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Basom - Rose M. Hodgins, 97, of Basom, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Beechwood Continuing Care in Getzville.

Rose was born August 6, 1922, in Akron, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Skocic) Wukman.

A member of St. Padre Pio Parish, Rose enjoyed cooking, entertaining and gardening.  She catered weddings in the Oakfield Alabama area and took the dog census for the town of Alabama.  Rose was a school bus driver for the Oakfield Alabama Central School District for 30 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Gail (Larry) Vogt of The Villages, FL and Sue (Joel) Davis of Concord, NH; grandchildren, Melisa (John) Schrock of Akron, Jeremy Vogt of Port Orford, OR, Aaron (Whitney) Vogt of Land O'Lakes, FL, Andrew (Melissa) Davis of Hopkinton, NH and Kevin (Pamela) Davis of Hopkinton, NH; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Cahill and Erin (Trevor) Gray, Rylee and Taylor Vogt, Jack and Grant Davis and Birch and Ivy Davis; a great-great-granddaughter, Ameila Rose Gray; sisters, Mary Wukman of Williamsville, Catherine Gorman of Clarence and Millicent (Sidney) Rosenburg of Georgia and several nieces and nephews.

Rose is the wife of the late Curtis Hodgins, mother of the late Thomas Hodgins and sister of the late John Wukman and Anna Miller.

A Celebration of Life for Rose will be held at a later date.  She will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rose’s name may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590 or online at https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/giving/give-hospice/ or to the Oakfield Alabama Hall of Fame, attn: Hall of Fame Treasurer, OACS Alumni Hall of Fame, PO Box 35, Oakfield, NY 14125.

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

Arrangements for Rose were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

ida.jpg Ida A. Enright, 85 of Rochester, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020 at Premier Genesee Center. She was born in Rochester, January 31, 1935 to the late Burton (Jennie Barnhart) Warney. She is preceded in death by her husband Michael Enright, daughter Robin A. Yoos, siblings Donald Warney, Patricia Warney and Hatti Barnhart.     

Mrs. Enright was considered a professional shopper by her family. She was an amazing, loving wife, mother and grandmother.     

She is survived by her beloved children Linda Siebert of TX; Robert C. Shattuck of Rochester; Cynthia A. (Mark) Haymon of Bergen; William (Amy) Shattuck of Dansville; Valda Lacoursiere of TX; Nancy Hoffmiere of Rochester; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren,  several nieces and nephews.   

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

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.   



OAKFIELD - Jonathan R. Hyman, 47, of Oakfield, passed away Thursday, (January 23, 2020), at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Hyman was born November 4, 1972, in Batavia, a son of the late Richard and Debra (Wood) Hyman.

Jonathan enjoyed video games and comic books. 

He is survived by his brother, Shane (Rachel Allen) Hyman of Oakfield and a nephew, Aiden Hyman.

Mr. Hyman is preceded in death by a daughter, Dominique Hyman.

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oakfield Community Bible Church, 80 North Main Street, Oakfield, where a  reception will follow services in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St., Batavia, NY 14020 or online www.geneseecancerassistance.org/donate.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia (585) 343-5673

ELBA -- Peter Guy Buckel passed away peacefully February 15th, 2020 at his home in Elba. 

Peter was born in Batavia, NY March 3, 1961. He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Leona (Stroh) Buckel, and a brother, David S. Buckel.

Peter enjoyed gardening, landscaping projects, horseback riding, woodworking and nature, campfires, and the ocean, playing and singing music, playing cards, cooking and barbecuing. He also enjoyed horseshoes, traveling, target shooting and he always found time to help others. Peter was a good conversationalist and had a kind heart.

He was employed at UMMC in Batavia, NY as Facility Mechanic/Maintenance worker; he also held the position of Emergency Preparedness Coordinator since 2015. He trained new drivers for the ambulance and volunteered as an Instructor of Emergency Medical Services training and education; he was also involved in the education and activities of children by teaching them safety procedures. He volunteered as Representative and Chairman of City, County and NY State EMT Programs. 

He is survived by: his daughter, Kristi Buckel Hebert, of Louisiana; three brothers -- James (Carol) Buckel, of Nunda, Ken (Sharon) Buckel, of Florida, and Robert (Alice) Buckel, of Batavia; and two very close friends, Ray Bolster and Michele Freeman, of Elba, and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services were held. 

