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Batavia - Ivy Ann Taylor, 62 of Batavia passed away on Tuesday, (October 5, 2021) at her home in Batavia.

Ms. Taylor was born May 24, 1959 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Albert and Peggy Jean (Smith) Polk.

She was a life long member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Batavia. She had a beautiful singing voice and at one time was active in the church choir. Ivy enjoyed spending time with her grandson, traveling, and going to the casino.  She was a longtime nurse at the former Genesee County Home and worked as a poll worker in Genesee County.  

Ivy is survived by her sons, Roy Taylor of Batavia, Timothy Taylor of Rochester, and Derrek Taylor of LeRoy; her grandson, Perry Taylor of Rochester, a brother, Albert W. Polk of Batavia; sisters, Janet Dawson, Freda Polk, Wanda Polk, and Brenda Polk all of Batavia. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

She is preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Polk-Burriss; and the father of her children, Roy Taylor.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, (October 12, 2021) from 11 to 12:00 noon at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 516 Ellicott Street in Batavia, where Ivy 's Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist 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.

LeRoy ~ Jefry M. Spence Jr., age 49, of North Street, passed Thursday morning (Oct. 7, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     He was born December 8, 1971 in Johnson City, N.Y., a son of the late Jefry and Donna Solian Spence.

     Besides being a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Jefry loved life itself, his circle of friends and every child he knew.  He was known for his sense of humor and his affectionate bear hugs.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and going to the Outer Banks every year.  He was also a member of the LeRoy Moose #1132.

     He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife, Susan; his son, Robert (Jenn) Morehead; grandchildren, Danni and Taylor Morehead; brother, Edward (Wendy) Spence; sister, Jill (Jim Brough) Spence; brother-in-law, Jim (Robin) Ingalls; best friend, Rick Cooper; special nieces and nephews, Corey (Emily), Jamie (Jordan), Leslie, Katie, Alyssa and Eryn; dear companions, Buddy & Gracie, along with several great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Grace Ingalls.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 12 - 2 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where a Sharing of Memories will be held from 2 - 3 PM.  A Celebration of Jefry's life will be held at 3:30 PM at the LeRoy Country Club following his services.  Interment in Machpelah Cemetery will be private.

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

freeman_terry_-_photo1.jpgTerry L. (Tanner) Freeman, 58, a lifelong resident of Batavia, NY, passed away peacefully at her Oak Ridge, TN home after a courageous five year battle with breast cancer.

Terry was born on June 14, 1963 in Batavia to Ethel Tanner of Batavia and the late Robert U. Tanner. 

Terry, affectionally known by her family as Ter Bear, dedicated her life to serving others. She stayed strong for the family during Mike’s two deployments and supported him in his multiple careers. After three decades raising her four children, caring for several nieces and nephews, and a grandson, Terry devoted her energy to helping Kohls customers have a great day.  She volunteered with Girl Scouts, dance, soccer, hockey, tennis, band, orchestra and numerous other activities. 

Terry loved to talk and brighten your day. She looked forward to annual family vacations to her “happy place” - Disney World, and sending Snapchat selfies to her family. 
Terry will be remembered by her family and friends for having an infectious positive attitude, which never wavered through her long battle with cancer.

Terry is the wife of Michael C. Freeman, whom she married on September 7, 1985. Surviving with her husband are her children, Christopher (Lacey) Freeman of Bowling Green, KY, Robert Freeman of Oak Ridge, TN, Aimee (Ryan Field) Freeman of Arlington, VA, Andrew Freeman of Oak Ridge, TN. Grandchildren, Liam and Christian.  She is survived by her beloved mother, Ethel Tanner of Batavia, and her dear siblings: Ginny Leanen (Ron Trumble) of LeRoy, Kimberly (Raymond) DiPasquale of Conesus, Kelly (Steven) Mountain of Batavia and Steven (Leslie) Tanner of Batavia, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (October 12th) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. A funeral service will be held privately for the family. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Masks or facial coverings will be encouraged for those in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance in honor of Terry. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




stevens.jpg  Ronald E. Stevens, age 43, of Silver Lake, passed away Friday October 1, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo. He was born in Buffalo, NY on August 22, 1978 a son of Ronald E. and Carol A. (Beals) Stevens Sr. of Silver Lake

Ron was a 1996 graduate of Perry Central School and ITT Tech in Getzville. He served proudly with the US Army as a specialist E-4 with the Task force for Odin. He worked for P.C.B Piezotronics in Depew where he was a calibration technician.
Ron attended St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish in Perry. He loved being outdoors and spending time with his family.

Along with his parents he is survived by his wife: Kassidy A. (Herniman) Stevens whom he married on August 29, 2009, children: Chloe L. Stevens and Deacon F. Stevens both at home, sister: Nicolas A. (Richard) Telesco of Germany, mother-in-law: Teresa (Sabin) Hoad of Prattsburg, sister-in-laws: Jolyn (Chris) Eaton of Bath, Kaela (Nick Adkins) Woeller of Batavia, brother-in-laws: Aaron Harman of Silver Lake, Sabin Hoad Jr. of Prattsburg, Joey (Christine) Hoad of Hammondsport, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services have been put on hold do to circumstances beyond our control. A future date and time will be announced.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 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.

