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Timothy A. Pickard “Timpat” was born on June 13, 1993. He passed away in his home on Sunday, December 12, 2021 in Attica, New York. Timpat is the son of Mark A. Pickard (step mother Heather) of Darien Center, New York and the late Janette L. Pickard of Attica/Corfu, New York.

Timpat is also survived by his two sisters Jennifer A. Pickard, and Ashley N. Pickard both of Attica, New York. Step sister Alexis L. Bick (John) of Attica, New York and step brother Cody Wilkerson (Harleigh) of Mt. Morris New York.  Niece’s Brooklyn, Karleigh, Josephine, Aubree and nephew Brantley.  Grandparents Henry (Buzz) and Sharon Cummings of Corfu, New York and the late Leo and Muriel Pickard of Geneva, New York.  Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and dear friends.

The Memorial Service will be held at the QWL Building 639 Exchange Street, Attica, New York on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 2 o’clock PM to 4 o’clock PM.

*as per required by the state of New York PLEASE wear your mask inside the building*

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

Nellie May Grasso, 83, of Florida, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Oak Manor Health Care in Largo, FL. She was born January 5, 1938 in Bergen to late Everette and Elsie (Keidel) Shamp. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Patsy Grasso, brothers, Ronald, Adelbert and William Shamp.  

Mrs. Grasso owned and operated Miss Batavia Diner with her husband Patsy. She was a longtime member of St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church of Siena and their woman’s guild. Nellie was also a member of Lion’s Club of Clearwater.  

Mrs. Grasso is survived by sister, Martha Jones, brother Jerry Shamp and step-son Lewis Grasso, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a Committal Service, 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021. 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.

Byron - David W. Leaton, Sr., age 93, of Byron, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on February 20, 1928 in Batavia, a son of the late Alfred and Bertha Squires Leaton.

A member of the Byron Kiwanis Club, he enjoyed woodworking.

He is predeceased by his wife, Bernice E. Farnsworth Leaton who passed away on December 8, 2001.

Surviving are his sons, David W. (Debra) Leaton, Jr. and Daniel (Sandy) Leaton, both of Byron; his granddaughter, best friend and light of his life, Morgan Leaton; grandsons, Andrew (Nikki) Leaton and Jason (Crystal Zastrocky) Leaton; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Harry Leaton and Warren Leaton.

There are no prior visiting hours. Friends are invited to his funeral service on Friday at 10 a.m. at Byron Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main Street, Byron, New York 14422. He will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in his name may be made to the Byron Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 326, Byron, New York 14422. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Esther (Marks) Kohlhagen passed away on December 12, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born on April 20, 1930 in Buffalo to the late Charles and Cecilia (Miller) Marks. Along with her parents, Esther is predeceased by her brother; Harold (Elizabeth) Marks.

She is survived by her husband; Kenneth Kohlhagen; sons Kurt (Doreen) Kohlhagen and Mark (Donna) Kohlhagen; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours, Services and Internment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

hendershott_ann-photo.jpgAnn E. Hendershott, 96 of Oakfield, passed away Sunday (December 12, 20221) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 23, 1924 in Stafford, NY, a daughter of the late Peter and Lilian Squires Hansen.

From a young age, Ann and her family took pride in their country and patriotism. She had five brothers serve during World War II but two of them would not return home. Her brothers Leslie Hansen and Paul Hansen were awarded the Navy Cross, one of the United States Naval Services highest honors. To this day, her brothers are remembered and honored, having the Marine Corps League in Batavia named after them.

Ann was a collector of various items and enjoyed travelling to flea markets. She loved her family and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughters, Judy (Terry) Kolb of Oakfield, Donna (Joe) Macaluso of Batavia, Diana Hendershott of Oakfield, Jane Brooks of St. Petersburg, FL and Sally Amend of Oakfield. Brothers, Alan Hansen and Dean Hansen. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Dennis Hendershott and brothers and sisters.

There will be no prior visitation and a funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

 

kelverpic.jpg  With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Norma G. Kelver of Strykersville, NY on December 10, 2021 at the age of 94.

Norma was a graduate of Alexander High School. She went on to the Rochester Business Institute where she received her medical secretary certification. She will be remembered for her knitting of hats, mittens and booties to donate to local charities. She was an excellent seamstress and was a 4H leader who taught many local girls how to knit. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society and the Clothes Closet.

