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January - March 2008

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SunsetBlair, Gary I.
Hilton: Gary I. Blair, 74, March 26, 2008 He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan (Stevenson) Blair, their children, Andrew D.S. (Laurie) Blair, Jodie Kay Blair Ginter, his brother, Robert (Em) Blair, sisters Shirley (Harold) Lemcke, Nancy (Ralph) Ingraham; grandchildren, James Blair, Sara (Erik) Herringshaw, Chandra Blair, great-granddaughter Mina Rose Herringshaw, and his loving Hilton Baptist Church family and friends. He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Kirchgessner and her husband Leon. Gary retired from Eastman Kodak in 1989 where he was a Sr. Project Engineer and he has always been a very active member of HBC and served his church in many various ways.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name, to the Hilton Baptist Church Memorial Fund 50 Lake Avenue, Hilton NY, 14468.


Click here for larger imageLemon, William L.
Hilton: William L. Lemon, 82, went to be with the Lord March 22, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce (Conover) Lemon; their children, Pamela Lemon, Kimberly (Daniel) Koleski; grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Hale, Leslie (Mark) Freywald; great-grand-children, Michael and Helaina Hale, Arizona Bartlett; and sister-in-law, Margaret Lemon. Bill is predeceased by 5 brothers.
     Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, Mar. 26 from 4 -7 PM at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Ave., Hilton. Bill's Funeral Service will be held Thursday, Mar. 27 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hilton Fire Dept., PO Box 186, Hilton 14468 or the Hilton Baptist Church, 50 Lake Ave., Hilton 14468.


Click here for larger imageDuemmel, Kathleen (Kathy) Virginia (Clark) (Nichols) (Ruoff)
Passed away on March 19, 2008 at age 63 Survived by her life partner Ed Ruoff, her brother David Clark, 5 children, Jennifer & Mike Cruppi, Adam & Kate Nichols, Terry & Sonja Nichols, David & Athena Nichols, Jason Nichols, Ed's children, Dawn & John Sywulski, Donna Ruoff. And 12 grandchildren.
     Her life will be celebrated at a mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Saturday, March 29, at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center at 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626. Ref: Thomas E Burger Funeral Home, Inc.


Click here for larger imageSchmidt, Geraldine V. (Mowers)
Rochester: Geraldine V. Schmidt 85, passed away Sun. Mar. 16, 2008. She is survived by her companion of 20 years, Louis J. Mruk; her children Sharon (Lyle) Weaver, Sue Ellen (Peter) Sahmel, Charles F. (Maryann) Schmidt, Lynn (Robert) Flood, Carol Ann (Allen) Weaver; a brother Robert L. Mowers; brother-in-law Robert Van Maaron; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Charles C. Schmidt, infant son Gerald C. Schmidt, parents Fred and Gladys Mowers, brother Ronald F. Mowers, sister Ruby M. Van Maaren.
     Friends are invited to call Tuesday Mar. 18, 6 - 7:30 pm at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave. Hilton where a memorial service will immediately follow at 7:30 pm. Interment at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14624 or the Building Fund at Hilton United Methodist Church, 21 West Ave., Hilton, NY


sunsetWight, Eleanor Louise (Ewer)
Rochester: March 15, 2008. Survived by her sons, Lynn (Michelle) Wight, Mound, MN., Kenneth Wight of Berthoud, CO., Thomas Wight, Loveland, CO., Barry Wight, Rochester, NY; sisters, Patricia Cole, Conesus, NY, Dale (Michael) De Chant, Lutz, FL., Jean (Donald) Baker of Webster, NY; and brother, Willard (Val) Ewer, Inyokern, CA.; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
     In lieu of services please visit someone who is ill or lonely. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home


sunsetHunte, Frederick C.
West Irondequoit: Frederick C. Hunte, 81, founder of Omega Consolidated Corp. of Hilton, died peacefully at his home Sun. Mar. 16, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ursula Hunte; their children Martin (Lynn) Hunte, Thomas Hunte, Robert Hunte, Ronald (Meryl) Hunte, and Judy (Dan) Meacham. He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren: Brian, Diana, Laura, Lisa, Sarah, Ari, Jenna, Noah, Zachary, Matthew, and Nathan. He also leaves: two sisters, Ursula Sommer (Germany), and Marlis Spada; niece, Diane Spada; and many other relatives in Germany. Frederick was a member of the Rochester Chapter of the Steuben Society of America, where he was Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.
     His friends and family are invited to a memorial service in celebration of his life, at the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd. on Saturday, March 22, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Pluta Cancer Center of Rochester. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home


