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Obituaries

Teresa C. Champlin (Campana), 90, of Medina entered her eternal life on Thu., Sept. 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born Aug. 13, 1931 and was lifetime resident of Medina. She was a graduate of Medina High School and was employed as a telephone operator and housewife. In 2005, she and her husband became summer residents of Lyndonville and were long-time snowbirds residing in Summerfield, Fla. Teresa will be sadly missed by her husband of 67 years, Richard L. Champlin; children: Paula L. Champlin and Wesley Hancock, John and Barb Champlin, JoAnne and Jeff Benthin, and Carol Ann Hammons and Karl Kerr; grandchildren: April Champlin and Rolondo McKinney, Brittany and Jaime Vona, Miranda Benthin and Jeff Thomas, Chelsea and Ramón Andino, Corey John Champlin and Krystal VeRost, and Jordan and Jocelyn Hammons; and niece, Marie Drennen. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Cornerstone Attn. Casa Bella Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, Florida 32162-3640. A memorial mass and graveside service will be held at a later date.

Cynthia Kay Chikey, 69, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sun., Sept. 19, 2021 at her home with her loving husband at her side. Born on April 12, 1952 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Wentzel) Lofthouse. Cynthia graduated from Gates-Chili High School in 1970. In 1978 she married Theodore J. Chikey II. She was a devoted mother and housewife and enjoyed crafting with her children and granddaughter. Cynthia loved the outdoors and being out in the sun, especially while working in her garden. She also loved being by the water and vacationing in the Adirondacks.  Cynthia is survived by her husband of 43 years, Theodore J. Chikey II; children: Kati L. (Jeremy) Davis, Kelly L. Chikey and Nathaniel T. Chikey; and granddaughter, Savannah Davis. Relatives and friends attended a graveside committal service on Sept. 25, 2021 at the Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville. The Rev. Lyell Drake officiated. Arrangements where entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Cynthia at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Raymond E. Cook, Jr., 78, of Inverness, Fla. died Sept. 15, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital.  He was born, Sept. 27, 1942 in Medina, NY, son of Raymond and Pearl (Quintern) Cook. Ray was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran serving from Jan. 28, 1960 thru Jan. 27, 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1966. He worked for AC Rochester Products, a Division of General Motors in Rochester, NY for 30 years.  Ray served as a Councilman from 1974-1978 for the Town of Shelby and was a Legislator from 1979 -1985 for Orleans County. He was a YMCA board member and 1st Program Chairman in Medina, NY before moving to N. Chili, NY.  He retired in 1994 with a move to Inverness, Fla. and became a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Ray loved making birdhouses and tinkering in the garage.  He loved watching old cowboy movies and talking with people, especially Marine Corps Vets. Once a Marine always a Marine. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Roger Cook who was killed in Vietnam.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce (Hill) Cook of Inverness, Fla.; son, David of N. Chili, NY; daughter, Lori Rice of Fla.; grandchildren: Nathan and Nicole Rosenthal of NJ; sister, Sue King; brother, Robert (Marcia) Cook of Medina, NY. A Celebration of Life will be held Mon., Sept. 27, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at VFW Post #1483, 216 E. Center St., Medina. Ray will be laid to rest at Millville Cemetery, Medina. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of one’s choice.

Fay R. DeClerck, 80, of Albion passed away Sept. 18, 2021, due from complications from COVID.  Fay was born May 2, 1941 in Troxelville, PA, a daughter of the late Clarence & Verna Maude (Thomas) Moyer. Fay was a lifelong resident of Albion.  She enjoyed lottery tickets, yard sales and picking out treasures in the trash.  Fay was always willing to help someone in need and loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the dogs. She was predeceased by 11 siblings.  Fay is survived by her children: Talisa (Michael) Chillari and Cary (Mary) DeClerck; grandchildren, Tara (Scott) Murch, Brittanie Declerck, Kimber DeClerck, Cary DeClerck Jr., Talina Puga, Christopher (Stephany) McAdoo, Nicholas McAdoo and Patrick (Brittany) Woodhams; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Moyer Jr. and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, on Sept. 23.  Fay’s funeral service was held at the funeral home on Sept. 24, followed by interment in Sandy Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to htt://gofund.me/12bb6bcc. To share a special memory of Fay please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Joan E. Hartway, 78 of Medina, entered into rest at her home on Sat., Sept. 18, 2021. Born Oct. 29, 1942 in Medina, Joan was a daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Mauragis) Hartway. She was a 1960 graduate of Medina High School. She was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity RC Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina. Joan worked as a bookkeeper at Al Maroone Ford in Buffalo for many years. She earned her pilot’s license in her younger years. Joan was an avid NY Yankees fan. Joan also had a love for Irish music and, having travelled to Ireland herself. Joan was the beloved sister of: Charles (Bonnie) Hartway and Paul D. Hartway; cherished aunt of: Lisa (Timothy) Enderby, Jennifer (James) Bansbach, Charles J. (Darlene) Hartway, Bridgett DiCureia, Richard (Marie) Hartway, Emily (Lee) Winters, Kara Muscarella, Amanda (Eric) Hoban and Matthew Hartway; and great-aunt to several great-nieces and nephews. A private graveside committal will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Medina 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

