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Posted January 20 2017
Mary M. Grosslinger

012017_GrossMEDINA – Mary M. (“Gram”) Grosslinger, 78, of Medina went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at her home. Mary was born on January 2, 1939, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Ludwig and Barbara Ann (Bartmann) Schmitt, and lived in Ridgeway most of her life.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church. Mary graduated from Medina High School in 1957. She worked for 13 years as a mold operator at the former Fisher- Price in Medina until its closing in June 1995. Mary was a wonderful and beloved mother and grandmother.

She was known for her kind heart, generosity and extreme love for her family. Mary’s passion was her family. She helped raise all seven of her grandchildren. They were her pride and joy, and they loved her dearly.  She could always be found attending their school functions from class plays, to music concerts, to all their sporting events. She was their greatest supporter. She loved gardening and spent many hours tending to her flowers. She also loved to crochet blankets and gave them away to family and friends.

She is predeceased by a daughter, Katherine Grosslinger and a brother, Alfred.

On November 16, 1957, she married her former late husband Herbert J. Grosslinger of Medina, who passed away April 2016. Through this union, Mary is survived by three children, Herb (Diane) Grosslinger of Medina, Margaret (James) Freeman of Medina and Rosemary (Mike) Miller of Medina; grandchildren, Kaela Grosslinger, Danielle, Cory (fiancé Tom Auberger) and Hunter Freeman, along with Taylor, Connor and Ryan Miller, all of Medina. Also surviving are sisters, Eleanor (Hermann) Pohl of Orchard Park and her twin, Barbara (Joseph) Bujalski of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, January 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina. Services will be held on Monday at the Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Ave., Gasport at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Rodney Klinzing officiating and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina.

Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228. Please light a candle in Mary’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 20 2017
Elaine K. Jamele

Elaine Jamele

Mrs. Elaine K. Jamele, of Medina, passed away on Jan. 19, 2017 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence.

Elaine was born at home in Medina, July 4, 1937, a daughter of the late Sylvester Kelley and Evelyn M. (Chichester) Kelley Roach Thiel. A graduate of St. Mary’s School, Medina High School, class of 1955, and Buffalo State College, she married Carl F. Jamele on July 20, 1957.

She was employed by the Medina Central School District in the Oak Orchard Elementary School library from 1966 to 1977. She was the Children’s Librarian at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library from 1977 to 1998. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, the Tuesday Club and Sweet Adelines. Both she and Carl were involved with TOPA. She was a dedicated walker and a member of Silver Sneakers. She enjoyed the outdoors, flower gardening, and observing the seasons from her sunroom. Books and reading were simply essential to her life.

Elaine treasured time with her grandchildren, Nicole and Christopher, and greatly enriched their lives.

Survivors include her two children, Cynthia (Daniel) Parada and Christopher Jamele; two grandchildren, Nicole (Johnny) Kong and Christopher Parada; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Fiona; two sisters, Marilyn R. Rebert and Carol (Edward) Jablonski; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Abbey.

She was predeceased by her husband, Carl, on Dec. 28, 2010; her father in 1938; and her mother in 1990.

Friends may call on Sun., Jan. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Mon., Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elaine Jamele Memorial Garden Fund, c/o Lee-Whedon Memorial Library; or to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Historic Palace Theatre, Inc., P.O. Box 19, Lockport NY 14094; or to National Parkinson Foundation, WNY Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 12, Williamsville NY 14221.

Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 19 2017
JoAnn M. Arnett

JoAnn ArnettMEDINA – Mrs. JoAnn M. Arnett, 76, of Medina, passed away on Jan. 14, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Arnett was born at home in Batavia, Aug. 9, 1940, a daughter of the late Harold and Elizabeth (Reese) Stockwell.

A graduate of Wilson High School, she married William G. Arnett on Nov. 30, 1957. She worked as an admissions clerk at Medina Memorial Hospital for many years.

A very active and dedicated member of the Medina area Christian community, JoAnn was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Medina. She volunteered with the Medina Area Association of Churches and Kairos Prison Ministry. She lived her life by the teaching of Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find.”

JoAnn liked to knit and collect. She supported PAWS and Planned Parenthood, and she was a Girl Scout Brownie leader. Her infectious smile brought joy to all.

Survivors include four children, Connie Forman, Bonnie (Robert) Lowrimore, Deborah Lynn Arnett (Butch Russo) and William H. (Tracey) Arnett; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Dorothy) Stockwell and Harold (Jackie) Stockwell Jr.; two sisters, Pat Harmer and Kathy Zeliff; a sister-in-law, Sandy Stockwell; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 58 years, William G. Arnett, on Aug. 17, 2015; two brothers, Richard and William Stockwell; and her beloved dog, Maggie.

Friends may call on Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 11004 West Center St. Ext., Medina, where her service will follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Anthony G. Hipes will officiate. Interment will be in the Arnett Family Plot at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Medina United Methodist Church Kitchen Fund, MAAC, or Knights/Kaderli Memorial Fund.

Arrangements were completed by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina.  Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhom.com.


 

Posted January 18 2017
Douglas W. Troup

LIVONIA – Douglas W. Troup passed away Jan. 16, 2017. He was predeceased by the mother of his children, Fiona; son, Gary; sisters, Jean and Margaret; and brothers, Andrew and William of Scotland. He is survived by his children, Kimberly and Martin (Shelly) Troup; daughter-in-law, Mariana Sapor; grandchildren, Stephen (Teresa), Brandon, Kevin (Casey), Ian, Emily (Daniel), Nicholas, Michael, Andrew and Jessica; siblings, Francis Moyer, John and Gordon (Margaret) Troup; great-grandchildren, Braydon, Chase, Ian and Cooper; and many loved nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours or services. Memorials in Douglas’ name may be made to the Livingston County Mental Health Association, c/o Zion Episcopal Church, 10 Park Place, Avon NY 14414.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Douglas, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 17 2017
Arthur J. Kaminski

Arthur Kaminski

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Arthur J. Kaminski, 69, of Clarendon, died Jan. 17, 2017 in Unity Hospital following a long illness. He was born March 7, 1947 in Albion to John Anthony Sr. and Nellie (Smyth) Kaminski and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Arthur was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He also belonged to Grace Baptist Church of Brockport and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Arthur served 29 years as a Town of Clarendon board member and served as the Chairman of the Zoning Board. He enjoyed boating, fishing and bird watching, and, in particular, he loved his grandchildren with all his heart and soul.

Mr. Kaminski was predeceased by his brothers, John Anthony Kaminski Jr. and Joseph Kaminski; and his sisters, Gloria and Mary Kaminski.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; sons, Zachary (Nyan Tinkous) Kaminski of Byron, and Cody (Maryalice) Kaminski of Gates; daughter, Tiffani (Scott DeAngelis) Kaminski of Rhode Island; four grandchildren, Connor, Hunter, Rhiannon and Ryder; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Fri., Jan. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m., where his funeral service will be held Sat., Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Road, Rochester NY 14618. To share a special memory of Arthur, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 17 2017
Vera D. Parsons

CANANDAIGUA – Vera D. Parsons, 96, formerly of Medina, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2017. She is survived by two children, JoAnn Lebrecht and David Parsons; granddaughter, Alison (Michael) D’Aurizio; two step-grandchildren, Lauren and Christopher; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Cora; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David Parsons Sr.; grandson, Shaun H. Fox; and brother, George DuBarry.

Mrs. Parsons earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland. She taught physical education for many years in the Medina area. Mrs. Parsons enjoyed swimming, golfing, needlepoint, and making quilts and baskets. She was an active volunteer in her community.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Fri., Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Interment will be in Boxwood Cemetery, Medina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Blind Center, P.O. Box 491, Washington NC 27889. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.


 

Posted January 17 2017
Armin F. Mathison

Armin Mathison

Armin F. ”Arm” Mathison, 54, of Gasport, died suddenly on Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, after a long battle with severe depression for several years.

