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Alexander -- Gene R. Schmidt II, 53, of Alexander, passed away unexpectantly, Thursday, July 29, 2020.

Gene was born in Batavia, March 10, 1967, son of the late Gene R. Schmidt and Betty Seeger Schmidt. He was the brother of the late Mary Jane Moses and Paul Edenholm.

Gene was a mechanic by trade. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and working on classic Mopars.

Surviving is his mother, Betty Schmidt; his children, John Schmidt, Gina Lee Schmidt, Jillian Ameka Schmidt, Jared Paul Schmidt and Dekota Paul Schmidt; his grandchildren, Gabryelle, Guilianna and Natalee; and his sisters and brother, Linda (Mark) Malaniak, Charles (Shawn Klein) Schmidt, Jackie (Rich) Beatty and Debra (late Jim) Farley. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Friends may call Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main Street, Corfu, NY.

(A face covering will be required and capacity of the funeral home will be limited to 33 percent per COVID-19 regulations.)

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander, NY.

Paul Voltura, 72, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Redding, California

He was born on November 6, 1947 in Batavia, New York, to Angelo and Angeline (Gringer) Voltura.

Paul had many passions including fishing, bowling, welding and cooking -- all of which he used to make a living. Paulie was a friend to everyone he met and could schmooze with the best of them. He was an active community member volunteering his cooking, welding or fly fishing services to many organizations in his community and beyond. He loved his family and friends deeply and he had a lot of them!

He is survived by his son Greg (Nickey) Voltura, of Indian Falls, New York, daughter Debbie (Tom) Shea, of Batavia, New York, and daughter Felisa (Adam) Westlake, of Fall River Mills, California. As well as three grandsons, Angelo Voltura, Eli Westlake and Davin Westlake and three granddaughters, Sara Voltura, Melissa Voltura and Addison Shea.

He has more Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces & Nephews than can be listed in one newspaper!

In lieu of flower, the family asks that you share your favorite story of Paulie using this link and donations may be made out to The Miami Project (on behalf of the Ricky Palermo Spinal Injury Tournament) and mailed to:  Debbie Shea, 9395 Shepard Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

A memorial service will be held in the fall (possibly around his birthday) in California pending social distancing rules.

Rochester - Lorie Goff, 58, of Rochester, senior financial analyst for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at her home.

Lorie was born May 16, 1962, in Batavia, daughter of Marguerite Park Goff of Batavia and the late Robert A. Goff.

Lorie and her husband “Shorty” spent winters in West Palm where she loved reading books by the beach and listening to the sounds of the ocean.  She enjoyed day trips attending festivals and exploring the beauty of Western New York during the summers.  Lorie had the “Midas Touch” when it came to the penny slots and always shared her winnings with loved ones and charities. Lorie thoroughly loved to work and spend time with her co-workers.  She especially enjoyed family gatherings, happy hours and dinner parties with friends. Lorie approached her whole life with a positive attitude toward challenges, including her battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was a selfless, loving, and charitable person.  Anyone who considered themselves a friend of Lorie’s has been truly blessed.

Surviving along with her mother include her husband Greg Frielinghaus of Rochester whom she married March 27, 2014; two brothers: Stephen Goff of Elba and James (Ellen) Goff of Oakfield; her brother-in-law: Chris (Barb Beall) Frielinghaus of Queensbury; her aunt: Betty Monagan of Batavia; two nieces: Jessica (Keith) Kertman of Palmyra and Elizabeth Goff of Oakfield; her nephew: William Frielinghaus of Seattle, Washington and her great-niece: Cali Kertman.  Lorie is also survived by her cat, Cassie.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Patrick J. Wilson officiating. Private burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lorie's memory may be made to the Dear Jack Foundation (for childhood and adolescent cancer) www.dearjackfoundation.org.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Lorie’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Barbara Voss Maloney, of Eagle Bay/LeRoy, passed away peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital on July 30th.  

Barb was born on September 20, 1940 in Batavia,, N.Y.  to Rufus and Mildred Voss.  She was a graduate of LeRoy High School.  She is predeceased by her husband, Michael Maloney.  They shared 20 adventurous years together.

Barb’s love for travel and the outdoors was evident all throughout her life. She enjoyed downhill and cross country skiing, ice skating, camping, canoeing, and tending to her many “pets” in the Adirondacks. Barb was also a creator of many things; she used her special talents to paint, craft, and knit. Spending time with her girlfriends and family meant the world to her. Barb will be remembered for her love of shopping, keen sense of style, her welcoming spirit, kind heart, and above all, her unconditional love.

Barb is survived by her brother, Bob (Georgia) Voss, daughter, Terri (David) Beedham; sons, Randy (Shirley) Sheffer and Tracy (Lynn) Sheffer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many special friends.

In keeping with Barb’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will take place at Pittsford Cemetary.

Remembrances in Barb’s name may be made to the Inlet Emergency Services, P.O. Box 300, Inlet, NY 13360, or St. Ann’s Community at the Greens, 1 West Ave, LeRoy, NY 14482.

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

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

Leo L. Snyder, 85, of Alabama, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief hospitalization.

Leo was born on April 23, 1935 in Alabama, NY, a son of the late Milford and Elma (Ostrander) Snyder. He married the love of his life Janice E. Newton June 29, 1957. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 - 1963. He joined the Alabama Fire Department March 12, 1955. He retired from General Motors after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Leo enjoyed keeping busy with home improvement projects, playing euchre with close friends, and was happiest just spending time with his wife and family.

