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halstead.jpg  Richard L. Halstead, age 66 of Perry, New York passed away on Saturday April 11, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Warsaw, New York on October 21, 1953, a son to the late Lawrence W. and Marcella B. (Caryl) Halstead. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a grandson Lucas Dillon who passed away in 2015, in-laws: Robert and Elcy Altoft, sister-in-law: Kyle Wixson Altoft, niece: Rachel Lafferty and nephew: Brad Altoft.

Rick was a 1971 graduate of Perry High School. He worked for Allen Bailey Tag and Label Company in Caledonia for several years moving onto JN White Designs in Perry where he held several positions at the company prior to his retirement in 2011 including printer, machine maintenance and plant operations production manager. Rick was a devoted member to the Perry Fire Department joining in 1986. He was past Chief, training officer, Jr. Fire Dept. advisor, fire prevention leader with the Perry Elementary School, and the Perry Fire Department Benevolent Association, Western New York Volunteer’s Fireman’s Association, was a former assistant scout leader for Boy Scouts, and was a hunter and bow safety instructor for many years. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Mary Jane (Altoft) Halstead whom he married on April 28, 1973, daughter: Valerie (Jeffrey Dillon) Halstead of Perry, 2 sons: Thomas Halstead of Perry and Adam (Vanessa) Halstead of Avon, 3 sisters: Lucinda (David) Rhodes of Az., Carol (Spencer) Willey of Perry, Donna (Jeff) Corey of Bergen, 3 brothers: Dennis (Lisa) Halstead of Warsaw, Ronald (Nancy) Halstead of Penfield, Robert (Ray Beekman) Halstead of Lockport, brother and sister-in-laws: Judy (Sigfried) Thewke of LaGrange, James Altoft of Galway, NY and Fl,, Gloria Altoft of Warsaw, William (Jill) Altoft of Oh., 8 grandchildren: Kayla, Adelyn, Joseph, Ethan and Edward Halstead, Timothy, Addison and Logan Dillon, along with many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held in LaGrange Cemetery on Wednesday April 15, 2020. A procession at 10:30am will precede Services at the cemetery from the Funeral Home using N. Main, Covington and N. Center streets where extended family, friends and community members can publicly pay their respects. A public Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, NY 14530 or the Wyoming County Nursing Facility (Activities Fund) 400 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569. 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.

bertini_pic_2.pngNANCY C. BERTINI - age 90, of Batavia, N.Y., died peacefully Wednesday April 8, 2020, at home while under the care of her son, John Bertini; granddaughter, Mallory Boeva and the amazing caregivers from the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) and dear friends. Nancy was born July 20, 1929, in Fayetteville, N.C., to the late Robert I. and Ida M. (Buie) Sanders, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Peter D. Bertini along with several brothers and sisters.

Nancy was a member of Resurrection Parish; she was a seamstress and formerly worked as a banquet waitress for the Holiday Inn and The Treadway Inn in Batavia. She will be remembered for the wonderful mother she was to her three children and for her strong catholic faith.

Surviving are her loving children, Nancy, John and Peter Bertini; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic a Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be announced at a future date, she will be entombed in the Niche Garden at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia, N.Y. Memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14020 or the Visiting Nurse Association of Western New York, Inc. 7070 Telephone Road Pavilion, NY 14525.

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


Oakfield – Diana A. Eddy, 73, of Oakfield, passed away Thursday (April 9, 2020) at Hildebrandt Hospice in Rochester.

Mrs. Eddy was born November 23, 1946 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude (Heaton) Krantz.  She graduated from Batavia High School.  Prior to her retirement, she was a clerk typist at Genesee –Valley Education Partnership.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dee enjoyed spending time with her husband and family, watching Chicago Med and the Good Doctor, dancing, talking your ear off when the mood struck her, surprising others with her sports knowledge by spending too many days in bad weather supporting her sons sporting events, but the light of her life was spending time with her grandchildren.   

