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shea_1.jpgEAST BETHANY — William (Bill) Shea, 84, of East Bethany, passed away Tuesday, March  7, 2023 at Elderwood of Lakeside in Brockport.

Bill was born June 20, 1938 in Batavia, a son of the late Elizabeth and Howard Shea. Bill is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marie A. Shea; sister, Peggy Cudney; brother, Gerry Shea.

Bill's life was full of love, hard work, and fun. As a kid, Bill worked hard with his family as a farmer and caring for his seven younger siblings. Bill graduated from Alexander High School, where he met his match in Marie. Bill and Marie shared a life full of family and all the wild, turbulent, and soulful love that comes with a family so large. Bill enlisted in the reserves and strived to support his family and country from an early age. Bill worked for Eaton, Yale, Towne, and was a small business owner until he bought Deluxe Machine and Tool. Figuring out how to make things work and bringing life to old reliable machines is what Bill was able to bring to his community with his 46 years at Deluxe.

Bill continued to support his community when he joined the Bethany Fire Department in June of 1983. He supported the fire department for 39 years as an active fire fighter, avid Bingo caller and poker player, and eventually joining the Board of Directors. Bill became "Judge Shea" in 1996, and served the town of Bethany until his retirement in 2020. He very much enjoyed hearing "Hi Judge Shea" when he was out and about in his community.

Bill spent his free time fixing up, looking at, and talking about antique cars and model trains. He could often be found working on an antique in the barn or train set in the basement. He sponsored many local race cars and enjoyed watching live car races. His NASCAR fandom was one of such intensity that he would often need to nap mid-race.

When Bill didn't have his hands in a large machine, he loved to spend time with family at his Black Lake cabin. He was known to be a fisherman of epic proportions. He was always able to pull a big fish out of the unlikeliest of places, with the least amount of effort.

Bill is survived by his children, Deborah (Don) Shufelt of Elba and Steven Shea of Batavia; Siblings, Bob (Mary) Shea, Frank (Linda) Shea, John (Linda) Shea, Pat (Vicky)  Shea, and Ruth (David) Hodgins; grandchildren, Nikki (Patrick) Whelley, Craig Shufelt, Amber Shea, and Emily Shea; great-grandchildren, Fergus Whelley and Oliver Whelley; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

The Shea family will sorely miss the love Bill brought to all our lives. He was a family guy, through and through and always showed up for his family.

Friends may call on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia. Services will be at H.E. Turner & Co. Funral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in William’s memory may be made to Bethany Fire Department 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany NY14054.

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

Jeffrey W. Stephan, 70, of Akron, went peacefully home to heaven on his Mother’s birthday, Monday, March 6, 2023, at the New York State Veterans Home, Batavia.

Jeff was born on November 16, 1952, in Buffalo, a son of the late Donald H. Stephan and Carol Eimer Stephan. He was predeceased by his brother Russell David Stephan.

Jeff was a Navy veteran and served our country from 1971-1975. While in the Navy he was a radioman and enjoyed learning about communications and IT and attended GCC to learn even more. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Award while in the Navy. Jeff owned a 1967 Mustang and enjoyed going to car shows and car cruises. He was a history buff and loved anything pertaining to history and military. Jeff and his buddy John loved going to the Thousand Islands to fish every year.

Jeff is survived by his loving sister Cindy (Bob) Ritter; his nieces, Kelli Thomas, Kaysi Gominiak, and Jennifer Petry; great nephews, Frank, Theo, Trent, LJ and great niece Julia. Also survived by many dear friends.

There are no calling hours. Private burial in Evergreen Hill Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Gateway Comfort Home 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011 or the New York State Veterans Home 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, New York.

Batavia – Paul I. Randall, age 92, of Batavia, a longtime resident of Elba, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born February 26, 1930 in Attica, a son of the late Wesley Randall and Mary Bell Roth Randall.

