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Batavia - Lorraine J.  Nolan, 87 of Batavia passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Crossroads House in Batavia.

Mrs. Nolan was born Wednesday, August 8th, 1934, in Pembroke, a daughter of the late William H. Stoneham, Sr. and Edna Mae Fritz Stoneham. 

She worked at Kresge’s, Five-and-Dime store in Batavia. After moving to Corfu, she provided day care for roughly 250 children in the Corfu area over a span of 36 years. She enjoyed baking for others, especially cakes for special occasions and Christmas cookies. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Corfu, a lifetime member of Cathie-Wild VFW Post 9000 in Corfu since 1991 and lifetime member of the DAV, Empire State 2. A dedicated volunteer at Crossroads House since the passing of her husband Al, Lorraine was a past member of the Ladies of the Moose and AARP. She will be remembered by many in the area during the holiday season as Mrs. Claus.

She is predeceased by her husband, Almond L. Nolan, I; her granddaughters, Amanda Nolan and Melissa Nolan and her siblings, Robert G. Stoneham, William H. Stoneham, Jr., Charles Stoneham, Verna E. Estabrooks, Lucille M. Pahlka. 

Surviving are her children, Almond L. (Jeannie) Nolan, II of Batavia, David M. (Dorothy) Nolan of Medina, Douglas W. (Marie) Nolan of Ocala, Florida and Janet L. (Neil) Ambrose of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Shirley Stoneham of Corfu and Lorraine Stoneham of Wylie, Texas; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where Lorraine's Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 1:00 pm.  She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Christopher J. Spencer, 50, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday November 9, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on December 15, 1970 in Cuba, New York to James R. Spencer and Amy C. (Guilford) Anderson.

Chris was a graduate of Letchworth Central School and attended SUNY Brockport. He worked as a custodian at Byron-Bergen Central School District retiring this past spring.
He was a computer wiz, whether building them, working on them or playing around with his 3D-printer. He also enjoyed working on his cabin. 

Chris is survived by his parents; Amy C. Anderson of Batavia, James (Rose) Spencer of Castile; brothers Scott Spencer of Batavia, Timothy (Erika) Anderson of Castile; step-sisters Dawn (Jeffrey White) Ebner of Silver Springs, Marie (Carrie) Herbert of Centerville, MA., 4 nieces: Lily Anderson, Olivia and Ava Spencer and Alexsis Ebner, 1 nephew: Shae Ebner along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may call from 3-6pm on Friday November 19, 2021 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow at 6pm at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County 230 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Hunt Stout American Legion Post #1670 P.O. Box 144 Pike, NY 14130. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

Elba – Viola M. Stokes, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Rochester General Hospital.

She was born on July 28, 1935, in Caledonia, a daughter of the late Daniel Buck and Elizabeth Oster Buck.

Viola worked in the business office in the Elba Central School District for many years. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Elba for over 50 years where she was a member of the “four-fold” group. She and her husband were members of the “guys and gals club” and upon their retirement enjoyed taking bus tours with their friends.

A member of Godfrey’s Pond for over 50 years, she was a very talented painter who loved to read. She would often be found at the Richmond Memorial Library carrying out an armful of books.  She will be remembered for her zest of life and as a fantastic cook and baker who would enjoy eating the “sweets” she baked. Above all else, she loved being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin L. Stokes with whom she celebrated 68 years of marriage; her daughter, Barbara (Jeffrey) Benedict of Rochester; her son-in-law, John Jurs of Albion; her grandsons, Joshua (Robin) Jurs and Jacob (Katherine) Jurs, both of Barre; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Jurs; her great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Jurs and Mason Jurs; brother-in-law, Raymond (Shirley) Stokes of East Bethany; sisters-in-law, Esther Johnson of Oakfield, Doris Stokes of East Bethany, Edith Bezon of Byron and Dixie (Charles) Rudolph of Batavia and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Jurs who passed away in 2015 and her siblings, Gordon Buck, Clifford Buck, Robert Buck, Barton Buck, Doris Martin, Alice Soto, Betty Totten and Emeline Macomber.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba, New York 14058. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Viola’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Palmetto, FLA - Leona Marilyn Harloff, 91 of Palmetto, Florida, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, (November 9, 2021) at Lakewood Ranch Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.

Mrs. Harloff was born August 19, 1930 in Indian Falls, a daughter of the late Clarence and Nora (Thompson) Cook.

She was a former member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church. She was a devoted mother who cherished every moment spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.   

