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ayala.jpg Pedro C. Ayala, 95, of Batavia passed away peacefully surrounded by this family on Thursday November 5, 2020. He was born on August 1, 1925 in Humacao, Puerto Rico to the late Alphonzo Castro and Maria Ayala. In addition to his parents, Pedro is predeceased by his wife; Marguerite Austin Ayala and brother, Amerigo Ayala.

Pedro worked for many years at Oatka Milk Products and Comstock. He was an avid Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. He played the guitar and enjoyed music. Pedro cherished his children, grand and great-grandchildren. He loved the Lord and introduced his children to God and an early age.

He is survived by his children; Victor Ayala of GA., Peter Ayala of Batavia, Vanessa (Ernest) Fullwood of PA., Margarite (William) Vascinne of N. Chili, Debra Ayala of NJ., Anita Ayala of Batavia, Donna (Henry) Rolle of Batavia and Diana Ayala; brothers Poncho, Antonio and Angelo Ayala, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends Family and friends are invited to call on Friday November 13, 2020 from 2:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be private. Mr. Ayala will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.
Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

sarahharding.jpgSarah A. “Sally” Harding, 88, of Attica, passed away peacefully under the loving care of many volunteers and family on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Charlotte House in North Java. She was born January 29, 1932 in Batavia to the late Edward and Alice (Costello) Ostertag. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Gordon “Gub” Harding and brother Jack Ostertag.

Sally was local business owner of Attica Furniture, the founder of Parsons Place Christian bookstore and Bloomz Florist, a devoted Christian and member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, and the author of Rise Catholic Women. Sally was involved in many clubs including Sunshine Senders and countless other charitable organizations. Sally loved people and people loved her.

She is survived by her children Deborah Harding Stokes of Alexander, Jan (James) Latello of Darien, Ted (Nancy) Harding of Batavia, Kay (Bill) McDonald of Batavia, Tom (Rhonda) Harding of NC, Mary Alice “Chaz” (Jeff) Loucks of Attica, Mike (Tina) Harding of Attica, 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and with many nieces and nephews.   

Friends are invited to join the family for an 11:00 AM on Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday November 12, 2020 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011 or to Charlotte House, 4316 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113. 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.

Batavia - Donald D. Hilbert, age 90, of Batavia passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Mr. Hilbert was born April 28, 1930 in Batavia, a son of the late Gerald L. Hilbert and Doris E. Dillon Hilbert.

A 1948 graduate from Batavia High School and graduate of the Erie County Technical Institute, Don was a lifetime member of Godfrey's Pond where he volunteered countless hours for the fish and fowl program. Don loved traveling to the Adirondack Mountains, fishing, boating and was proud of his extensive collection of fishing lures. Don enjoyed watching baseball games and was a fan of the New York Yankees. He was a member in good standing for over 39 years with The American Legion Post No. 0332 in Batavia. He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force from 1950-1954.

Donald is the husband of Elizabeth A. Wahl Hilbert. They were married on August 5, 1961. He is also survived by his children; Steven (Brenda) Hilbert of Mauldin, South Carolina; Christopher (Wendy) Hilbert of Bergen, and Kimberly (Gardner) Holzhauser of Shacklesford, Virginia; seven grandchildren survive; Hennesey Kryston, Alissa Hilbert, Alex (Sarah)Hilbert, Alexandria Holzhauser, Danielle Holzhauser, Kassandra Holzhauser and Matthew Hilbert; his great-granddaughter; Georgia Goodrich; his brother; Reginald Hilbert of  Englewood, Florida along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Don is predeceased by his son, D. Michael Hilbert who passed away on August 30, 2020 and his brother, Sidney Hilbert who passed away in 1929.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial, with military honors will be held in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilmot Cancer Development Office, Alumni and Advancement Center, PO Box 278996, Rochester, New York 14627,  Godfrey's Pond, in care of Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association, Inc., P.O Box 217, Batavia, New York 14021, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing, 257 State Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Thomas “Tom” Miller ~ November 3 , 2020. Springwater: At age 76, Tom passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at his home in Springwater.  He was born in the village of Albion to the late Albert and Cecil Miller. Tom was predeceased by his wife; Louise Miller, survived by his son; Paul Miller and his wife Susan, his sister; Jean Hobbs and her husband Roger, his brother; Jim Miller, his granddaughter; Jessica Cole and her husband Nicholas, his great grandchild; Aiden, his very good friend Betty Lawrence and his former wife Sara Miller, along with several nieces and nephews.

Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. He was also an animal lover, especially to his 3 spoiled cats.  Tom retired from General Motors in Rochester NY.

A private graveside service will be held in the future at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.  To share a memory or a condolence, please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com


Corinne A. Maher, LeRoy, passed peacefully on November 5, 2020,  at the age of 94,with family by her side. Predeceased by her devoted husband of 60 years, James.
She is survived by her sons, James of The Villages, Florida, Edward (Loretta) of Bowling Green, OH, and daughters Patricia (Gerald) Fernaays LeRoy, NY, and Ann (William) Baker Allentown, PA, 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was born February 7, 1926 to Anna and Edward McDowell in Uniontown, PA. Corinne was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Corinne was graduated from St. John’s HS in 1943. Retired from Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia, a job which she loved.

Corinne was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Church, a member of The Third Order, and the Trinity bible study. Corinne spent the last 8 years as a resident of The Village Green Nursing Home where she was beloved by many for her joyful spirit.

Her rite to Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Monday, November 9, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 44 Lake St. LeRoy, NY. Arrangements Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home 111 Wolcott St. LeRoy. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit Leroyfuneralhome.com

 

East Bethany - Temple D. Lewis, Jr., 82 of East Bethany passed away on November 5, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

He was a resident of this community for 23 years and attended First Baptist Church in Batavia.

He was born in 1938 at Vasser Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York, and was the son of Evelyn Pervall Lewis and Temple Lewis, Sr., both of whom predeceased him.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 14th Infantry Ranger Division for 2 years until he was honorably discharged, earning a Good Conduct Medal.

After being discharged from the Army, he was employed by Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie for 34 years until his retirement on August 27, 1993.

In May of 1985, he married his current wife, Darleene Peters. Previously, he had been married to Joann Pennix. They had three children: Camille D. Lewis Pittman who predeceased him; Lolita F. Lewis of Poughkeepsie, and Stephen D. Lewis, also of Poughkeepsie. He is survived by 5 grandchildren: Rashan Pittman, Elijah Jackson, Thiago Lewis-Araujo, Sacha Lewis-Araujo, and Zelehia Lewis.

In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Laura Strother and Barbara Baker of Charlottesville, VA. A host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

He always thought that his greatest qualities were his love of family and others regardless of who they were. He always enjoyed and helped people whenever he could and never stopped even though he was used and misused by some because of his kindness. He loved his hobby, classic cars, trucks, and tractors. He enjoyed the friends he met through this endeavor.

His other hobby was riding his Harley and caring for and loving his dogs. He always said that you can't trust some people to treat you right but your dogs will always be your best friend. He was a perfect example of living a life of happiness, respect, and live and let live.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service and military honors will be held at Stafford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Temple's name may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.

The Lewis family entrusted the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia with arrangements for Temple. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Linda A. Pembrook, 69, of Batavia, passed away on November 15, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Linda was born April 30, 1950 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Harold and Anna (Chopyack) Pembrook

She was a member of Resurrection Parish and a retired math teacher from the Pavilion Central School District.

Surviving are her cousins, Susan (Rick) Nolan of Greenwich, Mary Chopyack of Montrose and Cathy Moriats of Manhattan, Bridget Lent of Greenwich, Zak Lent of Greenwich, Michael Nolan of Sunderland, VT and Michael Lawler of Sunderland, VT. 

There are no prior calling hours.  Linda’s Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  Entombment was held at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the church will be limited to 50 person capacity and social distancing guidelines will be observed.  Also, face coverings will be mandatory. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, https://www.geneseecancerassistance.org/donate/ or to HomeCare and Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

rogerjgrazioplenesr.jpgRoger J. Grazioplene Sr. 76, of Batavia, passed away from health complications with his loving son by his side on November 6, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Roger was born in Batavia, June 9, 1944 to the late Alfonso Grazioplene and Jane (Olkucki) Grazioplene Van Buskirk and step-son to the late Floyd Van Buskirk. He is preceded in death by daughter Julie Hahn, brothers Gerry and Robert (Anne) Grazioplene.

