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gladyshilchey.jpgGladys L. Hilchey, 97 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born May 24, 1923 in Pavilion to the late Howard (Minnie Sanders) Youngs. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Weldon N. Hilchey, sisters Beatrice Chapel and Doris Niebch.

Mrs. Hilchey worked for many years as a beautician. She was a long-time and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Batavia. Mrs. Hilchey enjoyed traveling, fishing trips every summer to Canada, trips to the Casino, doing yardwork and tending to her garden.

Mrs. Hilchey is survived by her children, Michael (Peggy) Hilchey of Batavia, Bonnie (Carl) Hilchey of Franklinville, 5 grandchildren, Geoff (Tara), Eric, Trace, Brett, Kristine (Richard); 10 great-grandchildren, Liah, Ethan, Ella, Tennessee, Hazel, Charlie, Taylor, Kennedie, Veronika and Isabel, along with many nieces and nephews.  

There will be no prior calling hours, services will be held privately for the family. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Maureen Kensinger Hilbert, 83, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Darien Center, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Maureen was born November 25, 1937, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Melvin and Augusta Wild Kensinger.  She held various jobs over the years and retired as a medical secretary.  Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother.

Maureen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John H. Hilbert; and her brothers, Melvin Kensinger Jr and Kenneth Kensinger.

She is survived by her daughter, Darlene and son-in-law Dan Paterson of Colorado Springs, CO.; two beloved grandsons, Danny and Luke; her sisters-in-law, Kathi Hilbert, Ruth Kensinger, Mary Klino, and Barbara (Donald) Ehrenreich; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass and celebration of life will be held at a future date. Local arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

Bonnie Dvoroznak, 76 of West Main Rd., Batavia, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Rochester General Hospital.

     Bonnie was born June 5, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Evelyn (Frantz) Taggert and the late Lloyd Davis.

     Bonnie was a lifelong resident of Genesee County and a graduate of Pembroke High School. She also earned an Associate’s degree from GCC.

     She worked for many years for the NYS Thruway and many years as a Developmental Aide for the DDSO.

     Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family, going fishing and out to dinner with her husband, Russ. She also enjoyed reading, cooking and gardening. She was a Master Gardener at the Cooperative Extension.

     Bonnie was a very active member of St. James Episcopal Church, where she was a Eucharist Minister. She worked on the ECW board as a member and president, the Vestry and several other committees.

     Bonnie is survived by her loving husband, Russell Dvoroznak; her 3 daughters; Christine (Brian) Sage of Oakfield, Terri (Jim) Lawson of Batavia and Traci (Pat) Wester of Batavia; her grandchildren, Brian (Karla) Sage Jr., Danielle (Jason) Kirkum, Nickolas Wood, Austin Wester, Zachery Wester and Hailee Wester; her great-grandchildren, Landon, Harper and Emmett Kirkum and Warren Sage, along with several nieces and nephews.

     A Memorial Service will be held April 17 at 10:00 AM at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, where there will be a Eucharist Service. She will be laid to rest in the columbarium at St. James Church. Following the service, there will be at luncheon held at the SCHA, located at 8770 Hopkins Road, Batavia.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. James Episcopal Church.

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

     Mrs. Dvoroznak and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Carol Ann Acquard, 87, of Corfu, passed away peacefully at her home, Monday, March 22, 2021.

Carol was born on July 23, 1933, a daughter of the late Oscar and Wanda Roll. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerome Acquard, her son Thomas Acquard, her grandsons Christopher Acquard and Anthony Moore and her sister Audrey Reiner.

Carol loved The Lord and had many different collections, that when people gave her something, she was so happy to be thought of and remembered. She delighted in being a housewife and mother.

Carol is survived by her daughters, Bonnalee Acquard, Lucinda Acquard, Kathleen Zaccaria and Shelley Acquard Moore; her son John Acquard; her sisters Betty Frey and Elaine Grant; her brother Dan Roll; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

There will be a double celebration of Carol and Jerome’s life on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. outside at the family homestead. All family and friends are welcome to come and help celebrate. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

bohn_james_-_photo2.jpgJames E. Bohn age 67 of Mooresville, NC, died Friday, March 19, 2021. He was a long-time Genesee County Resident and for several years managed ABC Glass in Batavia, before moving to Mooresville, NC, in 1999.

Mr. Bohn was born February 2, 1954, in Tonawanda, the son of the late Elmo and Mary (Cogswell) Bohn. An avid gardener, Jim enjoyed tending his extensive vegetable garden, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth (Hasler) Bohn; a son, Scott Henskee; a daughter, Shelby (Norman) Mattie; four brothers, Ronald Bohn, Kevin (Ann) Bohn, Roger (Sandra) Bohn, and John (Colleen) Bohn; two sisters, Barbara Rogers and Virginia Bohn; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Gallo. He is also survived by four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Bohn was predeceased by a sister Kathleen Gallo, a brother Michael Bohn, a brother-in-law Richard Rogers, a sister-in-law Shirley Bohn and his mother-in-law Rose Hasler.

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

Memorials can be made to Genesee County Ducks Unlimited, P.O. Box 574, Batavia, New York 14021 or All Babies Cherished, 445 Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020.




