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dminuto.jpg  David F. Minuto, 80, of Holley passed away peacefully on July 8, 2022 at Hospice of Orleans County in Albion. He was born on July 21, 1941 in Batavia to the late Frank and Josephine (Palladino) Minuto. In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by a grandson; Joey Penna.

He is survived by his wife; Elaine (Newman) Minuto; daughters Lisa (Joe) Penna of Holley, Tricia (Ronald) Hering of Albion; step children Ricky Newman and Cindy (Brian) Newman-Degaugh; brothers Frank (Roselle) Minuto of Batavia, Richard (Kim) Minuto of Batavia and Lanny (Sheila) Minuto of Spokane, WA.; 4 grandchildren Devin Hering, Nicholas Minuto, Kristy (John) Anderson and Anthony (Sarah) Penna, along with many nieces and nephews.

David was a United States Navy Veteran. He owned and operated Brockport Glass for many years. David loved to go sailing with his cousin Danny. He was an avid golfer, loved good food, listening to his brother Frank’s band, enjoyed Jazz and above all else he was an amazing father and grandfather.

Friends are invted to call on Thursday July 21, 2022 from 9:30-11:30AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home immediately following visitation. David will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Martin Linsin Residence (Hospice of Orleans County) 14080 NY-31 Albion, NY 14411.  For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

lillianrbowen.jpgLillian R. Bowen, 98 of Alden, passed away peacefully at Gateway Home in Attica on July 5, 2022. She was born May 17, 1924 in Alexander to the late Harold and Joy (Wight) Goodman. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gerald G. Bowen Sr. and brother Kenneth Goodman.  

Mrs. Bowen was a longtime member of Town Line Lutheran Church and took part in the church quilting group. She taught herself how to knit and was very good at it. Mrs. Bowen was an avid baker, reader that enjoyed crossword puzzles and Scrabble. 

She is survived by her loving children; Sharon (Ronald) Peebles of Alden, Harold Bowen of Lancaster, Gerald G. Bowen Jr. of Omaha, NE; sisters, Irene Johncox of Clarence Center, Stella Peck of West Seneca, Louise Post of Elba, 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 6 to 9pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in Town Line Lutheran Cemetery, Alden.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011 or to Town Line Lutheran Church, 1159 Town Line Road, Alden, NY 14004. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Louis Hamilton Crocker, of LeRoy, NY, passed away on July 5th, 2022.

     He was born in LeRoy, NY to the late Clarence and Harriet (Hamilton) Crocker on October 27, 1934.  

   louis_h._crocker_0.jpg  Louie graduated from LeRoy Central School in 1952.  He went on to earn a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education from Cornell University in 1956. 

     Louie taught one year of Vocational Agriculture in Avoca before he served six months of active duty (1957) in the NG and Army Reserve followed by 5 years of active reserve.  Upon

his return from active duty, he joined his father and his two brothers, James and Judd in the family businesses. 

     In September of 1960, Louie married Ann Voss from Short Tract, NY and they enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage before her passing in 2020.  Louie was part owner/operator of Crockers’ Farm Service and  Crockers’ Hardware Store up until his retirement in 1996. He also was elected and served 16 years as a LeRoy Town Councilman.

     He was a long-time member of Stone Church Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed his volunteer work for the church as well as playing golf with family or his Wednesday group. 

     Louie will be missed by his sons, Eric and Dean; daughter- in- laws, Laura and Jill; granddaughters, Lauren Ashley, Emily and Amanda; great grandsons, Hudson and Camden.  He was a brother to the late James Crocker, Judd Crocker, Suzanne Kolmetz and Zoe Thompson.   

     Following Louie’s request, there will be no calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service to be held on Friday, July 15th at 4 PM at Stone Church Presbyterian Church.  Private burial will take place at Machpelah Cemetary in LeRoy.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Friends of Machpelah, P.O. Box 33, LeRoy, NY 14482 or Stone Church Presbyterian Church, 7549 S. Lake Rd., Bergen, NY 14416.

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

     Mr. Crocker and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Ann McCulloch, 79, of Le Roy passed away on July 5, 2022 at the Le Roy Village Green. A full obituary will be published at a later date with Memorial Service information. Please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

lullo.jpg  Florence Peca Lullo passed away peacefully on July 3, 2022.  Florence was born January 9, 1925 in Batavia to Samuel and Maria (Michetti) Peca.  In addition to her parents Florence was predeceased by her husband Donald “Danny” Lullo, daughter Ruth Zsiga (Kenneth) Hill, sisters Rose (Paul) Monachino, Jennie (Dominic) Irrera, and brothers John and Anthony (Theresa) Peca.