He leaves behind his wife, Joyce Ames Randall; sons, David P. (Laura) Randall and Todd M. Randall; grandchildren, Wesley F. Randall, Emily M. (Joe) DeSantis and Collin M. Randall; great-grandchildren, Vito and Wilam DeSantis and Abigail Randall; his sister, Pat Spring along with nieces and nephews.

Paul graduated from Elba Central School, Class of 1947, where he was president of the Student Council and played football and basketball. He married his high school sweetheart, Joyce on June 17, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church of Elba. He was a lifetime member of the Elba Volunteer Fire Department, member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elba where he served as a trustee and was a member of the Fourfold Class. He was a volunteer Master Gardner at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Batavia for over 20 years.

Paul was employed at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester where he retired in 1991 as a sheet metal supervisor.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will immediately follow visitation at 6 pm at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest privately in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or the First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba, New York 14058. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Paul’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

conrad.jpg  Marion D. Conrad, 96, of Varysburg passed away on March 5, 2023. Marion was born on October 21, 1926 to the late Jervis and Nadyne Devin. She is predeceased by her loving husband Gerald Conrad; sisters Eileen Miller and Ann Elvin; brothers Leo Devin, Gordon Devin and Milford Devin.

Marion married Gerald Conrad in 1945 and built a home in Varysburg in 1957 that she still owned.  She worked as a Postal Worker at the Varysburg post office where she retired after many years. She enjoyed attending craft shows, concerts and plays with her friends. Marion was a very active member of her community, where everyone knew her. She was an active member at St Joseph’s Church, always baking and helping where needed. Marion loved gardening, she use to say she was happiest having her hands in the dirt. She loved spending time with family especially her nieces and nephews, she was everyone's 2nd mother. 

Marion is survived by her sister Jean (Chuck) Watros of Texas; along with her beloved nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

The family would like to thank the Varysburg Community for years of love and the Wyoming County Community Nursing Home and their staff for their loving care.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 13, 2023 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish 2313 Route 98, Varysburg, NY 14167. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. 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.

Maurice Harrison, 93, a lifelong resident of Batavia, passed away on March 6, 2023 at the Frances Atkinson Home for the Retired in Newbury, Vermont, where he had been residing for the past year.

He is survived by his children, Vicki Currier of Batavia, and Marvin Harrison of Newbury, Vermont.

A complete obituary and information about a service will be published later.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia.

bernice.png  Bernice M. DiFilippo, 93 of Batavia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, March 6, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. She was born October 11, 1929 in Oakfield, to the late Angelo and Nunzia (Cipicchia) Acitelli. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Victor A. “Bones” DiFilippo, son-in-law Carl “Butch” Chatley, brothers, Frank (Polly) and Mario (Joan) Acitelli, sister, Edith (Sandy) Angelo, brother-in-law Roy Myers.

Mrs. DiFilippo, retired after many years at Batavia Downs. She was a woman of great faith, member of Ascension Parish, the Altar & Rosary Society, and it’s Bereavement Committee. Mrs. DiFilippo was also a member of the Paulo Busti Cultural Foundation. She enjoyed coffee with her girlfriends, cooking and most of all her family.

She is survived by her children, Susan Chatley of Batavia, Frank (Sue) DiFilippo of Corfu, sister Anne Myers of Rochester, brother, Joseph (Joyce) Acitelli of Oakfield, grandchildren, Vickie (Cam) McDonald, Ryan and Jordan DiFilippo, brother-in-law, Robert Darch of Batavia, sisters-in-law, Dolly DiFilippo of Batavia, Sue DiFilippo of FL, Penny DiFilipo of Batavia, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 2 to 6pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 1:00pm Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner St., Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to Notre Dame Foundation, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020. To leave an online message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

wojkowski_walter_-_photo1.jpgWalter J. Wojkowski, 70 of Batavia passed away peacefully on Sunday (March 5, 2023) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born April 20, 1952 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Walter M. and Hattie Maciejewski Wojkowski.

