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Obituaries

Posted May 27 2017
Claudia B. Kujawa

MEDINA – Claudia B. Kujawa, nee Britt, of Medina, passed away on January 27, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a valiant fight with cancer. Claudia was born in Medina, June 19, 1941, the only child of Claude Seth and Ruth Pearl (Swab) Britt.

She graduated salutatorian from Albion High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Buffalo. From 1963-65, Claudia worked at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories, a contractor for NASA. She was employed as a Manager in Telecommunications by Eastman Kodak Company from 1966-92. Having been outsourced, she took an early retirement from Eastman Kodak Company to raise Andrea, her late in-life child. She was a single parent, a loving and nurturing mother. She was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon Fraternity, National Honorary Mathematics Fraternity.

Claudia volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader, at Towne Elementary School, and at a local food bank. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, travel, reading, crossword puzzles, gambling and spending time with friends. She was a member of the Middleport and Johnson Creek Senior Citizens groups.

Survivors include her daughter, Andrea; several nieces and nephews including Joseph (Barbara) Kujawa.

She was predeceased by Andrea’s father, James Kujawa.

A graveside committal service will be Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Britt family plot in Millville Cemetery where she will be interned with her parents. Pastor Linda Haight will officiate.

Memorials may be made to any local animal shelters, Hospice of Orleans County or Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund.

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


 

Posted May 26 2017
Roy E. Dowdall Sr.

American flagMEDINA – Roy E. Dowdall Sr., 80, of Medina, entered into rest on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home. He was born on May 7, 1937 in Jamestown, a son of the late Edward and Helen (Josefex) Dowdall.

Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during Vietnam and on returning home, he married the former Marlene Benner on January 4, 1959. Roy was a self-employed carpenter for the Medina area and was loved by all that knew him, especially by relatives, friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Dowdall; children, Roy (Katherine Schmitt) Dowdall Jr. of California, Cindy Dowdall and Tamara (Casey Lewis) Dowdall, all of Medina; two grandchildren, Zachary Dowdall and Riley Holmes.

Besides his parents, Roy is predeceased by a son, James Dowdall.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103, where a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Szalay officiating. Military Honors will be accorded at the Funeral Home by members of Lincoln Post #1483 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Butts-Clark Post# 204 American Legion.

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


 

Posted May 26 2017
William Peter Rucinski

MEDINA – William Peter Rucinski, 59, of Medina passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was born on August 6, 1957 in Buffalo, a son of the late Walter and Alice (Wajtkus) Rucinski. William married the former Diane Gardner on May 27, 1977.

William worked for Online Auto Connections in West Seneca. He enjoyed his family and spending time on his boat.

William is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane Rucinski; children, Matthew (Elizabeth) Rucinski of Texas, Carrie Rucinski of Idaho, Patrick Rucinski and Nicholas Rucinski of Medina; grandchildren, Leeland and Gavin Tolliver, Isabelle and Gabriella Casewell, and Anastajza and Lukaz Rucinski; siblings, David (Carolyn) Rucinski, Judy Spencer, Beverly (Charles) Richard, Rosemarie O’Dwyer, Robert (Nancy) Rucinski, Ann (Steve) Pullyblank, and Patricia (Luis Lugo) Marek; brother-in-law, William Pilon; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, William is predeceased by his siblings, Paul Rucinski and Marilyn Pilon.

Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, May 31, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, at Holy Trinity Parish/ St. Mary’s Church, West Avenue, Medina, NY 14103, with the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls celebrating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to Holy Trinity /St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St. Medina, NY 14103.

Please light a candle in Bill’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 25 2017
Dawn M. Murray

Dawn Murray

KENT – Dawn M. Murray, 59, died May 24, 2017 at her residence following a brief illness and while under Hospice care.

She was born April 29, 1958 in Rochester to Thomas and Monica (Weldon) Tomasino and lived in this area most of her life. She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Holley.

Dawn enjoyed connecting with loved ones on Facebook and was considered an avid thrift shop enthusiast. She did what she wanted to do, always asserting her independence. With Dawn, you always knew where you stood, as she was a true and genuine person. There was no question that she loved her children with all her heart!

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Kevin; her children, Shannon (Marty) MacDonell of Florida, Nicole (Tom) Murray of Greece, Andy (Leslie) Murray of Virginia, and Patrick Murray of Gates; her brothers, Ronald (Sherry) Tomasino of Kent and Gary Tomasino of Texas; her sister, Lisa (Larry) Miller of Brockport; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Dawn’s Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Holley, on Mon., June 5 at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Kendall Fire Department, 1879 Kendall Road, Kendall NY 14476; or to Kendall Lions Club, 62 Emjay Lane, Rochester NY 14612. Dawn’s family has entrusted her arrangements to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley. To share a special memory of Dawn, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 25 2017
Shirley I. Strickland

Shirley Strickland

Shirley I. (née Berghorn) Strickland, 89, of Middleport, entered into rest on May 24, 2017.

