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renee.jpg  Renee Miller, 70, of Wyoming passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Batavia on January 18, 1950 to the late George and Doris (Parker) Lear.

Renee worked for many years at Wyoming Central School, the Penny Saver and Sylvania in Batavia. She enjoyed baking, traveling, camping, fishing, planting her favorite flowers in the spring and spending time with her family. Renee was a compassionate woman who always made sure others needs were met above her own until the end. Her quiet strength and undying love will continue to inspire her family and she will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her husband; Glenn Miller; son Jeffrey Miller of Buffalo; brothers Laverne (Susan) Lear and Gary Lear; sister Victoria Krueger, along with many nieces and nephews.

Renee’s family would like to thank Renee’s niece, Leigh, for the special care she provided over the last weeks of her life.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A private Funeral Service will be held for the family. Renee will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.   

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St in Batavia.  For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

Florida/Batavia - Richard Langford Christie, III, 57  of Ruskin, Florida and Batavia  passed away on Friday, (November 6, 2020) at his home in Batavia.
Mr. Christie was born February 19, 1963 in Miami, Florida, a son of Richard Langford Christie, Sr. and Eartha Lee (Jackson) Christie.

Services for Richard will be held in Florida at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, Florida 33578. Those wishing to send arrangements, please deliver by 5 PM on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Any cards or gifts of love can be mailed to The Christie Family, c/o/ Kosheka Wright, 10010 Park Place Avenue, Riverview, Florida, 33578.  Burial will be in Serenity Meadows in Riverview.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the care of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Grace  P. Cook, age 84, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Mrs. Cook was born Friday, October 2nd, 1936 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, a daughter of the late Hedley Robert Earle and Mary Elizabeth Cook Earle.

Grace was a member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia. An avid gardener, she enjoyed walking with her friends.

She is survived by her siblings; David (Barbara) Earle of Batavia, Edward (Beverly) Earle of Lockport, Jeanette Konieczny of Batavia and Loretta Bausch of Silver Lake; her sister-in-law, Marge Earle of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings; William, Jerry and Patrick Earle, Phyllis Griener, Stella Cirillo and Betty Minchin.

There are no prior visiting hours. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 in the Father T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, New York 14263.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

nutting_casey_-_photo1.jpgCasey D. Nutting, 45 of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Friday (November 6, 2020) at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born December 15, 1974, in Batavia, a son of James Nutting and Rebecca Judd.

Casey was employed by Advanced Auto Parts in Batavia. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, swimming and would try to do just about anything life gave him. He was an excellent cook and very much enjoyed Alaska, where he had lived previously for fifteen years.

He is survived by his mother, Rebecca (Daniel) Judd of Batavia. Father, James (Carolyn) Nutting of Summerfield, FL. Children, Sirius, Elora and Curtis Nutting, all of Alaska. Brothers, Corrie (Karen) Nutting of Tacoma, WA and Chad (Courtney) Judd of Batavia. Step-sister, Tammy (Roy) Martin of Summerfield, FL. Step-brothers, Joseph Lindsley of Medina and James Lusk of Summerfield, FL. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for sometime during the summer of 2021.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to be used to set up a trust fund for Casey’s three children and mailed to Rebecca Judd, 25 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to The Bridge Addiction Recovery, 22 Washington Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ETNRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

ayala.jpg Pedro C. Ayala, 95, of Batavia passed away peacefully surrounded by this family on Thursday November 5, 2020. He was born on August 1, 1925 in Humacao, Puerto Rico to the late Alphonzo Castro and Maria Ayala. In addition to his parents, Pedro is predeceased by his wife; Marguerite Austin Ayala and brother, Amerigo Ayala.

Pedro worked for many years at Oatka Milk Products and Comstock. He was an avid Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. He played the guitar and enjoyed music. Pedro cherished his children, grand and great-grandchildren. He loved the Lord and introduced his children to God and an early age.

He is survived by his children; Victor Ayala of GA., Peter Ayala of Batavia, Vanessa (Ernest) Fullwood of PA., Margarite (William) Vascinne of N. Chili, Debra Ayala of NJ., Anita Ayala of Batavia, Donna (Henry) Rolle of Batavia and Diana Ayala; brothers Poncho, Antonio and Angelo Ayala, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends Family and friends are invited to call on Friday November 13, 2020 from 2:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be private. Mr. Ayala will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.
Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

sarahharding.jpgSarah A. “Sally” Harding, 88, of Attica, passed away peacefully under the loving care of many volunteers and family on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Charlotte House in North Java. She was born January 29, 1932 in Batavia to the late Edward and Alice (Costello) Ostertag. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Gordon “Gub” Harding and brother Jack Ostertag.

Sally was local business owner of Attica Furniture, the founder of Parsons Place Christian bookstore and Bloomz Florist, a devoted Christian and member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, and the author of Rise Catholic Women. Sally was involved in many clubs including Sunshine Senders and countless other charitable organizations. Sally loved people and people loved her.

She is survived by her children Deborah Harding Stokes of Alexander, Jan (James) Latello of Darien, Ted (Nancy) Harding of Batavia, Kay (Bill) McDonald of Batavia, Tom (Rhonda) Harding of NC, Mary Alice “Chaz” (Jeff) Loucks of Attica, Mike (Tina) Harding of Attica, 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and with many nieces and nephews.   

