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William Beck, 69 of Attica, passed away on Thursday September 18, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born June 4, 1945 in Attica to the late Albert (Frances Peuckert) Beck Sr.. Mr. Beck is preceded in death by his siblings Peter and Edward Beck; Lynn Kammerer.

William Beck touched the lives, homes and businesses of many people throughout his industrious career as the head of “Beck’s Carpentry”. Not one to embrace new technology, he preferred to renovate the old. His fingers were stained with the grease and dirt of his labors. Bill was a lifelong farmer and lover of animals including cows, pigs, goats, alpacas, chickens, dogs and cats. He also loved to garden and briefly operated the vegetable stand “Billy’s Farm Market” in Attica. His vehicle of choice was a Dodge Ram truck, but a tractor, four-wheeler or snowmobile would suffice. Bill was a successful turkey hunter and dabbled in golf and fishing. He enjoyed baseball, bowling in a men’s league and loved throwing horseshoes.

Bill greatly relished his family’s tradition of hard cider, wine making/sipping, as well as maple syrup production. He came from a large German family and had a large family of his own. He was proud of his heritage and fascinated by his grandchildren. It is true that a carpenter’s house is never complete and in his later years Bill remodeled and resided in the early 1900’s farmhouse in which he was born and raised. He always referred to it as “down home”.

He is survived by his children Julie A. (Frank) Makson of Attica; William J. (Brenda) of Attica; Thomas M. (Tracy) of Lancaster; Christopher A. (Melissa) of Attica; Joseph R. (Kelly) Beck of North Java; siblings Carl (Nancy), Albert (Jeanne), Fred (Melody), Mike (Julie) Beck, Gretel (Larry) Laing, Frances Beck, Pat (Dan) Racine, Edith Haise; 9 grandchildren,1 great-granddaughter, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday September 22, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation Western New York at www.npfwny.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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - James J. Youll, 85, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, (September 16, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Youll was born July 3, 1929 in Buffalo, a son of the late James B. and Catherine (Barry) Youll.

Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Batavia.  He served his country honorably with the Army, where he was a paratrooper. 

Jim was a photographer extraordinaire and after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from RIT, he worked for Murray Lawing Studio in Batavia until 1965 when he began his career with Kodak.  He retired in 1986 as the head of the color lab.

He loved fly fishing, model trains and ships, and dogs; especially Maggie and Gracie.  He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

After retirement, he and Shirley bought an RV and traveled the country making a stop in almost every state. 

He is the husband of Shirley (Gubb) Youll, of Batavia.  The two were married May 5, 1956 in Elba.

Surviving along with Shirley is his daughter, Susan (Rev. Bill) Hockey of Batavia; and sisters-in-law, Yvonne Youll of Batavia, and Maxine Gubb of Elba.  Jim is also survived by 8 nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Youll and a brother-in-law, Arthur Gubb.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Jim’s Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, (September 23, 2014) at the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia.  Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Batavia.

Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Edward T. Cain, age 91, formerly of Stafford, passed away Wednesday morning (Sept. 17, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Mr. Cain was born September 16, 1923 in Warsaw, a son of the late Thomas and Grace Fisher Cain.

     He was a long time insurance salesman throughout the area after serving with the US Army.  He eventually became the Civil Defense Director for Genesee County and was the Genesee County Republican Committee Chairman from 1967 - 1983.    

     He is survived by his step-sons; Gary (Sue) Culbertson of Richfield Springs, NY and Gordy Culbertson of Stafford, step-grandchildren; Dawn Culbertson, Lisa Culbertson, Charles Culbertson, Rebecca Forbes, Erin (James) Hall and Christian (Amy) Culbertson, 9 step-great-grandchildren, a niece, Susan Copeland of TX and a great nephew.  He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel Cain on March 26, 2014 and a sister, Imogene Pais.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy where services will be held at 1:30.  Interment with military honors will follow in Morganville Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 

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

     Mr. Cain and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

MAXINE L. KINGDOLLAR - Age 73, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday morning September 16, 2014 at Crossroads House. She was born July 19, 1941 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Charles & Harriett (Beachel) Orcutt.

