Posted June 23 2018
Patricia Ann Chojnacki
MIDDLEPORT – Patricia Ann Chojnacki, 76, died suddenly June 22, 2018 at her home.
Pat retired from N.Y.S. and was a member of Hartland Bible Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Robert; children, Kelly (John) Swanson, Scott (Amy) Chojnacki, and Geoffrey (Shannon) Chojnacki; 9 grandchildren & 1 great-granddaughter; sister, Doris (Ronald) Anderson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pat’s Memorial Service will be held at Hartland Bible Church, 8110 W. Ave., Gasport, NY on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park or the American Diabetes Association.
Pat’s arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St. Middleport, NY.
To share a special memory of Pat, please visit Bateswallace.com.
Posted June 23 2018
Judith R. Mix
LYNDONVILLE – Judith R. Mix, 76, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 22, 2018, at her home, with her loving family at her side. She was born on March 18, 1942 in Medina, NY, a daughter of the late George and Loraine (Begole) Rook.
Judith graduated from Medina High School in 1960 and on February 14, 1974, she married her soul mate, Arnold Mix, together raising six children. She was a member of the Medina Presbyterian Church and enjoyed camping and being outdoors.
Judith is survived by her husband of 44 years, Arnold Mix; children, Todd K. Barker of Oakfield, NY, Mary Beth Hadlay of Penfield, NY, Neva (Roger) Mahanke of Arizonia, Arnold (Shirley) Mix Jr. of Lockport, NY, Kim (Keith) Kinne and Dale Scalise, all of Medina, NY. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Judith is predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Gene Rook.
As per Judith’s wishes, there are no calling hours and a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made in Judith’s name to Hospice of Orleans Co. P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements were made through the Bogan and Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Judith at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted June 19 2018
Laura M. Close
Laura M. Close, 83, of Lyndonville, entered into rest on Sun., June 17, 2018 at Rochester General Hospital, following a brief illness.
Laura was born on Oct. 25, 1934 in Hemlock, N.Y., devoted daughter of the late Elmer and Alma Close.
She received her bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Fredonia and, shortly after, started her teaching career at Lyndonville Central School in 1959. Miss Close taught 5th grade for many years and then taught remedial math until she retired in 1994. She loved horseback riding in her younger years, enjoyed playing golf, and was active with the American Legion. She loved knitting and crocheting and, whenever there was a baby born to someone she knew, Laura always made a newborn sweater set or blanket. Laura and Norm had several bird and squirrel feeders all around their yard, which they thoroughly enjoyed watching. She could tell you about every bird, when they came, what they ate, and she even had names for them! You could find her at Signature Styles with Joy every Thursday getting her hair done, because she always felt better when her hair looked good. Laura had a huge heart, was very generous and thoughtful, and had a great sense of humor.
She is survived by her companion of 26 years, Norman Slayer of Lyndonville. Laura was like a mother to many, but especially to Norman’s children, Kelly Slayer and Shannon (JR) Turner, both of Ohio, and Patrick Slayer, who passed away Nov. 7, 2014. She also leaves behind many cousins, relatives and special friends, Bonnie Nagel, the Davis family, and many other close acquaintances.
A graveside committal service will be held in Lynhaven Cemetery at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Laura’s memory to Lyndonville Fire Dept., 148 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098.
Arrangements were completed through Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted June 19 2018
Weldon C. Humphrey
Weldon C. “Weldy” Humphrey, 75, of Lyndonville, passed away on Sun., June 17, 2018 at Roswell Cancer Park Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.
Born on Feb. 24, 1942 in Medina, he was the son of the late George and Thelma (Davis) Humphrey.
On May 4, 1963, he married the former Joan Chaffee, and together they made their home in Lyndonville. Weldon worked for T.J. Lipton’s in Albion, for Associated Brands in Medina and, lastly, for Phil’s Electric of Lyndonville, retiring in 2002 at the age of 59. He rode and trained horses and loved to work on the farm. His greatest assets were his volume of good friends, his love of animals, especially horses, and his habit of always making time to help everybody do anything.
Weldon is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan; siblings, Bonnie (Wes) Allen of Rochester, N.Y., Wes Humphrey of Medina, Phil (Kay) Humphrey of Lyndonville, Clare (Dianne) Humphrey of Medina, and Paul (Linda) (Jerry) Humphrey of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Weldon is predeceased by a baby brother, Raymond; and a sister, Sandie Reed.
The family is honoring Weldon’s wishes to have no calling hours or service, and to ask you to please remember him with a prayer and a happy time when you were together.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Weldon’s name to Roswell Cancer Park Institute, 665 Elm St., Buffalo NY 14203.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Weldon at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted June 17 2018
Sandra L. Richardson
Sandra L. “Sandy” Richardson, 71, of Albion, died at her home on June 15, 2018, following a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Sandy was born March 2, 1947 in Albion, a daughter of the late James and Emma (Spinney) Ashbery, and lived in this area all of her life. She enjoyed flowers, knitting, and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Sandy was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” Richardson Sr., in 2017; her sister, Candace Ashbery; her brother, James Ashbery III; and her grandson, Joseph Allen.
