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Posted August 18 2019

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Posted August 18 2019
Joyce A. Staines

ALBION – Joyce A. Staines, 92, died August 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 30, 1927 in the Town of Ridgeway, a daughter of the late Ralph and Fanny (Putnam) Axtell and had lived in this area all of her life.

Joyce graduated from Lyndonville High School. She was a very active member of the Albion Free Methodist church where she served over 50 years as the treasurer as well as volunteering as a Sunday School Teacher and Bible Study. She was a member of the Home Demo Group (Home Bureau) of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and was a 4H Leader for many years. Joyce loved traveling and seeing the world; she visited all 50 states, and traveled to Russia with her daughter Cheryl to bring Hannah home from an orphanage.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Paul L. Staines; daughter, Cheryl Staines; brothers and sisters, Harold Axtell, Marion Plumber, Arnold Axtell, Helen Rutherford, Marjorie Canham, Gerald Axtell and Ralph Axtell.

She is survived by her second husband, Charles; children. Greg (Sherrie) Staines of Albion, Pamela (Michael) Merrill of Hilton, Dr. Brenda (David) Bierdeman of Albion; 12 grandchildren, Matt, Tim, Katie, Josh, Mary, Chad, Lisa, Jory, Hannah, Quinn, Nathaniel and Cade; several great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Albion Free Methodist Church, 25 S. Platt St. Albion NY 14411, where her funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.

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


 

Posted August 17 2019
Robert E. Fuller

WEST SHELBY – Robert E. Fuller, 88, of West Shelby entered into rest peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 15, 2019. He was born March 10, 1931 at the family homestead on Salt Works Road, a son of the late E. Laverne and Dorothy (Puff) Fuller.

He was a graduate of Medina High School, Class of 1950. He went on to have a career at Harrison Radiator/Delphi in Lockport and retired after 30 years. Having grown up on the family farm, Bob was a lifelong farmer. He was also a charter member of the West Shelby Volunteer Fire Co. Bob enjoyed sports, particularly baseball and coached youth baseball in West Shelby. He loved animals, especially his dogs. An avid gardener, Bob will be fondly remembered for his beautiful vegetable gardens, which generously provided a bountiful harvest for his family and many friends.

Survivors include his former wife, Barbara Allen; seven children, Loren (Wendy) Fuller, Donald (Anne) Fuller, Patricia (Sam) Schepis, Darlene (Philip) Schepis, Dorothy (David) Nolan, Douglas (Danielle) Fuller and Brenda Provorse; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Laverne “Bud” (late Doris) Fuller, Elizabeth “Betty” (late William) Menz, W. Paul (late Pat) Fuller and Dorothy “Dottie” (Edward) Hellwig; also several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents Bob was predeceased by his son, Joseph Fuller; and sister, E. Barbara (late Merle) Draper.

Family and friends may call on Monday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. A graveside committal service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. after which the family invites everyone to join them back at the Fuller homestead for a picnic in celebration of Bob’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411.

Please share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 15 2019
Royce N. Caleb Sr.

Royce Caleb

Royce N. Caleb Sr., 82, of Medina, entered into rest on Wed., Aug. 14, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Born March 4, 1937, he was a son of the late Harrison W. and Ana Marie (Davis) Caleb. Royce graduated from Medina High School in 1955 and went on to serve in the Air National Guard. For many years, he owned and operated the Towpath Grocery Store in Knowlesville alongside his wife, Beverly. Royce was a lifelong member and past president of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company and was also involved with the Medina Mustang Band Boosters. He worked for many years as a truck driver for Keeler Construction, after which he worked as a bus driver for Medina Central School District. Whether he was running his water hauling business, doing woodworking or helping out his neighbors, Royce loved to keep busy. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends.

He is survived by his three children, Royce “Rusty” (Lanore) Caleb Jr., Debra (Bill) Lavigne and Terry (Wendy) Caleb; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Eric) Bock, Brian Caleb, Adam (Jennifer) Lavigne, Courtney (Michael) Gilday, Allison (Chris) Reichard, Nicole (Brent) Habgood and Kristopher (Michael) Reinstadtler; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Luella Caleb, Janice Caleb and Donna Chilson; several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly C. Caleb, on April 11, 2019; and four siblings, Ruth (Frank) Fenton, Harrison (Ruthie) Caleb, Arnold Caleb and Lyell Caleb.

Family and friends are invited to a casual reception in memory of Royce on Thu., Aug. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ridgeway Fire Hall, 11392 Ridge Road, Medina. Burial will be in Millville Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgeway Fire Department; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Please share condolences and memories at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 15 2019
Elmer A. LePard

Elmer LePard

Elmer A. LePard, 97, of Middleport, died Aug. 13, 2019 in Niagara Hospice. He was born July 29, 1922 in Middleport and was a lifetime resident of this area.

Elmer lived and worked on his dairy farm with his wife and children for more than 25 years. He also worked at the Niagara Power Project, and for 22 years at Harrison Radiator. Elmer was a member of the Medina Moose and the Eagles, and he was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons for over 75 years. He will always be remembered for his big smile and the love he had for his family.

Elmer was the beloved husband of the late Bernice (Reisman) LePard; beloved father of Brenda Campbell, Sandra (Leslie) Vaughn, Carol (Wayne) Woodin Jr., Ronald LePard and the late Laura LePard; dear grandfather of Tracey, Jeffrey, Tricia, Aaron, Eric, Lisa, Christopher, Jeremy, Ashley and Spencer; great-grandfather of Jordan, Clayton, Ryan, Mason, Aurora, Thomas, Tucker, Wessin and Kalyn; and brother of his late twin sister, Eleanor Dees-Detweiler, John LePard, Violet Ward-Haubert, Gladys Jann, Hazel McKenna and Edna Mae Conlin. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Mon., Aug. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, where his funeral service will be held Tue., Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Those wishing to contribute a memorial in Elmer’s name may do so to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport NY 14094.

