Rochester, NY Obituaries

Van Der Mallie, Byron J. “Butch”

PALMYRA: Died on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the age of 72. Family and friends are invited to call from 4-7pm on Friday, October 1 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra. Committal prayers will be at 10am on Saturday, October 2 at Palmyra Cemetery. A funeral service will follow at 11:30am the First Baptist Church of Manchester, 54 S. Main St., Manchester, NY. Please consider memorials to the Finger Lakes Ambulance, 14 Crane Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432, The Palmyra Fire Dept., 615 East Main Street, Palmyra NY 14522 or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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Kimberly A. Mankowski - September 18, 2021

AVON - Suddenly on September 18, 2021 at age 44. She is survived by her brothers, David (Kelly) Mankowski, Damon Mankowski (Paul McIlvene); several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kim was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Ann Mankowski. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from...
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Richard N. “Dick” Reynolds

Brockport – Passed away peacefully on Thursday September 23, 2021, at the age of 88. Son of George and Marion Reynolds. Predeceased by brothers George and Donald, sisters Dorothy Ruger and Margaret. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Nancy; son Jeffrey (Sharon), daughters Anne and Terri Reynolds, sister-in-law Lucille Reynolds and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
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Patrick B. Barnhardt

Patrick B. “Pat” Barnhardt, 59, of Leicester, N.Y., died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He was born the son of Charles and Lucille (Losey) Barnhardt on March 5, 1961, in Dansville, N.Y. He served in the Navy from 1979 to 1984. He was employed at Delphi in Rochester, N.Y. He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed wood crafting and computer games.

Deborrah Jean Nanuseski

Brockport – Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday May 11, 2020 at the age of 67. Predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy Armstrong, brother James and sister Martha Pahuk. She is survived by her children Jamie, Jennifer and Naume II, grandchildren Taylor, Nicole, Cole, Jessica, Michael, Natalie, and Ella, siblings John Armstrong Jr., Sara (Bart) Powers and her nieces.

Sandra Fox Brennan - June 29, 2021

Geneseo: at age 78 years, Sandra passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at her home in Geneseo. She was born in Odessa, TX. Survived by her daughter, Dr. Christine E. Brennan (Craig S. Feder) of Glen Ridge, NJ. Grandchildren: Liam Feder and Aurora Feder; sister-in-law Gladys (Walter) Riechmann of MN; nieces by marriage, Barb (Tom) Pedersen and Deb Riechmann. Also survived by so many dear friends and former colleagues.

Dennis Carl Englert - September 21, 2021

Nunda: Born 4/6/1942 in Canandaigua, N.Y. to Carl and Ruth (Fugle) Englert. Died September 21, 2021. Survived by wife Eunice (Perry) Englert whom he married December 14, 1968. Sons, Andrew born 10/15/1969 (wife Jody) of Lima New York and Michael born 11/30/1972 of Nunda. Granddaughter Riley Englert of Lima, Step-Grandson Tyler (Katie) Coleman of Retsof. Step Granddaughter Autumn Coleman of Lima. Step Great Grandsons Myles and Wesley Coleman.

Jamie Nanuseski

Brockport – Suddenly, Thursday, December 10, 2020 at age 39. Predeceased by her parents, Naume and Deborrah. Survived by her children, Nicole, Jessica, Michael and Natalie; siblings, Jennifer and Naume II; nieces, Taylor and Ella; nephew, Cole; aunts, Lena Tanaskoski and Sara Powers; Uncle, Sam Armstrong; and many cousins and dear friends.

Dr. MaryParke Manning

Dr. MaryParke Edwards Manning (Parkie) passed away at home in her sleep at the age of 99, on September 1, 2021, in Rochester, NY. She is survived by her four children, Deane (Michelle), Tom (Randi), and Foster (Leslie) Manning, and Elizabeth (Bill) Stevens, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased, by two months, by her husband of 74 years, Dr. James Manning.

