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BATAVIA - Bernard G. Poole, 85, of Batavia, a truck driver with Consolidated Freightways in Tonawanda prior to his retirement, died on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the New York State Veteran's Nursing Home.

Bernard was born June 17, 1933, in Sisterville, West Virginia, a son of the late Harry Everett and Hazel (Wagner) Poole.

He served during the Korean War with the US Navy, was a member of the Hiram G. Luhman American Legion Post No. 626 in Alabama, Ira Spring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 273 in Oakfield and the Teamsters Union Local No. 449. 

Survivors include 3 daughters, Cindy Poole of NC, Nancy (John) Oakley of Buffalo and  Joanna Poole of Batavia; a son, Thomas (Susan) Poole of Albion;  a brother, Paul (Barbara) Poole of GA; a sister, Almeda Losacco of CA; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.     

He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Carlos, Leon, Victor Sr. and Alvin Poole.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernard's memory may be made to Hiram G. Luhman American Legion Post 626, 6554 Allehany Rd., Basom, NY 14013.  Private burial will be in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield.  Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home of Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsandord.com.  

Oakfield - Julia G. Easton, 93, of Oakfield, longtime and devoted member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Mrs. Easton was born November 29, 1925 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Matla Mikolajczyk.

She is survived by her husband, Wilbur F.  Easton, whom she married May 17, 1947; her children; Doreen (Howard) Johns of Oakfield; Gerald (Bernadette) Easton of Basom, Marianne (Richard) Cupler of Pavilion and John R. (Kim) Easton of Akron; eight grandchildren; Robert (Kathy) Johns, Juliette (Tim) Hyatt, Lynette (Michael) Morris, Eric Easton, Shawn (Nicole) Easton, Emily Easton, Andrea Easton and Sara Cupler; five great-grandchildren; Nash & Peyton Johns, Lucas & Derrick Hyatt and Garrett Morris and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Anna, Hank, Victor and Frank Mikolajczyk.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York 14125. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Bethany - Karen Hargrave, 72, of Bethany, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, (December 13, 2018) at her home.

Mrs. Hargrave was born September 7, 1946 in Henrietta, a daughter of the late James and Lillian (Vanorder) Butler.

She is the wife of the late Alan J. “AJ” Hargrave who passed away September 15, 2016.   

Surviving are her children, Ronald Smith of Lancaster, Tammy Smith of TX, Roy Smith of Lancaster, Paula (Ted) Cooper of Brockport, and Rebbeca (Greg) Waldheim of CO.  Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sisters also survive.

There will be no visitation.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, www.stjudes.org/donate.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Tuner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

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

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.




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