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airforce.jpgDouglas J. Schwab, 72, of Byron passed away on Saturday November 16, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born on February 23, 1947 in Buffalo to the late Harold and Dorothy (Bidell) Schwab. In addition to his parents, Douglas is predeceased by his sister; MaryAnn Shannon.

Douglas was a United States Air Force Veteran. He spent a lot of time overseas and worked as an Aircraft Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration in New York City for many years. Doug was a hard worker, an avid hunter, enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his son, Patrick in the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his loving wife; Kathleen (Ryan) Schwab of Byron; son Patrick Schwab of Byron; brother Harold (Dauna) Schwab of Franklinville; along with 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday November 20, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday November 21st at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia. Douglas will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

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 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, NY 14020

COLUMBUS, MS - Deborah K. Dibble, 50, of Columbus, Mississippi, formerly of Batavia, passed away Thursday, (November 14, 2019), at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.

Mrs. Dibble was born February 27, 1969, in Batavia, a daughter of Linda (Motz) Wright of New Mexico and the late Jan Filer.

Debbi was a paralegal and for a time worked as a real estate agent.  She loved spending time with her one and only son and three grandsons above all.  However, she enjoyed making things look great - she could be described as an interior decorator, and her love of cooking led her to be known as a food artist as well.  In addition, Debbi liked to shop and travel.

She is survived by her husband, Todd Dibble, of Columbus, Mississippi; her son, Pasquale (Justina) Rapone of Corfu; three grandsons, Carter J., Mason J., and Brayden L. Rapone; a sister, Shauna (Brendan) Blake of Bryon.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Deborah is preceded in death by her step-father, Al Sherman.

Friends may call from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia where Deborah's Funeral Service will be held on Friday (Nov. 22, 2019) at 10:00 AM.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Deborah's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

powers.jpg  Francis P. Powers Jr., age 77 of Perry, New York passed away on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at the Le Roy Village Green Nursing Home in Le Roy. He was born in Warsaw, New York on July 5, 1942, a son to the late Francis P. and Helen (Callahan) Powers Sr.
A 1960 graduate of Wyoming Central School.

Francis was a farmer his entire life working for Robb’s Custom Services, Smithgall Farms, and currently working for Woodvale Farms until this past summer when his illness forced him to retire . He enjoyed working, farming and hunting.

He is survived by his wife Charlene (Robb) Powers whom he married on June 21, 1971, a daughter: Melissa (John) McGarvey of Perry, 2 sons: William (Harry Fisher) Powers of Irondequoit, Chris (Melissa Hutchinson) Powers of Linwood, 4 sisters: Ann (Roger) Robb of Honeoye Falls, Jean (Mark) Pachuta of Perry, Linda Powers of Perry, Judy (John) McClurg of Perry, a brother: Charles (Betty) Powers of Wyoming, a grandson: Parker McGarvey, special friends: Donna and Damon Harwood and their families, along with many nieces, nephews, and many other friends.

There will be no prior visitation. A Graveside Service and Celebration of Life is being planned for July 5th of 2020. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry. .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center at the Batavia, New York location 262 Bank St Batavia, NY 14020 or to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home (activities fund) 10 Munson St. LeRoy, NY 14482. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

roses.jpg  Evelyn A. Dean, 96, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Sunday November 17, 2019 at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born on November 24, 1922 in Warren, PA to the late Edward and Audrey (Luce) Steber. In addition to her parents, Evelyn is predeceased by her husband; Max “Cotton” Dean; daughters Maxine Dean, Linda Fox, Belle Terry and Helga Dean; brothers Edward and Richard Steber.

She is survived by her children; Tracy Dean of Batavia, Fred (Sherry) Murphy of Batavia and Ronald (Margaret) Murphy of FL; sister Lolita Mills of PA; along with many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be held privately.

For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or 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, NY 14020


pfalzer_john_-_photo.jpgJohn E. Pfalzer, 78 of Darien Center, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday (November 16, 2019) at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 24, 1941 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Ralph and Grace Rodgers Pfalzer.

Mr. Pfalzer was employed by General Motors in Buffalo as a standard tool inspector prior to his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking and gardening. He vacationed and traveled with his family to several destinations. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his caring family and will be missed dearly by those who knew him.

He was predeceased by his son, Todd R. Pfalzer and brother, James Pfalzer.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Janet (Winter) Pfalzer. Daughters, Deborah (Robert) Delano and Cheryl (David) Marien. Son, John Jr. (Anna Marie) Pfalzer. Siblings, Don (late Marilyn )Pfalzer, Jean (late Richard) Ewert, LaVern (Joan) Pfalzer, Thomas (Janet) Pfalzer and Ron (Eileen) Mast. Sister in-law, Theresa Pfalzer. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (November 20th) from 4-8pm at the C.B. BEACH & SON MORTUARY, INC., 4 Main St., Corfu, NY, where a funeral service will be Thursday, 11:00am. Interment will follow in Evergreen Hill Cemetery.




hagen.jpgALLEN L. HAGEN ~ Age 91, of Oakfield, died Thursday November 14, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital following a brief 3-day illness. He was born in Batavia, NY on October 7, 1928, a son of the late Lester and Hazel (Tooley) Hagen also preceded in death by a brother, William Hagen, nephew, James Hagen and brother-in-law, Carl Harrington.

