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sackett1.jpgJohn Lemuel Sackett, Jr. died at home January 2nd, 2023. Born July 18, 1928, the third child and only son to John L. Sackett and Florence Minerva Wells Sackett of Riga, NY.

Raised with three sisters on a farm, after attending Alfred State College, John hitchhiked to Kansas State University (BS) and served in the intelligence service of the US Army during the Korean War. He married Jean E. Lovejoy in 1956 and worked as a dairy farm manager before buying and moving to their own farm in Byron with their three children- Deborah (Jay Miller), John III (Rose)- both deceased- and Charles (Amy).

John completed his MS in Education at Cornell University after losing his left hand in a farm accident while harvesting corn. He taught agriculture at LeRoy and Warsaw high schools and then Agricultural Mechanics at Gen-Wyo Co. BOCES until his retirement.

John was active in local politics and served for years as Byron Town Supervisor and a Genesee County Legislator. He was an engaging conversationalist and was always eager to discuss current issues with anyone. John believed strongly in the value of the exchange of ideas and opinions and was a prolific writer of letters to the editor in the Batavia Daily News. He especially championed personal responsibility, lower taxes and freedom from government interference.

He was a life member of Byron Kiwanis, NRA, Genesee Co. SCOPE and various agricultural organizations. He was also an avid private pilot and past president of the Genesee County Pilots Assn. He enjoyed flying his plane and using his tractors and did so into his 9th decade despite infirmities and handicaps.

Ultimately, John was a farmer and teacher who believed that one reaps what one sows. He spent his life sowing good seed, pulling weeds and hoping to reap a manifold harvest. He leaves five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for both John and Jean Sackett will be held later in the spring.

Memorials may be made to the Byron Kiwanis Club. To leave messages 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.

jackson.jpgDonald R. Jackson Sr., 63, passed away at home on Friday, January 27, 2023.

Donald was greatly loved by his family and friends. He loved repairing and working on all types of vehicles. He enjoyed being outside, mowing lawns, fishing, just working with his hands while talking to people. He never passed up a conversation or spending time with his special friend, his pug Simon, who never left his side.

Donald was proceeded in death by his father Robert L. Jackson, his mother Eleanor (DeLude) Jackson and sister Debra L. Jackson.

Donald is survived by his wife of 35 years, Colleen Jackson, children, Donald R. Jackson Jr, Carrie Jackson, Tausha (Cory) Allen, Sara Jackson, Robert (Crystal) Spenton, Timothy (Kris) Harmon, Wendy Harmon and Krissy Harmon. Along with 20 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brothers, Roger (Loretta) Clark, Michael L. Jackson Sr., Thomas (Louvenia) Jackson, sister Linda (Bruce) Arney, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at New Covenant Chapel, 6690 Oak Orchard Road, Elba, NY 14058 on February 4, 2023 at 2PM followed with a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Bergen ~ Peacefully at home with his family, Pat passed away on January 26th, just shy of his 80th birthday. 

     He was predeceased by his parents; Salvatore and Rose Camelio; sons, Patrick and Peter Camelio; brother, Joseph Camelio and brother-in-law, Frank DiQuattro.

   patrick_camelio_edited.jpg  Pat is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Linda Camelio; son, Dominick (Bridget) Camelio; daughter, Catherine Rose (Richard) Figaro; sister, Marie DiQuattro; brother, James (Emma) Camelio; sister-in-law, Ann Camelio; granddaughters, Madelynn Mary Camelio, Grace and Zoey Shepard; grandsons, Nicholas David and Alex Patrick Figaro, along with several nieces, nephews and many friends.

     Pat grew up on Scio Street in Rochester.  He attended Mount Carmel School and East High.  After school, he joined the Operating Engineers and later became the owner/manager of Demo’s Truck Parts Inc. in Bergen. 

     Pat was a member of St. Brigid Church in Bergen and the Holy Name Society.  He enjoyed his time socializing with his friends, especially at the Bergen Farm Market diner. How he loved to go to the truck and tractor shows to see “old iron”.  He even ventured out to Las Vegas a few times to the trade shows to see all of the “new iron” construction equipment. However, we believe his true fun was people watching, no matter where he was, he would sit and patiently wait passing the time by taking in all of the doings!

     Pat was friend to many, but watch out for those who broke the law as he was right there to help apprehend the bad guys, whether at Walmart or at Demo’s. He had a lot of tales to tell!

For all those that knew him you will certainly remember his smile, his smirk and his sense of humor!  What a guy he was!

     Family and friends may call on Friday, February 3 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish at the St. Brigid Church location, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen, NY.