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Robert; children, Todd of Oakfield, Chris of Basom; step-children, Robert Eddy Jr. of North Carolina, Jodie (Bill) Fryer of Akron, Nicole Eddy of Corfu; grandchildren, Ty and Cole Kornow, Jasmine, Dominque and RJ Eddy and Marissa Bucci.

Diana is predeceased by her brother, Robert and her sister, Maureen Krantz.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Diana’s memory may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, www.geneseecancerassistance.org/donate/ or Hildebrandt Hospice Center, Attn: Donations, Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Rd S, Rochester, NY 14623, www.lifetimecare.org/donate/ways-of-giving.

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

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

airforce1.jpg David F. Graham, 82, of Attica passed away peacefully on April 7, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born on March 7, 1938 in Batavia to the late Leo and Clara (Hoffman) Graham. In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by one brother.

David was a United States Air Force veteran and a long time Correction Officer as Attica Correctional Facility.

He is survived by his wife; Elizabeth Graham of Attica; children Joseph (Laurie) Graham of Attica and Barbara Graham of Boulder City, NV; along with 2 granddaughters.  

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

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.

zanghi_pic_1.pngDAVID J. "DAVEY JOE" ZANGHI, SR. ~ Age 67, of Batavia and affectionately known as the "Unofficial Mayor" of the City's South side died peacefully Friday March 27, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic David's visitation and funeral mass will be scheduled as soon as deemed safe to do so.

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


c._schoff.jpgCECELIA MARY SCHOFF ~ Jan. 13, 1939 to April 1, 2020 went to heaven today. She is predeceased by her husband, Martin Henry Schoff.

She was a wonderful mother and wife. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family. Her apple pie was the stuff of legends and dreams we will never taste again. Large family parties and picnics made her very happy. She loved seeing most of her 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They were the joy of her life. Her life was difficult at times, but she always shone through like a beautiful bright star. We are saddened by the thought that we will never hear her singing around the house, will never see her beautiful face and smile again, will never look into her beautiful blue eyes, will never feel those soft arms around us, will never feel her short little self-tucked under our chins in a warm hug. Will never again hear that well-loved beautiful voice saying I love you. We often told her she was “The World’s Best Mom,” and it was so true. She was truly a sweet and wonderful lady. She had a gentle soul. She is finally free.

Cecelia is survived by her children, Martin Schoff (Diane), Bridget Schoff, Jennifer Schoff, Christopher Schoff and Isabella Poss. Her grandchildren Kelly Schoff, Major Lynda Doupe U.S. Army, Rhebeka Hyland, Nichole Hoffere, Garret Schoff, Matthew McAllister, Emily Gillespie, Kyle Schoff, Eric Schoff, Katie Schoff, Zachary Schoff, Christopher Schoff Jr., and 15 great-grandchildren. Cecelia is also survived by her remaining brothers and sisters. Of the original twelve there is Ethel Stephenson, Frank Howard, Dorthy Roth, Mary Patri and Larry Howard.

She will be sorely missed.

We love you Mom.

Our hearts are broken.

Goodbye Sweetheart.

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


grandpa_richardson_2011.jpgGEORGE J. “SKIP” RICHARDSON ~ Age 93, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2020 at the VA Upstate NY Healthcare System, Batavia, NY. He had resided there for two years among his fellow veterans, receiving the very best of care. Skip was born on February 26, 1927 in Minooka, PA, the youngest child of Mary Davin Richardson and Charles Richardson. His father, Charles, was killed in a coal mine accident just a few weeks before Skip was born.

Skip spent his childhood in eastern PA with his mother, grandmother and siblings. His mother then remarried, and the family moved to the Lackawanna, NY area. As a young man, Skip worked as a waiter at various restaurants and hotels in the area, including the famed Hotel Statler. (He later showed off his ability to carry several plates on one arm at home— until he dropped one of his wife’s good china!) 

In his early twenties, Skip enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp, and traveled the world. He fought in the Korean Conflict, was seriously wounded, and was awarded the Purple Heart. Following his recovery and discharge, he returned to the Lackawanna area and began work at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he remained until his retirement at age 55.

