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Posted May 10 2021
Eleanor M. Cedar

ALBION – Eleanor M. Cedar, 98, who was a very gentle woman, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2021. She was born September 15, 1922 in Troy, PA, a daughter of the late Sylvester R. and Gertrude (Lee) Say and had lived in this area most of her life.

Eleanor was a member of Gaines Carlton Community Church and was the secretary of Jericho Fellowship Church. She loved the Lord and lived by the bible. She worked at Rochester Products for 28 years, retiring in 1981. She enjoyed making dolls and crocheting, especially afghans that she made and gave away.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford E. Cedar in 2012, whom she married November 25, 1940; her daughter, Eloise Elizabeth Webster; 5 brothers and her sister.

She is survived by her daughters, Darleen (Jimmy) Wright and Laurena (the late Cleve) LaFoy; her son, Clifford B. (Judy) Cedar; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special loving friend, Bonnie Peters. She was loved by all that knew her.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave. Albion on Wednesday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Her graveside service will be in N. Byron Cemetery following her calling hours. Memorials may be made to the Gaines Carlton Community Church, 14585 Ridge Rd., Albion NY 14411.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 50% capacity per state guidelines as of February 5, 2021.  New York state requires those in attendance to adhere to social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.

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


 

Posted May 09 2021
Donna L. Donovan

HOLLEY – Donna L. Donovan, 55, died May 9, 2021 in her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 6, 1965 in Rochester to late Alexander and Joyce (Janus) Sorochty and had lived in this area since 1982.

Donna was a member of St. Mary’s RC Church in Holley, worked as a cashier at Big Lots in Brockport and as a cafeteria worker at Holley Central Schools. She liked to watch baseball, basketball and football but especially loved watching her son race his radio controlled cars.  Donna was a true lover of animals and received pure joy when she was interacting with “her kids” at school. She is survived by her husband of almost 24 years, William; her children, Brandon and Britney Donovan, both at home; her brother, Brian (Mary Ann) Sorochty of Batavia; her sisters, Lisa (Frank) Marcera of Brockport, Cathy (John) Mallet of Holley; her step-mother, Eileen Sorochty of Albion as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Donna’s Mass of Christian Burial will be announced at a late date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make A Difference Rescue of WNY, 13869 Ridge Road West, Albion, NY, 14411.

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


 

Posted May 08 2021
Laura Ann (Dix) Brace

ALBION/FLORIDA – Laura Ann (Dix) Brace, 84, died May 4, 2021 following a short and courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 1, 1936, a daughter of Robert and Ethel (Canham) Dix.

Laura enjoyed gardening, crafting and was an avid golfer, winning several awards for her outstanding golfing ability. She was a hairdresser and homemaker as she raised and cared for her four children. After they were grown, she owned and operated The Golden Thimble in Albion. After closing the shop, she went to work for the Canal Corporation. When she left the Canal Corporation she graciously cared for her youngest granddaughter Sarah until moving to Bradenton, FL. As her husband became ill, she cared for him and was always by his side during his battle with cancer.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband J. Donald Brace, Jr.; her daughter, Deborah Brace; four brothers, Arnold “Jake” Dix, Harold Dix, Howard Dix and Donald Dix; and two sisters, Mildred Dix Proctor and Betty Dix Woodworth.

She is survived by brother, David (Annette) Dix; son, J. Donald (Judy) Brace III; daughters, Connie (Ronald) Ebbs and Laurie (Andrew) VanHouten; grandchildren, Jennifer Gonzalez, Jason Ebbs, Marc Grimm, Julie and Randy VanHouten, Dylan Laney, Tresia and Sarah Brace; great-grandchildren, Bailey Gonzalez, Pyper Drake and Hannah Ebbs, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion where her memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans P.O. Box 489 Albion, NY 14411.

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


 

Posted May 08 2021
John Stanley Kast

ALBION – John Stanley Kast, 103, passed away May 7, 2021.  Stanley was born on West Transit Church Road on December 29, 1917 to John T. and Ruth (Chapman) Kast and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Stanley went to school at the corner of Densmore Road and West Transit Church Road, and was proud to be the one to start the wood stove every morning in the winter. He finished his schooling at Albion. He then worked on and was a partner on the family farm for his entire life.  Stanley was an active member of many farm organizations, the town planning board, and Boy Scout Troop #48.

