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Posted September 24 2021
Chris L. Amsdill

LYNDONVILLE – Chris L. “Papa Smurf” Amsdill, 58, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his home. Born on May 21, 1963 in Medina, he was the son of the late Gordon H. and Cecelia G. Gozdowiak.

Chris grew up and worked on the Amsdill family farm and will be remembered as a hard worker, working from sunup to sundown.  Chris was a former member of the FFA and a current member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, but most of all, Chris enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and neighbors.

Chris is survived by his wife, Susan M. Durow-Amsdill; children, Jonathan (Rebecca White) Amsdill and Donald (Stephanie) Durow; siblings, Ann (Kenneth) Nice of Knowlesville, Joan Prahler of Medina and Catharine (Timothy) Beiersdof of Lyndonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Chris is predeceased by a brother, Gordon H. Amsdill Jr.

There are no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Chris’s name to the Lyndonville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 150, Lyndonville, NY 14098.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098.

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Posted September 24 2021
Donald Seitz Hale

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Donald Seitz Hale, 44, of Medina, New York entered into rest on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Club, 189 N. Grave Rd., Medina, NY 14103.

Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.

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Posted September 24 2021
Ann Scharping Rohland

Ann Scharping Rohland, 89, of Holley passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2021 in Elderwood of Brockport with her daughters by her side. 

Ann graduated from Holley High School and attended Rochester Business Institute and retired from SUNY Brockport. She was a past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Jewell Buckman American Legion Auxiliary, was an expert knitter and seamstress and loved doing crossword puzzles. Ann was a diehard Buffalo Bills, NY Yankees and Syracuse Basketball fan and loved her family. She was a strong woman who wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion and truly enjoyed hosting large family dinners and holidays. 

She was predeceased by her parents: Vernon and Catharine (Hurd) Scharping; husband, Ronald Rohland, whom she was married to for 56 year; and brother, Richard Scharping. 

She is survived by her daughters: Pamela Geraci and Roxann (Bob) Taylor; brother, James Scharping; grandchildren: Arica (Dave) Morrill, William “Billy” Herring, Allison (Mike) Rhodes, Ashley Taylor and Robby (Erin) Taylor; great-grandchildren: Alexandra and Jessica Morrill, Madisyn, Hudson and Elodie Taylor; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 There will be no calling hours. Ann’s services will be held privately at a later date in Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd. #1446, Princeton, NJ 08540. 

Ann’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley. To share a special memory of Ann, please visit:


Posted September 24 2021
John S. Kettle

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John S. Kettle (September 18, 1946- September 21, 2021) died as he lived, surrounded by family and love. He was 75 years old.

John is predeceased by his parents, J. Sprague and Martha (Rathbun) Kettle and his sister, Marlene K. Weyand.

John is survived by his partner in life and in golf, Cheryl Leadbeter; daughters: Stephanie (Luke) Emerson and Laurie (Michael) Kettle-Rivera; his five most favorite people in the world, grandchildren: Jack, Sam, Jayson, Will and Kayley; brother, Ronald (Earlene) Kettle; sister, Geraldine A. Brown, and several nieces and nephews.

John proudly served in the U.S. Army and the Vietnam War as a Communications Sergeant with the Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry. He was a lifelong member of the Albion Elks Lodge and the American Legion.

John’s professional career focused on business administration through the roles of President, Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer of several banking institutions including Dime Banking and Loan, Anchor Savings Bank, Albion Federal, First Niagara, and Fairport Savings Bank. He retired from Thaney and Associates in 2016. John’s proudest professional moment was building a mortgage servicing center in Albion which brought hundreds of jobs to the area where he grew up and lived.

John was a lifetime sports lover, and faithfully rooted for the St. Louis Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, and Syracuse University Basketball. John was also an amazing athlete in his own right; he had eight holes in one throughout his life as a golfer, and was recognized by the American Bowling Congress for a perfect 300 game and 801 series.

As we remember John, we remember he was always the life of the party, and the consummate master of ceremonies. To know him was to love him, and every person he met can tell you a hysterical story about John. His sense of humor and love of life will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be held on Wed., Sept. 29, 2021 from 2-5 p.m. at Keenan’s Funeral Home in Fairport, NY. Private family burial will be held at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to UR Medicine Hospice and the PAN Foundation for glioblastoma support.


