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From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1953

MRS. LENA ANDERSEN

Final rites for Mrs. Lena Thompson Andersen, 71, wife of Holger Andersen, were held this afternoon in the family home at 127 Andes Ave. and in North Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. John Laske, pastor, officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Bearers were William Egbert, Edward Ashley, John Carroll, Patrick Lyons, Thomas Carone and John Elliott.

Mrs. Andersen died Thursday in her home after a long illness.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 January 1964

HOLGER ANDERSON

DEATH ENDS PLANS FOR DANISH REUNION

GENEVA - Final rites will be held Saturday in the DeVaney and Co. Funeral Home for 83-year old Holger Anderson whose dreams of living out the remainder of his life in Denmark were dashed forever yesterday.  The elderly native of Denmark died en route to New York City where he was to have boarded a ship to the Scandinavian country.  Death occurred in Syracuse.  The body was returned here and the funeral will be Saturday at a time to be announced in Devaney's.  The Rev. Richard Manzelmann, pastor of North Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson, who lived in Geneva at the Griffith Nursing Home the past year, had happily boarded a bus for Syracuse Tuesday night.  Later he boarded a New York Central train bound for New York City.  Before the train pulled away from the station, however, a trainman observed Mr. Anderson slumped over in his seat.  He was rushed to Syracuse Memorial Hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead on arrival.  Death was attributed to artereosclartic heart disease.  It was reported that Dr. John H. Stelter of Geneva had warned Anderson that travel would be hazardous for him due to his heart condition.

Mr. Anderson was returning to Denmark to live with his brother Helfred in Allborg after the latter was widowed.  Helfred had written to his brother here urging him to return home and Holger was elated.  He expressed his happiness while visiting the Geneva Travel Bureau, telling Mrs. Olga Hayes, bureau head, of his excitement over seeing his brother whom years had separated.  Originally, Mr. Anderson planned to sail Dec. 28 on the S. S. America but the sailing date was cancelled by the steamship company, and Mr. Anderson was then booked to sail on the S. S. United States which sailed yesterday.

Mr. Anderson had no other known relatives except for two cousins, a niece, Mrs. Howard Hilfiger of Geneva; two nephews, Harold Hicks of Rochester and Charles Thompson of Geneva.

Mr. Anderson was a retired stove mounter and worked at one time at the former Andes Range Co., and also the U. S. Radiator.  He was a member of the North Presbyterian Church and the Danish Brotherhood.


From the Finger Lakes Times - Saturday, February 9, 1991

CLAYTON W. BISCH

WATERLOO - *Clayton W. Buisch, 79, of 21 West St., died Friday, Feb. 8 in Auburn Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coe-Genung Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  The Very Rev. David R. Mihalya, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.  Memorial contributions may be made to the North Seneca Ambulance Corps.  Mr. Buisch was born May 8, 1911, in Waterloo, son of William and Myrtle Graham Buisch, and was a life resident of the area.  He retired in 1973 from the American Can Co., where he was employed for 45 years.  He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Surviving are one son, Ronald C. of Waterloo.  He was predeceased by his wife, Minnie Buisch, who died April 7, 1990.

* Newspaper misspelled his last name.  Clayton W. Bisch.


From an unknown newspaper in Geneva, Ontario County, New York.

MRS. MINNIE BISCH

Waterloo--Mrs. Minnie Bisch, 77, of 21 West St., died Saturday (April 7) in Taylor-Brown Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Coe-Genung Funeral Home.  The funeral will be Tuesday at the funeral home at a time to be announced.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva.  Mrs. Bisch was born Aug. 6, 1912, in Geneva, daughter of Peter and Minnie Lindenberg Thompson.  She was a lifelong resident of the Waterloo area.  She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton W. Bisch; one son, Ronald C. Bisch of Waterloo; one cousin
and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be given to North Seneca Ambulance Corps.

Minnie Bisch died April 7, 1990.


From unknown newspaper in Geneva, Ontario County, New York

ARTHUR F. BLOOD

GENEVA - Arthur F. Blood, former manager of the Crane Company plant and chairman of the board of assessors of the town of Geneva, died yesterday in Geneva Hospital after a long illness.  He had lived on Castle Road.  Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. with Rev. Vernon L. Lee officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  There will be a Masonic service Saturday at 8 p.m. by Geneva Lodge 965 F & A M.