Born on Jan. 1, 1963 in Niagara Falls, he was the son of Martha (Padgett) Mathison and the late John E. Mathison. Armin drove a truck for the Sunoco Terminal in Rochester. He was married to the former Trisha DeMartino, and together they raised three children.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Trisha Mathison; three children, Ryan Patrick of Niagara Falls, Nicholas Armin of Albany, and Trisha Jeanne of Gasport; siblings, John (Peggy) Mathison of Amherst, and Elizabeth Belasco of Texas; mother-in-law, Patricia DeMartino of Gasport; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 28 at the Community Fellowship Church, 3144 Johnson Creek Road, Middleport NY 14105.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Armin’s name to Community Fellowship Church; or to Niagara Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport NY 14094.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle in Armin’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 17 2017
Edward J. Slawski

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Mr. Edward J. Slawski, of Medina, passed away on Jan. 13, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital.

Mr. Slawski was born in Medina, May 28, 1924, a son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Kocot) Slawski. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1943, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre including France, Belgium and Germany. Following his discharge, he graduated from the Progressive School of Photography in New Haven, Conn. His career as a photographer spanned from the 1940s to his retirement in 1986. During this time, his assignments included documenting events on United States military bases. He was a photographer for F&T Publishing Company in Atlanta, National Photo Company in Detroit, and Bollard Air Photo in North Miami, Fla. In August 1955, while working for National Photo Company, he photographed former President Harry S. Truman on Mackinac Island, Mich. He was also self-employed as a photographer and chronicled many weddings and family events at Medina Photo, which was located on the second floor at 513 Main Street.

Mr. Slawski was a member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church and the Sacred Heart Club. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he enjoyed trips to the casino.

Mr. Slawski was predeceased by his wife, Medina elementary teacher Mary Lou (Wynn) Slawski, on April 10, 2004; a brother, John Slawski; two sisters, Anna M. Slawski on Oct. 23, 1994, and Martha A. Radzinski on April 19, 2007.

Survivors include his brother-in-law, Lawrence Radzinski of Medina; cousins, including the Biernacki family; and good friends, Glenn and Emily Stalker, and Margaret and Albert Eddy.

In accordance with his wishes, a private graveside committal service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 16 2017
Gary Pratt

Gary “G.L.” Pratt, a longtime resident of Irving, Texas, passed unexpectedly on Jan. 11, 2017. He was born June 14, 1947 in Medina, and he lived in the Western New York area for the first part of his life.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Sarah Pratt.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (Seeloff); his son, J.D.; his grandchildren, Baylee and Dylan; his sister, Nancy; and her children, Charlene, Danny, Lee and Tracy.

No services are planned at this time.


 

Posted January 15 2017
Eugene Haines

Eugene HainesAmerican flagKENT – Eugene Stuart Haines, 84, died unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Gene was born at the family homestead on Pine Hill Road on Dec. 22, 1932.

His parents, Wendell and Mildred (McGuire) Haines, and siblings Eleanor M. Kriss, Paul R. Haines and Dorothy L. Campbell, preceded him in death.

While Gene’s military service and career had him traveling the world, he was a lifelong resident of Orleans County. Gene graduated from Albion High School in 1951 and is a 1953 graduate of Alfred University Ag and Tech. In 1953, Gene entered Naval Flight Training. For over 20 years, Gene served in the Navy and Air National Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Gene was also a pilot for American Airlines for 22 years.

Gene was the owner and operator of Pine Hill Airport. Over the years, Gene has been the driving force behind the longstanding Pine Hill Fly-in Breakfast. Gene was the founder and past president of Vintage Aircraft Group (VAG). VAG’s mission is to restore, maintain, operate and display vintage aircraft and military equipment, and to educate the public about aviation, history and related subjects. Gene also served as chairman for several Orleans County Hot Air Balloon Festivals and was a past president of the National Warplane Plane Museum.

Gene was married for 54 years to Joette (McKenna) Haines, who passed away on July 13, 2014. Gene and Joey were extremely community oriented and had a long history of welcoming people and charitable causes to their home. Both were charter members of the Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association (OONA), enthusiastic advocates for the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Association, and supporters of many other charitable causes. Both were extremely happy spending their final years surrounded by the beauty of Point Breeze.

While never having children, Gene and Joey treated everyone like family. Gene and Joey are survived by nine nieces, 11 nephews, a large extended family, and countless friends and neighbors. By example, Gene and Joey showed the benefit of hard work, the spirit of generosity and the importance of kindness.

There will be no prior calling hours. A gathering of family and friends to share stories and memories of Gene will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Vintage Aircraft Group, 4906 Pine Hill Road, Albion NY 14411; or to Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association, 14899 W. Brighton Cliffe Drive, Kent NY 14477.

Gene’s final arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Gene, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 15 2017
Johanna “Jo” M. McMullen

Johanna McMullenHOLLEY – Johanna “Jo” M. McMullen, 79, of Holley, went into rest with family by her side on Jan. 13, 2017. She was born April 16, 1937, a daughter of the late Johanna and Roy Harris.

She was the wife of the late Larry McMullen and former wife of the late Christian “Dick” Barthel. She was also the mother of Nanci (William) Bogan, Richard Barthel, Russell (Jeanine) Barthel, Donald (Lisa) Barthel, Catherine (Peter) Loran, Cynthia Merkley-Barthel, and the late Charles “Chub” Barthel.

She is survived by 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was the sister of Roy (Meredith) Harris of Grants Pass, Ore.

The family will be present on Tue., Jan. 17 at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home (Albion Chapel), 12 Ingersoll Street, Albion, from 4 to 7 p.m. to receive friends. Friends and family are invited at 7 p.m. to share memories of Johanna. Interment will be held in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County, 14080 Rt. 31, Albion NY 14411.

Please share condolences at www.merrill-grinnell.com.


 

Posted January 13 2017
Paul B. Archer

Paul ArcherMEDINA – Paul B. Archer, 74, of Medina, went to with the Lord on Thu., Jan. 12, 2017 at his home, with his loving family at his side. Born on Jan. 23, 1943 in Canastota, N.Y., he was the son of the late Glen and Louise (Hamlin) Archer.

Paul grew up in Canastota and attended SUNY at Brockport, where he received a degree in education. On Aug. 22, 1964, he married the former Ann Marie Mott, and together they raised a son, William. Paul taught history at Medina High School for a short period of time and later drove trucks for Teleservice and, lastly, for Sieck Wholesale, up until his retirement. Paul was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and a former board member of the Cobblestone Society. He was a proud grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter.

Paul is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann Marie Archer; son, William (Marsha Ducey) Archer of Hamlin; granddaughter, Audry; siblings, Alan (Eileen) Archer of Minoa, N.Y., Carol Cassler of Canastota; and several nieces and nephews.

Paul is predeceased by a brother, Ralph Archer.

There will be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wed., Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, Eagle Street, Medina, celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls. Burial will be private for the family.

Memorials may be made in Paul’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O.Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Holy Trinity Parish, 211 Eagle St., Medina NY 14103. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle in Paul’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 13 2017
Susan E. Kingsbury

Susan KingsburyALBION – Susan E. Kingsbury, 70, died Jan. 12, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 15, 1946 in Albion, a daughter of the late Alan J. Sr. and Dorothy (Graczyk) McKenna, and lived in this area all of her life.

She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Susan was a 1964 graduate of Albion High School. She worked for over 10 years as a teacher’s aide at Rainbow Preschool and was also a 4-H leader. Sue loved gardening, sewing and decorating, especially at Christmas.

Sue was predeceased by her husband, Gary, in 2001; her brothers, John McKenna and Alan McKenna Jr.; and her nieces, Joelle Armstrong and Lisa.

She is survived by her son, Todd (Lia) Kingsbury of North Canton, Ohio; her daughter, Lisa (Chad) Wilson of Albion; grandchildren, Damian, Drake and Tara; siblings, Joan Klafehn of Brockport, Carol (Fred) Pilon, Philip F. (Patricia) McKenna, and Judy (Gerald) Suhr, all of Albion; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. on Sun., Jan. 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. After calling hours, the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Prayers will be said Mon., Jan. 16 at Christopher Mitchell at 9:30 a.m., followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Coach Gary Kingsbury Scholarship, 324 East Ave., Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Sue, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 12 2017
Jerrene Louise Fredericks Brace

Jerrene Brace

Jerrene Louise Fredericks Brace went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on Jan. 11, 2017. She was born on Dec. 1, 1941 in Hazelhurst, Pa. to Henry Orren Brace and Mary Louise Brace.

