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Theodore Pedro Alicea-Smith, age 1, infant son of Joseph and Rachael Alicea-Smith, died suddenly and unexpectedly November 19, 2023 in Sisters of Charity Hospital-St. Joseph’s Campus. He was born in Buffalo on July 23, 2022.  Theodore was predeceased by his grandfather: Pedro Alicea, his uncles: George Cordero Duane Gonzalez and his great-grandmother: Concetta Backus (nee Favata). In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters: Leona, Sydney, and Skylar, his maternal grandmother: Christeen Lusk, his paternal grandmother: Virginia McCarthy, his maternal great-grandparents: Ted and Gerry Swiercznski, his several loving cousins:  his aunts: Maureen Cordero, Eileen (Jimmy Aina), Colleen (Rick Brade), Cathleen (Peter Theodorakos), and his uncles: Isaiah Evans, Todd (Darla) Swiercznski and Patrick (Mattea) Swiercznski. There will be no calling hours and a private service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.  Theodore’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Albion.  To share a special memory of Theodore or share a condolence with the family, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Charles Edward Bergeman. New Memorial Fund Established Albions Beloved Santa Charles W. Howards Grandson and Namesake Charles E. Bergeman has passed. He departed this world after a brave fight with Cancer, leaving a void that can never be filled on Oct. 31 2023 at the age of 64. Born in Buffalo, N.Y. on April 13th,1959,he was the son of the late Everett and Gale(Howard) Bergeman; beloved husband of Carol (McEwen) Bergeman; cherished father of Gale McEwen Bergeman of San Rafael, CA; loving brother of Jane Holland and Douglas Bergeman both of Williamsville, N.Y. He was also a devoted Uncle, Cousin and friend. Charles was affectionately known to his family and friends as Chuck or Chip. Charles was a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After graduation Charles moved to San Francisco, CA. He worked for Bechtel Corporation headquarters for 23 years. He continued his career in several tech companies as a software developer, Product solutions mgr., and retired as a Software Product manager at Certica Solutions San Francisco. He lived in the Bay area from 1980-2021 when he and his wife retired and moved to Lewiston, NY to fulfill his dream of continuing his Grandfathers legacy with many Creative Ideas. He was a very talented Artist with a knowledge and love for learning .Always his Mentor and influence in his life was his Grandfather. Charles W. Howard was most known for his portrayal of Santa in the Macy’s Day Parade from 1948-1965. He began a toy company “STURDY TOYS” in Medina, NY as a young Man and went on to originate the world famous, Charles W. Howard Santa School, a first of its kind. The School still continues in Midland, MI. He also served as a technical advisor for the movie Miracle on 34th Street, and appeared on Tv shows, To Tell The Truth and What’s My line. He also made an appearance on Johnny Carsons late nite show. He founded and directed Christmas Park in Albion. Like his Grandfather “Little” Charles had a profound effect on everyone he met with his sense of Humor, kindness and unwavering dedication to understanding and caring for others. He will be profoundly missed. In his memory, let us celebrate the life he led, remember the love he shared, and continue to learn from his unwavering compassion for others. His Family History in Albion and Grandfathers Legacy with most recently the unveiling of a life size bronze statue on June 10th,2023 in Watermen Park would be something “LITTLE” Charles would appreciate everyone continuing to support. Donations can be made to the Charles E. Bergeman Memorial Fund C/O The Albion Betterment committee, Joe Gehl 14487 Baker Road Kent, N.Y. 14477. This will be used to enhance the site of His Grandfathers statue in Waterman Park with the dream to have a permanent museum to house the family collections of Charles W. Howard for all to enjoy. If you would like to send condolences to Charles family, please reach out to Carols email Cmcewenbergeman@gmail.com. Full obituary can be read at mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com. M.J. Colucci & Son Niagara Funeral Chapel, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 716-298-1800.