She was the beloved wife of the late Demerle C. Strickland; lov­ing mother of Nancy (Gary) Dudley of Churchville, N.Y., Deborah (Ron) Houseman of Medina, Patricia (Paul) Moriarity of Middleport, and the late Suzanne (Michael) Snell. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her brother, Keith Berghorn, predeceased her.

The family will be present Fri., May 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. to receive friends at the Bernhardt Funeral Home, 130 Main St., Akron, N.Y. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for funeral services on Sat., May 27 at 11 a.m. at Royalton Bible Church, 8457 Bunker Hill Road, Gasport, N.Y. Visitation and viewing will take place in the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ever­green Lawn Cemetery, Akron.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympa­thy may be made to Royalton Bible Church, or to a charity of one’s choice.


 

Posted May 24 2017
Michael J. Paduchak

Michael Paduchak

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KENDALL – A graveside service with military honors for Michael J. Paduchak, 91, who died Jan. 31, 2017, has been scheduled for Wed., May 31 at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Cemetery-Holley. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Mike was born Dec. 1, 1925 in Kendall to Ukrainian immigrants John and Sophia Paduchak. He was the youngest of four siblings and the only son. He was born and raised on the family farm, and he continued to farm there until the age of 88, growing fruits and vegetables.

Mike was drafted to serve in World War II, entering the Army on Sept. 28, 1944. After receiving his training in Ft. McClellan, Ala., he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant with the Personnel Section of the 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, and served in Germany and Austria. He participated in the Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, the European Theatre of Operation Ribbon with Two Battle Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Bronze Star. Sergeant Paduchak received his discharge on June 16, 1946, returning to Kendall to receive his high school diploma from Kendall Central School and to work on the 200-acre family farm.

In 1957, at the age of 31, he became the Town of Kendall Supervisor and remained in office for 32 years (losing in 1967 and 1968 by seven votes.) He retired at the end of 1991. He was also the youngest chairman for two years while serving on the Orleans County Board of Supervisors. Mike served over 40 years on the Orleans Community Action Board and 30 years on the Soil and Water Conservation Board, where he served as chairman for many years. Mike was a lifetime member of the Kendall Fire Department with over 50 years of service. Prior to becoming Town Supervisor, he served five years as president of the Kendall Fire Department. He was also active on the local political landscape. He had made farming and politics his life.

He married Marcia Harkness in 1964. Mr. Paduchak was predeceased by his wife, Marcia, in 1995. He is survived by two children, John (Andrea) Paduchak of New Hampshire and Nadine (Mike) Hanlon of Kendall; and four grandchildren, Marie, Nickolai, Marisa and Michela.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kendall Fire Department, 1879 Kendall Road, Kendall NY 14476; or to the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia NY 14020. To share a special memory of Mike, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 24 2017
Jennifer A. Dart

Jennifer Dart

CLARENDON – Jennifer A. Dart, 46, died unexpectedly at her home on May 22, 2017. She was born in Albion on May 23, 1970 to Donald and Patricia (Snaith) Ferris Jr. and lived in this area all of her life.

Jennifer graduated from Syracuse University with an English major and worked as a technician scheduler for Berg & Schoenberg in Pavilion, and then as a technical manager for the University Division of AT&T in Rochester. She enjoyed crocheting, watching the birds in her back yard, traveling, and logging on to Pinterest. Jenn had a great love for animals but will be remembered mostly for being a loving wife and mother.

Mrs. Dart is survived by her husband of 20 years, Darrell; her son, Ethan; her sisters, Stephanie and Diana Ferris, both of Medina; her parents, Donald and Patricia Ferris Jr.; her grandmother, Jean Snaith; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Fri., May 26 from 4 to 7 p.m., where her funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 7 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hamlin Animal Shelter, 1658 Lake Road N., Hamlin NY 14464. To share a special memory of Jennifer, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 24 2017
Gertrude B. Deters

Gertrude Deters

Gertrude B. “Trudy” Deters, 89, of Medina, formerly of North Tonawanda, entered into rest on Tue., May 23, 2017 at Medina Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.

Born Aug. 24, 1927 in Buffalo, Mrs. Deters was the daughter of the late Anthony and Salome (Staskiewicz) Blazejewski. She graduated from Niagara Falls High School and went on to attend Niagara University. In May 1949, she married the late Philip Deters, and together they raised their family in North Tonawanda, where they would live most of their lives.

Mrs. Deters worked as a supervising toll collector for the NYS Thruway Authority. Following her retirement, she enjoyed many years of traveling abroad to such places as Europe and Egypt, and her favorite destination was New Orleans to attend Mardi Gras every year. She was also an avid reader.

Survivors include her two children, Marcia (Dr. David) Stahl and Craig Deters; two grandchildren, Dr. Celeste (Howard) Stahl-Balaban and Dr. Jeffery (Rachael Goldstein) Stahl; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Teagan and Rayna; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Philip, on Jan. 17, 2013; and three brothers, Al, Anthony and Eugene Blazejewski.