click here for larger imageErbland, Esther S. (Weilacher)
Hilton: Esther S. Erbland, 89, Mar. 13, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Paul Erbland; her children, Lynn (Stephanie) Weilacher, John (Margaret) Erbland, David Erbland, Christine (Craig) White; 1 sister; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Jeanne.
     Friends and family are invited to call from 5 PM - 7 PM on Mon., Mar. 24th at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton.
     Funeral Mass will be held Tues., Mar. 25th, 10:30 AM at St. Leo Catholic Church in Hilton. Interment to follow at Parma Union Cemetery.


Click here for larger imageWiest, Richard A.,Sr.
Hamlin: Richard A. Wiest, 73, March 13, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce (Warner) Wiest; his children, Richard (Cheryl) Wiest, Sharon (Todd) Bradford, Chris (Laurie) Wiest; grandchildren, Alicia and Adam Bradford, Connor and Eric Wiest; brother, Robert (Gloria) Wiest; sisters-in-law, Paula Wiest and Margaret Warner; many nieces and nephews. Richard was a veteran of the US Coast Guard and was a past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus at SEAS.
     Friends and family are invited to call at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton on Sunday, Mar. 16, 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM. Richard's funeral mass will be held Mon., Mar. 17, 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 3747 Brick Schoolhouse Road, Hamlin 14464. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in Richard's memory may be directed to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.


Click here for larger imageHulse, Helen (Stubbs)
Rochester: Helen S. Hulse, 83, Mar. 12, 2008. She is survived by her husband Arthur F. Hulse, cousins Walter Sweeting of Henrietta, Dorothy Lewis of Sodus, Bernard Wiener of Canandaigua, Marion Campbell of Elmira, special friends Lynn Collister and Ella Kerner of Greece. She was predeceased by her brother Harold J,. Stubbs. Helen had been a 5th grade teacher in Hilton and was a member of the Ret. Teacher's Org. and the NYS retired Teacher's Assoc. She also had an interest in Geneology, was a member of the Irondequoit Historical Soc. the Sterling Historical society and was a Williamsburg supporter. She had been a member, for 26 years and was the Registrar, of the Irondequoit United Church of Christ and had taught Sunday School there as well.
     Friends and family are invited to call at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton on Tue. Mar 18, from 11am-2pm, where her funeral service will be immediately following calling hours at 2pm. Interment to follow at Irondequoit Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen's memory may be made to Mercy Flight or the Irondequoit United Church of Christ.


Click here for larger image.Lenzi, Frances A.
Rochester: Frances A. Lenzi, 90, Mar 11, 2008. She is survived by her children, Michael (Barbara) Lenzi, Carol (Douglas) Sherron, James (Marsha) Lenzi; sister, Mary Arnone; brother-in-law, Michael Lenzi; 7 grandchildren, Michael (Mary) and Patrick (Mary Beth) Lenzi, Christopher (Kellie) Sherron, James (Mona) Sherron, Craig, Brett and Carly Lenzi; 10 great-grandchildren, Matt, Mickey, Maggie, Ryan, Allison, Patrick, Emily, Isabella, Lucas and Sophia; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Lenzi; great-grandson, Justin; one sister, Eva Barricelli and 3 brothers. She also leaves her loving extended family from Aaron Manor.
     Friends and family are invited to call Wed., Mar. 12, TODAY from 4-7pm at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton. Please join the family Thur., Mar. 13, 9:30am at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 7 Austin St., Rochester for Frances' Funeral Mass. Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.


sunsetSmith, Shirley Eskridge
Brockport: March 10, 2008. She was born Shirley Lewis Babcock in Ilion, NY on December 24, 1921. She is survived by her daughters, Judy (Ed) Gucker and Marsha (Jack) Gillette; son-in-law, Donny (Patti) DuBois; grandchildren, Chuck Dorgan and Stacy (Ingo) Bentz; her brothers, Howard (Mary Lou) Babcock and Earl (Barbara) Babcock; sister-in-law, Florence (Harold) Davis; and many nieces grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews. Husbands, Delivan C. Smith and Luther D. Eskridge and daughter, Patti DuBois, predeceased her. She was a retired nurse at Lakeside Memorial Hospital and had served as a nurse in the US Navy. She was an active member of Hamlin VFW Auxiliary Post 6703 and of Hamlin United Methodist Church.
     There will be no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may contribute to Lakeside Beikirch Care Center, 170 West Avenue, Brockport, NY 14420 or Hospice of Rochester, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623-2988. Thomas E Burger Funeral Home


