Death Notices for the week of
February 19, 2006
Henion, Wallace F., MD, Age 76 died February 7, 2006. Dr. Henion was a life-long pediatrician serving children in the local community. He is survived by his brothers, John, Bruce and Richard; his sons, Douglas, Scott and Paul; and his daughters, Glendi and Kara.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity/non-profit of one's choice in his memory.
Bebee, Kimberly, Died suddenly in a car accident on February 3, 2006. Survived by boyfriend Gordon Specht; mother; son; daughter, Cookie; and brother.
A Memorial Service was held February 12 at Stooges Restaurant, Irondequoit.
Lester, Maria C., February 13, 2006, age 51. Survived by her parents, Henry and Olga Estella Laparra; children, Charles P. Lester, Jessica M. Lester, Ana Cristina Lester; brother, Henry (Sue) Laparra; sisters, Olga (Mark) Bennett, Ana (Tim) Callahan; nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was said February 17 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hamlin. Donations can be made to Migrant Ministries or Make-A-Wish Foundation in her memory.
Charneski, Brett A., February 10, 2006, age 17. Predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Elaine. Survived by his parents, Dave and Marilyn Charneski; brother, Jeffrey; aunts and uncles, Catherine (Cornell) Osier, Roland (Tina) Rowling, Dale Charneski; paternal grandfather, Mitchell Charneski; many cousins and friends.
Funeral Services were held February 13 at Lakeshore Community Church, Latta Road. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Salvation Army in his memory.
Stevens, Norbert B. "Norie," February 8, 2006. Sadly leaves his daughter Norene (Gerald) Birge; son, Michael Stevens; four beloved grandchildren, Michael, Nicole, Gabrielle and Katharine; longtime caregiver Gail Porter; sister Carmel (Anthony) Natale; brothers Jack (Lillian) Stevens and Lawrence Stevens of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt, uncle and many dear friends. Norie was president of IUE Local 509 Delco for 31 years. He was the longest standing union President in General Motors history. Norie was a WWII Veteran of the Merchant Marines and the US Navy.
A Funeral Mass was said February 13 at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 1132, Fairfax, Virginia 22038-1132 in his memory.
Tilebein, Harry "Jack," February 14, 2006, age 80. Survived by his beloved wife, Kay; loving children, Tom (Mary) Tilebein, Ellen Bleier, Jerry (Cathy) Tilebein; lov-ing grandchildren, Brittany and Ashley Bleier, Ryan, Tyler and Ethan Tilebein; brother, Lewis (Marion); nieces and nephews. He was a life member of the Red Creek American Legion, VFW of Ft. Myers, Florida and a 32-year member of the Wolcott Elks Club.
Funeral Services were held February 17 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton. Donations can be made to Red Creek Fire Department, Main Street, Red Creek, NY 13143 in his memory.
Topping, Petra H., February 10, 2006, age 54. Survived by her husband, Bill; mother, Eleanor Hanscomb; brothers, Ballard "Rocky" Hanscomb, John "Ward" (Kim) Hanscomb; many nieces, nephews and friends. Petra was a longtime attorney in Greece.
Funeral Services were held February 15 at St. George's Episcopal Church. Interment Cold Springs Presbyterian Cemetery, Cape May, New Jersey. Contributions can be made to St. George's Episcopal Church in her memory.
Conley, Earl D., February 5, 2006 at age of 61. He is survived by his children, Paul (Tricia) Conley and Dawn (John) Heinlein; three grandchildren, Mariessa, Brittany and John. His love extended to his friends he called his "kids", Maggie, Erik and Lizzie; best friends, Rodney and Marie Brown; many dear relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held at the convenience of the family in the chapel at Park Ridge Hospital. Memorial donations can be made to Unity Health Foundation, 1555 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626.
Hirsch, Bryan, February 10, 2006. Survived by his parents, Ken and Ann Hirsch; sister Tarrah Hirsch; grandparents, Janet and Leo Manfredonia and Dorothea Hirsch; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be held in Boston at a later date.
Bernardini, Joseph, February 9, 2006. Survived by his children, June (Angel) Bernard, Joyce (Milt) Henderson, Susan (Ken) Beekman, Lawrence Bernardini, Sandy Perry, Denise (Berry) Grettore; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Val (Larry) Carey, Anna (Joseph) Prizzi, Ben Bernardini, Rosemary Lang; sister-in-law, Joanne Bernardini; loving companion, Angela Gallo; seven step-children; nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was said February 11 at St. Christopher's Church, North Chili. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Holding, John, February 11, 2006 at age 80. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma (Kellman) Holding; his sons, Thomas (Kimberly), William (Lane), Ronald (Cathy) and Brian (Kathleen) Holding; his grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, John and Anna Holding, Catherine, Rachel, Rabecca, Ronald and Amelia Holding, Corine and Michael Holding; his brothers, William S. of Nevada and George (Diane) Holding of Florida; nieces and nephews. He was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company, a Navy veteran of WWII and a member of Ferris Goodridge American Legion Post #330.
Funeral Services were held February 15 at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home Inc., Spencerport. Interment St. John's Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Journey Home Hospice, 944 Long Pond Road, Rochester 14626 in his memory.
Miller, Elsie S., February 10, 2006, at age 90, at home, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband George F. Miller Sr. She is survived by her sister E. Cecelia German; her son George (Judy Briggs); daughter Judy M. O'Brien; six grandchildren, Michelle (David) Cantabene, Mark Miller, Kathleen O'Brien, Margaret (Jeff) Risley, Michael (Diane) O'Brien of Florida and Amy O'Brien; 10 great-grandchildren. Elsie was a mem-ber and friend of many at Salmon Creek Country Club of Spencerport, a past member of the Rochester Curling Club.
A Funeral Mass was said February 13 at St. John's Church, Spencerport. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
Rothenburgh, Margaret F. (VaLone), February 8, 2006 at age 82. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Theodore R. Rothenburgh Sr.; her children Theodore (Jessie) Rothenburgh Jr., Gary (Tory) Rothenburgh, Robert (Margaret) Rothenburgh and Diane (Douglas) Weeks; her sisters, Clara Andrews and Katherine Lucy; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Funeral Services were held February 11 at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home Inc., Spencerport. Interment, Fairfield Cemetery. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association in her memory.
Ziegler, Elsie M. (Chapman), February 11, 2006, at age 100. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur G. Ziegler; her sisters Ruth Sanderson, Helen Campbell, Marjorie Nixon, Florence Murphy, Winifred Cliff and Sally Webster; her brothers, Francis, Dewey, George, John and Donald Chapman. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia A. Diehl, Donna J. McMillan and Marilyn Legg; her son, Robert Ziegler; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grand-children; several nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of Ogden Presbyterian Church.
Funeral Services were held February 14 at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home Inc., Spencerport. Inter-ment, Fairfield Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Memorial Fund of Ogden Presbyterian Church in her memory.