Brenda Starr Cruz

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2023 at 12:55 pm

ALBION – Brenda Starr Cruz, 63, passed away April 16, 2023 at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY.

Brenda was an avid player of all games, especially crosswords and BINGO. She enjoyed reading a good book and loved owls.

Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Marylou Grove, and her son David Grove.

Brenda is survived by her children, Mary Cruz and Gregory Grove; grandchildren, Talia, Carlos, Maria, Raul, Anayeli, Damian and Ticarria; siblings, Sherry (Duffy) Rex, Robby (Ann) Grove and Steven Grove as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held on Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411. To share a special memory of Brenda, please visit