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Clifton Springs - Robert M. O'Geen, 52 of Clifton Springs passed away on Sunday, (May 9, 2021) as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Mr. O'Geen was born June 8, 1968 in Batavia, a son of Janet (Hamilton) O'Geen of Batavia and the late Russell O'Geen.

He was a former parishioner of St. Anthony's Church in Batavia and a member of the Big M Gun Club in Clifton Springs. Rob loved most things outdoors, especially boating, fishing, hunting, and golfing - where he was known to snap a club or two on occasion. With a non-stop sense of humor and infectious personality Rob could light up any room. He will be remembered for his happy go-lucky attitude and his ability to poke fun at anyone, especially his nieces and nephews.

Along with his mother, Rob is survived by his wife, Lisa (Switzer) O'Geen of Clifton Springs; brother, Todd (Laura) O'Geen of Clarence Center; sisters, Dorie (Gerry) Leitten of Bloomfield, and Kathy (Greg) Leitten of LeRoy; parents-in-law, Robert and Emily Switzer of Bath; brother-in-law, Robert (Pamela) Switzer of Canandaigua; sisters-in-law, Robin (Tom) Mike of Hammondsport, and Christine Switzer of Rochester. Several nieces and nephews along with his beloved dog, Tucker also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, (May 13, 2021)  from 3 to 8:00 pm  at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main St. in Batavia.  Robert 's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 am on Friday, (May 14, 2021) from St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia, Fr. Thaddeus Bocianowski officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 pm on Saturday, (May 15, 2021) in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Happy Tails, 2976 Co Rd 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.  

Please note the funeral home will be restricted to 50% maximum occupancy throughout the course of visitation. Facial coverings and social distancing will be required.

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

Graveside Services for Jon N. Roblee, age 45, who passed away on March 1, 2021, after a long battle with cancer, at Buffalo General Medical Center will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Machpelah Cemetery, 71 North Street, LeRoy, NY.

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

Tony M. Vanille, entered into rest unexpectedly on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the age of 62.
Born on December 8, 1958 in Denison, Texas, Tony was a son of John N. Vanille and Nancy R. (Bush) McHugh. He was a graduate of Medina High School and went on to be the owner/operator of Tony’s Sewing Machine Repair Service for many years. A social person, Tony was a friend to many. He enjoyed playing euchre at the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club and was also involved in racing. Tony was an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. He was also a fan of John Wayne, loved listening to music and was a phenomenal pizza maker. Above all, Tony adored his grandchildren, who affectionately referred to him as “Papa Tony”.

Survivors include his wife, Jemalen Vanille; three daughters, Jeanna (Tristan) Leuer; Tiffany Vanille (fiancé, Adam Finkney) and Gabriella (Justin) Loebel; four grandchildren, Griffin Leuer, Autumn Finkney, Freyja Darroch, Levi Loebel; his mother, Nancy McHugh; siblings, Angela Gross-Neal, John D. Vanille, Martin Vanille, Monica (Ray) Hartenberg and Mary (Jason) Clifton; also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, John N. Vanille.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Sunday, May 23rd from 2:00–5:00 p.m. at Stone Hollow Farm, 3807 Stone Road, Middleport, NY 14105. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations in Tony’s memory be made to a memorial fund to help with his grandchildren’s college education at https://gofund.me/e64fcab1. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

George F. Cond IV, 50, of Batavia passed away on May 5, 2021. He was born on October 15, 1970 in Batavia to the late George F. Cond III and the late Linda (Conibear) Cond.

George worked as a landscaper for Maple Ridge Landscaping in Corfu for many years. He enjoyed building models, especially model tractor trailers, riding his 3 wheeled bike, woodworking and car racing.

He is survived by his brother; James (Courtney) Cond; uncles William (Bonnie) Conibear, Charles (Kathy) Conibear and Fred (Debbie) Cond; nieces Riley and Kaleigh, along with many cousins and friends.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday May 15, 2021 from 10:30AM-12:30PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:30PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home.

The funeral home will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association www.stroke.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.

marthashepardrimmer.jpgMartha Shepard-Rimmer, 65 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2021 surrounded by her family at Gateway Home in Attica. She was born on August 11, 1955 in Batavia to the late Allen (Barbara Orlowski) Shepard.

Martha is a Batavia High School and Genesee Community College graduate. She is a United States Air Force Veteran and retired from NYS Department of Corrections. Martha was an animal lover, accomplished horse rider, she rescued many dogs, cats, birds and a horse.

