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Batavia - Nancy L. Plath, 72, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday (July 23, 2016) at her home in Batavia.

Nancy was born December 21, 1943 in Perry, a daughter of the late Harold Raymond and Mary Magdalene (McCarty) Decker.

A longtime and faithful member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, Nancy's family was very important to her.  She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's events and spending time with her friends.  Nancy liked going to garage sales, reading, crafts and serving others.  She was a kitchen worker at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia.

Survivors include her children, Christopher D. (Joann) Plath, Jeffrey Plath and Stacy (Chris) Mullen, all of Batavia; her grandchildren, Christopher H. (Melissa) Plath, David (Shannon) Plath, Daniel Plath, Tara Lynn Plath, Joseph William Plath, Aaron Jeffrey Plath, Kennedy Mullen, Camryn Mullen, Jadyn Mullen and Masyn Mullen, all of Batavia; her great-grandchildren, Ryan Plath, Isaiah Plath, Julia Plath, Aubree Plath and Sophia Plath; one brother, Harold Decker of Columbia, SC; one sister, Diane Amburgey of Houston, TX and several nieces and nephews.

Nancy is the wife of the late David W. Plath and sister of the late Richard Amburgey, Golden Amburgey, Chuck Amburgey, Delphine Amburgey and Julia Amburgey.  

Calling hours are Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday also at Grace Baptist Church.  Nancy will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.

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

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

 

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Jeffrey L. Leith, 61 of Columbia, Missouri lost his battle to cancer on Friday, July 8, 2016.  Jeff was born July 26, 1954 to the late Grove & Arlene Leith.  He is survived by his wife, Lisa of Columbia, MO, siblings, Naomi Smith of Lexington, VA, Jo York of Batavia, NY, Ardean (Meeli) Leith of Averill Park, NY and Duane (Reva) of Dunn, NC, many nieces and nephews.  Jeff is preceded in death by his sister, Sandra McGowan and brother, Bruce Leith.

Jeff graduated from Wyoming Central in 1972 and ran the family farm, Leith Acres until he moved to Missouri in 1983 where he worked for Boone Realty and had his own maintenance business for rental properties.   He loved growing roses and his coi ponds. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2-4 PM at the Wyoming Fire Hall, Maple Street, Wyoming, New York.  

levine.jpg Suzanne LeVine, 61 of Batavia passed away peacefully on Friday July 22, 2016 at her home. She was born February 16, 1955 in Wauseon, OH to Edward J. Sutherland of Batavia and the late Constance (Zogaib) Sutherland.  Suzanne is preceded in death by her husband John C. LeVine in 1998; brother-in-law Rich Sparaco.

Mrs. LeVine was a longtime teacher and was currently teaching at St. Christopher’s in Tonawanda. She was generous to a fault, did anything for anyone, and was hysterically funny. Suzanne loved to sing, was dedicated to teaching, her family, and left a permanent impression on everyone. She will be remembered forever as Devine LeVine. Suzanne was a sweet, generous, loving woman who touched so many lives. She will be missed by so many.  

She is survived by her beloved sisters Elaine Sutherland of Batavia; Colleen (Joseph) Head of Buffalo; Ann Sutherland of Batavia; Maria Sparaco of Milton, NY; niece Kaitlin (Daniel) O’Keefe, nephews Richie and John Sparaco.

Friends are invited to call on Monday July 25, 2016 from 4-8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the activities fund at New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia, 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

rada.jpg  Isabelle Catherine Rada, 95, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Thursday July 21, 2016 at Genesee County Nursing Home.  She was born February 8, 1921 in Alabama, NY to the late Mathias (Helen Meyer) Tretter.  Mrs. Rada is preceded in death by her husband Raymond J. Rada; son Roger Rada; brother Paul Tretter; sisters Joan Moynihan, Mary Tretter, Teresa Dehm, Sister Theresa Florence Tretter, daughter-in-law Onlee Rada.

Mrs. Rada was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish, and the Legion of Mary. She worked at the NYS School for the Blind in Batavia for 25 years. Most of all she was a devoted and loving mother to her five children. Family was her greatest joy.

She is survived by her beloved children Patricia (Donald) Hayles of AZ; Richard (Cindy) Rada; Helen (Mark) Weibel of Batavia; Donald (Kristy) Rada of Byron; brother Carl Tretter of Batavia; daughter-in-law Jolynne Rada of Batavia; brothers-in-law Kenneth Dehm and Donald Moynihan of Batavia; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Sunday July 24, 2016 from 2-6 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Monday July 25, 2016 at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St.  Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

butter.jpgRuth W. Lange, 89, of Attica, died peacefully on July 20, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 30, 1926, in Greigsville, NY, to the late Chauncey and Evelyn Barrett Wellman. Mrs. Lange is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Kilian Lange, who died May 24, 1996; brother, Donald Wellman; along with a sister- and brother-in-law, Ruth and Reg Roys.

