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chizh.jpg  Tatyana Chizh, 66, of Batavia was born on April 25, 1956 in Minsk, Belarus and her precious life ended on August 1, 2022.

She lived a fulfilling life as a mother, sister, wife and grandmother. She loved gardening, puzzles, cooking and baking. No one would ever leave her home hungry. Tatyana always put others first and took care of their needs.  She was the light in our life and we will miss her very much.

Tatyana is survived by her loving husband: Aleksey Chizh; daughter Nataliya (Frank) Cascino of Williamsville; son Aleksander (Alena) Chizh of Belarus; sisters Ludmila (Nikolay) Pogankina and Svetlana (Oleg) Ruvinskay both of Belarus; 4 grandchildren Roman, Elizabeth, Leolya and Valeriy, along with many nieces and nephews.

An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday August 5, 2022 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in the Batavia Cemetery.

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

George V. Voss, of Terrell Texas, formally of West Batavia, died Sunday, July 31 st 2022.

Born in Racine Wisconsin September 15 th , 1933, son of the late Helen and Bill Voss. George was a Navy Veteran for 4 years serving in the Korean War as a photographer. After being discharged he took his skills to Batavia, where he met his wife Virginia, and started his photography career at The Batavia Daily News. He was employed there for over 30 years, and they settled on a small farm in West Batavia to raise their family of 5 children.

His passion for photography, hunting, fishing, and traveling were his favorite pastimes. Not being a big fan of the Western N.Y. winters, they moved to Terrel, Texas in 1980, where he is a member of the Poetry Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion. With the help of 3 sons he built a log home and continued in his small farming hobby where bush-hogging his 46 acre ranch was prime time.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Virginia (nee Walbridge); father of Pamela Chatt, Gregory (Debbie) Voss, Mike Voss, Mark (Cathy) Voss, Scott (Lisa) Voss. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, N.Y. on Saturday, August 6th from 3 to 5 p.m.
Burial with full military honors will take place in Poetry, Texas at a later date.

ed_rom_pic.pngOn Friday, July 29, 2022 Edward M. Romesser passed away after a long struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig ’s disease) at the age of 70 ½. He is predeceased by his parents Francis Romesser and Irene Myers, brothers John and Richard, and sister Bernadine (Tracy) Matteson.

He was born to Francis and Irene Romesser in Warsaw, NY, grew up in North Java, NY.  He attended St. Nicholas School and Attica Central School.  He worked as a Correctional Officer at Attica Correctional Facility for 32 ½ years.  He was very proud of his distinguished athletic career at Attica School. He continued his love of sports with baseball, golf, bowling, hiking, biking, hunting, and was an avid runner for many years.

He also enjoyed camping with friends and family.  Ed especially enjoyed watching his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, musical programs, and dance recitals.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet (Fox) Romesser, his children Christopher (Tracy) Romesser, Corey (Jennifer) Romesser and Allison (Jay) Platten, his eight grandchildren Andrew, Aiden, and Naomi Romesser, Joshua, Rachael, and Lucas Romesser and Connor and Brinley Platten, his sisters Anna May (late Walt) Allenbrandt, Lorraine (Bob) Stubley, his brothers Jerry (Pat) Romesser, Tony (Sylvia), Carl (Anne) along many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Ed’s last years were filled with support and comfort from his family and friends.  Special support came from his card friends led by T.E., who helped make his Wednesdays much more therapeutic and enjoyable. His final days were spent at the Gateway Home in Attica where he received the greatest care by all those who work and volunteer there.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 3pm to 7pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00am mass will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011 or to a charity of your choosing. 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.

Nancy L. Waite, 87, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Nancy was born June 16, 1935 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Carmelo and Carrie (Davis) Calarco.

Nancy loved spending time with her family, friends, her little dog, Aggie, dancing, cooking and the holidays.  She was employed by the former Norbans and Vincent Jewelers for many years.

Surviving are her children, Gerald (Peg) Waite, Terry (Terry) Hagen and Robert (Lori) Waite; grandchildren, Angelean Waite, Stephen (Nicole) Waite, Justin Waite, Brian (Beth) Waite, Kimberly (Kyle) Turner and Matthew Hagen; great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Quincy, Madelynn, Cecilia, Alanna, Aubrey, Beckett and Ella and several nieces and nephews.  Also, surviving are many friends, especially her dearest friend and dance partner, Norman Walsh.

Preceded in death by her husbands, Gerald B. Waite and Arthur H. Roth.

