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LeRoy ~ Donald D. Mancuso, age 84, formerly of E. Main Rd., Lime Rock, passed away Thursday afternoon (March 10, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     He was born February 14, 1932 in Lime Rock, a son of the late James and Victoria Rigoni Mancuso.

     He will be remembered by his family as a very proud and loving dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.  He was a very hardworking, self-employed business man, who took over and ran his family's business - Empire State Motor Express Inc. - for over 45 years.  He was a past member of the Lion's Club and the Loyal Order of the Moose.  He enjoyed building model airplanes, woodworking and cheering on the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.

     He will be sadly missed by his six loving children, Kathleen (Duncan) Mackenzie of LeRoy, Donna (Will) Potter of Springville, David (Deborah) Mancuso of Pavilion, James (Patricia) Mancuso of Chili, Nancy (Kevin) Mullen of LeRoy and Kevin Mancuso of Caledonia; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Virginia Mancuso of LeRoy and Karen (Michael) Weins of FL, brother-in-law, Richard Blood of LeRoy,  along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends at The Greens. 

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Blood Mancuso in 2009 and his brothers, Harold and Francis.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday from 3 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19).  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's Church), 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     Memorials are suggested to Don's family for distribution to charities of their choice.

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

     Mr. Mancuso and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

hoy.jpg  Luicille J. Hoy, 88, passed away March 7, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. She was born December 15, 1927 to the late Martin (Clara Fiegl) Spoth.

Lucy enjoyed family, church, to bake, cook, sew crochet and read stories. The Family would like to express our gratitude to all family, friends, and the staff at NYS Veterans Home for all their heartfelt time, support &personalized care.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Harry A. Hoy Jr.; children Harry Hoy III, David(Diana) Hoy, Susan(Michael)Daugherty, Daniel Hoy, Claire (Philip)Reiner, Michelle(Gary) Midkiff, Paul (Lynn) Hoy, Peter(Susan) Hoy and Elaine Hoy; her dear brother Robert Spoth, sister Jean (Al) Turton and sister in law Lucille B. Spoth; blessed with 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on May 23, 2016 from 10-11 AM with a Memorial Service followed at 11 AM at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Rd Williamsville, New York 14221.

For more information please call 585-343-8260 or 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.

lake_0.jpgGerald F. Snyder, 47, of Attica passed away peacefully on March 7, 2016 at his home. He was born June 26, 1968 in Batavia, New York to Ronald (Luella Hough) Snyder Sr. of Elba.

Gerald Snyder was known as a loving father for his sons since day one. He enjoyed working with his sons and friends in the Drywall business. He loved his family and he was proud to be a grandfather of 3. Gerald loved his dog Kizzy, he took her everywhere.

He is survived by his sons Cody E. (Serena) Snyder Sr. of Oakfield, Matthew Snyder of SC; siblings Ronald (Joann) Snyder Jr. of Elba, Brenda (Tim) Kelso of SC, James (Dianne) Snyder of Elba, Mary Lou (Tom) Porter of Oakfield, Raymond (Kelly) Snyder of Batavia, Richard (Chris) Snyder of Batavia, Thomas (Tammy) Snyder of Lyndonville; grandchildren Jaydan Snyder, Jasmine Snyder and Cody Snyder Jr. along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.  For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Elba, NY - Krista Anne Douglas, 37, died peacefully after a lifetime of health struggles March 9th 2016.

Beloved daughter of the late Robert S. Douglas & Lorraine Peterson Douglas Damon.

Long time resident of Newark's DDSO, Cobblestone 101, more recently The Highlands at Brighton. No matter her burdens always expressing joy, sharing smiles and her contagious laughter. Loving rides, animals, music, family visits, activities and fun. Resting in Peace, forever in our thoughts, hearts & prayers.

Surviving are her mother Lorraine Damon of Elba, NY, sister Brandy Douglas of Batavia, NY, brother Robert Douglas of Batavia, NY, nieces and nephews, Trevor, Gina, Damian, Kaylee and Chloe.

Private services will be held. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle for Krista, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Arrangements by H. E. Turner Funeral Home 403 East Main St. Batavia, NY.

perry1_0.jpg   Mary E. "Liz" Noble, age 74, of Pavilion, passed away at her home on Wednesday March 9, 2016 surrounded by the love of her family. Mary "Liz" was born in Batavia, New York on May 6, 1941 a daughter of the late George S. (Marion Thompson) Powers. She is preceded in death by her first husband Richard F. Murphy who passed away in 1967.

Liz was a graduate of Pavilion Central School and graduated with her bachelor’s degree at Nazareth School of Nursing. She worked at the Pavilion Central School as the school nurse for several years. Her most important and full time job in life was raising her 9 children.
Liz was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Pavilion. She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking and especially enjoyed times spent with her husband children, and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband David Noble whom she married on September 22, 1969; 5 daughters Mary Kate Noble of Perry, Amy (Christopher) Finch of Warsaw, Molly (Ted) McCall of Port Leyden, NY, Sarah (Christian) Rounds of Linwood, Meghan (Greg) Bonter of Harrisburg, PA.; 4 sons Brian (April) Murphy of Pearl Creek, Terry (Stacey) Murphy of Woodland Park, CO., Timothy Noble of Trout, TX., Thomas (Jamie) Noble of Charlotte, NC.; brother William (Sue) Powers of Clarence, 15 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Friday March 11, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday March 12, 2016 at St. Mary’s (Mary Immaculate Parish) 11095 St. Mary’s St. Pavilion, New York 14525. She will be laid to rest in Olivet Cemetery in Covington.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Ladies of Charity C/O/ St. Mary’s Church 11095 St. Mary’s Street Pavilion, New York 14525, Covington United Presbyterian Church 1701 Craig Rd. Pavilion, New York 14414, or to the Home Care and Hospice of WNY 29 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Batavia - Barbara V. Neal, 74, of Batavia, New York joined her husband Gary and our Lord Jesus Christ on March 8, 2016.  Barbara was born February 14, 1942 to Herbert & Edna Krieger (Morris), along with her twin Brother Bruce whom she often joked with about who was born first (Barbara was born second). 

