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Richard W. Miller, 86 of Attica, passed away on Wednesday December 25, 2013 at his home. He was born October 1, 1928 in Varysburg to the late Arthur M. (Helen Schiltz) Miller. Mr. Miller retired in 1990 from Wyoming Correctional Facility as a Lieutenant where he was President of Retiree’s Chapter 82 and a member of CSEA Union.  Dick was a member of the Attica Fire Department for more than 50 years and Firemen’s Exempt having held many offices in the department.  He was a member of SS. Joachim and Anne Parish, a 4th degree Wyoming County Knights of Columbus #2240 Attica, a school bus driver for 49 years, former Mayor and Village Board Member in Attica. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth A. (Willard) Miller who passed on July 19, 2011, son Donald Miller in 1995, brothers Edward G. and Charles A. Miller, sister Genevieve Almeter.

Mr. Miller is survived by his children David R. (JoAnn) Miller of Allegany; Daniel W. (Brenda) Miller of Batavia; Susan H. Duncan of Dalton, MA; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday December 29, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday December 30, 2013 at SS. Joachim and Anne Parish 50 East Avenue in Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wyoming County Knights of Columbus #2240 27 Main St. Attica, NY 14011 or to the Attica Fire Department 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Barbara J. Schade, 92, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Batavia, New York died December 14, 2013. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Nurses Corp stationed in Pawling, New York. Burial with graveside military services were held Friday, December 20, 2013 at Mt. Albion Cemetery in Albion, New York. Ewing Funeral Home Venice, Florida handled the arrangements.

Batavia - Mrs. Nancy A. (Klein) Van De Walker, 70, of Batavia passed away peacefully Tuesday (December 24, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center.

Nancy was born July 23, 1943, in Batavia, the daughter of the late Michael and Myrtle (Lance) Klein.

After 25 years, she retired from Pembroke Central School as a bus driver. Nancy loved spending time with her treasured dog, Radar, and her grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, playing cards, and hanging out with the gals at water aerobics. You could often find her at her favorite coffee shops in Batavia spending time with many family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Charles, Ronald, and Michael Klein, along with her sister Beatrice (Conibear) Warlick.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, James E. Van De Walker of Batavia; and her children, Sue Ellan (Mark) Bates of Corfu; Kenneth (Cathy) Marble of Batavia, Sue (Don) Van De Walker of Louisburg, NC; James R. (Wendy) Van De Walker of Attica; grandchildren, Kristina (Colby) Sanner; Mitchell Bates;  Donavon Stell ; James (Stephanie) Norton; Beth (Rick) Johnson; Amanda and Daniel Norton; Her sister Rosemary Klein of Millhall, PA; her 2 sister in laws Joanne Klein of Cooper City, FL; Alice Klein of Glen Allen, VA, along with her great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends of Nancy are invited to call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 27th at the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc.,4 E. Main St.,  Corfu. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020

Warsaw – Steven J. Dibble, 38, of Warsaw, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, (December 22, 2013) in Lancaster.

Mr. Dibble was born May 28, 1975 in Batavia, a son of Dale (Becky) Dibble of Avon and Patricia (Bob) Dibble of Batavia.

Steve greatly enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, family BBQs, and NASCAR.  The light of his life however, were his children.

Surviving along with his parents are his daughters, Chelsea, Emma, Stephanie Dibble all of Batavia, and Allison May Dibble of Warsaw; his longtime companion, Carrie Harris of Warsaw;  a sister, Deborah (John) Miller of Stafford; two step brothers, Dakota Dibble of PA, and Dylan Dibble of Avon.

Steven is preceded in death by a sister, Julie Dibble; maternal grandparents, Edwin L. and Gertrude Sewor; paternal grandparents, Howard H. and Bertha M. Dibble, Sr.  

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Steven’s Funeral Service will immediately following calling at 1. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dibble family to benefit Steven's children.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy/Batavia ~ Lloyd G. "Bud" Silvernail Jr., age 54, of Main Street, died unexpectedly on Saturday (Dec. 21, 2013) at home.

      He was born June 29, 1959 in Batavia, a son of Lorraine Kearney Silvernail and the late Lloyd G. Silvernail Sr.

      Mr. Silvernail was a very compassionate man, who was a Batavia police officer, prior to becoming medically disabled.  He enjoyed listening to music, playing guitar and writing poetry.

     He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Silvernail of the Genesee Co. Nursing Home in Batavia, his daughters, Kristin (David) Williams of Batavia and Carrie Silvernail of Buffalo, his sisters, Lori Silvernail of Batavia, Lee (Timothy) Tyler of Stafford and Linda (William) Frank of Elba, his granddaughters, Abigail, Madison and Novella Williams, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 11 AM ~ 12 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 12:00 PM.  Interment will be private in Grand View Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the family c/o Lori Silvernail, 25 Montclair Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or to the American Heart Association.

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

LeRoy ~ Cassandra "Cassi" L. Perrin, age 23, of W. Main Street, passed away at home on Wednesday evening (December 18, 2013) in the loving presence of her family after an extended illness.

Cassi was born August 17, 1990 in Rochester, a daughter of William and Christine Looney Perrin.

