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LeRoy ~ John W. Purcell, age 66, of South Street Road, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

     He was born November 8, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late John Q. and Barbara Sandford Purcell.

     John attended and graduated from Pavilion Central School and Black Hills State University in South Dakota.  He worked for 30 years for the USDA / Farm Service Agency in the Tompkins County Office in Ithaca and the Genesee County Office in Batavia.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Elmore Purcell; stepdaughter, Amy Puccio (Joseph) Barry of DE; grandchildren, Madeline and Riley; sister, Sandra Purcell (Ted) Howard of Pavilion; nephews, Tad (Katie) Howard of CO and Adam (Rose) Howard of Elba; brothers-in-law, Patrick (Cleo) Elmore of E. Bethany and Robert (Angela) Elmore of FL and sister-in-law, JoAnn (James) Hanna of FL, along with many dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, September 30, from 3 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19).  Services will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with John’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.  

     Mr. Purcell and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. 585-768-2400

Richard Leslie Hyde, 82, of Tavares Florida and Byron and Alexander, New York passed away peacefully in his home of Friday, September 23, 2016 with his wife of 60 years, Joanne, at his side. He was born January 21, 1934 in Batavia, New York to the late Fred and Mildred Chandler Hyde. Richard graduated in 1953 from Batavia High School and Metal Trades Vocational School. He worked for Graham Manufacturing for three years and then started an apprenticeship in 1956 at Doehler Jarvis. On April 21, 1956 he married Joanne Gerould. Rich was drafted into the U.S. Army in December of 1956. He had basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and continued training on offset press at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and then served in Tokyo for 18 months. 
Rich was discharged from the Army in December of 1958 and returned to Doehler Jarvis to finish his apprenticeship and became a Tool and Dye maker. He left Doehler Jarvis in 1969 and went to Eastman Kodak Company as a Master Mold Maker. He retired in January of 1991 to Tavares, Florida. For many years Rich enjoyed hunting in the Adirondacks, Fishing on Lake Ontario and vacationing at Cranberry lake. He will be missed by his loving wife Joanne; his two children, Debra (Bob) Spiers of Alexander, New York, and Richard Hyde Jr (Terri Steger) of Batavia, New York; Two grandchildren, Samantha Jo (Keith) Stevenson of Waterloo, New York and Daniel Spiers of Alexander, New York; Two sisters, Joyce Kuehl and Marjorie (William) Reiss; Two brothers, Ralph Hyde and Fred (Sandra) Hyde. In memory of Rich, donations may be made for First United Methodist Church - 8221 Lewiston Road - Batavia, New York 14020 and to Alexander Fire Department – “New Ambulance Fund” - 10505 Main Street - Alexander, New York 14005.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at http://www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com 

 

maskell.jpgKenneth S. Maskell, 59 of Elba, passed away Saturday September 24, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 18, 1956 in North Tonawanda, NY to the late Herbert (Shirley Barnes) Maskell Sr.

Ken worked for many years at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia. He had a true love for cars and racing, especially drag racing his 1970 Chevy Nova at Leicester Speedway.

He is survived by his children Jessica Maskell of E. Bethany; Steven Maskell of Elba; step-daughter Jennifer and step-son Dan Gangi of Batavia; brothers Kim (Debbie) Maskell of New Mexico; Herbert Maskell Jr. of Jackson, MI; Jacqueline (Danny) Reinhardt of Elba; Helene (James) VanEpps of Warsaw; grandchildren Delilah Maskell and Kaiden Hodgins, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday September 29, 2016 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Graveside Service will take place on Friday September 30, 2016 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Elba Rescue Squad 4 South Main St. Elba, NY 14058. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

BATAVIA – Kathleen D. “Kate” Martin, 64, of West Batavia, passed away peacefully at home on Friday (Sept. 23, 2016) with her family by her side after a short battle with cancer.

She was born March 26, 1952 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Clayton J. and Dorothy Riter Martin.

