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Batavia - Judith L.  Thrasher, age 78, of Batavia passed away at her home.

Judy was born Wednesday, December 2, 1942 in Batavia, a daughter of the late James Francis Thrasher and Marion J. Kershner Thrasher.

A graduate of Notre Dame High School, she furthered her education at the former Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) where she earned her bachelor's degree. Judy received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston College and served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador from 1966-1968. She worked at the probation department in Genesee County and spent many years as a Spanish speaking corrections officer for Wyoming County Correctional Facility, Livingston County Correctional Facility and Albion Correctional Facility. A longtime member of St. Mary's Church, Judy was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.

Surviving are her sister, Suellen (Michael) Graney of Webster; brothers-in-law; James P. Murphy of Jamestown and Dr. Joseph Zambon of Buffalo; along with loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and several dear friends.

Judy is predeceased by her sisters; Maureen Zambon and Roberta Murphy.

There are no prior visiting hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for her family. She will be entombed in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or St. Joseph's Regional School, 2 Summit Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Judy have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

butterfly.jpgCandice Baetzold, 62 of Attica, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. She was born April 29, 1958 in Buffalo to Marianne (Hegadus) Waldo and the late Robert Conboy.

Candice worked at ARC in Batavia as a Care Taker and absolutely loved her job. She enjoyed sewing and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Candice loved taking care of her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband Robert Baetzold of Attica, children Carianne Marie (Timothy) Pionessa of Warsaw, Ryan Baetzold of Attica, siblings Robert (Tina), Colleen and Dean, grandchildren Adelyn, Finn and Brandon Pionessa, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

Alabama - Kenneth W. Fuller, 96 of Alabama passed away on Sunday, (January 31, 2021) at the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion.

Mr. Fuller was born December 23, 1924 in Shelby, a son of the late Raymond and Melvina Fuller.

He was a past member of the Alabama Fire Department and worked for many years with Seamans' Hardware in East Pembroke.

Kenneth is the husband of the late Marion Fuller; and brother of the late Helen (late Kermit) Weber, Avis (late Kirby) Brown, and Leora (late Ralph) Scroger.

He is survived by his son, Roger (Audrey) Fuller of Rochester; grandsons, Jeffrey (Betsy) Fuller and Brian (Meg) Fuller; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Heather, Jacob, and Chase; great-great-granddaughter, Kleo Fuller; step-brother, Gordon (Sherry) Fuller of California. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, (February 5, 2021) from 4:00 pm  to 6:00 pm  at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield.  Kenneth's funeral service will be held privately for the family.  Burial will be in the spring in Alabama Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alabama Fire Department, PO Box 798, Basom, New York 14013.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% capacity during the course of visitation. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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

Carlyle Bump, 73, of Corfu, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at his home.

Carlyle was born March 1, 1947 in Albion, a son of the late Alton and Norma (Wheaton) Bump.

A veteran, Carlyle served with the United States Army.  He loved horseshoes and golfing and was a gas well tender for USG Gasfields in Oakfield.  

Surviving are his wife, Linda L. Bump of Corfu; children, Timothy K. Bump of Batavia, Jodi L. Williams of LeRoy and Kimberly S. (Michael, Sr.) Dorobiala of Denton, TX; sisters, Charlotte (Roger) Salmone of Warsaw and Emily (David) Gill of Dansville; six grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by brothers, Edward Bump, Charles Bump and Bob Wheaton and a sister, Flora Ewell.

There will be no prior calling hours or funeral service.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the City Church Food Pantry, 210 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

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


Myron Albert Seward, 92, of Basom, NY passed away peacefully at Premier Genesee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Batavia, NY on January 31, 2021. He was born April 22, 1928 to the late Wellington and Edith Seward in Bergen, NY.

Myron was proud to be a lifelong farmer. As a young man he worked at the family’s dairy and crop farm as well as their milk hauling business in Bergen. In 1951 he married the love of his life, Ethelyn Sumeriski. They moved to their own farm in Basom, NY where they lived, farmed and raised a family together for the next 55 years. Myron was predeceased by Ethelyn in 2006. 

Myron loved farming and his family. He loved people, and enjoyed reminiscing about farm life,   times gone by and the way things used to be done! He could, and would, talk with anyone he met, always regaling them with a farming or milk hauling story. His family and friends will be able to retell some of his favorite stories for years to come! Myron was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Myron is survived by his children; daughter Brenda Seward of Basom, son George Seward and his wife Cricket Johnson- Seward of Basom, grandsons- Elias (Catherine) Seward of Oakfield and Noah (Niki) Seward of Attica, greatgrandchildren- Tyler, Sydney, Cade and Paxton. Myron was predeceased by his younger brothers, Norman and Gordon. Also surviving are his brother Elton (Jean), and sister-in-laws Marion and Delores, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Myron’s name to: St Paul Lutheran Church 31 Washington Ave Batavia, NY 14020 or Stone Church Presbyterian Church 7549 South Lake Rd Bergen, NY 14416.

