Obituaries

Robert D. Ridley, 82, of Bergen, died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Robert retired from Kodak in 1991 after 29 years and then began to farm. He was a founding member and volunteer for the LeRoy Volunteer Ambulance and also a founding member for the Coast Guard Flotilla of Conesus Lake. Robert was also the tin smith for the Genesee Country Village and Museum. Calling hours are Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Robert will be laid to rest in Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Genesee Country Village and Museum, Mumford. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Roger L. Baranyi of Alden, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Erie County Medical Center. Roger was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union #17 and was a former Lancaster Speedway race car driver. Services to be held with immediate family only. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

Frank J. Wratny, Jr., 91, of Batavia, died Friday, January 17, 2020, at his home under the loving care of his family. Frank served with the Army during both World War II and Korea and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell in Agricultural Finance. He went on to have a long career with Marine-Midland Bank, retiring as the branch manager of the bank’s Gowanda location. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Frank’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday January 23, 2020 at the Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Gowanda Free Library, Gowanda. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Frances P. Cirillo, 95, of Batavia, died Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the NYS Veteran’s Home in Batavia. Frances worked for over 37 years at Alexander Central School, retiring as business manager. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday January 21, at the Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances’s memory may be made to New York State Veteran’s Home, Activities Fund, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Marie R. Shoemaker, 83, of West Barre, died Saturday January 11, 2020 at her home. Marie worked for 30 years as a corporate secretary in Buffalo until 1979 when she married the love of her life and moved to West Barre. The Shoemaker family will be present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday January 17, 2020 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia where a Celebration of Marie’s Life will begin at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to any PAWS location or please consider planting a tree in her memory as Marie always tried to grow love throughout her life. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia.

Susan E. Montreal, 62, of Pavilion, died Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Batavia. Sue worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for many years. Sue’s family will be present from 2 p.m. to 6p.m. at the Hope Center of LeRoy , on Saturday January 18, 2020 where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 3 p.m. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Hope Center of LeRoy. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia.

Michael F. Wright, 76, Holley, died on December 5, 2019. Michael was a well-respected and notable therapist who impacted many people throughout Western New York during his tenure. At his request funeral services held privately, memorials a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia.

Donelda K. Drosky, 79, of Bergen, died Friday January 10, 2020 at her home in Bergen. Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donelda’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Williamsville, or online at www2.heart.org. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Donald H. “George” Anawald, 86, of Corfu, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Don served in the United States Air Force and was the Quarter Master of the Joseph M. Collins V.F.W. in Alexander from 1957-1969 and a Life Member. Don worked for Eaton, Yale & Towne and then O&K Trojan in Batavia for 31 years. He was the only retiree of Majic Corrugated in Batavia. Family and friends may call Friday, January 10 from 2 to 4:30 p.m and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu . Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11 at 1 p.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Corfu Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir, or the Beachhead V.F.W., Alexander. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu

Dolores “Dee” Elizabeth Ognibene, 84, of Batavia, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing in Batavia. She traveled all over New York State, along with Canada, Texas and the Eastern United States for over 30 years winning numerous Quarter Horse awards that include World Championship in Oklahoma and All America Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio. Friends may call from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday at St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow visitation at 12 p.m. with Rev. Paul Bonacci officiating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Lucy Taylor Snell, 81, of Corfu, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 surrounded by her family. Lucy was a 4-H economics agent with Genesee County, where she met her loving husband Roger Snell. Roger and Lucy dedicated their lives to their Airville Farm until his death in 1990. Lucy was a 50-year member of the East Pembroke Grange and a member of the MADD support group. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4th at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

David F. Genagon, 64, of Elba died after a brief stay at Unity Hospital on Sunday, December 29, 2019. David was the fourth generation to work the Genagon family farm before joining Kodak for 35 years. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, January 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., LeRoy. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 4th at 10 a.m. at Living Waters Church, LeRoy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., LeRoy.

