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Onalee (Davis) Duthe, age 95, of Pavilion, New York, lived from June 8, 1927, to August 14, 2022.

 onalee_v._duthe_0.jpg  A daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys (Buckley) Davis, she was born in Niagara Falls, New York and attended grade school in Thorold, Ontario. She returned to New York and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1945. In 1948 she married Richard Duthe, who predeceased her in 1971. As a widow, Onalee returned to college to become a teacher, retiring in 1996. A trained soprano, she sang solos and performed with choirs all of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pavilion.

Survivors include her children; Richard (Kitty Baker), Donald (Denise) and Bonnie; grandsons; Mark (Keri) and Ryan (Betsey); great grandchildren; Thomas, Theodor, Peter, and Quinlan; brother, William (Lois) Davis; dear friend and colleague, Linda Starkey, as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Ada (William) Budde.

Burial will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

nana_rose.jpg  Elizabeth J. Rose, 94, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Sunday August 14, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 21, 1928 in Batavia to the late Thomas and Santa (DeFelice) Marcello. In addition to his her parents, Elizabeth is predeceased by her husband; Mauro J. “Moe” Rose; siblings Alex Marcello, Frank Marcello, Anthony Marcello, Mary Nicometo and Anna Marcello.

Liz was a very loving mother, sister, wife and Nana.  She was a hard-working woman who was very involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s endeavors.  She was a very generous woman, whether it be things for her grandchildren, charities or church, she would give wholeheartedly.  Liz’s great love of family always included the Marcello Christmas Eve celebration, homemade raviolis for Christmas dinner, holiday food traditions, homemade Italian cookies, family picnics and family vacations.  Everything she did, centered around her family. 

Liz was very active.  You could find her around town with her children enjoying a Tim Horton’s French Vanilla Cappuccino.  She never missed a birthday party, christening, wedding or family gathering.  Her love for family was endless.  She loved watching sports. New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills were her favorites.  Liz was a woman of deep faith, never missed a day of reading her devotionals, bible scriptures and readings.  Her love for her Lord and Savior was amazing. 

She is survived by her children; Susan (Robert) Tretter of Batavia, Michael “Skinny” Rose of Batavia and Sandra (Scott) Merkle of Batavia; 6 grandchildren Mara (Bobby), Jonathan (Kristi), Megan (Zach), Alyssa (Vinny), Sydney and Michael; 7 great-grandchildren Parris, London, Jonthan Jr., Jayce, Jett, Shea & Enzo, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday August 18, 2022 from 3:00-7:00PM 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 Friday the 19th at Resurrection Parish 303 E. Main St. in Batavia. Mrs. Rose will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish 303 E. Main St. in Batavia. 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.

Lenore L. Wolford, 84, of LeRoy, passed away on July 22, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Lenore was born June 9, 1938 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Victor H. and Edith L. (Clark) Leipold.  She grew up on a farm outside of Leroy and attended Caledonia-Mumford High School where she played in the marching band.  She graduated from Grove City College in 1961.  She later earned a master’s in psychology. She began her teaching career in Massachusetts and taught for many years in Maryland.  Before her retirement, she taught at LeRoy High School, where she also coached the College Bowl team.

Lenore married Thomas C. Wolford on June 11, 1961. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and to Alaska. They lived in the suburbs of Washington, DC for several decades before she moved  back to LeRoy to care for her mother after her father’s death. She was a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church for a number of years and was active teaching adult Bible classes.  She enjoyed gardening and caring for her dogs. She is remembered as intelligent, kind, and caring.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas; children, Rachel, Emma, and Andrew, as well as seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul.

