Dr. Blanche Borzell, of Watkins Glen, the first female Family Practice Physician in Schuyler County, passed away at Schuyler Hospital on February 9, 2019. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 14, 1945. The family moved to Alpine, then Watkins Glen where she attended high school. This was followed by Cornell University (B.A.) and Upstate Medical Center (M.D.). After a residency in Family Medicine, she opened her practice in Watkins Glen. This year would have marked 43 years of serving the community. She was also a coroner for the county.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Robertson; children, Blanche Robertson (Saif Agha) and James Robertson; grandchildren, Ali and James Agha, and Ryley, Maisie and Grayson Robertson; sisters, Kay (Amedio) Fraboni and Angeline (Christopher) Franzese; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many cousins in Pennsylvania and New York. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Blanche (Karpovich) Borzell.

A special thanks and appreciation to the Staff of Schuyler Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Schuyler Health Foundation, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a “Candle of Remembrance”, please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com

BERGEN — Donald E. Coleman, 69, of Bergen, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 3, 1949, in Oswego, the son of the late Harold F. and Lois Jean Harris Coleman.

A member of the Bergen United Methodist Church, Don was a former youth group leader and worked with the youth underground program at the church. A coroner for Genesee County since 1992, he was honored to serve the people of Genesee County and will be remembered for his professionalism and kindness. He was a life member of the Bergen Fire Department and Rescue Squad; he also served on the Genesee County Republican Committee. Above all else, Don loved being Papa to his 12 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Debra L. Runner Coleman, whom he married July 15, 1972; his four daughters; Amy (Mike) Koziej of Akron, Sherry (Jim) Starowitz of Bergen, Carrie (Brian) Fair of Chesapeake, Virgina and Sandy (Colby) Owen of Bergen; twelve grandchildren; Jacob, Mary and Ashley Koziej; Jordan, Riley, Andrew and Cadence Fair; Emma, James, Libby and Collin Starowitz and Carson Owen; his sister; Linda Coleman of Brockport and cousins.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue, Bergen. Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Avenue with Rev. Dr. Wilson Jones officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to to the youth underground program or the needy family fund at the Bergen United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Bergen, New York 14416 as well as Reconciling Ministries Network, 123 West Madison Street, Suite 1450, Chicago, Illinois 60602. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Don’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Michael E. Parrow Sr, 65 retired Troy PoliceDepartment Detective Sergeant, passed away on Sunday October 13,2019.

Born and raised in Troy, he was the son of the lateJames Parrow and Lois Evans Parrow and the loving husband of 40years to Susan Carpentier Parrow.

After graduating from LaSalle Institute in 1973Michael wasted no time starting his life as a public servant.Immediately enlisting in the United States Army in June of ’73Michael served in the Vietnam Conflict, and spent many years servinghis country in Europe, while there he attended University ofMaryland Europe. Michael return home in 1976 only leading him ontohis next calling in life with the Rensselaer County SheriffsDepartment after 7 proud years with the Sheriff’s department Michaeljoined the Troy Police Department in 1983. Mike’s accomplishmentsthroughout his tenure with the TPD were countless, he received theSilver Shield, the John J. Givney “Officer of the year” award. Heserved as everything from a patrolman, to evidence technician, waspromoted to sergeant in 2003 and assigned to detective bureau in2005 where he spent his career until his retirement in March of2018. Although Michael was retiring from the Police Department hedidn’t walk away from the life he loved and was so proud of, heremained actively employed with the Rensselaer County HealthDepartment as a Medicolegal Death Investigator where he was bestknown as “Doctor Death” right up until the day God called him home.

Mike didn’t just serve his community in lawenforcement, there wasn’t a field in Lansingburgh you couldn’t findhim on whether it be Little League or Pop Warner, Mike was there,coaching, running chains, administering, or simply giving kids aride to and from practice, he was there. Mike spent many yearsserving as the President of Capital District Pop Warner, and untilOctober 13th was an active member of the Eastern Region Staff. Throughout his time on region staff Mike made many lifelong friendsthat will forever occupy a special place in his heart.

In addition to his wife Susan, he is survived by hischildren Michael (Morgan) Parrow, of Orlando FL, Alison (Tim) Denninof Troy and Josh Parrow of Troy, and the Proud “Poppi” of Remi andMaddox Dennin.

Michael is also survived by his sister n law DianaMcClure, his nephews Michael (Adeline) Morris, Jeremiah (Jill)Morris and David (Kelly) McClure, and Michelle Bricker.

Michael was predeceased by his brother James Parrowand his niece Diana Morris.

Family and friends are invited and may call ThursdayOctober 17, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at McLoughlin & MasonFuneral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.Funeral mass 10:00 am on Friday October 18, 2019 at St. Augustine’sChurch, Troy. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary’sCemetery