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Conway Thomas Magee,  87, passed peacefully into Heaven on August 7, 2021.

He was the son of the late Andrew and Ida (Kosinski) Magee. His siblings are Andrew Edward Magee and the late Beatrice Stone. Conway is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Joyce (Sutton) Magee and his children, Jennifer (William) Brado, Timothy and David (Angie) Magee."Grandpa Grinch" has six grandchildren; Robert Twichell, Sara (Tom) Luby, Elyse (Isiah Hernandez) Twichell, Lily, Lindsay and Aiden Magee. Also two great-grandchildren, Thomas Conway and Lucinda Ann Luby.

Conway earned a Masters degree from Canisius College and Buffalo State. He served as an educator for the Batavia City School District for 43 years as an art teacher and guidance counselor. As his grand-daughter, Elyse says, "He was the kindest, gentlest, most generous man I have ever known. " We will miss him always. 

Condolences may be sent to: Joyce Magee 7460 Floyd Circle Mission, TX 78572. Memorials may be sent to: St Anthony's R.C. Church 916 Leo Ave. Latoya, TX 78560

Batavia - Jacqulyn M. Jones, 50 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, (August 14, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Ms. Jones was born May 7, 1971 in Ogdensburg, a daughter of the late Mary R. Jones.

Jackie attended the ARC of Genesee-Orleans Day Hab and was a member of the Northgate Free Methodist Church Friendship Class. She loved her family, especially her mom, and enjoyed all kinds of music, crafts, and dancing. Always the life of the party, she liked to socialize with friends often leaving a room and then coming back proclaiming "I'm Back!!!." Jackie truly loved to go grocery shopping, she was kind, and very brave.

She is free at last to delight in the joys of Heaven and enjoy fellowship with many loved ones already there.

Jacqulyn is survived by her brothers, Lee (Emily), Joshua, and Sheldon; a niece, Maggie; a nephew, "Baby" Lee; her Aunt Donna, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Carter, Aunt Debbie, and Aunt Bonnie; cousins, Chrissy, Adam, James, Karen, John, Amy, Becky, Candy, Katie, and Leon.

She is preceded in death by her mother, uncle, Carl Jones; aunt, Brandi Syfrit; cousin Michael Donovan; and good friend, Jason Tinklepaugh.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia. A Celebration of Jacqulyn's life will be held in September and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ARC of Genesee-Orleans, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020.

Arrangements 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.

disalvo_daryl_-_photo1.jpgDaryl John DiSalvo, 50 of Oakfield, passed away Saturday (August 14, 2021) at Erie County Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 15, 1970 in Batavia, NY.

Daryl was a happy, loving, caring individual who loved reading, movies and sports. Daryl was previously employed by Oatka Milk Products in Batavia for over 23 years.

Survivors include his father, John J. (Barbara) DiSalvo of Warsaw. Companion, Diane Dole of Oakfield and her children who Daryl adored, Lance and Aeris Dole. Sisters Michelle Bowman of Florida, Lynn F. DiSalvo of Rochester and Jaime (Lonnie) Godat of Bergen. An aunt, Brenda (James) Pierce of Batavia. An uncle Anthony Cory of Akron and his furry friend, Lightning.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Daryl was predeceased by his aunt Antionette Cory, uncle Ignatius Edward DiSalvo, and nephew Caleb Bowman.

There will be no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately with his family at a later date. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Daryl may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or Volunteers for Animals (Batavia Animal Shelter), P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

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.

 

 

Batavia - After a long hard fought battle, Stephen Gilbert passed away on Thursday (August 12, 2021) while under hospice care at home with family by his side. His wife and main caregiver Cherri never left his side.

He leaves behind his wife, Cherri (Constas) Gilbert, six children, Michelle, Jay, Charles, Kyle, Alesha, and Melissa; eight grandchildren and a new great-granddaughter.

Steve was adopted by the late Rev. Gordon and Jean (Burkes) Gilbert when he was two years old and found humor in reminding his several siblings that he was “the chosen one.” Growing up, Steve was a practical prankster and loved to explore many different hobbies. He found his true passion in welding and worked for Pfaudler for over 40 years. He has always had strong family bonds far and near.

As much as he loved being a husband and father, he adored being a grandfather even more. He would always find a teaching moment in everything and usually with a dry sense of humor. Steve was known for putting others’ needs before his own. He has always been the rock of the family and will be dearly missed.

A big special thank you to HomeCare & Hospice, Donna, Jennifer, Nicole, and Dawn as well as those of you who supported our family on this long journey. “Family is not about being blood. It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.”

There will be no visitation. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Stephen's name to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, New York 14020. Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

kindig_john_-_photo.pngJohn G. Kindig, 63 of Batavia, passed away Friday (August 13, 2021) at the Erie County Medical Center.

