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theresaseweryniak.jpgTheresa J. Seweryniak, 85, of Batavia passed away peacefully, on September 5, 2021. Theresa was born on February 22, 1936 to Joseph and Stella Gomula Koziol in Batavia. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Raymond H. Seweryniak, who passed away in 2019, and brothers Edward and Joseph (Sue) Koziol.

She graduated from BHS in 1953, and earned a registered nursing degree with honors in 1956 from University of Buffalo Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. She served at Genesee Memorial and UMMC as head nurse and obstetrical supervisor where she was instrumental in starting a Prenatal Clinic. She served as a member on the Nursing Advisory Board at Genesee Community College. Theresa was a 4H leader for many years and was an accomplished crafter in needlework of all kinds, producing clothes, quilts and many china painted articles. She was also an avid gardener, cook and baker.

Theresa is survived by sons; Mark (Sue) Seweryniak of Batavia, David (Kathy) Seweryniak of Corfu, daughters; Susan (Kevin) Geer of Hamlin and Kay Bush of Batavia, along with 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 sisters Ann Stevens of West Seneca and Josie Sarac of Cheektowaga, brother-in-law Leon Seweryniak of Corfu and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 5 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish – East Pembroke Site, 8656 Church St., East Pembroke, NY 14056. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Terry’s name to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu, NY 14036. 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.

sprague_linda1-photo1.jpgLinda L. Sprague, 75 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday (September 1, 2021) at Rochester General Hospital.

She was born April 29, 1946 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Bernard and Lorraine Murphy Hoffman.

Linda was a hard worker, always willing to drop what she was doing to come help whenever needed.  She was a devout Christian and loved to sit in fellowship with family and friends. She was generous with her time and knowledge about many things. She loved to teach people new things. She loved to travel, but also loved to be a homebody. In Gracie’s words: “She sure lived a full life!” Mom’s strength and love will live on through each of us.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Laura Kreutter and brother, Charles Hoffman.

Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn (Matthew Payne) Logsdon. Sons, Nathan (Jacqueline) Kreutter and Andrew (Kari) Kreutter. Sister, Sue (Mike) Shrader. Grandchildren, CJ (Mary Kay) Kreutter, Brittany (fiance, Cody Draper) Kreutter, Amber Kreutter, Zoey Kreutter, Alex and Andy Kreutter, Kelly Kreutter, Eijah Logsdon and Grace Logsdon. Great-granddaughter, Delilah Proefrock and honorary grandson, Jacob Blanc. Sister in-law, Phyllis Hoffman. Also survived by a niece and nephews.

Funeral services will be privately held at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

oliviafmaniace.jpgOlivia Faith Maniace ( Liv, Livvy Lou) 22 of Batavia passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic with her loving family and devoted boyfriend by her side. She was born on February 10, 1999 in Batavia, NY to David Maniace and Susan (Scott) Maniace.

Olivia was a pint size ball of fire. She was the perfect blend of love, compassion, wit and sarcasm. She was a true warrior that inspired many. Olivia battled Cystic Fibrosis her entire life, received a double lung transplant in 2019 and battled post-transplant lymphoma twice. Though she endured so much in her short life, she never stopped smiling and giving to others facing challenges. Her⁹ love of life and God was infectious. Olivia managed to capture hearts in all aspects of her life, including her amazing caretakers.

Olivia loved her family fiercely, whether it was camping, playing games or boating. She loved her dog Stella and hoped to train her as a support dog.

Olivia was very active in the Cystic Fibrosis community mentoring and offering support to fellow CFers across the country. In 2018 Olivia formed her charity  Liv Luv Breathe Care packages. These packages were made with love to offer comfort and inspiration to other girls ages 13-19 facing chronic illness. On her darkest days she was still thinking of bringing light to others. 

Though her battle was immense, Olivia never stopped inspiring others. Her faith was unwavering and her biggest accomplishment was that her journey brought everyone closer to God. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by, along with her parents, a brother Kyle Maniace (Shauna Rehar), her boyfriend Joey Raziano, many aunts, uncles, cousins and her precious puppy Stella.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 4-6 pm Monday September 6, 2021at Northgate Free Methodist Church 8160 Bank St. Rd. Batavia. A Celebration of Life will also be held at Northgate at 11am on Tuesday September 7, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be dispersed to Olivia's favorite causes including her Foundation. 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.

margaretpalmer.jpgMargaret C. Palmer, 82 of Batavia, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 2, 2021 with her family by her side. Margaret was born June 28th, 1939 to Theobald and Celestine Cruess in Olean, New York.

