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The Livingston Republican, Geneseo, NY    Thursday, July 31, 1941                    by: Dianne Thomas

Geneva Daily Times, Geneva, NY                          Tuesday       Dec 29, 1942                             by: Dianne Thomas

Funeral services for  Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth LAMBERT, who died yesterday, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Bennett Funeral home at 307Genessee St., Rev. Howard H. HASSINGER, rector of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church officiated and interment was in Glenwood cemetery.  Bearers were Frank PEARCE, Charles DAY, Alfred PARKS and William REEDER

Funeral services for Mrs. Delia UTS, who died Friday (12/24/1942), were held this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the family home at 11 Union street and at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Church, Rev. Raymond P. NOLAN, celebrated a requiem, high mass and Rev. William McPADDEN officiated at the interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.  Bearers were George HAHN, Thomas MAHONEY, Thomas FOLGER, Frank LONG, James McHALE and Paul O'DAY.

Geneva Daily Times, Geneva, NY                          June 5,  1944                  by: Nancy Tweedie
Funeral of Thomas S. Edwards 
The funeral of Thomas S. Edwards was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home, 207 Genesee St. Rev. Harry L. Williams, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated and interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.   Bearers were: Orin Fiske, Orville Covert, Ross Knight, Thomas Doyle, Jay Hartranft, and Ray Tauscher.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY      Wed,      Oct 17, 1944       by: GSubyak@aol.com 

CUMMINGS -  Mary A. CUMMINGS, at the residence, 305 Averill Avenue,  October 16, 1944. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nora UTTER, Mrs. Bernard YOUNG;  five brothers, Richard CUMMINGS of Buffalo, John J. and Gerald CUMMINGS of 
Pittsburgh, Daniel F. CUMMINGS of Detroit, James CUMMINGS of  Philadelphia.
Services Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the residence  and 10 o'clock at St. Boniface Church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery,  Geneva.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,  August 3, 1945   Pg 1         by: Dianne Thomas

Rev. J. H. HERENDEEN,  82, Dies In Geneva


The Rev. James Hallett HERENDEEN, retired Episcopal rector who has served parishes in Western and Central New York, died July 23, 1945, in Geneva General hospital after a three weeks illness.  Mr. HERENDEEN was born in Farmington, a son of James Wilkinson HERENDEEN and Mary Alice BROWING Herendeen.  He attended schools in this area, also Kenyon College and was graduated from General Theological Seminary in New York. He was ordained to the priesthood in Palmyra.

After serving in Buffalo as assistant to the late Dr. Charles H. SMITH, the Rev. Mr. HERENDEEN had charge of parishes in Youngstown, Medina, Angelica, Honeoye Falls, Montour Falls and Catherine.  In 1934 he retired as rector at Montour Falls and Catherine, and he and his wife made their home in Geneva, where he served frequently as assistant rector at Trinity and at St. Peter's.  He was a Mason, a member of the Odd Fellows and of the University Club.

Besides his wife, the former Nellie EDGERTON of Buffalo, the Rev. Mr. HERENDEEN leaves one son, James Hallett HERENDEEN of Scranton, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Theodore T. O'DELL of Geneva and Mrs. Harry W. CLARK of Chappaqua, NY; seven grandchildren; two brothers, James M. B. HERENDEEN of Macedon and Richard HERENDEEN of Victor; two sisters, Miss Jane E. HERENDEEN of Canandaigua and Mrs. Edson MC LOUTH of Shortsville.  Funeral services were held in Trinity Church, Geneva, and were followed by burial in Friends Cemetery, Farmington, last week Thursday.  

Ontario County Times Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Friday,   September  26, 1945    by: Dianne Thomas

MAHAN - Anna Elizabeth MAHAN, formerly of Rochester, died in St. Francis hospital, Buffalo, Wednesday, September 27, 1945.  Born in Hopewell, she had spent most of her life in Rochester, where she was a secretary in the offices of the Eastman Kodak Company.  She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America of that city.  Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Andrew SHAUGHNESSY of Canandaigua, Mrs. Margaret BREEN of Hopewell, and Mrs. Frank MALEY of Buffalo; also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 9:30 am, from the Dhondt Funeral Home in North Main street and at 10:00 o'clock from St. Mary's Church.  Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva.  

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Sat     July 20, 1946            by: GSubyak@aol.com 

TOOMEY - Entered into rest, Thursday, July 18, 1946, Kathryn C. TOOMEY of  56 Wilcox St. She is survived by her cousin, Mrs. Mary FLACK of Clifton Springs, N. Y. She was a member of the Rosary Society of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.  Friends are invited to call at the D. Bernard O'Brien Funeral Home, 597 Thurston Road. Funeral Monday morning at 8:20 and at 9 o'clock from the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva, N. Y. Geneva papers please copy.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY             Sunday             June 15, 1947       by: Dianne Thomas

Probation Given In Seneca Case -  Waterloo - Frank LAQUITARA, 26, of Albany, formerly of Seneca Falls, who was indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury in Ovid on an abandonment charge, was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor at an adjourned term of County Court here, before Judge J. Willard HUFF, Waterloo.  

A motion to reduce the charge in which LAQUITARA entered a plea of innocent, Monday in County Court in Ovid made by District Attorney, J. Henry KOCH, was granted by Judge HUFF.  In deferring sentence, Judge HUFF placed LAQUITARA on probation for 3 years and directed him to pay $6 a week toward the support of his 4 year old daughter. 

Geneva Daily Times              Monday                      April 11, 1949                       by: Dianne Thomas

BISHOP Funeral Held at Gorham - Gorham, Apr. 11 - Services for Mrs. Eleanor BISHOP, 57, who died suddenly in her home Thursday afternoon, were held yesterday at 2:30 pm.  Rev. Russell CLAIR, pastor of the Hall Congregational Church, officiated, with burial in the (new) Number Nine cemetery.  Bearers were Stewart ALLEN, Howard SCOON, A. B. ALLEN, Glenn BEARD, Gage ROBSON and Henry NELSON, all of Geneva RD.  Mrs. BISHOP had been a resident of the Town of Seneca for 39 years.  Surviving besides her husband, Preston BISHOP, are a son, Arthur, of Canandaigua RD; four sisters and a brother of Baltimore, MD; nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. John HOFFMAN Passes at Gorham - Gorham, Apr. 11 - Mrs. Esther S. HOFFMAN, 51, wife of John P. HOFFMAN, died at her home yesterday, following a long illness.  Services will be held at 2 pm tomorrow, Rev. Clyde HURLBUTT, pastor of the Gorham Baptist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Gorham Cemetery Mrs. HOFFMAN was a life resident of Gorham and a member of the Baptist church here.  Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Herman, Gordon and Rowland, all of Gorham; a daughter, Mrs. Robert SMITH of Dalton; and four grandchildren.  

Rochester Times Union, Rochester, NY   July 1949                by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Agnes F. HURLEY, 71, Ex-School Head, Dies - Geneva

Mrs. Agnes Farrell HURLEY, 71, retired Canandaigua school principal and former Yates County Democratic Committee co-chairman, died in her Geneva home, 46, DeLancey Dr., Tuesday night, July 26, 1949, following a long illness.  Mrs. HURLEY was the widow of John H. HURLEY.  She was born in Canandaigua and formerly resided in Rushville and Middlesex Valley Central School district, the first woman ever to be on that board.  For 14 years Mrs. HURLEY served as co-chairman of the Yates County Democratic Committee.  She was a member of St. Stephen's Church here and was a member of the Rushville Tuesday Club.

The survivors are two sons, John F. HURLEY, Schenectady; James E. HURLEY, Geneva; a daughter, Miss Helen I. HURLEY, Geneva; seven sisters, Mrs. Howard LYNCH, Mrs. Hugh SMITH, Mrs. Gerald LYNCH, Misses Alice, Kathryn and Margaret FARRELL, Canandaigua and Mrs. George LAW, Rochester; three grandchildren, John, Patricia and Susan HURLEY, Schenectady.  The funeral will take place tomorrow in the Mc Guigan Funeral Home, 45 High St., at 9:30 am and at 10 o'clock in St. Stephen's church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Canandaigua.


