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Conesus Lake – Linda Louise Tonner, 68, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2021.  

She was born November 26, 1952 in Kenmore, New York.  Linda was a retired Registered Nurse who loved taking care of people, and was so proud of her profession.

Linda loved music and animals, especially her stuffed cat Brandi. She also enjoyed traveling, walking on the beach with her mom, and spending time with family. Linda had a very kind, caring, and generous heart. She was always caring and giving to others, a true inspiration to her family, and everyone around her. She was very much loved, and will be greatly missed.

Linda is survived by her six brothers and sisters, Tom Tonner (Rose) Cheektowaga NY, Colleen Glanville Virginia Beach VA, Randy Tonner Oakfield NY, Peggy Tonner Batavia NY, Mike Tonner Batavia NY and Amy Lavelle Virginia Beach VA. Nieces and Nephews, Shannon, Becky, Kelly, Amy, Randy, Matthew, Tony, and Nick, Great nieces and nephews: Kaya, Madelynn, Aaliyah, Anthony, Ethan, Maddox, Jordan, Anders and Jalen.  Great, great niece and nephew Sia’ani and Jaelyn.

She was predeceased by her mother, MaryLou Tonner (Dimmick) and nephew, Justin Lavelle.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.   

Donations in honor of Linda Tonner can be sent to Conesus Lake Nursing Home, 6131 Big Tree Road, Livonia, NY 14487.

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

Karen E. Becker, 65, of Corfu, passed away on November 1, 2021 at Rochester General Hospital.

Karen was born November 26, 1955 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Loren N. and Shirley (Parker) Smith.

She loved being with her family and playing games while they were together.  Karen enjoyed reading and collecting tin toys.  Karen attended High Point Community Church and she will be remembered for helping and comforting others.  

Surviving are her husband, Randy Becker of Corfu, son, Jason Becker of Corfu, brother, Brian (Wendy) Smith of East Bethany, sister, April K. Smith of Grand Island and nieces and nephews.

Predeceased in death by her brother, Robert Alan Smith and her stepfather, Nelson A. Foley.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at High Point Community Church, 1163 Main Road, Corfu, where Karen's funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. also on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021,www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.  

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

Arrangements for Karen were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

bart.jpg  Bart A. Thomas Sr., 68, of Batavia passed away on November 2, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on December 25, 1952 in Batavia, the fourth child of the late William F. Thomas and Anna L. (Duncan) Thomas.

Bart was an experienced welder and machinist at Batavia Metal Products. He loved all sports, and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Bart loved to cook and go to the casino for entertainment. Above all else he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years; Carmen Thomas; children William L. Thomas of Batavia, Bart A. (Kathlyn) Thomas, Jr. of Buffalo, Shamarr A. (DJ) Mamula of Washington State and Adam Thomas of Batavia; five grandchildren, Peyton, Patrick, Trey, Lily and Nathanial; mother-in-law Carmen M. Martinez; siblings Patricia A. Johnson, Rick A. (Mary Jo) Thomas, Kirk A. Thomas, Rand A. Thomas, Tim A. Thomas all of Batavia, Vicki A. (Jeff) Shelnut of Alexander, Peggy A. (David) Vasciannie, Billy A. Thomas and Greg A. Thomas all of Batavia; also survived by his sister-in-law Anita E. Martinez of Hilton and brother-in-law Luis A. Martinez of Batavia; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday November 6, 2021 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 1:30PM Funeral Service will follow at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main Batavia, NY 14020. Bart will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carmen in Bart’s honor. 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

patriciagmanningroot.jpgPatricia G. Manning-Root, 76, of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 4, 1945 in Brockport to the late Richard (Alice Priestly) Manning Sr. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Root and sister Alice Swanson.

