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j._fryer.jpgJEANETTE M. FRYER ~ Age 78, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday morning August 17, 2019 at Crossroads House. She was born in Batavia, NY on July 12, 1941, a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Rosica) Marchese, also preceded in death by her daughter, Jeannie Godlove (2019) and brother, Thomas B. Marchese.

Mrs. Fryer was a member of Ascension Parish for many years, she enjoyed crocheting, golf, bowling and most importantly time spent with her family.

She is survived by her beloved daughters, Annette (James) Mazur of Batavia, Anna Marie “Mia” (Mike Corona) Mogavero of Batavia, Tammy Stevens of Batavia; brother, John (Cathy) Marchese of Albany; sister, MaryAnne Dugan of Batavia; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; former husband, James T. Fryer; former son-in-law, Burt Stevens along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

As per Mrs. Fryer’s wishes there is no prior visitation and a Celebration of Life will be announced later. She will be entombed in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021.

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

THE FAMILY OF JEANETTE M. FRYER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.          
 

j._meyer.jpegJAMES F. MEYER ~ Age 64, of Batavia, died Saturday August 17, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Jim was born February 25, 1955 in Bath, NY to the late Frederick and Gladys (Sick) Meyer also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Sexton.

Jim was a member and Road Captain of the 1776 Volunteer Riders and Sergeant Major with the 22nd Virginia South Battalion of the Civil War Reenactors.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 38 years, Sheila (Wheaton) Meyer of Batavia; children, Shane Dann of Binghamton, Janette (Paul) Cipra of Batavia, Tanya Harmon of Batavia, Jessica (Joe) Hewitt of Batavia and Mike Davis of Mt. Morris; siblings, George (Georgia) Meyer of FL, Jane Ogas of Washington State; 5 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

James wish was for a Celebration of Life to be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to the family.

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

THE FAMILY OF JAMES F. MEYER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

BATAVIA - Doris C. Ransom, 101, of Batavia, formerly of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Premier Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Doris was born on November 6, 1917, in Alabama, NY, a daughter of the late Edward B. and Edna H. (Shilling) Reed.

She was a graduate of South Byron School, was a clerk for the former WT Grant Co., and enjoyed bowling.  She operated a sewing business from her home for many years.

She is survived by 6 nieces, Brenda Jackett, Linda Wilkins, Susan Reed, Joyce Pratt, Nancy Searls and Cornelia McCulley; 1 nephew, Rick Reed; several great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. 
Doris is predeceased by her siblings, Gladys Tash and Victor, Nelson, Emery and Elwin Reed and a nephew Tom Reed.  

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia where services will immediately follow at 1 p.m.   Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery in Stafford.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 West Main St., Rd, Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

franks1.jpgBernard G. Franks, 72 of Batavia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday August 17, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born September 24, 1946 in Erie, Pennsylvania, to the late Bernard J. Franks and Jean (Yarrington) Franks of Fairview, PA.

Bernard worked as a tool and die maker for 30 years and retired from R and J Precision in LeRoy. He was a Scoutmaster for 30 years, member of Oakfield-Alabama Lions Club and member of Oakfield United Methodist Church. Bernard was an avid outdoorsman and loved taking care of Marty and Marion’s property. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. He was devoted to his family and was always there for all of them.

He is survived by his beloved wife Linda A. (Ward) Franks of Batavia; sons Matthew (Valerie) of Batavia; Mark (Terry) of Clarksville, TN; Michael (Katy) of Gasport; Martin (Michelle) of Batavia; Marion (Jessica) of Corfu; Mitchell (Michelle) of Little Valley, NY; siblings Linda (Larry) Platz of Fairview, PA; Jack Franks of Edinboro, PA; Audrey Sargent of Erie, PA; Patty Tirak of Conneaut, OH; 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

A 1:00 PM Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Marty and Michelle’s house in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Oakfield, NY 14125 or to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.

BROCKPORT - Daniel K. Uecker, 32, of Brockport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, (August 11, 2019), at his home.

Daniel was born March 25, 1987, in Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, the son of Jack and Bonnie (Laabs) Uecker, Jr. of Junction, Texas.

An avid outdoorsman, Daniel loved to hunt and fish.  He enjoyed traveling and mechanical work. 

Surviving along with his parents are his daughter, Grace Uecker; a brother, Timothy (Shasta) Uecker of Oklahoma; sisters, Tricia (Billy) Gray and Amanda (Hector Guardiola) Uecker both of Texas.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no visitation. Daniel's family will hold a private celebration of his life at their convenience. Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Daniel’s name to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

gary_s.jpgGARY M. SCARBOROUGH ~ Age 72, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday morning August 14, 2019 at his home under the care of his loving family and Hospice. He was born in Batavia, NY on January 6, 1947, a son of the late Marshall and Mae (Sonnenshine) Scarborough.  

Mr. Scarborough was an auto mechanic for many years and continued “tinkering” with cars long after. He was an avid hunter, trap shooter, enjoyed drag racing, gardening and his 3, four-legged companions.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Mary (Panepento) Scarborough of Batavia; children, Michael D. (Laura) Scarborough of Warsaw, Gregory P. (Judi) Scarborough of TX, Joel M. (Carmen) Scarborough of SD, Chad M. (Michelle) Norton of SC and Lora (Brent) Nataliziak of Attica along with 16 and 2 great-grandchildren.

The Scarborough family will be present from 9:30-11:30a.m. on Saturday August 17, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 followed by a 12noon Graveside Service at Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 North Street, New York 14020.

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

THE FAMILY OF GARY M. SCARBOROUGH IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.    
 

BERGEN - Gordon Lee Seward, 84, of Bergen, passed away Tuesday, (August 13, 2019), on the Seward Farm in the same house he was born in, under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and his loving family.

