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Richard R. (Dick) Ferraro, July, 7 1937 – January 22, 2023

Son of the late Joseph and Donna (Verbanoff) Ferraro, brother to the late Joseph G. Ferraro, loving husband to the late Judith (Jackson) Ferraro passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the age of 85 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY.

Richard was an Engineer by trade. In his younger years he was a well-known musician in the Buffalo, NY area playing the organ with the Burgundy Bishops. Dick loved children, and together with his wife Judith opened their home to many Foster Children throughout the years. He enjoyed amusement parks and roller skating.

Richard leaves behind his Sister Christine D. (Carl) Kustreba, daughters, Kimberly (Scott) Donnelly, Tami (Dennis) Barren, Jennifer ( Antonio) Rivera, and Erycka (Thomas) Kosinski, Sons, Russell J., Richard J. (Cindy), and Paul (Penny), Grandchildren, Nicole, Christian, Chelsey, Seth (Katy), Eric (Olivia), Courtney(Colin), and Paul, many great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Helen(Edward) Zelinski, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his best friend, “Buddy” a pug mix.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Batavia - Rodney J. Herdegen, 74 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, (January 24, 2023) at his home in Batavia.

Mr. Herdegen was born January 20, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late Kenneth and Marjorie (Pashong) Herdegen.

Rod is the husband of Pamela J. (Beswick) Herdegen of Batavia. They met in middle school and became friends. In 8th grade, they went on one date - to the movies. In her yearbook, Rod wrote, "Pam, I wish you the best of luck in the world. You deserve to best. Don't forget all the fun we had, especially in the 7th and 8th grade. Be good and I hope I see you after graduation. Love ya, Rod."

He went one way, and Pam another. They both married other people and both had two children. A decade later at their high school reunion, they both showed up divorced. Pam moved to Florida with Rod in 1979. The two were married December 24, 1979 and the rest is history.

Rodney served his country honorably with the Air Force during Vietnam, was an avid Buffalo Bills, New York Yankees, and Batavia Muckdogs fan. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Rhonda (Dennis) Fox of Pembroke, and Kenneth (Marie) Heredegen of Apopka, Florida; step-children, Stacey Daprizio of Batavia, and Stephanie (Pete) D'Alba of Stafford; grandchildren, Edward and Alex Grosskopf, Kayla and Lyssa Herdegen, Peyton and Katlyn Daprizio, Bryce and Baylee D'Alba; great-grandchildren, Tallulah, Violet, Zachariah, and Rowena; brother, Dwayne "Butch" (Janet) Herdegen of Stafford; a sister, Roberta (late Don) Barlow of South Carolina.

Rod's funeral service was held privately. He was laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  

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.

V.R. Jim DiSalvo, 85, of Stafford, passed away on Thursday January 26, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center.  His full obituary will be published on Monday.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Lillian M. Martin, age 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 23, 2023 at WakeMed Hospital in Cary, North Carolina.

She was born March 7, 1930, in S. Alabama, NY , a daughter of the late Charles Frederick Fitzsimmons and Dora Agnes Hitchcock.  She graduated from Oakfield Alabama High School in 1947.  She was a seamstress at Melton Shirt Factory and a homemaker.

Lillian is predeceased by her husband, John Philip Martin; and her siblings Hazel Fitzsimmons, Robert Fitzsimmons, Elmer Fitzsimmons and Nellie
Graziaplena.

Surviving are her children, Cherie (Gary) Kazda of Jenks, Oklahoma and Cindy (Daniel) Lallo of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Kim Kazda of Highland Village,  Texas, Vickie  Lease of  Jenks,  Oklahoma, Lisa (Franmir) Ramirez of Jenks, Oklahoma, Katie Lallo of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Joshua Lallo of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; five great-grandchildren; her sister Freda Klotzbach of Kenmore; many nieces and nephews.

She loved her family and attending church.  She loved to travel.  She visited all 50 states including making it to the very last one she needed to visit by going on a cruise to Alaska with her daughters in 2019.  She also visited several foreign countries and lived in Germany with her husband during his service in the army.  She enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills play and loved to play bingo.  She was very proud of her Irish Heritage.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Jordan Oaks Retirement Community and Home Instead for their kindness while Lillian lived there.  They would often comment what a sweet, funny lady she was.

She will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery.  A Memorial Service will be planned for late summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Shepherds Church, 6051 Tryon Rd, Cary, North Carolina 27518 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.

To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

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

mancuso_haitz_steven_-_photo1.jpgSteven J. Mancuso Haitz, 38 of Rochester, passed away on Thursday (January 19, 2023).

He was born April 8, 1984, a son of Mary Haitz Konarski.

Steven graduated from SUNY Canton and then graduated from SUNY Geneseo. He loved to cook and enjoyed hunting, fishing and nature. His favorite times were spending it with family who loved him dearly.

He was predeceased by his father Steven Mancuso and brother Marc Mancuso Haitz.

He is survived by his mother, Mary (John) Konarski of Batavia and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

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.

 

 

Lyndia L. Mobley, 67, of Batavia passed away on January 3, 2023 at the Ashtabula Medical Center in Ohio. She was born on October 12, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Wade and Philomena (Iannaccone) Mobley. She is also predeceased by her brother; Paul Minardi.

Lyndia is survived by her loving son; Paul Mobley of Batavia.