Alice J. Taddei, 89, of Oakfield, died Friday December 27, 2019 at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. Mrs. Taddei was a longtime member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield and worked at the former Sylvania plant before its move. There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the Taddei family. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. padre Pio Parish. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

John D. Falker, 83, of Basom, died Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Buffalo General Hopital. John worked for Chapin International in Batavia, for 26 years before retiring in 1996. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday December 30, 2019 at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, (Hamlet of Indian Falls). Mr. Falker’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Karen Grinnell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Friends may attend a snack reception at Ken’s Charcoal Pit following the service. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home of Batavia.

Henry P. Valerych, 93, of Oakfield, died December 25, 2019. During WWII, at age 17, Hank quit school and joined the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Mosopelea ATF 158, which was commissioned on his 18th birthday. He soon after enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Korea and Germany, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant before retiring in 1966. He then worked at and ultimately retired from Graham Manufacturing in Batavia, where he was an active member of the Graham Retiree’s Group, serving as Treasurer of many years. As one of the Genesee County NYSARC founders, Hank and his wife helped create and grow the agency from its inception. He chaired the Membership Drive, the Genesee ARC Bowl-A-Thon and the ARC Tournament raffle, helping raise more than $500,000 in his lifetime to support and expand programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. His many honors included being Geneseean of the Year in 1993 (along with his wife, Ann – the first couple so honored), and most recently receiving the 2019 Spirit of Arc Award.
Friends are invited to call on Friday January 3, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. Batavia. A 12 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 4th at Resurrection Parish, Batavia. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials are suggested to the Arc of Genesee Orleans, program to be determined, Batavia. As Membership Chair, Hank would be delighted if you chose to join or renew your membership. Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., Batavia.

Geraldine Cassiano, 87, of Oakfield, died peacefully Thursday morning December 12, 2019 at her home. She was born in Aquila, Italy on November 19, 1932, to the late Tullio and Linda Centi. Mrs. Cassiano came to America around the age of 8 and settled in Manhattan, working for dress designer, Oleg Cassini in NYC. Please join Geraldine’s family 10 a.m. Thursday December 19, 2019 at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site) to Celebration her Mass of Christian Burial. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery alongside her husband and memorials in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Ercel A.Putney, 95, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. An active 4-H leader for 25 years of the Alexander Buttons & Batter 4-H Club, she was also a member of Home Bureau, Hobby Club, and the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Family and friends are invited to join Ercel’s family for tears, hugs, and fond memories at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia, on Wednesday, December 18th from 4 to 8 pm, and on December 19th from 9:30 to 11 am at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, with the funeral service immediately following. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Alexander. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department Rescue Squad Ambulance Fund or the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, .Batavia.

Jon B. Martino, 55, of Oakfield, died peacefully Wednesday December 11, 2019 at Crossroads House. Jon worked for the University of Rochester and was a member of Resurrection Parish. Jon’s family will be present from 5-8p.m. on Friday December 13, 2019 at the the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, please assemble 11 a.m. at Resurrection Parish St. Mary’s Site on Saturday December 14 to Celebrate Jon’s Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Heidi L. Hopkins, 46, of Perry, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Heidi enjoyed painting, completing jigsaw puzzles, and cooking. Most of all, she loved caring for her family. Friends may call from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday December 16, 2019 at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where Heidi’s Funeral Service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Bill Hockey will officiating. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Heidi’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Luella Josey, 82, of Batavia, died Sunday, December 8, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing, in Batavia. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Luella’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Felicia L. (DeFazio) Boies, 89, died Sunday morning December 8, 2019 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Felicia worked as a secretary for many years at Montgomery Ward, Dairylea and Tyler Truck Lines and retired in 1991. After her retirement she enjoyed working part time in the cafeteria for the Batavia School District. At her request there will be no calling hours. A Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday Dec. 14th at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph Worship Site, Batavia. Interment will be private in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia, NY.

