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photo.pngNancy Diane (Koert) Ameigh passed away on October 12, 2022 at her home in Audubon, PA. Born on September 15, 1942 and raised in Batavia, NY, Nancy was the beloved daughter to the late Russell Ellsworth Koert and Ruth Regina (nee Keidel).

Upon graduating from Corfu High School in 1960, Nancy went on to attend Syracuse University and later marry Richard M. “Rich” Ameigh. Together they shared 51 years of happiness watching their family blossom. Nancy was a devoted wife, wonderful mother to Matthew M. Ameigh (Lisa), and Elizabeth A. Ameigh, fantastic grandma to Cameron and Charlotte, sister to Arthur Koert, an Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, and a friend to many. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Russell Koert Jr., Sylvia (Koert) Cecere, and Kathleen (Koert) Trader. She will be greatly missed by all who love her.

Nancy dedicated her life to being the best mom and grandma and her family was her greatest joy. In her free time, she loved her artwork, baking her signature chocolate chip cookies and volunteering. She was an active member of the Audubon Women’s Club for over 40 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to Nancy’s Life Celebration on Saturday October 22, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19401.

Donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to the Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/donate or the American Lung Association at https://action.lung.org/.

To share your fondest memories of Nancy, please visit www.lifecelebration.com, 610-277-7000. 

Local arrangements are entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Pavilion ~ Virginia E. “Ginny” Fagan, age 90, formerly of Hartwell Road, passed away on Monday (Oct. 17, 2022) at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence.

   virginia_fagan_newspaper_0.jpg  She was born January 15, 1932 in Castile, NY, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred Overholt Edwards.

     Ginny was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.  She cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and travelling with her husband, Richard.

     She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Richard; son, Gerald (Marianna) Fagan; grandchildren, Alexis Czaja, Melissa (Jonathan) McPoland and Joshua (Mackenna) Fagan; great-grandchildren, Jeannelle MacPherson, Skylar Fronczak, Benjamin Fronczak, Johnathan Licata, Brayden McPoland and Declan Fagan; sisters, Rose Anchor and Shirley (Les) Burling; sister-in-law, Barbara Edwards, along with many nieces, nephews and close friends.

     She was predeceased by her daughter, Peggy Gartlan; brother, Ernest Edwards; grandson, Phillip Czaja and brother-in-law, Edward Anchor.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, Oct. 21 from 2 ~ 4 PM and 6 ~ 7:30 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her Service of Remembrance will be held at 7:30 PM.  Private interment in Fairview Cemetery, Pavilion.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Alzheimers Association or the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy.

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

LeRoy ~  Marv Roblee, age 76, of Linwood Road, passed away Sunday afternoon (Oct. 16, 2022) at home surrounded by his loving family.

   newspaper_marvin_roblee_0.jpg  He was born October 12, 1946 in Buffalo, a son of the late A. Nelson and Ada Harrison Roblee.

     Marv will be remembered as loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.  His love of family and community was evident as you could always find him in the stands cheering on his girls or coaching youth football, baseball and softball.  He was a proud US Army veteran and a member of the American Legion and Northwoods Sportsman Club.  He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved the outdoors.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Sharron Uberty Roblee; son, David (Bridget) Uberty; daughter, Kimberlee (Daniel) Mackey; his 5 beautiful granddaughters, Courtney (Eric) Hyde, Allison Uberty, Emma-Kate Uberty, Jamie (Spencer) Thomas and Lily Uberty; step-grandchildren, Dylan and Peyton Mackey; sister, Judy Roblee, Barbara (Thomas) Gillen, Yvonne (Michael) Moore; sisters-in-law, Suzanne Roblee and Charlotte Uberty; brother-in-law, Robert (Pat) Uberty; dear friend, Duncan MacKenzie, along with many loving nieces, nephews and grand-fur babies.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by Violet and Joseph Uberty; his brothers, Larry and Darrell Roblee; sisters, Janice Roblee, Annette (Richard) Nelan and Sharon (Sam) Nuciola; brother-in-law, Ronald Uberty and sister-in-law, Sandy Uberty.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 2 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Graveside prayers and military honors will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to either the LeRoy American Legion or LeRoy Ambulance Service.