His family was the love of his life and he looked forward to them coming to the farm throughout the years. The farm was his passion and he knew what was happening there until the end. Stanley was active in the East Gaines Church and then in the Gaines Carlton Community Church until he stopped driving four years ago.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn (DeNagel) Kast in 2009 as well as his father and mother, John T. and Ruth Kast; sisters, Elsie (Howard) Plumb, Evelyn (Roy) Weisenborn and Marjorie (Lloyd) Hubbard; brothers, Rolland (Anita) Kast and Merwin Kast; brother-in-law, Raymond (Connie) DeNagel; and sister-in-law, Ruth Kast.

He is survived by his sons, David (Kathy) Kast and Paul Kast; grandchildren, John (Cheryl) Kast, Laura (Tom) Kaczmarek and Brett (Amanda) Kast; great-grandchildren, Kennedy Smelski, Tyler Kast, Sierra Kast, Logan Kast, Lea Kaczmarek, Brantley Kast and Easton Kast; his brother, Lavern Kast and many more extended family members, friends, and devoted aides.

Family and friends are invited to attend Stanley’s Memorial Service, Friday May 14, 2021 in the Gaines Carlton Community Church, 14585 Ridge Road, Albion, beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gaines Carlton Community Church, P.O. Box 431, Albion, NY, 14411 or Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY, 14411.  Stanley’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.  To share a special memory of Stanley, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted May 07 2021
Mabeline Stanley

LOCKPORT – Mabeline Stanley, 65, of Lockport, passed away at Niagara Hospice on May 4, 2021. She was born September 24, 1955 in Wilmington NC, a daughter of Annie and the late Robert Stanley, Sr.

Mabel was known for her love of family and friends. She has touched so many people in different ways and will truly be missed.

She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church before moving membership to Batavia House of God under the pastorship of Elder Ruth G. Stinson and eventually, Dino Leonard. We know Sister Mabel will be greatly missed but we have faith in the scripture; that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

Mabel was predeceased by her father; 3 brothers-in-law, Oscar Parks, Hubbert Winters and Lonnie Hamilton; granddaughter, Cashawna Parker; and great-granddaughter, Egypt.

She leaves to cherish her memories, 6 children – Sharon Dart of Springhill TN, Tasha (Anthony) Durant of Sophia NC, James Richardson of Lockport, Lakeisha Gibson of Albion, Katrina Drake of Batavia, and Sharnice Gibson of Rochester; 3 sisters, Brenda Winters of Albion, Annie Stanley of Batavia, and Betty Parks of Albion; brother, Robert Stanley, Jr. of Albion; 28 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 11th, from 11 a.m. to noon at Oak Orchard Assembly of God, 12111 Ridge Rd. Medina NY 14103 where her funeral service will follow at noon.

Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr. Lockport NY 14094.

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


 

Posted May 06 2021
Lysbeth “Betsy” Hoffman

Lysbeth “Betsy” Hoffman, 82, of Lakeside Bluff/Waterport died Feb. 18, 2021 in her home following a long illness.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Sat., May 15, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  followed by her Memorial Service immediately following visitation at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carlton Fire Department, 14341 Waterport-Carlton Rd., Albion, NY 14411.

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


 

Posted May 05 2021
Robert H. Bogden

Robert H. Bogden, 83, of Medina passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Orchard Manor Rehab & Nursing Center.

Born on July 30, 1937 in Medina, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Shibilski) Bogden. Mr. Bogden was a graduate of Medina High School class of 1957. A lifelong farmer, he grew up on his parents farm and enjoyed many years of continued operation with his brothers. Mr. Bogden married the former Marcia Hill on September 18, 1971 at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Medina. He was a devoted and lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church until his passing. Mr. Bogden also enjoyed working as a school bus driver for Roy-Hart Central School for many years.

Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Marcia Bogden of Medina; and four siblings, Katherine Haroney of Virginia; David Bogden, Daniel Bogden both of Medina and Sr. Barbara Bogden, OSF of Buffalo.

Funeral service will be held on Mon., May 10 at 11 a.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. The Rev. Aaron Kulczyk will officiate and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina, NY 14103.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com


 

Posted May 05 2021
Mrs. Mary  Lucille  Yunker

Mrs. Mary  Lucille  Yunker, 85, of Oakfield passed away peacefully on Fri., April 9, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Yunker was born March 25, 1936 in Medina, a daughter of the late Edward John DePalma and Marian Elizabeth Dujenski DePalma.

