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wojkowski_walter_-_photo1.jpgWalter J. Wojkowski, 70 of Batavia passed away peacefully on Sunday (March 5, 2023) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born April 20, 1952 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Walter M. and Hattie Maciejewski Wojkowski.

Walter was a cowboy at heart. Always dreaming of riding off into the sunset. He was into electronics and could rip apart and build a full computer probably blindfolded. He had a love for everything nature, old music and was a CB and HAM radio enthusiast as a hobby. He loved his family and had a strong faith in our Heavenly Father. He will be missed by many.

He was predeceased by his wife, Caroll Radley Wojkowski. Sister, Hattie (late Paul) Carpenter and nephew, Tracey Carpenter.

Walter is survived by his children, Rose (Stephen) Bailey of North Carolina, Timothy Wojkowski, David (Cat) Wojkowski, both of Batavia, Joseph (Robyn) Wojkowski of Canada and Harley Radley of Batavia. Grandchildren, Zofia Bailey, Piper Wojkowski and Bella Wojkowski.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




lemley.jpg It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin J. Lemley, who passed away on March 2, 2023 at the age of 68 after a brief battle with cancer. Kevin was born in Warsaw, NY on January 16, 1955 to the late Bob and Mermie (Herrmann) Lemley.

Kevin graduated from Perry High School in 1973. Kevin had a distinguished 43 year career as a security guard for Genesee Hospital and Rochester General Hospital until his retirement in 2019.

He had a passion for road trips, golf, bowling, and the Cleveland Browns. But he loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother Dennis (Jane), three sons, Robert, Ryan (Lynne), and Kyle. He was also a beloved grandfather to grandchildren, Marianna, Josephine, Henrietta, Quentin, and Gideon, who brought him great joy and happiness.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Kent.

A Celebration of Kevin’s life will be held Tuesday March 7, 2023 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St in Perry, NY, 14530. Family and friends may call from 5pm-6pm. Services will follow at 6pm. Kevin will be laid to rest with his parents and brother in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kevin’s memory to Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450.
https://give.lollypop.org/for/hsoramcp/amount/50/info/give_today. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Batavia ~ Dawn Marie (Palmer) Piasta, age 67, passed away at home on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

   piasta_0.jpg  She was born October 8, 1955, in Cuba NY to the late Francis Palmer and Barbara Harter, and later, Don Bradford, her step-father. Dawn was the oldest of six children; Joel, Kit, Carrie, Marge, and Joyce. Dawn is predeceased by her brother, Joel and survived by the rest of the siblings. Dawn had four children whom she is survived by; Bethany Palmer, Michael Piasta, April Palmer and Ceciely Palmer along with two grandchildren; Bianca Gregory and Ava Freeman.

     Dawn enjoyed reading and was an avid gardener, as well as a phenomenal quilter, spending a lot her free time sewing . She loved the outdoors and had a special place in her heart for animals, once saving 4 baby squirrels in her front yard. Dawn also enjoyed cooking and baking, a wonderful talent of hers. She was a resilient woman and cared deeply in her own way for those around her.

     Information regarding services will be shared at the discretion of the family. 

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

JAMI RYAN BARONE, 50,  of Corvallis, Oregon, passed away February 6, 2023 surrounded by family.
He was born February 19, 1972 in Batavia, New York.
Jami was employed at Hewlett Packard for 27 years. He was a loving man who loved everyone and everyone loved him. He truly had a heart of gold.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Barone of 25 years, father, Dominic L. Barone Jr., stepmom, Debra J. Barone of Batavia, NY.
He is predeceased by his mom, Sandra Weld who passed away in 2010. He also leaves behind a stepdaughter, Samantha (Dave)
Day of Corvallis, Oregon, stepsons, Aaron and Jesse Day of Corvallis, Oregon, grandchildren, Ryker and Marley of Corvallis, Oregon, stepfather, Bill (Katie) Weld of Creswell, Oregon, half brother, Zeb (Caroline) Weld of Corvallis, Oregon, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many, many cousins.

