Updated Oct. 26, 2010
Many of these classmates passed away much too young and did not have a chance to have an impact in the world or leave a legacy. They did have an impact in the lives of their classmates and though they may be gone, they are not forgotten by the friends who knew them.
Joseph Robusto - Class of 1973
Ontario: Passed away suddenly on May 19, 2011 at age 56. Predeceased by his father Frank Robusto. Survived by his wife Vicki; children, Alex, Shelby; mother Mary Robusto; siblings, Frank (Jackie) Robusto, Anthony Robusto, Dolores Fox; several nieces & nephews. All are invited to attend his Funeral Mass 11AM Wednesday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an Educational Fund for his children P.O Box 255, Ontario, NY 14519 in his memory. Arrangements by MURPHY FUNERAL HOME
Ralph Moak - Class of 1964
Ontario: May 8, 2011 at age 64 passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his father, Ralph; sister, Diane; children, Ken (Janice McCabe), Leslie (Adrian) Twist; precious grandchildren, Lauren & Aidan who gave him the will to fight; nieces, Carrie (Brad) Miller, Kelly DeFisher (Eddie Schafer); great-nephews & nieces, many cousins and countless friends. A special thanks to Dr. Peter Kouides and his team at the Lipson Cancer Center and the nurses at RGH 5500 for their wonderful care. Family & friends may call on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario, where his funeral will be held 10AM Wednesday, followed by his committal at Furnaceville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lipson Cancer Center Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621.
Robert Wambach - Class of 1952
Ontario: February 4th, 2011 at age 77. Mr. Wambach died at his home in Ontario, NY, surrounded by family members, ending a valiant battle against Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He married his life long partner and best friend, Lucia Molino on Sept.13, 1958 & raised four wonderful children. In addition, Mr. Wambach noted that he not only married a wonderful woman, but gained another wonderful family, the Molinos. Mr. Wambach served in the U.S. Army, having entered service in late 1953, while the Korean War was still in progress. After basic training at Camp Polk, LA, he was sent to radio school in Stuttgart, Germany & was stationed in Augsburg as a radio operator. He was honorably discharged after achieving the rank of Corporal. He returned to Ontario to raise a family & enjoyed a 37 year career at Delco Products/GMC, retiring in 1992 as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. He served as a member of the Ontario Volunteer Emergency Squad for 10 years & was active in the Rochester Genealogy Society. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lucia (Molino); daughters, Karen Merritt (Lance), Teresa Stockschlaeder (Jim), Margaret Rubin (Robert); son Robert Jr. (Lynn); 7 grandchildren; sisters, Florence Karn (Phil), Evelyn LeVay (John); brother Don (Barbara); many in-laws & cousins. His loved ones will miss his kindness, wit & wonderful sense of humor. The family wishes to thank Lifetime Assistance Hospice nurses for their compassion & guidance & the Molino family for their love & support. Friends may attend calling hours Tuesday 4-7PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario, where his Memorial Service will be held 10AM Wednesday. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Pines of Peace, Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY 14519 or The Epilepsy Foundation/ Research & Development, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785-2353.
David Mogray - Class of 1976
Saturday April 2, 2011 at the age of 52. David is predeceased by his parents, Robert & Jeanette Mogray and his brother, James Mogray. David is survived by his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth E. Mogray; son, Michael David Mogray; brother, Robert J. (Kathy) Mogray; nephew, Michael Robert (Bobbie Jo) Mogray; several nieces & nephews.
David graduated from Wayne Central High School in 1976. His favorite music was the Beach Boys and country, especially Randy Travis. He enjoyed watching western movies. He coached baseball in Churchville for 6 years. He was known as a workaholic. He worked with his son Michael in the family business Monroe Vacuum Products, Inc. David also volunteered at the Churchville Fire Department & Ambulance. He just received his CFR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Churchville Fire Department, 24 Washington St., Churchville, NY 14428 in David's memory.
James Breckenridge - Class of 1971
Entered in to rest at his home on September 27, 2010, in his 57th year. Predeceased by his parents, Douglas and Hilda. Survived by his beloved wife, Debora; children, Bryce and Sara; granddaughter; and sisters. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of His Life at the Bible Baptist Church of Sodus, 6181 Ridge Road on Saturday, October 2nd at 3 PM. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home.
