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Obituaries

Joan Brown, 79, of Holley/Medina, peacefully entered into rest Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, surrounded by her children and beloved companion Mel Guiste at Rochester General Hospital. Joan was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Homer City, Pa., a daughter of the late Rillie JoAnne Frye and Frank Robert McAdoo. Joan worked at Orchard Manor, Liptons, Fisher-Price and 16 years in (Family Care) taking care of the elderly in her home. Joan had many hobbies and love to sing. She sang in “The Good Ole Boys” and “3 Jacks and a Queen” band and loved old country music. Joan had a sense of humor and many stories that would make you laugh. Joan is survived by her children: Debra Regan, Earl Weaver, Terry Weaver, Kim Lockwood, Penny Brown, and Shane Brown; her sister Emma Pritt; her companion of 10 years, Mel Guiste; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her brothers and sisters Don McAdoo, Robert McAdoo, Kenneth McAdoo, Leona Lang and Louise Stevenson Guiste. Friends called on Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral service was held on Mon., Nov. 5, 2018. Interment was in West Ridgeway Cemetery. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Ruby A. Budenhagen, 83, of Albion, died Nov. 5, 2018, at her daughters home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1935, in Albion, a daughter of Helen (Hughson) and the late Glen Hoag. She lived in this area all of her life. Ruby was a hairdresser for many years and owned and operated Ruby’s Swirl and Curl. She enjoyed to sew, play bingo, attend craft shows but most of all loved to spend time with her family especially her grandkids whom she took great care of. In addition to her father she was predeceased by her brother Richard Hoag, and her sister, Shirley Smith. She is survived by her children: Daryl (Tim Macaluso) Parks, Brigitte (Frederick) Willis, Tracey (Kenny) Pritt, and Lorri (Jim) Vagg; mother, Helen Hoag; six grandchildren: Chantel Willis, Joshua Willis, Cory Daniels, Justine Daniels, Matthew Snyder, and Megan Snyder; three great-grandchildren; brother Kenny (Margo) Hoag; brother-in-law Tom Fredrickson; and nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, NY 14411 on Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Roswell Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY 14263. To share a special memory of Ruby, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Dorothy Copeland went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8, 2018, in Morristown, Tenn. She is originally from New York. She is predeceased by her first husband, Donald Casselman; her second husband, Gordon Copeland; and one daughter, Deann Casselman. She is survived by 10 children: Donna Howell of Tennessee, Deborah Casselman, Dale Young, Dorothea Casselman and Darla McGill all of Lockport, Donald Casselman Jr, Dorrance Casselman, Doreene Casselman, Daniel Casselman all of Medina, and Duanne Becker of Albion; 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; several cousins, friends nieces and nephews. Dorothy’s service will be Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6339 Hamm Rd., Lockport, NY 14094.

Joseph Charles Fiannaca, 61, of Medina, formerly of Holley, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 4, 2018. He was born March 7, 1957, in Brockport, N.Y., to the late Charles and Carrie (Graci) Fiannaca. Joe worked for many years as a Floating Plant Supervisor for NYS Canal Corp. In his spare time he loved going fishing, camping, playing his guitar and spending time with family. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father who loved his family dearly. Joe was a very compassionate, kind and friendly person. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Michele; children: Joelle Fiannaca, Jenna Ioviero, and Jonathan Ioviero; siblings, Camille Campbell and Frank Fiannaca; nephews, Charlie Campbell and Wayne Campbell; as well as many friends. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, NY 14411 on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, where his memorial service was held immediately following. Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. To share a special memory of Joe, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

