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Obituaries

Alesia M. Bosko, 58, of Kent, NY passed away peacefully, in her home, the morning of July 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Alesia was born April 5, 1963 in Dunkirk, NY daughter of Katherine (Apthorp) Rosado and the late Robert T. Gregory. Alesia was a 1981 graduate of Brocton Central School, and Jamestown Community College with her degree in business. After college, Alesia went on to follow her passion with non-profit work, most recently with Villa of Hope in Rochester, NY.  Alesia was always there to help someone in need, listen, provide advice, direction, and most importantly her love.  Alesia’s most prideful accomplishment and joy was the birth of her two children and her marriage. Alesia is survived by her loving husband, Alan, of 30 years; children: Alexander (Heidi) Bosko and Annaliese Bosko; mother, Katherine (Luis) Rosado; brothers: Robert (Jacqueline) Gregory and Timothy Gregory; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. The family received friends and loved ones at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, on Fri., July 30.  Alesia’s memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church, Albion, on Sat., July 31. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The GCS Project, 2795 Estates Dr., Park City, Utah 84060 or gcsproject.org. To share a special memory of Alesia, please visit: mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

James M. Brazzell, 46, of Barker, NY, passed away on Thu., June 24, 2021 at his home. He was employed for Mark Cerrone Inc. of Niagara Falls. Besides being a dedicated father, James was an avid hunter and renowned sporting clay shooter. James was an active member of the Medina Conservation Club. James is survived by his life companion, Lindsay Bull; daughter, Lexi Brazzell, both of Barker; brother, William D. (Justina) Brazzell; niece, Kati (James) Foley; nephews: Austin and Zach Brazzell, all of Medina; great-nephews: Jacob and Jaxon Foley; great-niece, Paisleigh; and several aunts, uncles and cousins and many dear friends of the Bull family. * Please note change of location for service*   Relatives and friends may attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021 at  Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. Following the service, those attending the funeral are invited to the Junior Wilson Sportmen’s Club, 3875 Bates Rd., Medina, NY 14103 for refreshments and sharing memories. Burial will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in James name to the Medina Conservation Club, PO Box 68, Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of James at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Geraldine Emery Gambel, 88, passed away on July 23, 2021. Geri was born on April 12, 1933, in Turkey City, Pa., as the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Emery. She was the oldest of 7 siblings, which are listed as follows:  the late Nora Alonge, the late Lucille Black, Clifford (Marilyn) Emery Jr., Betty Gilbert, Patricia Archer, and Kenneth (Bev) Emery. Geri obtained two teaching degrees from Buffalo State College.  She taught at Barker Central School. There she met and married the late Franklin Gambel.  Together they had three children:  Franklin (Mary K) Gambel Jr., Mark (Lynne) Gambel and Mary (Paul) Scheib. She has 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Frank and Geri opened the Open Door Antique Shop in Barker.  Gerri was also known for her love of gardening and flowers. You would always find her barefoot working and digging in her beautiful gardens. Relatives and friends called on Sun., Aug. 1 at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport where funeral services will be held on Mon., August 2 at 10 am.  Interment will be in the Hartland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Barker Fire Department or Somerset Historical Society in lieu of flowers.

Roberta J. “Bobbie” Hadstead, 77, of Albion passed away at her home on July 24, 2021. She was born Aug. 9, 1943 in Medina to the late Robert and Mabel (Fuller) Hadstead. Bobbie was a member of the Medina VFW Auxiliary and Junior Wilsons Sportsman Club. She enjoyed fishing, playing softball and taking care of her horse in her younger years. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, John Hadstead and niece, Virginia Hauer. Bobbie is survived by her son, David Hadstead; sisters: Pearl Keitel, Anna Gibbs, and several nieces and nephews. Services for Bobbie will be held privately. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to COVA, 239 S. Main St., Albion, NY 14411. Bobbie’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Bobbie, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

