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Robert E. VerCruysse

By Joshua Smith

Waterport - Robert E. VerCruysse, 75, beloved husband of Veda VerCruysse, passed away after a short illness with family by his side on May 22, 2024.

Bob was a Jack of All Trades, dedicating time to GE, Vistakon, Mayer Brothers, and finally Krehers Farm. He could fix anything, thus giving him the name "Bob the Builder" from his grandchildren.

He enjoyed hunting and motorcycles, but most of all, he enjoyed the time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Bob was born March 27, 1949, in Medina, New York, to Marilyn (Williams) Smith. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Veda; three children, Tracy (Mike) VerCruysse, Robin (Josh) Jurs, and Robert M. (Angela) VerCruysse; his brother, Louis VerCruysse; sisters, Ruth Leno and Florence Shafer; and his in-laws, Ann London, Jerry and Monica London, and Wende London. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler (Alishia) VerCruysse, Spencer (Ashley) Perry, Damien (Bronson) Perry, Mitchell (Allie) Perry, Dalton (Erika) VerCruysse, Quinton (Michelle) VerCruysse, Joshua Wells, Abigale (Matthew) Wells, Elizabeth (John) Jurs, Savanna Wells, Dominic VerCruysse, Payten (Kiarra) VerCruysse, and Brody VerCruysse; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Bob was predeceased by his mother, Marilyn (Williams) Smith; sister, Sheila (Victor Haynes; in-laws, Charles and Ellen London, Charles J. London, and Sydney Richard London.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Batavia office of HomeCare & Hospice,  29 Liberty St. Suite 6 Batavia, NY 14020
Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. in Batavia. As requested by Bob, there will be no viewing. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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Nancy (Long) Castle-Scott

By Lisa Ace
Nancy (Long) Castle-Scott

Nancy (Long) Castle-Scott
August 7, 1961- May 11, 2024
LeRoy, New York- Etowah, Tennessee
Nancy departed this life peacefully on Saturday May 11, 2024 at her home in Etowah, Tennessee after a brief, but aggressive fight with Pancreatic Cancer. 
Nancy was the daughter of Merritt and Ruth Long of Stafford, New York, the youngest of five children.  She graduated from Pavilion Central School in 1979.  

After graduation, she met and married her first husband, Barry Castle (deceased) and had two children Shanna (Castle) Rose and Brent Castle.  Nancy worked at many jobs over the years, but her favorite was owning and operating Papa Johns Eagle in LeRoy New York, with her second husband Gary Scott (deceased) for nearly 20 years.  Nancy enjoyed being an active part of the local community, gardening, and entertaining friends.  Nancy and Gary entertained nearly as many friends at their home in Linwood as they did at “The Eagle” at any given time where anyone was welcome to come enjoy a meal and friendship.  Nancy moved to Tennessee upon retirement and the passing of Gary Scott to be closer to her grandchildren.
Nancy is survived by her daughter Shanna (Charlie) Rose of Etowah, Tennessee and their two children, Savannah and Jocelyn Rose; her Son, Brent Castle of Stafford, New York; Her Sisters, Jilene Long and Carol (Long) Pursel, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her Parents; her first husband, Barry Castle in 1998; her second husband, Gary Scott in 2017; her oldest sister Cheryl (Long) Perry; her brother Edward Long.
A private burial for family is planned at Machpelah Cemetery in LeRoy, followed by a Celebration of Life for family and friends to gather at Emory Park in Stafford from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, June 8th.

Harold A. Meisner

By Joshua Smith

Attica - Harold A. Meisner, age 83 of Attica, passed away Monday (May 20, 2024) in the comfort of his home.

Harold was born October 6, 1940 in Attica, a son of the late Alton and Bernice (Wendler) Meisner. In addition to his parents, Harry is predeceased by a brother, William Meisner, brother-in-law, Paul Wood; and sister-in-law, Linda Clark.

Harry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon (Strong) Meisner; children, Brad (Amy) Meisner, Kristy Bowen, Lorie Wawrzyniak, Patty (Steve) Charles and Jimmy Barrett; all of Attica; grandchildren, Kelsey, Kara, Sophia, Amanda, Nick, Katelynn, Sidney, Alex, Dominic and Chelsey; siblings, Margaret Meisner, Joan Wood, Janet (Bernard) Meinweiser; and sister-in-law, Frances Meisner.

