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Youngstown, Florida – Gregory R. Smith, age 64, passed away on November 25, 2022 at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay in Panama City. 

He was born on January 16, 1958 in Batavia a son of Elma L. Glor Smith of LeRoy and the late John R. Smith.

A 1976 graduate of Alexander Central School, he graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in human resources. He retired from Bordon Dairy in Atlanta and moved to the Panama City, Fla. area shortly thereafter.  Greg, an avid NASCAR enthusiast, loved fishing and the outdoors.  He was never without a fishing pole – even carrying one in the trunk of his car for lunchbreaks. 

Surviving along with his mother is his brother, Jeffrey R. (Theresa) Smith of LeRoy; nieces and nephews, Maggie (Edward) Augugliaro, Allison (Vincent) Paolotto, Matthew Smith and Ryan (Elizabeth) Smith; aunts, Arlene Teal, Aggie Smith, Nancy Rieks and Judy (Nicholas) Cecci along with several cousins.

Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11 a.m. at the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany. His memorial service will immediately follow visitation at 11 am. He will be laid to rest in East Bethany Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be made to the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany, New York 14054. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Patricia A. MacConnell, age 78, passed away peacefully November 29, 2022.

   patricia_macconnell_0.jpg  Patricia was born on March 17, 1944 in Batavia, NY to Anthony and Theresa (Tenney) Bartz.  

     She is survived by her beloved husband, Larry MacConnell of 34 years. Patricia enjoyed traveling with her husband, friends and family, sewing, painting, and spending time with her friends in Naomiś Circle. She was the best Mom and Nana to her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchild, always taking the time to play with them and attend their sporting events. Her greatest joys were being a wife, mom and nana.

     Besides her husband, Patricia is survived by her daughter, Lori (Matthew) Laney; grandchildren, Caitlyn (Jacob) Swiatowy, Joshua Bradley, Jacob Laney and great-grandson, Mason Swiatowy; step-children, Deborah Johnson (Ray Coniber), Dwight MacConnell (Vicki Chatel); step-grandchildren, Ashley MacConnell, Katherine MacConnell and Victoria MacConnell; siblings, Eloise Brown, Gerald Bartz; sisters-in-law, Norma Bartz and Rosie Bartz (Ed Olczak). Patricia is predeceased by brothers, Norman, Richard and Gary Bartz; sisters-in-law, Nancy MacConnell and Shirley (George) Hankey. Also surviving are her very special nieces and nephews; Jodi (Bob) Hollwedel, Lisa Wall, Paula Dean, Gary Bartz, Cheryl (Tony) Hurd, and Jim (Cheryl) Bartz; she is predeceased by nephews, Duane Brown and Joseph Dean.

     Patricia was a loving, kind and generous spirit, always putting others before herself. Her presence and smile would light up a room. Our lives will never be the same without her.

     There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Bergen Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 20th at 11:00 AM. She will be laid to rest in the presence of immediate family at Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads House, Batavia www.crossroadshouse.com/donate or Gateway House, Attica www.gatewayhomeattica.org.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Patricia’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

wood_david_-_photo1.jpgDavid Eugene Wood, a lifelong resident of East Bethany moved into glory to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday November 26, 2022. He was born April 14, 1937 to Wendell Wood and Shirley (Harding)Wood. He is predeceased by his parents and a brother Wesley Wood.

David was proud of his heritage having been a Harding family descendant from Connecticut and would reminisce with family/friends regarding his family’s ox cart wheel at the local Holland Land Office Museum. He was a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of East Bethany. David was a 1956 graduate of Alexander High School where he met his first wife June Embt. He was a member of the FFA as well as a band member.

He is survived by his loving wife Ellen of 39 years,  best friends Pat Pietryzkowski and Wyatt VanBuren, his brother Howard (Linda) Wood in Florida, his sister Kolina Rae Cole in Pennsylvania, nieces and nephews, and his daughter Denise (Scott) Mathewson of Vestal NY, daughter Ruth Bodkins of East Bethany NY and a son Paul (Christine) Bodkins of Hampton VA. and the seven grandchildren he loved and adored-Benjamin David, Autumn, Bethany, Andrew, Marissa, Shawn and Lucas were a joy in his life, speaking highly of the accomplishments the older grandchildren have completed and believing in a bright future for the younger ones.