Calling hours will be held on Fri., May 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina NY 14103, where her funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will officiate. Interment will be in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 23 2017
Noreen R. Kenyon

Noreen Kenyon

Noreen R. Kenyon, 85, of Summerfield, Fla., passed away peacefully on May 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Feb. 25, 1932 in the town of Yates and was the daughter of the late Norman and Hildred (Smith) Heidemann. Noreen married her late husband, Delbert Kenyon, on Aug. 26, 1950, and they resided in Lyndonville until retiring to Summerfield in 1985.

Noreen was a loving, caring and devoted mother to her five children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker until becoming a sales representative and eventually a district manager for Avon Products.

She is predeceased by her brother, Gary; and sister, Meryl.

She is survived by her sons, Robert, Richard and Craig (Michelle) Kenyon; daughters, Cheryl and Deleen Kenyon; sister-in-law, Marilyn Kenyon; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Noreen was a longtime member of Belleview United Methodist Church.

Family and friends may call during visitation on Fri., May 26 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, Fla. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., May 27 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

A celebration of Noreen’s life will be held at 12 p.m. on Sat., May 27 at Belleview United Methodist Church, 5640 SE Brown Road, Belleview, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Belleview United Methodist Church, POB 567, Belleview FL 34421. Online condolences may be expressed at www.forestlawnocala.com.


 

Posted May 22 2017
Stanley J. Stefaniak

Stanley Stefaniak

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Stanley J. Stefaniak, 97, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Sun., May 21, 2017 at his home.

Born on July 2, 1919 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Sygnet) Stefaniak. He grew up in Medina, and on Oct. 12, 1940, he married the former Wanda Maraszek, who passed in 2005. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in World War II and was a sergeant in the 410th Engineer Construction Battalion, serving as a power plant operator in Fort Prince of Wales, near Churchill in Manitoba, Canada.

On returning home, he worked various jobs, including foundry work, police work for Memorial Auditorium, and lastly as a truck driver/mechanic for Lapp Express, retiring in 1979. Stanley was a member of Sacred Heart/Holy Trinity Parish, U.S. Teamsters Union, a life member of Disabled American Veterans, Medina VF.W. and the American Legion, where he served as Past Commander, Treasurer and Boy’s State Chairman. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by three children, Regina (Bernard) Mahnke of Rochester, Gloria Stefaniak of Dallas, Texas, and Mark (Margaret) Stefaniak of Garland, Texas; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Anthony Stefaniak and Lottie Stefaniak, both of Medina; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by an infant daughter, Barbara; a son, Daniel J. Stefaniak; a brother, John Stefaniak; and three sisters, Helen Maier, Sophie Strickland and Josephine Grabowski.

Relatives and friends may call on Tue., May 30 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wed., May 31 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, West Avenue, Medina, with the Pastor, Rev. Daniel J. Fawls celebrating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, with military honors accorded by members of Lincoln Post#1483, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion.

Memorials may be made in Stanley’s name to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring KY 41076. Please sign the online register book at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 22 2017
Aaron Jacob Beaumont

Aaron Beaumont

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Aaron Jacob Beaumont, 44, of Spindale, N.C., formerly of Albion, passed away on May 18, 2017 at his home.

Aaron was the son of Gary and Faye Bliss Beaumont. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Trevor Beaumont; daughter, Carrie Beaumont; siblings, Jesse (Lucia) Beaumont of Gaffney, S.C., Christopher (Patricia) Beaumont of Clayton, N.C., Renee (Will) Barney  of Erlanger, Ky., Mason (Julie) Beaumont of Huntersville, N.C., Alex (Stephanie) Beaumont of Rutherfordton, N.C., Nathaniel (Dana) Beaumont of Forest City, N.C., and Emily (fiancé Jason Lail) Beaumont of Rutherfordton; and 26 nieces and nephews.

Aaron enjoyed bowling, music, and art projects. He also enjoyed working with animals at Off Broadway Kennel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City NC 28043. Services were held at 5 p.m. on Sun., May 21 at Crowe’s Mortuary and Crematory. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Military honors were provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com.


 

Posted May 22 2017
Gerald William Rush

Gerald Rush

Gerald William “Jerry” Rush, 75, of Valdosta, Ga., formerly of Waterport, passed away Mon., May 15, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 16, 1942 in Albion to the late Harold and Lefa Brigden Rush.

Jerry was a devoted husband and father figure to his loving family. He loved to play golf and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Ana; three children; one grandson; sister, Marlene (Larry) Hughson; and two nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Keith.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans. Mr. Rush’s family is being cared for by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services/Azalea Crematory of Valdosta.


 

Posted May 17 2017
Kasmier R. “Mike” Szulis

Kasmier Mike Szulis

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Mr. Kasmier R. “Mike” Szulis, of Medina, passed away on May 15, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Szulis was born in Kent on Sept. 6, 1926, a son of the late Thomas and Frances (Slezewski) Szulis. A U.S. Army veteran, he served from 1944 to 1946. On Oct. 12, 1946, he married the former Beatrice E. Whitney.