Margaret enjoyed traveling with her husband, Anthony. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Margaret’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family. Her second favorite was playing the slots!

Faith was very important to Margaret, shown by her dedication as a Eucharistic minister, her time at crossroads house, and her decades of commitment to Notre Dame high school.  Margaret not only sent her 9 children to Notre Dame but she was also the best bingo caller Notre Dame has ever seen.

Margaret is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Anthony Palmer and her 9 children; Theresa (John) Sisson, Angela (Ken) Darch, Joe (Dawn) Palmer, Ann (Ken) Rudman, Mary (Michael) Francis, Eileen Wilcox, Dan (Karla) Palmer, Katie Palmer and Ryan (Jillian) Palmer, brother Kevin (Cathy) Cruess, 22 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, September 6, 2021 at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In Lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island dssri.org/donate. Or Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.


Edward Dean Gorton, Jr. (Ted) passed away in Venice, Florida on August 2nd, 2021, from cancer and Covid (Delta), four days before his 96th birthday. Ted was born in Batavia, New York, August 6th,1925, to Edward Dean Gorton Sr. and Kathryn Mae Lucid. He was the youngest of four siblings: Frances Mary, James Edward, and Joan Celia. Ted joined the navy as a member of the occupational force in Japan at the end of WW2. He again saw action in the Korean War where he served as a 2nd lieutenant on the aircraft carrier, the USS Ticonderoga. After service he graduated from Colgate University and Purdue University with degrees in Business and Economics. Ted joined the Naval reserve where he served for several decades in Naval Intelligence, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Ted started his career at Scott & Bean in Batavia and rapidly progressed with Eaton Yale and Towne, Wheelabrator Equipment and Machine, and Geneva Business Brokers. Ted ended his career at age 75 as a business consultant and accountant in South Bend, Indiana. Ted, along with his wife of 56 years, Patricia Gorton, spent the last 25 living in Venice, FL. Together they traveled extensively throughout the US, all the seven seas, every major continent except Antarctica, and so many countries that they lost count. Ted worked and lived in Santa Barbara, CA, San Mateo, CA, South Bend, IN, and Venice, FL. As a private pilot Ted amassed over 12,000 hours flying Bonanzas and other vintage aircraft throughout his 70 years of flying. As for golf, no matter how aged or slow he swung his clubs he always managed to beat his sons. Ted wrote a cookbook and played bridge monthly until the last weeks of his life. In every sense of the word, Ted was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation.”  

Family and friends alike would characterize Ted as an independent soul; he was extremely knowledgeable, having benefited from his diverse experiences and his prodigious reading; and it was fair to say he was financially frugal. Ted was predeceased by his wife Patricia Gorton ( in picture with Ted), his ex-wife and mother of his children, Barbara Cole, and his daughter Kathryn Mae (Tom) Thompson. He is survived by five children: Gloria Casey, Su Yates, and Ty (Bonnie), Jeff, and Mark (Sue) Gorton, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In honor of Ted and Pat Gorton, the family would like to thank the friends and neighbors of Waterford, giving special thanks to Jennifer (Physical Agility), Winona (Bright Day Care), Norman McClellan (American Legion), and Paul and the ‘Bridge Boys’; your continued kindnesses made this loving couple feel special, right up to the very end. Ted and Pat, Dad and Mom, Grandpa and Nana, you will be missed!  A memorial service for Ted and Pat will be held at 12:30pm, September 14th, at the Sarasota National Cemetery, with a Celebration of Life following the service.

Patrick Morris, 61, of Batavia passed away on Monday August 23, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut on October 7, 1959.

He is survived by a daughter; Crystal Chambers of CT.

Funeral Services will be private. Patrick will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

paulfrobbins.jpegPaul F. Robbins, 74 of Attica, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1947 in Warsaw, to the late Carl (Lila Stapleton) Robbins. He is preceded in death by his oldest grandchild, Brian Robbins and brother Albert Robbins.

