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Obituaries

Keegan Shae “Keegaroo” Bayne, 19, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away tragically on Tue., June 8, 2021. Born on Oct. 8, 2001 in Medina, NY, he was the son of Gary Leo II and Faith Anne (Wypychowski) Bayne. Keegan graduated from Lyndonville High School where he excelled in the Advance Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) program. He graduated with Honors in the Machine Tool Technology at Alfred State. Keegan enjoyed hunting, shooting, fishing, and boating. Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal great-grandmother, Barbara Halstead of Cheektowaga; paternal grandmother, Catherine (Paul Bacon) Wilson; maternal grandmother, Patricia Rinker; siblings: Masson (Alexander Kelly) Bayne, Garren (Brooklynn) Bayne; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends called on Wed., June 16 at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. Service and burial will be private for the family. Memorials may be made in Keegan’s name to the Yates Carlton Lakeshore Sportsman Club, PO Box 141, Lyndonville, NY 14098. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY. Please light a candle or share a memory of Keegan at: bogantuttlefunerals.com

Richard T. Brown, 89, of Middleport passed away May 2, 2021 at the Martin Linsin Residence in Albion.  He was born Sept. 11, 1931 in Barker, NY to the late John and Winifred (Wortley) Brown. He was a 1951 graduate of Royalton-Hartland High School.  Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Post 3180 Newstead Memorial VFW and L.L. Tillman Post 900 American Legion.  On March 26, 1955 Richard married the former Esther Wagner and were married for 66 years. Richard worked for E&M Enterprises for over 40 years as a machinist and upon his retirement, worked for Keeler Construction. He was passionate about farming, hunting, gardening and fishing.  He enjoyed bowling, canning, tinkering on his John Deere tractor, the NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills.  Above all else, Mr. Brown loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Esther; daughters: Roxane (Mark) Botsford of Baldwinsville, Teri (Mark) Keeler of Albion, Wendy (Gary) Purser of Newfane; grandchildren: Danielle (Jason) Grilli, Christopher (Morgan) Botsford, Brett (Katlin) Botsford, Katherine (Ian) Foos, Christine (Clint) Masterson, James “Buddy” (Victoria) Keeler, Daniel “DJ” Davis, Allison Davis; great-grandchildren: Jayse and Jayden Grilli, Cash, Beau and Banks Botsford and Luke Masterson; brother, Robert Brown; sister Betsy Neuman, both of Middleport; several nieces, nephews friends and caregivers. The family received friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St. Middleport on Thursday, May 6th from 11:00-1:00, where Richard’s Funeral Service will follow at 1:00.  Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or the Middleport Fire Co. 28 Main St. Middleport, NY 14105. 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 Richard, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Marian S. Dack, 97, was reunited with her beloved husband Ken on June 3, 2021. Born on Oct. 3, 1923 in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Lena (Burchell) Maines. Marian attended Lyndonville School and worked several war production jobs while Ken was serving in WWII. In 1943 she married Ken while he was on leave. Marian worked for Monroe Electronics. She was the longest living member of the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, crafts and decorating and was known for her love of cats and dogs. In their retirement, Marian and Ken enjoyed traveling to Myrtle Beach. She is survived by a daughter, Susanne (Richard) Sanderson of Lyndonville; grandchildren: Gregory (Jessica) Sanderson and Jenny Sanderson; sister-in-law, Janet Maines of Albion; and  niece, Constance Maines of Lyndonville. Besides her husband of 74 years, Marian is predeceased by a brother, Harry Maines and nephew, Wilson Maines. Relatives and friends called at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098 on Thu., June 10, 2021. Service and burial was private for the family. Memorials may be made in Marian’s name to Office for the Aging/ Meals on Wheels, 14016 NY-31, Albion, NY 14411; or to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411. Please light a candle or share a memory of Marian at: www.bogantuttlefunerals,com 

