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Batavia – Mrs. Anne N. Zickl, 76, passed away March 16, 2014 at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

She was born September 1, 1937, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Helen Stull Noonan. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Randolph P. Zickl; sons, Robert R. (Mary Ellen Welch) Zickl, R. Philip Zickl, Jr., William G. (Rachel Siverling) Zickl and Donald E. Gugel; grandchildren, Sean M. Czaja, Kathleen A. Czaja, Meghan R. Zickl, Daneale M. Zickl, Helen E. Zickl, Joseph R. Zickl, Robert S. Zickl, James B. Zickl and Claire S. Zickl; a sister, Suzanne R.  Noonan; five cousins and many cherished friends.

Anne was an active member of the community for most of her life, contributing her time and talents to a number of causes and institutions, most notably those whose aim was to serve others. She served on the Human Rights Commission, the Batavia Housing Council and the Migrant Child Day Care Center Program. She was a volunteer and board member of St. Jerome’s Hospital Guild, the Holland Purchase Historical Society and Museum and All Babies Cherished. For a number of years she worked with young children through the Primary Mental Health Project within Batavia Public Schools. From 1985 until 1991, on behalf of native Batavian Terry Anderson’s sister, Peggy Say, Anne coordinated the many individual and group efforts throughout the nation seeking the release of Mr. Anderson by his Middle Eastern captors.

Anne routinely opened her home and heart to others, providing a temporary home when such was needed, and not letting a birth, illness or funeral pass without an outpouring of counsel, concern and an abundance of delectable meals. She is well remembered by many for her devotion and for her many acts of kindness.

Friends of Anne and her family may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19th at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 20th at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. The family gratefully declines flowers and requests that any remembrances be made in Anne’s name to the donor’s choice of charities.

To light a candle, share a story or send a condolence, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Robert J. Tenney, 81 of Batavia, passed away on Sunday March 16, 2014 at his home. He was born on July 2, 1932 in Alexander to the late John (Ada Hyde) Tenney. Mr. Tenney worked at Tyler Truck Lines in Oakfield for 46 years. He was a member of Resurrection Parish and the Moose Club. He enjoyed gardening and meeting his friends for coffee when he could. Mr. Tenney is preceded in death by brothers George and Thomas Tenney; sisters Marian Cooper, Josephine Bruggman, Betty Bunting, Edith Robertson, and Joyce Borst.   

Robert is survived by his beloved wife Jean M. (Capossela) Tenney; daughters Deborah (Bob Ryan) Tenney; Judith (George) Buckenmeyer Jr., grandson Stephen Buckenmeyer all of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org . To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 LeRoy / Batavia - John "Jack" E. Horgan , age 83, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Jack was born September 27, 1930 in Batavia, NY, a son of Joseph and Viola Maloy Horgan.  He grew up on Church Street in LeRoy.  

     Jack was an avid sports fan and was bemoaning the fact, even though he was critically ill, the number of losses that the Syracuse basketball team was having this year.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James F. Horgan, Sr.  He is survived by a cousin, Ann Minnick of Phoenix Arizona, several nieces and nephews as well as many great-nephews and great-nieces.

     There will be no prior calling hours and burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy, at the convenience of the family.

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

    Mr. Horgan and his family were cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy.  585-768-2400


Stephanie T. Hawkins Legg, 89 of LeRoy, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 15, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. She was born August 1, 1924 in Bennington to the late Stephen (Catherine Taraseck) Podwika. Mrs. Legg formerly owned and operated the Attica Bar and Grill with her husband Virgil. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy in LeRoy. Mrs. Legg loved playing cards, bingo and going to the casino as often as possible. She is preceded in death by her first husband Virgil Hawkins; second husband Donald Legg Sr., brother John; sisters Lottie, Mary, Celia, and Rose.

She is survived by her sons Ronald (Darlyn) Hawkins; James (Debra) Hawkins; Donald Legg Jr. all of LeRoy; granddaughter Sherry (Rich) Reba; great-grandsons Dominick and Christopher along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

Corfu - Russell W. “Russ” Sharick, 88, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (March 12, 2014) at home surrounded by his loving family.

Russ was born in Depew on December 9, 1925, a son of the late Isaac and Ruth Lockwood Sharick.

Mr. Sharick was a member of the Batavia Masonic Lodge #475 and the Corfu United Presbyterian Church. He was a  U.S. Army Veteran and enjoyed telling everyone his "war stories”. Russ worked for Keebler for many years, Williams Poultry Farm and ran "Russ’ Friendly Service Station" in Batavia. Russell was predeceased by his wives Betty (Shafer) Sharick and Gladys (Rohan) Sharick.

Russ is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Eleanor M. Sharick of Corfu, a daughter, Deborah (Frank) Czapeczka of Batavia, a son, Randy (Lisa) Sharick of Corfu, a step-son, Edward (Carol) Beideck of Akron, a step-daughter, Nancy (Richard) Clare of Akron, two brothers, Richard (Martha) Sharick of Texas and Donald (Carole) Sharick of Corfu, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu, NY at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Russell’s name to Crossroads House, PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church PO Box 159, Corfu, NY 14036.

Warsaw - William E. “Bill” Kohl, 77, of Warsaw, formerly of Corfu, passed away Thursday (February 13, 2014) at Wyoming County Community Hospital.