Mary Ann Reigle, 72, of Davenport, Florida, and a longtime resident of Batavia, died at her home on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She recently retired from Walt Disney World where she spent the past 15 years in Cinderella’s Castle. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Ann’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, Amherst. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Constantino, 81, of Batavia, died Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to the family. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Janice Mae Smith, 81 of Batavia, died Thursday December 5, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday December 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Robert J. Brice, 62, lifelong Batavia resident, died Wednesday December 4, 2019 following a long illness at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. Robert enjoyed all genres of music and had a great love of family. Services for Robert will be held privately for the family and he will be laid to rest in Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials in his memory are suggested to his family. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Duane A. Blakeman, 62, of Batavia, died Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. Duane was a Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed NASCAR and watching WWE Wrestling. Funeral service will be held privately by Duane’s family and memorials in his memory are suggested to the family. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Russell A. Severance ,68, of Batavia, died December 3, 2019 at Crossroads House. Russ served his country honorably with the US Navy and was retired from Harrison-Radiator in Lockport. His time and love was for family, especially his grandchildren. The Severance family will be present from 3-8p.m. on Monday December 9 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia where a Remembrance Service will begin at 7:30p.m. Russ will be laid to rest in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Amherst with his parents and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Robert K. Aradine, 84, of Bergen, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia. Bob was a lifetime farmer and truck driver, a 45 year member and past Master of the Hesperus Lodge Free and Accepted Masons in Bergen, and a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen. Flowers are gratefully declined, however those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Robert’s name can do so to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Reyburn W. Campbell, Sr., 88, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he taught 4th grade at Elba Central School from 1964 to 1969. In 1969, Rey became the elementary principal at Elba Central School, having retired in 1986. A veteran, Rey served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from January 3, 1952 to November 27, 1953 aboard the USS Quincy. Calling hours are Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Batavia, were services will be held at 2:30 p.m. also on Saturday. Private burial with military honors will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. Memorial contributions in Reyburn’s memory may be made to the Elba Central School District, in memo line please write in memory of Reyburn W. Campbell, Sr., Elba, or to All Babies Cherished, Batavia. Arrangements by: The H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home Inc. Batavia.

Keith C. O’Brien, 76, of Batavia, died Friday November 29, 2019 at The Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing Batavia. Keith was a former employee of the Sears & Roebuck Co. and Independent Health and had a passion for cars. Services for Keith will be held privately for the family and he will be laid to rest with his parents in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. Memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Robert J. “Bob” Barnard, 61, of Batavia, died Monday, November 25, 2019, at his home while under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and his loving family. A veteran, Bob served with the United States Army from 1976 to 1979. Bob was a detention officer for the Buffalo Federal Detention Agency in Batavia and a member of Resurrection Parish. Calling hours are Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Bob’s Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, Batavia. Entombment with military honors will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to to the Barnard family. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Robert A. “Bob” Abel, 65, of Byron, died Thursday evening November 21, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. Bob’s family will be present from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday November 25, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 6 p.m. Memorials in his memory are suggested to the family. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Charles P. Pettinella, 91, of Rochester, formerly of Batavia, died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at St. John’s Nursing Home in Rochester. Mr. Pettinella served his country honorably during World War II with the Army and worked for many years at GTE Sylvania as a Television Repairman. There will be no visitation. A private mass of christian burial will be celebrated at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Daniel J. Alexander, 68, of Bergen, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Dan was a bus driver with Churchville-Chili Central School for over 30 years, and was the owner of Alexander’s IGA in N. Chili. He was a butcher his entire life and a pro golfer at Batavia Country Club. Mr. Alexander was a past member of both the Bergen and Churchville Volunteer Fire Departments. Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, where Dan’s Memorial Service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Daniel’s memory may be made to the Brain Trauma Foundation, Palo Alto, CA or online at https://www.braintrauma.org/donate. Dan will be buried along side Lorraine and Daniel in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

John E. Pfalzer, 78, of Darien Center, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday November 16, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Pfalzer was employed by General Motors in Buffalo as a standard tool inspector prior to his retirement. Family and friends are invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday November 20th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, where a funeral service will be Thursday, 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by: the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Deborah K. Dibble, 50, of Columbus, Mississippi, formerly of Batavia, died Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Debbi was a paralegal and for a time worked as a real estate agent. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where Deborah’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday Nov. 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Deborah’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jesslyn Lauren Elliott, 56, of Pavilion, died Wednesday morning November 13, 2019. Jessie was a vital participant amongst the Pavilion youth baseball program for over 2 decades and was an active member of the PTO for Pavilion Elementary School. Family and friends are cordially invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Monday November 18th, 6pm at East Bethany Presbyterian Church, East Bethany. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family and mailed to, P.O. Box 185 Alexander, NY 14005. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Hilda Dylag, 84 of Corfu, NY, died Tuesday November 12, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was employed by Pixley’s Market prior to her retirement and was a longtime member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday November 18th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Akron. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday November 19th, 10 a.m. at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, Corfu. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be offered in her name to the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer Association, Amherst, or at www.alz.org. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Akron.

