Weise, Patti A., MSW

Died November 9, 2018 at home.  Born December 19, 1952 in Buffalo NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Jeanette Pilarski.   She married Craig A. Weise onSeptember 11, 1982

Patti was a dedicated Emergency Medical Social Worker who worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, Strong Memorial and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. She graduated from Pittsford High School, from Roberts Wesleyan with a BSW and was a member of the first class from Roberts Wesleyan to earn a MSW.  She was a founding member of Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance and an Emeritus member of Henrietta Volunteer Ambulance where she served as Dispatcher, Medic, Driver, Advanced Life Support Provider, and was on the Board of Directors. She also worked for Gates Ambulance and Southeast Quadrant MCCU.  As an EMT, ALS instructor/evaluator, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Patti was a founding member of the Monroe-Livingston Critical Incident Debriefing team and taught about critical incident stress and emergency mental health.  She was a researcher in Field Termination.  Patti was an avid Bills fan, a love she got from her father.

She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years Craig and caring son David; sister Claire (Robert) Henrichs of Lisbon, Portugal; brothers Mark (Darlene) Pilarski of Rush, NY and Timothy (Jeanine) of Priest River, ID along with godsons Colin Pilarski and Collen Bowen; nephews Adam Pilarski, Alex Pilarski, Timothy Pilarski and niece Melissa Henrichs,  Step-son James (Rya) Weise of Gates, NY and grandchildren Brandon, Nathan and Ella Rose Weise of Chili, NY.

Patti was predeceased by her father Raphael Pilarski, mother Jeanette Pilarski, and godson Jason Skwieralski,and her beloved dog, Bentley.

A memorial service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to in her name to the Wayne County Humane Society, 1475 County House Road, Lyons, NY 14489 or South Perinton United Methodist Church, 291 Wilkinson Road, Fairport, NY 14450.


Korol, Curt A.

Rochester: Curt passed away on November 2, 2018. He was predeceased by his grandparents Floyd and Josephine Codding; aunt Margaret Codding and adopted father Alexander Korol. He is survived by his daughter Shelby Lynn Campo; siblings Dawn Ray, Linda Magley, Debra Korol, Jamie Derleth & Todd Korol; mother Patricia Korol; father James (Arletta) Derleth; nieces; nephews and cousins.

Per Curt’s wishes, services and interment will be private.  Curt was the heart and soul of every party and gathering. “Anytime you celebrate, may his spirit live on.”


​Weber, Brian Carl

Irondequoit: Brian passed away on November 3, 2018. He is survived by parents Stephen & Carla Weber & loving sister Kristin. He is also survived by his adored children Naomi, Nathan & Joshua & their mother Jane. Brian leaves aunts, uncles, cousins & partner Carol, all who loved him well.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2 pm at Irondequoit United Church of Christ, 644 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit, NY 14617. Contributions may be made for the benefit of Brian’s children with checks made payable to National Financial Services and mailed to National Financial Services, c/o Thorley Wealth Management, 1478 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534.


Althoff, Louissa J.

On November 1, 2018 around 9:30 pm, Louissa J. Althoff passed away peacefully. She was a strong woman who always put her family and friend's needs before hers. Louissa was the kind of daughter who wanted to help her family as much as she could, but also taught them to stand on their own. She was a very caring wife and a loving mother. We would always remember her bright smiles and kindness. She might not be with us physically anymore but we will always keep her in our hearts.


Williams, Etta N.

Rochester: Etta passed away on October 27, 2018. She was predeceased by her sister Beverly Cunliffe. She is survived by children Jennifer (John) Gentile, Amy Root and Stephanie Benjamin; grandchildren Andrew and Matthew Gentile, Michael Corvino, Noah and Lily Root, Kevin, Kara and Nathan Benjamin; nephews Brian Cunliffe and Michael Cunliffe; niece Maureen Marino.

Kindly consider a donation in Etta’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, by mail at 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.

