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Posted August 12 2020

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Posted August 12 2020
Michael D. Swift

Michael Swift

Michael D. “Swifty” Swift, 70, of Brockport, passed away after a long illness on Aug. 12, 2020. He was born July 9, 1950 in Brockport to the late Orville and Margaret (Blodgett) Swift.

Swifty loved to travel all over, oftentimes camping in the Adirondacks, or spending the month of July camping with family and friends and hosting a big party. He was an avid New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He worked for over 30 years at SUNY Brockport. Swifty enjoyed boxing, listening to music, and having a good party. His greatest love was spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Karen, in 2008; and his brother, Richard.

Swifty is survived by his children, Christopher (Chaley) Swift, Denise Swift, Jason Swift and Daniel Swift; grandchildren, Richard, Jared and James Swift, Joel and Jenna Ferrigno; siblings, Janet (Terry) Carey, Sheila (Don) Cox, Orville (Bernadette) Swift, and Elmer Swift; sister-in-law, Debby Swift; brother-in-law, Kevin Jennejohn; eight nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as many cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley NY 14470, on Tue., Aug. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Guests will be required to wear face masks when entering the funeral home.

A private service will take place at the convenience of the family. If you would like to watch the private service, please use this link. He will be laid to rest with his wife, Karen, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Brockport.

Memorial contributions in Swifty’s name may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411.

To share a special memory of Swifty, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 11 2020
Mason C. Shafer

Mason ShaferMason C. Shafer, 60, of Middleport, passed away Aug. 10, 2020. He was born in Medina, a son of Wilbur and the late Alice (Lembke) Shafer.

Mason was a graduate of Roy-Hart High School and was co-owner of Shafer’s Farm in Middleport.

He was predeceased by his mother, Alice Shafer.

Mason is survived by his children, Jamie Codjovi, Stacie (Charles) Jowdy and John (Jocelyn) Shafer; grandchildren, Jelani and Brielle Codjovi, Caleb and Alice Jowdy, and Carter Shafer; father, Wilbur (Carol) Shafer; siblings, Eric (Christine) Shafer and Jody (Robert) Peters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, on Sat., Aug. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

To share a special memory of Mason, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 10 2020
Mary R. (Clementi, Barone) Ryan

Mary Ryan

Mary Rose Ryan, 91, of Albion, passed away peacefully on Sun., Aug. 9, 2020, surrounded by her family in Greenville, S.C. She was born to Salvatore Clementi and Anna Pecorella in Albion.

Mary graduated from Albion High School in 1948. She worked at T. J Lipton and Bells Supermarket, and she retired from Fisher-Price in Medina as a molding machine operator.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Salvatore Anthony Barone (married Oct. 7, 1950) and Clarence Edward Ryan (married April 15, 1978); and her sisters, Angeline Ulianelli and Frances “Peggy” DiMatteo.

Mary is survived by her son, Salvatore Joseph Barone of Greenville; her daughter, Lynn Ann Mino of Greenville; her son-in-law, Michael Mino of Greenville; and her two grandchildren, Brandon Mino and Erika Mino.

Mary brought joy to everyone she encountered, including her line dancing partners, her ocean cruising mates, and her neighbors, for whom she always had a hot cup of coffee.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Thu., Aug. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church on Fri., Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

To share a special memory of Mary, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 10 2020
Charles P. Nicometi

Charles Nicometi

Charles P. “Chipper” Nicometi, 61, of Basom, entered into rest unexpectedly at his home on Sat., Aug. 8, 2020.

Born April 17, 1959 in Medina, Chipper grew up in the Akron area. He worked for many years on oil drill rigs as an operator engineer and as a heavy equipment operator; he was a member of the IVEW Local 196 Union and the Operating Engineers Union 1966. Chipper married the love of his life, the former Rebecca Mileham, on May 26, 1995. An avid motorcycle rider, he was a proud member of the Second Brigade MC Club and was involved with many charity rides throughout the area. He was also an avid hunter. Most of all, Chipper loved spending time with his family, especially his beloved granddaughter and best friend, Camryn, who will miss him dearly; along with all who knew and loved him.