Dora (Nanni) Genesky, 92, of Oakfield died Tuesday November 12, 2019 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief stay. Dora was a March of Dimes volunteer and took pride in her civic work on the local elections board. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish Catholic Church, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dora’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, Memphis, TN or online at www.stjude.org or the Oakfield Fire Department, Oakfield. Arrangements by: the Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Anna Mae Miller, 72, of East Bethany, died Thursday morning November 7, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital. Mrs. Miller was an LPN at the former St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia. There is no prior visitation and a memorial service will be announced at a future date, memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Frank Bakos, 70, of Maryville, TN, formerly of East Pembroke, NY, died Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. Frank was a former BOCES Machine Shop Instructor, former employee at Eastman Kodak Co. and for the last 20 years, as the owner of Frank Bakos Associates, exclusively consulted for Tec-Ease, Inc. Receiving of friends will take place between 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Monday, with the Rev. Matthew Gold officiating. Frank will be laid to rest following services in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frank’s name may be made to Alden Community Church Youth Ministry, Alden https://www.aldencommunitychurch.com, or to Vineyard Church, Maryville, TN https://vineyardchurch.us. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Ronald Michael Koch, 73, of Stafford, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Ronald worked as a computer systems analyst for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for 25 years and for 15 years with Specialized Printed Forms in Caledonia. Along with his wife, Ruth, they owned and operated R and R Computer Systems. Ron was a veteran serving with the United States Army. Calling hours are Friday, November 8, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where military honors will be rendered at 5 p.m. Family and friends are then invited to the Morganville United Church of Christ in the reception hall, Stafford at 5:30 p.m. for a reception and a time of fellowship. Memorial contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Koch family. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Cynthia “Cindi” Baldwin Lear, 56, of Batavia, died Monday, October 28, 2019, peacefully in her sleep. Cindi was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas. She later worked as a paralegal for various law firms in New York and Texas. She was also a licensed Mediator and Arbitrator. There will be no prior visitation. All are welcome to attend Cindi’s Memorial Service on Saturday, (November 9, 2019) at 12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Batavia. The Rev. Raymond Walker will officiate. Burial with military honors will be private in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield. Memorial contributions may be made in Cindi’s name to the American Cancer Society, Amherst. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfiled.

Marie A. Shea, 79, of East Bethany, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing At Batavia. She worked as an assembler at GTE Sylvania and then a machine operator for Chapin International in Batavia. She was a member of West Bethany Baptist Church, and was the former Court Clerk for the Bethany Town Court. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marie’s memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Steele Caleb Truax, 23, of Bergen, died Monday, October 28, 2019 at home. A 2015 graduate of Byron-Bergen High School, he was a star athlete while in school excelling at football, baseball and basketball. He played football for Elba/Byron-Bergen and during his senior year, he was named Section V Class C defensive player of the year and was honored by the New York Sportswriters Association All-State Award as Second Team, Class C linebacker. He was the starting shortstop on the Byron-Bergen Varsity baseball team since 8th grade. There will be no visitation. His celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 1st at 4 p.m. at the Byron Fire Hall, Byron. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steele’s memory may be made to the family to distribute to various charities. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Austin M. Heineman, 25, of Corfu, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday October 28, 2019 at Hospice Buffalo following his long battle with cancer. Austin was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, dirt biking and hanging with his friends. The Heineman family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday October 31, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday November 1 at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu where Austin will be laid to rest and memorials in his memory are suggested to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Elm & Carlton Sts. Buffalo. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Ignatius Edward DiSalvo, 76, of Batavia, died Saturday October 26, 2019 at Unity Hospital in Rochester after being stricken at home. The DiSalvo family will be present from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday November 1, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN or donors@stjude.org. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Bernice Evelyn Swift, 86, of Batavia, died Saturday October 26, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. Please join Bernice’s family to Celebrate her Life, 1 p.m. Saturday November 2, 2019 at the Batavia Assembly of God, Batavia and in lieu of flowers memorials in her memory are suggested to the Thoreau Church of God Thoreau, NM or Batavia Assembly of God Missions. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