Or you may use the link below to donate online:



Wygant, William C.

Rochester: On September 5, 2018 at age 90. Predeceased by wife of 54 years, artist Patricia Bryans Wygant. Survived by daughters Holly, Jackie (Chuck Williams), and Catherine (Dan Monroe), grand & great-grandchildren, nieces, nephew, and brother-in-law.

He earned a BFA from Syracuse and a MA in American History from the U of R. Bill founded Arctan Graphic Arts, a local leader in computer generated graphics. He also received a Lantern Award for his many years of service to AdCouncil.

Bill had a passion for non-fiction including; nautical history, archaeology, science, and religion. He loved to swim, sail and travel. Later, he became an accomplished cook and baker. He was an active member of Downtown United Presbyterian Church (Central Presbyterian) for more than 60 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 pm, Friday, October 26, 2018 at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh St. 14614. Park on the street or at the Sister Cities Garage, one block south of the church. Kindly consider contributing to DUPC Spirituality, Arts and Justice Center; Water for South Sudan; or YMCA of Greater Rochester.


Szabo, Rolf

Greece: Rolf passed away on October 20, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents Sandor and Ann Marie Szabo and brother Klaus Szabo. He is survived by his children Christian (Leda Pacelli) Szabo, Carrie Johnson and Carly (Patrick) Cross and their mother Marjorie Landowski; grandchildren Ian, Carter, Delaney, Stella and Wyatt; brothers Alex, Pete, Walt and Frank (Ruta); sisters Maria and Sue; nieces; nephews and cousins. Rolf worked at Eastman Kodak Company was a millwright. He was a graduate of East High School where he received numerous accolades for swimming and tennis. He loved golf, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6-9 pm at ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road (at Winton). Kindly consider donating to a charity of choice in Rolf’s memory.


McCutcheon, Kathleen M.

Batavia:  Kathleen passed away on October 8, 2018. She is predeceased by her mother Lottie (Black) Nelson. Survived by her loving husband James; father Andrew Nelson; children Jessica (Michael) Kohlbecker, James McCutcheon V, Matthew McCutcheon, James Mackmin; grandchildren Michael, Samantha, Champ and Ansley; sisters Audrey and Mary; brother Covert; numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Kathleen was originally from South Carolina, but moved to Batavia where she worked as a Customer Service representative at Wood Forest National Bank. 

Services and interment private.


Boland, Julian Joseph

Beloved son of Kimbly Boland & Mark Thomas passed away peacefully at his apartment in Buffalo on September 28, 2018 at age 29. Julian was a graduate of Trumansburg High School, Class of 2007 & an Engineering student at Erie Community College.

He will be remembered for his charm & quick wit.  He had an amazing ability to debate any topic, especially politics. He loved cooking & was already the master of throwing dinner parties & known for making the perfect sandwich.  He liked to play video games & was always listening to podcasts & documentaries.  He loved to walk in the forest or sit in the backyard & stare up at the stars.  Julian was a loyal friend & wonderful son.  He knew what was important in life.  He will be missed dearly.

He is also survived by brother Trevor Boland; sister Jolene Boland; grandmother Barbara Thomas; aunts & uncles Jake McClelland Jr., Dawn & Daryl Hall, Colleen Conway, Suzanne Boland, Michael & Lynn Boland, Steve Thomas & Grian McGregor, Larry Thomas & Denise Radtke , Zach Thomas; cousins Alison & Caryn Wirth, Jessica Conway , Schyler, Asher & Nicki Thomas. Julian was predeceased by his father Joseph D. Boland; grandmother Barbara Cator; grandfather Robert J. McClelland; grandparents Vaughn and Virginia Boland; grandfather Robert Thomas & uncle Frank McClelland.

A memorial celebration of Julian's life will be held Sunday, October 14 at 1pm at Taughannock Falls State Park, Route 89, Trumansburg, NY, Central Pavilion (those without a park pass just let them know you are there for the memorial).