Edward J. “Eddie John” Button, age 78, passed away November 23, 2023  following a short illness. Ed was born August 27, 1945, to Joseph  & Mildred (Hughson) Button, and lived in this area all of his life. Ed served in the United State Army 1966-1968 in Germany.  Ed enjoyed his family and many friends, and was known tro all to be a fun loving and caring soul. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his son Joseph, and his sister, Sandra (Jerry) Salvatore. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Jane Heise, Amy Button, of Albion and Chelsey Smith of TN.  Also, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his brother, Dennis (Anita) Button, and the mother of his children, Sybil Briggs and several nieces and nephews. Ed will be missed by his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved dearly. A memorial celebration will take place at the American Legion in Albion on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 1:00pm   Interment will be in WNY National Cemetery on Tuesday December 5, 2023 at 1:00pm Ed’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home. To share a special memory of Eddie John, please visitwww.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Alice A. Carder, age 83 of Medina, beloved, wife, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Tue., Nov. 21, 2023. Born Aug. 28, 1940 in North Java, NY, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Frances (Conrad) Kibler. She graduated from Arcade High School in 1959. On May 7, 1960 she married William T. Carder, Sr. The couple lived in East Aurora, raising a family of three children. In 1970 they moved to Medina with the opening of Fisher-Price Toys. Early on, Mrs. Carder worked picking apples and also waitressed at the Apple Grove Inn. She then worked for Fisher-Price Toys for many years. Mrs. Carder was a longtime member of Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Medina, where she was very active in various church groups. Alice enjoyed spending time with her loving family, especially her granddaughters and great-granddaughters. Mrs. Carder was predeceased by her beloved husband, William T. Carder, Sr. in 1994; and four siblings, John Kibler, Kay Allen, Margaret Bleyle and Mary Fancher. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Loretta (Timothy) Bensley, William T. Carder, Jr. both of Medina and Shannon (Melanie) Carder of Niagara Falls; two granddaughters, Ellysa Carder Johnstone and Destinee Bensley (fiancé, Matthew Kerr); great-granddaughters, Mariah and Lillian Johnstone; sister in-law, Jane Kibler; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held on Mon., Nov. 27 from 10AM-12:30PM at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her funeral service immediately followed at 12:30PM and interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God, PO Box 625, Medina, NY 14103 or at www.caltabag.org. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Robert Earl Cherry, age 71, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Nov. 22, 2023.  He was born May 26, 1952 in Batavia a son of Bernard “Benny” and Dorothy (Gilliatt) Cherry and was a lifetime resident of this area. Bob started work at age 16 and eventually retired from Delphi in 2005.  He enjoyed fishing, making and selling birdhouses, mowing the lawn, taking golf cart rides to the Royalton Airport with his dogs and sitting on the back deck enjoying the grandkids swim in the pool.  Mr. Cherry was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law: James and Sue Cherry, his brother: Thomas Cherry and his sister: Virginia Roth. He is survived by his wife of 50+ years Sharon (Bedford) Cherry, his children: Tammy “Rodney” Condren of Newfane, Patricia “Thomas” Jankowski of E. Amherst, Tina (Kevin Muphy) Kelley of Gasport, his siblings: Beverly (Edward) Earle, Donna (Rick) Kimber, Danny Cherry, brother-in-law: Robert Roth, his grandchildren: Aaron Shattuck, Nick Condren, Thomas and Kayleigh Condren, Austin and Madison Kelly, Carson Jankowski, several nieces and nephews and his good friends: John and Judy Willis. He will also be missed by his 2 chihuahuas: Lola and Sophie. The family received friends at the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street-Gasport, Mon., Nov. 27 from 4-7 only.  Family and friends were invited to attend a graveside service Tue., Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. in Cold Springs Cemetery-Lockport.  To share a special memory of Bob, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

