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Batavia - Rev. Douglas A. Knorr, 68 of Batavia, passed away on Friday, (April 8, 2022) at his home in Batavia.

Rev. Knorr was born July 25, 1953 in Rochester, a son of the late Arlene (late Albert) Knorr Keys.

Doug was a veteran of the US Army and was very proud to have become an ordained minister in 2018. Enjoyed grilling and was an avid Buffalo Sabres and Bills fan. He adored his cats and could often be found passing time playing his PlayStation.

Surviving are his daughters, Bethann (Michael) Mogenhan of Brockport, and Louise Whitlock of Maryland; his grandson, Jonathon Mogenhan; and family friend, Denise Osswald

Family and Friends may call on Thursday (July 28, 2022) from 11 a.m. to 12 noon the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Doug's memorial service will immediately follow visitation. Burial will be in Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a veterans' charity of the donor's choice.

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.

Conesus ~ Marie A. Cross, age 73, of Turkey Hill Road, passed away Monday morning (July 25, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of her family.

    She was born March 9, 1949 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Charles and Eleanor Dries Cummings.

  marie_cross_0.jpg  Marie lived a life of faith and love, dedicated to her husband and family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.  She loved family gatherings and brought a quiet warmth and positive presence everywhere she went. Her passion for sewing, baking, gardening, and cooking grew from the joy her mother and grandmothers found in these activities. She continued the thread of learning by lovingly teaching these skills to each of her own children and grandchildren. 

    She will be sadly missed by her devoted husband of 53 years, Gary; her 7 children and their families, Michelle (Christopher Flood) Beyer, Gary A. Cross, Renee (Mark) Hopkins, Brenda (Jim) Bell, Sarah (Brett) Orr,  Ellen (Scott Laubenheimer) Cross, and Laura (Matthew) Dumuhosky; grandchildren Kristiana, Felicia, Jacob (Jennifer), Gabrielle, Ethan, Tyler, Charlie, Elijah, Shane (fiancé, Kaitlin), Seth (Tori), Hannah, TJ, Noah, Emma, Drake, Clyde, Taylor, Abigail, Estelle, and Lenore; great grandchildren Lanson and Roselyn; brothers, Charles (Julie) Cummings and William Cummings; sisters, Joan (Wayne) Sovocool and Mary (Michael) Griffith, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends are invited to Marie's Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Friday, July 29 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Private interment in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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

LeRoy ~ We mournfully announce the passing of John Robert Leach, 61, on July 24, 2022 after a hard-fought battle with diabetes related complications.  John was the beloved son of the late Otis and Lucy Leach (Toliver).

   john_leach_0.jpg  John was born February 18, 1961 and graduated from Pavilion Central School in 1980.

     While John never married, he lived a full and vibrant life with many friends. His sisters, Luanne and Deborah and brothers, Edward and Otis, meant more to him than words can describe. John was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR fan.

     Family and friends are invited to John's Memorial Service to be held on Friday, July 29 at 11:00 AM at the Second Baptist Church located at 73 Myrtle Street, LeRoy, NY 14482.  A repast will be held at the American Legion located at 53 W. Main Street, LeRoy, NY 14482 immediately following the memorial service.  All are welcome.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John's name to the LeRoy Pantry and Help Fund, 48 Main Street, LeRoy, NY 14482.

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

Mark L. Cooley, 69, of Batavia, passed away on July 25, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mark was born July 3, 1953, in Batavia, a son of the late Edward and Audrey (Ponivas) Cooley.

Mark was a welder for 45 years at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and hunting.

Surviving are his wife, Debra Cooley of Batavia; his daughters, Kristal Jackson of Rochester and Amy (Kevin) Singleton of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Jordan, Justyce, Malachi and Jadyn; brothers, Peter (Claudia) Cooley of LeRoy and Paul (Sharon) Cooley of Greece, NY and several nieces and nephews

There are no prior calling hours.  Mark's funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 30 at Stafford Rural Cemetery, 8971 Transit Road in Stafford.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cooley family.  

