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pfalzer_john_-_photo.jpgJohn E. Pfalzer, 78 of Darien Center, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday (November 16, 2019) at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 24, 1941 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Ralph and Grace Rodgers Pfalzer.

Mr. Pfalzer was employed by General Motors in Buffalo as a standard tool inspector prior to his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking and gardening. He vacationed and traveled with his family to several destinations. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his caring family and will be missed dearly by those who knew him.

He was predeceased by his son, Todd R. Pfalzer and brother, James Pfalzer.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Janet (Winter) Pfalzer. Daughters, Deborah (Robert) Delano and Cheryl (David) Marien. Son, John Jr. (Anna Marie) Pfalzer. Siblings, Don (late Marilyn )Pfalzer, Jean (late Richard) Ewert, LaVern (Joan) Pfalzer, Thomas (Janet) Pfalzer and Ron (Eileen) Mast. Sister in-law, Theresa Pfalzer. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (November 20th) from 4-8pm at the C.B. BEACH & SON MORTUARY, INC., 4 Main St., Corfu, NY, where a funeral service will be Thursday, 11:00am. Interment will follow in Evergreen Hill Cemetery.




hagen.jpgALLEN L. HAGEN ~ Age 91, of Oakfield, died Thursday November 14, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital following a brief 3-day illness. He was born in Batavia, NY on October 7, 1928, a son of the late Lester and Hazel (Tooley) Hagen also preceded in death by a brother, William Hagen, nephew, James Hagen and brother-in-law, Carl Harrington.

Mr. Hagen served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Oakfield United Methodist Church since 1961 and was an over 30-year employee of the New York State Thruway Authority. He enjoyed square dancing, farming and tractors and was a member of the Empire State Oliver Collectors Club. His life was devoted to hard work, family and the love of his life, Leota, whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage with on July 23, 2017, renewing their vows in church and a family reception at LeRoy Country Club

Survived is his beloved wife of 72 years, Leota (Bluman) Hagen of Oakfield; loving daughters, Laurel (Hon. Eric) Adams of Oakfield and their children, Sean Adams of Oakfield, Leif (Andrea) Adams of Oakfield and Kari (Victor) Luis of Norwalk, CT; Cheryl (Stephen) Nichols of Pavilion and their children, Michelle (Adam) Martocello of Rochester, Mark Nichols of Batavia, James (Melanie) Nichols of Columbia, SC; Crystal (Dr. Frank Pignatelli) Hagen of Rochester and their children, Matthew (Brynn) Mayback of Seattle, WA, Jonathan (Mandy) Mayback of Rochester, NY, Nathan (Maureen) Maycheco of Aurora, CO and Janelle (Paul) Burk of Corinth, MS; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Sally Robbins of Fairport; sister-in-law, Laura Hagen of Stafford; several nieces, nephews and four legged companions, Honey Bear & Mr. Kitty. 

The Hagen family will be present from 6-8p.m. on Monday November 18 and 11-1p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019 at the Oakfield United Methodist Church 2 South Main Street Oakfield, NY 14125 where funeral services will commence at 1p.m. Mr. Hagen will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to the church or the Oakfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Please join the Hagen family at church following cemetery services for a reception in honor of Mr. Hagen.

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


BATAVIA - Guy F. Young, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo.

Guy was born August 15, 1936, in North Tonawanda, the son of the late Frederick and Lora (Warner) Young.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked a cook at the V.A. Medical Center in Batavia.

He is survived by his wife, Carol A. (Smith) Young, whom he married on May 10, 2002; 3 daughters, Linda (Carlyle) Bump and Kim (Robert) Barkley both of Batavia and Rebecca Gualtiere of Canandaigua; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

Friends may attend service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at City Church, 210 E. Main St. in Batavia, with the Rev. Martin Macdonald officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Guy’s name to City Church, 210 E. Main St., Batavia NY 14020.  Private burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

dylag_hilda_-_photo1.jpgHilda Dylag, 84 of Corfu, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (November 12, 2019) at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 22, 1935 in Depew, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Hilda Nagy Guenther.

She was employed by Pixley’s Market prior to her retirement and was a longtime member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu. Hilda will always be remembered enjoying life, smiling, dancing, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family. Hilda was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and bowler. She enjoyed walking every day and playing cards with family and friends. Hilda was well known for her generosity and love of sharing her placek and pierogi with family and friends.

She was the wife of the late Henry A. Dylag, who died May 18, 2014 and mother of the late Henry John Dylag; sister of the late Charles (Rose) Guenther, Jane (Richard) Trykowski, Donald (Mary Lou) Guenther, Jack Guenther, Thomas Guenther. Sister in-law of the late Richard Nunz .

