Hilton: October 5, 2015 just 4 days shy of his 83rd birthday. Predeceased by father Ransome Barlow, mother Margaret Frisch Barlow Sauer, brother Ronald Barlow & niece Deborah Barlow. Survived by his loving wife and best friend of almost 54 years, Renate Hillenbrand Barlow; daughter, Christine Nagel; sons, Thomas (Sherrill) Barlow & Michael (Gina Robson) Barlow; grandsons, Bryan (Lacee Thorsen) Nagel, Eric (Meghan Creighton) Nagel & Caleb Nagel; granddaughters, Kelly (Kenny Valone) Nagel, Robin Nagel & Sandra Nagel; sisters-in-law, Donna Schneider Barlow, Manuela (Larry) Bliss, Karen (Ralph) Strempel & Jutta Schwartz; niece, Patricia (Michael) Reed & nephews, Martin Barlow & Rene Schwartz; along with many cousins and friends the world over; his most loved and trusted puppy, Penny.
He retired from Gannett Newspapers after 40 years of service. His many hobbies included Ham Radio Operator, having his own single engine float plane which turned into a down payment on the house, single engine airplane flight instructor, collecting and later selling militaria, fishing in Bob’s Lake Ont. Canada with the Walleye Fishing Club, traveling within the states with his family including Grandma, taking the big trip to Germany with the family to visit and meet many of his best friend’s family, taking more trips to Europe including cruises, spending winters with his best friend in that truck camper at Knight’s Key in Marathon, FL and later in Rincon De Guayabitos, Nayarit, Mexico. Many thanks to our primary care physician Benson Zoghlin and the staff at Hilton Health Care; the doctors, nurses and techs at RGH especially units 7000 & 5400 for the marvelous care you gave him along with Lakeside Beikirch NH, HCR Home Care and Wesley Gardens for rehab and especially to Hildebrandt Hospice for making his last days on earth pain free and comfortable.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4-7 at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, 735 East Ave., Hilton. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 3747 Brick Schoolhouse Rd., Hamlin on Thursday at 10 AM. A reception will follow Mass at church. Burial will be held privately, Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Roch., NY 14626 or SEAS Church Building Fund, PO Box 149, Hamlin, NY 14464.
Hilton: Suddenly, Oct. 2, 2015, at age 61. Survived by his wife, Linda (Hamm) Heglund; sons, Wayne & Dale Lowery; 2 grandchildren; his brother, Brian Heglund; sister, Karen Juszkiewicz.
Friends are invited to call TUES., 5-7 PM 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 Golisano Children's Hospital in his memory.
Brockport: September 24, 2015. Teresa Martin, 94, was predeceased by her husband, Bernard J. Martin in 2001. She is survived by her children, David (Joan) Martin, James (Cathy) Martin, Jane (Richard) Saulsbury, Stephen (Debra) Martin, Thomas (Bonnie) Martin, Rita (Mitchell) Beyler, Daniel (Christina) Martin, Peter (Susan) Martin and Eileen Martin; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Louise Rochester & Mary Ann DuBoise; her brother, Richard (Mary Kay) Vollmer; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Bernard and Albert Vollmer, Jr.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass, Monday, September 28th at 10:00 AM at Church of the Nativity of B.V.M. in Brockport. Interment will be held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may contribute to V.N.S. Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580 or Nativity Church of B.V.M., 152 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420 in Teresa’s memory.
Brockport: Thomas L Ryan, 66 of Brockport, formerly of Niagara Falls, was taken by Jesus to his heavenly home September 21, 2015 after a brief but valiant struggle against a rare and aggressive cancer.
Tom worked as an Authorized Inspector for Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company and Commercial Union for over 30 years where he made many long lasting friendships. He was a very active and devoted member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hamlin. Tom coached 7th and 8th grade basketball at St. John Lutheran School. In the past 2 years he was a faithful helper and “bouncer” every week at Lifetree Café. Tom was a dedicated college basketball fan, and he is in the Athletic Hall of Fame for his football accomplishments at his high school alma mater, Bishop Duffy, now Niagara Catholic in Niagara Falls. He could be found repairing all of his kids’ cars in his garage while listening to the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Tom loved his family more than life itself, and they were always the focus of his selfless love and devotion. He was an adoring, faithful husband to his best friend and soul mate Laura Amor; beloved father to Rosalee (Jeremy) Norred of Phoenix, AZ, Rachel (Garett) Schalge of Brockport, Joseph (Tracy) Amor of Raleigh, NC and Heather (Eric) Silvers of Melbourne, FL; also Kate Robbins of CA; brother to John (Bella) Ryan, Connie (Ed) Sturgeon, Aggie Ryan and Michael Ryan all of Niagara Falls; brother-in-law to David (Debi) Thom of Byron and Cory Coleman of Lima; grandchildren, Caiden Amor, Esten and Ava Schalge of Brockport, Tanner and Leah Norred of Phoenix, AZ, Storm and Corbin Robbins; many nieces and nephews and special mother-in-law Norma Thom of Holley. He was predeceased by his parents, John Francis Ryan and Constance (Lambert) Ryan of Niagara Falls.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 23rd from 5-8 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Avenue, Hilton. Tom’s Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 24th at 11 o’clock at St. John Lutheran Church, Lake Rd. in Hamlin followed by Interment in Hillside Cemetery in Holley. Those wishing may make donations to St. John Lutheran Church to support the Mission Team, 1107 Lake Road, West Fork, Hamlin, NY 14464.