Please share with the family your memories of Peter and any photos you may have at:   [email protected]

jp_hawks.jpgJACK P. HAWKS ~ 87, native and longtime resident of Batavia, New York, has sadly passed away in Hernando Beach, FL on March 5, 2020, surrounded by family and friends. Jack P. Hawks was the son of the late, Newman L. Hawks Jr. and Bendetta V. Page and stepson to the late Richard Kearney Sr.  He was a beloved sibling to the late Joseph Kearney.

Mr. Hawks graduated from the Batavia School System, where he enjoyed playing football, track, and baseball. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War and earned the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the PRES Unit Citation.

Mr. Hawks worked at Graham Manufacturing for 14 years. He began his career with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department as a Special Deputy on the Water Rescue Team in 1966 and became a Deputy Sheriff in 1969 and retired in 1992. He then worked as a security officer for the Social Services Department in Batavia until his retirement in 2012. Mr. Hawks proudly served his country and the people of Genesee County for most of his adult life

Jack lived his remaining years enjoying the wildlife and nature in Florida with his daughter, Susan, and son-in-law, Gary, after living at home with his son, Jack, for 26 years. The family is grateful for the homecare provided by the local Hospice agency until the end of his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. We will see you again in heaven, Jack.  

Mr. Hawks was married to Carol Berg, of Rochester, NY, for 26 years and was the loving father of four children, Debra Hawks (Bill Peabody), Jack L. Hawks, Judy Hawks, and Susan (Gary) Bricker. He was a devoted grandfather to Brianna (Jessica) Hawks, Eduardo (Araceli Solobac) Canudas, Nicholas Militello, Anthony Militello, Lorena (Victor Gonzalez) Canudas, and Lt. William Peabody (Lauren), and great-grandfather to Ana Lucia and Fernanda Gonzalez and Aiden and Alexander Hawks. Stepson to Jennie Hawks. He was a beloved sibling to Richard (Rita) Kearney, Kathleen Kearney, Janet Hawks, Betty Ann (Thomas) Bartz, Paul (Mary Ann) Hawks, Sharon (Peter) Walker, and Larry (Vicky) Hawks. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends.

The Hawks family will be present at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 W. Main St. Rd. Batavia, New York 14020, March 14th, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm with a Celebration of Life Service to follow. Jack P. Hawks will be laid to rest at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia, New York. Memorial donations may be made in Jack P. Hawks’ name at the Alzheimer’s Association. http://act.alz.org/goto/Jack-P-Hawks  

Please share your words of comfort with Jack’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



rosen_caryn_-_photo.jpgCaryn P. Rosen, 68 of Amherst and formerly of Akron, passed away peacefully on Monday (March 9, 2020) at McAuley Residence in Kenmore, NY, under the care of Hospice.

She was born in Buffalo, NY on November 18, 1951, a daughter of the late Irving and Olive Bennett Domres.

Caryn was a caring individual who always went out of her way to help others. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed other activities such a playing board games, card games and gardening. With her late husband, she had a passion for motorcycle rides. Caryn was a Unit Secretary for Brother of Mercy Nursing Home and most recently at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Her loving heart will be dearly missed by her family and anyone who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Spencer Rosen and son, Wayne Rosen.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelly (Kevin) Neumann of Tonawanda. Grandchildren, Amber and Gavin Neumann. Brother, Corrie (Sandra) Domres of Akron and Debbie Freudenheim of Cheektowaga. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (March 13th) from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY, where a funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00am. Interment will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron, NY.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.   




Jane E. Bossart Campbell, 81, formerly from Stafford, NY, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2020, at home surrounded by family.

She was born April 18, 1938, in Batavia, NY, the daughter of Helen and Mark Bossart. She was the youngest of 7 siblings.

On August 16, 1958 she married James W. Campbell, who survives. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Laura Campbell, of Irving, Texas; grandchildren Audra and Layden; daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Donald Smith, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; grandchild Caleb; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and David Jasper, of Riverview, Fla.; and grandchildren Naomi, Nasya, Nehemiah and Nahum.

She is also survived by two siblings, Ruth Bossart Belling and Jean Bossart Stenshorn.

She was a lifetime member of the Stafford Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary, an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and a Girl Scout Leader.

