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morrow1.jpg  Daniel L. Morrow, 69, of Batavia passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday February 23, 2020 at the LeRoy Village Green. He was born in Batavia on August 12, 1950 to the late Murray Morrow and Donna (O’Brien) Morrow of Batavia. In addition to his father, Daniel is predeceased by his wife; Georgina A. Morrow

Daniel was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, walking the beach, and most of all sitting by the ocean with a good book.  In his later years he took up biking and loved to talk about his 100-mile trip on the Erie Canal from Brockport to Syracuse that he made several times; by himself, with his son-in-law, Philip, and once with his grandson, Anthony.  He instilled in us a zest for life and enjoying all that was around us.  From his love of music, watching good movies, appreciating great comedy, to cheering on his beloved Yankees, Sabres and Bills (he was a hometown man through and through), traveling, great food, and good wine, he never stopped experiencing and enjoying life. Danny loved his parents, his siblings, his wife, and his children, but he found great joy in being a grandfather.  His grandkids all knew that if they needed anything, he was the one to turn to.  You have left a mark on their lives and they were blessed to call you theirs. With immense courage you faced the end of your life.  We watched you fight a disease that could not be overcome, but one that could be endured.  And you valiantly endured with a smile and grace, strength and tenacity right to the end.  You taught us all something in the last chapter of your life that we did not want to learn, but that will leave us better going forward - when life is unfair don’t get bitter, be kind. 

The last two years of your life you received the best care at Leroy Village Green.  Every nurse, every aide, every therapist, every housekeeper came in to see you and commented on your beautiful smile, your sense of humor, your kindness to each and every one.  The entire staff mourned you like you were their father, their friend, their brother.  You will be missed by many, but more importantly you will be remembered.        

He is survived by his children; Amy (Tony) Ilacqua of Oakfield, Jessica (Philip) Farley of Liverpool, Jason (Kristine) Morrow of Tonawanda, Danielle (Scott) Tooley of Batavia; siblings Donna (Tom) Smyth of CO., Vicky (George) Hodges of VA., Mickey (Diane) Morrow of Batavia, Brian (Carolyn) Morrow of CA., Mark (Lee) Morrow of WA., Dennis (Natasha) Morrow of CA., and Timmy (Brenda) Morrow of Batavia; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday February 27, 2020 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday February 28th at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia. Mr. Morrow will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cure PSP www.psp.org 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001. 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.

betters.jpg  Russell D. Betters, Rusty, of Oakfield, New York died peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after nearly 79 years of a life well lived. Russell was born on April 8, 1941 in Oakfield, New York to the late Marshall and Agnes Betters.  

Russell spent his entire life in Oakfield, New York, a town he loved to call home. Those who know him best speak fondly of his years as an icon at many local dealerships where he greeted his customers for nearly 60 years with, “How’s that car running?” Rusty sold thousands of cars at local dealerships including Frey Brothers Motors, Mancuso Motors, Hawley Motors, Country Motors, and most recently, Ken Barrett Chevrolet for 22 years. Russell had a wealth of knowledge and deep affinity for all things motor vehicles.

Russell was a member of the first class to attend Oakfield High School on Lewiston Road. Russell was an active Boy Scout, earning the prestigious honor of Eagle Scout. Continuing his devotion to service, Russell served in the National Guard. Russell spent his free time golfing with his son James every summer, and cherished their trip to The Masters in Augusta. He treasured the time he and Carlene spent tending to their house and beautiful gardens. Russell loved to share stories about adventures at the casino and memories of time spent at Saranac Lake.  Citizens of the town of Oakfield may remember Russ and Carlene’s restaurant Car’s Corner, and they could ring in the Christmas season by the twinkle of lights and decorations Russell put up meticulously each year at his home on Main Street.   

Dad, your wish to spend your final days at home was granted, and we will forever cherish all of the memories created and revisited during this time together. The stories, laughter, and tender moments we shared are such a gift. We are grateful you are at peace.

Russell is survived by his wife Carlene (Cadieux) of Oakfield, daughter, Wendy Spear (Bill Davis) of Batavia, son James (Kelly) Betters of Stafford, daughters Sandra Betters of Northport, and Mary Ellen McQueen (Brian) of Niskayuna, son Dean (Tracy) Cadieux of Oakfield, and daughter, Christin Thompson (Paul) of Byron. Russell loved spending time with his grandchildren Marygrace (Aaron), Julie, James, Patrick, Charlotte, Joshua, Lindsay, Marshall, Hope, Natalie, Logan, Mason, Will, Leah, Wade, and Carli. Great-Grandchildren Oliver, Virginia, Cameron, and Gordon.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be held privately for the family.

