"De" to "Del" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1915

Asa Noah Deal,
one of the well known and respected residents of Allens Hill, died at his home on Friday evening at 8:30 of heart failure. He was a son of John and Barbara Gruber Deal, born February 14, 1842. He had seven own sisters and five own brothers, two half-sisters and two half-brothers. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812. His grandfather, Conrad Deal, was a soldier of the revolutionary war. Mr. Deal was a soldier in the Civil war, having enlisted in the service in 1862 at the age of 20 years. At Round Top, battle of Gettysburg, he was shot through one lung, which always troubled him. He was a member of Sheridan-Crandall Post, G. A. R., East Bloomfield. Mr. Deal married Miss Margaret Patterson November 1, 1866, at Avon. She departed this life on February 24, 1907. This union was blessed with ten children, all of whom are living: Mrs. Elizabeth Adsitt, of Clifton Park; Mrs. Ella Holmes of Castile; Mrs. Harriet Hughes, wife of Rev. David Hughes of Rupert, Vt.; Mrs. Mary Garlinghouse of Allen's Hill; Mrs. Jennetie Prior of Dundee; A. R. Deal of Victor; G. W. Deal, and Dr. J. E. Deal of Allen's Hill; Mrs. Margaret Lilly of Angelica, and Mrs. Ruth Wiggins of Lima. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Emeline Wolfe of Alamo, Michigan, He was always a staunch adherent of the Republican Party. He was an active and busy man, for his was a long and well-rounded life. He was a kind and obliging neighbor, a loving husband and father, his delight seemed to be in having his children home often and in family gatherings. And their hearts go out in hope that the lips that spoke to them so wisely can not be forever silenced. He believed in God, in life and love's eternal triumph. He was long a faithful member of the Methodist church of which Rev. W. W. Rothrock is pastor, and who conducted the funeral services at the home on Tuesday, when an appropriate sermon was preached. The flag that he had helped defend was draped across the top of his casket. Interment was made in the Allen's Hill cemetery beside his wife. His children were all in attendance at the funeral.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1904

Mrs. Carrie Deal,
wife of Henry Deal, died at 11:30 this morning at her home, 25 Park avenue, aged sixty-two. The deceased was stricken with paralysis Thursday, it resulted fatally. Mrs. Deal was born in Ireland, came to this country when she was eight years of age and to this city thirty years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by one step-daughter, Miss Catherine Walizer of this city. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the house, Rev. W. W. Weller officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood.



From Lima Recorder 15 November 1935

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Edith Caroline Deal, wife of George W. Deal, aged 54, who died at her home Nov. 6, following an illness of several months, was held in the church here Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Deal is survived by her husband, George W. Deal; three daughters, Elsie, Caroline and Darabara; two sons, Asa and George; one grandson, James Bradley; her mother, Mrs. Emily Norget; a brother, Dr. Leigh Norget of Henrietta; and one sister, Mrs. Edward Hargrave of Rochester. The Rev. Wm. Brown, of Genesco, a former Allen's Hill boy and friend of the family, officiated at the funeral, assisted by the Rev. G. H. Nelson of Hemlock. The bearers were H. A. Fisher, A. R. Green, I. N. Green, S. Ashley. Interment was in the local cemetery beside her daughter, Emily, who passed away about three years ago.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 March 1907

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
Died at Allen's Hill, Feb. 26, Margaret Patterson, wife of Asa H. Deal, aged 59 years. Mrs. Deal was born in Newark, N. Y. in Feb. 1848, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Patterson. She married Mr. Deal in Avon, March 1, 1866. She leaves her husband and ten children: Mrs. Elizabeth Adsit of Clifton Park; Mrs. Ella O. Holman of Castile; Mrs. Hattie D. Hughes of Mayfield; Mrs. Mary H. Garlinghouse of Richmond; Miss J. H. Deal of Bolivar; Leroy Deal of Victor; George W. Deal of Canadice; Miss Marjorie Deal of Syracuse and Ruth and John E. Deal of this place. She leaves seven grandchildren. Of her own family she leaves three brothers and two sisters: James Patterson of Mertensia; Wilson and G. Edward Patterson of this town. The sisters, Mrs. Sara Fletcher of Newark and Mrs. M. E. Patterson, who lived with her. The deceased was a faithful member of the Methodist church, a constant attendant on its service, a member of the Sunday School, Aid Society, Home Missionary Society and a generous supporter of Foreign Missions. The funeral services were held from the church, her pastor, Rev. J. Clarke officiating. The burial was at Allen's Hill.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1909

The funeral of Corino Deale, the young Italian who was the victim of an accident at the Empire Coke Works yesterday, and who died at the City Hospital as a result of his injuries, took place this morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late home in Torrey Park. The funeral procession, consisting of about twenty-five carriages bearing his fellow countrymen, after the usual custom, proceeded from Torrey Park down Main street to the business section of town, and down Exchange street to St. Francis DeSales church. Interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Naples Record 20 May 1886

Mrs. Calista Dean,
wife of Dillis Dean, died at a hospital in Rochester Sunday and on Monday her remains were brought home for burial. She had gone there for medical treatment and had been encouraged by a seeming improvement at first. Mrs. Dean was a superior woman in intellect and heart; but she had been a great sufferer for many years. Her husband and three sons, Frank, Fred and Albert, survive her. There were funeral services at the Naples Italy church yesterday morning.



