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Evelyn E. Armitage, 94 of Batavia, passed away November 25, 2013 at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was born April 10, 1919 in West Valley to the late Herbert (Helen Gerwitz) Werich. Mrs. Armitage was a past member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Williamsville. She was a founding member of the Nature Sanctuary Society, member of Nature Conservancy, the Camera Club and the Botany Club. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles J. Armitage and a sister Norma M. Borrell.

Mrs. Armitage is survived by her son David H. (Dona LaValle) Armitage of Batavia and a grandson Jeffrey Charles Armitage. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday November 30, 2013 at St. Vincent De Paul Church 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. Entombment will take place in St. Peter and Paul Chapel Mausoleum, Williamsville, NY. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Adopt a Pet at www.adoptapet.com. For more information please call (585) 591-1212.  Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Harland E. Page of Pavilion passed away on November 23, 2013 at the Highland Hospital in Rochester surrounded by his family. Harland was the second of five sons born to the late Edward and Mona (Hodges) Page. He was born in Perry, NY on April 14, 1923 into a family where farming and music were very important. Harland graduated from Perry High School and during WWII he was proud to work as a precision hand polisher, polishing gun lenses for Bausch and Lomb in Rochester. Following that he worked for GLF (Agway) on Batavia. But in 1948 he was able to begin his life’s work of farming, sharing in that with his wife of 37 years, Jean (Ager) Page. During those years they raised three children Elaine, Carol and Randy. The family farm in Pavilion was a place where family and friends gathered and cherished memories where created. In 1978 Harland retired from farming to care for Jean in her last year of life.

As he began to rebuild his life he was introduced to Mary (Herman) McIlroy and their friendship soon became a commitment to marriage that was a blessing for Harland. His family grew by welcoming Mary’s sons into the family. Mary and Harland celebrated 34 years together. They traveled and most especially Harland was able to return to playing music. For 23 years he played his Martin guitar with the Wyoming County Senior citizens band, and at various churches and nursing homes. With Mary’s help in coordinating their calendar, they were able to meet many special friends. Although Harland loved farming and gardening, he often bragged about his best “crop” when he referred to his family. When Harland wasn’t busy with family or farming he would find time to hunt pheasant and quail, attend meetings or activities at the Constelation Lodge #404 of the Free and Accepted Masons in Perry or attending church at Covington United Presbyterian Church. He is preceded in death by his first wife Jean Page who died in 1979, his parents Edward and Mona and brothers Keith, Red, and Gordon.

He is survived by his wife Mary (McIlroy) Page of Pavilion, 2 daughters: Elaine (James Volke) Page of N. Chili, Carol (Gary) Freeman of Pavilion, 1 son: Randy (Linda) Page of Batavia, 2 step-sons: James McIlroy of Pavilion, Joe (Patty) McIlroy of York, 1 brother: Richard (Jean) Page of Perry, 3 sister-in-laws: Della Page of LeRoy, Evelyn Page of Castile, and Anna Page of Perry, 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to join Mary and family at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. in Perry on Tuesday November 26th from 4-9pm. A Celebration of Harland’s life and faith will be held on Wednesday November 27th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Harland will be laid to rest in the Pavilion Cemetery in Pavilion.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Covington United Presbyterian Church music program or to the Pavilion United Methodist Church. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Corfu - Robert J. Bowman, “Old Man Winter”, 70, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (November 20, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

Bob was born on July 24, 1943, in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the late Lavern and Florence Hiller Bowman. He worked for a chemical plant in Niagara Falls for 7 years and then went to work for Fisher Price in Medina for 22 years. Bob worked his way up at Fisher Price during those years, first as a mechanic, then lead mechanic and finally to the position of Maintenance Supervisor on the second shift.  Bob loved to hunt and fish, watch Nascar, football and baseball. He was a member of the LaSalle Sportsman Club in Niagara Falls, was a lifetime member of Buckmasters and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Bob was the brother of the late John Bowman, Jeanette Geist, Calvin Bowman and Peggy Bowman.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 39 years, Linda (Muntz) Bowman of Corfu; his children; Brenda (Robert) Kent of Basom, Richard (Maureen) Cox, Jr., of Batavia and Jeffery (Jessica Schwab) Bowman of Corfu; 6 grandchildren, Matt, Jenna, Amanda, Hayley, Jacob and Adriana; 2 brothers, Lavern A. (Rosalie) Bowman II of Niagara Falls and Richard Bowman of Lakewood; 2 sisters, Sandra (Richard) Alessi and Gwendolyn (Dennis) Kearney both of Jamestown; and his aunt, Clara Hildabrant of Niagara Falls. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

There are no calling hours as per Bob’s wishes. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Memorials may be made to the East Pembroke Fire Department. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

Batavia - Ronald L. Charles, 79, of Batavia passed away unexpectedly Thursday, (November 21, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Charles was born February 1, 1934 in Alexander, the son of the late Donald E. and Oneita (Wells) Charles.

Ronald was a long time employee of BOCES of Genesee County, retiring in 2012.  A life-long dog lover, he volunteered his time with the Batavia Animal Shelter, after his retirement.  He was proud to have acted as a coach at the Special Olympics since 1983.  In his younger years, he greatly enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his children, Pam (Robert) Houseknecht of Batavia, Gary Charles of FL, Fred (Laurie Taylor) Charles of Rochester, and Steven (Patty) Charles of Attica; grandchildren, Katie Ferguson of Victor, Amy (Sam) Ramadan of Alexandria, Egypt, Jenna Wallace of Batavia, and Nick Busch of Elma; great-grandchildren, Adam and Zacheria Ramadan, both of Alexandria, Egypt.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Ronald’s Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, (November 26, 2013). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


LeRoy ~ Aaron D. "Dave" Thomas, age 84, of Craigie Street, passed away on early on Wednesday morning (Nov. 20, 2013).

