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Posted December 01 2020

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Posted January 18 2021
Alton “Al” L. Quackenbush

Alton “Al” L. Quackenbush,  75, of Albion, NY/Lakeland, Fla. died Jan. 16, 2021 in Lakeland Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born Oct. 12, 1945 in Shelby to Maxwell and Edith (Crawford) Quackenbush and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Al was a member of the Jeddo Community Church and a retiree of Harrison Radiator.  Al was a person who was always helping someone out and who also enjoyed a good prank every now and then.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed his sled dogs and raising horses.  He enjoyed playing shuffleboard, fishing and was a handyman by nature.  However, Al’s most favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Quackenbush was predeceased by his first wife, Diane Quackenbush, and his siblings: Loren, Raymond, Bob and Gerald Quackenbush, June Braun, Gloria Rosentreter, Joan Penwright and Sarah Quackenbush.  He is survived by his wife, Leona; his daughter, Candy Allport of Albion; his son, Chris Quackenbush of Albion; his stepsons: George (Donna) Snell of Lyndonville, Wayne (Kathi) Snell of Albion, Walter (Candy) Snell of Albion; his brother, Leslie Quackenbush; his grandchildren: Dmitry, George III, Kristin, Lyndsey, Kathryn, John, Jaclyn, Robert, Amanda, Andrew, Walter, Lee; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no public calling hours.  Services and interment will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to an organization of your choice.  Al’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.  To share a special memory of Al, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com


 

Posted January 18 2021
Douglas E. Rue

American flagDouglas E. Rue, 82, of Medina, NY, entered into rest peacefully at home on Sun., Jan. 10, 2021. To know Doug was to love him, and by his tremendous, yet gentle influence, he headed the big family that was so integral to his life.

Born on Oct. 9, 1938 in Amery, Wis., he was the son of the late Floyd and Violet (Olufson) Rue. Doug attended school in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and then in 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following an honorable Navy discharge, he moved to New York and served in the New York State Police from 1962 to 1982. Following his retirement from the police, Doug owned and operated the Villager Locksmith and Alarm, invented the Sump Alert, installed locks and alarms for Best Lock and Security, and served as Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Medina, and the Towns of Ridgeway, Yates and the Village of Lyndonville.

Doug was a man of many talents. In his youth, he was a member of the Clowns International and was a trampoline artist. He held a multi engine, commercial pilot license and flew again at the age of 80!  He had a quick wit, great sense of humor and loved to tell stories and was the master in the art of bargaining.  Doug was a longtime member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday school, served as Church Council President, sang in the choir and helped in establishing the Medina Food Pantry. He loved to sing at special family celebrations, often including Kevin Clark at the piano. In his retirement years, he could be found in the morning at Rudy’s “Round Table.” He was an avid reader, enjoyed police shows and watching movies with his dog on his lap.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Lou Rue; two sisters: Sharon (Craig) Rue Lewis, Barbara (Dick) Loeffler, all of Minn., his children: Jacquelyn (John) Lundgard, Jonathan (Christine) Rue; and his beloved “Rue Crew”: Wende Nicosia, Jill (Paul) Andrews, Scott (Jan) Schickling, Kim (Mario Rojas) Kujawa, Leslie (Ted) Brelsford, Karen Huntington and Bruce (Debbie) Huntington. Also surviving are grandchildren: Adam (Megg), Daniel (Janelle) and Nicholas Wakefield, Kaitlynn Kujawa, Erin and Ryan Nicosia, Matthew and Charlie Andrews, and a great-granddaughter, Penelope Wakefield. He was also Grandpa Doug to Eric, Olivia, Bill, Kyle, Katrina and Justine.

Besides his parents, Doug is predeceased by a son, Michael Rue.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced in the late spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Doug’s name to: American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306; or to the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103; or to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1355 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103.

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


 

Posted January 18 2021
Keith H. Downey

Keith H. Downey, 84, of Olympia, died Mon., Dec. 28,  2020.  He was born in Albion, NY on Nov. 9, 1936 to the late Jesse Downey and Edith Adams Downey.

