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Batavia - Dorothy Beatrice Wills of Batavia passed away peacefully on August 22nd, 2015 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born in Liverpool, England on February 2nd, 1926, the daughter of Emma (Wood) and John Joseph Aldersey.

Her teenage years were consumed by World War II. She shared many stories of the nightly bombings and blackout periods, city children sent out to the countryside for their safety and very stringent food rationing. In England during the war, women who had reached their 18th birthday had a choice of working on a farm or working in a factory manufacturing ammunition. Dorothy chose to make cardboard and wax shell casings.

Dorothy married Cyril John Wills from Castle Pollard, Ireland on July 26th, 1947 in Liverpool, England. She followed her husband to Toronto, Canada and then on to the United States with the hope of making a better life. She left behind her mother, sisters and brother.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her sisters, Margaret (Ken) Shobbrook, Doreen Croft and brother William Aldersey.

Dorothy retired from McCurdy’s in Rochester after 12 years of service as a consultant in the drapery department. She was an active member of the Transatlantic Brides Association. After moving to Batavia she volunteered in the gift shop at UMMC. She was an accomplished knitter and made many hats for babies born at UMMC. She made a super apple pie and enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Lesley (Edmund) Kosiorek of Batavia; two grandsons, Casey (Debra) Kosiorek of LeRoy and their children, Katherine, Matthew and John and  Joseph (Samantha) Kosiorek of Fairport and their children, Ella and Abigail; a son, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired USAF) Russell Wills of Mary Esther, Florida and a grandson, Derek Wills of Ogden, Utah and a granddaughter, Wendy (Kurt) Vinhage of University Park, Pennsylvania; a brother in law, Ken Croft of Liverpool, England and a nephew, Michael Croft of London, England.

Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 12:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, New York 14228.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

engineering_0.jpgFrancis J. Guppenberger P.E., 92, of Batavia passed away on August 25, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on November 13, 1922 in Buffalo, New York to the late August J. (Mary A. Zeitz) Guppenberger. Mr. Guppenberger is preceded in death by his wife Carol L. (Precht) Guppenberger; son Mark F. Guppenberger.

Francis graduated from Purdue in 1943 with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and later went on to become a professional engineer. He was the President of F.J. Guppenberger, Inc. Francis was big into the Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Meal on Wheels with his wife Carol. Francis was also on the City Planning Board and he was a life time member of St. Mary’s Church and often volunteered there and at St. Mary’s School.

He is survived by his sons Thomas J. (Cherie) of Washougal, WA; Peter W. Guppenberger of Batavia; daughters Terri M. (Donald) Hunter of Bogota, NJ; Susan C. (the late William) Keidel of Churchville; Mary Beth (Robert) Lovria of Batavia; Ellen A. (Alan) Beideck of Saranac Lake; Linda L. (Alan) English of Central Square; Lisa K. (Dean) Hewitt of Perry; daughter-in-law Mary Lou Guppenberger of NC; 27 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, brothers Joseph M. of Batavia; James (the late Jean) of FL; Rev. August Guppenberger of Cincinnati, OH; sisters Mary (the late John) Yunker of Oakfield; Helene (John) Beuler of Livonia; Lois (John) Gringer of Spencerport; Barbara Guppenberger Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday August 28, 2015 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:15 PM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday August 29, 2015 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020 or Glenmary Mission www.glenmary.org. 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.

brown1.jpgHarold N. Brown, 77, of Alexander passed away unexpectedly August 24, 2015 at home on the farm.  He was born August 27, 1937 Batavia, New York to the late Norman (Christine Jensen) Brown. He is preceded in death by his sister Marie Brown.

