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Frederick E. Reed, age 79, of Perry passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Boonville, NY on November 27, 1939 a son of the late Fay and Elizabeth Reed. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law; Archie (Lorma) Reed; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Karl (Evelyn) Frost and Elizabeth Marshall.

He was a graduate of Boonville Central School and Morrisville Ag & Tech. Institute with an Applied Arts and Science degree in food processing technology. While attending Morrisville, he met and married his wife of 59 years, Nancy (Frost). Fred entered the food industry in 1961 as Quality Control Supervisor, for Curtice Brothers in Bergen, 1962 Field Department field man for snap beans and potatoes. 1964 South Dayton as field man for snap beans, tomatoes and maple products; New Jersey for asparagus. 1969 Leicester Plant field man. 1970 QA, Leicester. LeRoy QA supervisor. 1974 Leicester plant, Administrative Assistant retiring from now Seneca Foods in 2002 after 42 years in the Food Industry. He was a member of the Perry First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir and served on various committees. Fred joined the Perry Rotary in 1989 accomplishing perfect attendance. He was President from 2006-2007, received the Paul Harris Fellows Award in 2005 and 2015. He served on the Board of Directors for the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp since 2007. Fred was known as a kind, gentle man, he enjoyed music, golf (especially with friend Donald Butler), bowling, gardening and doing for others.

Along with his wife Nancy he is survived by children; Daniel (Corrinne) Reed of Chili, Michael (Patricia) Reed of Penfield, Joy (Nancy) Reed of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren Kelsey, John, Brian, Jessica, Carolyn and Allison; Sister Andrea (Ed) McFadden of Utica; Brother-in-law Kenneth (Janet) Frost of Munnsville, NY; Sisters-in-law Melva (William) Durfee of Munnsville, Carol Frost of Vernon, NY; granddogs Jack and Honey, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-6pm on Saturday December 15, 2018 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday December 16th at 2:00PM at the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. in Perry. He will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Kindly send memorials to Genesee Valley Rotary Camp, Inc. C/O Ernest Waird, (treasurer) 15 Hal-Bar Rd. Avon, NY 14414. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or 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.

delplato.jpgRuth DelPlato, 61, died peacefully on December 11, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center. Ruth was born in Batavia on June 8, 1957, a daughter of the late Lewis T. and Helen (Tulowiecki) DelPlato.

She had been a resident for twenty-three years at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Batavia. A communicant of Ascension Parish, Ruth attended the Batavia public schools and then participated in the Arc of Genesee Orleans Sheltered Work Center beginning in the mid-1980s. There she took part in Special Olympics and the agency’s Bowl-a-Thon. At Arc Ruth was known as an advocate for herself and her peers. Ruth eventually transitioned to the Day Habilitation Center in Elba. Even though she moved into the Genesee County Nursing home over two decades later, she retained her connection to the Arc. Individuals and staff from the Arc Day Hab Center visited their friend Ruth often at the nursing home over the last several years. They brought cards, board games, and arts and crafts projects. They especially enjoyed sharing stories and hearing Ruth's laughter.

She is survived by five sisters: Carole LaValley of Batavia, Judy (Nick) Young of Raleigh NC, Linda Bishop of Raleigh NC, Paulette (Timothy) Pickering of Greensboro NC, Joan DelPlato (Bryan Goodwin) of South Hadley MA; two brothers: L. Thomas (Lisa Gugino) Del Plato of Rochester NY and Will (Elizabeth “Liz” Richardson) Del Plato of Gresham, OR, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The DelPlato family will be present from 5-8p.m. on Friday December 14, 2018 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:30a.m. Saturday December 15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11a.m. at Ascension Parish corner of Swan & Sumner Sts. Ruth will be laid to rest with her parents in St. Joseph’s cemetery and memorials in her memory may be made to the Arc of Genesee Orleans, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia NY 14020, to benefit the Genesee Orleans Training Opportunity (GO TO) HUB project in Batavia or to Ascension Parish.

