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Obituaries

Mrs. Mildred S. Wilson Baker, 107, of Medina, entered Heaven on June 8, 2017. Mrs. Baker was born in Kent, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1909, a daughter of the late Fred and Anna (Kruger) Schildt. She attended Kendall schools, and on March 1, 1932, she married Maurice Wilson. They resided in Childs where they raised two daughters. She was employed by Dr. Harold Collins as an au pair, worked for Nobility Silverware, W.T. Grant Co., Landauer’s Dept. Store, was the toy department manager at the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School and retired as the activities Director at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital. She also sold apples on the Murray Baker farm. Mrs. Baker was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kendall, the church Ladies Aid group, and also taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Medina Garden Club, Medina Memorial Hospital Twig and volunteered at the hospital gift shop and First Presbyterian Church. She operated Grannies Teddies in her daughter’s store, The Personal Touch. For years, she collected and repaired antique dolls and was known as the “Doll Lady.” Following the death of her first husband on July 6, 1968, she married Murray Baker in 1975. Survivors include her daughter Sandra (Alen) Wheeler of Fairport; her son-in-law, Frank R. Berger of Medina; four grandsons: Gary (Katie) Berger, Bryan Berger, Todd (Beth) Wheeler and Kevin (Sandi) Wheeler; seven great-grandchildren: Corey (Kyra) Berger, Nicole and Brenna Berger, Ashley, Jessica, Maxwell and Benjamin Wheeler; several nieces, nephews and the North Wing resident kitty, Lucy. She was predeceased by her husbands, Maurice Wilson and Murray Baker; and her daughter Nancy W. Berger on Sept. 27, 2015. Friends called on Fri., June 16, 2017, at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her funeral service was held on Sat., June 17, 2017, at the East Shelby Community Bible Church. Pastor Erik Olsen officiated and interment was in Beechwood Cemetery, West Kendall. Memorials may be made to East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 East Shelby Road, Medina, NY 14103 or Keller’s Kats Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 172, Walworth NY 14568. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Danielle L. Bane, 31, of Medina, N.Y., entered rest on Sun., June 11, 2017, at Roswell Park Institute after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Feb. 4, 1986, in Medina, N.Y., she was the daughter of Bonnie Farrell (Timothy) Brown and Michael Bane, all of Medina. She graduated from Medina High School in 2004 and was a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide, working for Venture-Forth of Niagara Falls. She was known for her strong family values and had a generous giving heart. She was a devoted football mom, and she loved watching her son play Lockport Little Loop. Besides her parents, she is survived by her children, Dominic Rosselli and Aleena Porter, both of Medina, and Peyton Porter of Spencerport; fiancé, Clifford Porter of Medina; three siblings, Benjamin Bane of Lyndonville, Cody Brown of Medina, Shannon Brown of Albion; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and two nieces, special aunt, Barbiann (Michael) O’Conner of Oakfield, N.Y. Relatives and friends called on Wed., June 14, 2017, at the Bogan and Tuttle funeral home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY, where a funeral service was held. The Rev. Daniel A. Thurber officiated and burial was at the Lynhaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Danielle’s name to Roswell Park Alliance, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240. Please light a candle in Danielle’s memory at boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.

Sharon A. Bane (Hofert), 70, of Lyndonville, passed away on May 26, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bane; daughters: Kelly (Matt) Burris, Shelly Alexander, Michelle (Dan) Groves, Terri Bane, Cherie Bane, Bobbi Bane, and Meribeth Bane; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and her brother, Todd Magner. Sharon enjoyed gardening, swimming, and spending time with her grandchildren. Sharon will be fondly remembered for her beautiful smile and kind heart. A private celebration of her life will be held on her birthday, Aug. 15, 2017. An interment will be at a later date in Lyn-Haven Cemetery in Lyndonville.

