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Posted June 15 2019

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Posted June 15 2019
James P. Smith

ALBION – James P. Smith, 62, passed away June 14, 2019 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born November 18, 1956 in Albion, a son of Irene (Goodwin) Smith and the late Richard Wesley Smith.

Jim was a lifetime member of the St. Mary’s Athletic Club and had worked at Lake Ontario Fruit as a fork lift operator for 32 years. Jim was a very social person and loved playing with his grandchildren and great-grandson, Xavier.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary O. and Martha Atkins.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sharon; children, Amanda (Patrick Weis) Smith of Albion, Jamie (Antonio) Valadez of Albion, and Jeremy (Casey Durow) Smith of Albion; grandchildren, Chloe, Sean, Dominic, Kylee, Antonio, Paris, Alexis, Taylor and Braelyn; great-grandson, Xavier; his mother, Irene Smith of Medina; siblings, Richard Smith of WV., Sue (Ron Roth) Smith of Albion, Dennis (Tammy) Smith of NC., Bettyann (Lonnie) Froman of Medina; and several nieces, nephews, cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion, on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by Jim’s memorial service at the funeral home at 1 p.m.

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

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


 

Posted June 14 2019
Nancy D. Gow

Nancy Gow

Nancy D. Gow, 84, of Appleton, died June 13, 2019 in Eastern Niagara Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1934 in Lockport to Elton and Hilda (Plaster) Donner and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Nancy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Lockport, and she loved working on the family farm. She enjoyed knitting, reading mysteries, doing word puzzles, baking, and going on trips with her boys. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson.

Mrs. Gow was predeceased by her husband, George; sons, Alexander and Theodore; and a grandson, Brian.

She is survived by her sons, Neil Gow of Appleton and Paul (Gina Ferrio) Gow of Appleton; brother, Richard Donner of Gasport; sister, Shirley (Lewis) Schultz of Newfane; and grandson, Byron Gow.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 67 Saxton St., Lockport NY 14094.

Nancy’s arrangements have been entrusted to Kenneth Sherrie Funeral Home of Newfane. To share a special memory of Nancy, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted June 14 2019
Philip C. Fleck Jr.

Philip Fleck

Philip C. Fleck Jr., 78, of Pittsburgh, Pa. and recently of Waterport, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2019 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born Aug. 9, 1940 in Pittsburgh to the late Philip C. Fleck Sr. and Alma Hindmarsh.

Phil and his wife enjoyed spending time fishing together on Lake Ontario.

Phil is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Gloria; sons, Philip III, Alec (Tawni) and Lee; daughter, Cyndee; grandchildren, Philip IV, Mason, Devon, Alexei, Dylan, Lee, Mia and Michael; sister, Lynne (Richard) Schneider; and countless friends.

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

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


 

Posted June 14 2019
Craig A. Donahue

Craig Donahue

Craig A. Donahue was born in Oil City, Pa. on Dec. 5, 1973 to Ross and Mary Ellen Donahue. He was raised there as a child, and the family moved to Houston, Texas in the early 1980s. Craig met his husband, Michael Caldwell, in Houston in 2005, and they were married in Niagara Falls, Canada on Dec. 23, 2005. They moved to Medina in 2009 to help take care of Michael’s family. Craig was diagnosed in 2001 with ADEM. He passed peacefully in his sleep from the disease on June 9, 2019 after a 19-year battle, under the care of Hospice of Orleans, his loving husband, and his family.

Craig made friends fast and had many in Houston and Medina who will remember his wit and sparring conversations, and how he could make them laugh! He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Craig is survived by his husband of 13½ years, Michael Caldwell; his parents, Ross and Mary Ellen Donahue; sisters, Kelly (Darren) Snavely and Jennifer Brown; mother-in-law, Barbara Caldwell; sister-in-law, Teresa Caldwell; brother-in-law, Steven Caldwell; aunts, Cindy (Arman) Miller and Darlene (Mark) Jones; nieces, Jordan (Blake) Pavlock, Kelsey Snavely and Regan Brown; nephew, Ryan Brown; and his special buddy, “Max,” his neighbor’s English bulldog.

There will be no calling hours. Craig’s interment will take place on Sat., June 22 in Houston, Texas with his family and close friends.

Craig’s family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Tomas Holmlund and the staff at The Dent Neurologic Institute for their compassionate care over the last three years as Craig declined. The family would also like to give special thanks to Hospice of Orleans for their supportive and compassionate care of Craig during his last five months, keeping him comfortable with dignity at home. A special shout-out to Donna Stevenson, RN, and Betsy Higgins, MSW, who became part of Craig’s family and showed exceptional service in their care. Thanks to them is not enough to describe their compassion and care through Craig’s final journey.

Craig and his family request donations in his name be given to Hospice of Orleans to continue their mission to care for others at the end of life. This place is a true gem in the community! Donations may be mailed to Hospice of Orleans, Inc. – Donations, 14080 Route 31 West, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia NY 14020. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted June 13 2019
George B. Cox

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George CoxGeorge B. Cox, 88, of Albion, passed away June 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. George was born Feb. 17, 1931 in Camden On Gauley, W.Va., a son of the late Edward Garfield and Sarah (Fletcher) Cox. He served in the United States Army (SCARWAF) from 1948 to 1952 and was a member of Sheret Post #35, American Legion. George was a member of F&AM Renovation Lodge #97, Order of Eastern Star Canal Side Chapter #381, and Orleans County Boots and Saddle Club. He was a pilot for the Civil Air Patrol and an auxiliary sheriff for the Orleans County Sheriff Department, and he also worked on the Marine Patrol. George was a former employee of General Electric who retired from Eastman Kodak Company.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67½ years, Helen (Redinger); children, James (Mary) Cox, Stephen (Kristi) Cox, William Cox, Terry (Sammy) Cox, and David (Lori) Cox; grandchildren, Jimmy, Shane, Stephen Jr., Scott, Shelby, Crystal (Shawn) Woodward, William (Jeanne) Steffen, Devin and Brayden; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Marie Woodward, Ellie, Emily and Sophie Steffen, Issac and Brittney, Rachel, Courtney and Ayden; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Tue., June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by his Masonic service, memorial service, and military honors at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Orleans County Joint Veterans Council, 13996 Route 31, Albion NY 14411; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted June 13 2019
Gary Richard Mahar

Gary Mahar

Gary Richard Mahar, 68, of Gasport, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born April 16, 1951 in Lockport to the late Joseph and Mary Mahar.

Gary was an active member of the Gasport Fire Company and an EMS driver for many years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and boating enthusiast. He was a retiree from Harrison Radiator, where he worked for 30 years. Gary was always a fun-loving friend to everyone he encountered.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Don and Kenneth.

Gary is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Pat; daughters, Patty Mahar and Maryjane Gominiak; sister, Carol Reeson; grandchildren, Sarah Mahar, Dilan Gominiak and Mason Gominiak; sisters-in-law, JoAnn and Helen Mahar; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Sat., June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport NY 14067, where his Celebration of Life Service will follow at 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to your local fire department or first responders.