Keith was a graduate of Alfred University in NY.  He worked as a self-employed electrical contractor. He moved from Owasco, NY to Kentucky in 1974 solely for the purpose of joining the Mount Sterling congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Keith played the piano, organ, bass, vibes and ukulele. He loved wood crafting and made custom signs, jewelry boxes, funeral urns, games and pens.  He was a pilot, flying small aircraft and rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He will be remembered as a most humble, honest, hard-working and loving man.

Keith is survived by two daughters: Rebecca A. Murphy of Mt. Sterling and Carolyn D. Smith (Rodney) of Lexington; granddaughter, Rachel M. Book (Scott) of Versailles; brother, Everett “Frenchy” Downey and many dear nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Anne St. John Downey; son-in-law, Critt Murphy; brother, Clyde Downey.

Private family service.


 

Posted January 17 2021
Ronald G. ‘Butch’ Clark

Fireman's ShieldSHELBY – Ronald G. “Butch” Clark, 76, of Shelby passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 15, 2021 at his home. He was born February 16, 1944 in Medina, a son of the late Nelson “Sky” Clark and Laura (Jablonski) Clark.

Butch graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1962. He was a career fireman with the Medina Fire Department for 23 years. He served the department as lieutenant and retired in 1990.

Butch married the former Christine A. Zinkievich in 1973. Together they raised a set of twins, Mike and Tricia.

An avid fisherman, Butch was a member of the Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers and also belonged to the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping, decorating for the holidays and most of all cherished spending time with his grandchildren.

Butch was predeceased by his parents; brother, Richard “Clarkie” Clark in 2000; and sister, Marcia Clark in 2008.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Chris Clark; son, Michael (Tricia) Clark; daughter, Tricia (Todd) Draper; grandchildren, Emily Clark, Scotty Clark and Tyler Draper; sister in-law, Linda Clark; brother in-law, Thomas Zinkievich; niece, Kelly (David) Viterna along with several Zinkievich nieces and nephews; and his beloved beagle, Jessie.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 11 a.m. at the Shelby Volunteer Fire Hall, 4677 S. Gravel Rd., Medina.  Masks and appropriate social distancing will be required at both locations.  Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby.

Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 17 2021
James W. Moore

HULBERTON – James W. Moore, 86, of Hulberton passed away at home in the early morning hours of January 16, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born in Stafford, NY on December 10, 1934 to William and Harriet (Barr) Moore and had resided in this area his entire life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marian (Mower) whom he married October 30, 1954 and daughters Carol (Ray) Stern, Barbara (James) Passarell, and Gail (Stephen) Tipton. He was grandfather of 8: Heather, Kelly, Makayla, Matthew, Erica, Daniel, Lauren, Wesley, along with 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Bill; and siblings, Florence Hartman and Lewis.

Jim graduated from Holley High School in 1953 and then began a long career at Kodak, rising to the position of Assistant Building Superintendent before retiring in 1986. During his time at Kodak, he completed studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In his second career, he owned heavy equipment and performed excavation work throughout Orleans County. Jim never stopped working, repairing small engines into his 80s.

Aside from his family, Jim’s proudest accomplishment was serving nearly 60 years with the Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Company, including as Chief in the late 1970s. Still, he always found time to help his parents and in-laws while taking care of his family and working different shifts at Kodak.

For more than 30 years he and Marian enjoyed wintering in Florida, first near Tampa and then in Avon Park. They traveled the United States and, in younger years, took his family on yearly vacations. Jim will be remembered as the patriarch of the Moore family and we will miss his optimism, spirit, and presence in our lives. He had an infectious smile and a determined nature that he exhibited until his final day.

Most importantly, he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Harvest Christian Church in Albion. His was a life well-lived.

Services for Jim will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Company, 3353 Hulberton Rd., Fancher NY 14452 or Harvest Christian Fellowship, 560 E. Ave. Albion NY 14411.

