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It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Samantha Ann Mangas on Saturday November 21, 2020, at the age of 54 years.  She passed peacefully with her brother, Matthew, by her side and her mother and siblings on the phone.

She will be lovingly remembered by her Mother, Olive Larson, Her siblings: Doug Mangas, Debbie Williams, Lisa Gershenson, Jessica Jaeger, Matthew Mangas, Jim Mangas, and Rachel Moniz, and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews

She will also be dearly missed by, Tammy Stremovihtg and her dear friends, family, and caretakers at her Maple Avenue home.

She was predeceased by her loving sister Jennifer Mangas, her father Kenneth Mangas, Rocky Moniz, Kristen Malec-Mangas (nee Struzyk) and Richard Larkin.

Samantha Mangas was born in Wheaton, IL to Olive & Kenneth Mangas on November 1st, 1966. Born developmentally disabled, her family and friends seldom saw her limitations.  She could smile. She could laugh. She could love without condition. She could even drink more coffee than her Brother Matt.  Through her challenges, she gave us the gift of perspective and she taught us kindness and patience.

A private visitation at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home will be on December 1st, 2020.  Samantha will be laid to rest with her Grandparents at Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva NY.

Memorial Donations may be made in Samantha’s name to The Arc of Genesee Orleans  https://www.arcgo.org/donate Arc of Genesee Orleans offers support, advocacy, services, and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and their families in Genesee and Orleans counties.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Maple Avenue home for their care and compassion.

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

Anna Will Marciniak, age 98, of the Town of Barre, entered into rest at the Crossroads House of Batavia on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 with her loving family at her side.

Born on September 28, 1922 in Medina, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Benderwicz) Satkowski. Anna was a graduate of Medina High School class of 1940. She married the late Peter J. Will of Oakfield on June 20, 1941 and worked on their family farm on Ham Road in Oakfield. They produced cash crops, milk, broilers, turkeys and eggs. Her husband, Peter sadly died on July 10, 1967, 26 years later. She then worked at the Genesee Farms Bakery in Oakfield for many years. Anna enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, hummingbirds, playing on her kindle and cards. She married the late Martin B. Marciniak on April 23, 1977. She was a parishioner of the former St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Wheatville and upon its closure became a parishioner of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church in Oakfield.

Survivors include her three children, Peter J. (Judith) Will of Bellview, FL, Robert (Carol) Will of Oakfield and JoAnn (Dan) Haas of Oakfield; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Martha (late Leon) Simbida; brother, Richard (Barbara) Satkowski; also several nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents and first husband, Peter Will, Sr., she was predeceased by her second husband, Martin Marciniak in 2016; brothers, Anthony (Emma) Satkowski and Ben (Anna) Satkowski; and sisters, Valeria (John) Byledba and Helen (Joseph) Witkor.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Thaddeus Bocianowski on Monday, Nov. 30th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. Interment in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crossroads House of Batavia, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020 or to St. Padre Pio Parish. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Batavia - Roy Lee Taylor, 63, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, (November 22, 2020) at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo.

Mr. Taylor was born October 14, 1957 in Medina, a son of the late Edison Taylor and Luella (Reese) Taylor.

Roy was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Medina.  He enjoyed being outdoors, working in his yard, gardening, and fishing.  He deeply loved his children and grandchildren. .  

He is survived by his significant other Kim Nesbitt of Batavia; sons, Roy Lee Albert (Lesley Wood) Taylor of Batavia, Timothy (Ruth Simmons) Taylor of Rochester, and Derrek (Jennifer Ruble) Taylor of LeRoy; step-children, Stephanie (Ron Lambright) Parsons of Florida, Steven Nesbitt of Batavia, and Scott Nesbitt of Arizona; a grandson, Perry Taylor; step-grandchildren, Christopher Nesbitt, Bianca Parsons, Sadie and Abigail Nesbitt, Kianna and Anthony Nesbitt, and Ben Lambright; brothers, Larry, Ricky, and Michael Taylor; sisters, Valerie Munroe, and Sandra Carroll.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Roy is preceded in death by brothers, Ronnie, Kenny, and Johnny Taylor.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, (November 30, 2020)  from 3:00 pm  to 7:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia. Roy 's Funeral Service will be private. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery in Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund at www.kindeyfund.org.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% occupancy during visitation. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

Caroline F.  Bianchi, 74, of Bergen, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Caroline was born March 20,1946 in Gowanda, a daughter of the late Clyde and Lucy (Garrow) Cole.

