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South Byron - Mrs. Alice O. Stokes, 99, of South Byron, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at her home 9 days before her 100th birthday.

Mrs. Stokes was born October 31, 1919, in East Bethany, daughter of the late Daniel and Edna Spencer Rich.

A member of the First Baptist Church of Elba, she loved reading and crocheting. She was known as Allie to the many children she babysat for over the years. A special thanks from the family to Antoinette Jeerings for her wonderful and loving care of Alice.

She was predeceased by her husband, George W. Stokes, who passed away on October 24, 1970.

Survivors include her children; Douglas (late Janet) Stokes of California, Bruce (late Janie) Stokes of Pennsylvania, Sandra (Craig) Gillard of Batavia and Kathy (Daniel) Cummings of South Byron; ten grandchildren, late Kevin (Anita) Ulmer, Susan (Joseph) Napolitano, Nathaniel (Yvonne) Stokes, Heather (Peter) Wurst, Justin Gillard, Travis Gillard, Ben Gillard, Melannie (Shawn) Maher, Laura Cummings and Andrew (Allison) Cummings, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Shirley Mowers of Bergen and Doris Boshart of Alden and several nieces and nephews.

She is the sister of the late Bertha Stokes, Lillian Say, Charles Rich, Ida Raymond, Harold Rich, Celia Chilson, Theodore Rich, Paul Rich, Marian Rich and Raymond Rich.

Friends may call on Friday, November 1st from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where services will immediately follow visitation. She will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba. Please consider memorials in her name to the Children’s Room of the Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Volunteer’s for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Pavilion ~ Esther Fry Goras Macomber, age 91, of Walker Road, formerly of Batavia, passed away at home on Wednesday evening (October 23, 2019).

     She was born March 23, 1928 in Bradford Township, PA, a daughter of the late William and Mildred Turner Fry.

     Esther will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was a hard worker and enjoyed reading, shopping and doing word searches.

     She is survived by her children, Evelyn Goras, Andrew (Dorothy) Goras, Susan Davis, Mildred Schiller, Robert (Anita) Goras, Shirley (Vance) Wyder, Ralph Macomber, Joyce Macomber, Eileen Macomber, Heidi Macomber, Amanda Macomber and Loren (Ashley) Macomber; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Goras; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husbands, Adam Goras and Ralph Macomber; son, Adam John Goras and her brothers, Art Fry, Duane Fry and Harold Fry.

     Services and interment in the Alabama Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pavilion Fire Department, P.O. Box 156, Pavilion, N.Y. 14525

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

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

streeter.jpg Rita A. Streeter, age 92, formerly of Bergen and Greene NY passed away on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Morris where she had been residing. She was born in Batavia, NY on Dec. 6, 1926, a daughter to the late Lafayette and Theresa (Horsch) Wilder.

Rita was a graduate of Oakfield High School and received she Bachelor’s degree at Brockport College. She was a social worker for Genesee Valley Nursing Home and a substitute teacher for Byron-Bergen Central School district. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a volunteer for the American Red Cross in Greene, NY. She was a talented watercolor and oil painter, she had a great love for animals, and enjoyed reading and going on walks.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Susan (Daniel) Ragle of Blairsville, GA., Beth Paquin of LeLand, NC, 3 sons: James Douglas (Mary Lou) Streeter of Queenscreek, AZ., Daniel (Susan Swanson) Streeter of Perry, Timothy (Karin) Streeter of Tempe, Az, 11 grandchildren, along with many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: James F. Streeter who passed away in 2016, son: Duane Streeter who passed in 1976, son-in-law: Andrew Paquin, siblings: Layfayette, William and Wayman Wilder and Phyllis Debbage.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Unforgotten Souls of CCAC located in Columbus County, North Carolina (www.theunforgottensouls.com) an organization that Rita’s family is involved in or donate to any local animal shelter in your area. 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.

marzolf.jpg  Betty Marzolf, 73, of Darien Center passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday October 22, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on July 9, 1946 to the late Lloyd and Ernestine (Baetzhold) McJury.

Betty was a member of the Darien Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing ceramics, cross-stitching and gardening. She had a love for animals and loved going to her grandchildren’s football and baseball games.