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


 

Posted January 17 2021
Mattie Frances Davis

LYNDONVILLE – Mattie Frances Davis, 63, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born on November 14, 1957 in Tampa, FL, a daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Robinson) Davis Sr.

Mattie confessed her belief in Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Byler Rd. Church of Christ in Mouton, Alabama.

She attended Lyndonville Central School. Mattie was known by family and friends to be a strong, tough and loyal person. She was a fighter to the very end and those traits are what we will always love about her. Mattie was a funny, straightforward person. In her life, she cherished cooking and gardening, until her wealth wouldn’t allow it. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and dear friends.

Besides her parents, Mattie is predeceased by her grandparents, Bennie and Velma Robinson and Pink and Frances Davis; and two sisters, Gloria Davis and Latricia “Pat” Davis.

She leaves to mourn in her passing a sister, Sue (Steve) Wolf of Mouton, AL; two brothers, Henry (Melissa) Davis Jr. of Lyndonville, NY, and Bennie Davis of Huntsville, AL. Also mourning are four nephews, Pink (Amy) Davis of Blue Mountain, MS, Charles and Justin Wolf of Mouton, AL, Shawn Davis of Lyndonville, NY and two nieces, Katie Skidmore and Kayla Secore of Lyndonville, NY.

The family would like to give their deepest thanks to Melissa Davis for her loving care, support, and kindness during the time of Mattie’s illness. We cannot thank you enough for the sacrifice and care you have given her. You are truly a blessing to the family.

There are no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098.

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


 

Posted January 16 2021
Suzanne M. Williams

WATERPORT – Suzanne Marie Gordon Williams, 62, of Waterport, NY passed away on January 14, 2021 in Brooksville, FL. She was born to Allan and Joan Gordon on March 29, 1958 in Lancaster, PA.

As a young child, she spent three years living in Japan with her family, then their family settled in North Tarrytown (now known as Sleepy Hollow, NY). After graduating from Sleepy Hollow High School, she attended SUNY Brockport where she met and married her husband Edward Williams. They settled in Brockport and together they had two children, Rebecca and Jessica, and a menagerie of lovable pets.

Suzanne was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, and shared her love with all that knew her. She was known as Mama Sue, Aunt Sue, Nana Sue, and Suzie Q. She enjoyed watching her daughters, nieces, nephews and then grandchildren play sports, dance, perform in concerts and plays, and many other activities. Suzanne was incredibly patient and had the ability to make you feel like the most special person in the world.

She was an avid reader, a beautiful writer and liked relaxing with coloring books, knitting, and creating origami. Suzanne enjoyed being outdoors camping and gardening, and over the past three years loved traveling to Florida in the winters.

She is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Ed Williams; two daughters, Rebecca (Jim) Mirra and Jessica (Drew) Johnson; and four grandsons, Brady, James, Vinny and Johnny. Suzanne is also survived by her sister, Carol (Dan) Normile; brother, David (Trudy) Gordon and her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Allan Gordon and Joan Gordon; and her sister, Cindy Francisco.

Suzanne will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of Orleans, Inc, 14080 Route 31 West, Albion, NY 14411 (click here) or at Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489 Albion, NY 14411.

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


 

Posted January 15 2021
Maybelle P. Johnson

GASPORT – Maybelle P. Johnson, age 94, died January 15, 2021 in the Lockport Rehabilitation and Health Care Center following a long illness. She was born November 15, 1926 in Lockport to George and Janet (Braun) Lyons and was a life-long resident of this area.

Maybelle enjoyed spending time gardening and took great pride in raising her birds.

Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband Roy Johnson Jr. and siblings: Lester Lyons, Bill Lyons, Beanie Lyons, Betty Bartlett and Donald Lyons.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorie (Calvin) Dufour of Gasport; brothers, Donald (Shirley) Lyons of Gasport, Richard Lyons of Batavia, and Charles (Freida) Lyons of Gasport; a sister, Charlotte (William) Graham of Batavia; grandchildren, Jason and Carl as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Solid Rock Assembly of God Church, 8590 Rochester Rd.-Gasport, on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon where her funeral service will follow visitation at noon. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Solid Rock Assembly of God Church, 8590 Rochester Rd., Gasport, NY, 14067.

Maybelle’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home of Gasport.  To share a special memory of Maybelle, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted January 15 2021
Marc J. Zummo

BROCKPORT – Marc J. Zummo, 50, passed away peacefully after a long illness on January 12, 2021.

He is predeceased by his father Joseph, grandparents Frank (Martha) Zummo and Edward (Helen) Gavenda, and his cousin James Piedmont.

He is survived by his loving mother Joan, siblings Ellen (John) Hamlin, Catherine (Robert) D’Angelo, Frank (Heather Noni) Zummo, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. with prayers starting at 3 p.m. at Fowler Funeral Home, Inc., 340 West Ave., Brockport, where masks are required and social distancing protocols will be followed. www.fowlerfuneralhomeinc.com


 

Posted January 14 2021
Bernard G. “Bernie” Jurs

American flagBernard G. “Bernie” Jurs, 85, of Brockport  passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2021.

Predeceased by his beloved wife, Vikki [Lintala] Jurs; parents, Wilmer and Clara [Norbut] Jurs; brother, Richard Jurs (Cathy); sister, Betty Zerniak; and daughter, Amy Jewell.

Survived by his children: Bernie Jurs, Jr. (Karen), Eric Jurs (Krista), Scott Jewell (Melissa) and Thomas Jewell (Nicole); brother-in-law, Ronnie Zerniak; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who adored him, and several nieces and nephews.

Bernie proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed his work as a truck driver for over 60 years, hauling dairy cattle cross country. Bernie and his sense of humor will always be remembered and greatly missed by all who knew him.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bernie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY  14620.

Arrangements entrusted to the Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, 2125 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. www.AlvahHalloranAndSon.com


 

Posted January 14 2021
Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth Derry

Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth Derry, 84, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2021 at Avow Hospice, Naples, Fla. She was born in Medina, NY Jan. 8, 1936 to John and Estelle Gracey of Middleport, NY. Her passion was her family and serving her community. She will be best remembered for her mark as an educator in the Medina Central School System. She began her teaching career in Medina in 1955, under a special probationary teaching certificate, prior to graduating Magna Cum Laude from Brockport State Teachers College in 1961. She held numerous teaching and administrative positions in the district over the years and is probably best remembered as the first female principal in the school district at Towne Elementary School, where she was principal from 1982-1991.

She was also wellknown for her work with AFS (American Field Service) where she and her husband Richard (deceased) served as co-presidents for over 15 years bringing foreign exchange students from around the world to Medina, NY to learn about life in the United States and for the people of Medina to learn about foreign cultures.

Her husband of 64 years Richard Derry preceded Joyce in death in May of 2020. She is survived by daughters Lisa Boyer and husband Alan of Rochester, NY; grandchildren Robert Boyer and Tricia Titus and husband Gerald; Carole Oaks and husband Andrew of Oaks Corner, NY; grandchildren Dr. Zachary Oaks and wife Kristine; Abigail Sturgis and husband William; Dr. Alexandria Hlinka and husband Jonathan; John Theodore Oaks and wife Chloe; son John Derry and wife Christine of Springboro, Ohio; grandson Nicholas; and six great-grandchildren. She is survived by sisters Judy Ehrenreich & JoAnne Efthemis and brother John Gracey.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring staff and physicians at Avow Hospice and Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla. They are truly angels on earth.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a memorial service will be held later this year in Western New York. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice or to Avow Hospice in Naples, FL in honor of Joyce Derry.


 

Posted January 14 2021
Lucy M. Pore

Lucy M. Pore was born Feb. 9, 1939 in Sumter County, Americus, Ga. to the late John Junior and Eunice B. Jackson. She was called to rest on Dec. 30, 2020.

