Hamlin: Peacefully October 23, 2014. Donald Schafer, 94. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis; his children, Roxanne Schafer, Martha (Walter) Brandt, Katherine Schafer; his grandchildren, Amy (Jason) Noble and Sara McAuliffe; and great-grandchildren, Donielle, Katana & Hadyn: his sister, Irene Manitsas; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Schafer-Cole; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Don was predeceased by his son, Donald, 1978 and brother, John.
Friends are invited to call Sunday 4-7 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton. Don's Memorial Service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamlin. A Private Interment will be held in Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to St. John Memorial Fund or Hamlin Volunteer Ambulance in Don's memory.
Greece: Peacefully October 22, 2014. Richard Van Meter, 85, was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, 2012. He is survived by his children, Debbie (Roger) Benson, Kathy (Seb) Burritt, Susan Bertrand (Tom Ford) and Rick (Cindy) Van Meter; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Marjorie Winkler. Richard was predeceased by his brothers, Stanley, Dennis & Cecil. He was a Navy Veteran and Kodak retiree.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday, October 29th from 4-7 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Avenue, Hilton where a Service will be held at 7 p.m. after calling. Private interment will be in Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the National Parkinson's Foundation of Greater Rochester. PO Box 23204, Rochester, NY 14692 in his memory.
Hilton: October 21, 2014, 97. Pre-deceased by spouses, Earl Vernon "Tim" Hill & D. William Alpaugh; brothers, Ted, Chet, & Junior Kucmerowski; sisters, Helen Swartwood & Loretta Parshal. Survived by sister-in-law, Elizabeth "Boots" Kucmerowski ; longtime friends, Marge Cassick & Rhea Attile; many caring nieces, nephews, & friends in the U.S. & Canada.
Service will be held at the convienence of the family. Interment, Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home.
Rochester: Alexander Loj, 69, of North Hutchinson Island Florida, passed away, Saturday, October 11, 2014 in hospice.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 18th at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd. in Rochester, New York 14617. Father Igor Krekhovetsky will be officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. The Family will be available prior to the service at the St. Mary's Church Hall (behind the church) from 8:30 until 9:30 AM, prior to the funeral service. A luncheon, at St. Mary's Church hall, will follow the burial service and start approximately 2:00 PM.
Alex was born April 15, 1945. He graduated from Edison Technical and Industrial High School in 1964, the University of Rochester in 1969, and received his MBA from SUNY Brockport in 1981. On July 19, 1969 he married the former Maria Mykulak in Rochester. Alex had a lifelong passion for the game of soccer and a deep love of his Ukrainian heritage. His tireless dedication can be seen in the countless hours volunteered to both the Ukrainian community and the sport of soccer.
Alex is survived by his wife, Mary of North Hutchinson Island, FL; two sons, Eugene and Mark, his Brother Eugen and Sister-In-Law Maria, Nieces Tamara and Katherine, and grand-niece Alexandra.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS donations to St. Mary's Church (address above). Arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton.
Hilton: Oct. 11, 2014. Steven R. Fowler, 55. Survived by his wife, Linda (Troendle) Fowler; his sons, Michael (Isabella Young), Andrew and Ryan (Amanda Jones) Fowler; his parents, Harry & Marguerite (Justice) Fowler; brothers, Norman (Sue) and Charles (Joanie) Fowler; his sister, Brenda (Richard) Knorr; several aunts, uncles, cousins including his special cousin, Michael (Mary) Justice; and many friends including James Talbot and Mike Whelehan; and his faithful companion "Tully."
Steve was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School, Onondaga Community College and SUNY Brockport. He was the longtime Recreation Director for the Town of Parma and very involved in his community. He was a member of the Genesee Valley Recreation & Park Society, New York State Recreation & Park Society and the National Recreation & Park Association. He was a Chapter Director for the National Youth Sports Coaches Association, member of the Monroe County Parks Advisory Committee and the Youth Services Quality Council of Rochester & Monroe County, and an honorary member of the Rho Phi Lambda, Alpha Epsilon Chapter at SUNY Brockport. He was honored with numerous professional awards and was instrumental in achieving national accreditation for the Hilton Parma Recreation Department in 2007. “Fowler Field” at Parma Town Park was dedicated to him in September 2013. Steve was a strong supporter of all Hilton High School Cadet athletics and touched many lives in the Hilton Parma community over the past 26 years of service.