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


 

Posted August 14 2019
William R. Ogden

William Ogden

William R. Ogden, 73, of Albion, died Aug. 13, 2019 in the Martin Linsin Residence following a short illness. He was born Aug. 12, 1946 in Clearfield, Pa. to Willard and Betty (Lanagar) Ogden and lived in this area most of his life.

Bill worked as a supervisor at United Memorial Medical Center, and he had a love for motorcycles, playing the guitar, and dogs – especially Rottweilers.

Mr. Ogden was predeceased by his wife, Gail.

He is survived by his daughter, Holly Finnin of Batavia; his brother, Robert; his sisters, Martha and Barbara; as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Services and interment in Morganville Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family.

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

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


 

Posted August 13 2019
Tamara L. Adams

Tamara Adams

Tamara L. Adams, 53, of Clarendon, died Aug. 12, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 22, 1965 in Rochester to Gary and Dianne (Konvinse) Adams and lived in this area her entire life.

Tammy was a member of the Clarendon Lions Club and was a former communications specialist at GCC. She enjoyed running, traveling, playing bingo, hand cycling, and raising her children.

She was predeceased by her sister, Shelly; and a son, Neil Brundage.

She is survived by her partner in life for over 15 years, David Brundage; her children, Natasha (Todd) Burger of Caledonia, Christa Richards of Clarendon, Adrian Richards of Georgia, Jason Brundage of Irondequoit, Pauline Twardowski of Gaines, and Daniel Brundage of Kendall; her mother, Dianne (John) Albers of Clarendon; her father, Gary (Mary) Adams of Clarendon; sisters, Melanie Adams of Spencerport and Val Adams of Holley; many grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Tammy’s service and interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarendon Lions Club, P.O. Box 34, Clarendon NY 14429.

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


 

Posted August 12 2019
Harold Joseph Thompson

Harold Thompson

Harold “Hal” Joseph Thompson, 58, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Fri., Aug. 9, 2019 doing what he loved with his brother by his side.

Hal was a humble yet larger-than-life person. He loved his work, hiking and, most of all, his family. He was an honorable man who served his country and his community. He will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Blake Russell.

He is survived by his father, Harold (Barbara) Thompson; mother, Eleanor Thompson; son, Blake (Brittaney) Thompson; daughter, Erica (Fred Pittman) Russell; grandchildren, Jessica Birchfiel, Brittany Birchfiel and Kaylin Pittman; brother, Kris (Julie) Thompson; and sisters, Cindy (Walt) Makowski, Laurie (Reid) Cole, and Eileen (Scott) Ryan; and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 14 at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. The Rev. Terry Bridges will officiate.

Arrangements were completed by Bridges Funeral Home. To leave a condolence, please visit www.bridgesfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 12 2019
Alvin W. Smith

Alvin Smith

Alvin W. Smith, 80, of East Shelby, went to be with the Lord on Sat., Aug. 10, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, after a long illness.

Born on Nov. 11, 1938 in Medina, he was the son of the late Clinton and Mary (Baker) Smith.

In 1957, Alvin graduated from Medina High School and went to work at Harrison Radiator. After 10 years, he left to work on the family farm in East Shelby. Alvin enjoyed playing blackjack and craps at the casino.

He is survived by a daughter, Nicole (Terry) Goodrich of Medina; two granddaughters, Abigail and Grace; siblings, Marian Rechakn of Cape Coral, Fla. and Martin Smith of Lockport; two sisters-in-law, Loretta Smith of Medina and Wanda Smith of Deltona, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Alvin is predeceased by his brothers, Myron, Howard and James Smith.

Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Fri., Aug. 16 at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell Peters officiating. Burial will be in Millville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Alvin’s name to American Heart Association, 25 Circle St., Suite 102, 
Rochester NY 14607-1007.

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


 

Posted August 12 2019
Peter E. Allen

Peter AllenAmerican flagPeter E. Allen, 78, of Barre, passed away May 25, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1940 in Batavia, a son of the late Leon and Grace (Peters) Allen.

Peter was a 1958 graduate of Albion High School who served his country in the United States Army. He was a former employee of Freeman’s Cycle Ranch, and he retired from the Orleans County Highway Department. Peter started motorcycle racing at an early age and was a very active life member of the Crusaders Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed sharing his love and knowledge of motorcycles with several generations, especially with the Standish and Hazel families, with whom he traveled throughout the United States and Canada. Peter touched many lives and will be remembered by many in the racing circuit. When Peter wasn’t busy with racing, he enjoyed NASCAR.

He is survived by his brother, William (Donna) Allen; his H.A.S. family, Leon and Deloris Standish, Kevin and Dawn Hazel, Dean and Cyndy Standish, Brandi and Jeremy DiMatteo, Bryan Hazel, Brad and Amy Hazel, Trevor Standish, Jace and Braelyn DiMatteo, Aviannah Hughson, Brody and Bryson Hazel; three nieces; and many friends.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 12 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 17 at Millville Cemetery, East Shelby Road. A celebration of Pete’s life will follow at the Hazel home, 13228 Otter Lane, Albion, beginning at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted August 11 2019
Emma J. Weader

Emma WeaderEmma J. Weader, 88, of Holley, passed away Aug. 10, 2019. She was born Nov. 25, 1930 in the Town of Sweden.

Emma retired from the Holley Central School District, where she drove school busses and was a custodian. Emma loved Christmas, the New York Yankees, camping, traveling, sewing, flower gardening, and volunteering at the Town of Sweden Senior Center. She was always busy caring for someone, but her greatest joy was her family.

She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Owen, in 1989.

