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kasinski_elizabeth_-_photo1.jpgElizabeth “Betty” Kasinski, 83 of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Saturday (October 22, 2022) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born July 5, 1939 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Viola Budziszewski Berlinski.

Betty enjoyed crafting, bowling and preparing a home cooked Polish meal. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ronald Kasinski of Corfu. Sons, David (Darlene) Kasinski of Tennessee, Paul (Heather) Kasinski of California and John (Amanda) Kasinski of Clarence. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters and a brother.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (Oct. 26th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday (Oct. 27th), 9:00am at Ascension Parish, South Swan Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Corfu, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14227. 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.

 

 

img_1408.jpgFairport- Benjamin Hurford Lucas , 71 of Fairport passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia, New York.

 Mr. Lucas was born Saturday, July 14th, 1951 in Wichita Falls, Texas a son of the late Richard A. Lucas and Edith M. (Lewin) Lucas. He spent his formative years moving from Texas, to England, and finally settling down and graduating from high school in Bloomfield, NY. Benjamin obtained his Bachelors in Computer Science from SUNY Brockport and worked for CCI and Nortel Networks until retirement.

 Benjamin was a charismatic man who enjoyed making friends, telling terrible jokes, and spending time with the people he loved. He was active in his son's lives as a cub scout leader, little league coach, taking them on annual vacations to Florida, and summer camping trips to Indian Falls.

 He is survived by his four sons Richard A. Lucas II, Jordan W. Lucas, Christopher A. (Michell) Lucas, Andrew J. Lucas, their mother Lois O’Brien, and his sister Judy.

In death Benjamin is reunited with his parents Richard A. Lucas and Edith M. (Lewin) Lucas; siblings Eddie, Inez, and Debbie.

 As per Benjamin's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at the family's convenience.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a mental health advocacy organization of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

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

 


Schultz Sharon, Frongetta
Passed suddenly on 10/14/2022. Pre-deceased by brother Butch ( Laura Langmaid) Survived by her husband Howard, children Joe Frongetta (Lori) Anthony (Wendy) daughter JoAnn Flemming, grand daughters Julia and Sarah. Many niece, nephews and dear friends. Services will be on Saturday October 29th at 6:00 p.m and held at Sunset Lanes Banquet Room, 1317 Chili ave Rochester, NY 14624.

medley_roger_-_photo1.jpgLEROY – Roger Austin Medley, 82, gained his Heavenly reward Thursday, October 13, 2022, with family by his side. Loving husband of the late Mary Ann Medley, the two moved to the “country” in Le Roy after raising their family in Batavia. Nothing meant more to Roger and Mary Ann than their children, grandchildren and extended families. 

Roger was born April 9, 1940, in Newburgh, NY, to the late Jean Marie (MacMillan) and Elmer Austin Medley.  He spent his early life in Walden, NY, before his family moved to central NY.  For the last several years, Roger spent his winters in Florida.

A 1958 graduate of VVS Central High School in Verona, NY, Roger attended Syracuse University before starting work in the heavy highway construction industry.  In 1962, Roger and Mary Ann moved to Batavia, where Roger headed the western NY sales region for D-A Lubricants, Inc, serving clients throughout the western third of the state.  Following a successful career in sales, Roger worked at various jobs in the Batavia area including serving as Steward of Nest 493 of the Polish Falcons. Roger coached youth sports in Batavia - baseball, football, hockey and softball - for numerous years.  A Gold Legion Honor Member, Roger was a 50-year member of the Polish Falcons of America, Local Nest 493. 

Roger had a great love for people and a sense of humor uniquely his. Throughout his life, Roger had an uncanny ability to befriend people of all ages and from all walks of life.  Known by as many nicknames as he gave, “Dad”, “Grampie”, “Grampa” were his favorites; nonetheless, many knew him, not as Roger, but as “Maytag”, “Mr. Medley”, “Coach”, “Rog’’ or “Pops”.  His tenacious zest for life and courage in the later years of his life will continue to serve as an inspiration to countless others. 

Roger and Mary Ann loved attending their grandchildren’s’ events, traveling, going out to eat, and attending sporting events.   Roger, a gifted athlete, was a lover of all sports; and had an amazing knowledge of major league baseball, football and hockey and college football. He was a fixture at Dwyer Stadium for years, a long-time season ticket holder of the Rochester Amerks, a “diehard” lover of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Browns and University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  Roger loved the outdoors – camping, hunting, and fishing; he had a legendary appetite for all things edible, especially hot dogs, lobster, prime rib and desserts.