Mr. Blood was the son of the late H. E. Blood, a Geneva contractor and Jennie Jennings Blood.  He was born in the Town of Benton and moved  to Geneva at an early age.  He was educated in Geneva schools and had taken a course in metallurgy at Cornell University.  Mr. Blood retired about one year ago from Crane Company due to ill health.  In addition to being manager of the plant he had served in many other capacities and received a diamond pin for his years of service with the company. He was a member of the First Methodist Church where he served as secretary, member of the church board and member of the choir.  He was a member of the Geneva Masonic Lodge 965 F & AM since May 27, 1926.  He was a master of the lodge in 1932 and secretary from 1947-1954.  He was Grand Master of Ceremonies of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York in 1960 and had performed many other duties in the lodge through the years.  He was chairman of the board of assessors of the Town of Geneva.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Blood, Geneva; one son, Douglas M. Blood of Stafford, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Clayton Swayze, Geneva and Mrs. Lewis Boughtin, Geneva; one brother, Alan Blood of North Carolina: two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur Blood died Jan. 26, 1967.



From Finger Lakes Times 25 November 1977

MRS. CATHERINE C. BLOOD

GENEVA - Mrs. Catherine C. Blood, 76, of RD 2, Castle Road, died yesterday at Geneva General Hospital.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Saturday.  The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Prayer services conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 83, will be 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Contributions in her memory may be made to one's favorite charity.

Mrs. Blood was born in Lodi, the daughter of John and Minnie Lindenberg Carragher.  She was the widow of Arthur F. Blood.  She lived in Geneva for many years and was employed at Shuron Optical Co.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 83. She was a past district grand patron and past worthy matron of the Chapter.

She is survived by one son, Douglas M. Blood of Geneva; three sisters, Mrs. Clayton (Minnie) Bisch of Waterloo, Mrs. Robert (Josephine) Reynolds of Geneva and Mrs. Ray (Ann) Valder of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one brother, Charles Thompson of Florida; two grandchildren, Robert and Tana Blood of Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 August 1924

H. Eugene Blood

H. Eugene Blood, aged 66 years, died at his home, 339 Washington street, this morning at 2:30 o'clock after a short illness.  He is survived by his wife, Jennie Jennings Blood; three sons, Alan Blood of Oaks Corners, Charles and Arthur Blood, of Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur W. Clark, Mrs. Allen Olmstead and Mrs. Lewis J. Boughton, all of Geneva; one sister and four brothers, also nine grandchildren.  Mr. Blood has been for years a well-known contractor and builder.  He was a member of the Seneca Men's Bible Class of the First Methodist church. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence.  Interment will be made in Benton Center Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1918

The death of Benjamin Brown of the Castle Road occurred yesterday at noon of typhoid fever.  He leaves his wife, three boys and two girls, Andrew, Benjamin, John, Helen and Grace, all at home; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown; and two brothers, John and Andrew Brown, all of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Dougherty of Geneva and Mrs. G. M. Lamb of Buffalo.  Mr. Brown was driver for McPadden Brothers, laundrymen.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Trinity church, Dr. C. M. Sills, officiating.  Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.



Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, N.Y., Tuesday, May 22, 2001

JOHN LESLIE BROWN

CLIFTON SPRINGS - John Leslie Brown, 91, of 1964 Pearl St. Extension, passed away quietly on Sunday (May 20, 2001). There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced.  John's wish is that any remembrances be made in lieu of flowers to Camp Onseyawa, c/o the Clifton Springs Rotary Club, Clifton Springs, 14432.

John was born Aug. 2, 1909, in Geneva, the son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Brown.  He grew up in Geneva, attended Geneva High School and graduated from Hobart College, Class of 1932.  He went on to receive a master's degree in YMCA administration in 1934 from George Williams College in Chicago, and did graduate studies in social work at the University of Chicago.

Brownie, as he was commonly known to generations of kids throughout his adult life, combined his life long interest in sports and athletics while dedicating his life to working with kids and people of all ages.  In the depth of the Depression, he began working as a research sociologist and community organizer for the Chicago Area Project, a grass-roots program developed by the noted sociologist Clifford Shaw for the state of Illinois.  The program worked for young people at risk by involving parents and community leaders in forming youth based organizations and teams to install positive values and reduce the level of juvenile crime in Chicago area neighborhoods.  Many of the teams he coached during the period won the Chicago City Championship for their divisions.

