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Theodore “Ted” Genagon of Oakfield, New York passed away peacefully at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester, New York on September 17, 2021.

Ted was born on December 11, 1945, the eldest of four children born to the late June and Herbert Genagon of Byron, New York. He grew up on his family’s dairy farm, where a strong work ethic and a love for the outdoors was instilled in him at an early age. He attended Byron-Bergen School and was a member of the Genesee County 4-H program from 1955-1964. He proudly showed his family’s Holstein cows, including his favorite cow Lucy, and won Master Showman twice. This was a legacy he was proud to share with his children and grandchildren.

Upon high school graduation, Ted attended Rochester Business Institute, but knew his heart was back in Genesee County, where he would spend the rest of his life working with his hands. He was a skilled electrician, farm worker, welder and mechanical engineer and worked for L. Brooke Farms, the United States Gypsum Company, Doehler Jarvis, Rochester Products and finally Eastman Kodak Company where he retired in 2005.

Ted took pride in always bettering himself and learning new skills, and spent years attending night school at Genesee Community College where eventually earned his Associate’s Degree in 1993. He shared his passion for the outdoors with boy scouts, serving as Scout Leader for the local Elba, New York troop.  He also earned his recreational pilot’s license and became an avid photographer. He spent his retirement returning to his love of farming, and worked at Naas Farms in Oakfield, New York, Zuber Farms in Elba, New York and Del Mar Farms in Batavia, New York until this year.

Ted enjoyed sharing his lifetime of stories and experiences with family and friends. His warm and inviting personality meant he never met a stranger, and one introduction to Ted guaranteed you a helping hand or an invitation to his home for a meal.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, including his first wife Kathryn Genagon, daughters Laura (Kevin) Kemler of Albion, New York and Amy (Al) Hagovsky of Gaithersburg, Maryland, stepdaughter Tammy (Rich) Cook of Batavia, New York, brother William Genagon of Byron, New York and sister Nancy Genagon of Bolivar, Tennessee. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Kirstie, Lennon, Lindsie, Anya, Orion, Willow and Calvin, and his great granddaughter Ophelia. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth (Weinert) Genagon.

Internment will be private. A celebration of life will be jointly held for Ted and his recently deceased wife Ruth “Ruie” Genagon for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s honor can be made to the Genesee County Cooperative Extension, attention 4-H. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Company Funeral Home of Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle for Ted at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy - Retired City of Batavia Chief of Police Mark L. Robinson passed away unexpectedly at his residence on September 7, 2021.

 A 30 year veteran of the Batavia force Mark was predeceased by Karen his loving wife of 51 years.

 Mark is survived by his children Mark (Kathy) Robinson and Kellie (Jamie) Baker as well as his brothers Richard (Cindy) Robinson, Kevin (Susan) Dowd, his nephew Scott Giddings, his grandchildren Peyton and Trevor Robinson along with several other nephews and nieces.

 A 1968 graduate and class president of LeRoy Central School, Mark was a key member of both the LeRoy basketball and football teams, for which he served as team captain.

 As a police officer, a little league coach, a husband, a grandfather and father Mark was known as honest, direct, hard working, sarcastic and loyal leader!

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday (September 22, 2021) from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where a brief non-denominational service will follow from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Mark has donated his body to the UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting any donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Mark’s memory.

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

Randy L. Ridd, 64, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Randy was born March 8, 1957 in Batavia, a son of Herb Ridd of Bergen and the late Josephine (Beedham) Ridd.

Randy enjoyed camping, the races, holidays and spending time with his family.  He will be remembered for always helping others.

Surviving along with his father are his daughters, Bryana (Zack) Tomporowski of Alden and Randi Lynn (Dominic Tiberio) Ridd of Holley; grandchildren, Jayce Tomporowski and Mason Ball; a sister, Robin (Randy) Mitchell of Bergen;a brother, Roger (Kel Quinn) Ridd of Bergen;  nieces and nephews, Jessica (Josh) Quaintance of Bergen, Kyle (fiancée Lauren Lindsay) Mitchell of Churchville, Jodi (fiancé Joey Shanley) Mitchell of Churchville and Ian (Grace DeValder) Ridd of Batavia; his girlfriend, Jessica Holtz of Batavia; the mother of his children, Jean Ridd of Bergen; great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Betty and Ted Wride.

