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LeRoy ~ Alice M. Macaluso, age 88, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday morning (Sept. 3, 2016) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

     Mrs. Macaluso was born February 8, 1928 in Oakfield, NY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret DeMars Paladino.

     She was a loving mother and grandmother, who had a strong devotion to her family and her faith.  She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and St. Vincent de Paul, providing instruction to many with religious education classes.  She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

     She is survived by her children, James (Linda) Macaluso of LeRoy  and Phyllis (Jon) Frantel of Canandaigua; grandchildren, Jimmy Macaluso, Anthony Macaluso, Cathy Frantel, Joe Frantel and Annie Frantel; her sisters, Marjorie Buckley of Batavia and JoAnn (Michael) Wroblewski of MN; brother-in-law, David Vicary of Stafford, sister-in-law, Lorraine Hoffmaster of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Michael J. Macaluso in 2015 and her sons, Michael Macaluso Jr. and Samuel Macaluso, brother, William Paladino, sister, Nina Vicary and brother-in-law, Donald Buckley.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19).  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday  at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy. 

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021.

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

     Mrs. Macaluso and her family are being cared for by the FALCONE FAMILY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE INC. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Rosalie O. McLean (nee Oliver) -- Sept. 2, 2016, wife of the late Vincent C. McLean; mother of Susan A. and Michael V. McLean, Sandra (Robert) McLean-Stratton, Judy (Dana) Prieto; grandmother of Kathryn (Daniel Bingham-Pankratz) Ortenzi, Sarah (Luke) DeNeui, Anna Prieto, Fia Lan and Vin Tuan Stratton; great-grandmother of Noah DeNeui; sister of Evelyn Miller; predeceased by three brothers and three sisters; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family will be present on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. at the Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Road. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Pius X Church on Wednesday, Sept. 7,  at 11 a.m.. Interment, Assumption Cemetery, Portageville, NY.

Online condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

scanned_image.jpgBergen - Martin J. Murray, 86, of Bergen, a retiree of Eastman Kodak passed away Thursday, (September 1, 2016) at the Batavia VA Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Murray was born December 6, 1929 in Hamlin, a son of the late Martin F. and Helen (Tobin) Murray.

Martin served his country honorably with the Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish – St. Brigid’s Church and was an accomplished pilot and was a long time member of the Genesee Pilot's Association.

Surviving are his wife, Lois (Marlow) Nebbia-Murray of Bergen, children, Marlene (Timothy) McGuire of Rochester, Steven (Cynthia) Murray of Indianapolis, IN, John Murray of CA, Michael Murray of Indianapolis, IN, Emily (Stephen) Gloss of Greece; step-children, Leo (Patricia) Nebbia of CA, Michael Nebbia and Kathy Spatola both of Rochester, Laurie (Charles) Lewis of York, Vincent Nebbia of Rochester, and Christine Mansfield of Hilton; daughters-in-law, Annette Murray of Brockport, and Kellie Murray of Rochester; a brother, Gilbert (Patricia) Murray of Hamlin; sisters, Helen (late Andy) Anderson of Churchville, and Irene (Jack) Johnson of Chili; a brother-in-law, Ralph Barbaro of MA.  Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Martin is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary A. Murray who passed away in August of 1996; sons, Mark E. and Martin F. Murray; grandson, Jamie Murray; brothers, William and James Murray; and sisters, Alice Smith, Ethel Barbaro, and Anna Anderson.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  Martin’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen.  Burial, with military honors will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Brockport. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bergen Rescue Squad or Bergen Fire Department, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, New York 14416.

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

Patricia Ann Lown died on 31 August 2016 in Batavia NY.  She is survived by her many friends in Batavia and Genesee County, and by her daughter Carolyn.  Patricia was predeceased by her husband Harry K. Lown and by her son Michael.  Patty was born on 28 October 1925 in Marietta, Ohio to Nell Griffin Pape and Clinton Pape.  The Griffins were one of the original land grant settlers of the Northwest Territory and the Papes immigrated from Germany in the 1830s to farm in Ohio.  Patty met her future husband Harry when they were both students at Marietta College, from which she earned a degree in Spanish.  In 1948, Patty and Harry married and settled in Batavia where Harry joined his family’s insurance agency.  Patty’s joys in life were restoring antiques, tending to her roses, entertaining, her bridge clubs, Conversation Class, the alter guild at St. James Episcopal Church, the Batavia Club and Stafford County Club, and her travels with Harry.  Patty was a woman of grace who also possessed a wry sense of humor.  She will be missed by those who knew her. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be entombed in St. James Columbarium with her beloved husband Harry. Memorials in Patty’s name may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Patty’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

tree.jpg Thomas J. Kendall, 56 of Corfu, passed away at Buffalo General Hospital on Wednesday August 30, 2016. He was born June 13, 1960 in Batavia, NY to the late Arthur H. Jr. and Elaine (Tesnow) Kendall.

Mr. Kendall was an Assistant Manager at Twilight Meadows Restaurant and was also a cook at Chestnut Hill Golf Club in Darien. Tom was a kind and thoughtful man, if you asked he would give you the shirt off his back, even if it was the last thing he had.

He is survived by his brother Douglas (Bonnie) Kendall of Darien Center; sisters Diane (James) Torre of Darien Center; Kristine (Gary) Moser of Meridan, CT, along with several nieces and nephews. While living in Corfu, his long time friend, Kelly Ottaviani assisted Tom with purchasing his groceries and taking him to the movies.

Friends and family are invited to call Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 6:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. Funeral service will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice. 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 St. Attica, New York 14011.  

Corfu - Gerald R. White, 93, of Corfu, passed away Sunday (August 28, 2016) at the VA WNY Healthcare, Buffalo, NY.
 
