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Oakfield - David L. Amend, 68, of Oakfield, passed away Wednesday, (October 17, 2018) at his home, in Oakfield.

Mr. Amend was born October 31, 1949 in Watertown, a son of Helen (Berry) Amend of Warsaw and the late Leland Amend.

He was a machinist at Kodak, prior to his retirement. Dave enjoyed skiing, vacationing, and racing motorcycles. He will be remembered as a hardworking man. 

Along with his mother, Dave is survived by his wife, Sally (Hendershott) Amend; three sons, Justin Amend at home, Kristopher (Nicole) Amend of Gasport, and Brandon Amend of Memphis, TN; two grandsons, Evan and Kristopher "KJ" Amend; three brothers, Donald (Bonnie), Dale, and Scott; three sisters, Sandy, Susan, and Denise (Stephen). Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Dave's name to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield.

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Batavia - Joan K. Gerrety, 89, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, (October 10, 2018) at Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Penfield.

Ms. Gerrety was born September 16, 1929 in Tonawanda, a daughter of the late James and Effie (Vecklotz) Gerrety.

For over 30 years, Joan worked as a Registered Nurse at the former St. Jerome's Hospital. She enjoyed traveling with friends and visited Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York City and Ireland amongst others. She greatly enjoyed photography, and carried a camera everywhere she went. She also loved Friday night fish fries at the Elk's Club in Batavia. 

Joan is survived by nieces, Pamela Schreiber of Richmond, VA, Cheryl (David) Griggs of Hilton, Melissa (Mark) Costanzo of Richmond, VA; a nephew, James (late Candy) Gerrety of Richmond, VA.

She is predeceased by her brothers, James and Robert (late Shirley) Gerrety.

There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend Joan's Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Friday (October 26, 2018) at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Private entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or online at www.crossroadshouse.com/donate

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

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

 

daved.jpg  David F. Diefendorf, 66, of Stafford passed away on Thursday October 18, 2018 at Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester. He was born on July 1, 1952 in Stafford to the late Floyd and Ruth (Landers) Diefendorf. In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by his infant sister Marcia Diefendorf.

David was a Plant Foreman for Allens Inc. in Bergen for 36 years. He was a volunteer fireman with the Stafford Fire Department, a lifetime member at Godfrey’s Pond and a member of the Bergen Rod & Gun Club. David was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt, fish and shoot trap.

He is survived by his daughter; Alana Diefendorf of Stafford.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be determined by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Godfrey’s Pond P.O Box 217 Batavia, NY 14021. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.

 

lewis.jpg Nancy L. Lewis, 76, of Batavia passed away on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born in Batavia on March 6, 1942 to the late Frederick and Marie (Marks) Kabel. In addition to her parents, Nancy is predeceased by her siblings; Mary Jane Metcalf, Bobby Kabel, Shirley Dunlap, Jimmy Kabel, Tommy Kabel and Elaine Hoffman.

Mrs. Lewis was a long time secretary for Dr. Fanara’s office in Batavia. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Sodality. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife and mother, holding a very special bond with TJ. Nancy never complained about any of her aliments and was happiest when she was making others happy. Her devotion to her husband was matched by his love and care for her.

She is survived by her loving husband; Kenneth Lewis of Batavia; her daughter Shelly (Scott) Johnson of Moravia; grandchildren Haley (Jake) Tubbs of Ithaca and Thomas “TJ” Johnson of Moravia; siblings Gwen Williams of Batavia, Dick (Katie) Kabel of Batavia, John (Carol) Kabel of Batavia, Sharron Kilby of AR., Sandy (Ray) Mickey of Webster, Tim (Becky) Kabel of Oakfield and Judy (Rick) Clark of Batavia; many nieces and nephews; best friend Barbara Barlow of Batavia along with her beloved grand-pup Boot.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday October 21, 2018 from 3:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday October 22nd at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. Nancy will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House https://crossroadshouse.com/ PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.

DORIS M. COWD ~ age 85, of East Bethany died peacefully Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Doris was born in Eldred, PA on April 8, 1933 the daughter of the late Orval and Anna E. (Wallace) McNeil also preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2002 and sister, Evelyn Maynard.

Doris had a love of music, gardening and being outdoors to feed the birds. When she transitioned to the nursing home she accepted it and was happy, she enjoyed her puzzles, reading, crocheting, painting and playing Bingo with her new found friends. Doris will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother who always enjoyed her "grandpuppies".

Doris is survived by her loving daughters, Claudia Conforti of NM, Rita (Paul) Sowinski of Bloomfield, NY, Diana (Robert) Docking of Batavia, Judith (Jim) Missler of E. Bethany; brothers, Jack (Margaret) McNeil of AZ, Irvin McNeil of PA and sister, Mary Bohme of Rochester; 8 cherished grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Please join Doris's family for a Celebration of Life service 11am Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in East Bethany Rural Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home Activities Fund. 