Ward, Stephen D.

Rochester: Stephen passed away on September 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife Christine Ward; sons Stephen D. and Derek J. Ward; granddaughter Amelia; father Stephen D. Ward; mother Cecelia (Michael Lowry); sister Christie (Randy Merle); mother and father-in-law Sue and Brian Kier; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may call Thursday, September 27 from 4-7 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road. Prayers will follow visitation in the funeral home. Burial private. 


Miller, Jack Waring

It is with great sadness the Miller family announces the passing of Jack Waring Miller on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the age of 72. Jack is lovingly remembered by his wife of 35 years, Mary Kay andhis children Jason (Melinda), Darcie (Josh) Coleman, and Erik (Andrea).  Jack will fondly be remembered by his eight grandchildren, MacKenzie, Austin, Ayden, Zoey, Parker, Connelly Jack, Delaney, and Casey, by his sister Marsha (Duane) Fanning, brothers-in-law Kevin (Paula) Chaffee, Mark (Kathe Kneeland) Chaffee, nephews Mark Butusov, Brian Fanning, John Fanning, and niece Erin Grillo.

Jack was national sales manager for Buckhorn Inc., a division of Myers Industries for over 20 years prior to retirement.  His passion was long distance running and golf, a deep love for music and a desire to live life at full throttle no matter what he was doing. He was an entrepreneur, writer, published poet, speaker, and a die-hard Chicago Bears fan. He will always be remembered for his contagious laugh, sense of humor, quick wit, larger than life personality and his love for family and friends.

For more information regarding Jack’s Celebration of Life Services, please go to https://millercelebrationoflife.com/


Daeschner, Richard E.

Pittsford: Formerly of Hendersonville, NC passed away on September 12th, 2018 at the age of 90. Born in Detroit, Michigan on March 16, 1928, Dick grew up in surrounding Birmingham. After serving in the US Army as a Medical Aid in Germany and awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Dick attended Michigan State University where he graduated with a degree in economics. For over 35 years he worked for General Motors, with the Pontiac Motors Division as a zone manager. The family lived in multiple cities during his tenure with General Motors, including Beaverton, Oregon; Sudbury,  Massachusetts; Buffalo, New York and Columbus, Ohio. He retired to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 1988 where he and his wife lived until moving to the Highlands of Pittsford in Pittsford, NY in the Fall of 2015.

Richard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nelda Jean Daeschner (Crawford) and his two sons, Richard (Ann) and Michael (Joanna). Richard has 3 grandchildren, Melissa, David and Sophia along with many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents William and Helen (Cain) and siblings William (Mary Kay), Jack (Marilyn), Katherine (Carleton) McLain and his twin brother Robert (Phyllis).

An avid Michigan State Spartan fan and proud alumnus, he enjoyed following his “home” teams, the Detroit Lions and Tigers. An exceptional golfer, Dick and Jean spent many days on the greens of Hendersonville Country Club. At the Highlands, Dick joined the golf group, bridge club, and loved to dine with friends and family. Truly devoted to his wife and sons and their families, he took great pleasure in watching his grandchildren grow and become engaged in their studies. An avid reader, captivating story-teller with a passion for politics and current events, Dick was a true gentleman in all his interactions with others. He had the special gift of making one feel special with his undivided attention and charming blue eyes. His laughter will continue to be heard and his warmth felt.

Highlands of Pittsford, 100 Hahnemann Trail, Pittsford NY 14534 ℅ Jean Daeschner


Boaitey, Charles S.K.

Penfield: On February 15, 1937 Charles S. K. Boaitey was born to Kwame Asare Boaitey and Janet Okoromea. Born into a large family, he was the youngest of seven children, and lived his early years in Abomosu, Akim-Abuakwa region in Ghana West Africa. He attended Zion Secondary School, where he met his lifelong friend, the late Samuel Darko. He came to the United States to further his education in 1963 and was joined in 1964 by his former wife Akosua Mercy Obiri and son Kwame. The family would later expand in Boston, Mass with three additional sons, Kwadjo, Nana Yaw and Kwasi. and son Kwame. The family would later expand in Boston, Mass with three additional sons, Kwadjo, Nana Yaw and Kwasi.

