Death notices and obituaries from the week of May 10
A celebration of Ronald E. Albee’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at the United Methodist Church in Springville. Albee had been a member of that church for many years. His ashes will be interred in the church columbarium.
Albee, 81, of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Oct. 13 after a short illness at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.
He was born in 1930 in Ashley, Pa. to Arnot and Eva Albee. He married Dorothy Carlson in 1952 and the couple moved to Springville in 1955. After 32 years of service, he retired from Peerless Winsmith in 1992. He and his wife then spent winters in Gulfport, Fla. and moved permanently to Kings Point, Sun City Center, in 2005.
Albee served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge, where he was the worshipful master of the Springville Lodge in 1985.
He was the husband of 59 years of Dorothy (nee Carlson) Albee, brother-in-law of Nancy Albee of Ashley and Lee Albee of Clearwater, Fla.
Viola M. Colf, 74, of Springville, passed away April 30 at Fiddler’s Green Manor Nursing Home, Springville.
She was born in 1938 in the town of Ashford, a daughter of the late Emery and Mary (nee Pratt) Colf Neumann.
She was the sister of Dell (Dianne) Colf of West Valley, Dan Colf of Springville and Floyd (Shirley) Colf of Bushnell, Fla.; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Mount Hope Cemetery, West Valley on May 5 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. David Y. Benvington officiated. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Fiddlers Green Manor, Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville.
Marie S. (nee Krezmien) McIntosh of Springville, formerly of Niagara Falls, May 4 at Fiddlers Green Manor Nursing Home in Springville.
She was born in 1927 in Springville, the daughter of the late Stanley and Sophia Guzzy Krezmien.
For 54 years, she had been a manager for Tupperware, covering all of Western New York. She watched sports, including the Sabres and Bills, went fishing, played cards and bingo.
She was the wife of Lloyd McIntosh; mother of Francis (Debbie) McIntosh of Santa Cruz, Cal., Ann Marie (Donald) Galusha of Redding, Cal. and Mark McIntosh of Springville; grandmother of six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Mark (late Norma) Krezmien and the late Stanley, Lawrence, Francis, Charles and Thomas Krezmien; sister-in-law of Betty, Joan, Jean and Sue Krezmien and the late Roseanne Krezmien.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, May 9, at 11 o’clock from St. Aloysius Church, Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. An online register can be found at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.
Deborah Atwood Turner, May 1, of Rochester, formerly of Springville, at The Woodlands, Texas, of cancer.
She was preceded in death by her father Laurence S. Atwood; survived by her husband Norman W., daughters Marcia (Dain) Luke of Spring, Texas and Lauren Turner of Rochester; mother Joyce Atwood of Hamburg; sister Kathleen Atwood of Norton, Mass. and brother Michael Atwood of Buffalo, three grandchildren, Ryan, Ally and Alyssa, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Deborah spent more than 20 years as a Girl Scout leader.
A Mass will be held on Saturday May 12, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Road in Gates, followed by a celebration of her life at NewComer Funeral Home 2636 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, from 2 - 5 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Girl Scouts of Western New York at www.gswny.org/pages/Donate.aspx