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Jill L. Smith, 68, of Batavia, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, December 17, 2022, surrounded by love at Crossroads House.

She was born December 21,1953 in Rochester, NY, the only child of the late Howard and Laura (Martin) Walrath of Avon, NY and wife of the late Rodney Smith of Corfu, NY.

Jill began working for New York State right after graduating high school and spent most of her career working for the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office, where she retired from in 2008. One of her greatest passions in life was helping others. After retirement from the State, she worked as a private Nanny and as a bus aide at Byron-Bergen School district, but she found much fulfillment in working for Healthy Living at Rochester Regional Health as a Peer Educator where she met with community members in the GLOW region to educate them on the importance of cancer screening, a cause very near and dear to her heart after her own battles with breast cancer. 

In her free time Jill was an avid trapshooter who won several state championships, a curious traveler who always enjoyed an adventure and seeing the world, a green thumb who prided herself on her creative and vibrant gardens every spring, a passionate and life-long Buffalo Bills fan through the good years and bad who loved being at games, and an accomplished cook and baker. 

Jill was a warm and loving person. Her family and friends were always paramount to her, and she loved her daughter Meghan, husband Michael, and dog Mozart with everything she had. 

She is survived by her husband, Michael Mager of Batavia and daughter, Meghan Gallagher of Batavia.

The family would like to thank so many friends for their support over the last five months and the staff at Crossroads House for their compassionate care of Jill at the end of her fight. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to call and share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday, December 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.  A celebration of Jill’s life will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 11a.m. at Pembroke Community Church, 692 Main Road, Pembroke, NY. 

A private graveside ceremony for family and close friends will take place at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be offered to Penn Medicine where a fund has been set up in her name to support research for BRCA genetic mutations and Glioblastoma:  http://givingpages.upenn.edu/rememberingjillsmith or Crossroads House. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.  Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Batavia - Frances Lydia Burling, 81 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, (December 17, 2022) at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Batavia.

Ms. Burling was born October 21, 1941 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John P. and Lydia Dorothy (Schultz) Burling.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia for over 40 years and was a devout Christian who enjoyed studying the Bible. She liked to knit and tend to her rose garden.

Surviving are her sons, John Paul (late Mary) Butler, and Jackson James Butler both of Batavia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Frances is preceded in death by her siblings, Jackson J. (late Bertie) Burling, James Edward (late Joyce) Burling, and George Burling.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday (December 21, 2022)  from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Frances' Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 5:00 pm. Burial  in West Middlebury Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

was born August 13, 1932, son of the late Julius and Sylvia George.

He grew up in Elba, NY, doing farm work and learning to drive stick shifts at an early age.

After graduating from Elba in 1950, he proudly served in combat in Korea as a member of the 2nd Infantry Division, 23rd Infantry Regiment.

Leaving the Army as a corporal, he lived in Batavia until marrying Violanda (VI) Ianni in 1957 and moving to Oakfield.

Glenn is a retiree of Batavia Metal Products, after working for Dusing and Hunt in LeRoy, and US Gypsum in Oakfield.

He had a lifelong love of animals and nature, cars, and trains.  For much of his retirement he was active in the Oakfield Historical Society, organized Batavia Metal Products retiree breakfasts, and helped plan reunion luncheons for his Elba class.

He was predeceased by VI.

Surviving are his love of 15 years Shirley; children Dave (Katie) of Fairport and Sharon (Jeff) of Batavia; sister Dorothy (Bruno) of Batavia, brother Paul (Linda) of Elba; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

His family extends their deepest gratitude and appreciation to Doctors Ifthi and Passero, nurses Cheryl and Megan, and all of the fantastic team at Wilmot Cancer Institute for more than a decade of excellent and compassionate care during his battle with multiple myeloma.

Private services, with militry honors,were held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Wilmot Cancer Institute - https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/cancer-institute/giving/make-a-gift.aspx or the Oakfield Historical Society - https://oakfieldhistory.org/. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

LeRoy ~ On Saturday, December 10, 2022, Stephen Paul Mancuso, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his home.  He was 67 years old. 

 stephen_mancuso_2_0.jpg    Stephen was a lover of life and all of the chapters in it.  People were drawn to his passion and his charisma.  His house was an open door where family and friends could gather free from judgement.  He had strong beliefs and a curious mind.  He never stopped searching for the truths of his passions and was not afraid to share with anyone willing to lend a listening ear. 

     He cared greatly for his home and took pride in keeping it pristine.  He always had a project or a job to do, and there was no job that he could not do himself.  You could find him on a ladder, mowing the lawn, cutting down a tree, planting in one of his three gardens, braiding garlic in the barn, or walking barefoot underneath the pine trees. 

     Stephen loved cinema and was a sucker for a romantic comedy.  His favorite movie of all time was ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.  He could re-watch movies over and over again and loved to show off his extensive movie collection. 

