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Batavia - Linda Ann Baker, 70, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Linda was born November 9, 1949, a daughter of the late Steven and Ethel Laskowski. 

Linda is predeceased by her husband, Harold G. Baker.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held privately.  Linda will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Linda’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

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

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

Massena: Graveside services, with military honors will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, for James C. Murphy, who passed away on June 4, 2020 at the Massena Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be acknowledged with St. Vincent de Paul; 128 Main St, Massena, NY 13662 or Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US-11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.PhillipsMemorial.com.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

BATAVIA - Alberta M. Nowikow, 62, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, (July 21, 2020), at her home in Batavia.

Ms. Nowikow was born July 12, 1958, in Buffalo.  She enjoyed watching television, playing bingo and cards, listening to music - especially old school country, and dancing.

 Survivors include her daughters Sarah (Martin) Kowasz of Perry, Wendy Henry, and Minnie Henry both of Batavia; grandchildren, Lily and Riley Kowasz, and Haylee and Matthew Henry; brothers, Russell Bly of Arizona, and Michael (Tina) Bly of Indiana; a sister, Jackie (Jose) Correa of Wyoming.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In keeping with Alberta's wishes there will be no visitation.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

robertfoote.jpgRobert “Bob” R. Foote, 68 of Nunda, passed away on Sunday July 19, 2020 at Rochester General Hospital. Robert was born in Warsaw, July 5, 1952, a son of the late Gerald (Pauline Haines) Foote. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer M. Foote and brothers Charles and Larry Foote.

Robert was a graduate of Perry Central High School and worked at Kittenger Furniture Company. He loved to spend time outdoors and enjoyed camping. One of his favorite times of the year was Fall when he could go deer hunting with his boys.  

He is survived by his children Jonathan R. (Jennifer) Foote of Nunda; Benjamin R. (Rebecca) Foote of Branchport; granddaughter Mae Alice-Marie Foote; sister Bonnie (Cleon) McLeod of Dunn, NC; brother Alan (Cindy) Foote of Perry; along with many nieces an nephews.

Family and friends may call from 11am – 1pm on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. A 1:30pm Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels – Senior Nutrition Program of Livingston County, Livingston County Office for the Aging, 3 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris, New York 14510. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

richardjbiondolillo.jpgRichard J. Biondolillo, 83 of Perry, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Perry, on November 14, 1936 to the late Joseph (Anna Scorsone) Biondolillo. He is preceded in death by brothers Robert, James, Joseph, Charles and Frank Biondolillo.

Richard worked at SUNY Geneseo. He was a United States Army Veteran.

Mr. Biondolillo is survived by his son Jason (Maria) Biondolillo of Rochester; brother Roland Biondolillo of Perry; sister-in-law Shirley Biondolillo of Perry; two grandsons Nicholas and Sammy, along with many nieces and nephews.

At Richard’s request, no services will be held. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.com. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

billy.jpg  William A. "Billy" Sheron III, 36, of Buffalo, NY Passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. 

Billy was born in Batavia on April 24th, 1984.  He was a graduate of Batavia High School class of 2002 and went on to become a Certified Public Accountant after earning a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the State University of New York College at Oswego. Billy was a compassionate and kind hearted man who loved his family and friends to no end. He was an avid golfer, a valued member of The Genny and enjoyed grilling, fantasy football and the Buffalo Bills. Steaks and chicken wings were his specialty. The Simpsons always kept him laughing and we can’t forget his love for Kendrick and Ophelia.

Billy is survived by his father; William A. (Shari) Sheron Jr. of Batavia; his mother Karen M. Maskell of Batavia and his sister Marissa M. Sheron of Lockport. Along with his parents and sister he is also survived by his maternal grandmother; Barbara J. Maskell of Batavia; his step siblings Andy Strollo, Lacie (Strollo) Snell and Katie (Strollo) Cosimeno all of Batavia, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Billy's absence will be deeply felt by all that were fortunate to know and love him. He will always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

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

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the family. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.


Indian Falls - Audrey M. Hall, 88, of Indian Falls, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020.

Audrey was born on August 2, 1931, to the late Leland and Emma Green Sliker. She is preceded in death by her husband Allan Hall in 1998 and was the sister of the late Marilyn, Betty Lou, Leland and John.

Audrey worked for Star Markets in Batavia for 26 years. She loved her cats and companions, Bandit and Tigger and was a big fan of Elvis.

