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, or your local SPCA.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at


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 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


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, the Rochester Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive Rochester, NY 14620 or their website 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 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,  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at


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,  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at


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 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


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  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, or to Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at

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


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


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


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


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  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 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 Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at 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  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.










[There are no radio stations in the database]
More news with videos if you click this links xxnxx, xxnx, filme xxx, xxnxx,, porno