Barbara was a devoted wife to her husband Gary and was by his side while he battled leukemia until his passing in 2003.  Barbara was the best Mother that a child could have to her children, David whom passed in 2003, Kathleen whom has also passed in 2013 and her baby boy Herbert (who she fondly called Herbie).  Barbara was a very compassionate grandmother to her five grandson's, Christopher, Matthew, Jason, Dustin and Tyler. Barbara greatly enjoyed spending time with Christopher and Matthew and often tell everyone who would listen to her how handsome they looked in their Boy Scout uniforms. 

Barbara enjoyed her pug dog “Baby Girl”, and her hairless Egyptian Sphinx cat “Cleopatra” or sometime she would refer to her as “P.I.T.A.”.  Barbara also enjoyed reading, and could often be found reading missals or other spiritual books about her Catholic Faith. 

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Herbert & Edna Krieger (Morris), her husband Gary Neal, Son David (Randall), and daughter Kathleen (Randall). 

She is survived by her son Herbie of Batavia, Brother Bruce (Nancy) Krieger of Bellefontaine OH, Grandson's Christopher, and Matthew of Batavia, Jason, Tyler and Dustin of  Bardstown, KY.  Barbara is also survived by several brother and sister in-laws as well, nieces and nephews as well as four great grandchildren. 

There will be no calling hours, and a spring burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Brockport, NY is planned.  Please contact the family if you wish to attend. 

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Barbara's grandson's Christopher and Matthew where they will make a “Little Free Library “  in her honor at her residence on Harvester Avenue in Batavia, NY. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Barbara have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia - Jean Hart Sovocool, 95, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Sovocool was born October 28, 1920 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Thurman Hart, Jr. and Dorothy Dyer Hart.

A dedicated and faithful member of St. James Episcopal Church, she served as a worship and ministry leader and sang in the church's choir. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #267. She was a pet lover. She also enjoyed gardening and loved her roses.

She is survived by her children, Eugene A. (Ann) Northrop Jr. of Rochester, Craig (Lori) Northrop of Pennsylvania and Suzanne (Leo) Corbelli of Nevada; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Jean have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia - Doris Livingston Maha, age 80, of Batavia, passed away at her home on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from natural causes.

She was born July 1, 1935 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late William A. and Violet Barker Livingston.

Surviving are nieces, nephews, along with many dear friends, especially Louise Lee and Kate Martin.

Doris was very active in her political beliefs, helping to aide animal rescue organizations and she would lend a hand to anyone in need.

There are no prior calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Please consider memorials in her name to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Doris have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.


Michael P. McDonald, of Batavia, NY, died peacefully Friday morning (Mar. 4, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, after a lengthy illness.

Mr. McDonald was born October 28, 1964 in Rochester; son of the late Paul McDonald and the late Barbara (Provenzano) Samberg.

Mr. McDonald graduated from the Aquinas Institute in 1982 and moved quickly into the family business. In 1984, he took over as the publicity director of Batavia Downs Racetrack, which was then owned by his mother Barbara Samberg (who was the first female Director of the USTA) and his Aunt Donna Warner, after the passing of their father Pat Provenzano, who founded the track in 1940.

For 14 years, Mr. McDonald publicized and organized the activities of the top names in the industry and managed many high level racing events held at Batavia Downs that included Grand Circuit races, New York Sire Stakes and a Breeders Crown in 1988.

When the track was eventually sold to Western Regional Off Track Betting (WROTB) in 1998, Mr. McDonald stayed on staff and became the facilities operations manager and inter-track wagering (ITW) manager and served in both capacities until 2006.

A member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia, Mr. McDonald was an avid sports fan (in particular of the Minnesota Vikings) and was very active in local youth sports. He was also very involved with his two sons and their activities. He enjoyed playing golf and participated in the local men's hockey league. He was a youth football coach, Little League baseball coach and a volunteer for Notre Dame High School football.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his stepfather Jim Samberg, of Webster; his pride and joy, sons Cam and Aaron McDonald, both of Batavia; loving sisters, Martha Smith, of Rochester, Margo Conheady, of Rochester, Meghan (Scott Boone) McDonald, of Scottsville, and dear brother, Mark (Jacquie) McDonald, of Atlanta; his former wife, Kelly McDonald, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The McDonald family will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday (Mar. 9) at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel located at 4120 W. Main Street Road, Batavia. Prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Mar. 10) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. celebrated by the Rev. Bill Donnelly at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's site). Memorials can be made in his honor to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020.

Please share your words of comfort with Mike's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call (585)343-7500.

(Written by Tim Bojarski for Batavia Downs.)

Wyoming - Mary Marjorie Amthor, 83, of Wyoming, died Monday (March 7, 2016) at the Wyoming County Community Health System Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

Mary was born September 7, 1932 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Ralph and Marian (Whitcher) Dobson.

Mary loved to read and travel.  She will be remembered for having a sweet tooth, especially when it came to candy.  She was an athlete and a sports fan, especially of the Buffalo Bills.

Survivors include her children, Lonny (Gabriele) Amthor of Hamlin, Linda Amthor of Oakfield and Brian Amthor of Wyoming; one sister, Donna Colby of Batavia, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mary is the wife of the late Clinton H. Amthor and sister of the late Raymond Dobson and Arlene Dobson.

Calling hours are Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday also at the funeral home.  Burial will be in West Bethany Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

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





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