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paulcperl.jpgPaul C. Perl, 84 of Sheldon, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion. He was born October 21, 1937 in Buffalo to the late Cornelius and Mary (Conrad) Perl. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Almeter.  

Mr. Perl owned and operated Perl Farms in Sheldon with his son Lee, farming was his life. He was a lifetime member of St. John Neuman Parish in Sheldon.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Bernice (Rautenstrauch) Perl, children, Lee (Amy) Perl, Bruce (Amy Snyder) Perl, Larry Perl, Stephen (Fiancé Jennifer Alfiero) Perl all of Sheldon, Cheryl (John) Kast of Albion, Linda (Bob) Haungs of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at St. John Neumann Parish, 991 Centerline Road, Strykersville, NY 14145. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Sheldon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Future Farmers of America, attention FFA, Michelle Barber, Attica Central School, 3338 East Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

thomasjsenick.jpgThomas Joseph Senick (Szczesniak), 74 of Attica. Passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at ECMC Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 28, 1947 in Buffalo, a son of the late Matthew (Szczesniak) and Emily (Kupras) Senick.

Tom was a graduate of Bishop Ryan High School Class of 1965 and Erie County Community College where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then began his lifelong career as a steamfitter out of Local Union #22. While employed Tom worked as a foreman on many projects and he taught math for the Local Union. He retired in 2002.

Tom loved to hunt, fish, camp, travel and walk his dog. As a member of the First Presbyterian Church he served as an Elder and on the Building and Grounds committee.

He is survived by his loving wife Pamela (Williams) Senick; his children Kari (Steve) Amey; Amy Allison; Joshua Senick and grandchildren Zachary Amey; Zoee Amey; Kyle Jarboe; Gabriel Allison.

There will be a church service at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 Main St. Attica, on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 115 Main St. Attica, NY 14011 or to Bennington Volunteer Fire Company, 1353 Clinton St., Attica, NY 14011, Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

smigiel.jpg  Joseph J. Smigiel, 88 of Attica, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville. He was born February 28, 1934 in Buffalo to the late Edward and Martha (Zagorski) Smigiel. He is preceded in death by six brothers, Richard, Fred, Edward, Raymond, Theodore and John, a daughter-in-law Kim Smigiel.

Mr. Smigiel was a proud United States Army Veteran. He retired from Rusalander & Sons in Buffalo. Joe enjoyed puzzles and spending time with his grandchildren.  

He is survived by his children, Kerri (Robert) Zehler of Williamsville, Melissa (Brian) Hall of Seattle, WA, and James Smigiel of TN, brother Donald (Joan) Smigiel, sisters, Patricia S’Zmanda both of Cheektowaga, Barbara Melancon of Tonawanda with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 1 to 4 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

m_jane.jpg  M. Jane Hall, 95, of Basom went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday May 2, 2022 at Premier Genesee Nursing Home in Batavia. She was born on January 17, 1927 in Alabama, NY to the late Fred and Sarah (Warner) Gilbert. In addition to her parents, Jane is predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years; Everett Hall; son Lee Hall; siblings Earl Gilbert, Rowland Gilbert, Olive Beals and Verna Hall.

Jane was a member of the Basom United Methodist Church where she served on various committees.  She loved her church and loved her Lord.  Jane worked for several years at the Klotzbach Egg Farm until she decided to start babysitting. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and crafting years ago with her Home Bureau girls. Jane’s greatest passion however was just being a wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandma.  She was loved by all and will be forever missed.

She is survived by her children; Cheryl Totten, Lynn Hall and Darlene (Gary) Anderson; 8 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church 1392 Church St. Alabama, NY 14013. Jane will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church 1392 Church St. Alabama, NY 14013.  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.

gwendolynjohnson.jpgGwendolyn E. Johnson, 82 of Attica, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 15, 1939 in Batavia, to the late Richard Rowcliffe and Marjorie (Sass) Powers. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, LaVerne Johnson and granddaughter Rachael Dunn. 

