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LeRoy ~ William R. Klinkbeil, age 92, of West Main Street, was reunited with his loving wife, Rachel, on Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2020) while at Rochester General Hospital.

     He was born November 16, 1928 in LeRoy, a son of the late Michael and Mary Kunzer Klinkbeil.

     William will be remembered as a very kind, compassionate and loving man, who was devoted to his family, his faith and his community.  He was proud to be a graduate of St. Peter's School in LeRoy and was also proud of his service with the U.S. Air Force.  He was a founding member of the Donald Woodward Memorial Golf League and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He and Rachel were also long time members of St. Peter's Church, where they were greeters.  He and Rachel also worked together delivering Meals on Wheels.

       He is survived by his sons, Kevin (Barbara) Klinkbeil of Brighton and Kristopher (Catherine) Klinkbeil of Charlotte; grandchildren, Kristopher Klinkbeil Jr., (Fiancé Stephanie Roland), Sara Klinkbeil, Jennette Drmacich (Istvan Hajdu) and Jessika (Daniel) Drmacich-Flach; great-grandchildren, Sophie Hajdu, William Hajdu and Oona Drmacich-Flach; sisters-in-laws, Ursula Spillane,  Helen Klinkbeil and Annie Klinkbeil, nieces Shannon Spillane (Thomas Welsh)  and Shawn (Joseph) Siconolfi, special cousins Vicki (David) Clark along with many dear friends.

      In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, Rachel Drayo Klinkbeil, he was predeceased by his siblings, Clarence Klinkbeil, Julius (Jean) Klinkbeil, Jane (William) Page, Charles (Margaret) Klinkbeil, Edward Klinkbeil, Victor (Nancy) Klinkbeil, Thomas Klinkbeil, Michael (Shirley) Klinkbeil, and nephews, Mickey Spillane and David Klinkbeil

     His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church. The mass will be live streamed at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 4, 2021 through the parish website: www.ourladyofmercyleroy.org.  He will be laid to rest with Rachel in St. Francis Cemetery.

     Contributions in memory of William are suggested to the Parkinson's Foundation of Greater Rochester, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14620

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

helenezaremski.jpgMrs. Helene Zaremski, 94, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Helene was the daughter of the late Egnacy & Josephine (Bialas) Rembas. She is preceded in death by her husband Leo Zaremski who passed away in 1988; son-in-law Jerry Roberts, siblings, Joseph (Stella), John (Clara), Chester (Betty) Rembas, Jennie (Laverne) Spring and Jean (Norman) Reiter.

Helene retired from P.W. Minor shoe factory after 43 years. She was a member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish of Attica since 1933. Helene was a greeter for the church and served on the funeral luncheon committee. She was also a member of the Harder and O’Donnell Post #743 Ladies Auxiliary and the Happy Agers of Alexander. Helene loved playing euchre, traveling and watching the Buffalo Bills.

Surviving are her children David (Joyce) Zaremski of Batavia and Kathleen Roberts of Varysburg. Grandchildren Jason (Vanessa) Roberts of Long Valley, NJ, Heather (Vince) Phelps of Chaffee, Janelle Allen (Tom O’Neill) of Farmington and Karen (Michael) Potempa of North Tonawanda. Step-grandchildren Jeffrey (Junghwa) McGee of Houston, TX and Kevin (Shannon) McGee of LosFresnos, TX. Great-grandchildren Madison and Brody Phelps, Sydney and Noelle Roberts, Maggie and Claire Allen, Dominic Parsons and Penelope Potempa. Step-great-grandchildren Jasmine and Jaylene McGee, Keegan, William and Gunnar Dale. Great-great-grandchildren Ottis, Skyler and Keegan Jr. Dale. Along with many loving nieces, nephews and friends.   

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately for the family. 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 HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St. Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

samuelotto.jpgSamuel R. Oddo, 90 of Batavia, passed away on December 27, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Batavia, on October 19, 1930 to the late Salvatore (Antoniette Irrera) Oddo. He is preceded in death by siblings William, Nicholas and Anthony Oddo, Sara Passamonte, Angeline Oliver and Anna DiStefano.

After High School, Sam worked at Doehler-Jarvis in Batavia. In 1950 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, he was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Warner-Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia and then shipped overseas via the U.S.N.S.C.G Morton to the Philippines for his remaining two years. Sam returned home and worked at Doehler’s for 13 years until he took a job at Hub Manufacturing until 1971. The same year Sam then gambled and started his own business called Elchar Tool and Die, a mold making shop in Batavia. Four years later he started a second business in injection molding plastics called Genesee Precision Plastics. There, they would make parts for Kodak cameras and Smith Corona typewriters and word processors.