William D. Horton, 89, of Medina, passed away on July 14, 2021. He was born on June 18, 1932, a son of the late Adelaide (Morris) Sabourin and Lloyd Horton. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, William served in the U.S. Navy from 1949-1953 and was stationed in Quantico, Va. He worked as a dental technician while in the service. He met and married the former Carole Burkett. They lived in Connecticut for many years, where William had a career with the Kimberly-Clark Corp. Upon retirement, he and his wife returned to western New York. William is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carole Horton; children: Lyn (Bruce) Galley of Sanborn, NY, Marlene (Gary) Hill of Medina, NY and James (Laurie) Horton of Torrington, Conn.; grandchildren: Randall Galley, David and Daniel Hill and David, Michelle and Sherianne Horton; seven great-grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Horton of Lockport, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorial donations in William’s name be made to the Arc of Genesee Orleans- Camp Rainbow Fund, 122 Caroline St., Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Delia Clara Landry, 87, of Albion/Rochester died July 29, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born April 11, 1934 in Albion, a daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Radzinski) Landry. Delia retired as a Registered Nurse at Lakeside Memorial Hospital, Brockport.  She loved bingo, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family; especially all her grandchildren. Delia was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Banker and her sisters and brothers.  She is survived by her children: Harvey (Allison) Banker, Henry (the late Jennifer) Banker, Karen (Robert Nives) Banker, Barbara (Bob) May, Harry (Deb) Banker, John Banker, Tim (Cheryl Walton) Banker; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, Mon. Aug. 2, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. where her funeral service will follow at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  To share a special memory of Delia please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Crystal E. “Jerry” McGuire, 28, of Albion, entered into rest on Tue., July 27, 2021 after a year-long battle with cancer. Born Oct. 27, 1992 in Brockport, Crystal was a daughter of Kim M. Crawford (Alan Davis) and John (Janice) McGuire, Jr. Crystal was known for her quick wit and ability to make people laugh. Her smile was infectious and lit up the room. Crystal had a passion for the outdoors and loved sitting around the fire at a campsite with family and friends. She is survived by her loyal and best friend of 12 years, her baby, K9 companion, Mya. Survivors also include her parents; siblings: Chelsea (George) Carter, Cassandra McGuire, Coty (Athena) Kimmel, Brandon (Shelby) McGuire and John McGuire III; nieces and nephews: Teagan, Dominic, Carli, Cryssandra, Sierra, Raenee, George IV, Jeremy Jr. and Arya; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and best friend, Amanda Sanderson. Calling hours were held on Fri., July 30 at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her funeral will immediately followed. Share condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Shirley Anne (Morrow) Newbould, 82, of Holley NY, passed away quietly at Unity Hospital on July 26, 2021. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who was loved by many. She retired from public service as a bus driver for Albion and Holley School districts. She was an active member of the Orleans County Quilt Guild. Shirley is survived by her husband of 66 years, Richard H. Newbould; sons: Ricky Newbould, Ronald Newbould, and Randall (Annette) Newbould; grandchildren: Amber, Stacey, Brandie, William, Richard, Amanda, Cody; and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Robert Newbould.  There will be no funeral services. The family will observe a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to COVA in Shirley’s name.  

Christopher W. “Hooter” Pratt, 61, of Brockport/Holley passed away July 26, 2021 after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born Nov. 3, 1959 in Rochester to the late Richard and Mary (Hargather) Pratt. Chris lived a full life and kept a positive attitude throughout his battle with cancer. He was a huge Cleveland Browns fan and loved to cook on the grill. Chris loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Michael; and mother-in-law, Patricia Blank. Chris is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Pauline; step-sons: Aaron (Melissa Selover) Koss, Joel Koss, brothers, Rick (Carolyn), Tim (Christine); father-in-law, Albert Blank; sisters-in-law: Colleen (Al) Roco, Barb Pratt; Godmother, Peggy Commons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 State Route 31. Holley, NY 14470 on Sat., July 31 where his Celebration of Life Service followed. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions in Chris’ name may be made to an animal shelter of your choice or the American Cancer Society. To share a special memory of Chris, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Mrs. H. Lorraine “DeDe” Root, of Barre, passed away on Sun., June 6, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Medina on July 11, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Parker) Webber.  Mrs. Root was a 1946 graduate of Medina High School. She married F. Pierson Root in 1950. She owned and operated Four Seasons Fabrics for 16 years. She was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church and active in the community. She enjoyed blowing and playing women’s softball. Survivors include six children: Rick (Linda) Root, Robin L. (Dawn) Root, R. Scott (Tony McMurtrie) Root, Dale S. (Helen) Root, Pamela (Michael) Maryjanowski and Lisa (Anthony) Acosta; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Alice Webber;  several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Pierson in 1996; brother, Carl Webber, in 1981 and sister, Constance Lyster in 2020. Calling hours will be held on Fri., Aug. 6 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the family home, 12595 W. Lee Rd., Albion, NY 14411. Her memorial service will be held on Sat., Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1355 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103. Interment will be in the Root family plot in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church ;or the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.  Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Lon E. Smith Sr., 85, was called home by the Lord on July 15, 2021 after a full life of work, family and fun. He was born June 29, 1936. Lon is survived by his wife, Gail; children: Kim (David) Stephens, James Smith, Lon Jr. (Susan) Smith; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Lon had many close friends that will miss him dearly. His grandson Joel, who Lon loved and spent 23 years with was one of those closest friends. A special thank you to Kim & Dave Stephens and Cindy Poprawski for the loving care they gave to Lon so he could live in a family setting and pass peacefully with his family near him.

