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Cheryl L. Bearss, 47, of Lyndonville, NY, entered into rest on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Born on September 20, 1976, in Montpelier, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Elliott and Mary Edith (Flick) Sheldon. Cheryl graduated from Medina High School and married the late Paul Bearss on September 17, 1996. Together, they raised three daughters. She worked as a Manager for a McDonald’s Restaurant in Oswego, NY, and worked various other jobs locally. Cheryl enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and was a full-time babysitter for her family and friends. Cheryl is survived by her three daughters, Brittany Bearss of Nebraska, twins Brianna and Brooke Bearss, both of Medina, NY; six siblings, Alice Kionka of Indianapolis, Maevonne (Ernest) Luckman of Knowlesville, NY, Shelly (David McKeever) McAdoo of Medina, NY, Gerald (Cheryl) Dona of Albion, NY, Mark (Heather Kenward) Sheldon of Medina, NY, and John Sheldon of Medina, NY. Also surviving is a mother-in-law, Sandra Hinckley of Medina, NY, and several cousins, Nieces, nephews, and other extended family in Vermont. Besides her parents and husband, Cheryl is predeceased by two sons, Nicholas and James. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 11AM-1PM at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made in Cheryl’s name to Uconnect Care Behavioral Health Services (formerly GCASA), 249 East Ave, Albion, NY 14411. Please light a candle or share a memory of Cheryl at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Michael J. Crowley (August 27, 1952 – November 14, 2023)It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael John Crowley. Mike passed away on November 14, 2023 at the age of 71, in his hometown of Medina, New York after a long battle with cancer. Mike graduated from Medina High School, class of 1970. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in history from SUNY Brockport. After graduating, Mike started his career in Orleans County as a Probation Officer. He had a 27-year career in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, retiring as a Senior Parole Officer in 2012. Mike was an avid sports enthusiast and athlete. It is accurate to say that sports were an essential part of Mike’s life. He was a devoted fan of the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Braves. As an athlete, he excelled at basketball, baseball, softball, billiards, bowling, and golf. Mike won numerous local and state awards, tournaments, and recognitions including a hole-in-one at Clayton Country Club, bowling a 300 at Medina Bowling Lanes, and winning the NYS Collegiate Billiards Championship. He was a member of numerous softball championship teams as well. After retiring, Mike split his time between Venice, Florida and Clayton, New York. He felt fortunate to be able to live in both places and said, “he had the best of both worlds.” No matter where Mike was, he always found time for a round of golf. In retirement, Mike enjoyed traveling with friends and family, and fulfilled his dreams to see Alaska and Ireland. He loved spending time with his family, especially his two grandsons, Finn and Charlie. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, John Crowley and Catherine (Murphy) Crowley; his brother, James Crowley; and uncle, Richard Crowley. He is survived by his partner, Elizabeth Lyon; sister, Patricia (David) Bellucci; son, Benjamin Crowley (Madeleine Campbell); daughter, Megan Crowley (Samuel Newberry); son, Samuel Crowley; grandsons, Finn and Charlie Crowley; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Mike was a loving and supportive father, brother, grandfather, neighbor, and friend. He brought people together and made friends wherever he went. Those who knew Mike will miss his humor and affable, friendly presence. A memorial service will be held privately by the family and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. All are welcome to join the family at a gathering to remember Mike on Friday, Dec. 1 from 3-5PM at the Knights of Columbus, 418 Main St., Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Herman C. Hicks, age 89, passed away November 20th, 2023. He was born April 1, 1934 in Barre to the late Howard and Neva (Joslyn) Hicks. Herman was a dairy farmer for more than 50 years at his family farm, Hicks Hollow Farms in Barre. He was a founding member of the Barre Volunteer Fire Company in 1961 and served as Assistant Chief for several years. He served as a Fire Commissioner for over 15 years, Town of Barre Councilman for 20 years, and the Eastern Sire Committee for 20 years as well. In his spare time, he enjoyed going hunting on his property with his family and also Black Bear hunting in Quebec (where he got one), and Mountain Lion hunting in Nevada. Herman enjoyed his most recent job at Walmart where he worked as a greeter for 10 years.  