Our Obituaries

Carol L. Cadena

October 18, 1949 - January 30, 2016

Carol L. Cadena, 66, of Middleport, NY, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Newfane Rehabilitation & Health.Born on October 18, 1949 in Ward, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Oris Christian and Phyllis (Ralph) Elizalde.Carol was ten when her parents moved to Chicago and that where she grew up and had worked various jobs, but retired as a Butcher from...
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James M. Szatkowski

March 29, 1953 - January 19, 2016

.James M. Szatkowski, 62 of Palm Coast, FL. formerly of Medina, NY, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Florida Hospital South, Orlando, FL, surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 29, 1953, in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Josephine (LaPoma) Szatkowski. Jim graduated from Medina High School in 1972 and was employed by General Motors Delphi for over 30 years...
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Jessie I. Hewitt

August 21, 1926 - January 1, 2016

Jessie I. Hewitt, 89, peacefully passed on to be with the Lord on Friday, January 1, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness.Born on August 21, 1926 in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louie and Anna (Greene) Carpenter.Jessie was the wife of the late Alex G. "Lefty" Hewitt Jr. for over 50 years. She was employed with the former Apple Grove Inn for...
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Bertha L. Wilson

October 20, 1934 - December 22, 2015

Bertha L. Wilson, 81, of Waterport, NY, was called home, by the Lord, on Monday, December 22, 2015, while at Rochester Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was born on October 20, 1934, to the late Calvin and Sarah Long, in Moultrie, GA. She was preceded in death by her only child, Fletcher Blango, whom she loved beyond measure, and two brothers, Calvin and Willie Long.She is survived by her...
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Eleanor J. Stanton

September 6, 1927 - December 11, 2015

Eleanor J. (Bielak) Stanton, 88, of Medina, NY, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2015, peacefully at her home.Born on September 6, 1927, in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Martha (Gurzynski) Bielak.Eleanor graduated from Medina High School in 1945 and in 1948 married the late John Stanton Jr. who passed away in 1995. She worked as a secretary at the former...
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Corlyne J. Thiel

July 26, 1920 - November 23, 2015

Corlyne J. Thiel, 95, of Medina, NY, passed away on November 23, 2015 at the Medina Memorial Hospital after a short illness.Born on July 26, 1920, in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Schuyler) Waterson.Corlyne graduated from Medina High School in 1939 and married the late Harold Thiel on June 28, 1940, who passed away in 1967. She was employed by the Medina Memorial...
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Florence A. Campbell

November 5, 1932 - November 18, 2015

In accordance with Florence's wishes, there will be no calling or funeral services.
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Cynthia D. Young

February 3, 1941 - November 3, 2015

Cynthia Dolores (Griffith) Young, 74 of Medina, NY, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the medina Memorial Hospital and is now resting in Christ.Born on February 3, 1941 in Colon, Panama, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Carter and Blanche Griffith.In 1953, Cynthia moved to the U.S. with her Aunt Iolanthe Tia Bey. She attended Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, NY. In 1967 she...
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Scott R. Riches

March 20, 1958 - October 31, 2015


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Herman Walker

August 29, 1948 - October 16, 2015

Deacon Herman Walker, 67, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.Born on August 29, 1948 in Perry, GA, he was the son of Bertha (Turner) Walker and the late Deacon Lewis B. Walker.In 1967, Herman joined the U.S. Airforce, having served in Da Nang, Vietnam and on returning home he worked various jobs. On August 29, 1976, he...
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Erin N. Fuller

July 16, 1970 - September 12, 2015

Erin N. Fuller, 45, of Albion, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 12, 2015.Born on July 16, 1970, he was the son of Lou (Page) Fuller and the late Norman Fuller.Erin was born in Medina, graduating from Medina High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Gulf War. On returning home, he attended G.C.C. and Brockport College, receiving his Degree in Criminal...
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Marie Irene Young

January 8, 1933 - September 12, 2015


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Ivylysse R. Adams

September 11, 2015 - September 11, 2015

Ivylysse Rosilee Adams was called to heaven on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the United Memorial Hospital, Batavia.She was the infant Angel of Derrick Adams and Catherine Medina, also survived is her brother, Qamarl Adams, paternal- grandparents, Melanie (Curtis Walker) Holloway of Medina and Willie (Aletha) Adams of Niagara Falls, great-grandmother, Mary Nell Adams of Niagara Falls; maternal ...
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Donna F. Keavney

