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Basom - Jeanette N.  Benben, age 90, member of the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Orchard Rehab and Nursing Center in Medina.

She was born Monday, May 18th, 1931 in Alabama, New York a daughter of the late Norman Ostrander and Dorothy Pask Ostrander.

Jeanette is the wife of Chester P. "Chet" Benben who passed away on August 14, 2009.

Surviving are her children, Daniel (Monica) Benben of Plano, Texas, Ronald (Late Paula) Benben  of Basom, and Norma (Gary) Seever  of Medina; her sister, JoAnn (John) Tauscher of Oakfield; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She is predeceased by her grandson, Brandon Benben and her brother, Donald (Beatrice) Ostrander.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 7 pm. She will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Jeanette’s name, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Bergen - Martin B. Leggo, 94 of Bergen passed away on Monday, (December 27, 2021) at his home.

Mr. Leggo was born June 15, 1927 in Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Baddick) Leggo. Martin was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, JoAnn (Peters) Leggo.

Marty was a Navy veteran of World War II, and bricklayer with over 70 years in BAC Local 3 of Rochester. He was an accomplished Beagler, past President and lifetime member of the Pioneer Beagle Club.

Surviving are his children, Jacqueline "Jacky" (Ronald "Skip") Smith, Kathleen "Kathi" (Fred “Freddy”) Mintz, and Martin "Joe" Leggo; grandchildren, Kyle Pangrazio, Rebecca "Becki" (fiance Mark Robbins) Rodriguez, Joseph "Joey" Mintz, Colby Leggo, Justine (Tim) Ramos, Dawn (Rob) Marsceill, Abby (Ryan) Rutherford, Beth (Steve) O'Shea, Cathi Zimmer; great-grandchildren, Jo, Hunter, Joseph, Emily, Isabella, Ava, Cheyenne, Xander, Cooper, Brandon, Dominic, Cache, Ella, Gabriella, Ty, Jaiden, Kalib, and Elyssa. Marty was loved by extended family members Karen (Jack) Dearing and Richard (Vicki) Stenner. He was a mentor and great friend to many including numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 22, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. For details, please email the family at [email protected]. His wishes to have his body donated to the University of Rochester Medical School were honored. He and JoAnn will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021, a charity of the donor's choice, or tell someone a joke in his honor. Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

lewh.jpg  Lewis H. Henning, 84 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born December 26, 1937 in Pembroke, to the late George and Verna (Butler) Henning. He is preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Leland, Edward and George Henning, sister, Betty Mogenhan.

Mr. Henning was a 1956 graduate of Batavia High School. He managed supermarkets his entire career. Lou was on the Grand View Cemetery Board, Batavia Housing Authority Board and a past member of the Avon Rotary Club.

Mr. Henning is survived by his beloved wife, Carrie (Hosler) Henning of Batavia; children, Deborah (Jordan) Yager of Stafford, Bruce Henning of SC; grandchildren, Samantha (Timothy Bartz) Yager, Matthew, Jennifer, Carol Ann and Kenneth Henning; sisters, Joan (Don) Tullar of Oakfield, Linda (Glenn) Northup of Byron, Shirlene Edwards of Batavia; three great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of his Life will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Funeral Home.  ***Masks will be required at all services. ***

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grand View Cemetery Association PO Box 581 Batavia, NY 14021-0581. To share memories or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York, 14020.

Marvin Wayne Levins (Batavia, NY) passed away peacefully on December 20, 2021 at age 84.

Predeceased by his parents Earl and Elva Levins and brother Paul Levins.Survived by loving wife Rubie (Weiler), daughters, Susan Levins, Michelle (Brian) DiFiore, and grandson Steven DiFiore.Siblings James Levins, Cynthia (Richard) Hillman, Rick (Lyra) Levins, In-laws Jean (Kevin) Ayers, Ronald (Sandra) Weiler and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be held Saturday January 8th , 2pm-4pm at Falvo Funeral Home located in Webster, NY Please visit www.falvofuneralhome.com for full obituary.

