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Oakfield – Mrs. Rose Marie Sapienza Mead, age 96 of Oakfield, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Honeoye, NY.

Mrs. Mead, born on September 26, 1923 in Oakfield, was the eldest daughter of the late James and Agnes Shilen Sapienza.  Rose was a lifelong resident of Oakfield and graduated from OACS in 1939.  She attended the University of Rochester, graduating with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in 1944.  Mrs. Mead spent a summer at Middlebury College in Vermont, enrolled in a graduate program at the La Maison (The French House).  At various times in her career, she taught French, Latin and English, with French being her primary teaching assignment. Rose was also fluent in Italian and Spanish.  She enjoyed baking, knitting, playing the piano, scrabble and crossword puzzles.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time with family.

Rose was an active member of the St. Padre Parish/St. Cecilia’s, participating in various activities such as:  music ministry, RCIA, Faith Formation, Vicariate, and Altar and Rosary Society.  She also belonged to the Genesee County Retired Teachers Association, and the Oakfield-Alabama Historical Society since it was organized in 1998.

Mrs. Mead is predeceased by her husband, James Lavers Mead, her brother Dominic (Luella) Sapienza, and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Cliff) Andres of Honeoye; son, Michael Mead of Penfield; six grand children: Matthew Andres, Rachel Andres, Jessica Andres, Sarah Andres, David (Venessa) Mead, and Kevin Mead; her great-grand-daughter Sylvia Mead; two sisters: Louise (Carl) Mancino and Marion (Tom) Brown all of New Port Richey, Florida.  She is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Public visitation for Rose and her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.  She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to St. Padre Pio Altar and Rosary Society in care of St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York 14125; or Oakfield-Alabama Central School Foreign Language Club, 7001 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, New York 14125; or the Ontario-Yates Hospice, a program of UR Medicine Home Care, 756 Pre Emption Road, Geneva, New York 14456-1336.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Rose’s name please visit www.burdettandsanford.com

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

trueobit.jpg  Jeffrey True, age 60, of Perry NY passed away on Thursday April 2, 2020 at Highland Hospital in Rochester after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Brockport, NY on November 27, 1959, a son to Ruth E. (Mosholder) True of Perry and the late Blair L. True.

Jeff was a 1977 graduate of Churchville-Chili Central High School and 1979 graduate of Alfred State College. In high school Jeff was a foreign exchange student and in return he and his family hosted an exchange student from Uzbekastan. He was a farmer his entire life working on the family farm in Spencerport and then moving to Perry in 1979, when his family purchased the former Todd Farm currently True Farms. Jeff was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center where he was a deacon and a 30 year member of the choir. He was very active in the farming community. A former President of the Wyoming County Farm Bureau, serving on the board of directors for the Wyoming County Cooperative Extension, , chairman for the Wyoming County 4-H Dairy committee and dairy judging program. He provided leadership for the Wyoming County 4-H dairy show and open dairy show. Found great love for the Wyoming County Fair where he was active in many activities during the week. He helped out with the New York State Spring Dairy Carousal Show running shows and checking in NYS brown swiss, and exhibited cattle at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin. A member of the Wyoming County Jr. Holstein Club, Canton director for the NYS Brown Swiss Association, and a National Director for the Brown Swiss Associtation. Served on the board of directors for the annual Wyoming County Agri-Palooza . He was an advocate and had great passion for immigration reform, making several trips to Mexico to learn about their culture and to meet families. He had a commitment to the farming industry in working with research through Cornell University to help farmers to be more efficient. Found great joy in helping the Perry Central School host many events where he would drive his tractor and wagon for the annual Pumpkin walk and Memorial Day parade. In his spare time Jeff enjoyed sking, reading, socializing with friends, going to all his children’s school events, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Stacia (Emo) True whom he married on October 11, 1997, daughter: Taryn L. True, sons: Tucker J.and Trenten J.True adopted daughter: Liana Ilardi all at home, mother: Ruth True of Perry, father-in-law: James Emo of Canesteo, sisters: Nancy (Philip)McGuire -Harnden of Spencerport, Ellen True of Livonia, brothers: Brian (Diane) True of Perry, Glenn (Amy) True of N.C. Barry (Sharon) True of Warsaw, brother-in-law: Ryan (Theresa) Emo of N.C. along with many nieces, nephews, , aunts, uncles and cousins.

Along with his father he is preceded in death by a mother-in-law: Judy (Zielazinski) Emo.

Private services will be held on Monday April 6th at the First Congregational Church in Perry Center at 11:00 am. (Services will be live streamed on Facebook and at the Silver Lake Drive –In for the public.) A public visitation and Memorial service will be announced at a later date.
He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ogden, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, Ny 14530, Wyoming County Fair Association P.O. Box 128, Castile, NY 14427 (directed to the new barn fund), Wyoming County 4-H Program 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569, National Brown Swiss Association 800 Pleasant Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-5456, or to the NYS Holstein Association 840 Hanshaw Rd. - Suite #5 Ithaca, NY 14850. 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.