On September 15, 1956, Skip married the former Alice M. Schiedel. One condition of the wedding that Alice made was that there be square dancing - a real problem for Skip, since he and his friends were ‘city boys’. The dancing turned out to be the most fun the city slickers had in years, though; something country-girl Alice remembered throughout their 63 years of marriage. 

Skip and Alice had three children, and when they were small, life revolved around work and raising a family. But Skip still found time to be involved in lots of other activities! He took his children (and lots of the neighbor kids, too) roller skating and ice skating; he repaired bicycles for just about everyone; he led a boy scout troop; and at age 40, he got on a “health kick” and started jogging.

It was the jogging that really “took off” for him. Transitioning from a quick mile or two around the playground, with the neighborhood kids tagging behind, to a marathon in Washington, D.C. with thousands of other Marines didn’t take Skip long at all! He ran an eight-minute mile or better right up through his seventies and participated in several marathons. The charity 10- and 5- K runs he competed in are too numerous to count.

Of course, running wasn’t Skip’s only passion. He was a member/volunteer, and in some cases an officer, of the following organizations: Crown Club (charter member); Steel City Hunting Club; ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out); Disabled American Veterans; Korean H1 Club; Buffalo Host Lion’s Club (twice recipient of Melvin Jones award); Blasdell and Big Tree Elementary Schools Senior Volunteers Program; Buffalo News seller for Kids’ Day to benefit Children’s Hospital (many years); Independent Living Center; Buffalo Philharmonic Running Club; Five Gallon Blood Donor for the Red Cross.

Skip is survived by his devoted wife, Alice; his three loving children, Margaret (Patrick), George B., and Paul; his three cherished grandchildren, Colleen (Stan), Maureen, and Kathleen, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his stepfather, his six brothers and sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buffalo Host Lions Club, Children’s Hospital, or any of the many wonderful organizations that Skip so faithfully served.

Please share your words of comfort with George’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com

With the current health situation in our country, a memorial gathering for Skip will take place later.



Lois Clark (Boyce) Spaulding, 91, passed away on April 7, 2020 at Brothers of Mercy where she had been a resident for a short time. She was born on January 14, 1929 to the late Russell and Dorothy Clark of Batavia.  Lois was pre-deceased by former husband Carl Boyce, second husband Benjamin Spaulding, daughters Susan (Boyce) Ingalsbe and Cindy Boyce and a sister Barbara Clark.

Lois married shortly after completing high school and started a family. She didn’t have much time for hobbies in those days but enjoyed family outings at Godfrey’s Pond and Conesus Lake. The family continued to grow, but some years later she experienced some personal tragedies and then faced the challenge of being a single mother during a time when that was very uncommon. Ben restored her faith in love. During their time together she was introduced to camping and loved spending time at his campsite in Darien. Unfortunately, their time together was brief. She spent the next twenty years pursuing her interests in local history and quilting, and she attained life membership status with the Town of Batavia Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Her third and final love was longtime companion, the late Charles Barone of Akron. They had great adventures together traveling locally during the spring, summer and fall and throughout the south and mid-west during the winter months for many years.

Lois is survived by twin sons Donald Boyce of MA, Ronald (Gardenia) Boyce of NC, daughter Sharri (Lee) Gray of Corfu, son-in-law Kenneth Ingalsbe of Indian Falls, step-daughters Michelle Appleby, Dawn (Michael) Amos and Debbie (Robert) Lambert and their families, grandchildren Andrew Boyce, Abigail Boyce, Brian (Lori Schwab) Ingalsbe, Brooke (Matthew) Ohar, Lee (Marie) Gray Jr and Trevor (Lindsay) Gray, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. She is also survived by her sisters Sandra (Darian) Goddard of Batavia and Deborah Clark of Texas and nieces Gale (Jeffrey) Wright and Wendy Taylor.

