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  • Wayne Post obituaries for week ending Jan. 11, 2013

  • Wayne Post obituaries for week ending Jan. 11, 2013: Burritt, Janet Rose; Canne, Edith M.; Celso, Florence L.; Cook, Mildred B.; Coughlin, Jeanette G.; Culver, Marilyn A.; DeLeo, Henry J.; Farnsworth, Miriam Elizabeth; Fisher, Donna; LeRoy, Franzle ‘Fraz’; Lyke, Mary Jean; Matthes, Helen Wilt; Meyvis, Bradley S...
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  • Burritt, Janet Rose
    NEWARK — Janet Rose Burritt, 80, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
    At her request there will be no calling hours or memorial service.
    She was born Jan. 10, 1932, the daughter of the late Michael and Nellie Gaylord Strong. Janet was a lifelong resident of Newark and a graduate of Newark High School, the Class of 1950. Janet was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She had been a keypunch operator at the Commercial Building in Newark, and a long time aide at Lincoln School.
    Mrs. Burritt is survived by her husband of 61 years, William; a son, Keith M. of Newark; a grandson, Myke (Kate) Steighler of Arizona; a granddaughter, Jennifer Burgess of Washington D.C.; great-granddaughter, Alysa House; her daughter, Juleanna; great-grandsons, Darius Steighler and Joey Warner their mother, Heather Abbott; a son-in-law, Arcadio Fequeroa; her brother, Michale (Beatrice) Strong of Pa.; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews; her lifelong friends June, Shirley, Fran, Ethel, Helen and Dorothy O.
    Remembrances may be made to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
    Canne, Edith M.
    NEWARK — Edith Murray Herman Canne, the sweetest, most loving, caring woman passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at the Wayne County Nursing Home.
    A celebration of her life for friends and family will be announced in the spring of 2013. To honor Edith, reach out and touch someone with kindness and love.
    Mrs. Canne was born on Sept. 30, 1923, in Newark, daughter of the late Harry and Edith Brown Murray. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church and a 1941 graduate of Newark High School. During her working years, Edith had been a waitress, clerk in grocery store and a seamstress. She will be remembered for her love of family, friends, cooking, baking, sewing and volunteering. Her wit and sense of humor was a gift. We have all been enriched and we are better people for having had Edith in our lives.
    She was predeceased by her first husband, Earl “Butch” Herman, in 1979; her second husband, Raymond Canne, in 2011; her son, E. David Herman, in 2011; her daughter, Susan Lee-Weichbrodt, in 2012; siblings, Skip, Bob and Marian Murray, Alice Hughes, Gertrude Smallridge, Nina Van Vinkle, Doris Simonse and Barbara Garvey; and twin great-grandson, Daren and Noah. Edith is survived by grandchildren, Gina Lee, Aaron Lee, Melissa Herman, John and Timothy Herman, Kathy DeJohn, Michele (“Mike” Joey) Alvarado; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Michele Herman; and a son-in-law, Robert Weichbrodt; siblings, Elizabeth (Vernon) Smallidge, Eugene (Linda) Murray, Douglas Murray; many nieces and nephews.
    A special thank you for all who took time to enjoy Edith while at the Newark-Manor and Wayne County Nursing Homes; the staff for their devotion, special friend, Midge De Marco; grandchildren Gina, Kathy, Michele and Melissa, who was her special spokesperson. Her words of wisdom and love we will carry in our hearts.
    Page 2 of 9 - Remembrances may be sent to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
    Celso, Florence L.
    NEWARK — Florence L. Celso, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the DeMay Living Center.
    Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.
    Mrs. Celso was born March 22, 1930 in Newark, the daughter of the late Jerome and Bertha Hurley Lamote. At the age of 16, she graduated from Newark High School in the Class of 1946. Florence was a life time communicant of St. Michael’s Church. After high school, Florence started a career with the New York Telephone Company as an operator working her way up a supervisor. After her retirement from NY Telephone, she was hired by Ontario Telephone Company, as a sales representative. Florence retired in 1999, after working in the telephone business for 53 years. She was a member of the New York Telephone Pioneers. Florence enjoyed cooking, loved her dogs and dancing.
    She is survived by her sons, Mark (Gladys) Celso of Newark and Jack (Jan) Briggs of Winchester, England; two granddaughters, Phyllis Dingee and Rhonda Hutching; a great-grandson, Michael Hutching; a sister, Shirley Briggs of Seattle, Wash. Florence was predecease by her husband, Thomas R., on Dec. 22, 1989.