She will be remembered as a very caring and giving young lady, who lovingly touched the hearts of her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Bill and Chris of LeRoy, Cassi is survived by her sister, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Perrin of LeRoy, her grandparents; Ann and David Ehrhart Sr. of LeRoy, grandfather, Robert Looney, along with many aunts, uncles and dear friends.  She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Richard and Betty Perrin.

Family and friends are invited to attend Cassi's Memorial Mass on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's Church), 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020.

Your memories and condolences may be offered to Cassi's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com    

James R. Goodenbery Jr., 60 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday December 20, 2013. He was born September 9, 1953 in Batavia to the late James R. (Irene Pietrzykowski) Goodenbery. Jim was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball and movies. Jim loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Janet M. (Peterson) Goodenbery of Oakfield, sons James R. (Sarah) Goodenbery III of Rodman, Jason P. (Casey) Goodenbery of Eagle River, AK; Jeffrey D. (Corissa) Goodenbery of Bergen and Joseph B. Goodenbery of Washington, D.C. Three brothers Mark of Batavia, Martin (Zina) of Kendall and Matthew Goodenbery of El Paso, TX, six sisters Teresa (Steve) Robinson of Batavia, Barbara (Michael) Crowley of Attica, Ann Goodenbery of E. Bethany, Irene Fuller, Rose Luce and Bernadette Goodenbery all of Batavia. 8 grandchildren Wyatt, Patricia, Rachel, Marianne, Elizabeth, Julianne, Peyton and Cambria survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday December 26, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday December 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125. He will be laid to rest in St.Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia NY 14020 or St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125. To sign the online guest registry 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 – Shirley M.  Foley, 77, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Friday, (December 20, 2013) at Crossroads House, in Batavia.

Mrs. Foley was born November 6, 1936 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Jack and Evelyn (Limon) Parker.

Shirley was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia.  She was a gifted singer; and enjoyed being a part of the church choir.  She loved to paint; and especially looked forward to family game night.  She will be remembered for her want to help people, having volunteered her time with the Home Visitor Program; and her knack for talking on the phone. 

She is the wife of Nelson Foley, of Batavia.  The couple were married in October of 1972 and spent 41 wonderful years together.

Surviving along with her husband are her children, Karen (Randy) Becker of Indian Falls, and Brian P. (Wendy) Smith of East Bethany; a grandson, Jason Becker of Indian Falls; step-grandchildren, Stacy Malone of Batavia, Sarah Malone of East Bethany, and Samuel Malone of Batavia.  Six step-great-grandchildren also survive.

Shirley is preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Smith.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, Shirley’s Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, (December 23, 2013) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Ryan was born on July 10, 1990 in Warsaw, a son to Randy and Leilani (Smith) Helmer. He died on December 17, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester surrounded by family. Ryan was a 2010 graduate of Letchworth Central School, he attended the Mt. Morris Day-Hab program through Livingston-Wyoming ARC. He had many interest, he enjoyed bowling, swimming, horseback riding listening to classic music from the 60’s-70’s and 80’s, hunting, playing his video games, and driving his golf cart around Castile. He was active in the Challenger Baseball program in Batavia. He was referred to as Romeo by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Donald (Violet) Helmer and Gordon (Mary) Smith; an aunt Cindy Helmer; uncle Stephen Helmer.

He is survived by his devoted parents Randy and Leilani (Smith) Helmer, brother: Travis (Tiffany Sheffer) Helmer of Castile, Aunts and Uncles: James (Chris Helmer of Fl., Susan Helmer of Castile, David (Cindy) Helmer of Warsaw, Kevin (Loretta) Helmer of Buffalo, Tracy Helmer of Castile, Ellie Helmer of Fl., Dana (David) Wright of Pike, Gordon Smith of Perry, Cindy (Angelo) Feroleto of Castile, and Cheryl (Robert) Bush of Geneseo, Godparents: Donna Diver and Richard Sanford both of Castile, along with many cousins and good friends.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 PM on Friday December 20, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 21st at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Alger Cemetery in Hume.

May be made to the Castile Fire Department, Livingston-Wyoming ARC or a Scholarship Fund will be set up in Memory of Ryan at Letchworth Central School. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Madeline Z. “Lynn” Hoffman, 61of Elba, passed away on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born October 1, 1952 in Batavia to the late Charles S. Zambito and Alta (Calarco) Zambito of Elba. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish. She worked at the United Memorial Medical Center in the Collections Department. Lynn loved cooking, reading and most of all spending time with her family.

Lynn is survived by her beloved husband Paul G. Hoffman of Elba; sons Paul M. (Debbie Gramza) Clark of Elba; Chris D. Hoffman of Batavia; Matthew R. (Andrea) Hoffman of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter Jaclyn Hoffman of Boone, NC; brothers Charles (Patricia) Zambito of Elba; Rocco (Linda) Zambito of Elba; Joseph (Kelly) Zambito of Punta Gorda, FL; sisters Paulette (Brian) Bird of Elba; Mary Zambito of Elba; Alta (Mark) Giuliano of Ft. Myers, FL; Anne (John) Lexer of East Rochester; one granddaughter Cam Hoffman along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday December 19, 2013 at St. Padre Pio Parish 65 South Main St. Elba, NY 14058. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to 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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