A member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Attica, she was first employed as a hairdresser and went on to work at GTE Sylvania, retiring after 28 years of service.

She is survived by a son, David (Marilyn) Lange; daughter, Marcia (Robert) Perry; three granddaughters, Karen (Adam) LaDuke; Suzanne (Greg) Scholand; and Danielle Perry; three great- granddaughters, Naomi, Sally, and Margo LaDuke; a sister-in-law, Carol Wellman; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 24, 2016, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 10:30 AM Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Rescue Squad, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011 or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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, NY 14011.

boxler.jpg Hans J. Boxler, Sr., of Varysburg passed away unexpectedly on Sunday (July 18, 2016) at the age of 81. He was born May 15, 1935, in Buffalo, a son of the late Joseph and Lea (Jäeggi) Boxler. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his son John Boxler; daughter-in-law Debra Boxler and sisters Gretchen Praller and Mary Boxler.

Hans was a longtime member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish in Varysburg, NYS Farm Bureau, and the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. Hans was a life-long dairy farmer and visionary whose love of animals encouraged him to create Hidden Valley Animal Adventure where he shared his love for God’s animals with others. Hans had many interests and passions. He was active in tractor pulling for over 45 years belonging to the National Tractor Pullers Association, Empire State Pullers, Pro Pulling League, and NYS Tractor Pullers Association. Other interests included traveling, dancing, collecting antique farm equipment, going to auctions, working with his Belgian horses, and visiting farms.

He was well respected by the community and supported the community by organizing the annual Old Fashioned Harvest Days to benefit multiple charities including the Varysburg Fire Department, Sheldon Baseball and St. Vincent’s Catholic School.

He was a man of great generosity and faith, putting God above his greatest love…FAMILY.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 59 years Rose Boxler; Children Hans Boxler Jr., Kathleen (Richard) Luce, Barbara (D. Jeffrey) Dominesey, David (Ella) Boxler, Thomas (Lisa) Boxler, Michael Boxler all of Varysburg, Susan (Jeffrey) Cusmano of Attica and Lori (Christin) Domes of Attica; grandchildren Melissa (Anthony), Melinda, Brittany (John), Christina, Lisa (Eric), Andrew, Ashley (Michael), Jesse, Chelsey, Lindsey, Augustus, Nicholas, Tyler, Jacob, Tasha (James), Nichole, Katlyn, Warren (Rebecca), Laken (Joseph), Bradford, Gregory, Dylan, Samuel, Andrew, Ellie, Jack, Cash, Gage, Eden and Ivy; great grandchildren Lexi, Levi, Bailey, Grant, Talon and Sicilia along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday July 25th & Tuesday the 26th from 2:00-9:00 PM at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure 2887 Royce Rd. Varysburg, NY 14167. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish 2311 Attica St. Varysburg, NY 14167. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Varysburg. Overflow outdoor seating will be available under the church pavilion with audio-video.

Memorials may be made to the Varysburg Volunteer Fire Department 2446 (Route 20A) Main St. Varysburg, NY 14167. 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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

LeRoy - Kathy J. Johnson, 64, of LeRoy, passed away at her home in LeRoy on Monday, July 18, 2016.

Mrs. Johnson was born December 19, 1951 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marilyn Bresslin Frederick.

Her husband, Kenneth "Smokey" J.  Johnson, Jr., passed away on May 4, 1997.

She is survived by her children, Amber (Josh) Hutchings of Batavia, Ed Letts, Jr. of LeRoy and Trisha Letts of Florida; three grandchildren, Alec Johnson, Nikolai and Madison Hutchings; two sisters, Michelle Frederick-Freeman of Wyoming and Jill Frederick of Rochester; brother-in-law, Edward (Cathi) Johnson of Salem, Oregon, three sisters-in-law, Donna (Wally) Douglas of Sinclairville, Sandra (Tommy) Dees of Lakeland, Florida and Linda (Doug) Hagen of Batavia; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no prior calling hours. Kathy’s memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Kathy’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Cris (Gillen) Condidorio passed peacefully Monday, July 18, 2016 under the loving care of her family, at the age of 55.

     She was born June 4, 1961 and was the daughter of James Gillen and the late Julie Gillen. She is predeceased by her brother Michael Gillen.