Click here for larger imageTrabold, Francis J.
Hilton: Francis J. Trabold, Sr., Mar. 9, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Debra (Dibble) Trabold; his children, Francis J. Trabold Jr., Melissa M. Trabold. He also leaves 2 brothers, John Watkins, Alex Watkins and his sister, Arlene Trabold.
     Friends and family are invited to call Thursday, March 13, 6-7 PM at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave. Hilton, where a Memorial Service will follow calling at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association.


RosesVogel, Patricia Huyck
Hilton, NY: Entered into peace on Saturday, March 8, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Veronica Glende of Hilton, NY; son James Vogel of South Carolina. Her very special grandson, Jason Glende; brothers, David Huyck (Marilynne Locke), George (Sharon) Huyck; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends; very special friends Gail, Lindsay and Scotty McKay and Sue McDonnell (Rick Ellsworth).
     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Charity of your choice. Friends and family are invited to call 5-7pm on Saturday April 5 at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton.


SunsetWells, James P.
Greece: James P. Wells, 87, Mar. 8, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marion (Smith) Wells; nephews James (Jo Ann) Baily, Joseph (Betty) Kluck; niece, Kay (James) Stapleton; and other nieces, nephews and friends. He was a past Master of Clio Lodge #779, retiree of Eastman Kodak Company, Facilities Management Division, an avid golfer and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII.
     Friends are invited to a Masonic Service Tuesday, March 11, 11 AM atThomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton. Interment at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one's choice.


Click here for larger imageFatta, Mary J.
Bradenton, FL/Hilton: Mary J. Fatta, 92, Mar. 4, 2008, in Bradenton. She is survived by her children, Richard (Patricia) Fatta of Hilton, Carol Dain of Batavia, Judy Wishart (Dan McKay) of Bradenton, FL; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews in NY; many dear friends in Zephryhills, FL, and Royal Oak, Michigan.
     Mary's funeral mass will be celebrated Mon., Mar. 10, 11am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 3747 Brick Schoolhouse Rd., Hamlin. Private Entombment in White Haven Memorial Park. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home


flowersHooper, Cynthia M. (Thomas)
Hilton: Cynthia M. Hooper, 86, Mar. 4, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Clyde Hooper, children Gordon (Mary) Hooper, Gail Hooper, Connie (John) Melendez, Patrick (Roberta) Hooper, Michael (Patricia) Hooper, her sister Yvonne McGee, 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by children Ronald and Robert Hooper, and her brother Jim Thomas. Cynthia and her husband Clyde hosted many foreign exchange students over the years through the Youth for Understanding Program.
     Friends and family are invited to her memorial service on Fri., Mar. 7, 12 noon at Hilton United Methodist Church, 21 West Ave., Hilton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Ref: Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home


Click here for larger imageRedmond, Joseph W.
Hilton: Joseph W. Redmond, Mar. 3, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lois (Cyr) Redmond; 5 children, 5 step-children, 23 grandchildren, 9 great- grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
     Friends and family are invited to call Fri., Mar. 7, 3pm-7pm at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton. Friends are asked to meet Sat., Mar. 8, 10am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 1000 North Greece Rd., Rochester for Joseph's funeral mass. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hilton Fire Dept., P.O. Box 186, Hilton, NY 14468.


Click here for larger imageWheeler, Audrey E. (Derosia)
Hilton: Audrey E. Wheeler, 72, Mar. 2, 2008. She leaves her husband of 49 years, George Wheeler; children Kathleen (Keith) Crayton, Kathie (Joe) Sackel, Audrey (Bill) Smith, Harold Wheeler; her brothers Roy and John Derosia, sister Marion Voght; grandchildren Bill (Deb), Alice (Brian), Chuck (Cindy), Aaron, Adrienne, Cassandra, Jeremy, Thomas, Austin, Cory and Collin; 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son George Wheeler Jr., brothers Burt and Levi Derosia and a sister Ethel Croucher.
     Friends and family are invited to call at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton on Wed. Mar. 5, 11 am -1 pm where her funeral service will be at 1 pm. Interment Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Audrey's memory can be made to Hilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 186, Hilton, NY 14468.