Lucy was educated in Sumter County Schools, Americus, Ga. After graduating Lucy relocated to Albion, NY. She was employed many years by General Electric and retired from Bausch and Lomb in Albion, NY. She was a warm-hearted, generous, loving woman who had a love for baking and cooking delicious meals. Lucy also enjoyed singing and going to church.

At an early age, Lucy accepted Christ and was baptized at the family home church, Jerusalem Baptist Church in Americus Ga. Lucy served as a Deaconess under the leadership of Paster Ray Neil Fisher and Ruben L. Goff of Shiloh Baptist Church in Albion, NY. Lucy was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star – PHA. After relocating to Hamlet, NC, Lucy became a member and served as a Deaconess at the Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Hamlet, NC under the leadership of Reverend John Jackson and the late Reverend Gatewood.

In addition to her parents, Lucy is preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 45 years, Jimmy L. Pore; brothers: Larenzo Jackson and Leon Jackson; sister, Mary Brady; and great-niece, Jenaye Railey.

She leaves to cherish her memories and love: stepson, Trellis Pore (Caleia) of Albion, NY; Godsons: Anthony Wynn of Albion, NY and Cedric Wynn (Stephanie) of Statesboro, Ga. Surviving siblings: Fannie Wilkinson of Washington, Ga., Johnnie Mae Wynn of Macon, Ga., Eddie Jackson (Jeanette) of Forestville, Md., Willie Jackson (Julia) of Columbus, Ga., John Jackson III (Barbara) of Fort Washington, Md., Vyrtis Thomas (Nathaniel) of Mitchville, Md. She also leaves grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends to carry her memories.


 

Posted January 14 2021
Donald E. “Duck” Cook

Donald E. “Duck” Cook of Middleport passed away Jan. 11, 2021.  He was the son of Meldon and Beatrice (Coolidge) Cook.  Don was born in Malone, NY.  He retired from Harrison Radiator after 14 years.  Don also owned and operated Cooks Country Store in Owls Head, NY.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoor sports, and carpentry.  Don was a member of the Owls Mountain Club, Mount Tom Rec Club, Sacred Heart, and Jr. Wilson Sportsmen Club.  He will be remembered as being an all around good man, willing to help anyone.

Donald is survived by his loving wife Lynn; daughters: Lisa (companion, Craig) and Donna (Bob) Brown; grandchildren: Justin (Kayla) LaFlesh and Sonya (Carley) Wells, and Missy Bashaw; step-grandchildren: Brandon (Amanda) Brown, Kelsey Brown, and Nick Murray; great-grandchildren: Chloe Nashwenter, Owen LaFlesh, Mia LaFlesh, Rory LaFlesh, Jaxson LaFlesh, and Colt Brown; siblings: Gerald (Shirley) Cook, Barbara (late Ken) Belanga, Janet (Gordie) Cavers, Marge (late Ken) Hutchins, and the late Pauline (Marshall) Smith and Douglas Cook; also many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends.  Besides his parents Don was also predeceased by nephews: Ricky Malley, Jerry Smith, and Jimmy Carvers.

A private memorial services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or to Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304 would be appreciated by the family.

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Posted January 14 2021
Patsy ‘Pat’ C. Aina

American flagPIKE – Patsy “Pat” C. Aina, 73, of 7988 Dowd Rd. in Fillmore died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home. He was born on January 28, 1947 in Alfred, a son of the late James and G. June Dingler Aina.

On November 9, 1974 in Olean he married Linnea Witman, who survives.

Pat was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1967 to 1969 and a former railroad foreman for R&S Depot in Warsaw. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Krysta (Bryan) Smith of Florida; four grandchildren, Dylan Smith, Chase Aina, Quynn Smith and Soryn Smith; two brothers, Joseph (Shirley) Aina and James (Eileen) Aina, both of Albion; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, Keith L. Aina on May 26, 2014 and a sister, Katherine Aina.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Cremation with care is under the direction of the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore.

