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Corfu - Sheila K. Hale, 72  of Corfu passed away on Wednesday (December 30, 2020) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Mrs.  Hale was born February 3, 1948 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Philip and Rita (Corcoran) Pribison.

Sheila was a member of Resurrection Parish and enjoyed reading. She was a die hard Bills fan. Mrs. Hale was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others. She worked simultaneously as a housekeeper at Genesee Community College, as a lunch aide at Jackson School, and a crossing guard with the Batavia School District.

She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Hale of Corfu. The two were married Valentine's Day 1970. Also surviving is her daughter, Jacqueline R. (Douglas) Ferris of LeRoy; grandsons Jacob Ferris and Trevor Pahl; a sister,  Beatrice (late Jerry) Ensign of Florida; her mother-in-law, Norma (late LaVerne) Hale of Batavia. Several sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews also survive.

Sheila is preceded in death by her son, Jason Christopher Hale who passed away October 26, 2020.

There will be no visitation. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Resurrection Parish. Burial will be in St.  Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305-1425.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - David Lee Funston, 82 of Batavia  passed away on Tuesday, (December 29, 2020) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Funston was born  January 11, 1938 in Syracuse, a son of the late Herbert and Margaret (Windett) Funston.

Dave was a devout Episcopalian and active musician.  He played percussion in the Genesee Symphony Orchestra for 50 years and held several leadership positions including President.  Dave played percussion with several other groups including "A Pretty Good Band" in Speculator, NY and in support of local high schools musicals, the Rotary Club and others.   

A veteran, David served honorably with the Air Force. Mr. Funston worked in electrical design for nearly 20 years at GTE Sylvania followed by nearly 20 years at Eastman Kodak and was proud of the 21 patents he earned during his career. He and his wife enjoyed summering at their cottage in Lake Pleasant, in Hamilton County where he liked to sail and fly fish. He was also a talented woodworker who enjoyed sharing his products with friends and family.

Surviving are his wife, Anne (Benjamin) Funston of Batavia; children, Barbara (John) Baker of Stafford, Virginia, and Brian (Kristin) Funston of Golden, Colorado; grandchildren, Alison Baker (Jeffrey) Bryant, Samuel (Kayla) Baker, Elsie Baker, Jeb Baker, Maggie Funston, and Matthew Funston; a brother, Bruce (late Shirley) Funston of Jackson, Michigan; a sister, Eileen (late Robert) Houston of Lansing, Michigan.

There will be no visitation. Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 391, Batavia, NY 14021; St. James Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020; or Speculator Ambulance Corps, PO 203, Speculator, NY 12164.

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

Batavia- Beverly (Woodhouse) McAllister, age 82, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 28, 2020 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. McAllister was born Saturday, June 4, 1938 in Batavia, New York a daughter of the late Gordon Woodhouse and Marion Dempsey Woodhouse.

A 1956 graduate of Batavia High School, she worked for Kozak Auto Dry Wash in Batavia and was the office manager for Genesee County Abstract in Batavia for many years. A member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Batavia, Bev was a wonderful mother and wife of 60 years to William McAllister.  She was a kind and gentle soul who was always in good spirits and loved to laugh. She had a great way of finding the good in anyone.

Beverly is the wife of William R. McAllister who passed away on April 28, 2016.

Surviving are her children;  Scott (Lorie Jaszko) McAllister  of Batavia and Colleen (Mark Plessinger) Bosse of Pittsford; five grandchildren; Angela (Jarred) Schlaggel, Aaron R. Bosse, Emily A. Bosse, Alex W. Bosse and Zachary L. Bosse; five great-grandchildren; her sister; Barbara (David) Green of Dover, Delaware; her brother; William Woodhouse of Dover, Delaware and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her infant son, Shawn Allen; granddaughter, Alyssa L. Bosse and her brother, Robert Woodhouse.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials in Bev's name may be made to the Salvation Army, 529 East Main Street, Batavia,  New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

butterfly.jpgDelorice C. Anderson, 87 of Attica, passed away on December 29, 2020. She was born October 31, 1933 in East Pembroke to the late Charles and Ruth Carroll. She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard R. Anderson and brother Marvin Carroll.

Dee lived most of her life in Attica before retiring to Port Charlotte, FL, then returning to Attica after the death of her husband. Dee enjoyed many hobbies such as knitting, crocheting and was an award winning quilter at Charlotte County Fair.

