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lehmann_charles_-_photo.jpgHeaven rejoices that a favorite son has come home. Charles “Chuck” Walter Enos Lehmann, 73 of Alexander, passed away peacefully on Monday (August 3, 2020) at his residence under the care of Hospice and his loving family.

He was born April 6, 1947 in Kentfield, CA, a son of the late Charles Barnett and Elsie Mae Gerratt Berry. To put it simply, Chuck loved God, his wife, family, country, and the 2nd amendment and not necessarily in that order. Chuck learned how to work hard as a young farm boy in Iowa. He loved the animals but most of all his horse, a gift from his grandfather. Chuck, forever a patriot, was motivated to join the Marines at 17 years old. He served honorably and courageously in Vietnam through four tours. At the completion of his enlistment, he travelled extensively and lived in Kauai, Hawaii. On this island paradise, he met the love of his life, Sara. Soon after, they met church missionaries, and both made the commitment to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and get married. Chuck had varied interests and hobbies.  He was a skilled leatherworker and was trained in making Western Style cowboy boots while living in Texas. Target shooting was a favored pastime. It was no secret that he was a crack shot and shared many laughs on the range with family and friends.  Chuck spent countless hours honing his skills in Isshin-Ryu Karate. He earned many advanced black belts and loved to share his expertise. He was a natural storyteller, avid journalist, and a voracious reader. He genuinely enjoyed meeting new people from all walks of life. No one who ever met him was a stranger for long and he was blessed with many friends all over the country. 

Service was always important to Chuck. He once rode his bike from Batavia to Washington D.C. to bring awareness to the P.O.W’s/M.I.A’s from the Vietnam war. In addition to serving in the community over the past decades, he held many positions in the Batavia Branch of the L.D.S. church. Of the positions he held, his favorite was teaching. He will always be remembered as an excellent teacher who loved spending hours preparing lessons. His final position in the church was as a missionary.  He and Sara volunteered and were serving a church mission in Ghana when he became extremely ill. He loved the people of Ghana and serving the Lord very much and it was with a heavy heart that he returned home. He was a devoted disciple of Christ, husband, father, and friend. 

He is survived by his eternal companion of 45 years, Sara McCarthy Lehmann of Alexander. Children: Adam (Robin) Lehmann of Lansing, KS, Jamin (JoAnne) Lehmann of Fountain, CO, Kathryn (Jose) Herrera of Reno, NV, Susanna Lehmann-Galens of Greeneville, TN, Rebekah (Jason) Guiliano of Mount Morris, Hannah Lehmann of Alexander, Andrew (Becky) Lehmann of Attica, Jared (Judy) Lehmann of Anchorage, AK and Isaac Lehmann of Ontario, Canada. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2 more this year. Brother, George Lehmann of Eugene, OR and sister, Bonnie Meek of Eugene, OR.  

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Lehmann.

Family and friends are invited to Mr. Lehmann’s Full Military Honors on Monday (August 10th), 2:30pm at the Fr. T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ellicott St., Batavia, NY.

Future interment will be held upon the final construction of the Western New York National Cemetery, Pembroke, NY. Expressions of sympathy 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.

 

 

williamfwoika.jpgWilliam “Bill” Woika, 85 of Attica, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester. He was born in Winona, Minnesota on February 28, 1935 to the late Joseph Woika and Laura (Kersch) Fraser.

Bill was a proud US Army Veteran and NYS Corrections retiree of 25 years. He went on later in his life to private security for a national defense company and finally worked at the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars clubs. Bill was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish.

Bill is survived by his two sons, Jackson (Kathie) Woika and Richard Woika; grandson Joshua (Kyleena) Woika, granddaughter Haley Woika, two great-grandchildren Kharma and Walter.

There will be no prior calling hours. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wyoming County SPCA, 808 Creek Road, Attica, New York 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

outdoor.jpgAllen M. Stalker, 74 of Alexander, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020. He is predeceased by his loving wife Joan Stalker, son David Sheffield, mother Alice Taggart, sisters Charlotte, Cathy, Donna and brother Gerry Stalker.

Allen was a woodworker/craftsman, he enjoyed refurbishing furniture for family and friends. He also enjoyed “tinkering” in the garage.

Allen is survived by his children Michael (Theresa) Sheffield of Dale; Jason and Mike. Siblings Keith Stalker of Attica; Betty (Dennis) Drew of Webster; Leona (Evie) Stalker of Attica; Janice (Barney) Lee of Salamanca; George (Eileen Slater) Stiles of Alexander; Linda (Wayne) Weber of Michigan; along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Batavia - Sally Ann Neider, 76, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Sally was born March 24, 1944, in Galveston, TX, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ruby Dan (Ezzell) Bridges.

Sally was a founding member of Volunteers for Animals and took in strays, whether cats or humans.  She loved to read and was known for sharing her collection of books while home and also at the nursing home.  Sally grew up in a military family and lived around the world.

Survivors include her daughters, Danielle (Thomas) King of Oakfield and Diane Lapp of LeRoy; grandchildren, Angela King of East Bethany, Kyle King of Oakfield, Elizabeth Lapp of LeRoy and Killian Lapp of LeRoy.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Services will be at Grandview Cemetery in Batavia at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Sally's memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021, http://www.vol4animals.org/donate or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate

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

Arrangements for Sally were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Oakfield - Rose Cassiano, 94, of Oakfield, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Cassiano was born January 29, 1926, in Rochester, daughter of the late Gaetano and Margaret Sellitto Bovenzi.

