Cripps, LeRoy

Greece: LeRoy passed away on July 14, 2018.  He is survived by his loving wife Winifred; daughters Kimberly (Steev) Sutton, Heather (Jerry) Woytash, Jennifer (Tom) Chase and Guinevere Cripps; grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  LeRoy was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Services will be announced at a later date.  Donations would be appreciated to any of LeRoy's favorite charities that assist Veterans.

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Taft, Edward G.

It is with great sadness that the family of Edward G. Taft announces his passing after courageously battling cancer on July 10, 2018.  Edward was born October 6, 1945 to Harry and Dorothy (Knight) Taft.   Edward will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters, Harry (Dee) Taft, Marlene (Frank) Scarson, Robert Taft, John Taft, Dorothy (Tim) Sykes; longtime friend Dave Smith; aunt Helen (Knight) Joslin; uncle James (Carol) Knight; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Arthur John Taft.

Edward was a veteran who served in the US Navy aboard the USS Norris.  After his service to his country he was an auto body painter.  He moved to Hollywood, Florida in 1975, and continued his passion for painting.  Eddy was a fun loving and outgoing brother, cousin, uncle and friend.  He will be sadly missed by his friends and family.

A graveside service will be held Monday, July 16, 2018 at 1 pm at White Haven Memorial Park located at 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534.  Memorial donations may be made to Serenity House of Victor, 1278 Brace Road, Victor, NY 14564.

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Tokos, Judith

Judith E. Tokos, 74, of Binghamton, left this world behind on July 3rd after a courageous battle with cancer. Judi was born in Rochester on December 3, 1943. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years, Charles Tokos; parents, George and Audrey Mura; and brother, Michael Mura.  She is survived by her brother, Tom Mura and family; sister, Anne Mura; nephew, Mark Mura and family; and niece, Kim Mura.  Although her list of family is short, her list of close friends is not and include: Karen Avedisian, Jeff Bianconi and family, Jo Childs, CelestaGartell, Kim Hahne, Bonnie Hauber, Eileen Osvold, Kristin and Rick Stefano; as well as her constant companion of the last four years, Ron Jerauld.

Judi graduated from SUNY Cortland with her bachelor’s Degree and in 1966 started working in the Union Endicott School District as a physical education teacher. Judi was a pioneer in Title 9 rights in her position as track and field coach at U.E. In respect to achieving equality for women in athletics, it was a trying time.  As president of the field hockey association, Judi was instrumental in bringing girls sports out of the shadows in Section Four.  She also advocated for equal pay rights in sports officiating.Judi retired as a guidance counselor from U.E. in 1999.Judi thoroughly enjoyed retirement and spent much time reading, gardening, canoeing, traveling, and generally celebrating life with her friends and Ron and his family.

Judi will be laid to rest next to Charlie in Maple Grove Cemetery, Port Crane, where a private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations could be made in Judi’s name to the Leukemia Foundation or Mom’s House in Johnson City.

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Meister (Becherer), Ingeborg

Rochester: At age 83, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones and beloved pets. Mrs. Meister was a lifelong member of the Humane Society and dedicated a majority of her time as a volunteer at the National Cat Protection Society of San Diego. She is survived by her sister Irene Fady, cousin Yvonne Lydell, nephew Glenn Grana and his wife Marlene, as well as other neices and nephews. She was loved and will be missed by Joey, Ella, Ava, Joe, Nick, and Alexis Grana. Services and Interment will be private.

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Skeels, Robert Monroe

 

Palmyra, NY: Died on Sunday June 17, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 11,30 am on Saturday, June 23 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 2801 Temple Rd. In Palmyra, NY.

Robert was born in Coldwater, NY to Howard Skeels and Grace Wentz. He retired from Garlock after 44 years of service as a Materials Engineer. He also served in the Armed Forces of the US Navy.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Nancy Aliff Skeels; children James R. Skeels, Karen L. Miley of New Port Richey, FL and Robin A. Phillips of Dallas, TX; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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Thornton, Michael M. “Iron Mike”

Rochester: On June 15, 2018. Survived by his loving wife Kimberly Webb; his father Michael & his wife Diane Thornton; mother Evelyn Thornton, brother Shawn Thornton; step-brothers Michael (Dana) Soucy, Mark Sr. (Lisa) Soucy, Maurice Soucy, Martin (Vicki) Soucy; step-sister Michelle Soucy-Steves.

Friends and Family are invited to the Canandaigua American Legion, 454 N. Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 on Sunday June 24, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a Celebration of Life. Kindly Consider www.RescuedTreasures.com in his memory.

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Miller (Sewell), Molly Elizabeth

Henrietta - June 6, 2018. Beloved wife of Mark Miller; devoted mother of Edward (Christina) Miller and Samantha (Harrison Fluss) Miller; sister of Eileen (Tom) Soebbing, Sheila (Todd) Patterson; brother Michael (Darlene) Hook; mother-in-law Janice Miller; brother-in-law Michael (Dolores) Miller; sister-in-law Loretta (David) Miller; also survived by nieces Lindsay Tipton, Kara Schrader, Carisa Siegel, and nephews Keith Patterson and Eric Miller.

All those who love Molly are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 12th at 1:00 pm at St. Louis Church (64 S. Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital (601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642).

