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On Friday August 12th, Sarah Southcott, Loving Wife and Mother of Three children, of Perry, NY passed away at age 43.

Sarah was born on October 9th 1978, in Rochester, NY to Brian and Donna (Heaman) Clark. She grew up and attended school in LeRoy, NY. On September 22 2001, she married Jeremy Southcott. They raised one son, Clark and two daughters, Sally and Jane.

 sarah_southcott_0.jpg  Sarah was the most loving and caring mother. She was a truly genuine friend to all that met her. Her passion for happiness was only surpassed by her love for her children. She enjoyed sitting on the beach building sand castles with the kids while living in Georgia, and playing in the snow building snowmen while living in New York. Her smile would light up a bottomless pit, and her language was not for the faint of heart, but she never judged a soul and always had an embrace for any that needed one. The love between her and her husband was pure and true. They were inseparable from the day they met. Family was her highest priority, and as the baby of six she loved a full house. When times got hard it was all “easy peasy”. She was and will always be our Cutie Pie.

Sarah was preceded in death by her daughter, Sadie. Sarah is survived by her Husband, Jeremy, Son, Clark (Mariah), Daughters, Sally and Jane, Parents, Brian and Donna Clark, Sister, Deborah (Eric) Kinney, Brothers, Michael (Catherine), Patrick (Tracey), Mathew (Alicia), and Josh (Margarita) Clark, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The world will be a little duller without her bright smile and giving heart... In lieu of flowers, her family is asking that donations be made to Sully and the Ladies in Pink, 9605 Nunda-Dalton Rd., Dalton, N.Y. 14836.

Family and friends may call on Friday, August 19 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy with her Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.

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

LeRoy ~ Burton R. Manley, age 77, of Warsaw Road, passed away at home Monday afternoon (August 15, 2022) in the loving presence of his family.

He was born December 30, 1944 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late Gilbert and Ruby Smith Manley.

burton_r._manley_0.jpg  Burt will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend to many. He loved camping, fishing, the outdoors, woodworking and riding in Gypsy the golfcart at Southwoods Campground.

He worked for Huther Brothers Saw Manufacturing Company in Rochester as an Anvil Man for 42 years prior to his retirement. Burt was one of the founding fathers and lifetime member of LeRoy Volunteer Ambulance, where he was a first aid instructor. He was a former member of the LeRoy Moose Family Center and LeRoy Fire Dept. Auxiliary and was a current member of the LeRoy Fire Dept. Fire Police and the Excelsior Hook & Ladder Co.

Burt will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Josephine Campesi Manley; his children, Wendy (John) Johnson and Brian (Jennifer) Manley; grandchildren, Jennifer (Scott) Pellett, Craig (Lindsey) Johnson, Alexandra Manley and Briannah Birch; great-grandchildren, Ellison Pellett and Josie Pellett; brothers, Donald (Jeanne) Manley and Earl (Diane) Manley; sisters-in-law, Joyce Manley and Barbara Manley, along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Amy Manley; siblings, Albert Manley, Elizabeth (Donald) Boughner, Charles Manley, Floyd (Sandra) Manley, Genevieve Manley and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Augustine and Sarah Andolora Campesi.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, August 18 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19 at 11:00 AM. Private interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Burt’s family for distribution to charities of their choice.

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

Onalee (Davis) Duthe, age 95, of Pavilion, New York, lived from June 8, 1927, to August 14, 2022.

 onalee_v._duthe_0.jpg  A daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys (Buckley) Davis, she was born in Niagara Falls, New York and attended grade school in Thorold, Ontario. She returned to New York and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1945. In 1948 she married Richard Duthe, who predeceased her in 1971. As a widow, Onalee returned to college to become a teacher, retiring in 1996. A trained soprano, she sang solos and performed with choirs all of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pavilion.

Survivors include her children; Richard (Kitty Baker), Donald (Denise) and Bonnie; grandsons; Mark (Keri) and Ryan (Betsey); great grandchildren; Thomas, Theodor, Peter, and Quinlan; brother, William (Lois) Davis; dear friend and colleague, Linda Starkey, as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Ada (William) Budde.

