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LeRoy ~ On Saturday, December 10, 2022, Stephen Paul Mancuso, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his home.  He was 67 years old. 

 stephen_mancuso_2_0.jpg    Stephen was a lover of life and all of the chapters in it.  People were drawn to his passion and his charisma.  His house was an open door where family and friends could gather free from judgement.  He had strong beliefs and a curious mind.  He never stopped searching for the truths of his passions and was not afraid to share with anyone willing to lend a listening ear. 

     He cared greatly for his home and took pride in keeping it pristine.  He always had a project or a job to do, and there was no job that he could not do himself.  You could find him on a ladder, mowing the lawn, cutting down a tree, planting in one of his three gardens, braiding garlic in the barn, or walking barefoot underneath the pine trees. 

     Stephen loved cinema and was a sucker for a romantic comedy.  His favorite movie of all time was ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.  He could re-watch movies over and over again and loved to show off his extensive movie collection. 

     He loved to travel and see the world from the seat of his Harley Davidson, but if you asked him, the biggest risk he ever took was not taking enough risks. 

     The last year of his life, he became a grandfather to Maverick Stephen Chatham.  He shared with all that this was his greatest gift.  He could not brag enough about the love he had for his grandson and his children.

     He is survived by children, Christina Chatham (Mancuso) and Matthew Mancuso; son-in-law, Shane Chatham; grandchild, Maverick Chatham; siblings, Lynn Rapone, Paul (Wendy) Mancuso and Gene (Melanie) Mancuso; nieces and nephews, Brandi Rapone, Heather Rapone, Emily Mancuso, Morgan Mancuso, Corey Mancuso, and Grace Mancuso.

     Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Paul Mancuso and his mother, Dale Ann (Dool) Mancuso.

     A memorial gathering celebrating Stephen’s life will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 2 – 5 PM at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Steet Road, LeRoy, New York 14482.  At 5 PM family and friends are welcome to share stories about Stephen.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Stephen’s memory can be made to LeRoy Sports Boosters.  Stephen loved LeRoy sports and participated in the wrestling and football programs during his high school years.  Checks can be made payable to: LeRoy Sports Boosters.  If unable to attend the visitation, checks can be mailed to LeRoy Sports Boosters, c/o LeRoy High School, 9300 South Street Road, LeRoy, New York, 14482.

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

marsh.jpg On December 15, 2022, Lyle H. Marsh Sr., passionate horseman and loving father of four children, passed away at the age of 81. Lyle was born on November 10, 1941 in Oswegatchie, New York to Roy and Mary (Haskins) Marsh. 

Introduced to horse racing at an early age, he dedicated his life to the profession and sport. Throughout much of his life he managed a stable of more than 20 horses, while simultaneously holding a full-time job with the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York as a welder and fabricator. 

He fathered four successful children; three children, Carla, Betty, and Hank with his first wife, Agnes Malady and later, one child, Anthony, with Karen Marini-Marsh.

Lyle’s passion was the horse business, and particularly, harness horse racing. He got his start as a teenager and maintained this great love throughout his life. This passion pushed him into every aspect of the business, finding success as an owner, trainer, and driver. He was also known as one of the best blacksmiths in the state. He was a lifetime member of both the United States Trotting Association and the Western New York Harness Horseman’s Association.

Lyle was preceded in death by his father, Roy, and his mother, Mary. Also, by his siblings, Wayne, Ronny, Lester, and Sylvia. He is survived by his four children, his wife, Karen, as well, his siblings, Wayde, Neil, Suzanne, Sharon, and Roy (Junior).

There will be no prior calling hours. A 1:30PM Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday December 18, 2022 at The City Church (St. Anthony’s site) 114 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020.  A Graveside Service will be held on at the Oswegatchie Cemetery around Independence Day. The family would like to thank you for your part in a life well lived.

To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

James E. Kryman, 83, of Batavia passed away peacefully on December 15, 2022 at his home. He was born on October 9, 1939 in Batavia to the late Albert and Orial (Bluman) Kryman. In addition to his parents, Jim is predeceased by twin grandsons; Brandon and Troy Sheeler.

During Jim’s 41 years at Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia, he enjoyed the golf and bowling leagues he was a part of. Even after he retired, Jim continued enjoying being on the golf course almost daily. He treasured his time with his family, especially during the holiday season. Jim’s three grandchildren were the light of his and Joan’s life.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years; Joan (Caborn) Kryman of Batavia; daughter Traci (Mark) Sheeler of Alexander; 2 sisters Joyce and Judy; 3 grandchildren Tyler Sheeler of Batavia, Ryan Sheeler of Alexander and Megan Sheeler of Ft. Meade, Maryland.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately. Jim will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 31 Washington Ave. in Batavia. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

dclark.jpg  Dustin D. Clark, age 34, of Silver Springs, NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 14, 2022. He was born in Rochester, NY on February 17, 1988 a son to Kim A Clark of LeRoy and Cathy C. (Forrester) Caudill of Perry.