She is survived by her children, Judith (Carmela Allen) Richardson of Albion, Lura (Timothy) Kenward of Albion, Lawrence (Amy) Richardson Jr. of Albion, Ronald (Priscilla) Richardson, and Shaun (Alisha) Richardson of Medina; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; her brothers, David (Gayle) Ashbery and Jimmy Ashbery; sisters-in-law, Helen Dennis and Arlene Williamson; brother-in-law, Jim (Alice) Richardson; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends Wed., June 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where her funeral service will be held on Thu., June 21 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Holley.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to the family. To share a special memory of Sandy, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted June 17 2018
Lottie Mae Piedemonte
Lottie Mae “Miss Daisy” Piedemonte, 95, of Holley, passed away on June 14, 2018.
She was predeceased by her husband, David Piedemonte Sr.; parents, Lincoln and Carrie (Ettinger) Jordan; brother, Robert D. (Sandra) Jordan; granddaughter, Michelle Manno; and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Piedemonte.
She is survived by her sons, David (Sandra) Piedemonte Jr., Dennis (Leslie) Piedemonte Sr., and Douglas J. (Linda) Piedemonte; grandchildren, Dennis, Lori, John David, Randy, JoAnnah, Kathryn, David and Deanna; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sally Piedemonte; several nieces and nephews, including special niece, Sue Davy; and special friends and relatives from Pennsylvania.
She lived a blessed life with family first. Lottie had a green thumb and loved flowers. She had a special place in her heart for Kim, her hairdresser; and Dick with Meals On Wheels.
A time to reflect will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tue., June 19 at Holley Assembly of God Church, 54 N. Main St., with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Holley following the service.
Posted June 15 2018
Kathleen Ann Gardner
Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Gardner, 62, of Lockport, passed away on June 14, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 7, 1956 in Lockport to the late James and Lois Gardner.
Kathy was a former employee of Kmart in Lockport and Tops Pharmacy in Lockport. Over the years, she spent much of her time working for the YMCA in Lockport and Lyndonville, assisting with the Head Start program. Kathy had a special place in her heart for children with special needs and a tremendous love for the people around her.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, James E. Gardner.
Kathy is survived by her siblings, Thomas (Beverly) Gardner, Sue Gardner and Joseph (Kathy) Gardner; sister-in-law, Diane Gardner; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of Kathy’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Kathy’s name may be made to Terry’s Corners Volunteer Fire Company, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport NY 14067.
Kathy’s arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport.
To share a special memory of Kathy, please visit www.bateswallace.com.
Posted June 15 2018
Joycelyn Anne Jennings
Joycelyn Anne Jennings, 76, of Medina, entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2018 at The Villages of Orleans in Albion.
She was born on July 28, 1941 to the late George A. and Alma A. (St. Onge) Ramming of Medina.
She was a 1959 graduate of Medina High School, and she graduated from Brockport State Teachers College in 1963. Joycelyn was a special education teacher at BOCES in Medina, and she retired after 34 years of teaching. Her favorite saying was, “Teaching isn’t work, its my passion.”
Joycelyn was an active member of the community who served in several different organizations: past president of The Retired Teachers of Orleans County, Matron and Grand Officer of Canalside Chapter #381 of the Order of Eastern Star, choir member and Sunday school teacher of the Medina United Methodist Church, scholarship coordinator of the Child Welfare Association, board member of the Cobblestone Society and Museum, past president of the Orleans County Historical Society, and synchronized swimming instructor at “the quarry.” Joycelyn was also a Girl Scout who attended the International Round-up in 1959.
Joycelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jennings of Newfane; and her sister, Sharon (Ramming) Powers of Copper Harbor, Mich. She is survived by her sister, Georgia (Ramming) Thomas of Medina; and by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and stepchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Mon., June 18 at 11 a.m. at Medina United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St., Medina. The family will receive visitors prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Joycelyn’s family asks that donations be made in her memory to any of the organizations listed above; or to Dollar for Scholars, Medina High School, 1 Mustang Drive, Medina NY 14103.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan and Tuttle Funeral Home, LLC, 226 Pearl St., Medina, N.Y. Please light a candle or share a memory of Joycelyn at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted June 14 2018
Ellen R. Banach
Ellen R. Banach, 78, of Middleport and Albion, passed away at her daughter’s home in Albion on June 14, 2018. Ellen was born Aug. 27, 1939 in Lockport, a daughter of the late Russell and Eva (Fritton) Metcalf. Ellen was a Eucharistic minister at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish/St. Stephen’s Worship Site and was also the First Communion teacher for over 20 years. Ellen loved walking with her dog, “KC,” camping, reading, crossword puzzles and baking, but especially spending time with family. She was generous with her time and worked as an aide for children with special needs.
She was predeceased by her son, Andrew Banach; and husband, Frederick “Fred” Banach.
Ellen is survived by her loving children, Lawrence (Ingrid) Banach, Christopher (Kristen) Banach, Thomas (Marie) Banach, Sandra (Robert Jr.) Williams, Karen (Ross Johnstone) Williams, and Mary Beth Banach; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Metcalf; sister, Linda (Douglas) Arnold; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Bates, Wallace and Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, on Mon., June 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ellen’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tue., June 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church, W. Park St., Albion.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Ellen, please visit bateswallace.com.
Posted June 14 2018
Eugene J. Baker Sr.
