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baker.jpg  Marion E. Baker, 80, of Pike passed away peacefully at her home on September 13, 2022. She was born in Warsaw on December 10, 1941 to the late Ellsworth and Evelyn (McCall) Flint. In addition to her parents, Marion is predeceased by her sister; Marilyn (Gerald) Fuller and grandson; Eric Flint.

She is survived by her spouse; Paul V. Wagner of Pike; sons Douglas (Linda) Flint of Pike and Jeff (Teresa) Flint of Pike; grandchildren Racheal Clark, Stacy Flint, Kelly Flint, Robert Flint, Marquis Flint, Steven Flint, Daniel Flint and Jessica Flint; great-grandchildren Samuel, Colton, Liam, Emerson, Kobe, Aviana, Carter, Kyra and Addison, along with several nieces and nephews.

Marion worked for the Champion Company in Perry for many years. She then became a dairy farmer until she stopped working. Marion loved to cook and bake and taking care of her flowers beds at home.

A special thank you to the employees at M&T Bank in Perry for all they have done for Marion over the years of her being a customer.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pike Rescue Squad & Fire Dept. 67 Main St. Pike, NY 14130. 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.

East Bethany ~ James V. Compton, age 80, finished the race strong, as he passed into heaven’s glory on September 13, 2022.

    james_v._compton_0.jpg He was born February 17,1942 in Batavia NY to the late Cecil and Alice Compton of East Pembroke, NY.

     James received his education at Corfu High School and worked as a milkman in the days of home delivery and then as a machinist, before going to General Motors in Rochester, where he would retire.

     His love of horses led him to Batavia Downs, where he trained and became a driver in the Harness Racing industry. Having many horses through the years, he was nicknamed “The General” by the track announcer, with his most notable horse being track legend, Michael Scores.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Sandra L. Compton; his children, Kevin Compton of E Bethany, Roger Compton and his wife, Cheryl of Bloomfield NJ, Cheryl Squire and her husband, Timothy of Wakefield NC, Jeanne Palmer and her husband, Albert of Warsaw NY.  James also has 6 grandchildren; Taylor Squire, Rachael Boynton, Aaron Pahuta, Allyssa Compton-Disla, Michael Compton and Amanda Palmer; 2 great-grandchildren, Addison Gregg and Ethan Boynton; sister-in-law, Grace Compton; brother-in-law, Wayne Speed; Patty Beverly and her family, John Nelson and his family, Geri Puma and her family, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     James is pre-deceased by his siblings, Phillip Compton, Richard Compton and Carol Speed, as well as his grandson, Zachary Squire.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 at 11:00 AM at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Rd., Batavia.  Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.

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

Lee A. Hare, 61, of Corfu, passed away peacefully at his home, Monday, September 12, 2022.

Lee was born in the Town of Tonawanda on September 12, 1961, a son of the late Joseph F. Hare, Jr. and Elaine Hare.
He was a graduate of Pembroke High School and served in the United States Marines. Lee worked for Milherst Construction for many years.

Lee is survived by his brothers, Joseph Hare III and Michael (Beth) Hare; nephew, Zachery Hare and nieces, Kayleen and Dylan McEwan; his beloved wife, Maureen Augustyn Hare; stepsons, Timothy (Nikki) Augustyn and Eric (Erica) Augustyn and step grandchildren, Kasey, Kendall, Leah and Aleigha.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Friday, September 16, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any charity for animal rescue.

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

beatricecicero.jpgBeatrice E. Cicero, 100 of Leicester, joined her husband in heaven on September 11, 2022. She was born in York, June 15, 1922 to the late Bernard and Rose (Spezzano) Brock. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley E. Cicero (1997), brothers Bernard “Bernie” and Vincent Brock.

Bea married Stanley June 24, 1948, they spent the next 49 years together. They cherished their 5 children, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Beatrice graduated from Rochester Business Institute and was a very savvy business woman. She wrote articles for the Livingston County News that many people enjoyed. Bea played the piano, was an avid gardener and was an extraordinary baker.

