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Posted October 10 2022
Richard E. Raduns

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (2)MIDDLEPORT – Richard E. Raduns, age 82, died peacefully in his home October 9, 2022 surrounded by his family.

He was born September 26, 1940 in Buffalo to Elmer and Esther (Wagner) Raduns and was a life-long resident of this area. Richard was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the UAW, and enjoyed golfing , playing cards, horseshoes, softball and being outdoors. Above all he had an undying love for his family and his Lord. Mr. Raduns was predeceased by a sister: Janet Braun.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Vivian, his children: Betty (David) Hunt of Middleport, Dwayne (Denise) Raduns of Wolcottsville, Daniel (Jennifer ) Raduns of Somerset, David Raduns of CO, Richard Raduns of NJ, Cheryl (Todd) Dimitroff of Middleport, a brother Dale Raduns of Shelby as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces.

The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street-Middleport, TUESDAY from 4-6 pm only. Private interment will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY, 14094 or Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 133 Telegraph Rd., Middleport, NY, 14105.

To share a special memory of Richard, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Posted October 10 2022
Mary Beth (Mann) & Andre’ Chassagnol

On Monday, October 17th at 11am, there will be a Memorial Service for Mary Beth (Mann) & Andre’ Chassagnol, at the Gaines Carlton Community Church. A luncheon will follow. Private committal at the family’s convenience.

Posted October 10 2022
Velma A. Cichocki

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (3)MEDINA – Velma A. Cichocki, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Orchard Rehab & Nursing Center at the age of 86.

Velma was a daughter of the late Ernest and Marie (Burtch) Waterson, born on May 5, 1936 in Medina. She graduated from Lyndonville High School. Velma worked for Harrison Radiator Division of GM in Lockport for over 30 years. She married Richard G. Cichocki, Sr. on October 24, 1987. Velma was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing bingo and playing scratch offs. She enjoyed watching old episodes of Perry Mason and listening to Elvis. Velma travelled to Las Vegas several times with her husband, Richard and also enjoyed trips with her travel group through the UAW seeing much of the country.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Vivian (John) Pietroboni and Beverly Schutt; brother in-law, John Hare; granddaughter, Jennifer Lacey; and niece, Jean Pietroboni.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard Cichocki, Sr. of Medina; two daughters, Cheryl Hoffman (James Pinckney) and Karen Carlton (Robert Fox) both of Medina; grandchildren, Kurt Hoffman, Jill (CJ) Kenward, Nicole Carlton (Pat Pollard) and Melissa Carlton (Joshua Stockwell); great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Keanan Lacey, Ryker Kenward, Jayde and Cash Pollard and Wyatt Stockwell; sister, Kay Hare of FL; brother in-law, Robert Schutt; also several nieces and nephews.

An hour of visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 14 from 10-11am followed by her memorial service at 11am at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God, 12111 Ridge Rd., Medina. Interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, PO Box 684, Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Posted October 09 2022
Ray C. Babbitt

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (4)ALBION – Ray C. Babbitt, 71, passed away peacefully at his home October 7, 2022. He was born July 27, 1951 in Brockport, a son of the late Charles and Edna (Snyder) Babbitt and had lived in this area all of his life.

Ray was a lifetime member of 51 years and past Exalted Ruler of the Albion Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #1006. After a long career as an electrician, he spent his semi-retirement working at Ace Hardware in Albion. His wife referred to him as the “Mayor” of Albion because he knew everybody, always made time to say hello, and was well liked in the community. Ray was a life-long Buffalo Bills fan. He could always be seen taking his daily drive to Tim Horton’s for his coffee and donuts and was known by the girls as Ray Ray. But most importantly Ray loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother-in-law John Hugh Clark and nephew Mark Clark.

Ray is survived by his loving companion and wife of 24 years, Sue; his son Michael (Mi Yong) Babbitt; daughter Lisa (Chris Moore) Babbitt; step-children Jennifer and Jonathan Deskins; grandchildren Marissa (Ronnell) Foster, Rachael Babbitt, Bryce Froman, JoJo Deskins; sister Gail Clark; mother-in-law Marge Belmont; aunt Jean Brooks; as well as several in-laws, cousins and many friends.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave. Albion on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. where his Elks and Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. A celebratory gathering at the Albion Elks Lodge will immediately follow his services.

Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, www.catholiccharitiesusa.org or to the organization of your choice.