Harry proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961, until his honorable discharge in 1967. During his service he served two tours in Vietnam, and he had the honor of being a Specialized Mechanic on Air Force One during both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential terms, stationed out of Pensacola, Florida.

Harry was very proud of the business he brought to the Attica community, Meisner’s Deli. The Deli opened in the 60s, where he spent countless hours working, until his retirement in 2016. In addition to Meisner’s Deli he also spent many years behind the wheel of a truck, from his own trucking business hauling steel around the Northeast United States, to working many years at Carney & Fugle, Corcoran Custom Services, and the Town of Attica.

Harry enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, working at the pizzeria, taking rides on his tractor, farming and watching traffic. Harry will be deeply missed by many.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday (May 24, 2024) from 3 to 6:00 p.m. at Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main Street in Attica, where Harry's funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Bill Hockey will officiate. Harry will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, New York 14011. Online condolences may be made at

Linda C. Cowham

By T.J. Woodward

Linda C. Cowham, age 70, passed away on April 30, 2024 at the Villages of Orleans in Albion where she resided. 

She was born on December 30, 1953 and grew up in Bergen where she went to school. She was an avid reader, gardener and cook for the majority of her life. She also enjoyed drawing architectural plans as a hobby of her dream homes. Linda worked for many years in food service at the Cupola Nursing Home in Brockport, followed by some jobs in advertising. Linda was a Jehovah’s Witness, living her life based on bible principals and the hope and promise of scripture. 

She is predeceased by her father; Richard Cowham and brother, Steven Cowham. 

Linda is survived by her mother; Lillian Cowham; sisters Cathleen (Walter) Crooks and Donna Verhagen, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. 

Per Linda’s wishes, there will be no Services. 

The family would like to express gratitude to her best friend, Donna Culbert and those who visited her and came to Bible study with her. 

To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Eunice Lew

By T.J. Woodward

Eunice Lew, 94, formerly of Byron, died on May 19, 2024 in Leroy. 

A lifetime resident of Genesee County, she was born on March 12, 1930 in Batavia, NY, the only child of Ruth (Branton) Bennett and Ward S. Bennett. Mrs. Lew enjoyed dogs, books and restaurants. She traveled throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. 

Mrs. Lew was a retired Registered Nurse having practiced 20 years at St. Jerome Hospital and 20 years at the VA Medical Center in Batavia. She was a life member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, The Gillam Grant Community Center, the Byron Historical Society, Volunteers for Animals and the YMCA. 

Mrs. Lew was a past member of the Town of Batavia Fireman Auxiliary, Shakespeare Club, Tonawanda Touring Club, Women of the Moose, Great Books Club, the Seven Springs Country Club, Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club and the Batavia Society of Artists. She graduated from Corfu High School and the St. Jerome School of Nursing. She attended Canisus College and Genesee Community College. 

She is predeceased by her husbands; Roger Saile, Bernard Sanders and Chester (Lewandoski) Lew. She and Chet shared fifty wonderful years together. 

Surviving is one son; Eric (Janet) Saile of Batavia; a half sister Mary Bennett (Randy) Luplow of TX; three grandchildren Jason (Erin) Saile, Ellen (Gregg) Traver and Sarah (Curt) Saile; great-grandchildren all of Batavia, along with cousins, plus dear friends Laurie, Anita, Frank and Melanie. 

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 24, 2024 at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main St. in Batavia. 

Memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14021 To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Barbara Roberts

By Joshua Smith

Batavia - Barbara Roberts, 68 of Batavia passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, New York.

She was born Sunday, June 12th, 1955 in Batavia, New York a daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Drake) Holmes.

Surviving are her sisters, Margaret Plunkett and Donna Sigl; step-son Darryl (Regina) Roberts; step-daughter Pam Marsceill; niece Erin Ortiz; and nephews Shaun Plunkett and Michael Sigl.

In death Barbara is reunited with her beloved husband, Ronald Roberts; brother-in-laws, Frank Plunkett and Robert Sigl.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner and Co., Inc. A memorial service will be held in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia, New York at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Lung Association-, .

