Posted March 24 2017
Janet (Mapes) Babcock
ALBION – Janet M. Babcock, 79, died peacefully with her family and friends by her side on March 23, 2017. Janet was born August 5, 1937 in Lyndonville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Lacey) Mapes.
She was graduate of Lyndonville High School, class of 1957. On August 31, 1964, she married Marvin Babcock who predeceased her in 1980.
Janet was a Teacher’s Aide at Albion Central School from 1981 to 2005 and will be remembered for her love of animals, playing cards and bringing joy and laughter to everyone around her.
In addition to being predeceased by her parents and hehttp://christophermitchell.comr husband, Janet was also predeceased by her brother, Ronald Mapes, and sister, Donna Sager.
Janet is survived by her daughter, Marlene Babcock; cousin, Dolores Lucas; dear friend, Laura DePuy; her feline grandcats, Oliver, Walter, Riley and Sampson; and nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd. Albion, NY 14411.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Janet, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 24 2017
Corey Jay Royal
Corey Jay Royal, 33, of Troutman, N.C., passed away Wed., March 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1984 in Batavia, N.Y. to Craig Steven Royal and Wendy Jay Wait Royal.
Corey was a 2002 graduate of South Iredell High School and took some courses in gunsmithing at Catawba Valley Community College. He was employed with Penske Racing for six years. Corey was born with spina bifida and did not let that slow him down. He enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing, and working with his hands. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he was able to meet Dale Earnhardt, his favorite race car driver, in 1994.
He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandmothers, Annie Sue Hall Royal and Lottie Rorick; maternal grandparents, E. Ann and John Wait; paternal grandfather, Zara Hall Royal; uncle, Bobby Caldwell; aunt, Mary Lou Thompson; and his dog, Buster.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Shelia Royal (Dave Nixon); sister, Liberty (Kenneth) Green; brother, Michael (Mary) Royal; nieces, Mary Connelly and Elizabeth; uncle, Christopher Wait (Darlene Fazzary); aunt, Sue (Russell) Buscaglia; cousins, Justin and Kaley Wait, Kyle (Kristen) Intihar, Steven Intihar, Courtney Intihar and Sheldon Serefine; and his beloved dog, Checkers.
A celebration of Corey’s life will be held Fri., March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a time of remembrance at 7 p.m., at Heritage House of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville, N.C. Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Central & Western North Carolina, 1131 Harding Place, Charlotte NC 28204; or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton NC 28658.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home is serving the Royal family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.
Posted March 23 2017
Ruth F. Niederhofer
Ruth F. Niederhofer, 90, passed away peacefully on Wed., Dec. 7, 2016 at Twin Oaks Health & Rehab in Lansing, Kan. She was born on Jan. 29, 1926 in Gardenville, N.Y. to Arthur and Susanna Ribeiro. She married Robert Niederhofer on July 14, 1945. After cottaging in Waterport for many years, they moved there in 1968.
She retired from the Albion school system, where she worked doing one of the things she loved – feeding people. She was an active member of the Carlton Methodist Church until she moved to Leavenworth, Kan. in 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her son, James; her brothers, Arthur and Edward Ribeiro; her sister, Edna Reuter; and her nephew, John Reuter Jr.
She is survived by her sons, William (Sue) and Arthur (Rose) Niederhofer; daughter-in-law, Valerie Niederhofer; nieces, Elaine (Lynn) Miller and Sandra Ribeiro; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. She will be missed by all of us.
Per Ruth’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Fri., April 21 at 11 a.m. at Lancaster Rural Cemetery, 70 Cemetery Road, Lancaster NY 14086. Friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are entrusted to Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.merrillgrinnell.com.
Posted March 22 2017
Clyde J. Downey
ALBION – Clyde J. Downey, 97, passed away on March 19, 2017. He was born May 1, 1919 in Holley to the late Jesse and Edith (Adams) Downey and would remain in the area his entire life.
Clyde was a longtime employee of Harrison Radiator in Lockport before retiring. He played the saxophone, and he performed locally in musical combos for most of his life for dances and special events. In addition, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, listening to big band music, riding his motorcycle, watching old movies and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Avis (Hollenbeck) Downey; and son-in-law, Sebastian “Buddy” Chiaramida.
Clyde is survived by his children, Grant (Jan) Downey, Marcia “Marcy” Downey, and Vicki (Syd) Houseknecht, all of Albion; his brothers, Everett “Frenchy” Downey of Albion and Keith Downey of Kentucky; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Sat., March 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Clyde’s Memorial Service will be held at the Gaines Congregational Church, 14023 Ridge Road, Albion, on Sun., March 26 at 2 p.m. Interment will be private in Mt. Albion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Clyde’s name may be made to Gaines Congregational Church, 14023 Ridge Road, Albion NY 14411; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Clyde, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 21 2017
Paul E. Navarra
ALBION – Paul E. Navarra, 57, of Eagle Harbor Road, died unexpectedly in his home today, March 21, 2017. He was born March 8, 1960 in Albion to Vincent J. and Rita (Caleb) Navarra and was a lifelong resident of this area.
