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Mr. Cornelius “Neil” Crowley
, 86, of Medina, entered into rest peacefully on Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, at the Martin-Linsin Residence in Albion. Born Jan. 19, 1931, in Medina, Mr. Crowley was a son of the late Francis Carl and Agnes (Coffey) Crowley. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1948, he served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954. On Aug. 18, 1956, he married the former Barbara Kennedy. Mr. Crowley was employed by the New York State Department of Corrections at the Attica Correctional Facility, and he then retired as a Captain from the Elmira Correctional Facility in 1987. He was a member of Lincoln Post #1483, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. Mr. Crowley enjoyed fishing, playing golf and also enjoyed a good martini every now and then. Mr. Crowley was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Crowley, on June 14, 1995. He is survived by four children: Kathleen A. (Nicholas) Bucciarelli, Carla J. Crowley, Cynthia M. Crowley and Timothy W. (Patricia) Crowley; four grandchildren: Megan and Ryan Crowley, Christopher and Andrew Bucciarelli; his brother Richard M. Crowley; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by four siblings: Thomas, John “Harp”, Paul and Ruth Marie Crowley. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls on Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, at 12 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of Lincoln Post #1483 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

David John Dack, 74, of Lyndonville, N.Y., entered into rest on Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, at North Wing of Medina Hospital. He was born on Feb. 4, 1943, in Medina, N.Y. David was the son of Laverne and Marion (Hadstead) Dack. He lived most of his life in Lyndonville. On Aug. 16, 1961, David obtained his chauffeur’s license for truck driving. He worked for various local trucking companies, including Plummer Brothers, SA Cook, and Bowen Trucking. Lastly, in 2008, David retired from Dack “Truck”in. David truly enjoyed driving truck, and Bud Light was his favorite drink. Everyone knew him as saying, “What A Deal.” He had a loving fondness for animals, especially all cats. David is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly (Robert) Bow of Lyndonville and Debra Dack of Medina; two grandchildren, Michael Marek, David Brown; two great-grandchildren, Grayson and Colton Brown; former spouse, Laurel Dack of Medina; two sisters, Dorothy Jean Bentley and Robin (Marion) Bayne, all of Lyndonville; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother-in-law Donald Bentley. There were no calling hours. A celebration of life service was held on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, at Curley’s, 16 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Burial was held at the family’s convenience. Memorials may be made in his name to: Hospice of Orleans Co., P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411, or to: Paws Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd. 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 David at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.

Robert E. Dysard, “Uncle Bob,” 72, of Albion, died peacefully Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Oct. 7, 1945, in Huntindon, Pa., a son of the late Percy and Sanora (Rinker) Dysard. He lived in this area most of his life. Bob worked as a setup man for General Motors for many years, retiring in 1995. He loved hunting, fishing, music, playing his guitar and singing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Ronny, Percy, Kenny, Glenny, Wolfy, and Clair; his sister Betty Price. Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barb; children: Barbie (Tim) Hapeman of Albion, Julie (Tom Giglio) London of Albion, Amy Dysard Herman of Holley, Roberta (Mike Christ) Dysard of Albion, and Bobby (Maria) Dysard of Albion; grandchildren: Kyler, Baylee, Brylie and Nora Hapeman, Katie Hahn, Destiny, Hayden and Reagan London, Sheldyn and Mikel Dysard-Christ, Bryne, Bobby and Bryar Dysard, Jake, Scooby, Rocky, Oscar, Yankee, Swiper and Jeter, Vanner Henney, Cole and Zayda Moyle; great-grandchildren: Chanse, Adri, and Sophia; brother Frank (Kay) Dysard of Pennsylvania; sisters Beverly Cramer, Ardella Johns, Evelyn Jacka, Daphne (Jack) McCartney all of Pennsylvania; beloved cat, Puppy; Tony Penepent who considered him dad as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, on Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, from 4-7 p.m., where his Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to P.A.W.S., P.O. Box 244, Albion NY 14411; Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 S. Winton Rd., Rochester NY 14623; or Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Bob, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Louise Sidari Felso, of Albion, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 6, 2017.  She was born on March 23, 1933, in Albion, N.Y., to the late Fortunato and Gladys (Spada) Sidari. Louise lived in this area her whole life. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Albion for the early part of her education and then graduated from Albion High School with the Class of 1952. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church Lyndonville, N.Y., and was a past member of the Rosary Altar Society. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and often made special rosaries to give to others. Louise worked at J.J. Newberry’s in Albion before becoming a homemaker when she married Alexander Felso Jr. at St. Joseph’s Church in Albion on Feb. 9, 1963. Together they raised three daughters. She was a Girl Scout leader and spent many years creating delicious wedding cakes, Italian cookies and chocolate candies. She was the kindest, sweetest woman to everyone who entered her life. To her daughters, she was the strongest woman they knew, both in faith and humility, and they were blessed to call her mom. Her greatest title was Gigi – her family was her whole world and she loved every minute spent with them. Louise was predeceased by her brothers, Leonard, Frank and Rocco Sidari; and her sisters Jane Ciccoline and Eleanor Irwin.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alexander; her children: Mary Luckman, Diane (Martin) Stirk and Alice Wilson; her grandchildren: Martin Jr. and Jason (Lauren) Stirk, Amanda, Kayla and Jimmy Luckman, and Sydney and Jacob Wilson; her great-grandchildren: Madilynn and Daniel Fending; and a great-granddaughter Stirk on the way; her sister Santa Calles and sister-in-law Janie Sidari, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. There were no prior calling hours.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Family Parish in Albion on Thu., Dec. 14, 2017. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yates Community Library, 15 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098 or Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. To share a special memory of Louise, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