Leona is the wife of Francis Roy Harloff who predeceased her on November 29, 2006. Leona is also predeceased by her brothers, Calvin (late Irene) Cook, and Stewart (late Ruth) Cook both of California; and her sister, Verna (late Gerry) Reynolds of Corfu.

Surviving are her children, David (MaryAnn) Harloff of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Deborah (Richard) Kleckler Wagner of Batavia, Paul (late Dawn) Harloff of Palmetto, Fla., Robert (Kay) Harloff of Palmetto, Fla., Susie (Tom) Thornton of Ocala, Fla., Sandy Harloff of Palmetto, Fla., Greg (Stacy) Harloff, and Cheryl Harloff both of Palmetto, Fla.; brothers, Dwane (late Shirley) Cook of Lockport, and Elliot (late Cookie) Cook of California. 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and Friends are invited to a graveside service in Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street Road in Batavia on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m where Leona will be laid to rest beside her husband. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 North Bailey Avenue, Suite 217, Amherst, New York 14226.

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 www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia ~ Raymond Follaco, age 91, passed away Sunday morning (Nov. 7, 2021) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

     He was born December 25, 1929 in Rome, Italy, a son of the late Carlo and Emma Canzanella Follaco.

     Ray will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who followed all his grandchildren's school and sporting events.  He was a proud Navy veteran as well as a gifted craftsman, having built and remodeled homes, along with furniture and guitars.  He was also an avid fisherman, a great golfer and a voracious reader.

     He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Paula (William) Wade of Rochester and Rochelle A. (Dr. Barry) Clark of Wellsboro, PA; grandchildren, Charles (Elizabeth) Wade, Ethan (Brenna) Wade, MaryCatherine (Michael) Neumann and Patrick (Emily) Clark; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, June, Griffin, Cooper, Liam, Lillian, Olivia, Josephine, Eli, and Tess; sisters, Celia (late Joe) Nesser of Pittsford and Carol (Clem) Suero of Rochester; special friend, Ron Chrzanowski, special care provider, Karen Mills, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his wife, Joan Saetta Follaco, his brother, Louis (late Anna) Follaco and sister, Rose (late Charlie) Paparone.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 ~ 11:30 A.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services and military honors will be held at 11:30 A.M.  The wearing of masks would be appreciated by the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia, Attn: Sally Phelix, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, N.Y. 14020 - Kindly indicate "Raymond Follaco" in the memo line.

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

roger1.jpg  Roger D. Meinhold, 54, of Alexander passed away on November 9, 2021. He was born on August 27, 1967 in Buffalo to the late Richard and Kathleen (Wilcox) Meinhold. In addition to his parents, Roger is predeceased by his son; Jacob Meinhold.

Roger worked as a technician for Verizon Communications in Batavia. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, boating and camping. Roger was “Mr. Fix it” for his family. He was a comedian, loving and reliable, someone who took care of everybody and everything. His granddaughter would say “He’s my favorite.”

He is survived by his loving wife; Kathleen (Wallworth) Meinhold; children Ashley Meinhold of Colden, NY, Paige Meinhold of Red Oak, TX, Allison Steavens of Attica, NY, Christina Weston of Alexander, NY,  Valerie (Dustin) Johnston of Murfreesboro, TN, and Ashley (Tony) Fortney of Summersville, SC; siblings Richard (Lori) Meinhold of Orchard Park, NY, Mary (Art) Converse of St. Augustine, FL, and Colleen (Steve) Tyler of Greece, NY; 4 grandchildren Abraham Steavens, Trinity Acquard, Mira Breitwieser and Evelyn Johnston, along with several; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday November 11, 2021 from 4:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will follow at the Funeral Home on Friday November 12th.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S.C.O.P.E. Genesee County Chapter PO Box 165 East Aurora, NY 14052. 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

Elba – Frank Zielinski, of Elba passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia following a brief illness. Mr. Zielinski was born in Elba, New York, a son of the late Stanley and Josephine (Swigula) Zielinski.

Frank retired from the United States Gypsum Co. in Oakfield, New York, as the Electrical Maintenance Supervisor. From there he drove school bus at Elba Central School. Frank was an athlete excelling in multiple sports in his youth, later coaching multiple teams including company softball and elementary basketball. He was always smiling and ready with a joke; he loved to make people laugh.

