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David J. Zanghi (Davey Joe) went to the Lord on March 29, 2020, and was born on January 27th 1953 in Batavia, New York to Mr. Salvatore J. and Domenica (Dorothy Tenebruso) Zanghi. David is survived by his sisters, Rosanne Wray (Robert), Michelle Gaylord (Paul), Mary Ellen Wilber (Jeffrey) and brother Philip S. Zanghi. He is survived by his sons, David J. Zanghi Jr and Alex S. Harrell (Tamara) and grandchildren Lexi, Henry, Lindsey and Lily. David is also survived by his long time companion and sweetheart, Patricia Meyers. 

David was a graduate of Batavia High School and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. During his business career, he attended many Business Academia training for Sales & Marketing related to office equipment and technology. His career in Texas spanned 30 colorful years. His buddies will be telling stories for years from the Palaterie Brothers to Steve Cohen (Cohie), Rittie, Dr. Michael and Sherry Urban (Marve) Dr. Mark Morgan, and Joe and Faith Kuszay. 
Upon his return to the Batavia area, he was known as the "Mayor of the Southside," and he would sit on his porch and speak to all of his neighbors, who quickly became friends. David is also survived by his beloved 54 nieces and nephews. David had many close friends including his best friends, Vinny and Sue Pelegrino and their children. 

David was a great golfer and avid card player. In his younger years, he enjoyed traveling. David was a member of Ascension Parish in Batavia, New York. 
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 33% capacity on 9/1/20 from 4-8pm. Funeral Services will be held on September 2nd at 11am, and both events will be held at Michael Tomaszewski’s Funeral and Cremation Chapel. 

 

arent_john_-_photo.jpgJohn A. Arent, 76 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (August 25, 2020) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

He was born February 17, 1944 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late John B. and Helen Kaczanowski Arent.

John was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed as a Medical Social Worker at St. Jerome’s Hospital, United Memorial Medical Center and The Batavia Nursing Home prior to his retirement. He was a longtime parishioner of Resurrection Parish, where he was a eucharistic minister, member of the Genesee Wyoming Lay Vicariate and St. Vincent DePaul Society. John was the commissioner for girl’s summer softball in Genesee County and volunteered with numerous organizations, including Crossroads House and the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce in Batavia and the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford.

 Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Ann Justinger Arent of Batavia. Daughters, Jill (Richard) Franclemont of Darien Center, NY and Amy (Dan) Leonard of Norwalk, CT. Grandchildren, Alynn, Aidan and Adeline Franclemont. Brother, Michael (Sharon) Arent of Virginia. Sisters, Claudia (Richard) Benzin of Orchard Park and Catherine Reeves of Tonawanda.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia NY 14021 or ALS Association, Upstate NY Chapter, 135 Old Cove Rd., Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J.  LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

proper.jpg John A. Proper, age 91, of Silver Springs, NY passed away on Monday August 24, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Silver Springs, New York on June 30, 1929, a son to the late Rufus Proper and Dora Robson Fagan.

John worked for O&K Trojan currently Yale and Towne Co. in Batavia for over 26 years retiring in 1991. He served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Warsaw Moose Club.

He is survived by a son: John ( Becky ) Proper of Silver Springs, sister: Gail (Howard) Smith of Albion, 2 granddaughters: Kimberly (Holly) Proper and Kelly Proper,2 step-grandchildren: Lane (Shelbi Edwards) Lomax and Kasey Stehlar, along with several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his companion: Mary Ellen Drew who passed away in 2013.

Family and friends may call from 11am-1pm on Friday August 28th, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home LLC 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 114530, where Funeral Services will follow at 1:00PM. John will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery in Silver Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver Springs Rescue Squad 43 North Main St. Silver Springs, NY 14550. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

sarah.jpg Sarah L. Matthews, age 47, of Silver Springs passed away at her home on Tuesday August 25, 2020.  She was born in Waukesha, WI on July 24, 1973 a daughter to David and Nancy (Reber) Patrick of Perry.

