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Batavia - Sharon Hull, 77, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, (January 10, 2018) at Batavia Health Care Center, in Batavia.

Ms. Hull was born November 12, 1940 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Lyle and Carrie (Wooster) Smith.

Sharon greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and playing bingo.

Surviving are her children, Janice Mullaney of Batavia, and Brian Hull of LeRoy; grandchildren, Misty Mullaney of Greece, Jazmine Mullaney of Batavia, Jordan Hull of Batavia, Jacob Hull and Johanna Hull both of Caledonia; a great-grandson, Jax Mullaney; and a brother, Dorn (Terry) Smith of Elmira. 

There will be no visitation and services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., C/o UMMC, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, www.geneseecancerassistance.com/donate.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. 

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

grace.jpg Grace L. Piechowiak (née Lukasiewicz), 85, of Bennington, formally of Angola, passed away on January 10, 2018. She was born in Buffalo to the late Frank and Katherine Lukasiewicz. In addition to her parents, Grace is predeceased by her beloved husband; Robert J. Piechowiak; brothers Richard and Thomas Lukasiewicz.

Grace was a remarkable person with a passionate, generous and caring spirit who always put her family first.

She is the loving mother of Robert (Michele), David and Dennis (Carol) Piechowiak; grandmother of Kristen, Michael, Scott, Megan, Becky, Katie and Evan; 4 great-grandchildren; sister of Nancy Lock along with many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday January 18, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held January 19th at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. in Attica. Grace will be laid to rest in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery 1621 Dale Rd. in Cheektowaga.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bennington Fire Co. 1353 Rt. 354 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, New York 14011.

outdoors.jpg Norman P. Michael, 66, of Batavia passed away peacefully on January 8, 2018 at the Batavia Health Care Center. He was born on October 4, 1951 in Springville to the late John and Virginia (Sekuterski) Michael. In addition to his parents, Norman is predeceased by his sister Elvira Michael; brother Richard Michael and sister-in-law Gloria Michael; brothers-in-law William Herkey and Tom Letcher.

Norm attended St. Johns school in Alden, NY where he was an altar boy as a child. Worked for Access Rentals which later became JM Enterprises of Batavia for over 30 years as a paint technician.  He liked hunting, fishing, target shooting and gardening. Norman was dearly loved by his friends and family and will be sadly missed.

He is survived by a son; Norman Michael Jr.; brothers Robert (Patricia) Michael of Cowlesville, Jim Michael of Ishua, NY; sisters Eileen (Velenzo) Cameron of NC., Phyllis Letcher of Leon, NY., Gloria Herkey of Alden; granddaughter Jaiden along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Norm will be laid to rest in the Ebenezer Cemetery in West Seneca.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lipson Cancer Center 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfu neralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

LeRoy/Webster ~ Gerald Alfred Gaylord, age 70, of Webster, formerly of LeRoy, passed away early Sunday morning (January 7, 2018) at home in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born June 1, 1947 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a son of the late Harry and Ruth Botts Gaylord.

     Gerald was a 1966 graduate of LeRoy High School.  Upon graduation, he started working at LeRoy Industries and when the company changed to Automotive Corp., he moved with the company to Batavia until his retirement in 2009 after 43 years of service.  He was a past coach for the LeRoy T-shirt league, past cub scout leader for Pack 22 and past president of the Holy Name Society at St. Peter's Church in LeRoy.  He was also a life member (3rd degree) of Council 2936 Knights of Columbus in LeRoy and a 4th degree member of Assembly 755 in Batavia.

     He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Donna Jo (Sherman) Gaylord; his sons, Gerald A. Gaylord II of Webster and Douglas A. (Kimberly) Gaylord of Webster; his granddaughters, Brittany (Thomas Quinn) Gaylord of Hamlin, Alexis Gaylord of Webster and Olivia Gaylord of Webster; great-grandson, Thomas James Quinn Jr. of Hamlin; siblings, Margaret "Peggy" (Nicholas) Falanga of Batavia, Carol (James) Brandes of Stafford, Robert (Millie) Gaylord of Stafford and Paul (Michelle) Gaylord of Batavia; sister-in-law, Patricia (James "Eddie") Kidman of Greece; goddaughter, Samantha (Ginge) Maguire of San Diego, CA, along with many nieces & nephews and great-nieces & great-nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Donald and Ruth Sherman.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, NY 14482; Lifetime Care, 3111 S. Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14623 or Volunteers for Animals, 3841 W. Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Gaylord’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

flower.jpg  Eleanor G. Smith, 91, of Penfield, formally of Attica, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 7, 2018 at the Grande Vie Senior Living Community in Penfield. She was born on December 18, 1926 to the late Robert and Edith (Brewer) Gibson. In addition to her parents, Eleanor is predeceased by her husband; James W. Smith; brothers Ralph, Donald and Gerald Gibson. 

She is survived by her children; Thomas (Debora) Smith of SC., Donald (Margaret) Smith of PA., and Linda Smith of Hamlin, NY; grandchildren Christopher Smith and Renee Ackert along with 6 great-grandchildren. 

There will be no prior calling hours or Funeral Service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilmer Eye Institute, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287 or the Attica Volunteer Ambulance 11 Water St. in Attica. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfu neralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 spriegel.jpg Wessley Thomas Spriegel, 40, of Attica passed away Saturday January 6, 2018. He was born on January 27, 1977 to Clark Spriegel of Attica and Sharon Pierce of Attica.

