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LeRoy ~ Joan T. Hammer, age 61, of Lincoln Avenue, passed away peacefully Friday morning (May 27, 2022) at home in the loving presence of her family.

 joan_t._hammer_0.jpg    She was born January 7, 1961 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Ronald and Margaret Goldsmith Hammer.

     Joan will be remembered as a loving sister, aunt and dear friend, who enjoyed trips to the casino, scratching her lottery tickets and playing bingo.  She was a dedicated fan of the Buffalo Bills, the New York Yankees and Nascar.

     She will be sadly missed by her siblings, Theresa Hammer (fiancé, Dean Bates), Patricia Hammer, Kathleen (Walter) Kochmanski, Michael Hammer and Richard Hammer; brother-in-law, William Hirsch Jr., along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, dear friends and her special family friend and casino companion, Mary Hirsch.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Bonnie Hirsch.

     Services and interment will be private. 

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joan are suggested to either her family, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office canine fund or the LeRoy Food Pantry.

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

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

wierda_james_-_photo1.jpgJames C. Wierda, 76 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (December 17, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born February 25, 1945 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Albert and Mary Grace Groux Wierda.

Mr. Wierda was an Army Veteran, having served his country during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Ken Barrett Chevrolet in Batavia. He enjoyed country western music, was an avid golfer and was known for his cookouts, where he would always find a reason to have one. He also enjoyed horseracing and often you could find him at Batavia Downs. Most of all, he loved his family and his world evolved around them. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Schlenker Wierda of Batavia. Son, Derk Wierda of Batavia. Daughters, Lindsay Wierda of Batavia and Jessica (Thomas) Lewandowski of Pembroke. Eight grandchildren, Arianna, Azalea, Dimitri, Aiden, Gabreille, Ava, Tyler, Onaleigh. Daughter in-law, Oksana Wierda. Sisters, Sylvia Ripley of Buffalo and Mary Wierda of Buffalo. Brothers, Edward, John and Chris Wierda, all of Florida. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Christopher P. Wierda. Grandfather of the late Daniil Petlevanny. Brother of the late Thomas Wierda and Margaret Ryll.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at United Memorial Medical Center and Dialysis for the care which they have shown to Jim.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (June 2nd) from 3:00pm-5:30pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. There will be a celebration of his life after the visitation at the family home on North Lyon Street, Batavia. He will be laid to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu, NY.

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.

 

 

rosie1.jpg  Rosemarie G. Suozzi, 84, entered into eternal rest on Thursday May 26, 2022 surrounded by the love of her daughters. Rosie had been a resident at the Le Roy Village Green Nursing Facility. Rosie was born on July 8, 1937 to the late Joseph and Josephine (Sardina) Natolie in Perry, New York. In addition to her parents, Rosie is predeceased by her beloved husband; Donald and her loving sister Carol Frongetta.

Rosie was a 1955 graduate of Batavia High School and enjoyed being part of the class reunion committee for many years. Rosie was also very well known and loved waitressing for more than 40 years at the Scotland Yard which later became Bohn’s. Rosie enjoyed getting together with her Bohn’s family for many years after the restaurant closed. Rosie also loved working in food service at the NYS School for the Blind for over 20 years before retiring. She loved the children and they loved her.

A lifelong member of St. Anthony’s/Ascension Parish, Rosie was active in the Altar and Rosary Society.

Rosie married Donald Suozzi on June 4, 1960. Their 3 daughters; Donna Suozzi, Jacqueline (Thomas Balestra) Suozzi and Janice Della Penna along with their cherished granddaughters Danielle Jo and Gabrielle Rose Della Penna will try their best to carry on with the love, respect and hospitality Magoo and Rosie always demonstrated. Their home on Ellicott Street Road and later on South Jackson Street was always open to family and friends. You can always count on a fresh pot of coffee to be brewing and food being cooked and offered morning, noon and night. One could not say no to Rosie. Two of her many famous one-liners are “have coffee” and “sit, eat!”. Through the years Rosie’s life was enriched by her many groups of friends. Her Bohn’s friends, the card club and the coffee girls are a few who were and always will be near and dear to her entire family’s hearts.

Along with her daughters and granddaughters, Rosemarie is survived by her “fourth daughter” Christine Saraceni and her husband James and their daughters and families. Her brother-in-law Robert Frongetta, his sons and their families as well as countless cousins, Godchildren and family friends also survive.

Rosemarie’s daughters would like to acknowledge the kindness, caring and compassion that she received from the staff of the LeRoy Village Green, from the ladies at the front desk to the accommodating kitchen crew and amazing healthcare workers-truly angels on earth.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Rosie’s life will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020.  Rosemarie will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.    

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Notre Dame High School 73 Union Ave, Batavia, New York 14020 to be used for an annual scholarship established in Donald and Rosemarie’s honor. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

lang.jpg  Joanne S. Lang, 84, of Batavia passed away on Thursday May 26, 2022 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born on November 21, 1937 in Batavia to the late Joseph and Clara (Allen) Lang. In addition to her parents, Joanne is predeceased by her siblings; Jerome (Nancy) Lang, Dorothy (Don) Jones, Marge (Leo) Brumstead, Beatrice (Ray) Richardson, Norman Johnson, Elizabeth (Walter) Kowalik, Joseph (Pamela) Lang and James Worthington.  