Memorials in his memory can be made in lieu of flowers to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263 716-845-8788. 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.

Patricia Heslor, 77, of Sun City Center, Fla., – formerly from Alabama, NY, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Pat enjoyed baking, sewing and gardening.

She truly enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren for many years. She also enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by: her husband, Doug Heslor, whom she married on July 15, 1961; and daughters, Tami (Larry) Burbules, of East Pembroke; Pam (Mark) Talbot, of Riverview, Fla.; son, Randy Heslor, of Alabama; five grandchildren -- Craig, Tracy, Heather, Jordan, Randy; and three great-grandchildren -- Cameron, Tanner and Addison.

There will be no funeral services at this time, a private burial will be at a later date at the Alabama Cemetery.  

merrittpatrick.jpgMerritt F. Patrick, age 84, of Mt. Morris, passed away on Thursday February 20, 2020 at Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw where he had been residing. He was born in Leicester, NY on August 27, 1935, a son to the late Leon and Delora (Arnold) Patrick. He is preceded in death by a brother Leon Patrick who passed away in 2018, brother-in-law’s: David Hellerman and Gerald Olin.

Merritt was a self-employed farmer in Mt. Morris owning and operating Pat-Noel Farms. He also worked 10 years at Industry in Rush, NY then worked 25 years for the State of New York Department of Corrections as a truck driver.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center and Perry Center Fire Department where he has been a member since the age of 18. He drove bus for the former Tri-Town Cadets Drum Corp. for many years, had a 3 pony hitch that he and his family would drive in many area parades, played Santa Claus for many years. In high school he was active in the FFA and 4-H. In Merritt’s spare time he enjoyed hunting, camping, antique tractors, having coffee with his friends, going to Pike Fair or just spending time with his family.

He is survived by his “pride and joy” of 65 years Loretta (Olin) Patrick whom he married on March 12, 1954, 2 daughters: Suzette Meyer of Mt. Morris, Deborah (Gary) Burke of Rochester, son: Mark (Mark Tyman) Patrick of Rochester, sister: Sandra Hellerman of Afton, Va., 4 grandchildren: Joshua (Elissa) Burke, Ashley (Timothy) Garvin, Shane (Chris) Meyer, Levi (Daniel Rose) Meyer, 5 great grandchildren: Heather and Margaret Burke, Peter and Oliver Garvin and Justin Skelly, 3 sister-in-law’s: Joy Patrick of Perry, Juday (Gary) Seng of Kansas City, KA, Pat Olin of Perry, brother-in-law: Richard (Pat) Olin of Fairfield Glade, TN., along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 7-9pm on Friday February 28th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St., Perry, New York 14530. Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 29th at the First Congregational Church in Perry Center at 10am. He will be laid to rest in West Perry Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Center Fire Department P.O. Box 204 Perry, New York 14530 or to the Livingston County Emergency Services 3360 Gypsy Lane Mt Morris, NY 14510. 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.

nicktundo.jpgNicholas A. Tundo, 83 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2020 at Premier Genesee Center. He was born March 17, 1936 in Batavia to the late Anthony (Lorraine Bowen) Tundo. He is preceded in death by his sister Karen Giordino, grandchildren Jason Lang, Tessacca Tundo and Jacob Lang.

Nick worked in the Rochester Laborers Union and enjoyed playing the Penny Slots.  

He is survived by his children Douglas (Amy) Tundo of West Henrietta; David (Rose) Tundo of East Bethany; Nicolette (Ricky) Lang of Batavia; Mark (Genny) Tundo of Middlebury; former wife Marie Tundo of Batavia; brothers Blaine Tundo of Rochester; Paul (Lynette) Tundo of CA; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild along with several nieces and nephews.

A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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.

