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Stafford ~ Joseph C. O'Geen, age 75, of Main Road, passed away Sunday evening (November 22, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the presence of his loving family.

     He was born December 2, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Cosimo and Antoinette Filio O'Geen.

     Joe will be remembered by his family as a very caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.  He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, a veteran of the US Army and enjoyed collecting coins and model cars.

     He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret Yacuzzo O'Geen; his children, Christine (William) Carr of LeRoy, Joseph (Cherie) O'Geen of Davie, FL, Lynn O'Geen of LeRoy and Jennifer (Thomas) DeMarco of Caledonia; grandchildren, Jesselyn Carr, Shelbi O'Geen, Dustin Carr, Ashley O'Geen, Noah, Abby and Avery DeMarco; sisters, RoseAnn Donohue of LeRoy and Carm O'Geen of LeRoy; sister-in-law, Janet O'Geen of Batavia; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sam (Felicia) Yacuzzo of Jacksonville, FL, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his brother, Russell "Satch" O'Geen.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 24  from 6 ~ 9 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leukemia Society, 4043 Maple Road,  Suite 105, Amherst, N.Y. 14226

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

     Mr. O'Geen and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

marvin1_0.jpgMarvin A. Chamberlain, 87, of Oakfield passed away Saturday November 22, 2015 at Crossroads House in Batavia. He was born August 4, 1928 in South Alabama, New York to the late Arthur and Alta (Wickham) Chamberlain. He is preceded in death by his wife Janice (Boyce) Chamberlain; son Larry Chamberlain; son in law Kenneth Gardner; brother Milford Chamberlain; step brother Robert Chamberlain and grandson Cory Gardner.  

Marvin worked as a mechanic for Comstock Foods for over 30 years, he was a member of the Oakfield Lions Club and the Historical Society of Oakfield.

He is survived by his children; James Chamberlain, Kathy Gardner and Debbie Chamberlain all of Oakfield; sister Nancy (Albert) Neibel of Byron; step brothers Roger Chamberlain of S. Alabama, John (Donna) Chamberlain of Albion; Step sister Beverly (Al) Higgins of Oakfield and step sister in law Benay Chamberlain of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or 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.

18_2.jpgClara M. Tiberio, 80, of Batavia passed away Saturday November 21, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 2, 1935 in Akron, New York to the late Enrico and Mary (Falsioni) DeSanti. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Anthony J. Tiberio Sr.  

Mrs. Tiberio enjoyed cooking shows, puzzles and was an avid reader. She was a cat fanatic, always donating to the SPCA and Disabled American Veterans. Clara was a longtime member of St. Anthony’s Church.

She is survived by her daughter Ann Pokornowski of Batavia; Son Anthony Tiberio Jr. of Florida; grandchildren Anthony D. (Tricia) Tiberio of NYC, Christi (fiancé Dan Noble) Pokornowski of Xenia, OH and Erik Pokornowski of Batavia; sisters Elaine Mangani of Clarence and Laura (Dorran) Vogler of Indiana, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at Ascension Parish 15 Sumner St. Batavia, New York 14020.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to DENT Neurologic Institute 3980 Sheridan Drive Amherst, New York 14226. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or 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.

Batavia - Russell E. Gillett, 87, formerly of Byron and Perry died Friday, November 20, 2015 at the New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia following a brief illness.

Mr. Gillett was born January 27, 1928 in LeRoy, the son of the late Clayton F. (Pete) and Maysel Beth (Boatfield) Gillett.

In 1952 he joined his father in operating Gillette Hardware Store in South Byron, purchased the business in 1958 and moved the store to Byron where it is presently located.

He was a graduate of South Byron High School and was the point guard on the South Byron Varsity Basketball team that was Section V, Class C Champions in 1945.  He played basketball with both the South Byron and Byron town  basketball teams until 1955.

Rusty, as most people knew him, was the youngest person to be elected Supervisor of the Town of Byron in 1955. Supervisors, at that time, were not only the chief fiscal officer of the town, but represented the town at the county level as a member of the Genesee County Board of Supervisors.  Rusty served as chairman of that board for 2 terms and as supervisor for 12 years until the Board of Supervisors became the Genesee County Legislature.  He then served 9 years as a Genesee County Legislator representing the towns of Byron, Bergen and Elba.  During his tenure at legislature he served two terms as it Chairman.

A veteran of WWII, he served with the US Army from 1945 to 1947. Rusty belonged to many community and  civic organizations.  He was a Past President and life member of the South Byron Fire Department, member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, member of the Sackett, Merrill, White Post #575 American Legion, past master of Hesperus Masonic Lodge #837 in Bergen, 32nd degree Mason and member of Damascus Temple of the Perry Shrine Club.

