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Gary A. Floar, 78, of Batavia, formerly of Lyndonville and Rochester, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 29, 2020. Gary was born on August 29, 1942 in Syracuse to the late Burnett and Florence Floar. In addition to his parents, Gary is predeceased by two brothers; Burnett and Neil Floar both of Rochester.

Gary enjoyed the outdoors and loved animals.

He is survived by his best friend “Bunny Rabbit” Diane Ball of Elba; one daughter Jodi M. (Floar) Zeppetella of Albion; 3 grandchildren Casey A. Busenbark, Brian Russo and Kassidy M. Hastings.

A private burial was performed on September 2, 2020 at Grandview Cemetery.

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.

Delevan, N.Y. ~ Miguel Angel DeJesus “ Mike", "Pops", "Papi”, age 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

     He was born July 2nd, 1947, in Salinas, Puerto Rico, to Pablo DeJesus and Rosa Rivera. He was married to Betty R. DeJesus, his wife of 32 years.

     Miguel loved to enjoy the finer things in life like spending time outside with his many dogs, fishing and watching TV with his wife.

     He is survived by his wife, Betty and his children, Marisol DeJesus, Miguel DeJesus Jr. of FL, Diana DeJesus of NJ, Mickey, Gregory and William DeJesus of LeRoy; his grandchildren, Dominic, Aliyah, Harlan DeJesus, as well as many others.

     Any other family and friends, whose lives Miguel touched are invited to call on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy, NY. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)  His burial will immediately follow visitation at the Stafford Rural Cemetery on Transit Road, Stafford, NY.

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

Kenneth L. Goodman of Alexander, passed away August 31, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Alexander on September 25, 1933, the son of the late Harold & Joy (Wight) Goodman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Susan (Green) Goodman; son Leslie A. Goodman, and daughter-in-law, Mary Goodman.

He is survived by his sisters, Irene Johncox, Lillian Bowen, Stella Peck, and Louise (Ken) Post; sisters-in-law Natalie (Kenneth) Eddy and Judith (Joseph) Spin. He will be dearly missed by his companion of many years, Nancy Gerspacher.

Ken leaves behind his children, son James Goodman; daughters Debra (Craig) Lund and Kate (John Hanobik) Goodman; daughter-in-law Christine Goodman; grandchildren Nick (Laura) Hanobik, Rebecca (Fred) Gregio, Elizabeth Hanobik, Brendan “Jake” (Shea Coleman) Lund, Michael Lund, Zachary Goodman.  

He enjoyed his farm life and ran a successful sawmill operation and welding supply business. Ken was a life member of the Alexander Fire Department and WNY Gas & Steam Association where he served as director for several years. He cherished his time with many friends as he pursued several other hobbies.

A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.

Memorials can be made to Home Health Care & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020; Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005 or WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association, P.O. Box 75, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.

It is with great sadness that the family of Gisela Elizabeth Fueglein announces her passing on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at the age of 83.

She was born February 18, 1937 in Bergrheinfeld, Germany and traveled to Batavia with her husband in 1955. Shortly afterwards she became the proud owner of “Gisela’s Beauty Shop,” which she operated until 2001.  She devoted over 20 years of selfless volunteer work as an aquatic instructor in the ‘rusty hinges’ program.

Gisela will be forever remembered by her beloved husband of 63 years, Eric. She is preceded in death by her loving daughter Tamy (Mark) Butcher. She will be fondly remembered as the best Omi to Aimee (Adam) Snyder and Kimberlee (Brian) Carpenter and to four great grandchildren (Ava, Colin, Evan, and Owen).

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with entombment in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to give.ocrahope.org or Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, suite 2110, New York, NY 10122. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

John  A.  Rumble, 69,  of Medina, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Medina Memorial Hospital.

John was born April 7th, 1951 in Batavia, the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Prentice) Rumble.

John loved spending time with his family and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband.  He enjoyed tractors and spending time outdoors.  John was a past Chief for the East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department.  He worked at LeRoy Machine and also Perry's Ice Cream in Akron.  

John was a fighter who dealt with many long illnesses throughout his life.

John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Palenski) Rumble of Medina; his children, John R. "Spike" Rumble of Batavia, Laurie (Rick) Smith of Basom and Melanie Rumble of East Bethany; grandchildren, Ally, Myah and Coleton; sisters, JoAnn (Ron) Spears of Bradenton, FL, Laura (Charles) Yueckstock of Batavia and Diane (Dennis) Zuch of Batavia; several nieces and nephews and his dog, Uno.

John's services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's memory may be made to Medina Dialysis, 11020 West Center Street Ext., Medina, NY 14103, Shelby Volunteer Fire Company, 4677 Alabama Road, Medina, NY 14103 or to the family.

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

Arrangements for John were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

LeRoy ~ Lawrence Peter Steen, 94, passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2020.

     He was born to the late Edith Roberts Steen and Lawrence Steen.

     He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Regina Van Alst Steen; daughters, Barbara Steen, Nancy (Michael) Glover and Dorothy (Ed) Schramm; special granddaughter, Alexandra (John Dawson) Glover; sisters, Vee (Earl) DeLong and Sally (Robert) Bickford; sister-in-law, Kathleen Steen, along with several nieces and nephews.

