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swabb.jpg  Deborah L. Swabb, 68, of Oakfield passed away on May 12, 2022 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. She was born on February 27, 1954 in Batavia to the late Elbert and Doris (Ostrowski) Ashton. In addition to her parents, Deborah is predeceased by her siblings; Leona (Ray) Benson, Elbert (Linda) Ashton Jr., Patricia (John) Morris.

Our mother always put us kids first growing up.  She was full of life and always cared for others.  Her family was a very important part of her life.  She loved joking around and would do puzzles in her spare time. She was the kind of women that would give you her shirt of her back. Anyone that knew her could always count on picking up the phone and having a great conversation with her, never a dual moment! She will be dearly missed by all that knew her. 

She is survived by her loving husband; John E. Swabb of Oakfield; son Nathan Allen of Batavia; daughter Darcia Bailey of NC; siblings Marcia (Joe) Palmer of Batavia, Andrea (Bob) Rindell of Corfu, Norma (Jim) Padilla of TX., and Doddie (John) McMillan of Batavia; grandchildren Natalie Allen, Destiny Bailey, Anthony Allen, Darrius Bailey and Makayla Bailey, along with 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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.

Batavia - Lucille Ann Prospero Caruso entered eternal Life on Sunday May 15th, 2022 at the LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy.

Friends and family called her by her nickname "Bonnie".

Lucille was born September 28, 1943 to the late Arthur and Susan Pastore Prospero.

Lucille was a cashier at Tops Market in Batavia for 35 years. She enjoyed reading, flower gardening, and trips to the Casino. She was a fan of the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Anthony P. Caruso, whom she married January 19, 1963; her three daughters, Frances Caruso of Florida, Carin Caruso (Peter Guppenberger) of Batavia and Mary Beth Suozzi of Batavia. Lucille also is survived by her 3 grandchildren that she truly loved; Alan-Anthony Fitzsimmons, Emily Fitzsimmons and Patrick Joseph Suozzi; her brother, Nicholas Prospero, Sr. and her granddog, Oli.

She is predeceased by her son-in-law, Patrick Suozzi and her brother, William "Bill" Prospero.

There are no prior calling hours. Her graveside service will take place at St. Joseph's Mausoleum on Thursday, May 19th at 12:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association at the Western New York Chapter, 6400 Sheridan Drive, Suite 320, Buffalo, New York 14221 or online at https://www.alz.org/. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Sande L. Vincent, 46 of Enola, PA, entered into heaven to join her sister, Brandi Vincent on May 10, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

Sande is survived by her Mother, Joyce (Lester) Pilc of Enola, PA and Father, Danny (Debbie) Vincent of Corfu, NY. She is also survived by her brother, Philip (Cammie) Pilc of North Tonawanda, NY, grandmother, Anna Balicki of Batavia, niece Sierra Booker, nephews Codie Cronk and Trevor Booker, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sande had many loves in her life, one her cuddle buddy Odie (cat) and had a special relationship with two little ladies - Alannah and Lyric.

Family and friends may gather at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, on Monday, May 16th from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by burial at Hillside Cemetery, Angling Road, Corfu, NY.

Ron Ginter, a devoted servant of Christ, departed this world April 28, 2022 and entered his eternal home surrounded by loved ones at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fl.  He was 88.

Ron was born on October 22, 1933 to William Ginter and Bertha (Klane) Ginter in Detroit, Michigan. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Bernadine (Hinkel) Ginter of Jacksonville, Florida; brother, Leland Ginter of Clarkston, Michigan; daughter, Linda (Lynn) Eick of Batavia; sons, the late Mark Ginter of Florida, Stephen (Tonya) Ginter of North Carolina, late daughter-in-law Ronda Ginter, William (Cathy) Ginter of St. Johns, Florida; Grandchildren; Matthew, Jennifer, Daniel, David Eick, Christa (Tyler) Evans, Mariah (Matt) Horton, Arriel Campbell, Chad Ginter, Joshua Terrell, Alicia Terrell. Great Grandchildren, Edward, Maggie, Noelle, Grayson, Reese, Jordan, Jayden, Destiny, Caleb and Dillon. Devoted friends Connie Rogers, Jamie and Bella Laakman.

Ron graduated from Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan. After serving his country in the US Air Force he followed his calling and received his diploma from Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois.

Congregations served by this faithful man of God;  Granville, Ohio, Christ Lutheran, Oil City, Pa. Luther Memorial, Blackwood, NJ, St. Paul Lutheran, Batavia, NY.

He penned Lord, I Believe, a weekly article published in the Batavia Daily News. 