She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mary of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Orren H. Brace of Olean, N.Y.

Jerrie was a graduate of Olean High School, class of 1959, and a 1987 graduate of Genesee Community College, achieving her registered nursing degree. Her nursing career started at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital in Albion and took her to JFK Medical Center Hospital in Lake Worth, Fla., which culminated in her retirement, after 20 years, from Lockport Memorial Hospital in 2007. She worked at Owens Illinois Glass in Brockport and Fisher-Price Toys in Medina, taught preschool in her home, and worked at the Arc of Orleans County, Stork Street, Medina. Most recently she’d been spending her retirement volunteering at the Medina MAAC’s Clothing Depot, which she considered a blessing. She was a longtime member of Oak Orchard Assembly of God church, where she selflessly served wherever there was a need.

Of the many wonderful things she has done and the countless lives that were changed by her love and generosity, she will be remembered most for her commitment to her Lord, her deep love for her family, and her desire to always “let the little children come.” She never missed an opportunity to support and encourage her children and grandchildren and could often be found at their special events or building playhouses or snowmen.

She is survived by brothers, Ronald and David Brace of Florida; eight children, David (Sharon) Fredericks of Texas, Linda (Bob) Dunn of Texas, Sharon (Jim) Graham of Texas, Mary Ann (Tom) Herman of South Carolina, Merle (Mitzi) Fredericks of Medina, Tom (Cindi) Fredericks of Albany, Debbie (Carl) Bachman of Medina, and Karen (Todd) Kyle of Lyndonville; 24 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends are invited to join us in a celebration of her life on Sat., Jan. 14 at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina NY 14103. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the service at 1 p.m. to be officiated by her son, Reverend Thomas Fredericks, and Reverend Daniel Thurber.

Memorial contributions in Jerrene’s name may be made to the MAAC Clothing Depot; or to the Knights- Kaderli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina NY 14103-0684. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 10 2017
Jordyn M. (Torrey) Augello

Jordyn Augello

Jordyn M. (Torrey) Augello, 30, of Elba, passed away Mon., Jan. 9, 2017 with her family by her side at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born Aug. 25, 1986 in Batavia to Mark (Catherine Gillard) Torrey of Elba. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Charles Torrey and John Gillard; and her father-in-law, Frank “Beech” Augello.

She was a graduate of Cornell University, class of 2009, and a partner at Torrey Farms, Inc. in Elba. Jordyn had a bright, contagious smile that she shared with everyone she met. Since she was a little girl, her biggest dream in life was to be a wife and mommy. She was happy with the simple things in life, including her family and the farm. Jordyn loved her husband like no other, and he was a rock for her when she needed him the most. She had a gentle, easygoing way about her, with some wise humor mixed in. We will miss her every day, but we know she is with us through every changing season and every ride around the farm.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charles P. “Chooch” Augello of Elba; mommy of Carmine Frank and Frances Mary Augello of Elba; siblings, Molly (Erik) Anderson of Elba, Travis (Grace) Torrey of Elba, Shannon (Matthew) Kyle of Avon, Lucas (Kimberley) Torrey of Stafford, Jed (Kelsey) Torrey of Oakfield, and Maxwell (Alyssa Laudico) Torrey of Elba; grandmothers, Mary Torrey of Elba and Elin Gillard of Naples, Fla.; mother-in-law, Susan (David Zuppelli) Augello of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Santina (Steven) Marsceill of Elba, Kara Long of Elba, and Carissa Augello of Albion; nieces and nephews, Clara, Lucy, Viola, Charles, Theodore, John, Henry, Selden, Ruby, Everett, Elbert, Jacob, Adrianna, Michael, Maci, Zachary, Lyla and Ryan; along with many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Thu., Jan. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.; and on Fri., Jan. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia NY 14020. An 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sat., Jan. 14 at St. Padre Pio Parish (Our Lady of Fatima), 65 S. Main St., Elba NY 14058. She will be laid to rest in Springvale Cemetery, Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14642. For more information, please call (585) 343-8260. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia NY 14020.


 

Posted January 09 2017
Alexander Michael Egloff

Alexander Egloff

ALBION – Alexander Michael Egloff, 89, formerly of East Lee Road, passed away Jan. 8, 2017 in The Villages of Orleans following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1927 in Batavia and was a lifelong resident of the Barre area. He was a 1946 graduate of Albion Central School and worked for several different farmers throughout the years, working the fields. Alex also worked for the Town of Barre, managing the “wing” on the snowplow. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and snowmobiler. His passion was to mow his lawn and to spend time in his garden.

Mr. Egloff was predeceased by his sister, Mary Driesel; his sister-in-law, Helen Egloff; his nephew, Joseph; and his niece, Teresa.

He is survived by his siblings, Florence Egloff of Barre, and 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 grandnephews and grandnieces.

There are no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to meet at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church for Alex’s Mass of Christian Burial on Fri., Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411; or to The Ladies of Charity, c/o Holy Family Parish. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Alexander, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 07 2017
Lena J. (Yacuzzo) Mon

LE ROY/HOLLEY – Lena J. (Yacuzzo) Mon, 88, died Sat., Jan. 7, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born July 24, 1928 in Le Roy, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Michela (Agro) Yacuzzo, and had lived in this area most of her life.

Lena was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Holley and the Rosary Society. She was a member of the Holley American Legion Jewell Buckman Post #529 Ladies Auxiliary. Lena retired from General Electric in Brockport and became a member of the Quarter Century Ladies Retiree Club. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and watching old movies. She and her husband, Dominic, lived a full life together; they loved traveling all over the country.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dominic; her sister, Sarah; and her brothers, Joseph, Bart, Charles, Raymond, Vincent and Michael. Lena is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the country.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rt. 31, Holley, on Thu., Jan. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Fri., Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Holley. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Le Roy. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester NY 14620; or to University of Rochester Palliative Care Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14642. To share a special memory of Lena, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 07 2017
Gary E. DeFrank

American flagKENDALL – Gary E. DeFrank, 77, died Jan. 5, 2017 at his home following a long illness. He was born March 27, 1939 in Holley, a son of the late Joseph and Florence (Townsend) DeFrank Sr., and lived in this area all of his life.

Gary served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was an Honorable Life Member of the American Legion Jewell Buckman Post #529 of Holley and served as Commander from 1991 to 1992. Gary was also County Commander for the American Legion from 1992 to 1993 – he was nominated Legionnaire of the Year for 1990-1991 – and also served as past chairman for Boys State for the American Legion. He retired as a clerk from the Holley Post Office and was an avid coin collector.

He was predeceased by his son, Kevin. Gary is survived by his sons, Jeffrey (Denise P. Wood) DeFrank of Brockport, and Glenn (Kimberly) DeFrank of Holley; granddaughters, Kasey and Erin; sister, Madelyn Welsh; brothers, Joseph (Beryl) DeFrank, Dale (Ellen) DeFrank, Roger (Kathy) DeFrancesco, Scott DeFrancesco and Todd DeFrank; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rte. 31 in Holley, on Tue., Jan. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where his funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 704, Rochester NY 14642. To share a special memory of Gary, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 06 2017
Gertrude A. Brozek

Mrs. Gertrude A. Brozek, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2016 at her home.

Mrs. Brozek was born in Lyndonville, March 31, 1926, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ada (Williams) Thompson. She was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church and a 32 year employee of Harrison Radiator Division of GMC.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Henry J. Brozek, on March 17, 2011. Survivors include her sister, Johanna (Dick) Swan of Medina; several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside committal service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring of 2017. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 06 2017
Don W. Marenus

Don Marenus

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BROCKPORT – Don W. Marenus, 62, of Brockport, died suddenly at his residence on Jan. 3, 2017. He was born Dec. 30, 1954 to Frederick and Jane (Tompkins) Marenus and was a lifetime resident of this area.

Don served over 42 years in the fire service. He was a member of the Gates Volunteer Fire Department, was Captain of the Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department, and was past Chief and an active member of the Brockport Fire Department. He was also a dispatcher for the Brockport Fire District.

Mr. Marenus enjoyed many things in life, such as playing his bass guitar for several local bands. He had a passion for music. He also enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, following the New York Giants and the Buffalo Sabres, and being a self-proclaimed barbecuing/smoking aficionado. Don had a wonderful sense of humor, was a ham radio nerd, and considered himself to be an amateur meteorologist.