She worked as a telephone operator and bank teller before becoming a full-time wife and mother, which was her true calling and greatest joy.  She always put her family first.

A member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield, she was a lover of all animals. She enjoyed feeding the birds, squirrels and cats that would visit her home and took delight in tending to her flowers.  She loved dancing with Richard (especially the polka), and listening to Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand.

Surviving are: Richard D. Yunker whom she married on Oct. 19, 1963; two daughters: Kathleen (David) Yoder of Corfu and Kristin Yunker of Oakfield; her grandchildren: Matthew and Anna Yoder of Corfu; her brother, Edward “Butch” DePalma of Summerfield, Florida; her sister, Elizabeth (Duane) Quintern of Summerfield, Florida; brother-in-law, Donald (Joyce) Yunker of Oakfield, sisters-in-law: Joan Schrauth of Maryland, Irene Yunker of Batavia and Bonnie Yunker of Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat., May 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield.


 

Posted May 05 2021
Charles “Charlie” F. Kibler, Jr.

Charles “Charlie” F. Kibler, Jr., 76, of Middleport passed away peacefully on May 2, 2021. He was born in Java Center, NY on Oct. 17, 1944, son of the late Margaret (Knies) and Charles F. Kibler Sr.

 Charlie enjoyed camping with friends and family, staying active outdoors, and tinkering with anything that had a motor. He was a man that was never afraid to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Charlie was known as “the Miracle Man” at Roswell for his fight with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer for almost 4 years!

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Linda (Pleace) in 2005. Charlie is survived by his fiancé, Lorna Burns of Middleport, and 7 children: Christopher of Raleigh, NC, Greg (Maureen) of Arcade, NY, Cheryl Lina of East Aurora, NY, Joelle Newman of Wilmington, NC, Shawn (Laura) of Middleport, NY, Brandon of Medina, NY, and Kyle (Cortney) of Gasport, NY. Also surviving are his 13 grandchildren: Joshua, Patrick, Christina, Dustin, Tyler, Ryan, Samantha, Madison, Dawson, Jadra, Conrad, Sydney, Kayla, and 5 great-grandchildren. Charles has 4 surviving siblings: Cathy (Bob) Williams of Newport, NC, Bob (Brenda) of Java, NY, Norm (Karen) of Richmond, VA, Dennis of Richmond, VA, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 There are no prior calling hours. A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held in the near future.

 Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240; or pay forward a good deed to help someone out like Charlie has always done. 

Charlie’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, Middleport, NY.

 To share a special memory of Charlie, please visit his Facebook page and/or visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com


 

Posted May 04 2021
William “Bill” Ireland

William “Bill” Ireland, 92, of Kendall passed away peacefully May 2, 2021 at his home.  He was born Jan. 19, 1929 in Bainbridge, NY a son of the late William E. and Frances (Dunshee) Ireland.  Bill was a former employee of Cold Spring Construction and enjoyed mowing his lawn.  He was an avid hunter and conservationist but most of all was devoted to his family.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Tammie Sample.  He is survived by his daughter, Denise Norton; grandchildren: J.R. Norton, Mike (Shayla) Norton, John Ireland, Natasha Sietmann, Matthew Norton, Brian Norton, April Sample, Christopher Norton, Duane Sample, Phillip Norton; several great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild on the way; sisters: Irene Tillapaugh and Deanna Vogt; several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Bill’s graveside service will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, E. Avenue, Albion on Fri., May 7, at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Murray Joint Fire District, 7 Thomas St., Holley, NY 14470; or the Kendall Fire Dept., 1879 Kendall Rd., Kendall, NY 14476.

Bill’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 21 West Ave., Albion.  To share a special memory of Bill, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com


 

Posted May 04 2021
Richard T. Brown

American flagRichard T. Brown, 89, of Middleport passed away May 2, 2021 at the Martin Linsin Residence in Albion. He was born Sept. 11, 1931 in Barker, NY to the late John and Winifred (Wortley) Brown.