On Sept. 10, 1938, he married Chicago native and George Williams student Louise Volz.  In 1948, he came to Clifton Springs as the general secretary of the YMCA, a position he held for 25 years.  While there, he built year-round programs in which young people of all ages were free to participate.  Summer programs included establishing the Little Leagues, the Babe Ruth and the American Legion Baseball programs, and for several years he coached the semi-pro town baseball team.  During the winter, gym classes were held at different age levels, and basketball leagues in several divisions of age groups were formed.  He founded Hi-Y clubs for both girls and boys that fostered citizenship and the study of state and national government.  He taught hunter safety programs through the "Y" for more than 30 years, and for many years instructed swimming lessons for Clifton Springs kids and adults at the Geneva "Y."   He retired from the "Y" to become a teacher and chairman of the history department  of Midlakes High School and while there also coached cross county and baseball.  The '76 baseball team was the first Midlakes High School baseball team to reach sectional competition.  Throughout his life, Brownie was an ardent baseball fan, a student of the game and was a part-time scout for the Cubs and Cincinnati.  Following his retirement from teaching, Brownie returned to Hobart College to coach cross country and baseball.  He continued his dedication to organizations and activities whose goals were working with and helping children and young people.  His countless hours of volunteering were devoted to several organizations throughout the Finger Lakes area.  He was a Paul Harris Fellow and twice past president of Clifton Springs Rotary Club, where he achieved 60 years of perfect attendance.  He was one of the founders of the four county Rotary handicapped children's camp, Camp Onseyawa.  He had served on the Board of Directors of the camp, as well as Happiness House in Geneva, the Salvation Army, the Statesman Athletic Association and the Finger Lakes Council for the Boy Scouts of America.  He was active in fund raising and programming for those organizations, as well as for local chapters of the Easter Seals and the American Cancer Society.  Throughout his life, he remained a benefactor of Hobart College, the Statesman Athletic Association and the Clifton Springs Hospital.  He made a difference.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louise; daughter, Janet Williamson of Houston, Texas; son Jack (Trudy) of Himrod; grandchildren, Lauren (Mike) Powers of Jewett, Texas, Leslie (Mark) Moehler of Houston, Texas, LeaAnne (Steve) Reynolds of Tampa, Fla. and Kelly Brown of New York City; six great grandchildren; brothers, Benjamin "Bud" (Ruth) Brown and Mike (Tina) Fleming; sisters, Helen Holland, Grace Schilhour, Dottie (Jim) Cooley and Jane Hefferon and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister Betty; a brother, Andy, and a brother-in-law, Pete Holland.  Arrangements are to be made by the Patrick Funeral Home Inc. in Clifton Springs. 



From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1939

Elizabeth L. Fleming, aged 16 years, of 200 High Street, died Saturday afternoon at the Geneva General Hospital following a short illness.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fleming; nine sisters, Mrs. Joseph Schmidt, Rochester; Mrs. William Strong, Ithaca; Miss Ruth Fleming, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Everett Keith, Geneva; Miss Frances Fleming, Rochester; Miss Helen Brown, Miss Dorothy Fleming, Miss Jane Fleming; four brothers, Andrew Brown, Benjamin Brown, Geneva; John Brown, Chicago, Ill., Michael Fleming, Jr., Geneva.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home, and 9 o'clock at  St. Stephen's church.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1923

JAMES NEWTON HICKS

James Newton Hicks, aged 37 years, died suddenly at his home at 24 Evans street last night.  He is survived by his wife and infant son, Harold James, two sisters of Columbus, Ohio, and one brother, also of Columbus, Ohio.  The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at the home at 24 Evans St.   Rev. Alexander Thompson will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery.


From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1974

HOWARD HILFIGER

Howard T. Hilfiger, 53, of 33 Middle St., died early this morning in Geneva General Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hovey Chapel at North Presbyterian Church.  Dr. J. Richard Hart will officiate.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the DeVaney Funeral Home today from 7 - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.

