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sackett.jpg  Jean L. Sackett of Byron, NY, was born Jean Ethelind Lovejoy January 21, 1933, the youngest daughter of Charles and Mary (Richardson) Lovejoy of Victor, NY.

After graduating from Cornell University in 1953, she took a job with Proctor and Gamble doing door-to-door surveys around the country.  Upon the death of her father, Jean returned to Victor and worked as a social worker for Ontario County.  

In 1956 she married John L. Sackett, Jr., of Churchville, NY.  Jean completed her MS in Education at SUNY Brockport and taught second grade in the Byron-Bergen School District until retirement.

She bore three children; Deborah (Jay Miller), John (Rose) -both deceased, and Charles (Amy). She is also survived by five living grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held at a later date.

To leave a message of condolence please visits www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.


ruth_mcvay.jpg  Ruth M. Alwardt McVay left her earthly home on October 19, 2022, at the age of 89 for her eternal home. Ruth was born on July 13, 1933 in Darien New York. Ruth is the daughter of the late Everett Alwardt and the late Stella Post Alwardt and the wife of the late Albert McVay.

Ruth graduated from the Alexander Central School in 1956. She was employed by JJ Newberrys, for several years. She married the love of her life Albert McVay on March 23, 1957. She was a loving mom and grandmother to her children and filled the home with joy. Not only did Ruth love jokes and pranks but enlisted her family members to engage in these adventures. This was a shared trait among her and her siblings as well. She was a Member and a Sunday school teacher at West Bethany Baptist Church. Later in life she became an AWANA secretary and Sunday school helper at the Attica First Baptist Church. She was a 4-H leader for many years and enjoyed baking, gardening, and was an avid bird watcher. Ruth took a special interest in classic cars, loved taking trips, and vacations with her family, as well as friends.

Ruth is pre-deceased by her husband Albert, her sons Dennis and Lloyd, her siblings, Mildred (Harvey) Bartz, William, Harold (Mary), Keith (Diana), and Dean Alwardt.

She is survived by her children Denise McVay, Wendy (David) Parker, Bernard McVay, Sandra (Todd) Schrauger, Duane (Vickie) McVay several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 W. Bethany Road, East Bethany, NY 14054. She will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alexander Fire Department, 10505 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005. 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

Janine F. Torcello, age 69, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening Oct. 15 th , 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Janine was born Oct. 9, 1953 the only child of Kenneth and Dorothy Werner in LeRoy, New York.
Janine was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband John F. Torcello. She is survived by her daughter Brooke Tubbins (Deson) grandson Deson (DJ), granddaughter Ayla, and extended grandchildren Sariyah, Ayvianna, Maliyah, and Jalen, special friends Gayle Young, Maggie O’Brien, Anne Nenni, Dorothy, and Steve Reamer.

Janine was a 1971 graduate of LeRoy Central HS where she was active in the pep club, AFS, the GAA, Model UN, the Honor Society, the Quill and Scroll, the school newspaper (the Red & Black), the mixed chorus (the Oatkanaires), and the school yearbook (the O-At-Kan) where she was sports editor her
senior year. She was an avid bowler, a member of the girls HS Bowling Team, a score keeper for the wrestling teams and track teams. Janine was a quiet and shy person who did not like to be on stage but was very active backstage with the wardrobe and make-up crews. Janine graduated with honors with a Regents diploma and Regents scholarship. She attended SUNY Brockport where she studied journalism, library science, and English, graduating in 1975 with a BA in English.

After college Janine worked at Sylvania until its closing and then as a Buyer/Purchasing Agent at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for several years. Janine suffered a life threatening brain injury in her later years which required month’s long physical therapy where she had to relearn how to speak, write, and walk eventually requiring her to leave the workforce earlier than expected. Janine loved the Bills and the Sabers, her soap operas, reading romance novels and People Magazine, never without a cup of coffee.
She loved everything Pumpkin, coffee, muffins, pie, etc.. She loved to go to the Windmill in Penn Yan with her friends and the Fall Arts Festival at Letchworth State Park. She loved her grandchildren and would babysit often and when days were frustrating you would always hear her shout, “Calgon, Take Me Away”.