Walter was a cowboy at heart. Always dreaming of riding off into the sunset. He was into electronics and could rip apart and build a full computer probably blindfolded. He had a love for everything nature, old music and was a CB and HAM radio enthusiast as a hobby. He loved his family and had a strong faith in our Heavenly Father. He will be missed by many.

He was predeceased by his wife, Caroll Radley Wojkowski. Sister, Hattie (late Paul) Carpenter and nephew, Tracey Carpenter.

Walter is survived by his children, Rose (Stephen) Bailey of North Carolina, Timothy Wojkowski, David (Cat) Wojkowski, both of Batavia, Joseph (Robyn) Wojkowski of Canada and Harley Radley of Batavia. Grandchildren, Zofia Bailey, Piper Wojkowski and Bella Wojkowski.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




lemley.jpg It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin J. Lemley, who passed away on March 2, 2023 at the age of 68 after a brief battle with cancer. Kevin was born in Warsaw, NY on January 16, 1955 to the late Bob and Mermie (Herrmann) Lemley.

Kevin graduated from Perry High School in 1973. Kevin had a distinguished 43 year career as a security guard for Genesee Hospital and Rochester General Hospital until his retirement in 2019.

He had a passion for road trips, golf, bowling, and the Cleveland Browns. But he loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother Dennis (Jane), three sons, Robert, Ryan (Lynne), and Kyle. He was also a beloved grandfather to grandchildren, Marianna, Josephine, Henrietta, Quentin, and Gideon, who brought him great joy and happiness.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Kent.

A Celebration of Kevin’s life will be held Tuesday March 7, 2023 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St in Perry, NY, 14530. Family and friends may call from 5pm-6pm. Services will follow at 6pm. Kevin will be laid to rest with his parents and brother in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kevin’s memory to Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450.
https://give.lollypop.org/for/hsoramcp/amount/50/info/give_today. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Batavia ~ Dawn Marie (Palmer) Piasta, age 67, passed away at home on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

   piasta_0.jpg  She was born October 8, 1955, in Cuba NY to the late Francis Palmer and Barbara Harter, and later, Don Bradford, her step-father. Dawn was the oldest of six children; Joel, Kit, Carrie, Marge, and Joyce. Dawn is predeceased by her brother, Joel and survived by the rest of the siblings. Dawn had four children whom she is survived by; Bethany Palmer, Michael Piasta, April Palmer and Ceciely Palmer along with two grandchildren; Bianca Gregory and Ava Freeman.

     Dawn enjoyed reading and was an avid gardener, as well as a phenomenal quilter, spending a lot her free time sewing . She loved the outdoors and had a special place in her heart for animals, once saving 4 baby squirrels in her front yard. Dawn also enjoyed cooking and baking, a wonderful talent of hers. She was a resilient woman and cared deeply in her own way for those around her.

     Information regarding services will be shared at the discretion of the family. 

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

JAMI RYAN BARONE, 50,  of Corvallis, Oregon, passed away February 6, 2023 surrounded by family.
He was born February 19, 1972 in Batavia, New York.
Jami was employed at Hewlett Packard for 27 years. He was a loving man who loved everyone and everyone loved him. He truly had a heart of gold.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Barone of 25 years, father, Dominic L. Barone Jr., stepmom, Debra J. Barone of Batavia, NY.
He is predeceased by his mom, Sandra Weld who passed away in 2010. He also leaves behind a stepdaughter, Samantha (Dave)
Day of Corvallis, Oregon, stepsons, Aaron and Jesse Day of Corvallis, Oregon, grandchildren, Ryker and Marley of Corvallis, Oregon, stepfather, Bill (Katie) Weld of Creswell, Oregon, half brother, Zeb (Caroline) Weld of Corvallis, Oregon, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many, many cousins.

A celebration of life will be held March 4 at Central Valley Church 657 American Drive, Halsey, Oregon.


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