Spencerport: September 18, 2015, age 81. Loretta was predeceased by her husband, Eugene. She is survived by her children, Anita (Christopher) Schmidt & Michael (Lana) Wilmart; sister, Betty Nicoles; grandchildren, Jennifer (Pat) McGrath, Jeremiah (Kelly) Schmidt & Suzanne (David) Prouix; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a special friend and caregiver, Cassandra Ryan.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Monday, September 21st at 10 AM at St. Lawrence Church in Greece. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
Hilton: Robert passed away peacefully on September 15th after a long illness at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Betty (Byrnes) Strong. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Strong, of Penfield; his brother, Charles, and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many dear friends, including his Dunbar Road neighbors, especially Dick Lippincott, John Stanton and Art and Monica Cosgrove. He cherished their friendship. Bob was highly decorated for his service in the South Pacific in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and the University of Rochester. He retired from Kodak after 42 years of service. Bob will be remembered for his generosity and his passion for serving his church and his community. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing on Lake Ontario and the Georgian Bay. His daughter wishes to express her sincere gratitude to his caregivers, especially Sharon Smith, Louise Joseph and the staff in the Green Unit at Heather Heights. Your loving care kept his safe and comfortable during his final years.
There will be no prior calling. A memorial service will be held at St. George’s Church on Saturday, September 19th at 11 AM. A Reception will follow. Interment will be held privately. Those wishing may make donations to St. George’s Church, 635 Wiler Rd., Hilton, NY 14468 OR the Alzheimers Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.
San Diego, CA: September 14, 2015, age 81. Predeceased by her husband, Harvey Wagner (2007); parents, John C. and Anne M. (Neid) Neuner. Survived by her sister, Jacqueline Ophardt, Hamlin, NY; her niece, Christine (Rich) Messmer, TX; nephews, Barry Johnson and his children, Nicole Morgan & Tanya Johnson of FL, Mark (Michelle) Johnson, their children, Bailey & Amber Johnson, Hamlin, NY; step-son, Scott (Olga) Wagner of NC; cousins; and her beloved dog, Jackie; all her wonderful friends in Rochester and San Diego, the Bunco girls. A special thank you to Shirley Umbuko, Linda Gorman and friend, Tony Parodoski.
Barbara was a 1953 graduate of Charlotte H.S. in Rochester, NY. She worked for American Airlines for 35 years as a Ticket Agent in both Rochester and San Diego. She was a member and past President of AA VanGuard, a member and past President of the 200 Club Golden Swingers and a volunteer at the ARC of San Diego Starlight Center. She has been a resident of Chula Vista, CA for over 40 years. A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held at a later date in Chula Vista, CA.
Hamlin: Born March 29, 1918 – Died September 13, 2015. John W. Leverenz was a life-long resident of Hamlin. He is survived by many cousins and friends. He was a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church.
There will be no prior calling. Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Wednesday at 2:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamlin, followed by Interment in Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to St. John Lutheran Church, 1107 Lake Rd., W. Fork, Hamlin, 14464 in John’s memory.
Brockport: September 11, 2015, Don Ainsworth, 91, son of the late Milton & Ruth Ainsworth. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Avis; his children, Robert (Elaine), Thomas (Mary Anne) Ainsworth and Susan (Gary) Smith, Donna Ainsworth (Don Voorheis), John (Sheri), Alan, Timothy (Sue) & Paul Ainsworth; 13 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren; his brother, Kenneth Ainsworth; sisters, Patricia (Ed) Priest & Iris Dickerson. Don was a Kodak retiree, WWII Veteran and First Sergeant in the National Guard.
Friends are invited to call Saturday, September 19th from 3-4 PM at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton where a Service will be held at 4 PM followed by Military Honors. Flowers gratefully declined. Those wishing may contribute to Lakeside-Beikirch Care Center, 170 West Avenue, Brockport, New York 14420 or a Charity of Choice in Don’s memory.
Gates: on September 7, 2015. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Allen (2002). She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Hall & Hardy Schulz.
Friends are invited to call Thursday from 5-8 PM at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home where a Funeral Service will be held at 8 PM. Entombment will be held in White Haven Memorial Park. Those wishing may contribute to the Animal Service League in memory of Margaret.