Mr. Hagen served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Oakfield United Methodist Church since 1961 and was an over 30-year employee of the New York State Thruway Authority. He enjoyed square dancing, farming and tractors and was a member of the Empire State Oliver Collectors Club. His life was devoted to hard work, family and the love of his life, Leota, whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage with on July 23, 2017, renewing their vows in church and a family reception at LeRoy Country Club

Survived is his beloved wife of 72 years, Leota (Bluman) Hagen of Oakfield; loving daughters, Laurel (Hon. Eric) Adams of Oakfield and their children, Sean Adams of Oakfield, Leif (Andrea) Adams of Oakfield and Kari (Victor) Luis of Norwalk, CT; Cheryl (Stephen) Nichols of Pavilion and their children, Michelle (Adam) Martocello of Rochester, Mark Nichols of Batavia, James (Melanie) Nichols of Columbia, SC; Crystal (Dr. Frank Pignatelli) Hagen of Rochester and their children, Matthew (Brynn) Mayback of Seattle, WA, Jonathan (Mandy) Mayback of Rochester, NY, Nathan (Maureen) Maycheco of Aurora, CO and Janelle (Paul) Burk of Corinth, MS; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Sally Robbins of Fairport; sister-in-law, Laura Hagen of Stafford; several nieces, nephews and four legged companions, Honey Bear & Mr. Kitty. 

The Hagen family will be present from 6-8p.m. on Monday November 18 and 11-1p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019 at the Oakfield United Methodist Church 2 South Main Street Oakfield, NY 14125 where funeral services will commence at 1p.m. Mr. Hagen will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to the church or the Oakfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Please join the Hagen family at church following cemetery services for a reception in honor of Mr. Hagen.

Please share your words of comfort with the Hagen family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


BATAVIA - Guy F. Young, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo.

Guy was born August 15, 1936, in North Tonawanda, the son of the late Frederick and Lora (Warner) Young.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked a cook at the V.A. Medical Center in Batavia.

He is survived by his wife, Carol A. (Smith) Young, whom he married on May 10, 2002; 3 daughters, Linda (Carlyle) Bump and Kim (Robert) Barkley both of Batavia and Rebecca Gualtiere of Canandaigua; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

Friends may attend service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at City Church, 210 E. Main St. in Batavia, with the Rev. Martin Macdonald officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Guy’s name to City Church, 210 E. Main St., Batavia NY 14020.  Private burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

dylag_hilda_-_photo1.jpgHilda Dylag, 84 of Corfu, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (November 12, 2019) at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 22, 1935 in Depew, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Hilda Nagy Guenther.

She was employed by Pixley’s Market prior to her retirement and was a longtime member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu. Hilda will always be remembered enjoying life, smiling, dancing, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family. Hilda was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and bowler. She enjoyed walking every day and playing cards with family and friends. Hilda was well known for her generosity and love of sharing her placek and pierogi with family and friends.

She was the wife of the late Henry A. Dylag, who died May 18, 2014 and mother of the late Henry John Dylag; sister of the late Charles (Rose) Guenther, Jane (Richard) Trykowski, Donald (Mary Lou) Guenther, Jack Guenther, Thomas Guenther. Sister in-law of the late Richard Nunz .

Survivors include her children, Linda (David) Yohn of Corfu, Donald (Joan) Dylag of Indian Falls, Michael (Shelly) Dylag of Attica, Jane (William) Bergmann of Clarence and Robert Dylag of Corfu. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Siblings, Gail Nunz and Robert (Sandra) Guenther and longtime family friend, Rose Marie Janik.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (November 18th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (November 19th), 10am at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu., NY. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be offered in her name to the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer Association, 6215 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY 14221 or at www.alz.org . Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




elloiott_jess_-_photo1.jpgJesslyn Lauren Elliott, 56 of Pavilion, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning (November 13, 2019).

She was born July 22, 1963 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Gerald E. Cox Sr. and Carolyn L. Cox.

Jessie was a vital participant amongst the Pavilion youth baseball program for over 2 decades and was an active member of the PTO for Pavilion Elementary School. She also overwhelmed many people with her baking and kindness. Jessie enjoyed camping, baking, time with her grandchildren, family and of course the “Girls Trips”.

Surviving besides her mother are her children, Joshua (Carley) Elliott, David Elliott, Ian (Kyle) Elliott and Austyn Herbert.  Grandchildren, Micayla, Brayden, Landyn, Brooklyn, Seth, Evan and Aubrey. Siblings, Tracy (Mike) Fitch, Kathryn (Dale) McBride, Gerald (Brenda) Cox, Jr. and Ronald (Angie) Cox.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Monday (November 18th), 6pm at East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany, NY 14054.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family and mailed to, P.O. Box 185 Alexander, NY 14005. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


Oakfield -Dora (Nanni) Genesky, 92, of Oakfield passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief stay. 

Dora was born on October 24, 1927 in South Alabama, New York, the daughter of the late Enrico and Filomena (DeNofrio) Nanni, Italian immigrants. 

Dora is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Robert Genesky; her children; Derek (Elizabeth Balbick) Genesky of Batavia, New York; Martin (Judi Fischbach) Genesky of Alpharetta, Georgia; John (Terry Agro) Genesky of Kenmore, New York; Bruce (Patricia Heckathorn) Genesky of Holland, Michigan; and Donna Genesky of Kenmore, New York; six grandchildren, Geoffrey Genesky, Eric Genesky, Lauren Genesky, Derek Comer, Christian Genesky, Alex Genesky and two great grand-children; a brother, Ugo Nanni of Largo, Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by six brothers Eugene Nanni, Edmund Nanni, Bruno Nanni, Arthur Nanni, infant Enrico Nanni, Jr. and Enrico Nanni, Jr.

A long-time member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Oakfield New York, Dora was active in parish life for many years in the Alter and Rosary Society.  She was a March of Dimes volunteer and took pride in her civic work on the local elections board.  Dora’s greatest joys were in caring for and loving her family, frequently demonstrated by bringing her family together to share an expertly prepared holiday meal or a simple Sunday dinner. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Padre Pio Parish Catholic Church, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dora's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or online at www.stjude.org or the Oakfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, New York 14125. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.




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