Miss Anna RYAN - Geneva - Miss Anna RYAN, 120 Pultney St., died Tuesday, July 26, 1949, in Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 8:30 in De Vaney & Co., funeral home, 187 N. Main St. and at 9 am in St. Stephen's Church.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.  Born in Ovid, daughter of Henry and Bridget RYAN, Miss RYAN had been a resident of Geneva for 40 years.  She was a member of St. Stephen's Church.  She is survived by a sister, Miss Elizabeth RYAN of Geneva.  

Geneva Daily Times                 Friday            July 14, 1950                        by: Dianne Thomas 

FUNERAL - Duncan GREEN - Family prayer service for Duncan GREEN was conducted at 2:30 pm today at the home on Stanley Rd., and funeral service was held at 3 pm at Number Nine Presbyterian Church, Rev. Richard HAYNES, pastor, officiated.  Burial was in Number Nine Cemetery.  Honorary bearers were members of Stanley Fire Dept., Clarence WASHBURN, Walter BROWN, George CARR, William STETZEL, Edmond WELE and Chester WELE.  Active bearers were Henry HANSEN, LaVerne HANSEN, David GULVIN, Donald JENSEN, Charles MEYERS and Ernes WERMUTH

[previous news article on Duncan Green ]     Geneva Daily Times             Saturday            March 11, 1950  

Duncan GREEN was a caller at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John BREWER, Friday.

Geneva Daily Times              Monday                  July 31, 1950                        by: Dianne Thomas 

Labor Camp Near Rows Keep Trooper on Jump - Phelps - July 31 - Saturday night was busy for Tpr. Irwin HICKS of the Canandaigua substation state police.  His investigation in this area led to six arrests.  The first call came about 7 pm Saturday from the Labor camp outside Lyons.  Tpr. HICKS arrested four persons and brought them before Phelps Peace Justice, Charles EACKER.

Lawrence KIRBY, 33, Norfolk, Va., was arrested for disorderly conduct.  He was given a suspended sentence of 10 days in jail and was placed on a years probation.  

Mrs. Ella NELSON, 34, of Norfolk, was given the same sentence for a disorderly conduct charge.  

Abram NELSON, 33, of Summerton, SC, was sentenced to 10 days in the Ontario county jail for disorderly conduct.

Elijah CLAI(R)BORNE, 38, Greenville, Miss., was arrested on a public intoxication charge and fined $10.

The second call to the labor camp for Trp. HICKS, resulted in the arrest of Willy EDITT, age and address unknown, on a charge of 3rd degree assault. The complaint was brought by his wife, who was treated for cuts, in the Lyons hospital and discharged.  EDITT was sentenced to 10 days in the Ontario County jail by Justice EACKER

Tpr. W. J. LALLY of the Newark substation also investigated the EDDIT complaint.   

Lloyd BULLOCK, 41, of 107 E. Main St., Phelps, was arrested Saturday night by Tpr. HICKS on a public intoxication charge.  He was arraigned before Peace Justice Frank BENTON who fined him $10 and suspended a 30 day sentence BULLOCK was put on probation.




Mrs. Mary LINEHAN, widow of Henry LINEHAN, died last Saturday night (July 29) in her home, 37 Avenue B., after a long illness.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 in the home and at 9:30 in St. Francis de Sales R. C. Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick cemetery. Mrs. LINEHAN was a lifelong resident of Geneva and a communicant of St. Francis church.  She was also a member of the rosary society of that church.  Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Henry JONES, Mrs. William BAUER, and Miss Isabelle LINEHAN, all of Geneva; and Sister Agnes Mary of the Order of St. Joseph, Seneca Falls; three sons, James A., Harry P. and Edmund F. LINEHAN, all of Geneva; a sister, Mrs. William STARK, Rochester; a brother, Michael ROACH, Rochester; several grandchildren, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Geneva Daily Times              Monday                  Oct 23, 1950                        by: Dianne Thomas 

Wills Admitted to Probate - Duncan GREEN of the town of Seneca, who died July 11, 1950, named his widow, Elizabeth O. GREEN of Stanley, RD2, as sole heir of his estate.  He also is survived by one son, Roger M. GREEN of Stanley.

Geneva Daily Times                               Sat.                            Aug 4, 1928                    by: Dianne Thomas 
Miss Lucy CLEARY of Rochester is visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary CLEARY, and her sister, Miss Bessie CLEARY of Jefferson Avenue.

Geneva Daily Times                      Thurs,                                  Sept 10, 1931                         by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. K. Addis Carlson of Oxford was a recent guest of her son Seymour Addis at the I. J. Clark home.


Geneva Daily Times                      Wed,                                  Oct 15, 1947                          by: Dianne Thomas 


Services for Seymour Addis who died Saturday, were held yesterday at 3 p. m. in the Corwin Funeral  Home. Rev. Frederick L. Harper, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiated.   The body was placed in the receiving vault at Glenwood Cemetery.

Escort for the body was members of Co. K, New York State guard.  They were Pvt. William Bruch, leader,  Cpl. Frederick Phillips,  Pvt.  August Anastasi, Pvt. Franklin Seilman, and Pvt. First Class,  Theodore Sahour.   Taps were blown by Bugler Dominick Passalacqua.

Also attending was a delegation from Horace Webster Camp 111, United Spanish War Veterans, headed by Adjutant  Charles Toombs.



Rochester Democrat & Chronicle           Mon                                    Oct 13, 1947                   by: Dianne Thomas 

Police Seek Kin Of Train Victim

Geneva - Police of this city are now searching for Mrs. Bertha Nead, sister of Seymour Addis, 68-year-old Spanish American War veteran who was killed instantly Saturday night when struck by a New York  Central freight train.

Addis was a member of the Horace Webster Post, Spanish War Veterans, in Geneva.

Mrs. Nead is given as his nearest relative. She is believed to reside near Ithaca.

The body is held at the Corwin Funeral Home here. Dr. Frank Snyder, Ontario County coroner said he would issue a certificate of accidental  death.  In the absence of witnesses to the accident, Dr. Snyder declared there would be no inquest.

Addis lived in a cottage a few hundred feet from Lakeside Park, where he was killed. Police said that the man had evidently been wandering on the tracks and possibly stumbled into the path of the train.



Geneva Daily Times                    Wed                          Dec 31, 1947

[Year End Death listings for 1947]

Oct. 11—Seymour Addis, 68,  was killed instantly when struck by a New York Central freight train near the Finger Lakes Flour mill.


Geneva Daily Times, Geneva          Tues                 Mar 20, 1951                       by: Dianne Thomas   

Ross DUCK - Funeral of Ross Duck, 71, a native of Geneva, who died last Friday, was held yesterday at 2 p. m. in the Bennett funeral home. Rev. Lullus D. Bell, pastor of First Methodist church, officiated. The body was placed in Glenwood cemetery vault.

Mr. Duck was a carpenter and spent much of his life in Auburn and Syracuse. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and of World War I.



Geneva Daily Times, Geneva               Sat,                               Mar 27, 1951                 by: Dianne Thomas 

Ross DUCK, 73, native of Geneva, died yesterday.  First information given to the Times yesterday, was that Ralph DUCK had died.  Funeral of Mr. DUCK will be held Monday at 2 pm in Bennett Funeral home, 224 North St.  Burial will be in  Glenwood cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times              Mon.             Apr 9 , 1951                      by: Dianne Thomas 
Mrs. Mary CLEARY, widow of Henry CLEARY, died unexpectedly in her home, 51 Jefferson Ave.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 am in McGuinan funeral home, 45 High street and at 9:30 am in St. Stephen's church.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery
Mrs. CLEARY was born in Ireland and lived in Geneva more than 60 years.  She was a member of the Rosary society of St. Stephen's church. 
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Margaret HULBY, Seneca Falls; Mrs. David CLARKE, Rochester; Mrs. Walter FOREMAN, Geneva;  and Miss Lucy CLEARY, Geneva; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Geneva Daily Times              Wednesday                  April 2, 1952                   by: Dianne Thomas 

Isaac DUSINBERRE, 104, 'Oldest Genevan', Dies

Geneva's oldest resident, Isaac DUSINBERRE, who marked his 104th birthday, March 15, died this morning in Wilkes Nursing Home. 

