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Nina Rhoades, 82 of Darien, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born December 22, 1938 in Lackawanna NY, to the late David (Isabelle Major) Kirkby.

Nina was a strong woman with many interests. She loved church, gardening, cooking, canning, practical jokes, nursing and helping others. She belonged to Eastern Star in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She served many positions but she was very proud of being Worthy Matron in 1999 and 2005. When Nina moved to Attica, she immediately joined the First Presbyterian Church and was passionate about everything that she did. She always had kind words, a shoulder to cry on and was the best person to go to for advice. Nina was always up for a joke and had a laugh and smile that lit up. Nina was married to John Wendell Rhoades in 1961, he later passed in 2005.

Nina is survived by her children; John Wendell (Karen) Rhoades II, Christopher Lee (Sharon) Rhoades, Karen (Gabor) Bertalan. She is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, seven great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 17, 2021 The First Presbyterian Church of Attica, 115 Main St. Attica, New York 14011. She will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to The First Presbyterian Church of Attica 115 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. Please adhere to the current Covid 19 regulations. 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.

Batavia - Emerson Wheeler Campbell, 86 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, (September 10, 2019) at LeRoy Village Residential Health Care Facility in LeRoy.

Mr. Campbell was born December 15, 1932 in Madison, Wisconsin a son of the late Dr. Ralph Emerson Campbell and Helen Wheeler Campbell.

Emerson was a member of the Batavia First Presbyterian Church since 1964 and served as an elder, a deacon, and a trustee. He sang in the choir and helped with all kinds of mission projects. He loved Bible Study and was always reading books about faith. He put his faith into action through service and kindness. He was always there to help and to serve. The church was his family.

Emerson was a pharmacist at the Batavia VA Medical Center and kept up his certification, even after retirement. Mr. Campbell volunteered for over 20 years at the VA and was honored with an award in 2016 denoting 18,325 hours of volunteer service. He loved his country and felt that his service at the VA was a part of that.

He traveled the world, literally. He was very proud of the fact that he had been to every continent. He went on bicycling tours all over the world. Mr. Campbell lived each summer at Godfreys Pond and loved swimming, hiking, and playing basketball. He lived a very simple lifestyle and focused on enjoying nature, God’s creation, and serving others. He loved good food and always appreciated the variety of restaurants in our area.

Emerson was a prime example of how the Lord can work through an ordinary person, and in so doing, make that person extraordinary.

There will be no visitation. Emerson 's Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, (April 6th, 2021) from Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street in Batavia. The community is invited and encouraged to attend if able, however COVID-19 restrictions will be in place. The service will also be live-streamed via the funeral home's website.  Burial will be in the Campbell Family Plot in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, April 9, 2021.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia First Presbyterian Church.

H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia was honored to care for Emerson. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

gwendolynmwilliams.jpgGwendolyn Marie Williams (ne: Kabel), 86, of Batavia went home to be with the Lord on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021. She was born on November 12, 1934 in Batavia, NY. Daughter of Fredrick and Marie Marks-Kabel. She had been retired from P.W. Minors after 35 years and also The Willow Bend Inn.

Gwen, better known to everyone as Mema, was a very caring, loving, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and most of all, a friend. She was a busy body, spending the majority of her time looking out and providing for those she cared about. She enjoyed being surrounded by family the best. A shining light to anyone who met her.

She is survived by children James (Cindy) Williams of GA, Don Williams of Batavia, Bob Williams of Batavia, Kim Williams (Howard) of Batavia, Karen Williams (Timmy) of NC, Scott Williams (Stephanie) of Batavia. Two brothers John (Carol) Kabel, and Tim (Becky) Kabel. Three sisters, Sharon Kilby, Sandy (Ray) Mickey, and Judy Clark. 15 Grandchildren, 27 Great-Grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews whom she adored greatly.

