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Wilma I. Van Wagnen, 91, of Batavia, went home to be with Jesus on November 28, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility.

Wilma was born November 29, 1929 in Olean, the daughter of the late Laurence and Bessie (Totten) Armison. 

Growing up on a farm instilled a strong work ethic in Wilma.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batavia, where she was involved in several ministries at the church.  Wilma was also a member of the ladies auxiliary for the Town of Batavia Fire Department and was a seasonal resident of Winters Mobile Park in Florida.  She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, crafting, baking pies and her gardens. 

Wilma's family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent care that she received while at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility. 

Surviving are her children, David (Esther) Van Wagnen of Fort Myers, FL, Nancy (Raymond) Argulski of Cleveland, NY, Pamela (Raymond) White of Boulder City, NV and Patricia (Richard) Dutton of Batavia, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

Wilma is the wife of the late Robert J. Van Wagnen and sister of the late Maynard Armison.

Family and friends are invited to Wilma's services on July 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Morris Cemetery.  Following the services at the cemetery a reception will be held at the First Baptist Church of Wyoming where all are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or the LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility, attention: activities fund, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. 

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

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

Paul Campbell, age 72 of Pavilion, NY, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on June 24th, 2022 after a 5 1/2 year battle with cancer. 

   paul_e._campbell_3_0.png  Paul was Born on November 21, 1949, in Malone, NY to parents Emery and Mildred Campbell. He grew up and graduated from school in Williamson, NY. He attended Morrisville and Cornell Universities. Paul was married to the love of his life, Catherine Campbell on September 17, 1994. Paul spent the bulk of his career in the printing industry at Case Hoyt in Chili, NY as an engine mechanic. After leaving Case Hoyt, Paul retired from the Buffalo News-Press. Following retirement from the printing industry, Paul went to truck driving school and went on to help local farmers.

     Paul was a highly decorated Marine and Vietnam Veteran. He was awarded two high honors from the US Marine Corps for his time in Vietnam. He continued to do honorable work with the Veterans Association.  Paul was a proud supporter of Project Healing Waters where he worked with military vets, teaching them to fly fish and tie flies. He also served as a mentor for the Veterans Court in Batavia, NY.

     Paul was an avid community supporter. In addition to his work with the vets, Paul served in many local organizations. He was a long-time member and Pilgrim of the Le Roy Moose Lodge #1132. Paul was the Vice President of the NYS Moose Association. He was a member of the Masons Olive Branch #39, PA Trout Unlimited, Lifetime Member of Oatka Fish & Game Club, the VVA, American Legion, the VFW, and Rushford Lake Conservation Club. For the last 8 years, Paul enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at Rushford Lake Campground.  Paul was very passionate about his hobbies which included: fly fishing, hunting, boating, golfing, sky diving, running 19 marathons, astronomy, and watching FOX news.

     Paul is survived by his wife of 27 1/2 years, Catherine Campbell; father, Emery Campbell of Macedon NY; brothers, Michael Campbell, David Campbell, Roger Campbell; children, Scott (Jeanie) Campbell, Sarah (Rick) Copes of Washington; stepchildren, Jerry (Michelle) Zakrzewski, Connie Zakrzewski; grandchildren, Caitlin Zakrzewski, Nessa (Josh) Weigand, Aiden Campbell, Isabella, Olivia, Chloe and Sammy Copes; one great-grandson, Henry Weigand (on the way); one special dog, Rosalee and many loyal friends. Paul was predeceased by his mother, Mildred Campbell; sisters, Marie Backus and Susan Graham, dog, Scoots, and many brothers of the Marine Corps. Semper Fi. 

     Friends are welcome to join the family for calling hours and the funeral service at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Street Rd, LeRoy, NY 14482 on Wednesday, June 29 from 2 pm-4 pm. The funeral service will immediately follow calling hours at 4 PM.  A celebration of life party will be held at the LeRoy Moose Lodge following the service. All are welcome.  

     A military internment service will be held on Thursday, June 30 at the National Cemetery in Pembroke, NY. Family is welcome to attend. 

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Project Healing Waters at https://projecthealingwaters.org/donate/.

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

Batavia - Shane E. Dann, age 45, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his home.

He was born on September 22, 1976, in Dansville a son of Sheila M. Wheaton Meyer of Batavia and the late James Meyer who passed away on August 17, 2019.