Harold was a 4th generation owner and operator of Valley View Farm which has been passed down to his children and grandchildren. He was active in several farm organizations. Harold was also a lifetime member of both the Alexander United Methodist Church and Alexander Fire Department, and was also on the Alexander Town Board of Appeals. Harold loved woodworking and could often be found in his shop. What Harold loved the most however, was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Marcia (Gabriel) Brown of Alexander; son Lee (Nancy) Brown of NC; 5 daughters Melinda (Richard) Robbins of CA, Arlene (Chip) Fenwick of MD, Jean (Douglas) Pennoyer of FL, Marcia (Paul) Hirsch of Alexander, Kathleen (Jeff Geer) Brown of Alexander; sisters Shirley Lear of NH, Eleanor Stone of Naples, NY, Norma (Norman) Bartz of Alexander, Peggy (Joe) Pfalzer of Alexander; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday August 27, 2015 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday August 28, 2015 at Alexander United Methodist Church 10540 Main St Alexander, New York 14005. He will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alexander United Methodist Church 10540 Main St Alexander, New York 14005 or To the Alexander Fire Department New Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 152 Alexander, New York 14005. 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.

ryan2.jpgMichael Dennis Ryan, 74, formerly of Attica, passed away on August 9th, 2015 at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas. Mike was born on June 6, 1941 to the late John and Elizabeth (Feis) Ryan. 

Mike grew up with three brothers and three sisters in Blasdell, NY, attended Attica High School, and graduated in 1959, after which he joined the US Air Force for six years.  Mike was a devoted family man, community minded, and civically engaged.  On June 19, 1965 he married Linda Stepp, and together they raised three children where he enrolled in Genesee Community College in 1975 and studied Business during his time there.  Mike was a village justice in Attica, NY for over a decade and was an active member of the Attica fire department for numerous years.  He worked for GTE Sylvania, from which he retired, and after he and Linda chose to pursue separate interests, Mike moved to the central New York area to work at TRW.  After entering retirement for a second time, Mike moved to his final home in Texas to be with his daughter and grandchildren. Mike was a highly social person who enjoyed hobbies that allowed him the opportunity to spend time with friends and family.  He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed spending a peaceful day by the water.  He was always a loyal Buffalo Bills fan, cheering them on, win or lose.  Additionally, Mike enjoyed a good game of poker and spent many of his final years enjoying regular poker games and camaraderie at the free poker nights held near his home in New Braunfels. If a family member or friend had a need of someone, Mike was always the first to step up, often putting aside his own agenda to assist someone else. 

Mike is survived by three children, Marnee (Nathan) Weir of New Braunfels, TX, Michael Ryan of Buffalo, NY, and Matthew (Melanie) Ryan or Scio, NY, five grandchildren, Elissa Weir, Jessica Weir, and Ryan Weir of New Braunfels, TX and Zachary Ryan and Alexander Ryan of Scio, NY, his ex-wife, Linda (Stepp) Ryan of Clearwater, FL, his brothers Tom Ryan and John (Rosemary) Ryan, his sister Patricia (Steven) Valentine, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  He is predeceased by both of his parents, his brother Charles Ryan, and his sisters Geannie Tooley and Eileen Ely.

Family and friends are invited to call from 10am-1pm on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.  Immediately following calling hours, a procession and Funeral Service will be held graveside at St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Attica.

In memory of Mike, the family suggests donations to the following worthy organizations: New York State Veterans' Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020 or Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.  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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

outdoor_scene.jpgErvin A. Niles, age 81, of Castile, died on Monday August 24, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Ervin was born in Rushford, New York on July 4, 1934 a son of the late George and Bernadean (Lee) Niles.  Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a sister: Eleanor (James) Organski.

Ervin was a farmer most of his life. He owned and operated the Shado lawn Dairy farm in Delevan from 1952-1976. He relocated to Castile where he became a field manager for Vigortone, winning many awards and trips. He also owned and operated Castile Radiator Shop while running Shado Lawn Strawberry Farm which developed into Shado Lawn Farm Market. In the fall the market became an attraction to many for the Pumpkin Tree he put together. He retired from Bow Hill Farm in Wyoming.
He was a member of the Holstein Friesian Association and was a state officer for the Eastern Artificial Breeders Association. He was an accomplished woodworker. He enjoyed playing guitar and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife Marie (Cady) Niles, children: Douglas (Ellen) Kelsey of Austin TX., Joshua (Sandra) Kelsey of Boynton Beach Fl., Peggy Gilbert of Arcade, Laurie (Ron) Falconer of Arcade, Michael (Margo Doughty) Niles of Perry, Nancy (Joseph) Cappadonia of Castile, siblings: Bernice (Raymond) Burdick of Canaseraga, Gladys Price of Perry, Amy (Duke) Bowman of Wyoming, Melvin (Marcia) Niles of Perry , Marvin (Ann) Niles of Warsaw, Pearl (Joseph) Eliasz of New Egypt, NJ, In-laws: Peg (Louis) Germann of Cheektowaga, John (Bonnie) Cady of Ellicottville, Michael (Patricia) Cady of Elton, Dorothy Krucynski of East Aurora, Randy (Maryann) Cady of SC.,11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 7-9pm on Friday August 28th and on Saturday August 29th from 9-11am at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 11am. He will be laid to rest in Siloam Cemetery in Freedom.