He had been ill with the flu for a few weeks before his birthday and not well enough to have his usual birthday celebration.  He had been a resident of the nursing home for several years.

Survivors are 5 sons, Eugene and Archie DUSINBERRE of Geneva; Harvey, of Weedsport; George, of Auburn; Henry, of Pittsburgh, Pa; and 2 daughters, Miss Edna DUSINBERRE of Geneva and Mrs. C. L. GRAY of Maplewood, NJ; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grand children.

Funeral will be held in the Bennett Funeral Home at a time to be announced.

Some of the infirmaries of age had crept up on the sprightly Genevan, recently, but until the time of his last illness, he was active and interested in all that went on.

He loved to walk and thought nothing of five or six mile strolls, even after his 100th year.  Lately, his hearing and his eyesight began to fail him, he was a bit weaker and had not taken his usual constitutionals since January.

Advocated Temperance - Mr. DUSINBERRE often expressed the opinion that he'd lived long and preserved his health so well by "being careful what went down my throat."  He advocated temperance in eating and drinking.  He did not approve of smoking and felt that tobacco should never had been used at all.

In recent years, he has come to consider Pepsi Cola his 'fountain of youth'.  He always kept bottles of the soft drink at hand and drank great quantities of it, saying "This stuff keeps me going." 

Walking briskly about town, even though using a cane, Mr. DUSINBERRE, was a familiar figure to Genevans, most of whom found it hard to realize that here was a man who had passed the century mark ...... who had been a youth during the Civil War.

Queried about the world situation last year, Mr. DUSINBERRE said, "what the world will come to, is a question." "When a nation spends more than its income , --- well ---"  he shook his head and said "he didn't know what to make of it."

Born in Steuben County - Mr. DUSINBERRE was born in Howard, Steuben County, near Hornell, in 1848.  His earlier years were spent in Bradford, midway between Bath and Watkins Glen.  His father died when he was 5 years old, leaving his mother and five children.  He moved to Geneva in 1884.

Every time Mr. DUSINBERRE celebrated another birthday, he took pleasure in recalling a kaleidoscopic picture of the past 100 years. One of his favorite pastimes until his eyes began to fail him, was writing poetry.  He called himself, "The Unknown Poet" and had written about 120 poems covering a wide range of subjects.  

On his 101st birthday, the Times, printed one of his poems, called "Give Me an Honest Heart" .  Mr. DUSINBERRE kept all of his poems in a book and often showed them to his friends.

'Surprised" at 103 - On his 102nd birthday, he remarked to a Times reporter, " Well, if I behave myself, I might get another year."  When he became 103 last year, he expressed surprise that he reached that goal.  In the fall of that year, he climbed the stairs of the Times office, just to visit with the editorial staff. 

Geneva was a "village" when he came here at the age of 27, and "a regular nursery town then." Mr. DUSINBERRE was engaged in the nursery business for a number of years being employed with W. T. Smith Nursery, D. H. Henry, and later by Rice Brothers.  

Recalling the first motor cars when "people sat up high on the seats"; he also referred at one time to the "wood pavement", begun on Lake St., until it was found to "cost too much".  He remembered also the day of the "pack peddler" and the "tramps" who used to visit the community.

Mr. DUSINBERRE often expressed a curiosity about "the great beyond" and even mentioned it to a Times reporter, recently.

"While I am able to get around, I want to live," he said.  "I like life.  I'm not anxious to pass on."

[Also look up  & read March 1951 papers, aged 103y ]

Citizen Advertiser, Auburn, NY      Monday           March  9, 1953                    by: Ron Hanley

Mrs. D. M. LINEHAN -  Mrs. Mary Peck Linehan, 63, wife of Daniel M. Linehan, of Port Byron, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital, Auburn.  Mrs. Linehan was a former resident of Geneva, and of Syracuse, having lived 22 years in the latter city.  Surviving are her husband, a son, Daniel Linehan, two granddaughters, four brothers, Edward J. Peck, of Syracuse, Walter Peck, of Chicago, John Peck, of Waterloo, Harry F. Peck, of Geneva, several nieces and nephews.  Services will be conducted on Wednesday at the Devaney and Co. Funeral Home in Geneva.

Geneva Daily Times              Wednesday                May 20, 1953                         

Genevan, Involved in Dec. 20 Mishap, Arrested Today - Robert Allen ROBSON, 28, Geneva RD, was arrested today by County Detective Anthony CECERE and State Police Corp. Russell MANSFIELD.  He was arrested on a bench warrant charging him with criminal negligence in the operation of a vehicle resulting in death, operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition after prior conviction and operating a motor vehicle on a public highway while his driver's license was suspended.  ROBSON, now being held in county jail, will be arraigned in county court Saturday before Judge Carrolton ROBERTS.  He will be represented by Geneva attorneys James HEALEY and Joseph CAITO

Detective CECERE said today the arrest was the results of four months of efforts to locate witnesses and involved the checking of 20,000 license numbers and a large number of trucking companies. 

ROBSON was reported involved in the accident Dec. 20, 1952, in which Norman OLIVER, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd OLIVER, Stanley, and Nellie DIXON, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert DIXON, Holcomb, were killed.   Four others were injured in a 2 car crash on Rts. 5 & 20, east of Canandaigua.  ROBSON was listed as the driver of one car and Boyd OLIVER, was driver of the second.  



GENEVA DAILY TIMES          TUESDAY               JUNE 16, 1953               by: Dianne Thomas

DECORATE LOT  -  Mrs. Henry Dey HARRIS, Auburn, was in Geneva today decorating the Anthony P. DEY lot in  Glenwood Cemetery where four generations of the family are interred including A. P. DEY, the oldest, and Iva Eugenia BARBOURr, a five year-old girl, great granddaughter of Mr. DEY.

No Law Against 'In-City' Farms /Woman's Home Is Castle, Board Finds

CANANDAIGUA — "A mans (or woman's) house is his castle."

This was the assurance given today to Miss Eleanor P. HUNT, 59 Chapin St., as the result of study by this city's Board of Health and Public Safety meeting Monday.

Miss HUNT and her mother occupy a large rambling house within one block of the city's Main St .,quartered comfortably in the basement is an attractive black and white cow.  In the rear yard is a large block of Banty chickens, and according to Mrs. HUNT’S last count, 13 Persian cats bask in the warm sun outside the house.  The city board in considering a complaining petition by several neighbors concluded that the city has no ordinance that can in any way, affect the "in-the-city" farm.

 The board found that so long as no refuse was allowed to remain outside the house and become a health menace, there was it could do. As for the cow manure, Miss HUNT said today that  are other neighbors eager to obtain it for use in their gardens.

 A native of Penn Yan, Miss HUNT has lived most of her life in Canandaigua.  She said that she hopes soon to obtain a farm.

Less than five feet tall, attired in dungarees and work shirt, she made several keen observations of municipal affairs to this reporter today.  Also pointing out that the city recently agreed to make a park out of the former Union School site.  Miss HUNT said it should be named 'Mulligan Park .' She referred to a late police chief, John P. MULLIGAN.  “There are hundreds of Canandaigua people he took by the hand as children and escorted them across Main St. , while on their way to school” , she explained.

The Geneva Times                 Tuesday           Aug 20, 1957                       by: Dianne Thomas

Thomas CASS - Geneva - Funeral services for Thomas CASS, 84, formerly of Folger St., will be held Wednesday at 9 am from Devaney & Co. Funeral home, 187 N. Main street.  Mr. CASS died Monday in Canandaigua.  Services will also be held at 9:30 am Wednesday, in St. Francis de Sales Church.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's' Cemetery.    Mr. CASS was a lifelong resident of the Geneva area.  He was employed for many years as a blacksmith at the U.S. Radiators Co.'s plant and was a member of the St. Francis de Sales church. Survivors are Miss Jennie CASS, Ovid; and two nephews, William and Thomas CASS, both of Geneva.  


