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Diane E. Howe Strock, 62, of Byron, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at her home.  A Celebration of Diane's Life will be announced at a later date.  

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

Arrangements for Diane were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

winters_henry_-_photo.jpgHenry M. Winters “Bo” “Hank”, 82 of Akron, passed away peacefully Tuesday (May 18, 2021) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1939 in Buffalo, a son of the late Henry and Nora Wagner Winters.

He served his country with the U.S. Army from 1963-1965. Hank was a pipe fitter for U.A. Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local 22 prior to his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his son, Russell Winters of Endicott, NY. Stepchildren, Sharon Winters of Akron and Barbara Wild of Buffalo. Sisters, Terri DiCesare of Lancaster and Renie Deck of Cheektowaga. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife’s, Bonita Louise Winters and Judy Winters and daughter, Leslie Winters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (May 22nd), 11am at High Point Church, 1163 Main Rd., Corfu, NY 14036.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WWERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST.., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

dellambryant.jpgDella Mae Bryant, 82 of Attica, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Absolute Care of Aurora Park in East Aurora. She was born in Batavia, on March 27, 1939 to the late Frederick and Elsie (Linsey) Lapp. She is preceded in death by a sister-in-law LouAnn Lapp.

Della held many administrative positions through her career and retired from NYS Correctional Department at Attica State Prison.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Dawn (Richard) Harvey of Lancaster, siblings, Charles Lapp of Darien Center, Gwenn Amedick of Springfield, VA, grandsons, Jeremy (fiancée Sarah Piasecki) Harvey, Sean (Amy) Harvey, one niece and two nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, Bennington.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required at the Funeral Home, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica, Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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, New York 14011.

LeRoy ~ Edith M. Paladino, age 88, formerly of Randall Road, passed away early Tuesday morning (May 18, 2021) at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

     She was born September 16, 1932 in Nunda, N.Y.

     Edith will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, who was well known for her baked goods.  She loved her dogs dearly and enjoyed cooking and gardening.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Paladino in 2007 and her siblings, Bob and Marie.  She is survived by her daughters, Pam Roblee and Audrey (Ron) Stella, and her son and personal care provider, Anthony Paladino, along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Edith's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Paladino and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Batavia - Daniel S. Grandillo, Jr., age 91 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.  Due to NYS DOH rules, during the past 14 months our dad was unable to enjoy visiting with family privately inside or outside in the fresh air.  It wasn't until his final days that family was allowed to visit with him in his room, two at a time without supervision from the facility.  Please advocate for our elderly in care facilities, they need to be able to enjoy the time they have left with family.  They have missed so much due to the lockdown.

He was born June 29, 1929 in Buffalo, a son of the late Daniel S. and Mary Grandillo.

Along with his late wife Patricia, they were the owners of Granny's Attic in Batavia from 1971 until 1978. He worked for 20 years at G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia retiring as a supervisor. A longtime member of the former St. Nicholas Club, he also worked for the Rochester City School District for 22 years and delivered flowers for Flowers by Dick Burton.

Daniel is predeceased by his wife Patricia Dewey Grandillo, brother & sister-in law Stephen (Beatrice) Grandillo and nephew Stephen Grandillo, Jr. 

Surviving are his daughters; Mary Ellen Davis of Denver, Colorado, Cheryl Grandillo of Batavia, Patti (Philippe) Muths of Denver, Colorado and Dana (Michael) Kelley of Clearwater, Florida, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 nieces and the son he never had Mark Tepedino.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia where services will follow immediately at 4 p.m. He will be entombed in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Memorials in his name may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Facial coverings and social distancing are encouraged.

hess.jpg  Patricia “Patty” Hess, 67, of Rochester, formerly Le Roy, passed away on May 17, 2021 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Batavia. She was born in Hornell on May 7, 1954 to the late Leon Hess II and Marta (Pascoe, Hess) Gardner.

Patty grew up in Le Roy where she graduated from Le Roy High School in 1972. She worked as an Art Illustrator at Kodak for many years and also worked at the Nature Center in Pittsford. Patty was a very talented artist, hair dresser and she loved to sew, making many of her own clothes. She loved animals, especially horses which she would often ride in her younger days. Her favorite pet was her cat “Jack”. She loved her friends and family, spending time visiting, shopping and going out for lunch.

She is survived by her siblings; Leon Hess III of TN, Dean (Joyce) Hess of Stafford and Marion (Dennis) Gorman of Wilson, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank Patty’s friends for all their support during her illness, especially Margaret and Linda for all their kindness and thoughtfulness. Patty will be sadly missed by all.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Patty will be laid to rest in Canaserega Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County SPCA www.vol4animals.org.  To leave messages of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

jane.jpg  Jane E. Costanzo, 86, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Monday May 17, 2021. She was born on March 6, 1935 in Utica to the late Patrick and Annie (Clermont) Mullen. In addition to her parents, Jane is predeceased by her children; Timothy and infant daughter Nadine; brothers Patrick Jr., Thomas and Robert Mullen; sisters Shirley Kloczkowski and Theresa Moorehead.

