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August 21, 2016 through July 30, 2017

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Eugene C. Woodworth
WOODWORTH, Eugene C. “Woody” --- Age 85, of Thompson Ave., SLI, Silver Lake, New York, passed away at home surrounded by his family and care givers on Monday May 22, 2017. Eugene was born in Gainesville, New York on July 24, 1931, a son to the late Croy and Mary (Bauer) Woodworth.

Eugene was a graduate of Warsaw Central School. He worked for the former Kaustine Furnace and Tank Company in Perry as a welder. He ran the film strips for the former Perry Theater in Perry and the Silver Lake Drive-in for many years, and ran his own electrical business. If “Woody” wasn’t working you would find him in his garage puttering around or working on a vehicle.

He is survived by his children: Julie Johnson of Silver Lake, Rebecca Dailey of Perry, Timothy and Russell Woodworth both of Silver Lake, 1 sister: Mary Lou Matyas of Warsaw, 3 brothers: Fredrick (Norma) Woodworth of Mt. Morris, Charles (Florence) Woodworth of Perry and Merle Woodworth of Pike, 2 sister-in-laws: Patricia Woodworth of Orangeville and Barbara Woodworth of Warsaw, 6 grandchildren: Todd Woodworth, Casey and Lucas Johnson, Kelsey, Jessica and Eric Woodworth, 2 great grandchildren: Willow Woodworth and Pasley Taylor, along with several nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of Woody’s Life will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at the Perry VFW, Washington Blvd. in Perry at 2:00 P.M. (In Lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer SocietyTo send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Eugene C. Woodworth, please visit our Tribute Store.

Ryan D. McDanel
McDANEL, Ryan D. --- Age 34 of Perry, died May 15, 2017. Ryan was a gifted, generous, compassionate man. He was a graduate of Perry Central School Class of 2001. After graduation, Ryan was a foreign exchange student in Finland through the Perry Rotary Club. He received his Bachelors of Art degree in glass blowing from Anderson University in Indiana in 2006. After graduating from Anderson, he traveled to China and South Korea, where he taught English. In 2014, he started his own business, Cooper Ingenuity. He had a knack for making vessels of light by combining steel and handmade paper. 

Above all forms of art, he especially loved creating large, original metal sculptures. Out of love for his precious daughter, he has made over 300 “Mallory Flowers.” Most recently, he mastered the art of painting. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Perry, where he was involved in working with the youth group. He was also an active and contributing member of the artist community in Wyoming County, including being the resident artist for Shake on the Lake. Ryan was a guest artist several times at Hoag Memorial Art Gallery in the Silver Lake Institute. He enjoyed working for the Adirondack Trail Crew, hiking, biking, running, skateboarding, and spending time with family. 

Ryan is survived by his wife Kimmie (Hill) McDanel whom he married on August 13, 2011; his mother Jacqueline McDanel of Perry, 2 sisters: Megan (James) Samaniego of Pomona, CA., Caitlin McDanel of Seattle, WA., his In-laws: Larry and Karlene Hill of Chili, sister-in-law: Kristin (Josh) Campbell of Gates, 2 nieces: Sage Helen Samaniego and Ellie Campbell, nephew: Clayton Campbell, and Grandmother: Ann McDanel, along with several Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 4:00 pm Celebration of Ryan’s Life will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Perry Baptist Church, 77 N. Main St. Perry, New York 14530. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Heart Research Center at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 631 Rochester, New York 14642.

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FRENCH, The Rev. Vernon C., Jr. --- Please keep the family of the Rev. Vernon C. French, your prayers. Rev. French, 89, died on Monday, March 20, 2017. Rev. French served several churches in the former Western New York Conference, as well as serving as District Superintendent to the Jamestown District and Conference Executive, before retiring in 1991. He was the father of the Rev. Craig French, retired. Services are at First United Methodist Church of RochesterN.H., Saturday, April 1, 2017Cards and notes may be sent to his wife Jeanne and family at: Langdon Place, 60 Middle Rd., Dover NH 03820.