Friends are invited to call Sun., October 19th, 4-7 at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME INC., 735 East Ave., Hilton. Memorial Service, Monday at 11 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Those wishing may contribute to the Hilton Education Foundation, PO Box 232, Hilton, NY 14468 or at www.hiltoneducationfoundation.orin Steve's memory."
Rochester: October 8, 2014, 99. Predeceased by daughter, Mariana Cronberg. Survived by daughter, Susan (Anthony) Cotsworth; grandchildren, Kim (Don) Young, Lisa (Al) Johnson, Lars (Carrie) Cronberg, Tania (Steve) Cochran & Adrian (Donna) Cotsworth; 9 great-grandchildren & 2 nieces.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Maca's Life at Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Rd. on October 19, 2014 from 12-3. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS donations to The Craig A. Goodrich Dog Shelter, 80 Railroad Ave., Hamlin, NY 14464. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home.
Hilton: October 6, 2014. Neoma Rose Clouse was born on January 11, 1934 in Surrey, North Dakota, a daughter of William Clouse & Grace (Smith) (Dinius) Clouse. She had a full sister, Martha Kaltoft; a full brother, William Clouse; and 13 half sisters and brothers. She was predeceased by her son, David Dodds. Survived by her husband, Kay Dodds of Hilton; a daughter, Kayla Dodds & grandchildren, Joycelyn & Jamie Sue Dodds of Galway, NY and her brother, William Clouse of Alden, Iowa.
Throughout her life Neoma faced chronic pain and sleeplessness with grace and good cheer. Her faith, compassion, industry, and humor made family life a welcome refuge. Neoma was an excellent seamstress, teaching adult education classes. She was an avid gardener, bestowing vegetarian bounty on friends and neighbors. She served the Lord faithfully in many church callings. Neoma succumbed from suffering the continuing ravages of Alzheimer's disease and will be sorely missed by family, many friends, & neighbors.
Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday from 4-7 at the THOMAS E, BURGER FUNERAL HOME, 735 East Ave., Hilton. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at 6 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4088 Lake Rd., Brockport, NY. Private Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Roch., NY 14620. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=neoma-r-dodds&pid=172723821&fhid=7327#sthash.UZifdW8W.dpuf
Greece: Oct. 4, 2014, age 74. Predeceased by sister, Catherine Allardice. Survived by wife of 50 years, Patricia; daughter, Beverly (John) Copeland; brother, John (Judy) Polle; sisters, Ann (Don) Barnes, Judy (Ray) Ferrigno, Barbara (Stephen) McIntyre & Mary (Jerry) Stomper; grandson, David Copeland; special aunt, Betty Nacy; brother-in-law, James Allardice; several Nieces. nephews & many Friends.
Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, 4-7 PM. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton, where a Service will be held at 7 PM. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greece Vol. Amb., 867 Long Pond Rd., Roch., NY 14612.
Hilton: Oct. 3, 2014, at age 24. Shane Michael passed with his beloved parents Shane and Tammy Baxter at his side, and surrounded by numerous loving family and friends. Predeceased by his grandfathers, Albert Baxter, Gordon Lasch; and uncle Scott Baxter. Survived by his grandmothers, Mildred Baxter & Mary Lasch; his uncles, Kyle (Teena) Baxter, Mark Baxter & John Seaman; aunts, Krin (Rick) Seal & Deborah Rowe (Edward Merritt).
Shane Michael loved making people happy, and his mischievous smile and ways will remain in our hearts forever.
Family & friends are invited to call Monday, 5-8 PM at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, 735 East Ave., Hilton, where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Craig A. Goodrich Dog Shelter, 80 Railroad Ave., Hamlin, NY 14464.
Hilton/Rochester: April 5, 1965 – September 3, 2014. It is with our Greatest and Deepest sorrow that we announce the death of our loving brother Jimmy. He was a Hilton High School and Morrisville College Graduate. He served his tour of Duty for the Navy in the Persian Gulf War aboard the USS San Jose AFS-7. He leaves behind his daughter - Cynthia Rose Kozlowski; his brothers and sisters - Robert (Judy) Collins, Richard (Bonnie) Kozlowski, Patricia (Rick) VanBortle, Barbara Efing, Debora (Michael) Otto, Kathleen Sansocie (Randy), Marcia (Bruce) Barnhart, John Kozlowski, Linda (David) Bobzin and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Eugene Kozlowski & Stella (Leo) Steiner and brother-in-law Kevin Efing.
Friends may call on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton where a Service will be held at 7 p.m. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Thursday at 11am.