She is survived by her beloved husband Jonathan E. Rimmer of Batavia, step-sons Daniel W. (Linda) Rimmer of Pittsford, Timothy M. (Anne Tatarsky) Rimmer of Rochester, grandchildren Reagan and Carter Rimmer.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

Dorothy M. Bish (nee Kula) known to all as “Cookie”, 79, of Pembroke, entered into rest on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in the presence of her family.

Cookie was born November 19, 1941, in Buffalo and was a native of Black Rock. She loved Unity Island (formerly Squaw Island), The Niagara River, Niagara Falls and any source of water in general. She was an avid news reader and weather buff. Cookie enjoyed frequenting different diners and was extremely fond of her Native American friends, their customs and culture. She enjoyed reminiscing and loved all holiday card giving. If there was a holiday, she had a card for it and you were sure to receive one!

Cookie was one of five children of the late Paul and Florence (Fisher) Kula. She was preceded in death by her brothers Ronald and Paul, Jr., sister Joyce Kula and her cherished grandson James N. Grodem.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Charles Bish, son Ronald (Kelly) Bish, daughter Robin (Peter) Grodem, sister Paulette Hastie, brother and sister-in-law Donald and Mary “Meme” Bish, and grandchildren, Samantha Grodem and Alex and Adam Bish.

No prior visitation per her wishes. Interment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, NY on May 12th at Noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and luncheon at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 5571 Crittenden Road, Akron, NY on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY

LeRoy ~ Mary G. DeMarco, age 64, of West Main Street, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday (May 2, 2021) at the Premier Genesee Center in Batavia.

     She was born January 12, 1957 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Harriett VanDerMark Buckley and Walter Buckley.

     Mary will be remembered as a loving sister, aunt and dear friend, who was virtually a second mother to all her nieces and nephews.  Love for family was great.  Mary was a member of the Living Waters Church and attended a weekly Bible study group. 

     She is survived by her sisters, Ella Bucherio, Donna (Glen) Gilbert, Judy (Burton) Adams and Barbara (Thomas) Rowe; brother-in-law, Ernie Baker, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

     In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her sister, Linda Baker and brother-in-law, Phil Bucherio.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Services and interment in Mumford Rural Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

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


Batavia – George B. Van Nest, age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 under the care of his family and HomeCare & Hospice.

George was born November 4, 1939, in Trenton, New Jersey to the late David S. and Alice (Bitner) Van Nest.  He was also preceded in death by an older brother, David F. Van Nest.

George served in the United States Navy out of Mayport, Florida.   He served primarily on the USS Shangri-La (CV-38) as a jet mechanic and plane captain. He served during the US Naval blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He later worked for Mettler Instrument Company for over 30 years. This job brought him to Batavia.  He worked on intricate scales used in hospitals and quality control laboratories as a service technician, later becoming a regional service manager.  When he retired from that position, he worked for the City of Batavia for 10 years in the Bureau of Water and Waste Water.

Spending time with family and friends was special to him.  George enjoyed camping in his vintage Winnebago motor home and enjoyed staying at the Thousand Islands and Letchworth State Park with his family and friends for many years.   He camped with the Winnebago at Watkins Glen International to share the race with his son and members of the family.  He loved being outdoors and working on his classic vehicles.  He rode his Harley motorcycle for many years and had fun with the people he met at Stan's Harley Davidson.  His choice of transportation and fun for many years was his bicycle.  He especially loved riding it at the Jersey Shore on Long Beach Island for other family vacations and for doing a road clean-up frequently on the highway where he lived.   

George was friendly, and always willing to serve however possible.  He was continually "fixing things" and loved the challenge of a repair job and often was the first to offer assistance.  He was a long time member of the BPOE Elks Lodge in Batavia; the Genesee County Chapter of (HOG) Harley Owners Group and the YMCA.  For many years he served the Lord at St. Paul Lutheran Church in several roles including usher and communion assistant. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Stilwell) Van Nest and their two loving children and spouses:  George S. (Veronica) Van Nest of Clarence, NY and Betsey (Christopher) Reigle of Hilton, NY  and their four grandchildren: Alison E. Reigle, Laura A. Reigle; Jordan E. Van Nest and Tyler N. Van Nest. He is also survived by one brother, Kenneth J. (Janet) Van Nest of Trenton, NJ; and one brother-in-law, Nicholas Stilwell of Trenton, NJ and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services have been postponed and will be announced at a future date. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in George’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

The announcement of a loved one’s passing is never something one wants to do.  So, it is with great sadness, and yet also joy that she is now at rest, that Margaret Jean Price (Jean), our mother, grandmother, aunt, passed into the hands of Our Lord on April 22, 2021 at age 95.  She spent her last days at Crossroads House, in Batavia, New York, where she had volunteered for 18 years.

