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bower1.jpgMargaret (Margie) Bower, 90, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on December 23, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center.  She was born in Batavia, NY, the daughter of Raffaele and Anna Longobardi. 

As a lifelong Batavia native, Margie spent her early working years as a cook in the Food Service Department at St. Jerome Hospital.  She then became a beloved team member in the meat department at Tops Friendly Markets where she happily worked until retirement.  Under both job titles, she could always be found fully engaged in joyful conversations with co-workers, friends, or any new people she came in contact with. 

When at home, Margie was almost always found in the kitchen preparing a range of her signature food items and was especially known for her Sunday Sauce.  These preparations routinely included special deliveries to her friends and family in Batavia.  Margie was best known for her seemingly endless love for family and friends.  In particular, she was always eager to enjoy long conversations with her children and grandchildren consistently filled with laughs, hugs, and Margie’s unique expressions. 

Margie is predeceased by her husband, Robert Bower, nine siblings including Nunzio, Frank, James, Carmen, and Cornelius Longobardi, Lena Cappiello, Theresa Suozzi, Mary Cavalieri, and Antionette Giganti.  She is survived by five children including Louis (Missy) Andolora, Kathy (Rick) Leas, Glen (Cheryl) Andolora, Sheila (John) Hollwedel, and Lisa (Duane) Prine as well as thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   

Friends are invited to call from 4:00-7:00PM on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday December 31st at the Funeral Home. Margie will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. 

***Masks will be required for calling hours no matter your vaccine status***

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

 

sandrasanford.jpgSandra D. “Sandy” Sanford, 76 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 25, 2021. She was born April 26, 1945 in Talladega, Alabama to the late Ernest and Ruby (Gunter) Coe. She is preceded in death by both of her brothers, Samuel and Michael Coe.

Sandy retired from the ARC in Elba and volunteered for many years at East Shelby Bible Church. She was a loving and caring woman that adored children, especially her granddaughters, nieces and nephews. Sandy loved camping, chocolate, beagles and the casino. She will be missed at lunch with her lady friends and her Wednesday night rendezvous friends dinner group.

Sandy is survived by her beloved husband Gary Sanford of Oakfield, children, Rebecca (Cory) Heiden of St. Louis, MO, David (Fiance Sherry Woodrich) Sanford of Greece; sisters, Anna (Donald) Ip of Gibsonville, NC, Sherry Coe of Batavia; granddaughters, Julia Heiden of Philadelphia, PA and Abigail Heiden of St. Petersburg, FL; along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 4:00PM to 7:00PM on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00 AM Celebration of her Life will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Funeral Home.  ***Masks will be required at all services. ***

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Donor’s Choice. To share memories or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York, 14020.

Elba – Patricia Baldwin, age 80, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 24, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Pat was born on January 24, 1941, in Batavia, a daughter of the late George and Bertha Washburn Toal.

Pat´s servant heart and caring soul endeared her to everyone she met.  A member of The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, she had held the position of Deacon.  Pat was also a longtime member of The Elba Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary, celebrating 50 years of participation and service, with an impressive 44 years of running the Bingo Kitchen on Tuesday nights.  Many will remember her for making the best macaroni salad for Rec Hall events.  She also served as an election inspector, a den mother, and proudly provided the absolute best care for her many grandchildren.  An avid lover of puzzles, reading, and afternoon tea, she enjoyed a simple life focused on the family she had raised.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James A. Baldwin, Sr. of Elba; her children, Amy (Sam) Mooney of Oakfield, Gregory J. (Lori) Baldwin, Jr. of Holley, Peggy (David) Shuknecht and James A. (Bonnie) Baldwin, Jr., both of Elba; eight grandchildren, Renee Mooney, Sarah Mooney and Corey Mooney, all of Oakfield, Gregory J. Baldwin, Jr. of Holley, MSgt.  Brian (Elizabeth) Baldwin, USAF, who is currently stationed in Georgia, Brian (Elizabeth) Shuknecht of Elba, Daniel (Katelyn Cooper) Shuknecht  of Pavilion and Hannah and Joshua Baldwin, both of Elba; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dave (late Shirley) Toal of Fulton, Ron (Cheryl) Toal of Elba; her sister, Shirley (Mike) Heatherman of LeRoy and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her granddaughter, Christen L. Baldwin who passed away on June 18, 2016.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058 or the Elba Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Pat’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

koszuta_joseph_-_photo1.jpgJoseph R. Koszuta, 64 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Monday (December 20, 2021) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

He was born in Cheektowaga, NY, a son of the late Leonard and Helen Hejna Koszuta.

