Posted October 23 2019
Posted October 23 2019
Kelly Lynn Russo Duffield
Kelly Lynn Russo Duffield, 49, of Medina, loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend, entered into rest on Mon., Oct. 21, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born March 22, 1970 in Medina, Kelly was the daughter of Joseph R. and Debra S. (McCauley) Russo. She graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1988. Shortly before her graduation, her family opened Rudy’s Diner in May of 1988 in Medina, where Kelly worked tirelessly for the past 30 years. An extremely hard worker and excellent cook, Kelly eventually took over ownership from her parents. Rudy’s has become a staple in the community not only as a restaurant, but also as a special place for family, friends and community members to gather. When she wasn’t tending to the diner, Kelly enjoyed spending time with her family and her many pets, camping up at the lake, and expressing her artistic talent by making dolls and other crafts, which she often gifted to her friends. Kelly was a compassionate person and was known to help anyone in need. A loving family member, friend, employer, and kind soul, Kelly will be missed by many.
She was predeceased by her father, Joseph R. Russo, on June 3, 2019; and her grandmother, Helen T. Mauragis, on Nov. 17, 2016; both of whom were very dear to her.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Russell Duffield Jr., whom she married Aug. 31, 2013; mother, Debra S. Russo; twin sons, Brett (Brooke) Hoffmeister and Brody (Jenna) Hoffmeister; daughter, Aubrey Hoffmeister; stepchildren, Devin (Amber) Stevenson, Russell (Britney) Duffield III and Lillian Duffield; grandchildren, Nathan, Alaina, Brayden and Bentley; brother, Anthony Russo; nieces, Eden, Francesca and Charlotte Russo; great-nephew, Kolton Cooke; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Friends and family are invited to call on Sun., Oct. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kelly’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Please share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 23 2019
Ronald Lee Nichols Jr.
Ronald Lee Nichols Jr., known as “Munchkin,” “RJ” and “FatFat,” passed away peacefully in his home, with his support dog, Clover Lily, by his side, on Oct. 20, 2019.
He is survived by his parents, Katie Riley and Ronald (Erica) Nichols; stepbrother, Garrett Austin; paternal grandparents, Ronnie and Jeannine Nichols; aunts and uncles, Jean (George Harriger) Riley, Sarah (Thomas) Schreiber, Charlie Crapo and Anthony (Brandi) Nichols; first cousins, Victoria, Lena, Shane, Tyler, Greyson and Logan; paternal great-grandmother, Roxie Nichols; and many second uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Gayle Crapo, Thomas and Carol Riley.
A special thanks to Hospice and Essential Care, as well as all the doctors, nurses, and medical personnel who have been on this journey with us.
Munchkin was a true inspiration, and his love was endless and unconditional. His 19 years on this Earth was spent touching the lives of the people who crossed his path. While he was never able to verbally say, “I love you,” his eyes always said it for him. He had an infectious smile that would light up any room. He was well known for being loving, funny, and a bit mischievous. He loved playing Patty Cakes with his Papa, and he never missed an opportunity to snatch anyone’s hair and pull them close to his face for kisses. He enjoyed ripping up his mom’s magazines and floating around in the pool. Many hours were spent with him throwing anything he could reach to make everyone pick them up and give them back, just so he could laugh and do it again. He simply loved life! Everyone knew how special he was from the day he was born, and his light will forever shine through those who loved him.
Relatives and friends may visit Lombardo Funeral Home, Northtowns Chapel, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert/Sheridan Drive, on Thu., Oct. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow at 5 pm. Rev. Becky Naber will officiate.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future for family and friends.
Posted October 21 2019
Arline B. Powley
Arline B. Powley, of Glassboro, N.J. and formerly of Barker, entered into rest on Oct. 11, 2019. Born May 6, 1925 in the Town of Somerset, she was the eldest daughter of the late Veron and Lucille Bateman. During World War II, she worked for Harrison Radiator Division of G.M.C. in Lockport. Mrs. Powley later worked as a teacher and taught in various fields, from adult education to Sunday School. She was known for her red hair, her long legs, and her love of reading. Mrs. Powley was a former Girl Scout leader and was a 70-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Van R. Powley, on Oct. 28, 2016.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ruth Sato and Vanessa L. Powley, and their husbands, Mickey Sato and Donald Underwood, respectively; grandchildren, Shane Sato, Natasha Endo and Van Sato; four great-grandchildren, Aya and Koko Sato, Ren and Jene Endo; and her two sisters, Marilyn (Skip) Mitchell and Sandra Hoffman.
Her graveside committal service will be held on Sat., Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at West Ridgeway Cemetery (corner of Ridge Road/Rt.104 and Marshall Road, Medina). Rev. Merrill Bender, pastor of County Line United Methodist Church in Barker, will officiate. Her memorial service will be held in Mays Landing, N.J. at the Weymouth United Methodist Church on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to County Line United Methodist Church, 1385 County Line Road, Barker NY 14012.
Local arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 21 2019
Catherine G. Chwiecko
Catherine G. “Georgia” Chwiecko, 94, of Holley and Rochester, passed away Oct. 19, 2019. She was born Dec. 12, 1924 in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of the late Arnold and Lillian (Stanton) Foster.
Georgia was a longtime employee of Rochester Telephone, where she was an operator. She spent several years running businesses with her late husband, and together they enjoyed spending the winters in Florida. In her spare time, she enjoyed boating on Canandaigua Lake, riding motorcycles, racing cars, and roller skating.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Chester; and son, Joseph Andreano.
Georgia is survived by her children, Holly (Paul) Moore of Holley and Ernest (Pam) Andreano; grandchildren, Jasen, Benjamin, Krysten, Katie, Justin, Derek, Daniel and Douglas; 16 great-grandchildren; beloved lifelong friend, Lois Baker; and “daughters,” Tina and Shannon.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley NY 14470, on Fri., Oct. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. A time to celebrate her life and share special memories will follow at 6 p.m.
Private burial will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Memorials in Georgia’s name may be made to Wende Logan Breast Clinic, 170 Sawgrass Drive, Rochester NY 14620.
To share a special memory of Catherine, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 19 2019
Ida “Linda” “Poochie” Callicutt-Sisson, of Albion, passed away peacefully Oct. 18, 2019. Linda was born Jan. 11, 1951 in Rockingham, N.C. to the late James T. Wall Sr. and Effie Wall.
Linda was well known in the community for her many years of working as a nurse, attending church and singing in the community choir. Linda had a laugh that was contagious and known miles away. She loved to travel and to attend sporting events, musical concerts, festivals and, most importantly, the casino. She was always up for an adventure and was the life of the party. Linda’s true love was spending time with her family and friends. She was one of the kindest people you would ever meet, for she always opened her heart and home to anyone, and she will be deeply missed.
Linda was predeceased by her mother; her father; her husband, Joe D. Callicutt Sr.; her daughter, Kathleen “Kat” Callicutt; and her granddaughter, Ciara Callicutt.
She is survived by her “boys,” Ronald (Tisha) Wall of Newark, Del., Joe (Pam) Callicutt Jr. of Gates, N.Y., Rayford (Sarah) Callicutt of Albion, Andre (Laurie) Callicutt of Hingham, Mass., and Shawn (Stephanie) Callicutt of Albion; her siblings, Evelyn Rush, Laura (Andrus) Rodriguez, Christine (Johnny) Smith, Evangelist Peggy (Liddon) Bullock, James T. Wall Jr., Ray Charles Wall, and Mary Darlene Wall; her grandchildren, Joseph, Rayford Jr., Marque, Hailee, Isaiah, Rylend, Logan, Avery and Landyn Callicutt; her great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Wed., Oct. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held on Thu., Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at Albion First Presbyterian Church, 29 E. State St., Albion NY 14411.