After “retiring” in 1995 he continued serving as a visiting or interim minister in St. Matthew, Rochester, NY, Faith Lutheran, Elma, NY, Concordia (Hope) Brockport, NY, Trinity Lutheran, Spencerport, NY, St. John, Hamlin, NY, St. Luke, Cheektowaga, NY, First Trinity, Tonawanda, NY, St. Johns, Farmington, NY. Despite suffering a stroke while on vacation in Florida he continued to serve his Lord by preaching the Gospel. He held Bible Class and Worship Services in the Senior Living Community of Calusa Harbor, Fort Myers and Brookdale Southside, Jacksonville, Fl. up until the week he left this life. 

“The ultimate last in life is eternity in heaven, God grant us all the grace in Christ Jesus to focus on the ultimate last, the day when we hear the Good Shepherd Say: Come, O blessed of my Father, and inherit the Kingdom prepared for you.” Quote from Lord, I Believe, by Rev. Ginter.

There are no prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Riga - Kim Maureen McGiveron, 60, of Riga, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (May 11, 2022) at her home.

She was born June 23, 1961 in Batavia, a daughter of Ronald and Mary Jane (Dillon) Heywood of East Bethany.

Kim was a graduate of Pavilion Central School, GCC, and she earned her bachelor's degree at Brockport State College. She was a bookkeeper for several local businesses, and an employee of Lenape.

She was a member and dedicated Deacon and Elder of the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, and also attended the Congregational Church of Riga. Kim was a loving, kind, thoughtful, giving person who always put others first; she will be sadly missed. We have lost a very bright light in our family, but she'll shine brightly in Heaven.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her fiance, Jerry Clark of Riga; daughter Danielle (Timothy) Dosch of Florida; son, Shawn McGiveron of Warsaw; grandchildren, McKenzie and Savannah; brothers, Doug (Peg) Heywood of East Bethany, and Richard (Melissa) Heywood of Tennessee; sisters, Bonnie (Ken) Morgan of Tennessee, and Linda (Randy) Page of Batavia. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Kim's funeral service will be held on Monday (May 16) at 11 a.m. at the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road in East Bethany. Burial will be in East Bethany Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

cote.jpg  Gerard A Cote, age 77, of Attica passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the NY State Veterans Home in Batavia NY. Gerard was born on May 26, 1944 in Manchester NH to the late Arthur J and Germaine Desfosses Cote. He is predeceased by his wife Jacqueline Kingston Cote, his brother Ronald W Cote, his daughter Tasha Sergel and granddaughter Cassidy Garrow. 

He was a graduate of Manchester High School Central class of 1962. He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam from 1962 to 1966 as a jet aircraft mechanic. He earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Lowell in Lowell MA in 1977. He retired from The Attica Correctional Facility in 2004 where he had worked for 20+ years. He had worked for Bluebird Bus Co. as a coach driver, Kollsman Instrument Co. in Merrimack NH as a Sr Engineering Planner and for Sanders Associates Inc in Nashua NH as a Material Planner. 

Gerard was a member of The American Legion Post 734 in Attica. He was also a member of the Attica Rod & Gun Club.

Gerard is survived by his children Piper (Dana) Sharick of Corfu , Melissa (Richard) Blake of NH , Sarah ( Danny) Hall of NC , Cheri Ruck of Attica, Bobby Maples of TN , Julie Maples of Attica , Thomas  (Lisa) Doucette of AR, Robin Doucette of MA and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 4 to 7 pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harder-O’Donnell American Legion Post 734, 83 Market St, Attica, NY 14011. 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.   

jackson_jean-photo1.jpgJean L. Jackson, 91 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (May 6, 2022) at The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 22, 1930 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Fred and Henrietta Huber Ebert.

Jean was a former social worker for Genesee Memorial Hospital, St. Jerome Hospital and Hospice. She also served on the Board of Directors for Crossroads House, which was very dear to her. She enjoyed swimming, talking books, gardening and her guiding eyes dogs. Jean will be missed by all who knew her gentle heart.

Survivors include a son and daughter in-law. Craig (Loretta) Jackson of Batavia. Grandchildren, Ashley Fauth of Batavia and Dennis (Jennifer) Alexander of South Carolina. Great-grandson, Derek. Nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Arlene Nuwer.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or www.crossroadshouse.com.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




hurst.jpg Irma F. Hurst , age 86, of Castile passed away on Monday May 9, 2022 at home. She was born on April 12,1936 in Buffalo, NY a daughter to the late Walter J. and Ella Viola ((Durkee) Fox.
Irma was a 1952 graduate of Fosdick Masten High School in Buffalo.

