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Batavia - Kenneth J. Kensek, 70, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home under the care of his loving wife and HomeCare and Hospice.

Kenneth was born in Buffalo, a son of the late Chester and the late Norma (Colligan) Kensek.

Kenneth loved watching movies, reading and his cat.  He enjoyed mowing his lawn and was a long time retail manager.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Groves) Kensek of Batavia; brothers, Ron Kensek of Albuquerque, NM and Michael (Maryann) Kensek of Rochester and nephews, Matthew Kensek and David Kensek.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kenneth's memory may be made to Mercy Flight, 4781 East Saile Drive, Batavia, NY 14020, https://www.mercyflight.org/support/

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

Arrangements for Kenneth were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.


William D. Burgel, 84 of Basom, passed away peacefully Tuesday (June 17, 2020) at the New York State Veterans Home.

He was born July 12, 1935 in Urbana, Ohio, a son of the late James and Helen DeMent Burgel.

William was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was employed by Pembroke Central Schools and later began his own florist shop, Flowers by Bill. He was an avid Ohio State fan and a friend to everyone and a loving grandpa and great-grandpa. He built his life around his faith and was an organist for a few churches in the area.
                                               
He was the brother of the late James Burgel Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Klotzbach Burgel of Basom. Daughter, Claranne Burgel of Batavia. Grandchildren, Rhiannon (Brooks) Hawley of Batavia, Jonathan Burgel of Basom, Jacob Burgel of Batavia and Jessie Russell of Basom. Great-grandchildren, Alya, Troy, Quinn, Kaylee and William. Brother, Phil Burgel of Ohio. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY.

Arrangements were entrusted to the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main St., Corfu, NY 14036.


Thomas F. Randall, 70, ​Churchville, NY / Nokomis, FL – passed away on June 22, 2020 at Unity Hospital with Carol, his wife of 49 years, at his side. He battled Parkinsons Disease for 20 years.  Tom was the son of the late Frederick and Charlotte Randall of Churchville. 
 
Tom graduated from Churchville-Chili High School and then entered the National Guard.  He spent his entire career as a Parts Manager at area Ford dealerships: Morleys, Vellas, Jack Roach, Gabrielle and Mike Ognibene.  His passion was classic cars and he owned several over the years.  His favorite was a 1956 Ford Thunderbird which he restored and owned for over 50 years.  Tom's favorite hobby was attending car shows with his T-Bird.  For twenty years he helped organize the car show for Bergen Park Days. While wintering in Nokomis, FL he also helped with their car show. 

Tom and Carol wintered at Royal Coachman in Nokomis, FL for the last 10 years.  While in Florida, Tom enjoyed biking, shuffleboard, shooting pool, and riding his golf cart.

In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his children Stacey Larimer (Jonathan) of Atlanta, Georgia, Alexyn Wilford (Adam) and Ethan Randall both of Churchville; his newborn granddaughter Rhaya Marie Wilford; his brother Robert Randall (Ann) of Churchville; brothers-in-law Richard Alexander (Yvonne) of Hamlin and John Alexander of Batavia; sisters-in-law Marcia Partlow (John) of Latham, NY and Terri Madison of Holley as well as several nieces and nephews. Tom was also survived by his beloved grand-pups Wilson and Zoey.

There will be no visitation or services.  There was a small gathering of family and close friends to remember Tom.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to Chili Henrietta Scottsville Ambulance aka CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare, 280 Calkins Road, Rochester, NY 14623. They were always incredibly kind and compassionate to the Randall family.

Arrangements were completed by Walker Brothers Funeral Home, Spencerport.

Castile ~ Jacob "Jake" S. Comstock, age 24, of Route 39, passed away Saturday evening (July 4, 2020) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, surrounded by his loving family.

     He was born February 11, 1996 in Warsaw, the son of Sherry Comstock.

     Jake will be remembered for his constant smile and positive attitude.  He always wanted people to be happy and did his part to make everyone smile.  As difficult as his journey was, Jake remained upbeat and fought so hard.  He loved his family whole-heartedly and enjoyed tinkering with various items that interested him.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted husband, Alexander P. Comstock; his mother, Sherry Comstock; his grandmother, Jean Foss (Schonblom) Comstock; aunt, Joann (Schonblom) Howes; his uncle, Craig Comstock; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Darleen and Matt Balduf; sister-in-law, Kayla (Ryan) Caltagirone and their daughter, Tori; brother-in-law, Andrew Konieczny; special friends, Ken and Becky Baker; devoted and faithful canine companion, Fala, along with the entire Comstock Family and many dear friends.

     Family and friends are invited to attend a Remembrance Gathering on Friday, July 10 starting at 3:00 PM at the home of Darleen and Matt Balduf, 7575 Route 237, South Byron, N.Y.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Jake's family.

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

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

ALEXANDER - Rita A. Cone, 93, of Phoenix, formerly of Alexander, passed away Saturday, (July 4, 2020), at The Palazzo in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mrs. Cone was born August 7, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of the late Frank Chessar and Katherine (Walsh) Derwald.

Rita was a member of Resurrection Parish and was retired from the Batavia Nursing Home where she was a registered nurse.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, was an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.  Family was very important to Rita.  She cherished time spent with her children, grand children, and great-grandchildren.

She was the wife of the late Almon W. Cone who passed away in 1990 and mother of the late Donna Brister. 

