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LeRoy ~ Ralph William "Billy" Strobel, age 84, of Harris Road, passed away Thursday morning (Jan. 28, 2016) at Rochester General Hospital.

     He was born November 3, 1931 in Batavia, a son of the late Ralph and Jane Peterson Strobel.

     Mr. Strobel was best known for his woodworking abilities.  He was a self-employed carpenter and cabinet maker, having taken over his father's business.  He also enjoyed restoring antique cars.

     He is survived by his brothers, Albert (Mary) Strobel of Pavilion and Rev. Herbert R. Strobel of Erie, PA; his very close and dear friends, Carl Traxler and Dick Frew, along with many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister in law, Marge Strobel.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 ~ 5 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His funeral service will be held on Monday at 1:00 P.M. at the LeRoy First Baptist Church. Interment in Machpelah Cemetery will be private.  Memorials are suggested to the LeRoy First Baptist Church, 5 East Main St., LeRoy, N.Y. 14482

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

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

hebell_marion_-_photo.jpgMarion G. Hebell, 89, formerly of Batavia and East Bethany, passed away on Thursday (January 28, 2016) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. 

She was born August 20, 1926 in Oakfield, NY, a daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Erickson Earl. 

She was a former member of the State Committee of Women, the Genesee County Democratic Party and life member of the E. Bethany Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Marion was a loving mother, grandmother, friend and surrogate mother to many children. She enjoyed sewing and retirement winters in Florida. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Russell ‘Butch” Hebell in 2012, daughter, Ann Adamski Hurley, grandson, Matthew Hebell and sisters, Leora Taylor, Selma Chick and Lillian Sargent.

Survivors include her son, David Hebell of Batavia. Duaghter, Linda (Russell) Sutfin of Wayland, NY. Grandchildren, Milissa Rector, Deanna Angel, Christina (Michael) Bak, Pamela Adamski and Charles Hebell. Great-grandchildren, Luke and Benjamin Bak, Bryson Adamski, Noah Rector, Jenna Jaszko and Olivia Walton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (February 4th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. Her funeral service will be Friday, 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, E. Bethany. 

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to The Cloisters, 171 North Maple St., Warsaw, NY 14569. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhome.net

The family wishes to thank The Cloisters and LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for the compassionate care that was given to Marion.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

nmarcello.jpgNICHOLAS M. MARCELLO

Age 59, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Crossroads House surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 28, 1956 in Batavia, NY son of Joseph and Frances (Colantonio) Marcello of Batavia.     

Nick was employed at National Grid and was also a cashier for OTB and a member of the former St. Nick's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the casino's, playing cards, horse racing and was an avid sports fan, always cheering on his hometown favorite, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. Nick enjoyed animals and was always up for a good joke, but near and dear to him, was his wife and family. 

Surviving along with his parents is his loving wife of 19 years, Cindy (Vigneri) Marcello of Batavia; step-son, John Silvernail of Batavia; brothers, Joseph (Denise) Marcello of MS, Phil (Kim) Marcello of Batavia, Mark (Roni) Marcello of Batavia; sisters, Ava (Ron) King of Batavia and Lori (Bob) Waite of Batavia; mother-in-law, Alice (late Philip) Vigneri of Batavia; brothers-in-law, Pat (Amanda) Vigneri of Batavia, Phil (Janette) Vigneri of Elba; sisters-in-law, Cathy (Dave) Vigneri of Sidney, NY and Patti (late David) Brandes of Rochester along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  

There is no prior visitation, the family requests you join them in celebrating Nick's Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am Monday February 1, 2016 at Ascension Parish (corner of Swan and Sumner Sts.). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory can be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street or Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Road Batavia, New York 14020. 

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

THE FAMILY OF NICHOLAS M. MARCELLO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKSI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020

 

Oakfield - Carmine Samuel “Sam” Scopano, 67, of Oakfield, longtime proprietor with his family of the Oakfield Hotel and Scopano’s Paradis Lanes in Oakfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

Mr. Scopano was born July 27, 1948 in Batavia, a son of the late John P. Scopano Sr. and Ann DiCasolo Scopano.

Sam was a 1966 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama Central School, where he was a member of the undefeated football team making All-County both as an offensive and defensive lineman.

