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Obituaries

Sharon Bieber, of Kendall, entered into rest on April 23, 2017. Sharon was born on March 29, 1948, to Dolores and the late Howard Sedore; beloved mother of Brian (Alison) Bieber; cherished sister of Gary and David Sedore; and aunt to nieces Jessica and Carrie. Sharon enjoyed listening to music and playing the piano. The family was present on Sat., April 29, 2017, at the Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1769 Kendall Rd., Kendall, NY 14476 to receive friends and family, where a funeral service was held. Please share condolences www.merrillgrinnell.com.

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Mr. David E. Blanc
, of Medina, passed away on April 24, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Blanc was born in Rochester, N.Y., on June 6, 1945, a son of the late Bruce Eugene and Joan Margaret (McKinnon) Blanc. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967-1970. He married the former Kelly J. Howell in August 1988. Mr. Blanc was employed by Conrail and retired from the Eastman Kodak Company. Dave enjoyed coffee with the Grumpy Old Men’s Club at Captain Kidz. He was a jokester and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Kelly; two daughters, Tricia Blanc and Wendy Blanc both of Rochester; four grandchildren: Katie White, Jaden Blanc, Kristin Hicks and Jocelyn Culter; two great-grandsons; his mother-in-law, Nancy Howell; two sisters-in-law, Linda Blanc and Brenda Jenks; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Gary R. (late Patricia) Blanc and Bruce T. Blanc; and his niece, Amy Jo Castricone. Friends may call on Fri., May 5, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina where his funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. following visitation. Pastor Linda Haight will officiate. A graveside committal service will be held on Mon., May 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery, Holley, where military honors will be accorded by members of Lincoln Post #1483, VFW and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, POB 489, Albion, NY or Lincoln Post #1483, VFW, 216 E. Center St., Medina, NY. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Claire Ann Brooks, 61, entered into rest April 22, 2017, at the Martin-Linsin Residence in Albion, N.Y. Born Nov. 18, 1955, in Medina, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Rolland and Shirley (Sinclair) Birch. A loving mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, she loved spending time with all of her grandchildren. Claire Ann loved the Lord, and could always recite a Bible verse upon request. She loved to read and loved her music. She was an avid NASCAR fan, and Jimmie Johnson was her favorite driver. She will always be remembered for her “sauce.” Claire Ann was predeceased by her beloved son Travis Gray; her sister, Sharon (Birch) Miller; and her husband, John Brooks. She is survived by her daughters: Chandra and Erin Gray; sons Chris and Shawn Brooks; brothers, Doug Birch and Brian (Vickie) Birch; grandchildren: Teisha Riley, Tyrin Johnson, Christian and Israel Drisdom, Jonah and Collin Gray, Ryan Webber, and Kaiden Gray; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. There were no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Martin-Linsin Residence, 14080 Rte. 31 West, Albion, NY 14411.

Martin B. “Marty” Buccinna entered peacefully into eternal rest at his home on April 16, 2017, surrounded by family. Martin was born in Rochester, N.Y., on June 17, 1957, to Vincent Buccinna and Alice “Sparky” Gabel. He was predeceased by his parents and a dear brother, John V. Buccinna. He will be best remembered for his constant generosity, big heart, big hugs, and adoration for his loving family and many dear, close friends. “Marty” was the owner of Buccinna Trucking and enjoyed driving tractor-trailer trucks for over 27 years, all the while guiding many of his friends and family into trucking careers. His other favorite pastimes included riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles, driving his many classic Mopar muscle cars, drag racing, live music venues, watching old western movies and shows, enjoying his granddaughter, nieces, and nephews, and sharing his many stories and life lessons with everyone. His smile and personality could light up a room. Marty is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife and best friend of 32 years, Pamela Travelet-Buccinna; a daughter, Linda (Richard) Meise; a beloved granddaughter, Adriana M. Meise; two sisters, Victoria (Andrew) Monroe and Susana (Arnold) Lowery all of Kentucky; mother-in-law, Rita A. Mosher; two brothers-in-law, Lew A. Mosher and Charles L. Mosher or Arizona; a sister-in-law, Sheila A. Mosher; nephews: Mark Buccinna of California, Michael J. Buccinna, Vincent Temple of Kentucky, Drew Temple of Kentucky, and John Johnson of Kentucky; nieces: Michele Buccinna, Brandy Temple and Jenna Titus, Faith Mercer of Kentucky, and Alicia Huff of Kentucky, many great-nephews and great-nieces; a dear friend, Joy Taylor; and so many wonderful close friends. Internment will be held at a private service in Hillside Cemetery, Clarendon, N.Y., at a future date. Any donations can be made to his family.

