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Mark L. Cooley, 69, of Batavia, passed away on July 25, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mark was born July 3, 1953, in Batavia, a son of the late Edward and Audrey (Ponivas) Cooley.

Mark was a welder for 45 years at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and hunting.

Surviving are his wife, Debra Cooley of Batavia; his daughters, Kristal Jackson of Rochester and Amy (Kevin) Singleton of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Jordan, Justyce, Malachi and Jadyn; brothers, Peter (Claudia) Cooley of LeRoy and Paul (Sharon) Cooley of Greece, NY and several nieces and nephews

There are no prior calling hours.  Mark's funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 30 at Stafford Rural Cemetery, 8971 Transit Road in Stafford.  

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

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

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

LeRoy ~ Joan E. Smith, age 86, passed away Saturday evening (July 23, 2022) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

   joan_e._smith_0.jpg  She was born July 7, 1936 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Sam and Edna Kenward Quible.

     Joan was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who will be remembered as a fabulous cook and for her love of gardening, especially caring for her roses.  She enjoyed traveling, knitting and making porcelain dolls, along with the clothing for each one.  Joan was employed for US Gypsum and involved in 4 H, the Cooperative Extension and she along with her husband, Trent, were foster parents to many infants throughout the 1960's and 1970's.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband of almost 68 years, Trent Smith; her children, Susan (Edward) Walf, Lori (Roger) Bischoff, Michele (Brian) Stricker and John C. Smith; grandchildren, Kristen (Andrew) Ganshaw, Andrew (Deborah) Walf, Adam (Alicia) Bischoff, Hope (Andrew) Aguado, Paige (Michael) Stasko, Steven Beach, Jordan (Jeslene) Beach; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Ron) Mayback and Brenda (Tim) Jeffs, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

    In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, LaVerne Quible and Ronald Quible.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020

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

Byron- Carol Grace (nee: Mooney) Stamp, age 83 of Byron, died Monday July 25, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her children. A devoted wife & mother of 7, grandmother of 15, & great-grandmother to 1, she was passionate about spending time with her family more than anything.  Carol was the adored anchor to her extended family, staying connected was always her goal. She was a valued member of the Byron Presbyterian Church.  Being a strong woman of faith, she was a Prayer Warrior for anyone in need, always putting others before herself. Carol was a retired home-health care aide, where she found her calling in serving elders with the Genesee Orleans Homemakers Inc.  She then came out of retirement to share her expertise of child care by working with infants at a local daycare center.  In her “spare time,” she also enjoyed gardening, music, multiple pets, and her dear neighbors.

Devoted mother of Mitchell (Michele) Stamp, Michael (Diane) Stamp, Lori J. (Keith) Pafk, Brian (Dawn) Stamp, Lisa J. (Michael) Warner, Darin Stamp, Lanette Janene “Jeanie” (Todd) Sloat, and a dear friend and caregiver, Susan Carpenter; beloved grandmother of Jayme (Nick) Martell, Erin, Sean, Adrienne, Paul (Brittany), Leah (James Halsey) and Billirich Stamp; Neil (Zoe Whitehurst) and Kyle (Jessica Hall) Pafk; Michael, Matthew (Sammy) and William (Olivia Nucetelli) Warner; Jordan and Lacey J. (Dave Stishan) Sloat, Larisa J. (Matthew) Chiverton; loving great-grandmother of Maci Sue Martell; dear sister of Jerald (Sue) Mooney; sister-in-law of Florence Mooney, and aunt to many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Carol is predeceased by her husband, Nelson N. Stamp, who died January 2, 2013; her parents, William H. and Pearl E. Mooney; her brothers, William (Deloris “Pete”), Richard “Jack,” (Irma) Edmund (Geraldine), Fredrick, and Jerome Mooney; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Stamp.

