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Obituaries

Ross A. Barr, 92, of Lockport died Jan. 19, 2021 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital following a long illness.  He was born Aug. 3, 1928 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Ross served in the Navy Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. He Swim Coach at Royalton Hartland Central School.  He was a former employee of Gasport Welding. He loved his dogs and treated them like his kids.  Ross will be remembered as a devoted family man and as a person with a great sense of humor.  Mr. Barr was predeceased by three sisters.  He is survived by his children: Michael Barr of Gasport, Steven (Susan Patterson) Barr of Ariz., Bonnie Rice of Youngstown, and Scott (Debbie) Barr, Amy (Louis) Smith, Rick (Luz) Barr, Ray (Courtney) Barr all of Fla., Jenny Barr of Newfane; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, Tue., Jan. 26 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where his funeral service will be held Wed., Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.  The service will also be live streamed on the funeral home website listed below, also beginning at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in Hartland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304.  Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per State guidelines.  NY requires those in attendance to adhere to social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.  To share a special memory of Ross, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com 

On Jan. 18, 2021, Sandra Bower, 81 of Holley entered God’s eternal care with her daughter and granddaughter by her side, after a hard-fought battle with coronavirus. Born Jan. 1, 1940, she was predeceased by her beloved husband George of 62 years; her parents: Jesse and Dorothy (Reamer) Gillette; and son Edwin. She is survived by her sister, Darl (Donald) Ryan; children: Lisa (Kevin) Logsdon, Randy (Robin), Michael (Jill) Bower; grandchildren: Andrew, Steven (Felicia), Edwin (Leah) Bower, Lauren (Trinity), Michael (Kevin Kinear) Logsdon, Jessica (Tyler) Smay, Jacob (Star), Adam (Devin), Aaron (Kendra), Jonathan (Sarah), Patrick (Allyssa) Bower; great-granddaughters Kailynn, Adelyn, Isabelle and Nora Bower, Sadie Smay, and Emilia Logsdon; and many nieces and nephews. She worked at Orleans County Government as Director of Personnel and Self Insurance until retiring in 2006. Memorials may be made to The Whole Approach, 4294 Fourth Section Rd., Brockport, NY 14420 or St. Mary’s Church, 9 S. Main St., Holley, NY 14470. Sandra’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY. To share a special memory of Sandra, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Carl V. Caleb, Jr., 74, of the Town of Shelby, entered into rest on Tue., Jan. 12, 2021, at the Strong Memorial Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. Carl, born Aug. 11, 1946, in Medina, to the late Victor C. and Shirley (Cook) Caleb. In 1964 he graduated from Medina High School. Carl worked briefly for DynaLab Corporation in Rochester, before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in South Korea from 1966-1968, then the Army Reserve until 1970. In 1976, Carl married the love of his life, the former Patricia Brennan and began a joyful journey with Patricia and her two sons, Sean and Mike. Carl enjoyed spending time with his stepsons beginning as their coach in Medina Little League and continuing with their love for the NY Yankees. Carl worked for many years for the Town of Shelby Highway Department starting in 1968 and was eventually elected as Highway Superintendent in 1983 serving in that capacity until his retirement in 2005. Carl was an avid lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling and open spaces. Carl was a member of Lincoln Post #1483 VFW, Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion, and the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club. Survivors include his beloved wife, Patricia B. Caleb of Shelby; stepsons: Sean Carey and Michael Carey both of Cali.; grandchildren: Christie, Josephine, and Caleb Carey; sister, Lynne Fisher; sisters-in-law, Eileen (late John) McElwain and Mary (Paul) Woodruff; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family; and many dear close friends. Besides his parents, Carl was predeceased by his brother, Brent (late Rose) Caleb. A graveside service with military honors will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in West Shelby at a later date this spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Richard Knights / Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 684, Medina, NY 14103 or The Shelby Volunteer Fire Company Inc., P.O. Box 1, Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Ronald G. “Butch” Clark, 76, of Shelby passed away unexpectedly on Fri., Jan. 15, 2021 at his home. Born Feb. 16, 1944 in Medina, he was a son of the late Nelson “Sky” Clark and Laura (Jablonski) Clark. Butch graduated from Medina High School in 1962. He was a career fireman with the Medina Fire Department for 23 years. He served the department as lieutenant and retired in 1990.  