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jade.jpg  Jade Lynn LaForce, 29, of Dansville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022. She was born December 24, 1992 in Rochester to Joseph R. (Pam Loncao) LaForce and Dawn R. Jakubaszek. She is predeceased by her grandparents, Bob and Jane LaForce, Isabel “Dee Dee” and Joseph Jakubaszek, uncles Jim Meter and Joe Chase.

Jade was artistic, and nerdy, awkward, yet fierce. She lived her life unapologetically doing what she wanted, like rooting for the Cleveland Browns even though she’s from a family of Bills fans. Jade had the admirable gift of seeing the beauty in things that others would not have. Whether that be her passion in helping animals big or small, or the joy she felt weeding her vegetable garden. But what most will say about Jade is that she brought love and joy to the lives of so many.

If you were lucky enough to know Jade, you were taken in with open arms to her own unique world filled with mom jokes, heavy metal and endless movie quotes. In Jade’s memory, continue ‘livin the dream’ and even if it sounds corny, don’t ever let no one tell you, you ain’t beautiful.

She is survived by her parents, her two beautiful children, Mia Brietzke and Lucas Mower, brother JoJo (Cassandra Gross) LaForce, sister Robbi Boss, fiancé Ryan Garrison, aunts and uncles, Sarah (Carl) Wagner, Beaver (Kathy) Rider, Denise Jakubaszek, Joshua and Jason Chase, Desiree (Gerry) Watkins, Erin Meter, Mike LaForce, Barbara LaForce, Pete (Marcia) LaForce, Bob (Pam) LaForce, Dave (Carol Johnson) LaForce, cousins, Bill Meter, Mandy Meter, Mara Carey, Mike Carey, Lacey Unger, Karson LaForce, Megan Woodward, Andy LaForce, Becca LaForce, Genna Darrah, Jonathan LaForce, Joshua Chase and Jason Chase.   

Friends are invited to a Celebration of her Life on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 3 to 7 pm at Union Hose Club Rooms, 66 Elizabeth Street, Dansville, NY 14437.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for her children. 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.

Michael J. Warner, 79, of East Bethany, passed away on May 9, 2022.

Michael was born July 17,1942 in Batavia, the son of the late LaVerne and Ruth (Nevin) Warner.

After his retirement from Kodak, Mike owned and operated his own business, Auldtech.  He was a Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed target practice and computers.  A veteran, he served with the United States Marines, with part of his service in Okinawa.

Surviving are his sons, Tim (Jill) Warner of Rochester, Barry (Jen) Warner of Batavia and Jeremy (Lindsay) Warner of LeRoy; grandchildren, Victoria Warner, Leyna Warner, Alexis (Tanner) Smith, Caleb Warner, Dylan Warner, Allessanda Warner, Brody Warner, Anthony Warner, Michael Warner, John Warner and Lia Warner; two great-grandchildren, Adaline Smith and Sienna Smith and two nieces, Amy (Nate) Johnson and Erin Albee.

Preceded in death by his wife, Linda Warner and son, Ryan Warner.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia, where services will be held at 6:00 p.m. also on Friday.  Private entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

Batavia - Jason E. Phelan, 48 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, (May 4, 2022) at his home in Batavia.

Mr. Phelan was born September 12, 1973 in Binghamton, a son of Patricia A. (late Henry) Larson of Batavia.

Jason was an avid NY Jets fan. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dog/best friend Max.

Along with his mother, Jason is survived by his children, Ashley (Phelan) Demmer, Christopher Phelan, and Richard Phelan all of Batavia, and Jason Phelan, Jr. of Geneva; his sister, Teresa "Trixie" (Raymond) Eighmey of Pavilion. Several grandchildren also survive.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held for Jason in Grandview Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.

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.

peterlbartz.jpgPeter L. Bartz, 90 of Alexander, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born December 26, 1931 in Alexander, to the late Alfred and Mary (Geitner) Bartz. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Clarice W. (Mower) Bartz, sister and brother-in-law, Catherine (Roger) Timm, son-in-law Hugh Graff.

