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Friday, January 14, 2022
With lows in single digits, keep covered, Day says:
Deep freeze: Bills fans urged to layer up for Saturday playoff game
By BRIAN QUINNemail@example.com
If you’re going to be at Highmark Stadium this Saturday night when the Bills take on New England in an AFC Wild Card game and you normally go shirtless, you’ll want to keep your shirt on.
All fans who show up for the 8:15 playoff game should remember to wear a few extra layers, said Dr. Dan Day, Rochester Regional Health orthopedic and sports medicine specialist.
Day was asked during a Zoom call Thursday with the media about concerns over frostbite and exposed skin.
“Certainly, with fans, that’s probably where the bigger concern is, I would say,” he said. “Certainly, some people are thinner, so they don’t have as much body mass. That increases exposure to cold,” he said. “Some come unprepared. They’re not really wearing the gear that they need to. There’s a lot of good gear out there and if they gear up correctly, they can really protect themselves.”
When you factor in things such as alcohol and nicotine, Day said, those can affect the body’s response to cold.
Alcohol and nicotine increase the chance of injury from frostbite and frostnip probably more than hypothermia, Day said.
“They’re (fans) going to have ways to get warm, whether they seek shelter or head back to the car. That’s really just keeping things covered — skin covered, so that it’s not exposed,” he said.
A National Weather Service forecast discussion Thursday on the NWS Buffalo website said highs Saturday will be in the high single digits to low teens across Western New York. The NWS forecast says the low will be 3 degrees in the Buffalo area. Wind chills will reach their lowest tonight through Saturday morning from a combination of falling temperatures and some wind. Across Western New York, wind chills may be as cold as minus 10 to minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit close to the lakes and minus 15 to minus 20 across the interior.
“Lots of layers, ski jackets, even insulated pants, heated gloves, all those things are going to be very beneficial,” he said. “When you can sneak back into the stadium, when you can get some coverage, or get into the bathroom that might be heated, that could give you at least a little bit of a break to warm up and then go back out.”
If that doesn’t help you keep warm, the orthopedic and sports medicine specialist, said, it may be time to leave the stadium and head for your vehicle.
Alcohol consumption decreases a person’s shivering response, Day said.
“It eliminates the bodies protection against cold. The shivering will help keep you warm,” he said. “You may feel like you’re warm. Alcohol may mute that and it’s also affecting your body and how it deals with the cold.”
Compared to the players, fans have more to worry about on a night expected to be this cold, Day said.
“When you think about NFL players are bigger-bodied, so they have more insulation on there, both fat and muscle, so that’s going to protect them,” he said. “A lot of those guys are going to do just fine because of that and that’s how they can get away with the sleeves.”
Players will be in these conditions Saturday for short periods, Day said.
“Look at the sidelines. They’ve got heated benches, heated helmet holders. They’ve got big coats they can throw on, big hats they can throw on. They go inside for halftime,” he said.
It’s certainly harder to keep hands and feet warm compared to other parts of the body, Day said.
“Those are going to be the most exposed, least blood flow to the area ... so it gets less of the warm blood getting there,” he said. “The frostbite, frostnip starts with more discoloration. You get some whitening through the fingers, then they become a little more glossy, start losing some of that color, forming ice crystals. Those are the signs of your early frostnip, frostbite. Once you start seeing those signs, then you’ve definitely got to seek warmth to make sure that doesn’t progress.”
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, 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.")
"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 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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