Jane was raised in Whitesboro, NY. She attended Whitesboro Central Schools and St. Francis de Sales High School in Utica, then went on to the College of St. Rose in Albany and University of Buffalo. She married her husband Robert Costanzo on Aug. 19, 1967 in Whitesboro. Jane taught for many years in the Catholic Schools in the Syracuse and Albany Diocese and the Whitesboro Central School district. She was a substitute teacher in the Batavia City Schools and St. Anthony’s for eight years and also taught full time at John Kennedy Elementary School as the Library Media Specialist for ten years. Jane was a member of both the NY State and Batavia Retired Teachers Associations. She was a part of the Notre Dame Prayer Group, Ascension Parish Right to Life Committee, the Ascension Bible Study Group and a former Eucharistic Minister and bereavement group member. She was a Professed Sister of St. Joseph of Carondolet for twelve years and was a member of the Devine Mercy Prayer Group. Jane will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and faith.

She is survived by her husband; Robert Costanzo of Batavia; son Scott (Shannon Broderick) Costanzo of Chili, NY; sisters Karen Kienle-Harries of FL., Cynthia (Dennis) Day of NC; grandchildren Cade and Eva Costanzo.

Visiting hours will be held 3:00-7:00PM on Monday May 24, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Tuesday May 25th at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoluem. The funeral home and church will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com or Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. in Batavia or the donor’s choice. To leave messages of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia.

rowe.jpg  Batavia - Pearl Jean Rowe, age 97, of Pratt Road, passed away Sunday morning (May 16, 2021) at home in the loving presence of her family.

Jean was born December 21, 1923 in Ashland, Kentucky, the fourth child of Malcolm Grame and Gladys Preston Flannery. She graduated from Riverside High School, Riverside, New York in 1942. She married her high school sweetheart, John Vernon Rowe, in August, 1944.

Following the end of World War II Jean and Vern continued living in the Buffalo, New York area until 1975. They then relocated to San Bernardino, California to serve with Campus Crusade for Christ where they were on staff for 17 years. Jean held many volunteer positions in her community as well as serving in various leadership capacities in churches she attended.

After 71 years of marriage and seven children Jean was preceded in death by her husband in 2016. She was also preceded in death by her eldest daughter Jeannine Preston Rowe and two great-grandchildren (Faith Anne Keyes and Aidan Mitchel Wakefield) and six siblings. Surviving children are Susan Wakefield of Batavia, NY, John (Sherry) Rowe of Lewisburg, PA, Linda (George) Renner of Owls Head, ME, Michael (Maggie) Rowe of Waynesville, NC, Lori Summer of Lafayette, IN, and Peter (Christine) Rowe of Lewisburg, PA, along with a legacy of 22 grand-children and 36 great grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Paul (Carol) Flannery and Alice Flannery Wentling.

Jean will be buried next to her husband at the Bath National Cemetery during a private interment ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Cru (formerly Crusade for Christ) at give.cru.org or World Venture, search for George and Linda Renner ministry. 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.

brucetspring.jpgBruce T. Spring, 54 of Attica, passed away on May 15, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born July 9, 1966 in Warsaw, to Wesley I. (Joan) Spring of E. Bethany and the late Dolores J. (Biehl) Spring. He is preceded in death by his wife Kate E. (Anderson) Spring, daughter Crystal N. Spring and a brother Brian G. Spring, brother-in-law David Jackett.

Bruce did maintenance at Batavia City Schools for many years. He was a wonderful father, son and brother. Bruce was loving, kind and full of humor.

Survivors include his daughters Samantha and Holly Spring, siblings Linda Jackett, Denise (Joseph) Welter, Peggy (Doug) Heywood, Cindy (Doug) Flint, Lisa (Jeff) Leach, Sheri (Paul) Miller, Alethia (Allen) Keiper, Angelique (Tim) Zielinski, sister-in-law Shelly Bienias and many other living extended family members.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in West Middlebury Cemetery.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required at the Funeral Home, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 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, New York 14011.

figlow_teresa_-_photo2.jpgTeresa A. Figlow, 74 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Saturday (May 15, 2021) at her residence under the care of her loving family and hospice.

She was born January 3, 1947 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Anthony and Jennie Tessitore LaFarnara.

Teresa spent her entire life in Batavia where she grew up, went to school, met and married her husband of 56 years and raised her 3 children and was instrumental in the rearing of her grandkids too.  She took care of many other children who to this day think of her as a second mom.  She was a constant, consistent source of support and care to her family and friends and although we all thought she worried a bit too much about us we never doubted her deep love and concern.   She could be found at home, crocheting and many people have her beautiful afghans in their homes or she was cooking and caring for her family.  She worked many jobs in the community and even for a time owned her own business. She loved collecting and has many curated collections of angels and things she loved but none as fiercely as she loved her family. 

She overcame many losses in her life and it was a quiet testimony to her deep faith. She was very private about her illness and wanted to be remembered for how she was before she fell ill.  Teresa displayed the same strength and courage to the end that she embodied in her life and was an example for all of us.  

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Figlow of Batavia. Daughter, Jodi (Steven) Coburn of Batavia. Son, Adam (Teresa) Figlow of Batavia. Brother, Nick (Kathy) LaFarnara of Batavia. Grandchildren, Shaun, Joshua, Jocelyn, Seth and Joel Coburn, Anthony, Dallas and Heath Figlow, Ashanti, Joseph, Nickolas, Noah and Emma Figlow.

She was the mother of the late Michael Figlow.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (May 19th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 9:00am at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. Teresa will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials may be offered to the family for future distributions. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

The facilities for visitation and funeral service will be restricted to 50% occupancy and facial coverings will be required.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

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