He is survived by his son, Andrew Marenus of Brockport; his daughter, Jessica (Jim Rankine) Marenus of Rochester; his brother, David Marenus of Gates; his beloved dog, “Gunner;” as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Wed., Jan. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m., where a Fireman’s Honor Service will be held at 7 p.m. immediately following visitation. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg MD 21727. To share a special memory of Don, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 04 2017
Dwayne K. Griffith

Dwayne Griffith

Dwayne K. Griffith, 54, of Medina, entered into rest suddenly on Sat., Dec. 31, 2016 at Medina Memorial Hospital.

Born on Oct. 10, 1962 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late John Scott and Cynthia Griffith. Dwayne graduated from George Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He returned home after eight years of service and moved to Medina, working for various employers including Brunner, Sears and Medina Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Harmer; two children, Shane and Adriana; and two grandchildren, Mahri and Madalynn, all of Medina; two sisters, Ernesta (Samuel) McEwen of Brooklyn and Delcina (Carlos) Young Smith of Medina; two uncles; a host of aunts; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dwayne is predeceased by two brothers, Anthony and Gordon; grandmother, Blanche Griffith; and a grandaunt, Tia Bey.

Relatives and friends may call on Mon., Jan. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery, with military honors accorded at graveside by members of Lincoln Post #1483, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Butts Clark Post #204, American Legion.

Memorials may be made in Dwayne’s name to Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God, 324 Catherine St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle in Dwayne’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 04 2017
Frank R. Doud

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“God loved him enough to give him life and now He loves him enough to take him to his eternal home.”

BARRE – Frank R. “Russ” Doud passed into God’s hands on Dec. 29, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, June C. (Hicks) Doud. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Hilda Doud; his sister, Carol J. (Doud) Goetz; and his adopted son, Howie.

Russ served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years and was an amphibious DUKW driver among many other specialties. He served during a Lebanon evacuation, the Cuba blockade, the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he went to work for U.S. Customs as a drug detector dog handler, and he worked in many other areas of U.S. Customs until his retirement in 1996.

Russ had lived in the Barre area since his retirement, surrounded by many nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and great-great-nephews. In addition to his wife, he is survived by brother-in-law, Jack Goetz of Elizabeth, N.J.; sister-in-law, Shirley (Rich) Hicks of Medina; and brother-in-law, David Stark of Rochester.

Services will be held in the spring at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Sat., April 29 at 11 a.m. Burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery will take place immediately following the service. Donations in his name may be made to a charity or church of your choice.

“In sickness and in health, I have loved you enough to follow you into our eternal home when God calls me.”

To share a special memory of Russ, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 04 2017
Clayton W. Carter

Clayton Carter

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CARLTON – Clayton W.“Tubby” Carter passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2017 at his home.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving from 1970 to 1973, and he worked at General Motors for many years until he retired in 2006. Clayton loved building and flying RC planes, riding his motorcycle and going to car shows with his buddies. He was a member of the Pine Hill Raiders, Veteran Bikers Motorcycle Club and Village House Coffee Club. His family and friends meant the world to him, and he would do anything to help someone out.

He was predeceased by his parents, Sherwood and Margaret Carter; and his beloved dog, Mugsy.

Clayton is survived by his daughters, Laurie Froman and Sherrie Carter, both of Albion; brothers, Delvin (Karen) Carter of Pennsylvania and Darvin Carter of Albion; grandchildren, Chadd Froman, Shane Froman and Spencer Burton; great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Luna; dear friends, Ellen (Larry) Hering, Louise (Mario) Mana; and many nieces, nephews, friends and family.

A celebration of Clayton’s life will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 7 at Pine Hill Airport, 4906 Pine Hill Road, Barre Center, where military honors will immediately follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia NY 14020.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Clayton, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 03 2017
Brian J. Lusk

Brian Lusk

ALBION – Brian J. “BJ” Lusk, 31, died suddenly on Dec. 31, 2016. He was born Nov. 14, 1985 in Medina. BJ was a graduate of Albion High School, class of 2003, and was a cook at several local restaurants. He enjoyed golf and football, but his greatest loves were his family and Batman.

He was predeceased by his father, Leon Lusk. Brian is survived by his mother, Sally (Steve Ugorek) Lusk; fiancée, Nicole Esten; children, Joshua, Gabriella, Samantha, Carter and Benjamin; siblings, Suzitte (Daniel) Halfhill, Johnna (Brian) Alexander, David (Tanya) Lusk, Jason Lusk, and Paul (Sarah) Lusk; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. To share a special memory of BJ, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 03 2017
Marian T. Schlegel

Marian Schlegel

Mrs. Marian T. Schlegel, of Medina, passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day, 2017 at the North Wing Residence at Medina Memorial Hospital at the age of 100.

Mrs. Schlegel was born in Medina on Dec. 17, 1916, a daughter of the late Vincent and Genevieve (Mortka) Kiebala. A graduate of Sacred Heart School and Medina High School, class of 1936, she married Alton W. Schlegel in 1943. A lifelong member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society and the Mother’s Club. She was very proud of her Polish heritage, her church, and her small Village of Medina community where she spent most of her life. She had the distinction of residing on Commercial Street in Medina for close to 95 years, in three different houses on the street.

Mrs. Schlegel was employed by the H.J. Heinz Company, and seasonally at Birdseye Frozen Foods and Monroe Frozen Foods. She enjoyed walking around her beloved Village of Medina, reading Amish literature, baking and cooking, especially Polish dishes, watching her favorite TV shows, such as her soap opera, Lawrence Welk, Jeopardy and The Waltons. She also enjoyed craft shows and word searches. She loved trips to the Adirondack Mountains for weekly stays in the beautiful forested areas. She loved family get-togethers, especially the annual Kiebala Family Reunions, and yearly fall trips to Letchworth State Park. Marian really enjoyed shopping sprees to Eastern Hills Mall with her daughter. She loved watching the Buffalo Bills with her daughters.

Marian was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, and she was an active member of the Senior Citizens of Western Orleans. Marian was a wonderful and beloved mother and grandmother. She was a great cook and baker in earlier days and will be remembered for her ethnic Polish dishes. She was known for her friendliness, kind heart, generosity and extreme love for her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Maxine M. Butler of Warsaw and Darlene M. (Robert E.) Gerke of Oakfield; grandson, Robert E. Gerke Jr. of Stratford, N.J.; her beloved grandpets, Katy and Buddy; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Alton, on Dec. 22, 1984; her brothers, Stanley, Edwin, Arthur and Leopold Kiebala; her sisters, Ethel Gorcyca, Sophia Poleski and Olga Derefinko; and son-in-law, Arthur Butler.

There will be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church on Eagle Street, Medina, celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, 211 Eagle St., Medina NY 14103. Arrangements are being handled by Cooper Funeral Home. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 02 2017
Donald Hallenbeck

Donald HallenbeckAmerican flagALBION – Donald “Fuzzy” “Pop” Lake Hallenbeck, 88, formerly of Silver Springs, Fla., passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2017 at The Villages of Orleans in Albion. Born the eldest child to Dorothy and Donald Frank Hallenbeck on March 21, 1928 in Mattydale, N.Y., Donald spent the majority of his childhood in Cleveland, N.Y. with his five sisters and four brothers.

Following high school graduation in Cleveland in 1945, Donald enlisted in the Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1949. After leaving the Army, he attended Roberts Wesleyan College for two years.

On Sept. 19, 1953, Donald married Evelyn Truax at the Methodist Church in Cleveland. They began married life together in Rochester before eventually moving their family of four children to Albion. Over the course of his career, Donald was employed by Taylor Instrument Company, EW Edwards & Son, and Harradine’s.

In 1980, Donald Moved to Silver Springs. He met Inge Hume in 1988. They were together for the past 28 years and enjoyed traveling extensively. In early 2016, following the passing of Inge, Donald returned to Albion to be near family.

Donald was active in Scouting throughout his life, serving as Scoutmaster for Albion Troop 42 and in Silver Springs long after his own children were grown. Pop loved driving everyone crazy with his corny puns and, more notably, “explaining” those puns to anyone who stood still long enough to listen. He enjoyed hiking, camping, woodworking, gardening, and the warmth of his Florida home.

