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Dennis M. Giles, 74, of Oakfield, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Dennis was born January 9, 1947 in Buffalo, a son of the late Eileen (Cleworth) Knaus.

Dennis was a member of the American Legion and the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church.  He was a NASCAR fan who enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and hunting.  Dennis was an avid collector. A veteran, Dennis served with the United States Navy. He sold trucks at Bison Ford  in the 70's and then moved to heavy duty truck part sales and then sales manager at various companies in the last years of his career.

Surviving are his wife, Anita Giles of Oakfield; son, David (Charmaine Bartolomei) Giles of Oakfield; brother, Jeff Giles of Orchard Park; sister, Jeanine Bailey of Hamburg; sister-in-law, Sandra Trimmer of Oakfield; step-granddaughter, Malena Bartolomei; nieces and nephews, Stacy, Jamie, Jessie, Emily Trimmer, Christopher (Joliene) Pritchard, Nicholas (Sarah Wilder) Pritchard and Jeremy (Jennifer) Pritchard and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceded in death by his brother, Gary Giles.

Dennis's Memorial Service is by invitation only.  His service can be viewed live Monday at 5:00 p.m. by logging onto https://www.bataviafuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Dennis-Giles/.  Private burial will be in Alabama Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021,www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.  

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

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

eugenensmith.jpegEugene N. Smith, 82, of Attica, passed away peacefully at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. He was born on July 25, 1938 in Buffalo to to the late Felix (Harriett Bryant) Smith. He is preceded in death by grandson Aiden Durmotte Smith, siblings, Paul, Willard, Joseph, Bernard and John Smith; Agnes Ortez, Margaret Reddus, Barbara Cambell.

Mr. Smith was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Janet (Nicholson) Smith of Attica, children, Gordon (Roseanne) Smith of Lancaster, Kathleen (Anthony) Cangianiello of Java, James Smith of Attica, Andrew (Julie) Smith of Lancaster, sister Eileen (Vincent) Ventien of Tonawanda; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 4th at Sts Joachim & Anne RC Church, 50 East Ave., Attica, NY 14011.

The 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 the church or Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

siuta.jpg  Doris A. Siuta, 64, of Perry passed away on April 27, 2021. She was born on January 15, 1957 to the late Edward and Rose (Pirro) Siuta.

Doris loved bowling, the Buffalo Bills and listening to music, especially Elvis Presley.

She is survived by her siblings; Raymond (Deborah) Siuta of Wyoming, NY, and Lorraine Hough of Waxhaw, NC; a niece Lynne (Scott) Herr and nephews; Ray (Lisa) Siuta and Erik (Ashley) Siuta; 2 great nieces Ella and Maddie Siuta and a great-nephew Noah Herr.

Friends are invited to call on Monday May 3, 2021 from 10:00-11:30AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00PM noon Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. Doris will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

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 the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming 18 Main St. Mt. Morris, NY 14510  www.lwarc.org. 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.

George H. Yager, 69 years of Goodyear Lake and formerly of Byron passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his home.

He was born September 30, 1951 in Fulton the son of the late Rev. George Howard and Edna (Topliffe) Yager.

George served his country in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. 

George was 1969 graduate of Alexander Central School and a 1981 Genesee Community College graduate with and associates degree in model making.

After moving to Goodyear Lake from Byron, George began working at ONC BOCES as a teacher’s aide. George enjoyed model making, photography, riding an ATV, watching NASCAR, boating and jet skiing on the lake and hosting his annual 4th of July gatherings. 

He was a member of the Veterans Association, the Goodyear Lake Association and ONC BOCES.

George is survived by his two sons, David and Mariana Yager and Michael and Laura Yager of Ft. Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Lucas, Julia, Sophia, Micaela and Emilia Yager; the mother of his children, Judy Yager of Byron; and one sister, Alice and Raymond Barone of Penn Yan.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM. A private celebration of life service with Rev. Stephen D. Fournier officiating.

For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to either Goodyear Lake Association, PO Box 62, Colliersville, New York 13743 or to the Yager family in loving memory of George H. Yager.

To send the family an online condolence please visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

It is with deep sadness that the family of Scott Christopher Brown II ("Scooter") announce his unexpected death on April 21, 2021.

Scott is the son of Scott C. Brown, Lobelville, Tenn., and the brother of Abigayle R. Brown, Charlotte, N.C.

Scott was born on May 5, 1988 and graduated from Pembroke High School in 2006.

He resided in Charleston, S.C., and was a valued member of the "Family" at Oak Steakhouse in Charleston. 

