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LeRoy - Marjorie A. Lyon, 96, of LeRoy, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Lyon was born August 2, 1921 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Albert and Lillian Crawford Krull.

A former member of the Bowmansville United Methodist Church, Mrs. Lyon was active in the Bowmansville Chapter of the Home Bureau. An avid gardener, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Lawrence W.  Lyon, passed away in 2011.

She is survived by her children, Gary (Ann) Lyon of Clarence, Patricia (Ron) Sherry of Pembroke, Massachusetts, John (Phyllis) Lyon of Ridgley, West Virginia and Jeffrey (Cathy) Lyon of LeRoy; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is the mother of the late James Lyon; grandmother of the late Michael Lyon and sister of the late George, Raymond, John and Robert Krull and Dorris Bindig.

Friends and family may call on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will follow at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Sunshine Fund at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, New York 14482. She will be laid to rest in Myrtle Cemetery Association, Kennedy.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Arlene J. "Huggie" Mancuso, age 87, of Wolcott Street, passed away early Monday morning (November 20, 2017) at United Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

      She was born June 16, 1930 in Alabama, N.Y., a daughter of the late Moses and Josephine DeMars Garrow.

     She will be remembered as the loving matriarch of her family.  She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.  Holidays were always special to her when her family all came together.  She became known as "Huggie" to her family and "adopted family", as she always welcomed anyone who came through her door.  She was a great cook and baker, and in her earlier years, worked for the Elm Dairy, the Jello Factory and the Broadway Restaurant.

     She is survived by her, daughters, Sharon (Tom) Royce of LeRoy, Debbie (Vern) Falcone of LeRoy and Laura (Dean) McClurg of Warsaw; grandchildren, Roxanne Coniber, Jason (Missy) Coniber, Brian (Becky) Coniber, Toni Jo Royce, Jenna (Matt) Falcone Brooks, Kristin Falcone and Michael (Paula) McClurg; great-grandchildren, Zachary Bieber, McKenna and Hailey Coniber, Lindsey and Madison Coniber and Aiden and Brenna McClurg, brother, Donald (Marilyn) Pursel of LeRoy, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and favorite dog, Raina.

     She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Raymond L. Mancuso and her siblings, Joseph (Joan) Garrow, Margaret (Walter) Churchfield, Richard (Barbara) Pursel, Robert (Betty) Pursel, Ann Pursel and Betty Garrow.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 ~ 6 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either the LeRoy Fire Department, 3 W. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or Golisano Children's Hospital (In honor of Hailey Coniber), 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642

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

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

cowie.jpegPhilip S. Cowie, age 84, of Perry, NY, passed away on Sunday November 19, 2017 at his home. Philip was born in Perry, NY on July 6, 1933 a son to the late Thomas and Anna (Kirchgraber) Cowie. He is preceded in death by a son: David Cowie who passed away in 2001, brothers: Leslie, Thomas, Robert and Merle Cowie.

He served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Phil was a self employed contractor for many years before becoming the Superintendent for the Village of Perry. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center, Perry Fire Department where he was past chief, Perry Rotary Club where he was past President, and created many of the stage sets for the annual Rotary show, Wyoming County Pioneer Association where he was past President, and sang with the Warsaw Barbershoppers Chorus. He was a caring person who was always there to lend a helping hand to whom ever needed it. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and was proud of his children’s accomplishments.

He is survived by his wife: Barbara (Chapin) Cowie whom he married on Feb. 18, 1982, 4 sons: Mark (Gail) Cowie of Rochester, Scott (Cheryl) Cowie of Perry, Michael (Michelle) Cowie of Tuscaloosa., Al., Matthew (Gretchen) Cowie of Perry, a sister: Anna Page of Perry, 5 grandchildren: P.J. (Kat) Cowie, Allie Cowie, Sydney Cowie, Tyler Cowie and Walter Cowie, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-7:30pm on Friday November 24th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry where a Fireman’s service will follow at 7:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the First Congregational Church in Perry Center on Saturday November 25th at 11:00 A.M. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, New York 14530, Perry Fire Department P.O Box 243 Perry, New York 14530 or to the Perry Rotary Club Foundation P.O. Box 103 Perry, New York 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.

spca.jpgJennie Gerke, 92, passed away peacefully on November 19th, 2017.  Beloved wife of Edward, Jennie was a former LPN at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. She is predeceased by sisters Mary, Marie, Stella and brothers Mike and Ignatz, along with her feline companion, Blackie. 

She is survived by her children, Robert E. (Darlene) of Oakfield, Mary Ann (Gareth) Parfitt of Hamburg & Susan M. (Craig) Pagaduan of Hawaii. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Brian (Rosanna) Parfitt, Chenoa Pagaduan, Cyrus Pagaduan, David (Janelle) Parfitt, and Rob Gerke, Jr., along with 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Please join the family Friday, Nov. 24th  for a 10am Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church, 91 Dakota St. Buffalo, NY 14216. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Erie County SPCA and share words of comfort at www.tomaszewskifh.

Charlotte M. DeMena, passed away November 17, 2017 at the age of 79, daughter of Harry & Florence Van Alst.

She leaves behind her older sister, Florence Ross and beloved husband, Elder Ronald DeMena Sr. of 60 years; 2 children, Ronald Jr. and Pamela; 5 grandchildren, Ronald III, Gary, and Nial DeMena, Walter Briggs, and Timothy Corey; 5 great-grandchildren, Camden, Madelyn, Anna, Dani and Gary Jr.

Charlotte was a faithful woman of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and a true help mate. She will be missed immensely by family, church family and many friends.