She is survived by her loving family, John (Beverly) Weader Jr., Tim Weader and Christine Allen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Phillips; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sat., Aug. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Route 31, Holley, where a celebration of Emma’s life will follow at 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Orleans County Animal Shelter, American Heart Association, or American Diabetes Association.

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


 

Posted August 11 2019
Robert Coville Jr.

Robert CovilleRobert “Bob” Coville Jr., 58, of Albion, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2019 after a short illness. He was born July 30, 1961 in Albion to the late Robert and Alice (Thiel) Coville Sr.

Bob was a simple man who found the most joy in spending time with his family and doing things around the house.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Barbara Coville and Larry Peruzzini.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sue; daughters, Jamie (Joe) Rotoli and Barbara (Scott) Ward; grandchildren, Christian, Nick, Brayden and Scott; father, Richard Peruzzini; siblings, Margaret (Chuck) Swan, Janet (Don) McClary, Kim (Doug) Mergler and David Peruzzini; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Sat., Aug. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 E. Shelby Road, Medina NY 14103, where his funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in East Shelby Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Neuroscience Institute at Rochester Regional Health, 1415 Portland Ave. Suite 445, Rochester NY 14621.

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


 

Posted August 09 2019
James Frank DeLuca

James DeLuca

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James Frank “Jim” DeLuca, 70, of Fishers, Ind. and formerly of Holley, passed away peacefully on Aug. 3, 2019. God called me home. He was born Aug 12, 1948 in Brockport to the late James V. and Mary DeLuca. The family later relocated to Holley.

He is survived by his wife, Diane M. DeLuca; his sister, Wendy L. (Tom) McCall; his son, James S. (Veronica) DeLuca; his daughter, Lynar K. (Steven Melle) DeLuca; grandchildren, Gavin, Avery, Marcel and Jett DeLuca, and Steven A. Melle.

A veteran, Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 as a Machinist Mate on the submarine USS Ethan Allen SSBN-608. To this day, special lifelong friendships exist; he wore his dolphins with pride. God bless the United States of America. Thank you for your service and our freedom.

Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Jim moved to Phoenix in 1969. He had a 29-year career with the telephone company (Mountain Bell/Qwest/CenturyLink). He retired in 2002 as corporate media producer.

Jim brought two beautiful children into this world, James S. in 1974, and Lynar K. in 1977.

Seeking four seasons and a low cost of living, he and his wife, Diane, fully retired to Fishers in 2009. With limited time on earth, Jim survived metastatic melanoma cancer for more than eight years and, ironically, didn’t die of cancer. Jim and Diane loved their retirement time together. Mornings were for reading. I share with you his favorite excerpt, “I loved with such a love as comes only once in a lifetime,” from the novel, “The Return of Sherlock Holmes.”

A Memorial Mass will take place on Fri., Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers IN 46037.

Jim chose to donate his body to the Indiana University Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.


 

Posted August 09 2019
Barbara J. Parada

Barbara Parada

Barbara J. Parada, 82, of Bonita Springs, Fla. and formerly of Medina, entered into rest on Aug. 7, 2019 in Naples, Fla.

Born June 18, 1937 in Batavia, Barbara was a daughter of the late John and Irene (Schriener) Bloom. She was a graduate of Batavia High School. She married Edward F. Parada Jr. on Aug. 26, 1961, and together they raised their family in Medina. Barbara was a longtime parishioner of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church in Medina. She was a member of the Rosary Society and the Medina Mustang Band Boosters. An avid Elvis fan, she enjoyed listening to 50s music. Barbara worked as a baker in the cafeteria at Medina Central School, and she baked and decorated many wedding and graduation cakes for families around the area. An amazing baker, Barbara will be best remembered for her delicious chocolate chip cookies.

She is survived by her daughter, Michele A. (Michael) Standish of Naples; son, Michael E. (Kathleen) Parada of Adams, Mass.; five grandchildren, Dr. Matthew P. (Marisa) Tracey of Johnstown, Pa., Kyle J. Parada of Bonita Springs, Nathan E. Standish of Naples, Ryan M. Parada of Adams, and Katherine E. Standish of Naples; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Eugene Wanecski, Mary Jane Szczechowiak, Anthony Parada and Maxine Parada; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. Parada Jr., on May 12, 2006; her daughter, Jolene M. Tracey on Aug. 7, 2014; her son-in-law, Thomas Tracey, also in 2014; and her sister, Nancy L. Wanecski, on July 2, 2003.

Calling hours will be held on Tue., Aug 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wed., Aug 14 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, Medina. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to The Historic Palace Theatre, P.O. Box 19, Lockport NY 14095; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 08 2019
Rose O. Printup

Rose Printup

Rose O. Printup, 97, of Elba, passed away peacefully on Wed., Aug. 7, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born Aug. 5, 1922 in Alabama, N.Y. to the late George (Louise Pittared) Chugg.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Llewellyn Printup; son, Duane Printup; and siblings, Clifford, Raymond Chugg, Doris Sickelco and Velma Jary.

Mrs. Printup worked for many years at Brockport Enterprises. She lived a good, full life. Rose loved her family, her roses and, especially, her grandchildren. She went to be with the love of her life, and she will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving children, Evelyn Ramsey of North Carolina, Dawn Herbert of Brockport, Jeanette (David) Smith of Susquehanna, Pa., and Kenneth L. (Shirley) Printup Sr. of Medina; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tue., Aug. 13  from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia NY 14020. An 8 p.m. Celebration of Life will immediately follow calling hours. She will be laid to rest in Daws Corners Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. For more information, please call 585-343-8260. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 06 2019
Jacob A. Hendershot

Jacob Hendershot

Jacob A. “Jake” Hendershot, 23, of Albion, passed away unexpectedly on Mon., Aug. 5, 2019.

Born on July 3, 1996 in Malone, N.Y., he was the son of Ann (Chris) (Hendershot) Goodrow and Ted (Tiffany) Champney.