Mrs. Johnson worked for many years at Darien Knitting Mill. She was an active member in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Attica. Gwen loved to bake and spend time with her family.   

She is survived by her beloved children, Kevin (Francine) Johnson of E. Bethany, Cynthia (Randy Nutty) Johnson of Attica, Justine (Keith) Acquard of Bennington, Brian Johnson of Attica; grandchildren, Alicia (Fiancé Jesse), Tara (Michael), Justin (Jessica), Anthony (Keesha), Andrea, Cody, Dominique (Nathan), Angelyna, great-grandchildren, Kayden, Emma, Tyler, Gavin, Brayden, Kamdyn, Alyssia, Rebecca, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 4 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 30 Favor Street, Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, www.roswellpark.org or to HomeCare & Hospice, Inc, 450 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

LeRoy ~ Robert "Sully" Sullivan, age 89, of Thwing Road, passed away Monday morning (May 2, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

    robert_sully_sullivan_0.jpg He was born March 5, 1933 in Batavia, a son of the late Edward and Mary Wallace Sullivan.

     Bob was a graduate of Batavia High School class of 1950 and SUNY Brockport.  He then served his country with the U.S. Air Force before beginning his 27 year career as a teacher with the LeRoy Central School District.  He was involved as a coach and member with the LeRoy football programs for 54 years and became a member of the Section V Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

     He was very involved in his community and had many accomplishments along the way which included being the longtime director of both St. Joes Drum & Bugle Corp and Mighty St. Joes Alumni Corps and Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Hall of Fame; he was a former Geneseean of the Year in 1999; a former Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow; he served as a LeRoy Village Trustee for 9 years, Village Justice and also as a LeRoy School board member.  Bob was also a member of the LeRoy Fire Dept, a longtime proud member of the LeRoy Moose and was a member of the Batavia High School Music Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2019.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Grace Symonds Sullivan; his children, Michael (Mary Ann) Sullivan, Steven (Dawn) Sullivan, Kelly (Steven) Cappotelli, Matt (Linda Styer) Sullivan, Meg (David Cox) Sullivan; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary and Marguerite and his brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Lorraine.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 5 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy, where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM.  Interment in the Western NY National Cemetery will be private.

     A LeRoy High School scholarship will be established in Sully’s honor.  In lieu of flowers,  donations can be sent to Le Roy Central School, c/o Robert F. .Sullivan Memorial Scholarship,  2-6 Trigon Park, Le Roy, NY 14482.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Bob's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.    

Oakfield - Ronald J.  Ohlson, 66 of Oakfield passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Ohlson was born Saturday, April 28th, 1956 in Attica, New York a son of Julia Ohlson of Darien and the late Robert Ohlson.

A diehard Buffalo Bills fan, he loved putting together model cars. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and telling them one of his many jokes. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, sarcasm and his wonderful sense of humor.

