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clinton.jpgClinton Jennings Donohue, 27 of Attica, passed away November 30, 2022. He was born May 9, 1995 in Batavia, to James Patrick and Suzanne (Jennings) Donohue of Attica.

Clinton was a talented carpenter. He loved to build and was always accompanied by his dog, Margaret Jones. He was a great football player.

Clinton was a proud member of the Jennings Gang. He was ours and he will never be forgotten.

Along with his parents he is survived by siblings, Breck, Patrick and Sabrina; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours, a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Youth Athletics Football. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

bouchard.jpg  Barbara Elizabeth Bouchard, 64, of Pavilion NY passed away on November 29, 2022. She was born January 12th, 1958 in Batavia to the late Donald and Virginia (Zeitvogel) Mann. In addition to her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her sisters; Laura Gonzalez and Karen Mann.

Barb enjoyed woodworking, crafting and gardening and reading Stephen King in her free time. She also enjoyed baking and canning in the fall and loved Christmas decorating

She is survived by her husband; Rodney Bouchard; her son Justin Bouchard; her daughters Kayleigh (Tyler) Kalbach, and Emilie Bouchard, along with her brothers; Donald (JoAnne), David (Karen) and Charles Mann.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately for the family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia. 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, New York 14020.

Stuart, Florida - Peter Maxwell Swartz, 58 passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Peter was born Friday, January 17th, 1964, in Batavia, a son of Dr. David M. and Janice Kasmer Swartz of Batavia.

A 1983 graduate of Batavia High School. Peter moved to Florida shortly after and loved it there. He worked as a Stone Mason for many years and started his own business; Creative Stone Design, building waterfalls and water gardens. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed walking the warm beaches looking for shells. He lived life with a big heart and was willing to help anyone in need.  He loved his family dearly and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Helen Kasmer, John and Gertrude Swartz.

Surviving along with his parents are his brother, David J. Swartz of Batavia; his sister, Susan (David) Swartz-Hinton of Aurora, Ohio and his nephews, David D. (Dr. Hannah Medvid) Hinton, Dr. Andrew J. (Chelsea) Hinton and Spencer D. Swartz.

There are no prior visiting hours. Memorial services for Peter will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street at a date and time to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Peter’s name may be made to Chautauqua Lake Association, 429 East Terrace Avenue, Lakewood, New York 14750 or online at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VEXF9PLS7T8B8 .  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Peter’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Casey A. Palmer, Sr., 63, of Stafford, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022.

Casey was born April 17, 1959, in Batavia, a son of the late Charles A. and Bette (Jones) Palmer.

Casey was a diamond tool maker at Scomac in Bergen for 43 years.  He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Elks Lodge for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Palmer; children, Casey A. (Alicia) Palmer, Jr. and Charlie (Steven Oviatt) Palmer; brothers, C. Patrick (Carlene) Palmer, Timothy J. Palmer, Duffy (Mark Siwiec) Palmer and Brian (Janis) Palmer; sister, Shaun Francis and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a brother, Michael Palmer and his brother-in-law, Rod Francis.

Calling hours are Friday, December 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  There will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stafford Fire Department, P.O. Box 56, Stafford, New York 14143.  

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

Batavia - Joyce E. Diegelman, 97, of Batavia, passed away on Friday (November 25, 2022).

She was born February 2, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Thomas) McCullough.

She was a graduate of Alexander Central School. Joyce worked as a dental assistant and lab tech for Dr. L. L. Mulcahey and Dr. Greg Patterson. She was a bookkeeper for the family business, Diegelman Brothers, Inc. for many years. Later she worked part-time in the Batavia Town Clerk's office. Joyce was also a long time Bingo Inspector and Election Inspector for the Town of Batavia.

Joyce served as past president and member of the Town of Batavia Fireman's Ladies' Auxiliary since 1962. She was also a member of the Town of Batavia Fire Department as an EMT. She and her late husband were lifetime members of the Genesee County Fish and Game Association. Joyce was a member of Resurrection Parish and St. Joseph's Sodality.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Herbert who passed in 1995 and her brother, William McCullough.

