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LeRoy ~ Dorothy H. Pickell, age 94, passed away Wednesday afternoon (June 29, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center.

     Mrs. Pickell was born February 22, 1922 in Riga, a daughter of the late Everett and Louise Leathersich Johnson.

     She was a devoted matriarch and a dedicated farm wife to her late husband, Elliott, for over 62 years.  Her family came first and she cherished the opportunity to cook for and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also loved her time with Elliott when they travelled to Florida.

     She is survived by her children, Donald Pickell (Candy Lapp) of Batavia, Ann (Robert) Duyssen of Stafford and Jane (Richard) Simpson of Gates ; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her husband, Elliott (2003), she was predeceased by a brother, Charles Johnson and a sister, Mary (Sheldon) Tygart.

     Services and interment will be private at the family's convenience.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Genesee ARC, 64 Walnut St., Batavia, NY 14020 ; Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

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

     Mrs. Pickell and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

flowers.jpg Karen (Judd) Zawisza, age 77, of Perry, died on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Karen was born in Tyler, Texas on August 18, 1938, a daughter of the late Clyde and Pauline (Hamrick) Judd. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Beth Ann Zawisza.

Karen served with the US Air Force where she met her husband to be, Norman J. Zawisza. They were married on October 15, 1960 and honorably discharged shortly thereafter. They remained happily married until her husband's death on September 24, 2015. Karen held various jobs after she had enough of stay-at-home child rearing, including a number of years at Champion Products in Perry, New York and a happy stint at the former Video Fantasy where she would over feed her grandchildren ice cream. She enjoyed word puzzles, yelling at her family ('I don't do perky'), cream sherry, her quiet time in the morning, reading books and loved to watch movies. She was happy that 'Downton Abbey' had finally concluded and the fact that she would not have to choose between Hillary and The Donald. Although she was a very private person, she will be sorely missed.

She is survived by a daughter; Connie (Zawisza) Wray of Hilton; a son Norman S. Zawisza of St. Albans, VT, and 4 grandchildren: Zachary, Ethan, Jed and Beau

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

Memorials may be made to the Perry Public Library,70 Main St N. Perry, New York 14530. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com

LeRoy ~ Mary E. Hannan, age 64, of Perry Road, passed away on Sunday afternoon (June 26, 2016) at Crossroads House surrounded by her loving family.

     Mrs. Hannan was born June 9, 1952 in Washington, MO, a daughter of the late Raymond and Adata Jett Beesley.

     She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed bingo, music and reading.

     She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 44 years, Larry; her children, Rebecca (Daryl) Dziekan of Pavilion, Richard (Kristen) Hannan of Pavilion and Krystal (Douglas) Forsyth of Batavia; grandchildren, Justin and Zachary Hannan, Dylan and Colton Dziekan, Addison and Benjamin Forsyth; brothers, Raymond (Yvonne) Beesley and Terry (Terese) Beesley; sisters, Marie Richardson, Shelba (Bill) Schaeferkoeter, Judy (Gordy) Seivert, Marilyn (Dale) Marriott and Debbie Sink, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by her brothers, David and James.

     Mary's parting wish was honored and her brain was donated to Harvard University for research into Posterior Cortical Atrophy.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), where her Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 PM.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021.

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

sheron.jpgJoan K. Sheron, 88 of Batavia passed away peacefully at her home on Monday June 27, 2016. She was born April 27, 1928 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Samuel Tyree and Marie (Dooley) Edwards. Mrs. Sheron is preceded in death by her beloved husband William A. Sheron; a son Keith Sheron; siblings Dolores Wolfley, Bette Reagan, Joseph Tyree, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Joseph, June, George and Lawrence Edwards.

Mrs. Sheron worked for Notre Dame High School, Graham Corporation, and Genesee County Clerk’s Office. She was a devote Catholic and member of the St. Joseph’s Sodality. Her family and her faith were everything to her.

She is survived by her children Mona (Richard) Logar of Medford, NJ; Molly (Ray Tortorice) Sheron; William (Shari) Sheron, Jr.; daughter-in-law Marilyn Sheron all of Batavia; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 30, 2016 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Mausoleum Perpetual Care Fund 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

Houseknecht-Marianne M., Of Darien Center, NY. June 24, 2016. Wife of the late William K. Houseknecht; dear mother of Stephen, Sarah (Charles) Eisenmann and Paul (Diane) Houseknecht; also survived by three grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Rev. Michael P. McNicholls and Patricia (Lawrence) Huber. Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Darien Center, NY Tuesday at 10:00 AM. (Assemble at Church) Family present at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home 13228 Broadway Alden, NY. Monday 4-8 PM. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Strykersville, NY. Share your condolences at meyerfuneralhome.com

Bergen - Richard S. Seely, 87, of Bergen, a master mechanic at George & Swede Sales and Service in Pavilion, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at New Roc Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Rochester.

