Death Notices for the Week of May 19, 2013
•Anderson, Paul D., May 15, 2013 at age 79. Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Connie; daughter, Cindy (Tom) Capuano; sons, Paul, Steven (Maryann); grandchildren, Tom (Lara), Brandon (Shannon), Jonathan and Carlie Capuano, Hannah and Chandler Anderson; nine great grandchildren; brother, Tom (Sara); many nieces and nephews. Paul is a Rochester Telephone retiree of 37 years and a Korean War Veteran of the US Army.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated May 18 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Bergen. Donations can be made to the Aurora House (hospice), P.O. Box 21, Spencerport, NY 14559, in his memory.
•Schuff, Donald, on May 8, 2013 at age 80, after a year-and-a-half battle with leukemia. Preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Dorothea (Klein) Schuff, sister Joan Schuff, and grandson John Martin Schuff. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley; children, Sandy Thompson of Brockport, Mike (Mollie) of Brockport, Marty (Dale) of Wexford, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Emily and Shannon Thompson of Brockport, Matthew (Emily) Schuff of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Bryan Schuff of Rochester, Michael and Benjamin Schuff of Wexford, Pennsylvania; great granddaughters, Lily and Gabby Schuff of Rochester Hill, Michigan. Also survived by siblings Robert C. (Cathy) Schuff of Florida, Carla Van Maldeghem of Tennessee, Diana Craddock of Rochester and Karen Orsini of Tennessee; many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Don was a Korean War Veteran and a retiree of GE/Black & Decker. He was a coach and commissioner of Brockport Little League, a founding officer of BHS Football Boosters, and past president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 13 at Nativity B.V. M. Church, Brockport, followed by a military burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Contributions can be made to The Wilmot Cancer Center, or Golisano Children’s Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642 in his memory.
•Ross, Francis E. “Frank,” April 28, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Ross. Survived by dear friends, Dave and Sheree Evans. Frank was a Kodak retiree and an Army veteran. He was a lover of baseball, a Red Wings fan, and an original member of the “R1Club.”
A Graveside Service was held May 15 at St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 in his memory.
•Nesbitt, Rose L. “Peg,” May 10, 2013. Predeceased by her husband, David. Survived by her children, Steve, James, John and Mike Nesbitt; nine grandchildren; and many friends. Rose was an avid bowler and enjoyed a good game of golf.
Her Funeral Service was held May 14 at the Churchville United Church of Christ. Interment, Creekside Cemetery.
•Lasch, Gordon W. “Cliff,” May 10, 2013, age 67. Predeceased by his parents, Gerald and T. June Lasch. Survived by his devoted wife, Mary (Chike); children, Tammy (Shane) Baxter, John Lasch (Seaman), Deborah Rowe (Ed Merritt); siblings, Connie (James) Graves, Roger (Judy) Lasch and Nancy (Richard) Waye; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and friends too numerous to mention. He retired from Owen Illinois Glass Company (21 years) and Hilton Post Office (19 years). Most of his adult life was spent serving his community as Past President of the Hamlin Veterans Association, Past Commander of Hamlin VFW Post 6703, and Fire Service as a member of Hamlin Fire Department and Exempts having served State, County and Town organizations. He also served as Chairman of Monroe County Fire Safety Committee. Gordy was instrumental in raising funds to purchase a Fire Safety House.
Funeral Services were held May 15 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton, followed by a Military Graveside Service at Lakeside Cemetery, Hamlin. Contributions can be made to Hildebrandt House or Wounded Warriors in his memory.
•Heiler, Phillip G., May 5, 2013 unexpectedly at age 26. Predeceased by his grandfather, G. Paul Holm. Survived by his loving parents, Greg and Lesley; brother, Mark; the love of his life Theresa Traver; paternal grandparents, Helen and Don Heiler; maternal grandmother, Audrey Holm; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Phil was a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and Nazareth College, an Eagle Scout, member of Alpha Chi Rho, Boston Red Sox and Buffalo Sabres fan and First Grade School Teacher at Enterprise Elementary School in Virginia.
His Memorial Service was held May 17 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Brockport. Contributions in his memory can be made to Enterprise Elementary School, 13900 Lindendale Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22193, Attn: Phillip Heiler Memorial Fund.