To share a special memory of Linda, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 19 2019
Lawrence H. Wolfe
Lawrence H. “Larry” Wolfe, 87, of Waterport and formerly of Greece, passed away Oct. 19, 2019 at Hildebrandt Hospice Center. Larry was born May 13, 1932 in Rochester, a son of the late Lawrence E. and Ruth (Lane) Wolfe.
Larry and his wife, Shirley, were 50-year residents of Greece before moving to Waterport in 1992. Larry was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, a member and past Grand Knight of the Albion Knights of Columbus, and a member and past Faithful Navigator of the Joan of Arc Assembly 4th Degree. He was a former member of the executive board for the Lewiston Trail Council BSA (Iroquois Trail Council).
Larry worked as a machinist for 31 years at Eastman Kodak Company. He was a member of the Barnard Fire Company and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was a member of the 98th Division Band, serving as Drum Major.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley; son, Eric (Ellen) Wolfe of Greece; grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan; brothers, Norman (Joanne) Wolfe of Spencerport and Raymond (Colleen) Wolfe of Greece; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Tue., Oct. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Larry’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wed., Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, 106 S. Main St., Albion. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lifetime Care Hospice or the Iroquois Trail Council BSA.
To share a special memory of Larry, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 16 2019
Louis D. Salen
Louis D. Salen, 93, of Jensen Beach, Fla., passed away on Oct. 5, 2019. He was born Aug. 19, 1926 in Harborcreek, Pa. to the late Theodore and Opal (Bidwell) Salen. Louis graduated from North East High School and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from May 1944 to Sept 1946. He married his beloved wife, Roselyn (Muscarella) Salen, on Sept. 10, 1949, and Roselyn predeceased him in Dec. 2017. He graduated from Gannon College in 1950, furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh, Alfred University and Cornell University, and finished his Masters of Administration and Specialist in Education (SEA) from the University of Buffalo. In 2004, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Gannon University.
Louis started his long career in education as a math and science teacher in Greenwood, N.Y. He moved into a supervising principal position at Bradford Central School in 1955, then became superintendent at Brocton Central School in 1962, and finally superintendent at Lyndonville Central School in 1966. In 1973, he became Assistant Superintendent in Charge of Instruction at Orleans Niagara BOCES, and he retired from there in 1983. In July 1986, he was recruited for the Executive Director position at the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) of Orleans County, and he remained there until September 1989.
Lou was very active in his community and church. He was involved in the American Legion since 1946, was a Boy Scout Assistant Leader in Bradford, N.Y., was a Neighborhood Commissioner, and was honored for 20 years of distinguished service by the Lewiston Trail Council District. He was also a member of the Masons in Greenwood and Bradford, becoming Master of the Lodge in Bradford. He was a volunteer fireman in Greenwood and was a very active member of the Lion’s Club, which he joined in 1962 in Brocton and continued serving for almost 50 years before retiring in 2012 from the Lyndonville branch, where he served as President, Secretary and Treasurer over 15 years. His service also included: Orleans County IDA Board of Directors, Chairman of 1982 Niagara County ARC Executive Board, Niagara County CETA Advisory Board, New York State Council of Migrant Education, Orleans County Cooperative Extension Executive Board, Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, Town of Yates Planning Board (Chairman for 20 years), Town of Yates Board of Assessment Review (Chairman), Community Water Advisory Committee for the Town of Yates and the Village of Lyndonville (Chairman), Orleans County Private Industry Council, and Member and President of Orleans Niagara BOCES Board of Education.
Along with his wife, Lou was a District Representative for American Field Service (AFS) in western New York for almost 20 years. While serving in that capacity, he and Rose hosted two foreign exchange students, Erika (Ulf) Achleitner of Austria and Miguel (Clarice) Vicari of Brazil.
Lou and Rose joined the United Methodist Church in Greenwood in 1952 and remained active UMC members in Lyndonville. Sunday School teacher, lay leader and lay speaker were just a few of Lou’s roles within the church community. He also served as Chairman of Batavia District Laity Leadership Committee of the UMC.
After retirement, Lou very much loved spending time with his family and friends, and he also enjoyed golfing and traveling. After moving to Florida, Lou and Rose continued as active members and volunteers in their church community in Jamaica Bay.
Louis was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Roselyn; brother, Stanley; and sister, Eileen (Thompson).
He is survived by his children, Louann (Larry) Manning, Wayne (Nancy) Salen and Lisa (Christopher) Lima; his sisters, Bonnie (Mike) Alcorn and Peggy (David) Foster; grandchildren, Lindy Thering, Wesley (Sara) Salen, Janelle (Scott) Harvey, Aislinn Manning, Alexandria Lima, Mandy (Frank) Sarhan, Sheri Manning and Chris Manning; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Lou will be remembered for his sense of humor, his friendly and noble character, and lively conversations about everything and anything. He had a special twinkle in his blue eyes when he smiled, which was often, that will be greatly missed.
Family and friends can join in a celebration of Louis’ life on Sat., Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Lyndonville.
Memorial gifts may be made in Lou’s name to United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098; or to American Legion Post 1603.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Louis at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.
Posted October 15 2019
Richard H. Smith
Richard H. Smith, of Kendall, passed away on Oct. 5, 2019 at the age of 72.
He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah “Debbie;” his children, Tim (Denise) Smith, Tom Smith and Tricia Smith; his brother, David (Katherine) Smith; his grandchildren, Dyllan Ross, Alexandra (Nick) Nundy, Julia Smith, Caroline Smith, CaSandra (Isaac Jr.) Jasso, Margarita Mendez, Jesus Mendez Jr., Maya Mendez, and Lindsay Sandoval; and his great-grandchildren, Bailee Baker and Aubree Nundy.
Family and friends were invited to call on Fri., Oct. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., 735 East Ave., Hilton. Richard’s funeral service took place on Sat., Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. at Kendall United Methodist Church, 1808 Kendall Road, Kendall NY 14476. Interment took place at Lakeside Cemetery at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kendall United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were completed by Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton.
Posted October 15 2019
Richard P. Berner
Richard P. “Dick” Berner, 70, of Gasport, died tragically from a tree cutting accident at his home on Mon., Oct. 14, 2019.
He was a lifelong resident of Gasport and a 1967 graduate of Royalton-Hartland Central School. He joined the Army National Guard in 1969 and served for 27 years, retiring with an honorable discharge as a Sergeant First Class. He worked full time for the Department of Defense, Army National Guard, as a maintenance technician/supervisor at both the Lockport and Connection Street armories. In 1985, Richard was selected to attend Reforger training in Germany and was on state active duty several times throughout his military career. At the time of his passing, he was employed as a shuttle driver by Mike Smith Buick GMAC, Inc., Lockport.
Richard was a volunteer member of the American Red Cross, participating in several relief efforts in the aftermaths of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, among others.
He was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Lockport. He served terms on the church council, was an usher, and served on the Church Property Committee.
Richard loved nature, hiking in the woods, and vegetable and herb gardening, and he canned and froze his own produce.
