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Obituaries

PIKE – Patsy “Pat” C. Aina, 73, of Fillmore died Sun., Jan. 10, 2021 at his home. He was born on Jan. 28, 1947 in Alfred, a son of the late James and G. June Dingler Aina. He married Linnea Witman in 1974. Pat was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1967 to 1969 and a former railroad foreman for R&S Depot in Warsaw. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife is daughter, Krysta (Bryan) Smith of Fla.; grandchildren: Dylan Smith, Chase Aina, Quynn Smith and Soryn Smith; brothers: Joseph (Shirley) Aina and James (Eileen) Aina, both of Albion; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, Keith L. Aina and sister, Katherine Aina. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee St., Fillmore. Memorials if desired may be made to a Conservation Club of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at: www.koplerwilliamsfuneralhome.com

Mary “Sue” Allen, of Albion, passed away on Tue., Jan. 5, 2021 to go home to the love of her life, Wayne.  When she wasn’t at home, sitting in her comfy chair with a Danielle Steel novel, she may have been on one of the long car rides she enjoyed.  She loved spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, watching Hallmark movies, asking her grandkids about their day, and laughing.  She had a jewelry collection to rival Imelda Marcos’ shoes and always smelled of warm vanilla. She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin Wayne Allen; her parents, John and Mary (Iorio) Albanese, and her brother, John Albanese. She is survived by her son, John (Jessica) Allen; grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Alexander, and Natalie Allen; brother, Paul (Anne) Albanese; a niece and nephew; several close cousins, and many wonderful friends. The family will celebrate her life, privately, at a later date. Sue’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 N. Bailey Ave., Suite 217, Amherst, NY 14226.  To share a special memory of Sue, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Gary S. “Corky” Beiersdorf, 76, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Tue., Jan. 12, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Born on May 18, 1944, in N. Tonawanda, NY, he was the son of the late Edward H. and Blanche (Thursby) Beiersdorf. Corky graduated from N. Tonawanda High School in 1961 and in 1965, he married the former Nancy Gondek. He worked as a machinist for various jobs and lastly for Harrison Radiator, retiring in 2005. Corky was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Lyndonville and had a passion for drag racing and restoring cars. Corky is survived by his wife, Nancy; children: Cari (Lewis) DuBois of Niagara Falls, NY, Timothy (Cathy) Beiersdorf of Lyndonville, NY; grandchildren: Steven, Bethany and Luke; great-granddaughter, Paisley; brother, Tom (Karen) Beiersdorf of Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends attended Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., Jan. 16 at Our Lady of the Lake/ St. Joseph’s Parish, Lyndonville. Burial will be in the Lynhaven Cemetery at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Corky’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Corky at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Mrs. Elizabeth (Corbett) “Betty” Childs, 99, died peacefully on Sat., Jan. 9, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Perce and Della Corbett of Walker and Brockport, NY. Mrs. Childs, was born on Aug. 8, 1921, in Brockport. She received her Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from New York University in Manhattan. In 1942 she became a 12th-grade English teacher in Prattsburg, and later taught in LeRoy, and Albion. She was the high school guidance counselor in Medina and then in Albion, retiring in 1976. Mrs. Childs served as President of the Niagara-Orleans Counselors Association and Medina Memorial Hospital Twig Association, Chairwoman and Vice Chairwoman of the Orleans County Community Services Board, was appointed by the Governor to the New York State Board of Visitors from 1976-1980 and to the New York State Board of Visitors, Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center from 1976-1983. Mrs. Childs also served as the President and Vice President of the Community Counselor Centers of Orleans County, the Child Welfare Association of Orleans County, the Foster Care Advisory Committee of the Orleans County Dept. of Social Services and from 1988-1990 served as the Medina Village Historian. Betty was also a member of the Medina United Methodist Church. In her later years, Mrs. Childs enjoyed wintering at her residence in Sebastian, Fla. where she enjoyed golfing with friends. Betty is survived by her son, David Childs and his wife, Mary Ann of Gordonsville, Va.; and grandchildren: Jason Corbett Childs and Dr. Kaitlyn Childs Swenson and her husband, Joshua. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford W. Childs, Jr. in 2002. Due to current health precautions, services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Childs family plot in Boxwood Cemetery, Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. Share memories and condolences at: www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Donald E. “Duck” Cook of Middleport passed away Jan. 11, 2021.  He was the son of Meldon and Beatrice (Coolidge) Cook.  Don was born in Malone, NY.  He retired from Harrison Radiator after 14 years.  Don also owned and operated Cooks Country Store in Owls Head, NY.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoor sports, and carpentry.  Don was a member of the Owls Mountain Club, Mount Tom Rec Club, Sacred Heart, and Jr. Wilson Sportsmen Club. Donald is survived by his loving wife Lynn; daughters: Lisa (companion, Craig) and Donna (Bob) Brown; grandchildren: Justin (Kayla) LaFlesh and Sonya (Carley) Wells, and Missy Bashaw; step-grandchildren: Brandon (Amanda) Brown, Kelsey Brown, and Nick Murray; great-grandchildren: Chloe Nashwenter, Owen LaFlesh, Mia LaFlesh, Rory LaFlesh, Jaxson LaFlesh, and Colt Brown; siblings: Gerald (Shirley) Cook, Barbara (late Ken) Belanga, Janet (Gordie) Cavers, Marge (late Ken) Hutchins, and the late Pauline (Marshall) Smith and Douglas Cook; also many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends.  Besides his parents Don was also predeceased by nephews: Ricky Malley, Jerry Smith, and Jimmy Carvers. A private memorial services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or to Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304 would be appreciated by the family.
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James F. Fisher, 81, of Waterport/Albion passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2021. Jim was an Airman 1st Class, 3rd Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. Afterward he began his work career finally retiring from Rochester Products (Delphi) after 28 years. Jim was also an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Carlton Fire Department. Predeceased by his parents, Howard and Wilma (Seager) Fisher; father- and mother-in-law Earl and Rose (Lienhart) Kirchner; sisters: Elaine Fisher and Jean Kidney; brothers and sister-in-law: Wayne Hughes, Michael and Ann Bourke and William Kirchner. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Rosemary (Kirchner) Fisher; children: David (Tammy) Fisher, Debra Howes, Wm. Scott (Carolyn) Fisher and Beth Williams; grandchildren Adam (Audra), Joshua (Libby} and Brandon Fisher, Dylan and Derek (Taylor) Howes, Lillian and Wm. Reilly Fisher, Kayla (Robert) Wood, Kyle and Tyler Williams; great-grandchildren: Caleb, Amelia, Jonah Fisher, Hadley and Hayden Wood; sister Anita (William) Semans; brother-in-law, Phillip Kidney; and sister-in-law, Nancy Kirchner; along several nephews and nieces, special friends: Walter and Andrea Passmore; and his special feline buddies: Sylvester and Callie Cat. Jim requested to make an anatomical gift to the University of Buffalo as a contribution to the research of Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, therefore the family will gather for a private graveside service at a later date. Donations may be made to COVA or the Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of James Fisher.

