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Anna S. (Harris) Wheaton, 66, of Batavia passed away on the morning of March 21, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on July 21, 1955 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Shirley (Conway) Harris. In addition to her parents, Anna is also predeceased by her son in law; Reynold Hewitt-Anderson; brother in law Robert Gormley.

Anna was a hard working woman who loved her family. She obtained her GED and her LPN License and worked as a nurse in several area nursing homes until injuries forced her to stop nursing. She then went back to school to become a truck driver and traveled the highways and byways of America with her husband Charles. When a shoulder injury forced her off the road, she went back to nursing, working in a doctor’s office until her health finally sidelined her.

She spent a lot of her time with her children and grandchildren entertaining them with movies, Nerf gun wars, games and most importantly, her love. She was a passionate player of Mexican Dominos. Anna treated winning or losing with the same verve.

Anna is survived by her husband of 21 years; Charles Wheaton; children Amy (Jeremy) Szulewski, Melissa Anderson and Christopher Anderson-Hewitt; stepsons Ricki (Kerry) Wheaton and Thomas (Amanda) Wheaton; brothers Roddy (Merrie) Harris, Richard (Lee) Harris; sisters Robin (Patrick) Krebs, Sandy Gormley; along with 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and too many cousins to count that will also sorely miss her.

There will be no prior calling hours or Services per her wishes. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org.  To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

  ctretter.jpg  Carl Leo Tretter, 90, of Batavia passed away on Friday March 18, 2022 at Premier Genesee Nursing Home. He was born on June 29, 1931 in Elba to the late Mathias W. and Helen (Meyer) Tretter. In addition to his parents, Carl is predeceased by his wives; Virginia Tretter, Beverly Tretter and Irene Tretter; siblings Isabella Rada, Mary Tretter, Paul Tretter, Sister Florence Tretter, Teresa Dehm and Joan Moynihan.

Carl was a very loving father, brother and husband. He was a United States Air Force veteran. Carl was a hardworking man who was highly involved in his five sons’ athletic endeavors. He was a very generous man. He would give the shirt off his back even to a complete stranger if they needed help.  Carl’s great love of family always included the Tretter Christmas parties which was everyone’s favorite each year. Carl always loved to plant a huge vegetable garden. Sometimes he had over 900 tomato plants and welcomed neighbors, friends and family to come and help themselves.

Carl was involved in the farming industry. He loved working with the local farmers. Up before the crack of dawn, he loved checking on the farmers crops. He always felt they were family. Many of those farmers’ families became our family. You could always find Carl at a local diner making the employees laugh. His love for God, people and life was contagious.

He is survived by his 5 sons; David (Mary) Tretter of Greeley, Co., Thomas (Carole) Tretter of Akron, OH., Robert (Susan) Tretter of Batavia, Joseph (Cindy) Tretter of Akron, NY., and William (Margaret) Tretter of Port Orange, FL; 15 grandchildren Tom (Myra) Tretter, Kevin (Alicia) Tretter, Maureen Tretter, Stefanie (Tim) Clark, Justin (Katie) Tretter, Eric Tretter, Jason Tretter, Kyle Tretter, Jonathan (Kristi) Tretter, Alyssa (Vinny) Antinore, Katie (Collin) Belcher, JC (Anna) Tretter, Paige Tretter, Madisen Tretter and Spencer Tretter; 20 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday March 25, 2022 from 3:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday March 26, 2022 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia. Carl will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nationalmssociety.org. 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.

edelong.jpg  Earl F. DeLong, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2022 at Elderwood of Lakeside in Brockport. He was born August 7, 1932 in LeRoy to the late James F. and Emma (Briether) DeLong Sr. Earl is preceded in death by siblings, Frieda Verhulst, Rita Hawker, James F. DeLong Jr and Doris Morgan. 

Mr. DeLong was a proud Sergeant in the United States Army, he was mainly stationed in Germany. He held numerous jobs throughout his life but most of his career was spent with the New York State Department of Corrections. Earl was a Sergeant at Attica Correctional Facility and retired as a Lieutenant at Albion Correctional Facility in 1989.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Evangeline A. (Steen) DeLong, children, Earl G. (Jennifer) DeLong and Amy S. (Brad) Mosiman, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 2 to 3pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A Celebration of his Life will follow at 3:00pm at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Machpelah Cemetery, in LeRoy.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Batavia - Ellen Southall of Batavia, was born on April 13, 1949 in South Dakota and left this earth on March 21, 2022 due to complications from angio sarcoma which was diagnosed in July 2021. She was a long-term employee of Genesee County and Marathon Insurance.

Survivors include her son, Jeffrey (fiance Laura); grandsons, Harrison and Dominic, and Laura's daughter, Sydney; siblings, Gayle (Reed), Nancy (Jack), Loren (Cindy), Anita (Steven), David, and Lisa (Bill); aunt, Wylla and uncle A.C; cousins, Diane, Denise, and Doreen. Mourning her death are friends forever, Vickie, Jean, Nellie, Audrey, Laurie, George, Pat, Sherry; support friend, Julie; former husband, James; and former daughter-in-law, Samantha; as well as members of the City Church family.