As a young man Charles worked multiple jobs to provide for his growing family while he continued to pursue higher education, earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and later a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. He began his career in engineering at Texas Instruments in Attleboro, Massachusetts, then Digital Equipment Corporation in Springfield, Massachusetts, and later Xerox Corporation in Rochester New York, where he served as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. In 1983, he left Xerox to start his own company, Adeemera Enterprise. He combined his love for engineering with a passionate interest in food production inspired by his upbringing in Ghana. He developed several food production machines, including the Adeem 300 and Adeem 500 portable grinders. These inventions of Charles Boaitey were useful in the processing of maize, wheat, millet, rice soybeans, sorghum, peanuts cassava, coffee and sugar cane. In a July 1997 abstract for a workshop on Commercialization and Transfer of Agricultural Technology in Africa, Accra, Ghana by The Office of Sustainable Development Bureau for Africa, it noted that his company was“dedicated to the promotion of the growing needs of agribusiness in developing countries both in rural and urban areas by reducing labor intensive aspects of food production in developing countries.”
Charles was not only passionate about business, he loved his culture and the peoples of Africa. His favorite foods were Ghanaian staples: fufu, peanut butter soup, egusi and cassava. Because of his love of African culture, he was frequently asked to provide consultation for traditional Ghanaian naming, wedding and other ceremonies. His motto in life was “Nil Satis nisi Optimum” meaning, “nothing but the best will do”. The “best” for Charles was not material wealth, but strength of character, tenacity, fortitude, perseverance, eloquence, class and an indomitable will—all things of the spirit. Charles’ sense of “class” was also reflected in his dress. He regularly wore suits or dress shirts and slacks, even when not at work, and always looked professional. He loved to fish in his  favorite Thousand Islands archipelago on the St. Lawrence River and appreciated urban farming. For 41 years, Charles made Penfield New York, his home.

Charles passed away, on Friday September 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kwame Asare Boaitey and Janet Okoromea; his brothers and sisters; Yaw Buronya, Kwabena Amponsa, Kwaku Ofasu, Ama Afre, Ama Yeboah, and Akosua Sewaa. He leaves to mourn his passing four sons Kwame, Kwadjo, Nana Yaw and Kwasi whom he cherished; daughter-in-law Karama, granddaughter Ayoka; nephews Agyei, Eric, Yaw and a host of other extended family members and friends. They will miss him, and treasure his life well lived. His family members are all committed to his motto: “Nil Satis Nisi Optimum”.  May his dear soul rest in perfect peace.


Thompson-Owen, Janice M.

Rochester: Age 57. Janice passed suddenly on August 26th after a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Owen; son Richard (Christina) Thompson Jr.; mother Darlene Webb; brother Gregory Donahue; sister Kathleen (Michael) Morris; nephews Jonathan and Christopher Morris; mother-in-law Gail Owen; brothers-in-law Brian Reed and Christopher Owen.

Janice was an accomplished musician and was in a local band, Rumors, for 12 years. Professionally, after years of working as a paralegal, she branched out and started her own successful business providing independent paralegal services. Her favorite accomplishment and greatest joy was having her son, Rich. She enjoyed the simple things in life, spending time with family, listening to music, backyard camp fires, and taking care of her beloved dogs.

Family will be invited to a Celebration of Life Event to be planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center in her honor https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong-memorial/friends-of-strong/donate.aspx


Hart (Chalkley), Marilyn S.