Arrangements were entrusted to C B Beach & Son Mortuary Inc. 4-6 East Main Street Corfu, NY 14036. A limited family and close friends funeral service will be held at St Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 11 AM with a brief viewing prior to the service at 10AM. COVID guidelines –face coverings and social distancing will be required for attendance. The service will be available via Zoom from the church. For Zoom information, please contact St Paul’s Lutheran Church, during business hours, at 585 343 0488. Myron will be laid to rest beside Ethelyn in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery Corfu, NY. A celebration of Myron’s life is being planned for the summer of 2021, at the farm he and Ethelyn loved so much, on Gorton Rd in Basom. Hopefully all of Myron’s extended family and friends will join us to remember and share stories of Myron’s remarkable life at that time!

barrett.jpg  William M. Barrett Jr. age 76 of Pavilion, NY passed away on Sunday January 31, 2021 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Batavia, NY on June 20, 1944, a son to the late William M. and Althea (Brydges) Barrett.  Along with his parents he is preceded in death by brothers: Richard and Roger Barrett.

William was a graduate of Pavilion High School.  Bill worked for the former Eaton Yale and Towne in Batavia, NY as a cost accountant, was a bus driver for Pavilion High School and later became a Correctional Officer at Groveland Correctional until the age of 62.  He was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church where he sang in the church choir and a member of the International Camping Club. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing softball, camping, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife: Judy A. (Satter) Barrett whom he married on August 31, 1963, daughter: Debbie (Kevin) Slough of Grand Island, NY, son: Duane Barrett of Pavilion, NY,1 grandson: Ian Brunskill along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 11:00am-12:00pm on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Alexander United Methodist Church 10540 Main St. in Alexander, NY 14005. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00pm. Bill will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia, NY.
New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alexander United Methodist Church 10540 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester and Finger Lakes Region 435 East Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620. 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.

Caledonia ~ Passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at age 84.  He was born Feb. 2, 1936 in Caledonia, a son of the late Andrew and Blanche Leathersich Keenan.

     John will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend, who was dedicated to his family and his community.  He was a proud US Army veteran, ran his own electrical contracting business, along with many other jobs and served on many town, village and church boards.

     He will be sadly missed by his children; Joan (Charles) Robinson, Michael Keenan (Terri Lambert) and Daniel (Barbara) Keenan; grandchildren, Chad Robinson, Kailee (Travis) Salamone, Kasey (Seth) Mitchum, Kevin (Janey) Keenan and Emma Keenan; great-grandchildren, Aizlyn, Jozlyn, Zaydalynn, Madelynn, Kayleigh and Abbygale; siblings, Robert Keenan of FL, Mary Sickles, Marilyn (C. Richard) Fisher and Melville (Martha) Keenan, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Callan Keenan and his siblings, Margaret Steiner, James Keenan, Marion Wood, William Keenan and Marjorie Gray.

     Due to COVID restrictions, a private funeral mass will be held at St. Columba Church on Saturday, Feb. 6., however friends are invited to join the family at St. Columba Cemetery at 11:00 AM for committal prayers and military honors.  A Celebration of John’s Life will immediately follow at Jones Hall.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Caledonia Library, 3108 Main Street Caledonia or the Big Springs Museum, Main St., Caledonia.

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

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

Attica ~ Alan R. Hoyt, age 68, of Sokol Drive, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

     He was born June 25, 1952 in Batavia, a son of the late Ward and Dorothy Grant Hoyt.

     Alan was a graduate of LeRoy High School, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy and a former member of the First Baptist Church in LeRoy.  Alan will be remembered for his love of collecting political memorabilia.

     He is survived by his brother, Donald I. Hoyt of Seneca Falls, N.Y., along with many cousins and friends.

     Services and interment in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy, N.Y. will be at the convenience of the family.

     Contributions in memory of Alan are suggested to either the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy or the First Baptist Church in LeRoy.

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

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

Adam Douglas Monroe was born to Douglas F. and Patricia Berryman Monroe in Batavia.

He attended Alexander Central School and didn't graduate because of health issues.

Adam was a happy, cheerful soul that always had a smile on his face. He was a charter member of the reorganized Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post No. 332 and an organizing charter member of the Niagara Frontier Charter The Society of the Second War with Great Britain in the State of New York-The General Society of the War of 1812.

He is survived by his siblings; Gary F. Monroe of White Plains, Anne K.M. Allen of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Elijah B.A. Monroe of Attica who is a school bus driver for C+F Transportation and Andrew G. Monroe of Adolphus, Kentucky; three aunts; Jean S. Monroe, JoAnn Monroe and Mrs. Larry Casper all of Batavia and many cousins and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, Douglas W. Monroe of Houston, Texas.

There are no prior calling hours. He will be laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery, Darien. Public funeral services will be announced for a later date. Please consider memorials in Adam's name to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 North Bailey Ave #217, Amherst, New York 14226. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Adam's name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

terryrkilian.jpgTerry R. Kilian, 68 of Lima, passed away at home after a short illness. Terry was born October 3, 1952 in Batavia. He is preceded in death by his father Ralph Kilian and niece Randall "Randi" Miller.

Terry loved music, jigsaw puzzles and people, everyone was his friend. Growing up he had chores and worked on the family farm. He was not however a fan of picking up rocks or chickens.

He is lovingly remembered by his mother Arlene M. Kilian, sister Cindy Fish, brother Jeff Kilian, sister Nancy (Doug) Miller, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A private burial will be held at a later date for the immediate family.

Memorials can be made in Terry's name to Special Olympics of Genesee Region, www.specialolympics-ny.org, 1 Grove St, suite 216, Pittsford, NY 14534 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org. 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.

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