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Obituaries

Robert H. Bogden, age 83, of Medina passed away on Tue., May 4, 2021 at the Orchard Manor Rehab & Nursing Center. Born on July 30, 1937 in Medina, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Shibilski) Bogden. Mr. Bogden was a 1957 graduate of Medina High School. He grew up on his parents farm and enjoyed many years of continued operation with his brothers. Mr. Bogden married the former Marcia Hill in 1971. He was a devoted and lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church. Mr. Bogden also enjoyed working as a school bus driver for Roy-Hart Central School for many years. Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Marcia Bogden of Medina; and  siblings: Katherine Haroney of Va.; David Bogden, Daniel Bogden both of Medina and Sr. Barbara Bogden, OSF of Buffalo. Funeral service will be held on Mon., May 10 at 11 a.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. The Rev. Aaron Kulczyk will officiate and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina, NY 14103. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.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. In 1955 Richard married the former Esther Wagner. He worked for E&M Enterprises for over 40 years as a machinist and upon his retirement, worked for Keeler Construction. 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 Thu., May 6 where Richard’s funeral service will followed. Interment was 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. To share a special memory of Richard, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Joyce E. Dipini, 77, of Medina, entered into rest on Tue., April 27 at Orchard Manor Rehab & Nursing Center. Born Nov. 19, 1943 in Medina, she was a daughter of the late Laverne and Dorothy (Stolzenberg) Collins. Joyce was a graduate of Roy-Hart High School. For over 25 years, Joyce worked for Fisher-Price Toys in Medina. She enjoyed collecting, especially different types of dishes and Wizard of Oz themed items. Joyce was also a great cook and enjoyed sharing recipes. Predeceased by her husband, Pedro Lopez Dipini in 2020. Survivors include her children: Dennis Dipini and Denise Morgan (Chris Hare) both of Medina;  granddaughters: Stephanie Morgan and Gabriella Dipini; great-granddaughter, Mila Osmialowski; brothers: Douglas (Mary Ellen) Collins and Robert (Beverly) Collins; and several nieces and nephews.A graveside committal service was held on Mon., May 3 in Hartland Central Cemetery, Gasport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Gloria Frances (VanStone) Fall, 84, Newark, Del., died Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was born in Albion, NY, the daughter of Jennings and Mary VanStone. She graduated in 1954 from Albion High School and in 1957 from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY. She then worked at Deaconess Hospital as a Registered Nurse. On June 25, 1960, she married her beloved husband, Dr. Michael H. Fall, who predeceased her. She lived for many years in Altoona and Hollidaysburg, Pa., then later moved to Virginia Beach, Va.; Canoga Park, Calif. and then to Newark, Del. Surviving are her children: Susan (Chuck) Bird of Flagler Beach, Fla., James (Brian Patterson) of Los Angeles, Calif., Peter of New York, NY; and Patrick (Louise) of Rydal, Pa.; and grandchildren: Chris, Lizzie, Ella, Ben and Ciara. She was a sweet, kind, gentle woman who will be missed by all who knew her.  

Gerald Douglas “Gerry” “Poppy” Fuller, 76, of Gasport died April 29, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  He was born Dec. 17, 1944 in Medina, a son of the late Walter and Gertrude (Grimes) Fuller. Gerry graduated from Roy-Hart High School in 1964 and then served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.  He was a member of the Gasport American Legion #425 Herbert Carr Post and Hartland Volunteer Fire Company.  He and his wife Carol were members of the Johnson Creek Seniors and the Barker Seniors.  Gerry enjoyed playing horseshoes, dominoes, word puzzles and playing cards, especially euchre at the Hartland Conservation Club.  He worked at Upson in Lockport for over 35 years and after their closing, he was a truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers: Charles and Walter.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol; daughter, Annette (Todd) Carpenter; son, Scott (Angela) Fuller; grandchildren: Jordan, Brandon and Alyssa Fuller, Lukas Koller, Patrick Carpenter; brothers William Fuller, Lawrence (Karen) Fuller; sister, Evelyn (Clifford) Johnston; sisters-in-law: Judy and Pat Fuller; special friend, Tom (Annette) Meaney; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Ave., Gasport NY 14067 on Sat., May 22, 1-2 p.m. where his Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Dale Association Inc., 33 Ontario St., Lockport, NY 14094; or Gasport American Legion, 2299 Quaker Rd., Gasport, NY 14067.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, Gasport NY. To share a special memory of Gerry please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