Mr. Szulis was employed as a truck driver by Lapp Express Company for many years and ended his career with Speed Motor Freight. He was a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He was a communicant at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, member and Past Grand Knight of Medina Council #651, Knights of Columbus, and a member of St. Joan of Arc of Orleans Assembly, Fourth Degree. Active with the cub scouts and Boy Scouts of America, Mike was a cub scout and boy scout leader with Troop 32. He was a charter member of Apple Pushers, a member of the National Campers & Hikers Association, a member of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion, and a volunteer with the Orleans County Joint Veterans Council Medical Van Service. He also enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include two children, Mike (Judy) Szulis and Dawn (Robin) Root; five grandchildren, Michelle and Raymond Szulis, Renee (Todd) McQuillen, Jennifer (Chad) Forrest and Adam Root; four great-grandchildren, Pierson and Emma McQuillen, and Calista and G. Wyatt Forrest; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Bea, on July 7, 2011.

Friends may call on Thu., May 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where prayers will be offered at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church at 11 a.m., celebrated by The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls. Military honors will be accorded at graveside at St. Mary’s Cemetery by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orleans County Joint Veterans Council Medical Van Service, 13996 Route 31 W., Albion NY 14411. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 16 2017
Lawrence Joy

Lawrence Joy

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LYNDONVILLE – Lawrence “Larry” Joy, 79, passed away peacefully at his cherished home on May 14, 2017.

Larry was born in Medina on Feb. 17, 1938. He was the son of the late Laverne and Myrtle (Allen) Joy. Larry was proud to be the descendent of some of the first residents of Lyndonville, the town in which he grew up, raised his family, and lived out his retired years. Larry married his wife, Norma (Tinkous), on Sept. 5, 1964. Together they raised three sons, Dan, Darryl and Dana.

Larry took much pride in his children and was a devoted family man. He worked 32 years at General Motors in Rochester in order to provide for his family. Larry was also an Army veteran who spent a part of his service in Okinawa as a decoder for the intelligence department. In his younger years, Larry coached little league and Babe Ruth baseball and drove dirt track race cars. Larry also enjoyed reading, watching sports, listening to oldies, playing cards, spoiling his dogs, and relaxing at the property that he called his home most of his life. Most of all, he valued family, both immediate and extended, and enjoyed visiting at family reunions or just dropping by to have coffee.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Gordon and Allen Joy; nephews, Michael and Timothy Joy; and brother-in-law, Howard Tinkous.

He is survived by his wife, Norma; sons, Dan, Darryl (Colleen), and Dana (Patricia); grandchildren, Alyssa and Dylan Joy; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Schossig and her son Ian; sister, Carol Jean Richard; sister-in-law, Bonnie Joy; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Shirley) Tinkous and Alan (Vicky) Tinkous; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Friends may call on Sat., May 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. following visitation. Pastor Dave Stockwell will officiate. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by members of Lincoln Post #1483, VFW and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion at 4:30 p.m. Interment will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Yates Community Library or the Lyndonville Volunteer Fire Company. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 15 2017
Matthew M. Rocco Sr.

Matthew Rocco

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HOLLEY – Matthew M. Rocco Sr., 80, died May 14, 2017 at Highland Hospital. He was born Dec. 2, 1936 in Albion to Michael and Alice (Jaworski) Rocco and lived in this area all of his life.

He was a United States Marine Corps veteran, a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, and a retiree from Eastman Kodak. Matthew enjoyed hunting, trapping, playing bingo, and going to the casino.

Mr. Rocco was predeceased by his wife, Janet, in 1993; his son, Matthew Jr.; brothers, Donald and Richard; and a sister, Sandy. He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Jeffrey) Herman of Lyndonville; his granddaughter, Shae-Lynn Herman; as well as several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to Matthew’s Mass of Christian Burial on Fri., May 26 at St. Mary’s Church, Holley, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization or charity of your choice. Matthew’s family has entrusted his arrangements to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley. To share a special memory of Matthew, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 15 2017
William E. Bailey

William Bailey

Mr. William E. “Bill” Bailey, of Medina, passed away on May 12, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born in Batavia on Christmas Eve 1965, a son of David and Peggy Lou (Moore) Kams. He attended Medina schools and was employed by Scott Paint Company in Sarasota, Fla. as a supervisor. He enjoyed working on his computer.

Survivors include his parents, David and Peggy Kams; his sister, Christine (Gary) Scholes; two brothers, Raymond and Thomas Bailey; nieces and nephews, Emily Kams, Aric Bailey, Randi Scholes and Brandon (Stephanie) Scholes; aunts and uncles, Dorothy (Larry) Stockwell, Debra Whiting, David (Connie) Moore, William “Butch” Moore, Bud (Garnet) Moore and the late Richard Moore.

Services will be private. Memorials may be made to Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 660, Rochester NY 14642.

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


 

Posted May 14 2017
Phyllis J. Pitcher

Phyllis PitcherMEDINA – Mrs. Phyllis J. Pitcher, 85, of Medina, passed away on May 11, 2017 at the Martin Linsin Residence. Mrs. Pitcher was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Sept. 25, 1931, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Heinz) Sayes.