   Maxine was a caregiver/houseparent for many years at the New York State School for the Blind. She had a great work ethic, enjoyed her pets, the outdoors and enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be remembered for her dedication to her children and grandchildren, always providing them with what was needed and then making sure they had fun too.

   Surviving are her loving sons, Harold (Anna Marie) Kingdollar of Lyndonville, Ricky James Kingdollar of Groton, NY and Randy Charles Kingdollar of Batavia; sister, Sandra Pask and her family of Medina; 7 grandchildren, Ricky, Alexis, Ryan, Emily, Nicholas, Ian, Elijah along with several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

   Family and close friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. on Friday September 19, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020.           

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

THE FAMILY OF MAXINE L. KINGDOLLAR IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

LeRoy ~ Mildred L. Hess, age 80, formerly of Batavia, passed away early Tuesday evening (Sept. 16, 2014) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     Mrs. Hess was born May 3, 1934 in Rochester, a daughter of the late John and Florence Bernier Rutkus.

     She is survived by her daughter, Marci (Joseph) Ciravolo of Churchville, her son, Dale Hess Jr. of Rochester and grandchildren, Ethan Hess, Jackson Ciravolo, Madelyn Ciravolo and Catelina Hess.  She was predeceased by her husband, Dale Hess Sr. and three siblings.

     The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for the wonderful care and attention provided to their mother and grandmother.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, September 22 from 5 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt 19), LeRoy.  Services and interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery  will be private.

     Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Hess’ family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Hess and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc

Richard J. Doktor, 88 of Corfu, died Tuesday (September 16, 2014). 

He was born in Cheektowaga, NY on June 19, 1926, a son of the late Martin and Celia Symanski Doktor. 

He was the husband of the late Ramona Schmigel Doktor.

Mr. Doktor was a US Navy Veteran during W.W. II and served aboard the USS Simpson and the USS Broome as a Boatswains Mate having received the American Theatre Medal and Victory Medal upon his Honorable Discharge.   He was a welder by trade and started Doktor’s Welding in Corfu before continuing his career at Harrison Radiator in Lockport. He volunteered extensively at the US Naval Park in Buffalo repairing ships.  He was active in local politics in his younger years and served with the Town of Pembroke Zoning Board of Appeals.  He was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church in Corfu, member and Past Commander of the VFW Post 9000 in Corfu, member of the American Legion Post 332 in Batavia and the oldest member of the Joint Veterans Honor Guard of Genesee County.

Surviving are his children: Douglas (Sonia) Doktor of Corfu, Cindy (Richard) Chilson of Clarendon, NY, Dinene Hancock of So. Carolina and Dawn Murray of California.  Daughter in law, Mary (late Kevin Mark) Doktor of Corfu.  Grandchildren, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Brother of Alice (Vince) Berardi of Lockport and Bernard (Catherine) Doktor of Corfu.  Brother in law of Jean Doktor, and Marion Doktor.  Brother of the late: Florence Wyder, Alfred Doktor, Henry Doktor, William Doktor, Rita Gostomski and Norman Doktor.

Friends of the family may express their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA on Thursday from 6 – 8 PM and Friday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM .  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, 18 W. Main St., Corfu, with Rev. James Fugle as Celebrant.  Full military honors will follow.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Joint Veterans Honor Guard of Genesee County, 8960 Alexander Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

 

 

WILLIS H. SHOEMAKER, JR. Age 81, of Medina, died Wednesday evening September 10, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born March 31, 1933 in Buffalo, a son of the late Willis H. and Genevieve (Koch) Willis Sr. also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Ruth and infant brother, Dennis.  