Christopher B. Berke

Hilton – Chris showed strength in the face of brain cancer and died peacefully surrounded by his family on September 22, 2021, at age 38. He is predeceased by his beloved grandparents. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele Berke (Thomas); daughters whom he adored, Emma & Lizzy Berke; parents, Bryan & Donna Berke; father-in-law, Dennis Thomas; sisters, Heather (William) Moody, Haley (Amanda) Nobrega; several nieces & nephews. Chris was a huge Buffalo Bills Fan. He worked at Wegmans for 24 years and was an avid camper & hiker. For more information and to leave a memory, visit

Donald I. McKay

Donald I. McKay, 86, of Caledonia, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2021. Donald is predeceased by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” (McCorrison) McKay. He is survived by his children, Andrew McKay, Kate McKay, Rebecca McKay (Speigle) and John McKay; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. Donald was born Jan. 13,...
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John M. Putney

John M. Putney, 59, of Rochester, formerly of Warsaw, passed away on Sept. 13, 2021 at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1961 in Warsaw, son of Beverly Ramsey Putney of Warsaw and the late Marvin Putney. John was a graduate of Warsaw Central School Class of 1980 and he was a self employed contractor in Rochester for many years.

Jo Ann Bird - September 21, 2021

Nunda: At age 68, Jo Ann passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at the Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, NY. She was born in Rochester, NY to the late Wallace and Jeanette Jones. Survived by her beloved husband of 28 years, Elmer C. Bird, her children; Robert Saurini, Brian (BJ) Bird, Alicia (Matt) Gascon, Arica (Mike) Bernard, and her sisters; Judi Blackburn, Jackie Jones, Chris (John) Ryan, and Bobbie Porter, along with her 8 grandchildren.

Darkness, murder on stage

Try this on: “I refuse to be the same person I was when I was born when I die,” intones Amigo the Devil on his tune “Cocaine and Abel.”. Couched in heaps of wide-eyed insight and insanity, Danny Kiranos aka Amigo the Devil, is as serious as a suicide note with typos. Kiranos clearly has been reading Tom Waits’ mail or borrowed one of Nick Cave’s suits.

James E. Simpson - September 17, 2021

Livonia: At age 85, Jim passed peacefully on Friday, September 17, 2021. He was born on February 22, 1936, in Rochester, NY to the late Glenn and Margaret (Clark) Simpson. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Rita (Tubbs) Simpson and sons; Larry (Patty) Simpson, Tom (Kim) Simpson, Dave (Betsy) Simpson, and Don (Cheryl) Simpson; grandchildren, Zach, Madison, Jordan (Gina), Tori, Tyler, Cooper, Matt, Molly, Jack, Trevor, Dan, Bailey, and Chandler; sister Lois Myers. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Lawrence H. Sniffen - August 14, 2021

Springwater: Lawrence H. Sniffen, 80 years of age, passed away late Saturday morning, August 14, 2021 at St. Ann's Home in Rochester. Larry was born October 21, 1940 in Wayland the son of Harold and Marian (Gibson) Sniffen. He grew up in Wayland and has remained a life-long resident of the Wayland / Springwater areas.

Manning, Carroll McConnell

Webster, NY: Passed away at home on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the age of 90, with family by her side. Predeceased by her devoted husband, Robert, and grandson, Connor Burns. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she is survived by her children, Helen Manning-Brown (and David Brown) of Atascadero, CA, Robert V. Manning Jr. (Bonny) of Ontario, NY, and Thomas A. Manning ( Barbara Polan) of Byfield, MA; her grandchildren, Garret, Lynn, Cristen, Brooke, Brian, Amelia, and Kelsey; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and close family friends.

Schmitt, Leonard J “Len” “Lenny”

MACEDON: On September 18, 2021, after 95 years of living life to the fullest, Len passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents, Aloysius and Frances “Ball” Schmitt; brothers Bill (Jean), Bob (Betty), Paul; daughter Ellen and grandson Brian. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years Patricia A “Kane” Schmitt; children Paul, Dan (Kate), Pete (Patsy), Diane (John) O’Malley, Steven (Verena); 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sisters Ann Marie (Dan) Cutini, Joyce (Norb) Mosack, Mary Lou (Don) Schreck and sisters-in-law Phyllis Schmitt and Elaine Dennison.

Jason John Nesbitt

Churchville – 1/7/1974-9/20/2021. Survived by his mother, Gale Fritz-Jordan (Robert Chatman); father, John (Linda) Nesbitt; siblings, Eric (Krystal) Nesbitt, Cristal Nesbitt, Alisha Chatman; nieces, Dakota, Lauren and Zaria; nephews, Cameron, Zachary and Eddie IV; many cousins, aunts and uncles. Jason left us much too soon, but the years we had with him were invaluable. He treasured his 5 cats as his own family.