Click here for a larger imageMonagan, Vivian C.
Hilton: Vivian C. Monagan, 84, Feb 28. 2008. Predeceased by her husband Lawrence and brother Rocky; granddaughter, Summer Thornton. She is survived by her children Judy Fleming and friend Rich Polsinelli, Carl (Suzanne) Pilon, Wayne (Carol) Monagan; brother Russell (Arlene) Wright; sister Marian Herbstsommer. She also leaves her grandchildren David, Devon, Casey, Sarah, Amy, Jessica, Kimberly, Ronnie, Siobhan, Conor, Shauna, CJ, Nicole and great-grandchildren Mikayla, Alicia, Alexander, Karenna, Dale, Chandler; many nieces, nephews and friends.
     Friends are invited to call Sun. Mar. 2, 3pm-7pm at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton, where her funeral service will be held Mon. Mar. 3 @ 11am. Interment in Parma Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parma Christian Fellowship Church, PO Box 284 Hilton, NY 14468 would be appreciated


flowersThesing, Barbara
Greece: Surrounded by her loving family. Barbara left this world the way she lived her life, with quiet dignity and grace. Survived by her husband and best friend, Norbert; adored by her children and their spouses, David Thesing (Denise), Carol Yaniro (Bill), Jeanne Thesing, MaryLou Boerner (Bill); special friend, Sue Wahl; cherished by her grandchildren, Daniel, Cory, Derek, Brian, Julie, Jon and Katie; also survived by her loving brother and sister-in-law, William and Violet Zurowski; sisters-in-law, Maryann Barsell and Arlene Coxford; aunt, Adelyne Rotmans; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, John and Agnes Zurowski.
     Friends and family are invited to call at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton, on Saturday, Mar. 1st 4-7 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 12th at 11AM at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Road. Special thanks to Dr. Timothy Woodlock and Dr. Richard Mittereder and their teams for the additional time they gave us to enjoy with Barbara.


rosesSkuce, Erma M. (Graupman)
Greece: February 21, 2008, 94. The youngest of William and Emma Graupman's four children, she raised her family with husband, Richard E. Skuce (predeceased) in Clarkson, NY. She is survived by her son, Darryl "Bud" (Judy) Skuce; daughter, Anne (Jan) Kastberg; granddaughter, Katrina Kastberg; and several nieces and nephews.
Private Interment Clarkson-Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hilton. Thomas E Burger Funeral Home Inc


sunsetPassarell, Donna L. (Coleman)
Hamlin: Donna Passarell, 51. Passed peacefully after a struggle with cancer on Feb. 20, 2008. She is survived by her parents, James and June Coleman; children, Carrie Stymus, Kelly McGrath and James Dalton; a brother Thomas Coleman; sister,Stacy (Gary) Burke; grandchildren Devin, Morgan and Kassandra. She also leaves her faithful companion, Sierra. Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Passarell; her brother, James Coleman Jr. and her sister, Cinda Coleman.
     Friends are invited to Donna's memorial service on Sat. Feb, 23 @ 2pm at the Walker Bible Baptist Church 1425 Walker Lake Ontario Rd. Hilton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be made to American Lung Assoc., Finger Lakes Region, Inc., 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home


Click here for larger imageDenny, Ruth M.
Greece: Feb. 17, 2008, Ruth M. Denny, 82. She is survived by her husband 54 years, Richard Denny; her sons, Robert Denny & David (Geraldine) Denny; 6 grandchildren, Jason (Adrienne), Joanne, Matthew, Daniel, Meghan & Emily Denny.
     Friends are invited to call Tues., 3-7 PM at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Ave., Hilton, where a Service will be held Wed. at 11 AM. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Golisano Children's Hospital in Ruth's memory.


