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Attilio S. Aloia, World War II Veteran, Textile Chemist, Sergeant-at-Arm and devoted family man. 
Attilio S Aloia, 99, died peacefully on September, 12, 2022. 

Visitation will be held on Friday September 23, 2022, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Avenue, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 am on Saturday, 25, 2022 at The Church of The Immaculate Conception, 35 Mountain Avenue, Somerville. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home beginning at 8 am.

Memorial contributions maybe be made to Attilio’s memory to the Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund for The Immaculate High School, 240 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876.

For the complete obituary reflecting Mr. Aloia’s life, directions, and condolences, please visit www.CusickFuneralHome.com.

liz.jpg  Liz Dick passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2022 in Rochester, NY at the age of 45. She was born to Gregory Dick and Karen Balkwill-Dick on July 2, 1977. She is predeceased by her father Gregory Dick, her grandparents Genny and Larry Balkwill; her Grandmother Helen Johnson and many beloved pets.  

Liz went to Batavia High School; she then earned her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Brockport and later completed her Master’s degree. Liz was employed with National General Insurance as an Associate Manager of Claims. Liz has worked in the Insurance industry for over twenty years. Liz enjoyed Reading, Diamond Art, watching TV/movies with friends as well as the Arts. Liz loved to travel including cruises, going to Disney, as well as going on local wine tours. Liz’ ability to touch someone’s soul was endless, she was a friend to many and was happy to do anything if it was with those she loved. She was a generous and thoughtful person who loved finding and giving someone the perfect gift.  Liz loved animals from the deepest part of her heart, she was known for rescuing many kinds of four-legged friends. Liz has volunteered her time and resources to various animal organizations over the years. Liz brought people together with her love of trivia, both hosting and playing.  She has played Euchre with friends for over 20 years. Liz was a member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls until she was 21.

Survivors include her mother Karen Balkwill-Dick; her niece Felicity Dick; her best friend Stephanie Norton, her godchildren Trey Nielsen and Abby Nielsen; her best friend Rachel Coughlin; her best friend Billie Lape; and many, many other friends and relatives.  Also left behind are her faithful four-legged kids Cooper, Penny, Chewy, and Comet.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday September 20, 2022 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at 11:00AM. Liz will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery on Clinton Street Rd. in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, New York 14020. 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, NY 14020.

Medina - Sterling E.  Lewis, 74, of Medina passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on January 6th, 1948 in North Hornell, a son of the late Edward Lewis and Wilma Kernan Lewis. 

He proudly served his country with the United States Navy from 1968-1970. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and darts. His family would like to thank the staff at the VA Medical Facility in Batavia for the excellent care their father received while he was under their care. 

Surviving are his daughters, Terri Lewis  of Basom and Stacey Fanton of Attica; five grandchildren, Sean (Kathleen) Vasko, Kaitlyn Johnson, Alyssa Lyons, Logan Lyons and Olivia Fanton; his sisters, Arlene Eldridge of Cameron Mills and Vicky (Jeffrey) Mullin of Batavia along with nieces and nephews. 

He is predeceased by his sisters, Beverly Combs and Marlene Lewis. 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where military honors will follow visitation. He will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western New York Heroes, 1001 East Delevan, Suite #13, Buffalo, NY 14215. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Renee F. Miller, 67, of Pavilion, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2022, surrounded by family.

  renee_miller_photo_0.jpg   Renee grew up in LeRoy, NY.  She worked as a hairdresser and later as a teacher's aide while lovingly raising her family.  She will be remembered for her kind heart, her care for others, and the way she never arrived anywhere empty-handed or let anyone leave hungry.  She loved to make her grand-kids smile.

     Renee was predeceased by her parents, Bob and Edith Smith and her brother, Roger Smith.  She is survived by her husband, Michael Miller, sons Brad (Jasdeep Sekhon) Miller and Matthew Miller, daughter Erin (Chad) Weis, adored grandchildren Edie and Henry, sister Roxanne (Gerald) Paganin, and her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

     A Remembrance Service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, September 24th at BW's Restaurant, Pavilion, NY.  Reception to follow.  Those attending are welcome to bring a memory to share.