Friends may all Monday, October 24, 2022 from noon-2:00 P.M. with her Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St., LeRoy. Following her service there will be a reception at the LeRoy Country Club. To share a memory or leave a condolence please
visit, www.leroyfuneralhome.com.

Herman "Fred" Henry – Corfu, NY passed away on October 12, 2022 at the Buffalo VA Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Montoursville, PA to Herman and Alice Henry.

Fred leaves behind his wife of 25 years Bev, two sons Mathew (Nicole),and Mitchell. Step-daughter Deb (Tim) Silvernail.

Fred enlisted in the United States Army immediately following high school graduation in June of 1961. He retired after 20 years of active duty-Green Beret Special Forces.

After that he had various jobs including over the road truck driving with his wife. Fred was an avid motorcyclist, hunter, equestrian, and an animal lover. He was a member of American Legion Post # 626 in Alabama, NY– and was post commander at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

He loved spending time with his buddies, drinking coffee and telling stories. He was always willing to help any one in need or just lend a  helping hand. He was a true friend to many.

A Memorial service will be held on November 5, 2022 at 1p.m. at the American Legion Post #626, 6554 Alleghany Rd. Alabama, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to his family.  He will be laid to rest at a latter date.

gordon_kelsey.jpgGordon G. Kelsey, 85, of Rochester passed away on October 17, 2022 at his home in Rochester. He was born February 26, 1937 at Batavia Hospital, Batavia, NY to the late Earl and Fannie (Williams) Kelsey. Gordon is preceded in death by his sister Hazel (Kelsey) Miller, brothers Daniel Kelsey, Robert Kelsey and Deforest “Bill” William Kelsey.

Gordon’s generosity was exemplified by his continued service throughout his life. He served in the U.S. Army from September 1957 to September 1959 at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he met his wife, Gayleen and the two married on February 15, 1960. He was a former president of the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department in Alexander, NY, the first Honorary Lifetime member of the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, in Ballston Spa, NY, member and Chaplain of the American Legion in Camp Verde, AZ, prepared meals for nursing home residents in Cottonwood, AZ and volunteered and ran the food pantry for St. Vincent de Paul in Camp Verde, AZ for close to 15 years.

Gordon had a love for his family, children and grandchildren. He was a youth coach for all of his 6 children. Although he and Gayleen retired to Arizona over 20 years ago, they spent many of those years “on the road” visiting their children and 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, throughout the U.S.  While doing so, Gordon and Gayleen had a goal of visiting as many states in the U.S. as possible, hitting 47 of the 50.

He is survived by his sons Darrell (Kathy), Don (Tammy), Charles (Belinda), Kyle (Deborah), and Neil (Robin) Kelsey, daughter Ann (Gregory) O’Brien, his grandchildren, Joseph, Kathryn (Scar), Kaitlyn, Kody, Joshua (Jessica), Jacob, Ryan, Kortney, Marybeth, Matthew, Kendal, and Ethan Kelsey, Evan and, Kelsey O’Brien, his great grandchildren, Anthony and Ashton Kelsey, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave., Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00am Mass will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish. He will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery, Corfu on Monday, October 24 at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Camp Verde Conference, 781 E. Cliffs Pkwy., Camp Verde, AZ 86322. 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.

The Family would like to thank the Rochester Regional Hospice nurses Gail and Sheri. Along with his caregivers Karyn, “T”, and Tanya.

williamhwalters.jpgWilliam H. Walters, went to be with our Lord on October 18, 2022 after being at Wyoming County Community Hospital following a fall at home. Bill, as he was known, was born April 1, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is the son of the late Ruth (Harvey) Walters and William R. Walters. Bill is preceded in death by his first wife Betty, who died in 1969 and his son Billy, who died in 1980.

Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948 and again in 1952-1954. He was Honorably Discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. Bill was a chemical engineer who studied at Lehigh University in PA. He worked at Bell Aerospace as part of the team that worked on the Mercury Space Project. He later worked for Linde and retired from Sherwood Selpac in Lockport as QC manager.

He was a 62 year member of the Masonic Fraternity and served as presiding officer of four concordant bodies. He was a devoted member of Attica Trinity UMC serving many years as treasurer and trustee. His prior service was at Kenmore Presbyterian Church as Elder before moving to Attica.

Bill was a beloved father, husband and friend of many. He was known to be able to fix anything, and over 200 clocks were cleaned and running again for countless people, as well as his own collection, over the years. In his retirement years he loved the serenity of country life, watching wildlife and feeding the birds.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy (Baum) Walters, daughter Peggy (George) Page, sons George (Sharon), Mark Cleveland, David Cleveland, Tom (Gianna) Cleveland, and Jim (Becky) Cleveland, grandchildren Nich & Danny Hart, Ben, Jake & Sam Walters, and Molly & Shane Cleveland, great grandchildren Ashley, Layla, Zeke & Ozzie Hart.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest with Military Honor’s in Elmlawn Cemetery, Kenmore. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 Main St, Attica, NY 14011, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, www.roswellpark.org, or to any Military, Masonic and Animal charities. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.

photo.pngNancy Diane (Koert) Ameigh passed away on October 12, 2022 at her home in Audubon, PA. Born on September 15, 1942 and raised in Batavia, NY, Nancy was the beloved daughter to the late Russell Ellsworth Koert and Ruth Regina (nee Keidel).

Upon graduating from Corfu High School in 1960, Nancy went on to attend Syracuse University and later marry Richard M. “Rich” Ameigh. Together they shared 51 years of happiness watching their family blossom. Nancy was a devoted wife, wonderful mother to Matthew M. Ameigh (Lisa), and Elizabeth A. Ameigh, fantastic grandma to Cameron and Charlotte, sister to Arthur Koert, an Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, and a friend to many. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Russell Koert Jr., Sylvia (Koert) Cecere, and Kathleen (Koert) Trader. She will be greatly missed by all who love her.

Nancy dedicated her life to being the best mom and grandma and her family was her greatest joy. In her free time, she loved her artwork, baking her signature chocolate chip cookies and volunteering. She was an active member of the Audubon Women’s Club for over 40 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to Nancy’s Life Celebration on Saturday October 22, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19401.

Donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to the Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/donate or the American Lung Association at https://action.lung.org/.

To share your fondest memories of Nancy, please visit www.lifecelebration.com, 610-277-7000. 

Local arrangements are entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Pavilion ~ Virginia E. “Ginny” Fagan, age 90, formerly of Hartwell Road, passed away on Monday (Oct. 17, 2022) at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence.

   virginia_fagan_newspaper_0.jpg  She was born January 15, 1932 in Castile, NY, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred Overholt Edwards.

     Ginny was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.  She cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and travelling with her husband, Richard.

     She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Richard; son, Gerald (Marianna) Fagan; grandchildren, Alexis Czaja, Melissa (Jonathan) McPoland and Joshua (Mackenna) Fagan; great-grandchildren, Jeannelle MacPherson, Skylar Fronczak, Benjamin Fronczak, Johnathan Licata, Brayden McPoland and Declan Fagan; sisters, Rose Anchor and Shirley (Les) Burling; sister-in-law, Barbara Edwards, along with many nieces, nephews and close friends.

     She was predeceased by her daughter, Peggy Gartlan; brother, Ernest Edwards; grandson, Phillip Czaja and brother-in-law, Edward Anchor.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, Oct. 21 from 2 ~ 4 PM and 6 ~ 7:30 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her Service of Remembrance will be held at 7:30 PM.  Private interment in Fairview Cemetery, Pavilion.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Alzheimers Association or the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy.