William J. “Willie” Conners Jr. passed unexpectedly on Friday evening, November 24th, 2023. He was 60 years old. He is survived by his wife Michele, his daughter Tiffany (Eric), his adopted daughter Tabitha Amy, and his three grandchildren Melly, Ro, and JJ. He was beloved by his friends and coworkers. The family is distraught over this sudden, shocking passing. In lieu of a funeral service, the family will hold a celebration of life on Saturday, December 2nd, at the family home, 4023 Hoffman Rd. Medina, NY 14103, starting at 6 PM. Please bring a dish to pass and BYOB. Please, no flowers. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Willie at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Autumn L. Dercqu, age 22, of Medina, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Born November 17, 2001 in Medina, she was a daughter of Raylene P. McGuire and Peter L. Dercqu. Autumn was a free spirit. Dubbed a bit of a wild-child by her loved ones, Autumn lived life by her own rules. Known to give the shirt off of her back to anyone in need, she was a very giving person also. Autumn’s life was blessed by the birth of her only child, Amari’onna Dercqu on April 2, 2022. She enjoyed collecting anything Batman themed and was also a Dallas Cowboys fan. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Amari’onna; her mother, Raylene McGuire; father, Peter Dercqu; step-father Charlie Wright; maternal grandmother, Pat McGuire; paternal grandmother, Anna Martel; paternal grandfather, Robert Dercqu, Jr.; siblings, Tre McGuire, Seth Cunningham and Faith Dercqu; niece, Emery Keyes; several aunts, uncles and cousins; best friend, Nikki Buzzard along with many other close friends. Calling hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 4 from 2-4PM at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The family appreciated any memorial donations to be made to her GoFundMe at https://gofund.me/6604ce1a to help with childcare for her daughter. Share condolences and memories at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Bennett J. Grimes, 66, of Shelby, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sat., Nov. 25, 2023. Born Jan. 12, 1957 in Medina, he was a son of the late Noel and Doris (Stout) Grimes. Ben was a lifelong resident of the Medina area and married the love of his life, the former Sharon L. Clark on September 23, 1978. The couple raised a family of four children and have resided on Fletcher Chapel Road in Shelby ever since. Ben worked for Delphi Harrison Division of GM, where he retired from after 30 years. A devout Christian, Ben was an active member of the New Life Alliance Church in Medina. He was also an avid outdoorsman and hunter, among other activities. Ben was a loving husband, father, papa and friend and will be missed by all that knew him. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Grimes; children, Rachel Grimes, Emily (Josh) Hill, Matthew (Marie) Grimes and Mark Grimes; grandchildren, Gavyn, Jace, Madelyn, Micah and Maverick; siblings, Rebecca (David) Odell, Rev. Robert (Esther) Grimes, Bonnie (late Kevin) Gilbert and Brian (Marna) Grimes; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Fri., Dec. 1 from 4-8PM at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Sat., Dec. 2 at 10AM at the New Life Alliance Church, 4140 Shelby Basin Rd., Medina followed by interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation- Glioblastoma Research, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or www.give.roswellpark.org or to New Life Alliance Church at the address above. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Diane Carol Hain passed away on November 17, 2023, in Albion NY. Diane was born on September 26th 1959 in Medina NY to Betty Jackson and the late Leon Jackson. Diane graduated from Royalton High school in 1977 and received her BS in accounting at High Point University in 1999. She enjoyed her job at Harley Davidson in Hickory NC. She was an avid dog lover, enjoyed long scenic walks and concerts. She was predeceased by her sisters Anne Jackson (Haluska) and Barbra Bedard. She is survived by her mother Betty Jackson, brother Michael Jackson. Also, several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made in her name to the SPCA or Hospice of Orleans in Albion. Arrangements were entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Albion. To share a memory of Diane, visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Scott F Hall, 70 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, New York. Scott was born Friday, April 10, 1953, in Batavia, New York, a son of the late William D. and Dorothy (Foster) Hall. Scott was married to the love of his life, Judith (Bolles) Hall, for 35 years, and together they raised three wonderful children. Always wearing blue jeans, he enjoyed fishing, gardening his tomatoes, spending time with friends and family, Disney, cheering on the Yankees, and golfing at