He was born June 18, 1958 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, a son of Margaret Laidacker Kindig of Endicott, NY and the late William Kindig.

John had a strong faith and enjoyed his time at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia. He found great joy in helping others and was passionate about the church's Alzheimer's Respite Program. He was an avid antique dealer and belonged right on American Pickers. John was a loving father and devoted his life to his children and family.

Survivors include his daughter, Alexis Kindig of Quincy, MA. Son, John W.D. Kindig of Batavia. Mother, Margaret Kindig. Sister, Kristine (Dennis) Sexton of Greene, NY and nieces Sarah and Sadie. 

Calling hours for those who wish to share their respects and memories of John will be held on Thursday, August 19th at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main St., Batavia, NY. Family and friends are cordially invited to share in a Memorial Service to follow at 12 PM. 

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28.

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.

 

 

Pamela Mae Whitcombe was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, friend and grandmother. Pam passed away on August 13, 2021 at the age of 73 after complications of a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis. Pam‘s love for life won't end with her passing. Her friends and family will continue her legacy of kindness and generosity by living their lives to the fullest, just as she did.

Pamela was born in Buffalo, New York on May 24,1948 to Fred and Gloria Allein of Batavia and was dearly loved by her grandparents Harold and Frieda Athoe, also of Batavia.

Throughout her childhood, Pam traveled the world; living with her family in Illinois, Germany, and California, where she graduated from Lompoc High School near Santa Barbara. After high school, she returned to Batavia and attended Genesee Community College to study English. When she completed her program, one of Pam’s "claim to fame" was that she was the first-ever graduate of Genesee Community College. Although this honor was unique, the most significant experience that shaped her life during these years was a chance encounter with a handsome and determined young man, David Whitcombe. Pam and Dave's courtship was one for the ages and the two were married on August 2,1969 at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Batavia. Their beautiful love story set the bar for their three sons, Richard, Jeffery, and Ryan. Pam’s love for her family was unsurpassed and all-consuming. To say that they were the light of her life would be an understatement. She built a home filled with laughter, love, and warmth. This home was the "place to be" and she made everyone who visited feel like family. She was the ultimate nurturer and made sure that your belly and heart were full when you left her. Although Pam enjoyed loud, boisterous, and action-packed events with friends and family, one of Pam‘s greatest pleasures was to enjoy a Sunday dinner with her husband and boys. Each of the boys grew to become kind, thoughtful, and generous just like their mom. And just when Pam thought her life couldn’t get any better, she was blessed with four grandchildren who are a reflection of Pam‘s finest qualities- Andrew's sincerity and genuineness, Noah's compassionate heart, Cora's exuberant personality, and Charlotte who is the center of every room she is in, just like Pam.

In addition to raising a beautiful family with her husband, Pam was devoted to her community. She served as the first Student Government Secretary of Genesee Community College, was the Manager of the former Genesee Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, and was the owner and operator of The Clinton Street Greenhouse and served on numerous Boards and Committees.

All of us who knew and loved Pam have broken hearts but are able to find tremendous joy and comfort in the fact that we were blessed to be a part of her life, even if the time we had was not enough. She was an angel walking among us and changed the lives of everyone she met. 

Pam was predeceased by her father, Fred Allein and her son, Richard Whitcombe. She is survived by her mother, Gloria Allein, husband David Whitcombe, sons Jeffery (Shannon) Whitcombe, Ryan Whitcombe (fianceé Meghan Dwyer), daughter-in-law, Becky Whitcombe, sister, Gloria (Bob) Chapman, brother, James (Cheryl) Allein, her grandchildren, Andrew Whitcombe, Noah Whitcombe, Cora Whitcombe, Charlotte Whitcombe, her nieces and nephews, Brent (Judy) Chapman, Rebecca (Matt) Roggow, Robert (Molly) Chapman, Abby Allein, Alyssa Allein, Braden Allein and countless other beloved family and friends. 

Pam's family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 4-7pm at The H.E. Turner and Co. Funeral Home, located at 403 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00am at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, located at 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. Donations can be made in Pam‘s memory to the Arthritis Foundation of Buffalo, 462 Evans Street Buffalo, New York 14221 or to Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia New York 14020.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Pam’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

                                                                "I will love...you forever."

Richard M. Eliasz , 67 of Silver Springs/Silver Lake, passed away following an accident on Tuesday August 10, 2021 at his lake home.  He was born on December 18, 1953 in Rochester, New York to the late Joseph J. and Helen (Tarala) Eliasz. He is preceded in death by his parents, mother and father -in-law: Burdette and June Randall and sister-in-law: E. Sue Eliasz.