Jake graduated from Medina High School in 2014 and was employed with Whiting Door Company of Akron, N.Y. In his spare time, Jake enjoyed being outdoors, especially while hunting, fishing, and playing lacrosse and basketball. He also enjoyed playing video games. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

Jake is survived by his mother, Ann (Chris) Goodrow of Stockholm, N.Y.; father, Ted (Tiffany) Champney of Albion; maternal grandparents, James (JoAnn) Purcell and Howard (Laura) Goodrow, all of St. Regis Falls, N.Y., and James (Donna) Hendershot of York, S.C.; paternal grandparents, Karen Champney and Mike (Patty) Pisano, both of Medina; three sisters, Jaiden, Olivia and Annalyse; two brothers, Daniel and T. J.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jake is predeceased by an aunt, Suzie Hendershot.

Relatives and friends may call on Fri., Aug. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 5329 S. Gravel Road, Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with the Pastor, Rev. Russell Peters, officiating. Burial will be private for the family.

Memorials may be made in Jake’s name to Orleans County YMCA, 306 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Jake at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.


 

Posted August 06 2019
Anthony R. Kane Jr.

Anthony Kane

Anthony R. Kane Jr., 79, of Lockport, died Aug. 5, 2019 at Beechwood Homes, following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 1, 1940 in Lackawanna, N.Y. to Anthony and Mary (McMahon) Kane Sr., and he lived in the Western New York area his entire life.

Tony was a member of All Saints R.C. Church in Lockport and a member of the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club. He loved puttering in his workshop, skeet shooting, reading and camping, as well as watching old John Wayne westerns and listening to Johnny Cash. In addition, Tony enjoyed spending time on the computer playing “Farmville” and poker. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his family.

Mr. Kane was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis.

He is survived by his daughters, Jill Durbin of Lockport and Melinda (Robert) Fogg of Alabama; his brother, Dennis Kane of Lackawanna; his sister, Margaret (Jack) Smart of California; grandchildren, Jeffery Durbin of Lockport and Marissa Fogg of Alabama; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cats, Frick and Frack.

The family will receive friends at Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, on Thu., Aug. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend Tony’s Mass of Christian Burial on Fri., Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. in All Saints R.C. Church, 76 Church St., Lockport. Interment will follow in Lancaster Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Beechwood/Blocher Foundation for the Living Care Fund, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville NY 14068; or to Buffalo Hospice, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga NY 14227.

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


 

Posted August 05 2019
Linda S. Weese

Linda Weese

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Linda S. Weese, 69, of Clarendon, passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born April 28, 1950 in Lockport to the late Donald and Arleen (Whalen) Hodom.

Linda worked as a senior victim advocate for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for over 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed riding four-wheelers, gardening, boating in the Thousand Islands, kayaking and, especially, knitting. Linda was a very caring woman who loved her family dearly.

Linda is survived by her lifelong friend and loving husband of 12 years, Jerry; children, Kenny (Lisa) Castricone, Kristi (Robert) Toscano, and Corey (Jessica) Weese; grandchildren, Victor and Stella Castricone, Luke and Max Toscano; brother, James Hodom; and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Thu., Aug. 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley NY 14470, where her memorial service will be held Fri., Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

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


 

Posted August 03 2019
Dr. Kenneth I. Gumaer Jr. DVM

American flagKenneth GumaerDr. Kenneth I. Gumaer, DVM, of Middleport, passed away on Aug. 2, 2019 under the care of Hospice, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Massachusetts on Oct. 12, 1946 to Dr. Kenneth I. Gumaer and Catherine Stahl.

In 1964, he graduated from Rhinebeck High School before continuing his education at Cornell University. After earning his undergraduate degree in 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and he completed basic training and Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. In 1969, he went on to serve his country in Vietnam as a  lieutenant of the scout dog patrol unit.

Upon completion of his tour in Vietnam, he went back to Cornell to study veterinary medicine. In 1976, he graduated from Cornell and joined Ridge Animal Hospital in Middleport, where he became a partner. He served that practice’s clientele for over 40 years. His level of dedication to the profession and his work ethic was, and is today, rarely seen.

Dr. Gumaer was the leader of the 4-H Beef Program through Niagara County Cornell Cooperative Extension for many years. He was a role model who inspired many students to pursue careers in the agricultural field. He took great pride and was devoted to being a mentor to the youth in the 4-H program, and it brought him great satisfaction to witness their accomplishments. He has a real passion for passing on his knowledge of beef cattle husbandry.

With his wife, Mary, Dr. Gumaer operated Ladybug Farm in Middleport, where they raised a large herd of Simmental cattle. Through many years of studying the genetics of the cattle, they were able to produce the top gaining and indexing bull over all other breeds at the 2018 Pennsylvania Bull Test.

He was involved in many organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Bovine Practitioners Association, American Simmental Association, NY State Beef Producers, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Pennsylvania Simmental Association, New York Simmental Association and WNY Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Gumaer was an incredibly selfless and compassionate man who truly cared about animals and people. He was a respected member of the community who touched many lives. His quiet charm, humble manner and infectious smile will be greatly missed by many.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Kenneth I. Gumaer Sr., DVM, and Catherine (Stahl) Gumaer.

Dr. Gumaer is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Douglas (Pat) Gumaer, Stephanie Gumaer and Peter (April) Gumaer; stepchildren, Alex (Kelly) Spangenberg, Kyle (Nichole) Moore and Justin (Melissa) Adams; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, William (Roz) Gumaer; sister, Holly Clemens; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, on Wed., Aug. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. Ken’s funeral service will be held at Hartland Bible Church, 8110 West Ave., Gasport, on Thu., Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Hartland Central Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H, Beef & Dairy Program, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport NY 14094; or to The Warrior House of WNY, 10314 Johnson Road, Middleport NY 14105; or to the charity of your choice.

