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dahlia.jpg  Ann M. Zalenski, age 88, of East Bethany passed away peacefully on Sunday September 25, 2022 at the Leroy Village Green Rehabilitation unit. She was born on June 22, 1934 in Alden to the late Raymond and Helena (Hamann) Armstrong. In addition to her parents, Ann is predeceased by her loving husband of 31 years; Joseph Zalenski Jr. and 11 of her siblings.

Ann’s selflessness and love for her family has influenced many generations. All who knew her were extremely fortunate to have had Ann in their lives. She was always supportive and helpful, and always welcomed visits and coffee chats with her friends and family. Ann never forgot a birthday or anniversary! Along with being talented when it came to crafts and sewing, she was best known for her amazing baking abilities. Her cookies, breads and pies were always holiday favorites. She loved playing cards, cheering on the Buffalo Bills and going on casino trips with her sister, daughter and niece.

Ann is survived by her devoted daughter; Joann (Edward) Grice; her sister Lorraine Riley; along with many nieces, nephews, and countless great nieces and nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours and a private Graveside Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia. An 11:00am luncheon will follow the service on Tuesday September 27th at the Polish Falcons on S. Swan St. in Batavia,

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Fire Dept. 10510 Bethany Center Rd. E. Bethany NY 14054. 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, NY 14020.

Joseph E. Wyffels, 84, of Batavia passed away peacefully on September 23, 2022 at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing Home. He was born in Canandaigua on July 23, 1938 to the late Joseph and Emily Wyffels. Joe is also predeceased by his siblings.

He is survived by his daughters; Debra (Rick) Bastiano of Batavia and Trisha (Michael) Margarone of Webster; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  

There will be no prior calling hours or Services.

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, NY 14020.

Bergen - Beverly J. Dilcher, 78 of Bergen, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Crossroads House.

Mrs. Dilcher was born Friday, April 21st, 1944 in Robinson, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Lloyd Smith and Sarah Busch Smith.

She was the head cook for 28 years at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. Along with her late husband, Dayton, they would drive their RV to Lake George for vacation. Since 2010, she camped at Skyline RV & Camping Resort. She loved to cook and work word search puzzles.

Beverly is the wife of Dayton D. Dilcher Jr. who passed away on June 28, 2021.

Surviving are her children, Ryeder (Dawn) Dilcher of Byron, New York and Cammy Young of Trout Run, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Mark Dilcher of Byron, Kyle Dilcher of Bergen, Sheena (Tyler Hamilton) Dilcher of Byron and Colton Young; her brother, Roger (Gloria) Smith of Batavia; her sister, Joyce Smith of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania along with several nieces and nephews.

 She is predeceased by her siblings, Rev. William Smith, Frederick Smith and Connie Bird.

There are no prior visiting hours. A public celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Maridee J. O'Geen, age 83, of Maple Avenue, passed away Tuesday evening (Sept. 20, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of her family.

  maridee_j._ogeen_0.jpg   She was born January 3, 1939 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Cosmo and Dorothe Lake Battaglia.

     Maridee will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, who spent over 30 years as a local nurse, caring for many families.  She was a 1957 graduate of Notre Dame High School.  She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends.

     She is survived by her children, Chuck O’Geen Jr. and Carol O’Geen both of LeRoy; her sisters, Patricia (Norb) Becker of Batavia and Kathleen (Bruce) Manuel of Venice Center, NY; her loving and devoted canine companion, “Hawke”, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles P. “Red” O’Geen in 2006.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Sept. 26 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either LeRoy Ambulance Service or Notre Dame High School.

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

Elba - We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of Rita Mengs on Tuesday, September 20th at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness.

Rita was born on January 9th, 1936, daughter of Clayton and Marie Sheffer of Stafford, and resided in Elba for 65 years. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

Rita was a long time member of the Elba Auxiliary. She was happiest in her home, which she took great pride in. Rita loved baking pies while listening to country music, as well as traveling with her husband, including cherished trips to Branson, MO. She never missed a chance to spend time with her loved ones.

Survived by her husband, Leslie Mengs of 69 blissful years. Children, Julie (Keith) Richenberg of North Carolina and Jeffrey Mengs of New York. Grandchildren, Bradley (Lena) Richenberg of Virginia, Kaitlin (Zachary) Spencer of North Carolina and Matthew Richenberg of Hawaii. Beloved great grandson, Harrison Spencer.

As per Rita's request, no calling hours or memorial service will be held, Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba. If you would like to, please make a donation in Rita's name to the Elba Fire Department, 4 S Main St, Elba, NY 14058, who Rita and her family greatly supported. Arrangements are entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. You may also leave a condolence, share a memory, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Nicole Rae (Burdick) Leo, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on September 14, 2022.

   nicole_rae_leo_0.jpg  She was a very caring and devoted RN at the Batavia Veterans Nursing Home.

     She leaves behind a loving husband, Brian Scott Leo; his son, Ryan; father, Raymond Burdick and mother, Diane Burdick (Watson); sisters, Corina, Shannon, Sarah; a brother, Elijah; nieces, Raegan and Riley, along with many other beloved family members and friends.

     Nicole will be dearly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts. 

     A Celebration of Life will be held at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd, LeRoy on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 2 ~ 6 PM.

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

garrett.png  Jane L. Garrett, age 73 of Avon, NY passed away on Sunday September 18, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after injuries suffered from an automobile accident. She was born on August 1, 1949 in Warsaw, NY a daughter to the late Frederick S. “Cookie” and Janet L. (Cornwell) Cook.