Surviving are her brothers Richard C. and Donald A. Martin, of West Batavia, an Aunt, Eleanor Bartz of Joplin, Mo., and many cousins.

Kate, as she was known to her many friends, was a 1970 graduate of Pembroke Central School and Genesee Community College. She worked in an office at the college and also at the Salvation Army in the early 1970s and even volunteered as a bell ringer at Christmas. She then found her life’s work at the Batavia VA Medical Center working in several offices and lastly as a voluntary service specialist, retiring in 2010.

She belonged to the Museum Quilt Guild, was treasurer for the local DAR chapter and was a graduate of Leadership Genesee. She enjoyed country music and went to many concerts. She also enjoyed line dancing and square dancing and could be found at many local square dances. Another passion of hers was sewing and playing golf at many local courses. Kate also was secretary for the East Pembroke Cemetery Association, was an election inspector and belonged to the East Pembroke Fire Department Auxiliary. She was an excellent cook and baked many wedding cakes. Kate could be found at many fundraisers for veterans organizations and would help pass out gifts to patients at the VA on Christmas morning and also helped get toys ready to pass out at Christmas for the Salvation Army.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the C. B. Beach and Son Mortuary, 4-6 Main St., Corfu. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.

Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Genesee Cancer Assistance or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021.

The family wishes to thank all of her friends who helped out during her illness.

Laura J. Snyder, 55 of North Java, passed Thursday on September 22, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. She was born August 8, 1961 in Buffalo, to John (Jane Bennett) Kibler of Chaffee, NY. Mrs. Snyder is preceded in death by a brother Phillip Kibler.

Laura graduated from Holland Central School in 1980. She worked as a cook for over 30 years. Laura enjoyed gardening, shopping and going to N-SSA Shoots with her husband Dale. She was a loving wife, mother, nana and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband Dale B. Snyder of N. Java; son Keith (Stacy) Snyder of Alabama; daughter Melissa (Justin Ball) Snyder of Oakfield; brothers Jeffrey (Carol) Kibler of N. Collins; Jerry (Wendy) Kibler of Arcade; 3 grandchildren Eli, Zaiden and Gavin, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday September 27, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM and on Wednesday September 28, 2016 from 12 Noon to 2 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 2:00 PM Funeral Service will follow calling hours on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

Bergen - George W. Taylor, Jr., 74, of Bergen, passed away on Thursday (September 22, 2016) at the New York State Veteran's Home in Batavia.

George was born May 16, 1942 in Wheatfield, a son of the late George W. and Mary (Isaacs) Taylor, Sr.

A veteran, he served with the United States Coast Guard.  George was the owner of Memories in Warsaw and along with his wife owned Taylor's in Bergen.  He also worked at H & R Block and eventually prepared taxes independently.  George loved music and was a former mason.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah (Coppola) Taylor of Bergen; his children, Christina Kennan of Florida, Sherri (Joseph) Morris of North Carolina and George W. Taylor III of Florida; two step-children, Pamela (Mike) Barber of South Carolina and Benjamin (Beth) Farnsworth of Arizona; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He is a brother of the late Al Taylor and Carol Granger.  

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  Services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the conclusion of calling hours also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in George’s memory at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

united_airlines.jpgArthur “Bruce” Klossner, 79 of Darien Center, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at his home. He was born May 21, 1937 in Batavia, to the late William (Bernice Yates) Klossner. Mr. Klossner is preceded in death by a brother Alson Klossner.

Mr. Klossner worked for United Airlines in Buffalo for 36 years. He traveled extensively with his wife Elane, enjoyed their trips to Europe and wintered in Florida. Bruce was an avid snowmobiler in his younger years; he played the accordion and enjoyed working on cars. He was a family man that loved being with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife Elane (Rousseau) Klossner of Darien Center; sons Jeffrey (Lisa) of E. Amherst; J. Scott (Lois) Klossner of Rockaway Beach, NY; daughter Laura Klossner of Casselberry, FL; brother Keith (Judy) Klossner of Darien; sister Shirley (Willis) Teachen of Darien; grandchildren Brian (Fiancée Michelle) and Jenna Klossner, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Thursday September 29, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Darien Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York www.alz.org. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

marine_corps_logo.jpgJERRY L. ROLL

Age 63, of Cowlesville, NY died Thursday September 8, 2016 at his home. He was born July 27, 1953 in Buffalo, NY a son of the late Robert G. and Eileen (Henskee) Roll. 

