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BATAVIA - Shirley M. Pashong, 89, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, (January 7, 2020), at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation following a brief illness.

Mrs. Pashong was born July 6, 1930, in Batavia, a daughter of the late William, Sr. and Helen (Colby) Kirkpatrick.

Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She is the wife of the late Melvern "Mel" Pashong who passed away in 2014.

Surviving are her children, Bonnie (Dennis) Dugan and Randy (Pamela) Pashong both of Batavia; grandchildren, Kate (Michael) Whitcomb of Fairport, Joshua Pashong of Batavia, and Rachel Pashong of Lockport; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Zachary Whitcomb; brother-in-law, Ronald (June) Pashong of Stafford; sisters-in-law, Shirley (late William) Krause of Byron, and Lou Kirkpatrick of Batavia.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Shirley is preceded in death by her siblings, Vivian (late Alan) Taber, Viola (late Alton) Schuler, William Kirkpatrick, Jr., and Lucille (late George) Derck; brother-in-law Douglas Pashong.

In keeping with Shirley's wishes there will be no visitation.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  She will laid to rest beside Mel in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Hiram W. Jones, of Basom, passed suddenly on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was born in Alabama, New York on March 26,1948 to the late Timothy and Delphine (Blackchief) Jones.

Hiram was a member of the Beaver Clan and a 1966 graduate of Alexander High School. Upon graduating from high school, he honorably served our country in the United States Army. Hiram was a huge lover of the outdoors and could often be found walking or taking long bike rides as far away as Clarence and Batavia. He especially enjoyed fishing.

Hiram had ten brothers and sisters and is survived by, Darwyn (Janette) Hill, Malcom Hill,  Audrey Hill and Loren Jones. Many nieces and nephews also survive Hiram. He is predeceased by brothers and sisters:  Phyllis Abrams, Cathleen Hill, William “Flip” Hill, Murray Hill, John Paul Jones and Carrie Cory.

Friends may call Wednesday, January 8th, from 12 to 2 PM at the Tonawanda Indian Baptist Church, 565 Bloomingdale Road, Basom, NY where a Funeral Service will take place at 2 PM. Arrangements were made by Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. To share memories and condolences with Hiram's familyplease visit rossakron.com.

Donald H. “George” Anawald, 86, of Corfu, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

He was born on April 2, 1933 in Batavia, the only son of the late Howard and Florence Prince Anawald.

Don was the Vice President of Corfu High School Class of 1951, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He served in the United States Air Force and was the Quarter Master of the Joseph M. Collins V.F.W. in Alexander from 1957-1969 and a Life Member. Don worked for Eaton, Yale & Towne and then O&K Trojan in Batavia for 31 years. He was the only retiree of Majic Corrugated in Batavia. Don has been an active member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church since 1946.

Don’s favorite pastimes were driving his tractors, tinkering and fixing things, planting, growing, canning and giving away the produce of his 3 big, bountiful gardens. He enjoyed collecting and selling the sweet chestnuts from the trees his Uncle Frank planted in the 1940’s. Don loved to go to garage sales with his daughter April.

Don would do anything for anyone and was always helpful. He whistled while in the garden, shopping and when happy, which was most of the time. Don had a fabulous sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 56 years, Joanna Sheroke Anawald; his 5 precious daughters, Addie (Bradley) Long, Carrie (James) McMullen, Valerie (Keith) Mutka, April Anawald and Stefanie (Ted) Smeltz; devoted Pap-paps to 7 grandchildren, Zachary and Spencer Long, Nicholas and Catherine McMullen, Tyler and Emily Mutka and Alex O’Grady. Several grand-fur babies and cousins also survive. He will be fondly remembered as “Dad” to so many of his daughter’s friends who knew and loved him.

Family and friends may call Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2 to 4:30 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny St., Corfu, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Corfu Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036 or the Beachhead V.F.W. 3188 Broadway Road, Alexander, NY 14005. There will also be a barrel set up in Donald’s honor, so please bring a recyclable can or bottle for Donald’s last hurrah.

Stafford ~ Donald E. Paddon, age 81, of E. Bethany-LeRoy Road, passed away Saturday morning (Jan. 4, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born January 18, 1938 in Stafford, a son of the late Wilbur and Ruby Leathersich Paddon.