Loretta A. Vick, 50, of Albion, NY, went to be with the Lord on Wed., July 28, 2021 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born on Sept. 19, 1970 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of Beverly (Stanton) and the late Barry Paul. Loretta graduated from Albion High School in 1989, where she received her Beautician License through the BOCES Cosmetology Program. In 1992, she married the love of her life, Larry Vick. She worked for various salons and lastly at Celebrity Day Spa, Medina. She was a member of the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church. Loretta enjoyed horses, her flower garden and watching both her sons race cars. Most of all, she was a devoted grandmother. Loretta is survived by her mother, Beverly (Ron) Turner; husband of 29 years, Larry Vick; sons: Larry (Chelsey) Vick Jr., Jacob Vick, all of Albion, NY; grandchildren: Abigail, Anna, Larry Vick III, Jenna Vick and one on the way; siblings: Wendy (John) Lewis of TX, Phillip Paul; sister-in-law, Dawn Vick; brother-in-law, Ed (Katie) Vick, all of Albion; inlaws, Ed (Dorothy) Vic of Ariz.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Tabbetha Novak of Albion. Relatives and friends may call on Tue., Aug. 3, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103. A memorial service will be held on Tue., Aug. 10, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God, 12111 Ridge Rd. (Rt. 104), Medina, NY 14103 with the Pastor, Rev. Daniel A. Thurber officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Loretta’s name to the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church. Please light a candle or share a memory of Loretta at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Thomas Leland Voelker, 58, of Middleport, NY, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.  He was the husband of the late, Barbara Clark Voelker, the son of the late Sue Ann Thomas Voelker, and the grandson of the late Catherine “Honey” Wasnock Thomas. Tom is survived by his children: Jenifer and Thomas Leland II (Shelby Foley and beloved grandson, Thomas Leland III), both of Medina; sisters: Catherine Fliegel of Atlanta, Ga. and Michele (“Meko”) Van Voorhis (Norman) of Holley; special aunt and uncle, B.J. and Ronald Thomas of Medina, former brother-in-law, Eric Fliegel of Naperville, Ill.; several other cousins, nieces and nephews; and special canine baby, Elle. Tom was born on April 13 in Medina, NY, and graduated from Medina High School in 1981.  By age 16, Tom was the owner and operator of a working pig farm which continued throughout his high school years.  Tom was also employed at Jeddo Mills, Bells Grocery Store in Medina, and at Polycom Huntsman in Lockport. One of Tom’s biggest achievements was obtaining a Class A Commercial Driver’s License to begin a career on the road. Tom was gifted at everything related to building a home, from dry walling to electrical wiring and outlet installation, wood working and painting, plumbing and flooring. There are no prior calling hours or funeral service at this time. A private celebration of Tom’s life will be arranged at a later date by the family.

Edith P. Young, 84, of Medina, NY entered into rest unexpectedly on Mon., July 26, 2021. Born Jan. 23,1937, in W. Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Ellis Roy and Martha J. (Parker) Murphy. Edie married Harry E. Young in 1954 and moved to Medina, NY. Her most cherished role was that of mother and grandmother, dedicating her life to her family and being a homemaker. Over the years she worked at Thomas J. Lipton Co. and Lyndonville canning factory.  Edie was a parishioner of the East Shelby Community Bible Church and active through the YMCA silver sneakers program. Edie enjoyed gardening and was a great cook. In later years she enjoyed feeding her birds, taking care of her dog, Elvis and socializing with her special homecare helpers. Edie is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry in 1990; and siblings: Murrel Murphy, Burrel Murphy, Roy E. Murphy, Opal Neal, Louvera Holdren and Thelma Neal. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Durwin (Melinda) Young, Vickie (Michael) Restivo and Aaron (Jennifer) Young; grandchildren: Stacey (Andrew) Gardner, Christine Stevens, Brigitte Lee, Chasen Lee and Lyndsay Young; five great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita (Terry) Allman; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Sat., Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., where a memorial service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 E. Shelby Rd., Medina, NY 14103. Share condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com