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Obituaries

Urbine L. Bennett, 73, of Kendall died April 10, 2021 at his residence following a short illness. He was born Dec. 27, 1947 in Rochester and had lived in this area most of his life.  Urb was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Marine Corps League.  He was also a 20-year member of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department.  Urb attended Concordia Lutheran Church, enjoyed riding motorcycles and playing the guitar.  Mr. Bennett was predeceased by a step-son: Kevin Banker. He is survived by his wife of 15 years Sharon; son, Adam (Heather) Bennett of Ariz.; step-son: Scott (Kathy) Banker of Tenn.; brothers: Clyde LeFevre of Cortland, Arbuth Bumgarner of Fla.; mother, Marcia LeFevre of Cortland; daughter-in-law, Heather Bennett; 8 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Rt. 31, Holley, Fri., April 16 where his memorial service will be held immediately following. Interment was in West Kendall Cemetery will Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holley VFW Post #202, 8 Veterans Drive, Holley, NY, 14470.  To share a special memory of Urb, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Suzanne C. Boyce, 74, of Albion passed away peacefully on April 10, 2021 at the Martin Linsin Hospice Residence. She was born Aug. 16, 1946 in Rochester to the late Irving and Rena (Monacelli) Laurette. Sue was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church for many years and was a longtime member of the VFW. She enjoyed gardening and cooking in her spare time. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her aunts Hilda and Beryl. Sue is survived by her husband of 21 years, Larry; sons: Jay Hadstead, Chris Hadstead; granddaughter, Katryna Hadstead; father-in-law, Andrew Jamele; sisters-in-law: Pearl Keitel, Anna Gibbs, Roberta Hadstead, Debra Boyce; brothers-in-law: Don Kietel, Layton Boyce; cousins: Joanne Monacelli, Jerry and Jane Clement; many nieces, nephews, close friends and family. There are no prior calling hours. Sue’s Mass of Christian Burial was held Sat., April 17 at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, Albion. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sue’s name may be made to a charity of your choice. Sue’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Sue, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Yvonne S. Conert, 47, of Albion died April 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born July 23, 1973 in Newfane and had lived in this area most of her life. Yvonne enjoyed reading, watching scary movies and helping others; but most importantly, she loved being a grandma. She is survived by her significant other, Jim Bartosik; daughter, Samantha (Dallas) Dunn; son, Joseph Schafer; granddaughter, Alexis and another on the way; mother, Jeanne (John Justice) Bobzien; father, Robert Bobzien; brothers: Chris and Pat Bobzien; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece. Yvonne was predeceased by her best friend, Cindy D’Amico. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion on Fri., April 16.  Memorials may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Attn: Financial Operations, 733 Third Ave., Ste. 510, New York, NY 10017; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. To share a special memory of Yvonne, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Anthony D. Eibl, 56, of Albion died April 11, 2021 in his home following a short illness.  He was born March 16, 1965 in Memphis, Tenn. to Andrew and Mary (Roper) Eibl and had lived in this area over 22 years. Tony was a member of the St. Mary’s Archers Club, a former member of the Albion Fire Department, enjoyed fishing with his children, watching Johnathan play football, and taking great pride in taking care of his lawn.  He recently started his own Painting Business. Mr. Eibl was predeceased by his mother, Mary Stone.  He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; children: Samantha (Brandon) Chatfield, Kendall (Brandon) Eibl, Johnathan Eibl; siblings: Chris Eibl, Mark McCully, Robin (Lyle) Demmin, Gary (Mimi) Kepner, Betty Kepner, Lisa (Demetrius) Gardner; parents: Andrew (Anna) Eibl; inlaws: Barbra Mazzacano, John (Judy) Fernandez, Christine (Mike) Crane, Patrick Fernandez, John (Shanna) Fernandez, David (Angela) Fernandez; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, Sat., April 17 where a Celebration of His Life was also held. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.  To share a special memory of Tony, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Delores L. Hackenberg, of Medina entered into rest on Tue., April 6, 2021 at the Medina Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1926 in the Town of Gaines, she was a daughter of the late Sumner and Thelma (Payne) Sanford. She married Jay William Hackenberg in November of 1946. Mrs. Hackenberg was an active parishioner of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medina. She worked for General Electric for many years. Later in life, she was a TWIG volunteer at Medina Memorial and belonged to the Senior Citizens of Western Orleans. Mrs. Hackenberg enjoyed golfing, playing bingo and cards. Survivors include her sister, Betty Christopher; several nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, Cat and Scott Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Hackenberg; daughter, Marsha Shaw; and siblings: Florence Chase, Donald Sanford, Helen Maynard, Robert Sanford, Dorothy Frank, and William Sanford. Visitation was held Fri., April 16 at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. Her funeral service was Sat., April 17 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medina. Interment was in Mount Albion Cemetery, Albion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, or to a charity of one’s choice. Share memories and condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com

A Celebration of Life Gathering for Max D. Jones, who died Dec. 16, 2020, will be held on Sun., May 2, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. at the Kendall Fire Hall, 1879 Kendall Rd., Kendall, NY, 14476. Friends and family are invited to attend to celebrate the life of Max. As you prepare to attend, please be mindful that a mask/facial covering and social distancing will be required at all times.  Thank you for you comfort, support, and understanding during these trying times. Max’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley.  To share a special memory of Max, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com  

Mary Jane (Crockett) Lacey, 80 of Stony Point, NC, formally of Medina NY, passed away on Mon., April 5, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, NC. She was born on Aug. 8, 1940, a daughter of the late Albert and Laura Crockett. She graduated from Medina High School in 1959. Jane worked for McDonald’s in Hickory for 15 years, retiring at the age of 62. She loved playing cards, sewing, painting, and enjoying the company of others. Jane is predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Robert H. Lacey; parents, and her brothers: Grant Crockett and Gary Crockett. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Lacey (Danny Collins); daughter, Anna French (Tim Winter); son, Matthew Lacey; grandchildren: Kyle (Stacey) Smith, Eric (Ashley) Smith, Scott (Teagan) Smith, Amber (Mark) Anderson, Andrew Crowson, and Lindsay (Lee) Burchett; five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a lifelong friend, Rita Prentice. In lieu of flowers, please provide donations to the Gordon Hospice House of Iredell County (704-761-2400) in honor of Mary Jane.

Larry Mahar, 78, of the Town of Hartland passed away at his home on April 8, 2021.  Born in Medina, NY on Nov. 28, 1942, he was the youngest son of the late Emmett and Sylvia (Haseley) Mahar. In 1998, Larry along with his wife started a successful family run business, Mahar Excavating Inc. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He enjoyed visiting with the customers as he pumped their septic tanks. He loved his big yellow dog Rosie. He drove his golf cart around every year finding deals in the flea market, tractors to look at and old friends to talk to. Larry is predeceased by his beloved wife Linda (Schwartz) Mahar; children: Rebecca (Adam) Price of Batavia and Joseph (Lyndsay) Mahar of Gasport; PaPa to: Isabella, Eliza Mae, Hailey and Joey; brother, James Mahar; sister, Linda McDonough; as well as several in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers: William Mahar, David (Joan) Mahar and Francis (Maryann) Mahar. There will be no visitation.  A private graveside service will be held in the Hartland Cemetery.  A memorial picnic will be held this summer at the farm under the big maple trees.

