Obituaries

June E. Wass, 78, of Byron, died Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was a farmer at Wass Farms in Spencerport. Survivors include her four children, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. There are no prior calling hours and private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Lakeside Cemetery in Hamlin. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association in Amherst, or online at www.diabetes.org Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, of Batavia.

William S. Pratt, 75, of Chili/Batavia, died Sunday January 21, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. A native Batavian and graduate of Notre Dame serving in the Navy for four years. He worked for Gram Corporation in Batavia his entire career. He is survived by his grandson and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church followed by a reception at Rohrbach’s Brewpub. Interment will be held at 10am on Friday at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. Memorial donations may be sent in his name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencerport. Arrangements by: H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, Batavia.

David F. Brewer, 79, of Batavia, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at UMMC. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired employee of the Batavia VAMC and had also worked at Trojan Industries. He was a member of Resurrection Parish. Calling hours are on Sunday, January 21, from 2pm to 6pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Monday, at noon. Memorials are suggested to Sisters of Mercy or the NDHS Foundation, Batavia. Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Naida B. Walko, 103, of Churchville, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Aurora House, Spencerport. She was a home economics teacher at Guilderland Central School prior to retirement and a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church. Calling hours are on Friday, January 19, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Services will be held Saturday, 3pm, at the Church, 27 South Lake Street, Bergen. Memorials are suggested to the Church or Aurora House. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen.

Norman J. Seward, 80, of Byron, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He served 25 years with the NY Army National Guard and worked construction for National Fuel, Batavia. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a life member of the South Byron Volunteer Fire Company. Calling hours are Sunday, January 21, from 2pm to 6pm at the funeral home. Services will be held at the Church, 31 Washington Street, Monday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the Church, Byron Rescue Squad, or South Byron Volunteer Fire Company. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Batavia.

Sharon Hull, 77, of Batavia, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Batavia Health Care Center. There will be no visitation and services will be at the convenience of the family.Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Willie L. McGill, Jr, 68, of Elba, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at home. His was a longtime manager at Haveron’s Towne Manor, Batavia. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Elba. Calling hours are on Wednesday, January 17, from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home and from 9am to 10am at the Church, 31 South Main Street, Elba, on Wednesday prior to services at the Church at 10am. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Walter M. Brockway, 91, of Indian Falls, Pembroke, died Tuesday, January 6, 2018. An Army veteran, he owned and operated a saw sharpening business in his home for over forty years. He was a member of the Mogadore Chapel, North Pembroke. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the NYS Veterans home activity fund. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Edward A, Weis, 80, of Bethany, died Friday, January 5, 2018, at Crossroads House. He was a U.S. Marine serving during Korean War and worked as a truck driver for American Stone Mix, Batavia, prior to retirement. Calling hours are on Tuesday, January 9, from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia.

Christopher D. Lawrence, 57, of Lockport, died Friday, December 29, 2017. There are no calling hours. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu

Rosemary (Rosie) Ridd Liese, 83, of Brockport, died Thursday, December 28, 2017, at New ROC Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Rochester. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Globe Security at the Monroe County Airport. She was a manager for Home Properties. There will be no prior visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen.

Richard I. (Ric) Maurer, 82, of Corfu, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital. He retired from General Motors after working there 50 years. He was a member of Pembroke Community Church. Calling hours are on Monday, January 1, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at the Church, 692 Main Road, Corfu, Tuesday, 10am. Memorials are sugested to Pembroke Fire Department. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Constance D. Stack, 63, of Elba, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at UMMC. She was the account manager for Marchese Computer Products, Batavia. There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jeanne L. Zehler, 96, of Batavia, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at UMMC. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. She worked as a a telephone operator at the former NY Telephone Co. and also worked at Curtis Wright Aircraft Plant, Buffalo.  She was also a local artist and musician. Calling hours are on Friday, December 29, from 9:30am to 11:30am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at noon, at St. Joseph’s church site. Memorials are suggested to the family for distribution  to the Batavia Concert Band.  Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Tamiko Barie, 68, of Elba, died Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. She worked as the head cook supervisor at the Genesee County Nursing Home for over 20 years. Calling hours are on Friday, December 29, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10:30am, at West Middlebury Baptist Church, 4950 West Middlebury Road, East Bethany. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

James W. Maher, 93, of Bergen, died Saturday, December 23, 2017, at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility. He was a life member of St. Brigid Church, Bergen. He was a farmer in Riga. Calling hours are on Friday, December 29, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, 10:30am, at St. Brigid Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home,  51 South Lake Street, Bergen.

