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Medina - Patricia  J.  Hendershott-Matthews, 85, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Orchard Rehab and Nursing Center in Medina.

She was born  August 4, 1935 in Albion, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jenny Tuttle Monagan.

She worked as a lab technician for Eastman Kodak in Rochester for many years and was an avid motorcycle rider and was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and The Elba Elegants. While she resided at Orchard Manor Nursing Home she served as the president of the resident council, an honor she was very proud of.  A longtime fan and former season ticket holder for the Buffalo Bills, she loved the outdoors and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley.  She enjoyed singing karaoke, playing Bingo and card games, especially euchre and skip-bo.

Patricia is the wife of Douglas R. Hendershott Sr. who passed away on April 21, 1991.

She is survived by her children; Susan (Karl) Slate of Batavia, Douglas R. (Debra) Hendershott, Jr. of Oakfield, Kevin (Barbara) Hendershott Sr. and Thomas (Christine) Hendershott, both of the Town of Alabama, NY; son-in-law, Thomas Pillo of Batavia,16 grandchildren; Jennifer Gangi, Eric (Juan) Slate, Daniel Gangi, Jaimee (Cory) Coles, Barbara Hendershott, Patricia (Pedro) Diaz , Douglas Hendershott III, Kevin (Courtney) Hendershott, Jr., Mathew (Elise) Hendershott, David (Nastia) Hendershott, Jessica (Josh) Maskell, Darcy Hendershott, Steven Maskell, Mack Marinaccio, Keith Pillo and Kristina Simon ; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law; Betty Monagan of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her children; Catherine (late Doug) Hendershott-Donnelly, Keith (late Sandra) Hendershott and Sherryl A. Pillo and her siblings; Henry, William, Thomas and Albert Monagan, Mary Demmer, Lorraine Kinney, Bertha Dibble, Evelyn Hale and Ida Townsend.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021  from 4:00 pm  to 7:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where her funeral services will follow immediately at 7 p.m. She will be laid to rest on Thursday morning at 10 am in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or to the Activities Fund at Orchard Rehab and Nursing Center, 600 Bates Road, Medina, New York 14103.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Robert  J.  Chatt, age 82, of Batavia  passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Chatt was born July 2, 1938 in Batavia, New York a son of the late Peter Chatt and Mildred Sprague Chatt.

Robert was a longtime employee at the Genesee County Highway Department and United States Army Veteran.

Surviving are  his wife of 62 years, Shirley R. Campbell Chatt; his children, Robert M. (Becky) Chatt Oakfield, Lori A. (Michael) Brooks of Florida, Brett R. (Patty) Chatt of South Carolina and Christy R. (Sean) Cramer of Florida; his daughter-in-law, Terry Chatt of Buffalo. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sons, Wade A. Chatt in 2011 and Scott A. Chatt in 2013 and his siblings, Marion (Richard) Long, Gloria (Robert) Lang, Peter (Elsie) Chatt, Raymond Chatt and Beatrice (Wayne) Kjos.

There are no prior calling hours. Graveside services, with military honors will be held on Friday, June 4th at 11 a.m. at Western New York National Cemetery, 1254 Indian Falls Road, Corfu, New York 14036.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church, 8020 Bank Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Batavia - Clifford  F. Shultz, Sr. age 55, of Batavia  passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, following a brief illness.

He was born December 20, 1965 in Batavia and is predeceased by his father, Gary L. Shultz and his step-mother Kathleen "Cookie" M. Hicks Shultz.

Cliff enjoyed going to Genesee Speedway to watch the races and was a fan of the Buffalo Bills. He loved to go fishing with his boys and spending time with his granddaughters.  

He is survived by his sons, Clifford F. Shultz, Jr. and Christopher Shultz, both of Batavia; mother of his children; Michele Shultz of Batavia; granddaughters, Giavanna and Harper Shultz and his sister, Angela Doran Bristol, Tennessee. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021  from 4:00 pm  to 7:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where his Celebration of Life will follow visitation immediately at 7:00 pm. He will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

lubecki_robert_-_photo2.jpgRobert M. Lubecki, 74 of Akron, passed away suddenly on Friday (May 28, 2021) at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY.

He was Born October 30, 1946 in Buffalo, a son of the late Edward and Charlotte Konka Lubecki.

Mr. Lubecki was employed as a supervisor for Harrison Radiator in Lockport prior to his retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Maria Lubecki. Children, Scott (Judy) Lubecki, Michelle Lubecki, Kirk Lubecki and Jennifer King. Grandchildren, Angelica, Gabriella, Andrew, Kelsey, Kirk Jr., Ramsey, Ryan and Courtney. Brothers, Richard and John Lubecki. Also survived by nieces and nephews, especially Robin (Mark) Owen.

