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Attica - Harold A. Meisner, age 83 of Attica, passed away Monday (May 20, 2024) in the comfort of his home.

Harold was born October 6, 1940 in Attica, a son of the late Alton and Bernice (Wendler) Meisner. In addition to his parents, Harry is predeceased by a brother, William Meisner, brother-in-law, Paul Wood; and sister-in-law, Linda Clark.

Harry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon (Strong) Meisner; children, Brad (Amy) Meisner, Kristy Bowen, Lorie Wawrzyniak, Patty (Steve) Charles and Jimmy Barrett; all of Attica; grandchildren, Kelsey, Kara, Sophia, Amanda, Nick, Katelynn, Sidney, Alex, Dominic and Chelsey; siblings, Margaret Meisner, Joan Wood, Janet (Bernard) Meinweiser; and sister-in-law, Frances Meisner.

Harry proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961, until his honorable discharge in 1967. During his service he served two tours in Vietnam, and he had the honor of being a Specialized Mechanic on Air Force One during both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential terms, stationed out of Pensacola, Florida.

Harry was very proud of the business he brought to the Attica community, Meisner’s Deli. The Deli opened in the 60s, where he spent countless hours working, until his retirement in 2016. In addition to Meisner’s Deli he also spent many years behind the wheel of a truck, from his own trucking business hauling steel around the Northeast United States, to working many years at Carney & Fugle, Corcoran Custom Services, and the Town of Attica.

Harry enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, working at the pizzeria, taking rides on his tractor, farming and watching traffic. Harry will be deeply missed by many.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday (May 24, 2024) from 3 to 6:00 p.m. at Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main Street in Attica, where Harry's funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Bill Hockey will officiate. Harry will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, New York 14011. Online condolences may be made at www.marleyfuneralhome.com.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639496/harold-a-meisner May 22, 2024, 12:56pm Obituaries Harold A. Meisner Joshua Smith <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/meisner.JPG?itok=GeApF_gV" width="576" height="589" alt="Meisner" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p><strong>Attica</strong> - Harold A. Meisner, age 83 of Attica, passed away Monday (May 20, 2024) in the comfort of his home.</p><p>Harold was born October 6, 1940 in Attica, a son of the late Alton and Bernice (Wendler) Meisner. In addition to his parents, Harry is predeceased by a</p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639496/harold-a-meisner#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639484/linda-c-cowham" hreflang="en">Linda C. Cowham</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639484/linda-c-cowham
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Linda C. Cowham, age 70, passed away on April 30, 2024 at the Villages of Orleans in Albion where she resided. 

She was born on December 30, 1953 and grew up in Bergen where she went to school. She was an avid reader, gardener and cook for the majority of her life. She also enjoyed drawing architectural plans as a hobby of her dream homes. Linda worked for many years in food service at the Cupola Nursing Home in Brockport, followed by some jobs in advertising. Linda was a Jehovah’s Witness, living her life based on bible principals and the hope and promise of scripture. 

She is predeceased by her father; Richard Cowham and brother, Steven Cowham. 

Linda is survived by her mother; Lillian Cowham; sisters Cathleen (Walter) Crooks and Donna Verhagen, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. 

Per Linda’s wishes, there will be no Services. 

The family would like to express gratitude to her best friend, Donna Culbert and those who visited her and came to Bible study with her. 

To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639484/linda-c-cowham May 21, 2024, 3:24pm Obituaries Linda C. Cowham Gilmartin <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/lindapic.jpg?itok=hKW6QQ34" width="240" height="320" alt="l" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p><span>Linda C. Cowham, age 70, passed away on April 30, 2024 at the Villages of Orleans in Albion where she resided.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>She was born on December 30, 1953 and grew up in Bergen where she went to school. She was an avid reader, gardener and cook for the majority</span></p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639484/linda-c-cowham#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639478/eunice-lew" hreflang="en">Eunice Lew</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639478/eunice-lew
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Eunice Lew, 94, formerly of Byron, died on May 19, 2024 in Leroy. 

A lifetime resident of Genesee County, she was born on March 12, 1930 in Batavia, NY, the only child of Ruth (Branton) Bennett and Ward S. Bennett. Mrs. Lew enjoyed dogs, books and restaurants. She traveled throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. 

Mrs. Lew was a retired Registered Nurse having practiced 20 years at St. Jerome Hospital and 20 years at the VA Medical Center in Batavia. She was a life member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, The Gillam Grant Community Center, the Byron Historical Society, Volunteers for Animals and the YMCA. 

Mrs. Lew was a past member of the Town of Batavia Fireman Auxiliary, Shakespeare Club, Tonawanda Touring Club, Women of the Moose, Great Books Club, the Seven Springs Country Club, Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club and the Batavia Society of Artists. She graduated from Corfu High School and the St. Jerome School of Nursing. She attended Canisus College and Genesee Community College. 