From Naples Record 29 December 1886

The death of Mrs. Hannah Dean, was not unexpected as she could not take nourishment. She died quietly at her home where she had lived so long on Tuesday morning early. She was the daughter of "Aunt Lydia Fisher," who was the daughter of Col. Clark, one of the original proprietors of the town. She was born in this town, and it is a matter of history that "Aunt Lydia," her mother, was the first white girl who ever resided in this town--she coming on from Massachusetts with her father in 1789. "Aunt Hannah Dean" was one of the best old ladies and had filled well her place in life for long, long years. She survived her husband, Davis Dean, many years, and leaves six children to miss her counsel and motherly care. The funeral was held today from the Italy-Naples church at 11 a.m. by Rev. C. H. Hoag.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Thursday morning at her home in Chapinville, occurred the death of Jennie, wife of Harry Dean. Mrs. Dean was the daughter of James B. Johnston, who died January 23. Her husband and a married daughter survive her. The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church in Chapinville this afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Ernest L. Waldorf conducting the services.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1916

Julius Dean,
aged 86 years, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. H. Bennett, one mile north of Geneva. Besides Mrs. Bennett, he leaves two other daughters, Mrs. James Corwin of Elmira and Mrs. Edwin Squires of Branchport.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1934

Mrs. Mary Ann Dean, aged 69, of 48 John Street, widow of the late Thomas Dean, died yesterday morning after an illness of over a month. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Coveney of Newark, N. Y., and Mrs. Fred Breitfield of  Geneva; a brother, Peter Smith of Hoyland Common, England; and a granddaughter, Ruth Coveney. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence on John street. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1917

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Legore Dean
passed away at her home on South Main street on Saturday after an illness of about five years. Mrs. Dean was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Legore, former residents of this village, and was born here in 1844. She was married to Rev. Gardner Dean, of South Bedford, Mass., and lived there for several years. returning to Naples after the death of her husband about twenty-five years ago. She leaves a half-brother, John A. Legore, of Naples, and a son, John Dean, also of Naples. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday, Rev. J. H. France officiating.



From Geneva Gazette 30 December 1909

Mrs. Sarah Dean was brought to the city hospital early last week, suffering with cancer in the breast. She was aged 76 years, daughter of the late Alphonso Whedon of the Corners which used to bear his name, a mile south of Cromwell's Hollow. Age was against the good old lady, but she took the chances of surgery bravely, for the cancer was inwardly eating her life away, and it was only a chance. She survived but five days, passing way last Friday morning. Her son, Clarence Dean, came from Portageville, Wyoming Co., to be with or near his mother to the last. The remains were taken back to her old home for interment. Thus passes away another old resident
of the town of Seneca. The changes come swift enough. Not one of the older neighbors living there now, and those we used to know as boys, have become old men.  She is survived by her husband, Chester Dean, two sons and two daughters, Clarence of Portageville, Mrs. Warne of Romulus, Seneca County, Irving and Miss Rose Dean, the two latter living at the old home.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1907

Thomas Dean, forty-four years of age, of No. 44 John street, died last night at 6 o'clock in the City Hospital. The actual cause of death was bronchial pneumonia, although the case was complicated by an attempt at suicide. The deceased had for more than a year been troubled with melancholia and on last Thursday evening he left his home unaccompanied. He was not seen again until the following morning when he came to the office of Dr. J. J. Collie to have a gash across the front of his throat dressed. As a bloody pocket-knife was found in his overcoat pocket, it is believed that during the night he attempted to cut his throat. In fact, upon being questioned by Dr. Collie, he said that he did the deed in a shed on Main street. It was impossible to locate the shed to which he alluded. Dr. Collie called Dr. George S. Means to assist him with the case and they together dressed the man's injury. He was then removed to the City Hospital, where he has since been attended by Dr. Collie. Owing to the exposure of being out all night and from breathing the cold air directly into his lungs through the cut in the trachea, a violent cold ensued, which developed into bronchial pneumonia, the cause of his death. The reason that the deceased appealed to Dr. Collie for surgical assistance was that he had been the family physician for some time. Dr. Collie had treated him for melancholia and had recommended to his family that he should be placed in an institution. Dr. Collie saw him on the day before he left the house and at that time told his family that it was no longer safe to keep him at home. Owing to the highly nervous condition of a daughter of the deceased, the facts connected with his attempt at suicide were suppressed until today. Hearing of the death, Coroner A. L. Buchholz investigated the case this morning. After possessing himself with all of the facts, he was satisfied that it was not a "coroner's" case and that the burial could be made on the doctor's certificate.