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


 

Posted June 12 2019
Guy Spada

Guy Spada peacefully passed away on Sat., June 8, 2019 at age 81.

He is predeceased by his former wife, Kathleen; and his sister, Valerie.

Guy is survived by his wife, Anne Koester; sons, Guy Paul (Pamela Lehman) Spada, James B. (Lisa) Spada; daughter, Sandy (John Farnan) Spada; son, Mitchell Wagaman; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Koston; son, Fred Koester; sister, Dolores Dragon; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Fri., June 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between Rt. 390 and Long Pond Road), Rochester. Guy’s funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sat., June 15 at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Road, Rochester NY 14626. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.

Services were entrusted to Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home. For more information, visit www.bartolomeo.com.


 

Posted June 12 2019
Joyce S. Herring

Joyce Herring

Joyce S. Herring, 72, of Albion, died June 11, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Unity Hospital, following a long illness. She was born July 29, 1946 in Albion, a daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys (Saddler) Starch, and she lived in this area all of her life.

Joyce worked as a licensed practical nurse at Arnold Gregory Hospital. After its closing, she went to Medina Memorial Hospital and then to Unity Hospital, from which she retired. She loved her dog, Sadie, and she enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Joyce crocheted blankets and towels for her family and made scarves and gloves for local schools, providing warmth and comfort for kids in need.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Jay Hastings; her brother, Thomas Starch; and her sister, Sandra Miller.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, John; her children, Cecil (Christine) Hastings, Damon (Nicole) Hastings, Brandon (Tracy) Hastings, Barbara (Justin) Day, John (Liza) Herring, and Donn (Jamie) Herring; grandchildren, Jackie, Melynda, Tia, McKayla, Kassidy, Paula, Kendall, Bryanna, Nicholas, Shane, Mason, Devin, Olivia, Jacob, Madison and Landon; great-grandson, Luca; sister, Joanne Grimes; lifelong friends, Pat and John Foote; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Unity Hospital, 1555 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626.

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


 

Posted June 11 2019
Paul H. Letiecq

Paul Letiecq

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The Reverend Paul H. Letiecq, of Albion, passed away on Nov. 7, 2018.

Reverend Letiecq was born in Buffalo, April 7, 1934, a son of the late Henry and Jeanette (Hull) Letiecq. When he was a child, his family moved to Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., where he graduated from Briarcliff High School. He graduated from Brown University and Princeton Seminary in 1963.

He married the former Margaret “Peg” Goodspeed on Aug. 20, 1955. In 1982, they moved to Holley, where he served as the pastor of Holley Presbyterian Church for 10 years. He later served as the pastor of the Universalist Church of Middleport for over 20 years.

Rev. Letiecq was a member and past president of the Cobblestone Society, Planned Parenthood, and was active with the prison ministry at the Orleans and Groveland correctional facilities. He was an active member of Gaines Carlton Community Church. In earlier years, he enjoyed playing tennis. He loved gardening, nature, birds, and camping with family and friends. He was a supporter of National Public Radio and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is survived by three sons, Russell (Sue) Letiecq of Easton, Pa., Laurence (Kimberly Wagner) Letiecq of Phillipsburg, N.J., and Jonathan (Angelika Alvarez) Letiecq of Albion; brothers, Lawrence Letiecq of Sandy Creek, N.Y. and Norman Letiecq of Elkton, Md.; sister-in-law, Shirley Letiecq of Sunderland, Vt.; nephew, William Bostwick of Albion; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, in 2008; son, Andrew, in 2011; and brother, Phillip, in 2012.

His memorial service will be held on Sat., June 22 at 1 p.m. at Gaines Carlton Community Church, 4585 Ridge Road W., Albion NY 14411. Rev. David Beach will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Cobblestone Society, or to Gaines Carlton Community Church.

Arrangements are with Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted June 10 2019
Richard A. Grandy

Richard Grandy

Richard A. Grandy, 62, of Albion, died unexpectedly at his home on June 9, 2019. He was born July 21, 1956 in Rochester, a son of the late Frank and Gertrude Grandy, and he lived in this area most of his life.

Richard collected coins, eagles and dolphins. He loved to fish, camp, and watch the Miami Dolphins. He was considered a jack of all trades because he did most of his own work around his home.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Roger and Lee; and his brother-in-law, Bill Wadam.

He is survived by his daughter, Alexis (Ethan Jutrowski) Grandy of Holley; stepchildren, Gary (Jessica) Williams of Batavia, Tabatha Clark of Buffalo, Gary (Ashley) Jackson of Batavia, Peggy (Taimoor) Zahir of New Jersey, Katty Jackson of Batavia, Lyle Grandy of Batavia, and Mary (Curtis) Johnson of Georgia; brothers, Bill (Kim) Tuttle of Holley and Dave (Tina) Grandy Sr. of Illinois; sister, Mary Wadam of Batavia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Thu., June 13 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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


 

Posted June 10 2019
Braxton Thomas and Braylen Jacob Fleck

Braxton Thomas and Braylen Jacob Fleck, infant sons of Thomas Fleck and Felecia Livingston of Albion, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2019. In addition to their parents, they are survived by their maternal grandparents, Samantha (Michael) Dimartino of Albion and John (Mary) Livingston of Kenmore; paternal grandparents, Tammy Fleck of Albion and Thomas Roth of Brockport; maternal great-grandfather, Cecil Livingston of Medina; paternal great-grandmother, Wendy “Nana” Goodwin of Albion; aunts and uncles, Val “God Mother” (Dean Covis) Livingston, John “God Father” (Erica) Livingston Jr., Brandie Kropp, Michael Dreilling, Victoria Fleck, Brooke Toal, Blake Toal, and Alyssa Adkins; good friend, Savanna Read; as well as several great-aunts and great-uncles.

Family and friends are invited to attend Braxton and Braylen’s funeral service at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Wed., June 12 at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

To share a special memory of Braxton and Braylen, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted June 07 2019
Lynn S. Humble

Lynn Humble

Lynn S. Humble, 68, of Barker, entered into rest on June 2, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1950, Lynn was a daughter of the late Norman L. Bennett and Dorothy M. (Rupert) Hiller. She was a 1968 graduate of Starpoint High School. She worked for Harrison Radiator/ Delphi Thermal Systems in Lockport for 30 years and retired in 2002. Lynn enjoyed shopping and going to garage sales and estate sales. Lynn will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Ron) Burke of Medina; her grandson, Nicolas Burke; sister, Jenny (Don) Barone; brother, Dan Hiller; brother-in-law, George Loftus; and nieces and nephew, Michelle, Deanna, Dylan, Jason and Jessie. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Norma Loftus.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda.

Arrangements are with Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted June 06 2019
Velma L. Hale

Velma Hale

Velma L. Hale, 85, of Gasport, passed away on June 4, 2019 following a long illness. She was born in Buffalo to Erwin and Dorothy (Taylor) Chase. She married the love of her life, Clarence Hale Sr., in October 1969.