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

Arrangements for Mark were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

LeRoy ~ Joan E. Smith, age 86, passed away Saturday evening (July 23, 2022) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

   joan_e._smith_0.jpg  She was born July 7, 1936 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Sam and Edna Kenward Quible.

     Joan was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who will be remembered as a fabulous cook and for her love of gardening, especially caring for her roses.  She enjoyed traveling, knitting and making porcelain dolls, along with the clothing for each one.  Joan was employed for US Gypsum and involved in 4 H, the Cooperative Extension and she along with her husband, Trent, were foster parents to many infants throughout the 1960's and 1970's.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband of almost 68 years, Trent Smith; her children, Susan (Edward) Walf, Lori (Roger) Bischoff, Michele (Brian) Stricker and John C. Smith; grandchildren, Kristen (Andrew) Ganshaw, Andrew (Deborah) Walf, Adam (Alicia) Bischoff, Hope (Andrew) Aguado, Paige (Michael) Stasko, Steven Beach, Jordan (Jeslene) Beach; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Ron) Mayback and Brenda (Tim) Jeffs, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

    In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, LaVerne Quible and Ronald Quible.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020

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

Byron- Carol Grace (nee: Mooney) Stamp, age 83 of Byron, died Monday July 25, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her children. A devoted wife & mother of 7, grandmother of 15, & great-grandmother to 1, she was passionate about spending time with her family more than anything.  Carol was the adored anchor to her extended family, staying connected was always her goal. She was a valued member of the Byron Presbyterian Church.  Being a strong woman of faith, she was a Prayer Warrior for anyone in need, always putting others before herself. Carol was a retired home-health care aide, where she found her calling in serving elders with the Genesee Orleans Homemakers Inc.  She then came out of retirement to share her expertise of child care by working with infants at a local daycare center.  In her “spare time,” she also enjoyed gardening, music, multiple pets, and her dear neighbors.

Devoted mother of Mitchell (Michele) Stamp, Michael (Diane) Stamp, Lori J. (Keith) Pafk, Brian (Dawn) Stamp, Lisa J. (Michael) Warner, Darin Stamp, Lanette Janene “Jeanie” (Todd) Sloat, and a dear friend and caregiver, Susan Carpenter; beloved grandmother of Jayme (Nick) Martell, Erin, Sean, Adrienne, Paul (Brittany), Leah (James Halsey) and Billirich Stamp; Neil (Zoe Whitehurst) and Kyle (Jessica Hall) Pafk; Michael, Matthew (Sammy) and William (Olivia Nucetelli) Warner; Jordan and Lacey J. (Dave Stishan) Sloat, Larisa J. (Matthew) Chiverton; loving great-grandmother of Maci Sue Martell; dear sister of Jerald (Sue) Mooney; sister-in-law of Florence Mooney, and aunt to many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Carol is predeceased by her husband, Nelson N. Stamp, who died January 2, 2013; her parents, William H. and Pearl E. Mooney; her brothers, William (Deloris “Pete”), Richard “Jack,” (Irma) Edmund (Geraldine), Fredrick, and Jerome Mooney; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Stamp.

Friends and family may call Friday from 5-8 PM at the H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. 403 East Main Street, Batavia. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11AM at the Byron Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main Street, Byron, NY 14422, with the Rev. James Renfrew, officiating. A light reception will follow services in the church fellowship hall which is handicap accessible. Burial will be private in the North Byron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Byron Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Byron, New York 14422. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

anthony1.jpg  Johanna F. Anthony, 95, of Batavia passed away peacefully on July 19, 2022. She was born in Mainstockheim, Germany on April 15, 1927 to the late Heinrich and Elizabeth (Spiegel) Goller. In addition to her parents, Johanna is predeceased by her husband; Theodore Anthony, along with 9 siblings.

She is survived by her niece; Diane (David) Horning; 6 great nieces and nephews and 5 great-great nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held for immediate family.

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.

Elba - Rick W.  Rohan, 63 passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 after a short and arduous battle with cancer.

Rick was born March 10, 1959 in Batavia, a son of the late Herbert Rohan and Martha Forman Rohan.

