Obituaries

Mrs. Prudence Wilson Pray, 80, passed away on February 17, 2024 surrounded by her family. She passed peacefully with the knowledge that she was greatly loved and adored by her loved ones, and that her loved ones knew how deeply she loved and cared for them as well. Prudence, best known by friends and family as Prudy, was born February 26, 1943 in Oneida, New York to her late and loving parents, Carl and Louella Wilson. After graduating from VVS High School (Vernon, NY) in 1961, Prudy was briefly employed at General Electric in Syracuse, NY.  In 1963 she eloped with her husband of sixty years, Raymond S. Pray to Fort Stewart, Georgia where they were married. They spent two years in Georgia while Raymond was in the Army before settling in Alexander, NY. For the better part of her life, Prudy lived in Batavia, NY. After raising her children, Prudy assisted Raymond in the accounting department of the Batavia Animal Hospital. Surviving along with her husband are her children, Scott (Peggy) Pray of Corfu, Michelle “Shelly” (Jon) Cacchione of Erie, Pennsylvania, David (Kimberly) Pray of Portland, Oregon and Tammy (Brendan) Wyatt of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Seth, Jasmine and Anneka Pray, Sam and Madeline Cacchione, Sonora and Ezekiel Pray and Sora Wyatt, her brothers, Charles “Red” (Barb) Wilson of Sherrill and Richard “Dick” (Rosemary) Wilson of Tully along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Beverly (Charlie) Adams. It was the mission of her life to take care of the people she loved. Prudy had a natural knack for homemaking, raising her four children and eight grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and a fantastic baker, always sharing her food with the people she loved. She had a love for all animals, raising lots of dogs and cats over the years. She was a follower of the Lord and spent her life dedicated to Him. Prudy loved the sport of bowling, having bowled in a women’s league for many years. She enjoyed traveling all over the United States with her husband in their RV. They also spent several winters in their retirement community in Arcadia, Florida with frequent nights out to dinner, watching sunsets on the beach, activities at the RV park and socializing with friends in their community. Prudy was admired and deeply loved by anyone who knew her. Many describe her as nurturing, kind hearted, generous, and to have a great sense of humor. Though she had many wonderful qualities about her, Prudy will always be known as a great and proud mother and grandmother who loved her children unconditionally. Those were the roles she truly embraced the most. As we mourn the loss of Prudy, know that she would want everyone to celebrate her and carry out her legacy by spreading love, being kind, and always saving room for dessert. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Graveside services will be held on Friday at 10 am at Western New York National Cemetery, 1254 Indian Falls Road, Corfu, New York 14036. Please assemble at the cemetery by 9:45 am. Memorial services will follow graveside services at 12 pm on Friday at The Church in Alexander, 3389 Church Street, Alexander, New York 14005. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Prudy’s name to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021 or to The Church in Alexander, 3389 Church Street, Alexander, New York 14005.

 

Ann Kalish, 73, of Batavia and formerly of Albion, passed away on February 9, 2024 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. Ann was born January 9, 1951. There are no prior calling hours.  Ann’s service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, February 19 at St. Joseph Mausoleum, 531 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

John Anthony Mondo, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away in his sleep on the morning of January 15, 2024.  He was born on November 19, 1926 in Batavia, New York to Anthony L. and Alice Concetta (Gugino) Mondo.  John was a 1944 graduate of Batavia High School, and a proud veteran of World War II, who served with the U.S. Army in Europe.  After returning from his military service, John attended Purdue University, the University of Buffalo, and earned a diploma in Architectural Drawing from Erie County Technical Institute.  On October 1, 1960, he married Nancy Evans in Batavia, and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage together, making their home in Batavia until moving to Bradenton, Florida in 1973, where they lived for the remainder of his life. John is survived by his sister, Anne (Mondo) Burns; his wife Nancy, and their four children, Anita (Lori Pierce) Mondo, Daniel (Elizabeth) Mondo, John (Will Forster) Mondo, and Stephen Mondo; five grandchildren, Tiffany Mondo, Christopher Otteni-Mondo, Courtney (Jake) Lane, Hailey Mondo, and Abbey (Cody) Mordecai; three great-grandchildren—and two more he was looking forward to meeting in the coming months; as well as all of his beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and their families. John was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Josephine (Mondo) Tubiolo; his son’s partner, Rick D. Marchewka; and his great-niece, Michelle A. Cecere. Calling hours will be held at J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia on Thursday, February 22nd from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass will be held at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street in Batavia on Friday, February 23rd at 11:00 AM, immediately followed by a graveside committal service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., 4210 77th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221 (guidedogs.org). Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

 