He is survived by of his wife, Rhonda (Rosenthal); children, Jessica Berner (Jim) Heideman and Aaron (Jennifer) Berner; grandchildren, Jacob and Owen Berner, Jay and Gavin Heideman; his wife’s sister-in-law, Linda (late Ronald) Rosenthal; nephews, Timothy and Johnathon Rosenthal; nieces, Sara (Mark) Moore, Colleen Rosenthal and Kimberly (Craig) Oliver; three great-nieces and four great-nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Richard’s funeral service will be held Thu., Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 185 Locust St., Lockport NY 14094. Interment will be in Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First English Lutheran Church, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Richard’s arrangements have been entrusted to Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, Gasport, N.Y. To share a special memory of Richard, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 15 2019
Lynn Margot (McElwee) McCarthy
Lynn Margot (McElwee) McCarthy, 83, of Penfield, N.Y. and formerly of Medina, passed away after a brief illness on Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Born May 4, 1936 in Medina, Lynn was the daughter of the late David William and Kathryn (Stocking) McElwee, both Medina natives. She was a graduate of Medina High School, class of 1954. Before marriage, she worked as a telephone operator for New York Telephone in Medina. She moved to Rochester in the 1960s, took a job with Rochester Telephone as an operator, married and had two sons. She retired from Rochester Telephone in 1996 and lived her later retirement years in Victor, tending to her beloved grandchildren. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America civic organization.
She is survived by her two sons, Peter M. (Stacey) McCarthy of Fairport and Patrick T. McCarthy of Farmington; seven grandchildren, Ciara McCarthy, Patrick McCarthy, Ashleigh McCarthy, Aislinn McCarthy, Errina McCarthy, Rhianna McCarthy and Declan McCarthy; three step-grandchildren, Maxwell, Sophia and Calvin Erickson; sisters, Gale M. Booth of Victor and Mary Candice (John) Masters of Farmington; brothers, H. Patrick (Trudy) McElwee of Fort Collins, Colo. and J. Michael (Peggy) McElwee of Liverpool; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Sue Ann (late Robert) Sullivan; and her brother, David Warren “Buz” McElwee.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Fri., October 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share condolences and memories at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 14 2019
Robert G. Eddy
Robert G. Eddy, 81, of Albion, died unexpectedly on Oct. 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1938 in Albion and was a lifelong resident of this area.
Robert was an avid reader who especially liked to use his Kindle. He was known for being a handyman who loved to go out to his shop and do woodworking projects. His greatest love, however, was to spend time playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Eddy was predeceased by a sister, Barbara.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol; his children, Daniel Eddy of New Jersey and Cynthia (Gary) Delaura of Albion; siblings, Donald, Billy, Gail, Beverly and Mary; grandchildren, Danielle, Rachel, Rebecca, Cheryl and Caroline; great-grandchildren, A.J., Adrien, Braeydon, Cassandra and Riley; as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Robert’s memorial service on Fri., Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 6215 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100, Buffalo NY 14221.
To share a special memory of Robert, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 14 2019
Richard M. Forder
Richard “Woodchuck” “Ricky” Forder, 20, of Albion, died suddenly Oct. 10, 2019. He was born Sept. 13, 1999 in Brockport, a son of Chris (Roy) Miller and Stephen Forder.
Richard graduated from Lyndonville Central School in 2018 and, while there, enjoyed playing basketball and baseball, hanging out with friends, and going fishing. He then got a job at Lake Ontario Fruit in Albion and, for the short amount of time he was there, he enjoyed going to work every day and gained many friendships. In his free time, he loved playing games with his friends and cousins. Every day was full of music and dancing. For Richard, the most important things in life were his relationships with family and friends, and making sure everyone was happy and having a great time. His favorite response to everything was, “Mayonnaise.”
We will love you forever.
He was predeceased by his grandmother, Rachel Miller; and grandfather, Richard Forder.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Jessica Forder, Megan Forder, Morgan Forder, Christina Miller, Seath Forder, Trevor Forder and Logan Forder; his girlfriend, Adrianna Johnson; maternal grandparents, Nancy Wisnies and Raymond McIntyre; paternal grandmother, Martha Meister; aunts and uncles, Laura (Terry) Stephens, Tausha (Cody) Miller, Brian (Cherie) Forder, Richard Forder Jr., Debra Forder and Scott Forder; and cousins, Daniel, Edward, Russell, Ashlee, Jimmy, Karlee, Kollin, Machara, Katie, Jonathan, Carlise, Travis and Jason.
The family will receive friends on Wed., Oct. 16 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where his funeral service will be held Thu., Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ricky’s family.
To share a special memory of Ricky, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 13 2019
Mary A. Klotzbach
Mary A. Klotzbach, 98, of Albion, went to be with the Lord on Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 at The Villages of Orleans in Albion. She was born on April 8, 1921 in Hornell, N.Y., a daughter of the late Fredrick and Lula (Bartel) VanDruff.
Mary grew up in Hornell and then lived in Tioga, Pa. before settling back to Wellsville, N.Y. while she attended three years of Bible College. On July 3, 1948, she married the late John P. Klotzbach, and they settled in Albion.
Mary worked for 13 years at General Electric in Brockport, and she also worked as a tailor for Perfecto Dry Cleaners in Albion. In her later years, she cared for the elderly in their homes. Mary was a devout member of Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, for which she and her husband ministered to the patients of North Wing at Medina Hospital every Sunday for many years. She also was a member of the woman’s ministry and was a Sunday School teacher for the children’s ministry. She enjoyed flower gardening and sewing, specializing in making wedding gowns. Mary also enjoyed spending time with her loving family.
Mary is survived by her three sons, John “J.P.” Klotzbach of Albion, Dayton (Sandy) Klotzbach of Virginia and Darrell (Vicky) Klotzbach of Medina; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Paul (Marion) VanDruff of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call on Thu., Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. with the Pastor, Rev. Daniel A. Thurber, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Albion Cemetery.
Per Mary’s wishes, please make memorials to Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Mary at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.
Posted October 12 2019
Norman C. Wilson Sr.
Norman C. Wilson Sr., 92, of Medina, died on Oct. 11, 2019. He was born June 4, 1927 in Lockport.
He lived in Rochester for many years and then moved to Medina, where he worked for Lapp Express Company as a driver/dispatcher. He retired as a Teamster of Local 375 in Buffalo, then worked at Armstrong Pumps in North Tonawanda for another ten years. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army with the 1257th Service Command Unit and was a special chauffeur for the United Nations.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Society in Medina for over 50 years, VFW Lincoln Post 1483 in Medina, Jr. Wilson Sportsmen’s Club in Medina, and the Medina Lodge of Masons #336, where he received his 50-year certificate in 2007. He was past Grand Lodge Officer of the Masons for New York State. In 1970-1971, he served as District Deputy for Niagara and Orleans counties, and he was a past member of the Alpha-Omega Council of Royal and Select Masters, Medina Chapter 281 of the Royal Arch Masons. In Lockport, Norm belonged to American Legion Post 410, Dale Association of Senior Citizens, and Elks Lodge 41, where he received the Elk of the Year Award in 2005. He also belonged to the I.O.O.B. Club in Alexandria, Va. Norm was also a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Norm enjoyed bowling and woodworking, making birdhouses and feeders.
He is predeceased by his wife, Marian I. (Thompson) Wilson of Lockport; daughter, Kathy Ann Wilson of Newark; and brother, Frederick T. Wilson of Alexandria.
Norm is survived by his son, Norman K. (Susan) Wilson Jr. of Lockport; daughter, Debra L. (Robert) Jones of Medina; grandsons, Brian M. Wilson of Tampa, Fla. and Andrew J. Dotterweich of North Tonawanda; granddaughters, Stacy R. (Matt Summers) Wilson of Lackawanna and Amy K. Dotterweich of North Tonawanda; great-grandson, Theo W. Summers of Lackawanna; several nieces and nephews; and his very dear friend, Dorothy C. Stockton.
