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farm.jpg  Larry D. Pendleton, 65, of Batavia passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Greece. He was born on March 4, 1955 in Wellsville, NY to the late Robert and Doris (Blue) Pendleton.

Larry worked for his family farm in Wellsville for many years.

There will be no prior calling hours. A private Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Senior Living 278 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

maryjgeorge.jpgMary J. George, 90, of Batavia, passed away after a short stay at Premier Genesee on January 26, 2021. She was born on April 8, 1930 in Elba, to the late Stanley and Josephine (Swiergula) Zielinski. She is predeceased by her husband, Bernard George, grandson Alan, siblings, Stella Syzmanski, Sophia Kingdom, Ann Surman and Julian Zielinski.

Mary worked for Mullen Brother’s Office Supply Store in Batavia before becoming a wife and full-time homemaker. She loved attending family events, dining out, watching Lawrence Welk and polka music. Mary enjoyed traveling whether it be a local day trip or the family trips she made to Hawaii and Australia/New Zealand. She was proud to have been a contestant for the Elba Onion Queen having personally worked in the muck for her family. Mary spent her life caring for other people and will be dearly missed.

Mary is survived by her children, Douglas (Janet) George of Suwanee, GA, Daniel George of Stafford, Patricia (Mark) Grabosky of Fairport and Christina (Steven) Brown of Webster. Grandchildren, Sidney, Eric, Ross and Tabitha, siblings, Martha Tierney of North Tonawanda, Bruno (Dorothy) Zielinski of Batavia, Helen Klinkbeil of LeRoy, Jennie Seager of Albion, Frank (Jane) Zielinski of Elba, and sister-in-law Shirley (Thomas) Edbauer of North Tonawanda, along with many nieces and nephews.  

There will be no prior calling hours, services will be held privately for the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. A Celebration of her Life will be scheduled by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to AutismUp, 50 Science Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14620. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

Batavia - Maureen Roberta Feary, 94, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, (January 27, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy.

She was born November 5, 1926 in London, England, a daughter of the late Robert Benjamin and Ethel May Rundle.

Mrs. Feary was a member of the Batavia First Presbyterian Church. She was a former employee of St. Jerome Hospital and Applied Business Systems. She was a prolific knitter and provided hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, blankets, and sweaters to many. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and reading.

She is predeceased by her husband, William T. Feary; brothers Jack Phillips and Ron Phillips; a sister, Sheila Bowthorpe Sutherland; and son-in-law, James D. German.

Surviving are her children, Maureen German of Knoxville, Tenn., Brenda (Richard) Galliford of Batavia, William T. Feary, Jr. of Batavia, Geoffrey (Maureen) Feary of Rochester, Lynn (Michael) Dobbertin of Batavia, and Nancy Feary Havens of Batavia; grandchildren, Ian (Erica) Jermy, Melanie (Dan) Grubb, Jonathan (Sharon) German, Jennifer Blaszak, Katie (Scott) Neff, Sarah (Greg) Emerson, Meredith (Mark) Szcepanski, Emma Feary, Abigail Dobbertin, and Noah Dobbertin. 11 great-grandchildren also survive.

Please note the funeral home will be restricted to 33% capacity throughout the course of visitation. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia. Maureen's funeral service will be held privately for the family. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Margaret Shannon, 87 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, (January 26, 202)1 at her home under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and her loving family.

Mrs. Shannon was born August 21, 1933 in Bartow, Florida a daughter of the late James C.  and Lucy (Johnson) Williams.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Batavia where she served as the Mother of the church. She loved the Lord and enjoyed time spent at church, singing, being with her family, and caring for children.

Margaret is the wife of the late C.B. Shannon; mother of the late Harold L. Peterson and Sandra Mays; and sister of the late J.C. Williams, Jr.

Surviving are her children, Alberta Williams of Florida, Nathaniel (Patricia) Williams of Albion, Joanie Evans of Batavia, Angela Johnson of Colorodo, and Rhonda (Mike) Thomas of Rochester, Charlene (Jerry) Saddler.  A host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Family and friends are invited to visitation on Saturday, (January 30, 2021) from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at City Church, 210 East Main Street in Batavia, where Margaret Shannon Funeral Service will be held immediately following visitation at 1:00 pm.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials on behalf of Margaret Shannon may be made to Union Bell Baptist Church, 407 Hollywood Farm Road, Stafford, Virginia 22405.  Where her grandson Clarence E. Mays serves as pastor.

