Hilton: On the morning of March 25, 2015, at age 45, and after a courageous battle against cancer, Kelly passed peacefully surrounded by her family. Kelly never lost her positive attitude or her care and concern for her family and everyone around her.
Kelly is survived by her sons; Zackary and Andrew Fairchild, husband; James A. Fairchild and her mother, Susan Paul; her sisters Tammy Smith & Jody States; and her brothers, Mike & Robert Coots.
Kelly’s focus throughout her life was always on everyone around her, from Zackary, Andrew and Jim to the rest of her family, she continued to think of others before herself. She was a very efficient, detail-oriented woman, always ready with helping hands. She was never afraid to teach and show people how to do things the right way from the beginning, from balancing the checkbook to teaching coworkers her professional tasks.
She and her family enjoy many outdoor activities. As her illness progressed, Kelly did not give up and her bright and cheerful attitude helped her and everyone get through difficult days.
Kelly was a true martyr in Life, not in Death.
Family and friends are invited to attend Kelly’s calling hours Sunday, March 29th from 2-5 PM at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton with a Memorial Service to follow at 5:00 PM.
Kelly had some final wishes that she felt very strongly about. Please leave your cell phone in the car or silence it when attending services, and Do Not SendFlowers, donations may be made to the Leo Center for Caring, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621.The staff at the Leo Center for Caring provided wonderful care for Kelly and comfort for her family. Therefore to continue Kelly’s caring attitude towards others she wishes that donations be made to the Leo Center.
Arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home.
Brockport: March 22, 2015, age 95. Ruth was predeceased by husbands, Harris Epke & Clarence Leistman. She is survived by her step-sons, Gary (Alice) & Maurice (Jenny) Leistman; nieces and nephews, Nancy (Larry) Kaplan, Maryann (Paul) Nichol, James (Penny) Kretchmer; several great-nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Avenue, Hilton. Ruth’s Memorial Service will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Brockport. Interment will be held in the spring in Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Organ Fund of the First Baptist Church of Brockport, 124 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420.
Hilton: March 21, 2015, age 66. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Albert & Anna and brothers, George & Lonnie Clark. He is survived by his children, Jamie (Kim), Bryan, and Katie Clark; sisters, Chris (Ken) Ochs & Debra (Brian) Fauci; grandchildren, Annabella, Evan, Gianna & Audrianna Clark; several aunts, uncles and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton, where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Falls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Albert to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KA 66675.
Greece: March 21, 2015, age 92. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Gerhard and grandson, Kurt Guenther. She is survived by her sons, John (Susan) and Sigurd (Christina) Guenther; 4 grandchildren, Eric (Melissa), Samuel (Kristy), Steven (Esther) Guenther and Holly (William) Holden.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Greece Assembly of God Church, 750 Long Pond Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Greece Volunteer Ambulance, 867 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, 14612.
Hilton: 79, peacefully in her sleep on March 20, 2015. Leslie was born in Rochester to George & Irene Burandt on April 11, 1935. She graduated from Charlotte High School and shortly thereafter married Michael Richard Groves in 1954. Leslie was a homemaker and enjoyed the outdoors, reading and spending time with her family. She was a remarkable woman whom the good Lord so loved. He marked her passing with a total eclipse of the sun in the northern hemisphere. She was predeceased by her parents, George & Irene; brothers, George Jr. & John Burandt; sisters, Jeanne Nolan & Ruth Crouch. She is survived by her husband, Michael “Dick”, sister, June “Irene” Burandt; sons, Michael Jr., Steven (Mavis), and Scott; granddaughters, Jenifer & Elle Groves; and her little dog Lilly, whom, like the rest of us, will be lost without her.
At Leslie’s request, there will be no formal viewing or services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or Northstar Sportsman’s Club, PO Box 212, Hilton, NY 14468.
Brockport, March 19, 2015 at age 53. Dody is survived by her loving companion of 27 years, Robert D. Smith; her mother, Dorothy "Dottie" Webster; siblings, Rudy (Judi), Ken (Tammy), Steve (Audrey) Benda, Andrea Garrett, Heidi Webster (Erhard Grundl) & Sylvia (Thomas) Reitmier; her uncle, Harry R. Miller Jr.; several nieces, nephews & cousins; also her extended family at the Fred W. Hill School and Brockport Central School. She was predeceased by her step-father Clark D. Webster.
