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NEW YORK - Steuben County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 20

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2009, at 2:24 a.m.

WELLSVILLE -- Robert Gilson Nye III, 64, of 3495 North Drive, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Oct. 9, 2002) at his home.
Born May 14, 1938 in Buffalo, he was the son of Robert G. and Dorothy (Simmons Turner) Nye Jr. He was married to Elaine Armstrong on Aug. 6, 1966 in Warren, Pa., who survives.
Bob was a graduate of Kenmore High School, attended Purdue University and Ithaca College, prior to entering the U.S. Air Force in 1959, where he served as a radar tech until 1963. Continuing with his education, he earned a bachelor of arts degree from Edinboro University in 1965.
He was employed as a registered representative for Advest Inc. of Hartford, Conn. from 1965-1995 and for Cadaret Grant & Co. Inc. of Syracuse from 1995 to his retirement in 2000. In his retirement he enjoyed driving for Adventure Limousine of Olean.
He was the trip leader for Camp Pathfinder in Algonquin Park, Canada for two years, and station manager for WJKB at Edinboro University. He was an active member of the Wellsville Rotary Club, where he served as president, treasurer and youth exchange chairman. He had been a member of the Rotary District 712 Advisory Committee, Governor's Aide and the District Nominating committee chairman for three years.
He was president of the District 712 Foundation for eight years and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by the members of the Wellsville Rotary Club. He was the fund raising chairman for the Wellsville Community Playground, was past president of the Wellsville Community Revitalization and Development Committee and the Wellsville Area United Way. He was a FEMA Grant Administrator, a member of the Wellsville Music Boosters, construction coordinator of the Marching Band Equipment Bus, past vice president of the Wellsville Little League, construction coordinator of the renovation of the Little League field and Lagoon 2 and 3 dugouts.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Wellsville and served as chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee, was a member of the Board of Finance, the board of Elders and the Diaconate Board.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Elaine, are two sons, David M. Nye of Atlanta, Ga. and John R. Nye, a senior at SUNY at Brockport; one daughter, Stacy (James) Coles of Buffalo; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kelcei Coles; his aunt, Frances Nye Sauer of Sarasota, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church in Wellsville. Rev. William Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Standards Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the S.P.C.A. serving Allegany County.

DANSVILLE -- Sandra J. Brown, 61, passed away Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002) at the Eustis Nursing Facility in Florida.
Sandy was born Oct. 6, 1941 in Dansville, a daughter of Sidney and Ruth (Kemp) Howe Jr. She was a 1959 graduate of the Dansville High School. She married Richard A. Brown on April 11, 1964 in Wayland, he survives.
She was a former employee at the Dansville Pennysaver for over 20 years. She also was a jewelry manager at Wal-Mart in Florida for 16 years. She enjoyed cooking, reading, knitting and working her flower beds, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Dansville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church in Morrison and Leesburg, Fla.
She was predeceased by her father Sidney Howe Jr. in 1971; her brother, Robert Howe in 1981; her nephew, Peter Howe in 1989; and her mother-in-law, Frances Brown in 1992.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard; two daughters, Stacy (Louis) DiCairano of Leesburg, Fla. and Kathleen (Mike) Rogers of Groveland, Fla.; four grandchildren; her mother, Ruth Howe of Dansville; her brother, Larry (Wendy) Howe of Dansville; her father-in-law, Joseph Brown of Wayland; her sister-in-law, Pat Howe of Rochester; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Chamberlin-Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. G. Calvin Sheasely officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville.
Contributions may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo, NY 14454; the Vincent House, PO Box 566, Wayland, NY 14572; or the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris, MY 14510 in memory of Sandra J. Brown.

