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Obituaries

Julia A. Brown, 91, of Middleport died Dec. 3, 2019 at Absolute Care of Gasport. She was born Aug. 28, 1928, a daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Tomasello) Martelli in Buffalo and had lived in the Middleport area all of her life where she loved living. Julia loved working at Medina Memorial Hospital where she retired after many years. She enjoyed going to Darrell’s Restaurant, crafts, knitting, crocheting, and sewing; she owned and operated Country Charm Fabrics. Another love of Julia’s was dancing, especially at weddings; her favorites were the Jitterbug and Charleston. Julia was predeceased by her husband Robert, whom she married in 1948; children: Dennis, David, Debra and Anne Brown; son-in-law, Jim Coughenour; siblings: Carmella (Angelo) Tomasello, Anna (Leonard) Tomasello, Helen (Santo) Tomasello, Frank Martelli, Mary Martelli. She is survived by her daughters: Linda (Steve) Walsh, Kathy Coughenour; grandchildren: Richard and David Wisniewski, Michele (James) Kennedy, Michael Wisniewski, Jennifer (Gerry, Jr.) Perkins, Ann (Jordan) Branch, Felicia Coughenour; great-grandchildrn: Gianna and Elina Wisniewski, Sarah, Josh, Zachary, Nicholas and Madelyn Kennedy, Reanna Perkins, Jordana Branch, daughter-in-law, Regina Brown; sister-in-law, Carmella Martelli; dear friends: Lynn Bullen, Sylvia Mountain; many nieces, nephews, cousins and great neighbors. The family received friends at the Bates, Wallace and Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street, Middleport, NY Fri., Dec. 6 where her funeral service was held Sat., Dec. 7. Burial was in Hartland Cemetery. To share a special memory of Julia, please visit: www.bateswallace.com.

Robert L. “Bob” Carpenter, 66, of Holley passed away suddenly on Dec. 4, 2019. He was born Oct. 10, 1953 in Brockport to the late Stanley and Eleanor (McFarland) Carpenter and would remain in the Holley and Clarendon area his entire life. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam from 1971-1973. He was a member of the VFW Post 202, the American Legion Post 529, and a past volunteer fireman at the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Co. Bob was also an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He had a great personality and was always happy. Spending time with his wife and family was his greatest joy in life. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Paula; children: Sean Carpenter, Orissa (Mike) Hill, John Carpenter, Matthew Carpenter; grandchildren: Tyler (Annie Jewell), McKenzie, Mason, Mazie, Julia; brothers: Skip (Cindy), Bill (Ann), Rusty (Mary), Paul (Kathy); several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY 14470 on Mon., Dec. 9 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. where a brief service followed by military honors will be held promptly at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to the Orleans County Joint Veteran’s Council, 13996 Route 31, Albion, NY 14411. To share a special memory of Bob, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Doris M. Lusk, 85, Holley, NY/Lebanon, OH of passed away Nov. 30, 2019.  She was born Dec. 19, 1933 in Aberdeen, Washington a daughter of the late William & Christine (Harder) DeVerna and had lived in the Holley, NY area most of her life. Dory served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  She loved horses and all kinds of animals big and small.  Dory and her family enjoyed traveling and would drive out west every three years, taking a different route each time. She loved teaching children about horses at the Pony Club through the local 4-H program. Dory will be remembered as a kind, loving, caring, giving, strong willed, opinionated woman. She was predeceased by her loving husband Daniel in 2003 and several siblings. Doris is survived by her loving family: April Lusk of Rochester, NY, Daniel (Jacqui) Lusk of Lebanon, OH; grandchildren: Tyler (Keri) Shearer and Laci; great-grandchildren: Madison and Ryan; brothers: Melvin and Floyd DeVerna; brother-in-law, Bud Donner; and several nieces, nephews, cousins. Per Dory, there will be no calling or services.  Please make a donation to your local SPCA in memory of Dory.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Holley, NY. To share a special memory of Dory, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

On the evening of Nov. 27, 2019, Robert D. Wright of Holley passed away unexpectedly in is home. Robert was an outgoing, loving, and devoted father; as well as an avid fisherman, horror movie fanatic, and Pittsburgh Steelers Superfan. Robert was preceded in death by his grandmother Ethel, grandfather Charles, and uncles: Billy, Wayne, and Richard. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Stacey; mother, Etta (Dominick) Wright; father-in-law, George (Kathy) Burns; mother-in-law, Sunday (Dennis) Carter; siblings: Dawn (Ronnie) Wright, Lisa (Nelson) Wright, Roxanne (Tommy) Wright, Joey Wright; children: Khrystta (Bryan) Conrad, Daniel (Autumn) Stanley, Alexis Taylor; grandchildren: “JoJo”, Emmabelle, Samantha Elaine; uncle, Charles; nieces: Dannielle, Maya, Michaela, Marissa; nephews: Roger, Larry, Jovani; and beloved dog, Nanook. Robert also has a large and cherished group of friends, and extended family. There are no prior calling hours. Robert’s Celebration of Life Service was held at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY 14470 on Mon., Dec. 2. In lieu of flowers, the Wright family has asked that donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526 Dallas, TX 75244, in honor of his sister Dawn. To share a special memory of Bobbie, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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