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mark_kohlhagen_2.jpgMark B. Kohlhagen, 65 of Attica, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born May 11, 1957 in Batavia, to the late Kenneth and Esther (Marks) Kohlhagen.

Mark was the hardest worker you could find.  He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He enjoyed spending time in the woods and raising his cows and pigs.  His favorite times were spent hanging out with his family, playing games with his grandkids and taking his dog, Dixie, for rides.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Donna (Sondericker) Kohlhagen, daughters, Jill (Dustin) Brown of Arcade, Cassie (Nicholas) Furr of Bennington, Rachel (William) Kelly of Lancaster, son Nicholas (Courtney) of Bennington, brother Kurt Kohlhagen of Bennington, grandchildren Tucker, Dylan, Ella, Blake, Harper, Taylor, Coleson, Kylee and Peyton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

An 11:00AM Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the United Church of Christ, 2165 Exchange Street, Attica, NY 14011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Varysburg Fire Department, 2446 US-20A, Varysburg, NY 14167 or to the United Church of Christ. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Frances “Babe” Gentile, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8 with her closest
family nearby.

She is survived by her daughter, Vikki; granddaughter, Gabriella; son, Paul; brother,
David, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Victor.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library Children’s
Program, 19 Ross St, Batavia, NY 14020.


Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a
condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Attica - Wilmer F. Stapleton, Jr., 39, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, surrounded by his loving family, while under hospice care.

He was born Monday, March 7th, 1983 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky a son of Wilmer F. Stapleton Sr. and Sandra L. French Stapleton of Attica.

Wilmer loved all sports, fishing and listening to music. A fantastic cook, he enjoyed watching cooking shows on television. His family meant the world to him.

Surviving along with his parents are his wife, Rebecca R. Reilly-Stapleton; his sons, Lincoln Wyatt Stapleton-Reilly and Hudson Cole Stapleton-Reilly; his brother, Eric W. Stapleton; his niece,  Gianna Stapleton; paternal grandmother, Sarah Stapleton along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 1:00 pm  to 3:00 pm  at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will immediately follow visitation at 3 pm. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online at https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-light-in-the-dark-for-wil?qid=21f0779a6d693.... To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

caudill.jpg  Geraldine Caudill, age 90 of Leicester, NY passed away peacefully at home. She was born on September 14, 1932 in Kodak, Kentucky. A daughter to the late John and Maude (McIntyre) Amburgey. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Claude Caudill who passed away in 2014, grandson: Jesse Caudill who passed away in 2017 and siblings: Cleveland Amburgy, Greene Amburgy, Roger Amburgy, Zola Hutchinson, Tanner Amburgy, Dosha Ellis and Dianer Arrowwood.

Geraldine was a homemaker who loved to go play bingo and watching soap operas. Her biggest joy was her family, raising her seven children, spoiling her sixteen grandchildren and pampering her dogs, family was the biggest part of her life.

She is survived by 4 daughters: Ruby Caudill of Batavia, Dorsy Caudill of Leicester, Claudia Caudill of Nunda and Abby Dueppengiesser of Perry, 3 sons: Norman (Debbie) Caudill of Wethersfield, Cleven (Theresa) Caudill of Perry, David (Cathy) Caudill of Perry, 15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchild, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Geraldine will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

lawrenceabray.jpgLawrence A. Bray, 88 of Darien Center, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born October 6, 1934 in Elma, to the late Albert and Caroline (Euller) Bray. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan (Lieb) Bray in 2009 and his brother John Bray in 2008.

Larry went to Elma School #3 on Jamison Road from 1940 to 1947, he then attended East Aurora High School from 1947 to 1953. Her proudly served in the United States Army from 1954-1956 and was stationed in Germany, where he met his wife Joan. They lived on the family farm until 1962 when Larry and Joan bought a farm and moved to Darien. He also worked for Texaco Oil Company from 1957 to 1981.

He is survived by dear friend, Judy Wilder, sister-in-law, Alberta “Boots” Bray along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 11am to 1pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY. A 1:00pm Celebration of his Life will immediately follow calling hours on Thursday at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Our Lady of Good Council Cemetery, Bennington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica VFW, 203 S. Market St, Attica, NY 14011. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

cashmore_chris_-_photo2.jpgChris M. Cashmore, 66 of Akron and formerly of Clarence, passed away Friday (October 7, 2022) at his residence under the comforting care of his family.

He was born March 5, 1956 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Robert and Laura Lanthier Cashmore.

Chris was employed as a purchasing manager by Filtration Unlimited in Akron for 35 years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping, attending concerts, hot air balloon rides, playing hockey and softball. He was known to his daughters as the best soccer dad a daughter could ever have. He will be missed by anyone who knew him.

He was the husband of the late Patricia Cashmore who passed away in 2020 and brother of the late Charles Cashmore.

Chris is survived by his loving daughters, Courtney (Andrew) Clouse and Ali (Anthony Scinta) Cashmore. Grandchildren, Austin and Evan Clouse and Kira Scinta. Brother, Curtis (Janis) Cashmore. Companion, Kathleen Herle McCarthy. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (October 15th) from 9am-11am at the Calvary Baptist Church, 12752 Lewis Rd, Akron, NY, where a Memorial Service will commence at 11am.

