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Obituary for Helen R. "Honey" Updike

GENEVA- Helen R. “Honey” Updike, age 97, of Geneva passed away on Monday February 10. 2020 at the Geneva Living Center North.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at the McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home on a date and time to be announced at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario – Yates Hospice 756 Pre-Emption Rd. Geneva, NY 14456

Helen was born on November 24, 1922 in Geneva the daughter of the late Norman and Helen Burke Reid. She graduated from Geneva High School and worked for many years at Shuron Optical, Geneva Pennysaver and retired from St. Stephen’s School as the Secretary.

She was a member of the Finger Lakes Quilt Guild and was a avid bowler. Helen loved gardening, Knitting, Arts & Crafts and playing cards every week with her friends.

She is survived by her; children, Marilyn Updike of Illinois, Kathleen McCusker of Geneva, Sue (Todd) Taylor of Geneva and Michael (Lisa) Updike of Geneva; grandchildren, Keith Hofer, Nathan (Ashley) Hofer, Stephen Hofer, Amy McCusker, Matthew (Victoria) McCusker, Chad (Anri) McCusker, Sarah Updike, Brittany (Chris Cooley) Taylor, Shelby (Steve Depew) Taylor, Shannon (Sergej) Borowik; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Andrew Hofer, Caiden Chelenza, Brendan, Stella and Sheamus McCusker, Emry and Aria McCusker; caretaker, Linda Loree; many nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Robert J. Updike; son-in-law, Timothy McCusker; sisters, Betty Patch, Mary Jane Shaw; brothers, Norman “Bud” Reid, Robert Reid.