She was a sales representative for Avon Products for many years, worked as a realtor for the former Ray Baker Real Estate, former Librarian at the Wyoming Public Library, helped with her husband on running the Hurst Acres Dairy farm on Fisher Road in Warsaw from 1972-2000.  Irma was a member of the United Church in Warsaw where she played the organ from 1974-2010. She had a total of 68 years playing organ for churches in Buffalo to Honeoye. She was a member of the Warsaw Eastern Star for many years. She enjoyed taking care of all her grandchildren before the entered school. She enjoyed cooking, baking, the love of music and gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years John R. Hurst whom she married on November 7, 1953, son: John W. (Debbie) Hurst of Wyoming, daughter: Rebecca S. (Thomas) Bush of Perry, 6 grandchildren: Amanda (Scott) Savidge, Jared (Jennifer) Hurst, Lauren Shearing, Colin (Andie) Shearing, Mikayla and Matthew Bush, 4 great grandchildren Justin and Brennan Savidge, Clare Hurst and Bryson Shearing, along with many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she was predeceased in death by a son: Paul S. Hurst who passed away in 2000, siblings: Pearl Thompson, Inez Houseknecht and Leonard Fox.

Family and friends may call from 10:00AM-2:00PM on Friday May 13th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St Perry, NY 14530,  where Funeral Services will follow at 2:00PM.
Irma will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

The family would like to thank her dedicated caregiver of 3 years Bridget Flint.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Castile Fire Department P.O. Box 98 Castile, New York 14427. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence
visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530

Robert Roy Aiken of Batavia, NY passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester at the age of 85.

He was born September 18, 1936 in Warsaw, NY a son of the late Harold Aiken and Louise (Safford) Griffith. He was a United States Navy Korean War Veteran and served from 1954-1958 and was a United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran and served from 1958-1966. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #1720 in Bliss, NY and was a former Commander, a member of AMVETS and the Bliss Masonic Lodge. He loved playing guitar, riding motorcycles and was a member of H.O.G.

He was a mechanic for National Fuel in Mineral Springs, NY.

He is survived by his children: Robi A. (Gregory) Aiken of Bliss, Tracey Olsowsky of Joliet, IL, Robert A. Aiken of Tucson, AZ, Becky J. (Todd Wallin) Aiken of Buffalo, Connie (Chuck) Embling of Mumford, David (Debbie Long) Gilbert of Bliss and Donna (George) Wright of Machias; also survived by 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wives: Sharon F. Conley, Eleanor J. Aiken and Sandy C. Aiken; his siblings: Loretta (Louie) Richnole and Lynn Aiken; as well as a grandchild.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 Main St., Arcade where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11am. Interment and Military Honors will be held in Lyonsburg Cemetery, Bliss, NY. Memorials may be made to the Batavia Rescue Squad, 18 Evans St., Batavia, NY 14020. Online condolences may be offered at wsdavisfuneralhome.com

jade.jpg  Jade Lynn LaForce, 29, of Dansville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022. She was born December 24, 1992 in Rochester to Joseph R. (Pam Loncao) LaForce and Dawn R. Jakubaszek. She is predeceased by her grandparents, Bob and Jane LaForce, Isabel “Dee Dee” and Joseph Jakubaszek, uncles Jim Meter and Joe Chase.

Jade was artistic, and nerdy, awkward, yet fierce. She lived her life unapologetically doing what she wanted, like rooting for the Cleveland Browns even though she’s from a family of Bills fans. Jade had the admirable gift of seeing the beauty in things that others would not have. Whether that be her passion in helping animals big or small, or the joy she felt weeding her vegetable garden. But what most will say about Jade is that she brought love and joy to the lives of so many.

If you were lucky enough to know Jade, you were taken in with open arms to her own unique world filled with mom jokes, heavy metal and endless movie quotes. In Jade’s memory, continue ‘livin the dream’ and even if it sounds corny, don’t ever let no one tell you, you ain’t beautiful.

She is survived by her parents, her two beautiful children, Mia Brietzke and Lucas Mower, brother JoJo (Cassandra Gross) LaForce, sister Robbi Boss, fiancé Ryan Garrison, aunts and uncles, Sarah (Carl) Wagner, Beaver (Kathy) Rider, Denise Jakubaszek, Joshua and Jason Chase, Desiree (Gerry) Watkins, Erin Meter, Mike LaForce, Barbara LaForce, Pete (Marcia) LaForce, Bob (Pam) LaForce, Dave (Carol Johnson) LaForce, cousins, Bill Meter, Mandy Meter, Mara Carey, Mike Carey, Lacey Unger, Karson LaForce, Megan Woodward, Andy LaForce, Becca LaForce, Genna Darrah, Jonathan LaForce, Joshua Chase and Jason Chase.   

Friends are invited to a Celebration of her Life on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 3 to 7 pm at Union Hose Club Rooms, 66 Elizabeth Street, Dansville, NY 14437.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for her children. 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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