Clarkson: Suddenly May 17, 2013, Dennis R. Phillips, 67. Survived by his wife, Mary; his sons, Jeff (Sara) and Scott (Elizabeth) Phillips; step-sons, Dan (Chris) and Jeff (Carol Lynn) Lucas; his brother, Paul (Kathy) Phillips; sister, Diane (Bill) Vandeweghe; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his brother, George.
Friends are invited to call WED., May 22, 4-7 at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 735 East Ave., Hilton where a Service will be held at 7 PM after calling. Those wishing may contribute to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm.
Hilton: May 16, 2013. Age 86. She is survived by her children, Linda Kepler, Charles (Bernice) Hess, Donna (Rick) Wylie, Clifford Hess, Robert (Kathy Thompson) Hess, Deborah (William) Keats; 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brother, Clifford Newman and a grandson, Cameron Hess.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450 in loving memory of Therese.
Hilton: Peacefully May 14, 2013 at age 86. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia; devoted children, daughter Candice (David) Gomes; son, David L. (Patricia) Quinn; beloved grandsons, J.D. Robert, Adam and Daniel Quinn; dear sisters, Marjorie Scott and Dotty Dusett; brothers-in-law, Terry and Douglas Groh; nieces, nephews, cousins and many loyal friends. Dave was employed in the printing division of Eastman Kodak for 20 years and a volunteer 22 year-Life Member of North Greece Fire Department and Exempts.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to their devoted neighbors who helped make the Quinns' final years more comfortable and to the "Guardian Angels" of lifetime Care and to the Doctors and staff who "Went above and beyond the call of duty" to care for David and extend his life; Dr. Gangemi, Dr. Antignano, Dr. Arazoza, Dr. Sham, Dr. Jagadish, Dr. Woodlock and his St. Mary's "Crew", also to Dr. Kothari and Dr. Penmesta.
No prior calling. Friends are invited to attend a Service of Remembrance SUN., May 26 at 1 PM at Parma Greece United Church of Christ, 1211 Manitou Road at Latta. Those wishing may make contributions in Dave's memory to his Church Memorial Fund or Hildebrandt Hospice Care center, c/o Lifetime Donations, 311 Winton Road South, Rochester, 14623.
Hilton: On May 10, 2013. Predeceased by her mother, Mary Jane Dawes. Survived by her husband, Richard; her children, Margo (Doug) Staunton of Kalamazoo, MI, Meredith (David) Brickler & Melissa (Dave) Elliott; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons; her father, Joseph D. Dawes and brothers, Joseph (Karen) Dawes & Peter (Susan) Dawes; nieces, nephews and many friends including her special friend, Linda Bach.
Friends may call Monday 4-7 PM at THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, 735 East Ave., Hilton and are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Tuesday at 10 AM in Lake United Methodist Church, 4409 Lake Ave., Rochester.
Hamlin: May 10, 2013, Gordon Lasch, 67. Gordy was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend known for his generosity, kindness and dedication to his family, friends and community. Gordy will be remembered with great fondness, sorely missed by all he touched.
Predeceased by his parents, Gerald and T. June Lasch. Survived by his devoted wife, Mary (Chike); children, Tammy (Shane) Baxter, John Lasch (Seaman), Deborah Rowe (Ed Merritt); siblings, Connie (James) Graves, Roger (Judy) Lasch and Nancy (Richard) Waye; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews, and friends too numerous to mention.
He retired from Owens Illinois Glass Co. (21 years) and Hilton Post Office (19 years). Gordy loved the outdoors and was happiest planting his garden and sharing it's bounty with everyone. Most of his adult life was spent serving his community as Past Pres. of the Hamlin Veterans Assn., Past Commander of Hamlin VFW Post 6703, and Fire Service as a member of Hamlin Fire Dept. & Exempts having served State, County and Town organizations. He also served as Chairman of Monroe County Fire Safety Committee. Gordy was instrumental in raising funds to purchase a Fire Safety House.
Friends are invited to call TUES., 4-7 at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 735 East Ave., Hilton where his Funeral Service will be held WED. at 10:30, followed by a Military Graveside Service at Lakeside Cemetery, Hamlin. Those wishing may contribute to Hildebrandt Hospice or Wounded Warriors in his memory.
Brockport: May 1, 2013. Sandra Rowland, 71 after a long illness. Predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Marion (Seaman) Unterborn. Survived by her aunt, Mildred Leverenz; many cousins: Bonnie (Thomas) Dobson, Special Godchild and caregiver, Shelley (John) Spamer, Amanda & Rachael Spamer, Jeffreyn (Beth) Dobson, Amber (Matt) Reynolds, Chance & Mason Reynolds, Todd (Channon), Trevor & Jeremy Dobson, Tyler Stratton, Richard Hain & Godchild, Wendy Hain and many dear friends. Sandy was a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hamlin. Her family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Lakeside-Beikirch Care Center for the dedicated and loving care given to Sandy.