Pungross “Pete” Carroll, of Barre, died peacefully on Sun., April 23, 2017, surrounded by his family.  He was born in a coal-mining camp in Kistler, W.Va., on Feb. 27, 1941, and spent his childhood in Huntington, W.Va. Pete moved to New York State when he was 15 years old. He loved New York and worked for the state highway and canal system for over 30 years. He took great joy in raising his children in his hilltop home in Barre, N.Y. He was a member of the Albion Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 47 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie (Baker); his children Marjorie (Steven) Beecher, Melinda (Evhen) Tupis, Jeanette (Dondi) Mully, Pungross (Marlene) Carroll, Jesse (Kerry) Carroll, and Shannon (Dan) Kellman; his grandchildren: Nichole, Christopher, Kyle, Joshua, Curtis, Colton, Ethan, Spencer, Danielle, and Benjamin; as well as great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Tessie Carroll; his siblings: Claude Jr, Minnie, Gertrude, Annabelle and Patrick; and his daughter Kathy Joe. A public memorial service was held on Fri., April 28, 2017, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 14840 Route 31, Albion, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626 or Orleans County Adult Learning Services, 134 S. Main St., Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Pete, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Mavis (Kelley) Dewey, 92, of Kent N.Y., formerly of North Lawrence, N.Y., died April 17,2017, at Unity Hospital in Greece, N.Y., surrounded by loved ones. She was the daughter of the late Adrian and Vivian Kelley of St. Regis Falls, N.Y. Mavis was predeceased by her husband, Hubert (Cy) Dewey; special friend, Eldon (Bud) Jarvis; on Fay Dewey; siblings: Orville (Dorothy) Kelley, Darwin (Della) Kelley, Marcia (Bill) Rolland and Katherine (Bucky) Oaks; granddaughter Denyel Webber; and son-in-law Gary (Mavis) Williams. Surviving are her children: Sandra (Bernard) Allen of Marlborough, Conn., Dale (Loraine) Dewey of Moria, N.Y., Pamela (Roland) Collins of Grand Bay, Ala., Belva (Jean Marc) M’Vemba of Halifax, Vt., Mavis Williams of Kent, N.Y., Hubert Dewey of Oak Grove, Mo., and Kevin Dewey of Chicopee, Mass. Mavis has many surviving nieces and nephews. She had several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild, who all enjoyed their GG very much. Her childhood was spent in St. Regis Falls, N.Y. She left home to work in Malone factories and as a housekeeper. In 1945 she married Hubert and raised her family in North Lawrence. A strong, multitalented woman who grew up during the Depression and acquired only an 8th grade education, she succeeded in raising all eight children to become high school and college graduates. Many of the local children in North Lawrence considered her home to be theirs, as her door was always open, baked goods and raised donuts always available. She was an active church member and saw to it that her children were raised with strong Christian values. The family moved to Holyoke, Mass., in 1970 where she waitressed at Uncle Milties’ Restaurant. Upon Hubert’s death in 1986 she moved back to the St. Regis Falls area. Young at heart and in her ‘60s she trained to be a Hospice caregiver in the Rochester area, where she spent a year. No job was too big or too small and she did it with grace and humor. She resided in St. Regis Falls with her companion Bud Jarvis until 2008, and upon his death she relocated to the Rochester area to live with her youngest daughter, Mavis (Teeny). Mavis was happiest traveling and surrounded by family. She enjoyed friends and much loved pets, crafts, puzzles, bowling, computer games, and her beautifully manicured nails which she insisted on having done just two weeks before she passed. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends at Nutrifare and the Methodist church in Kendall, N.Y. Services and burial in North Lawrence, N.Y., will be at a later date at the family’s discretion.

