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annemoore.jpgAnne Marie Moore, suddenly passed away Friday November 6, with her loving husband by her side. Anne is predeceased by her children Lisa and Patrick Moore; father Earl E. Gilbert; sister Patti Zigrossi father -in-law Leon Moore Sr and brother-in-law Andrew Zigrossi.

She is survived by her adoring husband Leon Moore Jr of Elba; mother Myrtle Gilbert; daughters Mary Moore (Lisa Carter) of Hilton Leanne Moore-Lickfield (Kris Lickfeld and his daughter Sophia) of Olean granddaughter/babycakes  Isabella George, grandson Abraven and great friend Cheryl Totten. 

Anne was born February 6, 1952. Anne worked within the Elba school district, providing multiple services to the people in the community that she so loved. 

She deeply loved her husband of nearly 50 years. They loved sipping on coffee and playing board games every morning. They took many countryside car rides together. The love that they shared was known to all who know them. They created countless memories that will never be forgotten, shared an epic love that will never end. She will forever be his bride and will always be his Annie. 

She was her children’s biggest cheerleader even after the sports were over. She was the family’s true pillar of strength. 

Anne was adored by all. She was often found in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family and friends. She took great pride in the food that brought the ones she loved together. Anne would have walked to the ends of the Earth for those in need. 

The family would like to extend great thanks to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department for their extraordinary effort and great care they provided.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A Celebration of her Life will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department, 4 South Main Street, Elba, NY 14058. 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.

Batavia - Elizabeth J. Suttell, age 94, of Batavia, longtime guidance counselor at LeRoy High School, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at her home.

Ms. Suttell was born December 22, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Edward B. Suttell and Clara (Lee) Suttell. 

Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from D'Youville College where she graduated cum laude and was a member of Kappa Gamma Pi. Following her undergraduate work she received Master's Degrees from Cornell and Canisius Colleges. A lifetime member of Resurrection Parish, she was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society; a professional honorary society of women educators and the New York State Retired Teachers Association. She grew up with her cousin Theresa Lawrence, with whom she traveled extensively throughout the world. Prior to working at LeRoy Central School, she taught at the New York State School for the Blind. 

She is survived by seven nieces and nephews; Kathleen (Ritchie) Fisher, Richard (Ann Marie) Suttell, Edward “Ted” Suttell, Timothy (Paula) Suttell, Elizabeth (Craig) Lyons, Susan (Dick) Reynolds and Stephen Wilson. She is also survived by several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Her family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her caregivers, especially Elaine Falker-Eick. 

She is predeceased by her siblings; Edward B. (Elsie) Suttell, Rita (Jack) Wilson and J. Richard (Mary Jane) Suttell and her niece, Kristine Suttell. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Elizabeth's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday, November 13th, 2020 from St. Joseph's Church. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 267, Batavia, NY 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia.

Pavilion ~ Theodore H. "Ted" Cassidy, age 85, of South Lake Road, passed away Friday morning (November 6, 2020) at home surrounded by his loving family.

     He was born September 7, 1935 in Bradford, PA, a son of the late Howard and Esther Wing Cassidy.

     Ted will be remembered in the surrounding communities for his love of scrapping.  He and his loving wife, Ruth, could be seen traveling back and forth to the various scrap yards in the area.  Ted also had another love, and that was his love for his family.  He was a caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother and uncle. 

     He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Carney Cassidy; his beloved dog, Buddy; his children, Cinthia Seppe (Don), Irene (Randy) Clark, Glenn (Delcina) Cassidy and Donald (Barb) Cassidy; his siblings, Blanche (Anthony) Gerace, David Cassidy, Gerald (Wendy) Cassidy, Rosemary (Wayne) Southcott, Robert Cassidy and Raymond (Cora) Cassidy; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his children, Shirley and Theodore Jr. and his siblings, Donald, Gordon, Ruth, Marion Louise and Thomas.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, November 9 from 10 AM ~ 1 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.) Services will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ted's family.

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

brigittefenton.jpgBrigitte Fenton, 80 passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Elderwood of Lakeside Care Center in Brockport. Born in Berlin, Germany, She was the daughter of the late Harold & Anna Houck of Alexander. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Fenton, infant sister Margit Lohner, son Steve Fenton and grandson Benjamin Assenato.

Brigitte lived a simple life, and enjoyed holidays, playing cards, garage sales, and the music of Elvis Presley and Kenny Rogers. Grandma “Bea” adored time with her grandchildren, and was the loving mother of Stephen, Cheryl and Julie.

