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krisemeyer.jpgKris E. Meyer, 41 of Varysburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw after a lengthy illness. He was born December 5, 1978 in Buffalo to Dennis (Brenda Metz) Meyer of Varysburg.

Kris worked alongside his family at Meyer Dairy Farms, LLC and loved taking care of the calves. He enjoyed music, especially playing drums, riding his four wheeler and teddy bears.  

Along with his parents Kris is survived by his siblings, Melanie (Rich) Chmylak of Greece; Chad (Jennifer) Meyer of North Java; Corey (Jamie) Meyer of Varysburg; Tammy (Scott Lina) Meyer of Elma; along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Holy Family Parish, 4316 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113 where a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow. He will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Java.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish or to Charlotte House, 4316 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113. 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.

Batavia - Deborah  D.  Dutton, age 64,  of Batavia,  passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.

She was born November 23, 1955 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Laverne and Olive Boyce Dutton.

She was currently employed at GCASA's Recovery Station in Batavia and attended Batavia City Church. An avid sports fan, she rooted for the Cleveland Browns, New York Yankees and Syracuse Orangemen and would often remark that if sports weren't on television, there was nothing to watch. She enjoyed gardening and during spring and summer would be found outdoors tending to her flower gardens. Deb enjoyed crafts, especially crocheting and could often be found at the local yard sales. 

Surviving are her sister, Christine (David) Rich of Batavia; her brother, Benjamin (Sharon) Dutton of Batavia; her nieces,  Amanda (Dan) Cragg of Batavia and Colleen (Jeremy) Riter of LeRoy; and her great-nephew, Matthew Cragg of Batavia. She will also be sadly missed by Lilly, her cat.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 24th, 2020  from 11:00 am  to 1:00 pm  at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Funeral services will be held privately for her family. She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. Please consider memorials in her memory to GCASA's Recovery Station, 5256 Clinton Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, funeral home capacity will be limited to 33%. Social distancing and face coverings are required. We appreciate your understanding.

Castile / Silver Lake ~ David Lee Eaton Jr., age 54, of Lake Shore Drive passed away at home on Tuesday (October 20, 2020).

     He was born November 15, 1965 in Batavia, a son of David L. Eaton Sr. and the late Mary Jane Corcimiglia Walton.

     Dave will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and brother, who cherished the time he could spend with family and friends.  He loved to fish on Silver Lake and also enjoyed hunting, gardening, canning and dealing in antiques.

     He will be sadly missed by his father, David Sr. of Batavia; his children, Kara (Bryan) Zavitz, Breanna Eaton and Jesse Eaton; his cherished grandchildren, Camden, Theodore and Javion; his siblings, Brenda (Jay) Osborn, Beth Eaton, Sue (Art) Logsdon, Brian (Giuliana) Walton, Mike Walton, Tom (Elba) Austin and Don (Patty) Austin; his children's mother and step-mother, Heidi Eaton, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his step-father, Thomas Walton.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 AM ~ 3 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family c/o Kara Zavitz, 1545 Rochester Street, Lima, N.Y. 14485.

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

     Mr. Eaton and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Pearl Creek ~ Elva A. Draper, age 93, of  Wyoming, N.Y., rejoined her husband in heaven on Saturday October 17, 2020.

     She was born April 14, 1927 in Covington, a daughter of the late Harry P. and Adeline Murphy Weber.

     She married Ivan Draper on July 1, 1944 and together raised their four children.  Elva was predeceased by her husband, Ivan; son Larry Draper; siblings, Maurice, Harry, Elwood, Kenneth, John and Mary Eva Weber and grandchildren, Michael Draper, Christopher Draper and Colleen Sue Hinrich.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, Gordon (Sandy) Draper of Pavilion, James (Betty) Draper of Pavilion, Darlene (Kevin) Hinrich of Wyoming and daughter-in-law, Donna Draper of Cheektowaga; her siblings, Jacob Weber of Pavilion, William Weber of Albion, Genevieve Hint of Perry, Vera Pursel of Pavilion, June Leake of York and brother-in-law, Verner Draper of Fulton, N.Y. ; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, October 23 from 11 AM ~ 1 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)    Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 PM. at the Pavilion First Baptist Church, 10956 Lake St., Pavilion.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pavilion First Baptist Church.