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Sandra (Sandy) Ball Ray

By Joshua Smith

Sandra (Sandy) Shirlene Ray (nee Ball) passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18th, at Premier Genesee Nursing facility surrounded by family.  Sandy was born June 27th, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Batavia.

Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) Ray and a stepdaughter, Sandy Darcy. 

Sandy is survived by her children, Neil (Tracy) Brennan Jr. of Batavia, Gregory (Lisa) Brennan of South Carolina, David (Debbie) Goff of Rochester, Susan (Ben) Vasquez (nee Goff) of Florida, step-daughter Cindy Helker.

Sandy was a loving sister in a large family of her late parents Fred Ball Sr. and Minnie Mildred Ball.

Sandy’s brothers and sisters included the previously deceased Fred Ball Jr., Kerry (Kathy) Ball Sr, Trudy Dawn Ball, Gordon Duane Ball and Vernon Ace (Ellen) Ball.

Sandy is survived by her sister Rita (late Salvatore) Tuttobene of Stafford, NY and Vincent (Nina) Ball of Acworth, GA.

Sandy was especially proud of her grandchildren, Mariah, Paige, Kylee, Matthew, Brittney, Christopher and Marissa and her great grandchildren Kaiden, Kasey, Wesley & River.

“Aunt Sandy” was close to her many nieces and nephews.

Her late husband Bob Ray and Sandy operated the Checkerboard Restaurant for many years on West Main St. in Batavia.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation at 7 pm. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 3 pm at North Byron Cemetery, Byron. 

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Kermit P. Beadle

By Lisa Ace
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Kermit P. Beadle, Jr. age 82, passed away May 17, 2024, at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born February 3, 1942, in Rochester, a son of the late Kermit, Sr. and Dorothy (Rosecrans) Beadle and had lived in this area all his life.
Kermit graduated from Holley High school in 1960.  He received his BS from SUNY Brockport in 1964 and his master’s in education in 1966.  He taught math at Batavia City School’s for 34 years, retiring in 1998.  In the summer months, he was a house painter with fellow teachers from the school.  In his younger years, Kermit worked as a meat cutter with his uncle at the family butcher shop.  He was the family handyman, painting, plumbing construction, siding, and electrical work for his family and rental properties.  In his retirement, he spent many winters in Myrtle Beach.  He loved traveling and visited Alaska, Hawaii, and many trips to Las Vegas. 
Kermit enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, and going to the casino with the Busy Buddies. His greatest accomplishment was getting a hole in one at 80 years old.  He was a member of the Wednesday night golf league at Brown Rd. Golf Course in Albion and Thursday morning member at Hickory Ridge Golf Course.  He served as Secretary for the Monday men’s bowling league in Albion and Tuesday’s teacher’s league at Mancuso’s in Batavia for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Maryellen; his sister Karen (David) Webster and step-daughter Holly Simmons.
Kermit is survived by his 2nd wife of 23 years, Rosemarie; son John of Brockport; his daughter Kathy (Scott Hamlin) Sedore of Holley; granddaughter Jessica Sedore of Rochester; nephew Jeffrey (Lauren) Webster of PA; niece Lisa (Tosh) Bitsas of Churchville;  great-nieces and nephew Kiki, Ana, Niko Bitsas and Brenleigh Webster; step-children Paul (Sherri) Wishman of FL, Norma Barker of TX, Debby Cravatta of FL and several cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 16650 State Rte. 31 Holley Saturday May 25th 11:00am-1:00pm where his Memorial Service will follow at 1:00pm.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116-7023.
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Mrs. Barbara Jane (Folger) Greene

By Joshua Smith

Barbara Jane (Folger) Greene, 86, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2024.

Barbara was born on April 11, 1938, the daughter of the late Robert and Lois (Hollenbeck) Folger.

After graduating from Batavia High School in 1956, she went on to Vermont College to earn an Associate's Degree. Upon graduation, she went on to be a medical secretary for Dr. Fox, then supervisor at Genesee Memorial Hospital, retiring from Batavia Ophthalmology in 2011.