Relatives and friends may call Wed., Oct. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, where a memorial service will be held Thu., Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport NY 14094.
Posted October 11 2019
Brooke Elisabeth Allen
Brooke Elisabeth Allen, 21, of Lyndonville, went to be with the Lord on Thu., Oct. 10, 2019. She was born on July 4, 1998 in Medina, a daughter of Jason Allen and Amanda Howell.
Brooke graduated from Lyndonville Central School in 2016 and was taking online college classes to pursue a degree in counseling. She was employed at Lake Ontario Fruit in Albion. Brooke was a devoted and loving mother to her 1½-year-old son, River.
Brooke is survived by her mother, Amanda (Andrew Joy) Howell of Lyndonville; her father, Jason (Kathy Reid) Allen of Lyndonville; paternal great-grandmother, Joan Dunn of Lyndonville; paternal grandmothers, Joanne Goldsmith of Lyndonville and Patricia “Nana” Higgins of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Randy (Jan) Heideman of Lyndonville and Mike (Darlene) Zeliff of Lyndonville; siblings, Devon Allen of Lyndonville, Natalie Regling of Barker, Brynn Howell of Lyndonville, Alivia Reid of Niagara Falls, Alyssa Haskins of Corfu, Andrew Haskins of Arizona and Hailee Lombardo of Lyndonville; aunts and uncles, Gretchen (Chris) Albone of Lyndonville, Brian Howell of Lyndonville, Chip (Kristy Marshall) Heideman of North Carolina, Joseph Zeliff of Middleport, James (Kari) Zeliff of Lyndonville, Kathryn (Eric) Zimmerman of Oakfield, Joshua Zeliff of Albion, Jodi (Dean) Amsdill of Lyndonville, Jamie Amsdill of Lyndonville, Jackie Amsdill of Lyndonville, Jay (Stacey) Heideman of Lyndonville, Jeremy (Charlie Tanner) Smith of Lyndonville, Josh Amsdill of Lyndonville, Tina Marie and Steve Spalla of California, and Ricky Reid of Corfu; special family members, Geness (Joe Velez) Joy, Devon (Courtney) Joy, Dawson (Jasmine Plummer) Joy and Dustin (Lexi Montez) Joy; many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as many loving, close friends.
Brooke is predeceased by great-grandparents, Milford Dunn, Lorrie Howell, Fred and Gert Goldsmith; and grandfather, Paul Howell.
Relatives and friends may call on Fri., Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Sat., Oct. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina NY 14103, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 19, with the Rev. Andy Sass officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Lynhaven Cemetery.
Memorials for Brooke may be made to the family for the loving care and support of her son, River.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Brooke at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.
Posted October 11 2019
F. Leslie Pinkowski
F. Leslie Pinkowski, 86, of Middleport and Gasport, died Oct. 10, 2019 in his home following a short illness. He was born May 23, 1933 in Niagara Falls and had lived in the Middleport area since 1997.
Les was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and was also a member of Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and a past president of the Grand Island Rotary Club. He and his wife, Elaine, bred, raised and showed champion Cavalier King Charles spaniels, cocker spaniels and Bernese mountain dogs. Les was a member of the Bernese Mountain Club of America, the Niagara Cocker Spaniel Club, the North Coast Bernese Mountain Dog Club and the American Spaniel Club.
Mr. Pinkowski was predeceased by a sister, Roberta Ponn.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine; son, Michael (Kimbra) Pinkowski of Brighton; daughter, Teresa Fritschi of Scotland; and grandchildren, Kelsey Pinkowski and Michael Logan Pinkowski.
There will be no calling hours. Service and interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport NY 14094.
To share a special memory of Les, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 10 2019
Mark R. Griffin
Mark R. Griffin, 56, of Albion, died at his home Oct. 5, 2019. He was born Jan. 23, 1963 in Albion, a son of Richard Griffin and the late Janice (Minckley) Griffin, and he lived in this area all of his life.
Mark loved music, playing guitar, and animals – especially his beloved dog, Sophie.
Mark is survived by his son, Paul (Autumn Kupka) Griffin; his granddaughter, Angelique Griffin; his sisters, Sarah (Scott) Hess, Martha (Dean) London, and Elizabeth Mowers; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours or services. In honor of his dog, please make donations in Mark’s name to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Albion. To share a special memory of Mark, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 09 2019
Edward J. Jablonski
Edward J. Jablonski, 85, of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 7, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born in Medina on May 1, 1934 to Anthony and Sophie (Banazwski) Jablonski.
Edward is preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Marie Jablonski; and his siblings, Laura Clark, Helen Capelli, Josephine Ehrienreich, Matthew Jablonski, Dorothy Corica, and Charlotte Puccio.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Carol A. Jablonski; children, John E. (Mary Ann) Jablonski, Deborah Ann (Chuck Kenney) Patterson, Joseph A. Jablonski, and Catherine B. Yutzler; stepchildren, Brian C. (Marie) Kreppeneck and Rebecca L. (Vincent) Muffoletto; grandchildren, John Cromwell III, Christina (Cleo) Jones, Brooke (Jeremy) Beatty, J.T. Jablonski, Ashley (Michael) Flora, and Alec Yutzler; step-grandchildren, Jacob and Matthew Kreppeneck, Brynn, Elise and Maggie Muffoletto; great-grandchildren, Donte Quinones, Jackson Hicks, Mason and Logan Beatty; numerous nieces and nephews; dear friend, Richard Sherman; and faithful companion, Callie.
Ed was employed at General Motors – Harrison Radiator in Lockport for 45 years. After moving to Roanoke, he was owner/operator of Mr. Ed’s Quality Home Repair. He served in the Army National Guard as a sergeant, as a justice for the Village of Medina and the Town of Ridgeway, and as a trustee of the Village of Medina, and he was active in numerous community projects. Edward was a member of the Medina Athletic Club (Medina Macs semi-pro football team). He went on to receive the Medina High School Wall of Fame award for his athletic accomplishments. He enjoyed competing in marathons and triathlons, including the Empire State Games. After moving to Virginia, he and Carol enjoyed biking, hiking, canoeing and camping.
The family would like to thank Edward’s primary care physician, W. Craig Mitchell, M.D., for all the many years of wonderful care.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Edward’s life will be held at a later date in Medina.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in Edward’s name.
Arrangements were completed by Simpson Funeral Home.
Posted October 09 2019
Dennis J. O’Grady
Dennis J. O’Grady, 67, of Albion, entered into rest on Mon., Oct. 7, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 12, 1952, he was a son of James M. and Opal (Haugh) O’Grady. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1973 during the Vietnam era, and also in the Army Reserve for many years after. He was the owner/operator of Zeke’s Bottle & Can Redemption Center in Brockport. Dennis was a member of Sheret Post #35 American Legion and Strickland Post #4635 VFW in Albion. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and boating.
He is survived by his wife, Mary C. O’Grady of Albion, whom he married on May 16, 2004; his daughter, Erica O’Grady of Boulder, Colo.; his mother, Opal O’Grady of Middleport; four siblings, Karen (Edward) Beach of Sodus Point, Susan (Angel) Castillo of Newark, Danny (Mary Jane) O’Grady of Lockport, and Sheila Smith of Middleport; along with several brothers-in-law, sisters in-law, nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Dr. John Wickett in Batavia for his special care, the staff on the 8th floor unit 3600 at Strong Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care during Dennis’ illness, and all of the family and friends for their kindness and support during this difficult time. It is deeply appreciated by Mary and the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any memorial donations be made in Dennis’ memory to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.
