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Bergen -- Bonnie C. Johnson passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 18, 2020 at the age of 59.

She was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Jeanne Burger; brothers Fred, Ray, Joe, and Dan Burger. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children Nicholas, Timothy (Megan), and Kathryn Johnson; and grandchildren Sadie, Kayson, Zachary; brothers Mike (Mary Jo), and Todd (Natasha) Burger; sister-in-law Kay Burger; and many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call Aug. 22, 2020 Saturday 1-3 p.m. with her service to follow calling hours at 3 p.m. at the Alhart Funeral Home. 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. The funeral home will be operating at limited capacity per state guidelines, New York State Requires those in attendance to adhere to these guidelines including to those related to social distancing and face coverings.

Private interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit Alhartfuneralhome.com

Bergen ~ Brett James Beverly, 37, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 17, 2020.

     He is the son of Aubrey and Patti Gemsheim Beverly and is survived by his siblings, Aimee (Jeff) Maurer, Mark Puma, Matt Beverly (Riley Galbraith), Katie (Bryan) Mazerbo, Justin (Kennedy) Beverly, Jenna Beverly and several nieces and nephews.

     He was predeceased by his brothers, Nick Puma and Bryan Beverly.

     He was a member of The City Church and will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and being a caring son, brother, and uncle. He had such a loving and strong bond with his mother and father.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, August 24 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)     

     A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, August 25, from 11:00-11:45 AM at The City Church, 210 East Main Street, Batavia.

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


Donald L. Smith, 71, formerly from Rochester, NY passed away on August 9, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. He was born January 2, 1949 in Batavia, NY to Mora & Carl Smith.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Yvonne; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Elizabeth of Spokane, WA; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Rachel of Palmyra, NY; grandchildren: Ryan, Adam and Laura; and son, Cal of Arlington, VA.
He is also survived by his six siblings: Robert Smith, Donna Smith DeFelice, Ronald (Skip) Smith, Wayne Smith, Linda Smith Gillard, and Larry Smith, and many nieces and nephews.
Don enjoyed being with family and friends, especially during family chicken barbecues and Buffalo Bills parties with friends. Throughout his adult life he enjoyed playing softball, volleyball, golf and bowling. After 34 years he was laid off from Kodak. Seeing opportunity and following his adventurous spirit he, Yvonne and Cal set off for a year long trip around the lower 48. After settling in Florida he and Yvonne continued to travel with friends and family to places like Alaska and the southwest. When not traveling, Don could often be found golfing or attending to matters at one of the mobile home parks he and Yvonne owned. He loved camping and was preparing the fifth wheel for a trip north to visit friends and family when he became ill.
A memorial will he held in the Rochester, NY area at a later date.

LeRoy ~ Dennis D. Bachulak, age 64, of East Main Road, passed away at home on Friday (August 14, 2020) in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born December 29, 1955 in Batavia, a son of the late John and Irene Yasses Bachulak and son-in-law of the late Francis "Chico" and Verley Stone.

     Dennis was a dedicated family man and had quite a sense of humor.   He and his wife enjoyed many past times together, one being Dennis's passion of motorcycling on his Harley Davidsons. He also enjoyed fly fishing and took pride in making his own flies. Dennis had a great talent in woodworking and was quite a handyman.  He was fond of the American Bald Eagle and had quite a collection of beautiful portraits. Dennis will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. 

     He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Nancy Stone Bachulak; his canine companions, Oliver & Brodie; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cathy (Thomas) Callahan; nieces, Sarah (Justin) Jenner and their son, Jaxon Jenner and Rebecca Callahan (Ritchie Donnelly) and dear friends, Diane Carpenter and Bobby Baiocco.

     There will be no prior visitation and services are private at the family's convenience.

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

     Mr. Bachulak and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Robert C. Marquart, of Darien, NY, was called home on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at age 92.

He was the loving husband of 70 years to his wife, Boots.

Bob was a hobby farmer of 110 acres at the “dwelling place.” He loved nature and was an avid coin and pulley collector. He was very much loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Bob was predeceased by six siblings and his grandson Seth.

Bob is survived by his wife, Boots, his three daughters, Cindy (Jerry) Morrison, Claudia (Jim) Morrison and Cathy (Jeff) Houseknecht; grandchildren, Danielle (Clarence) Francis, Justin (Amanda) Morrison, Anson Arenas, Molly Morrison-Jolliff, Emily (Tim) Douglas, Elizabeth (Randy) Felski and Hannah (Sean) Congdon; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A private service will be held at a later date for the family.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association or the Central City Cafe in care of Asbury Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY.