Posted September 23 2021
Bernadette “Penny” Margis

Bernadette “Penny” Margis , 70, of Clarendon passed away Sept. 22, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital following a long illness.  She was born Aug. 31, 1951 in Rochester, NY the daughter of the late Raymond and Loretta (Kelly) Wilson Sr.  

Penny was a past member of the Clarendon Fire Co. Support Unit and a former employee of Eastman Kodak Co. She enjoyed camping, going to the races at Watkins Glenn Speedway and NASCAR.  She loved all animals and sitting on the back porch watching the birds, especially Blue Jays and Yellow Finches. 

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert; daughter, Tiffany (Mike Wilson) Surowy; grandson, Kyle Surowy; aunt Rosemary Mintz and cousin, Cheryl Barcomb; also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Wilson Jr. and sister, Sharon Fustaino. 

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, on Sun., Sept. 26, from 12-2 p.m. followed by her funeral service at 2 p.m.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clarendon Fire Co., P.O. Box 136, Clarendon, NY 14429; or Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd. Fairport, NY 14450 or  

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Posted September 22 2021
Roy Robertson

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Join the family of Roy Robertson, “Emmerson,” for a Pizza Party on Fri., Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion, located below the Holley Post Office in Holley N.Y.

In addition, the family of Roy Robertson would like to also invite relatives and friends to honor Roy and host a celebration of his life on Sat., Oct. 9 from 12-7 p.m. at the Hamlin Beach State Park, Area 4, Lodge 5. Food will be provided.

Hope to see you there.


Posted September 22 2021
Andrea L Kujawa

Andrea L Kujawa, 36, of Medina passed away on Wed., July 28, 2021 at Unity Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a short and sudden illness.

Andrea was born in Medina on April 16, 1985, the only child of Claudia and James Kujawa.  Andrea graduated from Medina High School Class of 2003, where she was a member of James Perry Craft School of Math and Sciences, The National Honor Society and the high school swim team.

After completing studies at The University of Pittsburgh, Andrea returned to Medina where she traded on the internet until 2014, which gave her time to care for her mother who was battling cancer.

Survivors include: her uncle Robert (Susan) Kujawa of Florida, several cousins in Florida, Albion and Medina, including Joseph (Barbara) Kujawa.

Memorials may be made to any animal care facility in Andrea’s name.

There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 2, 2021at the Millville Cemetery, Medina. Andrea will be buried alongside her mother at the Britt family plot.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103.

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Posted September 22 2021
Colon L. Tower

American flagColon L. Tower, 84, of Rochester, NY passed away Sept. 13, 2021. Colon is predeceased by his parents Norma and Merrel; and brothers: Carl, Paul, and Norman.

He is survived by partner, Jennifer S. LaBounty; children: Craig (Carol), Patti, Martin, Timothy (Keri), Monique (Dave), Daniel (Dona); grandchildren: Theodore (Nikita), Sido, Brooke (Chad), Vinnie, Mika, and Kaitlyn; siblings: Edwin, Ruby, Ruth, Betty (Dick) Danny, Bonnie (Bob), David (Ann), Amy (Mick), Dora; many cousins nieces and nephews.

Colon enjoyed gardening, travel, reading. car racing (SCCA), hydroplane racing (APBA), sailboat racing (GYC), ice boat racing (International DN Yacht Club Racing Assoc.), Royal Yachting Assoc., receiving his Yacht Masters Certification. His education includes RBI, RIT, Roberts Wesleyan, and Syracuse University.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. Colon’s visitation will be held on Fri., Oct. 1, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with his service at 12 p.m. at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626, followed by graveside service and military honors at Riverside Cemetery, 2650 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14612. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Colon to the Unity Hospital Annual Fund, C/O Rochester Regional Health Foundations, 330 Monroe Ave. Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14607 or online by visiting


Posted September 22 2021
Bryan G. “Duke” Wheatley

Bryan G. “Duke” Wheatley, 61, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Mon., Sept. 20, 2021 at his home.

Born on Aug. 28, 1960 in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Wilfred G. and Jane (Brazzell) Wheatley.

Bryan graduated from Medina High School in 1979 and was employed with Bells Supermarket. On July 20, 1985, he married the former Lisa Cornelius and together they raised two daughters. Bryan worked various jobs including the Arc of Orleans, Sigma International, Trek Inc. and lastly as a custodian for Medina Schools.  Bryan was proud and active 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus #651, a member of the Medina American Legion and Junior Wilson Sportsman Club. He was an avid fan of all sports and was a diehard Dallas Cowboy, Buffalo Sabres and NY Yankees fan. Most of all, Bryan enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lisa Wheatley; daughters: Jaclyn (Dustin Roulier) Wheatley and Brooke (Nic) Vagg; grandchildren: Ruby Roulier and Greyson Vagg; brothers-in-law: Bill Cornelius and Mark (Joanne) Hopkins. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephew and his furry companion, Shrek.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bryan’s name to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023;; American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; or the Kidney Foundation of WNY, 4444 Bryant and Stratton Way, Williamsville, NY 14221.

Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 25, 2021 at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Funeral service and burial will be private for the family.

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Posted September 21 2021
Joseph A. Szalay Jr.

Joseph A. Szalay Jr., 88, went home to be with the Lord on Sun., Sept. 19, 2021. Born March 22, 1933 in Buffalo, NY, the only child of Joseph A. Szalay and Agnes (Nussall) Szalay.

Joseph A. Szalay Jr. grew up on a farm. He graduated from Royalton Hartland Central School in 1950. Joseph married his wife the late Carol (Coon) Szalay in April 1955 and joined his father in operating a dairy farm in Gasport, then Middleport until 1973, at which time he sold out. He then went to work at CJ Perry John Deere dealer as a salesman until retirement and then part-time until their closing in 2001. Then he helped his son in the car business. Joseph was a musician, playing the accordion and Hammond organ for clubs and weddings for years. He founded the dance band “The Tune Dusters” having  performed at the Eagles Hall for 6 years straight. He purchased a place at the 1000 Islands where he loved to go and fish for many years. He was a member of the Eagles and past member and president of the Junior Wilsons in Medina, an avid card player and horseshoe thrower.

He was the husband of the late Carol J. Szalay, and the father of the late Patricia (Dan) Kelyman. Joseph is survived by 3 children: Pastor Joseph A. Szalay III (Cindy), Catherine (John) Zagmester and Mary Capper; grandchildren: Dan, Jason Kelyman of Fla., Melissa (Richard) Tidwell, Jennifer Szalay (William Stear), Cassandra (Josh) Liuzzi, Donna (Lisa) Bower, Donna (Rich) Favaloro, Mary Grace Zagmester, Nicholas Zagmester, Jamie Capper of Canada; 15 great-grandchildren; and dear companion, Theresa  Boyce.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. -12 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 24 at Community Fellowship Church, 3146 Johnson Creek Rd., Middleport with Pastor Joseph A. Szalay III conducting a memorial service at 12 p.m. followed with a dinner. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetary, Medina. Memorials and donations can be sent to Community Fellowship Church.

Arrangements where entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103.

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Posted September 21 2021
Terri L. Meiers

Terri L. Meiers, 61, of Albion passed away Sept. 20, 2021 following a long illness.  Terri was born Oct. 19, 1959 in Salem, NJ, the daughter of the late Thorley and Dorothy (Campbell) Halstead.  Terri had lived in this area since 2006 and for a short time worked at Walmart in Albion.  She was an active devoted member of Victory Baptist Church and participated in Civil War reenactments with her husband Roland.  Terri loved sewing but her true passion was spending time with her grandchildren.

Terri was predeceased by her son, Ronald Stephen Crabtree.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Roland; daughter, Kimberly “Beth” (Kyle) Hartford; grandchildren: Alexis, Peighton and Kymber; sister, Kimberly (Jim) Cosaaboom and brother, Kenny (Sherri) Halstead; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Terri’s memorial service will be held at the Victory Baptist Church, 3713 Clarendon Rd., Albion on Sat., Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.  Memorials may be made to OIF Foundation, P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4061.

Terri’s arrangements are in the care of Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion.

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Posted September 21 2021
Joan E. Hartway

Joan E. Hartway, 78 of Medina, entered into rest at her home on Sat., Sept. 18, 2021.

Born Oct. 29, 1942 in Medina, Joan was a daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Mauragis) Hartway. She was a graduate of Medina High School, class of 1960. She was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity RC Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina. Joan worked as a bookkeeper at Al Maroone Ford in Buffalo for many years. Earning a pilot’s license in her younger years, Joan had a passion for flying and enjoyed taking various flights with her nieces and nephews. She was an avid New York Yankees fan. Joan also had a love for Irish music and, having travelled to Ireland herself, enjoyed Irish pubs.