He will be missed by his wife, Carolyn “Carrie” DeMare Rohan whom he married on February 2, 1991; his children who were his pride and joy, Alicia C. (Ben Cherry) Rohan of Otego and Connor C. (Lily Kaufman) Rohan of Buffalo;  his siblings, Nancy (David) Steele, Denis (Janet) Rohan and Dona Tetter; brothers-in-law, Joe DeMare, Tony (Cathy) DeMare, Frank (Sue) DeMare, Daniel (Nadeen) DeMare; sisters-in-law, Rosanne DeMare and Mary (Dan) DeMare and  his mother-in-law, Josephine DeMare. Rick had many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins, including Mary Forman, who was near and dear to Rick.

Rick was a hardworking, loving family man. Everything he did was done with his family in mind. Hardships he endured were met with levity and a sense of humor up until his final days. Rick was a true friend to all.

Rick will be laid to rest privately with his family in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.  Rick’s Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 at the Elba Fire Department Recreation Hall, 7143 Oak Orchard Road on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 1 pm to 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Lawrence E. Dills, 82, lifelong resident of East Bethany, passed away on July 20, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born November 14, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Lamont and Clara (Squires) Dills.

Lawrence enjoyed riding his Harley, scuba diving, skiing, rollerskating, traveling, working on cars and reading.  He was a miner for 28 years at Retsof Salt Mines.

Surviving are his siblings, Pat (Wilbur) Lewis, Douglas (Maureen) Dills, Gary (Myrna) Dills, James Dills, Robert (Betty) Dills and Nancy (Steve) Rankin and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with his parents, Lawrence is predeceased by his brother, John Dills.   

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054.  

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

Arrangements for Lawrence were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Gerald Norbert Fuerch, age 79, entered his heavenly home on July 22, 2022, with his family by his side at UMMC in Batavia.   He was born May 19, 1943, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Norbert and Arlene Fuerch.   He graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1961, served in the US Navy, and attended Erie County Community College.   He earned his journeyman papers as a tool and die maker from St. Mary’s Manufacturing in North Tonawanda, New York, and worked for Eastman Kodak, and Delco (ITT, Valeo) from where he retired in 2001.

   gerald_fuerch_0.jpg  He is survived by his wife of 52 years Sharon (Patterson), son, David (Tanya) Fuerch of Versailles, Kentucky, daughter, Fay Fuerch of Stafford, granddaughter, Kimberly Fuerch of Versailles, sister, Linda (Randy) Jasulevich of North Tonawanda, brother, Les (Mary) Fuerch of Young Harris, Georgia, brother, the late, Duane (Janine) Fuerch of North Tonawanda, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Gerry is predeceased by his parents, Norbert and Arlene Fuerch.

     Gerry served in the volunteer fire service for 61 years.  At the age of 18, Gerry joined his hometown fire department, Bergholz Fire Department, and upon moving to Greece, later joined the North Greece Fire Department.   After moving to the area in 1973, he joined the Bergen Fire Department, where he served as chief from 1991-1992, president of the department, president of the Board of Directors, and fire police captain.   After moving to Pavilion in 2014, he joined the Pavilion Fire Department and served as Fire Police Captain and chairman of the Fire Commissioners.  He restored Bergholz’s 1933 American LaFrance to running condition, taking it to many parades and antique vehicle shows, and recently donated it back to that department.  He was a member of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motorized Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA).

     He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church Brockport (formerly Concordia Lutheran Church), having served there in many capacities including president of the congregation, usher, chicken bbq cook, and a constant volunteer who always had a truck or trailer available for any situation.

     He enjoyed boating and hunting at their cabin in the Adirondacks where he served as treasurer of the Beaver River Property Owners Association for over 20 years.  Nascar, golf, and the Yankees were his favorite sports to watch on TV, and he was able to have a ride-along at Daytona Race Track as well as make yearly trips with friends to Dover Race Track.  Gerry enjoyed his Harley Davidson, 1956 Cadillac, and Corvette, and was always willing to share that enjoyment with others.  

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, July 28 from 3 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  A firefighter’s memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM.  A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held at a later date in the Fall at the Hope Lutheran Church, Brockport.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pavilion Fire Department or the Bergen Fire Department.  

Your memories and condolences may be shared with Gerry’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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