Services will be held at a later date. Interment will be held in Mt. Albion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fred W. Hill Student Council, 40 Allen St., Brockport, NY 14420 in loving memory of Dody.
Greece: Gone to be with the Lord on March 16th, 2015 at the age of 71. "Frank" was born in Providence, Rhode Island on May 24, 1943 and is predeceased by sister, Sheridan and brother, John. He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughter, Dawn (Ken) Whalen, son, Jeffery; grandchildren, Kyle, Bailey, and Makenna Whalen; several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 p.m. at Walker Bible Baptist Church, 1425 Walker Lake Ontario Rd., Hilton, NY. Donations in lieu of gifts can be made directly to the church.
Hilton: On March 10, 2015, age 84. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann Kanous; his daughter, Jerrie Ann (Kenneth) Ruschak & son, James R. (Sheila Wimer) Kanous; grandchildren, Mason Kanous, Amy (Tomasz) Religa, Trevor (Lauren) Kanous, Michael (Irina Bromberg) Ruschak; a great-granddaughter, Arielle Elise Religa; also his sister, Eleanor Kanous. Roy was a retiree of Kodak with 37 years of service as a Chemical Engineer, a charter member of Knights of Columbus Council #9461, and served the Town of Parma as Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, a member of the Planning Board and the Parma Republican Committee.
Friends may call Friday from 4-7PM at THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, 735 East Ave., Hilton and are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Saturday at 10AM in St. Leo the Great Church, Hilton. Those wishing may contribute to St. Leo's Church or the Alzheimer's Association in his memory. Spring Interment, Parma Union Cemetery.
Barbara “Barb” Ann Bergeron, age 73, passed from this life on March 6, 2015 peacefully in Boynton Beach, FL.(Her loving 73-year old heart finally gave way) Her birth was celebrated in Rochester, NY on June 14, 1941 by her mother Constance (Alma) Caimano and later by adoptive father, Alfred E. Caimano.
Barbara Ann is survived by her husband of 47 years, Alfred Bergeron; two sons John (Samantha LaPointe), Edwin (Yaima Cordero),& 7 beloved grandchildren; one brother Roger (Jonatha Smith) Caimano; & many nieces and nephews.
Time with family was precious to her. She was an independent spirit with a strong will but always put her family first with undaunted courage and unselfish devotion to her children.
Barb grew up in Rochester and graduated from Irondequoit high School in 1960. A quote in her high school yearbook described her - “she encourages natural beauty with her hands.” These words carried true throughout her life.
She received her Degree in Nursery Education from the State University of NY at Cobleskill in 1962 where she participated as Chaplain in Alpha Lambda Phi. She earned her BA in Elementary Education from the University of NY at Brockport in 1964. Her greatest love after her family was teaching primary grades in the Hilton School District for 25 years. Barb also loved teaching arts and crafts for the former Genesee Settlement House in downtown Rochester, NY; and in Hilton, NY she loved teaching swimming for the Red Cross.
Barb enjoyed her several travels to England, France, Italy and Alaska. Here at home, her favorite football team was the Buffalo Bills. She enjoyed golf, running, canoeing and bicycling. She prized over 25 trophies and ribbons in competitive 10K running races like Bonny-Bells.
Barb retired with her husband to Central FL in 2002 where she continued her daily swims of 80 laps and then golf. After her health began to fail, they relocated to The Villages, FL.
Barb was a devoted follower of the Catholic Church where her convictions deepened throughout her life. She strove to model the Beatitudes. She was kind, loving, inquisitive, yet simple and shy, and only had positive words to share with anyone she encountered. She loved her little poodles and cared deeply about people. Barb left a legacy of forgiveness, integrity and generosity with all those she influenced especially several very close friends.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 pm at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton and are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Friday at 9:30 am at St. Leo the Great Church in Hilton. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity in honor of Barbara Ann.
Arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton, NY.
Hilton: March 6, 2015, 87. James was predeceased by his daughter, Susanne Gouger. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Daily; children, Diane (Frank) D’Ambrosia, Tim (Joan) Daily, Patty (Lenny) DeJohn & Pam Heid; sister, Marge Charlebois; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends can call on Monday 4 – 7 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton. Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo Church, Hilton. Spring Interment will be held in Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.