Richard Griffin, 83, of Albion passed away on May 1, 2021. He was born Nov. 7, 1937 in  to the late Francis and Rita (Gramlich) Griffin. Richard was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served from 1956-1960. He was a recipient of the “Babe Ruth Award” in 1955 and inducted into the Albion High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. He was a retiree of Owens Illinois in Brockport and the Village of Albion. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Janice, and son, Mark. Richard is survived by his daughters: Sarah (Scott) Hess, Martha (Dean) London, Elizabeth Mowers, grandchildren, Kate, Michael, Andrew, Paul, Dennis; three great-grandchildren; brothers: Fr. David, Donald; and sister, Karen Hobson. Services for Richard will be held privately. Richard’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Richard, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Lysbeth “Betsy” Hoffman, 82, of Lakeside Bluff/Waterport died Feb. 18, 2021 in her home following a long illness. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, on Sat., May 15, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  followed by her Memorial Service immediately following visitation at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carlton Fire Department, 14341 Waterport-Carlton Rd., Albion, NY 14411. To share a special memory of Betsy, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

William “Bill” Ireland, 92, of Kendall passed away peacefully May 2, 2021 at his home.  He was born Jan. 19, 1929 in Bainbridge, NY a son of the late William E. and Frances (Dunshee) Ireland.  Bill was a former employee of Cold Spring Construction and enjoyed mowing his lawn.  He was an avid hunter and conservationist, but most of all was devoted to his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Tammie Sample.  He is survived by his daughter, Denise Norton; grandchildren: J.R. Norton, Mike (Shayla) Norton, John Ireland, Natasha Sietmann, Matthew Norton, Brian Norton, April Sample, Christopher Norton, Duane Sample, Phillip Norton; several great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild on the way; sisters: Irene Tillapaugh and Deanna Vogt; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Bill’s graveside service was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, E. Avenue, Albion on Fri., May 7. Memorials may be made to the Murray Joint Fire District, 7 Thomas St., Holley, NY 14470; or the Kendall Fire Dept., 1879 Kendall Rd., Kendall, NY 14476. Bill’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 21 West Ave., Albion.  To share a special memory of Bill, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Charles F. Kibler, Jr. “Charlie”, 76, of Middleport passed away peacefully on May 2, 2021. He was born in Java Center, NY on Oct. 17, 1944, son of the late Margaret (Knies) and Charles F. Kibler Sr. Charlie enjoyed camping, staying active outdoors, and tinkering with anything that had a motor. He was a man that was never afraid to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Charlie was known as “the Miracle Man” at Roswell for his fight with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer for almost 4 years! In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Linda (Pleace) in 2005. Charlie is survived by his fiancé, Lorna Burns of Middleport; children: Christopher of Raleigh, NC, Greg (Maureen) of Arcade, NY, Cheryl Lina of East Aurora, NY, Joelle Newman of Wilmington, NC, Shawn (Laura) of Middleport, NY, Brandon of Medina, NY, and Kyle (Cortney) of Gasport, NY; grandchildren: Joshua, Patrick, Christina, Dustin, Tyler, Ryan, Samantha, Madison, Dawson, Jadra, Conrad, Sydney, Kayla; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings: Cathy (Bob) Williams of Newport, NC, Bob (Brenda) of Java, NY, Norm (Karen) of Richmond, VA, Dennis of Richmond, VA; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There are no prior calling hours. A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held in the near future. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240; or pay forward a good deed to help someone out like Charlie has always done. Charlie’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, Middleport, NY. To share a special memory of Charlie, please visit his Facebook page and/or visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