Survivors are her children, Lawrance Cone, and Elaine Cone both of Arizona, Cheryl (Charles) Venditte of Stafford, and Debora Miller of Alexander; brothers, Richard (Maureen) Derwald, and Christopher (Elizabeth) Walsh both of Buffalo.  12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.

There will be no visitation.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held privately at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church.  Burial will follow in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rita’s name to Alexander Dollars for Scholars, c/o Alexander High School, 3314 Buffalo Street, Alexander, New York 14005.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

tabby.jpg Tabitha M.”Tabby” Carey, 21 of Perry, passed away in Springfield, Missouri on June 28, 2020. She was born in Warsaw, NY on October 20, 1998 to James Carey of Bath and Donna Casella of Perry.

Tabitha was a graduate of Perry Central School. In school she was on the volleyball team. She enjoyed walks through Letchworth State Park, sightseeing, playing volleyball and bowling.
Along with her parents she is survived by 4 sisters: Erin (Travis Helmer) Tetreault of Castile, Taylor Carey of Perry, Julie Carey of North Carolina and Sabrina Carey of Buffalo, a nephew: Kade Helmer along with several Aunts, Uncles and friends.

Family and friends may call from 3-6pm on Friday July 10, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 north Main St. Perry, NY 14530.  A Celebration of Tabitha’s life will follow at the Perry Village Park at 6pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.  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.

flag1.jpgAdam M. Dyrbala, 91 of East Bethany, passed away of natural causes on Friday (June 26, 2020) at his residence.

He was born March 4, 1929 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Michael and Febronia Caryk Dyrbala.

Mr. Dyrbala was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his country from 1951-1953. He was employed by Massey-Harris, Delco Products and Lapp Insulator prior to his retirement. He enjoyed farming, attending auctions, spending time at OTB, working and telling a good joke.

He was the brother of the late John, Joseph, Edward and Francis “Whitey” Dyrbala, Mary Ralston, Gladys Babiarz, Julia Dyrbala and Helen Van Buren.

He is survived by Karla Potter and Pam Kilgore, who he considered his daughters. Sister, Teresa Bevington and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior services. Interment will be in the future Western New York National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy maybe shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, N Y 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

lawn_mowing.jpgDAVID R. STARKWEATHER ~ Age 80, of Basom, NY, died peacefully Sunday evening July 5, 2020 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was born in Batavia, NY on January 22, 1940 to the late Floyd and Hazel (Wickham) Starkweather.

Mr. Starkweather worked for area car dealers and retired from Upstate Dodge in Attica where he was the Service/Parts Manager. He was a highly active member of the Oakfield Volunteer Fire Department, NASCAR fan, loyal Buffalo Bills fan along with enjoying school sports as well. He had a love for family and friends and time spent with all, but most will remember seeing him mowing the lawns along Judge Road as they passed by.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years, Bonnie (Lewis) Starkweather of Basom; loving children, Pam (Gregory) Harla of Depew, Scott (Kenneth) Starkweather of FL and Alison (Todd) Thompson of Oakfield; cherished grandchildren, Gillian, Emma, Kasey, Leah & Bryce; siblings, Gladys (late Allen) Phillips, Ronald “Butch” (Lois) Starkweather and Lyle (Bette) Starkweather all of Basom; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Donald) Yunker of Oakfield and Cindy (Gary) Beechler of Indiana along with several nieces and nephews.

The Starkweather family will be present from 3-7p.m. on Thursday July 9, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Rd. Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will be held privately by the family with burial in Reed Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation PO Box 631 Buffalo, NY 14240 or St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund 31 Washington Ave. Batavia, NY 14020

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

THE FAMILY OF DAVID R. STARKWEATHER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

donald_konarski_-_photo.jpgDonald M. Konarski, 92 of Elba and formerly of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (March 6, 2020) in Panama City Beach, Florida while vacationing with family.

He was born August 19, 1927 in Batavia, a son of the late Frank and Ethel Warren Konarski.

Donald retired in 1989 after 44 years of service from LeRoy Industries. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW and former member of the Moose and St. Nick's Clubs. "Dad" as he was affectionately known by many enjoyed bowling, fishing, watching the Buffalo Bills with his son-in-law, going to the lake and the casino and most of all happy hours with his family and friends. He will surely be missed by all.

He is survived by his daughters, Vincenne (Dennis) Maute of Elba and Donna (Keith) Coyne of Washington, NC.  Grandchildren Eric (Angel) Johnston, Patrick (Kasie) Coyne, Carrie (Brad) Fairbank, Lynette Irwin, and Brian Coyne; six great grandchildren, one great- great grandson, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Vincent Konarski and Frank Konarski.

A graveside service with full military honors will be Friday (July 17th) at 11am at St. Joseph Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately after at The Batavia Country Club, 7909 Batavia Byron Rd, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

casetractor.jpgMichael L. Pridmore, 62 of Elba, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was born in Batavia, on September 20, 1957 to the late Lawrence (Carol Ryan) Pridmore.

Mike worked for many years as a mechanic at Offhaus Farms, Inc. in Elba. He loved his dogs, his family and most of all his grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara C. (Cadieux) Pridmore of Elba; son Andrew Pridmore of Elba; grandchildren Ace and Axle Pridmore; sister Melody (Stephen) Moretti of Auburn, NY; dear friend Scott Offhaus of Elba, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. 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, New York 14020.

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