Mr. Hilfiger was born in Phelps and was a life resident of this area.  He was the son of the late Walter and Lillian Taft Hilfiger.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the U. S. Army.  He was a member of Winnek Post 396, American Legion, and the Geneva Unit of the Civil Defense Auxiliary Police.  He was a communicant of North Presbyterian Church and was employed by Newark State School.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; two sons, William of Geneva and Richard of Webster; and one niece and three nephews.


From Geneva Daily Times Friday, November 1, 1907

CHARLES LINDENBERG

Charles Lindenberg, aged 64 years, died last evening at his residence, No. 15 Burrall avenue.  The cause of death was dropsy.  The deceased is survived by his wife, four sons, Eletnoe, John and George of this city, and Ira of Ovid, four daughters, Mrs. M. Carragher, Mrs. B. Brown, Miss Anna and Ida Lindenberg, all of this city.  The funeral will be held at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon at the house with interment in Glenwood Cemetery.


From Geneva Daily Times Friday, December 6, 1940

MRS. EDITH LINDENBERG

Mrs. Edith Lindenberg, formerly of Geneva, died yesterday after a long illness at her home in Detroit Mich.  She is survived by two sons, William and Clifford Stevens; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Deters and a sister, Mrs. Arnold Cantor, all of Detroit; her mother, Mrs. Katherine Frank of Geneva; another sister, Mrs. Hazel Fazar, of Canandaigua, and a brother, Vance Frank, of Syracuse.  Funeral services will be held Monday with burial in Detroit.



From Geneva Daily Times - Saturday, January 6 1912

MRS. EMMA J. LINDENBURG

Mrs. Emma Lindenburg, aged 56 years, died at the City Hospital yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, after an illness of pneumonia.  She is survived by four sons, Ira of Ovid, Elijah, John and George of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Peter Thomas, Mrs. Benjamin Brown, and Miss Ida Lindenburg of this city, and Mrs. John Guilfoil of Canandaigua.  The remains were taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Brown, on West Castle street, where the funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.


From The Geneva Times - Thursday, November 4, 1965

GEORGE LINDENBERG

GENEVA - George Lindenberg of 19 Universal Ave., died this morning in the home of his niece, Mrs. Grace Schillhour, after a brief illness.  The funeral will be Saturday in the DeVaney and Co. Funeral Home, at a time to be announced.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Friday and at their convenience.  Mr. Lindenberg was a retired gardner, after many years service at the N.Y.S. Experiment Station.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Deters of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, Mrs. Minnie Thompson and Mrs. Ida Rogers, all of Geneva; several nieces and nephews.

From "The Geneva Times", Friday, November 5, 1965:

GENEVA - Funeral services for George Lindenberg of 19 Universal Ave. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the DeVaney Funeral Home.  The Rev. Sheldon Flory of Trinity Episcopal Church will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience.

From "The Geneva Times", Saturday, November 6, 1965:

GENEVA - The funeral of George Linderberg of 19 Universal Ave. was held this afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sheldon Flory of the Trinity Episcopal Church officiating.  Bearers were all nephews; Andrew, Benjamin and John Brown; Michael Fleming; Clyde Holland; James Cooley.


The Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1925

TWO ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

TOURING CAR OVERTURNED ON THE LYONS ROAD

James Murphy of Jay Street and James B. Murray of Rochester Met Death
and John Sullivan and Harry Taylor Are in Critical Condition in Hospital
        _________________________

James Murphy, 60, of 31 Jay street, this city, and James B. Murray, 45, of 406 1-2 West Main street, Rochester, are dead, and two others, John Sullivan, 30, of No. 26 Geneva street and Harry Taylor, 50, of 118 Wadsworth street are in the Geneva General hospital in a critical condition as the result of an automobile accident on the Lyons Road shortly after six o'clock Saturday evening.

Murphy was killed when the car in which four men were riding skidded, plunged into the ditch and turned over several times. He died soon after as the results of a broken back and crushed chest.

Murray, who was riding in the front seat with Murphy, suffered a fractured skull, from which he died at the Geneva General Hospital yesterday morning shortly after 2 o'clock.

Reports from the hospital indicate that John Sullivan is in a serious condition, and that Harry Taylor, the fourth occupant of the car, is badly injured.

