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LeRoy ~ Allen L. Hansen, age 92, formerly of Sweetland Road, Stafford, passed away early Friday morning (March 31, 2023) at Crossroads House in Batavia.

   al_website_0.jpg  He was born August 17, 1930 in LeRoy, one of twelve children of the late Peder and Lillian Squires Hansen.

      Al will be remembered as a very talented man, who could build and repair anything. His optimistic attitude allowed him to always see the good in people.  He was a proud decorated Korean War Army veteran.  He retired from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office after a 25 year career as a Deputy Sheriff and also served the residents of Stafford as Town Justice for 7 years.

     He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Brenda (Jerry) Mancuso of Stafford and Lori (Shula Baumgold) Hansen of CT; grandson, Mark (Cristin) Mancuso; great-grandchildren, Grace and Nate Mancuso; brother, Dean (Betty) Hansen of Rochester, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Al was predeceased by his wife, Doris Hull Hansen; grandson, Scott Mancuso and siblings, Irving, Henry, Christian, Alfred, Paul, Leslie, Lloyd, Violet Reed, Martha Hines and Ann Hendershott.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday, April 4 from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Graveside Services with military honors will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 11:00 A.M. at Stafford Rural Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021  www.crossroadshouse.com 

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

athoe_paul_-_photo1.jpgPaul G. Athoe, 57 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Monday (March 27, 2023) at Gateway Home in Attica, NY.

He was born January 20, 1966 in Batavia, a son of Harold W. Athoe II and the late Marilyn Strathearn Athoe.

Paul was a great cook and baker who would make things just so he could share with others. He loved to do landscaping, yard work and watch NASCAR racing. He will be greatly missed by his beloved dog, Reggie.

Survivors include his father, Harold W. Athoe II of Batavia.  Brothers, Daniel (Debra) Athoe of Batavia, John (Vicki) Athoe of Batavia, Peter Athoe of Kentucky, and Sister, Elizabeth “Liz” (late Richard) Farmer of Alexander. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Paul is the brother of the late Deborah (Athoe) DeMay.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Grandview Cemetery.

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




Daniel Richard Michael Ginnane-Gannon, 81, of James Island, SC, husband of Nancy Toal Gannon, passed away March 28, 2023 at Roper Hospice in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He was a resident of James Island for 35 years. Mr. Gannon was born February 18, 1942 in Batavia, New York, son of the late Thomas S. Ginnane-Gannon and Gwendolyn Leonie Hammett Gannon. He was a graduate of Batavia High School, Class of 1959. Mr. Gannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of Brockport, NY (SUNY) in 1963, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Upon graduation, he took a position with the Pembroke Central School System in New York and taught at the elementary school in Corfu, NY for 25 years. Mr. Gannon was a Union Organizer Leader with NYS United Teachers Association, AFT, NEA and formed the first teacher’s union in the Pembroke school system. He was also responsible for the organizing of all non-teaching personnel in the Pembroke school system into a union of their own.
After retiring from his union presidency and teaching duties at Pembroke, he moved to Charleston along with his wife, Nancy, who became the Chief of Dietetics at the Veterans Medical Center in downtown Charleston. Mr. Gannon became a Family History Researcher and amateur Genealogist after his arrival in Charleston and assisted hundreds of people worldwide who had connections to the city and required help in finding their ancestors. He found his own living relatives in England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
Mr. Gannon also worked with the Department of Defense after arriving in Charleston, taking a position as Director of Vending Activities at the old Naval Base as well as all the vending activities at the weapon station in Goose Creek, SC, the Air Force Base in North Charleston, and the Naval and Marine Base in Beaufort, SC. He was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon in Charleston for 35 years. 
Mr. Gannon was also known as Dan the Beach Man at Folly Beach, SC. He would walk the beach every morning at 5 am looking for treasures and trash while keeping the area clean.
Mr. Gannon is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy; youngest daughter, Gwendolyn A. Gannon-Harvey and son-in-law Joseph Harvey of Wallingford, KY - Gwen is a Board Certified Psychiatric Registered Nurse, Board Certified Rehabilitation RN and Certified Nurse Case Manager; brother-in-law, Nicholas P. Figlow of Sarasota, FL; sister-in-law, Barbara Toal of Batavia, NY; brother-in-law, Larry and sister-in-law Patti Toal of Batavia, NY; grandchildren: Nicholas Bischoff - a carpenter; Dylan Bischoff - a carpenter and project manager both of Lockport, NY; Dana Lingard of Jacksonville, FL - a Nutrition Counselor/Healthcare professional; Erin Lingard of Ridgewood, NY - an Artist and Welder; Gilberto Millares of Englewood, FL - is attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Pilot Program; Alex Wetmore of Hamburg, NY and Lynsey Wetmore of Oakfield, NY; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews on both sides.
He was predeceased by his sister in 2021, MaryAnn Figlow; his oldest daughter in 2022, Loretta Louise Bischoff - a Day Habitation Specialist in Niagara Falls, NY and a graduate of Buffalo State University; his stepson in 2013, Shawn Wetmore; and his youngest granddaughter in 2016, Lissette Gwendolyn Millares - an avid equestrian.
Mr. Gannon's Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, possibly June 2023. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. 