Leona Heinz, 96, of Middleport passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2021. She was born Sept. 16, 1924 in Medina to the late Percy and Katherine (Green) Chase. Leona was a very generous person who helped anyone that was in need. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Jerry on May 19, 1996; granddaughter, Debbie Heinz; and daughter-in-law, Tina Heinz. Leona is survived by her sons: Dennis and Kenneth. Interment will take place privately at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Shelby. Leona’s arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home Middleport, NY. To share a special memory of Leona please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Lucy M. Pore was born Feb. 9, 1939 in Americus, Ga. to the late John Junior and Eunice B. Jackson. She was called to rest on Dec. 30, 2020. Lucy attended Sumter County Schools, Americus, Ga. After graduating Lucy relocated to Albion, NY. She was employed many years by General Electric and retired from Bausch and Lomb in Albion, NY. She was a warm-hearted, generous, loving woman who had a love for baking and cooking delicious meals. Lucy also enjoyed singing and going to church. Lucy served as a Deaconess at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albion, NY. Lucy was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - PHA. After relocating to Hamlet, NC, Lucy became a member and served as a Deaconess at the Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Hamlet, NC. In addition to her parents, Lucy is preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 45 years, Jimmy L. Pore; brothers: Larenzo Jackson and Leon Jackson; sister, Mary Brady; and great-niece, Jenaye Railey. She leaves to cherish her memories and love: stepson, Trellis Pore (Caleia) of Albion; Godsons: Anthony Wynn of Albion and Cedric Wynn (Stephanie) of Statesboro, Ga.; siblings: Fannie Wilkinson of Washington, Ga., Johnnie Mae Wynn of Macon, Ga., Eddie Jackson (Jeanette) of Forestville, Md., Willie Jackson (Julia) of Columbus, Ga., John Jackson III (Barbara) of Fort Washington, Md., Vyrtis Thomas (Nathaniel) of Mitchville, Md.; grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Joan Elaine Rands (Stahl), 74, of Spencerport passed away on Dec. 28, 2020. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard Rands. Joan is survived by her mother, Mary Corliss Stahl; aunt, Charlene Seekins Smith; children: Lorelei (David) Smith, Renee Maisel, and Brett (Barbara) Rands; grandchildren: Ryan (Sydney) Maisel, Alexandra (Spencer) Bedwell, Corey Smith, Cameron Rands, and Morgan Rands; great-grandchildren: Chase and Easton Bedwell; brother, Kevin (Gertrude) Stahl; nieces: Tricia (Jared) Bruning and Erin (Chris) Ewin; dear friend, Priscilla McAllister and many others. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, being by water and her dog, PoohBear. There will be a celebration of Joan’s life in the summer. Donations can be made to MHA Mental Health America or to the American Cancer Society.  Family and friends may leave a condolence, upload a photo, and light a digital candle by visiting Joan’s tribute wall: www.murphyfuneralservices.com

Charles H. Sevor Sr, 87, peacefully passed on Dec. 25, 2020. Predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Florence Sevor; wife, Marilyn Sevor; brothers: Wayne Sevor, Cecil Sevor; brother-in-law, Ron Verstaete. Survived by his son, Charles (Christine Yaskulski) Sevor Jr; daughter, Mary Shortbull; grandchildren: Kara (Martin) Close, Chandra Gilman, Michael (Aimee) Sevor, Angela Turner Leonard; great-grandchildren: Emily Sevor, Charlize Sevor; many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren through marriage; brother, Louie (Gail) Sevor; sisters: Wanda (Chuck) Rice, Bernice Verstaete; many nieces, nephews and many family friends. Charles served in the U.S. Army in Korea 1953-1955 in the 10th Infantry division and was honorably discharged in 1956. He was a lifetime member of Albion VFW Post 4635. Charlie also served with the Orleans County Civil Defense Auxiliary Police Department. He worked at the Farm & Feed, Holley Cold Storage, Albion Landfill, and he retired from Kodak. Charlie was one of the founding members of Clarendon Fire Company. He served as the first treasurer in 1956 when they became chartered. Following Charles’ wishes he chose to make an anatomical gift to the University of Rochester Medical Center, therefore there will not be a service scheduled at this time. A celebration of life will be planned by the family for a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Clarendon Fire Company, 16169 E. Lee Rd. Hwy., Clarendon, NY 14429.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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