Arnold L. Tiede

Died: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at UMMC.  A WWII Army Veteran, he was the body shop manager for the former Vincent Pontiac in Batavia for over 25 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Batavia. Calling hours are on Friday, December 22, from 12:30pm to 2pm at the Bohm-Calarco Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where funeral services will follow at 2pm. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance.

Doris Green Beuler
– Batavia

Died Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at her home. Friends may call Saturday, Dec 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the H. E. Turner Funeral Home 403  East Main St., Batavia where services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to: Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14020.

Peter F. Gawlik
– Oakfield
Age: 64
Died: Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Unity Hospital, Rochester. He was a field technician with Farm Fresh First, Bergen. He also worked at Ben’s Kitchen Bath & Appliances, Batavia. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, December 16, 10am, at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia’s site, Oakfield. Memorials are suggested to the Church or to Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Betty M. Neth
– Batavia
Age: 91
Died: Friday, December 8, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. She was a retired assistant Librarian at the Batavia Public Schools and Richmond Memorial Libraries. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, December 11, 10am, at St. Joseph’s Church. . Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Diane (Kitty) J. Keicher
– Alexander
Age: 70
Died: Monday, December 4, 2017, at UMMC. She was a retired executive secretary at National Grid and a member of the First Baptist Church, Batavia. She also served as the Bergen Town Clerk until 1988. There will be no prior visitation and services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Roswell Park Memorial Institute.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Michael Victor Blackcloud
– Bergen
Age: 73
Died: Sunday, December 3, 2017, a home. He had been a line inspector at General Motors Corp, Rochester. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen

Richard J. Canale
– Batavia
Age: 75
Died: Friday, December 1, 2017, at Rochester General Hospital. A U S Army veteran, he worked as a senior consultant with Systems & Computer Technology, Rochester. He was a member of Resurrection Parish. Calling hours are on Friday, December 8, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, 11am, at St. Joseph’s Church. Memorials are suggested to the Church or to Fathers of Our Lady of Mercy.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Christopher R. Haitz
– Batavia
Age: 46
Died: Friday, December 1, 2017 at UMMC. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held Saturday, December 9, in the Community Room at the South Campus of Northgate Free Methodist Church, Bank Street, Batavia.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia

Vincent J. Meli
-Silver Lake, NY (formerly of Oakfield)
Age: 87
Died: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at home. He is both a Naval veteran and Army veteran. He and his wife owned and operated Edgewood Restaurant in Bergen. Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Joy Marie Yousey
-Basom
Age: 66
Died: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at home. She was a kindergarten teacher at Oakfield Alabama Central School and attended One Church, Akron. Calling hours are on Sunday, December 3, from 3pm to 7pm at the Church, 6 Scotland Road, Akron, where services will be held on Monday, 11:30am. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Anthony A. Ruffino
– Elba
Age: 74
Died: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at home. He was an educator at Notre Dame High School for many years. Calling hours will be on Thursday, November 30, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Friday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Tori Elizabeth Nigro
– Alexander
Age: 19
Died: Friday, November 24, 2017, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was a Batavia High School graduate attending GCC. She worked at Home Depot. Calling hours are on Thursday, November 30, from 6pm to 9pm at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, where a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, 10am.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Gordon Kilner
– Batavia
Age: 70
Died: Thursday, November 23, 2017 at home. He was employed at Eastman Kodak for 32 years. There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life service will be held privately by the family.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Lorraine I. (Lori) Sloat
– Loveland, CO
Age: 95
Died: Thursday, November 23, 2017. Her husband was a former owner of Sloat Tire Shop. Calling hours are on Thursday, November 30, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Services will be held Friday, 11am, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Halcyon Hospice & Palliative Care, Colorado.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia

Margaret M. Preston
– Avon
Age: 92
Died: Wednesday, November 22, 2017. She was an avid horsewoman who owned and raced harness horses for many years. She was also a retired Library Media Specialist from the Dundee Central School District. Calling hours are on Sunday, November 26, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, 10am, at St. Agnes Church, Avon. Memorials are suggested to the Church.
Arrangements by: Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, 350 Genesee Street, Avon