Roger, who has now rejoined our Heavenly Father, his loving wife, and son, Douglas Austin Medley (1965-2015), leaves behind a loving family and countless friends. He is survived by children, Sue Ann Medley, John William Medley, Cynthia Marie (David) Evanetski; daughter in law, Jenny Privatera Medley; five grandchildren, Emily Jean Medley (John) Castilleja, Allison Marie Medley, Jacob Austin Medley, Ainsley Marie Evanetski and Cassidy Medley Evanetski, and great-grandson, River Michael Castilleja.   He is survived by his sister, Bonnie (Delos) Presowitz; brother Douglas J. Medley; sisters in law Kathryn Sawner and Joyce (David) Howard; nieces Denice Howard (Steven) Long; Brenda Howard (Robert) Hicks, Bonnie Jean Marie Presowitz, Annamarie Presowitz (Rick) Polito; and nephews Jonathan (Beverly) Medley, his Godson Christian Roger Medley, and Matthew (Leah) Howard, 15 great nephews and nieces.  He is predeceased by his parents, parent in-laws, Clifford D. and Gladys (Burns) Sawner, and sister-in-law, Phyllis K. Medley.

Calling hours, followed by a brief prayer service and celebration of life will be held 1 – 4 pm, Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia, NY.  Please join family for a reception at Polish Falcons, Nest 493, lower level, to celebrate memories of Roger, at the conclusion of services. Donations may be made to the family and sent c/o 1324 Flor Del Sol Drive, Port Orange, FL 32129. 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.

 

 

sackett.jpg  Jean L. Sackett of Byron, NY, was born Jean Ethelind Lovejoy January 21, 1933, the youngest daughter of Charles and Mary (Richardson) Lovejoy of Victor, NY.

After graduating from Cornell University in 1953, she took a job with Proctor and Gamble doing door-to-door surveys around the country.  Upon the death of her father, Jean returned to Victor and worked as a social worker for Ontario County.  

In 1956 she married John L. Sackett, Jr., of Churchville, NY.  Jean completed her MS in Education at SUNY Brockport and taught second grade in the Byron-Bergen School District until retirement.

She bore three children; Deborah (Jay Miller), John (Rose) -both deceased, and Charles (Amy). She is also survived by five living grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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

To leave a message of condolence please visits www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

 

ruth_mcvay.jpg  Ruth M. Alwardt McVay left her earthly home on October 19, 2022, at the age of 89 for her eternal home. Ruth was born on July 13, 1933 in Darien New York. Ruth is the daughter of the late Everett Alwardt and the late Stella Post Alwardt and the wife of the late Albert McVay.

Ruth graduated from the Alexander Central School in 1956. She was employed by JJ Newberrys, for several years. She married the love of her life Albert McVay on March 23, 1957. She was a loving mom and grandmother to her children and filled the home with joy. Not only did Ruth love jokes and pranks but enlisted her family members to engage in these adventures. This was a shared trait among her and her siblings as well. She was a Member and a Sunday school teacher at West Bethany Baptist Church. Later in life she became an AWANA secretary and Sunday school helper at the Attica First Baptist Church. She was a 4-H leader for many years and enjoyed baking, gardening, and was an avid bird watcher. Ruth took a special interest in classic cars, loved taking trips, and vacations with her family, as well as friends.

Ruth is pre-deceased by her husband Albert, her sons Dennis and Lloyd, her siblings, Mildred (Harvey) Bartz, William, Harold (Mary), Keith (Diana), and Dean Alwardt.

She is survived by her children Denise McVay, Wendy (David) Parker, Bernard McVay, Sandra (Todd) Schrauger, Duane (Vickie) McVay several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 W. Bethany Road, East Bethany, NY 14054. She will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alexander Fire Department, 10505 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011


Janine F. Torcello, age 69, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening Oct. 15 th , 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Janine was born Oct. 9, 1953 the only child of Kenneth and Dorothy Werner in LeRoy, New York.
Janine was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband John F. Torcello. She is survived by her daughter Brooke Tubbins (Deson) grandson Deson (DJ), granddaughter Ayla, and extended grandchildren Sariyah, Ayvianna, Maliyah, and Jalen, special friends Gayle Young, Maggie O’Brien, Anne Nenni, Dorothy, and Steve Reamer.

Janine was a 1971 graduate of LeRoy Central HS where she was active in the pep club, AFS, the GAA, Model UN, the Honor Society, the Quill and Scroll, the school newspaper (the Red & Black), the mixed chorus (the Oatkanaires), and the school yearbook (the O-At-Kan) where she was sports editor her
senior year. She was an avid bowler, a member of the girls HS Bowling Team, a score keeper for the wrestling teams and track teams. Janine was a quiet and shy person who did not like to be on stage but was very active backstage with the wardrobe and make-up crews. Janine graduated with honors with a Regents diploma and Regents scholarship. She attended SUNY Brockport where she studied journalism, library science, and English, graduating in 1975 with a BA in English.

After college Janine worked at Sylvania until its closing and then as a Buyer/Purchasing Agent at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for several years. Janine suffered a life threatening brain injury in her later years which required month’s long physical therapy where she had to relearn how to speak, write, and walk eventually requiring her to leave the workforce earlier than expected. Janine loved the Bills and the Sabers, her soap operas, reading romance novels and People Magazine, never without a cup of coffee.
She loved everything Pumpkin, coffee, muffins, pie, etc.. She loved to go to the Windmill in Penn Yan with her friends and the Fall Arts Festival at Letchworth State Park. She loved her grandchildren and would babysit often and when days were frustrating you would always hear her shout, “Calgon, Take Me Away”.

