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Obituaries


Karen L. Atherholt, age 70, of Medina, entered into rest on Tue., Sept. 20, 2022 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. Per Karen’s wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Kevin Peter Deuel of West Barre, previously of East Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sat., Sept. 24, 2022. He was 71. Kevin was born on June 26, 1951, in Albany, NY, the son of George A. and Eileen M. Deuel. He graduated from East Rochester HS in 1969. Kevin married his wife, Debra, in 1990. They enjoyed several outdoor activities together, including walking, bicycling, camping, kayaking, walking their dogs, and working around their hobby farm. Kevin was predeceased by his mother, Eileen, and father, George.  He is survived by his wife, Debra; son, Ryan; stepchildren Melanie Elliott and Jason Leavy; brothers Richard (Dick), Brian, and Jerry; sisters-in-law Sheila, Julie, and Joan; daughter-in-law Kathryn; granddaughters Gwendolyn, Elise, Gracie, and Paige, and several nieces and nephews. Kevin worked for more than 30 years at Eastman Kodak as an electrical technician before retiring early to pursue his degree in respiratory therapy. He graduated with his associates degree in respiratory care from Genesee Community College in 2009 and became a licensed respiratory therapist that same year, working at Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Rochester Oxygen and CPAP in Brockport, where he retired in 2019. Kevin was well-known as an avid musician, playing in a number of local bands since he was a teenager living in East Rochester. Kevin came to appreciate Old Time Appalachian music, playing both the banjo and guitar in several local groups. As a talented woodworker, Kevin constructed several of his own banjos, which he would often lovingly gift to family. Kevin was also an enthusiastic runner and cyclist, completing several road races over decades including triathlons and a marathon. Kevin was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and community member who will be missed dearly by so many whose lives he touched. A memorial service in his honor will be held on Oct. 8 at 1pm at the St. Nicholas Society, 186 Madison St., East Rochester NY 14445. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Kevin’s name to Habitat for Humanity or to the Scleroderma Foundation in memory of his mother, Eileen.  Arrangements have been entrusted by the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.  To share a special memory of Kevin, please visit www.mitchellfamilyuneralhomes.com. 

Robert L. “Bob” Eade, age 73, died Sept. 25, 2022 in Highland Hospital following a short illness. He was born May 1, 1949 in Bath, NY to Leonard and Alice (Cobb) Eade and had lived in this area for many years. Bob was the President and Business Manager for the Roofers’ Union Local 20 in Rochester. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and a member and active volunteer of Holy Family Parish in Albion. He enjoyed hunting, golf, loved to fish and took great satisfaction in volunteering working in the food cupboard and for St. Vincent DePaul. He received the greatest joy in helping his wife raise their grandson Joshua. Mr. Eade was predeceased by his brother: Jim and his sister: Sandy. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Diane, his son: Christopher Paul (Maria) Eade of Rochester, his daughter: Carrie Eade of Rochester, his brothers: Leonard, Fred and John Eade all of CA, his sister: Pat Eade of TX, his grandson: Joshua Eade as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Avenue-Albion, Wed., Oct. 5, from 2-4 only. Family and friends are invited to attend Bob’s Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Parish, Thu., Oct. 6 beginning at 9:30am. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion, NY, 14411. To share a special memory of Bob, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Donald C. Joslyn age 86 went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Sept. 21, 2022. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 13, 1935 in Batavia, a son of the late Cedric and Marjorie (Everett) Joslyn and had lived in this area all of his life. Don graduated from Albion High School and then attended Delhi State College. He served in the US Army National Guard. He worked with his father for Joslyn Construction Company for many years and then as a teacher at Niagara Orleans BOCES teaching building trades. He was active in the Boy Scouts and attained his Eagle Scout and helped build the chapel at Camp Dittmer in Phelps, NY. Don grew up and was an Elder at Barre Center Presbyterian Church. With volunteers from the church, Don helped remodel, adding an addition to the church. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed hunting, going to Joslyn Bennett (JOBE) hunting cabin, golfing, spending time with his family; especially his granddaughter Katie. In Addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother Elwin. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 ½ years, Maralyn “Max”; daughter Jacqueline (Michael) Callari; son Dean (Amy) Joslyn; granddaughter Katrina (John) Gerber; brothers-in-law Joseph (Lorraine) Kibler, Richard (Sandra) Kibler and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Medina Memorial Hospital staff, especially Robin Jurs for the personal care and compassion that was shown to our family. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave. Albion on Sun., Sept. 25 1:00pm-4:00pm. His Funeral Service will be held Mon. at 1:00pm at the Gaines Carlton Community Church, 14585 Ridge Rd., Albion NY 14411. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, 14080 State Rte. 31, Albion NY 14411 or to the Gaines Carlton Community Church. To share a special memory of Don, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