May 29, 1951 - September 6, 2015

Donna F. Keavney, 64, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Medina Memorial Hospital, after a short battle with cancer. Born on May 29, 1951 in El Paso, TX, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bernice (Cooper) Walters.Donna came to the Lyndonville/Medina area in 1979 and worked at the Arnold Gregory Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist until there closing in...
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Doris May Howes

November 11, 1926 - September 2, 2015

Doris M. Howes, 88, of Gasport, NY, passed away on September, 2,2015, at her home.Born on November 21, 1926 in Albion, NY, she was the daughter of the late Oris and Madeline (Britt) Grimes.She was one of Jehovah's Faithful Witnesses since 1943. She retired from the Newell's Shirt Factory as a cutter in 1999. She enjoyed outdoor activities and spending time with her grandchildren and was known for...
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Helen Bertha Hall

May 19, 1922 - September 1, 2015

Helen B. Hall of Knowlesville peacefully entered into rest September 1, 2015 at the age of 93 at the Orleans Community Health Skilled Nursing Facility in Medina.Helen was born on May 19, 1922 in Kent N.Y. the daughter of the late Leo C. and Marie (Weichbrodt) Bandemer, a graduate of Albion High School Class of 1940. She married Irving E. Hall of Knowlesville on Feb. 24, 1945 at the Trinity...
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Bonnie B. Preisch

June 4, 1950 - August 30, 2015

Bonnie B. (Brower) Preisch, 65, of Medina, NY, peacefully entered into rest on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home. Born on June 4, 1950 in Batavia, NY, she was the daughter of Evelyn (Snook) and the late George Brower. She grew up in Medina, and lived at various locations along the East coast before settling in Lockport for over 20 yearsBonnie was a beautiful, free...
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Lona Eversole

July 17, 1942 - August 10, 2015

Lona M. Eversole, 73, of Albion, NY, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Buffalo General Medical Center. Born on July 17, 1942, in Port Townsend, WA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Beatrice (Kilmer) Purcell. Lona was raised in Port Townsend, WA and moved to California where she later met her late husband, John Eversole, who passed in 1995. She was a devoted...
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Dominick F. Faraone

April 30, 1921 - August 8, 2015

Dominick F. Faraone of Medina, NY passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Medina Memorial Healthcare Center.Mr. Faraone was born in Rochester, NY April 30, 1921 son of Frank and Nicolena (Marino) Faraone and he has lived in Medina since l989 prior to that he resided in SanAntonio, Texas and Rochester, NY.He served in the US Army in World War II in Okinawa.He and his wife Connie (Coleman)...
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Richard D. Clack

December 7, 1945 - August 5, 2015

Richard D. Clack "Barney"/"Dick" Of Albion, NY went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia, NY.Mr. Clack was born in Niagara Falls, NY on December 7, 1945 son of the late Graydon and Allfetta ( Galley ) Clack.Mr. Clack graduated from Medina High School in l965 and entered the US Air Force. He was stationed in Texas, Turkey and Indiana and returned home...
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William R. Dunn

February 16, 1930 - August 4, 2015

.William R. Dunn "Wild Bill" of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Medina, NY passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.Mr. Dunn was born February 16, 1930 in Medina, NY son of the late Norman and Mildred (Gregory) Dunn.He grew up in the Orleans County area and as a youngster worked on the family farm.He was employed as a Supervisor for New York Central Railroad and Frontier...
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William H. VanderWoude

January 24, 1953 - July 14, 2015

William Henry "Bill" VanderWoude, 62, died peacefully on July 14, 2015 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence, Albion, NYBill was a lifelong resident of Medina, having graduated from Medina High School in1971. He worked at BernzOmatic and Worthington Industries for 43 years. Bill had a variety of interests including photography, traveling to the Berkshires and Gettysburg and was a avid Civil War...
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Luella Turner

January 24, 1937 - July 5, 2015

Luella Turner, 78, of Batavia, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the United Memorial Hospital.Born on January 24, 1937 in Macon, GA. She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Mattie Lou (Cunningham) Reese.Luella came up from Macon GA. to the Medina area. She was married to the late Edison Taylor and worked for Fisher-Price for 25 years, right up to till their closing. She...
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Donald G. Koester