Friends may all Monday, October 24, 2022 from noon-2:00 P.M. with her Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St., LeRoy. Following her service there will be a reception at the LeRoy Country Club. To share a memory or leave a condolence please
visit, www.leroyfuneralhome.com.


Herman "Fred" Henry – Corfu, NY passed away on October 12, 2022 at the Buffalo VA Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Montoursville, PA to Herman and Alice Henry.

Fred leaves behind his wife of 25 years Bev, two sons Mathew (Nicole),and Mitchell. Step-daughter Deb (Tim) Silvernail.

Fred enlisted in the United States Army immediately following high school graduation in June of 1961. He retired after 20 years of active duty-Green Beret Special Forces.

After that he had various jobs including over the road truck driving with his wife. Fred was an avid motorcyclist, hunter, equestrian, and an animal lover. He was a member of American Legion Post # 626 in Alabama, NY– and was post commander at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

He loved spending time with his buddies, drinking coffee and telling stories. He was always willing to help any one in need or just lend a  helping hand. He was a true friend to many.

A Memorial service will be held on November 5, 2022 at 1p.m. at the American Legion Post #626, 6554 Alleghany Rd. Alabama, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to his family.  He will be laid to rest at a latter date.

gordon_kelsey.jpgGordon G. Kelsey, 85, of Rochester passed away on October 17, 2022 at his home in Rochester. He was born February 26, 1937 at Batavia Hospital, Batavia, NY to the late Earl and Fannie (Williams) Kelsey. Gordon is preceded in death by his sister Hazel (Kelsey) Miller, brothers Daniel Kelsey, Robert Kelsey and Deforest “Bill” William Kelsey.

Gordon’s generosity was exemplified by his continued service throughout his life. He served in the U.S. Army from September 1957 to September 1959 at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he met his wife, Gayleen and the two married on February 15, 1960. He was a former president of the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department in Alexander, NY, the first Honorary Lifetime member of the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, in Ballston Spa, NY, member and Chaplain of the American Legion in Camp Verde, AZ, prepared meals for nursing home residents in Cottonwood, AZ and volunteered and ran the food pantry for St. Vincent de Paul in Camp Verde, AZ for close to 15 years.

Gordon had a love for his family, children and grandchildren. He was a youth coach for all of his 6 children. Although he and Gayleen retired to Arizona over 20 years ago, they spent many of those years “on the road” visiting their children and 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, throughout the U.S.  While doing so, Gordon and Gayleen had a goal of visiting as many states in the U.S. as possible, hitting 47 of the 50.

He is survived by his sons Darrell (Kathy), Don (Tammy), Charles (Belinda), Kyle (Deborah), and Neil (Robin) Kelsey, daughter Ann (Gregory) O’Brien, his grandchildren, Joseph, Kathryn (Scar), Kaitlyn, Kody, Joshua (Jessica), Jacob, Ryan, Kortney, Marybeth, Matthew, Kendal, and Ethan Kelsey, Evan and, Kelsey O’Brien, his great grandchildren, Anthony and Ashton Kelsey, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave., Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00am Mass will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish. He will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery, Corfu on Monday, October 24 at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Camp Verde Conference, 781 E. Cliffs Pkwy., Camp Verde, AZ 86322. 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.

The Family would like to thank the Rochester Regional Hospice nurses Gail and Sheri. Along with his caregivers Karyn, “T”, and Tanya.

williamhwalters.jpgWilliam H. Walters, went to be with our Lord on October 18, 2022 after being at Wyoming County Community Hospital following a fall at home. Bill, as he was known, was born April 1, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is the son of the late Ruth (Harvey) Walters and William R. Walters. Bill is preceded in death by his first wife Betty, who died in 1969 and his son Billy, who died in 1980.

Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948 and again in 1952-1954. He was Honorably Discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. Bill was a chemical engineer who studied at Lehigh University in PA. He worked at Bell Aerospace as part of the team that worked on the Mercury Space Project. He later worked for Linde and retired from Sherwood Selpac in Lockport as QC manager.

He was a 62 year member of the Masonic Fraternity and served as presiding officer of four concordant bodies. He was a devoted member of Attica Trinity UMC serving many years as treasurer and trustee. His prior service was at Kenmore Presbyterian Church as Elder before moving to Attica.

Bill was a beloved father, husband and friend of many. He was known to be able to fix anything, and over 200 clocks were cleaned and running again for countless people, as well as his own collection, over the years. In his retirement years he loved the serenity of country life, watching wildlife and feeding the birds.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy (Baum) Walters, daughter Peggy (George) Page, sons George (Sharon), Mark Cleveland, David Cleveland, Tom (Gianna) Cleveland, and Jim (Becky) Cleveland, grandchildren Nich & Danny Hart, Ben, Jake & Sam Walters, and Molly & Shane Cleveland, great grandchildren Ashley, Layla, Zeke & Ozzie Hart.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest with Military Honor’s in Elmlawn Cemetery, Kenmore. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 Main St, Attica, NY 14011, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, www.roswellpark.org, or to any Military, Masonic and Animal charities. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.

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