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hume_linda_-_photo1.jpgLinda Rose Hume (Bernard) of Batavia was reunited with her beloved parents on the

morning of Sunday September 25th, 2022, at the age of 70.

Linda was born on April 29th, 1952, in Batavia, NY to the late George and Caroline Bernard. She was their miracle child and after many years of praying, they were blessed with having Linda.

Linda is survived by her devoted partner of 32 years Patrick Lyons, her son William (Joyce) Hume, and her grandchildren Erica (Dallas) Logsdon and Brittany (Patrick) Krantz, her cousin Mary Thompson of Cheektowaga, and her former husband William Hume of Arizona.

She is predeceased by her parents George and Caroline.

Linda was a devoted mother and spent many years as a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed several years as an in-home health aide, as well as working in retail. She loved to help people and to make a difference in their lives with compassion and kindness. She was an animal lover and an avid collector of all things Snoopy. She had the best sense of humor and did not offend easily.

Although her loss leaves a huge void in the hearts of her family, they take comfort in knowing that she is in Heaven with her parents that she has missed greatly. 

The physical restrictions of this world no longer have a hold on her life, she is finally free.

There will be no prior calling hours, her family will be holding a private celebration of life to honor Linda. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




goodman_virginia_-_photo1.jpgVirginia L. Goodman “Jinny”, 77 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Tuesday (September 20, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born July 3, 1945 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Norman Thompson and Norma Bates Thompson Nixon.

Virginia was a floral designer for the former Enchanted Florist in Batavia. She enjoyed sewing, shopping, reading and traveling.

She was the sister of the late Rebecca (late Winston) Johnson

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Allen Goodman of Batavia. Daughters, Heidi (Nathan) Blowers of Alexander and Yvette (Anthony) Rood of Maryland. Grandchildren, Brennan (Tara) Blowers, Hayden Blowers, Deven (Sydney) Blowers, Tyler Rood and Noah Rood. Great-grandchildren, Ellie, Piper and Molly Blowers. Nephew, Daniel (Lauren) Johnson.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday, October 28th from 10:30am-12pm at the Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Rd, Batavia, NY, where a memorial service will commence at 12pm. Burial will be in the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu, NY.

Memorial contributions may be offered in her name to the Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020.




Lakeland, FL and Batavia – Margaret Jeanne “Peg” McIntire-Worthington, died on Sunday Morning, September 25, 2022 at The Club at Lake Gibson Nursing Home in Lakeland, Florida. She was 92.

Peg was born on October 12,1929 in Barnesboro, PA, a daughter of the late William and Mary Belle (Irvin) DeHaven.

She was a 1947 graduate of Shannock Valley High School and a 1965 graduate of St. Francis School of Practical Nursing. She attended Zanesville Community College and Ohio State University where she was certified as a Nursing Home Administrator. She had worked as a nurse at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital and Batavia Nursing Home where she became the Assistant Administrator. She was the Administrator of the Cuba Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility and retired as the Administrator of St. Joseph’s Manor in Olean.

She had attended City Church in Batavia, Victory Church and Lake Gibson Nazarene Church in Lakeland, FL. She was a member of the Guys and Gals Club, Northgate Prime Timers and was an award-winning needle pointer.

She was the mother of the late Rodney H. McIntire who died in 1976 and wife of the late Rev. Harold E. “Mac” McIntire who died in 1999 and the late George Russell “Russ” Worthington who died in 2009 and sister of the late James DeHaven, G. Donald DeHaven and Eleanor Propst and step-grandmother of the late Justin Jacobs.

