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Carol Ann Acquard, 87, of Corfu, passed away peacefully at her home, Monday, March 22, 2021.

Carol was born on July 23, 1933, a daughter of the late Oscar and Wanda Roll. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerome Acquard, her son Thomas Acquard, her grandsons Christopher Acquard and Anthony Moore and her sister Audrey Reiner.

Carol loved The Lord and had many different collections, that when people gave her something, she was so happy to be thought of and remembered. She delighted in being a housewife and mother.

Carol is survived by her daughters, Bonnalee Acquard, Lucinda Acquard, Kathleen Zaccaria and Shelley Acquard Moore; her son John Acquard; her sisters Betty Frey and Elaine Grant; her brother Dan Roll; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

There will be a double celebration of Carol and Jerome’s life on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. outside at the family homestead. All family and friends are welcome to come and help celebrate. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

bohn_james_-_photo2.jpgJames E. Bohn age 67 of Mooresville, NC, died Friday, March 19, 2021. He was a long-time Genesee County Resident and for several years managed ABC Glass in Batavia, before moving to Mooresville, NC, in 1999.

Mr. Bohn was born February 2, 1954, in Tonawanda, the son of the late Elmo and Mary (Cogswell) Bohn. An avid gardener, Jim enjoyed tending his extensive vegetable garden, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth (Hasler) Bohn; a son, Scott Henskee; a daughter, Shelby (Norman) Mattie; four brothers, Ronald Bohn, Kevin (Ann) Bohn, Roger (Sandra) Bohn, and John (Colleen) Bohn; two sisters, Barbara Rogers and Virginia Bohn; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Gallo. He is also survived by four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Bohn was predeceased by a sister Kathleen Gallo, a brother Michael Bohn, a brother-in-law Richard Rogers, a sister-in-law Shirley Bohn and his mother-in-law Rose Hasler.

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

Memorials can be made to Genesee County Ducks Unlimited, P.O. Box 574, Batavia, New York 14021 or All Babies Cherished, 445 Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020.

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020.

 

 


Deborah S. Eastridge
, age 66, of Albion, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Born on March 13, 1955 in Jackson, MI, she was the daughter of the late Donald G. and Nancy J. (Morris) Stiles. She graduated from Gwinn High School and met the love of her life, Ralph F. Eastridge, Jr., who she married on December 14, 1973. Ralph was a career veteran of the U.S. Air Force, which took them to various stations throughout the country and world. While stationed in Ramstein, Germany, Deborah served as the president of the German American Club. A strong supportive wife and mother, Deborah worked various jobs including retail management. She was an avid and talented crocheter, having made many beautiful pieces for family and friends. Deborah’s most cherished position in life was of mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Eastridge, Jr.; her children, Dawn (Tony) Sorenson of Oregon, Jennifer (Adam) Doran of Lyndonville, Jessica Connolly of Batavia, Nancy (Chad) Wescott of Gates, and William (Sue) Eastridge of Leroy; the light of her life: her grandchildren, Jenna and Alex-John Doran, Emma Eastridge, Orin and Logan McClain, Molly, Elizabeth, Annabelle, Catherine and Charlotte Wescott, William, Celina, JJ, Maybel and Alexis Eastridge; brothers, Don (Mary) Stiles and Clifford Stiles; also many brothers and sisters in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son in-law, Jon Connolly.

A private Celebration of Life service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

Eleanor  L. Cortright, "Nellie", of Basom, passed away on her 91st birthday, Monday, March 22, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Eleanor was born March 22, 1930 in Williamsville, a daughter of the late Michael and Charlotte (Werner) Sullivan.

Nellie loved spending time with her family and also camping at Bennington Camp Grounds.  She enjoyed going to the casino and garage sales, playing bingo, reading and watching TV, especially her favorite game shows.

