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shear.jpg Gladys Alden Sheer, 94, a longtime resident of North Java died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Known to her family and friends as “Billie”, she was born at her home in Bliss, NY on September 11, 1922 to the late Flora Moore and Frank Alden, a direct descendent of John Alden who was a crew member on the historic pilgrim ship Mayflower. In addition to her parents, Billie is predeceased by her husband Clarence Sheer; sister Doris David; brother Don Alden and son in law Tom Standish.  

As a young woman, Billie held interesting jobs that fit her vivacious character. Through her high school years she worked as a housekeeper and nanny for Fran Striker, an American writer for radio and comics, best known for creating the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon characters. During World War II she was employed by Curtiss-Wright Aircraft where she drove scooters on the runway and joined her pilot friends on countless test flights before being promoted to Executive Secretary for management.  In 1946 she married her childhood sweetheart, Clarence Sheer, and they had a long and happy life on their farm. Always working together, they grew and sold sweet corn, pumpkins and squash, operated a cattle hauling business and were award winning sellers of seed to farmers across the Wyoming County for over 35 years. Billie was well known for her skills in the kitchen and especially for her fudge. She was often referred to as the “fudge lady”. She was an avid card player and loved nothing more than a competitive but fun game of cards with her bridge club friends of more than 60 years. Billie was a woman of great faith. Her laughter could light up a room. Billie was loved by family and friends alike and will be greatly missed. She will above all be missed by her beloved grandchildren who referred to her as “big grandma”, not because of her stature, but because of her big heart.

Billie is survived by her children; Pat (late Tom) Standish of Strykersville, Beverly (Richard Jr.) Herman of Varysburg, Jeanne (David) Dobinski of S. Wales, Donna (Patrick) Harrington of N. Java and Fran (Harold) Bush of Silver Springs; 6 grandchildren, Kristine (Larry) Wheeler, Richard (Ronda) Herman III, Troy (Jessica) Standish, Connie Herman, Ali Dobinski and Meg Dobinski. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday June 19. 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 20th at St. John Newman Parish (St. Cecilia’s Church) 991 Centerline Rd, Strykersville, NY 14145. Lunch will immediately follow in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Billie’s honor can be made to “Angel Action” 6470 Rt. 20A Suite #1 Perry, NY 14530 or online at wccainc.org. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

vanallen.jpg Mary G. VanAllen, 79, of Perry passed away on Sunday June 11, 2017 at her home. Mary was born in Silver Springs, NY on February 5, 1938 a daughter of the late Forrest H. and Ethel (Gell) Green. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband; Howard “Red” VanAllen who passed away in 2009; brothers Thomas Green Sr., Forrest Green Jr., Lester Green, Walter Green, Roger Green and Ronald Green and sister Doris Amberger.

She was a 1955 graduate of Silver Springs School. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill and G & L Laundry in Perry. She retired from the former Champion Products in Perry after 30 years of service. She was a former member of the Perry Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Wyoming Valley Antique Car Club. She enjoyed bird watching, tending to her flower gardens and loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter; Cindy (James F. “Rick”) Bramer of Warsaw; son James (Charlene) Van Allen of Perry; sister Evelyn Hamilton of Leicester; 2 sisters-in-law Carolyn Van Allen of Perry and June Green of Silver Springs; 4 grandchildren Tim (Jenny) Bramer, Michael (Jess) Bramer, Christina (Jim Slusser) Briggs, and Sarah Briggs; 5 great grandchildren Rowan, Keegan and Brooklynn Bramer, Noah and Logan Preen, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday June 16th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Graveside services will be held on Saturday June 17th at 11:00 A.M. at Elmwood Cemetery in Silver Springs.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Elmwood Cemetery C/O Town of Gainesville 2 Toolhouse Rd. Gainesville, New York 14066. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York.

mr._d.pngWALTER A. DOEHRING ~ Batavia

Age 91, died peacefully Friday June 9, 2017 at Premier Genesee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a brief illness. He was born February 11, 1926 in Buffalo, NY to the late Walter (Frances Mehnert) Doehring, also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth in 2014 and brother, Donald in 2015. 

Walter loved to reminisce about spending summers with his brother at their grandparent's house in Linden, NY when they were young. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Radioman/Telegrapher (1944-1946). Walter was hired as one of the original faculty members when the Genesee Community College opened its doors in September of 1967. A Professor of Accounting, he retired after 30+ years. He will be remembered by the many students he taught over the years. His children will always remember the summer camping trips when Dad would always insist on "taking the road less travelled". 

Surviving are his eight children, James  (Richard Episcopo), Thomas (Steven Chalfant), Jack (Gareth), Daniel (Anna), Andrew (Sandra), Sarah, Rachel (David) Fasano, William (Phoebe); five grandchildren, William, Matthew, Zalya, Stella and Erin. 

There will be no prior calling hours and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials in his memory can be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. in Batavia, New York 14020. 