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

LeRoy ~  Marv Roblee, age 76, of Linwood Road, passed away Sunday afternoon (Oct. 16, 2022) at home surrounded by his loving family.

   newspaper_marvin_roblee_0.jpg  He was born October 12, 1946 in Buffalo, a son of the late A. Nelson and Ada Harrison Roblee.

     Marv will be remembered as loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.  His love of family and community was evident as you could always find him in the stands cheering on his girls or coaching youth football, baseball and softball.  He was a proud US Army veteran and a member of the American Legion and Northwoods Sportsman Club.  He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved the outdoors.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Sharron Uberty Roblee; son, David (Bridget) Uberty; daughter, Kimberlee (Daniel) Mackey; his 5 beautiful granddaughters, Courtney (Eric) Hyde, Allison Uberty, Emma-Kate Uberty, Jamie (Spencer) Thomas and Lily Uberty; step-grandchildren, Dylan and Peyton Mackey; sister, Judy Roblee, Barbara (Thomas) Gillen, Yvonne (Michael) Moore; sisters-in-law, Suzanne Roblee and Charlotte Uberty; brother-in-law, Robert (Pat) Uberty; dear friend, Duncan MacKenzie, along with many loving nieces, nephews and grand-fur babies.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by Violet and Joseph Uberty; his brothers, Larry and Darrell Roblee; sisters, Janice Roblee, Annette (Richard) Nelan and Sharon (Sam) Nuciola; brother-in-law, Ronald Uberty and sister-in-law, Sandy Uberty.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 2 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Graveside prayers and military honors will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to either the LeRoy American Legion or LeRoy Ambulance Service.

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

bobbie.jpg  Robert Arthur “Bobbie” Yablonsky, 80, of Warsaw went Home to with the Our Lord on October 15th, 2022. He was born in Batavia, NY on February 22, 1942 to William and Viola Yablonsky.

He had an older brother William (Billy) who lovingly nicknamed Bobbie “Popcorn”. Being born mentally challenged, Bobbie with the help from teachers and classmates was able to attend Attica Elementary school until the 8th grade. Despite his handicap, Bobbie held down a job at ARC-Batavia, NY for a number of years. He was so proud of his job which entailed sweeping floors, emptying waste baskets and placing cotton in jewelry boxes. As soon as he got his paycheck, he was off to visit and drink coffee at the local Ben Go’s gas station. There is something to be said about the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” because that is exactly what the village of Attica did.

Everyone that knew Bobbie and his brother Billy lovely watched over them. Bobbie waited patiently every year for the village parades and the annual Attica Rodeo where he would dress up like a cowboy along with his lifelong rodeo pass (thank you David Wheeler) would pretend he was a rodeo clown and or riding the Brahma bulls. A thank you needs to go out to Ted Harding for taking Bobbie Christmas shopping and pizza every-year, how Bobbie loved giving gifts to others. Also a special thanks goes out to Maggie Dadd for making Bobbies father's request come true, for finding a family willing to take care of Bobbie so that he wouldn't have to live out his life in a nursing home.

Bobbie's father’s wish was granted with the help of Maggie as Bobbie had 37 years staying with three families; 12 years with Lillian Blujus, 5 years with Barbra Snyder, and lastly, 17 years with Dana and Linda Blujus. He also had special Love-&-Care given to him from Tom and Donna Basso, John and Cheryl Goodridge, Matt and Brittany Klingler, Ben and Rachel Cerasani plus many others too numerous to mention.

I wish everyone could see the world through Bobbie’s eyes; this world would be a much better and beautiful place. Until we meet again Bobbie, every time I hear Let's Go Bills, I'll think of you...

There will be no prior calling hours. A private Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Bobbie will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, NY.

Bobbie always dreamed of being a fireman. In remembrance of Bobbie, he would love memorials to be given to the Attica Fire Dept. 11 Water St. 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


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