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Posted November 30 2020
Paul Norman Sanford

Paul Norman Sanford, 74, passed away Nov. 25, 2020. American flag

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy (Rueby) Sanford; children: Tonya (Bob) Velia, Shawn (Kristen) Sanford, Michael Sanford (Becky Wilson), and Rebecca (Dan) Harding; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Marthage; brother, Chuck (Linda) Sanford; sister, Paula Sanford; nieces and nephews.

Paul was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country, as well as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bird-watching.  He instilled his love of nature in his children and grandchildren.  Paul looked forward to time spent with his family, golf outings, hunting weekends, and trips to Myrtle Beach with his children and grandchildren.  His sense of humor, love for family, and curiosity about the world around him will be missed.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, services are planned for a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.


 

Posted November 28 2020
David L. Moule

MEDINA – David L. Moule, 65, of Medina entered into rest on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at his home. He was born June 20, 1955 in Medina, a son of the late Robert and Gertrude (Wright) Moule.

He was employed at Snappy Co. in Medina as a maintenance worker for 48 years. An avid fisherman, David belonged to the Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers and competed in many fishing tournaments over the years. He also enjoyed going shopping and especially his many fishing trips up to Black Lake.

Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert Moule, Jr. and sister, Norma Moule.

Survivors include his two daughters, Cassandra Moule  and Jacquelyn (Patrick Bumbarger) Moule; his beloved life partner, Sharon R. Taylor; three grandchildren, Cameron Potter, Tyler Cook and James Bumbarger; step-children, Bradley (Linda) Wilson, Darren (Sherry) Tobolski and Bobbie (David) Taylor; three step-grandchildren, Bradley Wilson, Jr., Gavin (Lisamar) Flatt and Dominic Mancuso.

Services will be held at a later date in the spring. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Town of Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411.

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


 

Posted November 26 2020
Anna Will Marciniak

BARRE – Anna Will Marciniak, 98, of the Town of Barre, entered into rest at the Crossroads House of Batavia on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 with her loving family at her side. She was born on September 28, 1922 in Medina, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Benderwicz) Satkowski.

Anna was a graduate of Medina High School class of 1940. She married the late Peter J. Will of Oakfield on June 20, 1941 and worked on their family farm on Ham Road in Oakfield. They produced cash crops, milk, broilers, turkeys and eggs. Her husband, Peter sadly died on July 10, 1967, 26 years later.

She then worked at the Genesee Farms Bakery in Oakfield for many years. Anna enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, hummingbirds, playing on her kindle and cards.

She married the late Martin B. Marciniak on April 23, 1977.

She was a parishioner of the former St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Wheatville and upon its closure became a parishioner of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church in Oakfield.

Survivors include her three children, Peter J. (Judith) Will of Bellview, FL, Robert (Carol) Will of Oakfield and JoAnn (Dan) Haas of Oakfield; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Martha (late Leon) Simbida; brother, Richard (Barbara) Satkowski; also several nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents and first husband, Peter Will, Sr., she was predeceased by her second husband, Martin Marciniak in 2016; brothers, Anthony (Emma) Satkowski and Ben (Anna) Satkowski; and sisters, Valeria (John) Byledba and Helen (Joseph) Witkor.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Thaddeus Bocianowski on Monday, Nov. 30th, at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. Interment in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crossroads House of Batavia, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020 or to St. Padre Pio Parish.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted November 24 2020
Trevor A. Miller

Trevor Alan Miller of Monticello, a junior civil engineer for Wasson Engineering in Wurtsboro, died unexpectedly on Sun., Nov. 15, 2020 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 42.

The son of Terry Miller and Cathy Torrey Miller, he was born Aug. 27, 1978 in North Tonawanda.

A 1997 graduate of Holley High School, Trevor played soccer, basketball and baseball. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and attended University of Buffalo where he played rugby. Known by many as ‘Sweet Trev’ Trevor had a heart of gold and was always there for anyone that needed him without question. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family especially his two nephews who loved him more than anything.

