DEC. 13 AT 7PM - PERRY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT -- Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM Perry First United Methodist Church, 35 Covington in Perry, NY.
DEC. 24 AT 7 PM -- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Perry First United Methodist Church, 35 Covington St., Perry, NY
EPWORTH HALL received a grant earlier this Fall to tear up the warn-out floor and refinish the original wood floor. To do this, SLI has been awarded $40,000 from the Genesee Valley Rural Revitalization Grant Program including a generous grant from the National Park Service Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Fund and is a partnership between the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Landmark Society of WNY. Now, early in this month of November 2021, Epworth Hall has been recognized by the Landmark Society of WNY as the only one this year from the GLOW Counties region to make the "Five to Revive" List. This recognition has often helped in the obtaining of grants while also calling to the public's attention, another worthy historic site to visit and enjoy.
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Saturday, November 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update (November Surge):
Two coronavirus-related deaths reported in Wyoming County; active cases pass 1,000   
Two more COVID-19 related deaths occurred over the past week in Wyoming County as more than 1,000 active cases were reported in the GLOW region. That makes for four such deaths over the past three weeks, according to data from the county’s Health Department. The numbers have officials again advising caution as numbers rise and the holiday season ramps up.

“Wyoming County has had a 9.5 percent positivity rate over the last seven days, far above the statewide totals,” county officials said in a news release issued Thursday. “For unvaccinated adults, the pandemic remains a daily threat, and a personal choice to stay unvaccinated will continue to put you and those around you at risk.

“Unfortunately, large-scale gatherings increase the chances of contracting COVID-19 — especially in light of the virus’ Delta variant,” they continued. “Thanksgiving is just a week away, get all your plans in place to celebrate safely. Remember, get the vaccine if you haven’t, get a booster if you have, wear a mask, stay home if you feel sick and keep practicing social distancing.”

A total of 1,033 active coronavirus cases were reported by county health departments on Thursday, including 345 in Livingston County. That compares to 967 active cases Monday and 829 active cases less than a week before on Nov. 12.

As of Wednesday, Orleans County had the state’s fourth-highest seven day rolling average of positives at 11.3 percent, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. It trailed Washington, Fulton, and Cattaraugus counties, while the statewide average was 3.6 percent.

Here’s a county-by-county look at the most recent data:

Wyoming County — One hundred and eleven active cases were reported Thursday for a total of 3,980 cases since the pandemic began, according to county data. The number of recoveries is 3,807. There have been 63 deaths.

A total of 21,186 people, or 52.9% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 19,627. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 9.32%.

Genesee County — From Monday to Thursday, Genesee County reported 133 new positive cases for a total of 7,872, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.The new cases are from ALL age groups. There are 298 active cases, out of which nine are hospitalized. There are 159 new recoveries for a total of 6,922. Genesee County has reported a total of 142 deaths.

A total of 33,956 people, or 59.0% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 31,546. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 11.42%.

Orleans County — From Monday to Thursday, Orleans County reported 116 new cases for a total of 5,205 positive cases. The new cases are in all age categories except the 80s. There are 279 active cases, out of which four are hospitalized. There are 91 new recoveries for a total of 4,483. Orleans County has had 93 total deaths.

A total of 22,043 people, or 54.3% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 20,458. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 13.27%.

■ Livingston County — As of Friday, Livingston County had 345 active cases, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard. A total of 6,891 cases had been reported since the pandemic began, along with 6,489 recoveries. There have been 72 deaths, according to the state health department. The county’s COVID tracker reports 55 deaths.

A total of 37,256 people, or 58.9% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 34,751. A total of 66.5% of the county’s population of those at least 18 years old had been vaccinated. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 13.59%.
By DN's MALLORY DIEFENBACH - mdiefenbach@batavianews.com
(DN News Editor Matt Surtel contributed to this story.)

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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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