She was viewed by her children as an angel and the epitome of unconditional love, anyone who met her were grateful and blessed to have known her.

Surviving are her children, Johnie Bianchi, Jr. of Bergen, Clyde (Kelly) Bianchi of Bergen and Bianca Bianchi of Bloomfield; a brother, Charles (Lavon) Cole of Idaho; a sister, Cassie (Tony) Celone of Florida; grandchildren, Justin Gilbert, Brianna Amesbury, Kaylee Amesbury, Courtney (Kajin) Yost, Kaitlyn Amesbury, Cyla Steger and Chaz Bianchi; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Nichols and her brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be held throughout the day and evening on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29 at Caroline's home, located at 6687 North Lake Road in Bergen.  Caroline's funeral service will be held privately and she will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Brockport.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brindle Posse Rescue, Inc., 153 Chesterfield Drive, Rochester, NY 14612.  

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

Arrangements for Caroline were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

Bergen - James Warren Palmer, 92 of Bergen, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, (November 19, 2020) in Spencerport.

Mr. Palmer was born December 28, 1927 in Deposit, New York a son of the late Elmer S. Palmer and Katheryn (Middaugh) Palmer.

James was a life-long truck driver and enjoyed traveling with his wife.  He enjoyed the friendships he made during his daily trips to the Bergen Farm Market Family Restaurant.  

James is the husband of the late Barbara Palmer who passed away July 13, 2020. The two were married June 27, 1953 in Christ Episcopal Church in Deposit.  

Surviving are his son, Robert B. Palmer and his children, Jason (Gina) Palmer and Robyn Palmer; son, Richard W. (Patricia) Palmer and their children, Jessica (Shawn) McAlister and Katheryn Palmer; great grandchildren,  Liam, Owen, Abigail, Collin, and Gabriella; a brother, George (Betty) Palmer; and his sweet canine companion, Precious.  

He is preceded in death by a son, James W. Palmer, Jr., and siblings,  Isabelle, Abby, Charles, Ralph, Ruth, Lorena, and Albert.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bergen Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 428, Bergen, New York 14416.

Arrangements for James were entrusted to the care of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

joseph_marcello.jpgJoseph S. Marcello, 92 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Friday, November 20, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia. He was born January 9, 1928 in Batavia, to the late Genaro (Frances Moretti) Marcello. He is preceded in death by his beloved son Nicholas Marcello who passed away in 2016, brothers Alex and Frank Marcello.

Mr. Marcello worked many years at GTE Sylvania, RE Chapin and Batavia Downs Harness Racing until retiring in 2000. He was a WWII and Korean War Veteran, he proudly served in the Merchant Marines, US Air Force and US Army. Mr. Marcello enjoyed hunting, playing horseshoes and sitting on the porch with a glass of wine and a good book. He was a big fan of the New York Yankees and especially Notre Dame Football.

Surviving is his wife of 69 years Frances (Colantonio) Marcello of Batavia, children, Joseph G. (Denise) Marcello of Hattiesburg, MS, Mark P. (Roni) Marcello, Phillip J. (Kim) Marcello, Ava M. (Ronald) King, Lori A. (Robert) Waite, loving sister Elizabeth Kinne, sister-in-law Carmella Ilacqua all of Batavia, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately for the family. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Mesa, Arizona - Eric  Anthony  Easton, 37 of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Basom, New York, passed away most tragically on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

Eric was born September 11, 1983 in Batavia, a son of Gerald Easton and Bernadette Corbelli Easton of Basom.