David G. Chupp, 73, of Byron died on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at The Villages of Orleans, with his loving family by his side. David worked at Eastman Kodak Co. for 34 years, was a US Army Veteran and a Life Member of the Sackett Merrill White American Legion Post. He was also a Life Member of the Byron Fire Department, having served for 48 years. Friends may attend a “Celebration of Life” in his honor from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Byron Fire Hall, Byron. Memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities. Private burial will be in Byron Cemetery, Byron. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Mrs. Alice O. Stokes, 99, of South Byron, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at her home 9 days before her 100th birthday. She was known as Allie to the many children she babysat for over the years. Friends may call on Friday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, where services will immediately follow visitation. She will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba. Please consider memorials in her name to the Children’s Room of the Richmond Memorial Library, Batavia or to Volunteer’s for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Catherine “Katie” Feldman, 81, of Batavia, died suddenly Friday morning October 18, 2019 at her home. Catherine affectionately known to all as “Katie” (Granny) was a fixture in the city of Batavia from the former Hub Restaurant, Katie’s Place, Sport of Kings and Tim Horton’s. She spent her life serving others in the community along with raising her 5 children on her own. In keeping with Katie’s wishes funeral services will be held privately by her family and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN or donors@stjude.org. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Stephen H. Holley, 59, of Bergen, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was a Mail Handler for United States Postal Service in Rochester and was a horseman at Batavia Downs for a number of years. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday October 25, 2019 at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen. Stephen’s Memorial Service will immediately follow calling hours at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stephen’s memory may be made to the American Stroke Association, Syracuse. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Barbara J. Brady (Nurse Brady), 81, of Corfu, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Barb graduated in 1958 from Buffalo General Nursing School as a Registered Nurse. She retired from nursing in 2002 to travel with her husband Robert. Friends may call Wednesday, October 23rd from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pembroke Community Church, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 24th at 10 a.m. at the Pembroke Community Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barb’s name may be made to the church or to Homecare & Hospice, Batavia. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

James Ryan, 57, of Darien Center, died Saturday, October 19, 2019 after a short illness. Jimmy loved race cars and the Buffalo Bills. There are no calling hours or services. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Emery J. Casper, 103, of Batavia died Sunday evening October 13, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia. Emery was a resident at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation since 2018. In 1941 he enlisted in the Army and joined the 86th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion. Emery and his battalion received five battle stars for serving in five WWII European Campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge. He was a watchmaker at Brenner’s Jewelers in Batavia for 20 years. Later, Emery returned to school to study drafting and was employed as a draftsman with Lightning Mixing Company in Rochester for 15 years. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday morning from 11 to 12:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where prayers will be recited at 12:30. Emery’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Burial, with military honors will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Leon “Butch” Konieczny, 69 of Pavilion, died Sunday October 13, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Butch had worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for the Batavia Nursing Home. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday October 20th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s preference. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Barbara E. Lord, 73, of Batavia, died Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation. She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Sarah M. Fenello, 79, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday October 11, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Fenello was an active member of the former St. Anthony’s Church where she taught Religious Ed. She was involved in many community activities from the St. Joe’s Color Guard, Board of Elections, Batavia Garden Club, Holiday Tour of Homes and organizing her class reunions. Amongst all her activities Sarah worked for many years for Attorney’s Nick & Frank Zinni, Bob Harris Realty and Senior Center Manager in Oakfield, LeRoy and East Bethany. Prayers will be recited 12:15 p.m. Wednesday October 16, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, followed by a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart). She will be entombed in the Rev. T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Theodora J. “Teddie” Schramm, 79, of Byron, died Monday, October 14, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. Teddie and her husband Ron adopted 16 children and fostered over 170. Friends may call from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 18th at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation. She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lipson Cancer Center Institute, in care of Rochester Regional Health Foundation, Rochester. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jessie I. Brewster, 95, of Batavia, died Sunday morning October 13, 2019 at Premier Genesee Center in Batavia. She loved to meet people and was a Cub Scout den mother for many years. Family and friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., LeRoy, where a brief prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY, Rochester, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter, Amherst. Arrangements by: the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., LeRoy.

