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Obituaries

Tamara L. Adams, 53, of Clarendon, died Aug. 12, 2019, at her residence following a brief illness.  She was born Oct. 22, 1965, in Rochester to Gary and Dianne (Konvinse) Adams. She lived in this area her entire life. Tammy was a member of the Clarendon Lions Club, a was former Communications Specialist at GCC. She enjoyed running, travelling, playing BINGO, hand cycling and raising her children. She was predeceased by her sister Shelly, and a son, Neil Brundage. She is survived by her partner in life for over 15 years, David Brundage; her children: Natasha (Todd) Burger of Caledonia, Christa Richards of Clarendon, Adrian Richards of Georgia, Jason Brundage of Irondequoit, Pauline Twardowski of Gaines, and Daniel Brundage of Kendall; her mother, Dianne (John) Albers of Clarendon; her father, Gary (Mary) Adams of Clarendon; her sisters Melanie Adams of Spencerport, and Val Adams of Holley; many grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  There were no prior calling hours. Tammy’s service and interment were held privately at the familys’ convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clarendon Lions Club, P.O. Box 34, Clarendon, NY, 14429. Tammy’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley. To share a special memory of Tammy, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Peter E. Allen, 78, of Barre, passed away May 25, 2019, at Rochester General Hospital.  He was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Batavia, a son of the late Leon and Grace (Peters) Allen.  Peter was a 1958 graduate of Albion High School and served his country in the United States Army. He was a former employee of Freeman’s Cycle Ranch and retired from the Orleans County Highway Department. Peter started motorcycle racing at an early age and was a very active life member of the Crusaders Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed sharing his love and knowledge of motorcycles with several generations, especially with the Standish and Hazel families. He traveled with them throughout the United States and Canada. Peter touched many lives and will be remembered by many in the racing circuit.  When Peter wasn’t busy with racing he enjoyed NASCAR. He is survived by his brother, William (Donna) Allen; his H.A.S. family; Leon and Deloris Standish, Kevin and Dawn Hazel, Dean and Cyndy Standish, Brandi and Jeremy DiMatteo, Bryan Hazel, Brad and Amy Hazel, Trevor Standish, Jace and Braelyn DiMatteo, Aviannah Hughson, Brody and Bryson Hazel; three nieces and many friends. A graveside service with Military Honors was held Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, at Millville Cemetery (East Shelby Road) at 12 p.m.  A Celebration of Pete’s Life followed at the Hazels’, 13228 Otter Lane, Albion beginning at 2 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411.  Peter’s arrangements were entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Peter, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Royce N. Caleb Sr., 82, of Medina entered into rest on Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Born March 4, 1937, he was a son of the late Harrison W. and Ana Marie (Davis) Caleb. Royce graduated from Medina High School in 1955 and went on to serve in the Air National Guard. For many years he owned and operated the Towpath Grocery Store in Knowlesville alongside his wife, Beverly. Royce was a lifelong member and past president of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company and was also involved with the Medina Mustang Band Boosters. He worked for many years as a truck driver for Keeler Construction after which he worked as a bus driver for Medina Central School District. Whether he was running his water-hauling business, doing woodworking or helping out his neighbors, Royce loved to keep busy. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Survivors include his three children: Royce “Rusty” (Lanore) Caleb, Jr., Debra (Bill) Lavigne and Terry (Wendy) Caleb; seven grandchildren: Stephanie (Eric) Bock, Brian Caleb, Adam (Jennifer) Lavigne, Courtney (Michael) Gilday, Allison (Chris) Reichard, Nicole (Brent) Habgood and Kristopher (Michael) Reinstadtler; eight great-granchildren; sisters in-law, Luella Caleb, Janice Caleb and Donna Chilson; several nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly C. Caleb on April 11, 2019; and four siblings: Ruth (Frank) Fenton, Harrison (Ruthie) Caleb, Arnold Caleb and Lyell Caleb. Family and friends are invited to a casual reception in memory of Royce on Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. at the Ridgeway Fire Hall, 11392 Ridge Rd., Medina. Burial will be in Millville Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgeway Fire Department or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Please share condolences and memories at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Paul H. Cobb, 58, of Hamlin, died Aug. 13, 2019, suddenly at his residence. He was born June 9, 1961 in Rochester and was a life-long resident of this area. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughters: Andrea (Anthony) Cobb and their son, Landon of Hamlin, and Dawn (Tim) Liposchak of Greece; his sister, Candace Cobb-Palozzi of Albion; his nephew, Shaun (Ashley) Cobb of Kendall; his niece, Samantha Palozzi of Albion; as well as additional nieces, nephews and great-nephews. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Rt. 31, Holley, on Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. ONLY. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience. To share a special memory of Paul, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Robert “Bob” Coville Jr., 58, of Albion, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2019, after a short illness. He was born July 30, 1961, in Albion to the late Robert and Alice (Thiel) Coville, Sr. Bob was a simple man who found the most joy in spending time with his family and doing things around the house. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings Barbara Coville and Larry Peruzzini. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sue; daughters, Jamie (Joe) Rotoli, and Barbara (Scott) Ward; grandchildren: Christian, Nick, Brayden, and Scott; father, Richard Peruzzini; siblings Margaret (Chuck) Swan, Janet (Don) McClary, Kim (Doug) Mergler, and David Peruzzini; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends at the East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 E. Shelby Rd., Medina, NY 14103 on Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, from 10-11 a.m., where his funeral service followed at 11 a.m. Interment was held in East Shelby Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Neuroscience Institute at Rochester Regional Health, 1415 Portland Ave., Suite 445, Rochester, NY 14621. Bob’s arrangements were entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Ave., Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Bob, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Elmer A. LePard, 97, of Middleport, died Aug. 13, 2019, in Niagara Hospice. He was born July 29, 1922, in Middleport and was a lifetime resident of this area. Elmer lived and worked on his dairy farm with his wife and children for more than 25 years. He also worked at the Niagara Power Project and for 22 years at Harrison Radiator. Elmer was a member of the Medina Moose, the Eagles, and was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons for over 75 years. He will always be remembered for his big smile and the love he had for his family. Elmer was the beloved husband of the late Bernice (Reisman) LePard, and the beloved father of Brenda Campbell, Sandra (Leslie) Vaughn, Carol (Wayne) Woodin Jr., Ronald LePard and the late Laura LePard. He was the dear grandfather of Tracey, Jeffrey, Tricia, Aaron, Eric, Lisa, Christopher, Jeremy, Ashley and Spencer. He was great-grandfather of Jordan, Clayton, Ryan, Mason, Aurora, Thomas, Tucker, Wessin and Kalyn. He was the brother of his late twin sister Eleanor Dees-Detweiler, and also to John LePard, Violet Ward-Haubert, Gladys Jann, Hazel McKenna, Edna Mae Conlin. He’s also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, on Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. where his Funeral Service will be held Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial in Elmer’s name may do so to: Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY, 14094. To share a special memory of Elmer, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

William R. Ogden, 73, of Albion, died Aug. 13, 2019, in the Martin Linsin Residence following a short illness. He was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Clearfield, Pa., to Willard and Betty (Lanagar) Ogden. He lived in this area most of his life. Bill worked as a Supervisor at United Memorial Medical Center, had a love for motorcycles, playing the guitar, and enjoying his dog, especially Rottweilers. Mr. Ogden was predeceased by his wife, Gail. He is survived by his daughter, Holly Finnin of Batavia; his brother, Robert; his sisters, Martha and Barbara; as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There was no visitation. Services and interment in Morganville Cemetery were held at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. Bill’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Bill, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Barbara J. Parada, 82, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Medina, entered into rest on Aug. 7, 2019, in Naples, Fla. Born June 18, 1937, in Batavia, Barbara was a daughter of the late John and Irene (Schriener) Bloom. She was a graduate of Batavia High School. She married Edward F. Parada, Jr. on Aug. 26, 1961, and together raised their family in Medina. Barbara was a longtime parishioner of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church