     He was born August 24, 1929 in Henderson, NC, a son of the late Moss and Judie McGhee Thomas.

     Mr. Thomas enjoyed traveling with his wife and best friend, Jan.  He also loved gospel and country music and playing cards.

     He is survived by his wife, Janice Thomas, his children, Judith Orlando of LeRoy, Jeffrey (Krista) Thomas of Holley and Timothy (Cheryl) Thomas of Stafford, his stepchildren, David (Teri Lyke) Holdridge of Caledonia, Debra (Charles Jr.) Hackett of LeRoy and Dawn (Michael) Poczynek of DE, a brother, Howard (Edna) Thomas of NC, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Josephine Steffenella Thomas.

     Services will be private at the family's request.  Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.  

     Mr. Thomas and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.   Your memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.falconefuneralhome.com

Stafford ~ Kevin E. Carhart, age 57, died Tuesday morning (November 19, 2013) at home.

     Mr. Carhart was born August 11, 1956 in Syracuse, a son of the late Eugene and Julia Carney Carhart.

     He will be remembered as a man who loved the outdoors, his cattle, his wood business and had a general love for all animals.

     He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Connie Kent Carhart, his children, Riley Carhart of Rochester, Ciera Carhart of New York and Sutton Carhart of Stafford, brothers, Edward (Tori) Carhart of Hamilton, Larry Carhart of Hamilton and  Chris (Ellen) Carhart of Hamilton, sister, Nancy (Tom) Murray of Waterloo, special friend, Beth Keene along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 2 ~ 4 and 7 ~ 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where Kevin's memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 P.M..  Memorial contributions are suggested to Genesee County Mental Health Assoc., 25 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 

     Mr. Carhart and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.falconefuneralhome.com

ANGELIA CHARLEEN WILLIAMS Age 51, of Batavia, died peacefully in her sleep Monday morning November 18, 2013 at her home. She was born March 10, 1962, in Batavia, NY, to the late C.J. & Rosa C. (Hatcher) Williams.

   Angelia attended City Church and worked at both Tops Market and Alpina Foods. She loved to shop especially on QVC, was an extraordinary singer, loved the Lord and her dear Brandon.

   Surviving is her loving son, Brandon Williams of Batavia; sisters, Carolyn G. Williams of FL, Sharon N. Williams of Rochester; brothers, Danny L., Lennon B. and Eric P Williams all of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday November 22, 2013 at City Church 210 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 where A Celebration of Life will follow. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to the church.

Please share your memories of Angelia, with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



Harry E. Lougheed, 66, of Batavia, passed away Saturday (November 16, 2013) at the Batavia Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born in Rochester, NY on August 3, 1947, the son of the late James and Dorothy Koehler Lougheed.

Harry was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War having served from 1967-1969.  He was also a machine operator for LeRoy Industries .

Survivors include his wife, Donna D’Ambrosia Lougheed of Batavia, whom he married March 11, 1967. Three sons, Dennie (Allison) Lougheed of Batavia, Joey (Kimberly) Lougheed of Ocala, FL and Jayson (Melissa Savage) Lougheed of Masaryktown, FL.  Three grandchildren, Samantha and Jackson Lougheed of Ocala, FL and Courtney Lougheed of Batavia.  Two step-grandchildren, Steven Corcoran of Venice, CA and Amy Corcoran of Rochester. One brother, James (Nancy) Lougheed of University Place, WA. Two sisters, Beverly (Charlie) Wenzel of Webster and Carol (Alfred) Gray of Perry, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Tuesday from 3-6pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERALHOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a full military service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 6pm.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


Pavilion ~ Deborah A. Long (Schoenthal), age 57, of Big Tree Rd., died peacefully early Saturday morning (Nov. 16, 2013), surrounded by her family.

     Mrs. Long was born April 25, 1956 in Batavia. She is survived by her parents, Edwin and Sally Schoenthal of Batavia.  She was a 1974 graduate of Alexander Central School.

     Debby was retired from the Genesee County Mental Health Dept. where she served as a supervisor of medical billing.  She was union president of the local CSEA, a member of the Pavilion Fire Dept. and attended the United Methodist Church of Pavilion.

     She enjoyed spending time with her family, scrap booking and travelling.

     Debby was predeceased by her first husband, Paul R. Thater.  She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Edward Long; three sons, Jesse (Kelly) Thater of Silver Springs, Andrew (Wendy) Thater of Pavilion and Jason (Christine) Long of LeRoy, a sister, Judy Fairbanks-Sanders of Batavia, 7 grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 2 ~ 4 and 7 ~ 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 AM at the Pavilion United Methodist Church, with interment to follow in Pearl Creek Cemetery.  Memorials in Debby's name are suggested to either Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020 or to Pavilion United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Pavilion, N.Y. 14525.

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

     Mrs. Long and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. (585) 768-2400.


Shirley E. Brumber, 86 of Elba passed away Saturday November 16, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 30, 1927 in Batavia to the late Chester (Ernestine Schramm) Wiedrich. Mrs. Brumber worked for Black & Decker in Brockport. She is preceded in death by her first husband Lawrence Cooley; second husband Irving Brumber; son Douglas Cooley; stepson Dale Brumber; stepdaughter Nancy Rocklein; brothers Gerald and Donald Wiedrich.

She is survived by her son Larry Cooley; daughters Debbie (Mike) Kelly; Kimberly (Sharon) Brumber; brother Robert (Mary) Wiedrich; sisters Elsie Annunziata; Ruth (Joseph) DeFazio; 6 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday November 19, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

The family suggests memorials to the Batavia Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


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