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Francis Dwyer, 95, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

He was born December 8, 1925 in Venice Center, NY, a son of the late John and Lillian (Miles) Dwyer.

Francis was a veteran serving with the United States Army and also a farmer.

Surviving are his family and friends.

Francis's military honors will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, 532 Ellicott Street Road in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  

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

Arrangements for Francis were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

William "Dennis" Barren, 73, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at home under the care of his family.

William was born May 16, 1947, in Buffalo, a son of the late William and Marjorie (Harrington) Barren.

He was a member of the City Church in Batavia and a 15-year member of the Attica Fire Department.  William was a welder/fabricator at Graham Corporation in Batavia.  He will be remembered as a genuine and gentle person, who would always let you know that "I've got a tool for that."

Surviving are his wife, Tammy (Ferraro) Barren of Batavia; children, William Barren of West Seneca, Eric (Olivia) Barren of Bennington, Courtney (fiancé Colin Arthur) Barren of North Chili and Lisa Bucierka of Buffalo; grandchildren, Katie, Riley, Owen, Ileana, Eve, Amanda, William and Jillian; sisters, Diane (Orrin) Catlin of Cheektowaga and Debra (Russell) Burch of Buffalo and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Larson.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  William's funeral services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The City Church, 210 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240, www.roswellpark.org

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

The funeral home will be operating at 25 people at a time per Genesee County guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. You may be required to wait outside.

Verna M. Hall, 92 of Basom, passed away peacefully Friday (January 22, 2021) at Sisters of Charity Hospital St. Joseph Campus, Cheektowaga, NY.

She was born September 1, 1928 in Alabama, NY, a daughter of the late Fred and Sarah Warner Gilbert.

Verna was employed by Klotzbach Egg Farm prior to her retirement. She enjoyed country music and was known to many about her cooking greatness. She will be truly missed by those who knew her loving heart.

She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd W. Hall who passed away August 6, 2000 and daughter, Sandra R. MacRae who passed away January 20, 2001.

Survivors include her son, David “Boots” (Betty) Hall of Batavia. Son in-law, John “Ian” (Margot) MacRae of Canada. Grandchildren, Brett (Loni) Hall, Teri (Randy) Tamburlin, Robert (De-Anna) MacRae, Shawn (Kim) MacRae and Sheri MacRae. Sister, Jane Hall. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY 14036. 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.

 

 

elizabethmiller.jpgElizabeth M. Miller, 63 of Warsaw, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born June 10, 1957 in Batavia to Richard (Patricia Bartlett) Gdanice of Basom. She is preceded in death by her father-in-law Bruce Miller.

Liz worked for many years at Fisher Price and was currently working at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was an avid outdoorswoman that loved hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and gardening. Liz is a member of Hawkeye Bowman Archery Club and used to be active with Attica Rodeo Association.  

She is survived by her beloved husband Curt A. Miller of Warsaw, children, Jessica (Justin) Wheeler of Randolph, Megan (Jon) Nelson of Eldred, PA, Dillon Miller of Warsaw, siblings, Rick Gdanice of Akron, Barbara (Robert) Adams-Elberton of GA, mother-in-law Linda E. Miller of Kendall, brother-in-law Vernon (Amy) Miller of Medina, 6 grandchildren, Hannah, Cali Wheeler, Angelina Walker, Gabrielle, Buddy Long, Bentley Nelson, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A private Graveside Ceremony will be held for the family. She will be laid to rest at Millville Cemetery, Medina.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 25 people at a time per county guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. You may be required to wait outside. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The City Church, 210 East Main Street #2, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.    

jeanlamoureuxs.jpgJean S. Lamoureux  ~  beloved wife, mother, sister and friend to many. At age 78 Jean went home to be with our Lord and Saviour on Friday, January, 22, 2021, at Charlotte House Comfort Care in North Java, New York.

Mrs. Lamoureux (endearingly called by her loving husband of 59 years) was born in Springfield, Vermont February 1st, 1942.  She was the daughter of George and Belle Senecal of Whiting, Vermont.  She married Roger J. Lamoureux  September 21, 1962. They made their home in Attica, New York in 1967 with their then 2 year old daughter.

Surviving is her husband Roger J Lamoureux of Attica and daughter, Suzanne (Daniel) Lamoureux - Lacey of Warsaw, New York; her 3 brothers David (Barbara) Senecal of Brunswisk, Maine, Ralph (Janet) Senecal of Queensbury, New York and Paul (Kathy) Senecal of Cromwell, Connecticut. Also, several nieces, nephews and many cousins. 

Mrs. Lamoureux was an honor student at Brandon high-school and attended Castleton State College. She had a love of gardening (especially roses) and feeding her bluebirds. She was an avid reader and had a special love for reading God’s Word. She was the happiest spending time with her family and especially enjoyed the Holidays with her loved ones in Vermont. She was a beautiful and faithful servant of the Lord and looked forward to spending eternity with Him and her loved ones.