Eugene “Butch” Baker Sr., 78, of East Shelby, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018 in his home.
A farmer at heart and by trade, Eugene made his living crop farming with the support of his family. In retirement, he continued to enjoy fishing, gardening, a good joke, cutting wood, tinkering with his trucks and tractors, and visiting with local friends and family.
Eugene is survived by his wife, Jean (née Shetler) Baker; sons, Eugene (Sherry) Baker Jr., Thomas (Robin) Baker, and David (Lori) Baker; grandchildren, Chad, Richard, Jason, Jared and Kaydi; and great-grandchildren. His youngest son, Richard Baker, predeceased him in 1989.
A family-led funeral will be held at Millville Cemetery on Sat., June 16 at 1 p.m. Following interment, friends and family may gather at his home to celebrate his life.
Posted June 12 2018
Betty Joe McCloud
Betty Joe McCloud came face to face with her lord and savior on Mon., June 4, 2018, just nine days short of her 69th birthday.
Betty Joe was born June 15, 1949 in Wadsworth, Ohio, the daughter of Orville McCloud of Huntington, W. Va. and the late Margaret Waulaka Livingood.
During Betty’s early years, she grew and worked throughout the United States, finally settling in as a bus driver with Laidlaw. She drove school buses for 23 years, often for children with special needs. Betty firmly enjoyed the strength she derived from her Cherokee ancestry, taking on the wolf as a personal symbol. Her compassion for others spilled out into the community of Barker, where she was an active member of the Lighthouse Optimists, worked at the Faith UMC food pantry, raised funds for Relay For Life as part of the “rat pack,” and played cards with the euchre group of Our Lady of the Lakes and the rat pack card girls. Betty was an avid card player, fisherwoman and lover of nature.
In addition to her father, Betty is survived by her partner of 44 years, Roxanne “Rocky” Andrews; their daughters, Tammy Craft of Barker and Sandra Craft of North Carolina; grandchildren, Corey, Jenna, Annie, Michael and Michael; six great-grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Marilyn Mitchell; former son-in-law, Richard Jepson; and her siblings, Orville Jr., Charles, Beth, Connie, Carolyn and Teresa.
The family is grateful for the longtime support and friendship of its family physician, Dr. Margaret Libby; and Wen Lu Can, family nurse practitioner.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Rutland Corwin Funeral Home.
Posted June 12 2018
Milford C. Scharlau
Milford C. “Shorty” Scharlau, 91, of Lyndonville, passed away peacefully at home on Sun., June 10, 2018, with his loving family at his side.
Born on Oct. 10, 1926 in Lyndonville, he was the son of the late Irving and Edith (Hornburg) Scharlau.
Milford grew up on the family farm. At the age of 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and from 1945 to 1946 he fought in the Philippines during World War II. On returning home, he took over the family farm and would live there for a total of 82 years. Most of those years were spent alongside his loving wife, the late Alice (Ferris) Scharlau, until her passing in 1995. He also was employed with Harrison Radiator in Lockport for 34 years, retiring in 1987. Milford was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Lyndonville American Legion. He enjoyed going to auctions and tinkering in the garage. Milford will be remembered for always lending a helping hand to family and friends in need. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his faithful companion, “Brownie.”
Milford is survived by two daughters, Janis and Sandy Scharlau, both of Lyndonville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, Alice, Milford is predeceased by his siblings, Duane, Wilbur, Harold and Gertrude; and a close friend, Jeanette Kroenig.
Relatives and friends may call on Thu., June 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Craig Rhodenizer officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made in Milford’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 10213 Roosevelt Highway, Lyndonville NY 14098; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O.Box 489, Albion NY 14411.
Milford’s family would like to thank all the U.S. veterans’ service agencies that helped Milford while he was ill. Their kindness will never be forgotten.
Please light a candle or share a memory of “Shorty” at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted June 11 2018
Barbara A. Peterson
Barbara A. “Bobbie” Peterson, of Albion, passed away on Fri., June 8, 2018 at the age of 81.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie Peterson; her children, Kathy Peterson, David Peterson, Teri (Tom) Schiffhauer and Amy (Scott) Wilson; her 10 grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Jessica, Peter, Christopher, Philip, Alexander, Amanda, Zachary and Katherine; her 11 great-grandchildren; and her several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Ruth Wood, Alan Bryant and Ronald Bryant.
In addition to raising a large family, Bobbie enjoyed quilting, gardening, birdwatching, and spending time with friends and family. She loved to teach her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as children at BOCES, where she worked as a teaching assistant for many years. Bobbie received great joy serving the church as a lay Eucharistic minister. Bobbie and Charlie’s home on the lake became the gathering spot for family and friends to create lasting memories of swimming, boating, fishing and laughing.
Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Fri., June 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 14 State St., Brockport, at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to St. Luke’s, 14 State St., Brockport NY 14420. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc. in Hilton.
Posted June 08 2018
Mary “Lena” (Orlando) Spalla, 90, of Albion, ended her life’s journey at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Plumas Lake, Calif. on June 5, 2018, under the excellent care and support of the Sutter Health/Sutter Care at Home hospice staff, Yuba City, Calif.
Lena was born Sept. 8, 1927 in Geneseo, N.Y., the youngest child of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Morello) Orlando.
