Obituaries

Janet M. Grasso, 78, of Batavia, died Friday February 7, 2020 at Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport. Janet worked for Griffith Energy for many years and was a member of Ascension Parish, the former St. Anthony’s. The Grasso family will be present from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia where prayers will be recited 8:45 a.m. Thursday February 13 followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) celebrated by rev. David R. Glassmire. Janet will be entombed in the Fr. T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Joyce E. (Skeet) Groth, 82, of Corfu, New York passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020. Joyce was a bank teller at M&T Bank in Corfu for 18 years before retiring. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 11 a.m. at the Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke or the East Pembroke Fire Dept. Rescue Squad, Batavia. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Robert G. Beyer, 94, of Brockport, died February 6, 2020 on this 94th birthday after a brief illness. Robert was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War earning a Bronze Star during World War II. Family and Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen. Robert’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Brigid’s Church, Bergen. Burial with military honors will be in the spring in St. Brigid’s Cemetery in Bergen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert’s name to the Mary Cariola Center, Rochester, or the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, c/o Lifetime Care, Attn: Donations, Rochester. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

James G. Cudney, age 77, died on Feb. 3, 2020 at Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester. Jim was a Switch Technician at Rochester Telephone Co. for 34 years and and also at Adelphia Communications in Buffalo for 5 years. He served from 1964 until 1966 as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war. In retirement he served his community as Councilman of Byron for 5 years and Chairman of the ZBA for 4 years. At his request there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring with burial in the North Byron Cemetery and a military honor guard. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

George J. Capp, 86, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020, at his home in Rochester. Mr. Capp served his country honorably with the Air Force where he was a mechanic. Following his discharge, he worked for many years as a mechanic with the US Post Office in Rochester. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where Capp’s funeral service and military honors will immediately follow calling hours at 4 p.m. Private burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Capp’s memory may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center, Rochester or the Eastman School of Music, Rochester. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Amy L. Huntzinger (Netter), 62, of Batavia, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Amy volunteered at the Corfu Fire Department and was the first female firefighter in Genesee County. Additionally, she worked at Genesee Memorial Hospital for 17 years, beginning as a nurse’s aide and subsequently becoming an EMT in the emergency room. She began working at H&R Block as a Tax Specialist and retired after 32 years. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. Her Celebration of Life will immediately follow visitation. A luncheon will immediately follow at The Oasis Restaurant located at the Quality Inn, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Amy’s memory may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, Washington, DC. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Ernest Eugene Thomas, 76, of Bergen and Penn Yan died January 31st, surrounded by his family. As a high school graduate, Ernest joined the United States Air Force, where he served his country as a bomber mechanic. After his years in the service, he started as a mold maker, first at Nylamold and then 21 years at Kodak. Calling Hours will be at H.E. Turner Funeral Home, Bergen on Monday, February 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 South Lake Avenue at 11 am on Tuesday, February 4. Burial, with military honors will follow in Mount Rest Cemetery. Flowers are graciously accepted. Donations can be made in Ernest’s name to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, Attn: Donations, Rochester. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner Funeral Home, Bergen.

Jason M. Giuliani, 41, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Thursday January 30, 2020. Jason was a Quality Control tech and Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia. Jason’s family will be present from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday February 3, 2020 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, where a Celebration of Jason’s Life will begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorials in his memory can be made to the family. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Leora Zillman Reinhart, 100, of Batavia, longtime resident of Pavilion, died Wednesday, January 29, 2020. She was known and remembered by many while employed as the medical secretary and assistant to Dr. Walter Heuman in Pavilion for 17 years and to Dr. Julius Katzenstein in Batavia for 11 years. Per her request, there will be no calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 3rd at 10 a.m. at Mary Immaculate Parish, St. Mary’s Site, Pavilion. Private burial will be in Oatka Cemetery. Charitable donations may be given in her name to Linwood Gardens, Linwood. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Isaac M. Styer “Ike”, 40 of Batavia, died Wednesday January 29, 2020 after a courageous and faithful battle with cancer He was a lineman for Asplundh Tree Company and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia. He was a member of the 1997 graduating class of LeRoy High School, where he played on the 1995 NYS State Champion Football Team. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday February 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, where a funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, Batavia. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

David Carlton Lapp, 58, of LeRoy, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at his home. Calling hours are Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. At the request of the Lapp family there will be no funeral service. Memorial contributions in David’s memory may be made to the Lapp family. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Patricia L. Dzienciol “Trish”, 50 of Akron, died Tuesday January 28, 2020 from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Trish was employed as a healthcare aide for the NYS School For The Blind in Batavia. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Akron.