Mr. Roll is a Vietnam Veteran having served with the United States Marine Corp. A self-employed general contractor he was the owner of Jerry's General for many years and was an avid hunter and fisher. 

Surviving is his daughter, Lorelei (Shawn Gaylord) Roll of Batavia; siblings, John (late Bernice) Roll of Pavilion, Judy (Bob Edwards) Roll of Kendall, James (Marlene) Roll of Alden, Jean (late Rick Landroche) Caplick of Kendall, Jay Roll of Alden; grandchildren, Ethan, Lilly, Dominic, Sebastian & Rocco Gaylord; along with nephews, David, Mark, Mike and Robert. 

The Roll family invites family and friends to join them in a Celebration of Jerry's Life and Military Honors 2:00PM Sunday September 25 at the DIBBLE FAMILY CENTER 4110 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, where a luncheon will immediately follow. Memorials in his memory are suggested to the family. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Jerry with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

THE FAMILY OF JERRY L. ROLL IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

douglas.jpg  Douglas G. McDanel, age 66 of Perry passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at his home.
Doug was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania on July 28, 1950 to the late Raymond and Andrea (Dunsieth) McDanel. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a granddaughter; Mallory R. McDanel.

Doug was a graduate of Churchville Chili High School and attended Roberts Wesleyan College. He was a self employed artist owning and operating Cornucopia Frame Shop in Perry. Mr. McDanel was an active member of the Baptist Church of Perry where he was the sound man for 30 years. He was the current curator for the The Stowell-Wiles Art Gallery located at the Perry Public Library. He attended many conferences in Japan and Texas for the Dard Hunter Conference of Paper Making. He was a proud member of the Rochester Botanical Garden Club and the Arts Council for Wyoming County. He enjoyed gardening, painting, paper making, framing art, traveling and camping.

He is survived by his loving wife Jacqueline (Tuttle) McDanel whom he married on July 7, 1973; 2 daughters, Megan (James) Samaniego of Pomona, CA and Caitlin McDanel of Seattle WA;  a son Ryan (Kimmie) McDanel of Perry; a brother Bruce McDanel of Durham, NC; brother-in-law William (Donna) Tuttle of Hamburg; granddaughter Sage Helen Samaniego; nieces Whitney Klasic and Brittany Cavenaugh; nephews Bill and Geoff Tuttle

There will be no prior visitation. A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM at The Baptist Church of Perry. 77 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

Any monetary donations will be used for the upkeep of Douglas's authentic Japanese garden at 45 Watrous Street Perry, NY 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

sabres_bills.jpgDAVID F. COUGHLIN, JR.

Age 42, of Bradenton, FL, died Saturday September 10, 2016 at his home. He was born March 26, 1974 in Batavia, NY and was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie (Seitz) Coughlin on February 24, 2016. 

David was employed by Overhead Door Co. of Sarasota, he was a 1993 graduate of Oakfield Alabama High School, enjoyed fishing, sports, especially the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. He was a Willie Nelson fan and loved his four legged companions, Bailey & Sammy. 

Surviving are his parents, David F. and Carol (Bush) Coughlin Sr. of Batavia and his sister, Michelle (Chris) Rhodes of Wyoming, nieces and nephews, Hailey, Brittany, Ryan and Michael. 

The family will be present from 4 - 5:30PM Saturday September 24 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where a Celebration of David's Life will begin at 5:30PM with dinner at the Dibble Family Center following services. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to the family. 

Please share your memories of David with his family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF DAVID F. COUGHLIN, JR. IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

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