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caroljmoore.jpgCarol J. Moore, 76 of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Brookdale Senior Living in Williamsville. She was born July 9, 1946 in Batavia to the late Gilbert and Annabel (Collister) Hoskins. She is preceded in death by a brother Norman Hoskins.

Carol retired from Genesee County IT Department as a System Analyst. She enjoyed gardening, walking, exercising, and traveling. Carol was a board member of the Batavia Cemetery Association and member of St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia. She was a very giving woman, often volunteering her time and giving blood.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Jon McManis of Batavia, children; Amanda (Trevor) Boquist of Saskatchewan, Canada, Tracy (Mark) Poff of CA, John “JD” (Deb) McManis of AK, Susan Kennelly of Batavia, Eric (Cindy) McManis of FL, William McManis of MI, James (Jen) McManis of Caledonia; siblings, Robert (Roxanne) Hoskins of Batavia, Charles (Katherine) Hoskins of GA, Marie Williams of Byron, 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 4 to 6:30pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A Celebration of her Life will immediately follow at 6:30pm. She will be laid to rest in Batavia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org or to Batavia Cemetery Association, 22 Fisher Park, Batavia, NY 14020. 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, NY 14020.

dianeadimick.jpgDiane A. Dimick, 85 of Stafford, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at LeRoy Village Green. She was born December 13, 1936 in Woburn, MA to the late Robert and Jennie May (Rudolph) Barber. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard J. Dimick and two siblings.

Mrs. Dimick was a longtime member of Stafford Methodist Church and worked many church dinners with her husband and also a member of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her children, Deborah Lynn (Joe Cronin) Dimick of Scottsville, Michelle Ann (Matt) Haire of Derry, PA; Paul R. Dimick of Houston, TX.

Friends are invited to a 10:00am Celebration of her Life, on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stafford Methodist Church, 6134 Main St., Stafford, NY 14143. 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, NY 14020.

Beverley Fee McCracken Widdowson had her faith become sight on September 15, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home. Mom lived most of her life in Bergen and was a 1955 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School. She married Ronald McCracken on February 9, 1957. Together they raised 5 girls. Mom and Dad loved the Lord, serving Him, and turning strangers into friends. They also enjoyed entertaining, fixing breakfast at a park, having their grandkids spend the weekend, going to Muckdog games, and visiting the Outer Banks with family and friends. Mom was happiest when taking care of someone, supplying a meal, giving a ride, and sending a handmade card. Mom loved to sew clothes for her girls and enjoyed doing paper crafts, painting ceramics, making dolls, baking, gardening, reading, and studying the Bible. She was employed at P. W. Minor & Sons. After Dad passed away in 2011, Mom missed having a companion and someone to care for. She married M. Eugene Widdowson on April 2, 2013.

Mom is survived by her husband, Gene; sisters-in-law Ruth (late Gerald) McCracken of Batavia, Marilyn (late Roy) McCracken of Geneseo, and Linda (late William) Lubanski of York; daughters Patricia (late Lee) Davis, Cathleen (Ken) Worthington, Lori-Beth (Mark) Woodruff all of Batavia, Lisa (Daniel) Rieks of Tennessee; son-in-law Paul Gordon of Virginia; and Mom to many more children of the heart, including her loving and faithful niece Cindy (Ron) Speicher. She is also survived by granddaughters Danielle (Steven) Clark of Batavia, Stephanie Barber of Oregon, Elizabeth (Gabriel) Minniear of Brooklyn, Emilie Barber of LeRoy, Rebecca Woodruff of Batavia, and Michaella Barringer of Batavia; nine great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Albert and Dortha (Conley) Fee; brothers Bernard (Deloris) Fee, Donald (Irene) Fee, and Robert (Florence) Fee; and sister Judith Fee. She is also predeceased by her loving first husband of 53 years, Ronald McCracken; her daughter Sheryl Gordon; her in-laws George and Kathryn (Dyke) McCracken, William and Valeria (McCracken) Phillips, and Joyce (Costich) Fee; a niece; and three nephews.

