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Thomas L. Stokes, age 66, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 5, 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 2, 2020, while a resident at Corning Center for Rehabilitation in Corning, NY.

Mr. Stokes was born on July 28, 1954, in Batavia, son of Donald and Francis Stokes.

A graduate of Batavia High School, Tom worked for Genesee Lumber, was a "Million Dollar Salesman" at Armor Building Supply and last worked at Route 98 Windows and Doors after accumulating over 30 years experience in the window and door industry. Tom was a devoted Yankee fan, a Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan, and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was a statistician for the Batavia Little League NYS Championship Team of 1982. Tom also loved to travel, watch old movies and listen to music. He was an avid bird watcher and cat lover, and is predeceased by his favorite kitties, Munson, Ebony and Shadow.

Tom is predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline E. Miller who passed away on September 16, 1995

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Francis Stokes of the NYS Veteran's Home in Batavia, NY; sister Terry E. Stokes of Brockport, NY; brother Ted(Barb) Stokes of Holland, Michigan; brother in-law Lloyd Miller of Stafford, NY; former wife and friend, Debbie Harding Stokes of Alexander, NY; cousin Keith(Karen) Grinnell, of Batavia, NY, who were very helpful during Tom's last year of life; and several aunts, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Tom was also a father and grandfather.

Plans for a Celebration of Life will be scheduled sometime in the spring . Burial and a graveside service will be held at the family's convenience.

Memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020.

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

Arrangements for Tom were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020, (585) 343-8868.

agneswarren.jpgAgnes Warren, 102 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. She was born in Batavia on January 12, 1918 to the late Frank (Mary Montroy) Banglesdorf. She is preceded in death by her husband Elvin Warren, son Elvin E. “Gene” Warren Jr., and her sister.

Mrs. Warren was a faithful member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish for 70 plus years. She enjoyed gardening and camping with her husband. Mrs. Warren loved her family especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Scott and Kathy for the amazing and loving care they showed her.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Kay (Frank) Schwerthoffer of Fort Mill, SC; Wendy (James) Gerrard of Batavia; daughter-in-law Kathy Warren of Batavia; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, godchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a 10:00 AM, Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke, NY 14056. She will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, Pembroke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to Glenn S. Loomis Post 332, American Legion, 8960 Alexander Road, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

Batavia - Jason Christopher Hale, 49, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (October 26, 2020) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Hale was born December 7, 1970 in Batavia, a son of Richard and Sheila (Pribison) Hale of Corfu.

He enjoyed fishing and playing the latest video games. He followed all forms of motorsports on TV: NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR, and motocross motorcycle racing; on occasion attending races at area tracks. He was a diehard fan of the NFL Raiders football team, win or lose.

Surviving along with his parents are his son, Trevor Pahl of Batavia; sister, Jacqueline R. (Douglas) Ferris of Le Roy; a nephew, Jacob Ferris; paternal grandmother, Norma Hale of Batavia.  Two aunts and an uncle also survive.

Preceded in death by an uncle, Daniel Foster Hale; and his paternal grandfather, LaVerne S. Hale.

There will be no visitation.  Family and friends are invited to attend Jason's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday (October 30, 2020) at 1:00 PM in St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street in Batavia.  Burial will be held privately in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center, 262 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing and face coverings will be required at the church.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.  

Arrangements for Jason were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Shirley A. Dimick, age 82, of Mill Street, passed away early Tuesday morning (Oct. 27, 2020) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     She was born August 5, 1938 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Josephine Baglio Maida.

     Shirley will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend.  She was a caring and dedicated care provider for her husband of 55 years, William.  She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking for her family and friends.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, Barbara (John) Joy of LeRoy, John (Lorraine Puleo) Dimick of LeRoy and Steve (Sami Rapone) Dimick of LeRoy; grandchildren, Katherine "Katie" (Matt Morley) Joy, Michael (Haley) Joy and Jonathan Dimick; great-grandchild, MacKenzie Morley; sister, Dorothy Halligan; sisters-in-law, Diane Dimick, Lois Dimick and Sylvia Dimick, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by her husband, William "Bill" Dimick in 2015 and brothers-in-law, Jerry Halligan, Richard Dimick, Clayton Dimick and Rodney Dimick.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Rite of Christian Burial on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. (Face masks and social distancing required).  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either LeRoy Ambulance Service or LeRoy Village Green Sunshine Fund.

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

     Mrs. Dimick and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-786-2400

butterfly.jpgDeborah S. Hazzard, 50 of Perry, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 24, 2020 at Koscielniak Home in Perry. She was born November 26, 1969 in Flushing, NY to John (Ruth) Hazzard of Rochester.

Deb loved music, being outdoors and good food. She received her educational certificate from the NYS School for the Blind. The family would like to thank the “family” of residents and staff at the Koscielniak Home for all of the love they shared.

She is survived by her parents, sister Mara (Chris Wallingford) Hazzard-Wallingford of West Henrietta and niece Emma Wallingford.

