Wayne Post obituaries, Sept. 15-21

Downy, Gary Ray
LYONS — Taken from us by the lord on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic at the age of 53.

Friends called Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5-8 p.m. at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home at 77 William St. in Lyons, where services will be private on Wednesday, Sept. 21 with the Rev. Timothy Young officiating. Burial in South Lyons Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gary Downey Memorial Fund in care of Julie Downey, 51 Maple St., Lyons, NY 14489.

Gary was born in Newark on June 28, 1958, the son of Raymond and Eileen Norris Downey. Gary was a drywaller and painter, and worked for Gypsum Services in Farmington and a local painter. Gary left this world as a man of honor, a jack of all trades a man of integrity and strength and a faithful son, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many who will forever be loved and never forgotten. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, canoeing, singing and dancing. And above all, he enjoyed every minute with his family and friends. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion of Lyons.

Survived by his two children Staci and Jared; sisters Sylvia (Delbert) Sedore and Rose (Jim Finch) Morrison of Lyons; brothers Albert (Julieann) Downey of Lyons, and Raymond Jr. (Laurie Hixson) Downey of Pultneyville; granddaughter, Ava; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Eileen; his sister, Linda Shelters; twin daughters Ann Marie and Rebecca Downey.

A benefit for Gary will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 from 12:30-8 p.m. at the American Legion on Water Street in Lyons.

Visit www.PusateriFuneral.com.

Macrito, Carmella Theresa
LYONS — Died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Wayne County Nursing Home at the age of 94.

No prior calling hors. A memorial mass was said Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Lyons. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial in St.
Joseph’s Cemetery in Alliance, Ohio. Memorials to St. Michael’s Church of Lyons.
Carm was born in Lyons on April 15, 1917, the daughter of Carmine and Raffaela Cinelli. She lived in Alliance, Ohio from 1935 to 1974. She moved back to Lyons in 1974. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church.

Survived by her son, Eugene Macrito of Wolcott; sister, Margaret (Nicholas) DerCola of Clyde; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Paul, in 1974; son, John Paul in 1945; sisters Angeline Trombetti and Mary Ernst; and brother, Sam Cinelli.

Arrangements by Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home, Lyons. Visit www.PusateriFunerals.com.

Main, Ruth E.
TUCSON/MACEDON — Passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at the age of 94.

Family and friends are invited to call from 12-2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc. at 123 W. Main St. in Palmyra. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

Ruth was born on Dec. 10, 1916 in Palmyra to Alfred and Ella May East. She retired from Garlock. Ruth is predeceased by her husband Roy E. Main; daughter Sharon LaBarron and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters Joan C. (William) Scheele and Donna L. Woodruff; grandchildren Doug (Patty) Scheele, Don (Tina) Scheele, Sherry Vann, Susan Evans, Sally Briggs, Matt Rabbitskin, Mark (Martha) Woodruff, Stephanie (Rich) Diedrich; great-grandchildren Ashley (Josh) Sanford, Adam and Austin Scheele, Colton Tinsmon, Cassidy Scheele, Michael Briggs, DeShana Briggs, Nicholas Vann, Shantelle (Jason) Ellison, Sherard Brown, Mercedes Perkins, Natalie Evans, Javon Evans, Matt Rabbitskin Jr., Kianna, Bryson (Buzz) and Malia Woodruff and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Online condolences @ www.rlyostfuneralhome.com

Place, Janice M.  
SHORTSVILLE — Died unexpectedly on Sept. 10, 20 the age of 74.

Survived by her husband Charles Place; sons, Doug (Karen) and Jeff Place; grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Kalli; brother Jim Usselman; sister Agnes Anderson; many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call Friday, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Payne & Murphy Funeral Home at 1040 Route 31 in Macedon.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Shove Jr., Raymond M.
NEWARK/MARBLETOWN — Passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Clifton Springs Hospital with his family by his side at the age of 80.

Friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home at 127 E. Miller St. in Newark. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Palmyra Cemetery.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Marbletown Fire Department, 6416 Silver Hill Road, Newark, NY 14513 or to the Eastview Dialysis, 120 Victor Heights Parkway, Victor, NY 14564.

Mr. Shove was born on June 28, 1931, in Geneva, the son of the late Raymond Sr. and Lillian Beal Shove. He served his country in the army, stationed in Germany.  Ray worked as a meat cutter for Star Market. He was an active Marbletown fireman and a Boy Scout leader for many years. He enjoyed being a DJ and loved camping.

Raymond is survived by Elizabeth Mullen; daughters Connie (Rick) Nesbitt of Indiana and Barbara Pentycofe of Newark; son Terry (Lori) Shove of Rochester; stepson Terry (Chris) Mullen of Canandaigua; grandchildren Jennifer (Rick) Walters of Maine, Robert (Angie) Nesbitt of Michigan, Sarah (Paul) Chapman of Rhode Island, Tim Shove of Phelps, Nicole Jewell of Alaska, Justin Pentycofe of Lyons, Kyle and Blair Mullen of Canandaigua, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Remembrance may be made to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com

Viola, Louis J.
NEWARK/DUNMORE, PA. —Died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the DeMay Living Center in Newark at the age of 97.

Friends called from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. at 318 E. Drinker St. in Dunmore, Pa. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church at 322 Chestnut St. in Dunmore.  Burial will be in Dunmore Cemetery with military honors.  Memorials, in his name, may be made to the DeMay Living Center Activities Fund, 1200 Driving Park Avenue, Newark, NY 14513 or a charity of your choice.

Lou was born on Dec. 13, 1913 in Dunmore, Pa., the son of John and Antoinette Palladino Viola. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas University (now the University of Scranton) and his master’s in education from Bucknell University.  He also attended graduate school at Fordham University where he, at the time, helped to establish a guidance counselor curriculum for the university. After a 40 plus year career in the Dunmore School District as a teacher and administrator he retired in 1976 as the director of guidance for Dunmore Public Schools.

 He served our country honorably during World War II and attained the rank of Captain in the Army. As a Lieutenant, he commanded Anti Aircraft Unit No. 1174 in the Battle of St. Lo during the Normandy Invasion and then later on throughout France and Central Europe. He is mentioned in Sgt. Leroy Durkin’s book about Army life in Europe during World War II, “If This is the Cavalry, Where are all the Horses?”  as the author's "mentor" and "just about everyone's favorite officer". An avid golfer and long time member of the YMCA, Lou enjoyed his daily walks and a good game of "cut throat" on the racquetball court well into his 80s with long time friends Bob "Doc" Doughtery and Cosmo Lalli. During the winter months he would enjoy a trip to spring training and visit with old pals including the late Nestor Chylak and his umpire crew.

Lou was a communicant of St. Casmir’s Roman Catholic Church and after moving to Newark, N.Y. in 2002, he joined St. Michael's Church. While living in Dunmore, He was a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In 2001, the Newark Rotary honored Lou with a Paul Harris Fellow.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, the former Geraldine (Gerry) Owen of West Point, Va. and daughter, Virginia; his sisters Adelyn Sandone and Jen Figliomeni and brothers Frank, Eugene and Peter Viola. Lou is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Gregory (Barbara) of Newark and John (Rhonda) of Frederick, Md.; four grandchildren, Lt. Cmdr. Gregory (Stephanie) Viola, Gina (Greg) Albright, Nicholas and Jared Viola, two great grandchildren, Evan and Emma Albright; a sister Anne Bennie of Baltimore, Md. and several nieces, nephews and godchildren.

The family is grateful for the kindness and loving care given Lou by Kelly, Dani, Cindy, Calvin, Sandy and all the loving and caring staff at DeMay Living Center.
Remembrances may be sent to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com