Harvey E. Griffin “Gene”, 75 of East Pembroke, NY, died Friday January 24, 2020 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday February 1st from 2 to 4 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Esther M. Toal, 86, of Batavia, died Thursday, January 23, 2020, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing At Batavia. Esther was a cafeteria worker for Batavia City Schools and also worked at the former J.J. Newberry’s in Batavia. Calling hours are Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church, Batavia, where services will be held at 5 p.m. also on Sunday. Esther will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia, Alzheimers Association, Western New York Chapter, Williamsville or Batavia First Presbyterian Church, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Robert Hutton, 77, of Batavia, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Bob was a long time county employee having retired from the Highway Department. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday January 31, 2020 at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Oakfield Community Bible Church. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Martha Ruth Thom, 39, of Stafford, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. At Martha’s request, there will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life to be held at noon on Friday January 31, 2020 at Northgate Free Methodist Church, Batavia. Private burial will be in White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Martha’s memory may be made to the family, c/o H.E. Turner & Co., Inc., 403 E. Main St., Batavia, to establish an education fund for Peyton. Please make checks payable to David Thom. Arrangements by: the care of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Sath P. Dhanda, 39, of East Bethany, died unexpectedly Monday, January 20, 2020. He was an avid sports fan and golfer. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where Prayers will be recited on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Sath’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Jospeph’s Church, Batavia with Rev. Thaddeus N. Bocianowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sath’s memory may be made to Notre Dame High School, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Robert D. Ridley, 82, of Bergen, died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Robert retired from Kodak in 1991 after 29 years and then began to farm. He was a founding member and volunteer for the LeRoy Volunteer Ambulance and also a founding member for the Coast Guard Flotilla of Conesus Lake. Robert was also the tin smith for the Genesee Country Village and Museum. Calling hours are Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Robert will be laid to rest in Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Genesee Country Village and Museum, Mumford. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Susan Borgal Serinis, 71, of Oakfield, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. From the time she graduated from High School until the day she retired, she was a nurse. She spent most of her nursing career as a nurse with the VA Medical Center in Batavia, New York. She was one of the first PTSD nurses when the program opened in Batavia, and she took a lot of pride in helping the Veterans during their recovery. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia’s Site, Oakfield. Burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield, with a luncheon to follow at the fellowship hall at St. Cecilia’s Church in Oakfield. Memorial contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish, Oakfield. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Roger L. Baranyi of Alden, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Erie County Medical Center. Roger was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union #17 and was a former Lancaster Speedway race car driver. Services to be held with immediate family only. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

Frank J. Wratny, Jr., 91, of Batavia, died Friday, January 17, 2020, at his home under the loving care of his family. Frank served with the Army during both World War II and Korea and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell in Agricultural Finance. He went on to have a long career with Marine-Midland Bank, retiring as the branch manager of the bank’s Gowanda location. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Frank’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday January 23, 2020 at the Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Gowanda Free Library, Gowanda. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Frances P. Cirillo, 95, of Batavia, died Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the NYS Veteran’s Home in Batavia. Frances worked for over 37 years at Alexander Central School, retiring as business manager. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday January 21, at the Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances’s memory may be made to New York State Veteran’s Home, Activities Fund, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Marie R. Shoemaker, 83, of West Barre, died Saturday January 11, 2020 at her home. Marie worked for 30 years as a corporate secretary in Buffalo until 1979 when she married the love of her life and moved to West Barre. The Shoemaker family will be present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday January 17, 2020 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia where a Celebration of Marie’s Life will begin at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to any PAWS location or please consider planting a tree in her memory as Marie always tried to grow love throughout her life. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia.

