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schurr.jpg  Lorraine (nee Jerger) Schurr, Age 96, of North Fort Myers, Florida and Attica passed away on June 23, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late William Schurr.

The dearest mother of the late Kathy (Michael) Dominick, William Jr. (Tonigail), Karen (Tony) Orlando, John (Brenda); loving grandmother of ten and sixteen great-grandchildren. 

There will be no prior visitation. A 1:00PM Funeral Service will be held at Clarence Fillmore Cemetery on Ransom Road in Clarence, NY on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

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.

Pavilion - Michael E. Penders, 66, of Pavilion, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home.

Mike was born July 17, 1953, in Batavia, a son of the late James and Leona (Frisco) Penders.

Michael enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, spending time at his camp in Rossie, NY, fishing, as well as riding, fixing and racing cars and snowmobiles.  In his younger years, Mike was very dedicated to the Batavia Downs and caring for the horses.  Mike was a lifetime member of Limerock Speedway and Loyal Order of the Moose - Lodge 1132 in LeRoy.  A long time truck driver, he retired from Ryder Integrated Logistics.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rosa Penders of Pavilion; a son, Everett (Erin) Penders of Dover Plains; a daughter, Jennifer (Devin) Northrup of Pavilion; grandchildren,  Evelyn Rose Northrup and Mason James Michael Northrup; a brother, James (Carolyn) Penders of Pavilion; sisters, Donna (Geoffrey) Legg of North Carolina, Denise (Robert) Meyers of Dansville and Patricia Moncrief of Phoenix, AZ and several nieces and nephews.

Michael is predeceased by his siblings, Carole (Ferris) Hazlett, Joyce (James) Bratt, Janet (Everett) Shepard and Robert Penders.

Mike's family would like to thank Dr. Matthew Gross and the Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis Center in Batavia for their exceptional and compassionate care that they provided.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael's memory may be made to the family.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Michael were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Patricia M. Preston, age 82, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2020 after a brief battle with the Covid-19 virus. She was born August 30, 1937 in Batavia, New York to Cecil and Helen Wujick Moscicki. She married her husband of almost 60 years, Willard D. Preston III, in November of 1958, who preceded her in death in 2018.

Patricia was a member of the first graduation class of Notre Dame High School in Batavia, and a graduate of Rochester Business Institute. Patricia retired from the Genesee County Sherriff’s office where she worked as payroll coordinator for many years.

Patricia loved to spend time with her family. She especially enjoyed her family’s visits to The Villages, FL, where she and Willard spent much of their retirement. She loved golf cart rides and dancing in The Village Square with her grandchildren. She never missed an opportunity to join her family for a trip to the beach, or amusement park.

Patricia is survived by her brother, Robert Moscicki of Leesburg, FL; her three children Sharon (Alan) Porch of Bluffton, SC;  Linda (Michael) Bushart of Webster, NY; and Duane (Pamela) Preston of Batavia, NY; and nine grandchildren Mallory Porch, Mackenzie Porch, Caitlyn Porch, Christian Bushart, Aaron Bushart, Rachel Bushart, Kyler Preston, Evan Preston and Julia Preston. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 29 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE LOCATION) Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 N Bailey Ave #217, Amherst, New York 14226. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E.Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Kenneth Allen White, age 68, of LeRoy, New York, passed away on Wednesday June 24, 2020.

     Ken was born on December 14, 1951 in Batavia, New York to the late Richard and Arnes (Clark) White.  He grew up in Pavilion, New York and later moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 11.  A few years later, he returned to Pavilion, before finally settling in LeRoy, New York which he called home for the next 50 years.

     Ken worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York for over 40 years, eventually becoming Manufacturing Manager.  He received an Associate’s degree in Manufacturing Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He also co-owned and operated Dargan’s Hotel and Restaurant on Lake Street in LeRoy for several years.

     A loving husband and devoted father, his passions were sports, music, grilling, and above all else – family.  Ken was dedicated to coaching youth sports, including youth football and 11 years coaching LeRoy Little League.  He was a father figure to many and will be remembered by his family and friends for his easy-going style and his great sense of humor. 

     Ken is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Caccamise) White; his three sons, Brandon (Kristy) White of Gibsonia, PA, Bryan (Jolene) White of Hawley, PA, and Jayden (AyJay) White of Auburn, NY; his two sisters, Janet Urtel and Diane Hume; his brother, Robert White; his four grandchildren, Matteo White, Juliana White, Leo White, and Siena White; and many other close family and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Arnes (Clark) White; and his brother, Randall White. 