    Remembrances may be made to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
    Cook, Mildred B.
    LYONS — Mildred B. Cook, 79, formerly of Layton Street, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Clifton Springs Hospital.
    Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home, 77 William St., Lyons with The Rev. Arthur Sziemeister. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
    Memorials in her name should be directed to the American Heart Association.
    Mildred was born in Lyons, Feb. 7, 1933, daughter of Ralph and Laura Witt Knittel. Millie worked at Sarah Coventry for 28 years and 8 years for the Wayne County Nursing Home as an aid. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She had lived at Ashton Place, Clifton Springs.
    Survived by her brother, David Knittel of Snow Camp, N.C.; two nieces, Laura and Laurie; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
    She was predeceased by husband, William in March 2010.
    Coughlin, Jeanette G.
    NEWARK — Jeanette G. Coughlin passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Rochester General Hospital.
    At the request of Jeanette, all funeral services will be private.
    Jeanette is survived by five children, Allan (Arden) Coughlin of Churchville, Mary Ellen (Tim) Brown of Newark, John W. Coughlin of Rochester, Steven Coughlin of Rochester and Tim (Donna) Coughlin of Hamlin; five grandchildren, Caitlin Brown, Christopher, Joshua, Tyler, Zachery Coughlin. She was predeceased by her husband, John “Jack” Coughlin, in 1975; and two brothers; and two sisters.
    Culver, Marilyn A.
    Page 3 of 9 - PALMYRA — Culver, Marilyn A., died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the age of 73.
    Family and friends were invited to call from 7to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra, where a funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery.
    In lieu of lowers, please consider memorials to a charity of your choice.
    Marilyn was born on June, 7, 1939 in Newark, the daughter of Alvin and E. Lucille Frine Clark. She was married to Richard L. Culver on April 26, 1958 in Palmyra. Marilyn was a retiree of Garlock and had also worked for Country Rode Motorwerks in Fairport. She was a former member of the Palmyra Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
    Marilyn is predeceased by her husband, Richard; and brothers, John “Phil” and George VanOrman. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Perrotte; sons, Michael and Stuart Culver; sister, Cynthia Herbst; grandchildren, Meaghan and Taylor Culver and Spencer Perrotte; brother-in-law, Robert (Jane) Culver; sister-in-law, Shirley VanOrman; and several nieces and nephews.
    Online condolences may be made at www.rlyostfuneralhome.com.
    DeLeo, Henry J.
    CLYDE — Henry J. DeLeo, 91, of W. Genesee Street, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Newark-Wayne Hospital.
    Private services will be held at Pusateri-Canolesio Funeral Home, 68 Sodus Ct., Clyde. Burial in Rose Cemetery.
    Memorials to Clyde Ambulance, Ford St., Clyde.
    Henry was born in Clyde, March 19, 1921, son of Frank and Catherine Santoli DeLeo. Henry worked from 1948 to 1981 at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua as a heavy equipment operator and grounds maintenance. Henry served in European African War Conflict and 8th Air Force. He was stationed in England from 1942 to 1946. He was an active member of Savannah Cellars Savers, where he drove the bus. He was a member of Clyde VFW Bud Hinman Post.
    Survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth Barnes DeLeo; daughters, Sheila (Robert) Hemenway of Newark, Nila (Lew) Ellwanger of Rose; son, Michael of Clyde; brother, Frank of Clyde; granddaughters, Amy (Kevin) Lewandowski, Jennifer Hemenway; nieces and nephews.
    Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Catherine; several brothers and sisters; daughter, Kathy Jo DeLeo; first wife, Betty Jean DeLeo.
    Farnsworth, Miriam Elizabeth
    PORT GIBSON — Miriam Elizabeth Farnsworth, age 90, formerly of Ovid and Port Gibson, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
    The family were present to receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Covert Funeral Home, 7199 S. Main St., Ovid. A funeral service immediately followed, at the funeral home at 3 p.m., officiated by Rev. Diane Walker of the Ovid Federated Church. Prayers of committal will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. in East Newark Cemetery. The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Miriam’s name to kindly consider the Ovid Federated Church, PO Box 340, Ovid, NY 14521 or the Friends of the Three Bears, PO Box 75, Ovid, NY 14521.