Sam proudly served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. A member of Hiram G. Luhman American Legion Post No. 626 in Alabama, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veness - Strollo Post 1602 in Batavia, Sam attended the Brunswick School of Bowling where he learned how to maintain the bowling alley surfaces, the electronic scoring system and the bowling machines. He was recently elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 2015 for his meritorious services as a longtime proprietor of Scopano's Paradise Lanes in Oakfield.

Sam loved working with his hands and mind and developed a real passion for fixing and repairing anything electronic. He also enjoyed woodworking and carpentry. He is remembered as caring, friendly, generous man who was always willing to lend a hand to one in need.

He is survived by his brother, John P. (Lois) Scopano, Jr. of Oakfield; his sister, Judy (James) Gilbert of Bergen; and many loving aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where his services will be held on Saturday at  10 a.m. Burial, with full military honors, will be held at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Sam’s name to your favorite charity. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

norma.jpgNORMALEEN MARABELLA

Age 73, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday January 25, 2016 at Crossroads House surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 4, 1942 in Warsaw, NY, a daughter of the late, Kenneth and Marilyn (Morgan) Bagg; also preceded in death by her husband, Patrick L. "Satch" Marabella in 2009 and sister-in-law, Betty Antinore . 

Norma worked for many years at Walmart, enjoyed Bingo, trips to the casino, reading, gardening and watching her favorite TV programs. She was a supporter of the Humane Society and many veterans groups, and had a love of family gatherings especially at holiday time. She enjoyed her cat, Toby and will be remembered for her love and support of her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. 

Surviving are her loving children, Mark (Sabrina) Marabella, Darlene (Bill) Sargent, Lori Siedlecki and Lisa Pursel all of Batavia; 9 grandchildren, Ariel Pontillo, Brandon & Linsay Sargent, Anthony & Adam Siedlecki, James & Andrea Pursel, Ashley (Nick) Manuel and Shonta Carpenter; 6 great-grandchildren, Leilah, Miyah, Stellah, Aleah, Grayson & Landon; brothers, Kenneth (Patricia) Bagg of Warsaw, Clifford (Donna) Bagg of Batavia; brothers-in-law, John (Betty) Marabella of Batavia, Vincent Antinore of FL and sister-in-law, Joanne (Steven) Whitmore of East Bethany; sons-in-law, Greg Siedlecki and James Pursel, Jr. along with many nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The family will be present from 4 - 8pm on Friday January 29 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a 10:30am funeral service will be held Saturday Jan. 30, she will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery with her husband. Memorials in her memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Road or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, NY 14020. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Norma with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

THE FAMILY OF NORMALEEN MARABELLA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

flower6.jpgRUTH EDNA BOWEN

Age 77, lifelong Oakfield resident, passed peacefully into her heavenly home on Saturday  January 23, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home where she had resided the last year. She was born on August 23, 1938 in Barre, NY, daughter of the late John and Iva (Boorom) Bowen, also preceded in death by her only brother, John "Jack" Bowen and sister, Iva Caton. 

Ruth was devoted to her Methodist faith, with West Barre Methodist and eventually, First Methodist Church of Oakfield, being her home churches. Having never had a drivers license, Ruth was a daily walker around the village of Oakfield, where she developed many lasting friendships. Ruth was an avid gardener and loved the beauty of nature, with flowers, birds and trees being her favorites. She was known to be excellent seamstress and quilter and loved sharing those talents with others. 

Surviving are her sisters, Marcia Hartway, Marjorie Nesbitt, Lois Nanni, Rose Kitanik and Norma Waldron, along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at the West Barre Methodist Church at 11:00am on March 25, 2016. Burial will be at the convenience of the family and memorials may be made in Ruth Edna's memory to either the West Barre Methodist Church or the First Methodist Church of Oakfield. 

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

THE FAMILY OF RUTH EDNA BOWEN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

bowen_william_-_photo.jpgWilliam D. Bowen, 66 of Sun City, AZ and formerly of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (January 1, 2016).

He was born January 10, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late Ernest and Rose Taber Bowen.

