Obituaries

John Jay Hodgins, Batavia, died, Friday, May 17, 2019. He was a talented artist and author. He served 8 years on the Batavia City Council and 8 years on the Genesee County Legislature. Calling hours are on Tuesday, May 21, from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at the Morganville United Church of Chirst, Stafford. Memorials are suggested to the Church or Genesee County Volunteers for Animals. Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home, Batavia.

Richard L. McGiveron, 82, of Batavia, died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at home. He was a retired foreman tool and die maker for Batavia Metal Products. Calling hours are on Tuesday, May 21, from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Life Ceremony will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Ruth E. Lewis, 94, of Batavia, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion. Ruth was a sales clerk for the former W.T. Grant Co. in Batavia and lived in Washington Towers for 23 years. Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bethany. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Margaret F Gallagher, 101, of Batavia, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. She was the legal secretary for Noonan, Hughes and Mahoney in Batavia. There will be no prior visitation. Members of St. Joseph’s Sodality will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church, to recite the rosary. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. with Fr. Ivan Trujilio celebrating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Resurrection Parish, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Barbara Barden Monacell, 80, of Rochester, died May 7, 2019. Barbara was a stay-at-home mom while her five children were growing up but resumed her nursing career after her children grew older. As a registered nurse, she worked and retired from Kirkhaven in Rochester, N.Y. A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on May 13 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Rochester. Calling hours are at 8:30 a.m., Mass is at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter in Rochester or online at www.alz.org. Arrangements by: The H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Richard (Rick) G. Ensman, Jr., 65, of Chili, died Thursday, May 9, 2019. He was the Director of Development at Genesee Community College, a member of of the Batavia Rotary, and an avid hiker and photographer. Calling hours are on Thursday, May 16, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 17th at 10am, in St. Monica’s Church, 831 Genesee Street, Rochester. Memorials are suggested to the Genesee Community College Foundation Fund for the Future; Rochester Area Community Foundation Western NY and Finger Lakes Land Bank Fund; or the Serenity House. Arrangements by: Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, Rochester.

Arthur D. Mase, 66, of East Bethany, died Monday, April 29, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was a Bridge Foreman for the Genesee County Highway Dept., prior to retirement. Calling hours are on Saturday, May 4, fro 11am to 3pm at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life will be held 5pm, at B W’s Restaurant, Pavilion. Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Duane I. Pender, 72, of Basom, died Friday April 26, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital. Duane worked for many years at Batavia Machine until retiring from Corfu Machine and Tool. He was an accomplished bowler who in his younger days achieved the “perfect game” of 300. The Pender family will be present from 2 to 6p.m. on Wednesday May 1st at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia where a Celebration of Duane’s Life will begin at 6p.m. He will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department or Shriners Hospitals for Children Burn Care Unit in Tampa, FL. Arrangements by: The Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Donald N. Mills, 94, of Oakfield, died Thursday April 25, 2019 at the home of his daughter under the care of his family and Hospice. He managed the Brundage and Mills Farms for many years and later managed the Oakfield Alabama School bus garage until retiring in 1999. At Donald’s request funeral services will be held privately by the family. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield. Memorials can be made to Homecare & Hospice, Inc. or the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by: The Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Wayne R. Ladd, 97, of Batavia, formally of Orangeville, NY died Sunday April 21, 2019 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. Wayne was proud to have served with the Army Air Corp during WWII in Africa until honorably discharged. He was also a Tool & Die Maker for GRS for many years. Funeral services will be announced at a future date and Mr. Ladd will be laid to rest in White Haven Memorial Park in Fairport, NY. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals. Arrangements by: The Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Elizabeth “Betty” Osborn, 90, of Batavia, died April 28th, 2019. A life-long Batavian, Betty was a 1945 graduate from Batavia High School, and a 1949 graduate of St. Jerome School of Nursing. She worked briefly at the Batavia Veterans Administration Hospital, and the majority of her nursing career was dedicated to the former Genesee Memorial Hospital. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 2nd, from 3pm to 7pm, at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home in Batavia. A funeral mass will be held at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s site), May 3rd, at 11am. Private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Flowers are respectfully declined. Memorials can be made to the New York State Veterans Home, Batavia. The Osborn family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of their mother’s caregivers, especially the New York State Veterans Home. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC Batavia.

