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Linda (Newton) Baker, 71, went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 2023 at the Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas under hospice care. Linda was born on November 11, 1951 in Canastota, NY, the daughter of the late Herman and Gladys (Niles) Newton. On July 4, 1985 she married the late Stewart P. Baker of Medina. The couple made their home in Medina until moving to Arlington, Texas in 2018. Linda was a stay-at-home mother and worked as a substitute teacher in many school districts. Survivors include her son, Paul C. (Meagan) Baker of Arlington, TX; grandson, Graydon J. Baker; brothers, James (Bonnie) Newton and Daniel (Dawn) Newton; brother-in-law, Stephen Baker; several nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Baker on March 6, 2020; and sister-in-law, Theresa Newton. There will be no prior visitation. Her graveside committal service will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Lynhaven Cemetery in Lyndonville with a luncheon following at the Yates Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Yates Baptist Church, 11365 East Yates Center Rd., Lyndonville, NY 14098 or the Mayfield Road Baptist Church, 1701 E Mayfield Rd., Arlington, TX 76014. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Jacqueline Granzow-Bennett April 14, 1961 — May 19, 2023, 62, passed away May 19, 2023 following a long illness. She was born in Medina, NY April 14, 1961. Jacqueline loved bird watching and was a talented cake decorator. She was predeceased by her parents, Sharon (Barnard) McAvoy and Alfred McAvoy, brother, Ronald W. Granzow. Jacqueline is survived her son Jeremy Granzow; husband Dennis Bennett; brothers, Russell (Marybeth) Granzow, Harry (Margie) Granzow and John (Tammy) McAvoy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jacqueline’s family received friends at the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home 4521 main St. Gasport, NY on Thursday May 25 from 12-2:00pm, followed by her funeral service at the funeral home at 2:00pm. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Home Companions 788 Birchwood Dr. Lockport, NY 14094. To share a special memory of Jacqueline, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Kevin R. Christy, age 72, died unexpectedly November 16, 2022 in Medina Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 27, 1950 in Albion to Robert and Sophie (Carr) Christy and was a life-long resident of this area. Kevin was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, and served as the Commander for the Sheret Post #35 American Legion as well as belonging to the Albion VFW.  As a 1968 graduate of Albion Central Schools, he became an Electrical Engineer with Harris Corp. in Rochester.  He loved working on his classic cars, was a big sports fan, enjoyed cooking and was an avid NY Yankees and San Francisco Giant fan.  Above all, Kevin was a very giving person with a heart of gold. He is survived by his significant other of over 30 years, Linda DeCarlo of Albion, his sister: Karen Donaldson of NH, nieces: Lori (Brian) Todd, Christie (Todd) Bergeron, a nephew: John Donaldson as well as several great nieces and great nephews. There will be no calling hours.  Kevin’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 27th at 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Church, W. Park St. Albion, NY 14411 and Interment in WNY National Cemetery will be held immediately following at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516.  Kevin’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Albion.  To share a special memory of Kevin, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Leslie T. Fisher, age 85, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Born May 6, 1938 in Buffalo, he was a son of the late Theron and Frances (Burke) Fisher. Mr. Fisher served in the NY Army National Guard from 1956-1966. On August 2, 1967 he married the former Ruth M. Thomas. He was employed by the Division of Military and Naval Affairs for 32 years and retired as Superintendent of the Masten Avenue Armory. In addition to his parents, Mr. Fisher was predeceased by his son, Leslie Fisher, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Ruth M. Fisher of Middleport; children, Richard (Fiancé Wendy) Clark, Carol Powell, Sharon (Bennett) Grimes and Lori (Donald) Currier; siblings, Diane Davis, Paul (Linda) Fisher, Christine (Jack) Halligan and Marylin (David) Nesbitt; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside committal service held on Wednesday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Karen E. Knight, age 67, died in her home peacefully May 21, 2023 after a long illness. She was born October 4, 1955 in Poughkeepsie, NY and had lived most of her life in the Livingston County area until about 8 months ago when she moved to Middleport. Karen was a woman of faith and loved her God s well as the outdoors and nature. Her greatest passion in life however, were her grandchildren.  Mrs. Knight was predeceased by her son: Brandon Campbell, her brother: Michael and her sister: Robin. She is survived by her children: Mallisa Knight of Middleport, Amie (Robert) Butler of Gates, Breanna (Joshua Menz) Knight of Mt. Morris, her brother David, her sisters: Linda, Donna, Heidi, Deborah, 11 grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours and her Celebration of Life and interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY, 14094-1231. Karen’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home of Middleport. To share a special memory of Karen, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Sidney Richard London – age 78 – passed away May 17, 2023. Dick was born on Oct. 15, 1944, to the Charles and Ellen Gibson London of Waterport. He was a graduate of Albion Central School. A born salesman, Dick began his career immediately after high school working for A & P grocery as a produce broker. Over the years, he owned his own business and worked with and for various farmers in the area. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting. He volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, was a member of the Carlton Fire Dept. and a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Batavia. He sold Christmas trees for many years and always wanted to play Santa. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wende Hall London, and his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Son Todd London, Grandson Travis, and great grandson Ace. Granddaughter Morgan (Brad) and great grandchildren Sailer, Remi, and Tallulah. Son Dean (Martha) London, grandson Andrew (Katie) and great grandchildren Charming and Finn. Daughter Nicole (Dustin) Decarlo, Grandsons Dominic (Maddie) and Matthew (Cate) great granddaughter Halina. Daughter Melanee London, grandson Cooper, granddaughters Piper and Bella. Brother  the late Charles (Ann) London Brother, F. Jerry (Monica) London. Sister Veda (Robert) VerCruysse, and many, many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 306 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. There will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of life will be held at the St. Mary’s Athletic Club, 536 Moore St. Albion, NY at 2 PM on Sunday, June 4.