Lena worked at several manufacturing facilities in the area, including Kodak in Rochester, Lipton’s in Albion, and Bernz-O-Matic (Newell Corp) in Medina. She even had a short career as a New York State correction officer at the Albion Correctional Facility in the 1970s. In her earlier years, she was an avid bowler who traveled to participate in tournaments across the country in California, Nevada and Florida, to name a few. Later, she took up golf, which she enjoyed playing with her sister, Mary, and other locals from Albion. As an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Holy Family Parish) in Albion, she was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, the bereavement committee, and “warm and form” ticket sales and distribution, and she enjoyed participating in the annual St. Joseph’s Table and St. Joseph’s Lawn Fete, preparing and selling pasta fagioli.
She enjoyed meeting her friends after church for coffee and a bite at the local Subway store in Albion, and on some Thursdays at the Village House.
During her short time in California, Lena was able to spend time with her son and daughter-in-law while enjoying the warm sunshine and relaxing on the patio, admiring the flowers and listening to the birds.
Lena was predeceased by her seven siblings, Thomas of Albion, Louis of California, Samuel of Geneseo, Mary of Albion, Michael of Maryland, Frank of Geneseo, and Josephine of Albion.
Although Lena was not in the military, she was very proud that five of her siblings (Thomas, Samuel, Mary, Michael and Josephine) fought for our country and were all enlisted at the same time, a rarity during the World War II/Korean War era.
Lena is survived by her son, Steven (Tinamarie) Spalla of Plumas Lake, Calif.; grandchildren, David (Evelyn) Bellreng of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Matthew (Corey Brolinski) Bellreng of Lewiston, N.Y.; great-granddaughter, Scarlett Rae Bellreng of Lewiston; beloved goddaughter, Janelle Fancher of Albion; and several nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Holy Family Parish), followed by a bereavement gathering, later this year in Albion.
Memorials may be made in memory of Mary Spalla to Sutter Health/Sutter Care at Home, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 160045, Sacramento CA 95816. Please remember to write “Memory of Mary Spalla” on your envelope and donation check so that the funds are routed to the local hospice that watched over her as she started her new journey.
Posted June 07 2018
Cecelia V. Feldman
Mrs. Cecelia V. Feldman, of Lyndonville, passed away on June 6, 2018 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence.
Mrs. Feldman was born in the Town of Carlton, Dec. 10, 1935, a daughter of the late John and Victoria (Cotriss) Hoffman. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1953, she was a member of the first graduating class of Genesee Community College and a 1971 graduate of SUNY Brockport. On Aug. 15, 1953, she married William H. Feldman.
Mrs. Feldman was employed by the Medina Central School District as an elementary teacher in Oak Orchard School for 24 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish/St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Lyndonville. She was a direct care volunteer with Hospice of Orleans for many years. In 1950, she was the New York State Pie Baking Champion. She had a great sense of humor, was a skilled baker who shared talents with friends and neighbors, and was a stained glass crafter.
She is survived by her husband, William; three children, Claire (Ed) Salvatore, Lisa (Ed) Smith and Timothy (Tina) Feldman; five granddaughters, Emily Salvatore (Tyler), Valerie Salvatore (Chris), Margaret (Andrew), Elizabeth, and Abigail Feldman; five great-grandchildren, Chase, Atley, Maxim, Mirin and Serenity; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by five siblings, Max (Christine) Hoffman, Margaret (Franklyn) Neal, John (Geraldine) Hoffman, Lawrence (Doris) Hoffman and Elizabeth (Duane) Albee.
Friends may call on Sat., June 9 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Parish/St. Joseph’s Church, 38 Lake Ave., Lyndonville, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted June 07 2018
Louise C. Brooks
Louise C. Brooks, 99, of Barre, passed away May 7, 2018 with her loving family by her side at the Martin Linsin Hospice Residence, following a long illness. She was born Feb. 11, 1919 in Middleport, a daughter of the late Elton and Gertrude (Collins) Cooper, and she lived in this area all of her life. She was a member of Albion First Baptist Church. Louise shared a love for her family and friends through her baking and gardening.
Mrs. Brooks was predeceased by her husbands, Reginald Harvey and Charles Avery Brooks; grandson, Paul Keeler; and son-in-law, James Keeler.
She is survived by her children, Pat Keeler, Larry (Laura) Harvey, Pam (Jim) Smith, Ann (Mark) Warycka, Elaine (Ralph) Clute and Dale (Kathy) Brooks; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ruth Hutchins and Jean Brooks; brother-in-law, Keith Brooks; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., June 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Louise’s life will be held at Albion First Baptist Church on Sat., June 16 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Albion First Baptist Church.
To share a special memory of Louise, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted June 06 2018
Wilson Main Southworth
Wilson Main Southworth, 70, died unexpectedly at home on Dec. 8, 2017.
Wilson began his 36-year teaching career at Warren P. Towne Elementary School in Medina in 1969 and retired in 2005. He was extremely well-liked by his students and well-respected by his colleagues. Wilson served in many capacities of village government and activities, including village trustee, Medina Zoning Board, Medina Tree Board, Orleans County Planning Board, Glenwood Lake Commission and Decorate Medina Committee.