Duane I. Pender, 72, of Basom, died Friday, April 26, 2019, at Buffalo General Hospital. For many years he worked at Batavia Machine and Tool and retired from Corfu Machine. Calling hours are on Wednesday, May 1, from 2pm to 6pm at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Life ceremony will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the Alabama Volunteer Fire Dept. or Shriners Hospitals for Children, burn care. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Donald N. Mills, 94, of Oakfield, died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the home of his daughter. He managed the Brundage and Mills Farms for many years and later managed the Oakfield Alabama School Bus Garage. Funeral services will be private. Memorials are suggested to Homecare and Hospice or the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Wayne R. Ladd, 97, of Batavia (formerly of Orangeville), died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at the NYS Veterans Home. A WWII Army Air Corp veteran, he worked as a tool and die maker for GRS. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Laura (Martin) Walrath, 92, of LeRoy, died on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy, NY. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family invites donations in Laura’s memory to the YWCA of Genesee County, Batavia, NY. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Betty D. Sobczak, 88, of Corfu, died with her family by her side on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Betty retired in 1995 from M&T Bank in Corfu after 38 years as a teller and secretary. Friends and Family are invited to call at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24th at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, East Pembroke, followed by internment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu. Memorials may be made to Buffalo General Hospice Care, Evergreen Hill Cemetery or the family. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

David S. Sallome, 58 of Batavia, died April 14th 2019 at Premier Genesee Rehab & Nursing Center on Palm Sunday, surrounded by his family, after a 5 year battle with Cancer. He worked as a mechanic for many years until joining his brother at Sallome Heating where he worked until his illness prevented him from doing so. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorials for David are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance C/O United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, or to a Charity of the donor’s choice.

Donald William Brinkman, 74, of Batavia, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at home surrounded by family while under HomeCare & Hospice. He served honorably with the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. He then returned to his previous employment at Lapp Insulator until he retired from there in 2009. Calling hours are Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Donald will be laid to rest with full military honors in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials in Donald’s memory may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia or to HomeCare & Hospice, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Karen M. Wilt, 53, of Akron, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. Karen loved family get togethers, watching her cats and listening to music. Family and friends may call Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Larry D. “Bear” Richenberg, 59, of Elba, died unexpectedly Saturday April 6, 2019 at his home. Larry has worked almost forty years at the local Sakrete Plant in Batavia, he was a mainstay in the Elba community and devoted nearly forty years to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Assistant Chief for 11 years. For those who had the pleasure of knowing “Larry,” “Danny,” “Bear” or “Yogi” you undoubtedly have a story to tell so please join the Richenberg family from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday April 14, 2019 at the Elba Rec. Hall in Elba to Celebrate his Life. Memorials can be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter or the family. For more information please call Michael Tomaszewski at (585)343-7500. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Timothy M. Chugg, 52, of Bethany, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at his home. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Tim’s name to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: he Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Luis Enrique Bazan, 36, of Batavia, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at his home. A graduate of Batavia High School, he was a gifted carpenter who loved fishing, painting and writing poetry. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. Contributions in Luis’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Kenneth W. Chase, 97, of Arizona (formerly of Oakfield,)died Monday, April 1, 2019, in Surprise, AZ. For 25 years he was the organist for the First Methodist Church, Batavia. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco.

