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margaretvarndt.jpegMargaret V. Arndt, 90 of Buffalo, passed away at St. John’s Home in Rochester on Thursday, April 22, 2021. She was born on September 20, 1930 in Denver, CO to the late Wesley (Ethel Ahl) Randall. She is preceded in death by her husband Harold E. Arndt, children Corwin C. Valenti and Sharon Arndt, brothers Robert Ahl and Everette Smith.  

Mrs. Arndt worked for many years as a nurse at State Hospital in Buffalo. She was generous with her time and always willing to help. Mrs. Arndt was a devoted and loving grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Darwin L. Valenti of FL; John D. (Paula) Arndt of Corfu; Darlene M. Crowe of FL; Susan L. (Thomas) Martin of W. Henrietta; brothers, Alan (Diane) Brown of CA; Roger (Lettie) Brown of WA; Paul (Joyce) Randall of NY,  Patricia Spring of Alexander; Barbara (Jerry) of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, immediately following calling hours.

The funeral home will be restricted to 50% of their 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 Alzheimer's Association of Western New York at www.alz.org. 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.

leone.jpg  Louis J. (Louie) Leone, 87, passed away on April 21, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 17, 1933, in Batavia, NY, and was a lifelong Batavia resident and 1951 Batavia High School graduate. He is predeceased by his mother Louise (Russo) Leone, father Antonio Leone, wife Vera (Bate) Leone, son Louis A. Leone, and son Francis Hemmerich.

Louis is survived by son David (Lisa) Leone; daughter Debbie Hemmerich-Olsowsky; son Vincent (Joanna) Leone; grandchildren Louis and Lauren Leone and Brandon, Alyssa and Noah Sanchez.

He was a long-time employee at the GTE Sylvania plant in Batavia and also had a distinguished military service career. He served four years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He then went on to serve in the Air Force Reserve at the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls, NY, for an additional 33 years for a combined 37 years of military service. He retired in 1993 at the rank of master sergeant.

His biggest devotion was to his family; he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, achieving the rank of Fourth Degree Knight. He had a passion for gardening, always enjoying his summer vegetable gardens. He had a strong devotion to his faith and the Catholic Church. He could often be seen at Batavia Downs Casino and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Visiting hours will be held 4­-7 p.m., with eulogies read at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 27th at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28th at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The funeral home and church will be restricted to 50% of their 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 Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. To leave messages of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia.

caroleachatt.jpg  Carole Ann Chatt, 78 of Batavia and Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 23, 1942 in Batavia, New York to the late Joseph and Jennie (Rizzo) Megliore. She is preceded in death by her sister, JoAnn Dombrowski who died in 1991.

Carole was a longtime waitress at Batavia Downs and St. Nicholas Club in Batavia. She was also employed most recently as a waitress at the Sarasota Kennel Club in Sarasota Florida. She was a past President of the St. Jerome Guild. Carole enjoyed sitting by the pool or on the beach, was an avid reader of Danielle Steele and other romance novels, loved to shop and would seek out anything in her favorite color purple. She had a bigger than life personality and was known as Nana to those that adored her most. She was loved by all who knew her and will be truly missed by her family and many, many cherished friends.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Ned F. Chatt, a son, Ned F. (Julie) Chatt, Jr., daughter Jill Ann (Timothy) Warner, both from Rochester, NY, grandchildren Kaitlyn (Sean) Chatt McFarlane of Winston Salem, NC, Cameron Chatt, Victoria Warner and Leyna Warner. She was also the great-grandmother to Marlene (Marley) McFarlane. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Rebecca (Stephen) Chatt Swanson, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A 12:00pm noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Resurrection Parish 303 E. Main St. in Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery, Corfu. The 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 Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union 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.

dombrowski_william_-_photo1.jpgWilliam R. Dombrowski, 86 of Batavia, passed away Wednesday (April 21, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 27, 1934 in Batavia, a son of the late William T. and Julia Wojtacha Dombrowski.

William was a former member of Sacred Heart Parish and served his country honorably with the United States Air Force from 1954-1958. He was employed as a truck driver with P.I.E. Trucking Co. in Rochester prior to his retirement.

He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Barbara Tomaszewski Dombrowski of Batavia.   Surviving along with his wife are sons, David (Amanda) Dombrowski of Hamburg and Thomas (Gigi) Dombrowski of Batavia. Daughter, Kristy (Darryl) Kruczkowski of Lancaster. Grandchildren, Maressa (Josh) Earl, Samantha Dombrowski, Dane Dombrowski, James Kruczkowski and Katie Kruczkowski. Great-Grandchildren, Collin and Lila Earl. Sister, Barbara Barlow of Batavia and Brother, Robert Dombrowski of Batavia. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share in his Mass of Christian Burial on Monday (April 26th), 11:00am at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia.