He was predeceased by his son, Michael Paul Hallenbeck, in 1974; and by his companion of 28 years, Ingeborg Hume, in 2016.

Donald is survived by his siblings, Richard (Cathy), Dorothy (Walter) Scott, Radyne Kinne, Thelma (William) Stewart, Bruce (Ruth), Charles (Eileen), David (Karen), Jessie (Robert) Dennison, and Caroline Stewart; two sons and a daughter, Donald Robert (Diana) Hallenbeck of West Lafayette, Ind., Timothy (Pam Wehling) Hallenbeck of Albion, and Linda (Randy Boersig) Dyer of Arnold, Mo. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be planned for later this year. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Donald, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 02 2017
Eugene Joseph Schmitt

Eugene SchmittEugene “Gene” Joseph Schmitt passed at the age of 79 on Dec. 31, 2016. He was born in Erie, Pa. to Frank and Beatrice Schmitt, the youngest of their four children. From an early age, he loved working on cars and woodworking. Gene was a man of few words and strong actions.

After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force and served four years as an aircraft mechanic, marrying his high school sweetheart, Janet (Jann) Davenport. After managing lumber companies in Pennsylvania and New York, the family moved to Orlando, Fla., where Gene and Jann started Schmitt Builders Incorporated.

Gene retired in 2002 and spent his golden years playing Texas hold ’em poker, his favorite pastime. He moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. in 2014 and was living at Cassie’s Castle III, a caring and loving assisted living facility in Royal Palm Beach, at the time of his passing.

Gene is survived by his sister, Margaret Hoyt; his nieces, Kathy, Beth and Sue; his brother, Father Charles Schmitt; his daughter, Karen (Mark) Roberts of North Palm Beach, Fla.; his son, Eric of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and his former wife, Jann of Altamonte Springs. His oldest brother, James Schmitt, predeceased him.

A viewing and celebration of his life will be held Wed., Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Howard Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center, 754 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach FL 33408. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Area Agency on Aging PB/TC Inc. (www.youradrc.org) or Inspirit (www.inspiritlive.org).


 

Posted January 02 2017
Kenneth R. Schult

American flagCANANDAIGUA – Kenneth R. Schult, 57, of Canandaigua, died suddenly on Dec. 31, 2016 at Thompson Hospital. He was born June 16, 1959 in Rochester to Richard and Elizabeth (Gosman) Schult and lived in the Western New York area all of his life.

Ken was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an avid reader who enjoyed listening to the Grateful Dead, and he liked watching football, especially the Buffalo Bills.

Mr. Schult was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by three sons, Philip, Brenden, and Ian; his daughter, Miranda; his brother, David (Nila) Schult of Arizona; sisters, Judy Schult and Susan Howard, both of Waterport; grandchildren, Cameron, Landen, Quinton, Greyson, Edison, Dillon and Dominic; the mothers of his children, Patricia Davis and Chandra Campbell; and a special friend, James Mancuso.

There will be no prior calling hours. His service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring KY 41076. Ken’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Ken, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted January 02 2017
Fred Rolland Galyean Sr.

Fred Rolland Galyean Sr., 71, of Woodstock, Ga., passed away peacefully on Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, surrounded by family. Born in Los Angeles, he lived many years of his life in Tujunga, Calif., Lockport, N.Y., and Palatine, Ill., and in 2002 he relocated to Woodstock, Ga.

Fred is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon; son, Fred Galyean Jr.; daughters, Cheryl (Kris) Maher and Laura (Eric) Richards; and loving grandchildren, Brooke and Ansley Richards, and Bella and Liam Maher. Fred was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather (Papa) and friend to all.

Fred had an unmatched zest for life and gave 100 percent to everything he pursued. Fred enjoyed a successful career in the food industry and continued to be a highly regarded consultant after he retired. He worked hard and played hard – from race car driving, speedboating and snowmobiling to his love of cheesecake, manhattans and prime rib – he believed in having fun and living life to its fullest. He was very proud of his children, and his grandchildren brought him much joy. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his best friend and the one he lovingly referred to as his bride and love of his life – his wife Sharon.

A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. on Sun., Jan 8 at Lakeside Funeral Home, 121 Claremore Drive, Woodstock, Ga. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at Lakeside Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome, and should friends desire, donations can be made in Fred’s name to American Cancer Society or Prostate Cancer Foundation.


 

Posted January 01 2017
Antonino “Tony” Papalia

Anthony PapaliaKENT – Antonino “Tony” Papalia, 59, died Dec. 30, 2016. Tony was born Dec. 31, 1956 in Lubrichi, a small town in the southern province of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Tony’s parents, Ferdinando and Francesca, moved him and his seven siblings to Elmira, N.Y. in 1967. Tony grew up in the city of Rochester and its suburbs until settling in Kent in 1997 with his wife and children, Susanne, Ferdinando, and Francesca.

Tony spent most of his life self-employed as a contractor. Tony took great pride in the quality and detail of his work, always striving for perfection. His business partner and son, Ferdinando, will continue the business. When Tony was not painting, building or talking, he was gardening. His heirloom garlic is what he prided himself on. He made some pretty good wine, too. Tony had a love for the Lord like no other. His faith was neverending, even throughout his final days. Tony will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was an artist and teacher to those who knew him. Most memorable, he was an ambassador for Jesus and the Holy gift of Baptism. Acts 2:38.

Tony was predeceased by his father, Ferdinando Papalia; brother, Domenico Papalia; and brother-in-law, Michael McAvoy.

Tony is survived by his wife, Susanne; son, Ferdinando (Julie) Papalia; daughter, Francesca Papalia; mother, Francesca Papalia; aunt, Maddalena Foti; sisters, Caterina (John) Hilbert, Annunciata (Russell) Merrick, Maria (Patrick) Disano, Rita (Steve) Casteel, Rosanna McAvoy, and Silvana (Kenneth) Kuehne; daughter-in-law, Julie Papalia; grandchildren, Parker and Heidi Roberts; sisters-in-law, Judy Papalia and Angelica Jordan; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins he loved dearly.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Thu., Jan. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Tony’s funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Fri., Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in the spring at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Brockport. To share a special memory of Tony, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 31 2016
Eugenia Thom

Eugenia ThomALBION – Eugenia Thom, 95, died Dec. 31, 2016 at The Villages of Orleans.  She was born Sept. 4, 1921 in St. Mary’s, Pa., a daughter of the late Leonard and Matilda (Neubert) Henry.

Eugenia had lived in this area for 68 years and was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church. She enjoyed feeding birds, gardening, and embroidery work to be given to family at Christmas. Eugenia was an avid and wonderful homemaker who will be remembered as an extremely good cook. The family would like to say thank you to the staff in the dementia wing at The Villages of Orleans for the excellent care given to Eugenia.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elden Thom, in 1997; brother, Patrick Henry; and sister, Helen Weidow.

Eugenia is survived by her children, Clifford (Mildred) Thom of Albion, Frances (John) Tower of Albion and Elizabeth Cowan of Brockport; grandchildren, Clifford (Tara) Thom, Michele McAllister, Mark Tower, William (Erin) Tower, Stephen Cowan and Scott (Andrea) Orton; five great-grandchildren; sister, Geraldine Chalot; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Thu., Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, followed by her funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Eugenia, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 31 2016
Charles E. “Charlie” Moy

Charles MoyBARRE – Charles E. “Charlie” Moy, 76, passed away on Dec. 31, 2016. He was born Feb. 15, 1940 in Clarendon to the late Everett “Doc” and Lillian (Dietrich) Moy and would remain in the Clarendon area until 2001, when he moved to Barre.