Per Dennis’ wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 09 2019
Richard W. Truax
Richard W. Truax, 85, of Rochester and formerly of Gasport, died Oct. 7, 2019 in Highland Hospital following a long illness. He was born Jan. 22, 1934 in Gasport, a son of Perry and Mary (Sneiker) Truax, and he lived in the Rochester area for more than 30 years.
Richard was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a sergeant and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne from 1952 to 1955, and he was also a member of the VFW. He was an admirer of the outdoors, and he enjoyed a good cigar and a cold beer.
Mr. Truax was predeceased by six siblings. He is survived by his sister, Jeanette Hamminga of Olcott; as well as several nieces and nephews.
At Richard’s request, there will be no formal calling hours or services. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery.
To share a special memory of Richard, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 09 2019
Daniel E. Taylor
Daniel E. Taylor, 76, of Trinity, Fla., passed away Oct. 6, 2019 at Tampa General Hospital surrounded by his family.
Dan was born in Maspeth Queens, N.Y. in 1943 and moved to Lyndonville at the age of nine. He graduated in 1961 from Lyndonville Central High School, where he was a gifted athlete. Dan went on to play semi-pro football with the Medina Macs for two seasons. He joined the Air Force in 1963 and served until 1966. Dan married his high school sweetheart, Pat, in July 1966. Together, they raised two wonderful children. The family moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. in the summer of 1979. Dan coached Little League baseball and softball at Meadowlawn Little League, as well as Bandit Football for Northeast for many years. He owned the Family Bike Shop and eventually retired from Gulf Aluminum. Dan received a heart transplant in March 1998 at Tampa General. He never wasted a single day. Dan was a kind and generous man who loved God and his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, and he enjoyed playing cards, reading and camping. He spent time traveling the country and going on cruises. His beautiful voice and loving spirit will be remembered by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marion Taylor.
Dan is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Taylor; his children, Amy (James) Jones and Jeffery (Renee) Taylor; grandchildren, Sara (Corey) Coxwell, Jessica Taylor, Kaylyn Taylor, Daniel Taylor, Teresa French and Michael French; great-grandchildren, Logan Coxwell, Charlotte Coxwell, Spencer Taylor and Wade Reyes; sister, Norma Jean Pollard; brother, Mark (Lois) Taylor; along with many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dan’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sat., Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12609 Memorial Drive, Trinity FL 34655. Calling hours will precede the service at 10 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made in Dan’s name to American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, or Tampa General Hospital Foundation – Heart Transplant Research.
Posted October 08 2019
Raquel Rodriguez Galvan
Raquel Rodriguez Galvan, 56, of Lyndonville, went to be with the Lord on Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 at her home, with her loving family at her side.
Born on July 18, 1963 in Evanston, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Rafael and Mercedes (Cuellar) Rodriguez.
Raquel was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was a friend to all and was known for her beautiful spirit.
Raquel is survived by her husband of 25 years, Armando Galvan of Lyndonville; three children, Rachel Artica and Jose Acevedo, both of Rochester, and Yolanda Acevedo of East Bethany; ten grandchildren, Victoria Mercedes Artica, Tyerel Noel Wilson, Sarah Raquel Wilson, Christian Acevedo, Jonathan Benfer, Jasmine Acevedo Gonzalez, Angel Gabriel Acevedo Gonzalez, Izabella Bishop, Anabella Bishop, and Manolo Saldana Acevedo; four sisters, Araceli Rodriguez of Lyndonville, Rita Guzman of Colorado, Erlinda Zuniga of Lyndonville, and Margarita Aldaco of Albion; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may call on Thu., Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Services for Raquel will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Raquel’s name to Hospice of Orleans, P.O.Box 489, Albion NY 14411.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Raquel at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.
Posted October 07 2019
Gordon H. Tooley Jr.
Gordon H. Tooley Jr., 73, of Holley, died suddenly on Sat., Oct. 5, 2019.
He was born in Buffalo on Aug. 29, 1946 to Gordon H. Sr. and Charlotte E. (Powers) Tooley.
He lived most of his life in Batavia. Gordy was a member of the 101st Airborne Division in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he proudly served his country. After serving in the Army, Gordy spent 20 years as a dispatcher for various Western New York trucking firms through the 1970s and 1980s. From there, he started Blue Oasis Beverage Company, where he spent another 20 years “cruising around the countryside delivering water.” For the past 17 years, he was the owner/operator of the Holley Hotel.
The many who knew Gordy understood his strong Christian faith, love for his family, pride in his country, and undying devotion to the great Buffalo Bills. No one was a stranger, and there was rarely a moment when he didn’t have a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by his friends and loved ones.
He is survived by his beloved companion of 35 years, Kathy Blackburn of Medina; son, Gordon (Jamie) Tooley III of Ohio; three grandchildren, Isabelle, Tucker and Audrey; sister, Marcia Tooley of LeRoy; and Kathy’s son, Jim (Kelly) Blackburn and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother, Gary Tooley.
His memorial service will be held on Thu., Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 120 Park Ave., Medina. Military honors will be accorded at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gordy’s memory may be made to Grace Baptist Church; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 07 2019
Carolyn P. Beecher
Carolyn P. Beecher, 77, of Medina, entered into rest on Oct. 5, 2019 at Medina Memorial Hospital.
Born March 29, 1942 in Medina, Carolyn was a daughter of the late Ronald and Ethel (Male) Patten. She graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1960. Carolyn worked for White’s Greenhouse, Bells IGA as a cashier, and finally as a reservation officer at Darien Lake. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Medina and Johnson’s Creek Senior Citizens Club, and she was also a former member of the Red Hat Society. Carolyn volunteered with Twigs at Medina Memorial Hospital, in the activities department at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, and in the reading lab at Warren P. Towne Elementary School. Whether she was in a canoe or on the beach, she loved being on the water, and she was also an avid reader.
Carolyn was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Robert W. Beecher, on Jan. 31, 2016.
She is survived by her daughter, Deb Saunders of Medina; son, Craig Beecher of New Caney, Texas; five grandchildren, Patrick Burchard, Alicia Wylupek, Zachary Beecher, Brendan Beecher and William Beecher; two great-grandchildren, Savannah Burchard and Finn Barhydt; and two sisters, Sandy Terryberry and Donna (Francis) Grabowski.
Her graveside committal service will be held on Thu., Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. in Boxwood Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Eastlack will officiate.
Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 07 2019
Rhonda S. Yingling
Rhonda S. Yingling, 50, of Brighton, died unexpectedly Oct. 2, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1968 in Brockport and lived in Brockport, Holley and Brighton all of her life.
Rhonda graduated from Holley High School in 1987. After graduation, she attended Roberts Wesleyan College and then transferred to SUNY Brockport, from which she graduated and obtained her bachelor’s degree. Rhonda also received her degree as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She helped and guided many new dialysis patients based on her life experience. She worked at First Niagara Bank and Columbia Bank in Brockport, Key Bank in Rochester, Bells Supermarket in Brockport, and Jubilee in Holley. She loved baking, shopping, gardening, flowers, and her eBay business.
She was predeceased by her father, Paul Yingling.
She is survived by her mother, Arlene Weatherbee Kirkwood; her stepfather, Charles Beach; her beloved partner, Phil Bryant; her sister, Crystal Yingling of Florida; a niece and a nephew; several cousins; and the many friends she made at dialysis.
The family will receive friends on Sat., Oct. 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rte. 31, Holley, where her Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York NY 10016.