David J. Hoffman, 66, of Middleport, died Nov. 1, 2018, in Orchard Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a long illness. He was born May 3, 1952, in Medina to John and Geraldine (Cady) Hoffman. He and was a life-long resident of this area.  David worked many years as a farm laborer for Horace Bird & Son Farms in Jeddo and later worked delivering the Swap Sheet and the former Medina Journal-Register. As an avid sportsman, David was a member of the Yates Carlton Sportsman Club, was a member of the NRA, SCOPE and spent many years volunteering in “The Log Cabin” at the Orleans County 4-H Fair.  He also was an active volunteer for the Medina Cruise Nights, giving direction to the drivers of classic cars and helping out in any way he could.  David is survived by his brothers, Robert Hoffman of Middleport and Paul Hoffman of Lancaster. There were no prior calling hours.  Family and friends attended David’s Mass of Christian Burial Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, in Holy Trinity Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Medina. Private interment was held in West Ridgeway Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made a charity of your choice.  David’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home of Middleport.  To share a special memory of David, please visit www.bateswallace.com.

Dorothy L. “Dot” Kennedy, 84, of Medina, N.Y., went to be with her Lord on Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, at the Medina Memorial Hospital. Born on Dec. 13, 1933, in East Shelby, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Leila (Watson) Arnett. Dorothy grew up in East Shelby and graduated from Medina High School in 1953. She married the late George E. Kennedy and was employed with the former T.J. Lipton’s of Albion for 20 years. She also worked as a seamstress at the Newell Shirt Factory and in 1990 she retired from Fisher-Price. Dorothy was an avid reader and enjoyed going to garage sales and a good cup of coffee. She was a long time member and dedicated worshipper of the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church. Dorothy is survived by her daughters: Sarah (Derek Fingland) Hicks of Rochester, N.Y., Donna (Ira) Hanna of Florida, and Debra (Carl) Maberry of Missouri. She has numerous grandchildren, including, Brennen, Bailey and Kelsie Hicks, all of Rochester, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Isaiah Hicks. Also survived is her brother Robert (Carollee) Arnett of Barre, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Dorothy is predeceased by her brothers Charles Arnett Jr., Olin Arnett, Walter Arnett and William Arnett; and a son, Gary Kennedy. Relatives and friends may call on Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Rd., Medina, NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Pastor, Rev. Danial A. Thurber officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s name to the church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of “Dot” at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.

Kenneth C. Marks, of Lockport, entered into rest Nov. 1, 2018, at Buffalo General Medical Center Gates Vascular Institute.  Born in Lockport on Feb. 28, 1947, he was the son of the late Richard G. Marks and N. Jane (Schultz) Marks-Seekins. He is also predeceased by his stepfather, Milton L. Seekins, Jr. Ken is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Sandra. On Sept. 28, 2018, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. He is also survived by his daughter, Michelle (Daniel) Hook, and his son, Eric S. Marks. Ken was very proud of his grandchildren as they lovingly referred to him as “Pa.” They are Zachery Hook, Natalie Hook, Ava Marks and Keegan Marks.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Diane (Don) Taddie; nephew, Bryan (Torey) Karijanian; niece, Kim Karijanian; and several cousins. Ken served in the US Army for two years and worked for Met Life and various retail stores, especially Kenyons Variety as manager.  He also worked as a cost analyst at Kohler Machine and Manufacturing.  Ken loved golf! He especially loved to play golf with his with step-father Milt and his son Eric. He was proud that he scored a hole-in-one in 1992. Ken coached many youth programs, especially basketball for the YMCA. He was instrumental in establishing the after-school program at the YMCA.  After retirement Ken enjoyed teaching youth how to play golf at Niagara County Golf Course during the summer.  He played in the Lock City Golf League with the “Good Old Boys.” He was also a member, secretary and former Club Flight Champion at Chestnut Meadows Golf Club. Ken was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Middleport, N.Y., where he served as Sunday School Teacher & Sunday School Superintendent and also served on many church committees, most recently as church treasurer. The family received friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, on Sun., Nov. 4, 2018. Ken’s Funeral Service was held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 122 Telegraph Rd. (Rt. 31), Middleport, NY on Mon., Nov. 5, 2018.  Burial with military honors followed at Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery, 5317 Royalton Center Rd., Middleport.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Cross Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. To share a special memory of Kenneth, please visit www.bateswallace.com.