Velma enjoyed painting ceramics, making porcelain dolls, doing puzzles, and playing cards and computer games.

For 29 years, she was employed as a welder at Harrison Radiator, and she retired in 1989.

Velma was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; her brother, Ralph Chase; her son, Ralph Haas; and her stepdaughters, Norma Huntington, Shirley Butterson and Diane Carlin.

Velma is survived by her sons, Bruce (Patricia) Haas of Pennsylvania, Keith (Brenda) Hale of Lockport, Clarence “Sege” Hale Jr. of Lockport, and Brian (Kari) Hale of Indiana; her daughter, Crystal (Steve Hedrick) Hale of Lockport; stepsons, Clarence “Bunny” (Patricia) Stoddard of Pendleton and Terry Hale of Florida; stepdaughter, Sharon Hale of Alabama; daughter-in-law, Lynna Mayes of South Carolina; 28 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Fri., June 7 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sat., June 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, where her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. following visitation. Interment will follow in Huskey Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Velma’s name to Terry’s Corners Fire Department, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport NY 14067.

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


 

Posted June 06 2019
Milford S. Dunn

Milford Dunn

Milford S. Dunn, 90, of Lyndonville, went to be with the Lord on Wed., June 5, 2019 at the Martin-Linsin Residence, Albion.

Born on Feb. 11, 1929 in Alabama, N.Y., he was the son of the late Samuel and Madeline (McKay) Dunn.

Milford graduated from Medina High School in 1947 and married the former Joan E. Pringle on April 16, 1949. Together, they made their home in Lyndonville, where they raised three daughters. Milford worked as a supervisor for Lyndonville Canning Company/Bowman Apple Products. He retired after 27 years of service to Bowman. He was a member of Yates Baptist Church, holding the positions of deacon, trustee and treasurer. Milford was a former Lyndonville Village Board member and a former Lions Club member. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, golfing, and spending time with his family. Milford was a kind and gentle man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Milford is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Joan E. Dunn; three daughters, Christine (Danny) Krisher of Medina, Patricia (Paul) Spaeth of Olean, and Janice (Randy) Heideman of Medina; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother, Ray (Barbara) Dunn of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Milford is predeceased by a grandson, Jon Krisher; a brother, Marvin Dunn; and a sister, Jane Jones.

Relatives and friends may call on Fri., June 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Yates Baptist Church, 11365 E. Yates Center Road, Lyndonville NY 14098, where a celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m. with the pastor, Rev. Lyell Drake, officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Milford’s name to Yates Baptist Church.

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


 

Posted June 04 2019
Joseph R. Russo

Joseph Russo

Joseph R. Russo passed into eternal life peacefully on June 1, 2019. He was born June 11, 1947 to the late Joseph M. Russo and Jennie (Folino) Russo.

He is survived by Debra (McCauley) Russo and their two children, Anthony J. Russo and Kelly (Russell) Duffield; grandchildren, Brody, Brett and Aubrey Hoffmeister, and Eden, Francesca and Charlotte Russo; and great-grandchildren, Nathan, Alaina and Brayden Hoffmeister, and Kolton Cooke.

Joe graduated in the Medina class of 1965 and served from 1966 to 1968 in the Vietnam War. He was a self-employed curb setter by trade, and he operated P+J Construction. Joseph was co-founder of Rudy’s Diner in 1988, along with Debra. Joe loved playing cards, and having his morning coffee at Rudy’s with the guys. Joe had a love for older cars, and for going to flea markets and garage sales.

There will be no calling hours, and a family burial will be set at a later date.


 

Posted June 04 2019
Patricia L. Dupre

Patricia Dupre

Patricia L. (Leppla) Dupre, of Holley, passed away on June 3, 2019.

She is survived by her children, Lisa (Frank) Saeva and Debra Ford; and her grandchildren, Michelle Gleason, David Saeva, Lauren (Brendan) Harriff, Andrea Saeva and Kyle Ford.

Born Dec. 5, 1944 in Rochester, Pat spent most of her adult life living in Holley while working in the Rochester area. After spending many years working in the business world, she was in her late 50s when she decided to make a career change. After noting that her daughters, both registered nurses, loved their profession, she pursued the opportunities available to her in the health care field by becoming a certified nursing assistant and began working in long term care. As a passionate advocate for elders, she then pursued and achieved another goal when she became a licensed practical nurse at the age of 62. She then worked in long term care and private duty cases until her retirement.

Pat was an avid and skilled markswoman who excelled in the area of shooting sports, specifically skeet. She spent many years as a member of the Four Point Rod and Gun Club and the Conesus Sportsman’s Club. She traveled across New York State and into other states to participate in shooting meets, including the World Championships. Pat had a deep love of animals and supported animal rescue efforts. She loved arts and crafts and exercised her talents while participating in craft shows around the area, and she also donated items for the fundraising efforts of others.

In addition to her family, Pat is survived by her longtime special friends, Charlene and Art Sielaff of Holley, and Dana and Dawn Driscoll of Honeoye Falls.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Route 31, Holley, on Fri., June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that you please make memorials in Pat’s name to your local animal shelter; or to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester NY 14626; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Murray-Holley Historical Society, P.O. Box 346, Holley NY 14470.

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


 

Posted June 03 2019
Mark David Kinsey

Mark Kinsey

Mark David Kinsey, 35, of Holley, died unexpectedly June 1, 2019 in his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1984 in Albion to Charles and Leigh (Ashbery) Kinsey and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Mark was a member of the Rochester Koinonia, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mark had an amazing gift that allowed him to create masterful food in the kitchen. In addition to having a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious smile, he had the ability to always make you feel better after being around him. He had a plethora of “special” catch phrases and was one of the most generous and thoughtful people you would ever want to meet. Above all, he loved his entire family, especially his nieces and nephews.

Mr. Kinsey was predeceased by his son, Abel Christian Kinsey.

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Leigh Kinsey of Holley; his siblings, Anna (Douglas) Kemp of Delmar, Charles (Melissa) Kinsey of Brockport, Thomas (Jodie) Kinsey of Batavia, and Michael (Jennifer) Kinsey of Holley; his extra-special girlfriend, Christina Molaro; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Wed., June 5 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, where his funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. following visitation. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to P.A.W.S., 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411; or to Orleans -Recovery Hope Begins Here, 243 S. Main St., Suite 190, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted June 03 2019
Wayne M. Kyle

Wayne Kyle

Wayne M. Kyle, 67, of Shelby Center, entered into rest on Sun., June 2, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 18, 1951 in Medina, Wayne was the son of the late Melvin and Violet (Ribbeck) Kyle. He graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1971. Wayne was self-employed as a carpenter/contractor and specialized in fine woodwork. He has left his mark of quality woodworking in many homes throughout the area, including extensive work in the funeral home in which his services will take place, Cooper Funeral Home. Wayne was a true craftsman who took great pride in his work, which was evident in his attention to detail. He taught the shop class at Forrestel Farms in Shelby, teaching children the trade of woodworking, and was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 32 in Medina for many years. Wayne also enjoyed camping and, especially, spending time with his grandchildren.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Laura E. (Putt) Kyle; four children, Wayne C. (fiancée Cindy Gargula) Kyle, James (Sara) Kyle, Joseph (Lori) Kyle and Kimberly Kyle; five grandchildren; three sisters, Deborah (David) Carmer, Diane (Gary) Arndt and Beverly (William) Putt; six nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Fri., June 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. A private graveside committal service will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina NY 14103; or to Lyndonville Lions Club, P.O. Box 371, Lyndonville NY 14098.