She is predeceased by her husbands; Roger Saile, Bernard Sanders and Chester (Lewandoski) Lew. She and Chet shared fifty wonderful years together. 

Surviving is one son; Eric (Janet) Saile of Batavia; a half sister Mary Bennett (Randy) Luplow of TX; three grandchildren Jason (Erin) Saile, Ellen (Gregg) Traver and Sarah (Curt) Saile; great-grandchildren all of Batavia, along with cousins, plus dear friends Laurie, Anita, Frank and Melanie. 

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 24, 2024 at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main St. in Batavia. 

Memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14021 https://www.vol4animals.org/donations. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639478/eunice-lew May 21, 2024, 11:15am Obituaries Eunice Lew Gilmartin <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/lew.jpg?itok=OfZ5ge5H" width="282" height="320" alt="l" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p><span>Eunice Lew, 94, formerly of Byron, died on May 19, 2024 in Leroy.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>A lifetime resident of Genesee County, she was born on March 12, 1930 in Batavia, NY, the only child of Ruth (Branton) Bennett and Ward S. Bennett. Mrs. Lew enjoyed dogs, books and restaurants. She traveled</span></p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639478/eunice-lew#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639473/barbara-roberts" hreflang="en">Barbara Roberts</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639473/barbara-roberts
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Batavia - Barbara Roberts, 68 of Batavia passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, New York.

She was born Sunday, June 12th, 1955 in Batavia, New York a daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Drake) Holmes.

Surviving are her sisters, Margaret Plunkett and Donna Sigl; step-son Darryl (Regina) Roberts; step-daughter Pam Marsceill; niece Erin Ortiz; and nephews Shaun Plunkett and Michael Sigl.

In death Barbara is reunited with her beloved husband, Ronald Roberts; brother-in-laws, Frank Plunkett and Robert Sigl.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner and Co., Inc. A memorial service will be held in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia, New York at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Lung Association- https://www.lung.org/get-involved/ways-to-give, .

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

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639473/barbara-roberts May 21, 2024, 9:16am Obituaries Barbara Roberts Joshua Smith <div class="align-left"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/untitled-design-18.png?itok=MTcXRdSL" width="222" height="222" alt="Robers" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Batavia - Barbara Roberts, 68 of Batavia passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, New York.</p><p>She was born Sunday, June 12th, 1955 in Batavia, New York a daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Drake) Holmes.</p><p>Surviving are her sisters, Margaret</p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639473/barbara-roberts#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639466/sandra-sandy-ball-ray" hreflang="en"> Sandra (Sandy) Ball Ray</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639466/sandra-sandy-ball-ray
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Sandra (Sandy) Shirlene Ray (nee Ball) passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18th, at Premier Genesee Nursing facility surrounded by family.  Sandy was born June 27th, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Batavia.

Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) Ray and a stepdaughter, Sandy Darcy. 

Sandy is survived by her children, Neil (Tracy) Brennan Jr. of Batavia, Gregory (Lisa) Brennan of South Carolina, David (Debbie) Goff of Rochester, Susan (Ben) Vasquez (nee Goff) of Florida, step-daughter Cindy Helker.

Sandy was a loving sister in a large family of her late parents Fred Ball Sr. and Minnie Mildred Ball.

Sandy’s brothers and sisters included the previously deceased Fred Ball Jr., Kerry (Kathy) Ball Sr, Trudy Dawn Ball, Gordon Duane Ball and Vernon Ace (Ellen) Ball.

Sandy is survived by her sister Rita (late Salvatore) Tuttobene of Stafford, NY and Vincent (Nina) Ball of Acworth, GA.

Sandy was especially proud of her grandchildren, Mariah, Paige, Kylee, Matthew, Brittney, Christopher and Marissa and her great grandchildren Kaiden, Kasey, Wesley & River.

“Aunt Sandy” was close to her many nieces and nephews.

Her late husband Bob Ray and Sandy operated the Checkerboard Restaurant for many years on West Main St. in Batavia.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation at 7 pm. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 3 pm at North Byron Cemetery, Byron. 

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639466/sandra-sandy-ball-ray May 20, 2024, 3:05pm Obituaries Sandra (Sandy) Ball Ray Joshua Smith <div class="align-left"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/screensho.png?itok=SpZAPW3S" width="301" height="437" alt="Ray" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Sandra (Sandy) Shirlene Ray (nee Ball) passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18<sup>th</sup>, at Premier Genesee Nursing facility surrounded by family.<span>&nbsp; </span>Sandy was born June 27<sup>th</sup>, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Batavia.</p><p>Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob)</p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639466/sandra-sandy-ball-ray#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639462/kermit-p-beadle" hreflang="en">Kermit P. Beadle</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639462/kermit-p-beadle
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Kermit P. Beadle, Jr. age 82, passed away May 17, 2024, at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born February 3, 1942, in Rochester, a son of the late Kermit, Sr. and Dorothy (Rosecrans) Beadle and had lived in this area all his life.
 