The deceased was born in England and had lived in this country for the past twenty years. For the past eight years he had lived in this city and vicinity. He is survived by a widow, two daughters, Ethel and Ruth, also a mother and three sisters in England. The funeral will take place from the house at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 4 September 1930

Hopewell, N. Y. -  Charles Deane,
a respected resident of the town of Farmington, died at the family home on Tuesday morning, at the age of 72 years. He was born at Macedon on October 12, 1858. Besides his wife, he leaves five sons, Reuben, Elmer, and Arthur Deane of Manchester; George Deane of Shortsville and William Deane of Farmington; two daughters, Mrs. Mertie Elliott of Lyons and Mrs. Delia Elliott of Henrietta; one brother, Peter Deane and a sister, Mrs. Louis Nichols, both living near the Armington school house on the Palmyra road. Funeral services will be held from the Manchester Baptist church this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout. Burial Chapman Cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 January 1924

Shortsville, N. Y., Dec. 31 - Mrs. Ida May Mercer Deane,
60 years old, died this morning at her home, two miles north of this village, in the Palmyra road, after an illness of a year. She was a daughter of the late William and Marietta Mercer and was born at Walworth, October 24, 1863. On July 31, 1886, she was married to Charles Deane. She has lived in the towns of Farmington and Manchester practically all her life. She was a member of Walworth Baptist church. Mrs. Deane leaves her husband; five sons, Reuben, George, Elmer, William and Arthur Deane, all of Manchester; two daughters Mrs. Hattie Elliott of Manchester Center, and Mrs. Daisie Elliott of Coldwater, Mich.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Edward Mercer of Manchester. Funeral services will be held from Manchester Baptist church at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Leon L. Swarthout. Interment will be made in Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1922

Mrs. Margaret Deane,
aged 50 years, wife of Patrick J. Deane, died last evening at 7 o'clock at her home, 11 Cortland street, after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. W. F. O'Malley, Florence, Margaret and Mary; two sons, John and James Deane, all of this city; two brothers and two sisters, James R. McDonnell of Syracuse, Edward F. McDonnell of Rochester, Mrs. W. R. Way of Plainfield, N. J., and Katherine E. McDonnell of New York City.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 May 1931

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Peter Deane,
75, died at his home near the the Armington Schoolhouse Saturday. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Ida Starr of Palmyra; Mrs. Harry Brown of Rock Stream, Mrs. Edward Gulvin of Stanley; and a sister, Mrs. Louise Nichols of Palmyra. Funeral from the home Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1911

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Anna Dear, widow of Jacob Dear, and a former resident of this town, occurred at a Buffalo hospital June 16, from a cerebral hemorrhage which she suffered at her home in Buffalo a few days before. Saturday afternoon interment was made in the village cemetery. Services at the grave were conducted by Rev. G. B. Spender. She was 57 years of age. Mrs. Dear is survived by one son, Arthur Dear of Hornell; and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Brandt of Buffalo.



From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1912

The death of Mrs. David A. Dear occurred at her home on Buffalo street on Sunday, after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Miss Alida Dear; and a sister, Mrs. James Allen of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1911

Reed's Corner, N. Y. - 
The death of George Dear occurred at Willard on Monday, aged 54 years. He is survived by his wife and one son, Claude, five brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. McColl officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
On Sunday occurred the death of one of the most amiable of elderly ladies in the person of Mrs. George Dear, Sr. Mrs. Dear has been a great sufferer for the past three years, yet bore her sufferings with patience. She has been nobly cared for by her children. Mrs. Dear leaves a husband and 10 grown-up children to mourn their loss. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and bore her burden through life nobly. The funeral was held from the house on Tuesday afternoon; interment in the Reed's Corners cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 6 March 1878

John Debenham,
a well-known butcher in Geneva, committed suicide while at Waterloo on Tuesday night of last week by taking laudanum. He was a man of middle age, of English birth, temperate and industrious and leaves a wife and children. It is supposed that he committed the fatal act while temporarily insane.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 January 1925

Melvin Hill, Jan. 10 - Emil De Boover
died on Thursday morning at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium. Mr. De Boover has been in ill health for some time having undergone an operation about two weeks ago. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Peter and David of Phelps, and John of Melvin Hill. Funeral services will be held from St. Francis church with interment in Phelps.




From Geneva Daily Times 29 December 1945

Jacob DeBott,
aged 75, of 171 North street, died this morning after a short illness. He had been associated with the Geneva Preserving Company for about 60 years, being superintendent at Waterloo for 30 years. He was record keeper for the Knights of Maccabees for 45 years and was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary C.; one daughter, Mary F.; one son, Joseph T., all of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1897

A very sad death occurred Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the sudden taken off of Mrs. Lillie Debott, wife of Jacob Debott, of Exchange street. The deceased was 25 years old and was married less than a year ago. She leaves a baby some two weeks old. Mrs. Debott was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald of No. 299 Exchange street. She was a charming young woman with a wide circle of friends who sincerely mourn her untimely demise. The funeral will occur from St. Francis de Sales church tomorrow morning with a solemn requiem high mass.



From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1887

The death of Ansel Debow, which occurred Wednesday night at his residence about one and a half miles north of the village, removes one of the oldest inhabitants of the town. He has lived on the farm where he died upwards of 40 years, being about 84 years. He leaves a widow and five children, two sons and three daughters. His oldest son and one daughter live at home. The other son is a resident of East Bloomfield as is also a married daughter, Mrs. Parker. The other daughter is Mrs. Orrin Outhouse, who lives just north of the village. A remarkable thing about this family is that this is the first death that has occurred in it.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 October 1938

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Fred E. DeBow,
58, died in his home in Michigan street yesterday following a seven-month illness. He was born in this town Jan. 6, 1882, the son of Frank and Susan Ward DeBow, and had spent his life here. When a young man, he became a rural mail carrier, an occupation he followed for 16 years. For the past 15 years he had been in the employ of the Republic Light Heat & Power Company, serving as meter reader in the territory of Honeoye Falls, Lima, North Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Bristol and this town. He was a prominent Republican, having been an inspector of election for 20 years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Belle Norton DeBow; one daughter, Mrs. John T. Hamlin; a brother, John DeBow of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Taft, Holcomb; and two nephews and a niece. Private funeral services will be held in the home at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Interment will be in East Bloomfield Cemetery. The Rev. William H. Edmonds, pastor of the Methodist church, and the Rev. W. Heber O'Hara, pastor of the First Congregational church, will be in charge of the services.