Delorice is survived by sons, Brian (Marcy) Anderson of Port Charlotte, FL, Barry (Denise) Anderson of Attica, Bruce (Mindy) Anderson of Attica and her Dutch son Arend (Late Kathy) Koers of Attica. She is also survived by her pride and joy, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to covid restrictions a private service will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Rescue Squad, 11 Water St., Attica, NY 14011 or Murdock Christian Church, 17500 Elmwood Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Le Roy ~ Martin J. "Mike" Brusso, age 85, of Woodward Drive, passed away Monday morning (Dec. 28, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital

     He was born March 25, 1935 in Union Hill, N.Y., a son of the late John and Minerva Rathbun Brusso.

     Mike will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at their cottage on Silver Lake.  He was a US Army veteran and had a passion for baseball and tractors.

     He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Melissa (Jeff) Tack and Melinda Miller; step children, Christopher (Sue) Ecker and Kelly (Paul) Frawley; grandchildren, Bethany, Dori and Evee Rivaldo, Caleb and Hannah Miller; step grandchildren, Christopher Ecker, Jonathan Ecker, Christine (Bradley) Oliver and Pauli Frawley; 5 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     He was predeceased by his loving wife, Leni Lee Brusso, his daughter, Michelle Brusso, 11 siblings and stepson, David Ecker.

     Services for Mike will be private at the convenience of his family.   

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association.

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

Batavia - Henry I.  Larson, age 79, of Batavia, went home to the loving arms of his savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.

Mr. Larson was born Saturday, February 8th, 1941 in Niagara Falls, a son of the late Eric and Mary Estella Adrian Larson.

He attended Niagara Falls High School and the Columbia School of Broadcasting. He joined the United States Army in 1958, completing his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was transferred to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri for combat engineer training. He joined the Paratroopers in 1959 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and served in Germany during the Berlin Crisis when the Berlin Wall was erected.

He was the co-founder and president of Batavia Channel 14 radio club, Free and Accepted Masons, Landmark Lodge in Niagara Falls, a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 1602 and Disabled American Veterans, Batavia American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose, #1132 in LeRoy. He was the first president of the 400 Towers resident council and a member of the Batavia Housing Authority board of directors.

He drove tractor trailer for 35 years beginning with Tyler truck lines of Oakfield and ending his career with Cummings & Bricker of Batavia. During his 35 years, he drove over 3 million miles over 48 states, Canada and Mexico.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Tozer Larson; daughters, Dawn Larson (Randy) Piazza, Darlene Larson (Scott) Watson, Teresa “Trixie” Phelan (Ray) Eighmey; sons; Carl Eric (Suzie) Larson, Jason Eugene Phelan and David (Aaron) Larson; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by three sisters and one brother.

There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial, with military honors, will be held at Grand View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Patricia Larson. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in his memory, please visit  www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Roosevelt Smith, Sr., 75, long time residence of Genesee County, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his son’s home under the care of his family.

Roosevelt was born, January 24, 1945 in Minter, Alabama, a son of the late Lee Earnest and Lucinda (Moore) Smith.

Roosevelt was a founding member of the Genesee Country Church where he served as a trustee; developed, organized and lead both the elementary and teen programs for years; and drove the church bus.  He enjoyed reading his bible daily, mentoring youth, fishing, hunting and was an exercise enthusiast.  Roosevelt was a member of Godfrey's Pond and summered at Lei-ti Campgrounds for many years. He also participated in bowling and softball leagues in Batavia and Oakfield for many years.  He worked at P.W. Minor’s and Sons, for over 25 years, and also loved driving school bus for the Elba Central School District and worked for several years at Walmart in Batavia prior retirement.

Surviving are his sons, Roosevelt (Liza) Smith, Jr. of Byron and Christopher (Katelynn) Smith of Batavia. Grandchildren; Deacon, Malachi, Roman, Solomon, Genevieve, Ella, Lyla, Eva and Christopher and several nieces and nephews. His brothers; JD Smith, Lee Earnest, Willie Smith and Sisters; Viola Smith, Rosie Mae Davis, Alberta Smith and Shirley Jackson.

Preceded in death by James Smith, Bessie Davis, Willie Nell ”Lucy” Smith, and Deloise Smith.

A Celebration of Roosevelt's Life will be held at a later date at the Genesee Country Church.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, https://act.alz.org/donate or A Cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), pkdcure.org.  Please use the email [email protected] if you would like to notify the family that you made a contribution in Roosevelt’s name.

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

Arrangements for Roosevelt were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

Richard  A.  Cecere, 84, of Alexander, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home.

Richard was born August 19, 1936 in Batavia, a son of the late Anthony and Anna (Palvino) Cecere.

