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Darwin Huff

Darwin Huff – DECEMBER 19, 1948 ~ JULY 18, 2019 (AGE 70)  of The Tonawanda Indian Reservation passed away on July 18, 2019. He was born in Basom, NY on December 19, 1948 to the late Ora and Myrtle (Smith) Huff.

He was a member of the Turtle Clan. Darwin obtained his teaching degree and spent most of his career teaching in Southeast Asia. Most notably he taught in China for ten years.

He is survived by his sister, Audrey Spruce, four nephews and three nieces.

A Visitation will be held at 7747 Sand Hill Rd., Basom, NY 14013 with a Funeral Service following at !:00 PM. A Long House Service will take place at 2:00PM. Burial will be in The Council House Cemetery.



Eileen Elizabeth Tiedt (Scalzetta)

Eileen Elizabeth Tiedt (Scalzetta), of Akron passed away peacefully, May 18, 2019. She was born September 20, 1923 in Lancaster, to the late Joseph and Mabel (Eberhardt) Scalzetta.

Eileen was a 1942 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster and loved sharing stories of how she walked to the schoolhouse every day in the snow. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her immense joy. She was very proud of all of them and cherished the time they spent together.

Beloved mother of Robert (Debbie) Tiedt. Loving grandmother of Shanan (Joe) Muscato, Christopher Tiedt, Mark Tiedt, Kelley (Jason) Sims, and Andrew (Holly) Tiedt. Great grandchildren, Rory Sims and Kinsley Tiedt. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years Robert C. Tiedt and also by her brothers, Frank and Joseph Scalzetta and sister, Jeanette Kolniak.

Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday May 21, at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue Akron. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday May 22, at 10 a.m.

Elise M. Farrell

of Akron, at the age of 11 on May 8th, 2019.

Daughter of Jason D. and Sarah M. (nee Peck) Farrell.  Sister of Adam D. Farrell.  Granddaughter of Donald and Karen Peck, Julie A. (John J.) Baldo and Douglas N. (Michelle) Farrell.

Visitation Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the BERNHARDT FUNERAL HOME, 130 Main St.; Akron.  Services will be Private, followed by Burial at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron.

Elise was a member of the Akron Girl Scouts, Akron Elementary Choir and the Clarence Girls Softball.

Donations may be made to:

Upstate New York Transplant Services “UNYTS”
4444 Bryant & Stratton Way, Williamsville NY 14221
Tel: 1-716-529-4300
Web: http://www.unyts.org/

Ronald McDonald House – Pittsburgh
451 44th St., Pittsburgh PA 15201
Tel: 1-412-362-3400
Web: https://rmhcpgh-mgtn.org/family-services/pittsburgh-house/


50091FD6-C3EA-4B72-97F7-75E83A833DFERichard R. McMullen “Rocky”, 66 of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on Monday (April 22, 2019) at the Hill Haven Nursing Home in Penfield, NY.

He was born May 15, 1952 in Pembroke, NY, a son of the late John and Margaret Morrison McMullen.

Rick was formerly employed by Coca Cola Co. in Batavia and Rochester and retired from R.B. U’Ren Equipment in Rochester. He was a dedicated fan of the Buffalo Bills.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Pappalardo McMullen of Rochester. Step Daughter-in-Law Brenda (John) Crabtree and grandchildren Katelyn Crabtree and Liam Crabtree Very close friend, Randy Williams of Rochester. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share in a memorial service on Saturday (May 4th) at 2:00pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Open Door Mission, 156 N. Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608 or Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd, Fairport, NY 14450. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.



Frederick C. Bedford Sr.

Frederick C. Bedford Sr. – 74, of Akron died March 23, 2019 peacefully with his family by his side at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He was born November 5, 1944 in Lockport NY to the late Clarence Frederick and Lucy Lorraine (Urlel) Bedford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Gail Francis (Bower), four children Jacqueline Hill (Scott Allen), Frederick Jr. (Roxanne) Bedford, Jenifer (Mark) Sczygielski and Steven Bedford.  Five grandchildren Matthew (Courtney), Andrew, Erika, CJ, and Kaida. Also survived by a sister Carolee (Gerald) Striffler and a niece and nephew Melissa (John) McClintock, Scott (Jennifer) Striffler.

Fred drove truck for 31 years starting in 1963.  He also loved to play cards with friends at the Newstead Senior Center.

There will be no calling hours.  Fred donated his body to The Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo.  In liew of flowers, gifts may be directed to the U.B. Foundation, Anatomical Gift Program, SUNY at Buffalo, PO Box 900, Buffalo NY 14226-0900