Obituaries – Week of September 11, 2011

By on September 11, 2011

•Reynolds, Merton A., September 3, 2011, age 95. Mert was a courier for Curtis Burns, until age 90. Father of Richard Reynolds of Bergen, Gary (Bernie) Reynolds of Blacksburg, Virginia, James (Robyn) Reynolds of Irvine, California, Donna Pringle of Bergen and Sharon (John) Lohan of Gates; step-father of Dennis (Barbara) McCarthy of Cheektowaga; grandfather of nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held September 10 at Bergen United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made to Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Street, P.O. Box 216, Bergen, New York 14416, or to Bergen Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, New York 14416 in his memory.


•Kretchmer, Louise, September 3, 2011 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her parents Lillian and Fred Epke, husband William Kretchmer and brother Harris Epke. She is survived by her children Nancy (Laurence) Kaplan, Mary Ann (Paul) Nichol and James (Penny) Kretchmer; grandchildren Jake (Kim) Nichol, Kevin (Heather) Nichol, Laurie (Brian) McFetridge and Jeffrey (Mindy) Kaplan; great grandchildren Lennon and Grace Nichol, Virginia Nichol, Michael and Katherine McFetridge, Cooper Kaplan; sister-in-law Ruth Leistman.

Funeral Services were held September 8 at the Fowler Funeral Home Inc., Brockport. Interment, Lake View Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Rochester’s Child, 500 East Avenue, Rochester 14607 in her memory.


•Schweinfurth, David L., age 63, of Wakeman, Ohio, formerly of Sandusky, Ohio and Rochester, died September 1, 2011, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three daughters, Katie and Stacey of Rochester, and Carie Zimmerman; grandson, Trenton.

A Memorial Service was held September 10 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Sandusky. Another Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 17, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 1107 Lake Road West Fork, Hamlin. Memorial contributions can be made to the “David Schweinfurth Memorial” c/o Bonnie Schweinfurth at any KeyBank branch. Your memories or words of comfort can be expressed to David’s family at


•Dodson, Charles E. Jr., On September 3, 2011, at the age of 56. Predeceased by his father Charles “Corky” and his brother Phillip. He is survived by his mother, Muriel Smith Dodson; children Chuck (Collette), David, Zach, Amanda, and Jessica; three grandchildren; brothers, Todd (Barb), Joe (Kelly); several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held September 8 at the Fowler Funeral Home, Inc., Brockport.


•Ehrmentraut, Monica C. (Steimer), On September 7, 2011 with family by her side. Monica was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Margaret (Haak) Ehrmentraut; granddaughter, Erin Marie Keenan. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Eugene L. Ehrmentraut; children, Eugene J. (Margaret) Ehrmentraut, Suzanne (Jim) Keenan, Jim Ehrmentraut, Patti Ehrmentraut, Robert (Stacy) Ehrmentraut; grandchildren, Jesse (Lisa) Keenan, Nickie (John) Anadio, Josh Keenan, Lindsay (Adam) Vogler, Lauren (Ryan) Musshafen, Holden Ehrmentraut; three great-granddaughters; brothers, Joseph (Celia) Steimer, William Steimer, George Steimer; sister-in-law, Catherine Dobbertin; many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated September 10 at St. Vincent DePaul Church, Churchville. Interment St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Churchville Fire Department or Churchville Lions Club in her memory.


•Harris, Sarah L., suddenly August 28, 2011 at age 81. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Daniel; children, Lillian, Robert, Leroy, Leonard, Elizabeth, Johnny, Arthur, Kenneth, Cynthia, Nathaniel, Terry; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; brothers, Arthur and Harry McKenzie and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held September 3 at Lawson Road Church of Christ, Rochester. Private Interment. Contributions can be directed to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.


•Cook, Lee V., Died August 31, 2011 after a brief illness at age 90. Predeceased by three brothers; and three sisters; and brother-in-law, Bob Seger. Survived by his devoted wife, Joyce Cook; loving daughter, Patricia Bork (Roy); loving son, Rick (Diane) Cook; sisters-in-law, Linda Kennedy, Dawn Seer; grandchildren, Herc (Heather) Brown, Crystal (Mike) Zona, Diana Bork (Brad Colletti), Shannon Cook, Jaimee Cook; great-grandchildren, Bethany Bojinoff, Antonio Zona, Dominick Zona, Andrew Steiner, Audrey Brown, Nora Brown; nieces and nephews, Christian Kennedy, Jean-Paul Kennedy, Amanda Kennedy, Todd Seger, Lance Seger, Robin Lapp, Les Cook. Predeceased by special niece, Jennifier Kennedy. Lee was a retiree of GM, he was a WWII Veteran having served in the Mediterranean Theatre and was a member of the American Legion Post.

Funeral Services were held September 4 at New Comer Funeral Home, Greece. Interment, September 6 at Parma Union Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.