On April 19, 2017, God took our angel home. Linda Eileen Edwards, 69, passed away peacefully in her home after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Carl A. Edwards, of North Street, Albion, for 49 glorious years. Linda has three daughters: Melissa (Ed) Tillinghast, Barbara (Kathy) Edwards, and Carliese Edwards; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, Marie Herdenforf Klatt, and her father, William Klatt. She is also predeceased by her sisters: Jeanette Forrester, Patricia Gurrslin, and Barbara Klatt; her brothers: Raymond Klatt, Charles Klatt, and William Klatt Jr. Linda also two great-grandchildren who are in heaven waiting: Nevaeh Tnes Tillinghast and Olivia Josephine Samuels. Linda also has eight great-grandchildren, whom she adored. Linda was a home health aide for many years and enjoyed helping people any way she could. She always helped with a smile on her face and unconditional love in her heart. The family invites friends to join them on Fri., May 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. for her Celebration of Life at Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church on Ridge Road in Medina, NY. There will be a luncheon afterward. Please bring a dish to pass. Everyone is invited to share memories and laughs. Memorials may be made in Linda’s name to Hospice of Orleans County.

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A graveside service with military honors for Michael Giglio, who died Feb. 8, 2017, will be held on Sat., May 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Holley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Michael, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Donald W. “Don” Leonard, 65, of Medina, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, at the Medina Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Lyndonville High School in 1969. He married the former Claudia Barber on Nov. 17, 2001. Don owned and operated Leonard’s Lumber and Leonard’s Wood N’ Crafts. Also, he was employed with Fisher-Price, Rick and Ron’s Auto Sales, and lastly owned and operated Orleans Auto Sales from 2002 until his retirement in 2013. Relatives and friends attended the graveside burial on Sat., April 29, 2017, at the Bates Road Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle in Don’s name at: www.boganandtuttle.com.

Joseph “Momo” M. Manley, of Albion, 19, died unexpectedly April 25, 2017, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born June 10, 1997, in Medina and lived in this area all of his life. Joe worked at Weed Man Lawn Care as a technician. He loved his car and spending time with his Goddaughter Peyton. Joe was predeceased by his father, Michael Manley. He is survived by his mother, Alice Drennen; brothers: Joshua Manley, Robert Drennen Jr. and Jason Drennen; step-brothers, Michael Manley Jr., Keith Manley; cousin/partner in crime, Rachel Monagan; maternal grandparents, Carol and Harry Monagan; paternal grandparents, Marjorie and Earl Manley; best friend, Tony Stephens; as well as several aunts and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, on Mon. May 1, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where his Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the organization of one’s choice. To share a special memory of Joe, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

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Mr. Paul P. McKee
, of Medina, peacefully passed away on April 23, 2017, at his home under the care of Hospice and his family. Mr. McKee was born in DuBois, Pa., on Nov. 25, 1926, a son of the late Paul and Alice (Brady) McKee. On Sept. 20, 1947, he married the former Florence Lucille Carr. They resided in DuBois until 1952 when they moved to New York State and settled in the Medina area. A U.S. Navy veteran he served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. McKee was a weight lifter, competed in competitions and enjoyed running. He had a great love for Bingo and cats. The McKee’s enjoyed camping and travelled every summer. He helped to create the Sampson Military Museum in Romulus, N.Y., and he and Florence were caretakers of the Museum for 15 years. Mr. McKee was employed as a machinist at the Western Block Company in Lockport. Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Florence McKee; three daughters: Irene Hudomint of Royalton Center, Diana (Edward) Fackler of Medina and Deborah (Thomas) Koch of Las Vegas, Nev.; his daughter-in-law, Sheryl McKee; eight grandchildren: Larry Hudomint, David (Shauna) McKee, Scott (Deb) McKee, Doreen Maertin, James (Karlin) Grinnell, Daniel (Torie Parker) Grinnell, Alicia (Jordan) Copenhafer, and Amanda (Brett) Kast; several great-grandchildren; his twin brother, James McKee of DuBois, Pa.; and his sister, Ann Polohonki of Falls Creek, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Norman and Melvin Carr; several nieces and nephews and dear friend and nurse, Gail Bloom. He was predeceased by his son, Duane McKee; son-in-law Michael Hudomint; and his brother Kay McKee. Military graveside services were held at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, N.Y., on Fri., April 28, 2017. Memorials may be made to the Sampson Military Museum (6096 Route 96A, Romulus, NY 14541) or Hospice of Orleans County. Arrangements were handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Ronald L. Robison, of Hilton, entered into eternal rest on April 20, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, in 2010. He is survived by his daughters: Tamara (Phillip) Runyon, Rhonda (Joe) Cavanaugh and Kristen (Aaron) Crawley; five grandchildren; his brothers, Gerald (Carol) and Raymond “Doug” Robison; and sister, Donna Benz. Friends and family called Mon., April 24, 2017, from 4-7 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 E. Ave., Hilton, where his Funeral Service was held Tue., April 25, 2017. Interment was in Parma Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Lollypop Farm in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc.

