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Obituaries

Sandra K. Bartlett, 75, of Waterport, died Oct. 15, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.  She was born May 1, 1942, in Corning, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harold E. and Luella (Rowley) Westfall. She lived in this area most of her life. She worked for many years at 3M in Rochester, but most recently Sandra co-owned Rich’s Auto Sales from 2007-2011. Her biggest love and passion was spending time with her family.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lee, in 2012, and also by her son Craig A. Williams.  Sandra is survived by her children Edward (Suzanne) Williams of Waterport, Shelley (Stanley) Slater of Hamlin, and Paul (Colleen) Williams of Brockport; eight grandchildren: Rebecca, Jessica, Keith, Stephanie, Marissa, Kyle, Jessica, and Shawna; six great-grandchildren; her seven sisters: Rebecca Birch, Shirley Bedrin, Connie Whittier, Pauline Zimmerman, Cindy Pera, Terry Almekinder, and Linda Henning; father of her children, Richard L. Williams; beloved dog Tweezel; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rte. 31, Holley, on Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, where her Celebration of Life was held Fri., Oct. 20, 2017. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411. To share a special memory of Sandra, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Milford A. Bibby, 84, of Brockport, passed away on Oct. 18, 2017, at Lakeside Beikirch Care Center. He was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Brockport to the late Kenneth B. and Hazel (Corell) Bibby. He lived in this area all of his life. Milford was a graduate of the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia and was an Alumni member. He worked for many years as a Film-Spooler for Dyna Color and 3M. He was a member of the Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as the Newman Oratory, where he was a reader for masses. He enjoyed singing, listening to music of all kinds, and was an avid New York Yankees fan. Milford was a devoted husband and father. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Kenneth M. Bibby; siblings Bruce, Eleanor, and Richard; brothers-in-law, Peter, Robert and Jim; as well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Peter and Helen Monacelli. He is survived by his wife of 60 loving years, Theresa, his daughter, Luanne M. (Len) Rettig of Holley; daughter-in-law, Teri Bibby of Holley; sister Arlene Hill of Kent; sisters-in-law Phyllis and Marion Monacelli, and Jean Bibby; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews as well as many dear friends. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rte. 31, Holley, on Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. Milford’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 152 Main St., Brockport on Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Garland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Milford’s name may be made to Cure Childhood Cancer, 200 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. To share a special memory of Milford, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Victora C. Frasier, of the Town of Shelby, passed away on Oct. 13, 2017, at Buffalo General Hospital. Victora was born in Lawrenceville, Pa., on June 17, 1948, a daughter of the late William and Madelene (Santarelli) Frasier. Her family moved to the Medina area when she was a young girl, and she was a graduate of Medina High School, class of 1967. She worked for Ames Department Store, Fisher-Price Toys, Bernzomatic, Crosby and Baxter. She loved fishing, especially with her grandson Brian. She was also a member of the East Shelby Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her son, Ronald (Mary) Frasier; grandchildren: Brian, Alicia and Christina; great-grandchildren: Landon, Ian and Addy; siblings: Andrew (late Shelia) Frasier, Donald Frasier, late Clayton (Roxanne) Frasier, Timothy (Angela) Frasier, Junita (Douglas) Watson, Bonnie (David) Carpenter and Connie (Daniel) Murray; several nieces and nephews. Friends called on Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her service was held afterward. Pastor Russell Peters officiated. Memorials may be made to Knights/Kaderli Memorial Fund. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

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Lawrence J. Hartwig, 62, of Waterport, died at his home Oct. 13, 2017, following a long illness.  He was born Dec. 14, 1954, in Batavia to Ralph and Malva (Clampet) Hartwig and was a lifetime resident of this area.  Larry was a United States Army Veteran of Vietnam and was a former employee of SUNY Brockport and the Albion Correctional Facility where he worked as a boiler technician. He was also a tattoo artist and in his spare time enjoyed wood carving. Mr. Hartwig was predeceased by his wife, Deborah. He is survived by his brothers, Harry (Lois) Hartwig of Akron, and Bradley Hartwig of Waterport; a sister, Lynette Hartwig of Waterport; as well as several nieces and nephews.  There were no prior calling hours.  Services and interment were held at the family’s convenience.  Mr. Hartwig’s services have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Larry, please visit  www.christophermitchell.com.

Christopher S. Hazel, 54, of Medina, entered into rest Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, at home following a battle with cancer. Chris was born Nov. 7, 1962, in Camden, N.J., a son of Robert and Helen (Montgomery) Hazel. He was a graduate of Medina High School class of 1981. Chris worked at Sigma Motors in Medina for many years and in 1999 moved to Georgia, where he worked for Verizon as a switchboard technician and later as an electrical technician. He recently moved back home to care for his mother. Chris enjoyed fishing and especially loved motorcycles. Survivors include his mother, Helen Hazel; two sons, Shawn Hazel and Jordan Hazel; two brothers, Terry (Maggie) Hazel and Jeff Hazel; and special cousin and best friend, Paula Farewell. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Hazel. In accordance with Chris’ wishes, services were private. Arrangements were completed through Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