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

clara_kohl.jpgKohl, Clara (nee Krupa) of North Java, peacefully entered into rest in her home on September 14, 2022, at the age of 92. Daughter of the late Joseph and Agata (Sowa) Krupa; wife of the late Courtney “Cork” Kohl, mother of the late Albert C. Kohl and mother-in-law of the late Doug Royce. She is also predeceased by 2 brothers – Mathew Krupa (WW II) and Chester (Bernice) Krupa and 3 sisters – Florence (Leo) Kolek, Lottie (Charles) Capage, and Jean (Tom) Samer.

Survived by daughters Linda (Rick) George, Cheryl “Bags” Kohl (Tracy Shiltz), and Annette (Curtis) Clark, grandchildren Heidi (Tom) Behr, Kristofer George, and Stacey (Matt) Herod, Jessica Johnston and great grandson Elias, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Clara worked for the former Warner Juneby Case Company on Michigan Ave., Buffalo for 7 years on the factory line putting the pillows into jewelry boxes. Later, after her children were grown, she became a waitress at the Valley Inn, Warsaw. She thoroughly enjoyed the job and interacting with her customers. She loved being a member of the Ladies Sodality at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Darien Center, NY where her embroidered pillowcases with the crocheted edging were a requested item at church bazaars. She also enjoyed being a Girl Scout Leader in Darien Center where she worked with the girls in her troop to earn their badges.

Upon moving to North Java, Clara became a 4H leader and took pleasure in teaching the girls in her group how to cook. As a volunteer for the North Java Fire Dept, she was known for her Crazy Crust Cherry Pie. She was proud to be a Eucharistic minister, a member of Our Lady Lourdes, a 4th and 5th grade Religious Education teacher at St. Nicholas Church. She became a member of the Tri-town senior citizens group and looked forward to monthly meetings and visiting with friends. She also was a member of the Six Star Post American Legion in Strykersville. Clara especially looked forward to planning and going on bus trips with her sisters and friends. They had a lot of fun adventures that she spoke about for years. She loved gardening with her husband, and they shared their harvest with many friends and family, including her dilled green tomatoes. She also enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills and the World Series games, doing jigsaw, Wonderword and Daily Jumble puzzles.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 3 PM to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 3854 Main Street, Strykersville, NY 14145.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Office for the Aging, in Clara’s name, 8 Perry, Ave. Warsaw, NY 14569. 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.

baker.jpg  Marion E. Baker, 80, of Pike passed away peacefully at her home on September 13, 2022. She was born in Warsaw on December 10, 1941 to the late Ellsworth and Evelyn (McCall) Flint. In addition to her parents, Marion is predeceased by her sister; Marilyn (Gerald) Fuller and grandson; Eric Flint.

She is survived by her spouse; Paul V. Wagner of Pike; sons Douglas (Linda) Flint of Pike and Jeff (Teresa) Flint of Pike; grandchildren Racheal Clark, Stacy Flint, Kelly Flint, Robert Flint, Marquis Flint, Steven Flint, Daniel Flint and Jessica Flint; great-grandchildren Samuel, Colton, Liam, Emerson, Kobe, Aviana, Carter, Kyra and Addison, along with several nieces and nephews.

Marion worked for the Champion Company in Perry for many years. She then became a dairy farmer until she stopped working. Marion loved to cook and bake and taking care of her flowers beds at home.

A special thank you to the employees at M&T Bank in Perry for all they have done for Marion over the years of her being a customer.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pike Rescue Squad & Fire Dept. 67 Main St. Pike, NY 14130. To leave an online condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

East Bethany ~ James V. Compton, age 80, finished the race strong, as he passed into heaven’s glory on September 13, 2022.

    james_v._compton_0.jpg He was born February 17,1942 in Batavia NY to the late Cecil and Alice Compton of East Pembroke, NY.

     James received his education at Corfu High School and worked as a milkman in the days of home delivery and then as a machinist, before going to General Motors in Rochester, where he would retire.