Frederick H. Dunham, 93, of Byron, passed away on October 4, 2021 at his home under the care of HomeCare and Hospice and his loving family.  His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Ave., Bergen.  A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall after the service.  Frederick's full obituary will be published in the upcoming days and arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

Stockbridge, Georgia – Stephen Robert (Mack) McQuillen, Jr., age 46, passed away at home on September 30, 2021.

     Mack was born October 26, 1975 -- a son of Christine and Stephen McQuillen, Sr.

     Mack had been a Quality Consultant for Quality Systems Enhancement in Roswell, Georgia.

In his youth, Mack played soccer in the Genesee Amateur Soccer Association and the Pavilion Youth Soccer League; he also played ice hockey in the Genesee Amateur Hockey Association and Geneseo High School.

     Surviving is his wife of nine years, Elizabeth Samoeurn McQuillen; step-children Anthony, Joey, Alex and Mandarine Ta; step-grandchildren Dominic, Sophia, Kaia and Laili Ta.

     Mack is also survived by his parents -- Christine Carmichael (Rich Farnsworth) McQuillen and Stephen (Sheila) McQuillen, Sr.; his sister Stephanie (Jamie) Call; nieces, Samantha Call and Jenna McQuillen and nephews, Nicholas Call and Joshua McQuillen; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

     He was predeceased by his brother, Gregory Ryan McQuillen, grandparents, Rita and George Carmichael, Robert and Margaret (Peg) McQuillen, Uncle, Terry “Tuba” McQuillen and Great Aunt, Dottie McQuillen.

     A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at the Stafford Rural Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Amateur Hockey Association, P.O. Box 9, Batavia, N.Y. 14021.

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

     Local arrangements for Mr. McQuillen and his famly have been entrusted to the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc. in Le Roy.  585-768-2400

Batavia - Hazel Penders, age 70, of Batavia passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

She was born Thursday, April 26th, 1951 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Craig Eugene Ferringer and Eleanor J. Buckley Ferringer.

Hazel enjoyed crocheting, loved watching television and eating her sweets. Family, especially spoiling her grandchildren, was most important to her.
She is the wife of the late Robert Penders who passed away on July 27, 2006.

Surviving are her children, Kathy Penders of Batavia and Craig (Nicole Sosinski) Penders  of Chandler, Arizona. four grandchildren, Tamalyn Brown-Penders of Batavia, Arthur Smith, Jr. of Batavia and Arianna and Kylee, both of Chandler, Arizona; along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Tammy Lee Penders who passed away on August 10, 1978 and sister of the late Dorothy (late David) Hopkins and Barbara (late Frank E. Sr.) Lord.

There are no prior visiting hours.  Hazel 's Celebration of Life will begin at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 on the patio at T.F. Brown's Restaurant, 214 East Main Street, Batavia.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

butterfly.jpgMarion E. Kohl, 102, of Rochester, formerly of LeRoy, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Ann’s Community Home in Rochester. She was born May 22, 1919 in Syracuse to the late George and June (Babcock) Cook. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Harold J. Kohl Sr. and a grandson J.D. Kohl.  

Mrs. Kohl retired after many years as a Registered Nurse at Lakeside Hospital in Brockport. She will be missed for her crocheting and knitting talents. She donated countless afghan’s, mittens, hats and other items to local nursing homes, the Batavia VA Medical Center and LeRoy Rotary Club.    

Mrs. Kohl is survived by her children, Glenda (Dean) Bangs of East Bethany, Harold J. Kohl Jr. of NC, two grandchildren, Tammy (Mike) Polzin and Ted Pierce, and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Polzin and Torie Polzin.   

There will be no prior calling hours, services will be held privately for the family.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation at www.arthirtis.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.

Dolores G. Coughlin, 86, of Batavia passed away on September 15, 2021. She was born on August 3, 1935 in Batavia to the late Clark and Mildred (Langdon) Goodliff. In addition to her parents, Dolores is predeceased by her husband; Robert Coughlin; sisters Eunice Ames and Shirley Dusen.

Dolores loved reading, her cats and was a long time member of the Elba Historical Society.

She is survived by her surrogate daughters; Tina (James) Hammerling, Regina (Jon) Strobele, Rosie (Jerrod) Rowcliffe and Annie (Eric) Annunziata-Marin; along with several nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County SPCA 3841 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information 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.

Sandra J. Ellingham, 86, of Elba, passed away on October 3, 2021 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Sandra was born July 18, 1935 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Lester and Edith (Lahah) Jannain.

Sandra loved her grandchildren and the time she spent with them.  She will be remembered for always thinking of others and putting their needs first, she truly took care of others.  Sandra enjoyed going to the casino and bus tours.  Her favorite places to visit were 1000 Islands and  Mackinac Island, she also made a trip to Denver.  She enjoyed doing puzzles and was a postal clerk in Elba.

Surviving are her children, Richard Ellingham of Elba, Susana (Michael) Quinn of Batavia, Amy (late Dan) Medoff of Arvada, CO and Patricia (Chris) Beckley of Salem, VA; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by her husband, Robert Ellingham and her brother, Lester Jannain.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 5:00 p.m. also on Thursday.  She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kidney Foundation of Western New York, www.kfwny.org/support/donate-now.  

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




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