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




Corfu - Eleanor M. (Beideck) Sharick, of Corfu, passed away peacefully at the Le Roy Village Green on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Eleanor was born to Harold G. Haskell and Elsie Bartlett (Haskell) Colby on October 21, 1923, in Indian Falls, New York. She is predeceased by her first husband, Lawrence W. Beideck in 1989 and Russell M. Sharick in 2014.
Eleanor lived her whole life in the Corfu area and spent many winters in Haines City, Fla.  Eleanor loved to motor home with her first husband Lawrence Beideck and did extensive traveling with her second husband Russell Sharick. She was an avid card player.
Eleanor was a former Clerk of the Village of Corfu. She worked for the former Bordwell Insurance Agency and was a clerk/secretary for Johnson, Drake and Piper during the construction of the New York State Thruway.  She retired as the Assistant Manager of the Corfu Office of M&T Bank.
Eleanor was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, the Corfu Rebekah Lodge #222 and the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by her sister Lucille (Alton) Beideck of Saranac Lake; a son, Edward (Carol) Beideck of Akron and a daughter Nancy (Richard) Clare of Akron; four grandchildren, Michelle (John) Reynolds of Corfu, Joshua (Heather) Beideck, Chad (Kristin) Cummings and Brad Cummings all of Akron; two stepchildren, Deborah (Frank) Czapeczka of Batavia and Randy (Lisa) Sharick of Corfu and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to call at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny St., Corfu, on Wednesday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow with the Rev. Aaron Neff officiating. 
Flowers are gratefully declined and memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church. 
Corfu - Mary Rose Silliman, 88, of Corfu, passed away Friday (June 9, 2017) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.
Mary was born September 15, 1928, in Wethersfield, NY, one of 11 children of William and Mabel Niver Rosborough. She was the last surviving of her brothers and sisters. Mary was the wife of the late Everett Silliman and grandmother of the late Mary Silliman. She loved going to church and seeing all her friends there and going to the daycare she attended. 
Surviving are her children, Elizabeth Ryan, Raymond Silliman, Ruby Silliman and Harry Silliman; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, June 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at High Point Church, 1163 Main Road, Corfu. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, NY.

Batavia - Anne Marie Bush, 53, of Batavia, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and her family.

She was born November 9, 1963 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Thomas D. Emerson, Sr. and Marie O'Keefe.

A registered nurse for 12 years, she most recently was working at the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Service in Albion. 

She is survived by her husband, Ralph J.  Bush; her children, Christian (Matthew) Townes of Perry, Brandon Culliton and Bryan (Brooke) Culliton, both of Batavia; six grandchildren, Eithan & Eli, Chloe and Peyton & Austin; her children’s father, Michael K. Culliton, Jr.; three brothers: Thomas D. Emerson, Jr. of Oklahoma, Dennis Emerson of Hawaii and James Emerson of Batavia; two sisters: Patricia M. Caleb of Medina and Kathryn Keenan of Farmington; 20 nieces and nephews, 19 great-nieces and great-nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is predeceased by her niece, Melissa Mae Emerson and her brother-in-law, Bruce Caleb.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her home located at 3065 Pearl Street Road, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to the YWCA's Domestic Violence Crisis & Prevention Services program, 301 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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


LeRoy ~ Charles C. Cordaro, age 87, formerly of West Main Street, passed away early Sunday morning (June 11, 2017) at the Batavia Health Care Center.

     He was born September 27, 1929 in LeRoy, a son of the late Joseph and Carrie Licata Cordaro.

     Mr. Cordaro had a special love for his family, especially his grandson, Austin.  He also had a passion for motorcycles and was a proud U.S. Marine Veteran.

     He is survived by his loving daughter, Maggie Cordaro of Stafford; grandson, Austin Bogue; his siblings, Antoinette D'Pasquale of Avon, Mary (Louie) Ferrara of LeRoy, Betty Merica of LeRoy, Margaret (Jim) Gravanda of LeRoy, Rachel Abbott of Las Vegas, NV, Theresa Hamler of LeRoy, Rito Cordaro (Leslie) of Pavilion and Joann Yamonaco of Avon, along with many nieces,  nephews and dear friends.

     He was predeceased by his wife, Carole Cordaro in 2008 and his brothers, Samuel Cordaro and Joseph Cordaro.

     Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass on Friday, June 16 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment with military honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.

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

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

jacob.jpg Genevieve A. Jacobs, 91 of Batavia, passed away peacefully at Premier Genesee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Wednesday June 7, 2017. She was born April 24, 1926 in Batavia, to the late James (Florence Falkowski) Sformo. Mrs. Jacobs is preceded in death by her husband George F. Jacobs (1985), son George Jacobs, brothers James and Larry Sformo.