Grace (Norma) Dolan, 88, of Holley died June 8, 2021 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.  She was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Salem, Mass., a daughter of the late Albert J. Sr. and Grace (Cunningham) Denis. Grace and her late husband Charles, enjoyed camping and square dancing.  Grace also enjoyed doing crafts, her flower gardens and her dogs. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; son, Richard; and grandson, Kevin Diehl.  Grace is survived by her daughter, Doreen (George) Diehl; daughter-in-law, Barbara Dolan; grandchildren: Michael (Kerri) Diehl, Kylene (James) Smith, Shawn (April) Diehl, Jeremy Dolan, Joshua (Nikki) Dolan, Jacob (Monica) Dolan; 13 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, Mon., June 14 10-11 a.m.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Holley.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 25 Circle St., Rochester, NY 14607; or P.A.W.S., 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411. To share a special memory of Grace, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Anna E. Eibl, 75, of Albion died June 3, 2021 in her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born Feb. 18, 1946 in Sunbury, Pa. and had lived in this area for most of her life. Anna was a former employee of Fisher-Price, Harrison Radiator and Brown’s Berry Patch.  She was a member of Albion Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Athletic Club. Anna enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. Mrs. Eibl was predeceased by her son, Anthony Eibl.  She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Andrew; children: Christy Eibl, Robin (Lyle) Demmin, Gary (Mimi) Kepner, Betty Kepner, Lisa (Demetrius) Gardner; brother, Butch Loss; sisters: Shirley Pieniaszek, Betty Loss; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, Sat., June 12. Her funeral service followed. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu flowers memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 665 Elm St., Buffalo, NY 14203.  To share a special memory of Anna, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Frances M. “Fran” Oosterling, 81, of Albion died June 6, 2021 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina following a long illness.  She was born Aug. 10, 1939 in Honeoye Falls, NY, a daughter of the late Harry and Etha (Eldridge) O’Brien and had lived in this area all of her life. Fran worked as a Florist for many years at Bloom’s Flower Shop in Albion.  She loved gardening, drawing, cooking, baking, and animals; especially horses.  Fran was a very active member of the Barre Center Presbyterian Church.  In addition to her parents, Fran was predeceased by her husband, William; daughter, Brenda Oosterling; brothers: Larry O’Brien and Jim Laemlein.  She is survived by her sons: Derrick Oosterling, Scott (Tina) Oosterling; grandchildren: Michael Betties, Justin Oosterling, Melissa Oosterling; sisters-in-law: Katrina Oosterling, Johanna O’Brien; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Fran’s Celebration of Life Service will be held Mon., June 14 at 11 a.m. at Barre Center Presbyterian Church, 4706 Oak Orchard Rd., Albion,.  (Please note that most COVID protocol have been lifted).  Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the church.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. To share a special memory of Fran, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.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 an active member of the West Barre United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Ann was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; siblings: John and Linda; 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; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ann’s graveside service will be held Sat., June 19 at 10 a.m. at the West Barre Cemetery. To share a special memory of Ann, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. H. Lorraine “DeDe” Root, of Barre, passed away on Sun., June 6, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Medina on July 11, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Parker) Webber.  Mrs. Root was a 1946 graduate of Medina High School. She married F. Pierson Root in 1950. She owned and operated Four Seasons Fabrics for 16 years. She was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lee-Whedon Memorial Library Board of Trustees, the Tuesday Club, Orleans County Child Welfare Association, Medina Memorial Hospital Twig Association and the Hospice of Orleans. She enjoyed playing women’s softball and bowling. Survivors include six children: Rick (Linda) Root, Robin L. (Dawn) Root, R. Scott (Tony McMurtrie) Root, Dale S. (Helen) Root, Pamela (Michael) Maryjanowski and Lisa (Anthony) Acosta; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alice Webber; several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Pierson; brother, Carl Webber; and sister, Constance Lyster. The family will receive friends at the family home at a time to be announced followed by a memorial service at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Root family plot at Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church 1357 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103; or the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., 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

Colleen A. Sauro, 94, of Holley died June 9, 2021 at Elderwood at Brockport.  She was born Dec. 26, 1926 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Cecil and Jessie (Davis) Moore. Colleen loved to crochet, play bingo, the casino, scratch-off tickets, crossword puzzles and playing games on her tablet. She worked for many years as a machine operator at Kodak. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; brothers: Cecil Moore, Clifford Moore and Ronald Moore.  She is survived by her son, Larry (Pat) Sauro; daughter, Janice (Brad) Broekhuizen; grandchildren: Bob Sauro, Shannon (Tim) Sauro, Joelle (Dan) Pfennig, Zachary (Jessica) Broekhuizen; great-grandchildren: Kendra Quill, Gina Sauro and Wyatt Broekhuizen; siblings: Zola Smith, Vera Kingdollar, Frieda Sabo, Betty Faulks, Bernice Smith, Robert Moore, David (Becky) Moore, Sandy (Jerome) Kozlowski; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, Sat., June 12 where her Celebration of Life Service followed.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Holley Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 465, Holley, NY 14470; or the Organization of one’s choice. To share a special memory of Colleen, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Rebecca A. “Becky” Serth (nee Stapleson), of Newfane, went to be in the arms of the Lord on June 4, 2021 at Mercy Hospital due to COVID complications.  Becky was born in Lockport, NY on May 26, 1952.  She graduated from Roy-Hart in 1970.  Becky worked at the GM plant in Lockport for over 30 years and at Christian Heritage Center and the Erie Canal Discovery Center.  She was a member of the Hess Road Wesleyan Church and was a wonderful caregiver to many people, helping out in many ways.  Rebecca is survived by her children: Heidi Serth-Moselle of Cheektowaga and Jedadiah Serth of Newfane; grandchildren: Eliza, Braden, Raina Serth and Alyson Moselle; mother, Joanne (Robert McElwain) Ridgeway of Gasport; sisters: Judy (Milton Cummings) McHenry of Gasport, Nancie Langridge of Elba, Christine Stapleson of Gasport, Brenda (Steve) Ruether of Brockport, Susan Bennett of Lockport; and many friends, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, John Stapleson; brother, Jeffrey Stapleson; sister, Wendy Moran; and brother-in-law, Vancle McHenry. The family will receive friends at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, Thu., June 10.  Family and friends attended Becky’s funeral service Fri., June 11 in the Royalton Bible Church, Gasport.  Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.  To share a special memory of Becky, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Levasco Albert Smith, 92, of Brockport passed away June 8, 2021. He was born March 3, 1929 in Pikeville, KY to the late William and Leatha (Gross) Smith. Levasco enjoyed fishing and camping. He worked for Kodak for a time and also Duffy Motts. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Eunice (Maynard) Smith; daughter, Terry McMurray; and several siblings. Levasco is survived by his children: Tom (late Robin) Smith, Doris (late Burnell) Moyer, Jimmie (Connie) Smith, Eldred (late Julie) Smith; siblings: Marcelle, Nell, Delmer; grandchildren: Tammy, Tom Jr., Michael, Wendy, Wanda, Burnell Jr., Amanda, James, Ronda, David, Savannah, Breanna; and many great-granchildren. There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service for Levasco will be held at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY 14470 on Fri., June 18 at 12 p.m. Interment will be held in Sandy Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Levasco’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. To share a special memory of Levasco, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