Patricia Mae ROSS Wed Saturday to Charles F. MILLER -  In a double ring ceremony performed Saturday, in the Seneca Castle Methodist Church, Miss Patricia Mae ROSS, Stanley RD 2, became the bride of Charles Frederick MILLER, 452 William St., Geneva.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton ROSS, Stanley RD2, and the groom, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. MILLER,  452 William St., Geneva.  The Rev. Norman DEMING, Pastor, performed the ceremony.  Gladioli were used as church decorations.

The bride wore a white gown fashioned with a sabrina neckline, empire waistline, and ruffled nylon cathedral train.  She wore a double strand of pearls belonging to her grandmother and carried a prayer book with white orchid.

Matron of Honor was Mrs. Carole OPDIKE, sister of the bride, who wore a floor length yellow nylon lace gown designed with a jacket.  Te front of the gown featured apron ruffles.  Her headpiece was a band of nylon and pearls with veil.  She carried a yellow colonial bouquet.

Bridesmaids were Wanda and Esther MILLER, sisters of the bridegroom and Beverly BOWMAN.  They wore pink, orchid and aqua gowns and headpieces identical to those of the matron of honor.  Bethey MANEY was flower girl.  She wore a pink nylon ruffled gown with capped sleeves, a bandeau headpiece of pink nylon, and carried a flower basket of old fashioned flowers.  Frank ROSS, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.  Best man was Ralph BOWMAN.  Ushers were James MILLER, Douglas OPDYKE and Robert ROSS.

The brides mother wore a powder blue dress with white accessories and orchid corsage.  The groom's mother wore a navy blue dress with white accessories and orchid corsage.  

A reception followed in the church parlor.  The couple left for a trip to Detroit, Mich., and upon their return, will reside at 48 Hamilton St., 

For her going away outfit the bride chose a beige sheath dress with white accessories and white orchid.  

Out of town guests were from Niagara Falls, Rochester, Ilion, Sodus and Valleytown.  

Both the bride and groom attended Geneva High School.  Mr. ROSS is employed with W. T. Grant Co., this city.

Pre nuptial events included showers given by Mrs. James MILLER, Mrs. E. A. MILLER, Mrs. Robert ROSS, Mrs. Carol OPDYKE,  Mrs. James ROSS,  Miss Esther and Wanda MILLER, Mrs. Ralph BOWMAN, Mrs. Clayton ROSS, Mrs. Margaret BANKERT and Mrs. Ruth ALCOCK.



Reception Honors Genevan Bride - A reception in honor of the recent marriage of their son, Paul HANNON Jr., and Carmen RODRIGUEZ of Luquillo, Puerto Rico, was given Sunday afternoon and evening by Mr. and Mrs. Paul HANNON at their home at 16 Universal Ave.  Thirty five guests attended from Geneva and out of town.  Mr. HANNON who holds the rating of BT2, with the Navy, has just been stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the past 18 months.  He and his bride flew here Aug. 10 and will return to San Juan Aug. 24.  The couple were married Aug. 3, in the parish of San Jose, Luquillo, Puerto Rico.  A reception for 85 guests followed.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carmelo RODRIGUEZ.  She is a graduate of Farjardo High School, attended the University of Puerto Rico, and is now employed in First National City Bank of San Juan.  Mr. HANNON is a 1954 graduate of Geneva High School.  He entered the Navy shortly thereafter, taking his boot training at Bainbridge, Md. 




To Eugene and Elizabeth Humphrey EGBERT, Phelps, RD2, a daughter, Aug. 19, Geneva General Hospital, 8 lbs., 2 oz.

To Capt. Anthony  & Mildred Silva  DUARTE, 24 Jefferson Ave., a son, Aug. 19, Geneva General Hospital, 7 lbs., 5 oz.

To David and Macel Bullard PAXTON, 16 Stewart ST., Waterloo, a son, Aug. 19, Geneva General Hospital, 7 lbs., 8 oz.

To Allen and Marian Cappus DUFFY, 545 W. Lake Rd., a daughter,  Aug. 20, Geneva General Hospital, 7 lbs., 13 1/4 oz.

To John and Esther FERRIS, 10 Adela Circle, Rochester, a daughter, Aug. 13, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, 7lbs,7 oz.  Mrs. FERRIS is the former Esther DEEB of Geneva. 



Mrs. Harold NESTOR, daughter Roslind and son, Kepner, will arrive in Geneva Wednesday for the sesquicentennial (70th) celebration.  They will join Mr. NESTOR in visiting friends and relatives in the area. During their stay, they will reside at Hotel Seneca.  


Mrs. Anna ANTENNUCCI, 77 N. Genesee street, returned home Sunday from the Geneva General hospital where she was admitted early Friday morning, suffering from a broken rib, sprained neck and brush burns on her left arm.  Mrs. ANTENNUCCI,   was stepping off the train at the  Lehigh Valley station, when she fell.  She is slowly improving.


Mrs. Julius TANEY, Grove St., has returned from Rochester after visiting her son, John TANEY and family.  


Miss Margaret MUPRHY, Nursery Ave., and Miss Rose TANEY, High St., have returned home after a vacation in Atlantic City, NJ


Mrs. Grace FLETCHER of Corning, formerly of Geneva, is visiting Mrs. Jennie DONOHUE, 26 Jefferson Ave., during the sesqi-centennial celebration.


Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. WARREN Sr. of 21 Elm ST., and Mrs. and Mrs. Timothy J. WARREN Jr., of 2 Elm street, attending the wedding Saturday of Mr. WARREN Sr.'s niece, Miss Ann KLINGENBERGER and Norman CLACK Jr., at the Presbyterian Church in Albion, NY.


George H. GOODMAN, 63 West Ave., has returned from Geneva General hospital and is steadily improving.

Geneva Daily Times            Thurs.              Mar 19, 1959                    by: Dianne Thomas

JAMES LINZY -   GENEVA —Final rites for James Linzy, 74, World War I veteran, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at 408 S. Main St. with the Corwin Funeral Service in charge. The Rev. Samuel Edsall will officiate.  Burial will be in the soldier's plot in Glenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. at 408 S. Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund.  Mr. Linzy died Tuesday in the Syracuse Veterans Hospital.

He was born in East Bloomfield to Minor and Dolly Payne Linzy and came to Geneva as a small child. He was employed at one time by the former Seneca Foundry, Border City and for many years worked as a teamster for Geneva, later operating his own trucking business.

He served during World War I from November 1917 to July 1919, with the AEF.

For the past 10 years he has lived with a sister in Wolcott. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Cora Johnson, Geneva ; Mrs. Viola Scott, Wolcott, and Mrs. Mabel Scott, Rochester and a brother, Minor Linzy, Geneva.

Geneva Times                      Wednesday                   Feb 10, 1960             by: Dianne Thomas

Alice Cleggett – Woman Found Dying In Heatless Home

Ontario County Coroner, Morton D. Orlov, is investigating the case of an elderly woman who died at Geneva Hospital Tuesday, after being brought there suffering from exposure and frozen feet.

She was Miss Alice Cleggett, 236 William Street, estimated to be about 78 years old, who lived there most of her life.

Police were called to the house by Mrs. Mary Riley, 232 William Street , Tuesday afternoon, after Mrs. Riley was unable to get any response at Miss Cleggett’s door.

Mrs. Riley said that she had been taking food next door to Miss Cleggett, who had been ill for some time.

Ptlm, Frank Verstreate went to the front door of the house but was unable to get in.  He went around to the rear where he heard moaning. He opened a window, and found Miss Cleggett lying on the floor.  She was taken to Geneva General Hospital by 6400 ambulance.

Police said there were sores on her left leg and they reported that hospital nurses said her feet were frozen. 

The house is without electricity or water and has no heat.

According to neighbors a coal stove provided the only heat in the house for many years.  There is suppose to be an oil stove there now. 

Miss Cleggett has a half sister, Mrs. Stephen Jasper, 52 West street .

According to neighbors, Miss Cleggett was born on William St. , in another house.  Her father was Benjamin CLEGGETT, who operated a barbershop, downtown. 

At an early age she moved to the house at 236 William Street .  She is believed to have resided there more than 70 years.