As per Mom’s request there will be no calling hours or services. Loving memorials may be made out to HomeCare & Hospice at https://homecare-hospice.org/donate-memorial/ or by calling (716) 372-2106.

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

Arrangements for Beverly were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

oneill.jpg  Sharon M. O’Neill, 80, of Batavia passed away on September 15, 2022 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Batavia on December 25, 1941 to the late Harry and Doris (Foster) Pask. In addition to her parents, Sharon is predeceased by her sister; Sandra Draper.

Sharon was born, raised and lived all of her life in Batavia. She graduated from Batavia High School. Sharon worked as a Supervisor in the workshop at Genesee Co. ARC for over 35 years, retiring in 2012. She loved working with her clients and often helped with outings and in the group homes. Sharon had such a great love for her clients that she opened her home with welcoming arms and housed several clients for years as their caregiver.

In Sharon's spare time she enjoyed going camping, going for drives in the country and stopping at garage sales. She had lots of talents and enjoyed doing ceramics, and making all sorts of crafts over the years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting making items for family and friends. She very much enjoyed baking and cooking during the holidays. Whether it be her delicious spaghetti sauce or her famous meatball cookies, they were enjoyed by all. One thing she had was to have her bacon crispy. She also liked canning many foods during the summer and making her freezer jams.

She had a great interest in Genealogy. She spent many hours and years researching her Ancestors, finding much information over the years about her family. Sharon loved tending to her fish and her fish pond. She very much enjoyed sitting and watching her fish swim back and forth in the pond. She had a passion for flowers. She loved them all. She was always tending her flower gardens and adding more flowers each year, the more colorful the better. One of her greatest loves was her animals. Whether it be her dog, Shelby or her cats, Baby and Sissy she enjoyed spoiling and playing with them. She was a very compassionate, loving, caring person who was always lending a helping hand to anyone. Sharon enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. She is greatly loved and will be missed very much by all.

She is survived by her children; Patrick (Fiancé Laura Ireland) O’Neill of Batavia, Kimberly Rice of NC., and Denene (Timothy) Bourke of Albion; siblings Doreen Roth of Batavia and Jack Pask of Batavia; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday September 22, 2022 from 4:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 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, NY 14020.

Ann Gavenda, 88, of Elba, passed away on September 14, 2022, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Batavia.

Ann was born January 27, 1934, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Irving and Margaret (Carroll) Warboys. A devoted and influential member of the Elba community - where she lived with her husband, Donald, for their 69 years of marriage - Ann was the first woman to volunteer as a first responder with the Elba Volunteer Fire Department. She continued to give back to her community throughout her life, serving as Town Clerk for 16 years, as a Boy Scout Leader, and as a driving force in the planning and fundraising behind the relocation of the historic Griffin House.

Family and friends fondly recall Ann’s love of baseball and of her Muckdogs in particular, a lifelong passion sparked when she attended the very first professional game played by the Batavia Clippers in 1939.

Ann is survived by Donald; her children, Peggy (Randy Cole) Jayme, Donald Gavenda, Paul (Tammy) Gavenda, and Gary (Sue) Gavenda; grandchildren, Phillip Gavenda, Donna (Tony) Betancourt, Cody Gavenda, Meredith Jayme, Madeleine Jayme and Bailey Gavenda; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Rob Warboys; sisters, Gretchen (Charles) Duffy and Jane (Patrick) Augello; brother-in-law, Walt Gavenda and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son, Thomas Gavenda and sisters, Sally Peyrebrune and Judith Spieler.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield, where services will be held at 12:00 p.m. also on Friday.  Ann will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Historical Society, c/o Earl Roth, 4695 Barrville Road, Elba, NY 14058.  

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

Kathleen R. Legg, 69, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly at her home, Thursday, September, 15, 2022.