Kermit graduated from Holley High school in 1960.  He received his BS from SUNY Brockport in 1964 and his master’s in education in 1966.  He taught math at Batavia City School’s for 34 years, retiring in 1998.  In the summer months, he was a house painter with fellow teachers from the school.  In his younger years, Kermit worked as a meat cutter with his uncle at the family butcher shop.  He was the family handyman, painting, plumbing construction, siding, and electrical work for his family and rental properties.  In his retirement, he spent many winters in Myrtle Beach.  He loved traveling and visited Alaska, Hawaii, and many trips to Las Vegas. 
 
Kermit enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, and going to the casino with the Busy Buddies. His greatest accomplishment was getting a hole in one at 80 years old.  He was a member of the Wednesday night golf league at Brown Rd. Golf Course in Albion and Thursday morning member at Hickory Ridge Golf Course.  He served as Secretary for the Monday men’s bowling league in Albion and Tuesday’s teacher’s league at Mancuso’s in Batavia for many years.
 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Maryellen; his sister Karen (David) Webster and step-daughter Holly Simmons.
 
Kermit is survived by his 2nd wife of 23 years, Rosemarie; son John of Brockport; his daughter Kathy (Scott Hamlin) Sedore of Holley; granddaughter Jessica Sedore of Rochester; nephew Jeffrey (Lauren) Webster of PA; niece Lisa (Tosh) Bitsas of Churchville;  great-nieces and nephew Kiki, Ana, Niko Bitsas and Brenleigh Webster; step-children Paul (Sherri) Wishman of FL, Norma Barker of TX, Debby Cravatta of FL and several cousins.
 
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 16650 State Rte. 31 Holley Saturday May 25th 11:00am-1:00pm where his Memorial Service will follow at 1:00pm.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116-7023.
To share a special memory of Kermit, visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com
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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639462/kermit-p-beadle May 20, 2024, 12:03pm Obituaries Kermit P. Beadle Lisa Ace <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/kermit-beadle-pic.png?itok=LjhUYhne" width="561" height="640" alt="kermit beadle" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div>Kermit P. Beadle, Jr. age 82, passed away May 17, 2024, at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born February 3, 1942, in Rochester, a son of the late Kermit, Sr. and Dorothy (Rosecrans) Beadle and had lived in this area all his life.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Kermit graduated from Holley High</div> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639462/kermit-p-beadle#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639461/mrs-barbara-jane-folger-greene" hreflang="en">Mrs. Barbara Jane (Folger) Greene</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639461/mrs-barbara-jane-folger-greene
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Barbara Jane (Folger) Greene, 86, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2024.

Barbara was born on April 11, 1938, the daughter of the late Robert and Lois (Hollenbeck) Folger.

After graduating from Batavia High School in 1956, she went on to Vermont College to earn an Associate's Degree. Upon graduation, she went on to be a medical secretary for Dr. Fox, then supervisor at Genesee Memorial Hospital, retiring from Batavia Ophthalmology in 2011.

Barbara enjoyed reading and knitting, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Betsy (Thomas) Pettinella and Mary Jo (Roger) Hume. She was "Granny" to her six grandchildren, Matthew (Meghan) Chartraw, Philip (Ali) Pettinella, Adam (Mackenzie) Pettinella, Cady (Ohnet) Jaime-Molina, Jenna (Jacob) Hoffman and Abbey Hume, along with ten great-grandchildren and longtime companion David L. Hayward.

There are no prior visiting hours. Friends are invited to graveside services on Friday, May 24, 2024 at 12:30 pm at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's name may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia,  New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639461/mrs-barbara-jane-folger-greene May 20, 2024, 11:30am Obituaries Mrs. Barbara Jane (Folger) Greene Joshua Smith <div class="align-left"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/greenephoto.png?itok=CWC7qT1v" width="304" height="380" alt="Greene" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Barbara Jane (Folger) Greene, 86, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2024.</p><p>Barbara was born on April 11, 1938, the daughter of the late Robert and Lois (Hollenbeck) Folger.</p><p>After graduating from Batavia High School in 1956, she went on to Vermont College to earn an Associate's Degree. Upon</p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639461/mrs-barbara-jane-folger-greene#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639459/john-william-thomas-hendershott" hreflang="en">John William Thomas Hendershott</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639459/john-william-thomas-hendershott
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John William Thomas Hendershott (Chicago, Illinois), born in Batavia, New York, passed away on April 28, 2024, at the age of 60, after a lengthy illness.