Chipper leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Becky Nicometi of Basom; stepchildren, Tiffany (Dan) Wetzler of Akron, Larry Laude of Pembroke, and Alan Mileham of Akron; four grandchildren, Camryn, Lacie, Sofia and Thea; brother, Tim (Jennifer) Nicometi of Wolcottsville; four additional siblings; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Fri., Aug. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sat., Aug. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at 6005 Mann Road, Akron NY 14001.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Chipper’s honor may be made to his family.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 10 2020
Mark Dudwick

Mark DudwickMark Dudwick, of Kent, lost his courageous battle with IPF.

Mark is predeceased by his mother, Janet (Daisy) Dudwick; father, Edwin Dudwick; brother, Dale; and sisters-in-law, Patricia Monica, Donna Applebee and Becky Monica.

Mark is survived by his husband, partner, and most beloved friend of 38 years, Richard Monica; his beloved daughter, Kathryn Eve-Lyn Monica; his three stepchildren, Jeremy Monica of Syracuse, Kami Ann Watkins of Solvay, N.Y. and Randee Elizabeth Szatanek of Solvay; five grandchildren, Joseph, Monica, Jessica, Tyler and Dominic; a sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Gloria of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Scott and Ken, both of Baldwinsville, and Tom of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many, many dear friends.

Mark will always be known for his expertise in the antiques field, and for his love for his basset hounds. He was a quick wit and a gentle, wonderful man. He was a 1969 graduate of Batavia High School, attended GCC, and was well known for his work at the Genesee Country Play House Theatre. He was in retail most of his life, and he also worked in banking for a few years. He ended his career in retail by helping to run Ridge Road Station in Holley, the largest Christmas store in Western New York – one of the most wonderful jobs he says he ever had. He loved that job and called himself the “The Head Elf” there.

Mark and Richard traveled all over the world but were always grounded at their home in the woods, which Mark couldn’t believe he owned – “Kentwood,” as he called it. Mark was an avid antique collector who had a business for the last 30-plus years. He enjoyed working with people looking for that special antique. He liked working alongside other antique vendors at The Shops On West Ridge, where he had multiple shops and showcases for the last nine years.

His Celebration of Life Service will be held Sat., Aug. 15, with calling from 11 to 11:30 a.m., with his service to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion. To watch the livestream of his service, please use this link. Inurnment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to PAWS Animal Shelter of Albion.

To share a special memory of Mark, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 09 2020
Carol Ann Thiel

Carol ThielCarol Ann (Clark) Thiel, 82, of Middleport, went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 9, 2020.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Gordon W. Thiel; and by her son, Gordon.

She is survived by her daughters, Tracy Thiel of Olcott and Kelly Thiel of Fayetteville, N.Y.; her son, Tim (Denise) Thiel of Lockport; daughter-in-law, Ellen (late Gordon) Renner Thiel of Sodus Point; brother-in-law, Harvey (Denise) Thiel of Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

One of seven children of the late Evelyn (Mullen) Clark and Elmer John Clark, she was raised in the Riverside/Black Rock section of Buffalo, moving to Gasport in 1967 and to Middleport in the early 1980s.

She had a number of jobs through the years, including at Fisher-Price in Medina and Quality Market in Lockport. She found hours of entertainment in crossword books, in bingo outings, and in visiting with her dear friend, Joan Wozniak. She loved her husband, her family, all babies, and animals. She will be missed by all.

All services for Carol have been cancelled.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

To share a special memory of Carol, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 08 2020
Patricia June Martin

Patricia MartinPatricia June “Trish” Martin, 62, of Waterport, passed away peacefully at home, unexpectedly, on Aug. 7, 2020. She was born Dec. 5, 1957 in Buffalo to Joseph and Trudy (Morse) Mergler.

Trish’s life passion was caring for others, and she devoted her career to serving in the medical field. She enjoyed mentoring countless people as she grew in her profession.

Trish is survived by her husband of 35 years, David; daughter, Trudi Christine Martin; father, Joseph (Millie) Mergler; siblings, Joann (Scotty) Burnette and Douglas (Kim) Mergler; beloved cousin, Sandra (Marc) Scicchitani-Costantino; favorite aunt, Bette Scicchitani; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Trish was predeceased by her mother, Trudy; and her brother, Joseph B. Mergler.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion NY 14411, on Sat., Aug. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. only. Guests will be required to wear face masks when entering the funeral home. A private celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Trish’s name may be made to Albion Central School District Office, Trudy Mergler Nursing Scholarship, c/o Laura Marek – Treasurer, 324 East Ave., Albion NY 14411.

