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brown_blanche_-_photo1.jpgBlanche I. Brown, 96, of Batavia, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the Batavia Health Care Center.

She was born on June 16, 1921, in Vine Valley, NY, to the late Fred and Hazel Lamphier Hadsell.

Blanche worked most of her life at the Seneca Ordnance, Barden and Robeson Basket Factory, and Penn Yan Hospital before retiring. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, ceramics and playing Yahtzee. She was known among family members as a great story teller. Her pride and joy in life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Laurence W. Brown, son, Richard, daughter, Bonnie Hall, granddaughter, Valerie Morgan and grandson, Darryl Brown. Survivors include her son, Ronald (Barbara) Brown, of Lady Lake, FL, daughter in-law, Betty Brown of Wildwood, FL, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.

She would wish to acknowledge all the help and support given to her by her grandson, Chris, his wife, Julie Hall, their daughter, Tessa and loyal family friend, Laurie Bush.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY, on Saturday, February 17, at twelve O'clock PM. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at : www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

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

 

Floyd Meiser (87) died peacefully on January 30, 2018 at his home in Venice, Florida with his family by his side.

Floyd was born on June 9, 1930 in Indian Falls, New York. He was the son of Loren and Beulah Meiser. Floyd served in the Air Force.  

He married his loving wife, Virginia (Jean) Meiser (nee Geitner). They celebrated their 64th anniversary in June 2017. They resided in Oakfield, New York where he and his brother, Leo Meiser, ran Meiser Chevrolet, a successful business that was founded by their father, Loren Meiser. After retiring from business in 1978 Floyd pursued his passions -- golf, travel and family. 

Floyd is preceded in death by his brother Leo Meiser and his sister Alice Childs.

Floyd is survived by his wife Virginia (Jean) Meiser, daughters Jeri Thomas (Ron), Barbara Stracener and his son Larry Meiser (Donneda). Floyd will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Becky, Misty, Melanie, Bethany, Nadia, Sheri, Evan, Christopher, Phillip and eight great-grandchildren.

At Floyd's request there will be no services or calling hours. Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Flowers are gratefully declined.

A private burial will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla.

Batavia - Mrs. Alice E. Vanelli, age 95, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at her home in Batavia surrounded by her loving family under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

Mrs. Vanelli was born November 8, 1922 in Caledonia, a daughter of the late William and Etta Garry Henry.

Her husband, Joseph Frank Vanelli, passed away on June 15, 2012.

She is survived by her daughter, Darcia (David) Barone of Batavia; four grandchildren, David (Tonya) Barone, Holly (Scott) Pownall, Marybeth (Justin McGirr) Stefani and Timothy (Courtney Bobzien) Barone all of Batavia; eight great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jared and Adrianna Barone, Matthew and Kyle Pownall,  Justin and Alyse McGirr and Jemma Barone; two sisters, Edith (Tony) Vianese of Lima and Arlene Chiarolanza of Lakeside, California; her brother-in-law, Donald (Loretta) Vanelli of Batavia; three sisters-in-law, Betty Martinez and Betty Vanelli, both of Batavia and Helen Henry of Caledonia; along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her grandson Steven Michael Barone who passed away in 1996 and her siblings; George, Francis, William, Robert and Kenneth Henry, Eleanor Redinger, Marian Brew, Doris Henry, Viola DeBoover and Elizabeth Gibson.

Her family would like to extend a special thank you to Laura and Tina from HomeCare & Hospice for the loving care provided to Alice.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. Please consider memorials in Alice’s name to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

TOPSHAM, MAINE – Phyllis Lyeth Schneider, 82, died Sunday night, February 4, 2018 in Topsham, Maine.

A deeply caring and accomplished person, Phyllis was born in the Adirondacks on January 1, 1936, the daughter of Robert and Florence (Jarvis) Lyeth. Phyllis grew up Lake Clear, NY, and attended high school in Saranac Lake before graduating from the New York State College for Teachers in Albany with an A.B. in Social Studies. On April 7, 1956, she married Clayton Joseph Schneider Jr. at St. John’s of the Wilderness Church in Lake Clear and together they eventually settled in Elma, NY to raise their family.