Shane always kept himself busy. He loved woodworking, fishing at the Sandwash in Batavia and spending time with his family and Pita, his pitbull.

Surviving along with his mother is his daughter, Breanna Peorier of South Carolina; his sisters, Janette (Paul) Cipra of East Bethany, Tanya (Daniel) Campbell of Batavia and Jessica (Joe) Hewitt of Batavia; nieces and nephews, Sage Hopkins, Devin Harmon, Skylar Harmon, Makayla Corkery-Meyer and Jasmine Hewitt; three aunts, an uncle and several cousins.

He is predeceased by his grandmother, Ruth Reckentwald.

There are no prior calling hours. A celebration of Shane's life will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shane's name may be made to GCASA, 430 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Shane's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Darien Center - Carl  E. Doell, 85, of Darien Center passed away on Tuesday (May 17, 2022) at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, New York.

Mr. Doell was born May 16, 1937 in Ilion, NY, a son of the late Gordon and Hazel (Rouse) Doell.
Carl was a classic car enthusiast (especially treasuring his '57 Thunderbird), and a faithful attendee of car shows. Carl had a brilliant sense of humor. He was a hardworking family man, a loving husband, devoted father, beloved grandfather and cherished uncle.

He is the husband of Diane (Helwig) Doell of Darien Center. The two were married on August 22, 1964 in Attica and spent nearly 58 years together.

Surviving along with his wife are his son, Carl E. (Barbara Landers) Doell, II of Attica; a grandson, Nick Doell; brothers, Larry Doell of Ontario, and Richard Doell of Batavia. Carl is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Saturday (June, 25, 2022) from 10-11 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Carl's memorial service will immediately follow visitation at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Darien Fire Department (10537 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040) or to Mercy Flight (100 Amherst Villa Road, Buffalo, NY 14225) at https://www.mercyflight.org/support/. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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

Byron - Amy I. Ezard, 59 of Byron, passed away on Tuesday, (June 21, 2022) at her home in Byron.

Mrs. Ezard was born May 28, 1963 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Earl and Eva (Butcher) Armbrewster.

She was a member of the Byron First Presbyterian Church and was a teacher's aide at Byron-Bergen Central School for over 20 years. Amy enjoyed gardening and music. She had a deep love for children and cherished time spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband, Edward J. Ezard, Jr. of Byron; daughters, Heather (Matthew) Esten of Elba, and Elizabeth Ezard of Oakfield; grandchildren, Ava and Avery Esten; brother, Jason (Melissa) Armbrewster of Elba; sister, Lisa Armbrewster of Batavia; mother-in-law, Jane Ezard of Byron; brother-in-law, Ronald (Lara) Ezard of Byron; sister-in-law, Linda (Paul) Eaton of Elba. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Amy is preceded in death by her father-in-law, Edward J. Ezard, Sr.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Amy's memorial service on Tuesday at 11:00 am at Byron First Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main Street in Byron. Burial in Byron Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Byron First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 206, Byron, New York 14422.

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

Jeanne Woodhouse, age 83,  of Batavia  passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Crossroads House in Batavia.

She was born Tuesday, February 28th, 1939 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Alphonso Ficarella and Mary Strollo Ficarella.

She will be remembered by her family for her unselfish nature placing others needs before hers and sauce on Sundays at 2 o’clock where everyone was always welcome. A 1956 graduate of Batavia High School, she worked as a telephone operator before getting married.  She also worked briefly at Marley’s Department Store in Batavia and as the volunteer coordinator for HomeCare & Hospice in Batavia (after the passing of her husband).  In her younger years, she was very involved with her church, The First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, cooking meals for Youth Club.

Jeanne is the wife of Robert G. Woodhouse Sr. who passed away in 1997 and mother of the late Bobby Woodhouse who passed away in 2015.

