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A Celebration of Life for David H. Stearns, who passed away on March 23, 2020, will be held Sunday August 15th from 12:00 to 4:00 at the Godfrey's Pond Clubhouse.

LeRoy ~ Lynn M. McKeown, age 72, of Church Street, passed away Tuesday evening (Aug. 3, 2021) at Unity Hospital of Rochester.

     She was born November 30, 1948 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Earl and Mary O'Geen MacCowan.

     Lynn was a graduate of LeRoy High School and obtained her Associate's degree from GCC.  She was a licensed beautician, who had her own business on Main Street and also worked out of her home.  Among her other jobs, she worked locally as a supermarket cashier and in the meat department as well as a bartender.  She was a lifetime Moose member and an officer of the women's chapter.

     Lynn will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a great cook, who loved reading and social media.

     She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 53 years, George McKeown; her children, Tim (Beth) McKeown and Lori (John) Fisher; grandchildren, Dakota McKeown, Rachel and Danielle; brother, William (JoAnne) MacCowan, along with many nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Robert "Bozo" MacCowan, Bruce MacCowan and Marie Francis.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     Contributions in memory of Lynn are suggested to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, N.Y.  14450

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

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

Holley - Alvin S.  Cain, age 84, of Holley passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Elderwood at Brockport.
Mr. Cain was born Saturday, December 5th, 1936 in Akron, a son of the late Cleo D. Cain Sr. and Helen Garrison Cain.
He graduated from Oakfield-Alabama Central School where he was a member of the wrestling team. Following graduation, he worked in the mines at the U.S. Gypsum plant, eventually moving to the power plant. From there he worked for 25 years at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, where he retired as a supervisor. Following his retirement, both he and his late wife Martha become quite "tech savvy" and converted their favorite vinyl records onto their computer compiling quite an extensive library of "oldies" and Christmas music for his family. He and Martha also enjoyed working on their home and tending to their gardens. He liked old cars, watching NASCAR on television and riding his dirt bike. A gifted woodworker, he enjoyed creating many items for his home and family including wooden baby cradles. The Clarendon Historical Society has collected many of his pieces and currently has them displayed in their museum. Along with his family, he enjoyed attending events where the Ghostriders would appear. His family would always look forward to family reunions where he would fly one of his "big kites".
Alvin is the husband of Martha J. Smith Cain who passed away on December 28, 2012.
Surviving are his son; Patrick C. (Late Vicki) Cain of Lyndonville; his granddaughters; Brittany (Fiancé Derek Szwarc) Cain of Lyndonville and Monica (Fiancé Stephen Herbeck) Cain of North Tonawanda; his siblings; Gary (Late Loretta) Cain of East Pembroke, Audrey (Late Earl) Cain of Indian Falls, Gail Cain  of Oakfield and Gaye (Late Billy) Bolton of Florida; his brother-in-law; Roger (Sue) Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada and his sister-in-law; Noreen (Jim) Davis of Colorado Spring, Colorado. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his siblings; Cleo Cain, Jr., Richard M. "Morrie" Cain and Cherie Cain and his brother-in-law, Gordon Smith.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, August 9th, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, where funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 7 pm. He will be laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarendon Fire Company, 16169 East Lee Road, Holley, New York 14470. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Le Roy, NY – Mary Trumbore Hayward, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2021 with her family by her side.

     Mary was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, the church, her community, and her family. Mary’s greatest joy in life was her grandchildren. She never missed a soccer game, band concert, musical, or graduation. She never missed the opportunity to be the first person to “like” or comment on one of her grandkids Facebook or Instagram posts. When not at one of her grandkids events, she could be found quilting. She had a gift for quilting, and she could always be counted on to fix any number of holes the family put into their clothes. Each family member is able to treasure their own quilt made by “Geepooh”. The family celebrates that Mary, being a leap year baby, was able to have a 21st birthday celebration in 2020.