BATH -- Scott L. Forshee, 42, of Bath, died Wednesday (Oct. 10, 2002) at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
He was born April 30, 1960 in Hornell to Robert and Barbara Heyer Forshee.
Scott worked for the Rochester Coca Cola Bottling Co. in sales as a vending distributor for 23 years. He was an active member of the Bath Elks Club, serving on several committees. He was an assistant coach for Kiwanis girls basketball, and enjoyed camping and golfing.
Scott and Susan celebrated 19 years of marriage in July of this year.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Forshee of Bath; his daughter, Kristin, and son, Nicholas, at home; his mother, Barbara and stepfather, Charles Antinore of Haines City, Fla.; three brothers, Allen (Terri) Forshee of Canisteo, Steven (Kelly) Forshee of Canisteo and David (Terese) Forshee of Wayland; one sister, Lori (Michael) Schwartz of Wayland; his grandmother, Lucille McKinney of Canisteo; his grandfather, George Heyer of Harlingen, Texas; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary (Joan) Reagan of Penn Yan; and many nieces and nephews.
Scott was predeceased by his father, Robert Forshee.
Friends may call on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. in Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath, with an Elks service at 6:45 p.m. Calling hours will also be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bath, with a funeral service at 4 p.m., Rev. Jeffrey McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Scott's name may be made to the Elks Scholarship Fund or the American Heart Association.

CAMP LeJEUNE, N.C. -- Staff Sgt. Michael L. Utter, 27, of Jacksonville, N.C., passed away Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at Camp LeJeune, N.C. while on duty.
Michael was born in Elmira, April 29, 1975, and was the son of Dale L. and Sherylee Ilnicki Utter.
He was a graduate of Horseheads High School, was an eight year veteran of the Marine Corps., and was a tank commander.
He was a member of the VFW Post of Hornell.
He was the recipient of the following medals and awards, Marine Corps. Good Conduct Medal; The Navy & Marine Corps. Achievement Medal; The National Defense Service Medal; The Armed Forces Service Medal; the NATO Medal; The Armed Forces Expedition Medal; The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; The Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and The Meritorious Unit Commendation.
He is survived by his mother, Sherylee Ilnicki (Edward Swan) of Jasper; his father, Dale L. Utter (Roseanne Chapman) of Big Flats; two brothers, Brian D. Utter of Jacksonville, N.C. and Steven S. Utter of Lackland AFB, Texas; his paternal grandmother, Velma Utter of Horseheads; two aunts; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester Utter and Michael and Norma Ilnicki.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Jasper Cemetery, with full military honors.

HORNELL -- Francis J. "Fritz" Riefer, 79, of 237 High St., passed away Tuesday morning (Oct. 8, 2002) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo, after a long illness.
Born in Hornell on April 8, 1923, he was a son of the late Fred and Clara Willour Riefer. On Nov. 1, 1947, he was married in Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville to the former Dorothy Denoff, who survives. They would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in November.
A life long resident of Hornell, Fritz was a graduate of St. Ann's School and Hornell High School. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-1946.
He was employed by the former Erie and Erie-Lackawanna Railroads, retiring from Conrail as an engineer in 1983 after 41 years of service.
Fritz was a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
His family includes his wife, Dorothy; his four sons, Joseph (Regina) Riefer, David Riefer and William Riefer, all of Hornell, and James Riefer of Arkport; his two daughters, Nancy (James) McManus of Sparks, Nev. and Linda (Dale) Rice of Cohocton; his 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also his nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Fritz was predeceased by his brother, Charles "Otto" Riefer, and his sister, Alice Riefer.
There will be no calling hours. A Christian burial service and committal prayers will be held privately at the convenience of his family at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Francis' memory to St. Ann's School Memorial Fund, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

ALMOND -- Jean W. Moses, 77, of 7005 Whitney Valley Rd., Almond, died Monday evening (Oct. 7, 2002) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, following a long illness.
Born in Hornell on May 29, 1925, she was the daughter of Edward and Pearl (Martin) Whitiker. Jean was a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School and later graduated from Ryder College in Trenton, N.J.
Jean resided in the Panama Canal Zone from 1945-1953, where she worked for the U.S. Government. After returning to Almond in 1953, she was employed at Citizens National Bank of Alfred, retiring as a loan officer.
She had been a member of the Almond Union of Churches and was a five-year member of the Alfred-Almond School Board. Jean had many hobbies including gardening, coin collecting and she enjoyed drawing floor plans for new homes.
On Sept. 11, 1944, she married Carl Moses, who survives. In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Marty (Kathy) Moses of Almond and Roger (Donna) Moses of Holliston, Mass.; five grandchildren.
At Jean's request there will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Almond Union of Churches, with Rev. Steven Sweeting and Rev. Diane Cox officiating.
Arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.
Jean's family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Almond Ambulance Fund, Almond, N.Y. 14804.

