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Batavia - Olga R. Meleca, 79, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2020 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home with her sons by her side.

Olga was born September 7, 1940 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cristina (Baggetta) Meleca.   

A member of the former St. Anthony's Church and the Ascension Parish in Batavia, Olga loved spending time with her sons and her grandchildren, going for coffee and lunch with the girls, going to church, baking and loved her home.  Olga was a 1958 graduate of Batavia High School.  Prior to Olga's retirement she was employed throughout the area previously at NY Telephone, St. Jerome Hospital, US Gypsum, St. Mary’s Rectory and Cristina’s Restaurant.  You would often see Olga riding her bike through the neighborhood, manicuring her yard or enjoying the sun or by the pool or baking for her beloved grandchildren. 

Survivors include her sons, Charles Brumsted Jr. of Florida, David (Elizabeth) Brumsted of Byron and Robert (Lori) Brumsted of Byron; brothers, C. Benjamin (Jeanne) Meleca of Columbus, OH and Anthony Meleca of Columbus, OH; her grandchildren, Cameron, Catherine, Alexander, David, Bianca and Joseph, nieces, nephews and her loving in-laws, John and Patricia Brumsted and family and several cousins from Batavia, Rochester, Canada and Siderno, Italy.

Olga is predeceased by her brothers, Frank Meleca and Carl Meleca, sister, Josephine Meleca and Frances Meleca Martino and sister-in-law, Terry L. Meleca

There are no prior calling hours.  Olga’s Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday July 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia. 

Due to COVID 19 there will limited seating available during the Mass, only 60 people will be allowed inside the church.  Masks must be worn at all times and seating in every other pew.

Olga will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements for Olga were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

STAFFORD - Jean R. Branton-Platten, 95, of Stafford, passed away Sunday, (July 19, 2020), at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Branton-Platten was born January 4, 1925, in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Edith (Conrad) (Mensing) Robertson.

Jean graduated from Batavia High School.  She worked for Dr. Lee L. Mulcahy, Sr. as a dental assistant prior to her marriage.  After she married Raymond, she assisted him in his dairy farm operation in Stafford working along with him in the fields until the couple had children but continued with general co-management of the operation.  In 1973 she became the co-owner of Platten's Custom Service which offered farm crop services.  She will be remembered for her pride in her homestead.  She was meticulous in the upkeep of her yard and barns and was extremely proud when recognized in 2001 by The Landmark Society of Genesee County for the loving care she provided to her property.  Jean was also a long time member of the Morganville United Church of Christ and could often be found caring for its facilities.  She was also a lifetime member of the New York State Grange.

She is survived by her children, Rick (Gretchen) Branton of Stafford, Donn (Yvonne) Branton of Stafford, Laurie (Norman) Itjen of Elba, and Terri (Tom) Starowitz of Stafford; a daughter-in-law, Lyndy Branton of Byron.  12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews also survive.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Branton; son, Robin Branton; grandson, Jeffrey VanSlyke; brother, Eddy (late Edith) Robertson; and a sister-in-law, Sibyl (late Richard) Zorn.

There will be no visitation.  A private memorial service will be held at H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean's memory may be made to Morganville Cemetery Association or LaGrange Cemetery Association, c/o Laurie Itjen, PO Box 412, Elba, NY 14058.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia.

sidari_antoinette_-_photo.jpgAntoinette “Toni” Sidari, 47 of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 17, 2020.

She was born August 24, 1972, in Batavia, a daughter of Rita Longobardi Sidari of Batavia and the late Frank Sidari.

She was a graduate of Batavia High School and received her Batchelor Degree from SUNY Geneseo. Toni had a love for the outdoors and a compassionate heart toward helping others. She was currently pursuing a coaching career in the Ayurvedic Community, and had acquired many wonderful friends along the way. She enjoyed attending music festivals and was a free spirited individual.

Toni was preceded in death by her father Frank, and grandparents, Nunzio and Eleanor Longobardi and Rocco and Angeline Sidari.

She is survived by her beloved daughter Alaina Bowman of Batavia. Mother Rita Sidari of Batavia. Sister Angela (Tim) Faucett of Batavia and nephew and niece, Brandon and Bailey Faucett. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (July 23rd) from 4-7pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY (A face covering will be required and capacity will be limited to 33%). A graveside service will be held Friday, 11am at St. Joseph Cemetery, East Ave., Albion, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for future distributions 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, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

bly_patrick_-_photo.jpgPatrick William Bly, 85 of Corfu, passed away peacefully Friday (July 17, 2020) at his residence.

He was born March 22, 1935 in Williamsville, NY, a son of the late John and Evelyn Lorenz Bly.

Mr. Bly was a member of Local #41 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, until his retirement. He was instrumental in starting the apprentice program and teaching within the union. He was a Jack of all trades and could fix anything, having built many cars and his own home He also enjoyed boating, camping and fishing with his family.

He was the father of the late John Bly and brother of the late John “Jack” Bly.