    Page 4 of 9 - Miriam was born in Lewisburg, Pa. on Sept. 26, 1922, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Wise) Nogle. Miriam worked as a shipping clerk at Sarah Coventry until her retirement in 1984. Over the years, Miriam and her husband, Wesley, owned several cottages located on various lakes throughout the Northeast and Canada. While spending time at the cottages, Miriam could always be found fishing with her family. She also enjoyed spending time gardening in her flower beds, putting together numerous yard sales over the years, and going out yard-saleing herself.
    Miriam is survived by her son, Daniel (Theresa) Farnsworth of Pine City; one grandson, Alan (Lindsay) Farnsworth; one great-grandson, Owen Farnsworth; her siblings, Blanche Tillinghast, Anna Snyder, Jane Sees, Louise VanVleet, Joe, George, and Charlie Nogle; and very large extended family. In addition to her parents, Miriam was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Farnsworth in 1995; and her siblings, John, Dorothy, Donald, June, and Ralph.
    Visit www.covertfuneralhome.com.
    Fisher, Donna
    NEWARK/SODUS — Donna Fisher, 48, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Lou Center for Caring in Rochester.
    Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 54 West Main St., Sodus. Burial will be in Sodus Rural Cemetery.
    Donna was born in Newark on July 22, 1964, the daughter of the late Donald and Lois Wren Fisher. She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Donna graduated from Newark High School. For the past 28 years, she had been employed at IEC Electronics.
    Donna is survived by her son, Derek Creason of Sodus; her partner, Wayne Adams of Sodus; two brothers, Douglas D. Fisher of Flat Rock, N.C. and Dwayne (Jacqueline) of Brazil, Ind.
    Remembrances may be made to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
    LeRoy, Franzle ‘Fraz’
    PORT GIBSON — Franzle “Fraz” LeRoy, 94, entered eternity on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Clifton Springs Hospital.
    Family and friends called Thursday, Jan. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St., Newark. A prayer service by the Port Gibson Fire Department was held at 7 p.m. A funeral service was Friday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial followed in Port Gibson Cemetery.
    In memory of Mr. LeRoy please consider donations to Port Gibson Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Port Gibson Methodist Church.
    Mr. LeRoy was born the son of the late Rodney and Mabel (Cooper) LeRoy on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1918 in Manchester. After graduating from high school Mr. LeRoy held several jobs though out his career. He worked for Eastman Kodak Co. in the tool and die department, for 25 years he served as a police officer for the Clifton Springs Police Department and the Ontario Sheriff Department. He also worked for Garlock Corp. and Standard Rochester Brewing Co. as Branch Manager. He served as Superintendent of the Port Gibson Water District for 55 years. Then retiring as Head Custodian of the Palmyra Central High School.
    Page 5 of 9 - Mr. LeRoy joined the Newark Masonic Lodge No. 83 in 1951 and served as Master in 1964. He was also a and the last, charter member of the Port Gibson Volunteer Fire Department where he served as the first treasurer for the department. He had also been a member of the American Legion Drum & Bugle Corp from 1945 to 1955. Mr. LeRoy was a life member of the Palmyra Loyal Order of the Moose.
    Mr. LeRoy will be remembered by his children, Stephen LeRoy and wife Beverly of Clifton Springs and daughter Jean Blaisdell and husband Donald of Manchester; loving grandfather of eight grandchildren, Scott DeCook of Port Gibson, Jeff DeCook, Melissa DeCook Spence and Stephen DeCook, all of Clifton Springs, Jolyne Blaisdell Siekierski of Rochester, David LeRoy of North Carolina, John LeRoy of Michigan, Kathleen LeRoy Russo of Florida; and 15 great-grandchildren.
    Mr. LeRoy was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Thelma (O’Tier) LeRoy, on Dec. 30, 2006.
    You may light a candle of memory or condolence by visiting www.watermanfuneralhome.com.
    Lyke, Mary Jean
    NEWARK/CANANDAIGUA — Mary Jean Lyke, (nee Fogarty), a long time resident of Newark, who lived in Tucson and then Canandaigua, completed her life's journey on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl. She leaves behind her three daughters, Cynthia (John), Pamela (Steve), and Margaret (Jay); grandchildren, John, Kaitlin, Tina and Olga; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Friends called on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Paul L. Murphy and Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark, NY 14513. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to your favorite charity.
    Mary Jean also leaves behind many friends from when she lived and worked in Newark including Pam's Place and several local pubs. She will also be missed by her many friends at 80 Parrish St. in Canandaigua. She will be remembered for her warm and caring nature, her strength and determination, her loyalty to the Buffalo Bills and the Yankees, and her hand-made gifts of love.