To share a special memory of Rhonda, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 07 2019
Lisa Wallace Smith
Lisa Wallace Smith, of Greece, N.Y., passed away on Oct. 3, 2019. Born March 21, 1958 in Greenwich, Conn., Lisa had a special light in her heart. She touched many people with her kind, loving character and was gifted with a special musical voice. She loved to sing and play her guitar and participated on various church worship teams, local bands and open mic nights. Lisa had a beautiful heart and a beautiful soul, and she showered everyone she knew with deep and relentless love. Recently, Lisa fought a difficult 21-month battle with ovarian cancer, but now she is free of her pain and suffering and instead in the company of Jesus and heaven’s saints.
Lisa is survived by her beloved husband, Michael J. Smith; son, Jason (Molly) Breen of Webster; daughter, Lindsey Breen of New York City; mother, Helen (late Herb) Brown of Clarence; father, Milt (Barb) Wallace of Ontario, Canada; sister, Sandy (Rob) Bouren of New Mexico; brother, Buddy (Diana) Wallace of New Paltz, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Sawyer, Hudson and Slater; her New Mexico nieces and nephews; her husband’s parents, Richard (Colleen) Smith of Albion; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kathleen Smith, Sharon (John) Gavenda, Debbie (Fred) Perrine, Tom (Darryl) Smith, and Gary (Ronda) Smith; stepson, Michael (Brooke) Smith; stepdaughter, Melissa (John O’Meara); as well as six grandkids who all loved her and who she adopted as her own.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Lisa on Fri., Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Oasis Christian Fellowship, 2070 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield NY 14526.
Lisa asked that any donations in her name be made to Highland Hospital/Palliative Care or an ovarian cancer fund.
Posted October 07 2019
Etta Mae Just
Etta Mae (Wojtkowski) Just, 96, of Gasport, died Oct. 6, 2019. She was born June 12, 1923 in Fair Haven, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Leona (Noaker) Hanney, and she lived in this area since 1942. Etta Mae was a member of the former St. Mary’s Church in Gasport, and she worked for Fisher-Price in Medina for 13 years, retiring in 1984.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Wojtkowski; her second husband, Harry Just; and her sister, Lou (Ed) Wojtkowski.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Michael) Rising of Conyers, Ga.; grandchildren, Angela (Leslie) Burchett, Kelly (Steven) Whire and Cheryl Rising; great-grandchildren, Jack Burchett, Kyla Burchett and Grant Lee Whire; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private burial service will be held at Cold Springs Cemetery.
Etta Mae’s arrangements have been entrusted to Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, Gasport. To share a special memory of Etta Mae, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 07 2019
Jack H. Bellack
Jack H. Bellack, 93, of Medina, passed away on Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion.
Born March 1, 1926 in Newberry, Mich., Jack was a son of the late Harry and Lillian (Slabodkin) Bellack. He worked in his family’s general store in Newberry from an early age. Sadly, his mother passed away when he was seven, and his father remarried his stepmother, Ida. He graduated from Newberry High School in 1943 and went on to graduate from Michigan Tech. While attending college, Jack was called to serve his country in World War II in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army infantry from 1944 to 1946 in the European Theater. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he sustained shrapnel injuries and frostbite injuries to his feet. Jack received two Purple Hearts for his brave service to the nation. Upon returning home, he continued his studies at Michigan Tech and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1949. While at college, he met and married the love of his life, the former Gloria “Mitzi” Kernanen, on June 18, 1948. For most of his engineering career, he worked at the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, retiring in 1987. He received his master’s degree in engineering administration in 1963 from Case Western Reserve University. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Mitzi, moved to North Carolina. They loved to travel and went on many cruises throughout the world, and they were also avid skiers. Jack was active in the IEEE, a professional engineering organization, for which he served as chairman of the Cleveland section. Among other pleasures, Jack enjoyed golfing, bowling, skiing, playing bridge, reading, and listening to classical music.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria “Mitzi” Bellack; daughter, Deb (Michael) Flaugher; and son, Dean (Carol) Bellack. He was the cherished grandfather of Shawn (Jennifer) Flaugher, Joe (Laura) Flaugher, Adam Bellack and Aleena (Rob) Emerson; and the adored great-grandfather of Conor, Cullen and Ceiren Flaugher, Mila, Fiona and Anna Flaugher, and Cameron Emerson. He is also survived by his brother, Phil (late Carol) Bellack; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Andrea Kinney; brothers, Ervin and Simon Bellack; and sister, Esther Bellack.
Calling hours will be held on Sun., Oct. 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. A memorial service will be held on Mon., Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at The Grove United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St., Medina. Military honors will be accorded at the church. Interment will be held at a later date in his family plot in Elo, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association; or to research for a cure for macular degeneration; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to United Way of Orleans County, P.O. Box 468, Albion NY 14411.
Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 05 2019
Charles D. Sutliff
Charles D. “Sutt” Sutliff, of Medina and originally from Bloomsburg, Pa., died peacefully in his home on Sept. 26, 2019 after battling COPD.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances “Frannie” Rice Sutliff; children, Robert (Vickie) Sutliff, D’Ann (Andy) Sutliff Klaver, and Stephen (Carol) Sutliff; and several grandchildren.
Charles is a 1956 graduate of Scott Township High School. He served in the United States Navy and was employed by Davenport Machine Tool Co. for 36 years.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are welcome to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Sutt at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.
Posted October 05 2019
Mark Dudwick, of Kent, lost his courageous battle with IPF.
Mark is predeceased by his mother, Janet (Daisy) Dudwick; father, Edwin Dudwick; brother, Dale; and sisters-in-law, Patricia Monica, Donna Applebee and Becky Monica.
Mark is survived by his husband, partner, and most beloved friend of 38 years, Richard Monica; his beloved daughter, Kathryn Eve-Lyn Monica; his three stepchildren, Jeremy Monica of Syracuse, Kami Ann Watkins of Solvay, N.Y. and Randee Elizabeth Szatanek of Solvay; five grandchildren, Joseph, Monica, Jessica, Tyler and Dominic; a sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Gloria of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Scott and Ken, both of Baldwinsville, and Tom of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many, many dear friends.
Mark will always be known for his expertise in the antiques field, and for his love for his basset hounds. He was a quick wit and a gentle, wonderful man. He was a 1969 graduate of Batavia High School, attended GCC, and was well known for his work at the Genesee Country Play House Theatre. He was in retail most of his life, and he also worked in banking for a few years. He ended his career in retail by helping to run Ridge Road Station in Holley, the largest Christmas store in Western New York – one of the most wonderful jobs he says he ever had. He loved that job and called himself the “The Head Elf” there.
Mark and Richard traveled all over the world but were always grounded at their home in the woods, which Mark couldn’t believe he owned – “Kentwood,” as he called it.
Per Mark’s wishes, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to PAWS Animal Shelter of Albion.
Mark’s arrangements have been entrusted to Merrill Grinnell Funeral Home, 21 West Ave., Albion, N.Y. To share a special memory of Mark, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 04 2019
Elizabeth Bartholomew (née Bieliski), 94, of Buffalo and formerly of Medina, entered into rest on Sat., Sept. 28, 2019 at the Terrace View Nursing Facility in Buffalo. Born Aug. 22, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Macioszek) Bieliski.
A graveside committal service will be held on Tue., Oct. 8 at 10:15 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 04 2019
Burl E. Dodson
Burl E. Dodson entered into rest on his 63rd birthday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Medina Memorial Hospital.
