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Nancy Lee (Hellerman) Klawer, 72, of Catawba, South Carolina, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family.
 
Nancy was born on July 3, 1948, in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Francis J. and Ruth G.(Zimnick) Hellerman. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Hellerman and sister-in-law, Mary Hellerman. 
 
Nancy graduated from Alexander Central High School.
 
Nancy is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Alvin H. Klawer; daughters, Tammy (Robert) Kendall of Clayton, NC, Tracy (Timothy) Benson of Catawba, SC and Kelly Klawer of Catawba, SC; siblings, Barbara (James) Manes of Oakfield, Sharon Manes of Batavia and David Hellerman of Batavia; Eight grandchildren, Heather Rayburn, 1st Lt. Luke (Jessica) Benson, Ryan Kendall, Tyler Kendall, Chad Benson, Jennifer Benson, Nicholas Hastings and Devin Hastings;  and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her longest and dearest friend, Connie Spring of Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends and family may call Thursday, August 6th from 11am to 1 pm at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Burial will follow immediately in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to: 4hcm.org.

barbarajperry.jpgBarbara J. Perry, 46 of Strykersville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She was born June 24, 1974 in Buffalo; to Nicholas A. (Donna T. Conrad) Perry of Strykersville.  

Barbara cared about people and she was always there to help anyone in need.

Along with her parents Barbara is survived by eight siblings, Theresa (Steven) Bernard of Arcade; Nicholas E. (Dawn) Perry III, Herbert (Rhonda) Perry, Earl Perry all of Strykersville; Mark Perry of North Java; Luke Perry of Java; Anna (Miguel) DeLoach of Adkins, TX; Regina Perry of Stillwater, OK; along with 13 nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sheldon Fire Company, 923 Centerline Road, Strykersville, NY 14145. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Corfu -- Michael D. Riley, 67, of Corfu, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020.

Michael was born on February 21, 1953, in Buffalo, a son of the late James D. Riley Sr. and Katherine Kulichik Riley.

Michael worked for Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia for many years. He enjoyed movies and reading books.

Surviving are his brothers and sisters, James (Sally) Riley, Karen Palloni, Susan Riley, Phyllis Riley and Brian (Vinnie Tjhung) Riley. One niece and several nephews also survive.

There are no calling hours. Private services at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be held next year.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY.

Alexander -- Gene R. Schmidt II, 53, of Alexander, passed away unexpectantly, Thursday, July 29, 2020.

Gene was born in Batavia, March 10, 1967, son of the late Gene R. Schmidt and Betty Seeger Schmidt. He was the brother of the late Mary Jane Moses and Paul Edenholm.

Gene was a mechanic by trade. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and working on classic Mopars.

Surviving is his mother, Betty Schmidt; his children, John Schmidt, Gina Lee Schmidt, Jillian Ameka Schmidt, Jared Paul Schmidt and Dekota Paul Schmidt; his grandchildren, Gabryelle, Guilianna and Natalee; and his sisters and brother, Linda (Mark) Malaniak, Charles (Shawn Klein) Schmidt, Jackie (Rich) Beatty and Debra (late Jim) Farley. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Friends may call Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main Street, Corfu, NY.

(A face covering will be required and capacity of the funeral home will be limited to 33 percent per COVID-19 regulations.)

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander, NY.

Paul Voltura, 72, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Redding, California

He was born on November 6, 1947 in Batavia, New York, to Angelo and Angeline (Gringer) Voltura.

Paul had many passions including fishing, bowling, welding and cooking -- all of which he used to make a living. Paulie was a friend to everyone he met and could schmooze with the best of them. He was an active community member volunteering his cooking, welding or fly fishing services to many organizations in his community and beyond. He loved his family and friends deeply and he had a lot of them!

He is survived by his son Greg (Nickey) Voltura, of Indian Falls, New York, daughter Debbie (Tom) Shea, of Batavia, New York, and daughter Felisa (Adam) Westlake, of Fall River Mills, California. As well as three grandsons, Angelo Voltura, Eli Westlake and Davin Westlake and three granddaughters, Sara Voltura, Melissa Voltura and Addison Shea.

He has more Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces & Nephews than can be listed in one newspaper!

In lieu of flower, the family asks that you share your favorite story of Paulie using this link and donations may be made out to The Miami Project (on behalf of the Ricky Palermo Spinal Injury Tournament) and mailed to:  Debbie Shea, 9395 Shepard Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

A memorial service will be held in the fall (possibly around his birthday) in California pending social distancing rules.

Rochester - Lorie Goff, 58, of Rochester, senior financial analyst for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at her home.

Lorie was born May 16, 1962, in Batavia, daughter of Marguerite Park Goff of Batavia and the late Robert A. Goff.