Douglas (Doug) Higgins peacefully passed away on February 12, 2024, at the Gateway Home in Attica, New York, after a long and courageous health battle. Doug was born on December 27, 1947 at St. Jerome’s Hospital in Batavia, New York. He was the son of Glady Bey Higgins of Attica, New York, and Thomas F. Higgins, formerly of Auburn, New York. In addition to his parents, Doug was predeceased by his brothers, Jim Higgins of Davis, California, and John Higgins of Attica, New York. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara E. Higgins of Attica; his brother-in-law, Salvador Ramirez of Davis, California, as well as nieces and several cousins. Doug attended grade school at St. Vincent’s De Paul Catholic School in Attica, New York. He graduated from Attica Central School in 1966 with a local diploma in Business and was a three-sport athlete; achieving Varsity letters in soccer, basketball, and baseball. Doug then attended Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York, where he received an Associate’s Degree in Business and the State University College at Buffalo where he received his Bachelor’s degrees in both Business Education and Environmental Studies in 1973. Doug was a Vietnam Era Veteran enlisting in the United States Army Reserve in 1967 and proudly serving until he was Honorably Discharged in 1973. He was employed by the York Central School District as a secondary business education teacher from 1973 until his retirement in 2003. Doug was also a New York State Sportsman Education Instructor for more than 40 years teaching Hunter Safety, Bow Hunter Education, and Trapper Training courses. Doug was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and golf. He especially enjoyed spring turkey and elk hunting, where he traveled extensively in pursuit of his passions. He was a life-long member of the Attica Golf Club, (currently “The 10th Hole”) in Attica, the National Rifle Association, the North American Big Game Club and was a Silver member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. In 2015, Doug was voted into the New York State Sportsman’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his life-long volunteerism which benefited countless numbers of New York’s Outdoor enthusiasts. Additionally, Doug was a member of the A-ON-DO-WAH-NUH Sportsman’s Club in Leicester, New York, the York Sportsman’s Club near his home in York, and the American Legion Harder-O’Donnell Post 0734 in Attica, New York. Doug will sadly be missed by his family, many close friends, and his dog, Jake. A special “Thank You” to the volunteers and staff at the Gateway Home in Attica for all of the wonderful care and support Doug received during his stay. Visitation for Doug will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, New York, where services will immediately follow visitation at 11:30 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Doug’s name to Gateway Home, 91 Main St, Attica, New York 14011; Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020; or the American Legion Harder-O’Donnell Post 0734, 83 Market Street, Attica, New York 14011. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Hazel F. Shortt Fletcher, age 89, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at United Memorial Medcial Center. She was born on February 9, 1934, in Brockport, a daughter of the late Basil Whitney, Sr. and Addie Wheeler Whitney. Hazel is predeceased by her her husbands, Donald Shortt and John Fletcher, Sr. and her daughter, Donna L. Shortt. Surviving are her sons, Edward (Eileen) Shortt and Michael (Julia) Shortt, both of Bergen; granddaughters, Stephanie Bowen of Las Vegas and Amy Shortt; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Basil (Charlene) Whitney, Jr. of Bergen; sisters, Ruth (Calvin) Platten and Betty (Tom) Kent, both of Batavia, Katherine Anderson and Dorothy Goodell, both of Florida along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Hazel had a fondness for word puzzles and enjoyed time with her late husband, John Fletcher Sr., while traveling on the road in his tractor trailer. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, February 9, 2023 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Mount Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021 or the Bergen Fire Department, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, New York 14416. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Robert (Bob) Walsh, son, husband, father, grandfather, friend, left us peacefully on January 25th, 2024 after a brief illness and short hospitalization at Millard Fillmore Suburban. Bob joins the following loved ones in Heaven: wife, Brenda, daughter, Cindy, and son, Bobby. Robert is survived by his children; Robin and Patrick Walsh (Jocelyn Berg, also Bob’s caregiver) as well as, Son in Law Mark (Cindy) Fugle; Grandchildren: Jeremy (Lisa) Perry, Catherine Perry (Jeffrey Bloomer), Nicole Perkins (Jared), Wesley and Jason Ellsworth. Bob also leaves behind three beloved great grandchildren Ryan and Oliver Perry, and Zaiden Bloomer. Bob worked as a Mechanic, Corrections officer, Fire and Safety Inspector, Carpenter and Master Craftsmen, Small Business Owner, Firefighter and Emergency Rescue Volunteer. He had many hobbies including snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and trapping. Bob’s expertise in trapping has been passed down to individuals who have thrived to the point of local and national recognition in the field. Many hunters were welcomed into his home over the years for an annual deer camp that took place in the Walsh’s garage. His skills, methods, and hospitality impacted many. Bob will be laid to rest next to Brenda, in St. Joseph’s Cemetery after a Christian Mass at the Church of Saints Joachim and Anne. Bob’s funeral will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at 10 am at Sts Joachim and Anne’s church in Varysburg, NY. There will be no wake or calling hours as per his final wishes. The family asks that any flowers be sent to the church for the ceremony and that any donations be gifted to the Varysburg Volunteer Fire Department or to Saints Joachim and Anne’s Parish. Bob stayed with us diligently and remained with all of his faculties until the age of 85. His presence and wisdom will be greatly missed, yet we find some solace that he has gone home to the Lord and to the rest of his family members, awaiting his arrival. Thank you to Marley’s Funeral Home for making the arrangements for Robert Walsh and his Family. Online condolences at www.marleyfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Norma L. Hale, 98 of Batavia passed away on Saturday, (February 3, 2024) at East Side Living and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. Mrs. Hale was born June 13, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Spencer and Clara (Sheer) Foster. Norma was a longtime parishioner of Resurrection Parish – St. Mary’s Church in Batavia. She worked in the cafeteria in all of the Batavia City Schools and enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Center and the Mgsr. Kirby Lunch Program. She is survived by her children, Margaret (Frank) Zambito of Elba, and Patricia (Jerome) Piepenburg of Wethersfield; a sister-in-law, Margaret Foster of Maryland; close friend Lois Nanni of Batavia. 8 grandchildren, including Jacqueline (Doug) Ferris of LeRoy, 8 great-grandchildren, including Jacob Ferris of LeRoy, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Along with her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband, LaVerne S. Hale; children, Daniel F. Hale, and Richard (late Sheila) Hale; grandsons, Ethan Diaz, and Jason Hale; brother, Spencer “Sonny” Foster; sisters, Dorothy (late Gordon) Amidon, and Doris (late Harry) Pask. There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend Norma’s Mass of Christian Burial on Friday (February 9, 2024) at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteer for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. Arrangements for Norma were entrusted to the care of Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Lowell J. Fairbanks, 86 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, (February 1, 2024) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. Mr. Fairbanks was born May 21, 1937 in Batavia, a son of the late Lester and Matilda (Coffey) Fairbanks. He was a member of the Batavia First United Methodist Church. Lowell was an avid golfer and greatly enjoyed spending time in the Adirondacks where he would hunt and fish. Most of all, Mr. Fairbanks cherished time spent surrounded by family and friends. Surviving are his children, Lowell T. (Linda) Fairbanks of Texas, Lester Fairbanks (Judy Fairbanks Sanders) of Batavia, Steven (Daphne) Fairbanks of Batavia, Cheryl (Mark) Yasses of East Bethany, and Lori Beherns-Fairbanks of Batavia; a brother, Norman (Sharon) Fairbanks of Byron; sister, Carol (Carmelo) LoVerdi of Byron; brothers-in-law, Lester (Gloria) Stevens, William (Sue) Stevens; sisters-in-law, Missy Blackmon, and Norma Stevens. 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews also survive. Along with his parents, Lowell is preceded in death by his wife, Elaine (Stevens) Fairbanks; a grandson, Eric Fairbanks; brother-in-law, George Stevens; sister-in-law, Helen (late William) Powers; and beloved dog Bozo. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, (February 10, 2024) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Lowell ‘s Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 6400 Sheridan Drive, Suite #320, Buffalo, New York 14221. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Norma Newton, 94 of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (January 29, 2024) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. Mrs. Newton was born August 18, 1929 in Medina, a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Stillwell) Goldsmith. Norma loved Elvis, and was lucky enough to see him in concert as a young woman. She had a very special place in her heart for local Elvis tribute artist Terry Buchwald. She would go to any carnival, fair or lawn fete in the region especially if they had a parade. No one loved a parade better than she did, particularly the marching bands- Mighty St. Joe’s and the Alexander Fireman’s Band were her favorites. Norma is survived by her sons, John (Tammy) Newton of Batavia, David Newton of Basom, and Tom (Vicki) Newton of Batavia; grandchildren, Angela Newton, Patrick (Amanda Utley) Newton, Sarah (Dennis Saporito) Newton, Jenna (Kermit Demmer) Newton, Hannah Newton, and Allan Goodell; great-grandchildren, Adeline Newton, Jillian Utley, Tyler Newton, Liam and Luna Saporito, Aimee and Carter Demmer. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Along with her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Newton; brother, George Goldsmith; sisters, Muriel Goldsmith, Dorris Buttons, and Joanne Scroger. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, (February 9, 2024) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial for Norma will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, (February 10, 2024) from Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 211 Eagle Street in Medina. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Frank Lord, a beloved member of the Batavia community, left this world on January 30, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. Frank was born on June 9, 1965, in Batavia to parents Frank Lord Sr and Barbara (Ferringer) Lord. He spent his formative years in Batavia, where he developed a deep affection for his hometown, sports, and music. His passion for sports and music was unmatched, and he shared his enthusiasm with everyone around him. While a student at Batavia High School, Frank excelled as both a football and track star. He led his teams to multiple state championships, earning himself a well-deserved spot in the Batavia sports hall of fame. Even after his own athletic career, Frank continued to inspire as a coach for various sports teams, including the Batavia Ramparts and Batavia Youth Football. Through coaching, he instilled in countless young athletes the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. Beyond the sports arena, Frank was also an accomplished race car driver and mechanic. He raced at local tracks such as Perry Speedway, Genesee Speedway, and Limerock Speedway, creating unforgettable memories with friends and family in the garage on Pearl Street. Frank’s vibrant personality and infectious laughter lit up any room he entered. He cherished spending time with friends and family, making each person feel valued and important. His open-mindedness and acceptance of people from all walks of life left a lasting impression on those who knew him.
In his later years, Frank enjoyed savoring moments with loved ones over a cup of coffee, attending comic cons, auto shows, and indulging in his hobbies of history, collecting sports cards, playing video games, and spending time with his dear friend, Frankie. Frank will be deeply missed by his sons, Christopher (Kirrin) Cook of Lockport, Frank Ryan Lord of Warsaw, Nicholas (Taylor) Lord of Batavia, Dylan (Anna) Gossett of North Carolina, and Jessie Ray Lord of Batavia, as well as his grandsons, Jameson, Carson, and Edmund. He is also survived by his sister, Paula (Steve) Kingdollar, brother, Fred (Tammy Ball) Lord, an uncle, Paul (Patti) Lord, an aunt, Mary Pedone, and close family Joanie, Janette, and Paulie, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and enough friends to fill a book with. Frank is predeceased by his grandparents Frank and Ruth (Smith) Lord, Craig and Elanor (Buckley) Ferringer, parents Frank Sr. and Barbara (Ferringer) Lord, an uncle, Fred Lord, and an aunt, Joanne. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Frank’s life on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 1-5 p.m. at the Polish Falcons of Batavia, 123 South Swan Street, Batavia. Please join us in honoring Frank’s memory with casual attire, as he would have preferred. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Niagara Hospice,4675 Sunset Dr Lockport New York 14094. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

Thomas P. (Tom) Havens, a resident of Brockport, NY, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Hospital. Tom was born on May 13, 1944, in Maryland to the late Chester and Katherine Havens. He spent his early childhood years in New York before moving with his family to the Honey Pot section of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Nanticoke High School, Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Mansfield College and a master’s degree in education from SUNY Geneseo. A lifelong history enthusiast, he dedicated his career to educating others and taught a variety of history classes at Attica High School from 1966-1993. During his tenure, Tom served as a class advisor, track and field coach (including coaching the 1971 team that was inducted into the Attica Athletic Hall of Fame in 2021), and wrestling coach, earning the affectionate nickname “TH” from his students. In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by brother Terrance (Terry) Havens and brothers-in-law Frank Mutrynowski, George Perkins, George Kalweit, and Bernie Panasiewicz. Tom is survived by his two children, Brian Havens of Batavia, NY, and Jocelyn (Havens) Sikorski, and granddaughters Paige and Peyton Sikorski of Alexander, NY. Additionally, he is survived by his longtime partner, Lynda Morrill of Brockport, her children Lawrence (Larry) Richmond, Lisa Richmond, Raelene Richmond, and Daniel Richmond, along with their grandchildren. Tom was the second oldest of 13 siblings and is survived by sisters Sandra Mutrynowski (Nanticoke), Patricia Kalweit (Virginia Beach, VA), Kathy Panasiewicz (Larksville), Darla Perkins (Hunlock Creek), Sharon Ostopowicz (Nanticoke), Peggy Ostopowicz (Nanticoke), Debra Havens (Honey Pot), Maureen Honeychurch (Nanticoke), and brothers Mike Havens (Nanticoke), Shawn Havens (Phoenix, AZ), and Kevin Havens (Larksville). He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, whom he cherished. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends will gather for celebrations of Tom’s life this spring in both New York and Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Attica Athletic Hall of Fame or Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