Phyllis started her career as a teacher of English and Social Studies in Cohoes, NY, before taking time off to raise her family. Once her children got a little older, Phyllis completed master's and Ph.D. degrees in Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), writing as her doctoral dissertation, The Effect of Viewing Favorable and Unfavorable Depictions of the Elderly on the Attitudes of Children. Phyllis also served as a lecturer at UB, and as a teacher of remedial reading and subsequently an instructor of teacher in-service workshops in Depew, NY, before finishing her career as the Elementary School Principal of Elba (NY) Central Schools. Phyllis was active in the New York State Reading Association for many years, an organization assisting school administrators and teachers in improving the reading skills of New York’s students. She served as President for multiple terms, and organized reading conferences across the State.

Phyllis enjoyed camping both in the Adirondacks at Fish Creek / Rollins Pond, and on the family’s woodland in Rushford, NY, along with candlemaking and jigsaw puzzles, but her favorite activity was spending time with her family. She and her husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a 2006 Caribbean cruise with her children/their spouses and her grandchildren.

Phyllis and Clayton enjoyed travelling, particularly their cruise in Alaska and their trip to Hawaii. Shortly after retirement, she and her husband moved to Sumner, Maine, where they lived for the twelve years before Clayton’s passing on April 12, 2016. More recently, Phyllis resided in Auburn and finally in Topsham, Maine. Phyllis and Clayton were parishioners at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Auburn. She was a loving, devoted, patient, and industrious wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Phyllis leaves behind her three children and their spouses; four grandchildren, and a brother. Prayers for Phyllis would be greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to your favorite charity to honor Phyllis’s memory. There will be a funeral mass and burial in Saranac Lake in the spring.

Batavia - Timothy K. Dick, 56, of Batavia, a manager at Kmart in Rochester, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at Batavia Health Care Center in Batavia.
Mr. Dick was born September 12, 1961 in Batavia, a son of the late Alan and Helen (Eisenhower) Dick.
He was active in the Pembroke Youth Association, Head Scorer at the Genesee Speedway and was a member of the Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association at Godfrey's Pond.  He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He was known as a good family man and was always there for his friends and family.  
He is survived by his wife, Darralee M. (Gill) Dick, whom he married on September 10, 1983; a son, Shawn P. Dick of Rochester; a daughter and daughter-in-law: Kimberly E. Dick (Jalena Dunphy) of Phoenix AZ; a grandson, Johnathan Dick of Holley; 4 brothers, Richard (Sonia) Dick of Hamlin, Gary (Patricia) Dick of Williamson and Alan "Steve" (Terry) Dick of Alexander; a sister, Mary Jo (George) Davis of Batavia; a brother, Eden Moyer of FL; and close friends, David & Becky Conlin; several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Gregory Dick and Patrick Dick.  
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 E. Main St., Batavia, where services will at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018.  Memorials may be made to Attica and Alexander Girls Basketball Teams, Pembroke Youth Association, 84 Exchange Street, Attica, NY 14011 or Attica Youth Association, 3314 Buffalo Street, Alexander, NY 14005.

flag.jpgGerald A. “Jerry” Kellogg, 83, of Batavia passed away on Friday February 2, 2018.   He was born on June 17, 1934 in Altmar, NY to the late Arthur & Helen (Harris) Kellogg.  Jerry is predeceased by a brother, Donald Kellogg. 

Jerry was a paratrooper with the United States Army.  During his service he received Sharpshooter and Good Conduct Medals as well as his parachutist badge.  He was an avid outdoorsman and was a long time member of Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association (Godfrey’s Pond).  He enjoyed NASCAR racing and in his early years raced stock cars.  Jerry had a green thumb and could often be found tending to his garden.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved children, Susan (Keith) Boyle of Stafford and David Kellogg of Honeoye; sister, Grace Kellogg of Tryon, NC; brother, James (Dawn) Kellogg of Central Square, NY; grandchildren, Connor and Evan Boyle; along with several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery, Pembroke.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association, PO Box 217, Batavia NY 14021. 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.

quilliam_julie_-_photo.jpgJulie Anne Quilliam, 59 of Holley, NY, passed away Thursday (February 1, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born July 9, 1958 in Salamanca, NY, a daughter of the late Nancy Boberg Goranson.

