Local Matters

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

evelyngorny.jpgIt is with deep sadness that we share with family and friends the passing of our dearest mother Evelyn (Carpenter) Gorny. Mom was lifted into Heaven by Angels on January 29, 2021 at the age of 89 at East Side Nursing Facility where she had been a resident for several years.

Mom was born on April 7, 1931 in Attica; a daughter of the late Everett and Julia (Barney) Carpenter.

She was the beloved wife of Arthur Gorny Sr., her one and only love (her Honey) who passed away on August 2, 1994. She was also predeceased by her sons Arthur Gorny Jr.; Steven Gorny and her brothers; Everett Carpenter and James Dunn; also a special granddaughter Sassy.

Surviving is her sister Catherine Kubala; her children, Paul (Marcia) Gorny, Gale (Ron) Walters, Teresa (Mark) Smith, Linda Feeley, Richard (Sharon) Gorny, Mark Gorny, Philip (Tina) Gorny, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She loved her children and only wished the best for each of them.

Mom was an amazing cook. Anything from cookies to a pot roast was mouthwatering. As a mother of 9 children anything that could be canned or processed certainly was. Her embroidery skills were amazing; from table linens to pillow cases. She enjoyed playing Bingo with the residents at East Side Nursing Home and was overjoyed when a prize was won. The activities employees are truly caring and kind. Mom could listen to “Elvis” for hours. Her favorite song was “Love Me Tender”. “Oh” he’s so handsome were words often spoken by mom. She so loved all flowers and vary much appreciated the many bouquets that she received during her time at East Side. Mom anxiously awaited the arrival of the Humming Birds each spring and admired their beauty. One luxury she gave herself was to visit her hairstylist weekly.

What do you say to a mother who is largely responsible for who you are as a person? We say thank you Dear Mother. Thank you for being our support when it was needed. Thank you for teaching us good moral values. Thank you for allowing us to know you as the kind hearted person that you are. We are so grateful to have had you as our mother and cherish the times we had together. So please Guardian Angels, take our thank you’s and gently deliver them to our Dearest Mother and may she always know how deeply she loved and how very much she will be missed.

As I was leaving the Nursing Facility not knowing that it will be my final visit with my mother a very caring individual spoke these caring words to me. “There are no wasted tears if they are tears for your mother.” I lovingly agree. Thank you Mel.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. She will be laid to rest in Varysburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to East Side Nursing Home Activities Department, 62 Prospect Street, Warsaw, NY 14569 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023. 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, NY 14011.

Batavia - LaVerne  C.  Cooley, Jr., age 92,  of Batavia,  passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Mr. Cooley was born Saturday, March 10, 1928 in Batavia, a son of the late LaVerne C. Cooley Sr. and Florence E. Butler Cooley. He is also predeceased by his step-mother, Mayme Tober Cooley, his brother, Duane S. Cooley and a dear friend, Ruth E. Gear.

LaVerne worked at the Batavia Times Publishing Co., Inc. as a printer and was a graduate of Batavia High School. He furthered his education at the Fredonia School of Music, was an accomplished organist and served many area churches.  A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia he served as the church organist for 42 years. Prior to St. Paul's, he was the organist for the First Presbyterian Church of Attica and the Church of Christ in Attica. He was a lifelong member of the American Guild of Organists in Buffalo.  He enjoyed small scale model trains and the vacations he took through the Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon by train.

Surviving are two nieces Diane Cooley Sharp and Joanne Cooley Goodwin, both of Virginia, along with other nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 12th, 2021  from 10:00 am  to 11:00 am  at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia where LaVerne 's Funeral Service will follow visitation immediately at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Church capacity will be limited to 50% - Face coverings and social distancing will be required for attendance. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Oakfield - Suzanne B. Dickens, 71 of Oakfield,  passed away peacefully on Thursday, (February 4, 2021) at her son's home in Rochester following a brief illness.

Mrs. Dickens was born, February 7, 1949 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Richard and Shirley (Sumeriski) Manning.

Suzanne is the wife of C. Curtis Dickens who passed away in 2006 and half-sister of the late Ann Johnson.

She is survived by her sons, Christopher Dickens of Rochester, and Dan (Kate) Dickens of Batavia; sisters, Linda (Joseph) Higley of Alexander, and Terry (Kevin) Weber of East Bethany. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in St. Cecelia's Cemetery in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakfield Betterment Committee, PO Box 2, Oakfield, New York 14125.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

eileenmyrtlegilbert.jpgMyrtle “Mert” Gilbert, 97 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Villages of Orleans in Albion. She was born April 29, 1923 to the late Alfred C. (Margaret Kinsella) Baker. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl E. Gilbert whom she married November 8, 1941 and he passed away January 3, 1993. Also preceded in death by daughters Patricia H. (Andrew) Zigrossi, Anne M. Moore, grandchildren Lisa M. Moore, Patrick D. Moore, Daniel R. Gilbert, siblings Mary Dusel, Margaret Ellingham Carroll, David Baker.

Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Holly Name of Mary RC Church in East Pembroke for over 70 years, Holy Name Society, Bereavement Committee and received the St. Joseph’s Medal of Honor Award. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and baking.

She is survived by her son Ronald (Wanda) Gilbert, son-in-law Leon Moore, grandchildren Dawn (Kevin) Fisher, Denise (Darrin) Bull, Mary Anne (Lisa Carter) Moore, Leanne (Kris) Lickfeld, Christopher (Stephanie) Zigrossi, Todd (Carrie) Zigrossi, Susan Gilbert, great-grandchildren Erika (Jason) Ranlett, Colleen M. Fisher, Jessica (Dale) Brumsted, Matthew and Jenna Gilbert, Sara, Julia and Emily Zigrossi, great-great-grandchildren Isabella George, Penelope and Natalie Ranlett, Hunter and Amelia Brumsted, Abraven Chamberlain, along with many nieces and nephews.

There are no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave, Oakfield, NY 14125. 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.

LeRoy ~ Margaret A. Dillon, age 80, of Myrtle Street, passed away early Saturday morning (February 6, 2021) in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born December 1, 1940 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Johns Hawker.

     Margaret was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend, who cherished time spent with her family.  She always looked forward to family reunions where she could catch up with her brothers and sisters.  Margaret was a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and reading.

     She will be sadly missed by her children; Vickie (David) Maskell of Missouri, Sue (Kevin) Pike of Batavia, Hugh (Leanne) Dillon of Leicester, Larry Dillon of Perry, Dianna Dillon (Wade Godlove), Betty Dillon (Dennis Draper) and Brenda Dillon, all of LeRoy; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jean (Duane) Watson of IN, Patricia Burkhead of MI, Joyce (Bob) Gerber of MI, Don (Phyllis) McHugh of IN and Howard (Loretta) Yoder of IN; best friend, DonnaLee Dries; feline companion, Buttons; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

     She was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor (David) Scott and the father of her children, Harold “Buster” Dillon.

     The family would like to recognize and thank her two special care providers, Joeylyn and Chad, for the loving and devoted care they provided to their grandmother.

     There will be no prior visitation or services at this time.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, N.Y. 14020

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Margaret’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

paullaudico.jpgPaul Laudico Sr., 63, passed away unexpectedly on February 3rd, 2021. He was born October 27th, 1957 to the late Charles (Karen) and Rita Laudico. 

Paul was known and loved by so many. He was a well-respected and hardworking union carpenter in Buffalo until his retirement. He loved nature and animals, especially his dogs. He made the best breakfasts and sauce and loved to have family meals. He told the best stories and made everyone around him laugh, even when you were mad at him. His family was his world. He will be deeply missed. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Holley, his four children Sarah (Cody) Millspaugh, Paul Jr., Dan (Chelsie), Alyssa (Maxwell) Torrey, his four grandchildren, Carmella, Karter, Kerigan, Evelyn, his siblings Roberta Mustachia, Charlie (Michelle), Tom (Shelley), Steve (Sharon), and Becky (TJ) Hopkins, along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 11th from 5-8 pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. The funeral home will be operating at 33%  of its capacity during visitation due to COViD 19 restrictions. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jordyn Torrey Augello Foundation, 27 Main Street, Elba, NY 14058 or 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, New York 14020.

delllouisgriffith.jpg Dell L. Griffith, 87 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Premier Genesee. He was born August 20, 1933 in Franklinville, NY to the late Harry (Eleanor Smith) Griffith. He is preceded in death by his wife Lillian (Gibson) Griffith and a sister Carol Fite.

Dell was the oldest and only son of six children.  He left high school in the 10th grade and eventually enlisted in the Air Force where he served during the Korea conflict. He was stationed throughout the United States, including Colorado, and also in the French Morocco. At this time he received his high school diploma.  After his Air Force service, he eventually made his way to Kodak and became a supervisor. He took his first wife and three daughters to live in Fort Collins, Colorado where his last daughter was born. Dell was eventually transferred back to Rochester and lived life as a single man until he met his beloved wife, Lillian. Shortly after their marriage in 1981, they moved to Loveland, Colorado. Dell retired from Kodak in 1990 and enrolled in journalism and art classes. He worked part-time at Walmart to help pay to keep his 1979 Chevy Blazer running, buy painting supplies and pay for the care of horses he would have over the years. He retired from Walmart in 2012. Dell and Lillian enjoyed traveling throughout the western states and lived happily until Lilian passed away unexpectedly in 2013. Dell decided to move back to NYS in 2015, but his heart and mind were always in Colorado. Before Dell died, he was able to meet his first great-grandson that was born this past October.

Dell was known for his love of life, sense of humor, his camera at his side, willing to go anywhere at any time, his love of Lillian, his daughters and grandchildren (natural, step and “adopted”). His passions were his 1979 Chevy Blazer, painting, photographing wild horses in the Rocky Mountains and cheering on the Denver Broncos!

