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rowe.jpg  Batavia - Pearl Jean Rowe, age 97, of Pratt Road, passed away Sunday morning (May 16, 2021) at home in the loving presence of her family.

Jean was born December 21, 1923 in Ashland, Kentucky, the fourth child of Malcolm Grame and Gladys Preston Flannery. She graduated from Riverside High School, Riverside, New York in 1942. She married her high school sweetheart, John Vernon Rowe, in August, 1944.

Following the end of World War II Jean and Vern continued living in the Buffalo, New York area until 1975. They then relocated to San Bernardino, California to serve with Campus Crusade for Christ where they were on staff for 17 years. Jean held many volunteer positions in her community as well as serving in various leadership capacities in churches she attended.

After 71 years of marriage and seven children Jean was preceded in death by her husband in 2016. She was also preceded in death by her eldest daughter Jeannine Preston Rowe and two great-grandchildren (Faith Anne Keyes and Aidan Mitchel Wakefield) and six siblings. Surviving children are Susan Wakefield of Batavia, NY, John (Sherry) Rowe of Lewisburg, PA, Linda (George) Renner of Owls Head, ME, Michael (Maggie) Rowe of Waynesville, NC, Lori Summer of Lafayette, IN, and Peter (Christine) Rowe of Lewisburg, PA, along with a legacy of 22 grand-children and 36 great grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Paul (Carol) Flannery and Alice Flannery Wentling.

Jean will be buried next to her husband at the Bath National Cemetery during a private interment ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Cru (formerly Crusade for Christ) at give.cru.org or World Venture, search for George and Linda Renner ministry. 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.

brucetspring.jpgBruce T. Spring, 54 of Attica, passed away on May 15, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born July 9, 1966 in Warsaw, to Wesley I. (Joan) Spring of E. Bethany and the late Dolores J. (Biehl) Spring. He is preceded in death by his wife Kate E. (Anderson) Spring, daughter Crystal N. Spring and a brother Brian G. Spring, brother-in-law David Jackett.

Bruce did maintenance at Batavia City Schools for many years. He was a wonderful father, son and brother. Bruce was loving, kind and full of humor.

Survivors include his daughters Samantha and Holly Spring, siblings Linda Jackett, Denise (Joseph) Welter, Peggy (Doug) Heywood, Cindy (Doug) Flint, Lisa (Jeff) Leach, Sheri (Paul) Miller, Alethia (Allen) Keiper, Angelique (Tim) Zielinski, sister-in-law Shelly Bienias and many other living extended family members.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in West Middlebury Cemetery.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required at the Funeral Home, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

figlow_teresa_-_photo2.jpgTeresa A. Figlow, 74 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Saturday (May 15, 2021) at her residence under the care of her loving family and hospice.

She was born January 3, 1947 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Anthony and Jennie Tessitore LaFarnara.

Teresa spent her entire life in Batavia where she grew up, went to school, met and married her husband of 56 years and raised her 3 children and was instrumental in the rearing of her grandkids too.  She took care of many other children who to this day think of her as a second mom.  She was a constant, consistent source of support and care to her family and friends and although we all thought she worried a bit too much about us we never doubted her deep love and concern.   She could be found at home, crocheting and many people have her beautiful afghans in their homes or she was cooking and caring for her family.  She worked many jobs in the community and even for a time owned her own business. She loved collecting and has many curated collections of angels and things she loved but none as fiercely as she loved her family. 

She overcame many losses in her life and it was a quiet testimony to her deep faith. She was very private about her illness and wanted to be remembered for how she was before she fell ill.  Teresa displayed the same strength and courage to the end that she embodied in her life and was an example for all of us.  

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Figlow of Batavia. Daughter, Jodi (Steven) Coburn of Batavia. Son, Adam (Teresa) Figlow of Batavia. Brother, Nick (Kathy) LaFarnara of Batavia. Grandchildren, Shaun, Joshua, Jocelyn, Seth and Joel Coburn, Anthony, Dallas and Heath Figlow, Ashanti, Joseph, Nickolas, Noah and Emma Figlow.

She was the mother of the late Michael Figlow.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (May 19th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 9:00am at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. Teresa will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials may be offered to the family for future distributions. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

The facilities for visitation and funeral service will be restricted to 50% occupancy and facial coverings will be required.




americanflag.jpg Tom Morris Jr., 90, of Batavia passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2021. He was born on August 18, 1930 in Hazard, Kentucky to the late Tom Morris Sr. and Oma (Campbell) Morris; also predeceased by son in law Richard Hess.