On Oct. 21, 1951, she married Frank L. Pitcher. Phyllis was a longtime Medina resident. She was employed by O’Connor’s Toy Store, G.C. Murphy Company and Fisher-Price. Mrs. Pitcher enjoyed gardening, shopping, spending time on the beach, and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially Madison Banker and Alyson Snow.

Survivors include Frank, her husband of nearly 66 years; two children, Linda (late Charles W. Jr.) Moore and Richard (Linda) Pitcher; six grandchildren, Christina E. (Michelle Wiseman) Nenni, Laurie (Christopher) Banker, Nicole (Scott Roberts) Poler, Richard (Stace) Pitcher Jr., Brian (Melinda) Pitcher, and Sara (Andrew) Szatkowski; several great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Barbara Rowles and family of Niagara Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thu., May 18 from 2 to 4 and  7 to 9 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral service will be held on Fri., May 19 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Boxwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, POB 489, Albion NY 14411-0489. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 13 2017
Ida M. Kane

MEDINA — Mrs. Ida M. Kane, of Medina, passed away on May 10, 2017 at Medina Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Kane was born in the Town of Royalton on Dec. 30, 1921, a daughter of the late John W. and Ida E. (Mittlestadt) Raduns.

She was employed by Harrison Radiator Division of GMC from 1954 to 1957, and on July 27, 1957 she married Wilbur F. Kane. Mrs. Kane was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville. She enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.

Mr. and Mrs. Kane resided in Knowlesville for 43 years before she moved to Medina in 1995. Survivors include her daughter, Debra Kane of Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces and nephews, including Betty Munson of Middleport, James Raduns of Lyndonville, and Diane Johnson of Lockport; and a very good friend, Shirley (Rev. Donald) Willman of Akron.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur, in 1983; her granddaughter, Shelby Lyn Miller; four sisters, Louise Raduns, Irene Lindke, Mildred Weeks and Helen Huerta; and three brothers, Walter, Homer and Robert Raduns.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Wed., May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Craig S. Rhodenizer will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 6369 Wolcottsville Road, Akron NY 14001. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 13 2017
John C. Fitch

John FitchHOLLEY – John C. Fitch, 77, died May 13, 2017 at his home following a brief illness and while under hospice care. He was born July 28, 1939 in Kentucky to Andy and Julie Fitch and lived in this area for over 50 years.

John worked for over 36 years at the Flour City Tissue Mill. He enjoyed many hobbies, but some of his favorites were hunting, gardening, fishing, and going to the casino.

Mr. Fitch was predeceased by a daughter, April; brothers, Taylor, Gordon and Brush; and a sister, Pearl.

He is survived by his spouse of 13 years, Alice Jett; his children, Jeffery (Mary) Fitch of Rochester, Keith (Ruby) Fitch of Kentucky, Jolena (Kenneth) Hale of Kentucky, Crystal (Scott) Marks of Albion, and Abby Fitch of Holley; his brothers, Jess (Berneda) Fitch of Ohio and Virgil Fitch of South Carolina; his sister, Rose (Bill) Blackburn of Ohio; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Wed., May 17  from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where John’s funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. following visitation. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Brockport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of John, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 12 2017
Steven J. Brewer

Steven Brewer

Steven J. Brewer, 21, of Lockport, formerly of Lyndonville, died unexpectedly on Wed., May 10, 2017. Born on Oct. 27, 1995 in Buffalo, he was the son of Les (Theresa) Brewer of Lockport and Lisa (Michael Gaddis) Brewer of Lyndonville.

Steven graduated from Lyndonville High School in 2014. He attended Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received a degree in certified welding, and then moved to Lockport. Steven was employed at Greenview Landscaping of Clarence, N.Y. He enjoyed drawing, cooking, and being outdoors, where he loved to ride his four-wheeler.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Les and Josephine Brewer of Lockport; maternal grandparents, Frank and Brenda Kozlowsky and William (Pam) Dunn, all of Hilton; a brother, William Nemi; a sister, Chassity (Fred Strong) Rising of Lockport; a niece, Lilianna; a nephew, Carter; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call on Wed., May 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road (Route 104), Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will held at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel A. Thurber officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please share condolences or light a candle in Steven’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 12 2017
John Murray Leigh

John Leigh

John Murray Leigh, 59, died unexpectedly May 10, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center of Batavia. He was born June 17, 1957 to Eugene and Beverly (Murray) Leigh and lived in the Albion area all of his life.

John received his high school diploma from Albion Central School in 1978 at the age of 21, and he was employed through The Arc of Genesee Orleans for many years. He often enjoyed telling people he was now “semi-retired.” John was a member of Gaines-Carlton Community Church, where he proudly served as Head Usher. He liked doing word search puzzles, and he thoroughly enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Mr. Leigh was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Leigh; and brothers-in-law, Lee Minier and David Hatch.