Butch married the former Christine A. Zinkievich in 1973. Together they raised twins, Mike and Tricia. An avid fisherman, Butch was a member of the Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers and also belonged to the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping, decorating for the holidays and most of all cherished spending time with his grandchildren. Butch was predeceased by his parents; brother, Richard “Clarkie” Clark in 2000; and sister, Marcia Clark in 2008. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Chris Clark; son, Michael (Tricia) Clark; daughter, Tricia (Todd) Draper; grandchildren: Emily Clark, Scotty Clark and Tyler Draper; sister in-law, Linda Clark; brother in-law, Thomas Zinkievich; niece, Kelly (David) Viterna; several Zinkievich nieces and nephews; and his beloved beagle, Jessie. Calling hours were held Tue., Jan. 19 at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service was held on Wed., Jan. 20 at the Shelby Volunteer Fire Hall, Medina. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby. Share memories and condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Mattie Frances Davis, 63, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away on Sat., Jan. 16, 2021 at her home, with her loving family at her side. Born on Nov. 14, 1957 in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Robinson) Davis Sr. Mattie was baptized at the Byler Rd. Church of Christ in Mouton, Alabama. She attended the Lyndonville School System. She cherished cooking and gardening, until her health wouldn’t allow it. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and dear friends. Besides her parents, Mattie is predeceased by her grandparents, Bennie and Velma Robinson and Pink and Frances Davis; and sisters: Gloria Davis and Latricia “Pat” Davis. She leaves to mourn in her passing a sister, Sue (Steve) Wolf of Mouton, Ala.; brothers: Henry (Melissa) Davis Jr. of Lyndonville, NY, and Bennie Davis of Huntsville, Ala.; nephews: Pink (Amy) Davis of Blue Mountain, MS, Charles and Justin Wolf of Mouton, Ala., Shawn Davis of Lyndonville, NY; and nieces: Katie Skidmore and Kayla Secore of Lyndonville, NY. 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, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Mattie at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com 

Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth Derry, 84, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2021 at Avow Hospice, Naples, Fla. She was born in Medina, NY Jan. 8, 1936 to John and Estelle Gracey of Middleport, NY. Her passion was her family and serving her community. She began teaching in Medina in 1955, prior to graduating Magna Cum Laude from Brockport State Teachers College in 1961. She held numerous teaching and administrative positions in the district over the years and is probably best remembered as the first female principal in the school district at Towne Elementary School, where she was principal from 1982-1991. She worked with American Field Service where she and her husband served as co-presidents for over 15 years bringing foreign exchange students from around the world to Medina, NY. Her husband of 64 years Richard Derry preceded Joyce in death in May of 2020. She is survived by daughters Lisa Boyer and husband Alan of Rochester, NY; grandchildren Robert Boyer and Tricia Titus and husband Gerald; Carole Oaks and husband Andrew of Oaks Corner, NY; grandchildren Dr. Zachary Oaks and wife Kristine; Abigail Sturgis and husband William; Dr. Alexandria Hlinka and husband Jonathan; John Theodore Oaks and wife Chloe; son John Derry and wife Christine of Springboro, Ohio; grandson Nicholas; and six great-grandchildren; sisters Judy Ehrenreich & JoAnne Efthemis; and brother John Gracey. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a memorial service will be held later this year in Western New York. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice or to Avow Hospice in Naples, Fla. in honor of Joyce Derry.

Professor Asaf Durakovic M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., D.Sc., F.A.C.P., 80, died peacefully Dec. 16, 2020 at his home, Silver Spring, Md. He was born May 16, 1940. Dr. Durakovic founded World Life Institute (WLI) in 1986, an international humanitarian organization dedicated to education, research, and improving the quality of life on our planet. Dr. Durakovic personally escorted some of the orphans to and from their home countries and enjoyed cooking meals and spending time with them at his summer home in Orleans County. Through WLI, Dr. Durakovic established the Radiation Emergency Management program (REM) in the early 1990s. Dr. Durakovic was Clinical Chief, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilmington, Del., and Clinical Associate Chief, Nuclear Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, Washington, DC. In his military career, Colonel Durakovic served in the Army Medical Corps and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm (Gulf War 1). Dr. Durakovic was a great lover of culture and the arts and was an accomplished poet besides authoring over 225 scientific articles in his field of medicine. Dr. Asaf Durakovic is survived by his loving wife, Julianne Hazen-Durakovic, Ph.D.; daughters: Adiya and Safiya; and brother, Prof. Zijad Durakovic, M.D. His funeral was held Dec. 18, 2020, in Carlton NY, where he is interred. Full military honors were provided by the Honor Guard from the Albion Legion during the funeral ceremony.