Carol A. (Marsh) Mayer, 79, passed away peacefully May 21, 2023.  She was born March 23, 1944 in Rochester, NY, a daughter of the late Frederick and Virginia (Coffey) Marsh.  Carol graduated from Nazareth Academy in 1962 and after high school worked at Eastman Kodak Co. Carol married William (Bill) Mayer in 1964.  She was a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her children and then went to work for 30 plus years at the Orleans County Department of Social Services.  Carol also worked at Orleans County Emergency Management.  Being community minded, Carol was a member and Treasurer for the Murray-Holley Historical Society, volunteered at St. Rocco’s Festival and the Hoag Library.  Carol will also be remembered as an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Holley.  Carol was an avid reader, loved the daily newspaper crossword, loved trivia and never missed Jeopardy. Carol was predeceased by her husband William D. Mayer; siblings, Robert (Maura) Marsh, Elizabeth (James) Pierce. Carol is survived by her children, Barb (Ed) Snyder, Debra Mayer and Rich (Donna) Mayer; grandchildren, Andrew Krantz, Nick and Alec Mayer; siblings, Patricia (Charles) Donner, Catherine (John) Bovenzi; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Earl) Hinkson, Chris Mannara; brother-in-law Don (Jody) Mayer; several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, especially Art and Charlene Sielaff. Carol’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 16650 State Route 31, Holley on Tuesday May 30, from 4:00-7:00PM.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s R.C. Church on Wednesday May 31, at 10:00am.  Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester. Memorials in Carol’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church 9 S. Main St. Holley, NY 14470 or Hoag Library 134 S. Main St. Albion, NY 14411. To share a special memory of Carol, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

James D. McBain - passed away May 17,2023 at The Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca N.Y. Jim enjoyed putting miles on his Honda Goldwing, tending to his chickens and spending time at his nephew and nieces Tommy and Jill McBain Jim was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Virginia McBain, Brother Ralph “butch” McBain, Sisters Barbra LaBarge, Charlene Brown, Carol Farnham, Kathy McBain and his beloved dog Nakita Jim is survived by his daughter April (fiancé’ Christopher Little) Hatch, Brother Michael (Darla) McBain, Sisters Patricia (John) Babcock, Christine (Robert) Baslow, Valerie (Ralph) Sterling as well as many nephews and nieces. The family will be celebrating Jim’s life at a later date to be determined.

Elaine Marie Proctor born September 19th 1940 passed on April 28th 2023 at her home in Brockport New York. She’s preceded in death by her mother and father Gordon and Katherine Proctor and leaves behind her four children Frank and Dan Snyder, James Luft and Julie Shiley also her beloved grandchildren Garrett and Kelsey Luft, Mitchell and Emilie Shiley. She lived a life of adventure and travel and shared so much with her family. She loved the lord and will be laid to rest at St Joseph’s Cemetery in Albion NY. A graveside service will be held on May 20th at Noon.

Randy S. Vincent, of Nicholasville, KY/Lockport, NY,  age 62, died May 17, 2023 at his residence following a long illness.  He was born January 7, 1961 in Lockport to Douglas E. and Patricia (Brado) Vincent and had lived in this area until moving to KY in 2000.  Randy loved animals, enjoyed bowling and playing BINGO.  Mr. Vincent was predeceased by his wife Kelly. He is survived by his children: Erica (Kyle Cervini) Reed of Batavia, Nick Vincent of Pt. Jervis, his Mother: Patricia Leibring of Gasport, his brother: James (Kathy) Vincent of UT, his sisters: Shelley (Robert) Martens of Gasport, Tricia (John) Haney of Lockport, 5 grandchildren: Bradley, Alyssa, Aaron, Sophia, Bella as well as several nieces, nephews and his faithful companion: Bobbi. There will be no calling hours and a private service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY, 14304 or the Bluegrass Hospice, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY, 40504.  Randy’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home of Gasport.  To share a special memory of Randy, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

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