Robert E. Radley “Bob”, 88 of Batavia, died Sunday October 6, 2019 at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Bob graduated and was “The Mayor” of Batavia High School Class of 1949. He participated on the undefeated BHS basketball, football and baseball teams in 1947, which would eventually see him inducted into the Batavia Blue Devil Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He signed a professional baseball contract after high school, starting with the Batavia Clippers in 1950 and played for 8 years in multiple cities ending at the AAA level in Columbus, OH for the Cleveland Indians. After baseball Bob had a long career as a carpenter, builder and construction manager through the Rochester Carpenters Union. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday October 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday October 16th, 10 a.m. at Ascension Parish, Batavia. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Mary Jane Strzelecki, 88, of Batavia, died Friday October 4, 2019 at Crossroads House. Mary Jane was formerly employed by Lane Drugs in Batavia prior to her retirement. She gave to her community, volunteering at Crossroads House, the Batavia Visitors Booth, Red Cross and a 1st grade class at Oakfield Alabama School. Family and friends are invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday October 9th from 1 to 3 p.m. at Resurrection Parish, Batavia, where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be offered in her name to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Gary P. “Doc” Ridley, 83, of Batavia, died Tuesday evening October 1, 2019 at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing in Batavia. Mr. Ridley worked for over 40 years at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy, and a member of the Pavilion Volunteer Fire Department. Gary’s family will be present from 2 to 5p.m. on Monday October 7, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia where a Celebration of Life Service will take immediately follow at 5p.m. He will be laid to rest in East Bethany Rural Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia, NY or Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Donald F. Starkweather, 87, of Batavia, died Monday September 30, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. Don owned and operated Starkweathers Egg Farm for many years and in his retirement delivered auto parts for NAPA. The Starkweather family will be present from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday October 6, 2019 at the DIBBLE FAMILY CENTER Batavia, and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to the East Shelby Community Bible Church, Medina. Arrangements by: The Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

James F. Marcianiak, 72, of Corfu, died Monday September 30, 2019 at his home. Mr. Marciniak served his country honorably during the Vietnam War with the US Marines, he was an aviation mechanic and a sharpshooter. He was employed at the former Buffalo China and Tonawanda Coke prior to retirement, and was an avid bowler rolling numerous 300 games. The family will be present from 4 to 6p.m. on Sunday October 6, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, please join the family to celebrate Jim’s Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday October 7 at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart), he will be laid to rest with his parents in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army, Batavia, or to Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: The Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Wilford “Bill” L. Oakes, 83, of Batavia, died Monday September 30, 2019, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. Bill was a member of the former Oakfield 1st Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, and Trustee. He served his country honorably with the United States Air Force and was the Village of Oakfield Superintendent for many years. Bill was also a truck driver with the former Paille Express of Oakfield. There will be no visitation. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Sampson Veterans Cemetery, in Romulus. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wilford’s memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, Batavia or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, Memphis, TN. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Walter S. Zon, 94, of Corfu, died Monday, September 30, 2019 at Premier Genesee Center, Batavia. He was a long time member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu and served in the Army Corp. of Engineers during World War II. Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, October 3rd at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Corfu. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Carl Meleca, 91, of Batavia, died Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the New York State Veteran’s Home. A longtime barber in Batavia, Mr. Meleca was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and proudly served his country with the United States Army. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia with Fr. Ivan Trujilio officiating. Entombment, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carl’s memory may be made to the activities fund at the New York State Veteran’s Home, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Henry R. Klein, 94, of LeRoy, longtime resident of Batavia, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. He retired from the City of Batavia Fire Department after 30 years of service. For over 20 years, he ran a fire extinguisher sales and service business throughout the community. He proudly served his country with the United States Navy during World War II and stormed Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion in France. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation. Fr. Ivan Trujilio will be officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Henry’s memory may be made to the activities fund at the New York State Veteran’s Nursing Home, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Karen M. Jacek, 61 of Middlebury, died Tuesday September 17, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was employed as a press operator for Tompkins Metal Finishing in Batavia. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday September 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia, where a memorial service will commence at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are graciously asked to be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Wyoming County Hospice or Wyoming County SPCA. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Dorothy P. Hollis, 98, of Batavia, died Monday, September 16, 2019, at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion. She was a Charter Member of the Living Water’s Church in LeRoy. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services for Mrs. Hollis will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jack Hempfling officiating. Memorials are suggested to Living Waters Church, LeRoy or to Hospice of Orleans County, Inc. Albion. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Donald W. Sparks, 88, of Clarendon, died Monday, September 16, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. A veteran, Donald served with the United States Navy. He was a heavy equipment operator for Cold Springs Construction. Calling hours are Sunday, September 22 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY., where services will be held at 3 p.m. also on Sunday. Memorial contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to the Clarendon Fire Department, Holley. Arrangements by: the the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Joan J. Vandenberg, 89, of Corfu, died Sunday, September 15, 2019. Joan served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1955. Friends may call Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 3 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, with full military honors. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Dennis “Denny” W. Meyers, 74, of Batavia died Tuesday evening Sept. 9, 2019 after a 20-month battle with brain cancer. Dennis was surrounded and comforted by his family and the caregivers at Crossroads House at the time of his passing. Dennis was drafted into the Army in the late 1960s, where he served for two years as a military police officer. Family and friends may call on Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2019) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Batavia Assembly of God Church, Batavia, where Denny’s funeral service will immediately follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Crossroads House, Batavia, or online at www.crossroadshouse.com/donate. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home.