LeRoy ~ Donald R. Crawford, age 84, of East Main Road, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Friday, (February 14, 2020).
     He was born December 3, 1935 in Warsaw, N.Y., a son of the late Harold and Winifred Dietsch Crawford.
     Don will be remembered as a man of little words at times, who loved his family unconditionally.  He enjoyed camping, attending stock car races and was passionate about working on and restoring his tractors in his later years.
     He is survived by his children, Donald J. (Paulette) Crawford of Fairport, Shelly (Daniel) Leone of LeRoy, Deborah L. (Brian) Brodie of Hamburg and Krista R. Lewis of Bergen; grandchildren, Cassandra Vangellow, Deanna Gill, Mackenzie Leone, Ashley Brodie, Garrett Brodie, Kyle Lewis, Brandon Lewis, Gavin Lewis and Ethan Lewis; great-grandchildren, Madison Bonnes , Ronan Rose Blasdell, Olivia Gill and Emily Gill; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann (John) Cichelli of Retsof, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, RoseMarie Antinore Crawford in 2019 and two sisters.
     Family and friends may call on Saturday, February 29 from 1 ~ 4 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his Memorial Prayer Service will be held immediately following the calling hours. Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.
     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Crawford's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Darien -- Daniel Oles, 63, of Darien, went home to be with his Lord on February 17, 2020 surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness.

Wife of Jane (Wisniewski), son of Jack and late Joan Oles, father of Meg (Matt) Janis, Andrew (Leslie), Ben (Crystal), and Pam (Dan) Hull. Brother of Judy (Jim) Villwock. Uncle of seven nieces and nephews and two great-nieces. Loving grandpa of 15 grandchildren.

Service on Monday, Feb. 24th, at 5 p.m. at Millgrove Bible Church, 11517 Genesee St. in Alden, with food and fellowship to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Massachusetts Avenue Project or Carmelite Monastery.

Dean F. Preston Sr., age 70 of Perry, New York passed away on Tuesday February 18, 2020. He was born in Warsaw, New York on January 31, 1950, a son to the late Charles and Juanita (Conley) Preston. He is preceded in death by his mother-in-law Stella (Szczpanek) Bzduch.

Throughout Dean’s working career he worked for the former Rich Plan in Perry and “Big M” supermarket in Caledonia as a meat cutter, Consolidated Natural Gas Co., Lamb and Webster, Perry Central School District and retired from SUNY Geneseo where he worked in their maintenance department. Dean enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing, boating, camping, gardening, mowing yards, watching sports, especially hockey, football, golf and NASCAR or just working out in his garage. He especially enjoyed spending time with his 5 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Marcia (Bzduch) Preston whom he married on Feb. 15, 1969, a daughter: Gina (Jeffrey) Chamberlain of Perry, 3 sons: Jeffery (Venus) Preston of Perry, Dean (Becky Pierson) Preston Jr. of Perry, Peter Preston of Pascoe, Wa., 2 sisters: Cindy (Stan) Kelley of Owasso, OK, Paula (Scott) Wolcott of Perry, 2 brothers: Charles (Sandy) Preston of Perry, Michael (Cheryl) Preston of Castile, 5 grandchildren: Jessica and Josh Preston, Dominic, Cameron and Hayden Chamberlain, father-in-law: Walter Bzduch of Perry, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-6pm on Saturday February 22nd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York, 14530. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 23rd at 2 pm at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 or to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005. For more information 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.

flowersunset.jpgJoyce Latko, 72 of Batavia, passed away February 19, 2020. She was born on September 30, 1947 in Batavia to the late Felix (Julia Penkszyk) Latko.  

Joyce worked for many years at Chapin Manufacturing. She enjoyed crocheting.  

She is survived by her sister Christine (Steve) Pettine of TN; brother John (Providence) Latko of Batavia; niece and nephews Edward (Ashley) Graff; Teresa (David) Sanchez and Joshua (Andrea) Latko.

An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020. 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, NY 14020.

WALTER C. “SKEETER” BLATT – Age 61, of Batavia, died Wednesday evening February 5, 2020 at home. He was born in Batavia, NY, a son of Ella Mae (Hyland) Blatt of Warsaw and the late Charles M. Blatt, also preceded by a sister, Ann Earl and his longtime companion, Maggie.

Skeeter was a self-employed “Fix It Guy” who specialized in car and electronic repairs, he enjoyed wood carving, had a love for dogs and wolves.

Surviving along with his mother are his siblings, Zaundra (Ed) Harris of Indiana, Gloria (John) Carpenter of Indiana, Richard Blatt of Attica, Charles (Deb) Blatt of Batavia, Terry (Shone) Reed of TN, brother-in-law, Bruce Earl of Indiana along with many nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the family and memorials in his memory can be made to the family.

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

THE FAMILY OF WALTER C. “SKEETER” BLATT IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NY 14020

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