Barbara enjoyed reading and knitting, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Betsy (Thomas) Pettinella and Mary Jo (Roger) Hume. She was "Granny" to her six grandchildren, Matthew (Meghan) Chartraw, Philip (Ali) Pettinella, Adam (Mackenzie) Pettinella, Cady (Ohnet) Jaime-Molina, Jenna (Jacob) Hoffman and Abbey Hume, along with ten great-grandchildren and longtime companion David L. Hayward.

There are no prior visiting hours. Friends are invited to graveside services on Friday, May 24, 2024 at 12:30 pm at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's name may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia,  New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

John William Thomas Hendershott

By T.J. Woodward

John William Thomas Hendershott (Chicago, Illinois), born in Batavia, New York, passed away on April 28, 2024, at the age of 60, after a lengthy illness.

A graduate of Attica Jr Sr High School, John worked as a Customer Service Technician for Jiffy Lube in several locations. He loved to cook, gardening, and was an avid crossword puzzler. He never met a cat he didn't want to take home for his own. 

He now rests with parents Duane and Jackie Hendershott, sister Jeanne Saracini, Aunt Sandy (Paul) Oberlander, Uncle Lee (Millie) Hendershott, grandparents William and Anne Glor and Laverne and Dorothy Hendershott.

 John is survived by sister Dot (Bill) Dustin, brother Dean Hendershott, Aunt Sheila (John) Henderson along with nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. John will be laid to rest in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Attica.

To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Edward W. Swanson

By Ronald Konieczny

Edward W. Swanson, 87 of Batavia, formerly of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Thursday (May 16, 2024) at the Batavia Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born June 13, 1936 in Lancaster, NY, a son of the late Edward J. and Wilhelmina Schmidt Swanson.

Edward was a Veteran of the U.S. AirForce, having served his country from 1955-1958. He was employed by Whiting Door Co. and Akron Rule prior to his retirement.

Survivors include his sisters, Susan Ahalt of Depew, Dorothy (Cortland) Shanks of South Carolina and Maxine Toot of North Carolina. Nephew, William Ahalt, Niece, Pamela Park. Also survived by great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (May 24th) from 6-8pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. A graveside service with military honors will be Saturday (May 25th), 10am at Hillside Cemetery, Angling Road in Corfu, NY.

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Joseph J. Olverd

By Ronald Konieczny

Joseph J. Olverd, 77 of Batavia, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday (May 16th) passing away unexpectedly at his residence. 

He was born May 12, 1947 in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the late Philip and Harriet Horton Olverd.

He loved his family dearly and will be sadly missed by his children, Laura (Peter) Koepp of Basom, Rene R. Jaccoud of Batavia, David Olverd of Florida and Eric Olverd of Batavia. Sisters, Phyllis (Jack) Pata of Spencerport and Rosalie Pusateri of Avon. Brother, Philip Olverd Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA. Also survived by seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Joe had many talents and hobbies throughout his entire life and was an avid outdoorsman. He was an excellent trumpet player, loved snake hunting & handling, worked at the Buffalo Zoo as a reptile keeper (herpetologist). He enjoyed the art of flint napping making arrowheads and other items. Then also pursued knife making and dabbled in growing bonsai trees. Joe was also featured on the Captain Kangaroo TV show and many other interviews showcasing his talents with snakes and other reptiles.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday (May 21st) at 11am at Mumford Rural Cemetery.

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Gloria A. Fluker

By T.J. Woodward

Gloria A. Fluker, 72, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024 surrounded by her family at Gateway Home, Attica. She was born June 5, 1951 in Silver Creek, to the late Richard and Audrey (Neubauer) Hancock. She is preceded in death by two siblings, Judy Mezydlo and Norman Hancock. 

Mrs. Fluker retired from PW Minor after 34 years. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved being with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Dennis Fluker of Batavia, son, Thomas (Kim) Fluker of Batavia, brothers, Frank Hancock of Indian Falls, Richard (Barb) Hancock of Batavia, Edward Hancock of Syracuse, grandchildren, Jordan (Hannah) Fluker, Danielle (Alex) Schultz, great-granddaughter, Aurora Fluker, along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 4 to 8pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00am Celebration of her Life will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main St., Attica, NY 14011 or to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St., Batavia, NY 14020. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 

George Leland Hall

By LaVern Falcone

Stafford ~ George Leland Hall, age 92, of Sweetland Road, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     He was born January 15, 1932 in Rochester, a son of the late George D. and Charlotte Morrison Hall.    