Eric was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting and riding his dirtbike.

Surviving along with his parents are his brother; Shawn (Nicole) Easton of Byron; his niece; Whitley Easton of Byron; his grandfather; Wilbur (late Julia) Easton of Oakfield; several aunts and uncles including Kathleen Corbelli of Mesa, Arizona with whom Eric was living with. Eric is also survived by several cousins.

There are no prior visiting hours. Eric's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish-Oakfield Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Burial will follow Mass in St. Cecilia's Cemetery,Oakfield.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, facial coverings and social distancing are required for those attending Eric's Mass on Saturday. The family appreciates your consideration and cooperation.

Caledonia ~ Ann M. DeMarco, age 87, of W. Main Street, passed away Nov. 20, 2020 in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born Feb. 8, 1933 in Pittston, PA, a daughter of the late Samuel and Louise Ferrara DiSalvo.

     Ann will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.  She was a long-time member of the Caledonia Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and a past president of the Caledonia Ladies Lion Club.

     She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Anthony DeMarco; her children, Robert (Jessie) DeMarco, Anthony (Kathy) DeMarco, LuAnn (Ronald) Farruggia and Thomas (Jennifer) DeMarco; brother, Albert DiSalvo; sister, Mary (Henry) Gaul; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, Nov. 23 from 3 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.) Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 10:00 AM at St. Columba Church, 198 North St., Caledonia, with interment to follow in St. Columba Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Gilda's Club Rochester, 255 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY  14607 (www.gildasclubrochester.org) or the Caledonia Fire Dept., P.O. Box 149, Caledonia, NY  14423.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. DeMarco's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. DeMarco and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Richard “Rockin’ Rick” Appleton Haitz Jr.
passed away on Nov. 3, 2020 at the age of 70.

Richard was born in Batavia, NY on July 14, 1950 to Alice and Richard Haitz Sr. Richard had an abundant loving family, being the seventh of 10 siblings. He married Cathy Jean Davidson on June 9th 1972. Together, they had four children.

Richard discovered his passion for music and entertainment at a very early age. He was a singer, songwriter, loving father, and a soulful playing piano man. His musical talents were so captivating he won a television program called "The Gong Show" in 1979, where he performed "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis, one of his many musical inspirations. His passion for entertaining led him through a very successful musical career where he played in many different venues in his home state as well as in Sarasota, Fla.

He loved working on cars, watching movies, and all things comedy. His distinctive sense of humor was immeasurable, and his profound ability to make others laugh will be sorely missed, but his jokes and witty one-liners will continue to live on. Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Martin Haitz Sr., and his sister, Suellen Haitz.

He is survived by his children, Richard Appleton Haitz III, Heather Patricia Dolatowski, Sean Davidson Haitz, Grace Storey, their mother, Cathy Haitz, and six grandchildren. As well as, seven of his siblings, Judy Marchese, Cathy Quinlan, James Haitz, Gregory Haitz, Mary Konarski, Christopher Haitz, and Gerard Haitz. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

His presence will be deeply missed, but his legacy will be carried on through his accomplishments and his children and grandchildren who value entertainment and music just as he did. 

Due to COVID-19 a small celebration of life will be held in Sarasota for family and friends.

Date TBD; contact [email protected] for further details.

A memorial service will be held in Silver Lake, NY in July 2021.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for service expenses be made to https://everloved.com/life-of/richard-haitz-jr/

David Van Ornum, born August 17th 1945, passed away the morning of November 18th 2020. At 75 years of age, David is survived by his sister: Ann (Mark) Fackler, five children: Michael (Sharon) Van Ornum, Rachael (Jon) Morrill, Daniel (Sheena) Van Ornum, Gail (Brad) Vosburg, and Cheryl (Pat) Single; a beloved former wife: Trudie Van Ornum: fifteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild. David was predeceased by his parents, Alden (Betty) Van Ornum. There is no funeral or calling hours at this time. A memorial service will be arranged in 2021 at a date to be determined.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements for David were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.


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