Randy's Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 25 at the Bergen Rod and Gun Club, 6410 North Lake Road in Bergen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  

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

Arrangements for Randy were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

rsnith.jpg  Heaven rejoiced and earth sorrowed on September 14, 2021 when Robert Steven Smith was called home. Steven as he preferred to be called, was born November 5, 1958 in Albion, NY to the late Charles Smith Sr. and Johnnie Mae Smith. 

Steve was a strong, optioned man whom loved to fix on cars, refurbish furniture, gardening/landscaping, traveling, cooking (especially beans) and ALL animals. 

Steven is predeceased by his sibling Pamela Rose and David Eugene Sr. 

Steven leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Stacey L. Smith and Kendra Scott of Batavia, step-son Barry Johnson.  Brother and sister-in-law Charles Jr and Penny Smith of St. Louis, MO. Sisters Veronica Smith and Debra Smith both of Batavia. Sister-in-Law Charlese Smith of Akron Ohio. Grandchildren Gyna, McKyi, Aries and Miracle. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. 

Steve will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday September 20, 2021 from 12:00-1:00PM at Gilmartin Funerals Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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.

Pavilion ~ Cody R. Lowe, aka Cody Bob or CoCo, age 21, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 15) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

     He was born November 30, 1999, a son of Chris and Beth Lowe of Pavilion.

     In addition to his parents, Cody is survived by his brother, Ryan (Angela Graham), sister, Lindsay; grandparents, Ron and Betsy Lowe of Pavilion and grandfather, John Weddle of Columbus, GA; uncle, Darin Lowe (Pam Torrey), cousins, MacKenzie Lowe and Maddie Lowe; aunt, Julie (Rusty) Shearing, cousins, William Shearing and Austin Shearing; uncle, Bob Weddle (Colleen Tarpey), cousins, Jack Weddle and Brandon Weddle; uncle, JT (Carley) Weddle, cousins, Tucker Weddle, Mason Weddle and Rees Weddle, along with many great uncles, aunts and cousins.

     He was predeceased by his grandma, Mary Beth Weddle and great-grandparents, Ken & Fran Lowe and Wes & Betty Kline.

     Cody was an amazing young man with autism.  At 10 1/2 years old, he went to live with Lifetime Assistance for 8 years, then moved to Doylestown, PA with Foundation Behavioral Health for 3 years and recently moved to a home with Fingerlakes DDSO.  Cody was known for his amazing smile and infectious laugh!  He loved music and loved to dance.  He loved animals, especially cats...he was crazy about cats.  His love was Taylor Swift and his momma!  He gave the best forehead kisses.  McDonalds was his all time favorite place to eat. 

     Cody has touched so many people's lives!  He will be greatly missed.  Cody donated his organs to at least 3 people.

     The family would like to thank everyone that has been involved in his life.  You all made a difference.  We appreciate you all.

     Family and friends are invited to Cody's Service of Remembrance to be held on Sunday, September 19 at 1:00 PM at the Pavilion United Methodist Church.  A luncheon will immediately follow at B W's Restaurant.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to an organization that supports Autism Awareness.

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

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

lewis.jpg  Margaret E. Lewis, 75, of Batavia passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on May 29, 1946 in Batavia to the late Leon (Mary Arnold) Hale Sr. She is predeceased in death by a daughter, Shelley Ann Michel, brothers William and David Hale, sisters, Eleanor Hale and Paulette Konieczny.  

Mrs. Lewis worked for the Daily News for many years. She always donated her time, energy and love to volunteering at the Salvation Army in Batavia. She was an avid Bingo player and truly loved to play and call any chance she got. Margaret enjoyed delivering papers at Washington Towers too.

She is survived by her children, Les “Mickey” Micheal, Charmaigne Michel of Batavia, siblings, Leon R. Hale Jr of FL, Judith (Zenon) Kowal of Lockport, Paul “PJ” Hale of Tonawanda, one grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4:00-7:00PM at the community center of Washington Towers, 1 State Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Batavia, 529 E. Main St, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

LeRoy ~ Kenny, 36, passed peacefully with family by his side, on Tuesday, Sept 14th, 2021. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all who knew him.