He is survived by his father, Eugene Leigh; his sisters, Valerie Hatch of Texas and Meredith Minier of Albion; nieces, Coleen (David) Quarles and Marissa (Patrick) Olles; nephew, Garrett (Rachael) Hatch; aunts, Patricia (Hank) Hellert and Anna Murray; as well as several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend John’s Celebration of Life on Sat., June 10 at Gaines-Carlton Community Church, 14585 Ridge Road, Albion, beginning at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaines-Carlton Community Church, P.O. Box 431, Albion NY 14411; or to The Arc of Genesee Orleans, 64 Walnut St., Batavia NY 14020. John’s family has entrusted his arrangements to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of John, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 11 2017
Eugene S. Haines

Eugene Haines

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ALBION/WATERPORT – Eugene S. Haines died unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

A gathering of family and friends to share stories and memories of Gene will be held Sun., June 4, immediately following the pancake breakfast at 12 p.m., at the Pine Hill Airport, 4906 Pine Hill Road, Albion.

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.

Arrangements were entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.


 

Posted May 11 2017
Linda L. Coon

Linda Coon

Linda L. Coon, 71, of Medina, entered into rest on Wed., May 10, 2017 at her home.

Born on Dec. 28, 1945 in Medina, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Margaret M. (LaMachia) Loiacono.

Linda was a lifelong resident of Medina. At one time, she worked for the former Tele-Service of Medina, and she was employed for 10 years at Fisher-Price. She loved spending time with family and was an avid euchre player. Linda was a former member of the Sacred Heart Club, Medina Moose Club, Junior Wilson Sportsmen’s Club and American Legion, and she was an active member of the Medina V.F.W.

She is survived by her three children, Robert (Robyn Fearby) Coon Jr. of Gasport, Ronald (Ann) Coon Sr. of Lyndonville, and Robin (Kevin Simonian) Coon of Lockport; grandchildren, Nicole and Joel Dent, Ronnie Coon Jr., John and Kim Coon, Ace and Becky Strickland, and Alyssa Beyer; four great-grandchildren, Collin and Kiera Dent, Ava Strickland, and Jade Coon; a sister, Janet (Ken) Blount of Middleport; a great-aunt, Verna Iorio of Medina; a good friend, Robert Coon Sr. of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.

Linda is predeceased by her companion, Forest “Gator” Harp.

Relatives and friends may call on Wed., May 17 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. with the Rev. Jerold Grimes officiating. Burial will be at Bates Road Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Linda’s name to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Please light a candle in Linda’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 10 2017
Scott Martene Crowner

Scott Crowner

Scott Martene Crowner, 54, joined his mother and the Lord in Heaven on May 2, 2017 after a lengthy illness in Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Formerly of Medina, Scott was born Oct. 4, 1962 in Warsaw, N.Y. Though born and raised in Western New York, he had lived in Sylva, N.C. for many years prior to his passing.

Scott was predeceased by his parents, Bruce Martene Crowner and Barbara Jean (Hawley) Crowner.

He is survived by his children, Shawnna (Thomas) Smathers of Sylva, Meagan (Jarrod) Miller of Ft. Sill, Okla., and Justin and Scotty, both of Sylva; four grandchildren, Shaylee Smathers and Austin, Alayna and Addison Miller; siblings, Darlene (Richard) Coleman of Albion, Steve (Shelley) Drake of Victor, N.Y., and Debra Updegraph of Sylva; one niece and several nephews.

Scott was a loving father who, despite his disability of being blind, raised his four children. His girls may have had lopsided pigtails, and his boys may have worn mismatched shoes at times as toddlers, but he never let his disability hinder his efforts. Scott was also a loving grandfather whose favorite thing to do with his grandkids was to watch Christmas cartoons, year-round. His children loved him unconditionally.

Scott enjoyed listening to his Bible and other books on tape, and spending time with his family visiting and telling stories of his past. When asked what his favorite thing to do was, he would say, “I have the coolest kids and I just like hanging out with them.” He had a keen sense of humor and loved playing pranks on friends and family. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and CHRISTMAS. Before Scott lost his sight, he loved riding his motorcycle, shooting pool and taking long walks.

Scott was loved far and wide by many, and his story reached and touched the hearts of those he loved, as well as those he had never met, regardless of distance or time. His friends were considered by him to be family, and were equally as important to him. One of his favorite pastimes was visiting with his lifelong friends and reminiscing about the good old days.

Other than being a father, Scott felt his most important role was sharing his love for God and a message of faith and hope. It was well known that Scott made sure to offer up prayers daily for not only family and friends, but also for those in need who he had never met.

We miss our dad very much, but his presence is always with us, even though he is now basking in the glory of Heaven with his mom, our grandma. We take comfort in the knowledge that he can now see her face as his sight has been restored.

A private memorial will be held at home in North Carolina, with another memorial held in his home town in New York later this fall. In lieu of flowers, dad would be pleased to know that donations were made to his church back home, Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God in Medina (attention: Calvary Cupboard).


 

Posted May 08 2017
Michael Peter Slack

Michael Slack

Michael Peter Slack, 67, of Medina, passed away on Sat., May 6, 2017 at his home.