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

     Mrs. Draper and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Rochester - Charles L. Earl, 52  of Rochester, formerly of Batavia, passed away on  September 28, 2020 at home in Rochester.

Mr. Earl was born June 7, 1968 in Rochester, a son of the late Bert C. Earl, Sr. and Shirley (King) Earl.

Chuck was a foodie and an amateur chef who enjoyed cooking for his family.  He was charismatic, charming, funny, and intelligent.  He deeply loved his family.

Surviving are his children, Damitre Dahl, Thailan Earl, and Xyla Earl; siblings, Bruce (Late Anne) Earl, Michael Earl, Suzanne (late Thomas) Pendleton, Bert C. (Cindy) Earl, Jr., and Rebecca (Jim) Smith.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Lyric Earl; brother, Richard Earl; and sister, Candy (late Andrew) Buck.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Earl Family.

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

Henry J. Brunea, passed away Oct.17, 2020 at the age  of 96 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia.  He was born Feb. 21, 1924 in the Town of Darien to Lambert and Anna (De Droog).  Henry served in the military during WW2 in the 342nd Armed Field  Artillery Battalion.  After his service, he worked various jobs and retired from General Motors Axle Plant in Buffalo after 35 years.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Indian Falls, NY, member of the Oakfield-Alabama Legion Post 626, 50 year member of the Alabama Fire Dept., member of VFW Post 1602 in Batavia, NY.  He was active in Boy Scouts, and served as cook at Camp Sam Wood in Pike, NY for many years.

Henry is survived by his wife Dolores (Poerschke) of 72 years, 3 sons; Michael of Fruitland Park, FL, Donald (Sharon) of Basom, NY, Scott of Basom, NY and 1 daughter Laurie (Harold) of Akron, NY, 5 granddaughters: Cassandra, Jennifer, Payadie, Erin and Ashley, 4 great-grandsons; Tyler, Andre, Keegan, and Chase, 3 great-granddaughters: Bianca, Alicia, Melissa, and 1 great great-grandson Dresden; his brother William (Irene) of Corfu, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by brother John of France, and sister Wilhelmina Kovach of Florida.

Friends are invited to call 5-8 pm on Wed. Oct. 21, 2020 at C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4-6 Main St. Corfu, NY.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Oct. 22, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Western New York National Cemetery at a later date. Due to Covid mandates, face coverings and social distancing will required.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Indian Falls United Methodist Church 7908 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY, Alabama Fire Dept., 2230 Judge Rd., Basom, NY, American Legion Post 626, 6554 Alleghany Rd., Basom, NY or VFW Veness-Strollo Post, 23 Edwards St. Batavia, NY.

army.jpg  Frank A. Corti, 90, of Batavia passed away on October 18, 2020 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born on October 6, 1930 to the late Frank and Estel (Wakeman) Corti. In addition to his parents, Frank is predeceased by his wife; Rosa (Seidl) Corti.

Frank was a United States Army veteran during the Korean War. He was part owner of the Willow Bend Inn.

He is survived by his step daughter; Carolla Soccio and step-granddaughter Maureen Soccio.

There will be no prior calling hours or Services. Frank will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia.

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

Paul  D.  Kruppa, 78, of Batavia,  passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Paul was born Saturday, August 15, 1942 in Batavia, a son of the late John and Dorothy (Wetzel) Kruppa.

Paul was an industrial arts teacher for 32 years at the Oakfield Alabama Central School District.  He was a member of Resurrection Parish and a former member of the Batavia Lions Club, where he served as the club's secretary for several years.  He was also the Lions Club district secretary.  Paul loved to golf and was a diehard Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Dodgers fan.  He was a classic car enthusiast, owning a 1957 Ford Thunderbird which he loved to take to car shows and out for rides.

