Obituaries

Penny Louise Bridge, 68, of Elba, died Thursday, September 20, 2018 at home. She was a co-owner of Dan Bridge Farms and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Elba. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the Church or to HomeCare & Hospice. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Lucy K. Mendola (nee Fanara), 91, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, September 27, 9am, at The First Presbyterian Church, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

William D. Phelps, 70, of Avoca, formerly of Oakfield, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at home. He was a forty year member of the Free & Accepted Masons. He was a bookkeeper for the Virgil E. Phelps & Sons Farms.  There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1pm,  at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, Corfu. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Larry E. Sumeriski, Sr., 67, of Oakfield, died Monday, September 17, 2018. There will be no calling hours and private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: Batavia Funeral Homes

William C. Tapp, 76, of East Bethany, died Monday, September 17, 2018, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Batavia. There is no prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Eugene L. Dziekan “Gene”, 79 of Akron, formerly of Batavia, died Saturday September 15, 2018 at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. Gene was born and raised in Batavia and later was employed by Delco Products in Rochester for over 34 years. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday Sept. 18th from 5 tp 8pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home in Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday Sept. 19th at 10am at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Akron. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Amherst or Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Beverly M. Herbst, 83, of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center. Beverly was born August 16, 1935 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late William M. and Florence E. (Banks) Geary. Beverly was a factory worker at Philpac in Buffalo. There are no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice in Batavia. Arrangements by: The Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home.

Stephen ,G. Curry ,56, of Byron, died Friday, September 7, 2018, at home. Calling hours are on Thursday, September 13, from 4pm to 8pm, at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Life service will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Volunteers for Animals, or autismspeaks.org. Cayden’s Crew. Arrangments by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Nie’Sha M. Smith, 23, of Corfu, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Calling hours are on Thursday, September 13, from 2pm to 4pm at the funeral home, where funeral services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the Autism Society of America. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Catherine Dolores Grice Schmidt, 94, of East Bethany died Sunday, September 9, 2018. As a member of Immaculate Conception Church and a member of the Ladies of Charity, she continued to help out with their three annual chicken barbeques until she was 90 years old. At her request, there are no prior visiting hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mary Immaculate Parish, Immaculate Conception Church in East Bethany. She will be laid to rest in West Middlebury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mary Immaculate Parish, Immaculate Conception Church in East Bethany or the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Doris M. Hatch, 92, of Stafford, died Friday, September 7, 2018 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility. A longtime member of East Bethany Presbyterian Church, she was active in church activities including, the garden club, former trustee and choir member. She was employed at Central Tractor in Batavia and for The Batavia Daily News. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia where services will follow immediately at 4 p.m. She will be laid to rest in East Bethany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her name to Volunteers for Animals in Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Paul E. Reynolds, 63, of Corfu died Thursday, August 30, 2018. Paul was well known in the area for being one of the best in farm mechanics and fabrication. Paul was very active in 4-H and FFA, earning the FFA Empire Farm Degree. He loved the outdoors and had a passion for restoring antique tractors. Family and friends may call Saturday, September 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc in Corfu. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc, Corfu.

Linda F. Michalak, 56, of Albion, died Friday, August 31, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Linda was born in Batavia and worked in the cafeteria at the Oakfield Alabama School District and for the Law Offices of Cropsey & Cropsey in Albion. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. She will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield. Please consider memorials in Linda’s name to the Barre Fire Company. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Michael A. Tenebruso, 50, of North Chili, died Friday, August 31, 2018, at Rochester General Hospital. An area educator, he was a teacher at Elba Central Schools; assistant principal at Attica Central Schools, and also was a school administrator in Buffalo and Chili Schools. He was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Church. Calling hours are on Friday, September 7, from 1pm to 8pm at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10am, at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph’s site. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Sandra J. Mullins, 80, of Batavia, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester. Sandra was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia and was an assembly worker at P.W. Minor Shoe Factory. Calling hours are Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church in Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in Indian Falls Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

William E. Benedict, Sr., 89, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Rochester General Hospital. A U.S. Marine Corp veteran, he served during Korea. He retired as a lieutenant from the City of Batavia Fire Department and also worked as an orderly at the former St. Jerome Hospital. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church.  Calling hours are on Tuesday, September 4, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 9:30am at St. Joseph’s Church. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House. Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Bonnie Roth Kinney, 69, of Batavia, died Sunday, August 26, 2018, at UMMC. She was a benefits representative at Frontier Communications, Rochester, and active with the Genesee County Democratic Committee. Calling hours are on Thursday, August 30, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held 11am Friday. Memorials are suggested to the Sally Edelman and Harry Gardner Cancer Research Foundation, Hilton, NY. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Eugene (Gene) R. Austin, 69, of Akron, died Thursday, August 23, 2018, at home. Prior to retirement, he worked at Batavia Restaurant Supply.  There will be no prior visitation and services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Akron.

Lucy K. Mendola (nee Fanara), 91,  has died. The family will hold of celebration of her life at a later date. Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Marlene F. Ireland, 77, of Bergen, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. She was a member of St. Brigid’s Church, Bergen. She retired from General Motors, Rochester. Calling hours are on Friday, August 24, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home.A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10am, Saturday, at the Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen. Memorials are suggested in the form of Mass Intentions of the Church. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen.

