Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Tractor Trailer and Vehicular Cargo Burn Monday:
Tractor-trailer, cargo totaled in intense Pavilion blaze; Asst. Chief Schiske on scene is SLI's Schiske 
 
By BRIAN QUINN, bquinn@batavianews.com
Add'l. para by Staff, SLDNewsletter
When Pavilion firefighters got to the scene along Ellicott Street Road, they found the sleeper cab of a car carrier along with three cars it was carrying completely or partially on fire. There were explosions as well. No one was hurt. “A couple of tires were exploding on the cars that were burning,” said Pavilion Assistant Chief Tyler Schiske.

Mark Gutman / Daily News -- Town of Pavilion water crews wait for water to return to the hose
as a car carrier burns in front of them at 6905 Ellicott Street Rd., Pavilion.

  
The vehicle carrying several cars was going south on Route 63 when the fire started as it was moving, Schiske said. The driver was out of the cab before he knew there were flames.

"He came to a stop and it became fully involved," Schiske said. "He noticed that he didn't have any air in his air tanks and he got out, and noticed that the truck was fully involved." The assistant chief said he didn't know where the driver, who was not injured, and the carrier were going when Monday afternoon's fire happened or from where they were coming. 

“He came to a stop and it became fully involved,” Schiske said. “He noticed that he didn’t have any air in his air tanks and he got out, and noticed that the truck was fully involved.”

The assistant chief said he didn’t know where the driver, who was not injured, and the carrier were going when Monday afternoon’s fire happened or from where they were coming.

Mark Gutman / Daily News -- Water returns to the hose of the Town of Pavilion water crews 
as a car carrier burns in front of them at 6905 Ellicott Street Rd., Pavilion.

When firefighters got to the scene, it took an hour or a little less to put out the flames. The wind helped to keep more cars on the carrier from catching fire, Schiske said.

Assistant Chief Tyler Schiske is the son of Silver Lake summer residents, Ken and Lisa Schiske of Genesee Avenue. Son, Tyler, "joined the department 15 years ago when he was 17 years old. He is now 32 years old and working his way up the ladder to Chief -- that is a lot of volunteer hours," said Ms. Schiske.

"We are very proud of him," said Lisa when contacted by the SLDN. "The Pavilion Fire Department," said Lisa, "is having an Open House on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 am to Noon and there will be lots of activities for kids and their parents. Hopefully, people will come down, like what they see, and will join our department, concluded Ms. Schiske.

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“We had a truck break down, so that factored in to not getting the fire extinguished as soon as we wanted to,” the Assistant Chief said. “We used about 10 gallons of foam, about 1,600 gallons of water. It’s just our generic foam we have for our system we have on the truck,” Schiske said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the New York State Police and the Genesee County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Schiske said.

The assistant chief said there were no issues with access to water at the scene. He said there was some liquid spilled, but no environmental issue Monday afternoon.

“We think we’ve got everything contained,” Schiske said. “There was a small leak in the diesel tank. It was contained to this area.” The cause was unknown as of Monday afternoon.

“We believe that it had an engine problem, which made the fire come to the back of the cab and started the back of the sleeper on fire,” he said. “That’s all we know at this time.”

On scene with Pavilion firefighters were firefighters from the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department and the Wyoming Hook & Ladder Co., Inc. Le Roy firefighters were called as well, he said.


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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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