Reports of the accident indicate that the machine, a Dodge touring car, was proceeding along the state road towards Lyons. The road was wet from the day's rain and there was a slight mist. As the car approached a stretch of highway in front of the Simpson farm north of Skuse's Corners it was seen to skid on the wet pavement and plunge toward the ditch. The car then swerved back into the road and plunged across to the other side where it turned over two or three times.

Murphy and Murray were apparently thrown from the machine as it turned over for the first time. Sullivan and Taylor remained in the back seat and were in the car as it rolled over the second and third time.

Passing motorist assisted in removing Sullivan and Taylor from the wreckage and rushed Murphy and Murray to the Geneva General Hospital. It is believed that Murphy died on his way to the hospital. At the hospital it was seen that Murray was in a desperate condition and an examination revealed the he had suffered a fractured skull. Little hope was held out for his recovery and early Sunday morning he died of his injuries.

The car in which the four men were riding was taken to the Kirkwood Garage. The machine, a Dodge touring car, was badly smashed in the accident. The fenders and four part of the auto were crushed and the top smashed. The steering wheel was snapped off and a rear wheel splintered to pieces.

The car belonged to O. J. C. Rose of South Main street, for whom Murphy worked as coachman and chauffeur for the past twenty three years.

General reports volunteered by motorists who were on the scene of the accident indicate that the machine was apparently under control just previous to the fatal skid and that the initial skidding of the car was caused by wet pavement and slippery shoulder of the road.

I. A. Cooper of the Geneva Auto Company, was a witness to the accident. Mr. Cooper stated today that the car left the road on the east side. The driver swung the car back into the road where it skidded into the depression on the west side of the highway. It then traveled for a short distance along the depression until it apparently struck a rough spot and turned over. When mr. Cooper arrived at the scene a few seconds later the car was a wreck and the bodies of the men were strung out beside the smashed machine.

Accounts given by other motorist who were in the vicinity at the time of the accident gave similar reports of the fatality.

The ambulance from the Geneva General Hospital answered the call and with the help of tourists who had stopped at the scene the four men were rushed to the hospital. James Murphy was dead when the ambulance reached the hospital. An examination there determined that he had died of a broken back and severe internal injuries resulting from a crushed chest. The body was removed to DeVaney Undertaking Rooms shortly after.

Funeral services for James Murphy will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house 31 Jay street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Murphy, one son, John Murphy and two daughters, Rose and Mary Murphy, his mother, Mrs. Bridget Murphy, now living in Ireland, one sister, also living in Ireland, and a sister living in Cleveland.

James B. Murray, the second victim, is a native of this city but has resided in Rochester for a number of years. He is survived by a son Robert Murray, of Charleston, W. Va; a daughter, Ethel Murray of Geneva, and four brothers John Murray of Geneva, Daniel Murray of Phelps, Frank Murray of Buffalo, and Thomas Murray of Jamestown; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Sabine, of Rochester, Mrs. Charles Saunders of Rochester, Mrs. Charles Van Dusen of Canandaigua, Mrs. Ramond Shirley and Mrs. Charles Paulson of this city.

The funeral of James Murray will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Paulson, 66 Colt street, and at 10 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

A report given out by the hospital authorities this afternoon indicated that John Sullivan is in a serious condition but that he had shown some improvement during the day. Harry Taylor, the fourth occupant of the car is badly injured.

Corner George S. Flint stated today that he will conduct and inquest over the fatality. He was not able to announce the time of the inquest but stated that it would be held within the next day or two.


From the Finger Lakes Times - Monday, May 12, 1986

MRS. JOSEPHINE C. REYNOLDS

GENEVA - Mrs. Josephine C. Reynolds, 77, of Seneca Castle, died yesterday morning (May 11) at Geneva General Hospital following a brief illness.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the DeVaney funeral home.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Hess, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Reynolds was born in Geneva and was a lifelong resident.  She was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Carragher. She was the widow of Robert Reynolds and was retired from the Shuron Optical Company.  She attended the First Methodist Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Ochs of Seneca Castle; three granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Clayton (Minnie) Bisch of Waterloo; and one brother, Charles Thompson of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.