There are no prior calling hours.  Lenore's Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Ave., Bergen.  Private burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery in Bergen.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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

Arrangements for Lenore were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

June Wright, 88, was born in Oakfield, NY on June 25, 1934.  She went home to be with the Lord on August 11, 2022.  June was predeceased by parents, William and Irene Potter, her husband, Lester Wright and three brothers, Kenneth, Earl and Harold.  She is survived by her children, Thomas (Jim) Wright, Neil (Suzauna) Wright, Alan (Amy) Wright, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   June loved the Lord and was faithful.  She was a faithful servant at First Baptist Church in Batavia, NY.  Funeral services will be held privately with burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements for June were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Batavia – Elaine E. Worthington, age 89, from Batavia, New York passed away and went to be with Jesus on August 11, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born on January 3, 1933 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Howard and Estelle Minnemeyer Sauter.

Elaine worked at Batavia Times Publishing Co. for 15 years and at Central Tractor Farm and Family for 30 years as an office manager. She was a member of Northgate Free Methodist Church since age 5 and was a member of the church choir, Prime Timers, Adult Sunday School Teacher, served for 25 years as Christian Youth Crusaders (CYC) Leader and former church caretaker.

Her husband, Donald R. Worthington, passed away on August 8, 2007. They were married on April 7, 1951.

She is survived by her children, Wende (Robert C. Wood) of Batavia, Colleen (Randy) McIntire of Florida, Michelle (Robert G.) Wood of Batavia and Donald A. (Laura) Worthington of Pavilion (LeRoy); eight grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Lavrey of Batavia, Jeffery McIntire of Florida, Diane (Chris) Deleo of Batavia, Eric (Caryn) Wood of Batavia, Janell Wood of Batavia, Alan (Kyrin) Worthington of East Bethany, Grace (Ben) Colopy of Perry and Hannah Worthington of Mount Morris; seven great-grandchildren, Justin and Joel Deleo of Batavia, Derek McIntire of Oakfield, Kayla McIntire of Florida, Mackenzie Lavrey of Batavia, Randy McIntire II of Oakfield and Eden Colopy of Perry along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sisters, Donna Grasso and Florence Salvador.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia where funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 12 pm. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her name to Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street, Road, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, 6400 Sheridan Drive, Suite 320, Buffalo, New York 14221. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Dakota M. Raffel, 21, of Batavia, passed away on July 18, 2022.

Dakota was born January 26, 2001 in Batavia, a son of Charles (Emeraldgene) Raffel and Jennifer (Hafford) Pansy.

Dakota enjoyed biking and fishing.  He was a laborer for Casella.   

Surviving along with his parents, are his brothers and sisters, Robert Gayhart, Jr., Shawn Raffel, Myles Raffel, Joseph Raffel, Dylan Raffel, Ashley Pansy, Tearra Gayhart, Faith Gayhart, Dena Raffel, Treysean Mosier and Easton Mosier; grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, including Richard Hafford, Jr.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

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

Dorene Elwell, 78, from Bergen, New York, formerly of North Tonawanda, died peacefully and went to be with Jesus, on August 11, 2022. Born on July 25, 1944, she is predeceased by her parents William and Hilda Scoville of North Tonawanda, sister Jean Madsen, and brother William.  And is survived by her husband, Robert Elwell, Sr, of 58 years of loving marriage.

Dorene Elwell was a great mother, wife and grandmother, who loved helping others. She always saw the best in people. She worked for many years as a home health aide and retired as a CNA and an activities aide at Leroy Village Green Nursing Home. She loved her family and she loved God. She enjoyed reading and doing puzzles later in life but when she was younger, she loved crafts, including quilting. Her prized possession, besides her faith and her family, was a large quilt that hangs in her house which she made. Dorene always had a beautiful heart to help others but her fire for God and life is what people loved about her. Dorene had a song or tune to sing about everything, which the family will miss greatly about her.

Dorene is survived by her husband, Robert, Sr, her son, Robert, Jr of New Hampshire. Two daughters, Patricia Hall of Batavia, NY and Judith (Martin) Pratt of Wyoming, NY; her two grandchildren; Michaela (Tony) Baudanza of North Chili, NY and Sam Baudanza of Wyoming, NY. Three sisters, Betty Dawley, Shirley (Robert) Manning, and Finetta Musser, and her brother Charles (Sharon) Scoville and many nieces, nephews, and cousins who she loved dearly.

