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June Kanaley, 92, of LeRoy, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who had a unique ability to make others laugh. June was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and the American Legion. She loved spending time with her family, dancing, reading, angels and the Buffalo Bills. 

   june_kanaley_0.jpg  Born in Jamestown, NY, she was the daughter of Merrill and Margaret Rogers. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband, Ronald Kanaley, her brothers, Edward and Roger Rogers, sister-in-law, Mary Alice Rogers, brother-in-law, John Kanaley, and sister-in-law, Mary Kanaley.

     June will be sadly missed by her daughters, Christine (David) Baker, Pamela (Thomas) Rider and Patricia (Guy) Clark; grandchildren, Kimberly (Michael) Amico, Erin Baker, Katherine (Shannon) Whaley, Caylin (Stephen) DePuy, Daniel (Erin) Rider, Adam Clark, Connor (fiancée Becca) Clark; great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Sean Amico, Isaac and Sarah DePuy, and Jade and Brayden Whaley; sister-in-law, Angeline Rogers, nephews, Steve (Chris) Rogers, Greg (Jody) Rogers and niece, Ann Marie (Rick) Suttell.

     Family and friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

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

Batavia - Graveside services for Robert Luke Shell have been cancelled for Monday due to family members not being able to travel in from out of state. The ceremonies will be rescheuled at a later date.
 
Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

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CORFU - Family and Friends of James Cassidy may call on Friday (Nov. 25, 2022) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main Street in Batavia. James' Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 8656 Church Street in East Pembroke. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Florence A. Mooney, 88, of Oakfield, passed away on November 17, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital.

Florence was born May 13, 1934 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Roy and Myrtia (Kingdom) Brumsted.

Florence was an auto racing fan, having supported her daughter, Rhonda, as she raced.  She was also a fan of the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills and the Syracuse Orange.  Florence enjoyed baking apple pies and was a nurse's aide at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are her children, Robin Mooney, Roxanne Mooney, Rhonda (David) Waters and Ryan (Noreen) Mooney; her sister, Iola Anderson; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Florence is the wife of the late Frederick Mooney and sister of the late Jeanette Taber, Vivian Brumsted, Florine Taggert and Francis Gray.

There are no prior calling hours and services for Florence will be held privately.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org or the Genesee County Animal Shelter, www.vol4animals.org/donations.  

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

Arrangements for Florence were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

flag_2.jpgRaymond J. Jamalkowski, 90 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (November 11, 2022) at St. Johns Home in Rochester, NY.

He was born March 5, 1932 in Batavia, a son of the late Stanley and Mary Brzeczkowski Jamialkowski.

Ray was a 1949 graduate of Batavia High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. Shortly after high school, he played professional baseball with the Batavia Clippers. Ray then served in the U.S. Army, where he also played baseball. He graduated from McNeese State College in Lake Charles, Louisiana with a Master’s Degree in Education. He played football while he was at McNeese. Also while in Louisiana, Ray played fast-pitch softball and his team reached the Fast-Pitch World Series.

He spent his career as a physical education teacher and coach. Most notably, Ray coached nine seasons of football at Batavia High School. He also coached football and basketball at LeRoy High School and football at Livonia. During his career, he also coached golf, tennis and track and field. Before his retirement from coaching, Ray was an assistant football coach for Brockport State College.

In 2005, Ray was inducted into the Batavia Blue Devils Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2018, into the Section V Football Hall of Fame. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf as well as watching the Buffalo Bills and Duke and Syracuse basketball teams.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy Ann “D.A.” Jamalkowski and brother of the late Carl, Leo, Stanley, Victor, Steven, Henry, Irene, Genevieve and Florence Jamalkowski.

Survivors include his son, Thomas Jamalkowski of Batavia; brother in-law, William "Butch" (Judith) Walters of Mecedon; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Expressions of condolence 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.

 

 

pete1.jpg  Peter J. “Bear” Gravante Jr., 33, of Byron passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2022. He was born on February 1, 1989 in Rochester to Peter J. (Christine) Gravante Sr. of Rochester and Barbara Gravante of Byron. He is predeceased by his grandparents; John Gravante, Mary (Albert) Smith and Richard (Arlene) Lyman.

Peter graduated from Byron-Bergen High School. He worked in construction and was known as a very hard worker. Peter enjoyed working and tinkering with cars and trucks. He had a big heart and was always willing to help someone in need.

In addition to his parents, Peter is survived by his siblings; John Gravante of IN., Nikki Gravante of GA., Jason Kone of Byron, James Kone of Byron, Matthew Thornley of LeRoy and Christopher (Trish) Thornley of TX., along with many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Monday November 28, 2022 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday the November 29th at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia. Peter will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com.. 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.

