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Barbara A. Anderson - October 22, 1981 to March 3, 2022
Born in Oklahoma, her short life was filled with sickness and addiction. Despite that, she was able to develop a deep love and devotion to her family. In death, she became what she could not become in life: a silent teacher-choosing to give her body to science so others may learn from all she’d been through.

Barbie was predeceased by brother Scott (Bubba) and father Lewis Jr. Her loving and forgiving legacy will live on in her surviving family: sister Sharon (Scott) Chaplain, brother Shawn, nieces Samantha Chaplain and Ana Anderson, and nephew Kristopher Anderson.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, July 17th from 2-5pm at the Brockport Vet’s Club pavilion. There will be a co-celebration for her father at that time. Please bring your favorite memories to share, as the family will be compiling a memory book for the nieces and nephew.

Elba - Frederick C. Neindorf, 87 of Elba, passed away on Saturday, (July 2, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Neindorf was born April 19, 1935 in Batavia,  a son of the late Frank and Ada (Miller) Neindorf.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elba and a former member of Godrefy's Pond. He enjoyed fishing, reading, visiting the rifle range to target shoot, and gardening.

Frederick is the husband of the late Bonnie Neindorf.

Surviving is his son, Frederick (Joellen) Neindorf, Jr. of Arkansas; brother, Frank T. (late Monica) Neindorf of Florida; brother-in-law, Richard (Caroline) Allen of Elba; sister-in-law, Lori Gamin of Batavia. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his grandchildren, Jayden, Ethan, and Adam Neindorf; sisters, Erma (late Kenneth) Preston, and Irene (late Howard) Cummings.

Frederick 's Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, (July 16, 2022) in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Tumor Foundation, (formerly the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation), 95 Pine Street, 16th Floor, New York, New York 10005.

Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Bill was born in Stamford, CT on May 23, 1948 to William Francis Brown and Elizabeth Farrell and grew up in Batavia, NY. His New York roots instilled a lifelong fandom of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills, for better or worse. Eventually, family ties made him a fervent Georgia Bulldogs fan as well. Bill was a graduate of Canisus High School and went onto John Carroll University, where he made lifelong friends as part of the school’s U Club.

Bill’s passion for sports and music offered him a lifetime of bucket list experiences. As a college student he attended the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969 with close friend Tim Russert. And as an avid sports fan he was lucky enough to play some of America’s most famous golf courses, including Augusta National and Pebble Beach, and attend iconic sporting events like the World Series, the Masters, and the Rose Bowl.

Bill spent his professional life navigating a media and political career that included working at WBTA radio in Batavia, as a communications specialist in New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s administration, and finally for 26 years as a strategist and campaign manager for AARP in Atlanta.

Bill is survived by his wife Deborah; sons Christopher (Kim) Brown, William (Kaeley) Brown, and Ben (Claire) Brown; daughters Courtney (Steve) Wentzel and Catherine Brown; granddaughters Caroline and Natalie; brother Bob (Katie) Brown; and sisters Betsy (John) McGee and Bonny (Bob) Peacock. They are all comforted knowing he is surely enjoying a Manhattan and tonight’s episode of Jeopardy in heaven.

A memorial service will be held August 14 at 2pm in Village Hall, The Georgia Club, Statham, GA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Habitat for Humanity, or Northeast Georgia Food Bank.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald A. Martin, 68 of West Batavia, NY, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 4, 2022.

He was born on June 2, 1954, in Batavia, NY, the son of the late Clayton J. and Dorothy Riter Martin.

Surviving is his brother Richard C. Martin of West Batavia and many cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Kathleen (Kate) Martin.

Don worked as a farmer all of his life, first on the family farm until it was sold in 1997 and then Del Mar Farms until they shut down in December 2020. He then was enjoying retirement, fixing up old tractors and mowing his huge lawn. Going to the Gas & Steam Show in Alexander every September was a favorite activity, where he would find tractor parts and see old friends.

Friends may call Monday, July 11, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Burial will follow immediately in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke, NY.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Gregory William Krause passed away on July 6, 2022 at the age of 59. He is predeceased by his father, William R. Krause and his mother Shirley F. Krause. He was the beloved brother of Darlene (Thomas) Krause Lang and Jacquelyne (Gary) Arcadi and Eric Krause. He was the uncle of Thomas Ognibene and Alyssa Ognibene. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gregory was a profoundly positive and happy person. His trademark sense of humor followed him wherever he traveled. He loved meeting and talking to people and brought laughter to all who knew him.

Gregory had a twenty-year career at the Sears store in Greece. He enjoyed working with the public and established many wonderful friendships. He was a great fan of television, movies, music and always impressed his family with his extensive knowledge of trivia and various events.

In spite of health struggles throughout his lifetime, Gregory always embraced a thankfulness for his new lease on life following his life-changing double organ transplant. He leaves his treasured friends and family with thousands of beautiful memories always defined by humor and happiness. Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the Byron Rescue Squad or to the Katie’s Star Memorial Fund & Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of H.E. Turner & Co., Inc., Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

Batavia - Ronald William Bolton, Sr., 58  of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (July 4, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Bolton was born December 25, 1963 in Batavia, a son of the late Charles and Carol (Dickes) Bolton.

Ronald was a trucker, was inventive, and enjoyed anything mechanical. He had a great ability to fix anything.

Surviving are his children, Ronald Bolton, Jr. of Oakfield, Brittany Bolton of Elba; step-children, Dinna Falsone of Oakfield, Tiffany Laird of Texas, Ashley Abbott of Rochester, and Christina Bartz of Oakfield; grandchildren, Skyler, Liam, Gracie, Aubrie, and Lorenzo; siblings, Jeff Bolton of Florida, Terry Bolton of Florida, Randy Dickes, Sr. of Batavia, and Pamela Bolton of Georgia. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 5:00 pm  to 6:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Ronald's Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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.

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