Floyd “Marty” Sadlocka was born in Lockport, N.Y., on Aug. 18, 1965. He entered into rest on April 23, 2017, at the age of 51 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Marty was a lifelong resident of Johnson Creek and was most likely to be seen working on a “project” or riding around on his lawnmower. Marty graduated from Royalton Hartland Central High School in 1983 and ITT Technical School in 2012. He enjoyed animals, computers, fishing, bonfires, going to yard sales, repairing electronics or lawnmowers, listening to music, movies of all genres, hanging at the backyard creek, and entertaining during family gatherings. Marty is survived by his mother, Mary M. Sadlocka; and his children, Kasaundra Colletta and Florian “Alex” (Daniele) Sadlocka. He is predeceased by his father, Florian V. Sadlocka. He leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Janessa and Jayden Colletta, Lukus Sadlocka, and one unborn grandchild. He is also survived by his siblings: Butch (Debbie) Schultz, Diana (Julie) McCauley, and Donna (George) VanEtten; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends called on Thu., April 27, 2017, at Bates Wallace and Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, NY 14105. A funeral service was held on Fri., April 28, 2017, at the Community Fellowship Church, 3144 Johnson Creek Rd., Middleport, NY 14105. Interment immediately followed at Hartland Cemetery, 8541 Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY 14067. Guests were invited to a reception at the Hartland Fire Hall, 8945 Ridge Road, Gasport, NY 14067. Please share condolences www.bateswallace.com.

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William A. “Bill” Tillman
, 91, of Albion, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 22, 2017. He was born Dec. 6, 1925 in Rochester, a son of the late Samuel and Mary (Vincent) Tillman.  Bill was a graduate of Aquinas High School class of 1943 and a 1950 graduate of Windsor University with a Bachelor of the Arts degree.  Mr. Tillman was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International and served in the United States Air Force during WWII.  In 1952, Bill opened Tillman’s Village Inn on Ridge Road in Childs, N.Y., which he owned and operated for 40 years, retiring in 1992.  Tillman’s Village Inn is now owned and operated by Bill’s sons, Mark and Thomas. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Tillman.  Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen “Lynn” Tillman; sons, Thomas Tillman and Mark (Susyn) Tillman, both of Albion; grandchildren, Amber, Derek (Erica) Tillman and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Elijah and James; sister, Dianne (Edward) Murray of VA; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Tillman of Albion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There were no prior calling hours.  Bill’s Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, on Tue., April 25, 2017.  Private interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. To share a special memory of Bill, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Bruce N. Wohlers, of Clarendon, passed away Dec. 27, 2016. He was born May 23, 1933, in Rochester, the son of the late Grace (Ainsworth) and Richard Wohlers. He attended SUNY Brockport, graduating in 1954. He and his wife owned Wohlers’ Grocery and Farm Supply in Clarendon for many years. He was a member of the Clarendon Fire Co., Clarendon Historical Society, and Concordia Lutheran Church. He was an entrepreneur at heart and enjoyed the challenges. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eileen Ulrich Wohlers; his five children: Carol (Joe) Shatraw, Donna (John) DeFilipps, Krista (Ken) Laureno, Eric Wohlers (Cheryl Miles), and Lisa (Rick) Fiorito; and his eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers: Rodney, Merton, Darwin, and Carlton. A memorial service will be held Sat., May 6, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Brockport. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport will follow the service.

Eleanor Yungfleisch, 92, of Barre, died April 25, 2017, in Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Batavia to Herbert and Kerma (Dewey) Clark. She lived in this area all of her life. Eleanor was a member of Barre Center Presbyterian Church and above all else, adored her grandchildren. Mrs. Yungfleisch was predeceased by her husband, Edward, and her brother, Richard. She is survived by her son, David (Shelly) Yungfleisch of North Carolina; her daughters: Carol Rathbun of North Carolina, Janice (Douglas) Bennett of Kent, Shirley (Douglas) Fox of Penfield, and Peggy Grillo of Albion; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. There were no prior calling hours. Family and friends attended Eleanor’s Funeral Service in Barre Center Presbyterian Church, 4712 Oak Orchard Rd., Albion, Sat., April 29, 2017. Interment was in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Barre Center Presbyterian Church, or Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY, 14411. Eleanor’s arrangements were entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Eleanor, please visit: www.christophermitchell.com.

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