     Mary is predeceased by her husband, Charles Brace Hayward III, her parents Harry Kiel and Marien Trumbore, her sister, Pat, her son-in law, Scott Horr, and her grandson, Stephen Hayward. She is survived by her brother, Fred (Violet) and her children; Deborah (Dave) Mancuso, Barbara Horr, Charles (Amy) Hayward, Christopher (Kelley) Hayward, and James (Jill) Hayward. Mary is survived by ten grandchildren; Kathy, Christina, Becky, Ryan, Charlie, Kara, Rachel, Jenna, Connor, and Chloe; ten great-grandchildren; Taylor, Lianna, Anthony, Drew, Ali, Brady, Lottie, Haley, Aria, and Penny; one great-great-grandchild; Margot and several nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, August 8 from 4 ~ 6 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc, 8700 Lake Rd (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, August 9 at 10:00 AM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 East Main St., LeRoy.  Interment will immediately follow in Machpelah Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Le Roy Village Green Activity Fund, 10 Munson St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or Oishei Children’s Hospital, 818 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203.

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

josephineakozlowski.jpgJosephine A. Kozlowski, 92 of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Brothers of Mercy in Clarence. She was born December 24, 1928 in LeRoy to the late John (Frances Marino) Joy. She is preceded in death by husbands, Carl F. Colantonio, Dominic Barone and Stanley Kozlowski, grandchildren, Matthew, Peggy Colantonio, Angela, Scott Bakker; siblings, Joseph, Benny, Charlie, Mary, and Savina Joy.

Mrs. Kozlowski worked for many years at PW Minor and the Batavia Nursing Home. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. Mrs. Kozlowski was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Josephine is survived by her beloved children, Carl (Debra) Colantonio of Alabama, Jack Colantonio of Massachusetts, Paula (Han) Bakker of Batavia, Larry (Cheryl) Colantonio of Florida, sister Rita DiFrancisco of LeRoy, 7 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Pio, John (Fiancé Cassie Carlsen) Bakker, Melissa Penman, Larry Colantonio Jr., Christopher Colantonio, Tiffany Colantonio, Carl (Christine) Colantonio, 8 great-grandchildren, Eva, Christopher, Cameron, Katie, Nicole, Ashley, Angus and Piper, step-children, Dominic (Debbie) Barone Jr., David Barone, Michael (Debbie) Barone, MaryAnn Moyers, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are welcome to attend a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals www.vol4animals.org, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home and Cremation Company Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.



Linda Pfaff LaWare, 72, passed away peacefully with her husband Ernest by her side at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Transplant Unit on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. 

Linda was born on August 1, 1948, daughter of the late George and Beatrice (Reiner) Pfaff.

Linda hit the ground running and had a zest for life. She was an accomplished artist, and her family enjoys and cherishes many of her works in their homes. She was a pioneer for the Women's Liberation movement as she was the first female cable splicer for NY Telephone in 1971, where she then rose through the ranks to cable engineer for Ma Bell. Her love for animals was evident as she studied and became a wildlife rehabilitator, nursing orphaned bears, raccoons and other wild animals. She also served on the board of the Wyoming County SPCA and was an avid donor to this and many wildlife organizations. She was a self-taught composition doll restorer, reclaiming many dolls that were shipped to her from around the globe. She loved antiques and had an antique booth at Kelly Schultz Auction House, making many friends of like minds. Linda was a very spiritual person, believing there is life everlasting, and relating many of her personal stories to friends and family of past experiences. Her kindness and spirit of giving will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Linda joins her parents Betty and George and brothers Eric, Lance and George. She leaves behind her loving husband of 40 years and soulmate Ernie LaWare, daughter Marcy Kowalchuk, step daughter Rebecca (Wayne) Fenton, along with her sisters, Suzanne West and Jacquelyne (Steven) Leach, and many adoring nieces and nephews. She had an extremely close bond with her great nieces and nephews who dubbed her “Honeybun”, and she in turn, dubbed them “Sweetypies”. Linda also leaves behind her beloved pooches, cats, chickens and horses.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on October 2, at 2300 Buffalo Rd., Varysburg, NY, starting at noon. A barbecue, memories and laughter will be served up to commemorate Linda. We invite all who knew her to attend this special day. Memorials can be made in Linda’s memory to the Wyoming County SPCA, PO Box 269, Attica, NY 14011 or electronically through their website: www.wyomingcountyspca.org, and/or the National Autism Society, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 305, Rockville, MD 20852

