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lantz.jpg  Steven L. Lantz, 49, of LeRoy passed away on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 23, 1966 in Batavia to the late Harvey Lantz and Dorothy (Risher) Tobolski of Oakfield. 

Steven was a truck driver for Angelica in Batavia. He was an avid bowler, loved golfing and playing cards.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by 2 sons; William (Ashley) Lantz of Caledonia, Joseph (Jill Hupp) Lantz of Buffalo; his girlfriend Laura Hupp of LeRoy; brothers Harvey (Kimberley) Lantz of Oakfield, Ronald (Theresa) Tobolski and Kevin (Julie) Tobolski both of Oakfield; and his 3 grandchildren Isabell, Kameren and Ryliee Lantz along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 5:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  He will be laid to rest in Millville Cemetery on East Shelby Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia Homecare & Hospice http://www.homecare-hospice.org/ 29 Liberty St. Ste 6, 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.

micha_michael.jpgMICAH G. GARD & MICHAEL J. GARDpaw_patrol_2.jpg

Age 2 1/2, of Batavia, twin boys, were carried to Heaven by the angels on Friday evening May 20, 2016. They were born December 9, 2013 in Batavia to Liin-Noshugaun and Heather Ace both of Batavia. They were preceded in death by grandfather, Gerald Gard and great-grandfather, Gaylord R. Ace. 

Micah and Michael warmed the hearts of everyone from the minute they were born, twins they were, but there was an amazing bond between them, even sharing their own language. Michael was always happy, physically bigger than Micah, but he had the bigger personality. They both had a love of animals, their favorite cartoon was Paw Patrol and both has a tremendous love of their grandparents. 

Surviving along with their parents are a brother, Malachai Gard and sister, Milliana Gard; maternal grandmother, Della (Nana Bear) Martinez of Batavia; maternal great-grandmother, Dollie Williams of Batavia; paternal grandparents, Brian (Tracy) Ace of Batavia; paternal great-grandmother, Maryann Ace of Alabama; great-grandparents, Gerri Steger of Rochester and Clarence (Maryjane) Steger of Arizona; uncles, Brian Ace, Francisco Martinez, Jr. and Cody Harloff; aunts, Nashabia Gard, Shantrionna & Fantazzia Martinez, Rosella Williams, Erica & Amber Ace along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. 

The family will be present from 11:00 - 1:00PM Saturday May 28 at City Church 210 East Main Street where a Celebration of the Boy's Life will begin at 1:00PM. They will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.

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

THE FAMILY OF MICAH G. GARD & MICHAEL J. GARD IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

colton.jpg Ann K. Colton, 80, of Attica passed peacefully on May 23, 2016 at Wyoming County Community Hospital. She was born November 20, 1935 in Batavia to the late Chauncey S. (Catharine Cornwell) Kibbe.

Mrs. Colton is preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles M. Colton who passed in 2013; niece Kelly Colton.   

Ann was a longtime member of the Attica Golf Club, an avid bowler and made it a point to attend all of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events especially their high school athletics. She was a lifetime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Attica. Ann loved her family dearly and cherished the time that she spent with them.

She is survived by her sons Thomas (Sherry) of Attica; James (Pamela) of Rochester; John (Elena) of Attica; daughters Susan Colton of Attica; Catharine (Richard) Smithley of Attica; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren along with one niece and one nephew.    

Friends are invited to call on Friday May 27, 2015 from 4-8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Road Attica, NY 14011 or to All Babies Cherished 445 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

Mr. Stephen W. Maier, Jr., “KZ2R” of Medina, passed away at his home on Monday, May 23, 2016.

Mr. Maier was born in Medina, September 8, 1946, a son of the late Stephen W. and Helen (Stefaniak) Maier, Sr. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1963, he married the former Marlene Quintern on December 30, 1967. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the church board of which he was a past president.

Active in the community, Mr. Maier was a member of the Sacred Heart Club and a Past President of Medina Area Jaycees. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a hunter, fisherman, camper and golfer. He enjoyed poker and participated in poker tournaments and, participated in pool, bowling, and softball leagues. HAM Radio was his passion. He was a life member of the American Radio Relay League, a member and Past President of the Orleans County Amateur Radio Club, and participated in many HAM Radio contests worldwide.

Mr. Maier was employed by Eastman Kodak Company for 36 years in multiple roles including software engineering, retiring in 2004.

Survivors include four children, Stephen W. (Lisa) Maier, III, Thomas Bradley (Kim) Maier; Peter Eric (Jeanine) Maier and Rachel Joy (Shaun) Coolbaugh; 8 grandchildren, Stephen W., IV, Brian, Erik, Dylan, Trevor, Jacob, Hannah and Tabitha; a brother, James (late Darlene) Maier and his sister, Phyllis (Dr. John) Ganter; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marlene, on March 12, 2011.