He is predeceased by his sisters Beatrice (Jim) Seibert, Aletha (Alfred) Kenward, and Irene Snyder; and his brothers Lyle (Helen) Snyder, Lester (Joan) Snyder, and Leland “Jack” (Arlene) Snyder.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years; Janice (Newton) Snyder; his children: Charlene Snyder and Brian (Annette) Snyder; his granddaughters: Melanie Snyder and Leah (Christopher) Snyder; and his great-grandson: Leo O. Snyder; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Indian Falls Methodist Church 7908 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY 14036 . Funeral services immediately follow visitation. Please note if you will be staying for Leo’s services, please bring a chair as all services will be held in the pavilion of the church. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Alabama Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church 1392 Church Street, Basom New York 14013 or the Alabama Fire Department, P.O. Box 798 Basom, New York 14013. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Leo’s name, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

irwin_leslie_-_photo1.jpgLeslie A. Irwin, 51 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday (July 25, 2020) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.

She was born August 27, 1968 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Ronald Skye and Bernice Masker.

Leslie was employed by Save A Lot in Batavia. She was known to be the life of a party and enjoyed being around people. She has touched the lives of so many with her love and laughter. She will be forever missed.

Survivors include her children, Sarah Irwin of Mt. Morris, Samantha Irwin of Geneseo, Katrina D’Anna of Buffalo and Brandon D’Anna of Buffalo. Companion, David Eaton of Batavia. Also survived by a sister, brother, 7 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. 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.

 

 

Kelly Brooks of Lockport died on July 25th, surrounded by loved ones. 

She was born on September 14th 1971 to David and Phyllis Brooks of Alabama NY. 

A devoted daughter, sister, mother, and aunt, she is survived by her parents, a daughter, Kelsey Price, sisters; Tammy (Mark) Cassidy, Dawn (Todd) Wheeler, Amy (Louis) Brooks, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She is also survived by long time friend Daniel Price and his daughters Jessica and Geraldine Price. 

Known to most simply as “Hubser”, she valued nothing more than her friends and family. She was especially devoted to her young nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews whom she spoiled relentlessly, not only with material things, but with love, fun and laughter. 

There will be no public services, a celebration of Kelly’s life will be held privately at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263 or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield.

elmerjheiman.jpgElmer J. Heiman, 92 of Darien Center, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center with his children by his side. Elmer was born May 3, 1928 at home to the late Walter (Lillian Berlein) Heimann. He is preceded in death by brothers Richard and George Heimann, sisters Irene Hahn, Marie Welker, Marie Heiman’s daughter Deborah Shaffer and a grandson Kevin Heiman.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 in Germany. He was a member of the Joseph M. Collins Post 6239. Mr. Heiman was employed by Westinghouse for 37 years and later worked for the NYS Thruway Authority until he retired.

Because of his love of Darien he became active in the Darien Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter, First Aid Instructor and EMT. His passion for history led him to seek appointment as Town Historian where he served for 52 years. He became active in town politics serving as Councilman and on the County Planning Board.

He attended the Darien United Methodist Church. Mr. Heiman enjoyed weekly card games and Euchre tournaments. He will be remembered for the fun times he shared with his grandchildren, his wit and sense of humor and his ability to fix anything with duct tape.

Elmer is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie (Heintz) Heiman, his children Melissa (Jerry) Allsup of Alaska; Philip (Angela) Heiman of Pavilion; Beth (Bruce) Clingerman of North Rose; Marie’s sons James (Gail) Richert of MI; Daniel (Kathy) Richert of FL; siblings Marian Tiberio of Holley and Ralph (Sylvia) Heimann of Rochester; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 2 to 6 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 6:00 PM Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home. An 11:00 AM Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Darien Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Darien Fire Company & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 135, Darien Center, NY 14040 or to National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

BYRON - Mary Yohe, 72, of Byron, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at her home in Byron under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and her loving family.

Mrs. Yohe was born October 25, 1947, in Rochester.

Mary is survived by her husband, Gordon Yohe of Byron.

No visitation or services are planned.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to a charity of the donor's choice.

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, Batavia.

jeanne_saraceni2.jpgSelfless, loving, strong-willed, always smiling – Thursday, July 16, 2020, Jeanne Marie Saraceni, 61 of Taylors, South Carolina, died after a long battle with liver failure while camping with family in Beckley, West Virginia. Despite her illness, Jeanne lived her life fully as proud Mom, Grandma, sister and friend.

Born in 1959, Jeanne now rests with parents, Duane (Dean) and Jacqeline (Jackie) Hendershott, Aunt Sandy (Paul) Oberlander, Uncle Lee (Butch) Hendershott, grandparents, William and Anne Glor, Dorothy Dean and Laverne Hendershott. Jeanne is survived by sons, Michael Kamysz of Varysburg, Jeffrey (Kaitlin) Saraceni of Greenville, SC., sister, Dot (Bill) Dustin, brothers, Dean and John Hendershott, Aunt Sheila (John) Henderson, grandchildren, Ashton, Aislyn, Gracyn, Everett and soon to be Marcella along with nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Hewitt, Amanda (Billy) Owens, Ryan (Amelia) Hendershott and her faithful dog, Rusty.

Jeanne graduated Attica High School in 1978 and Finger Lakes Community College in 1980. Her career includes working at Attica State Prison and SUNY Brockport.

Jean retired from York School District as IT Coordinator. After living in New York for 59 years, Jeanne retired to Greenville then Taylors, South Carolina. She loved to cook, host Thanksgiving dinner and dancing to live country music. Her greatest joy was her sons and grandchildren. Jeanne’s legacy of light, her love and her quick smile will live in our hearts until we see her again.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, July 27, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. There will be a private Mass of Christian Burial held for the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, New York 14005. For more information call (585) 591-1212 or 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.

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