She is survived by her beloved children, Janice (Robert) Masonis of Perry, Stanley (Lynda) Cicero Jr. of Fairport, Joanne (Kevin) McCormick of Rochester, Stephen (Mary Ellen) Cicero of East Rochester, Julie (Bruce) Seeber, Harley (Leigha) Doneburg of Silver Springs; brother Raymond Brock, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 4 to 8pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00am Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Old Paths Chapel, 181 South Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. She will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gilead School, 181 South Main Street, Perry, NY 14530. 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.

tomd.jpg  Thomas E. Ditzel, 67, of Livonia passed away at home on Thursday, September 8, 2022 after battling a lengthy illness. He was born on June 18, 1955 in Batavia, NY to the late Jerry Ditzel and Margaret (Whaley) Smith. 

Thomas had recently retired, but had a long career in the insurance world.  He worked in the family business, The Ditzel Agency, eventually merging with Lawley Genesee. Thomas loved being with his family and especially at home at Conesus Lake.  He enjoyed being on his boat, cruising around the lake and fun 'lake days' with his wife, kids, grandkids and friends.  Thomas also really enjoyed cooking, watching the Food Network and sharing recipes with those who enjoyed the same passion.  Thomas was kind, compassionate, funny and loved by many.  

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Christine S. Ditzel; daughter, Marissa (Jeffrey) Weaver of Chili, NY; son, Michael (Brittney) Ditzel of Cleveland, OH; and son, Mark (fiancé Hannah Cerone) Ditzel of Greece, NY. Thomas (AKA 'Bumpa') had four grandchildren,  Kallie and Jackson Weaver of Chili, NY and Aryiana Schmitt and Maximilian Ditzel of Cleveland, OH; as well as numerous friends and family both old and new. 

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County CASA for Children, 1 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Donor's choice. To leave a message of condolence please visit Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. | Batavia, NY Funeral Home & Cremation or for more information call 585-343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

april_zeilman.jpgApril (Witkop) Zeilman passed away on September 6, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. April was born on April 18, 1970 in Batavia. She is the daughter of David and Linda (Hinze) Witkop.

She will forever be remembered for her smile, big heart, her bling and of course her matching shoes. She is preceded in death by her nephew Matthew Zeilman.

She is survived be her parents and also her husband, Paul, of 25 years, son Zachary (Caitlyn), sister Amy (Brian) Welsh, honorary sister Lisa (Carl) Salemi, mother-in-law Lucille Zeilman, brother-in-law James (Christine) Zeilman, sister-in-law Ginger (David) Henshall, nieces and nephews Shauna, Haley, Riley, Colby, Elizabeth, Nathan, Jacob, and great nieces and nephews Hailey, Owen and Ellianna.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 1 to 3pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St, Attica, NY 14011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ARC, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

LeRoy ~ Elizabeth A. Forti (Betty) was embraced into the loving arms of the deceased members of her family on September 2, 2022, at the Le Roy Village Green.

  elizabeth_betty_forti_0.jpg   Betty was the daughter of Michaelangelo and Rose Corcimiglia Forti. Born in 1927, she was the youngest of 8 siblings, all of whom have passed before her. They include brothers, Dr. John Forti (Adelyn) of Saint Louis, Joseph (Eileen) Forti of Batavia, Anthony (Minnie) Forti of Batavia, Sam (Sara) Forti of Oakfield, and Ned (Grace) Forti of Saint Louis. Sisters include, Carmella Forti of Le Roy, Sister Mary Camilla of Buffalo, and Lena (Peter) Macaluso of Le Roy. Survivors include sister-in-law, Grace Forti, many nieces and nephews, and her puppy, Angel.