HORNELL -- M. Ethel Nash Fisher, 82, died April 21, 1997, and Harold W. Fisher, 91, died May 26, 2002, in Naples, Fla.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay (Lawrence) Britt and a son, David (Mary) Fisher, both of Rochester; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. this Saturday in Rural Cemetery, Hornell, with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Ila May Goodwin, 96, formerly of Hornell, died Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) in San Diego, Calif.
Ila was born in Ulysses, Pa., Dec. 29, 1905, the daughter of the late William Henry and Eva A. Reed Prouty.
She attended Mansfield State Teachers College and taught for a short time in Pennsylvania until moving to Hornell, where she met and married Lester Goodwin. They resided on Spencer Avenue from 1927-1958. Ila was in the nursing profession and worked at the former Bethesda Hospital from 1951-1958. Following the death of her husband in 1962, she moved to California, where she worked at Clairemont General Hospital until her retirement in 1970. Following her retirement, she did private duty nursing until 1985.
The Goodwin family was very active in the First Baptist Church in Hornell and both daughters were married there. Ila served as deaconess at the church for several years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester; her son, Jack L. Goodwin; and two brothers, Nathaniel and Glenn Prouty.
She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie G. (David) Lawrence of San Diego, Calif. and Alice L. Stewart of Almond; 11 grandchildren; as well as several great and great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be present to receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 11 a.m., with Rev. Michael Childs officiating. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Pioneer United Church of Christ, 2550 Fairfield St., San Diego, CA 92110, where Ila had been an active member since 1962.

PAINTED POST -- William Joseph Donnelly, 71, of 250 North Hamilton St., died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at the Waters of Three Rivers.
He was born Feb. 2, 1931 in Hornell, the son of the late Francis E. and Margaret G. Nary Donnelly. A resident of Hornell and graduate of Hornell High School, he moved to Corning in 1978.
He was a veteran of the US Army, a corporal in the Artillery Radar Division, serving in the Korean Conflict during 1951-55.
William and Rita Schmieder were married Sept. 18, 1954 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
He was employed in the meat department of Loblaws and P&C in Hornell. He then transferred to the P&C in Riverside, retiring from the P&C of Bath.
William was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Rita; son, William Donnelly Jr. of Lindley; brothers, John Donnelly of Lockport and Francis Donnelly of Bath; grandchildren, David, Ryan and Sherry; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son, Hans in 1984.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial and committal prayers will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Painted Post. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.
The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in William's name to Cancer Treatment Services, 114 Columbia St., Corning, N.Y. 14830; or the Waters of Three Rivers Resident Council, 101 Creekside Dr., Painted Post, N.Y. 14870.

CANISTEO -- Bernice I. Mullen, 96, of 4182 State Route 248, passed away unexpectedly Saturday (Dec. 7, 2002) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born in the Town of West Union, Sept. 13, 1906, a daughter of Warren and Nellie Preston Lamphier, she resided her early life on West Jasper Hill, and had resided on the Bennetts Creek Road the past 86 years.
She was a former member of the Bennetts Creek Bible Church and was a member of the Canisteo Wesleyan Church. Bernice will be remembered for her love of family, gardening, and her lifetime commitment to her lord and savior, Jesus Christ. She was predeceased by her husband Glenn, in 1969, whom she had married on Dec. 3, 1927, one infant, son Stanley Mullen in 1933; her grandson, Jonathan Warriner in 2002; as well as three great-grandchildren, Craig Lang in 1978, Michele Lee Mullen in 1981 and Miranda Sue Mullen in 1989. She was also predeceased by her two sisters, Mary Mullen and Freda Stephens, and her six brothers, Arthur, Floyd, Howard, Lewis, Albert and Robert Lamphier.
Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn (John) Warriner of Canisteo, Bernice Irene (James) Merry of Rexville, and Elizabeth (Glenn) Niles of Hornell; four sons, Bernard (Zelia) Mullen of Canisteo, Burdette (Joyce) Mullen of Campbell, William (Ella) Mullen of Canisteo and Robert (Beverly) Mullen of Canisteo; 32 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren and a surrogate mother to countless other children.
The family will be present Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Canisteo Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Donald Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Bennett's Creek Cemetery.
Friends wishing to remember Bernice are asked to consider a memorial contribution to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minn., 55440-0779, the Bennetts Creek Bible Church, % Matt Sanford, 6031 Honey Run Road, Hornell, NY, 14843, or the Canisteo Wesleyan Church, 25 Greenwood St., Canisteo, NY 14823.