Terry Hills Golf Course, where he had been a formidable member of the Thursday Night League for each of the past six decades. Coaching his boys with his daughter was one of the greatest joys of his life. His professional career included 20 years as a produce manager and 20 years as a night manager at Lowe’s. Scott is survived by his sons, David Hall and Philip Hall of Batavia; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Harris; son-in-law Jason Harris of Las Vegas, NV; a brother, Ronald (Shellye) Hall of Albion; a sister, Wende (Late Sidney R.) London of Medina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In death, Scott is reunited with his wife, Judith Hall; his daughter, Amy Harris; and his parents, William D. and Dorothy Hall. Arrangements are under the care and direction of H. E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home. A graveside service will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia, NY, on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 10:00 am. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Franklin T. “Frank” Hartway, loving son, brother, uncle, partner, and friend passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023 at the age of 29. Frank was born in Medina on December 6, 1993, a son of Charles J. and Darlene (Wilson) Hartway. He attended Medina Central School and graduated from Deuel High School, Class of 2012. Frank was a talented athlete. Throughout high school he played football and participated in wrestling. He went on to graduate from South Dakota State University in 2015.  Frank enjoyed working on his farm. Alongside his brothers, he was a partner of Hartway Farms in Barre, NY. Frank had many passions in life. He had his private pilot’s license and loved to travel. Other than his love for agriculture, Frank loved his border collie, Lucca. You could always find him in the passenger seat of his pickup truck.  Frank came from a large family whom he cared for deeply. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Darlene Hartway; his siblings, Nathaniel (Megan) Hartway, Justin (Kristin) Hartway, Katie (Alex) Misiti, Travis (Cherub) Hartway, Bailey (Robert) Bannister, Martha (Eli) Bannister, and Ethan Carson; paternal grandmother, Bonnie (late Charles) Hartway; and maternal grandmother, Cecelia (late Charles) Wilson. He is also survived by his loving girlfriend, Makaila Albanese, as well as his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12:30PM at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St. Medina, NY. In lieu of calling hours, everyone is welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Life Gathering immediately following Frank’s Mass at The Knights of Columbus, 418 Main St., Medina. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Please share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Bruce E Harvey 76 of PennYan NY formerly of Albion NY passed away peacefully at Geneva General Hospital on November 21. He was a 1965 graduate of Albion High School and went on to receive a bachelors degree from Bowling Green College in Ohio. Bruce had a lifelong love of all kinds of music from many genres. He was always most comfortable in the Finger Lakes Region where he made his home for over 25 years. He was a co- owner of Fisher”s Newsroom in Albion in the late 90s. He also served as a rural letter carrier for the USPS. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Harlan and Lucille Harvey of Albion and his son Bran Harvey of Chicago. He is ssurvived by his daughter Staci (Charlie) Breuilly of Albion; daughter in law Lisa Forde of Chicago, brother Paul (Susan) Harvey of Chautauqua NY, sister Linda Beck of Hanover, New Hampshire as well as grandchildren Mark,Sarah,Allison,Nora,Emily,and Frannie. Services and internment will be private. .A celebration of life for Bruce will be held in the Spring. Memorials in his memory may be be made to a charity of one’s own choice.

Gordon D Hegeman Clarendon, New York Sunday November 26, 2023 Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Ethel Hegeman.Survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Hegeman. Children, Amy Gaesser, Kim Corpus, David Hegeman, Kim Charron, Tammi ( Martin) Kenney, Heather (Steven) DeWolf. Sister, Beverly Steele. 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandson. Several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. No prior calling hours. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service 10am Wednesday December 6, 2023 at The King Street Christian Center, 20 King St, Brockport, NY 14420. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute gifts to The Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance, PO. Box 535, Baldwinsville, NY 13027-0535.