Scott was predeceased by his grandparents "Babe" and "Dolly" Gioia, Jack and Loretta Brown, cousins Teddy Corbett, Jason Gioia, uncles Johnny Gioia and Larry Brown, all of whom were so special to him.

Scooter will be greatly missed by his father Scott (Jean Peca), sister Abigayle (Peter Grollitsch), his loving aunts and uncles, cousins, coworkers and many friends.

Arrangements are currently being finalized and a memorial service/internment will be announced at a future date.

LeRoy ~ Angela R. Carli, age 46, of Genesee Street, passed away at home unexpectedly on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

     She was born June 29, 1974 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Ronald and Betty Cone Carli.

     Angela was a graduate of the Rochester School for the Deaf, Genesee Community College and SUNY Brockport.  She was an avid New York Yankees fan, with Derek Jeter being her all time favorite player.  Her passion for baseball translated to the field, as she was an outstanding shortstop in softball, winning accolades while playing for the School for the Deaf.

     She is survived by her siblings, Todd (Jamie) Carli, Bob (Trisha) Riggi, John (Mary) Riggi and JoAnne Riggi; sister-in-law, Teri Riggi; nieces and nephews, Ashley, Dylan and Kasey Carli, Matt, Emma and Lindsey Riggi, Kelsey and Travis Riggi, Samantha Engelhardt and Ryan Riggi, Maddison Churchill, Aaron, Dominic and Hannah Riggi; great-nieces and nephew, Chloe Riggi, Delilah Maskell, Hunter and Eddy Engelhardt; uncle, Jerel (Elaine) Carli; aunts, Deb Finbar, Darryl (Dan) Pfendler and Pat Carli; her beloved service dogs, Daisy and Sadie, along with many cousins and friends.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, David Riggi.

     A memorial service for Angela will be held at a later date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Angela can be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

zittel3.jpg  Madonna M. Zittel, 74, of Alden passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital.  Madonna was born July 25, 1946 to the late Francis & Mildred George.  She married Jack Zittel on October 2, 1965 and they were happily married until Jack’s passing on December 18, 2003. 

Madonna is survived by three children; daughter Sheri Zittel of Alden, son James F. (Carol) Zittel of Strykersville, son Frederick (Jennifer) Zittel of Strykersville; two grandchildren Ashley (Brian) Huber of Tonawanda and James R. Zittel of Charleston, SC. She is also survived by brothers; Norman George, Francis (Diana) George, Ronald (Rebecca J.) George, the late Lawrence (Rebecca A.) George, sister Melanie (David) Rayner, also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Madonna was devoted to her family and the love of her life, her husband, Jack.  She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of St. John Neumann Parish, St. Cecilia site.  Madonna enjoyed going to bingo and at local fire department events you were sure to find her at the bingo tables.  She was often on the telephone with family and friends near and far singing a cheerful Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary message.  She will be dearly missed.

There will be no prior calling hours. The family will be holding a private service on April 27, 2021. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sheldon Fire Department, 923 Centerline Rd., Strykersville, NY 14145.  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.  

dscott.jpg  It is with deep sadness that the family of Daniel K. Scott (age 64) of Byron, announces his passing. He died peacefully on April 15, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and two children.

Dan was born on December 16, 1956 in Batavia to parents Carl (Cathy) and Barbara Scott. He married his high school sweetheart, Kim (Hart) on October 20, 1979. They went on to create a beautiful family and homestead in Byron. 

Dan dedicated his entire life to caring for his family and worked tirelessly to leave the world better than he found it. Dan was actively involved with his church family at Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors, taking walks with his wife and dog, Riley, hiking and canoeing in the Adirondacks, traveling out west, maintaining his garden and property, and being "papa" to his three beautiful granddaughters. 

His memory will be kept alive by his wife of 41 years, Kim (Hart) Scott, his children Katelyn (David) Lee and Jason (Brianna) Scott, as well as his granddaughters Madison Lee, Harper Lee, and Adalynn Scott. Dan will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Scott, Steven Scott (Becky Green), Anne (Richard) Bird, and Karen (Brian) Laney, along with many adoring nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father-in-law Burton Hart, and will be remembered fondly by his mother-in-law Eleanor Hart, as well as his sister- and brother-in-laws Pamela (Charles) Gugel and Todd (Valerie) Hart. 

A private Celebration of Dan's life and legacy will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate as you are able to the International Mesothelioma Program who provided incredible support and treatment for Dan and his family throughout his illness. You may give in Dan's honor via www.giving.brighamandwomens.org/imp or by mailing a check to: Brigham and Women's Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave. 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 and designating to the International Mesothelioma Program. If you are unable to donate, please consider planting a tree or taking a nature walk in Dan's honor. 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.

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.

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