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Lyle W. Embt, 87, of Bethany, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in LeRoy, NY.  He was born on August 14, 1932 in Bethany, NY to the late William H. Embt Jr. and the late Edith M. (Norton) Embt.  Lyle was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Carol (Smith) in October of 2017.

As a young man, Lyle enjoyed his college years at Alfred Ag & Tech, even occasionally hitchhiking to NYC on weekends.  After graduation he returned home to nurture his dairy farm in conjunction with his Dad's poultry farm.  He and Carol raised their family on the farm. In addition to the toil and rigor of farm life, he worked 20 years as a bus driver for the Alexander School District.  Lyle’s country lifestyle fostered in him an independent spirit such that he was a self taught carpenter and mason. On the rare occasion he was not working Lyle enjoyed reading, mowing his lawn and communicating worldwide with his HAM radio equipment.  He was a perennial student of history, such that he devoured written accounts and thoroughly enjoyed an occasional trip to nearby states.  Visiting Gettysburg and Washington D.C. created special memories where he would soak up every word of every plaque, tour the sights, visit the monuments and relive the history in his mind. 

Lyle is survived by his children, Paul (Lori) Embt of Pavilion, Tim Embt of Bethany, Bob (Gail) Embt of Virginia, Becky (Mark) DiNardo of Maryland, Don (Susan) Embt of Virginia, Susan (Brian) Meyers of Bethany, Sarah (Phil) Miess of Henrietta, and Tom (Jennifer) Embt of Colden; 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

There will be no prior visitation and no services at the request of Lyle. 

Memorials may be forwarded to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY  14054.     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.
 

BERGEN - Daniel J. Alexander, 68, of Bergen, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, (November 20, 2019), at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Alexander was born April 1, 1951, in Rochester, a son of the late Robert and Eloise (Blatchford) Alexander.

Dan was a bus driver with Churchville-Chili Central School for over 30 years, and was the owner of Alexander's IGA in N. Chili.  He was a butcher his entire life and a pro golfer at Batavia Country Club.  Mr. Alexander was a past member of both the Bergen and Churchville Volunteer Fire Departments, was an avid bowler and in his younger years, he raced motocross on flat tracks.

He is the husband of the late Lorraine (Trimble) Alexander who passed away on August 15, 2017; father of the late Daniel M. Alexander who passed away on May 10, 2017; and brother of the late Jay Alexander.

Surviving are his daughter, Kathryn (Greg) Swain of Caledonia; grandchildren, Braelyn and Brielle Swain; brothers, Bill (Rachel) Alexander and Larry (Jean) Alexander both of N. Chili, John (Peg) Alexander of Churchville, Steve (Michelle) Alexander of Alabama; a sister-in-law, Dot Alexander of Chili; his best buddy, Richard Werth of N. Chili.  Several nieces and nephews along with the entire Friday Night Golf Gang also survive.

Friends may call from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Street in Bergen, where Dan's Memorial Service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Daniel's memory may be made to the Brain Trauma Foundation, 228 Hamilton Ave, 3rd Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or online at https://www.braintrauma.org/donate.  Dan will be buried along side Lorraine and Daniel in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

BATAVIA - Charles P. Pettinella, 91, of Rochester, formerly of Batavia, passed away Thursday, (November 21, 2019), at St. John's Nursing Home in Rochester.

Mr. Pettinella was born April 9, 1928, in Batavia, a son of the late Dominic and Theresa (Mastriano) Pettinella.

Charles was a member of Resurrection Parish and the former St. Nick's Social Club.  He was a true outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing.  Mr. Pettinella served his country honorably during World War II with the Army and worked for many years at GTE Sylvania as a Television Repairman.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mary (Owens) Pettinella of Rochester; son, Edward (Ann) Pettinella of Pittsford; daughter, Michele (Thomas) Worden of Pittsford; grandchildren, Ryan Pettinella of Pittsford, Cory (fiance Courtney Moore) Pettinella of Maryland, Paige (David) Bloom of Pittsford, Colin Worden of Rochester, and Harrison Worden of Pittsford.

