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Obituaries

Ronald A. “Ron” Koss, 61, of Brockport, peacefully passed away after a long struggle with various health issues on Aug. 7, 2018, at the Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit. He was born Oct. 27, 1956, in Brockport, a son of Herbert and Dorothy (Brower) Koss. Ron was a volunteer fireman with the Brockport Fire Dept. as well as a member of the Brockport Fire Dept. Exempts Club. He was very active in The Christian Center Church in Brockport. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Amanda Hart; siblings: Doug (Theresa) Koss, Cheryl (Tom) McGee-Laney, Michele Koss, and John Koss; his devoted dog, Abby; as well as several nieces, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Services were held privately and at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to The Christian Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 338, Brockport, NY 14420. Ron’s family would like to thank the people at Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their great care as well as The Christian Center Church for their comfort and support over the past few days. Ron’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley, NY. To share a special memory of Ron, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Cecil J. Moore, 82, of Clarendon, died at home Aug. 4, 2018, following a brief illness.  He was born April 26, 1936, in Clarendon to Cecil H. and Jessie (Davis) Moore. He was a lifetime resident of this area. Cecil retired in 1993 after 30 years of service as a machinist for Rochester Products. He was a charter member of the Clarendon Fire Company and loved learning about the history of Clarendon and the surrounding area.  In addition to being a NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan, Cecil enjoyed playing golf and scratch-off lottery tickets, and he loved family gatherings. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as he was truly a man who cherished family values.  Mr. Moore was predeceased by his parents; brothers Ron and Kip Moore; and his daughter Brenda McMillan.  He is survived by his darling wife of 62 years, Mary Lou; his daughters Nina (Randy) Gurnsey of Barre, Kathy (Jim) Swabb of Clarendon, and Diann (Ray) Hillabush of Clarendon; his brothers David (Becky) Moore of Holley, and Robert Moore of Rochester; son-in-law, Robert McMillan; sisters: Colleen Sauro of Holley, Zola Smith of Albion, Frieda Sabo of Barre, Vera (John) Kingdollar of Albion, Betty Fulks of Albion, Bernice Smith of Albion, and Sandy (Jerry) Kozlowski of Clarendon; eight grandchildren: Justin, Sheena, Mindy, Brandon, Tammie, Lindsay, Craig, and Dylan; six great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. There were no prior calling hours. Family and friends gathered at Hillside Cemetery on Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Clarendon Fire Company, 16169 E. Lee Rd., Holley, NY, 14470.  Cecil’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley.  To share a special memory of Cecil, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Michael J. Myers Sr., 79, of Holley, died Aug. 2, 2018, in Unity Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born Oct. 26, 1938, in Rochester to Joseph and Mary (Featherly) Myers. He lived in this area his entire life. Michael was a member of St. Mary’s Church, and the St. Mary’s Archers Club.  He was an avid hunter, a true outdoorsman, and he especially loved to fish. Mr. Myers was predeceased by his brother Daniel Myers.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marion; his sons: Michael (Colleen) Myers, Jr. of Hamlin, Kevin (Linda Billitier) Myers of Clarkson, and Keith (Carla) Myers of Irondequoit; his brother Charles (Patricia) Myers of Greece; sister-in-law, Carol Myers of Greece; grandchildren: Marlin, Michael, Layla, Gordon, Eliza, Cooper and Ilyssa; as well as several nieces and nephews.  The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rt. 31 (W. Albion Rd.), Holley, on Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, where his Funeral Service was held Tue., Aug. 7, 2018. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY, 14450 or St. Mary’s Archers Club, Clark Mills Rd., Waterport, NY, 14571. To share a special memory of Michael, please visit www.christophermitchell.com. 

Darlene Rossi, of Medina, passed away on Aug. 7, 2018, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Albion on Aug. 29, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Velma (Haviland) Miller. Darlene loved her family and being with her family. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, playing cards and bingo. Survivors include three children: Paula (Terry) Moyer, John (Mary) Livingston and Marlene Cazares; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four siblings: Edward (Shirley) Miller, Roxanne Culmo, Gordon (Debbie) Miller and Lyle (Nancy) Miller; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by parents, and her grandson Terry J. “Duder” Moyer, Jr. on Aug. 28, 2011. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside committal service on Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Boxwood Cemetery. The Rev. Daniel A. Thurber, pastor of Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

David M. Siffringer died Aug. 7, 2018. He was the adored husband of Tamela (Welburn) Siffringer of Lyndonville; fun-loving dad of Colin (Jenn) Siffringer of Tonawanda, Dana Siffringer of Medina, Maurica (Liz) Thomas of Massachusetts, Danielle (William) Bennett of Texas and Carla (Brett) Weber of Le Roy, N.Y.; best grandfather of Caleb Siffringer, Landon and Owen Pursel, Veralyn and Evette Bennett, Brennan, Camden and Clarissa Weber; dearest son of Marjorie and the late James Siffringer; best brother of Daniel and the late James Siffringer; dear uncle of James “JD” (Jessica) Siffringer; and nephew of Gus and Sheila Toplenszky. Private services were held at the family’s convenience. David was an avid golfer, Harley rider and enjoyed Tuesday afternoons at Sacred Heart Club and overnights at the Casino. He had a quick wit, always making people laugh and loved holiday family parties. Memorials to Hospice of Orleans, Sacred Heart Club Medina, 180 N. Gravel Rd., Medina, 14103. or donate to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Steven B. Watkins, 58, of Albion, passed away Aug. 5, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, following a long illness.  Steve was born March 7, 1960, in Albion, a son of the late Stewart and Shirley (Snyder) Watkins. Steve was a 1978 graduate of Albion High School and a member of the Eagle Harbor United Methodist Church.  He was a 20-year volunteer for C.O.V.A and Steve owned and operated Bearview Builders for many years. He retired in 2013 due to ill health.  Steve enjoyed spending time with his family and will be remembered for having a big heart and willing to help anyone in need. He was predeceased by his brother, Scott.  Steve is survived by his wife, Chris; sons, Bradley (Taylor Martin) Watkins of Massachusetts, and Michael (Julie Virelli) Mannara of Holley; daughters, Tracy (Chas) Townsend of Albion, and Sandy Massaro of Lancaster; sister-in-law, Kim Watkins of Albion; grandchildren: Anthony Mannara, Makenzie Mannara, Leigha Townsend and Peter Massaro; sister, Sandy; and several nieces, nephews, cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion on Fri., Aug. 10, 2018. Steve’s Funeral Service was held at the funeral home on Sat., Aug. 11, 2018. Interment followed at Transit Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1344 University Ave., Suite 270, Rochester, NY 14607 or the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA.  22202.  To share a special memory of Steve, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

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