Friends and family may call Friday from 5-8 PM at the H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. 403 East Main Street, Batavia. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11AM at the Byron Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main Street, Byron, NY 14422, with the Rev. James Renfrew, officiating. A light reception will follow services in the church fellowship hall which is handicap accessible. Burial will be private in the North Byron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Byron Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Byron, New York 14422. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

anthony1.jpg  Johanna F. Anthony, 95, of Batavia passed away peacefully on July 19, 2022. She was born in Mainstockheim, Germany on April 15, 1927 to the late Heinrich and Elizabeth (Spiegel) Goller. In addition to her parents, Johanna is predeceased by her husband; Theodore Anthony, along with 9 siblings.

She is survived by her niece; Diane (David) Horning; 6 great nieces and nephews and 5 great-great nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held for immediate 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.

Elba - Rick W.  Rohan, 63 passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 after a short and arduous battle with cancer.

Rick was born March 10, 1959 in Batavia, a son of the late Herbert Rohan and Martha Forman Rohan.

He will be missed by his wife, Carolyn “Carrie” DeMare Rohan whom he married on February 2, 1991; his children who were his pride and joy, Alicia C. (Ben Cherry) Rohan of Otego and Connor C. (Lily Kaufman) Rohan of Buffalo;  his siblings, Nancy (David) Steele, Denis (Janet) Rohan and Dona Tetter; brothers-in-law, Joe DeMare, Tony (Cathy) DeMare, Frank (Sue) DeMare, Daniel (Nadeen) DeMare; sisters-in-law, Rosanne DeMare and Mary (Dan) DeMare and  his mother-in-law, Josephine DeMare. Rick had many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins, including Mary Forman, who was near and dear to Rick.

Rick was a hardworking, loving family man. Everything he did was done with his family in mind. Hardships he endured were met with levity and a sense of humor up until his final days. Rick was a true friend to all.

Rick will be laid to rest privately with his family in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.  Rick’s Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 at the Elba Fire Department Recreation Hall, 7143 Oak Orchard Road on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 1 pm to 7 pm.  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, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Lawrence E. Dills, 82, lifelong resident of East Bethany, passed away on July 20, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born November 14, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Lamont and Clara (Squires) Dills.

Lawrence enjoyed riding his Harley, scuba diving, skiing, rollerskating, traveling, working on cars and reading.  He was a miner for 28 years at Retsof Salt Mines.

Surviving are his siblings, Pat (Wilbur) Lewis, Douglas (Maureen) Dills, Gary (Myrna) Dills, James Dills, Robert (Betty) Dills and Nancy (Steve) Rankin and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with his parents, Lawrence is predeceased by his brother, John Dills.   

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054.  

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

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

Gerald Norbert Fuerch, age 79, entered his heavenly home on July 22, 2022, with his family by his side at UMMC in Batavia.   He was born May 19, 1943, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Norbert and Arlene Fuerch.   He graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1961, served in the US Navy, and attended Erie County Community College.   He earned his journeyman papers as a tool and die maker from St. Mary’s Manufacturing in North Tonawanda, New York, and worked for Eastman Kodak, and Delco (ITT, Valeo) from where he retired in 2001.

   gerald_fuerch_0.jpg  He is survived by his wife of 52 years Sharon (Patterson), son, David (Tanya) Fuerch of Versailles, Kentucky, daughter, Fay Fuerch of Stafford, granddaughter, Kimberly Fuerch of Versailles, sister, Linda (Randy) Jasulevich of North Tonawanda, brother, Les (Mary) Fuerch of Young Harris, Georgia, brother, the late, Duane (Janine) Fuerch of North Tonawanda, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Gerry is predeceased by his parents, Norbert and Arlene Fuerch.

     Gerry served in the volunteer fire service for 61 years.  At the age of 18, Gerry joined his hometown fire department, Bergholz Fire Department, and upon moving to Greece, later joined the North Greece Fire Department.   After moving to the area in 1973, he joined the Bergen Fire Department, where he served as chief from 1991-1992, president of the department, president of the Board of Directors, and fire police captain.   After moving to Pavilion in 2014, he joined the Pavilion Fire Department and served as Fire Police Captain and chairman of the Fire Commissioners.  He restored Bergholz’s 1933 American LaFrance to running condition, taking it to many parades and antique vehicle shows, and recently donated it back to that department.  He was a member of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motorized Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA).