“Hands of steel, heart of gold."

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY.

rose.jpg With deep sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, Rose D. Vasile, 102 , at Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville, NY on August 13, 2020.

Mom was born April 10, 1918 (During the Spanish Flu Pandemic) in Wyoming, Pa, a daughter to the late Anthony and Rosalie Dellarte. She met her husband, Anthony T. Vasile after World War II in Portageville, NY while visiting her aunt and cousins. They married in 1946 in Wyoming, PA and soon moved to Portageville to begin their life together.

Mom was a member of the Church of the Assumption in Portageville until its closing and was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Thereafter, she attended St. Isidores Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s) Silver Springs NY until her illness.  At a very young age - 7th Grade - she left school and started working in the silk mill, the laundry and other factories to help at home. She insisted that her younger sisters remain in school and graduate. After moving to Portageville, she worked at both Perry, NY and Fillmore, NY knitting mills and later retired from the former Mallory Timers in Warsaw, NY.  Mom was a beautiful seamstress, often designing her own patterns, she loved cooking and baking. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafting with friends and family at the Assumption Church.  Her most precious joy in life was enjoying time with her family, in particular, her Granddaughter, Nikki (Kevin) and Great Grandchildren, Jackson and Emmy Rose. They were the sunshine of her life.  Mom also had the opportunity to travel for many years later in life - Cape Cod and Hawaii being two of her favorite places. She said the Pina Coladas tasted so much better in Hawaii; and her proudest moments were the many times she had the opportunity to watch her granddaughter perform during her professional dance career.

At 102 she witnessed many historical events; The Great Depression, numerous major wars, 911, and so much more, including the current Covid 19.

Mom is predeceased by her husband Anthony T (Tony) Vasile; two sisters Mary (Sam) Giordano and Mae (Teddy) Louden, four brothers, Andy (Carmella); Anthony (Isabelle) Sam (Dorothy) and Joe (Joan) Dellarte, as well as brother- in -laws; Joe (Shirley); Noffrey “Butch” (Jenny); Sam (Lou); and Leonard Vasile and sister- In- laws Rose (Jim) DeFranco and Mary (Charlie) Henson.

She is survived by her two children; David Vasile, Portageville, NY and Nancy Della Penta, Chatham, Ma; Granddaughter, Nikki (Kevin) McGovern; two Great Grandchildren; Jackson Windsor McGovern and Emmy Rose McGovern, of Summit, NJ; her sister, Rosalie Dellarte of Wyoming, Pa; sister- in-laws Joan Dellarte, Wyoming, Pa and Dorothy Dellarte, Pensicola, Fla., as well as many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family viewing at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY followed by a private Mass of Christian burial at St Isidores Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s Church) in Silver Springs, NY. She will be laid to rest in the Church of the Assumption Cemetery, Portageville, NY.

Mom touched the lives of so many of us over her many years here on Earth. She was kind, generous, loving, giving and always put the needs of others before herself, even in her last days. This will be her legacy.

The family wishes to thank Pike Rescue Squad for their dedication; a very special thank you to Dr Christian Wightman and the nursing and office staff at Tri-County Family Medicine, Nunda, NY for so many years of loving care, as well as the Noyes Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and, in particular, the third floor nursing staff where she received unending care, love and attention.

(In lieu of flowers)Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA. 02241-7005, Foundation for Noyes Health 111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY 14437 or to the Pike Rescue Squad 67 W. Main St. Pike, NY 14130. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

Kathleen (Kennedy) Head, 75, of Bennington, NY passed away at home on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 from pancreatic cancer. She was the daughter of the late John and Marion Kennedy.

She loved being outdoors on her farm, at her cottage, playing with her grandchildren, chocolate chip cookies, berry pie and beating her children at Jeopardy. 

Kathleen was a beloved mother who had 4 daughters, Holly Head, Karen Head, Marianne (Olivier) Cosialls, Abigail (Michael) Bartholomew and 3 sons, Donald (Nathali) Head, Michael (Tracey) Head, and Johnathan Head. She had 11 grandchildren who were the light of her life.  She is also survived by her 6 siblings, Joe (Dorothy) Kennedy, Anne (Joel) Jaquay, Peggy (Jerry) Geitner, John (Susie) Kennedy, Abbie (Alex) Campbell and Kevin Kennedy along with many nieces and nephews.

A private mass will be held for the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathleen's memory may be made to Stevens Memorial Library, 146 Main St, Attica, NY 14011 or St Joachim and Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St, Attica, NY 14011

LeRoy ~ Dorothy (Van Alst) Machols, age 94, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2020.