June Elich of Albion, NY, passed away peacefully at East Side Nursing and Rehabilitation on Sun., Jan 17, 2021 following a brief illness. June was just shy of her 90th birthday. June was born Feb. 4, 1931 to Clarence and Ethel Fernaays in Webster, NY. After graduating from Webster High School in 1949 she went on to work for General Motors until retirement. In 1960, June married Alexander Elich. They bought a farm and developed Twin Lakes Campground. June belonged to the TWIG group and joined Stop Polluting Orleans County (SPOC) where she served as treasurer for several years. June enjoyed square dancing, making many of the swirling dresses, camping, Euchre, and crocheting. Her greatest pleasure was in being with family. June was predeceased by her parents; sisters: Ruth Pieters and Shirley Hergert; and brothers: Howard, Russell, Ralph (Bob) Fernaays.  She is survived by sisters: Arlene (Rudy) Youngman, Nan (Isaac) DeWispelaere; brother, Donald (Janet) Fernaays; children: Linda (Michael) Satterthwaite, Tim (Carole) Grooms and Gary Elich; grandchildren: Lisa, Kyle, Jill, Stephanie, Melissa and Tayler; as well as great-grandchildren and several cousins and other relatives from the Dickinson family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Salmon Children’s Foundation, PO Box 187, Albion, NY 14411; or to Friends of the Orleans County Animal Shelter, friendsoftheocas.org.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.  To share a special memory of June, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Mildred Jean Griffin, 82, of Waterport died Jan. 14, 2021 in United Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.  She was born May 13, 1938 in Alabama and had lived in this area for over 60 years. Jean worked as a former CNA at the Orleans County Nursing Home. In addition to being an avid animal lover, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning and sewing.  Mrs. Griffin was predeceased by her husband, Fred Griffin and her daughter, Lisa.  She is survived by her children: Crystal Lewis of Fla., Joe (Lorna) Donahue of Philippines, Bambai (Steven) Rocco of Kendall, Jeff Donahue of Waterport, Lisa Griffin of Ga., Melea Griffin of Rochester; her brother, Fred Armstrong of SC; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours.  Jean’s Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Villages of Orleans Patient Activity Fund, 14012 Rt. 31, Albion, NY 14411.  Jean’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Jean, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Maybelle P. Johnson, 94, of Gasport died Jan. 15, 2021 in the Lockport Rehabilitation and Health Care Center following a long illness.  She was born Nov. 15, 1926 in Lockport to George and Janet (Braun) Lyons and was a lifelong resident of this area.  Maybelle enjoyed spending time gardening and took great pride in raising her birds.  Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband, Roy Johnson Jr.; and siblings: Lester Lyons, Bill Lyons, Beanie Lyons, Betty Bartlett and Donald Lyons.  She is survived by her daughter, Lorie (Calvin) Dufour of Gasport; brothers: Donald (Shirley) Lyons of Gasport, Richard Lyons of Batavia, Charles (Freida) Lyons of Gasport; sister, Charlotte (William) Graham of Batavia; grandchildren: Jason and Carl; as well as several nieces and nephews.  The family received friends at the Solid Rock Assembly of God Church, Gasport, Tue., Jan. 19. Her funeral service followed visitation.  Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Solid Rock Assembly of God Church, 8590 Rochester Rd., Gasport, NY 14067.  Maybelle’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home of Gasport.  To share a special memory of Maybelle, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Bernard G. “Bernie” Jurs, 85, of Brockport passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2021. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Vikki [Lintala] Jurs; parents, Wilmer and Clara [Norbut] Jurs; brother, Richard Jurs (Cathy), sister, Betty Zerniak and daughter, Amy Jewell. Survived by his children: Bernie Jurs, Jr. (Karen), Eric Jurs (Krista), Scott Jewell (Melissa) and Thomas Jewell (Nicole); brother-in-law, Ronnie Zerniak; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who adored him, and several nieces and nephews. Bernie proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed his work as a truck driver for over 60 years, hauling dairy cattle cross country. Bernie and his sense of humor will always be remembered and greatly missed by all who knew him. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bernie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY  14620. Arrangements entrusted to the Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, 2125 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. www.AlvahHalloranAndSon.com

