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BERGEN - Kathryn Logan, 96, of Bergen, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023, at her home in Bergen.

“Katy” Logan was born on November 7, 1926, in Shippenville, PA, the daughter of the late Milton and Mabel Greenawalt. Katy graduated from Shippenville High School and served with her husband Jack Logan in the pastoral ministry of the Free Methodist Church for 50 years. In addition, she worked as the manager of the bookstore at Roberts Wesleyan College for several years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Logan, whom she was married to for 73 years.

Kathryn is survived by; four children, Stephen (Donna) Logan of TN, Connie Logan of Bergen, Keith (Theresa) Logan of MI and Mark (Ruth, deceased) Logan of Churchville; 14 grandchildren; Jonathan (Candice) Logan, Jason Logan, Jamie (Wade) Humphries, Allison Nichols, Meredith (Stefan) Bauroth, Nicole (Matthew) Rapp, Maria Baltazar, Melinda (Jonathan) Cardenas, Melissa (David) Fite, DeWayne (Emily) Logan, Jordan (Raina) Logan, Tyler (Rebecca) Logan and Elise (Shane) Fraser; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchilden; 1 sister, Arvella Sherman of Erie, PA.

She was the sister of the late DeWayne Greenawalt; Norman Greenawalt; Junior Greenawalt; & James Greenawalt.

Friends may call on April 22, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church, 4322 Buffalo Rd., N. Chili, NY. Memorial Service will be immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at Pearce Memorial Church, with the Rev. Walter Fleming officiating. Interment will be in North Chili Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Kathryn Logan's name to Northgate Free Methodist Church toward “Gahanda Rwanda Fund”, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements for Katy were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

img_20230301_154917.jpgBatavia - Thomas  Preston  Daigler , 51  of Batavia  passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, New York.

Mr. Daigler was born Tuesday, June 1st, 1971 in Buffalo, NY a son of the late Thomas and Nancy (Simon) Daigler. 

He enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills, and Alabama Crimson Tide. Thomas loved old country music, being in nature, mountains, walking through the woods, and animals. He was a good mechanic and enjoyed working as a handyman.  

Surviving  is his son, Preston Daigler; grandson, Kayden Daigler; parents, Thomas and Nancy Daigler; sister, Heidi Daigler, and many cousins. 

In death Thomas is reunited with his special friend, Jodi Coe.

As per the family's request there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of H. E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home. 

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

austin_king_kinney1.jpgAustin King-Kinney, 29 of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (February 25, 2023) at his residence.

He was born January 3, 1994 in Batavia, NY, a son of David and Katie King Kinney of Oakfield.

He was a smart kid who enjoyed the in and outs of computer technology. Austin also loved animals and nature. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Austin was met in heaven with his grandmother Katherine “Mama” King and aunt, Donna King.

Surviving besides his parents are his brother, Zander Kinney of Oakfield. Grandfather, Theodore King of Elba. Uncle, Theodore King II of Basom. Also survived by several extended family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday (March 5, 2023), 2:00pm at the Alabama Fire Hall, 2230 Judge Rd, Basom, NY 14013.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Wyoming ~ Craig Thomas Harkins, age 67, of Transit Road, passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 28, 2023) at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

    craig_harkins_0.jpg He was born April 29, 1955 in Batavia, a son of the late Francis G. Harkins and Patricia A. Whaley.

     Craig will be remembered as a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend.  He was a 1973 graduate of Pavilion Central School and was involved in dairy farming all his life.  In 1986, Craig established his own dairy farm, where he especially enjoyed his time working with his grandchildren.  He was a Wyoming County board member for the Town of Middlebury and enjoyed playing cards and golfing with his friends.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara Boening Harkins; sons, Thomas (Jenny) Harkins and Robert (Shanon) Harkins; grandchildren, Cooper, Addison, Jayden, Olivia and Ella; sisters, Karen (Todd Hughes) Donofrio of FL and Beth (Carl) Herman of Warsaw; sister-in-law, Linda Harkins of AZ; mother-in-law, Ruth Boening; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Ronald) Coniber and Christine (Arnold) Logsdon, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, Craig was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Harkins and his father-in-law, Richard Boening.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Mar. 4 from 1 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Craig are suggested to either the Wyoming Hook & Ladder Co., 26 Maple St., Wyoming, NY 14591 or Pavilion FFA, c/o Pavilion Central School, 7014 Big Tree Rd., Pavilion, N.Y. 14525.

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

Corfu - Terry L. Smith, 67, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023, at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1955, in Batavia, son of the late Reuben “Bud” and Mary Smith.

Terry enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool, NASCAR and the Buffalo Bills. Some of his fondest memories were of spending time with family and friends at Muskellunge Lake and having a cold one with his buddies at Dadio’s and Log Cabin.

He will be forever loved and missed by his children Jeremy, Jennifer (Mike McDonald) and Bradley (Kolleen Cassidy); the mother of his children, Peggy Smith; his granddaughter Mary McDonald; his longtime companion Cindi Cummings and her son Eric; his brothers Lawrence and James (late Sandra); nieces, nephews, dear friends and his cat Felix.

Family and friends may call Saturday, March 4th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Burial in Evergreen Hill Cemetery will be at a later date.

joyce1.jpg  Joyce (Hoover) Meisner, 88, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Monday February 27, 2023 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 17, 1934 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Agnes Hoover of Darien Center. In addition to her parents, Joyce is predeceased by her husband; Robert D. Meisner; grandson David McCarthy; siblings William, Harvey and Robert Hoover, June Leonard and Jean Swanson.  