He is survived by his beloved wife; Vivian (Allbee, Gromlovits) Morris; loving father of daughters; Carol (Van) Reeves and Sharon Hess; stepfather to Gary (Kelly) Gromlovits, David (Susan) Gromlovits, Robert (Amy) Gromlovits and James (Kathryn) Gromlovits. 5 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 7 step great-grandchildren. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A private Graveside Service will be held at the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu.

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.

Pavilion ~ (Pastor) Samuel M. McAllister, age 38 of Lake Street, passed away Saturday morning (May 15, 2021) at home in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born March 24, 1983 in Des Moines, Iowa, the second son of Dwight and Marcia McAllister.

     Sam was a loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and dear friend to many.  He was devoted to both his family and his Lord and Savior. Sam attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Theology.  He had a passion for all people to experience the power and promises that come from knowing God. His desire was to see lives changed and to help each member to have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.  Pastor Sam came to the Pavilion community with his young family to serve as their pastor at the First Baptist Church in December of 2016.

     An incredibly strong and brave person, Sam was not afraid to step outside the box and face a new challenge, whether it be cooking, playing the role of peacemaker, or interacting and playing games with the children and teens of the community.  Behind the scenes of being a pastor, Sam was a tech savvy graphic designer; he enjoyed reading and sipping a good cup of coffee.

       In addition to his parents, Dwight and Marcia McAllister of Greer, SC, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 14 years, Alaina Wilcox McAllister; son, Isaiah; twin daughters, Savannah and Sophia; siblings, Joel (Crystal) McAllister of CO, twin sister, Sarah McAllister of GA and Rebekah (Bryan) DeChaine of SC, along with many aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and dear friends.  Sam had a special love for his church family and the entire community.

     Sam’s family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday, May 19 from 5 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  A Memorial Celebration of Sam’s Life will be held on Thursday, May 20 at 1:30 P.M. at the Pavilion First Baptist Church, 10956 Lake St., Pavilion. Interment in Fairview Cemetery will be private.  (Facemasks and 50% capacity restrictions are in place for visitation and Services)

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pavilion First Baptist Church.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Pastor Sam’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com or sent to [email protected] 

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

Batavia - Immaculata Iannello, 73 of Batavia, passed away on Friday, (May 14, 2021) at Elderwood at Brockport.

Mrs. Iannello was born July 17, 1947 in Asheville, North Carolina a daughter of the late Fortunato and Angela Rose (Chereso) Ilasi.

Immaculata earned a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) and had a more than 40 year career working first at St. Jerome Hospital and then United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She retired as the head of Bacteriology. Mrs. Iannello was a parishioner of Resurrection Parish. She loved to read and watch television and movies - especially science fiction. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her love of a good story.

Immaculata is the wife of the late John Samuel Iannello.

Surviving are her sons, John Iannello of Batavia, and Joseph Iannello of Lockport; grandchildren, Graclyn Ptak and Rae Iannello both of Burnsville, North Carolina; brothers, Nicholas (Constance) Ilasi of Batavia, and Salvatore Ilasi of Los Angeles, Cali.; brother-in-law, Richard (Anne) Iannello of Batavia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Coraline Iannello, and a brother, Stephen (late Elaine) Ilasi.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Immaculata 's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, (May 20, 2021) from St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia.  Burial will be in St.  Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  

Please note that facial coverings and social distancing will be required at both the funeral home and church. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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

Macomb/Zephyrhills - Gerald G Elliott, 73  of Macomb, New York and Zephyrhills, Florida and formerly of Corfu, passed away on December 22, 2020 at Advent Health in Zephyrhills.

Mr. Elliott was born December 1, 1947 in Batavia, a son of the late George and Evadene (Wiltse) Elliott.

He was a 1967 graduate of Pembroke High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the Army, where he served honorably during the Vietnam War. Gerald was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, American Legion, VFW, and the Elks Club. He retired in 2010 after 36 years as a heavy equipment operator with County Line Stone.

Mr. Elliott enjoyed landscaping, hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling between Black Lake and Florida.