William A. Murphy, 92, of Holley died April 29, 2021 in Elderwood of Brockport following a long illness.  He was born Feb. 24, 1929 in Holley, a son of George W. and Marguerite (Nesbitt) Murphy.  Bill was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion, VFW and Navy Club of Brockport.  He also belonged to the NYS Telephone Pioneers, the Holley Fire Department, the Antique Car Club of Batavia and enjoyed collecting, restoring and driving his classic cars.  Mr. Murphy was predeceased by his wife Betty (Ward); daughter, Kathy Murphy Rought; brother, Bob and sisters: Lois Dill and Betty Rocco.  He is survived by his son: Jack (Judy) Murphy of Md.; daughters: Linda (John) Nielsen of Holley, Roberta (Howard) Knight of Maine; brother, Harold Murphy of SC; grandchildren: Lisa and Matthew Nielsen, Beth Eisenberg, Rebecca Murphy; great-grandchildren: Ethan, Jessica, Gregory; as well and several nieces, nephews and special friend, Eleanor Nichols.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to attend Bill’s Graveside Service with Military Honors in Hillside Cemetery-Holley on Mon., May 17 at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Honor Flight of Rochester, P.O. Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692.  Bill’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley.  To share a special memory of Bill, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Lois J. Sprester 89, of Medina, formally of Middleport, NY entered into rest on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, NY. Born on October 23, 1931 in Middleport, NY, she was the daughter of the late Walter B. and Florence (Fizette) Newton.

Lois attended Roy Hart School and later married the late Kenneth Litchfield, making their home in Middleport and raising four children. She worked various jobs including waitressing at the Apple Grove Inn and was owner/operator of Litch’s Store in Middleport and lastly retired from Harrison Radiator in 1995. Lois was a member of the East Shelby Community Bible Church and was a former member of the Lockport Eagles and the Medina VFW and the Medina American Legion. In her retirement years she enjoyed reading and going to the casino. Lois is survived by her two children, Marsha Snyder of Medina and her son, Eric Litchfield of Barker, a daughter-in-law, Tara Sprester of Middleport. Also survived are 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Lois is predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Litchfield and her second husband, Forrest Sprester, three sons, Marty and Ricky Litchfield and Blaine Sprester and a son-in-law Donald Snyder. Relatives and friends may attend a graveside service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Salt Works Rd. Medina with the Rev. Erik Olsen officiating. *Wearing of Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lois’s name to the East Shelby Community Bible Church,   5278 E Shelby Rd, Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14104. Please light a candle or share a memory of Lois at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com 

Mark D. “Don” Vaughn, 91, of Medina, NY, passed away suddenly on Tue., April 27, 2021 at his home. Born on June 9, 1929 in Romulus, NY, he was the son of the late Fred A. and Alma (Appleton) Vaughn. Don attended Lyndonville School. In 1950 he married the former Gertrude Acker. Together they raised six children. Gertrude passed in 1967 and he married the former Viola Fearby who passed in 1988. He then married the former Mary Joan Dunn in 1989. Don worked for 30 years at American Brake Pad and lastly for Orchard Manor and the Willows.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was a member of the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club and social member of Medina Vet’s Club. Don is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Joan Vaughn; children: Les (Sandra) Vaughn of Medina, Darryl Vaughn of Jasper, NY, Terry (Graciela) Vaughn of Naples, Fla. and Ann Marie (Ivan) Cummings of Onley, Va.; sister, Alice Zacher of Medina; step-children: Marcia Dunn of Tenn., Chris (Sharon) Dunn of Holley, Mary (John) Stenson of Mass., Edward (Teresa) Dunn of Fla., 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his former wives, Don is predeceased by siblings: James Vaughn, Mary Smith, Robert Vaughn, Eva Parker, Wilma Taylor, Myron Vaughn, Beatrice Childs, George Vaughn, Pearl Vaughn, and Mabel Dixon; son, Mitchel Lee Vaughn; and daughter, Joan Fearby. Relatives and friends called at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina on Mon., May 3, 2021 where a funeral service was also held. Burial was private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Don’s name to the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club, 3875 Bates Rd., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Don at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com