Born on July 9, 1949 in Medina, he was the son of the late C. Ronald and Eileen (Condon) Slack.

Michael attended Medina High School and Notre Dame University, graduating in 1971. At one time, he was employed with Crossroads Abstract in Albion. He was a lifelong resident of Lakeside in Waterport, where he grew up and enjoyed spending most of his time.

Michael had a sharp wit with a good sense of humor. He loved to read and loved his children dearly.

He is survived by his two children, Michael A. Slack of Rochester, and Charles (fiancé Riley Wathen) Slack of San Francisco; his two sisters, Mary Ann Walker of New Jersey, and Peggy (fiancé Louise Licata) Slack Crowley of Medina; a brother, Charles (Susan) Slack of Medina; several nieces and nephews, including John, Neil, Peter, Maureen, Eileen and William Meehan, Patrick and Tracey McGrath, Megan Butler, and Aaron, Marty and Brian Slack; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Sat., May 13 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls officiating. Burial will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Michael’s name to the family, c/o Michael A. Slack, 22 Townline Road, Bergen NY 14416; or to a charity of one’s choice. Please light a candle in Michael’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 08 2017
Amy Sue Knight

Amy Knight

Amy Sue Knight, 55, of Penfield, passed away on April 14, 2017.

She is survived by her father, Norman (Betty) Knight; mother, Nancy Crocker; brother, Todd (Mary) Knight; nephew, T. J Knight; niece, Starlyt Knight; great-niece, Aubrianna Knight; stepbrothers, Edward (Sherry) Tipton and Steve (Gail) Tipton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by the caring staff and friends at Woodside Group Home.

A service was held in Batavia.


 

Posted May 08 2017
Helen K. Egloff

Helen Egloff

ALBION – Helen K. Egloff, 80, formerly of Lime Kiln Road, died Nov. 24, 2016 at The Villages of Orleans following a long illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1936 in Butler, N.Y. to Raymond and Mary (Mylan) Kress and had lived in this area since 1961.

Helen attended the Albion Free Methodist Church, where she participated in the Bible Study Group. As an artist, Helen enjoyed drawing and sketching. She also enjoyed crocheting and was an avid card player. She will be remembered as a very faith-oriented person.

Mrs. Egloff was predeceased by her daughter, Teresa Kodiak; sister-in-law, Mary Driesel; and brother-in-law, Alexander Egloff.

She is survived by her husband, Edward; her children, Rose Egloff of Rome, N.Y., Edward (Sarah) Egloff of Loveland, Colo., John Egloff of Albion, Alex (Mary) Egloff of Barre, Mary Ann (Patrick) Lewis of Tennessee, Benjamin Egloff of Albion, and Margaret (Matt) Liebert of Illinois; grandchildren, Robert Egloff, Allison Vogan, Ashley Lewis, Seth Lewis and Keith Liebert; great-grandchildren, Karmen Vogan, Annmarie Vogan and Catrina Vogan; brother, Joseph (Ellie) Kress; sister, Ruth Klaver; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There are no prior calling hours. Helen’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish on Sat., May 13 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery in Spencerport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Helen, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 05 2017
Margaret Annette Bettinger

Margaret Annette “Neppie” Bettinger, of Lyndonville, passed away on Dec. 14, 2016 at Medina Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility at the age of 96.

Neppie was born Dec. 29, 1919, the daughter of Lawrence and Sarah (Potts) Bettinger. She graduated from Sandy Creek High School in 1938 and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College in 1943, followed by a master’s degree in education in 1954 from the University of Buffalo.

Neppie is survived by her nieces, Nancy (Bill) Bennett of Sandy Creek, and Carol (Vern) Gilmour of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; nephews, Wil (Judy) Bettinger of Wilmington, Del., and Ron (Karen) Bettinger of Ogdensburg and Jensen Beach, Fla.; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may attend a funeral service on Sat., May 13 at 11 a.m. at Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Burial will take place on Tue., May 16 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sandy Creek.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle in Nip’s name at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 04 2017
Mark M. Bradley

Mark Bradley

Mark M. Bradley, 82, passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family, at his daughter’s home in Wilmington, N.C., on April 9, 2017.

Mark touched the lives of countless students and families in the 35 years he lovingly taught string music. In 1966, he founded the orchestral music program in the Canandaigua School District. During retirement, he was an active piano tuner in schools, churches and the community. He shared his love of music in many ways: as a founding member of his beloved Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, a 50 year member of his church choir, playing bass and trombone in many groups, and teaching at the Bristol Hills Music Camp.

His first love, however, was his family. He and his wife, Joyce, traveled the world to be with their children and wonderful grandchildren, who always had a project for “Papa.” Also, adding great meaning and fun to his life, was a rare group of men who shared their lives, talents, fellowship and golf games.

Mark graduated from Albion High School and Ithaca College, and he received a master’s degree from SUNY Potsdam. After serving in the 3rd Army Band, he began his teaching career in Medina and Middleport.