Jane was a 1967 graduate of Perry Central High School and later graduated from Monroe County Community College. She worked in the banking field for Bank of Castile, Central Trust and lastly M&T Bank retiring in 2012. She was a past member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry and a current member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women, was a long time member of the Praise Team, the senior Choir and held an officer postion at the church, York Quilt Guild where she held an officer postion and was a past member of the Irondequoit Kiwanis Club where she was past President. Jane enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, gardening, reading, traveling and most importantly family. As a loving mother and grandmother she was a large supporter in her children’s and grandchildren’s school events.

She is survived by her loving husband: Michael F. Garrett whom she married on May 16,1986, 1 daughter: Kristen (David) Wolfanger of Perry, 1 son: Jonathan Kline of Perry, 2 step-sons: Scott (Jodie) Garrett of Apple Valley, MN., Andrew (Shannon Welch) Garrett of Dallas, TX., 2 sisters: Cheryl Kelly of Perry, Suzanne (Tom) Guesno of Perry, twin brother: John (Paula) Cook of Pavilion, 4 sisters-in-law: Mary Ann (Glenn) Heckard of Madison, WI., Glenda (Marvin) Riggins of Rockford, IL., Vicki Rudolph of Ames, IA., Nora (Jerry) Clapsaddle of Rockford, IL., 7 grandchildren: Blake, Braeden, Jacob, Emily, Laura, Katie and Phillip, a great grandson: Zachary, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a niece: Patricia Cook, great niece: Elizabeth Hurlburt, In-laws: Frank and Norene Garrett and 2 brothers-in-law: Jim Kelly and Charles Rudolph, former In-laws: Wes and Betty Kline.

Family and friends may call from 1-5pm on Saturday September 24th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. A Celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Sunday September 25th at 2pm at the Geneseo United Methodist Church 4520 Genesee Street Geneseo, NY 14454 Jane will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross 1040 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 or to the Parish Outreach Center at the Geneseo United Methodist Church 4520 Genesee Street Geneseo, NY 14454. To leave an online condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

 

concettacfindlay.jpg Concetta C. Findlay, past away on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the age of 94. She was born March 8, 1928 in Walton, NY to the late Joseph and Rose (Stasio) Cetta. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband John “Jack” B. Findlay whom she married in 1959, sisters, Clara Salisbury and Kathleen Ray.

Mrs. Findlay graduated from Eastman School of Dental Hygiene; she went on to work in several school districts as the Dental Hygienist. Connie also worked for several dentists offices. She served as President of Lioness Club, was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. Connie belonged to St. James Episcopal Church where she was a Choir Mother, served on the ECW Board and was on the Alter Guild.

She is survived by her children James (Becky Bohn) Findlay, Elizabeth (David Rahr) Findlay, Mary (Frank) Crandon, Ann (Robert) Chilano, loving grandchildren, Catherine Chilano, Jacob and Lucas Crandon; brother Mauro Cetta, sister Leonora (Ugo) Cianciosi, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A Celebration of her Life will immediately follow at 1:00pm. She will be laid to rest in Bath National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Batavia VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Ave, 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, NY 14020.

LeRoy, NY — Carol Joanne Verblaw Wahl Garrett, 84, of LeRoy went to be with Jesus on September 18, 2022, after a short illness. She was born February 18, 1938, in Rochester, NY, to John and Mildred (LeFevre) Verblaw. Carol is survived by her sons Steven Wahl of Hilton and Gary (Dawn) Wahl of LeRoy; ‘as admirable as a daughter’ Senghkawn (Jim) Clements of Cresson, TX; stepson Paul Garrett of Rochester; stepdaughter Patty (Jim) Smith of Cocoa, FL; a sister, Doris (Joe) Ziegler of Hilton; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband B. Dale Garrett, and sister Diane Rudd.

   carol_garrett_paper_0.jpg  Carol attended No. 37 School in the 19th Ward and graduated from West High School in 1956. After marrying in 1958 and graduating from RIT in 1959 with a degree in food management, she was blessed to be a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, racing sailboats in the Rochester Yacht Club, and studying her precious Bible. She was born again on March 21, 1972, and attended First Bible Baptist Church until she moved to Tennessee in 1988. Her life verse was Isaiah 26:3-4.

 

'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:'

 

     She married Basil Dale Garrett on June 12, 1981, in Parma, NY. Dale and Carol lived in Tennessee and attended Shady Grove Baptist Church of Sevierville. Dale went to be with Jesus in 2014. After losing everything when a forest fire destroyed her neighborhood, she moved to LeRoy in October 2016, when she joined Old Paths Bible Baptist Church.

     Please join us for a memorial service on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Old Paths Bible Baptist Church, 4782 Hall Road, Holley, NY, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. There will be a short service followed by a cookies and punch social time.

     Memorials may be made to: Old Paths Bible Baptist Church, 4782 Hall Road, Holley, NY 14470.

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

Pavilion - Terry A. Fulmer, 69 of Pavilion passed away on Wednesday, (September 14, 2022) at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester.

Ms. Fulmer was born January 31, 1953 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Lester and M. Eileen (Bush) Fulmer. 

Terry had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. She was crafty and liked to crochet and sew. Ms. Fulmer liked animals and could often be found watching any number of crime shows on television. 

She is survived by her daughter, Stacy (Richard) Mullett of Pavilion and a grandson, Phoenix Mullett. 

Terry is preceded in death by her brother, John Calvin Fulmer.

There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend Terry's graveside service on Friday (September 23, 2022) at 1:00 p.m. in Reed Cemetery, Judge Road in Oakfield. Rev. Bill Hockey will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ARC of Genesee-Orleans, 122 Caroline St, Albion, NY 14411.

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

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