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 green_virginia_-_photo2.jpgVirginia E. Green, 78, formerly of Akron, passed away with family by her side Tuesday (January 17, 2023) after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 10, 1944 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Arthur and Helen Godlewski Tucholka.

Survivors include her children, Shane (Kim) Green of Akron, Dawn (Lisa) DeMarco-Green of Elma and Daniel (Maria) Green of Akron. Grandchildren, Joshua, Courtney (Kyle) and Nathan. Great-grandson, Kyle Jr., Sister, Kathy (Michelle) Tucholka of Virginia and Brother, Robert (Georgia) Tucholka.

She was the wife of the late Danny G. Green who passed away July 17, 2005.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (January 23rd) from 3pm-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday (January 24th), 9:30am at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 5771 Buell St., Akron.

She will be laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

John Driscoll passed away peacefully surrounded by family early Wednesday morning, January 18th at his home in LeRoy, New York.  He was born on January 20th, 1963 to Catherine (McGuire) and James Driscoll.

     Born and raised in LeRoy, NY, John graduated from LeRoy High School in 1981.  He furthered his education by earning degrees at GCC, SUNY Brockport, and Roberts Wesleyan.  At Roberts Wesleyan, John received his Masters Degree in Education, a degree which gave him the opportunity to work in his dream career as an elementary school teacher.

     John wore many hats in and around his community.  He was a grade school teacher, a RCCFO football referee, and a raft guide at Letchworth State Park.  He enjoyed cycling around the community and hiking and cross-country skiing at local parks.

   john_driscoll_0.jpg  With each hat he wore, he always brought the same characteristics; perseverance, positivity, courage and humor.  These characteristics aided him in excelling in each hobby he participated in and helped him make a lasting impression on everyone he met.  In his 32 years as a high school football referee, he earned referee of the year along with a lifetime membership.  In his 15 years of teaching at Wolcott Street School, John’s spirit and hard work earned him a “Golden Apple” award in 2019.

     John could always be spotted in rain, wind, and heat riding his bike around the community and back country roads.  His love for riding his bike was sparked when his two friends, Tim Mowry and Doug Legg, road their bicycles form Seattle down the PCH to Nevada finishing up in Colorado.  During the trip, John fell in love with endurance sports.  He ran the NYC marathon, participated in biathlons, and for 17 years participated in Auburn New York’s Great Race with his team the “Common Gray Suckers” (Tom Borrelli, Tom Tillson and Doug Briggs). 

     When John was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on April 29th, his faith never wavered, it got stronger.  Before he got sick, he could be seen each weekend at mass and each morning could be found on his spin bike praying.  When he was too sick to attend church, he would participate in Mass on TV and would do his daily prayers on his Bills blanket at home and in hospital beds.

     John touched each and every person he came in contact with through his warm and kind spirit.  He will be missed by his many 4th and 6th grade students, his co-workers at Wolcott Street School, his referee friends, his rafting friends, and close friends and family in and around the LeRoy community.  As a testament to his character, the 2023 LeRoy Little League season has been dedicated in his honor.

     He fought his battle the only way he knew how - with courage, positivity and a smile.  He is survived by his best friend and wife of 32 years, Kerry; his daughter, Alanna; his son, Ryan; his mother, Catherine; his brother, Jimmy (Judy); several in laws; his nieces and nephews; uncle; aunt and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, James and his sister, Patty.

     John’s family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday, January 24th from 2 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020.   www.geneseecancerassistance.org/donate/

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

lapp.jpgEuleta (Tooley) Lapp of Batavia, died on January 18, 2023 at Premier Genesee Nursing Home in Batavia, NY. She was born March 7, 1925 in Varysbug to the late Arthur and Ida Lapp Tooley. She is predeceased by her loving husband Earl H. Lapp, grandson Brian Lapp and siblings Norman Tooley, Robert Tooley, Arthur Tooley, Arlene Sattler Mason, Hilda Hammond, Carolyn Tooley, Reta Tooley, and Roberta Malroy.

She is survived by her children, Keith (Mary Ellen) Lapp of Key West, Gerald (Linda) Lapp of York, Dennis (Nancy) Lapp of Batavia, Darryl (Karen) Lapp of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Nadine Lapp (friend, Donald Pickell) of Batavia, along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Darien Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Michael James Wright "Pebbles", age 57 of Stafford NY, passed away January 14, 2023.

