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flowers.jpgCarol A. Veltz, 67, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at her residence. She was born July 28, 1947  in Medina to the late Frank (Lillian Roggow) Witkop. She is preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Landon.

Carol was an avid gardener, and enjoyed keeping excellent care of her flower beds. She loved her family, especially playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband Arthur R. Veltz of Batavia; children Donald (Patti) Stanley of Basom, Steven Witkop of Batavia, Julie (Jeff) Clay of Middleport; brothers Frank (Cheryl) Witkop of TN, Terry (Charlotte) Witkop of Batavia, David (Linda) Witkop of Attica; sisters Josephine Hale of East Pembroke, Linda Yeager of Middleport; grandchildren Nicholas, Jason, Sara Stanley; Krista (Josh) Coash, Timothy Clay; great-grandchildren Emma and Parker Coash along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice 29 Liberty Street, Ste 6 Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Amy Kristine Harris of Hartland passed away on May 11, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 34 years old. 

Born June 25, 1980 in Batavia, New York, Amy was the only daughter and eldest of three children born to parents Judith Elaine (nee. Bolles) and Scott Foster Hall. Amy and her brothers, David and Philip, were raised in the Batavia community.

On July 20, 2002, Amy married her best friend Jason “Jay” Harris. The couple was blessed by the births of their children, first their son, Matthew, then their daughter, Elizabeth. Amy was a devoted wife to Jason and a dedicated mother to their children. She was ambitious and intelligent and went through life with a smile on her face. 

Amy was a veteran of the US Army Reserve and attended law school at the Michigan State University College of Law on a full academic scholarship, graduating Summa cum Laude in 2006. She practiced as a Criminal Defense Attorney at the Amy K. Harris Law Firm in Flint and was chairperson for the Criminal Law and Defender Committee of the Genesee County Bar Association.

In addition to Jason, her beloved husband of nearly 13 years, Amy is survived by their children Matthew and Elizabeth, her father Scott Hall, brothers David (Ashley) Hall and Philip Hal, mother-in-law Charlotte (Ray) Hawkes, as well as a large extended family and many dear friends. 

Amy was preceded in death by her mother Judith Hall and father-in-law Lawrence Harris.

Funeral Service from First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Grand River, Brighton on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM with gathering beginning at 1:30 PM. The Rev. Dan Michalek to officiate. Burial at Hodge Cemetery, Hartland. 

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Thursday from 5-9 PM and Friday 1-9 PM.    

Memorial contributions encouraged to: Amy K. Harris Memorial Education Fund c/o Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116. 

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons at 810.229.2905.

 

kathleen_pahl1.jpgKATHLEEN AGNES PAHL nee McBride; affectionately known as Kay, Mac, and to many others Aunt Kitty; passed peacefully from this life Wednesday, May 6, 2015 surrounded in love, with family members at her side atUnited Memorial Medical Center, Batavia of acute kidney failure. She was 83.

One of five children, Kathleen was born in Buffalo, NY on December 31, 1931 to Charles and Margaret (Held) McBride. She was raised in Buffalo, NY and on October 17, 1953. Kathleen married Joseph A. Pahl, also of Buffalo. Moving to Bennington, she raised seven children, countless grand-children and many others who referred to her as their second mom.Working tirelessly in support of her family and often doing without herself; she was a force to be reckoned with-if you didn’t want the truth you had best not ask her the question.She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and Buffalo Bills football games. Kathleen loved spending time with people; especially her grandchildren and family.

Preceded in death by her husband Joseph, of 48 years; her favorite jokester and beloved son Joseph Jr.; grandsons Michael Hayday, Jeremy and Joshua Pahl; and grand-daughter Lillie Hinze. Also, preceded in death by her parents, brothers John and Harold McBride;sisters Dorothy McBride and Rita (McBride) English, and a sister-in-law Doris (Pahl) Cintorino.

Kathleen is survived by three daughters; Kathleen (Alan) Hill (Buffalo, NY), Margaret (Brian) Cave (Suffolk, VA), Heidi Pahl(Batavia, NY) and three sons; Thomas Pahl(Syracuse, NY), Christopher (Kristin)Pahl (Bennington, NY), AndrewPahl (Middleport, NY);daughter-in-law Susan Sewastynowicz; fifteen grandchildren, Andrea, Arthur, Adam, Greg, Joseph, Jonathan, James, Jennifer, Brandon, Aaron, Jessica, Justin, Kevin, Mason and Kyle; 16 great grandchildren; one sister Jane (McBride) Rudolph of Florida, brother-in-laws Rupert (Janet) Pahl and Francis (Maria) Pahl both of NY, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends scattered across the country. We will all miss her greatly.