Rich was a graduate of Perry Central High School, SUNY Geneseo and received his Master’s degree in Education from SUNY Empire. He was a science teacher at Warsaw Central School, after retiring from Warsaw he was a long term substitute teacher at Letchworth Central.
Rich was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center where he served as a Deacon. Additionally, Rich was active in the Silver Lake Association, The Wyoming County, Castile Village and Town planning boards, where he was essential in writing the Docking and Mooring laws that have been adopted by many municipalities throughout New York State. The Castile Library Board, Wyoming County American Cancer Association, Wooden Boat Society and the Artisan Guilds of Tin Smiths and Stained glass. He enjoyed working with his brother-in-law on his Maple Syrup Business, sailing on Silver Lake, riding his bicycle, doing crossword, listening to polka music, and family gatherings with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Jane A. (Randall) Eliasz whom he married on December 26, 1977, two daughters: Molly (Ed) Orman of Leicester, Maggie (Brian) Kulzer of Geneseo, brother: Robert Eliasz of Rochester, brother-in-laws: Norman (Sue) Randall of Castile, Eric (Eleanor) Randall of Alexander, 6 grandchildren: Bailey, Eliasz and Xavier Orman, Lilia, Oliver and Isaac Richard Kulzer, dear friend: Dan Saunders, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 5-8 P.M. on Monday August 16th at the First Congregational Church 7209 Rt. 20A in Perry Center where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday August 17th at 11:00A.M.  Rich will be laid to rest in West Perry Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, NY 14530. 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.

Shirley's Memorial Service will be held Saturday August 21 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia.  Shirley passed away on June 14, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. 

lake_pond.jpgFredrick Merritt White, 83, of Batavia and formerly Olcott, passed away November 19, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness. 

He was born in Lockport, September 28, 1937, to the late Merritt White and Frances (White) Haight. 

Fred attended Michigan State, served in the Army, and then settled in Chicago, Ill. and Foxborough, Ma. before returning to the Lockport area in the early 70’s where he became associated with Paul Fox Auto Sales. This began his lifelong interest in the Retail and Wholesale Automobile Business, working in and with dealerships throughout Western NY as well as starting his own businesses.

Fred became a member of Olcott Yacht Club in 1975 was recognized as not only a dedicated sailor in OYC Club races as well as LYRA, South Shore and Youngstown Level Races, but also taught numerous people how to sail and race.  He was affectionately nicknamed “Fast Freddy” at OYC where he kept his various sailboats (Sunrise, Awesome, Cracker Jack and most recently Still Awesome).

Fred became an officer at OYC serving as Fleet Captain, Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore and Commodore several times over the forty plus years he was a member and also served on their Long Range Planning Committee and was one of the original organizers for their current Haulout and Storage Committee.

Fred is survived by his wife Kathy, his children Susan (Anne Casto) White of Columbus, Ohio and Mitchell White of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Step-children, Brian Havens of Batavia, and Jocelyn Sikorski of Alexander. Grandchildren David Arizosa, Jonathan and Donna White of Florida, Zack and Nick Casto of Ohio and Paige and Peyton Sikorski from Alexander, as well as former wife Janet Bagshaw of Canada and son-in-law Kevin Sikorksi of Attica. Sibings Sara Renna of Florida, Richard White of Virginia and Michael White in Washington state. Several nieces and nephews living throughout the country.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 21st from 2:00-4:00pm at the Olcott Yacht Club, Water St, Olcott, NY 14126.

The family asks that any donations be made to OYC Mantle Club or OYC Junior Sailing (PO Box 715, Olcott, NY 14126) in his name. 

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

 

 

 

Alexander - Kenneth R. "Kenny-man" Nevinger, 71 of Alexander passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, (August 10, 2021) at his home.

Mr. Nevinger was born December 17, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late Richard and Lois (Wheeler) Nevinger.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Batavia and a long time truck mechanic at the former Houseknecht Motors in Batavia. Kenny loved car racing and was well known at Genesee Speedway where he raced Pro Stock for many years, driving the 06 car. Recently he was a staple at Lime Rock Speedway where he attended regularly as a "big fan." Kenny was also well known in the Empire State Pullers Association where he pulled several tractors and trucks over the years including "Family Affair," "Lil Stomper," "Lil Stomper II," and "Sudden Impact."

Surviving are his wife, Kathy (Kelley) Nevinger; a brother, Norman (Kay) Nevinger of Minnesota; sisters, Sandra (Bud) Richmond of Elba, Tandra (Robert) Jermy of Texas, Patti (Jeff) Farwell of Medina, and Charlene (Marty) Merle of Alexander; brothers-in-law, Butch (Cathy Jo) Kelley of Fruitland, Idaho, Scott (Becky) Kelley of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Linda Kelley of Batavia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, (August 16th, 2021)  from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 190 Oak Street in Batavia, where Kenny's Celebration of LIfe will be held immediately following visitation at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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