     Michael was born on November 22, 1965 to Donald E. Wright Sr. and Mary Ellen Crowley Wright of LeRoy, NY.

     He is predeceased by his father, Donald E. Wright Sr.  Michael is survived by his spouse, Helaine P. Wright; his son, Conner Jay Wright and daughter, Kylea Jean Wright; his mother, Mary Ellen Wright; brothers Donald “Rock” (Nancy) Wright Sr. of LeRoy and Daniel Wright of Rochester; his sisters, Ann Legzdin of Rochester, Kathy Wright of Rochester, Nancy Wright of Rochester and Mary Kay Wright of New York City, along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

     Michael’s greatest accomplishments are his two children. They were his pride and joy.  His favorite thing in life was watching them in their various activities and performances.

     Michael was employed with Oatka Milk Products for close to 30 years.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, January 23rd from 4 – 7 PM at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy NY  14482.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Strong Adult Epilepsy Center, 2400 South Clinton Ave., Bldg F, Rochester  NY  14618.

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

bennett.jpg  Dorothea M. “Dottie” Bennett, age 52, of Batavia formerly of Perry, NY passed away on Monday January 9, 2023 at her home. She was born in Warsaw, NY on October 4, 1970 a daughter to Edward G. Bennett Sr. and the late Betty Lou (Ellis) Bennett.

Dottie was a 1988 graduate of Perry High School. She enjoyed walks in area parks with her dog, collecting heart shaped rocks, visits with her nieces and nephews and was an excellent caregiver for her parents.

She is survived by her 3 brothers: Edward (Cindy) Bennett Jr. of Gainesville, Robert Bennett of Castile and Thomas Bennett of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Along with her mother she is preceded in death by a sister: Teresa O’Brien and nephew: Timothy O’Brien.

Family and friends may call from 12-3 pm on Sunday January 22nd at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where Services will follow at 3pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends of Wyoming County Animal Shelter 4380 Rt-19, Silver Springs, NY 14550. 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.

Catherine Eileen (Parmelee) Pullyblank began her eternal journey on January 14, 2023 with her loving family by her side.

     Survived by her husband of 56 years, David L. Pullyblank; her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda (Ace) Ball of North Chili; her son and daughter-in-law, David (Beth) Pullyblank of LeRoy; her beloved grandchildren, Nicholas, Hannah, Jennifer, Allison, Sydney, Dylan, Austin, and Cody; her great grandchildren, Emma and Gabriella; and her best friend, Barbara Miller.  

   catherine_pullyblank_0.png  Catherine (Kay) was born May 24, 1943, a daughter of John Parmelee and Beatrice Bobzin. She grew up and lived her life in the Fort Hill area of LeRoy, NY.

     Kay earned her degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University and was a proud Mountaineer. She taught physical education at Pavillion Central, Perry Central, Caledonia-Mumford Central, and for 18 years at LeRoy Central school. During her years teaching, you would find Mrs. P in the gym or on the athletic fields long after the school day was complete as she enjoyed coaching. She coached varsity soccer, volleyball, softball, cheerleading, and track and field. She led Perry Central cheerleaders to a Section V championship.

     Kay passionately enjoyed gardening and her home is surrounded by the marvelous gardens she created. She was always very content pulling weeds in those gardens, quilting with Barb, and was an avid spectator at all of her grandchildren’s activities. She was an adoring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. You will find her on a country road, in the place she belongs.

     At the family’s request, there will be no public visitation or services. Kay will be laid to rest privately.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family and will be used towards a scholarship offering at West Virginia University.  Kindly forward the contributions to David  Pullyblank, 7809 Oatka Trail, LeRoy, NY 14482.

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

Batavia – Mary DiMartino, age 95, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the LeRoy Village Nursing Home.

She was born Monday, March 21st, 1927 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Frank DiMartino and Antoinette DiPietro DiMartino.

A member of Ascension Parish, Mary was a promoter of St. Lucy Devotion and the Miraculous Medal. A hard and dedicated worker, Mary was the manager of The Good Friend Shop in downtown Batavia and the Holley Shop in Rochester.  She also worked at Doehler-Jarvis, Genesee Hardware, and was a longtime employee at K-Mart.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Anthony DiMartino, Fred DiMartino and Angeline Wyrwa.

There are no prior visiting hours. Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 23, 2023  at 11 am at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery,  Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Eloise T. (Bartz) Brown, age 88, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2023.