SLUSSER, Ricky L., March 18, 2017 --- Ricky L. Slusser, Age 62, of Perry passed away on March 18, 2017. He was born in Warsaw, NY on March 24, 1954 to the late Paul and Elizabeth Jean (Casselberry) Slusser. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Cathy A. (Breeser) Slusser. This year would have marked 44 years of marriage. Along with his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Robert “Mickey” and James Slusser. Rick worked for Perry Central School for 20 plus years. He was an avid hunter and motorcycle enthusiast. He leaves behind two sons; James (Christina Briggs) Slusser and David (Keri) Slusser; Four grandchildren, Austin, Alexander, Tehya, and Alexis Slusser; Two sisters Kathy Salada and Sue Andrews; One brother Paul “Butch” (Kathy) Slusser; One step sister Kim Collings; Three step brothers: Ernie (Linda) Collings, Rusty (Judy) Collings, and Keith (Charlene) Collings. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and his best friend and loyal companion, his golden retriever, “Jake”. Family and friends may call from 12:00-4:00PM on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Perry Fireman's Building on Lake St. at the Perry Park where a celebration of Rick's life will be held. Food will be served, casual dress please. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

BEESON, John F., March 18, 2017 --- Please keep the family of the Rev. Dr. John F. Beeson in your prayers. Rev. Beeson, 87, died on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Rev. Beeson served several churches in the former Western New York Conference and also served as the District Superintendent for the Buffalo District. He was the beloved husband of Eva (nee Englert); devoted father of Dr. Robert (Dr. Heather Auld) Beeson, Brooke (Adrian Carless) Beeson and Dawn (Dr. William) Maher; cherished grandfather of Katrina, Rebecca, Virginia, John, James, Tracey, Kimberly, William, Bradley, Kelby, August, Deanna, Caroline, Laura and Derek; loving brother of June (late Jack) Atkinson; also survived by three great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Friends received on Wednesday from 4 - 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (cor. Camp Rd. & Rte. 5), Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 AM at Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St., Hamburg, NY. Please leave online condolences at

KELLY, Sharon A., March 1, 2017 ---
Devoted and loved wife, mother, sister and friend passed on March 1, 2017, peacefully in her sleep at home in Warsaw, NY at the age of 66.
     She was born January 28, 1951 in Syracuse, NY daughter of the late William and Jane (Kearney) Erwin. Sharon touched the lives of many. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Buffalo State University, and as an educator, oversaw and managed the Warsaw Co Op Nursery school for many treasured years. She will also be remembered for the kindness and professionalism she exhibited while she worked with her husband, Michael, and later her son, Devon, at the family law practice, Kelly & Kelly, for twenty years prior to her retirement.
     Sharon shared her gifts and talents with others in many ways. She was an active member of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s Churches in Warsaw and Silver Springs, where she volunteered in various ways, including with the religious education program. She was also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Warsaw Public Library and she and her husband, Michael were very active in the Retrouvaille marriage counseling program through the Diocese of Buffalo.
     Sharon loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, reading, music, her dogs and traveling.
     She is survived by her husband of forty-six years, Michael J. Kelly; her children, Tara (Brian) Joyce of Boston, MA, Liam (Elizabeth) Kelly of Miami, FL, Caitlin (Sameer) Agrawal of Chicago, IL, Devon (Pilar McKay) Kelly of Perry; her grandchildren, Rory Joyce, Orlaith Joyce, Ciaran Kelly, Giselle Kelly, Aidan Agrawal and Nora Agrawal; her siblings, Barbara (Robert) Blount of Syracuse, Robert (Nancy) Erwin of Syracuse, Joan (Daniel) Romagnoli of Syracuse, Marilyn Vrabel of Syracuse, David (Lorraine) Erwin of Syracuse, Nancy Erwin of Denver, CO, Thomas (Catherine) Erwin of Syracuse and her stepbrothers, William Thompson of Washington, DC, Edward “Ted” Thompson of Brooklyn; as well as beloved nieces and nephews.
     Friends formally called Monday, March 6 from 4 – 7 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Sharon’s funeral Mass was ld Tuesday, March 7 at 10 AM at St. Michael’s Church, Warsaw. Memorials may be made to the Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 S. Main St., Perry, NY 14530 or Make A Wish Foundation, 4600 Main St., Suite 101, Snyder, NY 14226.

MAZZARELLA, G. J., February 24, 2017 --- G. Joseph “Dula” Mazzarella, 86 of Perry and of Silver Lake Institute, passed away peacefully at his Perry home on February 24, 2017. He was born in Perry, on August 11, 1930 to the late Joseph (Carmella Catalano) Mazzarella. Mr. Mazzarella is preceded in death by a son Todd Mazzarella and 10 siblings.
     Mr. Mazzarella was a United States Air Force Veteran. He taught in the Perry Central Elementary School for 36 years and loved watching the Yellow Jackets, especially basketball and football. Mr. Mazzarella was a huge New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills Fan. He loved spending time on his land, lumbering, cutting wood and using his tractor. He enjoyed time spent on Silver Lake, driving his party boat and was a former Trustee at Silver Lake Institute. Joe enjoyed photography, riding his scooter and was an avid card player. He was proud to be Italian and proud to be from Perry, living there his entire life. His family was everything to him, he called his children “my magnificent 7” and he loved them all dearly. 
     He is survived by his dear Patricia (Askey) Mazzarella of Perry; children T. Paul Mazzarella of Lakeland, FL; Terry (Steve) Pierson of Perry; Tracy (Mark) Calvert of Venice, FL; Tina (Dave) Kramell of Wyoming; Vicki (Rob) Cicero Perry; Trini (Nick) Kuzmicki of Perry; brother Frank Mazzarella of Perry; 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, along with many, many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call from 4-8 PM on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday March 2, 2017 at St. Isidore’s Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. 