Charles is preceded in death by his siblings, Louis Caiazza, Annette Versaggi, Dominic "Don" Taylor, and Angelo Pettinella.

There will be no visitation.  A private mass of christian burial will be celebrated at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.  Arrangements for Mr. Pettinella were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia, (585) 343-5673.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

warner_hopkins_2.jpg  Warner E. Hopkins, 92, of Bennington, passed away surrounded by his family on November 19, 2019. He was born on January 5, 1927 in Perry, NY to the late Charles and the late Ruth (Kessler) Hopkins. Warner was preceded in death by his siblings, Glenn Hopkins, Earl Hopkins, Pearl Griffith, and Eileen Kosikowski; his son-in-law, John Warner and his son-in-law, Paul Hendel.

Warner was a Dairy Farmer for over 50 years and, with his wife, founded For-Hope Dairy Farm. He was a volunteer Fireman for the Town of Bennington Fire Department. Warner served in the United States Navy during WWII followed by work at Westinghouse for over 20 years. He was a member of the Wyoming County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and he was Wyoming County Conservation Farmer of the Year. Warner was an avid bowler and he was very proud that he lived at the highest spot in Wyoming County.

Warner is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth (Forkl); his children, Judi (Don) Best, Doris Warner, Gary (Lynne) Hopkins, Donna (Jim) Zevola, Diane Hendel, and Joan (Paul) Kulczyk; sister-in-law, Helen Hopkins and brother-in-law, Rob Roy Griffith; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held from 11 am – 12 pm on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica. Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Hospice or The Bennington Volunteer Fire Dept., 1353 NY-354, Attica, NY 14011.  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.

 

j._gallo_pic.jpegJOHN JAMES GALLO, SR. ~ Age 63, of Elba, died peacefully at the home of his companion while under the care of Hospice and his loving family on Saturday morning November 9, 2019. John was born November 18, 1955 in Batavia, NY to Frank Gallo of Batavia and the late Helen (Pratt) Rosokoff also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Patricia Ann (Tydelski) Gallo on 2012.

John always took pleasure in helping friends and family. He never took life for granted and would try to capture as much beauty as his camera could hold. If he wasn’t out riding his motorcycle, or taking pictures, he would pick up his paint brush or find the next garage sale. He was a renaissance man at his best and he did one hell of a BBQ. We loved him dearly and he will hold a special place in all our hearts.

John is survived by his loving children, John J. (Michelle) Gallo, Jr. of Rochester and Marie (Jean Pierre) Gallo-Arevalo of Toronto, Canada; friend and soulmate, Jacqueline Meyer of Rochester and her family; mother-in-law, Dolores M. (Bay) Tydelski of Batavia; step-father, Sanford Rosokoff of Amherst; siblings, Anthony C. (Maryann) Gallo of Batavia, Frank S. Gallo of Batavia, Peter Rosokoff of Amherst and Jessica (Jon) Topper of Buffalo; members of the Tydelski family, his cherished granddaughter, Reina Patricia Arevalo along with several nieces and nephews.

The Gallo family will receive friends from 1-3p.m. on Sunday November 24, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 3p.m. John will be laid to rest with his wife in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester at 1048 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14607

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

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

ficarella_2.jpg  Concetta M. “Connie” Ficarella, 81, of Batavia passed away on November 11, 2019 at Crossroads House surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14, 1938 in Batavia to the late Nicholas and Carrie (Fricano) Salvador.

Connie was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She especially loved her role as "Nana". Her lively personality always brought laughter to friends and family. Connie's fun spirit was contagious as she loved being surrounded by friends and family. Whether she was traveling with her husband or cooking and entertaining for friends and family, Connie put love and warmth into everything she did. She will be greatly missed by many loving friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

She is survived by her loving husband; Anthony “Butch” Ficarella; daughter Toni Marie (David) Van Aernum of Churchville; son Nicholas (Nancy) Ficarella of Churchville; grandchildren Jason (Nikki) Van Aernum, Sara (Jordan) Van Aernum, Rachel (Tony) Pipitone, Nicholas Ficarella and Jessica Ficarella; 2 great-grandchildren Yara and Liam, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday November 30, 2019 from 11:00AM-12:00PM at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 noon Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow the visitation at the church. Connie will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In liue of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.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 Street Batavia, NY 14020

airforce.jpgDouglas J. Schwab, 72, of Byron passed away on Saturday November 16, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born on February 23, 1947 in Buffalo to the late Harold and Dorothy (Bidell) Schwab. In addition to his parents, Douglas is predeceased by his sister; MaryAnn Shannon.