HORNELL/SCIO -- Martha "Marty" Kerr Reiner, 48, of Scio, formerly of Hornell, entered into rest early Saturday morning (Dec. 7, 2002) at St. James Mercy Hospital surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Hornell on Sept. 12, 1954, she was the daughter of Harold Kerr, who predeceased her in 1998, and Helen (Argentieri) Kerr, who survives.
A graduate of Hornell High School, Martha had resided in Hornell for most of her life before moving to Scio, where she had resided for the past 10 years with her long time companion, Mike Dunning, who also survives.
She was employed by the Allegany County Arc in Scio as a caregiver for the past year.
Martha was an avid gardener and loved to collect all types of Mickey Mouse items.
A loving and caring mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, her family includes her three daughters, Jo Ann Kerr (Robert Carpenter) of Wellsville, Shannon (Jason) Goodwin of Dansville and Jamie Reiner of Avoca; her mother, Helen Kerr of Hornell; her 12 grandchildren, Brittany, Nicholas, Josh, Amanda Jo, Dillion, Nicole, Dakota, Charles, Destiny, Kendra, Haily and Morgan; her sister, Claudia (Roger) Wilcox of Hornell; her brother, Steve (Debbie) Kerr of Hornell; her companion Mike Dunning of Scio; also her nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Martha's request there will be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of her family at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell, with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Martha's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, N.Y. 14609-5896.

CUBA -- William Jack Plants of 54 South Shore Road, Cuba, died Sunday (Dec. 8, 2002) at his home following a three-year illness.
He was born in Hornell on Nov. 18, 1921, a son of Kenneth E. and Loranah Jack Plants. On July 14, 1944, in Tucson, Arizona, he married the former Veronica McHale, who survives.
Mr. Plants was a lifelong resident of the Southern Tier and had lived in Hornell, Wellsville and Cuba. He attended Lawrenceville Academy, Blair Academy and Oklahoma University.
Mr. Plants was employed by Ebenezer Oil Company of Wellsville, where he served as director, vice president, president and chairman of the board for over 40 years.
He was a veteran serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, a bombardier in a B-17 during World War II, he was shot down by anti-aircraft in Verona, Italy. He was held as a POW for 14 months in Barth, Germany, Stalag Luft 1. In 1988 he was awarded a medal for bravery during his captivity and for "upholding the code of conduct of an American soldier" by Congressman Amory Houghton.
Mr. Plants had a great love for his family and enjoyed the water, boating and sailing. He collected and restored antique wooden motor boats. He participated in many Classic Boat shows in Clayton, N.Y., and Toronto with his prize 1937 runabout "Daisy" named after the love of his life. He was a familiar sight "Putzin'" around Cuba Lake every evening for many years. He enjoyed attending many Americus Cup Races in Newport, R.I.
He also enjoyed wine making and was a great story teller, fascinating adults and children alike.
Mr. Plants was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church of Cuba, the V.F.W. where he was awarded a lifetime membership, Buffalo Power Squadron, Charter member and 1st Commander of the Southern Tier Power Squadron, the Lions Club and the American Cancer Society. As a Senior Lieutenant for the Buffalo Power Squadron Mr. Plants implemented the safe boating course, and in 1959 he founded the Southern Tier Group of the Buffalo Power Squadron to which he served as the 1st commander and in 1989 he received an award of recognition for his 30 years of service as Past Commander to the Southern Tier Power Squadron. He was also past director of the Cuba Lake Cottage Owners Association. A survivor of throat cancer at the age of 48, Mr. Plants went on to chair many successful fundraisers for the Cancer Society as well as mentoring many other larngectomy patients across the state, while continuing to teach children the safe boating course at Cuba Lake. As a lifelong member and past director and President of the New York State Oil Producers Association, Mr. Plants was also honored in 1987 for his long and faithful service as a member and past president of the N.Y.S. Oil Producers Association. The N.Y.S.O.P.A. endows an annual scholarship to Alfred University in his name.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 59 1/2 years are, six children, Kathryn Jack Plants of Cuba, Peter Jack Plants of Buffalo, William James (Candace) Plants of Cuba, Suzanne Plants (Jan) Fundalinski of Buffalo, Colette Plants Reardon of Berlin, Maryland, and Elizabeth Plants (Jeffery) Jubenville of Kent, N.Y.
He is also survived and will be sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by daughters Mary Drusilla Plants Dimant and infant daughter Mary Plants, two brothers, Kenneth J. Plants and Harvey J. Plants.
Friends will be received by the family at the McIntosh Funeral Home (Nicholson Chapel), 24 Genesee Parkway, Cuba, today from 4-7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday beginning with a prayer service at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Angels Church. Father Jerome M. Dissek, pastor, will be Celebrant of the Mass.
Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Hornell, N.Y.
A scriptural wake service will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Home Care and Hospice, 118 N. Main St., Wellsville, N.Y., 14895, or to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, N.Y., 14609-5896.