 

Linda A. Reilly, 80, of Batavia, New York, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Crossroads House in Batavia. Mrs. Reilly was born on Friday, April 9th, 1943 in Orangeville, New York, a daughter of the late Donald Glor and Marjorie (Strange) Glor. After graduating high school, Linda married the late Robert S. Reilly, enjoying 53 years of marriage. Linda enjoyed gardening, having planted many beautiful flowers. Linda was a loyal, devoted servant of God, demonstrating unwavering faith even in her final days. Surviving are her children, Kevin (Debra) Reilly of York, and Todd (Deb) Reilly of Albion; and grandchildren, Connor, Brady, Sydney and Ty Reilly. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her late beloved husband Robert. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Norma J. Demmer, “The PurpleLady”, beloved mother and grandmother was born on September 9, 1951 and was taken from us too soon on January 28, 2024.

Born to Esther Mae Demmer and Frank William Demmer in Batavia, NY, she grew up on Columbia Avenue. She was a sister to two brothers, Pete Demmer and the late Lyle Demmer. She is survived by her children, Marcia M. Graves (Robynn), Marcus M. Demmer, Frank W. Demmer II; Grandson Cory R. Graves (Laura) and great-grandson Avery R. Graves; Bridgette Norton (Ninjette) and many dear friends.

Norma was a scholar of Holistic Medicine, Certified Natural Health Professional, Steward for the Church of Latter-Day-Saints, 3rd degree Black Belt in Isshin-ryu, Genealogical Research Educator, retiree from Verizon and drove school bus for Student Transportation of America.

Norma loved to sew, fish, water ski, horseback riding, studying iridology and everything purple.

There is so much that happened between the dates she lived and there is simply no way we could possibly reiterate the life Norma led in a single paragraph. Norma would light up a room when she walked in and empowered all those she encountered to be a better version of themselves through faith, family and good health.

A celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 1:00pm at the Church of Latter-Day Saints, 601 North Street, Batavia, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Collamer-Jones Karate School. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

 

Ann M. Chmielowiec, 97 of Batavia, passed away Monday (January 22, 2023) at her residence. She was born February 17, 1926 in Fogelsville, PA, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Graff Skrapits. Preceding her in death were her sisters, (twin) Pauline Reiter, Mary Robb; brothers Stephan Skrapits, Joseph Skrapits and Frank Skrapits. She married Edwin M. Urbaniak on March 2, 1945 and he passed away in 1983. She then married Ray Chmielowiec on July 13, 1990 and he passed away in 1995. Ann was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph) where she was a Eucharistic Minister and member of its Sodality.  She was unwavering in her faith and attributed prayer, healthy eating, exercising and socializing with friends to her longevity. An avid Buffalo Bills fan, she and Eddie were season ticket holders for many years. She was also known for her delicious pies and cookies. Ann is survived by her son, Edwin Daniel Urbaniak of Batavia; her daughter Janis Wiggans (Dale) of Greenville, SC; step-grandchildren Kent Wiggans of Phoenix, AZ, Michelle Suitor (Paul) of Salt Lake City, Utah and many nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are cordially invited to share in her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (January 27th), 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia, NY. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ann’s name to the American Heart Association. Expressions of sympathy may be share with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

 

Martha M. Spinnegan, 75, of Batavia passed away peacefully Friday January 12, 2023 at UMMC Hospice. She was born January 1, 1949 in Batavia, NY and was the first baby in the county for that year. She was the daughter of Francis “Hogan” and Eva (Townsend) Moran. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in Batavia she went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Rosary Hill College and then a Masters of Library Science from SUNY Geneseo. Martha was the director of the Richmond Memorial Library for 34 years.  She was an active member in many community organizations such as Rotary Club of Batavia, The Jerome Foundation, and Go Art.  She also earned several accolades such as the Paul Harris Fellow, Zonta Women of the Year, and the YWCA Fabulous Female. Her family and friends are what mattered the most to Martha.  She married the love of her life, George, in 1972.  They had a daughter Sarah Ruth in 1973.  They welcomed a son in law Ryan in 2006, their grandson Camden in 2007 and grandson Griffin in 2010.  Together, they made wonderful memories filled with laughter and love with their extended family and friends including scat games at 4 Fairmont, The Spinnegan Occasional Golf Tournament, and too many happy hours to countIt is her smile, laugh, and warmth that she will be remembered for most.

Martha is survived by her husband George. Her daughter, Sarah (Ryan) Toni of North Carolina. Her grandsons, Camden and Griffin Toni of North Carolina. Her brothers, Tom and Jerry Moran of Batavia. Her sister, Patricia (Dan) Bence of Maine. Her brother and sister in laws,  J. David (Bernie) Spinnegan of West Seneca and Robert (Sandy) Spinnegan of Rochester. Her nieces, Megan (Lee) Bahas of Clarence, Gretchen Bence of Penn Yan, and Katrina (Eric) Rutherford of Maine. Her nephews, Michael Moran of Washington DC, Danny (Ashley) Davis of Las Vegas, and Jason and Aaron (Falynn) Spinnegan both of West Seneca.

Calling hours will be Thursday January 18 from 3:00 -7:00 at H.E. Turner Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia on Friday January 19th. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of Richmond Memorial Library,  Jerome Foundation, or the United Memorial Medical Foundation. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Vicki Sue (Brownell) Rosemark, age 70, passed away peacefully at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia on January 10, 2024. Vicki was born and raised in Batavia, was a graduate of Batavia High School, and worked for several years at Applied Business Systems after raising her children.

Vicki is survived by her four children: August (Jennifer) Rosemark of San Antonio Texas; Gretchen (Mario) Rosales of Batavia; Tully Rosemark of Elmira; and Casey (Krista) of Elmira. Vicki’s greatest joy were her seven grandchildren: Liam Rosemark, Mario Jr, Emilio, and Valentina Rosales; Brock and Jack Rosemark, and Cailey Rosemark. Vicki is also survived by a brother, Larry (Charlotte) Brownell of LeRoy and two nephews, Ryan and Joshua Finn.

Vicki is predeceased by her mother and father, Ruth and Earl Brownell. She is also predeceased by her beloved sister Sandy, as well as her two nieces, Amy Chimino and Christine Brownell, and a grandchild, Casey Levan Rosales.

There will be no calling hours or services, as Vicki wished. Vicki will be buried at Otter Creek Cemetery in Gaines. If so inclined, memorials can be made in Vicki’s memory to the Rosemark Family Scholarship Fund at Elba Central School, 57 South Main Street, Elba New York 14058. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

 

Mark C. Green, a devoted member of his community, passed away on December 30, 2023, in Batavia. He was born on February 18, 1956 in Batavia, a son of the late Charles W. Green and Shirley Grehlinger Green.

Mark’s educational journey began at Oakfield-Alabama High School, where he graduated in 1974. He went on to pursue higher education and obtained an associate’s degree from Alfred Tech. Armed with his academic achievements, Mark embarked on a successful career with Dairy One based out of Ithaca, where he dedicated his passion and expertise for a remarkable two decades.

Throughout his life, Mark was known for his compassionate nature and willingness to lend a helping hand. He was a skilled handyman who always made time to assist neighbors, friends, and family with their projects. His expertise and generosity were greatly admired by those around him. Mark enjoyed mowing lawns and woodcutting. As a lover of the outdoors, Mark sought solace in nature. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, and gardening.

An active member of the Alabama & Basom United Methodist Church, Mark took great pride in being a trustee. He played an integral role in maintaining the church grounds and sharing the surplus of produce from his garden with the members of his church.

In addition to his commitment to the church, Mark served as a former member of the Alabama Fire Department. During his tenure there, he held the position of Rescue Captain and CPR Instructor. He served as an assistant Boy Scout leader, guiding young scouts on their journey.

During his younger years, Mark dedicated himself to 4H, where he showed animals at local fairs. A member of the Holstein Association, his dedication to livestock extended further when he assisted his brother Todd and sister-in-law with their cattle while they lived in New York.

