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hughes_judith_-_photo1.jpgJudith A. Hughes, 67 of Akron, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (December 13, 2022) at her residence.

She was born September 10, 1955 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Leonard and Myra (Nichols) Blair.

Judy was born into her family as the fourth child and first daughter to her parents.  She was a warm and loving person. She loved her son, Tommy and grandson, Derek with her whole heart. She loved all her nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She always wanted to hear what was going on in their lives. Family was always very important to her. 

Judy loved having people around her and she would give you the shirt off her back, if you needed it, even if it was detrimental to herself. Judy would take anyone in if they needed a warm place to stay.

Judy’s professional career was spent caregiving to others. People were drawn to her because of her opened heart. She trusted people to a fault.  She was far from perfect.  It was hard not to love her if you knew her. Judy will be so very much missed by all who loved her.

She is survivd by a son, Thomas Scott Hughes (Michelle) of Akron. Grandson, Derek Raymond of Alden. Sisters, Sandra (Joseph) Lina of Florida and Brenda Blair (Timothy) of Akron. Sisters in-law, Trudy Blair of Clarence and Terry Blair of Corfu. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Thomas, James and Gary Blair.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share Thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (December 19th) from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00am. She will be laid to rest in St. Johns Cemetery in Alden, NY.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, 6400 Sheridan Dr Suite 320, Buffalo, NY 14221. Espressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Batavia - Kimball E. Strong, 65 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, (December 1, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Strong was born June 11, 1957 in Alaska a son of the late Donald Strong and June Strong of Batavia.

There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy- Jessie Ann Loomis Clark, 82, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 14th, surrounded by the love of her family.

The times spent with family were the most important times to her. She will be missed by family and friends and remembered for her quick wit, many talents, beautiful smile, and for remembering every occasion with a greeting card or note.

She was a talented gardener and created beautiful, themed gardens all around her home.  She demonstrated her creativity in cooking (bread/roll maker supreme), sewing, crafting, and quilting and giving those items as gifts to family and friends. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle expert, and a formidable Scrabble player. She loved traveling and was always up for an adventure - near or far. 

Survived by her companion of more than 40 years, Steven H. Spencer; her children, Lorrie (Robert) Clark-Hannan of Falls Church, Virginia, Guy (Patricia) Clark of Pavilion and, Rhett (Lisa) Clark Caledonia. 

Grandchildren Calder Hannan, Emma Hannan (Aditya Rajput), Caylin (Steve) Depuy, Adam Clark, Connor (fiancée Becca Sarge) Clark, Danielle (John) Whiting, Quentin (Colleen) Clark, and Olivia (Dan) Otto and 6 great grandchildren.

Also surviving her: sister Alice Stefani, brother Larry (Donna) Loomis, sister-in-laws Martha Loomis, VIrginia Smith, Joan Clark, brothers-in-law, Bill (Peggy) Clark, Scott (Madeline) Clark, and Steve’s children, Steve D.(Sue) Spencer, Sue (Roger) Gray, and Robin Spencer, many nieces, nephews and dear friends. 
Predeceased by her parents, Gaspard and Celia Loomis, brothers, Harry and Allen Loomis. 

Donations may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance (www.geneseecancerassistance.org) 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020 or charity of your choice. 
Friends may call  from 3:00-5:00 PM on Monday, December 19th, at Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 Main Street, Caledonia.   Immediately following, friends and family are invited to a celebration of Jessie’s life from 5:00-7:00 at Caledonia Country Club, 303 Park Place, Caledonia.

Per Jessie’s wishes, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit Alhartfuneralhome.com

kathryn_judge.jpgKathryn A. Judge, 71 of Attica, passed away December 13, 2022. She was born September 16, 1951 in Buffalo, to the late Leonard Darlack Sr. and Loraine Darlack. She is predeceased by her son David Judge Jr. and sister Debbie Vega.

She graduated from GCC. Afterwards she worked for McDonald’s Bus Service for many years. She was kind, had a great sense of humor and loved everybody.

Kathryn is survived by her sons Joseph, Kurt Judge both of Attica and Christopher (Heidi) Judge of Akron, daughter Angel (Chad) McDonough of Tenesee, brother Leonard Darlack Jr. of Buffalo, grandchildren Grace, Olivia, Ashleigh, Cheyenne, Savannah, Tiffany, Cassandra and Kaitlyn, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately.

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

starowicz_lottie_-_photo1.jpgLottie Starowicz (Wilkosz) of Batavia, New York passed away with her family by her side on December 12, 2022 at the age of 89.  She was born in Batavia on July 27, 1933 to father Leon Wilkosz and mother Bertha Wilkosz (Wrobel).  She lived in the same house she was born in for almost her entire life. Lottie was married to her husband, Paul Starowicz, for 67 years.  They had a long and happy life together. Paul passed away on January 10, 2022.  