Richard loved being with his family, raising his turkeys, mowing his lawn and going to the track and watching the horses race.  He was an avid outdoors-man.  Richard was a member of Resurrection Parish and was inducted into the Batavia High School Sports Hall of Fame.  He was a steel worker at Continental Can Company in LeRoy and was also a veteran, serving with the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife, Helen (Gilhooly) Cecere of Alexander; children, Richard (Melanie) Cecere of Alexander, Debra (Tom) Irr of Arcade, Jeff (Jill) Cecere of Alexander, Julie Heale of Alexander and Gary Cecere of Bergen; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Richard is the brother of the late Adeline Cecere and William Cecere.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 4, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Please join Richard's family for his military honors which will be held in the front parking lot of Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street in Batavia, on Tuesday, January 5 at 10:15 a.m.  Richard's funeral mass will be held privately by his family.   

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral home will be limited to 25 people throughout the course of calling hours. Please be prepared to wait outside. Face coverings and social distancing are required. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake Plains Dialysis, 587 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

LeRoy ~ William R. Klinkbeil, age 92, of West Main Street, was reunited with his loving wife, Rachel, on Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2020) while at Rochester General Hospital.

     He was born November 16, 1928 in LeRoy, a son of the late Michael and Mary Kunzer Klinkbeil.

     William will be remembered as a very kind, compassionate and loving man, who was devoted to his family, his faith and his community.  He was proud to be a graduate of St. Peter's School in LeRoy and was also proud of his service with the U.S. Air Force.  He was a founding member of the Donald Woodward Memorial Golf League and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He and Rachel were also long time members of St. Peter's Church, where they were greeters.  He and Rachel also worked together delivering Meals on Wheels.

       He is survived by his sons, Kevin (Barbara) Klinkbeil of Brighton and Kristopher (Catherine) Klinkbeil of Charlotte; grandchildren, Kristopher Klinkbeil Jr., (Fiancé Stephanie Roland), Sara Klinkbeil, Jennette Drmacich (Istvan Hajdu) and Jessika (Daniel) Drmacich-Flach; great-grandchildren, Sophie Hajdu, William Hajdu and Oona Drmacich-Flach; sisters-in-laws, Ursula Spillane,  Helen Klinkbeil and Annie Klinkbeil, nieces Shannon Spillane (Thomas Welsh)  and Shawn (Joseph) Siconolfi, special cousins Vicki (David) Clark along with many dear friends.

      In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, Rachel Drayo Klinkbeil, he was predeceased by his siblings, Clarence Klinkbeil, Julius (Jean) Klinkbeil, Jane (William) Page, Charles (Margaret) Klinkbeil, Edward Klinkbeil, Victor (Nancy) Klinkbeil, Thomas Klinkbeil, Michael (Shirley) Klinkbeil, and nephews, Mickey Spillane and David Klinkbeil

     His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church. The mass will be live streamed at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 4, 2021 through the parish website: www.ourladyofmercyleroy.org.  He will be laid to rest with Rachel in St. Francis Cemetery.

     Contributions in memory of William are suggested to the Parkinson's Foundation of Greater Rochester, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14620

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

helenezaremski.jpgMrs. Helene Zaremski, 94, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Helene was the daughter of the late Egnacy & Josephine (Bialas) Rembas. She is preceded in death by her husband Leo Zaremski who passed away in 1988; son-in-law Jerry Roberts, siblings, Joseph (Stella), John (Clara), Chester (Betty) Rembas, Jennie (Laverne) Spring and Jean (Norman) Reiter.

Helene retired from P.W. Minor shoe factory after 43 years. She was a member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish of Attica since 1933. Helene was a greeter for the church and served on the funeral luncheon committee. She was also a member of the Harder and O’Donnell Post #743 Ladies Auxiliary and the Happy Agers of Alexander. Helene loved playing euchre, traveling and watching the Buffalo Bills.

Surviving are her children David (Joyce) Zaremski of Batavia and Kathleen Roberts of Varysburg. Grandchildren Jason (Vanessa) Roberts of Long Valley, NJ, Heather (Vince) Phelps of Chaffee, Janelle Allen (Tom O’Neill) of Farmington and Karen (Michael) Potempa of North Tonawanda. Step-grandchildren Jeffrey (Junghwa) McGee of Houston, TX and Kevin (Shannon) McGee of LosFresnos, TX. Great-grandchildren Madison and Brody Phelps, Sydney and Noelle Roberts, Maggie and Claire Allen, Dominic Parsons and Penelope Potempa. Step-great-grandchildren Jasmine and Jaylene McGee, Keegan, William and Gunnar Dale. Great-great-grandchildren Ottis, Skyler and Keegan Jr. Dale. Along with many loving nieces, nephews and friends.   

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately for the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.  

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St. Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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