From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1901

Mrs. Mary Leuzetta Knapp, wife of James C. Debow, died at her home in the northern part of Canandaigua township at a late hour on Sunday night. She had been unconscious for 11 days preceding her death, which was due to apoplexy. Deceased was 66 years of age, and besides her husband and two sons, Hiram and Jefferson T. Debow, is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Warfield, Mrs. Delia Sutherland and Miss Mercy Knapp, all of Canandaigua; and one brother, Frank Knapp of Hopewell. Mrs. Debow was the youngest of 13 children. She was for a long time a member of the Methodist church, and the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon were conducted by Rev. J. Wallace Webb, D. D. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 24 September 1914

The death of Mrs. Johanna DeBrock occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward McIntyre, in Canandaigua last week Wednesday noon, aged 81 years. Death was due to general debility. Mrs. DeBrock was born in Holland on July 9, 1833. She leaves seven sons and daughters: John and August DeBrock of Manchester; Victor DeBrock of San Francisco; Jacob DeBrock and Mrs. Mary DePlanter of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Edward J. Shaw and Mrs. McIntyre of Canandaigua. The remains were taken to the DePlanter home in Clifton Springs on Thursday and the funeral services held from St. Felix church on Friday morning. The burial was made at Clifton Springs.



From Shortsville Enterprise 15 January 1931

The death of of John DeBrock, one of the best known farmers in this section, occurred at his home in the township of Farmington on Farmington on Friday afternoon, following an extended illness. He was aged 71 years. John DeBrock was born in Holland, but had been a resident of this country for the past 43 years. When he came to America, he located in this vicinity and since had made his home here. He was a faithful member of St. Dominic's church of Shortsville, as well as the Holy Name Society. He was united in marriage about 40 years ago to Miss Emily Kerkhove, also a native of Holland. In the passing of John DeBrock, we feel that this section has lost one of its most substantial residents. He was possessed of a most pleasing personality and counted his friends by the legion. His memory will long endure, for his life was of such a useful nature that he had ample time to participate in doing good on every side. Peace be to his ashes. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Craig of Shortsville; two sons, Edward and Vincent DeBrock of California and Jacob DeBrock of Clifton Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Shaw and Mrs. Emily McIntyre of Canandaigua; also two grandchildren, Rita and John Craig of Shortsville. Funeral services were held from his late home at 9 o'clock and from St. Dominic's Catholic Church at 9:30 o'clock on Monday morning. Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated by the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier, assisted by the Rev. John Ganey, pastor of St. Michaels Catholic Church of Newark, and Rev. John O'Brien of Clifton Springs. The remains were tenderly laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette & Mercantile Advertiser 8 Jan 1833

Died at Port Gibson early in November last, Col. John P. Decatur, one of the settlers at that post, and formerly Navy Agent at Portsmouth, New Hamp.  He was a brother of the late Com. Stephen Decatur of the U. S. Navy.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 December 1895

Michael Decirio,
well-known to a great many Genevans as "Little Mike, the Italian Padron," is dead. For six weeks past he has been ailing, his complaint being stomach difficulty. He was able to be up yesterday and was feeling fairly good when he retired last night. A short time later he was taken with sharp pains and Dr. McCarthy was summoned. It was too late and Decirio passed quietly away. Deceased was born in Italy forty-four years ago, and came to America in 1889, located at North Hector. He remained there two years, removing to Geneva four years ago. He lived during his residence here at the Lehigh Valley junction, and amassed considerable wealth. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1915


Alfred Decker, aged 80 years, died Geneva City Hospital last night following several weeks illness and an operation.  Mr. Decker's home for many years has been in Seneca Castle.  He was born in New Jersey near Deckerville and is survived by his wife, two sons, Edward Decker of Waterloo; George Decker of Seneca Castle; two daughters, Mrs. Chauncy Crittenden of Flint; and Mrs. Charles Vogt of Rochester; and several grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home at Seneca Castle and interment will be made in the Whitney Cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 6 December 1876

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Charles Decker
died last Wednesday at the residence of O. H. Royce, in the town of Hopewell. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1932

Frederick Leonard Decker,
aged 68, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Border City. Besides his widow, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. G. Clark and Miss Anna Decker; one son, Carl Decker, all of Border City; and a sister, Mrs. John Hildrith of Phelps. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late residence with the Rev. C. L. VanNorman of the Phelps Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery at Phelps.



From Victor Herald 19 April 1901

South Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Decker, who lived in the extreme north part of the town of Bristol, died suddenly last Friday, after a brief illness of pneumonia, aged 27 years. Mr. Decker was a member of the Methodist church and was a thorough Christian man. He leaves a wife, father and mother, three brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss. As a citizen Mr. Decker was exemplary in many ways. The funeral was held Sunday a.m. at Mr. Springsteen's, whose daughter Mr. Decker married four years ago. The Rev. Aurelian Post, of Bristol, officiated and burial was in the Evergreen cemetery in Bristol.