Joan was the beloved sister of: Charles (Bonnie) Hartway and Paul D. Hartway; cherished aunt of: Lisa (Timothy) Enderby, Jennifer (James) Bansbach, Charles J. (Darlene) Hartway, Bridgett DiCureia, Richard (Marie) Hartway, Emily (Lee) Winters, Kara Muscarella, Amanda (Eric) Hoban and Matthew Hartway; and great-aunt to several great-nieces and nephews.

A private graveside committal will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Medina at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at


Posted September 20 2021
Cynthia Kay Chikey

Cynthia Kay Chikey, 69, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sun., Sept. 19, 2021 at her home with her loving husband at her side.

Born on April 12, 1952 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Wentzel) Lofthouse.

Cynthia graduated from Gates-Chili High School in 1970 and on Sept. 9, 1978 she married Theodore J. Chikey II and together they raised three children. She was a devoted mother and housewife and enjoyed crafting with her children and granddaughter. Cynthia loved the outdoors and being out in the sun, especially while working in her garden. She also loved being by the water and vacationing in the Adirondacks.

Cynthia is survived by her husband of 43 years, Theodore J. Chikey II; children: Kati L. (Jeremy) Davis, Kelly L. Chikey and Nathaniel T. Chikey; and granddaughter, Savannah Davis.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside committal service at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 25, 2021 at the Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville, NY with the Rev. Lyell Drake officiating.

Arrangements where entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098.

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Posted September 20 2021
John M. Nowak

John M. Nowak, 73, of Lyndonville, NY, died Fri., Sept. 17, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born in 1948 in Silver Creek, NY, to Henry and Helen Nowak.

John graduated from SUNY Buffalo State College and taught Building Trades at Orleans-Niagara BOCES for 30 years. He was a hardworking man who typified love of “God, Family, Country.” His values were front and center at all times, and if you knew him, you got educated about his values – he meant every bit of it from his very core. Always an avid hunter and fisherman, John’s personality was larger than the great outdoors that he so dearly loved. He could entertain the smallest child with his silly stories and songs or could debate with the biggest man about world politics. Those who remain are better people for having known him.

Left to cherish his memory are: Jan, his wife of 37 years; children: Michael Nowak, Amy (Benjamin) Barry; Andrew (Ann) Bale; grandchildren: Bridget Barry (Dilon Cowell); Bryan Bale; Madison Bale; Jacob Barry (Abby MacNeal); Elizabeth Barry; Mason Bale; Carson Bale; great-granddaughter, Everlyn Bale; and sister, Lynette (Gregory) Arnold. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas Nowak and James Nowak.

The family will receive friends at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, on Fri., Oct. 15, 2021, from 12-2 p.m., followed by his memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel  Thurber officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Warrior House of WNY, 22 Mill St., Oakfield, NY 14125,

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Posted September 20 2021
Raymond E. Cook, Jr.

American flagRaymond E. Cook, Jr., 78, of Inverness, Fla. died Sept. 15, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital.  He was born, Sept. 27, 1942 in Medina, New York, son of Raymond and Pearl (Quintern) Cook.  Ray was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran serving from Jan. 28, 1960 thru Jan. 27, 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1966.

He worked for AC Rochester Products, a Division of General Motors in Rochester, NY as a Millwright for 30 years.  Ray served as a Councilman from 1974-1978 for the Town of Shelby and was a Legislator from 1979 -1985 for Orleans County.  Additionally, he was a YMCA board member and 1st Program Chairman in Medina, NY before moving to N. Chili, NY.  He retired in 1994 with a move to Inverness, Fla. and became a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Ray loved making birdhouses recently and enjoyed giving them away.  He also enjoyed tinkering in the garage.  He loved watching old cowboy movies and talking with people, especially Marine Corps Vets. Once a Marine always a Marine.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roger Cook who was killed in Vietnam on Jan. 15, 1967.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce (Hill) Cook of Inverness, Fla.; son, David of N. Chili, NY; daughter, Lori Rice of Fla.; grandchildren: Nathan and Nicole Rosenthal of NJ; sister, Sue King; brother, Robert (Marcia) Cook of Medina, NY.

A Celebration of Life will be held Mon., Sept. 27, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at VFW Post #1483, 216 E. Center St., Medina. Ray will be laid to rest at Millville Cemetery, Medina. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of one’s choice.


Posted September 20 2021
Richard H. Beam

CARLTON –  Richard H. Beam, ”JD-8850 collector.” A big man on big equipment with his dog Hmm.  He was 56. He left too soon with only a one finger wave. His wisdom and wit will be missed.