Mark is survived by his sister, Sheri Green; brother Todd (Ginny) Green; nephew, Nathaniel Green; niece; Tiffany Green; aunts, Jane (late Allan) Grehlinger, Laura (late Bill) Hagen, and Marian Green—each of whom holds cherished memories of him close to their hearts.

To honor Mark’s life and the positive impact he made on so many lives, visitation will be held on January 29, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Alabama & Basom United Methodist Church located at 1392 Church Street in Alabama, NY 14013 where memorial services will follow visitation at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery.

In remembrance of Mark’s extraordinary life and the indelible impact he made on those around him, memorial donations can be made to the Alabama & Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church Street, Alabama, NY 14013 or the Alabama Fire Department, 2230 Judge Road, Alabama, New York 14013. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

 

 

 

Richard John Hagen, 92 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Monday (December 18, 2023) at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born June 14th, 1931 in Batavia NY, son of Stanley and Ellen Saunders Hagen. He was one of three children, brother and twin Donald Hagen and sister Nancy Hagen.

He graduated from Batavia High in 1949. Of many occupations Richard went on to join the Army National Guard for which he served a total of 39 years retiring as a warrant officer in 1989. Richard also worked for Massey Harris and Graham Manufacturing.

Richard was always strong in his faith as a boy serving as an acolyte at St. James Episcopal church, attended and drove the church bus at Calvary Baptist Church and a member of Pembroke Community Church.

Richard or better known as Dick was married three times. Leah (Liane) Hagen Kabel, Hazel Hagen and Lola Hagen. Richard had 3 children with Leah, David John Hagen, Michael Edwin Hagen and Sharon Hagen. Grandchildren from David are Jason Hagen, Josh Hagen, Jared Hagen, Courtney Hagen and Troy Hagen with great-grandchildren totaling 6. Grandchildren from Michael are Lerah Hagen, Wyatt Hagen and Justin Hagen. Grandchildren from Sharon are Becki Jackson Lindow and Nathaniel Jackson with 6 great grandchildren and 3 on the way.

Richard’s second marriage to Hazel bore 2 children, Randolph Mark Hagen and Richard John Hagen Jr.. Grandchildren from Randolph are Nicole Irene Hagen Dickey and Jacob Riley Hagen with great grandchildren totaling 2. Grandchildren from Richard Jr. are Derek Hagen, Jordan Hagen, Mariah Hagen and Erica Naylor Frith. Great grandchildren from Mariah and Erica total 5 with 1 great-great grandchild. Richard also had several Step children, Patricia Smith, Phyllis Seager, Albert Hottois, Ed Hensel and Pat Hensel Rogers who loved him and he loved dearly.

Services will be held at J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave. Batavia New York, Friday, January 12th at 12:00PM with the burial service Saturday January 13th, 11:00am at the Elmwood Cemetery 123 Harvester Ave, Batavia, New York.

In lieu of flowers donations in Richards memory to The Fisher House Foundation, donations@fisherhouse.org <mailto:donations@fisherhouse.org> would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net < http://www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net/> .

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

Timothy J. Foley, 56 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Monday (November 27, 2023) at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born August 14, 1967 in Batavia, a son of Jeanne Callan Foley Nichols of Batavia and the late Edward L. Foley.

Tim was employed by Premier Genesee Center prior to his illness. He enjoyed sports and his favorite teams were the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Sabres.

Survivors include his mother, Jeanne Nichols of Batavia. Siblings, Edward (Barbara) Foley of Batavia, James (Mary) Foley of Sandwich, IL, David (Mary) Foley of Batavia, Laura (Patrick) Michalek of Bennington and Charles (Maria) Foley of Batavia. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunt, uncles and cousins.

There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are cordially invited to share in a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday (Nov. 30th), 10:00am at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Premier for the compassionate care and friendship they gave Tim. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

 

 

Aileen Ziehm, 96, of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Friday (October 14, 2023) at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born July 21, 1927 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Prescott Sanders.

Aileen was the wife of the late Werner Carl Ziehm who passed away December 22, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Sonia (Doug) Doktor of Corfu. Grandchildren, Brian Doktor of Corfu and Rebecca Doktor of California. Great-grandchildren, Jenna Doktor of Kentucky and Emily Doktor of Rochester.

There will be no prior visitation and services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Indian Falls Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Pembroke Vol. Fire Department or the Indian Falls Vol. Fire Department. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director

 

Chad G. Pratt, 55, of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (August 26, 2023) at his residence. He was born July 19, 1968 in Batavia, NY. Chad was a member of the Alabama Col. Fire Department and Sportsman’s Coon Hunters Association.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (Sept. 1st) from 5-7pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery, Stafford, NY.

 

Amelia Christina Sheelar, 85, of East Bethany, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center. Amelia was born July 22, 1938 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Avino) Parise. Amelia was a member of Resurrection Parish.  She enjoyed baking, watching the birds, bowling, spending time with her family, friends and her beloved dog, JoJo.  Amelia was a receptionist for Dr. Guy Patterson, D.D.S. in Batavia. Surviving are her children, Christine (Troy) Taggart of Greensburg, PA, Mark (Traci) Sheelar of Alexander, Peter (Ann Marie) Sheelar of Stafford and Gregory (Denise Rader) Sheelar of Batavia; her sister, Mary Marchese of LeRoy and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Amelia is the wife of the late Gerald Anthony Sheelar and sister of the late Carmon Parise, Ralph Parise, Salvatore Parise, Frances Cirillo and Jovanna Russell. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. also on Thursday.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, www.alz.org/wny?form=alz_donate or your local SPCA.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Gloria Ann Andrews, 82, of Batavia, died Thursday, August 24, 2023, at UMMC. She had worked at the former St. Lukes Manor in the culinary division and provided additional hospitality services to the residents. Calling hours are on Monday, August 28, from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 10a,. at Resurrection Parish, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Joseph Czajka, 95, of Batavia, died Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. A US Army veteran, surving in Korea, , he was a repairman for Embling Electric, Batavia, prior to retirement. Calling hours are on Friday, Sept. 1, from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will immediately follow. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Cheryl A. Squire, 59, of Bergen and Wake Forest, NC, entered into eternal Life on 8/26/2023 surrounded by her loving Family after a long, courageous battle with Cancer. Cheryl was the daughter of James and Sandra Compton. She is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 39 years, Timothy Squire, son Taylor James (Sarah), her Mother, Sandra Compton, brothers Kevin Compton, Roger (Cheryl) Compton, Sister Jeanne (Al) Palmer, Sister-in-law Lori DiFilippo, Sister-in-law Jean (Sam) Tambe, Brother-in law Randy (Nancy) Squire, sister/cousin Aimee (Jeff) Maurer, adopted (in our hearts) daughter, Marlyn (Nick) Carbonell-Twardowski, nephews Jay (Missy) Aquino, Brett (Monica) Squire, Jeremy (Stephanie) Squire, Michael (Aurora) Compton, Aaron Pahuta, nieces Stacy Squire, Rachel (Adam) Boynton, Allyssa (Dieril) Compton-Disla, Amanda Palmer, Great Aunt to Ally Aquino, Addison Gregg, Ethan Boynton, Noah Disla, grandmother (in our hearts) to Quinn, Colin and Preston Bannister, Galileo Carbonell-Twardowski, 2nd Mom/Special Aunt, Patricia (Aubrey) Beverly, best friend Amy (Joe) DiSalvo as well as numerous aunts/uncles/cousins. Cheryl was predeceased by her first born, Zachary David, father, James Compton, father and mother-in-law, Vince and Irma Squire, brother-in-law, Larry Squire, brother-in-law, Kevin Squire. Cheryl was born 6/13/1964 and grew up in Elba, NY where she attended and graduated from Elba Central School. Cheryl and Tim were high-school sweethearts who married on 8/25/1984 and were blessed with their 2nd Son, Taylor James, on 8/25/1989. Cheryl was a “proud” Cheerleader Captain throughout High school and anyone lucky to have known her knows that she continued to be a cheerleader for everyone she came in contact with throughout her life. If you were fortunate enough to know Cheryl, she loved you unconditionally. Cheryl was the Store Manager for Wortzman Furniture in Batavia for 25 years and considered numerous past customers as friends. Cheryl also worked 4 years as Store Manager for Raymour-Flanigan Furniture in Rochester, NY and in typical Cheryl fashion, left an incredible lasting impression within that organization as well. Cheryl attended Northgate Free Methodist; shared her faith with everyone she came in contact with and supported numerous charities throughout her life. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, spending time with family and friends, vacationing, often in Punta Cana, DR, yet anywhere she could plant her bare feet in sand. Her positive attitude, warm smile, outgoing personality, unwavering faith and love for others….and for JESUS…..will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Cheryl’s funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Rd, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in honor of Cheryl, to Northgate Free Methodist Church or St Judes Childrens Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html or any charity that may be near and dear to your heart, in her name. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Joyce Ann Glazier, 87, of Byron, NY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 24th, 2023.  She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Richard Glazier, daughter Yvonne Branton (Donn), granddaughters Afton Heitzenrater (Jeffery) and Kari Isaac (Nicholas), grandson Chad Branton (Savannah) and the lights of her life, great-grandchildren Gemma and Finn Heitzenrater, Everlee and Delainey Isaac, Austin, Carter, and Brianna Branton.  Joyce is also survived by her beloved brother-in-law Ronald Glazier and sister-in-laws Marian Partridge and Judy Glazier; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.   She was predeceased by her mother Claribel Partridge Oltmann and father Lewis Partridge, brothers Lewis Partridge and Richard Partridge, sisters-in-law Loretta Glazier, Helen Partridge, and brother-in-law David Glazier. Joyce was born March 5th, 1936 and was a lifelong resident of Byron, NY.  Joyce and Richard were high-school sweethearts and married April 6th, 1957.  She started her career at Lapp Insulator in the billing department later working for GF Britt & Sons and L-Brooke farms as a bookkeeper as well as being a homemaker.  Joyce also supported Richard in his business endeavors. She was a member of Byron Presbyterian Church, a former Girl Scout leader, and former member of Byron Garden Club.  She enjoyed reading auto-biographies, bird-watching (especially hummingbirds), gardening, and nothing gave her more pleasure than spending time with family.  Her humor, love, and unwavering support will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. Friends may call on Monday from 11 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, New York. Her funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday at Byron Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main Street, Byron. She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the following charities that were close to Joyce’s heart, the Davis Phinney Foundation, P.O. Box 270948 Louisville, CO 80027 or via their website https://davisphinneyfoundation.org, the Rochester Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive Rochester, NY 14620 or their website https://rmhcrochester.org or the Byron Rescue Squad P.O. Box 326, Byron, NY 14422.