From Ontario County Times 7 January 1885

Isaac D. Decker
of Phelps recently died at this home in the seventy-sixth year of his age. He was a member of the 148th N. Y. Vols and served his country faithfully during the late rebellion.



From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1918

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. June R. Decker occurred on Saturday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Killips, at Honeoye, where she had been cared for during a lingering illness of tubercular trouble. She was born June, 1885, at Allen's Hill, youngest daughter of the late Noah and Elizabeth Lambert. Funeral services were held from the home of her sister on Monday afternoon. The remains were brought to the cemetery here, where she was buried beside her two little ones, gone before. There survive a son, Claude; a brother, John Lambert of Bristol Center; and three sisters, Mrs. Levi Tiffany of Bristol, Mrs. Henry Killips and Mrs. Ralph Case of Honeoye.



From Ontario County Chronicle 27 August 1902

The funeral of John J. Decker, who died at his home in this village on Tuesday of last week was largely attended from his late residence on Friday. He was a veteran of the War of the Rebellion and a member of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R. He is survived by a widow.



From Ontario County Journal 19 September 1890

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. M. J. Decker, of Victor, widely known as an efficient temperance worker in the W. C. T. U., died Sunday evening after a long and painful illness. She was the widow of the late Myron Decker, and leaves one child, Miss Gracia, who graduated from Brockport Normal School last summer. Mrs. Decker was greatly esteemed by people of all denominations for her exalted Christian character. She was a member of the Universalist Society of Victor.



From Ontario County Times 8 June 1887

Myron H. Decker,
a well-known and highly respected resident of Victor, committed suicide yesterday morning, between 6 and 7 o'clock. He had milked his cow and turned her away, and taking a dish to feed the chickens, went directly to the loft of his barn, and there deliberately hung himself. Shortly afterward his wife was horrified to find the body. She immediately called help, and it was cut down, but life was extinct. The cause of the act is at present simply a matter of conjecture, as his family relations were very pleasant, and his financial circumstances supposed to be good. He was formerly and for many years associated in business with Mr. Wm. Gallup.



From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1914

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. R. E. Decker occurred at her home in this village on March 17, after an illness of several months. The deceased was born at East Troy, Pa., over 30 years ago, had been a resident of this town for several years and was highly respected. She was a member of Methodist church and took an active interest in church work when able. She leaves, besides her aged mother and sister of East Troy, Pa., her husband and two children of tender years, Helena and Elsworth. The funeral was held from the family home on the Jones terrace on Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. W. Howard and Rev. J. O. Jarman. Burial was in the village cemetery.



From Naples Record 1 May 1875

On Monday of this week, Perlee Dedrick, aged about 60 years, died at his residence in West Hollow. Mr. Dedrick had been ailing for some time and was a sufferer; he patiently endured it until at last he was relieved by death's call. He was a kind husband and parent, and was much respected by those who knew him. By his own request while living, a post mortem examination of his remains was made. On the 27th, Tuesday, Dr. Silvernail conducted the examination which resulted as he had said. The heart was enlarged to several times its natural size; the pericardium or heart case was filled with water and certain valves were ossified. Death was caused by pressure of water on the lungs, and found in the peculiar condition of drowning.



From Ontario Republican Times 18 June 1862

Among the many young men who volunteered in our Country's service, was Syman Dedrick of Naples, in this county, who enlisted in the 13th Regiment under Capt. Wood of Dansville. Mr. Dedrick was a young man of excellent character whose mind was early impressed with the teachings of a kind christian mother who has long since passed to her heavenly home. Losing parental guidance in early life, he grew to manhood, blest with the habits of steady industry and temperance; faithful in the discharge of duty, he won the respect due to his merits. A patriotic sense of duty to his country called him from a lucrative business. Bidding adieu to his sisters and other friends, he joined the army of the Potomac. Myself with other friends visited him at Fort Corcoran last winter and found him enjoying good health and a promotion in the army. Spring came and he moved with the army to Yorktown. The previous hardships of the camp and the malaria of the country was too much for his robust constitution and he was attacked with the typhoid fever and died in the Hospital at Fortress Monroe on the 13th of April last, in the 22d year of his age. Sisters have lost a kind brother, our country a true patriot, and society an exemplary young man.



From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1895

Saturday morning Thomas H. Dedrick, after a lingering illness, died at his home on Pearl street, aged 36 years. Mr. Dedrick was a member of the Canandaigua police force for a number of years. Besides his wife he leaves surviving three sons, one daughter. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. C. H. Townley officiating.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 December 1938

Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Fannie Deeb,
widow of Abraham Deeb, died Wednesday in Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are one son, George Deeb, Lynchburg, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Gabriel, San Antonio, Tex.; a brother,
George Baroody; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Kashouty, Washington, D. C. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the home of er nephew, John Kashouty, and a 2:30 in St. Michael's Syrian Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Victor Herald 23 February 1906

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Jacob Deer
died at his residence near Mud Creek on Saturday, February 17th, aged 68 years. He was born in Germany and came to this country about thirty-six years ago, settling in this town. He is survived by his wife and one son, A. J. Deer of Buffalo. Funeral services were held from his late home on Monday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. W. G. Raines, Jr., officiating, with interment in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1940

