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Elba - Robert "Bob" Thompson, 93, of Elba, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Robert was born in Batavia January 4, 1927. The son of the late Glenn and Zelda Heywood Thompson, he was raised by his aunt, Carrie Deagman.

As a member of the United States Army, Mr. Thompson proudly served his country during World War II. After his return to Western NY, he owned and operated the IGA grocery store in the Village of Oakfield, partially restored the East Shelby Methodist Church, and developed the former Oakfield High School into the Schoolhouse Manor.  A lifetime VFW member, he enjoyed collecting tools, spending time in his workshop, and being with his family.

Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Madeline Waterman Thompson, who passed away in 1962, and his sisters, Ruth Johnson and Martha Thompson.

Robert is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Calus Thompson. Also surviving are his children: Dianne (Keith) Boeheim of Batavia, Alan R. Thompson of Montana, Michael Robert (Anne-Marie Yunker) Thompson of Chesterland, Ohio, Katrina Marie (Labros) Petropoulos of Chardon, Ohio, and Melissa Marie Thompson of Macon, Georgia; seven grandchildren: Kathrine, Matthew, Elizabeth, Liam, Spiridon, Anastasia, and Aidan; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Clifford (late Arlene) Thompson of Bergen; his brother-in-law; John (Linda) Calus of Missouri; along with many nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Thompson's family wishes to extend their gratitude to the VA in Batavia and the VNA of WNY for the compassionate care they provided Robert during his time of greatest need.

The family will be holding private services, with military honors. There will be no visitation. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 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, Batavia.

Stafford ~ Edward G. Scott, was welcomed home into the arms of the Lord on June 28, 2020 surrounded by family after a brief illness. He was 98.

     He was born in Batavia on November 22, 1921, along with his twin sister Edith, to the late Jay and Alice Dampier Scott. After graduating from LeRoy High School in 1939 he enlisted in the Army and served as a medic in World War II. Upon returning from service he married the love of his life, Harriet Eichler, in 1949 and had four children. The family settled in Stafford where Ed worked on the family farm, as a carpenter building houses and at Lapp Insulator, Jello and GTE Sylvania. He was a man of faith and longtime member of LeRoy Methodist Church and United Methodist Church in Stafford.

     To know Ed was to love him. He was quick witted, honest and at times mischievous. He had an exceptional love for his family and proudly told everyone his grandchildren resided around the world. He was an avid outdoorsman that could be seen riding his bike around Stafford into his 90’s and spent many winters swimming in Florida where he was known as “the Mayor”. He livened up every dance floor, never missed out on a game of cards and enjoyed playing ping pong where he lovingly earned the name “Fast Eddie”.

     He is survived by his children Doreen (Gene) Vance of Hornell, Rickey (Jane) Scott of Stafford, Sue (Tom) Jasinski of Sneads Ferry, NC and Nelson (Dawn) Scott of Batavia. He was cherished by his grandchildren: Erin, Jay, Tim, Emily, Anne, Brent, Heather, April, Kyle, Tommy, Sarah, Tom and Rachael. He was proud to have 24 great-grandchildren and referred to everyone as “precious”. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and longtime friend and companion Doris Jean Belt of Marceline, MO.

     He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Harriet Eichler Scott and his sisters Elsie Dorsey, twin Edith Longchamps and Leona Nagle.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, July 5 from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.) Funeral services will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to ARC of Genesee-Orleans or the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Unit for providing exceptional care and comfort to Ed and his family.

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

bernard.jpg  Donald M. Bernard, age 57, of Fillmore, NY passed away on Friday June 26, 2020 in Stafford, NY from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Warsaw, New York on October 5, 1962 a son to the late Donald F. and Beverly (Rice) Bernard.

Don was a graduate of Letchworth Central School class of 1981. Don was employed by Jimmy’s Towing and Auto Body in Mt. Morris. He enjoyed gardening, riding his motorcycle, listening to music, was an outdoorsman who like to hunt, trap and fish..