 

Gloria Ann Andrews, 82 of Batavia, transitioned from this world peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2023 surrounded by her family at United Memorial Medical Center. She was a resident of The Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing Home. Gloria was born in Batavia, NY on July 1, 1941, a daughter of the late Aloysius Ratulowski and Celia (Slominski) Ratulowski of Batavia. Gloria was a loving and devoted Catholic mother to her four children and a loving grandmother to her seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Gloria cherished spending quality time with her family & friends and took pride in pampering her grandchildren & great grandson. She was extremely humbled and always prioritized the needs of others before her own. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Gloria was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast & an Elvis Presley fan as evident by the collection of various Elvis memorabilia populated throughout her home. Gloria was employed by the former St. Lukes Manor in the culinary division & also provided additional hospitality services for the residents. Gloria is survived by her four children, Montagu Scott (Margie) Andrews of Virginia Beach, VA, Debbie (David) Olivani of Mesa, AZ, Mindy Andrews of Batavia, and Mark (Tina) Andrews of Slatington, PA and seven grandchildren Sara Wagner (Tony), Desiree Janiga, Michael Andrews (Amanda), Autumn Janiga, Emily Olivani, Mary Olivani, and Melecia Andrews as well as one great grandson Micah Hunter. Gloria is also survived by her brother, Ron Ratulowski (Kathy) of Batavia as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was the wife of the late Montagu J. Andrews, Jr. “Monty”. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (Aug. 28th) from 3 -7pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10:00am at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Parish. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

 

Mrs. Antoinette Marie Goodman, 74, wife of Mr. Raymond Goodman, of 307 Glendale Road, Union, South Carolina, died Thursday August 17, 2023 at her home. Mrs. Goodman was born May 5, 1949, a daughter of the late Michael and Laverne Hyder Peritore. Mrs. Goodman was a member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mount Morris. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Ronald Goodman (Chi Truong) and Richard Goodman (Kimberly); one daughter, Reynee Fess (Robert); one brother, David Peritore; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Michael Peritore, Ronald Peritore and Gary Peritore and two sisters, Susan Peritore and Tina Peritore.  There are no prior calling hours.  Antoinette’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dodgeson Road in Alexander. Memorials may be made to Crescent Hospice, 839 Main Street, Suite D, Buffalo, SC 2932, https://hospicesc.com/make_a_donation.php.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Laura L. Salvania, 68, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at her home under the loving care of her family. Laura was born August 27, 1954 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Ralph T. and Rose J. (Calandra) Salvania. Laura was co-owner of the family restaurant, Salvania’s.  After her time at the restaurant, she was the kitchen manager at St. Joseph’s School in Batavia.  Laura loved music, the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees. Surviving are her spouse, Kathleen Coyne of Batavia; sister, Roxanne Salvania of Batavia; her beloved dog, Bailey Boy and cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia.  Laura’s funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday also at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021, www.vol4animals.org/donations.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Amelita “Lee” Colangelo, 93 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at her home while under the care of HomeCare & Hospice. She was born Sunday, March 2nd, 1930 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Alexander Colangelo and Philomena Orlando Colangelo. A member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia, Lee was a world traveler having visited six of the seven continents. An avid skier and swimmer, she loved all animals, especially cats. Lee taught for many years in the Rochester School System and was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association. She worked at Esquire Magazine in New York City in the 1950’s. Her family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of Lee’s caregivers for the devoted care they gave to her throughout the years. She is survived by her nephews, Francis N. Penna, Jr. of Batavia and Michael Cuviello of Maryland; her niece, Marianne (Michael) Kenny of Rochester, along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings, Anthony (Martha) Colangelo, Anita (James) Cuviello, Mary (Francis N. Sr.) Penna, Louis (Rita) Colangelo, Dante Colangelo and Jeanette (Ken) Seward. There are no prior visiting hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

On August 10, 2023 Butch Herdegen flew to Heaven to be with the angels. Butch loved his family and his lake home on Horseshoe Lake. Butch will be greatly missed by Janet, his wife for 61 years; his children, Butch (Jaime) of Ponce Inlet, Fla., Mike of Orlando, Fla., Maria of Orlando, Fla., Janna Bernard of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and Janet (Jim) Suggs of Winter Park, Fla.; his nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his sister, Roberta Barlow of South Carolina. Butch is predeceased by his parents Ken and Marjorie and brother, Rodney.
Friends and family may call on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 12 pm to 2 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Graveside services will immediately follow visitation at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street Road, Batavia. Please consider memorials in his name to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.
To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Mary (Priolo) Severino, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to all who knew her, age 92, now rests in peace with our Lord. Born February 20th, 1931, Mary lived a full beautiful life on the south side of Batavia. Beloved daughter of Peter and Maria Priolo, she is  predeceased by her sister Santa, brother Paulo, brother John Priolo, daughter Teresa (John) George and son Peter Severino. She is survived by her siblings Elaine Frieday and Santina Volino, her loving husband of 70 years Nicolo Severino and children Joseph (Sheri) Severino, Christine (Randy) Bow, Rosemary (Norm) Giess, Maria (Darin) Waite, Nicholas (Robin) Severino, Rafaline (Greg) Shilvock, and Jerry (Dorine) Severino.  Her family legacy includes 18 grandchildren and soon to be 10 great grandchildren. Mary’s strong Sicilian heritage and faith guided her life, helping her parents run their family-owned grocery mart on the south side of Batavia.  Her strong value placed on family could be seen by the countless Sunday afternoon family dinners of pasta with homemade sauce and meatballs.  She was especially known for her rice balls, honey balls and pizzelle made for holidays.  Mary enjoyed the company of all her kids and their families, and rejoiced at the arrival of each grandchild and great grandchild that she was able to hold in her arms.  Mary enjoyed her days faithfully watching her soaps or spending a day out shopping.  She never forgot any family member’s birthday accompanied with a card and a gift bag filled with our favorite comforts.  Mary held a strong sense of faith as a long standing member of St. Anthony’s Church.  She was an avid reader and loved to read about and hear stories about angels.  Now heaven has been gifted a new Angel.  A mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Batavia on Thursday August 17th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice, Crossroads House, or St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements for Mary were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

 

Donna P. Warner, who was a member of the founding family of Batavia Downs, passed away August 5, 2023 at age 86.

Ms. Warner lived a full and diverse life. Born on March 3, 1937 to her parents Pat E. Provenzano and Barbara Hetzler Provenzano, she joined her sister Barbara in completing their special family that spent most of their lives at the family homestead at 714 Seneca Parkway in Rochester.