At one time she had worked as a hairdresser.  She is reported to have relatives in Bath and Washington DC .

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  The body is at the hospital morgue. 

Union Sun & Journal   Lockport, NY            Friday               March 24, 1961            by: Dianne Thomas  

Anniversaries Recalled Today - 1790  - Davis Bates Douglass, engineer, was born in Pompton, N.J.   After graduating from Yale in 1813,he became a government engineer and was placed in command of the Army sappers and miners at West Point. 

He took part in the battles at Niagara and Lundy's Lane, resigning from the service in 1831 to become chief engineer of the Morris Canal Co.

Douglass, in addition to designing a number of major engineering projects, was a professor at West Point, New York University, Hobart College and Kenyon College. He died at Geneva, NY, on Oct. 19, 1949.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  July 26, 1961    by: Ron Hanley
Obituary -  Mrs. William P. Carroll
Prayer service for Mrs. Cora Engert Carroll, of 79 White Oaks Drive, Rochester, formerly of Geneva, will be held at the DeVaney
Funeral Home, Friday at 9 a.m., followed by Mass at St. Francis deSales Church at 9:30.  Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva. Mrs. Carroll died Monday.

Geneva Daily Times                          Wednesday                Sept 13, 1961                 by: Dianne Thomas

Geneva - Mrs. Martha SPARKS, 81, wife of Alfred W. Sparks, 39 Jefferson Ave., died unexpectedly last night in her home, after a long illness.  The funeral will be at 10:30 am, Friday at St. Peters' Episcopal Church.  The Rev. Norman A. REMMEL, rector, will officiate.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home, 224 North St., today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Mrs. SPARKS is survived by her husband; one sister, Miss Wanda NERLICH; two nieces, Mrs. Roy VAN DE VENTER, Waterloo Rd., Mrs. H. J. Q. Howe, Geneva; a nephew, Elsworth ESTEY of Penn Yan; three great nieces and two great grand nieces.  

Geneva - George ZAKOUR - A prayer service will be held at 8 pm today at the Castelluzzo Funeral Home, 28 Genesee St., for George ZAKOUR who died Monday in Batavia Veterans' Hospital.  In addition to survivors mentioned in yesterday's Times, there are four nephews and two nieces.  The funeral will be at 10 am tomorrow in the funeral home and at 10:30 at St. Peter's Parish house. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.  

Geneva - Funeral services for Arthur B. WILLERTON, 74, 127 Lewis St., will be at 2:30 pm, Friday, at the First Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. J. Richard HART, pastor, and the Rev. Frederick L. HARPER, former pastor, now of Rochester, will officiate.  Burial will be in Seneca No. 9 Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home, 224 North St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today and tomorrow.  Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.  Mr. WILLERTON who retired from the educational field in 1953, died yesterday in Geneva General Hospital a few hours after admission.  Mr. WILLERTON had taught in Geneva's public school from 1936 until the time of his retirement.  Previously he had been principal of the Houghton, Mich. High School and also the Michigan Normal High School in Marquette, Mich.  Mr. WILLERTON was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Rippey Bible Class, and elder of the church since 1950 and was serving his third term on the sessions.  The survivors, are his wife, Mabel; three daughters, Mrs. Harold STEWART of Balston Spa, Mrs. Robert N. WHITE of Moravia, Mrs. Dexter M. BRUCE of old Greenwich, Conn.; a son, John, of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Asa FAWCETT of Meadville, Pa and Mrs. Ralph BLACKBURN of Hopedale, Ohio; a brother, Ross, of Bridgeport, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.  Another son, the late Arthur M. WILLERTON, of Geneva, had died previously.  

Geneva - Daniel F. MURRAY, of 47 Geneva St., died early today in Geneva General hospital, following a brief illness.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday from the DeVaney & Co. Funeral Home and from St. Francis de Sales Church, at a time to be announced.  Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience. Mr. MURRAY, a life long resident of Geneva, was a son of the late James and Catherine Began MURRAY.  An ironworker who retired about two years ago,  he was a member of the Syracuse local of the Ironworker's Union.  He was also a member of the St. Francis de Sales church.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leo MULVEY Jr., of Geneva; three sons, Daniel E., of Geneva, Richard F. and John G., both of Waterloo; one sister, Mrs. Marge VAN DUSEN of Rochester and 11 grandchildren.  

Geneva - Miss Margaret T. BURKE of 168 Lafayette Ave., died early today at Geneva General hospital, after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at her home and St. Frances de Sales Church at a time to be announced.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends may call at her home tomorrow and Friday afternoon and evening.  Miss BURKE was a lifelong resident of Geneva and a member of the St. Francis de Sales Church and Rosary Society.  Surviving are two sisters, Miss Bridget G. BURKE and Mrs. Edward SOUDERS, both of Geneva; one niece, Mrs. John REISER of Erie, Pa.  

Penn Yan - Mrs. Ann E. VOGEL, 72, formerly of Penn Yan, died yesterday in St. Elizabeth Nursing home, in Newark.  Final rites will be at 8:30 am from the Weldon Funeral home, followed by a requiem mass at 9 am at St. Michaels' Church.  Burial will be in St. Michael's cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today and Thursday.  A Rosary will be recited at 9 pm Thursday.  Mrs. VOGEL was born in Roxbury, Mass., the daughter of Herman and Mary Roymire HINKEL. She lived in Penn Yan most of her life, before moving last May to Phelps, to live with her daughter, Mrs. Harold SEAGERMrs. VOGEL was a communicant of St. Michael's church.  Besides her daughter, she is survived by five grandchildren.  

Frank BORDEN of Lyons Rd., is in critical condition at Geneva General hospital following a heart attack at his home early this morning.  A call was put into the Geneva fire dept. at 5:15 am for a resuscitator.  

 Geneva Daily Times                            Friday                  Sept 15, 1961                  by: Dianne Thomas

GENEVA - Mrs. Anna L. WHITE, 69, of 589 Exchange St., died suddenly at her home last Wednesday.  The body had been sent to the Turner Funeral Home, in Batavia, where funeral services will be conducted. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, Bethany.  Local arrangements were in charge of the Devaney & Co. Funeral Home.  Born in Boston, NY, on April 1, 1892, Mrs. WHITE had lived in Geneva since 1947.  Surviving are her husband, Robert J. WHITE, and two sisters,  Mrs. Harold NICHOLS of East Bethany and Mrs. Ethel WOLF of Phoenix, Az.

GENEVA - Frank BORDEN, RD3, Lyons Road , died late yesterday at Geneva General hospital, after a short illness.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday from the De.... and Co. Funeral home at time to be announced.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.  Friends may call after noon tomorrow at.....convenience. Mr. BORDEN was employed as an electrician at United States Radiator Corp for 13 years ....four years ago.  He was a member of Geneva Lodge, IOOM.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Isabelle Linehan BORDEN; one sister(?), Mrs. Floyd FARREN of Hol..... and two nephews and one niece.  

GENEVA - Funeral services for Arthur WILLERTON, who died Tuesday in Geneva General hospital, were conducted at 2:30 pm today from First Presbyterian Church , with the Rev. J. Richard HART, pastor and the Rev. Frederick L. HARPER, of Rochester, officiating.  Burial was in Seneca No. 9 Cemetery. Bearers were Louis COLLINS, Jessie BAHN, Lawrence GRACEY, Dr. Carl PEDERSON, C. Leonard BOWLER, and Spurgeon WUERTENBURGER.

GENEVA - Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine HIGGS, widow of Charles HIGGS, who died yesterday, will be conducted on Monday at 9 am from the Devaney & Co. Funeral home, and at 9:30 from the St. Francis DeSales Church, with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery

GENEVA - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha A. SPARKS, who died Tuesday at her home, 39Jefferson Ave., were conducted at 10:30 am today from St. Peters Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Norman A. REMMEL, officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Bennett Funeral Home.  Bearers were Ellsworth ESTEY, Roy VAN DE VENTER, Charles LEBRECHT, and Walter DUFFY.