September 5, 1949 - June 23, 2015

.Donald G. Koester, 65, of Medina, NY, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Buffalo General Hospital.Donald grew up in Lyndonville, NY, graduating from Lyndonville High School.He was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp. having served in Vietnam.Donald worked various jobs, including as a cook in the Albion Prison and with Rudy' Diner and lastly, was a custodian with the Medina Central...
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Nathan Andrew White

December 19, 1983 - June 21, 2015

Nathan Andrew White, 31, of Medina, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side.Nathan was born December 19, 1983 in Buffalo, N Y, the second born son of Stephen Lyle and Nancy (Guhl) White. As a boy Nathan loved to play baseball, however his heart condition prevented him from playing contact sports. Instead Nathan spent time riding...
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Robert M. White

August 18, 1967 - June 13, 2015

Robert M. "Bob" White, 47, of Medina, NY, entered into Heaven on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the United Memorial Hospital, Batavia, NY.Born in Medina, NY, he was the son of Donald and Marie (Graczyk) White of Medina.Bob graduated from Medina High School and was first employed with Earl Higgs Construction, building log homes and then for 22 years with Tom Fenton Building Service and lastly, for 5...
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Martin J. Yoder

July 14, 1956 - June 9, 2015

Martin J. Yoder, 58, of 2594 Murdock Rd. Medina, NY, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at his residence.He was born on July 14, 1956, in Holmes County, Ohio, to Joe L. and Sarah M. (Miller) Yoder.On May 31, 1984, he married Ada J. Yoder, she survives.He was a farmer and a member of the Lyndonville Amish Church. He was ordained minister in 2004.In addition to his wife, he is survived...
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Donald A. Scheu

February 8, 1919 - April 30, 2015

Donald A. Scheu, 96, of Medina, NY, entered his heavenly home on Thursday , April 30, 2015 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.Born February 8, 1919 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Albert and May (Chestworth) Scheu.Don grew up in the Buffalo area and graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He joined the US Army in 1942 and served in WWII in...
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Marion C. Czarnopyski

August 13, 1921 - April 29, 2015

Marion C. Czarnopyski, 93, formerly of Medina, passed away April 29, 2015 at the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center.She was born August 13, 1921 in Kenyonville, NY, the daughter of the late Louis and Apolonia (Wielgusz) Marek. She graduated from Waterport High School in 1940 and Rochester Business Institute. She worked as a secretary for Delco Appliance (GMC); The Richford...
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Betty J. Wodrich

February 27, 1962 - April 23, 2015

Betty J Wodrich, 70, of Knowlesville, NY passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Medina Memorial Hospital. Born on February 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Esther (Campbell) Barkley.On October 6, 1962, she married Leo R. Wodrich Sr. and in 1967, they moved to Knowlesville, NY where they raised 5 children. At one time she worked for Bernzomatic, Fisher Price and White...
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Ruth L. Wells

February 23, 1935 - April 20, 2015

Ruth L. Wells, 80, of Shelby, NY, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on February 23, 1935, in N. Tonawanda, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Florence (Martin) Eggert. She grew up in Middleport, attending Royhart High School, On September 17, 1954, she married the late Luther E. Wells, together raising two sons. She liked...
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John Jack McCarthy

July 29, 1932 - April 16, 2015

John J. "Jack" McCarthy II, 82, passed away peacefully at home on April 16, 2015. He was born on July 29, 1932 in medina, NY, the son of the late John J. McCarthy and Mary (Deasy) McCarthy. He graduated from Medina High School, received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Bonnaventure Universiy and a Masters Degree from the University of Miami in FL. He was a member of the Pi Kappi Phi Fraternity.Medina...
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Gregory Emil Smith

February 14, 1961 - April 15, 2015

Gregory Emil Smith, 54, of Shelby Center, NY passed away suddenly on April 15, 2015. He was born February 14, 1961 in Medina, NY, the deeply, beloved son of Adeline Panchenko Smith and the late Garra H. Smith. He is survived and so sadly missed by his brother, Jeffrey D. (Charlene Murray) Smith, sisters, Judith K. Clonan-Smith and Kathleen G. Smith, dear-to-him nephew and nieces, Jeremiah G. ...
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Joan F. King