He is survived by his parents, Cathy and Terry Miller; a brother, Keith Miller & his wife Amanda of Shoreham; two nephews: Easton & Camden; an aunt, Cynthia Torrey; an uncle, Roderick Miller & his wife Kathy; several cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Sat., Nov. 28 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. Due to the current health crisis, social distancing guidelines must be met – a limited number of people at one time will be allowed in the funeral home, and facemasks are required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Carpenter Brothers Foundation, established in 2017 in memory of Andrew Carpenter, at www.carpenterbrothers.org CBF’s ultimate goal is to raise funding and invest in groundbreaking procedures to one day find a cure to a number of cancers.

Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello NY; for additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.kennyfuneralhome.com


 

Posted November 24 2020
Herbert R. McClellan Jr.

ALBION – Herbert R. McClellan Jr., 77, passed away Nov. 19, 2020. Predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Irene and his brother, Randall.

He is survived by his wife, Carol and his four children: Donald, Herb (Theresa), Patrick, Beverly (Shawn)
McIlmoyle. His five grandchildren he was so proud of: Chelsea, Zachary (Heather), Samantha, Riley, Colby; his great-granddaughter, Nora; and soon to be great-granddaughter, Finley; his brothers & sister: Gregory, Priscilla (Tim) Hill, Eric M. (Mary Ellen); sister in law, Cindy McClellan and brother in law, Harold Bolton; as well as several extended family members.

To sign up for a time to visit with the family, visit: www.walkerbrothersfh.com

Herbert’s visitation will be on Tue., Nov. 24, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home, 15 West Ave. Spencerport. Per NYS regulations everyone is required to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer upon entering the funeral home. Herbert will be buried with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Herbert’s memory.


 

Posted November 24 2020
Chester M. Zelazny

American flagChester M. Zelazny, of Shelby passed away at home on Nov. 20, 2020 following a brief illness. He was 92 years old.

Chester was born in the Town of Wheatfield on May 17, 1928 to Sophie (Lojek) and Michael Zelazny. In 1947 with two brothers, Walter and Marion, they purchased and moved to the farm on Harrison Rd. in Medina.

An avid pilot with a desire to serve, Chet enlisted in the Air Force and trained at Williams AFB in Arizona. Upon graduation in Feb. 1956, he returned to his home base at Niagara Falls Air National Guard, flying F94A and F94B all weather interceptors. In 1958 when the unit changed to F86H, he checked out and was qualified combat ready, flying air to ground training missions. In 1960 Chet transferred to the Air Force Reserve at Niagara Falls Air Force Base 328 Tac Airlift where he flew C-119 cargo planes. Shortly after he was activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1973 he left the Air Reserves with the rank of Major. He returned to Medina to continue farming full time, but his passion for flying never left him. Chet built an airstrip on his Fletcher Chapel Road property, making it available to other pilots, crop dusters and aviation enthusiasts. He also used it to keep his own pilot’s license current.

Chet was elected to the Farm Service Agency, a part of the USDA and served for many years. He was elected and served as Shelby Town Justice for 24 years, retiring in 2004. He was also a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church in Medina.

Chet continued to farm until his passing and enjoyed working alongside his sons, Edward and James, and grandsons, Clayton and Wyatt, who will carry on his farming legacy.

Chester was predeceased by his brothers, Stephen, Marion and Walter Zelazny; sisters, Stella Siuta and Mary Ciskiewicz; nephews, Steve Zelazny, Gus Siuta, Jr. and Walter Kuklis; and nieces, Deborah Christenson and Joanne Nickles.

Chester is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy; daughters, Patricia (William) Olinger and Lorraine (Donald) Hinson; sons, Edward (Kim) Zelazny and James (Marylynn) Zelazny; 8 grandchildren, James (Jessica), John (Laura), Robert (Katie) and William (Sarah) Olinger, Clayton, Miranda and Wyatt Zelazny, and Ian Hinson; 3 great-granddaughters, Mila and Adalyn Olinger and Ashlyn Olinger; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Fri., Nov. 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat., Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity R.C. Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Interment will full military honors will be held at a later date.

