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Obituaries

Logan Charles Bennett was welcomed into Heaven surrounded by his loving parents on Nov. 13, 2017, at United Memorial Hospital in Batavia. Logan was predeceased by his maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Jean Arnett. Logan is survived by his parents, Charles and Bridget Bennett; maternal grandparents, Kathy Sims and David Arnett; paternal grandparents, Sandy and Doug Sitzer; maternal aunts: Tina, Carrie, and Sara; paternal aunt, Dawn (Scott Allen) Sitzer; paternal uncles, JD (Amber) Sitzer, and Rick Luxon. Services were private. Memorial contributions in Logan’s name may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 480, Columbia, MD 21044. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To light a candle or express a condolence to Logan’s family, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

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Norman C. “Bud” Braun
, 83, of Middleport, entered into rest on Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Born Oct. 2, 1934, in North Tonawanda, Norman is the son of the late Norman V. and Irene (Stielow) Braun. Norman married Joanne on Aug. 7, 2004.  He was previously married to Phyliss Ann McCollum, on Oct. 6, 1956. Phyliss died July 24, 1996. Bud was a lifetime dairy farmer. He enjoyed hunting, reading, spending time with family, the companionship of his dog Charlie Brown, golfing and talking farming with his farming friends. He also worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport from 1953 to 1963. He served his country in the U.S. Army from April 27, 1953, until April 5, 1956, during the Korean conflict, proudly achieving the rank of Sergeant. Surviving is his wife,  Joanne (Lucas Boetcher) Braun and children: Lynn (Daniel) Budziszewski, Lori (Wayne) Rhinehart, Lisa (Ken) Glena, Leigh Braun, Andrew (Kristina) Braun, and Amy (Todd) Zinkievich; stepchildren: Robin Eckert, Amy (Don) Yung and Greg (Wendy) Boetcher;  siblings, Helen (Paul) Petit and Janet (the late George) Donahue; and special cousin Elizabeth Reisman. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 21 and a half great-grandchildren, several brothers- and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends attended visitation at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport on Thu., Nov. 16, 2017. Funeral services were held on Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1355 W. Ave., Medina In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to: Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094 or St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church. Please go to www.bateswallace.com and leave a condolence for the family.

Mrs. Arlene M. Cardone, of Medina, passed away on Nov. 13, 2017, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. Friends may call on Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her service will be held at 1 p.m. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will officiate. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com. A complete obituary will be published.

Eric D. Erway, 54, died Nov. 8, 2017, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 24, 1962, to Donald Erway and Linda (VanAuker) Brien. Eric was an Albion High School graduate, and spent the last 25 years of his life in southeast Georgia. He was a construction worker by trade and enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. His sister Kimberly Erway preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Erway of southeast Georgia; his mother, Linda Brien of Albion; his step-father, Richard Brien of Albion; his father, Donald Erway of Washington; his sister Robin (Erway) Moore of Greece; his brothers, Bert Erway of Waterport, and Troy Erway of Florida; his step-brothers: Dick Brien of Michigan, Tim Brien of Albion and Wally Brien of Lyndonville; his nieces: Kimberly Welday of Fairport, Kaeyla Erway of Fairport, and Nicole Cavadias of South Carolina; his nephews, Kyle Erway of Fairport and Brandon Erway; three step-children, Ashley and Adam Gay and Amelia Foskey of Georgia; his grandchildren: Maisie, Kimsie, Blake, Railey, Madyson and Ryan of Georgia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, NY on Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. Private interment will be held at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any ALS fund of your choice. To share a special memory of Eric, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Sharon E. Hill, 63, of Albion, died Nov. 10, 2017, in Strong Memorial Hospital following a long illness.  She was born May 26, 1954, to Robert and Joyce (Gilbert) Boyer and was a lifetime resident of this area.  Sharon worked as a cook at the Fieldstone Restaurant in Lockport and was a person with a strong faith in God, a non-conformist, non-judgmental and lived life on her own terms.  She enjoyed music, reading, sewing, and was seemingly an artist at anything she was doing. Most of all, she loved spending time with and taking care of her grandchildren.  Ms. Hill is survived by her daughters: Autumn (Shawn) Prior of Albion, and Brienna (James Damon II) Hill of Buffalo; her brothers, William (Noreda LeVan) Boyer of Middleport, and Robert (Pamela) Boyer Jr. of Medina; five grandchildren: Malique, Jylees, Yaquen, Enrique, and Carmella; her grand-dogs, Oskar and Remi; as well as several nieces and nephews. There were no prior calling hours. Services and interment were held at the family’s convenience.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: The Charity Care Program, c/o Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 888, Rochester, NY, 14642. Sharon’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc.  To share a special memory of Sharon, please visit: www.christophermitchell.com.