Marilyn S. (Chalkley) Hart, 64, passed peacefully in her home on Sunday August 12, 2018, after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Marilyn was born in Orlando, FL in 1954 to John and Marilyn Joan (Miller) Chalkley, and moved to Shortsville, NY at age 12. From her genuine hospitality to her famous fried chicken, her love of front porch sittin’ to her greeting everyone with a wave and a smile, Marilyn displayed her southern roots in all that she did.

While her original profession was in the manufacturing of plastics for Mobile Chemical, in her thirties, she followed her heart into the role of caregiver. Marilyn helped to raise a great number of local children throughout the years, all whom she loved as her own, acquiring the beloved nick name, “Nana.”

Toting a stubborn, strong willed soul and the kindest of hearts, Marilyn was full spirited and always the life of the party. Her food soothed your soul, her stories made you laugh, and her smile made you feel like you were home. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who have had the pleasure of knowing her. Now free from the limitations and discomforts of her disease, Marilyn will forever be preserved within the hearts of those who love her, those whose lives she touched.

Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Joseph Hart Sr.; her mother Marilyn Joan (Miller) (Chalkley) Robbins; her son Joseph Hart Jr.; as well as other treasured family and friends. She leaves behind two daughters Christina Hart (Darin Rodgers) and Amy Hart; daughter in-law Erin (Joseph) Hart; three grandchildren Sydney Hart, Nolan Hart, and Cadence (Hart) Stapleton; sisters Judy (Jerry) Lonneville and Cheryl (Steven) Rose; brother Ronald (Linda) Chalkley; her father John Chalkley; her beloved dog Sophie; her dear friends at the Ritz and many additional friends and extended family members.

As an ode to living every day to its fullest, Marilyn made a point to spend a great amount of quality time with those she loved while she was still alive, particularly in her last months. Knowing her time was approaching, Marilyn chose to be the star of her own end of life celebration, surrounded by very close family and friends. As per her request, no services will be held following her passing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on Marilyn's behalf to The Hart Strong Foundation, a non profit organization founded in memory of her late son, Joe Hart. Donations are being accepted through the foundation's ROCovery Fitness 5K fundraiser page at the link below.



Jerome, Rita

Walworth: On August 6, 2018. Predeceased by husband William Jerome; son Wayne & daughter Caroline Jerome; granddaughter Wendy Jerome; several sisters & brothers. She is survived by her children Wally (Mary) Jerome, Janet (Pete) Murty, Dinah (Sam) Tarantello, Tom (Kecia) Jerome, Dan (Amy) Jerome, Marty (Michele) Jerome, Marlene Jerome; grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great-grandchildren; siblings Lulu Haning, William Campbell & Dorothy Ferris.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday August 9 at 12 pm in the All Saints Mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Meet at Lake Ave. gate. The family would like to thank the 3rd Floor Staff at St. Anne's Community for their compassionate care.

Horn, Elizabeth “Betsy”

Rochester, NY/Marlborough, MA: Betsy passed away on August 6, 2018 at the age of 61. She was predeceased by her mother Kathleen McCray. She is survived by her daughters Chanel Horn and Brittany Horn; grandchildren Kylie and Payton Wallace and Oriah Sherburne; dear friends and caretakers Christine Paradowski and Aurelio Perez and father of her children Dennis Horn. She also leaves behind her loving companion Gia.

Betsy had a lifelong love for animals and children. She spent many years as a pre-school teacher and a dog trainer and caretaker. She had a passion for the arts and loved drawing and painting. She enjoyed nature and spent a great deal of time gardening and taking long walks.

Services and interment private at the convenience of the family.


Avenel, Elizabeth A. “Libby”

Greece: On July 30, 2018. Predeceased by her husband William Avenel and step-son James Avenel, brother Bernard Coniff, and nephews Douglas Bibbee and Bernie Coniff. Survived by sisters Doris Berna and Mary Corlette as well as step-daughter Donna Retig; neices, nephews, great neices and nephew. Libby lived in Deltona, Florida for many years prior to moving to Rochester.

Services and entombment will be private.