Memorial contributions in his name may be offered to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Batavia and Oakfield- Carol I. Lucas, 92 of
 Batavia, and formerly of Oakfield, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, (October 4, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.
Carol was born December 25, 1929 in Niagara Falls, New York a daughter of the late Robert and Fern (Rinker)Hartley.

She met the love of her life, Edward Lucas, during a night out at the roller skating rink. Carol was a loving mother who selflessly cared for her home and children. Later in her life she acquired her GED and worked as a House Mom for the NYS School for the Blind, until her retirement.

She was a member of the Oakfield Home Bureau, a proud supporter of the Oakfield- Alabama Grange, and a cub mom for the Boy Scouts. Carol enjoyed bingo, puzzle books, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, especially pinochle and flinch, and roller skating when she was younger. She loved little dogs, spending time with her family, and traveling to visit relatives.

Surviving are her children, Rebecca (John P.) O'Donnell, Thomas "Tom" (Valerie) Lucas, and Kathleen L. Lucas; grandchildren, John E. (Kate) O'Donnell, Jillian (Daniel) Massetti, and Patrick S. (Erica) O'Donnell; daughter-in-law, Susie Lucas; sister-in-law, Margarette Hartley; 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In death Carol is reunited with her husband, Edward; son, Howard Lee Lucas; parents, Robert and Fern (Rinker)Hartley; and siblings, Robert Hartley and Pearl (William) Reignhart.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside memorial service at Reed Cemetery, Judge Road in Oakfield, on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm, followed by a gathering and fellowship at the Caryville Inn, 24 Main Street in Oakfield, from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm . in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14021.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.
 

Batavia - On September 30, 2022, Elaine A. Tibbs passed peacefully surrounded by family, as she always was. 

Born to the late Fred & Evelyn (Mietz) Winters of Middleport, NY. Elaine spent her life in two of the most demanding and rewarding careers, agriculture and nursing. Having deep roots in her family farm operated by her widowed Mother, Elaine left the farm at 18 and went on to pursue a nursing career. She was graduate of St. Jerome School of Nursing. She worked most of career at St. Jerome Hospital and the VAMC. The grit and resilience she was known for on the farm helped her thrive in her over 70 year career as a Registered Nurse. Elaine is best remembered for her faith in God, being an excellent gardener, seamstress and cook. Her home was constantly filled with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Elaine is preceded in death by her husband, James Patrick Tibbs Jr., daughter Mary “Dietze” Rowcliffe, grandson, James Royal, and son-in-law Robert Dempsey. Her brothers, Arthur (Jean) Winters, Raymond Winters, Norman (Connie) Winters, John Winters, and sisters Margaret (Jack) Ryan, and Charlotte Stein.
 
She is survived by her brother, Darvin (Dorothy) Winters of Gasport, 5 children: Margaret (late Robert) Dempsey of Stafford, Jim (Kim) Tibbs of Texas, Rich (Cathy) Tibbs of Batavia, Besty (Mike) Royal of Maryland, Tom (Lisa) Tibbs of Middleport, and son-in-law Garth (late Dietze) Rowcliffe of Elba. Grandchildren; Robert (Mandy) Dempsey, Heidi Dempsey, Ryan (Sam) Dempsey, Megan (Andrew) Brown, Alexandra (Adam) Harrington, Ryleigh (Garth) Hinkson, Sarah Tibbs, Thomas Tibbs, James Tibbs, Nick (Sarah) Tibbs, Kaitlyn (Connor) Adcock, and Joseph Royal. Along with 15 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia. Elaine's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (October 13, 2022) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue in Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to Wilmot Cancer Center and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

jomarchese.jpg  Josephine “Jo” (nee Coppolino) Marchese, of Batavia passed away peacefully on October 3, 2022 at age 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Russell M. Marchese, Dearest daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Coppolino. Jo is also predeceased by her brother John “Jack” Coppolino and sister Joan (Bill) Davis.

Loving mother of Ann (Daniel) Celani, Marilyn (Bernd) Kutzscher, Russell (Wendy), David (Julie), Thomas (Linda), Robert (Teresa), Susan (John) Nicastro. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Elaine Scappa and Marilyn Coppolino; cherished grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, for many years Jo was involved with charitable and community causes, an active parishioner at St. Mary’s Church and a volunteer teacher at Notre Dame High School.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Babies Cherished 445 Ellicott St. in Batavia and The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation PO Box 267 Batavia, NY 14021. To leave a message of condolence please visits www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Nancy P. Horton, 89, of Elba, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

She was born August 19,1933 in Batavia, a daughter of Leo and Alberta (Colson) Post.

Nancy retired from Social Security and enjoyed many winters in Winter Haven, Florida with her husband Lorne, who she married March 14, 1953.  She loved to golf, play cards and do crossword puzzles and spend time with family and friends.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Darwin) Weller; son, Peter (Michele) Horton and beloved grandchildren, Kevin and Katie (Pat) Horton.

Also surviving are her brother, Kenneth (Louise) Post; brother-in-law, Sherm Horton and several nieces and nephews.

Nancy is predeceased by her husband, Lorne and son, Michael.

Calling hours are Thursday, October 13 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Nancy's funeral will be held on Friday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main St., Elba.  Nancy will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba.    

Memorials may be made to the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main St., Elba, New York 14058.

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

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