He was a 1951 graduate of Royalton-Hartland High School. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Post 3180 Newstead Memorial VFW and L.L. Tillman Post 900 American Legion. On March 26, 1955 Richard married the former Esther Wagner and were married for 66 years. Richard worked for E&M Enterprises for over 40 years as a machinist and upon his retirement, worked for Keeler Construction. He was passionate about farming, hunting, gardening and fishing. He enjoyed bowling, canning, tinkering on his John Deere tractor, the NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills. Above all else, Mr. Brown loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Esther; daughters: Roxane (Mark) Botsford of Baldwinsville, Teri (Mark) Keeler of Albion, Wendy (Gary) Purser of Newfane; grandchildren: Danielle (Jason) Grilli, Christopher (Morgan) Botsford, Brett (Katlin) Botsford, Katherine (Ian) Foos, Christine (Clint) Masterson, James “Buddy” (Victoria) Keeler, Daniel “DJ” Davis, Allison Davis; great-grandchildren: Jayse and Jayden Grilli, Cash, Beau and Banks Botsford and Luke Masterson; brother, Robert Brown; sister, Betsy Neuman, both of Middleport; several nieces, nephews friends and caregivers.

The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport on Thu., May 6 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., where Richard’s funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411; or the Middleport Fire Co., 28 Main St., Middleport, NY 14105.

Please note the funeral home and will be operating at 50% capacity per state guidelines. 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 Richard, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com


 

Posted May 03 2021
Richard Griffin

American flagRichard Griffin, 83, of Albion passed away on May 1, 2021. He was born Nov. 7, 1937 in  to the late Francis and Rita (Gramlich) Griffin.

Richard was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served from 1956-1960. He was a recipient of the “Babe Ruth Award” in 1955 and inducted into the Albion High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. He was a retiree of Owens Illinois in Brockport and the Village of Albion.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Janice; son, Mark; sister, Sue; brothers-in-law: Roger Kaniecki and David Hobson.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Sarah (Scott) Hess, Martha (Dean) London and Elizabeth Mowers; grandchildren, Kate, Michael, Andrew, Paul and Dennis; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Fr. David and Donald; and sister, Karen Hobson.

Services for Richard will be held privately.

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


 

Posted May 03 2021
Gloria Frances (VanStone) Fall

Gloria Frances (VanStone) Fall, 84, Newark, Del., died Saturday, May 1, 2021.

She was born in Albion, NY, the daughter of Jennings and Mary VanStone. She graduated in 1954 from Albion High School and in 1957 from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY. She then worked at Deaconess Hospital as a Registered Nurse. On June 25, 1960, she married her beloved husband, Dr. Michael H. Fall, who predeceased her.

She lived for many years in Altoona and Hollidaysburg, Pa., then later moved to Virginia Beach, Va.; Canoga Park, Calif. and then to Newark, Del.

Surviving are her children: Susan (Chuck) Bird of Flagler Beach, Fla., James (Brian Patterson) of Los Angeles, Calif., Peter of New York, NY; and Patrick (Louise) of Rydal, Pa.; and grandchildren: Chris, Lizzie, Ella, Ben and Ciara.

She was a sweet, kind, gentle woman who will be missed by all who knew her.  


 

Posted May 02 2021
Lois J. Sprester

MEDINA – Lois J. Sprester, 89, of Medina, formally of Middleport, NY entered into rest on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, NY. She was born on October 23, 1931 in Middleport, a daughter of the late Walter B. and Florence (Fizette) Newton.

Lois attended Roy-Hart Central School and later married the late Kenneth Litchfield, making their home in Middleport and raising four children. She worked various jobs including waitressing at the Apple Grove Inn and was owner/operator of Litch’s Store in Middleport and lastly retired from Harrison Radiator in 1995. Lois was a member of the East Shelby Community Bible Church and was a former member of the Lockport Eagles and the Medina VFW and the Medina American Legion. In her retirement years she enjoyed reading and going to the casino.

Lois is survived by her two children, Marsha Snyder of Medina and Eric Litchfield of Barker; a daughter-in-law, Tara Sprester of Middleport. Also survived are 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Lois is predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Litchfield and her second husband, Forrest Sprester; three sons, Marty and Ricky Litchfield and Blaine Sprester; and a son-in-law, Donald Snyder.

Relatives and friends may attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Salt Works Road in Medina with the Rev. Erik Olsen officiating. *Wearing of masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lois’s name to the East Shelby Community Bible Church,   5278 E Shelby Rd, Medina, NY 14103.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14104.

Please light a candle or share a memory of Lois at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.