David enjoyed time with his grandchildren reading or telling them stories, getting them involved on “the farm”, riding the tractor, working in the garden or feeding the alpacas.
David was a social person and never met a stranger. He was a 14-year member of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, had a dairy farm in East Bethany with his father for many years. He drove a tractor trailer for Convenience Store Distribution Company delivering groceries to convenience stores as an independent NY representative. He had 3 years Accident Free driving for CSDC. Dave worked for a few local companies hauling milk before retiring at age 65. He then started his retirement career working as a machine operator with Whiting Door in Akron for 10 years then in 2015 he retired to home life.
David enjoyed music and often played “name that tune” with Ellen on road trips. She often times heard him whistling while working around the farm. They shared an interest in horses and participated during their early married years with the Attica Rodeo.

He was loved by many and will be missed by all. We’re not saying goodbye, we’re saying “til we meet again”.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (December 17th) from 10am-12pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a funeral service will commence at 12pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 W Bethany Rd, East Bethany, NY 14054, Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St, Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




LeRoy ~ Philip J. O’Geen, age 85, of Franklin Avenue, passed away on Wednesday (November 30, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

   flag.jpg  He was born December 11, 1936 in LeRoy, a son of the late Joseph and Pauline Maloni O’Geen.

     Phil will be remembered as a very caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend to many.  He lovingly provided the care that his wife, Jo Ann needed for many years.  Phil was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and well-known businessman in the community where he and his brother carried on the family restaurant business, the Casino Restaurant.  He was also an avid golfer and bowler and set bowling records at the LeRoy Lanes.

     He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Ann Cotter O’Geen; his sons, Mark (Sarah) Tomaszewski and Donald O’Geen; granddaughters, Conor (Travis) Bleier, Krysta Tomaszewski, Anna O’Geen and Leah O’Geen; siblings, Frank (Rosie) O’Geen, Salvatore (Joan) O’Geen, Joseph (Donna) O’Geen and Connie Cecere, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Phil was predeceased by his siblings, Palmina “Pam” O’Geen, Sarah (John) Zinni and James O’Geen.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 12 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. Interment will be private in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Serviceman’s Club (American Legion), 53 W. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Philip’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Janet L. (Ward) Ivison, 86, of Byron, passed away on November 30, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Janet was born March 20, 1936, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys (Russell) Ward.

Janet was a member of the Genesee County Fair Society, South Byron Fire Auxiliary and the former South Byron United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher.  She was also a member of the Diabetes Association, Byron Historical Society, Genesee County Fish and Game Protective Association and South Byron Girls Drum Corp.  Janet was a former coach for the Byron Little League, former den mother for Pack #13 and a retired registered nurse with Genesee Memorial Hospital and the Genesee County Health Department.  She was a former secretary of the architectural committee, secretary of the home owner's association and member and committee member of the Just Us Girls organization, all in Holiday Park in North Port, Florida.

Surviving are her children, Mark Ivison of Byron, Dean Ivison of Byron, Lori Ivison of Byron and Lisa (Mark) Ellingham of Bergen; grandchildren, Jason (fiancée Erica Alcott) Ivison of Bergen and Kali Ellingham of Bergen; great-grandchildren, Gabriella, JJ and Colton Ivison and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Homer D. Ivison and sisters, Joyce Kaiser and Joan Dudley.

Calling hours are Sunday, December 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Janet's funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. also at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org/donate.  

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

stanley.jpg  Stanley Michael Dombrowski, 59, of Batavia passed away on November 30, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 21, 1963 to the late Stanley and Lorraine (Palone) Dombrowski.

