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Wyoming ~ Sharon Ann Cone, age 68, of Roanoke Road, passed away Friday evening (Oct. 21, 2022) in her sleep. Mrs. Cone was born Nov. 26, 1953 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Philip and Louise Cinquino Scheuing.

  sharon_cone_newspaper_0.jpg   She is predeceased by her loving husband, Gerald “Jerry” A. Cone and survived by many family members. Sharon and Jerry raised six children; Jesse (Joanna) Cone of Seattle, WA, Joseph (Melissa) Cone of LeRoy, Jarrod (Christina) Cone of Champlain, Jacob (Gretchen) Cone of Stafford, Jonathan (Jessica) Cone of Dundalk, MD, and Taylor Louise Cone (Jason Colwell) of San Antonio TX; fifteen grandchildren; McKenna, Kaylynn, William, Lucas, Lydia, Alex, Lance, James, Caleb, Lincoln, Geri, Louise, Kiptyn, Charlie, and Dylan; two dear children; Kayla and Sophia Colwell; sister; Donna Muehlig of Batavia; and several very close friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, and brothers- and sisters-in-law.

     Sharon was a strong and independent person who often provided advice, insight, and comfort to those who needed it. Much of her strength came from her unwavering faith and she lived everyday using her Catholic values as her North Star. She was parishioner of the church of Our Lady of Mercy throughout her life and, for many years, was an active member of the Third Order of Lay Carmelites while often serving executive positions.

     Sharon was an avid Steelers fan and her love for the game had a palpable reaction to those around her. She loved all things art; being visual, written, or audible. Sharon was quite an artist herself. In fact, she first garnered her future husband’s interest by drawing a mural on an apartment wall. She also enjoyed drawing chalk portraits of her children when they were young.   Her favorite author was Stephen King and she spread her passion for all things spooky to her children and grandchildren. Sharon loved all holidays but did not like turkey and so that meant that Thanksgiving Day was about rooting against the Cowboys. She spent many afternoons and evenings revealing the joys of classical literature to anyone who would listen or couldn’t outrun her. As a result, she had opened worlds of contemplation and intrigue to her less speedy children, nieces, and nephews.

     A mass in her honor will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake Street in LeRoy.

     IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

LeRoy ~ Helen Z. Klinkbeil, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2022, in Rochester, NY, in the loving presence of her family. She was born on June 2, 1926, in Elba, NY to the late Stanley and Josephine Zielinski.

  helen_klinkbeil_0.jpg   Helen grew up on a farm as the 7 th child of 10 children. After the morning chores, she volunteered to walk with her sister to their one room school early so that they could light the stove to warm the building. That way, the teacher and other students would be warm when they arrived for the school day. She said her best days were when the milk man came by and gave her and her sister a ride to the school.

     Her first job was in Batavia where she worked with her best friend, Teresa Scott, performing office duties. She and the rest of her siblings were working so they could help fund the money needed to add to their farm home for their growing family.

     One weekend, at a dance with Teresa, she met her future husband, Clarence Klinkbeil, a US Marine, who served in WWII and was now in the US Air Force. They married on April 14, 1951. Their family began with their first two children, Barbara and David when her husband was transferred to Germany in 1955. Against her doctor`s wishes, she traveled by train from Elba to New York City, and then flew to Germany with Barb (4 yrs. old and Dave 3 yrs. old) while being 8 months pregnant with their third child, Richard, who was born in Germany in 1956.

After returning from Germany, they lived in several locations in the US until they settled in Caledonia, NY when her husband was assigned as a recruiter in Rochester, NY. They had their fourth child, Mary, and in 1966 moved to the hometown and birthplace of her husband, Clarence, which was LeRoy, NY.

     Helen was a stay-at-home mom until her children were older and she then went to work at a local bank in LeRoy. She retired from the bank as the head teller in 1982 and devoted her time with her children and grandchildren.

     Helen was an independent, strong, and resourceful person. She raised four children while her husband was serving in the military. She taught her children to cook, sew and to be self-sufficient. She painted several rooms for her children’s homes (in several states) as well as installing wallpaper in places that she felt were needed. She was the wallpaper Queen. She once broke her foot while painting a ceiling in a family members home and drove herself home (one footed) before she sought help. A cast and crutches were the result. She was a gifted card player and casino gambler. With a $20.00 limit!

     She taught four generations of family how to play Euchre and Gin Rummy. When she received scratch offs from many states, she always won. In the casino`s, she was always the winner to offset the rest of our losses. When the grandchildren played Euchre, once they had a decision to make: they would often say “What would Grandma do?”. She was a gifted singer, loved karaoke, Willie Nelson and Polka Joe. She also loved dancing, taught all of her children to dance and taught her girls to make their own prom dresses with fabric and patterns spread all over the living room floor. 

