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lang.jpg  Joseph J. Lang Jr. 58, of Batavia passed away on Friday October 22, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on September 14, 1963, the son of Joseph J. Lang Sr. and Pamela (Winkstern) Lang.

Joe loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will be sadly missed by many.

He is the brother of Jayme (late Dara), Jeffery and the late Jackie; brother in law of Tina and Bruce Luck; Uncle to Kylee, Kalob, Autumn, Storm, and Katelyn, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins

Friends and family are invited to call from 3:00-4:00PM on Tuesday November 2, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Thoughts and condolences may be left online at www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

rood_edith_-_photo1.jpgEdith M. Rood, 97 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (October 26, 2021) at her residence under the loving care of her family.

She was born May 20, 1924 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Ellery and Edna Roberts Roche.

Edith was employed by the New York State Unemployment Office for several years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed collecting dolls, ceramics, bowling and at one time roller skating. Her pride and joy was her family whom she loved to spend time with.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Everett Clute and William Rood. Children, Everett Clute Jr., Jon Clute, Dana Brian Clute and Dennis James Clute. Sisters, Betty Ann Boring and Linda Ferris.

Survivors include her daughters, Renee (late Doug) Fagan of Hamlin and Colleen (Robert) Yungfleisch of East Pembroke. Step-daughter, Amy Rood of Batavia. Sister, Beverly Goodmote of Lakeland, FL. Daughter in-law, Linda Clute of Cape Coral, FL. Brother in-law, James Ferris of Basom. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (October 30th) from 2-6pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a prayer service will take place at 6pm.

She will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St., 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.

 

 

elizabethfrankenberger.jpgElizabeth A. Frankenberger, 88, of Darien passed away on October 22, 2021 at Gateway Home in Attica.

She was born on March 17, 1933 in Batavia to the late Edward J. and Mary (Keleher) Meyers. She was married to William Frankenberger, who passed away in 2011. Betty is also predeceased by her brother Joseph E. Meyers.

Betty is survived by her three children, Jim (Jane) Frankenberger of Indiana, Anne Marie (Dan) Wilke of Buffalo and Mary Jane (Clarence) Weaver of Arkansas, sisters Rosemary Green, Margaret Mergenhagen and sister-in-law Patricia Frankenberger along with many nieces and nephews.

As a lifelong resident of Darien she enjoyed being outdoors, taking long walks in the countryside and local parks.

There are no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held on Saturday October 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 10675 Alleghany Rd., Darien.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main St., Attica, NY  14011 or the Salvation Army. To leave thoughts or condolences visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Akron - Joyce L.  Wyder, 94 of Akron passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

She was born on Tuesday, April 12th, 1927, in Sayre, Pennsylvania the only child of the late Earl Mattocks and Iva Ayers Mattocks.

Joyce is the wife of Edward C. Wyder who passed away on January 29, 2018.

Surviving are her children; Erlene K. Jordan of Pennsylvania, Francis A. (Karen) Harper of Oakfield, Cliff L. (Donna) Harper of Ohio and Thad L. (Marites) Cotter of Akron; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

She came to the Western New York area at 35 years of age with a background of sewing and tailoring. She began making clothing for the drivers at Batavia Downs and Hamburg Racetracks and word spread quickly and her clothing and designs were in demand. She worked for a few years under her personal name and then registered the name of her business as Joyce's Racing Silks.

The business grew, she hired employees and later moved out of her home and added a new building to the house because of the growing demand for her goods. Her business grew to a modern factory, and she hired as many as fifteen women at one time. She was assisted by her husband, Edward, and together they went to racetracks and horse sales showing her line of clothing.

Joyce became well known all over the United States and was requested overseas wherever they raced horses. Later she also worked for not only the standardbred horses but the jockeys who rode the thoroughbred horses.

Joyce then branched out into other fields including snowmobile suits, bicycle racing, motocross, dirt bike and flat track motorcycle racing. There was also some special and thrilling design works with demand for using the Jockey Design Jackets for waiters and waitresses at famous restaurants in California, New York City and Florida.

In 1982, she will be remembered locally for designing and building a brown Chalet building with yellow shutters and hearts opening Joyce's Doll Shop in Batavia across from McDonald's Restaurant on West Main Street Road. It grew to become the largest doll shop on the East Coast. Three years later she opened another doll shop in the place where she was born Troy, Pennsylvania. After 10 years ill health forced her to quit but she continued sewing silks in Oakfield.

After 45 years of operating Joyce's Racing Silks, she retired and sold the business and name to one of her first employees who had been with her for over 30 years. Her company was one of four companies doing this work in the United States. Upon her retirement, Joyce went back to crocheting, which was her hobby, spending time with her family, children, and grandchildren.

There are no prior calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023 or the Arthritis Foundation-Buffalo Branch, P.O. Box 1094, Buffalo, New York 14226. Joyce struggled with both diabetes and arthritis for many years. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Joyce's name, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

Medina - Diane C. Scheiber, 69 of Medina, formerly of South Byron, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She was born Friday, January 11th, 1952 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Leslie and Lucille Rudd Bates.

Diane loved to bowl and play euchre with her friends. She enjoyed her wind-chimes, watching the hummingbirds and traveling to the annual Dansville Balloon Festival with her husband.

Diane is the wife of Kenneth E. Scheiber who passed away on May 9, 2014 and sister of the late David Bates.