Memorials may be made to the Castile Fire Department or any local Fire Department. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

outdoorforwoman1.jpgMary Agnes Petrie Zinke, 99 of Attica, a loving and devoted mother of four children, died August 22, 2015 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. Mary was born October 9, 1915 in Attica and resided at the family homestead for over forty years. She was daughter of the late Henry (Emma Schum) Petrie. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Warren G. Zinke and granddaughter Julie Kellner. She was sister of the late (Ethel) Sister Helen Agnes, SSJ, (Julius) Rev. Capistran Petrie O.F.M, Arthur and Robert Petrie. 

Mary Agnes and her late husband, Warren G. Zinke, married on June 22, 1949 and they resided with their children in Attica. Mary Agnes was a lifelong member of St. Vincent de Paul church and was active in many organizations in the parish, and served on the Bishop’s Committee for over 48 years and taught religion class for 20 years. Mary’s work career included positions with Feed and Grain Brokers in Buffalo for fourteen years, Rand McNally, Hardie Insurance Company and Welcome Wagon. While her children were young, she particularly enjoyed her role as Welcome Wagon Representative serving the community of Attica.    

She is survived by her children, Robert (Elaine) Zinke of Waynesville, NC; Ann (Keith) Almeter of Attica; Mary Lou (Jack) Kellner of Attica; John (Holly) Zinke of Stafford. Mary was blessed with twelve grandchildren, Eric Almeter, Sarah Almeter Spink, Alyson Almeter Romesser, Paul Zinke, Leah Zinke Woody, Rachel Zinke Fenner, Jenna Kellner Austell, Jill Kellner Seymour, Alyssa Zinke Almeter, Adam Zinke, Andrea Zinke and 15 great-grandchildren, along with many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday September 1, 2015 at Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.                                                                                                                                             

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church or donor’s choice. 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.

LeRoy ~ Kenneth R. "Kenny" Stein, age 55, of Oatka Trail, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly, while on his farm, on Friday, August 21, 2015.

     He was born September 26, 1959 in Rochester, a son of Jane Lumley Stein and the late Louis Stein.

     Kenny will be remembered as a very loving and compassionate man, who cherished his wife and family, and adored his grandchildren.  He was truly dedicated to his faith and loved Jesus with all his heart.  He had a strong work ethic and loved his work on the family farm.  Kenny always had a smile and kind words for all.

     In addition to his mom and stepdad, Jane (Frank) Stein-Pierce, Kenny is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Kathleen Greenwood Stein; daughter, KellyRose (Ben) Nichols of LeRoy and son, Elijah Stein of LeRoy; grandchildren, Kenzie (named after her grandpa, Kenny) and Eliza Nichols; his brothers, Mark (Marge) Stein of GA and their children, Krista and Willie; Dale (Lily) Stein of LeRoy and their children, Nate and Casey; Ray (Shelley) Stein of LeRoy and their children, Tasha and Jerrod; John (Beth) Stein of GA and their children, Julia, Jillian and Bethany; along with many great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.  Kenny was predeceased by his dad, Louis "Bud" Stein.

     Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service for Kenny on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 8703 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church.

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

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


 

hakes1_0.jpgMildred I. Hakes, 76, of Attica, New York passed away on Thursday August 20, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born September 3, 1938 in Wellsville, New York to the late Vernon (Margaret Moyer) Scoville. Mildred is preceded in death by her brother Lewis Scoville; brothers-in-law James Brasington, Jerry Fox, sister-in-law Mary Gloff and Julia Fish.
 
Mildred attended school in Shinglehouse where she grew up. She settled in Franklinville with her husband. Mildred moved to the Attica area with her husband’s work. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being a homemaker as it allowed her to raise her family. Mildred also enjoyed crocheting. She was very outgoing and made friends wherever she went as well as locally.
 
