Obituaries

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Dagmar Bernice Christine Vincent

Rochester: On April 11, 2014, Dagmar Bernice Christine Vincent, born November 15, 1928, Sargeant, MN; the daughter of Gullick and Emma Hellen. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Cecil Vincent and brother, Gerhard Hellen. Survived by 3 children, Sheridan Vincent of Rochester, NY, Cynthia (David) Merhar of Plymouth, MN and Erick (Susan) Vincent of Bainbridge Island, WA; 2 grandsons, Andrew Merhar and William Merhar of Plymouth, MN; and 1 great-grandson, Leland Merhar. She attended school in Austin, MN. Following a successful career as a homemaker, she worked in retail sales in West St., Paul, MN.

Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Rochester, Minnesota, will be at the convenience of the family.



Katherine "Tootie" Groh

Greece: April 10, 2014. Predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Groh; son, Robert M. Groh; and sister, Ann Davis. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Michael Ratigan; daughter-in-law, Sue Groh; sisters, Stella Kayson and Eleanore Clohessy; grandchildren, Kayti (Jack) Whittaker, Kara (David) Rowell and Maggie Ratigan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. An active member of her church, she was a regular at the YMCA and on a women's golf league, yet still found time to donate countless hours to the Ronald McDonald charity. Family brought her the greatest joy. All who knew her will miss her kindness, smile, quick wit and generosity. Her favorite saying was "What's new?!"

Friends may call Sunday 1-4 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 9:00 Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sunset House, 3746 St. Paul Blvd., 14617.



Jaclyn Elizabeth Overmyer

Rochester: April 8, 2014. Jackie was the 3rd child of 8 born in her home City of Rochester, NY on May 11, 1929. She was a high school graduate of Jefferson High School where she was very active in school activities and graduated with honors in 1946. She then met and married Ronald Paul Overmyer at the age of 18 on Valentines Day in 1947. They started life together in Rochester and early on in their marriage they moved to Brockport and successfully raised seven children.

Jackie had numerous accomplishments in life. One of many was to assist her youngest daughter who was born with cerebral palsy. Jackie's vision, energy and involvement led to the development of the Al Sigl Center to obtain assistance for her daughter and others who need those valuable services that continue today. Throughout her life she has continued to volunteer in children and senior services until her health started failing a few years ago.

Jackie processed the greatest of human spirit and love for all that she met. Continually throughout the years her home and heart were always open at any time for any one who needed a hand or an understanding ear. Jackie leaves us loved by so many people of different ages and walks of life. There wasn't a day she didn't have a positive impact on people she met. Her life remains a personal testament to the love, integrity, strength and kindness that one finds in so few. Jackie and her indelible spirit will be greatly missed.

She lost her husband of 43 years in 1990 and unfortunately witnessed the passing of her oldest son Thomas John Overmyer in 2009. Jackie is survived by her remaining children, Karen Ann Overmyer, Ronald Todd Overmyer, James Paul Overmyer, Stephen "Ove" Overmyer, Jerry Robert Overmyer and Jackie Sue Overmyer. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Friday 4-7 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Service immediately following at 7 PM.



Joan F. Okita ( "Fran")

Rochester: Unexpectedly April 2, 2014. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Masao "Mas"; children, Denise (Ken Willick) Okita, Patrick (Shelley Griewahn) Okita of VA; grandchildren, Robin & Kevin Willick, Jessamine Griewahn-Okita; nieces, nephews. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Red Hat Society, Wise Women, Women's Army Corps and a retiree of Strong Memorial Hospital.

Friends may call Sunday 1-4 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English & Latta). Funeral Service 11 a.m. Monday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4115 Dewey Ave. Entombment Riverside Cemetery.


Anna M. Scardino (Magione) (Bongiovanni)

Greece: March 22, 2014. Predeceased by her sisters, Nancy Tandoi and Mary Tisa. Survived by loving children, Janice (Gene) Curcio, Ronald (Rowena) Bongiovanni; grandchildren, Leslee (Sam) DiMaggio, Craig (Deanna) Kaszuba, Toni Ann Nickens & Anne Marie Tomisato; her great-grandchildren, Sal, Anthony, Gianni, Natalia, Joey, Cheyenne, Nathaniel, Micah; sister-in-law, Carmella Schroeder; nieces & nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice for their compassion & care.

Friends may attend a Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Saturday April 5th at St. Mark's Church (Kuhn Rd.) Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice.



Wendy L. Pagano

Hilton: March 30, 2014 at age 45. Wendy passed peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was predeceased by her mother, Carol Marshall; and survived by her loving husband, Tony; and son, Anthony; father, Steve Marshall; sister, Tammy (Nelio) Flores; father-in-law, Anthony Pagano; sister-in-law, Michelle Diaz; brother-in-law, Mark (Lorrie) Pagano; nieces, Amanda, Megan, Samantha and Corina; nephew, Matthew; many ohter relatives and friends.