 Geneva Daily Times                         Saturday                  March 31, 1962                  by: Dianne Thomas

Out 3 Hours in 90 Days - Waterloo

A man who skipped out of police headquarters yesterday morning after being arrested, was free for about 3 or 4 hours but now must serve 90 days in Monroe County Penitentiary.  

Raymond KERFIEN, 34, of North Rd., Waterloo, was re-arrested at 12:45 pm yesterday, in the village when officers spotted him. Earlier he had complained at police headquarters of being sick and asked to go to the  washroom.  He had done this once before, and returned.  Permission was grated but this last time he failed to return.

After being re-apprehended yesterday afternoon, KERFIEN was arraigned before Judge William LUX.  An original charge of malicious mischief against him resulted in a 10 day suspended sentence.  But the charge of escaping while in police custody, got him the 90 day sentence, which was not suspended.  

KERFIEN was charged with entering the  Dutch Tavern on E. Main St. recently, creating damage there, police said. 

   CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Tuesday           July 24, 1962      by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY - Rowland Hughey
 Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Hanley, 18 Greig Terrace, were called to Geneva today by the death of Rowland Hughey, 61, husband of their niece, the former Miss Elizabeth Flood of Canandaigua. He resided at 53 Hamilton Street.
Mr. Hughey died today in Taylor Brown Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, where he was moved last Tuesday evening with injuries suffered in a car
accident near that village.
Correspondent for the Geneva Daily Times, he was on his way to cover a meeting when his car went out of control. He suffered serious head injuries and a fractured nose and left leg.    Besides his wife he is survived by a sister.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete. 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  July 17, 1964         by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY    Mrs. William T. Curtice
A private memorial service for Mrs. Marguerite B. Curtice, 74, of White Springs Road, Geneva,  will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home in Geneva. Mrs. Jessica Darling of the Christian Science Church, will be the reader.
Mrs. Curtice, widow of William T. Curtice, died Wednesday in Geneva General Hospital following a long illness. She was a former resident of Canandaigua.
Mrs. Curtice was a graduate of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, and the Rochester City Normal School. For 32 years she had been employed by the Rochester Board of Education. Her work was chiefly in the attendance department.
Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Willard Babcock, of Geneva, a daughter, Mrs. John Flood, Geneva, a brother, Harold L. Burke, Rochester, and three grandsons.

The Geneva Times                           Friday                            Mar 12, 1965                             by: Dianne Thomas

Ejnar Anderson  [correct spelling is ANDERSEN]

GENEVA - Ejnar Anderson, 71, died in Ontario County Infirmary yesterday after an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending word from his uncle, Peter Anderson of Brentwood, L.I. 

They will be announced by the Corwin Funeral Home.

Mr. Anderson was born in Willard, March 25,1893, the son of the late Anders P. and Letta Jensen Anderson. He was a veteran

of World War I and served as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps. Between 1947 and 1955 he served as an orderly at Ontario

County Infirmary. Prior to that he was an orderly at the Veterans Hospital, Canandaigua.  His only survivor is his uncle.


March 13, 1965

Ejnar Anderson

GENEVA - Funeral services for Ejnar Anderson, 71, who died in the Ontario County Infirmary Thursday, will be at 2 p. m. Monday at the Corwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. J Richard Hart, pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in the soldier's section of Glenwood Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be during the evenings of today and tomorrow.


Monday, March 15, 1965


GENEVA - Funeral services for Ejnar Andersen, 71, who died in Wednesday in Canandaigua, were today in the Corwin Funeral Home.  The Rev. Dr. J Richard Hart, pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church, officiated.  Burial was in Soldiers Section, Glenwood cemetery.  

Mr. ANDERSEN served in the Marine Corps during World War I and has been employed as an orderly at the Veteran's hospital in Canandaigua and for the last number of years, as an Orderly at the Ontario County Infirmary.  

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE   Wed,  September 13, 1967         by: Ron Hanley

GENEVA - Elinor S. Long, 69, of 8 Park Place was stricken unexpectedly Monday night, September 11, 1967, and pronounced dead on arrival at Geneva General Hospital.  Services will be tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. in the DeVaney and Co. Funeral Home and at 11 a. m. in St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Friends may call at their convenience. Contributions may be made to the heart fund or St. Francis de Sales Church.
Mrs. Long was a life long resident of Geneva and the widow of John Long. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church and the Women's Club of Geneva.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George Linehan of Newark, four sons, John, Dr. William, Donald and Richard, all of this city, one sister, Mrs. C. J. Brown of Alexandria, Virginia, one brother, Jerome de Vaney of California, eight grandchildren, and one niece.

Niagara Falls Gazette                            Tuesday June 24, 1969                                           by: Dianne Thomas

Collision is Fatal - Geneva, NY - A 50 year old man was fatally injured Monday, when his automobile was in a collision with a van type truck at the intersection of route 96A and West River Road, just east of this Finger Lakes city.  Police identified the victim as Peter SCHIBLEY of Geneva. 

Geneva Times                 Tuesday               Apr 27, 1971                                          by: Dianne Thomas               

Foster Pedersen

GENEVA - Foster Pedersen, 57, formerly of Geneva , died last night in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse following a long illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Friday at the DeVaney and Co., Inc. Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Wolfe, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery ( Geneva ).

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p. m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Thursday.

Mr. Pedersen lived for most of his life in Geneva, and was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army.  He had been an employee of the Syracuse Transit Co.

Surviving are his wife Marion; one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Christiansen of Geneva; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pedersen  of Geneva; a sister, Mrs. Morris (Mary) Carragher of Geneva; one brother, George Pedersen of Geneva; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Geneva Times                          Saturday                December  18, 1971            by: Dianne Thomas          

GENEVA - Funeral services for Joseph A. Perry, 75, of 67 Humbert St., who died yesterday, will be Monday at 8:30 am from the Castelluzzo Funeral Home, 28 Genesee St., and at 9 am at St. Francis de Sales Church.  Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery (Geneva). Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7-9 pm and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.  

The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn, NY   Thursday   Feb 8, 1973          by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. James LIBERATORE of Geneva Dies - Mrs. Mary DAMICK LIBERATORE, 69, of 231 Reed St., Geneva, died in Geneva General Hospital, Tuesday night after a long illness.  

Mrs. LIBERATORE is survived by a son, Carmen, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth IANONE, and a brother, Joseph DAMICK, all of Auburn; six daughters, Mrs. Kenneth ELLIOTT, and Mrs. Mark CHRYSLER of Angola, Ind., Mrs. Thomas KRAFCHIK, Deerwood, Md; Mrs. Paul HARTMAN of Chippewa Falls, Wis; Mrs. Kenneth McKIMM of Waterloo; Mrs. James RICE, of Hayes Corners; two other sons, Vincent of Geneva and Donald of Canandaigua; 22 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; 3 other sisters, all of Geneva, Mrs. Anthony D'AMICO, Miss Margaret DAMICK and Mrs. Robert SELLINGER; and another brother Frank DAMICK, of Penfield. Mrs. LIBERATORE was the widow of James LIBERATORE

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m., Friday at Castelluzzo Funeral Home , and at 9:30 am at St. Stephen's Church.  Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 tonight.          [note: was later buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Geneva, NY]

The Geneva Times                 Thursday                      April 19, 1973                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Loretta W. TROTTER - Geneva - Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta W. TROTTER, 81, of 454 Castle St., who died Monday, were 9 am today, at the DeVaney Funeral Home and at 9:30 am at St. Francis de Sales Church. The Rev. Gennaro J. VENTURA, pastor, officiated.  Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.  A mass of the resurrection was celebrated last evening in the DeVaney Funeral Home. Father VENTURA was the celebrant.  Bearers were John F. O'MALLEY, John HENNESSY, Harold VAN OPDORP, William WHITWELL, Richard F. PHAILER and Gardner ROENKE. 

Geneva Times, NY           Thursday                  June 7, 1973                       by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Emma VER BRYCK - Waterloo - Memorial services for Mrs. Emma VER BRYCK, 68, of RD 3,  Rt. 336, Geneva, who died May 30, will be at 2 pm Sunday, at Grace Church, Willowdale.  The Rev. Jacques D'AOUST of Grace church and Rev. John W. IRWIN of the West Fayette Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Mrs. VER BRYCK was a veteran of World War II, having served as a Corporal in the Woman's Army Corp.  She was a member of Winnek Post, American Legion in Geneva and a member of Friendship Star chapter 534, OES of Fayette.  