     He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church Brockport (formerly Concordia Lutheran Church), having served there in many capacities including president of the congregation, usher, chicken bbq cook, and a constant volunteer who always had a truck or trailer available for any situation.

     He enjoyed boating and hunting at their cabin in the Adirondacks where he served as treasurer of the Beaver River Property Owners Association for over 20 years.  Nascar, golf, and the Yankees were his favorite sports to watch on TV, and he was able to have a ride-along at Daytona Race Track as well as make yearly trips with friends to Dover Race Track.  Gerry enjoyed his Harley Davidson, 1956 Cadillac, and Corvette, and was always willing to share that enjoyment with others.  

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, July 28 from 3 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  A firefighter’s memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM.  A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held at a later date in the Fall at the Hope Lutheran Church, Brockport.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pavilion Fire Department or the Bergen Fire Department.  

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

meyers_photo.jpgPauline M. "Polly" Meyers of Webster, NY, passed away, Friday, July 22, 2022 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Pauline (nee:Day) Scherf; husband, Paul Joseph Meyers; son, Robert Charles Meyers; grandchildren, Pauline Elizabeth "Pepe" Pieramico and Carrie Elizabeth Meyers; son-in-law, Emanuel F. "Neil" Pieramico; daughter-in-law, Geraldine A. "Gerry" Meyers; nephew, Michael Taggert Mangus.

Polly was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She and Paul were married in 1949 and spent 25 years in Attica, NY where they raised their children before moving to Webster, NY where they owned and operated the Denonville Inn for 37 years.

Survived by her son, Peter Michael (Gabrielle); daughters, Deborah Carol Pieramico and Julie Ann (Tom) Smith; sister, Carol Walker (Bill Butters); sisters-in-law, Catherine Eckhoff, Theresa (Joseph) Corigliano, Marsha Bugajski and Gail Schalk; best friend, Shirley Kelly; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are welcome Saturday, July 30th from 10am-12pm at the Profetta Funeral Chapel, 1650 Empire Blvd. Webster, NY.

Batavia - William S. Hume, Sr., age 51, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital.

Mr. Hume was born Tuesday, June 29th, 1971 in Batavia, a son of  Daniel Hume Sr. of Las Vegas and the late Linda Townsend Hume. 

He worked with Stafford Painters for many years. He enjoyed taking his 1970 Chevy Malibu to local car shows, riding his bike and painting.  

Surviving along with his father are his children, Tiffany Hume and William S. Hume, Jr. both of Batavia and Michael Hume of Bergen; his brother, Daniel Hume Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada; seven grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. 

He is predeceased by his Dachshund, Muddy. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Rochester – Mrs. Ethel M. McClurg, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at St. Ann’s Home for the Aged.

She was born on February 3, 1922 in Batavia a daughter of the late Harry Wiedrich and Isabelle Greuschow Wiedrich.

Ethel married Everett McClurg in December 1945 at St. James Episcopal Church, where they were lifetime communicants. The McClurg’s were also life time residents of Batavia.

Ethel and her late husband, Everett, traveled thru out the US and Canada but enjoyed spending their summers with their friends and family, at their cottage on Bob’s Lake in Ontario, Canada.     

Following Everett’s passing on August 15, 2000, Ethel eventually moved to an independent apartment at The Greens of LeRoy.  She enjoyed all of the support, social activities and new friendships that developed. She also became a Season Ticket holder with Syracuse Crunch Hockey and loved attending games and doing other activities with her family.

She is survived by daughter, Bette (Carl) Koch of Baldwinsville; her son, James (Cathy) McClurg of Elba; grandchildren, Douglas Koch, Brian Koch, Allison (Steven) Brill and Jeremy (Susan) McClurg;  great-grandchildren, Nathan Koch, Jenna Pangrazio, Brianna Manzella, Addison Brown and EJ Brill along with several  great- great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

She is the sister of the late Virginia Cheeseman and Robert H. Wiedrich.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield where funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday. She will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Ann’s Foundation, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14621. In the memo line, please designate memorials to the Greens of LeRoy or the 5th Floor Nurses in Irondequoit. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

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