Robert “Red” W. VerWeire

Spencerport: Bob passed away on September 20, 2018. He was predeceased by his daughter Pamela & grandson Scott. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean; children James (Madeline), David (Deborah), Michael (Jill), Mary (Carl) Knapp; grand & great-grandchildren; brother Charles (Georgianna) VerWeire; nieces; nephews; cousins & a host of friends. Red was a Past Commissioner of the Gates Fire District & lifetime member of Gates-Chili Fire Dept.

Family and friends may call on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road.  Red’s Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10 am at Holy Ghost Church, 220 Coldwater Road. Kindly consider donating to Lifetime Care Hildebrandt Hospice, 3111 S. Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14623 in Bob’s memory.


VanDeVoorde, Roger L.

Rochester: Roger passed away peacefully on September 17, 2018, age 91. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia VanDeVoorde; children Patty, Susie (Robert), Karen (Goody), Mark (Kim) Distefano, Ann (Craig) Stickles, Gail (Edward) Micheaux, Joan (Richard) Wetzel, James Distefano (Janice Mascari); brother Robert VanDeVoorde; grandchildren; great-grandchildren & nieces.

Family and friends are invited to Roger's Memorial Mass on Saturday. September 22, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Helen Church 310 Hinchey Road. Entombment private in White Haven Memorial Park. Kindly consider donating to Hope Hall School, 1612 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY 14624 in his memory.


Flannery, Kathleen Mary

Irondequoit, NY - Age 91 went to our Lord on Thursday, September 13th. Born in Wexford, Ireland in 1927 Kathleen was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother of 3 Catherine, Patrick and Dymphna, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 7.

Services, provided by James R. Gray Funeral Home, will be as follows: Loving Committal at Webster Rural Cemetery, Friday September 21st at 11 am. A Memorial Mass will follow at Church of the America's at 1 pm. Remembrance Party at Carroll's Restaurant will follow and All who knew her are welcomed.


Best, Betty V.

Chili: On September 12, 2018. Survived by children Joanna (Rudy) Sillato, Mary (Ron) Mendolera, Dave (Linda) Best, Kristine (Steve) Moss; grand & great grandchildren; sister Peggy Morimando.

Family and friends may call Monday 4-7 pm at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 am at St. Monica Church, 34 Monica St. (at Genesee). Interment private in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The courtesy of no flowers would be appreciated. Kindly consider a donation to “Town of Chili Senior Center” 3235 Chili Avenue Rochester, NY 14624 in Betty’s memory.


Lawrence Lletay Bey

Celebrating the Life of Lawrence Lletay Bey (Beloved Family Man)

Sunrise: March 26, 1953
Sunset: September 4, 2018

Lawrence Lletay Bey is preceded by his parents Josie Athene and Lawrence Taylor, Sr. and his brother Spencer Andre Taylor. 
Lletay was born in Philadelphia, Pa
Lletay graduated from Overbrook High School in 1970. Lletay attended Temple University as a Pre-Med Science major for several years before pursuing other career endeavors.
To celebrate his life he leaves his sisters Athene Baidoo-Shelton, Cynthia Arnold, Harriet Taylor; brother Wyatt Taylor; nephews Andre Gray, Christopher Arnold, Yaw Demar Baidoo and Jalen Shelton; sister-in-law Sallie Taylor and brother-in-law Marvin Shelton.


Schickler, Carol Ann

Rochester: September 1, 2018. Predeceased by mother June Schwind; son John Butler; brother Tom Stimus; grandchildren Jeffrey and Zachary; great grandson Hayden. Leaves sons Don (Martha) Yates, James (Melissa) Yates, Rich (Maureen) Schickler; also survived by Dick Schickler, 8 grandchildren Ann, Lynn, Stephanie, RJ, Mabel, Paul, George, Walter, and great grandchildren William, Victoria, Scarlett and Everett as well as many loving cousins. 

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service Wednesday September 5 at 9:30am at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, NY 14624. Private interment.


Lippa, Joan P.

Rochester: August 23, 2018. Predeceased by her husband Frank Lippa. Survived by her children Barbara Lippa, Judith (Jimmy) Guerra, David (Kristen) Lippa, Patricia (Michael) Cook; grandchildren Michael (Monica) Guerra, Kristy (Ryan) Marks, Nicholas, Benjamin, Theresa & Christopher Lippa, Matthew & Adam Cook; great granddaughter Kennedy; sister Marie Peluso; neices, nephews & cousins; and dear family friend Myra Musialkiewicz.