Lorie and her husband “Shorty” spent winters in West Palm where she loved reading books by the beach and listening to the sounds of the ocean.  She enjoyed day trips attending festivals and exploring the beauty of Western New York during the summers.  Lorie had the “Midas Touch” when it came to the penny slots and always shared her winnings with loved ones and charities. Lorie thoroughly loved to work and spend time with her co-workers.  She especially enjoyed family gatherings, happy hours and dinner parties with friends. Lorie approached her whole life with a positive attitude toward challenges, including her battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was a selfless, loving, and charitable person.  Anyone who considered themselves a friend of Lorie’s has been truly blessed.

Surviving along with her mother include her husband Greg Frielinghaus of Rochester whom she married March 27, 2014; two brothers: Stephen Goff of Elba and James (Ellen) Goff of Oakfield; her brother-in-law: Chris (Barb Beall) Frielinghaus of Queensbury; her aunt: Betty Monagan of Batavia; two nieces: Jessica (Keith) Kertman of Palmyra and Elizabeth Goff of Oakfield; her nephew: William Frielinghaus of Seattle, Washington and her great-niece: Cali Kertman.  Lorie is also survived by her cat, Cassie.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Patrick J. Wilson officiating. Private burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lorie's memory may be made to the Dear Jack Foundation (for childhood and adolescent cancer) www.dearjackfoundation.org.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Lorie’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Barbara Voss Maloney, of Eagle Bay/LeRoy, passed away peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital on July 30th.  

Barb was born on September 20, 1940 in Batavia,, N.Y.  to Rufus and Mildred Voss.  She was a graduate of LeRoy High School.  She is predeceased by her husband, Michael Maloney.  They shared 20 adventurous years together.

Barb’s love for travel and the outdoors was evident all throughout her life. She enjoyed downhill and cross country skiing, ice skating, camping, canoeing, and tending to her many “pets” in the Adirondacks. Barb was also a creator of many things; she used her special talents to paint, craft, and knit. Spending time with her girlfriends and family meant the world to her. Barb will be remembered for her love of shopping, keen sense of style, her welcoming spirit, kind heart, and above all, her unconditional love.

Barb is survived by her brother, Bob (Georgia) Voss, daughter, Terri (David) Beedham; sons, Randy (Shirley) Sheffer and Tracy (Lynn) Sheffer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many special friends.

In keeping with Barb’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will take place at Pittsford Cemetary.

Remembrances in Barb’s name may be made to the Inlet Emergency Services, P.O. Box 300, Inlet, NY 13360, or St. Ann’s Community at the Greens, 1 West Ave, LeRoy, NY 14482.

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

Mrs. Maloney and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Leo L. Snyder, 85, of Alabama, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief hospitalization.

Leo was born on April 23, 1935 in Alabama, NY, a son of the late Milford and Elma (Ostrander) Snyder. He married the love of his life Janice E. Newton June 29, 1957. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 - 1963. He joined the Alabama Fire Department March 12, 1955. He retired from General Motors after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Leo enjoyed keeping busy with home improvement projects, playing euchre with close friends, and was happiest just spending time with his wife and family.

He is predeceased by his sisters Beatrice (Jim) Seibert, Aletha (Alfred) Kenward, and Irene Snyder; and his brothers Lyle (Helen) Snyder, Lester (Joan) Snyder, and Leland “Jack” (Arlene) Snyder.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years; Janice (Newton) Snyder; his children: Charlene Snyder and Brian (Annette) Snyder; his granddaughters: Melanie Snyder and Leah (Christopher) Snyder; and his great-grandson: Leo O. Snyder; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Indian Falls Methodist Church 7908 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY 14036 . Funeral services immediately follow visitation. Please note if you will be staying for Leo’s services, please bring a chair as all services will be held in the pavilion of the church. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Alabama Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church 1392 Church Street, Basom New York 14013 or the Alabama Fire Department, P.O. Box 798 Basom, New York 14013. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Leo’s name, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

irwin_leslie_-_photo1.jpgLeslie A. Irwin, 51 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday (July 25, 2020) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.

She was born August 27, 1968 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Ronald Skye and Bernice Masker.

Leslie was employed by Save A Lot in Batavia. She was known to be the life of a party and enjoyed being around people. She has touched the lives of so many with her love and laughter. She will be forever missed.

Survivors include her children, Sarah Irwin of Mt. Morris, Samantha Irwin of Geneseo, Katrina D’Anna of Buffalo and Brandon D’Anna of Buffalo. Companion, David Eaton of Batavia. Also survived by a sister, brother, 7 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

Kelly Brooks of Lockport died on July 25th, surrounded by loved ones. 

She was born on September 14th 1971 to David and Phyllis Brooks of Alabama NY. 

A devoted daughter, sister, mother, and aunt, she is survived by her parents, a daughter, Kelsey Price, sisters; Tammy (Mark) Cassidy, Dawn (Todd) Wheeler, Amy (Louis) Brooks, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She is also survived by long time friend Daniel Price and his daughters Jessica and Geraldine Price. 

Known to most simply as “Hubser”, she valued nothing more than her friends and family. She was especially devoted to her young nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews whom she spoiled relentlessly, not only with material things, but with love, fun and laughter. 

There will be no public services, a celebration of Kelly’s life will be held privately at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263 or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield.

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