She was born on October 31, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan to Charles A. and Isabelle R. Jackson.  Jean knew she wanted to be an Occupational Therapy while quite young, and went to Cass Technical High School for Occupational Therapy in the early 1940’s in Detroit, Michigan.  She continued to Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) and became one of the earliest OT’s in the country.  She met her future husband, Arthur Burke Price, at Youth Fellowship, and they married September 7, 1948, at the Chapel of Martha and Mary, built by Henry Ford, in Willow Run, Michigan.

Jean and Arthur moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Arthur taught electrical engineering at Indiana Institute of Technology.  They had 6 children before moving to Byron, New York in 1967: Margaret Jean, Charles Arthur, David Lee, Dale Robert, Kenneth Allen and John Burke.

Jean and Arthur were avid boaters, and belonged to the Oak Orchard Yacht club on Lake Ontario.  They were very active in the leadership of the club, helping to build it when it moved to a new location. Jean was the first female officer and was an honorary member until her passing.  Boating was something that our family did not do, but lived.  We lived on our boat, from Easter to Halloween, some years.  Jean and Art would take their children on trips around Lake Ontario, the Thousand Islands, or “up” the Rideau waterway. 

Jean loved to travel and she would take her family on a trip every summer. These were memorable and a wonderful way for her children and grandchildren to be together, while living many states apart during the rest of the year.  She took us to the Middle East, Scotland, Canada, California, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Arkansas, and many more places.  They were all places she had been to and wanted to share, or places she always wanted to see.  What a wonderful legacy to leave her family.

Jean worked at many hospitals and nursing homes as an Occupational Therapist.  She last worked at the VA Medical Center in Batavia, New York.

After retiring (at age 70), she started volunteering at Crossroads House, a comfort home for the dying.  She volunteered there for 18 years, before “retiring” from there at age 92!  She was very proud of this facility and its caring, loving staff and volunteers.  She cared for residents who were in their last days, and the families that came and went.  Duties could include changing beds, feeding residents, vacuuming or washing dishes.  But they also included caring for family members, cooking for them, praying with them, laughing with them.  Jean spent her last days there herself, and her family, who always knew what a wonderful place Crossroads House is, discovered that they had previously known little of how much love and care Crossroads provides.

Jean was a caregiver for her entire life, caring for her younger twin, her children and husband, her patients and anyone else who needed it.  She was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elba, New York, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, Elder and Memorial Secretary.

She was a very talented lady, having skills and talents which included woodworking, needle arts, drawing and painting, and gardening.  She enjoyed fixing things and was quite proud when able to “jury rig” something so that something which was not working, now worked.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur (1979), and her sons, Dale (1957), David (2000) and Charles (2015).  Siblings Isabelle Susan (late Percival) Flotte, George A. (late Beth) Jackson, and twin brother, James Jackson.

Jean is survived by her daughter Margaret (late Robert) Hayes, daughter-in-law Katherine (late David), and sons Kenneth (Ann) Price, John (Kari Simonetti) Price. She has 8 beloved grandchildren, Robert Hayes, Krystyna (Dan) Paradise, Ada Price, Heather Price, Christopher Price, Kip Price (Heather), Nata Price and Callum Price, and many nieces and nephews.  Jean also has a surviving sister-in-law, Barbara (late Don) Price.

Services will be held at a later date at The First Presbyterian Church in Elba. In lieu of flowers, Jean has requested donations to Elba Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 188, Elba, New York 14058 and to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Jean’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Elba - David A. Clark, 75 of Elba met the Lord on Wednesday, (May 5, 2021) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Mr. Clark was born December 1945 in Buffalo, a son of the late Melvin and Elizabeth (Harvey) Clark.

He leaves behind his wife of 42 years Shirley Clark (Burkard), his daughter Evelyn and her husband Nick Pangrazio of Byron, a granddaughter Julia Pangrazio, two grandsons Zachary Keighron and Lucas Stucchio both of Buffalo.

David and Shirley grew up in Tonawanda. While in high school, they dated then went their separate ways, years later they reunited and married in 1978. David was a machinist. He was an Honorable man and loved his family very much. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace Dave.

At Dave's request, there will be no visitation or services. 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.




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