On Sept. 21, 2022, Cynthia King, 60, of Medina NY, peacefully received her wings surrounded by loved ones. Cynthia was born on June 4, 1962, to Lonnie and Mae Helen Taylor in Medina, NY. Cynthia is predeceased by her father. Cynthia’s greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Cynthia’s beloved husband of 43 years, David King, helped lay the foundation for some of the greatest moments of her life. Cynthia had an unwavering love for her family and poured everything she had into those she loved. With her love, came unfiltered truths that will be forever cherished. She and her husband worked tirelessly to provide love and opportunities to not only their children, but all others they encountered. A lifelong Medina native, Cynthia was well-loved in the community and beyond. Cynthia worked in the Medina Central School system for 23 years. While being known for her strict no-nonsense personality, the students loved and respected her, and she loved them. This was evident by the constant “Hi Mrs. King” and hugs received when running everyday errands, which were answered with Cynthia’s usual “Why are you saying hi to me,” followed by a smile and giggle between the two. Throughout the years Cynthia built some of her most meaningful friendships with those she worked with. Cynthia will forever be remembered as the woman with the tough exterior but heart of gold. The oldest daughter, Cynthia, acted as a mother figure to many of her siblings. She spent countless hours listening, guiding, and supporting them. While always being sure to not sugarcoat her opinions, she always had their best interest in mind and loved them uniquely and dearly. Cynthia is survived by her mother, Mae Helen Taylor, husband, David, children Marcell (Alicia) King, Freddrica (Hector) Fuentes, Helen (Petrica) Rosca. Grandchildren, Aaron, Jaleel, Emani, Amyah and great grandchildren Laila, Ace and Tru. Cynthia is also survived by her beloved brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. To honor Cynthia’s wishes, there are no calling hours and a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The toughest, most loving woman we ever knew. Our Angel is with the Angels now. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Cynthia at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com 

Norman E. “Norm” Mank, 70, of Lyndonville, NY, entered into rest on Fri., Sept. 16, 2022 at Supportive Care of Orleans. Born on Oct. 8, 1951 in Lyndonville, NY, he was the son of Shirley Fletcher Mank and the late Brent Mank. Norm married the former Margaret Potanko and together they had five children. He was first employed with Kodak and later transferred to Johnson & Johnson of Rochester, retiring in January of 2014. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Norm is survived by his wife of 22 year, Margaret, five children, Pamela (Craig) Wycoff, Mellissa (Gary) Marciszewski, Denise (Norm) McDonald, Nicole (Brian) Marshall, Jessica (Brian) Blanchard, Ten grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Also surviving are three siblings, Brent (Ann) Mank, Wendy (Roger) Thering, Deanna Papp, and several nieces and nephews. Beside his father, Norm is predeceased by a sister, Brenda Mank and a brother-in-law, Al Papp. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Norm’s name to Supportive Care of Orleans, 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY 14411. 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 Norm at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Charles A. Miller, age 94, died Sept. 22, 2022 in the Martin Linsen Hospice Residence after a short illness. He was born March 21, 1928 in Albion to Emerson and Bertha (Towers) Miller and was a life-long resident of this area. Charles was a former employee of the TJ Lipton Company and like many in the community, enjoyed his frequent gatherings at the Apollo for coffee. He also enjoyed gardening, travelling to Glens Falls, farming, puttering around and his 1978 Fort LTD. Mr. Miller was predeceased by his wife Florence, his brothers: Gordon and Arnold and his sister Betty. He is survived by his sons: Franklin Miller and Frederick Miller both of Waterport, his sisters: Beverly Downey of Holley, Lois (Richard) Preston of Albion, his granddaughter: Sarah (John) Cassidy of Albion, 2 great grandchildren: Emily and Brayden, brother-in-law: Willis (Bonnie) Birch as well as several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Avenue-Albion, Wed. from 3-4pm where his Funeral Service was held following visitation at 4pm. Burial will be at the family’s convenience in Waterport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY, 14411 or the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY, 14620. To share a special memory of Charles, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Patrick J. O’Brien, 83, of Medina and formerly Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 at the Orchard Rehab & Nursing Center. Private interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Horace E. “Butch” Patten III, age 75, died Sept. 23, 2022 at his residence following a long illness. He was born April 15, 1947 in Batavia, NY to Horace Jr. and Alice (Petty) Patten and had lived in this area for over 20 years. Butch was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the Holley American Legion and Holley VFW and volunteered for the Orleans County Veteran Transport Service. He was also a member of the Holley Fire Department Fire Police, and enjoyed sewing, collecting anything of any sort, and socializing with his friends every morning at Subway. He was former co-owner of B&D This and That store in Albion. Butch was known as a straight shooter however, he would help anyone with anything if they were in need. Mr. Patten was predeceased by his brothers: Michael and Russell, as well as the women who raised him from a toddler: Jenny J. Patten. He is survived by his brothers: Scott (Mary) Patten of Waterport, Elbert (June) Patten of NC, Steve (Maria) Patten of Albion, his sister: Cindy (Paul) Lawrence of NC, several nieces and nephews including a special nephew Jeffrey (Rachel) Patten. There will be no calling hours and a private graveside service will be held in the WNY National Cemetery in Corfu at a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity or organization of your choice. Butch’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Albion. To share a special memory of Butch, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Dawn Dolores Richmond, 78 of La Porte, Texas passed away on Tue., Sept. 6, 2022. She was born on Thu., Aug. 17, 1944 in Batavia, NY to Daniel and Irene Holmes. Dawn graduated from Royalton Harland High School. Dawn spent the next 35 years in Lockport, NY before moving to Texas to be near her three sons and their families. Dawn loved to crochet and to spend time with her family and friends. Her parents, Daniel and Irene Holmes, her brother Roy Holmes and her daughter-in-law Sheila Richmond, preceded Dawn in death. She is survived by her three sons; William Richmond; Timothy Richmond, and Andrew Richmond (Gail); granddaughters, Jessica Johnson, Janessa Johnson, Heather Bingaman, Felicia Roe (John), Ashley Bingaman and Allison Cruz (Michael); great grandchildren Veronica Rodriguez, Savannah Burchard, Gunnar Carrol, Wyatt Wojkoski and Victoria Roe; brothers Herbert Holmes, Daniel Holmes and William Holmes, Thomas Holmes; extended family and friends. 

