Wayne Post obituaries, Aug. 25-31
Cuyler, Barbara B.
NEWARK — Barbara B. Cuyler, 96, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at the Aaron Nursing Home in Penfield.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home at 127 E. Miller St. in Newark, with the Rev. Dan Pope officiating. Burial in East Newark Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Rochester, New York 14624.
Mrs. Cuyler was born on April 18, 1915 in Newark, the daughter of Edward and Inez Beach. A graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School in Boston, she worked for several years as a secretary at the Newark Development Center. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newark. Barbara had been a member of the Newark Country Club and was an avid bridge player. She grew up in Lyons, lived many years in Newark and before going to Penfield had lived at Ashton Place in Clifton Springs.
Barbara is survived by two nieces Nancy Cuyler of Fla. and Susan Swain of Kansas and long time family friends David DiRaddo and Marquita Peterson of Macedon. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell in 2009 and a son David in 1967.
Remembrance may be made to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com
Canfield, Larry K. “Skip”
ONTARIO — Passed away peacefully on Aug. 20, 2011 at age 69, surrounded by his family.
Predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Claude Hyatt. Survived by his wife of 31 years Ellie; children, Holly Henry, Kerry (Matt) Maier, Kelly Windsor-Knott, Chuck (Adarkus), Deborah VanderKamp, Doug (Deb) and Michael VanderKamp, Lorraine Joy; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Larry was the owner of the Furniture Clinic. Past Master of Masonic Lodge Erac and a member of the Wayne Lodge. Past Potentate of the Demascus Shrine, Purple Club, Scottish Right & held several grand offices.
All are invited to call Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home at 1961 Ridge Road in Ontario, where a Masonic Service was held at 7:30 p.m. His Memorial Service was held Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m.. at North Ontario United Methodist Church. Interment private. Donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the Pines of Peace in his memory.
Kusse, Devin Donald “The Koose”
WALWORTH — Died suddenly on Aug. 22, 2011 at age 27.
Survived by his loving wife of five years, Emily; beautiful son Isaiah; parents, Maureen and Joe Stuhler; sister Renee Kusse; brothers, Derek and Joel Stuhler; maternal grandmother Gladys Stein; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. All were invited to call on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home at 1961 Ridge Road in Ontario. His Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29 at The Living Word Assembly of God Church in Ontario, followed by his Committal Service at Irondequoit Cemetery.
Page 2 of 4 - A fund has been set up in memory of Devin for his son, Isaiah. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to 3272 Springbeauty Crescent, Walworth, NY 14568 in care of Emily Kusse.
Martin, Joyce E.
NEWARK — Joyce Elaine Martin, 77 died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Family and friends called Thursday, Aug. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc. at 124 W. Miller St. in Newark. A funeral service followed calling at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.
In memory of Joyce please consider donations to a charity of ones choice.
Joyce was born Aug. 25, 1933 in Cohocton. She enjoyed many things including music, shopping, jewelry, dancing and bowling. Joyce also had a special love for horses. She loved to visit with people and always had a smile that made people feel welcome. Every now and then you could see a twinkle in her eye and a wink that showed her love for you.
Joyce will be remembered by her sister Mary Jean, several nieces and nephews; friends and staff of the Finger lakes DDSO and 107 Cobblestone Terrace.
Joyce was predeceased by her mother Ethel Hagadorn and sister Doris Chadcoick.
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Pangburn, Thelma M.
CLYDE — Died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the age of 85 at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital after a brave battle with a brief illness.
Thelma was born in Jamesville, N.Y. on Aug. 24, 1924, the daughter of Harold and Genevieve (Kopp) Downing.
She was proud that her Downing ancestors had been traced back to England even
prior to the settling of the American colonies. One of those ancestors had come
to Massachusetts and fought for freedom in the revolution and with that heritage
Thelma had been an active member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution.
Thelma went to Cortland State College to fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a
teacher. With degree in hand, she traveled the country for a month with a
beloved aunt and uncle before starting a career in the Clyde-Savannah School
District. She later met and married Norman Pangburn and settled in Clyde,
joining many other members of the Pangburn family on what was known at the time as “Pangburn Hill”.
