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John J. McCormick, Jr., age 59, of Harrisburg, PA., went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, January 27, 2022 at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital in Pennsylvania where loving family members surrounded him. He passed away from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on June 2, 2021.

John was born on August 25,1962 in Batavia, N.Y. He was the son of John J. (fiancé, Donna Elliott) McCormick, Sr. and Mary (Gear) Powers.

Predeceased by his aunt and uncle Audrey and Robert Rogowski and uncles James McCormick, Jr., Thomas Gear, Robert Gear and John Gear.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, John (Amanda and twin grandchildren, Arya and Westyn) McCombs of North Carolina, his brother, Jeff McCormick (nephew Cole) of Rochester, N.Y. and sister, Cathy (Wayne and nieces Nicole and Jessica; nephews Matthew and Zachary) Thayer of Olympia, Washington, aunts and uncles Charlotte (Harold) Kirch of Winter Haven, Florida, Gary (Barb Palamara) McCormick of Buffalo, NY, Paul (Janice) McCormick of Brockport, NY, Deb (Rock) Monroe of Phelps, NY, Martha Glenar of Rochester, NY, Margaret Owen of Kingston, NY, Marcie (Alan) Laudani of California and Rosemary Gear of Virginia.  His partner, Lynn Porter, of Pennsylvania, also survives.
John attended Byron Bergen High School.  He was a kind, soft-spoken individual who was always willing to lend a helping hand and paid close attention to detail in whatever he did.  He was naturally artistic and not only could he draw beautiful pictures of cars and trucks, but as a child he loved assembling and painting them. He worked for many years using these abilities as a mechanic and doing bodywork in Rochester, N.Y., spending a lot of that time working for Dave Burroughs before moving to Pennsylvania. He was a loving, softhearted man who will be missed dearly.  
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm, with a memorial service immediately following at H.E. Turner and Co. Funeral Home, 403 E Main Street in Batavia. John will be laid to rest at a later date in St. Brigid’s Cemetery in Bergen, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Bergen Volunteer Fire Dept, 10 Hunter St, Bergen, NY 14416.

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

josephcwenzelsr.jpgJoseph C. Wenzel, 86, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022. He was born June 9, 1935 in Blossburg, PA to the late Carl and Sylvia (Linderberg) Sanders. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. (Lenhard) Wenzel, children, Joseph Jr and Jonathon Wenzel, Mary Francis.

Mr. Wenzel is an avid outdoorsman that loved to fish. He was a proud member of the National Guard. Joe enjoyed working on his home and gardening.

He is survived by his children, Joan Szatkowski, Sharon (Dean Cadieux) Lyke, Jimmy (Stephany) Wenzel, Jeffrey (Joanne) Wenzel, Jennifer (Ross) Jarvela, Jodiann (Jim) Battistella, Jolene Morales, Heidi Schollard, Karen (Larry) Corp, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours, services will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a message 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 - Chad M.  Dart, 44 of Batavia passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

Chad was born Sunday, March 27th, 1977 in Batavia, a son of Jeanette DeBois of Batavia and Terry Morgan of East Bethany.

An avid hunter, Chad enjoyed snowmobiling and spending weekends camping with his family. He loved racing and was a member of the DuBois Race Team.

Surviving along with his parents are his wife, Karrie Dart of Batavia; his daughters, Taylor Andrews of Batavia, Aloshia (Tez Sparkman) Dart of Tennessee, Addison Dart of Batavia and Aubri Dart of Batavia; his grandson, Arlo Jermontez Sparkman of Tennessee; his siblings, Amy Reigle of Elba, Edward Bump of Attica, Travis Morgan of East Bethany and Melinda Lawrence of Batavia; along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Chad’s Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. Private burial will be held at Alexander Cemetery.  His family would like to invite all to join them at a reception on Wednesday at 1 pm at Polish Falcons of America - Nest 493, 123 South Swan Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Dart family.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Chad’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Pavilion ~ Loretta "Ret" Davis, age 86, of Lake Street, passed away Wednesday evening (February 23, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

    loretta_ret_davis_0.jpg She was born December 27, 1935 in Pavilion, a daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle Hissenbuttle Whalen.