Robert W. Rindell, 72, of Corfu, died Friday, September 6, 2019, at home. He was a US Army veteran and longtime employee of Empire Telephone. Services will be private at his request. Arrangments by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

George Cupicha, 87, of Bethany, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019, at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. George served his country during the Korean War. He was a Corrections Officer for NYS Dept of Corrections at Attica Prison for over 27 years prior to his retirement, but he was a lifelong and dedicated farmer first. Mr. Cupicha’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10 at the Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia with Fr. Ivan Trujilio officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, East Bethany. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Richard C. Kabel, 81, of Batavia, died Friday, September 6, 2019, at his home. Mr. Kabel was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. Dick’s funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Batavia. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Helen Freitag, 88, of LeRoy, died peacefully at home on August 16, 2019. Helen was a retired earth science teacher from Oakfield-Alabama Central School District. Her memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 7th at Bergen United Methodist Church, Bergen. Donations may be directed to Bergen United Methodist Church, Bergen or Crossroads House, Batavia. The family wishes to thank our team of loving caregivers and Genesee Home Care and Hospice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Tim B. Stoneham, 53, of East Pembroke, died on Tuesday, August 27th at Premiere Genesee Nursing with his family by his side. Tim was self-employed with his father Chuck with their father son business, Chuck and Sons Carpet Service for more than 30 years. He was also a life time member, serving more than 25 years with the East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department. Friends may call Friday, August 30th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the mortuary. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Helen I. Scroger, 86, of Batavia, died Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Buffalo General Medical Center. Helen was a member of the Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church and a custodian for the Oakfield Alabama Central School District. There will be no prior calling hours. Helen’s funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church, Oakfield. She will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to the Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church, Oakfield as well as Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

