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Patricia E. Parness, 86, of Batavia, passed away on February 25, 2022 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

Patricia was born September 8, 1935 in Darien, a daughter of the late Earl and Laura (Patroni) Amidon.

A member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Patricia enjoyed gardening, horseback riding, music, spending time with her family and talking with her sisters on the phone.   She worked in building management at the Batavia VA Medical Center.

Surviving are grandchildren, Michael (Kelly) Parness, Glenn Jr. (Jackie) Parness and Maryann (George) Martinez; long time friend William Pfalzer and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Parness; stepsons, Glenn and Gregory Parness; sisters, Norma McClurg, Thelma Crittenden, Lois Kelly and Ramona Kelly and her brother, Douglas Amidon.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 10 from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Patricia's funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. also on Thursday.  She will be laid to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Alleghany Road, Corfu, NY 14036 or to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, www.roswellpark.org.  

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

William L. "Wild Bill" Herrington, 83, of Byron, passed away on February 20, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

William was born September 8, 1938 in Portville, a son of the late Edward and Auta (Cline) Herrington.

After his retirement, he enjoyed gold panning.  William loved John Deere tractors.

Surviving are three step-children, Ellen Boyce, Douglas Coveny and Charles Coveny; a marriage to Doris Bater that ended in divorce; brother, Robert Herrington; a sister, Shirley Nelson and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his brother, Burton Herrington.

William's Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Byron Hotel, 6874 Route 237 in Byron.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html.

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

Arrangements for William were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

Mary (Betty) Elizabeth Barsuk, 95, of Batavia passed away at her home Wednesday evening.

Mary, daughter of Charles and Isabella Sivret, was born in Tupper Lake, NY and lived most her life in Batavia.  

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Barsuk, her brother, Dr. Alexander Sivret and sons Robert Fowler and James Fowler.

She is survived by her sister Gertrude (Henry) Gorski, sons Joseph Barsuk Jr, David Barsuk and Harry Barsuk, daughters Myra Pecchio, Cheryl (Luciano) Perez, Ann (David) Kehrer, Doreen Barsuk and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary was a lifetime member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary Unit 49.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Mary's Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial will be at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

Arrangements for Mary were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. To leave a message of condolence, share a story, or light a candle please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Hilton - Leslie W. Ames passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the age of 77. He is survived by his children, Deborah (Leo) Starowitz, Rebecca Ames and Jeff (Erica Jacobs) Ames; his daughter-in-law, Christy Ames; his sister, Nancy Chapman; his grandchildren, Daniel and Timothy Starowitz, Joshua (Kaitlyn) Harris, Clark, Liam and Ethan Ames; his great-grandchildren, Braiden and Braxton; his former wife, Sue (Mason) Ames; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by predeceased by his parents, John Ames and Eunice (Goodliff) Ames, and his sisters, Ann Kelsey and Carole Zeigler. 

Les graduated from Elba High School in 1962 and from Alfred State University in 1964. He served in the US Army Reserves from 1965-1971. He moved to Hilton in 1974.  Les was a Foreman for Dover Elevators for many years, as well as helping with the family car dealership.  He enjoyed hunting, being at camp in the Adirondacks and spending time with his friends, family and grandchildren. 

A private Graveside Service will be held in North Byron Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

Contributions can be made in memory of Leslie to a charity of your choice.

Catherine S. Weibel, 89, of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

She was born on March 18, 1932, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Nelson and Marie Schlehr Wheaton. Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Alfred C. Weibel.

She first worked at Prudential and then worked the farm alongside her husband for many years. Catherine then went on to be a home health aide for WillCare in Buffalo for 20 years. She was a longtime devoted member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. She was active many parish ministries, including Martha’s Table, Legion of Mary and was an Extraordinary Minister.

Surviving are four sons, Mark D. (Helen) Weibel, Robert D. Weibel, Frank D. (Darlene) Weibel and Nelson D. (Donna) Weibel; three daughters, Margaret A. (Tom Brunner) Weibel-Brunner, Mary Ann (Douglas) Calkins and Arlene A. (Joseph) Jewett. 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren also survive.

Family and friends may call Friday, March 4, 2022, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5th at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke, NY. 

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

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

maskell.jpg  Terry Lynn Maskell, 62 of Batavia, formally of Byron, passed away peacefully at United Memorial Medical Center on Monday, February 28th, 2022, after a brief illness. She was born on July 15, 1959, the daughter of the late Donald and Carolyn Maskell.

Terry Lynn is predeceased by her parents, and brothers, Gerald and Randy Maskell. Terry Lynn is survived by her brothers Michael (Edie) of Ohio, and Donald Jr of Byron, sister-in-law Holly of California, four nieces, seven nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and her cat Gracie.

Terry Lynn graduated from the Rochester School For The Deaf on June 23rd, 1978. She loved to drive and shared that passion with her late father. Terry Lynn also had a passion for animals, especially her beloved cats, Xena and Gracie.