Sarah was a graduate of Perry Central School, class of 1991 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Roberts Wesleyan College. She was an accountant for many years working for several local businesses, She currently was a business manager at SUNY Geneseo. Sarah was a member of Hope Chapel in Perry. She enjoyed being outside whether camping, boating or hiking with her family. She enjoyed walking and playing with her dogs, doing taxes for people or was just that person that was always willing to help someone out. She was also a dedicated “Swim Mom” to her sons.

She is survived by her husband: Charles S. “Chip” Matthews II. whom she married on July 27, 1991 , 2 sons: Charles “Sam” Matthews III and Porter Matthews both at home, her parents: David (Nancy) Patrick of Perry, sister: Joy (Kurt) Braselton of Wheatland, brother: David (Margaret) Patrick of Westfield, MA, parents-in-law: David (Janet) Phillips of Silver Springs, grandparents: Cal (Elizabeth) Phillips of Silver Springs, sister-in-law: Sarah (William) Marsh of Pike, 4 brother-in-laws: David (Judy) Phillips II of Silver Springs, Tedd (Julie) Phillips of Silver Springs, Andrew (Joy) Phillips of Syracuse, Vern (Laurie) Phillips of Ocala, FL, along with several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 5-8pm on Friday September 4, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. Perry, NY 14530. A Celebration of Sarah’s Life will be announced at a later date.
Sarah will be laid to rest in Grace Cemetery in Castile.

In lieu of flowers, food or any monetary donation, Sarah would have preferred that you just HUG a LOVED ONE. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.


Lois Doreen Huth Wilkins, June 28, 1936 – August 23, 2020.After a courageous battle with cancer, Doreen passed away to heaven on August 23, 2020. Doreen was born in Clarence Center, New York on June 28, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Harold Huth and Pauline (Knapp) Huth.
Affectionately known as “Do”, she came to Akron with her mother and late sister (Janice Walker) in the 40’s and was a Village of Akron resident almost all of her life. Her residence since 1967 was on Main Street where she raised three sons, Craig (Sandra) Wilkins of Akron, Chris (Suzanne) Wilkins of East Amherst, and Terry (Robyn) Wilkins of Corfu.
Doreen loved her maternal grandchildren; Shawn, Pauline, Orrie, Cody, and Aaron as well as extended grandchildren;  Lisa and Ben. The family was blessed to watch her with her five great- granddaughters, Ema Jo, Kayleigh, Addison, and Gabriella. Baby Angelina died during childbirth. Known as Grandma GG to her great granddaughters, they recently sat with her and took turns reading pages from her favorite childhood book, “Little Rag Doll” that she was given as a child in the 1930’s.
Doreen graduated from Akron High School at age 16 and went on to study college courses in the clerical field. She applied those skills with her involvement as a Founding Charter Member of the Akron Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She married at 18 and worked at a handful of businesses in the area. Later, she would own her own business, Do’s Pounder Store on Main Road in Akron.
When family, including her niece Connie and friend Jean would stop to visit they would find her sitting within arm’s reach of her Bible and her companion “Skittles”, the bird, looking over her shoulder. As an avid walker who had each step measured; you could often see her on Main Street and in Russell Park visiting with merchants and friends.
Doreen enjoyed one on one time with her sons. She often attended country music concerts with her eldest son Craig. She was a big fan of Johnny Cash and the Statler Brothers, collecting their video and audio recordings. She was Craig's biggest fan, and supported and encouraged him in his music endeavors.
Her one on one time with middle son, Chris, was often spent studying and memorizing Bible scripture.  In her travels to Colorado Springs, CO while visiting Chris as he studied there in the Navigators Ministry, she found and loved the Glen Eyrie Castle. Chris will officiate at her services.
Her favorite one on one time with youngest son, Terry, was spent with the two of them in a small fishing boat on the waters of Lake Ontario, near Point Breeze and Olcott. The same waters she fished and boated in with her father as a pre-teen. Her three boys will place the flowers from her services in the currents there to float out to the lake in her memory.  
There will be no funeral or visitation services, as these are her wishes. A Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1 PM. at Eastern Hills Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. Masks are required to enter. A private burial will take place at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron. Doreen will be buried near her mother, Pauline Huth and great grandchild, Angelina Peluso. Arrangents by Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. Please visit rossakron.com.

Stafford - Mary Jane Carr , 86  of Stafford,  passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Batavia.  