Charlie was a former member of the Clarendon Lions Club and the Clarendon Fire Company, and he was an associate member of the Barre Fire Company. He was also an active fisherman. He loved his grandchildren dearly and was very proud of them.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Maura Curtis-Moy; children, Terri Shergill, David (Heather) Moy, Kevin (Angela) Curtis, Lee (Dawn) Curtis, and Jeff Diedrick; brothers, Richard (Sandra) Moy and Ronald (Carol) Moy; grandchildren, Autumn, David, Dawson, Ashley, Jeffery, Tyler, Ruby, Brooke, Ashley, Renee, Michaela, Emma and Luke; great-grandchildren, Talon and Elena; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Charlie’s memorial service will be held at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina NY 14103, on Thu., Jan. 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Charlie’s name may be made to the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Charlie, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 29 2016
Mary Elizabeth Houseman

Mary and David Houseman

Mary “Betty” Elizabeth (Mansell) Houseman went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 27, 2016. She was born Jan. 9, 1930, the daughter of Fernando Wesley Burrell and Lola (Haney) Mansell. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. David L. Houseman for 68 years. They served faithfully in the work of the ministry for over 40 years.

She was the mother of Ron (Debbie), Kent (Bonnie), Kenneth (Linda), and the late Daniel (Ann) Houseman. She is also survived by her brother, D. Curtis Mansell; grandchildren, Daniel (Christina) Houseman, Julie (Justin) Kile, Phil Houseman, Bruce (Jennifer) Houseman, Stephen (Megan) Houseman, Pam (Paul) Johnson, Ryan (Tiffany) Houseman, Charissa (Timothy) Masters, Michael (Monika) Houseman, Jennifer (Kenneth) Hilwig, and Rachel Houseman; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will be present to receive friends on Sun., Jan. 1 at the Bates Wallace and Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.; and on Mon., Jan. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Royalton Bible Church, 8457 Bunker Hill Road, Gasport, concluding with the funeral service at 11 a.m.

If desired, donations may be made in Betty’s name to Royalton Bible Church. Please share condolences at www.bateswallace.com.


 

Posted December 29 2016
Ruth Eleanor Mendenhall Barrett, M.D.

Ruth Barrett

Ruth Eleanor Mendenhall Barrett, M.D., died on her 94th birthday, Dec. 27, 2016,
surrounded by her family, at Hospice House, Indiana University Health, Bloomington, Ind.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1922 in Kokomo, Ind. to Owen and Maude (née Weaver) Mendenhall. As a girl, she spent her summers working on her grandfather’s farm in New London, Ind., and her spare time riding her horse, Ginger, and practicing the violin. An accomplished violinist, she played with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra during her college years, and later with the Brockport Symphony Orchestra.

In 1941, she graduated from both Goshen High School, Goshen, Ind., and the La Salle Preparatory Conservatory, South Bend, Ind. She was a Laura Kindig science scholar at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind., receiving her B.S. in 1944. Ahead of her time for women in the 1940s, Ruth then moved to Chicago, where she attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, graduating with her M.D. in 1948. She was one of six women in her graduating class of 130.

Ruth was the first woman intern at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago (1948-49), where she met Edward A. Barrett, M.D. The couple married on March 20, 1949 and moved to Iowa to open their medical practice. In 1951, during the Korean War, her husband, Ed, was called to active duty in the Army Medical Corps. Ruth started her four years of residency training in pathology at the Alameda County Hospital, Oakland, Calif. Ed served at the Presidio Army Base in San Francisco. Following his discharge from active duty, the couple then moved east to the New York City area, where they lived from 1953 to 1966. They lived in Mt. Kisco in Northern Westchester County. During that time, Ruth worked under a number of distinguished forensic and clinical pathologists, earning her certification as a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in 1956. She was on the staff at Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, from 1954 to 1966. She was a Deputy Medical Examiner for Westchester County from 1956 to 1964.

In 1966, the family, which now included four children, moved to Albion, where Ruth was able to practice both clinical and forensic pathology. From 1966 to 1987, she served simultaneously as the Pathologist/Lab Director for Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital and as Orleans County Coroner, a position to which she was elected five times. She was also a consultant pathologist for the F.D.R. and V.A. hospitals in Batavia.

Ruth retired from the practice of medicine in 1987, and she and Ed moved to Bloomington, where she started a new career, working as a tax preparer for H&R Block from 1989 to 1999. Throughout her career, Ruth volunteered generously, serving as the Vice Chairman of the Mt. Kisco Housing Authority from 1961 to 1964, Treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York (9th District), President of the Orleans County Medical Society, and President of the medical staff at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital. She served as a director of the Medical Liability Insurance Company of New York State. She participated in legislative matters in Albany, testifying many times before the State Assembly and the State Senate. She was an active member of several chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, including the chapters in Albion and Bloomington. She enjoyed her membership in The Society of Indiana Pioneers. An active genealogist for most of her life, she donated her large set of handwritten works to the Ft. Wayne Public Library several years ago. She was a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Bloomington.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Edward, who died in 1994. She is survived by her four children, M. Scott Barrett (Ruth Nyenhuis Barrett, R.N.) of Bloomington, Ind., Edward M. Barrett (Ruth Gonzalez Barrett) of Duncan, Okla., William W. Barrett (Hon. Martha Blood Wentworth) of Greenwood, Ind., and Elizabeth Barrett Farrell (Timothy R. Farrell) of Burr Ridge, Ill.; one granddaughter, Meredith M. McCarthy of Burr Ridge, Ill.; four step-grandchildren, Amy Wentworth and Katharine Wentworth, D.V.M., of Indianapolis; and Courtney and Jacob Farrell of Avon, N.Y.; and two step-great-grandsons, Santiago Bueno and Xavier Bueno.

Calling hours will be at The Funeral Chapel, 3000 East Third St., Bloomington, at 10 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 31, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at The Funeral Chapel. Graveside services and burial will be at the New London Friends Cemetery, New London, Ind., at 3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 31. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Goshen College or the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, care of The Funeral Chapel.


 

Posted December 28 2016
Rocco A. Sidari Sr.

Rocco Sidari

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Rocco A. Sidari Sr., 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep Dec. 27, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Albion, a son of the late Fortuanto and Gladys (Spada) Sidari. Rocco was a lifelong resident of Albion and was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church and a graduate of Albion High School, Class of 1939.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. All four of Rocco’s sons served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. Upon discharge from the service, he worked as an apprentice carpenter and graduated with journeyman status. From 1953 to 1979, Rocco held office in the Carpenters Union as a business representative, President and General Agent of the Niagara-Genesee District Council of Carpenters, and past trustee of Carpenters Local Union Fringe Benefits Fund. From 1972 to 1987, he was Treasurer of the New York State Carpenter’s Labor/Management Apprenticeship Committee. From 1979 to 1986, he was the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New York State Council of Carpenters, a group with approximately 55,000 members. Rocco also acted many times as chairman of the negotiating committees for the Local Union, District Council and State Council.

Mr. Sidari had more than 75 continuous years of membership in the American Legion. He served as past commander of Sheret Post #35 American Legion and the Orleans County American Legion. He was awarded life membership, was Post and County Legionnaire of the Year, and was also Chef de Gare of the Orleans County Voiture 40 & 8.

Rocco was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Joan of Arc Assembly 4th Degree and Past Faithful Navigator. He also served as Past Grand Knight of Albion Council #1330 Knights of Columbus. He was a past member of the Albion and Orleans County planning boards, an advisory board member to Orleans County BOCES, a 20-plus gallon donor to the American Red Cross, and a recipient of the Luigi Antonini Labor Award, given by the Federation of Italian-American Democratic Organizations of the State of New York, for outstanding achievements in the Trade Union movement.

He was appointed by Governor Hugh Carey to the Motor Vehicle Repair Law Appeals Board and served in that position for 17 years. Mr. Sidari then served on the Advisory Board of the Development Center for Business at Genesee Community College and was appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo to the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. He was past member of the Albion-Orleans Correctional Facility Community Advisory Board and a past registered labor lobbyist in Albany.

Mr. Sidari served for 40 years as a member of the Orleans County Democratic Committee and also served as past chairman of the Village/Town Committee.

Rocco was predeceased by his wife, Angeline, in 2005; sons, Jerome, Frank, and Rocco Jr.; siblings, Jane Ciccoline, Leonard, Eleanor Irwin, and Frank. He is survived by his son, Ed Sidari; grandchildren, Angela (Tim) Faucett, Rocky (Erin) Sidari, Antoinette Sidari, Stephanie (Jason) Dinwiddie, Amy (Ron) Zaccaglino, and Dominick (Amber) Sidari; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Santa Calles and Louise Felso; daughters-in-law, Rita Sidari and Cathy Boon-Sabo; sister-in-law, Jane Sidari; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Mon., Jan. 2 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Rocco’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church on Tue., Jan. 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Interment with military honors will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411; or to Albion Council #1330 Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 322, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Rocco, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 28 2016
Jeanette Hannah

Jeanette Hannah

ALBION – Jeanette Hannah, 61, went home to the Lord on Dec. 26, 2016 at the Martin Linsin Hospice Residence following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1955 in Albion and would remain in the area her entire life.