Click here for larger imageDouthwaite, Mary R.
Lyons: Feb. 14, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard J. Douthwaite, 2002. Survived by her daughters, Sharon D. (Thomas) Mallen of The Villages, FL and Marilee D. Sleeman (James Lemcke) of Greece; grandchildren, Thomas R. (Susan), Joseph R. (Cynthia) Mallen, Douglas R. (Ellen) Sleeman Jr., Regina M. Henchen (Steven Napoli), Trevor H. Sleeman (Mary Congilaro); great-grandchildren, Ryan D., Erin C. & Chloe C. Mallen, Amber E. & Gavin B. Sleeman, Victoria E. & Hailey M. Henchen, Paige M. Sanita; step-great-grandchildren, Samantha Henchen, Isabella & Sophia Barone; 2 brothers, John Roycraft of Camillus, NY, James Roycraft of Margate, FL. She was also predeceased by her parents, Francis William and Mary (Holland) Roycraft.
      A Private Inurnment Service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Wayne County Nursing Home in Mary's memory. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc.


fishermanVerney, George R. "GR"
Venice, FL: Peacefully Feb. 13, 2008. GR Verney, 72. Formerly of Hilton. He is survived by his wife, Judith (LaBaie) Verney; his sons, Michael A., Timothy R. (MaryJo) and Christopher G. Verney; 2 grandchildren, Benjamin & Emma Verney. Predeceased by his parents, Raymond & Mary; and his brother, Arthur Verney.
A Memorial Gathering will be held in Hilton in the spring. Thomas E Burger Funeral Home Inc


Hager, Viola Bailey (Hungerford) (Maxson)
Hamlin: Born May 29, 1915. Went peacefully to join her husband of many years. C. Raymond Hager on Feb. 11 2008 to be with the lord. Formerly of Livonia and Adams, NY born in Covington/Mansfield, PA. Beloved mother of Jacquelyn Maxson, and Carolyn (Charles) Hungerford. Cherished grandmother of Timothy (Cheryl) Hungerford. Michelle (Mark) Johnson, Tina (Jim Doohan) Bell, Rockney (Sue Veley) Maxson, Kimberly (Dan) Graves, Tracie (Scott Knapp) Osier and Teal (Mark) Hallett: and proud great-grandmother of 14. She also leaves cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. She was a life member of the Eastern Star Chapter of Livonia and joined her husband as he participated in many Masonic and commandery activities. We wish to deeply thanks the staff at the Park Ridge Living Center, the devoted physical therapy staff and all of the staff of the 2200 Unit of the Unity Hospital for their caring treatment of her and our family during this final episode of her earthly life. Donations may be made to the Masonic Eye Foundation. Walker Fire Dept. Inc., and a charity of your choice.
     Calling hours will be Saturday, February 16. 2008 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home. Inc. 735 East Avenue Hilton N.Y. From 12 Noon till 2:30 PM. Her funeral service will be held at 3 PM. Spring time interment at the convenience of the family


Click here for larger imageBurkis, Clarence A.
Hilton: Clarence A. Burkis, Feb 8, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Janet (Hurd); children Tina Meyvis, Joe (Jill) Burkis; grandchildren Erika and Jenna Meyvis, Jesse and Josh Burkis; brother Vince Burkis; sisters Rita Cage and JoAnn Alexander. Predeceased by his sister, Pat Gregory.
     Friends and family are invited to call at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home 735 East Ave. Hilton on Tues., Feb. 12, 2-4, 7-9. His funeral service will be Wed. Feb. 13, 10 am @ the New Testament Church on 349 North Ave. in Greece. Interment to follow at Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may make a donation in Clarence's memory to the Salvation Army, 70 liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604.


Click here for larger imageGardner, Doris E.
Hilton: Doris E. Gardner, 79, Feb. 6, 2008. She is survived by the love of her life Gilbert Ruggles; children Ricky Gardner, Donna (Timothy) Leary and Robin Gill, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, a large extended family and many friends. Doris was predeceased by her husband Richard and children Diane and David.
     Friends and family are invited to her memorial service at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave. Hilton on Fri. Feb 8, @ 2pm. Donations in Doris's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 1400 Winton Rd. N., Rochester, NY 14609-5896.


