Obituaries en Fri, 26 May 2023 13:54:50 -0400 Jeanne E. Haber Jeanne E. Haber
Jeanne E. Haber

Batavia - Jeanne E. Haber, 97, of Batavia joined God’s heavenly choir May 24 where she resided at Le Roy Village Green nursing home.

Born September 21, 1925 in Batavia, she was the daughter of the late Marion F. and Jennie Winegar Ingalsbe.

Following graduation from Corfu High School she was accepted into the nurses’ training program at Wyoming County Community Hospital which provided her the opportunity to work at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.  While in New York she met her future husband whom she married October 18, 1947 on his twenty-third birthday.
Called home to care for her ailing mother she began her western New York registered nursing career at the former St. Jerome Hospital prior to becoming part of the nursing staff at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital.  After dedicating heart and soul to her patients for more than forty years she retired in 1986 from the Genesee County Health Department as a visiting nurse.  Her love of nursing never diminished in retirement as she was instrumental in founding Hospice in Genesee County, sat on its board as one of the first members, served as a volunteer for ten years and was named Genesee County American Cancer Society’s Nurse Hope.

Outside of nursing her other great passion was singing.  From the age of three years old her voice could be heard in churches, weddings too numerous to recount (including two of her daughters) and funerals.  Plus she thoroughly enjoyed performing in several Rotary show productions.  Her favorite and most-requested song was His Eye is on the Sparrow which earned her the nickname of “bird lady” in the community.  And as a great lover of the United States and the American flag she cherished every opportunity to “belt out” the National Anthem.  She was a member of Genesee Country Church in Oakfield.

She is survived by daughters, Carole Haber of Brookline, Massachusetts, Donna Jean (John) Herbert of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and Nancy (Matt) Paul of Manchester, Georgia; grandson Sean Widlake of Brookline, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty-seven years, John B. Haber, brothers Carlton Ingalsbe and Earl Ingalsbe and sisters Hazel Murchison, Evelyn Schultz and Aleatha Scroger.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a future date at Genesee Country Church, 3268 Drake Street Road, Oakfield.  A private burial, at the convenience of the immediate family, will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, 14021.

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

Joshua Smith May 26, 2023, 1:54pm
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Anne E. Rupert Anne E. Rupert
Anne Rupert

Anne E. Rupert, 90, a long-time resident of Alexander, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the Greenfield’s Care Facility in Lancaster, NY.

Mrs. Rupert was born February 11,1933, in Batavia, NY,  a daughter of the late James and Anna Elm.

Mrs. Rupert was a retired school teacher for Pembroke Central School. Anne was a world traveller, avid camper, accomplished gardener and skilled quilter. Mrs. Rupert devoted a significant amount of time volunteering with her husband Vernon, for the Genesee County Office for the Aging Tax Program.

Surviving are her sister Daisy E. Klein of Florida, sister-in-law Eula Rupert of Georgia, nephews Darrell (Amanda) Klein of Florida, Louis (Diane) Lang of Batavia, Keith (Debbie) Rupert of Florida, Bryan (Lou Ann) Rupert of Florida, Nieces Louise (Melvin) Osborn of Oakfield, Joyce (Herman) Langford of Georgia, Gail (Robert) Stevens of Florida, Jane (Parker) Sims of Arizona and many great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends in New York, Georgia, Florida and Vienna, Austria.

In death, Anne is re-united with her parents, husband Vernon G. Rupert, son Vernon J. Rupert, Sister’s Ruth Elm and Helen Lang and Brothers-in-law Cornelius J. Klein, Kenneth Rupert and Roy Rupert. 

Anne’s family wishes to thank her long-time neighbors William and Ruth Lang of Alexander. Their kindness and unwavering friendship through the years have provided many happy memories. William and Ruth’s extraordinary, never ending devotion to Anne and Vernon over the last few difficult years, is a testament to their love and kindness. William and Ruth truly were angels sent by God to watch over Anne and Vernon. Anne’s family is forever grateful for all that they both have done.

A private graveside service will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 336 Alexander, NY 14005.  

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Lisa Ace May 26, 2023, 10:56am
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B. Margaret Jones B. Margaret Jones
B. Margaret Jones

Batavia - B. Margaret (Dryer) Jones passed on May 21, 2023 in Ft. Myers, Florida with her loving family at her side.

Margaret was born on October 26, 1918 in Batavia, NY to William and Maude (Gear) Dryer.  A graduate of Batavia High School, she married Leon “Bud” Jones on June 6, 1941.  She lived in Batavia until 2011 when she moved to Florida to be close to her daughters.