    Matthes, Helen Wilt
    NEWARK — Helen Jane Wilt Matthes passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
    She had been a resident of Durham, N.C. since 1998, when she and her husband, Herland Matthes, relocated from Newark, to be near their children and grandchildren.
    Helen was born in Mud Mills on July 16, 1919. She graduated from Newark High School in 1937, and married Herley on June 28, 1938. They owned and operated Graham Florist and Greenhouses for many years. In addition, Helen was the secretary to the principal at Newark High School for 25 years, until her retirement in 1978. She was a life-long member of Park Presbyterian Church, and a past matron of the Eastern Star.
    Page 6 of 9 - She is survived by her son, Bill (Laurel); and granddaughter, Andrea Matthes (David Bethea); grandsons, Ryan (Corinne) Matthes and Trevor (Melissa) Matthes. In addition, she leaves behind four adored great-grandchildren, Jared and Zachary Halverson, William Joseph (Liam) Matthes, and Kenzie Ann Matthes. She will be missed by her brother, Fred Witt, and his children, Jim Witt, Kathy Latona and Cindy Hartman; and nieces, Sue McWharf, Judy (Rick) Morey and Becky Shipley.
    Mrs. Matthes spent countless hours knitting hats and mittens for the children staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. Over the years, she donated more than 800 caps and pairs of mittens for critically ill children living there while undergoing treatment at Duke University Hospital.
    If you wish to honor her with a memorial gift, it would be especially meaningful for her if you would consider contributing to the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, 506 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC 27705.
    There was a memorial service at Park Presbyterian Church in Newark on Monday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception in the church hall, during which her friends and family can share memories and celebrate her long life.
    Meyvis, Bradley Scott ‘Brad’
    WALWORTH — Died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at age 19.
    Predeceased by grandmother, Ruth Ivory. Survived by parents, Arnold “AJ” Meyvis and Stacy Meyvis-Fortune; brothers, Joseph and Brody Meyvis; sister, Nicole Meyvis; grandparents, Joe and Beatrice Meyvis, and Sidney Ivory and Orrin Sampson; many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
    Family and friends were invited to call Sunday, Dec. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 5823 Walworth Road, Ontario, where his Funeral Mass was held on Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. Burial Calvary Cemetery.
    Those wishing to leave a message for the family may do so by clicking on to www.legacy.com.
    Muoio, Frank
    NEWARK — Frank Muoio, 84, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
    Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Michael’s Church 401 South Main Street, Newark. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.
    Mr. Muoio was born in Cerisano, Italy on Sept. 9, 1928, the son of late Luigi and Theresa Basile Muoio. He came to the United States at age 7 and moved to Newark a couple of years later, graduating from Newark High School in 1947. Frank continued his education at the Rochester Business Institute and received a degree in accounting in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and had been stationed in Germany. He and his cousin, Joe Santoro, built and operated the Midway Motor Court on Route 31 East. From 1962 until his retirement in 1991, he worked in sales and service for John Bilotta Enterprises. Frank was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church, a member of the August Mauer Post American Legion, and a member of the Newark Elks Lodge.
    Page 7 of 9 - Frank is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Rose Muoio, in 1979; and his twin brother, Antonio Muoio, in 1998
    Memorials, in his name, may be made to St. Michael’s Church, 401 S. Main St., Newark, NY 14513.
    Remembrances may be made to www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
    Pensgen, Betty ‘Michielson’
    WEBSTER — Died peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at the age of 85.
    Predeceased by her parents, Cora and Edward Michielson; husband, Claude H. Pensgen; and sister, Lorraine Schimerhorn. Survived by her children, Jonathan (Brenda), Greig (Karen), Yvonne (Tom Leach), Jeannine (Jim) Pray, Sonya (Paul) Piotrowski; 13 grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Donald Schimerhorn, Wallace and Russell Pensgen; many nieces and nephews.
    Betty was an elementary school teacher for over 25 years at Wayne Central School District. She was a life-long member of the Union Hill United Methodist Church where she was organist and choir director for over 60 years.
    Friends called on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario. A celebration of Betty's life was offered on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Union Hill United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Union Hill followed by interment at Furnaceville Cemetery.
    Memorials in memory of Betty may be directed to the church at PO Box 93, Union Hill, NY 14563, or the Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623.
    Those wishing to leave a message for the family, may do so by clicking on to www.legacy.com between now and Feb. 1, 2013.
