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Caledonia ~ Robert L. Shoemaker III (Shoe, Bob), age 54 on 3/28/22.  Predeceased by his grandparents, William and Catherine Heuer, cousin, Gary Heuer Jr. and his god-mother, Nancy L. Heuer.  Survived by his mother, Gail (Kevin "Pa") Bovill; his father, Robert (Helen) Shoemaker II; his son, Bobby (Gabrielle) Shoemaker IV; his daughter, Madison Shoemaker (James Sickles); his fiancé, Lisa Murphy; uncles, Gary Heuer and Karl (Debra) Heuer; his Heuer cousins, Michael Heuer, Gretchen Micheaux, Spencer, Kyle and Tyler Heuer, along with all the Whiteside cousins and his best friend, David Lang.

     Bob was truly amazing!  His greeting "Hello Sweetheart" or "Thanks Honey" will leave many broken hearts.  Bob's most cherished role was being a dad to Bobby and Madison.  His memory will live on through them.

     Everyone is welcome to join the family on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Jones Hall, 366 Leicester Road (Rt. 36), Caledonia.

     Memorials are suggested to either Wilmot Cancer Center or the Caledonia Lions Club.

     Condolences may be shared with Bob's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Shoemaker and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Betty Dorothy Tracy (Roberts) passed quietly of natural causes at her home in Batavia, NY on Friday morning, October 1, 2021.She was surrounded by her loving family and was listening to her favorite music by the late Johnnie Ray. She was 89 years old.

Betty was predeceased by her husband John F. Tracy. She was also predeceased by six siblings, two of whom had also emigrated to North America. She is survived by her younger sister Elsie Roberts of Oshawa, ON. She is survived by her six children: Carol (Peter) Wardill of Epsom, Surrey, UK; Linda Tracy (Richard Smith) of Batavia, NY; Diane Tracy of Jacksonville, FL; Vincent (Elizabeth) Tracy of Houston, TX; Stephen (Tracey) Tracy of Beaverton, OR; and Denise (Troy) Vereecken of Bergen, NY. In addition, she is survived by fifteen grandchildren and an ever-growing number (currently at 11.5) of great-grandchildren. She is greatly loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the pond for whom she was “Aunt Bette.”

A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor on Saturday April 9th, 2022 from 1:00-3:00PM at Batavia Country Club 7909 Batavia-Byron Rd. Batavia, New York 14020. Please join us.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org. To leave 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.

mancuso.jpg  Beverly B. Mancuso, 95, of Batavia passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday March 29, 2022. She was born on December 5, 1926 in Portage, New York to the late Ivan and Harriet (Barnes) Boss. In addition to her parents, Beverly is predeceased by her husband; Joseph L. Mancuso.

Mom was a lifelong lover of horses. Her happiest days as a child were when she would take off on her horse early in the morning and ride all day. She called herself a true wanderer at heart (something that Dad sparked). Beverly’s first 8 years of school were in a one-room schoolhouse. She was in 4-H, was a majorette with the Attica Concert Band. Beverly held many jobs, she was a waitress, bank teller (had to stop working at the bank when she got pregnant since women could not be seen pregnant in the workplace!), a receptionist at St. Joseph's Parish, sold uniforms for St Joseph's School, worked at St. Jerome Hospital, Hans Moeller’s Jewelers, Darien Lake and absolutely without a doubt enabled Dad to create the world's first business incubator by keeping everything together at home (domestic engineer), as well as helping at the Batavia Industrial Center by operating the switchboard and being the receptionist and secretary.

She is survived by her children; William J. (Melissa) Mancuso of OH., Beverly Mancuso of Batavia, B. Thomas (Jinny) Mancuso of Batavia, Robert L. (Sandra) Mancuso of Batavia and Anthony I. (Cathy) Mancuso of Elba; brother Ivan P. Boss of Attica and Donald (Sue) Boss of TN; 5 grandchildren Joseph, Jordan, Jenna, Isabella and Carmen Mancuso, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thank you to Sandy Maniace, for being Mom’s caring companion and friend, a true gift from God.