A graduate of Attica Jr Sr High School, John worked as a Customer Service Technician for Jiffy Lube in several locations. He loved to cook, gardening, and was an avid crossword puzzler. He never met a cat he didn't want to take home for his own. 

He now rests with parents Duane and Jackie Hendershott, sister Jeanne Saracini, Aunt Sandy (Paul) Oberlander, Uncle Lee (Millie) Hendershott, grandparents William and Anne Glor and Laverne and Dorothy Hendershott.

 John is survived by sister Dot (Bill) Dustin, brother Dean Hendershott, Aunt Sheila (John) Henderson along with nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. John will be laid to rest in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Attica.

To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639459/john-william-thomas-hendershott May 20, 2024, 10:50am Obituaries John William Thomas Hendershott Gilmartin <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/hendershott.jpg?itok=qQqA6Xb0" width="300" height="291" alt="h" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p><span>John William Thomas Hendershott (Chicago, Illinois), born in Batavia, New York, passed away on April 28, 2024, at the age of 60, after a lengthy illness.</span><br><br><span>A graduate of Attica Jr Sr High School, John worked as a Customer Service Technician for Jiffy Lube in several locations. He loved</span></p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639459/john-william-thomas-hendershott#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639451/edward-w-swanson" hreflang="en">Edward W. Swanson</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639451/edward-w-swanson
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Edward W. Swanson, 87 of Batavia, formerly of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Thursday (May 16, 2024) at the Batavia Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born June 13, 1936 in Lancaster, NY, a son of the late Edward J. and Wilhelmina Schmidt Swanson.

Edward was a Veteran of the U.S. AirForce, having served his country from 1955-1958. He was employed by Whiting Door Co. and Akron Rule prior to his retirement.

Survivors include his sisters, Susan Ahalt of Depew, Dorothy (Cortland) Shanks of South Carolina and Maxine Toot of North Carolina. Nephew, William Ahalt, Niece, Pamela Park. Also survived by great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (May 24th) from 6-8pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. A graveside service with military honors will be Saturday (May 25th), 10am at Hillside Cemetery, Angling Road in Corfu, NY.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Corfu Fire Department. 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.

 

 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639451/edward-w-swanson May 19, 2024, 10:05pm Obituaries Edward W. Swanson Ronald Konieczny <div class="align-right"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/swanson-edward-photo.jpg?itok=n1fTcG06" width="262" height="386" alt="Swanson" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Edward W. Swanson, 87 of Batavia, formerly of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Thursday (May 16, 2024) at the Batavia Veterans Administration Medical Center.</p><p>He was born June 13, 1936 in Lancaster, NY, a son of the late Edward J. and Wilhelmina Schmidt Swanson.</p><p>Edward was a Veteran of</p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639451/edward-w-swanson#comments
<a href="/obituaries/639447/joseph-j-olverd" hreflang="en">Joseph J. Olverd</a> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639447/joseph-j-olverd
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Joseph J. Olverd, 77 of Batavia, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday (May 16th) passing away unexpectedly at his residence. 

He was born May 12, 1947 in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the late Philip and Harriet Horton Olverd.

He loved his family dearly and will be sadly missed by his children, Laura (Peter) Koepp of Basom, Rene R. Jaccoud of Batavia, David Olverd of Florida and Eric Olverd of Batavia. Sisters, Phyllis (Jack) Pata of Spencerport and Rosalie Pusateri of Avon. Brother, Philip Olverd Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA. Also survived by seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Joe had many talents and hobbies throughout his entire life and was an avid outdoorsman. He was an excellent trumpet player, loved snake hunting & handling, worked at the Buffalo Zoo as a reptile keeper (herpetologist). He enjoyed the art of flint napping making arrowheads and other items. Then also pursued knife making and dabbled in growing bonsai trees. Joe was also featured on the Captain Kangaroo TV show and many other interviews showcasing his talents with snakes and other reptiles.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday (May 21st) at 11am at Mumford Rural Cemetery.

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.

 

 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639447/joseph-j-olverd May 18, 2024, 9:40am Obituaries Joseph J. Olverd Ronald Konieczny <div class="align-left"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/olverd-joseph-photo1.jpg?itok=1vbSSScr" width="250" height="362" alt="Olverd" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p><span>Joseph J. Olverd, 77 of Batavia, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday (May 16<sup>th</sup>) passing away unexpectedly at his residence.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>He was born May 12, 1947 in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the late Philip and Harriet Horton Olverd.</span></p><p><span>He loved</span></p> https://www.thebatavian.com/obituaries/639447/joseph-j-olverd#comments