To share a special memory of Trish, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 08 2020
Reah M. Johnson

Reah JohnsonReah M. Johnson, 99, of Medina, passed away at her home on Thu., Aug. 6, 2020. She was born June 30, 1921 in the Town of Ridgeway, a daughter of William A. and Clara M. (Betts) Todkill.

She was a graduate of Barker High School, class of 1939, and the Millard Fillmore Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1944 as a Registered Nurse. Reah married G. Ross Johnson on July 12, 1944 in Somerset. She lived on their farm in the Town of Hartland for 67 years. Reah was a corrections officer at Albion Correctional Facility for many years. She was a member of County Line United Methodist Church, Jeddo Chapel, and the Hartland Historical Society. Reah was proud to be able to attend her 80th high school reunion at the Barker Alumni Banquet in 2019.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca A. Ott, Truman W. (Marie) Johnson and Robert W. Johnson; nephew, Tod (Marion) Theros; and niece, Stephanie (Rick) Reid.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband in 1980; sister, Ruth M. Theros, in 2014; and nephew, George A. Theros, in 2020.

Calling hours will be held on Tue., Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Reah’s memory may be made to Jeddo Chapel, 601 Park Ave., Medina NY 14103; or to County Line Country Church, PO Box 202, Barker NY 14012.

Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 08 2020
Mary B. Whiting

Mary WhitingMary B. Whiting, 90, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2020. Mary was born on March 14, 1930 in Medina, a daughter of the late Gerald and Johanna (Redmond) Bensley.

She worked for Fisher-Price Toys in Medina, from which she eventually retired. She also was employed at Bells Supermarket. Mary was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina, and she had a deep love for God. She was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Sabres fan. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events. She also played softball in the Medina women’s league for many years and bowled in area bowling leagues.

Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold Whiting; her daughter, Janice Colonna; her son, Barry Whiting; her brothers, Gerald, Walter, Donald, Raymond and Robert Bensley; and her sister, Phyllis Thompson.

She was a loving and selfless mother to her daughters, Deborah (Jeffrey) Foster and Melinda “Jello” Whiting, both of Medina; grandmother to Stephanie (William) Harris of Medina, Stephen (Ashley) Foster of Henrietta, Thomas Foster of Medina, Stacey Costich of Medina and Scott (Carrie) Colonna of Lockport; and great-grandmother to Zachary, Brandon and Evan Harris, Bryson and Tessa Costich, and Tucker and Jackson Colonna. She is also survived by her sisters, Rita Barry of Medina and Lucille Hotchkiss of Henrietta; many nieces and nephews; and several cherished grand-dogs.

There will be no visitation. A graveside committal service will be held for her and her husband, Harold, on Sat., Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411; or to Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina NY 14103.

Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 08 2020
Robert C. Bolton

Robert BoltonRobert C. Bolton, 77, of Medina, entered into rest on Aug. 6, 2020 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion. He was born May 11, 1943 in Rochester, a son of the late Charles and Marjorie Bolton. He grew up on Ryan Road in Shelby.

Bob worked for many years at Abex in Medina, and he retired in 2008 from Associated Brands. He enjoyed going to classic car shows, playing bingo, and doing scratch-off tickets. He also enjoyed walking his canine friend, Wilson; and he loved his daily trips to Tim Hortons.

Bob was predeceased by the love of his life, Ella Mae Purucker, in 2002.

He is survived by his children, Linda Roach, Glen (Kathleen) Draper Jr., William J. (Lorraine) Draper, Marjorie Hill, Charles Knox, Russell Knox, Tammy Knox, Ronald (Kamie Marcin) Lemcke and Lucy Miller; grandsons, Zachary and Joshua Miller, and many more grandchildren; and former companion, Dorothy Parsons.

His graveside committal service will be held on Sat., Aug. 15 at 12 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery, Moscow Road, Hamlin.

Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 07 2020
Hudson Leroy Sanders

Hudson SandersHudson Leroy Sanders, age 16 months, of Albion, died unexpectedly on Aug. 5, 2020. He was born March 12, 2019 in Rochester, a son of Matthew Sanders and Nicole McElwain.