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


 

Posted August 02 2019
Lorraine M. Bukiewicz

Lorraine M. (née Washak) Bukiewicz, 95, of Medina, entered into rest on Wed., July 31, 2019 following a brief illness.

Born May 2, 1924 in Medina, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Sophia (Karlowski) Washak. Mrs. Bukiewicz attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1942. She married Leo A. Bukiewicz on Nov. 25, 1943, and together they raised a family of 10 children. Mrs. Bukiewicz was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, and was a member of Court Santa Maria #295, Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She is survived by her seven children, Jean (Dr. Luis) Zaffirini of Texas, Ellen (Mark) Goheen of Lyndonville, Ruth (Dr. Javier) Miro of California, Michael Bukiewicz of Texas, Mary C. (Dennis) O’Grady of Albion, John Bukiewicz of Delaware and Barbara Bukiewicz of Medina; nine grandchildren, Kara (fiancé Michael Stafford) Goheen, Brett (Julia) Goheen, Jenna (fiancé Marcus Fisher) Goheen, Elizabeth (Jose) Zaffirini-Rivas, Luis (Tony Veloz) Zaffirini Jr., Laura Zaffirini, Jennifer (Michael) Carlozzi, Melissa (Ryan) Leach and Anna (Borzin) Davari; eight great-grandchildren; her niece, Mary Ann Chunco, who was a great help to her during her recent illness; several other nieces and nephews; and family friend, Dorothy Albanese.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Bukiewicz, on Feb. 1, 2006; four children, Ann Marie Bukiewicz in September 1964, Peter Bukiewicz on Aug. 19, 1999, Lois Bukiewicz on Dec. 31, 2008, and Paul Bukiewicz on July 1, 2012; her brother, Francis Washak Jr., in 1944; and her sister, Gertrude Chunco, on May 26, 2010.

Relatives and friends may call on Mon., Aug. 5 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. Daniel J. Fawls on Tue., Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina, and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Village of Medina Fire Department, 119 Park Ave., Medina NY 14103.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 02 2019
Norma J. Crawford

Norma Crawford

Norma J. Crawford, 80, of Clarendon, passed away Aug. 1, 2019 at Unity Hospital. She was born June 10, 1939 in Bergen, a daughter of the late Clarence and Irene (Whitaker) FitzSimmons.

Norma was a 1957 graduate of Holley High School and a former employee of Monroe Podiatry, Photos by Bruce and Star Markets. She loved bingo, Yahtzee, hummingbirds and cats. Most of all, Norma loved spending time with her family, and she will be remembered for her famous apple pie.

She is predeceased by her brother, Donald FitzSimmons.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William “Bill”; children, Norman (Lynette) Crawford, Cheryl (Robert) Beisang and Deborah (John) Piedmonte; grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Jacob, Jeremy, Kayla and Rebecca; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Landon, Lydia, Trent, McKenzie and Jackson; brother, Richard FitzSimmons; sister, Eleanor (Rudi) Rinas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Route 31, Holley, on Sat., Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by her memorial service at the funeral home at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarendon Fire Company, P.O. Box 136, Clarendon NY 14429.

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


 

Posted August 02 2019
John B. Wing

John Wing

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John B. Wing, 85, of Holley and Kendall, passed away July 31, 2019. He was born Nov. 22, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio, a son of the late Clarence and Utilia Wing, and he moved to Rochester as a young child.

John served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to his wife, Ann, in June 1958. In 1970, he moved to Holley, and he remained there until his kids were grown and on their own. In the summer of 1987, he moved to Kendall and, in 2015, moved to Brockport. John retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1990, and he also served as a part time police officer in Holley for several years. For many years, John was very active in the Kendall Lions Club and enjoyed playing “cards with the boys.” He was a former board member of the Lakeside Hospital Foundation. John was always busy but, most of all, he loved spending time with his family, kids and grandkids.

He was predeceased by his brother, David Wing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ann G. (Cushing) Wing; children, Vikki (Mark) Donnelly of Brockport and Christopher (Denise) Wing of Holley; grandchildren, Tara (Adam Morrell) Townsend of Washington DC, Elissa (Michael) Maxson of Rochester, Nicole (Eric) Gallert of Holley, Mark (Heather) Wing of Holley, and Amanda Wing of Rochester; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher, Lily, Allison, Hayden, Joseph, Bennett and Geraldine; sister, Hillary (Clint) Wing-Richards of Virginia; brother, Joseph Wing of Maryland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Route 31, Holley, on Mon., Aug. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kendall Lions Club, P.O. Box 416, Kendall NY 14476.

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


 

Posted August 01 2019
Alan J. Goda

Alan Goda

Alan J. Goda, 53, of Lyndonville and Stanley, N.Y., passed away quietly at home on Tue., July 30, 2019.

A memorial service will be held Tue., Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 57, Hall NY 14463.

Alan was born Feb. 10, 1966 in Kenmore, N.Y., the son of Ronald Goda and Donna Hale Goda. He graduated from Lyndonville Central School in 1985. Alan received an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree, Electronic Technician, from Alfred State College in 1987.

Alan married Dawn Austin on Feb. 17, 1996 in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. He started his business, Austin Instrumentation of Ontario County, in 1998.

Alan enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a member of Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers. He enjoyed fixing old trucks and tractors with his son. They worked together to restore his 1952 TO30 Massey-Ferguson tractor. Alan was actively involved in Boy Scout Gorham Troop 63.

Alan is survived by his wife of 23 years, Dawn M. Goda; one son, Alan John Goda Jr.; his mother, Donna (William) Fox; his father, Ronald (Georgia Redding) Goda; one sister, Teresa (Brian) Payne; father- and mother-in-law, Claude (Arlene) Austin; sister-in-law, Pamela (Chris) Murray; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Austin; three nieces and five nephews, Cora Payne, Xander Payne, Bradley Murray, John Murray, Joseph Murray, Natasha Austin, Katrina Austin and Dominic Austin; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Goda family.