Although Wilson was raised in Lyndonville, he became a Medina man through and through. He was easily recognized as he made his daily brisk walks around the village. His compassionate personality drew people to him and impromptu, often lengthy conversations became the norm. Wilson will be remembered by his family, friends and associates as a selfless and caring man.
A Remembrance Party for Wilson will be held on Sun., June 24 from 12 to 6 p.m. at 117 Starling Drive, Medina NY 14103. All friends, colleagues, students and acquaintances are welcome to attend.
Memorials may be made in Wilson’s name to Medina Memorial Hospital, 200 Ohio St., Medina NY 14103; The Decorate Medina Committee, P.O. Box 880, Medina NY 14103; or UNYTS (UPSTATE NY Transplant Services), 110 Broadway, Buffalo NY 14203.
Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted June 06 2018
Theda L. Rosenbeck
Mrs. Theda L. Rosenbeck, a longtime resident of Knowlesville and Medina, passed away late Monday evening, June 4, 2018, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Rosenbeck was born in the Town of Barre, Dec. 23, 1930, a daughter of the late Merle T. and Edna Louise (Gregory) Draper Sr. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1949, and Bryant and Stratton College, she married Joseph P. Rosenbeck on Nov. 17, 1951. She was employed by the family business, Draper Trucking, as a bookkeeper. She then was the bookkeeper and co-owned and operated Joe’s Truck and Tractor with her husband. She worked at Fisher-Price for many years and, following retirement, was employed by Jubliee Foods in Medina and by Oak Orchard Elementary School as a teacher’s aide.
Mrs. Rosenbeck was deeply religious and was a longtime, active member of United Methodist Church of the Abundant Harvest and leader of the United Methodist Women’s Group. She enjoyed basketball and baseball and was an avid New York Yankees fan. She never missed any of her children’s or grandchildren’s baseball games. She was an avid bowler who won many high average awards. She had great love for her family and church. She will be remembered for always putting others before herself.
She is survived by her children, Kathleen A. (Michael P.) McCauley and Joseph M. (Patricia A.) Rosenbeck; seven grandchildren, Todd (Daphne) Hughes, Rick (Brenda) Hughes, Lori (Dean) Lugo, Jimbo (Stephanie) Cau, Joseph T. Rosenbeck, Jacob (Kayla) Rosenbeck, and Jessica Rosenbeck; eight great-grandchildren, Jason Hughes, Nicholas (Ariel Lugo) Hughes, Gracie Hughes, Autumn (Donnell) Holloway, Jordan Lugo, Jayden Lugo, Saige Cau and Karlee Cau; four great-great-grandchildren, McKinlee and Delaney Hughes, Brynlee and Bryson Holloway; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Draper and Harriet Draper; several nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph P., who died in 1991; her brothers, Merle, Robert and Donald Draper; and sister-in-law, Maria Draper.
Friends may call on Thu., June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. following calling hours. A graveside committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Fri., June 8 at Millville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richard Knights/Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 684, Medina NY 14103-0684; or to Hospice of Orleans, Inc., POB 489, Albion NY 14411-0489.
Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted June 05 2018
John D. Cowan
John D. Cowan, 54, of Holley, passed away June 4, 2018 at his home with his loving wife by his side.
He was born July 19, 1963 in Brockport, a son of the late Bernard A. Cowan Sr. and Helen Mae (Sullivan) Cowan. John was employed by Suburban Disposal in Spencerport, by Holley Central School as a bus driver and, most recently, by Don’s Trucking in Kendall. John enjoyed playing with his dog, horseshoes and volleyball. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends. He would always stop what he was doing to sit down and have a good conversation.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Carolyn; brothers, Bernard (Karen) Cowan Jr., William “Bill” Cowan and James “Jim” Cowan; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many special friends.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Route 31, Holley, on Fri., June 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. John’s funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Sat., June 9 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Sandy Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Wilmot Cancer Institute, PO Box 278996, Rochester NY 14627.
To share a special memory of John, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted June 04 2018
Christopher Wilson died May 28, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1949 and owned a home in Waterport since 1994. He was best known locally for his voluntary work with Project Life War Orphans Rehabilitation Program, as well as World Life Institute’s Center of Excellence in Medina. Christopher’s business, Civica, provided communications and advocacy services to non-profit organizations, and he traveled extensively for his company. He also made many overseas trips as a volunteer for Project Life. In his professional and humanitarian work, Chris was always a voice of reason where there was discord. He inspired sometimes disparate parties to overcome their differences and work together for common goals. He was a warm, compassionate and open-minded friend to his family and community.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah; son, Samuel (Lyndonville class of 2012); and many family members in Canada.
Chris was honored during a private ceremony and burial May 30.
In lieu of flowers, donations to World Life Institute’s programs would be appreciated: by mail to World Life Institute, Box 167, Waterport NY 14571; or online at Project Life War Orphans or the Center of Excellence.
“To God we belong, and to God we return.”
Posted June 04 2018
Donald W. Carr Sr.
Mr. Donald W. Carr Sr., of the Town of Barre, passed away at his home on June 2, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Don was born in Albion, April 28, 1950, a son of the late Walter and Helen (Waldo) Carr. A graduate of Albion High School, class of 1969, he married the former Fonda R. Wilkins on Aug. 4, 1973. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a mechanic for Iroquois Rock Products in Brockport for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a life member of the Barre Sportsmen’s Club. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers and loved tinkering, especially with heavy equipment. He could fix anything. He took great pride in the 1964 red Impala Super Sport that he once owned, and he also enjoyed snowmobiling. He valued any time he could spend with his granddaughter, who put a sparkle in his eye whenever he saw her.