Sam’s spare time included being a devout New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan, making wine and gardening. He enjoyed spending time boating and fishing at his condo on Ostego Lake. He was a member of St. Nicholas Club, American Legion and the VFW.

Sam is survived by the love of his life and wife of 63 years Theresa (Martino) Oddo of Batavia; children, Sam (Sharon) Oddo of Batavia; Nancy (Scott) Henry of Darien; Lori (Randy) Dibble of Corfu; Robert (Sandra) Oddo of Churchville; Julie (Kelly) Boyle of Batavia; siblings, Joseph (Frances) Oddo of Batavia; Richard (Donna) Oddo of Batavia; Katherine Turchiarelli of Buffalo; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to Kidney Foundation of WNY at www.kfwny.org. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Oakfield - Eudocio Vazquez, 81 of Oakfield, passed away on Thursday, (December 24, 2020) at The Highlands at Brighton Nursing Facility in Rochester.

Mr. Vazquez was born March 20, 1939 in Salinas, Puerto Rico a son of the late Vidal (late Eugenia) Vazquez and the late Conception Rivera.

He was a former member of St. Padre Pio Parish and loved anything outside. Eudocio was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Eudocio is the husband of the late Edna (Osterstuck) Vazquez who passed away on May 7, 2020.

He is survived by his children, Anna (Joseph) Salone of Rochester, Connie (Russell Blumer) King of Batavia, Mary Davis of Batavia, Sarah Kreutz of Byron, Ashley Kreutz of Byron, and Adam Kreutz of Batavia; brothers, William Vazquez of Puerto Rico, Gabriel Vazquez, Miguel (Soraida) Vazquez, and Felipe (Rosalie) Vazquez all of Buffalo; sisters, Mina Vazquez of Puerto Rico, Lucy Garcia of Buffalo, Judith (late Bruce) Coleman of Puerto Rico, Maria (Edwin) Vazquez, Margarita Vazquez, Ana Cajigas, and Crusita Flythe all of Buffalo, and Martina (Ivan) Sanchez of Florida; a sister-in-law, Sharon Vazquez of Texas. 21 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Vazquez is preceded in death by a brother, Jose "Cookie" Vazquez; and a sister, Ada Vazquez.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Oakfield with Fr. Thaddeus Bocianowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, 6215 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100, Amherst, NY 14221.

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.

Byron - Jane  L. Ivison, age 63, of Warsaw,  passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

Jane was born Monday, November 25, 1957 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Howard R. Ivison and Arlene Rudd Ivison.

 A 1976 graduate from Byron-Bergen High School, Jane retired from the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home in 2009 as their dietary supervisor. A lifetime member of South Byron United Methodist Church, she enjoyed playing Bingo, ceramics and her lottery tickets.

She is survived by her brother; Kenneth (Carole) Ivison of Union City, Pennsylvania; her sister; Karen (late Dave) Fuller of The Villages, Florida; five nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings; Beverly Ivison and William "Bo" Ivison.

There are no prior visiting hours. A celebration of life for Jane and Bo will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Byron Fire Department, P.O. Box 210, Byron, New York 14422.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia - Edwin W. Schoenthal, 89 of Batavia passed away on Friday, (December 25, 2020) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Mr. Schoenthal was born June 4, 1931 in Alabama, a son of the late Walter and Mabel (Scharlau) Schoenthal.

Edwin graduated from Medina High School in 1949 and worked for many years at the former Genesee County Farm in Bethany. Upon the farm's closure, he began working as a Drill Press Operator at Batavia Metal Products.  A fireman for nearly 70 years, Mr. Schoenthal joined the Bethany Fire Department in 1951 where he was a life member and past chief; he was a life member and past president of the Stafford Fire Department; and a life member, former board member, and past vice president of the Alabama Fire Department where he worked bingo weekly. He received numerous awards over 7 decades in fire service including the Genesee County Fireman of the Year Award in 1968.  He was a member and past president of the Genesee County Chiefs Association; a past member of both the NYS and WNY Volunteer Firemans Associations.

Surviving along with his wife, Sally (Meisner) Schoenthal whom he married March 3, 1955 are his daughter, Judy Sanders of Batavia; grandchildren, Jeremy, Todd, Andy, Jason, and Jessie; brothers, Alan (Leticia) Schoenthal of Texas, and Lester (Janet) Schoenthal of Ontario; a sister, Gloria Lewis of Maryland. Numerous great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Ed is preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ann Long; and a grandson, Eric Fairbanks.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Edwin's Funeral Service will be held privately for his family, however will be live-streamed via the funeral home's website beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Fire Department, PO Box 798, Basom, NY 14013.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be limited to 25 people throughout the course of visitation. Please be prepared to wait outside. Face coverings and social distancing are required. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

Batavia - Joyce  L. Bassett, 87  of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Bassett was born March 23, 1933 in Warsaw, a daughter of the late Lewis Bush and Charlotte Stevens Bush.