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 George, or as he preferred “Jerry”, will be remembered for his love of family and his devotion to his Christian faith.  He was a very proud veteran of the US Army, where he served in Italy during the Korean Conflict.  After serving his country, George worked at the Jello factory in LeRoy before he embarked on a long career with Rochester General Hospital up until his retirement.

     He will be sadly missed by his children; Deborah Neth, Cheryl (Robert) McGee, Stephen (Jane) Hall, Cindy Saeva (David Zarajczyk), Donald (Mary) Hall and Lorrie (Lewis IV) Mowry; his 18 grandchildren; Christopher (Ashley) Neth, Laura Neth (Shawn), Kevin Neth, Robert Jr. (Cheryl) McGee, Jennifer (Keith) Moore, Jerry McGee, Donald (Amanda) Hall, Joshua George (Tiffany) Hall, Steven (Becky) Saeva, Daniel Saeva, Kimberly (Doug) Wolfanger, Jason Saeva, Jeremy (Christy) Saeva, Jacob Hall, Arlene (Joe) Shaunessy, Mindy (Brandon) Zalewski, Michael (Michele) Mowry and Lindsay (Craig) Cox; his 38 great-grandchildren; Carter, Noah, Cameron, Aubrey, Wesley, Cash, Bella, Johnny, Caleb, Connor, Parker, Maylee, Mikayla, Kennedy, Karrington, Joshua, Austin, Jenna, Gabby, Evan, Daniel, Dominic, Leah, Maddy, Landen, Anna, Emma, Caiden, Charlotte, Emmett, Lucy, Leland, Dean, Izzy, Chandler, Adelynn, Dexter and Lewis; his wife, Wendy, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     George was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene Brandes Hall (1982), son-in-law, John Neth (2012), his three brothers and his loving canine companion, Nicky.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 23 from 4 ~ 6 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 24 at 10:00 AM at Mary Immaculate Parish, 5865 Ellicott St. Rd., East Bethany, NY 14054.  Interment with military honors will follow at the Stafford Rural Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions (in memory of his wife, Arlene) are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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George K. Elbel

By T.J. Woodward

George K. Elbel, the husband of Norma G. Elbel (Smith) of Le Roy, NY, age 91, passed away on May 16, 2024, due to health complications. 

George, born on June 28, 1932, in Rossiter, PA, led a life of inspiring service to God, country, and state. He began his journey on his family's farm, where he worked diligently until his graduation from Punxsutawney High School in 1949. His dedication to service led him to the U.S. Army's 1st Calvary Division, where he served during and after the Korean conflict.

George's professional journey was marked by dedication and hard work. After serving, he joined the New York State Police, where he made a significant impact. Over his 32-year career, he steadily climbed the ranks, eventually becoming the Major of Troop A, which covers eight Western New York Counties. His commitment to excellence was further demonstrated by earning a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice and Personnel Management in 1977 from the State University of New York. 

He was preceded in death by his wives, Beatrice L. Elbel (DiCicco), Irene Elbel (Fisher), and Dorothy Elbel (Merkle). He was also preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Alice Elbel, and brothers, Glenn Elbel, Emery Elbel, Gene Elbel, Jay Elbel, and Mary Justice. 

He is survived by his brother, William Elbel of Houston, Texas, one son, George Elbel of Alvin, Texas, and two daughters, Beatrice M. Brantigan of Niagara Falls, NY, and Alyson A. Struwe of Beaver, PA. Surviving are twelve grandchildren, five stepchildren, and many cherished children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren from his since-parting wives. 

George was a lover of nature, a dedicated family man, and a cherished friend to many. He was a devoted member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Batavia, NY, where his faith and community values were nurtured. He was also a lifetime member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Former Troopers Association, a testament to his continued commitment to his fellow officers and the community he served. 

Friends and family are invited to call on Friday May 24, 2024 from 2:00-4:00PM & 6:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday the 25th at Emmanuel Baptist Church 190 Oak St. in Batavia. George will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Byron Rescue Squad PO Box 210 Byron, NY 14422 or American Lung Association PO Box 756 Osceola, WI 54020. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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