January 24, 1935 - April 15, 2015

Joan F. King, 80, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 peacefully with her loving family by her side at the Hildebrandt Hospice Center in Rochester, NY. She was born January 24, 1935, the daughter of the late E. Luther and Ruth (Rice) Reed. She graduated Medina High School in 1952 and married D. John King on June 12, 1954. They settled in Medina raising four children. In 1971 they bought...
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Naomi K. Watts

July 26, 1923 - April 12, 2015

Naomi K. Watts, 91, of Shelby, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her home, with her loving family at her side. Born on July 26, 1923, in the Town of Barre, NY she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Kathryn (Vincent) Anstey.Naomi grew up on the Hemlock Ridge Road in Town of Barre and attended a one-room Schoolhouse on Crane Road. She graduated from Medina High...
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Kenneth N. Prest

May 12, 1944 - March 30, 2015

Kenneth "Kenny" N. Prest, 70, of Medina, NY, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on May 12, 1944 in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Kenneth E. and Arlene (Johnson) Prest. Ken grew up in Medina and married the former Dorinne Luxon on March 25, 1967 and together raised their five children. He worked various jobs including TJ Lipton and...
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Earl L. Barnum

February 16, 1949 - March 8, 2015


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Margaret Mary Bowen

April 17, 1931 - February 26, 2015

Margaret M. Bowen, 83, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on April 17, 1931 in Lockport, NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Loretta (Lanighan) Williamson.In 1949, she married the late Robert A. Bowen, to whom she was married for 60 years, until his passing.Together they lived in Lockport, Middleport and lastly in...
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Nellie Marie Conolly

September 15, 1922 - February 7, 2015

N. Marie Conolly (née Boyle) died peacefully February 7, 2015 in Medina at the age of 92.Marie is survived by her children Kathleen (Al) and Jeffrey (Steve), siblings, Carl Boyle (Mary) and Carolyn Boyle, both of Medina, many nieces and nephewsShe is preceded in death by her late husband Joseph F. Conolly, Jr. and seven other brothers and sisters.Marie was born on September 15, 1922 in...
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Andres N. Rodriguez

July 4, 1927 - January 30, 2015

Andres N. Rodriguez, 87 of Medina, NY, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on July 4, 1927 in Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Andres and Lucia (Navarro) Rodriguez. He lived in Orleans Co. most of his life and on October 13, 1968, he married the late and former Dorothy Felix. He worked various jobs, lastly with the former Niagara Foods...
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Francis G. Miller

August 24, 1945 - January 21, 2015

Francis G. Miller, 69, of Albion, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Born on August 24, 1945, in Albion, NY, he was the son of the late Fredrick J. and Velma (Haviland) Miller.Francis was always known to his family as Uncle Sonny. He is forever remembered for his huge smile, love of babies and his love for all kinds of foods. He always...
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Christine Jankowski

June 6, 1970 - January 5, 2015

Christine M. Jankowki, 44, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Monday, January 5, 2015 at her home.Born on June 6, 1970, in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of Hilda (Atkinson) and the late Delore Secore.She previously was employed at Niagara Foods of Middleport, Comstock of Barker and lastly, Bucolo Cold Storage of Burt.Christine enjoyed listening to country music and enjoyed going to Fan Fair...
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Lawrence H. Sanderson

November 7, 1941 - January 5, 2015

Lawrence H. Sanderson, 73, of Medina, NY, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2015 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.Born November 7, 1941, in Medina, NY , he was the son of the late Hugh and Martha Adell (Bathrick) Sanderson.Larry graduated Lyndonville High School in 1959 and attended RIT, studying Business Administration. He entered the Navy on October 15, 1959 serving 3...
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Robert Pete Smith

June 8, 1944 - January 2, 2015

Robert B. "Pete" Smith, 70, of Medina, NY, passed away suddenly on January 2, 2015 at his home.Born on June 8, 19444 in Clifton Springs, NY, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Fredrika Mae (Wright) Smith. Pete worked various jobs including, being a grounds keeper at Willard State Hospital, ABEX of Medina and lastly, at Schwab's Farm Market in Gasport, NY. In his spare-time he enjoyed...
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Floyd E. Payne

September 6, 1931 - January 1, 2015

Floyd E. "Ted" Payne, 83, of Medina, NY, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on September 6, 1931 in Jeddo, NY, he was the son of the late Floyd W. and Elva (Sanderson) Payne.Floyd graduated from Medina High School in 1949 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, during the Korean War. On returning home, he married his first wife, the former Nancy Myers in 1954...
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Ronald J. Miller