Her father Pat was one of the original founders of Batavia Downs in 1940, which continues to operate as the oldest lighted harness track in North America. Ms. Warner became involved in the track in the early 1980’s and became much more involved with her sister, Barbara Samberg, after the Provenzano family took over complete ownership from 1984 through 1997. One of the many highlights during that time was being awarded a Breeders Crown race in 1988.

Ms. Warner enjoyed raising her children, nieces and nephews and watching them become involved in harness racing in all different aspects of the day to day operations. Her son Eric Warner is still involved and currently serves as the Senior Director of Racing at Monticello Raceway.

Ms. Warner had many interests and hobbies. She loved her friends and family unconditionally and there were no strangers to her. She was always willing to step up by volunteering for many different agencies and was a member of many different committees. Her faith was always front and center and she always led by example, never afraid to share her opinions or input.

Prior to her involvement in racing but after her children were older, Ms. Warner enrolled at the Isabella Graham Hart school of nursing. This was her way of comforting people at their worst times. There she made lifelong friends with co-workers and patients that she had met through her years at Rochester General Hospital. Later in her career, she worked in private practice with Dr. Brenda Ianucci and Dr. Holly Garber.

Ms. Warner was a dear friend to the Sisters of St. Joseph her entire life and was on a first name basis to many of their congregation there as she was on the medical staff at their Motherhouse. She was also a dear friend to Nazareth Academy where her mom, daughters and granddaughters all graduated from and served as president of their alumni association for many years.

Aside from all that she accomplished during her life, Ms. Warner’s proudest achievement was that of motherhood. She taught her kids to be unselfish, caring and loving. She led by example by volunteering at homeless shelters and by opening her home and heart to any and all. Her kids, grandkids, great grand-kids, nieces and nephews always came first. She was a great friend to many and will be missed dearly.

Ms. Warner was predeceased by her parents, Pat and Barbara Provenzano, sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Jim Samberg and son Gary and daughter-in-law Mary Beth Warner. She is survived by children Melissa Warner of California, Amy (Carl) Munding, Julie Miller, David (Gayle Steele), Eric (Julie Poli); 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, August 17th at Farrell-Ryan Funeral & Cremation Services located at 777 Long Pond Road, Rochester, New York. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 18th at St. Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Road, Rochester, New York.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Sisters of St. Joseph and sent to the office of Admission Advancement in care of Dawn Gruba in memory of Donna Warner, 150 French Road Rochester, NY 14618.

 

James F. Smith, 74, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

Jim was born January 30, 1949, in Peoria, Illinois, a son of the late Harold and Marian (Hammer) Smith.

Jim was a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 1967 graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Service.  He began his professional career at the former C.W. Bohm Mortuary and then at H.E. Turner where he retired from in 2012.  During his 40 year career, he opened the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen and purchased the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia and the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield.

He was a member of Resurrection Parish where he was a lector and was chairman of the church Lawn Fete.  Jim was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society and was a 4th Degree Knight in the Msgr. Kirby Council Knights of Columbus.  An active member of the Batavia Rotary Club, he served on the board of directors, was a past president and Paul Harris Fellow. He was active in the concession stand at Dwyer Stadium in the 1980’s with the Batavia Rotary Club. He was a member of the Batavia Area Jaycees and Stafford Country Club, where he served on the Board of Governors and was a past president. He chaired the Batavia Pageant of Bands and was instrumental in the formation of the Hospice Family Care in Genesee County.

Jim was a fan of the Buffalo Sabres, New York Yankees, and the Buffalo Bills, having attended Superbowl XXVI in Minneapolis.  He enjoyed traveling, golfing, meeting his friends for coffee and attending his grandchildren’s sporting and musical events.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary (Calarco) Smith of Batavia; children, Jason (Lori) Smith of Batavia, Justin (Elizabeth) Calarco-Smith of Elba, Joshua (Kristin) Smith of Batavia and Jenna (Mark) Alexander of Oakfield; grandchildren, Megan Smith, Matthew Smith, Madeline Smith, Noah Calarco-Smith, Nicolas Calarco-Smith, Lucia Calarco-Smith, Caleb Smith, Brendan Smith and Gabby Smith; his sister, Georg Ann (late Thomas) Feldman of South Carolina; brothers-in-law, Anthony (late Judy) Calarco of Batavia and Nicholas (late Marcia) Calarco of Oakfield and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Frank J. Calarco, Jr. and sister-in-law, Victoria Moscicki.

Calling hours are Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, (St. Joseph’s Church), 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

Marjorie A. Goodwin, 94, of Batavia, passed away on August 2, 2023 at the LeRoy Village Nursing Home. Marjorie was born February 16, 1929 in Batavia, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Rogers) Tracy. Marjorie enjoyed volunteering with Volunteers for Animals in Batavia, where she would bring the shelter’s cats and dogs to visit local nursing homes.  She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the VFW in Corfu.  Marjorie was an inspector with General Motors in Rochester and also worked at BJ’s in Batavia for 10 years. Surviving are her children, James (Diane) Bouton of Batavia, William (Elaine) Bouton of Alexander and Barbara (Don) Neilson of Utah; sister, Judy D’Angelo of Avon; sister-in-law, Fran Tracy of Batavia; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Orville Goodwin; son, Harold Bouton, Jr.; brothers, James, John, William and Richard Tracy; sister, Jean Orcini; step-daughter, Kathy Muhall; step-son, Keith Goodwin; sister-in-law, Betty Tracy and brother-in-law, Al Orcini. There are no prior calling hours.  Marjorie’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10 at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, 150 Alleghany Road, Corfu.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021, www.vol4animals.org/donations or to Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Robert L. Boyce, age 88, of Le Roy, passed away early Wednesday morning (July 26, 2023), after a period of declining health.  Bob, a native of Hamburg, NY, graduated from Hamburg High School. Upon completion of high school, he joined the Army and served in Korea, after which he was honorably discharged. He then continued his education at The University of Buffalo. Bob came to LeRoy with his family in 1968 to join the Ernest Townsend & Son Insurance Agency, now known as Tompkins Insurance. Bob immediately became active in the community by first joining the LeRoy Jaycees. He continued his community service with the LeRoy Rotary Club, where he was active for almost 50 years and served as president in 1975. The R.E.A. Milne Scholarship arm of the Rotary was of special interest to him. He was a Paul Harris fellow.

 

James Meier, 60, of Batavia passed away on Monday, June 26, 2023 at Rochester General Hospital. James was born Saturday, June 15th, 1963 in Rochester, New York, a son of the late Richard Meier and Jane (Casterline) Meier. He was a very talented woodworker and a founding member of the Pembroke Woodworking group. James enjoyed collecting stamps and coins, anime, and playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends. James was an educator in technology until he found his passion in woodworking. He started his own woodworking shop, Wooden Nickel, and was able to follow his honing his skills at the lathe. James is survived by his mother, Jane Meier, and sister, Deb Meier. Arrangements are under the care and direction of H. E. Turner Funeral Home. As per the families wishes there will be a celebration of life at a later time. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Rodney R. Warlick, 87, peacefully passed away on Monday, July 17th at the New York State Veteran Home in Batavia.  A special thank you to the team at the Veterans Home.  He was loved like family and treated with dignity and respect.  The care he received there was priceless.  Rodney was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Frank and Jeannette Warlick.  Preceded in death by his son James, step daughter Linda and Beatrice, the wife that changed his life. Surviving are his children, Frank and Beth, step sons Chuck and Billy.  One of the greatest joys in his life was being a grandpa.  He loved his grandkids and all the new great grand babies!  He talked about them all, even when his memory was fading. He was signed up before he left High School to enter the Marine Corp on graduation.  He served his Country for six years.  After his service he moved to NY and was with O-AT-KA Milk for 30 plus years and wore many hats during that time.  Baseball was an important part of his life.  He was always at the baseball field coaching, mentoring the areas youth and organizing with other team coaches to keep the program running year after year.  Rodney will be remembered for his dedication to creating and implementing the first youth girls’ softball league in Batavia.  Thank you Dad!! There will be no calling hours per his wishes.  In lieu of flowers, Rodney’s family asks that you bake cookies for someone you love. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

 

Joshua D. Quaintance, 34 of Bergen, passed away on July 10, 2023, at his home.  Joshua leaves behind a loving and devoted wife; Jessica (Mitchell) as well as three wonderful boys: Jaidyn B Joseph (15), Jordyn D John (14) and Jaxyn T Joshua (10).  Joshua worked for CY Farms as a truck driver.  Josh loved to be outdoors.  He enjoyed fishing and looked forward to deer season each year.  Joshua was an avid Bill’s fan and loved going to games with his dad.  As his children got older, he brought his boys to share in the experience.  Joshua enjoyed watching his kids play sports and could be found on the sidelines of every game.  His kids would say Daddy made things fun.  Joshua loved Jessica with all his heart, she was the twinkle in his eye.  Joshua loved to get creative in the kitchen.  His boys especially enjoyed taco nights.  Joshua had many nieces and nephews that adored him, they would often say, Uncle Joshy was the best. Josh had a heart of gold and made you feel a sense of comfort when in his presence.  Whenever you were with him there was sure to be laughter involved. Joshua had a way of making every event fun. He will be greatly missed.

