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Lisa Marie (Grill) Demmer, 38, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She traded in her tortured body for a shiny, new pair of wings. She was a devoted wife to Michael Demmer, who was by her side as she passed. Lisa and Michael spent their time together between Western New York and Northeast Tennessee. Lisa earned her Nursing degree and spent her life serving others as a nurse in both public and private duty. She especially loved caring for special needs pediatric patients, for which she received advanced training.
Lisa was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandmother, Betty Kabel and her Paternal Grandfather, Frederick Grill, who was her “G”. There is no doubt that “G” was there to welcome her with open arms.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Demmer, of Corfu, NY, her daughters, who were her life; Elizabeth Sampson of Corfu, NY; Cynthia, Katherine, and Patty Sampson of Mountain City, TN, and step- daughter Jessica Demmer of Holly, NY, also a step-son Christopher Demmer. She also leaves behind her father, George Grill of Charlotte, NC, her loving Grandmother, Patricia Grill of Surgoinsville, TN., brothers and sisters: George Grill of Mountain City, TN, Justin Grill of Charlotte, NC, and Shelby Ruhland and Brian James of Corfu, NY. Lisa also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss her, but shall keep her alive in their hearts through memories of their times together.
The family will hold a private memorial to celebrate Lisa’s life.

degoris_josephine_-_photo.jpgJosephine M. DeFazio DeGoris “Jo Marie”, of Lake Worth Florida passed away on June 14, 2017.

She was born in Batavia, NY on April 25, 1932, daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine Morreale DeFazio.

Ms. DeGoris was a graduate of Batavia High school class of 1951. She was also a graduate of Rochester School of Practical Nursing. She was employed at Batavia Nursing Home for 18 years prior to moving to Florida and employed in nursing in Florida until her retirement.  Ms. DeGoris was also a licensed cosmetologist.

She is survived by her son Patrick C Cavigliano II ( Arthur J Nelson) whom reside in Ellijay, Georgia.  Also survived by sister, Rose (Tom) Butera of New Port Richey Florida; brother, John DeFazio of Rochester NY; sisters, Felicia Boies and Mary Dee Ognibene, both of Batavia.  Also surviving are cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

She is predeceased by brothers Leonard DeFazio and Alphonso DeFazio and sister, Concetta Penepent. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of her life will be planned for a future date in Batavia, NY.  

 "Jo Marie" will be given a place of distinction in the home of her son Patrick Cavigliano and his spouse Arthur Nelson in Ellijay, Georgia.





18.jpgEleanor A. Jackson, age 81, of Perry, New York, passed away peacefully on Monday June 26, 2017 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. Eleanor was born in Southport, New York on December 3, 1935 a daughter to the late Darwin and Dorothy (Ward) Mess. She is preceded in death by 3 brothers: Robert, D. James and Gerald Mess; sister Doris Rose and a nephew Douglas Mess.

She worked for the Perry Knitting Mill, Mallory Timers, Archway Cookies, Seneca Foods, Sylvania, New York State including the Department of Corrections, and retired from the Wyoming County Planning and Development in Perry where she was a keyboard specialist when she retired. Upon retiring she lived in South Carolina for 9 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry, She enjoyed crocheting, reading, doing crossword puzzles, bowling, fishing and going on family vacations. She enjoyed her cats and especially enjoyed times spent with family.

She is survived by her husband: Charles whom she married on April 11, 1957, 2 daughters: Elizabeth (Tim) Page of Oswego, Sharon (Duane) Beardsley of Perry, a son: Jeff (Kim) Jackson of Perry, a sister: Jean (Glenn) Ulrich of Phoenix, AZ., 4 grandchildren: Katherine and Wendy Page, Sarah White and Charisse (Jimmy) Wojtko, 3 step grandchildren: Brian and Jeremy Miess, Bobby Jo (Brian) Bird, 9 great grandchildren: Eleanor, Ashley and Emily Page, Faith, Kendra and Landon Warner, Peyton, Sophie and Leina Wojtko, 3 step great grandchildren: Brandy, Brent and Bethani Bird, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5-6 pm on Thursday June 29th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where funeral services will follow at 6pm. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. in Perry and the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601or visit www.alz.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign 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.

cesarano_patricia_-_photo.jpgPatricia Ann “Patty” Cesarano, 80 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday (June 24, 2017) at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born April 5, 1937 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Pontillo Minuto.