Patricia worked for many years at Chase Bank in Batavia. She loved NASCAR, Elvis, the New York Yankees and baking. Patricia enjoyed camping and cookouts with her family. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Root and Wendy Root both of Albion, sister, Becky (Ray) Madigan of Clarendon, brother, Richard (Kathy) Manning Jr. of Texas, 3 grandchildren, David (Brittany) DiSalvo, Kari Stoddard, Katelyn DiSalvo, 6 great-grandchildren, Tanner, Gunner, Piper, Justin, David, Benjamin, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. A 7:00 PM Celebration of Life will immediately follow on Friday at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Brockport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to COVA Ambulance, 239 South Main St., Albion, NY 14411 or to Breast Cancer Awareness, www.nationalbreastcancer.org. 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.

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Savage, 93, of Parker, Colorado passed away on Tuesday October 26, 2021 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Parker surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by her husband John Ottinger of Parker, Colorado whom she married in 1996, her son Michael (Pam) Savage of Parker, Colorado, and her daughter Marilyn (Michael) Mullen of Batavia, New York. Her grandchildren Chad (Samantha) Savage of Kansas City, Missouri, Danielle (Dave) Abrahams of Parker, Colorado, Michael (Jerri) Savage of Boise, Idaho, Burgundy (Rob) McCoy of Amherst, New York, Chelsea (Christopher) Cummings of Batavia, New York, Bonnie (Gareth) Dismore of Stockholm, Sweden, Kyle (Amanda) Savage of Parker, Colorado, and Samantha (Charith) Mullen of Amherst, New York, and 18 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Major Kenneth “Bud” Savage (USAF Retired) and their son John Patrick “Pat” Savage.

Betty was born August 6, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of the late John and Frances Pearl (Crowley) Connell. After marrying Bud in 1949, they embarked on the adventure of their lifetime, living at air bases around the world with their three children in support of his career as an Air Force fighter pilot. After Bud’s retirement brought them to Denver, Betty began her career with the Department of Treasury IRS Denver office where she worked until her retirement.

A voracious reader, Betty was always involved in a new book, and the advent of electronic readers only seemed to accelerate her reading pace, even into her nineties. Quilting was another of her pastimes, with the colorful designs decorating and warming the walls of their homes over the years.

But her true passion was family, and visiting with them was always the highlight of any day. Betty was just a phone call away, no matter where her family was. She will always be remembered for her humor, her twinkling and piercing Irish eyes, her sage advice, and her loving and unwavering support of her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Betty will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia, with a Celebration of Life to follow in Colorado at a later date.  Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Heflebower Funeral Home in Denver, Colorado and H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia, New York.

East Bethany - Douglas Francis Laird, 59 of East Bethany passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Doug was born Tuesday, December 26th, 1961 in Batavia, a son of the late Charles Douglas Laird and Marguerite Johnson Laird.

Doug enjoyed traveling, comic books and had a passion for music. He loved listening to the music from the 1950's and 1960's especially The Beach Boys, The Beatles and Sam Cook among many others. Doug played guitar and sang with the folk group at Immaculate Conception Church in East Bethany. He was a 1980 graduate of LeRoy High School and member of the LeRoy Pasta Club.

Surviving are his children, Brian Laird of Stafford, Justin (Amanda) Laird of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Katelyn (Michael) Brazeau of LeRoy and their mother Jeri Laird; his "adopted children", Kohl (Amanda) Kingsland of Henrietta and Mackenzie Leone of LeRoy; grandchildren, Elise and Julia Brazeau; his "adopted granddaughter", Hannah Kingsland; brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Laird of Fort Pierce, Florida and Kenneth Laird of East Bethany; his sister, Catherine (William) Plaisted of Clifton Springs; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, one great-great-nephew and cousins.

He is predeceased by his sisters, Nancy Thompson and Mary Beth LaVare and his beloved dog Chewy.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 11:00 am  to 1:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where his memorial service will immediately follow visitation at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Doug's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

rupe.jpg  Louise N. Rupe, 83 of Corfu, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on March 11, 1938 in Yorkshire, NY to the late Donald and Kathryn (Rice) Tullar. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Ernest Tullar.