November 11, 1949 - December 29, 2014

Ronald J. Miller, 65, of Medina, NY passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on November 11, 1949 in Albion, NY, he was the son of the late Fred and Velma (Haviland) Miller.Ronald graduated from Medina High School in 1968 and in that same year enlisted in the U.S. Navy, on returning home, he married the former Cathy Prichard on September 4, 1971. They made...
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Richard Holloway

September 13, 1935 - December 11, 2014

Richard Holloway Sr. 79, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on September 13, 1935 in Fort Valley, GA, he was the son of the late Floyd and Equilla (Merrit) Holloway.In June of 1976, he married the late and former, Eloise (Hammonds) Holloway, together raising 12 children. He was employed with the Medina Department of Public Works at...
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Edna Mae Harwood

November 30, 1929 - December 10, 2014

Edna Mae Harwood, 85, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Medina, after a short illness.Born on November 30, 1924, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Bertha (Barrett) Easton.Edna came to the Medina area in 1945 and in that same year met the late Lionel Harwood, whom she...
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Carol Joyce Gidley

December 4, 1933 - December 5, 2014

Carol Joyce Gidley, 81, went home to be with the Lord, after a brief illness, on Friday, December 5, 2014. Born December 4, 1933 in the Town of Yates, NY, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Cliff) Ehrenreich.Carol grew up in Lyndonville, NY, graduating in 1951. On June 21, 1952, she married the late J.T. Gidley. She worked for many years as a Teacher's Aide and as a Media...
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Cedric T. Anstey

December 16, 1930 - December 3, 2014

Cedric T. "Ced" Anstey, 83, of Medina, NY, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home.Born on December 16, 1930 in East Shelby, NY, he was the son of the late Thomas and Kathryn (Vincent) Anstey.Cedric grew up in East Shelby and graduated from Medina High School in 1947. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950's, having served two stints, that...
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Roxana D. Webster

May 20, 1954 - December 2, 2014

Roxana D. Webster, 60, of Medina, formerly of Albion, entered into rest on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her home. Born on May 20, 1954 in Albion, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Grace (Overholt) Standish.She grew up in Albion, attending Albion Schools. She married Francis Webster, who together, raised three children. She was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver to her family and...
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Iolanthe J. Bey

March 16, 1927 - November 10, 2014

Iolanthe (Tia) Johnson Bey, 87, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Medina Memorial Hospital and is now resting in Christ.Tia was born on March 16, 1927 in Gatun, Canal Zone Hospital in Colon, Panama. Tia was the 6th of seven children born to Milton and Amy Chaplin Griffith.On March 12, 1947, Tia married Eddie Johnson-Bey and they set sail to the U.S.A. making their home in Brooklyn, NY....
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Howard Randall Gardner

August 12, 1963 - November 2, 2014

Howard Randall Gardner, 51, of Lockport, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Buffalo General Hospital.Born on August 12, 1963 in Malone, NY, he was the son of the late John and Irene (Secore) Gardner.Howard graduated from Lyndonville High School and at one time worked as manager for Medina Bowling Lanes and recently, worked as a Mentor for Conserve of Depew, NY. He was a life member of...
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David G. Culver

April 25, 1940 - October 19, 2014

David Gerald Culver of East Shelby passed away early morning of Sunday October 19, 2014 at his home under Hospice care while surrounded by family after a long fought illness. He was 74 years old. David was born on April 25, 1940 in Medina, NY to the late Francis and Robina (Hay) Culver. He graduated from Medina High School in 1959 and joined the United States Army as an MP. He was stationed in...
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Georgia B. Torres

October 28, 1924 - October 2, 2014

Georgia B. Torres, 89, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at her home.Born on October 28, 1924, in Morgan Town, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lindin and Genny (Ringo) Higginbothan.Georgia was married to Thurman M. Davis until his passing and later married the late Santo Torres. She was employed as a housekeeper for 15 years at Orchard Manor Nursing Home and...
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Earl D. Anderson

December 1, 1954 - October 2, 2014

Earl D. Anderson Sr., 59, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo.Born December 1, 1954, in Batavia, NY, he was the son of the late Edgar and Emma Jean Anderson.Earl grew up in Medina and worked various jobs including U.S. Gypsum, Conrail, and lastly, Whiting Door. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and spending time with his...
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Georgia Ann Vaughn