Patty worked as a professional cook for many area restaurants, including the Checkerboard Restaurant, Sylvania’s and Your Host Restaurant. She enjoyed playing cards and making crafts, stain glass art  and painting. She was also a longtime parishioner of the former St. Anthony’s Church and was a parishioner of Ascension Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society. Most of all family was the center of her life, where she raised five sons and watched her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her caring heart.

Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Pasquale “Patsy” Cesarano, who died January 6, 2012. Also predeceased by her brother, Thomas Minuto and daughter in-law, Wendy Cesarano.

She is survived by her five sons, Joseph Cesarano of Port Charlotte, FL, Thomas (Amy) Cesarano of Albany, NY, Patrick Cesarano of Batavia, Robert (Debra) Cesarano of Oakfield and Michael (Denise) Cesarano of Mumford.  Brother, Michael (Mary Ellen) Minuto of Rochester. Seven grandchildren, Jason (Shannon), Michael, Matthew, Robert Jr. (Emily), Kristina, Cody and Nicholas Cesarano.  Three great grandchildren, Sabastian, Shiori and Duke Cesarano.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (June 30th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. Prayers will be recited 9:15am Saturday at the funeral home followed by her Mass of Christian Burial,10:00am at Ascension Parish (corner of S. Swan and Sumner Streets). Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

The Rosary Society will recite the rosary Friday, 3:30pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, Inc., 167 North Main St., Perry, NY 14530. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




lang.jpgOn June 24, 2017 Jason passed away at home. He fought a very courageous battle with addiction that he tried so hard to overcome. Sadly Jason lost his battle but God gained a very precious angel. He was born October 5, 1983 in Buffalo, to Ricky (Niki Tundo) Lang of Batavia. Jason is preceded in death by grandmother Elfreda Scroger, grandfather Gerald Lang.

Jason was the owner of Grab-a-Cab which he took much pride in his business. He thought the world of his son and daughter whom he loved both with his entire heart and soul. Jason loved spending time with family, hunting, fishing and playing cards. He had a heart of gold; there is nothing he wouldn’t do to help anyone. He was such a loving, kind man and truly cared about everyone he knew. Jason was very generous, many times donating during the holidays, like Christmas to help a family in need, that’s what Jason enjoyed, seeing other people happy.

He is survived by his parents, son Lathan A. Lang of Batavia; sister Brandi M. Smith, brother Jacob A. Lang, grandmother Marie Tundo all of Batavia; grandfather Nick Tundo of Las Vegas; along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Thursday June 29, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Friday June 30, 2017 at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.  For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

Batavia – Mrs. Janet E. Radley, 86, of Batavia, formerly of Alexander, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Batavia Health Care Center in Batavia.

Mrs. Radley was born April 22, 1931 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Raymond and Beatrice Sprague Good.

She was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by her children, Raymond Radley of Pavilion and Dawn Radley of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Amber Radley and Joshua Radley; four great-grandchildren, Jacob Radley, Hailey and Savannah Radley and Brayden Williams; three brothers, Richard (Alice) Good of Hurst, Texas, Gerald (Charlene) Good of Batavia and Larry (Susan) Good of Alexander; a sister, Anita Wight of Byron and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She is the sister of the late Judy Good.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 29th at 6 p.m. at Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander. Private burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, New York 14005.   Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

american_flag.jpgMARVIN W. CARROLL ~ Oakfield

Died Thursday morning June 22, 2017 at his home while under the care of Hospice and his loving family at the age of 80. He was born July 10, 1936 in Oakfield a son of the late Charles and Ruth (Waldron) Carroll.                                                                                                                     

After graduating High School Marvin joined the US Air Force and served honorably in Okinawa, Japan. He retired from Graham Manufacturing.