Mom loved spending time with her family, and always enjoyed attending any and all events involving her beloved grandchildren.  There are countless stories and wonderful memories for all of us to carry forward in loving memory of this most amazing Mother, Friend, Grandmother, Aunt.  A strong woman who lived her life with honor, kindness and class, Mom will be greatly missed.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately for the family. Mrs. Mancuso will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Last Chance Corral, 5350 Old Rt. 33 Athens, OH 45701.  To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Oakfield- Yvonne M. Beverly, 74 of Oakfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 7, 1947 in Batavia, New York to the late Joseph Cardinali and Jennie (Galline) Nesbitt. Yvonne is predeceased by her parents and her favorite dog Dakota.
 
Yvonne loved fiercely and was everyone’s “Nana”.  She was a dedicated wife and mother who gave selflessly.  She enjoyed spending time with her family & friends and was proud of her children and grandchildren.  Everyone who met her loved her heart, her wit and her sassiness.  She was an amazing cook and the kitchen was the heart of her home.  The door was always open for anyone who entered.    
 
Yvonne is survived by her husband of 55 years, James Beverly and four children, Richard (Mary) Turi, Christine (Kevin) Fischer, Kerry (David) Beitz, and Kelly (Benjamin) Whitmore. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian (Teresa) Fischer, Bradley (Jennifer) Fischer, Jennie (Steven) Hawkins, Ashley Jenks, Evan and Natalie Whitmore and great-grandchildren, Lauryn, Camden and Kinsley Hawkins, Jackson and Ellery Fischer, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. Yvonne is survived by her brothers, Joseph (Sonny) and Sharon Cardinali and James Cardinali.
 
Family and Friends may call on Saturday (April 2, 2022) from 10 am to 12 noon at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. Yvonne’s Memorial Service will immediately follow visitation at 12 noon with Rev. Marty MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alliance Foundation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY 14263, to support the comforting services offered to patients by the therapy dogs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute that Yvonne loved during her appointments. 

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


Dolores M. (Oley) Java, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2022 at age 79. Dolores was born and raised in the Buffalo area, and lived in Lancaster before moving to Corfu to raise her family. She was the loving wife of James Java Sr. for 54 years, and the mother of James Java Jr. (Kara Bren), and Joelle (Marty) Mendola. She was the daughter of Edward Oley and Emily (Napieralski) Oley, the sister of Joanne Turner and Judy (Richard) Schanz, the grandmother "Beamie" of Xavier and Marek Mendola, and the sister-in-law of John (Donna) Java Jr. and Joel and Carol Java. Her devotion to her husband, children, and grandchildren, to her parents and her sisters, to many other close family members and cherished friends, and to her church, were her life. Those of us she leaves behind will never forget her as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and as a kind and thoughtful sister and friend; with humor and a beautiful smile, she truly made a house a home. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke at 11 AM on Friday, April 8, 2022. Donations in Dolores’s name may be made to All Babies Cherished (Batavia), Roswell Park Cancer Institute, or Gateway Home Attica.

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

Paul R. Raines, Sr., 93, of Alexander, passed away on March 23, 2022.

Paul was born September 21, 1928 in Darien, the son of the late Harry and Kathryn (Klossner) Raines.

Paul was the founder of P & D Equipment, Sales and Service in Alexander, which he operated with his seven children.  Prior to P & D Equipment, Sales and Service, he worked at Buckenmeyer Brothers Dairy Farm and sold real estate for United Farm Agency.  Paul was a member of West Bethany Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Alexander Fire Department.  He was an avid hunter, who loved entertaining and will be remembered for his dancing, singing and sense of humor.  Paul graduated from Alexander Central School in 1946.

Surviving are his children, Dennis G. (Barb Phillips) Raines of Batavia, Renee M. (Robert) Smith of Batavia, Kevin M. (Darlene) Raines of Alexander, Eric C. Raines, Sr. of Alexander and Brian J. (Michelle) Raines of Bethany; daughter-in-law, Michele Raines of Lyndonville, 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Paul is the husband of the late Catherine Raines, who passed away on January 1, 2016.  Also preceded in death by his sons, Paul R. Raines, Jr. and Mark W. Raines and his sister, Irene Sundberg.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 West Bethany Road, East Bethany.  Paul will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 West Bethany Road, East Bethany, NY 14054 or Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336 Alexander, NY 14005.