Special thank-you to the home health care aids, rescue personnel, doctors, nurses and Marley Funeral Home for their care and kindness to our mother.

There will be a Mass to celebrate her life on Friday, May 15, 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Bennington Center) 1230 Clinton Street, Attica, where she was a member for many years.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her name may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1230 Clinton Street Attica, New York 14011, Town of Bennington Fire and Rescue 1353 Route 354 Attica, New York 14011, Attica Food Pantry 50 East Avenue Attica, New York 14011.  Que sera, sera. 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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

LeRoy - John W. Metzler, age 66, of LeRoy, passed away on February 22, 2015 at the Wilmot Cancer Center of Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

He was born in Batavia, New York and was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Dorothy Metzler of LeRoy and infant twin sisters.

He was a self-employed mason prior to his retirement and lived most of his life in LeRoy.

He is survived by a son, Michael (Lisa) Metzler of Rochester and grandchildren, Alyse and Michael, Jr. He is also survived by a brother, David (Mary) Metzler and nieces, Elizabeth (Marcus) Gallo of Broadview Heights, Ohio and Meredith Metzler of Los Angeles, California and nephew, Peter (Katie) Metzler of Batavia.

There are no prior visiting hours. John’s memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 11 a.m. at LeRoy Presbyterian Church, 1 Clay Street, LeRoy. In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Wilmot Cancer Center of Strong Memorial Hospital, Attn: Office of Gift and Donor Records, P.O. Box 270032, Rochester, New York 14627.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

 

butter.jpgGlenna Anne Popp, 93 of Leicester, NY passed away on Saturday May 9, 2015 surrounded by her family.
She was born in Silver Springs, New York on August 28, 1921 a daughter of the late Arthur (Anna Reilly) Bush. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Donald who passed away in 2010; brothers Arthur, Thomas, Robert and Adelbert Bush; sisters  Mary Bush and Muriel Downey.

Glenna worked in sales at the former Jayson’s clothing store in Perry, retiring in 1980 after 15 years of employment. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquina’s Church in Leicester. Glenna was a former member of the Land Office Museum Quilt Club in Batavia and former 4-H Club leader. She enjoyed sewing quilting and especially enjoyed spending time with her siblings, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at the Livingston County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care provided.


She is survived by 4 daughters  Anne (John) Good of Perry, Mary Jane Stone of Brighton, Virginia (Howard) Camp of Henrietta and Barbara (Richard Yoneoka) Popp of Conesus Lake; brothers  James Bush of Stuart, Fl., Kenneth (Ann) Bush of Chili; sisters  Julia (James) Gillen of Warsaw, Adell Stewart of Citrus Heights, CA.; 6 grandchildren Leslie (Bill) Maloney, Michael (Melinda) Good, Bradley (Lauren) Good, Amy Camp, David (Rachel) Camp and Matthew Stone, 6 great grandchildren  Emeline, Abigail and Caroline Good, Connor, Carter and Collin Camp, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 4-7 pm on Tuesday May 12th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday May 13th at the St. Thomas Aquina’s Church in Leicester at 10:00am. She will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery in Leicester, New York.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the York-Leicester Senior Citizen Group C/O York Town Hall P.O. Box 187 York, New York 14595 or to the Cuylerville Rescue Squad 2943 Canandaigua St. Leicester, New York 14481. 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.

outdoor_scene.jpgAlexander T. Cathie, formerly of Alexander passed away May 8, 2015. Son of the late Dr. and Mrs. John Cathie. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Cathie. Alexander will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica Wednesday May 13, 2015.

For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Marley Funeral Home. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

Corfu - James T. Schnellinger, 78, of Corfu, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday (May 7, 2015).

Jim operated a landscape nursery at his home and was retired from National Fuel Gas in Batavia and Clarence, where he also was a past president of Local 2154, IBEW. Jim was a past president of the Pembroke Woodturners Guild and a member of woodturning groups in Buffalo.

Jim was an active member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, formerly St. Francis Church, in Corfu.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth; dear father of James, Jeffrey (Virginia), and William (Soon-Gill); loving grandfather of Alex and Renee; dear brother of Michael Schnellinger (Elizabeth) and Barbara Davis, and loving uncle of several nieces and nephews. Jim was a good, kind and generous man. He was much loved by all who knew him and he will be deeply missed.