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William F. “Willy” Guzik
, 86, of Medina, entered into rest on Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, at the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo. Born July 1, 1931, in Medina, Willy was the son of the late Louis E. and Mary A. (Fisher) Guzik. He graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1950 and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1950-1954. Mr. Guzik had a long career as a machinist for the New York State Canal Corporation, retiring in 1992. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, Lincoln Post #1483 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion, the Sacred Heart Club. Willy was a longtime member of Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church and a member of Holy Trinity Parish. He was also an avid fisherman. Besides his parents, Willy was predeceased by six siblings: Louis Buttons, Jr., Agnes Witkowski, Barbara Maryjanowski, Joseph Guzik, Raymond Guzik and Bernard Buttons. Survivors include three sisters-in-law: Grace Guzik, Jane Buttons and Tuoi Guzik; 18 nieces and nephews; and several cousins. Viewing was held on Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls celebrated his Mass of Christian Burial on Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, Medina. Military honors were accorded at the church by members of the Lincoln Post #1483, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Lue Jean Harvey, formerly of Medina, fell asleep in death on Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Lue Jean was born in Americus, Ga., on Oct. 4, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Charlie J. and Blanche L. (Harper) Holloway. Lue Jean was employed at BernzOmatic Corp. in Medina for many years. She enjoyed sitting along the creek fishing all day, loved to garden and also enjoyed doing word search puzzles. Lue Jean had strong faith in the Bible and believed Acts 24:15 and John 5:28, 29 that it will be fulfilled. Lue Jean is survived by her daughters, Betty Jean Evans Holloway of Arkansas, Angela (Larry) Taylor of Ft. Myers, Fla., Patricia Doster of Niagara Falls, Lorena Harvey of Albion and Rosalind (Michael) Rhim of Medina; her sons, Johnny Holloway of Buffalo and Leonard Rhodes of Augusta, Ga.; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Lue Jean was predeceased by her brothers, Monroe Holloway and Charlie J. Holloway, Jr.; her daughter Leslie Rhodes; granddaughters Jasmine Patterson and Jazmin Camille Rhodes; and grandson Gary Rhodes. The family received friends on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her memorial service immediately followed. Elder Matt Roselli of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Middleport officiated. Burial will take place at a later date in the spring at Boxwood Cemetery. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Roger J. Kaniecki, 74, of Albion, died Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, at the Martin Linsin Residence.  He was born April 11, 1943, in Albion, a son of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Daniels) Kaniecki. He lived in this area all of his life. Roger was a member of Holy Family Parish and was a lifetime member of the St. Mary’s Athletic Club and the Albion Elks Lodge B.P.O.E #1006. Roger worked for Lapp Insulator and retired from there after 37 years.  He loved traveling with his wife, Susan, and they spent several winters traveling the West Coast together. He was predeceased by his wife in 2010; and his brother, Kenneth.  Roger is survived by his brothers-in-law: Richard Griffin, Donald Griffin, Fr. David Griffin; sisters-in-law, Karen Hobson and Bonnie Kaniecki; beloved dog, Katie; as well as several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, on Tue., Dec. 12, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, at Holy Family Parish. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411 or Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Roger, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