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

THE FAMILY OF DORIS M. COWD IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NY 14020

p_jones.jpgPHIL JONES ~ Age 65, of Batavia, formerly of Rochester died peacefully Thursday morning October 4, 2018 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehab. He was born in Cleveland, MS, January 14, 1953 to the late George Perkins and Perlie B. Mayhill also preceded in death by sisters, Patricia Mayhall Carter, Johnnie Mae Jones and brother, Curtis Mayhall.

Phil leaves to cherish his memories; five daughters, Ashanti Jones Dorsey, Lasheba Renota Ferguson, Venisha Lynette Jones, Carla Jones Miller and Iesha Terry; brothers, Eugene Jones, Willie (Olivia) Mayhall and Derrick Mayhall; 7 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Phil's life will be held privately by his family and memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

THE FAMILY OF PHIL JONES IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

3371912.jpgEugenia Ruth Barber, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (October 14, 2018) at her residence, under the loving care of her family and hospice.

She was born March 28, 1929 in Elba, NY, a daughter of the late Arthur and Nellie Gage Gould.

Eugenia enjoyed crafts, reading, word puzzles and watching games shows on television. She had a huge heart for others and loved expressing it with hugs and kisses. She will be truly missed by all who were touched by her kindness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Barber; daughter, Elsie Gould and sisters, Violet Johnson, Ruby Manry and Rosie Kittle.

Survivors include family, especially her nephew and niece, Joseph (Kimberly) Heiderman of Batavia and their children, Hannah and Rachel Heiderman. Sisters, Charlotte Draper and Anna Baer, both of Batavia. Brother, Arthur Gould of Ohio. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (October 18th) from 6-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY, where a funeral service will be Friday at 10am. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be offered to the Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

LeRoy - Meilla Carmella Conte, four month old daughter of Richard Conte and Shannon Levandoski of LeRoy, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Meilla was born June 4, 2018 in Rochester.

Surviving along with her parents are her brother, Sylvester Gerard Conte of LeRoy; her grandparents, Shelly Capamaggio of Medina, Geno Levandoski of South Carolina, Tina M. Conte of Knowlesville and Floyd L. Wilson of Texas; several aunts and uncles including, Danielle Conte and DeAnna Wence; along with her great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a condolence or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

frank1.jpeg Frank R. Wickins, 74, of Attica passed away on October 14, 2018 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born on April 7, 1944 in North Tonawanda to the late Robert W. and Frances (Helf) Wickins. In addition to his parents, Frank is predeceased by his brother; Russell Wickins and son-in-law Rodney MaClane.

Frank was a proud United States Army Veteran. He worked for many years as a lineman for Niagara Mohawk. Frank was an avid fisherman, loved playing Euchre, enjoyed being in his wood shop doing all types of woodworking and after retirement, he spent a lot of time with family in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River. He was a long time member of the American Legion, Alexander VFW and both the Attica and Batavia Rod & Gun Clubs.

He is survived by his loving wife; Dawn (Wiepert) Wickins of Attica; children Vicki MaClane, Debbie (David) Best, James (Tina) Wickins and Nikki (Tim Augustyn) Kohlhagen; sister Grace Grefrath; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 1:00-3:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Thursday October 18, 2018 at the Funeral Home. Frank will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica with full Military Honors.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

Oakfield - Irene M. Tatro, 88, of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Irene was born September 7, 1930 in Malone, a daughter of the late Clarence and Blanche (Lamitie) Larche.

Irene enjoyed crafts and baking and attended Resurrection Parish and St. Padre Pio Parish.  She was a corrections officer at Albion Correctional Facility and a line worker at Kaufmann Shoes in Batavia.

Survivors include her children, Bonnie Fustanio of Rochester, Raymond Tatro of Texas, Sheron Hyde of Waterport, Debbie Osborne of Stafford, Joey Tatro of Warsaw, Nancy (Phillip) Pfendler of Pavilion, Diane Wyder of Akron and Michelle (Ken) Sahr of Albion; one brother, Jerris (Gail) Larche of Bangor; one sister, Peggy (Gary) Potter of Tennessee; a sister-in-law, Rita Larche of Dannemora; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Irene is the mother of the late Thomas Tatro and Lori Russo and sister of the late Robert Larche, Theresa Oakes, Jeannette Martin and Deacon Richard Larche.  

Calling hours are Thursday (October 18) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Irene’s Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. on Friday (October 19) at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Irene will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield.  

Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

 

 

 

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