Hudson loved to ride his four-wheeler and play with his siblings. He was always busy and loved to help his grandpa and dad; whatever they were working on, you could always find Hudson by their sides.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Michael McElwain, Haydyn Sanders, Paysen Sanders, Brooklyn McElwain and Kinsley Sanders; paternal grandparents, Mike and Wendy Sanders; maternal grandfather, Thaddeus (Nikkia) Grzywacz; maternal grandmother, Diana (Mike) Heffler; great-grandparents, Pat Sanders, Doris Moyer and Sandra (Bob Dibble) Hilger; as well as several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of the family.

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


 

Posted August 07 2020
Shirley Marie Hicks

Shirley HicksShirley M. Hicks, also known as “GG,” 86, of Medina, passed away Aug. 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born Feb. 7, 1934 in Brockport, a daughter of the late Harris and Helen (Johnson) Rich.

Shirley was a former employee of GM and a member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed meeting every day at the Country Club Restaurant in Medina to socialize with her friends. Shirley enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and playing cards, especially euchre, hearts and Skip-Bo.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Hicks; son, Robert K. Hicks; two great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Russ Doud; son-in-law, Fred Pettyjohn; brothers, George and Jim Rich; and a sister, Marlene Rook.

She is survived by her sons, Daniel (Debra) Hicks and Richard (Suzie) Hicks; daughters, Donna (Jimmy) Tarte and Nancy Pettyjohn; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred (Carol) Rich and Terry (Maryellen) Rich; sisters-in-law, Rosa Rich and June Doud; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and numerous friends.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Thu., Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., followed by burial at Mt. Albion Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to The Grove United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St. Ext., Medina NY 14103.

To share a special memory of Shirley, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 07 2020
Howard L. Pierce

Howard Pierce

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Howard L. Pierce, 76, of Lyndonville, died Wed., June 10, 2020 at home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Honoring his wishes, there were no calling hours.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sun., Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at County Line Country Church, 1385 County Line Road, Barker NY 14012. A graveside memorial service with full military honors will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Howard was born July 9, 1943 in Penn Yan, N.Y., the son of Robert L. and Gertrude Chaffee Pierce. Previously of Dundee, N.Y., he relocated to Lyndonville. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1961 and went on to earn an AS in forestry from NYS Ranger School in 1963. After that, he joined the United States Air Force and served at Wright Patterson AFB until 1968. He became a lifelong trucker before retiring from YRC Inc. in 2011. He was an avid NASCAR fan who enjoyed going to several NASCAR tracks throughout his life. Upon retirement, he went back to his roots, working at Atwater Farms, where he was able to enjoy his love of farming and trucking. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660, and a member of County Line Country Church.

He is survived by and will be missed by his fiancée, Rebecca Winters at home; his daughter, Machelle Kelly of Dundee; a stepson, Casey (Leah) Brown of Detroit, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Inge Pierce of Englewood, Ohio; two granddaughters, Ashley Kelly of Nashville, Tenn. and Alyssa Kelly of Dundee; a nephew, Christopher Pierce of Tipp City, Ohio; a niece, Tanya (Eddy) Flourney Jr. of Navarre, Fla.; and a grandnephew and grandniece, Andrew and Taryn Flourney.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marlene Pierce, in 2008; a daughter, Stephanie L. Pierce, in 1986; a brother, R. Allen Pierce, in 2003; and his parents, Robert in 2011 and Gertrude in 2007.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lyndonville Fire Department, 148 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098.


 

Posted August 06 2020
Jean M. Hornyak

Jean M. Hornyak, 80, of Brockport, died Aug. 5, 2020 at her residence following a long illness. She was born May 15, 1940 in Brighton, N.Y. to Clarence and Ethel (Ketchum) Raynor and lived in this area all of her life.

Jean was a member of Christian Center Church in Brockport.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Darlene Gill; her brother, Donald Raynor; and sister, Shirley Beaumont.

She is survived by her sister, Rosemary Gibson; as well as many friends.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service in Mount Albion Cemetery will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Center Church, 4617 Lake Road S., Brockport NY 14220.