Dell is survived his children, Betsy Griffith of Le Roy, Lisa Griffith of Batavia, Kelly Zintel of Le Roy, Kris (Ted) Tsoukalos of Batavia, step-children, Linda (Bob) Hendricks of Lancaster, Ronald (Ruby) Downs of Alexander, Terry (Ann) Downs of Florida, sisters, Irene (Bob) Fite of Byron, Donna Kruppa of Penfield, Janice (Ron) Browne of Washington, Dorothy (Neil) Poff of Arkansas, 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 6 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Dell is also survived by “adopted” Colorado grandchildren, Adrienne Godwin & Jennifer Benson and Jesse Jankowski & Lindsey Jankowski.  He is also survived by his grandcat buddy, Andy.  He was predeceased by his best friend, George Miles.

There are no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Cloud Foundation www.thecloudfoundation.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, New York 14020.

Muriel "Mickie" Eleanor Haymon, of Bergen, NY, returned to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 28th, while in the care of those at Strong Memorial Hospital.  Mickie was born on June 8, 1933 in Mont Clair, New Jersey.

     Mickie was predeceased by her parents, William and Muriel Lightholder and her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Robert Thomas.

     She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Henry "Hank" Haymon and their four sons, Dave (Bonnie) Haymon of Brockport, Mike (Cindy) Haymon of Churchville, Dan (Susan) Haymon of Virginia Beach and Mark (Cyndi) Haymon of Bergen.  She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Edie and Ron MacGregor.  Mickie deeply loved her 8 grandchildren and her 19 great-grandchildren.

     Earlier in her life, Mickie worked for the Byron-Bergen High School in the cafeteria.  She was a dedicated member of the Stone Church Congregation for most of her life, where she served as Deacon, Elder and Head of the Prayer Chain until her passing.  She was awarded Peacemaker of the Year in 1994.  Mickie was a kind and loving person and those closest to her will miss her caring and joyful personality.

     A Celebration of Mickie's Life will held in the Summer of 2021 at a time and date to be announced.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stone Church in memory of Mickie.

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

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

butterflydragonfly.jpgElizabeth A. “Betty” Moore, 72 of Batavia, passed away on February 2, 2021. She was born on May 23, 1948 in Batavia to the late Frank Moore and Marilyn (Edgerton) Moore Beechler. She is preceded in death by sister Susan Dilcher.

Betty was a Professional Registered Nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was a Deacon and longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Batavia. Betty was an avid sports car enthusiast and past member of Sports Car Club of America. She was an avid Buffalo Bills and New York Mets fan.

Betty is survived by her daughter Anissa Kline of Batavia; sister Diane (Jack) Flanigan of Oakfield, nephew Randal (Christine) Warner of Oakfield; great-nieces and nephews, Dawson, Kendal and Lakynn.  

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information, please call 585-343-8260, or to leave 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.

satterlee.jpg  Terry Lee Satterlee, age 74, of Silver Springs, NY passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday February 2, 2021 surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Warsaw, NY on January 8, 1947 a son to the late Dean B. and Mary E. (McQueen) Satterlee.
Terry was a 1965 graduate of Letchworth Central High School and received his associate’s degree from Erie Community College.

He was drafted by the US Army after college and served honorably from 1968-1969 in Vietman. He achieved the rank of Staff Sargeant in the Mechanized Infintry. Terry was a product engineer for Fisher Price Toys in East Aurora for 38 years retiring in 2008. After retirement he worked for Southview Farms in Castile and was a wingman on the snowplow for the Town of Gainesville. He was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs) where he was active in many committees, a 50 years member of the Silver Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Bates Courtney Post #0105 of the American Legion in Silver Springs, Perry VFW Post #509 and Warsaw Memorial Vets Club Post #4823, He was involved in the Letchworth Central School Board, Village Board and Zoning Board for Silver Springs. I Terry’s spare time he enjoyed going out for coffee daily with friends and never missed his daily visit with his sister Sally. He was an avid fan of tractor pulling and keeping tabs on all of his family and local farming happenings. He enjoyed watching old westrn shows, listening to classic and older country music. He loved to sing and dance. His passion was spending time with loved ones and spoiling his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Judy A. (Mattingly) Satterlee whom he married on May 23, 1970, 2 daughters: Jennifer (Jeremy) Schroeder of Silver Springs, Jessica (Geir) Gudmundsen of Cranford, NJ, son: Steven (Jessica) Satterlee of Silver Springs, Sister: Sally Meegan of Silver Springs, 9 grandchildren: Ethan, Hayden and Logan Schroeder, Jakob and Nickolas Price, Madison and Maeson Satterlee, Magnus and Finn Gudmundsen, along with many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a sister: Judy Ridder who passed away in 2008.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Terry will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Care and Hospice, Silver Springs Fire Department or to Silver Springs Rescue. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, N.Y. 14530.

Pages

Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 

Copyright © 2008-2020 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button