Diana (Bova) Pacino, 75, of Orchard Park, formerly of Batavia, died Sunday, August 19, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo.  There are no prior calling hours.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23, 1pm, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diebetes Association. Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Alice Joy (Terry) Schroeder, 92, of Attica, died Friday, August 17, 2018. Prior to retirement she worked as an executive secretary at the former Westinghouse Foundry, Attica. There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the Stevens Memorial Library or the Attica Museum and Historical Society.  Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Johnie Bianchi, Sr., 78, of Bergen, died Monday, August 13, 2018, at UMMC. He worked production at General Motors, Rochester, and was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. All services will be private. Memorials are suggested to UMMC Respite Care. Arrangements by:  H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen.

Richard A. Parmenter, 73, of Oakfield, died Monday, August 6, 2018, at Strong Memorial Hospital. A U.S. Naval veteran, he retired from  NYS Police Troop A Batavia , as a Communications Sergeant.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, August 17, 11am, at Resurrection Parish, St. Mary’s site. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Betty M. Harkness, 91, of Batavia, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Nathan Knab, 29, of Lancaster, died Friday, August 3, 2018, at ECMC. He was a hammerman at Strong Forge, Batavia.  Calling hours are on Tuesday, August 7, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the animal shelter. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Raymond E. Judd, 90, of Corfu, died on Thursday August 2, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital. Ray was a service manager for Hawley Motors in Batavia. There are no calling hours. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Jimmy K. Williams, 62, of Batavia, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Rochester General Hospital. He volunteered his time for the Crisis Hotline and Mental Health Association. Calling hours are on Friday, August 10, from 4pm to 5pm at the funeral home. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Lawrence S. Ingram, 90, of Corfu, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018. A member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, he was the former Genesee County Clerk, Commissioner of Jurors for Genesee County and Village of Corfu Clerk. Calling hours are on Monday, August 6, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11am, at the Church, 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Kenneth I. Merrick, 74, of Batavia, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Highland Hospital, Rochester. He owned and operated the Harvester Hotel for 44 years. There will be no prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Richard O. Hameister, Sr., 80, of Batavia, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Batavia Health Care Center. He had been a truck driver for the former Bells Supermarkets, Buffalo. There is no prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Regina L. Tanner, 56, of Hornell, died Friday, July 20, 2018, at Elderwood, in Hornell. Calling hours will be on Saturday, July 28, from noon to 1pm at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Albert A. Swift, 84, of East Bethany, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the NYS Veterans Home. A Celebration of Albert’s life will be held Saturday, July 21, at the Batavia Assembly of God, 24 North Spruce Street, at 3pm. Memorials are suggested to the NYS Veterans Home Activities Fund. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jennie Dispenza, 99, of Batavia, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Dispenza graduated from Batavia High School and was captain of the girls Basket Ball Team. She waited tables at Batavia Downs for 45 years, and was a lifelong listener of WBTA. She was a member of Ascension Parish her entire life and let her faith guide her. Friends are invited to call on Friday July 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. in Batavia. An 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday July 14 at Ascension Parish in Batavia. Mrs. Dispenza will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to the family. Arrangements by: the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc in Batavia.

Michael J Ayotte, Jr, 48, of Henrietta and Livonia, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at his home, in Livonia. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Graveside Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 13 at Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S.O.A.R.S. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen.

Lois Youngs, 85, of Bergen, died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Unity Hospital, in Rochester. Lois volunteered her time at the library in Bergen. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Lois’ Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association in Rochester or to the American Diabetes Association in Amherst. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen.

Evelyn A. Johnson, 94, of Oakfield, died Friday, July 6, 2018 at Batavia Health Care Center, in Batavia. She worked for 17 years at G.T.E. Sylvania as an inspector and spent summers working at the canning factory in Oakfield and Barre. Friends may call on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield, where Evelyn’s Funeral Service will immediately following calling at 11:30 a.m. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakfield United Methodist Church in Oakfield. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield.

Donald L. Bausch, 75, of Batavia died Thursday, July 5, 2018 on the beach at the Outer Banks in North Carolina while on vacation. He was a class of 1960 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and worked for Westinghouse Electric Supply as regional manager for upstate New York. He was self-employed at Wagner Bausch Electric in LeRoy and once owned the former Scotty’s Charbroil in Batavia. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Notre Dame High School or Wilmot Cancer Institute. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia.

Bryant Wyder, 64, of Basom, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Buffalo General Hospital. He was employed for 23 years at Somerset Power. Calling hours are on Saturday, July 7, from 2pm to 6pm at the funeral home to Celebrate Bryant’s life. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Center, Ministry to the Niagara Medical Campus. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Nancy Lee (Colombo)Trendel, 75, of Batavia, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was a hair dresser and she and her brother ran Just Ducky Crafts for many years. Calling hours are on Thursday, July 5, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Friday, 11:30am. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Donald M. Endres Sr., 88, of Basom,  died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his home. Mr. Endres was a custodian at the Oakfield-Alabama School District for 33 years. Friends may call this Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, in Oakfield. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at Saint Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mr. Endres may be made to the Alabama Fire Department. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

 

 

 

 



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