Survivors include her children, Linda (David) Yohn of Corfu, Donald (Joan) Dylag of Indian Falls, Michael (Shelly) Dylag of Attica, Jane (William) Bergmann of Clarence and Robert Dylag of Corfu. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Siblings, Gail Nunz and Robert (Sandra) Guenther and longtime family friend, Rose Marie Janik.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (November 18th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (November 19th), 10am at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu., NY. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be offered in her name to the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer Association, 6215 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY 14221 or at www.alz.org . Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




elloiott_jess_-_photo1.jpgJesslyn Lauren Elliott, 56 of Pavilion, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning (November 13, 2019).

She was born July 22, 1963 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Gerald E. Cox Sr. and Carolyn L. Cox.

Jessie was a vital participant amongst the Pavilion youth baseball program for over 2 decades and was an active member of the PTO for Pavilion Elementary School. She also overwhelmed many people with her baking and kindness. Jessie enjoyed camping, baking, time with her grandchildren, family and of course the “Girls Trips”.

Surviving besides her mother are her children, Joshua (Carley) Elliott, David Elliott, Ian (Kyle) Elliott and Austyn Herbert.  Grandchildren, Micayla, Brayden, Landyn, Brooklyn, Seth, Evan and Aubrey. Siblings, Tracy (Mike) Fitch, Kathryn (Dale) McBride, Gerald (Brenda) Cox, Jr. and Ronald (Angie) Cox.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Monday (November 18th), 6pm at East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany, NY 14054.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family and mailed to, P.O. Box 185 Alexander, NY 14005. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


Oakfield -Dora (Nanni) Genesky, 92, of Oakfield passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief stay. 

Dora was born on October 24, 1927 in South Alabama, New York, the daughter of the late Enrico and Filomena (DeNofrio) Nanni, Italian immigrants. 

Dora is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Robert Genesky; her children; Derek (Elizabeth Balbick) Genesky of Batavia, New York; Martin (Judi Fischbach) Genesky of Alpharetta, Georgia; John (Terry Agro) Genesky of Kenmore, New York; Bruce (Patricia Heckathorn) Genesky of Holland, Michigan; and Donna Genesky of Kenmore, New York; six grandchildren, Geoffrey Genesky, Eric Genesky, Lauren Genesky, Derek Comer, Christian Genesky, Alex Genesky and two great grand-children; a brother, Ugo Nanni of Largo, Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by six brothers Eugene Nanni, Edmund Nanni, Bruno Nanni, Arthur Nanni, infant Enrico Nanni, Jr. and Enrico Nanni, Jr.

A long-time member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Oakfield New York, Dora was active in parish life for many years in the Alter and Rosary Society.  She was a March of Dimes volunteer and took pride in her civic work on the local elections board.  Dora’s greatest joys were in caring for and loving her family, frequently demonstrated by bringing her family together to share an expertly prepared holiday meal or a simple Sunday dinner. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Padre Pio Parish Catholic Church, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dora's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or online at www.stjude.org or the Oakfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, New York 14125. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

carmela.jpg On Saturday November 2, 2019 Carmella A. Marra, a loving mother of three passed away at the age of 74 near her home in Williamsburg, VA surrounded by loved ones. She was born on January 4, 1945 to the late Mary Grace DiCerbo and Vincent Marra in Olean, NY. She was preceded in death by her brothers Anthony "Mize" Marra, Louie Marra, her sisters Teresa (Samuel) Samuelson and Mary Lou Byrne, as well as her nephew Louie Marra, and her niece Sandra (Timothy) McKeever.

Carmella lived life as passionate as can be and lived to make the most of every moment, she was always on the go, we always said that she could run circles around all of us and boy oh boy we were not kidding. Carmella’s commitment to the AA community was inspiring and touched countless lives. Her passion for recovery, and diligence in this field, generated many flourishing friendships, which she valued deeply. Carmella was an avid volunteer and lived to serve others. She retired from the NY State Department of Corrections as a CASAC counselor, where she ran the CASAT program. As a substance abuse counselor for over 25 years, Carmella was truly fulfilled by her work. Her love of people and strong desire to help them, speaks to the selfless individual she was. In addition to her work, Carmella was a long standing volunteer at the Theresa House, a hospice home in the town she lived in before moving to Virginia in 2016. Carmella enjoyed adventure, traveling abroad, and spending as much time with her family as possible. She was an excellent cook and baker. Carmella embraced her Italian heritage through her gnocchis and various pasta dishes. One of her treasured past times was baking cookies with her beloved grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoyed this precious teaching and baking time, especially around the holidays. She will be greatly missed.