    Pullen, James E.
    LYONS - James E. Pullen, 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Geneva General Hospital.
    Friends called Friday, Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home, 77 William St., Lyons, where services were held Friday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. with Elder Ed Marriott. Burial in South Lyons Cemetery at convenience of the family.
    Memorials may be directed to the family.
    Jim was born in Lyons, Sept. 20, 1964, son of James and Elizabeth Marriott Pullen. He was a truck driver and had a great love for Dale Earnhardt Sr. and was a fan of his.
    Survived by his daughter, Summer Rose Pullen of Gowanda; two grandchildren, Hayden and Draycelyn; his father, James (Marge) Pullen of Lyons; sister, Jeana (Kirk) Elleman of Lyons; brother, William Pullen of Wolcott; long time companion, Carla Lay; stepgrandfather, Milford (Rob) Robinson of Lyons; his special companion, Lucy; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
    Special thank you to Strong Memorial Hospital and Geneva General Hospital, for the love and care shown to Jim, his family and all that showed so much concern right till the end.
    Page 8 of 9 - Thompson, Robert Louis “Bob”
    SALAMANCA, N.Y. — 1939-2013, Surrounded by his loving wife and children, Bob peacefully passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the age of 73 due to cancer.
    Predeceased by his father, Elmer; mother, Mildred; and brothers, Wesley (Thelma) and Roy (Louise); and a son, Patrick. Originally from Palmyra, he is survived by Mary (Davis), his wife. He is also survived by his six children, Gregory Galvin, Colleen (Troy Dupuis), Thomas Thompson (Maureen Lathan), David Thompson, Nicole Thompson (Andrea Tillinghast), and James Thompson (Christina Ostberg); and two stepdaughters, Jennifer Amirante (Phil Habib) and Corrine Amirante (Josh Fannon); nine grandchildren, Asher Thompson, Thomas Johnson, Cooper Thompson, Molly Thompson, Tyce Thompson, Wyatt Thompson, Lucy Thompson, Troy Habib and Nathan Habib.
    Bob was a member of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked for several years as a Draftsman for Xerox Corporation and eventually opened his own Design and Drafting business. Bob served his community by working as the Director of Projects for the Seneca Nation Housing Authority, Tax Assessor for the Town of Salamanca and then at Allegany State Park and the US Census Bureau. His strong work ethic and love of the great outdoors and active life made an impression on all of those he met. For more information about Bob, visit www.orourke-orourke.com.
    A celebration of Bob's life will be offered on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the United Congregational Methodist Church, 134 Broad St., Salamanca.
    In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to support New York State Parks: National Heritage Trust, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 1, Albany NY 12238.
    Townsend, Joan A.
    SAVANNAH — Mrs. Joan A. Townsend, 76, of Savannah, peacefully went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the De May Living Center in Newark surrounded by her loving family.
    Family and friends were invited to call on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 954 Sohn-Aloway Road, Lyons. Funeral services followed at 10 a.m., Bishop Gary Wildey officiating, luncheon followed. Afterwards burial took place at the Butler-Savannah Cemetery at 2 p.m.
    Mrs. Townsend was born on June 6, 1936 in Clyde, to the late Carlton and Esther Shufelt-Hine. She was married to Mr. Wayne E. Townsend on May 17, 1953. Mr. Townsend predeceased her on Oct. 1, 2009. Joan was an active member in her church and served in the relief society and music ministry within the church. Throughout her life she had many accomplishments as a very gifted artist and vocalist. She was an active runner, loved gardening, was a girl-scout leader and enjoyed camping with her children. As a mother and wife she devoted her life through her unconditional love in meeting the needs of her family and left them with many years of very cherished memories.
    Page 9 of 9 - Joan is survived by her four children, Lou-Ann (David) Rowley of Wellsville, N.Y.; Kim (Ken) Wescott of Savannah; Gina (Andrew) Snook of Spencerport; Daniel (Shari) Townsend of Auburn; her sister, Alice Foreman of Seneca Falls; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was the proud grandmother to nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    The world is now a lesser place without her loving spirit in it and she will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
    At Joan's request, her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baris Funeral Home of Clyde.
    Memorial contributions can be made to the DeMay Living Center, 100 Sunset Drive, Newark, NY, 14513, or the Central New York Rescue Mission, Dept. IN99, P.O. Box 11122, Syracuse, NY, 13218-9903 would be greatly appreciated.

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