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting www.jhenrystuhr.com

Please send donations to:
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
1600 Corporate Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617
Ph. 757-563-1600
Fax. 757-563-1656

Alcoholics Anonymous
General Service Office
P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163

Howard W. Hobin, 85, of Byron, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Unity Hospital.  Howard's full obituary will be published in the upcoming days.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Joseph F. Hare III, 63, of Akron, passed away peacefully Monday, March 27, 2023.

Joe was born in the Town of Tonawanda on July 13, 1959, a son of the late Joseph F. Hare, Jr., and Elaine Knapp Hare. He was the brother of the late Lee A. Hare.

Joe served our country in the United States Army from 1978 to1985.

Joe is survived by his brother Michael (Beth) Hare, nephew Zachery Hare, his son Andreas Hare and sister-in-law Maureen Augustyn-Hare. 

There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the Western New York National Cemetery, Monday, April 3, 2023, at 1 PM. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, New York.

LeRoy - Ivan S. Inouye, 78 of LeRoy,  passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

He was born Wednesday, June 21st, 1944 in Nampa, Idaho a son of the late Frank Inouye and Toshi Inouye.

A member of the Bergen United Methodist Church, he enjoyed playing golf and gardening. In his younger years Ivan enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He served in the Air National Guard for 23 years and worked for several divisions of Kraft Food for 46 years.

He is survived by his wife, Susan A. Ireland Inouye whom he married on September 30, 1972. He is also survived by his children, Michelle Inouye of Avon; Nicole (Donald, III) Bockoven of Germantown, Maryland and her son, Aiden Bockoven also of Germantown, Maryland and Jared Inouye of LeRoy and his sister, Lucy (Keith) Harmon of Kansas City, Missouri.  

There are no prior visiting hours. His celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Avenue, Bergen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Batavia Salvation Army Food Shelf, 529 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Inc. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue, Bergen.

Byron—Gerald C. Bateman, Sr., age 95, died on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Strong Memorial Palliative Care Unit.

Mr. Bateman was born on October 29, 1927 in Batavia, the son of the late Frederick and Mary Hummel Bateman.

He retired from Eastman Kodak Company after 38 years of service. He was a foreman and then superintendent of the Paper Box Division.

Mr. Bateman, who was a lifelong resident of Byron, was a life member and past president of the South Byron Fire Company. Along with his wife Sarah, they were recognized by the Genesee Chamber of Commerce in 1999 as “Geneseeans of the Year” and also by the South Byron Fire Company as “Members of the Year” for 1998. He was also recognized by the fire company for his 65 years of service to the company and community. He was a member and past Master of the former Byron Grange and former Town council member.