     In lieu of flowers, the family has selected Mary Cariola Children’s Center and the Holy Name Scholarship Fund through Our Lady of Mercy/St. Brigid Parish.  Both organizations held a special place in Pat’s heart.

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

radley_jeanette_-_photo1.jpgJeanette M. Radley, 91 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (January 26, 2023) while visiting family in Colorado.

She was born March 26, 1931 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Stanley and Eleanor Gorecki Kosciolek.

She attended Jackson Elementary School, and Batavia High School, where she was a member of the 1949 graduating class.  In September of 1951, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert E. Radley (who passed away on October 6, 2019).  With the exception of some traveling that occurred early in their marriage as a result of Mr. Radley’s semi-pro Major League Baseball career, they spent their entire married life living in the Town and City of Batavia, where they raised 4 children.   They were blessed with 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren later in their married life.

Mrs. Radley worked as a stay-at-home mom for over 18 years.  Following that, she worked as secretary and office manager for Dr. Sadegh Danesh in Batavia before retiring.

She was a lifelong parishioner at Sacred Heart Church (Ascension Parish) in Batavia, where she was also an active member of the Rosary Society.

To her surviving family, she will always be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen Flynn of Evergreen, CO, Robert (Marion) Radley of Batavia, Susan (Thomas) Fiesthumel of Forest, VA and Daniel (Cheryl) Radley of Roswell, GA. Grandchildren, Robert (Amanda) Radley, Kelly Radley, Becky (Aaron) Patterson, Joseph (Andrea) Prinzi, Lindsay (Tristan) Michaleski, Lauren Fiesthumel (Ivan Dirkx), Alyse Fiesthumel (David Quarshie), Brooke Fiesthumel, Alexandra Radley and Ian Radley. Great –grandchildren, Lucas, Ella and Nolan Radley, Nolan and Cameron Michaleski, Thea Dirkx, and Maya Quarshie.  Brother, Richard (Antoinette) Kosciolek and nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (February 4th) 9:30am-11am at Ascension Parish (S. Swan St.), where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00am. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America (https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org). Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




katherinemognibene.jpgKatherine “Kay” M. Ognibene, 96 of Batavia, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. She was born December 19, 1926 in Batavia, to the late Paul and Mary (DeCarlo) Martino. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Samuel Ognibene, along with all of her siblings.  

Kay was a longtime Realtor and was very well known locally. She was a member of Professional Woman’s Association, Paulo Busti Cultural Foundation, Real Estate Association and Resurrection Parish.

She is survived by her children, Stephen, Mary Jo Ognibene both of Batavia, William Ognibene of Rush, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a 9:30am Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. To leave an online 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.

deane.jpgJoanne M. (Heiler) Deane, RN., passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023, at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born in Batavia on July 3, 1935, to the late George and Genevieve (Ebelhare) Heiler. In addition to her parents, Joanne is predeceased by her sister, Gail Terrill; son-in-law James Konfederath; granddaughter Stephanie Konfederath and grandson, Dr. Dustin Nemec.

Joanne was a dedicated lifetime registered nurse who was employed at St. Jerome’s Hospital in Batavia for over 35 years. She was very conscientious in serving her patients with dignity, respect and true compassion. Joanne was an outstanding example of a forever nurse who ministered to family and friends throughout her life.  

Joanne loved to travel, read mystery novels and spend time with her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 65 years; Kenneth Deane; daughters Debra Konfederath of Eagle, NY, Karen (Edward) Nemec, RN., of Elba; son Daniel Deane of Rochester; grandchildren Heather (Chris) Meyer, Thaddeus (Jacqueline Czwojdak) Konfederath, Savannah (Lou) Fucina, RN., Zachary Konfederath, Sarah (Josh) Crandall, RN., Orrin (Brandi) Konfederath, Quinn Konfederath, RN., Dylan(Alexandra Foley, RN) Nemec, RN., along with her dear great-grandchildren and extended family and many special friends.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held following the visitation on Friday at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave messages 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.

william_palone.jpgBatavia - William R Palone , 90 of Batavia passed away, at home, on Sunday, January 29, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

William was born Tuesday, April 26th, 1932 in Oakfield, NY, a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Gladys Palone.

He had a passion for collecting antique cars, especially his prized 1941 Oldsmobile, and participating in as many car shows as Edie would let him. His love of antique cars was second to his love for his family. William enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family and cherished playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

William proudly served his country in the US ARMY from 1951 to 1954 and later married the love of his life Edith S. Murray on July 19, 1958. William raised 3 wonderful children and supported his family working as a shipping clerk at Sylvania for thirty years and later retiring from Kodak.