Paul was a member of Holy Family Parish, and he was the owner of Navarra’s Farm Market and Greenhouses. His many affiliations include the NRA, NYS Floral Industry Association, and the FFA, of which he was a longtime supporter. Paul also attended the Rochester Public Market for many years, enjoyed John Wayne movies, liked anything Disney, lived the motto, “Don’t Tread on Me,” and had a great love of animals. Paul was a traditionalist in every sense of the word and ALWAYS put family first.
Mr. Navarra was predeceased by his parents, Vincent J. and Rita Navarra; as well as a niece, Anne Mary Mrzywka. Paul was devoted to his parents while they were living, and to keeping their memory alive after their deaths.
He is survived by his siblings, Vincent James (Barbara) Navarra, Pamela (David) Lusk, Joan Navarra-Mrzywka, and Janet Navarra-Salvatore, all of Albion; eight nieces and nephews, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Peter, Courtney, James, Amanda, Jenna and Markus; and a great-niece, Emma.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Family and friends are invited to meet at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church on Sat., March 25 at 10:30 a.m. for Paul’s Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Navarra family. To share a special memory of Paul, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 21 2017
Roger D. Hinkley
Roger D. Hinkley went into rest on March 19, 2017. He was born Nov. 29, 1946, a son of the late Kenneth and Virginia Hinkley.
Roger was the beloved husband of Inge Klier-Hinkley. He is also survived by his daughter, Debbie (Steve) Toms; his brother, Chester Hinkley; his nephew, Jason Hinkley; his mother-in-law, Rose Caley; and six grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Heidi (Rick) Caton; and his brothers, Roland and Rodney Hinkley.
Roger served our country from 1968 to 1969 in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed nature, the outdoors and gardening.
The family will be present on Sat., April 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. to receive friends at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home, 39 Geddes St., Holley, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Orleans County Veterans Service Agency, 13996 Route 31 West, Albion NY 14411; or to Batavia Veterans Administration Hospital, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia NY 14020. Please share condolences at www.merrillgrinnell.com.
Posted March 17 2017
HOLLEY – Frank Matos, 59, died Wednesday, March 16, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born October 28, 1957 in Buffalo, and had lived in this area for the past 6 years with his foster family.
Frank enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and going to the local 4-H Fair and the State Fair, where he loved eating ice cream. He attended the ARC of Genesee/Orleans County Day Habilitation.
Frank is survived by his family, Susan and LeVerne Lear, Skip (Gloria) Lear, Annette (Greg) Mrzywka, Robert Yunke, Mary Jo Duggan, Natalie and Nicole Mrzywka, Trevor (Tamara) Schutz, Janie Schutz, Rylie Lear, Eli Schutz and many friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion, where Frank’s funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Interment will be in Lynhaven Cemetery in Lyndonville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
To share a special memory of Frank, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 17 2017
John R. Fox
Mr. John R. Fox Sr., of the Town of Ridgeway, passed away on March 15, 2017 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence.
Mr. Fox was born in Buffalo, April 12, 1942, a son of the late William and Charlotte (McGowan) Fox. A graduate of Barker High School, he married the former Carol Sevenski in November 1969. John served with the U.S. Army Reserve. He owned and operated John R. Fox & Son, General Contractors, for many years. They built many local projects including Medina Pizza Hut, Lake Plains Eye Clinic, Orleans County Administration Building, Medina Kentucky Fried Chicken, and the rebuilding of Sacred Heart Church following the fire, among others. In the early 1980s, he became the Town of Ridgeway Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer. He retired in 2003. John coached baseball for 16 years, was a NASCAR fan, and enjoyed his garden and snowmobiling. He was a member of Medina Chamber of Commerce and the Lyndonville Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carol Fox; four sons, John R. (Apryl) Fox, Thomas (Jill) Fox, Jeffrey (Landa) Fox and Aric (Emily) Fox; grandchildren, Brayden, Carly, Dylan, Madison, Tommy, Caleb, Hannah, Aric II and Adalynne; three brothers, William, James and Richard Fox; his sister, Jane Schumacher; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Mon., March 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will officiate his Mass of Christian Burial on Tue., March 21 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted March 16 2017
Thomas W. Michael
Thomas W. Michael, 46, of Holley, died March 16, 2017 at Hospice Buffalo. He was born Jan. 21, 1971 in Albion to Eugene and Diana (Kupczyk) Michael and was a lifetime resident of this area. Tom loved the outdoors, and he enjoyed fishing and going to the cabin with his friends. He also liked cars and trucks – as long as they were good looking and clean. Tom was a person who truly cherished and enjoyed the company of his friends.
Mr. Michael was predeceased by his mother, Diana. He is survived by his sister, Michelle (Tim) Michael-John of West Seneca; his father, Eugene (Jennifer) Michael of Holley; nieces and nephews, Kayla Michael-Lane, Olivia Michael, Jayden and Donovan John, Jake and Gregory Rightmyer; as well as his best friends, Peter and Cheryl Rightmyer.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Sun., March 19 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Family and friends are invited to Tom’s Mass of Christian Burial on Mon., March 20 at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave. #B1, Rochester NY 14620. To share a special memory of Tom, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 16 2017
Leo C. Turner
Leo C. Turner of Allegany, N.Y. passed away peacefully on Tue., March 14, 2017 at Olean General Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.