Norman J. McDonald, 83, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2018. He was born April 22, 1935, in Potsdam, N.Y., a son of the late Flora Normand and John McDonald. At age 17, Norman joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a Korean War Veteran. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family, and he was an avid card player. Norman was predeceased by his soulmate of 51 years, Lottie McDonald; his son Theodore Owen McDonald; and one grandchild. Norman is survived by his children Norman D. McDonald, Calvin McDonald, Kevin (Rhea) McDonald, Roy McDonald, Collen (Mike) Heitzenrater, Sheila (Eric) Smolinski, Kimberly (Andrew) Gioeli and Wayne (Pamela) McDonald. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. The were no calling hours. Relatives and friends attended a graveside service with military honors at Hartland Cemetery, Ridge Road, Gasport on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. He was buried at his final resting place beside the love of his life, Lottie McDonald. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Norman’s name can be made to Disabled Veterans Batavia, #166, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements for Norman have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, NY 14105. To share a special memory of Norman, please visit Bateswallace.com.

Janice A. Oliver, 68, of Kent, passed away on Nov. 3, 2018, with her family by her side, after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Medina to the late Thomas and Lois (Palmer) Cook, Sr. Janice spent most of her life taking care of people. She worked as a home health aide for many years, building great relationships with everyone whom she cared for. Janice was loved by many people and loved her family tremendously. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Larry Oliver, as well as her mother- and father-in-law, Ellen and Roswell Oliver. Janice is survived by her significant other, Michael Dewhurst; daughters: Rhonda (Dan Henchen) Oliver, Krista (Richard) Burgess, and Cindi (Steven) Maxwell; brother, Thomas M. (Gail) Cook, Jr.; grandchildren: Nicole Henchen, John Burgess, Kassidy Dent, Karli Henchen, Brooke Burgess, Olivia Maxwell, and Ryan Maxwell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, NY 14411 on Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, where her memorial service was held immediately following. To share a special memory of Janice, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Clarence E. “Barnie” Parker, 83, passed away Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, while a resident of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, in Montour Falls, N.Y. He was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Barre Center, N.Y. He graduated from Albion HS in 1952 and received degrees from Cornell University and SUNY Cortland. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961. Barnie lived in North Collins, Addison, Hilton, and Corning before settling into a long and rich life in Odessa, N.Y., where was known as a top-notch barber, a kind and nurturing elementary school teacher, a wrestling coach, and even an occasional school bus driver. He served as a village trustee for many years and also on the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Catharine. He was a member of the Moose Club and the VFW and was a very active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Catharine, N.Y. Above all, Barnie was known as a great friend to many, always with a bright smile and quick wit. Barnie was preceded in death by his mother and father, Frances and Edward Parker; his wife, Elizabeth “Cis” (née Thomas) Parker; and too many close friends to count. He is survived by his brother, Henry Parker; sister, Cheryl (Skee) Denson; daughter, Margaret (Kevin) Wager; son, Edward “Andy” Parker; grandchildren, Ryan (Catrina Turner) DeBruin and Lauren Wager; along with cousins, nieces, and nephews. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Barnie’s rich legacy in their own way while awaiting a celebration of life to be announced at a future date. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Catharine, N.Y., will be done at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5199 County Road 14, Odessa, NY 14869, moosecharities.org, heroes.vfw.org, or the O.M.C.S. Sports or Fine Arts Boosters. The family is being assisted by the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Eunice L. Pike, 90, died Nov. 7, 2018, in her home following a short illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1928, in Albion to Joseph and Bessie (Marshall) Lusk. He lived in the area most of her life. Eunice loved to bowl, do crossword puzzles, word searches and playing cards. She was an avid reader and a die-hard NY Yankees fan. In her earlier years, she played bass in a Country Western band called The Clay County Playboys. As a mother of 15 children, she was a terrific story-teller to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her family was indeed her life-long passion. Mrs. Pike was predeceased by her two husbands: George Kuhns and James Pike; her son Ted; three brothers: Stanley, George, and David; amd two sisters, Bessie and Betty. She is survived by her children Linda Burgio of Albion, Floyd (Judy) Kuhns of Kentucky, Sandra (Clyde) Wills of Albion, Kenny Kuhns of Albion, Harry Kuhns of Waterport, Tom (Lorrie) Kuhns of Oakfield, Marty Landauer of Albion, Kathy (Charles) Frisco of Florida, Joe Kuhns of North Carolina, Debbie (Scott) Jenkins of Florida, Connie (Tim Tully) Coon of Waterport, and Shelly Cranford of North Carolina, Pat (Evan) Jermyn of Tennessee, Sherry (David) Turkey of Canada; her brother Donald (Iva) Lusk of Albion; her sister Patricia Peruzzini of Waterport; as well as 60 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, Tue., Nov. 1 3, 2018, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., where her Funeral Service will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Mount Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY, 14411. To share a special memory of Eunice, please visit: www.christophermitchell.com.