In 1968, he and 36 other men from Byron formed the Kiwanis Club of Byron.  He served as Chapter President and was Past Lieutenant Governor of the Genesee Division of New York District of Kiwanis International.  He attended both the Congregational Church of Perry and the South Byron Methodist Church.  He enjoyed bowling and golfing at the Silver Lake Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. (Churchill) Gillett whom he married in 1993.  Also surviving are one son,  David R. (Sue Ann) Gillett;  two sisters, Barbara (Robert) Bedson and Sandra (late Glenn) Elliott; Step-children, Mary Jo (Carl) Penna-Cook and Stephen (Michelle) Penna; grandchildren, Brent (Bree) Gillett, Peter (Becca) Gillett, Meghan (Josh) Bromley, Kari Psomas, Emma Psomas, Nicholas Penna, Daniella Penna and great-grandchildren, Mia & Madox Gillett.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, where services will be held Monday at10:00 am. Burial with military honors will follow at the Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kiwanis Club of Byron. 

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

 

lorainechurch02.jpg Loraine Batchelor Stipp, of Corfu, NY, born May 8, 1928, died November 7, 2015, at the age of 87. Loraine was the wife of the late Roy E. Batchelor (died 1995) and Robert A. Stipp (died 2011). She was the loving mother of Susan (Daniel) Yox, (late Jeffrey), John, and Mark (late Sandi) Batchelor. Cherished grandmother of Ben Toth, James and Emily Yox, and Austin and Chase Batchelor. Loraine was the youngest of 6 children; only one survives her, Nelson Cronin, of Alden, NY. She has many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends in the Corfu community who enriched her life. She was a long-time member of the Corfu Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder and on a number of church committees, spanning many decades. In the past, she was also active as a member of the Auxiliary of the Corfu Volunteer Fire Department. Graveside services will be private. Friends and family are invited to visit with the family at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall, 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu, NY, on Friday, November 20, from4-7 PM. There will also be a memorial service on Saturday, November 21, at 11 AM, at the church to celebrate Loraine’s life. Memorials may be made to a hospice of your choice or to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 E. Main St., Corfu.

lake.jpgBoris “Pop” Tkatschenko, 86, of Alexander passed away in his home on November 16,  2015. He was born in The Ukraine on April 10, 1929.  Boris is predeceased by his wife Walburga (Dietrich) Tkatschenko.

Boris worked in New Jersey building oxygen machines until his retirement in 1994, bringing his love for building and fixing with him as he and his wife Wally moved to upstate New York. With a watchful eye and a lovingly stern word Boris watched over his grandchildren through the years and in his later years grew more loving and sweet with every passing day. He also loved cooking, fishing, caring for his gardens, tinkering, building things in his basement workshop and meals with his family. He and his wonderful Ukrainian accent will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his 4 children; Daniel (Kim) Tkatschenko of Attica, Boris Jr. Tkatschenko and Heidi (James) Knight both of Bound Brook, NJ and Vera (Kendall) Nodes of Warsaw; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday November 20, 2015 from 3:00pm-5:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  A 5:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or 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.

flowers.jpgDenise E. (Green) Fugle, 66, of Darien Center passed away Saturday November 14, 2015 at her home while surrounded by her family after a lengthy battle with leukemia. She was born on April 5, 1949 in Buffalo to the late Leigh Richard and Dorothy Loretta (Bohadlo) Green.

Denise served faithfully upon the Attica Central School Board of Education from 1988 to 2003, former Trustee for the Attica Landmark Preservation Society, and as Trustee of the Brainard Cemetery Association (Attica, NY).  She was an excellent cook, loved antiquing, a hot cup of tea, and was fiercely dedicated to her family and friends.  Now, Denise is at rest and we hold her close within us.  Please hold her close in your mind, spirit, and memories as well. 

She is survived by her husband and high school sweetheart Lawrence “Larry” J. Fugle who she married in April of 1969 in Attica and together they raised seven children; sons Brian of Attica and Dustin of Varysburg; daughters Teresa (David) Remington of Attica, Shannon (Jason) Hootman of Darien, Jolene (Jesse) Coots of Le Roy, Amanda (Ryan) Markwith of New York City and Lacey (Shawn) Hyman of N. Java; brother Bruce (Sue) Green of Lancaster; proud grandmother to 11 grandchildren; Spencer, Alexis, Parker, Owen, Jayden, Cricket, Trilly, Souly Etta, Larissa, Beau and Liesel.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday November 19, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.  A 10:00AM Memorial Mass will be held on Friday the 20th at St. Joachim & Ann Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. Burial will take place at Brainard Cemetery during a private ceremony

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials can be directed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of WNY (www.lls.org/western-central-new-york); Brainard Cemetery (send to: Marley Funeral Home, c/o Brainard Cemetery, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011); or a location of donor’s choice.  For more information please call 585-591-1212 or 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.
 