Born Dec. 30, 1928 in Olean, he was the son of Everett C. and Grace E. Horton Turner. In October 1949, he married Zelena Childs of Obi, N.Y., who predeceased him in August 1985. On July 12, 1986 in Allegany, he married Eileen M. Wolf Perry. Mr. Turner was first employed by the Cattaraugus County Highway Department from 1946 to 1950, and then for the former Acme Feed Co. He worked for Delco Products in Rochester from 1954 until his retirement in 1985. Upon moving back to Allegany, he operated L. C. Repair until 2005.
He was active with the Clarendon Fire Department and was a member of the Electrical Workers Union Local 509. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, enjoyed being active with the Enchanted Mountain Square Dance Club, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Eileen; two sons, Robert (Laurel) Turner of Scottsville and Thomas (Wanda) Perry of Phoenix; three daughters, Margie (Michael) Nugent of Allegany, Kathleen (Naomi) Perry of Austin, Texas, and Patricia (Thomas) Vesotski of Allegany; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Arlene Chapin of Allegany; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lynn Perry of Howard, Ohio; two sons-in-law, Robert Fracek of Maryland and Tim Boyce of Petal, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife, Zelena, he was predeceased by two daughters, Denise Fracek in 2015 and Diane Boyce in 2016; two sons, George Turner in 1986 and Daniel Perry in 2015; a brother, Loren Turner; and a brother-in-law, Paul Chapin.
Friends will be received on Fri., March 17 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Visitation will continue on Sat., March 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Allegany. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dan Buringrud, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Holley. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, 16169 E. Lee Road Highway, Clarendon NY 14429; or to the Allegany Rescue & EMS, Inc., PO Box 217, Allegany NY 14706; or to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 36 N. 4th St., Allegany NY 14706. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Posted March 15 2017
Patricia J. McAdoo
Patricia J. “Pat” McAdoo, 85, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Mon., March 13, 2017 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.
Born on June 17, 1931 in Eagle Harbor, she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Bessie (Slevzik) Fletcher. Pat married the late Robert F. McAdoo on June 27, 1949, and together they made their home in Medina and raised five children. At one time, Pat worked at the Lyndonville Canning Co., but mostly she was a devoted housewife and mother. She a member of the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, and in her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping and gardening.
Pat is survived by four children, Bob (Tina) McAdoo of Medina, Rick (Carry) McAdoo of Clymer, Pa., David (Christine) McAdoo of Medina, and Lori Hosmer of Medina; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Pat is predeceased by a daughter, Connie Hamilton; a son-in-law, Steve Hosmer; a sister, Louise Calkins; a brother, Lenard Fletcher; and two grandsons, Joseph Hamilton and Thomas Hosmer.
Relatives and friends may call on Sat., March 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel A. Thurber officiating. Burial will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pat’s name to Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted March 14 2017
CLAYTON, Ala. – LaCora Griffin, 51, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2017. She was born on Dec. 2, 1965 to Mrs. Barbara (Witherspoon) Griffin and the late Mr. Richard Ledbetter in Clayton, Ala.
She attended Brockport High School in Brockport, N.Y. She attended Alabama State University, where she pursued a degree in computer science. LaCora later returned to her hometown, where she became very active in the town’s church and civic affairs. LaCora confessed her faith in Christ at an early age. Later in life, she joined in Christian fellowship with Mount Moriah Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Richard Mitchell.
LaCora was known for her singing. She loved karaoke, and she loved children. She worked and volunteered in the school system and at the Town & Country Library, teaching and tutoring. She had a heart for young people, and you would always find them in her presence.
LaCora was predeceased by her father, Richard Ledbetter; grandmothers, Corine Griffin and Alice C. Ledbetter; and grandfather, J.C. Smith.
LaCora is survived by her son, Klynn Griffin; mother and stepfather, Barbara and Billy Witherspoon; sisters, Penny Dortch, Tamika Shinholster, India Johnson and Darlene Thompkins; brothers, Patrick Griffin and Mark Knight; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
LaCora’s Home Going Service will be held on Thu., March 16 from 10 to 11 a.m., with her service starting at 11 a.m. at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church at 17306 Creek Road, Kendall Mills, N.Y. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of LaCora, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 14 2017
Christine M. Washak
Mrs. Christine M. Washak, of Medina, lost her valiant battle with cancer after 3½ years on March 10, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.
Christine was born in Medina on Sept. 15, 1964, a daughter of Phyllis (Hass) Anstey-MacKay and William Anstey. A graduate of Royalton-Hartland High School, class of 1982, and Genesee Community College, class of 1984, she married James R. Washak.
