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Obituaries

William J. “Robin Hood” Brazzell, 70, of Medina NY, passed away on Wed., July 10, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness. Born on Aug. 18, 1948 in Medina NY, he was the son of the late Donald and Connie (Kowalik) Brazzell. Bill graduated from Medina High School in 1967 and after graduation he joined the National Guard during Vietnam Era. After his service, Bill was employed with Specialty Grinding of Middleport, NY for 28 years. On July 11, 1970 he married the late Kathleen Santillo and together they raised two sons. Later on, Bill was employed with Amada Tool of Batavia, NY, until his retirement in 2010. Bill continued working by driving cars for the ADESA Car Auctions of Akron, NY. Bill was an avid fisherman, hunter and trap shooter and was a member of the Medina Conservation Club, Barre Sportsman Club and Cabin Range of Newfane. Also, Bill was a former NYS Bow Hunter Instructor, having taught many local hunters. Bill is survived by two sons: William D. (Justina) Brazzell of Medina, NY, James (Lindsay) Brazzell of Barker, NY; grandchildren: Kati (Jimmie) Foley, Austin (Kaydi) Brazzell, Zach Brazzell, Brianna Green, Brittney Ohol and Lexi Brazzell; two great-grandsons: Jacob and Jaxon; two sisters: Kathy Kickbusch and Maureen (Earl) Ruhlman, all of Medina, NY. Also survived are a niece and two nephews. Besides his parents, Bill is predeceased by his beloved wife, Kathleen and brother-in-law, Perry Kickbusch. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Sat., August 3, 2019 at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church with the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls celebrating. Burial will be in the Boxwood Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Bill at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.

Dorothy A. Knapp, 89, of Medina, NY went to be with the Lord on Tue.,, July 16, 2019 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home, after a long illness. Born on June 5, 1930 in East Otto NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Clark) Peacock. Dorothy came to the Albion/Medina area in the 1940s and was later employed with the General Electric Company of Brockport, NY for 20 years. She then attended Genesee Community College and received an Associates Degree in Human Services and worked for the Genesee County Office of the Aging until her retirement in 1980. Dorothy was a member of the Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship Church of Medina. She had a love of sewing and making quilts, which she shared with family and friends. Dorothy was a devoted mother and dear friend to her many church, sewing and hobby circles. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Harold Knapp; children: James and Robert VanderWoude, both of Medina, NY, Linda (Henry Azcue) VanderWoude of Brooklyn, NY, Donald Knapp of Ind., Edward (Hope) Knapp of Alexander, NY; granddaughter-in-law, Shannon Daugherty of North Adams, Mass.; grandsons: Travis VanderWoude, Johnathon, Joshua, Michael Knapp; great-grandsons: Chase and Payton VanderWoude, Benjamin, Connor, Oliver, Jordan Knapp; also survived are several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Dorothy is predeceased by a son, William VanderWoude. Relatives and friends called on Fri., July 19, 2019 at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103, where a funeral service was also held. The Rev. Russell Peters officiated. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Springville, NY. Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 5329 S. Gravel Rd., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Dorothy at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.