•Kuitems, Deborah M., Suddenly August 31, 2011, age 55. Survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Gerry Meisenzahl; her children, Gerry Meisenzahl; her children, John, D.J.and Jeremy Burton, Lacy and Patti Kuitems; her siblings, Cathy Paye, Rodney Neri, Cindy Manchester and John Neri Jr.; 12 grandchildren; her beloved bulldogs, “Angel & Sugar.”

All Services were at the family’s convenience. Contributions can be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in her memory.


•Strojny, Bertha T., September 1, 2011. Born December 19, 1922. Predeceased by her husband, Leonard; sisters and brother, Rose Bell, Vincent (Genevieve) Rudnicki, Helen (John) Kula; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Mayzak, John Baker, Victoria (John) Andraszek, Cecelia (Livingston) Whalen, Emily (Leo) Sienkiewicz, Florence (Urban) May; son-in-law, Henry Gottfried. Survived by daughters, Jacquelyn Gottfried, Linda (Edward) Strojny-Snyder; grandchildren, David (Julie) and Jason (Lynn) Gottfried, Mary (Christopher) Birkby, Peter (Nicole) Resseguie-Snyder, Eric and Daniel (Laura) Snyder; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Samuel Gottfried; brother, John (Arlene) Rudnick; sisters and brothers-in-law, Genevieve (Emmanuel) Bertola, Edward (Vivian) Strojny, Rita (John) Baker; many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Bertha was a retired inspector from Delco Products.

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated September 7 at St. Mark’s Church, Kuhn Road. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in her memory. 


•Voight, Timothy, September 1, 2011 at age 63. He was predeceased by his parents, Warner and Charlotte Voight; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Voight. Survived by his wife, Gwen (Comstra) Voight; children, Timothy Voight Jr., Michael (Julie) Voight, Andrea (John) Feeney; grandchildren Ashley, Brendan, Liam, twin brother, Ted (Deb) Voight; brother, Bill Voight; sister, Linda (Gene) White of Utica; several nieces and nephews. Tim was a volunteer with the North Greece Fire Department for many years.

A Memorial Service was held September 10 at New Comer Funeral Home, Greece. Contributions can be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, New York 14626 in his memory.


•McAllister, Robert J., Age 69, died September 3, 2011.

He was predeceased by his brother John. He is survived by Sandy, his wife of 46 years; children, Lisa (Dave) Passarell of Orchard Park, Shawn McAllister of Albion, Adam (Marie) McAllister of Holley, Devin (Tracy) McAllister of Marietta, Georgia, Michael (Samantha Stolzenberg) McAllister of Newfane; eight grandchildren; sister Carol (Donald) Silco of Waterport; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held September 9 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Holley. Interment with full military honors at Garland Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.


•Bannister, Roy D., Died August 31, 2011 at age 91 in Strong Memorial Hospital following injuries sustained from a fire in his home on August 24. He was born December 31, 1918 in West Barre to John and Pearl (Bishop) Bannister and was a lifetime resident of this area. Mr. Bannister was a US Naval Veteran of WWII achieving the rank of Ensign. Roy was a graduate of Cornell University, Past President of the Albion School Board, and taught in many school districts in New York including Holland, (where he began) Lyndonville, Royalton Hartland and finally in Hilton where he retired from in 1976. Mr. Bannister was also a farmer, electrician and an artist.

Mr. Bannister was predeceased by his brothers: Harold, John, Francis and his sister: ElMarie Dibble. He is survived by his wife of 71 years Doris; his children: Janis (Stuart) Hempel of Attica, Richard D. Bannister of Albion, Robert D. (Lori) Bannister of East Aurora, Marcia (Ray) Skinner of Albion, LeRoy N. (Susan) Bannister of Cherry Creek, Lynn Sue (Mitchell) Pierce of Stafford, Roger D. (Christine) Bannister of Kent; 36 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held September 3 at Albion Free Methodist Church. Private interment with military honors in Mt. Albion Cemetery at a later date. Contributions can be made to Mercy Flight or the Swan Library in his memory.


•Dailey, Marcia L., On September 4, 2011 at the age of 78. Marcia is survived by her soul mate, best friend and husband of 36 years, Robert I. Dailey; her children, Carol (Dale) Osborne, Cathy (Bill) O’Rourke, James (Sherry) Haas and Mary (Mike) Tantillo; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; Marcia is predeceased by her parents A.I. and Lucinda Smith, her siblings, George Smith and Florence Walton.

A Memorial Service was held September 7 at Walker Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., Spencerport. Contributions can be made to Safe Nest, 2915 West Charleston, Suite 12, Las Vegas, NV 89102 or to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620 in her memory.


•Kremer, Beatrice L., On September 4, 2011 at the age of 95. Beatrice was an inspiration to all; known for her warm smile and determination. Predeceased by her daughter, Marcia Bernard. She is survived by her son, Thomas D. (Kris) Kremer and daughter, Carole (Chuck) Sams of Texas; granddaughter, Jerri Ann (Rich) Johnson; and great grandchildren.

All Services were held at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to a branch of Monroe County Library, Lollypop Farm or Association for the Blind in her memory.