John A. Keding, 85, of Albion passed away peacefully Jan. 18, 2021. John was born Sept. 2, 1935 in Buffalo a son of the late Albert and Irene (Lazear) Keding. He was a 1953 graduate of Albion High School. He attended the General Motors Institute in Flint Michigan. John worked for General Motors, served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960, and the Army Reserves from 1960-1964.  He worked for The Engle-Harrison Motor Co., Inc., taught mechanics at BOCES, and a women on Wheels class. John is probably best known for Keding Automotive Service, which he established in 1974. John retired in Aug. 2020. John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Albion and the Albion Lions Club. John was a lover of all animals, especially his “grand pups.” John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Pat (Schleider) Keding; children: Karen (David) Watts (NC), James (Laureen) Keding (FL) and Chris (Michael) Buongiorne; grandchildren: Jacob (Jessica) Marks, Katie (Gary) Pahura, Sara Keding (FL), Emma Keding (FL) and Elijah Buongiorne; great-grandchildren: Owen Marks and Noah Keding (FL); brother, Fred (Sharon) Keding (AK), sister-in-law Margaret Grose; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of John’s Life will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans (Hospice), P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or the Albion Lions Club, 13313 Eagle Harbor Knowlesville Rd., Albion, NY 14411. John’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion. To share a special memory of John, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

James W. Moore of Hulberton passed away at home on Jan. 16 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Stafford, NY on Dec. 10, 1934 to William and Harriet (Barr) Moore and had resided in this area his entire life. He is survived by his loving wife, Marian (Mower) whom he married in 1954; daughters: Carol (Ray) Stern, Barbara (James) Passarell, and Gail (Stephen) Tipton; grandchildren: Heather, Kelly, Makayla, Matthew, Erica, Daniel, Lauren, Wesley; and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Bill; siblings: Florence Hartman and Lewis. Jim graduated from Holley High School in 1953, began a career at Kodak and retired in 1986.  During his time at Kodak, he completed studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  In his second career, he owned heavy equipment and performed excavation work. Aside from his family, Jim’s proudest accomplishment was serving nearly 60 years with the Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Company. For years he and Marian enjoyed wintering in Florida. He was a member of Harvest Christian Church in Albion. Services for Jim will be held at the convenience of the family.  Contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Company, 3353 Hulberton Rd., Fancher, NY 14452; or Harvest Christian Fellowship, 560 E. Ave., Albion, NY 14411.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Holley.  To share a special memory of Jim visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Marilyn Mae Peters, 87, of Akron died Jan. 17, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family following a short illness.  She was born Jan. 22, 1933 in N. Tonawanda to Howard and Marion (Kroop) Miller and was a lifelong resident of this area.  Marilyn was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville and a 4-H Leader for the Tonawanda Torpedoes 4-H Club. Marilyn also was a musician and drummer for many local bands.  Mrs. Peters was predeceased by her sister, Barbara.  She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Boyd; sons: Daniel (Betsy) Peters of Texas, Gary (Joleen) Peters of Middleport; sister, Shirley Appleton; grandchildren: Gary Jr., Brandon, Adam, Allison; and great-grandchildren: Chase, Everett and Weston.  There will be no prior calling hours.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480.  Marilyn’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home of Gasport.  To share a special memory of Marilyn, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhome.com