Surviving are his children, Steven Elliott of Corfu, Michelle Czechowicz of Lockport, and Amanda Elliott of Basom; grandchildren, Bryce, Kristen, Jason, Amarri, Journie, Giara, and Isaiah;  his companion, Pai, of Florida; siblings, Reylene (late George) VanGeldren of Fishkill, Gayle (Dennis) Waldron of Byron, Lee (Bonnie) Schoenthal of Corfu, and Ila Jean (late John) Terry of Hammond. Nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on May 22, 2021 from 1:00 pm  to 2:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, where a Masonic Service and Memorial Service will immediately follow at 2:00 pm. Gerald will be interred in the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials 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.

LeRoy – Helen B. Church, 96, died in her home at St. Ann’s Community at the Greens in LeRoy on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 following a long illness.

Mrs. Church was born on September 5, 1924 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Clarence L. and Marion Annabal Buchholtz.  She graduated from Batavia High School in 1940, earned an associate degree from LaSell Junior College in 1942, and received her RN degree from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 1945.  Mrs. Church worked as a nurse at Genesee Memorial Hospital and later was a director of The Homemakers Service in Genesee County.  She also worked in the social services departments at the Batavia Nursing Home and Genesee Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Church and her husband Maynard were long-time residents of Stafford on the Fargo Road in the house they built.  She was active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Stafford) for decades.  She also was involved in voter services, had been a member of the former Conversation Class of Batavia, played bridge avidly and supported many community efforts as a volunteer throughout her life.  Most importantly, Mrs. Church unfailingly and unselfishly gave her time and energy to her family and friends, showing a genuine concern for everyone.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Church and son-in-law Jonathan Gaines of Bronxville, NY; two step-granddaughters, Rebecca Lucas (Chris) and Laura Jofre (Jaime); and nieces and nephews Lawrence Schultz (Melissa), Caroline Schultz, Rick Church (Eileen), Tom Church (Sheri), Ann Richards (Gary Mirando), S. Grant Richards (Suzy), and John Willand (Peggy Carter).

Mrs. Church was predeceased by her husband, Maynard; her sister, Charlotte Schultz; and her nephew, Peter Schultz.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22nd at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6188 Route 5, Stafford.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6188 Route 5, Stafford, NY 14143 or United Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Mark R. Zetterberg, 61, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Monroe Community Hospital.

Mark was born August 24, 1959, in Batavia, son of the late Roger C. and Patricia Sliker Zetterberg.

Mark was a graduate of Pembroke Central High School Class of 1978. He was a dedicated member of the East Pembroke Fire Department, Fire Police and former Commissioner of the East Pembroke Fire District; and member of the Sportsmen’s Club.
Mark enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cards and especially going to Bingo with his Mom.

Mark is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Family and friends may call Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. A prayer service will follow at 3 p.m. Mark will be laid to rest with his beloved parents in the North Pembroke Cemetery in Mogadore, where Mark grew up. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him

Alabama - Brian Michael Urban, 68, of Alabama passed away on Wednesday (May 12, 2021) at his home.

Mr. Urban was born June 9, 1952 in Batavia, a son of the late Clyde and Eleanor (Moodie) Urban.

Brian grew up in Darien Center and graduated from Alexander Central School. He proudly served his country with the Marine Corps and was discharged as an E-5 Sergeant. He showed an aptitude for things mechanical at an early age, building go-karts when he was only 12 years old. His mechanical skills led him to own and operate Urban Automotive in Basom for over 40 years. Mr. Urban enjoyed being involved with anything automotive and served as a "crew chief" for several of his children as they raced cars. He was old school and enjoyed old movies and records.

He is survived by his children, Phillip (Arden Izzo) Urban, Douglas (Sarah Evans) Urban, both of Buffalo, Bonnie (Shawn) Thompson of West Seneca, Sara (Joshua) Benson of Georgia, and Thomas (Shannon Murray) Urban of Shelby; a step-daughter, Jillian (Rory) Charcholla of Rochester; brothers, Douglas Urban of North Carolina, Scott (Sandy Wohlers) Urban of South Carolina; sisters, Sherry (Don) Polack of Oregon, Vicki (late Richard) Streiff of Brockport, Wendy (late Tom) Berg of Iowa, and Janice (Mike) Cadieux of Minnesota. Six grandchildren also survive.  

Brian is preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Urban.

There will be no visitation. Services will be private for the family. He will be laid to rest with military honors in Western New York National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.




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