LeRoy - Adriane  C.  Broadbooks, 93, formerly of Byron and Bergen, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Mrs. Broadbooks was born on Sunday, March 20th, 1927 in Niagara Falls, a daughter of the late James Patrick Casey and Alida Van Esbroek Casey.

Raised in Rochester, Adriane was a graduate of Houghton College. She taught for many years at the Rochester Christian School. In the summers, she would go to Peniel Bible Conference in the Adirondacks, where she volunteered in the kitchen.   

She married Herbert Broadbooks on February 11, 1972, and assisted in operating the family farm in Byron until retirement. After living a few years in California, they returned to western New York and lived in Bergen. Adriane was a member of the Christian Women's Club in Batavia and the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder.

Survivors include a sister, Patricia Russell of Bergen; nieces, Karen (Michael) Thunell, Diane (Donald) Cunningham and Cindy (Dennis) Burke of Bergen, Christine (Thomas) Silburn of Lake Luzerne, Kathy Matthews of Oregon; nephews, Michael Russell of Hawaii and Danny Russell of South Dakota and several grand-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Herbert; a brother and sisters.

There are no prior visiting hours.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 South Lake Street, Bergen. Private burial was held in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica. Memorials may be made to Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Bergen, New York 14416. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.

mara.jpg Jonnelle Jean Marra, 50, of Fallsburg, N.Y., died Friday (July 30, 2021). She was born October 25, 1970, in Batavia, N.Y., the daughter of John O. Marra and Carole A. DiSanto.

Jonnelle was a stay-at-home mom for her daughter Johnni and her triplets Addison, Jaxon, and Brian. She possessed the unfaltering character of a nurse and was often told she would have made a great one. She gave love, support, and kindness freely, and if ever she felt burdened, she never let on. Jonnelle’s spontaneous nature, magnetic personality, and infectious laugh touched the lives of everyone who knew her.

Jonnelle is survived by her mother Carole DiSanto, her daughters Johnni Brown and Addison Ingber, her sons Brian and Jaxon Ingber, her brother Jamie Marra, her sisters Luanne Marra (James Beam) and Nicole DiSanto (Rob Cimino), several doting nieces and nephews: Ava and Kate Marra (Jamie), Daisy Hewitt (Luanne), and Eva DiSanto-Sobb and Vincent and Carlo Cimino (Nicole) and her best friend, Amy Nichols.

Jonnelle is predeceased by her father John O. Marra and her daughter Jerica L. Marra.

Friends are invited to call from 4-8pm Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, N.Y. On Friday, August 6th, friends are welcome to attend a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott St., Batavia. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For more information or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home and Cremation Company Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

Alexander – Nellie I. MacConnell (Roth, Pope) 86, died Thursday, July 8th at Rochester General Hospital. 

Nellie was born on October 9, 1934 in Alexander, N.Y. and was the youngest daughter of Orin and Katherine Roth of Alexander, N.Y. Nellie was a life-long member of the Alexander United Methodist Church and is survived by 3 sons, Thomas J. Pope of Batavia, Eric L. Pope (North Haven CT) and Tracy (Marie) L. Pope of North Chili, NY, and 6 grand- children and 3 great grand-children. 

A memorial Service will be held for Nellie at the Alexander United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 7th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alexander United Methodist Church. 

Family and friends are invited to the graveside service of Elizabeth (Betty) Mathers Ward, who passed away on December 28, 2020.  The service will be held on Monday, August 2 at 11:00 AM at the Stafford Rural Cemetery.

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