A celebration of life will be held March 4 at Central Valley Church 657 American Drive, Halsey, Oregon.

quartley.jpg  Dorothy A. Quartley, 88, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Thursday March 2, 2023 at Crossroads House surrounded by love, laughter and lots of pampering, exactly as she would have wanted. She was born in Batavia on June 7, 1934 to the late Harold and Marion (Tully) Quartley.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy is predeceased by her siblings; Harold (Barbara) Quartley, Lois Kisiel, John (Helen) Quartley, Betty Gautieri, Robert (Delores) Quartley, William Quartley, Gerald (June Stack) Quartley.

Dorothy will be remembered for her great sense of humor. She loved to be with friends and family and was known as “Aunt Dorothy” to so many.

She is survived by her beloved caregivers and nieces; Vicki (Gary) Johnson and Lynn (Kevin) Bezon; brother in law Henry Kisiel. She was an aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday March 7, 2023 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021 www.crossroadshouse.com. To leave messages of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

BATAVIA - Lucian Joseph Signore, 100, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. Mr Signore was born March 25, 1922 in Auburn, NY to the late Carmelo and Mary (Ciampi) Signorelli.

On November 23, 1950, he married Elizabeth Mary (Catto) Signore. She passed away on October 29, 2018, at 98, just a month before they would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Together they raised three children.

Lucian was a veteran of World War II and served his country honorably in the Army during battles in Central Europe and Northern France. For his bravery and service he was awarded the Army Service Medal, Pacific Service Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.

Lucian was an accomplished lifelong musician, and as a teenager went on the road with several regional Big Bands. He founded the Big Band of Batavia in the 1970s and for decades played saxophone with local Big Bands as well as clarinet with the Batavia Concert Band for thirty years. He loved playing with the pit bands for musicals at Batavia High School and was known for his generosity in repairing and giving instruments to student musicians.  His highly skillful hands tailored his kids’ clothes and produced many beautiful, upholstered furniture pieces for friends and neighbors.  And he was a rabid Buffalo Bills fan.

He worked for more than thirty-five years with Nationwide Insurance as a Loss Prevention Underwriter and was a parishioner of the former St. Anthony's Church, and a member of the former Loyal Order of the Moose in Batavia.

Lou is survived by his children who are ever grateful for his love and kindness; Thomas Signore of San Francisco, California, Elizabeth (Thomas) Simms of Bath, and James Signore, Ph.D. (Constance Brand) of Richmond, California, and granddaughter, Emily Simms, of Bath. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael (late Ramona) Signorelli, sisters Eleanor (late Joseph) Malec, and Louise (late Joseph) Janusz.

Lou will be missed by his friends, especially his Wednesday afternoon coffee group at Tim Horton’s where he said they solved all the problems of the world. For everyone who knew him, he had a welcoming demeanor, was eternally optimistic, and was always ready with a joke.

Lucian’s family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the support of Dr. Ambis, Dr. McLean, Dr. Rocha, Dr. Boyczuk, and Dr. Shah, as well as the extraordinarily caring and dedicated staff at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

Family and Friends are invited to call on March 24, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Lou's Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at 1:00 p.m. at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street in Batavia, with the Rev. Walter Szczesny officiating. Burial with military honors will be held on Saturday (March 25, 2023) at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 6020 Lake Avenue in Auburn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight Rochester, PO Box 23581, Rochester, New York 14692 or the New York State Veterans Home - Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

BERGEN - Kathryn Logan, 96, of Bergen, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023, at her home in Bergen.

“Katy” Logan was born on November 7, 1926, in Shippenville, PA, the daughter of the late Milton and Mabel Greenawalt. Katy graduated from Shippenville High School and served with her husband Jack Logan in the pastoral ministry of the Free Methodist Church for 50 years. In addition, she worked as the manager of the bookstore at Roberts Wesleyan College for several years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Logan, whom she was married to for 73 years.