Elba ~ Donald M. Hall Jr., age 58, of Bridge Road, passed away on Friday (Dec. 24, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

He was born September 8, 1963 in Batavia, a son of Catherine Smith Hall and the late Donald M. Hall.

Donald will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, especially for fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine Hall; his brother, Joel (Karen) Hall of Bergen; his sister, Dawn (Rick) Calkins of Batavia; his nephews and niece, Ethan Hall, Scott (Stephanie) Calkins, Daniel (Deanna) Calkins and Meagan (Terrance) Cranston and four great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Eric Hall and a niece, Kara Hall.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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

James Alexander Spear passed away on the morning of December 26, 2021 at his home in Leroy, NY at the age of 88 years old surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 6, 1933 at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, NY to A. McKee Spear and Beatrice Wakeley Spear from Hudson Falls, NY.

Jim was a graduate of Trinity-Pawling Preparatory School and then Attended Alfred College for Electrical Engineering. After college, Jim joined the United States Air Force in 1954 where he rose to the rank of Corporal in the Fire Department at Sampson Air force Base on Seneca Lake, NY. He then was transferred to Scott Air Force Base in Illinois where he finished the remainder of his enlistment.
On July 16, 1955, Jim married the love of his life, Florence. The two had four children, Lynda Quint (late), Mark and Toni Ann, Deborah and Gary Jobson and James. Jim is also survived by ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. After the Air Force, Jim and his family moved to Buffalo, NY and lived there for several years. In 1964, Jim and his family moved to LeRoy, NY where he and Florence raised their family.

Throughout Jim’s working career, he worked for the Rating Bureau, Sentry Insurance, F.I.A. and I.R.I as a Fire Protection Engineer designing, inspecting and testing fire protection systems. He retired from I.R.I in 1994 and enjoyed retirement with Florence in LeRoy. Jim joined the LeRoy Fire Department in 1969 and served in various positions over the years. Jim served as the Superintendent of Fire Alarms for the Village, Secretary at the Fire Department, the Fire District, the Benevolent Association as well as the O-at-ka Hose Fire Company for more than 35 years. Jim was the Superintendent for the Machpelah Cemetery on North Street for many years as well.

Jim’s passion throughout his life was always centered around the fire service. His knowledge and love of everything related to fire protection earned him respect and honor from his peers. His widespread collection of fire department memorabilia that he collected throughout his career was impressive to say the least. Jim was a charter member of The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA) and also was a life-member with the National Fire Protection Association. It would not be out of the ordinary for Jim to hop in his car and drive to Rochester or Buffalo just to watch the fire scenes. In Jim’s younger years, he would regularly visit his friends at various city fire stations and truly keep his finger on the pulse of how the fire service was evolving over the decades. Jim’s uniqueness in character, ability as well as attention to detail earned him respect. Jim was never out to earn awards or recognition; his sole purpose was to ensure the safety and well-being of the communities he served.

Friends and Family are invited to join in celebrating Jim’s life well lived on Tuesday January 4th, 2022 from 2pm to 6pm at the Cameron Brady Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St. LeRoy, NY 14482. A reception will follow the service at the Oatka Hose Fire Company, 11 North Ave. LeRoy NY 14482. In lieu of flowers memorial maybe made to Oatka Fire Company. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit, www.leroyfuneralhome.com

Batavia – Timothy J. “T.J.” Shaut, age 57, of Batavia, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 23, 2021.

T.J. was born on November 7, 1964, in Batavia, a son of the late Frederick Shaut, Sr. and Arleda “Pete” Lynk Shaut.

