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pictureforzach528.jpgSebastian, FL and Oakfield- James R. “Jimmy” Clor, has taken his final flight on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. He was 75.

James was born on December 30, 1946. The loving son of Loren “Bud” (Ileen) Clor and Marie (Herbert) Lamkin.

He was adventurous and charismatic from a very young age. While working at the family business, Clor’s Meat Market, he and his friends also undertook training, from his father, to be pilots. Through dedication and hard work Jimmy completed his first solo flight on his 16th birthday. He was a graduate of Batavia High School and soon after he ran off to North Carolina to marry the love of his life, Norma Post. Jimmy spent his career flying airplanes. He has flown many private flights, the governor, and air ambulance transportation for organ transplants. Jimmy lived in Oakfield from 1971 until his retirement in 2004 when he moved to Sebastian, FL.

He was a prominent businessman in both Sebastian and Batavia. Jimmy successfully owned and operated C R Auto Sales and later a small business called “U Buy it” selling cars, jet skis, and so much more. He was a salesman at heart, selling over 1000 cars in his life; he especially loved Corvettes.

Jimmy loved his shiatzus, Sammy and Mary Jo. He spent his days boating, watching the Buffalo Bills, and stopping by every “watering hole” in Sebastian, along Florida coast, for a Budweiser. He cherished spending time with his family and friends, living every moment to the fullest.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma (Post) Clor; children, David J. (Denise) Clor, Ronald “Ronny” Clor, and Michael (Terri) Clor; Siblings, Sandra (Neil) Weinberg, Patty (Scott Hetherman) Benson, Scott Lamkin, Dough Lamkin, Steve Lamkin, Debra Rider, and Pam Rush; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father, Loren “Bud” Clor; Stepfather, Herbert Lamkin; brothers, Daniel Lamkin and David Clor.

Honoring Jimmy’s request, there will be a private service for the family in Sebastian, FL.

Jimmy was loved was by all and will be missed by all.

Now Jimmy you have your own wings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14021.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a memory, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

RICHARD HAMILTON WHITE passed away at his home in Northampton, Massachusetts on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the age of 88. Husband, father, artist, scientist, teacher, Dick was born on February 16, 1934, in Rochester NY to Edith and George Lynn White.

Dick’s intellectual curiosity began early in life. He attended public schools in Batavia, New York. He loved the school library and the Carnegie Library near his home. As high school senior, he had the top SAT score in western NY and gained free tuition to the University of Rochester receiving a BS in Biology. A gifted artist from childhood, Dick then attended the Albright-Knox School at the University of Buffalo for one year studying Studio Art. While he went on to become a scientist, he cultivated his love of art and art history throughout his life. He attended Washington University, St. Louis receiving a PhD in Zoology. Dick received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral fellowship in Biology at the University of Virginia. He served as a faculty member at Purdue University. He was a NIH fellow at Harvard University.

In 1970, he joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He taught animal physiology, molecular biology, and genetics. Over the years, he welcomed many advanced undergraduates and graduate students into his research laboratory. With a colleague, he established a National Science Foundation supported research program. Their work was published in prestigious scientific journals. In recent years, he was pleased to learn that some of their publications from many years ago retained some pertinence, having received comments and queries from graduate students working on aspects of insect vision and visual ecology. Upon retirement, he was awarded the title of professor emeritus and a post-retirement research professor designation.

In retirement, he returned to painting, creating large outdoor sculptures, and working in mixed media. He enjoyed traveling, reading the NY Times and favorite literary works, and listening to music. He loved opera, classical music, and jazz.

He was a loving and supportive companion to his wife, and as a devoted father, he was life-long teacher and inspiration to his children. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sally, his daughter Diane (Joe), son James (Jennifer), granddaughter Lauren, and daughter Erica (Mark). He is predeceased by his parents and his brother Craig (Margie). A private celebration of his life is planned for the spring of 2023. DROZDAL FUNERAL HOME of Northampton, MA has been entrusted with his services.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Dick’s memory to Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, https://www.cooleydickinson.org/programs-services/vna-hospice/ or Death with Dignity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to end-of-life advocacy and
policy reform, https://deathwithdignity.org/ For more information or to leave the family a personal condolence, please visit Drozdalfuneralhome.com

Bergen- Mrs. Jennie “Busia” Starowitz, of Bergen, died on September 28, 2022. 

Mrs. Starowitz was born on January 26, 1926 in Alexander, NY, daughter of Kazmir and Veronica (Piasecki) Dempski. 

Her husband, Stephen C. Starowitz, a retired farm operator, died October 20, 1998.