She is survived by her loving husband Richard Hakes of Attica; sons William (Barbara) Hakes of Batavia, Thomas (Bobbi) Hakes of Attica; sisters Phyllis Brasington of Batavia, Betty (Ron) Cornell of Alleghany, NY, Sharie Fox of Newfane; brother-in-law Roger Hakes; sisters-in-law Maureen Scoville of Batavia, Betty (Fred) Hackett of Little Valley; grandchildren Josh (Rachael) Hakes, Justin (Brittany Stewart) Hakes, Tim Voges of Batavia, Grant (Amanda Stasiuk) Voges of Romulus along with many loving nieces and nephews.
 
Friends are invited to call on Sunday August 23, 2015 from 2:00-6:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will be held on Monday August 24, 2015 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.

katner1.jpgRev. Kirk V.C. Katner, age 66, of Perry died on Wednesday August 19, 2015 at his home.
He was born in Bath, New York on April 16, 1949 a son of the late Theodore J. and Eileen M. (Dolliver) Katner.

Kirk was a 1967 graduate of Haverling High School, Corning Community College and graduated with his Masters degree from SUNY Geneseo. He worked as a salesman for 39 years at Rochester Optical, and was currently the Priest at the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Perry for 5 years.
He was a member of the Perry Area Ministers Association in Perry, and a former member of the Perry Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed gardening, reading, he was the master at the grill, loved his cats, he loved science fiction whether it be on TV or in a book, an avid history buff, especially in the Civil War and World War I and II. He and his wife enjoyed do –it-yourself projects in remodeling their home.

He is survived by his wife: Anne E. (Nye) Katner whom he married on June 20, 1970, a daughter: Cheri Katner of Orlando, Fl., son Todd Katner of Warsaw, grandson: Dylan Katner of Port St. Lucie, Fl., sister: Karen (Dave) Sorensen of Horseheads, brother: Kris (Lisa) Katner of Abilene, Tx., sister-in-law: Carol Grossman of Andover, 2 brothers-in-law: Bruce (Sheilagh) Nye of Myrtle Beach, S.C, and Lyle (Nancy) Nye of Machias, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday August 23rd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday August 24, 2015 at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church 88 S. Main St. Perry, New York 14530 or to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or visit www.cancer.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Batavia - Dorothy B. Hall, 85, of Batavia, passed away Monday, (August 17, 2015) at the Villages of Orleans Nursing Facility, in Albion.

Mrs. Hall was born November 13, 1929 in Alexander, a daughter of the late Elmer and Marian (Hammond) Foster.  Her father’s homestead is the first stop on the Genesee County Museum tour.

Dorothy graduated from Alexander High School as Valedictorian of the class of 1947.  She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Batavia and it was there that she developed her love of music.  She was a member of the choir at church and at the Florida Camp Inn in Davenport, Fla. 

She participated in talent shows as a soloist and in groups at her camp and other campgrounds in Fla.

Mrs. Hall was very proud of her garden and gardening skills.  Her gardens were a great pleasure for her and others.  She was proud to have been able to continue to nurture flowering plants that were her mother's and then pass them along to her children. 

Dorothy was also an accomplished artist; a talent and love for which she rediscovered later in life.  When her children got married she was proud to gift them an original piece of art. 

She is the wife of the late William D. Hall who passed away in 2008.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Wende (Sidney Richard) London of Batavia, Ronald (Shellye Dale) Hall of Elba, and Scott (late Judith) Hall of Batavia; grandchildren, Melanee London of Oakfield, Shayna Hall of Ann Arbor, MI, Bradley Hall of San Francisco, CA, David (Ashley) Hall of Batavia, and Philip Hall of Batavia; great-grandchildren, Cooper Hull, Matthew Harris, and Elizabeth Harris; brothers, Richard Foster of Alexander, and Deane (Ann) Foster of Darien.  A grandson-in-law, Jason Harris of Howell, MI also survives.

She is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Harris; a brother, Donald Foster; and a sister, Betty (late Robert) Hampton.

There will be no prior visitation.  Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday (August 23, 2015) at 1:00 p.m. at the Grand View Cemetery, Clinton Street Road, Batavia.  The family requests memorial contributions be made in Dorothy’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Flowers are gratefully declined. 

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

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