To share a special memory of Ray, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Posted October 07 2022
Glenn Harold Pailthorpe

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (5)Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (6)SPENCERPORT – Glenn Harold Pailthorpe, 87, passed away peacefully at his home on October 3, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 26, 1934, in Rochester to the late Herbert and Esther Mass Pailthorpe.

Glenn served in the Air Force for 8 years and retired from Delco Products in Rochester after 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Sarah (Joseph) Bopp.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Jessie Pailthorpe; his daughters, Wanda (Larry) Scheerens and Karen (David) Zok; his grandchildren, Jennifer Butler, Kristina (Sean) Greene, and Kevin and Amanda Zok; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Greene and Shane Butler; his brother, David (Joan) Pailthorpe of GA; his loving dog, Gidget; and many nieces and nephews.

Thanks to St. John’s Home Rehab Center, No Place Like Home Senior Care and RRH Hospice. Donations can be made to People for Animal Welfare Society, PAWS of Orleans County, NY (Click here for more information).

Family and Friends are welcome to attend a graveside service on Saturday Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. at Fairfield Cemetery, 310 S. Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559. Celebration of life to immediately follow at The Spencerport Fire Exempt Bar and Banquet Hall, 75 S. Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559.

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Posted October 06 2022
Robertus Camillus Boon

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (7)BROCKPORT/ALBION – On the evening of October 4, 2022, Robertus Camillus Boon of Brockport, NY died at the age of 94 after a short illness. Robert was born in 1928 in Roosendaal, Netherlands and he and his family lived through World War II in German occupied Holland. Robert attended medical school in Amsterdam where he trained as a General Surgeon, and where he met his first wife Leonie Boon. After completion of his training in 1960, he and Leonie moved to the United States where he began a new residency as a General Surgeon. He realized a different calling and decided to retrain as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Endocrinologist.

After completion of training, he moved to Brockport, NY in 1970 where he practiced until his retirement at the age of 79. Robert’s first wife passed away in 1986 and he was blessed to find love again with Cathy Boon-Sabo in 2006.

When Robert wasn’t working, he was always tinkering, fixing up the home, and telling jokes. He loved telling jokes! Robert was a beloved physician to his many patients and was deeply respected as a dedicated and skilled physician among his colleagues, and within the medical community. Shortly before his retirement, the Lakeside Obstetrics unit was dedicated in his honor.

He was known to his family as a dedicated husband, loving father, and generous and kind hearted human being. He is survived by his “Darling” wife, Cathy Boon-Sabo, his two children David Michael Boon (Lisa) and Maurits Steven Boon (Carin), grandchildren Nolan, Isabella, Nathan, Charlie, and by his step-children, Stephanie Dinwiddie (Jason) and Dominick Sidari (Amber), and step-grandchildren, Cole and Zachary.

Robert’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Sunday, October 9thfrom 2:00-4:00pm. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church W. Park St. Albion, NY 14411 on Monday, October 10that 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY, 14411. To share a special memory of Robert, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Posted October 04 2022
Richard N. Anderson

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (8)Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (9)WATERPORT – Richard N. Anderson, age 84, passed away October 3, 2022. He was born November 25, 1937 in Albion to the late Theodore and Jean (Turner) Anderson, Sr.

Richard served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1963. Richard was an active member of the Albion First Presbyterian Church and influential in the reconstruction of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse. He also served on the board of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Association and enjoyed being a docent at the lighthouse, educating people of the history of the area and the lighthouse.

He worked for over 33 years as a Science Teacher at Spencerport Central Schools where he was a well respected and loved educator. While there, he served as a leader of the Teachers Association, the Teachers Union, the Science Teachers Association of NYS and help establish Spencerport FCU. Richard and his friend Ron established Stony Point Studios in Spencerport, providing a variety of photographic services. Richard was a proud Democrat who ran for U.S. Congress in 1969 and actively campaigned in support of John and Robert Kennedy.

When Donna and Richard would winter in Florida, he was very active as a board member of the Sugar Creek Country Club & Villas. He enjoyed playing guitar and leading his band, “The Electric Corn” and singing at his church. Living in the Oak Orchard on the Lake neighborhood, Richard would print a yearly telephone directory for all the neighbors up at the lake and was known as the unofficial historian. Richard was proud to be an Albion Alumni, to be a part of his hometown and always gave back whenever he could, whether it be his time or financially.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Theodore N. Anderson, Jr., sisters-in-law, Gloria Allen and Corrinne Crocker.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Donna, daughter, Deborah (Kevin) Elkins, their daughter, Elizabeth Elkins, daughter, Dawn (Gregg) Squicciarini, and their children, Michelle (Denisolt) Squicciarini-Beterbiyev, Abigail Squicciarini, Jacob Squicciarini, Claire Squicciarini, sister, Linda (Paul) Hyland, sister-in-law, Sharon Anderson, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Richard’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Monday, October 10th from 4 to 7 p.m. His memorial service will be held at the Albion First Presbyterian Church, 29 East State St. Albion, NY 14411 on October 11th at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum or Albion First Presbyterian Church.