Bill was born on May 14, 1936, in Batavia, a son of the late Albert and Katherine Moynihan Kohl.

Bill was a dairy farmer and worked for many years, first with his father and then with his sister’s family at Czapeczka Brother’s Farm in Corfu. He loved being outdoors, from driving his Farmall H tractor to cutting firewood with his nephew. Bill’s favorite holiday’s were Christmas and his birthday. He loved to eat but was especially fond of chicken wings and radishes. Bill was very happy at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, where he lived the last couple of years and was well taken care of there. Bill was known for his shy smile and kind heart and will be deeply missed by many. He was the brother of the late John (late Regina) kohl and the late Courtney Kohl.

Bill is survived by his sisters, Mary (late Joseph) Czapeczka of Corfu, Pauline (Leo) Pelton of Alexander and Martha (Lee) Schrader of Indiana; a sister-in-law, Clara Kohl of North Java and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great, great niece and nephew.

Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

Kenneth W. Willey, 83 of Bennington, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 30, 1930 in Castile to the late Henry (Florence Borgus) Willey. Mr. Willey was a United States Army Veteran and member of the Beachhead Veterans Club in Alexander. He was a longtime member of the Orangeville United Church of Christ, enjoyed playing Euchre and farming. He is preceded in death by his brother Elmer Willey.

Mr. Willey is survived by his beloved wife Gwen (Hall) Willey of Bennington; sons Greg (Sandra) Willey of Bennington; Stanley (Donna) Willey of Attica; daughter Valerie (Scott Wooton) Dyer of North Java; sisters Gertrude Caryl of Silver Springs; JoAnne Kelly of Perry Center; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Sunday March 16, 2014 at the Orangeville United Church of Christ 2165 Exchange St. Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in the Freedom Cemetery, Freedom, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Orangeville United Church of Christ P.O. Box 144 Attica, NY 14011, HomeCare & Hospice 450 North Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569 or to the Bennington Rescue Squad 1353 Route 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.

Bergen ~ Phyllis J. Fox, age 84, of S. Lake Street, passed away early Wednesday morning (March 12, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center.

     Mrs. Fox was born June 15, 1929 in Byron, a daughter of the late Roy and Helen Petherbridge Forsyth.

     She will be remembered as a very loving and caring person, who looked forward to spending time with her children and grandchildren.

     Mrs. Fox is survived by her three daughters, Ann (David) Terrinoni of San Antonio, TX, Jane Gracie of LeRoy and Susan (Michael) Grasso of Batavia, her daughter in law, Amie Batz Fox of Bergen, sisters-in-law, Joan Zorn of Brockport and Margorie Hohn of FL, 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephew.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Leon F. Fox on February 12, 2014, a son, Richard F. Fox on March 16, 2010 and four siblings.

     Graveside services will be held in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen at the convenience of the family. 

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Genesee Country Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, N.Y.  14511.  

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

Reverend Charles Alexander lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday (March 11, 2014); his loving family was by his side. Charles Wayne Alexander was born on December 13, 1947 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to William and Clara Alexander.  Reverend Alexander began playing piano at the tender age of of six and went on to become an accomplished musician, using his talent and gift  throughout his ministry.  Finding his calling to the ministry at age 17,  Reverend Alexander started his work through pulpit supply to various churches throughout Arkansas. He later became a full-time minister continuing until his death at the age of 66. A Buck Sergeant in the  U.S. Airforce, he served from 1967-1971 including  tours of duty in Okinawa and Vietnam. In 1973, he married Mary Yaddaw from Westmoreland, NY. Reverend Alexander served as Chaplain and Trustee with the Corfu Fire Department, and Chaplain for the Darien Fire Department. He spent the last eleven years of his life as the Minister of Corfu United Presbyterian Church and his ministry reached far into the community and surrounding counties. 

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary, and three children Jessie Alexander-East, Amanda Alexander, Mark Alexander, and his brother, William Michael Alexander.

A Memorial Service will be held at the the Corfu United Presbyterian Church at 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu, on Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 pm.  

Kendall ~  John Francis Downs, age 81, formerly of Rochester, passed away Tuesday evening (March 11, 2014) at home with his loving wife at his side.

     He was born February 9, 1933 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late Nicholas J. and Marie Byrne Downs.

     John was a proud veteran, having served during the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force.  He formerly worked for the Beech-Nut Corporation, and then eventually worked for and retired from the Genesee Brewery in Rochester.  John loved playing cards, his Irish heritage, trains, cats and his "3 girls". 

     He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Martha (Nesius) Downs, his daughters, Martha (Russell) Bailey of LeRoy, Margaret (Doug) Wells of Bowling Green, KY and Lucy (Brad) Hartman of Myrtle Beach, SC ,3 grandchildren; Christopher Bailey and Jaime (Dave) Bailey of LeRoy and Eric (Tonya) Pisher of Bowling Green, KY and 4 great-grandchildren; Victoria Fetzer, Blake Fetzer, Jacob Pisher and Rachel Pisher.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Nicholas J. Downs II of Rochester and Patrick Henry Downs of Long Beach, CA.

     Friends may call on the family on Monday, Mar. 17 from 2 ~ 4 and 6 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Hospice of Orleans, Inc., P. O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or Orleans County Animal Shelter, 4125 Oak Orchard Rd, Albion, NY 14411.

Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Downs family at www.falconefuneralhome.com 


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