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Batavia - Dustin M. Fleming, age 34, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at his home.

Dustin was born on January 6, 1988 in Batavia, son of Lisa A. Fleming of Batavia.

Surviving along with his mother are his son, Johnny Fleming; his siblings, Katrina Ewert, Nathan Clark, Christian Alexander and McKiah Alexander; and his cousin, Lynn Betties.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 5 pm to 6 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where his funeral services will immediately follow at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Dustin's name to his family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Dustin's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

rockygringer.jpgRocky J. Gringer, 75 of Batavia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born December 28, 1946 in Batavia to the late Anthony and Catherine (Pricola) Gringer.

Rocky was a proud United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He owned and operated a pizzeria Tip of the Boot with his cousin Gary Puccio in Colorado. Rocky was extremely athletic and enjoyed golf, tennis, skiing, cycling, baseball and going to the gym. Everyone loved his embracing personality.

He is survived by his siblings, Patti (the late Alfred) Panepinto, Josie (James) Lambert both of Batavia, Anthony (Theresa) Gringer of Pittsford, along with many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner St, Batavia, NY 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, with Military Honor’s.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd, Suite 100, Silver Springs, MD 20910; www.pickupplease.org or to Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073; www.foodforthepoor.org. 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.

On June 11, 2022 Karen M. Rodon rejoined Frank, her beloved husband of 45 years, who died in 2012.

Karen was born on July 17, 1945, in Batavia, NY to the late Frances and Daniel Canty.

She graduated from Batavia High School in 1963 and then attended the University of Buffalo. In 1967, she married Frank, her high school sweetheart and they moved to Hawaii where they lived for five years. In Hawaii, she worked for the U.S. Navy and continued her education at the University of Hawaii. Upon her return to Batavia, she began a 36-year career with the Veterans Administration, from which she retired as the Human Resource Manager for the Batavia and Buffalo VA Medical Centers. Following Karen’s retirement in 2004, she and Frank sailed their boat to their new home in Fort Myers, Florida. Karen was the volunteer editor of their community newspaper, volunteered for the Veterans Foundation and delivered Meals on Wheels of Lee County.

She is survived by her brother, James Canty; her sister, Diane Gerould; sister-in-law, Carol (Merle) Banek and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her brother, Gerald “Red” Canty predeceased her in 2001.

Karen and Frank’s ashes will be interred at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Karen’s name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21747-5014 or ECHO, Inc., 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. Local arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Diane R. Schoff, 61, of Corfu, passed away on June 9, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Diane was born January 3, 1961, in Batavia, the daughter of the late Jack and Ruth (Warren) Bromsted.

Diane enjoyed bird watching, playing video games, watching Jeopardy with her son, baking, gardening, cross stitch, reading and sharing books with her grandchildren and spending time with her family.  During the 1990's, while working as the cashier in the cafeteria at Pembroke Primary School, was known as Miss Diane.

Surviving are her husband, Martin Schoff; children, Kelly (Jeromy Korytkowski) Schoff, Garret Schoff and Kyle (Katherine) Schoff; grandchildren, Sienna Korytkowski, Autumn Korytkowski, Lilian Schoff and Noah Schoff; brothers, David (Paula) Bromsted, Daniel (Bonnie) Bromsted and Jack Bromsted; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Bromsted Masse, Brian (Michelle) Bromsted, Becky (Zack) Siembor, Elizabeth (fiancé Dan Tornow) Bromsted; great-nieces and great-nephews, Grace Masse, Jack Masse, Ella Bromsted, Marley Siembor and Josslyn Siembor.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Diane's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke, 2583 Main Road, East Pembroke.  She will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery in Pembroke.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 2117 Buffalo Road, #299, Rochester, NY 14624, www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/chapters/rochester.  

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

held.jpgSylvia Held (Smith) of Zephryhills, FL, passed away on May 20th at the age of 93.

Mrs. Held is predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, George Held Jr.; siblings Jeanette Bennett, Hugh (Pat), Ross and Royal Smith; and granddaughter Shelsie Walsh.

She is survived by her loving children Keith Sr. (Shirley) Held and Cathleen Bieber; her beloved grandchildren Erin (Danny) Walsh, Keith Jr. and Katelyn Held; and great grandchildren Avery and Beckham Amaral.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:30 AM graveside service will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the West Middlebury Cemetery, East Bethany, NY. Where she will be laid to rest with her husband George.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Middlebury Baptist Church, 4950 W. Middlebury Road, East Bethany, NY 14054. 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.

dairyfarm.jpgJeffery M. Schum, 64 of Batavia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, Inc in Perry. He was born January 8, 1958 in Batavia to the late Maynard Schum and Shirley (Snyder) Schum. He is preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Red and Mici Sawyer.  

Jeff was a dairy farmer, farming was his life and his life was farming. He enjoyed playing Euchre and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Gail A. (Sawyer) Schum of Batavia; siblings, Steven (Rosemary) Schum of Darien, Cheryl (Wayne) Kriger of Attica, Janice Youngers of Attica, sisters and brother-in-law, Marcia Sawyer of FL, Lauren (Mark) Howell of Norwich, NY, Alison (Anthony) Felt of Clifton Park, Randall (Connie) Sawyer of Huntingtown, MD; along with 10 nieces and nephews; 7 great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 1:00pm Celebration of his Life will immediately follow at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Pleasant View Cemetery, Orangeville.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, Inc., 167 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. 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.


Patricia J. Herman, 91, of Indian Falls, NY, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 10, 2022.

Pat was born on March 4, 1931, in the family home in Indian Falls, the daughter of the late Gladwin “Bill” and Elizabeth “Betty” (Haas) Sliker. Pat was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard J. Brown and her devoted husband, Charles A. Herman.