Gary David Skinner, 76 of North Myrtle Beach, passed away peacefully on Sun., Sept. 18, 2022 after battling complications from a stroke and cancer. Gary was born on Aug. 22, 1946, in Lyndonville, NY. After serving in the Army, he graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in education in 1972. For over twenty years he worked in the Geneva City School district where he taught sixth grade math and fifth grade. In addition to teaching, he was an avid athlete, who played in over 600 rugby games. On top of playing sports, he also coached his son’s youth basketball teams and served a stint as the head coach for the Keuka College Women’s basketball team where he recorded several over twenty-win seasons. When not teaching or involved in sports, Gary spent his free time outdoors, whether that was in a tree stand hunting, taking care of his property, or relaxing on his boat on Keuka Lake. After retiring from teaching, he traded in the cold upstate NY winters to relocate to the warm, sunny, and friendly community of North Myrtle Beach. There he quickly picked up the game of pickleball, which brought many great friendships. In Myrtle Beach he also met and fell in love with his wife Paula. As a couple, they enjoyed activities like walking the beach, listening to live music, and going to church. Gary was preceded in life by his parents Ira and Ruth, his brother Francis, and his sister Joyce. He is survived by his wife Paula, his brothers Donald and Norman, his daughter Melinda, his son Garrett, and his three beloved grandchildren. Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 1223 Hwy 57 N., Little River SC 29566 on Sat. Oct. 1, at 11am. His request was that any memorials be sent to Grace Christian Fellowship Building Program. 

Gary W. Tobin, Sr., 67, of Clarendon passed away Sept. 21, 2022. He was born April 29, 1955 in Brockport, NY to the late Willis and Marylou (Petrie) Tobin. Gary was an avid hunter and also enjoyed fishing. What he loved to do the most was spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Thomas, brothers, Don and Dave. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Lori, son, Gary (Karen) Tobin, Jr., grandchildren, Lily and Jim, sister, Joan (Leo) McKinney, mother and father-in-law, Nancy and Harry Beaney, sisters-in-law, Ellen Tobin, Karen Beaney, Tammy (Joel) Jones, Lori (Michael) Pierce, brother-in-law, Charles Beaney, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service was held at Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport on Tue., Sept. 27. Gary’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Holley, NY. To share a special memory of Gary, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Molly Ann Wolfe, 33, of Lyndonville passed away peacefully on Sept. 24 with her parents by her side. Molly was born on Oct. 7, 1988 to Roger and Sandy Wolfe of Lyndonville. Her life was short, but she loved with her whole self. She was courageous as she fought her lifelong battle with Type 1 Diabetes. Her caring nature and great sense of humor will be remembered by all who crossed her path. The Wolfe family is grateful for everyone in the community who sent thoughts, prayers and countless cards. We are thankful for the compassionate staff of 6-1200 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Molly was predeceased by her grandfathers, Rollin Wolfe and Curtis Valentine. She is survived by her grandmothers, Rita Wolfe (Charles O’Brien) and Ethel Valentine, her parents, Roger and Sandy Wolfe, her siblings Sarah Berridge (Kevin), James Wolfe (Ben Wakefield), Melissa Stinolis (Joe), and her nephew Henry Stinolis. A Mass of Christian Burial for Molly will be on Sat., Oct. 1 at 12pm at St Joseph’s Church /Our Lady of the Lake, 38 Lake Ave. Lyndonville, NY 14098. Burial will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Molly’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. www.jdrf.org. 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 Molly at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

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