Memorials in Mr. Zelazny’s name may be made to the Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina, NY 14103; Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411; or the Orleans County Veterans Service Agency, 13996 Rt. 31 West, Albion, NY 14411. Share memories and condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com


 

Posted November 23 2020
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; a great father to Loren Nicole Beam, Lisa Murray Beam; a great step-father 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 the next harvest 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: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com


 

Posted November 23 2020
Timothy Ray Woodward

WILSON – Timothy “Tim” Woodward of Wilson, NY, passed away suddenly at the young age of 45 after a brief illness.

Tim was the loving husband of Fawn (Pless); and dog dad to Bailey. He will be sadly missed by his parents, Danny and Beverly (Closson) Woodward; grandmother, Joan Woodward; brother, Danny, Jr. (Shirleen) Woodward; brother-in-law to Bridgett (Dennis) Luzak and Robert (Brittany) Pless; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, especially Uncle Gary.

He was recently preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Colleen McInerney.

To help with Tim’s final expenses, please visit his GoFundMe page.


 

Posted November 23 2020
Marie A. Schicker

HILTON – Marie A. Schicker, 93, died Nov. 21, 2020 in Unity Hospital following a short illness.  She was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Rochester, a daughter of John and Alice (Walton) Walsh and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Marie enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre as she was known as a Euchre Shark.  She also enjoyed fishing, playing BINGO, and loved to go camping.  Marie also had a tremendous love for all animals, but the true love of her life was her family, which she cherished with all her heart.

Mrs. Schicker was predeceased by her husband, Francis Earl Schicker; grandchildren: Jason Johnston, Barbie and Francis Schicker; brothers: Jack, Harold and Dick; and sisters: Betty and Peggy.

She is survived by her children: Rita (Dave) Scanio of Wash., Cathy Thompson of Geneseo, Daniel (Sandy) Schicker of Brockport, Nancy (Doug) Smith of Kendall, Thomas Joseph (Nancy) Schicker of Albion, Ilene (Derwin) Benfer of Mt. Morris, Bernie Schicker of Ken., Jenny Johnston of Albion, Laurie (RJ) Yockel of Hilton, Michael (Charlene) Schicker of Tenn., Christopher (Sonya) Schicker of Holley, Kimberly (Dion) Toal of Holley; 41 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Sherry Walsh; several nieces and nephews, and her beloved kitty, “Baby Kitty” and her bird, “Simon.”

There will be no calling hours.  Marie’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family and burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Boys Town, 100 Flanagan Blvd., P.O. Box 5000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9989; or the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

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


 

Posted November 23 2020
Betty Jean Goveia

MEDINA – Betty Jean Goveia, 82, passed away Nov. 21, 2020 at her home. She was born April 16, 1938 in Medina to the late Albert and Florence (Geiger) Johnson.

Betty spent a lot of time in her younger years around horses and even racing them at Batavia Downs. She loved going to flea markets, craft shows, doing crafts herself and her dogs.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George Goveia, and her sister, Marie Young. Betty is survived by several nephews, friends and many acquaintances.

Services for Betty will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Betty’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion, NY.

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


 

Posted November 23 2020
Gerald R. Porter

GASPORT – Gerald R. Porter, 81, passed away in peace on Nov. 22, 2020.  He was born Sept.  26, 1939 in Lockport, the third son of the late Raymond and Minerva (Baldwin) Porter.

Gerald was a loyal GM retiree and spent time enjoying woodworking, tractor restoration and farming.  He was a member of the John Deere Two Cylinder Club.  Gerald was a Boy Scout Leader for several years.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, riding his motorcycle and traveling.