Mrs. Jacobs was a lifetime member of Ascension Parish and longtime member of Polish Falcons. She was commander of Disabled American Veterans #166, past president of both the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She is survived by her beloved children James (Jennifer) Jacobs, Georgene (Rocco) DellaPenna, Maxine (Brian) Dioguardi all of Batavia; sisters Helen DeJongh of Texas; Florence Pontillo of Batavia; Lorraine (Carl) Dilcher of Oakfield; Marcie Weicher of Byron; Rose Mary Christian of Batavia; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 AM Graveside Service will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School 1301 North Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or to Boys Town at www.boystown.org. 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.

saravullo.jpg  John L. Saravullo, 59, of Pavilion passed away on Sunday June 4, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on January 31, 1958 in Elmira. John is predeceased by his mother Helen Rose Saravullo and a daughter Amanda Jean Saravullo.

John was a fun loving husband, father and friend to many people.  He was a retired Corrections Officer for the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, NY.  John enjoyed many outside activities including fishing, hunting, camping, riding his motorcycle and just being around family and friends, as well as his pets. He was also a great story teller and had a love for NASCAR and Buffalo Bills Football.

He is survived by his loving wife; Bonnie Saravullo of Pavilion; son Nick Saravullo of Pavilion; mother and father in law; several brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Memorial Mass will be held on Friday June 9, 2017 at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. Interment will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Pavilion Fire Department at 11302 Lake Street, Pavilion, NY 14525. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

thomas_perry2.jpgThomas Charles Perry, 76 of Akron, NY, Chairman Emeritus of Perry’s Ice Cream, went home to his Heavenly Father on June 4, 2017 after a lengthy illness. 

He was born April 6, 1941 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Marlo and Esther Buchele Perry.

Mr. Perry held a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science from Michigan State University, with a focus in Dairy Business, as well as an honorary doctorate from Buffalo State College. 

A lifelong resident of Akron, NY, he began his career in the family ice cream business at the age of 14.  He was the third-generation Perry family member to lead the organization started by his grandfather, H. Morton Perry, dedicating his life to growing the organization.  As president/CEO, he led the development of long-term business strategies and goals for Perry’s Ice Cream and oversaw all aspects of the organization until he retired.

One of his most significant achievements was the planning and execution of the move of Perry’s corporate headquarters to Ice Cream Plaza in 1982.  After retiring as President/CEO in 2000, he remained involved until 2016 as Chairman, responsible for managing the Board of Directors and also acting as a consultant/advisor to the organization until his retirement to Chairman Emeritus last year.  Tom’s favorite flavor was Butter Fudge Almond.

In December 1962, he married Marilyn Peterson whose support and dedication to raising their three children allowed him to focus on the family business.

Mr. Perry served the local community by volunteering his time as a member of The Akron Lions Club and Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Akron. Through the years, he held the positions of Treasurer of the Akron Masonic Lodge, Village of Akron Mayor, and Trustee for 20 years.  He also served on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Akron and Ford Gum.  He was actively involved with the First United Methodist Church in Akron, NY, being a member of numerous committees throughout the years.

He was very involved in the dairy/ice cream industry, having served as the International Ice Cream Association’s (IICA) Treasurer (1989-1991).  Mr. Perry was the recipient of numerous awards, such as The Virginia Dare Award and “The President’s Award” (1963), International Ice Cream Association, “Soaring Eagle: Above & Beyond The Call of Duty” Award (1999). He was named Akron Citizen of the Year (2002) and MDA, “Humanitarian of the Year” (2003). He also received The Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award (2004). 

After his retirement, Mr. Perry and his wife, Marilyn divided their time between Akron, NY and Sarasota, FL.  He enjoyed reading, traveling and watching Siesta Key Beach sunsets. His children were his pride and joy.  He loved and cherished his grandchildren, celebrating their joys and achievements.

Tom was the cornerstone of strength in the foundation of his family.  He had a combination of strong character, humble demeanor and core values of a “good man”.  Everyone who knew him sensed his love of life, warmth and positive nature.  He weathered the storms of life with courage and the grace that came from his deep faith in God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their three children, Brian (Jayne) Perry of Akron, Gayle (Robert) Denning of Clarence Center, and Marcia (Alvaro) Rodriguez of St. Charles, IL; 8 grandchildren, Jenna Perry, Leah, Paige, Lindsay, and Noah Denning, Claire, Lauren, and Rachel Rodriguez; sister, Linda (Joseph) Capan of Akron and Allyn (Marilyn) Perry of Wilson; aunt, Betty Perry Meyer of Scottsdale, AZ. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Tom was the brother of the late Dale Perry.

A celebration of life will be at J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, on Wednesday (June 7th) from 5-8pm and Thursday (June 8th) from 12-3pm and 6-9pm at 32 John St., Akron, NY. Funeral Services will be Friday, 10am at the Akron First United Methodist Church, 7 Church St., Akron.

 Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Akron First United Methodist Church, Akron Masonic Lodge or Akron Lions Club. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.


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