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Obituaries


Margaret A. Barry, 94, passed peacefully away Aug. 2, 2022 at Francis House, Syracuse. Margaret was born Jan.y 13, 1928 in Utica. She was the daughter of Andrew and Mildred (McCarthy) Wind of Whitesboro, NY. As a teen, she worked at the Wind’s Bakery on Main Street in Whitesboro, founded by her grandfather, Wybo Wind, an immigrant from the Netherlands. She graduated from Whitesboro Central High School, Class of 1945. Margaret attended Syracuse University, majoring in Child Welfare, and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1949. At Syracuse, she pledged to Delta Delta Delta sorority. She treasured the fact that she was a “Tri-Delt” her entire life. Margaret met Stanley “Bud” Barry at SU and they married in 1949. Together, they raised a family of six children in Lyndonville, NY in Orleans County. Lyndonville became a joyous holiday destination for the now-adult children, their spouses and grandchildren for decades. As large as the family became, Margaret and Bud received everyone for a grand dinner and celebration multiple times each year. Margaret liked to reminisce about the Christmas when she prepared dinner for 32 family members. She and Bud moved to Medina, NY in 2004. After Bud died, Margaret moved to the Colonial Village Apartments in the Town of Manlius in 2011. She had many great friends there and lived independently with great dignity for the rest of her life. Margaret enjoyed volunteering, notably with Literacy Volunteers of Orleans County where she tutored both adults and children. She also assisted at Medina Memorial Hospital and at St. Joseph’s Church, Lyndonville. She is survived by her children: Richard (Jackie Harmon) Barry of Medina, NY; Donna and Michael Smith of Fayetteville, NY; Pat and Bill Durette of Belmont, MA; Steve Barry of Webster, NY; Annie and Craig Kay of Alford MA; Cathy and Matthew Clear of Williston, VT; former AFS student and dear family friend, Gudrun Finnbjarnardottir of Reykjavik, Iceland; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren who were great sources of personal pride to her; sister, Arlene McShane of Tenn.; and sister-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” Wind of Conn. Margaret is predeceased by Bud Barry; brother, Andrew Wind; sister, Lois Wind; daughters-in-law: Colleen Barry of Medina, NY and Carolyn Barry of Webster, NY; and granddaughter, Andrea Lonnen, of Medina. We hold them all dear to our hearts. Family and friends were invited to Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville on Tues., Aug. 9. A Mass of Christian Burial followed. Internment will be at Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville at a later date. The family would like to express its immense gratitude to the nurses, staff and volunteers at Francis House, Syracuse. They provided Margaret with great care and comfort in her last days. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Francis House in Margaret’s memory. Local arrangements are entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Margret at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Darlene R. Coleman, 69, of West Barre, passed away peacefully on Mon., Aug. 8, 2022 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY. Born Dec. 9, 1952 in Hornell, NY, Darlene was the daughter of the late Arnold Drake and Barbara Hawley. She is survived by her husband, Richard Coleman, whom she married on July 4, 1970; daughter, Kittina Caldwell of Albion, NY; son, Darrick (Erica) Coleman of LeRoy, NY; and six grandchildren who were the sunshine of her life: Brianna (Austin) Caldwell of Albion, Emily and Andrew Caldwell; Esme, Linnea, and Isla Coleman. She also leaves a stepmother, Roberta Drake, of Hornell, NY; brother, Steve (Shelly) Drake, of Victor, NY; and sister, Debra (Cliff) Unger, of Oakfield, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Scott Crowner, and her stepfather, Bruce Crowner. Darlene was a longtime employee of Kennedy Bros. clothing store in Medina, NY, and Walmart in Albion, NY where she enjoyed interacting with customers. She loved to shop and make things for others and was generous with gifts. Her home was open and inviting for friends and neighbors to visit and she enjoyed traveling to connect with family. Darlene was an active member of several local churches throughout her life. She was a baseball fan who followed the Mets and Yankees and never missed her children or grandchildren’s games and activities.  No funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. Friends and family are invited to share memories, condolences, or photos at https://tinyurl.com/darslar. Darlene’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Albion.   