     Eloise was born on November 9, 1934 in Batavia, NY to Anthony and Teresa (Tenney) Bartz.

     She worked at the Alexander School cafeteria and later at the Genesee County Nursing Home.  After her retirement, Eloise spent time volunteering at the Crossroads House in Batavia, NY.  She later moved to Scotia, NY where she spent her time with her Great Grandchildren Zachary and Kendall Hilt.  Eloise loved spending her time with her family and attending all of their sporting events.  She had a very strong Catholic faith.

     Eloise is predeceased by son, Duane Brown and survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Anthony) Hurd; grandchildren, Kelly (James) Hilt, Kori (Bill) MacNeal, Roger (Nicole) Brown and Shannon (Timothy) Hill; great grandchildren Zachary & Kendall Hilt, Patrick & Autumn Lewis, Bailey & Kennedy Hill, Brady & Dillon Hill, Arianna & Gabrielle Brown, and Taylor, Tristan & Ryan Riley and great-great grandchild, Rose Lewis; sibling, Gerald Bartz; sisters-in-law, Norma Bartz and Rosie Bartz (Ed Olczak) and brother-in-law, Larry MacConnell.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and special niece Lori (Matthew) Laney.

     Eloise is predeceased by brothers, Norman, Richard and Gary Bartz and sister, Patricia.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 AM at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph’s Site, 303 E. Main St., Batavia, N.Y., with interment to follow in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica, N.Y.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.  www.crossroadshouse.com

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

splendora.jpg  Splendora M. DiSanto, 97, of Batavia passed away peacefully on January 12, 2023.  She was born in Oakfield on September 21, 1925 to the late Domenico and Ida (Comino) Moretti. In addition to her parents, Splendora is predeceased by her husband; Anthony DiSanto of 40 years of marriage. 

Splendora owned her own beauty shop, Splendora's, and was a beautician until she retired at 73.  She loved her family and friends and enjoyed special holiday meals with her family.  Her specialties were lemon meringue pie and chocolate topped cream puffs.  

She is survived by her children George DiSanto, Dawn DiSanto, and David DiSanto (who passed away in 2019).  She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael (Jessica Veeder) DiSanto, and Jonathan (Sherrity Buckel) DiSanto, and her great-grandchildren Jevan, Emily, Kady, Joshua, Jayce, Rainier, and Corbin DiSanto, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 12:00PM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday January 21, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum on Ellicott St. in Batavia.

To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

Beaver Island, Michigan - Dennis Onofrio Monachino, age 68, died suddenly on December 21, 2022 on Beaver Island, Michigan.

He was born on June 7, 1954 in Batavia. He is predeceased by his parents, Pat C. and Mary Ellen (McDonough) Monachino.

Dennis is survived by his loving daughter, Crystal Brook Monachino; step-daughter, Carla King and her children, Rhonda, Godfrey, Damien and Austin King; step-grandson Brandon Bragg, Jr. who is predeceased by his father, Brandon Bragg, Sr.; siblings, Cynthia, Julie, Patrick (Anne Marie) and Thomas (Daun) Monachino; his companion, Eileen Woolford-Ballard; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nephews and a grand-niece.

Dennis traveled the world on his terms. He grew up in Batavia, then lived and worked in LeRoy, St. Augustine, Florida, Fort Wayne Indiana and settled in Beaver Island, Michigan. His spirit of adventure took him to faraway places like Australia and New Zealand. Dennis was an accomplished musician and artist. He regularly entertained family, friends and local audiences on Beaver Island with his superb guitar playing and singing. He shared his drawings with all who appreciated his art. His generosity and commitment to family were well known as was his love for, and mastery of, motorcycling, boating, antiquing, music and horsemanship.

Dennis was a jack-of-all-trades who loved to build and rebuild anything motorized and mobile. He worked as a local and long-haul truck driver as well as an international importer/exporter. In retirement he returned to his beloved Beaver Island-the island that captured his heart as a boy-where he owned and rode horses and sailed Lake Michigan.

Family and friends are invited to Batavia Country Club on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 1 pm to 4 pm to celebrate his life. Please consider memorials in his name to the Elks Chapter 2886, P.O. Box 141, Beaver Island, Michigan 49782. Local arrangements are under the care of the H.E. Turner & Co. Inc. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

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