     Besides being a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Don was a person who worked hard and cared about his community.  He was a longtime farmer, but also worked for the Stafford Highway Dept., Lapp Insulator and a devoted 4 H leader.  He was also a member of the Pavilion Grange, Stafford Fire Dept., Genesee Co. Agricultural Society and Genesee Speedway.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Nancy Clark Paddon; his children, David (Donna Newton) Paddon of Pavilion, Susan (James) White of Stafford and Julie (Paul) Ehrmentraut of Stafford; his grandchildren, Brandy (Jeff Keuer) Paddon, Todd Paddon, Daniel (Lindsay Blankfield) White, Kelly (Johndavid Scarcliffe) White, Shaun (Kathryn Martens) White, Ashley, Andrew, Emily, Cody, Michael and Kate Ehrmentraut; his great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Evelyn White, Lucas Scarcliffe, Charlotte and Aubrey White; his step brothers and sisters, Tom (Sharon) Weber, Daniel (LuAnne) Weber and Marlene (Craig) Prucha, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Robert Paddon and step-father, Lawrence Weber.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his Service of Remembrance will be held at 7:00 P.M. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Genesee Co. Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 355, Batavia, N.Y. 14021 or the Wilber Paddon Memorial Award, c/o LeRoy Central School District, 2-6 Trigon Park, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482

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

dennisb.jpg Dennis G. Bzduch, age 63, of Perry, NY passed away on Saturday January 4, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Warsaw, New York on June 27, 1956 a son to Walter Bzduch of Perry and the late Stella J. (Szczepanek) Bzduch who passed away in 2010. Along with his mother he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law: Bobby Kruppner who passed away in 2018.

Dennis was a 1975 graduate of Perry High School. He graduated from Genesee Community College with an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistant, received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at SUNY Brockport and his Master’s degree in Health Education from the University of Alabama. Dennis worked for York Central School as a Physical, Health and Driver’s Education Teacher. He coached the Girls Varsity Basketball team, Track team and Varsity Football team at York Central, at Perry High School he coached Football and was the Director of Pools. He was a CPR and Lifeguard instructor for Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. He was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joesph’s Church) in Perry, Silver Lake Country Club and Davis Meadows Golf Course in Pavilion. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating, gaming, spending quiet times in the hot tub, vacations at Walt Disney World, playing Santa Claus for many events during the holidays, he was an avid Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Sabres fan and most importantly to him was his family.

He is survived by his wife: Wendy D. (Kruppner) Bzduch whom he married in 1985, 2 children: Chelsea (Ryan Winchip) Bzduch of Hamburg, Dennis “DJ” (Cortney Chamberlain) Bzduch II of Rush, his father: Walter Bzduch of Perry, mother-in-law: Patricia Kruppner of Silver Lake, sisters: Marian “Putza” Bzduch, Marcia (Dean) Preston both of Perry, brother: Edward (Celeste) Bzduch of Perry, sister-in-laws: Nancy (Al) Durfee, Lori (Gino) Standish both of Warsaw, granddaughter: Sophia Bzduch along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 3:00-8:00PM on Friday January 10, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202 or visit www.diabetes.org or to the American Red Cross 8550 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031 or visit www.redcross.org to donate. 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.


Betty S. Clark, 66, formerly of LeRoy, NY passed away on January 3, 2020 in Medina, NY. She was born in Batavia, NY to the late Claude J. and the late Joan (Johnson) Clark. She was preceded in death by her sister, Karen DellaPenta.

Betty was a former member of City Church in Batavia. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone that needed it.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Robert and Danielle Tooley of Oakfield; grandchildren, Gemma, RJ, and Rowan Tooley; sister, Kathy (Tom) Harper, of Florida; brother-in-law, Pat DellaPenta, of S. Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 12 pm- 2 pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 2 pm at the funeral home. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011



wolcott_pic.jpgDONNA M. WOLCOTT ~ Age 78, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday December 28, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born in Batavia, NY on March 18, 1941 to the late John and Catherine (Camaratta) Wolcott, also preceded in death by her siblings, John, Michael, David & Butch Wolcott and Joan Watches.

Donna was employed by the ARC Day Program for many years, she was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed crafts of any kind.

Surviving is her loving sister, Mary A. Fitch of Batavia; brother-in-law, Chauncey Watches, several nieces, nephews and her ARC family.

Donna’s family will be present from 11a.m. – 12p.m. on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKSI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Remembrance Service will begin at noon. She will be laid to rest in N. Byron Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.

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


larry_buck_pic_2.pngLARRY J. BUCK ~ Age 59, longtime public servant, died Sunday December 22, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a long illness. Larry was born February 19, 1960 in Dansville, NY to the late Charles and Gerri (Comardo) Buck; also preceded in death by his brother, Roger Buck.