There are no prior calling hours.  Nancy's funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 8 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Lakeshore Humane Society, Inc., 431 East Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048, www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org.

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

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

CaroleAnn Clack, 79, of Albion, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Supportive Care of Orleans, Albion, with her loving family and friends at her side.

Born on June 9, 1943 in Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Marjorie Jackson. CaroleAnn married the late Richard “Barney” Clack on May 16, 1970 in Ontario and they settled in Albion, NY. She was employed with LaMont Fruit Farms and lastly as a Finance Officer with Bardon
Homes of Lockport, NY. She enjoyed reading and was an avid seamstress and quilter, having made many quilts and baby blankets for family, friends and nursing homes. In her younger years, she was an experienced water-skier and enjoyed giving lessons.

CaroleAnn is survived by a sister-in-law, Cynthia (Richard) Richmond; nieces and nephews, Joseph, Michael (Marj) Richmond and Amber (Scott) Snyder, all of Batavia, a great- nephew and niece, Graydon and Morgan Richmond, an aunt-in-law, Penelope Galley of Indiana and many cousins. Also surviving is her dear friend, Susan Hill and her family, Matthew (Denise) Hill, Johanna (Robert) Kwandrans, great- nieces and nephews, Montana Kwandrans, Robert Kwandrans Jr., Jeremy (Hannah) Hill, Kristin (Jesse) Follman, Lindsey Hill and great-great nieces and nephews, Easton Hill, Maverick Hill, Tucker Hill, Hadley Hill, Remi Follman, Aspen Follman and her faithful companion, Damon and her nephews from Canada, Grant, Robbie, and J.R. Jackson.
Besides her parents and husband, CaroleAnn is predeceased by a brother, John and her dear friend, Buzz Hill.
A memorial service will be held on a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Supportive Care of Orleans, 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY 14411 or to an animal shelter of one’s choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103
Please light a candle or share a memory of CaroleAnn at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

Elba - Loraine J.  Yungfleisch, “Ma”, 88 of Elba passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Loraine was born on July 27, 1934 in Albion, a daughter of the late Lloyd Kuhn Sr. and Alma Carlson Kuhn.

Loraine enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved all her pets and will be missed by her cat, Sambo.

Loraine is predeceased by her husband, Carl F. Yungfleisch who passed away on January 29, 2011.

She is survived by her children, Alan (Rosemarie) Yungfleisch of Elba, Robert (Colleen) Yungfleisch of East Pembroke, Sharon (Jeff) Hillabush of Albion, Mark Yungfleisch of Elba and  Annie Yungfleisch of Elba; beloved grandmother of Kristen (Tom) Englerth, Stephanie Carlsen, Courtney (Matt) Campbell, Krisha Yungfleisch, Ryan Yungfleisch and Adam (Amanda) Yungfleisch; nine great-grandchildren; Thomas, Mia, Harper and Nora Englerth, Makenzie, Ryleigh and Kadyn Carlsen and Gage and Owen Campbell; her sister-in-law, Gloria Kuhn of Albion along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Lloyd Kuhn, Jr., Mary Jane Marek, Arnold Kuhn and Clark Kuhn.

There are no prior visiting hours.  Graveside services for Loraine will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. At Loraine's request, all in attendance for services are encouraged to dress casual. A reception and time of fellowship will follow graveside services at 12:00 pm at the Elba Fire Department Recreation Hall, 7143 Oak Orchard Road, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

ritter_joseph_-_photo1.jpgJoseph D. Ritter “Joe”, 67 of Corfu, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday (July 27, 2022) at his residence.

He was born May 4, 1955 in Batavia, a son of the late John Sr. and Helen Dziuba Ritter.

Joe was in the cheese business for most of his life after high school. He was employed for Kutter’s Cheese and then Cabot Creamery prior to his retirement. Joe was a family man who would give the shirt off of his back for anyone. He loved to tinker around on anything and was a fan of Cub Cadet and Ford vehicles. He was a gentle giant who will be missed by so many people who were blessed to have known him.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Szelagiewicz Ritter of Corfu. Daughters, Jill (Greg) Colombo of Williamsville and Janet (James) Stady of Lancaster. Grandchildren, Kyle and Aaron Colombo, Vida and Ayla Stady. Siblings, Robert (Cindy) Ritter of Corfu, Sharon (late Joseph) Koszuta of Akron, Julie (Gary) Fillion of Rochester, John (late Joanne) Ritter of Corfu, Karl (Stephanie) Ritter of Easton, PA and Mark (LaDonna) Ritter of Millbrook, AL. Step-mother, Carol Ritter of Akron. Step-brother, Scott (Brenda) Muir of Avon. Step-sister, Darlene (Bruce) Curtis of Corfu. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may attend visitation on Sunday (July 31st) from 4-7pm at the C.B. BEACH & SON MORTUARY, INC, 4-6 Main St., Corfu, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main St, Corfu, NY. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.