She is survived by her daughters Cheryl Previte, Julie (Jim) Loughlin, sister Debra (Ron) Glor; 6 grandchildren – Carlie, Katelyn, Courteney, Brendan, Monique, and Matthew; 2 great-grandchildren – Alaska-Vela and Aidan; two nephews – Paul (Elissa) Glor and Kevin (Krysten) Glor. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 12 Noon to 2 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ogden Presbyterian Church, 2400 South Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559. For more information please 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 St., Attica, New York 14011.

Joseph F. Zaso, 89, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. He was the loving husband of Jean Zaso for 62 years.

Joe was born Thursday, August 20, 1931 in Dansville, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Jacubus) Zaso.

Joe loved Batavia and was the department head for the lab at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia.  He was a member of Resurrection Parish, past president of the Friends of the Library (Richmond Memorial), lifetime member and past president of the Batavia Lions Club and served on the Batavia School Board. He was an advocate and involved with fundraising for the Children's Home in Batavia. Joe played baseball and basketball at Batavia High School and was a life-long Buffalo Bills fan. His family and friends will always remember him for his travel adventures with Jean, volunteering at the annual St. Joseph's Lawn Fete, getting together with the guys for coffee at the Miss Batavia Diner, keeping up with the news, and playing poker with his Batavia buddies.   

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Joe is survived by his wife, Jean Zaso of Batavia; children, Joseph (Donna) Zaso of Ohio, James (Cathy) Zaso of Batavia, Janet (Louis) Belardi of South Salem, Julie (James) Pantas of North Carolina and Joan (Scott) Gilbert of Arizona; brother-in-law, Paul Toal of Batavia, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a sister, Esther Toal.

Due to COVID-19, Joe's services will be held privately with his wife and children. A celebration of his life will be scheduled in the future for extended family and friends. As a knowledgeable microbiologist, familiar with virus transmission, Joe would have been at the forefront of asking everyone to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

Arrangements for Joe were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Adam Hildebrant, 30, of Dawsonville, Ga., formerly of Batavia, NY, passed away suddenly on Oct. 19, 2020.

Adam was born on July 29, 1990 in Medina, NY, to Penny (Stiver) and the last Douglas Hildebrant. Adam was full of life and loved by everyone he met. He would do anything for anyone and had a heart of gold.

He loved to fish and take nature walks when he got the chance. His sarcastic charm and love of life will be missed by everyone.

Adam was predeceased by: his father, Doug; his paternal grandparents, Clair and Martha Hildebrant; his aunts Linda Roll and Pauline Hildebrant; as well as his uncle Darell Roll.

He is survived by: his mother, Penny Hildebrant; maternal grandparents Raymond and Betty Stiver; uncles Bruce (Kerry) Stiver; Barney (Phyllis) Hildebrant and Steven Hildebrant; siblings Stephanie (Hildebrant) Bedard, Erich (Amanda) Hildebrant, and Madeline Lancerio; nieces and nephews Joseph, Jacob, Jocelyn and Justine Bedard, Arianna and Gillian Hildebrant; as well as cousins Tori (Michael) Taddonio and Laci Stiver.

No service details are available at this time.

butterfly.jpgMarie Mast, 59 of Attica, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. She was born February 21, 1961 to Daniel (Fran) Mast of Blasdell and the late Shirley (Kaufman) Mast. She is preceded in death by brother Douglas Mast, sister Deborah (Dave) Gangler, brother-in-law Jerry Keene.

Marie is survived by her loving siblings, Daniel (Carol) Mast of Pembroke; Ronald (Eileen) Mast of Attica; Thomas Mast of Attica; Sharon Keene of Pembroke; Darlene Westermier of Attica; Scott (Erin) Mast of Attica; along with aunts, uncles, many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 11AM to 1PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 1:00PM. She will be laid to rest in Warsaw Cemetery.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. For more information please 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 St., Attica, New York 14011.

timothyrburke.jpgTimothy Raymond Burke, of East Aurora, N.Y., was born January 6, 1946 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Buffalo Evening News reporter and columnist Richard J. “Dick” Burke and Josephine (Battaglia), and died there November 5, 2020, after a long illness. He graduated from Sweet Home H.S., in Amherst, N.Y., in 1964. While a nursing student at Craig Colony School of Nursing in Sonyea, N.Y., he met his future wife Miss Beverly J. Mayer, of Attica, N.Y., whom he married in 1968.

Burke received his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He conducted cancer research in the Radiology Dept. at Roswell and in the Immunology Dept. of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Subsequently Dr. Burke left the medical field to follow his lifelong passion for diving and boating on Lake Erie.