Andrea L Kujawa, 36, of Medina passed away on Wed., July 28, 2021 at Unity Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a short and sudden illness. Andrea was born in Medina on April 16, 1985, to Claudia and James Kujawa. She graduated in 2003 from Medina High School. After completing studies at The University of Pittsburgh, Andrea returned to Medina where she traded on the internet until 2014, which gave her time to care for her mother who was battling cancer. Survivors include: her uncle, Robert (Susan) Kujawa of Fla., several cousins in Fla., Albion and Medina, including Joseph (Barbara) Kujawa. Memorials may be made to any animal care facility in Andrea’s name. There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 2, 2021at the Millville Cemetery, Medina. Andrea will be buried alongside her mother at the Britt family plot. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Andrea at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Terri L. Meiers, 61, of Albion passed away Sept. 20, 2021 following a long illness.  Terri was born Oct. 19, 1959 in Salem, NJ, the daughter of the late Thorley and Dorothy (Campbell) Halstead. Terri had lived in this area since 2006 and for a short time worked at Walmart in Albion.  She was an active devoted member of Victory Baptist Church and participated in Civil War reenactments with her husband, Roland.  Terri loved sewing, but her true passion was spending time with her grandchildren. Terri was predeceased by her son, Ronald Stephen Crabtree. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Roland; daughter, Kimberly “Beth” (Kyle) Hartford; grandchildren: Alexis, Peighton and Kymber; sister, Kimberly (Jim) Cosaaboom and brother, Kenny (Sherri) Halstead; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Terri’s memorial service will be held at the Victory Baptist Church, 3713 Clarendon Rd., Albion on Sat., Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.  Memorials may be made to OIF Foundation, P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4061. Terri’s arrangements are in the care of Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion. To share a special memory of Terri please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Michael F. “Mike” Moriarty, 69, of Medina, died on Tue., Sept. 7, 2021 following a brief illness.  Born June 8, 1952, Mike was the son of Francis E. Moriarty and Betty A. (Wright) Moriarty.  He was a 1970 graduate of Medina High School. Mike served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era aboard the USS Little Rock and USS Dewey from 1971-1975.  He was employed by Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) from 1984-2018, retiring as a Sr. Digital Electronics Headend Technician. He was very passionate about his work and a mentor to many of his co-workers. An avid amateur radio operator (WZ2MM), Mike was an active member of the Orleans County Amateur Radio Club.  He was a tenacious, talented and accomplished home renovator.  Mike enjoyed music and performed as a singer during the late 1960s - 1980s and thoroughly enjoyed singing the music of crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.  He was a hard-working individual with an amazing work ethic.  Michael was a reliable, loving and caring son, brother, husband, father and friend with a wonderful, happy and fun-loving spirit.  Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Wendy A. Moriarty; children: Kelly A. Moriarty of Medina, Michael E. (Angela) Moriarty of Medina and Margaret A. “Maggie” (Saul Cruz) Moriarty of Boston, MA; sisters: Patricia Harmer and Margaret “Molly” (Scott) Pritchard of Medina; grandchildren: Izaiah Rhim, Jarin Rhim, Riley Black, Vincent and Dominic Moriarty; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters and brothers in-law, close friends and workmates.  Calling hours were held on Sept. 17 at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his services were held on Sept. 18 beginning with military honors. A memorial service followed. Memorial donations may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240; or the Orleans County Amateur Radio Club, 14069 W. County House Rd., Albion, NY 14411. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

