Ruffino, Charles J. "Chuck," November 3, 2007 at age 90. Predeceased by wife, Mary and son, Anthony. He is survived by his daughters, Diane Ruffino and Adele (Mick) Jay; grandsons, Christopher, Matthew, Nicholas, Garrett and Weston; great-grandchildren, Tony, Matthew, Nathan, and Tisha; sisters Lillian Fornataro and Patricia (Preshey) Giudoni. He was a WWII Army veteran.
A Funeral Mass was said November 8 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Shaver, John E., of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Spencerport, died October 21, 2007, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his children, Tara (Ron) Wilder of Ithaca, Tanis (Ken Dillon) Carey of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Troy Shaver of Ithaca. Also survived by his mother, Dorothy B. Brower of Rochester; brothers, Robert W. (Maryann Sciarabba) Shaver of Rochester, William (Gayle) Shaver of Ontario, New York; grandchildren, Thomas, Zachary and Carrie Wilder; a niece and several nephews. John was preceded in death by his father, Elwood Shaver. In 1991, fol-lowing his retirement from Eastman Kodak after nearly 30 years of service, he relocated to Fort Myers, Florida, where he enjoyed many years of retirement, working part time at the Fort Myers Airport as a parking lot su-pervisor. John was a member of the Brockport Elk's Club #2110 BPOE and served as Exalted Ruler from 1986-1988.
A Funeral Service was held October 26 at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Pines of Peace, 2378 Ridge Road, Ontario, New York 14519 in his memory.
Stafford, Francena P., Died November 4, 2007 at age 93. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, gardener and friend. She is survived by son, Carl (Kathy) Stafford; grandchildren, Krissy, Matt and David; 34 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband C. Friend Stafford, daughter Carolyn, five brothers and seven sisters. She lived independently at the Village at Park Ridge until September 2007. She worked as a Child Psychologist for Greece Schools and a Literary Volunteer after retirement.
A Memorial Service was held November 9 at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home Inc., Spencerport. Contributions can be made to Unity Health Foundation (Village Green Thumbs in memory of Francena Stafford), 1563 Long Pond Road, Rochester 14626.
Brigandi, Lucille L. (Loftus), February 29, 2008, age 94. Predeceased by her husband, Paul; son, Russell; son-in-law, Joseph L. Marciano, brother, George Loftus; sisters, Rena Wicks, Elizabeth Koster, Winifred Ford, Eunice Grasby; dear family friend, Michael P. Streb. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Maureen Marciano; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Brigandi; brother-in-law, Lloyd Grasby; loving grandchildren, Paul and Jeanie Brigandi, Mary Brigandi, John and Mary Brigandi, Joseph and Tricia Marciano, Paul and Denise Marciano, Todd and Esther Marciano; beloved Grandma "B" to great grandchildren, Christopher, Alyssa, Paul, Justin, Joseph, Jacob, Kelsey and Victoria; "daughter of the heart," Elaine (Paul) Rosa; niece, Juanita (Fran) Kuryla and her family; special nieces and nephews from the Brigandi and Loftus families and many dear friends.
A Funeral Mass was said March 5 at St. Lawrence Church. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Lakeside Beikirch Care Center, 2nd Floor, 170 West Avenue, Brockport 14420 in her memory.
Steger, Rev. John J., March 4, 2008. Predeceased by his mother and father John W. and Sybilla Steger; brothers Robert H. and Eugene Steger. Survived by his brother George (Nancy) Steger of Spencerport; sister Ann (James) Hesek of Marlton, New Jersey; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins; dear friends Judy and Tom Russell. Father was Chaplain and lifetime member of NYS Association of Fire Chiefs; Commissioner Gates Fire District; charter member NYS Association of Fire Chaplains; member International Association of Fire Chiefs; member and Chaplain of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York. Faithful Friar of John W. Steger Assembly Knights of Columbus; charter member St. Jude's Council Knights of Columbus; founding Paster St. Jude the Apostle Church, member Rochester Bowling Association Hall of Fame and sponsor Steger Housing Development St. Jude's I and II apartments.