A member of the Merchant Marine for many years, Dr. Burke founded Underwater Services, Inc., a salvage and marine service provider, and built two commercial marine vessels—the Adrian B. I and Adrian B. II – both named after his only son. In the early 1980s he became the Buffalo port representative and a captain for the Great Lakes Towing Co., providing towing services to commercial freighters in fresh and saltwater ports across the country.  He published a children’s picture book about his experiences on Lake Erie titled, Tugboats in Action (Albert Whitman & Co., 1993).

With his wife he operated Sunny Slope Farm, a small horse stable on Porterville Road in East Aurora from 1991 until 2004 and retired in 1998.

An avid reader and canine enthusiast – Burke loved Jack London’s collected works, in particular White Fang, and at one time owned eight Siberian Huskies and drove a dog sledding team.

Dr. Burke is survived by his son, Adrian (Wilian) Moreira da Silva-Burke, Esq., of East Aurora and N.Y., N.Y., his ex-wife, Beverly J. Burke, of East Aurora, a brother, Daniel Burke, of Dallas, TX.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the animal rescue charity, Pixie Mama’s Rescue www.pixiemamasrescue.com. 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.

ferrando_barbara_-_photo2.jpgBarbara E. Ferrando, 49 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (November 3, 2020) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born August 25, 1971 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of Eileen Miller Tuttle of Corfu and Joseph Ferrando Jr. of LeRoy.

Barbara was an accomplished musician all of her life and could light up a room with her smile and laughter. She had a passion for music and was involved with various bands in the region. She was a lover of cats and had a passion for her two feline friends, Pepe and Polly.

Survivors include her mother, Eileen (James) Tuttle of Corfu. Father, Joseph Ferrando Jr. of LeRoy. Brother, Joseph Ferrando III of Batavia. Step-brothers, Robert D. Tuttle of Virginia and Geoffrey J. Tuttle of Bergen. Fiancé, Richard Burdick of Batavia.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (November 6th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday (November 7th), 11:00am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 8656 Church St., East Pembroke, NY 1456.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral home will be regulated to 33% capacity and social distancing guidelines will be observed.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUENRAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

hansmoeller.jpgWe’re sad to share that Hans Moeller, 93, passed away peacefully in his Attica home on October 31, 2020, with his bride of 70 years, Rosie, at his side. He will be celebrated as our beloved watchmaker, jeweler, skier, accordion player, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all he met.    

Born on December 22, 1926 in Nuremberg, Germany, Hans had a full and joyful life that included unique experiences, challenging hardships, and remarkable journeys.  Hans met his bride-to-be early in life in their hometown and they dated before he was called to war. Despite being seperated and losing all their belongings, Hans and Rosie were reunited and married. Their American dream began when they were invited by a distant cousin who told them “Attica needs a good watchmaker.” They came by ship and arrived with a single trunk, the contents of which did not survive the ocean journey. 

Upon arrival in America, Hans' watchmaking aspirations were delayed while he proudly served in the Korean War as an optics specialist until he was honorably discharged due to tuberculosis. Ironic to current times, he found himself quarantined at the VA hospital for 2 years. With a wife to support, the hospital graciously allowed him to practice his watchmaking skills from his room.  It didn't take long for word of Hans' talents to get out and once he was discharged, he and his wife Rosie opened their small shop in Attica which soon became known in Western NY as "Hans Moeller's Jewelers."

Hans and Rosie started a family and raised their children while their business and circle of friends continued to grow and prosper.  Through all that he endured, Hans lived a life of happiness, gratitude, and joy. Hans was gentle, kind, and made sure to entertain all with his accordion, yodels, and stories wherever he went.  Continuing to ski until the age of 85, his accordion has graced ski slopes and airplane aisles from Colorado to the Alps.     

At the age of 62, Hans retired but continued to work part time and repair watches in his home until his eyesight became problematic at the age of 90.  Bill Hardie continues to carry on his legacy at Hans Moeller's Jewelers to this day.  How ironic was it that we lost our beloved watchmaker the day we needed to change our clocks?

Hans was a remarkable man with a life larger than can be conveyed through these words. He overcame adversity and maintained a positive outlook on life that he has passed down to his children, grandchildren, and all who were lucky enough to know him. Hans is survived by his bride Rosemarie, daughter Sue and Steve Mazmanian, son Bob and Vicki Moeller, and grandchildren Rick and Erica Moeller.

Hans was proud to be a member of the American Legion Harder-O'donnell Post 734 and a 65-year member of the Attica Lions Club, where of course his favorite event was the annual German Fest.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to:

  Attica Lions Club / Ted Harding

  PO box 6, Attica 14011

A celebration of Hans' life is postponed due to COVID-19.  In the near future, we look forward to raising a glass (likely a Manhattan - Hans' favorite) in his honor with all who loved him. 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.

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