Elkins, Shirley A., June 29, 2006. Shirley is survived by her husband, James E. Elkins; children Lisa Brown, Joseph (Emily) Elkins, James (Michele McCall) Elkins, Edward Elkins, Pamela Elkins and Todd (Teresa) Elkins; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Phil (Barbara) Hayes and Martin (Sandy) Hayes; her dog, Jingles; several nieces and nephews. Shirley was a retiree of Rochester Products where she worked for 25 years.
Services and interment were held privately. Donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5831 in her memory.
Anders, George S., June 29, 2006, age 83. He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite. Survived by two sons, Michael (Jamie) and Gregory Anders; two sisters, Mary O'Neil and Louise Reichart; five grandchildren.
All services were private. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester 14609 in his memory.
Bennett, Violet B., June 30, 2006, age 76. Predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Bennett; her mother and father, Rose D. and Gregory Britz. Survived by brother, Gregory (Nance) Britz of Boston; children, Charles (Anne), Gregory (Kathy), Mary Lynne, Mark, William (Mary), Robert (Christine): and grandchildren, Olivia, Alexandra, Liam, Luke, Caroline, Emma, Isabelle and Paige; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Violet received her bachelors degree in social services from Nazareth and masters in education from Brockport State. Violet was a daily Communicant of St. Leo's Parish, member of the Alter and Rosary Society and many other organizations and volunteer groups.
A Memorial Service was held July 5 at St. Leo's Church, Hilton. Contributions can be made to St. Leo's Church or Visiting Nurse Service Hospice, 2180 Empire Boulevard, Webster, NY 14580-2029.
McPhee, Ryan J., June 29, 2006, at age 11, after a courageous 6 1/2 year battle with leukemia. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Jill McPhee; sister, Shannon McPhee; maternal grandparents, Albert and Margie Perna; paternal grandparents, Larry and Marcia McPhee; aunts and uncles, Deb (Kelly) Bramlett, Diane (Tom Jr.) Dacey, Jennifer Perna, Laurie Spaulding, Ron Spaulding; cousins, Taylor and Kyle Dacey; many loving and caring family and dear friends. Ryan was a 5th grader at Quest Elementary in Hilton and he played for the U11 Boys Hilton Heat Soccer Team.
A Memorial Mass was said July 6 at St. Lawrence Church. Interment Private. Contributions can be made in Ryan's memory to CURE Childhood Cancer Association, 200 Westfall Road, Rochester 14620 or Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon 14506-9732 or Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester 14642.
Azzolina, Robert T. "Bob," July 1, 2006 at age 63. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Rose Azzolina. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon A.; sons, Daniel J. (Joanne) and Douglas J. (Jennifer) Azzolina; granddaughters, Olivia and Grace; brother, Gary J. (Karen) Azzolina; sister, Gail J. (W. Steve) Martin; several nieces and nephews. Bob was a former member of the Spencerport Fire Department and an employee of Ogden Telephone and his specialties were antiques and woodworking.
A Funeral Mass was said July 6 at St. John's Church, Spencerport. Interment, St. John's Cemetery. Contribu-tions can be made to Lifetime Care Hospice or the Spen-cerport Fire Department in his memory.
Greene, Doris Calkins, On July 31, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James L. Greene and their four children, Bruce (Linda) of Holley; Valorie (Michael) Pontarelli of Spencerport, Cheryl (Mark) Hellert of Albion and Jeff (Kim) of Winter Haven, Florida; two brothers, Pat Calkins and Al Calkins. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Shawn Greene, Joe Pontarelli, Joshua Pontarelli, Alyssa Hellert and Jeff Greene, Jr. as well as several great grandchildren. She was a member of the Pearce Memorial Church in North Chili and formerly a member of the Holley Baptist Church.
A Memorial Service will be held September 23, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the East Troupsburg Church, East Troupsburg, New York. Interment, Chenango Cemetery, East Troupsburg. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester 14620 in her memory.
Burke, June M., On July 26, 2006. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Sylvia), Michelle (Joseph) Pallone; three granddaughters, Nicole (Oliver) Keller, Erin (Matthew) Anderson, and Lauren Pallone; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held July 31 at the Fowler Funeral Home, Inc., Brockport. Interment, Lake View Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Restoration of the Alumni House, SUNY Brockport, in her memory.
Howcraft, Dorothy (Nicloy), July 29, 2006. Predeceased by her husband, Mel Howcraft and her eight brothers and sisters. Survived by her sons, Steve (Dianne) Howcraft and Jay Howcraft; grandchildren, Kristin, Melissa and Nick Howcraft; dear nieces and nephews, Jerry (Carol), Patrick (Margaret), Danny (Vicki) Culhane, Laura Culhane Ferguson, Barb (Fran) Conklin, Carol Cullen Moyer, Marty (Emmy), Bob (Linda) Cullen, Doris (Neath) Folger and Ron (Marilynn) Jacobs; great-nieces and great-nephews; many dear relatives and friends.
A Private Service was held. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester 14616 in her memory.
Garrity, Marguerite M. (Holland), July 28, 2006, at age 84. Predeceased by her husband, John J. Garrity and son Michael J. Garrity. Survived by her daughters, Elaine (Ronn) Pommerening, Kathleen (Culver) Barr, Carol (Walter) Vanderpool; daughter-in-law, Jean Garrity; grandchildren Nicole (David) Arnold, Kimberly (Joseph) Heiderman, Ryan (Holly) Pommerening, Jason (Sarah) Garrity and Michael Pommerening; great granddaughter Lillian Garrity; sisters Eleanor (John) Doneghey and Dotty McLauglin; many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial and Interment Services were held privately. Contributions can be made to Lifetime Care Hospice in her memory.
Miller, Gladys L., July 29, 2006, age 82. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Miller; her children, Thomas (Abbie) Miller, Sharon (Stephen) Schmitz; five grandchildren, Kasey (Ben) White, Christin (Carl) Cady, Jason Miller, Daniel and Nicole Schmitz; great-grandson, Nicholas; several nieces and nephews.
A Prayer Service was held August 2 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of one's choice in her memory.