Joseph H. “Joe” Merkley, Sr., 49, of Clarendon passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2021. He was born Dec. 9, 1971 in Brockport to Herbert Merkley, Sr. and Dora Cronk. Joe enjoyed going mudding and spending time outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and friends, was the best papa and would give the shirt off his back to anyone. Joe was predeceased by his father, Herbert Sr. and his sister, Penthea Curtis. Joe is survived by his wife, Anna; children: Zeufrse (Catelynn Kidney) Merkley, Cassie (Jonathan Glenn) Bazan, Brianna Button, Melanie (Justin) Reisman, Joseph (Alexxa) Merkley, Jr.; mother, Dora Merkley; several grandchildren; siblings: Herbert (Stephanie) Merkley jr., Corrinda (Mike) Shepard, Sandy (Scott) Ellis, Suzette Hahn, Sarah Davis, Yvonne (Phil) Newbould Sr.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY 14470 on Tue., April 20 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. His graveside service will be held at North Byron Cemetery, Holley Byron Road, at 1 p.m. Please note the funeral home and will be operating at 50% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. To share a special memory of Joe, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Michael P. Monacelli, 54, of Albion died April 7, 2021 in Strong Memorial Hospital following a long illness.  He was born March 10, 1967 in Brockport, a son of Peter and Phyllis (LoGalbo) Monacelli and had lived in this area most of his life. Mike attended Holy Family Parish and was a lover of all animals and in years past, used to raise Pomeranians.  He enjoyed computer gaming and coaching little league teams in earlier years.  He had a great love of baseball,  particularly because it afforded him the time to spend with his boys tossing the ball around for hours at a time. Mr. Monacelli was predeceased by his father, Peter A. Monacelli.  Michael is survived by his children: Nicholas (Shelby) Monacelli of Albion, Jamison Monacelli of Albion; mother, Phyllis Monacelli of Brockville; brother, Peter (Terri) Monacelli of Holley; grandchildren: Willow, Echo, Luna, Ruby; niece, Kylie; nephew, Alex; as well as several aunts and uncles. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, Mon., April 12 where his funeral service followed visitation. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: PAWS, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411.  To share a special memory of Michael, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Dennis E. (Denny) Moyer Sr., 69, of Albion died March 29, 2021 from health complications. He was born Sept. 25, 1951 in Albion, NY. Son of the late Leroy Moyer and Phyliss E. “ Mum” (McClellan) Moyer and had lived in this area most of his life. Denny had worked in many aspects of construction most of his life. He loved fishing, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. He also enjoyed spending time with family in Albion, NY and Lewisburg, Pa. He was predeceased by his brothers: Leroy, Charlie, Kenny, John; and sister, Lorraine. He is survived by his children: Dennis E. Moyer Jr. (Christa), Shelly Moyer (Dave) and Chad Moyer, all of Medina; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; sisters: Delores Kerstetter of Pa., Darla Moyer of Albion, Roxanne Moyer of Albion, Denise (Duane) Phillips of Holley, Tammy (Joe) Bissanti of Albion; brothers: Merlin (Laurie) Moyer, Darius (Terri) Moyer, Darrell Moyer, all of Albion; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial will be held privately by family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411.

Dusti L. (Wagner) Ogden, 39, of Barker, NY, entered into rest on Thu., April 8, 2021 at Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital. Born on April 8, 1982 in Newfane, NY, she was the daughter of Anthony and Darlene (Gurman) Wagner. Dusti graduated from Barker High School in 2000 and worked for 20 years in nursing. She was currently working at Lockport Rehabilitation. In her free time, she enjoyed cooking and taking care of her two Chihuahuas, Chichi and Anna May. Besides her parents, she is survived by her children: Victoria (Ron Becht) and Skyler; grandson, William “CJ” Becht; sisters: Tammy Lee (Don Davis) Wagner and Tara Jo (Tad) D’Amico, both of Lockport; two nephews, three nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Dusti is predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Franklin and Faith Gurman and two uncles, William and James Gurman. There are no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Dusti at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Deborah S. Patten, 60, of Holley passed away suddenly with her loved ones by her side on April 11, 2021. She was born April 10, 1961 in Holley, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Farnham) Crawford and had lived in this area all of her life. Debbie enjoyed reading and calligraphy. She was known for her amazing potato salad.  