Burial will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

nana_rose.jpg  Elizabeth J. Rose, 94, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Sunday August 14, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 21, 1928 in Batavia to the late Thomas and Santa (DeFelice) Marcello. In addition to his her parents, Elizabeth is predeceased by her husband; Mauro J. “Moe” Rose; siblings Alex Marcello, Frank Marcello, Anthony Marcello, Mary Nicometo and Anna Marcello.

Liz was a very loving mother, sister, wife and Nana.  She was a hard-working woman who was very involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s endeavors.  She was a very generous woman, whether it be things for her grandchildren, charities or church, she would give wholeheartedly.  Liz’s great love of family always included the Marcello Christmas Eve celebration, homemade raviolis for Christmas dinner, holiday food traditions, homemade Italian cookies, family picnics and family vacations.  Everything she did, centered around her family. 

Liz was very active.  You could find her around town with her children enjoying a Tim Horton’s French Vanilla Cappuccino.  She never missed a birthday party, christening, wedding or family gathering.  Her love for family was endless.  She loved watching sports. New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills were her favorites.  Liz was a woman of deep faith, never missed a day of reading her devotionals, bible scriptures and readings.  Her love for her Lord and Savior was amazing. 

She is survived by her children; Susan (Robert) Tretter of Batavia, Michael “Skinny” Rose of Batavia and Sandra (Scott) Merkle of Batavia; 6 grandchildren Mara (Bobby), Jonathan (Kristi), Megan (Zach), Alyssa (Vinny), Sydney and Michael; 7 great-grandchildren Parris, London, Jonthan Jr., Jayce, Jett, Shea & Enzo, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday August 18, 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 Friday the 19th at Resurrection Parish 303 E. Main St. in Batavia. Mrs. Rose will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish 303 E. Main St. in Batavia. 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.

Lenore L. Wolford, 84, of LeRoy, passed away on July 22, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Lenore was born June 9, 1938 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Victor H. and Edith L. (Clark) Leipold.  She grew up on a farm outside of Leroy and attended Caledonia-Mumford High School where she played in the marching band.  She graduated from Grove City College in 1961.  She later earned a master’s in psychology. She began her teaching career in Massachusetts and taught for many years in Maryland.  Before her retirement, she taught at LeRoy High School, where she also coached the College Bowl team.

Lenore married Thomas C. Wolford on June 11, 1961. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and to Alaska. They lived in the suburbs of Washington, DC for several decades before she moved  back to LeRoy to care for her mother after her father’s death. She was a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church for a number of years and was active teaching adult Bible classes.  She enjoyed gardening and caring for her dogs. She is remembered as intelligent, kind, and caring.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas; children, Rachel, Emma, and Andrew, as well as seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul.

There are no prior calling hours.  Lenore's Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Ave., Bergen.  Private burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery in Bergen.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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

Arrangements for Lenore were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

June Wright, 88, was born in Oakfield, NY on June 25, 1934.  She went home to be with the Lord on August 11, 2022.  June was predeceased by parents, William and Irene Potter, her husband, Lester Wright and three brothers, Kenneth, Earl and Harold.  She is survived by her children, Thomas (Jim) Wright, Neil (Suzauna) Wright, Alan (Amy) Wright, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   June loved the Lord and was faithful.  She was a faithful servant at First Baptist Church in Batavia, NY.  Funeral services will be held privately with burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements for June were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Batavia – Elaine E. Worthington, age 89, from Batavia, New York passed away and went to be with Jesus on August 11, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born on January 3, 1933 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Howard and Estelle Minnemeyer Sauter.

Elaine worked at Batavia Times Publishing Co. for 15 years and at Central Tractor Farm and Family for 30 years as an office manager. She was a member of Northgate Free Methodist Church since age 5 and was a member of the church choir, Prime Timers, Adult Sunday School Teacher, served for 25 years as Christian Youth Crusaders (CYC) Leader and former church caretaker.