William will be remembered by his wife, Edie Palone, of Batavia; children, Tom (Connie) Palone, of Rochester, Greg (Misty) Palone, of Murfreesboro, Linda (Alexander) Busch, of Batavia; grandchildren, Amber Eighmey, Cody Busch, Sarah Busch, Trevor Palone, Julie Busch, and Kayli Palone; great- grandchildren, Alexander, Reygan, Alayna, and Teigan; siblings, Richard Palone and Patricia Murray; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no services at this time, a celebration of life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co,. Inc. Funeral Home. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

wahl.jpgPatrick Wahl of North Java, NY passed away on January 9, 2023 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Buffalo on October 2nd, 1945

He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Deborah, his boys, Patrick (Cheryl Leavell), Michael (Kimberly) and Randall (Stephanie Sacco), and his precious grandchildren Zachary, McKenzie, Mya and Wyatt.

Pat moved to North Java in 1991 where he thoroughly enjoyed the rural life. Summers were spent mowing his ever-expanding lawn, planting hundreds of trees from seed or sapling, raising geese, and sitting by his bonfire every evening. Pat was an avid woodworker spending winters in his basement making custom furniture for family, friends, and customers, many of whom became friends. He loved talking to people who stopped by to look at his array of pieces he had out near the road for sale.

Pat served in the US Army out of high school and had a deep appreciation for veterans who served in conflict. His sports were fishing, the Sabres and the Bills whom he believed would win the Super Bowl every year.

Pat loved his family, his extended family of in-laws and their families, and his array of friends from his boyhood. It was all he wanted out of life.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the North Java Volunteer Fire Company, 4274 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

On Thursday, January 26th, 2023, V.R. (Jim) DiSalvo, loving husband and father of five, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at age 85. Jim was born June 19, 1937, in Batavia, NY to the late Salvatore and Mary Kathleen (Miller) DiSalvo. Jim was an avid motorcyclist, businessman, and lover of all things Christmas.

After a tour of duty in the Navy during the mid-'50s, Jim returned home to Western New York, where he excelled professionally in various industries, including the chemicals industry, horse racing, motorcycle racing, and the printing industry. During that time, he also promoted the first-ever WERA Grand National Finals in West Palm Beach, FL, in 1977.

In 1980, Jim made his mark on the printing industry when he founded Applied Business Systems, Inc. with his wife, Connie DiSalvo. ABS would become a leader in Variable Data Digital Printing, as it remains to this day.

In the motorcycle racing world, Jim will be remembered as an accomplished flat tracker and roadracer in his own right, as well as an owner of Team America Gran Prix Racing, a team that won races across the United States and internationally in Europe, and as the manager of his son Jason DiSalvo's professional career in racing.

Jim's love of Christmas was manifested every year at his home on Fargo Road in Stafford, NY. His display included over 150 animated and static lighted figurines and over 1 million lights that would draw thousands of visitors to the property every Christmas season.

Jim is survived by and missed by his wife of 42 years, Connie (Tuttobene) DiSalvo; children Pam DiSalvo of Batavia, Tim DiSalvo of Azusa, CA, Steven (Karen) Samis of LeRoy, Lisa (Dan) Ormsbee of Stafford, and Jason (Bethany) DiSalvo of Stafford. He is forever cherished and remembered by his six grandchildren Ashlee DiSalvo, Katelyn Samis, Stephany Samis, Zach Samis, Romeo DiSalvo, and Romilly DiSalvo; his brothers, the late Ronald (Rose) DiSalvo of Batavia and Samuel (late Vida) DiSalvo of Batavia; and sisters, Florence (Joe) Condidorio of LeRoy and Kitty (late Louie) Severino of Highland Heights, Ohio.

Calling hours are Tuesday (January 31) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Jim's Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday (February 1) at 10:00 a.m. at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street in Batavia.  He will be laid to rest with military honors at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 56, Stafford, NY 14143 or to the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Attention: Lori Atari, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

bednarek_joyce_-_photo1.jpgJoyce E. Bednarek, 90, formerly of Akron, passed away peacefully on Friday (January 27, 2023) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

She was born March 26, 1932 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late George and Pearl Lichtenberger James.

Joyce graduated from Amherst Central School in 1950 and was formerly employed by M&T Bank and Alden Central School. She was also a former postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Crittenden, NY. Joyce and late husband Alfred were very active with St. Patrick’s Church and Crittenden Fire Department.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Suzanne) Bednarek of Jamesville, NY and Martin Bednarek of Williamsville. Grandson, Todd Bednarek of Jamesville, NY. Sisters, June Primrose of Sanborn, Judy Geyer of Akron and Joanne Breton of Alden. Brother John James of Alden. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband Alfred Bednarek who passed away October 22, 2011.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (February 2nd) from 10am-11am at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY, where a funeral service will commence following the visitation at 11am. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Crittenden, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





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