He was a member of Harvest Christian Fellowship since its inception in Albion in 1991. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Marcia Pawlaczyk, and brother-in-law, Ronald Radzinski. Herman is survived by his wife, Maralee, whom he married on August 20, 1955, children, Dr. David (Patti) Hicks, Rev. Daniel (Tammie) Hicks, and Thomas Hicks (Mary DiFilippo). Herman is also survived by his grandson, Matthew Hicks, granddaughter, Amanda (Micah) Maxim and their children Carter and Logan, granddaughter, Emily (Bradley) Hummel, grandson, Stephen (Rachel) Hicks and their children, Mason and Everett, granddaughter, Laura (Nathan) Herbert and their daughter Elle, grandson: Thomas E. (Jessica) Hicks and unborn baby Hicks, and the mother of Stephen, Laura and Thomas, Mary (Scott) Marsh, sister, Pauline Radzinkski, brothers-in-law, Charles (Mary) Juliana, Donald Pawlaczyk, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Sunday November 26th from 1-4pm. Herman’s funeral service will be held at Harvest Christian Fellowship, 560 East Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Monday, November 27th at 10am. Interment will follow in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Herman’s name may be made to Harvest Christian Fellowship. To share a special memory of Herman, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

John Edward “Ed” Lozaw, My loving Dad, John Edward “Ed” Lozaw, went to be with our heavenly Mom on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, NY. John is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Gary) Cornelius, his stepsons James (Ita) Paron and Jerry (Linda) Paron; Grandchildren- Julie (Quintin) Tyler, Marcy Paron (Jeffrey Miller), Chad (Erin) Cornelius, Janelle (Josef) Foster, Michelle Crosby, Rebecca (Aason) Cook and Nicole (Ryan) Mattison and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Prentice, sister’s-in-law Margaret (Peg) Lozaw and Carol Ingraham and many nieces and nephews and friends. John was predeceased by his loving wife Marie and his parents Margaret Lozaw Horne, John Edward Lozaw and Edward Horne, his sisters Eileen Capurso, Marjorie Fisher, Alice Townsend and Helen Conklin and his brothers William Lozaw, James Lozaw, Robert Horne, and James Horne. John was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1935, and moved to Niagara Falls in 1942 where he attended St John DeLaSalle, and Bishop Duffy graduating in 1953. He entered the US Army in 1954, while serving in the Korean War. He received three letters of appreciation and received the Good Conduct Medal. Sargeant Lozaw was discharged in 1957. He then went to DeVry technical school and received his diploma in TV and Radio. He went to work with the International Operating Engineers Local 463, became a member of the executive board where he served the union as Auditor, Vice President, President, Business Agent and retired as Business Manager. Mom and Dad married on October 28, 1972. They built their dream home and loved to decorate for Christmas. Dad was a constant visual by her side when she became ill. Through Dad’s generosity, he received numerous awards: Make a Wish Foundation, AFL CIO, Niagara County Legislature declared Ed Lozaw Day-December 19, 1977, for all his community service. Relatives and friends called on Monday November 20, 2023, from 4-8 p.m. at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, Medina, NY 14103 where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jan Trela officiating. Burial will be in the Cold Springs Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, Memorial may be made in John’s name to Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14227. Please light a candle or share a memory of John at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Nicholas “Nicky” Mastromonico Friday, November 10, 2023 Predeceased by his mother, RoseMary. Father, Nicholas Mastromonico. Stepfather, Herman Viele. Brother, Clark Viele. Grandson, Marcus. Survived by his daughters, Nichol, Angela, Danielle, Sarah. Stepdaughter, Kelly. Grandchildren, Anjalee, Alana, Allisa Shea, Ivan, Mia, Julianna Brothers, Rocco, Carl (Sherry), Ricky (Deborah), Robert F. Viele. Many nephews, nieces and friends, too many to mention. Special friend, Terry. Friends and family may call 3-6pm Tuesday November 21, 2023 at New Comer Cremations and Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Ave. (west of Long Pond Rd.) Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10am in the funeral home chapel. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Full military honors by the US Marine Corp. In lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to a US Veteran’s charity of choice in memory of Nicky.