Family and friends are invited to call TUES. May 7, 5-8 at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 735 East Ave., Hilton where a Service will be held at 8PM after calling. Private interment Lakeside Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Those wishing my contribute to St. John Lutheran Church, 1107 Lake Rd. W. Fork, Hamlin 14464 in Sandy's memory.
Hilton: On April 30, 2013. He is predeceased by his wife, Irene "Rinkey" ('09). Dick is survived by his children and grandchildren, Brett (Kathleen) Elliott and their children Brianna & Omar, Todd (Maria) Elliott and children Thomas Elliott, Mary Vacca, Sean Reitano, & Eric (Jessica) Reitano, Tracee (Bill) David and their children Tyler & Abbey; his sister Suzanne (Lester) Luckenbach; sisters-in-law Audrey Case, Cora Massecar, Roberta (Donald) Ecott & Elaine (Charles) Maginness; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Dick was a devoted husband, father and grandfather always enjoying time with family and friends. He earned degrees from both Cornell University and Rochester Institute of Technology; was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and honorably served as Captain in the Air Force. Dick worked at Stromberg-Carlson, General Motors and the Industrial Management Council before embarking on his career as Senior Career Advisor/Associate Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. In retirement he was a Job Coach for ARC and Rochester School for the Deaf. Dick was a passionate volunteer - active on the Grid at Watkins Glen International Raceway, within his community and at St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder; was active on numerous boards and committees and where he served as Congregational President. Dick's interests included golf, fishing, auto racing, tinkering on his cars, attending his grandchildren's activities, and the Buffalo Bills. Special thanks to the Medical Teams at Unity Hospital and to Arda and Joe Davey for their care and compassion. In addition we'd like to thank Dick's "third son" David Hurlbutt for always being there for our family in times of joy and sorrow. Please join his family on SUNDAY MAY 19TH at 3 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hilton for his "Celebration of Life" Those wishing may contribute to the charity of their choice in his memory.
Hamlin: On April 28, 2013, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jackie; children, Bill (Amanda) Ophardt, Sherri (Gregory) Rodgers, Diane Bigelow, Howard (Wendy) Ophardt Jr., Daniel (Jeanette) Ophardt, Barry Johnson, Chris (Rich) Messmer & Mark (Michelle) Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Howie was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, Past Commander and Life Member of both Ira Jacobson Post in Charlotte and VFW Post 6703 in Hamlin. He was a retiree of Rochester Products, with 38 years of service, a life member of Rochester Bow Hunters, and an avid hunter and gardener.
Friends may call Thursday, 4-7 PM at THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, where his Funeral Service will be Friday at 10 AM. Burial in Parma Union Cemetery, with Military Honors to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to Aurora House, Spencerport, in his memory.
April 27, 2013 at age 98, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Punxsutawney, PA and raised her family in Kattellville, NY (north of Binghamton, NY). Predeceased by her husband Arthur Sr., grandson Kevin Patch and granddaughter Jamie Morehouse. Survived by her children: Alyce (Anthony) Ferrarese, Arthur Jr. (Carol-Lee) Patch, Edward Patch, Jacquie (James) Philips, and Neil (Sandra) Patch. Grandchildren: Allison (Brian) Macaluso, Karen (Matthew) Douglas, Jared Patch, Wendy (Bill) Finley, Lindsey (Nate) Newborn, Samantha Patch, Stacey Patch and Rusty Morehouse. Great-grandchildren: Jeffrey Macaluso, Brynn Newborn and Brycen Newborn.
Helen worked as a housekeeper at Elizabeth Church Manor in Binghamton NY, and ran a business renting camping trailers in order to support her young family after her husband’s early death. In her retirement she moved to Rochester NY, near her daughter Alyce. She enjoyed serving as a Foster Grandparent for over 22 years at School #9 in the Rochester City School District. Hobbies included hand sewing quilts for family and friends, sewing and tailoring clothing, singing in choir groups, painting with oils and freezing and canning food. Her biggest pleasure was gardening. While raising her family, her garden was a necessity to feed everyone. In retirement, Helen enjoyed her flower and vegetable box garden on the porch of her high rise apartment and in a plot of land behind her room, when in the assisted living facility. Helen always enjoyed the times her family gathered together so she could give her love and support to all, and so we gathered together again in her last few days of life, as she died peacefully.
Her family would like to thank the entire staff at the Highlands at Brighton Nursing Home for their 3 years of compassionate care. No prior calling hours. A memorial service will be done privately at the convenience of the family.
Donations in Helen’s Memory may be made to the Highlands at Brighton, 5901 Lac De Ville Blvd., Rochester NY, 14618.
Greece: On April 27, 2013. Predeceased by her husband, Gena "Jay" ('08). Survived by her sons, Mark (Carol), Gena "Jay" (Paula) & Scott (Gloria Griffith) Warner; 5 grandchildren; her brother, Bernard (Thelma) Howland & sister, Laura Seaver. Maxine's family wishes to express their appreciation for the dedicated care that she received from the staff at St. John's Home, Reservoir 3. A special thank you to Dulcey Cooke, who went above and beyond in caring for Maxine.
Services are private. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Lollypop Farm in her memory.