 

Posted July 31 2019
Lola L. Burt

Lola Burt

Lola L. Burt, 55, of Waterport, entered into rest on Tue., July 30, 2019 at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1963 in Lockport, Lola was a daughter to Helen L. (Harman) and the late Roger J. Gilbert. She attended Medina High School, and she married Mark A. Burt on July 15, 1983. Lola worked at several restaurants in the area over the years. She was a bartender at Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion in Medina and also worked as a cook at the Four C’s Marina at Point Breeze. She enjoyed bowling, was a Coca-Cola enthusiast, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and her boys, who she loved “to the moon and back, baby.”

She is survived by her mother, Helen Gilbert; her five sons, John (Carla Petrillo) Burt, Timothy (Amy) Burt, Joshua (Kirstie Allen) Burt, Tanner Burt-Hodgins and Dillon Burt-Hodgins; five grandchildren, Lana Burt, Arletta Rosado, Kairi, Makayli and Tyson Burt; three sisters, Becky Lynn Platter, Melinda (Durwin) Young and Diana (David) Hubbard; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Mark Burt, in 1986; and her father, Roger Gilbert, in 1988.

Calling hours will be held on Sat., Aug. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.

The family would greatly appreciate memorial donations in Lola’s memory be made to the family.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted July 30 2019
Dee Hockenberry

Dee Hockenberry

Dee Hockenberry, of Rochester and Albion, passed away on July 27, 2019 at the age of 89.

Dee is predeceased by her parents, Lena Cunliffe and John Barnes; her sister, Patricia (Triss) Barnes; and her brother, J. David Barnes.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Tom; son, Eric; daughter, Candy (Jerry) Fasano; special niece, Kathi Hartgrove, and nephew, Jerry Hartgrove Jr.; brother-in-law, Charles (Cathy) Hockenberry of Arizona; brother-in-law, Jim (Joanne) Hockenberry of Pennsylvania; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her two beloved cats, Chita and Kibibi.

Dee was the author of 17 books featuring vintage teddy bears and animals. She was a contributing writer to Teddy Bear & Friends magazine. She and Tom loved to travel and visited 64 countries.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dee’s name may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411.

There will be no calling hours, and interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

To share a memory, please visit www.NewcomerRochester.com.


 

Posted July 30 2019
Scott M. Wilson

Scott Wilson

Scott M. Wilson, 46, of Albion, passed away on July 29, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. He was born March 31, 1973 in Salamanca, N.Y., a son of Donald and the late Suzanne (Dips) Wilson, and he lived in this area all of his life.

Scott graduated in 1992 from Albion High School, where he played football. He received his New York State electrician certification and worked at Norm Phillips Builders, building many houses. Scott was an avid sports fan who loved football and hockey. His favorite teams were Notre Dame and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He enjoyed listening to hard rock music – Judas Priest, AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses were some of his favorite artists. He idolized George Carlin, and he will be remembered as a smart aleck with a wicked sense of humor.

In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his great-grandmother, Nana Marker; paternal grandparents, Don and Elizabeth Wilson; and maternal grandmother, Mary Dips.

He is survived by his father, Donald (Julie) Wilson of Albion; brothers and sisters, Chad (Lisa) Wilson, Kristen Wilson, Steven Wilson and Kimberley Wilson, all of Albion; nephews and niece, Tyler, Damian, Drake, Aniela and Gavin; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Sat., Aug. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where his Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Brain Injury Association of America; or Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury, 300 Grant Ave., Lake Katrine NY 12449.

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


 

Posted July 29 2019
Roger K. Seefeldt

Roger Seefeldt

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Roger K. Seefeldt, 66, of Medina, passed away on Fri., Dec. 21, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital.

Born on Sept. 11, 1952 in Medina, he was the son of the late Charles and Lorraine (Brietsman) Seefeldt Sr.

Roger graduated from Medina High School in 1970. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a cook overseas in Germany. Upon returning home, he married the former Kathy Brown, and together they raised two daughters. Roger was a baker at Corky’s Bakery, and then he owned and operated the bakery known as The Donut Shack on Main Street in Medina. After that, Roger worked for Joe Russo Construction. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed woodworking, especially making birdhouses.

Roger is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathy Seefeldt; his daughters, Sherie Seefeldt and Jennifer (William) Ribbeck, both of Medina; two grandsons, Roger and William Ribbeck; four siblings, Emory (Becky) Seefeldt of Medina, Kay (Steven) Suzanne of Florida, Bruce (Sue) Seefeldt of Lyndonville, and Becky (Casey) Palmer of Stafford; five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenneth (Tina) Brown of California, Althea (Robert) Lindemuth of Lockport, Darvin (Joelle) Brown of Medina, Vanessa (Robert) Draper of New Jersey, and Jonathan (Melynda) Brown of Medina; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; and his faithful companions, Luna and Bandit.

Besides his parents, Roger is predeceased by his brother, Charles S. Seefeldt Jr., killed in action on May 8, 1967.

A graveside service will be held on Sun., Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at Bates Road Cemetery, Medina, with the Rev. Dean Shingleton officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Roger’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box #489, Albion NY 14411; or to Orleans County Joint Veterans Council, 13996 Rt. 31, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Roger at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.


 

Posted July 29 2019
Carol Jean Trotz

Carol Trotz

Carol Jean Trotz, 74, of Albion, passed away peacefully at Unity Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, on July 27, 2019. Carol was born April 14, 1945 to the late Frank Albertson and Violet Bennett.

Carol loved going to bingo every week, playing card games, going to yard sales, and being around her family.