Larry’s joy in helping others is what started his career in public service, which began in Attica as a Police Officer, moving on to be a Paramedic for the City of Batavia and finally settling in as a 911 Dispatcher for Genesee County also serving as a Genesee County Coroner for many years. He was an active member of the Genesee County Republican Party, enjoyed all sports, especially hockey, football, horse racing, baseball and NASCAR.   

Surviving is his beloved wife of 35 years, Donna (Gundell) Buck of Batavia; daughter, Michelle (John) Tracy of California and their children, Melody, Sarah & Benjamin; son, David Marniucci of Sodus, NY; sister, Sandra (Paul) Briggs of Dansville; brother-in-law, Fred Gundell of Batavia along with a special niece, Ashley (Chris) Politi.

Donna and family invite all to an afternoon of Celebrating Larry’s Life on Sunday January 12, 2020 from 1-4p.m. at the DIBBLE FAMILY CENTER at 4110 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 to enjoy food, drink, share pictures and memories of Larry. Memorials in his memory can be made to his family.

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



morton.jpgMarilyn Morton, of North Tonawanda, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019.  She was born on September 30, 1936 in Batavia, New York to the late Russell and Anne (Rogan) Morton.  Marilyn is predeceased by brothers Russell A. Morton, Jr.; and the Honorable Glenn R. Morton.

Marilyn was involved in nursing throughout her life, as an RN, LPN, Public Health Nurse, and through her significant community involvement.  Marilyn began her career as a surgical nurse in Batavia and Buffalo, New York and then became an instructor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  At Plattsburgh State, Marilyn held several positions instructing students, headed the Nursing Department, and also participated on the College's Steering Committee and Faculty Senate.  Marilyn earned her Master’s degree at Tulane University focusing on Public Health Nursing which she used throughout her career, as well as volunteering for community health initiatives, and through her Parish, Saint Peters.

Marilyn was active in many community, health, and religious events and organizations including: fundraisers, community outreach programs for the sick and elderly, helping to bring Hospice to Clinton County, and was also active in local historical events.  She was a lifelong learner and community supporter and she enjoying knitting, needlepoint, and gardening in her spare time.

Marilyn is survived by her nieces and nephews; Melissa Clark of Rochester PA, Katherine (James) Nicoletti (James) of Webster NY, Glenn (Dana) Morton III of North Tonawanda, Timothy-Jay Morton and M. Rogan (Joseph Cardinal) Morton of Buffalo; and many grand nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) 303 E. Main Street Batavia.  She will be entombed in St. Josephs Mausoleum, Batavia.

Due to family allergies, flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Plattsburgh State College Foundation, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, www.alumni.plattsburgh.edu. 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, New York 14020.

rosica.jpgRosalie M. (LoCastro) Rosica, 87 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born in Dunkirk on September 22, 1932 to the late Anthony (Mary Conti) LoCastro. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Thomas R. Rosica, whom she married on June 28, 1958; brother Joseph LoCastro; sister-in-law to Michael Lovria, Noma LoCastro, Lena and Paul Palmer, Sabastian and Ada Rosica; daughter-in-law to Charles (Mary Di’Angelo) Rosica and her niece Frances LoCastro.

She was a 1951 graduate of Batavia High School and 1953 graduate of Jamestown School of Practical Nursing where she earned her LPN Degree. After graduation, she was a nurse at the former St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia for several years before becoming a homemaker, which she was most proud of. A current member of Resurrection Parish, she was a past lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church before it’s closing where she was instrumental in several of the church societies including, St. Nicholas, St. Loretta, St. Josephs Day Table founders and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Rosalie was a devoted wife, mother and “Nannie” to her dear husband and family. Her family and friends meant everything to her. She loved to cook and share a good meal with them. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, ceramics and playing cards over the years. She was an avid animal lover from the time she was a child when she would bring home strays and take care of them to her golden years with her felines Bootsie and Frisky. She will be truly missed by all who knew her and for her witty, loving and charming personality.

Mrs. Rosica is survived by her dear sister Pearl Lovria of Batavia, whom she cherished very much, brother Frank LoCastro of LeRoy, beloved children Thomas C. Rosica, Mary Ann (Joseph) Raphael, Victoria (Daniel) Jacques; most precious grandchildren Jenna (Robert) Gallitto, Jared & Andrea Raphael, Megan and Marissa Jacques, along with many nieces and nephews.    

There will be no prior calling hours, please join the family for a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 (the family will greet people prior to mass at 11:30 AM). She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for distribution to local charities. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.   




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