Dustin was a 2006 graduate of Perry High School. He was a mason for Baltz Concrete in Pavilion. He enjoyed playing disc golf, corn hole, bowling, riding his motorcycle and going on family vacations. His biggest joy was times spent with his fiancée Erica and their children Sutton and Miles and attending all of the family gatherings.

He is survived by parents Cathy C. (David) Caudill of Perry, Kim A. Clark of LeRoy, fiancée: Erica Granger of Silver Springs, children: Sutton and Miles Clark, Erica’s parents: David (Lisa) Granger of Silver Springs, maternal step grandmother: Pauline Forrester of Hume, Paternal grandparents Marge Clark of Gainesville, FL., and Daniel Clark of Venis Fl., sister: Tasha Clark of Chili, NY, half-sisters: Erica Clark of Warsaw, Tonya Schlenker of Bolivar and step-sister: Teresa Hoy of LeRoy, sister-in-law: Karen (Andrew) Inglis of Minoa, New York, nieces and nephews: Paige and Devin Inglis, Lilliana and JT Trzecieski and Tavis Lakin, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Robert John and Jeanette (Klatt) Forrester.

Family and friends may call from 3-6pm on Monday December 19th, 2022 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where Services will follow at 6pm.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be directed to Lisa Granger P.O. Box 246 Silver Springs, NY 14550 to start up a trust fund for Dustin’s children. 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.

arlana.jpg  With loved ones by her side, Arlana Pathammavong, 39, of North Tonawanda, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2022 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was born on September 8, 1983 in Batavia to the late Samlane Pathammavong and Diane (Wiedenhofer) Pathammavong of Brockport.

Not all of her loved ones were there to say goodbye, because one room, any room, could never hold the number of people who loved Arlana, much less all of the people who she shined her love upon during her time with us. Arlana, Lana, The Asian, Auntie Lana, The Ambassador of Happiness, A Fierce Warrior, A Legacy of Kindness, A Light, Sunshine… all of the nicknames which could be used to describe the living example of generosity, joy, kindness, positivity, light, caring, loyalty, and love - they all belong to her.  

Arlana was born to this world with a love to be shared. As she grew she learned to share her gift.  She left a lasting impression on everyone she crossed paths with.

Lana’s love left nothing unsaid. It needed no words - though words were often used. A handwritten note, soul-stirring text, a deep, soulful social-media post encouraging positivity and joy, a conversation over dinner (for which she often paid - much to the frustration of the guest), sharing her joy for simple pleasures such as fine wine, passionate food, sunsets, nature and moments… Arlana truly celebrated the beauty and preciousness of moments.

“I am on a journey to encourage people to be the best version of themselves possible,” - Arlana. The truth is, Lana, we all know that to be the best version of ourselves, we need to be more like you.  

In addition to her mother, Arlana is survived by her loving, devoted partner; Sarah Tsirtsakis and her 4 children who she loved and adored, as if they were her own; Niko, Alex, Kali and Mira; siblings Jason (Mary Ellen) Reardon of Batavia, Holley (John Giessler) Reardon of Batavia; Nong (Jason) Masters of AZ., Chanta (Florence) Sayphrarath of CA., and Joy (Frangelica) Sayphrarath, and their children, along with nieces and nephews James, Thomas, Sean, as well as her beloved dogs; Adelina and Kleo.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday December 19, 2022 from 3:00-7:00PM at Northgate Free Methodist Church 8160 Bank St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday December 20th at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia or the Northgate Free Methodist Church. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

Louise G. Post, 91, of Elba, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022.  She is now at peace with our Savior and free from the bondage of a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease.

Louise was born April 15, 1931 in Alexander, a daughter of the late Harold and Joy (Wight) Goodman.

Louise was a charter member of the Elba Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a member of the Elba Presbyterian Church.  Louise loved her family, Christmas time, cooking, baking, reading and canning.  After her retirement from M & T Bank, she remained active in church, auxiliary and community activities while always being available for any and all of her family.