Mr. Bateman is predeceased by Sarah, his wife of 53 years, his son, Dennis Bateman, his son-in-law, Peter Schragle, sister, Winifred Redinger and brother, Kermit Bateman.

He is survived by his son, Gerald Jr. of Pittsford, his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Eric Nelson of Honeoye Falls, and daughter-in-law, Lynn Frisbee of North Greece. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brian (Hayley) Nelson of Aldie, VA, Geoffrey (Susan Shao) Nelson of Boston, MA, Jared (Nicole) Bateman of Hilton and Justine (Eric Fisk) Bateman of North Greece. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Sarah and Aidan Bateman, Jaden Hawkins, Evangeline Fisk, Kaden and Walker Nelson, Ricky and Haley Renno. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-grandnieces and nephews, as well as cousins and dear friends.

Friends and family may call from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday, April 2 at the H. E. Turner Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, April 3 at 11 am. Burial will be at Byron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to South Byron Fire Company, PO Box 30, South Byron, NY 14557. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

galton_alan_-_photo1.jpgAlan E. Galton Sr., 73 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (March 28, 2023) at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester, NY.

He was born February 3, 1950 in Warsaw, NY, a son of the late Burdett and Lillian Hare Galton.

Alan was a truck driver for Laidlaw Transit in Batavia prior to his retirement. He enjoyed tinkering with cars and fishing. He will be missed dearly by those who knew him.

Survivors include his children, Alan (Kim) Galton Jr. of Caledonia and Vanessa (William) Dempsey of Stafford. Grandchildren, Cody Galton, Michael Galton and Owen Galton. Former wife, Mary Fay of Batavia. Sisters, Darlene Gray of Warsaw and Julie (John) Lawson of Pembroke. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Gloria McKenzie, Charlotte Galton and Eric Galton.

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

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




Gary C. Draper, 82, of Brockport, NY passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Born on December 18, 1940 in Warsaw, NY, he was the son of the late Clifford and Dorothy (VanBuren) Draper.

He graduated from Pavilion High School and worked for Kodak and the Town of Clarkson. Gary enjoyed cooking, hunting and gardening.

Gary is survived by his son, Kevin Draper and his wife, Anne of Bethlehem Twp., PA; daughter, Heidi Porter and her husband, Mark of Wilson, NC; sister, Sandra Duguid and her husband, Donald; grandkids Jonathan & Matthew Draper, Samantha, Caitlyn, Charles & Steven Barker. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra (Pask) Draper and sister, Gale Sage.

Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Morello Funeral Home, Inc., 3720 Nicholas Street, Easton, PA (Palmer Twp.) Online condolences may be offered at www.morellofuneralhome.com.

anthonyrmortellaro.jpg Anthony R. Mortellaro, 90, of Buffalo, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Heathwood Assisted Living in Buffalo. He was born September 15, 1932 in Batavia to the late Ignazio and Carmella (Dorsey) Mortellaro. He is preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Terri Mortellaro, siblings, Casper and Frank Mortellaro, Rose VanValkenberg, Carmella “Millie" McVay, Mary Cassaro, and Jenny Stehlar.

Anthony was a proud United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He began working at George Smith Motor’s, he then went on to work for his brother at Mortellaro Sales & Service before going into business with his brother Joe and sister Milly at Joe’s Pro Shop and Tony’s Appliance Repairs. Tony was an avid rollerskater, enjoyed riding motorcycles and gardening. He also loved making champagne, especially for his children’s weddings.

He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley E. (Wilkens) Mortellaro of Buffalo, sons, Russell (Teri) of Buffalo, Timothy (Jamie) of Tampa, FL, Larry (Nina) Mortellaro of Batavia; brothers Joseph Mortellaro of E. Pembroke, Richard (Kathy) Mortellaro; 8 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, April 3, 2023 from 4 to 8pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial will held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or the Donor’s Choice. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.


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