Richard was a great husband to Valerie Beam for 20 years; father to: Loren Nicole Beam, Lisa Murray Beam; stepfather to: Zachary Allen (Erin) Claus, Aaron Michael Claus, Jessica Morgan (Chris) Pasquale; grandfather to: Scarlett, Cheyanne, Theodore, Christopher, Aurora; brother to: Roger (Debbie DiBacco) Beam, Michael (Olena) Beam and an uncle to several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Joyce (Murray) Beam and his brother, Curtis Beam.

A celebration of his life will be held Sat., Sept. 25 from 4-6 p.m. on the farm. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 25 Circle St. Suite 102, Rochester, NY 14607.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.  To share a special memory of Richard, please visit:


Posted September 20 2021
Fay R. DeClerck

Fay R. DeClerck, 80, of Albion passed away Sept. 18, 2021, due from complications from COVID.  Fay was born May 2, 1941 in Troxelville, PA, a daughter of the late Clarence & Verna Maude (Thomas) Moyer.  Fay was a lifelong resident of Albion.  Fay was always working and never stopped.  She enjoyed lottery tickets, yard sales and picking out treasures in the trash.  Fay was always willing to help someone in need and loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the dogs. 

She was predeceased by 11 siblings.  Fay is survived by her children: Talisa (Michael) Chillari and Cary (Mary) DeClerck; grandchildren, Tara (Scott) Murch, Brittanie Declerck, Kimber DeClerck, Cary DeClerck Jr., Talina Puga, Christopher (Stephany) McAdoo, Nicholas McAdoo and Patrick (Brittany) Woodhams; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Moyer Jr. and several nieces and nephews. 

 The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, on Thu., Sept. 23, from 4-8 p.m.  Fay’s funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Fri., Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. followed by interment in Sandy Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: htt:// 

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Posted September 19 2021
Richard L. Sanderson

LYNDONVILLE – Richard L. Sanderson, 73, of Lyndonville passed from this life on Friday, September 17, 2021. Born on September 18, 1948 in Medina, he was the son of the late Hugh and Martha Sanderson.

Richard graduated from Lyndonville Central School in 1968 and on May 6, 1972, he married the former Susanne Dack and together they raised two children. Richard was a talented mechanic, having worked various jobs, including the former Medina Chrysler-Plymouth, Freeman Cycle Ranch, Crosby-Whipple, Lyndonville Canning Co. and lastly at Shelridge Country Club. Richard spent most of his free time tinkering on his latest projects, but was most passionate about spending time with his children and classic muscle cars. He was well known for his love of animals and rescued many cats in his lifetime.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Susanne and his children Gregory (Jessica) Sanderson and Jenny Sanderson. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Larry Sanderson.

Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4 to 7 pm at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 North Main Street, Lyndonville NY 14098. Funeral services and burial will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd, Albion, NY 14411.

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Posted September 19 2021
Teresa C. Champlin

MEDINA – Teresa C. Champlin (Campana) 90, entered her eternal life on Thursday, September 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born August 13, 1931 and was lifetime resident of Medina.

She was a graduate of Medina High School and was employed as a telephone operator and housewife. In 2005, she and her husband became summer residents of Lyndonville and were long-time snowbirds residing in Summerfield, Florida.

Teresa will be sadly missed by her husband of 67 years, Richard L. Champlin; her children, Paula L. Champlin and Wesley Hancock, John and Barb Champlin, JoAnne and Jeff Benthin, and Carol Ann Hammons and Karl Kerr; grandchildren, April Champlin and Rolondo McKinney, Brittany and Jaime Vona, Miranda Benthin and Jeff Thomas, Chelsea and Ramón Andino, Corey John Champlin and Krystal VeRost, and Jordan and Jocelyn Hammons; and a beloved niece, Marie Drennen.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Cornerstone Attn. Casa Bella Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, Florida 32162-3640. A memorial mass and graveside service will be held at a later date.


Posted September 16 2021
Joanne C. Bartash 

Joanne C. Bartash, 87, of Greece passed away on Sept. 13, 2021.

She is predeceased by her husband, Richard.

Joanne is survived by her children: Paul, Carol Anne (Bill) Pritchard, & Linda (Steve) Dawley; grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Lea, & Andrew Pritchard, Richie & Reagan Dawley; many nieces, nephews, & cousins.

The family will receive friends 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 27, 2021 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Ave. Her Graveside Service will follow visitation at Falls Cemetery, corner of Ridge Rd. & Latona Rd.

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