John Robert Baker - Class of 1964
John Robert Baker died Monday, April 19, 2010. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Genesis United Methodist Church. Interment: 10:30 a.m. Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Memorials: Gifts in his memory may be made to the Building Fund at Genesis United Methodist Church, 7635 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, Texas 76133; or Habitat for Humanity, 3345 S. Jones St., Fort Worth, Texas 76110.
John was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Rochester, N.Y., son of Elwood and Bessie Berbig Baker. He grew up in Lincoln, N.Y., and earned an undergraduate degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and a graduate degree from Embry-Riddle University. His 22 years of service in the U.S. Air Force took him to Thailand during the Vietnam War. He flew both the F-105 and the F-16 and retired as a lieutenant colonel. After retirement, he joined a small group of engineers working on future weapons for aircraft through Lockheed Martin, where he worked for 20 years.
John loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was passionate about flyfishing, birding, the arts, solving puzzles, bridge, traveling and Daschunds. He was an active member of the Fort Worth Flyfishing Club and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He was a loving husband, father and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.
John was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Richard; and his first wife, Cyndee. Survivors: His wife, Marsha; son, Spencer; granddaughter, Anabelle; sister, Pat; nieces, Eva and Hannah; and Marsha's children, Shawn Mills and Shelley Carrington, and grandchildren, Layne Mills and Will Carrington.
Published in Star-Telegram on April 24, 2010
Bonnie L. Hayes (Klein)- Class of 1965
Rochester/Pembroke Pines: Bonnie L. (Hayes) Klein, 63, formerly of Ontario/Rochester, passed away at her home in Pembroke Pines, Florida on February 7, 2011 after a two-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her parents, Gwendolyn and K. Robert Hayes; daughter, Kimberly Pollock; son-in-law, J. Martin Taccetti; grandson, Nicolas Taccetti; sister, Jerry (John) Gronberg; brother, William (Martha) Hayes; ex-husband, Dr. Mark Klein; and ex-husband, John Pollock.
Bonnie graduated from Wayne Central High School in 1965, where she was on the National Honor Society. She graduated with distinction from Monroe Community College in 1974 with an AAS in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse and therapist at Rochester General Hospital (RGH) before becoming the Program Director for the RGH Day Hospital in 1979. After leaving RGH, she worked for many years as office manager for Dr. Klein's psychiatric office. In her spare time Bonnie enjoyed gardening, home renovation and cooking.
Daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Bonnie will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Gertrude D. Pollard - Faculty
Born Nov. 8, 1923, passed away after a short illness on Nov. 1, 2010. Predeceased by her son Dennis. Survived by her daughters, Catherine (Dick) Dell, Teresa (John) Risley, Donna Pollard (Vincent White); 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; great, great-grandson; her faithful companion Butterscotch; many wonderful friends, especially Mary Durkee; many nieces & nephews.
Friends are invited to call Friday, 2-5PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd, Ontario. Her Funeral Service will be held 10AM Saturday at Immanuel United Church of Christ, followed by her Committal at Furnaceville Cemetery. Donations may be made to Lollypop Farm or Food Link in her memory.
Florence (Mace) Powell - Faculty
Died on October 25, 2010 at age 84. Predeaceased by her granddaughter Bobbi Ann Powell. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Nolan L. Powell; children, Alan (Nancy), Susan (Sharon), Scott (Maria), David, Kenneth (Elizabeth), Jeffrey (Maureen), Marilyn (John); 6 grandchildren; brother, Jack Mace. Friends are invited to call Friday 4-7PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd, Ontario, where her Funeral Service will be held 10AM Saturday. Donations may be made to a charity of ones choice in her memory.
Linda Nagel Serenka - Class of 1974
Linda Nagel Serenka 1956-2010
ALBANY Linda Marie Serenka, 54 of Jay Street, passed away on Friday, October 22 at Albany Medical Center after a long illness. Linda earned an associates degree from Monroe Community College and worked as a receptionist at eba Center for Dance and Fitness on Hudson Avenue in Albany. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Robert L. Serenka, Jr., two brothers; Steven and Bernie and a sister, Bobbie. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service which will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 21 Hackett Blvd., Albany on Saturday afternoon, October 30 at 3. A "pot-luck" reception will follow. Inurnment will take place in the columbarium of St. Paul's Church Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her memory be made to the Transplant Awareness Organization, PO Box 23522, Rochester, NY 14692-3552. For on-line condolences please visit, www.simplechoicescremation.com
A Memorial Service for Linda Marie Serenka [8/3/56 to 10/22/10]
Saturday, October 30 at 3pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
21 Hackett Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
A potluck reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda Marie's memory to The Transplant Awareness Organization
PO Box 23552
Rochester, New York 14692-3552
Thomas Roome - Class of 1976
Friday, September 24, 2010, at age 52. Tom is survived by his wife, Cathy Tobin Roome; sons, Sean Hargraves, Michael Roome; mother and father, Marie and James Roome; father-in-law, Edward Tobin; siblings, Christine (Richard) Foss, Aaron (Janet) Roome, John (Ruth) Roome; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Michael) McAuliffe, Jean (Russell) Stein, Amy (Keith) Morales; nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was on the board of directors of Sand hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca and a Deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Victor.