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Mr. Kenneth E. Jones
, of Medina, passed away on Oct. 16, 2017, at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. Mr. Jones was born in Girard, Pa., on Dec. 18, 1937, a son of the late Albert and Helen (Culberson) Jones. A U.S. Army veteran, he served from 1957-59 as a tank commander. He was employed by Dyna Color in Brockport for many years. He resided in LeRoy-Caledonia area for many years before moving to Ricky Place in Medina. Survivors include his son, Richard Jones; two brothers, Ronald (Marylon) Jones of Albion and Gerry (Keithaleen) Jones of Rochester; his sister, Helen Jane (Doug) Leastman of Casa Grande, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews. A graveside committal service will be held on Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Byron Cemetery. Pastor Linda Haight will officiate. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth Barry Neal, “Barry,” went to be with the Lord on Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, at the Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 21, 1937, in Lyndonville, N.Y. He was a son of the late Ralph Kenneth and Jeannette (Barry) Neal. He was a 1955 graduate of Lyndonville Central School and a 1959 graduate of Barrington College in Rhode Island. He married Dorothy Krauss on June 14, 1959, together making their home in Lyndonville and raising four children. He was an elementary school teacher and reading specialist for 18 years at Barker, Waterport, and Albion schools. He started and managed several businesses, including Neal Farms, KBN Lumber, and Country Contracting. He was a public servant, having been a Town Justice of Yates for over 30 years. He was a member of Yates Baptist Church, having served as both Deacon and Trustee at different times. He was also a member of Farm Bureau and the New York State Magistrates Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, and travel. Barry was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed spending time and working on projects with his children and grandchildren. He had a zest for life that was unmatched—full of good humor, hard work, and numerous accomplishments. He had a generous heart for helping people through his work in the school, church, and local community. He leaves a legacy of faith and good works that will long be remembered. He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 58 years, Dotty; his four children: Jon (Carol) Neal of Lyndonville, Carole (Glen) Steffler of Beaver Falls, Pa., Colleen (Jim) Figucia of Woburn, Mass., and Lynn Neal of Winston-Salem, N.C. He had seven grandchildren: Maegan (Joseph Suhr), Brandon Neal, Mitchell (Alethea) Steffler, Caleb (Shelby) Steffler, Emily Steffler, Sarah (James) Anderton, and Andrew Figucia; and three great-grandchildren; his brother, Ralph William (Bill) Neal; and his sisters, Elizabeth (John) Vallance, and Barbara (Ray) Dunn. There were no calling hours. A memorial service was held on Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, at Yates Baptist Church, 11365 E. Yates Center Rd., Lyndonville. The Pastor, the Rev. Lyell Drake, officiated. Burial was in the Lynhaven Cemetery at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Yates Baptist Church or to: Richard Knights-Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund, c/o Sue Knights,11079 Furness Pkwy. Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle in Barry’s memory at: www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.

Larry M. Peruzzini, 61, of Waterport, died Oct. 10, 2017, in Buffalo General Hospital following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 10, 1956, in Albion to Richard and Patricia (Lusk) Peruzzini. He lived in this are his entire life. Larry was a 28-year employee of Eastman Kodak prior to working for the NY State Department of Parks and Recreation at Lakeside Beach Park. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and playing darts, but mostly enjoyed the simplicity of life.  Mr. Peruzzini was predeceased by his brother Gary Peruzzini.  He is survived by his children, Melissa Peruzzini of Holley, and Daniel Peruzzini of Rochester; grandson, Geovanni Peruzzini; siblings: David Peruzzini of Waterport, Robert (Sue) Coville, Kim (Douglas) Mergler, Margaret Swan, Janet McClary, and Barbara Coville; his parents, Richard Peruzzini of Albion, and Patricia Peruzzini of Waterport; the mother of his children, Karen Peruzzini of Rochester; as well as several nieces and nephews.  There were no prior calling hours.  Family and friends attended Larry’s Memorial Service Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion. Interment was held at the family’s convenience. To share a special memory of Larry, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Ann Louise Strickland (nee Linderman),63, passed away quietly from diabetic renal failure at her home in Medina on Oct. 12, 2017. She is the beloved daughter of Robert (deceased) and Barbara Linderman of Lockport; beloved mother of Amanda (Chad) Kroening of Knowlesville, Rachel Strickland of Rochester, and Joshua Strickland of Lockport; beloved Granny of the Kroening children: Olivia, Tyler, Sophie, and Molly. She is also survived by her siblings: Daniel Linderman of Tonawanda, Paula (Gary) Dorrell of Florida, and John (Gail) Linderman of Lockport. Ann lived life with imaginative flair and a generous spirit. She liked vibrant colors, especially purple, and enjoyed creative projects, planning parties, outdoor grilling, and shopping yard sales. Ann was passionate about her beliefs, having fun with her grandchildren, and Yankee baseball. Friends called at First Bible Baptist Church, 949 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, on Thu., Oct. 19, 2017. A reception followed her Celebration of Life. Donations in her name may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mrs. Betty J. Wood, of Medina, passed away on her birthday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. Betty was born in Medina on Oct. 13, 1934, a daughter of the late William “Bud” and Vivian (Anstey) Howe. A lifelong area resident, she married Edward I. Wood on Nov. 19, 1960. Betty worked as a phone company switchboard operator and at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in housekeeping for ten years. She was a member of Millville Methodist Church, was active with the Shelby Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in the 1950s and enjoyed the Senior Citizens of Western Orleans. Survivors include her son, Scott (Valerie) Wood of Middleport; her grandchildren: Stephanie Wood, Julie Dean (Jeremiah), Alicia Dean (Josh) and Richard Francisconi (Lindsey); great-grandchildren: Audrey, Liam, Wyatt and Brynn; sister Kathy (Leonard) Balcerzak of Medina; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed, on March 16, 2002, and her sisters Karen Ralph and Carol Johnson. Friends called on Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where here funeral service was held afterward. Interment was in Boxwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the UMC of the Abundant Harvest, 12353 Maple Ridge Road, Medina, New York 14103 or Orchard Manor Nursing Home Activities Dept., 600 Bates Road, Medina, NY 14103. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.
 
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