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mcvay.jpg Albert Fred McVay, 85, of Alexander passed away peacefully on Monday January 16, 2017 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born on April 22, 1931 in Warsaw to the late Merle and Laura (Gould) McVay. He is preceded in death by his sons Lloyd A. McVay, and Dennis L. McVay; siblings Kenneth (Mary) McVay, Leslie McVay, Alfred McVay, Richard (Corrine) Dunham and Arloween (Robert) Johnson.
 
Albert served with the United States Marine Corps as a Radio Operator in Korea. He worked at Sylvania in Batavia, the Batavia School District, and doing  work for many other people. He was a member of the Attica First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Trustee and also served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher at the West Bethany Baptist Church. Albert was a member of the Adventures of Attica First Baptist Church, The Marine Corps League, West Bethany Cemetery Association, and the Alexander Happy Agers.
 
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years Ruth (Alwardt) McVay of Alexander; his children Denise McVay of Attica, Wendy (David) Parker of Venice, FL., Bernie McVay of Batavia, Sandra (Todd) Schrauger of Jacksonville, FL., Duane (Vickie) McVay of Oakfield; sister in law Millie McVay of East Pembroke; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
 
Family and Friends are invited to call on Friday January 20, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday the 21st at the Attica First Baptist Church 3 Prospect St. in Attica. He will be laid to rest in the West Bethany Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Dept. P.O. Box 336 Alexander, NY 14005 or the Attica First Baptist Church 3 Prospect St. in Attica. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011

estabrook.jpg Betty W. Estabrook, age 93, of Perry, passed away on Sunday January 15, 2017 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. Betty was born in Holley, New York on August 23, 1923 a daughter of the late Frank W. and Dortha (Maxon) Warne. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Paul Estabrook who passed away in 1969; a son Burton Estabrook who passed away in 1996; a grandson Adam Webster who passed away in 2015 and a brother Calvin Warren who passed away in 2006.

Betty was a 1942 graduate of Batavia High School. She worked many years at the family business the former Warne’s Furniture store in Perry. She served with the US Navy Waves during WWII. Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry.

She is survived by a daughter; Gail (Bruce) Webster of Warsaw; a son Alan (Margaret Bank) Estabrook of Brighton; a daughter-in-law Deborah Estabrook of Cincinnati, OH., sister-in-law Norma Warne of Fl.; grandchildren Paul (Molly Flaherty) Webster, Michael Webster, Jennifer Webster, Bradley (Leslie) Rosenthal and Stephanie (Gary) Cooper; 7 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. A 3:00PM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday January 21, 2017 at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry where she will be laid to rest.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Public Library 70 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530 or to Home Care and Hospice 450 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569 or visit www.homecare-hospice.org. 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.

 Albert H. Maxwell, 91, of Melbourne, FL formerly from Batavia, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 with family by his side. 
Albert was born April 7, 1925 in Alden. He served in WWII from 1944-1946 as a member of the 89th Infantry Division where he received the Army of Occupation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal.

Al was a loyal truck driver for Tyler Truck Lines for many years until he retired in 1990. In the past, he enjoyed fishing, some traveling, line dancing, movies and dining out. 

Al is survived by his children; Richard (Darleen) Maxwell of Batavia; Judy (Al Paolucci) of Melbourne, FL; Jeff (Sandy) Maxwell of Oakfield; Becky Downs of Melbourne, FL; and his dearest companion, Josephina Moreno and her children. He was predeceased in death by his son, Albert H. Maxwell II. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Burial will be in Cary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

 

LeRoy ~ Lynette C. "Scottie" Graham, age 78, of Griswold Circle, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning (January 15, 2017) in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born April 25, 1938 in Glasgow, Scotland, a daughter of the late John and Christina Brock Laughlin. 

     Scottie traveled to America in 1952 by herself, as a 12 year old aboard the ocean liner, Mauretania, to live with her sister, Helen and brother-in-law, Richard Ladd.  Her sister, Helen, who had been in America for a few years with Richard, a WWII soldier, that she met and married in Scotland, had arrived here in 1948 as a war bride.  They paid Scottie's passage here to give her a chance at a better life in America.

     She first lived with them in Batavia and then they moved to LeRoy, where she has resided ever since.  She graduated from LeRoy Central School in 1956.  This is where she got the nickname "Scottie".  She also met her future husband, David Graham, here as well.  She became an American citizen in 1961 before she was married.  She and David married on October 14, 1961 and celebrated their 55th anniversary this past October.