Victor D'ALESANDRO - Funeral services for Victor D'ALESANDRO, 49, of 30 Gambee Road, who died Monday afternoon, were today at 8:30 a.m. from the Castelluzzo Funeral home and at 9 a.m. from St. Frances deSales Church.  The Rev. Gennaro J VENTURA, pastor, was the celebrant of the Mass of the Resurrection. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, with Father VENTURA officiating.  Bearers were Basil GUERERRI, Peter GUERERRI, Greg PERRY, Ron TALOMIE, William ALLEN and Robert FATHERGILL

The Daily Press, Utica, NY    Wednesday, Aug 22, 1973            by: Dianne Thomas

Obituary   John A. MEISER  

John A. MEISER, 86, of 714 32nd Ave. N., (Fl) formerly of Hoffmeister and Geneva, died August 11th in his home.  He married Nina M. ENDERS in Hinckley, in 1960.  Besides his wife, he leaves a step-daughter, Mrs. Frank Z. (Shirley) PODERIS, Utica; two daughters, Mrs. Edmund (Loretta) LINEHAN and Mrs. Robert (Zita) LINEHAN, both of Geneva.  The funeral was held Aug. 16th in St. Francis de Sales Church, Geneva, with burial in the parish cemetery

The Geneva Times , Geneva, NY       Friday, March 21, 1975                by: Dianne Thomas

Three Children Hurt in Crash -  Phelps - A two car accident about 9 pm, Thursday on Rt. 96 at County Rt. 6 Phelps, sent three young children to Clifton Springs Hospital.  The Ontario County Sheriff's Investigators said the three children were passengers in a car operated by their father, James VANDERWALL, 38, of the Hosey Rd., Palmyra.  According to the sheriff's report, Angel, 6, received shoulder injuries; Jesse, 8, suffered a broken leg and James Jr., 10, received head bruises.  They were taken to the hospital by Phelps ambulance.    

Geneva Times             Monday            May 15, 1975              by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Mildred A. McGUIGAN - Geneva - Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred A. McGUIGAN of 99 Lewis St., who died Saturday after a long illness, were today at 9:30 am in the McGuigan Funeral home and at 10 am in St. Stephen's Church.  The Rev. Wm. G. ENDRES officiating. Bearers were Glenn  & Donald McGUIGAN, Leon TYLER, Patrick MAHONEY, Louis TANDLE and Robert McCARTHY.

Geneva Times             Monday            Aug 4, 1975              by: Dianne Thomas

Marion J. BENGE - Geneva - Marion J. BENGE, 72, of 8 Sharon St., died Saturday evening at his home.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral home Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 pm at the funeral home.  The Rev. Russell CARPENTER will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Geneva General Hospital Development Fund.  

Mr. BENGE was born in the town of Waterloo, son of Thomas and Mary Ridley BENGE.  He lived in Geneva for 50 years. He had been employed at the American Can Co. for 42 years as a planning clerk, retiring in November 1967.  He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church.  He was a member of its official board and for several years was treasurer of the Sunday School.  He was very well known as a gunsmith in this area and a collector of powder flasks.  He was a member of the National Rifle Assn.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Violet Wayman BENGE; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Gloria) ROBSON of Riverside, Calif.; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  

Calvin L. LIPPINCOTT - Geneva - Funeral services for Calvin L. LIPPINCOTT, 78, of 220 Pulteney St., who died Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 pm at the McGuigan Funeral Home.  The Rev. Phil TENNIES officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.  

Joseph I. RUSSELL - Geneva - Joseph I. RUSSELL, 63, of 161 E. North St., died yesterday in Strong Memorial hospital, Rochester, following a long illness.  Friends may call at the McGuigan Funeral Home tomorrow form 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 pm. at the funeral home.  The Rev. John WOLFE Jr., pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Mr. RUSSELL was a former resident of Corning and has lived in Geneva for the past 25 years.  He worked for Lewis A. MOONEY, until he retired.  He was a veteran of World War II Army Airborne.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen RUSSELL of Geneva; five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Linda) POLLINO of Geneva; Mrs. Daniel (Beverly) PRICE of Waterloo; Miss Diane RUSSELL of Geneva; Mrs. Richard (Geraldine) BAUSH, and Mrs. Earl (Dolores) SCHAEFFER; one son, Joseph I. RUSSELL Jr., of Geneva; two step-daughters, Mrs. Leon (Patricia) HORTON Jr. of Beaver Dam, and Mrs. Stan (Rosalyn) COHEN of Canton; one stepson, Nicholas SENKULLCS of Milpitas, Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Mary BARNES of Corning; two brothers, Michael of Corning and Norman of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews.  

Oliver A. WOOD - Geneva - Funeral Services for Oliver A WOOD, 84, of 93 N. Broad St., Norwich, formerly of Washington St., Geneva, who died Wednesday, were held Saturday at 11 am at he Bennett Funeral Home with the Rev. Smith l. LAIN, officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.  Bearers were Paul V. NEWLAND Jr. and Calvin WOOD, both grandsons, and Lansing S. HOSKINS, Donald F. SOUTHGATE, Chester A. SUPPES and Frederic W. SHEPARD.  

The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn, NY   Wednesday   August 13, 1975         by: Dianne Thomas

Carl PIOLI, 59, of Geneva Dies -  Carl PIOLI, 59, of 101 E. North St., Geneva died unexpectedly this morning in Geneva.  Survivors include his wife, Irene Capozzi PIOLI, three daughters, Mrs. Sam (JoAnn) BONCARO, of Geneva; Mrs. Anthony (Carla) IANNONE of Auburn and Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) GALLAGHER, of Geneva; one son, Louis, of Glen Cove, L. I.; six brothers, Joseph of Rochester, Ronald of Victor, Louis of New Hartford, Conn., Peter of Waterloo, Albert of Seattle, Wash, and Dominick of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Delia GIOVANNANNI and Mrs. Fred GALLETTI, both of  Seneca Falls and Mrs. Mel RIZZO of E. Rochester; and seven grandchildren.  

Services will be Saturday at 8:30 at the Castelluzzo Funeral Home, 28 Genesee Street, Geneva, and 9 am from St. Francis De Sales church.  Calling hours Thursday and Friday, will be from 2 - 4 and  7 to 9 pm, at the funeral home. 

The Geneva Times               Saturday           Aug 28, 1976                       by: Dianne Thomas


The Fairport Herald Mail                    Wednesday,     November 10, 1976

Herman STREPPA of Geneva died October 25, 1976.  He was 64. Mr. STREPPA was born in Fairport and attended school here.  He was the son of the late James and Louise STREPPA, former High Street residents.

Mr. STREPPA is survived by his wife, Connie, a son, Arthur of Groton, two daughters, Louise STREPPA of Colorado and Stella STREPPA of Wyoming, two grandchildren, six brothers, Thomas and Dom of Fairport, Sam of Geneva, Ernest of Rochester, Louis of Maryland, Nick of Lockport and one sister, Mrs. James (Anna) MARRA of Hulbert avenue, Fairport.  He also leaves several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral rites for Mr. STREPPA were conducted from the Church of St. Francis DeSales in Geneva.  Interment in St. Patricks' Cemetery. 

Finger Lakes Times          Monday,               January 14, 1980             by: Dianne Thomas

GENEVA - George F. Bruzee Sr., 81, of 84 Optical St., long-time Geneva businessman who retired in 1970 from Bruzee's Radio & TV Inc. on Hamilton St., died Saturday at Geneva General Hospital . Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc.     The funeral will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow   at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Hess, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Brookside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity in memory of Mr. Bruzee.  Mr. Bruzee was born in Pittsburgh, son of Jordan and Anna Marie Hoose Bruzee.

