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Dr. Paul C. LaValley, 70, passed away on September 21, 2014.  
 
He was born July 13, 1944 in Ithaca, NY to the late Edward C. LaValley and Mildred ("Midge") Fagan
 
Dr. LaValley was a United States Navy veteran and former Commander of the American Legion, Post 332. He volunteered extensively with the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Batavia.  He received a Presidential Service Award in 2009 for his volunteer service.
 
He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Michael's College (VT), a Master of Arts from the University of Vermont, and a Doctorate in English Literature from the University of Toronto.  He served as Assistant to the City Manager (Batavia) and worked at the Dolomite Company in Leroy.  A passionate teacher, Paul taught English at The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT), Genesee Community College, Notre Dame High School (Batavia, NY), and at the Attica Correctional Facility.   
 
He is survived by wife, Pamela Wyeth of Connecticut.  Siblings, Edward (late Beatrice) LaValley of Batavia and Louise (John) Henderson of Holley, NY.  Daughters, Claire (Dean) Angle of Buffalo, NY and Susan LaValley of Batavia, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 
There will be no prior visitation.  A memorial service with military honors will be held on Friday (October 3rd), 11am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC,  2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia, NY.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Susan LaValley in care of J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC. 
 
To leave a message of condolence visit www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.
 
 
 

LeRoy ~ Palmina "Pam" M. O'Geen, age 82, of Gilbert Street, passed away early Saturday morning (Sept. 27, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Miss O'Geen was born July 6, 1932 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Joseph G. and Pauline Maloni O'Geen.

     She will be remembered as a loving and compassionate sister and aunt, who was devoted to her family.  She enjoyed baking and spending time with her nieces and nephews.  She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Church and was a retired telephone operator, having worked at Lapp Insulator Company and Eastman Kodak.

     She is survived by her siblings, Sarah Zinni of Batavia, Frank (Rose) O'Geen of Batavia, Salvatore (Joan) O'Geen of LeRoy, Philip (JoAnn) O'Geen of LeRoy, Joseph A. (Donna) O'Geen of LeRoy and Connie Cecere of LeRoy, along with many loving nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, James M. O'Geen.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Rite of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Joseph's Oratory, 27 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Private interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Crossroads House or American Heart Association.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Miss O'Geen's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Miss O'Geen and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Marianne “Annie” D. Divers, 91 of Rochester passed away on Thursday Sept. 25, 2014 at Cottage Grove.  Annie is predeceased by her husband of 59 years Raymond T. Divers and her beloved sister Margot D. McVoy.

She was a proud WWII veteran having served in the Women’s Army Air Corps at the Rome NY air base during the War and in the Reserves for a number of years afterward. She worked as a research chemist for Alllied Chemical in Solvay NY for nearly 40 years and competed in many bridge leagues in Syracuse until moving to Rochester in 2009. Annie was a Bronze Life Master in the American Bridge League. She was an accomplished chef, seamstress, and artist as well. The Family wishes to thank all of her caregivers at Cottage Grove, especially Cathy Casey and Marva Williams.

She is survived by her daughters Pamela D. Korte and Lorrie D. Divers of both of Rochester, former son in law John M. Korte, Luis Arzu (AFS son), brother and sister in law Kenneth (Dorothy) Divers, several nieces, nephews and grand-dogs Gina and Blush

Friends are invited to call on Monday Sept. 29th from 4- 6 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 6PM at the Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Rochester Presbyterian Home, 256 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY 14624 or to www.pawsandstripes.org. 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.

                                                                                       

Linda Kay (Strong) Clark, 65, originally of Alexander, NY and most recently from Virginia Beach, VA passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Earl Strong and sons Martin Clark II and Daniel Clark. 

She was survived by daughter, Kelly Nordby, son-in-law JR Nordby, grandchildren Cole and Finley Nordby and Mackenzi and Hagen Clark, daughter-in-law Danielle “Katie” Clark, sister Sharon Meisner, brother Ralph Marvin, nieces Lorie Wawrzyniak, Patty Charles, Kristy Bowen, and nephews Jimmy Barrett and Bradley Meisner. 

She was an active community member throughout her life.  Her involvement included a Sunday School teacher at Alexander Methodist Church and color guard captain in the Alexander Fire Department Band.  She graduated from Alexander Central School in 1967 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from The College at Brockport: State University of New York in 1971 and her Master’s Degree in Education at Old Dominion University in 1983.  She was a Reading Specialist and Assistant Principal in Chesapeake, VA for 25 years.   Linda will be remembered for her fun-loving spirit and her passions for singing, cooking, her golden retrievers and especially her grandchildren. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday September 26, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday September 27, 2014 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linda Clark’s name to American Kidney Fund at http://www.kidneyfund.org/. 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. 

Oakfield - Mr. Marcus F. Crandall, age 55, of Oakfield, passed away on September 23, 2014 at his home under the care of HomeCare & Hospice with his loving wife by his side.

Mr. Crandall was born January 12, 1959 in Batavia, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William and Joyce Cortright Crandall.

Mr. Crandall retired in 2011 from Rochester Local 435 where he was a laborer/foreman for 22 years.

A dedicated and faithful member of the Genesee Country Church, Mr. and Mrs. Crandall enjoyed their horses and horseback riding together.  An avid carpenter and woodworker, Mr. Crandall, along with his wife built their home in Oakfield. He enjoyed tinkering around with old Ford cars and most of all cherished his time with his children and grandchildren. He served his country with the United States Marine Corps from 1977-1981.  Mr. Crandall was stationed in Okinawa, Mt. Fuji, and Korea. Stateside he was stationed in Yuma, Arizona and Sanmataio, California.  Mr. Crandall received ranking of Lance Corporal/ Corporal Meritoriously.   Mr. Crandall was unable to continue his career in the military due to an injury he received while on duty in Sanmataio, California.  