Surviving are her 3 children, Linda (Duane) Chamberlain, Cinda (David) DeFreze and Randy (Colleen) McIntire all of Lakeland, FL; 5 grandchildren, Christopher (Lisa) Chamberlain of Syracuse, Shannon (Steve) Beardsley of Piffard, Gregory DeFreze of Rochester, Lisa (Christopher) Lavrey of Batavia and Jeffery McIntire  (Cynthia) Reynolds) of Lakeland, FL; 14 great-grandchildren, Lindsay Chamberlain, Benjamin Chamberlain, Andrew Beardsley, Joshua Beardsley, Trenton DeFreze, Gabriella DeFreze, Jaydon DeFreze, Mackenzie Lavrey, Derek McIntire, Kayla McIntire and Randy McIntire II, Kayla Reynolds, Brianna Reynolds and Julia Reynolds; sisters-in-law, Lois DeHaven of Mayville and Janice Fortner of MD, Barbara McIntire of IA; brothers-in-law, Edward Worthington of Batavia and Paul (Beverly) Worthington of VA; stepchildren, George (Clara) Worthington of Marion, John Worthington of Batavia, David (Elaine) Worthington of SC and Thomas (Alyson) Worthington of NH; step-grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Wertz, Waverly (Mark) Grutadtaurio, Daniel Worthington, Winifred (Scott) Gildner, Anna (Raymond) Patnode, Patty (James) Jacobs, Kenneth (Bonnie) Worthington, Cheryl (Michael) Finn, Cara Worthington, Melinda (Brandon) Brown, Paige Worthington and Erik Worthington; step-great-grandchildren,  Scott Gilder, Selma (George) Fisher, Raymond Patnode IV, Darlene (Shawn) Klineline, John Jacobs, Meghan Jacobs, Jeramy Jacobs, Samantha Finn, Abigail Finn Caleb Finn, Brianna Worthington, Nathan Tolson and Emily Brawn; several step-great-great-children, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews.

Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday at St. Anthony’s Church, 114 Liberty St, Batavia where Peg's  funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 noon.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or to Good Shephard Lakeland (Hospice), 450 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.  Arrangements were entrusted to Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Gary F. Capuano, 64, of Batavia, passed away on September 25, 2022.

Gary was born August 18, 1958 in Batavia, a son of Louise (Grasso) Capuano of Batavia and the late Larry Capuano.

Gary enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking and taking trips.  He was the maintenance manager for the Batavia Housing Authority.  Gary will be remembered for his caring and adventurous spirit.

Surviving along with his mother are his children, Theodore J. (Katrina) Capuano of Florida, Maria (Travis) Ross of Elba and Ann Capuano of Batavia; sisters, Linda Baker and Karen Capuano; brothers, Dennis (Pam) Capuano and Donald (Cheryl) Capuano; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife, Laura A. Capuano; son, David Capuano; brother, David Capuano and his mother-in-law, Patricia Jasinski.

Calling hours are Tuesday, October 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Gary's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities.  

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

dahlia.jpg  Ann M. Zalenski, age 88, of East Bethany passed away peacefully on Sunday September 25, 2022 at the Leroy Village Green Rehabilitation unit. She was born on June 22, 1934 in Alden to the late Raymond and Helena (Hamann) Armstrong. In addition to her parents, Ann is predeceased by her loving husband of 31 years; Joseph Zalenski Jr. and 11 of her siblings.

Ann’s selflessness and love for her family has influenced many generations. All who knew her were extremely fortunate to have had Ann in their lives. She was always supportive and helpful, and always welcomed visits and coffee chats with her friends and family. Ann never forgot a birthday or anniversary! Along with being talented when it came to crafts and sewing, she was best known for her amazing baking abilities. Her cookies, breads and pies were always holiday favorites. She loved playing cards, cheering on the Buffalo Bills and going on casino trips with her sister, daughter and niece.

Ann is survived by her devoted daughter; Joann (Edward) Grice; her sister Lorraine Riley; along with many nieces, nephews, and countless great nieces and nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours and a private Graveside Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia. An 11:00am luncheon will follow the service on Tuesday September 27th at the Polish Falcons on S. Swan St. in Batavia,

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Fire Dept. 10510 Bethany Center Rd. E. Bethany NY 14054. 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, NY 14020.