There were no prior calling hours or Services. Lyndia was laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 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.

LeRoy ~ Barbara E. Fenstermaker, age 77, of Selden Road, passed away Tuesday afternoon (January 24, 2023) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, surrounded by her loving family.

     She was born November 28, 1945 in Brookville, PA, a daughter of the late Everett and Katherine Dickey Thrush.

     Barb will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family.  She was the matriarch, who loved to entertain and host family get togethers.  Whenever possible, she would follow all her family’s activities, including her grandchildren’s sporting events.  Barb was also an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband of 58 years, James “Jim” Fenstermaker; her children, Brent Fenstermaker, Barry (Margy) Fenstermaker and Amy (Bryan) Geedy; grandchildren, Travis Fenstermaker (Brooklyn), Tyler (Montana) Fenstermaker, Trent Fenstermaker, Brenna Fenstermaker, Samantha Fenstermaker (Zack), Hope Fenstermaker, Brittany (Brandon) Maines and Jacob (Abbey) Geedy; great-grandchildren, Ivan and Claire; sister, Diana (David) Plucknette, along with many nieces and nephews.

     At Barb’s request, there will be no prior calling hours or services.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Barb are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105

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


Thomas J. Clark, 82, of Bradenton, FL passed away at his home Sunday morning January 22, after a long illness.

Tom, born on March 7, 1940, was from Stafford, NY where he grew up on the Clark family farm with his parents Edward and Grace, and his sisters Julia, Martha, and Mary. 

Tom attended Notre Dame high school where he played football, basketball, and baseball.
Tom attended John Carroll University and was a member of the Marine ROTC. He served for 6 years. After college he worked for Niagara Mohawk as a lineman and then began a 41-year career with the railroad as an electronics technician with the signal department. He retired from CSX in 2002.

Tom married Peggy on October 22, 1966. They were married for 56 years. They raised their three children, Mark, Colleen, and Kevin, in Stafford next door to Tom’s childhood home.

Tom enjoyed the outdoors, was a trap shooter and an avid hunter. His enjoyment of the outdoors was only surpassed by his love for his family. His support, and sense of humor will be remembered and cherished by his family and friends.
Tom is survived by his wife Peggy (Margaret Wickens), his children – Mark Clark of Niskayuna, NY, Colleen Clark-Apelanz (Ildefonso) of Nassau, NY, and Kevin Clark (Pariss) of Bradenton, FL, his sisters - Julia Weideman of Orchard Park, NY, and Mary Moses of Whitesett, NC, his grandchildren - Tina Collins (Jeff), Michael Pace, Jack and Mia Clark, Emily and Abigail Clark, Ildecito Apelanz, his 4 step great-grandchildren - Aidan, Avery, Anna and Aubren Collins and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Edward and Grace Kenna Clark, his sister Martha Clark and his Great Grandson Emmett Collins.

Services will be held on Tuesday, January 31, at Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Cremator 604 43rd Street West Bradenton, Florida 34209. 10 am – 11 am – calling hour 11 am- Memorial Service.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in New York.

Donations can be made in memory of Thomas Clark and sent to: Tidewell Foundation 3550 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34239 OR Notre Dame High School 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

boyer.jpg  Pamela J. (Granzow) Boyer, 63, of Medina passed away on January 24, 2023. She was born in Newfane, NY on August 10, 1959 to the late Richard W. and Bertha M. (Brown) Granzow. In addition to her parents, Pam is predeceased by a brother; Ronald Granzow

She is survived by her husband of 48 years Robert F. Boyer Jr.; Sons Robert (Tina) F. Boyer III, Kyle Boyer (Carrie Smith); and daughter Lisa Boyer; 5 grandchildren and 3 Great- Grandchildren; sisters Kathy Billings, Jacquie (Dennis) Bennett; brothers Russell (Marybeth) Granzow, Harry (Margie) Granzow; she is also survived by her Aunt and Uncle and many cousins who she who truly loved her very much!

Pam was a very strong, loving, and compassionate woman with no easy pass. She would give the shirt off her back and would welcome anyone into her home to console and love anyone in need with no judgement, even at her own cost. Becoming a mom and wife at the age of 15yrs old, she was set up to fail.  She may not have done everything right, but in the end she had more babies and love to go around and was a dedicated wife, despite all the odds. Any kids that came to her house loved her and always called her Aunt Pam. She loved them all. Anyone who went to her house loved her cause she always made them feel at home and loved. She had a very loving/caring heart. Over all, Pamela J. Boyer was the perfect imperfection of her own humility, and she will be forever loved!

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local SPCA https://www.vol4animals.org/. 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.

lily.jpg  Elaine Sutherland, 69, of Batavia passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2023 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on August 24, 1953 in Defiance, Ohio to the late Edward and Constance (Zogaib) Sutherland. In addition to her parents, Elaine is predeceased by her sisters Suzanne Levine, Colleen Head; brothers in law John Levine and Rich Sparaco.

Elaine graduated from Buffalo State College with a Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher for the Oakfield Alabama School District for over 30 years. She will be remembered as a devoted aunt who loved her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her sisters; Ann Sutherland and Maria Sparaco; niece Kaitlin (Allen) Oberg; newphews Richie Sparaco, John Sparaco and Lachlan Oberg; her devoted longtime friends John Dickerson and Lee Kedzierski, along with many cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020 or the NYS Veterans Home Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. in Batavia. 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.

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