BONEFEDE, Lois J., February 17, 2017 --
Lois J. Bonefede, age 82, of Perry passed away on Friday February 17, 2017 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Morris. Lois was born in Perry, New York a daughter of the late Seth and Maude (Keating) Tucker. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a brother; William Tucker.

     Lois was a graduate of Perry Central School class of 1950. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Mallory Timers in Warsaw and owned and operated Tucker’s Boat Livery on Silver Lake with her husband until their retirement in 1980. She was a member of the Perry Overseas Vets Club in Perry. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, reading, fishing, collecting bears, going to flea markets, and traveling with her love “Newt”.
     She is survived by her husband; Nunzio “Newt” Bonefede whom she married on January 28, 1961; two step-children Patricia (Donald) Johnson of Scotia, NY, Nunzio J. Bonefede of Geneseo; 3 grandchildren Stacy (Joseph) Rossi, Gregory (Jessie) Johnson and Michael (Bobbie Jo) Bonefede; 8 great grandchildren; 2 nieces Shelly (Timothy) White, Leslie (Hans) Kunzie, and nephew Seth Tucker.      
     Family and friends may call from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 22nd at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.     
     Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or visit For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

WILSON, Fred, January 8, 2017 -- "The Father of Doug Wilson, Fred Wilson, was gently lifted into the loving and eternal presence of God on Sunday, January 8th. At 96 he was very thankful for his full and happy life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and we too are thankful for his life. A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, January 15, in Williamsburg, VA, where Fred lived. Please keep Doug and Nancy in your prayers."  Submitted by Faith Fellowship      

NOWICKI, Susan -- The Rev. Susan Nowicki, 60, died on Friday, January 6, 2017. She had been on incapacity leave since 2002 and her last appointment was with the New Hope United Methodist Church in West Seneca. She also served several churches in the former Western New York Conference. Arrangements are incomplete, but a memorial service is planned for the late Spring in the Niagara Frontier District.

WETJEN, Alan J., November 19, 2016 -- Summer Resident of Silver Lake

ANDERSON, Nils R., November 16, 2016 -- Silver Lake Resident    

TUBBS, David Norton, October 13, 2016 -- Silver Lake Resident.

PAGNANI, Dr., Daniel J., September 17, 2016 -- employed by Wyoming County Hospital and lived at Silver Lake.

TSCHORKE, William, September 7, 2016 -- Longtime Silver Lake resident; (purchased home in his early 20's,  died at age 92.)


1. * SLAMS = Silver Lake Annual Memorial Service.
2. Names will be carried from the date of death up through the date of the Silver Lake Annual Memorial Service (SLAMS) at which time a new list of Deaths will start.
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Death and Obituaries from 
Summer 2015 to Summer 2016;

All Remembered in Memorial at our
Annual Memorial Service 

on August 21, 2016

(Memorial Service was July 30, 2017)

GRIFFIN, Webber (Web), died May 21, 2016. He was the husband of Joan Griffin of Cheektowaga and Silver Lake. (Wants to participate in SLAMS*)

KELLY, Roger L., died December 13, 2015. He was the father of Eric Kelly, and Founder of Kellys Old Timers Band which played annually at Silver Lake. (Elise Kelly will participate in the SLAM* Service) 

LOUISON, Barbara, died March 30, 2016. (Family wants Barbara Named at the SLAMS*)

PLISZKA, Stella, died February 20, 2016. (Family wants Stella Named at the SLAMS*)

SEEBER, Sandra Grace, died July 2, 2016. She was the mother of Lance Seeber of Rochester and Silver Lake. (Wants to participate in SLAMS*)

TURNER, Bonnie F., died December 30, 2015. She was the sister of Lori Koerner. (Wants to participate in SLAMS*)

VROOMAN, Bonny J., died December 2, 2015. She was the wife of Jan Vrooman of Castile. (Wants to participate in SLAMS*)

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