Florence graduated from Batavia High School in 1942 and was proud of being the school’s tennis champion.  Florence would often reminisce about her summers working on the muck farms-a truck would pull up on the street and everyone would hop in the back and head off to the fields in the Elba area.  She married Danny in 1946 and soon after built their home and raised their family on Buxton Avenue.  Seven years after the birth of their daughter Cathy they made a bold move and adopted three siblings from foster care via Catholic Charites.  Florence and Danny provided a safe, warm and loving home for Ruth, Mike and Danny while doubling their family size overnight.  Florence got her real estate broker License (believed to be the first woman in Genesee County to do so) and later getting her insurance license as well.  During her working years she actively worked at her husband’s insurance and real estate agency, the Donald Lullo Agency which later became the Lullo & Lawley Agency

Florence hosted numerous Batavia Clipper and Muck Dog players in her home for many years.  During many of the home games, you could always find Florence sitting behind the third base line enjoying the game.  Florence also assisted with the ARC Danny Lullo Golf Tournament for numerous years.  She alsio loved reading, playing cards and playing the game of golf.

Florence is survived by her daughter Cathleen (Kevin) Earl, sons Michael (Cecelia) Lullo and Daniel (Janet) Lenox, grandchildren Rene Becker, PhD. (Tony), Amanda Earl, Michael (Julie) Zsiga, James, Joseph and Michal Kathryn Lullo, Susie Magoffin (Travis Heschke), and Jon (Stacy Lu) Lullo, and great grandchildren Gavin Becker, Gunar Zsiga, Samantha and Alex Magoffin.  Also survived by her sisters Julia Scalia and Margaret “Maggie” Worth, sister-in-law Mary Lullo as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their children.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish at the convenience of the family with burial following at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. After 36 years she and Danny will finally be reunited.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Catholic Charities or the Richmond Memorial Library. 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.


Gloria (Greiner) Charles, 87, of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Brompton Heights Assisted Living Facility in Williamsville.
Gloria was born on July 3, 1934 in Darien, the daughter of the late Arthur and Eleanor Greiner.  She is also predeceased by her brother, Robert;  Granddaughter, Amy Ramadan, and her life long friend, June Wolcott.

Gloria was a longtime School Bus Driver for Alexander Central School, were she happily retired in June 1997.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, bingo, going to the theater to watch an entertaining musical, and passing time at the casino. 

She is survived by her children, Pam (Robert) Houseknecht of Batavia, Kristen Lee of Florida, Fred (Laurie) Charles of Rochester, and Steven (Patty) Charles of Attica;  grandchildren, Katie Ferguson of Henrietta, Jenna (Ben) Cossitt of Batavia, Sam Ramadan of North Carolina, Tiffany Taylor and Jamie Taylor, both of Rochester, and Nick Busch (Maria Greco) of West Seneca;  great-grandchildren, Adam and Zacheria Ramadan, both of North Carolina, and Eliana Cossitt of Batavia; sister, Bernie (Loren) White; brothers, Norm (Alma), and Donald; sister-in-law, Mary Nelson; niece, Diana Caldwell; and nephew, Joe Greiner. 

A memorial service will be held July 30, 2022 at Akron First United Methodist Church, 7 Church St, Akron, NY 14001 at 11 am followed by a coffee social in the fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

LeRoy ~ William H. Arena, age 82, of West Bergen Road, passed away Sunday morning (July 3, 2022) at home in the loving presence of his family.

   william_h._arena.jpg  He was born April 25, 1940 in New York City, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth King Arena.

     For many years, Bill was a sheet metal worker in New York City for Local #28.  He had a love for horses and horse racing.  He enjoyed watching his horses run at Batavia Downs.  For his love of horses, he started a non-for-profit 501c3 called MaryLand...A Haven For Horses in LeRoy.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Maryanne Arena; daughter, Jaime (Kim Hutto) Arena and son, Lee Albert.

     Services will be private for the family.  A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to: MaryLand...A Haven For Horses, 8132 W. Bergen Road, LeRoy, NY 14482

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

Batavia - Jazmine N. Bruce, 32 of Batavia,  passed away suddenly on Tuesday, (June 28, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Ms. Bruce was born November 16, 1989 in Rochester, a daughter of Prince James (Carla Sampson) Bruce of Guyana and Diane (fiance Kelvin Shannon) Bruce of Stafford.

She attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Batavia and enjoyed life, having fun, and fishing. Jazmine graduated from Batavia High School Class of 2007, where she ran track. After high school she attended Genesee Community College. She liked going for rides and traveling, especially to Guyana, South America. Most of all, She loved spending time with her family.