Batavia - Amy E. Guthrie, 58, of Batavia, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center.

Amy was born October 13, 1961, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Stanley O. and Joan C. Eveleigh Waters.

A loving mother and grandmother, Amy loved to play cards especially pinochle and enjoyed word games. She loved to read and during the summer months she would often be found on her front porch with the radio on lost in a good book. She will be remembered by her family as being very creative and very involved in do-it-yourself projects. In her youth, she was active with the Boy Scouts of America and took pride in becoming a Boy Scout. Amy was a longtime employee at the Albion Correctional Facility.

She is survived by her children; Elizabeth (Edith) Waters of Austin, Texas, Mitchell Guthrie of Batavia, Jessica (Blake) Leddick of Batavia and James (Jessica) Maskell of Batavia; four grandchildren; Lukas Leddick, Bailey, Sophie and Collin Maskell; four brothers; Mark Waters of Florida, Lance (Margaret) Waters of Florida, Ray (Diane) Waters of Batavia and Andy Waters of Florida; her sister; Cynthia (late John) Ciszkowski of Blasdell along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother, Duff Waters.

There will be no visitation.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

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

konarski_donald_-_photo.jpgDonald M. Konarski, 92 of Elba and formerly of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (March 6, 2020) in Panama City Beach, Florida while vacationing with family.

He was born August 19, 1927 in Batavia, a son of the late Frank and Ethel Warren Konarski.

Donald retired in 1989 after 44 years of service from LeRoy Industries. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW and former member of the Moose and St. Nick's Clubs. "Dad" as he was affectionately known by many enjoyed bowling, fishing, watching the Buffalo Bills with his son-in-law, going to the lake and the casino and most of all happy hours with his family and friends. He will surely be missed by all.

He is survived by his daughters, Vincenne (Dennis) Maute of Elba and Donna (Keith) Coyne of Washington, NC.  Grandchildren Eric (Angel) Johnston, Patrick (Kasie) Coyne, Carrie (Brad) Fairbank, Lynette Irwin, and Brian Coyne; six great grandchildren, one great- great grandson, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Vincent Konarski and Frank Konarski

A funeral service and celebration of life will be held at a later date after it is deemed safe from the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

 

 

LeRoy ~ Thomas H. Casey, 74, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.

     Tom was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Sept. 1, 1945. There he attended Most Holy Rosary School and Central Technical High School. He went on to study culinary arts at the State University of New York at Delhi.

     He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.  In addition to serving as chef at several restaurants, Tom worked for the State of New York Corrections Division, where he was director of food administration at Sonyea Correctional Facility. He was a long-time member at St. Brigid’s parish in Bergen, N.Y., and a member at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in LeRoy, N.Y.

     He was proud of his children and worked hard to help them accomplish their goals. Tom’s grandchildren always made him smile. He was an active volunteer at Notre Dame High School in Batavia, N.Y. His children and grandchildren are his legacy.

     Tom is survived by his wife, Mary Kay (Callahan) Casey; two daughters, Eileen (Matt) Gianiodis, and Kathryn (William) Najem; five sons, Robert (Kelly), Ryan (Andrea), Peter (Lauren), Dennis (Laura) and Andrew (Amanda); 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild; his sisters, Margaret Robinson and Collette Byrne; his sisters-in-law, Sheila (Ron) Francis, Christine (John) Zinni, Marlene Casey, Marla Callahan; and brothers-in-law, Michael (Margaret) Callahan; Kevin (Vivian) Callahan ; Thomas (Catherine) Callahan; David (Linda) Callahan; and Timothy (Kelly) Callahan.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Madeline (O’Donnell) and Harold Casey; his brother, Gerald; sisters, Anne Ryan and Bernadette Naughton.

     A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date to be announced.

     In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020 or the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Thomas Casey.

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


God has welcomed Jane Carol Campbell of Dover on March 28, 2020 after a long, wonderful and courageous life. Jane and her identical twin sister were born March 19, 1950 weighing 2 pounds 10 ounces, in Batavia NY. Jane and her twin sister were born with cerebral palsy. Jane became able to walk with the aid of wooden crutches at the age of 3. She grew up in Leroy, NY, and attended Leroy Central School.

She relocated to Dover, DE in 1964 when her father was reassigned with General Foods. Jane graduated from Dover High School, class of 1969. She graduated from Delaware Technical Community College. She resided in Dover’s Luther Towers and then Silver Lake Nursing Home. She was well-known for her electric wheelchair and her smiling and cheerful attitude.