Julie was a former Veterinary Assistant for the Jamestown Veterinary Hospital and was recently employed by Goodwill in Brockport, NY. She was a loving and caring person and adored her family especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her sons, Jason Quilliam of Batavia and Nicholas (Katelyn) Quilliam of LeRoy. Grandchildren, Bailey Quilliam, Peyton Quilliam, Austin Quilliam, Seth Quilliam and granddaughter Madison Quilliam who is expected to arrive in April. Sisters, Carol Severn and Jan Swanson , both of Jamestown. Father of her children, Stephen Quilliam of Batavia, companion, Mark Gardner of Holley and her adored cat, Mazy.

She was predeceased by her brother, John Goranson.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (February 7th) from 5-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY, where a Celebration of Life will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 7pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

vorhees.jpg Floyd L. Voorhees, age 90 of Silver Springs passed away on February 1, 2018 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Castile, New York on September 4, 1927 a son to the late Spencer and Margaret (Newcomb) Voorhees. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by the mother of his children: Mary Ellen Voorhees who passed away in 2011, siblings: Carolyn Streb, Dorothy Parmiley and Donald Voorhees.

Floyd was a 1946 graduate of Perry High School.  He was a self-employed dairy and crop farmer. At the age of 20 Floyd rented 50 acres to start his career in farming, in 1950 he bought the former Sowerby Farm in Silver Springs. He was a cutting-edge farmer having the first carousel milking parlor in the state and was one of the largest dairy farms in Wyoming County at that time. He was also a dealer for Cargill Seed Co. He was an active member of FFA in and after high school and was a past president in 1948. A member of the Castile Community Club and Wyoming County Farm Bureau. Mr. Voorhees lived and breathed farming. He enjoyed going to dances, playing euchre and bridge, traveling and spending time with his family.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Mary (David) Crockett of Nottinghoam, NH, Jane (Thomas Kowasz) Voorhees of Perry, son: Stephen Voorhees of Perry, 8 grandchildren: Katie Lucero, Rebecca (Bill) Thornhill-Crockett, Mark (Jessica Morey)Crockett, Matthew (Janelle) Hennard, Justin and Nathan Voorhees, Christen (Dan) Feiler and Zachary Kowasz, 4 great grandchildren: Gavin and Noah Hennard, Levi Voorhees and Jack Feiler, sister-in-law: Vivian V. Mason, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 1:00-3:00PM on Saturday February 10, 2018 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530 where Funeral Services will follow at 3:00PM at the Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Saturday evening from 6:00-8:00PM at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County 4-H Department 36 Center St Suite B Warsaw, NY 14569. 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.

joyces_racing_silks.jpgEDWARD C. WYDER ~ Akron 

Age 85, died peacefully on Monday January 29, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital with his son, Thad L. Cotter by his side. He was born October 4, 1932 in Akron, NY a son of the late Anthony and Bronislawa (Piotrowski) Wyder also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Wyder, Sr.                                                                         

Edward graduated from Akron High School and owned and operated the Wyder family farm in Alabama Center for many years. Upon his marriage to Joyce, he joined her in owning and operating her business, Joyce's Racing Silks until his retirement. Ed enjoyed fishing with his brother and collecting knives. 

Surviving is his beloved wife of 45 years, Joyce L. (Mattocks) Wyder of Akron; son/daughter-in-law and caretakers, Thad L. (Marites) Cotter of Akron, 3 step-children, 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Stanley Wyder of Batavia and Victoria Graves of Akron along with several nieces and nephews. 

Per Ed's wishes there is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the family. Memorial contributions in his memory are suggested to the family and he will be laid to rest in the Wyder family plot at Grand View Cemetery. 

Please share your words of comfort with Edward's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

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

 

LESTER D. "SPOTTED DAWG" CRAWFORD ~ Corfu

Age 62, of Corfu was called to Heaven Monday January 29, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center because God's Bulldozer needed repairs. He was born in November 11, 1955 in Batavia, NY a son of C. Denzil Crawford of Corfu and the late Faith Crawford. 

Lester worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and along with his former wife, Robin operated a rental outlet in Marble Falls, TX. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, "Dawg Gone." 

Surviving along with his father are his brothers, Greg (Charlotte) Crawford of Darien, William (Pam) Crawford of Sardinia; children, Cameron and Yolanda, 2 grandchildren all of Marble Falls, TX; long time health aid and dear friend, Jessica Pozzobo; past health aids, Sally & Nadine and a special thank you to Laura Dietrich of Hospice. 

Funeral services will be held privately by the family, he will be laid to rest in Old Buffalo Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Please share your words of comfort with Dawg's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF LESTER D. CRAWFORD IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020

 

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