Rose was a longtime employee at the Oakfield-Alabama School District working as the cafeteria manager and a teacher's aide for children with special needs. A devoted and faithful member of St. Padre Pio Parish, Rose enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, jigsaw puzzles and reading Nicholas Sparks books. She had a "crush" on the original Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller.

Her husband, James B. Cassiano, passed away on December 9, 2015.

Survivors include her children: Coley J. (Meta) Cassiano of Summerfield, North Carolina, Guy A. (Deborah) Cassiano of Oakfield and John (Dana) Cassiano of Orchard Park; her son-in-law Patrick F. Reilly of East Aurora; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Margaret Ann Reilly, her sister, Mary Anne (late Nicholas) Aramino and her brother, Joseph (Judith) Bovenzi.

There will be no prior visitation.  Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Rose's memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

donaldlcampbelljr.pngDonald Lewis “Corky” Campbell Jr, 79 of Elba passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Don was born February 7, 1941 in Ripley, NY; to the late Donald Campbell Sr. and Hattie P. (Kessler) Rist. He is preceded in death by his sister Mary Ellen Jean Fuller and step-daughter Diane (Douglas) Ridder.  

Don worked and retired from Genesee County Highway Department after 40 years as a heavy equipment operator. Don was known for his kindness, he was always willing to help anyone, especially with mechanic work. He loved spending time at Jamboree’s dancing with his wife of 20 years Pearl May Campbell. Don enjoyed playing guitar, piano and harmonica.   

Don is survived by his beloved wife Pearl May Campbell; daughters Laurie Clarke, Bernadette (Joe) Barnes, Angela (Gerard) Magras, step-children Charlene (Edward) Shultz, John, Tony Caccamise, son-in-law Roy Clarke; sister Patricia (Al) Patterson, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nepehws, his beloved dog Kara, and longtime friend Richard Running Water.  

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A private Funeral Service will follow for family only. A 12:00 Noon Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 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 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

charlesmmogavero.jpgCharles M. Mogavero, 73 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Millard Fillmore Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on January 13, 1947 in Batavia, to the late Samuel (Mary Rose Recchio) Mogavero. He is preceded in death by his wife Kathleen (Rybarczyk) Mogavero and brother Ralph “Rick” Mogavero.

Mr. Mogavero retired from the University Police Department at UB. He is a United States Navy Veteran. Charlie was active in volunteering at the Ricky Palermo Spinal Injury Golf Tournament. He was a devoted father, grandfather and brother.  

Charlie is survived by his children Sam (Kristi) Mogavero of Batavia; Janine (Brian) Wilson of Indianapolis, IN; step-children Scott (Melissa) Rybarczyk of Amherst; Lisa (Ben) Barnhardt of Buffalo; brother Matt (Paula) Mogavero of Gilbert, AZ; uncle Matt Recchio of North Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren, Sam, Natalie, Alex, Carter and Henry, along with many nieces and newphews.  

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Miami Project, C/O Ricky Palermo, 5159 Sunset Terrace, Batavia, New York 14020 in memory of Charles Mogavero. 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 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

Nancy Lee (Hellerman) Klawer, 72, of Catawba, South Carolina, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family.
 
Nancy was born on July 3, 1948, in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Francis J. and Ruth G.(Zimnick) Hellerman. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Hellerman and sister-in-law, Mary Hellerman. 
 
Nancy graduated from Alexander Central High School.
 
Nancy is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Alvin H. Klawer; daughters, Tammy (Robert) Kendall of Clayton, NC, Tracy (Timothy) Benson of Catawba, SC and Kelly Klawer of Catawba, SC; siblings, Barbara (James) Manes of Oakfield, Sharon Manes of Batavia and David Hellerman of Batavia; Eight grandchildren, Heather Rayburn, 1st Lt. Luke (Jessica) Benson, Ryan Kendall, Tyler Kendall, Chad Benson, Jennifer Benson, Nicholas Hastings and Devin Hastings;  and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her longest and dearest friend, Connie Spring of Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends and family may call Thursday, August 6th from 11am to 1 pm at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Burial will follow immediately in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to: 4hcm.org.

barbarajperry.jpgBarbara J. Perry, 46 of Strykersville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She was born June 24, 1974 in Buffalo; to Nicholas A. (Donna T. Conrad) Perry of Strykersville.  

Barbara cared about people and she was always there to help anyone in need.

Along with her parents Barbara is survived by eight siblings, Theresa (Steven) Bernard of Arcade; Nicholas E. (Dawn) Perry III, Herbert (Rhonda) Perry, Earl Perry all of Strykersville; Mark Perry of North Java; Luke Perry of Java; Anna (Miguel) DeLoach of Adkins, TX; Regina Perry of Stillwater, OK; along with 13 nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sheldon Fire Company, 923 Centerline Road, Strykersville, NY 14145. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Corfu -- Michael D. Riley, 67, of Corfu, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020.

Michael was born on February 21, 1953, in Buffalo, a son of the late James D. Riley Sr. and Katherine Kulichik Riley.

Michael worked for Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia for many years. He enjoyed movies and reading books.

Surviving are his brothers and sisters, James (Sally) Riley, Karen Palloni, Susan Riley, Phyllis Riley and Brian (Vinnie Tjhung) Riley. One niece and several nephews also survive.

There are no calling hours. Private services at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be held next year.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY.

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