To share a special memory of Richard, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Posted October 04 2022
Joshua David Weisenburg

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (10)Joshua David Weisenburg passed away on September 30, 2022 surrounded by his family, who will love and think of him always. Beloved son of Mike (Tammy) Weisenburg and Stacy (Tom) Lynaugh and dear brother to Michael (Erica), Noah, Sofia, Maxwell, and Emma, he is also survived by grandparents Virginia Lynaugh, Carl Weisenburg and Elaine Weisenburg, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joshua was predeceased by his brother, Jason, grandfather, Carl Lynaugh, and great aunt, Enola Brueser.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Posted October 04 2022
Ronald Edwin Kettle

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (11)NAPLES – Ronald Edwin Kettle passed away peacefully on Monday Sept 19, 2022 at Avow Hospice of Naples FL. He was born in Albion, NY on Feb 18, 1938. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Earlene, his children, Scott (Sue) Derry, Kim (Paul W.) Smith, Ronald Loverdi and Darla Barnum; seven grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John Sprague Kettle and Martha (Rathbun) Kettle; sisters, Marlene K. Weyand and Geraldine A. Brown; and brother, John Kettle.

Ron graduatedfrom Albion HighSchool in 1956, and went on to Cornell University. Then Ron became a proud member of the United StatesArmy. He was employed by the New York Telephone Company,where he was activein The Pioneers.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing and playing softball with the Barre Busters. He and his wife Earlene were both charter members of the Golden Retriever Club of WNY and he held office for the WNY RetrieverClub as well judging many Dog Shows in and out of the state of NY.

In 1983 he and his wife moved to Batavia, NY where they founded and ran Jackpot Kennels, a boarding and grooming business. In 2004 they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they enjoyed the Southwest climate and worked in the convention industry. In 2017 they moved to Naples, Florida to be near their daughter Kim where they made their home at High Point CountryClub in Naples.

Arrangementshave been entrusted to the Fuller Funeral Home, Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL. To share a special memory of Ron please visit theirwebsiteatfullerfuneralhome.org. Private arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family. Any donations may be made to Avow Hospice in Naples, Fl. atavowcares.orgor by calling 239-261-4404. Other donations may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans located at 14080Rt. 31 W,Albion, NY 14411 or by visiting their website at supportivecareoforleans.org.

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Posted October 04 2022
LaVerne L. Farewell

MIDDLEPORT – LaVerne L. Farewell, 81, passed away unexpectedly October 1, 2022. LaVerne was born June 21, 1941, in Batavia, NY the son of the late Stillmon and Betty (Trow) Farewell. LaVerne was a member of Hartland Bible Church and a former employee of Niagara Foods. LaVerne was a 40-year member of the Middleport Volunteer Fire Dept.

LaVerne is survived by his loving wife of 19 years Elizabeth; 2 stepsons, Timothy Roath and Douglas Roath; siblings, Elizabeth (late Steve) Gerety, Anna (late Tom) Lindhiemer, Nina (Dave) Mundy, Barb (lateArnold) Kelley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brenda (Donald) Mahnke, Emmett Wittkopp, David (Michelle) Wittkopp, the late Warren Wittkopp and Icela Wittkopp; nieces, Tammy, Kim, Brenda and Becky.

A memorial service will be announced on a later date. Memorials may be made to the Middleport Volunteer Fire Dept. or the American Cancer Society.

LaVerne’s arrangements are entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St. Middleport.

To share a special memory of LaVerne, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Posted October 04 2022
Betty Jane (Mills) West

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (12)LANCASTER – Betty Jane (Mills) West, age 84, went to the open arms of our Lord & Saviour on October 2, 2022 surrounded in love by family.She was born September 19, 1938 in Murray, NY to the late Maurice and Amanda (Jennie) Dusett Mills.

A1955 high school graduate of Kendall Central School, Bettywent on toreceive both her Bachelor’sandMaster’sdegreesin Education at Brockport State University and began her teaching career in Holley,NY. After 35 years excelling as an educator, she retired from Albion Central School districtin 1993 but never stopped displayingher masterful skill set in other capacitiesthroughout her life.