Her husband, Donald R. Worthington, passed away on August 8, 2007. They were married on April 7, 1951.

She is survived by her children, Wende (Robert C. Wood) of Batavia, Colleen (Randy) McIntire of Florida, Michelle (Robert G.) Wood of Batavia and Donald A. (Laura) Worthington of Pavilion (LeRoy); eight grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Lavrey of Batavia, Jeffery McIntire of Florida, Diane (Chris) Deleo of Batavia, Eric (Caryn) Wood of Batavia, Janell Wood of Batavia, Alan (Kyrin) Worthington of East Bethany, Grace (Ben) Colopy of Perry and Hannah Worthington of Mount Morris; seven great-grandchildren, Justin and Joel Deleo of Batavia, Derek McIntire of Oakfield, Kayla McIntire of Florida, Mackenzie Lavrey of Batavia, Randy McIntire II of Oakfield and Eden Colopy of Perry along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sisters, Donna Grasso and Florence Salvador.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia where funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 12 pm. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her name to Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street, Road, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, 6400 Sheridan Drive, Suite 320, Buffalo, New York 14221. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Dakota M. Raffel, 21, of Batavia, passed away on July 18, 2022.

Dakota was born January 26, 2001 in Batavia, a son of Charles (Emeraldgene) Raffel and Jennifer (Hafford) Pansy.

Dakota enjoyed biking and fishing.  He was a laborer for Casella.   

Surviving along with his parents, are his brothers and sisters, Robert Gayhart, Jr., Shawn Raffel, Myles Raffel, Joseph Raffel, Dylan Raffel, Ashley Pansy, Tearra Gayhart, Faith Gayhart, Dena Raffel, Treysean Mosier and Easton Mosier; grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, including Richard Hafford, Jr.

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

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

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

Dorene Elwell, 78, from Bergen, New York, formerly of North Tonawanda, died peacefully and went to be with Jesus, on August 11, 2022. Born on July 25, 1944, she is predeceased by her parents William and Hilda Scoville of North Tonawanda, sister Jean Madsen, and brother William.  And is survived by her husband, Robert Elwell, Sr, of 58 years of loving marriage.

Dorene Elwell was a great mother, wife and grandmother, who loved helping others. She always saw the best in people. She worked for many years as a home health aide and retired as a CNA and an activities aide at Leroy Village Green Nursing Home. She loved her family and she loved God. She enjoyed reading and doing puzzles later in life but when she was younger, she loved crafts, including quilting. Her prized possession, besides her faith and her family, was a large quilt that hangs in her house which she made. Dorene always had a beautiful heart to help others but her fire for God and life is what people loved about her. Dorene had a song or tune to sing about everything, which the family will miss greatly about her.

Dorene is survived by her husband, Robert, Sr, her son, Robert, Jr of New Hampshire. Two daughters, Patricia Hall of Batavia, NY and Judith (Martin) Pratt of Wyoming, NY; her two grandchildren; Michaela (Tony) Baudanza of North Chili, NY and Sam Baudanza of Wyoming, NY. Three sisters, Betty Dawley, Shirley (Robert) Manning, and Finetta Musser, and her brother Charles (Sharon) Scoville and many nieces, nephews, and cousins who she loved dearly.

Visiting hours will be Monday, August 15th, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen, New York. Funeral services will be held at Brockport Free Methodist Church, Tuesday, August 16th @ 10am, Luncheon to follow. Burial will be at East Bethany Cemetery, East Bethany, NY @ 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations to the Wilmot Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Society, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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

Dorothy Ann “D.A.” Jamalkowski, 88 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2021 at United memorial Medical Center.

She was born May 13, 1933 in Batavia, a daughter of the late David and Dorothy Volz Walters.

She was a former bookkeeper for Terry Hills Golf Course prior to her retirement.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Raymond Jamalkowski of Batavia. Son, Tom Jamalkowski of Batavia. Brother, William (Judith) Walters of Macedon and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday (August 17th), 1:30pm at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ellicott Street, Batavia.

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





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