She was born in Batavia on July 20, 1953, a daughter of the late Dean and Evelyn A. (Buckman) Legg. Kathleen was a graduate of Batavia High School.

Kathleen is survived by her brother, Wayne Legg; her niece, Jamie Legg and her two children.

There are no calling hours. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

redrose.jpgJoan Y. Wolfe, 93 of Batavia, originally from Varysburg, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Premier Genesee in Batavia. She was born June 6, 1929 in Buffalo to the late Gordon and Doris (Stone) Phillips. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley H. Wolfe and son-in-law James Walsh.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her beloved children, Linda (Richard) Simpson of Williamson, Larry (Kathy) Wolfe of AL, Lorrie Walsh of Batavia; brother Lamar (June) Phillips of NC, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Pleasant View Cemetery.

To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.  


Attilio S. Aloia, World War II Veteran, Textile Chemist, Sergeant-at-Arm and devoted family man. 
Attilio S Aloia, 99, died peacefully on September, 12, 2022. 

Visitation will be held on Friday September 23, 2022, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Avenue, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 am on Saturday, 25, 2022 at The Church of The Immaculate Conception, 35 Mountain Avenue, Somerville. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home beginning at 8 am.

Memorial contributions maybe be made to Attilio’s memory to the Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund for The Immaculate High School, 240 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876.

For the complete obituary reflecting Mr. Aloia’s life, directions, and condolences, please visit www.CusickFuneralHome.com.

liz.jpg  Liz Dick passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2022 in Rochester, NY at the age of 45. She was born to Gregory Dick and Karen Balkwill-Dick on July 2, 1977. She is predeceased by her father Gregory Dick, her grandparents Genny and Larry Balkwill; her Grandmother Helen Johnson and many beloved pets.  

Liz went to Batavia High School; she then earned her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Brockport and later completed her Master’s degree. Liz was employed with National General Insurance as an Associate Manager of Claims. Liz has worked in the Insurance industry for over twenty years. Liz enjoyed Reading, Diamond Art, watching TV/movies with friends as well as the Arts. Liz loved to travel including cruises, going to Disney, as well as going on local wine tours. Liz’ ability to touch someone’s soul was endless, she was a friend to many and was happy to do anything if it was with those she loved. She was a generous and thoughtful person who loved finding and giving someone the perfect gift.  Liz loved animals from the deepest part of her heart, she was known for rescuing many kinds of four-legged friends. Liz has volunteered her time and resources to various animal organizations over the years. Liz brought people together with her love of trivia, both hosting and playing.  She has played Euchre with friends for over 20 years. Liz was a member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls until she was 21.

Survivors include her mother Karen Balkwill-Dick; her niece Felicity Dick; her best friend Stephanie Norton, her godchildren Trey Nielsen and Abby Nielsen; her best friend Rachel Coughlin; her best friend Billie Lape; and many, many other friends and relatives.  Also left behind are her faithful four-legged kids Cooper, Penny, Chewy, and Comet.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday September 20, 2022 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at 11:00AM. Liz will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery on Clinton Street Rd. in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call 585-343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Medina - Sterling E.  Lewis, 74, of Medina passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on January 6th, 1948 in North Hornell, a son of the late Edward Lewis and Wilma Kernan Lewis. 

He proudly served his country with the United States Navy from 1968-1970. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and darts. His family would like to thank the staff at the VA Medical Facility in Batavia for the excellent care their father received while he was under their care. 

Surviving are his daughters, Terri Lewis  of Basom and Stacey Fanton of Attica; five grandchildren, Sean (Kathleen) Vasko, Kaitlyn Johnson, Alyssa Lyons, Logan Lyons and Olivia Fanton; his sisters, Arlene Eldridge of Cameron Mills and Vicky (Jeffrey) Mullin of Batavia along with nieces and nephews. 

He is predeceased by his sisters, Beverly Combs and Marlene Lewis. 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where military honors will follow visitation. He will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western New York Heroes, 1001 East Delevan, Suite #13, Buffalo, NY 14215. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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