 

Posted May 01 2021
Mark D. “Don” Vaughn

MEDINA – Mark D. “Don” Vaughn, 91, of Medina, NY, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at his home, with his loving wife at his side. He was born on June 9, 1929 in Romulus, NY, a son of the late Fred A. and Alma (Appleton) Vaughn.

Don attended Lyndonville School and in September of 1950 he married the former Gertrude Acker and together they raised six children. Gertrude passed on December 7, 1967 on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He then married the former Viola Fearby who passed in 1988. He then married the former Mary Joan Dunn on April 22, 1989, making their home in East Shelby.

Don had a strong work ethic that he passed down to his children. He worked for 30 years as a Supervisor at American Brake Pad and lastly worked as Maintenance/Groundskeeper for Orchard Manor and the Willows and was known for being the “Jack of all Trades.” Don enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping at Wildwood Lake. He was well known for his canning and sauerkraut, which was grown from his vegetable garden. He was a member of the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club and a social member of the Medina Vet’s Club. In his later years, Don enjoyed word puzzles and searches and his daily trip to Jr. Wilson’s.

Don is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Joan Vaughn; his children, Les (Sandra) Vaughn of Medina, Darryl Vaughn of Jasper, NY, Terry (Graciela) Vaughn of Naples, FL and Ann Marie (Ivan) Cummings of Onley, VA; and a sister, Alice Zacher of Medina.

Also surviving are his step-children, Marcia Dunn of TN, Chris (Sharon) Dunn of Holley, Mary (John) Stenson of MA, Edward (Teresa) Dunn of FL; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his former wives, Don is predeceased by ten siblings – James Vaughn, Mary Smith, Robert Vaughn, who lost his life in the Battle of the Bulge, Eva Parker, Wilma Taylor, Myron Vaughn, Beatrice Childs, George Vaughn, Pearl Vaughn and Mabel Dixon; a son, Mitchel Lee Vaughn; and a daughter, Joan Fearby.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103 on Monday, May 3, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be private for the family. *Wearing of masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Don’s name to the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club, 3875 Bates Rd, Medina, NY 14103.

Please light a candle or share a memory of Don at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.


 

Posted April 30 2021
Gerald Douglas Fuller

American flagGASPORT – Gerald Douglas “Gerry” “Poppy” Fuller, 76, died April 29, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He was born December 17, 1944 in Medina, a son of the late Walter and Gertrude (Grimes) Fuller and had lived in this area all of his life.

Gerry graduated from Roy-Hart High School in 1964 and then served in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a member and Past Commander of the Gasport American Legion #425 Herbert Carr Post. He was a member and one of the founders of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company where he also served as treasurer, fire police and worked bingo.

He and his wife Carol were members of the Johnson Creek Seniors and the Barker Seniors. Gerry enjoyed playing horseshoes, dominoes, word puzzles and playing cards, especially euchre at the Hartland Conservation Club. He worked at Upson in Lockport for over 35 years, starting as a tow motor operator and working his way up to boiler engineer, and after their closing, he was a truck driver for GOD and then Relco.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Charles and Walter.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol; daughter, Annette (Todd) Carpenter; son, Scott (Angela) Fuller; grandchildren, Jordan, Brandon and Alyssa Fuller, Lukas Koller and Patrick Carpenter; brothers, William Fuller and Lawrence (Karen) Fuller; sister, Evelyn (Clifford) Johnston; sisters-in-law, Judy and Pat Fuller; special friend, Tom (Annette) Meaney; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 22nd, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Ave., Gasport NY 14067, where his Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Dale Association Inc. 33 Ontario St. Lockport NY 14094 or Gasport American Legion, 2299 Quaker Rd. Gasport NY 14067.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, Gasport NY.

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


 

Posted April 30 2021
William A. Murphy

American flagHOLLEY – William A. Murphy, 92, died April 29, 2021 in Elderwood of Brockport following a long illness. He was born February 24, 1929 in Holley, a son of George W. and Marguerite (Nesbitt) Murphy and was a life-long resident of this area.

Bill was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion, VFW and Navy Club of Brockport. He also belonged to the NYS Telephone Pioneers, the Holley Fire Department, the Antique Car Club of Batavia and enjoyed collecting, restoring and driving his classic cars.