He is survived by his companion: Cheryl Lariviere of Fillmore, 2 sons: Austin and Chase Bernard both of Fillmore, 4 step-children: Shanda (Jason) Marshall of Portageville, Josh Boyd of Sardina, Kayla Stott of Fulton, Logan Lariviere of Fulton, sister: Connie McHugh of Silver Springs, 4 brothers: Robert (Lisa) Bernard of Silver Lake, Greg Bernard of Stafford, Steve (Theresa) Bernard of Arcade, Brian (Pam) Bernard of Venice, Fl., grandson: Damon Bernard,5 step grandchildren: Jayden , Aaliyah and Mariah Marshall, Destiny Stott and Zachary, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

An 11:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Thursday July 2, 2020 at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

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

Beatrice “Beady” Anna (Sheffer) Warren, 98, formerly of Stafford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28th, 2020.

Beady was born on December 13th, 1921 in Stafford, New York. She grew up in a strong family that taught her the value of hard work; something she never stopped doing. She told stories of picking potatoes for spending money, working at the Stafford Country Club, and raising her beautiful family. Her love of cooking and sweets, volunteering, and being part of the community was well known. She was a lover of cards and letters, long Sunday drives around the lake, traveling, and music. Not a day passed without the crackle of the radio in the kitchen which was always tuned to WBTA. She loved to watch reruns of the Lawrence Welk Show as much as she did when they were brand new. A member of the Stafford Ladies Auxiliary for 45+ years, Beady also volunteered at the Batavia Senior Center and was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Stafford.

Ninety-eight years is a long time, and Beady lived through so many major events in her lifetime, it’s hard not to mention them. Born in the twilight of America’s last major pandemic, and the year after women gained the right to vote, she spent her childhood in the Great Depression, and the first years of her marriage in World War II. It wasn’t long before the ball point pen and televisions were first brought into her home. Then came the moon landing, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights movement. But, the 20th century wasn’t done yet and gave her the fall of the Soviet Union, the removal of the Berlin Wall, and the Challenger explosion. By this time, her children were grown with children of their own, and she walked right by the Gulf War and Y2K to enter the new millennium, experience 9/11, and the birth of the information age. She saw 17 presidents come and go from office. And it is here, just a few years shy of her centennial, she decided her time had come to take a well-deserved rest.

Beady is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Earl Glenn Warren, whom she married at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Saturday, December 16th, 1939; Both of her parents, Fredrick J. Sheffer and Anna Heal Sheffer of Stafford; All of her sisters and brothers, Gladys (Dayton) Nichols, Lucille (Leon) Hammer, Gertrude (Vernon) McWethy, Clayton and Marie Sheffer, Donald and Vivian Sheffer, and Louise Sheffer.

She is survived by her daughter Bonnie (Jim) Woodruff and her son Jerry Warren (Marcia McKenzie); her grandchildren; Maureen (Paul) Egeling, Zoe (Geoff) Maves, Rebecca (John) Kollmorgan, Jessica Warren (James Schemanski); eight great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service is to be held at a later date, and a small service will be held at the Stafford Rural Cemetery for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her honor be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or to the Stafford Fire Department.

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

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

malloy.jpgPATRICK MICHAEL MALLOY ~ Age 60, of Elba, died peacefully Sunday morning June 28, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Johnstown, PA on May 21, 1960 to John “Jack” Malloy of PA and the late Sandra (Rolley) Malloy also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Malloy.

Patrick served with the US Army Reserves, worked as a miner/heavy equipment operator for the US Gypsum Co. until its closing also working for American Rock Salt. He was an avid military collector of WWI & WWII memorabilia, antiques and owned many a muscle car over the years. Pat’s family reflects on how he enjoyed nothing more than the quiet, peaceful time he spent sitting on his porch out in the woods.

Surviving along with his father, Jack (Randy) Malloy of PA is his beloved wife of many years, Henrietta (Shirley) Malloy of Elba; loving sons, David (Amanda) Malloy of Oakfield and daughter, Payton; Billy (Virginia) Malloy of Oakfield and their children, Ayden and Ella; siblings, Cynthia (Glenn) Shank, John Malloy both of PA; step-children, Nora Weber of Seneca Falls, Sunshine Weber of the Tonawanda Indian Res., DeerInWater Hill of CA and Jonathon Shirley of Seneca Falls along with several step-grandchildren;  step-siblings, Michael (Denise) Stiffler of SC, Terry (Mark) Piper of PA  and several nieces, nephews also survive.