Wessley was an avid hiker, fisherman and nature lover. Besides his family, his best friend was his dog Teddy. Wherever Wess went, Teddy went. They were true buddies. Wess was getting ready for and looking forward to hiking the Pacific Coast Trail in April. He was an avid reader and was truly his happiest when he was outside with nature.

In addition to his parents, Wes is survived by his brother; Eric (Linda) Spriegel of Williamsville and his niece Emily Spriegel.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 2:00PM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 13, 2018 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stevens Memorial Library 146 Main in Attica. 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.

 

luke.jpg Luke T. Bansmer, 24, of Attica passed away on Saturday January 6, 2018. He was born on September 27, 1993 to David and Annmarie (Hinze) Bansmer of Attica. Luke is predeceased by his grandparents James and Nora Hinze.

Luke is loved very much by his mom and dad, always saying “I love you” before he say goodbye when leaving. He was loved by his family and friends and sometimes known as Tree-Man, Grumpy or Oscar the Grouch but always with love. Everyone he met had a Luke story. He was his dad’s right hand man when working on the race car and his mom’s right hand man when dad was over the road driving. Luke loved going racing with his dad to local dirt tracks, going with his parents to the World of Outlaws finals where he met his idol, Tony Stewart. He was able to talk to other outlaw drivers like Tim McCreadie and Jimmy Owens.

In addition to his parents, Luke is survived by his siblings; Alyson (Pete) Gucinski of Darien, Mathew (Jenn) Weierheisner of Pendleton, NY, and Jeanne Weierheisner of MA.; grandparents Fred and June Bansmer of Wales Center along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday January 12, 2018 from 3:00-7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday the 13th at the Funeral Home. Luke will be laid to rest in Marilla Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Luke’s name to Mike Ling 17 Foster Ridge Dr. Hamburg, NY 14075 toward an annual benefit for the kids at Roswell Park or   http://www.savethemichaels.org/ PO Box 55 Buffalo, NY 14207. 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.

Carroll Wesley Corliss, 95, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on the evening of November 21, 2017 in Fortuna, California.

Carroll was born in Elmira, New York on July 26, 1922 to Glenn and Catherine Corliss. He grew up in Batavia, New York, graduating from Batavia High School in 1940.

Carroll enlisted in the Navy on August 20, 1942 as a Naval Aviator, flying corsairs in the South China Sea. After the war, he joined the reserves and continued to fly fighter planes until his retirement from the Navy on April 30, 1964.

In 1944, just before he went off to war, he married Mary Jane Annis, who was a student at William Smith College.

In October 1955, Carroll was transferred by his employer, Eastman Kodak, to Los Altos, California, where he worked for 35 years. Carroll, with Mary Jane and children Mark and Kathy, settled down in Los Altos and lived there for 50 years. After retiring from Kodak, he enjoyed 34 years of retirement.

Carroll was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Corliss, his second wife, Gloria Batterton, his parents Glenn and Catherine, his brothers Frank (Helen) and Hunter (Dorcas), and his beloved grandson Jeremiah.

Carroll is survived by his son Mark Corliss, grandchildren Sarah and Haylee, and great-grandsons Torin and Cameron, and by his daughter Kathryn Spearbeck, grandchildren Seth, Deborah, and Hannah, and great-grandchildren Brandon, Morgan, Nathan, Alexis, and Rylan.

A private service will be held in Los Altos, California.

ficarella.jpg Frank A. “Jr.” Ficarella, 67 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Rochester General with his family by his side. He was born in Batavia on February 1, 1950 to the late Frank A. (Sara Ruffino) Ficarella Sr. He is preceded in death by his brothers Anthony and Joey Ficarella.

Jr. was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed sports especially horse racing, the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees. Jr. was a past member of St. Michael’s Society and the St. Nicholas Social Club. He and his wife Debbie enjoyed Chinese Auctions, bingo and playing cards with family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Deborah (Ferrando) Ficarella of Batavia; daughter Amy (David) Murray of Batavia; sisters Sandra (Larry) Hale of Batavia; Francine (Jim) Hodge of Lakeland, FL; sister-in-law Mary Ficarella of Batavia; his two beautiful grandchildren that he loved so much Sara and Owen Murray, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday January 11, 2018 at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York, 14020.   

nicole.jpeg Nicole D. Weber, 44, of Attica passed away suddenly on Saturday January 6, 2018 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital. She was born on January 13, 1973 in Batavia to the late Nicholas Deleo and Roxie (Branche) Deleo-Fitch of Batavia. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 9 years; Michael Weber of Attica; mother and step-father Roxie (James) Deleo-Fitch of Batavia; sister Michelle Corbelli of Penfield, Julie (Jason) Famiglietti of NC.; mother and father in law Darlynne and Michael Weber Sr. of Attica; 5 nieces Claire, Lauren, Kaylynne, Hope and Willow; 2 nephews Nicholas and Christopher along with her 2 dogs, Diesel and Pip.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Attica 3 Prospect St. Attica, NY 14011.

The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the First Responders from the Attica Fire Dept. who tried so hard to save Nicky.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Dept. 11 Water St. in Attica. 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.

 

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