His Funeral Liturgy was March 8, Bishop Matthew H. Clark presiding. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Masses can be offered for the repose of his soul or donations can be made to Stations of the Cross Radio Station, c/o Robert Brown, 23 Grovewood Lane, Rochester 14624 in his memory.
Hooper, Cynthia M. (Thomas), Age 86, March 4, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Clyde Hooper; children Gordon (Mary) Hooper, Gail Hooper, Connie (John) Melendez, Patrick (Roberta) Hooper, Michael (Patricia) Hooper; her sister Yvonne McGee; 18 grand-children, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by children Ronald and Robert Hooper, and her brother Jim Thomas. Cynthia and her husband Clyde hosted many foreign exchange students over the years through the Youth for Understanding Program.
A Memorial Service was held March 7 at Hilton United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made to the church, 21 West Avenue, Hilton in her memory.
Monagan, Vivian C., Age 84, February 28, 2008. Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence and brother Rocky; granddaughter, Summer Thornton. She is survived by her children Judy Fleming and friend Rich Polsinelli, Carl (Suzanne) Pilon, Wayne (Carol) Monagan; brother Russell (Arlene) Wright; sister, Marian Herbstsommer. She also leaves her grandchildren David, Devon, Casey, Sarah, Amy, Jessica, Kimberly, Ronnie, Siobhan, Conor, Shauna, CJ, Nicole and great-grandchildren Mikayla, Alicia, Alexander, Karenna, Dale, Chandler; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services were held March 3 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Donations can be made to Parma Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 284, Hilton 14468 in her memory.
Redmond, Joseph W., March 3, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lois (Cyr) Redmond; five children; five step-children; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.
A Funeral Mass was said March 8 at St. Lawrence Church, Greece. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hilton Fire Department, P. O. Box 186, Hilton 14468 in his memory.
Wheeler, Audrey E., (Derosia), Age 72, March 2, 2008. She leaves her husband of 49 years, George Wheeler; children Kathleen (Keith) Crayton, Kathie (Joe) Sackel, Audrey (Bill) Smith, Harold Wheeler; her brothers Roy and John Derosia, sister Marion Voght; grandchildren Bill (Deb), Alice (Brian), Chuck (Cindy), Aaron, Adrienne, Cassandra, Jeremy, Thomas, Austin, Cory and Collin; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son George Wheeler Jr., brothers Burt and Levi Derosia and a sister Ethel Croucher.
Funeral Services were held March 5 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 186, Hilton 14468 in her memory.
Piedmonte, Grace L. (Simboli), 82, died March 1, 2008 at Lakeside Memorial Hospital. A lifelong resident of Holley, Grace was a member of the Brockport Free Methodist Church where she was active in the choir. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert L. Piedmonte in 1968. She is survived by her son, Steven L. (Sondra) Piedmonte of Holley and two daughters, Donna K. (George) Nolte of Holley and Debra L. (Jim) Farruggia of Retsof; five grandchildren, Gregory J. Piedmonte, Julie A. Killian, Kimberly Donahue, all of Holley and Andrianna and Peter Farruggia, of Retsof; four great grandchildren, Jessica, Steven, Rachel and Megan; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.
A Memorial Service was held March 8 at Brockport Free Methodist Church. Interment, Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials can be made to Lakeside Memorial Hospital or Hospice of Monroe County in her memory.
Roe, Adam E., Age 21, died suddenly March 3, 2008. Adam is survived by his parents, Virginia and David Roe; brother Danny (Brandy) Roe; sister, Amy Roe; nephews, D.J. and David Roe, Chad Johnston; niece, Marissa Johnston; maternal grandmother Arla Snook; two beloved canine companions, Rex and Kane; special friend, Chrissy Andressi; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was employed at VP Supply in Holley for several years.
Funeral Services were held March 7 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Holley. Contributions can be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 3901 Genesee Street, Suite 110, Buffalo, NY 14225 in his memory.