He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 45 years, Fonda; two children, Donald (Gretchen) Carr Jr. and Jennifer Carr; very special granddaughter, Faith; siblings, Marcia (Clive) Reid, Bonnie (Raymond) Piedmont, Ronald (Susan) Carr, Janet Carr, Ruth (late Kirk) Snyder, June (Warren) Seager and Dayle (Dennis) Beedham; sisters-in-law, Darlene (Michael) Rich, Sharlene (John) Pratt III and Donna (James) Grinnell; several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his sister, Terri Krieger.
Friends may call on Fri., June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his memorial service will be held on Sat., June 9 at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Daniel Thurber, pastor of Oak Orchard Assembly of God, will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Barre Sportsmen’s Club, 13234 Gray Road, Albion NY 14411; or to Richard Knights/Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund; or to Hospice of Orleans, POB 489, Albion NY 14411.
Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted June 01 2018
Victoria Thompson, 73, of Medina, entered into rest on her birthday, Thu., May 31, 2018, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Medina. She was born on May 31, 1945 in Moultrie, Ga., a daughter of the late Calvin and Sarah (Timmons) Long.
Victoria met and married Thomas Thompson Sr. on Nov. 2, 1963, and together they made their home in Waterport. On April 2, 1992, she graduated from Upstate Career Institute of Rochester, receiving a degree in floral design and management. She previously owned and operated “Flowers by Vickie” in Waterport. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and was known for her sweet potato pie and butter roll. Victoria was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Victoria is survived by four children, Thomas (Pam) Thompson of San Antonio, Texas, Michael Thompson and Greg Thompson, both of Medina, and Sharon (Jay) Simms of Rochester, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Mae Cooper of Virginia, Johnny Long of San Antonio, Robert Long and Ezekiel Long, both of Rochester; many nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Thomas Thompson Sr. of Medina.
Victoria is predeceased by her son, John; and siblings, Calvin and Willie Long and Bertha Wilson.
Relatives and friends may call on Thu., June 7 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Allis Road, Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Victoria at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted June 01 2018
Julie Anne DeSoto
Julie Anne (Quarantello) DeSoto, 57, of Holley, died May 31, 2018 unexpectedly at her home. She was born May 23, 1961 in Rochester, the daughter of Arthur and Beverly (Smith) Quarantello.
She resided in this area all of her life. Julie was a graduate of GCC and worked as a cashier at Doan Buick in Rochester. She was a person who enjoyed arts and crafts, was an avid comic book collector, and was a very spiritual person. Julie always had a positive attitude and would go out of her way to make someone feel better. She was forever a person who didn’t want anything but was willing to give anything. She relished the little things in life and was a person who always cared about others.
She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla DeSoto of Rochester; fiancé, John Totter; stepsons, Noah and Ethan Totter; brothers, Steve (Anita) Quarantello of Holley and Randy (Kathy) Quarantello of Holley; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from to 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thu., June 7 at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rt. 31 (West Albion Road), Holley. Julie’s funeral service and interment will be held privately in Hillside Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holley Fire Department, P.O. Box 465, Holley NY 14470; or to P.A.W.S., 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411.
To share a special memory of Julie, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted June 01 2018
Eleanor C. Williams
Eleanor C. Williams, 94, of Albion, died May 30, 2018 at the Martin Linsin Residence, following a short illness. She was born April 9, 1924 in Albion, a daughter of the late Thomas and Charlotte (Smith) Coffey, and lived in this area all of her life.
Eleanor was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church and the Albion American Legion Sheret Post #35 Ladies Auxiliary, for which she served as past president. She worked for many years as a secretary at Albion High School. She was an avid golfer and reader who loved spending time with her family. Eleanor was a generous, giving and passionate person who loved to help others at any given time.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, DeForest “Dee,” in 2002; her brothers, Thomas George, Robert, John and Donald; and her sister, Patricia Dunham.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Ed) Jarvis of Cape Cod, Mass., Susan Cummings of Albion, and Karen (Don) Colquhoun of Medina; six grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Jarvis, Christopher (Joan) Cummings, Amy (Mark) Luft, Jennifer Berman, and Daniel (Janelle) Colquhoun; four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Nicholas Luft, Alison and Nate Berman; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Sun., June 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where prayers will be said on Mon., June 4 at 9:30 a.m., followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina NY 14103; or to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411.
To share a special memory of Eleanor, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted May 31 2018
Brenda R. Wetherbee
Brenda R. Wetherbee, 71, of Holley, died May 30, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 15, 1946 in Newfane, the daughter of Lester and Eileen (Conn) Reed, and lived in this area for over 42 years.
Brenda was a member of the Medina Senior Citizens group and was a person who enjoyed socializing. She was a definite “people person.” Brenda also enjoyed traveling with her husband, brothers and sisters-in-law. She also enjoyed fishing and boating, especially sailing, and she loved to hunt. Brenda was a person who absolutely loved the outdoors and what it had to offer.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Laverne; her brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Jean Wetherbee, and Gerald and Donna Wetherbee; her sister, Bonnie; as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours, and her service and interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Mt. Albion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Palliative Care Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14642.