Surviving are her sons, Pete (Deb) Scheiber of Oakfield and Charles (Joyce) Scheiber of Chili; her grandsons, Collin (Abigail Klos) Scheiber of Oakfield and Ryan Scheiber of Chili; her siblings, Susan (Charlie) O'Geen, Sandy (Danny) Snell, Shirley (Les) Bates, Joyce (Dean) Cottom, Tracy Sittig, Bryan Bates and Dean (Theresa) Bates along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 4 pm.  She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

jeanhowardpetre.jpegJean Embt Petre of Varysburg, passed away on October 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family & her Agape family. She was born in Varysburg, on November 6, 1925 to the late Millard F. and Mabel M. Embt. She is preceded in death by her husband Howard Petre who passed away November 17, 2018 and her brother Clair and sister-in-law Eleanor Embt.

Jean will be remembered for many things, including her kindness and gentle nature. Jean loved her family. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for them. She will be forever missed.

In her younger years Jean carried on her parent’s tradition of the Embt’s Maple Syrup business. She also worked at Rude’s Grocery Store in Varysburg. Jean did many ham dinners for her St. Joseph’s Church and was a member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary.

Jean loved going with her girlfriends to lunch and craft shops. She loved bowling, cross country skiing, knitting and riding her bike. She was Best Baker in town.

Jean is survived by her children Michael (Lynette) Petre, Mark (Barb) Petre and Brian (Cheryl) Petre, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Bural at Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, 2311 Attica Road (Route 98), Varysburg, NY 14167 on Saturday, October 30, 2021. She will be laid to rest in Varysburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzehiemer’s Association www.alz.org. To leave thoughts or condolences visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Frederic L. Baker, 81 of Varysburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born on October 29, 1939 in Vero Beach, FL to the late Frederic and Lydia (Lawry) Baker.

Mr. Baker worked for General Motors in Buffalo for many years. He was an avid sports fan, especially Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Rabey) Baker of Varysburg; children, Brian Baker of Varysburg, Connie (Mike) Kaczmarczyk of Depew, Frederic Baker of Varysburg, Martin Baker of Fairbanks, AK, Alan (MaryAnn) Baker of Cheektowaga; sisters, Cyntia Hubbard of Laverne, OK, Susan (Reid) Fairburn of TN, four grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wyoming County SPCA, 808 Creek Road, Attica, NY 14011. To leave thoughts or condolences visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - Elsie Mae Pursel, 96 of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (October 25, 2021) at the Premier Genesee Center in Batavia.

Mrs. Pursel was born January 24, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Jane (Rider) Dixon.

Elsie was a sociable person and was well liked. She enjoyed playing bingo at Washington Towers, going for rides and out to dinner. Most of all, she loved to shop - often returning whatever she had purchased.

She is the wife of the late John Henry Pursel, Sr.

Surviving are her children, John (Margaret) Pursel, Jr. of Batavia, and James (Helene) Pursel of Surfside Beach, South Carolina; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Pursel of Batavia. Four grandchilren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by a son, Gary Pursel; grandson, Gary Lee Pursel; brothers, Willis Dixon, and Earl Dixon; sisters, Roberta Cole, Blanche McEwen, and Mildred Zimarino.

There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday (October 29, 2021) at 10:00 a.m. in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Transit Road, in Stafford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 (www.crossroadshouse.com) or to a charity of the donor's choice.  

Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Leon J. Seweryniak, 96, of Corfu, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021 at his home.

Leon was born June 30, 1925 in Corfu, a son of the late John and Michalina (Przybysz) Seweryniak.

Leon was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Polish Falcons, Sportsmen Club of East Pembroke and the NRA.  He is a veteran serving with the United States Air Force, an avid hunter and was a corrections officer at Attica Correctional Facility.

Surviving are his daughter, Lisa Seweryniak of Fort Worth, TX, sister, Ann Rumfola of LeRoy and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife, Violet Seweryniak, son, John Seweryniak, siblings, Edwin Seweryniak, Chester Seweryniak, Joseph Seweryniak, Raymond Seweryniak, Irene Smart and Mary Sovon.

There are no prior calling hours.  Leon's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 1 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 8656 Church Street in East Pembroke.  A reception will be held at the conclusion of Mass at the church hall.  Graveside services will be at 2:00 also on Monday at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of the donor's choice.  

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

Arrangements for Leon were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Cyndi Utter, 58, of Bergen, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021 at her home.

Cyndi was born June 16, 1963 in Rochester, a daughter of Dennis Payne, Sr. of Bergen and the late Wilma Jean (Williams) Payne.

Cyndi enjoyed fishing, garage sales, camping and racing, especially the races at Genesee Speedway.  She was a certified nursing assistant at United Memorial Medical Center and a lifetime member of the Bergen Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  Cyndi loved her grandbabies and the time she spent with them.

Surviving along with her father are Kathryn (fiancé Nathanael Dietz) Utter of Darien Center, grandbabies, Beau Hannon and Tanner Paul, Johnny Smallidge of Bergen, Josh (Jenny Lewis) Smallidge of Churchville, Chuck Smallidge of North Chili, Dennis (Lisa) Payne, Jr. of Byron, Lisa (Victor) Flanagan of Bergen and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Cindy's Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society - Ovarian Cancer Center, www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer.html.  

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

Arrangements for Cyndi were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

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