Surviving are her husband of 72 years, Kenneth Post; children, John (Cheryl Totten) Post, Daniel (Kim) Post, Marcia (Todd) White, Janet (Judd) Ewell and Laurie (Pete) Torpey; grandchildren, Jason (Stacy) Post, Kailynn (Kyle) Stacy, Jeffrey (Janette) Post, Joy (Rich) Brewer, Holly (Shawn) Stoneham, Megan (Will) Hoffman, Brad (Nicole) White, Elizabeth (Fred) Turner, Derek (Deanna) Torpey, Chelsey (James) Vacanti and Cody (Michayla) Torpey; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Johncox and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Bowen and Stella Peck; brother, Kenneth Goodman; sister-in-law, Nancy Horton and her daughter-in-law, MariJane Post.  

Calling hours are Tuesday, December 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Louise's funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m.  She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058, Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058 or Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020, www.homecare-hospice.org/donate/

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

burr_james_-_photo1.jpgJames A. Burr “Burr Dog”, 65 of LeRoy, passed away suddenly on Saturday (December 10, 2022) at his residence.

He was born January 18, 1957 in Batavia, a son of the late Albert and Phoebe Babbage Burr.

James was an avid Grateful Dead-Head and loved the outdoors. He was thought of as a great man and was known as a giver and not a taker.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Clark Burr, step-children, many friends and his beloved canine companion, Cody.

Family and friends may call on Friday (December 16th) from 4-6 pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


hughes_judith_-_photo1.jpgJudith A. Hughes, 67 of Akron, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (December 13, 2022) at her residence.

She was born September 10, 1955 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Leonard and Myra (Nichols) Blair.

Judy was born into her family as the fourth child and first daughter to her parents.  She was a warm and loving person. She loved her son, Tommy and grandson, Derek with her whole heart. She loved all her nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She always wanted to hear what was going on in their lives. Family was always very important to her. 

Judy loved having people around her and she would give you the shirt off her back, if you needed it, even if it was detrimental to herself. Judy would take anyone in if they needed a warm place to stay.

Judy’s professional career was spent caregiving to others. People were drawn to her because of her opened heart. She trusted people to a fault.  She was far from perfect.  It was hard not to love her if you knew her. Judy will be so very much missed by all who loved her.

She is survivd by a son, Thomas Scott Hughes (Michelle) of Akron. Grandson, Derek Raymond of Alden. Sisters, Sandra (Joseph) Lina of Florida and Brenda Blair (Timothy) of Akron. Sisters in-law, Trudy Blair of Clarence and Terry Blair of Corfu. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Thomas, James and Gary Blair.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share Thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (December 19th) from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00am. She will be laid to rest in St. Johns Cemetery in Alden, NY.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, 6400 Sheridan Dr Suite 320, Buffalo, NY 14221. Espressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Batavia - Kimball E. Strong, 65 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, (December 1, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Strong was born June 11, 1957 in Alaska a son of the late Donald Strong and June Strong of Batavia.

There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy- Jessie Ann Loomis Clark, 82, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 14th, surrounded by the love of her family.

The times spent with family were the most important times to her. She will be missed by family and friends and remembered for her quick wit, many talents, beautiful smile, and for remembering every occasion with a greeting card or note.

She was a talented gardener and created beautiful, themed gardens all around her home.  She demonstrated her creativity in cooking (bread/roll maker supreme), sewing, crafting, and quilting and giving those items as gifts to family and friends. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle expert, and a formidable Scrabble player. She loved traveling and was always up for an adventure - near or far. 

Survived by her companion of more than 40 years, Steven H. Spencer; her children, Lorrie (Robert) Clark-Hannan of Falls Church, Virginia, Guy (Patricia) Clark of Pavilion and, Rhett (Lisa) Clark Caledonia. 

Grandchildren Calder Hannan, Emma Hannan (Aditya Rajput), Caylin (Steve) Depuy, Adam Clark, Connor (fiancée Becca Sarge) Clark, Danielle (John) Whiting, Quentin (Colleen) Clark, and Olivia (Dan) Otto and 6 great grandchildren.

Also surviving her: sister Alice Stefani, brother Larry (Donna) Loomis, sister-in-laws Martha Loomis, VIrginia Smith, Joan Clark, brothers-in-law, Bill (Peggy) Clark, Scott (Madeline) Clark, and Steve’s children, Steve D.(Sue) Spencer, Sue (Roger) Gray, and Robin Spencer, many nieces, nephews and dear friends. 
Predeceased by her parents, Gaspard and Celia Loomis, brothers, Harry and Allen Loomis. 

Donations may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance (www.geneseecancerassistance.org) 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020 or charity of your choice. 
Friends may call  from 3:00-5:00 PM on Monday, December 19th, at Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 Main Street, Caledonia.   Immediately following, friends and family are invited to a celebration of Jessie’s life from 5:00-7:00 at Caledonia Country Club, 303 Park Place, Caledonia.

Per Jessie’s wishes, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit Alhartfuneralhome.com


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