She is survived by her siblings; Mary Johnson of Batavia, Harriet Worthington of Batavia, Alfred (Deanna) Lang of Batavia, Sandra (Philip) Fraterrigo of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends and family are invited to attend a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday May 31, 2022 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.  Joanne will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish 303 E. Main St. in Batavia. . For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

laney.jpg  Carol A. Laney, 86, of Batavia passed away on Wednesday May 25, 2022 at her home. Carol was born on September 28, 1935 in Churchville, New York, a daughter of the late Fred and Mary (McAvoy) Tyler. In addition to her parents, Carol is predeceased by her grandson; Devon Van Linder; brothers William, Robert and John Tyler; sister Anne Tyler.

Carol was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) site since 1965. She enjoyed watching the Yankees, Bills and Sabres games. She did puzzles of all kinds and read many books. Carol was an avid gardener who had beautiful roses.

She is survived by his children; Linda (Larry) Van Linder of Batavia, Clifford Laney of Dansville and Carolyn “Carrie”  Laney of Batavia; granddaughter Katarina Van Linder; sister Barbara Hensel of Batavia; brother James (Patricia) Tyler of FL; along with many nieces, nephews and her best friend; Alice Vigneri.  

Friends are invited to call from 10:00 – 11:00AM on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at the Church. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made the family to be distributed to Father Ivan’s Friends of Bolivia fund or Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com. 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.

ednamariebarrett.jpgEdna Marie (Stroh) Barrett, 99 of Attica, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Wyoming County Community Hospital, due to complications of COViD-19. She was born August 3, 1922 in Alexander to the late Edward and Dorothy (Reithenburg) Stroh. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elwyn M. Barrett, siblings, Kenneth Stroh and Majorie (Harold) Hampton.

Edna grew up in the Stroh family rose business on Stroh Road in Attica and was a lifelong resident of Attica. She graduated from Alexander School in 1940.

She worked at George, King, Boss Insurance Agency for many years. Edna was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Attica and Lifetime member of the Attica ladies American Legion Auxiliary. She loved watching the Buffalo Bills play and enjoyed swimming with the Rusty Hinges at the YMCA’s in Batavia and Warsaw, until the age of 90. Edna loved playing Euchre and Pinochle for many years with friends.

Surviving are her three children, James (Marie) Barrett of Akron, David Barrett, Kathleen Hamill both of Attica, 8 grandchildren, Lorie Wawrzyniak, Patty (Steve) Charles, Jimmy (Serena) Barrett all of Attica, Molly (Jim) Bongiovanni, Elizabeth (Craig) Ayers of Conesus Lake, Lacey (Tim) Wahls of FL, Jennifer (Johnny) Hinton, Jeff Hamill of Georgia, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Ambulance Fund, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011 or the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Joanne  B.  Barcomb, age 83, of Batavia, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Mrs. Barcomb was born Saturday, January 7th, 1939 in Churubusco, New York a daughter of the late Armand Decosse and Doria Tremblay Decosse.

A member of St. Padre Pio Parish, she was a charter member of the Mooers Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Sodality of the Ladies of St. Ann since 1977. She was an assistant Den Mother with Mooers Cub Scout Pack #37 for 10 years and was a member of the Mooers Forks Home Bureau.

Joanne is survived by her loving husband, Reginald Barcomb, whom she married on September 27, 1958; her children, Michael (Karen) Barcomb, Dr. Alan (Catherine) Barcomb and Denise (Dr. Vincent) Frechette; her grandchildren, Ryan (Nicole Whitewood) Barcomb, Alexandra (Stephen Beagen) Barcomb, Marie Barcomb, James Barcomb and his companion Jessie Pierce, Elizabeth Barcomb, Daniel Barcomb, Hanaah (Justin) Bates, Nathan (Victoria) Frechette, Dr. Laena (Grant) Hines, the late Luke Frechette, Isaac Frechette and Natalia Frechette; her great-grandchildren, Amara Bates and Lilah Beagan; sisters, Helen Decoste of Plattsburgh and Shirley Barcomb of Mooers Forks along with many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother, Gerald Decosse; sisters, Annette Trombley, Anita Trombley-McCann and Pauline Barcomb; sister-in-law, Leatrice Decosse; and brothers-in-law, Clarence Trombley, Ross Trombley, Hugh McCann, Roma DeCoste, Lionel Barcomb and Jacques Barcomb.  

The family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful care providers at the LeRoy Village Green for their excellent care given to Joanne over the past six years of her residency.

There are no prior visiting hours. Joanne 's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at St. Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  She will be laid to rest in  St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sunshine Fund at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, New York 14482 or St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York 14125. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements for Joanne were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

disalvo_john_-_photo1_4.jpgJohn J. DiSalvo, 78 of Warsaw, passed away peacefully on Monday (May 23, 2022) at Erie County Medical Center.