Thelma and Norman welcomed two sons Kyle and Kevin. Thelma continued teaching second grade for most of her 30 year career, retiring in 1984 to take care of her ailing husband Norman. Thelma enjoyed traveling when she could and had a delightful sense of humor right up to the very end. She was warm, friendly, fun loving, determined, charitable and generous with unconditional love for her sons. She is survived by her sons Kyle (Rose) of Clyde and Kevin (Sandy) of Latham N.Y., two adoring grandchildren Liana and Paul of Latham, a sister Virginia Hurley of Texas, a brother-in-law Don Dumont of Florida, many nieces and nephews in Clyde, Florida and Texas, and a wide extended family who also loved her including Cindy Pangburn of Lyons, Thelma’s former daughter-in-law who became like a daughter to her. Thelma is predeceased by her parents, husband Norman, and sister Freida Dumont.
Page 3 of 4 - A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in
Lafayette, N.Y. Those wishing to remember Thelma are invited to make a donation to a fund to be established in her name to provide a scholarship to a graduating Clyde-Savannah High School student to help them fulfill their dreams of going to college to become an elementary school teacher as Thelma did. Donations can be made to the Clyde-Savannah School District, 215 Glasgow St., Clyde, NY 14433 to the attention of the Thelma M. Pangburn Memorial Scholarship.
Arrangements by Pusateri-Canolesio Funeral Home, Clyde. See www.Pusaterifunerals.com.
Parsons, Lois Helene (Hall)
PALMYRA — Died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Aug. 23, 2011 at the age of 78.
Survived by her husband of 57 years, John “Bill”; four children, Craig (Nancy Coluzzi), Scott (Sara) and Kirk (Christine) Parsons, Jennifer (Ken) Romano; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Lewis (Charlene) Hall, Lucius (Barb) Hall; nieces, nephews and friends.
No prior calling. Her Memorial Service was held Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Western Presbyterian Church in Palmyra. Interment private. Donations may be made to the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432 in her memory. Arrangements by McGUIRE/HARGRAVE & MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.
Stewart, Betty L.
DELMAR, N.Y. formerly of Newark — Betty L. Stewart entered into eternal life on Aug. 15, 2011. She was 94 years old.
Betty was born in Newark, on Nov. 15, 1916. She spent much of her life in Newark, but moved to Delmar in 1989 to be nearer her family.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Nellie Lester, and her husband, John. She is survived by her devoted son John (Pamela) of Delmar, two loving grandsons, Thomas of Charlotte, N.C. and Christopher of Delmar, her brother-in-law William Stewart (Eleanor) of Sarasota, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Betty lived a long, accomplished and fulfilling life. After receiving her educators degree from SUNY Brockport, she taught elementary school for many years, first in Warsaw, N.Y. and later in Newark. Betty attended Columbia University, where she obtained a masters degree and completed coursework toward a PhD. She was also an associate professor in the education department at SUNY Geneseo for several years. Betty retired from teaching in 1974, but shortly began a second career as an assistant manager in the business office of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. After more than a decade at the hospital, Betty retired and relocated to Delmar.
Betty’s spiritual life was very important to her. She was an active member first of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newark and later at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Delmar, serving on the Altar Guild.
Betty was an avid reader, enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and was an accomplished bridge player. She was a member of the Bethlehem Seniors organization and the Delmar Progress Club.
Page 4 of 4 - The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the palliative care nursing staff at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, particularly Colleen, Diane, Nan, and Veronica for both their exemplary care of Betty, and their kindness, compassion, and support to her family during Betty’s final days.
A celebration of Betty’s life was held on Friday, Aug. 19 at the Applebee Funeral Home at 403 Kenwood Ave. in Delmar.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Food Pantries for the Capital District, 32 Essex Street, Albany, NY, 12206 in Betty’s memory.
White, Genevieve, M.
WILLIAMSON — Passed away on Aug. 29, 2011.
Predeceased by husband William and survived by daughter Kathleen White-Haak (Robert Haak Sr.). There will be no calling hours and internment will be at the convenience of the family.