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


 

Posted June 03 2019
Arlene M. Bensley

Arlene Bensley

Arlene M. Bensley, 76, of Tonawanda and formerly of Medina, entered into rest on Fri., May 31, 2019 at the Buffalo Hospice Residence in Cheektowaga.

She was born March 17, 1943 in Medina, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Nowak) Dujenski. She graduated from Medina High School, class of 1961. She worked for General Motors Tonawanda Powertrain Plant as an assembly line supervisor. Arlene retired from General Motors and went on to earn an associate degree from SUNY at Brockport. She was a member of St. Timothy’s RC Church in Tonawanda and VFW Post #812 Ladies Auxiliary in El Paso, Texas, and she also volunteered her time for the Republican Association. Arlene loved her family, her children, her grandchildren, and her dog, Dori. She also enjoyed her soap operas, judge shows, “The Voice,” and her Facebook time.

Besides her parents, Arlene was predeceased by her brother, Bernard Dujenski; brother in-law, Leonard Fraczak; and nephew, Andrew Fraczak.

She is survived by her son, Gerald (Lynn) Bensley; daughters, Sandra Bensley and Tamara (Arnie) Allen; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; former husband, George Bensley; sister, Lucretia Fraczak; sister in-law, Sandy Dujenski; several nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Melissa Rider and family.

Calling hours will be held on Sat., June 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will officiate, and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga NY 14227.

Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted June 03 2019
Frederick E. Grant

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Frederick E. “Ted” Grant, 82, of Medina, passed away on April 5, 2018. Mr. Grant served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1974 and was a Purple Heart recipient.

Military honors will be accorded at graveside on Sat., June 8 at 12:30 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby, by members of Lincoln Post #1483 V.F.W. and Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion. Arrangements are with Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted June 02 2019
Eleanor J. Rocco

Eleanor RoccoEleanor J. “Mickey” Rocco, 85, of Albion, passed away on June 1, 2019 at Medina Memorial Hospital. She was born March 7, 1934 in Albion to the late Leola Standish.

Mickey was an active member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the St. Mary’s Club and the Albion VFW, and she was a retiree from Albion Correctional Facility.

Mickey was predeceased by her first husband, Russell Williams; second husband, Donald M. Rocco; and sister, Marilyn Morris.

Mickey is survived by her daughter, Robin (Joe) Luczak of Medina; grandchildren, Russell Barnes and Julie Luczak; great-granddaughter, Neveya Barnes; brother, Richard (Bettylou) Standish; best friend and beloved pet, Koko; special niece, Debbie; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Thu., June 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion NY 14411, where her funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Interment will take place in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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


 

Posted June 01 2019
Joyce E. Bensley

Joyce BensleyJoyce E. Bensley, 82, of Albion, died May 30, 2019 at the New York State Veterans’ Home in Batavia. She was born April 25, 1937 in Holley, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ruth (Ricebrook) Atkinson, and she lived in this area all of her life.

Joyce was a member and past president of the Albion Sheret Post #35 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Holley VFW Post #202 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Holley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at G.E. and Owens Illinois in Brockport and was also a bus driver for the Holley Central School District.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Ross Gaylord; her second husband, James Pratt; her stepson, Larry Pratt; and her brother, L. Charles Atkinson.

She is survived by her husband, George Bensley; sons, Stephen (Kathleen Leonard) Gaylord of Arizona and Scott (Janet Tanner) Gaylord of Carlton; stepchildren, Gerald (Lynn) Bensley, Sandra Bensley, Tamara (Arnie) Allen, Victoria Pratt and Cheryl Pratt; grandchildren, Brieann, Lucian Allen and Daniel; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Tue., June 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., where her funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to P.A.W.S., 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted May 31 2019
Louise (Piedmonte) McGrath

Louise McGrath

Louise McGrath, 99, of Albion and Holley, passed away May 31, 2019 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence. She was born March 14, 1920 in Holley, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Yoffredo) Piedmonte.

Louise was an active member of Holley First Baptist Church, and she also volunteered her time for the TWIG Association at the former Lakeside Memorial Hospital. She was a former employee of Eugene Lester Attorney in Holley, and of Brockport College. Louise loved knitting, crocheting, gardening, and flowers. She also loved making baby clothes, especially baby hats.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; son, Ronald; and brothers, Mike Piedmonte, Ben Piedmonte, Hank Piedmonte, Daniel Piedmonte, James Piedmonte and Eugene Piedmonte.

She is survived by her sons, Harlan (Julie) McGrath and Kevin (Debra) McGrath; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Service and interment at Hillside Cemetery will be private.

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

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


 

Posted May 31 2019
Robert E. Reisch

Robert Reisch

Robert E. Reisch, 90, of Hamlin and Rochester, died May 30, 2019 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 28, 1928 in Southington, Conn., the son of Otto and Minnie (Weckworth) Reisch, and he lived in this area for many years.

Rob was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kendall and served as pastor of several Lutheran churches, including those in Richmondville, Port Jervis, Rome and Dunkirk. He was also a member and chaplain of the Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department, and he served in many other volunteer fire companies along his journey. He was very active in church activities wherever he was serving and was especially active in church gatherings at the synod level. Rob enjoyed reading, gardening, playing cards, and puzzle solving, and he was a passionate volunteer at the Loaf and Ladle community dinners held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Holley.

Mr. Reisch was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey; his sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Dutch Weber; and his sister-in-law, Kathryn Reisch.

He is survived by his wife, Sybil; his daughter, Jennifer (Jim Chapman) Reisch of Rochester; his brother, John Reisch of Connecticut; his grandchildren, Theo and Roxy; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Rob’s memorial service on Sat., June 8 at 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kendall. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family in South End Burying Ground, Southington, Conn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lifetime Assistance Inc. of Rochester, 425 Paul Road, Rochester NY 14624; or to Concordia Lutheran Church, 1769 Kendall Road, Kendall NY 14476; or to a fire department of your choice.

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


 

Posted May 29 2019
Paula E. Hill

Paula Hill

Paula E. Hill, 86, of Buffalo and Medina, entered into rest on Mon., May 27, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital after a very short illness.

Born June 1, 1932 in Renovo, Pa., she was a daughter to the late George E. and Wilimina H. (Ohlander) Toot. Paula worked as an apartment manager for senior housing in California. She also was a foster mother for the State of California and a caregiver for the elderly in Buffalo, N.Y. for many years. Paula was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Medina and Senior Citizens of Western Orleans. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, and playing euchre. Paula enjoyed visiting with her family. Family was everything to her.