Memorials if desired may be made to a Conservation Club of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.koplerwilliamsfuneralhome.com.


 

Posted January 13 2021
Gary S. “Corky” Beiersdorf

Gary S. “Corky” Beiersdorf, 76, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Tue., Jan. 12, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

Born on May 18, 1944, in N. Tonawanda, NY, he was the son of the late Edward H. and Blanche (Thursby) Beiersdorf.
Corky graduated from N. Tonawanda High School in 1961 and on Jan. 5, 1965, he married the former Nancy Gondek. He worked as a machinist for various jobs and lastly for Harrison Radiator, retiring in 2005, after 30 years of service. Corky was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lyndonville and had a passion for drag racing and restoring cars.

Corky is survived by his wife, Nancy; two children: Cari (Lewis) DuBois of Niagara Falls, NY, Timothy (Cathy) Beiersdorf of Lyndonville, NY; three grandchildren: Steven, Bethany and Luke; great-granddaughter, Paisley; brother, Tom (Karen) Beiersdorf of Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 16, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake/ St. Joseph’s Parish, 38 Lake Ave., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Burial will be in the Lynhaven Cemetery at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Corky’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098.

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


 

Posted January 12 2021
Mrs. Elizabeth (Corbett) “Betty” Childs

Mrs. Elizabeth (Corbett) “Betty” Childs, former Medina and Albion High School Guidance Counselor, died peacefully on Sat., Jan. 9, 2021 at the age of 99. She was the daughter of the late Perce and Della Corbett of Walker and Brockport, NY, loving wife of the late Milford W. Childs, Jr. of Medina and mother of David Cook Childs, with whom she resided with in her final years in Gordonsville, VA.

Mrs. Childs, was born on Aug. 8, 1921, in Brockport, attended the one room school house in Walker, before attending Brockport Central High School and the University of Rochester. She received her Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from New York University in Manhattan. Beginning in 1942, at the age of 21, she became a 12th-grade English teacher in Prattsburg, and later taught in LeRoy, and Albion. She was the high school guidance counselor in Medina and then in Albion from 1962-1976, retiring from the Albion School System in 1976.

Mrs. Childs served as President of the Niagara-Orleans Counselors Association, President of the Medina Memorial Hospital Twig Association, Chairwoman and Vice Chairwoman of the Orleans County Community Services Board, was appointed by the Governor to the New York State Board of Visitors at the West Seneca Developmental Center from 1976-1980 and to the New York State Board of Visitors, Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center from 1976-1983. Mrs. Childs also served as the President and Vice President of the Community Counselor Centers of Orleans County, the Child Welfare Association of Orleans County, the Foster Care Advisory Committee of the Orleans County Dept. of Social Services and from 1988-1990 served as the Medina Village Historian. Betty was also a member of the Medina United Methodist Church. In her later years, Mrs. Childs enjoyed wintering at her residence in Sebastian, Florida where she enjoyed golfing with friends.

Betty is survived by her son, David Childs and his wife, Mary Ann; and her grandchildren: Jason Corbett Childs and Dr. Kaitlyn Childs Swenson and her husband, Joshua. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford W. Childs, Jr. on Oct. 11, 2002.

Due to current health precautions, services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Childs family plot in Boxwood Cemetery, Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com


 

Posted January 11 2021
James F. Fisher

American flagJames F. Fisher of Waterport/ Albion passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2021 at the age of 81.

Jim was an Airman 1st Class, 3rd Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge he began his work career finally retiring from Rochester Products (Delphi) after 28 years on Sept. 1, 2005. Jim was also an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Carlton Fire Department.

Predeceased by his parents, Howard and Wilma (Seager) Fisher; father- and mother-in-law Earl and Rose (Lienhart) Kirchner; sisters: Elaine Fisher and Jean Kidney; brothers and sister-in-law: Wayne Hughes, Michael and Ann Bourke and William Kirchner.