     He loved to travel and see the world from the seat of his Harley Davidson, but if you asked him, the biggest risk he ever took was not taking enough risks. 

     The last year of his life, he became a grandfather to Maverick Stephen Chatham.  He shared with all that this was his greatest gift.  He could not brag enough about the love he had for his grandson and his children.

     He is survived by children, Christina Chatham (Mancuso) and Matthew Mancuso; son-in-law, Shane Chatham; grandchild, Maverick Chatham; siblings, Lynn Rapone, Paul (Wendy) Mancuso and Gene (Melanie) Mancuso; nieces and nephews, Brandi Rapone, Heather Rapone, Emily Mancuso, Morgan Mancuso, Corey Mancuso, and Grace Mancuso.

     Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Paul Mancuso and his mother, Dale Ann (Dool) Mancuso.

     A memorial gathering celebrating Stephen’s life will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 2 – 5 PM at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Steet Road, LeRoy, New York 14482.  At 5 PM family and friends are welcome to share stories about Stephen.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Stephen’s memory can be made to LeRoy Sports Boosters.  Stephen loved LeRoy sports and participated in the wrestling and football programs during his high school years.  Checks can be made payable to: LeRoy Sports Boosters.  If unable to attend the visitation, checks can be mailed to LeRoy Sports Boosters, c/o LeRoy High School, 9300 South Street Road, LeRoy, New York, 14482.

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

marsh.jpg On December 15, 2022, Lyle H. Marsh Sr., passionate horseman and loving father of four children, passed away at the age of 81. Lyle was born on November 10, 1941 in Oswegatchie, New York to Roy and Mary (Haskins) Marsh. 

Introduced to horse racing at an early age, he dedicated his life to the profession and sport. Throughout much of his life he managed a stable of more than 20 horses, while simultaneously holding a full-time job with the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York as a welder and fabricator. 

He fathered four successful children; three children, Carla, Betty, and Hank with his first wife, Agnes Malady and later, one child, Anthony, with Karen Marini-Marsh.

Lyle’s passion was the horse business, and particularly, harness horse racing. He got his start as a teenager and maintained this great love throughout his life. This passion pushed him into every aspect of the business, finding success as an owner, trainer, and driver. He was also known as one of the best blacksmiths in the state. He was a lifetime member of both the United States Trotting Association and the Western New York Harness Horseman’s Association.

Lyle was preceded in death by his father, Roy, and his mother, Mary. Also, by his siblings, Wayne, Ronny, Lester, and Sylvia. He is survived by his four children, his wife, Karen, as well, his siblings, Wayde, Neil, Suzanne, Sharon, and Roy (Junior).

There will be no prior calling hours. A 1:30PM Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday December 18, 2022 at The City Church (St. Anthony’s site) 114 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020.  A Graveside Service will be held on at the Oswegatchie Cemetery around Independence Day. The family would like to thank you for your part in a life well lived.

To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

James E. Kryman, 83, of Batavia passed away peacefully on December 15, 2022 at his home. He was born on October 9, 1939 in Batavia to the late Albert and Orial (Bluman) Kryman. In addition to his parents, Jim is predeceased by twin grandsons; Brandon and Troy Sheeler.

During Jim’s 41 years at Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia, he enjoyed the golf and bowling leagues he was a part of. Even after he retired, Jim continued enjoying being on the golf course almost daily. He treasured his time with his family, especially during the holiday season. Jim’s three grandchildren were the light of his and Joan’s life.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years; Joan (Caborn) Kryman of Batavia; daughter Traci (Mark) Sheeler of Alexander; 2 sisters Joyce and Judy; 3 grandchildren Tyler Sheeler of Batavia, Ryan Sheeler of Alexander and Megan Sheeler of Ft. Meade, Maryland.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately. Jim will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 31 Washington Ave. in Batavia. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

dclark.jpg  Dustin D. Clark, age 34, of Silver Springs, NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 14, 2022. He was born in Rochester, NY on February 17, 1988 a son to Kim A Clark of LeRoy and Cathy C. (Forrester) Caudill of Perry.

Dustin was a 2006 graduate of Perry High School. He was a mason for Baltz Concrete in Pavilion. He enjoyed playing disc golf, corn hole, bowling, riding his motorcycle and going on family vacations. His biggest joy was times spent with his fiancée Erica and their children Sutton and Miles and attending all of the family gatherings.

