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joan_donnelly.jpgJoan C. (Mader) Donnelly died at her home peacefully on November 5, 2022, at the age of 80. She was born on April 18, 1942 to the late Ervin George Mader and Flora (Blum) Mader. Joan was married to the late Donald J. Donnelly Sr. Joan was pre-deceased by her sisters Gloria and Barbara Mader.

Joan retired from Alexander Central School after 20 years of driving bus. Joan was very active in all of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Joan loved to bake and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bill and the Sabres. She will be dearly missed by all who have known her.

She is survived by her sister Karen Washburn and her brother John (Rose) Mader. Joan’s children are Beth (Bill) Shepherd, Fred Stringham, Paula Jo Carney, Brenda (Chuck) Scotchmer and Donald (Barbara) Donnelly Jr. Grandchildren included Nicholas Donnelly and Donald Donnelly III, Heather (Leo) Saia, Ron (Cassy) Carney, Caryn (Anthony) Bosse, Dalton Mori, Corrine Mori, Eliza (Mike Woods) Stringham and Emily (Jordan Martin) Stringham. Joan is also survived by six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Per her request, there will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 26th, 2022, from noon until 4pm at the Beachhead Veterans Club, 3188 Broadway Rd. in Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department, 10505 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.

Elba - Dorothy F. Allen, 95, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Thursday, January 27th, 1927 in Barre Center, New York a daughter of the late Albert Panek and Anna Polak Panek.

Dorothy was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish - Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site where she was active in the religious education program for many years. Dorothy crocheted numerous afghans for family and friends, prayed her daily devotions and loved being surrounded by her family.

Surviving are her sons, Bernard T. (Becky) Allen,  Jr. and Terry (Kathy) Allen, both of Elba; her daughter-in-law, Sherri Allen of Wendell, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Melissa (Tony) Ridder, Matthew (Jennifer) Allen, Trisha (Michael) Heale, Elizabeth (Justin) Calarco-Smith, Christine (Nathan) Buczek and Meghan (George) Borrasca; beloved "Twonies" to thirteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Florence Rodon of Oakfield and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is reunited in Heaven with her husband, Bernard T. Allen, Sr.; her son, Timothy Allen, her granddaughter, Heather Marie Allen, her great-grandson, Ian William Heale and her siblings, Albert Panek, Frank Panek, John Panek, Nellie Panek, Mary Sumeriski, Julia Gabriel, Anna Gloria Panek, Dr. Susan Coffey and Josephine Panek.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services, with burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Elba Fire Department Recreation Hall, 7143 Oak Orchard Road, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York 14125 or the Elba Fire Department, P.O. 58, Elba New York 14058.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

dale.jpg  Dale A. “Dooder” Emerson, 62, of Byron passed away on October 31, 2022 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Colver, PA on October 5, 1960 to the late William and Barbara (Foreman) Emerson. In Addition to his parents, Dale is predeceased by his sister; Linda Grimes and brother; William "Billy" Emerson Jr.

Dale enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors. It didn’t matter if it was hunting, fishing, snowmobiling or cooking chicken on the smoker; rain or shine he was out there. He enjoyed working on cars, small engines and giving his signature “fabrications”. Somehow out of duct tape, super glue, zip ties and a great deal of bondo he would make it work. Dale was definitely a person when you met him, you would never forget him and neither will we.

He is survived by his sons; Mike (LeAnn) Emerson, Greg (Sarah) Emerson; 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com. 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.

resized_20200827_121924.jpegBatavia - Tanya L. Campbell, 43 of Batavia passed away, losing her long battle with cancer on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Tanya was born Tuesday, June 5th, 1979 in Dansville, NY, a daughter of James and Sheila Meyer. She was a proud, loving mother to her two boys, Skylar and Devin Harmon, working hard to build a strong foundation for them. Tanya married the love of her life, Daniel Campbell, on February 4, 2022. She worked as a Line Lead for Angelica Textile Services in Batavia.