He was predeceased by his parents, Walter T. and Ruth Elder Bradley; and his siblings, John, William and Barbara Bradley.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce (Parsons) Bradley; children, Heather (David) McCullough, Stephen Bradley and Kristen (Thomas) Blauvelt; grandchildren, Kaia, Mitchell (Kati) and Caleb McCullough, Olivia and Jacob Bradley, and Grace and Hannah Blauvelt; and many special nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Bradley Music Scholarship at Canandaigua Academy, The Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, or the First United Methodist Church of Canandaigua.

Friends may call on Fri., May 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. A memorial service will be held Sat., May 13 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.


 

Posted May 02 2017
William S. Rivera Sr.

William Rivera

William S. Rivera Sr., 82, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Sat., April 29, 2017 at Eastern Niagara Hospital. Born on March 24, 1935 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Fernando Rivera and Ramona Santiago ”Moncha.”

William arrived in the Medina area in 1953 and worked various jobs until 1965, when he joined Whiting Door Co. of Akron. He was a devoted employee for 32 years, retiring in 1997. He attended Holy Trinity Parish/ St. Mary’s Church, and in his earlier years he enjoyed fishing, building puzzles in his easy chair, and visiting his family in Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Lidia Flores Rivera; children, William Rivera Jr. of Medina, Roberto (Santa) Torres of Buffalo, Iris Torres of Orocovis, Puerto Rico, and Zoriada Rosado of New York City; several grandchildren, including Christina and Angelita Rivera and Micheal Angelo Torres; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by three brothers, Nico, Tonin and Isreal Rivera; and his brother-in-law, Pablo Lugo.

Relatives and friends may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Fri., May 5 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/ St. Mary’s Church, West Avenue, Medina.

Memorials may be made in William’s name to Mrs. Lidia Rivera, P.O.Box 243, Medina NY 14103.

The family would like to thank the Whiting Rollup Door family.

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


 

Posted May 02 2017
Edward N. Alger

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ALBION – Edward N. Alger, 85, died May 2, 2017 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. He was born Dec. 17, 1931 in Lackawanna, N.Y. to the late Floyd Howell and Gladys Wells.

Ed was a member of the AFL-CIO United Steelworkers union. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954 in the Quartermaster Corps in Alaska.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, in 2002; and his siblings, Ronald Howell, Floyd Howell, Gerald Howell, Arnold Howell, Michael Barbario, and Carol Haskins.

Ed is survived by his sons, Richard (Paula) Alger and John Alger; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, David Howell, Leonard (Faye) Howell, Vivian Howell, Richard Howell, Shirlee (Jay) Mills, and Dolly Deigle; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Sat., May 13 at 1 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery, at the corner of South Holley Road and Route 237 in Holley. Memorial contributions in Ed’s name may be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852.

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


 

Posted May 01 2017
John Raymond Craddock

John Craddock

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John Raymond Craddock, 77, went home to his Lord and Savior on April 20, 2017 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Born and raised in Albion, John – known to family and friends as “Papa John” – was a gentleman and a patriot, as well as a beloved husband, father and friend.

John graduated from Albion High School in 1957. He earned a civil engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, N.Y. on a U.S. Navy ROTC scholarship, and he went on to become an aviator in the Navy. He retired after 21 years of service to our nation throughout the world. Following his Navy career, John worked in marketing and construction in Jacksonville. He was an active member of the American Legion, the Naval Aviator’s Association, and the Jacksonville Water & Sewer Expansion Authority, for which he served as Vice Chairman. He enjoyed music, fishing and boating, and he was active in St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.

John is predeceased by his parents, Doris Boyce Craddock and Raymond Lewis Craddock of Albion. He is survived by his brother, Thomas Boyce (Shirley) Craddock, 79, of Columbus, Ga.; his loving wife of 53 years, Jennelle Daspit Craddock; his children, John Anthony (Megan) Craddock of Denver, and Jeanne-Marie Craddock Miller of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Margaret Yali Miller, Sarah Marie Miller, Benjamin Craddock and Caroline Rose Craddock; and by a wide circle of friends. He will be dearly missed.

A visitation took place at St. Matthew’s Church, 1773 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32210, on Thu., April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Matthew’s at 11 a.m. on Fri., April 28, followed by interment at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with full United States Navy Honors.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hardage Giddens, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville FL 32205. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Bishop Kenny High School in Memory of John R. Craddock.


 

Posted April 30 2017
Mary Salvatore

Mary SalvatoreKENDALL – Mary Salvatore, 100, of Kendall, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2017. She was born on May 16, 1916, a daughter of the late Mary and Louie Bruno.

She was the beloved mother of Carolyn, Armand and the late Cynthia Salvatore; sister of Cindy Giancaterin; predeceased by three brothers and one sister. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mary was a member of TOPS in Kendall for many years, and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s and St. Mark’s Parish.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tue., May 2 at St. Mary’s Church, 13 S. Main St., Holley. If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s and St. Mark’s Parish, 13 S. Main St., Holley NY 14470. Please share condolences at www.merrillgrinnell.com.