Carmella is survived by, and will live on through her three daughters Michelle (Steve) Chamberlain, Gia Gordon (Linda Young), and Margaret (David) Spencer. 10 grandchildren: Cortney(DJ Bzduch), Casey (Trevor) Healey, and Ally Chamberlain. Eowyn, Giana, Seneca, and Sarafina Gordon, Andrea, Ava, and David Spencer. As well as 1 great granddaughter: Sophia Bzduch. She is also survived by brother-in law Michael Byrne of Olean, NY and sister-in law Mary Barbara Marra Nara(Gene), originally of Olean, NY, Richard Betts (Linda) and many other family members.

At Carmella's wishes, Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Carmella’s memory may be made to: Theresa House of Geneseo, NY or Suzanne’s Comfort Care of Perry, NY.  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.

brown2.jpg Donald M. Brown, age 84, of Silver Springs, NY passed away on Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Perry, New York on March 3, 1935 a son to the late Merle and Clarice (Larrison) Brown. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by 2 sons: Donald Brown who passed away in 1984 and Douglas Brown who passed away in 2006.

Don worked for Morton Salt in Silver Springs for 13 years, he was a machinist for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for 28 years retiring in 1994. He returned back to work driving bus for Livingston-Wyoming ARC for 20 years retiring in 2015. He was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s Church) in Silver Springs and the 5 Point Rod and Gun Club in Wyoming where he enjoyed trap shooting. He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years: Stacia (Kowasz) Brown whom he married on April 23, 1955, a son: David (Barbara) Brown of Silver Springs, 2 daughter-in-laws: Mary (C Thomas) Reagan of Warsaw, Kimberley (Scott) Brown-Webster of Silver Springs, sister: Nancy (Steve) Larsen of N. Dakota, 2 sister-in-laws: Antoinette (Robert) Blanc and Sally Kowasz both of Perry, 4 grandchildren: Colin (Emily) Reagan, Sheri, Dustin, and Zachary Brown, 3 step grandchildren: Beth Reagan, Mike (Cynthia) Anderson, Donnyle Washburn and Kim (Peter) Reiser, 1 great granddaughter: Willow Reagan, 8 step great grandchildren, cousin: Carol (Cliff) Scott of Castile, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s Church) in Silver Springs. He will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Springs, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver Springs Rescue Squad. 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.

Mary “Betty” Elizabeth (Earle) Minchin, 74, of Stafford, Va., passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital with her son at her side.

She was born in St. John’s Newfoundland to the late Mary Elizabeth Earle. She was one of 11 children and the youngest of six girls.

She graduated from Batavia High School Class of 1964. She was a devoted Catholic and parishioner of St. William York Church.

She had a very successful career in real estate for over 20 years, most of which was with Coldwell Banker Elite and was always part of many community service events sponsored by the company. She was a top producer for many years and was well known for her professionalism and kindness.

Survivors include: her son James Michael Minchin (Rebecca); grandchildren Connor, Christopher, Brandon, Logan, Merilyn, Shannon, Hannah and Noah; siblings Edward Earle (Beverly), Grace Cook, Jeanette Konieczny, Loretta Bausch, David Earle (Barbara) and Patrick Earle (Marge); sister-in-law Nancy Slaven; several nieces’ nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William John Minchin, and son Brian John Minchin; siblings William Earle, Stella Cirillo, Gerald Earles and Phyllis Griener.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday November 1, 2019 at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford, Va. A service will be held at noon on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. William of York in Stafford, Va. Interment will be private. Online guestbook is available at covenantfuneralservice.com

Oakfield - Duane Merrill Seaburg, of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the New York State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Batavia.

Mr. Seaburg was born October 5, 1928 in Batavia, the son of the late Everett and Mildred Merrill Seaburg.

His wife, Rita Jane Goodman Seaburg, passed away on August 6, 2017. The two were married on June 7, 1952 in Batavia.

He is survived by his daughters, Michele (Thomas) Graham of Oakfield and Marcella (Jeff) Brackett of Webster; four granddaughters, Erin Graham of Longview, Texas and Elizabeth, Emily and Erica Brackett of Webster; two great-grandchildren, Hadley and Harper; and nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his son, Mark Seaburg, who passed away on April 4, 2009 and his sister, Joyce Hutchinson.

Mr. Seaburg was employed as a draftsman and designer for General Electric in Brockport, Shop Vac while living in Pennsylvania, Fisher Price in East Aurora and at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo where he worked as a tool designer. A graduate of Alfred State, he proudly served his country with the United States Navy.

As a member of the Oakfield Fire Department, he served as past chief and past president. He was instrumental in establishing bingo for the fire department and the ambulance service. Duane was a former Oakfield Village Trustee, and he was a past deputy fire coordinator for Genesee County. An avid golfer, he was a member and ranger at Batavia Country Club. Mr. Seaburg also participated in the Senior Olympics for the VA in golf.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, where services will immediately follow visitation at 3 p.m. Burial, with military honors will be held in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Duane’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 North Bailey Avenue, #217, Amherst, NY 14226.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.




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