A Memorial Service may be planned at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020

rdisalvo.jpg  Rose M. DiSalvo, 103, of Batavia passed away on Tuesday April 7, 2020 at the LeRoy Village Green. She was born in Batavia to the late Salvatore and Angela (Gualtieri) Zinni. In addition to her parents, Rose is predeceased by her husband; John DiSalvo who passed away in 1986; siblings Donald Zinni, Elizabeth Ianni, Nicholas Zinni and Mary Strollo. 

Rose was a long time member of St. Anthony’s RC Church in Batavia.

She is survived by her daughter; Linda (Peter) Koelling of Niskayuna, NY; sister Theresa DiVirgilio of N. Tonawanda; grandchildren Michael Koelling of Rotterdam and Angela (Joseph) Bellanca of W. Henrietta; great-grandchildren Ava and Claire Bellanca, along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at the LeRoy Village Green for the exceptional care they gave mom and many thanks to Cindy Saeva for her loving care at the South St. Senior Care.

There will be no prior calling hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection Parish. Rose will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020

morey.jpg  James Newman Morey “Jim” of Wyoming, New York passed away peacefully on April 5, 2020 in Perry, New York. Known for being a gentleman, his engaging, kind personality and wit, and of course, his intellect and creativity, Jim was loved by all.

He was born November 13, 1933 to Ernestine and Ira Morey in Flushing, New York. He attended Ohio University, and Columbia University where he earned his Master of Arts with honors. He started teaching, but finding it unexciting, he began his stellar career in advertising spanning 38 years. Between 1959-1964, he worked in Cleveland at three agencies and produced award- winning work. Jim moved to Rochester, New York in 1964 and worked for Hutchins Advertising Co., Inc. as a Senior Copywriter. Soon, he became the Executive Vice President and Creative Director, receiving national and international awards. Jim claimed, “Business travel also opened my eyes to the wonders of Europe and the Caribbean.” In 1969, he was appointed President of Hutchins/Y&R, CEO in 1978, and finally Chairman prior to his retirement in 1997. Jim kept busy serving on the Genesee Valley BOCES Board and many committees for years. Wrote a comedic play for students “Learn to Earn” which garnered rave reviews and in 2006, was awarded the Albert W. Hawk Distinguished School Board Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Education. Served on the Wyoming Central School board, active in the Rural School Boards Association, former member of the Wyoming County Community Health Systems’ board of managers and foundation board and past president of the Wyoming Free Library. He served on the board of GCASA, a substance abuse agency and was very involved with the Silver Lake Institute.

Jim was a Renaissance man who loved the arts including music, singing, writing, fine literature and, was a theatre scholar. He also enjoyed traveling, cooking and fine wines! He played the piano by ear and in college, wrote the music and produced a musical “The Strawberry Adventure,” without being able to read a note! He also played a guitar. Jim was a down- to- earth person who loved being with his family above all else; his wife Jeanne of 14 years, who was his loving companion in everything, including travel, and writing “The Tinker’s Tale” together; adored his children and grandchildren, and of course, his entire clan of relatives.

Jim loved summers at Silver Lake with his family and cousins, enjoying gatherings, boating, the Charcoal Corral, dinners out. And Silver Lake itself, the place he loved with all his heart, was his anchor. Jim said, “It was-and probably always will be-my spiritual home.”

His survivors include his wife, Jeanne Stillman Morey whom he married on June 10, 2006, five children, Allison (Dennis) Morey Hays, David Newman Morey, Dinah (Griff) Lawrence Godwin, John Rogers Morey, Stephen Rogler Morey, and six grandchildren: Alexandra Carson and Zachary James Hays, Anna (Nathan) Lawrence Beavers and Sarah Katherine Godwin, Carson James and Sydney Suzanne Morey, also survived by his first wife and friend, Frances Rogers Morey.
Along with his parents he is preceded in death by Nancy Jean Lawrence, the mother of his younger daughter and his second wife Marsha Rogler Morey.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled for James Newman Morey in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, 167 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530. 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.


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