She is survived by her sister, Luella Jane Umstead; brother, Walter Toot; three daughters, Anna Chiavetta-Morales of California, Betty Davis of Waterport and Charlene Schmidt of Buffalo; and a very large extended family of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Jasper “Rusty” Payne in 2006 and Fred Hill in 2014; and siblings, Wilimina “Billie” Emma Putman, Georgeanna Lowery, Susan Delaney and Ralph Toot.

A graveside service will be held on Fri., May 31 at 1 p.m. at Boxwood Cemetery in Medina. A memorial service will take place on Sun., June 16, with details to be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 E. Center St., Medina NY 14103; or to Senior Citizens of Western Orleans, 615 West Ave., Medina NY 14103.

Arrangements are with Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 29 2019
Shellsea Lee Moyer

Shellsea Moyer

Shellsea Lee Moyer, 23, of Rochester, died suddenly May 26, 2019. Shellsea was born Aug. 21, 1995 in Rochester, a daughter of Cathy Moyer and Dean Steiner, and stepfather Michael Meyer. Shellsea enjoyed her rats, dog and cat, but she really loved her family.

She is survived by her son, Anthony; siblings, Tina (Rob) Pazyck, Jason (Jessica) Moyer, Suzzette (Nick) Meyer and Jakob Cruz; grandmother, Joanne Miller; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Fri., June 14 from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by a celebration of Shellsea’s life at 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to either Cathy or Tina to help with Anthony’s education.

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


 

Posted May 28 2019
Lewis P. Wright

Lewis Wright

Lewis P. Wright, 55, of Lockport, passed away on May 20, 2019 after a brave, fierce fight against cancer. Born July 14, 1963 in Newfane, he was the son of Lorraine (Madriska) Shelton of Newfane and the late Lawrence Wright.

Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport and owned and operated The Wright Clerk of the Works Team Inc., construction management, for 20 years. Most notably, some of his projects were with the Medina School District, renovating the athletic house, and with the Lockport City School District. Lewis was an avid bowler who achieved a perfect 300. He was a passionate golfer and a member of Shelridge Country Club. He loved spending time on his boat, watching his Boston Bruins, attending concerts at Artpark, and his two beloved cats, Big Daddy and little Missy. Lewis was full of life and love, ever giving and caring. He was an inspiration to anyone he met and for all who knew and loved him. For Lewis, “it is all good.”

Besides his mother, Lewis is survived by his siblings, Larry (Joanne) Wright of Canandaigua and Lorrie (Gregory Maguire) Wright of Boston, Mass.; niece, Brianna Wright; nephew, Corey Wright; his longtime girlfriend, Teresa Burton; dearest friend, Gladys Kitchell of Burlington, Mass.; and family, Jennifer (Michael) Gledhill, Jaclyn (Billy) Forbes and Joelle (Mikey) Fuller.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Lorraine and Patrick Madriska; and his uncle, Patrick Madriska Jr. of Lockport.

Relatives and friends may call Sat., June 1 from 2 to 5 p.m., with a memorial service following at 5 p.m., at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport.


 

Posted May 28 2019
Barbara J. Whitman

Barbara J. Whitman, of Olean, passed away Sat., May 25, 2019 at Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center in Olean.

Born Dec. 3, 1932 in Albion, she was the daughter of the late LaVerne and Beatrice Plummer Eddy. On June 6, 1992, she married Norm Whitman, who survives her.

Barbara worked as an LPN for the former St. Francis Hospital, and later for Olean General Hospital. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and an avid golfer.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Steven Coffey of Vestal, N.Y., Paula (James) Bardenett of Olean, Pamela (Georges) Coffey Marceau of Cato, N.Y., and Scott (Paula) Derwick of Olean; seven grandchildren, Ian and Erin Coffey, Abbey and Jon Bowser, and Alexander, Hannah and Liyah Derwick; one great-grandson, Cohen Burton; her siblings, Albert (Margaret) Eddy of Medina, Robert (Carol) Eddy of Albion, Donald (Donna) Eddy of Clinton, N.Y., Beverly Dudley of Albion, Gail Clark of Albion, and Mary (Russell) Kingdollar of Albion; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Fri., May 31 at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 633 Linwood Ave., Olean.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western New York Alzheimer’s Association, 6215 Sheridan Dr., Suite 100, Buffalo NY 14221.


 

Posted May 28 2019
Scott C. Merritt

Scott Merritt

Scott C. “Scooter” Merritt, 37, of Albion, passed away peacefully on Thu., May 23, 2019 at Highland Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

Born on July 28, 1981, he was the son of Charles “Chuck” and Barbara (Sledzik) Merritt.

Scott graduated from Medina High School in 1999 and worked at several local businesses, including with his father at Chuck’s Landscaping, at Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia, and at Markin Tubing in Wyoming. Scott was a devoted father who enjoyed spending time with his sons. He loved the outdoors, especially while watching bonfires and concerts.

Besides his parents, Scott is survived by his siblings, Brittany Merritt of Davenport, Fla. and Michael Merritt of Medina, Alicia Canne of Holley and her three children, McKenna, Gianna and Tommy; two sons, Brayden and Ronan Merritt of Warsaw, N.Y.; and an uncle, Bill Merritt of Medina.

As per Scott wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made in Scott’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14104. Please light a candle or share a memory of Scott at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.


 

Posted May 27 2019
Floyd James Hanes

Floyd HanesFloyd James Hanes, 43, of Holley, died unexpectedly at his home on May 24, 2019. He was born March 31, 1976 in Brockport, a son of Carl and Yong Cha (Kim) Hanes, and he lived in this area all of his life.

Floyd loved golf and soccer. He graduated in 1994 from Holley High School, where he played soccer on a team that won the state championship. Earning a soccer scholarship to play at MCC, Floyd attended and received his associate degree in accounting.

In addition to his parents, Carl and Kim, Floyd is survived by his brother, Richard Hanes of Holley; his niece, Nadia; aunts, Doreen Hanes of Florida, Chris Habicht of Pennsylvania, Bambi Garner of Pennsylvania, Janice Nicely of North Tonawanda, and Carolyn Walko of Pennsylvania; his uncle, Robert Kryk of Arizona; as well as many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his uncle, Steven Tucker.

The family will receive friends on Fri., May 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rte. 31, Holley, where his Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the organization of one’s choice.

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


 

Posted May 27 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, and Brody and Bryson Hazel; three nieces; and many friends.

A celebration of Peter’s life will be announced at a later date. Interment with military honors will be private.

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 May 27 2019
Jean M. Mazerbo

Jean MazerboJean M. (Navarra) Mazerbo, 92, of Albion, died May 25, 2019 in the Edna Tina Living Center in Rochester, following a long illness. She was born June 8, 1926 in Albion to Vincenzo and Antonia (Ippolito) Navarra and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Jean was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, and she was a tremendous baker and cook. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and was, most of all, a person who was dedicated to her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony; and a son, Thomas Mazerbo.