     In 1988, Scottie began her career at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.  She never dreamed she would be there for 29 years.  She was an Angel to so many patients that were on the same journey that she has now gone through.  Lynette believed that we have many angels amongst us and in the final days of our lives, they are present to guide us peacefully home to our Lord.

     She will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband, David; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Mark Tomaszewski; granddaughters, Conor Rose Tomaszewski and Krysta Graham Tomaszewski; sister, Helen L. Ladd; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Marty Graham, "grand-dog", Harley Tomaszewski, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Catherine Cavanaugh, Christina Campbell, Isabelle Laughlin and Hugh Laughlin; in-laws, John and Isabelle Graham; brother-in-law, Richard Ladd and sister-in-law, Nancy Graham Grayson Heath.

     A special thank you to mom's niece, Leslie, for staying by mom's side and the family's.

     The family also wants to thank the Homecare & Hospice people for all their wonderful care to both Scottie and her family.

     There will be No Prior Calling Hours.  Graveside services will be announced at a later date in the spring.

     Contributions can be made to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, NY 14482, where a fund has been established to construct a special garden area for the residents in memory of Scottie.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Scottie's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Graham and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. 585-768-2400

Rochester ~ Louis R. Baglio, age 91, passed away early Sunday morning (Jan. 15, 2017) at Unity Hospital.

     He was born November 1, 1925 in Perry, NY, a son of the late Frank and Frances Hinrich Baglio.

     Mr. Baglio was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be deeply missed by his family.  He was a very proud U.S. Marine veteran.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, traveling with his wife and doing ancestry research.  He was also a retiree from Bausch & Lomb, where he worked for many years as an accountant.

     He is survived by his children, Cheryl (David) Dillman of Rochester, Brenda Williams of Bergen and Craig (Patricia) Baglio of Rochester; grandchildren, Jason (Whitney) Rowland, David (Christine) Dillman, Robert (Lisa) Williams, Aimee (Jeff) Clauss, Jennifer (Frank) Trigilio, Christopher Williams, Samantha Williams, Nicholas Baglio, Brian Baglio, Joshua Baglio, Zachary Baglio, Sara Baglio and Matthew Baglio, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous cousins.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Jeanette Baglio in 2011.

     Family and friends are invited to his Rite of Christian Burial on Friday, Jan. 20 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment with military honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Baglio's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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

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Batavia - Anne M. Garlock, 78, of Batavia, former owner of Anne Garlock Office Products in Geneseo, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Unity Living Center, in Rochester.

Mrs. Garlock was born August 27, 1938 in Warwick, RI, a daughter of the late Waldo and Katherine (Talty) Nichols.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Batavia.  She was on the Board of Trustees at Genesee Community College for 10 years, member of the Batavia Rotary Club where she received the Paul Harris Fellow and served as the costume mistress for several Rotary Shows. 

Prior to moving to Batavia, she was active in a parent’s organization at St. Catherine’s Church in Warwick R.I. where she received the inspiration to organize community events. She served on the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and was the founding organizer of the Batavia Wing-Ding/Summer in the City event.  In her capacity as a member of the Genesee Arts Council, she served as the founding organizer of the Picnic in the Park. 

She was a past president of the Genesee Memorial Hospital League, served in a variety of school based activities, volunteered at the NYS School for the Blind, March of Dimes and was a member of the Batavia Jayncees and Lioness Clubs.  She received the honor of "Woman of the Year" from in Zonta Club in 1995. 

She enjoyed lending her artistic ability to many events including clown face painting, doing make-up for Rotary Shows and decorating for formal affairs.  She touched many lives by being a force behind so many endeavors.  She was a great person without ever thinking she was great.

She is survived by her husband, J. Peter Garlock, whom she married August 29, 1959; 5 children, Timothy (Bethany) Garlock of Batavia, Julie (Kevin) Klabunde of PA, Susan Francis (Fiancée John Zola), Scott (Lynn) Garlock and Sara Tenney, each of Batavia; a brother, William Nichols of RI; 2 sisters, Catherine Atkinson and Margaret Toole, both of RI; a sister-in-law, Roslyn Nichols of RI; 2 brothers-in-law, Thomas Scanlon of RI and Richard (Kathy) Garlock of SC; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother of the late Thomas Richard Garlock and sister of the late James Nichols and Maureen Scanlon.  