Friends may call on Wednesday (2­4, 7­9) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1212 West Avenue, Medina. Interment will be in Millville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Orleans County Amateur Radio Club at 14064 West County House Road in Albion, NY 14411. 
Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com 

billings.jpgPerry Restauranteur and Community Partner loses her battle with ALS

Anita Lynn Saulter Billings was born on December 6, 1958, in Wellsville, NY to Mary Lou (Morehouse) and Donald Saulter.

After meeting the love of her life Bruce Billings, marrying (1977), purchasing a house, and getting a dog, the couple raised three children: Jacquie Billings (Travis Barlow, Perry), Faye Billings, (New Orleans, LA), and Sarah Billings-Doerflinger (Andy Doerflinger, Geneseo). Anita worked at the ARC of Livingston-Wyoming for seventeen years. Her first and last job were at the Hole in the Wall Restaurant and Lounge. As a waitress in the 1970s and early 1980s a seed of passion for the restaurant industry was planted. She demonstrated her appreciation for the restaurant’s legacy and history when she purchased The Hole in the Wall in 2001. She and Bruce leveraged all of their family’s resources to preserve the spirit of the HW, continuing the tradition of affordable family-friendly dining while pushing the limits of the region’s culinary boundaries. Anita was proud of being on the first girls softball team at PCS (1976) and of winning the division title. Her team’s banner was lonely on the walls of the gymnasium until the late 1990s produced a streak of winning athletic teams—led by her daughters and their peers. Some of her favorite times were supporting all of the members of these teams as they pushed themselves in competition. Anita’s departure leaves the Village of Perry Board (Trustee), Community Action for Wyoming County (board member), and Perry Rotary Club (President-Elect) short one uniquely creative, perceptive, problem-solving partner. Anita’s commitment to the arts and culture of Perry will be greatly missed, (Taste of Summer/Perry Chalk Art Festival, “Pieces of Perry” en Plein Air Festival, Shake on the Lake, to name a few), and Perry Central School lost a committed alumnus (Past President of the Alumni Association). Working with Anita was a lesson in passionate drive and determination; but whether you were the DA or the dishwasher, whether it was a polished glass in her restaurant or a union contract the same intense thoughtfulness was always given.

Anita was honored to receive Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow on May 19, 2016 in honor of her service. She retired from the HW in November of 2015 to become the director of pretend and play for her grandchildren Anna and Sebastian Barlow. Anna has completed her apprenticeship in P&P and will lead her brother Sebastian and cousin Baby Billings-Doerflinger (expected late summer) in achieving the highest level of imagination and creativity possible.

Anita passed away with the faithful knowledge she would be welcomed into heaven by her parents, her brother Mark, and father-in-law Leland “Burdette” Billings. Left behind, but inspired by Anita’s example, are her mother-in-law Norma Billings (Perry); devoted siblings: Sylvia Romesser (Anthony, North Java), Paula Tozier (Scott, Varysburg), Donald Saulter (Varysburg); her husband’s siblings: Deborah Blackmon (Dansville), Connie Laesser (Gary, Perry), Barbara Lambros (Ace, Silver Springs) as well as many nieces and nephews.

Anita Billings lost her battle with ALS on May 21, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family, siblings, and her best friend, and confidant Kellie Kennedy (Larry, Geneseo).

Members of the community are welcome to visit the family on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 4:00-8:00PM at Eaton Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. A Service of Worship and Celebration will be held on Saturday May 28, 2016 at 11:00AM at Perry High School 33 Watkins Ave. in Perry.  Anita will enter her final resting place in the peaceful Glenwood Cemetery surrounded by community members who have gone before her.

If you wish to make a memorial donation in honor of Anita, she asked that Community Action for Wyoming County http://www.wccainc.org/ and ALSA.org be the beneficiaries. 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.

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MICAH G. GARD and MICHAEL J. GARD ~ twin boys, age 2, of Batavia, went home to the angels on Friday May 20, 2016. PLEASE call Michael at (585)343-7500 for information on funeral services.

THE BOYS AND THEIR FAMILY ARE BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA.

newimage.jpg Barbara J. (Burr) Gill, 75, of Attica passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Medina Memorial Hospital.  She was born to the late Clyde Burr and Elizabeth Burr on December 11, 1940.  She was the devoted wife of 40 years to the late Dennis L. Gill married on October 6, 1962.