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

stuckey_mary-photo1.jpgMary E. Stuckey, 62 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (March 25, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born February 19, 1960 in Vero beach, Florida, a daughter of the late Donald and Betty Dickens Morrow.

Survivors include her siblings, Anita (Roger) Weiss, Donna Whitehead, Joann Chissom, Patricia Morrow, Donald Morrow and Eugene Morrow. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

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.

 

Byron - Joseph Kuzma, born in Buffalo, N Y. July 13, 1946 to Henry and Helen (Wachowiak) Kuzma. He was an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War; stationed in Japan. He attended the University Of Buffalo for his undergraduate studies and graduated from the University of Toledo, Ohio Pharmacy School. Following graduation, he worked in pharmacies in Toledo and Sandusky, Ohio. In 1976, he returned to Western New York to work in the V.A   pharmacy in Batavia. Joseph also worked at the V.A. pharmacies in Canandaigua and Rochester. He retired from the VA in 2003.

He is survived by his wife Rita ( Kowalczyk ) Kuzma whom he married on August 8 1970 and his son Joseph Jonathan.  Joseph is predeceased by his father, mother, brother Henry, sister Theresa, and  daughter Jennifer. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

Joseph enjoyed golf and traveling. His travels took him to Europe, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Family and Friends may call from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday (March 31, 2022) at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue in Bergen. Joseph's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 am at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street in Bergen. Burial with military honors will follow in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY 14506 or Byron Rescue Squad, PO Box 210, Byron, NY 14422.

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

Batavia - Geraldine Thompson, 95, of Batavia passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Thompson was born Tuesday, February 15th, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan a daughter of the late Henry and Katherine.

Geraldine is the wife of Gerald A. Thompson who passed away on May 2, 2014.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Judy) Thompson of Detroit, Michigan, Joanne Venema and Peggy Walden, both of Corfu; five grandchildren, David "Chip" Walden, Craig Walden, Andrea Thomas, Amanda Williams and Amy (Brandon) Seliger; seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Mr. & Mrs. Thompson will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Darien Bible Church, 9762 Simonds Road, Corfu, New York14036. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

gouinlock_harold_-_photo1.jpgHarold Strachan Gouinlock, 93 of Alexander, passed away March 24th, 2022 at the Edna Tina Wilson Living Center in Rochester where he had resided since August of 2021. 

He was born in Batavia, New York March 13th, 1929, the son of the late Harold and Marie Lindsey Gouinlock.  He graduated from Batavia High School in 1947.  From there he attended Cornell University where he majored in engineering. 

He then joined the Army and went overseas to fight at the front lines in the Korean War.  He rose to the rank of sergeant and was proud to become a member of the Military Police Corps during the war. 

After the war he returned to Batavia to work at the Climax Corporation, a family-owned business that manufactured the well known Bidwell Bean Thrasher.  There he was involved with engineering and testing new equipment.  Additionally he was an officer of the corporation, eventually assuming the role of President in the late 1960's. 

In the 1970's he worked at C&H Welding Supply in Batavia and eventually got back into engineering at Trojan Industries in Batavia. He worked in Trojan's engineering department for many years before retirement in 1990. 

Known as Bob by some, Gunner by others, he was well known for his love of motorcycles, guitar playing, and gun collecting.  He found great enjoyment fixing and creating mechanical things, and was always happy to help someone with an interesting mathematical or engineering question. 

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Ann Embury Gouinlock who passed away in 2014, and his sister Dorothy Gouinlock Booher. 

He is survived by his sons, Robert (Rebecca) Gouinlock of Attica and Richard (Kevin Iacovelli) of Queens New York, his grandchildren Elizabeth and William Gouinlock, along with many nieces and nephews. 

There will be no calling hours.  A private family celebration of life will be planned for a future date. 

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA, 808 Creek Road, Attica, NY 14011. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

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