LeRoy ~ Carmella A. Say, age 54, of South Street Road, passed away Tuesday evening (Nov. 15, 2022) at Rochester General Hospital.

     She was born May 3, 1968 in Batavia, a daughter of Anita Ange Iannello and the late Leonard J. Iannello.

    carmella_a._say_0.jpg Carmella was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, niece and dear friend to many.  She enjoyed scary movies and loved to decorate for all the holidays.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband, Peter; children, Olivia Taney and Dustin (Tessa) Say; grandson, Dawson Say; mother, Anita Iannello; brothers, Augie Iannello and Leonard (Tammy) Iannello; mother-in-law and father-in-law; five brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law, along with several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to her father, Leonard, she was predeceased by her sister, Anna Lynn Iannello.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Rite of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy.

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

LeRoy ~ Regina (Van Alst) Steen, age 94, passed peacefully on November 16, 2022.

     She was born September 18, 1928 to the late Bertha (Criger) (Van Alst) Morrison and Harry Van Alst. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Pete Steen.

    stockfresh_2718788_monarch-butterfly-on-flower_sizexs1_0.jpg Regina was a 1946 graduate of LeRoy High School. She taught kids to swim at Red Bridge and Horseshoe Lake, worked at Lapp Insulator in the payroll department for ten years and the local school cafeteria for fourteen years.

     She loved her family, swimming, the Adirondack camp and car races.

     Regina is survived by daughters Barbara Steen, Nancy (Mike) Glover, Dorothy (Ed) Schramm; special granddaughter Ali (John) Dawson; nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her husband, Pete, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Jane (Fred) Grasby, Rita (George) Carmichael, Dorothy (Abe) Machols and step-father, Ellsworth Mike Morrison.

     At Regina’s request, there will be no visitation or services.

     Memorials are kindly suggested to LeRoy Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 56, LeRoy, NY 14482.  www.leroyems.org/donations-memorials

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


Roger P. Sabatino, 81, of Ocala, Florida passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of November 8, 2022. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Joanne M. Sabatino, together they had 7 children, 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Roger leaves behind his second wife, Iris Kerr Sabatino, his children, Anna Marie (Wes) Peterson, Terri Sabatino, Stephen (Cheryl) Sabatino, Cathy (Chris) Morgan, Barbara (Kevin) Turner, Carolyn (Joseph) Suranni, and Tina Breton, along with his brothers, Jack (Judy) Sabatino of North Carolina, James Sabatino, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He was born May 16, 1941, in Albion, NY to the late Jacob and Christine Sabatino. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High school, in Batavia and then went on to raise his family together with Joanne, in East Bethany, NY, where he was an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish, as well as a scout master for more than twelve years. He and Joanne moved to Belleview, Florida in 1994. He worked as head custodian of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in The Villages, Florida until his retirement in 2006.

He enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with his family. Roger was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and was a devout Catholic. He was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida.

Roger will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but we are all comforted in the knowledge that he is now reunited with his wife, whom he dearly loved. He will be laid to rest at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. At his request, there will be no visitation or memorial services held. There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s church, Resurrection Parish, in Batavia on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Belleview-Santos Elementary School, 9600 US 441 S Belleview, FL 34420 for the media center to purchase new books so future generations can share Roger’s love of reading.

Batavia - George E. Bell, 71 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Buffalo General Hospital.

George was born Saturday, March 31st, 1951 in Batavia, a son of the late Earl Bell and Ruth Moore Bell.

George was self-employed as a contractor for nearly 40 years. He has subcontracted to Will’s Carpet One, Imperial Kitchens, Frontier Kitchens, Kitchen World, and Wortzman’s Furniture where he spent the majority of his career. Most recently, George was employed as the Maintenance Director at Leroy Manor, in Leroy, NY. A hard-working, quiet man, with a wry sense of humor he loved being home with his family after a hard day at work. George was the consummate family man. He loved working on and at his home, watching home improvement shows, and Fox News. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Sally M. (Little) Bell whom he married on August 21, 1970; his children, Kevin C. Bell, of Upper Jay, NY and Heather R. Bell of Oakfield; his granddaughter, Clara Jean Murphy; his brother, Robert (Deborah) Bell of Elba.  

He is predeceased by his son Timothy E. Bell who passed away on January 19, 1992. His parents, Earl and Ruth (Moore) Bell also predeceased George.

There are no prior visiting hours.  George's Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 26th, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia. A luncheon reception will directly follow the service at Calvary Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or to his family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

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