A memorial service will be held this spring at the Stafford Cemetery.

joanwood.jpgJoan Heath Lapp Wood, 94 of Batavia, passed away peacefully March 6, 2020 at Premier Genesee. She was born in Batavia, November 29, 1925 to the late George (Ruth Halbert) Heath. She is preceded in death by husbands Carlton J. Lapp in 1970 and Dale E. Wood in 1981; sons Douglas Lapp and David Lapp.    

Joan was the owner and operator of Joannie’s Pet Grooming Shop in Elba. A 1943 graduate of South Byron High School, she was a member of East Shelby Community Bible Church. Joan was a volunteer at Stephens Table in Batavia, and volunteered for the medical transport service for Office of the Aging in Batavia. She also worked as an assistant aide for over 30 years for Dr. Paul Phillips Animal Hospital in Batavia, retiring in 2005.

Surviving are her children Anne Clark of Albion; Sandra Johnson of Byron; Donald Lapp of South Bend, IN; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Halbert (Barbara) Heath of WI; along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 4:00 PM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 E. Shelby Road, Medina, NY 14103. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bennington.   

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church or the cemetery association. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.   

reginameyer.jpgRegina M. Meyer, 92 of North Java, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility, Warsaw. She was born September 6, 1927 in Kansas City, KS to the late William (Margaret Murphy) McGee. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Gerald Meyer in 1989, sister Kathryn (Dick) Schaefer, sisters-in-law Dorothy McGee, Rita (Darwin) George, brothers-in-law Warren Hunt, Norman (Teresa) Meyer, Elmer and Nelson Meyer.

Mrs. Meyer worked as a Telephone Operator in Arcade before she married Gerald and spent the rest of her life as a Farmer’s Wife. She was a member of Home Bureau, a 4-H Leader for many years and volunteered at the North Java Fire Hall. Mrs. Meyer was member of the St. Nicholas Church Lady of Lords, head of the Bereavement Committee and said the rosary at the nursing homes in Warsaw every Friday. Her faith was incredibly strong and so was the love she had for her family.

She is survived by her sons John Meyer of North Java; Paul (Darlene Thompson) of Bliss; David (Nancy) Meyer of North Java; brother William McGee of Arcade; sister Susan Hunt of Bergen; sisters-in-law Patricia Meyer of AZ; Nancy Farmer of FL; 6 grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 2-4 PM & 7-9PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. John Neumann, 991 Centerline Road, Strykersville, NY 14145. She will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas’ Cemetery, North Java.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Charlotte House, PO Box 123, North Java, NY 14113. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Heaven received a kind, loving soul on March 4, 2020 when Jeffery Edward Miller, age 65, died suddenly following complications from surgery in Tampa, Fla.

Jeff was a corrections deputy who rose to the rank of corporal in the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in Punta Gorda, Fla., prior to his retirement in December 2018. Upon retirement, he spent the next 14 months stopping to smell the roses and enjoying quality family time with his wife and beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jeff was predeceased by his parents, Edward A. and Hazel M. (Kelsey) Miller, sister Marsha (Maggie) Miller, brother Russell B. Miller, and niece Rachel Miller.

He is survived by: his wife Theresa, of Placida, Fla.; two sons, Mark (Lisa) Miller, of Byron, NY, and Brian (Karen) Miller, of Palmyra, Va.; mother-in-law Susan Boehm, of Placida, Fla.; stepson, Sean Buotte (Jennifer), of Sebring, Fla.; brothers Roger Miller (Judy), of Surry, Va., Greg Miller (Ann), of East Bethany, NY, Paul Miller (Sheri), of Alexander, NY; two sisters, Paula Miller (George Schaefer), of Norfolk, Va., and Vicki Wolak (Jeff), of East Bethany, NY; and sister-in-law Belinda Cox (Rick), of East Bethany, NY.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who brought him an immense amount of joy, in addition to longtime family friend Julie Pearce of Sebring, Fla. -- who Jeff’s family also called their sister -- as well as numerous nieces and nephews and family friends in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In honoring Jeff's wishes, a private family memorial service will be held at a future date.

In recognition of Jeff’s longtime passion for animals, the outdoors and hunting, memorial donations may be made in his honor to one of the following organizations: Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area in Williamstown, NY.

Ears Animal Rescue Sanctuary of Englewood, Fla.; or the Suncoast Humane Society of Charlotte County, Fla.


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