July 1, 1964 - September 29, 2014

Georgia Ann "Cherokee" Vaughn, 50, of Olcott, NY, passed away suddenly on September 29,2014 in Newfane, NY.Born on July 1, 1964, in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Burnice (Holcomb) Vaughn.After attending some schooling, Georgia worked as a Dietary Aid for the Odd Fellows Home of Lockport. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and her dog "Mack".She is...
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Earl L. Young

February 13, 1932 - September 20, 2014

Earl L. Young, 82 of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his home.Born on February 13, 1932, in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Bertram and Nellie (Grimes) Young.Earl graduated from Medina High School and then married the former Marie Johnson and together they made their home in Medina, raising two sons. Earl worked for Ridge Sand & Gravel and later drove...
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Apolonia Vargas

April 9, 1929 - September 9, 2014

Apolonia "Pola" Vargas, 85, of Lockport, NY, formerly of Medina, was called home on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Medina Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Etanislao and Juanita (Santiago) Sepulveda.Apolonia came to Medina in 1957, she was employed with various companies including, Birdseye, R.J. Reynolds and lastly she retired from...
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Wilbur Mosandel

March 6, 1944 - September 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, Medina, NY.
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Janice E. Beales

March 28, 1946 - August 31, 2014

Janice Elaine Beales, 68, of Lockport, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Williamsville, NYBorn on March 28, 1946 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lewis M. and Grace (Costich) Phinney.On Sept 2, 1967, she married the late Duane V. Beales; together they made their home in Gasport, NY.Janice received both her bachelor's and master...
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William L. Stear

May 14, 1930 - August 29, 2014

William L. "Bill the Barber" Stear, Sr., entered into rest Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home.Born May 14, 1930 in Punxsutawney, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel M. and Clara (Ferringer) Stear. He was known as "Bill the Barber" after cutting many generations of hair at his shop on South Main Street in Medina. He served in the Marine Corp in the 1940's before...
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Maxine E. Johnston

July 8, 1928 - August 29, 2014

Maxine Mills Johnston (Payjack), 86, of Lockport, NY, entered into rest on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Ann's Community.Born July 8, 1928 in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Laurita (Miles) Payjack. She was educated at St. Mary's Catholic School, Medina Junior High and Medina Senior High School, graduating in 1946. She graduated from Simmons College, Prince School of...
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Vincent D. Cardone

June 1, 1921 - August 23, 2014

Vincent D. Cardone passed away in the early morning hours of August 23, 2014 at the age of 93. Mr. Cardone was born in Medina, New York on June 1, 1921, one of seven children born to Dominic and Mary Scolozzi Cardone. Mr. Cardone was a life-long resident of Medina, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1943 with a double major in history and economics. After serving in the United...
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Debra L. Bowen

January 27, 1953 - August 21, 2014

Debra L. Bowen, 61, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, after a short illness.Born on January 27, 1953 in Albion, NY, she was the daughter of Roberta (Smith) Murray and the late Leslie Murray.In 1971, Debra graduated from Lyndonville High School and in 1981, she married Robert Bowen, together raising two daughters. She started working for...
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Gordon A. Bennett

February 22, 1936 - August 20, 2014

Gordon A. Bennett, 78, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the medina Memorial Hospital.Born on February 22, 1936 in N. Tonawanda, NY, he was the son of the late Delbert and Margaret (Batka) Bennett.Gordon enlisted in the U.S. Army and on returning home he married the late and former Carol Ann Litchard and together they raised four children. He retired as...
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Marcia B. Tuohey

July 27, 1930 - August 7, 2014

Marcia B. Tuohey, 84, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at her home.Born in Medina in 1930, she attended St. Mary's and Medina Schools. She also attended classes at Genesee Community College and BOCES.In 1949 she began her business career''' first employed as an executive Secretary at the Niagara Sprayer Co., (FMC) research center. In 1956 with her husband, Carl, ...
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Richard S. Wisniewski

April 1, 1945 - July 26, 2014

Richard H. Wisniewski "Dick Cherry"of Medina passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Medina Memorial Healthcare Center.He was born April 11, 1945 in Medina, NY son of the late Kasmer and Stephania (Mazur) Wisniewski.He was employed at Delphi Company in Lockport, NY for thirty years retiring in 2005.He married Carol Luckman May 20, 1999 and he was an avid hunter, loved fishing and...
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Marion M. LaJoie