Margaret Joanne Johnson, known by her preferred name of Joanne, 85, of Albion died Nov. 21, 2023 peacefully in her sleep at the Gables of Brighton. Born Dec. 6, 1937 to G.A and Lulu McLaughlin in Detroit Michigan, she earned her Bachelors of nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit in the early 60’s. She married Neil Johnson on Sept 12, 1964, and moved to New York State. In 1970 they moved to Orleans County.  She was the director of patient services for the Orleans County health department and later, director of the health department. She also worked as a nurse for Iroquois drug rehabilitation center. In later years worked as a care coordinator at Med America and Blue cross Blue Shield. Her final job was an intake nurse for Hospice She was involved in Business and professional women. She and Neil started the Orleans County 4-H Rabbits Raisers Club over 45 years ago. She helped influence the lives of many young people. She went to the First Presbyterian church of Albion and later in life became a member. She received nurse of distinction award in 1994 from Genesee region Homecare. She was a founding member of Hospice of Orleans. She loved being with her family, especially celebrating with them at Christmas She is survived by her husband of 59 years Neil Johnson. Her children Tom Johnson (Stephanie Sanger), Sarah Johnson. Granddaughters Emma (Caitlin Boker) Sanger-Johnson, Grace Sanger-Johnson, Izzy Sanger-Johnson. Great Granddaughter Maya Boker. There will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of Joanne ‘s life will be held on Dec. 2, 2023 at 11:00 at the First Presbyterian church of Albion, 29 East State St. Albion NY. In lieu of flowers donations made be made to Orleans County Rabbit Raisers, the First Presbyterian Church of Albion, or Hospice of Orleans, 14080-NY 31, Albion NY.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes. To share a memory of Joanne, visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Mark J. Monacelli a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away with his loved ones by his side on November 28th, 2023, at the age of 69. Born on October 4th, 1954, in Albion, NY, to Geraldine and Felix Monacelli, Mark spent his entire life in Holley, NY. Mark is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years, Debbie Monacelli, his son Bryan Monacelli (Mallorie), and his cherished grandchildren: Felix, Briella, Kailey, Kelly, Tabitha, and Jason. He is also survived by his sister, brother, and brother-in-law, Vicki Coykendall and Scott (Jennifer) Monacelli, Andy (Laurel) Gearhart along with nieces and nephews, Lindsey (Gary) Gallo, Benjamin, Aubree Monacelli, and Lily and Emma Gearhart. Mark was a true renaissance man, embracing a multitude of passions and leaving a lasting impact on all who knew him. His gardens were a testament to his green thumb and love for cultivating beauty. In retirement, Mark found joy in playing golf with his friends, both in New York and Florida. Beyond the greens, he expressed his artistic side through painting, showcased his craftsmanship in carpentry, and delighted in creating delicious meals in the kitchen. Mark’s warm smile, gentle spirit, and diverse talents enriched the lives of those around him. He will be remembered not only for his love and dedication to his family but also for the vibrant tapestry of interests that defined his life. In the midst of grief, we celebrate the legacy of a man who lived life to the fullest and touched the hearts of many. Calling hours will be held Friday December 1st, 2023 from 4 to 7 pm at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 16650 State Route 31 Holley, NY 14470. A memorial service to honor Mark’s life will be held on December 2nd, 2023 at 10am at St. Mary’s church, S. Main St. Holley, NY 14470. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary’s church https://secure.myvanco.com/L-ZHPG/campaign/C-14HR8. May Mark’s memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. To share a special memory of Mark, please visitwww.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Patricia L. “Patti” Moriarity After a long and courageous battle, Patricia “Patti” (Strickland) Moriarity of Middleport, NY passed away peacefully on November 18, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 62.  Patti was born on May 1, 1961 in Lockport, NY to Demerle and Shirley (Berghorn) Strickland.  She was a lifelong resident of West Shelby. Patti married her high school sweetheart, Paul Moriarity, July 2, 1982, at her parents’ farm and together they built a life they loved. Her work ethic is one to be truly admired. Patti worked as a dental assistant at Medina Dental Group for 41 years.  She loved her work which was clear to all her patients and beloved co-workers. Patti was an avid gardener and would spend hours in her many flowerbeds tending to her vast collection of day lilies.  