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Oakfield - Clayton W. Sharp, 93, lifelong farmer and Oakfield resident, died Saturday (October 24, 2015) at Tender Loving Family Care-Canalview in Albion.

He was born February 24, 1922 in Oakfield, a son of the late Charles and Ruth (Lovejoy Lewis) Sharp.

Clayton was a member of the Genesee County Farm Bureau and also the First Baptist Church of Elba, having served as a deacon and trustee.  He delivered meals on wheels for over 12 years.

Survivors include his wife, Helen (Billings) Sharp of Oriskany Falls; three sons, Vernon Sharp of New Hampshire, Gene (Connie) Sharp of Basom and Brian (Pamela) Sharp of Poplar Bluff, MO; one daughter, Crystal (Thomas) Wager of Victor; one brother, Willard Sharp of West Virginia; 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Doris Ruth (Woodworth) Sharp, a brother, Edward Sharp, his twin brother, Clifford Sharp, three sisters, Mary Ives, Eleanor Shuknecht and Elizabeth Shuknecht, a grandson, Scott Sharp and a granddaughter, Stephanie Malone.  

Calling hours are Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elba, 31 South Main Street, Elba.  Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday also at the First Baptist Church of Elba. Private burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 50, Batavia, NY 14021. 

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

Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.


wellman1_0.jpgDonald Chauncey Wellman of Attica, NY passed away peacefully on October 24, 2015 at the Erie County Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born on February 12, 1931 in Warsaw, NY but soon thereafter became a life-long resident of Attica.

Don is survived by his loving wife of almost 63 years, Carol (Cooper) Wellman and three daughters: Donna Wellman Butler (Charles R.) of St. Augustine FL, Cyndie Ann Wellman of Attica, and Julie Wellman Huber (Jeffrey A.) of Attica, who believe to this day that “My Daddy can fix it”. He is also survived by three adoring grandsons who were the light of his life for the past twenty-plus years: Donald Jeffrey Huber of Attica, Stephen Wesley Huber of Milford CT, and Lee Wellman Huber of Attica. His sister, Ruth Wellman Lange of Attica, nephew David N. Lange (Marilyn Fox) of Alexander NY and niece Marcia Lange Perry (Robert A.) of Attica and their families also survive Don and have given him much enjoyment and support.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chauncey Parker Wellman and Evelyn Barrett Wellman, brother-in-law Norman K. Lange, and his father- and mother-in-law Arlie L. Cooper and Perle Horton Cooper, all of Attica.

After serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict, Don returned to Attica and soon began a career with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he worked in several capacities, ultimately becoming the Plant Manager at the Attica Westinghouse foundry. Many of his happiest times were spent reminiscing with and about his fellow Westinghouse colleagues and their accomplishments and exploits. He was honored in June 2015 as Grand Marshal of the Attica Founder’s Day parade which featured an exhibit presented by the Attica Historical Society about the Attica Westinghouse plant.

Don made many contributions to the local community including serving on the Attica Central School Board of Education, the Intercommunity Medical Center Board, the Attica Village Board of Trustees, the Trinity United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, and membership in the Attica Historical Society and the Harder-O’Donnell Post of the American Legion. His many interests included enjoying his family and friends, woodworking, hunting, travel, playing euchre and sports. He was an avid New York Yankees supporter and a (sometimes frustrated) Buffalo Bills fan.

Those who knew Don will remember him for his quick wit, love of jokes (especially practical ones!), and his unwavering commitment to his family, friends, and community. He will be deeply missed but the world is a better place because of him. Now Heaven gets a chance to enjoy his gifts.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00PM and 6:00 to 8:00PM on October 28, 2015 at the Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on October 29, 2015 at the Marley Funeral Home with interment services immediately following at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s name to the Attica Fire Department, 11 Water St., Attica, NY 14011 or to Friends for Colombia, an organization that provides assistance to travelers in distress and were an invaluable source of comfort and support to Don and his family when he became ill in Colombia. Donations may be made through their website at www.friendsforcolombia.org. 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.

gene2.jpgGenevieve Sobolewski, 98, formally of Batavia, NY passed away Sunday October 18, 2015 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, NY. She was born August 19, 1917 in Buffalo to her late father Stanley Twardowski and mother Marcyanne Galeziewski.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years Cyril J. Sobolewski; brothers Stanley and Frank Twardowski; sisters Eleanor Matlasz, Angela Sobolewski, Otylia Jakubowski and Rosalyn Moscicki.