October 18, 1920 - July 12, 2014

Marion M. LaJoie, 93, of Middleport, NY, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on October 18, 1920 in Sardinia, NY, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Martha (Deuel) Smith.Marion grew up in Springville and was a she employed garden farmer. She lived in Jeddo, NY before moving to Middleport. She was a member of the Jeddo Community Chapel...
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Elizabeth M. Hunt

March 8, 1931 - June 13, 2014

Elizabeth M. "Bette" Hunt, 83, of Medina, NY, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Buffalo General Hospital.Born on March 8, 1931 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Miles A. and Helen (Shepherd) Hollway.She graduated from Clayton Central High School in 1949 and attended Nursing School at Rochester General, she then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed...
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Gail Marie Scott

December 10, 1954 - May 9, 2014

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Georgette E. McGaughy

April 11, 1925 - April 14, 2014

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Robert Charles Stisser

June 30, 1927 - April 13, 2014

Robert C. Stisser, 86, of Medina, NY, formerly of Lyndonville, entered into rest on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness.Born on June 30, 1927 in Lyndonville, NY, he was the son of the late Wellington and Ina (Houseman) Stisser.Robert graduated from Lyndonville High School and in 1952 he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Korea. On returning home, he was...
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Betty Jean Watts

June 11, 1960 - March 27, 2014

Betty Jean Watts, 53, of Medina, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at E.C.M.C. Buffalo, NY. Born on June 11, 1960, in Newfane, NY, she is the daughter of the late Frank Smith and Joan Vaughn.On May 25, 1985 she married Sidney Watts, together making their home in Shelby and raising five children. Betty was a life- time member of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary...
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Ryan Allen Sullinger

February 28, 1985 - March 25, 2014

Ryan A. Sullinger, 29, of Medina, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2014 at his home.Born on February 28, 1985, he was the son of Richard Reigle and Margaret Sullinger. Ryan enjoyed wood working with his father, fishing and partying with his many friends and family from Medina and Ontario.Besides his parents, Ryan is survived by his sister, Vivian Sullinger of Medina and may other step-...
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Maurice J. Tuohey

December 19, 1933 - December 19, 2013

Maurice J. Tuohey, 80, passed away on 12/19/13 at his home in Sanford Florida. He was born and raised in Medina, N. Y., the son of Sgt., Carl Tuohey of the Medina Police Dept., from 1933 thru 1953. His Uncle, Eugene Tuohey of Medina, and Godfather Maurice (Lank) O'Brien of Medina, both retired from the N. Y. S. Conservation Dept. as Game Wardens. Maurice retired from the Onondaga County Sheriffs...
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Irene Navarra

April 27, 1922 - April 19, 2013

Irene Navarra, 90, of Rochester, formerly of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 19, 2013 at St. John's Nursing Home, Rochester, NY.Born on April 27, 1922 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Vera (Young) LaMachia.Irene was a part '''owner, operator of Sam's Restaurant and also owned Irene's Beauty Shop, both of Albion and in her later years, she worked as...
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Margaret A. Jurinich

January 6, 1945 - June 21, 2012

Margaret A. Jurinich, 67, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away suddenly on Thursday, 21, 2012 at the Lyndonville High School.Born on January 6, 1945, in Bellefonte, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Ruby H. (Kucas) Jurinich.Margaret graduated from Medina High School in 1962 and attended S.U.N.Y Brockport, receiving her Degree in Teaching. She was a devoted and dedicated teacher...
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Dorothy E. Pahura

February 27, 1922 - October 22, 2011

Dorothy E. Pahura, 89, of Medina, NY and beloved wife of the late Raymond C. Pahura, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on Feb. 27, 1922 in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Jane (Kuhl) Nellist.Dottie grew up in South Buffalo and graduated from South Park High School in 1940. In June of 1941, she married Raymond "Monte" Pahura...
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Weldon E. Dunn