     He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert (Joan) Steen and Thomas Steen and sisters, Arlene (Carl) Murray and Jean (Lester) Allen. 

     Pete graduated from LeRoy High School and was a proud member of the '43-'44 undefeated football team.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and served aboard the USS New Jersey in the South Pacific during World War II.  Pete was a life-time member of the Sampson WWII Veterans, USS New Jersey Veterans, the United States Navy Memorial, the American Legion and the Oatka Fish and Game Club.  He was an employee of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation for 33 years.

     There will be no calling hours or services as per Pete's request.

     Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Botts Fiorito Post 576, 53 West Main Street, LeRoy, NY 14482 or the LeRoy Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 56, LeRoy, NY 14482.

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

zajaczkowski_margaret_-_photo.jpgMargaret Irene Zajaczkowski, 94 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (August 30, 2020) at Gateway Home in Attica, NY.

She was born January 9, 1926 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late William and Ethel Smith Gahagan.

Margaret was employed as a sales clerk for Big N and Kmart prior to her retirement. She enjoyed bowling, walking, crossword puzzles, watching tv and was a longtime parishioner of Resurrection Parish. Most of all she enjoyed her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her loving heart.

She married Matthew Zajaczkowski on November 27, 1948 and they shared a wonderful life together until his passing in 2007.

Survivors include her sons, Stephen (Jean) Zajaczkowski of Batavia and Joseph (Jean) Zajaczkowski of Alexander. Sister, Marlene Wicks of Batavia. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Christine and James Zajaczkowski and sister of the late Elizabeth Darby, Elmer Gahagan, Eleanor Zajaczkowski, Betty Sojda, William “Pat” Gahagan and Clarence “Fetch” Gahagan.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (September 3rd) from 3-6pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 11:00am at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Gerald E. Hensel, 64, of Oakfield, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Jerry was born on October 2, 1955, in Batavia, a son of Elaine Cummings Hensel and the late Frederick J. Hensel, Sr.  Along with his father, Jerry was predeceased by his brother, Frederick J. Hensel Jr., his son, Thomas Hensel and his nephew, Chuck Hensel.

Jerry was a meat cutter for over 30 years at Tops Market in Batavia.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Elaine C. Hensel; his grandson, Dominic Herrmann; his niece, Becky Hensel and his nephew, Chris (Amber) Hensel and a sister-in-law, Beverly Hensel.

There are no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

James E. Lytle, 80, of LeRoy, NY passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Strong Memorial Hospital, on August 28, 2020. 

     Jim was born on October 26, 1939 in Madison, Wisconsin to Harold and Edna Lytle. After retiring from Lapp Insulator, he opened J & L Precision, a successful machine shop, in LeRoy, that he ran with his wife.  You could always find Jim on the golf course, playing cards with family and friends, or relaxing at home with the love of his life, Laurita, and his beloved dog, Tanner. He was an amazing man and will be missed by many. 

     Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bobby. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Laurita, his siblings Linda (Vinny) Lyons and Charlie (Paul) Lytle, his children, Leslie Laurie-Nicoll, Marcy (Louis) Fishgold, Holly Murphy, Jamie Amburgey, Jimmy (Melissa) Lytle, stepchildren Heather (Rick) Bryant, Heidi Bogue, 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, along with many dear friends.

     Visitation will be held at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 4-7 PM.

     A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM.

     In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please donate in Jim’s name to St Jude Children's Hospital.  donate-to-st-jude-today.html.

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

richardcholbrook.jpgRichard Charles (Dick) Holbrook went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020. He was born on February 13, 1928 to Esther Rose Stumm and Louis Henry Holbrook in Buffalo, N.Y.

Dick was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, dairy farmer, genealogist, and WWII veteran.

After graduating early from Attica High School, Dick enlisted in the US Navy in March 1946. He served in the Navy Air Corps Group VA 9V as 3rd Class Petty Officer on the USS Philippine Sea as rear gunman on SB2C Helldiver aircraft. Following his return, he met Shirley Thelma West, who was working as a bank teller in Attica. They married June 9, 1951 and celebrated 67 years of marriage at the time of her passing on June 21, 2018. Dick was a dairy farmer in Orangeville for many years then worked as a supervisor at the Attica prison farm.

Dick is preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley Thelma Holbrook, mother Esther Rose Underwood, and father Louis Holbrook.

Dick is survived by his son John (Terry) Holbrook of Sykesville, MD; daughter Janet (Robert) Monaco of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Lindsey (Andrew) Delis, Phillip (Amanda) Holbrook, Christine, Jialing, and Ryan Monaco; great-grandchildren Benjamin and Eleni Delis; brother Roger (Trish) Underwood; and cousins Judy (David) Breckenridge and Elaine (Joseph) Amedick.

A private viewing will be held for immediate family Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Marley Funeral Home, followed by a 2 p.m. graveside service at Pleasant View Cemetery for anyone wishing to attend.  The cemetery is adjacent to Orangeville Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2165 Exchange Street Road, Attica. The family understands Covid-19 concerns, and respects decisions not to attend. For those attending, social distancing should be practiced, and face coverings worn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard C. Holbrook’s name to Orangeville Immanuel United Church of Christ Perpetual Trust, c/o Eddie Hirsch, 10332 Old Creek Road, Alexander, N.Y. 14005-9745. 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.




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