In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her husband, Duane Trotz; son, Robert (Betty) Daniels; and sister, June Davis.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Sandi (Michael) Green; siblings, Ronald (Jill) Albertson, Frank Albertson, Patty (Bruce) Bennett, Lynda (Bob) Grabowski and Anne Winters; grandchildren, Thomas Edgtion, John (Gabrielle) Scurry, Jasmine (Samantha) Scurry, Christopher Porter, Joshua Daniels, Christina (Cory) McMurray, Amanda (Gary) Ettinger and Tim McMurray; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no service for Carol, as per her wishes. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Carol’s name to National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York NY 10016.

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


 

Posted July 29 2019
Loretta A. Durrant

Loretta Durrant

Loretta A. (Youngs) Durrant, of Albion and Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sun., July 28, 2019 at the age of 84.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Brady, Brenda (Daniel) Varnell, and Deanna (Mike) Campanelli; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.

She is predeceased by her husband, Herbert; and several brothers and sisters. She has moved on to her eternal home.

There will be no calling hours, and her graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Home Care and Hospice, 450 N. Main St., Warsaw NY 14569; or to the charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Genesee Senior Living for providing exceptional care for Loretta in her final days.

Loretta’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Loretta, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted July 29 2019
Carol M. Gentilcore

Carol Gentilgore

Carol M. Gentilcore, 64, of Holley, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2019 at the Martin Linsin Hospice Residence. She was born Oct. 16, 1954 in Rochester to Michael and the late Margaret (Farrugia) Gentilcore.

Carol loved watching Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Syracuse Orange, the movie “Top Gun,” and any movie with Patrick Swayze. She loved to crochet, knit, collect Santa and Christmas decorations and, most of all, spend time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her brother, Michael.

Carol is survived by her daughters, Michele (Ricky) Kirk and Jamie-Lynn (Dennis Bishop) Selden; father, Michael; boyfriend, Frank; grandchildren, Angela, Mia and Cali; siblings, Thomas (Victoria) Gentilcore, Sharon Gentilcore, and Anthony (Vincent) Gentilcore; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Carol’s name may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to American Lung Association National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford St., Suite 101, Hudson WI 54016-9316.

Carol’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, N.Y.

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


 

Posted July 29 2019
John M. Halliday

John Halliday

John M. Halliday, 78, of Holley, died July 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 15, 1941 in Dundee, Scotland, U.K., the son of the late John M. and Jessie (Yacamini) Halliday, and he lived in this area for 55 years.

John worked for 37 years as a plumber at Farash Corporation in Rochester. He loved to be on his computer, and he enjoyed golfing, shooting darts and, most importantly, spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Janet; daughters, June (Robert) Berger of Hamlin and Janette (Chris) Andrews of Kent; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; sister-in-law, Doreen Mackey of Canada; nieces; a nephew; and several family members in Scotland.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rt. 31, Holley, on Thu., Aug. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Fri., Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Holley.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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


 

Posted July 26 2019
John T. Grehlinger

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John T. “Jake” Grehlinger, 74, passed away on Wed., July 24, 2019 at the Batavia VA Medical Center.

Born on Sept. 25, 1944 in North Tonawanda, he was the son of the late Myron and Dorothy (Riter) Grehlinger.

John grew up in Lyndonville and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam from 1963 to 1966. Upon returning home, he worked for several companies, including Brown’s Fruit Farm, Abex, S.A. Cook Furniture, Peters Hardware and, lastly, at the parts counter with Crosby-Whipple. John enjoyed attending Lyndonville Presbyterian Church and loved to go sailboating. He also was a collector of automobiles and had a love for all types of music.

He is survived by a brother-in law, Roland Howell of Medina; a nephew, Peter Howell of Fairport, N.Y.; and many good friends, including Eric and Michelle Harling of Lyndonville.

John is predeceased by a brother, Peter; two sisters, Jean Howell and Marilyn Blackwood; and a niece, Claudia Allevato.

There are no calling hours. A graveside committal will be held on Wed., July 31 at 11 a.m. at Lynhaven Cemetery, with the Rev. Martha Mitchell officiating. Full military honors will be accorded.

Memorials may be made in John’s name to Orleans County Joint Veterans Council, 13996 Route 31, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of John at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.


 

Posted July 26 2019
Patricia S. Tabor

Patricia Tabor

Patricia S. Tabor, 74, of Medina, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wed., July 24, 2019 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Pat was born in Albion, June 8, 1945, a daughter of the late Gertrude E. (Fassett) Tabor and Vincent A. Tabor. A graduate of Kendall High School, she was a lifelong resident of Orleans County. She was employed by General Electric and worked at Fisher-Price for many years. Pat loved to read and was a big fan of the Giants.

She is survived by her sisters, Christine Tabor, Sally Tabor, Marjorie (Maynard) Manley, Janice (Theodore) Barrett, and Mitzi Boryzewski; brothers, Wesley (late Gloria) Tabor, Leslie (Barbara) Tabor, Daniel (Shelia) Tabor, David (Carol) Tabor and Michael (Faye) Tabor; her aunt, Lillian Hinckley; her good friend, Mary George; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her father, Vincent, in 1963; mother, Gertrude, in 1993; and two brothers, Nicholas J. Tabor and Charles A. Tabor Sr.

Friends may call on Tue., July 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Vincent Iorio, pastor of Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina NY 14103. Please share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted July 25 2019
Mario Mana

Mario Mana

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Mario “Mike” Mana, 71, of Albion, died July 24, 2019 surrounded by his family at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1947 in Auburn, N.Y., a son of the late Salvatore and Doris (Pealo) Mana, and he lived in this area most of his life.