Mr. Grazioplene was a member of Ascension and Resurrection Parishes, the former St. Nicholas Club, American Legion, D.A.V., VWF Post 1602 and Polish Falcons Nest 493.

Roger proudly served in the US Army from 1968-1970, went into NCO School and served in Vietnam 69’-70’. He was highly decorated, receiving the Purple Heart, a cluster of Bronze Stars, and many other commendations.

A man who loved sports, Roger played baseball and bowled for many years. He was also an avid golfer and played in a league with his buddies for decades.

He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 56 years Mary “Mickey” (Tenebruso) Grazioplene; son Roger (Martha) Grazioplene Jr.; daughter Bianca Grazioplene, grandchildren Maria, Porshe, Mercedes and great-grandson Lucah; sister Joyce (Joseph) Acitelli; sister-in-law Jeanette Grazioplene, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. You are also invited to join the family at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, 10:45 AM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 for Military Honor’s.  

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

annemoore.jpgAnne Marie Moore, suddenly passed away Friday November 6, with her loving husband by her side. Anne is predeceased by her children Lisa and Patrick Moore; father Earl E. Gilbert; sister Patti Zigrossi father -in-law Leon Moore Sr and brother-in-law Andrew Zigrossi.

She is survived by her adoring husband Leon Moore Jr of Elba; mother Myrtle Gilbert; daughters Mary Moore (Lisa Carter) of Hilton Leanne Moore-Lickfield (Kris Lickfeld and his daughter Sophia) of Olean granddaughter/babycakes  Isabella George, grandson Abraven and great friend Cheryl Totten. 

Anne was born February 6, 1952. Anne worked within the Elba school district, providing multiple services to the people in the community that she so loved. 

She deeply loved her husband of nearly 50 years. They loved sipping on coffee and playing board games every morning. They took many countryside car rides together. The love that they shared was known to all who know them. They created countless memories that will never be forgotten, shared an epic love that will never end. She will forever be his bride and will always be his Annie. 

She was her children’s biggest cheerleader even after the sports were over. She was the family’s true pillar of strength. 

Anne was adored by all. She was often found in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family and friends. She took great pride in the food that brought the ones she loved together. Anne would have walked to the ends of the Earth for those in need. 

The family would like to extend great thanks to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department for their extraordinary effort and great care they provided.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A Celebration of her Life will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department, 4 South Main Street, Elba, NY 14058. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

Batavia - Elizabeth J. Suttell, age 94, of Batavia, longtime guidance counselor at LeRoy High School, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at her home.

Ms. Suttell was born December 22, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Edward B. Suttell and Clara (Lee) Suttell. 

Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from D'Youville College where she graduated cum laude and was a member of Kappa Gamma Pi. Following her undergraduate work she received Master's Degrees from Cornell and Canisius Colleges. A lifetime member of Resurrection Parish, she was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society; a professional honorary society of women educators and the New York State Retired Teachers Association. She grew up with her cousin Theresa Lawrence, with whom she traveled extensively throughout the world. Prior to working at LeRoy Central School, she taught at the New York State School for the Blind. 

She is survived by seven nieces and nephews; Kathleen (Ritchie) Fisher, Richard (Ann Marie) Suttell, Edward “Ted” Suttell, Timothy (Paula) Suttell, Elizabeth (Craig) Lyons, Susan (Dick) Reynolds and Stephen Wilson. She is also survived by several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Her family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her caregivers, especially Elaine Falker-Eick. 

She is predeceased by her siblings; Edward B. (Elsie) Suttell, Rita (Jack) Wilson and J. Richard (Mary Jane) Suttell and her niece, Kristine Suttell. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Elizabeth's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday, November 13th, 2020 from St. Joseph's Church. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 267, Batavia, NY 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia.

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