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Dorothy L. Batchellor, age 98, formerly of Oak Orchard Road in the Town of Barre, passed away December 2, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia following a brief illness. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, July 16 at 10am at Holy Family Parish in Albion.

peteaprial.jpgPete A. Prial, 62 of Attica, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 27, 2021. He was born May 6, 1959 in Warsaw to June Pope of Attica and the late William Prial. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Brian and Ronald Prial.

Pete served in the US Army in the Netherlands where he met his wife, he was very proud of his service to his country. He was a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 60 for many years and it was one of his greatest joys, teaching them what he had learned so many years ago. Pete was a retired truck driver, avid hunter, fisherman and all around outdoorsman. He tried to take full advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Pete will be missed so very much, he was liked and loved by so many.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Jacqueline Prial of Attica, children, Lindsey (Robert) Patton of Pittsford, Ian (Alexis) Prial of Attica, Trenton and Carter, brother Victor Prial, sisters Rose (Scott) Hubbard of Akron, Lorrie (Lauren) Berger of Texas, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date with military honors.

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

Nancy Ann (Galland) Gardner, 59, of Arizona, formerly of Darien, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021.

Nancy was born on June 20, 1962, in Ontario, Canada. She was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Nancy Topham Galland.

Nancy loved to evangelize anyone who needed to hear of the love of Jesus.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Richard Gardner, her son, Anthony (Carissa) Ferris of Arizona and her daughter, Kristy Weremblewski of Buffalo; her precious grandchildren, Clark Ferris Whiteside, Anthony John Ferris, Aliza, Cheyenne, Aaliyah and Jocelynn Weremblewski, Olivia Carter and Josiah Rodriguez; her sisters, Joan (Ken) Brauner, Elizabeth (Mark) Sheldon; brothers, Francis (Wendy) Galland and Daniel Galland; survived by her spiritual mother, Dorothy Antoine. Several nephews and a niece also survive.

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu, NY. 

Local arrangements by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Perry ~ Bruce Allen Hettler, age 75 of N. Main Street, passed away on Sunday (June 27, 2021) at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Home in Warsaw.

     He was born December 18, 1945 in Brockport, NY, a son of the late Carlton and Anna Marie Campbell Hettler.

     Bruce was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who cherished his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He will be remembered as a very hardworking, yet quiet man, who loved NASCAR races and enjoyed the outdoors and watching the news to keep up on current events.

     He is survived by his devoted wife, Gail Anderson Hettler; his children, Missy Hettler (Jeff) of PA, Corrina (Wayne) Taylor of Pavilion and Michael Scott Nicholson; his step-children, Daniel Anderson of FL and Christopher (Christina) Anderson of LeRoy ; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his brother, Carl (Donna) Hettler of Palmyra; nephews, Brian Hettler and Tommy Hettler, along with several loving in-laws and dear friends.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bruce's family for distribution to charities of their choice.

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

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

Elroy Milton Wrathall, 95, of Bergen, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

Elroy was born November 6, 1925 in Medina, a son of the late Frank and Mabel (Amos) Wrathall.

A veteran, Elroy served with the United States Army.  He was an inspector for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy.

Surviving are his daughters,  LuAnn (John) Wells of Bergen and Deborah (David) Roggow of New Mexico; four grandsons, nieces and a nephew.

Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Wrathall and his brothers, Everett, Franklin and Keith Wrathall.

Elroy's family would like to thank the staff at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia for the wonderful care they provided for their father.

Elroy's services will be held privately by his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New York State Veterans Home, Donation Fund, Attn: Administration, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

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

Byron ~ Martha M. "Marty" Saxman, age 73, of Tripp Road, passed away Sunday evening (June 27, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     She was born November 12, 1947 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Marie Neiner Pape.

     Marty will be remembered as a very caring and kind person, who was devoted to her family.  She enjoyed her coffee time and playing cards with family and friends.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband of 54 years, David D. Saxman; her children, David Saxman Jr., Dawn (Dan) Clark, Herbert (April) Saxman and Christopher (Sue) Saxman; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Beverly Layton and Betty Christ, along with many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by many brothers and sisters.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, July 2 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy. 

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

whitbeck_kenneth_-_photo3.jpgKenneth M. Whitbeck, 77 of Akron, passed away suddenly on Friday (June 25, 2021) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born February 1, 1944 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late John “Louie” and Elizabeth Pfohl Whitbeck.

Survivors include a daughter, Dawn L. Whitbeck of Akron. Son, Tom Whitbeck of Akron. Grandchildren, Christopher M. Borchert, Matthew H. Borchert, Bryan A. Whitbeck and Tyler J. Whitbeck. Brother, James S. (Sally) Whitbeck of East Rochester. Nephews, Adam J. Whitbeck (Holly)(3 Great Nephews), Andrew J. Whitbeck (Sarah), Amanda M. Morabito (Michael)(3 Great Nieces)

Ken was predeceased by his wife, Dale H. Whitbeck (Hutchinson); son, Steven A. Whitbeck and brother Everett G. Whitbeck.

Mr. Whitbeck was retired from General Motors after working at the Tonawanda Engine Plant for 33 years. He was a proud Veteran, having served his country with the U.S. Army from 1965-1967.