Mike served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Veteran Bikers Motorcycle Club. He was an avid hunter who liked shopping at the Goodwill store. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will remember him as a jokester.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Louise; children, Mario Mana Jr. of California, Anthony (Kelly) Mana of Lyndonville, Angelo Mana, Christopher Mana and his wife of Florida, Katrina Mana of Oakfield, and Cassandra (Mike) Murphy of Florida; stepchildren, Laurie Froman and Sherrie Carter, both of Albion; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Taddeo of Florida and Dorothy (Ernie) Bullivant of Colorado; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Chadd Froman; sister, Janet Young; and brother, Roy VanPatten.

The family will receive friends on Mon., July 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where his memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. followed by military honors.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo NY 14215; or to Batavia VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia NY 14020.

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


 

Posted July 25 2019
Charles Marcinowski

Charles Marcinowski

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Charles “Charlie” Marcinowski, 73, of Aurora, Colo., passed away peacefully July 22, 2019 surrounded by his children. Charlie was born May 11, 1946 in Albion, son of the late Andrew “Jerry Penny” and Isabelle (Jablonski) Marcinowski. He lived in Medina the majority of his life before moving to Colorado in 2014 to be closer to his children.

He was a 1965 graduate of Medina High School. Charlie served his country in the U.S. Army until his discharge in 1971. He was a humble veteran of the Vietnam War. Following in his father’s footsteps, he was proudly employed by Niagara Mohawk Power as an electrical lineman for over 30 years before retiring in 2006. Charlie was a wonderful and caring soul – an amazing father, grandfather and friend. He was a jack of all trades who was there to offer help when you needed him. For that, he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his brothers, Bob Marcinowski and Ron (Ann) Marcinowski; brother-in-law, Richard Howes; son, Brian Marcinowski; daughter, Kelly (Brandon) Sewall; three grandchildren, Luke, Drew and Maya; three step-grandchildren, Drew, Luke and Lily; several nieces and nephews.

Besides both his parents, Charlie was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Howes.

The family would like to honor Charlie with a Celebration of Life to be held at the Butts-Clark Post 204 American Legion, 305 N. Main St., Medina, on Sat., Aug. 3 beginning at 3 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to join. Burial will take place at the family’s discretion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Charlie’s name may be made to Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion, 305 N. Main St., Medina NY 14103.


 

Posted July 25 2019
Donald R. DePalma

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Donald R. “Fuzzy” DePalma passed away suddenly on Tue., July 23, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1948, a son of the late Albert L. and Anna (Marchione) DePalma, and he was a lifelong resident of the Holley/Albion area, graduating from Holley High School in 1966.

Fuzzy owned and operated a farm on Fancher Road. He shared his love for farming with his many friends in the field of agriculture. Fuzzy served in the U.S. Army as a medic from 1969 to 1971 and was a member of the Holley VFW Post #202, as well as the Holley American Legion Jewell Buckman Post #529.

Fuzzy is survived by his daughters, Meaghan DePalma-Whelan of North Augusta, S.C., and Lynette DePalma of St. Clairsville, Ohio; a brother, Carl DePalma of Buffalo; one niece; one nephew; and several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Albert O. DePalma.

There will be no calling hours. His graveside service with military honors will be held on Sat., July 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Albion. The family would like you to join them for a time of food and fellowship at the Albion Sheret Post #35 American Legion, 3429 Gaines Basin Road, Albion, at 12 p.m.

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


 

Posted July 24 2019
Roger Gregson

Roger Gregson

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Roger “Buck” Gregson, 75, of Gasport, entered into rest on July 23, 2019. He was born April 20, 1944 in North Tonawanda to the late Raymond and Mildred (Lawlor) Gregson.

Roger was predeceased by his sisters, Lorraine and Marie.

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Debbie; sons, Brian (Jill), Keith (Marci), and Adam (Melissa); grandchildren, Jacob, Cole, Zach, Carter, Mariana, and an expected grandson; sister, Betty (Tom) Wilke; brother, Robert (Rosemary); as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Fri., July 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport NY 14067, where his funeral service will be held on Sat., July 27 at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will take place at Hartland Central Cemetery, Gasport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Roger’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601.

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


 

Posted July 20 2019
Donna Priscilla Mele

Donna MelePriscilla Mele, 87, of Fancher, died July 20, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born July 6, 1932 in Holley, a daughter of the late James and Minnie (Sandow) Conn, and she lived in this area all of her life.

Priscilla was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In her later years, she worked at Meals on Wheels for more than five years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hank, in 2002; and her sisters, Bayonne Nesbitt and Nannette Ward.

She is survived by her son, Howard (Laurie) Mele of Fancher; grandchildren, Brandi (Ryan), Lisa and Dominic; great-grandchildren, Payton and Lincoln; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many loving friends and neighbors.

There will be no calling hours. Her graveside service will be held Wed., July 24 at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Holley.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

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


 

Posted July 20 2019
Ronald B. Kennedy

Ronald KennedyAmerican flagRonald B. Kennedy, 78, of Hamlin, died July 18, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 10, 1940 in Gouverneur, N.Y. to Michael and Dorothy Kennedy, and he lived in this area for more than 50 years.

Ron was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of the Fancher, Hulberton and Murray Fire Department. He was also a member of the Orleans County Boots and Saddle Club. He enjoyed fishing, Western movies, horses and NASCAR. Ron had previously raised Siberian Husky dogs, but his true love was being an over-the-road trucker.

Mr. Kennedy was predeceased by a son, Bradley Dean Kennedy.

He is survived by his children, Ed (Lisa) Kennedy of Kent, Colleen Davidson of Hamlin, Ron (Alyssa) Kennedy of Holley, and Jerry (Missy) Kennedy of Kent; brothers, Jon (Sue) Kennedy and Jerry Histman, both of Gouverneur; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Bonnie Gekoski of Kendall.

The family will receive friends on Thu., July 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rt. 31, Holley, where his funeral service will be held Fri., July 26 at 11 a.m.

Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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