Surviving is his loving wife of 56 years Loretta (Rinehardt) Carroll of Oakfield; children, Deborah (Michael) Urban of Corfu, Linda (David) Gray of Churchville and Charles (Vicki) Carroll of Oakfield; sister, Delorice Anderson of Attica; 8 grandchildren; 3great-grandchildren along with 3 nephews.

There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by his family, he will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery, memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Marvin with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com



spca.jpgJEAN PASCUCCI ~ Batavia

Age 77, died Thursday June 15, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born July 12, 1939 in Batavia, NY to the late James and Mary (Sammarco) Pascucci, also preceded in death by her son, James Warlick, granddaughter, Nicole Warlick; siblings, Louis, Edith, Joseph, Dominic, John and Victor.

Jean was formerly employed at Bob Evans in Batavia, was a Crossroads House volunteer and loved her cats.

Surviving are her children, Beth Abrams of NC and Frank Warlick of CA; grandson, Dustin Warlick of FL; siblings, Irene Lewis of Sodus Point, James (Margaret) Pascucci of FL, Dolores Lanzo of Spencerport, Floyd Pascucci and Nicholas (Florence Pascucci of Stafford; sisters-in-law, Nancy Pascucci of Batavia, Mary Lou Pascucci of Rochester along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials in her memory can be made to Volunteers for ANimals/Genesee County Animal Shelter.

Please share your memories of Jean with her family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



Stafford ~ Virginia C. Anchor, age 92, of E. Bethany-LeRoy  Road, passed away Friday evening (June 23, 2017) at Rochester General Hospital.

     She was born March 3, 1925 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Davis Cheeseman.

     Virginia will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who was devoted to her family.  She was also a long-time member of the LeRoy United Methodist Church where she was involved in many church activities. She and her husband, Robert, were also members of the church choir.

     In addition to her husband of 17 years, Robert Anchor, she is survived by her children; Douglas Michel (Vanza McEntee) of LeRoy, William Michel of LeRoy and Carol Ganshaw of LeRoy; her step-sons, Jeff (Vanessa) Anchor of Holley and David Anchor of SC; daughter-in-law, Linda Michel of Boston, MA; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Michel,  son, Robert Michel and her brother, Wayne Cheeseman.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.  Interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery will follow.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020. www.geneseecancerassistance.com

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

Batavia - Bertie B. Burling, 90, of Batavia, passed away Sunday, (June 25, 2017) at her home while under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and her family.

Mrs. Burling was born August 14, 1926 in Ohatchee, AL, a daughter of the late Claud and Naomi (Martin) Pruitt.

Bertie was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  She began her career at P.W. Minor Shoe Factory before moving on to G.E. Sylvania, and finally Batavia Dry Cleaners. 

Mrs. Burling loved to work in her flower gardens, make crafts, make and restore jewelry, crochet, and embroidery.

She is the wife of the late Jackson Burling.  The two were married on March 20, 1948; they spent 68 wonderful years together.  He passed away in October 2016.

Surviving is her daughter-in-law, Marlene (Bateman) Burling of Batavia; grandchildren, Preston (Tracy) Burling of Batavia, Lyle (Sharie) Burling of Scranton, PA, Christine (Greg) Smalley of Morrisville.  10 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Along with her husband and parents, Bertie is preceded in death by her son, James Autry Burling, and 7 of her siblings.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 190 Oak Street, Batavia, where Bertie’s Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, (June 28, 2017). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 190 Oak Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in West Middlebury Cemetery, East Bethany.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.


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