Survived by his wife of 58 years, Rosemary (Kirchner) Fisher; children: David (Tammy) Fisher, Debra Howes, Wm. Scott (Carolyn) Fisher and Beth Williams. Grandpa to: Adam (Audra), Joshua (Libby} and Brandon Fisher, Dylan and Derek (Taylor) Howes, Lillian and Wm. Reilly Fisher, Kayla (Robert) Wood, Kyle and Tyler Williams. Great-Grandpa to: Caleb, Amelia, Jonah Fisher, Hadley and Hayden Wood.

Also surviving are his sister Anita (William) Semans; brother-in-law, Phillip Kidney; and sister-in-law, Nancy Kirchner; along several nephews and nieces, special friends: Walter and Andrea Passmore; and his special feline buddies: Sylvester and Callie Cat.

Jim requested to make an anatomical gift to the University of Buffalo as a contribution to the research of Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, therefore the family will gather for a private graveside service at a later date. Donations may be made to COVA or the Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of James Fisher.


 

Posted January 09 2021
Sedra Clare Stockton Hyde

BATAVIA – Sedra Clare Stockton Hyde, age 82, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born on March 19, 1938, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Burton and Britta Bird Stockton.

Sedra had a beautiful smile that would light up a room as well as an unmistakable laugh. She had a special love for her grandchildren and all babies.

She married the love of her life, Fred L. Hyde, on March 23, 1957. Surviving along with her husband are her children, Tambra (Tammy) Hyde Kendall of Ft. Worth, Texas, Thomas (Laura) Hyde of Attica, Troy Hyde of Batavia and Teal (Marc) Langmaid of Byron; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her brother, Stefan (Judy) Stockton; brother-in-law, Ralph Hyde; sister-in-law, Joanne Hyde; and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her infant grandson, Thomas Hyde Jr.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred L. Hyde, Sr. and Mildred Chandler Hyde; brothers-in-law, Charles Kuehl, Richard Hyde and William Reiss; and her sisters-in-law, Juanita Hyde, Joyce Kuehl and Marjorie Reiss.

Sedra’s lifelong best friend Beverly McAllister was with her at LeRoy Village Green and they passed away 9 days apart with Beverly passing on December 28, 2020. They were together until the end and they are now together in Heaven.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will immediately follow visitation. Please note that the funeral home capacity is 25 people. Facial coverings and social distancing are required. Please be prepared to wait outside. We appreciate your consideration and cooperation.

She will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery. Memorials in Sedra’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Sedra’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


 

Posted January 08 2021
Leona Heinz

MIDDLEPORT – Leona Heinz, age 96, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2021. She was born September 16, 1924 in Medina to the late Percy and Katherine (Green) Chase.

Leona was a very generous person who helped anyone that was in need.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jerry, on May 19, 1996; granddaughter, Debbie Heinz; and daughter-in-law, Tina Heinz.

Leona is survived by her sons, Dennis and Kenneth.

Interment will take place privately at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Shelby.

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

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


 

Posted January 08 2021
Mary ‘Sue’ Allen

ALBION – On Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, Sue left this world to go home to the love of her life, Wayne.

When she wasn’t at home, sitting in her comfy chair with a Danielle Steel novel, she may have been on one of the long car rides she enjoyed. She loved spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, watching Hallmark movies, asking her grandkids about their day, and laughing. She had a jewelry collection to rival Imelda Marcos’ shoes and always smelled of warm vanilla. She was loved very much and her presence will be missed.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin Wayne Allen; her parents, John and Mary (Iorio) Albanese, and her brother, John Albanese.

She is survived by her son, John (Jessica) Allen; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Alexander and Natalie Allen; her brother, Paul (Anne) Albanese; a niece and nephew; several close, loving cousins, and many wonderful friends.

The family will celebrate her life, privately, at a later date. Sue’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 N. Bailey Ave., Suite 217, Amherst NY 14226.

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