Mr. Crandall is survived by his wife, Barbara Falker-Crandall whom  he married August 23, 2003; his children,  Jacob (KatieLee) Crandall of Amherst,  James (Molly Smith) Crandall of Alexander, Joliene (Chris Pritchard) Crandall of Batavia,  Joshua  (Samantha Anastisia) Crandall of Amherst,  Despina (Mitch) Regan of Oakfield,  Maria (Andrew) Thompson of Oakfield and Lazaros (Brittany Kessler) Solomonidis of Oakfield;  nine grandchildren, Gabriel, Sunset and Aurora Crandall, Gavin and Preslee Crandall, Dakota Palmer, Paige Schultz, Amelya Regan and Emma Thompson;  four sisters, Kathleen (Leonard) Moultrip of Arizona, Darlene Weger of Georgia, Cheryleen (Paul) Morrow of Batavia, Tammileen (Clifford) Heap of Perry, and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late Michael and Russell Crandall.

Friends may call on Friday September 26, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of The Genesee Country Church, 3268 Drake Street, Oakfield. His funeral service, along with full military honors, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Church Sanctuary.  Please consider memorials to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #3, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Genesee Country Church, 3268 Drake Street Road, Oakfield, New York 14125.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu at the family’s convenience. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

Elizabeth A. Welker, 86, of Alexander passed away on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 29, 1928 in Rochester to the late Charles (Genevier Shull) Brennan. She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Welker.

She is survived by her extended family, the Basso’s of Alexander.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday September 27, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 2:00 PM Funeral Service will be held following calling hours at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd, Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

 

KAITLYN J. BISIG - 2 month old angel of Jeremy and Cynthia (Kowsky) Bisig of Corfu died unexpectedly Sunday morning September 21, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center.

   Kaitlyn was born July 25, 2014 and brought tremendous joy to her family, she is now in heaven forever in the arms of the angels.

   Surviving along with her parents is her big sister, Teagan at home; maternal grandparents, David (Patti) Coan of Byron; paternal grandparents, Bruce (Sandra) Hall of Batavia and great-grandmother, Ida Capamaggio of Byron along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

   Family and friends may visit from 5-8 p.m. on Friday September 26, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. In lieu of flowers a memorial site has been set up at http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/kaitlyn-bisig-memorial-fund/238250  

Please look for the brightest star in the sky and say a prayer for Kaitlyn and leave your words of comfort for her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF KAITLYN J. BISIG IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Clinton E. “Stoney” Stone, 66 of Attica, passed away on Sunday September 21, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born August 12, 1948 in Warsaw to the late Max (Ethel Rifenburg) Stone.

Mr. Stone was a United States Navy Veteran, he was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Club. He worked for many years at Attica Correctional Facility. Stoney enjoyed spending time at Rushford Lake, he was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish along with being an avid Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees Fan.

He is survived by his longtime companion Sandra Graff of Attica; sister Sharon (Eugene) Anderson of Attica; nephews Eric Anderson of Bronxville, NY; Aaron (Christine) Anderson of Attica; nieces Marianne (Mark) Linsey of Bennington; Dianne (Scott) Reiner of Bergen; along with several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 7:00 PM Funeral Service will be held following calling hours at the Funeral Home. An 11:00 AM Graveside Service will take place on Friday September 26, 2014 at White Cemetery in Rushford with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department & Rescue Squad 11 Water St. Attica, New York 14011 or to the Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

 

Scott R. “BJ” Booth Jr., 23 of Attica, passed away on Saturday September 20, 2014 In Alexander. He was born June 4, 1991 in Warsaw to Scott R. (Tess) Booth Sr. of McEwen, TN and Kathy L. (Murray) Booth of Attica. BJ is preceded in death by grandmother Emma Murray and grandfather Harry Booth Sr.

BJ was a past member of Faith Works Church in McEwen, TN. He was an avid hunter. He will be remembered for having a big heart, his infectious smile, bear hugs and his motto of “living life to the fullest”.

He is survived by brothers Shawn and Lucas Booth of Attica; sister Krystal Frye of Batavia; step-brothers Steven Ferguson, Michael, Corey and Tery Oskar all of Akron, OH; grandparents Darla “Sally” (Robert) Quider of SC; Robert Murray of Darien along with 3 nieces, 1 nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday September 24, 2014 from 4 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Graveside Service will take place on Thursday September 25, 2014 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

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

Batavia - Rodney A Smith, 55, of Batavia, a Machine Operator at Whiting Overhead Door, in Akron, passed away Sunday, (September 21, 2014) at Crossroads House, in Batavia.

Mr. Smith was born January 21, 1959 in Medina, a son of Laverne Smith of Basom and the late Marilou (Goetz) Smith.

He served his country honorably with the Marine Corps from 1978-1983 and received a Navy Unit Commendation while serving in Lebanon.  Rod was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia and for several years coached youth football. 

He will be remembered for his love for his children, his Miami Dolphins and the Marine Corps.

Surviving along with his father are his children, Adam Smith of Batavia and Heather (Tim) Pahuta of Henrietta; a brother, Randy Smith of Basom; sisters, Rebecca (Mike) Cherry of Oakfield and Rosalie (Richard) Robinson of Basom; nieces and nephews, Michael (Cara) Robinson  of North Port, FL, Benjamin and Jessica Cherry of Oakfield, and Lola Robinson of North Port, FL.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 East Main St., Batavia and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.  Rod’s Funeral Service will follow visitation at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, (September 25, 2014) also at church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  Please light a candle, share a story, or leave a condolence at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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