Christine was employed by Webster, Schubel & Meier, LLP, as a legal secretary. She considered the law firm her second family and provided 28 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed spending time with her animals, loved flower gardening, was an avid reader and loved chocolate. She was a good friend to everybody.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, James R. Washak; her son, Jamie (Emily Plummer) Washak; her daughter, Jessica (Collin Henderson) Washak; and the love of her life, her granddaughter, Eliza Rose Washak; her mother, Phyllis MacKay; her father, William (Jacqui) Anstey; her brother, Kenneth (Jeanne) Anstey; stepsister, Debbie MacKay; mother and father-in-law, Margaret and Edwin Washak; sister-in-law, Lori Poole; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Roger MacKay.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Sat., March 18 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 9 Park Ave., Middleport. The Rev. James Knapp will officiate, and inurnment will be in the Hartland Central Cemetery Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PAWS, or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted March 14 2017
Sydney R. Allis
Sydney R. Allis, 92, of Medina, passed peacefully at his home on Sun., March 12, 2017, with his loving family at his side.
Born on July 8, 1924 in Medina, he was the son of the late Ray E. and Minnie (Mosey) Allis.
Sydney graduated from Medina High School in 1942. On Jan. 18, 1949, he married the former Christine Dack, and together they raised four sons. He worked on the family farm for most of his life, and later he drove trucks for many years while he still continued to farm. He was a member of the Jr. Wilson Sportsman’s Club, and he enjoyed gardening and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Christine; four sons, Donald Allis of Rochester, Robert (Ruth) Allis, Thomas (Linda) Allis, and Roger (Annette) Allis, all of Medina; nine grandchildren, Amy, Michael, Scott, Christine, Steven, Karen, Sterling, Hayden and Karley; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Bacon of Medina; one niece and one nephew.
Relatives and friends may call on Fri., March 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103; and may also call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sat., March 18, when a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Linda Glantz officiating. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sydney’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O.Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Richard Knights-Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund, c/o Sue Knights, 11079 Furness Parkway, Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted March 13 2017
Michael J. Redick
Michael J. Redick, 31, of Kendall, died suddenly March 12, 2017 at Strong West Hospital in Brockport. He was born Jan. 29, 1986 in Brockport to Keith and Cecelia “Susie” (Moyer) Redick Sr. and lived in this area all of his life. Mike was a gifted builder and mason, and he was always willing to help anyone in need with anything they needed. He was a doting father who loved his daughter with all his heart and soul.
Mr. Redick is survived by his daughter, Atheena; his mother, Cecelia “Susie” Redick of Kendall; his brothers, Keith (Renee) Redick Jr. of Kendall, and Dave (Cathy Dixon) Redick of Kendall; his grandparents, Clarence Moyer and Linda Moyer; the mother of his daughter, Michelle Burkey; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Mr. Redick’s father, Keith Redick Sr., predeceased him.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Fri., March 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., where his funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Interment will be in Sandy Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. To share a special memory of Michael, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 12 2017
Thomas B. Maryjanowski
MEDINA – Mr. Thomas B. Maryjanowski, of Medina, a longtime Medina barber and athlete, passed away on March 10, 2017 at the Martin-Linsin Residence. He was born in Medina on Sept. 10, 1927, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Bialas) Maryjanowski.
A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1946, he served with the U.S. Army, 69th Engineering Division, and was stationed in Japan helping rebuild Osaka. He married the former Rosemary A. DiCureia on July 28, 1951.
Tom excelled in high school sports. He pitched in baseball, was the quarterback and played basketball. He played semiprofessional football and baseball with the Medina MACs.
He was employed by the Medina A&P as the produce manager for 27 years, and for three years at the Hilton store. Having long wished to become a barber, he trained in 1979 and took over the shop at 117 W. Center St., where he conducted business with a loyal group of clients for 32 years.
Mr. Maryjanowski was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Sacred Heart Club, Medina Council #651, Knights of Columbus and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Medina Mustangs fan.
Survivors include three children, Patricia Howe of Medina, Deborah (Jeffrey) Caleb of Basom, and Thomas B. Maryjanowski Jr. of Macedon; three grandchildren, Chad (Jenn) Howe, Eric (Nicole) Howe and John (Amanda) Caleb; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Maia and Kaity; his sister, Florence (Donald) Fortunato; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary, on Oct. 16, 1995; his son-in-law, Wayne Howe; brothers, Chester, George, Joseph and John B. Maryjanowski; and sisters, Celia and Helen Maryjanowski and Catherine Buczkowski.
Friends may call on Wed., March 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Thu., March 16 at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Parish or Lee-Whedon Memorial Library. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted March 11 2017
Laverne G. Ehrenreich
MEDINA – Laverne G. Ehrenreich, 90, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Fri., March 10, 2017 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. He was born on July 11, 1926 in Medina, a son of the late Darwin and Cora (Amos) Ehrenreich.
Laverne graduated from Medina High School, and in 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became part of Maintenance Supply. Upon returning home in 1946, he was employed with Curvin’s News Shop while going to school at Bryant & Stratton. He then worked as a teller at the former Marine Midland Bank, and lastly he worked as Secretary at Medina Savings and Loan, working his way to Bank President and serving for many years on the Board of Directors.