Family & friends are invited to her Memorial Mass on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10 am at St. Luke & St. Cyrene Episcopal Church, 17 S. Fitzhugh Street in Rochester. Private entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Kindly consider donating to the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 in Joan’s  memory. 


Goodlein, Henry Jr.

GATES- Peacefully entered into rest on August 10, 2018 at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife A. Patricia Goodlein and sister Rita Hargis. Hank is survived by his children Gail Harris, Glenn (Sheryl), Gary (Sue) and David Goodlein, Susan (Ken) McCorry, Paula (Jeff) Mikols; grandchildren Liz (Ben) Berke, Shauna (Matt) Ketchum, Jessie (Tommy) Lochner, Ken McCorry, Alison (Jeff) Brannan, Andy (fiancé Corey) Goodlein, Julia (Brandon) Long, Jeanette McCorry, Eric and Jack Mikols; great-grandsons Thomas and Bradley Lochner, Dean, Tobias and Franklyn Ketchum; sister Marlene Robinson; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Hank proudly served in the Navy during WWII in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. He retired in 1988 after 45+ years in the elevator industry as owner of Downey-Goodlein Elevator Corp. Hank was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and family man.

Visiting hours are 5-8pm Monday, August 20 at James R. Gray Funeral Home 1530, Buffalo Rd, 14624. Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, August 21 at 10am at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 11 N Main St, 14428. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Church or the charity of your choice in Hank’s name.

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Vosper, ​Josephine Marie “Nee”

Josephine Marie (Schickler, O'Donnell) Vosper was born on September 21, 1921 in Coldwater, NY and passed away peacefully at home in Georgia on July 29, 2018. Her parents immigrated to this country from Germany and Switzerland before they married and began their life together. Josephine was the youngest of nine children and came of age during the Great Depression. Standing barely 5ft tall and strikingly beautiful, Joan was always fiercely independent and hard-working with a great sense of humor. Along with helping on her family farm, she also excelled in her studies and graduated high school at the age of 14. She inherited a love for gardening, music, dancing, and playing cards from her parents.

Joan met her first husband, Robert, at a carnival and was attracted to his dashing good looks, intelligence, musical gifts, and gregarious personality. She always pointed to marrying him as the best decision of her life, as the two of them welcomed three beautiful children, Joseph Michael, Jeanne Marie, and Robert Francis. Josephine raised her family on a 50-acre farm in Spencerport, NY. She was always very industrious and gave all she had to her children and her family. She lived by her father’s favorite motto, “if you owe a nickel, you don’t own a nickel.” She was able to use free passes from work to travel with her children to such locales as an Arizona dude ranch, California, Acapulco, and Europe. Christmas was always her favorite holiday, and she loved to decorate a large real tree with different themes every year. Pink and silver ornaments and tassels were her favorite. Josephine considered parenthood her greatest joy and accomplishment. Later in life, she was lucky enough to find a lovely second husband, Raymond Vosper “Poppy” who loved her and her family.

In addition to Joan’s three cherished children, she enjoyed five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, a source of endless love and pride. Although she lived in the Rochester, NY area for 90 years, she spent her final years in Georgia watching birds from her back porch, playing cards, and best of all spending time with her beloved family, especially enjoying the laughter, hugs, and smiles from her great-grandchildren. Joan was always a fierce competitor and a fighter. She was a two-time cancer survivor and lived with Parkinson’s disease for more than twenty years. Near the end of her life, she was asked what is the most important gift that we can give another human being, and her answer embodies all that she was- “true love.”

Joan is predeceased by; her loving parents; eight siblings; husbands Robert, and Raymond. She is survived by; her three adoring children, Joseph (Barbara) O’Donnell, Jeanne Froehler, and Robert O’Donnell (Carolyn Newell); five grandchildren, Michael (Holly) Froehler, Jessica Marie (Marc) Miller, Shannon O’Donnell, Lindsey O’Donnell, and Colleen (Philip) Diamantis; and five treasured great-grandchildren, Joelle Marie, Neva and PJ Miller, and Elise and Max Froehler; as well as several nieces and nephews. Josephine Marie will be laid to eternal rest alongside her family at Holy Ghost Cemetery in Gates, NY. Funeral services will be held at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:00 am, followed immediately by the interment.


Brown, Gary

Irondequoit: On Friday July 27, 2018. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Louise Brown. Survived by his brothers Fred and Arthur Brown; sister Sandra DeBadts; neices, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Gary's Life which will be held Monday August 13, 2018 at 6 pm at the clubhouse in Hidden Valley, 199 Hidden Valley Rd. Rochester, NY 14624. Burial will be private in Pleasant Valley Cemetery Hammondsport, NY. Kindly consider the Wilmot cancer Center in his memory.