Tanya loved her family and spending time with them. She was the life of the party, the strongest, the most compassionate, and brought joy to everyone's heart. She enjoyed riding on the motorcycle, and crafts. Christmas was her favorite season, with many decorative trees in her home, including an all-seasons tree for every holiday. Tanya loved to visit people and talk while relaxing in the sun. She was a loyal friend and always watched out for others. She was a confidant for her sisters, and loved having morning coffee.  She loved her dog (Lily) and grand-dog (Darcy). 

Tanya is survived by her husband, Daniel Campbell, of Batavia; children, Skylar Harmon and Devin Harmon, of Batavia, ; and stepchildren, Mikael Campbell, Cody Campbell, Delilah Campbell, and Makenna Campbell, of Binghamton; mother, Sheila Meyer, of Batavia, her sisters, Janette (Paul) Cipra, of East Bethany, and Jessica (Joe) Hewitt of Batavia; nieces and nephews, Sage (Kyle) Hopkins, Makayla Meyer-Corkery, Jasmine Hewitt, Dana (Shelby) Cipra, Allison and Dana Cipra, Jr., Breanna Peorier; mother-in-law, Debra Chidester; 3 aunts, a uncle, and several cousins.

In death Tanya is reunited with her father, James Meyer; brother, Shane Dann, and Grandmother, Ruth Recktenwald.

Per the family's wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Memorial contributions may be made to Lipson Cancer Center or Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc.-127 North Street Batavia, NY 14020. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H. E. Turner & Co,. Inc Funeral Home, Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Jack O. Hillabush Jr., died peacefully Sunday after a long illness.  Jack was a contracting carpenter for almost 40 years in Elba and the surrounding area.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and boating.  He had many close friends who he loved to spend time with.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly Speed Hillabush; his two sons, Michael A. Butler of Elba and Peter C. (Katie) Butler of Maryland; a daughter-in-law, Kim Butler of Oakfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Diana (Danny) Campbell of Clarendon and Donna (Scott) Capamaggio of North Carolina; four brothers, Greg (Donna) Hillabush of Elba, Jeff (Sharon) Hillabush of Albion, Ray (Diann) Hillabush of Clarendon and Mark (Cynthia) Hillabush of Rochester; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Speed Schultz of Elba and Jeanette Speed Grazioplene of Batavia and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack is predeceased by his mother and father, Doris and Jack Hillabush Sr., daughter-in-law, Debra Nichols Butler, son, Thomas S. Butler, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Virginia and Kenneth Mullen, brothers-in-law, Roger Speed, William Schultz and Gerald Grazioplene.

Calling hours are Thursday, November 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Jack's funeral will be held on Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba.  He will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058 or the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058.

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

karl_meyers.jpgKarl L. Meyers, 62 of Attica, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at his home in Attica. He was born May 27, 1960 in Buffalo, to the late Charles and Lee (Sobottka) Meyers. He is predeceased by his sister, Barbara Smithson and his brother, Bruce Meyers.

Karl enjoyed a simple life and could most often be found enjoying the outdoors, or chatting with friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Gwendlyn Meyers of Collinsville, TX, son Michael (Kayleigh) Meyers of Darien Center, NY, sisters, Diane (David) Meyer, Charlene Meyers, Kathy (Jim) Hakes, Karen (Bruce) Budney, Alicia (Russ) Spanitz, brother, Dan (Carol Rey) Meyers, grandchildren, Oaklyn and Brodie, along with many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vets Home in Batavia, 220 Richmond Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

schmidt_arthur_-_photo1.jpgArthur M. Schmidt, 72 of Lockport, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening (November 3, 2022) at his residence under the loving care of his family and Niagara Hospice.

He was born September 8, 1950 in East Stroudsburg, PA, a son of the late Arthur F.P. Schmidt and Anne Smith Wilhem.

Art was an underwater commercial diver and was the C.E.O. of his company, Underwater Consultants International, Inc for many years. He loved everything fast. Fast cars and fast motorcycles. His dream was to travel the country and race his street car. He was a lover of food and enjoyed cooking and generously taking out family and friends to fine dining establishments. Art will be missed by all who knew his caring ways.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Kress Schmidt of Lockport. Son, Art Jr. (Ann) Schmidt of Wind Gap, PA. Step-children, Sue (Chad) Rudolph of Batavia, Jody (Dan) Miles of Batavia, Ken Matthies of Akron and Faith (Chris) Milhollen of Akron. Grandchildren, Savannah, Brielle Schmidt, Hunter Miles, Grace Rudolph, Brooke Milhollen, Darel Matthies and Henry Matthies.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (Nov. 8th) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11am.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105. 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.