Family and friends are invited to call at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 on Friday, March 4th from 4:00-7:00PM and Saturday, March 5th from 9:00-10:00AM. A 10:00AM Celebration of Life Service officiated by Reverend Michael Maskell of Findlay, Ohio will immediately follow at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3481 W. Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Pavilion / LeRoy ~ Edward D. Long, age 66, died peacefully Tuesday morning (March 1, 2022) at Premier Genesee Center in Batavia.

     Ed was born October 31, 1955 in Batavia, a son of the late Merritt and Ruth Buckel Long of Stafford.

     He was retired from the Pavilion Central School District and was a life long member of the Pavilion Fire Department.

     He is survived by his son, Jason Long of LeRoy; step-sons, Jesse (Kelly) Thater of Royersford, PA and Andrew (Wendy) Thater of Pavilion, four sisters, Cheryl (John) Perry of Attica, Carol (George) Pursel of LeRoy, Jill Long of Tennessee and Nancy Castle-Scott of Tennessee; mother-in-law, Sally Schoenthal; sister-in-law, Judy Fairbanks-Sanders of Batavia, 7 grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Ed was predeceased by his wife of 22 years, Deborah A. (Schoenthal) Long in 2013 and his father-in-law, Edwin Schoenthal in 2020.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 5 from 1 ~ 4 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Services are private. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pavilion Fire Department, P.O. Box 156, Pavilion, N.Y. 14525.  

     Your memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with Ed's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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

Batavia – Gladys J.  Hartrick, 87 of Batavia, formerly of Basom, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

She was born Wednesday, June 6th, 1934 in Corfu, a daughter of the late Norman Muntz and Flora Simpson Muntz.

Gladys is the wife of Vincent H. Hartrick who passed away on March 30, 2017.

Surviving are her daughters, Barbara (Late Brad) Banks of Delevan, Donna (Jim) Buczek of Elba and Deborah (Mike) Moore of Batavia; grandchildren, Carl and Michelle Draper and Nicole (Jared) Kirkum; great-grandchildren, Barrett, Connie, Aiden and Brennan; her brother, Roy (Evelyn) Muntz of Oakfield; her sisters, Linda (Late Robert) Bowman of Corfu, Dorothy Plowe of Batavia and Shirley Glado of Lockport along with several nieces and nephews.

She is the sister of the late Eleanor Hazel.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 4th, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her funeral service will immediately follow visitation and will begin at 4 pm. She will be laid to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association of Western New York, 5488 Sheridan Drive, #300, Williamsville, New York 14221. To leave a condolence, share a stoy or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

henryfochs.jpgHenry F. Ochs, 71 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing in Batavia. He was born June 27, 1950 in Rochester to the late Henry V. and Marjorie (Baldinger) Ochs.  

Henry was a United States Army Veteran. He retired from Kodak in Rochester. Mr. Ochs coached Little League Baseball, softball and was very involved with the Boy Scouts.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Cindy (Moore) Ochs of Batavia; children, Penny (Eric) Snyder of Phoenix, NY, April (Andrew) Wenzel of Holly, Michael (Bridget) of MD and Jennifer (Earl) DeLong of Batavia; siblings Lucille Perkins of VA, Nancy (Jim) Lougheed of Washington State, David Ochs of Friendship, NY; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 2 to 4pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A Celebration of his Life will immediately follow, 4:00pm at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the activities fund at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing, 257 State Street, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Stafford - David J. King, age 81, passed into God’s eternal world on Feb 1, 2022 in the company of his beloved wife, Barbara Mansfield King.  He passed with the promise of resurrection at their home at Godfrey’s Pond. Dave passed peacefully after a long battle with congestive heart failure and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

David King was born on April 1, 1940 in  Batavia, NY to Elliot and Jane King.  They grew up on North Street and enjoyed sports of all kinds and eventually became Eagle Scouts with Boys Scouts of America.

After graduation from Batavia High in 1958, Dave attended SUNY Brockport for a period of time.  He eventually took full time employment at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy, NY where he retired after 42 years of service.  

Dave married his one and only true love on November 4, 1961 and they were proud to have celebrated 60 years of marriage.  They were an example of patience, dedication and the value of strong family values.  

Some of his favorite memories and best friends were from JAYCEES.  He was a lifetime member and an International Senator for that organization.  

Dave was active in adult softball leagues and was an avid bowler for years.  He loved golf and shared his love of the sport with family and friends.  

A lifetime active member of Saint James Espicopal Church .  He served that parish as an altar server, vestry member, choir member and a regular attendee as he was able. 

Dave is survived by his wife, Barbara Mansfield King and children Robert (Hammondsport, NY) and Jamie Hutchison King; Judy (Churchville, NY) and Jeffrey Essig.  Grandchildren include Hailey and David King Zimmer of Canandaigua, NY; Phillip King of New York City; Nichole and Matt Essig Heins of Caledonia, NY; Jenna and Scott Essig of Churchville, NY.  His great-grandchildren are Dawson and Rory Zimmer of Canandaigua.

Family and friends may call on Friday (March 4, 2022) from 2-4 and 7-9 at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street in Batavia, where David's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (March 5, 2022) at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be in St. James Columbarium at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in David's name may be made to St. James Episcopal Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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