She is survived by her sons, James (Barb) Mazerbo of Spencerport and David (Judy) Mazerbo of Honeoye; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Jean’s Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. Wed., May 29 at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, 106 S. Main St., Albion. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4955 N. Bailey Ave. #217, Amherst NY 14226; or to PAWS, 3371 Gaines Basin Road, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted May 24 2019
Jennifer L. Marcello

Jennifer Marcello

Jennifer L. Marcello, of Greece, N.Y., died May 17, 2019 unexpectedly at home. She was born May 29, 1947 to Milton and Thelma Stover of West Virginia.

Jen enjoyed reading, cooking, knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a love for Yorkshire terriers, including her most recent, Bella.

In addition to her parents, Jen was predeceased by her husband, John A. Marcello; her son, Kevin DeFrank; stepdaughter, Linda Marcello; and siblings, Jake, Clifford and Cricket.

She is survived by her sons, William Michael (Deanna) Stover, Jeffrey (Denise Wood) DeFrank, and Glenn (Kimberly) DeFrank; her stepchildren, Tami (Greg Pandagis) Marcello, Tina (Karl Mueller) Marcello, and John (Michelle) Marcello; grandchildren, Nathan Stover, Sasha Pack, Kasey DeFrank, Erin DeFrank, Nicholas Marcello and Macie Marcello; and one brother, William Stover.

There will be no calling hours. A private interment will take place June 3 at White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


 

Posted May 23 2019
Robert J. Beckler

Robert Beckler

Robert J. Beckler, 81, of Clarendon, died May 22, 2019 at his residence following a long illness.

He was born Sept. 17, 1937 in Rochester and lived in this area his entire life. Robert was a United States Navy veteran and a retiree of General Motors Delco in Rochester. He was known by his family and friends as a “Mr. Fix-it” and was very generous with his time. He enjoyed loading his own ammunition and shooting his firearms. Robert was a man with strong family values who spent much time taking care of his daughter, Mary.

Mr. Beckler was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte Marie; a son, Gregory; one brother; and five sisters.

He is survived by his children, Keith (Allison) Beckler of Florida, Sage (Chuck) Marie of Pennsylvania, John (Sarah) Beckler of Batavia, Daniel (Barbara) Beckler of Slovenia, Robert Beckler of Georgia, and Mary Elizabeth Beckler of Clarendon; and four grandchildren, Isabella, Jack, Luca and Mila.

There will be no calling hours. Robert’s service and private interment will be held 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.

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


 

Posted May 23 2019
Maria A. Hart

Maria Hart

Maria A. Hart, of Albion, entered into eternal life on Fri., May 17, 2019 at age 95. Maria was born in Berlin, Germany to Otto and Bertha Veldt.

She is predeceased by her husband, Burley, in 1987; her son, David, in 1999; her sister, Alice Kuecken; and her brother, Waldemar Veldt.

She is survived by a niece, Alexandra (Norbert) Veldt of Germany; nephews, Konstantin (Gesine) Veldt and Gregor (Jutta Krause) Veldt of Germany; great-nephews, Jacob, Julian, Malte and Gunnar of Germany; sister-in-law, Margot Veldt of Germany; and her special friends, Leon Path, Cathleen O’Brien, and Lynne and Glen Suckling.

Maria was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kendall and was an auxiliary member of the VFW. Maria was a wonderful and caring person and an excellent cook. She will be truly missed and will forever be kept in our hearts.

Family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service on Fri., June 7 at 11 a.m. in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made in Maria’s name to Concordia Lutheran Church, 1769 Kendall Road, Kendall NY 14476. A reception will follow the service at 122 Chamberlain Street in Albion.

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


 

Posted May 23 2019
Rebecca J. Hughson

Rebecca Hughson

Rebecca J. “Becky” Hughson, 75, of Kendall, passed away on May 22, 2019 at her home, after a short illness. She was born Dec. 16, 1943 in Brockport to the late Harold and Eva (Dickerson) Hollink.

Becky retired from the NYS Family Court system. She was an avid bowler who loved gardening and sewing. Becky loved to compete at quoits, bocce and cards. She had a tremendous love for her family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she was a loving and caring person who was loved by everyone who encountered her.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Beatrice Suhr; sister-in-law, Joyce Hughson Cliff; and brother-in-law, William Hughson.

Becky is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Rod; sons, Guy, Duane and Glenn; grandchildren, Matthew, Jordan (Kate), Stephen (Amanda), Kelsey (Tom) Eberlin, and Connor Hughson; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley NY 14470, on Wed., May 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery in Kendall on Thu., May 30 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Becky’s name may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted May 22 2019
John A. Kingdollar

John Kingdollar

John A. Kingdollar, 88, of Holley, died May 21, 2019 in Unity Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 9, 1930 in Elba, a son of William and Thelma (Atwell) Kingdollar, and was a lifetime resident of this area. John enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, had a great sense of humor, and loved bowling. However, his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Mr. Kingdollar was predeceased by his son, Roger Kingdollar; a grandson, Raymond Kingdollar; brothers, Bob and Frank; and sisters, Euretta, Veronica, Virginia, Clara, Audrey, Dianna and Noreen.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 69 years, Vera; his son, Eric (Bonnie) Kingdollar of Barre; daughters, Pamela (Robert) Dennis of Albion and Rita (William Quaranto) Kingdollar of Waterport; daughter-in-law, Linda Kingdollar of Holley; brothers, Russell (Mary) Kingdollar of Barre Center and James Kingdollar of Albion; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tue., May 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31 (West Albion Road), Holley, where his funeral service will be held Wed., May 29 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarendon Fire Company, 16169 E. Lee Road, Holley NY 14470; or to Lake Plains Dialysis Center, 11020 W. Center St., Medina NY 14103.

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


 

Posted May 22 2019
Kathleen Rae Dool

Kathleen Dool

Kathleen “Kay” Rae Dool, 71, of Vernon, N.J., passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2019, at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. from stroke complications associated with Cerebral Amyloid Angioplasty (CAA). Born May 28, 1947 in Medina, she was the daughter of the late Raymond (dec. 1973) and Rebecca (Shafer) Krebs.

Kay was married for 51 years to Patrick M. Dool. The couple moved to Vernon in 1980 from Buffalo, N.Y. She graduated with the highest academic honors in education from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in 1969 and was a teacher in Ohio, in New York, and in New Jersey, where she retired as a Vernon Township High School special education science teacher. She was a dedicated teacher who explained science concepts by engaging students in hands-on projects. Her students saw her lead using quiet, yet firm, expectations.

While living in Vernon, Kay was primarily a homemaker raising four daughters, where family time and family dinners were the focal point. She also served as a Brownie Scout troop leader and school volunteer. After retirement, Kay enjoyed yoga and other exercise classes at the YMCA in Hardyston, N.J.; she played Mahjong and participated in the Wednesday knitting group at the main branch of the Sussex County Library. Kay was a talented homemaker, seamstress, knitter, weaver and cross-stitcher. She was an avid reader. Among her friends, Kay was a good listener who had a bright smile and stood up for the underdog.

Kay grew up on an 80-acre farm, helping her father milk cows, turning hay bales, collecting eggs, and attending to other farm chores. She graduated from Medina High School in 1965 and attended the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., prior to transferring to Kent State in 1966. Kay did postgraduate work at William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick; four daughters, Marcy (Peter) Pollicino, Kara (Joseph) Dool-Mason of Middleburg, Va., Kassandra Dool of Whitehall, Pa., and Lindsey (Robert) Brooks of Maplewood, N.J.; her mother, Rebecca Krebs-Root of Medina; two brothers, Norman (Alexandra) Krebs of Albion and Kirk Krebs of Hapersville, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Dolores Brice of Spartanburg, S.C.; five nieces; one nephew; and grandchildren, Andrew and Kayleigh Mason of Middleburg, Damien Dool of Whitehall, and Brynnleigh Brooks of Maplewood.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed., June 12 at Hope Church, 1441 Rt. 565, Wantage, N.J. Pastor Paulo Freire will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity or hospice of one’s choice.


 

Posted May 21 2019
Ann C. Nelson

Ann Nelson

Ann C. Nelson, 90, of Albion, died May 20, 2019 in Unity Hospital following a long illness. She was born Aug. 27, 1928 in Albion to David and Dorothy (Ollswang) Cooper and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Ann worked as a substitute teacher and tutor for several years. She enjoyed swimming, reading, watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” on TV, and being outside, especially sitting on her deck in the sun or on the beach by the ocean. Her greatest joy however, was having her family around and watching them swim and interact with each other.

Mrs. Nelson was predeceased by her husbands, Thomas R. Taylor and Paul Rehn Nelson; her son, David G. Taylor; and her infant brother, Robert G. Cooper.

She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy (Joseph) Distefano of Rochester and Jan (Grant) Downey of Albion; her stepson, Rehn (Pat) Nelson; her brother, Richard (Mary Jo) Cooper of Florida; her grandchildren, Tom and David Taylor, Sam, Jack and Joey Distefano, Tom and Anne Downey, Jessica (Rick) Townsend, Christopher Nelson and Kirsten Toben; her great-grandchildren, Carson, Ella, Maddox, Rylan and Lincoln; as well as one niece and one nephew.

The family will receive friends on Wed., May 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where her funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Mount Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hoag Library Shut-In Reading Program, 134 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted May 21 2019
Linda Newbould Ciranni

Linda Ciranni

Linda Newbould Ciranni, of Holley, passed away suddenly on May 19, 2019 surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was born May 24, 1961, the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Allport) Newbould, and was known for caring for anyone who needed help. Linda loved reading, bowling, softball, and spending time with her children and family. She was a truly selfless woman.

Mrs. Ciranni was predeceased by her father, Donald Newbould; a nephew, Jacob Brien; and her grandparents.

She is survived by her sons, Anthony and Joseph Ciranni; her future daughter-in-law, Lydia Champagne; her mother, Barbara Newbould; her sister, Sandra (Ronald) Brien; her brothers, Donald and Roger Newbould; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31 (West Albion Road), Holley, on Sat., May 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. only. Service and interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a cancer screening center of your choice.

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


 

Posted May 21 2019
Merrill M. Lonnen

Merrill Lonnen

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Merrill M. Lonnen, 75, of Lyndonville, entered into rest on Mon., May 20, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Born Dec. 30, 1943 in Medina, he was the son of the late Merrill E. and Grace (Buckland) Lonnen. He graduated from Lyndonville High School, class of 1963. A Vietnam veteran, Merrill proudly served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. In his younger years, he worked in farming. He went on to have a 40-year career as a truck driver and drove for various companies over the years, retiring from Empire Beef in Rochester in 2001. Merrill was a longtime member of the Lyndonville Fire Department. He was also a member of Houseman-Tanner Post #1603 American Legion, the Senior Citizens of Western Orleans, the Johnson Creek Senior Citizen’s Club and the Junior Wilson Sportsmen’s Club.

Merrill is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline R. (Withey) Lonnen; five children, Daniel (Christine) Houseman, Minnie (Robert) Clark, Kelly (Jon) Howland, James (Emily) Houseman and Jon (Bobbi) Houseman; 11 grandchildren, Brandon (Ashley), Zachary, Felisha and Joshua (Rebeka) Houseman, Kennedy and Jordan Clark, Devon and Derrek Howland, Miya and Tyler Houseman, Alyssa (Devin) Erdle, and Emallee Houseman; his “little buddies,” Cole, Jay, Landon and Logan Houseman, and Annalee and Bowin Erdle; three sisters, Donna (Gene) Hart, Joanne (James) Mandaville and Beverly (Douglas) Winters; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who were dear to him; and his close friend, Dave Wetherbee.

Calling hours will be held on Thu., May 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his funeral service will be held on Fri., May 24 at 10 a.m. Rev. Daniel A. Thurber will officiate. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery in Lyndonville, with full military honors accorded at graveside. A luncheon will follow at the Lyndonville Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lyndonville Fire Department, P.O. Box 150, Lyndonville NY 14098; or to Houseman-Tanner Post #1603 American Legion, P.O. Box 402, Lyndonville NY 14098.

Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 20 2019
Ruth Olive Kepner

Ruth KepnerRuth Olive Kepner, 85, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 18, 2019, at Medina Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Dec. 12, 1933 to the late Herbert and Mabel (Smith) Brant of Medina.

Loved and adored by many as “Grandma Ruth” or “Aunt Ruthie,” she spent her entire life in the Medina area. She worked at the former Fisher-Price toy company for many years and spent her remaining years enjoying life the best she could. Ruth enjoyed camping and traveling when the opportunity presented itself. She was a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and was a former member of Post #1483, V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. Ruth loved music, especially Willie Nelson, and she loved to support the Buffalo Bills.

Ruth leaves behind many family members and friends, including her sons, Paul Lindsley Sr., Kenneth Lindsley, Thomas (Dorine) Kepner Sr. and Gerald Kepner; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her brother, Herbert Brant Jr. of Medina; and her sister, Shirley Hackmer of Lakeland, Fla.

She was predeceased by her son, Michael Lindsley; siblings, Verna (Chet) Boryszewski, Althea (Roger) Berry, and Lawrence Brant; and her daughter in-law, Cathy (Dunn) Lindsley.

Calling hours will be held on Wed., May 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Thu., May 23 at 11 a.m. Reverend Dean Shingleton will officiate. Burial will take place in Boxwood Cemetery.

Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted May 20 2019
Carol G. Ward

Carol WardCarol G. Ward, 61, of Albion, died May 20, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia with her daughter and grandson by her side. She was born March 30, 1958 in Albion, a daughter of the late Richard and Maryjane (Walburn) Kennedy, and lived in this area most of her life.

Carol enjoyed the activities at The Villages of Orleans, where she resided. She could never sit still and loved being on the move. She loved watching HGTV, especially “Property Brothers,” but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her granddaughters, Jasmine and Destiny.

Carol is survived by her children, Christa Ward of Medina, Joel (Danielle) Ward of Holley, Tanya Ward of Brockport and Tracey Nottingham of Medina; grandchildren, Mark, Noah, Mia, Kasey, Kyle, Kreg, Dakota, Richie and Tyler; a great-grandchild on the way; husband, Joseph; sister, Sandra Rodges of Lyndonville; three other sisters; two brothers; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Thu., May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center, Comfort Care, 127 North St., Batavia NY 14020.

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


 

Posted May 20 2019
John Wesley Spinks

John SpinksJohn Wesley Spinks, 82, of Medina, died peacefully while surrounded by family and friends, after battling a long illness, on May 14, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Willie Mae Spinks.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thu., May 23, with a funeral service to follow, at New Life Fellowship, 330 Wellington Ave., Rochester NY 14619.


 

Posted May 20 2019
Betty A. Newton

Betty NewtonBetty A. Newton, 73, of Medina, entered into rest on Fri., May 17, 2019 at The Villages of Orleans. She was born on July 10, 1945 in Medina, a daughter of the late Irving and Betty (Chambers) Lane.

Betty lived in Medina all her life. On Jan. 11, 1964, she married Melvin Newton Sr., and together they raised four children. She worked at several local businesses, including White Brothers, ARC, Fisher-Price and, lastly, Bowman Andros Products of Lyndonville. She enjoyed garage sales as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Betty is survived by her husband of 55 years, Melvin Newton Sr.; four children, Melvin “Joe” (Sandy) Newton Jr., Michael (Chris) Newton, Tammy (William) Hall and Ellen (Ronald) Brege, all of Medina; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Carol Wright of Knowlesville and Irving (Molly) Lane of Point Breeze; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Tue., May 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box #489, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted May 19 2019
Laverne R. Smith

Laverne SmithLaverne R. Smith, 84, of Basom, passed away unexpectedly on May 17, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born Oct. 13, 1934 in Middleport to the late Almon and Lillian (Wagner) Smith.

Laverne enjoyed spending his time camping, riding his lawnmower, feeding birds and watching wildlife. He loved traveling all over the U.S. and Canada with his late wife, Marilou, whom he took care of for many years, and with his golden retrievers. Laverne was a retiree of Harrison Radiator, where he worked for 38 years. He loved and hated the Buffalo Bills, depending on how their season was going. Laverne had been an active member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville since he was a young boy.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marilou, on Nov. 7, 2012; his son, Rodney, in 2014; and several of his siblings.

Laverne is survived by his children, Randy Smith, Rebecca (Michael) Cherry and Rosalie (Richard) Robinson; five grandchildren, Michael (Cara) Robinson, Adam Smith, Heather (Tim) Pahuta, Benjamin (Alicia Rohan) Cherry and Jessica (Ashlee Dow) Cherry; three great-grandchildren, Lola Robinson, Audrey Pahuta and Justin Smith; siblings, Evelyn Ribbeck, Donald Smith and Gordon (Sandy) Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport NY 14105, on Tue., May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Laverne’s funeral service will be held at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6379 Wolcottsville Road, Akron NY 14001, on Wed., May 22 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Lutheran Cemetery.

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


 

Posted May 17 2019
Erma L. Weese

Erma Weese

Erma L. Weese, 73, of Waterport, died May 16, 2019 in Rochester General Hospital following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 1946 in Indore, W.Va. to Omer and Edna (White) Brown and lived in this area since 1969.

Erma was a terrific cook who was famous for her biscuits. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, and cooking for people whenever they stopped by the house. She also enjoyed watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune,” as well as collecting elephant figurines, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially watching them play baseball and football.

Mrs. Weese was predeceased by her son, Robert Wayne Fugate; her granddaughters, Sarah Laubacher and Tiara Fugate; and her brothers, Roger, Rick and Darryl Brown.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dencil; her children, Joyce Allport of Barre, Omer (Tammy Coville) Fugate of Point Breeze, Timmy Fugate of Albion, Ray (Sherri) Weese of Albion, and Betsy (Mike) Bennett of Lyndonville; her brothers, James (Dianna) Brown of Ohio and Michael (Barbara) Brown of Medina; her sisters, Doris (Rich Jones) DeBoard of Waterport and Libby Cochran of West Virginia; 13 grandchildren, Billy and Jessica Allport, Tiffany, Omer Lee and Rebecca Fugate, Christina Treadway, Daniel and Corey Slaughter, Chaz Weese, Travis and Shayne Atwell; 15 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Fri., May 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where a “Time to Share Memories” will be held at 8 p.m. following visitation. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 5488 Sheridan Drive #300, Williamsville NY 14221; or to Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30309.

To share a special memory of Erma, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted May 16 2019
Robert H. Bishop

Robert Bishop

Robert H. “Bob” Bishop, 73, of Albion, passed away May 14, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital following a long illness. He was born April 3, 1946 in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Raymond Henry and Lucy Harriet (Pullman) Bishop. Bob was an employee of Harrison Radiator for 30-plus years, and he also worked for American Optical. He was a proud Eagle Scout and an avid golfer. He loved traveling to Las Vegas with his wife and four women, who were affectionately known as “Bob’s Harem.”

He was predeceased by his son, Robert J. Bishop; and brother, Raymond Jr.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lois; children, Mary Bishop and Patrick (Rachel) Drew; grandchildren, Patrick, Ewan, Lily, Scott Gillette, Bri Guzdek and Nikki Shuknecht; grandchildren, Jaclyn and Chase Guzdek, Oliver and Tarra Shuknecht; nephew, Christopher Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.

Please join the family in celebrating Bob’s life at 309 S. Clinton St., Albion NY 14411 on Tue., May 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to National Kidney Foundation.

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


 

Posted May 16 2019
Eileen M. Trombley

Eileen Trombley

Eileen M. Trombley, 91, of Knowlesville and formerly of Tupper Lake, N.Y., passed away peacefully on May 14, 2019 at The Villages of Orleans. She was born Dec. 31, 1927 in Conifer, N.Y. to the late Leonard and Lena (Boardman) McDonald.

Eileen was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church and of the Catholic Daughters in Albion. For many years, she was an educator for the Bible study at St. Mary’s Church in Medina. Eileen was a great seamstress who made many items of clothing for her family and herself over the years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading Christian books, playing the guitar and singing, and she was a good cook. She was a very caring woman who was like a mother to her niece, Mary Lee Knights, and like a grandmother to her great-nieces and great-nephew, Laura, Fran and Chad Knights.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edgar; sisters and their husbands, Frances (Joseph), Edna (Clifton), Millie (Maynard), and Charlotte (Ernie).

Eileen is survived by her sons, Bernard (Diane) Trombley and Robert (Cindy) Trombley; grandchildren, Bernard Jr., Nathan, Amber, Brittany, Branden Clement, Shannon, Robert Jr. and Scott; great-grandchildren, Neil, Missy and Olivia; and a great-great-grandson, Parker Clement.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion NY 14411, on Mon., May 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eileen’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, West Park Street, Albion, on Tue., May 21 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Eileen’s name may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 106 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411; or to Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina NY 14103.

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