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Kacy Sherwood, age 37, died on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, in Le Roy NY.

     Kacy is survived by his wife, Lauren Sherwood; his children, Evan, Ryker, and Grayson Sherwood; parents, Jill and Dave Sherwood; brother, Kyle Sherwood; sister, Katie (Dave) Webster and their son, Hunter; sister-in-law, Jackie (Jesse) Di Ianni and their daughter Holly; Grandmother, Helen Boyce and multiple aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

     Kacy was born on February 2,1984 to Jill and Dave Sherwood. He graduated from Byron-Bergen High School in Bergen, NY in 2002 and Genesee Community College with an associate degree.  On October 18, 2008, he married Lauren, a court stenographer, in Le Roy.  He celebrated his family and especially his children Evan, Ryker, and Grayson. 

     Kacy was a devoted husband and loving father. An avid soccer player and coach, Coach Kacy was known as the Chop Master and was loved by everyone. His perpetual presence and teaching principles of teamwork and togetherness have impacted the youth of the community in ways that will be realized throughout their lives. His family and friends will always remember him as a gentle soul with an infectious laugh.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

     A private funeral mass for the family will be held at the convenience of the family at Our Lady of Mercy church in Le Roy. A celebration of Kacy’s life will be announced at a future date.    

     Memorials may be made to the Sherwood Boys College Fund Foundation, Inc. at PO Box 343, Le Roy, NY 14482.

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

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

phyllisminihan.jpgPhyllis Minihan, passed away May 25, 2021 in the peaceful surroundings of her home with family and beloved four legged companion, Bandit. She was born on January 31, 1930 in Alexander the daughter of Lyle and Etta Kidder Brown. She was predeceased by her husband Francis Minihan, brother Douglas Brown, and son David Kelsey.

Phyllis worked as a hairdresser, food service manager, and was a dedicated volunteer in the 1960’s and 70’s as she helped make the Alexander Firemen’s Recreation Hall catering a successful venture. After leaving the area in the mid 70’s to work in Hornell, NY and Scranton, PA  in the food service industry; she returned to Alexander to live in the “Kidder Homestead”. She loved her farmhouse making sure it stayed in the family for the 6th generation and lived her last hours at home.

She is survived by her Brother Charles (Kay) Brown of Alexander, son Thomas (Julie) of Attica, daughter in law Betsey Kelsey of Alexander, grandchildren Daniel, Brian, Stacey, Todd Kelsey and Molly Haungs. Eight great grandchildren. Step children Gemma Minihan of Tonawanda, Lisa (John) Aprea of Lake Placid, FL, and Joseph Minihan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and step grandchildren Hunter, Dalton, and Trevor Rarick and Shelby Nykiel. Nieces and nephews and many dedicated friends.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Celebration of her Life will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Holy Family Parish, 4316 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113. She will be laid to rest in Alexander Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Office of the Aging, 2 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to Alexander Fire Department, PO Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.  

LeRoy ~ D. Patricia Merrill, age 76, formerly of Myrtle Street, passed away Monday morning (May 24, 2021) at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw.

     She was born November 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of the late George and Doris Passage Cummings.

     Pat will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, who was dedicated to her family and her community through her career as a registered nurse for over 40 years.  She worked at the former Genesee County Nursing Home and Genesee Memorial Hospital for many years before moving on to work for the Genesee County Health Department.  She also assisted voters at various polling places in Batavia.  She was a NY Yankees fan and an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

     She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Barbara (Jeffrey) Gray of LeRoy and Jennifer (Abraham) Stevens of Batavia; granddaughter, Robyn Carbery (Cody Proefrock); brother, Richard Cummings of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Barbara (late Vincent) Ewell of FL and Lori Merrill (Charlotte Hammond) of Warsaw; beloved friends, Mark Rimmer of Rochester and Laurie Smith of Albion, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by her husband, David Merrill in 2004 and a daughter, Caryn Harloff in 2016.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, May 28 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy. (Face Masks are required)  Her Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 29 at 11:00 AM at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main St., Batavia.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to LeRoy Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 56, LeRoy, NY  14482.

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

Dorothy C. Miller, 91, of Byron, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport.

Dorothy was born November 28, 1929 in Byron, a daughter of the late Clyde and Norma (Cummings) Newcomb.

Dorothy graduated from South Byron High School and Rochester Business Institute.  She worked at Lapp Insulator, was a member of the North Bergen Presbyterian Church and volunteered at the Gilliam Grant Community Center and the former Genesee County and Batavia Nursing Homes.  Dorothy enjoyed music, writing poems and songs, reading, knitting and crocheting.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her son, David (Jean) Miller of Bergen; sister, Marjorie Bennett of Binghamton; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Miller, daughter, Nancy Warner and brothers, Robert Newcomb and Glenn Newcomb.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where funeral services will be held also on Friday at 12:00 p.m.  She will be laid to rest in North Byron Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to North Bergen Presbyterian Church, 7068 North Bergen Road, Bergen, NY 14416.  

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

Services for ZoElla will be held on Friday May 28 at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia.  Calling hours will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.and services to follow at 2:00 p.m. also on Friday.  Facial coverings will be required. 

Batavia - Marie  L.  Rosone, age 79,  of Batavia,  passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

She was born on Monday, October 13, 1941 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Julia A. Novick Rosone.

Marie enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles.  She will be remembered by her family as a loving, giving and selfless person who would help her family in anyway possible placing their needs before hers.