Mrs. Santa DeFazio
of Carter Road, R. D. 2, died this morning after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Thomas DeFazio; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Galgano of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Samuel Pane and Mary DeFazio of Geneva; seven sons, Paul, Carmen, Philip, Dominick, and Anthony of Geneva, and Angelo of Rochester; three sisters, Carmela Gigliotti of Omaha, Neb., Mary and Phyllis Gigliotti of Italy; two brothers, Louis Gigliotti of Omaha and Natali of Italy; also several grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 from her late home and 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1910

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral of Jacob Degan was held at the church on April 28, Rev. Mr. Harding of Naples officiating. Burial was at Coye cemetery. Five sons and two daughters survive: Jacob of Canandaigua; Peter of Atlanta; John, Fred, Henry and Margaret of Bristol Springs, and Mrs. Edward Breehl of Rochester; also seven grandchildren. He had made his home with Mrs. Breehl for several years and his death occurred there on April 26. His age was 84 years.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 22 March 1917

Canandaigua, N. Y., March 21 - Abram DeGardyne
died yesterday at the home of Mrs. J. J. DeLue, in Canandaigua town, aged 80 years. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Anna Verbriete and Mrs. Elizabeth VerSliye, both of Holland; and a brother, Jacob DeGardyne of Holland. The funeral will take place from Ahrens & Breen's undertaking rooms in South Main street, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Charles M. Eddy, of the Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be made at Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 28 November 1913

Groat A. DeGraff,
aged 82 years, one of Canandaigua's most respected citizens, took his life while mentally deranged, at 9:30 o'clock last Friday morning. Mr. DeGraff went to the barn at 9:30 o'clock and when he failed to return in half an hour, Mrs. DeGraff, in an effort to locate him, found his lifeless body hanging from a beam in the second story of the barn. The aged man had climbed onto a box, fastened the rope to the beam and then swung off the box, his feet being nearly on the floor. For 18 years, Mr. DeGraff had faithfully served as assessor for Canandaigua resigning from the office in September owing to ill health. He had since worried over matters that ordinarily would have caused him no anxiety. It is said that the action of the New York Central Company in its efforts to reduce its assessment of property in this city and the town of Canandaigua preyed upon Mr. DeGraff's mind and caused him to worry, although there was no reason for such brooding on his part as no action of his official life was critical.

Mr. DeGraff was born at Gorham in September, 1831, one of seven children of Abram and Maria DeGraff. He resided in Gorham for some yrs and then removed to Seneca Falls, from which place he went, after about two years, to Southwestern Kansas, where his first wife, who was Miss Adelph Stone of Gorham, died. He also lost some children while living in Kansas. He came back to this state after of residence of four or five years in Kansas and resided at Seneca Falls for a year, removing to this city about 42 years ago. He was first married to Miss Stone about 54 years ago. She died about 1870 and about 40 years ago he married Mrs. Annie P. Stearns of this city. After taking up his residence in Canandaigua, he engaged in the book and stationery business, which he conducted for a number of years in the place now occupied by the Canandaigua National bank, finally selling out to T. M. Emerick. He was a public-spirited citizen and became identified with many movements for the development and improvement of the community. He was an active member of the Methodist church and served on the official board for many years. He leaves his wife; a son, Frank DeGraff, both of this city; a brother, William S. DeGraff, who resides at the DeGraff residence on Gorham street; and one granddaughter, Harriet, of this city. Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker officiated at the funeral services held at the home on Sunday afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. - Adrian DeGroote,
for the last eleven years a resident of the town of Manchester, died at his home, three miles north of Shortsville, Sunday. He had been ill for the last five years. Mr. DeGroote, who was nearly 71 years of age, was a native of Holland, his birth place being in the province of Zealand. Twenty-eight years ago, with his wife and a family of seven children, he came to Palmyra, and later to the Hackett place, north of Manchester village. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed church of Palmyra. He is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters, Peter, Abram, Jacob and Adrian De Groote, all of Manchester; John De Groote of Newark, Miss De Groote of Palmyra, Mrs. William Sabadra of Palmyra, and Mrs. Cornelius Le Roy of Walworth. Burial at Palmyra



From Shortsville Enterprise 28 April 1911

The death of Mrs. Jacob DeGroote of Manchester occurred at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua on Saturday evening last, following an operation. She was thirty-five years of age. Mrs. DeGroote was formerly Miss Florence Lyke, and was born in Manchester in January,. 1876. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lyke. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Helen and Emma; her father, Leonard Lyke, and two sisters, Mrs. Egbert G. Howland and Miss Kate Lyke, all residents of Manchester; also four brothers, Herman Lyke of Seneca Falls; Lewis Lyke of Buffalo; Levi Lyke of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Ira Lyke of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from her late home in Main street Manchester on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock and were in charge of Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the local M. E. church. The interment was in Brookside Cemetery.



From Naples Record 2 May 1945

Mrs. Lulu Ella DeGroote,
73, of Manchester, died on Sunday, April 29, 1945, in the sanitarium in Clifton Springs, following a brief illness. She was born in Conesville, Greene County, N. Y., a daughter of Reuben and Elmyra Brand. She had resided in Manchester since her marriage to Peter DeGroote, on September 7, 1897. She held membership in the Manchester Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Rickard, and a son, Leland DeGroote, of Syracuse; also one granddaughter and five grandsons. Services will be held at the home in Manchester at 1:30 p.m. on May 2, and burial will be made in Coye cemetery, near Bristol Springs.



