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mdusen.jpg  Mae Louise Dusen, 91, of Batavia, NY, passed away at Premier Genesee on Thursday, January 21, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on October 19, 1929 in Batavia to Charles and Carrie (Ross) Radley.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, and her son, Richard. She was also predeceased by a sister, Angele (Peter) Weber, two brothers, Leonard (Anne) and Robert Radley, two sisters-in-law, Hazel (Tony) Mancuso and Viola (Edward) Martin, two brothers-in-law, Lloyd (Lois) and Earl (Genevieve) Dusen and a sister-in-law, Shirley Dusen.

Mae is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cathy Dusen and by two grandchildren, Lara (Jason) McKee, and Brad (Michael Bleyle) Dusen. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Danica and Colton McKee, as well as three sisters, Rose (late Irving) Warner, Fran (late Robert) Lawrence and Florence (late Howard) Taft, along with a sister-in-law, Jeanette Radley, and a brother-in-law, Robert Dusen, plus many nieces and nephews.

Mae was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be missed by all who knew her. She spent the last several years of her life at Premiere Genesee Nursing Home where staff always remarked on her sweet personality and cheerful demeanor.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service is being planned for this summer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.  (www.alz.org).  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.

Byron - Dean E.  Sharp, age 61, of Byron, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home.

Dean was born in Batavia on October 24, 1959, a son of the late Edward C. Sharp and Eva Grace Starkweather Sharp.
 
A 1977 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School, he was a member and deacon at North Bergen Presbyterian Church. Dean was very decorated, well-established and well-respected in the dairy industry winning numerous awards with Semex USA. In 1995, he was named the Outstanding Young Breeder Award, a prestigious honor in the dairy industry. He was a member of the NIOGA Holstein Association, Future Farmers of America, New York Holstein Association and served on the Western Regional Holstein Board. Dean’s life revolved around his family, grandchildren and his cows.

Dean is the husband of Carrie L. Casper Sharp. The two were married on June 10, 1983. He is also survived by his children; Jessica Sharp of Akron, Alicia (Dan) Brumsted of Bergen and Edward Sharp of Byron; grandchildren; Lila Sharp-Robinson and John Brumsted; his brother; Clifford L. (late Karen) Sharp of Byron; his sister; Diane (Stephen) Starowitz of Byron; his mother-in-law; Peggy Casper of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sister, Arlene Sharp.

There are no prior visiting hours. Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. However, those wishing may view the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday via live stream by visiting the following link: https://www.hdezwebcast.com/show/dean-e-sharp-memorial-service. A public celebration of Dean’s life will be held during the summer. He will be laid to rest in North Byron Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider memorials in Dean’s name to Carrie Sharp so his family may establish a youth dairy scholarship in his memory. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Margaret (Peg) Meyer, of Corfu, passed peacefully on January 16, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Palm Harbor, Florida. Margaret was born on March 27, 1926 to Anna (Pundt) and Edward O’Neil of Batavia.  She was the second oldest of twelve children.  Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome P. Meyer and her son, Jerome P. Meyer II.  

Margaret began working as a cashier from the age of sixteen at the A&P store in Batavia, New York.  In her later years, Margaret became a dietary aide at the Erie County Home and Infirmary.  She remained active after retirement by caring for other elderly friends and volunteering in the community. 

A lifelong Catholic, Margaret was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu, New York.  She enjoyed cooking and was known for her delicious, homemade pies.  Margaret also loved gardening and volunteering for various organizations including the Salvation Army and the Corfu Volunteer Fire Department.

Margaret is survived by four children, Ann Meyer, Joan (Jerry) Austin, Jean (Edward) Kelly, and Rita (Jeffrey) Fischer, four grandchildren, Thomas Hayn, Brian Hayn, Rachel Fischer and Jeffrey Fischer.  Two sisters, Ann (Jack) Smith and Marcella (Anthony) Saracini, and three brothers, Mike O’Neil, Charles O’Neil and Edward O’Neil Jr. also survive along with several nieces and nephews.

Having led an exercise class for seniors at the Corfu Presbyterian Church for many years, Margaret will be remembered for her boundless energy and kindness toward all. Her beloved grandchildren, Rachel and Jeffrey Fischer were also an important part of her life. 

A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for January 30, 11:00 A.M. at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 18 W. Main St., Corfu, New York.  There will be no calling hours. 