A diehard fan of the New York Yankees, T.J. loved to cook, enjoyed a cold beer and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sister, Tammy Samanka of Batavia; nieces and nephews, Wayne Samanka, Courtney Samanka, Kali Samanka and Jessica Shaut; four great-nieces and great-nephews and longtime family friend, Bill Preston.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Fred Shaut and Raymond F. Shaut.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials in his name may be made to The Meals on Wheels Program, in care of the Batavia Senior Center, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020. In the check memorandum please designate to “Meals on Wheels”. To leave a condolence share a story or light a candle in T.J.’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Douglas W. Johnston, 63 of Attica, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at his home. Doug was born on July 25, 1958, in Batavia, NY to the late Robert C. Johnston of Batavia and Hazel (Baubie) Johnston of Oakfield. He is also preceded in death by a stepsister; Sheila (Worthington) Morse of Alexander.

He graduated from Batavia High School. Doug was a contractor working in various fields throughout his lifetime. He was an avid woodworker and landscaper.

Doug is survived by his wife, Katherine (Muniak) Johnston, his children Eric D. Johnston, Anthony R. Johnston and Kassandra R. (John) Naples, and his stepmother Nancy (Charles) Slaven. He is also survived by brothers Robert K. (Judy) Johnston of Rochester, Charles (LeAnne) Johnston of Mumford, David (Dawn) Johnston of Batavia, Steven (Cyndi) Johnston of Jacksonville, Florida, Daniel (Leslie) Johnston of Stafford and Scott (Margaux) Johnston of Oakfield; sisters Sherryl (Greg) Shultz of Bethany, Sandra (Rick) Kosciolek of Batavia, and Pamela (Rance) Choate of Attica. Stepbrothers Dale (Cathy) Worthington of Byron, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Worthington of Batavia, James (Debbie) Worthington of Pavilion, Steven (Carla) Earle of Lyndonville, Jason (Shannon) Earle of Ohio. Stepsisters Gloria (Roger) Smith of Batavia, Dawn (Wilbur) Gray of Batavia, Brenda (James) Alvut of Batavia, Lisa (Thomas) Pattridge of East Pembroke, Yvonne Ortiz of Irondequoit, Patricia Bootes of Rochester and Sheila Colombo of Tennessee. Sister-in-law Ann Taylor, brothers in law Gene Muniak and Ken (Penny) Muniak and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00AM Friday December 31, 2021 at the Alexander Fireman’s Rec. Hall 10708 Alexander Rd. Attica, NY 14011. A luncheon will follow.

Donations may be made to Attica Fire Department or Alexander Fire Department. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia ~ Mary A. Wingate, age 86, of Clinton Street Road, passed away Sunday morning (December 26, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     She was born July 14, 1935 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Julius and Beatrice (Preziuso) Musilli.

     Mary retired as a Toll Collector from the N.Y.S. Thruway Authority in 1999.  She was devoted to family and friends, her faith and was an active member of the church.

     Mary will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

     She will be sadly missed by her daughters, June Embert (Donald Vick) of DE, Janice (Luis) Cotto of Batavia and Susan (Stephen) Patruska of OK; daughter-in-law, Susan Gardner of Batavia; sister-in-law, Irene Musilli of Cheektowaga; former husband, Ralph Gardner of Clarence; grandchildren, Nicholas (Mary Ellen) Embert, Jacquelyn (William) Sofia, Michelle Gardner and Stephanie (Joseph) Krause; 9 great-grandchildren, along with nieces, nephews and many treasured friends.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Wingate; son, Kenneth Gardner; brother, Oliver Musilli and dear friend, Joseph Stella.

     Family and friends are invited to her Rite of Christian Burial on Friday, Dec. 31 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. (Facemasks are required to be worn inside the church)  Interment will follow in the Mumford Rural Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Parish.

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

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

Joanne Scroger, 90, of Medina, passed away on December 24, 2021 at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Joanne was born November 26, 1931 in Medina, a daughter of the late George and Margaret Goldsmith.

Joanne enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, soap operas and the Buffalo Bills.  

Surviving are her daughter, Margaret (Rick) Stanley; a sister, Norma Newton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Maten Scroger, son, Terry Scroger and a great-granddaughter, Anna Scroger.

Services for Joanne will be held privately at St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Medina Fire Department, 600 Main Street, Medina, NY 14103.  

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

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



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