Terry P. Mielcarek, age 70, of Medina, passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 9, 2023. Born May 9, 1953, he was a son of Stanley and Elizabeth (Marciniak) Mielcarek. Terry was a graduate of Medina High School and went on to study at the United Technical Institute. He had a niche for electronics and programming, which lead him to start his own business making plaques and signs among other things. Terry was a very caring and loving soul who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his son, Joshua (Abby) Mielcarek; his mother, Elizabeth Mielcarek; and brother, Bruce Mielcarek. He was predeceased by his father, Stanley in 1988.  Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2-4PM at Cooper Funeral home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Interment will be at a later date. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Kenneth Charles Ralph Sr, age 67, of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. He was born in Batavia, New York on September 6, 1956. In 1973, Kenneth enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His first tour of duty was in Vietnam in1974, and he returned home with an Honorable Discharge in 1978.  He was married to Juliet Ralph for 49 years. Kenneth had a career as a Truck Driver for Ralph and Sons Trucking. He had a passion for fishing, hunting, and hanging out. He is survived by, wife, Juliet Ralph; Children, Billy Joe (Shirley) Ralph and Kenneth Ralph Jr; Grandchildren, Dominick Charles Ralph, Sydney Lauren Ralph, and Kairo Kenneth Ralph; Siblings Eddie Ralph of North Carolina, Maryjane Kobylanski of NY Pamela (Kevin) Pullen of FL, David (Bernice) Austin of NY, Gayle Clynne of MN, Julius Vercruysse of TX, Charlene Rocatto of North Carolina, and a sister-in-law, Roxanne Austin of Lockport. Relatives and friends may call from 10 AM- 12 PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Burial will be in the Millville Cemetery, with full military honors. Please light a candle or share a memory of Kennth at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Michael Tower, It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Michael H. Tower, a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend. Michael departed this world on September 27, 2023, at the age of 42, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, generosity, and unwavering devotion. Michael was born on August 28th, 1981, in Rochester NY to Beverly J Salisbury and Michael Tower. He grew up in Albion NY, where he quickly became known for his infectious smile, boundless curiosity, and his fun-loving spirit. Michael met the love of his life, Sarah Laubacher, in 1998, and their union was a testament to the enduring power of love and partnership. Together, they had four children, Tristan Tower, Mackenzie Tower, Caiden Tower and Parker Tower instilling in them the values of compassion, integrity and imagination that Michael held dear. He cherished his role as a parent and later as a grandparent, finding immense joy in watching his family flourish. Michael had a passion for art which he pursued with enthusiasm and skill. Whether it was drawing, repurposing found materials, or building art pieces from scratch, he approached each endeavor with a zest for life that inspired those around him. His love for these activities not only brought him joy but also served as a source of connection and camaraderie with friends and loved ones. Michael had a keen sense of humor, a warm and welcoming demeanor, and an ability to make anyone feel at ease in his presence. His friendship was treasured by many, and his wisdom was sought after by all who knew him. Michael was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Salisbury, and father, Michael Tower; his wife, Sarah Laubacher; and his son, Tristan Tower. He is survived by his children Mackenzie Tower, Caiden Tower, and Parker Tower and his brothers Edward Goodwin, Archie Stamp, and Zachariah Tower. Michaels passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and selflessness that will continue to inspire us all. As we bid farewell to Michael, we take solace in the knowledge that he is now reunited with his beloved wife, Sarah, and son, Tristan, in a place of eternal peace. May his memory bring us comfort and his legacy continue to shine brightly in our lives. Michael, you will be deeply missed, but your legacy will forever be a guiding light in our lives. May you rest in eternal peace.

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