Belva Ruth Calnan, 83, of Jacksonville, FL died Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Belva worked as a teacher for special needs children at BOCES which was the job she truly loved, and later as a caretaker for mentally challenged adults for ARC, both of which are in Batavia. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., where services will immediately follow visitation. Burial to follow at the Cary Cemetery, Oakfield. A luncheon will follow graveside services at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Oakfield, NY. Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Richard Eugene Strobele, 68, of Batavia, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at his home in Batavia. Richard served his country honorably with the United States Army. There will be no visitation. Services will be held privately with Burial in Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richard’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Susan E. Montreal, 62, of Pavilion, died Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Batavia. Sue worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for many years. Sue’s family will be present from 2 p.m. to 6p.m. at the Hope Center of LeRoy , on Saturday January 18, 2020 where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 3 p.m. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Hope Center of LeRoy. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia.

Michael F. Wright, 76, Holley, died on December 5, 2019. Michael was a well-respected and notable therapist who impacted many people throughout Western New York during his tenure. At his request funeral services held privately, memorials a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Batavia.

Donelda K. Drosky, 79, of Bergen, died Friday January 10, 2020 at her home in Bergen. Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donelda’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Williamsville, or online at www2.heart.org. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Donald H. “George” Anawald, 86, of Corfu, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Don served in the United States Air Force and was the Quarter Master of the Joseph M. Collins V.F.W. in Alexander from 1957-1969 and a Life Member. Don worked for Eaton, Yale & Towne and then O&K Trojan in Batavia for 31 years. He was the only retiree of Majic Corrugated in Batavia. Family and friends may call Friday, January 10 from 2 to 4:30 p.m and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu . Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11 at 1 p.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Corfu Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir, or the Beachhead V.F.W., Alexander. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu

Dolores “Dee” Elizabeth Ognibene, 84, of Batavia, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing in Batavia. She traveled all over New York State, along with Canada, Texas and the Eastern United States for over 30 years winning numerous Quarter Horse awards that include World Championship in Oklahoma and All America Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio. Friends may call from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday at St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow visitation at 12 p.m. with Rev. Paul Bonacci officiating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Lucy Taylor Snell, 81, of Corfu, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 surrounded by her family. Lucy was a 4-H economics agent with Genesee County, where she met her loving husband Roger Snell. Roger and Lucy dedicated their lives to their Airville Farm until his death in 1990. Lucy was a 50-year member of the East Pembroke Grange and a member of the MADD support group. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4th at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

David F. Genagon, 64, of Elba died after a brief stay at Unity Hospital on Sunday, December 29, 2019. David was the fourth generation to work the Genagon family farm before joining Kodak for 35 years. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, January 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., LeRoy. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 4th at 10 a.m. at Living Waters Church, LeRoy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., LeRoy.

Alice J. Taddei, 89, of Oakfield, died Friday December 27, 2019 at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. Mrs. Taddei was a longtime member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield and worked at the former Sylvania plant before its move. There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the Taddei family. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. padre Pio Parish. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

John D. Falker, 83, of Basom, died Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Buffalo General Hopital. John worked for Chapin International in Batavia, for 26 years before retiring in 1996. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday December 30, 2019 at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, (Hamlet of Indian Falls). Mr. Falker’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Karen Grinnell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Friends may attend a snack reception at Ken’s Charcoal Pit following the service. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home of Batavia.

Henry P. Valerych, 93, of Oakfield, died December 25, 2019. During WWII, at age 17, Hank quit school and joined the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Mosopelea ATF 158, which was commissioned on his 18th birthday. He soon after enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Korea and Germany, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant before retiring in 1966. He then worked at and ultimately retired from Graham Manufacturing in Batavia, where he was an active member of the Graham Retiree’s Group, serving as Treasurer of many years. As one of the Genesee County NYSARC founders, Hank and his wife helped create and grow the agency from its inception. He chaired the Membership Drive, the Genesee ARC Bowl-A-Thon and the ARC Tournament raffle, helping raise more than $500,000 in his lifetime to support and expand programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. His many honors included being Geneseean of the Year in 1993 (along with his wife, Ann – the first couple so honored), and most recently receiving the 2019 Spirit of Arc Award.
Friends are invited to call on Friday January 3, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. Batavia. A 12 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 4th at Resurrection Parish, Batavia. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials are suggested to the Arc of Genesee Orleans, program to be determined, Batavia. As Membership Chair, Hank would be delighted if you chose to join or renew your membership. Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., Batavia.

