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Thursday, April 16, 2020

New NYS Rule: Masks Should be Used
in Public and Public Transportation

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, in today's News Conference from Albany, said the new rule of wearing masks in public and public transportation is nearly impossible to enforce, so he wants to thank all New York State residents for their cooperation in the State's efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, as they have been doing so well.

Current charts show that--statistically--one person in the State of New York is now infecting point 9 (.9) other people--which is less than one person infecting one other person. When New York goes back to work, a statistical increase of one person infecting one point two (1.2) other people is too high, so the effort is to reduce the rate below .9 to give the flexibility of an increase without going over 1.0. Gov. Cuomo has extended the "NY PAUSE" to May 15th.

Business leaders are hesitant to open while consumer confidence is low. This lack of confidence appears to be mainly because of a lack of testing. Testing enables a better means by which to analyze the Covid-19 status in the population. New York State continues to coordinate with four other of its State neighbors.


In Monday's News Conference, Gov. Cuomo said he believes the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is over, but said people need to stay the course for now. Describing the situation as potentially “the end of the beginning,” he also outlined what it may look like as the economy begins to restart.
“You still have 2,000 people per day who are coming into the hospital system,” he said, describing the numbers as they stand. The curve in New York continues to flatten, and as of Monday morning, said the state appears to have hit a plateau, Cuomo said in his Monday briefing.
“The increase has slowed down, it has flattened out for a period of time, nobody knows how long because nobody has been here before,” he said. However, on Sunday, 671 more people died bringing the death total to 10,056. Where the state goes from here is eventually re-opening the economy. Cuomo said it’s a delicate balance and never has been done before.
“Also you look around the world, and you see warning signs from countries who have opened,” the governor said. “I want to learn from those other countries.” The steps which will go toward re-opening is easing isolation, increasing economic activity, recalibrate the essential worker economy, applying more testing and precautions, and do not increase the infection rate. So the next steps will be designed by experts — not politicians — in the public health and economic fields.
The wider geographical area for the plan, the better, and coordinate all the systems of economic, transportation and schools. Federal support that attends to the need and testing will be key, as well as keeping up precautions. “While we are doing this, we have to remember to stay the course and not jeopardize what we have achieved, and we have achieved much,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the economy is still functioning — never turned off, but turned way, way down. Testing and precautions will be needed as the businesses incrementally come on-line again.
“The meter is the infection rate, and watch that infection rate,” he said. “If you see the infection rate picking up — and that would be undermining everything we have accomplished thus far, then you know you’ve opened the valve too fast. That is the delicate balance we have to work through and that has never been done before.”
He advised the situation won’t be over like switching a light switch off, for everybody to leave their house and everything reopens at once. “I would love to say that’s going to happen,” Cuomo said. “It’s not going to happen that way. It can’t happen that way.” It’s rather a situation where points of resolution occur over time, and people can feel a bit calmer and better, but it will be incremental, he said.
The situation will be truly over once an effective vaccine is developed — which is expected to take 12 to 18 months, he said.
“We’re controlling the spread,” he said. “... If you isolate if you take the precautions, your family won’t get infected. Feel good about that.” “The worst is over,” he said. “Yeah, if we continue to be smart going forward, because remember, we have the hand on the valve. You turn the valve too fast and the numbers will jump right back ... but I think you can say the worst is over.”

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W. PETE MAIRS

W. PETE MAIRS
Walter D. “Pete” Mairs, 81, died peacefully on July 23, 2021. Born in Avon, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 1939, Pete was a longtime resident of Geneva, N.Y., and these past many years in Buffalo, N.Y., as well as his beloved Silver Lake. Pete is survived by his wife, Linda Bergstrom Mairs, a loving and true companion; children, Mimi C. Mairs, Jonathan B. Mairs; sisters, June Huff, Helen Dole; brother, Thomas Mairs; stepchildren, Daniel Brinkworth, Jennie Ramsey; sister-in-law, Anne Bergstrom, eight beautiful grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A service and celebration of life is planned for the fall when all can share the joy of Pete’s life together. Arrangements by Stephenson – Dougherty Funeral Home, Avon, N.Y.

Editor's Note: It was a privilege knowing and working with Pete Mairs during his presidency of the Silver Lake Institute. He was a kind and gentle man, but also firm in his leadership. I served as Treasurer and Chaplain of SLI during those years and I could always depend on Pete's presence in the worship service. He was a man of faith and a gem of a human being. May he rest in God's care.

GERALD C. SAHRLE

GERALD C. SAHRLE
Gerald C. Sahrle, 80, of Perry, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on Oct. 10, 1941, in Wayland, N.Y., to the late Charles A. and Helen I. (Blowers) Sahrle. Gerry was a line foreman for 32 1/2 years for NYSE&G, working out of the Perry and Hamburg locations, and was a Town of Perry Councilman. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Constellation Lodge -404 in Perry. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and woodworker. He is survived by his wife, Valary A. (Conley) Sahrle; 1 son, Gerald (Pamela) Sahrle II of Silver Springs; 2 sisters, Millie Edmond of Greece, Bonnie Fink of Winston-Salem, N.C., 3 brothers, Ronald (Linda) Sahrle of Dansville, Robert (Susan) Sahrle of Springwater, Kenneth Sahrle of Dansville; 5 grandchildren, Bradley Musscarella, Stone and Winston Sahrle, Conley and Cooper Gayton; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Sahrle, who passed away in 2012. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Gerry will be laid to rest in West Perry Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Center Fire Department, P.O. Box 204, Perry, NY 14530. For more information, please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530.