Ronald E. Petrie, 67, of Medina entered into rest unexpectedly at his home on Mon., Jan. 18, 2021. Born Nov. 13, 1953 in Medina, Ron was a son of the late G. Irving and Geraldine (Harris) Petrie. He was a 1972 graduate of Lyndonville High School. He was employed at Delphi-Harrison Radiator Div. of GMC in Lockport for over 30 years. He then worked for Baxter Healthcare in Medina before retiring in 2019. Ron was a lifelong member of the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed riding motorcycle, kayaking, and also enjoyed concerts and live music. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Gregory (James) Petrie; Adam (Amanda) Petrie, Shannon (Carly) Petrie and Crystal (Darryl) Alexander; grandchildren: Briana and Aiden Petrie, Colby, Landen and Logan Petrie and Preston and Carley Alexander; sister, Jeanette (late Gary) Lindke; sister-in-law, Harriet Petrie; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Beside his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence Petrie. Calling hours were held on Sat., Jan. 23 at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St., Lyndonville, where his funeral service will immediately followed. Interment was in Lynhaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Ann C. Preston, of West Barre, passed away Jan. 17, 2021. She was born Oct. 20, 1941 in Lockport to the late Henry and Vera (Martin) Class. Ann was a 1960 graduate of Starpoint High School. She married the late Clarence Lloyd Preston in 1964. She was a devoted 4-H Leader and Volunteer for over 40 years. She was an active member of the West Barre United Methodist Church and helped out with Vacation Bible School, Church Auction, Chicken BBQ, and various other church activities. In addition to her parents, Ann was predeceased by her husband, Clarence in 2009; siblings: John in 1974, Linda in 1955; and brothers-in-law: Larry Preston, Bob Preston, and John Preston. She is survived by her children: Terri (Jeff) DeDell, Jamie (Debbie) Preston, Michael Preston; brothers: Clip (Carol) Class, Tom (Joanie) Class; grandchildren: Emily Anderson, Erica DeDell, Jonathan DeDell, Oliva Richardson, Nathan DeDell, Sophia DeDell, Ryan Westfall, Nick Preston; great-grandchildren: Josie Anderson, Philipa DeDell, Iris DeDell, Kennedy Westfall, Denali Preston; sisters and brothers-in-law: Linda Preston, Dan (Lee) Preston, Margaret Preston; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, NY 14411 on Thu., Jan. 21. Ann’s memorial service was held on Fri., Jan 22 at 11 a.m. at the West Barre United Methodist Church, 5377 Eagle Harbor Rd., Albion, NY, 14411. Memorial contributions in Ann’s name may be made to the church. To share a special memory of Ann, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Alton “Al” L. Quackenbush,  75, of Albion, NY/Lakeland, Fla. died Jan. 16, 2021 in Lakeland Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born Oct. 12, 1945 in Shelby to Maxwell and Edith (Crawford) Quackenbush and was a lifelong resident of this area. Al was a member of the Jeddo Community Church and a retiree of Harrison Radiator.  He enjoyed playing shuffleboard, fishing and was a handyman by nature.  However, Al’s most favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Quackenbush was predeceased by his first wife, Diane Quackenbush and siblings: Loren, Raymond, Bob and Gerald Quackenbush, June Braun, Gloria Rosentreter, Joan Penwright and Sarah Quackenbush.  He is survived by his wife, Leona; daughter, Candy Allport of Albion; son, Chris Quackenbush of Albion; stepsons: George (Donna) Snell of Lyndonville, Wayne (Kathi) Snell of Albion, Walter (Candy) Snell of Albion; brother, Leslie Quackenbush; grandchildren: Dmitry, George III, Kristin, Lyndsey, Kathryn, John, Jaclyn, Robert, Amanda, Andrew, Walter, Lee; as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be no public calling hours.  Services and interment will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to an organization of your choice.  Al’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.  To share a special memory of Al, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Douglas E. Rue, 82, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Sun., Jan. 10, 2021. Born on Oct. 9, 1938 in Amery, Wis., he was the son of the late Floyd and Violet (Olufson) Rue. Doug attended school in Wisconsin and Minnesota. In 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Afterward, he moved to NY and served in the NY State Police from 1962-1982. Doug then owned Villager Locksmith and Alarm, invented the Sump Alert, installed locks and alarms for Best Lock and Security, and served as Code Enforcement Officer for the Villages of Medina and Lyndonville, and the Towns of Ridgeway and Yates. Doug was a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He was an avid reader, enjoyed police shows and watching movies with his dog on his lap. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Lou Rue; sisters: Sharon (Craig) Rue Lewis, Barbara (Dick) Loeffler, all of Minn.; children: Jacquelyn (John) Lundgard, Jonathan (Christine) Rue and his beloved “Rue Crew”: Wende Nicosia, Jill (Paul) Andrews, Scott (Jan) Schickling, Kim (Mario Rojas) Kujawa, Leslie (Ted) Brelsford, Karen Huntington and Bruce (Debbie) Huntington; grandchildren: Adam (Megg), Daniel (Janelle) and Nicholas Wakefield, Kaitlynn Kujawa, Erin and Ryan Nicosia, Matthew and Charlie Andrews; and great-granddaughter, Penelope Wakefield. He was also Grandpa Doug to Eric, Olivia, Bill, Kyle, Katrina and Justine. Besides his parents, Doug is predeceased by a son, Michael Rue. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced in the late spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Doug’s name to: American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306; or to the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103; or to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1355 West Ave,. Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Doug at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Marc F. Scarr (née Sciacchitano), 85, passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 18, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medial Center in Charlottesville, Va. Born May 23, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Marco and Angela (Caraccia) Sciacchitano, Marc was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Susan D. Barry in 2010. He is survived by his children: Mary Westlund of Knowlesville, Marc Scarr, Jr. of Medina, and Richard (& Debra) Paradis of Seymour, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. While serving in the Air Force, Marc earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Long Island University and then enjoyed a career in aviation investigations and insurance. Marc moved to Lyndonville in 1977 where he served as a member of the Village Board beginning in 1989 and was elected to three terms as Mayor, serving from 1998-2011. He was an active member of the Lions Club, Masons Lodge, and volunteer fire department. He moved to Barboursville, Va. where he enjoyed time with his beloved partner, Debra Miller; visiting wineries; the warmer winters; reconnecting with local cousins; and entertaining out of town family and longtime friends to include Joan and Ronald Mahler. Memorial services will be held later this year at the Lynhaven Cemetery in Lyndonville, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. You are encouraged to share memories and condolences at: https://www.hillandwood.com/obituaries

William F. “Billy” Waterstram Jr., 58, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away peacefully on Mon., Jan. 18, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Born on Oct. 2, 1962 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Judith (Abar) Waterstram and the late William F. Waterstram. Billy graduated from L.A. Weber High School in 1981. He drove truck for Fantasy Pools in Clarence, NY and also drove for companies. His most recent employment was Lessor’s Inc. of MN. Billy was an avid NASCAR, Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Besides his mother, Billy is survived by two sisters: Lynette (Kenny) Hering of Barre; Danielle Buchholz of Lyndonville; nieces and nephews: Anna (Peter) Mathes, Jonathan and Nicholas Soule, Ashley, Mason and Avery Buchholz; great-nieces and nephews, Taylor, Matthew, Olivia, Natalie and Jonny; uncle, Wayne (Patricia) Lorenz of Clarence; many cousins and his beloved cat, McGee. There are no calling hours. A service will be held in the spring on a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made in Billy’s name to the Richard Knights-Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina, NY 14103 or to the Lyndonville Lions 4th of July Fund, P.O. Box 371, Lyndonville, NY 14098. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Billy at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Suzanne Marie Gordon Williams, 62, of Waterport, NY passed away on Jan. 14, 2021 in Brooksville, Fla.  She was born to Allan and Joan Gordon on March 29, 1958 in Lancaster, Pa. As a child, she spent three years living in Japan. Then their family settled in North Tarrytown (now known as Sleepy Hollow, NY). After graduating from Sleepy Hollow High School, she attended SUNY Brockport where she met her husband Edward Williams. They settled in Brockport, NY and together they had two children: Rebecca and Jessica, and a menagerie of lovable pets. She was known as Mama Sue, Aunt Sue, Nana Sue, and Suzie Q. She was an avid reader, a beautiful writer and liked relaxing with coloring books, knitting, and creating origami. Suzanne enjoyed being outdoors camping and gardening, and over the past three years loved traveling to Florida in the winters. She is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Ed Williams; daughters: Rebecca (Jim) Mirra and Jessica (Drew) Johnson; grandsons Brady, James, Vinny, and Johnny; sister, Carol (Dan) Normile; brother David (Trudy) Gordon; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Allan Gordon and Joan Gordon; and sister, Cindy Francisco. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of Orleans, Inc, 14080 Route 31 West, Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Holley.  To share a special memory of Suzanne, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

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