Obituaries for the Wayne Post for week ending March 25, 2011 are: BRUMM, JANE B. (KNOX); ENGLISH, MATTHEW W.; FURMAN, ROBERT R.; LESTER, JERRY R.; MUTO, ROBERT A.; and OSTERLING-VanGEYTEN, SHIRLEY A.
BRUMM, JANE B. (KNOX)
LYONS — Died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Maryland at the age of 87.
Friends called from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 21 at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home at 77 William St. in Lyons. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at the funeral home with the Rev. Arthur Sziemeister. Burial will be in East Newark Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church.
Jane was born on May 22, 1923 in Lyons, daughter of Roy and Clara Bramer Knox. She was a resident of Lyons and Newark before moving to Maryland with her daughter. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lyons.
Jane is survived by her daughter, Linda (David) Hutchinson of Bowie, Md.; and three grandchildren, Glenn, Brett and Meredith.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, in 1982.
ENGLISH, MATTHEW W.
PALMYRA — Died suddenly on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the age of 23.
Matt is survived by his mother, Mary English (Jason); father, William English; children, Jazmine, Lily and Owen; sister, Stacy English; maternal grandparents, Carol and Joe Juhasz and Bob Surline; paternal grandmother, Marylou English; aunts and uncles, Bob (Cindy) Surline, Wendy Surline, Joe (Pam) Juhasz, Susan (Doug) English Fagner and Marylou Greenhagen; several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, William English; and uncle, Carl Park.
Matt was a member of the Palmyra-Macedon High School Class of 2007 and had been employed by AdNet Communications in Canandaigua. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc. at 123 W. Main St. in Palmyra. A graveside service will follow at Palmyra Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Matt may be directed to the Monroe County Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450.
FURMAN, ROBERT R.
CLYDE — Died Monday, March 14, 2011 at Newark Wayne Community Hospital following a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 52.
Family and friends called on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Baris Funeral Home at 87 W. Genesee St. in Clyde. Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions to the Clyde Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 245, Clyde, NY 14433 would be appreciated.
Mr. Furman was born in Lyons on Sept. 20, 1958, the son of Lester and Nancy Greule Furman. He had been a resident of Clyde most of his life. Prior to his illness, Robert had been employed by Riccelli Trucking Company. He was a member of the Clyde United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his two daughters, Danielle and Bobbi Furman of Cortland; his mother, Nancy E. Greule Furman of Clyde; his sister, Debora Thoms of Newark; his brothers, Ronald (Rhonda) Furman of Clyde and David (Charlotte) Furman of Clyde; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, Lester “Bump” Furman, who died on Feb. 5, 2004.
For online condolences, visit www.barisfuneralhome.com.
LESTER, JERRY R.
TAMARAC, Fla./FORMERLY OF PALMYRA — Died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the age of 64, after a brief illness.
Predeceased by parents, Francis and Frances Lester.
Survived by sister, Susan (Bradley) Jacobs; lifelong friend, Dean Orlando; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, great-nephews and great-niece.
Jerry was a 1964 graduate of Palmyra-Macedon High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University, and a master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, and was a Vietnam veteran.
Private arrangements by the family.
MUTO, ROBERT A.
LYONS — Formerly of Montezuma Street, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Wayne County Nursing Home at the age of 84.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home at 77 William St. in Lyons. Burial will be in South Lyons Cemetery with Military Rites accorded at the grave.
Memorials may be directed to the Wayne County Nursing Home or St. Michael’s Church in Lyons.
Bob was born on July 23, 1926 in Lyons, the son of Anthony and Rose Sapp Muto. He worked for the carpenters union for 34 years and was a deputy sheriff for Wayne County for seven years. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II in the 5th Marine Division. He loved to hunt, fish and trap. He was a member of the American Legion of Lyons and St. Michael’s Church in Lyons.
Bob is survived by his brother, Dominic, and sister, Marie Ann Muto Malek, both of Lyons; nieces, Andrea Dodson and Joanne Leoni; nephews, Thomas and Paul Muto; great-nieces and nephews; also by his Marine buddies, Lon Murgaw and Danny DeJohn.
He was predeceased by his sister, Rose Marie Muto, in 2000.
OSTERLING-VanGEYTEN, SHIRLEY A.
NEWARK — Passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Clifton Springs Hospital at the age of 83.
Fulfilling Shirley’s wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends may attend a memorial service at Park Presbyterian Church in Newark on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m.
In memory of Shirley, please consider donations to Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
Shirley was born in Auburn on April 9, 1927 to the late Wilbur Wignall and Erma (Knickerbocker) Cristy. She graduated in 1945 from Brighton High School and attended the Rochester School of Business. She retired from the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in 1987. Shirley enjoyed golf, traveling, spending time with her friends and most of all, her loving family.
Shirley will be remembered by her children, William F. Osterling, Peter E. (Diane) Osterling, Jean M. Osterling, Terri S. (Lawrence) Mykins, Lynn D. (Donald) Johnson, Dawn E. (Doug) Tucker; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas B. Wignall; several nieces and nephews.
Shirley was predeceased by her first husband, Frederick P. Osterling, in 1987; daughter, Patricia Colacino, in 2007; and her second husband, John VanGeyten, in 2010.
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