Please share your words of comfort with Ruth’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


j_cole.jpgJAMIRSON LEE “JAMIE” COLE ~ Age 48, born September 12, 1970 in Rochester, New York to Leon Burnell Cole and Sue Ann Weinert Cole, passed away suddenly on November 24, 2018 in Hernando, Florida.
Jamie was an avid motorcycle rider, outdoors man, and Buffalo Bills fan. He loved spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by maternal Grandparents, William H. and Avis Weinert, paternal grandparents; Leon and Barbara Cole.
Jamie is survived by his wife, Denise Jefferson-Cole; daughter, Rachel Elisabeth Cole; son, Joseph Peter Cole; step-daughter, Candace M. Weeks; father, Leon B. Cole, Jr; mother, Sue Ann Cole; sister, Christina Ekonomidis.
The Cole family will be present from 2-4p.m. on Saturday December 15, 2018 at the DIBBLE FAMILY CENTER 4110 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020.

Please share your words of comfort with Jamie's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


CHURCHVILLE/BYRON - Age 81, of Byron, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Predeceased by her first husband, James E. Lambe in 1973. Survived by her husband Winfield S. Cooper; loving mother to Deborah Scofero of Byron, Joyce (George) D'Ambrosia of Greece, Steaven (Julie) Lambe of Canisteo, Charlene Williams of Byron, Jim (Stef) Lambe of Webster & Scott (Mary) Lambe of Churchville. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.    

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends are encouraged to send their wishes to Charlotte's family at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

BYRON - Lindsay L. Moore, 64, of Byron, passed away Tuesday, (December 11, 2018), at Rochester General Hospital.

Lindsay was born November 8, 1954, in Malone, a daughter of the late Donald and Audrey (Hardy) Prue.

A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Byron and enjoyed working crossword puzzels, crafting, gardening, cooking and baking.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and greatly enjoyed her canine companions, Winni and the late Chloe.

She is the wife of James Moore, of Byron.  The two were married in Rochester in 1981. 

Surviving along with her husband are her children, Hayley (Ryan) Stein of Byron, Kirby (Brandon) Branciforte of LeRoy, and Sydney Moore of East Bethany; step-children, Amanda (Trevor) Boquist of Canada, and Tracy (Mark) Poff of Cali.; grandchildren, Lilliana and Arlo Stein, and August Branciforte; step-grandchildren, Kelsey, Faryn, Regan, and Wyatt Boquist, Josephine and James Poff; brothers, Gary (Jeanne) Prue of Fla. and, Ryan (Karen) Prue of Churchville; a sister, Tracey Prue of Bergen. 


Friends may call from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street in Bergen where Lindsay's Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lindsay's memory may be made to The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, New York 14450.

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

witkowski.png  Lois Witkowski, 77, of Attica, NY, passed away on December 8, 2018 with her husband and 3 sons by her side. She was born on July 4, 1941 in Attica, NY on the family farm to the late Lyman and the late Blanche (Tozier) Welker.

Lois spent her life caring for her husband of 56 years, Thomas, and their children Michael, Steven, and Robert. She devoted herself to raising her family and instilled her best qualities in them.  Lois especially enjoyed spending time with her extended family and friends making every occasion special with her thoughtful touch.  She rarely missed a sporting event or activity in which her children and grandchildren had participated. Lois enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking, and combined these passions for wonderful family gatherings.  She also took great joy in traveling the country with Tom and her friends from the Crown Victoria Association in their restored 1955 Ford Crown Victoria.

Lois is survived by her husband, Thomas; three sons, Michael, of Fillmore, NY, Steven (Jean), of Attica, NY, and Robert, of LeRoy, NY; grandchildren, Eric, Ethan, Kathryn, and Nina; her sisters, Priscilla (William) Handrich, of Hadley, Mass, and Phyllis (Harold) Merle, of Attica, NY; sister-in-law, Barbara (late Edward) Newman, of Corfu, NY; and many nieces and nephews that she cared deeply for.

There will be no prior visitation. Services will be held privately with family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

duane.jpg Duane A. Marble, known to family as "D.A.", of Batavia, passed away Saturday December 8, 2018 at the age of 53. He was born on January 16, 1965 in Trenton, NJ to Duane I.  Marble of Nunda and Ruthanne (Deemer) Marble of Batavia.

After graduating from Pembroke Central School, Duane did a brief stint in the Marine Corps and was discharged for medical reasons. After he returned home he moved to a rustic cabin in the Southern Tier with a friend. Eventually he returned to the Batavia area and worked as a cook for the remainder of his life. Being a private person he enjoyed reading, computers, target shooting and spending time with lifelong friends in the Southern Tier cabin where he had previously lived.