Mrs. Carr was born December 9, 1933 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Reuben Howard, Sr. and Edith (Lauvey) Howard.

Following high school, Mary worked as a telephone operator with NY Telephone followed by working in the parts department for Trojan.  Finally, Mary worked in the cafeteria at Batavia Middle School where she enjoyed the children.  She volunteered along with her husband with the Genesee Co. History Department and enjoyed crocheting, working jigsaw puzzles, and reading.  She liked panda bears along with feeding and watching birds. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia.  

Surviving are her husband, James Carr of Stafford; children, Cindy Chudoba of Alexander, Nancy Forsyth of Batavia, David Chudoba of Alexander, Kristan (Franklin) Nash of Webster, and Scott (Len Cercone) Carr of Buffalo; a sister-in-law,  Marlene Howard; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson.  Mary is also survived by her beloved cat, Miracle.

Preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Reuben Howard, Jr.; sisters, Shirley Howard, Lorraine (late Harvey) Sebor, Dorothy Stevens, and Evelyn (late Robert) Phelps.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, (August 29, 2020)  from 11:00 am  to 12:00 pm  at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street in Batavia, where Mary 's Funeral Service will be held immediately following visitation.  Burial will be in the future Western New York Veteran's Cemetery in Pembroke.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

paulakrotz.jpgPaula Krotz of Gates, NY, formerly of Attica, passed away on August 24, 2020. Paula was born in North Collins, NY on April 25, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Labuzzetta. Paula is predeceased by her husband, Paul Krotz; son, Aaron; brother and sister-in-law, Theodore and Norma Labuzzetta.

Paula was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables. She liked to cook, bake, play cards, play bocce, swim and complete crossword puzzles. She enjoyed winters in Eustis, FL and had many friends there also. Most of all she deeply loved her family and friends and kept in touch with those near and far through cards, letters and phone calls. Paula was a member of NYS Retired Teachers Association, Catholic Daughters of America and FVOA.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Krotz; daughter, Karen (Randy) Strothmann; beloved grandchildren, Paul Krotz (Danielle Kilgore), Stacy (Eric) Bolles, Timothy (Jennifer) Macomber, Gregory (Karen) Macomber and Nicole (Mark) Thomas; eleven great-grandchildren, Carter, Colin and Raegan Bolles, Lily, Ethan, Nolan, Isaac and Elijah Macomber, Zach Marshall, and Connor and Brynn Thomas.

Friends may call on Saturday, August 29th at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, 2771 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624 from 12-4pm (please wear a mask) or Sunday, August 30th at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011 from 1-5pm (please wear a mask). Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be observed and current restrictions may cause delayed entry. Thank you for your understanding. Interment will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Vincent Cemetery Fund, 50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011 or a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, 2771 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624 and Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY, 14011.

gluck1.jpg  Paul Gary Gluck, 78, passed away peacefully Monday (8/24) morning surrounded by his family at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Florida. Born the youngest of five children to Frederick and Hazel Gluck, Paul carved out a truly remarkable life for himself.

After graduating from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy in 1965, Paul married his high-school sweetheart Lorraine Gringer.  For the next 55 years they would be inseparable.  Together they raised three children, celebrated five grandchildren and ran a business. In 1968, Paul purchased Alberty Drugs in Batavia which began a long career caring for members of the community he so loved.  Paul found great fulfillment in helping people and he worked hard every day to serve his patients with care and compassion. After friends and family, Paul’s great passion in life was golf.  A longtime member of Stafford Country Club, Paul cherished his time spent on the golf course with friends.  Heaven was an early tee time on a clear, sunny morning. Much to his family’s enjoyment, cooking was another passion he pursued.  For Paul, cooking was one of the ways he expressed his love, so he took a special joy cooking for the people in his life.

Paul would want mentioned the fact that, as a young man, he enjoyed acting and was a member of the Batavia Players for many years.  Of course, Paul was a life-long Buffalo Bills fan.  Together with his best friend (the late) Trav Minor, he was a season ticket holder for decades.  With Paul and Trav, hope sprung eternal - they always believed that “this is the year we go all the way”. In retirement, Paul enjoyed spending his summers at the Chautauqua Institute and his winters in Florida at The Villages.  Wherever he was, Paul always had a circle of friends that he relished spending time with.  Of course, this usually involved golf and cooking.