She was a member of St. Brigid Church of Bergen.  Jennie was a long-time member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, a 4-H Leader, and a Genesee County Fair judge. She enjoyed teaching young 4-H’ers sewing, cooking, tatting, crafts, crocheting and knitting.  In 2004 Jennie was “recognized by the Board of Directors of Genesee County as 2004 Friend of Extension for her many years of dedicated service to the 4-H program of Genesee County”.  Mrs. Starowitz also made many quilts for the Pediatric Unit of Strong Memorial Hospital.  She was a demonstrator/supervisor of Dutchmaid Fashions for 24 years, worked for the Prudential Insurance Company of Batavia for 4 years and was manager of Bergen Meadows Apartments for 8 years.  Jennie was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Services, Blood and Flu Clinic Services and also the Tour/Information Booth in Batavia.  She was a Charter and Lifetime Member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the South Byron Fire Department and served on the advisory council of the Office for the Aging.  Jennie was responsible for helping start a club for the Seniors of St. Brigid Church known as the “Recycled Teens”. 

Survivors include four sons, Stephen (Diane) Starowitz of Byron, David (Gayla) Starowitz of Byron, Thomas (Terri) Starowitz of Stafford and Michael (Joann) Starowitz of Bergen; a daughter, Susan-Marie Williams of Houston, Texas.  She also has 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey Starowitz, Cathy (Michael) Parsons, James (Sherry) Starowitz, Shawna (Josh) Dorman, Jenna (Colby) Ayres, Emily (Brian) Hirsch, Cori (Patrick) Zinter, Christopher (Krystal) Starowitz, Stephanie (Duane) Ruppert, Kaitlyn (Paul) Chmielowiec and Matthew (Amy) Starowitz.  Jennie has been blessed with 27 great grandchildren.  Also surviving is her sister, Stephanie Mazurek of Alabama; sister-in-law, Antoinette Dempski of Alexander and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother of the late George H. Starowitz and sister of the late Stanley, Joseph, Edward and Andrew Dempski.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home at 51 South Main Street in Bergen, NY.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Monday, October 3, 2022 at St. Brigid Church, 18 Gibson Street in Bergen, NY. Burial will be at St. Brigid Cemetery, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bergen Ambulance and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 326, Byron, NY 14422 or the South Byron Fire Department, P.O. Box 22, South Byron, NY 14557.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

faye_amberger.jpgFaye Ellen Amberger, 82 of Attica, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2022 at her son’s home in Pavilion. She was born May 19, 1941 in Attica, to the late Edward Schmidt and Bertha (Jones) Schmidt. She is preceded in death by her late beloved husband, John “Jack” Amberger Sr. of Attica, brothers Bud Schmidt, Jack Schmidt, and George Schmidt, all of Attica, and sister Sally VanBuren of Warsaw.

She is survived by her children Ronald Amberger of Rochester, and John (Jeannie Kirsch) Amberger Jr. of Pavilion, grandchildren Evan and Shea Amberger of Pavilion and sisters-in-law Catherine “Midge” Ball of Warsaw, Ruth Newton of Batavia, Fern and Helene Schmidt of Attica, along with several nieces and nephews.

Faye was a lifetime resident of Attica, born in her parent’s home, living in the village, and working as a bank teller at the age of 17. Until she retired from the “new” bank up the street, then known as the Marine Midland. In 1967 the love of her life built their Dream Home just outside the village, staying in the township, where they spent the rest of their lives together. She loved watching and feeding the birds, and wild rabbits in the winter. She loved puzzles and in later years, many trips to the casino.

There will be a spring time service held at her final resting place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

riley.jpg  Marilyn J. Riley, age 79 of Rochester, NY formerly of Perry passed away on Sunday September 25, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born on September 26, 1942 in Warsaw, NY a daughter to the late Roy and Merle (Rutherford) Handy. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Raymond E. Riley who passed away in 2013 and a brother: Donald Handy.

Marilyn was a 1960 graduate of Perry Central High School. She was a cashier for the former Star Market in Perry. Marilyn loved to do crafts and work on her gardens.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Tammy (Rob) Shaw of Webster, Shelley (Dan) Elzer of Longwood, Fl., 1 son: Jeffrey (Cheryl) Riley of Orlando, Fl., 4 sisters: Reba (Rich) Baker of Bradenton, Fl., Millie (Bob) Gaylord of Stafford, Mary Babcock of Pavilion, Donna (Rick) Rekkerth of Scottsville, 2 brothers: Ronald (Sue) Handy of Apopka, Fl., William Handy of Costa Rica, 5 grandchildren: Joshua (Heather) Leader, Nathan (Kristen) Leader, Megan (Matthew) Bishop, Kristen (Adrian Pardo) Shaw, and Adam (Nicole) Riley, 10 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 12-1pm on Saturday October 8th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, where Funeral Services will take place at 1:00pm. Marilyn will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherd Home 1959 Five Mile Line Road Penfield, NY 14526. To leave an online condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

Oakfield - William I. Morris "Bill", 77  of Oakfield,  passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Orchard Rehab and Nursing Center in Medina.