From the Finger Lakes Times - Thursday, October 27, 1977

ROBERT D. REYNOLDS

GENEVA - Robert D. Reynolds, 64, of 264 William St., died last evening at Geneva General Hospital.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home today from 8-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Masonic Prayer Services, conducted by the Geneva Lodge No. 965, will be at 8:45 p.m. Friday.  The funeral will be at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Reynolds was born in Geneva, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds.  He lived in Geneva all his life and was a member of First United Methodist Church.  He was employed by the U.S. Post Office for over 20 years, retiring in 1973.  He was also a member and past master (1955) of Geneva Lodge No. 965 F & AM and a member of Hydrant Hose Co. of Geneva. Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Gladys Reynolds of Geneva; his wife Josephine C.; one step daughter, Mrs. John (Mary E.) Venuti of Seneca Castle; three grandchildren; and two aunts.



From the Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1963

HARRY G. RORICK

GENEVA - Harry G. Rorick, 34 Middle St., died this morning at Geneva General Hospital following a long illness.  Funeral services will be held at the DeVaney Funeral Home Monday at a time to be announced.  Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience after Saturday noon.

Born in Elmira, Mr. Rorick resided in Geneva for several years.  He was a retired iron molder and had been unemployed for several years.  He had previously worked at foundries in the city.  He was a member of the North Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Howard Hilfiger, Geneva, one son Harold Hicks , Rochester, four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ross Beers, Williamsport, Pa.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1963

MRS. LAURA K. RORICK

Geneva - Mrs. Laura K. Rorick, wife of Harry G. Rorick, 33 Middle St., died yesterday noon in Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral service will be from DeVaney Funeral Home and in the Hovey Chapel of North Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at a time to be announced.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today at their convenience.

Mrs. Rorick was a Gold Star Mother and a member of the William M. Harding Marine Corps League Auxiliary and a member of North Presbyterian Church; and was a lifelong resident of Geneva.  She was the daughter of the late Anton and Matilda Anderson Thompson.

She is survived by her husband, Harry J. of Geneva; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Hilfiger, Geneva; one son, Harold Hicks, of Rochester; one brother, Charles Thompson, of Geneva; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 November 1933

John Edward Shirley

John Edward Shirley, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shirley of 212 High street, died at the family home last evening.  Besides his parents, he is survived by five sisters and one brother.

The funeral was held this morning with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1969

RAYMOND S. SHIRLEY

Raymond S. Shirley, 79, of 291 S. Main St., died early yesterday morning in Geneva General Hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services will be Monday in the McGuigan Funeral Home at a time to be announced.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Shirley was a foreman at the machine shop of the Shuron Optical Co. for over 42 years until he retired.  He is survived by one son, Francis M. of Geneva; seven daughters, Mrs. Charles Thompson of Florida, Mrs. Robert Rynders of Geneva, Mrs. William Wood of Auburn, Miss Rosemary Shirley of Menlow Park, Calif., Mrs. Thomas Reed of Auburn, Mrs. William Connolly of Menlow Park, Calif., Mrs. Michael Personale of Canandaigua; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eva M. Jones of Pasadena, Calif.


All three notices were in the Geneva Times.

MRS. ROZELLA SHIRLEY

GENEVA -- Mrs. Rozella Murray Shirley, wife of Raymond S. Shirley, 212 High St., died suddenly this morning at Geneva General Hospital.

Mrs. Shirley is survived by her husband; 7 daughters, Mrs. Robert Rynders of Geneva, Mrs. William Wood of Auburn, Mrs. Thomas Reed of Auburn, Mrs. Michael Personale of Geneva, Mrs. Charles Thompson of Florida, Mrs. William Connolly of Boston, Miss Rosemary Shirley of Geneva; a son, Francis Shirley of Geneva; a sister, Mrs. Marge VanDusen of Rochester; a brother, Daniel Murray of Geneva.  Funeral services are being handled by the McGuigan Funeral Home and are incomplete.

GENEVA -- Funeral service for Mrs. Rosella Shirley, wife of Raymond S. Shirley, 212 High St., will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday from the McGuigan Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening.  In addition to survivors listed in yesterday's Times, there are 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 15 nieces and nephews.

MRS. ROSELLA SHIRLEY

Funeral services were this morning for Mrs. Rosella Shirley at 8:30 at the McGuigan Funeral Home, and at 9 at St. Stephen's Church. The Rev. Raymond P. Nolan, pastor of St. Stephen's Church, was celebrant of a solemn requiem high mass.  The Rev. Bernard L. Carges was deacon and the Rev. Edward Golden was sub-deacon.  Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery with Rev. Nolan officiating.  He was assisted by Rev. Carges and Rev. Golden.