She is survived by her children; Dawn Woodhouse of Batavia, John (Julie) Woodhouse of St. Cloud, Florida and Shannon (Danny) Ford  of Attica; eleven grandchildren,  Bethany (Todd) Hoover of Alexander, Clayton Wolcott  of Batavia, Sage Wolcott who is currently stationed with the United States Navy in Georgia, Cody Woodhouse of St. Cloud, Florida, Hunter Woodhouse of Fort Worth, Texas, Rochelle Woodhouse  of Rochester, Jessica (Andrew) Simons of Vero Beach, Florida, Kasey Woohouse of Alexander, Morgan (Jared) Quinn  of Stafford, McKenna Ford  of Attica and Nathan Ford of Buffalo; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by several brothers and sisters;  Anthony “Butch” Ficarella, Janet (Butch) Herdegen, Bunny Hamilton, Mary Reeger, Paul Ficarella, Joe (JoAnn) Ficarella, Karen Roesch, and John (Patricia) Ficarella; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, Diane Lang.  She is predeceased by a brother, Anthony Strollo.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

walter_p._tillery_pic.jpg  Walter P. Tillery Jr., 72, a simple man, who was the definition of a “Carolina Gentleman” was called home the afternoon of Monday, June 20th, 2022 after an almost two year battle resulting from an untimely stroke. He was born on November 8, 1949 in Aulander, North Carolina to the late Walter P. Tillery Sr. and Jeanette (Derby) Tillery. In addition to his parents, Walter is predeceased by his wife; Patricia (Gullo) Tillery; sister Elaine Williams; nephew Kevin Williams.

Walter was a loving son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, “favorite cousin,” and friend to anyone he knew. Walter was an honest and hard worker who provided and sacrificed for his family like no other, but he also took his time and enjoyed life to the fullest. He relished spending time at the beaches down south, always had a guitar in his hand, and loved performing and singing with everyone, and always included a story with every song about his band “The Shifters” that he lead in his teenage years in North Carolina, enjoyed watching Tarheel Basketball and a was loyal Bills fan. The Light of his life was his wife, Patricia Anne, who had an untimely death at 58. He never let her memory go, and like a true love story, they are now reunited.

He is survived by his sons; Tom Tillery of TN, James Ronald Tillery of Batavia and Marc J. Tillery of Batavia; 6 grandchildren Ashley, Kevin, Braxton, Torrance, Patricia “Patty”, and Nathan; 1 great-grandchild, along with nephew Terry (Melissa) Williams.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 2:00PM Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home following visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 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, New York 14020.

Pavilion / E. Bethany ~ William A. “Billy” Phillips, age 73, formerly of Hawks Road, passed away Monday morning (June 20, 2022) at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan.

   phillips-william_0.jpg  He was born April 15, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late Arnold and Rose Metzler Phillips.

     Bill will be remembered as a very giving and caring person, who would do anything for anyone.  He had a jolly laugh and enjoyed visiting with people, often telling stories and jokes.  He was a graduate of the Pavilion Central School, an avid hunter and was a co-owner of William A. Phillips & Son in East Bethany.

     He is survived by his son, Bill Jr. and daughter, Lindsey, along with many other family members and friends.

     Family and friends are invited to his Graveside Service to be held on Monday, June 27 at 11:00 AM at the East Bethany Rural Cemetery.

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

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

twardowski_bernard_-_photo1.jpgBernard A. Twardowski Jr. “Bernie”, 68 of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

He was born December 25, 1953 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Bernard and Doris Stringham Twardowski.

Bernard served his country with the U.S. Marines from 1972-1973. He was an employee for Blue Cross Blue Shield, prior to his retirement. He was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his son, Daniel Wixson of Batavia. Siblings, Jeffrey Twardowski of Batavia, Frances (Art) Bowen of Batavia and Michael Twardowski of Brockport. Emily Silfies, whom he cared for all her life as a daughter. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Steve Twardowski, Pat Conway and Doreen Bogue.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (June 22nd) from 5-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. Private burial will be in the Western New York National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Mary Alice Flagler, 81, of Bergen, NY, passed away on June 17, 2022 at St. Ann’s Care Center in Webster, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Catherine Jones, her husband, Stephen and her son, Joshua Dickens. Surviving are her sister, Anne Endries (John), niece, Carrie Endries (Paul Morgan), nephew, John Endries II, great niece, Zoe, great nephew, David, and cousins.

Mary Alice completed her Masters in Library Science at the University of Buffalo and worked as a Librarian at the Eastman Kodak Engineering Library and prior to that, the Georgetown University Library. Until retirement, she worked at Agway Farms in Batavia.

The funeral Mass, at St. Brigid’s Church in Bergen, will be at 11 AM on June 24th. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in LeRoy, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann’s Community Star Fund, 1500 Portland Ave. Rochester, NY 14621 or to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 W. Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY, 14020.  

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

Arrangements for Mary Alice were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.


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