Joseph E. Wyffels, 84, of Batavia passed away peacefully on September 23, 2022 at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing Home. He was born in Canandaigua on July 23, 1938 to the late Joseph and Emily Wyffels. Joe is also predeceased by his siblings.

He is survived by his daughters; Debra (Rick) Bastiano of Batavia and Trisha (Michael) Margarone of Webster; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  

There will be no prior calling hours or Services.

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, NY 14020.

Bergen - Beverly J. Dilcher, 78 of Bergen, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Crossroads House.

Mrs. Dilcher was born Friday, April 21st, 1944 in Robinson, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Lloyd Smith and Sarah Busch Smith.

She was the head cook for 28 years at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. Along with her late husband, Dayton, they would drive their RV to Lake George for vacation. Since 2010, she camped at Skyline RV & Camping Resort. She loved to cook and work word search puzzles.

Beverly is the wife of Dayton D. Dilcher Jr. who passed away on June 28, 2021.

Surviving are her children, Ryeder (Dawn) Dilcher of Byron, New York and Cammy Young of Trout Run, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Mark Dilcher of Byron, Kyle Dilcher of Bergen, Sheena (Tyler Hamilton) Dilcher of Byron and Colton Young; her brother, Roger (Gloria) Smith of Batavia; her sister, Joyce Smith of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania along with several nieces and nephews.

 She is predeceased by her siblings, Rev. William Smith, Frederick Smith and Connie Bird.

There are no prior visiting hours. A public celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Maridee J. O'Geen, age 83, of Maple Avenue, passed away Tuesday evening (Sept. 20, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of her family.

  maridee_j._ogeen_0.jpg   She was born January 3, 1939 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Cosmo and Dorothe Lake Battaglia.

     Maridee will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, who spent over 30 years as a local nurse, caring for many families.  She was a 1957 graduate of Notre Dame High School.  She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends.

     She is survived by her children, Chuck O’Geen Jr. and Carol O’Geen both of LeRoy; her sisters, Patricia (Norb) Becker of Batavia and Kathleen (Bruce) Manuel of Venice Center, NY; her loving and devoted canine companion, “Hawke”, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles P. “Red” O’Geen in 2006.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Sept. 26 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either LeRoy Ambulance Service or Notre Dame High School.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Maridee’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Elba - We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of Rita Mengs on Tuesday, September 20th at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness.

Rita was born on January 9th, 1936, daughter of Clayton and Marie Sheffer of Stafford, and resided in Elba for 65 years. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

Rita was a long time member of the Elba Auxiliary. She was happiest in her home, which she took great pride in. Rita loved baking pies while listening to country music, as well as traveling with her husband, including cherished trips to Branson, MO. She never missed a chance to spend time with her loved ones.

Survived by her husband, Leslie Mengs of 69 blissful years. Children, Julie (Keith) Richenberg of North Carolina and Jeffrey Mengs of New York. Grandchildren, Bradley (Lena) Richenberg of Virginia, Kaitlin (Zachary) Spencer of North Carolina and Matthew Richenberg of Hawaii. Beloved great grandson, Harrison Spencer.

As per Rita's request, no calling hours or memorial service will be held, Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba. If you would like to, please make a donation in Rita's name to the Elba Fire Department, 4 S Main St, Elba, NY 14058, who Rita and her family greatly supported. Arrangements are entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. You may also leave a condolence, share a memory, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Nicole Rae (Burdick) Leo, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on September 14, 2022.

   nicole_rae_leo_0.jpg  She was a very caring and devoted RN at the Batavia Veterans Nursing Home.

     She leaves behind a loving husband, Brian Scott Leo; his son, Ryan; father, Raymond Burdick and mother, Diane Burdick (Watson); sisters, Corina, Shannon, Sarah; a brother, Elijah; nieces, Raegan and Riley, along with many other beloved family members and friends.

     Nicole will be dearly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts. 

     A Celebration of Life will be held at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd, LeRoy on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 2 ~ 6 PM.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Nicole’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.


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