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.

 

 

everhart.jpg George R. Everhart, 69, of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 21, 2021. He was born on September 7, 1951 in Akron, OH to the late Richard and Miriam (Pennell) Everhart. In addition to his parents, George is predeceased by his beloved wife; Susan (Moffatt) Everhart; sister Elaine Conte

He is survived by his daughters; Deborah Snow of Le Roy and Sarah (Justin) Beard of Hamburg; sisters Sandra Barabas, Carmen O’Leslie; grandchildren Erin and Anthony Snow; very close family friend; Stacey Ziminski, along with several nieces and nephews.

George was a Pharmacist for many years at Rite Aid in Le Roy. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Susan. He loved and had a passion for music and playing the guitar and enjoyed collecting antiques. George was a devote Christian who was very generous and giving, he would help anyone when he could.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private for the family. George will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mental Health Services of Genesee County 5130 E. Main St. Rd. #2 Batavia, NY 14020. To leave messages 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.

Bergen - Richard C. Redinger, 68 of Bergen passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, (April 20, 2021) at his home.

Mr. Redinger was born January 19, 1953 in Batavia, a son of the late Richard A. and Eleanor (Henry) Redinger.

Richard was a simple man who enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family. An avid outdoorsman, he liked to hunt and work in his garden. He had a wonderful sense of humor and laugh. Mr. Redinger greatly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Brenda (John Buettner) Redinger and Kevin Redinger; grandchildren, DeeAnna (fiance Steve Breitenborn) Redinger, and Madison Warney; a great-granddaughter, Ava Jane Breitenborn; sisters, Darlene (Jeff) Lemcke, Dawn (late Chet) Cratsley, Donna (Ken) Shady, and Diane (Pete) Whyman. The mother of his children, Robin Redinger Sword and many nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Carol Austin.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, (April 25th, 2021)  from 1 to 4 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Street in Bergen. Burial in North Byron Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or online at www.crossroadshouse.com.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Robert L.  Sheehan,  age 74, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

He was born May 6, 1946 in Batavia, a son of the late Kenneth Sheehan and Rosalin McBee Sheehan.

He worked for over 20 years for Community Action of Orleans & Genesee where he still has many close friends. In his youth, he was proud to be one of the youngest to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout locally. He loved watching the New York Yankees play baseball.  A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he will be remembered for his knack of telling great stories.

Robert is the husband of Bonnie J. Small Sheehan. They were married on July 12, 1969. He is also survived by his children; Kenneth Sheehan of Batavia and Colleen (Sean) Bryar  of Castleton; his grandson; Haven Sheehan-Hutchinson; his brothers; Gary Sheehan and Francis Sheehan, both of Fort Myers, Florida and Michael Sheehan of Tennessee; his sister; Bridget (Lee) Berkowicz of Fort Myers, Florida; his best friend, Bill Preston; his four legged feline Princess and nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sister, Pat Donnelly.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

Churchville - Jack G.  Hulburt, 83 of Churchville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2021 with his family by his side.

Mr. Hulburt was born Monday, March 21st, 1938 in Batavia, New York a son of the late Frank Hulburt and Agnes Gillam Hulburt.

Prior to working as a firefighter for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, Jack was a firefighter for the City of Batavia for six years. Following his 27 year career with Kodak, he drove bus for the Byron-Bergen High School and Churchville-Chili school districts and Leonard Bus Company.  A member of the inaugural graduating class from Notre Dame High School in Batavia and a member of the NDHS Hall of Fame, Jack was an outstanding athlete playing golf while at Notre Dame and played second base for All-Catholic in Buffalo. In 1956, while Jack was overseas and stationed in North Africa, he played many sports for his squadron. He was chosen to represent a team from North Africa to play in the elite All Navy Eastern Basketball Tournament, based out of Norfolk, Virginia.

Jack's family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to all the nurses and caregivers who provided him wonderful care allowed him to stay in his home; his niece, Kathy-Hamera-Kanellis for checking in on Jack, running his errands and helping with his grocery shopping and to his cleaning lady who ran his errands and was a caregiver and friend to Jack.

Surviving are his daughter, Vicki Hulburt of Stafford; three granddaughters; Cali Gibson, Sarah Hulburt-Emerson and Elizabeth (Chase) Hulburt-Emerson; five great-grandchildren; William and Kira Gibson, Leo and Isaiah Emerson and Elliott Hughes; two sisters; JoAnn Hale of Batavia and Jane Hamera of North Chili along with nieces and nephews.  