Joshua is the beloved son of Stanley (Tracy) Quaintance, Jr. of Homosassa, FL and Melinda (Troy) Quaintance of Byron, the son-in law of Randy and Robin Mitchell.  He leaves behind is brother Justin Quaintance, his grandfather Stan Quaintance Sr, his grandmother Sue V LeSage.  Joshua also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and brother and sister in-laws.  Also many cousins, nieces and nephews. Joshua joins three family members that adored and cherished their time with him, his grandfather, Thomas J LeSage, his grandmother Sharon Quaintance and his great grandmother June R Vile.  There will be a celebration of Joshua’s life on July 22nd at 3pm at the Bergen Rod and Gun Club. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at https://www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Rita M. Rowcliffe, known affectionately as the “Gas Lady,” has left us at the age of 88. She was born on February 7, 1935, in Rochester, New York, to her loving parents Gordon Cudney and Etta (Roberts) Cudney. Rita was a woman who dedicated her life to hard work, leaving an indelible mark on the communities she served. Rita’s career was a testament to her commitment and work ethic. For an impressive 33 years, she served faithfully at Rochester Telephone. Her dedication knew no bounds as she continued to work for another 22 years at Batavia Tops Markets as the beloved “Gas Lady.” The nickname had become synonymous with Rita, a title that brought warmth and familiarity to all who encountered her. In total, Rita spent an astounding 66 years of her life working tirelessly until she retired at the remarkable age of 86. Education held great importance for Rita, and she took pride in being a member of the Byron-Bergen Class of 1953. She cherished the friendships formed during those formative years and delighted in reuniting with her classmates each month. Beyond her professional endeavors and academic achievements, Rita possessed a vibrant spirit filled with diverse interests. She enjoyed trips to the casino where she savored the thrill of chance and fortune. Furthermore, Rita embarked on extraordinary adventures with her late husband on Trailways buses while he worked as a driver. On July 10, 2023, Rita peacefully passed away in the tender embrace of the Lord. Although our hearts may be heavy with grief, let us remember Rita’s remarkable resilience and unwavering dedication throughout her life. Rita will forever be treasured by those who survive her. She is mourned deeply by her surviving family members: her brother Lyle (late Jane) Cudney of Orchard Park; sisters-in-law Shirley Cudney of Byron and Marlene (late Paul) Cerefin of Batavia. Special nieces Paula (David Renzo) Phillips of Batavia and Sandra (Wayne) Benz of Elba also held a special place in Rita’s heart. Among those who preceded Rita in death were her beloved husband, Richard H. Rowcliffe; and by her siblings: Jean (late John) Bamburowski, Glenn (late Mildred) Cudney, Marjorie (late Paul) Bostwick, Janet (late Paul) Zambito, Virginia (late Charles) Butler, Phyllis Hart, Lee Cudney, and Marilyn (late Richard) Smart. To honor the life and legacy of Rita, visitation services will be held at H.E. Turner & Co., Inc., 403 E Main Street in Batavia on July 13, 2023 from 3:00 PM and continue until 7:00 PM. A funeral service will follow the next day on July 14th at the funeral home to pay respects to this remarkable woman who touched the lives of so many. The service will commence at 2:00 PM. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution to a charity of donor’s choice. As we say goodbye to Rita M. Rowcliffe, let us celebrate a life filled with dedication, hard work, and unwavering love for family and friends. May her memory serve as a reminder to us all that through commitment and passion, we can leave an enduring impact on the lives we touch. Rest in peace, dear Rita. Please share an expression of condolence with Rita’s family at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Lt Col Todd M. “Sparky” Randall, age 69, of Batavia, NY (formally of Greensburg, PA), passed away Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th, 2023, at United Memorial Medical Center. Todd was born January 7th, 1954, in Batavia, a son of the late Paul I Randall and Joyce Ames Randall of Elba. Todd attended Elba Central School (ECS) where his leadership skills emerged early as Class President, grades 7-12. Additionally, Todd’s athleticism netted him letters in football and in his favorite sport, tennis, playing with good friend, Bart Dentino. Todd also had a touch of musical talent playing trombone in the ECS band. Graduating in 1972, Todd was in the top ten of his class. Interestingly, his Mom was ECS secretary and typed his honors letter along with the nine others. Summers and most any down time, found Todd at CY Farms working and playing beside his best friend, Chris Yunker; both under the watchful eye of Carl and the loving care of Bernice. Many stories told and untold still linger amidst those barns and fields. Todd attended the State University of New York, Brockport. Majoring in Nursing, he earned his Bachelors in 1976, graduating with honors. Todd took his first job at the VA Hospital in Batavia. Inspired by the veterans for whom he cared; Todd joined the United States Air Force in 1978. After three years at March AFB, Riverside CA, talk of orders came, but southern California had won his heart. Todd departed the Air Force in 1981 and took his first intensive care job at Loma Linda Hospital. The fire was lit. His knowledge and expertise in critical care exploded and was noted: Todd became a licensed RN legal consultant/expert witness. But, spurred by memories of his 1980 Air Force Flight School, Todd re-entered the USAF in 1984 at Maxell AFB, Montgomery AL. As Captain, he was put in charge of their small ICU. Todd immediately recognized the unit was outdated, so found himself in the Commander’s office pushing for modernization. Soon he was working side by side engineers designing the hospital’s new ICU. Todd’s critical care expertise, leadership and relentless effort to meet any challenge head on won him his next assignment to the 1st Medical Air Evacuation Squadron, Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC. At Pope, Todd was immersed in a world of high energy, fast paced, critical care, field nursing, i.e., in his glory. He was immediately welcomed by the C-130 “Tarmac Toads” and became “Sparky” after hit by a fractured lightning bolt while teaching Self-Aid and Buddy Care at co-located Ft Bragg. Professionally, Todd soared becoming Chief of Standards & Evaluation (StandEval) where he managed and conducted C-130 flight emergency procedures as well as crew evaluations and certifications for tactical aerovac. Dec 1989 brought the pinnacle of Todd’s career: 1st AES deployment in support of Operation Just Cause, Panama. Todd was an integral team member who performed life-saving interventions, stabilizing wounded soldiers for aeromedical evacuation and sadly, bringing home some of those killed in action. Late 1990, Todd’s Pope experience led him to the small, remote, tri-service base of Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. Small meant many “hats.” Todd served as Assistant Chief Nurse, Emergency Room (ER) Officer In Charge (OIC) of the best group of ER techs ever and Staff Development & Training OIC. Hot off his flying assignment, Todd helped create an Aerovac Coordinator position moving Army, Navy and Air Force troops stateside for more in depth or intensive care. From that sprouted Todd’s one nurse deep–Aquavac Coordinator–rescuing critically ill Navy crew from passerby subs via a pontoon boat. At Lajes, Todd pinned on Major. Outside the business of work, Todd managed to engage another Air Force nurse, Capt Lisa Alsippi. With his favorite Chief Nurse’s blessing, Todd and Lisa were married 19 Oct 1991. Now “joint spouse,” the Randall’s headed for Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK. Here, Todd ran the Special Care Unit, obtained his Master’s in Business Organizational Management and completed Air War College. But in 1995, Todd attained his greatest life achievement—a father to a son, Collin. After four gorgeous years in Alaska and a very long, but interesting drive down the Al Can with his Dad, Todd arrived at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH. At this major medical center, Todd served as OIC of the surgical floor. He eventually made his way to Medical Readiness earning kudos from base and civilian authorities for developing in-depth, highly realistic base exercises. Here, he pinned on Lieutenant Colonel. From Dayton, Todd proceeded to Scott AFB, Bellville, IL where he again managed a surgical floor at a major medical center. Now a Lt Col with tactical aerovac experience, highly regarded clinical expertise and exceptional leadership skills, Todd attained his premier and final position as Chief Nurse, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, overseeing, directing and flying the final missions of the C-9 Nightingale prior to its retirement. On Sep 30, 2002, Todd retired after 22 years of service. Following Lisa to Mt Home AFB, Mt Home, ID, Todd was not very good at being “retired”, so applied for a hospital, GS-11, Medical Readiness Manager position. Todd took a mess of a program and made it shine. His efforts not only won a base award, but an Air Combat Command award, and beyond that, Air Force Medical Readiness Manager of the Year. With that, the ultimate: an F-15 Fighter jet ride. His “fun meter was pegged.” Todd moved to Greensburg PA, near Lisa’s folks, when she retired in 2006. He worked in a local cardiac unit, but ulcerative colitis took over his world. Todd became severely ill from 2008-2011, nearly dying. He eventually got back on his feet and took his all-time desired retirement job–“Custodian”– at Charter Oak United Methodist Church. Here, thanks to the lead pastor and some very special staff, Todd grew in his beliefs and relationship with God. In 2014, Todd returned to his heartland, Genesee County, NY, bought a house and made it his life project. He joined Northgate Free Methodist Church where he served as usher, helped with church beautification/construction projects and visited/helped shut-in veterans and church members. Thanks to his Pastor and very good friend, Vern Saile, his small group and many others from the Saturday evening service, Todd’s knowledge and understanding of the Bible grew immensely and his relationship with the Lord flourished. Todd also became an extensive gardener like his Dad and later, a near-crazed exerciser, especially cycling. However, late 2021, Todd started to notice changes in his muscles and strength. In early 2022, the symptoms became inhibiting and in Oct 2022, Todd was diagnosed with Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) a cousin/sub-type of ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease which, along with Crohn’s, eventually stole his life. Todd is survived by his son, Collin Randall of St Louis, his mother, Joyce Randall and brother, Dave (Laura) Randall both of Batavia; his niece, Emily (Joe) DeSantis of Silver Spring, MD, his nephew, Wesley Randall of Bethel, CT and his former spouse and good friend, Lisa Randall, of New Derry, PA. Todd was preceded in death by his father, Paul I Randall and first ex-wife, Barbara (Zigrossi) Randall of Oakfield. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 10 am to 11 am at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia. Todd’s Memorial service with military honors will follow visitation at 11 am or via https://www.facebook.com/northgatefmc.  Pastor Vern Saile will officiate his services.  A reception will follow memorial services in the church common area. Interment will be private at Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba, NY. Donations may be made in Todd’s memory to Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020, The ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia, 22209 or  The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, National Headquarters, Attn: Financial Operations, 733 Third Street, Suite 510, New York, New York 10017.