Elba - Shirley Mae Conrad, 86, of Elba, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at her home in Elba under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

Mrs. Conrad was born January 3, 1929 in Warsaw, a daughter of the late George Merlin and Maude Amelia Raupp Stowe.

Her family was the center of her life. Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. She loved traveling with many trips to Europe and across the United States, with her favorite trip being traveling to Hawaii with her daughter. She loved painting ceramics with her daughters, square dancing, bowling, playing cards and dominoes with friends.

She had many careers throughout her life. She met her late husband Robert while working at GTE Sylvania in Batavia. She enjoyed her job, customers and co-workers at the former Fay's Drug Store.

Her husband, Robert L. Conrad, passed away on January 3, 2004.

She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (James) DiCasolo of Elba and Michelle (Jeffrey) Rath of Churchville; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Lindsay) DiCasolo of Scottsdale, Pennsylvania and Meggan DiCasolo of Batavia; two great-grandchildren, Reece DiCasolo of Scottsdale, Pennsylvnaia and  Finn Davies of Batavia and nieces and nephews also survive.

She is the sister of the late Arlie Slusarczyk.

There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Churchville United Methodist Church, 24 West Buffalo Street, Churchville, New York 14428. To leave a condolence, share a story or light visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

Elba - Timothy P. Allen, 53, of Elba, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Allen was born July 11, 1962 in Batavia, a son of Dorothy Panek Allen of Elba and the late Bernard T. Allen, Sr.

A lifetime member of the Elba Fire Department, Tim selflessly donated his time annually to the Onion Fest cooking in the hot dog stand. He loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). He loved tinkering in his garage, camping, gardening with his late daughter Heather and had a great passion for cooking and barbecuing on the grill.

He will be remembered by his family for his fantastic sense of humor and his loving and affectionate manner.

Surviving along with his mother are his beloved wife, Sherri Haight Allen, whom he married September 25, 1982; his daughter, Meghan (George Conley) Allen of Lancaster; his son, David P. (Shannon Pennington) Patterson, III of Raleigh, North Carolina; two brothers, Bernard T. (Rebecca) Allen, Jr. and Terry (Kate) Allen, both of Elba; sisters-in-law, Patrice (late Curt) Haight of Batavia, Shelly (Keith) Weaver of Franklin, Pennsylvania, Sandra (Doug Williams) Denniston of Maine and Jill Anderson of Lovett, Texas; his brother-in-law, Mike (Deanna) Pieniaszek of Albion; his father-in-law, Stanley (late Donna) Pieniaszek of Albion along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tim is reunited in Heaven with his daughter Heather Marie Allen who passed away on February 25, 2008 and his furry canine companions, D.O.G.I.E. and Jasmine.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where members of the Elba Fire Department will gather at 6 p.m. for a fireman’s service. Tim’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia with Fr. Thaddeus Bocianowski, rector of Padre Pio Parish officiating. He will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058. 

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

butterfly.jpgElizabeth A. "Betty" Pedersen, age 83, of Perry, died on Wednesday November 11, 2015 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw where sh had been residing. Betty was born in Perry, New York on August 18, 1932 a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth A. (Simens) Schofield. She is preceded in death by her husband: Richard whom died on July 21, 2009 and a brother: Robert Schofield.

Betty was a graduate of Perry Central School, she worked for many years at the M&T Bank in Perry where she was a personal banking advisor, she retired in 1992. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry where she was a former treasurer and a former member of the Perry Home Bureau. She enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling to Myrtle Beach, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter: Sally Elizabeth (James) Hare of Warsaw, 4 sons: Roy Richard (Barbara) Pedersen of Bradford, PA., Ronald Dean (Sandra) Pedersen of Wayne, PA., Russell Vincent (Terry) Pedersen of Homer and Eric Jon Pedersen of Perry, a sister: Shirley “Jean” (Chester) Walek of Perry, a brother: William (Irene) Schofield of Perry, a sister-in-law: Patricia Schofield of Perry, 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday November 13th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main in Perry.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 14th at the first United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. in Perry at 11:00 A.M.
She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 or visit www.parkinson.org,First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 14530 or to Boy’s Town 141 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE 68010 or visit www.boystown.org. For more information please call 585-237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

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