Joyce was a self-employed hairstylist for over 60 years. She and her husband owned and operated North Vine Beauty Salon as well as Elite Beauty Salon and Miss Joyce Hairstylist

She was an accomplished artist and was involved in the local Arts Council for many years. As a lover of all animals, dogs were her favorite and she was able to capture their likenesses in several portraits. She kept “old fashioned fun” alive with her children and grandchildren, playing dress-up, arts and crafts, games and an annual New Year’s Eve sleepover. Artistic talent beyond the canvas, she was famous for her off the wall culinary concoctions. She and her family traveled extensively across the country and to Alaska, but their favorite destination was at “camp” in the Adirondacks.  

She was active in the community and enjoyed Bingo. Often times she was the one driving the “Bingo Bus” to ensure her non-driving friends we able to participate.   

She is survived by her children; Mary (Michael) McCarthy of Batavia, Paul (Kathy Wojtas) Meisner of Lancaster, Don (Dottie) Meisner of San Antonio, Texas; her grandchildren, Joe Pastore, Stephanie Pastore, Brian (Kristine) McCarthy, Lori (Stan) Sauls, Sarah (Greg) Emerson, Christina (Gabe) Rosas, Alicia (Byron) Clark, Brandon (Abby) Meisner and Ellee Meisner; several great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving sister and best friend; Patricia Keene whom she also worked with for over 60 years.

Friends are invited to call on from 10:00AM – 12:00PM on Thursday March 2, 2023 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020, where a 12:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the David McCarthy Memorial Foundation 5016 Terry Hills Dr. 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.

Pavilion – Robert H. Conibear, age 79, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Wyoming County Community Hospital.

He was born on January 18, 1944, in Oakfield, a son of the late George Conibear and Lois Brumsted Conibear.

An employee at Lapp Insulator, he liked working on cars and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed boating, fishing and snowmobiling. He enjoyed watching NASCAR where he cheered for Joey Logano and going to local speedways to watch dirt track racing.

He is survived by his son, Paul (Dawn) Conibear;  his grandchildren, Ava and Drew Conibear; Paul’s mother, Carol Stringham; his sisters, Donna (Lyle) Smart, Pat (Joe) Strabel and Carol (late Scott) Orto; his brother, Donald “Butch” (Nancy) Smithgall along with nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his step father, Glen Smithgall and his brother, Allen Smithgall.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation at 7 pm. He will be laid to rest privately in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Annemarie Keuerleber, 90, of Batavia, passed away on February 25, 2023 at St. Ann's Nursing Home in Rochester.

Annemarie was born March 31,1932 in Schlochau, Germany, a daughter of the late Otto and Martha (Schulz) Koch.

Annemarie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Moose Club.  She enjoyed bowling at Mancuso Lanes, traveling, music and playing euchre.  Along with her late husband, Heinz, they owned the former Lock's Motel in Batavia from 1964-1975 and enjoyed twenty years together spending summers at their cottage on Canandaigua Lake.  Annemarie was a food server at the Batavia City School District for 17 years.

Surviving are her daughters, Susan (Gary) Pratt of Rochester, Diane (late Richard) McCowen of Houston, Texas and Christine (Michael) Ciminelli of Fairport; a sister, Bruni (late Dieter) Schafer of Germany; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Heinz Keuerleber.

There are no prior calling hours.  Annemarie's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

Batavia - Bruce  K  Ames , 56  of Batavia and Rochester passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at his Home in Batavia, NY.

Mr. Ames was born Sunday, August 14th, 1966 in Rochester, NY a son of the late Beryl Senton and Gail Ann (Wales) Ames

Bruce enjoyed watching t.v., hard rock music, spending time with friends, and working with his hands.

Surviving are daughter, Christina Ames; sisters, Debbie (Ronald) Granger and Marcie Marsik.

Preceded in death by his parents, Beryl Senton and Gail Ann Ames; siblings, Tammy Lynn Bischoping, Susan Diane Granger, and Jeffery Hands.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co., Inc.. As per the family's request there will be no services. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

laird_helen_-_photo4.jpgHelen W. Laird, 100 of Batavia, NY passed away peacefully on Friday (February 24, 2023) at the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia, NY. 

She was born June 6, 1922 in Palmerton, PA, a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Stigura Wargo. 

Helen was employed at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia, NY for over 20 years until her retirement in 1981. During her employment she held many positions including seamstress, in which she made bedding and curtains for the residing students. 

Helen was a skilled knitter and crocheter. She enjoyed making doilies, tablecloths, sweaters, baby blankets and afghans for family and friends. Helen also enjoyed baking and looked forward to baking 20+ varieties of Christmas cookies every holiday season. 

Helen lost her son PFC Richard F. Laird during the Vietnam War, 6 days before his 21st birthday, in November 1967 making her a “Gold Star” mother and the last remaining in Genesee County. 

Helen was the wife of the late Vernon D. Laird, who passed away October 3, 1999 and mother to the late PFC Richard F. Laird (1967), Patricia A. Eaton (2014) and Nancy E. Curtis (2021). Helen was also the last remaining Wargo sibling. Her brothers and sisters were Mary, Charles, Anna, George, Andrew and Johnny. 

Survivors include a son, Larry (Ellen) Laird of Lancaster, NY and a daughter, Susan (Terry) Zilenski of Oakfield, NY.  Grandchildren include Kathleen (Todd) Bender, Bradley (Michele) Rodon, Tersa (Dan) Lane, Kelly Kabel, Melissa (Rick) Pendleton and David Zilenski. Helen is also survived by six great-grandchildren. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (March 3rd) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 11:00am at St. Padre Pio Parish, 55 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Batavia.

Memorial contributions in her name may be offered to a charity of the donors preference. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





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