Friends are invited to join the family for an 11:00 AM on Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday November 12, 2020 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011 or to Charlotte House, 4316 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - Donald D. Hilbert, age 90, of Batavia passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Mr. Hilbert was born April 28, 1930 in Batavia, a son of the late Gerald L. Hilbert and Doris E. Dillon Hilbert.

A 1948 graduate from Batavia High School and graduate of the Erie County Technical Institute, Don was a lifetime member of Godfrey's Pond where he volunteered countless hours for the fish and fowl program. Don loved traveling to the Adirondack Mountains, fishing, boating and was proud of his extensive collection of fishing lures. Don enjoyed watching baseball games and was a fan of the New York Yankees. He was a member in good standing for over 39 years with The American Legion Post No. 0332 in Batavia. He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force from 1950-1954.

Donald is the husband of Elizabeth A. Wahl Hilbert. They were married on August 5, 1961. He is also survived by his children; Steven (Brenda) Hilbert of Mauldin, South Carolina; Christopher (Wendy) Hilbert of Bergen, and Kimberly (Gardner) Holzhauser of Shacklesford, Virginia; seven grandchildren survive; Hennesey Kryston, Alissa Hilbert, Alex (Sarah)Hilbert, Alexandria Holzhauser, Danielle Holzhauser, Kassandra Holzhauser and Matthew Hilbert; his great-granddaughter; Georgia Goodrich; his brother; Reginald Hilbert of  Englewood, Florida along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Don is predeceased by his son, D. Michael Hilbert who passed away on August 30, 2020 and his brother, Sidney Hilbert who passed away in 1929.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial, with military honors will be held in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilmot Cancer Development Office, Alumni and Advancement Center, PO Box 278996, Rochester, New York 14627,  Godfrey's Pond, in care of Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association, Inc., P.O Box 217, Batavia, New York 14021, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing, 257 State Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Thomas “Tom” Miller ~ November 3 , 2020. Springwater: At age 76, Tom passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at his home in Springwater.  He was born in the village of Albion to the late Albert and Cecil Miller. Tom was predeceased by his wife; Louise Miller, survived by his son; Paul Miller and his wife Susan, his sister; Jean Hobbs and her husband Roger, his brother; Jim Miller, his granddaughter; Jessica Cole and her husband Nicholas, his great grandchild; Aiden, his very good friend Betty Lawrence and his former wife Sara Miller, along with several nieces and nephews.

Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. He was also an animal lover, especially to his 3 spoiled cats.  Tom retired from General Motors in Rochester NY.

A private graveside service will be held in the future at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.  To share a memory or a condolence, please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com


Corinne A. Maher, LeRoy, passed peacefully on November 5, 2020,  at the age of 94,with family by her side. Predeceased by her devoted husband of 60 years, James.
She is survived by her sons, James of The Villages, Florida, Edward (Loretta) of Bowling Green, OH, and daughters Patricia (Gerald) Fernaays LeRoy, NY, and Ann (William) Baker Allentown, PA, 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was born February 7, 1926 to Anna and Edward McDowell in Uniontown, PA. Corinne was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Corinne was graduated from St. John’s HS in 1943. Retired from Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia, a job which she loved.

Corinne was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Church, a member of The Third Order, and the Trinity bible study. Corinne spent the last 8 years as a resident of The Village Green Nursing Home where she was beloved by many for her joyful spirit.

Her rite to Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Monday, November 9, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 44 Lake St. LeRoy, NY. Arrangements Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home 111 Wolcott St. LeRoy. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit Leroyfuneralhome.com

 

East Bethany - Temple D. Lewis, Jr., 82 of East Bethany passed away on November 5, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

He was a resident of this community for 23 years and attended First Baptist Church in Batavia.

He was born in 1938 at Vasser Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York, and was the son of Evelyn Pervall Lewis and Temple Lewis, Sr., both of whom predeceased him.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 14th Infantry Ranger Division for 2 years until he was honorably discharged, earning a Good Conduct Medal.

After being discharged from the Army, he was employed by Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie for 34 years until his retirement on August 27, 1993.

In May of 1985, he married his current wife, Darleene Peters. Previously, he had been married to Joann Pennix. They had three children: Camille D. Lewis Pittman who predeceased him; Lolita F. Lewis of Poughkeepsie, and Stephen D. Lewis, also of Poughkeepsie. He is survived by 5 grandchildren: Rashan Pittman, Elijah Jackson, Thiago Lewis-Araujo, Sacha Lewis-Araujo, and Zelehia Lewis.

In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Laura Strother and Barbara Baker of Charlottesville, VA. A host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

He always thought that his greatest qualities were his love of family and others regardless of who they were. He always enjoyed and helped people whenever he could and never stopped even though he was used and misused by some because of his kindness. He loved his hobby, classic cars, trucks, and tractors. He enjoyed the friends he met through this endeavor.

His other hobby was riding his Harley and caring for and loving his dogs. He always said that you can't trust some people to treat you right but your dogs will always be your best friend. He was a perfect example of living a life of happiness, respect, and live and let live.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service and military honors will be held at Stafford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Temple's name may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.

The Lewis family entrusted the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia with arrangements for Temple. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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