     She was born June 30, 1926, a daughter of the late Harry Van Alst and Bertha (Criger) Van Alst Morrison.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Abe Machols.

     Dorothy was a 1944 graduate of LeRoy High School.  In her and Abe's retirement years, they enjoyed gardening, family and traveling with the senior group on bus tours and watching the Yankees and Bills.

     Dorothy is survived by her children, Albert (Regina) Machols Jr. of Jacksonville Beach, FL and Kathy Machols of LeRoy; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Patti) Machols and Christopher (Jessica) Machols; three great-granddaughters, Alexa, Jordon and Grace Machols; her sister, Regina (Peter) Steen and half brother, Bill (Karen) Van Alst, along with many loving nieces and nephews and the beloved family dog, Bailey.

     She was preceded in death by her sisters, MaryJane (Fred) Grasby and Rita (George) Carmichael and half brother, Harry Van Alst Jr.

     At Dorothy's request, there will be no visitation or services.  She will be laid to rest with her beloved Abe at a private burial.

     Memorials are suggested to Volunteers For Animals.  www.vol4animals.org

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

     Mrs. Machols and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

richard-rung.jpgEAST BETHANY - Richard G. Rung, 92, of East Bethany, passed away Tuesday, (May 5, 2020), at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Rung was born July 9, 1927, in Buffalo, a son of the late Raymond and Louisa (McMahon) Rung.

Richard served his country honorably with the Coast Guard and earned an Associates Degree from the University of Buffalo.  He worked for many years at M & T Bank in Batavia.  Mr. Rung was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and served on the Vestry.  He was also a member of Kiwanis Club where he was a Past President and Past Lieutenant Governor.  Additionally, Richard was a member of the Olive Branch #39 Free and Accepted Masons in Le Roy and was a dedicated advisor for the International Order of Rainbow Girls.  During his banking career, he served on many boards and committies of community organizations. 

He is the husband of Bette (Lubs) Rung of East Bethany. 

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Mary (Joseph) Fox of Blasdell, Jeanne (late Craig) Shove of Kansas, Barbara (Tom) Garrett of Colorado, Richard (Cindra) Rung of Ohio, William Rung of Iowa, and Deborah Graff of Conesus.  Several grandchildren including a special grandson, Spencer Graff; great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Richard is preceded in death by his siblings, Raymond and Robert Rung, and Mary Lou Peoples.

A Masonic Service will be held at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St. in Batavia on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Kiwanis Service at 4:30 p.m.  Family and Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. also on Wednesday.  Richard's Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at the St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main St. in Batavia at 11:00 a.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home and church will both be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard's memory may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

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

schafer_deborah_-_photo1.jpgDeborah A. Schafer, 59 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (August 9, 2020) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born April 21, 1961 in Banquete, TX, a daughter of Martin York of Darien Center and the late Charlotte Stevens York.

Debbie was a proud Texas girl. In her younger years she lived life to the fullest. She was an incredibly hard worker. There was never a time since Debbie was a kid where she wasn’t working. She found great joy in her career at The Home Depot. She loved going from store to store and seeing all the associates and her bosses. They brought a lot of joy into her life and we know she did the same for them. She loved to celebrate everything and everyone in a BIG way. Every time Debbie made fried chicken the girls along with their friends would gather. Her fried chicken was a staple for all school dances; pictures at the Schafer’s and a fried chicken dinner. She was “Mama Deb” to everyone.  She made all the girl’s friends feel loved and they loved her. Her home was always filled with laughs. The door always open to anyone and everyone. 

She had a strong faith in God which is what kept her going during the last 4 years as she fought to get better. Even in her pain she wanted others to know God and she knew He was with her. 

Debbie almost always had a smile and an upbeat attitude. She would stock up on gifts, “little diddies” she would call them to gift to friends, nurses or aids who came by. If you had a bad day she would write you a card and gift you a “little Diddy”. She was often thinking of how she could make others feel better even during her hardest times. Everyone who knew Deb will miss her greatly. She loved her family and friends and a conversation never ended without her telling you how much she loved you. We are at peace knowing she is no longer in pain and with Jesus who she loved more than anything. 

Survivors include her twin daughters, Kristen (John Schurr) Geroult of Batavia and Stephanie Geroult of Batavia. Sister, Jennifer (Scott) York-Whitbeck of Buffalo. Brother, James (Christine) Martin York of North Tonawanda. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday (August 19th), 6pm at 4878 Batavia Elba Townline Rd., Batavia, NY.

Expressions 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.

 

 

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