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game_warden.jpgGerald W. Sporer, 84, of Medina, formally of Oakfield, entered into rest on Sunday March 13, 2016 at The Orchard Manor Nursing Facility in Medina.  Mr. Sporer was born on March 23, 1931 in Honesdale, PA the son of the late Leo and Florentine (Greenfield) Sporer.  He is predeceased by his daughter, Sandra J. Sporer; sisters Margaret Polk and Lois Young; brother and sister in law Leo and Doris Sporer.

Jerry graduated from Honesdale Catholic High School and soon after moved to Attica. He worked a few different jobs before becoming a New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Officer in October of 1954.  He retired as a Lieutenant Game Warden after 37 years of adventures and misadventures related to his field. Jerry was a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Batavia Fire Dept. in the 1960’s and 70’s.  After taking courses in Montour Falls, he became a NYS Fire Instructor for multiple volunteer fire departments in the area.  

He is survived by his devoted wife; Dixie Sporer of Oakfield; a daughter Mary Claire Sessamen of Corfu; sons Gary (Katy) Sporer of Garden, MI, Jeffrey (Ann Marie) Sporer of Lake Ariel, PA and Gregory (Tina) Sporer of Gainesville, FL.; brothers John (Pat) Sporer and Thomas (Kathy) Sporer both of Honesdale, PA.; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 2:00 -4:00PM & 6:00 – 8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday March 17, 2016 at St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2 or American Heart Association https://donatenow.heart.org . 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.

Batavia - Joan M. Pfeifer, 88, of Batavia, a Physical Education Teacher at Batavia Middle School for 36 years prior to her retirement in 1984, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility. 

Miss Pfeifer was born June 18, 1927 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Walpole) Pfeifer.

She graduated from Batavia High School in 1945 and from SUNY Brockport in 1951 with a Bachelor’s degree.  She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Buffalo in 1963, was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, Genesee County Retired Teachers Association and was a volunteer at United Memorial Medical Center, North Street and for Meals on Wheels.  She was also a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the Batavia Club's and Senior Center's Bridge Clubs.  She was the treasurer of the NYS Softball Officials Organization, Genesee Tennis Club and Midtown Tennis Club of Rochester.

She is survived by several cousins.

Friends may attend services at 11:00 am, Friday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Batavia, NY  14020 or St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia, NY  14020.  Private burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LORRIANE D. (METZ) FLEMING

Lorraine D. Fleming 94 of Corfu, formally of Cheektowaga entered into eternal rest peacefully at home and into the loving arms of the angels on Saturday, March 5th surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Buffalo, New York on Mother's Day & her mother's birthday - May 9, 1921. She married Linn A, Fleming who departed from this life in Sept. 1993. They were married 46 years. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Dorothea (Haun)Metz, sister of the late Marjorie Metz Fleming and sister of the late Lawrence Metz, Jr.

Lorraine is survived by her son Rev. Robert W. Fleming and his wife Suzanne. Grandchildren: Craig & Veronika Smith of Colorado, Crystal Fleming of Tonawanda, NY, Christopher Fleming of Rochester, NY. Great Grandchildren: Matthew & Eva. Also survived by her brother-in-law Roger Fleming of California, many nieces and nephews. Special friends Theresa Michalski and Adam Moninski of Clarence, NY. Also survived by her loving cat Babe.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Saturday, March 19th at 1pm at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Dr., in Amherst with Pastor Sara Campbell presiding. Flowers are graciously declined. Memorials may be made in her memory to the church she held so dear to her heart.

The family is being cared for by: Carlton Ullrich Funeral Home in Amherst. Interment services will be private and at a later date.

Palm Bay, Florida - Lola Bishop, 98, of Palm Bay, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Bethesda Nursing Home, in Palm Bay.

Mrs. Bishop was born April 14, 1917 in Rochester, the daughter of the late Glen and Alma Lambert Cooley.

Her husband, Addison A. Bishop, passed away on April 7, 1997.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Charles R.) Ruffino; grandchildren, Cheryl (Donald) Chmielowiec, Colleen (Bridget Borsa) Ruffino and Charles A. (Laura) Ruffino; great-grandchildren,  Elena and Maura Chmielowiec, Alex and Stephen Ruffino, nieces and her dear friend Joann Russell.

Mrs. Bishop worked for Graham Manufacturing, Genesee Hardware and the Batavia City School district where she retired from in 1982.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, was an avid reader and especially enjoyed her pets.

There are no prior visiting hours. Services will be held at a date to be announced with burial in Grand View Cemetery. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle for Lola, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Mrs. Bishop have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

flowers_2_0.jpgRuby H. Snow, 71, of Batavia passed away on Thursday March 10, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 12, 1944 Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Marshall (Alberta Scroggins) Snow. She is preceded in death by her brothers Percy Snow and Marshall Snow Jr.

Ruby worked at Heritage Manor in Louisiana as a nurse. She was a volunteered for the Salvation Army in Batavia, and Volunteers of America in Warsaw. She was very religious and a devoted Jehovah Witness for 45 years.

Ruby is survived by her children Michael Norman of LA, Maurice (Beatrice) Norman of LA,  Marriette (Chris) Jones of LA, Marlos (Beckie) Norman of Perry; siblings Sam (Lene) Snow of LA, Minicole Snow of LA, Wayne Scroggins of LA, Diane Small of CA; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours and services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be donated to various charities. 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.

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.

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