John Jason Steffen, 60, of Albion died unexpectedly June 6, 2021 at his home.  He was born Aug. 21, 1960 in Rochester, a son of Gerald E. and the late Raphael (Barbarito) Steffen and had lived in this area most of his life. John enjoyed hot rods, old movies, listening to music and playing guitar.  He was known as “Mr. Fix it” and loved working on cars with his dad, rebuilding engines.  John was a “gentle giant” and always helping others. In addition to his mom, he was predeceased by his sisters :Julia Steffen and Lillian Hordendorf-Steffen.  He is survived by his son, David (Natalie) Cate; granddaughter, Riley; father, Gerald E. Steffen; brother, Gerald F. (Rosemary) Steffen; sisters: Janice (Michael) Wright, Denise (David) Lawrence; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to Orleans County Mental Health, 14014 State Route 31, Albion, NY 14411.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. To share a special memory of John, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Albion, NY/Sarasota, FL - Anne Marquis Stevenson, 85, passed away peacefully May 6, 2020 and her husband David William Stevenson, 88, passed away peacefully Dec. 23, 2020. A Masonic Service for David will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 26 S. Main St., Albion on Sat., June 26, at 10 a.m., followed by a Celebration of David’s and Anne’s life at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the celebration of their lives at Mt. Albion Cemetery, with military honors for David. Memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 3212 Ramblewood Dr. N., Sarasota, FL 34237; Christ Episcopal Church, 26 S. Main St., Albion, NY 14411;  St. Wilfred Episcopal Church, 3773 Wilkinson Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233; or  Masonic Medical Research Institute, 2150 Bleeker St., Utica, NY 13501. Anne and David’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Anne or David, please visit mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Dalmas R. “Dale” Weese, Sr., 61, of Albion died June 4, 2021 in his home surrounded by his family, following a long illness.  He was born July 21, 1959 in Gassaway, WV to Harry and Olive (Starcher) Weese and had lived in this area for most of his life.  Dale loved to hunt and fish and had a great sense of humor.  He was an avid coin collector, very good cook, and homemade wine maker.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.  Mr. Weese was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Weese; brothers: Danny, Denver, Dayton, Harry Weese; sisters: Bessie “Marlene” Horch, and Marylou Smith.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Colleen; children: Dalmas Jr. (Jennifer) Weese and Kristina (Kevin) Ginger both of Albion; brothers: Dencil (late Erma) Weese of Waterport; David (Kathleen) Weese, Donnie Weese, Douglas Weese all of Lyndonville; sisters: Joann (Doug) Keiffer of Lyndonville, Jackie (Kenneth) Davis of Waterport, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; close family friend, Debbie Ashe; his beloved dog, “Charlie;” as well as many nieces and nephews.  The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 21 West Ave., Albion, Wed., June 9. His funeral service followed.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.  To share a special memory of Dale, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Glenn E. Woolston, 91, of Waterport died May 29, 2020 following a long illness and a result of COVID-19.  Glenn was a member of the Gaines Congregational Church and lifetime member of the Carlton Fire Co. He was co-owner of Cedar Valley Lodging for 33 years. Glenn was one of the founding members of Gaines Valley Airport and volunteered his time with the Young Eagles Flyers Club. A Celebration of Glenn’s life will be Sun., June 20, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Carlton Rec Hall, 1853 Oak Orchard Rd., Albion, NY 14411. Glenn’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. To share a special memory of Glenn, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com