During her lifetime, Margaret worked for Pratt and Whitney in Buffalo during WWII, Batavia City Schools, and Troop A of the New York State Police from where she retired in 1983.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Linda Osborne and Nancy (Larry) Culling, her three grandchildren, Susan (Al) Batto, Nancy Jo (Dwight) Baglin and Eric Culling, three great grandchildren Bailey Batto, Andrew Batto and Hannah Baglin. Additionally she is survived by her nephew William Dryer and niece Karen (Robert) McClellan six great nieces and five great nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Leon, brother Donald Dryer, niece Beverly (Dryer) Culp, nephews Thomas and Gerald Roth and great granddaughter Jordan Batto.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia. There will be no calling hours and a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Hope Healthcare (hospice); 9470 Health Park Circle; Ft Myers, Fl 33908.

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

Joshua Smith May 26, 2023, 8:58am
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Deborah J. "Fifi" Tenney Deborah J. "Fifi" Tenney

Deborah J. “Fifi” Tenney, 67 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in Buffalo. She was born May 28, 1955 in Batavia to the late Robert and Jean (Capossela) Tenney. 

Fifi loved doing crafts, cooking, baking, shopping, car rides and her favorite stuffed animal Tigger. She enjoyed watching game shows, sports and car races. 

Deb is survived by her sister, Judith (George) Buckenmeyer Jr of Batavia, significant other, Robert Ryan of Batavia, Godson and nephew, Stephen Buckenmeyer.

There will be no prior calling hours, services will be held privately. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 

T.J. Woodward May 25, 2023, 11:43am
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Mary U. Sickmond Mary U. Sickmond

Bergen - Mary U. Sickmond, 87 of Bergen passed away on Monday, (May 22, 2023) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mrs. Sickmond was born November 26, 1935 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Clarence and Catherine (Buehler) Unger.

She was a long-time member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #575. Mary loved to travel and collect cardinals.

Surviving are her daughters, Debra (Joseph) DelleFave, Barbara Smith; grandchildren, Shannon (Richard) Burch, Shawna (Geoffrey) Tuttle, Anthony (Lisette) DelleFave, Danielle DelleFave; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Pieper Burch, Abigail and Madison Tuttle,  Bianca (Celeste) Erenstone, Ashley and Anthony DelleFave; great-great grandchildren, Olivia DelleFave, Elaina Fagner, Kamilla Erenstone, Annalee DelleFave-Jones, Matthew Granath

In death, Mary is reunited with her parents; husband, Charles Sickmond; brothers, sisters, and her son-in-law, Timothy Smith.

A private graveside service will be held in North Byron Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.

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

Joshua Smith May 24, 2023, 8:31am
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Warren C. Wilcox Warren C. Wilcox

Batavia / Maryland ~ Warren C. Wilcox, age 84, passed away on May 17, 2023 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.


Warren C. Wilcox

  He was born November 22, 1938 in Batavia, a son of the late Francis and Marion Mason Wilcox.

     Warren graduated from Batavia High School in 1956 and went on to attend Nichols Junior College and School of Forestry.  After spending two years in the U.S. Army, he worked for the Department of the Interior as a draftsman and surveyor.

     He enjoyed sitting by campfires, paddling his canoe across Chautauqua Lake and spending time with his grandchildren.

     He is survived by his brother, Norman (Ginny) Wilcox; son, Michael (Melinda) Wilcox; daughters, Robin Wilcox and Tara Wilcox and grandchildren, Anna Marie and James.

     Services for Warren will be private.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Warren’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.

LaVern Falcone May 23, 2023, 5:24pm
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Peter S. Neer Peter S. Neer

Peter S. Neer, 72, of Mount Morris, NY, previously East Bethany, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Strong Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Peter was born June 23, 1950 in Great Barrington, MA, a son of Catherine (Thorp) Kuhn and the late Ronald C. Neer.

Peter was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed going to classic car shows with his friend, Randy, and playing cards with family and friends. He was a card shark that rarely lost a game. Peter’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. “Pop-Pop,” as his grandchildren called him, would take them to apple farms, his swimming pool, ROC Holiday Village to meet Santa, family BBQs, and so much more. His grandchildren were one of the highlights of his life. He was most known for giving the best hugs and the firmest handshakes, which will be sorely missed.

Surviving is his wife, Sue Neer of Mount Morris, NY, previously East Bethany; mother, Catherine Kuhn of Colorado; his children, Peter S. (Cara) Neer Jr. of North Chili and Shayna Jeannette (Richard) Bennett of Henrietta; his grandchildren, Grady Joseph Neer of North Chili and Harper Sue Bennett of Henrietta; his siblings, Charles (Barb) Neer of Ohio, Sharon (Ken) Mackey of Colorado, and Dianne (Richard) Hearn of Florida; his best friend, who was like a brother to him, Randy Sheard of Pavilion; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends.