The bearers were all sons-in-law of Mrs. Shirley. They were Robert B. Rynders, William D. Wood, Thomas C. Reed, Michael A. Personale, Charles Thompson and William M. Connolly.

Rosella Shirley died  July 20, 1961


Geneva Daily Times - Thursday, September 9, 1943

MANTON* THOMPSON

Manton* Thompson of 127 Andes avenue died yesterday afternoon at the Geneva General Hospital following a short illness.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Holger Anderson, Mrs. Harry Rorick; two sons, Peter and Charles, all of Geneva;  six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rorick, 83 Wadsworth street.  Rev. Alexander Thompson, pastor of the North Presbyterian Church will officiate, and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

* Name misspelled. First name was Anton.


Florida Today, January 9, 1989

CHARLES A. THOMPSON

Cocoa - Charles A. Thompson, 78, a retired machinist with Sperry-Rand Inc. died Saturday, Jan. 7, at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge.  Mr. Thompson was a Brevard resident for 13 years, coming from Gainesville.

Survivors include his sons, Robert Thompson of Melbourne, Lawrence Thompson of Winter Haven; daughter, Joanne Broer of Maumee, Ohio; sister, Minnie Bish of Geneva, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.  No calling hours or service are scheduled. Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home in Rockledge is in charge of arrangements.  Donations may be made to Brevard Hospice, P.O. Box 965, Rockledge, 32955


From an unknown newspaper in Geneva, Ontario County, New York.

MRS. CLARA THOMPSON

GENEVA--Mrs. Clara Thompson, 67, Cocoa Florida, died Friday at the Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital, Rockledge, Fla.
She was a native of Geneva, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shirley.  The funeral will be in Cocoa, Fla. at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of one's choice.  Surviving are her husband Charles, one daughter, Mrs. Carleton (Joanne) Broer of Maumee Ohio; two sons, Laurence of Bethany, Okla., and Robert of Melbourne, Fla.; six sisters, Mrs. Robert (Theda) Rynders of Geneva, Mrs. William (Muriel) Wood of Auburn, Mrs. Ralph (Rosemary) Cummings of Geneva, Mrs. June Reed of Auburn, Mrs. Roger (Rita) Christol of California and Mrs. Michael (Elaine) Personale of Canandaigua; one brother, Francis Shirley of Geneva; several grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and one aunt.

Clara Thompson died July 23, 1962.


Geneva Daily Times - Wednesday, May 2, 1923

MRS. HANNAH MATILDA THOMPSON

Mrs. Hannah Matilda Thompson, age 64, wife of Anton Thompson, died at her home, 24 Evans street, yesterday afternoon after a long illness.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Holzer Anderson and Mrs. James Hicks, both of this city; two sons, Charles and Peter Thompson, of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Petrea Jenson of Penn Yan; two brothers, Peter Anderson of this city and Andrew Anderson of Denmark; also three grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from her late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.


31 July 1970 [notice from an unknown paper in Geneva, Ontario County, New York]

MRS. MINNIE L. THOMPSON

GENEVA --- Mrs. Minnie L. Thompson of 31 Hoffman Ave. died this morning at Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be Monday at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc., at a time to be announced.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Mrs. Thompson was born in Lodi and had been a resident of Geneva for over 60 years.  Her husband, Peter, died May 11, 1962. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Ann) Valder, of Romulus, Mrs. Catherine Blood, of Geneva, Mrs.  Robert (Josephine) Reynolds, of Geneva and Mrs. Clayton (Minnie) Bisch, of Waterloo; one son, Charles A. Thompson, of Gainesville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. William (Ida) Rogers, of Seneca Castle, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


12 May 1962  [notice from an unknown paper in Geneva, Ontario County, New York]

PETER THOMPSON

GENEVA--- Final rites for Peter Thompson, 76, of 31 Hoffman Ave., retired from the former U.S. Radiator Corp., will be at 2 P.M. Tuesday in the Bennett Funeral Home, North St.  The Rev. Lewis F. Bachman, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.M. today at the funeral home and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. tomorrow and Monday.