Laverne was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Medina, serving as Trustee, Elder, Clerk of Session and Treasurer. He was a 71-year member of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion, and a 60-year member of Medina Lodge #336, F&AM, where he served as Treasurer. Laverne was also a member of the American Red Cross. He was a devoted son to his mother and a proud member of the community. In his spare time, Laverne liked to cook. He also had a real love of animals.
He is survived his dear friends Patricia Rizzo and Lynn Houseman, both of Medina; cousins, Terri Jacobs of Medina, Jennifer Becking of Amherst, Darcelle Amos of Buffalo, and Mary Riley of Lyndonville; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews. Laverne was also very good friends with all of the residents of Orchard Manor Nursing Home.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a good friend, Elizabeth “Betty” Hassall.
Relatives and friends may call on Thu., March 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Fri., March 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 522 S. Main St., Medina NY 14103. Burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery, with Military Honors being accorded by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion; and Lincoln Post #1483, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Laverne’s name to First Presbyterian Church, or to the Medina Fire Department at 600 Main St., Medina NY 14103.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Laverne at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted March 10 2017
Mario Francis Callara
MEDINA – Mario Francis Callara, 94, of Medina, passed away on Thu., March 9, 2017. He was born in Medina on Feb. 13, 1923, a son of Peter James and Rose (Grossi) Callara.
He married Margaret M. Barnes of Lockport on Jan. 3, 1948. Mario and Margaret just happily celebrated 69 years of marriage.
Mario served in the United States Navy during World War II. His passion in life was cars. He started his own auto collision repair business on East Center Street in Medina. From there, he went on to manage the auto body collision shop at Barton Oldsmobile in Lockport until his retirement. After his retirement, Mario and Margaret spent their winters in Florida. Mario also enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing, swimming, yard work, and walks along the Erie Canal towpath.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Callara; his children, Bonnie Callara, Richard Callara and Diane Schnackel; his grandchildren, Joseph and James Callara, Tracy Callara, Jill Weston, Brooke (Ralph) Duryea, Courtney (Clay) Morgan, Zachary (Sara) Schnackel, and Kayleigh (Zachary) Teachey; great-grandchildren, Alexander Callara, Conner and Adelyn Duryea, and Camden Morgan; sisters-in-law, Charlotte (Barnes) Blewett and Joy Barnes; special nephew, Vincent VanDetta; and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his siblings, Violenta Callara (who died as an infant), Josephine VanDetta, Mary Stornelli, Jacob Callara, Viola Armstrong, Frank Callara and Anthony Callara.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tue., March 14 at St. Mary’s Church in Medina, celebrated by The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls. Military honors will be accorded at the church following the Mass by members of Lincoln Post #1483, VFW and Butts Clark Post #204, American Legion. A private family committal will be held later in the week at St. Mary’s Cemetery for his inurnment in the family columbarium.
Arrangements are being made by Cooper Funeral Home of Medina. Visit cooperfuneralhome.com for an online registry.
“Fly high with the angels, Dad. We will always love you.”
Posted March 10 2017
Bonnie L. Moore
ALBION – Bonnie L. Moore, 60, of Albion, died on March 10, 2017 at her residence following a long illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1956 to Donald and Lois (Thayer) Thomas and lived in the Medina/Albion area all of her life.
Bonnie worked as a waitress for the Country Club restaurant in Medina for many years, and she attended the Light of Victory Church and Alabama Full Gospel Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, watching TV, and taking care of her beloved dog “Buddy,” and she adored spending time with her grandchildren. Bonnie developed a genuine love for God and was a spiritual advisor to her children.
Mrs. Moore was predeceased by her parents; the loving mother who raised her, Jennie Thomas; and her grandson, Demitrios Alexandris.
She is survived by her daughters, Shelcy (Brian) Plueckhahn of Albion and Jewel (Jay Porter) Shingleton of South Carolina; her brothers, Scott Walker of Texas and Terrance Knowlden of Pennsylvania; sisters, Andrea Hazel of Ohio and Deborah Forrester of Nunda; her grandchildren, Aggeliki, Evelina, Haley, Natasha, Damien, T-Jay, Julie, Joey, Brooke and Mary; three great-grandchildren, Ayden, Cameron and Zoey; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Tue., March 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Wed., March 15 at 11 a.m. in the Light of Victory Church, 47 Brown St., Albion. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee/Orleans ARC, P.O. Box 439, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Bonnie, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 09 2017
ALBION – William G. Ecker, 55, of Albion, died suddenly March 9, 2017 at Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born May 27, 1961 in Rochester to Gerald and Shirley (Efing) Ecker and lived in this area all of his life.
As a good Christian man, Bill was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kendall and attended the Albion First United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Kendall Central Schools and worked as a Business Manager for VP Supply in Rochester.
Bill loved to garden, fish, and work in the yard. He received his greatest enjoyment in life while watching his boys play sports and will be remembered as a good and generous provider, always making his family a priority. Bill was also a rabid Dallas Cowboys fan.
