Wayne Post obituaries for week ending June 22, 2012: Case, Josephine C.; Celso, Katherine A.; Cook, Joan; DeWeese, Esther Ferguson Sanders; Hornbeck, Lawrence E.; Williams, James Benjamin “Jim”, Sr.
Case, Josephine C.
NEWARK — Josephine C. Case, 80, died Monday (June 11, 2012) after a long illness.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday (June 16) at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 201 Silver Hill Rd., Newark.
Memorials to the Jehovahs Witnesses, 201 Silver Hill Rd., Newark 14513.
Josephine was born in Newark, March 2, 1932, daughter of Joseph & Rose Coldorado DeFelice. She worked at Seneca Foods for 10 years and at the community center, ARC worship & Key Industries & state school. She was a member of Newark Kingdom Hall, Jehovahs Witnesses.
Survived by two children, Ramona K. (Glenn) Van Walraven of Pocatello, Idaho and Jeffrey L. Case of Newark; her brother, Camille (Mary) DeFelice of Newark; several nieces, nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, John in 1991; grandson, Carl T. Norgaard Jr.; her parents, Joseph & Rose; sisters, Ellen Pantussi and Jennie Ward.
Arr by Schulz-Pusateri Funeral Home, 103 Maple Ct., Newark.
Celso, Katherine A.
Newark — Katherine A. Celso, 84, went to her Lord Jesus early Tuesday (June 12, 2012) morning at her home. Her son, Rev. B Thomas Celso, who single handedly and lovingly cared for her during her eight year long illness, was by her side praying with her.
Friends called from 6-8 P.M. on Thursday (June 14) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. Father B. Thomas celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. on Friday (June 15) at St. Michael‘s Church, South Main Street, Newark. Burial will be in East Newark Cemetery.
Memorials, in her name, may be made to St. Michael’s Church.
Mrs. Celso was born on August 9, 1927, in Newark the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Troche Ross. A 1945 Newark High School graduate, she was a faithful communicant of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church. Katherine was a member of the Rosary Altar Society, Cursillo, Teen Seminar, participant in Family Camp, Reality Group for teens and Religious Ed. She played guitar and sang in the choir at St. Michael’s. She also was a Girl Scout leader, taking troops camping and on an excursion to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City and the Girl Scout Roundup in 1962.
She leaves her family a legacy of love of God and nature as well as a life of hard work, deserving a peaceful rest. Proverbs 31:25-31.
Kathy is survived by her children Michele Celso of Auburn, Rev. B. Thomas Celso of Newark, Daniel (Meg) Celso of Rochester, Timothy (Kathleen) Celso of Jupiter, FL and Mary (Steven) Seely of Stanley; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; her brother Lewis Ross of Newark and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Bernard in 2008; her brothers Robert and Phillip Ross and her sister Mary Jane Scutella..
Remembrances may be made to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com
NEWARK — On Tuesday, June 12, Joan Cook, age 71, passed away, one day after her 52nd wedding anniversary, after a struggle with complications of lung cancer.
She is survived by her loving husband, Richard and her three children, Allen, Jenna and Daniel. She is also survived by her two brothers, James (Linda) and David (Sandra) Bridgeman.
Joan was born Joan Blanch Bridgeman, October 14, 1940, in Sodus, to parents, Winifred and Raymond Bridgeman. When her family had grown, she returned to school to get a degree in accounting and she worked at two area credit unions until her retirement. During retirement, she helped with the publicity for the Phelps Mansion. Joan also enjoyed gardening and keeping the home landscape as nice as possible. She was an active church member teaching Sunday School and being a Sunday School Superintendent. Most of all, she enjoyed helping to feed others. She organized church dinners and was the food pantry director for the Park Terrace Food Pantry. She also volunteered her time serving in the kitchens of other churches, helping to feed the needy.
We would like to especially thank the nursing and aide staff of South Tower 5 at Wilson Memorial Hospital for their compassionate and loving care of Joan during her struggle with her illness.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St., Vestal. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the church from 10 a.m. until service time at 11. Burial took place at Vestal Hills Memorial Park following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a food pantry or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were made by the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home in Vestal, NY.
DeWeese, Esther Ferguson Sanders
Irondequoit/Penfield — Died June 9, 2012 at 99 years of age. Esther had a special gift of caring for others as a wife, mother, neighbor, and nurse. She loved life, always dressed with style, and possessed a quick smile.
She grew up helping in her father's store, Ferguson's Hardware in Charlotte, which included perks like secretly listening to the neighborhood's first radio in the early 1920s. Throughout her life she was active in church and went on to serve as Superintendent of the Lake Avenue Baptist Sunday school, and church librarian. One of her greatest loves was the piano, and she would often be heard playing pieces by Scott Joplin.
Esther was predeceased by her first husband, Neil Sanders, in 1975, with whom she raised three children in Irondequoit. They all survive her, Jack (Barb) Sanders, Pat (Wayne) Hardison, and Judy (Bob) Oaks, as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Esther was also predeceased by her three siblings, Floris (Sue) Ferguson, Ruth (Bob) Ovenburg and Janet (Carl) Matthews. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Jack DeWeese, whom she married in 1985. Her family would like to thank the many special aides and nurses who cared for her during these last few years.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 175 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY on Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association . Arr: Schulz-Pusateri Funeral Home, Newark.
Hornbeck, Lawrence E.
SHORTSVILLE — Lawrence E. Hornbeck, 85, of East Main Street, died Thursday (June 7, 2012) at Clifton Springs.
No prior calling hours; burial is in East Newark Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Larry was born in the town of Arcadia, January 31, 1927, son of Hiram and Margaret Rauch Hornbeck. He has worked as a machinist for Silver Floss Co. and Michigan Fruit in Shortsville.
He is survived by his brother, Robert (Bobby) Hornbeck of Shortsville; and many nieces and nephews.
Williams, James Benjamin 'Jim', Sr.
ONTARIO — Died on June 11, 2012 at age 77.
Survived by his wife of 56 years, Eva; sons, Jim (Teresa) Williams Jr. & Joe (Melanie) Williams; grandchildren, twins, Sereta & Jasmine, Austin, twins, Allison & Tyson Williams; 3 sisters; special nephew Roosevelt Grant; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives & friends.
All were invited to call 9:30-11AM on Saturday, June 16 at the Murphy Funeral Home, 1961 Ridge Rd, Ontario, where his Funeral Service was held 11AM, followed by his burial at the Furnaceville Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to the North Ontario United Methodist Church (Brick Church), 7200 Ontario Center Rd, Ontario, NY 14519. (315) 524-9509.