Gerald joined his wife, Marge; his oldest son, Gerry; great-grandson, Gerry; brothers: Ron, Kenneth, Robert (Judy).  He is survived by his son, James (Susie) Porter; his daughter, Deborah (Michael) Horton; step-daughters: Sandy (Terry) Lund, Terri (Steve) Keenan; 18 grandchildren; a tribe of great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Nella Porter; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His memorial service will be held on Wed., Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at Quaker Road United Methodist Church, 2800 Quaker Rd., Gasport, NY 14067.  Interment in Cold Springs Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the organization of one’s choice.  Gerald’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, Gasport.

New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.

To share a special memory of Gerald please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com


 

Posted November 23 2020
Larry J. Frasier

American flagGASPORT – Larry J. Frasier, 70, entered in to rest on Sun., Nov. 22, 2020.  Born Aug. 18, 1950, Larry was the son of the late Merlin and Beatrice Frasier, brother of the late David Frasier.

Larry graduated from Barker High School in 1969, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1973.  He worked at Simonds Steel Mill and Trek Inc. until his retirement.  Larry was an active volunteer with the Somerset Youth Softball/Baseball League for several years having roles as coach, coordinator, scheduler and fundraising.  He was honored for his dedication by having one of the baseball fields named in his honor.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years Charlene (Ferguson) Frasier; daughter, Tonya (John Freiberg) Frasier of Cheektowaga; son, Brett (Kelly Koeppel) Frasier of N. Tonawanda; grandchildren: Gary IV, Leila and Colee Hopper, and Vedder Frasier; aunts: Virginia Frasier, Janice (Bob) Goodenough; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, Wed., Nov. 25 from 2-5 p.m. where his funeral service will follow visitation beginning at 5 p.m.  Interment will be at the family’s convenience.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Barker Lions Club, P.O. Box 123, Barker, NY 14012.  Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines.  NY requires those in attendance to adhere to social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.

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


 

Posted November 22 2020
Douglas W. LeVan

American flagMEDINA – Douglas W. LeVan, 70, of Medina entered into rest on Friday, November 20, 2020, at the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He was born May 1, 1950 in Medina, a son of the late William F. and Dorothy A. (Schultz) LeVan.

He was a graduate of Medina High School, class of 1968. A Vietnam War Veteran, Doug served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1970. In 1976 he married the former Sharon Smith and together raised five children. Doug worked for Saint-Gobain in Albion for 28 years and retired in 2015. In his spare time he enjoyed doing puzzles, refinishing furniture, and watching for freighters at Golden Hill.

Doug was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sharon R. LeVan on April 24, 2020.

Survivors include his five children, Stephanie LeVan, Edward A. Weaver, Norman D. (Sharon James) Weaver, Laurie K. Weaver, and Renee S. Weaver; five grandchildren, Matthew Weaver, Norman (Melissa) Weaver, Jr., Brittany, Douglas and Wayne Parlier; a great-granddaughter, Evelyn Ruth Weaver; siblings, Althea (Charles) Jurs, Nancy (late James) Bellamy, Cathy (late Donald) Kelsey, Kevin LeVan and Joanne Lonnon; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 25th, from 10 a.m. to noon at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

His graveside committal will immediately follow at West Ridgeway Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of Lincoln Post #1483, VFW and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted November 19 2020
Irving W. Banker

American flagALBION – Irving W. Banker, 89, died Nov. 18, 2020 in the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia following a long illness.  He was born May 1, 1931 in the Town of Carlton, a son of William and Ruth (Johnson) Banker and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Irv was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, and had worked at Eddy/Remley Printing; as well as at St. Joseph’s Church and Cemetery.  He enjoyed carpentry and spent many hours remodeling his home.  Irv also was a very friendly and social person with a gentle demeanor.  As a person who loved being outdoors, you could find him outside in any type of weather.

Mr. Banker was predeceased by his wife Velma; his son Michael; and his siblings: Phyllis, Lillian, Louise, and Eunice.