   Mr. Shoemaker was a graduate of Pine Hill High School, Erie Community College and Villa Maria College. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and worked for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. for 40 years, retiring as a supervisor. He was an active member of the Niagara Mohawk Pension Club and actively wrote numerous articles for their publication. He holds the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Life Saving Award, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, flea markets and had a love for animals.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 35 years, Marie (Axford) of Medina; loving son, Grant Lee (Heather Marie) of Medina; sister, Sue Ann (Richard) Richardson of Cheektowaga; 6 grandchildren, Riley, Kayla, Maya, Jennifer, Cody & Ayden along with several nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may call from 3-6p.m. on Monday September 15, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewksi Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a celebration of his life and military honors will begin at 6p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to P.A.W.S. PO Box 244 Albion, New York 14411 or the Wyoming SPCA.  

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

THE FAMILY OF WILLIS H. SHOEMAKER, JR. IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

GERRY DOUGLAS STEVENSON - Age 75, of Akron formerly of Batavia, died peacefully Friday morning September 5, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born August 5, 1939 in Buffalo, a son of the late C.L. & Vivia (Gamble) Stevenson.

   Gerry moved from North Carolina in 1991 to Batavia where he has lived until last year when he moved to Leisure Timer's in Akron. He was a kind and giving soul who lived a simple life, never asking for much in return, always with a smile and good word to those he met. Friends and neighbors would remember Gerry from seeing him sit out under his favorite tree and waving to all who passed by. A model train enthusiast he belonged to the local train club for many years, had a love for all animals and enjoyed the square dance clubs he was a member of.

   Surviving is a loving niece, Diana Minard of FL; great nephews, Mitchell and David; great nieces, Michelle and Melody along with many great nieces, great nephews in Florida and his fur baby "Billy" who has been lovingly adopted by a friend.

   There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the family in Florida. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the Batavia Animal Shelter/Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York 14021.           

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

THE FAMILY OF GERRY DOUGLAS STEVENSON IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

Dean Bedient Sr., 78 of Wyoming, passed away on Thursday September 11, 2014 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born May 13, 1936 in Painted Post, NY to the late Clayton Tetor and the late Loua (Bedient) Lewis. Dean is preceded in death by siblings John Lewis, Judy Baker, Marylou Coryea and Beverly Tetor.

Mr. Bedient was a United States Army Veteran. He worked for Allied Chemical in Buffalo for many years. He was a member of Five Point Rod & Gun Club and former member of the Warsaw Moose. Dean was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his beloved wife Jean M. (Bush) Bedient of Wyoming, NY; son Dean Bedient Jr. of Meadville, PA; daughters Elizabeth (Norm) Wagner of Ben Lomond, AR; Cynthia (Charles) Boldt of Blasdell; Linda (Mark) Breen of Port Hueneme, CA; Deborah (Richard) Wright of NC; LouAnne (Dennis) Marshall of Ashdown, AR; Marcella (Johnny) Newton of Alexander; brother Michael (Beatrice) Lewis of Addison, NY; 15 grandchildren along with many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at a later date. He will be laid to rest in West Middlebury Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Paul R. Brundage, 61, of Marathon passed away Monday September 8, 2014 in Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 11, 1953 in Batavia to the late Richard (Julia LaMont) Brundage. He is preceeded in death by his daughter Leah Brundage.

Paul worked at Cornell University for many years as a Maintenance Mechanic. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed kayaking, hiking, fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his sons and family. Paul like to garden, read and loved music.

He is survived by his sons Philip Brundage  of Portland, OR., Robert Brundage of Cortland; brothers Peter (Joan) Brundage of Churchville, John (Elvira) Brundage of Laurel, MD., David (Tammy Adams) of Holley; sister Peggy (Randy) Cook of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a 1:00 PM Celebration of Life on Saturday September 13, 2014 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. The family would like you to share a special memory or story of Paul during this time. If you’re not comfortable speaking, please write them down and it will be shared on your behalf.

Memorials may be made in the form of flowers. To leave a message of condolence 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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