     A private burial will take place at Stafford Rural Cemetery, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion of LeRoy or to a charity of the donor’s choice.  

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

LeRoy ~ Kevin John Gannon, age 57, of East Main Road, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

     He was born March 7, 1963 in Iwakuni, Japan, a son of Mary Ann Butkowski Gannon and the late David Gannon.

     Kevin will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, who cherished his time spent with his family, especially his grandsons.  He was a proud US Navy veteran, where he was an intermediate radio operator.  He enjoyed all outdoor activities including camping, hiking and kayaking.

     In addition to his mother, Mary Ann Gannon of Buffalo, he is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Karen Uberty Gannon; his sons, Brendan Gannon of N. Tonawanda and Kyle (Brianna) Gannon of LeRoy; his grandsons, Bentley and Beau; his brothers, Brian (Roseann) Gannon of Amherst and Todd (Jessica) Gannon of NC, along with many nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     A private family service will be held at this time with a public Celebration of Kevin's Life to be held at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Kevin are suggested to Mission 22 at https://mission22.com

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

elvis.jpgLINDA L. HEINEMAN ~ Age 73, of Oakfield, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon June 24, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was born on May 23, 1947 in Clarence, NY, a daughter of the late, Kenneth and Caroline (Schwartz) Finkney, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vincent E. in 2014; sisters, Lois Falker, Pamela Heineman and brothers, William, Gerald, Kenneth and Ronald Finkney.

Linda enjoyed sewing, camping, visits to the pond and rides in the car. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and sister who has a passion for “Elvis.”

She is survived by her devoted children, Jennifer of Rochester and Heath of Oakfield; siblings, Diane (Marvin) Rosenberg of Pembroke, Carol (Brian) O’Brien of Williamsville; brother-in-law, Gerard Heineman of Corfu; sisters-in-law, Nancy Finkney of Batavia and Betty Finkney of Corfu along with several nieces and nephews.

Linda’s family will be present from 1 – 5p.m. on Sunday June 28, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Linda’s Life will begin at 5p.m. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Evergreen Hill Cemetery and memorial contributions in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES FUNERAL HOME OCCUPANCY WILL BE CONTROLLED BY FUNERAL HOME STAFF ALLOWING ALL TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS, OUR FUNERAL HOME SUPPLIES ALL PPE IF NEEDED).

Please share your words of comfort with Linda’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com

THE FAMILY OF LINDA L. HEINEMAN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 – (585)343-7500

 

 


 

johnkirkwaldron.jpgJohn K. Waldron, 65 of Holley, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born on April 15, 1955 in Batavia to the late John (Ethel Mathes) Waldron.

John worked for 38 years at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia. He was an avid hunter and lifetime member of Holley Rod and Gun Club. John enjoyed welding and fabricating.

He is survived by his beloved wife Cynthia M. (Sommerfeldt) Waldron; children, John (Katherine) Waldron; Alicia (Adam) Andrews all of Holley; grandchildren Ethan and Brooke Waldron; sister Sharon Venuto of Batavia; along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2 to 5 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of John’s life will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in North Byron Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holley Rod and Gun Club care of the Youth Trap Team, P.O. Box 288, Holley, NY 14470. 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.

sharonkearnsfalcone.jpgSharon Kearns-Falcone of Batavia, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday June 23, 2020. She was born June 5, 1947 in Batavia, to the late Roland M. (Nellie Lewandoske) Kearns. Sharon was also predeceased by her husband Peter S. Falcone and brother Brian M. Kearns.

Sharon ran the concession stand at St. Mary’s Church Bingo for 15 years where many people enjoyed her soups and pies. She was a member of The American Legion Auxiliary in LeRoy, where she and her family members catered many events. Besides cooking and baking, Sharon enjoyed trips to the casino, but most of all spending time with her loving family.  

She is survived by her daughters Kimberly (Tina) Marple of Canandaigua; Kathleen (Marty) Hein of Batavia; step-children Peter (Theresa) Falcone of NC; Frank Falcone, Michaleen Falcone both of Batavia, and their families. Grandchildren Bobby (Linda) Dickinson, Brittany (Adam) Hein, Stacy (Eric) Hein, Chad (Miranda) Dickinson; great-grandchildren Olivia, Vinny, Payton, Emma, Colton, Harrison, Ani, Catherine, Gracie, Kacy and Brantley; sisters Suzanne Kearns of Batavia; Barbara (Mike) Mittelstadt of Lockport; brother William Kearns of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews. Also, her special friends Bob (Ruth) VanDorn, Dan (Judy) Ziccardi and Bob Dickinson.