From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1896

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Kelly Deigart
of this place committed suicide by hanging at the Rochester Insane asylum early on Saturday morning, July 3. Her remains were brought to her father's on Sunday, and the funeral was held from St. Mary's church on Monday. Her age was 25 years.



From Ontario County Times 22 June 1887

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. John Deits
died very suddenly on Monday morning. Dr. Burroughs had been summoned sometime during the night previous, and left her after midnight comparatively easy, but spasms set in soon afterward, which resulted in her death. A sad affair in connection with the death of Mrs. Deits was the arrival of a sister from the old country, who came the morning of her death, not having heard of sister's illness. The funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at 9 a.m. today. The interment took place at Phelps.



From Shortsville Enterprise 18 October 1928

The death of William Deits, a well-known farmer of the township of Manchester, occurred at the family home, about one mile northeast of Shortsville, on Friday last, following an illness of long duration. He had attained the ripe old age of 93 years. Mr. Deits was a native of Wayne county, first seeing the light of day on February 3, 1835, a son of the late Daniel Deits. He had made his home in the county for the past 75 years. He was married on October 16, 1875, to Miss Elizabeth Southworth, whose demise occurred on August 16 1903. He is survived by one son, George S. Deits of Manchester, and one sister, Mrs. James McCrea of Ontario.
Funeral services were held from his late home on Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Howard D. Smith, former pastor of Manchester Methodist church. The interment was in the family plot in Brookside, Shortsville.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1894

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Samuel Deitz occurred at her home in this village on Saturday morning, resulting from cancer. The funeral was held from the Catholic church on Tuesday morning. The deceased leaves a husband, four sons and two daughters. Her age was about fifty-eight years. Interment in the new cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 September 1922

Shortsville lost one of its longtime residents at 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning, when William Delahunty, Sr., died at his home in Main Street. He had been ill for the past nine months with liver and heart trouble. His age was 66 years. William Delahunty, Sr., was born in County Kilkenney, Ireland, on August 25, 1856, a son of the late William and Margaret LaRoche Delahunty. He ran away from home at the age of 12 years, and in company with a cousin, aged 20 years, they came to America and located first in New York City. Tiring of the city, he went to Canandaigua, where he obtained his education. Twenty-nine years ago he removed to Shortsville and had since lived here. He was married about 42 years ago to Miss Margaret Kelly, of Canandaigua, whose demise occurred in this village in 1916. He was a member of St. Dominic's church. The survivors are two sons, Thomas and William Delahunty, of Shortsville; three daughters, Miss Mary Delahunty, of Shortsville; Mrs. Katherine Braun of Rochester, and Mrs. George Proechel, of Manchester; also a brother and two sisters, residing in Ireland.



From Shortsville Enterprise 8 April 1915

The death of Mrs. William Delahunty occurred at her home in West Main street on Monday morning about 7:45 o'clock, resulting from a three days' illness due to pneumonia. Her age was 63 years. Mrs. Delahunty was born in Canandaigua, and had made the Parlor Village her home for twenty-five years. She leaves her husband, William Delahunty of Shortsville; two sons, Thomas Delahunty and William Delahunty, Jr., both of this village; three daughters, Miss Mary Delahunty and Mrs. Katherine Braum of Rochester, and Mrs. George Proechel of Shortsville; two brothers, Frank Kilkelly of Canandaigua, and James Kilkelly of Elmira; and one sister, Miss Helen Kilkelly of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from St. Dominic's Catholic church on Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock and the remains were interred in Calvary cemetery at Canandaigua.



From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1900

The funeral of Miss Hattie Delamarter took place last Sunday afternoon at St. Peter's Church, Rev. Dr. Hubbs, the rector, officiating.  The simple familiar ritual only was used.  A very large congregation was present attesting the affection of our young people for the deceased and sympathy for the family afflicted.  The floral contributions in emblems and loose flowers were profuse and beautiful.  Six young ladies costumed in black and white and six young men attended respectively as escort and bearers.  Interment in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 May 1907

William F. Delamarter, aged 76 years, died Saturday evening at 7:20 o'clock at his late residence, No. 80 East North street. The deceased was the oldest brickmaker in this city. He began his profession when he was eighteen years of age, and continued with the exception of seven years, until two years ago, when he was compelled to retire on account of ill health. He is survived by a widow; one daughter, Mrs. John Pearson, of Michigan; one son, William F. Delamarter, Jr., of this city, and three brothers and two sisters in the west. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood.



From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -
Tuesday evening, Mrs. Charlotte Deland died suddenly at the home of her only child, Frank Deland. Dr. Allen of Gorham was summoned, but she died before he could reach the place. Deceased was 75 years of age and is survived by one son, Frank Deland. Funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. Jarvis, pastor of the Methodist church of Gorham, officiating.