     Ret will be remembered for her love of family, her faith and for just having a good time.  She was a substitute mail carrier for 9 years and retired from The Pavilion State Bank in 1995 after 25 years of dedicated service.  She was a devoted member of Mary Immaculate Parish (St. Mary’s Site), enjoyed bowling, playing cards and the occasional trip to the casino.  One of her most treasured things to do, was to travel to Florida with her husband, Gordy, to attend the NY Yankees spring training games.

     She will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Gordy Davis; her sons, David (Stacie) Davis, Richard (Pam) Davis, Patrick Davis and Steven (Jennifer) Davis; grandchildren, Zachery, Matthew, Stephanie, Tyler and Cole; siblings, Jackie Lapp and Richard “Mike” (Sandy) Whalen, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Ret was predeceased by her grandson, Jeremy Davis and sisters, Mary Alice (Edward) Rogers and Patricia (Chuck) Davis.

     Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Immaculate Mary Parish (St. Mary’s Site), Wilmot Cancer Center or the Pavilion Fire Department.

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

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

Daniel A. "The Mayor" Coughlin, 73, of Batavia, passed away on February 24, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Daniel was born February 6, 1949 in Warsaw, a son of the late Leo and Betty (Wolff) Coughlin.

Daniel enjoyed camping, fishing, horseshoes and going to the Batavia Downs.  He will be remembered as a family man who loved his grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Laura (Peter) Mooney of Oakfield, Diane Kotarski of Batavia and Daniel "Peeps" (Lace) Coughlin of Albion; brothers,  David (Carol) Coughlin of Batavia and Rick (Yolanda) Coughlin of Batavia; sister, Cathy (late Joseph) Barclay of Oakfield; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Coughlin.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday (March 1) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave. in Oakfield, where Daniel's funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. also on Tuesday.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coughlin family.  

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

paul_korzelius_picture.jpgAge 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Bliss, NY on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Paul was born on May 29, 1940, in Buffalo, NY, son of the late Herbert and Florence Stock Korzelius. He worked as a technical librarian and administrator for Spencer Kellogg in Buffalo and was also the tax assessor for the town of Darien for many years. Paul was a longtime parishioner and lector at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Darien. He gracefully “retired” at the age of fifty-two and again at sixty. He built a new home in Bliss where he became the fire commissioner for the Eagle Hose Company #1. Paul made many friends by sharing the fruits of his wine-making hobby and blessed are they who were recipients of a bottle of his rhubarb or grape wine.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Janice Korzelius; his sons, John (Sharon) Korzelius of Oakfield, Joe (Karen) Korzelius of Albermarle, NC, Jim (Debbie) Korzelius of Clayton, NC, and Joy Purcell of Troy, NY; his grandchildren, Kelsey (Matt) Morrison, Jonathan and Tristan Korzelius, Calista, Noah and Jordan Korzelius, Rebecca and Kaitlyn Korzelius, Gabriel, Colin, and Gerald Purcell; his brother, Don (Mary) Korzelius and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church site in Silver Springs on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 10 AM. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and memorials, the family asks that you take the time to brighten someone else’s day. Life is fleeting, so live it with gratitude. Online condolences at www.robinsonandhackemer.com.

lindaegrimes.jpgLinda E. Grimes, 57 of Byron, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022. She was born August 5, 1964 in Coalport, PA, to William Emerson of Byron and the late Barbara (Forman) Emerson. She is predeceased by a brother William “Billy” Emerson.

Linda loved playing the piano, NASCAR, Kenny Chesney, and being anywhere near water. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend.

Along with her father, she is survived by her brother, Dale Emerson, daughter Jessica (Nick Gregori) Grimes, and grandson Benson Gregori.  

An 11:00am Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Memorials may be made to the family. 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.

Elba - Marvin L.  Stokes, 90 of Elba passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital.

Mr. Stokes was born Tuesday, June 11th, 1931 in Oakfield, a son of the late Raymond Stokes and Bertha Rich Stokes.