Friends may call Tuesday evening 6-8 at Lucey-Van Voorhis Funeral Home, 301 West Main Street, Victor. A celebration of Tom's life will begin Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at First Presbyterian Church of Victor. Gifts in Tom's memory may be directed to First Presbyterian Church of Victor, 70 East Main Street, Victor,NY14564. luceyvanvoorhisfuneralhome.com
Anne McCartan Mitchell - Class of 1973-1974
Went to be with the Lord on August 16, 2010 at age 54. Survived by her daughters, Katherine Mitchell, Christina (Ken) Tillman, Leta (David) Teal; grandchildren, Sara Anne, Alysa, Cooper, Lucas, Simon; mother, Elizabeth Scott-Bennett; siblings, Mike, Rick, Jim, Don, Linda.
Friends are invited to call Sunday 12-2PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd, Ontario. A Funeral Mass will be held 1PM Monday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Ontario.
Rickey Van Houter - Class of 1975
WASHINGTON/WILLIAMSON: Suddenly on May 17, 2010, at age 52. Formerly of Williamson. Devoted husband of Ilene Van Houter of Rockville, MD; beloved father of Jacob Van Houter of Brooklyn, NY and Andrew (Samantha) Van Houter of South Orange, NJ; loving son of Emerson and Lillian Van Houter of Williamson; dear brother of Gary (Janis) Van Houter of Lompoc, CA, Roger (Karen) Van Houter of Pensacola, FL, and Judy (Michael) Weber of Penfield; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Rickey was a 1975 graduate of Wayne Central HS and a 1979 graduate of SUNY Buffalo. He was employed as a computer programmer for a government contractor in Washington, DC for many years. He was actively involved in the activities of his congregation, Ezras Israel of Rockville, MD. Rickey was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Interment at Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg, MD. Contributions in Rickey’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.
Martin L. Keymel - Class of 1967
Ontario: Died unexpectedly on May 14, 2010 at age 61. Predeceased by his father Luther & brother George. Survived by his wife Cheryl Campbell Keymel; son David M. Keymel (Fiancé Ashley Tinklepaugh); daughter Carrie E. Keymel; mother Shirley Keymel; brothers Luther (Karen) Keymel, Paul Keymel; father & mother-in-law, Ralph & Eileen Campbell; brother & sister-in-law Caryn (Mark) Devlin, Julie (Bill) Bachman; many aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.
Friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service, 7PM Wednesday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OVES or Pines of Peace in his memory. Arrangements by MURPHY FUNERAL HOMEMartin Keymel Memorial Website
Anthony J. Tarana, III - Class of 1980
Webster: April 13, 2010, age 47. Predeceased by mother, Beatrice. Survived by his wife of 21 years, Lorriann (Cocilova); sons, Anthony, Joseph & Nicholas; father, Anthony J. Tarana Jr.; sister, Carla (James) Boerman; brother, Steven; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many dear friends. He was the most devoted father and husband and will always be missed.
Calling, THURS. 2-4, 7-9 at Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 NINE MILE POINT ROAD, WEBSTER (Rte 250). Please join the family Friday 9:15 AM at St. Rita's Church, (1008 Maple Drive), Webster for his Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Aquinas Sports Boosters, PO Box 14382, Rochester, NY 14614. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Thomas Brasser - Class of 1964
MAIZE, KS - Brasser, Thomas Dale, 63, retired Labor Relations Specialist of the U.S. Postal Service, passed away January 26, 2010. Tom's generous heart could no longer beat on and he is finally resting peacefully. Tom was an avid golfer and fisherman who loved his family dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Elizabeth Brasser. Tom is survived by wife, Michelle of Maize; daughter, Shannon Brasser of Bentley; sons, Kevin (Holly) Brasser, Craig (Karrina) Brasser, both of St. Marks, KS, and Aaron (Sherri) Brasser of Colwich; daughter, Aubree Brasser of Wichita; grandchildren, Amber, Brandon, Nathan, Carly, Dalton, Morgan, Blade, Ryan, Carter and Lexi; brothers, Richard of Campobello, SC and Albert of Syracuse, NY and sister, MaryLou Tellier of Wolcott, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Rosary at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 28,with Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, January 29, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colwich. Tom would have wanted us all to celebrate his life and toast a drink to him in heaven. Arrangements provided by Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Colwich.