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Donald McCall passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2017, in the home he built in 1954. Born Dec. 7, 1918, he lived in the Holley area most of his life, graduating from its high school in 1937. Several jobs followed graduation. In 1940, he attended the new glider training school in Elmira, where his mechanical and ground crew experience influenced his World War II occupations. Back in Holley, Don met and married the pretty, warm-hearted girl across the street, Arlene Long. The newlyweds spent six months in Williamson, N.Y., where Don worked at the Curtis Wright factory. The draft came calling on Dec. 7, 1942, in acknowledgement of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Ironically, it was also Don’s birthday. Initially stationed in Florida, Don briefly met his new baby daughter, Kathy, while on leave. He was not to see her again for many months. He was eventually transferred to the China-Burma-India theatre, where he served as an airplane mechanic. After the war, Don took up the carpentry trade with his father, Maurice McCall. During his free time, he built a house on Hulberton Road for his young family, which now included a boy, Larry. The little Cape Cod managed to fit another girl, Laurie, and during one year, a Swedish exchange student. As his carpentry became known in the community, Don eventually spent time on the Holley school board and, later, on the Town of Murray Board of Appeals. His legacy in the area includes several houses he built with his father and later his son, and countless remodeling jobs he did on his own. Don was always glad to attend his children’s sporting and music activities, to help them during times of need – and, of course, to repair and improve their homes. He was known for his quiet, reserved nature, his ever-present cap and pipe, and his unpredictable bursts of acerbic wit. He was a man whose love could always be counted on, though rarely expressed directly. He and Arlene endured the greatest hardships of all, losing two of their children, Kathy and Larry, long before their time. But they continued to find joy in their remaining family, including daughter-in-law, Diane; daughter, Laurie and her husband, Tom Hess; granddaughters, Leah Schwan and Colleen Trusler; and most recently for Don, great-grandson Noah Trusler. Don was just shy of his 99th birthday when he passed away.

Roger J. Richard, 54, of Albion, died at his residence Dec. 10, 2017. He was born Aug. 20, 1963, in Connecticut to Leonard and Bernadette (Mallett) Richard. He lived in this area over 15 years. Roger was a social member of the Albion American Legion and the Albion Exempts Club. He had a love for motorcycles, enjoyed fishing and was a loving companion to his dog, “Shakes.”  Mr. Richard was predeceased by a brother, Vincent. He is survived by his children; his grandchildren; his brothers Leo (Brenda) Richard, and Jean-Paul (Mona) Richard; his sister, Jeanne (James) Nickerson; several nieces and nephews; and many friends including, Bill, D.J. and Freddie.  There were no prior calling hours. Services and interment were held privately. Roger’s family have entrusted his final arrangements to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.  To share a special memory of Roger, please visit: www.christophermitchell.com.