The Malloy family will be present from 2-6p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Rd. Batavia, New York 14020, where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 6p.m. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please share words of comfort with Pat’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


jennie.jpg  Jeanie M. Thompson, age 38, of Attica, NY passed away on Sunday June 28, 2020 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Batavia, NY on May 31, 1982 a daughter to Glenn J. and Audrey J. (Mayer) Thompson of Attica. Jeanie is preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Gordon and Gladys (Spring) Mayer, paternal grandparents: Howard “Joseph” and Lillian (Chapel) Thompson and uncle: Wayne Mayer.

Jeanie was a graduate of Attica Central School class of 2000. She worked for Genesee Community College in Batavia, she was a former reporter for the Country Courier and worked summers at Darien Lake. Jeanie enjoyed reading, traveling, fulfilling a lifelong dream to go to Paris, and writing. She was a member of the Warsaw’s Write Connection a writing group based out of Warsaw.

Along with her parents she is survived by her boyfriend and soul mate: Mark Nenni of Brockport, sister: Laura (Will) Smith of Eustis, Fl., brother: Gary (Ashley Rowsam) Thompson of Carthage, NY, nephew: Hayden Smith, Mark’s two sons: Trey and Evan Nenni, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends,

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Jeanie’s ashes will be scattered in her mother’s flower gardens.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Judy A. Wolf, 62 of Attica, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2020. She was born August 27, 1957 in Batavia, to the late Richard (Glenda Schmidt) Wolf.

Judy worked at P.W. Minor in Batavia until it closed and then went on to work at Great Batch in Alden. She loved her draft horses and her dogs.

She is survived by her siblings Loren (Kathy) Wolf of Bergen; Wayne (Linda) Wolf, Lorraine Wolf, Paula (Karl) Hinz all of Attica; several nieces and nephews, 2 great nephews and 1 great niece.  

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Rescue Squad, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. 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.

eholden.jpg  Emerson Harry Holden, 78, a former resident of Attica passed away on June 17, 2020 at his home in Long Beach, California. Emerson was born on November 28, 1941 in Kenmore, NY. The son of the late Ernest and Grace Holden.

He lived in the Attica area and served in the United States Army before moving to Long Beach, CA, where he was in the painting business. He obtained his pilots license and enjoyed flying his own plane. Emerson was also an avid deep sea fisherman and enjoyed good times on his boat fishing with friends and taking trips to Mexico over the years. 

He is survived by his sister; Nancy Dudek of California and brother; Wayne Holden of New York, along with many other family members.  

There will be no prior calling hours. A 1:00PM Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011.  Emerson will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

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.

schurr.jpg  Lorraine (nee Jerger) Schurr, Age 96, of North Fort Myers, Florida and Attica passed away on June 23, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late William Schurr.

The dearest mother of the late Kathy (Michael) Dominick, William Jr. (Tonigail), Karen (Tony) Orlando, John (Brenda); loving grandmother of ten and sixteen great-grandchildren. 

There will be no prior visitation. A 1:00PM Funeral Service will be held at Clarence Fillmore Cemetery on Ransom Road in Clarence, NY on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

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.

Pavilion - Michael E. Penders, 66, of Pavilion, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home.

Mike was born July 17, 1953, in Batavia, a son of the late James and Leona (Frisco) Penders.

Michael enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, spending time at his camp in Rossie, NY, fishing, as well as riding, fixing and racing cars and snowmobiles.  In his younger years, Mike was very dedicated to the Batavia Downs and caring for the horses.  Mike was a lifetime member of Limerock Speedway and Loyal Order of the Moose - Lodge 1132 in LeRoy.  A long time truck driver, he retired from Ryder Integrated Logistics.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rosa Penders of Pavilion; a son, Everett (Erin) Penders of Dover Plains; a daughter, Jennifer (Devin) Northrup of Pavilion; grandchildren,  Evelyn Rose Northrup and Mason James Michael Northrup; a brother, James (Carolyn) Penders of Pavilion; sisters, Donna (Geoffrey) Legg of North Carolina, Denise (Robert) Meyers of Dansville and Patricia Moncrief of Phoenix, AZ and several nieces and nephews.

Michael is predeceased by his siblings, Carole (Ferris) Hazlett, Joyce (James) Bratt, Janet (Everett) Shepard and Robert Penders.

Mike's family would like to thank Dr. Matthew Gross and the Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis Center in Batavia for their exceptional and compassionate care that they provided.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael's memory may be made to the family.

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

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




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