•Maira, Mary Jo, On May 10, 2013. Predeceased by her mother, Mary Jane Dawes. Survived by her husband, Richard; her children, Margo (Doug) Staunton of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Meredith (David) Brickler and Melissa (Dave) Elliott; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; her father, Joseph D. Dawes and brothers, Joseph (Karen) Dawes and Peter (Susan) Dawes; nieces, nephews and many friends including her special friend, Linda Bach.
Her Memorial Service was held May 14 at Lake United Methodist Church, Rochester.
•Hutchinson, Richard C., Jr. “Hutch,” Age 68, died May 9, 2013, loving fiance of Beverly (nee Groff) Fredericks of Holley; cherished father of Mandy Cousin of Rochester; dearest grandfather of Caleb Cousin; brother of the late James Hutchinson; brother-in-law of Pat Hutchinson; nephew of Carol Novosel and Richard Hoard. Richard was a member of the Might St. Joe’s Drum & Bugle Corps of Batavia.
Funeral Services were held May 14 at the M.S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia. Burial in Pioneer Cemetery, Akron, NY. Contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association in his memory.
•McGee, Anthony (Pat), September 24, 1937 passed away peacefully, March 20, 2013 after a long illness. He is predeceased by his parents, Jim and Irene McGee. He leaves his wife, daughter and son-in-law; his sister, Barbara (Dick Howard); brother, Jim (Mary) McGee; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews and an aunt and many friends. He was a retiree of Rochester Products. He spent most of his life in this area. His burial was in Florida.
The Celebration of his Life was held May 18 at the VFW, Holley.
•Reis, Robert “Bob” D., age 89, died May 12, 2013. He was born August 25, 1923 in Greece, a son of the late Frank A. and Olive (Parrish) Reis and had lived in this area for most of his life. Bob worked for GM in Rochester for many years retiring from there in 1985. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, stationed in China, Burma and India. Bob was a life member and past Commander of the Hamlin VFW Post #6703 and a member of the Military Order of the Cooties. He was a former member of the Rochester Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and a former instructor for the Kendall Color Guard, which he did for several years. He was predeceased by his four brothers Paul, Frank, Chuck and Ralph; son-in-law Wayne Sevor. He is survived by his lovely wife of 69 years, Theresa; his children Robert (Susan), Ralph, Patricia, Peggy (Anthony) Scally, Pamela Sevor, Penni-Jo, Ronald (Nancy), Paula (Joey) Heberle; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; brother David Reis and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His Mass of Christian Burial was held May 18 at St. Mark’s Church, Kendall. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery with Military Honors. Donations can be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or the Hamlin V.F.W. 1739 Lake Road, Hamlin, 14464 in his memory. Arrangements by Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc. Holley. To share a special memory of Bob, please visit www.christophemitchell.com.
•Dambrowski, Robert L. “Bob,” May 6, 2013. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy. Bob is survived by his loving daughter, Sandra (Mick) McCauley; granddaughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Topor and Sara (Brett Essig) Koch; great-grandson, Noah Topor; sister Doris Parsons; brother Donald Dambrowski. Bob retired from Eastman Kodak Company after 37 years of service. He was a WWII Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient.
His Memorial Service was held May 18 at First Presbyterian Church of Chili, Rochester. Interment at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Chili, 3600 Chili Avenue, Rochester 14624 in his memory.
•Owen, Joan E. (Hess), May 9, 2013 at age 78. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert L. Owen; sons, Jeffrey (Blanca) Owen, Terry (Nancy) Owen; daughter, Kimberly (Cory) Doty; grandchildren, Jennifer Owen, Scott Owen, Indira Dalel, Tyler Owen, Sarah Owen, Alex LeBue, Spenser Doty and Carter Doty.
Private interment. Contributions can be made to the Monroe Community Hospital, Spencerport Ambulance or Lollypop Farm in her memory.
•Williams, Kevin R., May 11, 2013 at age 53; son of Alvin (Joan) Williams; husband of Deborah Williams; father of Andrew Preston Williams; step-father of William (Siobhan Horgan) Fargo, Elizabeth Fargo, James Keitz and Blake Fargo; grandfather of Kelso and Hailey Fargo; brother of Jacqueline (Tom Wulf) Williams, Teresa Williams, Mark Williams, Patrick Williams and the late Darryl Williams.
Private services were held. Contributions can be made to Andrew Preston Williams, in care of Canandaigua National Trust & Bank, 99 West Main Street, Honeoye Falls, New York 14472. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.