Pat was a dedicated member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church for 70 years and active in numerous groups at church.  She was a founding member of Indian Falls Campground and picnic area. Pat worked closely with her parents to manage the campground until her father’s passing. She was a member of the East Pembroke Rebekah’s.  Pat was a legal secretary to Sherwin Wittman at his law firm and a longtime bookkeeper for William’s Poultry Farm in Pembroke were many happy memories and lifelong friendships were established.

Pat loved to be creative, taking many classes in flower arranging, stain glass production and cake decorating. She was known far and wide with her family and friends for her delicious and moist cakes. Many in Genesee County and the surrounding area, have had the pleasure of sampling her baking expertise! Pat was very active with her graduating class and childhood friends all through her adult life. She took great pride and loved researching her nuclear and extended family genealogy. Pat had a love of nature, especially keeping the bird population around her home well fed.

Pat never had to register a “change of address” with the United States Postal Service. She lived and loved her entire existence in the beautiful hamlet where her grandparents forged a legacy, finding pure contentment on the hill between her lake and the creek.

Pat is survived by her children; Cindy (Bill) White, Douglas Brown, Darlene (Mark) Bramley and Laurie (Tracy) Rudolph; her step-children; Charles (Lori) Herman, Julie (Pat Marvin) Herman, Richard (Nicole Hornstein) Herman and Betsy (Sander) Abramson; 13 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Pat is also survived by her cousin, Winnie Murray.

Family and friends may call Friday, June 17, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Allegheny Road, Corfu, NY. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. 

Memorials may be made to the church.

lachut_keegan_-_photo1.jpgKeegan J. Lachut, 42 of Corfu, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Wednesday (June 1, 2022) at his residence.

He was born July 8, 1979 in Dunkirk, NY, a son of Alison Ruckh Penna and the late Charles Lachut.

Keegan was a 1997 graduate of Pine Valley Central School and attended the Universal Technology Institute for Diesel Mechanics.  As part of his career he also received several certifications in safety and waste management. He was a proud member of the International Operators Union Local 17, where he worked for companies such as Anastasi Trucking, Ciminelli, Pinto, West Valley Nuclear and Benchley Cranes.

Some of his career accomplishments was that he ran Buffalo’s first Tower crane during the construction of Buffalo’s Medical Campus, helped in the construction of wind turbines along the Lake Erie water front and was superintendent of WNY’s largest manufacturing building, Solar City. Keegan was also skilled in the plumbing trade which was passed down from his grandfather, to his father and to him.

Keegan and his brother Brent shared a special bond that only brothers could have. They were best friends. Always talking on the phone every morning on the way to work and gaming together at night. Brent will greatly miss his brother as will His wife Aimee who thought of him as a brother.   She too will be lost without him.

Keegans many pastimes include hunting and fishing, camping with his companion and niece and nephew, gaming with his family and friends, singing and playing guitar, playing pool, boating and woodworking. Most of all he loved spending time with his family

Survivors include his mother, Alison (Tom) Penna of S. Dayton, NY. Brother, Brent (Aimee) Lachut of S. Dayton. Aunts and uncles, Lana Austin of S. Dayton,Linda (Skip) Sticek of S. Dayton, Carol Lachut of Arkansas and Andrea Herrington of Virginia. Nieces and Nephews, Wesley Lachut, Chloe Lachut, Cole Lachut, Bella Lachut, Brody Lachut, Kate Lachut and Jeff Bender. Companion, Anna Kennedy. Also survived by many cousins and friends all over WNY.

Predeceased by grandparents, Vern and Millie Ruckh and Edward and Agnes Lachut. Uncles, Ray Austin and Allen Lachut.

Because Keegan was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, the family would like memorials in his name to be made to The Patricia Allen Fund, Benefiting Oishei Children’s Hospital, 818 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203.

 There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday June 19th at the Trillium Lodge in Cherry Creek, NY from Noon until 4 pm.

Expressions of sympathy 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.

 

 

pratt_eileen_-_photo1.jpgEileen M. Pratt, 91 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (June 10, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born January 22, 1931 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of the late Coily and Lillian Gray Burgett.

Eileen was employed by Kisiel Die Casting Co. and Tompkins Die Casting Co. in Batavia prior to her retirement.

She was the wife of the late Norman Pratt and sister of the late Clifford Burgett, Harvey Burgett and Evelyn Davis.

Survivors include her children, Norma Bauer of Texas, Patricia Dick of Canandaigua, Bettyjo (David) Gizzi of Hamburg, Sherry Lynn (Andy) Coppi of Texas, Norman (Debbie) Pratt of Darien, Kelley (Scott) Smith of Virginia and Chad Pratt of Oakfield. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (June 16th) from 5-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery, Stafford, NY.

Expressions of sympathy 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.

 

 

helenfredamalecki.jpgHelen Freda Malecki, 94 of Alden, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Alexander, with her family by her side. She was born February 7, 1928 in Buffalo, to the late Arthur and Freda (Mueller) Krege. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard J. Malecki.

Mrs. Malecki worked as a Teacher’s Aid in Buffalo from 1966 to 1985 at School 84 and School 84 Annex. She was a member of NYSLRS, an avid gardener and in the Frohsinn Singing Society of Buffalo.

She is survived by her beloved children, Richard J. (Patricia) Malecki Jr of Tonawanda; Faith (Kevin) Bannister of Bennington; grandchildren, Amy (Derik) Ramirez, Richard J. Malecki III, Christopher (Colleen) Malecki, Erin (Sean) Wilson, Alexander and Lara Bannister; 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HomeCare and Hospice, 29 Liberty St, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 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.

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