John M. Nowak, 73, of Lyndonville, NY, died Fri., Sept. 17, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born in 1948 in Silver Creek, NY, to Henry and Helen Nowak. John graduated from SUNY Buffalo State College and taught Building Trades at Orleans-Niagara BOCES for 30 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Left to cherish his memory are: Jan, his wife of 37 years; children: Michael Nowak, Amy (Benjamin) Barry; Andrew (Ann) Bale; grandchildren: Bridget Barry (Dilon Cowell); Bryan Bale; Madison Bale; Jacob Barry (Abby MacNeal); Elizabeth Barry; Mason Bale; Carson Bale; great-granddaughter, Everlyn Bale; and sister, Lynette (Gregory) Arnold. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brothers: Thomas Nowak and James Nowak. The family will receive friends at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, on Fri., Oct. 15, 2021, from 12-2 p.m., followed by his memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel  Thurber officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Warrior House of WNY, 22 Mill St., Oakfield, NY 14125, www.warriorhouseofwny.com. Please light a candle or share a memory of John at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Richard L. Sanderson, 73, of Lyndonville, NY, passed from this life on Fri., Sept. 17, 2021. Born on Sept. 18, 1948 in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Hugh and Martha Sanderson. Richard graduated from Lyndonville Central School in 1968. In 1972, he married the former Susanne Dack. Richard was a talented mechanic, having worked various jobs, including the former Medina Chrysler-Plymouth, Freeman Cycle Ranch, Crosby-Whipple, Lyndonville Canning Co. and lastly at Shelridge Country Club. Richard spent most of his free time tinkering on projects, but was most passionate about spending time with his children and classic muscle cars. He was well known for his love of animals. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Susanne; and children: Gregory (Jessica) Sanderson and Jenny Sanderson. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Larry Sanderson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411. Relatives and friends called on Sept. 22, 2021 at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Funeral services and burial was private for the family. Please share a memory or light a candle in Richard’s name at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Joseph A. Szalay Jr., 88, went home to be with the Lord on Sun., Sept. 19, 2021. Born March 22, 1933 in Buffalo, NY, the only child of Joseph A. Szalay and Agnes (Nussall) Szalay. Joseph A. Szalay Jr. grew up on a farm. He graduated from Royalton Hartland Central School in 1950. Joseph married his wife the late Carol (Coon) Szalay in April 1955 and joined his father in operating a dairy until he sold out. He then went to work at CJ Perry John Deere dealer as a salesman until retirement. Joseph was a musician, playing for clubs and weddings for years. He founded the dance band “The Tune Dusters.” He was a member of the Eagles and the Junior Wilsons, an avid card player and horseshoe thrower. He was the husband of the late Carol J. Szalay, and the father of the late Patricia (Dan) Kelyman. He was the husband of the late Carol J. Szalay, and the father of the late Patricia (Dan) Kelyman. Joseph is survived by 3 children: Pastor Joseph A. Szalay III (Cindy), Catherine (John) Zagmester and Mary Capper; grandchildren: Dan, Jason Kelyman of Fla., Melissa (Richard) Tidwell, Jennifer Szalay (William Stear), Cassandra (Josh) Liuzzi, Donna (Lisa) Bower, Donna (Rich) Favaloro, Mary Grace Zagmester, Nicholas Zagmester, Jamie Capper of Canada; 15 great-grandchildren; and dear companion, Theresa  Boyce. Calling hours were Sept. 24 at Community Fellowship Church, 3146 Johnson Creek Rd., Middleport. Pastor Joseph A. Szalay III conducted a memorial service. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetary, Medina. Memorials and donations can be sent to Community Fellowship Church. Arrangements where entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Joseph at: www.Bogantuttlefunerals.com 

Colon L. Tower, 84, of Rochester, NY passed away Sept. 13, 2021. Colon is predeceased by his parents Norma and Merrel; and brothers: Carl, Paul, and Norman. He is survived by partner, Jennifer S. LaBounty; children: Craig (Carol), Patti, Martin, Timothy (Keri), Monique (Dave), Daniel (Dona); grandchildren: Theodore (Nikita), Sido, Brooke (Chad), Vinnie, Mika, and Kaitlyn; siblings: Edwin, Ruby, Ruth, Betty (Dick) Danny, Bonnie (Bob), David (Ann), Amy (Mick), Dora; many cousins nieces and nephews. Colon enjoyed gardening, travel, reading. racing, and the Royal Yachting Assoc. His education includes RBI, RIT, Roberts Wesleyan, and Syracuse University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. Colon’s visitation will be held on Fri., Oct. 1, 2021, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with his service at 12 p.m. at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626, followed by graveside service and military honors at Riverside Cemetery, 2650 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14612. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Colon to the Unity Hospital Annual Fund, C/O Rochester Regional Health Foundations, 330 Monroe Ave. Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14607 or online by visiting rrhgive.org/giving.

Bryan G. “Duke” Wheatley, 61, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Mon., Sept. 20, 2021 at his home. Born on Aug. 28, 1960 in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Wilfred G. and Jane (Brazzell) Wheatley. Bryan graduated from Medina High School in 1979 and was employed with Bells Supermarket. In 1985, he married the former Lisa Cornelius. Bryan worked various jobs including the Arc of Orleans, Sigma International, Trek Inc. and lastly as a custodian for Medina Schools.  Bryan was proud member of the Knights of Columbus #651, Medina American Legion and Junior Wilson Sportsman Club. He was an avid fan of all sports and a diehard Dallas Cowboy, Buffalo Sabres and NY Yankees fan. Most of all, Bryan enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lisa Wheatley; daughters: Jaclyn (Dustin Roulier) Wheatley and Brooke (Nic) Vagg; grandchildren: Ruby Roulier and Greyson Vagg; brothers-in-law: Bill Cornelius and Mark (Joanne) Hopkins; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephew; and his furry companion, Shrek. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bryan’s name to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023; ADAUpstateNY@diabetes.org; American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; or the Kidney Foundation of WNY, 4444 Bryant and Stratton Way, Williamsville, NY 14221. Relatives and friends called on Sept. 25, 2021 at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Funeral service and burial were private for the family. Please light a candle or share a memory of Bryan at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com