     His love of horses led him to Batavia Downs, where he trained and became a driver in the Harness Racing industry. Having many horses through the years, he was nicknamed “The General” by the track announcer, with his most notable horse being track legend, Michael Scores.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Sandra L. Compton; his children, Kevin Compton of E Bethany, Roger Compton and his wife, Cheryl of Bloomfield NJ, Cheryl Squire and her husband, Timothy of Wakefield NC, Jeanne Palmer and her husband, Albert of Warsaw NY.  James also has 6 grandchildren; Taylor Squire, Rachael Boynton, Aaron Pahuta, Allyssa Compton-Disla, Michael Compton and Amanda Palmer; 2 great-grandchildren, Addison Gregg and Ethan Boynton; sister-in-law, Grace Compton; brother-in-law, Wayne Speed; Patty Beverly and her family, John Nelson and his family, Geri Puma and her family, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     James is pre-deceased by his siblings, Phillip Compton, Richard Compton and Carol Speed, as well as his grandson, Zachary Squire.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 at 11:00 AM at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Rd., Batavia.  Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.

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

Lee A. Hare, 61, of Corfu, passed away peacefully at his home, Monday, September 12, 2022.

Lee was born in the Town of Tonawanda on September 12, 1961, a son of the late Joseph F. Hare, Jr. and Elaine Hare.
He was a graduate of Pembroke High School and served in the United States Marines. Lee worked for Milherst Construction for many years.

Lee is survived by his brothers, Joseph Hare III and Michael (Beth) Hare; nephew, Zachery Hare and nieces, Kayleen and Dylan McEwan; his beloved wife, Maureen Augustyn Hare; stepsons, Timothy (Nikki) Augustyn and Eric (Erica) Augustyn and step grandchildren, Kasey, Kendall, Leah and Aleigha.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Friday, September 16, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any charity for animal rescue.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

beatricecicero.jpgBeatrice E. Cicero, 100 of Leicester, joined her husband in heaven on September 11, 2022. She was born in York, June 15, 1922 to the late Bernard and Rose (Spezzano) Brock. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley E. Cicero (1997), brothers Bernard “Bernie” and Vincent Brock.

Bea married Stanley June 24, 1948, they spent the next 49 years together. They cherished their 5 children, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Beatrice graduated from Rochester Business Institute and was a very savvy business woman. She wrote articles for the Livingston County News that many people enjoyed. Bea played the piano, was an avid gardener and was an extraordinary baker.

She is survived by her beloved children, Janice (Robert) Masonis of Perry, Stanley (Lynda) Cicero Jr. of Fairport, Joanne (Kevin) McCormick of Rochester, Stephen (Mary Ellen) Cicero of East Rochester, Julie (Bruce) Seeber, Harley (Leigha) Doneburg of Silver Springs; brother Raymond Brock, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 4 to 8pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00am Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Old Paths Chapel, 181 South Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. She will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gilead School, 181 South Main Street, Perry, NY 14530. To leave an online condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

tomd.jpg  Thomas E. Ditzel, 67, of Livonia passed away at home on Thursday, September 8, 2022 after battling a lengthy illness. He was born on June 18, 1955 in Batavia, NY to the late Jerry Ditzel and Margaret (Whaley) Smith. 

Thomas had recently retired, but had a long career in the insurance world.  He worked in the family business, The Ditzel Agency, eventually merging with Lawley Genesee. Thomas loved being with his family and especially at home at Conesus Lake.  He enjoyed being on his boat, cruising around the lake and fun 'lake days' with his wife, kids, grandkids and friends.  Thomas also really enjoyed cooking, watching the Food Network and sharing recipes with those who enjoyed the same passion.  Thomas was kind, compassionate, funny and loved by many.  

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Christine S. Ditzel; daughter, Marissa (Jeffrey) Weaver of Chili, NY; son, Michael (Brittney) Ditzel of Cleveland, OH; and son, Mark (fiancé Hannah Cerone) Ditzel of Greece, NY. Thomas (AKA 'Bumpa') had four grandchildren,  Kallie and Jackson Weaver of Chili, NY and Aryiana Schmitt and Maximilian Ditzel of Cleveland, OH; as well as numerous friends and family both old and new. 

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County CASA for Children, 1 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Donor's choice. To leave a message of condolence please visit Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. | Batavia, NY Funeral Home & Cremation or for more information call 585-343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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