Ismael Valle Rojas, Sr., 90, of Albion, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, to the late Pedro and Eleuteria (Rojas) Valle. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings Gloria Bermudez, Aida Valle, Miguel Rojas, and Milagro Rivera. Ismael is survived by his children, Ismael (Zorida) Valle Rojas, Jr., and Luce (Ruben) Gomez; siblings Angel, Anna (Felipe), and Raphael (Florinda); nieces and nephews, Aixa (Jose) Rivera, Idalia (Jose) Morillo, Ramonita Adorno, Miguelina Martinez, and Carmen (Freddy) Bentincourt; as well as several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, NY 14411 on Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, where his funeral service was held immediately following. Interment was held in Mt. Albion Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions in Ismael’s name may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or to Lake Plains Dialysis Center, 11020 W. Center Rd., Medina, NY 14103. To share a special memory of Ismael, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.

Marie H. “Bridge” Sarchia, 85, of Medina, N.Y., entered into eternal rest on Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, at Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport, N.Y. Born on Nov. 12, 1932, in the Town of Ridgeway, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Lula (Eckert) Pogel. Marie grew up in the Town of Ridgeway and graduated from Medina High School in 1952. She married the late Joseph W. Sarchia on June 14, 1958, and together they made their home in Medina. She worked for a number of years at the former W.T. Grant Co. in Medina up until its closing. Marie cherished the time with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews. Marie is survived by a sister, Nettie Sylvester of Medina, N.Y.; a niece, Carolyn Murray of Lockport, N.Y.; and many other nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends called on Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103, where a funeral service was held with the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls officiating. Entombment was in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina. Memorials may be made in Marie’s name to the Holy Trinity Parish, 211 Eagle St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Marie at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.

James B. “Jim” Stalker, 56, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Lyndonville, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, at his home. Born on Sept. 2, 1962, in Medina, N.Y., he was the son of Richard and Linda (Hass) Stalker of Medina, N.Y. In 1980, Jim graduated from Lyndonville High School. He was in the trucking industry for 38 years and was recently employed by Freedom East Trucking as a Logistics Planner for all of the eastern United States. Jim enjoyed watching NASCAR and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Besides his parents, Jim is survived by his children, Jennifer Stalker of Douglasville, Ga., and Jason Stalker of Stanley, N.Y.; a sister, Julie (Michael) Paul of Medina, N.Y.; a nephew, Aidan Paul of Medina, N.Y.; and a niece, Addison Paul of Medina, N.Y. Also survived are many aunts, uncles, cousins and his four-legged companion, Ginger. Jim is predeceased by a brother, Jeffrey. Relatives and friends attended a memorial service on Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. The Pastor, the Rev. Olga Gonzalez, officiated. Burial was in the Lynhaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to PAWS, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411 or to Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Jim at www.boganandtuttlefuneralhome.com.

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