He is survived by parents Cathy C. (David) Caudill of Perry, Kim A. Clark of LeRoy, fiancée: Erica Granger of Silver Springs, children: Sutton and Miles Clark, Erica’s parents: David (Lisa) Granger of Silver Springs, maternal step grandmother: Pauline Forrester of Hume, Paternal grandparents Marge Clark of Gainesville, FL., and Daniel Clark of Venis Fl., sister: Tasha Clark of Chili, NY, half-sisters: Erica Clark of Warsaw, Tonya Schlenker of Bolivar and step-sister: Teresa Hoy of LeRoy, sister-in-law: Karen (Andrew) Inglis of Minoa, New York, nieces and nephews: Paige and Devin Inglis, Lilliana and JT Trzecieski and Tavis Lakin, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Robert John and Jeanette (Klatt) Forrester.

Family and friends may call from 3-6pm on Monday December 19th, 2022 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where Services will follow at 6pm.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be directed to Lisa Granger P.O. Box 246 Silver Springs, NY 14550 to start up a trust fund for Dustin’s children. 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.

arlana.jpg  With loved ones by her side, Arlana Pathammavong, 39, of North Tonawanda, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2022 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was born on September 8, 1983 in Batavia to the late Samlane Pathammavong and Diane (Wiedenhofer) Pathammavong of Brockport.

Not all of her loved ones were there to say goodbye, because one room, any room, could never hold the number of people who loved Arlana, much less all of the people who she shined her love upon during her time with us. Arlana, Lana, The Asian, Auntie Lana, The Ambassador of Happiness, A Fierce Warrior, A Legacy of Kindness, A Light, Sunshine… all of the nicknames which could be used to describe the living example of generosity, joy, kindness, positivity, light, caring, loyalty, and love - they all belong to her.  

Arlana was born to this world with a love to be shared. As she grew she learned to share her gift.  She left a lasting impression on everyone she crossed paths with.

Lana’s love left nothing unsaid. It needed no words - though words were often used. A handwritten note, soul-stirring text, a deep, soulful social-media post encouraging positivity and joy, a conversation over dinner (for which she often paid - much to the frustration of the guest), sharing her joy for simple pleasures such as fine wine, passionate food, sunsets, nature and moments… Arlana truly celebrated the beauty and preciousness of moments.

“I am on a journey to encourage people to be the best version of themselves possible,” - Arlana. The truth is, Lana, we all know that to be the best version of ourselves, we need to be more like you.  

In addition to her mother, Arlana is survived by her loving, devoted partner; Sarah Tsirtsakis and her 4 children who she loved and adored, as if they were her own; Niko, Alex, Kali and Mira; siblings Jason (Mary Ellen) Reardon of Batavia, Holley (John Giessler) Reardon of Batavia; Nong (Jason) Masters of AZ., Chanta (Florence) Sayphrarath of CA., and Joy (Frangelica) Sayphrarath, and their children, along with nieces and nephews James, Thomas, Sean, as well as her beloved dogs; Adelina and Kleo.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday December 19, 2022 from 3:00-7:00PM at Northgate Free Methodist Church 8160 Bank St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday December 20th at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia or the Northgate Free Methodist Church. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

Louise G. Post, 91, of Elba, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022.  She is now at peace with our Savior and free from the bondage of a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease.

Louise was born April 15, 1931 in Alexander, a daughter of the late Harold and Joy (Wight) Goodman.

Louise was a charter member of the Elba Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a member of the Elba Presbyterian Church.  Louise loved her family, Christmas time, cooking, baking, reading and canning.  After her retirement from M & T Bank, she remained active in church, auxiliary and community activities while always being available for any and all of her family.

Surviving are her husband of 72 years, Kenneth Post; children, John (Cheryl Totten) Post, Daniel (Kim) Post, Marcia (Todd) White, Janet (Judd) Ewell and Laurie (Pete) Torpey; grandchildren, Jason (Stacy) Post, Kailynn (Kyle) Stacy, Jeffrey (Janette) Post, Joy (Rich) Brewer, Holly (Shawn) Stoneham, Megan (Will) Hoffman, Brad (Nicole) White, Elizabeth (Fred) Turner, Derek (Deanna) Torpey, Chelsey (James) Vacanti and Cody (Michayla) Torpey; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Johncox and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Bowen and Stella Peck; brother, Kenneth Goodman; sister-in-law, Nancy Horton and her daughter-in-law, MariJane Post.  

Calling hours are Tuesday, December 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Louise's funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m.  She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058, Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058 or Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020, www.homecare-hospice.org/donate/

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

burr_james_-_photo1.jpgJames A. Burr “Burr Dog”, 65 of LeRoy, passed away suddenly on Saturday (December 10, 2022) at his residence.

He was born January 18, 1957 in Batavia, a son of the late Albert and Phoebe Babbage Burr.

James was an avid Grateful Dead-Head and loved the outdoors. He was thought of as a great man and was known as a giver and not a taker.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Clark Burr, step-children, many friends and his beloved canine companion, Cody.

Family and friends may call on Friday (December 16th) from 4-6 pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.

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

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

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