     Helen`s fondest moments were spent with her family. Children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. As her family grew and spread outside of the area, she had an unofficial family reunion each July at a cottage in the Finger Lakes region that would bring family members together from Alaska, Texas, Colorado, Florida and more; so, as generations grew, family members would stay close. Family was her joy right until the end of her life.

     Helen is survived by her children, Barbara (Michael) Perry of Le Roy; Richard (Maureen Rosamilia) Klinkbeil of Huddleston, VA; and Mary (Robert Jones) Garrison of Chicago, IL; her grandchildren, Matthew Perry, Christina (Trent) Jandik, Nathan (Michele Lennon) Perry, Shannon Detone, Erica (Donnie) Sharp, Richard “Chaz” (Leah) Klinkbeil, Andrew Klinkbeil, Brandon Klinkbeil, Jason Klinkbeil and Stephen Garrison; and her great-grandchildren, Lilliana and Delaney Perry; Rose, Kathryn and Elizabeth Jandik; Julia Lennon, Gabriel Detone, Mila Garbaccio, Aria and Ella Klinkbeil; Aubrey Klinkbeil and Eleanor Sharp; and several nieces and nephews.

     Helen was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Klinkbeil (2019), her son, David Klinkbeil (1996); and her siblings and their spouses, Stella (Joseph) Syzmanski, Sophie (Alfred) Kingdom, Julian (Lillian) Zielinski, Anne (Steve) Surman, Mary (Bernard) George, and Frank Zielinski.    She is survived by Martha (John-deceased) Tierney, Bruno (Dorothy) Zielinski, Jennie (William-deceased) Seager and Jane Zielinski.

     There will be visitation from 9:30 am – 10:30 am on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, Le Roy, NY.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held after visitation at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake Street, Le Roy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Le Roy, NY.

     In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hildebrandt Hospice Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626.

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

Daniel L. Mast, 95, of Blasdell, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

Daniel was born in Plain City, Ohio on May 6, 1927, a son of the late Levi and Mary Miller Mast. He was an electrician by trade and a veteran of World War II. Daniel was the father of the late Debra Gangler, Douglas Mast and Marie Mast.

Surviving is his wife, Fran Mast; his children, Sharon Keene, Daniel Mast, Jr., Darlene Mast, Ronald Mast, Thomas Mast and Scott Mast. Step father of Joseph Boerschig and Joanne Napiorkowski. Also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Family and friends may call Thursday, October 27th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Services from the mortuary on Friday, October 28th at Noon with burial to follow at 1 p.m. at the Western New York National Cemetery.

James Quartley, 57, of Barre, passed away on Friday, October 21st at Unity Hospital in Rochester. Jim was born in Batavia to the late John "Jack" Quartley and Helen Blood Quartley.
He was a 1984 graduate of Batavia High School.

Jim was a lifelong member of Godfrey's pond where he was employed as caretaker for many years. He went on to work for the New York State Erie Canal where he retired in 2018 due to illness.

Jim loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, especially during deer season. He also enjoyed playing poker and played on a Friday night League. He was a member of the Barre Gun Club and also a member of the Albion Gun Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Karol Monteleone Quartley. Their children; Tony (Renee) Becker of Florida, Christopher Sullivan of Batavia and Kritrina Adam's of Warsaw. Four grandchildren; Lillian, Annabelle, Gavin, and Trent. One brother Daniel (Jennifer) Quartley of Colden.  One sister, Joanne (David) Turski of Attica. One aunt, Dorothy Quartley and one uncle, Henry Kisiel.  Mother-in-law, Ardith Bookmiller, sisters in law Karen Jellison and the late Kerry Cianicola. Three Brothers in law Kent (Carol) Monteleone, Keith (Jane) Monteleone and David Cianicola. Along with several nieces and nephews, many cousins and many, many friends.

Jim's kind, generous nature and Irish tenacity will never be forgotten. He will forever be missed by all that knew him.

There will be no prior visitation. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia New York on Friday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. 
Memorials may be made to the family.

delplato.jpg  Vincent “Vincenzo” DelPlato, 65, of Batavia passed away on Monday August 22, 2022 due to complications of diabetes. He was born on July 16, 1957 in Batavia to the late Daniel and Mary (Marcello) DelPlato. In addition to his parents, Vincent is predeceased by a sister; Christine DelPlato.