WindmillBurch, Elizabeth R. (Reid)
Hilton: Betty R. Burch in her 91st year on Feb. 6, 2008. She is survived by her sons; John (Virginia), Fred (Barb), James (Lori). She also leaves her brother John Reid Jr., 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, many nieces nephews and good friends.
     At Betty's request there will be no formal services. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Lakeside Beikirch Care Center 170 West Ave. Brockport, NY 14420. Ref. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home Inc.


mountain sideNesbitt, Larry R.
Churchville: Suddenly Jan. 29, 2008. Larry R. Nesbitt, 61. He is survived by his brother, Richard; his sister, Susan; other family members and friends. Larry participated in the Black River Otter Project and other DEC Projects. No formal Services will be held. Thomas E Burger Funeral Home Inc


Click here for larger imageAdams, Fred J.
Hilton: Jan. 29, 2008. Fred J. Adams, 96. He is survived by his wife, Veryl; his sons John ( Margaret), Franklin " Mike" (Rocky) Adams; his step-daughter Linda Telesca; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his niece & 2 nephews. Fred was predeceased by his grandson Kevin Adams, stepdaughter Pamela Harradine, brother Floyd & sister Dorothy. He was a life-member of Hilton Fire Department. Owned & operated the former Adams Funeral Home and Adams Dry Goods Store in Hilton. He also held many civic offices.
     Fred's family will receive friends Sunday, Feb 3rd before a 3 o'clock Service at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc. 735 East Ave., Hilton. Interment Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Hilton Fire Department in his memory.

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Click here for larger imageDemoch, Edward
Hilton: January 28, 2008. Edward Democh, 95. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia. He is survived by his daughter Patricia Democh and his son Roger (Wendy) Democh. No prior calling.
     A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5th at 1 o'clock at St. George Episcopal Church, 635 Wilder Rd., Hilton. Followed by inurnment in St. George's Columnbarium. Those wishing may contribute to Alzheimer Research fund care of Univ. of Rochester, 300 East River Rd., Box 278996, Rochester 14627. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc


Click here for larger imagePeet, Ida B.
Hilton: Ida Peet, Mon., Jan. 28, 2008. She is survived by her children Harry (Dr. Nariman) Kohn of England, Karin (Glen) Longer of Hilton; grandchildren Glen & Debby Longer, Kelly & Tim Irvin, Charity Kohn, Kevin, Joyce, Ethan and Amy Lampman; great-grandchildren Christine Longer and Allyson Irvin and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Nelson Peet in 1966. At her request services and burial are private. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home Inc.


Click here for larger imageHowie, George F.
Hilton: Peacefully Jan. 27, 2008 George F. Howie, 88. Predeceased by his wife Ruby. Survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard & Carol Howie; granddaughters, Kerri (Eric) Griffin, Kelly (Tom) Gielow; great-granddaughter, Reilly; his sisters, Helen Guelli & Doris Edwards; brothers, Louis (Betty) & Charles (Sharon) Howie; sisters-in-law, Joyce Howie & Joan Kerrison; many nieces and nephews. Georges' family would like to thank the staff of Journey Home for the loving care given to him.
     Friends are invited to call Wed. 1-2:30 PM at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc. after which a Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 after calling. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Journey Home, 994 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626 or Hilton United Methodist Church Remembrance Fund.


Click here for larger imageLeverenz, Mary C. (Rath) (Bauer)
Hamlin: Mary passed peacefully into her Savior's Arms on Jan. 25, 2008, at age 91. Predeceased by her husbands, Elmer Bauer and Wilbur Leverenz; sister, Gertrude Graupman; brother, William Rath; and great-granddaughter, Janelle Parr. Mary is survived by her step-children, Carol Parr and Garry (Jean) Leverenz; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; step-sisters, Betty (Joseph) Attili, Dora Kubitz, Wanda Russell-Lutz; step-brother, Hugo (Joanne) Nykamp; nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
No prior calling. Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral, Monday, January 28th at 11 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, Hamlin. Spring Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to St. John Ministry Endowment Fund in her memory. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc.


Click here for larger imageGates, John E.
Rochester/Hilton: Suddenly Jan. 24, 2008. Predeceased by his parents A. Warren & Arlene, his brother Richard. Survived by his children Kristy (Nathan) Bittle & Jonathan Gates, grand children Conner & Liyah, his brothers & sister Robert (Maureen), William (Karen), Tom, Jim (Jane), C. Michael (Chuck) Gates & Sue (Mark) Davis, sister-in-law Pam Gates, many nieces & nephews.
     Friends are invited to call Thurs. 4-7 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home 735 East Ave., Hilton where a Service will be held at 7 PM after calling. Spring interment Garland Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to CURE in John's memory.