Geraldine Cassiano, 87, of Oakfield, died peacefully Thursday morning December 12, 2019 at her home. She was born in Aquila, Italy on November 19, 1932, to the late Tullio and Linda Centi. Mrs. Cassiano came to America around the age of 8 and settled in Manhattan, working for dress designer, Oleg Cassini in NYC. Please join Geraldine’s family 10 a.m. Thursday December 19, 2019 at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site) to Celebration her Mass of Christian Burial. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery alongside her husband and memorials in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Ercel A.Putney, 95, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. An active 4-H leader for 25 years of the Alexander Buttons & Batter 4-H Club, she was also a member of Home Bureau, Hobby Club, and the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Family and friends are invited to join Ercel’s family for tears, hugs, and fond memories at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia, on Wednesday, December 18th from 4 to 8 pm, and on December 19th from 9:30 to 11 am at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, with the funeral service immediately following. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Alexander. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department Rescue Squad Ambulance Fund or the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, .Batavia.

Jon B. Martino, 55, of Oakfield, died peacefully Wednesday December 11, 2019 at Crossroads House. Jon worked for the University of Rochester and was a member of Resurrection Parish. Jon’s family will be present from 5-8p.m. on Friday December 13, 2019 at the the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, please assemble 11 a.m. at Resurrection Parish St. Mary’s Site on Saturday December 14 to Celebrate Jon’s Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Heidi L. Hopkins, 46, of Perry, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Heidi enjoyed painting, completing jigsaw puzzles, and cooking. Most of all, she loved caring for her family. Friends may call from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday December 16, 2019 at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where Heidi’s Funeral Service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Bill Hockey will officiating. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Heidi’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Luella Josey, 82, of Batavia, died Sunday, December 8, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing, in Batavia. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Luella’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Felicia L. (DeFazio) Boies, 89, died Sunday morning December 8, 2019 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Felicia worked as a secretary for many years at Montgomery Ward, Dairylea and Tyler Truck Lines and retired in 1991. After her retirement she enjoyed working part time in the cafeteria for the Batavia School District. At her request there will be no calling hours. A Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday Dec. 14th at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph Worship Site, Batavia. Interment will be private in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia, NY.

Mary Ann Reigle, 72, of Davenport, Florida, and a longtime resident of Batavia, died at her home on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She recently retired from Walt Disney World where she spent the past 15 years in Cinderella’s Castle. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Ann’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, Amherst. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Constantino, 81, of Batavia, died Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to the family. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Janice Mae Smith, 81 of Batavia, died Thursday December 5, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday December 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Robert J. Brice, 62, lifelong Batavia resident, died Wednesday December 4, 2019 following a long illness at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. Robert enjoyed all genres of music and had a great love of family. Services for Robert will be held privately for the family and he will be laid to rest in Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials in his memory are suggested to his family. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Duane A. Blakeman, 62, of Batavia, died Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. Duane was a Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed NASCAR and watching WWE Wrestling. Funeral service will be held privately by Duane’s family and memorials in his memory are suggested to the family. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Russell A. Severance ,68, of Batavia, died December 3, 2019 at Crossroads House. Russ served his country honorably with the US Navy and was retired from Harrison-Radiator in Lockport. His time and love was for family, especially his grandchildren. The Severance family will be present from 3-8p.m. on Monday December 9 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia where a Remembrance Service will begin at 7:30p.m. Russ will be laid to rest in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Amherst with his parents and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Robert K. Aradine, 84, of Bergen, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia. Bob was a lifetime farmer and truck driver, a 45 year member and past Master of the Hesperus Lodge Free and Accepted Masons in Bergen, and a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen. Flowers are gratefully declined, however those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Robert’s name can do so to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Reyburn W. Campbell, Sr., 88, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he taught 4th grade at Elba Central School from 1964 to 1969. In 1969, Rey became the elementary principal at Elba Central School, having retired in 1986. A veteran, Rey served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from January 3, 1952 to November 27, 1953 aboard the USS Quincy. Calling hours are Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Batavia, were services will be held at 2:30 p.m. also on Saturday. Private burial with military honors will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. Memorial contributions in Reyburn’s memory may be made to the Elba Central School District, in memo line please write in memory of Reyburn W. Campbell, Sr., Elba, or to All Babies Cherished, Batavia. Arrangements by: The H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home Inc. Batavia.

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