April 14, 1936 - October 18, 2011

MEDINA - Weldon E. Dunn, 75, of Medina, NY, died peacefully at his home on October 18, 2011. Born on April 14, 1936 in Middleport, NY, to the late Wilbur and Naetta Dunn, he graduated from MHS and lived his entire life in this area.Weldon worked as a pattern maker at Abex Corp., and retired as a foreman. A talented carpenter and woodworker, he could build or fix just about anything. He was an...
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Theresa B. Keller

April 22, 1936 - September 28, 2011

Theresa B. "Peachy" Keller, 75 of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the Villages of Orleans Nursing Home, Albion, NY. Born on April 22, 1936 in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (White) Yates.Theresa married the late Kenneth Keller on February 28, 1964, together raising two children. She worked as a rose cutter with the former White...
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Imogene Martha Moore

June 18, 1921 - September 8, 2011

Imogene Martha Moore, 90, of Casa Grande, AZ, formerly of Medina / Oakfield, went to Heaven on Thursday, September 8, 2011.Born on June 18, 1921 in Young Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Mary (Gibson) Muckle. On August 31, 1940 she married the late William C. Moore in Kernstown, VA.Imogene is survived by her loving family: sisters, Geneva; Florence; a brother; Glen....
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Edith F. Benthin

March 27, 1921 - September 5, 2011

.Edith F. "Edie" Benthin, 90, of Medina, NY, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home.Edith was the daughter of the late Edward and Gladys (Wright) Sloper.She graduated of Medina High School, class of 1940. She has worked at Medina Parts Co. for 54 years. She worked for very nice people. She called it her second home.She was predeceased by her husband, George...
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Dorothy W. Thomas

January 4, 1924 - August 30, 2011

Dorothy W. Thomas, 87, of Roswell, GA, formerly of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in Lewisburg, PA.Born on January 4, 1924, in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Gladys (LeVan) Walters.Dorothy grew up in Medina and attended the University of Michigan, where she was a Tri Delta. She traveled extensively and enjoyed summering in Maine.Dorothy is...
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Dorothy E. Dicureia

January 23, 1928 - August 2, 2011

Dorothy E. DiCureia, 83, of Medina, NY, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at her home with her loving family by her side.Born on January 23, 1928 in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Sylvia (Retchless ) Westcott.Dorothy married the late Dominic DiCureia on June 21, 1952 at St. Mary's Church and together they raised four sons. She was employed as a...
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Ruth L. Page

July 12, 1918 - August 2, 2011

Ruth L. Page, 93, of Medina, NY, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home.Born on July 12, 1918 in Alexander, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Herr) Matters. She has lived in Shelby for the last 25 years and was a member of the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church.Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd A. Page and a daughter, Vicki Page....
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Kelly Moore

October 14, 1928 - July 27, 2011

Kelly Moore, 82, of Albion, NY, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Villages of Orleans, Albion, after a lengthy illness.Born on October 14, 1928 in Fola, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Luke and Mary (Brown) Moore.He was married to the late Alma R. Moore on February 2, 1950, and together they raised eight children. He was employed by the local coal mines and...
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Cora A. Pickle

February 18, 1937 - July 20, 2011

Cora A. Pickle, 74, of Medina, NY, went to with the Lord on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Medina.Born on February 18, 1937 in Bristol, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert T. and Martha B. (Hartsock) Newman.She married the late James Pickle Sr. in September of 1954. She was a housewife to their 9 children and to many other families who were down and out. They...
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Bernie A. Weir

April 28, 1921 - July 7, 2011

Bernie A. Weir, 90, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Born on April 28, 1928 in Yakima, WA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Julia (Fordes) Weir.He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1938 and served a total of three tours of duty in WWII, Vietnam and Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards and spending time with his family...
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Amanda Marie Bloom

May 8, 1988 - June 7, 2011

Amanda Marie Bloom "Too Short", 23, of Albion, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday June 7, 2011.Born on May 8, 1988 in Medina, NY the daughter of Kathleen Taylor and Norman Bloom Sr.Amanda attended Medina Central Schools. She loved sports, especially softball, spending time with her family and friends, and life in general. She had a big heart and would give anyone the shirt off of...
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James R. Wodrich

July 6, 1966 - May 31, 2011

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Solomon Saul Greenstein

September 17, 1936 - May 6, 2011

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Deborah M. Shingleton

June 4, 1947 - November 23, 2010

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Joan G. Knapp

October 4, 1953 - November 22, 2010

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Mary J. Newton

November 6, 1935 - November 21, 2010

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