Burl was born Sept. 28, 1956 in Paris, Texas to Samuel E. Dodson and Janet (Woodworth) Doty. Burl attended high school in Valentine, Neb. and worked throughout his life as a stone mason and a cook. Burl married Sandy Gentry on April 1, 1975. Of this union, one child was born, Patricia Hope Dodson. Burl married Pam Dodson on July 12, 1986. Of this union, two children were born, Daniel Dodson and Amber Dodson. He ran BMW Masonry out of his home in Albion. He was also very active in Albion school functions and was a member of the PTA.
Burl is survived by three children, Patti (Jeremy) Lee-Smith of David City, Neb., Daniel (Jacquelynn) Dodson of North Java, N.Y. and Amber Dodson of Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren, Gentrie Dodson, Madison Lee, Angel Dodson, Gage Swan, Mykal Thousand, Finn Dodson and Willa Dodson; sister, Sondra (Dan) Adams of Wheatland, Iowa; brother, Wallace Dodson of Nebraska; nieces, Linda (James) Jones, Andrea (Jerry) Bopp, Amanda (Dwight) Wiese and Kaylee Hollandsworth; and nephews, Eric (Jenny) Colburn and Ty Hollandsworth.
He is predeceased by his parents; and by his sister, Joanna Kate Hollandsworth.
Services will be privately held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina NY 14103. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
Posted October 03 2019
Ellis D. Means
Ellis D. Means, also known as “Heavy,” 85, of Albion, died Sept. 27, 2019 in The Villages of Orleans Health & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. He was born March 9, 1934 in Spartanburg, S.C. and had lived in this area since the early 1960s.
Ellis was a United States Army veteran who was honorably discharged from the service on Dec. 7, 1955. He worked for many years at Duffy Mott Company in Holley, and he was also an accomplished barber. Ellis was a lover of music and would often be seen in his wheelchair singing a song. He also knew how to play the guitar. According to friends, Ellis was a community-minded person who was an advocate for helping people who were less fortunate than himself.
No immediate family survives him, but he leaves behind a godson, Jason Ellis; close friend, Theresa Smith; as well as many other friends, acquaintances, personal advocates and caregivers.
Anyone who wishes is invited to attend a memorial service for Ellis on Wed., Oct. 9 at 12 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion. Military honors will be conducted by the combined members of the Albion-Holley American Legion, the VFW and the Brockport Navy Club. Interment will be held at a later date in Pembroke National Cemetery.
To share a special memory of Ellis, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 03 2019
Eugene J. Stocker
Eugene J. “Gene” Stocker, 63, of Barker and formerly of Cheektowaga, passed away Oct. 1, 2019. He was born May 27, 1956 in Buffalo to the late Eugene and Constance (Jahreis) Stocker.
Gene enjoyed making hard cider, wine, and listening to music, and he loved watching hockey. He was a 1975 graduate of the Cheektowaga Central School District. Gene always had a comeback and will be remembered for his great personality.
Gene is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Deborah, whom he married Sept. 23, 1978; his son, Chris (Kelley) Stocker; grandsons, Mason and Edison; father-in-law, Donald Rottger; sister-in-law, Melissa Migliore; brothers-in-law, Mark (Christine) Rottger, David (Amy) Rottger, and James (Nancy) Rottger; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Fri., Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport NY 14067, where his funeral service will be held Sat., Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Private interment will take place at Acacia Park Cemetery.
To share a special memory of Gene, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 02 2019
Dayton K. Eastman
Dayton K. “Butch” Eastman, 69, of Medina, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side.
Born on Feb. 3, 1950 in Medina, he was the son of Emma (McAdoo) Pritt and the late Norman Dayton Eastman.
Butch attended Medina High School. At the age of 18, he started working as a tow motor operator in the warehouse at Harrison Radiator, where he was employed for 31 years. He retired in March 1999. He was a member of the Junior Wilson Sportsmen’s Club and the VFW Club in Medina. In his spare time, he enjoyed animals, watching NASCAR, and riding his Harley Davidson, but most of all he enjoyed having good times with his family and friends.
Besides his mother, Butch is survived by his loving life partner, Georgiana Tombari of Medina; children, Dayton Kenneth Eastman Jr. of Caldwell, Idaho, Barbara Shah of Chicago, Ill., Dawn Eastman of Newfane, Angel Eastman of Akron, and Rachel Eastman of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; siblings, Kathleen (Glenn) Giltner II of Medina and Norman (Marsha) Eastman of Batavia; several nieces and nephews; and stepmother, Linda Eastman of Middleport. Butch was an awesome stepfather to Jolene and Julie Totaro of Lyndonville.
Besides his father, Butch is predeceased by a sister, Carolyn Eastman; and a nephew, Glenn Giltner III.
Relatives and friends may call on Sun., Oct. 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held on Mon., Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Aleka Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Butch’s name to Hospice of Orleans, P.O.Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Medina V.F.W. Post 1483, 216 E. Center St., Medina NY 14103.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Butch at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.
Posted October 01 2019
Eugene James Lamont
Eugene James “Gene” Lamont, 55, of Lyndonville, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 30, 2019. He was born Feb. 17, 1964 in Medina to the late Richard and Gladys (Moore) Lamont.
Gene was a great mechanic who always loved to work on things. He enjoyed spending time on the Oak Orchard River fishing and canoeing. His greatest joy was spending time with his son, Richy.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Barbara; brother, Roger; and sister-in-law, Anne Lamont.
Gene is survived by his son, Richy (Casey) Lamont; sister, Jeannette (Brad Snyder) Burley; brothers, Charles (Paula) Lamont and Ronald Lamont Sr.; soon-to-be granddaughter, Harper; dear friend, Karen; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion NY 14411, on Wed., Oct. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. only. A service will be held privately and at the family’s convenience.
To share a special memory of Gene, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted October 01 2019
Jeremy A. Hayton
Jeremy A. Hayton, 60, of Lyndonville, died on Sept. 27, 2019, peacefully in his sleep.
He was the son of George and Sally (Arthurton) Hayton, and the brother of Theron (Cheri) Hayton and April Hayton Watt.
Jeremy is survived by three daughters, Laurie, Mindy and Ashley; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close friends, including Debbie Graning.
His favorite pastimes were everything to do with farming and the care of cattle, along with gardening, canning, carpentry, and remembering his mountain home in Friendship. The Lord was his constant companion through many trials.
Relatives and friends may call on Sat., Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Community Fellowship Church, 3146 Johnson Creek Road, Middleport NY 14105, where a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. with the Pastor, Joseph Szalay III, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jeremy’s name to Community Fellowship Church for the purchase of sound equipment for the music ministry.
Arrangements were made through Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Jeremy at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.
Posted September 30 2019
Emmeritt (Massey) Smith
Emmeritt (Massey) Smith, 72, of Medina, died unexpectedly Sept. 27, 2019 at her home. She was born April 18, 1947 in Clayton, Ala., a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Cowart) Griffin, and she had lived in this area since 1976.
Emmeritt retired from Medina Memorial Hospital in 2008. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, garage sales, and her dogs, Taz, Molly, Lu Lu and Lady; but, most importantly, she loved having fun.
She was predeceased by her first husband, General Massey; her second husband, Clayborn Smith; sisters, Corine Griffin, Virginia Griffin, Polly Griffin and Georgia Fenn; and her brothers, Fred Griffin and Charlie Griffin.
She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Freeman, Queen Stevens, Minnie Holt, Lillian Young and Barbara (Billy) Witherspoon; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held Fri., Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion.
Memorials may be made to an animal shelter of your choice.
To share a special memory of Emmeritt, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted September 30 2019
Mary Ann Tillman
Mary Ann Tillman, 87, of Albion, died Sept. 29, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 25, 1932 in Albion, a daughter of the late Maximilian and Anastasia (Wieczorek) Sledzinski, and she lived in this area all of her life.