John Jablonski “Jabo”, 87, of Batavia, died Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the New York State Veterans Home. John was a Korean War Combat Veteran, having served his country from 1952 to 1954 and received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the National Defense Service Medal. He was employed by Eastman Kodak as a machinist and after 25 years, retiring in 1991. John was a member of the chain gang for the Batavia Blue Devils for more than 40 years, and enjoyed coaching youth football. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (August 30th) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday (August 31st), 10:30 a.m. at Ascension Parish, Batavia. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Jamestown. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Janice L. Snyder, 91, of Canandaigua, formerly of Byron, died Sunday, August 25, 2019, at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Private burial will be in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Janice’s name to M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, Canandaigua. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Donald E. Coleman, 69, of Bergen, died Friday, August 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. 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 Resuce Squad and also served on the Genesee County Republican Committee. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen. Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 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, Bergen as well as Reconciling Ministries Network, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Josephine R. Palone, 88, of Oakfield, died Thursday, August 22, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. Josephine was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish and was a telephone operator at GTE Sylvania in Batavia. There will be no prior calling hours. Josephine’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 26th, at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish – St. Cecilia’s Site with Fr. Thaddeus N. Bocianowski officiating. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery, Oakfield. Memorial contributions in Josephine’s memory may be made to United Memorial Medical Center, Attention: Hospice Unit, Batavia, as well as the family for distribution to various charities. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Mary Ryan, 86, of LeRoy, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility in LeRoy. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the NYS School for the Blind in Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jeanette M. Fryer, 78, of Batavia, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Crossroads House. She was a member of Ascension Parish. There will be no prior visitation and a Celebration of Life will be announced later. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

James F. Meyer, 64, of Batavia, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was a member and Road Captain of the 1776 Volunteer Riders and Sergeant Major with the 22nd Virginia South Battalion of the Civil War Reenactors. A Celebration of Life service will follow at a later date.  Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Doris C. Ransom, 101, of Batavia, formerly of Oakfield, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Premier Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Doris was a clerk for the former WT Grant Co., and operated a sewing business from her home for many years. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery in Stafford. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Gary M. Scarborough, 72, of Batavia, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at home. He was an auto mechanic. Calling hours are on Saturday, August 17, from 9:30am to 11:30am at the funeral home. Graveside services will follow at noon, Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance. Arrangements by Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Eleanor D. Mason, 96, of LeRoy, formerly of Elba died Monday August 12, 2019 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Eleanor was a teacher for Pembroke/Corfu Schools, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the retired Teachers Association. The Mason family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 15. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Ruth Virginia Hillabush Benz Crowley, 81, of San Benito, TX and formerly of the Batavia area died Wednesday August 8, 2019 at her home in San Benito. She worked at GTE Sylvania, Byron-Bergen Central School, and finally at Elba Central School where she was a secretary. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home with Rev. James R. Renfrew officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; Fun N Sun Angels, c/o Carolyn Crist, San Benito, Texas; Fun N Sun Faithful Singers, c/o Terry Turpinseed, San Benito, Texas or Byron Presbyterian Church, Byron. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Betty M. Ingram, 89, of Corfu, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, under Hospice Care after a brief illness. Betty retired from Dolls family restaurant where she was the manager and head cook for many years. Friends may call Friday, August 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. at C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. Corfu. Funeral service will be on Saturday, August 10th at 11 a.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu. Her final resting place will be at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by: the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Peter A. Vandetta, 78, of Oakfield, served his country honorably in the US Army for over 20 years. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life Service 1:30p.m. on Sunday August 11, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, followed by Military Honors. Memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice and he was laid to rest in Bath national Cemetery. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Quito V. Cassiano, 91, of Oakfield, died Saturday August 3, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Quito served honorably during the Korean Conflict with the US Army. Please join the Cassiano family 10a.m. on Wednesday August 7th at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site) to Celebration Quito’s Mass of Christian, burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Marjorie (Hyde) Reiss, 90, of Alexander, died Thursday June 18, 2019 at Crossroads House. The Reiss family will be present from 1:30 – 3:30p.m. on Saturday August 10, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, where Celebration of Life service will follow. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House, Batavia, and she will be laid to rest with her husband in West Bethany Cemetery. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Barbara A. Landry (Baker), 68, died August 2, 2019. Donations in her memory can be made to the American cancer society or Genesee Cancer Assistance. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Antoinette Rose, age 99, of Batavia, died Thursday, August 1, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Rose was a graduate from the Rochester Business Institute. Following her graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. and briefly worked for the federal government and was present for the 3rd Presidential Inauguration for Franklin D. Roosevelt. She worked for many years as the secretary to the chief dietician for the Batavia VA Medical Center in Batavia. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6th at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. at Ascension Parish, Batavia. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Ascension Parish, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Sandra J. McAndrew, 54, of Byron, died Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where Sandra’s Memorial Service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sandra’s name to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, Boone, IA or online at www.alsa.org. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

 



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