Kevin Munger - Class of 1975
Ontario: Into the Arms of his Lord on November 29, 2009, at age 52. Survived by his children, Amy Jo Munger, Kirk Munger; grandchildren, Brianna Munger, Jewel Munger; parents Boyd & Joyce Munger; brothers, Avery (Florence) Munger, Glenn Munger, Brian Munger; former wife Sharon Munger; aunt, uncles, several nieces nephews & friends. All are invited to call 2-4 & 7-9PM Wednesday at Murphy Funeral Home, 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario, where his Funeral will be held 1PM Thursday, followed by his Burial at Macedon Center Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Center, in his memory, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626.
Andrea S. Warner - Faculty
Ontario: November 23, 2009, at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by her mother, Alfonsene Warner. She is survived by her children, Bonnie, Danielle & Paul; her father, Edward Warner; a sister, Jaia (Edward) Masterson; nieces & nephews. Andrea was retired form the Wayne Central School District where she taught for 34 years. Services and interment will be private. If you would like to make a contribution in Andrea's memory please consider a hospice group or home of your choice.
Mark David Osterhout - Class of 1980
Ontario: Died on September 17, 2009, at age 47. Survived by his wife Mechelle; beloved son David; mother Joan; sisters, Laurie (Russ) Zaft, Julie (George) Bolender; brothers, Alan (Nica), Neil (Karie); several nieces & nephews; & many friends. Mark has gone to join his father David Osterhout, sisters, Wendy DeMartini, Angela Osterhout, & niece Angela Bolender. Mark was a man of few words. He loved his family, friends & his music. Mark will be greatly missed by all of us. His family will receive his friends at a graveside service 10AM Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.
David W. Grandin - Class of 1967
Palmyra: Died on October 5, 2009 at age 60. Survived by his wife Diane; sisters Joan, Pat & Donna; several nieces & nephews. At his request, there will be no services held. Donations may be made to the Highlands at Brighton in his memory. Arrs: by Murphy Funeral Home.
Richard J. Losz - Class of 1990
Hollywood, FL/Ontario, NY: Unexpectedly on July 10, 2009, age 37. Predeceased by his grandparents, John & Ann Losz and John Kasun. He leaves his parents, Rita & Richard; sister, Kara; grandmother, Armeda Kasun; uncles, Dennis (Johanne) Losz, David (Diana) Kasun; aunt, Karen (Patrick) McDonough; several cousins residing in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Prior to moving to Florida, Rick was a volunteer at West Webster Fire Dept. and an EMT in the Rochester area. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Friends may call 2-4 & 7-9 PM, Friday at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to West Webster Vol. Firemen's Assoc., 1051 Gravel Rd., Webster, NY 14580, or Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.
Eric Wunderlich - Class of 2007
Eric Wunderlich, .Ontario: Suddenly, May 15, 2009, age 20. He leaves his parents, Herm and Lynda Wunderlich; brother, Mark; grandmother, Elizabeth Wunderlich; several aunts, uncles and cousins; many friends.
Phyllis Anne Flatt Mc Intosh - Class of 1958
Webster/Ontario: Entered into rest on March 30, 2009 in her 68th year. A graduated on Wayne Central School Class of 58. She was co-valedictorian. Attended Syracuse University and Paul Smith College. Survived by her daughter, Heather (Mark) Lockwood of CT; grandchildren, Katherine and Michael; sisters, Marcia (Emerson) Ironside, Colleen (Bob) Stanley, Denise (Greg) Palis; brother, Ronald (Gayle) Flatt; beloved nieces and nephews; aunt, Mabel Brandt. Predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Iola Flatt; and brother, Gary Flatt.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in her memory to Union Hill Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance, PO Box 112 Union Hill, NY 14563.