Jeanette enjoyed cooking, cleaning, baking, and listening to R&B music. She loved watching Food Network and watching the show “Chopped,” often guessing the winning contestant from the start of the show. She had a tremendous love for her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

Jeanette was predeceased by her mother, Lillie Mae Dunbar; father, Mose Gardner; siblings, Rosemary Gardner, Tommy Gardner and Raymond Hannah; and brother-in-law, Henry McNeil.

Jeanette is survived by her significant other of 35 years, Jeffrey Oliver; children, Mark (Josalyn Preston) Brewer and Kenyetta Oliver; siblings, Charlie Mae McNeil, Freddy Gardner, Irene Gardner, Joyce Bedward and Brenda Taylor; grandchildren, Brandon, Trey, Troy, Myles, Chloe, Hannah and A’zena; great-grandson, Xavier; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service to celebrate Jeanette’s life will be held at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. on Fri., Dec. 30 at 11 a.m.

To share a special memory of Jeanette, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 26 2016
Joyce M. “Joy” Houseman

Joyce HousemanLYNDONVILLE – Joyce M. “Joy” Houseman, 83, of Lyndonville, went to be with the Lord on Sun., Dec. 25, 2016 at Medina Memorial Hospital. Born on Oct. 26, 1933 in the Town of Somerset, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Hazel (Allen) Heideman.

Joy grew up on the Countyline Road and attended Barker schools. On Aug. 6, 1952, she married Albert Houseman, and together they raised two children. In 1964, she started as a cafeteria worker for the Lyndonville Central School District and retired as a head cook in 1991. She attended Medina United Methodist Church and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Albert Houseman; two children, Delane (Lisa) Houseman of Barre, Vt. and Sandra (Glen) Gapa of Lyndonville; grandchildren, Shawn (Lacy) Houseman, Jason (Jillian) Houseman, Derek (Laura) Houseman, William Gapa, Victoria (Jason) Hill, Nathanial and Meghan Gapa, Keera (Clint) Relation and Kyle Dennis; 11 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Cassandra, Tamara, Aurora, Amelia, Aralyn, Samuel, Aaliyah, Elijah, Ellie and Addie; adopted daughter, Roxane (Paul) Mann and Kyle and Justin; siblings, Raymond (Kay) Heideman and Joan (Francis) Woodward of Lyndonville, and Linda Hall of Medina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by a sister and five brothers.

Relatives and friends may call on Fri., Dec. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 31 at Medina United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St. Ext., Medina NY 14103, with the Pastor, Rev. Tony G. Hipes officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Joy’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411. Please light a candle in Joy’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted December 26 2016
Francis Matthew Ciszek

Francis Matthew Ciszek, 69, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Tue., Dec. 20, 2016.

A native of Albion, Mr. Ciszek graduated from Boston College with a master’s degree in business and computer engineering. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for 25 years, then moved to Georgia where he was with Nortel, McKesson, KMPG, and Avaya for a total of 15 years. Mr. Ciszek was a member of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree), and the Patriot Guard. He is preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Angeline Ciszek.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Frances Ursino Ciszek of Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and Jason Cleveland of Jefferson, Ga.; and a goddaughter, Gina Ladner of Maysville, Ga.

The funeral Mass will be held Wed., Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, 4633 Shiloh Road, Cumming GA 30040. Interment will take place on Thu., Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga., on Tue., Dec.27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Mr. Ciszek’s name. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted December 26 2016
Dominic “Poppy” “Mango” Mignano

Dominic MignanoALBION – Dominic “Poppy” “Mango” Mignano, 96, passed away on Sat., Dec. 24, 2016 at the Villages of Orleans in Albion. He was born Sept. 23, 1920 in Hulberton, a son of the late Phillip and Jennie Mignano, and lived in this area all of his life.

Mango’s two passions in life were farming and truck driving.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann, in 2004; grandson Greg; brothers Phillip, James, Sullivan, John, Joseph and Simon; and sisters Dena, Frances, Virginia and Anna.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Francis) Comden of Webster and Sandy (James) Recco of Albion; grandchildren, David (Pam) Karpenko, Jeffrey Karpenko, Douglas (Cathie) Karpenko, Lori Recco, Kevin (Abby) Comden, David (Dawn) Comden and Vicki Comden; great-grandchildren, C.J., Sharon, Katie, Christopher, Ken, Jon, Nick, Jo, Matt, Phillip, Susie, Alexis, Hannah, Brandon, Kelly, Carter and Cole; two great-great-grandchildren, Ryan and Emma; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., Dec. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m., where his funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Transit Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans. To share a special memory of Mango, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 23 2016
Richard Edward Willgens Sr.

Richard WillgensAmerican flagKENDALL – Richard Edward Willgens Sr., 75, of Kendall, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Dec. 23, 2016, at Highland Hospital Hospice Unit. He suffered from the ravages of ALS and fought bravely. He was surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

Born in Buffalo and raised in Lyndonville, he lived most of his life in Kendall. Richard was a Teamster, driving tractor-trailers all over the East Coast. He was a veteran, having served in the National Guard from 1964 to 1970. He was an avid boat enthusiast, restoring antique boats and motors. He enjoyed camping and traveling, especially to Dream Lake to enjoy his Camp Family. He will be remembered as a kind, generous social spirit who could chat for hours around the campfire.

He is survived by his best friend and wife, Sue (Frances); and his beloved family, Richard Jr. (Wendy), Michael (Annette), Scott (Bobbie Jean); and grandchildren Kyle, Reese, Tara, Rachael, Emily, Tyler and Spencer.

The family will receive friends on Mon., Dec. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Ave., Albion. Richard’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27. To share a special memory of Richard, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 23 2016
Nancy L. Casement

Nancy CasementMEDINA – Nancy L. Casement, 78, of Medina, went to be with her Lord on Wed., Dec. 21, 2016 at Roswell Park Institute, surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness. She was born on July 31, 1938 in Medina, a daughter of the late Anthony and Alice (Chambers) Stilwell.

Nancy graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1953 and in 1957 graduated from Medina High School. She married the late James Casement, together raising a daughter. She worked as a bookkeeper for Sieck Wholesale, the former White Brothers Rose Corporation, from 1968 until her retirement in 2012. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed music and spending time with her family, and she was a devoted Miami Dolphins fan.

She is survived by her daughter, Kim (Bill) Hoffman of Medina; grandchildren, Scott (Marjorie) Hoffman of Mendon, Jeff (Mary) Hoffman of Irondequoit, and Ryan Hoffman of Medina; two great-grandsons, “the sunshine boys” Ezra Scott and Henry Lee Hoffman; two sisters, Shirley (Richard) Mancuso of Medina and Barbara Thaxter of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she is predeceased by her siblings, Mary “MeMe” Carpenter, Anna “Bonnie” Bensley, Anthony “Tony” Stilwell, Edna “Chee Chee” Kusmierczak, Robert “Jim” Stilwell, George Stillwell, Donald “Bucky” Stilwell and Donna Hopkins.

Relatives and friends may call on Tue., Dec. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Wed., Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Nancy’s name to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105; or to Richard Knights-Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund, c/o Sue Knights, 11079 Furness Parkway, Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle in Nancy’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted December 23 2016
Melvin L. Packer

Melvin Packer

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Mr. Melvin L. Packer, of Medina, passed away on Dec. 21, 2016 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Mr. Packer was born in Wood River, Neb. on Sept. 27, 1934, a son of the late Virgil O. and Marie E. (Whiting) Packer. He served with the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. He was awarded three service medals while serving during the latter portion of the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Packer was employed by Praxair as a truck driver and retired in 1998. Following retirement, he worked as a delivery driver for Carquest Auto Parts. He enjoyed his deliveries and sharing time with his many friends. He was a longtime, proud and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In his spare time, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and watching Buffalo Bills games with his son, Ken.