Mary Ann and her husband owned and operated the Carlton Grill for 12 years. She also worked as Executive Director of the American Cancer Society in Orleans County.
She was active in many organizations, including Hospice of Orleans with nursing, indirect care, companionship, promotional activities and fundraising; and Office for the Aging with newsletters and special event support. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and Catholic Daughters and helped with fundraising, served as a eucharistic minister, and delivered communion to homebound members. She was involved in the local soup kitchen and was President of Ladies of Charity, and was Director of the support group for her church’s bereavement committee.
Mary Ann also volunteered with the American Red Cross, local libraries, St. Joseph’s School, the VA in Batavia, Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association, the Garden Club, Carlton Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus, the Board of Public Health office, and at her exercise class.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 2011; and by her brother, Donald Herrington.
She is survived by her son, Richard (Susan) Tillman of Grass Range, Mont.; daughter, Pat (Chris) Haines of Savannah, Ga.; granddaughter, Amanda (Darian) Abraham of Charleston, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Aiden; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Thu., Oct. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Fri., Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to any organization for which Mary Ann volunteered.
To share a special memory of Mary Ann, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted September 30 2019
Norma Lombard, of Barker, entered into eternal life on Sept. 25, 2019. She was a devout Catholic and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.
She was the mother of Thomas (Trude), Doris (Robert), Kimberly (Michael), John Jr. (Pilar) and Cyndi; the grandmother of Thomas Jr. (Christine), Christian (Monica), Robert Jr. (Courtney), Brittani (Nathan), Chandler, Mykel and Dylan; and the sister of Phyllis, Joyce, Grace, and the late Doris. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren; and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is a guardian angel watching over all of us!
Norma’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Lake (St. Patrick Worship Site), 1726 Quaker Road, Barker NY 14012, on Sat. Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Food and fellowship will follow the service in the basement of the church.
Norma’s arrangements have been entrusted to Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, N.Y. To share a special memory of Norma, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted September 29 2019
Norene S. Preston-Dragon
Norene S. Preston-Dragon, 61, of Albion, died Sept. 28, 2019 in Highland Hospital following a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 27, 1957 in Albion, a daughter of Ronald and Rose (Restivo) Preston, and was a lifelong resident of this area.
Norene enjoyed camping, baking, and going to craft shows, and she loved the outdoors – especially the change of seasons from summer to fall. She was mostly devoted to her family, with her son and granddaughter being the focus of her life.
Norene was predeceased by her brother, David Preston; and sisters, Debbie Kinsey and Diane Kilborn.
She is survived by her son, Daniel Dragon of Albion; granddaughter, Alisha Dragon; brother, Gary (Lynette) Preston of Albion; close friends, James and Lois Dragon; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Private service and interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery will held at the convenience of the family.
To share a special memory of Norene, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted September 28 2019
Keith M. Steinagle
Keith M. Steinagle, 46, of Gasport, died unexpectedly Sept. 27, 2019 in Mt. Saint Mary’s Hospital. He was born May 10, 1973 in Lockport to Thomas and Florence (Steinagle) Stover and lived in this area for the last four years.
Keith worked as an automotive technician for West Herr Honda and had several hobbies, including bowling, target shooting, and watching movies. He will be remembered as a kind, loving and tender-hearted person who would do anything for anybody.
He is survived by his parents, Florence and John Layman of Gasport; siblings, Mike Layman, Rhonda McFall and Beverly Wallace; and several cousins.
The family will receive friends at Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, on Tue., Oct. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. only. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wed., Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. in Hartland Central Cemetery, Route 104, Gasport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
To share a special memory of Keith, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted September 25 2019
David E. Willcox
David E. Willcox, 85, of Medina, went home to be with the Lord on Wed., Sept. 25 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 1, 1934 in Oxford, N.Y. and was a retired dairy farmer of many years, starting in Oxford and then moving here in 1974 to his dairy farm in Middleport.
David is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lena Willcox; children, David (Pat) Willcox Jr., Nancy (Mark) MacLaury, Toni (Nicole) Willcox-Wylie and Jennifer Willcox; grandchildren, Julia (Jeff) Robinson, Jonathan Willcox, Kimberly (T.J.) Wolf, Brian Bidell, Shane (Heidi) Willcox and Kylee Borden; and seven great-grandchildren.
David was predeceased by his daughter, Cathy (Jeff) Bidell; and granddaughter, Heidee Peterson.
A memorial service for David will be held on Sat., Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. at Oak Orchard Assembly of God, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina NY 14103.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411.
Posted September 25 2019
John “Jack” Baron
John “Jack” Baron, 92, died Sept. 24, 2019 in The Villages of Orleans following a brief illness. He was born May 28, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to William and Amanda (Omland) Baron and lived in this area most of his life.
Jack was a United States Navy veteran and was a member of Sheret Post #35 American Legion, a charter member of the Barre Fire Company, and a member of West Barre United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. Jack loved all types of music and even played the violin. He loved hunting and fishing, and he enjoyed traveling around the country.
Mr. Baron was predeceased by his wife, Jean; and a grandson, Andrew Baron.
He is survived by his children, Bonnie Baron of Albion, John Baron of Albion, Tom Baron of Florida, Jill (Roger) Chandler of Albion, and Trudy (Ben) Andersen of Florida; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. only. Family and friends are invited to attend Jack’s funeral service on Sat., Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at West Barre United Methodist Church, 5377 Eagle Harbor Road, Albion. Interment will take place at a later date in Pembroke National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Barre United Methodist Church, 5377 Eagle Harbor Road, Albion NY 14411.
To share a special memory of Jack, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted September 25 2019
Norbert James Tooley
Norbert James Tooley “Norbey,” 57, of Hamlin, passed away Sept. 24, 2019. He was born Oct. 31, 1961 in Rochester to the late Walter and Agnes Tooley.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Leo, Michael and Timothy.
Norbey is survived by his children, Troy (Melissa) Tooley, Torry Tooley, Brandy Tooley and Colt (Erin) Tooley; the mother of his children, Penny; grandson, Paxton; siblings, Pat (Donna) Tooley, Grace (Louis) Cordaro, Doris (Edward) Rozek, Amy (David) Kujawsky, Janet Tooley and Nancy Spidle; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Sat., Sept. 28 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley NY 14470, where his Celebration of Life service will immediately follow at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Norbey’s name may be made to Crusaders Motorcycle Club, 3312 Culvert Road, Medina NY 14103.
To share a special memory of Norbey, visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Posted September 25 2019
Carlos M. Arcadio
Carlos M. “Uncle Charlie” Arcadio, 91, of Medina, entered into rest on Tue., Sept. 24, 2019 at his home.
Born on March 15, 1928 in San German, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Pepe and Angelina (Arcadio) Morales.
Carlos moved from Puerto Rico to the Medina area, where he was reunited with his wife, Monserrate Arcadio, who passed in 1998. He was employed for 23 years with Whiting Door Manufacturing Corporation in Akron, N.Y., retiring in 1991. Carlos enjoyed staying fit, especially by going for walks and working out at the YMCA.
He is survived by three children, Santa Sambolin of Medina, Juan (Della) Morales of Holley, and Maria (Anthony) Pagliel Jr. of Lockport; nine grandchildren, Leanta, Luciano, Hunter, Alina, Nicole, Santino, Anthony III, Tanya and Samantha; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and good friends.
Relatives and friends may call on Thu., Sept. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held on Fri., Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Csizmar officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Uncle Charlie at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.