 

Thomas Sobczak, age 86, of Batavia, passed away on June 30, 2023 at Premier Genesee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with Leukemia. Tom joined the United States Navy in 1954. Following his discharge from the Navy, he worked for the United States Postal Service from 1964 -1989 as a mail carrier in Buffalo. After moving to Genesee County, Tom worked for Surecast and Orcon for several years. Tom and Sally moved to Florida whereTom retired from the State of Florida Highway Department. Tom is survived by his companion, Sally Teabout, his son, Christopher Sheer (Sheryl) and daughter Kim Lambert, both of Leander, Texas; three granddaughters, Emma, Riley and Gracie. Tom is also survived by Sally’s children, Mark (Sue Ellan) Bates of Corfu, Scott (Sue) Bates of Basom and the late Cindy Miano; Sally’s six grandchildren, Jaime, Nicole, Kristina, Mitchell, Melanie and Hillary along with 8 great grandchildren. Tom was a member of the American Legion Post 332. Tom enjoyed fishing, cooking and watching the game shows. Tom was a big fan that cheered on the Florida State Seminoles, Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres! He enjoyed spending time with family and camp fires. One of Tom’s biggest joys was with the family pets, especially his Jellybean! At the request of Tom, there will be no calling hours. He will be laid to rest with military honors on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 11 am at Western New York National Cemetery. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

Stefan J. Stockton, 88, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2023. Born to the late Burton and Britta (Bird) Stockton on April 22, 1935, Stef was a life-long Batavia resident. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Judith Rose Stockton, their three daughters; Stefanie Stockton-Kobos, Kimberly (Carl) Pepe and Melody (Mike) Cole, along with 6 grandchildren; Valerie (Isaac) Hartunen, Andrew Dardaris, Christina McCartney, Grace Pepe, and Caiden and Conner Stockton-Kobos.  Also survived by brother-in-law, Fred Hyde, Mark (Liz) Hoover and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his sister, Sedra Hyde. Stef’s family was his first love and he enjoyed playing games and spending time with family.  He also had numerous beloved family pets over the years and he could often be seen walking his dog throughout town.  He was a die-hard Buffalo Bills and NY Yankees fan. He enjoyed family picnics, bowling and in his retirement, trips to Batavia Downs.  He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and worked for UPS for 30 years. There are no prior calling hours and services will be held privately. Stef will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021 www.vol4animals.org/donations. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements for Stefan were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

 

Michael D. Borkholder, 60, of Oakfield passed away Monday July 3, 2023. He was born on December 10, 1962 to John and Beverly (Cranston) Borkholder of Oakfield.  Micheal is survived by his loving wife; Janet Borkholder; children Jamie (Caleb) Morrow, Jonas (Victor Wiedemann) Borkholder, Stacy (Keith) Snyder, Tracey (Mark) Burgio; Grandchildren Gavin, Lilly, Tucker, Trake, Tryson, Connor; Siblings Debbie (Buzz) Lowe, Steve (Lisa) Borkholder, Jim (Becky) Borkholder; along with several nieces and nephews and also great nieces and nephews and his Dog children; Zach and Zoey.  Mike was the Head of Maintenance at United Memorial since 2011. He was self-employed for many years (Polar Refrigeration) and was a well-known butcher at the Meat shop, and even found time to do house renovations for family and friends. He was involved in the 4H Club as a child up through being a leader with his kids in swine club and forming shooting sports club. Mike Coached Stacy’s softball, loved hunting, archery, taking his kids fishing and Caribbean vacations with his family and friends. You could find him hanging out at the range with family and friends 3d archery, trap shooting, or enjoying a Busch Light can with the tab always at 10 o’clock and loved Tropi wine. Mike will be remembered as a funny, witty, intelligent man who loved spending time with his grandkids and was a Jack of all trades and was never too busy to lend a helping hand. He was a workaholic, always cracking jokes and had a unique personality that made him loved by all.  Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday July 9, 2023 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Monday July 10th at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County 4H Club 420 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Jared Lee Diehl, 34, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023. Jared was born on July 14, 1988 in Batavia, a son of Michael Diehl and Jeanette Czaja Diehl of Elba. Jared’s family was his life. Jared loved music and was the lead guitarist in the band GumShoe with his close friends Dan Eick and Todd Townsend. He also enjoyed any kind of sports. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 5th, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. (PLEASE USE SCHOOL STREET ENTRANCE)

Florence Ann Panek Rodon, of Oakfield, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Florence was born in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Albert Panek and Anna Polak Panek. Florence earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree in Education from SUNY Brockport. She taught elementary grade school in Webster and Batavia, retiring from the Batavia City School District. A member of St. Padre Pio Parish – Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site, she enjoyed traveling with her late husband, Richard. They visited Europe eight times and visited many continents. There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 10:00 am at St. Padre Pio Parish – Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site, 65 South Main Street, Elba. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doctors without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5023, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5023 or to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058.

Dale A. Buck, 67, of Oakfield, died Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Waterview Heights Nursing Facility, Rochester. He had a passion for life and those he loved. Calling hours are on Thursday, June 29, 11am, at the Elba Fireman’s Recreation Hall, where a Celebration of Life will be celebrated. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

William E. Caton, 76, of Batavia, died Sunday, June 18, 2023, at Strong Memorial Hospital. U S Army veteran, serving during Vietnam. He was a teacher at the NYS School for the Blind and worked for the Chamberlin Rubber Company until retirement. Calling hours are on Thursday, June 22, from 4pm to 7pm  at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the University of Rochester, The Advanced Heart Failure Program and Patient Support Fund. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Francis E.(Mike)  O’Neill, 86, of Batavia, died Friday, June 2, 2023, at the New York State Veterans Home. A US Army veteran serving during the Korean War, prior to retirement he was s truck driver for General Motors. Calling hours are on Wednesday, June 7, 10am to 11am at the funeral home, where services will commence immediately following. Memorials are suggested to the Rochester Division of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corp. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jason W. Reardon, 50, of Batavia, died Friday, June 2, 2023. He was a survivor of the 9/11 attacks and a loving father and coach. His favorite sport was hockey. Calling hours are on Thursday, June 8, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, Friday, 11am. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

James D. Heveron, 83, of East Pembroke, died Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at home. He was a fireman on the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, and a salesman for Pirelli Tires and Sears. He served in the US Coast Guard. He owned Heveron’s Towne Manor. Calling hours are on Tuesday, May 23, from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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