Sharon’s family would like to thank the Wilmot Cancer Center, especially Dr. Kamath, and Dr. Fernaayes of Pembroke Family Medicine for their excellent care over the years along with VNA Home Care Services.

Services will be held privately for the family only. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

earllgeer.jpgEarl L. Geer, 84 of Alexander, passed away (not from COVID – 19) on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 2, 1936 in Alexander, to the late Howard (Marion Lance) Geer. He is preceded in death by brother Norris (Lois A.) Geer and sister Doris (Stuart) Phillips; brothers-in-law George Murphy and Henry Kelver.

Earl was a 1953 graduate of Alexander Central School. Spent two years in the United States Army stationed at Fort Story, VA, in the amphibious unit. He was co-owner of Geer Farm Services, Inc. and member of Alexander United Methodist Church where he served as trustee for many years. Earl was a life member of Alexander Fire Department, Inc. where her served as Secretary from 1962-1965 and treasurer from 1966-1982. He earned Fire Service Award in 1982, member of the fire department bowling team which were state champions in 1966 and played trumpet in the Firemen’s Marching Band for many years. Mr. Geer enjoyed square dancing, camping, playing cards, working and being with his family.  

He is survived by his beloved wife Ruth M. (Hall) Geer whom he married February 15, 1958; sons Kevin E. (Sue) Geer of Hamlin; Keith E. (Ela) Geer of Purdon, TX; Jeffrey S. (Kathy) Geer of Alexander; sisters Norma Kelver of Strykersville, Phyllis (Chet Robinson) Murphy of Collegeville, PA; grandchildren Stephani (Jason) Austin of Norwich, NY; Kristin (Peter) Lawrence of Hamilton, NY; Michael Geer of Batavia; Mari (Paul) Hamilton of Batavia; Brett (Kelly) Geer of Purdon, TX; Dylan and Sean Geer of Hamlin; great-grandchildren Oakley, Rowan, Cooper Lawrence; Jeremiah Austin; Brett Geer II; Anthony Hamilton, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. All social distancing should be expected and only 25% occupancy of the Funeral Home at a time. A private Funeral Service will be held for the family. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005; Mt. Pleasant Cemetery C/O Ruth Geer, or Alexander Fire Department & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.

Anthony (Tony) Emil Rocha passed away peacefully at home in University Park, Florida of natural causes after a full and rewarding life, on June 20th, 2020 during his 100th year, in the presence of his daughters Cezina Rocha and Emmeline Rocha-Sinha and his son-in-law Jagdish Sinha.  

Tony is preceded by his wife Livia Barbosa Rocha, his parents Gabriel and Stael (nee Pecus), his brothers Joseph (Nita), Douglas (Ida), Gregory (Tess who is alive), his sisters Dr. Ann Rocha, Emery Dean (Ken) and Teresa (Mark).  He is also preceded by his brother-in-law Dr. Louis Proto Barbosa (Alice) and sister-in-laws Eva Carvalho, Teresa Furtado and Dr. Maria Barbosa.  

He is survived by his loving daughters Emmeline Rocha-Sinha (Jagdish), Dr. Cezina Rocha and her daughters Serina Lidder and Dr. Alcina Lidder. He is also survived by his youngest sister Magda Fernandes (late Joe).  

He will be remembered fondly by his numerous caring nieces and nephews, their spouses and grand nieces and nephews and their spouses.   

Tony was born on January 29th, 1921 in Karachi and as a young man lived in Catholic Colony 1 in Karachi.  He later resided in India in the cities of Bombay, Agra, Lucknow and New Delhi where he spent several years working in Sales and Marketing for pharmaceutical company, Lederle Cyanamid.  While in India, he was active with several Catholic Charities including working personally with Saint Mother Theresa and her organization.  He emigrated to the USA in 1987 to join his family in Batavia, western New York and was proud to become an American citizen in 1998.  In late 2017 he moved to Florida to live with his daughter Emmeline.  

Tony was a charming quintessential gentleman of the old school and a role model to many.  He had a zest for life, always ready to socialize, have fun on a dance floor, regale folks with yarns and lived life full-sized with love and laughter, which brought smiles to many faces.  He was always young at heart and an inspiration to family and friends.   

He will be lovingly remembered and missed by all.

There are no prior visiting hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the convenience of his family. He will be entombed in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. 

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