Kathryn is survived by; four children, Stephen (Donna) Logan of TN, Connie Logan of Bergen, Keith (Theresa) Logan of MI and Mark (Ruth, deceased) Logan of Churchville; 14 grandchildren; Jonathan (Candice) Logan, Jason Logan, Jamie (Wade) Humphries, Allison Nichols, Meredith (Stefan) Bauroth, Nicole (Matthew) Rapp, Maria Baltazar, Melinda (Jonathan) Cardenas, Melissa (David) Fite, DeWayne (Emily) Logan, Jordan (Raina) Logan, Tyler (Rebecca) Logan and Elise (Shane) Fraser; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchilden; 1 sister, Arvella Sherman of Erie, PA.

She was the sister of the late DeWayne Greenawalt; Norman Greenawalt; Junior Greenawalt; & James Greenawalt.

Friends may call on April 22, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church, 4322 Buffalo Rd., N. Chili, NY. Memorial Service will be immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at Pearce Memorial Church, with the Rev. Walter Fleming officiating. Interment will be in North Chili Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Kathryn Logan's name to Northgate Free Methodist Church toward “Gahanda Rwanda Fund”, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

img_20230301_154917.jpgBatavia - Thomas  Preston  Daigler , 51  of Batavia  passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, New York.

Mr. Daigler was born Tuesday, June 1st, 1971 in Buffalo, NY a son of the late Thomas and Nancy (Simon) Daigler. 

He enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills, and Alabama Crimson Tide. Thomas loved old country music, being in nature, mountains, walking through the woods, and animals. He was a good mechanic and enjoyed working as a handyman.  

Surviving  is his son, Preston Daigler; grandson, Kayden Daigler; parents, Thomas and Nancy Daigler; sister, Heidi Daigler, and many cousins. 

In death Thomas is reunited with his special friend, Jodi Coe.

As per the family's request there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of H. E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home. 

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

austin_king_kinney1.jpgAustin King-Kinney, 29 of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (February 25, 2023) at his residence.

He was born January 3, 1994 in Batavia, NY, a son of David and Katie King Kinney of Oakfield.

He was a smart kid who enjoyed the in and outs of computer technology. Austin also loved animals and nature. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Austin was met in heaven with his grandmother Katherine “Mama” King and aunt, Donna King.

Surviving besides his parents are his brother, Zander Kinney of Oakfield. Grandfather, Theodore King of Elba. Uncle, Theodore King II of Basom. Also survived by several extended family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday (March 5, 2023), 2:00pm at the Alabama Fire Hall, 2230 Judge Rd, Basom, NY 14013.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Wyoming ~ Craig Thomas Harkins, age 67, of Transit Road, passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 28, 2023) at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

    craig_harkins_0.jpg He was born April 29, 1955 in Batavia, a son of the late Francis G. Harkins and Patricia A. Whaley.

     Craig will be remembered as a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend.  He was a 1973 graduate of Pavilion Central School and was involved in dairy farming all his life.  In 1986, Craig established his own dairy farm, where he especially enjoyed his time working with his grandchildren.  He was a Wyoming County board member for the Town of Middlebury and enjoyed playing cards and golfing with his friends.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara Boening Harkins; sons, Thomas (Jenny) Harkins and Robert (Shanon) Harkins; grandchildren, Cooper, Addison, Jayden, Olivia and Ella; sisters, Karen (Todd Hughes) Donofrio of FL and Beth (Carl) Herman of Warsaw; sister-in-law, Linda Harkins of AZ; mother-in-law, Ruth Boening; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Ronald) Coniber and Christine (Arnold) Logsdon, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, Craig was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Harkins and his father-in-law, Richard Boening.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Mar. 4 from 1 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Craig are suggested to either the Wyoming Hook & Ladder Co., 26 Maple St., Wyoming, NY 14591 or Pavilion FFA, c/o Pavilion Central School, 7014 Big Tree Rd., Pavilion, N.Y. 14525.

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


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