For those who knew him, Paul will be remembered as a dedicated father and grandfather, a loving husband and a caring friend.  He was always quick with a smile, a joke, or a story.  Making people happy gave him his greatest pleasure.  Paul genuinely enjoyed life and was full of an optimism that was hard to resist.

Paul is survived by the love of his life, and wife of 55 years, Lorraine (Gringer) Gluck.  A dedicated father to Gregory (Mary) Gluck, Stephanie (Matthew) Mortellaro and David Gluck.  A loving grandfather to Madison, Natalie, Paul Gluck and Mateo, Tiago Mortellaro.  Paul is also survived by his brother David (Joanne) Gluck, sister Lorraine (Everett) Harris and sister-in-law J. Carol (Gringer) Bergstrom.

Paul is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Hazel Gluck, his brother, Gordon and his sister Alma.

There will be no calling hours.  A private Funeral is planned.

To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

macklem.jpg  Richard A. Macklem, 63, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Friday August 21, 2020 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry. He was born on July 29, 1957 in Buffalo to the late Robert W.D. and Marion (Dodd) Macklem. In addition to his parents, Richard is predeceased by his son in law; Isaac M. Styer “Ike”.

Rick was a loving father and grandfather. He always made family his first priority and he enjoyed spending quality time with them. His favorite hobby was restoring classic cars. He enjoyed playing chess with his kids and euchre with his friends at work. He had a great sense of humor and a kind heart. He was a hard and dedicated worker his whole life. He was a proud painter and rolls operator at Graham Corporation for the past 29 years. 

He is survived by his children; Christina Macklem of N. Chili, Jennifer Styer of Batavia, Robert Macklem of Attica and Joshua (Christy Chamberlain) Macklem of Batavia; siblings Brian Macklem of Hilton, Vincent Macklem of TX., Denise Macklem of OK., and Robert Macklem of Batavia; 4 beloved grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private for the family. Rick will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 


Paul F. Gaylord, 71, of Batavia, died tragically at the Buffalo VA Medical Center at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

He was born Aug. 7, 1948, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to the late Harry R. and Ruth (Botts) Gaylord, also preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Gaylord and granddaughter, Hannah Michelle.

Paul served his country honorably with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He has been serving as the commander of the DAV and was an active member of the Joint Veterans Honor Guard of Genesee County, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion and the VFW. He served as a veteran mentor for the Genesee County Drug Court, a member of Ascension Parish and a 4th Degree Knight/Grand Knight with the Monsignor Kirby Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Paul will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a man of faith in the Lord. He was a friend to all that knew him, just met him and those who had not. Paul, the world is a little less bright knowing that you have gone home to rest in eternal peace with the Lord.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Michelle (Zanghi) Gaylord of Batavia; children, Christian Gaylord, Oliver (Karen) Gaylord, Shawn Gaylord, Aaron (Jessica) Gaylord, Joshua (Joyce) Gaylord and Samantha (Emmett) Maguire; 13 cherished grandchildren, Brandon, Olivia, Cambrie, Trey, Ethan, Lily, Dominic, Sebastian, Rocco, Vincent, Thomas and Christianna Jean; siblings, Peggy (Nick) Falanga, Carol (James) Brandes, Robert (Millie) Gaylord, Donna (Sherman) Gaylord; sisters-in-law Rosanne (Robert) Wray, Mary Ellen (Jeffrey) Wilber, brothers-in-law Philip Zanghi, and the late David Zanghi, along with many nieces and nephews.

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, Paul’s visitation has been scheduled for Sept. 2, 2020 from 3p.m. to 8 p.m., at Michael Tomaszewski’s Funeral Home, limiting visitation to 33% capacity. A memorial service will be at Michael Tomaszewski’s Funeral Home on Sept. 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. Paul will be laid to rest in the future Western New York Veterans Cemetery. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please share words of comfort with Paul’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information, please call Michael at (585) 343-7500.

The family of Paul F. Gaylord is being cared for by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, 4120 W. Main Street Road, Batavia NY 14020.

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