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Oakfield - Darlene G.  Bilby, age 87 of Oakfield passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at her home under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

She was born August 22, 1933 in Morocco, Indiana, a daughter of the late Lawrence Dawson and Verda Hickman Dawson.

She was a ​longtime employee of Fisher-Price in Medina and a ​member of Living Faith World Outreach in Albion.  While growing up Darlene enjoyed playing softball and riding her horses, Julie and Sally. She took great pride in mowing her lawn on her tractors, "Big Red" and "Maude" and enjoyed farming, gardening, sewing and making stuffed animals.

She is survived by her children; Bonita (Joseph) Weese  of West Virginia,  Carol Bilby  of Oakfield, Lawrence Bilby of Albion and Ron Bilby of Oakfield; her daughter-in-law; Grace Bilby of Oakfield; four grandchildren; Joseph and Amanda of West Virginia, Kyle of Florida and Brian of Albion; two great-grandchildren who live in West Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Dean, Dale, Daryl and Delou.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue where her funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 4 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, 6215 Sheridan Drive, #100, Buffalo, New York 14221.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

After 102 years, Naomi Parsons Meier Slusser left this world on June 5, 2021 to be with loved ones in heaven.

She was born in Ripley, WV, the daughter of Guy W. and Pearl Williams Parsons. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald W. Meier, whom she married in 1946. After Don’s death, she married William H. Slusser, a fellow employee of Batavia Metal Products and longtime friend. Bill died in 2012 after thirty years together. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Guy S. Parsons and her great granddaughter, Katherine Meier.

Naomi is survived by her daughter, Susan Meier (John) Magnano, and son, Stephen W. (Lei) Meier; grandchildren Christopher (Marilyn) Magnano, Matthew (Irina) Meier, Meghan Meier; and great-grandson Artemi Meier; her sister Janet Goff, former daughter-in-law Bonnie Meier, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Naomi was a graduate of Ripley High School and the Charleston School of Commerce in Charleston, WV. She was employed by the Bank of Ripley, where she advanced to Assistant Cashier and became a member of the US Association of Banking Women. In 1946, she moved to Stafford, NY with her husband Don and was employed by Vanguard Abrasive and Houskenecht Motors while her children were small. She spent the last 22 years of her career as the accountant at Batavia Metal Products.

She loved to travel with her husband Bill making trips to Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, various countries in Europe, and numerous cruises. They also spent 25 winters in Sanford, FL at their second home, hosting multiple family and friends.

Naomi was an enthusiastic walker and won seven First Prize Awards in the Golden Age Olympics, held in Florida each winter. She had many hobbies and interests, and will be remembered for her baking and cooking, hosting holidays, playing cards, garage sales and square dancing.

For more on Naomi’s remarkable life, be sure to pick up a copy of her autobiography, “A West Virginia Hillbilly’s Story,” published shortly before her passing. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 11 from 4-7 p.m. at H. E. Turner & Co, Batavia. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy, where she was a longtime member. Private interment to follow at Morganville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Naomi Slusser requested that donations be made to The First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy.

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

Niagara Falls - Doris Henry (Mayl), age 68 of Niagara Falls, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Center.

Doris was born on August 14, 1952 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Kenneth Henry Sr. and Minnie Vitatoe Henry.

Surviving are her son, James A. (Roxanne) Henry of Rochester; three grandchildren; Adele, Tessa and Angus Henry, all of Rochester; four brothers; Ronald (Linda) Henry of Rochester, Kenny (Kathy) Henry of Montgomery, Alabama, Jimmy D. Henry of Dothan, Alabama, and Samuel (Allison & Rosalia) Henry of Virginia; her sister; Jackie Henry of Albion; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

She is predeceased by her sisters, Betty Havens and Bonnie Jean Marsciell.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where services will follow immediately at 4 pm. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Stafford Rural Cemetery.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

barbarayoung.jpgBarbara Young, 87 of Attica, passed away peacefully at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility on Monday, June 7, 2021. She was born September 5, 1933 to the late Anna Stawicki. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Philip Young Jr. and brother John “Jack” Stawicki.  

Mrs. Young worked years ago at Woolworth’s in Cheektowaga. She was an active member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, singing in the choir and member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was past President of Tri Town Senior Citizens. Barb loved garage sales, flea markets, gardening and bingo.

She is survived by her beloved sons, Roy (Cheryl) Young, Philip (LuAnn) Young III, William (Sally) Young, 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 4-7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 2311 Attica Rd, Varysburg, NY 14167. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Varysburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Gateway Home, 91 Main St., 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.

clifft.jpg  Clifford H. Thompson, 96, of Bergen passed away peacefully on Sunday June 6, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. He was born on December 5, 1924 in Batavia to the late Glenn and Zelda (Haywood) Thompson. In addition to his parents, Clifford was predeceased by his loving wife; Arlene (Luplow) Thompson; sons Wayne and Scott Thompson; brother Bob Thompson and sisters Ruth Johnson and Martha Thompson.