Mr. Bartz was a longtime member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish in Attica. He began working on his uncles farm before going to Attica Lumber, he then retired as Head Janitor for Alexander Elementary School. Mr. Bartz was a very talented carpenter, he did electrical and plumbing as well. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Paul (Janice) of Rochester, Daniel (Patricia) of E. Bethany, Steven (Della) Bartz of Byron, Barbara Graff of Corfu; siblings, Mary Ann (Richard) Scharlau of Alexander, David (Sherry) Bartz of Honeoye; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 4 to 7 pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave., Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

 

mager_margaret_-_photo1.jpgMargaret “Margie” Mager, 75, of Alexander, NY passed away on May 7th, 2022 at UMMC surrounded by her loving family.  She was born March 19, 1947, in Warsaw, NY, daughter of Lewis and Lucille (Richardson) Acomb.  She was preceded in death by daughter Kathleen and brother Clarence.

Margie will always be remembered for her brilliant smile.  She lived a life of kindness, care, compassion, advocacy, and love.  She loved her family deeply. 

Margie attended Alexander Central School followed by the Wyoming County Community School of Nursing.  She began her career at Genesee Memorial Hospital as an RN in the Pediatrics Department eventually becoming head nurse before shifting her career to become a Certified Diabetes Educator.  She was one of the driving forces in achieving the American Diabetes Association (ADA) National Recognition of UMMC’s Diabetes Education Program and managed it until retirement in 2013.  She coordinated many annual Diabetes Alert programs for the community as well as ADA walks.  She served on the board of the Western New York ADA, was a founding member of the Western New York Association of Diabetes Educators, and served as president of the group for a time.  She was a passionate educator and advocate for those living with diabetes.  In 2007, she received the WNY Diabetes Educator of the Year award. 

Margie married the absolute love of her life, Frank, on August 16, 1969.  She enjoyed life with him including their many trips to the Thousand Islands.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her family.  She valued her friendships and created many fond memories with her friends.  She will be dearly missed and always remembered.

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Frank Mager; her children Cheryl (Walter) Hersom and Christine (Onur) Oz; her grandchildren Annaliese, Hope, Frank, Samuel, Eren, and Ethem, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (May 13, 2022) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10:00am at Ascension Parish, South Swan Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org or to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.com. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

otoole.jpg  Sean Edward O’Toole, 54, Lyons, NY passed away on May 2, 2022, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.

Sean graduated from Lyons High School in 1986 and continued his college education at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.  He lived in Florida for 10 years before returning home to be closer to family.  Sean started his sign business, Signtec and ran that for many years.  He met his wife, Meghan, in 2004 and they married in 2013.  They run their business 31Sheds in Lyons.  Sean loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles and snowmobiling.  He really enjoyed a good game of pool with friends.  Sean was a huge Minnesota Vikings fan.  Sean and Meghan have a beautiful camp on the Moose River, where they have enjoyed making memories with their children, family and friends.  Sean’s greatest accomplishment in life was becoming a father to his two daughters Ivy and Teagan.  If you know Sean, you know that he did not just follow the path of life; he blazed his own trail.

Sean is survived by his wife Meghan (Dash) O’Toole, daughters, Ivy and Teagan;  parents, Ted and Sharon O’Toole; sister Holly (Marc) Kreuser; nieces Megan and Grace; nephew, Ryan; and dearest friend Lucas Dobbins and many other friends.

The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, May 20th at the Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home 77 Williams St. Lyons, NY 14489.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sean’s memory to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY or online at www.roswellpark.org (donation button on top right). To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.pusaterifunerals.com and      www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home 77 Williams St. Lyons, NY 14489 & Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

arleen.jpg  Arleen L. Mortellaro, 81, of East Pembroke, NY, widow of Frank S. Mortellaro went to be with the Lord on May 6th, 2022. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank in 1991. Her parents Merton (Danny) Parker (2000) and Eva Vaughn Parker (2003) brother Robert Parker (1952) Stepsons Frank Mortellaro Jr. and Michael Mortellaro.