He was formerly employed by Graham Manufacturing in Batavia prior to relocating to Arizona in the 1990’s. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served with the U.S. Marine Corp. and was a member of the Glenn S. Loomis American Legion. William enjoyed playing tennis and playing the drums in his younger years.

Survivors include his daughters, Melissa (Gary Fore) Bowen of Batavia, Kathryn Bowen of Stafford and Alicia (Michael McDonald) Bowen of Albion. Grandchildren, Kayleigh Perez and Whitney Athoe. Great-granddaughter, Zoey Keith. Brothers, David Bowen of Batavia, Arthur (Frances) Bowen of Batavia and Sidney (Laura) Gear of Rochester. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Charlene Bowen; brother, Ronald Bowen and sisters, Gloria Neubert and Barbara Roylance.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (February 6th) from 2-4pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. A funeral service will full military honors will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 4pm. 

For those desiring, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC,. 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

outdoor.jpgMickele D. "Mike" Freeman, age 60, of Silver Springs, died on Monday January 25, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mike was born in Warsaw, New York on December 4, 1955 a son of the late Donald and Lottie (Thurman) Freeman.

Mike worked for S & W Equipment in Rochester as a service technician for many years.
He was a member of the Perry VFW. Mike enjoyed driving his race car when he lived in Florida, watching NASCAR racing, as well as races at the Wyoming County Speedway, collecting model cars, working on and restoring vehicles, and camping with friends.

He is survived by a son: Christopher Freeman of Hollywood, Fl., 2 brothers: Keith Freeman and Ronald LaWall both of Warsaw, a sister: Sherrie (Paul) Snyder of Wastilla, Ak, his cat Goofy; 2 special friends Valerie McClurg and Bonnie Lochman, along with many other close friends and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 5-8pm on Friday January 29th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 30th at 11:00am at the funeral home.  He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital (ICU Department) 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, New York 14642 or to the Perry VFW 20 Washington Blvd. Perry, New York 14530.  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.

willard.jpgWillard J. Bell, age 87, of Perry, died on Monday January 25, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Willard was born in Buffalo, New York on August 30, 1928 a son of the late William and Lillias (DeGlopper) Bell.  Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Juanita (Ball) Bell who passed away on May 8, 1977, his second wife: Carol (Slocum) Bell who passed away on May 29, 2012 and a son: Richard “Rick” Bell who passed away on July 10, 2015.

Willard was a truck driver and farmer who owned and operated Bell Farms in Perry with his brothers and late father. He enjoyed working on the farm, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by a daughter: Diane (Michael) Dee of Colorado Springs, CO., 2 sons: David (Dianne) Bell of Beaver Dam, WI. and Gerald (Marcia) Bell of Perry, 2 brothers: Robert (Darleen) Bell and Roy Bell both of Perry, 6 grandchildren: Jeff (Amie) Bell of Perry, Gary (Kerry Aaron) Bell of Caledonia, Sandra (John) Ager of Sun Prairie, WI., Teresa Bell of Monona, WI., Mallory (Tom) Lauffer of Caledonia and Jacob (Courtney Kingston) Bell of Leicester, 3 great grandchildren: Lily Bell, Clara Belle Ager and Colton Lauffer along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday January 29th, 2016 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, where Funeral Services will follow at 1:00pm at the Funeral Home.  He will be laid to rest in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Center Fire Department P.O. Box 204 Perry, New York 14530 or to the American Cancer P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or visit www.cancer.org.  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.

flowers_0.jpgMarjorie A. Ferris, 85 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Monday January 25, 2016 at Crossroads House. She was born December 8, 1930 in Homer City, PA to the late Samuel (Amy Gray) Hollabaugh. She is preceded in death by her husband William Ferris, son Leonard Ferris, brothers Wesley, Samuel, Thomas, William Ferris; sisters Rubie Monroe, Gracie Altman, Mary Hollabaugh and Carol Bolton.

Mrs. Ferris worked 20 years for Owens in Illinois. She was always willing to cook and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her grandchildren Amy Scroger of Oakfield; Sam (Sheri) Ferris of South Alabama, NY; Travis (Eve) Ferris of Indiana, PA; great-grandchildren Kristie and Megan Scroger, Jillian Ferris; daughter-in-law Jean Ferris of Oakfield, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, New York 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.

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