Audrey is survived by her children, Stephan (Angela) Hall of Rochester, Jeffrey Hall of Corfu and Brian (Christine) Hall of Corfu. Granddaughters, Nicole Hall (Michael Pepe), Sarah Hall and Rachel Hall (Sean McVay); her sister, Winnie Murray; her aunt, Violet Hoevenaar and her cousins, Patricia (Charles) Herman, David Hoevenaar and Paul Hoevenaar. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church Pavilion, 7908 Alleghany Road, Corfu, NY at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Indian Falls Cemetery. In honor of Audrey, the family requests everyone to please wear pink, as it was her favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indian Falls United Methodist Church or to the Indian Falls Fire Department.

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

Marilyn W. Dills age 84 of East Bethany, NY passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 20th 2020 at Crossroads House in Batavia. Born November 6th, 1935 in Olean, NY, the daughter of the late Harold L. and Elsie Brinker Weaver.

Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Pavilion Central School and worked as the bookkeeper for the family farm, Dills Bros. Inc. She was a longtime member of the East Bethany Presbyterian Church and more recently Warsaw's Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church. Marilyn was a terrific homemaker always putting her family first in all she did. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and socializing with her friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband Edwin H. Dills; a son Andrew W. Dills; two brothers Dean Weaver and Dana Weaver. Survivors include three sons, Timothy (Tena) Dills of Clymer, NY; Thomas (Michelle) Dills of East Bethany; Daniel Dills of Wright, WY; sisters, Sonia (Bill) Whaley of Pavilion; Nancy Weaver of Farmington, NY; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn's family would like to thank the volunteers and staff at Crossroads for the excellent care that she received. We also want to thank all of her friends that took the time to visit mom at Crossroads.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm Saturday, August st at the Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church in Warsaw. Burial will follow in the East Bethany Rural Cemetery. Please visit www.weeksfuneral.com to offer condolences, send cards. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Crossroads House at PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. Crossroads House has been operating for 22 years, providing no cost service to the residents and their families. They rely entirely on donations and volunteers.

sterlingjstroman.jpgSterling J. Stroman, 55 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home. He was born on March 6, 1965 to the late Caesar Stroman Jr.

Sterling worked for 20 years at GCASA/Atwater in Batavia. He was a huge Denver Broncos fan and loved the Buffalo Sabres too. He enjoyed backyard BBQ’s, sharing his endless amounts of wisdom, attending family sporting events and was everyone’s biggest fan. Sterling enjoyed spending time with his extended family. He adored his children and grandchildren.  

He is survived by his beloved wife Ella (Beach) Stroman of Batavia; children Abigail (Justin Williams) Stroman of Batavia; Ryan Eighmey of Syracuse; Robin Eighmey of Batavia; mother Clara (Fullwood) Stroman of Chili; siblings Caesar Stroman III; Lamont Stroman and Kimberly Stroman; four grandchildren Isiah, Jordan, Josiah and Jaliea; along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday July 24, 2020 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at The City Church, 210 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:00PM Celebration of Life will immediately follow at the church. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to GCASA Atwater, 430 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

torquato_pic.jpgBRUCE S. TORQUATO ~ Age 78, of Batavia, died unexpectedly on Saturday morning July 18, 2020 at his home. He was born on December 24, 1941 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late, Sam and Vera (Corfield) Torquato, also preceded in death by sisters, Leilani Johnson, Arlene Carpenter and brother-in-law, Brian Kapperman.

Bruce was a Vietnam Era Veteran of the US Army, he retired from the Eastman Kodak Co. and was a driver for BlueBird Bus Co. He was a former Sergeant of Arms, Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post #332, avid Bills, Sabres and Arizona Diamondbacks fan, animal lover, especially his kitty, Atti. Bruce has a deep love for his family.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 35 years, Beverly (Kapperman) Torquato of Batavia; step-daughter, Nikki (Michael Pepe) Hall of Chili, NY; brother-in-law, Bradley (Brenda) Kapperman of Holley; sisters-in-law, Barbara (James) Carpenter of Batavia and Brenda (Richard) Stearns of Canandaigua, NY along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews and great-great nices/nephews.

Bruce’s family will be present from 2 – 4p.m. on Friday July 24, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 4p.m. Memorials contributions are suggested to the family.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND FUNERAL HOME OCCUPANCY WILL BE CONTROLLED BY FUNERAL HOME STAFF ALLOWING ALL TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS, OUR FUNERAL HOME SUPPLIES ALL PPE IF NEEDED).

Please share your words of comfort with Bruce’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com

THE FAMILY OF BRUCE S. TORQUATO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 – (585)343-7500

 

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