Frank is survived by his wife, Jane A. (Cole) Zielinski of Elba, a son, David (Pamela) Zielinski of Amsterdam, New York; a daughter, Terry (Charles) Hirsch of Elba; grandchildren, Jeremy, Christopher, and Bethany Zielinski, Dillon, Dakota, and Dixie Hirsch; a great-grandchild, Cohen Olson; a brother, Bruno (Dorothy) Zielinski of Batavia; sisters Jennie (late Bill) Seager of Albion, and Helen (late Clarence) Klinkbeil of LeRoy. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by six siblings.

There will be no visitation. A private family service was held at the Elba United Methodist Church with Pastor Eric McHugh officiating. Burial will be in Daws Corners Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department, PO Box 55, Elba, New York, 14058 or the Elba United Methodist Church, 8 Chapel Street, PO Box 56, Elba, New York, 14058.

Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

ritaamurphy.jpgRita A. Murphy, 85 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021. She was born in Johsonburg, November 10, 1935 to Ernest and Mattie (Meyer) Murphy. Rita is predeceased by her siblings, Teresa Murphy, Estella (Edward) Petrie, Viola Murphy, Joseph (Susie) Murphy, Mary Frances (Edward) Reynolds, Charles (Marion) Murphy.  

Rita graduated from Attica High School and then worked for GTE Sylvania before she retired. After Retirement she kept busy working at a variety of places including McDonald’s, Walmart and Oliver’s. Rita attended daily masses and enjoyed her time at the Senior Center.

She is survived by sisters, Sister Mary Patrick Murphy SSJ, Genevieve (late Donald) Burlingame and Doris (late Arnie) DuPont; brothers, Norman (Mary Ann) and Paul (late Beverly) Murphy, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 3 to 6 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 2311 Attica Road, Varysburg, NY 14167. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Varysburg.

Flowers gratefully declined, memorials may be made to Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011 or the Donor’s Choice. To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.


Rose Marie Hallock, 79, departed on her final journey with her son by her side, November 4, 2021. She had been a resident of LeRoy Village Green for several years.

Rosie (as she was known), was born on the family farm November 26, 1941, in Belfast NY. She is the daughter of the late Edward J. Hallock and Late Alta May Hallock (nee Snyder). She is the sister of Norma P. Main of Silver Springs and Edward J Hallock Jr. of Pavilion. 

She was married January 24th, 1959, to Bonifacio Pedraza and had 3 sons, Anthony L. (Alicia) Pedraza, of Clermont FL, Ricky J. Pedraza of Orlando, FL, and Larry M. Pedraza of Batavia, NY. 
She was a member of the North Darien Bible Church for 54 years and retired from the Alexander Central School system in the kitchen and custodial departments. 

Rosie could stretch pennies farther than most could dollars but no matter how little she had she would share with anyone, anytime, be it a ride to church, a home cooked meal, or a bed to sleep on. Her kindness was shared with animals, children, college students, senior citizens, and sometimes whole families. A true fan of garage sales, auctions and yard sales, she was known to host some grand sales at whatever home she was currently fixing up. 
Hearing impaired due to scarlet fever at age 4, she could bluff better than professional card players but sneaking in after curfew would still find her waiting at the top of the stairs no matter how quiet you were.

She also leaves behind 1 Fierce Protector Ralph S. Madill, 4 grandchildren Nicole Thomas, Joshua Pedraza, Cheyenne Pedraza and Tylor Pedraza, 4 great-grandchildren, 8 nieces and nephews and numerous lives touched by her caring. 
In keeping with her giving nature, she has donated her body to University at Buffalo anatomical gift program. There will be no calling hours or services at her request. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Genesee County Habitat 4 Humanity, a community food pantry, or Mental health agency and keep paying it forward. 

 

carolafrongetta.jpgCarol A. Frongetta, 76 of Batavia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, November 5, 2021 at her home. She was born July 6, 1945 in Batavia, to the late Joseph (Josephine Sardina) Natolie. She is preceded in death by her brother-in-law Donald Suozzi.

Carol was an LPN at the VA Medical Center in Batavia, before she retired. She was an avid gardener that loved to cook and go to the casino. Carol enjoyed vacationing, yearly trips to Myrtle Beach, spending time with family and friends. Her greatest joy was being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Robert “Bob” Frongetta of Batavia, sons, Michael (Lancy) of Batavia, Mark (Erica) Frongetta of Elba, sister Rosemarie Suozzi of Batavia, four grandchildren, Abigail, Alec, Benjamin and Sophia Frongetta, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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