When she wasn’t in her garden, you could find her in the kitchen cooking savory meals and sweet treats for her family. There is nothing better than Nonnie’s cooking.  Her passion for cooking and gardening will live on through her children and grandchildren, her greatest legacy. Patti had a smile that could make anyone’s day better and all who knew her will miss her unforgettable giggle. She was a lover of all and was able to find the good in the worst of times. Not only was she kind-hearted, but she was selfless; putting the needs of those around her first. Her love for dragonflies will forever be a symbol of her love held dear by those closest to her. Patti was predeceased by her parents, Demerle and Shirley Strickland; her sister and best friend, Sue Snell; her brother-in-law, Michael Snell; mother-in-law, Shirley Moriarity; and brother-in-law, Christopher Moriarity. Patti is survived by her devoted husband, Paul Moriarity; her children, Erin (Matthew Foster) Moriarity, Sean (Erin) Moriarity, and Ryin (Michael Manicki) Moriarity; her grandchildren, Isabelle, Avery, Lucy, Ainsley, Everett, Isla, Finnegan, June, Macallan and Sullivan. In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Nancy (Gary) Dudley and Deborah (Ronald) Houseman, along with her extended family that includes brothers and sisters in-law, several nieces, nephews and her many friends. At Patti’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of her family. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either the Neuro Oncology Center at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center c/o Dr. Abad or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Please share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

William K.” Willie” Wheeler, 67, of Clarence Center, NY, went to be with the Lord on Wed., Nov. 15, 2023 at his home. Born on July 23, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late James F. and Alice L. (Harrington) Wheeler. Willie graduated from Royalton-Hartland High School and grew up in Lockport, NY, He drove truck for the majority of his life and worked for various trucking companies. He enjoyed traveling, especially while visiting family and friends. Willie was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and liked to go swimming at the YMCA. In his spare time, he would volunteer a helping hand at the Community Fellowship Church. Willie is survived by a daughter, Haley Wheeler of Holley, NY, three granddaughters, Isabella, Juliette, and Kinnsley, four siblings, David (Pat) Wheeler of Medina, NY, Bruce Wheeler of North Tonawanda, NY, John Wheeler of Costa Rica, and Beth (Corey) Ward of Simi Valley, CA. Also surviving are other step-brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call on Fri., Dec. 1, 2023, from 11 AM-12PM at the Community Fellowship Church, 3144 Johnson Creek Rd, Middleport, NY 14105, where a funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM with the Pastor, Joseph Szalay III officiating. Burial will be in the Hartland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Willie’s name to the Community Fellowship Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Willie at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com 3144 Johnson Creek Rd, Middleport, NY 14105

Lisa H. Parker-Williams, born on Nov. 6, 1968, entered peacefully to rest in the house of our Lord surrounded by her family on Wed., Nov. 22, 2023 after a long battle with cancer. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her two daughters and three grandchildren. Lisa loved to be outdoors in the quiet nature, specifically in the Adirondacks where she shared many fond memories with her family. She liked many types of music and loved singing in the car, even if she didn’t know the words. Lisa graduated from Brockport high school in 1987. A few years later in 1990, she was married to Gibby Williams from whom she had 2 daughters, Nicole and Danielle. Regardless of separation, always remained friends. Lisa worked quite a few places throughout the years, her last place of work being HH Dobbins. She worked there with her daughter Danielle and made many friends while there. She is survived by her partner DJ Burgio, her two daughters Nicole (Michael) Knapp and Danielle Williams, and her grandchildren; Rayden, Jordyn and Lilly. Also survived by her parents Joe and Lillian Parker, her siblings Amy (Jim) Coopenberg, and Carrie (Tony) Worsley, and her nieces Alexandra Worsley and Jamie Lynn Coopenberg. Also survived by her former spouse Gilbert. Lisa will be missed by many. Remembered for her beauty, her strength, and her contagious laugh. Calling hours for Lisa will be held on Sat., Dec. 2 from 12:00 noon to 2 pm, followed by a funeral service at 2 pm at Fowler Funeral Home. A special thanks to the staff at Martin Linsin Hospice Facility for all they provided in the care for our loved one.

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