Joseph Koszuta lived a fulfilled life. He and Sharon are married for 43 years and grew their family with Annette and Brian. He enjoyed taking the family on road trips and camping. He truly loved his wife. He was a pillar for his children. He was an active ‘DziaJoe’ to his four grandchildren. He would stage treasure hunts, play on the floor with Lego, snack on junk food, teach paracord bracelets and so much more. Joe was an active leader in Akron Boy Scout Troop 559, which led him to hike parts of the Appalachian Trail. He was truly an outdoors enthusiast. A respected auto technician of 45 years, he never stopped learning and transitioned to advisor at Dave Smith Ford. Joseph was an all-around kind person. He would do his best to help out family and friends. He was resourceful and always found the good in everyone and every situation.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Ritter Koszuta of Akron. Daughter, Annette (Jason) Sweet of Lancaster. Son, Brian (Lori) Koszuta of Lancaster. Mother in-law, Carol Ritter. Siblings, Marilyn (Tony) Procaccini of Cheektowaga, Donald (Kathleen) Koszuta of Florida and Thomas (Lynn) Koszuta of Cheektowaga. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers in-law, sisters in-law and cousins.

He was predeceased by his sister, Judy Frys. Mother in-law and father in-law, Helen Ritter and John Ritter Sr.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (Dec 28th) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for distribution to various charities. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Elaine J. Rademacher, 65, of Attica, passed away unexpectedly on Monday December 20, 2021. She was born on June 12, 1956 in Buffalo to the late Edward and Joan (Tatu) Badding. Elaine is preceded in death by her beloved husband Peter C. Rademacher, as well as her brother, James (Michelle) Badding of West Falls.

Elaine, affectionately known as ‘Duke,’ was the first of five children and grew up in West Falls, New York. She graduated from East Aurora High School and was happily married to Peter for nearly 40 years. Together they had two children, Amanda (Shannon) Wood of Cibolo, TX, and Matthew (Lee) Rademacher of Wyoming, NY. She was also blessed with 5 grandchildren – Mackenzie, Madeline, Logan, Wyatt and Stanley.

In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is also survived by her siblings Patricia Badding of Branchburg, NJ, Andy (Kathleen) Badding of Buffalo, and Richard Badding of Buffalo, as well as niece and nephew Kelsey and Jacob Badding

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 28, 2021, from 11:00am-1:00pm at Marley Funeral Home, located at 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. Directly after the calling, family and close friends are invited to stay for a brief service and then travel to Elaine’s final resting place, Evergreen Cemetery in Wales Center, to say a final goodbye.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Wyoming County SPCA at 800 Creek Rd. Rt.98, Attica, NY, 14011 or the Attica Volunteer Fire Department at 11 Water St., Attica, NY. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Annapolis, MD ~ Shannon Anne Spillane, age 63, formerly of LeRoy, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

     She was born March 15, 1958 in Batavia, a daughter of Ursula Drayo Spillane and the late Donald E. Spillane.

     Shannon will be remembered as a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and dear friend, who was beautiful in so many different ways.  She was smart, fun, energetic, welcoming and extremely compassionate.  She had a special love for the many dogs in need of homes in her area and so she, along with her husband, Tom, rescued many of them over the years.

   shannon_spillane_newspaper_0.jpg  Her education started in LeRoy, where she attended Holy Family School and became a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Batavia.  She then went on for her undergraduate studies at St. Bonaventure University and ultimately completed her Master's degree in Journalism at the University of Maryland.  She worked for the University of Maryland in the Alumni Office, the Official Olympics, working closely with Eunice Kennedy Shriver and eventually went on to work for the United States Naval Academy as their Protocol and Special Events Director.  Through this position, along with her loving, kind and generous ways, she developed many close relationships across the U.S., one of which included becoming a very good friend of Roger Staubach.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband, Thomas J. Welsh; her mother, Ursula Spillane of LeRoy; her sister, Shawn (Joseph) Siconolfi of Rochester; nephews, Nicholas Vincent and Tyler Siconolfi; special cousins, Vicki (David) Clark, Kevin (Barbara) Klinkbeil and Kristopher (Catherine) Klinkbeil; her brother's companion, Johanna Buran, her many beloved canine companions, along with many other relatives and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by her father, Donald, brother, Brendan "Mickey" and her aunt and uncle, Rachel and William Klinkbeil.

     Family and friends are invited to attend Shannon's Funeral Mass on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy. (Face Masks are required for attendance) She will be laid to rest privately with her father and brother in St. Francis Cemetery.    

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 (https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/AACSPCA) or St. Bonaventure University, P.O. Box 2519, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

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

Batavia - Eileen L. Biaselli, 63  of Batavia passed away on Wednesday, (December 15, 2021) at home.