Barbara A. Tooley, age 86, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Monday, July 25,2022.

    barbara_ann_tooley_0.jpg Her gentle, soft spoken, big hearted soul was born in Batavia to the late Kenneth and Alida (Needham) Smart of East Pembroke, where she resided all through her school years. Barbara went on graduating from Corfu High School, class of 1954. Several years later working as a Secretary until retirement for the former L. J. Groths & Sons.

     After retirement, she enjoyed spending her time shopping, crafting, quilting/sewing and having lunch with her friends, ("the girls"). Most of all, her biggest pride and joy was her family, which she loved very much.

     She leaves behind many saddened and broken hearts. Her Brother, Robert (Cathy) Smart of Corfu and sister, Vera (Robert) Newton of East Pembroke; Five children: Timothy Tooley of Medina, Jeffery Tooley of Texas, Jonathan (Charlene) Tooley of East Bethany, Ruth (Randy) Carter of Georgia, and David (Celena) Tooley of West Virginia. Nineteen Grandchildren, Twenty Four Great-Grandchildren and many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

     Family and Friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 4 ~7 PM at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy. There will be a short church service, Tuesday, August 2,2022, 11:00 AM at The City Church, 210 E. Main St., Batavia; directly followed by her final resting place at Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.

     Contributions in memory of Barbara are suggested to either St. Jude Children's Hospital or to an animal shelter organization of the donor's choice.

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

larry2.jpg  Lawrence Lee Rowcliffe, son of Wallace E. Rowcliffe and Gertrude Rowcliffe died on Wednesday the 27th of July 2022, in the Veterans Hospital in Batavia, New York. He married Debra K. Rowcliffe of Oakfield New York on 18 April 1981. He was a loyal husband, they were married for 41 years and he loved her intensely, until his last day of life his final words to her were "I love you, I love you, I love you."

Larry was the fourth child of Wallace and Gertrude.  He is preceded in death by his sisters, Barbara Whaley and Betty Cintorino. He is survived by his older sister, Milda Tillotson and his younger brother, Gary Rowcliffe.

He was a father to seven children, Alan Rhodes, Jasen Rowcliffe, Amy Coughlin, Christopher Rhodes, Jerrod Rowcliffe, Brad Rhodes and Joleen Aquina. As a father, he taught us the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar. He was always the first to put his hook in the water when fishing, and patient enough to help you untangle your line when you had made a mess of things. He had his favorite fishing spots, but we have been sworn under pain of haunting, to not reveal them, so you're on your own.

He loved to be outdoors, trapping, fishing and hunting, but he was at his best at the Sport of Kings talking to complete strangers and enjoying good coffee, with his Veterans group and few remaining friends.

He was very proud of being a Vietnam Veteran, and his time in the service. He was wounded in battle in 1965 and awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery, and a Purple Heart for his sacrifice upon the alter of freedom "Freedom is Never Free". He will be sorely missed by his surviving family and friends.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be held privately for the family.

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

Berney V. Staats, age 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning (July 27, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

   berney_v._staats_0.jpg  He was born May 20, 1936, in Albany, New York, son of the late Willard and Lillian Staats. After attending Ravena Coeymans High School, where he was President of the Student Council, in 1954, he entered the United States Air Force and served overseas in England during the Korean War. He married Joan F. Henry in 1962, and they spent 59 loving, caring years together. Berney was active in the Stafford Fire Department and the American Legion, and served as Commander of the Batavia American Legion post.

     A devoted father and grandfather who nurtured his daughters’ interests in music and theater, and attended all of his grandsons’ baseball, football, and basketball games, Berney was also an avid reader, Yankees and Bills fan, golf and social media enthusiast, carpenter, gardener, and nature lover.

     He will be sadly missed by his daughters Marian Staats (Thomas Bowen) and Cindy (Steven) Dumbleton; grandsons Steven and Joshua Dumbleton; sister-in-law Agnes Bohl; and brother James Staats.

     Berney’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the Palliative Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care of their father and grandfather.

     Family and friends are invited to his Rite of Christian Burial which will be held on Monday, August 1st at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. Interment with military honors will follow in Morganville Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Center.

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


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