Louise had been an active volunteer in church ministries throughout her life which included Sunday School teacher, Youth Group Ministries and Women's Bible Study teacher. She also served on Lay Witness Missions, having participated in over 50 weekend missions throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Louise volunteered in nursing homes and Prison Ministries in Albion Correctional Facility. She was past President of the Women's Aglow Fellowship in Batavia and Vice President of Leadership on the Genesee Valley AGLOW area board. She and her husband, Marvin, led a Grief Share Group for 26 years. Her other interests were in crafting and she was past member of the Holland Land Office Museum Quilt Guild. She devoted many years of her life babysitting other children in her home.  

Louise is survived by her childhood sweetheart and beloved husband of 65 years, Marvin Rupe of Corfu; her children, Randol (Janice) Rupe of Syracuse, Debra (Daniel) Athoe of Batavia, Cynthia (Robert) Bucci of Oakfield, Laura (Paul) Thurber of Basom, Daniel (Catherine) Rupe of Fairport; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to an 11:00 AM Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in Indian Falls Cemetery, Corfu. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OurDailyBread.org. Thoughts and condolences may be left online at www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Albion - Bonnie Joyce Rosenbaum, 62 of Albion passed away on Monday, (November 1, 2021) at her home in Albion.

Mrs. Rosenbaum was born October 11, 1959 in Auburn, California a daughter of Roberta (Stice) Wilson of California and the late Pawle Wilson.

She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and raising dogs and tropical fish. She was a long time bar tender at Tillman's Village Inn.  

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Alan H. Rosenbaum of Albion; a son, Phylip (Leanna) Montgomery of California; step-children, Shana (Mike) Parton of Rochester, and Jonele Given of Rochester; grandchildren, Mason, Ethan, Alec, Norma Jean, Liam, Jameson, and Peyton; a great-granddaughter, Ariella Rosenbaum Dedee; brothers, Rondy and Kevin Wilson both of Washington.

There will be no visitation. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Pavilion ~ Mary S. Strobel, age 92, of Lake Street, passed away Monday morning (November 1, 2021) at home in the loving presence of her family.

   mary_strobel_0.jpg  She was born January 11, 1929 in Crogan, N.Y., a daughter of the late Royal and Nina Cratsenberg Smith.

     Mary will be remembered as a loving and proud wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, who enjoyed knitting and crocheting gifts for her family, especially for all of her grandchildren.  She also assisted her husband, Al, with the family business, Strobel's Auto Electric.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, Sharon Grube of FL, Bruce (Mary) Strobel of Tonawanda, Nancy (James) Morthope of GA, Larry Strobel of LeRoy, Deborah (Don) Cahail of MO and Joan (Andrew) Stevens of Mt. Morris; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Rev. Herbert R. Strobel of PA; Fresh Air Fund Daughter, Debbie Farr, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Mary was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of almost 70 years, Albert;  brother-in-law, Ralph W. "Billy" Strobel and sister-in-law, Marge Strobel.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 11 AM ~ 1 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Pavilion.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Pavilion Fire Department or the Pavilion United Methodist Church.

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


Joan P. Pask, 69, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Medina Memorial Hospital.

Joan was born on July 26, 1952, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Ralph and Floralyn Johnson Lawrence. She was the grandmother of the late Maleia Lawrence.

Joan was a 1970 graduate of Pembroke Central School. She worked for many years at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia and also for UPS. Joan devoted her life to her family and her greatest joy was just spending time with them.

Joan is survived by her children Jason (Jessica) Lawrence of Attica and Jamie (Jonathan) Hoca of Batavia; 5 grandchildren; 3 step children, Michael Pask, Michelle Pask (late Jason) Murphy and Denise Pask; 3 step grandchildren and the father of all the children. She is survived by her sisters, Donna (Albert) Bangert of Massachusetts,  Roxanne (Scott) Ross of Corfu; brothers, Bill (Annie) Lawrence of Corfu and Richard (late Judy) Lawrence of Texas. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.

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