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

bobbie.jpg  Robert Arthur “Bobbie” Yablonsky, 80, of Warsaw went Home to with the Our Lord on October 15th, 2022. He was born in Batavia, NY on February 22, 1942 to William and Viola Yablonsky.

He had an older brother William (Billy) who lovingly nicknamed Bobbie “Popcorn”. Being born mentally challenged, Bobbie with the help from teachers and classmates was able to attend Attica Elementary school until the 8th grade. Despite his handicap, Bobbie held down a job at ARC-Batavia, NY for a number of years. He was so proud of his job which entailed sweeping floors, emptying waste baskets and placing cotton in jewelry boxes. As soon as he got his paycheck, he was off to visit and drink coffee at the local Ben Go’s gas station. There is something to be said about the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” because that is exactly what the village of Attica did.

Everyone that knew Bobbie and his brother Billy lovely watched over them. Bobbie waited patiently every year for the village parades and the annual Attica Rodeo where he would dress up like a cowboy along with his lifelong rodeo pass (thank you David Wheeler) would pretend he was a rodeo clown and or riding the Brahma bulls. A thank you needs to go out to Ted Harding for taking Bobbie Christmas shopping and pizza every-year, how Bobbie loved giving gifts to others. Also a special thanks goes out to Maggie Dadd for making Bobbies father's request come true, for finding a family willing to take care of Bobbie so that he wouldn't have to live out his life in a nursing home.

Bobbie's father’s wish was granted with the help of Maggie as Bobbie had 37 years staying with three families; 12 years with Lillian Blujus, 5 years with Barbra Snyder, and lastly, 17 years with Dana and Linda Blujus. He also had special Love-&-Care given to him from Tom and Donna Basso, John and Cheryl Goodridge, Matt and Brittany Klingler, Ben and Rachel Cerasani plus many others too numerous to mention.

I wish everyone could see the world through Bobbie’s eyes; this world would be a much better and beautiful place. Until we meet again Bobbie, every time I hear Let's Go Bills, I'll think of you...

There will be no prior calling hours. A private Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Bobbie will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, NY.

Bobbie always dreamed of being a fireman. In remembrance of Bobbie, he would love memorials to be given to the Attica Fire Dept. 11 Water 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

crowley.jpg  Evelyn E. “Evie” Crowley, 89, of Attica passed away on October 15, 2022 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on November 21, 1932 in Salamanca, NY to the late Walter and May (Clifford) Heidrick. Evelyn is preceded in death by her loving husband; Robert “Bob” E. Crowley; son Dennis Crowley; daughter Cathy Crowley; brothers in law James Crowley, Bill Denapole and Lee Harris.  

She was a member of St Joachim and Anne Parish in Attica and also was a former member of the Attica Golf Club. She loved to shop and rarely missed attending her kids or grandchildren's athletic events, dance recitals or other activities. The family celebrates her life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved family gatherings and gave unselfishly to her family, always putting their needs ahead of her own.

Evelyn is survived by her children; Michael (Barbara) Crowley of Attica, NY and Patti (Rick) Ransanici of Dansville, NY; brother Richard (Maureen) Heidrick of FL.; sisters Marian Heidrick of Great Valley, NY and Doris Harris of GA; sisters in law Jean (David) Kinney Allegany, NY and Maryann Denapole of CA; grandchildren, Cathy (Eric) Sailer, Jenny (Geoff) Mealey, Rob (Stacy) Crowley, Amanda Crowley, Megan Ransanici, Alyssa (Zach) Pierret; great-grandchildren, Brant, Carson, Saige, Denny, Lydia and Frankie; great-great granddaughter Gianna, along with  many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at United Memorial Medical Center, Strong Memorial Medical Center and Eastside Rehabilitation Center for the care they provided. Also, a very special thank you to the residents and staff at The Manor House for the love and care you provided our mother.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 4:00-7:00PM at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 20th at St. Joachim & Anne RC Church, 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Gateway House www.GatewayHomeAttica.org or make checks payable 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

totten.jpg  Cheryl E. Totten, Our loving mother, 72, of Basom NY passed away on October 12, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born to the late Everett and Jane Hall on April 1, 1950.