Mr. Morris was born February 4, 1945 in Batavia, the son of the late Henry and Frances (Distler) Morris.

He was a long time member of the Oakfield United Methodist Church and a former member of the Genesee Sno-Packers and the Oakfield-Alabama Lions Club. Bill enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, fishing with his grandchildren, and working with his hands. Skilled in woodcraft he volunteered on restoring the Medina Rail Road Museum and was a tinkerer at heart. Bill was not a perfectionist but could fix anything the "Morris Way". Bill worked for over 30 years at Kodak and following his retirement worked for several years at RIT. He was proud to hold 9 patents.

Bill Leaves behind a loving wife, Karen (Johnson) Morris; children, Wendy (James) Mountain of Clarence and Michael (Lynnette) Morris of Oakfield; grandchildren Ethan Mountain, Carter Mountain, and Garrett Morris; along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his sisters Bethley McKinney and Joan (late Henry “Bud”) Manzler.

Honoring Bill's request, no visitation. Family and friends are invited at attend a graveside service on Monday (October 3, 2022) at 12:30 p.m. in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will follow from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Caryville Inn, 25 Main Street in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Amy Rebecca Sellhorst, age 37, passed away Wednesday morning (Sept. 28, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of her family.

   amy_rebecca_sellhorst.jpg  She was born September 13, 1985 in Batavia, a daughter of Allen Sellhorst and Sandra Makosy Sellhorst.

     Amy will be remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister, niece and dear friend.  She was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, loved to cook and enjoyed writing and hosting and entertaining for her family and friends.  Amy also had a deep love for animals and rescued many cats and dogs from shelters.

     In addition to her parents, Allen and Sandra, Amy is survived by her son, Aiden Dyer and daughter, Stevie Rebecca Panek; sister, Heather Sellhorst; boyfriend, Dan Panek, along with many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where a Service will be held at 7:00 PM.  Interment will be private in the Wyoming Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Amy are suggested to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice.

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

Batavia - Nancy D. Martin, age 94, passed away on September 28, 2022.

She was the daughter of Porter M. and Grace Tuttle Davis.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Roger P. Martin; children, David and Melanie; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

As per her request there will not be any calling hours or services. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. 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 Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

emersonpic.jpg  William G. Emerson, 88, of Byron passed away on September 27, 2022 at Crossroads House in Batavia. He was born on December 31, 1933 in Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas and Goldie Mae Bracken. William is predeceased by his wife; Barbara (Foreman) Emerson; daughter Linda Grimes; son William “Billy” Emerson; his aunt Jean Connah, who raised him; brothers Steve, Jack, Tom and David Emerson.    

Bill was a United States Army veteran. He worked as a pipe fitter at Kodak for many years. He loved hunting and fishing, feeding Blue Jays and napping on the porch. Bill enjoyed watching The Price is Right, reading autobiographies and listening to the local radio. He was a devoted member of the Byron Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his son; Dale Emerson; grandchildren Mike (LeAnn) Emerson, Greg (Sarah) Emerson, Jessica (Nick) Gregori and Sara Emerson; great-grandchildren Aubrey, Lillian, Lianna, Kayla, Addison, Avery and Benson; great-great-grandson Andre, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday October 3, 2022 from 10:00-11:00AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. Bill will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com. 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, NY 14020.

hume_linda_-_photo1.jpgLinda Rose Hume (Bernard) of Batavia was reunited with her beloved parents on the

morning of Sunday September 25th, 2022, at the age of 70.

Linda was born on April 29th, 1952, in Batavia, NY to the late George and Caroline Bernard. She was their miracle child and after many years of praying, they were blessed with having Linda.

Linda is survived by her devoted partner of 32 years Patrick Lyons, her son William (Joyce) Hume, and her grandchildren Erica (Dallas) Logsdon and Brittany (Patrick) Krantz, her cousin Mary Thompson of Cheektowaga, and her former husband William Hume of Arizona.

She is predeceased by her parents George and Caroline.

Linda was a devoted mother and spent many years as a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed several years as an in-home health aide, as well as working in retail. She loved to help people and to make a difference in their lives with compassion and kindness. She was an animal lover and an avid collector of all things Snoopy. She had the best sense of humor and did not offend easily.

Although her loss leaves a huge void in the hearts of her family, they take comfort in knowing that she is in Heaven with her parents that she has missed greatly. 

The physical restrictions of this world no longer have a hold on her life, she is finally free.

There will be no prior calling hours, her family will be holding a private celebration of life to honor Linda. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

 

 

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