Norma was a member of the St. Johns U.C.C. Women’s Guild and was the organists at St. Johns for over 50 years. Later she worked for several years as an aid on the school bus for handicapped children. She always made time for her grandchildren, especially when cards or dominos were involved or sharing her love of music. She was loved and cherished by many from NY to TX. She will be remembered for whit, great sense of humor and for the caring and kindness she showed to everyone she met.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Howard and Marion (Lance) Geer; her husband of 70 years Henry J. Kelver; her siblings Doris (Stuart) Phillips, Norris (Lois A.) Geer and Earl Geer. She is survived by her sister; Phyllis Murphy (Chet Robinson) of Collegeville, PA., and sister in law Ruth M. Geer of Alexander; her sons Richard (Ester) Kelver, David (Sandy) Kelver, Paul (Lenore) Kelver, Robert (Cindy) Kelver and Scott (Tammy) Kelver; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Saturday December 18, 2021 from 1:00 – 1:30PM at St. John’s United Church of Christ 608 Centerline Rd. Strykersville, NY 14145. A 1:30 Funeral Service will immediately follow at the church. Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. John’s United Church of Christ 608 Centerline Rd. Strykersville, NY 14145. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Medina - Lee Charles Weaver passed away peacefully at home on December 13, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family.  

Lee was born December 23, 1944 in Buffalo, NY.  Throughout his life he lived in Oakfield, Batavia, Middleport, and Medina NY.   He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Lillian) Weaver. He is preceded in death by his brothers Edward Weaver and Earl Weaver.  

Lee was the proud owner of L&J Cleaning Service for over 50 years.  He was a hard working man, yet he always had time for those he met.  He had always dreamed of owning his own business and building his own home.  He was able to fulfill both those dreams with the help of his loving and loyal wife and their family.

He is survived by his caring wife Marlene whom he married on Valentine’s Day 1987. They shared many happy years dancing, traveling, and enjoying their life together.  Their strong faith has helped them to find the best in life.  

Lee is the father of Charles (Debbie) Weaver,  Scott (Cathy) Weaver, Tina (Rich) Hagen, Todd Weaver,  Darrin Moreland, and Wade Moreland.  He was a role model to his children.  He selflessly loved them and taught them many life lessons,  

Lee shared a special bond with each of his 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.  His grandchildren and great grandchildren loved spending time with him.  Grandpa or Pa always found a way to make their time together special.  He loved to see them smile and hear their laughter.    

He is also survived by his sisters Barbara (John, deceased) Jaszko and Nancy Dunn and brother Brian (Sherry) Weaver.  Several nieces and nephews and other family members.  

Family and Friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia; and on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Living Faith World Outreach, 161 S. Platt Street in Albion, where Lee's funeral service will immediately follow. Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County:  14080 Rte 31 West, PO Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

say_melody-photo.jpgMelody Ann Say, 70 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Friday (December 10, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born February 25, 1951 in Batavia, a daughter of Delores (Brajevich) Post and Walter & Amber Williams.

Melody was a very faithful individual and loved spending time with her family, doing crafts with her grandchildren, sewing and crocheting. She collected several dolls and enjoyed watching soap-operas as well as crime shows on television.

She is survived by her son, Samuel (Mandie) Coughlin of Oakfield. Also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Say. Son, Jerrold W. Coughlin Jr. and 3 brothers, Walter Williams Jr, John Williams, & Richard Post.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a Celebration of Life on Monday (December 20th), 3:00pm at the Genesee Country Church, 3268 Drake Street Rd, Oakfield, NY.

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

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

 

 

Thomas M. Adams, 87, of East Bethany passed away on December 1, 2021 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on September 1, 1934 in South Byron to the late Burt and Edna Adams.

Tom worked for 38 years in Maintenance Department at the VA Medical Center in Batavia.

He is survived by his wife; Mary (Sinibaldi) Adams; sons Michael (Noreen) Adams, Daniel (Melissa) Adams and Mark Adams, along with 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours or services.

To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

hinze.jpg  Catherine A. Hinze, 76 of Attica, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born in Yonkers, NY on September 19, 1945 to the late Frank and Katherine (Miehofner) Waxenberger.  She is preceded in death by a granddaughter Lillie Hinze, grandson, Nicholas Mruczek, mother and father-in-law James (Nora) Hinze.

Mrs. Hinze worked as a bus driver for over 30 years at Alexander Central School District and she ran an Alpaca Farm with her husband. She was an excellent seamstress, known for making wedding gowns, prom dresses, vestments for priests and even Alpaca fleece clothing. Catherine was very involved in Alexander Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Band. She was a devoted member of St. Vincent’s in Attica for many years and recently Immaculate Heart of Mary in Darien.

She is survived by her beloved husband James J. Hinze of Attica, children, Dawn (Kurt) Werner of Alexander, Scott Hinze of Basom, Michael (Ann) Hinze of Attica, Mark Hinze of Attica, 8 grandchildren, Justin (Lyndsay), Scott (Michelle) Jr, Matt, Nathan, Mason, Kyle, Tia, Dustin, Bailey and Jordan; 4 great-grandchildren, Jason, Cholie, Cora and Annalyse, along with many nieces and nephews.  

A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 18, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 10675 Alleghany Road, Darien Center, NY 14040. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005 or to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. 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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