Mr. Thompson who died last night in Geneva General Hospital, was employed for 52 years with the  former Radiator Corp., now the Crane Co.  He was a member of First Methodist Church.  Survivors besides his widow, Minnie L. Thompson, include a son, Charles of Gainesville, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Clayton Bisch of Waterloo; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Arthur Blood, Mrs. Josephine Beattie, and Mrs. Ray Valder of East Lake Rd.; a sister, Mrs. Laura Rorick of Geneva; a brother, Charles Thompson of Geneva, and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

GENEVA -- Funeral services for Peter Thompson were this afternoon from the Bennett funeral home.  Rev. Lewis Bachman of the First Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.  Bearers were Charles Thompson, Harold Hicks, Douglas Blood, Ronald Bisch, Robert Thompson and John Venuti.


From the Finger Lakes Times - Tuesday, April 15, 1980:

MRS. ANNE C. VALDER

GENEVA - Mrs. Anne C. Valder of Coach Court Trailer Park, Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of East Lake Road, Geneva, died Saturday in Daytona Beach.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Hess, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Mrs. Valder was born in Lodi the daughter of John and Minnie Lindenberg Carragher.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was employed at the American Can Company for many years.  She was the widow of Ray D. Valder, who died in 1975.  Surviving are one brother, Charles Thompson of Cocoa, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Clayton (Minnie) Bisch of Waterloo and Mrs. Josephine Reynolds of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.


From The Geneva Times - Wednesday, October 29, 1975

RAY D. VALDER

ROMULUS - Ray D. Valder, 61, of 910 East Lake Rd., Romulus, died yesterday at Geneva General Hospital.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Masonic prayer service will be conducted by Geneva Lodge No. 965 F & AM at 8 p.m.  Funeral Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Lester Schaff, officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Glenwood Cemetery.  Friends may make contributions to the United Methodist Church of Geneva memorial fund.

Mr. Valder was born in Gorham.  He had lived in this area all his life.  He had been employed by the American Can Co. for 23 years.  Surviving are his wife Anne C. (Carragher) Valder of Romulus; three sisters, Mrs. Grace LaDue of Stanley; Mrs. Mildred Huff of Geneva; Mrs. Florence Wood of Penn Yan; and a brother, Clifton Valder of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.



From The Citizen Newspaper, Auburn, N.Y.

MURIEL R. WOOD

AUBURN -- Muriel R. Wood, 79, of Owasco Street, Auburn, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 in Auburn Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Wood was born in Geneva, the daughter of Raymond and Rosella Murray Shirley.  She lived most of her life in the Auburn area.  Mrs. Wood was a graduate of DeSales High School of Geneva.  She retired from Auburn Nursing Home.  She was a communicant of St. Mary Church.  Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband William; a son, James and his wife Maxine Wood; a daughter, Kathleen R. Hand and her husband Lawrence Sr., all from Cayuga; one brother, Francis Shirley of Liverpool; five sisters, Mrs. Theda Rynders of Geneva, Mrs. Rosemary Cummings of Penn Yan, Ms. June Reed of Auburn, Mrs. Rita Christol of California and Mrs. Elaine Personale of  Canandaigua; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Wood was predeceased by a granddaughter, Donna Marie Hand.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 in the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, 42 E. Genesee St. Auburn. Private burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery Fleming.  Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 3 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to charity of choice in memory of Mrs. Wood.



From The Citizen Newspaper, Auburn, N.Y.

WILLIAM D. WOOD

AUBURN -- William D. Wood, 83, of Owasco Street, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, in Auburn Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Muriel Shirley Wood.  Mr. Wood was born in Auburn, the son of the late Frank and Lillian Rooker Wood.  Mr. Wood was a life-long resident of the city of Auburn.  He retired from Beacon Milling Co. of Cayuga with 20 years of service, and Agway Feed of Auburn with 10 years of service.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.  Mr. Wood is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Hand and her husband Lawrence Sr., and his son James and his wife Maxine, all of Cayuga; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Wood was predeceased by his wife Muriel in 1999; and his granddaughter, Donna Hand.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, 42 E. Genesee St., Auburn.  Funeral services will be conducted 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the funeral home, with the Rev. James Enright officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fleming.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.



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