He is survived by a son; Theo Vincenzo DelPlato of Northport, FL; siblings Frank DelPlato of Oneonta, John DelPlato of Sodus, Charles (Linda), Daniel, Joseph, Michael (Bridget) DelPlato all of Batavia; Carmen (Deborah) DelPlato of Williamson; Mary E. DelPlato of Batavia; nieces and nephews; James, Anthony, Richard, Sophia, Danielle, Jonathan, Marcella and Joseph, along with many cousins.

Vin was a member of Ascension Parish and also the former St. Anthony’s RC Church and its St. Michael’s Society. He earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master’s degree of Arts from the University of Buffalo. He was given an Outstanding Service award by the V.A. for painting a mural in the Chapel of the Batavia VA Hospital. The Landmark Society of Genesee County gave him a certificate of Recognition for the many murals he painted. Vin worked as a part time art and substitute teacher in area schools and painted houses during the summer months to support his love for art.  Vin was a talented artist. He saw the beauty in God’s creation. With his paints and brushes, he tried to capture that beauty on canvas or the side of a building, whether it was a portrait of someone’s loved one, a family pet or the ever changing scenes of nature. He created true works of art to be admired for years to come. Vin played hockey in his younger years in the Batavia Men’s League and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday October 29, 2022 at Ascension Parish 15 Sumner St. in Batavia. Vin’s ashes will be placed in his parent’s crypt in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org or St. Vincent DePaul Society of Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. in Batavia as Vincent was named after this Saint.  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.

connie.jpg  Constance Ann D’Aurizio (Connie), 85, of Batavia, NY, passed away on October 23, 2022, after a long illness.

Connie was born on June 8, 1937, to Anthony and Josephine Pagano in Batavia, NY. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in 1955, she worked as administrative assistant to Dr. E. William Rideout, then employed at GTE Sylvania in the Purchasing Department until Sylvania closed. Connie retired from the Batavia City School district after 27 years as a lunch aid.

Connie was a lifetime parishioner of St. Anthony’s Parish, now Ascension Parish. She enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees, but her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Watching them participate in their athletic and scholastic activities, and all the many stages of their life

Connie was married to her predeceased husband, Anthony for 61 years, they had 3 children, Anthony M. (Kathryn) D’Aurizio Jr. of Huntersville, NC, Lisa Marie D’Aurizio Pullinzi of Batavia, NY, and Laura Ann (Andy) Pedro of Batavia, NY; 8 grandchildren Devin (David) D’Aurizio Gilbert, Anthony L. (Stacey) D’Aurizio, Joseph, Vincent and Melissa Pedro, Constance and Siena Pullinzi, Nia (Ryan) Shepard, 7 great grandchildren Olivia and Vincent Gilbert, Kenzie, and Anthony L. D’Aurizio lV, Liliana, Samantha, Wyatt Shepard. She was the sister-in-law of Frank (Jennie) D’Aurizio and Robin D’Aurizio along with many nieces and nephews. Connie was predeceased by her sister Clara Di Antonio, sister-in-law Mary Neubert and brothers-in-law Alex Neubert and Nicholas D’Aurizio.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on the same day at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner St, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. To leave an online 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.


kasinski_elizabeth_-_photo1.jpgElizabeth “Betty” Kasinski, 83 of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Saturday (October 22, 2022) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born July 5, 1939 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Viola Budziszewski Berlinski.

Betty enjoyed crafting, bowling and preparing a home cooked Polish meal. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ronald Kasinski of Corfu. Sons, David (Darlene) Kasinski of Tennessee, Paul (Heather) Kasinski of California and John (Amanda) Kasinski of Clarence. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters and a brother.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (Oct. 26th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday (Oct. 27th), 9:00am at Ascension Parish, South Swan Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Corfu, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14227. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




img_1408.jpgFairport- Benjamin Hurford Lucas , 71 of Fairport passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia, New York.

 Mr. Lucas was born Saturday, July 14th, 1951 in Wichita Falls, Texas a son of the late Richard A. Lucas and Edith M. (Lewin) Lucas. He spent his formative years moving from Texas, to England, and finally settling down and graduating from high school in Bloomfield, NY. Benjamin obtained his Bachelors in Computer Science from SUNY Brockport and worked for CCI and Nortel Networks until retirement.

 Benjamin was a charismatic man who enjoyed making friends, telling terrible jokes, and spending time with the people he loved. He was active in his son's lives as a cub scout leader, little league coach, taking them on annual vacations to Florida, and summer camping trips to Indian Falls.