Stan was a machinist / mold maker for over 40 years. He was a big car enthusiast that loved anything with a motor and enjoyed drag racing with his family. His favorite thing to do was play with his granddaughter and he was always in the garage working in his free time. He was a “Jack of all trades” and enjoyed music, history, cooking, carpentry and spending quality time his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years; Sheri (Pilc) Dombrowski; his son Stanley J. Dombrowski; daughter Kelly M. Dombrowski; granddaughter Raven L. Radam, along with his uncles; Al (Ginger) Palone and Russ Columbo; close cousins Frank (Tammy) Scopano, Kathy (Don) Engle, along with many close friends.

Stan was a man with a big heart and an even bigger sense of humor that touched the lives of so many people in his short time on this earth.

Stan and his family would like to thank the nurses and doctors who cared for him at Lipson Cancer Center here in Batavia as well as Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

There will be no prior calling hours or Services as to his wishes.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lipson Cancer Institute 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020 or Roswell Park Cancer Institute www.roswellpark.org. 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.

clinton.jpgClinton Jennings Donohue, 27 of Attica, passed away November 30, 2022. He was born May 9, 1995 in Batavia, to James Patrick and Suzanne (Jennings) Donohue of Attica.

Clinton was a talented carpenter. He loved to build and was always accompanied by his dog, Margaret Jones. He was a great football player.

Clinton was a proud member of the Jennings Gang. He was ours and he will never be forgotten.

Along with his parents he is survived by siblings, Breck, Patrick and Sabrina; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours, a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Youth Athletics Football. 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.

bouchard.jpg  Barbara Elizabeth Bouchard, 64, of Pavilion NY passed away on November 29, 2022. She was born January 12th, 1958 in Batavia to the late Donald and Virginia (Zeitvogel) Mann. In addition to her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her sisters; Laura Gonzalez and Karen Mann.

Barb enjoyed woodworking, crafting and gardening and reading Stephen King in her free time. She also enjoyed baking and canning in the fall and loved Christmas decorating

She is survived by her husband; Rodney Bouchard; her son Justin Bouchard; her daughters Kayleigh (Tyler) Kalbach, and Emilie Bouchard, along with her brothers; Donald (JoAnne), David (Karen) and Charles Mann.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately for the family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia. 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.

Stuart, Florida - Peter Maxwell Swartz, 58 passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Peter was born Friday, January 17th, 1964, in Batavia, a son of Dr. David M. and Janice Kasmer Swartz of Batavia.

A 1983 graduate of Batavia High School. Peter moved to Florida shortly after and loved it there. He worked as a Stone Mason for many years and started his own business; Creative Stone Design, building waterfalls and water gardens. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed walking the warm beaches looking for shells. He lived life with a big heart and was willing to help anyone in need.  He loved his family dearly and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Helen Kasmer, John and Gertrude Swartz.

Surviving along with his parents are his brother, David J. Swartz of Batavia; his sister, Susan (David) Swartz-Hinton of Aurora, Ohio and his nephews, David D. (Dr. Hannah Medvid) Hinton, Dr. Andrew J. (Chelsea) Hinton and Spencer D. Swartz.

There are no prior visiting hours. Memorial services for Peter will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street at a date and time to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Peter’s name may be made to Chautauqua Lake Association, 429 East Terrace Avenue, Lakewood, New York 14750 or online at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VEXF9PLS7T8B8 .  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Peter’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Casey A. Palmer, Sr., 63, of Stafford, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022.

Casey was born April 17, 1959, in Batavia, a son of the late Charles A. and Bette (Jones) Palmer.

Casey was a diamond tool maker at Scomac in Bergen for 43 years.  He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Elks Lodge for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Palmer; children, Casey A. (Alicia) Palmer, Jr. and Charlie (Steven Oviatt) Palmer; brothers, C. Patrick (Carlene) Palmer, Timothy J. Palmer, Duffy (Mark Siwiec) Palmer and Brian (Janis) Palmer; sister, Shaun Francis and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a brother, Michael Palmer and his brother-in-law, Rod Francis.

Calling hours are Friday, December 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  There will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stafford Fire Department, P.O. Box 56, Stafford, New York 14143.  

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


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