Mr. Ecker was predeceased by his father, Gerald. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kay; his sons, Ramón Andino of Massachusetts, and Cameron and Dallas Ecker at home; his sisters, Bonnie McGrane of East Irondequoit and Kathy (James) Fries of North Carolina; his mother, Shirley Ecker of Albion; three nieces and one nephew.
There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Bill’s memorial service in the sanctuary of Christ Episcopal/Albion First United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Albion, on Tue., March 14 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To light a candle or express condolences, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 09 2017
Daniel Lewis Hewitt
Daniel Lewis Hewitt, 56, of Medina, passed away suddenly on Mon., March 6, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital.
Born on Aug. 18, 1960 in Medina, he was the son of the late Alex G. and Jessie (Carpenter) Hewitt Jr.
Dan graduated from Medina High School in 1978, where he was very active in sports, including tennis, skiing and golf. After graduating, he moved to Florida, where he owned and operated a cellular and audio business and later worked as a realtor. He returned to Medina in 2012. He was a loyal Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan and was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus and Shelridge Country Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Holly and Kaylin Hewitt; two sons, Drew Jurow and Kyle Johnson; three granddaughters, Kami, Riley and Koah, all of Florida; a brother, Thomas Hewitt; two sisters, Kelly (Sam) Brennan and Darlene (Brian) Janas; many nieces and nephews; a companion, Michele Crandall; and her son, Conor.
Daniel is predeceased by his sister, Bonnie Kujawa.
There are no calling hours. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dan’s name to the Medina Fire Department, 600 Main St., Medina NY 14103. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted March 08 2017
Mrs. Dorothy D. Nowak
MEDINA – Mrs. Dorothy D. Nowak of Medina went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 7, 2017 at the Medina Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Nowak was born in the Town of Yates on September 21, 1918, a daughter of the late George and Daisy (Durrant) Baker.
She attended local schools and graduated from Medina High School, Class of 1938. On Nov. 4, 1939, she married Leonard P. Nowak at Sacred Heart Parish. She was a longtime, dedicated communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church and a member of the Sacred Heart Mother’s Club and Rosary Society. On April 30, 1995, she was presented the Lay Award of St. Joseph by the Diocese of Buffalo for her selfless service to Sacred Heart Parish.
Mrs. Nowak was employed by the H.J. Heinz Company, Johnston’s Linens, Fisher-Price Toys, and part time at the Wise Junior High School cafeteria. She operated Nowak’s Store for many years. She also worked for the Odell, Hart, and Johnston families in Medina. She was devoted to her family and was a great cook and baker. She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles and Wheel of Fortune, and she especially loved her garden.
Survivors include her son, Paul G. (Pam) Nowak of Medina; son-in-law, Victor (Jeanne) Derefinko of Brockport; two granddaughters, Donna (Mark McGohon) Derefinko of Kentucky and Karen (Matt Isaacs) Derefinko of Tennessee; two great-granddaughters, Katherine Shea McGohon and Henrieta Arlis Isaacs; several nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Leonard, on Sept. 2, 1971; and her daughter, Mary Ann Derefinko, on Jan. 30, 1987; and her siblings, Mervin Baker, Grace Wheatley and William Baker.
Friends may call on Fri., March 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., March 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, and interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mrs. Nowak loved her garden. Flowers would be a fitting tribute, or memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, Medina Memorial Hospital North Wing, or a charity of one’s choice.
Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted March 07 2017
Tom J. Flick
Mr. Tom J. Flick, of Medina, passed away on March 5, 2017 at Medina Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Flick was born in Geneva, N.Y. on Oct. 13, 1943, a son of the late Clifford and Lois (Steadman) Flick. A U.S. Army veteran, Tom served from 1963 to 1965. He was employed by the NYS Canal Corporation as an engineer, and he retired in 1999 after 31 years of service. He attended Knowlesville United Methodist Church. Tom was the “Mayor of Porter Road” and enjoyed watching the world from his porch. He loved animals and camping, and he was a NASCAR fan.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne (Riches) Flick, whom he married on Jan. 4, 1969; children, Glenda (Douglas Merle) Shervin, Robert (Sue) Flick and Lisa (Brian) Boyle; Joseph from his first marriage; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Barbara (Richard) Mearns of Alabama, Alice Case of Middleport, and Mary Dona of Medina; twin brother, Fred; and his sister-in-law, Donna Riches. The twins were known as “Tommy Tinker and Freddy Stinker.” He was Uncle Tom to six nephews and nieces, including Sarah, who always made him laugh.
Tom was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, John, Jerry and James Flick; and his brothers-in-law, Melvin Riches and Harold Case.
Friends may call on Wed., March 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Thu., March 9 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by military honors under the auspices of Lincoln Post #1483, VFW and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. Interment will be later in the spring at Bates Road Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Knowlesville United Methodist Church, or to Medina Memorial Hospital North Wing. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted March 06 2017
Myrtle A. Patterson
EDWARDS/STAR LAKE, N.Y. – Myrtle A. Patterson, 96, died March 4, 2017 at Medina Memorial Hospital. She was born March 20, 1920 in Edwards, N.Y., a daughter of the late Daniel and Myrtle (Jenne) Barraford, and lived in this area for the past 20 years.