Surviving are her children, Anna (David) Weatherbee of Alabama, John (Kim) Cortright of Batavia, Frank Cortright of Basom and Donna (Duane) Riexinger of Darien Center; brother, John Cortright, Jr. of Batavia; a sister, Bonnie Cortright of Batavia; grandchildren, Sarah and Chuck, Ginger Weatherbee, Derek (Brandy Quillen) Weatherbee, Jesse Cortright, Luke Cortright, Tara (Sam) Reynolds, Michael Walsh, Brianna ("Ox") Oxencis and Matthew (Tess) Walsh, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, William W. Cortright, "Bill"; sons, Bill Cortright, Jr., Tom Cortright and Bob Cortright and her brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the later spring time and she will be laid to rest with her late husband in Alabama Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 798, Basom, NY 14013 or Indian Falls Fire Department, 8030 Alleghany Road, Corfu, NY 14036. 

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

Arrangements for Nellie were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

plath.jpg  Christopher D. Plath, 58 of Batavia, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born on May 22, 1962 in Batavia to the late David (Nancy Decker) Plath.

Chris was a proud United States Air Force Veteran. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family.

Chris is survived by his beloved wife Joann (Wojnowski) Plath, sons Christopher (Melissa), David (Shannon) and Daniel Plath all of Batavia, brother Jeff Plath of NC, sister Stacy (Chris) Mullen of Batavia, grandchildren Ryan, Julia, Isaiah, Aubree, Sophia Plath along with several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 5 to 8 PM at Cornerstone Church, 8020 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

The church will be restricted to 50% of its normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org. 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.

Mrs. Ellen Jakobine Brown Hall, age 75, of Douglasville, Ga., passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021.

She was born January 18, 1946 in Batavia, NY, the daughter of the late Mr. Christian Jensen Brown and the late Mrs. Albertine Elizabeth Worden Brown. 

Mrs. Hall worked as a Registered Nurse at The VA Hospital for many years.

She loved to travel, gardening, boating, reading and all kinds of birds. She loved being outdoors!

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Eric Brown.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mr. Tommy Lee Hall of Douglasville, Ga.; sister, Catharine Graybeal, of Douglasville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews also survive.

According to Mrs. Hall’s wishes, she will be cremated. No services are scheduled at this time.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com.

Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements, (770) 942-2311.

Jeffrey was born March 16, 1958 in Warsaw, New York to the late Harold Bruce and Vivian McCracken. He leaves behind two children; daughter, Michelle (Chad) Oberther and a son, Joshua Bruce; their mother Mary (David Lane) Resch Bruce; a significant other, Maureen Corey; brothers, Harold Russell (Josie) Bruce, the late Richard Bruce, Terrence Bruce and Andrew (Rhonda) Bruce; sisters, Linda (Bill) Leathersich, Helen Gibson, Suzanne (James) McCullough and Robin (William Stollhans) Good; grandchildren, Alexander (LJ) Rotoli, Skye (Dylan) Rotoli, Jenna Rotoli, Levi Oberther, Brayden Turturro and Earl Oberther along with cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Jeff left an indelible mark on all who knew him including the many he worked with at Chili Plastics, Norden Inc. and Ontario Plastics. He enjoyed long rides on his motorcycle (especially if it was to go see a good rock concert), vacations to Virginia Beach, spending time with his family and friends and showing love to his furry friend Rosie.

Family and friends would describe him as a hardworking, caring, generous and loving man who had an infectious laugh and knew how to have a good time. He also enjoyed jam bands like Government Mule and The Grateful Dead, collecting eagle figurines and lots of classic rock concert recordings.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Friends and family can pay their respects on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10 am at the funeral home followed by internment at Batavia Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, indoor funeral services will be limited in capacity to immediate family and close friends (approximately 60 people). His family is encouraging all who wish to attend and are unable to be indoors to view his funeral through the live stream by visiting Jeff's obituary at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com and then travel onto the cemetery for graveside services. A reception will follow at the Shelby Fire Department, 4695 South Gravel Road, Medina, New York 14103 at 1 pm.

Flowers are gratefully declined. The family prefers donations in Jeff's memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or online at www.autismspeaks.org.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Jeff's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Please note - the funeral home will be operating at 50% capacity due to the ongoing pandemic. Please be prepared to wait outside. Social distancing and facial coverings are required. Thank you for your cooperation.

stacy.jpg  Brian F. Stacy, born on April 19, 1948, passed away at the age of 72 on March 18, 2021 from a battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father; Ralph Stacy; mother Marion (Wilcox) Stacy; brother David Stacy and sister Lorelei (Stacy) Steinberg.