Betty was a longtime member of AlbionFirst Baptist Churchand loved singing & playing hymns on piano.Sincemoving to Lancaster, SC in 1996 shejoinedWestside Baptist Church where she was a choir member, substitute pianist, and member of Golden Friends for several years.She also lovedtraveling, sunny beaches, playing golf, and knitting/crafting(especiallyBuffalo Bills itemsthat were a rare yethot commodity in NC/SC).

Betty always had a tremendoussense of humor and a bit of flair for the dramatic. She could tell stories like no other and lit up every room she entered with her million-dollar smile. She hada specialgift of befriending everyone to the point that even strangers felt like family. She loved being “in the know,”loved others unconditionally, and always found a grandiose way to celebrate even the littlest things.

Betty, a loving and devoted wife for 64 years,is survived by herhusband, Dean, andtheirthreedaughterswhoareher pride and joy:Pam (Chip) Walton, Denine Hill, and Cindy (Dionis) Smith. Also survivingare her fourgrandchildren: Adam (Kelly) Walton, Hillary (Brian) Meachum, Austin Hill and Carter Hill whoallhold fond memories ofher hugs that could cure all,as well as threebeautiful great-granddaughters:Charlotte & Audrey Walton and Myers Meachum.

Betty’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Ave in Albion,NYon Friday, October 7, 2022from 10 am – 12 pm, and a gravesidefuneral will immediately follow at Sandy Creek Cemetery, 16338 Ridge Rd in Murray,NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Betty West Scholarship Fund organized bythe Albion High School Alumni Foundationby clicking the link below.

Fundraiser by Chip Walton : The Betty West Scholarship fund (gofundme.com)

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23 ESV

To share a special memory of Betty, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Posted October 04 2022
Robert J. “Bob” Hill

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (13)ALBION – Robert J. “Bob” Hill, age 72, passed away October 2, 2022. He was born November 13, 1949 in Batavia, NY to the late Robert and Joyce (Hill) Schultz.

Bob was a classic car enthusiast, collecting various makes, models and years. He enjoyed sitting in front of his window watching the world go by. Bob was a loving father, grandfather and great man.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Kimberly Hill, and daughter, Melissa.Bob is survived by his children, Jennifer (Fiancé Christopher Canto) Hill, Spencer Hill, Travis (Lizabeth Doherty) Hill, Jennifer Casper, grandson, Oliver Canto as well as many more grandchildren, special friends, specialfriends Dawn (Tony) VanLeuven, Bobbie Jo Taylor, Frank Strasburger, Cecil Hastings, and Donn and John Herring.

Services for Bob will be held privately.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to theASPCA,ACLU, orVVA. Bob’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home Albion, NY 14411. To share a special memory of Bob, please visitwww.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Posted October 03 2022
Jean A. Ferri

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (14)MEDINA- Jean A. Ferri, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the age of 84 at the Medina Memorial Hospital North Wing Skilled Nursing Facility.

Jean was born on January 19, 1938 in Medina, a daughter of the late Wilson and Hazel (Patterson) Bailey. She graduated from Royalton Hartland High School in the class of 1957. Jean married Michael A. Ferri on Sept. 11, 1965 and together made their home in Lyndonville. Jean worked for Lyndonville Vinegar for many years. She was loved by all that knew her.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Michael on April 2, 2017 and sister in-law, Donna Bailey on August 5, 2017.

She is survived by her brother, Dennis Bailey (Sandy Terwilliger); 2 nephews, Douglas (Donna Lee) Bailey and Darrin (Kimberly) Bailey; 5 great-nieces and nephews, Breonna, Brennan, Brysen, Katlyn and Meghan; 3 great-great-niece and nephews, Noah, Jaylyn and Jayden.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, Oct. 10 from 10am-12pm at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her memorial service will immediately follow at 12pm. Interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans at www.supportivecareorleans.org. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

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Posted October 03 2022
Gary Befus

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (15)Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (16)ALBION – R. Gary Befus age 76, passed away October 3, 2022 at the Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, NY. He was born August 16, 1946 in Canada, a son of the late Robert and Marie Befus.