Clifford was a United States Army veteran during WWII earning 3 Bronze Star medals. He was a farmer, a school bus driver and worked for many years at the United Methodist Church in Batavia. Clifford enjoyed to travel in his younger years and loved spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his daughter in law; Robin Thompson of Bergen; sister in law Mary Thompson of Elba; grandchildren Steven Thompson and Mary Thompson; 1 great-granddaughter Madison Tryon, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Friday June 11, 2021 at Grandview Cemetery on Clinton St. in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

gail.png  Gail M. Joyce, 67 of E. Pembroke, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 6, 2021. She was born on February 9, 1954 in Batavia to Jean (Pfalzer) Ewert of E. Pembroke and the late Richard Ewert.

Gail enjoyed woodworking and gardening. She cherished the time she spent with her granddaughters.  

She is survived by her beloved husband Joseph J. Joyce of E. Pembroke, children Eileen Peterson of Corfu and Neil (Olga) Joyce of Pittsford, siblings Gary (Beth) Ewert of Darien, Cindy Judd of Pembroke, Jerry (Peggy) Ewert of Corfu, granddaughters Alyssa, Payton, Olivia, Audrina, Alexandra, Christina, Natali, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 7:00 PM Celebration of Life will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Alden.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

Peter Gaines Schultz passed away on April 21, 2021 at the age of 60 years to lung cancer.  He was born on January 19, 1961 at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia, New York to Charlotte Buchholtz Schultz and Lawrence Henry Schultz Jr. On the day he was born, his mother requested a television to watch the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. 
Peter was a graduate of Batavia High School and began working at Lapp Insulator Co. while attending Genesee Community College for a business degree. He went on to attend Brockport University while continuing to work at Lapp. Eventually, Peter was part of a partnership that purchased the bushing division of Lapp Insulator and created PCore Electric Company.  He was Vice President of Operations for PCore Electric and stayed on to run the company when it was sold to Hubbell Corporation.  During his 37 years with the company he helped to develop and patent part of the bushing to help standardize their manufacturing. Peter enjoyed golf and played for years in the Tuesday night league. He was also an avid euchre player, playing with friends in a card group for almost 30 years. He will be remembered for his booming laugh, love of monster movies and his boisterous presence at his childrens’ various sports games and musical performances.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Caroline and their three children Russell, Audrey and Marshall; his brother Lawence H. Schultz III (Melissa), nieces Racheal and Lauren Schultz, his cousin Charlotte Church and extended family, Beverly Schultz, Patricia Sitts and James (Sharon) Lowe.
Services to be held graveside at Grandview Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. June 11, 2021 with a reception following at noon in LeRoy at his home at 139 East Main St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, https://www.lollypop.org/get-involved/give-today/ or to Volunteers For Animals, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia ~ John P. Henning, age 59, of Ellicott Street, passed away at home unexpectedly on May 31, 2021.

     He was born March 14, 1962 in Batavia, a son of the late George and Cecelia Duch Henning.

     John will be remembered as a loving father, brother, uncle and friend, who just adored his children.  He enjoyed his daily walks, working outdoors and visiting with his many friends.  He was also a member of the Polish Falcons.

     He is survived by his children, Johnny Jr., Ashley and Andrew; his siblings, Joseph (Beverly) Henning, Ronald Henning, Thomas (Molly) Henning, James (Virginia) Henning, MaryAnn (Patrick) Badame and Lori (Tad) Cory, 5 nieces, 8 nephews, along with several great nieces and great nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday, June 8 from 4~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. (Facemasks must be worn for visitation).  Services and interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the family c/o Lori Cory, 8046 Hopkins Road, Corfu, NY 14036

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

glor_mildred_-_photo1.jpgMildred C. (Francis) Glor, 96 of Henrietta, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (June 2, 2021) at her residence under the loving care of her family and hospice.

She was born August 6, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward and Agnes Sczepanski Graff.

She is predeceased by her husbands, Roger Francis in 1989, Richard Glor in 2013. Also the sister of the late Harold Graff, Dorothy Winch, Edward Graff Jr. and Paul Graff.

Survivors include her son and daughter in-law, Lynn (Cynthia) Francis of Rochester. Grandchildren, Brent Francis, Emily (Todd Rosenzwieg), Bradley (Amy) Francis. 7 Great-grandchildren. Brother and sisters, Rita Amend, Irene Cherry and Alfred (Sharon) Graff.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (June 6th) from 2-4pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 11am at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent Cemetery, Attica.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

robertgdusen.jpgRobert Dusen, 102, of Attica, passed away on June 3, 2021 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. Bob was born May 23, 1919 in Batavia to the late Frank and Lillian Dusen. He is predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Shirley Goodliff Dusen; daughter Roberta McCullar; granddaughter Laurie Watson; brothers Lloyd, Earl & Donald; sisters Viola & Hazel.

Bob grew up in Batavia and graduated from Batavia High School in 1938. In 1941 he was drafted by the Army Air Corps where he spent his time in England maintaining B17’s. Bob came home to Batavia where he worked as a carpenter and raise his family before moving to Bennington in 1962. He spent several years as a member of North Darien Bible Church and spent his time whittling and creating wood carvings.

Bob spent his final years in Attica before moving into the NYS Veterans Home in 2017.

Bob is survived by his children Bonnie Chimiak of Michigan, Wayne (Sharon) Dusen, Mark (Lynn) Dusen of Attica and Troy Dusen of Florida, his loving grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren and many dear nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law Dolores Coughlin of Batavia.   

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 2 to 4 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Summit View Cemetery, Bennington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica American Legion Post 734, 83 Market 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.

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