In addition to his parents, Duane is survived by his brother; Greg Marble of Darien and his niece Scout Marble of Batavia.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House https://crossroadshouse.com/ or Wyoming County Hospice 450 N Main St #3 Warsaw, NY 14569. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

LeRoy ~ On Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, Robert entered into eternal rest with his family present, at age 71, after a long struggle with cancer.  He was predeceased by his step father, George Giacumo and his mother, Fleur Jaquay Giacumo.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Diane; daughters, Lisa (Jeroen) Giacumo Breman of Boise, ID and Amy (Jeffrey) Giacumo White of Glen Cove, Long Island; grandson, Alexander Breman; siblings, Michael, Georgia and Margaret Giacumo of Schenectady, Betty Fenlon of Glenville, Carolyn Elgar of CA, Sally Elgar of CO and Rodger Elgar of FL, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

     Bob retired as a Colonel from the New York Army National Guard after serving 37 years.  He was a graduate of the U S Army War College in Carlisle, PA with a Master's in Strategic Studies.

     Bob was a lifelong learner, taking college courses as recently as this past Summer.  In later years, he visited numerous countries in Europe and national parks in the U.S.  He enjoyed skiing, running, reading, the shooting sports and being with his family and loved ones.  He was fluent in German, Spanish, French and Italian.

     Throughout his struggle with cancer, he made the decision that he would fully live his life and not dwell on things over which he had no control.  The words of the 23rd Psalm had a deep influence on him.  It was his faith, his strongly held belief in the Grace of God and the loving support from his family and friends, that helped him to live his life to the fullest extent possible.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, Dec. 14 from 4 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 E. Main St., LeRoy, where his Inurnment Service will immediately follow in St. Marks's columbarium. A graveside service in Machpelah Cemetery with military honors will be announced at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads House, P. O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or The US Army Emergency Relief Fund, 2530 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA  22202.

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

Stafford - Mr. Roy E. McClurg, 81, of Stafford, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Buffalo General Medical Center.

Mr. McClurg was born August 9, 1937, in Batavia, a son of the late Russell and the late Florence Heffer McClurg.

A member of Oakfield United Methodist Church, Roy was a member of the Stafford Fire Department and the Stafford Exempts. During the annual Stafford Carnival, he could be found working in the french fry stand. An fan of NASCAR, he, along his late wife, Sophie and their family, travelled to many racetracks throughout the East Coast where he would always root for Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed carpentry, spending time with his grandchildren and cheering on the Buffalo Bills. He will also be sadly missed by his four legged companion, Riley.

His wife, Sophie Krywy McClurg, passed away on February 10, 2014.

Surviving are his children; Glenn (Odette) McClurg and  Douglas McClurg, both of LeRoy and  Janet (Dean Kerr) Johannes of Stafford; five grandchildren; Jamie McClurg of Corfu, Douglas McClurg of LeRoy, Alan Johannes of Stafford and Shane and Tyler McClurg of LeRoy; a great-grandson, Hudson; his sister, Lois (Ed) Schutt of Corfu; his sister-in-law, Ethel McClurg of LeRoy and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his son; Richard Dutton and his siblings; Everett McClurg, Ralph (Arlene) McClurg, Ruth (Alvin) Baubie, June (Daniel) Stack and Kenneth McClurg.               

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. He will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roy's memory may be made to Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Oakfield, New York 14125. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Roy's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

angel.jpgMildred Gallo, 83 of Batavia, passed away on Monday December 10, 2018 at LeRoy Village Green. She was born on November 27, 1935 in Oakfield to the late Ozario (Mary Marbello) Gallo. She is preceded in death by brothers Anthony (Rose), John Gallo; sisters Josephine (Joe) Joy; Theresa (Tony) Massaro; Betty (Frank) Spadicino, sister-in-law Delores Gallo.

Ms. Gallo worked for many years at Angelica and was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo and trips to the casino.  

Ms. Gallo is survived by siblings Patsy (Margaret) Gallo, Frank Gallo both of Batavia; Sam Gallo of Williamson; along with many nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 15, 2018 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.




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