There will be no prior calling hours and funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The ARC of Livingston-Wyoming, 18 Main St., Mt. Morris, NY 14510. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

flowersunset.jpgMary E. “Betty” Tiernan, 96 of Perry, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 25, 2020 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. She was born October 29, 1923 in Leicester to the late James (Matilda Barkley) Pendergast. She is preceded in death by two husbands Robert Tiernan and Dean Barrows, her daughter Diane Barrows and all of her siblings.

Mrs. Tiernan worked for many years at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

She is survived by her son Randall D. Barrows of Perry; grandchildren Mary (Chris) Foley of Attica; James Barrows of Perry; 7 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces of nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and funeral services will be private. She will be laid to in Leicester Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Side Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 62 Prospect Street, Warsaw, New York 14569. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

stream-female.jpgNancy J. Dembowski, 73 of Varysburg, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2020. She was born May 30, 1947 in Batavia to the late Lester T. (Betty J. Hart) Andrews. She is preceded in death by her husband Bernard Dembowski II.

Nancy worked for many years at Wyoming County Community Hospital. She was an extremely kind, sweet woman. Her door was always open for a meal or to help someone in need.

She is survived by her step-son Bernard Dembowski III; brothers Terry (Janet) Andrews, Kevin (MaryLou) Andrews; brothers and sisters-in-law Darryl (Gloria) Dembowski, Diane (Bhagwanji) Gosai, Terry Lee (Brenda) Dim; nieces and nephews Michael (Kirsten) Andrews, Thomas, Allison Andrews, a heartfelt thank you to her best friend “sister” Betsy (Carl) Flint; beloved dog Roxy; close friends Dan (Julie) Buchholz, Celeste Bzduch.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made 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, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, New York 14011.

LeRoy ~ Arthur P. Leo, age 88, of Warsaw Road, passed away Saturday evening (October 24, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the presence of his loving family.

     He was born August 19, 1932 in Rochester, a son of the late Alfred and Cora Sager Leo.

     He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, as well as a retiree of Rochester City Forestry/Parks and Recreation.

     He was a “ Staple” at LeRoy Tops Super Market and surrounding coffee shops!

     He is survived by his wife of 50 yrs, Dorothy Leo; daughters, Debi Trommer (Dave), Kim Gifaldi (John), Kim Mooney (Tom), Gigi Mattice (Butch), Dawn Myers (David) and son, Brian Leo (Nicole); 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Alfred James Leo III and his sister, Joan Root.

     Services and interment in Grove Place Cemetery are private.

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

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

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Brenda Lantz, (Bartholomew), 57 of Gainesville passed away after a long battle with cancer on Thursday October 22, 2020. Brenda was born November 21, 1963 in Batavia, NY on November 21, 1963, to the late Frank and Josephine Bartholomew.

Brenda is survived by her daughter; Jennifer Beedham, brothers; Dennis Bartholomew and Frank Bartholomew Jr., and sister, Gloria Hair.  Several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday October 27, 2020 at Alta Vista Cemetery, Dr. Bill Coates officiating. The family will receive from 11-12 p.m. at Little & Davenport Funeral Home. Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Brenda Lantz, please click here.

eick_ruth_-_photo1.jpgRuth Irene Eick, 94, of Corfu died Saturday morning, October 24, 2020 at Gateway Home of Attica. Ruth passed away in the presence of her family.  We cannot express enough gratitude to the staff of Gateway Home for their love and commitment to our family these past few weeks.

Born July 4, 1926 in Alabama, NY, Ruth was the daughter of LaVern and Edith (Brege) Gray. Ruth lived most of life in Alabama, NY. She was known for serving her community and neighbors with friendship, baked goods, and most importantly, love. For many years, Ruth enjoyed helping her husband, Bob with their business, Eick’s Bicycle Barn. She was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia, NY.

Above all, Ruth’s greatest joy was caring for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She modeled the true meaning of patience, kindness, love, and motherhood.

Ruth is survived by daughters, Elaine (David) Wheatley of Delhi,  Diane Phelps of Corfu, and son-in-law Paul Schafer of Tallahassee, FL;  10 grandchildren, Summer (Dan) Forness, Grayden (Brittany) Schafer, Juliane (Paul) Hillis, Christina (David) Rheam, Peter (Kristin) Wheatley,  John (Amber) Wheatley, Joanna (Nathan) Hatch, Kyle (Lindsay) Phelps, Carrie Phelps, Lindsey (Ryan) Mating; and 17 great grandchildren along with many other loving friends and family.

Ruth was pre-deceased by husband, Robert in 2017 after 68 years of marriage, daughter Carol Jean Schafer (December 2017), and son in law, Paul Wesley Phelps (August 2015).

Friends may visit during calling hours on Sunday, November 1st from 2-4pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia, NY. A private memorial service will be held for Ruth’s immediate family. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing rules will apply to both events. Ruth will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in West Shelby, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial gifts in Ruth’s memory be given to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY or St Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave, Batavia, NY.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared with 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.

 

 

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