Lottie was the youngest of three brothers (Leo, Stephen, and Edward), and two sisters (Ann Adamczyk and Helen Balonek). Lottie worked at the Batavia Daily News, and then at Jackson Elementary School as a lunch and teacher’s aide for over 20 years.  Her former students approached her in town for years after her retirement because of her kind and caring ways. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she appreciated the frequent and numerous visits with her several nieces and nephews. We will all cherish our memories of the fun times shared with Lottie and the way she made us all smile.

She is survived by children Gary (Deborah), James (Mary K), and Paul Jr. (Laura); grandchildren Sara (Brandon Doll), Becky, Kate, Lauren, Elizabeth, and Ryan; and great-grandchildren include Reece, Chloe, Thea, Reid, and Claire. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday December 18th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue in Batavia.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 am on Monday December 19th, followed by an internment service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum on Ellicott St. in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crossroads Comfort Care House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York, 14020 or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the Crossroads House staff and volunteers, who provided Lottie with wonderful care during her final days.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




parker.jpg  Hazel Luce Parker, at the age of 99, has passed peacefully during the evening of December 10, 2022, under her family’s care at the home of her daughter in Perry.

Hazel was born September 1, 1923, in Johnsonburg, Town of Orangeville, Wyoming County, the daughter of Vern and Dorothy Gerhardt Luce. She graduated from Attica High School in 1941, followed many of the women during the years of WWII into the work world by studying business at RBI in Rochester and working for Eastman Kodak until 1948…working by day and playing on their softball team by night. But it was square dancing, back in Wyoming County, that brought her and her future husband, Fletcher Parker (of Perry), together and they were married on her birthday in 1948. That launched her into her lifelong career as a dedicated homemaker, wife, and mother of seven children. Her dedication to the task was unmatched. During the nineteen-fifties, sixties, and seventies she was 24/7 a cook, seamstress, teacher, busing organizer, school and church activities promoter and supporter, etc. Hazel made sure the family was cared for, their responsibilities were taken care of, and the entire family was fully participating in school, church, and community activities. School sports and musical events attended must have numbered into the thousands as she and Fletcher watched their children and grandchildren all participate continually. Hazel embraced the role of getting seven children educated…from the earliest Sunday school and music lessons through all seven achieving at least a bachelor’s degree. She enjoyed the work…but it wasn’t all work. She enjoyed a game of Euchre with family and friends as often as possible…and for over 50 years she looked forward to her twice-a-month evenings with her eight Bridge playing friends.

Hazel is pre-deceased by her father in 1980 and mother in 1992, and her elder brother Frederick, and younger sisters Margaret Chamberlain and Zora Cox. She is also pre-deceased by daughter Lucinda A. Parker, in May of 2021 and an infant grandson, Andrew Spence Parker in 1974.

Her brother Ray Luce and sister Norma Luce survive as do her children Eric (Peggy) Parker of Perry; Laurie (Howard is deceased) Hartley of Spring, Texas; Kristin (Brian) Cox of Perry; Calvin Parker of Perry; Beth (Sarah Fogler) Parker of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; and Brian (Kathy) Parker of Wyoming, NY. Her seventeen grandchildren are Nathan (Tammy) Parker (Trumansburg), Erin (Frank Stewart) Parker (Bozeman, MT), Rachel (Thomas) Parker (Woodbridge, VA); Matthew Hartley, (Spring, TX), Margo Hartley; Timothy (Ashley) Cox (Daniel Island, SC), Meghan (William) Hayes (Churchville), Gregory (Vivian Lim) Cox (Singapore), Wesley (Becky) Cox (Scottsville), Eliza Cox; Leah (Hunter) Wooster, William Parker, Jan Lawrence Parker; Parker Fogler (Victoria, BC), Calvin Fogler (Santa Clara, CA); Haley (Tyler Eagleton) Parker (Boston, MA), and Abigail Parker. Seventeen great-grandchildren are Tess (Hunter Ford) Parker (Boise, ID), Annalee and Elias Parker (both Trumansburg); Lily, Lucas, and Jonah Parker (all Woodbridge); Annabelle Shutter-Hartley (Spring); Warren, Henry, and Abraham Cox (all Daniel Island); and Fletcher, Dorothy, Russell, and Peter Hayes (all Churchville); Dawn Cox (Singapore); Athalia and Everett Cox (both Scottsville).