Friends may call Thursday 4-8 at the Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English and Latta). Funeral Mass 9:30 Friday at St. Theodore's Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Educational Trust Fund for her son Anthony Pagano c/o Anthony Pagano, 777 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14612.

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Tony, Anthony & family,
We were deeply saddened to hear of Wendy's passing. May you all find comfort in the memories you shared with her. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim, Toni & Taylor Gillette,
Brockport, New York

Tony and Anthony we are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything you need.
Jerry and Mimi Caruso
~ Jerry and Mimi Caruso, Greece, New York





Michael B. Curtin

Rochester: Passed away on March 29, 2014 at age 64. Michael is predeceased by his parents, Carol B. and Richard K. Curtin. He is survived by his siblings, Kathleen (Kenneth) Bartholomew, Timothy Curtin, and Maureen "Missa" Matte; his goddaughters, Erin (Donald) Telesca and Sarah Matte; and his other nieces and nephews, Katie (Earle) Killius, Kristy (Steve) Schulenberg, Kevin Curtin, Alison Curtin and Brian Matte; Mary Beth Curtin; 8 great-nieces and nephews. Michael worked for the Rochester City School District for 41 years, was a lifelong NY Giants and Notre Dame football fan, and loved NY City, where he traveled often.

Friends may call Tuesday, April 1st, from 9-11 AM at the Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English and Latta). Funeral Mass immediately following at 11:30 at Holy Cross Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Golisano Children's Hospital.

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Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. My heart goes out to all, with my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences.
~ Tracy Mahoney, Wilson's Mills, North Carolina



Shirlene M. (Eva McKinney) Palmer

Greece: Shirlene Eva McKinney Palmer, born July 7, 1923, in Lubec, Maine, passed from this life into Heaven at 4 PM on March 28, 2014. Shirlene was a talented musician, loved to garden & had a keen mind and dry wit. Known for her reverence for God, passion for music and love of children & animals, she will be missed most by those who knew her best. She was devoted to and is survived by her husband of 67 years, Osmond "Freddie" Palmer; and is also dearly loved by all her family, including her sons, Mark (Janet), Scott (Deborah), Brian; daughter, Kim (Edward) Liebrand; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a founding member of Journey Christian Church (formerly West Side Baptist Church), where she taught children's Sunday school, led Pioneer Girls, sang in the choir, played violin and organ, and faithfully tended the gardens for many years.

Friends may call Tuesday, 3-8 PM at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English & Latta). A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday at Journey Christian Church, 3955 Mt. Read Blvd. Private Interment. In her memory, contributions may be made to Camp Cherith of WNY, or the Parkinson's Association.

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Aunt Shirlene! we lost touch but I so remember all the times as your neighbor. Loved you so... Rest in peace dear lady and I know you will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. God bless all of you. Lauren Willoughby Lombard
Lauren Lombard



Dorothy Terry (McMaster)

Rochester: Passed peacefully March 26, 2014 after a long life and a short illness leaving, a large family and friends.

A private interment was held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for the family.



Paolo Gimeli

Spencerport: Born in Italy, July 3, 1964, passed away March 21, 2014. Predeceased by his father, Ignazio. Survived by his former wife, Elizabeth; children, Lorenzo & Gabriella; mother, Francesca; sister, Agatha (Edward) Hanna; brother, Sebastian (Dawn); sister-in-law, Kimberely Shrout; nieces & nephews.

Friends may call TODAY, 1-5 PM at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English & Latta). Funeral Service, 1:00 PM Monday at The Father's House, 692 Paul Rd. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



Jonathan T. Nicolo

Greece: Suddenly with his family by his side March 12, 2014. Survived by his parents, Thomas & Martha Nicolo; brother, Christian (Cate) Nicolo; sister, Trista; grandma, Char; nieces, nephews, several aunts, uncles, cousins.

Friends may call Monday 4-7 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Service, 11 AM Tuesday at the funeral home. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



Edward R. Dundas

Fairport: Unexpectedly March 12, 2014. Survived by his loving wife, Mary; children, Mike Dundas and Lisa (Peter) Caffrey; parents, Ed and Gerda Dundas; brothers, Ron and Tom (Shirl) Dundas; sister, Cyndie (Chris) Shevlin; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Ed was a member of the Fairport Rotary, an active member of Church of the Assumption and CEO of C&D Remodeling L.L.C.

Friends may call Sunday 1-4 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 11:15 Monday at Church of the Assumption, 20 East Ave., Fairport. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to McQuaid Jesuit High School, School of the Holy Childhood, Rotary International or Church of the Assumption Youth Ministry.