She is survived by her sisters; Alice M. Rice of Batavia and Nancy (Robert) Fazio of Elba; her brother-in-law, John Alcorn of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; nine loving nieces and nephews and fourteen great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is the sister of the late Peter A. Rosone, Catherine Alcorn and Stephen P. Rosone.

There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

Virginia Beach/Oakfield - Jason Paul Esten, 41 of Virginia Beach, VA and formerly of Oakfield, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, (May 18, 2021) at his home in Virginia Beach.

Jason was born April 19, 1980 in Batavia, the son of Carol Anne Esten of Oakfield.

Jason joined the United States Navy in December of 2000 and served honorably until April of 2021. He was so proud of his years of service and even prouder when he earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He coached his daughter Brianna, in many sports as she was growing up.

Jason had a love for the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills, and fishing and hunting; but his greatest love was for his daughters, Brianna Jace and Brooklyn Autumn, both of North Carolina.

Besides his mother and daughters, he is survived by the mother of his children, Miranda (Moulton) Esten of North Carolina; his grandmother, Harriet L. Esten; uncles, Ralph, Doug, and Roger (Lisa) Esten; an aunt, Margie Newton; a very special cousin he thought of as a brother, Ralph (Michelle) Esten, Jr; and his father-in-law, Greg Moulton of Brunswick, ME. Also survived by his close friends, Shawn and Alicia Palmer and their two sons.

Jason had a wonderful gift of embracing all that he meant and he had the greatest gift of telling stories and making you laugh. He had a special bond with all his cousins, Michelle (David) Purcell, Danielle Esten, Melissa Esten, Amanda (Jack) Hanson, Stephanie Esten, Krissy (Jeff) Maxwell, Andrew Esten, Kyle Esten, Erica Esten, and LaRissa Miller.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roger Esten, Sr., an aunt, Laurie Esten, and an uncle, Mark Newton.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, (May 25, 2021)  from 3 to 8 pm at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, in Oakfield.  Jason's Funeral Service will be on Wednesday at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial in Western New York National Cemetery, will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or to a veteran's charity of your choice. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Fair winds and following seas to AMC Jason Paul Esten. We will forever miss you.

gerrard_wendy_-_photo.jpgWendy E. Gerrard, 73 of Batavia, was welcomed into the gates of heaven on May 20, 2021 after a courageous two year battle with leukemia.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 53 years, James Gerrard.  Daughter Tammy Gillard (Roy Watson Sr). Grandchildren, Brenden and Victoria Gillard all of Batavia.  She is also survived by her sister, Mary Kay (Frank) Schwerthoffer of Fort Mill, SC. Sister in law, Kathy Warren of Batavia. Brother in law, John Paul (Donna) Gerrard of Byron.  Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Agnes Warren, in laws, John and Irene Gerrard. Brother Elvin E “Gene” Warren Jr. Sister in law, Ginger (William) Stevens.

Wendy created many memories of summers at Silver Lake with her husband and daughter.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life, always supporting their endeavors.  In her later years of life she enjoyed corvette and golf cart rides with her husband.  She devoted much of her time studying God’s word and teaching Tuesday morning ladies Bible study.  Her motto from the beginning of her battle was “my momma didn’t raise no quitter.”  She stuck to her motto till the very end.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5 to 7 PM at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia, NY. A 7:00 PM memorial service will immediately follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice 29 Liberty St, 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.

 

 

emmajeangrant.jpgEmma Jean Grant, 86 of Alexander, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 20, 2021. She was born in Alexander, on March 24, 1935 to the late Howard and Edna (Johnson) Grant. She is preceded in death by a sister Virginia I. Meier.

Ms. Grant was a 1952 graduate of Alexander Central School. She worked as personal secretary to Mrs. E.N. Rowell, in December of 52’ she started at Genesee County Department of Social Services and was there for 20 years. Emma Jean transferred to Genesee County Health Department for 24 years and then retired in 1997 after 44 years with Genesee County.

She was a member of Alexander United Methodist Church, Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club, Alexander Happy Agers, Alexander Republican Committee, Alexander Town Board, and Alexander Village Board. She also dedicated a lot of her time to Genesee County Board of Elections, Town of Alexander Election Inspector and as a Census Taker for the Census Bureau.

She is survived by nephews, David (Cindy) Meier of Corfu, Douglas (Cathy Bishop) Meier of Alexander, John (Cherish) Meier of Alexander, niece Linda (John) Hume of Batavia, great-nephews Adam and Jacob Meier both of Alexander, great-nieces Lauren and Nicole Hume both of Batavia, brother-in-law Frank A. Meier Jr. of Alexander and cousin Jenell Carnes of Mumford.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 1 to 3 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 3:00 PM Celebration of Life will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest in Mumford Rural Cemetery.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required at the Funeral Home, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005 or to Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.

rodgers_william_-_photo.jpgWilliam J. Rodgers, 80 of Akron, passed away peacefully Thursday (May 20, 2021) at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice.

He was born April 20, 1941 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late William and Catherine Schumacher Rodgers.

William was employed by the Town of Newstead Highway Dept. prior to his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and was an outdoorsman.

Survivors include his sons, James (Chrys) Rodgers of North Carolina and Michael (Janet) Rodgers of Akron. Daughters, Kelly (Greg) Stahl of Pennsylvania and Melissa Rodgers of Amherst. Sisters, Ann Chalmers of Akron and Kathy Shepard of LeRoy. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and his dogs, Shorty and Sparky.

He was predeceased by wife, Nancy Bane Rodgers and his brother, Richard Rodgers.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (May 23rd) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY, where funeral services will be Monday at 11:00am.

He will be laid to rest in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

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