She is survived by her sons, Douglas (Beth), and Gary (Abigail) all of Batavia; grandchildren, Ian (Katherine), Guy (Meggie), Katherine, David (fiancee Morgan Fee), and Stephen (Rebekah) Diegelman; great-grandchildren, Kylar, Rowyn, Everly, Willa, Adeline, and Eliana. A niece and two nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia (Please use School Street entrance). Joyce's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday (December 2, 2022) at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial will follow in St. Joesph's Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Donald E. “Butch” Waters, 93, of Medina, entered into rest on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Born on May 26, 1929 in the Town of Ridgeway, Butch was a son of the late Valentine F. and Marion E. (Smith) Waters. He married the love of his life, the former Dorothy E. McKee in December of 1957. Being one of thirteen children, Butch left school early to help on the family farm. He went on to work for US Gypsum Co. in Oakfield and then for FMC in Middleport. While working, he still managed to work on the family dairy farm and in 1966 he purchased the farm and continued to farm it for many years. Butch also owned the Hilltop Restaurant in Middleport and helped to build Kennedy Brothers in Medina. A motorcycle enthusiast, Butch was a past member of the Crusaders Motorcycle Club. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, watching old westerns, was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and especially enjoyed buying, selling and bartering with others.

A jack of all trades, Butch was also a skilled carpenter and mechanic. In 1988 he went to work with his son at Waters Auto Body, where he was a tow truck driver and mechanic. Working up until the age of 93, just two days before his passing, Butch was the hardest working man many had ever met. A true testament of the work ethic and true grit of those of his generation.

Butch was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy E. Waters in 2014; son, Kim “Muddy” Waters in 2012; and 11 siblings, Dorothy (Ivan) Strickland, Virginia (Charles) Carpenter, Lois (Richard) Deyarmin, Joyce (Ernest) Oliver, Ione (Fred) DiMarino, Beverly Quackenbush, Norman Waters, Lawrence Waters, Raymond (Audrey) Waters, Valentine “Buddy” Waters and Gary Waters; brother in-law, Robert Elmer.

Survivors include his children, Sandra (Michael) Diehl, Penny (Steven) Stallcup, Donald (MaryAnn) Waters, Angela (Timothy) Frasier and David (Rhonda) Waters; daughter in-law, Barbara Waters; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Elmer; sister in-law, Nancy Waters; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 30 from 3-7PM at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Private interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crusaders Motorcycle Club, 3312 Culvert Rd., Medina, NY 14103. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

DeFedericis-Eugene a long time resident of Darien, NY passed away November 18, 2022 at the NYS Veteran's Home in Batavia. 

He was born November 11, 1924, at home, in Cheektowaga, NY to the late Mario and Martha (Luczak) DeFedericis. 

He was the beloved husband of 70 years to the late Evelyn (Prince) DeFedericis; dear father of Jerry (Margie) DeFedericis of Las Vegas, Nevada, James (Jeannine) DeFedericis of Darien, NY, Robert (Tina) DeFedericis of Varysburg, NY, Amy (Glenn) Cramer of Varysburg, NY, Joyce (Dan) Mattice of Darien, NY and Annette (Jim) Blanchard of Darien, NY; also survived by 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; brother of the late Theodore (late Loretta) DeFedericis and Gloria Jordan; brother-in-law of the late Lawrence (Mary) Prince. 

Family will be present to receive friends at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home, 13228 Broadway Alden, NY Saturday, November 26th from 3-4:45PM, with military honors being held at 4:45 PM. 

Flowers gratefully declined.  Eugene was a proud WWII Corporal T/5 Army Veteran, serving in Europe from 1944-46.  He was the oldest member and past president of the American Legion Post 1377 in Alden, NY.  He retired from NYSE&G in 1984. Share your condolences at meyerfuneralhome.com.

joe1.jpgJoseph R. Lawrence, 68, of Batavia, NY, passed away Saturday, November 26,  2022.  He was born March 20, 1954 to the late Robert E. Lawrence and Frances (Radley) Lawrence.  