     She is survived by her adoring husband of 34 years, Joe Condidorio; her children Zac, Chad, and Reilly Condidorio & Ben Schwenebraten and her sweet puppy, Tucker; her siblings, Kathleen Carlson, Joe (Brenda) Gillen, John (Deborah) Gillen; mother and father-in-law Joe (Florence) Condidorio; her sisters-in-law, Beth (Randy) Bartz, Dar Condidorio; her brothers-in- law, Greg (Deb), Jeff (Donna), Pat, Doug (Rhonda), Mike, John (Sue Eckert), Tom (Charity) Condidorio and many nieces and nephews.

     She was a member of the Warsaw High School Class of 1979.  Cris taught at Victor Schools for 16 years as a Kindergarten and Pre-K teacher. Cris was a passionate, caring, and dedicated teacher, who strived to leave her loving touch on all of her “honeypots” as well as the coworkers she taught with.

     Family was always her priority. Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband and three children. She enjoyed reading, gardening and maintaining her beautiful home for her family.

            Her family will receive friends on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 from 2 ~ 4 and    6 ~ 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in order to establish a fund in memory of Cris that will help spread a love of reading to libraries and schools around the area.  Those memorials can be made to the Cris Condidorio Memorial Fund and sent c/o Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., P.O. Box 187, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482.

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

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

David Maglio, 73 of Batavia, formerly of Perry, passed away on July 17, 2016 at Batavia Health Care Center. He was born in North Collins on December 14, 1942 to the late Benedict Maglio and Marie (Fiaschetti) Maglio of Hamburg. He is preceded in death by sisters Helen Maglio, and Evelyn Maglio-Kelly.

Dave enjoyed his grandchildren, his days selling cars at Maglio Chevrolet, casino trips, playing poker with his friends, and long historical conversations.

David is survived by his brother Larry Maglio of Perry; son Jeff (Jessica Mills) Maglio of Leicester; daughter Julie (Daryl) Schneider of Warsaw; three grandchildren, Amanda Maglio, Michael Maglio, and Jacob Schneider, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 4:00 PM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the First Congregational Church 7205 Perry Center Rd. Perry, NY 14530.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.

barone1.jpg Russell Salvatore Barone, 90, passed away peacefully in Mount Morris, NY on July 15th, 2016 in his daughter’s home surrounded by the love of his family. 

Born July 10th, 1926, Russ was the first of three sons raised by Frank and Rose (Cappadonia) Barone of Stanley Street in Mount Morris.  Upon graduating from Mount Morris High School in 1944, Russ enlisted in the Army and served throughout Europe during WWII.  He received an honorable discharge from the Armed Services on August 19th, 1946. A handsome young man, many girls chased Russ but it was Margaret Miceli who captured his heart.  They were married for 25 years and raised two daughters, Michelle and Rosemary.  Margie passed away in 1974 after battling breast cancer, in the same home where Russ passed years later.  He is also predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Louis Barone, who like Russ served in the military and enjoyed careers as school principals.

Russell used the G.I. Bill to become the first member of his family to attend college, graduating from Geneseo Teachers College in 1952.  He went on to become the beloved principal of Perry Elementary School from 1970-1985.  During his tenure Mr. Barone enriched the lives of countless students and teachers, and will forever be remembered as a pillar of his community. Russell was married to Julie (Richards) in October 1976.  They were married for 39 years and enjoyed many good times together by traveling, spending time with their families, wintering in Florida, and performing educational puppet shows under the name ‘Arjay Productions’. 

Russ loved sports, playing baseball, basketball, and soccer in his youth.  Later he became an avid walker and golfer.  A member of Silver Lake Golf Course, Russ enjoyed many rounds of golf with friends and family, highlighted by making two ‘holes-in-one’ during a week in 1985.Russell Barone wrote in his journal, “The heart is healthiest when it beats for others”, which he embodied through his devotion to his family.  He wrote letters to us often and signed them “Love, Your Poppy”, as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren.  To everyone lucky enough to share their life with him, Poppy always gave his full attention and made you feel special.  He found the best in others and made people feel like the best version of themselves.  He will forever be remembered as a shining example of what a man should be.  We Love You Poppy, and will live each day to make you proud. 

Russ is survived by his daughters Michelle and Rosemary; his wife Julie; his stepchildren Ron, Larry, and Carol; his 10 grandchildren; Corey, Chelsey, Dylan, Cara, Jessica, Ben, Natalie, Melissa, Michael, and Juliana; and his 8 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry, NY on Thursday, July 21st from 3:00-9:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 71 Leicester Street in Perry, NY on Friday July 22nd at 11:00AM.  Russell Barone will be laid to rest in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Mount Morris, NY. 

The family encourages making donations in Russell’s name to Livingston County Hospice at 2 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris, NY 14510 https://donations.hospicecarenetwork.org/tribute/    more information please call (585) 237-2626.  To leave a message of condolence visit\ www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530.

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