Barbara was a graduate of Attica High School Class of 1958.  During her years in the Attica Community, she is best known for her devotion to children of the community running her own child daycare.  For approximately 45 years, she nurtured children ages birth to school age enjoying all their stages, planning activities for them, and feeling proud of them as they head off to kindergarten.  She was the home for many school age children after school and would enjoy talking to them about their days.  In her recent years, she was well known to be walking around the village with her beloved Shetland sheepdog, Bentley, and enjoying the accomplishments of her two grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Colleen (Dave Jennings) Gill of Attica; her grandchildren Cameron Hodge of San Diego and Tarryn Hodge of Attica; a sister Janet (Rolf) Schroeder of Florida; a niece Donna (Rich) Spofford; a grand-niece Drea Watson all of Greece and a nephew Scott (Sandy) Merkle of Batavia.

Friends may call Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  A 10:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday June 1st at Marley Funeral Home.  Following the service she will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials in her memory are suggested to the family or a charity of the 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

 

flowers.jpg Gayle Dianne Price, 68, of the Buffalo Mobile Home Park in Varysburg, NY died at Buffalo General Hospital on May 12, 2016 after a short illness.  She was born February 11, 1948 to the late Marion M. (Nee Getz) and Robert W. Price. 

Gayle graduated high school in 1965 from Kenmore West. Following her high school graduation she obtained a job at Brand Names Wholesale Distribution until its closing.  She then began working at Motorola/Presolite where her mother had also obtained work.  After Motorola's closing and her mother's retirement, Gayle went to work in East Aurora, NY at Fisher-Price Toys as a Customer Service Representative in the electronics department. Gayle has always had a special fondness for animals in general and for cats and kitties in particular.  She and her mom took in and fed many strays.

Gayle is survived by two half siblings; David J. Price and Janice J. Price.  She is also survived by cousins James A. Tait and Cheryl A. Tait of Marilla, Donald M. Tait of Welland, Ontario, John D. Tait of New Brunswick and Robert P. Tait of St. Catherines, Ontario.  Gayle has been surrounded with a number of special friends  among who are Carol Conrad of Freedom and Joyce Griffen of Varysburg.

There will be no prior calling hours. Gayle will be interred at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica after a Graveside Service at 11:00AM on Friday May 27, 2016. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Gayle's memory to the Wyoming County SPCA http://www.wyomingcountyspca.org/ 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011 or to the charity of your 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Batavia ~ Richard G. Calkins, age 85, of Dewey Avenue, passed away Thursday evening (May 19, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center.

     Mr. Calkins was born January 17, 1931 in Batavia, a son of the late Guy and Nettie Gage Calkins.

     Dick, as everyone called him, retired from LeRoy Machine, in later years known as LeRoy Industries, after 42 years of service, and where he had many great friends. He enjoyed camping, and for many years, belonging to the NCHA, the National Campers & Hikers Association.  He also participated  in square dancing with the Batavia Twirlers for many years.  Dick also enjoyed his sports and the 12 years that he and Lois spent their winters in Florida.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 62 1/2 years, Lois Handyside Calkins; his daughters, Susan (Mark) Perovich of Dansville and Karen Mills of Lime Rock; his son, Richard (Dawn) Calkins of Batavia; his brother, Lester Calkins of Rochester, his sister, Brenda Macartney of Rochester, along with many precious grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Hoskins.

     Family and friends are welcome attend Dick's graveside service on Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 P.M. in Machpelah Cemetery in LeRoy.

     Memorials are suggested to either LeRoy United Methodist Church, 10 Trigon Park, LeRoy, NY 14482 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.

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

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

duane2.pngDUANE C. BROWN

Age 53, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Thursday May 19, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home on Monday. He was born October 16, 1962 in Batavia, a son of Charlie (Kaye) Brown of Alexander and Eloise (Bartz) of Scotia, NY. 

Duane lived most of his life in Alexander and was very active and in constant support of the community. He was most visible as the manager of the VFW Beachhead-Alexander, was co-owner with his wife of D & M Cleaning, LLC, property owner of Hair Studio B and J-Dub's Pizza & Subs in Alexander. Duane was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, he was hardworking, kind, enjoyed golf, had a great sense of humor and was a loyal friend to all. 

Surviving is his beloved wife whom he married in 2007, Maureen (Horre) Brown of Batavia; son, Roger (Nicole Eldridge) Brown of LeRoy; step-children, Phillip Napierala of Batavia and Danielle Napierala of Rochester; sister, Cheryl (Tony) Hurd of Branchport; grandchildren, Arianna and Gabrielle Brown; step-brothers and sisters; extended family along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family will be present from 4:00 - 8:00PM on Sunday May 22 and Monday May 23 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, where prayers will be recited Tuesday May 24 at 9:30AM followed by a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. 

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

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

 

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