On July 8 Arthur Joseph DiPilato passed away peacefully at his home in Holley. Devoted husband, father, grandfather. Arthur is survived by his loving wife Joann Starr Lusk; sons: Cole John Charles DiPilato, Dylan Howard DiPilato, (Previously deceased) Logan Dennis DiPilato, Shane Josiah DiPilato; beloved daughter Maggie Starr DiPilato; grandchildren: Sophia La’May Andre, Maizi Starr Andre, Indie Kanson Barber, and newborn grandson; brother Charles and Elizabeth DiPilato; sister Joanie and Larry Weed; father-in-law John W Lusk. Alongside many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Throughout his long life Arthur was a dutiful and loving family man. Owning various businesses and working diligently to support his family. He enjoyed the time with his friends and family the most, often being found smiling and laughing. Never shying away from a challenge or failing to lend a helping hand. His love for the Lord Jesus Christ was absolute and true. A Celebration of Art’s Life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Holley, 34 E. Albion St. on Mon., Aug. 29, 2022, at 2 pm. Arthur’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 16650 State Route 31, Holley. To share a special memory of Arthur, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Clark W. Knapp Jr., 90, of Holley passed away Aug. 5, 2022. He was born Sept. 28, 1931 in Henrietta to the late Clark W. Knapp Sr. and Evelyn Warren. Clark was a past chief of the Holley Fire Dept. and an active member of Disciples United Methodist Church in Clarendon. You could always see Clark behind the grill at many community events. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, golfing and woodworking. Clark was an amazing father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Joan in 2017; brother, Robert Knapp; and sisters-in-law: Lenore, Lillian, and Viola Knapp. Clark is survived by his children: Gary (Carol) Knapp, Dean (Mary Alice) Knapp, Valerie (Steven) Schiller; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and two on the way; brothers: Clyde, Donald (June), Edwin; many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 16650 State Route 31, Holley, NY 14470 on Thu., Aug. 11. His funeral service was held at Disciples United Methodist Church, 4410 Holley Byron Rd., Holley, NY 14470 on Fri., Aug. 12. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Clark’s name may be made to Disciples United Methodist Church, 4410 Holley Byron Rd., Holley, NY 14470; or the Holley Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 465, Holley, NY 14470. To share a special memory of Clark, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Hersel Lambert of Lyndonville passed away Aug. 8, 2022 at age 85. Born on July 10, 1937, he had a deep love for his family, hunting, and gardening. He was a lifelong fan of the WV Mountaineers. He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Marion, who passed last month. He is survived by his children April(John) Flick, Danny(Nikki) Lambert, Sandi (Kim) Surace, Michael Surace, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. At Hersel’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made on his behalf to Orleans County Animal Shelter, 4125 Oak Orchard Rd, Albion, NY 14411.

Charlotte Larsen, of Rochester, NY, passed away on Aug. 7, 2022.  She was born July 16, 1942 in Albion, NY to the late Anthony and Elsie (Vendetta) D’Amico.  She was also predeceased by her husband, Donald Larsen, and sister, Betty Ann Brundish. Charlotte is survived by her children: Kimberly and Christopher Larsen; granddaughter, Summer Barone; sister, Delores (Fioravante) Martusciello; sister-in-law, Shirley (John) Nicolosi; brother-in-law, David Brundish; nieces: Renee Backus (Steve DiFelice) and Natalie Galletto (Todd Wells); nephew, Brian Potter (April Blaise); as well as many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. At her request, there will be no prior calling hours.  Charlotte’s Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St, Albion NY 14411 on Fri., Aug. 12. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charlotte’s name may be made to her granddaughter Summer’s college fund at 50 Knollbrook Rd. Apt #9, Rochester, NY 14610. Charlotte’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 21 West Ave., Albion, NY. To share a special memory of Charlotte, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Dr. Stephen Collins Stockton, 72, entered into rest unexpectedly on Sat., Aug. 6, 2022. He was born on June 29,1950 at Lockport Memorial Hospital. Stephen was the son of John David and Dorothy Claire (Collins) Stockton and was the oldest of three sons. Stephen grew up in the post World War II / Baby Boom Neighborhood in S. Lockport. In his youth, Steve would play Anjo-League Baseball, belong to Boy Scout Troop 6, take piano lessons for many years with Beatrice Frazier and graduated from Communicants Class at First Presbyterian Church. He attended Charles Upson Elementary, Emmet Belknap Junior High and graduated in 1968 with a regents diploma with honors from Lockport Senior High School. Stephen attended Ohio State University on an academic scholarship graduating in 1972. He would also graduate from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1976. Dr. Stockton was a founding member of the Lockport Dental Group along with Dr. Richard Zimmer, Dr.Todd Retell and Dr.James Shaw and would later go on to head up the Medina Dental Group. In time, Dr.Stockton would proudly work together with his son Dr. Jon Stockton during his last six years in practice. Stephen would retire from dentistry in 2021 after 45 years of service. Steve lived a full life and thoroughly enjoyed his many passions over the years. He was a cycling, boating, skiing and scuba diving enthusiast as well as a world traveler. He was a member of the Tuscarora Yacht and Holimont Ski Club’s and loved Ellicottville, NY. He was a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and Bills, the Ohio State Buckeyes and NY Yankees. Steve was a voracious reader and was also well known for his ultra-highly organized lifestyle. A connoisseur of Pinot Noir wine he once planted grape vines in his backyard to create his own vineyard. Fine cars and Formula 1 Racing were other passions along with trips to Watkins Glen. The Turks and Caicos were a very special place to Steve with many family vacations there as well as fishing on Lac Dumoine in Canada. Stephen was predeceased by his youngest brother Jack Cashion Stockton, 19 in 1978; father, John David Stockton in 1993; mother, Dorothy Claire Stockton in 2022; and faithful companion Pug, ‘Rumple’ Stockton in 2022. Survivors include beloved wife Karen (Horanburg) Stockton; daughter, Shannon Laurel Stockton (Mark Scalabrino); son, Dr. Jonathan Barry Stockton (Erin Noble); brother, David Richard Stockton; grandchildren: Chase, Cashion, Jack and a soon to arrive granddaughter; aunt, MaryJane O’Day; cousin, Becky O’Day; cousins: John and James Nachtwey; and loving brother’s and sister-in-law’s and many close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Olcott Fire Company; or the American Heart Association. Family and friends called Aug. 10 Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, Lockport.  Visit pruddenandkandt.com.

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