Geneseo VFW charter member dies at 98
William (Bill) Lynn Sr. died on June 18 at age 98. As a charter member of the Geneseo VFW, one would never think of genial Bill as a tough First Sergeant with the 101st Cavalry during World War II.
He was a 50 year Mason who served wherever needed during Lodge. Always positive smiling Bill was a credit to the Geneseo area.
Rotary Cog Grindings
President Howard Stewart led his final noon meeting before his term ended at the Change of Officer’s Dinner.
A donation was made to the Geneseo Farmer’s Market. Stephanie Fadale resigned from the Board as she is moving from Geneseo. Margaret Wallin again won the drawing.
President Howard attended the June 23 York Central School graduation to present a Rotary scholarship. Linda Gibbs chaired the June 23 dinner.
The New York State Historical Society and Archives Trust convocation at Niagara University, June 15-16 was impressive.
Yours truly survived his “General William Wadsworth at Queenstown” presentation. County Historian Amie Alden and Leicester Town Historian Tom Roffe were on the Saturday morning agenda. To prove the seriousness of historians, there were very few remarks on Nik Wallenda and his walk later on the June 15th evening.
Another history subject
“Another Geneseo History, the Story of Court Street” already has sold-out with a second printing perhaps for the future. A waiting list is being compiled at the Village Building.
Congratulations to Katie DiLaura who was approved as secretary to the Geneseo Town Supervisor on June 11; also to Linda LeMoyne whose efficient talents will be appreciated in the Account Clerk’s Office.
A number of talented Geneseoans had their art work exhibited at the Main Street Lockhart Gallery. This was the Art Group Membership Show.
The Geneseo Masonic Lodge helped send three boys to Boy’s State- Andrew Short, Jacob Streb, and Devin Lasjoie; also the annual scholarship went to Matthew McClure.
The Lodge also donated to the Temple Hill Cemetery fund drive. Over 100 former Lodge members are buried there as well as William A. Brodie, a Grand Master who helped in dedicating the Statue of Liberty.
And more on Temple Hill Cemetery Association president Robert Kelsey explained cemetery needs and challenges, both short ad long term tot he Geneseo Village Board on June 18. The need for a new sit-down powerful mower was emphasized.
It was reported that June Tower is homebound. Margaret McCaughey was reported gaining in strength daily.
And back to history, where help is needed. A recent question related where help is needed. A recent question related to a Confederate soldier or at least a Southern sympathizer once living in the area. Confederate money was found in the family attic. Perhaps the name was Pool of Poole. Please call 243-3457 or e-mail me at email@example.com with any information.
Congratulations to Mary Helen and Robert Comley on their July 4 wedding anniversary.
Todd Welch, Jason Canaan, July 11; Dorothy Schirmer, 12; Craig Green, 13; Darcy Dewar Lynch, August 9.
The Central Presbyterian Church “Churchmouse” related that the 18th annual golf tournament, the John Vonglis Tournament, will be held at Livonia’s Old Hickory Golf Club on Sept. 16.
Another upcoming event is the second Deer Run Winery Concert to benefit the American Red Cross. It will be held on Friday July 27 and will feature bluegrass and rhythm from 6 – 9 p.m. The music will begin at 7 p.m. Thanks to George and Joan Kuyon.
Postcards for Peace- War always seems near us. A project, in a small way, helping to encourage world peace is “post-carding”, a project my son is involved with. Recently a beautiful card from Nideo Chin in Taiwan, an English teacher who would love to visit the U.S. Also Janice from Taiwan who wishes to spend her honeymoon in America. Each card shows what is loved about their homelands.
17 Years Ago in Geneseo
High School graduate Daniel Hartnet was awarded $72,000 as a Wabash College scholarship, Dan already a professional musician. (Livingston Republican) Krista Canery won two academic scholarships to the University of Tampa.
A proposal for sport’s complex was presented to the Planning Board. Miceli’s Deli softball team defeated the Inn Between 15-4. Snuff Skeffington hit several homeruns.