She graduated from Edwards High School. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Star Lake Presbyterian Church. Myrtle and her husband, Wayne, raised their family in Star Lake, N.Y.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne, to whom she was married for 52 years; her son, Winford; and eight brothers and sisters. Myrtle is survived by her children, Ronald (Mary) Patterson of Hamlin, Darla (Mike) Trimm of Holley, Gail (Daniel) Rice of Star Lake, and Trudy (Raymond) Carrington of Lancaster, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no prior calling hours. Her celebration of life will be held at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Albion, on Mon., March 20 at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Edwards, N.Y. at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Clifton-Fine Hospital, 1014 Oswegatchie Trail Road, Star Lake NY 13690. To share a special memory of Myrtle, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted March 06 2017
Annette F. Tunison
Annette Tunison of Parker, Colo. passed away on Feb. 20, 2017 at the age of 70. She was born in Albion to Lillian and Joseph Fadale. She was a beloved mother to Christine Tadlock, and Nonnie to her two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Bryan.
She was a dedicated teacher who loved her colleagues and students. She loved traveling with her daughter or friends whenever she was able. Once she retired and moved to Colorado, she enjoyed meeting wonderful new friends who she would laugh with, play bingo with, and just enjoy their company. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, as were her fur-babies, Emmy and Suzy. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Posted March 05 2017
Sylas Rayne Chinn-Yancey
Sylas Rayne Chinn-Yancey was called home by God on Feb. 26, 2017 and gained her angel wings. Her final days were spent surrounded by loved ones who Sylas had touched throughout her short, but yet very memorable, life.
Sylas’ life may have been seen as short-lived by many people, but those who knew her would say it was very full, since she touched the lives of everyone she came across. The quality of life that she lived exceeded the quantity of time she spent with us here. To know Sylas was to love her. Sylas may never have spoken one word, but her facial expressions and dancing could bring so much joy and love, to the point of melting one’s heart.
Even though Sylas at times was battling her health, she never let it be shown. She was truly a soldier of God. Through the darkest of times, Sylas would show you the brighter side of things and would show you that everything would be okay if you just had faith. She could spend hours just studying someone and laughing at them. She loved watching her cartoon shows and being entertained by her older siblings.
With Sylas’ passing, we are reminded that life is to be celebrated, and to make every moment count. Sylas is survived by her strong loving mother, Jennifer Chinn; her caring devoted father, Devasco Hamilton; biological father, Sadat Yancey; siblings, Jakiah Jones, Kasiah Jones, Makari Chinn, Jakari Chinn, Camrhyn Chinn, Tanayisha Yancey, Tanjanique Yancey, Honesty Williams, India Hutch and Tyileak Jackson; her grandparents, Anita Chinn, Harold and Bert Hill Senior, and Mable Yancey; and several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her family will be receiving friends on Fri., March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glad Tidings Baptist Church, 404 W. Oak Orchard St., Medina, where a going home service will be held at 1 p.m. A celebration of Sylas’ life will be held at the Shelby Fire Hall following the burial.
Arrangements were made through the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle in Sylas’ memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted March 05 2017
Camille Johnston Manella
Camille Johnston Manella, of Sarasota, Fla. and formerly of Albion, N.Y. and Biloxi, Miss., passed away suddenly on Feb. 22, 2017. She was born in Biloxi on Oct. 6, 1937 to Albert Sidney and Shirley Johnston.
She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Margaret Mary Gicewicz; and her brother, Noel Johnston.
She is survived by her children, Michael Manella of Ocean Springs, Miss., Karen Manella of Albion and Sarasota, Fla., and Stephen (Patty) Manella of Westhampton, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Michael Carlo (Brittany) Manella, Stephen Mario (Heather) Manella, Stephen Lee (Brenda) Manella, and Jacob Lee Manella; her great-grandchildren, Roman, Hudson and Phoenix; her siblings, Virginia Kent of Albion, Al Johnston of Ocean Springs, Miss., Shirley Crohan of Cape Haze, Fla., and Billy (Brenda) Johnston of Biloxi; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and so many dear friends who loved her and whose friendships she cherished.
Camille graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Biloxi, and after high school she moved to Albion, where she met and married her late husband, Leon (Gags) Manella. She worked as a paralegal for all of her working years, but she also had many other ventures. Camille was an avid lover of the water. She loved boating and deep sea fishing in her younger years. She worked as a lifeguard at Peck’s Quarry in Albion in the 1960s, where she taught her children and many others to swim, and she even saved the life of a young boy during her time there. After Leon passed away in 1970, she returned to her hometown of Biloxi with her children. Still working as a paralegal, on the weekends she operated Camille’s Windsurfing on Biloxi Beach, where she taught windsurfing and rented out windsurfers, something she absolutely loved. She also operated a food truck, Camille’s Po-Boys, on Biloxi Beach.