Cheryl graduated from Oakfield-Alabama and later went on to work at the US Gypsum for 30 plus years and another 15 years at Ed Arnold Scrap and Recycling. She loved crafting with her friends, baking, and always looked forward to lunches with past co-workers whom she thought of as family. Her grandsons Garrett, Tyson, Kyler, and Bryce were the love of her life and always made her days brighter. She wore her “Grandma Bear” title proud.

She is predeceased by her brother Lee Hall. Cheryl is survived by her son Jamie (Jaime) Totten, and daughter Jill Harkness (Jeff) both of Corfu, NY. Her sister Darlene (Gary) Anderson and brother Lynn Hall. She had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews as well.

She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories and will be missed dearly.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday October 17, 2022 at the Alabama-Basom Methodist Church, 1392 Church St, Alabama, NY 14013. She will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery in Basom NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Chery’s name to the Alabama-Basom Methodist Church or Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester NY 14626. To leave a message of condolence please visits www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

mark_kohlhagen_2.jpgMark B. Kohlhagen, 65 of Attica, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born May 11, 1957 in Batavia, to the late Kenneth and Esther (Marks) Kohlhagen.

Mark was the hardest worker you could find.  He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He enjoyed spending time in the woods and raising his cows and pigs.  His favorite times were spent hanging out with his family, playing games with his grandkids and taking his dog, Dixie, for rides.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Donna (Sondericker) Kohlhagen, daughters, Jill (Dustin) Brown of Arcade, Cassie (Nicholas) Furr of Bennington, Rachel (William) Kelly of Lancaster, son Nicholas (Courtney) of Bennington, brother Kurt Kohlhagen of Bennington, grandchildren Tucker, Dylan, Ella, Blake, Harper, Taylor, Coleson, Kylee and Peyton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

An 11:00AM Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the United Church of Christ, 2165 Exchange Street, Attica, NY 14011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Varysburg Fire Department, 2446 US-20A, Varysburg, NY 14167 or to the United Church of Christ. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Frances “Babe” Gentile, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8 with her closest
family nearby.

She is survived by her daughter, Vikki; granddaughter, Gabriella; son, Paul; brother,
David, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Victor.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library Children’s
Program, 19 Ross St, Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a
condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Attica - Wilmer F. Stapleton, Jr., 39, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, surrounded by his loving family, while under hospice care.

He was born Monday, March 7th, 1983 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky a son of Wilmer F. Stapleton Sr. and Sandra L. French Stapleton of Attica.

Wilmer loved all sports, fishing and listening to music. A fantastic cook, he enjoyed watching cooking shows on television. His family meant the world to him.

Surviving along with his parents are his wife, Rebecca R. Reilly-Stapleton; his sons, Lincoln Wyatt Stapleton-Reilly and Hudson Cole Stapleton-Reilly; his brother, Eric W. Stapleton; his niece,  Gianna Stapleton; paternal grandmother, Sarah Stapleton along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 1:00 pm  to 3:00 pm  at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will immediately follow visitation at 3 pm. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online at https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-light-in-the-dark-for-wil?qid=21f0779a6d693.... To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

caudill.jpg  Geraldine Caudill, age 90 of Leicester, NY passed away peacefully at home. She was born on September 14, 1932 in Kodak, Kentucky. A daughter to the late John and Maude (McIntyre) Amburgey. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Claude Caudill who passed away in 2014, grandson: Jesse Caudill who passed away in 2017 and siblings: Cleveland Amburgy, Greene Amburgy, Roger Amburgy, Zola Hutchinson, Tanner Amburgy, Dosha Ellis and Dianer Arrowwood.

Geraldine was a homemaker who loved to go play bingo and watching soap operas. Her biggest joy was her family, raising her seven children, spoiling her sixteen grandchildren and pampering her dogs, family was the biggest part of her life.

She is survived by 4 daughters: Ruby Caudill of Batavia, Dorsy Caudill of Leicester, Claudia Caudill of Nunda and Abby Dueppengiesser of Perry, 3 sons: Norman (Debbie) Caudill of Wethersfield, Cleven (Theresa) Caudill of Perry, David (Cathy) Caudill of Perry, 15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchild, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Geraldine will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

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.


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