Elizabeth (Hollebrand) Scoville “Betty” - Class of 1972
ONTARIO: Died suddenly on April 23, 2009 at age 55. Predeceased by her parents Isaac & Sarah Hollebrand. Survived by her husband John; children, Cory DeLorm, Jason DeLorm, Michael (Michelle) Scoville, Shelly (Dale) Brothers; grandchildren, Heather DeLorm, Christy, Justin, Samuel, Xaviar; brother William (Sue) Hollebrand; many extended family & friends. To honor Betty’s wishes, no prior calling hours. A celebration of her life to be held at a time/date to be announced. Donations may be made to Ontario Volunteer Ambulance Squad in her memory.
Connor Burns - Class of 2003
Walworth: Mon., April 27, 2009, age 24. He leaves his mother, Bonny (Robert) Manning; father, Bryan (Lisa) Burns; siblings, Garrett (Irene) Burns, Brooke, Meredith, Dalton & Faythe Burns, Lynn Manning & Cristen (Sean) Nagle; grandparents, Jack & Pat Burns, Carroll Manning; aunts, uncles & cousins. Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM Saturday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 5823 Walworth Rd., Ontario. Interment, Webster Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Humane Society at Lollypop Farm.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on 4/30/2009
Arne Lindquist - Class of 1975
West Irondequoit: Passed peacefully April 2, 2009, at the age of 51 after a long and courageous battle with the auto-immune disease, sarcoidosis. Predeceased by his older brother Leif. Loving husband to Nancy Shields Lindquist and father to Anika and Erik. Also survived by parents William C. and Deirdre Lindquist; siblings Rondi (John) Falvo, Dag (Carol), and Erika; nephew Anders and niece Anja Lindquist; Aunt Madeline Jordan and many beloved in-laws, cousins and friends. Arne was a long-standing and respected member of the Optics community. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, May 11 at 7 pm at the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel, where Arne and Nancy were married 26 years ago. There will be a reception immediately following the memorial celebration in the lower level of the chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Arne's memory to www.stopsarcoidosis.org (Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603 (312-341-0500). At his request, his body has been donated to the Science Life Foundation in the hope that the cause and cure for sarcoidosis will be found. Special thanks to Dr. Eric Richard and his staff; health care aide, Annette Effinger; VNS and Unity Health rehab teams; the Harley school community, and family and friends for their never ending love and support.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on 4/7/2009
Lacy C. (Bud) Harris - Class of 1963
Marion/Ontario, NY: Age 64, died February 18, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his fiancée & loving best friend, Betsy Orbaker; children, Michelle (Drew) Brady, Stephens City, VA, Kirt, Parma, OH, & Lynn Anne (Mark) Batzold, Wolcott, NY; grandchildren, Matthew & Elizabeth Brady, Bay & Cove Batzold; sister, Sharon (John) VanDusen, Supply, NC; brother, Gary (Debbie) Harris, Raeford, NC. He was predeceased by his parents, Lacy & Dorothy Harris of Webster.
Lacy was a retired NYS Certified Fire Instructor, former Ontario Fireman, & a member of the Ontario Firemen's Exempt Club. He owned Wayne County's only full time fire & safety business, PATI Accs. & Equipment Company. He loved cooking, hunting, boating, camping, being a DJ, & NASCAR racing.
Lacy will be sadly missed & always remembered for his wonderful sense of humor & business ethics by his loving family & many, many friends.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Lifetime Care, Newark & the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center & Gene & Joyce for the wonderful care & devotion shown to Lacy during his illness. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 28, 2009, 2:00 p.m., at the Ontario Exempt Hall, 6160 Walter Cone Dr, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a hospice or charity of one's choice. Arrangements by MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.
Cathy Peets - Class of 1977
Sodus: Passed away on Thursday evening January 29th, age 49 at the Blossom View Nursing Home in Sodus. Cathy is survived by her sons; Sean, Nicholas and Joseph Wahl all of Sodus; granddaughter Julia Wahl; her parents Rodney and Clara Peets of Ontario; brothers and sisters Debbie (Mike) Pellett of Marion, Sue (Mark) Hanlon of Ontario, Rod (Connie) Peets of Ontario and Dave (Kim) Peets of Williamson; her companion Aaron LaGrand of Sodus; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m. from Norton Funeral Home, 45 West Main Street, Sodus. Services and interment will be at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cathy may be directed to the Activity Fund at Blossom View Nursing Home; or to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN, 55447, or donate on line at www.ataxia.org.