From Shortsville Enterprise 11 November 1926

Death closed a useful career at Geneva on Sunday, when Frank H. DeLaney, a former resident of Shortsville, passed to his final reward, at the ripe old age of 76 years. Mr. DeLaney was a mason by trade and during his residence here worked on the construction of the local Presbyterian church and the original school building. He had made his home in Geneva for a number of years. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Hattie Howe of High street, and leaves four daughters, Mrs. F. VanHuber of Rochester, Mrs. Helen F. Smith, Mrs. Walter Campbell and Mrs. Eugene M. Dusinberre of Geneva; two sons, Henry L. DeLaney of Rochester and Herbert S. DeLaney of Geneva; also thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held at his late home at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Frank Weston, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Geneva, of which the deceased was a member. The remains were brought to Shortsville and interred in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 25 August 1899

Charles Percival DeLaney
died at his home, 10 Park Place, Wednesday morning, aged 48 years.  He is survived by one brother, Dr. J. Pope DeLaney, and one sister, Mrs. H. L. Rose, both of this city.  He had been an invalid from early infancy, but was ever companionable and genial.  His funeral will take place at half past 3 o'clock this afternoon from his late residence, and at Trinity Church at 4 P. M.  Interment at Glenwood.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1905

Mrs. Herbert Delaney
died at her late home, No. 107 Main street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband. The funeral will be held from the house at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, Rev. W. W. Weller officiating. The remains will be taken to Shortsville for burial.



From Geneva Gazette 7 July 1855

Drowned -
The Ontario Messenger says:  We learn that a man by the name of Thomas Delany, who was in the employ of E. Blodget, Esq., of Rushville, was drowned in Mr. B.'s mill-pond at that place on Sunday last.  He, together with several others, went in bathing, and, as is supposed, he was seized with cramps.  He called for help but as it was supposed by his companions that he did so in sport, no attention was paid to it, until too late to save him.  His body was soon recovered but life was extinct.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Last evening at her home in this village occurred the death of Mrs. Harriet F. DeLarne. Mrs. DeLarne was 75 years old. Her husband, Rev. Joseph DeLarne, died twenty-five years ago. He was a member of the Central New York Conference. Mrs. DeLarne had four children, all of whom are dead. She has two grandchildren living in this village, the Misses Lisk. Her sister, Mrs. Louise S. Rounds, who has been engaged for many years in the work of State W. C. T. U., came here two years ago and has tenderly cared for Mrs. DeLarne during her illness. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Phelps.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1933

Luigi Delasandro
of 19 North Genesee street died at the Geneva General Hospital this morning after a short illness. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Angelo Povero, and Angelina and Josephine Delasandro; and two sons, Armand and Pasquale. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning from his late home on North Genesee street at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 November 1917

Manchester, Nov. 11 - The funeral of Giuseppi Del Gotto, of this village, will be held from St. Dominic's Church; Shortsville, at 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morning, and burial will follow in the Catholic cemetery, Shortsville. He was a laborer employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in the Manchester yards, and, while working Friday evening fell from a car, breaking his back. He was taken to his home on Main street, where he died at noon on Saturday. (See Joseph Gotto obituary).



From Shortsville Enterprise 31 October 1935

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph DelGotto, who died at her home in Manchester on Saturday morning, were held from St. Dominic's Church in Shortsville at 9 o'clock Monday morning, the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier, officiating. The remains were laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery, just west of Shortsville. Mrs. DelGotto was aged 59 years, and leaves three sisters, Mrs. John Vito and Mrs. Thomas DeGloma of Manchester and Miss Assunta Migliozzi of Zurra, Italy; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Volpe and Mrs. Antionette of Manchester, Mrs. Congie Joy of Caledonia and Mrs. Florence Ventry of Niagara Falls; also eight grandchildren.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1917

The death of Mrs. Maria Ariangele Delizio of 8 Humbert street, occurred last night at the Geneva City Hospital. She leaves, besides her husband, four children. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 April 1924

Victor, N. Y., April 9 -
Hurled twenty-five feet when he stepped in front of a westbound Lehigh train at a crossing, two miles east of this place, Edward DeLong, 88 years old, was killed instantly between 9 and 10 o'clock this morning. Signal repair men working on the Lehigh tracks found the body lying between the tracks some time after the train had passed. Mr. DeLong was deaf and it is believed that he stepped from behind an eastbound train into the path of the westbound express. Mr. DeLong had spent the winter with his son, Ira DeLong, a tenant on the Conover farm. The body was taken to the Canandaigua Memorial Hospital where an autopsy will be performed. Mr. DeLong is survived by one son, Ira, of Victor; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hall of Centerfield; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the home of his son at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with Rev. Frank Hall officiating. Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1907

Mrs. Raymond DelPapa
of Torrey Park, died at the City Hospital at three o'clock this afternoon. The deceased was forty-five years of age. Death resulted indirectly from the effects of an operation performed at the Hospital on Monday. The operation was successful but Mrs. DelPapa failed to rally after it. She was born in Italy and came to this country twelve years ago. Her husband, five daughters, two sons, all residents of this city, one sister living in Italy and one sister living in South America, survive. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1915

Mrs. Raymond Del Papa,
aged 34 years, died very suddenly at 4 o'clock this morning, of valvular heart disease, at her home in Torrey Park. Besides her husband, Raymond Del Papa, proprietor of the Middlesex House in Torrey Park, she leaves two small children; her father and mother in Italy; one sister, in Italy, and one brother in New York. Mr. and Mrs. Del Papa were married in Italy about 3 years ago and following their marriage came immediately to Geneva. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis Desales church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



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