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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.

 

 

 

angel.jpgAddie Marie Burns, passed away peacefully in her mothers arms with her father by her side after a 4 week battle with CDH on October 11, 2018. She was born September 13, 2018 to Brandon C. (Kimberly M. Peet) Burns of Batavia. Addie is preceded in death by her grandfather Matthew Burns.

She is survived by sister Hailey Burns of Batavia; grandmothers Cathy Burns of Batavia, Patricia Ambrose of East Pembroke; great-grandparents Sally Shults of Batavia; Paul Nonnenberg of Batavia; aunts and uncles, Sarah Burns of Attica; Jason Burns of Alexander; Jared Burns, Caitlin Burns, Michael Peet all of Batavia; Kevin Peet of Attica.

There will be no prior calling hours or services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Golisano Children's Hospital at www.urmc.rochester.edu. 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 Street Batavia, New York 14020.

morton.jpgJoyce A. Morton, of Williamsville, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Thursday October 11, 2018. She was born on August 13, 1935 in Batavia, New York. In addition to her parents, Jay Joseph Attardi and Lucy Mancuso Attardi, Joyce is predeceased by her husband; Honorable Glenn R. Morton.

Joyce was active in many community, social, and political events and organizations including:  St. Jerome’s Guild and The Batavia Parent/Teacher’s Association.  She was a lifelong sports enthusiast participating in golfing, tennis, and bowling tournaments, as well as, enjoying going to Bills' and Bisons' games with her family.

Joyce is survived by her children; Glenn (Dana Rizzotto) Morton III of North Tonawanda, Timothy-Jay Morton and M. Rogan (Joseph Cardinal) Morton of Buffalo; sister in law Marilyn Morton of Plattsburgh; grandchildren Carly and Camden Cardinal and nieces Melissa Clark and Katherine Nicoletti.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 4:00-7:00PM 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 Wednesday October 17, 2018 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott Street Batavia. She will be entombed in St. Josephs Mausoleum, Batavia.

Due to family allergies, flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York, www.alz.org/wny. 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 Street Batavia, New York 14020.

ktruax.jpg Keith Leslie Truax, 77, of Rush, passed away on October 9, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on November 12, 1940 in Batavia to the late Forrest Clyde (aka Leslie) and Geraldine (Newton) Truax. In addition to his parents, Keith is predeceased by his granddaughter; April Marie Truax and his step grandson; Joshua Bateman.

He was the founder of LeRoy Plastics Incorporated in LeRoy. Keith operated the company from its inception in 1970 until 2010, when he sold it to his son, Ernest. He also acquired Hirschmann-Pohle Company in LeRoy, in 1974, which he operated until selling it in 1985.Following graduation from Batavia High School in 1958, Keith went on to study mechanical engineering at the University of Toledo. His first job after university was as a draftsman for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy. He also served as a vice president for the Association for the Blind in Rochester before founding LeRoy Plastics.

He was previously a member of Batavia Country Club, Livingston Country Club, Godfrey’s Pond (Bergen), LeRoy Historical Society, where he served as Treasurer, Oak Orchard Yacht Club, and Pheasant Hollow Gun Dogs and Hunting Club (Bloomfield). He was a long-time member of Stafford Country Club from 1976 to 2004 where he served on the Properties Committee and was later elected to the Board of Governors, where he served positions including Chair of the Properties Committee, Chair of the Golf and Rules Committee and Chair of the Tennis Committee. As an avid golfer, Keith played in most, if not all, of the club’s golf competitions, eventually winning the fourth flight trophy with his son in the 1996 Fall Festival. Aside from his love of golf, Keith was a life-long sportsman and gardener. He enjoyed deer hunting throughout his life, including in his later years where he was undeterred by his lack of a sure foot. He also had an impressive green thumb, which he inherited from his parents. He designed beautiful gardens, orchards and ponds at his homes, some of which were included in community garden tours.

Keith loved western New York. He was a scholar of the region’s history and an admirer of its beautiful lakes and countryside, which he continued to visit up until the time of his surgery for a pituitary gland tumor, the complications from which he did not recover. His last visit was to Letchworth State Park with his wife, Jane, in early August, and where the above photograph was taken. Over the course of his life, Keith purchased and refurbished four 19th century homes in Genesee, Monroe and Livingston counties. These included an 1827 Federal home at 7191 Randall Road in LeRoy known as “Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese”, an 1829 colonial farmhouse at 3660 Oatka Creek Road in Wheatland, an 1890 Victorian home at 5253 W. Lake Road in Geneseo, and an 1837 classic colonial home at 59 Second Street in Geneseo. He also designed and built a craftsman home at 8540 Oatka Trail in LeRoy. He loved to tell stories and was a delightful writer. Of his parents, he wrote, “Mom and Dad got married in LeRoy in 1937, in the afternoon. Dad was fishing on the Oatka that morning and couldn’t start his car, thereby causing him to have to run to the event, six miles away. But he did and here we all are.” Of his grandfather, Keith wrote, “My Grandfather played the piano, had a huge library, played chess with a carved ivory set and invented the word ‘aloof’.” Keith was a painter-hobbyist, working in oil. He enjoyed painting wildlife and nature scenes. He was an American history buff, and he especially enjoyed Revolutionary War, Civil War and presidential history. He was an avid reader of the Batavia Daily News, where in recent years when he read the obituaries of people he knew, he would yell, “I’ve won again!” His sense of humor will be missed.

Keith is survived by his wife of 19 years; Jane Truax; by his adult children, Ernest (Darlyne Ide), Pittsford; Betsy Hartman, Salt Lake City, UT; Jackie Rivkin, North Chili; Wendy (Kirk) Bateman, Idaho Falls, ID; and Prudy (Al) Sofer, Coconut Grove, FL, and by his stepdaughter, Camille (Stephen) Quattrini, Webster. He is also survived by his grandchildren Heather, Sarah, Alexis, Shelby, Brendan, Leah and Simon; his step grandchildren Jamie, Megan, Hunter, Rebecca and Natalie; and by his great grandchildren Lillian, Ava, Katherine, April and Jaxson. His English setter, Martha, also survives him.

The Truax family would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Strong Memorial Hospital and Gilmartin Funeral Home for their wonderful help and caring during and after Keith’s passing.

There will be no prior calling hours. Keith’s wishes were to be cremated and his remains placed in a nice vase, so he could continue to watch Bills’ games with Jane. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date to be determined by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Keith’s memory to the U of R Neurology Nursing Staff  BAAC (5th floor / 3600 block) 300 East River Rd. Box 278996 Rochester, NY 14627.  For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence or a memory about Keith, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

sinare_rose_-_photo1.jpgRose B. Sinare, 96 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (October 9, 2018) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

She was born August 6, 1922, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Anthony Battaglia and Rose Pulvino.

Rose was a member of St. Theresa’s Church in Spring Hill, Florida and was a board member for various charities. During her years in Florida, she was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony C. Sinare who died on April 3, 2011.

Survivors include her daughter, Bernadette (Charles) Penfield of Batavia. Grandchildren, Susan (Daniel) Boss of Brockport, Shari (Chris) Ange of Batavia and Eric (Colleen) Johnson of Albany. Great-grandchildren, Courtney (Dan Ognibene) Boss, Amanda (A.J. Frank) Boss, Kaitlin Ange, Nicholas Ange, Connor Johnson, Allison Johnson and Olivia Johnson.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials in her name can be made to the NYS Veterans Home Activities Dept., 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of the NYS Veterans Home for the exceptional care which was shown to Rose over the years.

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

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