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​Cassata, Pauline Marie

Rochester: On May 29, 2018. Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph A. Cassata. Survived by her children Dianne Cassata & Frank Cassata; grandchildren Julia (Jeff Woodcock), Jamie (Christina Loniewski), Justin (Laura Burley) & Kevin Cassata; great-grandchildren Bailey Cassata, Jaxon Woodcock & Lydia Cassata; mother of Kevin & Justin, Cathy Cassata; many friends; cousins; nieces & nephews.

Friends & family are invited to a Funeral Mass Monday, June 4 at 10 am at St. Ambrose Church, 25 Empire Blvd. A reception will follow at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 553 Humboldt St. Interment will be private at the family’s convenience.

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Shirley A. Andrzejewski

Newark: Shirley passed away on May 28, 2018. She was predeceased by her son Kevin. She is survived by her son John (Christie) Andrzejewski; grandchildren Amanda (Joe) Mullins, Kevin Jr., Jessica, Briana & Damien Andrzejewski, Brittany Covert; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters Jeanette (Robert) Storrs & Pearl Kemp; brothers William (Bev) Kemp & Harold Kemp.

A Celebration of Shirley's Life will be announced at a later date.

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Klosek, Joseph E. “Joey”

Joseph Edward “Joey” Klosek, 51 years old of Penfield, New York passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018 surrounded by his family, friends and his amazing caregivers from Heritage Christian Services at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY of natural causes complicated by dementia.

Joey was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 24, 1967 to Margaret and Joseph Klosek, Jr. Joey had been a resident with Heritage Christian Services for the past 28 years. Joey worked at Springdale Farms caring for animals for over 20 years. He also actively volunteered in his community and participated in many Special Olympics. Joey loved being the center of attention and could brighten any room. His sense of humor would always make you smile. While Joey was small in stature he had a mighty spirit. Joey was always kind and gentle to anyone he met, and you couldn’t help but love him. He had a life-long love of animals, $5 bills, fire trucks, walkie talkies and all things Christmas. He loved to play Jingle Bells on his guitar. Like his hero “the Fonz” he would always give you two thumbs up.

Joey is pre-deceased by his mother Margaret. He is survived by his father Joseph Klosek, Jr. and his sisters Dorothy Klosek and Eileen Meyer.

In lieu of flowers the family would love a donation be made in Joey’s name to:

 https://donate.heritagechristianservices.org/

Love Lives On

Those we love remain with us

for love itself lives on,

and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone.

Those we love can never be

more than a thought apart,

far as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.

Thanks so much for the smiles. “I happy”

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Andrew J. Graziano "AJ“

Greece: AJ passed away suddenly on May 22, 2018 at age 30. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents Dominic and Louise Polimen and paternal grandfather Andrew Graziano. AJ is survived by his adoring parents Daryl and Patricia Graziano; loving sisters Lynsie (Bray) Jones and Darrah Graziano; nephew Louis Mancini; paternal grandmother Jean Burleigh and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Andrew was a beautiful soul and will be forever loved and missed. No prior calling hours. All are invited to his Funeral Mass On June 16, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Lawrence Church on N. Greece Road.

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Thiele, Jacob

Rochester: Jacob passed away on May 19, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley. He is survived by his children Steven Thiele, Donna (Gary Lessord) Thiele, Roger (Karen) Thiele and Rhonda Thiele; grandchildren Roger (Jenna) Thiele, Timothy Thiele and June Lessord, Janice O’Donnell & Richard O’Donnell; great-granddaughter Sara Thiele; brother Lyell (Helen) Thiele.

Family and friends are invited to attend Jacob’s Graveside Service on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:30 at Riverside Cemetery (please meet at front gate).

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Weeks, Patrick A.

Rochester: On May 13, 2018. Survived by daughters Nicole (Al) Proia, Kimberly Weeks & Brittany (Andy) Weeks. His mother Carol Weeks; sister Michele (Gary) Guay; brothers Dale, Perry and Christopher Weeks; grandsons Antony & Joey, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Services and Interment private at the convenience of the family.

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Shaver, Barbara

Prattsburgh: On May 4, 2018 at age 87. Barbara was born in Bath, NY on May 26th, 1930. She is predeceased by loving husband Shirley Shaver; sister Mary Eastman & brother-in-law Neil Eastman. Survived by children Pamela (Richard) Green, Douglas (Lori) Shaver, Lisa (Jim) Bailey; grandchildren Marshall (Shannon) Green, Alana (Brian) Gruss, Ethan (Lindsay) Green, Brad Shaver, Rebekah (Derek) Srygley, Jeffrey (Tawna) Bailey, Christopher (Shelby) Bailey; several great-grandchildren; special niece Susan Kaufmann & many other nieces & nephews.

Barbara & Shirley were longtime owners of Red & White Grocery & Super Duper of Prattsburgh, members of the Presbyterian Church of Prattsburgh & Order of the Eastern Star. Barbara was a graduate of Prattsburgh Central School and Rochester Business Institute. Barbara worked as medical secretary for Dr. English in Naples, NY and as school secretary for George T. Farley at Prattsburgh Central School. She volunteered for many years with the Prattsburgh Historical Society & Narcissa Prentiss House.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 beginning at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of Prattsburgh. A reception will follow the Memorial Service. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be directed to Benincasa Hospice, 3880 Rush Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY 14506.

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