Surviving are her three sons; Dan and Todd Mortellaro of Batavia, Scott Mortellaro (E. Pembroke); Stepson David (Lisa) Mortellaro (Virginia); Grandchildren Brehana (Ben) Leyo of Tennessee. Nathan (Mariah) Mortellaro of Michigan, Melissa and Benny Mortellaro (Virginia) Aunt Alice Zacher; Brother-in-laws Tony (Shirley) Mortellaro, Joe Mortellaro, Dick (Kathy) Mortellaro, along with numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

She married the love of her life Frank on April 9th 1965.  Since Frank had three boys already Mom wanted a baby girl. After three tries they were blessed with three more boysHer boys were everything to her. She was a devoted wife and mother. She will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren. We are consoled that she is now at peace and not suffering anymore.

Friends are invited to call on Friday May 13, 2022 from 11:00AM-1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:00PM Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation at the Funeral Home. Arleen will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021. 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.

judy1.jpg  Judy Ann Chapell, 80, of Oakfield passed away on May 5, 2022 at her home on Maple Ave. She was born on April 7, 1942 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Erwin “Curley” and A. Muriel (Jenkins) Chapell. In addition to her parents, Judy is predeceased by her siblings Erwin Chapell, Nancy Dersam, Linda Chapell, Jeanette (Richard) Moore, Roger (Carol) Kirkpatrick; brothers in law Oscar Kessler and Dayton Schultz Sr.

Judy was active in the Premier Genesee Day Program. They would do crafts and eat lunch together. She enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and watching Westerns on T.V.  Judy’s greatest love was going to Batavia Muckdogs Baseball games, and she loved singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. Judy was loved by all the staff and residents where she lived and she loved them all back.

She is survived by her sisters; Carolyn Schultz and Norma Kessler; sister in law Carol Kirkpatrick, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday May 12, 2022 from 10:00-11:00AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation at the Funeral Home. Judy will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for the purchase of a tree to be planted in Judy’s memory at the group home where she lived. 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.

Ira P. Hale, "Ajax," 79, of Batavia passed away on May 4, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Ira was born May 10,1942 in Batavia, the son of the late Ira and Edna (Sumeriski) Hale.

Ira enjoyed tractor pulls, demolition derbies, racing and spending time with his great-granddaughters.

Surviving are his daughters, Linda (Tim Pahuta) Hale, Tammy Lowery, Lori (Tim Sloat) Hale, Lisa Amedick and Edna (Mike) Higgins; grandchildren, Douglas Smart, Jr., Timothy (Heather) Pahuta, Katelynn Connelly, Sabrina Higgins and Michael Higgins; great-grandchildren, Audrey Pahuta and Zoey Pahuta.

Preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Hale.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, www.geneseecancerassistance.org/donate.  

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

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

myers_2.png  Joseph C. Myers, 85 of Warsaw, NY passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday May 4, 2022. He was born June 22, 1936 in Hume, NY. He was the son of the late Ernest and Rose (Kruppner) Myers.

Joe served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany where he met and later married his wife of 50 years Rosa. After returning from the Army, Joe worked as a laborer for the Rochester Laborers Local 435 until his retirement. He enjoyed camping with his family in his earlier years and tinkering on small engines in his shop. Joe also had many steam engines that he enjoyed and would take to the steam pageants.

He is survived by his children, Joseph (Tina) Myers, Anthony (Lynn) Myers, Chrissy Myers (Ron); 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Rosa, daughter Judy, son Steven and his siblings Virginia Fronczak and Robert and Donald Myers

Family and Friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Friday May 6, 2022 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main Street Perry, NY 14530 where Funeral Services will follow at 1:00PM.  Joe will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Batavia VA Medical Center 222 Richmond Avenue Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530

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