Hazel taught service and lived service. She was very much self-sacrificing. She was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon starting in 1965. Her interest in her church and unmatched ability to cook and sew meant she was a critical behind-the-scenes master of making church dinners and craft bazaars successful. She learned her sewing skills at home from her mother, but her expectations of herself to be the best led to her winning a national sewing contest, with an automobile as the top prize, with a dress made for one of her children. Those skills also made Hazel an incredible resource for our local and Wyoming County 4-H programs. She led a 4-H club, the Peppy Perryettes, and dozens of children, for decades and served on the county advisory committees from the early 1960s until just a few years ago, nearly 60 years of dedication to that organization.

To celebrate a long life, purposefully lived, friends and neighbors may call during the hours of 4:00 to 7:00PM on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530. A Memorial Service and reception is being planned for 11:00AM, Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry.

Consider a memorial gift to the Brick Presbyterian Church, 6 Church Street, Perry, NY 14530, or to Wyoming County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program. A gift in Hazel’s name may be made to a charity of your choice, as well. 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.

terri.jpg  Terri J. Kloiber, 71 of Colden, passed away peacefully at Premier Genesee Center on Monday, December 12, 2022. She was born December 15, 1950 in Annapolis, MD to the late Harvey and Natalie (Brunell) Mann. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gary R. Kloiber and a granddaughter, Jordyn Fisher.

Terri began her career on the line at Fisher Price and worked her way up to Senior Logistics Manager before she retired. She was a Colden Town Councilwoman for many years. Terri was a quiet, shy, intelligent woman that enjoyed reading and her home. She was an amazing mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her beloved daughters, Shannon (Steven) Campagna of Batavia, Casey (John) Kuhn of Erie, PA, Joett Nye, siblings, Kim (Larry) Boyd of Avon, Harvey “Skip” (Karen) Mann Jr of Marilla, 6 grandchildren, Tim, Jamie Nye, Connie Campagna, Carl, Robbie and Nate Kuhn, one great-grandchild, Jacey, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00pm, where a Celebration of her Life will immediately follow at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

stephan.jpg  Stephan A. Reisdorf, 74 of Pavilion, NY, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Premier Genesee in Batavia.  He was born on February 21, 1948 in Batavia to the late Aloysius J. Reisdorf and Florence B. (nee George).  In addition to his parents, Stephan was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth J. Reisdorf.

Stephan was an employee of George’s Dairy, the family business from age 14 until it closed then worked for Plattens Agricultural Service, Buckleys, and Carolina Eastern Crockers for many years.  He was an agricultural consultant and sales person, loved the outdoors, competitive shooting, and traveling in Puerto Rico, the islands and cities in the south.

He is survived by his sisters; Donna M. Flood (James D.) of Clarence, Mary Ann Sandgarten (Michael) of Lago Vista, Texas, and sisters-in-law; Leslie (Jeffrey) Hutchinson of Canandaigua and Cindy Barnowski of Florida, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend visitation on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 11:00AM-1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.  A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation at the Funeral Home.  Stephan will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm, www.lollypop.org.  To leave a message of condolence, visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020

Lisa A. Weidman, went home to be with the Lord on December 1, 2022. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on October 6, 1977, the daughter of Rev. David G.M. Weidman and the late Rev. Linda Shisler Weidman.  She was also the stepdaughter of Mrs. Carol L. Weidman and the niece of Mr. Richard B. Weidman.

Raised in Albion, NY, Lisa was a 1998 graduate of Albion Central High School and a resident of Medina, NY for the past several years.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main St., Batavia New York, with a Memorial Service of Resurrection  following the visitation hour at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary. Please use the school street parking lot and main entrance located immediately behind the church. There will be a meal immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lisa's memory to the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. To share memories and condolences with Lisa's family please visit rossakron.com.

porter_roy_-_photo.jpgRoy Clinton Porter, 92, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2022. He was born March 15, 1930, a son of the late James and Lutie Mae Porter.

He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth E. Porter; grandson Kevin Porter and great-grandson Kyle Michaels.

He is survived by his children, Pattie (Pat) Morietti, James E. Porter, Ellen (late David) Wood, Deborah M. Claw, Sharon (Lynn Allen Wood) Porter-Wood and Linda M. (Vincent) Maurer. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Roy served in the U.S. Army and retired from the bakery business after 50 years. He loved to bake and owned several bake stores where he was a professional cake decorator, his specialty at Easter time was lamb cakes and Alligator bread. He would later occasionally bake from his home. Roy enjoyed talking about his life to his children and friends, mainly because he was a people person. He would talk about the Bible and read it often, taking him back to when he was an ordained minister for several years.

He loved to sit in his sitting room, watching his birds and enjoyed feeding them and the squirrels and deer. He enjoyed sitting in his backyard and building bird houses out of old license plates. His loving pet was Coco and she was everything to him. He was happy with life and enjoyed being around his children and family.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





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