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Obituaries

Angeline Boyce, 89, of Middleport, died July 25, 2018. Angie was born in Medina on Oct. 16, 1928, to Raffaele and Maria (DiBeneditti) Castricone. She graduated from Medina High School in June 1946. She married the late John L. Boyce on Sept. 8, 1951, and together they made their home in Medina before moving to Lyndonville in the 1960s. Angie owned a little grocery store in Yates called “Angie’s Grocery,” which made her well known to the community. She loved going out to eat, playing BINGO, planting her flowers, making homemade spaghetti and meatballs, and being with her family. Her sense of humor was loved by all who knew her and she had a talent for stealing pizzelles. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Gollus of Middleport; and her sons, Johnny (Debbie) Boyce of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jeff (Glennda) Boyce of Elba, N.Y. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: David (Jenn) Gollus of Boston, N.Y., Elisabeth (PJ) Allen of Lockport, Stephanie Pagano of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jonathan and Brandon Boyce of Elba. Angie is also survived by several great-grandchildren: Brooke, Braden, Kendall, Emily, Max, and Grace. Angie was the second youngest, but last surviving sibling of Dominic, Louis, Jesse, Anthony, Vincent, Peter, Amelia, Viola, Carmella, and Mary Jane. She was very proud of her big Italian family and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Medina. Private interment was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery at the family’s convenience of the family. Angie’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace and Heath Funeral Home of Middleport. To share a special memory of Angie, please visit www.bateswallace.com.

Donna M. Fidanza, 48, of Batavia, went home to be with her beloved angel, Michaela, on Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. Donna was born in Bangor, Maine, on Oct. 26, 1969, a daughter of James Smith and Patricia (Nason) Smith. She was the kindest of souls and a true friend to anyone who needed one. She wasn’t perfect, but she was amazing. We love you, Donna Mae. Donna was predeceased by her beloved daughter Michaela Fidanza on April 6, 2009. Besides her parents she is survived by four children: Justin Lord, Sidney Lord, Jr., Ronald Smith and Edith Fidanza; eight grandchildren: Shianne Smith, Mylea Sumerski, Hayleigh Cianfrini, Jayden, Jordyn, Jaysia, Jayty and Jaykob Lord; five siblings: John, Janelle, James, Jr., Hannah and Jamie Smith; and her close cousin, Terri Barnett. Services were held privately at the family’s convenience. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Alex James Moyer, of Rochester, N.Y., went to heaven on Oct. 6, 2018. He was born March 25, 2018, in Rochester to Dean Steiner and Shannon Beeler. Alex was a bright, beautiful, giggly boy who brought a lot of joy to his family in the short time he spent on Earth. He was always smiling and was his family’s every morning sunshine. Alex will never be forgotten. In addition to his parents, Alex is survived by his sister, Audrianna Moyer; maternal grandparents, Ken and Valerie Beeler; paternal grandparents, Catherine (Mike Meyer) Steiner; and aunts and uncles: Suzzette, Tina (Rob), and Jason (Jessie). There were no prior calling hours. A service to celebrate Alex’s life will be announced at a later date. Alex’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley, NY. To light a candle or share condolences with Alex’s family, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Cherie A. Smith, 74, of Medina, N.Y., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, at the Medina Memorial Hospital. Born on Dec. 30, 1943, in Lockport, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George and Viola (Seefeldt) Hubbert. Cherie loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking and knitting. Cherie retired from BMP America and was a member of the Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, Western Orleans Senior Citizens, and a former member of the Ridgeway Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Cherie is survived by her children: Bernard Helsdon of Lyndonville, N.Y., Ronald (Karen) Helsdon of Lockport, N.Y., Roger Helsdon of Medina, N.Y., Cheryl Helsdon of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Missy Ann Armstrong of Fort Myers, Fla., William Helsdon of Green Bay, Wis., and Jennifer (Jason) Wannike of Kings Mountain, N.C.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings Joyce (David) Frasier of Gasport, N.Y., Darlene Oudette of Lockport, N.Y., and Douglas (Debbie) Hubbert of Newfane, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Relatives and friends called on Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, at the Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, 5329 S. Gravel Rd., Medina, NY 14103, where a funeral service was held. The Pastor, the Rev. Russell Peters, officiated. Burial was held at the family’s convenience. Memorials may be made in Cherie’s name to: American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY, 14228. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Cherie at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.

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Patricia Ann Wechter
, of West Shelby, passed away on Oct. 6, 2018, at Buffalo General Hospital. Pat was born in Buffalo on May 1, 1935, a daughter of the late Lester E. and Agnes E. (Manhardt) Wechter, Sr. Following the death of her birth mother in 1940, she moved to Attica when her father remarried Arvilla Peters DuBois. Pat recalled that her stepmother taught her many things about life, and they developed a deep bond over the years. Pat wrote that Arvilla was smart, neat, a great cook and baker and that she dearly missed her following her death in 2003. Pat was a graduate of Attica High School, class of 1953 and enlisted in the Women in the Air Force in 1954. She was a proud member of the WAF and served until 1961. Pat was employed as a corrections officer by New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS) at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and Albion Correctional Facility for 30 years, retiring in 1990. She loved her job and had many friends. She was a longtime, active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Attica and Medina. She served her church as a deacon and elder. In retirement she enjoyed travelling with the Busy Buddies and its leader Janet Hedges, and the Senior Citizens of Western Orleans and its leader, Lynn Marciszewski. She had many great trips, fun and fellowship. Pat was a member of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Millie Wechter; seven nieces and nephews: Allison (Mark) Leto, Chris (John) Prusak, Scott Sardonicus, Tom Bathrick, David Bathrick, Wayne (Judy) Wechter, and Mary Ellen Wechter; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Agnes; stepmother, Arvilla; brother, Lester E. Wechter, Jr.; and sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn E. and Robert M. Bathrick. Pat loved her dogs: Toby, Lucky, Mitzie, Bridget, Dolly and Maggie, and her cats: Frisky, Goldie and Buzzy. Friends attended her funeral service on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, 522 Main St., Medina. The Rev. Dr. William Wilkinson officiated and interment was in the family plot at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Military honors were accorded at graveside by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 522 Main St., Medina, NY 14103, or any SPCA. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

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