Please note that the church will be restricted to 50% capacity throughout the course of visitation and the funeral service. Facial coverings and social distancing are mandatory. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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.

mdusen.jpg  Mae Louise Dusen, 91, of Batavia, NY, passed away at Premier Genesee on Thursday, January 21, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on October 19, 1929 in Batavia to Charles and Carrie (Ross) Radley.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, and her son, Richard. She was also predeceased by a sister, Angele (Peter) Weber, two brothers, Leonard (Anne) and Robert Radley, two sisters-in-law, Hazel (Tony) Mancuso and Viola (Edward) Martin, two brothers-in-law, Lloyd (Lois) and Earl (Genevieve) Dusen and a sister-in-law, Shirley Dusen.

Mae is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cathy Dusen and by two grandchildren, Lara (Jason) McKee, and Brad (Michael Bleyle) Dusen. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Danica and Colton McKee, as well as three sisters, Rose (late Irving) Warner, Fran (late Robert) Lawrence and Florence (late Howard) Taft, along with a sister-in-law, Jeanette Radley, and a brother-in-law, Robert Dusen, plus many nieces and nephews.

Mae was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be missed by all who knew her. She spent the last several years of her life at Premiere Genesee Nursing Home where staff always remarked on her sweet personality and cheerful demeanor.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service is being planned for this summer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.  (www.alz.org).  For more information, please call 585-343-8260, or 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.

Byron - Dean E.  Sharp, age 61, of Byron, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home.

Dean was born in Batavia on October 24, 1959, a son of the late Edward C. Sharp and Eva Grace Starkweather Sharp.
 
A 1977 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School, he was a member and deacon at North Bergen Presbyterian Church. Dean was very decorated, well-established and well-respected in the dairy industry winning numerous awards with Semex USA. In 1995, he was named the Outstanding Young Breeder Award, a prestigious honor in the dairy industry. He was a member of the NIOGA Holstein Association, Future Farmers of America, New York Holstein Association and served on the Western Regional Holstein Board. Dean’s life revolved around his family, grandchildren and his cows.

Dean is the husband of Carrie L. Casper Sharp. The two were married on June 10, 1983. He is also survived by his children; Jessica Sharp of Akron, Alicia (Dan) Brumsted of Bergen and Edward Sharp of Byron; grandchildren; Lila Sharp-Robinson and John Brumsted; his brother; Clifford L. (late Karen) Sharp of Byron; his sister; Diane (Stephen) Starowitz of Byron; his mother-in-law; Peggy Casper of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sister, Arlene Sharp.

There are no prior visiting hours. Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. However, those wishing may view the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday via live stream by visiting the following link: https://www.hdezwebcast.com/show/dean-e-sharp-memorial-service. A public celebration of Dean’s life will be held during the summer. He will be laid to rest in North Byron Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider memorials in Dean’s name to Carrie Sharp so his family may establish a youth dairy scholarship in his memory. 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.

Margaret (Peg) Meyer, of Corfu, passed peacefully on January 16, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Palm Harbor, Florida. Margaret was born on March 27, 1926 to Anna (Pundt) and Edward O’Neil of Batavia.  She was the second oldest of twelve children.  Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome P. Meyer and her son, Jerome P. Meyer II.  

Margaret began working as a cashier from the age of sixteen at the A&P store in Batavia, New York.  In her later years, Margaret became a dietary aide at the Erie County Home and Infirmary.  She remained active after retirement by caring for other elderly friends and volunteering in the community. 

A lifelong Catholic, Margaret was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu, New York.  She enjoyed cooking and was known for her delicious, homemade pies.  Margaret also loved gardening and volunteering for various organizations including the Salvation Army and the Corfu Volunteer Fire Department.

Margaret is survived by four children, Ann Meyer, Joan (Jerry) Austin, Jean (Edward) Kelly, and Rita (Jeffrey) Fischer, four grandchildren, Thomas Hayn, Brian Hayn, Rachel Fischer and Jeffrey Fischer.  Two sisters, Ann (Jack) Smith and Marcella (Anthony) Saracini, and three brothers, Mike O’Neil, Charles O’Neil and Edward O’Neil Jr. also survive along with several nieces and nephews.

Having led an exercise class for seniors at the Corfu Presbyterian Church for many years, Margaret will be remembered for her boundless energy and kindness toward all. Her beloved grandchildren, Rachel and Jeffrey Fischer were also an important part of her life. 