in Medina. She was a member of the Rosary Society and the Medina Mustang Band Boosters. An avid Elvis fan, she enjoyed listening to ‘50s music. Barbara worked as a baker in the cafeteria at Medina Central School and baked and decorated many wedding and graduation cakes for families around the area. An amazing baker, Barbara will be best remembered for her delicious chocolate chip cookies. Survivors include her daughter Michele A. (Michael) Standish of Naples, Fla.; son, Michael E. (Kathleen) Parada of Adams, Mass.; five grandchildren: Dr. Matthew P. (Marisa) Tracey of Johnstown, Pa., Kyle J. Parada of Bonita Springs, Fla., Nathan E. Standish of Naples, Fla., Ryan M. Parada of Adams, Mass., and Katherine E. Standish of Naples, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene Wanecski, Mary Jane Szczechowiak, Anthony Parada and Maxine Parada; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Beside her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. Parada, Jr. on May 12, 2006; her daughter Jolene M. Tracey on Aug. 7, 2014; son in-law Thomas Tracey in 2014; and sister Nancy L. Wanecski on July 2, 2003. Calling hours were held on Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, Medina. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Historic Palace Theatre, P.O. Box 19, Lockport, NY 14095 or a charity of one’s choice. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Alvin W. Smith, 80, of East Shelby, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, at Buffalo General Hospital, after a long illness. Born on Nov. 11, 1938, in Medina, N.Y., he was the son of the late Clinton and Mary (Baker) Smith. In 1957, Alvin graduated from Medina High School and went to work at Harrison Radiator for 10 years. He then left to work on the family farm in East Shelby. Alvin enjoyed playing black jack and craps at the casino. He is survived by a daughter, Nicole (Terry) Goodrich of Medina, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Abigail and Grace; siblings Marian Rechakn of Cape Coral, Fla., and Martin Smith of Lockport, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Loretta Smith of Medina, N.Y., and Wanda Smith of Deltona, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Alvin is predeceased by his brothers Myron, Howard and James Smith. Relatives and friends called from 9-11 a.m. on Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103, where the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. The Rev. Russell Peters officiated and burial was in the Millville Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Alvin’s name to: American Heart Association, 25 Circle Street, Suite 102, Rochester, NY 14607-1007. Please light a candle or share a memory of Alvin at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.

Harold “Hal” Joseph Thompson, 58, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, doing what he loved with his brother by his side. Hal was a humble yet larger-than-life person. He loved his work, hiking and, most of all, his family. He was an honorable man who served his country and his community. He will be missed by many. He is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Blake Russell. He is survived by his father, Harold (Barbara) Thompson; mother, Eleanor Thompson; son, Blake (Brittaney) Thompson; daughter, Erica (Fred Pittman) Russell; grandchildren, Jessica Birchfiel, Brittany Birchfiel and Kaylin Pittman; brother, Kris (Julie) Thompson; and sisters, Cindy (Walt) Makowski, Laurie (Reid) Cole, and Eileen (Scott) Ryan; and a host of family and friends. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., A memorial service followed at 7 p.m. The Rev. Terry Bridges officiated. Arrangements were completed by Bridges Funeral Home. To leave a condolence, please visit www.bridgesfuneralhome.com.

Emma J. Weader, 88, of Holley, passed away Aug. 10, 2019. She was born Nov. 25, 1930, in the Town of Sweden.  Emma retired from the Holley Central School District where she drove school bus and was a custodian.  Emma loved Christmas, the New York Yankees, camping, traveling, sewing, flower gardening and volunteering at the Town of Sweden Senior Center. She was always busy caring for someone, but her greatest joy was her family. She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Owen in 1989.  She is survived by her loving family, John (Beverly) Weader Jr., Tim Weader, Christine Allen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Phillips; nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 Rte. 31, Holley, on Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, from 3-5 p.m., where a Celebration of Emma’s Life followed at 5 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Orleans County Animal Shelter, American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.To share a special memory of Emma, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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