After a visit to her sister Shirley’s home in Cape Haze, Fla., Camille fell in love with the area and beautiful waters. She moved to Sarasota in 1987, where she lived the last 30 years of her life, and where she met her beloved Harry McKenna. They spent 15 wonderful years together filled with love and laughter until he passed in 2009.
Camille found great joy in feeding people and also used cooking as therapy for all the constant pain she was in, mainly from rheumatoid arthritis. She published a cookbook, “Cookin’ with Camille,” and she taught cooking classes for Publix Supermarkets. Her last class was just held on Jan. 26, when there was a full house, and she had the most wonderful time. She was very proud of her culinary talents. She was actively working on her second cookbook and was already planning the menu for her next cooking class. Everyone who knew Camille was drawn to her warm and magnetic personality, her southern charm, and, of course, her cooking! She touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.
Celebrations of Camille’s life will be held in Sarasota and Biloxi, and later in Albion. Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi will be handling the burial services. There will be a graveside service at the Biloxi Cemetery on Sun., March 12 at 2 p.m. Following, there will be a celebration of her life for close friends and family at the Biloxi Visitor’s Center at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation by clicking here.
Posted March 03 2017
Kathryn (Kay) M. Klotzbach
Kathryn (Kay) M. Klotzbach, 80, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family at her home in Dublin, Ohio, on March 2, 2017.
Kay was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for over 50 years. She faithfully served as church secretary for many of those years and cherished her Bible studies. As a cafeteria worker at Middleport Elementary School, she enjoyed her interactions with the students. Kay loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, crafts, puzzles, and playing golf.
Kay is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alvina Williams; husbands, David (Skip) Rhoadhouse and Glenn Klotzbach; brother, Roger Williams; and sister-in-law, Sharon Williams.
Kay is survived by her brothers, Edwin (Carol) Williams and Richard Williams; sister-in-law, Jeanne Williams; and children, Sandra (Gary) Sparks, Daniel (Molly) Rhoadhouse, Pamela (Todd) Cutter, and Susan (Ronald) Pullman; stepchildren, Carol Heiligenthaler, Beth (Jack) Manley, Jeff (Virginia) Klotzbach, and Wayne (Beth) Klotzbach; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Kay is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Middleport on Tue., March 7 at 10 a.m. Her funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Richard P. Wolf will officiate, and burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Middleport, N.Y. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the staff at Dublin Assisted Living in Dublin, Ohio, for all of their love and care during the past eight months.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted March 02 2017
Pamela J. Foos
Pamela J. “Bula” Foos, 54, of Lyndonville, went to be with the Lord on Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 at her home with her former husband at her side.
Born on Jan. 3, 1963 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Doris Mae (O’Camb) Morgan.
Pamela grew up in Chili and attended Churchville-Chili schools. She moved to the Orleans County area in 1990 and settled in Lyndonville in 2006. At one time, she worked as a foreman at A.J. Hughes Screw Products Inc. of Gates, N.Y. Pamela was very artistic and enjoyed making all types of crafts. She had a fond love of animals, especially cats and dogs.
Pamela is survived by her brothers, Ronald (Debbie) Baker of Fairport, Donald (Maryellen) Baker of Brockport, Craig Baker of Penfield, and Daniel (Dot) Morgan of Charleston, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; her former husband, Jack Foos of Chili; and a good friend, Marianne Gardner of Michigan.
There are no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pamela’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O.Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Orleans County Animal Control Shelter, 4125 Oak Orchard Road, Albion NY 14411.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please share a memory of Pamela at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted February 26 2017
Florence A. Egloff
BARRE – Florence A. Egloff, 88, passed away on Feb. 26, 2017 at The Villages of Orleans. She was born Sept. 23, 1928 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Roth) Egloff.
Florence lived in this area most of her life and was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church. She was employed for over 30 years at T.J. Lipton and then worked for 10 years at Ontario Foods as a lab technician. Florence was an avid bowler who enjoyed ceramics, knitting, crafting and puzzles.
She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Driesel; brother, Alexander Egloff; brother-in-law, Thomas Driesel; sister-in-law, Helen Egloff; nephew, Joseph Driesel; and niece, Teresa Kodiak.
Florence is survived by her brother, Edward Egloff of Barre; nieces and nephews, Connie Driesel of Kent, Gerard (Laura) Driesel of Lyndonville, Anna (David) West of Erie, Pa., Karl (Sue) Driesel of Barre, Rose Egloff of Rome, N.Y., Ed (Sarah) Egloff of Colorado, Alex (Mary Teresa Shaffer) Egloff of Barre, John Egloff of Barre, Mary Ann (Pat) Lewis of Tennessee, Ben Egloff of Barre, and Margaret (Matt) Libert of Illinois; as well as several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thu., March 2 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion. Family and friends are invited to meet at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church for Florence’s Mass of Christian Burial on Fri., March 3 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish; or to Ladies of Charity, 106 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411.
To share a special memory of Florence, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.