Elizabeth A. Edwards

Greece: March 10, 2014. Survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles; children, Sharon (Robert) Donke, Anne Edwards, Beth Edwards & Buddy (Gina) Edwards; grandchildren, Kaysie, Brandon, Cody, Jesse, Sierra & Autumn. Betty was the Boss of Edwards Press and the family.

Friends may call Thursday 4-7 at the Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (Between English and Latta). Funeral Mass 9:30AM Friday at St. Mark's Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hilton Lions Club or Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.



Ruth B. Beach

Greece: March 10, 2014 at age 89. Predeceased by her husband, Richard Beach and daughter, Kathryn Beach. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Richard) Douglas; sister, Rita Hirschler and sister-in-law, Rita Kramer; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildre n; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Arlene Seen and caring neighbors from Barmont Dr. Ruth was a charter member of the Heilbronner Society of the ARC Foundation. A special thank you to Lifetime Care Hospice of Rochester and all the staff at Latta Rd. Nursing Home for their compassionate care given to Ruth over the years and for always being there for her family.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 at the Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (Between English and Latta). Funeral Service 10:30 Thursday at the Funeral Home. Interment Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Ruth with a donation to ARC of Monroe.



Norma A. Nelson

Hamlin: March 8, 2014, after a courageous battle. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Rob; son, Paul and loving family; her mother, Eleanor Philipps; her sisters, Nancy (Ed) Wroblewski and Nina Phillips; mother-in-law, Teresa Cicotte; brother-in-law, Richard Cicotte; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & many dear friends. Norma loved spending summers in the Thousand Islands.

Friends may call Tuesday, 4-7 PM at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 9:30 AM Wednesday at St. Mark's Church (Kuhn Rd.) Entombment, White Haven Memorial Park. Friends wishing may contribute to a charity of their choice .

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Rob...may Stormie RIP , my sympathy and prayers are with you and Paul. Words cannot express my sadness at the loss of a close and wonderful friend. May she and Buzz meet again and continue their friendship We Love you! Sharon
~ Sharon Ballway, Kirkville, New York



Jennie L. Sallome (Caccamise)

Rochester/North Chesterfield, VA: March 8, 2014. Born in Batavia as Jennie Caccamise, on June 1, 1924. She lived mostly in Rochester, with her husband Charles for 57 years, who passed away 11 years ago. She leaves 2 children, Sam Sallome & Gail Letkauskas; along with 2 grandchildren, Andy & Leigha; sister, Angeline; and many nieces & nephews. Her last four years she lived with her son in Richmond, VA, where she made many friendships and will be missed by all who knew her.

Calling hours and a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral will be announced at a later date.



William H. Veness

Greece: March 5, 2014 at age 89. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Agnes; children, Judy (John) Polle, Anne (Kenneth) Bell, Mark (Marie) Veness, Ellen Veness, Stephanie (Mark) Walton; grandchildren, Tara (Ryan) Liddell, Catherine Bell, Sydney Bell, Karly Veness, Kyle Veness, Austin Veness, Brenna Walton, Garrett Walton; great-grandchildren, Duncan Liddell, Seasaidh Liddell, Kayden Veness; sister-in-law, Margaret Veness; nieces and nephews. He was a WWII Veteran.

Friends may call Sunday 1-4 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 11 AM Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Journey Home or Visiting Nurse Services.



Joseph S. Micciche

Rochester: March 1, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Josephine. Survived by his children, Lynn Micciche (Cathy Keller), and Susan Grantham; granddaughter, Victoria (John) Rhame; sisters, Mary (Don) Battaglia, Connie (Arthur) Bruno and Sue DeFendis; brothers, Raymond Micciche and Louis (Ann) Micciche; nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the Staff at Monroe Community Hospital and the I.C.U. unit at Highland Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion.

No prior calling. Funeral Mass 9:00 Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Church (Bonesteel St.). Interment, Holy Sepulchre.

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I grew up with Sue and Lynn and had many fond memories of Mr Micciche. He always said life was groovy. Such a sweet man. So sorry for your loss.
~
Shiryl Adams,
Rochester, New York




Bernadette A. Derleth

Greece: March 1, 2014. Survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jim; children, Daniel (Val) Derleth, Betsy Pereira; grandchildren, J.J., Bethany, Noah & Jordan; brother, Gerard (Sue) Mason; sister-in-law, Barbara Mason; nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Red Hatter Society and involved with the Cardinal Mooney & Aquinas Follies.

Friends may call TODAY, 4-8 at the Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English and Latta). Funeral Mass 9:30 Tuesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ECMS, Music Educators Wind Ensemble, c/o Eastman Community School, 26 Gibbs St., 14604.



Robert T. Mitchell

Greece: February 25, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Marie. Survived by his son, Frank (Sheri) Mitchell; grandchildren, Stephen, Daniel and Christine. Bob was a former member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Men's Club.

Friends may call Sunday 2-4 at the Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English and Latta). Funeral Mass 9:00 Monday at Holy Cross Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.