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Esther L. Brown

January 8, 1935 — June 28, 2024

Middleport: Esther Brown, age 89, passed away June 28, 2024. She was born January 8, 1935 in the Town of Alabama to the late Elmer and Vera (Garrison) Wagner, Sr.

Esther loved to cook, can, and take trips to the casino. Esther was a great teacher and cook, teaching her family members and caretakers how to cook countless meals. She was a very proud Buffalo Bills season ticket holder in her younger years, traveling to not only home games, but games all over. She worked at FMC as a materials coordinator for 40 years before she retired. Esther most of all loved spending time with her family and watching it grow.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2021, siblings Elmer (Elizabeth) Wagner, Jr., Betty (Lawrence) Pafk, Frances (Stanley) Benben, Richard (Joanne) Wagner, Carol (Carl) Schubel, Lois Ayler, sister-in-law Betsy Neuman, brothers-in-law Norman Forbes, Robert Brown and loving dog Spike.

Esther is survived by her daughters, Roxane (Mark) Botsford of Baldwinsville, Teri (Mark) Keeler of Albion, Wendy (Gary) Purser of Newfane; grandchildren, Danielle Grilli, Christopher (Morgan) Botsford, Brett (Katlin) Botsford, Katherine (Ian) Foos, Christine (Clint) Masterson, James “Buddy” (Victoria) Keeler, Daniel “DJ” Davis, Allison Davis; great-grandchildren, Jayse and Jayden Grilli, Cash, Beau, Cal and Banks Botsford, Luke, Grace, and Rhett Masterson, Charlotte Foos, Elaina Keeler and soon to be baby Keeler; sister Nancy Forbes, brother-in-law Robert Ayler, caregivers, Pam Heideman, Lisa James, Kim Hare, Cindy Meer, Jayden Townsend, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service for Esther will be held at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St. Middleport on Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:00am. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice 4675 Sunset Dr. Lockport, NY 14094 or St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 6379 Wolcottsville Road Akron, NY 14001.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home

38 State Street, Middleport, NY 14105

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

Hartland Central Cemetery

8541 Ridge Road, Gasport, NY 14067

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