Genevieve worked for R.E. Chapin for over 45 years. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Church in Batavia as well as a long time active member in the Sodality.  Genevieve was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her 19 years of volunteer work at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She enjoyed crocheting & knitting for various charities. Her love of travel took her to such places as The Holy Land, Poland, Paris and Geneva Switzerland. Genevieve was a very loving Aunt to all her nieces and nephews: the late Lee Moscicki, Dorothy Grant-Fletcher, Carol Johnson, Francis Dirisio, Richard Moscicki, Elizabeth Santora, John Jakubowski, the late Marcia Belli, Donna Twardowski, Greg Yourkowski, Daniel Twardowski, and Eugene Moscicki.  

She is survived by her sister Delores Yourkowski of Batavia along with the above mentioned nieces and nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday October 28, 2015 at Ascension Parish 15 Sumner St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York www.alz.org/wny or the donor’s choice. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or 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.


Stafford ~ George H. Torrey, age 85, of Torrey Road, passed away early Tuesday morning (October 20, 2015) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

     Mr. Torrey was born July 26, 1930 to the late Elbert and Marjorie (Waterman) Torrey.

     Mr. Torrey was a (1948) graduate of Pavilion Central School and a (1952) graduate of State University of New York at Morrisville with an A.A. degree in (Agriculture). Mr. Torrey was a lifetime resident of Genesee County who owned and operated Springbrooke Farms for over 50 years.  In 2002 the Torrey family farm was recognized as a Century Farm by the New York Agricultural Society – recognizing 200 continuous years of operation.

     Mr. Torrey was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Amaryllis (Rashko) Torrey and infant son, Bryan Torrey. He is survived by his children; Melinda Torrey Bacon of Florida, Randall (Lisa) Torrey of Wisconsin, Jennifer (James) Lewis of Batavia, and Gregg (Jessica) Torrey of Bethany; his grandchildren; Calla Bacon, Jay Lewis and Rhowen Torrey; his siblings; Douglas Torrey (Peggy), Maxine Lisi (William) and Marcia Kibbe (Alan); sister-in-law, Mary Torrey and many nieces and nephews.

     George was also predeceased by his siblings; Charles, David, Donald, Reginald and Gerald Torrey.

     There will be no prior visitation and services for Mr. Torrey will be private at the family's convenience.

     The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers and suggests memorial donations be directed to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

krauss_0.pngDonna K. Krauss, 79, of Livonia, formerly of Perry, passed away Sunday October 18, 2015 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 18, 1936 in Sidney, New York to the late Ralph (Frances Marion Halbert) Colling. She is preceded in death by her husband Harold C. Krauss who died October 23, 2006; daughter Autumn Krauss who died in 1992 and brother William Collings who died in 2013.

Donna was a graduate of Perry Central School. She retired from the former Champion Products in Perry where she was an order editor. She was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry , where she was a former Sunday school teacher and was involved in their bible study group. She enjoyed cooking, doing crossword puzzles, embroidery and spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughters April (James) Blum of Livonia, Brenda (Richard) Simpson of Perry;  son Christopher Krauss of Livonia; sisters Deborah (James) Yamonaco of Leicester, Kimberly Collings of Mt. Morris; brothers Ernie (Linda) Collings of Silver Lake, Rusty (Judy) Collings of N. Carolina, Keith (Charlene) Collings of Perry, Colin Kelly of Sidney, NY; 4 grandchildren Jolynn (Daniel) Kemp, Krista Krauss, Cory and Kelsi Blum; 4 great grandchildren Brayden, Annabelle and Sophia Kemp, Sylass Osborne along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 4-8pm on Thursday October 22, 2015 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530 .A Memorial service will be held on Friday October 23rd at 11:00AM at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy 1825 K Street NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20006 or visit ucp.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Batavia – Mrs. Lucy A. Greer, 93, of Batavia, a member of Ascension Parish, passed away Tuesday (October 20, 2015) while under the care of the New York State Veteran’s Home, in Batavia.

Mrs. Greer was born December 12, 1921 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Vincencia (Delplato) Anastisia

Prior to enlisting in the Army in 1944, Lucy supported the American war effort while working as an aircraft riveter (“Rosie the Riveter”) for the Curtis Wright Company in Buffalo.  After returning to Batavia, Lucy was employed by St. Jerome Hospital where she would retire after 30 years.  She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Church and a volunteer for many school fund activities.