 He is survived by his four sons Richard A. Lucas II, Jordan W. Lucas, Christopher A. (Michell) Lucas, Andrew J. Lucas, their mother Lois O’Brien, and his sister Judy.

In death Benjamin is reunited with his parents Richard A. Lucas and Edith M. (Lewin) Lucas; siblings Eddie, Inez, and Debbie.

 As per Benjamin's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at the family's convenience.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a mental health advocacy organization of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

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


Schultz Sharon, Frongetta
Passed suddenly on 10/14/2022. Pre-deceased by brother Butch ( Laura Langmaid) Survived by her husband Howard, children Joe Frongetta (Lori) Anthony (Wendy) daughter JoAnn Flemming, grand daughters Julia and Sarah. Many niece, nephews and dear friends. Services will be on Saturday October 29th at 6:00 p.m and held at Sunset Lanes Banquet Room, 1317 Chili ave Rochester, NY 14624.

medley_roger_-_photo1.jpgLEROY – Roger Austin Medley, 82, gained his Heavenly reward Thursday, October 13, 2022, with family by his side. Loving husband of the late Mary Ann Medley, the two moved to the “country” in Le Roy after raising their family in Batavia. Nothing meant more to Roger and Mary Ann than their children, grandchildren and extended families. 

Roger was born April 9, 1940, in Newburgh, NY, to the late Jean Marie (MacMillan) and Elmer Austin Medley.  He spent his early life in Walden, NY, before his family moved to central NY.  For the last several years, Roger spent his winters in Florida.

A 1958 graduate of VVS Central High School in Verona, NY, Roger attended Syracuse University before starting work in the heavy highway construction industry.  In 1962, Roger and Mary Ann moved to Batavia, where Roger headed the western NY sales region for D-A Lubricants, Inc, serving clients throughout the western third of the state.  Following a successful career in sales, Roger worked at various jobs in the Batavia area including serving as Steward of Nest 493 of the Polish Falcons. Roger coached youth sports in Batavia - baseball, football, hockey and softball - for numerous years.  A Gold Legion Honor Member, Roger was a 50-year member of the Polish Falcons of America, Local Nest 493. 

Roger had a great love for people and a sense of humor uniquely his. Throughout his life, Roger had an uncanny ability to befriend people of all ages and from all walks of life.  Known by as many nicknames as he gave, “Dad”, “Grampie”, “Grampa” were his favorites; nonetheless, many knew him, not as Roger, but as “Maytag”, “Mr. Medley”, “Coach”, “Rog’’ or “Pops”.  His tenacious zest for life and courage in the later years of his life will continue to serve as an inspiration to countless others. 

Roger and Mary Ann loved attending their grandchildren’s’ events, traveling, going out to eat, and attending sporting events.   Roger, a gifted athlete, was a lover of all sports; and had an amazing knowledge of major league baseball, football and hockey and college football. He was a fixture at Dwyer Stadium for years, a long-time season ticket holder of the Rochester Amerks, a “diehard” lover of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Browns and University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  Roger loved the outdoors – camping, hunting, and fishing; he had a legendary appetite for all things edible, especially hot dogs, lobster, prime rib and desserts.

Roger, who has now rejoined our Heavenly Father, his loving wife, and son, Douglas Austin Medley (1965-2015), leaves behind a loving family and countless friends. He is survived by children, Sue Ann Medley, John William Medley, Cynthia Marie (David) Evanetski; daughter in law, Jenny Privatera Medley; five grandchildren, Emily Jean Medley (John) Castilleja, Allison Marie Medley, Jacob Austin Medley, Ainsley Marie Evanetski and Cassidy Medley Evanetski, and great-grandson, River Michael Castilleja.   He is survived by his sister, Bonnie (Delos) Presowitz; brother Douglas J. Medley; sisters in law Kathryn Sawner and Joyce (David) Howard; nieces Denice Howard (Steven) Long; Brenda Howard (Robert) Hicks, Bonnie Jean Marie Presowitz, Annamarie Presowitz (Rick) Polito; and nephews Jonathan (Beverly) Medley, his Godson Christian Roger Medley, and Matthew (Leah) Howard, 15 great nephews and nieces.  He is predeceased by his parents, parent in-laws, Clifford D. and Gladys (Burns) Sawner, and sister-in-law, Phyllis K. Medley.

Calling hours, followed by a brief prayer service and celebration of life will be held 1 – 4 pm, Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia, NY.  Please join family for a reception at Polish Falcons, Nest 493, lower level, to celebrate memories of Roger, at the conclusion of services. Donations may be made to the family and sent c/o 1324 Flor Del Sol Drive, Port Orange, FL 32129. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





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