Surviving are along with his mother are his wife, Pam Ohlson of Oakfield; his children, Justin (Carrie) Ohlson of Oakfield, Chad (Erica) Ohlson of Attica and Brenda (Tom) Haworth of Batavia; nine grandchildren, Alex Ohlson, Tyler (Erica) Ohlson, Chad Ohlson, Jocelyn Ohlson, Brayden Ohlson, Tommy Haworth, Micah Haworth, Bella Haworth and Dominique (Fiance Cory Mattison) Hale; his first great-grandson, Beckham Ohlson; his brothers, Bob (Patti) Ohlson of Texas, Tim (Diane) Ohlson  of Darien and Scott (Sandy) Ohlson  of Warsaw; his sisters,  Dawn (Vic) Albano of Darien and Sherrie (Jim) Yerger  of Byron and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his son, Chad Ohlson who passed away in October of 1974 and his daughter, Jennifer M. Hale who passed away on December 20, 2001.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 9th, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where a time of sharing will follow at 6:00 pm. He will be laid to rest in St.Vincent's Cemetery, Attica.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ohlson family. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in his memory, please  visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Richard Howard Hilken 87, of Alexander, passed away peacefully on April 30th, 2022, at Premier Genesee Nursing Home, surrounded by his family. Born in Batavia, New York on March 19th, 1935, he was the only son of Howard Hilken & Mabel (Galliford) Hilken. He attended & graduated Alexander Central School & was a lifelong resident of Genesee County. Richard was employed at Batavia Metal Products, as a machinist for 40 years, until his retirement. Richard was a talented percussionist. In high school, he played percussion in the Alexander High School Marching Band & later enjoyed playing the drums in a local Rock-n-Roll band. He performed concerts, playing his drums for many years, spreading joy & entertainment to the people, in establishments throughout Genesee County. Richard was a remarkable father/grandfather; unselfishly devoted to his children & grandchildren. He was a hard worker, a great provider, kind, thoughtful, caring, polite, a true gentleman, intelligent, humorous & a loving family man. His hobbies/interests included watching old classic movies & TV shows & enjoyed listening to classical music & Dixieland jazz. He loved spending time with his children & grandchildren, frequently dining out at local restaurant's, his favorite being Miss Batavia Diner. During his later years, he grew a fondness for all animals & enjoyed the company of his cats & dogs. He regularly donated to animal charities. He will be forever loved, forever missed & forever remembered. Richard is survived by his sister Nancy (Hilken) Sustic, daughter Dawn (Peter Niemann) Hilken & son Frederick (Vicki Matlack) Hilken, grandsons Christian Hilken & Alexander Hilken, nieces & nephews, cousins, as well as Vincent Sotir & Lia Sotir, siblings of Christian & Alexander. Services will be held at H.E. Turner Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, New York. Family & friends are invited to call on Friday, May 6th 2022 between 2 & 4 p.m. After which, a service will be held & he will then be laid to rest at Grand View Cemetery. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to your local animal shelter or ASPCA.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

ettinger_barbara_-_photo1.jpgBarbara A. Ettinger, 81 of Batavia, joined her family with Jesus on Friday, April 29, 2022.

She was born August 15, 1940 in Jamaica, NY, a daughter of the late Frederick and Hazel Hansen Miller.

Barbara retired from the Genesee County Cooperative Extension where she was secretary, and was a longtime member of Northgate Free Methodist Church. Known as "Grandma Barb", she will be remembered fondly for the many generations she loved caring for while running the church nursery program. Some of Barb's favorites included cardinals, old hymns, the Hallmark channel and couponing.  She loved sending cards for every occasion. 

Survivors include her daughters, Talee Kehlenbeck of Batavia, Anissa (Brad) Miller of Perry, and Katina (Chad) Miller of LeRoy. Grandchildren, Ezekiel (Amanda DiStefano) Kehlenbeck, AJ Kehlenbeck, Tyler Kehlenbeck, and MacKenzie (Lance) Scarafia.  Caleb, Levi, Madelynn and Hannah Miller. Sydney, Greta, and Jude Miller. Great grandchildren, Emma Kehlenbeck, Riley and Wyatt Scarafia and Kenna Kehlenbeck. Sisters, Ellen (Philip) Harris, Sue (Bob) Tice and Phyllis (Jim) Braden. Also nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by a brother, Timothy Miller.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to Odosagih Bible Conference, 3204 Hazelmere Ave. Machias NY 14101. 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.

 

 

Batavia - Kathryn M. DeRose, 69 of Batavia passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at LeRoy Village Residential Health Care Facility.

She was born Monday, October 12th, 1952 in Tonawanda, New York a daughter of the late Richard Berkemeyer and Mary Henry Berkemeyer.

A longtime private home health aide, she was a voracious reader.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Michael A. DeRose of Batavia; her daughter, Rachel (Joseph) Calvano of Allen, Texas; her grandchildren, Nicholas Calvano, Jack Calvano and Alexandra Calvano; her brother, Rick Berkemeyer of Buffalo; her sister, Barbara (Michael) Jewel of California; her mother-in-law, Ann DeRose of Holley; several nieces, nephews and cousins including Samuel (Mary Grace) Paradise, Jr. of Batavia survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 6th, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the DeRose Family. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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