Valerie Elster

Obituary of Valerie J. Elster

Valerie J. Elster, age 62, of Medina entered into rest at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Born March 8, 1959 in Medina, she was a daughter of the late William G. Elster, Sr. and Shirley M. (Bellamy) Elster. Valerie worked for Jamestown Containers for many years. She was also the owner of Leonard Wood N-Crafts in Medina. She enjoyed baking, especially cookies which she loved to give to others. Valerie enjoyed her time coaching little league in Lyndonville for three years. She loved music and also doing arts and crafts. Valerie always supported the underdog.

Survivors include her beloved daughter, Dina (Justin) Narburgh of Medina; her two grandchildren, Madison and Austin Narburgh of Albion; two sisters, Suzy (Tim) Cutshall of KS and Kim (Eric) Brown of Medina; brother in-laws, Max Medrano of Albion and Donald Much of Medina; an aunt, Laurel Himler of Rochester; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Robert Coon and Iris Parlier.

In addition to her parents, Valerie was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine Medrano in 2019; brother, William G. Elster, Jr. in 2020; and four nieces and nephews, Elizabeth and William Shingleton, Amanda Bloom and Donald Banks, Jr.

Valerie’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to her loving caregivers, Dorothy, Terry, Robin, Becky and also those from Hospice.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28th from 4:00-7:00pm at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 29th at 10:00am at the funeral home with Rev. Daniel Thurber officiating. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or to Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. 

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Cooper Funeral Home
215 W. Center St.
Medina, New York, United States

Memorial Service

10:00 am
Friday, October 29, 2021
Cooper Funeral Home
215 W. Center St.
Medina, New York, United States


Hartland Central Cemetery
8154 Ridge Road
Gasport, New York, United States
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