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Welcome New Life Members - The
last newsletter omitted the name of
one of our newest life members and
one of our staunchest supporters,
Brenda Beal. Last year she complet-
ed her second 3-year term on the
Board of Trustees, and even though
she has recently moved to Rochester,
she continues to volunteer for a vari-
ety of projects and will be a regular
docent for LeRoy House.
Brenda grew up in Lockport and
after attending SUNY Brockport she
taught in several school systems in
Central New York. She taught in Ari-
zona and then in California where
she taught on the college level. Bren-
da retired and moved back to West-
ern New York, where she taught for
a while at GCC. While living in LeRoy,
she became active in the Historical
Society. We welcome Brenda to our
growing list of life members.
Our newest life member, Dan Cote,
won his membership in one of the
$20 envelopes at this year’s dinner
auction. Dan enthusiastically ac-
cepted the life membership and has
recently accepted the nomination to
serve on the Board of Trustees.
We also welcome thirty-four new
members. After an aggressive mem-
bership campaign, the membership
committee is proud to welcome:
George Beckman, Audrey Blount,
David Boyce,Mark & Rebecca Boylan,
Kathy Broderick, Tracey Carter, Rus-
sell Cox, Selby Davis, Regina & Jerry
Diskin, Richard Dusing, Jim Ellison,
Pete & Donna Greene, George Hall,
Geraldine Hohn, Bob Kaiser, Jeanice
Keaton, Jon Leitner, Rob & Julie Long,
Patricia Macintyre, Charles & Sally
Margeson, Karen Milligan, Nancy
Nickerson, Ann Nordyke, Ronald &
Mary Panek, Donald & Joanne Pan-
grazio, Kethleen Patterson, Jackie Re-
hberg,David & Dawn Rumsey,Margie
Sturm, Bob & Lynda Taylor, Bettie Van
Buskirk, Loretta & Manie Vosburgh,
Steve & Verginia Zocco
Thank you business members:
Sustaining :
Bill Fox and Son
Construction and Remodeling
GoTToGo Electric
Linwood Turf Equipment
Pizza Land
Red Osier Restaurant
Timberline Campground
LeRoy Physical Therapy
Salway Plumbing
Freed, Maxick & Battaglia CPA
Boylan Law Office
Lake Street Florist
Cooper’s Coin Shop
Crocker’s Ace Hardware
Harris Farms
M&B Farms
Bubba’s Landscaping
Shepard Plumbing
Nothnagle Realtors
President’s Circle:
LP Graphics
LeRoy McDonalds
LeRoy Plastics
Founder’s Circle:
Tompkins Insurance Agencies,
& The Bank of Castile
Five Nominees for
Board of Trustees
Five people have accepted the
nomination to serve a three-year
term on the Board of Trustees: Bob
Collette lives on Transit Road in Pa-
vilion, and he and his wife have been
dedicated volunteer docents at Le-
Roy House. Bob was born in Montre-
al, and when he was three his family
moved to Malone, NewYork, near the
Canadian border. He attended Clark-
son University in Potsdam, where he
met his wife Kathy. Bob continued
graduate work at RIT and Northeast-
ern University in Boston. He was a
TV design engineer for GTE Sylvania
in Batavia and a senior engineer at
Compugraphic Corp. in Wilmington,
MA. He was also a senior staff engi-
neer at Kodak and retired in 2006. He
holds 11 US patents and now owns
a small consulting business specializ-
ing in IT and digital imaging technol-
ogy. Bob and Kathy have 2 children
and 3 grandchildren.
Dan Coté was born in Batavia and
grew up in Le Roy, graduating from
LHS in1992. He earned a BS degree
in both Management and Marketing
with the Wehle School of Business at
Canisius College in Buffalo. Dan first
worked in the communication indus-
try and then formed HALI Benefits
Group in 2005. Last year his company
merged with Essenture Workplace
Benefits and Dan is now the Director
of Market Development for the New
York operations. In 2001, Dan mar-
ried Heather Capwell and they live
in an early 19th Century farm house
in Stafford, with their Gordon Setter,
Coco. They have started the rehab
process andwill continue to preserve
the historic treasure they found.
Ann Frew has taught at Wolcott
Street School for 27 years. She grew
up in LeRoy and attended Notre
Dame High School in Batavia. She
graduated from Nazareth College in
Rochester and completed graduate
work at Brockport. She and her hus-
band Tom have three children.
Shelia Furr has lived in LeRoy all
her life. The youngest of 3 children,
she grew up on Lincoln Avenue and
attended SUNY Brockport. She mar-
ried Laney Furr in 1969 and they had
two children. When her son started
school, Shelia began substituting at
Wolcott Street School and soon took
a permanent position as a first grade
teacher. She retired in 2004, having
taught for 27 years. Her son died in
2004 and her husband passed away
in 2009. Her daughter teaches third
grade at Wolcott Street School. She-
lia has been an enthusiastic volun-
teer for the Historical Society, both
as a docent at LeRoy House and for
several of the Hands On History pro-
grams for students.
Teresa McMullen grew up in Le-
Roy. She and her husband have
three boys and live on Bernd Road.
She works in the business office at
LeRoy Central School. She has been
involved with LeRoy Little League,
LeRoy Youth Soccer, Sports Boosters
and the Methodist Church.
Retiring from the board are Brian
Duddy, Jim Newkirk and Barb Elliott.
Jim has served as Vice President and
President of the Historical Society
andhas been involvedwithupdating
the investment procedures. Barb has
served on the board for a number of
terms and has been a dedicated vol-
unteer at LeRoy House and an active
participant in the Pioneer Sampler
Program for the 4th grades. She has
promised to continue her volunteer
work for the Historical Society.