Survivors include his wife, Derryll A. (Smith) Packer; three children, Jeffrey (Tina) Farrell, Maryellen (Robert) Luckman and Kenneth C. (Ibolya) Packer; seven grandchildren, Dustin and Chantalle Hurtgam, Ashley Farrell, Jeffrey Farrell Jr., and Kalvin, Ryan and Ethan Packer; three great-grandchildren, Ian, Joseph and Savanna; two sisters, Louise Thompson and Sheila Price; two brothers, Chuck and Russell Packer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, David K. Packer, on Nov. 9, 2000; and a sister, Linda Hale.

Friends may call on Mon., Dec. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Tue., Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6339 Hamm Road, Lockport, and interment will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted December 22 2016
Scott L. Fleming

Scott Fleming

ALBION – Scott L. “D.J. Scooter” Fleming, 49, of Albion, died suddenly at his residence on Dec. 18, 2016. He was born Aug. 13, 1967 in Albion to Loren and Angeline (Cionitti) Fleming and lived in this area all of his life.

Scott was a 1985 graduate of Albion Central School. In addition to being a courier for Medina Memorial Hospital, he worked at the Albion Walmart, where he was the “go-to guy” for everything and anything that needed to be done. He also was the lead singer for many local bands, including Shattered Image, Prime Minister Shaggy and Split Decision. Scott will be remembered as the world’s biggest Prince fan, as well as a rabid supporter of the Miami Dolphins, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Cincinnati Reds. According to his daughter, “Dad made the greatest chocolate milk!”

Mr. Fleming was predeceased by his sister, Susan Fleming. He is survived by his daughter, Alaina Fleming of Albion; his parents, Loren and Angeline Fleming of Albion; his brother, Robert (Shari) Fleming of Arizona; the mother of his daughter, Stacey (Scott) Kaniecki of Albion; and a community of friends.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Tue., Dec. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend Scott’s Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church on Wed., Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. To share a special memory of Scott, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted December 22 2016
Kenneth R. Allen

Kenneth Allen

Kenneth R. Allen, 74, of Middleport, went to be with the Lord on Thu., Dec. 22, 2016 at the Niagara Hospice House with his loving family at his side.

Born on Oct. 25, 1942 in Millville, he was the son of the late William and Laura (Tucker) Allen. He graduated from Medina High School and was employed with Harrison Radiator for 31½ years, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and camping at Wildwood. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Allen, 11 children, Loren (Wendy) Fuller, Donald (Anne) Fuller, Patricia (Sam) Schepis, Darlene (Phil) Schepis, Dorothy (Dave) Nolan, Randy (Kelly) Allen, Tim (Sharon) Allen, Douglas (Danielle) Fuller, Brenda Lee Allen, Brenda Ann (Bill) Provorse, and Jim (Juliann) Allen; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Stan (Donna) Allen; and several nieces and nephews.

Kenny is predeceased by his first wife, Linda Miller Allen; and siblings, George Allen and Kathy Shaver.

Relatives and friends may call on Thu., Dec. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. at the Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 5329 S. Gravel Road, Medina, NY 14103, where a Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. with the Pastor, Rev. Russ Peters officiating.

Memorials may be made in Kenny’s name to Hospice of Niagara County, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094; or to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle in Kenny’s name at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted December 22 2016
Harold A. Whiting

Harold Whiting

Mr. Harold A. Whiting, 87, of Medina, passed away on Dec. 19, 2016 at Medina Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Whiting was born in Hammond, Ind. on Oct. 19, 1929, the only son of the late Ralph W. and Erma J. (Hale) Whiting. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1947, he served with the New York National Guard and the Drum Corps. He was a great lover of dogs, and he enjoyed golf, bowling, and playing football pools.

Mr. Whiting was employed by US Gypsum Company, Thomas J. Lipton Company and Phinney Tool & Die Company.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary (Bensley) Whiting; two daughters, Deborah (Jeff) Foster and Melinda “Jello” Whiting; grandchildren, Stephanie (Bill) Harris, Stephen (Ashley) Foster, Thomas “T.J.” Foster, Stacey (Tim) Costich and Scott (Carrie) Colonna; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Brandon and Evan Harris, Bryson and Tessa Costich, and Tucker and Jackson Colonna; and “grand” dogs, Raven, Mollie, Odessa, Skye, Jack, Michone and Atlas. He was predeceased by his father, longtime Medina Fire Chief Ralph W. Whiting; his mother, Erma Whiting; his daughter, Janice Colonna; and his son, Barry Whiting.

There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside committal service will be held in the spring of 2017 at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS, 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion, NY 14411.

Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted December 22 2016
Sharon Ann Reamer-Chippewa

Sharon Ann Reamer-Chippewa, 69, of Medina, passed away suddenly on Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 at the Erie County Medical Center. She was born Jan. 13, 1947 in Albion. She worked for many years as a fruit harvester in apples, oranges, pears, tomatoes and more. Sharon also worked as a factory worker, and then as a dishwasher at the Travel Center of America in Pembroke. She was always helping everyone else. Whether it was giving someone food or a place to live, she would give the shirt off of her back for anyone in need. Sharon will be remembered as a great mother, a best friend, and an extraordinary grandmother. She loved everyone.

Survivors include her son, David J. Shutt; stepdaughter, Lisa L. Chippewa; daughter-in-law, Karen M. Shutt; former daughter-in-law, Heather L. Shutt; grandchildren, Dustin L. Shutt, Frederick J. (Alyson M.) Shutt, Felicia R. Prowant and Camryn Binder; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon Reamer and Jane (Wolfrom) Reamer; her husband, Venward D. Chippewa; and brother, James A. Reamer, Sr.

Friends may call on Mon., Dec. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Linda Haight will officiate, and interment will follow in Boxwood Cemetery. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted December 21 2016
Irene Diane Brown

Irene Brown

Irene Diane Brown, 77, of Middleport, died after a long illness on Dec. 18, 2016 at Buffalo General Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y. She was born Sept. 30, 1939 in Medina to Walter and Lena Benthin, and she married Robert Brown on May 7, 1976.

Irene attended Medina High School and was a longtime resident of Middleport. She retired from Fisher-Price Toys. She loved playing softball and, more recently, attending yard sales and canning. She especially loved playing bingo with her friends.

She is survived by her husband; her son, Will (Carolyn) Kropp of Henrietta; her daughter, Kim Kropp Wesley of Summerville, S.C.; her stepchildren, Jacqueline (Michael) Jurinich of Medina, and J. Casey (Leah Smithey) of Brownstone, Mich.; five granddaughters, Danielle Bowers of Jamestown; Samantha Nelson of Summerville, Jenelle (Ralph) Boyd of Lyndonville, April (Christopher) Williams of North Wales, Pa., and Lindsay Smith of Tampa, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Madeleine and McKenzie Wadsworth, Lily and Mason Boyd, and Kingston and Ruby Williams; and one brother, Fred Benthin of Medina.

Irene was predeceased by her parents; and by her sister, Joan Russo.

A celebration of life service will be held on Fri., Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Tabernacle Church, 324 Catherine St., Medina. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Tabernacle Church, or to the COPD Foundation.


 

Posted December 21 2016
Kenneth G. Hopper

Kenneth Hopper

SPENCERPORT – Kenneth G. Hopper, 62, of West Ridge Road, died Dec. 15, 2016 at the home of a friend after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 6, 1954 in Arcade to Claude and Myrtle (Sprague) Hopper, and he lived in this area for 48 years.

Kenny attended the Good News Community Church and enjoyed watching Western movies, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and listening to Elvis Presley music. He was always trying to help out other people. Kenny will be missed but not forgotten.

Mr. Hopper was predeceased by his brothers, Donald and Robert Hopper. He is survived by his brother, William Hopper of Waterport; sisters, Bevery (Gregory Conibear) Herman of Spencerport, Barbara (Richard) Herring of Kendall, and Rose Carter of Lyndonville; 13 nieces and nephews; 25 great-nieces and great-nephews; and longtime friends, Karen Avino and Robert Klafehn.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Kenny’s Memorial Service at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Wed., Dec. 28 beginning at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dave George officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good News Community Church, 4794 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY 14559. To share a special memory of Kenny, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.