Betty Louise Bull, born July 24, 1926, entered into rest on June 9, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy McGaffick; beloved wife of the late Carl H. Bull Sr.; mother of Patricia Ann Hardenbrook (the late Scott) and Carl Bull Jr. (Cynthia); sister of Robert McGaffick (the late Mary Lou), Charles McGaffick (the late Carol), and Richard McGaffick; grandmother of six and great-grandmother of 13. Betty was a long time resident of Albion. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and needlepoint. The family was present on Mon., June 12, 2017, to receive friends at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home, 12 Ingersoll St., Albion, where a funeral service was held. Burial was at Mount Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Please share condolences at www.merrillgrinnell.com.

Anne Marie Bush, 53, of Batavia, passed away peacefully at her home on Sun., June 11, 2017, under the care of HomeCare and Hospice and her family. She was born Nov. 9, 1963, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Thomas D. Emerson, Sr. and Marie O’Keefe. A registered nurse for 12 years, she most recently was working at the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Service in Albion.  She is survived by her husband, Ralph J.  Bush; her children, Christian (Matthew) Townes of Perry, Brandon Culliton and Bryan (Brooke) Culliton, both of Batavia; six grandchildren, Eithan and Eli, Chloe and Peyton and Austin; her children’s father, Michael K. Culliton, Jr.; three brothers: Thomas D. Emerson, Jr. of Oklahoma, Dennis Emerson of Hawaii and James Emerson of Batavia; two sisters: Patricia M. Caleb of Medina and Kathryn Keenan of Farmington; 20 nieces and nephews, 19 great-nieces and great-nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her niece Melissa Mae Emerson and her brother-in-law, Bruce Caleb. There were no prior visiting hours. Her celebration of life was held on Sat., June 17, 2017, at her home on Pearl Street Road, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Crisis and Prevention Services program, 301 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner and Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Teresa (Gifaldi) Carselli, born Oct. 18, 1915, died June 8, 2017. A long life, an extraordinary life. Services were private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley.

Mr. Lawrence E. “Papa” “Casey” Casey passed away on June 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Medina Memorial Hospital. Mr. Casey was born in Medina on Feb. 19, 1938, the son of the late Charles and Louise (Stawniak) Casey. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1957, he married the former Dorothy Stump on Aug. 26, 1972. He was employed by Harrison Radiator Division of GMC, as a air conditioner packer, and retired in 1996. Active in the Medina area, Larry was a longtime member of the Junior Wilson Sportsmen’s Club. He had been a social member of the American Legion, VFW, Medina Council #651, Knights of Columbus and the Sacred Heart Club. Papa especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Kristin Casey Bloom and Candace (Oscar) Pitts; four grandchildren: Tyler Thomas, MacKenzie Bennett, Ayzha Pitts and Justin Pitts; two great-grandchildren, Nova Marie Thomas and Serenity Chinn; his brother-in-law, Gerard (Carrie) Wittmeyer; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Marcia Wittmeyer and parents, Charles and Louise Casey. Friends called on Thu., June 15, 2017, at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his funeral service was held on Fri., June 16, 2017. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, officiated, and interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, Inc., POB 489, Albion, NY 14411-0489. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Francis “Fran” T. Edwards, 77, of Albion, died June 11, 2017, surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He was born April 7, 1940, in Forest Port, N.Y., the son of the late Paul and Mary (Gallagher) Edwards. He lived in this area most of his life. Fran enjoyed cars and spending time with his family…especially his nephews. Fran was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Costello) Edwards; his brothers Joe and James; as well his sister Patricia. He is survived by his daughters: Stacey Graham of Kent, Tabbetha (Dale) Novak of Albion, Dawn Gray of Rochester, and Julie (Mike Frasier) Edwards of Albion; his brothers and sisters Jerry (Mora) Edwards of Albion, Mary Lawrence of Albion, Carl Edwards of Medina, Pauline (Bob) Forrester of Florida, and Carol (George) Rich of Florida; his grandchildren: Devan Novak, Brian and Kyle Graham, Hanna Luke, Ryan Braswell, Aden Fraiser as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, on Tue., June 20, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where his Funeral Service will be held Wed., June 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY, 10016. To share a special memory of Fran, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Linda D. Helsdon, 68 of Lyndonville, N.Y., passed away peacefully with her loving children by her side on June 6, 2017. She was born Nov. 19, 1948, in Medina, N.Y., to the late Louis and Evelyn (Hodgins) Coke. She was predeceased by her sister Donna Quatro. Linda grew up in Lyndonville and graduated in 1966. She was employed at Monroe Electronics for 18 years. After retiring in 1990 she dedicated all of her life to her children, and grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, babysitting, singing, and making others laugh with her comical personality. She is survived by her children, Pamela (Duane) Preston of Batavia, and Jeffrey (Nicole) Helsdon of Lyndonville; grandchildren: Brittney (Matthew) Lamar, Tanner Helsdon, Kyler Preston, Evan Preston, and Julia Preston; great-grandchildren, Gavin Lamar and Jeremy Koneski; siblings Steven (Karen) Coke of Panama City, Fla., Laurie ( Larry) Gidley of Medina, N.Y., John Coke (Darcy Brabon), and Cameron Coke, all of Lyndonville, Dorothy (John) Butcher of Albion, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, and special Aunts, Eleanor (Dave) Crandall, Teresa Organo and Uncle Bill Hodgins. A memorial service was held at The Yates Baptist Church in Lyndonville on Sat., June 17, 2017. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The North Wing at Medina Memorial Health Care System, 200 Ohio Street, Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements were made through the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098.. Please light a candle in Linda’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.

