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Batavia - Mrs. Jean V. Schelle, 90, retired administrative assistant at M & T Bank in Batavia, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Schelle was born April 15, 1924 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Conley) Sheer.

Her husband, Arthur (Bus) Schelle, died in 2002.

Survivors include one daughter, Marlene (Francis) Lambert of Rochester, a special niece, Sandra (Roger) Bohn of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Richard Sheer, Donald Sheer, Rosemary Gonyea, Beverly Betties, Dorothy Bennett and Virginia Sheer.

There will be no prior visitation.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00am

at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  Memorials may be made to SPCA.  Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home of Batavia.

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

H. Calvin Whitmore, 80 of Alexander, passed away on Monday May 12, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 28, 1933 in Gouverneur, NY to the late Howard (Gladys Grant) Whitmore. Mr. Whitmore is preceded in death by two sisters Clela Estes and Elnina Bates.

Mr. Whitmore owned and operated Top Notch Manor Farm in Adams Center, NY and implemented strip cropping before it was a popular form of farming. He was a 4-H Leader and won many awards. He was awarded Best Conservation Farmer in Delaware County and Dairy of Distinction in Adams. Mr. Whitmore was a Board Member of New Life Fellowship Church in Attica. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Whitmore is survived by his beloved wife Barbara M. (Mugglin) Whitmore of Alexander; sons Daniel (Roxanne) of Alexander; Thomas (Susan) of Watertown; Grant (Cathy) Whitmore of Alexander; daughters Charolette (Robert) Abrams of Rodman; Joanne (Bob) Sonricker of Attica; Jane (Lyle) Roach of Watertown; Mary (Steve) Dumas of Kannapolis, NC; Linda (Fred) Damon of Adams Center; foster-son Christopher (Carol) Lall of Adams; brother Merrill Whitmore of Dryden; sister Ortha (Ronald) Sibbitts of Canton; 35 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life, 10:00 AM on Sunday May 25, 2014 at New Life Fellowship 909 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. 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.
 

Mary B. Joose, 63 of Attica, passed away on Sunday May 11, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on October 12, 1950 in Batavia to the late Raymond Beitz Sr. and Leona (Knauber) Beitz of Attica. Mrs. Joose was retired from Attica high school where she was the School Nurse for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and physical fitness.

Mary is survived by her husband Robert C. Joose of Attica; sons Jason (Ann) Joose of Ft. Hood, TX,  Kevin Joose of Retsof; brothers Raymond (Ellen) Beitz Jr. of Caldwell, Philip (Brenda) Beitz of Mesquite, TX, Norman (Karen) Beitz of Florissant, Co, Thomas Beitz, Paul (Elaine) Beitz both of Attica; sister Sandra Pettit of Johnstown; grandchildren, Brionna, Alexander, Addison and Alayna Joose, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday May 19, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at New Life Fellowship, 909 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department located at 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.

John L. Sutton, 90 of Clarence, passed away peacefully on Thursday (May 8, 2014) at the Northgate Manor in Tonawanda. 
 
He was born in Buffalo on July 7, 1923, son of the late Harold and Alice Appenheimer Sutton. 
 
John was a Veteran of WW II and a driver for the Local #449 Teamsters Union in Buffalo. He was also an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.
 
He was the husband of the late Anna C. Sutton, who died in 2006.
 
Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Diane) Sutton of Akron,  Ronald (Karen) Sutton of Clarence. Three daughters, Marlene (LeRoy) Weber of Clarence, Kathy (Jerry) Sauer of Lancaster and Darlene (Steve) Noell of Tampa, FL.  Sister, Evelyn Pohle of Hamburg.  Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchldren. 
 
He was the brother of the late James Sutton, Elmer Sutton, Alice Schaller, June Cooper and Marion Sutton. 
 
Family and friends may gather to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Tuesday (May 13th) from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence, NY. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Swormsville. 
 
Expressions of condolence will be shared by the family at: 
www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Elsie G. Munson, 86 of Dansville, passed away on Sunday May 11, 2014 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born September 21, 1927 and raised in Caywood, NY to the late George (Flora Nivison) Green. Elsie is preceded in death by her sister Esther Anecelle. 