Loretta San Fratello
-Rochester 9 Formerly of Batavia)
Age: 94
Died: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at St. Ann’s Home, Irondequoit. Prior to retirement she was the longtime bookkeeper for Sportservice at Batavia Downs Racetrack. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church. Calling hours are on Tuesday, November 28, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, 9:30am, at St. Mary’s Church, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Angels, Rochester.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Marjorie A. Lyon
– LeRoy
Age: 96
Died: Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Facility. She was a former member of the Bowmansville United Methodist Church. Calling hours are on Saturday, November 25, from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home, where services will follow at 5pm. Memorials are suggested to the sunshine fund at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

James Chester Walker
– Leroy
Age: 45
Died: Saturday, November 18, 2017, at UMMC. A U S Army veteran, he received numerous awards for his culinary skills and was an assistant manger at SUNY Geneseo. Calling hours are on Tuesday, November 21, from 6pm to 8:30pm at the funeral home. Funeral services with full military honors will be in Laurinburg, NC. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Kenneth Draycott
– Batavia
Age: 92
Died: Friday, November 17, 2017, at UMMC. He served during WWII with the Royal Naval Commandos. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and a 50 year Master Mason. He was a sales representative at Chemi-Trol Chemical Company, Gibonsburg, Ohio. All services will be private. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Clarence J. (PeeWee) Downs
-Elba
Age: 77
Died: Thursday, November 16, 2017, at UMMC. He was a self taught mechanic. Calling hours are on Monday, November 20, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 8pm.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Colleen R. King
– Stafford
Age: 45
Died: Thursday, November 16, 2017. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 19, at noon, at the Sportsman Coon Club, Hopkins Road, Corfu.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Linda M. Mead Engelhardt Royse
– Batavia
Age: 76
Died: Thursday, November 16, 2017, at UMMC. She was an avid bingo player. Calling hours are on Tuesday, November 21, from 1pm to 3pm at the funeral home, where a memorial service will immediately follow.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

N. Elizabeth (Betty) Diehl
– Batavia
Age: 90
Died: Monday, November 13, 2017, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a longtime waitress at Mancuso’s Restaurant. There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Douglas W. Kelsey
– Oakfield
Age: 65
Died: Monday, November 13, 2017, at UMMC. He was a bus driver for Elba Central School and a 50 year member of the NYS Grange. Calling hours are on Friday, November 17, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, 10am, at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia’s site, Oakfield. Memorials are suggested to NYS Grange or Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Eric R. McWethy
-Batavia
Age: 21
Died: Monday, November 13, 2017, at home. He was formerly employed by R.A. Haitz Company. Calling hours are on Tuesday, November 21, 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Remembrance and Sky Lantern release will follow.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Betty Ann Ahl
– Batavia
Age: 80
Died: Friday, November 10, 2017, at home. She was a member of Resurrection Parish; and worked for 37 years in the Batavia City School District. Calling hours are on Monday, November 13, 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 9:30am, at St. Mary’s Church. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, Notre Dame High School Foundation; Genesee Cancer Assistance, or Homecare and Hospice.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Linda C. Dibble
– Batavia
Age: 71
Died: Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Crossroads House. She was an employee of P.W. Minor Shoe Factory. Calling hours are on Wednesday, November 8, from 10am to 1pm at the funeral home, where services will follow at 1pm. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Inc.

John F. Murray, Jr.
– Bergen
Age: 69
Died: Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Calling hours are on Friday, November 10, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Services will be on Saturday, at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Street. Memorials are suggested to Veterans Outreach Center, Rochester or to the Church.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen

Lance W. Dery
-Batavia
Age: 66
Died: Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was a Marine Corp Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked at Kaufmann Footwear. There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Mary (Dietze) Rowcliffe
– Elba
Age: 52
Died: Friday, November 3, 2017, at home. She cared for children at the NYS School for the Blind. Calling hours are from 3pm to 8pm Tuesday, November 7, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 9:30am, at St. Joseph’s Church. Memorials are suggested to The Office of Gift and Donor Records, Rochester and specify Wilmont Cancer Lung Research.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

 



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