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


 

Posted August 04 2020
Patricia A. Davis

Patricia DavisPatricia A. Davis, 65, of Holley and formerly of Rochester, passed away Aug. 4, 2020 at Strong West in Brockport. She was born Sept. 29, 1954 in Rochester to the late John and Joan Forsythe.

Patricia loved animals of all kinds, especially her cats. She always enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers and really cherished being a grandmother to Oliver.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ron; sons, Tim (Mary Beth) Davis and Steven (fiancée Angela Westlund) Davis; grandson, Oliver; sisters, Cindy and Jackie Forsythe; stepfather, Henry Drury; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion NY 14411, on Mon., Aug. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. only. Face masks will be required for entry into the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Patricia’s name may be made to PAWS, 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411; or to Rochester Regional Health Foundations, 330 Monroe Ave. Suite 400, Rochester NY 14607.

To share a special memory of Patricia, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 04 2020
Ronald E. Hering Sr.

Ronald HeringRonald E. “Doug” Hering Sr., of Kendall, lost his fight on July 31, 2020. He was born in Milton, Pa. on May 5, 1939 to Donald and Myrtle Hering.

Ronald was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Donald Jr. and Harry; and a sister, Sandra.

He is survived by his wife, Leona; daughter, Robin; son, Ronald Jr. (Tricia] Hering; two brothers, Larry (Ellen) and Richard (Barb) Hering; four grandchildren, Nick, Dylan, Devin and Taylor; several nieces and nephews; and three special friends, Ezra Ellis, John Reviere and Ron Bissell.

Ronald was a 35-year member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ron worked many years as a mechanic at Duffy Mott, and he worked with his dad at Nesbitt farms.

There will be no services at the family’s request. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sat., Aug. 8. Please call 585-331-6674 for further information.


 

Posted August 04 2020
Mary A. Collichio

Mary CollichioMary A. Collichio, 100, of Albion, passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 3, 2020. She was born Sept. 20, 1919 in Albion and would live in this area her entire life.

Mary was predeceased by her husband of 73 years in 2015, Lewis; and her sons, Samuel and Michael.

Mary is survived by her son, James (Sharon) Collichio; grandsons, Steven and David (Susan); and great-grandchildren, Cole, Terra and Dominic.

There are no calling hours. Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sat., Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

To share a special memory of Mary, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 04 2020
Donald Lusk

Donald LuskAmerican flagDonald Lusk, 83, of Albion, passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2020. Donald was born Feb. 12, 1937 and was a lifetime resident of Albion.

Donald served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, and riding his motorcycle. He retired from Fisher-Price Toys in Medina, where he worked as a mechanic for many years.

He was predeceased by his mother, Bessie Lusk; sisters, Eunice Pike, Betty Lusk and Bessie Lusk; brothers, Stanley Polaski, David Lusk and George Lusk; and his grandson, Daniel Lusk.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Iva Lusk; children, Diana (David) Stafford of Waterport, Patrick (Diane) Lusk of Florida, Michele Chatfield of Albion, and Bryan (Valerie) Lusk of Tennessee; grandchildren, Stephanie Stafford, Lisa (Thomas) Kaczor, Corey Lusk, Kobe Pugsley and Skyler Pugsley; great-grandchildren, Micah, Noah and Benjamin; sister, Patricia Peruzinni of Waterport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Fri., Aug. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where his funeral service will be held Sat., Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. To view the livestream of his funeral service, please use this link. Burial with military honors will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4955 N. Bailey Ave. Ste. 217, Amherst NY 14226; or to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, 122 E. 42nd St. 2315, New York NY 10168; or to American Heart Association, 25 Circle St. Ste. 102, Rochester NY 14607; or to National Kidney Foundation, 1344 University Ave. Ste. 270, Rochester NY 14607.

To share a special memory of Don, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted August 04 2020
Gail Anstey Culver

Gail CulverGail Anstey Culver, 78, of East Shelby, went home to be with the Lord at her home on Wednesday morning, April 29, 2020, after a battle cancer, with her loving family at her side.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sun., Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. at East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 E. Shelby Road, Medina NY 14103, with the Pastor, Rev. Erik Olsen, officiating.

A luncheon will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of the East Shelby Fire Company at the fire hall’s pavilion immediately following the service.

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

Please share a memory of Gail or light a candle in her name at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.