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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 .

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

 

 

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

Colleen Ann “Nina” Hernandez

Rochester - Colleen Ann “Nina” Hernandez, 28, of Rochester, an employee at Panera Bread Bakery Co. in Rochester, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her home.

Nina was born April 29, 1988 in Rochester, a daughter of Alison (Marcos) Bussard Hernandez of Oakfield and Timothy Lawrence of Conesus.

She was an avid out-of-doors person and was known as being Happy-go-lucky.  

Along with her parents, she is survived by her grandfather, Willard (Betty) Bussard of VA; her husband, Ismael Hernandez of Mexico; 3 children, Isaiah Hernandez, Yasmine Hernandez and Zacarias Loaeza Hernandez all of Mexico; 3 sisters, Crystal Lawrence of Oakfield, Rachel Rojas of Gasport and Ashley Marcos of Hamilton, OH; a brother, Isail Hernandez of Oakfield; an aunt, Evelyn Meyers of FL and an uncle, Steven Bussard of Batavia; 11 nieces and nephews.  

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Oakfield Community Bible Church, 80 North Main St. in Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Alison Hernandez.    Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

antinore.jpg Rose J. Antinore, 97, of Le Roy, formally of Batavia passed away peacefully on Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Le Roy Village Green. She was born on November 12, 1918 in Batavia to the late Felix and Antoinette (Parrinello) Marchese. She is predeceased by her husband Samuel Antinore who passed away in 1975; a daughter Antoinette Antinore; daughter in law Betty Antinore; brothers Joseph, Anthony and Samuel Marchese; sister Marie Tiberio.

She was the past owner of the Batavia Open Air Market with her husband Sam and son Vincent. Rose was a past member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church. She was an avid dancer and loved to work, retiring at the age of 90, but above all else she loved her family.

Rose is survived by her son Vincent (Susan) Antinore of Batavia; a brother Louis (Joann) Marchese of Batavia; sister Katherine Cianfrini of Batavia; 7 grandchildren, Timothy (LeAnne) Antinore, Christine (James) Saraceni, Karen (James) Merica, Samuel (Lisa) Antinore, Shannon (Sean) Jessop, Shawna (Chris) Weicher and Michael (Kim) Murphy; 18 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Monday the 27th at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Le Roy Village Green 10 Munson St. Le Roy, NY 14482. 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.

Bergen - Patricia A. Ruge, 73, of Bergen, went to be with our Lord at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday (June 16, 2016) at Unity Health System – Parkridge Hospital ICU in Greece.

She was born October 10, 1942, to the late Anthony and Laura (Ruffino) Spadacino in Batavia.

Patti was a sweet, loving, caring and feisty wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, step-mother, step-grandmother, and sister.

She is survived by her husband, who still loves her, Allen Ruge of Bergen. The two were married June 26, 1982; three sons, David (Mary) Post, Frank (Christine) Post, and Daniel (Dorothy) Post; step-daughter, Tanya (Roy) Hafner; step-son, Shane Ruge; two sisters, Sharon Spadacino, and Mary Snyder; a brother Michael (late Betty) Spadacino of LeRoy. 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also survive along with nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Robert Post.

She most recently worked as a Home Care Aid in the Bergen area but spent the past 10 years at home.

Family and friends may call on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Ave., Bergen from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Patti's Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 S. Lake Ave., Bergen. Burial will be held privately in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 S. Lake Ave., PO Box 206, Bergen, NY 14416.

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

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