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East Bethany - Melody A. Davis, age 66, of East Bethany  passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mel was born on December 22, 1954 on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, a daughter of the late John Black, Sr. and Margaret Steeprock Black.

A lifetime member of the East Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, she served as the EMS Captain for the fire department for 10 years. An active member of the Genesee County EMS Council, Mel was the CPR instructor for the Red Cross, longtime sideline medic and first aide trainer for the Batavia Bulldawgs. You would always find her in the stands or on the sidelines at her grandsons sporting events

Melody is the wife of Francis J. Davis who passed away on May 26, 2016.

Surviving are her son; Jed (Jessica) Davis of Batavia; her grandsons; Cole and Andrew Davis; her brother-in-law; Edward (late Rita) Davis, Jr. of Arizona; her sister-in-law; Cathy (David) Van Galio of Buffalo; several nieces and nephews along with her lifelong friends; Lu Ann Henry, Ann Hausfelder, Vicki Magers and Peggy Johnson and Dan Adams, a close friend to Mel.

She is predeceased by her son, Benjamin J. Davis who passed away on January 29, 2001 and her brother, John Black, Jr.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, August 30th, 2021 from 4:00 pm  to 8:00 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where members of the fire service community will gather at 8 pm . Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery with her husband Fran and her son, Ben.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, New York 14054. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Mel's name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

David P. Judge Jr., 50 of Attica, passed away on August 18, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He was born April 5, 1971 in Lackawanna, to Kathryn (Darlak) Judge of Attica and the late David P. Judge Sr.

David was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. He will be missed dearly, especially by his mother.

Along with his mother he is survived by two daughters, Grace and Olivia Judge; siblings, Christopher (Heidi) Judge, Angel (Chad) McDonough, Joseph and Kurt Judge, along with 8 nieces.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of WNY, 300 Delaware Ave, Suite 101, Buffalo, NY 14202. 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.

Veronica Mary Miller, age 89, died unexpectedly on Monday (August 16, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born on January 8, 1932, in Batavia, daughter of the late John Klein and the late Margaret (Winling) Klein.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, creating beaded artwork and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia's Worship Site and was a graduate of Batavia High School. She and her husband, Richard, who preceded her in death, loved to travel and made many trips together during their nearly 60 years of marriage.

Mrs. Miller was also preceded in death by her brothers Joseph, Paul, William, Cornelius, Donald and Henry Klein; sisters, Cecilia Zackey, Eileen Amedick, Henrietta Imbrecht, Margaret Radice, Regina Redivivo and Helen Zorn; a sister-in-law Celia Klein, and two sons-in-law, Rick Hollabaugh and Rich Weeks.

She is survived by her 7 children: Jim (Kathy) Miller, Kathy (late Rick) Hollabaugh, Terry Maid, Carol (late Rich) Weeks, Karen Miller, Steve (Amy) Miller and Sue (Iain) Walker; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Bernice Klein and several nieces,  nephews and friends.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 7:00 pm at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. Veronica's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. Burial in St. Cecilia's Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to Veronica's favorite charities. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

LeRoy ~ Mark E. Corcimiglia, age 57, of Hilltop Drive, passed away at home on Monday (August 16, 2021).

     He was born October 12, 1963 in Batavia, a son of Gale Hartman Corcimiglia and the late Joseph Corcimiglia Sr.

     Mark will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, a special dad and grandfather, brother, uncle and great friend to many.  He enjoyed weightlifting and working out.

     He is survived by his wife, Cathy Flick Corcimiglia; his sons, Zech (Jourdan) Corcimiglia and Josh (Nicole) Corcimiglia; his granddaughter, Jolie and soon to be grandchild; his mother, Gale Corcimiglia; his siblings, Joseph Corcimiglia Jr., Anthony Corcimiglia and Teresa (Dean) Pierce, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Corcimiglia Sr. in 2020.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, August 20 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

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

LeRoy ~ James V. Sheridan, age 85, of St. Mark’s Street, passed away early Tuesday morning (August 17, 2021) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

     He was born December 6, 1935 in Batavia, a son of the late Vincent and Helena Pree Sheridan.

     Jim was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and then went on to serve his country with the U S Army.  He will be remembered as very simple and loving brother, uncle and dear friend, who was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and very devoted to his faith.  He enjoyed family gatherings and his annual trip to Virginia Beach.  Jim, who was also known as the “mayor” of St. Mark’s Street, was a lifetime member of the LeRoy Fire Department and the Western New York Fireman’s Association.

     He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Darlene (Robert) Penepent, Lewis (Ginger) Esten III, Theresa (Richard) Seiler, Charles Esten, Karen (Michael) Schad and Donna Esten; cousin, Donna (Robert) Powers, along with many dear friends.  He was predeceased by his sisters, Anna (Anthony) Marcello and Margaret (Lewis) Esten and niece, Mary Esten.

     A special thank you to all his neighbors on St. Mark’s Street for your kindness and friendship and to the staff at the LeRoy Village Green for their wonderful care of Uncle Jim.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, August 21 from 12 ~ 2 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM.  Interment will be private in the Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Ambulance Service or the LeRoy Village Green Activities Fund.

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

Conway Thomas Magee,  87, passed peacefully into Heaven on August 7, 2021.