He was the brother of the late Geraldine Lubecki.

Family and friends are invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (June 2nd) from 1-3pm and 5-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. A funeral service will be held Thursday, 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pioneer Cemetery.

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.

 

 

herbertschmieder.jpgHerbert Schmieder, 92 of Alexander, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2021. 

Herbie was born September 7, 1928 to the late George and Rosa (Beck) Schmieder and was a lifelong resident of Alexander. As a child, he attended the Cobblestone School until the new school was built in 1939 across the street. It was there that he met and fell in love with his wife of 70 years, Anita Welker. They married in 1948 and went on to have 5 children. Upon graduation from Alexander High School, he trained as a mason. He was a highly sought-after bricklayer whose work is prolific throughout Genesee County. He was known for his precision and work ethic.

Herbie’s family will always remember him for his kind heart, gentle spirit, sense of humor, love of family and friends and his famous Doodlebug rides.

Herbie was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings Hilda (Carlton) Lippold, Fred (Marilyn) Schmieder, Arnold (Betty) Schmieder, George Schmieder, Paul Schmieder, Erma (Fran) Andre, and Shirley Plescia.

He is survived by his children, David Schmieder, Rosalie (Ken) Lyons, Priscilla (Nicholas) Di Risio, Robert (Mary Jo Schilling) Schmieder, Doreen Tambe, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005 or to the church. 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.

Batavia - Marilyn B. Thurau, 89 of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (December 21, 2020) at Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia.

Mrs. Thurau was born January 21, 1931 in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Franklin and Catherine (Havelaar) Brown.

Marilyn was a graduate of Batavia High School and thereafter the State University College for Teachers at Buffalo. She taught Elementary Art in the Batavia School System in the 1950s. She was a bridal consultant at C.L. Carr Department Store from 1981-1988.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal church, a past member of the Altar Guild, past member of the Vestry, and former Sunday School teacher. A past member of the Genesee Memorial Hospital League and past member of the YWCA Board of Directors.

Marilyn is the wife of the late Don M. Thurau; mother of the late Sara (late Ray) Rogers; and sister of the late Joan (late Dean) Dymond.

She is survived by her daughters, Beth (Bernard) Newhard of South Dennis, Mass., and Carrie (Eric) Kress of Livonia; grandchildren, Abigail, Samantha, and Erin Kress, Bridget and Patricia Newhard, and Terese Rogers.

There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend Marilyn's Funeral Service at 11:00 am on Thursday (June 3, 2021) at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street in Batavia. Mrs. Thurau will be laid to rest in the St. James Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Arrangements for Marilyn 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.

Batavia - Mary Hart Kelly, 91 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, (March 10, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility in LeRoy.

Ms. Kelly was born August 29, 1929 in Tionesta, Forest County, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Bernard Matthew Kelly and Katherine (Hart) Kelly.

In 1933 her family moved back to B.M. Kelly’s hometown, Ellicottville, New York.  Mary attended Ellicottville High School, graduating in 1947.  She attended Villa Maria College (now part of Gannon University) graduating with a BS in Education in 1951. She taught Home Economics in Ripley,  Ellicottville, and Batavia, New York, where she retired in 1984. She spent most summers traveling the world, while taking advanced courses in Spanish, History and English Literature.  

She was an avid skier, into her early 80’s, having learned while in high school, on Greer Hill in Ellicottville.  Her home in the Batavia area was in Seven Springs Country Club. She was instrumental in starting the family camp on Brennan Road, Ellicottville.  For many years she spent her winters on the QEII and the new Queen Mary, on trips to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, India, Dubai, and South Africa.

While at home she enjoyed life with her beloved Labradors, family and friends. Mary was an avid quilter, and soft toy maker.  Many people still cherish her sewn goods.

She attended church at St. Joseph’s in Batavia and Holy Name of Mary parish in Ellicottville.

She is survived by her younger brother Joseph B. Kelly, nieces and nephews; Mark (Catherine) Kelly, Joan (Doug) Pike, Beth (John) Cotton, Brian (Terry) Kelly, Sara Kelly, Kathy Blackford, Sean (Karen) Kelly, and Aileen (Mark) Smith plus 12 great nieces and nephews and 4 grand nieces and nephews.

Mary is Preceded in death by her older brother Bernard M Kelly, Jr.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Friday (June 4, 2021) from 12 to 1 pm at Holy Name of Mary, 22 Jefferson Street in Ellicottville. Mary's Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 1 pm. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Ellicottville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Name of Mary Church in Ellicottville.  