Our dear mother, Betty Russell, gained her angel wings on Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her children at the time of her death. Betty was born July 5, 1959, in Malone, N.Y. She relocated to Medina and ended up as a life-long resident of Medina. She enjoyed crafts, playing bingo and her scratch-off tickets, along with watching movies. Betty was known as a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She will be dearly missed by her children: Clara Stribling, Renee Stribling, Natasha Russell and Patrick Russell; and her grandchildren: Kayla Stribling, Tevian Riley, Noel Mirles, Gabriella Mirles, Diago Russell, Ronny Riley, X’Zavier Crete, Raquel Russell, Kashmyre Champion, Tavion Hines, Emery Russell and Angelita Seager; and her siblings: Frank Russell, James Russell, Suzan Rodriguez, Diane Meyer, Debra Russell, Katherine Russell and Nancy Jo Russell. She was predeceased by her parents, Frances Russell in 2010 and Orpha Russell in 2015, with whom she can finally now enjoy eternal life. Until we all meet again, rest in peace, Mom. We will miss you every day. Calling hours were held at Bogan-Tuttle Funeral Home on Pearl Street, Medina on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, with the funeral service afterward. Donations in her memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Jackie L. Secor, 64, of Albion, died Dec. 9, 2017, at her residence following an illness of over a year. She was born June 17, 1953, in Rochester to George and Elizabeth (Quigley) Roberts. She lived in this area over 21 years. Jackie was a very loving person who wore her emotions on her sleeve. She enjoyed gardening, socializing with family and friends, traveling places in the car and most of all, spending time with her family…especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Secor was predeceased by her parents; her sisters Karen Bates and Nancy Smith; and her son Bobby James.  She is survived by her husband, James; son Steven Secor of Rochester; her brothers, Kenneth Roberts of Rochester and Richard (Kris) Roberts of North Carolina; sisters, Jeri Davis of Rochester and Margaret Hill of Albion; her grandchildren: Tyler (Lauryn Fluellen), Abigail, Caleb, Nathan, and Jeremiah; as well as many nieces and nephews. There were no prior calling hours.  The family will announce a Celebration of Life for Jackie at a later date.  Interment will be held at the family’s convenience.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY, 14642. Jackie’s family have entrusted her arrangements to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.  To share a special memory of Jackie, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Genevieve M. Snaith, 96, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2017, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home with her family by her side. Mrs. Snaith was born in Medina on Nov. 24, 1921, a daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Gorski. She loved sports, fishing and spending time with family. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Donald) Ferris of Medina; a daughter in-law, Bonnie Snaith of Gasport; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Adelbert Snaith; a son, Christopher Snaith; her parents; brothers, Zigmund and Joseph Gorski; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Ferris Dart. In accordance with her wishes, there weer no services. Interment will be in Boxwood Cemetery at the family’s convenience. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Warren F. Snyder, 81, of Albion, died Dec. 11, 2017, in Unity Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Barre to Frank and Ruth (Batchellor) Snyder. He lived in this area all of his life. Warren served in the United States National Guard and was one of the founding members of the Barre Fire Department.  For years he worked for several area construction companies including Keeler Construction until opening up his own business-Snyder’s Backhoe and Dump Truck Service. When he wasn’t acquiring or working on old tractors, Warren loved going to auctions, playing cards and caring for animals…especially German Shepherds.  He is survived by his significant other of 30 years, Diana Pinson; his sons Michael (Gloria) Snyder of Medina, Steven (Janice Hyde) Snyder of Hamlin, Thomas Snyder of Medina, Frank Snyder of Arizona, and Danny Snyder of Arizona; his brother, Robert (Norma) Snyder of Rochester; six grandchildren; and two nieces.  The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, followed immediately thereafter by Warren’s Celebration of Life. Interment was in Mt. Albion Cemetery at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Barre Fire Department, 4709 Oak Orchard Road, Albion, NY, 14411. To share a special memory of Warren, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Wilson Main Southworth, 70, died unexpectedly at home on Dec. 8, 2017. He was born on Feb. 11, 1947, to Ardis and Betty Southworth. Spending his childhood in Lyndonville, he attended Lyndonville schools, graduating in 1965. He then attended SUNY at Brockport, receiving his BS in 1969 and Masters of Education in 1975. Wilson began his 36-year teaching career at Warren P. Towne Elementary School in Medina in 1969 and retired in 2005. He was extremely well-liked by his students, and well-respected by his colleagues. It was at Towne School that he met his future wife, Claudia Amos, in 1970 while she was student teaching. They were married on Aug. 19, 1972. Although Wilson was raised in Lyndonville, he became a Medina man through and through. He was easily recognized as he made his daily brisk walks around the village. His compassionate personality drew people to him and impromptu, often lengthy conversations became the norm. Wilson will be remembered by his family, friends, and associates as a selfless and caring man. Wilson served in many capacities of village government and activities including Village Trustee, Medina Zoning Board, Medina Tree Board, Orleans County Planning Board, Glenwood Lake Commission, and Decorate Medina Committee. Wilson is survived by his wife of 45 years, Claudia Southworth of Medina; daughter, Courtney Dzialo of The Woodlands, Texas; granddaughters, Isabella and Ariana Dzialo (who knew they had the best Grampy two little girls could ever have) of The Woodlands, Texas; brother, Mark Southworth of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; father-in-law, Bernard Amos of Medina; sisters-in-law Cheryl Smith of Rochester, N.Y., and Colleen Brose of Bossier City, La.; niece, Stacey (Clint) Cormier; and nephew, Scott Scharping, both of Shreveport, La. He was predeceased by his mother and father; mother-in-law Shirley Amos; and sister-in-law Cynthia Graham. There were no visitation hours or services. A celebration of Wilson’s life will be planned for a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Memorials may be made in Wilson’s name to Medina Memorial Hospital, 200 Ohio Street, Medina, NY 14103; The Decorate Medina Committee, P.O. Box 880, Medina, NY 14103; or UNYTS (UPSTATE NY Transplant Services), 110 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Margaret “Peg” (Noon) Theodorakos, 92, of Albion, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side Dec. 10, 2017, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.  Margaret was a member of Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church and retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles. She loved music, dancing, traveling, cheering for the Buffalo Bills and relaxing at the cottage at Rock Ledge. Margaret enjoyed her Irish heritage, and received great joy spending time with her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter, in 1983, with whom she can finally now enjoy Eternal Life. She is also predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Ward and Mary Lou Noon. Margaret is survived by her loving children: Dean (Mariadele) Theodorakos, Gregory (Mae) Theodorakos and Ann (David) Shelp; grandchildren: Amy (Eric) Hansen, Jill (Michael) Williams, Peter (Kellie) Theodorakos, Jim and Danielle Shelp; great-grandchildren: Brendan, Olivia, Ryan, Vivian and Everett; brother, Tom Noon; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. There were no prior calling hours. Margaret’s Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church, on Fri., Dec. 15, 2017. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Avenue, Albion, NY.

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