Brenda’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley. To share a special memory of Brenda, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted May 31 2018
Carey D. Franklin
Carey D. Franklin, 38, of Greece, passed away on May 24, 2018 after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael.
She is survived by her daughter, Ava Rae; parents, Barb and Joe; brother, Christopher (Diana); and niece, Charleigh. The love of her life was her daughter, Ava, and she enjoyed summers at the lake.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sat., June 2 at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Road, Rochester, immediately followed by a funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be make to the Golisano Physical Rehabilitation Center at Unity Hospital in Rochester.
Arrangements were completed by Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home.
Posted May 31 2018
Elliott Richard Parfitt
Elliott Richard Parfitt, 28, of Medina, went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sun., May 27, 2018 in Medina. He experienced an aortic dissection, brought on by hypertension.
Elliott was born on June 22, 1989 in San Diego, Calif. to Ken and Jamie (Blair) Parfitt and was born again at home in Mount Morris, N.Y. at the young age of six. He dedicated his life to serving God in both his youth and his adult life. He was the first in the family to speak on the streets of a small town in England, sharing the message of the goodness of God to the passersby there. His example inspired his father and then his brothers to do the same. From that time, they enjoyed the blessing of sharing the message of forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus Christ to many people in all places in which they lived and traveled. Elliott enjoyed traveling to Romania twice, Honduras twice, and Africa twice on mission trips. He got a private pilot license so that he could some day be a bush pilot for missionaries in remote places. For many years, Elliott, with his family, attended Old Paths Bible Baptist Church in Holley. After learning the trade of stone masonry and then working at Oldhome Farm in Walworth, he gained electronic work experience at Harris RF Communications.
Next, he moved to Medina to join Antioch Anabaptist Church, taking a job at Trek, Inc. Around this time, his father died suddenly on Dec. 15, 2010 from being hit by a pickup truck while helping where a car went off a snowy road. Desiring to work in the out-of-doors, Elliott switched to working for Atwater Farms, and he especially liked repairing and refurbishing equipment.
Finally, the time came to do what he had always wanted to do – own his own business. He formed All Things Fixed, LLC and remodeled several portions of local homes, and he also repaired tractors, farm trailers and personal automobiles, among other things. In addition, Elliott had much artistic ability and advanced from detailed drawings to amateur photography, turning it into a small side business. Occasionally, he installed masonry heaters in New York and out of state, too.
He married Hannah Hart after meeting her in Washington state on a masonry-heater installation trip. They married in a lovely riverside outdoor ceremony in Medina on Aug. 13, 2016. They established their home in Medina and had their first child, Gideon Joel, on June 1 of the next year. Two days after Elliott’s soul departed this world, his wife gave birth to his daughter, Rachel Jane.
Elliott was a cellist, having learned along with his father and three of his brothers while they lived in England. He was also the church song leader at AAC and a man who loved to quietly help people all around him with his many skills.
Elliott is survived by his loving wife, Hannah Jessie Kathryn (Hart) of Medina; son, Gideon; daughter, Rachel; his mother, Jamie Parfitt of Spencerport; brothers, Allen of Rochester, Trevor (Katie) of Medina, Dylan (Emily) of Greece, and Reese of Spencerport; sisters, Annabelle, Naomi and Karen of Spencerport; uncles, Christopher (Liz) Parfitt of Perry, N.Y., Steven (Laurie) Parfitt of Livonia, N.Y., Paul Blair of Mountain Home, Ark., Carl (Angela) Schlitt of Cedar Grove, Tenn., and Ross (Tye) Schlitt of Troy, Ala.; maternal grandmother, Karen Schlitt of Mountain Home; father- and mother-in-law, Brian and Candida Hart of Washougal, Wash.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Susannah, Brian Jr., Nathanael, Roxanna and Jonathan Hart of Washougal, and Sharon (Logan) Trammell of Scio, Ore.; nephews and niece, Luke and Carroll Trammell of Scio, and Leonard Parfitt of Greece; grandparents-in-law, Louis and Marianne Vandervalk of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; and several cousins in New York, Arkansas, Illinois, Virginia, Alabama, Texas and Australia.
He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth David Parfitt; and grandparents, David R. and Joyce L. Parfitt and Charles L. Blair.
Calling hours and viewing will be Monday, June 4, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at Old Paths Bible Baptist Church, 4782 Hall Road, Holley. A memorial service will be Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Old Paths Bible Baptist Church. A private family burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery, Medina. Services will be conducted by Cooper Funeral Home in Medina.
In lieu of flowers, donations of money for Hannah and the children may be mailed to Hannah Parfitt at 817 Whittier Road, Spencerport NY 14559. You may find more information for helping Hannah and the children at this web page: aac-rt.faithlifesites.com/hannahs-helpers.
Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted May 31 2018
John E. Creaton
John E. “Happy” Creaton, 63, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Wed., May 30, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital.
John lived in the Medina area all his life, and he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, who affectionately called him “Uncle Duck.”
Relatives and friends may call on Thu., June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Funeral service and burial will be private for the family.