She is predeceased by her parents, Wanda and Allan; 20-year life partner, George Forsyth; her Aunt Darla; and cousin, Larry.

Services were private. To honor Ellen, please say something kind to those who cross your path and beautify this world as she did by planting zinnia and cosmos seeds each year.

Arrangements were 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.

vanalstyne_mary_-_photo_correct1.jpgMary C. VanAlstyne, 100 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (March 18, 2022) at her residence.

She was born in De Funiak Springs, Florida on June 12, 1921, a daughter of the late Maxwell and Edith Gray Calhoun.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond VanAlstyne, who died March 12, 2000. Sister of the late Arthur Calhoun and Alleda Skinner.

Mary was a 1939 graduate of Corfu High School and then went on to graduate from the Rochester Business Institute. She was employed by the Genesee County Welfare Office and Genesee County Auto Bureau, Eaton Yale and Towne and finally Genesee Community College where she would eventually retire from. While at Eaton, she served as Editor of “Trojan News Letter” which led to association with the Niagara Frontier Editors Association as Secretary and President. She also served as District Vice President of the American Association of Industrial Editors. Mary received national recognition from this organization for year round support of “The United Fund”, leading to her induction in the 1972 edition of “Who’s Who of American Women”. She was one of the original members of The Genesee Area Genealogists Organization and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia.

Survivors include daughters, Dorine (Russell) Morgan of Denver, CO and Barbara (Thomas) Mruczek of Batavia. Son, Robert VanAlstyne of Batavia. Grandchildren, Derek (Nicole) Morgan, Keith (Phillina) Morgan, Eric (Katie) Mruczek, Stephanie Mruczek and Alexandra Mruczek. Also survived by six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (March 26th) from 2-5pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY,  where a funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 5pm.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Grandview Cemetery

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Richmond Memorial Library. Expression of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

James (Jim) Edwin Woodruff passed away on December 15th at his home in Batavia surrounded by his loving family and nursing staff.

Jim's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road in Batavia.

nancyd.jpg  Nancy Jane Duncan, a longtime resident of Batavia, passed on March 15, 2022 at the age of 80.  She was born on July 19, 1941 in Binghamton to the late Raymond and Helen (Owczaryk) Durr. In addition to her parents, Nancy is predeceased by her daughters; Christyne Ray (Browne) and Susan Browne

Nancy was a loving wife, a mother of 4 and a friend to many. She loved her dogs, plants, knitting, crafts and was an avid reader and collector. 

Nancy is survived by her husband; Edward Duncan; her sons Michael Browne of San Diego, CA and David Browne of Rochester NY; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her life can make a donation to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

kimk.jpg  Kim M. Knauss, 64, of Byron passed away peacefully on Sunday March 13, 2022 at her home. She was born on December 23, 1957 in Batavia to the late Herbert and Gloria (Miller) Scroger. In addition to her parents, Kim is predeceased by her sisters; Toni Scott and Peggy McBride.

She is survived by her husband; Dean Knauss of Byron; daughters Joy (Chris) Barberio and Tara Hodgins; brother Herbie (Pudgie) Scroger; sisters Tina (Bob) Kehlenbeck and Tammy (Dave) Culver, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held at a later date.

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.

flag.jpgJohn Brian Thompson, 70 of Batavia and formerly of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on Sunday (march 13, 2022) at the Batavia V. A. Medical Center.

He was born December 11, 1951 in Buffalo, a son of the late Walter and Agnes Sears Thompson.

John was a Veteran of the Vietnam War and served his country from 1971-1972.

He is survived by a brother, Mitchell Thompson, close cousins, Kenneth Junevic, Evelyn Nowacki, cousins and close friends.

 A private funeral service with military honors will be held at the Western New York National Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

stiles.jpg  Dale E. Stiles Sr., 75, of Batavia passed away on March 16, 2022 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1946 to the late Daniel and Dolly (King) Stiles. In addition to his parents, Dale is predeceased by his siblings William Stiles, Frank (Lucille) Stiles, Lowry Stiles, Ione Johnson and Patricia Neth.

Dale worked for Batavia City Schools for many years. He was everyone’s favorite uncle, all-time pitcher and all-time quarterback. Above all else, he loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his loving wife Beverly (Horch) Stiles of Batavia; children Julie (Jon) Robinson of Alden, Dale Stiles Jr. of Batavia, Daniel (Lori) Stiles of Corfu and Dawn Stiles of Batavia; siblings Sylvia (James) Marble of Nunda, James Stiles of Pavilion, Donna (Ronald) Johnson of Batavia and Lori (Greg) Baldwin of Holley; sister-in-laws Nancy Stiles and Donna Stiles, Patricia (Charles) Dingman, Marion Dupont, Elaine Horch, Rosemary Fitzwater, Elaine Klatt and and brother-in-laws Tom Neth and Brian Horch; grandchildren Amanda (Robert) Rickner, Jacob (Katherine) Stiles, Megan Stiles, Chayce Stiles and Luke Rindell; great-grandchildren Alizon Rickner, Zavannah Rickner and Mara Stiles, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday April 2, 2022 at Grandview Cemetery in Batavia, where Dale will be laid to rest.  

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021. 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.

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