Along with her parents, father Fredrick Kabel, and mother Marie Marks-Kabel, Gwen is predeceased by her siblings Robert Kabel, Mary Jane Metcalf, Shirley Dunlap, Richard Kabel, James Kabel, Nancy Kabel, Elaine Hoffman and Thomas Kabel.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  

The Funeral Home and 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 church. 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.

lavrnicik_jacob_-_photo1.jpgJacob Ryan Lavrincik, 32 of Warsaw, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021.

He was born July 13, 1988 in Rochester, NY, a son of Richard and Brenda Lang Lavrincik of Attica.

Jake was a graduate of Attica High School where he played basketball. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jake was a funny, goofy guy with an awesome sense of humor, and enjoyed making people laugh. He also loved trying to help anyone when they needed it. Most of all he adored his children with all his heart and will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Brenda Lang Lavrincik of Attica. Children, Caleb and Peyton Lavrincik. Brother, Josh (Sarah) Lavrincik. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Jerome Lang Sr., William and Nancy Sage and Karol and Dorothy Lavrincik. Uncle, Howard Lang and Aunt, Daryl Ann Cofran

Family and friends may gather to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (April 1st) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family.

The funeral home will be limited to 50% capacity and all visitors will be required to wear a face covering and follow Covid-19 protocol.

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




Elba – Louis Schrauger, Jr., age 75, went home to be with the Lord on March 27, 2021.

He was born on March 17, 1946, in Binghamton, a son of the late Louis Schrauger, Sr. and Betty Clymer Schrauger.

An active and faithful member of the Genesee Country Church, he enjoyed his daily visits to Tim Horton’s in Batavia for a doughnut and cup of coffee. A United States Army veteran, he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He retired from United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia where he worked for over 25 years.

He is survived by his siblings; Gary Schrauger of New Jersey, Todd (Sandy) Schrauger of Jacksonville, Florida and Marilyn (Owen) Smith of Elba along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, James Schrauger and his sister, Sharon Davis.

There are no prior visiting hours. Friends and family are invited to attend his memorial service on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. at the Genesee Country Church, 3628 Drake Street Road, Oakfield. Memorials in his name may be made to the family.

Please note church capacity will be limited to 50% capacity. Social distancing and facial coverings are required. We thank you for your consideration in advance.

Batavia - Gerald  E. Good, 79  of Batavia,  passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at his home under the care of HomeCare & Hospice surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born September 27, 1941 in Batavia, a son of the late Raymond Good and Beatrice Sprague Good.

Jerry worked for many years in the local farming community. He began at MY-T Acres in Oakfield where he worked for seven years. Following his time there he owned and operated a dairy farm in Alexander while working for the New York State Department of Corrections in Attica for 14 years. Following his retirement from Attica Prison he drove tractor trailer for Path Truck Lines in Oakfield where received numerous awards for being a safe driver. He also drove tractor trailer for Del Mar Farms, Inc. in Pembroke and milked cows part time for Baker Brook Dairy in Attica.  A 1959 graduate of Alexander Central School, Jerry was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church and was a lifetime social member of the Alexander Fire Department. Jerry was very mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on cars. He loved to farm and had a great adoration of animals. His greatest love was his family especially being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jerry is the husband of Charlene M. Fohl Good. They were married on April 1, 1967. He is also survived by his children; Darlene (Kevin) Raines of Alexander, Gerald (Diane) Good, Jr. of Batavia, Gary (Donna Geitner) Good of Batavia, Jason (Brenda Zeches) Good of Wyoming, Jeffrey (Deana Hollman) Good of Dunkirk, Sandra Good of Gates, Heather (Michael) Klein of Pavilion and Brenda (Sue Hurlbut) Good of Batavia; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; his brothers; Richard (Alice) Good of Hurst, Texas and Larry (Susan) Good of Alexander along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Marie Marconi Good who passed away on November 9, 1966; his son, John B. Good; grandsons, Jacob, Dustin and Matthew Good and his sisters; Judy Good, Janet Radley and Anita Wight.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 from 5:00 pm  to 8:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Jerry's funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander followed by burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, New York 14020, Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, New York 14005 or Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Please note funeral home and church occupancy are limited to 50%. Facial coverings and social distancing are expected. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

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.




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