Paul was a proud United States Army Veteran. He worked for Westinghouse before going on to retire from Ed Arnold Scrap Metal. Paul was an avid hunter.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen M. (Reiss) Robbins, son, Michael (Megan) Robbins, daughter Jennifer (James) Robbins all of Attica; 5 grandchildren, Jaelyn, Jerald, Carissa, Allen and Kristopher, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest at 11:00 AM with Military Honors on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 MainStreet, Attica, New York 14011.

Lorraine F. Siuta Hough, 75, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away on Thursday, (August 26, 2021). Until 2017 Lorraine had been a lifelong resident of Genesee County she spent the last 4 years in North Carolina with her daughter and family after the passing of her beloved husband, Douglas A. Hough.

Lorraine was born August 3, 1946 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Pirro) Siuta.

Lorraine retired from United Memorial Medical Center where she worked in the ambulatory surgery department. Before that, while her daughter was in school she worked part time at Alexander Central School as a cashier in the lunch room. She was well loved by the kids. Lorraine was a lifelong member of Batavia Assembly of God church and very involved in many programs at the church during her years there. She served her church in many ways; for many years she taught Sunday school, ran the Missionettes girls club, helped run the Sunday school dept, and sang in the church choir. When she moved to NC, she joined Zamar Church in Lancaster, SC and made many new friends these last 4 years. When the doors were open, she was there. She served the Lord her whole life and loved his church and his people. Always active she was part of a “neighborhood” ladies bible study as well.  

She is survived by her daughter, Lynne (Scott) Herr of Waxhaw, NC, her grandson Noah Herr of Waxhaw. Her brother, Raymond (Deborah) Siuta of Wyoming, NY. Her stepdaughter Sarah VanPragg of Albany, NY. Nephews Ray (Lisa) Siuta and Erik (Ashley) Siuta; 2 great-nieces Ella and Maddie Siuta and 2 step grandsons Devin and Reilly Van Pragg. Brothers-in-law Henry Hough, Paul (Dawn) Hough; sisters-in-law Donna Hough, Rosemary Nobles, Stella Howe, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Douglas A. Hough and her sister Doris A. Siuta.

Due to illness in the family, Lorraine's services will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either one of these charities Lorraine sponsored: Care-A-Van Ministries, PO Box 1611, Batavia NY 14021 (community outreach) or Batavia Assembly of God Church, 24 N. Spruce Street Batavia, NY 14020. Attn: BAG kids area transformation and remodel. (She and her husband Doung, loved to teach Sunday school with young kids.).

Arrangements have been 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.

Mildred C. Stambach, 97, of Batavia passed away on Sunday August 29, 2021 at the Seneca Health Care Center. She was born in Batavia on March 3, 1924 to the late Edward and Louise (Brundage) Allen. In addition to her parents, Mildred is predeceased by her husband; William Stambach who passed away in 1978; siblings Edward Allen, Freeling Allen, Gloria Allen, Florence Wood and Arlene Allen.

Mildred graduated from St. Joseph’s School, Batavia High School and Eastman School of Dental Hygiene. She worked for many years for Dr. Marchese in Batavia. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Summerdale Junction Restaurant and Motel in Harrisburg, PA, along with managing many other restaurants in NYC for years. Her family will be remembered as The Flying Allen’s, a hot air balloon company. She enjoyed traveling, having traveled to every state in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. Mildred also was a part of the history of the early explorers and loved to volunteer at St. Joseph’s Church.

She is survived by her dear nieces; Karen (Christopher) Miller and Millie Pasch; many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters in law and brothers in law, good friends and her Dunkin Donuts friends.

Funeral Services will be private. Mildred will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish (St. Joe’s) 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


Cynthia F. Davis, 66, of Knob Noster, Missouri, formerly of Corfu, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. 

Cynthia was born on July 2, 1955, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Herbert H. Froebel and Joanne Hahn Ferguson. She was a 1973 graduate of Pembroke Central School. A veteran of the Cold War, Cynthia proudly served for over 20 years in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant  Her favored pastimes were painting, crocheting, tatting and spinning but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Cynthia is survived by her mother Joanne Ferguson, her children Dale (Dana) Davis, Noel (Katrisha) Davis and Dana (Morgan Hardman) Davis; grandchildren Erin, Gaiya, Eric, Aaron and a new grandson on the way; siblings Herbert (Cindy) Froebel, Elizabeth (Brian) Miller and Robert (Amy) Froebel. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Burial with full military honors will take place Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Western New York National Cemetery, Indian Falls Road, Corfu, NY.

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