He was the son of the late Andrew and Ida (Kosinski) Magee. His siblings are Andrew Edward Magee and the late Beatrice Stone. Conway is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Joyce (Sutton) Magee and his children, Jennifer (William) Brado, Timothy and David (Angie) Magee."Grandpa Grinch" has six grandchildren; Robert Twichell, Sara (Tom) Luby, Elyse (Isiah Hernandez) Twichell, Lily, Lindsay and Aiden Magee. Also two great-grandchildren, Thomas Conway and Lucinda Ann Luby.

Conway earned a Masters degree from Canisius College and Buffalo State. He served as an educator for the Batavia City School District for 43 years as an art teacher and guidance counselor. As his grand-daughter, Elyse says, "He was the kindest, gentlest, most generous man I have ever known. " We will miss him always. 

Condolences may be sent to: Joyce Magee 7460 Floyd Circle Mission, TX 78572. Memorials may be sent to: St Anthony's R.C. Church 916 Leo Ave. Latoya, TX 78560

Batavia - Jacqulyn M. Jones, 50 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, (August 14, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Ms. Jones was born May 7, 1971 in Ogdensburg, a daughter of the late Mary R. Jones.

Jackie attended the ARC of Genesee-Orleans Day Hab and was a member of the Northgate Free Methodist Church Friendship Class. She loved her family, especially her mom, and enjoyed all kinds of music, crafts, and dancing. Always the life of the party, she liked to socialize with friends often leaving a room and then coming back proclaiming "I'm Back!!!." Jackie truly loved to go grocery shopping, she was kind, and very brave.

She is free at last to delight in the joys of Heaven and enjoy fellowship with many loved ones already there.

Jacqulyn is survived by her brothers, Lee (Emily), Joshua, and Sheldon; a niece, Maggie; a nephew, "Baby" Lee; her Aunt Donna, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Carter, Aunt Debbie, and Aunt Bonnie; cousins, Chrissy, Adam, James, Karen, John, Amy, Becky, Candy, Katie, and Leon.

She is preceded in death by her mother, uncle, Carl Jones; aunt, Brandi Syfrit; cousin Michael Donovan; and good friend, Jason Tinklepaugh.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia. A Celebration of Jacqulyn's life will be held in September and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ARC of Genesee-Orleans, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020.

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

disalvo_daryl_-_photo1.jpgDaryl John DiSalvo, 50 of Oakfield, passed away Saturday (August 14, 2021) at Erie County Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 15, 1970 in Batavia, NY.

Daryl was a happy, loving, caring individual who loved reading, movies and sports. Daryl was previously employed by Oatka Milk Products in Batavia for over 23 years.

Survivors include his father, John J. (Barbara) DiSalvo of Warsaw. Companion, Diane Dole of Oakfield and her children who Daryl adored, Lance and Aeris Dole. Sisters Michelle Bowman of Florida, Lynn F. DiSalvo of Rochester and Jaime (Lonnie) Godat of Bergen. An aunt, Brenda (James) Pierce of Batavia. An uncle Anthony Cory of Akron and his furry friend, Lightning.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Daryl was predeceased by his aunt Antionette Cory, uncle Ignatius Edward DiSalvo, and nephew Caleb Bowman.

There will be no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately with his family at a later date. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Daryl may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or Volunteers for Animals (Batavia Animal Shelter), P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Batavia - After a long hard fought battle, Stephen Gilbert passed away on Thursday (August 12, 2021) while under hospice care at home with family by his side. His wife and main caregiver Cherri never left his side.

He leaves behind his wife, Cherri (Constas) Gilbert, six children, Michelle, Jay, Charles, Kyle, Alesha, and Melissa; eight grandchildren and a new great-granddaughter.

Steve was adopted by the late Rev. Gordon and Jean (Burkes) Gilbert when he was two years old and found humor in reminding his several siblings that he was “the chosen one.” Growing up, Steve was a practical prankster and loved to explore many different hobbies. He found his true passion in welding and worked for Pfaudler for over 40 years. He has always had strong family bonds far and near.

As much as he loved being a husband and father, he adored being a grandfather even more. He would always find a teaching moment in everything and usually with a dry sense of humor. Steve was known for putting others’ needs before his own. He has always been the rock of the family and will be dearly missed.

A big special thank you to HomeCare & Hospice, Donna, Jennifer, Nicole, and Dawn as well as those of you who supported our family on this long journey. “Family is not about being blood. It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.”

There will be no visitation. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Stephen's name to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, New York 14020. 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.

kindig_john_-_photo.pngJohn G. Kindig, 63 of Batavia, passed away Friday (August 13, 2021) at the Erie County Medical Center.

He was born June 18, 1958 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, a son of Margaret Laidacker Kindig of Endicott, NY and the late William Kindig.

John had a strong faith and enjoyed his time at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia. He found great joy in helping others and was passionate about the church's Alzheimer's Respite Program. He was an avid antique dealer and belonged right on American Pickers. John was a loving father and devoted his life to his children and family.

Survivors include his daughter, Alexis Kindig of Quincy, MA. Son, John W.D. Kindig of Batavia. Mother, Margaret Kindig. Sister, Kristine (Dennis) Sexton of Greene, NY and nieces Sarah and Sadie. 

Calling hours for those who wish to share their respects and memories of John will be held on Thursday, August 19th at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main St., Batavia, NY. Family and friends are cordially invited to share in a Memorial Service to follow at 12 PM. 

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





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