She adored her grandsons and was all about her family.  She was a kind and generous woman with a big heart sacrificing herself for others.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Steven Mark Patten, Jr. “Stevie”; brothers: Randy and James Crawford.  She is survived by her children: Wendy (Christopher Drost) Patten, Lisa Patten, Thomas Patten, Alan Patten; grandsons: Steven Potter, Trever Potter, Colton Drost; sisters: Sharon Ruggles, Kathy Crawford, Kim Crawford; a young man who held a special place in her heart, Isaiah; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in support of her niece.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Holley.  To share a special memory of Debbie please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Jennifer M. Post, 40, passed away unexpectedly April 2, 2021.  She was born March 7, 1981 in Brockport, a daughter of Thomas and Jacqueline (Engle) Post. Jennifer graduated from Albion High School in 1999.  She attended Genesee Community College where she studied Nursing and also Monroe Community College where she studied Psychology.  But Jennifer enjoyed cutting hair and graduated from Continental School of Beauty.  She loved to travel anywhere that was warm and had a beach; but most importantly she loved her daughter, Rhoan. She was predeceased by her brother, Jason; paternal grandparents Eugene and Elizabeth Post; maternal grandparents Robert and Janet Engle.  Jennifer is survived by her daughter, Rhoan E. Calkins; mother, Jacqueline Post; father, Thomas (Chalyce) Post; nephew, Tristan T. Post; aunts: Deborah (Joe) Martillotta, Robin (Garr) Standish, Lori (Elmer) Seiler; cousins: Luke Gaines, Kyle (Sonya) Gaines; as well as several uncles, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion on Mon., April 19, 1-2 p.m. where her Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m.  Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Orleans-Recovery Hope, 243 S. Main St., Suite 190, Albion, NY 14411. The funeral home will be operating at 50% capacity per state guidelines as of Feb. 5, 2021.  NY requires those in attendance to adhere to social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. To share a special memory of Jennifer, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Robert C. Wyant, 59, of Albion died unexpectedly April 7, 2021 at his home.  He was born Oct. 30, 1961 in Albion, a son of the late Benton and Reba Wyant and had lived in this area most of his life. Robert had worked for 30 years at Piedimonte Farms in Holley.  He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, spending time with his grandchildren and visiting his family in WV. He is survived by his sons: Robert C. (Ericka) Wyant, Jr., Michael Wyant, Matthew (Heather Kelly) Wyant; grandchildren: Danielle Wyant, Brooklynn Wyant, Jayden Wyant, Allison Duboff, Tyler Boucher; sister, Connie Grose; mother of his children, Heidi Wyant; and several extended family and friends. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to Albion Rotary Fishing Derby, C/O Becky Karls, 11 Lydun Dr., Albion, NY 14411; or Albion FFA Chapter, 302 East Ave., Albion, NY 14411.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. To share a special memory of Robert, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Ursula “Shirley” Zambito, 91, of Albion died Thu., April 8, 2021 at Hildebrandt Hospice with her daughter by her side.  She was born Jan. 28, 1930 in Albion, a daughter of the late Stanley and Martha (Olszewski) Telga and had lived in this area all of her life. Shirley was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Mary’s Rosary Society, Ladies of Charity, and St. Joseph’s Bereavement Committee.  She had a long successful career at as an Office Manager for Albion Produce for over 39 years. She is survived by her daughter, Annette Zambito; sister-in-law, Janet Telga and many nieces, nephews and God children.  In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband Joseph; siblings: Eleanor (Joseph) Ostrowski, Bernadine (Frank) Swiercznski, Stanley Telga, Maxine (Leo) Guzik; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Thomas (Marion) Zambito, Nellie (Joseph) Licurse, James (Jessie) Zambito, Al (Ginny) Zambito, Rose (Harold) Barnum. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave. Mon., April 12. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held Tue., April 13 at Holy Family Parish. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion NY 14411; American Kidney Foundation, 1344 University Ave. Suite 270, Rochester, NY 14607; or Lifetime Care/Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 330 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. To share a special memory of Shirley, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.