Visiting hours will be Monday, August 15th, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen, New York. Funeral services will be held at Brockport Free Methodist Church, Tuesday, August 16th @ 10am, Luncheon to follow. Burial will be at East Bethany Cemetery, East Bethany, NY @ 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations to the Wilmot Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Society, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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

Dorothy Ann “D.A.” Jamalkowski, 88 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2021 at United memorial Medical Center.

She was born May 13, 1933 in Batavia, a daughter of the late David and Dorothy Volz Walters.

She was a former bookkeeper for Terry Hills Golf Course prior to her retirement.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Raymond Jamalkowski of Batavia. Son, Tom Jamalkowski of Batavia. Brother, William (Judith) Walters of Macedon and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday (August 17th), 1:30pm at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ellicott Street, Batavia.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfunralhomes.net.

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

 

 


It is with immense sadness to announce the passing of Rosanne S. Patten on Tuesday August 9, 2022. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, Nina, and friend. Rosanne was born on March 15, 1953 in Western NY where she attended Notre Dame Catholic School. She later received her nursing degree at Genesee Community College and was a registered nurse for the last 50 years.

Rosanne is survived by her husband Randy Patten, the love of her life, her three adoring children; Benjamin, Timothy and Erin Clausi (Patten), three beautiful grandchildren; Joseph, Declan and Ella Rose Clausi and brothers Paul, James, George, Daniel Strollo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosanne is predeceased by her parents Dominic and Margaret Bellow and her adoptive parents George and Carmella Strollo.

Our beloved Rosie was a lifelong music lover and enjoyed attending musicals, operas, ballet, and playing the piano at home for her family. She enjoyed spending time in nature, kayaking and vacationing on Lake George, NY. She loved to travel, her favorite place being the ocean where she would always bring back sea shells for her Ella. She loved the fresh sea air and
enjoyed relaxing with a beautiful view of the beach. She adored animals all her life, her dog 'Middle of the Night'; and an adopted rescue here and there.

As a devoted Mother she raised her family with endless love, peace, and Faith. As a grandmother she enjoyed every second with her babies and never took a moment for granted. As a Registered Nurse she nurtured and healed others with compassion throughout her 48 year career both in the hospital and dermatological care. She was the best friend to many, a beautiful selfless soul, who touched and enriched the lives of everyone she knew with kindness, hope, and positivity.

A Wake service will be held at Gleason Funeral Home Schenectady, NY on Friday, August 12th from 4 - 7 PM. A Funeral service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church Schenectady NY on Saturday August 13th. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to The Rosanne Patten Memorial fund at any Adirondack Trust branch. Donations can also be sent to Gina Peca, 76 Lakeshore Drive, Malta, NY 12020

rudolph.jpg  Surrounded by the peace and familiarity of his cherished home of 72 years, Donald Frederick Rudolph slept comfortably away to his new forever home in Heaven in the early hours of August 9, 2022, after a long, determined fight to remain with those on this earth who loved him.

Donald was the third of four children born to Frederick and Mildred Michel Rudolph on the family farm in Bennington Center, NY on November 18, 1929.  He grew up following in the footsteps of his “Pa” and his older brother, Richard, and farming became his way of life for nearly 93 years.

He was educated with his brother and sisters in a two-room schoolhouse In Bennington, and graduated from Attica High School in 1948.  He received a farm draft deferment, and continued to work tirelessly to make his farm and home a place of beauty and a tribute to God, his family, and his community.  A man of deep integrity and Christian character, he took great pride in the cleanliness and care of his animals, his barn, and the upkeep of his land and property.  His farm earned him “Dairy of Distinction” honors, “Decade of Distinction” honors, and it was named a NYS “Century Family Farm” in 2000.  Weak and tired from fighting disease, he was still determined to mow the lawn surrounding his barn on his trusty John Deere lawnmower just days before he passed.

