Obituaries for Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home Obituary for James A. Restivo(ALBION) James A. Restivo, age 72 of E. Academy Street, died 7/18/2014 in the Martin Linsin Hospice Residence following a long illness. He was born 6/19/1942 in Albion to Anthony and Dorothy(Green)Restivo and was a lifetime resident of this area. In addition to his parents, Mr. Restivo was predeceased by his son Jamie Restivo and his sister Joan Wake. He is survived by a daughter: Laurie Gemerek of Holley, his siblings: Barbara(Harold)Babcock of Hamburg, Sandra(Donald)Hinman of SC, Edward(Lorene)Restivo of Spencerport, Andrew Restivo of Albion as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. Service and interment in Millville Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. for Philip E. KnightAlbion: Philip Knight age 78, died suddenly July 17, 2014. He was born December 5, 1935 in Albion a son of the late Michael and Anne (Vinn) Knight. Phil had lived in this area all his life and was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was employed at T.J. Lipton for 27 years retiring in 1981 when the plant closed. After retiring from Lipton’s, Phil worked for the Village of Albion as the Superintendent at Mt. Albion Cemetery for 11 years. Phil enjoyed playing poker, gardening, fishing and always keeping busy. But no matter how busy he was, he always enjoyed spending time with his family. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Brenda; children, Susie (Kevin) Parker of Albion, Michael (Nancy) Knight of Spencerport, Lauri Keeler of Albion; grandchildren, Anthony, Patrick, Jenny, James, Maria, Joanne, Jason, Matthew, Emily, Michael, Kimberly; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Freda Culmo of Albion, Delores Knight of Shelby; sister-in-law, Ruth Knight of FL. several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion, Sunday from 1:00-5:00. Phil’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, Monday at 10:00am. Private interment Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake Plains Dialysis, 11020 W. Center St. Ext. Medina NY, 14103. for Joette McKenna HainesPoint Breeze, Kent, New York Joette McKenna Haines, 76, passed away on July 13, 2014 after a brief battle with a rare and aggressive cancer. She was born November 7, 1937 in Albion, New York, the youngest of four, to Joseph A. McKenna and Mary D. McKenna. Joey, as she was known to many, graduated from Albion High School in 1955 and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Brockport State College in 1959. She retired from the Medina school system in 1992 after more than 30 years as a primary school teacher and reading specialist. Joey was an active, leading member of Holy Family Parish, serving for many years as a volunteer on the Special Liturgies and Bereavement committees. Her work and attention to detail helped to enhance the beauty of the liturgical seasons for all who visited the church. Joey and her husband Gene have a long history of welcoming people and their charitable causes into their home. They are charter members of the Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association (OONA) and avid supporters of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Association. Joey always appreciated the beauty of the lighthouse and Point Breeze, delighting in all of the area's activity. Her generous spirit extended to the many animals who found loving homes and better lives through her heartfelt concern for every creature, great and small. Her own pets held a very special place in her life. Anyone who encountered Joey Haines will understand that describing the many extraordinary facets of her personality is almost impossible. She was the most unique, loving, generous, and whimsical individual one could ever have the good fortune to know. All who knew her were most blessed by her friendship and love. Joey is survived by her husband of 54 years, Eugene Haines; her sisters Karen Carroll and Margot O'Halloran; her brother John McKenna and sister-in-law Karen; nine nieces, eleven nephews, and loving extended family. Family and Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church in Albion, New York on Wednesday, July 16 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to The Oak Orchard Lighthouse Association, P.O. Box 23, Kent, NY 14477 and Hospice of Orleans, 14080 Rt. 31, Albion, NY 14411. for James I. Maxon (Kent) James I. Maxon, age 58 of Marsh Creek Road, died 7/11/14 in Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Jim was born 5/11/1956 in Brockport to Harold and Isabelle Lois(Callard)Maxon and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a 30 year employee of Rochester Products/Delphi and retired at age 51, at which point he started working with his brother-in-law Bob Wilson at Locust Grove Farms, a job he truly enjoyed. Mr. Maxon really enjoyed travelling and since 2002 had visited 41 States with his wife. With the help of family and friends, he built the family home. Jim was also a member of the Carlton Fire Department where he received his EMT designation. Affectionately called “The Brain”, Jim had the ability to know how to do things the correct way. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Annette, his son: Joshua, his daughters: Tammy(Mark Wright)Maxon, Krista(Henry Wilson)Stewart, Rachel(Gregory Thule)Fagen, his brothers: Eric Maxon, David Maxon, his sisters: Mary Anne(Tom)Tuttobene, Sandra(Bob)Wilson, Lorelei(Mark)Kessler, his grandchildren: Jacob, Kailey, Tamra, Nicholas, Alanna, Matthew, Harley as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Avenue-Albion, TUESDAY 4-7 where Jim’s Memorial Service will be held following calling hours at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Carlton Fire Department. for Delvin L. Ergott Jr.(Carlton) Delvin L. Ergott, Jr. age 74 died July 10, 2014 at The Villages of Orleans. He was born April 30, 1940 in the Town of Gaines, a son of Ruth Ergott Smith and the late Delvin L. Ergott Sr. and had lived in this area all of his life. Delvin graduated from Albion Central School, Class of 1959 and enjoyed helping plan the class reunions. He was employed for 26 years at General Electric/Black and Decker until it closed in 1986. He was a truck driver there for many of those years and drove truck part-time for Starkweather Freight Lines. Delvin loved being a truck driver and loved talking cars. He joined the Carlton Fire Department in 1959 and was a life member. In 1987 he was diagnosed with M.S. and was no longer able to work. He enjoyed morning coffee with the boys for several years until he was no longer able to attend. His biggest love was his 1940 Ford Coupe and his trucks. In addition to his mother Ruth, he is survived by his wife Carol (Morton) Ergott whom he married September 30 1977; his sons Delvin L. (Marci Lapinski) Ergott III of Hilton, Paul A. Ergott of Greensboro NC; his daughter Kathryn (Michael) Gross of Hamlin; 3 grandchildren Delvin L. Ergott IV, Jennie and Katie Ergott; his sisters Deloris (Leon) Standish, Diana (Jason) Jeffords; brother-in-law John (Patricia) Morton plus uncles, aunts and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave. Albion on Monday 2-4 & 7-9 where his Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 11:00am. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Ave. Rochester NY 14620 or Carlton Fire Co. 14341 Waterport Carlton Rd. Albion, NY 14411 for Ralph G. PoelmaGaines: Ralph G. Poelma, age 98, died July 7, 2014 at Lakeside Beikirch Care Center in Brockport, NY. Born November 2, 1915 in Albion, N.Y., Ralph lived on the family farm for 93 years until entering assisted living and skilled nursing care in Brockport, N.Y. On April 17, 1943 he married Pearl Wemesfelder. They owned and operated Ralph Poelma Farms in Gaines until he retired at the age of 87. His diversified farming included fruits, vegetables and livestock. He graduated from Cornell University 2 year Agriculture Program. A member of the Gaines Carlton Community Church for 85 years Ralph served as a Deacon, a Trustee, a member of four Pastoral Search Committees and was active in the Men’s Fellowship. He received his church’s first “Lay Person of the Year” award. Ralph was an active member of the Albion Lions Club and was chairperson of the Speech and Hearing committee for 30 years. He received 2 Lions Club Awards for Distinguished Service and was Club President in 1984. Especially proud of being a Red Cross Blood Donor, Ralph gave over 28 gallons spanning a period of about 75 years. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cobblestone Society and the ProFac and Seneca Foods Cooperatives. Ralph was known for being a hard working farmer, an astute businessman, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a dear friend to many. Special interests included rides through the countryside, playing 500 and visiting with neighbors and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Pearl (Wemesfelder) Poelma; Parents, Gerrit and Jennie (Vink) Poelma; sister, Dorothy (Homer) Morrisey; brother, Royce (Patricia) Poelma. He is survived by his sons, Larry (Linda) Poelma of Cuba, NY, Linwood (Deborah) Poelma of E. Amherst, NY; 4 grandchildren, Jon (Josephine) Poelma, Joy (Paul) Bronkhorst, Zachary (Melanie) Poelma, Ashley (Kevin) Martin; 3 great-grandchildren, Maiya and Micah Bronkhorst, Landon Poelma. Ralph’s Graveside Service will be held at Mt. Albion Cemetery, Saturday July 12, at 11:00am. Following the Graveside Service, the family will receive friends at the Gaines Carlton Community Church, 14585 Ridge Rd. Albion, NY 14411, also on Saturday July 12, from 12:00-1:30, followed by his Memorial Service at 1:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gaines Carlton Community Church, Albion Lions Club, 72 Caroline St. Albion NY 14411 or the American Red Cross, 109 Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. for Geraldine E. BrooksClarendon: Geraldine E. Brooks age 86, died suddenly July 5, 2014. She was born March 17, 1928 in Albion, a daughter of the late Dwight and Agnes (Hess) Radner. Geraldine lived in this area all her life and was a member of the Clarendon Home Bureau. She enjoyed playing BINGO at the Clarendon Recreation Hall and many years ago was a Volunteer Fire Phone Operator for the Clarendon Fire Co. Geraldine was an avid flower gardener and also enjoyed crocheting, feeding and watching birds. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, April 20, 2014; sister, Darrell Wadhams-Boyle. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Mahnke of Clarendon; son, David (Chris) Brooks of Clarendon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jack Boyle of Albion; several nieces,nephews,cousins. No prior calling hours. Geraldine’s graveside service will be held at Mt. Albion Cemetery, Tuesday July 8, at 12:00 (enter at west gate). Memorials may be made to the Clarendon Fire Co. P.O Box 136, Clarendon NY 14429. for Louis M. Monacelli Jr.Albion: Louis M. Monacelli Jr. 66, died suddenly July 4, 2014. He was born April 25, 1948 in Batavia a son of the late Louis and Angeline “Babe” (D’Orazio) Monacelli Sr. Louis was an active member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a graduate of Albion High School class of 1966, Buffalo State College in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree and Brockport State College with a Master’s degree. Louis was employed for 33 years at the Orleans County Dept. of Social Services, retiring in 2003 as an Accounting Supervisor. He enjoyed helping at the church, walking, shopping and socializing with his friends at the Village House Restaurant. Louis is survived by his brother, Dennis (Sheila) Monacelli; niece, AnnMarie; nephew, Louis; aunt, Franny Minervino; several cousins. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion, Monday (July 7)from 4:00-8:00, where prayers will be said Tuesday at 9:00, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Parish- St. Joseph’s Church at 9:30am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. for George S. Payton Jr.(HOLLEY) George S. Payton Jr., age 51 of Ridge Road, died suddenly 6/28/2014 in Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born 7/8/1962 in Coshocton, OH to George (Sr.) and Grace(Guldenschuh)Payton and had lived in this area for over 25 years. Mr. Payton was the Owner/Operator of GSP Enterprises where he was a Master Mechanic who could ‘fix anything with a motor’. George was known as a person who loved history, was well informed and well spoken. He had a great memory and relished the opportunity to engage people in debate. George was known for his masterful grilling skills, and will be remembered for his love of camping and his 4-wheeler, being the life of the party, and as a devoted family man who took an active role in the lives of his children. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Donna(Downs)Payton, his daughters: Leah and Lexi Payton of Holley, his brothers: John(Lynne)Payton of Rochester, Greg(Laurene)Payton of Ithaca, his sisters: Gayle(Brett)Payton-Walls of OH, Joy(Tom) Payton Roe of OH, his parents: George (Sr.) and Grace(Guldenschuh)Payton of Ithaca as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Rt. 31 (W. Albion Rd.,)-Holley, WEDNESDAY from 4-7 and in the Ithaca Salvation Army Worship Center, 150 N. Albany St.-Ithaca, THURSDAY from 11-12 where George’s Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in South Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army-150 N. Albany St., Ithaca, NY, 14850 or 70 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY, 14604. for Liam David Terra(ALBION) Liam David Terra, infant son of David and Carrie (Ebbs) Terra, died 6/27/2014 in Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by and with the love of his family. Liam was born 6/16/2014 with a congenital heart defect and within the short span of his life, he touched the hearts of countless family members, family friends and even strangers. He was predeceased by his Maternal Grandfather Dennis Ebbs. In addition to his parents David and Carrie, Liam is survived by his Maternal Grandmother: Nancy Ebbs, his Paternal Grandparents: Dominic (Marlene) Terra, his Uncle Chad Ebbs, and his aunt Karen Terra and many other family members. There are no prior calling hours and a Private Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Liam’s name may be made to: The Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY, 14620 or Little Hearts, Inc., P.O. Box 171, Cromwell, CT, 06416. Arrangements were made by Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. “If we could have a lifetime wish, a dream that would come true, we’d pray to God with all our hearts for yesterday and you. A thousand words can’t bring you back, we know because we’ve tried. And neither will a million tears, we know because we’ve cried. You left behind our broken hearts and happy memories too. We never wanted memories, we only wanted you. An angel in the book of life wrote down our Liam’s birth, and whispered as she closed the book-too beautiful for earth.”