Sullivan, Albert, M.D.
Hilton/Birmingham, AL: Albert Sullivan 89, on January 23, 2008. He is survived by his children Peter Sullivan of Buffalo, Barry Sullivan of St. Louis, MO, Judy (Paul) Hicks of Birmingham, AL and grandchildren Joan, Carol, Michael, Kali, and Meaghan. Albert was a Flight Surgeon in the Army Air Corps, a graduate of the U of R Medical School and Medical Director of the Depaul Clinic.
Per his request, services and burial are private. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home


Click here for larger imageFletcher, Raymond D.
Hamlin: Born August 10, 1940. Born to New Life, Tuesday, January 22, 2008. He was born to Howard Dennis and Jenny Mae (Macey) Fletcher. Survivors include his children, Fay Marie Fletcher, Thomas Raymond Fletcher and Raymond Donald Fletcher and his wife Jamie. His grandchildren Lindsey (Goldblatt) Dorton and her husband Derek, Alisha Goldblatt and Ariel Goldblatt and his great-grandchildren Gabriella and Lucas Dorton. Survivors also include his siblings, Mary (Fletcher) Chapman and her husband Ray, Earl and Catherine Fletcher, Dorothy (Fletcher) Jagiello and her husband Edwin and James Fletcher, Sr. He was pre-deceased by three brothers, Leo Fletcher, Donald Fletcher and Reginald Fletcher as well as two sisters, Leona (Fletcher) Sawyer and baby Mary. Survivors also include many beloved nieces and nephews and mother of his children, Jeanne (Gauthier, Fletcher) Schauble and special friend Pat Carpenter. Ray also had many wonderful and caring friends who will miss him dearly. Raymond graduated from Tupper Lake High School, Class of 1958. After retiring with over 25 years service from the Eastman Kodak Company, he devoted his time and energy to the jobs he loved best by working for and alongside his friend Gary J. Romig, doing beautiful landscaping and propertv maintenance. He also had a passion for race cars and worked for Troyer Racing out of Rochester. Ray was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clarkson. Ray was on avid sportsman spending much of his time outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, kayak and gather with family and friends. He was also known to tell wonderful stories and to all who knew him, he was "number one". Family and friends often tell each other, "Be Like Ray".
     Funeral services will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Route 19, Clarkson, on Friday, January 25 at 3:00 pm. and also at the Holy Name Catholic Church on Main Street in Tupper Lake on Monday, January 28, 2008 with calling hours at the Church from 10 am to 11 am and service immediately following. Flowers gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the United Cerebral Palsy Association or the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc.


Click here for larger imageGears, Richard R.
Hilton: January 22, 2008. Dick Gears, 77. He is survived by his wife, Alice; his children, Sharon (Gerald) Stowe, Deborah Lowery, Kevin (Jaquelyn) Gears, Dawn Yaeger and Michael Gears; step-mother, Helen Gears; brothers and sister, Charles (Lynn), Douglas (Wanda) Gears and Nancy (Van) Geisler; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandchildren, Philip Gears and Christina Francis. He was Past Exalted Ruler of BPOE #2110 and a Kodak retiree.
     Friends are invited to call Fri., 2-4 & 7-9 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home Inc., 735 East Ave., Hilton. Funeral Mass, Sat. at 10:30 at St. Leo Church, Hilton. Those wishing may contribute to Brockport BPOE #2110, Sweden-Walker Rd., Brockport 14420.


pink rosesCoe, Jean A. (Penders Family)
Spencerport: Jan. 15, 2008. Jean A. Coe, 83. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard, 2004. Survived by her daughter, Diana (Bertram "Charlie") Penders; her grandson, Bertram Charles (Kerrie) Penders II; 2 great-grand-children, Collin & Erin Penders; her sister, Ethel Ohls; nieces and nephews.
     Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Sat., Jan. 19th at 11 AM at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Ave., Hilton. Spring Interment, Parma Corners Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Parma Community Baptist Church in Jean's memory.