Editor's Note: Gerald and Valarie could always be seen in the family pew with Pamela, Stone and Winston at Perry First United Methodist Church and continue to be loved. Gerry will be sorely missed. Both were supporters of the Arts at the Silver Lake Institute and Valarie was active in painting and participating in the Annual Show in August. Valarie's presence was always valued and appreciated.

KATHARINE E. PRACZKAJLO ("Kathy P.")

KATHARINE E. PRACZKAJLO ("Kathy P.")
"Kathy P." passed November 8, 2021, of Hamburg and Boston, NY. Beloved daughter of Joseph and Barbara Michalak; loving sister of Daniel Michalak; devoted wife of the late Jeffrey Praczkajlo; cherished mother of Jennifer (Shawn) Jump; loving babcia of Lily Jump; also survived by many beloved family members and friends who became her family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Editor's Note: "Kathy P." as she was better known to us at Silver Lake was an annual summer visitor for most of the last number of years at the invitation of Silver Laker Julia Hoffner. She stayed at the Hoffner Cottage, and became known as both the fun visitor with the vivacious smile to the neighbors at the intersection of Haven Ave. and the Ames Walkway. Kathy P. and Julie could be seen walking and talking between the cottage and the Hoffner boathouse where they could be close to the water. She was also occasionally seen at the Saturday morning breakfasts at Stoody Hall. Her stay was anywhere between 4 days and a week where she had the opportunity to develop a love for Silver Lake. She was not yet eligible for retirement when late last week she developed "a cold" and had to remain home from her job. She did not update her condition over the weekend so the local police made a wellness visit and found her deceased on Monday. She was one of those many people who found Silver Lake and friendship for brief respites where she also found new strength and energy to return to work. She is being particularly mourned by those in the Haven/Ames neighborhood. She will be memorialized next summer at the annual Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Epworth Hall.

BRENDA J. PADDOCK

BRENDA J. PADDOCK
Brenda Joan Paddock, 82, of Perry, born April 15, 1939, now resides in heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Brenda met Jesus as her Savior in 1965. She met him in person on Nov. 14, 2021. She had a beautiful homecoming with music, singing and praying, leading her into Glory. Her last words were “I am well, I am well.”

Brenda’s greatest loves were her family and friends. Brenda had five children with her husband Roger: Don and Daelene Paddock of Florida, Jody and Tim Von Sanden of Pavilion, Bradley and Jeanie Paddock of Warsaw, Jennifer and Paul Guy of Massachusetts, and Nathan and Jill Paddock of Perry.

Brenda dearly loved her grandchildren: Jessica Morillo, Nikki and Clint O’Brien, Luke Paddock, Paul Paddock, Ian and Brooklyn Paddock, Joe and Louana Paddock, Burke and Megan Paddock, Aaron Paddock, Ellen Paddock, Andrew Paddock, Rachael Paddock, Abigail Paddock, Erik and Cassandra Von Sanden, Jacquelyn and Michael Jones, Tim Von Sanden, Brandon and Brandee Paddock, Jamey and Laura Paddock, Peter and Kara Guy, Candy and Jay Waitkevich, Marlo and Ryan Bolger and Jenna and Rory Peterson.

Brenda was blessed and loved her great grandchildren: Chloe, Olivia and Nicholas Von Sanden, Joshua and Jaxon Morillo, Jameson and Cassandra O’Brien, Atlas Paddock, Noah and Ezra Jones, Colton, Brantley and Charlotte Guy, Cameron Waitkevich, Amelia Bolger and Brennen Leonard.

Brenda is also survived by her brother and sister in laws; Frank and Emma Paddock, Viva and Jim Phillips-Richardson and Kurt and Lynn Paddock.

Brenda first started working as a secretary at Perry Central School. She then assisted her husband building Paddock’s Breeding Service. Roger and Brenda together built and ran the Sandsabarn teenage nightclub. Brenda was owner and operator of Serendipity Travel. Brenda’s pleasures included playing organ and piano. She played at a number of area churches along with performing for her loved ones. UPDATED -- Brenda also played with conviction at both indoor and outdoor services at the Silver Lake Institute where her grandson, Luke, sang at Epworth Hall on several occasions and was appreciated by all who heard his inspiring voice.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Noble and Freda Buckland, her husband Roger and son Bradley.

A Committal service at West Perry Cemetery will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, November 17 at 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at LaGrange Baptist Church at 4 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in Brenda’s honor to the LaGrange Baptist Church 7092 LaGrange Rd. Perry, NY 14530 or to the First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, NY 14530. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St., Perry, N.Y. 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com.

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