Jerry was born October 2, 1922 in Barre, NY, a son of the late Henry F. and Zella L. Behrend White. He was the beloved husband of the late Olvie B. Goodwin White and brother of the late Pearl, Clyde, Betty, Eunice and Don.
 
Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a medical technichian during World War II in 5 campaigns in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He was a mechanic for Blue Bus - Empire Trailways in Batavia, prior to his retirement. Jerry was a member of the Cathie-Wild VFW Post 9000 and a past Commander. He was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church for 68 years and a member of the Corfu Senior Citizens. Jerry’s favorite pastime was spending time with his family and gardening. 
 
Surviving are his children, David (Karen) White, Donna (Hugh) Schollard, Diane (Clayton) Fry and Dale (Diane) White; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Norine Leaton and Gladys Janas; 2 sister-in-laws, Joan White and Marjorie Goodwin; a special niece, Jacqueline (Don) Bates and several more nieces and nephews.
 
Family and friends may call Friday, Sept. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Tucker, 108 E. Main St., Corfu, NY 14036.

currier1.jpg  Kenneth D.”Don” Currier, 89 of Batavia passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday August 30, 2016. He was born March 29, 1927 in Ormel, NY to the late Kenneth & Iva (Sanders) Currier. Mr. Currier is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Currier.         

Mr. Currier was a United States Army Veteran during WWII, an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, and camping and was a lifetime member of the VFW in Batavia. He worked at Dohler Jarvis as a Millwright Foreman for 18 years, but above all else was a fantastic husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Roberta “Bobbie” Currier; sons James (Linda) Currier of GA; John (Deborah) Currier of South Byron; Jerry (Barb) Currier of Batavia; Eric (Lori) Currier of Batavia; a daughter-in-law Barb Currier of Batavia; sisters Charlotte (Joseph) Yaw of CA; Audry (Garrett) Myers of Montana, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends and family are invited to call Thursday September 1, 2016 from 4:00–8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

heale_lori_-_photo.jpgLori L. Heale, 54 of Alexander, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (August 25, 2016) in Rochester, NY.

She was born June 8, 1962 in Corning, NY, a daughter of Horace Rommelman of New Hampshire and Norma (William) Johnson of East Pembroke, NY.

She was a landscaper for Spring Tyme Landscaping in Alexander. She was an amazing mother and she loved her kids more than anything and she would take the shirt off her back for everyone. While her children were growing up they had many friends and she just took them all under her wing and made everyone feel individually special and became a mother to more than just her own kids. She was a women who knew how to work hard, she was a beautiful women but she knew how to work hard like a boy. Any time you'd see her she would offer to make you food even if you just walked through the door. Always with a big hug. Her son remembers her in the good times where she packed lunch for him everyday and always left a note in a lunch box, always saying how much she loved 
Him. She never "skipped on anything" and was always a women with open hands and a warm smile. Her son Kevin always remembered giving her 3 kisses on the cheek and a hug and the nights she would lay awake with them and talk. She was someone who anyone could connect with on any level and was such an understanding person for any walks of life. All in all she was a beautiful soul inside and out and it’s a shame god called her from us to soon. Her sisters, mother, father and children will miss her dearly. They will only remember the good times and her grandson will know who she was as the good person she was. 

Besides her parents, she is survived by her children, Kevin and Lauren Heale, both of Batavia. Sisters, Debra (Glenn) Spotts of Auburn, PA, Tammy Gangolft of Amherst, NY and Cindy (Don) McGurie of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving is a grandson, Ryder Heale and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation and services will be at the convenience of the family. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Memorial contributions and flowers will be accepted by the family, C/O Kevin Heale, 431 Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

flag.jpgJeffrey A. DeGraff, 50 of Perry, passed away on August 28, 2016 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Warsaw, NY on May 25, 1966 to Mary (Neil) Gardner of Perry.

Jeff was a United States Army Veteran and served during Desert Storm. He loved music and enjoyed playing video games. Jeff was always trying to help people and did every chance he had.

He is survived by a son Daniel A. DeGraff of California; brother Philip (Laura) DeGraff of Warsaw; sister Sabra (Albert) Smith of Mt. Morris; nieces Savanna Smith and Mary Bernard.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 18, 2016 from 1:00-5:00PM at the Perry VFW Post 5009 20 Washington Blvd. Perry, NY 14530

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

LeRoy ~ Robert J. Lathan Sr., age 82, of Munson Street, passed away Sunday morning (August 28, 2016) at Unity Hospital in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born April 27, 1934 in Batavia, a son of the late Charles and Mary Walters Lathan.

     He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, S. Patricia "Patty" Lathan and his brothers, Charles and William (Helen) Lathan.

     Bob served with the U.S. Army and was very active in local and county government.  He served as a trustee and mayor for the Village of LeRoy, and then went on to serve as a Genesee County Legislator.  Bob retired from Frontier Telephone of Rochester after 45 years of service, where he was a member of the Local 1170 CWA.  He was also a member of the American Legion and Our Lady of Mercy Parish.

     He is survived by his children, Robert Jr. (Kelly) Lathan of LeRoy, Lori (Jeff) Steinbrenner of LeRoy and Polly (Brent) Tillotson of Pavilion; grandchildren, Stevi Lynn, Austin, Emily, Ethan and Cole; his companion, JoAnn Snyder; sister-in-law, Celia Citanovich; brothers-in-law, John Eppolito and Anthony Privitera, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was an avid gardener, creative cook and world traveler.  His love for his family, friends and community made him well liked by many.  He will be dearly missed.

     The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 3 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19).  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, P.O. Box 704, Rochester, N.Y. 14642.

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

     Mr. Lathan and his family are being cared for by the FALCONE FAMILY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE INC.  in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

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