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), https://www.jdrf.org/donate.  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.

cdoktor.jpg  Catherine Elizabeth Doktor, 89, of Corfu, NY passed away in her home on Saturday, January 23, 2021, after a long illness.  She was born December 19, 1931 in Batavia, NY to the late Jacob and Marion (Base) Lang.  She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard (Benny), with whom she was married just shy of 67 years.  She was also predeceased by three brothers Richard, Gerald and Andrew of East Pembroke.  

She was the loving mother of Apryle (David) Carney of Irwin PA, Robin (the late Scott) Thompson of Bergen NY, Mark (Cathy) Doktor of Corfu, and Michael (Jessica) Doktor of Corfu.  She is also survived by one brother, Robert Lang of East Pembroke, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Kate loved to garden and was proud of her beautiful flowers.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved being in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family, she made the best cabbage rolls.  She retired after 21 years as secretary at Darien Lake. She was also employed in earlier years as Program and Scheduling Coordinator for WBTA in Batavia; a job she really loved.   Kate was one of the founding members of the Cathie-Wild VFW post 9000 ladies auxiliary, and its first president.  She enjoyed playing bridge in her younger days with her girlfriends.  She was a devoted Buffalo Bills fan, and was so much fun being with during the game.  She was the best caretaker of many an ill family member, and gave of her time selflessly.  She will be deeply missed, but heaven has gained an angel.

There will be no prior calling hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. She will be laid to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish 18 West Main St. Corfu, NY 14036 or Roswell Park www.roswellpark.org.  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.

 


Judith M. Florian, 77, of Attica, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was born May 7, 1943 to the late Norman and Ruth Buil. She attended school in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Bishop McMahon High School in 1961. Judith was a devoted wife to Michael Florian. They married in 1965 and made a life in Buffalo and later settled in Corfu, NY. Michael predeceased her in May of 2012. Judith retired from the Flint Farrell Agency where she sold insurance alongside her friend Margie Chaddock.

Over the years, she enjoyed traveling the country, being a devoted mother and wife, was an avid reader, enjoyed attending church services, going out to eat and spending quality time with family and friends.

Judith is survived by her two brothers, Bill (Donna) Buil and their children Renee, Bill and Barbara and Dan (Mary Ann) Buil and their children Jason, Thomas and the late Tracy Buil. Judith has two loving sons, Scott and Darin (Tracey) Florian along with grandchildren Matthew, Amanda (Matthew) Kastelic, Noah, Joshua and Sarah Florian and great grandson Lukas Kastelic.

Judith had the biggest heart and the most loving and kind soul. Her death has left a huge void in the hearts of all who loved and appreciated her. A celebration of her life and a mass will be held in her honor at a later date.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

roberttdiemoz.jpgRobert T. Diemoz, born 4/26/37 in a small farmhouse in Alexander to the late Thomas and Pearl (Goodman) Diemoz passed peacefully Saturday Jan 23 surrounded by family in the home and legacy he leaves them, on the land he so cherished.

Bob lived in Alexander and Darien his entire life, mostly in the home he built 62 years ago.  Bob not only was a retired Correction officer but was known to many for his electric and insulation business.  He was also a past president of the Alexander School Board.  He enjoying traveling with his wife Frances, especially their annual trip to Myrtle Beach where they made many friends. He was also an avid Yankees and Bills fan. 

Bob was married to Frances Quinn for 59 years when she passed in 2017.  He is survived by his three children, Ann (John) Lavrincik (of Attica), Michael (Mary Ann) Diemoz (of Darien), Douglas (Kimberly Belle) Diemoz of CA, along with his grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Caudill, Daniel (Stacey) Smith, Joel (Liz) Diemoz, Kayla (Jeremy) Diemoz, Kimberly (Kevin) Hoffman, Emma and Grace Diemoz, and step-grandsons, Cody and Adam Lavrincik.  Also, seven great grandchildren,  a sister, Norene (Wayne) Kilburn of CT and a sister in law, Nancy (Wayne) Newton of Batavia in addition to many nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his in-laws, Albert and Rose Marie Quinn and brother in law William Quinn.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family. Mr. Diemoz will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Darien Emergency Medical Service, Inc, 10537 Alleghany Road, Darien Center, NY 1404. 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.

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.    

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