Gary served in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Sheret Post #35 of Albion, Albion VFW, and the Brockport Navy Club. He worked as a photographer, both professionally and while he was in the Service. Gary was well liked by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Susan; sister Beverly Wereley; several step-children, step-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no prior calling hours. His Graveside Service and Military Honors will be held Friday October 7th at 11:00am at Mt. Albion Cemetery in the Veterans Companion Section. His family would like to thank all his good friends for their support. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Sheret Post #35 of Albion Honor Guard and Flag Committee, 3429 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion NY 14411.

To share a special memory of Gary, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Posted October 03 2022
Anthony J. “Antek” O’Kussick, Sr.

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (17)MEDINA – Anthony J. “Antek” O’Kussick, Sr., of Medina, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 30, 2022 peacefully at his home at the age of 92.

Born October 7, 1929 in Medina, he was a son of the late Peter and Sophia (Shubuck) O’Kussick. Mr. O’Kussick was a lifelong and proud resident of Medina. He graduated from Sacred Heart School and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus RC Church. He married the former Felicita M. Rivera on April 18, 1964 and together raised a family of three children. He first worked on the muck farms in Elba and then was employed at H.J. Heinz Co. in Medina. Mr. O’Kussick went on to work for Harrison Radiator Division of GM in Lockport for 35 years, retiring in 1985. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. O’Kussick enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved to garden, especially organic gardening. He also loved woodworking and appreciated fine craftsmanship. Mr. aAbove all he will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by three siblings, Joseph (Agnes) O’Kussick, Leon (Rose) O’Kussick and Marion (John) Dubay.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Felicita O’Kussick; three children, Deborah (Kevin) Doherty, Tony (Ronell) O’Kussick and Michael (Gina) O’Kussick; grandchildren, Caitlin and Matthew Doherty, Hunter O’Kussick, Ryan Onart, Charlie and Danielle Ricci and Amber O’Kussick; great-grandchildren, Colt, Carter and Charlee; and several nieces and nephews.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on his birthday, Friday, October 7 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org or directly on his obituary page at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Posted October 01 2022
Kathleen Kickbush

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (18)MIDDLEPORT – Kathleen H. “Granny”, “Kathy” Kickbush, 76, passed away September 30, 2022 at the Martin Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion after a brief illness surrounded by her family. She was born July 10, 1946 in Batavia, NY to the late Donald and Constance (Kowalik) Brazzell.

Kathy in her 76 years touched countless lives. She was a kind, sweet and generous woman who made everyone she touched a better person. She had a big heart and a great personality and was spunky up until her passing. Kathy loved to read, play BINGO, cards, crochet, go to Florida and spend time with her dog, Max. Her greatest love was her family, spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids brought her so much joy.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Perry in 2016; brother, William Brazzell; sister and brothers-in-law, Edith and Frasier DuBois, William Baty; and nephew, James Brazzell.

Kathy is survived by her children, Michael (Danielle) Kickbush and Kimberly (Jeremy) McCauley; grandchildren, Kaela (Sean) Martin, Morgan (Ernesto) Camacho, Chase (Spencer) Hill, Jenna (Michael Johnson) Kickbush and Aydan Kickbush; great-grandchildren, Leia Martin, Grayson Martin, Everly Martin, Lyla Rodriguez and Niko Tkach; sister, Maureen (Earl) Ruhlman; sisters-in-law, Norma Baty and Cindy (Daniel) Boyler; brother-in-law, Douglas (Nancy) Kickbush, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kathy’s family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St. Middleport, NY 14105 on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. where her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Hartland Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathy’s name may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans 14080 Route 31 West, Albion, NY 14411 or to Friends of Medina Dog Park.

To share a special memory of Kathy, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Posted September 30 2022
John W. “Jack” Lusk

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (19)CLARENDON – John W. “Jack” Lusk, 87, passed away September 29, 2022 at the Martin Linsen Residence. He was born April 26, 1935 in the Town of Clarendon, a son of the late John L. and Velma (Warn) Lusk and had lived in this area all of his life.

Jack served in the US Navy. He worked and retired from General Motors in Rochester as a machinist for many years. Jack enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, gardening, fishing and hunting.

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In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Mary Howard; baby sister Mabel; daughter Molly; grandson Dylan; brothers Don, Dan and Dennis; sisters Dorothy, Birdie and Mona; and son-in-law Arthur DiPilato.

He is survived by his children Joann DiPilato, Amy (James) Richardson, Jacquelyn Lusk, Evan Lusk and Mary (Leonard) Vanelli; grandchildren Cole, Logan, Maggie, Shane, Ethan, Molly, Katie, Lee, Justin, Jessa, Rachael, Honna, Dennis, Sarah and Shawna; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Anita (Peter) Trupo as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Route 31 Holley on Monday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. where his memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery.