Mr. Seely was born June 15, 1929 in Bergen, the son of the late Herbert L. and Anna (Steedman) Seely.

He was a member of Stone Church Presbyterian Church. Dick graduated from Bergen High School, previously worked for Potter Dewitt in Pavilion and ran Seely Farms, his farm in Bergen.

His wife, Dorothy E. (Bennett) Seely, died November 13, 2011.

Survivors include a daughter, Blaire (Frederick) Giancursio of Churchville, 2 grandchildren, Kristina Giancursio and Joseph Giancursio, both of Churchville; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and 3 cousins.

He was the father of the late Grant R. Seely and grandfather of the late Grant T. Giancursio.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co., Inc., 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, NY where services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bergen Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, NY 14416.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

matla_agnes_-_photo.jpgAgnes Ann Matla, 86 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday (June 25, 2016) at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester, surrounded by her loving children.

She was born July 15, 1929 in Batavia, a daughter of the late J. Raymond and Irene Lake Brice.

Agnes was a graduate of Batavia High School and was employed by P.W. Minor Shoe Co. in Batavia prior to her retirement. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and listening to the music events in Jackson Square.  Most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending their sporting events, music concerts and dance recitals. Agnes was also a long time parishioner of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Matla, who passed away in 1996.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen Gorom of Oakfield, Bruce Matla of Spencerport, Christine Matla of Medina and Wendy Williams of Churchville. Grandchildren, Nicholas (fiancé, Jennifer), Jessica and Jonathan (Katherine) Gorom, Nathan (Lori-Beth) Williams, Rachael Miller and Jeremy (Suzann Sullivan) Patterson.  Great-Grandchildren, Noah, Jacob, Marley, Axl, Samantha, Riley, Gabriella and Aniyah. Brother in-law, Ronald (Connie) Matla of Fairport. Also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (June 28th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10:00am at St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY 14125 or Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net .




buffalo_bills.jpg Roger D. Porter, 74, of Oakfield passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on June 16, 1942 in Plasterco, VA to the late James and Ella Mae (Sanders) Porter. He is predeceased by a son, Roger D. Porter Jr., brother Monte Porter and sister Sharon Delahanty.

Roger was a devoted and loving family patriarch.  The umbrella of his love and generosity spread far and wide.  Roger was a fount of wisdom and provided a calming guiding hand to all he loved. Roger was an avid outdoorsman. When he was not growing his family, he enjoyed farming and hunting his land in West Barre. Roger was also a devoted Buffalo Bills fan.  He held season tickets for several decades and attended all four SuperBowls. In defense of our beleaguered franchise, he would often declare the Bills are the only true “red-white-and-blue” franchise in the NFL.

He is survived by his loving wife Lois Porter of Oakfield; daughters Cherie (Jamie) Egloff of Oakfield and Robyn (Mark) Godwin of Corfu; brothers Eddie (Debbie) Porter of N. Carolina, Tom (Mary Lou) Porter of Oakfield; sister Norma (Dave) Heale of Bergen; sister in law Anita Porter of Brockport; grandchildren Roger Scroger, Bradley and Melissa Shaughnessy, Krisha Godwin, 2 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately for the family. He will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/  or the Genesee County Animal Shelter http://www.vol4animals.org/ 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a 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.


Batavia - Joshua Richard Hofert, 20, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday (June 22, 2016) at his home in Batavia.

Joshua was born May 15, 1996 in Warsaw, the son of Richard (Tina Brown) Hofert of Elba and Amy Heubusch of Batavia.

Joshua was an athlete and he especially enjoyed basketball, football, lacrosse, racing and fishing.  He liked to play video games, listen to music and watch movies on Netflix. Joshua was responsible and was a hard worker, working two jobs and he went to work everyday. He loved his family and friends and always put their needs before his own. 

Surviving along with his parents are his sister, Brianna (fiancé Austin Wester) Hofert of Elba; maternal grandmother, Judy Heubusch of Greece, NY; step-grandfather, Jeffrey Wright of Greece, NY and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Joshua is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Laverne and Mary Hofert, maternal grandfather, Dale Heubusch and an uncle, Irving Heubusch.  

Calling hours are Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday also at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

LE ROY — A memorial gathering has been planned in memory of Donald W. “Ben” Wright, who died May 13, 2016.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Moose Family Center, Bank Street, Le Roy


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