David M. Licurse, 80, of Sunnyvale, Calif. passed away surrounded by his loving family, July 14, in El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif.  David was born in Oyster Bay Long Island, NY, a son of the late Frank and Rose (Ilvento) Licurse.  He was a member of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara, Calif. and Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church in Albion, NY. David received his MBA from the U of R and was employed at Xerox for 24 years, retiring in 1994.  After retirement, David was involved with several start up companies.  He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DDR-713) a Gearing-class destroyer. Predeceased by siblings: Joseph (Nellie) Licurse, Virginia (Clark) Cheney, and Rose (Chuck) Zicari.  David is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia (Maloney) Licurse; children: David Licurse Jr., Debbie Licurse and Denise Licurse; grandchildren: Gabrielle, Stephanie Licurse Austin and Gabriel Licurse; great-grandchildren: Justin Austin Jr., Isaiah Austin and Naeveh Austin; brother, Frank Licurse; sister, Christine Licurse; several nieces, nephews, brothers & sisters-in-law, cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, on Mon., July 22, from 4-8 p.m.  David’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church on Tue., July 23, at 10:30 a.m.  Interment with military honors will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in David’s name may be made to MDS Foundation, Inc. www.mds-foundation.org, Peace-It-Together Counseling, peace-it-together.org, American Heart Association, www.Heart.org, or American Lung Association, Lung.org. To share a special memory of David, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Irene E. Lynch, 94, of Wilson passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2019. She was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Buffalo to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Burkhart) Rostin. Irene loved to knit tend to her flowers. She loved all animals and especially loved spending time with her cats. She worked as a housekeeper at Newfane Hospital before she retired. Irene was a fun loving and generous person to many. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband Arthur G. Gillis; second husband, Andrew A. Lynch; son, Arthur Gillis Jr.; siblings: Florence Schrader and Albert Rostin. Irene is survived by her daughters: Edith (Gil) Seekings, Deborah Gillis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Ave., Newfane, NY 14108 on Fri., July 26 from 1-2 p.m. where her memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions in Irene’s name may be made to Save a pet of Niagara, P.O. Box 114, Newfane, NY 14108. To share a special memory of Irene, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Robert H. “Corky” Parker, 69 of Medina entered into rest suddenly on Thu., July 11, 2019. Born Oct. 8, 1949 Corky was the son of the late Harold and Florence (Adams) Parker. He worked for many years as a truck driver and retired from Rist Transport in Cheektowaga. He also worked as a union surveyor. Corky was a lifelong avid motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of ABATE. He was a longtime member of Lincoln Post#1483 VFW Auxiliary and also the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club. Corky was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be missed by all. Survivors include his loving wife, Amy K. (Stilwell) Parker, whom he married on Aug. 11, 2001; five children: Bobbi Lynn Parker, Sunni (Eric) Surawski, Aaron (Tiffany) Parker, Elizabeth (Derrek) Parker and Stevie (Devon) Parker; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two sisters: Margey (Chip) Baysore and Carol (late Gary) Stevens; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; and his special beagle, Lucky. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his daughter, Sherri Ann Parker and grandson, Zachary Parker. Calling hours were held on Tue., July 16 at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his memorial service will immediately followed. The Rev. Russ Peters officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220. Share condolences and memories at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Mary E. Petronio, 82, of Fairport died unexpectedly in her home July 15, 2019.  She was born Dec. 3, 1936 in Eden, NY, a daughter of Douglas and Mary (Morganti) Patten and had lived in this area since the early ’80s.  Mary was a graduate of Medina High School, Brockport State Teachers College and received her Masters Degree in Special Education from Nazareth College.  She taught elementary school in the Rochester City School District and was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association.  Mary was also a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of America, the Mahjong Club, the Knitting Club and in addition to her love of gardening, she enjoyed attending craft and antique shows.  She loved to decorate her home and hosting people for various events and had a love of cooking for the neighborhood.  Mary was world traveler, having been to 6 continents throughout the world.  Her love for travel was a gift she shared with her family…especially her grandchildren, as she often took them with her on her trips. Mrs. Petronio was predeceased by her brothers: Edgar and Paul Patten.  She is survived by her son, Frank (Dr. Martha David) Petronio of Spencerport; her daughter, Debbie (Doug Braun) Petronio of East Aurora; her brother, Douglas (Nola) Patten of Fla.; sister, Ann (Bill) Haffly of Fla.; and four grandchildren: Elizabeth, David, James and Olivia.  The family will receive friends at the Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 Sat., Sept. 7, from 1-2 p.m. where her memorial service will be held immediately following visitation.  Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church at the above mentioned address, or a Garden Club of your choice.  Mary’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.  To share a special memory of Mary, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Robert “Bob” Trolley, 83, of Albion passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 14, 2019 at Medina Memorial Hospital. A lifelong Albion resident, Bob was born on September 6, 1935 to the late Robert and Lola (Grimes) Trolley. He graduated from Albion High School, and completed his Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Morrisville. A hardworking man, he spent much of his life farming Trolley Farms, as well as working at SUNY College at Brockport. After retirement, he traveled the country with his wife of 56 years, the late Donna (Bennett) Trolley, in their motorhome, creating lasting friendships and memories throughout their travels. He loved country music and was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan, keeping up with the latest sports news wherever he was. He is survived by his companion, Donna Gaylord; his two children: Charles (Dawn) Trolley and Dawn (Doug) Rodas; three grandchildren: Erica (Mark) Kuntz, Brianna (Kenneth) Smith, and Rhiannon Trolley; and four great-grandchildren: Klayton, Laylah, Julianna and Kinsley. Private services were held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of  Orleans, 14080 Route 31 West, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. Robert’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Bob, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Eva M. Trump, 94, of Medina passed away peacefully Wed., July 17, 2019 at her home under the care of her loving family and caretakers. Born April 20, 1925 in Medina Mrs. Trump was a daughter of the late Hattie J. (Chambers) Oliver and Leon E. Oliver. She was raised in Manchester and Auburn, NH where she attended school and returned to Medina in 1941. She married the late Marvin B. Trump, Sr. on Feb. 25, 1946 in Summersville, WV. Following Mr. Trump’s retirement from the U.S. Army in 1971 the couple returned to Medina. Mrs. Trump was known for her quick wit and could be rather blunt at times, but her feisty yet tenderheartedness was amusing and appreciated by those who knew and loved her. Survivors include her eighteen grandchildren: Richard, Tina, Marshall, Anna, Eva, Evette, Timothy, Brooks, Justin, Ashley, Abigail, Paul, Marvin, Michele, London, Rachel, Jimmy and Matthew; many great- and great-great grandchildren; brother, Leon “Skip” (Margaret) Olivier; sister, Gertrude (late Harley) Anderson; brother in-law, Hubert (Doris) Fulks; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Penny Wilcox. She was predeceased by her husband, Marvin B. Trump, Sr. on Feb. 7, 1992; her three children: Marlene Samsel, Marvin Trump, Jr. and Kathleen “Kitty” Price; siblings: Frederick Oliver, Jane (Alexander) Nestervich, Madelaine (George) Eckerd and Lewis Oliver; and best friend, Nancy Trump. Calling hours were held on Fri., July 19 at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral service immediately followed. The Rev. Daniel Thurber officiated. Burial was in Boxwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Share condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

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