The family desires no gifts but if you wish to honor Charlotte, please send a love gift to Community Bible Church, 290 Andrews St., Rochester, NY 14604 or Care-A-Van Ministries Inc., 4 Lewis Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.

Charlotte’s Sunday school class wrote this song with her in 1970:

He made the stars in the

heaven and flowers to bloom.

He made whole creation, but

most of all He made you.

He gave to us salvation

and his only son. He is now

and forever the blessed one.

We will praise him

forever and have no fear

of no one for the Lord God

has made us rejoice one

by one.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

d._rebmann_2.pngDIANE L. REBMANN ~ Batavia

Lifelong administrative and managerial registered nurse, died Thursday November 16, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. She was born August 20, 1947 in Alden to the late Ralph & Dorothy (Holtz) Horni.

Diane’s nursing career spanned many years and touched many lives. Known for her care and compassion as home health care registered nurse at Genesee County Health Dept. She continued her career in administrative nursing at McCauley Seton and retired from the VNA (Visiting Nursing Association) in Batavia.
She enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking, backpacking, canoeing, cross country skiing, fishing and bird watching. She was a member of the YMCA where she played pickleball as well.
Diane will be remembered as an extremely caring woman who was devoted to her family and most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She was also active at Our Lady of Good Council R.C. Church in Darien Center. 

Surviving is her loving husband of 49 years, Donald Rebmann of Batavia; beloved children, Stephanie Norris of Chesapeake, VA and her children, Kaylee & Ashley, Douglas (Tammy) Rebmann of Alexander and their children, Leah, Katie, Michael & Joseph, Debra Webster of Batavia and her children, Tanner & Kelly, Julie (Daniel) Vella of Rochester and their children, Zinnia, Zander, Olivia & Alec, Christopher (Carrie) Rebmann of Darien and children, Tess & Chloe; 6 great-grandchildren; dear sisters, Donna (David) Stolzman and Cindy (David) Meyer all of Alden; in-laws, Gerri (late Joseph) Matre, Norman (Rusty) Rebmann, Raymond Rebmann, Ann (Joseph) Morin, Nancy (James) Allegretto, Phillip  (Cathy) Rebmann, Patricia Begiers, the late Sandra Hinksen along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

The Rebmann family will be present from 4-8pm on Friday November 24, 2017at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, where prayers will be recited 11:30am Saturday November 25 followed by a 12:30pm Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Of Good Counsel Church 10675 Alleghany Rd. Darien Center, NY 14040. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 North Street Batavia. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Diane with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

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

Elba - A celebration of life for Robert C. Adams will be held from 2 to 4 pm November 24 at the Holiday Inn Express meeting room, 4356 Commerce Drive, Batavia, where relatives and friends are invited to share their stories and memories with the Adams family. Robert C. Adams passed away August 3, 2017 at his home in Odenton, MD after a long battle with cancer.  "Bob" grew up in Elba.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Project Healing Waters, an organization that uses fly fishing in the rehabilitation of wounded veterans (projecthealingwaters.org); or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (lls.org).

LeRoy - James Chester Walker, 45, of LeRoy, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center.

James was born April 4, 1972 in Brockport, a son of Rev. Raymond (Virginia) Walker of Stafford and Cordella Walker Purnell of Laurinburg, NC.

James will be remembered as a loving man and a great father.  A veteran, he served with the United States Army.  He received numerous awards for his culinary skills and he was an assistant manager at SUNY Geneseo.

Surviving along with his parents are his fiancée, Torry Washington of LeRoy; children, Tykirah Ellerbe of North Carolina, James Raymond Walker of Kentucky, Danaye Maddox of LeRoy and Della Rose Walker of LeRoy; grandchildren, Tyquez Pittman, Tyneric White and Tykeal Ellerbe; a brother, Raymond D. Walker of Batavia; a niece, Renea Walker of North Carolina; a nephew, Edward Walker of North Carolina and a niece, Courtney Walker of Ohio; a great-niece, Raven Boggan of North Carolina and several cousins, aunts and uncles.  

James is a grandson of the late Chester Purnell, Willie Ruth Purnell, William Walker and Ruth Walker.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Services and burial with full military honors will be in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226, www.diabetes.org or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301, www.dav.org.

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

 

 

 

Byron – Formerly of Specnerport, at Age 49, entered into rest Nov. 7, 2017.  Beloved son of the late Maureen O’Hara; dear nephew of Ann (late Donald) Moss and Rev. Eugene O’Hara; also survived by cousins and friends. No prior calling.  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon on Saturday (Nov. 25, 2017) at St. Monica Church, 831 Genesee St., Rochester.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Memorials to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

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

Batavia - Kenneth Draycott, 92, of Batavia, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Kenneth was born July 2, 1925 in England, a son of the late Joseph and Ann (Walters) Draycott.

Kenneth served during World War II with the Royal Naval Commandos.  He is a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Rochester Consistory and a 50 year Master Mason.  He enjoyed reading, especially about history and geography, classical music and traveling, having visited England 13 times.  Kenneth was very active with the Boy Scouts and was also proud to have mastered using his iPad. He was a sales representative at Chemi-Trol Chemical Co. in Gibsonburg, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Jane E. (Hall) Draycott, of Batavia, whom he married December 15, 1956; one son, Kenneth J. (Carolyn) Draycott of Auburn; one daughter, Phyllis J. Draycott of Batavia and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kenneth is the brother of the late J. Leslie Draycott.

All service will be private. 

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association of WNY, 5488 Sheridan Drive, #300, Williamsville, NY 14231, www.heart.org or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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

Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

 

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