Deborah S. Eastridge
, age 66, of Albion, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Born on March 13, 1955 in Jackson, MI, she was the daughter of the late Donald G. and Nancy J. (Morris) Stiles. She graduated from Gwinn High School and met the love of her life, Ralph F. Eastridge, Jr., who she married on December 14, 1973. Ralph was a career veteran of the U.S. Air Force, which took them to various stations throughout the country and world. While stationed in Ramstein, Germany, Deborah served as the president of the German American Club. A strong supportive wife and mother, Deborah worked various jobs including retail management. She was an avid and talented crocheter, having made many beautiful pieces for family and friends. Deborah’s most cherished position in life was of mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Eastridge, Jr.; her children, Dawn (Tony) Sorenson of Oregon, Jennifer (Adam) Doran of Lyndonville, Jessica Connolly of Batavia, Nancy (Chad) Wescott of Gates, and William (Sue) Eastridge of Leroy; the light of her life: her grandchildren, Jenna and Alex-John Doran, Emma Eastridge, Orin and Logan McClain, Molly, Elizabeth, Annabelle, Catherine and Charlotte Wescott, William, Celina, JJ, Maybel and Alexis Eastridge; brothers, Don (Mary) Stiles and Clifford Stiles; also many brothers and sisters in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son in-law, Jon Connolly.

A private Celebration of Life service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Eleanor  L. Cortright, "Nellie", of Basom, passed away on her 91st birthday, Monday, March 22, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Eleanor was born March 22, 1930 in Williamsville, a daughter of the late Michael and Charlotte (Werner) Sullivan.

Nellie loved spending time with her family and also camping at Bennington Camp Grounds.  She enjoyed going to the casino and garage sales, playing bingo, reading and watching TV, especially her favorite game shows.

Surviving are her children, Anna (David) Weatherbee of Alabama, John (Kim) Cortright of Batavia, Frank Cortright of Basom and Donna (Duane) Riexinger of Darien Center; brother, John Cortright, Jr. of Batavia; a sister, Bonnie Cortright of Batavia; grandchildren, Sarah and Chuck, Ginger Weatherbee, Derek (Brandy Quillen) Weatherbee, Jesse Cortright, Luke Cortright, Tara (Sam) Reynolds, Michael Walsh, Brianna ("Ox") Oxencis and Matthew (Tess) Walsh, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, William W. Cortright, "Bill"; sons, Bill Cortright, Jr., Tom Cortright and Bob Cortright and her brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the later spring time and she will be laid to rest with her late husband in Alabama Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 798, Basom, NY 14013 or Indian Falls Fire Department, 8030 Alleghany Road, Corfu, NY 14036. 

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

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

plath.jpg  Christopher D. Plath, 58 of Batavia, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born on May 22, 1962 in Batavia to the late David (Nancy Decker) Plath.

Chris was a proud United States Air Force Veteran. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family.

Chris is survived by his beloved wife Joann (Wojnowski) Plath, sons Christopher (Melissa), David (Shannon) and Daniel Plath all of Batavia, brother Jeff Plath of NC, sister Stacy (Chris) Mullen of Batavia, grandchildren Ryan, Julia, Isaiah, Aubree, Sophia Plath along with several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 5 to 8 PM at Cornerstone Church, 8020 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

The church will be restricted to 50% of its normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Mrs. Ellen Jakobine Brown Hall, age 75, of Douglasville, Ga., passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021.

She was born January 18, 1946 in Batavia, NY, the daughter of the late Mr. Christian Jensen Brown and the late Mrs. Albertine Elizabeth Worden Brown. 

Mrs. Hall worked as a Registered Nurse at The VA Hospital for many years.

She loved to travel, gardening, boating, reading and all kinds of birds. She loved being outdoors!

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Eric Brown.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mr. Tommy Lee Hall of Douglasville, Ga.; sister, Catharine Graybeal, of Douglasville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews also survive.

According to Mrs. Hall’s wishes, she will be cremated. No services are scheduled at this time.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com.

Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements, (770) 942-2311.

Jeffrey was born March 16, 1958 in Warsaw, New York to the late Harold Bruce and Vivian McCracken. He leaves behind two children; daughter, Michelle (Chad) Oberther and a son, Joshua Bruce; their mother Mary (David Lane) Resch Bruce; a significant other, Maureen Corey; brothers, Harold Russell (Josie) Bruce, the late Richard Bruce, Terrence Bruce and Andrew (Rhonda) Bruce; sisters, Linda (Bill) Leathersich, Helen Gibson, Suzanne (James) McCullough and Robin (William Stollhans) Good; grandchildren, Alexander (LJ) Rotoli, Skye (Dylan) Rotoli, Jenna Rotoli, Levi Oberther, Brayden Turturro and Earl Oberther along with cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Jeff left an indelible mark on all who knew him including the many he worked with at Chili Plastics, Norden Inc. and Ontario Plastics. He enjoyed long rides on his motorcycle (especially if it was to go see a good rock concert), vacations to Virginia Beach, spending time with his family and friends and showing love to his furry friend Rosie.

Family and friends would describe him as a hardworking, caring, generous and loving man who had an infectious laugh and knew how to have a good time. He also enjoyed jam bands like Government Mule and The Grateful Dead, collecting eagle figurines and lots of classic rock concert recordings.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Friends and family can pay their respects on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10 am at the funeral home followed by internment at Batavia Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, indoor funeral services will be limited in capacity to immediate family and close friends (approximately 60 people). His family is encouraging all who wish to attend and are unable to be indoors to view his funeral through the live stream by visiting Jeff's obituary at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com and then travel onto the cemetery for graveside services. A reception will follow at the Shelby Fire Department, 4695 South Gravel Road, Medina, New York 14103 at 1 pm.

Flowers are gratefully declined. The family prefers donations in Jeff's memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or online at www.autismspeaks.org.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Jeff's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Please note - the funeral home will be operating at 50% capacity due to the ongoing pandemic. Please be prepared to wait outside. Social distancing and facial coverings are required. Thank you for your cooperation.




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