She retired from the New York State School for the Blind as the kitchen supervisor and was the former manager at The Batavia Club. Along with her late husband, Robert, they were the original owners and proprietors of The Batavia Party House. She loved being with her family.

Joyce is the wife of the late Robert F. Bassett who passed away on April 11, 2005.

Surviving are her daughter, Stacey (William) Bradley of Batavia; her daughter-in-law, Robin Bassett of Batavia;  five grandchildren; Melissa (Chad) Maniace, Marla Bassett and Justin, Brandon and Ethan Bradley; two great-grandchildren; Brooke and Brielle Maniace along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her son, Wayne William Bassett, who passed away on February 12, 2019 and her siblings, Gerald, Homer, Wayne, Richard Bush, her twin brother Jack Bush, June Monagan, Phyllis Irwin, Diana Dumbleton and Marilyn Cristie.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.   She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. A public celebration to honor Joyce will be held during the summer at a time, date and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter,6215 Sheridan Dr #100, Buffalo, New York 14221 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Le Roy, NY - Mary Ann (Coats) Vink, loving wife, mother, Nana, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening (December 23, 2020) at the age of 63 at Le Roy Village Green Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Randy; her children, Nicole (Joel) Cleveland, Jeremy Vink, and Sarah (Craig) Freeman; her grandchildren, Brynn, Edwin, and Clark Cleveland, and Connor Freeman; her mother, Louise; her siblings, Cindy and Bob; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Hugh.
     Mary Ann was born September 8, 1957 in Scio, NY where she graduated from Scio Central School before moving to Rochester, NY. It was while working at Kodak that Mary Ann met her husband, Randy and they married on May 22, 1982. She loved her husband unconditionally and her children and grandchildren wholeheartedly. Mary Ann was witty, silly, an amazing cook, and she was a mother to so many more than just her children. Her kitchen was always open to anyone who was hungry. Those that knew Mary Ann would say her greatest passion in life was her grandchildren, and there was nothing she wouldn't do for them.
     Due to Covid restrictions, there are no plans for a memorial service at this time. 

     In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the LeRoy Food Pantry, 48 Main Street, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482.

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

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

jamescworthington.jpgJames A. Worthington, 82 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Silver Creek, NY on January 11, 1938 to the late Charles (Irene Ransom) Worthington. He is preceded in death by a brother Richard Worthington and sister Joyce Kelly.

Mr. Worthington worked for many years at Gerber Products in Fremont, MI. He was also a very talented painter and carpenter. Jim was a longtime member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and in his younger years was very involved in church societies.

Jim loved working on cars, especially with his boys and loved watching his girls play sports. He was a very hands on father that loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Harriet (Lang) Worthington whom he married on July 28, 1956; children James C. (Roberta) Worthington of Amherst, Cynthia (James Ponzi) Ward of Jamesville, NY, Jeffery (Grace) Worthington of Durham, NC, Ann Marie DiLaura of Batavia; brothers Ralph of LeRoy, Paul of Buffalo and Wesley Worthington of TN; 8 grandchildren, Charlotte, Clara, Sean, Alexa (Jacob), Cherie, Kimberly, Danielle, T.J. (Hailey); 2 great-grandchildren, Kasen and Jesse; two special nieces Marie DeFreze and Susan Johnson, along with many nieces and nephews.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 W. Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Pavilion ~ Marna J. Twichell, age 94, passed away early Wednesday morning (December 23, 2020) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     She was born August 8, 1926 at home in Chili, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Clara Daugherty Voke.

     Marna was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many.  She enjoyed bowling, golf, playing cards and doing needlepoint.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, David Twichell of Batavia, Nancy Elliott of Pavilion and Brian (Anne Ngu) Twichell of Texas; grandchildren, Eric (Belle) Elliott, Elizabeth Twichell, Joshua Pedraza (Anna) and Nicole (Otis) Thomas; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter, along with many nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert L. Twichell, sisters, Alta (Leonard) Sherman and Joan (Donald) Jacobs, son-in-law, Brian Elliott and grandson, Timothy Evan Robert Backes.

     A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Interment in the Pavilion Cemetery will be private.

     Marna's family wish to acknowledge and thank the staff of the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for their compassion and wonderful care of their mother and grandmother during her stay there.

     Contributions in memory of Marna are suggested to the Sunshine Fund at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson St., LeRoy, NY 14482

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

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

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