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Arthur C. Koert

By T.J. Woodward
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Arthur C. Koert, 84, of Batavia, passed away on October 3, 2023. He was born in Batavia on June 29, 1939 to the late Russell and Ruth (Keidel) Koert. In addition to his parents, Arthur is predeceased by his siblings; Russell Koert, Sylvia Cecere, Nancy Ameigh and Kathy Trader.

 He is survived by his wife of 43 years; Shirley (Toye) Koert; daughters Joanne Koert, Pamela (Sal) Costa and Renay (Gregg) Stone; grandchildren Jasmine (Chris) Billman, Andrew (Brandi), Ethan and Tia Stone; great-grandchildren Samantha and Annabella Billman, Kaydence Denea and Scarlett Stone; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Art was a lifelong tinkerer.  He loved to figure out how things worked, and if something was broken he would fix it.  He was a great handyman and mechanic and had the skills to fix anything. He turned his love into a successful career as a mechanic.  He owned Art's Auto, and for the last 15 years prior to retirement worked as a mechanic for UPS. In his spare time, Art would pilot small airplanes, boats, and snowmobiles. If it had an engine Art wanted to fly, drive or sail it. Art loved to vacation with his wife Shirley, including traveling around the country in their motor home. Art loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved playing with his grandchildren. At family events, he could often be found at the kids table.  He was a prankster and had a great sense of humor. At family events Art acted as the event photographer, he would always be taking pictures or videos of the gathering.  He was a loving, caring, man and we are all blessed to have had Art in our lives and we will miss him every day.

 There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Monday October 9. 2023 at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

 Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital To leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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