Obituaries for Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home Obituary for Jennie "Jane" V. DeLucaAlbion: Jane DeLuca age 95, died July 13, 2015 at Unity Hospital at Park Ridge. Jane was born September 18, 1919 in Albion a daughter of the late Samuel and Marie (Grossi) DeLuca. Jane lived in Albion all her life and was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was an Executive Secretary at Eastman Kodak Co. retiring in 1981. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, 5 sisters, nieces and nephews. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Marita (Jack) Dumrese, Lisa (Jed) Standish, Ronald (Mary Ellen) D’Amico, Maxine (Thomas) Nicholson, Sandra Fortunato, several great-nieces, nephews, great-great-nieces, nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends at invited to attend Jane’s Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, Friday at 10:00am. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish or Hospice of Orleans. Jane’s family is in the care of Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue Albion. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7ed1368562Obituary for Ursula B. Gadsby(ALBION) Ursula B. Gadsby, age 76 of Hamilton Street, died 7/12/2015 at her residence following a long illness. She was born 2/18/1939 in Bielefeld Germany to Josef and Maria (Boegem) Steiner. She came to the United States on 1/1/1959 and had moved to this area in 1963. Ursula was a member of Holy Family Parish, and a former member of the Arnold Gregory Hospital TWIG. She enjoyed knitting, baking and cooking however, her main joy in life was her family. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Robert, her son: Harold Gadsby of Albion, her daughters: Maria Coccitti of Albion, Stephanie(Keith)Knaak of Carlton, brother: Guenter Boegem of Germany, sister-in-law: Margot Boegem of Germany, grandchildren: Emilie, Erika, Andrea, Mitchell, Alyson, several nieces and nephews as well as dear friends: Gerhard and Karin Ocwirk of Germany. There are no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Ursula’s Memorial Service at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Avenue-Albion, THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans or a charity of your choice. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=61c3368441Obituary for Helen E. Gould(ALBION) Helen E. “Sally” “Helch” Gould, age 88 of Ridge Road-Town of Gaines, died suddenly 7/12/2015 in Buffalo General Hospital. She was born 6/3/1927 in Victor to Edward and Rosa (Mueller) Goerss and had lived in this area most of her life. Helen was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, the Cobblestone Society and was an avid reader. She loved pets of all kind and truly loved taking care of them. Mrs. Gould was predeceased by her sister Marge Willimott. She is survived by her husband of 69 years Arthur, two sons: Ronald Gould of Holley, Robert Gould of CA, her daughter: Kathleen Klein of Medina, her brother: Harold Snyder of Geneva, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Helen’s Funeral Service at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Avenue-Albion, WEDNESDAY 1 p.m. followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Orleans Chapter ARC, COVA or the Cobblestone Society. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=bd93368450Obituary for Barbara A. Wright(Hamlin) Barbara A. Wright age 73 died unexpectedly at her home July 11, 2015. She was born November 22, 1942 and had lived in this area most of her life. Barb took great joy in raising and caring for her horses. She also loved spending time with her princess Kayla. She was predeceased by her husband Enoch and her son Craig. She is survived by her foster son Lee (Charlene) Cole and many friends. There are no prior calling hours or services. Her family is in the care of the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ed82368389Obituary for Christine Favors(ALBION) Christine Favors, age 89, formerly of Sandy Creek Apartments, died 7/9/2015 in The Village of Orleans following a long illness. She was born in 6/7/1926 in Calhoun County, Arlington, GA to Theodore and Cornelia(Johnson)Walker Jr. and had lived in this area most of her life. Christine worked as a Sous Chef at SUNY Brockport for over 25 years and as you would imagine, loved to cook as well as drink lemonade. She enjoyed Bingo, playing (and cheating) at cards however, of all her enjoyments in life, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren was her favorite. Ms. Favors was predeceased by her loving Partner Cornell Clark, her daughter Rosemary Simmons, and her siblings: Eloise Wimms, Sylvannia Smith, Elijah Walker, Henry Walker and Quincy Walker. She is survived by her grandchildren: Gloria(Freddie Gardner)Simmons, Calvin(Dana)Simmons, Freddie Simmons, great grandchildren: Tanya(Gary)Graham-Kirkland, Kellen Cooper, Freddie Simmons Jr., Jasmine Simmons, Edward Simmons, Antwan Simmons, Jonathan Simmons, Sierra Chilano, sister Verna Cutliff of GA, brother Theodore(Pearl)Walker Jr. of FL, and a host of great-great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and special friends: Jackie Harry, Roger Riley, IdaMae Swepson, Sarah Scurry and Rosa Washington. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Avenue-Albion, TUESDAY from 6-7 p.m. where Christine’s Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. following visitation. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718. The family wishes to offer special thanks to Carrie Riley, Yvonne Satchel, and the entire nursing staff at The Villages of Orleans.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=dcaa368330Obituary for Judy Marie BiesClarendon: Judy Marie Bies, 57, of Clarendon, NY. passed away peacefully on Monday, July 6, 2015 at home, surrounded by her family after her battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Bies and her parents, Letha and Everett Campbell. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Lindsay Lavell (Dustin); her son, Adam Bies; two step-children, Michael Bies (Azusa) and Diana Hogg (Dave); her brother, Danny Campbell (Diana); her sister, Jeanne Olson; two nephews, Matt (Courtney) and Dustin; her niece, Abby; and four grandchildren, Clarissa, Charlie, Lilly and Henry. Per Judy’s request, there will be no funeral services. Friends and family celebrated her life by her side while she was still with us during a “living wake”. Her life was lived to the fullest with no regrets. All she asks of us as she leaves this world is that we do the same because there may come a time when we are not able to. A beautiful spirit has left this world and moved on to her next journey. Please know that to all who had showed their love throughout her life and especially during her final days, she will forever be grateful and was humbled by the immense support you gave her. Her family and friends wish to thank everyone who was a part of the last few months of her life, it is because of all of you that she was able to go with peace and love in her heart. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=558e368023Obituary for Elizabeth "Betty" Arndt(ELMIRA/ALBION) Elizabeth F. “Betty” Arndt, age 87, formerly of Oak Orchard Estates, died 7/6/2015 in The Villages of Orleans following a long illness. She was born 9/24/1927 in Elmira, NY to Joseph and Margaret(Zaback)Fischer and had lived in this area since 2008. Betty enjoyed doing crafts of all kinds, was a lover of flowers, enjoyed shopping and loved her dogs. Above all, she had a deep love for her granddaughter and her great grandchildren. Mrs. Arndt was predeceased by her husband James in 2005 as well as her brothers: Richard and Robert Fischer and stepson: J. Patrick Arndt. She is survived by her daughter: Kathy(Marty)Worth of FL, her stepson: John(Loretta)Arndt of Elmira, sisters: Dorothy Hughes and Margaret(Emory)Bennett both of Elmira, granddaughter: Janna(Morgan)Stirk of Albion, step grandson: John Arndt Jr., great grandchildren: Ava Jurs, Adysyn Stirk and Brody Stirk as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Betty’s family would like to extend their grateful thanks to the staff of The Villages of Orleans for the loving care that she received during her 5 years as a resident there. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Autism Speaks Foundation, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10016. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=03bc368123Obituary for Philip Ross Greaser(ALBION) Philip Ross Greaser, age 88, died at home on June 30, 2015. Born in Byrdstown, TN, Philip served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946, and then worked at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester for 37 years, retiring in 1984. Philip studied pipe organ with Squire Haskin, organist at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, and served as organist at First Baptist Church of Albion for over 50 years. In 1987 he and his wife purchased the Albion First Presbyterian Church manse. Their historically sensitive restoration of this 1894 Queen Anne-style home designed by Rochester architect Andrew Jackson Warner was recognized with a Historic Home Award from the Landmark Society of Western New York in 2002. They had previously restored a 22-room brick house and its grounds in Eagle Harbor. Philip was predeceased by his parents Rev. L. Blanden Greaser and Neva Vos Pollock Greaser; sister Myrtle Ellen Thomas; and niece Laurie Jean Thomas. He is survived by Harriette, his wife of 51 years; sons James (Mary) Greaser of Rochester and W. Fenton (Margaret) Bonnice of Boston, MA; daughters Michelle Bonnice of Albion and Barbara (Harry Tachiki) Bonnice of Portland, OR; grandchildren Elizabeth, W. Benjamin (Melissa), Abigail, Nathan, and Nicholas; and great-grandchildren Kellen and Reed. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial organ recital and funeral service on WEDNESDAY, July 8, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 30 W. Park St., Albion. Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery. There will be no prior calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Cobblestone Society and Museum, First Baptist Church of Albion, or Hospice of Orleans. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f021367733Obituary for Melba E. Ferris(ALBION) Melba E. Ferris, age 103, died 6/29/2015 in The Villages of Orleans following a long illness. She was born 2/11/1912 to Arthur and Edna(Lawton)Daum and had lived in this area for most of her life with the exception of a 15 year period when she lived in Batavia. Melba worked as a Seamstress for the Albion Novelty Company, as well as working for T.J. Lipton and Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital for many years. She wrote several Editorials for the Batavia Daily News in later years and was active in the Batavia Senior Center. Melba was an avid gardener, latch-hook rug maker and enjoy sewing and doing things with her hands. She took great pride in being one of the people who helped establish the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Mrs. Ferris was predeceased by her husband Scott in 1970. She is survived by her sons: Gordon(Elaine)Ferris of Holley, Richard(Beth)Ferris of Rochester, daughters Janice Ferris of Albion, Sharon(Frank)Gurzynski of Holley, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Avenue-Albion, WEDNESDAY from 3-6 p.m. where her Funeral Service will be held at 6 p.m. following visitation. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 W. Main Street, Batavia, NY, 14020.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b2ef367435Obituary for Patricia Ann (Fraser, Nowack) MortonPatricia Ann Morton nee Fraser (Nowack) died peacefully surrounded by her family on June 27, 2015. She was born in Lyndonville, NY in 1937 to Keith Fraser and Ella Loraine Whittier Fraser. She graduated from Albion (NY) High School in 1956. She married Ronald Nowack in 1957 and they moved to Hilton, NY where they raised three children. She worked as an LPN at Parkridge Nursing Home in Greece, NY in the 1970s. She later continued her education at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY, receiving an associate’s degree in medical records. In 1989 she married John Morton and moved to Richardson, TX where she worked as a medical records supervisor. In 1997 she and John moved to Richmond, VA where Pat earned a BS in Health Science at the age of 70 from Old Dominion University. In 2009 she and John moved to Cary, NC where Pat suffered a stroke on February 1st of this year. She was struck by another stroke on Sunday, June 21st and this stroke caused her death. She always valued doing the right thing and placed others before herself without exception. Caring for others brought her great joy and her joy made the world a better place. She had an intellectual curiosity and compassion that she passed on to her children and grandchildren, of whom she was immensely proud. Her joyful spirit and wit were infectious even in the most difficult circumstances, making her a favorite among the therapists who worked with her over the last four months of stroke rehabilitation. Pat was always interested in having new adventures and exploring new interests. She became an enthusiastic basketball fan while living in North Carolina to the surprise of her family. It’s the family’s suspicion that Duke’s recent championship and Patricia’s recent enthusiasm for the sport are not a coincidence She is survived by her husband, John Morton; her first husband, Ronald Nowack (Jacksonville, FL); her daughter, Jeannine Lockwood (Baltimore, MD); her sons Steven Nowack (Greensboro, NC) and Craig Nowack (Washington, DC); her grandsons, Cody Nowack (Valencia, PA), Curt Nowack (Rochester, MI) and Elliot Lockwood (Baltimore, MD); and her granddaughter, Beatrix Lockwood (Baltimore, MD). She is also survived by her sisters Linda Fraser, Marcia Fraser Graczyk (Gene) and Brenda Fraser (Robert Kavanaugh) and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving her are her step-children Timothy Morton, Mark Morton, and Loriann Johnson as well as several step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren, sisters-in law, Carol Ergott, Cheryl (Jesse) Babcock, brother-in-law, Edgar "Eddie" (Evie) Morton She spent the last week with her family gathered around her and although she was unable to speak we are certain she was happy to have her loved ones together one last time; family was everything to her. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Avenue, Albion, Thursday from 6:00-8:00 and Friday from 9:00-10:00am, followed by her Funeral Service at the funeral home at 10:00am. Interment Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Stroke Association or Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC. And, in honor of Pat, please spend the day, or many days, seeing the good in everyone you meet.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4948367408