He is survived by his daughters: Yvonne (Ricky) O’Kussick of Kent, Denise (Edward) Beebe of Rochester, Nancy (Douglas) Sucy of Churchville, his brother: Roger Banker of Tenn., his sisters: Hope (Bob) Stirk of Holley, Grace (Wayne) Meiser of Fla.; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Wed., Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. where his funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. following visitation.  Interment with military honors will follow in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gaines Carlton Community Church, P.O. Box 431, Albion, NY 14411; the NY State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.

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

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines.  New York requires those in attendance to adhere to social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.


 

Posted November 19 2020
James Corwin Gardner

Though your voice may be silenced, your song will live on in our hearts.

James Corwin Gardner, 68, of Erie, passed away at UPMC Hamot, Tue., Nov. 17, 2020. Born in Albion, N.Y. on June 8, 1952, he was a son of the late Raymond Gordon Gardner and Joan (Corwin) Gardner.

Jim loved all aspects of life. He developed a lifelong love for the water from his childhood at the family cottage on Lake Ontario. His love of sports grew from days as a football star at Albion High School through college, to his devotion to the Buffalo Bills and the Gardner Family Feud fantasy football league. He graduated from Allegheny College where he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity creating lifelong friendships that were strengthened through the “Super Pool.” After college, Jim developed a career in project management, most recently working at Erie Plating Co. One of Jim’s true passions was singing. He shared that passion generously by participating in church choirs in Albion, Jamestown, Erie, and at Chautauqua Institution. He was also a member of the Viking Male Chorus of Jamestown.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his nephew, Matthew K. Gardner. Jim is survived by his wife, Amy L. (Thompson) Stenta; four children: Sean (Amy Lang) Gardner of Phoenix, Ariz., Erin (Neil) Goldberg of Wyckoff, N.J., Megan (Shawn) Whitmer of Jamestown, N.Y., and Emma (Jason Brunecz) Gardner of Jamestown, N.Y.; three granddaughters; four brothers: Raymond Gordon (Sandra) Gardner, Jr. of Albion, N.Y., Tom (Laura) Gardner of Knowlesville, N.Y., Greg (Kathy) Gardner of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kevin (Pamela) Gardner of Brockport, N.Y.; two step-children: Scott Stenta of Columbus, Ohio, and Annie Stenta of Erie, Pa.

Memorials to a charity of your choice are encouraged or can be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 4701 Old French Rd., Erie, PA 16509. Due to COVID-19, services will be held at a later date. Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th St. is assisting with arrangements.


 

Posted November 18 2020
Frasier J. “Bud” DuBois

MIDDLEPORT – Frasier J. “Bud” DuBois, 73, died Nov. 18, 2020 in his home following a brief illness.  He was born Oct. 13, 1947 in Medina, a son of Lewis and Virginia (Campbell) DuBois and was a life-long resident of the area.

Bud retired from FMC as a Stock Room Manager following over 40 years of service to the company.  He enjoyed classic and custom cars, motorcycles, going to car shows and loved listening to country music and music from the ’50s.

Mr. DuBois was predeceased by his loving wife Edith…the love of his life, as well as 5 brothers and 1 sister.  He is survived by his son, Todd (Cindy Ward) DuBois of Barker, a special sister-in-law, Maggie DuBois; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and a private graveside service in Hartland Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hartland Fire Company, 8945 Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY 14067.  Bud’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home of Middleport.

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


 

Posted November 18 2020
John Hugh Clark

American flagALBION –  John Hugh Clark, 81, died Nov. 17, 2020 at Rochester General Hospital.  He was born June 27, 1939 in Albion, a son of the late Denton R. and Ruth (Worthington) Clark and had lived in this area most of his life and enjoyed growing up in the country.

Hugh graduated from Lyndonville Central School and after, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1961.  He worked for NYSDOT as a heavy equipment operator and after retiring, he worked for Waterport Lawn and Garden.  Hugh was a member of the N.R.A., the Albion Sportsman Club, the Yates Carlton Sportsman Club and the Albion Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #1006.