There is no prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Twelve o’clock Noon, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (St. Francis Church), 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may send memorials to the Genesee County Hospice or to Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY.  Arrangements were made by the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

flag.jpgRolland Gustav Kickbush, “Kick”, 87, passed from this life on February 13, 2015, in Evanston, IL . He has joined his wife of 47 years, Carol Kickbush, who died in 1998. A long term resident of Batavia, New York, he is survived by three daughters, Karen and her husband, Allan Dennis of Evanston, IL; Julianne and her husband, Morris Haas of Richmond, Virginia; and Barbara Kickbush and her spouse, Kathy Nicol of Pulaski and Buffalo, New York. He is also survived by three granddaughters, Amanda,… Carrie and Kirby, and three great grandsons, Atticus, Finneas and Calder, along with his brothers and sister: Jeanette Kickbush of Gowanda, New York (wife of his late brother Robert), Raymond (and Nancy) Kickbush of Valparaiso, Indiana; Richard (and Sherry) Kickbush, of Branson, Missouri, Edna (and the late Paul) Kuder of Gahanna, Ohio; and 19 nieces and nephews scattered across the U.S.

Rolland is the son of Rena Boberg and Leonard Kickbush of Cattaraugus, New York. He served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, and recalls his time in Japan handling army discharge paperwork as an adventure for a boy from a small town in Upstate New York. Following the war, he took classes at Bryant Stratton Business School in Buffalo, New York, and worked for International Harvester. In the early 1960s he became Manager of Batavia Farm Equipment for many years. He also enjoyed golfing and playing cards with friends, Scrabble and Buffalo Bills football games with his daughters. Rolland loved people and life itself and his family will celebrate his life in a Memorial Service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batavia where he was a member for years, on Tuesday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions in Rolland’s name may be made to Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL 60040, www.mya.org, a non-profit music school founded by his son-in-law, Allan Dennis, who was Orchestra Director at Batavia High School in 1970-71. For more information call Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. (585) 343-8260

Pavilion ~ Linda J. Mott, age 72, of Lake Road, passed away Friday evening (May 1, 2015) at home after a lengthy illness in the loving presence of her family.

     Mrs. Mott was born June 30, 1942 in Lackawanna, N.Y., a daughter of the late James and Helen Mansfield Karr.

     She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and to her church.  She was a member of the Pavilion First Baptist Church, where she played piano and organ.  She enjoyed reading, singing and cooking for her family.

     She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Eugene F. Mott; her children, Rebecca (Lorne) Green of Wyoming, Jonathan (Kelly) Mott of Batavia, James Mott of Batavia, Amanda Blakeslee of Pavilion and Allison (Timothy) Crawford of Batavia; 20 grandchildren; her siblings, Janet (Mark) Palmer of Macomb, MI, Deborah (Gary) Goyette of Henrietta, James Karr of Rochester, David (Anna) Karr of Henrietta, Jeffrey (Linda) Karr of Parrish, FL, Thomas (Allison) Karr of Syracuse and Timothy Karr of Macomb, MI, along with several nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her mother and father in law, Raymond and Evelyn Mott.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 2 ~ 4 and 7 ~ 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Memorial Services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Pavilion First Baptist Church.  Interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery will be private.

     The courtesy of No Flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. or the Pavilion First Baptist Church.

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

     Mrs. Mott and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Daniel G. Forsyth, 57 of Batavia, passed away Friday May 1, 2015 at his home. He was born June 2, 1957 in Batavia to George Forsyth of Batavia and the late Betty (Snyder) Lane.

Dan was extremely loved and always willingly received his family’s joking antics.  He will fondly be remembered as a kind and patient father. By his family and friends he will be thought of as a lover of Zweigles, and peanut butter.  In his heart was a tender place for his family pets, and who could forget cow 600 who would nibble sheets of paper he fed her.  He was a workaholic who really just wanted to bask in the sun.  Even when facing the most difficult of situations he was thoughtful before speaking or acting. For strength he relied on the Lord and he relished in the times he spent with his beloved granddaughter Abigail.

He is survived by the apple of his eye; daughter Jessica M. (Lucas General) Forsyth of Batavia; her mother Lori Forsyth of Oakfield; granddaughter Abigail Rose Bestine of Batavia; sisters Deborah (William) Fries, Sandra (Robert) Wells both of Oakfield along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday May 6, 2015 from 10 to 11 AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will follow at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to World Vision at www.worldvision.org or to Oakfield United Methodist Church 2 Main St. Oakfield, NY 14125. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

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