Don was a strong advocate of many dairy/agricultural organizations throughout his life.  He was the last President of the Darien Juvenile Grange, a member of Wyoming County Extension and Bill Paxon’s Dairy Committee, President of Wyoming County Farm Bureau, a member of the NYS Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 1982-1990, NYS Membership Chairman for three years, and a NYS delegate to National Farm Bureau for many years.  He was a well-known director of Milk for Health and the NYS Bargaining Agency for years and received a special citation from the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council in 1989.  Of greatest accomplishment in his agricultural life, he was a director of Upstate Milk Buffalo Co-Op from 1973-2000 and was elected President of the Cooperative from 1992-2000.  He also represented Upstate Milk on the Dairylea board.  He treasured his friendships and experiences from these organizations and remained in touch with many colleagues throughout his lifetime.

Don was a member of the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department while he was actively farming, and always dropped whatever he was doing whenever the fire whistle sounded to go to the aid of someone who needed his help.  He was a life-long member of Salem United Church of Christ in Bennington, where he and his entire family worshipped regularly.  He was a constant in the church, joyfully serving the Lord in many capacities from lawn-raker to Gospel reader to maintenance man to Couples Club enthusiast.  For much of his lifetime, he was a member of the Church Council, serving as secretary, financial secretary, and president.

“Uncle Donnie” may best be remembered for his love of parading with his well-worn trumpet!  As a youngster, he began playing in the Cowlesville Band with his older siblings, then played with the Sheldon Town Band from 1946-1959.  In 1960, he became a faithful member of the Alexander Fireman’s Band, actively participating into his nineties.  His unprecedented devotion continues to have a positive impact on the longevity and success of the band today, as 30 members of the Rudolph family have participated in the Alexander Band over the years.  Many of his relatives are still active in the band, and he will always be remembered as “Uncle Donnie” to all, whether you were related to him or not.

Don met his beloved wife, Jean Marie Dabb Rudolph, at a square dance in Town Line, NY, and shortly after, they were married during a blizzard on November 29, 1950.  They moved to a remodeled tenant house on the farm where they lived happily together for 58 years.  In addition to his dear wife, Don was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Richard M. Rudolph; a sister, Lois M. Pond; brothers-in-law Wayne E. Phelps, Lawrence F. Pond and Charles L. Myers; godson, William Rudolph, and his special nephew, Bryan Phelps.  Survivors include his loving daughter, Cindy (James) Dolan; his amazing grandchildren: Erin (Jason) Dressel; Lindsey (Zachery) Clark; and Kacy (Jessica) Dolan; and his precious great-grandchildren: Jake and Elise Dressel, Brody and Madison Clark, and his “Little Carrot”, Garrett Dolan. He is also survived by his sister, Myra Phelps; sisters-in-law, Jean Susan Rudolph and Lois Myers, eight godchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Don Rudolph- dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend – loved farming, mowing lawn, parading, tractor pulls, square dancing, clip-on ties, chocolate chip cookies, fields of crops, Pepsi, auctions, Lawrence Welk, brass bands, the Amish, bus trips, slide shows, ice cream, and taking his car “out for a spin”.  He loved his home and his farm, his church, his many friends, and his beloved, cherished family.

His unique whistle, his gentle bear hugs, his infectious laugh, his million-dollar smile, and his unconditional love for his family will be forever missed, but never forgotten.

A Memorial Service and visitation will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at “The Farmstead”, 2760 Maxon Rd., Varysburg, NY.  The family will be present from 9:30 to 11:00 am, with a Celebration of Don’s Life beginning at 11:00 am. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to Salem United Church of Christ 1325 Clinton Street Rd, Attica, NY 14011 or the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department 1353 RTE 354, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

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