Courtney N. Kenward, 27, of Medina, died suddenly at her home on Nov. 12, 2017. Courtney was born in Lockport on Nov. 27, 1989, a daughter of Kevin R. Kenward and Catherine A. French. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 2008, she went on to complete a Certified Nursing Assistant training program. She worked at various jobs, including Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Associated Brands, Mayer Bros., Mark’s Pizzeria and the 3 Eyed Cat. Courtney was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medina. She loved all animals, especially her cats, Chloe, Kitty, Baby Girl, Crowley and Simba. She was an avid fan of the series “Supernatural.” Courtney took a fond interest in tattoo artistry. Her calculated chaos was evident by her roots in her artistic nature. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, kayaking and going to the beach. She also loved music, going to concerts, watching thunderstorms and was a Buffalo Sabres fan. Courtney was a kind, generous and selfless girl, always willing to assist someone in need. Her vibrant smile emulated her colorful personality. Survivors include her father, Kevin; her mother, Catherine; twin siblings, Morgan R. and Mitchel K. Kenward; her maternal grandparents, Audrey and Ronald French, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Lynda Higley and H. Richard Capen; her fiancé, Stephen Dollinger; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her uncle, Ronnie French, Jr. Friends called on Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her funeral service were held on Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1355 W. Ave., Medina. Interment was in Boxwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to PAWS. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Scott Eric Lawrence, born March 17, 1962, entered into rest on Sept. 23, 2017, with family by his side. He was the son of the late Laverne and Pauline Lawrence; loving husband of Kim Lawrence; caring father of Jeff (Melissa) Gardner, David (Jeanne) Jones, Krissy Lawrence, Scott (Rachael) Lawrence, and Allyson Lawrence; grandpa of six; brother of Dean, Michael (Georgia), Dan, Chuck, and the late Bud Lawrence. Scott loved spending time with his family, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, NASCAR, and the Green Bay Packers. Services were held privately by the family. Please share condolences www.merrillgrinnell.com.

Carl “Corky” Mattus, 90, of Medina, N.Y., passed away peacefully at the North Wing of Medina Memorial Hospital on Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Oct. 23, 1927, in Cheektowaga, N.Y., to the late Carl and Anna (Kalinowski) Mattus. Carl worked for many years on the family farm growing vegetables for the Bailey Market. He later was employed by the Medina Central School District as a Head Custodian, retiring after 25 years. Carl loved playing and watching sports, doing lawn work, and gardening. Carl is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Holly Mattus (son-in-law Gordon Goeke) of Kensigton, Md., and Nancy Mattus of Medina; and also several nieces and nephews. Carl is predeceased by his sister, Joyce Tuohey. Relatives and friends attended calling hours on Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. A memorial service and burial will be held in the spring of 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl’s name to the Shelby Fire Co., P.O. Box#1, Medina, NY, 14103. Carl’s family extends a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Medina Memorial Hospital Second Floor and North Wing for the wonderful care he received during his illness. Please light a candle or share a memory at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.

Mark A. Musacchia, 59, of Albion, died Nov. 11, 2017, in Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born July 13, 1958, in Queens, N.Y., to John and Lorraine Musacchia, graduating from Brentwood High School. He lived in this area over 6 and a half years. Mark was a man who loved cooking, especially ziti. He also enjoyed watching football, playing cards, shopping, riding his lawnmower and spending time at the casino. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was truly a man who loved his family. Mr. Musacchia was predeceased by his father, John; and brothers Billy and Joey. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Kinsey Musacchia; his children: Mark Jr., Brian, Brianna, Joey, Dennis, Payge, and David; his brothers John, Wayne, and Mike; his sister, Deborah; his mother, Lorraine; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. There were no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Mark’s Memorial Service on Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion. Private interment will be held at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. To share a special memory of Mark, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Christyna Marie Wells, 33, of Oakfield, N.Y., unexpectedly went to be with the Lord Fri., Nov. 10, 2017. Born on Dec. 11, 1983, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of Dianne (Michael) Coakley and Steven (MayEl) Wells. Christyna is survived by her three young children: Bethany, Alexander, and Franklin Grandy; the children’s father, Lyle Grandy; his two children, Katelyn and Richard Grandy; and their grandmother Mary Wadhams. Christyna also leaves behind her beloved grandmother, Marie Wulf; and siblings: Elizabeth (Matthew) Rucinski, Daniel Wells, Andrew (Krystal) Wells, and Jonathon (Bailey) Wells; several nieces and nephews: Anastajaza and Lukasz Rucinski, (Elizabeth) Devin Burgess (Daniel), Brandon, Brooklyn, and Cutter Stroup, and Autumn Wells (Andrew); as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. Christyna is predeceased by her grandparents Edward and Betty Wells and Richard Wulf. Christyna was a great mother who was always doing what she could to assure her children were happy and well taken care of. She was a unique, caring woman and will be greatly missed by so many. Relatives and friends called on Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, at the Community Fellowship Church, 3144 Johnson Creek Rd., Middleport, NY 14105, where a funeral service was held afterward. The Pastor Joe Szalay officiated. Burial was held at the family’s convenience. Arrangements were made through the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle in Christyna’s name at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.
 
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