A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for January 30, 11:00 A.M. at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 18 W. Main St., Corfu, New York.  There will be no calling hours. 

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), https://www.jdrf.org/donate.  For more information, please call 585-343-8260, or 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.

cdoktor.jpg  Catherine Elizabeth Doktor, 89, of Corfu, NY passed away in her home on Saturday, January 23, 2021, after a long illness.  She was born December 19, 1931 in Batavia, NY to the late Jacob and Marion (Base) Lang.  She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard (Benny), with whom she was married just shy of 67 years.  She was also predeceased by three brothers Richard, Gerald and Andrew of East Pembroke.  

She was the loving mother of Apryle (David) Carney of Irwin PA, Robin (the late Scott) Thompson of Bergen NY, Mark (Cathy) Doktor of Corfu, and Michael (Jessica) Doktor of Corfu.  She is also survived by one brother, Robert Lang of East Pembroke, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Kate loved to garden and was proud of her beautiful flowers.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved being in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family, she made the best cabbage rolls.  She retired after 21 years as secretary at Darien Lake. She was also employed in earlier years as Program and Scheduling Coordinator for WBTA in Batavia; a job she really loved.   Kate was one of the founding members of the Cathie-Wild VFW post 9000 ladies auxiliary, and its first president.  She enjoyed playing bridge in her younger days with her girlfriends.  She was a devoted Buffalo Bills fan, and was so much fun being with during the game.  She was the best caretaker of many an ill family member, and gave of her time selflessly.  She will be deeply missed, but heaven has gained an angel.

There will be no prior calling hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. She will be laid to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish 18 West Main St. Corfu, NY 14036 or Roswell Park www.roswellpark.org.  For more information, please call 585-343-8260, or 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.

 


Judith M. Florian, 77, of Attica, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was born May 7, 1943 to the late Norman and Ruth Buil. She attended school in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Bishop McMahon High School in 1961. Judith was a devoted wife to Michael Florian. They married in 1965 and made a life in Buffalo and later settled in Corfu, NY. Michael predeceased her in May of 2012. Judith retired from the Flint Farrell Agency where she sold insurance alongside her friend Margie Chaddock.

Over the years, she enjoyed traveling the country, being a devoted mother and wife, was an avid reader, enjoyed attending church services, going out to eat and spending quality time with family and friends.

Judith is survived by her two brothers, Bill (Donna) Buil and their children Renee, Bill and Barbara and Dan (Mary Ann) Buil and their children Jason, Thomas and the late Tracy Buil. Judith has two loving sons, Scott and Darin (Tracey) Florian along with grandchildren Matthew, Amanda (Matthew) Kastelic, Noah, Joshua and Sarah Florian and great grandson Lukas Kastelic.

Judith had the biggest heart and the most loving and kind soul. Her death has left a huge void in the hearts of all who loved and appreciated her. A celebration of her life and a mass will be held in her honor at a later date.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

roberttdiemoz.jpgRobert T. Diemoz, born 4/26/37 in a small farmhouse in Alexander to the late Thomas and Pearl (Goodman) Diemoz passed peacefully Saturday Jan 23 surrounded by family in the home and legacy he leaves them, on the land he so cherished.

Bob lived in Alexander and Darien his entire life, mostly in the home he built 62 years ago.  Bob not only was a retired Correction officer but was known to many for his electric and insulation business.  He was also a past president of the Alexander School Board.  He enjoying traveling with his wife Frances, especially their annual trip to Myrtle Beach where they made many friends. He was also an avid Yankees and Bills fan. 

Bob was married to Frances Quinn for 59 years when she passed in 2017.  He is survived by his three children, Ann (John) Lavrincik (of Attica), Michael (Mary Ann) Diemoz (of Darien), Douglas (Kimberly Belle) Diemoz of CA, along with his grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Caudill, Daniel (Stacey) Smith, Joel (Liz) Diemoz, Kayla (Jeremy) Diemoz, Kimberly (Kevin) Hoffman, Emma and Grace Diemoz, and step-grandsons, Cody and Adam Lavrincik.  Also, seven great grandchildren,  a sister, Norene (Wayne) Kilburn of CT and a sister in law, Nancy (Wayne) Newton of Batavia in addition to many nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his in-laws, Albert and Rose Marie Quinn and brother in law William Quinn.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family. Mr. Diemoz will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Darien Emergency Medical Service, Inc, 10537 Alleghany Road, Darien Center, NY 1404. 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, NY 14011.

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