     Kenny was born Sept 23rd, 1984.  He’ll be forever missed by his family- parents, Kenneth “Chip” & Christine Smith; sister, Nicole Smith and brother, Thomas Smith.  He was predeceased by his soul mate, Cassondra Majors, his paternal grandparents, Ken & Lucile “Blondie” Smith, and maternal grandfather, John Innes Jr.  Kenny will also be missed by maternal grandmother, Mary Innes, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephew, and loving friends.

     He’ll forever be remembered for his intensity on the football field, his booming laugh, warm hugs, and caring, giving nature.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, September 18th from 1 PM – 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt, 19) in LeRoy, followed by an informal service at 5 PM.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Strong Memorial Hospital.

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

Batavia - David Paul Elwell, age 67, of Batavia, passed away at Buffalo General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Monday, April 26, 1954 in Batavia, a son of the late Eldon J. Elwell and Emajean R. Berry Elwell.

A diehard fan of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills, he enjoyed spending time with his family and his lottery tickets

Surviving are his children; Justin (Gillian Ritzel) Elwell of Avon and Emily Jean Elwell of Buffalo; three grandchildren; Jenna Elwell, Kelsee Elwell and Kobe Vanskiver and his fourth grandson who is due in February, 2022; his brother; Douglas J. (Liz) Elwell  of Laughlin, Nevada; his sister; Barbara (David) Benedict of Dansville; nieces, nephews, loving cousins many friends including his best friend of over 50 years Joe Pietrzykowski also survive.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in East Bethany Rural Cemetery. A public celebration of life for David is being planned by his family and will be announced. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

mckenzie.jpg  Gloria J. McKenzie, 69 years old, of Batavia, formerly of Warsaw passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Warsaw on August 31, 1952 to the late Ernest Burdette and Lillian (Hare) Galton. She is predeceased in death by her daughter; Kimberly DuBois-Rider; sister Charlotte Strathearn; brother Eric Galton.

Gloria was an amazing woman, so kind and loving. She would do anything for anyone and had a heart of gold. She loved dirt racing, gardening, baking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband; Thomas McKenzie of Batavia; children David (Sheila) DuBois, Duke (Danielle) DuBois, Lindsay (Andrew) McKenzie and son-in-law Joseph Rider; siblings Alan Galton, Darlene Gray and Julie (John) Lawson; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 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.


Deborah “Debbie” Gail Gabriel f/k/a Debbie Chamberlain Voltura Plant passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 5th at the age of 72 in Vail, AZ.

Debbie was born February 23, 1949 in Rochester, NY to Earl & Betty Chamberlain. Along with her parents she was predeceased by her Step-mother Evie Chamberlain. 

Surviving are her husband Marc Gabriel of Vail, Arizona, her brothers Chris (Rhonda) Chamberlain of California & Steve (Judy) Chamberlain of New York. She is also survived by her Step-children Debbie (Tom) Shea of Batavia, NY and Greg (Nicole) Voltura of Corfu, NY, Step-grandchildren Addison Shea, Angelo, Sara & Melissa Voltura and 2 nieces and a nephew, Scott, Meredith & Gabby as well as many close friends and fans. 

Debbie graduated from Nazareth High School in Rochester, NY and she went on to earn an Associates Degree in Hotel Management from Sullivan County Community College but singing was always her passion. She started her professional singing career at age 16. Often referred to as “Vanilla Ella,” Debbie’s voice was as powerful as the vivacious energy she brought into a room whether with family and friends or with her audience. Debbie worked with many distinguished musicians including Kenny G and Chuck Mangione. 

Debbie had an incredible voice and produced several jazz CD’s over the years! Even toured with Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer & Deepak Chopra and played shows all around the country including Madison Square Garden. She had an infectious zest for life filled with humor and joy. Similar to her ever-changing hair color and style, she was bold, blunt and beautiful. Debbie’s email address and personalized license plate perfectly described her personality - “diva girl”. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Miami Project and mailed to Debbie Shea at 9395 Shepard Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. 

 

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