Arrangements for Mary 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.

mertens_robert_bruce_-_photo.jpegRobert Bruce Mertens, 85 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (April 22, 2020) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

He was born June 9, 1934, a son of the late George and Mary Johnson Mertens.

Bruce as he was known by so many people was the owner of Merts Wholesale Auto Parts in Akron.  Bruce had served his country with the U.S. Army from 1954-1956.  He was a longtime member of the Akron Newstead Rotary Club and was also a member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed collecting stamps and coins and was an avid history buff.

He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Mertens and son, Michael Mertens.

Surviving are his children, Robert (Patti) Mertens of Buffalo, Deborah (Michael) Kiel of Cheektowaga, Todd (Laurie Ann) Mertens of Cheektowaga and Patricia (late Walter) Sherron of Richmond, VA. Daughter in-law, Ginny Mertens of Arizona. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Saturday (June 5th), 11:00am at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Bloomingdale Rd., Akron, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New York State Veterans Home Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

 

 

Bergen - Marjorie Mae Busmire, 80 of Bergen, passed away on Wednesday, (May 26, 2021) at Harris Hill Nursing Home in Williamsville.

Mrs. Busmire was born February 13, 1941 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Neva (Gage) Johnson.

She was an active member of the Bergen United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 575 Ladies Auxiliary where she was Past President. Marjorie worked for a time at the Viking Valhalla and the Byron-Bergen High School Cafeteria. She was a hairdresser and a member of the former Helping Hands Sunshine Club of Bergen. Mrs. Busmire was a Girl Scout Leader for a time and a volunteer at the Gilliam-Grant Community Center where she amassed over 3000 volunteer hours.

Marjorie is the wife of  the late Harris Arthur Busmire, Sr. and sister of the late Marie Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Annette (Gene) Boldt of South Byron, and Harris A. Busmie, Jr. of Bergen; a grandson, Jacob (Ashley) Kuczynski of North Chili; three great-grandchildren, Abraham, Madelyn, and Micah Kuczynski; siblings, Frederick Johnson of Le Roy, Judith (late William) Zirbes of Rochester, and Walter (Mary) Johnson of Le Roy; a sister-in-law, Patricia (late Howard) Busmire of Bergen; brothers-in-law, Richard (Kay) Busmire of Liberty, S. Carolina, Richard (Joyce) Sands of Bergen, and Donald (Reba) Sands of Rochester. She is also survived by her grand fur babies, Andy, Crista, and Zoey.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, (May 30, 2021)  from 1 to 4 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Avenue in Bergen.  Marjorie 's Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 4:00 pm. Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bergen United Methodist Church, PO Box 216, Bergen, New York 14416 or the Harris Hill Nursing Home - Journeys Fund, 2699 Wherle Drive, Williamsville, New York 14221. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

January 27, 1931 – May 24, 2021

Duane Lee Squires, 90, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away on May 24, 2021.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Paul L. Squires and Nellie Glidden Squires.

He was a graduate of Batavia High School, Class of 1949, and attended Edison Tech in Rochester, N.Y. He served a four-year apprenticeship in the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasters International Union and worked in the trade until 1954 when he cofounded Manning and Squires Co., which later became Manning Squires Hennig Co. Inc., and where he presided as president until 1996.

He was a member of the New York State Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, Rochester Builders Exchange, past president of the Byron, N.Y., Kiwanis Club, a graduate assistant for Dale Carnegie, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He was known for his love of people, his integrity, his labored attention to detail and the neighborhood squirrels which he fed daily. He was an easy acquaintance to all and cared deeply for others. As a closet novelist, he filled numerous binders with hundreds of short stories of his life’s experiences. A modern day romantic, he serenaded the love of his life on a daily basis and showered her with love for 68 years.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Shultz); sisters, Jean Dudley of Batavia, N.Y. & Donna Krause of Bergen, N.Y.; four children, Douglas (Karen) of Charlotte, N.C., Gary (Catherine) of Churchville, N.Y., David (Judy) of Maricopa, Ariz., & Sandy (Stewart) of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Brad, Brenda (Nate) Nord, Jacob, Adam (Fia), Matt (Chelsea), Ashley (Colin) McCabe, Pat (Carly), Selena, Josh, & Skylar; & great-grandchildren, Ryann, Avery, Beckett, Finn, Damian, Hugh, Gus, Ruby, Savonne, & Shanice.

Visitation is planned for 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach, immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to the Parkinson’s Association at www.parkinson.org.

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