Peter’s funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 10:00 am at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main Street, Batavia, NY with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery to follow.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Shriners Hospital at 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at

Joshua Smith May 23, 2023, 3:32pm
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Connie passed away peacefully in the early morning on Dec. 9th, 2022. Connie was born in Quantico, Virginia, to Bernita Platten and Donald Clear.  She is survived by her three children, who made up the entirety of her world, (Heather, Amber and Trent) along with her four grandkids (Tristin, Skyler, Patrick and Caleb). Besides her children, Connie is survived by her mother, Bernita, and her sister, Dorene.  Connie was a super strong and independent woman, outgoing, loving and friendly, who increased the quality of life of those who knew her. Connie was the heart of her family, loving and dedicated.  Connie held many careers during her life. Her true calling was heath care which she received The Lifetime Contribution Award for her services. Connie was a third generation of health caregivers.  Most people in Fairbanks will remember Connie from her time working at Debs Cafe where she made friends and touched hearts of locals and tourists over the years, she also enjoyed her time working at an assisted living home. Connie loved working with rescue dogs, and Connie's favorite holiday was Christmas.  Connie will forever be loved, missed, and never forgotten.

A celebration of life will be held on June 9th from 2-5pm at The Goose, 33 South Main St. Oakfield, NY 14125.

Lisa Ace May 23, 2023, 9:50am
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Earl F. Dominesey Earl F. Dominesey
Earl F. Dominesey

Earl F. Dominesey, 90 of Varysburg, passed away peacefully at home in the same room that he entered this world surrounded by his family on Friday, May 19, 2023. He was born June 2, 1932 in Sheldon, to the late Clarence and Edna (Smith) Dominesey. Earl is preceded in death by his three siblings, Norman and Carl Dominesey, Bernice McCormick and a grandson, Brent Schum. 

He was committed to his family, farming and the community. He was first and foremost a family man as husband, father, and grandfather. Earl prioritized family vacations and time spent with his extended family. His primary life vocation was a dairy farmer on the Dominesey family homestead purchased by his Great Grandfather in 1844. His other occupations and interests included Sheldon Town Supervisor, insurance and investment product sales, truck and bus driving, NYS Soil and Water Conservation, Warsaw Hospital Board, and volunteer fireman. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Jean (Parks) Dominesey of Varysburg, children, Lawrence (Lorraine) Dominesey of Arcade, Jodie (Tom) Wareham of Corfu, Andrew (Catherine) Dominesey of Mansfield, MA, Elizabeth (Thomas) Ball of East Aurora, Susan (Ray Smith) Dominesey-Schum of Sheldon, 10 grandchildren, Aaron, Jeremy (Brittnie), Amanda, Elaina (Tyler), Anna (Jake), Kurt (Hannah), Cassandra (Kortney), Suzanna (Jake), Grant, Courtney, 4 great-grandchildren, Tessa, Riley, Blake and Denver Ruth, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 26, 2023 from 4 to 7pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at St. Cecilia (St. John Neuman), 991 Centerline Road, Sheldon, NY 14145. He will be laid to rest in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Ellicottville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, Inc., 450 N Main St, Suite 3, Warsaw, NY 14569, Wyoming County Aging Office, 8 Perry Ave, Warsaw, NY 14569. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. 

T.J. Woodward May 23, 2023, 9:37am
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Francis G. Radley Francis G. Radley

East Bethany ~ Francis G. Radley, age 89, passed away on Saturday (May 20, 2023) at Premier Genesee Center in Batavia, surrounded by his loving family.


Francis Radley

  He was born May 18, 1934 in Stafford, N.Y., a son of the late Frederick and Margaret Nearpass Radley.

     Francis was a 60 plus year member of the Stafford Fire Department, where he served as past Assistant Chief and Chief.  He was a member of the Batavia Bridle and Saddle Club, the WNY Draft Horse Association and a supporter of 4-H.  He was involved with raising and showing horses for over 70 years and he was the founder and leader of the Stafford Trail Blazers 4-H club for many years teaching many youths how to ride horses.

     He is survived by his children, Roy (Judy Lynn) Radley of Wellsville, Deborah (Jerry) Klotzbach of Basom, Thomas (Barb) Radley of Stafford, Judy (Michael) Anderson of Stafford, Kenneth (Lorie Yasses) Radley of Batavia, Susan (William) Meier of Corfu and Ronald (Julie) Radley of Batavia; daughter-in-law, Florine Radley of Basom; step-children, Gary (Kathy) Miller of Fairport, Thomas (Carrie) Miller of CA, Sean (Meg) Miller of Gates and Diana (Sam) Prinzi of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Bea Radley of FL and Loretta Radley of IN, along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     He was predeceased by his wife, Ann K. Radley; sons, Greg Radley and Dennis Radley;  brothers, William Radley and Charles Radley and former wife, Shirley Alvut Radley.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, June 2 from 10 ~ 11:30 AM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy, where his Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:30 AM.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 4-H Horse Club, 420 East Main Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Francis' family at

LaVern Falcone May 22, 2023, 8:09pm
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