DANSVILLE -- Anna Florence "Flo" Kenney of Dansville died unexpectedly Saturday (Dec. 7, 2002) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
Flo was born in Hornell on Aug. 12, 1923, the daughter of the late Charles and Katherine (Lynch) Price. On February 5, 1946, she was married to Maynard Kenney at Tyndale Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla.
Flo was the youngest member of the Hornell High School Class of 1940, graduating at the age of 16. She also attended the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Florence played a vital role in helping to raise her two brothers Donald (Helen) Price (deceased) of Nyack, N.Y. and James (Kyoko) Price of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after the premature death of her mother.
Flo was an extremely loving mother and grandmother, also a fierce advocate for her family. She enjoyed hosting numerous friends and extended family at her summer home on Loon Lake, built on the site where she met her future husband at a harvest dance. Flo enjoyed dancing, travel and supporting her children and grandchildren at their athletic and school activities. She was a voracious reader, averaging five to six books per week.
Florence was employed as a linotype operator at the Dansville Breeze/Genesee County Express and was in advertising design for many years at the Dansville-Wayland Pennysaver. In later years, she was also a driving instructor.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Maynard Kenney of Dansville, five children Donna (Robert) Moffat of Amherst, N.Y.; Lawrence Kenney of Seeley Lake, Montana; Thomas (Debi) Kenney of Hornell, Carole Kenney of Colorado; and Scott Kenney of Dansville, 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. An infant daughter, Diane, predeceased her.
Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 4 Perine St., Dansville, where services will be held Wed. at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Price officiating.
Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in West Sparta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dansville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 235, Dansville, NY 14437.

CANASERAGA -- Harry J. Boylan, 73, died Dec. 8, 2002.
He was born Feb. 5, 1929 in Canaseraga to Homer and Katherine Wheeler Boylan.
He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Canaseraga American Legion Post, the Trappers Association and Field Trials Association.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper.
He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia, whom he married Oct. 23, 1954 in Wayland. He was also predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Caudill.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda (John) Owens of Canaseraga and Kimberly (Thomas) Collins of Canaseraga; grandchildren Scott (Josie), Heather, Matthew, Michael, Brandy, and Sherry; great-grandchildren Christian, Kalei, Caleb and Hannah; close friend Francis Gitro of Canaseraga; sisters-in-law Alice Moore of Wayland, Catherine (Bill) Mattice of Wayland, Joyce Sliker of Dansville and Lynn Whiteman of Sunnyvale, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Mann Funeral Home in Canaseraga Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jess Flint officiating. Burial will be in Canaseraga Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Canaseraga Ambulance.

WEST ALMOND -- Michael L. Rochester, 53, of 2584 Turnpike Road, died Monday (Dec. 9, 2002) in Robert Packer Memorial Hospital, Sayre, Pa., where he had been a patient for the past four days. Arrangements are incomplete at the Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell.
14895, or to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, N.Y., 14609-5896.

DANSVILLE -- Roger Joe Wilcox, 37, passed away peacefully Saturday (Dec. 7, 2002) at his home in Dansville.
Roger was born May 15, 1965, in Dansville, a son of Lester and Doris (Fisher) Wilcox.
Roger was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Wilcox of Mt. Morris; his father, Lester Wilcox of Batavia; his sister, Becky Bradley of Liberty Hill, Texas; several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends at the Witter House in Dansville.
Friends may call 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chamberlin-Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling, with Rev. James Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville.
Contributions may be made to the Witter House, 48 Morse St., Dansville, NY 14437 in memory of Roger Joe Wilcox.

WAYLAND -- Durwood C. Menz, 73, passed away peacefully Sunday (Dec. 8, 2002) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.

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