     At the tender age of five, Betty’s Mom passed away. She helped with the family grocery store and often told the story of how she would make bread for her Daddy’s return home from work. She worked as a secretary for the LeRoy Bottling works on Mill Street and various other secretarial jobs. However, she most enjoyed her career as a private home care aide for fellow LeRoyans even into her 80s! Betty’s nieces and nephews would surely agree that she is most famous for her homemade pizza ~ the best in town.

     Betty will always be remembered as a faith-filled loving person, who put others first. She was a proud member of St. Joseph’s Church and Our Lady of Mercy Parish in LeRoy. In addition, she was an active member of Our Lady of Charity and The Third Order. Betty also helped with the collection counting and enjoyed morning coffee at McDonalds with friends after attending weekday Mass. As an active volunteer at the Le Roy Village Green, Betty helped with bingo and visited the residents. She will be missed by all those who love her dearly.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 9 from 4 ~ 6 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. Private interment in St. Francis Cemetery.

     Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to 716PAWS, 368 Darwin Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or to the Mother Teresa Outreach Program of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, NY 14482.

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

stella_peck.jpgStella May Peck, 95 of Alexander, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022 at Seneca Health Care. She was born January 29, 1927 in Alexander to the late Harold and Joy (Wight) Goodman. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Loren Peck, brother Kenneth Goodman, sister Lillian Bowen and two daughters, Rosemary and Barbara.

Mrs. Peck retired from Alexander Central School in 1997 where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the Alexander Grange, the Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association and was a past member of the Alexander Ladies’ Auxiliary. She was a member of the Mother Church of Christian Science in Boston, Massachusetts.

She is survived by her loving children; Roger (Jennie) Peck of Elma, David Peck of Silverton, OR; sisters, Irene Johncox of Clarence Center, Louise Post of Elba, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 4 to 7pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00am Celebration of her Life will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.         

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

LeRoy ~ Victoria M. "Vicki" Paladino, age 97, passed away Saturday afternoon (Sept. 3, 2022) in the loving presence of her family at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     She was born May 9, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Michael and Rose Gaeta Santini.

  victoria_paladino_0.jpg   Vicki will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and dear friend to many.  She loved to interact with people, which was reflective of her many lifetime jobs.  She was a hairdresser and real estate agent, but her most proud roles included being a volunteer at Crossroads House and working for the Cooperative Extension, where she assisted many families by going into their homes and teaching them life skills.  Vicki was also dedicated to her faith and was a member of the Mercedarian Third Order.

     She will be sadly missed by her son, Paul Paladino; daughter, Rosemary Miller; grandchildren, Michelle Miller (Matt Betzler), Gregory (Peggy) Miller and Melissa (Jim) Lytle; great-grandchildren, Jesse Lytle, Cody Lytle, Sam Miller and Emma Miller, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Vicki was predeceased by her husband, Samuel J. Paladino; sister, Marian Nicometo; son-in-law, David J. Miller and grandson, David M. Miller.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd.  (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or Volunteers for Animals of Batavia, 3841 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Bergen - Gary E. Cooper, 77 of Bergen passed away on Wednesday, (August 31, 2022) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Cooper was born on June 9, 1945 in Medina, a son of the late Albert and Ruth (Keller) Cooper.

He was a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church and was proud to have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Gary worked for New York State OGS for many years as a mechanical engineer. He loved music - playing in several local bands and was a DJ for many years. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his family.

Gary is the husband of Janice (McGarrity) Cooper of Bergen. The two were married on June 9, 1975.

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Christine (David) Childs of Churchville, and Cole Cooper of Bergen; grandchildren, Caden and Ryan Childs, and Kennedy Cooper; sisters, Joan Cooper Manley of North Chili, Sandra (Edwin) Elzer of New Jersey, and Karen (Joe) Wu of Connecticut. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a son, Clinton Cooper who passed away in 2009.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue in Bergen. Gary's Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, (September 10, 2022) at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Avenue in Bergen. A private burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund or Bergen United Methodist Church.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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