He is predeceased by his daughter, Kelly Hulburt who passed away on July 20, 2017 and his siblings, Frank Hulburt, Jr. and Mary Tiede.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services, with military honors, will be held at the convenience of the family at Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Jack’s name to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Jack’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

Oakfield - Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Ruth Marie Myers went home to God Tuesday, April 20, 2021 with loving family by her side.

Ruth led a full and interesting life based on family, faith and community.  She was born in Naples, New York to the late John Jacob and Vinnie Amanda Rectenwald.  She graduated Valedictorian of her class at age 16 from Naples High School and earned her teaching degree in music and elementary education at SUC Fredonia, with Suma Cum Laude honors. She went on to earn a Masters in Education from SUC Brockport.  Her first teaching job was in music at Elba Central School at 20 years old.  It was in Elba that she met the love of her life, Alan H. Myers.  They married in 1949 and took up residency in Oakfield, where they purchased the farmhouse they made home for the past 70 years and where they raised 4 children.  Ruth and Alan shared 65 beautiful years of mutual love and devotion and taught their children to be kind and good people.  

Ruth took her second teaching job in the Oakfield Alabama Central School District where she established her career as a 30+ year beloved kindergarten teacher.  Giving children the best possible start to their education became her professional passion.  She loved every child she taught, and her students never forgot her.  “I had your mother in kindergarten!”  We were honored to hear this for years.  Ruth retired from teaching in 1989 and her students still ask about her.

Ruth served her community in many ways.  She played organ and sang for St. Patrick’s Parish.  She loved her church and she felt honored to provide beautiful music for 50 years.  

Ruth believed in international diversity and friendship.  She was president of the Oakfield chapter of AFS which encouraged student foreign exchanges.  It was because of her that we hosted a Chilean student, Gladys Sanhueza-Lagos, for a year.  Gladys became Ruth’s 5th child and our sibling.  We have our mom to thank for working hard to expand our world-view.  

Ruth was a past president of the Hiram G. Luhman Oakfield-Alabama American Legion Post # 626 Ladies’ Auxiliary as well as a long-time member of  Daughters of the American Revolution.  Ruth respected our military and served in these capacities in order to actively support our troops.
Finally, Ruth was a 50-year member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization of professional women educators who support community needs, provide scholarships for aspiring teachers, and mentor newly-ordained educators.
 
Upon her retirement Ruth traveled extensively with her family and friends, touring Norway to attend her grandson’s wedding, Costa Rica to learn salsa, Ireland, England and Scotland to experience her roots, and Italy to visit the Vatican and eat pasta.  She loved it all.  When not traveling she welcomed her many grandchildren to spend time with “grandma and grandpa” at the family homestead where she baked cookies, read stories, kissed booboos and bandaged scrapes.  She always had a grandchild in her lap.

Ruth is survived by three daughters and their families, Patricia Smith (Carrie, Juliana, Ronald (Sunniva), Jean Seeber and spouse Edward (Jeffrey (Zarah), Kayla, Michael), Bonnie Madden (Ruth, Kathryn (Kelsey), Daniel), her daughter-in-law Bertha Myers (Nicole, Carl (Patty), Michael (Elizabeth), her former son-in-law Ronald Smith, and her great grandchildren Henrik, Heidi, Celina, Audrey, Adam, Barry, Tyler, and Xander.  She is also survived by her nieces Judy Davis (Ken), Susan Horne (Richard), John Rectenwald (Elise), and Michael Rectenwald (Kim), as well as great nieces and nephews.
Ruth Marie Myers was predeceased by her husband Alan H. Myers, her son Stephen A. Myers, her granddaughter Nicole S. Myers, her siblings and their spouses Edward Rectenwald (Evelyn), and Kathryn Standish (Henry).

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. Ruth's Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday (April 24, 2021) at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, both the funeral home and church will be limited to 50% capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. There will be no gathering after the Funeral Mass, however a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

larkin_scott_-_photo1.jpgScott A. Larkin, 66 of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday (April 18, 2021) at his residence.

He was born August 18, 1954 in Clarendon, NY, a son of the late Edward and Marion Larkin.

Scott enjoyed hunting and antiquing. He will be missed by all who knew him and his quirky sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Laesser Larkin of Batavia. Daughter, Linda (Jeff) Larkin Loos of Attica. Also survived by grandsons, Kevin and Steven Larkin.

He was the father of the late Lisa Larkin.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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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