He was born February 28, 1944 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Joseph and Frances Talone DiSalvo.

Mr. DiSalvo was the owner and proprietor of DiSalvo’s Pizzeria & Sub Shop in Warsaw for 50 years. He was a loving and compassionate person who was overly generous and always showed his support to his family and the whole community which he was able to be a part of for so long.

He was predeceased by his son, Daryl John DiSalvo and grandsons, Caleb Bowman and Jacob Davis. Sister, Antionette Cory and brother, Ignatius Edward DiSalvo

Survivors include his loving companion of over 50 years, Barbara Dieter of Warsaw. Daughters, Lynn DiSalvo of Rochester, Michele A. Bowman of Florida and Jamie (Lonnie) Godat of Bergen. Grandchildren, Amber Bowman, Katelyn Bowman, Kieara Parks, Samantha Dieter, Tyler Davis, Riley Davis and Destinee Davis. Eight great-grandchildren. Sister, Brenda (James) Pierce of Batavia. Brother in-law, Anthony Cory of Akron. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (May 27th) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Entombment with military honors will be held privately with the family in St. Joseph Cemetery..

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Warsaw Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad, 40 E Buffalo St, Warsaw, NY 14569. 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.

 

 

 

 

Batavia – Raymond A. Chudoba, age 91, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

He was born on January 29, 1931 in Batavia, a son of the late Michael Chudoba and Josephine Oles Chudoba.

A member of St. Joseph’s Church in Batavia, he was a retired New York State Trooper with Troop A in Batavia.

He is predeceased by his wife, Patricia A Kuznicki Chudoba of Dunkirk who passed away on January 1, 2017.

Surviving are his children, Raymond M. Chudoba of Midwest City Oklahoma, Carol L. (Ronald) Roy of Del City, Oklahoma and Michael J. Szatkowski of Batavia; his companion for over 40 years, Joan Szatkowski of Batavia; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his siblings, Josephine Kukoski of Grants Pass, Oregon, Michael Chudoba of Seattle, Washington, Edward Chudoba of Batavia, Bernice Johnson of Basom.

Memories and a Tribute to my father:

Hey Dad. I remember when I was a small child how you would come home after work in your State Trooper uniform and we would share hugs.

I remember how you took over the family roofing business your father established in 1947 so you could keep your father active after he watched his son (your brother) Eddie fall to his death while painting the WBTA radio tower in 1962. You were a State Trooper at that time and also building a home for your family with your own two hands. Who does all this at the same time? You Dad. Yes, you were a man amongst men.

I remember us installing our first roof together in 1967 on Mr. and Mrs. Golkie’s home on Seward Road in Alexander when I was 12 years old, just a little distance from the home you built for us on Dodgeson Road. Pastel green T-Lok shingles. I slipped them in place and you followed me to nail them down. 

I remember going with you in 1970 to the nursing home where your father was a resident, how you would trim his nails and comfort him. I remember Grandpa tearing up when we prepared to leave.

We roofed together for many years and bowled together, too. You taught me the life lessons a boy needs to learn in order to become a man and always supported me in my decisions whether they turned out to be right or wrong.  

We have shared a lifetime of memories Dad. I have been blessed to have you as my father. I love you so much. Carol and other family send their love as well.

So now Dad, you will be laid to rest next to Mom. My honey Dawn is there too. Someday I will join you three and we will all be together again.

Sleep well Father,

Your loving son, Raymond

A viewing will be held at the H.E. Turner & Co, Inc. Funeral Home in Batavia on Friday morning, May 27 from 9:45 to 10:30 followed by graveside services at 11:00 in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 531 Ellicott Street, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

Batavia - William G. Wescott, Jr., 82 of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (May 23, 2022) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Mr. Wescott was born July 15, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late William G. Wescott Sr. and Pauline (Cooper) Wescott.

William was a parishioner of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church. He was a member of Mighty St. Joe's Drum & Bugle Corps and the Bills Mafia. He was also an avid Yankees fan.

Mr. Wescott was a teacher for 38 years at Kendall Central School where he taught 6th grade math and social studies. He was a coach for the Oakfield T-Ball, Little League, and Senior League baseball teams. William enjoyed vacationing in Daytona Beach, Florida and loved his dog, Rex. Above all though, he cherished time spent with his grandchildren, who he adored.

William is the husband of Joan (Woodstock) Wescott of Batavia; father of Kathy (Thomas) Wommack, Tim Wescott, and Sue Lewandowski all of Batavia; grandfather of Hannah Wommack, Rachel (Nick) Yackeren, Brenden Wescott, Olivia Wescott, Jonah Luplow, and Jillian Luplow; great-grandfather of Paisely Yackeren; brother-in-law of Elizabeth Wescott of Virginia.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wescott; and a sister, Mary Kay (late John) Rock.

Family and friends are invited to share in William's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021, or St. Joseph's School, 2 Summit Street, Batavia, New York 14020, or Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.

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

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