Pauline F. James, 101, of Lyndonville, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Sat., June 10, 2017, at North Wing of Medina Hospital. Born on July 7, 1915, in Lyndonville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Lillian (Mudge) Fraser. Pauline graduated from Lyndonville High School in 1935 and married the late Leo James on Oct. 10, 1936. Together they raised five children. She worked for the Housel family as a bank teller at the former Central Trust Bank in Lyndonville and at one time served on the Board of Education and also served as District Deputy Grand Matron of the Niagara-Orleans District of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a lifelong member of the Lyndonville United Methodist Church. She was a avid reader and was a member of the Lyndonville Book Club. She also enjoyed china painting, especially on plates and goblets. Pauline also enjoyed leather crafting. She is survived by her children Fraser (Helen) James, Hugh (Elizabeth) James, all of Lyndonville, Muriel J. Bardeen of Columbus, Ohio, and Jon (Nancy) James of Sebastopol, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Slusser of Georgia. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by a daughter, Paula Dravec; and eight siblings. There were no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Sat., July 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. The Pastor, the Rev. Beth Malone, will officiate and burial will be in the Lynhaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pauline’s name to: the Yates Community Library, 15 Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098, or to the Lyndonville United Methodist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan and Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle in Pauline’s memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneral.com.

Edward Kelly, born June 16, 1955, passed away on April 5, 2017. He was the son of Raymond and Frederica Kelly. Edward is predeceased by his mother, and his brother Walter. Edward is survived by his father, Raymond Kelly; his siblings Michael and Frederica (Feller); his children: Steven Nauerth, Edward, Daniel, and Anthony; many nieces and nephews; and friend Elaine. A gravesite service will be held on Thu., June 22, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Kendall, NY. Friends are invited. Eddie loved computers and flying his drone. Please share condolences www.merrillgrinnell.com.

David S. Klopp, born July 7, 1969, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2017. He was the son of the late John and Joyce Klopp; beloved fiancé of Ginger Rushing; father of Leigha Klopp (fiancé Jakob Kenward), Evelyn Bath, Sunny, and Angel Rushing; brother of Wanda Swartz “Kay”, Mike Deskins (Tina), Nancy Dittman, John Randy Klopp, Zera Sue Deskins, and the late Kenneth Deskins (Gina); and best friend of Bobby Skrzypek. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. David enjoyed fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. A celebration of life will be held on Wed., June 21, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Victory of Life Church, 47 Brown St., Albion. In lieu of flowers donations may made to GCASA 249 East Ave., Albion NY 14411. Arrangements entrusted to Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home. Please share condolences www.merrilllgrinnell.com.

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