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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Covid-19 Update:
Active cases climb past 200 following a short period of declines

The number of active COVID-19 cases rose about 200 in the four-county GLOW region on Thursday, following three days of declines. Public health departments in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties reported 41 new positive cases of the virus, against just 14 recoveries. Of the 203 total active cases, at least six people were hospitalized in Genesee and Orleans counties. There were no hospitalizations in Livingston County. Wyoming County does not report hospitalization data.

No deaths were reported by the county health departments, though New York state data reported a death in Livingston County. Here’s a county-by-county look at the data:

Wyoming County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,191 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. One is from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; two are from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; two are from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and two are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw. Three of the new cases are under the of 20, one is in their 20s, one in their 30s, and two in their 50s. There were two new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 502 cases. The cases at state correctional facilities are managed by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and are not included in the Wyoming County total. As of Thursday, the county had 41 active cases under mandatory isolation, 119 people in mandatory quarantine, and 24 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. Wyoming County Health Department has administered 4,641 vaccine doses to date. The number of recoveries increased by four, bringing the county’s total to 2,101. Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 49 by county health officials. That is same number the state Department of Health is reporting. A total of 62,254 tests have been conducted, with 60,063 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 3.52 percent. 

Genesee County on Thursday reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,401 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March. The new cases include people under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 50s, 70s and 80s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.One of the new positive individuals are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center. The county also reported four new recoveries, for a total of 3,854. In Genesee County, 11,589 residents, or 20.2 percent of the population, have received at least one vaccine dose; 6,359 residents have completed the vaccine series. Of the 65 active cases, five are hospitalized. New York state is reporting a total of 120 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County. There have been 104,449 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 100,048 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.21 percent.

Orleans County reported six new positive cases for a total of 2,462 since the pandemic began. The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 30s, 50s, 60s and 70s. They include people in the county’s western and eastern regions. One of the newly positive individuals were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. In Orleans County, 6,077 residents, or 15.0 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 3,119 residents have completed the vaccine series.The county reported three new recovery for a total of 2,070.Among the 37 active cases in Orleans County, one is hospitalized, according to county health officials. The state is reporting Orleans County has 82 deaths. To date, there have been 56,008 total tests conducted for county residents, with 53,546 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.40 percent among those tested. 

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 3,765. There are 60 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, marking an increase of 12 since Wednesday. There have been no hospitalizations since Feb. 24, according to county health data. Livingston County also recorded three new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,662. Active cases include 22 in Geneseo (up four), seven each in Caledonia (up four) and Dansville, four in Mount Morris, three each in Avon (up one) and Nunda (up one), two each in Hemlock (up one), a Honeoye Falls zip code in Livingston County (up one), Piffard, Leicester; and one each in Conesus, Dalton, Groveland, Lima, Livonia, and Springwater. The county has reported 43 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the county tracking map. New York state has tallied 57 deaths in Livingston County, an increase of one from Wednesday. Livingston County has administered 103,932 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 99,759 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.62 percent.SUNY Geneseo reported 23 active cases among its college community on Thursday, according to the SUNY Geneseo COVID-19 tracker. That represents four fewer cases compared to Wednesday. A total of 40 people were in mandatory quarantine at the college, with 28 in precautionary quarantine. Twenty-seven people were in isolation, including 21 isolating off-campus and six isolating on-campus.

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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, 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.


"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 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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