His first foray into the business world in Geneva was some rented space in the old Baker Bros. Garage (now a parking lot next to city hall) where he opened the Storage Battery Sales store in 1921.   After five years of selling batteries, he decided he could make them better himself and he began selling the  Geneva Battery . This venture earned him the nickname, the "battery man."    The first radios manufactured were  powered by storage batteries so it was a natural step when he added radio sales and service to his business in 1927.

In 1929, Mr. Bruzee moved his store to larger quarters at 23 E. Castle St. and then in 1936 he closed the door on the battery business and continued with only radios. He added TV sales in 1947. In 1952, he moved the store to its present location on Hamilton St. 

Interviewed at the time of his retirement, Mr. Bruzee was asked what he had enjoyed the most of his many years in business. He replied: "I enjoy working with our customers and this is one of the things I will probably miss most.  We have had four generations of customers and I think that is a pretty good record. Some of them can only be  waited on by George."

Surviving are his wife, Nina M.; four sons, Jordan F. of Phelps, George F. Jr. of Geneva , William L. of East Lake Road, Geneva, and Calvin E. of Waterloo; one brother, Roy of Geneva; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Finger Lakes Times          Monday,          June 2, 1980           by: Dianne Thomas  

[50 Years Ago - 1930] - The grave of Captain Nathan TEALL, a Revolutionary Soldier, was discovered on the farm of Mrs. Elizabeth  TULETT, Waterloo. 

The Citizen, Auburn, NY   Wednesday   October 31, 1984          by: Dianne Thomas

Rocco CHURCH, 62 , of North Division street died unexpectedly Wednesday morning in Auburn Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Patricia Randall CHURCH.  

Mr. CHURCH was a native of Geneva and has resided in the Auburn area for the past 9 years.  He retired as a sales manager of R & H Pontiac of Groton NY.  He was an Army veteran of WW II and a member of the Silver Creek Golf Course in Waterloo.  

Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Lori) DeBOIS of Port Byron; a son, David of Ithaca; one grandchild Mark DeBOIS of Port Byron; three sisters, Mrs. Alice VENUTI, Mrs. Alex (Louise) CALABRESE and Mrs. Samuel (Katherine) COSTA all of Geneva; a brother, Leonard CHURCH of Freeville, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 am, Saturday, in St. Mary's Church.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Plis Funeral Home, 220 State Street.

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY                   Friday            April 2, 1985                 by: Dianne Thomas


Nick BRELL - Geneva - Nick BRELL, 96, of 72 Humbert St., died this morning (April 2) at Geneva General hospital.  Friends may call from 7 - 9 pm today and 2-4 and 7-9 pm tomorrow at the DeVaney Funeral Home.  A mass of Christian  burial will be celebrated at 9 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.  A service of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Thursday at St. Francis de Sales Church and a memorial mass will be celebrated at 5:15 pm Thursday, April 11, at St. Frances de Sales church.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family at St. Patrick's cemetery.  

Mr. BRELL was born in Italy, the son of Peter and Mary BRELL.  He was a retired foreman from the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He came to America from Italy in 1904 and married Rosa VENTURINO in1909 in St. Francis de Sales Church.  He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church.

Surviving are four daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Mary) MASTROIANNI, Mrs. Samuel (Nancy) MOSCA, both of Rochester; Mrs. Armand (Josephine) CHESTER of Geneva and Mrs. Joseph (Irene) NIGRO of Florida; one son, Joseph A. BRELL, at home; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.    He was pre-deceased by a son, Lt. Anthony BRELL, who was killed in action, Aug 15, 1944.


George FLINT - George R. FLINT, 84, of Sheridan Apartments, 15 Reed Road, died yesterday (Apr 1) at Geneva General hospital following a short illness.  Friends may call from 2 50 4 and 7 - 9 pm Wednesday at the Corwin Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at 2:30 pm Thursday, in the First Presbyterian Chapel, Park Place, (Washington St. entrance), with the Rev. J. Richard HART, pastor, officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Society or the American Heart Fund.  

Mr. FLINT was born in Geneva, Feb 11, 1901, son of George and Mary Vance FLINT.  He attended Geneva schools and enlisted in the US Army in World War 1 in 1917, and served until the Armistice. In 1942 he enlisted in the US Army Air Force in World War II and served in the Pacific Theater until 1945.  He served in the fire departments at Sampson Naval Training Station, the US Air Force Training Station as well as Sampson College at the Bath Veterans Hospitals.  He retired in 1963.

He was a member of Winnek Post 396 American Legion and the VFW Post 2640 and a former member of Seneca County Country Club, where he served as co-chairman of the Golf-Bowl for 25 years. He and his wife, Dorothy HOWLAND FLINT had celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Surviving besides his wife, are a niece, Mrs. Robert HOLCOMB of Westerville, Ohio; and several other nieces and nephews and cousins.


Mrs. Matilda J. SCOTT - Geneva - Mrs. Matilda J. SCOTT  94, of Holiday Manor Apartments, 295 Hamilton street, died at Geneva General hospital Monday afternoon (April 1) following an extended illness.  There are no prior calling hours.  There will be a family prayer service at 10 am Thursday at the Corwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard A. NORRIS, rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.  

Mrs. SCOTT was born in Geneva, Aug 21, 1890, daughter of Samuel and Elisa Watterson QUIGLEY.  She was the widow of Sidney L SCOTT who died in 1964. She attended Geneva schools and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie BALDASSARI of Geneva, one son, James I. SCOTT, 4 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. 

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY         Wednesday         July 9, 1986                          by: Dianne Thomas

Train Kills Man Trying to Push Car -  Palmyra - A 22 year old man was killed at 2:45 am, today , when a car he and several other people were trying to push off the tracks.  Wayne County's sheriff's  deputies said James VANDERWALL, of Hosey road, suffered massive internal injuries, when a Chicago bound Amtrak passenger train, struck the car, pushing it into him.  The accident happened at Maple Avenue and Division Street.  Louise BEARD, 18 of Verdine Road, Ontario, who was also helping move the car, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.  Deputies said the group was trying to push the car off the tracks because it had become stuck during an earlier accident, about which no details were available.   VANDERWALL was treated at the scene by the Palmyra Advanced Life Support Unit, before being taken to Newark-Wayne, where he was pronounced dead by Wayne county coroner, Dr. C. Dupha REEVES.

Courier Gazette, Newark, NY                           April 2000                     by: Dianne Thomas

Olmstead, Richard - Richard Allen Olmstead, of Boston, MA, formerly of Geneva, died April 9, 2000. Richard was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Geneva, the son of Frederick Law and Louise (Varno) Olmstead. He was a 1964 graduate of Geneva High School, received his bachelor's degree from the State University College at New Paltz, and his master's of science from the University of Arizona. He was a substance-abuse counselor, who dedicated his life to others. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Louise Varno Olmstead of Newark; his sister, Patricia Wilson of Geneva; brothers, Frederick (Ann) Law Olmstead III of Hawaii, Eugene (Linda) Olmstead of Elmira and Ronald (Debbie) Olmstead of Boston, Mass.; and several nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father.

Syracuse Post Standard                               Aug 26, 2004                                by: Dianne Thomas

MILLERD Sr., Walter J.  -  August 21, 2004 Walter J. MILLERD,  Sr., 66, of 30 Hogarth Ave., Geneva, passed away unexpectedly on  Saturday, August 21, 2004 in Geneva General Hospital.  Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 in the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home. The Rev. W. James GERLING, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva officiated. Burial will be  in Oaklawn Cemetery, Oaks Corners, at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be made to the American Heart Assoc., the American Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. Surviving are his wife, Diane; two sons, Tyrone (Crystal) MILLERD of Palmyra and Walter (Danna) MILLERD Jr. of Geneva; grandchildren, Kayla, Shaye, Mackensie, Celeste, Marissa, Kaitlyn, and Leigh Anna; his mother, Ruth MILLERD of Geneva; brothers, Oakleigh (Pauline) MILLERD of Penn Yan; Lee MILLERD of Geneva and Edward (Mia) MILLERD of California; sisters, Shirley (Howard) HEMMINGER of Geneva and Katherine GREEN of Rochester; many  nieces and nephews, family and special friends. He was predeceased by his son, Thayer MILLERD.

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