Gordon was born August 1, 1935, in Bergen, a son of the late Wellington and Edith (Scroger) Seward.

He served in the National Guard and was the first of his family to attend college.  He earned a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1961.  Gordon was a farmer his entire life on his own farm and in 1970 was chosen to be Genesee Co. Outstanding Young Farmer.  He was a member of Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon, an Elder, and taught Sunday School.  He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, the NFIB, Genesee Co. Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Genesee Co. Farm Bureau where he was a past president.  He was a former member and past president of the EAIC and the Genesee County DHIC.

Gordon and his wife, Delores (Keefer) Seward were married on August 11, 1956 and were blessed to have just celebrated their 63rd Anniversary. 

Along with his wife, Gordon is survived by his daughters, Christine (David) Wright and Amy (Rick) Stacy, both of Bergen; grandchildren, Daniel (Kristen) Stacy of Chili, David (Krysta) Stacy, Michelle (Jacob) Buckland-Seward, Bethany Salvia, Ryan (Rachel) Stacy all of Bergen, Janae (Austin) Genna of Churchville; brothers, Myron (late Ethel) Seward of Basom, Elton (Jean) Seward of Batavia; sister-in-law, Marian Seward of Byron.  9 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Seward is predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Lee Seward and a brother, Norman Seward.

Friends may call from 3:00 - 7:00 PM on Saturday at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 South Lake Avenue in Bergen; where Gordon's Funeral Service will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Brandt Hammack officiating. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gordon's memory may be made to Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church as well as Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

San Benito, TX - Ruth Virginia Hillabush Benz Crowley, 81, of San Benito, TX and formerly of the Batavia area passed away at her home in San Benito on Wednesday (August 8, 2019). 

Ruth was born February 4, 1938, in Batavia, a daughter of the late David Reuben and the late Gladys Maud (Sprague) Hillabush.

She worked at GTE Sylvania, Byron-Bergen Central School, and finally at Elba Central School where she was a secretary.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Georg Bruns, of Minnesotta; sons, Scott (John) Benz of Honeoye Falls, Michael (Debbie) Benz of Mechanicsburg, Illinios, Wayne (Sandra) Benz of Elba, and David (Rayne) Benz of Clifton Springs; step-children, Janet D'ambra of Caledonia, Nick Crowley of Rochester, Bonnie (Patric) Welch of Greenwood, Indiana, and David Crowley; grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Cory, Zander, Haven Benz; Devin and Aiden Welch, Denise, Tony, Roxann, and Michaela D'ambra; siblings, Paul (Ann) Hillabush of St. Johnsville, George (Anita) Hillabush of Byron; sister-in-law, Doris Hillabush of Elba; half-siblings, David (Debbie) Hillabush of Florida, Jeanne (Raymond) Shutt of Florida, Betty (William) Harmon of Belfast; step-sisters, Carol (Gerald) Struck of Orchard Park, and Jessie (Roy) Button of Perry.

Ms. Crowley is predeceased by her first husband, Dion Benz, along with several siblings, half-siblings, and step-siblings.

Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday at the Funeral Home with Rev. James R. Renfrew officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105; Fun N Sun Angels, c/o Carolyn Crist, 1400 Zillock Road, San Benito, Texas 78586; Fun N Sun Faithful Singers, c/o Terry Turpinseed, 1400 Zillock Road, San Benito, Texas 78586 or Byron Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Byron, New York 14422-0206. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

gdead.jpg Matthew E. Good, 30, of Batavia passed away on Sunday August 11, 2019 in Buffalo. He was born in Batavia on December 7, 1988 to Gerald and Diane (Stewart) Good Jr. He is predeceased by his brother; Dustin Good; and Grandfather Albert Stewart.

Matt graduated from Attica High School and Genesee Community College. He loved the hippy lifestyle. Matt enjoyed skateboarding and music, especially the Grateful Dead and was a self-taught guitarist. He worked as an Auto Body Technician in Buffalo.

In addition to his parents, Matt is survived by his grandparents; Gerald and Charlene Good of Batavia and Anita Stewart of Delphi, NY; his siblings Chad (Tara) Good of FL., Shane (Jaime) Good of West Seneca and Logan (Leah) Good of Batavia.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday August 16, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday August 17th at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica where Matt will be laid to rest.

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

mrs._mason.jpgELEANOR D. MASON ~ Age 96, of LeRoy, formerly of Elba died peacefully Monday August 12, 2019 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born in Batavia, NY on July 28, 1923, a daughter of the late Clarence H. and Jessie May (Pfann) Driggs, also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Alan Mason (1967); son, David Allen Mason (2013); siblings, Roy and George Driggs and Florence Roth.

Eleanor was a longtime member of the Elba Presbyterian Church and the Elba Grange. She was a teacher for Pembroke/Corfu Schools, member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the retired Teachers Association. Eleanor loved to shop, crochet and was always most proud of her family

She is survived by her beloved children, Sue Ann Ames of Elba, Linda Jean (Ronald) Webster of VA; daughter-in-law, Heidi Mason of Penfield; cherished grandchildren, Jenny Mason, Wendy Mason, Katie (Jason) Dardinier, Holly (David) Kluge, Deborah (Leo) Starowitz, Rebecca Ann Ames, Jeffrey C. Ames, Peter (Paige) Webster and Heather (Jason) Moore;14 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

The Mason family will be present from 6-8p.m. on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will be held 11a.m. Thursday Aug. 15. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, NY and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY 2805 Wehrle Drive Buffalo, New York 14221.

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

THE FAMILY OF ELEANOR D. MASON IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.          
 

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