Psalm 91:1-2 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Charlotte House c/o Kari Sears PO Box 123, 4316 Rte 98, North Java, New York 14113 www.charlotte-house.org. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

LeRoy ~ Gail Ann Schirmer, age 71, of Lake Street, passed away on Saturday (January 16, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     She was born October 6, 1949 in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of the late Clarence and Clara Kaczmarkiewicz Schirmer.

     Gail will be remembered as a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.  She was a graduate of the Genesee Community College Nursing Program and worked as a LPN for the Batavia VA Medical Center.

     She is survived by her children, Gene David Ray of PA and Michael (Melissa) Smith of LeRoy; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Debbi Ray Ballard on March 8, 2020.

     Services will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Oakfield - Edward M. Tanner, 64 of Oakfield,  passed away on Thursday, (January 14, 2021) at Rochester General Hospital.

Mr. Tanner was born April 29, 1956 in Batavia, a son of the late William and LaRue (Paul) Tanner.

He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, reading, and watching sports.

Ed is survived by a brother, Milton (Debbie) Tanner of Bath.

He is preceded in death by siblings, Michael Tanner, Teresa Tanner, and Regina Tanner.

There will be no visitation. Edward 's Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, (January 23, 202) from Grace Bible Baptist Church, 6875 East William Street Ext. in Bath.  Burial will be in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023.

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

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.

ridley_patricia_-_photo.jpgPatricia Ridley, 79 of LeRoy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born May 23, 1941 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Gerald and Arline Hyback Ridley.

Patricia enjoyed watching criminal investigative tv shows, soap operas and loved socializing. She was a member of St. Marks Church in LeRoy and enjoyed singing in the choir. She had a smile for everyone and made you laugh. Pat was a very special person who will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her sister, Karen (Ridley) Cass of Batavia. Nephew, Matt (Katherine Lefler) Reamer. Niece, Melissa (Ryan) Gaebler. Great-nieces, Alexis Reamer and Jade Gaebler. Also survived by a special cousin, Sharon (Paul) White.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. 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.

 

 

Churchville - Jean  E.  Mason, age 82,  of Churchville  passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Mason was born Friday, September 23rd, 1938 in Rochester, New York a daughter of the late Alan Feck and Elsa Freitag Feck.

A member of the Churchville United Methodist Church, she enjoyed square dancing, riding snowmobiles and tending to her gardens.

Surviving are husband of 63 years, Gerald H. Mason; her children; Bonnie Farley of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Margaret (Jim) Suter and Alan (Barb) Mason of Churchville and David (Eilene) Mason of Bergen; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; her brother, Thomas (Carolyn) Feck of Maryland, and her sister-in-law, Janet Allyn of Maryland. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

 She is predeceased by her grandson, Kevin Mason and her siblings, Robert Feck and Anne Palmer

There are no prior visiting hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Creekside Cemetery, Churchville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Churchville United Methodist Church, 24 West Buffalo Street, Churchville, New York 14428, Churchville Fire Department, 24 Washington Street, Churchville, New York 14428 or the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Bergen.


Arthur A. Cummings, 90, of Corfu, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at LeRoy Village Green from complications due to Covid 19. He was born on Nov. 3, 1930, in Darien, to the late Clarence and Beatrice (Hale) Cummings. He was the oldest of five, and is preceded in death by brothers, Robert Cummings, Richard Cummings, and sister Audrey Reiss. Also preceded in death by daughter, Terry Merritt Collins of North Carolina.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Marion (Dusel) Cummings, also a resident at LeRoy Village Green; and daughters, Barbara (Jay) Terkel of Corfu, Carol (Bill) Waldon of New Hampshire, Lori (Paul) Embt of Pavilion; a brother, Thomas Cummings of Elba; and 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Art is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Arthur spent his early years working on his grandparent’s farm, and then he worked at Sweeney Chevrolet as an automotive detailer. After retiring, he enjoyed working part time at IGA in Corfu to keep active. Arthur enjoyed attending church and socializing at the coffee hour afterwards. Arthur also enjoyed being outside and riding on his John Deere mower, and taking care of his yard. It was not unusual to see Arthur going down the road on his John Deere to mow a neighbor’s lawn. Arthur was an avid bowler and a lifetime member of the Corfu Volunteer Fire Department. The family would like to thank the staff of LeRoy Village Green that took such loving care of Arthur and our family during this difficult time.

There will be a celebration of life for the family at a later date. Arthur will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Corfu, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny Street, PO Box 159, Corfu, NY 14036 or to LeRoy Village Green Sunshine Fund or Activities Fund, 10 Munson Street, Le Roy, NY 14482. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

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