Elisabeth Donovan - Class of 1963
Dec. 9, 2008 - From complications and treatment of lung cancer. Survived by her loving husband Joseph Masellis, mother Charlotte, brother Thomas, brother Alan (Avie), brother Brian (Kim), step-sons Michael and Mark, nephews Benjamin, Eli, Joseph, Gregory, Grant, Jordan, and David, neices Kerry, Tasha, Shambray, Amanda, and Kimmie. Predeceased by her father Thomas, and sister-in-law Patti.
Liz was survivor of polio at age 6 and became valedictorian of the Wayne Central Class of 1963. She attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and received a degree in Political Science. She spent a year studying at the London School of Economics. As a young news researcher at the Washington Post, she worked with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and located a key piece of information which tied the bail money for the Watergate burglers to the Committee to Reelect the President.
Escaping busy Washington for a time in the late 70's, she moved to Black Mountain, NC and opened a health food store. Then in the early 80's she moved to Miami and become News Research Manager for the Miami Herald. There she continued in the work she had done at the Washington Post, and with the advent of the Internet Age, she helped modernize the Miami Herald Research Library. Personally, she also took an active interest in the internet, developing a personal web page, a web page of research links for professional news researchers, and blogging. She had one of the first news weblogs at the Miami Herald. In 1999 she was part of a team of people from the Miami Herald to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.
In 2004, she retired and with Joe moved to Murphy, NC. Here she continued her many interests, cooking, gardening, knitting, photography, and weblogging. A diagnosis of cancer did not slow her down much, as she posted some articles to weblogs a day or two before being hospitalized.
Brian Buholtz - Class of 1986
Passed away Sept 24, 2008 at his parents home in Florida after a year long battle with Lymphoma. Predeceased by his brother Richard W. Survived by his parents Marleane (Van Slyke) Buholtz and Bernard Buholtz of Port Richey, FL.
Lana Jane Anderson - Class of 1989
Peacefully with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer at her home on Saturday August 16, 2008 at the age of 37 years. Loving mother of LeeAnna, Liesha, and Lakota. Beloved daughter of John and RoseMary (Hill) Anderson. Dear sister of Jason and Viola. Dear aunt of Jalen. Grand Daughter of Cecilia and the late Herbert Ralph (Jack) Anderson and Peter and Christina and the late Betty Hill. Niece of Helen and Mike, Shirley and Don, Linda and Charles, Steve, Bryan and Phyllis, Jennifer, Flo and Tun, Missy and Mike and the late Earl, Sharron and Rick, Kenny, Mark and Andrea, Lulu and Michael, Leenie and Geordie, Pete and Sherri, Vinny and Laura, Steve, Roger, Denise and Nandell. Special cousin of Desi, Ellen Rose, Natasha, Brittany, Jeannine,Shana, and the late Sarah Green. Lana will also be lovingly remembered by close friends, Marco Diaz, Anna DiFrancesco, Lacey Hill, Earl Sr. and Cynthia Hayes, Perdina Jenkins, Myky Melos, Gertrude Johnson, Earl Hayes Jr., Merle and Charles Hill, many more loving and caring cousins and her special pet Velvet which she adored. Resting at the STYRES FUNERAL HOME, Ohsweken after 11 a.m. Monday. Evening Service 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Styres Chapel on Tuesday August 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment St. John\'s Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Miles to Go Cancer Support Group, Six Nations. The family extends a sincere thanks to Sandra (Boo) Henhawk for her professional and dignified care for Lana.
Roxanne Schultz Lanni - Class of 1972
Ontario: Entered into rest on July 31, 2008 in her 54th year. Survived by her beloved husband, Raymond Lanni; loving sons, Thomas Parks of Ontario and Michael Lanni at home; daughters, Christina (Marty) Harrelson of Frisco, TX and Paulette Lanni of Frisco, TX; special grandchildren, Micaela, Jacob, Emma and Anthony Harrelson; loving and devoted parents, James and Joan (Tack) Schultz of Ontario; sister, Linda (Jeffrey) Cottrell of Williamson; brothers, Wayne (Susan) Schultz of Williamson, David (Terry) Schultz of Sodus, Gary Schultz of Lyons and Jeffrey Schultz of Bath; special niece, Johanna Cottrell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends. She worked for Hegedorn's Bakery in Webster for 35 years.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in her memory to Pines of Peace Inc., 2378 Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY 14519 or Lifetime Care-Hospice, 1120 South Main St., Newark, NY 14513.