Brian is survived by his wife of 36 years; Gail A. (Barnes) Stacy; step daughter Deborah L. Green. He is also survived by his nephews Matthew (Anne) Steinberg and Ryan Steinberg.

He graduated from Pembroke High School in 1966. Brian served in the US Army from 1968-1971. He worked with his father at his garage in East Pembroke for many years, and was an Auto Mechanic working in the auto industry for most of his life, starting at his dads shop. Brian was a volunteer fireman in the East Pembroke Fire Department in the 1960’s and belonged to the Sportsman’s Coonhunters Association of Genesee County for many years and he loved NASCAR racing.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:30AM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday April 17, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery on Angling Rd. in Corfu where Brian will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Pembroke Fire Dept. PO Box 44 East Pembroke, NY 14056 or Mercy Flight 100 Amherst Villa Rd. Buffalo, NY 14225 or www.cancer.org or Homecare & Hospice 29 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 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.

Batavia - Mary Hart Kelly, 91 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, (March 10, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility in LeRoy.

Ms. Kelly was born August 29, 1929 in Tionesta, Forest County, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Bernard Matthew Kelly and Katherine (Hart) Kelly.

In 1933 her family moved back to B.M. Kelly’s hometown, Ellicottville, New York.  Mary attended Ellicottville High School, graduating in 1947.  She attended Villa Maria College (now part of Gannon University) graduating with a BS in Education in 1951. She taught Home Economics in Ripley,  Ellicottville, and Batavia, New York, where she retired in 1984. She spent most summers traveling the world, while taking advanced courses in Spanish, History and English Literature.  

She was an avid skier, into her early 80’s, having learned while in high school, on Greer Hill in Ellicottville.  Her home in the Batavia area was in Seven Springs Country Club. She was instrumental in starting the family camp on Brennan Road, Ellicottville.  For many years she spent her winters on the QEII and the new Queen Mary, on trips to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, India, Dubai, and South Africa.

While at home she enjoyed life with her beloved Labradors, family and friends. Mary was an avid quilter, and soft toy maker.  Many people still cherish her sewn goods.

She attended church at St. Joseph’s in Batavia and Holy Name of Mary parish in Ellicottville.

She is survived by her younger brother Joseph B. Kelly, nieces and nephews; Mark (Catherine) Kelly, Joan (Doug) Pike, Beth (John) Cotton, Brian (Terry) Kelly, Sara Kelly, Kathy Blackford, Sean (Karen) Kelly, and Aileen (Mark) Smith plus 12 great nieces and nephews and 4 grand nieces and nephews.

Mary is Preceded in death by her older brother Bernard M Kelly, Jr.

Mary's Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will be held in June at Holy Name of Mary in Ellicottville with date and time to be announced. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Ellicottville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Name of Mary Church in Ellicottville.  

Arrangements for Mary were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

corinnelstedmanlynch.jpgCorinne L. Stedman- Lynch, age 62, of Perry passed away on Wednesday March 17th at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Warsaw, NY on September 2, 1958 a daughter to the late Lloyd D. and Cora M. (Flint) Stedman.

Corinne was a 1976 graduate of York Central School and attended the Nursing Program through Genesee Community College. She worked for Health and Wellness from 1986-1988, Finger Lakes DDSO where she was a developmental assistant from 1988-2001 and was a Coordinator for Def-Tac Systems in Abbottstown, PA. from 2005-2011. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints in Geneseo. She enjoyed painting, baking, doing arts and crafts and especially enjoyed taking care of her family.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Bridget L. (Mark) Givens of Perry, Tammy S. Davis of Perry and Melissa (Kris) Kelly of TN, Son: Gavin R. Lynch of Perry, 2 sister: Deborah Hinson of TN, Sandra Siegel of FL., brother: Roger Stedman of FL. 10 grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 4-6pm on Thursday March 25th at the Church of Jesus Christ and Later Day Saints 42 E South St. Geneseo, NY 14454 where services will follow at 6pm. Corinne will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery on Friday March 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

Please note that the church will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. 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.

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