To share a special memory of Jack, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Posted September 29 2022
Kevin Peter Deuel

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (20)WEST BARRE – Kevin Peter Deuel of West Barre, previously of East Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. He was 71.

Kevin was born on June 26, 1951, in Albany, New York, the son of George A. and Eileen M. Deuel. He graduated from East Rochester High School in 1969.

Kevin married his wife, Debra, in 1990. They enjoyed several outdoor activities together, including walking, bicycling, camping, kayaking, walking their dogs, and working around their hobby farm.

Kevin was predeceased by his mother, Eileen, and father, George.

He is survived by his wife, Debra; son, Ryan; stepchildren Melanie Elliott and Jason Leavy; brothers Richard (Dick), Brian and Jerry; sisters-in-law Sheila, Julie and Joan; daughter-in-law Kathryn; granddaughters Gwendolyn, Elise, Gracie and Paige; and several nieces and nephews.

Kevin worked for more than 30 years at Eastman Kodak as an electrical technician before retiring early to pursue his degree in respiratory therapy. He graduated with his associates degree in respiratory care from Genesee Community College in 2009 and became a licensed respiratory therapist that same year, working at Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Rochester Oxygen and CPAP in Brockport, where he retired in 2019.

Kevin was well-known as an avid musician, playing in a number of local bands since he was a teenager living in East Rochester. Kevin came to appreciate Old Time Appalachian music, playing both the banjo and guitar in several local groups. As a talented woodworker, Kevin constructed several of his own banjos, which he would often lovingly gift to family.

Kevin was also an enthusiastic runner and cyclist, completing several road races over decades including triathlons and a marathon.

Kevin was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and community member who will be missed dearly by so many whose lives he touched.

A memorial service in his honor will be held on Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at the St. Nicholas Society, 186 Madison St., East Rochester NY 14445.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Kevin’s name to Habitat for Humanity or to the Scleroderma Foundation in memory of his mother, Eileen. Arrangements have been entrusted by the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.

To share a special memory of Kevin, please visit www.mitchellfamilyuneralhomes.com.

Posted September 27 2022
Norman E. “Norm” Mank

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (21)LYNDONVILLE – Norman E. “Norm” Mank, 70, of Lyndonville, NY, entered into rest on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Supportive Care of Orleans.

Born on October 8, 1951 in Lyndonville, NY, he was the son of Shirley Fletcher Mank and the late Brent Mank.

Norm married the former Margaret Potanko and together they had five children. He was first employed with Kodak and later transferred to Johnson & Johnson of Rochester, retiring in January of 2014. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Norm is survived by his wife of 22 year, Margaret; five children, Pamela (Craig) Wycoff, Mellissa (Gary) Marciszewski, Denise (Norm) McDonald, Nicole (Brian) Marshall and Jessica (Brian) Blanchard; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Also surviving are three siblings, Brent (Ann) Mank, Wendy (Roger) Thering and Deanna Papp, and several nieces and nephews.

Beside his father, Norm is predeceased by a sister, Brenda Mank and a brother-in-law, Al Papp.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Norm’s name to Supportive Care of Orleans, 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY 14411.

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 Norm at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.

Posted September 27 2022
Robert L. “Bob” Eade

Obituaries - Orleans County Obits & Death Notices - Community News, Events, & Information (22)WATERPORT – Robert L. “Bob” Eade, 73, died September 25, 2022 in Highland Hospital following a short illness. He was born May 1, 1949 in Bath, NY to Leonard and Alice (Cobb) Eade and had lived in this area for many years.

Bob was the President and Business Manager for the Roofers’ Union Local 20 in Rochester. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and a member and active volunteer of Holy Family Parish in Albion. He enjoyed hunting, golf, loved to fish and took great satisfaction in volunteering working in the food cupboard and for St. Vincent DePaul. He received the greatest joy in helping his wife raise their grandson, Joshua. Mr. Eade was predeceased by his brother, Jim, and his sister, Sandy.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diane; son, Christopher Paul (Maria) Eade of Rochester; daughter, Carrie Eade of Rochester; brothers, Leonard, Fred and John Eade, all of California; sister, Pat Eade of Texas; grandson, Joshua Eade; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Ave., Albion, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. only. Family and friends are invited to attend Bob’s Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Parish, on Thursday, Oct. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish, 106 S. Main St., Albion, NY, 14411. To share a special memory of Bob, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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