Joseph Versaggi Jr., 92, of Batavia, died Thursday March 28, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. Mr. Versaggi was a veteran of the United States Navy Seabees during WWII and worked for many years at the US Gypsum Plant in Oakfield. Please join the family to Celebrate Joe’s Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. Friday April 5 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Site), he will be laid to rest alongside his wife in St. Joseph’s cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Shane R. Carver, 65, of Batavia, died Friday March 29, 2019 following a lengthy illness at his home in Seven Springs Country Club where he was dedicated member for 40 years. Shane was a heavy equipment mechanic for 35 years for the Genesee County Highway Department. Shane’s family will be present from 11 to 1 p.m. on Saturday April 6th at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia where his Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery and memorials in his memory suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN, HomeCare and Hospice, Batavia or the Stafford Rescue Squad. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Frederick J. Hensel, Jr., “Rick”, 65, of Corfu, died Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his home, with his family by his side. Rick was a proud and active member of the Patriot Guard Riders and ABATE of New York. Family and friends may call Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11 a.m at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu. Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu, Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia, or Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

John R. Sherman, Sr., 41, of Batavia, died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. John was a graduate from Avon High School, the Wellsville Campus of Alfred State College and Empire State College and was currently working at Pizza Hut in Batavia. He was also a member of the YMCA and volunteered his time at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday at City Church, Batavia where John’s funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Marty Macdonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Anthony Umbardo Strollo “Tony”, 84,  of LeRoy, died Friday March 29, 2019 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. Anthony was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a lifelong resident of the LeRoy and Batavia communities. At one time he was a manager for Dominic Mancuso’s Restaurant in Attica. Friends and family are invited to share memories on Wednesday April 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., followed by full Military Honors. Family and friends are then invited to a Celebration of Life at the Botts-Fiorito American Legion Post #576, LeRoy. Memorial contributions in his memory may be offered to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, NJ. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Patricia A. Willig, 92, of Batavia, died Monday, March 25, 2019 at Premier Genesee Center, Batavia. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11 a.m at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Memorials may be made to All Babies Cherished, Batavia, or to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Loreen May Tyminski, 85, of Stafford, died Monday March 25, 2019 at her home under the care of Hospice and her loving family. Loreen worked for Niagara Mohawk and the Batavia VA Hospital along with assisting on the family farm. The Tyminski family will be present from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday March 28, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomazzewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia. Please join the family to celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. Friday March 29 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Site), she will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her memory to a charity of choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomazzewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Richard M. “Morrie” Cain, 93, of Oakfield, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. Gone fishing. A veteran with the United States Navy from 1944-1946, he served aboard the USS Cabildo as a gunner’s mate during World War II. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Richard lived in Oakfield and worked as mine worker at the United States Gypsum also in Oakfield. Calling hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, where services will be held at 3:00 p.m. also on Friday. Richard will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Medina. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the Oakfield Fire Department. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Gerald F. Hale, 79, of Batavia, died Friday morning March 22, 2019 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. Gerald was an area educator affectionately known as, “Googie” at Byron Bergen School where he spent much of his time until retirement. Jerry’s family will be present from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday March 27, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia. Please join the family to celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday March 28 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Site), he will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his memory to Crossroads House Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Joseph F. Saile, 54, of Batavia, died on March 14, 2019, surrounded by his family at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Joe was a talented drummer, loving father, grandfather, and dedicated husband to his wife of 31 years, Kathleen. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will follow immediately visitation at 4 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider memorials in Joe’s name to his family to establish a college trust fund for his grandchildren. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Dolores M. Clark, 72, of Stafford, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at home. She worked as a business education teacher at Oakfield Alabama and Pembroke Schools, retired from the IRS in 2009, and was currently working at Batavia Optical. Calling hours are on Tuesday, March 12, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where her memorial will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the Richmond Memorial Library. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Mildred (Lois) Reinhardt, 76, of Corfu, died Sunday, March 2, 2019, at home. She had worked at Kutter’s Cheese Factory and Akron Rule. A Celebration of her life will be held at the family pond at a later date, Memorials are suggested to the Pembroke Youth Association, Corfu. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Thomas J. Mazerbo, age 67, of Stafford, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by his loving family and friends by his side. Tom worked for the USDA Rural Development in Batavia for 31 years, before retiring in 2005. He served as president of the local American Federation of Government Employees for 20 years and was the proprietor for T-JAM Entertainment for many years. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. Tom’s memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Northgate Free Methodist Church, Batavia with Rev. John Keller officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, Memphis. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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