Please sign the register book at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
Posted May 29 2018
Mary Ellen Seaman
Mary Ellen (Hardenbrook) Seaman, 74, of Kendall, passed away peacefully in her home on May 28, 2018.
Mary Ellen was born May 19, 1944 in Albion, a daughter of the late Walter and Olive (Silvernail) Hardenbrook, and lived in Kendall ever since. Mary Ellen graduated from Kendall Central High School in 1961 and from Rochester Business Institute in 1962. Mary Ellen married Stephen A. Seaman on Aug. 31, 1963. She worked at Hochstein School of Music and at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital as Director of Business Affairs, retiring in 1990 to stay home and help with her four grandchildren. Mary Ellen enjoyed the simple things in life: feeding birds, her dogs and cats, and her loving family. Her family was her world. She was a true believer and practiced the “family first” motto.
She was predeceased by her siblings, William (Marion) Hardenbrook, Burton (Ernie) Hardenbrook, and Kathryn (Lloyd) White.
Mary Ellen is survived by her husband of over 54 years, Stephen A. Seaman; son, Patrick Walter (Amy) Seaman; grandchildren, Samantha MaryGrace Seaman, Rebecca (Adam) Grillo, Paula Miller, and Steven (Carla) Miller; great-grandchildren, Anna and Lena Grillo; as well as many other family members and friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend Mary Ellen’s funeral service on Sat., June 2 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 1769 Kendall Road, Kendall, beginning at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 1769 Kendall Road, Kendall NY 14476; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.
Mary Ellen’s arrangements were entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley. To share a special memory of Mary Ellen, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.
Posted May 29 2018
Edwin Scott Bower
Edwin Scott Bower, of Holley, passed away suddenly surrounded by his family on Sun., May 27, 2018 at the age of 57.
The eldest son of George and Sandra Bower, Ed was born June 9, 1960. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Laurie (Knapp); three sons, Andrew, Steven (Felicia), and Edwin Scott II, loving granddaughter, Kailynn; siblings, Lisa (Kevin) Logsdon, Randy (Robin) Bower and Michael (Jill) Bower; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a 1978 graduate of Holley Central School, and he attended Rochester Institute of Technology. He was employed at Eastman Kodak Company for 33 years, and lastly at Delphi. Ed was a councilperson for the Town of Murray for 20 years.
Ed was a loving and gentle man who dearly loved his family and was very proud of their successes. He enjoyed coaching and attending sporting events for all three of his sons. His latest passion was disc golf, and he was the treasurer of the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club.
Ed lived life with integrity, dignity, and respect for others, leaving a legacy of kindness and love. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.
The family will greet friends on Thu., May 31 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Rt. 31, Holley, where prayers will be said Fri., June 1 at 9:30 a.m., followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 9 S. Main St., Holley NY 14470; or to Holley Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 465, Holley NY 14470.
To share a special memory of Ed, please visit www.chrisophermitchell.com.
Posted May 28 2018
Our Lizzie passed away peacefully at Roswell Park Friday afternoon, May 25, 2018, surrounded by her nurses and sister, after a long, courageous battle. She was 49.
She is survived by her parents, Jack and Sue (Fox) Monell; sister, Melissa (David) Cotter; brother, John (Alane) Monell; nieces, Allyson (Eric Varga) and Amanda; nephews, Zach, Adam and Jakob; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many, many dear friends. She was also nanny to Rudy, her very fluffy nephew.
Liz was an avid fan of the Bills and Sabres. She could also be seen cheering her nephews on during their high school and college sports careers. Her love of Broadway made her nieces’ performances in school musicals that much more enjoyable. Liz was drum major of the Mustang Marching Band her senior year and was a featured trumpet soloist.
Calling hours will be Thu., May 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Fri., June 1 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Liz’s name to the Richard Knights/Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund, Inc., PO Box 684, Medina NY 14103. We would like to thank Liz’s many friends who took the time to help Liz through this difficult time.
Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted May 25 2018
Mary Jane Marek
Mary Jane “Peggy” Marek, of Albion, passed away peacefully May 23, 2018.
She was born in Albion on Jan. 13, 1929 to Lloyd and Alma (Carlson) Kuhn and was a lifetime resident of this area. She enjoyed a long career as a school bus driver for Albion Central Schools and was a volunteer on the “Newsletter Crew” for Hospice of Orleans. In addition, she loved to garden and watch the birds in her backyard. Mary Jane was known for lighting up a room with her smile.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Julius; her daughter, Willa; and her brothers, Lloyd Jr., Arnold “Jake” and Clark Kuhn.
She is survived by her three sons, Ronald, James, and Daniel (Denise Beardsley) Marek; her four daughters, Priscilla (Anthony) Piazza, Julie Marek, Paula (Jeff) Christie and Laura (Kevin Kaderli) Marek; four grandchildren, Shellise and Bethany Piazza, Jessica (Jay) Hanna, and Lee Marek; her sister, Loraine Yungfleisch; sisters-in-law, Mary Kuhn and Gloria Kuhn; several nieces and nephews; and special great-grandchildren, Lily Ana, Kaleb, Lorilye, Mazalyn, and Juniper Beardsley.
There will be no calling hours. Her burial will take place in Mount Albion Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to a charity of your choice.
Mary Jane’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Mary Jane, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.