Patrick T. Martin - Staff/Guidance
Ontario: Died on July 6, 2008 at age 76. Predeceased by his wife Judith. Survived by his children, Leeland Martin (Angela Durham), Scott (Kimberly) Martin, Sally (C.J.) Zimmerman; 4 grandchildren, Patrick, Jaycie, Robert, Caroline Zimmerman; mother-in-law Alice Smith; a niece & a nephew. Friends are invited to call Thursday 5-8PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario. His Funeral Service will be held 10AM Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Webster. Burial at Furnaceville Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in his memory.
Published in the Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on 7/9/2008.
Jeff Wilcox - Class of 1985
Ontario: Died on April 25, 2008 at age 41. Survived by his wife Mary Ellen; children, Trevor & Jessica; parents, Larry & Gale Wilcox; sister Jill Zaborowski; nephews, Jcaob & Nicholas. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario, where his funeral service will be held 1PM Wednesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a trust fund at Xerox Federal Credit Union established in his son Trevor's name.
Arthur (Andy) Arnold - Class of 1994
Arthur (Andy) Arnold class of 1994, Died suddenly on Sat. April 19,2008, age 31. He leaves his parents, Arthur & Leonajane; brother James (Corrie); son Jacob; grandfather Donald Fiaretti; nephew Jesse; niece Brooke; uncle Walter Arnold and many beloved friends.
Friends are invited to his Funeral Service 11:00am Saturday at Calvary Chapel of Webster, 770 Basket Rd. Webster. Interment Webster Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a trust fund being established for Jacob. Arr: Willard H. Scott Funeral Home.
Walter Beecher - Faculty
Gananda: February 28, 2008, died peacefully after a long illness of multi-systems atrophy and kidney disease, age 74. He served in the military during the Korean Conflict, he taught high school science for 31 years. Walter is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne; aunt, Rosemary Beecher; cousins, Ted, Tom, Marcia, Stewart, Cindy, Sally and their families; sister, Barbara and her family; and many friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Sodus Bay Yacht Club where he was a member for 43 years. Come share a memory on March 16th at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kidney or Parkinson research, the R.P.O. or a charity of your choice.
Vicky Hill Trimble - Class of 1967
Vicky L. (Hill) Trimble Trimble, Vicky L. (Hill) Sodus Point: Formerly of Ontario. Died on February 9, 2008 surrounded by her family. Survived by her husband Harris; children, Tammy (Tom) McGahan, Matthew Trimble; grandchildren, Cullen, Cade; parents, Molly & Larry Hill; brother, Kevin Hill; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday & Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario, where her Funeral Service will be held Friday at 11AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lipson Cancer Ctr. or Strong Children\'s Cancer Research in her memory. Published in the Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from 2/10/2008 - 2/11/2008.
Richard G. Ficarra - Class of 1964
Died after a courageous battle with cancer on December 30, 2007, at age 60. Survived by his wife Patricia; sons, Richard (Barbara), Robert (Victoria); 4 grandchildren, Ann, Travis, Ryan, Jessica; siblings, Peter Ficarra, William (Laura) Ficarra, Barbara Ficarra, Anthony Ficarra; mother-in-law Leta Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Perry Mitchell (Nora), William Mitchell (Anne), James (Marsha) Mitchell; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM Thursday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Ontario. Burial at Furnaceville Cemetery. Donations may be made to Ontario Volunteer Emergency Squad in his memory.
Timothy P. Dennie M.D. - Class of 1996
Walworth: Tues., Nov. 20, 2007 age 29. He leaves his parents, Richard & Elaine Dennie; brothers, Michael, Andrew (Lan), Matthew (Rick Herard), Patrick (Jennifer), Joseph (Marissa) & Nicholas; sister, Barbara Dennie; nieces & nephews, Robert, Elizabeth & Jennifer, Tiki, Tai, Rachel & Brian, Quinn & Grace; grandmother, Faith Wilhite; aunts & uncles, Sr. Diane Dennie, SSJ, Hope (Fred) Comingore, Michael (Marie) Sherman, Jackie (Charles) Betts, Donna Sherman & Joel (Allison) Sherman; cousins; lifelong friend, Liz Zaepfel. Friends may call 2-4 & 7-9 PM, Fri. at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:00 PM Sat. at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society. Published in the Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from 11/22/2007 - 11/23/2007.
