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Monday, June 29, 2020

Howard E. Ransom “Gene”, 81, Conesus, NY

Howard E. Ransom “Gene”

Conesus: At age 81, Howard passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on June 27, 2020. 

He was born in Ulysses, PA to the late Howard and Elnora (Johnson) Ransom. 

Howard was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law; Robert (Paula) Ransom, his brothers-in-law; Robert McAllister, Walter Nesbit, his sister-in-law; Nancy Sutley, his grandchildren; Jonas Kevin Ransom, Sarah E. Stewart, son-in-law, Fred I. Robinson. 

Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years; Patricia Ransom, his children; Kevin (Alicia) Ransom, Karen Simpson (Daniel MacNeill), Kathy Robinson, Kernon (Crystal) Ransom, Kerwin (Lori Ann) Ransom, and Karla Ransom (Donald Shear), his brother; Dale (Georgia) Ransom, his sister-in-law; Frances McAllister, his brother-in-law; Michael Sutley, his 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 4 great, great grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Howard was a graduate of Northern Potter Joint High School in Ulysses, PA. Howard had a passion for dairy farming that he carried with him through out his life. 

In 1993, Howard and Patricia purchased the Whitesville Grocery Store and ran it for 16 years. They were known for their Beef on Weck and Beef Jerky. 

Howard also had a passion for serving his community, he was Fire Police for both the Whitesville Fire Department and the Conesus Fire Department, a member of the Conesus Planning Board and was named Town of Conesus “Senior Citizen of the Year.” Howard cherished his relationship with the Lord and loved to sing hymns, he could even tell you the exact page to find the hymn. 

When his health became a bit more serious, Howard purchased a bus that provided him with the freedom and opportunity to still travel as well as being home with his family. “Encyclopedia Howard” knew the answer to just about anything you could ask him. Howard will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A private gathering will be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Livonia Emergency Medical Services, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487 or to the Conesus Fire Department, 6073 S. Livonia Road, Conesus, NY 14435. To share a memory or a condolence, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

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