 

 

mary_jo.jpg  Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" (Perry) Dumuhosky passed away peacefully at her home on November 2nd, 2022 after a short illness. Mary Jo was born April 3rd 1953 in Batavia to Sam and Marie (Torcello) Perry. 

She was a 1971 graduate of Batavia High School graduate, a 1973 graduate of Genesee Community College and a 1991 graduate of SUNY Brockport.  Following her graduation from GCC in 1973 she was an adored academic advisor at Genesee Community College for over 30 years, helping numerous students choose their career paths until her retirement in 2017.   During her years of service Mary Jo earned the SUNY Chancellor's award for excellence in professional service in 2012.  She was also a Notary Public.  

Mary Jo was active in her community belonging to multiple organizations including the St. Jerome's Guild, Resurrection Parish, the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation, Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden, and the International Peace Garden Foundation. When she wasn't spending time with beloved family or feeding the slots at Batavia Downs, she volunteered, working for the gift shop at St. Jerome's and spending time with friends on the Thursday Night Golf League at Meadowbrook Golf Course and the GCC retirees group.  

She is predeceased by her husband of 31 years Mark Dumuhosky and parents Sam and Marie Perry. She is survived by her brother Ross Perry of Batavia; Daughter Lisa Dumuhosky (Carl Gieseler) of Batavia, Son Matthew (Laura) Dumuhosky of LeRoy; Grandchildren Kelli, Estelle & Lenore Dumuhosky along with many, many other family, friends and fairy godchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday November 10, 2022 from 4:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. There will be a 9:30AM Mass of Christian burial on Friday November 11th at Resurrection Parish (St Mary's) 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia. Mary Jo will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 North St. 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, New York 14020.

pam.jpg  Pamela A. Truax, 84, of Byron passed away peacefully on Thursday November 3, 2022 at Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born on May 9, 1938 in Olean to the late Joseph and Eleanor (Rose) Weinman. She is also predeceased by her sister; Linda Weinman; grandsons Luke and Steele Truax.

Pam was a member of the Byron Rescue Squad for many years.

She has left behind her husband of 42 years; Milford Truax; children Stan (Vicky) Truax of Bergen, Kim (Jerry) Pospychalla and Shane (Erica) Truax; Melissa Truax and Christopher Truax; sister Jerry Sue and brothers Tom and Charlie Weinman, along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 4:00PM Celebration of Life will be held on Friday November 11, 2022 at the Byron Fire Hall 6357 Townline Rd. Byron, NY 14422. She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com or the Byron Rescue Squad 6357 Townline Rd. Byron, NY 14422 or the Byron Presbyterian Church 6293 W. Main St. in Byron. 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.

Mark David Post, 60, of San Diego, CA passed away unexpectedly on October 19, 2022. He was born December 25, 1961 - a Christmas baby at Genesee Memorial Hospital. He was a 1980 graduate of Alexander Central School and attended Genesee Community College, as well as Geneseo State College. Mark moved to California 36 years ago. His hard work and initiative spurred on a decades-long career of managing multiple apartment complexes, culminating in the recent purchase and ownership of the Caravan Apartments in San Diego. He lived his life surrounded by a community of friends where his generosity was always on full display. He was known for his big heart, his desire to have a good time, and his willingness to make a difference in the lives of so many. Mark enjoyed playing the piano, trips to Las Vegas, and hosting big holiday-themed parties. He is survived by his parents David and Nancy Post, sisters Shari (Jim) Otis, and Wendy (Lorenzo) Peshlakai, brother Bob (Deb) Post, five nieces and nephews, and five grand-nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service is planned for November 12th at 11am - The First Presbyterian Church, located at 300 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. The family is requesting donations be made in Mark’s honor to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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