A member of the Elba Presbyterian Church for over 55 years, he was a member of the 2 cylinder club and a member of Godfrey’s Pond for over 50 years. Marvin loved to garden and had an uncanny ability to grow beautiful long stem roses. A gifted mechanic, he could fix anything mechanical if you could get it in his garage. He enjoyed old tractors, especially Massey-Ferguson and John Deere, hunting and fishing with his brothers and going to the Alexander Steam Show annually. A proud Army veteran, he cherished his time with his family, especially his daughters and grandsons.

Marvin is the husband of Viola M. Buck Stokes who passed away on November 9, 2021.

Surviving are his daughter, Barbara (Jeffrey) Benedict  of Rochester; his son-in-law,  John Jurs of Albion; grandsons, Joshua (Robin) Jurs and Jacob (Katherine) Jurs, both of Barre; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Jurs; his great-grandchildren Elizabeth Jurs and Mason Jurs; his brother, Raymond (Shirley) Stokes of East Bethany; sisters, Esther Johnson  of Oakfield, Edith Bezon of Byron and Dixie (Charles) Rudolph of Batavia; his sister-in-law, Doris Stokes of East Bethany along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Jurs who passed away in 2015 and his siblings, Robert Stokes and Virginia Kidney.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. His funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 11 am at The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba. Burial, with military honors will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials 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, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

BAUDHUIN, Dennis J. - Pembroke, NY, entered into rest on February 17, 2022.  Dennis was born January 11, 1949 in Niagara Falls, NY. 

Dearest father of John Baudhuin and Jessie (Michael) Molle’, Grandfather of William, Kate, Jack and Xander.  Loving son of the late Donald and Jeanette (Rogala) Baudhuin and the late Grace Baudhuin.  Dear brother of the late sister Laura (William) Mulligan, David (Tischa) Bradman, James (Deborah Garvey) Bradman, and Darlene (James) Graczyk; also survived by nieces, nephews and special friends Cliff and Michelle Black.

Dennis was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1969 – 1972. He was a member of the Newstead Memorial VFW Post 3180, was a classic car and car show enthusiast, and loved the Green Bay Packers.

It was his wish to not have formal services.  A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at a later date. Final interment will be at the Western New York National Cemetery.

Virginia Ann Schaefer, 98, of Oviedo, Florida and formerly of Batavia, NY, passed away on February 4, 2022 at Life Care Center of Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Virginia was born April 22, 1923 in Rochester, the daughter of the late George and Eleanor (Beidenbach) Klee.

A member of Resurrection Parish, in Batavia, NY, Virginia was involved in various bible study groups and was dedicated to Our Lady, Mary. She enjoyed her weekly bridge club, was also an avid golfer and member of Stafford Country Club. She worked as a secretary for the Selective Service System in Batavia, NY, and then as a secretary for her late husband’s law office, George E. Schaefer Law Office. While in Batavia, she enjoyed attending all her grandchildren’s athletic
games and other school performances, with her husband, George.

After moving to Florida in 2009, Virginia became an active member of the bible study group at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Oviedo, FL. She liked going for walks in the warm weather, floating in the pool, attending activities at the Senior Center, such as water aerobics, line dancing, and playing bridge, and watching every golf tournament on TV. She loved going to Disney World, the beach, the local high school football games, the UCF football games, and
especially enjoyed the halftime bands, as well as any and all musical performances from her era. She loved cheering for her granddaughter’s high school basketball and lacrosse teams, with the other grandmothers, and never missed a game.

Surviving are her children, Joan (Fred) Francis of Oviedo, FL and George (Paula Miller) Schaefer III of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Freddie Francis of Locust, NC, Karen (Chris) Jones of Newnan, GA, Eddie Francis of Oviedo, FL, Kristen Francis of Denver, CO, Kathren (fiancé Trey Koons) Francis of Winter Park, CO, George Schaefer IV of Greenville, SC, and Molly (Bryan) Hickey of Durham, NC; great-grandchildren, Ethan Jones, Jacob Jones, & Blakely Eleanor Jones of Newnan, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Schaefer, Jr. and brother, Dick Klee.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. Virginia 's Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 26 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Virginia will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.

ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY are invited to join us for a Luncheon at Batavia Country Club, 7909 Byron Rd., Batavia, NY, immediately following the funeral Mass. Everyone is also invited to join us for a short memorial service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum after the funeral, or to go directly to the Batavia Country Club Luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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


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