Survivors include, his wife, Sandra Booth Bly of Corfu. Children, Patrick Bly Jr. (Beth) of Maryland, Lorraine Bly of Tonawanda, Jackie (Jose) Correa of Wyoming, NY, Michael (Tina) Bly of Indiana, Russell Bly of Arizona and Christian Bly of Rochester. Step-daughter, Sandy Nowikow of Batavia. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (July19th) from 2-4pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. (A face covering will be required and capacity of the funeral home will be limited to 33%).

Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, 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.

South Byron -- Justin Ray Burger passed away July 15, 2020 at age 40. Born in Batavia to Kay and the late Raymond T. Burger, of South Byron, Justin graduated from Byron-Bergen High School, Class of ’98, and was a longtime volunteer firefighter in the South Byron Fire Company.

Justin was a talented and dedicated musician and played in several local bands. We like to think that he is still “Jammin' on the one."

Surviving are his mother, Kay, fiancée, Roberta J. White, his brother, Brandon (Elizabeth) Burger, of Scottsville, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be held privately. A Celebration of Justin’s Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit, http://www.alhartfuneralhome.com

margaretmcintyre.jpgMargaret K. “Maggie” McIntyre, 72 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on September 12, 1947 to the late John (Gerarda VandeKieft) McIntyre. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Leiser (2003); brother John “Jack” McIntyre Jr.

Maggie worked for years at United Memorial Medical Center. She was a very strong, absolutely amazing woman, she loved everyone and everyone loved her.  

She is survived by her children Robert P. Leiser II of Oakfield; Scott (Meredith) Leiser of New Mexico; Veronica (Craig) Magliocco of Oakfield; siblings Helen Diebel and Allan McIntyre both of Lancaster; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in East Shelby Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

BYRON - John A. Yerger, Sr., 80, of Byron and formerly of Elba, passed away Thursday, (July 16, 2020), at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Yerger was born October 14, 1939, in Buffalo, son of the late LaVerne and Helen (Willis) Yerger.

John was a member of Northgate Free Methodist Church and a 35+ year member of AA.  He was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed his hunts for Elk in the Rocky Mountains. He was a strong spirited person and enjoyed snowmobiling and racing.

Survivors include his sons John A. Yerger, Jr. of Darien, and James (Cheryl Ann) Yerger of Byron; grandchildren, Sara Ann (Nick) Berlin, Rebecca Ann (Louis Eysman) Yerger, and Cheryl Renee (fiance John Coppa) Yerger; great-grandsons, Easton James, and Brooks Levi Berlin; brother-in-law, Jerome Green of Alabama.

John is preceded in death by his sisters, Hilda (late Ruhland) Martin, Ruth (late Al) Giambrone, and Marion Green.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  John's Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road in Batavia. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to family.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, both the funeral home and church will be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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

Oakfield - Barbara B. Draper, 72, of Oakfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center.

Barb was born July 16, 1947, in Warsaw, the daughter of the late John and Marion (Shaner) Brewer.

Barb loved quilting, reading and collecting cookbooks.  She was a Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan.

Barb is survived by her husband, Elmer and their son, John (Jen) Draper; step-children, Michael (Nancy) Draper and Michele (David) Bennett; her brother, Rick Brewer and three grandchildren, Sean, Illeana and Camden.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held at a later date.  Barb will be laid to rest in the future Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barb's memory may be made to the Batavia VA Hospital Medical Center, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020. 

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

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

demun.jpg  Orlo G. DeMun, age 75 of Dansville, NY passed away on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris where he had been residing.  He was born in Perry, NY on July 17, 1944 a son to the late Rodney DeMun and Clara (Deiter) Green.

Orlo worked for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy and retired from Pulsa Feeder in Rochester in 1999.

He is survived by 3 sons: Ricky (Darlene ) DeMun of Perry, Robin (Genevieve) DeMun of Dansville, Shane (Tammy) DeMun of Nunda, 2 step-children: Veronica Bailey of Batavia, Jerry Slager of Nunda, sister: Linda Chapek of Perry, brother: Carl (Arlene) Calkins of Michigan, 9 grandchildren , 5 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by two wifes: Mary Ann (Armstrong) DeMun who passed away in 2004 and Beatrice (Mehlenbacher) DeMun who passed away in 2010, son: Rodney DeMun who passed away in 2016 and brothers: Sherman and Rodney DeMun Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Orlo will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry, NY.

Memorial tributes may be made in the form of planting a tree in memory of Orlo. 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.

Victor, NY/Vero Beach, Fla. -- Patrick Dennis Earle passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020, from complications after surgery. He struggled with multiple surgeries and a kidney transplant over the last seven years and had always persevered. He was known as our "bionic man."

His love of family and friends, strong character, and sense of humor got him through life's challenges time and time again.

Pat was born in Newfoundland, Canada (6/18/48) and came to his adopted country when he was 11. Pat served in the U.S. Army as a medic in Germany.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, sons David and Guy (Polly), siblings Grace, Eddie (Bev), Jeanette, Loretta, David (Barbara), and six cherished grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth, siblings Stella, Billy, Gerry, Phyllis and Betty.

Due to COVID-19, services will be private. Donations in Pat's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Rochester, NY.

The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.

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