Barbara Tiffany Ouellette - Class of 1973
Barbara Jean Ouellette, 51, of Wichita Falls, passed away early Saturday morning June 16, 2007. She was a loving mother, a Godly woman, and an example of friendship to all who knew her. Barbara was born on November 20, 1955, in Rochester, New York. She married her late husband, Joseph Zoel Ouellette Jr., in August of 1973. Together they raised five children in a joyful and loving home. She was a faithful member of the Life Tabernacle Church family for almost 30 years. Barbara always wanted to be a teacher. She taught Sunday school at her home church for the last 25 years and since graduating from Midwestern State University in 1996 taught at Alamo Elementary. She was the youngest child of George Edward Tiffany, Jr. and Ruth Mildred Keever, and was preceded in death by her daughter Michelle Ruth, her husband Joseph Zoel, and both parents. Survivors include her boys, Joseph James of Wichita Falls, Jason Keith of Ft. Worth, David Keith, and Brandon James both of Wichita Falls; her sister Ann Emory of Wichita Falls, her brother George Tiffany of Rochester, New York, and another brother, James Tiffany of Wichita Falls; her step-father Harry Keever of Wichita Falls; and many other family members and friends.
John W. Cooper - James Beneway High School Principal
Greensboro, GA: Age 61 died Thursday, July 26, 2007. In addition to his wife of 37 years, Stephanie Barton Cooper, of Canandaigua, NY, and Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a daughter, Tara Cooper Davidson and husband Gene of Alpharetta, GA; a son, John K. Cooper and wife Cynthia of Chattanooga, TN; a sister, Elaine Bennett and husband Bill of Jonesboro, TN; two grandsons, Cooper Russell Davidson and Zachary Cooper; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Born on January 18, 1946 in Queens County, New York, he was the son of the late John Howard Cooper and Mildred Margaret Haemer Cooper. He graduated from Guilderland Central High School and went onto earn his BS from SUNY/ Cortland, his MS from Syracuse University and his Ed.D from SUNY/Albany. John was inducted into the athletic Hall of Fame at SUNY/Cortland. During his career, John was a high school principal at Wayne Central Schools, Ontario, NY; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Canandaigua Greater Schools District and Superintendent at Hilton School District. After retiring, he continued to consult with the Charter Schools in both Buffalo and Syracuse. His last and most exciting education challenge was to be the Founding Headmaster and start from ground zero creating the new Redeemer Episcopal Academy in Greensboro, GA John left footprints in every school and in every administrative class he taught at SUNY/ Brockport. He was admired by his colleagues, Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro with The Reverend D. Geoffrey Taylor officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Mike Battaglia, Bob Cowles, Jay Pullin, Jim Fleece, Gene Davidson, Brad Morgan, Edward Wiseman and Steve Josh. A reception will follow in the church activities center. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dr. John Cooper, Headmaster Scholarship Fund, Redeemer Episcopal Academy, Salem Walk, Suite 2, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
Thomas Monahan - Class of 1977
Monahan, Thomas Age 49, suddenly on 5/9/07. Laguna Beach CA., formerly of Ontario. Survived by parents, John and Alinda; children, Nicolas and Kristin; granddaughter, Zoe; sister, Jackie and Jim; brother, Patrick and Cindi. A private family service will be held.
John H. Sullivan - Class of 1972
PORTLAND OREGON/ONTARIO, NY: 53, April 21st. John leaves behind his wife, Patricia Lackaff; stepdaughters, Margi Ahn and Amanda Materi; stepson, Sean Materi; parents, Emily and Joe; sister, Jayne (Michael) Malcolm of Sodus Point and brother, Steve (Georgia) Savannah, GA; nieces & nephews Jennifer, Jessie, Nicole, Bill & Grant John, graduated from Wayne Central, Ontario, NY, and East Stroudsburg College in PA, and moved to Portland, OR, in 1978 and was a self-employed luthier.
Here is a link to his website. I don't know how much longer it will be available. Looks like John became quite a talented craftsman. http://www.jhsullivan.net
William Thurston 1959-2007
Bill was an active 1977 classmate. He will be missed by so many who loved him greatly. Bill is survived by his wife, Brenda, of 25 years and his 17-year-old son, Trent.
He is also survived by his mother and two brothers, Keith and Aaron. Bill was a VP at John Marshall High School where was respected and loved by his many colleagues and especially his students.
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