After graduating from Ovid Central High School and the Freeman Business Institute of Geneva, she worked as a secretary at Sampson College. She married Donald R. Munson on April 24, 1948. The care, love and support of her family soon became a priority and remained so forevermore. Elsie was truly devoted to her family as well as her friends. She was known for her kindness, generosity of heart and sense of humor.

Elsie was a strong believer in helping other through her dedicated service as a volunteer. Over the years she was active as a member of the Red Creek Presbyterian Church Choir, member at the Noyes Hospital Auxiliary, Dansville Senior Center, member of Dansville Civic Club and a deacon at the Dansville Presbyterian Church to name a few. In 1994, at the annual Livingston County Seniorama Elsie was named the Senior Citizen of the Year for the Town of North Dansville. She will be deeply missed.

Elsie is survived by her loving and devoted husband Donald R. Munson of Dansville; daughters Donna (James) Szymanski of Henrietta; Marcia (Peter) LaForce of West Seneca; brothers Harold Green of Phillipsburg, PA; Royce (Joan) Green of Horseheads; grandchildren Douglas (Angela) Szymanski, Jeffrey Szymanski, Megan (T.J.) Woodward, Andrew LaForce; great-grandchildren Samantha Dey, Nathanael Szymanski, Kate and Cole Woodward, along with many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 13, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Chamberlin-Baird Funeral Home 73 Main St. Dansville, NY 14437. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at Dansville Presbyterian Church 3 School St. at Central Park, Dansville, NY 14437. She will be laid to rest in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church or to Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital 111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY 14437. For more information please call 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Chamberlin-Baird Funeral Home 73 Main St. Dansville, NY 14437.
 

Amie M. DeLavergne, 87 of Leicester, passed away on May 8, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Perry on January 26, 1927 to the late Albert (Mabel Duryea) DeVinney. She is preceded in death by brothers Donald (Ruth), Lawrence DeVinney and sister Emma Wood.

Mrs. DeLavergne worked at Walkley Farm Equipment and that is where she met her husband Donald. She was a longtime member of Covington United Methodist Church and she was very active in many groups and functions. Mrs. DeLavergne enjoyed birdwatching & feeding, flowers, gardening and most of all her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband Donald DeLavergne whom she married August 19, 1950; daughters Sandra (Richard) Konarski of Rochester; Debra (Fred) VanScott of Stafford; Mindie DeLavergne, Laurie (Mike) Hamler both of Leicester; Donna (Glenn) White of Mt. Morris; 8 grandchildren Heather (Josh) Wittenberg, Rick Konarski, Katie (John) Trybuskiewicz, Hillary (Shawn) Beldue, Kim (Nate) Hopkins, Michael (Amanda) Hamler, Mallory (David) Hamler, Kyle Hamler; 7 great-grandchildren Jacob Wittenberg, Braydn & Camryn Trybuskiewicz, McKenna & Landon Hamler, Lexi and Liza Hopkins, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Saturday May 10, 2014 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Monday May 12, 2014 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Ash Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Covington United Methodist Church P.O. Box 81 Pavilion, NY 14525. For more information please call 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Andrew J. Cordes Jr., 58, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 7, 2014 at the V.A. Hospital in Batavia, New York.  He was born October 17, 1955 in Utica, New York, and he was the son of the late Ollie Mae Cordes and Andrew J. Cordes Sr.
 
Mr. Cordes was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served from 1974-1978, and he retired with the rank of Sergeant.  While serving his country, Mr. Cordes was stationed at El Toro Airbase, Irvine, CA.  In addition, he served a tour in Okinawa, Japan off of the USS Midway. While in Japan, he was a Golden Gloves Boxer for the USMC, and his boxing title was “Sunny-Co”.  Mr. Cordes was awarded the National Defense Ribbon; Badge for Rifle Sharpshooter; Commendation of Meritorious Mast and a Good Conduct Medal.  He was a long standing member of the American Legion, Glenn S. Loomis Post 332 of Batavia.
 
Mr. Cordes was the owner and operator of Andy’s Auto Service in Batavia, serving the community for almost 30 years.  He was known by his customers as a fair and honest businessman.  He had a passion for fixing anything and everything, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had a great love for the outdoors.
 