Mrs. Biaselli was born June 15, 1958 in Batavia.

Eileen enjoyed decorating, music, and reading. She loved to cook, camp, and watch various TV shows and movies. She had a love for animals and greatly liked playing board games.

Surviving are her mother, Geraldine (Albert) Bartz of Florida; husband, John W. Biaselli of Batavia; children, Amy (Michael) Sorensen of Florida, Jeremy (Janelle) Warren of Rochester; granddaughters, Makayla and Makenna Sorensen; brothers, Greg (Sherryl) Shultz of East Bethany, Randy (Beth) Bartz of Florida, and Tommy (Sue) Shultz of Batavia; sisters, Krista (Steve) Mosicicki of Florida, Rosemary (Anthony) Shultz-Leverette of Tennessee, Kimberly (Rick) Flowers of Pembroke, and Andrea (Aaron) Schafer of Florida. Several nieces and nephews she loved and adored also survive.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Shultz, Jr.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Amy A. Davis, 62 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, (December 15, 2021) at her home.

Amy was born October 11, 1959 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Harold and Marjory (Kibler) Davis. She is predeceased by her fiance, Ron Cecere; and her Aunt and Uncles, Bob & Rita Newton, Ed & Arlene Leaton and Nancy Lomazzo, with whom she was very close.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batavia. Amy was a creative person who enjoyed drawing, painting, woodworking, jewelry making, and decorating - especially for Christmas. She was a lover of nature and animals. She liked music, going to concerts, and watching Hallmark movies. 

Amy will be remembered as a fun loving, witty person with a wild spirit who loved to make people laugh. She was kind hearted, and genuinely enjoyed doing for others whenever she was able.

Surviving is her daughter, Stephenie Davis-Reiss of Corfu; brothers, Ron (Lyn) Davis of Loxley, Alabama, Steven (Julie) Davis of Batavia, and Jeff (Sherry) Davis of Florida. She is also survived by Jessica, Danielle and Ryan along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends that she dearly loved. 

Family and friends may call on Saturday (January 29, 2022) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Amy's memorial service will immediately follow visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

moore.jpg   Patricia Ann Moore, 77, of Grand Rapids Michigan passed away on Sunday December 19th 2021. She was born in Rochester NY on September 17th, 1944 to the late Emmett (Rocky) and Ann Helfer. In additon to her parents, Patricia is predeceased by her husband; Frank Moore; and step-son Frank Moore II.

Pat was a beloved, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother figure to many and will be sadly missed. She was a quiet, sweet person who enjoyed spending time with her family and often bragged about having the best grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters; Sheila Singer (Robert Sirotski) from Olean, NY and Cathy Julien (Jeffrey) from Coopersville, M, Jaunita Moore of Rochester; grandchildren Ryan and Ashley Thompson, from Alabama, NY, Kris and Bethany Thompson from Alabama NY, Bradlee Thompson from Coopersville, MI, Sean Singer (Emily Graham), Allen Singer (Rachel Green), Dylan Singer (Samantha), Ian Singer all from Olean, NY, Jolene (John) Thomas of Litchfeild, OH, Jerron Julien of Grand Rapids and Jim Julien from Parker, CO, Debbie Anzalone, Nicholas Moore and Cassie Moore all of CO; along with  several great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call from 4:00PM-7:00PM on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday December 29th at the Funeral Home.

***Masks will be required for calling hours and the Funeral Service***

To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

colombo_josephine_-_photo1.jpgJosephine A. Colombo, 88 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (December 19, 2021) at Gateway House in Attica, NY.

She was born April 5, 1933 in Batavia, a daughter of the late James and Louise Scamocca Mocciaro.

Josephine, or as she preferred to be called “Jo,” had a life full of family holidays and traditions which she enjoyed and looked forward to each year. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren swimming in the pool, having visits from them and watching them grow up. Baking, making sauce, gardening and painting were part of her creative personality which show up in her family members. Jo was always up for a laugh and had a wit and humor that could catch you off guard. She loved going for car rides to get ice cream with her husband and always asked visitors if they wanted an ice cream treat. 

She was predeceased by her son, Richard Colombo, four sisters and six brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Robert Colombo of Batavia. Daughters, Barbara (late Ronald) Speed of Rochester, Janis (Brian) Palmer of Batavia and Joann (John) Baiocco of Batavia. Sisters, Nicolette Ozzimo, Carolyn Maliszewski and Anita Dziekan. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to share in a memorial service Monday (December 27th), 11:00am at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.

Memorial contributions can be graciously offered to the Gateway House, 91 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

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