Jane loved her family and always inquired about her many nieces and nephews. She was an avid camper visiting 30 states and Canada with her family. Her interests included American History focusing on Presidential history. She also was fond of Broadway musicals, John Wayne movies, and the Philadelphia Phillies. She liked to dress patriotically in red, white and blue clothing.

Jane was predeceased by her parents Harold R. Campbell (2009), Mary Lou Brown Campbell, (2011), brother, Robert W. Campbell (2005) and brother in law Richard Jones (2016). She is survived by her twin sister Janet Campbell Jones of Frederica, DE, and younger sister Sandra Campbell Allen (Joseph) of Manahawkin, NJ, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jane Campbell to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 209 South State Street, Dover, DE, 19901 or the Brandywine Valley SPCA 1757 Horsepond Rd., Dover DE 19901.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to the current health issues. Letters of condolence may be sent and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com

Lee Anne F. Suter, Lima, NY:  At age 76, Lee Anne passed on March 28, 2020.  She was born on March 24, 1944 in Rochester, NY to the late Robert and Agnes (Adams) Butler.  Predeceased by her husband Elmer G. Suter in 2011 and her sister Patricia Smith.  Survived by daughters; Kimberly (James) Riedmiller of Byron and Andrea Suter (Timothy Sauerbier) of Lima; grandchildren, Hannah, Dylan, and Connor Riedmiller; siblings, Robert (Sara) Butler of Avon and Sandra Farron of Livonia.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Lee Anne was a lifelong resident of Lima and graduated from Honeoye Falls-Lima High School.  She married Elmer on April 14, 1978 and they celebrated 33 years of marriage before his passing.  Lee Anne retired from Southco in Honeoye Falls.  She loved spending time with family and friends and cherished every moment spent with her children and grandchildren.  She was very giving and always tried to help anyone she could.  She had a good sense of humor and loved making people laugh.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lima, NY.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lee Anne’s memory to Hearthside Cats, PO Box 282, Geneseo, NY 14454.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

BATAVIA - Janet L. Murray, 64, of Batavia, passed away Friday, (March 27, 2020), at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.

Ms. Murray was born July 8, 1955, in Adrian, Michigan, a daughter of Joanne (Peavey) Dart of Batavia and the late Donald Dart.

Janet was a member of Cornerstone Church in East Pembroke and enjoyed reading, crocheting, and playing card and board games.  She cherished time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Amanda) Murray of Bethany; grandchildren, Nora and Jack Murray; brothers,  James Dart of Batavia, Dale (Katherine) Dart of Homer, Darrell (late Jennifer) Dart of Holley; a sister Kayleen (Vinny Pastore) Dart of LeRoy.  Serveral nieces and nephews also survive.

Private services will be held for immediate family.  A video of the service will be posted to the funeral home's website. A public service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  Burial will be in West Bethany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Janet's memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14020.

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

hay_thelma_-_photo.jpgThelma “Ozzie” Getman Hay, 93 of Getzville, NY and formerly of Akron, passed away peacefully on Friday (March 27, 2020) at the Rosa Coplan Jewish Home and Infirmary (Weinberg Campus).

She was born November 1, 1926 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Fred and Helen Heller Hilbrecht.

Thelma was a clerk for Brooks Drugstore in Buffalo prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church in Akron and was a member of the Akron Newstead Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, cooking, square dancing with Theodore and country line dancing with Al. She was a mentor, friend and the life of every party. She will be missed dearly by family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Theodore Getman who died in 1974 and Albert Emerson Hay who died in 2011. She was also the sister of the late June Wysowaty.

Survivors include her four daughters, Elizabeth Riccio of West Seneca, Pamela (Melvin) Falker of Akron, Amy (Steve) Parke of Kempner, TX and JoAnne (Mark) Forbach of Williamsville. Two sons, Michael (Susan) Getman of Clifton and Theodore Getman Jr. of Amherst. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation and services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

George A. Schmieder, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2020 in The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

He was born on October 15, 1925 on a farm in Attica, New York to George and Rosa (Beck) Schmieder.  

He leaves: his wife, Janet (Courtwright) Schmieder; his daughters Karen Schmieder, Marian Smith, Lori Modafferi; sons Thomas Schmieder, Daniel Schmieder and Gary Schmieder; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Arnold, Frederick and Paul, and sisters Hilda, Erma and Shirley, and his son George (Guy) Schmieder Jr. He left behind a great many friends and acquaintances.

He attended Alexander Central School, where his athletic prowess in basketball and baseball earned him scholarship offers and induction into the Alexander Sports Hall of Fame.

He ultimately took over the family dairy farm, working with brothers Arnold and Paul.

He enjoyed playing cards, golf and fishing. One of his favorite pastimes was conversing with people; he could talk about anything, from current events to sports and history. Always quick to lend a hand or help a friend or neighbor in need, George was well-known in the community for his kindness and willingness to help anyone in need.

A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate caregivers at The Grand for their long-term care of George.

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