Surviving are Paul's wife, Joanne (Gaeta) Kruppa of Batavia; sons, David (Robin) Kruppa of Warsaw, Steven (Karen) Kruppa of North Providence, Rhode Island and Kevin Kruppa of Buffalo; grandchildren, Jack (Jessi) Kruppa, Andrew Kruppa, Samuel Kruppa, Marylin Kruppa and Joshua Kruppa and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his brother, John Kruppa.  

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and mandated regulations, Paul's calling hours and Mass of Christian Burial will be held with his immediate family only on Thursday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church.  Entombment will be held at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Oncology Department, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 or Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263 or online at https://www.roswellpark.org/.

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

Arrangements for Paul were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Lockport, N.Y. ~ Charles M. Steffenilla, age 74, formerly of LeRoy, passed away Friday afternoon (Oct. 16, 2020) at McAuley Residence in Kenmore, N.Y.

     He was born August 14, 1946 in Batavia, a son of the late Michael and Mary Stellato Steffenilla.

     Charles will be remembered as a loving companion, father, grandfather and brother, who always had a joke for his family and friends.  He enjoyed reading, watching John Wayne western movies and coin collecting.  He was also known to be a history buff and although he was not a veteran, he studied and read everything about the Viet Nam Conflict and became very supportive of the veterans who served.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving companion of 17 years, Kathryn Millard; his children, Tod Steffenilla (fiancé, Brittany Hoyle), Tobi (Mark) Simeone; daughter-in-law, Lori Steffenilla; Sean Millard and Geoffrey (Jack) Millard; grandchildren, Joseph Simeone, Jacob Steffenilla, Kassidy Steffenilla, Lindsey Steffenilla, Grace Steffenilla, Zoie Steffenilla, Zachary Simeone and Arianna Millard; siblings, Angelo Steffenilla, Samuel (Shelly) Steffenilla, Robert (Katie) Steffenilla, Eileen (Dean) Fischer, Agnes (Dan) Snyder, Annette Showler and Joan (Rick) VanKuren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Thomas Steffenilla, sister-in-law, Nancy Steffenilla and brother-in-law, Ted Showler.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 3 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, N.Y. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)  His graveside service will be held on Friday, October 23 at 10 AM in Machpelah Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to WNY Heroes, Inc., 8205 Main St., Suite 1,

Williamsville, NY 14221  (wnyheroes.org/get-involved/donate/) or to any charity that supports our local veterans.

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

     Mr. Steffenilla and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Elba - Irel  Dean  Boyce, age 87, of Elba  passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Facility in Rochester surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Boyce was born October 25, 1932 in Elba, a son of the late Benjamin Boyce and Ogreta Frens Boyce. 

A retiree from Graham Manufacturing after over 30 years of employment, Dean was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War. The former mayor of the Village of Elba, he was a fan of the Buffalo Sabres, New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills. He enjoyed spending time in his garden, attending his great-grandchildren's' sporting events, playing golf, baking and visiting the children of the neighborhood who lovingly called him "Papa Dean". 

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Shirley Ann Kipfer Boyce of Elba; his daughter, Marcy (Nicholas) Colantonio of Stafford; two sons; Scott (Michelle) Boyce of Churchville and Christian Boyce of Elba; his granddaughter; Rita (Sam) Vigiano of Elba; great-grandson, Mason Vigiano of Elba; step-granddaughter; Teresa (Ronald) Tobolski of Oakfield, New York; step-great-grandchildren; Jordyn, Kara and Hunter Tobolski of Oakfield; step-grandchildren; Jordan Croston of Churchville and Krysta (Eric) Nardone of West Henrietta; his brother; Roland (Gloria) Boyce of Pavilion, New York. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. 

He is predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial, with military honors, will be held in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, in care of Rochester Regional Foundations, 330 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, New York 14607.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

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