She is the wife of the late Dolphus H. Greer, who passed away September 1, 2009.

Surviving are her children, Ronald (Dee) Greer of Batavia and James (Annette) Greer of Henderson, CO; a sister, Josephine Geib of Batavia.  Three grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by a son, David; brothers, Christopher, Donald, Anthony, and Victor; sisters, Anna Torcello, Mary George, and Margaret Anastasia.

There will be no prior visitation.  Friends are invited to attend Lucy’s Funeral Service on Friday (October 23, 2015) at 12:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main St., Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New York State Veteran's Home - Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. 

Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  

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

miller1_0.jpgNeil J. Miller, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday (October 16, 2015) at his home in North Java. He was born January 16, 1927 in Buffalo, New York to the late Louis (Catherine Collier) Miller. He is preceded in death by his wife Marguerite (Marge) Eley; brothers Jerome, Gerald, Carl and Louis Miller and sisters Catherine and Rita Mary.

Neil served in the US Army during WWII in Italy. He retired after working for Ford Motor Co. for 35 years.  Neil also worked for Ortners International Dealership in North Java, Hogans Grocery and as a part time mail carrier.  After retirement Neil was a School Bus Driver for Becker’s Bus Service. He was an avid outdoorsman. Neil enjoyed hunting with his son’s, fishing and camping.  For many years he was the Boy Scout Master for the local troop.  Neil loved music, playing his guitar and singing for family and friends.  In his youth he played in several bands and called square dances. He was an active volunteer. Neil served on the Advisory board for the North Java Fire Department, St Nicholas Church Council and also served as the former North Java Water Commissioner.  He was also a member of the the VFW/American Legion and Pheasants Forever.

He is survived by his children, Neil (Peter) Miller (Debbie) of Corning, NY, Sharon Pierce of Attica, Daniel (Suzanne) Miller of Attica, Thomas (Sue Ann) Miller of North Java, Louis (Mary) Miller of East Bethany, Christopher (Karen) Miller of Strykersville, Patrick (Christie) Miller of Spencerport; brother Herman (Esther) Miller of North Java and sister Grace (Peter D’Amico)Tuller of Syracuse; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and special Friend Donna Fraser of Eden.

Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday October 25, 2015 from 2:00-600PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday October 26, 2015 at Church of St. Cecilia’s (St. John Neumann Parish)

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Java Rescue Squad 4274 Route 98 North Java, New York 14113, Church of St. Cecilia’s (St. John Neuman Parish) 991 Centerline Road  Sheldon, New York 14145 or Home Care & Hospice 450 North Main Street Warsaw, New York 14569. 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.

Raymond Johnson of Corfu, passed away September 13, 2015.

Son of Raymond Sr. and MaryLouise Johnson. Beloved husband of Jacqueline and loving father of Marla. Survived by siblings, Patricia (William) Sneller, Barbara (late Fernando) Samaniego and Sheila (Wayne) Vandenburg along with many other relatives.

There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

flowers_2.jpgLois Ann Amey (Brauen/Gibbons), 80, passed away on October 16, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.

She worked at Harrison Radiator, loved garage sales and the Attica Library.

She is survived by her four children Cynthia Fiegel (Dennis Fiegel), Scott Brauen (Susan Brauen), Steven Amey Jr. (Kari Amey) and Frederick H Amey II( Kimberly Amey),her siblings, John Gibbons (Debbie Gibbons), Lee(Harold) Gibbons, Alice Brasky, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

She was loved by many in the community and will be missed by all that knew her.

There will be no calling hours. An 11AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 24, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church 115 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Stevens Memorial Community Library 146 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. 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.

Cheryl (Marien) Kelley, 49. Beloved by family and friends, passed away on October 19, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Born at Sister's Hospital on April 27, 1966 in Buffalo, NY and a long time resident of Amherst, NY. 
Cheryl is survived by her husband Raymond Kelly and son Richard Scott Gray, Jr., Michael M. Marien (father), Helen Marien (aunt), Michael W. Marien (brother), and Suezanne R. Balduf (sister). Along with neices, Allison and Samantha Balduf. Cousins Robert and David Marien, Loren Sexton also survives.
Cheryl loved gardening and being with friends and family members. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.


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