Surviving along with her parents is her Fiancé, Dennis Lloyd, of Batavia; her children, Kallie Bruce-McMurray and Rodney James Lloyd both at home; brothers, Desmond (fiance Holley Carney) Blackshear of Batavia, James Hardaway of Rochester, and Oraid Edwards of Batavia; sisters, Dionne Blackshear of Batavia, Lydia Bruce of Batavia, and Damainique (fiance Akram Beggar) Bruce of Boston, Mass.; her maternal grandmother, Marie Blackshear of Batavia; nieces and nephews, Quentin, Rihanna, Reagan, Rian, Kemaj, James, Prince Charles, Gema, Aaliya, and Bridgette. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive.

Jazmine is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Prince Eustace Bruce and Waveney Kendall; and her maternal grandfather, Rev. Oraid Blackshear.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 7 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Jazmine 's Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, (July 9, 2022) from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 516 Ellicott Street in Batavia.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia.  Flowers may be sent to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

harmon.jpg  Ronald Clayton Harmon, 75 of South Byron/Silver Lake passed into the arms of Jesus peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by family on Friday July 1st at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born to parents Theodore E. Harmon and Eleanor Grace (Searls) Harmon in Batavia, NY on September 9th, 1946.

He was a 1964 graduate of Pembroke Central School and a 1966 graduate of Alfred Agriculture and Technical College.

He was employed for 50 years at Manning Squires Hennig General Contractors of Batavia, NY, retiring in 2014.   He was Vice President and Field Superintendent.  He was a highly respected mentor and teacher to all of the employees, whom he cared for very much.   His sense of recall to detail was mind blowing.  He could roll up on a job and remember details like no one else.

In 2014 he was the recipient of the Rochester Builders Exchange Lifetime Achievement Award.  He was also a trustee for both the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local 3 Health, Welfare and Pension Fund and Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC).

He was a former board member of The Byron-Bergen Central School District.  Ron was a member of the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he also served as a deacon and on various committees.

Ron enjoyed coin collecting, all things financial, yard work and gardening.   Most especially, he enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his grandchildren play sports, playing games with them and hosting his family at the cottage on Silver Lake.  There was never a fashion show, musical performance or spelling bee that he did not attend.

He is survived by his loving wife Kay Linda (Wiltse) Harmon of nearly 60 years and a proud father to his 3 children, Todd (Kathy) Harmon, Tracey (Stephen) Brewster and Robin (Brian) Donnelly.   In addition, Ron is survived by his 7 cherished grandchildren, Shelby Harmon, Kelsey Harmon, Lauren Simonelli, Anthony Simonelli, Nicole Donnelly, Hannah Donnelly, Jack Donnelly and 4 bonus grandchildren Adam (Nicole) Brewster, Noah Brewster, Hannah Brewster, Jared Brewster.   He is predeceased by his parents and brother; Bruce T. Harmon.

Calling hours will be held on Friday July 8, 2022 from 3pm to 7pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.  An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 9th at Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 South Lake Ave, Bergen, NY 14416.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, PO Box 206, Bergen, NY 14416. 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.

quaintance_sharon_-_photo1.jpgSharon L. Quaintance, 80 of Alexander, passed away peacefully on July 2nd at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born May 14, 1942 in Buffalo, NY to the late Louis and Jane (Austin) Semrau.

She retired from HSBC after working for 23 years. She enjoyed living in multiple states with her husband Stan who was in the Marine Corps. Sharon loved to play cards, travel, take cruises, bowling and most of all spending time with family. You could count on her wit and humor in almost every situation. She was always kind and welcoming and loved nothing more than to have a large group of friends and family enjoying the campfire.

She and Stan enjoyed the sunshine of their Florida home in the winter and this home in Alexander in the summer.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Stanley D. Quaintance. Children, Stanley (fiancé, Tracy Newcomer) and Elizabeth (Philip) Cardinal. Her beloved grandchildren, Joshua (Jessica Mitchell) and Justin Quaintance and Amanda Ludlam (boyfriend Sean Lunn). Great-grandchildren, Jaidyn, Jordyn, Jaxyn and Hunter Quaintance. Siblings, Louis (Barbara) Semrau, Janis (late Richard) Hayes, Allen (Jan) Semrau, Adrienne (late Gary) Reese, Lee (Kathy) Semrau and a large extended family.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a celebration of her life on Thursday (July 7th) from 4-7pm at the Glenn S. Loomis American Legion, 8960 Alexander Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

Sharon wishes are in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Legion. 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.

 

 

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