In 1968 Hugh married Gail (Babbitt), and together they raised a son Mark, who passed away at the age of 11.  He was also predeceased by his brother Denton R. Clark, Jr.; his brother-in-law, Robert Barry.  He is survived by his wife Gail, of 52 years; sister, Joan Barry; sister-in-law, Helen Clark; brother-in-law, Ray (Sue) Babbitt; a special friend from childhood, Butch Riemer; his best furry buddy KaSee; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no prior calling hours or service.  His burial will be in Carlton Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.

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


 

Posted November 18 2020
William L. Schroth

William L. Schroth, 84, of the Town of Ridgeway entered into rest at his home on Sun., Nov. 15, 2020.

Mr. Schroth was born in Carlton, NY on Oct. 5, 1936. He was employed for many years as a heavy equipment operator for the David Joseph Co. in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Schroth was a friendly neighbor to many, always greeting from his front porch with a wave and a smile. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and his two furry companions, Molly and Minnie.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dolores (Dunn) Schroth; six children: Scott (Shelley) Ward, Laurie (Mike) Greenwood, Anthony (Antoinette) Ward, Curtis Schroth, Craig (Kelly) Schroth and Jonathan (Kristina) Schroth, Sr.; sixteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth; sister-in-law, Mary; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by several siblings.

Calling hours will be held on Tue., Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his funeral service will immediately follow at 12 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. Seating will be limited accordingly. The Rev. David Hayes will officiate. Burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Share memories and condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com


 

Posted November 17 2020
Dianne Tabor Brown

Dianne Tabor Brown, 69, of Medina, NY, passed away on Thu., Nov. 12, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Born on Nov. 10, 1951, in Medina, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Lee and Eloise (Holloway) Tabor, Sr. and Step-Father Richard Holloway.

Diane attended Medina Central School and graduated from the Iroquois Job Corp. She was formally employed as a home health care aide with Hanci Health Association of Niagara County, Inc. in Niagara Falls until her retirement.

Diane leaves to mourn her passing and cherished precious memories her partner of 32 years, John L. Crossley of Medina; two sons: Daniel (Jonna) Brown, Jermaine Brown; two daughters: Olivia Crossley and Devorah Crossley; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 10 siblings: Jessie L. (Sally) Tabor, Jimmie L. (Pearlene) Tabor, Richard (Mary) Holloway, Jr. , Clyde (Deborah) Holloway, Regina Holloway, Melanie Holloway and Antonius Holloway, all of Medina and Willie Frank (Kim) Tabor of NC, Cynthia Tabor of Niagara Falls and Theresa (James) Armstrong of NJ. Also mourning Diane are her Aunt Glennis Chinn of Medina and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by a son, Darrin James Tabor and a brother, Michael A. Holloway.

Diane was a kind and firm woman who enjoyed gospel music and cooking. She was loved by many and will be gone but never forgotten.

Friends may call on Mon., Nov. 23, 2020 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. Funeral service and burial will be private for the family.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Devorah Crossley, 308 Prospect St., Medina, NY 14103.

Please share a memory or light a candle in Dianne’s name at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com


 

Posted November 17 2020
Toni Dunn

Toni Dunn, 74, of Albion died Nov. 17, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family following a long illness.  She was born Sept. 30, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pa. and had lived in this area most of her life.

Toni worked as an administrator for the USDA Farm Office in Albion and the Orleans County Treasurers Office.  She liked to read and take care of her family and was always there for them. Her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was where her heart was.

Mrs. Dunn was predeceased by her brother Richard Newton.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James; her son, Timothy (Jacqueline Chinn) Dunn of Albion; her daughter, Jeannine (William) Larkin of Lyndonville; her brothers: James Newton, Joseph (Elaine) Newton; her grandchildren: Alex, Mallory, Courtney, Chasity, Taylor, Ethan; her great-grandchildren: Scarlett, William, Merritt, Lorenzo, Lyric, Lyncoln; as well as many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.  Toni’s interment service will be held privately at the convenience of the family in the spring in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.

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