In retirement, Ken was able to give more time to the hobbies he loved to do with his family.  Some of the hobbies included wood working, where he would cut or carve out many items for mom to paint and share with his children and grandchildren for birthdays and holiday gifts.  He enjoyed taking care of his flowers and lawns, for all to enjoy.  Fishing was a hobby he shared with many friends and family members, on Lake Ontario and Lake Allice.  In the evenings he enjoyed watching the Yankees play baseball.  Weekends were spent relaxing at Lake Allice with family and friends, and enjoyed being “Captain Ken” for the pontoon boat rides. For many years he travelled to Florida with his late wife, enjoying the sites and warm weather. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Ken will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, memories and condolences on Thursday (July 8th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, where a memorial service will be Friday (July 9th) at 10:30am. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery. The family invites friends to a memorial luncheon at 12pm at the American Legion L.L. Tillman Post 900, located at 9 Eckerson Ave, Akron, NY  14001.

Memorial contributions in his name may be offered to American Legion L.L. Tillman Post 900. 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.

 

 

dorisevickery.jpgDoris Emily Vickery, 100 years of age, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. at The Grand of Batavia care facility.  Doris was born May 26, 1921, in Cedar City, Utah, the daughter of Isaac Conrad Haight and Emily Corry Haight, and the granddaughter of many Utah pioneers.

She went to work for Bell Telephone after graduating from high school and continued in this profession until her retirement from Verizon in 1978. She was “Miss Voice and Courtesy” for AT&T in 1966.

Doris met her husband, Robert K. Vickery, during World War II in 1943, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Robert was stationed with the Army Air Corps. They married after a whirlwind courtship and just before Robert was sent overseas. After the war, they moved to Attica, New York, where they raised their family. Doris was a member of the Attica Presbyterian Church.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Maureen Dwyer, her brother, Claude Dix, a baby daughter, her husband, Robert, her son Richard, her grandson Mark Buckenmeyer, and her daughter-in-law, Paula Vickery.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (David) Eaton of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Deborah (Michael) Buckenmeyer of Attica, New York; her sons Robert (Trudi) Vickery of Clifton Park, New York, and Edward Vickery of Attica, New York; daughter-in-law Sandy Vickery of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the care of the Marley Funeral Home in Attica, New York.  There are no calling hours.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, New York.

May God bless the hardworking members on the staff of The Grand of Batavia who cared for our mother with love and respect.

Memorial gifts may be made to Wyoming County Office for the Aging, 8 Perry Avenue, Warsaw, NY 14569. 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.

Linda S. Campbell, 71 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday (June 24, 2021) at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice.

She was born March 1, 1950, a daughter of Maurice and Marion Heinz.

Linda was a very giving and loving individual with a heart of gold. She enjoyed flowers and taking care of her garden, travelling to the beach and ocean. She loved antiquing and solving crossword puzzles. She was formerly employed by Scofield Healthcare in Amherst. She will be missed dearly by those who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Campbell of Oakfield, Son, Jacob Shia of Oakfield. Sisters, Beverly, Lisa, Laurie, Sondra and Judy. Brothers in-law, David Campbell and Gerald (Kathy) Campbell. Sister in-law, Sue Pogel and many other relatives.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Akron, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be made 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.

 

 

Oakfield – Sherwin Amos Radka, loving husband and caring father died Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Healthcare Facility. He was 95.

Born in Oakfield on September 5, 1925, Sherwin was the son of the late Helen Brumsted Radka Davis and Amos F. Radka. He was a 1943 graduate of Oakfield High School. In 1944, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Propus. Sherwin was honorably discharged in 1946 and then attended the University of Buffalo. He graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Sherwin, also known as Josh to those close to him, married his wife of 74 years, the late Valera Dart on January 16, 1947. The couple lived in Batavia and Buffalo before moving to Oakfield where they raised two children.

After working as an accountant for several companies, he was appointed as the Postmaster of Oakfield in 1959. After 16 years, he was promoted to the postmaster of East Aurora, where he served until his retirement in 1985.

Sherwin devoted many hours to public service and community work. He served as secretary of the Oakfield Fire Department for many years before becoming an exempt member. He coached two Oakfield Little League teams, and was a member of the former Oakfield Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday school and served as both a Trustee and Elder. Josh was past president of the Oakfield-Alabama Lions Club, and chairman of the Genesee United Way Appeal. He joined Rotary International during his time in East Aurora, and in his later years became a member of the Oakfield Historical Society.

Sherwin served more than 15 years as a member of the Oakfield-Alabama Board of Education, including several terms as president. He proudly presented graduation diplomas to his daughter and son.

Josh enjoyed traveling with Val, golf, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends. Josh continued to be active into his 90s, making new friends at Saint Anne’s Community at the Greens in LeRoy, and learning new things.

Sherwin is survived by his daughter, Gayle Miraglia (Peter) of Guilderland, New York and his son, Jeffrey Radka (Mary) of Brockport. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Janelle Baker (Sean), Meghann Hongach (William), Leslie Radka and Damian Miraglia, four great-grandsons, four nieces and a nephew.

He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Radka of Austin, Texas.

His family would like to thank the staffs of both Saint Anne’s Community at the Greens and the LeRoy Village Green for their compassion and care.

The family will be holding a private burial. A memorial service for both he and Val will be held in September where all are welcome to attend. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Oakfield, New York 14125. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his name, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

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