Mr. Murphy was predeceased by his wife, Betty (Ward); his daughter, Kathy Murphy Rought; his brother, Bob; and sisters, Lois Dill and Betty Rocco.

He is survived by his son, Jack (Judy) Murphy of MD; his daughters, Linda (John) Nielsen of Holley, and Roberta (Howard) Knight of ME; his brother, Harold Murphy of SC; his grandchildren, Lisa and Matthew Nielsen, Beth Eisenberg and Rebecca Murphy; his great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jessica and Gregory as well and several nieces and nephews and special friend, Eleanor Nichols.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Bill’s graveside service with Military Honors in Hillside Cemetery-Holley on Monday, May 17th, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Honor Flight of Rochester, P.O. Box 23581, Rochester, NY, 14692.

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


 

Posted April 30 2021
Joyce E. Dipini

MEDINA – Joyce E. Dipini, 77, of Medina, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 27 at Orchard Manor Rehab & Nursing Center.

Born November 19, 1943 in Medina, she was a daughter of the late Laverne and Dorothy (Stolzenberg) Collins. Joyce was a graduate of Roy-Hart High School. For over 25 years, Joyce worked for Fisher-Price Toys in Medina. She enjoyed collecting, especially different types of dishes and Wizard of Oz themed items. Joyce was also a great cook. She enjoyed sharing recipes and was famous for her goulash, apple pies and other baked goods.

Predeceased by her husband, Pedro Lopez Dipini on March 17, 2020.

Survivors include her two children, Dennis Dipini and Denise Morgan (Chris Hare) both of Medina; two granddaughters, Stephanie Morgan and Gabriella Dipini; great-granddaughter, Mila Osmialowski; two brothers, Douglas (Mary Ellen) Collins and Robert (Beverly) Collins; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in Hartland Central Cemetery, Gasport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com


 

Posted April 28 2021
Geraldine S. “Gerry” Owens

Geraldine S. “Gerry” Owens, 95, of Medina, entered into rest on Mon., April 26, 2021 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 5, 1926 in Middleport, she was a daughter of the late Duane E. and Ruby (Geiger) Stahl. She was a graduate of Royalton-Hartland High School. Mrs. Owens worked in clerical positions for many years for Lapp Express and also for the Apple Grove Inn in Medina. She had many fond years of vacationing at Lake Nipissing, Ontario with her late husband, June Owens and family. A compassionate person, Mrs. Owens loved animals, and most of all loved her family.

Predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Walter “June” Owens in 1975; her son, James Owens in 2010; and brother, Duane Stahl, Jr. in 2017.

Survivors include her loving daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Cardone; daughter in-law, Amy Owens; grandchildren: Michaela Cardone, Tèanna Cardone, Josalyn Owens, Max Owens and Austin Owens; great grandsons: Ashton and Denver; nephews: Dr. David (Marcia) Stahl and John (Karen) Stahl; and niece, Patricia (Victor) Pane.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Medina Memorial Hospital- North Wing and Dr. David Stahl and Dr. Celeste Stahl-Balaban for taking such great care of Gerry in her final years.

Services will be privately held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Medina Memorial Hospital- North Wing Activities Dept., 200 Ohio St., Medina, NY 14103; or to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., 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 April 28 2021
Ruth (Frisch) (Clark) Harold

Ruth (Frisch) (Clark) Harold, 103, of Medina/Middleport passed away at Medina Memorial Hospital North Wing, April 25, 2021. She was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Wolcottsville a daughter of the late Rudolph and Rose (Handrich) Frisch.  Ruth had lived all of her life in the Middleport, Medina, Wolcottsville areas.  She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wolcottsville, and loved knitting, shopping and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husbands: Robert Clark and Walter Harold; sisters: Edna Cummings, Gertrude Fissler, Alma Smith, Lydia Eick, Thelma Dunn, Minnie Noviak and Nora Frisch.

She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Sargent of SC., Kent (Linda) Clark of Alabama and Karen (Ronald) Matusak of Middleport; 9 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport on Fri. April 30, from 3-5 p.m. followed by her funeral service at 5 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Royalton Mt. Ridge Cemetery.

Ruth’s family would like to thank everyone at the North Wing for their tender, loving care given to our mother over the years.

Memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to Medina Memorial Hospital North Wing, 200 Ohio St., Medina, NY 14103.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 50% capacity per state guidelines as of Feb. 5, 2021.  Face coverings are required.

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