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Anne’s Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Site, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Community College Foundation, 1 College Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Ruby Mae Frisby, 92, of Batavia, a self-employed housekeeper in Batavia, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, in Buffalo.

Mrs. Frisby was born July 28, 1924 in Dansville, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Flora (Riber) Hasselbeck.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Batavia.

She is predeceased by her husband, Van Frisby, Sr., who died in 1974.

Survivors include a daughter, Roxanne Arnone of Attica; a son, Donald (Melody) Frisby of LeRoy; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Frisby of Batavia; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  

She was the mother of the late Sharon Frisby, Ricky Frisby, and Vance Frisby and sister of the late Ray Hasselbeck and Isabell Conrad.   

Services will be Private.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, NY.  Memorials may be made to Western New York Heroes, 8203 Main St., Suite #11, Williamsville, NY 14421.  Arrangements were completed by Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Batavia - Thomas J. Roach, 71, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday (January 12, 2017) at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Tom was born November 19, 1945 in Batavia, a son of the late John T. and Bernice L. (Decker) Roach.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his lifelong career in the car business with John T. Roach Inc., Jim Barnard Chevrolet and Castilone.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batavia.

Survivors include three daughters, Jane (Robert) Johnson of Batavia, Janine (David) Galante of Williamsville and Jacquelyn (Brian) Fowler of Batavia; his grandchildren, Alexander Johnson, Trevor Galante, Lena Galante, Ava Galante and Gavin Fowler; two sisters-in-law, Joanne (late Anthony) Tamburello of Williamsville and Marlene (Jack) Williams of Syracuse and a dear friend, Rosemarie Lester of Batavia.

Tom is the husband of the late Andrea J. Roach.

Calling hours are Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia.  Tom will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, in care of United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or online at www.geneseecancerassistance.com/donate/.

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

 

 

 

Churchville - Daniel S. Grastorf, 46, of Churchville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, (January 11, 2017) in Henrietta.

Mr. Grastorf was born November 15, 1970 in Batavia, the son of Gary G. and Cheryl (Ellison) Grastorf of Churchville.

Daniel was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and worshiped at St. Peter's Church in LeRoy.  An avid golfer, he was a member of the Caledonia and Batavia Country Clubs.

Along with golf, he enjoyed hunting, football, scratch offs, attending Sabres and Amerks games.  He was a kid at heart.  In high school, he was active in the Byron-Bergen Sports Program having wrestled and played soccer.  He continued to cheer from the sidelines regularly. 

Along with being a devoted husband, Daniel cherished being a father to his two beautiful children.  They were the light of his life.  

He is survived by his wife, Nicole (Ezzell) Grastorf, whom he married June 8, 2013.

Surviving along with his wife and parents are his son, Brody Truman Grastorf and daughter, Scottie-Lynne Grastorf both of home; his father-in-law, Rene (Kelly Loewke) Ezzell, and mother-in-law, Toni Ezzell both of Bergen; a brother-in-law, Sean (Samantha Burnside) Ezzell of LeRoy; Nicole's Maternal Grandmother, Caroline (late Anthony) Jachimowicz of Batavia.  Several cousins also survive.

Friends may call on Sunday and Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  Danny’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, (January 17, 2017) at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Site, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Patrick T. Bodkin, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, in Buffalo.

Mr. Bodkin was born March 11, 1933 in Buffalo, a son of the late George and Katherine A. Conners Bodkin.

A member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Pat proudly served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Calibrated Charts in Batavia as their data processing manager.

He is survived by his wife, Joan F. Barton whom he married November 22, 1985; his children, Christopher (Susan) Bodkin of Buffalo, Janine (Jim) Smoltz of Detroit, Michigan, Sean Bodkin of Lackawanna, Christopher (Diane) Deleo of Batavia and Steven (Christy) Deleo of Pavilion, seven grandchildren, Taylor, Noelle, Keira, Justin, Audree, Roman and Joel; his sister, Rosemary (Kendall) Davis of Buffalo; his sister-in-law, Joan Bodkin of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late Barbara Fahey and George Bodkin.

Friends may call on Saturday from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe – East Pembroke Site, 8656 Church Street, Pembroke. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, P.O. Box 278, Corfu, New York 14036.  Burial, with full military honors, will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Pat’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

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