Click here for larger imageMitchell, Evelyn I.
Greece: Peacefully January 17, 2008. Evelyn Mitchell, 90. Predeceased by her parents, Henry & Edith Mitchell; her sisters, Ruth Mitchell, Betty Lemcke, Dorothy Richer and Audrey Ophardt. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, God Children and friends including, Charlotte Lowitzer and Lorraine Resch. Evelyn was a Kodak retiree and a longtime member of Hope Lutheran Church.
     Friends are invited to call SAT. 3-6 PM at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Avenue, Hilton. Memorial Service, SUNDAY at 3 PM at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane. Private interment, Falls Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Hope Lutheran Church or Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Evelyn's memory.


Click here for larger imageHogg, Peggy
Hilton,NY: Peggy Hogg,66, passed away January 15, 2008 at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters Cindy (Russell) Cappa, Ronda (Edwin) Young, Cheri Bunce and Kimberly Hogg. She also leaves her sister Sue Fredrickson and loving grandchildren Jessica Hogg, Alexandra Decker and Hannah Grammer. Peggy had recently retired from the Hilton Post Office.
     Friends and family are invited to call Fri. Jan 18, from 1-3pm and 6-8pm at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave. Hilton , where her memorial service will be held at 7pm. Donations in Peggy's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, NY 14609, or to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, 333 Westmoreland Dr., Rochester, NY 14620.


sunlight through the treesLamendola, Kathy (Dawes)
Hilton: January 15, 2008. Kathy D. Lamendola, on her 50th Birthday. She is survived by her children, Lia and John Lamendola; her parents, John and Mary (Frank) Dawes; her brother and sisters, Michael Dawes, Patricia (Harley) Ess, Donna Chambers and Amy Dawes; father of her children, John Lamendola; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, including her special cousin, Judy Dyer.
     Friends are invited to call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc ., 735 East Ave., Hilton. Funeral Mass Friday at 11 AM at St. Leo Church. Those wishing may contribute to John Lamendola ITF, Lia & John, P.O. Box, 745 Hilton, NY 14468 in Kathy's memory.


Click here for larger imageFrank, Irene E.
Kendall: Peacefully Jan. 12, 2008, Irene E. Frank, 39, surrounded by her loving family. Survived by her husband Robert J. Frank, Jr.; her 2 yr old son Ryan; her mother & stepfather Irene & Daniel Sisto; brother Matthew (Rachel) Baylock; sister Joy (Edward) Alex; mother-in-law Mary Frank; 1 niece; 2 nephews; stepbrothers & sisters; aunts; uncles; cousins & many friends. Predeceased by her father Richard Baylock & her father-in-law Robert J. Frank, Sr.
Irene's family will receive friends Mon., 5-8 PM at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc. , 735 East Ave., Hilton, NY. Funeral Mass Tues. at 2 PM at St. Mark Catholic Church, 16789 Kenmor Rd., Kendall. Private Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Robert J. Frank, Jr. for an Education Fund for Ryan, PO Box 745, Hilton 14468 or the Wilmot Cancer Center in Irene's memory.


Click here for larger imageVan Orden, Loren H.
Hilton: Jan. 4, 2008, Loren H. Van Orden, 97. Predeceased by his wives, Elsie Neubauer VanOrden, Rosalie VanOrden and his daughter, Yvonne Van Orden. Survived by his wife, Florence (Updaw) VanOrden; his sons, Wallace, Loren (Lorraine) VanOrden, daughters Christine (Christian) Grupp & Madeline Abbott; grandchildren, Leslie (Fred) Brightman, Tyrone (Alysia) Abbott, Kevin Grupp & Christofer VanOrden; stepgrandchildren, William (Laurie) Locus, Karen (Michael) Farruggia; several great-grandchildren; his sisters, Wanda Geisler & Mable Rood; several nieces, and nephews; many friends.
Family will be present to receive friends Monday, 5-8 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc. , 735 E. Ave., Hilton where a Service will be held Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Interment Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to St. Paul Lutheran Church in his memory.


Click here for larger imageConley, Daniel B.
Kansas City, MO: Unexpectedly, Jan. 3rd, 2008. He is survived his mother, Suzanne Morris Torregrossa of Henrietta, brother Andrew Conley, sister Jennifer Conley, niece Jasmin, and stepdad Tony Torregrossa. He was predeceased by his father Steven Conley. Dan served 4 years in the US Navy.
     Friends & family are invited to call Tue., Jan. 8th, 6-8 pm at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home , 735 East Ave., Hilton. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery.