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Posted August 20 2018
Wallace Becker

Wally Becker

Wallace “Wally” Becker, 66, of Albion, passed away peacefully in his sleep Aug. 19, 2018. Wally was born June 8, 1952 in Albion, a son of the late Clarence and Wilma (Eyre) Becker. He was a graduate of Albion High School, class of 1971.

Wally was a former employee of General Motors who also owned and operated W.C. Becker Custom Builders for many years, retiring in 2014. Wally enjoyed working with wood pallets.

He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kerstein Lee Brien; brothers, John Weits and Howard Becker; and brother-in-law, Bruce Wright.

Wally is survived by his wife of 46 years, Vicki; daughter, Liza (Ben) Brien; grandchildren, Zach Becker, Hunter Brien and Aiden Brien; great-grandchildren, Colt and K. Lee Becker; twin sister, Wilma Becker; sisters, Cheryl Wright, Deborah (Ronald) Spanton and Kathy Becker; brother, Duane Becker; sisters-in-law, Diane Becker, Sue Weits, T.J. (Rex) Hults, Linda (Paul) Roberts, and Lisa (Dan DeCarlo) Hickein; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., Aug. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by a celebration of Wally’s life at 7 p.m.

Wally was a cancer survivor, and the family wishes, in lieu of flowers, for memorials to be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123; or to MAD Rescue of WNY, 13869 Ridge Road W., Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted August 19 2018
Betty E. Rocco

Betty RoccoBetty E. (Murphy) Rocco, 86, of Holley, died Aug. 19, 2018 at Unity Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on May 6, 1932 in Holley, a daughter of the late G. William (Bill) and Marguerite (Nesbitt) Murphy.

Betty lived in Holley all of her life and was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Paul; her brother, Robert Murphy; and her sister, Lois Dill.

She is survived by her sons, Donald (Linda) Rocco, Steven (Bambai) Rocco, and Richard (Lisa) Rocco; brothers, William (Betty) Murphy and Harold (Amy) Murphy; loving companion, Thomas Jermyn; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Fri., Aug. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rte. 31, Holley. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sat., Aug. 25 at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620. To share a special memory of Betty, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted August 18 2018
Ethel S. Miner-Wells

Ethel S. Miner-Wells, 95, of Jamestown and formerly of Albion, passed away Aug. 17, 2018 at The Lutheran Nursing Home in Jamestown. She was born in Murray on Jan. 16, 1923, the daughter of the late Harry B. and Anna Gronell Kidney.

Ethel was a graduate of Albion High School and the Rochester Business Institute extension in Batavia. In addition to several years as a homemaker, she was employed as a bookkeeper/secretary while living in Niagara Falls and Rochester. She enjoyed maintaining her flower gardens as well as the companionship of her pet dogs.

After residing primarily in Orleans County for 38 years, Ethel lived and worked in Rochester. She moved to Florida in 1977 and resided there until 2009, when she returned for health reasons to live with her son in Westfield, N.Y. While living in Florida, Ethel was a lifetime member of the DAV Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and she was active as an officer of the Women of the Moose until her health declined.

Ethel was predeceased by her parents; 12 brothers and sisters; her first husband, Winston Wells, who was killed in action in World War II; and her second husband, Richard Miner.

She is survived by her son, Gary Wells of Frewsburg, N.Y.; her daughter, Star (Anthony) Miner-Luciano of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; three grandsons, Michael Wells of Jamestown, Joshua Wells of Dunkirk, N.Y. and Anthony Luciano of Clifton Springs; four great-grandchildren, Sarah, Nolan, Hannah and Alexandra; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thu., Aug. 23 at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where Ethel’s funeral service will follow visitation at 3 p.m. Interment will be private in Mt. Albion Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WNY Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Buffalo NY 14221. To share a special memory of Ethel, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.


 

Posted August 17 2018
M. Lucile Clark

Lucile Clark

M. Lucile Clark, 100, of Holley, passed away Aug. 16, 2018. She was born March 6, 1918 in Albion, a daughter of the late Walter and Doris (Kimball) Smith. Lucile was a former employee of GE in Brockport.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; and two sons, Bradley and Mark. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Loni Clark; grandchildren, Raymond (Amanda) Clark, Sonia Clark, Brian Clark and Brad Clark; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

Services and interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery will be private. Lucile’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Holley.

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


 

Posted August 17 2018
Mary “Lena” (Orlando) Spalla

Mary Spalla

Mary “Lena” (Orlando) Spalla, 90, of Albion, ended her life’s journey at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Plumas Lake, Calif. on June 5, 2018, under the excellent care and support of the Sutter Health/Sutter Care at Home hospice staff, Yuba City, Calif.

Lena was born Sept. 8, 1927 in Geneseo, N.Y., the youngest child of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Morello) Orlando.

Lena worked at several manufacturing facilities in the area, including Kodak in Rochester, Lipton’s in Albion, and Bernz-O-Matic (Newell Corp) in Medina. She even had a short career as a New York State correction officer at the Albion Correctional Facility in the 1970s. In her earlier years, she was an avid bowler who traveled to participate in tournaments across the country in California, Nevada and Florida, to name a few. Later, she took up golf, which she enjoyed playing with her sister, Mary, and other locals from Albion. As an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Holy Family Parish) in Albion, she was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, the bereavement committee, and “warm and form” ticket sales and distribution, and she enjoyed participating in the annual St. Joseph’s Table and St. Joseph’s Lawn Fete, preparing and selling pasta fagioli.

She enjoyed meeting her friends after church for coffee and a bite at the local Subway store in Albion, and on some Thursdays at the Village House.

During her short time in California, Lena was able to spend time with her son and daughter-in-law while enjoying the warm sunshine and relaxing on the patio, admiring the flowers and listening to the birds.

Lena was predeceased by her seven siblings, Thomas of Albion, Louis of California, Samuel of Geneseo, Mary of Albion, Michael of Maryland, Frank of Geneseo, and Josephine of Albion.

Although Lena was not in the military, she was very proud that five of her siblings (Thomas, Samuel, Mary, Michael and Josephine) fought for our country and were all enlisted at the same time, a rarity during the World War II/Korean War era.

Lena is survived by her son, Steven (Tinamarie) Spalla of Plumas Lake, Calif.; grandchildren, David (Evelyn) Bellreng of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Matthew (Corey Brolinski) Bellreng of Lewiston, N.Y.; great-granddaughter, Scarlett Rae Bellreng of Lewiston; beloved goddaughter, Janelle Fancher of Albion; and several nieces and nephews throughout the United States.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Cemetery for Lena on Thu., Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. A committal service will immediately follow the Mass. All are welcome to attend.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mary Spalla to Sutter Health/Sutter Care at Home, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 160045, Sacramento CA 95816. Please remember to write “Memory of Mary Spalla” on your envelope and donation check so that the funds are routed to the local hospice that watched over her as she started her new journey.


 

Posted August 16 2018
Lucille W. Bloom

Lucille Bloom

Lucille W. Bloom, 92, of Albion, died Aug. 15, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 29, 1925 in Albion, a daughter of the late Herbert and Ethel Willimott, and she lived in this area all of her life.

Lucille was the first female county clerk in New York State, working for Orleans County and retiring Dec. 31, 1986. She was a member of Albion First United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, for which she served as Past Matron, and she was a member and Past President of Sheret Post #35 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Lucille was devoted to her family and friends and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid bowler who enjoyed all sports. She was a wonderful cook, and she loved to garden and camp.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald, in 1962; brother, Dick Willimott; sister, Dorothy Ross; and most recently, her special friend, Richard Heard. She is survived by her children, David (Cathy) Bloom of Wisconsin, Douglas (Eileen) Bloom of East Rochester, Nancy Muoio of Albion, and Diane Bloom of French Creek, N.Y.; grandchildren, Ann Wagaman, Amy (Steve) Platt, Donald (Tina) Bloom, Brian (Kristen) Bloom, Megan (Brian) Musto, Michelle (Jonathan) Restivo, Chelsey (Ryan) Williams and David (Ashley) Stirk; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Sat., Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where her funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Albion Alumni Foundation, PO Box 345, Albion NY 14411; or to The Villages of Orleans Resident Activities, 14012 Route 31 W., Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted August 16 2018
Bernhard Gruber

Bernhard Gruber

Former Medina resident Bernhard “Mel” Gruber passed away at his home in Fort Pierce, Fla. on Aug. 16, 2018. He was a member of Medina High School class of 1959, but he had been away from the Medina area for several years, living in Europe and in the South.

He was predeceased by his father, Karl Ludwig Gruber; mother, Grace W. (Williams) Gruber; and brothers, Robert, Donald and Gerald.

He is survived by his partner, Diane M. (Crossman) Ryan; daughter, Corinne (Kyle) L. Grimes of Lancaster, Pa.; son, Jason A. Gruber of Connecticut; daughter, Melanie K. Gruber of Canandaigua, N.Y.; granddaughters, Delaney and Dempsey Grimes; grandson, Gianni DeLeo; sister-in-law, Gloria Gruber of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.

He has requested that no service be performed, and that he be cremated and his remains interred with his mother, his father, and his brother Donald in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina.


 

Posted August 15 2018
Lester J. Reigle

Lester Reigle

Lester J. Reigle, 79, of Medina, entered into rest on Wed., Aug. 15, 2018 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, with his loving family at his side.

Born on May 29, 1939 in Akron, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Cynthia (Etzold) Reigle.

On Sept. 3, 1960, Lester married the former Ann Pettit, and together they raised three sons. He was a dedicated employee of Buffalo Crushed Stone of Lancaster, N.Y., working as Plant Manager for 43 years and retiring in 2000. Lester was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and going on canoe trips. Lester enjoyed vacationing in Maine and was known for his talent for being a handyman.

Lester is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Reigle; sons, Ronald (Lorie) Reigle of Middleport, Russell (Nancy Szczudlik) Reigle of Medina and Roger (Cynthia) Reigle of Medina; six grandchildren, Stephen, Brian, Derek, Jessica, Lindsey and Kyle; three great-grandchildren, Caydence, Cydne and Audrey; five siblings, Gordon (Margaret) Reigle of Medina, Charles Reigle and Alta Hinman, both of Warsaw, N.Y., Margaret (Jay) Schultz of Medina, and Patricia (Jerry) Myer of Middleport; and several nieces and nephews.

Lester is predeceased by four siblings, Marylin, Eileen, Joyce and Richard.

Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 20 at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held on Tue., Aug. 21 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Kim Smith officiating. Burial will be private for the family.

Memorials may be made in Lester’s name to Multiple Sclerosis Resources of Central New York, P.O.Box #237, East Syracuse NY 13057.

Please light a candle or share a memory of Lester at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 15 2018
Ruth A. Starkweather

Ruth Starkweather

Ruth A. “Ruthie” Starkweather, 83, of Albion, was called home to our Lord on Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, in the care of Hospice of Orleans.

Born May 6, 1935 to Dewey and Florence Groters, Ruth was a kind and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her.

Ruth grew up in Hilton. She married Edwin “Jim” Starkweather, and together they made their home in Albion and raised three loving daughters.

She enjoyed her work and her coworkers, and she gained satisfaction from serving students in the cafeteria for over 25 years at Albion Central School. She was a member of Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church.

She loved playing cards, spending time in her garden, and socializing with friends. She had a passion for dogs, especially Shih Tzus. Ruth was also a tremendous baker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren, who she loved very much. She will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Florence Groters; her sister, Bertha; and her husband, Edwin.

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Starkweather, Valorie Blums and Dorinda Starkweather; two granddaughters, Angela (Travis) Fox and Megan (Don) Coty; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Mon., Aug. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where her funeral service will be held on Tue., Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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


 

Posted August 15 2018
Josephine M. Malolepszy

Josephine Malolepszy

Mrs. Josephine M. “JoJo” Malolepszy, of Medina, went home to the Lord on Aug. 13, 2018 at the Medina Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility at North Wing.

Mrs. Malolepszy was born in Rochester, May 18, 1925, a daughter of the late Vincent and Theresa (Fisher) Kulpinski. On June 14, 1947, she married Edward S. Malolepszy at St. Stanislaus Church in Rochester. She was a secretary at Club 31 Motel for five years, and she was employed by Birdseye Snyder for five years, the Thomas J. Lipton Company for 15 years, Fisher-Price, and Orchard Manor Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide for six and a half years, retiring in 1987.

Mrs. Malolepszy was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church and Court Santa Maria #295, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. JoJo was a devoted wife and mother who put God and family first in her life. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, golfing, swimming, and cottage life on Lake Alice.

She is survived by five children, Carolyn (Gerald) Caleb of Union Springs, N.Y., David (Robin) Malolepszy of Columbus, Ohio, Kathy (Steve Kmack) Yeager of North Kingston, R.I., Marlene (James) Rogenmoser of Medina and Pamela Montague of Waterport; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Edward, on Dec. 5, 2000; five brothers, Thomas, Stanley, Casey, Joseph and Walter Kulpinski; and three sisters, Veronica Mastowski, Mary Mrzyska and Cecelia Malolepszy.

Friends may call on Fri., Aug. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home by members of Holy Trinity Parish and Court Santa Maria #295, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Parish or Hospice of Orleans County.

Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 14 2018
Anastasia Joyce Marie Scroger

Anastasia Scroger

Anastasia Joyce Marie Scroger, four-month-old daughter of Matthew Scroger and Kali Jacobs of Lyndonville, entered into heaven on Sun., Aug. 12, 2018.

Anastasia was born in Batavia on April 6, 2018. She was a crazy, dramatic and happy baby. Anastasia will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her paternal great-great-grandmothers, Joanne Scroger of Medina and Barbara Chaffee of Albion; paternal great-grandmothers, Patrice Scroger of Attica, N.Y. and Gayle White of Lyndonville; maternal great-grandmother, Norma (Larry) Jacobs of Albion; paternal grandparents, Rachel Godfrey and Jim Scroger, both of Lyndonville; maternal grandparents, Shawna Henry and Mike Jacobs, both of Lyndonville; eight aunts and uncles, Tyler, Chris, Mikey, Dylan, Nick, Cheyenne, Katie, Tina and Mckenna; and several cousins.

Relatives and friends may call on Sat., Aug. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112. N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Pastor, Rev. Danial A. Thurber, officiating. Burial will be private for the family.

Please light a candle or share a memory of Anastasia at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 14 2018
David F. Kenward

David Kenward

American flagDavid F. Kenward, 80, of Medina, passed away on Sun., Aug. 12, 2018 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

Born on Feb. 9, 1938 in Medina, he was the son of the late Milton and Mary (Hibbard) Kenward.

David graduated from Medina High School in 1955 and, in 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an automotive mechanic. Upon returning home, he married the late and former Patricia Kelley on Oct. 25, 1958. Together, they made their home on Salt Works Road by renovating a one-room schoolhouse, where they raised their three children. David worked for Balcerzak Construction, at a car dealership in Brockport, and as a machine repairman for Harrison Radiator. David was a member of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Company, Middleport United Methodist Church, and Medina Post #204 American Legion. He was an avid hunter, having gone on hunting trips to Pennsylvania and Montana.

David is survived by his children, Terry (Arthur) Sipala of Coatesville, Pa. and Chad (Mindy) Kenward of Medina; six grandchildren, Todd (Krystal) Kenward, Amy Kenward, Vinnie Sipala, Madison Kenward, Hannah Kenward and Cameron Kenward; two siblings, Judy (Don) Goodrich of Medina and Margaret Elmore of Middleport; two former daughters-in-law, Lorna (Harrison) Fleming of Florida and Patty Kenward of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

David is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Patricia; his son, Jeffrey; and two sisters, Nancy Kenward and Elizabeth Hall.

Relatives and friends may call on Fri., Aug. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 1 at Middleport United Methodist Church, 9 Park Ave., Middleport. The Pastor, Rev. Nathanael E. Lange, will officiate. Burial will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery, with military honors accorded by members of Lincoln Post #1483 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Butts-Clark Post #205 American Legion.

Memorials may be made in David’s name to Middleport United Methodist Church, 9 Park Ave., Middleport NY 14105; or to Orleans County Joint Veterans Council, 13996 Rt. 31, Albion NY 14411.

Please light a candle or share a memory of David at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 14 2018
Thomas W. Johnson

Thomas Johnson

Thomas W. “T.W” Johnson passed away unexpectedly in August 2018.

Thomas was born to the late Anna and Theodore Johnson on Sept. 23, 1963. He lived in Sharon, Conn. with his brother, Ted; and sister, Tamara. Later, he moved to Kendall, where he started a family and made his mark on the community in building and construction.

He leaves behind his two children, Kyle and Kelly Johnson; granddaughter, Bryce; a stepdaughter; several step-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Vicky.

Tom will be missed by everyone he knew. He will be remembered as a caring man who was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need.

Arrangements were made by the family, and Tom was laid to rest with his parents in Connecticut.


 

Posted August 14 2018
Zoltan Koleszar Sr.

Zoltan Kolezar

Zoltan Koleszar Sr., 78, of Hamlin, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018 at the home of his daughter, Theresa, surrounded by his family.

Zoltan will be lovingly remembered by his children, Margaret Koleszar, Zoltan (Susan) Koleszar, David Koleszar and Theresa Crist (Steve Randazzo); eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call at Walker Brothers Funeral Home, 15 West Ave., Spencerport, on Mon., Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home, and burial will take place at Garland Cemetery, Brockport.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Zoltan’s memory may be made to Aurora House, 2495 S. Union St., Spencerport NY 14559.

To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit Walker Brothers Funeral Home.


 

Posted August 13 2018
Charlie L. King

Charlie King

Charlie L. King, 83, of Holley, peacefully passed away due to a sudden illness on Sun., Aug. 12, 2018 at Unity Hospital. He was born Aug. 26, 1934 in Sanford, Fla. to the late Elder and Sarah (Proctor) King.

Charlie was a faithful member at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Albion and engaged in the house-to-house ministry, helping others learn about the Bible.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Maybell, in 2009; and his siblings, Corine Gipson, Evelyn Kitt and Sarah McNeal.

Charlie is survived by his children, Teresa King and Alvis King; siblings, Bessie Haywood and Dr. Henry (Peggy) King; grandchildren, Justin, Brandon and Ariana; great-grandson, Brandon Alvis King; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley NY 14470, on Fri., Aug. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. His memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 14840 State Route 31, Albion, on Sat., Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 14840 State Route 31, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted August 12 2018
Dayton L. Weese

Dayton WeeseDayton L. Weese, 65, of Albion, died Aug. 9, 2018 at ECMC in Buffalo. He was born Feb. 18, 1953 in Braxton County, W.Va., a son of the late Harry and Olive (Starcher) Weese, and he lived in this area most of his life.

Dayton loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and mowing the grass for Eagle Harbor United Methodist Church. He loved to tell stories and jokes, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte; his son, Keith Brown; his brother, Denver Weese; and his sisters, Bessie Marlene Horch and Mary Lou Weese.

Dayton is survived by his sons, Kevin (Jill MacFarland) Weese of Albion and Larry (Nicole Lilley) Weese of Albion; daughter-in-law, Samantha Brown of Grand Island; grandchildren, Emily, Brandon, Zack and Eleanor; brothers, Dencil (Erma), Danny (Evelyn), Dalmas (Colleen), David (Cathy), Douglas and Donnie; and sisters, JoAnn (Doug) Keiffer and Jackie (Kenny) Davis.

The family will receive friends on Fri., Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where his funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lake Plains Dialysis Center, 11020 W. Center St., Medina NY 14103.

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


 

Posted August 10 2018
Paul W. Bearss

Paul Bearss

Paul W. Bearss, 45, of Medina, passed away on Thu., Aug. 9, 2018 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo.

Born on April 12, 1973 in Rochester, he was the son of Sandra (VanScooter) Hinckley and the late Ronald Hinckley.

Paul grew up in the Medina area and was known for his hard work ethic to support his family, and for his compassion toward his family and friends.

Besides his mother, Paul is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Sheldon) Bearss of Medina; three daughters, Brittany, Brooke and Brianna Bearss of Medina; two brothers, John and Charles Knapp of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.

Paul is predeceased by two sons, Nicholas and James Bearss.

Relatives and friends may call on Fri., Aug. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina NY 14103, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. The Rev. Daniel A. Thurber, pastor of Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his daughters for the upcoming school year. Please light a candle or share a memory of Paul at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.


 

Posted August 09 2018
Dianna J. Kelley

Dianna Kelley

Dianna J. (Kingdollar) Kelley, 71, of Clarendon, passed away Aug. 9, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

Dianna was born May 22, 1947 in Medina, a daughter of the late William and Thelma (Atwell) Kingdollar. Dianna and her husband, Gerald, enjoyed playing bingo at several locations, most recently at the Hartland Fire Company.

Dianna is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gerald; children, Elaine (Mike) Kelley of Holley, Gerald (Brenda) Kelley Jr., Della (Max) Buscemi of Rochester, and Martin (Sharalee) Kelley of Kendall; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Vera) Kingdollar of Holley, James Kingdollar of Albion and Russell (Mary) Kingdollar of Albion; sister-in-law, Virginia Davis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Route 31, Holley, on Mon., Aug. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. Dianna’s funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tue., Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. Private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery.

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


 

Posted August 09 2018
Ronald A. Koss

Ronald A. “Ron” Koss, 61, of Brockport, peacefully passed away on Aug. 7, 2018, after a long struggle with various health issues, at Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit. He was born Oct. 27, 1956 in Brockport, a son of Herbert and Dorothy (Brower) Koss.

Ron was a volunteer fireman with the Brockport Fire Department and a member of the Brockport Fire Department Exempts Club. He was very active at Christian Center Church in Brockport.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Amanda Hart; siblings, Doug (Theresa) Koss, Cheryl (Tom) McGee-Laney, Michele Koss and John Koss; his devoted dog, Abby; and several nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to Christian Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 338, Brockport NY 14420.

Ron’s family would like to thank the people at Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their great care, as well as the members of Christian Center Church for their comfort and support over the past few days.

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


 

Posted August 08 2018
Steven B. Watkins

Steve Watkins

Steven B. Watkins, 58, of Albion, passed away Aug. 5, 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, following a long illness.

Steve was born March 7, 1960 in Albion, a son of the late Stewart and Shirley (Snyder) Watkins. He was a 1978 graduate of Albion High School and a member of Eagle Harbor United Methodist Church. He was a 20-year volunteer for COVA, and he owned and operated Bearview Builders for many years, retiring in 2013 due to ill health. Steve enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be remembered for having a big heart, and for being willing to help anyone in need.

He was predeceased by his brother, Scott.

Steve is survived by his wife, Chris; sons, Bradley (Taylor Martin) Watkins of Massachusetts and Michael (Julie Virelli) Mannara of Holley; daughters, Tracy (Chas) Townsend of Albion and Sandy Massaro of Lancaster; sister-in-law, Kim Watkins of Albion; grandchildren, Anthony Mannara, Makenzie Mannara, Leigha Townsend and Peter Massaro; sister, Sandy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., Aug. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. Steve’s funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Sat., Aug. 11 at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Transit Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 1344 University Ave., Suite 270, Rochester NY 14607; or to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington VA 22202.

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


 

Posted August 04 2018
Cecil J. Moore

Cecil MooreCecil J. Moore, 82, of Clarendon, died at home on Aug. 4, 2018 following a brief illness. He was born on April 26, 1936 in Clarendon to Cecil H. and Jessie (Davis) Moore and was a lifetime resident of this area.

Cecil retired in 1993 after 30 years of service as a machinist for Rochester Products. He was a charter member of the Clarendon Fire Company, and he loved learning about the history of Clarendon and the surrounding area. In addition to being a NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan, Cecil enjoyed golf, scratch-off lottery tickets and family gatherings. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as he was truly a man who cherished family values.

Mr. Moore was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Ron and Kip Moore; and his daughter, Brenda McMillan.

He is survived by his darling wife of 62 years, Mary Lou; his daughters, Nina (Randy) Gurnsey of Barre, Kathy (Jim) Swabb of Clarendon, and Diann (Ray) Hillabush of Clarendon; his brothers, David (Becky) Moore of Holley and Robert Moore of Rochester; son-in-law, Robert McMillan; sisters, Colleen Sauro of Holley, Zola Smith of Albion, Frieda Sabo of Barre, Vera (John) Kingdollar of Albion, Betty Fulks of Albion, Bernice Smith of Albion, and Sandy (Jerry) Kozlowski of Clarendon; eight grandchildren, Justin, Sheena, Mindy, Brandon, Tammie, Lindsay, Craig and Dylan; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to gather at Hillside Cemetery on Sat., Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. for a graveside service honoring Cecil.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarendon Fire Company, 16169 E. Lee Road, Holley NY 14470.

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


 

Posted August 03 2018
Michael J. Myers Sr.

Michael MyersMichael J. Myers Sr., 79, of Holley, died Aug. 2, 2018 at Unity Hospital following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 26, 1938 in Rochester, a son of Joseph and Mary (Featherly) Myers.

He lived in this area his entire life. Michael was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the St. Mary’s Archers Club. He was an avid hunter and a true outdoorsman, and he especially loved to fish.

Mr. Myers was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Myers.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marion; sons, Michael (Colleen) Myers Jr. of Hamlin, Kevin (Linda Billitier) Myers of Clarkson, and Keith (Carla) Myers of Irondequoit; brother, Charles (Patricia) Myers of Greece; sister-in-law, Carol Myers of Greece; grandchildren, Marlin, Michael, Layla, Gordon, Eliza, Cooper and Ilyssa; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Mon., Aug. 6 from  5 to 8 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rt. 31 (W. Albion Road) in Holley, where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tue., Aug. 7. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport NY 14450; or to St. Mary’s Archers Club, Clark Mills Road, Waterport NY 14571.

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


 

Posted August 02 2018
Florence Ethel Youngs

Florence Youngs

Florence Ethel Youngs, 87, of Henderson, N.C. and formerly of Lyndonville, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2018.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1931 to Albert and Mary Goodwin. She married Donald E. Youngs and had two sons. She was one of the sweetest and most caring souls one could ever meet. She enjoyed her animals and spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid bingo player who loved doing puzzles.

She leaves behind her son, Lester Gene (Lisa) Youngs; grandchildren, Eric Goodwin, Buffy Youngs, Donna (Dustin) Zimmerman and Desirè Youngs; great-grandchildren, Alex Goodwin, Paige Goodwin, Abigail Goodwin, Mersades Watts, Bianca Chutko, Tiescha Hill, Solomon Hill IV, Anastasia Hill, Benjamin Zimmerman, Christian Zimmerman, Saniya Youngs, JaMontè Youngs and Carly Fields; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her husband, Donald Youngs (2007); son, John Goodwin (2006); great-grandson, Alexander Zimmerman (2010); and multiple siblings.

A memorial service will be held at Community Fellowship Church at 3146 Johnson Creek Road, Middleport, on Fri., Aug. 17 at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to help cover funeral expenses.


 

Posted August 02 2018
Coley G. Brooks

Coley Brooks

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Coley G. Brooks, 69, of Medina, passed away on July 29, 2018. He was born April 3, 1949 in Albion to F. Gerald and Jean (Babbitt) Brooks.

Coley enjoyed having a good time, watching NASCAR, woodworking, and keeping to himself for the most part.

He was predeceased by his father in 2010.

Coley is survived by his mother, Jean Brooks; sister, Carol (John) Williams; niece, Brooke (Jason) Foote and family of Barre; nephew, Corey (Corlyn) Webster and family of Quaker Hill, Conn.; and good friend, Bob Mesler of Medina.

The family will receive friends on Fri., Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion NY 14411, where his memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Coley’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


 

Posted August 01 2018
Jeffrey Joel Kenward

Jeffrey Kenward

Jeffrey Joel Kenward, 56, of California, Md., passed away on July 25, 2018 at his residence with his loving wife at his side.

Jeffrey was born on July 3, 1962 in Medina to David Kenward of Medina and the late Patricia (Kelly) Kenward.

He spent his career working in construction. He was a talented craftsman who built many beautiful pieces for his friends and family, including a rocking horse for his daughter, Amy. He lived for motocross and raced on the amateur level. He was a “wrencher” for many in the sport. He was meticulous with all of his vehicles, and he keep the engines in pristine condition. He also built his own trailer for his motocross bike. His best friend, Tom, was a professional motocross rider, and Jeff was his reliable and talented wrencher. Twice, they participated in the Vegas Shoot Out together.

In 2002, Jeff married his beloved wife, Patricia. Together, they celebrated over 15 wonderful years of marriage. His hobbies also included mowing his grass, watching NASCAR, and dining with his friends and family. He made Christmas cookies every year with his wife, and it was something he looked forward to doing.

In addition to his father, Jeffrey is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Frances Kenward; children, Todd (Krystal) Kenward of Raleigh, N.C., and Amy Kenward of Winter Garden, Fla.; siblings, Terry (Art) Sipala of Coatesville, Pa. and Chad (Mindy) Kenward of Medina; nieces and nephews, Vinny Sipala, Madison Kenward, Hannah Kenward and Cameron Kenward; best friends, Tom and Corola Turner, and their children, Markus and Lucus; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

The family will receive friends for Jeffrey’s Life Celebration on Sat., Aug. 11 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown MD 20650. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown MD 20650; or to American Cancer Society, 405 Williams Court, Ste. 120, Baltimore MD 21220.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.


 

Posted August 01 2018
Hayward David Neace

Hayward Neace

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Hayward David Neace, 70, went peacefully to his eternal rest at home in Rexville, N.Y. on July 25, 2018.

Hayward was born March 26, 1948 in Barwick, Ky. to the late Letcher and Ruby (Morgan) Neace. On June 12, 2010 in Wolcottsville, he married Judy Ann Clack, who survives him and resides in Rexville.

Hayward was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving our country proudly and with honor during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of one Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and an Army Commendation Medal in the F Troop 15th Cavalry.

Hayward worked for many years at Kodak in Rochester as a welder. He specialized in TIG welding for many government jobs, which included welding material for the International Space Station as well as other space projects.

He was a member of the Greenwood American Legion and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed bowhunting and made many hunting trips to Canada with family and friends. He also loved to watch football and to ride in his side-by-side with his dog, Kady, and he was very proficient in stained glass art.

In addition to his wife, Judy of Rexville, Hayward is survived by a son, Eric (Keri) Neace of Lyndonville; a daughter, Julie Hinman of Middleport; two stepchildren, Janeen (Guy) Marsh of Lowell, Ind. and Troy (Krista) Lindke of Gasport; seven grandchildren; a brother, Dudley (Catherine) Neace of Rexville; and a sister, Judy Henley of Middleport.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Neace.

A memorial service with military honors will take place Sat., Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville (Akron), N.Y.

Memorial contributions in Hayward’s name may be made to Greenwood American Legion Auxiliary, Birmingham-Burd Post 1425, Main St., Greenwood N.Y. 14839.


 

Posted July 31 2018
Louis C. Belfield Jr.

Louis Belfield

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Louis C. Belfield Jr., 90, of Phoenix, N.Y. and formerly of Middleport, passed away on July 28.

Louis was born in Lockport on May 18, 1928 to Louis and Gertrude (Hogenmiller) Belfield Sr. Louis was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and he was a union carpenter as well as a steamfitter. He was combat-injured at the Battle of Okinawa, having entered the Navy at age 16. He was previously in the Merchant Marine at the age of 15. His lifelong admiration of his country and fellow veterans, along with his incredible courage throughout his life, was an inspiration to his family and friends. Louis was also a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Middleport, where he served as a trustee. His family was a great source of happiness.

Mr. Belfield was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Shirley (Wilson); a daughter, Sharon (Porretta); a sister, Regina (Dreher); and a brother, Phillip.

He is survived by his son, Michael (Judith) Belfield of Phoenix; brothers, Kenneth Belfield of Gasport, David Belfield of Lockport and Robert Belfield of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandsons, Steven of Canton, Ga., Jeremy of Mexico, N.Y., and Andrew Porretta of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Frederick Tremblay of Chapel Hill, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Alison (Janders), Noah, Stella, and twins Emma and Lillian; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Fri., Aug. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, where his funeral service will be held following visitation at 6 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family, with military honors, at Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion. To share a special memory of Louis, please visit www.bateswallace.com.


 

Posted July 30 2018
Jorg Matull

Jerry Matull

Jorg “Jerry” Matull, 79, of Rochester, passed away on July 29 in Rochester. Jerry was born in Danzig, Germany to Margot and Oswald Matull on May 22, 1939.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Kodak for 27 years. He was an accomplished woodworker who enjoyed sharing his gift with his family and his church.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Birgit and Elke; a nephew, Christian; and a great-nephew, Oliver.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Christine M. Matull; daughters, Kim (Stephen) Jenkinson and Lynn (Stephen) Matull-Gardner; grandchildren, Danielle Jenkinson, Alexandra Jenkinson, Jordan Jenkinson, Taylor Gardner and Zachary Gardner; great-grandson, Owen Currier; several loving cousins, nieces and nephews; and close extended family, Cornelia Neu, Renate Dietrich and Sandy Ray.

Jerry’s memorial service will be held Sat., Aug. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at Ogden Presbyterian Church, 2400 S. Union St., Spencerport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkinson Foundation of Greater Rochester, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 1600, Rochester NY 14620.

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


 

Posted July 30 2018
Julia A. Moriarty

Julia Moriarty

Julia A. Moriarty passed away peacefully on Sun., July 29, 2018. Born on June 26, 1944, Julie was predeceased by her mother, Stella Proper; and her brother, James Proper.

Julie is survived by her beloved husband, Edward Moriarty, whom she married in 1971; her dear daughters, Maureen Moriarty (Terry Lake) and Eileen (Jeff) Anderson; wonderful grandchildren, Ethan, Maya, Bryan and Kyra; her sister-in-law, Helen Proper; and many dear relatives and friends. She retired from Harrison Radiator after many years of service. Julie loved gardening, drinking coffee, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Friends may call on Mon., Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tue., Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, celebrated by the Rev. Richard A. Csizmar.

Donations in Julie’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, 211 Eagle St., Medina; or to a charity of your choice.

Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted July 28 2018
Vicki L. Cain

Vicki Cain

Vicki L. Cain, 54, of Lyndonville, died Fri., July 27, 2018 at her home in Lyndonville. Mrs. Cain was born Oct. 23, 1963 in Brockport, a daughter of Rita (Zajaczkowski) Paeth of Clarendon and the late William Paeth.

She worked at Yates Community Library in Lyndonville, was a graduate of Bryant & Stratton with a secretarial degree, was a Girl Scout leader for Troop #2132 in Lyndonville, and was a member of the Lyndonville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for a short time. She enjoyed music, especially Garth Brooks. She greatly loved her children and her cat, Gizmo.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick C. Cain, whom she married March 21, 1987; two daughters, Brittany Cain of Medina and Monica (Stephen Herbeck) Cain of Grand Island; four brothers, David (Chris) Paeth of Hamlin, Robert Paeth of Texas, Charles Paeth of Holley and Scott (Sue) Paeth of Nevada; a sister, Tammy Vicens of Holley; her father-in-law, Alvin Cain of Holley; a brother-in-law, Gary Isacone of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Carol Isacone.

Friends may call on Wed., Aug. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, where services will immediately follow at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, East Shelby.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14642.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.


 

Posted July 28 2018
Kathleen J. Brooks

Kathleen BrooksKathleen J. Brooks, 47, of the Town of Barre, entered into rest unexpectedly at her home on Thu., July 26, 2018. She was born Oct. 27, 1970 in Lockport, the daughter of the late Fredrick and Joanne (Starkweather) Kaufman.

She grew up in the Gasport area and attended Royalton-Hartland High School. On Feb. 27, 1994, she married Jack S. Brooks Jr., and together they raised a family of three children. Kathy was a waitress who worked at Rudy’s Diner in Medina for many years. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Jack S. Brooks Jr.; three daughters, Amanda Brooks, Trisha (Richard) Allen and Samantha Wrobleski; three grandchildren, Madison Johnson, Gage Johnson and Ryker Allen; four siblings, Daphne Hoban, Darlene (Gary) Oliver, Patricia (Rick) Williams and Fredrick Kaufman; and several nieces and nephews.

Her memorial service will be held on Wed., Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel A. Thurber will officiate.

Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted July 27 2018
Wauneta Quackenbush

Wauneta Quackenbush

Wauneta “Trink” (Fleming) Quackenbush, 79, of Gasport, passed away at her home on July 26, 2018.

Wauneta enjoyed bowling, exercising with the Silver Sneakers at the Medina YMCA, canning fruits and vegetables, and making quilts and afghans for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wauneta loved having a cooking day with her grandchildren and, at the end of the day, sitting down to enjoy their cooking. “Trink” was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Raymond Quackenbush, in 2008; her daughter, Ruby Quackenbush, in 1978; and two grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Quackenbush.

Wauneta is survived by her children, Frederick (Luann) Quackenbush, Fritz (Diana) Quackenbush, Otto Quackenbush, Donald (Sandra) Quackenbush Jr., and Max Quackenbush; grandchildren, Theresa (John) Mussell, Paul (Kristin) Quackenbush, Michelle (Jared) Randolph, Amanda Rae, Andrew Quackenbush and Elizabeth (Kevin) Bednarz; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Hap Archey, Cecilia Dewbre and Kathy Mickey Grimes; brother, Thomas Grimes; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Mon., July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, followed by her funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Mountain Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Wauneta’s name to the charity of your choice.

To share a special memory of Wauneta, please visit Bateswallace.com.


 

Posted July 26 2018
Arthur F. Fousse

Arthur Fousse

Arthur F. Fousse, 81, of Medina, died July 26, 2018 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1936 in Rochester, a son of the late Arthur and June (Gill) Fousse.

Arthur enjoyed hunting, making his own ammunition, fishing and gardening. He was a real estate agent for 30 years, lastly working for RE/MAX Results in Brockport.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 42 years, Beverly; and his brothers, Francis Fousse and Allen Schroeder.

He is survived by his children, Cynthia Bennett of Albion, Paul (Glenda) Fousse of Tennessee, and Richard (Lorri) Fousse of Penfield; brother, Herbert (Eleanor) Fousse of Rochester; sisters, Mary (William) Weber of Rochester and Maryann Fousse of Webster; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arthur’s memorial service will be held at Faith Alliance Church, 3305 Oak Orchard Road, Albion, on Sat., July 28 at 11 a.m. Private interment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to S.C.O.P.E of New York.

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


 

Posted July 26 2018
Matthew Gardner

Matt Gardner

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On Wed., July 25, 2018, Matthew Gardner died as a result of injuries caused by a traffic accident. He was 25.

Matt was born on April 26, 1993 in Brockport.

He is survived by his mother, Jackie Gardner (Mark Dunham); father, Kevin Gardner (Pamela Rickerl); his sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth; his love, Kayla Osborne; his grandfather, Fred Babcock; Sophia Rickerl; and treasured aunts, uncles, cousins and friends “as many as the stars.”

Matt loved life, and he gathered the love of family and friends, not by keeping, but by giving that love in return, from his days at ‘Netties through the Albion schools, where his love of sports took him to the pool, the football field and the track. This giving continued as he entered the work world, gathering friends at CRFS and Takeform. Matt’s gentle spirit showed through as children and pets were always drawn to him, and he always gave them his time.

The family wishes to extend its thanks to all of Matt’s friends, without whom we could not be strong.

Calling hours will be held Sun., July 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion. His funeral service will take place on Mon., July 30 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Albion, 29 E. State St., Albion NY 14411, with his uncle, Rev. Thomas Gardner, officiating. Private interment will take place at Mount Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to establish the Matthew K. Gardner Scholarship through the Albion High School Alumni Foundation. Donations may be sent to Matthew K. Gardner Scholarship Fund, c/o Christina Snook, 14237 W. Bacon Road, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted July 26 2018
Nancy J. Fink

Nancy Fink

Nancy J. Fink, 83, of Gasport, died July 25, 2018 at her home following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 6, 1934 in Lockport to Albert and Gladys (Mosher) Talladay and lived in this area her entire life.

Nancy was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville and a member of the Hartland Senior Citizens Group. She graduated with her RN degree from Ohio University School of Nursing. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting, and she loved to play cards. Nancy was a family-oriented person and was a women of impeccable faith.

Mrs. Fink was predeceased by her husband, Theodore; and her brothers, Jack and William Talladay.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Diane) Fink of Texas; her daughter, Patricia (Phil) Utley of Gasport; her grandson, Jeremy Benedict; two granddaughters, Missy and Jessica; two step-granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sat., July 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6337 Wolcottsville Road, Akron NY 14001, where her funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 5 p.m. Interment in Hartland Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michael’s Church; or to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport NY 14094.

Nancy’s arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace and Heath Funeral Home of Middleport. To share a special memory of Nancy, please visit www.bateswallace.com.


 

Posted July 26 2018
Marceline M. Anderson

Marcy Anderson

Marceline M. “Marcy” Anderson, 91, of Middleport, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2018. She was born July 13, 1927 in Middleport to the late George and Doris (Landow) Mufford and would remain in the area her entire life.

Marcy was a great musician who spent much of her time playing the piano. She played with the Bud Webber Orchestra at various local festivities. Marcy also enjoyed spending time traveling by herself to get away. She was a retiree from GM/Harrison Radiator, after working there for several years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Marcy was predeceased by her brothers, George “Jingle” Mufford Jr. and Harold Mufford.

Marcy is survived by her daughters, Lynn (Ronald) Olear, Karen (Roger) Kasprzak, and Darlene Schwarzkopf; grandchildren, Diane Olear, Sean (Amber) Gorrow, Derek Schwarzkopf, Martin Schwarzkopf, and Carly (Danny) Thomas; great-grandchildren, Desmond and Eleanor Gorrow; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport NY 14105, on Tue., July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wed., Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hartland Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Marcy’s name may be made to Save A Pet of Niagara County, P.O. Box 114, Newfane NY 14108.

To share a special memory of Marcy, please visit www.bateswallace.com.


 

Posted July 25 2018
Donald D. DeMallie

Donald DeMallie

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Donald D. “Donnie” DeMallie, 73, of Barker, went home to Jesus on Tue., July 24, 2018 at his home, with his loving family at his side.

Born on Jan. 21, 1945 in Rochester, he was the son of the late Robert S. and Joan (Curran) DeMallie Bell.

Donald chose to serve his country by joining the U.S. Navy, serving two tours in Vietnam. Upon returning home, he married the love of his life, the former Judy Stiffler, on July 8, 1967, and together they raised three daughters. Donald worked at various jobs in construction, as an instructor at the Iroquois Job Corps, and, lastly, at several power plants. He was also a scuba diver for Orleans County and a former volunteer fireman for the Town of Carlton. Donald was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, serving as Eucharistic Minister and leading Bible study. He also delivered home-cooked meals for Niagara County Office of the Aging. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and raising horses. Most of all, Donnie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially over a good scotch.

Donald is survived by his stepmom, Loretta DeMallie of Rochester; his wife of 51 years, Judy; daughters, Ruby Lee (Brad) Hoffee of Lyndonville, Treva Jo (Johnny) Buckert, and Joy Anne DeMallie, all of Rochester; grandchildren, Rebekah, Jacob, Johannah and Stella; siblings, Robert (Vickie) DeMallie of Lyndonville, Joseph (Debbie) Bell of Arizona, Kimmarie (John) Simonsen of California, Marlene (Earl) Speanburg of Rochester, and Burt (Carol) Gage of Oklahoma; brothers-in-law, John (Kathy) Stiffler of Texas and Larry (Colleen) Stiffler; sisters-in-law, Mary (Don) Mueller and Dorry (Tom) Waydelis, both of Rochester; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Relatives and friends may call on Sat., July 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, 1726 Quaker Road, Barker NY 14012, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with the Pastor, Rev. Bernard Nowak, celebrating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made in Donnie’s name to Niagara County Office of the Aging Home Cooked Meals, 111 Main St., Lockport NY 14094; or to Orleans County Joint Veterans Council, 13996 Rt.31, Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted July 25 2018
Angeline Boyce

Angeline Boyce

Angeline Boyce, 89, of Middleport, died July 25, 2018. Angie was born in Medina on Oct. 16, 1928 to Raffaele and Maria (DiBeneditti) Castricone. She graduated from Medina High School in June 1946. She married the late John L. Boyce on Sept. 8, 1951, and together they made their home in Medina before moving to Lyndonville in the 1960s. Angie owned a little grocery store in Yates called “Angie’s Grocery,” which made her well-known to the community. She loved going out to eat, playing bingo, planting her flowers, making homemade spaghetti and meatballs, and being with her family. Her sense of humor was loved by all who knew her, and she had a talent for stealing pizzelles.

She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Gollus of Middleport; her sons, Johnny (Debbie) Boyce of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jeff (Glennda) Boyce of Elba, N.Y. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, David (Jenn) Gollus of Boston, N.Y., Elisabeth (PJ) Allen of Lockport, Stephanie Pagano of Virginia Beach, and Jonathan and Brandon Boyce of Elba. Angie is also survived by several great-grandchildren, Brooke, Braden, Kendall, Emily, Max and Grace.

Angie was the second youngest but last surviving sibling of Dominic, Louis, Jesse, Anthony, Vincent, Peter, Amelia, Viola, Carmella and Mary Jane. She was very proud of her big Italian family and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

At her request, no visitation will be held, but a memorial service will take place at a later date.

Angie’s arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace and Heath Funeral Home of Middleport. To share a special memory of Angie, please visit www.bateswallace.com.


 

Posted July 23 2018
Elise Florence Draper

Elise Draper

Elise Draper, 77, of Phoenix, Ariz., died quite peacefully Saturday evening, July 21, 2018. She had a stroke on Thursday and died Saturday, so her demise was brief. She was a longtime resident of Albion until her move to Arizona in February. She was born on Sept. 22, 1940 in the Panama Canal Zone to the late Albert and Ruby (Merrill) Nelson.

Elise was married to Donald Draper for 51 years until his death in 2015. They lived at the same address on Transit Road for all those years. Elise was a hard worker! Through her years, she was employed at Bemis Bag Company, Eddy Printing and Remley Printing. Her last employment was as a pharmacy technician for RiteAid in Albion.

Elise and Don were well suited for each other, loving the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and traveling in their Hi-Lo. They bowled and played a lot of euchre and pinochle with dear friends. Elise took up ceramics and also loved to read fiction books. Most of all, Elise was an avid genealogist, tracing family lines way back to the founding fathers and beyond. She also assisted others in accurately tracing their family roots. Due to her devotion to genealogy, she and her sister were accepted as members of the Albion chapter of the D.A.R.

Elise is survived by her sister, Patricia, who resides in Rochester; and her brother, David (Holly), living in Phoenix. She leaves nephews and nieces, Paul, Gary, Daniel, Michael, Trisha, Sherri and Nick; cousins, Jane Frink and James Merrill; and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces dear to her. She is also survived by cousins and beloved family members of her late husband, who have stayed very close for decades. Also missing her are her cats, George, Muffy, and Toby – with her for 16+ years.

To share a special memory of Elise, please visit www.merrillgrinnell.com.


 

Posted July 23 2018
George W. Plummer

George Plummer

George W. Plummer, 83, passed away on Tue., Feb. 6, 2018.

George was a retired electrical engineer for General Dynamics. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and teammate. He was an avid bowler, and he enjoyed skiing every winter and watching basketball. He volunteered his time teaching bowling to kids every Saturday, serving on the Board of Trustees at church, and selflessly helping his friends, family and community. His kindness, caring, generosity and sweet smile will be missed by everyone who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. and Vera C. (Cushing) Plummer; and by his wife, Mary (Daniels) Plummer.

He is survived by his children, Bruce Plummer of San Diego, Paul (Kathy) Plummer of Escondido, Calif., and Jennifer (Todd) Clark of Clearwater, Kan.; his grandchildren, Kyle Plummer, Garrett Clark and Chance Clark; his brothers, Charles, James, Walter and David Plummer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. on Tue., July 31 at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Ave., Albion, N.Y.

Memorials may be sent to Clearwater United Methodist Church, 130 N. 1st, Clearwater KS 67026; or to Alzheimers Association, Central and Western Kansas Office, 1820 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita KS 67214.

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