He is survived by his former wife and love of his life, Valerie Cordes and their children: Marc (Lauren) Cordes of East Bethany, Angela (Brian Gildner) Cordes of Byron, Christine Cordes of Batavia and Kelly Cordes (Ron) Goodheart of Batavia.  Siblings: Liz (John) Machala, his twin sister Mary K. Cordes, Mike (Cindy) Cordes, and Cheri Hodges.  Grandchildren: CJ Anderson, Jayden Hughes, Harley and Nora Gildner, Hayven, Haylee and Holden Cordes, Aiyana and Devon Masterson.  Nieces and nephews: Amy Lynn Brown, Mikey (Sarah) Hodges, Ethan and AJ Cordes and Charlie Fite.  Great nieces and nephews, Cameron Smith, Derek Machala, Korina and Eryk Hodges.
 
Like every USMC Veteran, he lived by the standard: “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.”
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Monday from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia.  A funeral service will be Tuesday, 2pm at the funeral home. Interment with full military honors will be Thursday, 1pm at Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY.
 
Memorials may be made to the family.
 
Expressions of condolence may be 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 & PROPRIETOR.

LeRoy ~ Robert G. Waterman, age 86, formerly of LeRoy, passed away Tuesday afternoon (May 6, 2014) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

     Mr. Waterman was born April 30, 1928 in Batavia, a son of the late William and Margaret Gardner Waterman.

     He was a U.S. Army veteran, a very active member of the LeRoy United Methodist Church and a retired custodian from the LeRoy Central School District.  He enjoyed being involved with all kinds of youth sports, especially coaching little league.  He also participated in horseshoe tournaments.

     Robert is survived by dear friend, Beverly Hess, the Music Lady.  Bob sang for several years in her music ministry at local nursing homes and for senior citizen groups.

     Bob’s interment will be held privately in Machpelah Cemetery.  Memorials in Bob’s name may be offered to the LeRoy United Methodist Church, where he was a proud custodian and caretaker.  You may share a memory or offer a condolence at www.falconefuneralhome.com

     Mr. Waterman’s arrangements are entrusted to the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  For additional information, kindly call Vern at 585-768-2400

 Anna May Hersee, 90, of East Bethany passed away peacefully on Thursday May 8, 2014 at her residence.  She was born on March 27, 1924 in Clarence Center to the late Clyde (Magdalena) Knapp.  Mrs. Hersee was a long time member of East Bethany Baptist Church.  She loved spending time with her late husband Maurice who preceded her in death on August 28, 1997.    

Anna May is survived by her children Paul (Elaine) Hersee of West Seneca, Roy (Patricia) Hersee of East Bethany, and Ellen (James) Kostanciak of Oakfield; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

There are no prior calling hours.  A celebration of her life will be announced by the family at later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.  For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - Judith A. Sobresky, 73, of Batavia, a former resident of Pottstown, PA, died Tuesday (May 6, 2014) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mrs. Sobresky was born January 30, 1941 in Conshohocken, PA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anne (Larkin) Ominski.

Judy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed cooking fabulous meals, mentoring her grandchildren, flowers and gardening. She devoted her life to her family, and was generous beyond measure. Judy was a confidant and friend to many, offering unconditional love, support and advice. She was a wonderful, fun loving woman who had the ability to see the humor and good in every situation. She was a phlebotomist at the former St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia, and a member of Resurrection Parish. Judy will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Edmund Sobresky of Batavia; four children, Anna (Douglas) Barnard of Byron, Judith Sobresky, Eddie Sobresky, and Kathryn Sobresky all of Batavia; grandchildren, Melissa, Violet, Olivia, Zoe, and Daniel; three brothers, Joseph (Dolores) Ominski of Norfolk, VA, John (Joanne) Ominski of Silver Springs, MD and Dan (Joan) Ominski of Gainesville, FL; three sisters, Suzy (Ben) Million of New Paltz, NY, Toni (Walt) Zapisek of Ben Salem, PA and Joanne (Charlie) Rightnour of Pottstown, PA; her friend of 40 years Mary Lou Grimes and family of Batavia, nieces, nephews, and neighbors.

She is a sister of the late Anna Mendenhall. 

Calling hours are Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Judith’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may  be made to the family.

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

 

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