Douglas was a United States Air Force Veteran. He spent a lot of time overseas and worked as an Aircraft Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration in New York City for many years. Doug was a hard worker, an avid hunter, enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his son, Patrick in the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his loving wife; Kathleen (Ryan) Schwab of Byron; son Patrick Schwab of Byron; brother Harold (Dauna) Schwab of Franklinville; along with 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday November 20, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday November 21st at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia. Douglas will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia. 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, NY 14020

COLUMBUS, MS - Deborah K. Dibble, 50, of Columbus, Mississippi, formerly of Batavia, passed away Thursday, (November 14, 2019), at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.

Mrs. Dibble was born February 27, 1969, in Batavia, a daughter of Linda (Motz) Wright of New Mexico and the late Jan Filer.

Debbi was a paralegal and for a time worked as a real estate agent.  She loved spending time with her one and only son and three grandsons above all.  However, she enjoyed making things look great - she could be described as an interior decorator, and her love of cooking led her to be known as a food artist as well.  In addition, Debbi liked to shop and travel.

She is survived by her husband, Todd Dibble, of Columbus, Mississippi; her son, Pasquale (Justina) Rapone of Corfu; three grandsons, Carter J., Mason J., and Brayden L. Rapone; a sister, Shauna (Brendan) Blake of Bryon.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Deborah is preceded in death by her step-father, Al Sherman.

Friends may call from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia where Deborah's Funeral Service will be held on Friday (Nov. 22, 2019) at 10:00 AM.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Deborah's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

powers.jpg  Francis P. Powers Jr., age 77 of Perry, New York passed away on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at the Le Roy Village Green Nursing Home in Le Roy. He was born in Warsaw, New York on July 5, 1942, a son to the late Francis P. and Helen (Callahan) Powers Sr.
A 1960 graduate of Wyoming Central School.

Francis was a farmer his entire life working for Robb’s Custom Services, Smithgall Farms, and currently working for Woodvale Farms until this past summer when his illness forced him to retire . He enjoyed working, farming and hunting.

He is survived by his wife Charlene (Robb) Powers whom he married on June 21, 1971, a daughter: Melissa (John) McGarvey of Perry, 2 sons: William (Harry Fisher) Powers of Irondequoit, Chris (Melissa Hutchinson) Powers of Linwood, 4 sisters: Ann (Roger) Robb of Honeoye Falls, Jean (Mark) Pachuta of Perry, Linda Powers of Perry, Judy (John) McClurg of Perry, a brother: Charles (Betty) Powers of Wyoming, a grandson: Parker McGarvey, special friends: Donna and Damon Harwood and their families, along with many nieces, nephews, and many other friends.

There will be no prior visitation. A Graveside Service and Celebration of Life is being planned for July 5th of 2020. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry. .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center at the Batavia, New York location 262 Bank St Batavia, NY 14020 or to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home (activities fund) 10 Munson St. LeRoy, NY 14482. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

roses.jpg  Evelyn A. Dean, 96, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Sunday November 17, 2019 at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born on November 24, 1922 in Warren, PA to the late Edward and Audrey (Luce) Steber. In addition to her parents, Evelyn is predeceased by her husband; Max “Cotton” Dean; daughters Maxine Dean, Linda Fox, Belle Terry and Helga Dean; brothers Edward and Richard Steber.

She is survived by her children; Tracy Dean of Batavia, Fred (Sherry) Murphy of Batavia and Ronald (Margaret) Murphy of FL; sister Lolita Mills of PA; along with many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be held privately.

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, NY 14020

 

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