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Teresa (Fix), devoted children, Marie (Shawn) Bigsby, John (Carrie) Lawrence, Catherine Lawrence (Ronald Schramm), & Elizabeth (Nicholas) Grasso, and adoring grandchildren, Emma, Brock, & Ryan Bigsby, Sophia and Jack Lawrence, and Gia and Joseph Grasso. Joe is also survived by his mother, Frances, siblings, William (Margaret) Lawrence, Nancy (Richard) Hale, Robert (Diane) Lawrence, JoAnn (Steven) Hyde, John (Corinne) Fix, James (Christine) Fix, and Marie (Randall) Smith and several nieces and nephews.    

Joe loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren and telling others about them and all of their accomplishments.  Joe was known for his passion for hunting, fishing, and trapshooting.  He was a member of the Batavia Rod and Gun Club and Sportsmen Coon Hunters Association.  He spent many summers vacationing at Black Lake, Oneida Lake, and Horseshoe Lake.  

Joe worked for the City of Batavia.  He started there in 1970 working in the summer.  Later he became a water plant operator.  He ended his career as an operator at the wastewater treatment plant.  

Joe will be missed by family and friends alike.  He was generous to all who knew him.  He had a huge heart and would help anyone in need.  

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November, 30, 2022 from 3:00-7:00 pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc.  329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.  A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia, NY.  

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia. 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, New York 14020.  

parker_sherri_-_photo1.jpgSherri Louise Parker, age 55 of Basom, NY, entered into rest November 25, 2022.

She was born February 27, 1967 in Batavia, NY a daughter of the late Edmund Sr. and Barbara Snyder Parker.

Sherri was of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation and a member of the wolf clan. Sherri enjoyed cooking and talking to family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Maison (Cierra Ninham) Parker. Sister, Jennifer (Raymond Groff) Parker, her niece, nephews and longtime companion David Dietz.

She is predeceased by her brothers Edmund Parker Jr. and Jeffrey B. Parker.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (November 28th) from 12-2pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY, where a funeral service will commence at 2pm.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

nicholas_a_perry.jpgNicholas A. Perry, 74, of Strykersville passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022. He was born January 17, 1948 in Sheldon, to the late Nicholas E. and Mary E. (Gebel) Perry. Nicholas is preceded in death by daughter Barbara Perry and brother Chet Perry.

Nicholas was proud to be a lifelong Sheldon dairy farmer. He worked hard almost every day of his life alongside his family. He was proud of all the quality milk produced and all the cows that were cared for. He loved the land and was proud of all the crops grown and maple syrup produced. He was proud of the farm community he lived in and enjoyed talking farming with family and friends. He enjoyed sharing every Monday with his friends at Maplehurst Market and driving around to see his neighbors’ farming successes.

He loved his family and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved wife Donna T. (Conrad) Perry of Strykersville, children, Theresa (Steve) Bernard of Arcade, Nick (Dawn) Perry III, Herb (Rhonda) Perry, Earl Perry all of Strykersville, Mark Perry of North Java, Luke Perry of Java Village, Anna (Miguel) DeLoach of San Antonio, Regina Perry of Strykersville. Grandchildren, Nicholas Perry IV, Paige Perry, Brittany (Jake) Denz, Kayla Perry, Brandon Perry, Riley Perry, Madison Perry, Nolan Perry, Morgan Perry, Ethan Perry, Felix DeLoach, Olivia DeLoach, Boris DeLoach, and great-grandson Andrew Denz. Siblings John (the late Cheryl) Perry, Catherine Perry, Leon (Becky) Perry, Elizabeth Perry, Rita Brown, Vince (Monica) Perry, David Perry, Mike (Carol) Perry, Joan (Jim) Namenek, Bernard Perry, Nelson Perry, Joe (Chris) Perry, Monica (Kevin) Zielinski. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Sheldon. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sheldon Fire Company or any neighboring fire company. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.   

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