She is survived by her loving husband who she married on May 6, 1967; Neil Marzolf; children Neil (Laura) Marzolf, Doug (Jennifer) Marzolf, Craig Marzolf and Todd (Ellen) Marzolf; Brother Ken (Sarah) McJury; grandchildren Jason, Hunter, Grace, Adrien, Carson, Scott and Nick Marzolf, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4:00-7:00PM on Friday October 25, 2019 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday the 26th at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church 10677 Alleghany Rd. Darien Center, NY 14040. Betty will be laid to rest in Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Darien Fire Dept. 10537 Alleghany Rd. in Darien Center. 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 - Stephen H. Holley, 59, of Bergen, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

 Mr. Holley was born January 1, 1960, in Ocean City, California, a son of Howard Holley of Arizona and the late Pamela (Palermo) Holley.

He was a Mail Handler for United States Postal Service in Rochester and was a horseman at Batavia Downs for a number of years.  He enjoyed watching Yankees baseball along with Cowboys football.  Most of all though, he held a deep love for his grandchildren.

He is the husband of Paula (Stoecklein) Holley of Bergen.  The two were married September 22, 1990. 

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Christopher (Amanda) Holley of Pavilion , Stacy (Rob) Alcott of Pavilion, and Mark (Laura Mullen) Holley of Bergen; grandchildren, Logan and MacKenzie Holley, and Jesse Alcott; a brother, Kevin Holley of Rochester; a sister, Donna Dellacruz of Brighton. 

Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM on Friday (October 25, 2019) at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street in Bergen.  Stephen's Memorial Service will immediately follow calling hours at 6 PM.  Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stephen's memory may be made to the American Stroke Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.

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

Barbara J. Brady (Nurse Brady), 81, of Corfu, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.
Barb was born in Gasport, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Georgia DeVoe Mittelstadt. She was the sister of the late Charles (late Betty) Mittelstadt.
Barb graduated in 1958 from Buffalo General Nursing School as a Registered Nurse. She retired from nursing in 2002 to travel with her husband Robert. Barb dedicated her life to her family and nursing. She loved to quilt with her friends and travel with her sister abroad.
Barbara was the loving wife of Robert G. Brady for over 60 years; devoted mother of three children, Maureen (Craig) Tiede, Laurie (Wade) Schwab and David (Fawn) Brady; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister, Carol (Richard) Drum; sisters-in-law, Annette (Frank) Pfalzer and Mary (late Bill) Knowlton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 23rd from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pembroke Community Church, 692 Main Road, Corfu, NY.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 24th at 10 a.m. at the Pembroke Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barb’s name may be made to the church or to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.
Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main Street, Corfu, NY.

James Ryan, 57, of Darien Center, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 after a short illness.

Jimmy was born on August 4, 1962 in Batavia, a son of the late Thomas T. Ryan and Esther Seeger Ryan.

He loved race cars and the Buffalo Bills.

Jimmy is survived by his mother, Esther Ryan; his brother and sisters, Thomas Ryan, Dennis (Maureen) Ryan, Bridget (late Roger) Rosenberg, Daniel (Nancy) Ryan, Kevin Ryan and Denise (Dale) Rosenberg; his Aunt Betty (late Gene) Schmidt and many cousins, nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours or services. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. Corfu, NY.

flowers1.jpgBetty Nutting, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully at LeRoy Village Green on Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born on December 16, 1929 to the late Jacob (Anna Plicta) Pahuta. She is predeceased by her husband Richard Nutting and seven siblings.

Betty is survived by children James (Carolyn) Nutting of FL; Pamela Nash of Batavia; Dixie (Karl) Fox of Batavia; Brian (Denise) Nutting of FL, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There are no prior calling hours and services will be private. Betty, will be laid to rest at Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave an online condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

rice.jpg  Steven M. Rice, age 65, of Leicester passed away on Saturday October 19, 2019 at his home. He was born in Warsaw, New York on September 27, 1954 a son to Florence L. (Irwin) Rice of Perry and the late Thomas B. Rice.

He was a 1972 graduate of Perry Central School. Steve worked almost 40 years as a farmer working for his family farm Parkview Farms , as well as Butler Farms and helped out many other farmers in the area when in need. He worked for Burt’s Lumber in Perry for many years and was currently was working for the Village of Perry working in the Parks Department. He was an active member of the Perry Fire Department for 44 years, serving in many positions throughout the fire department including past fire chief and currently as Vice President. He was a member of the Constellation Lodge # 404of the Free and Accepted Masons in Perry, the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club, Perry VFW and Perry Vets Club. He was active in organizing the Perry Sea Serpent tournament for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Family was the biggest part of his life he loved going to his children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years: Polly J. (McBride) Rice, mother: Florence Rice of Perry, 3 daughters: Rebecca (Gerald Kane, Tracey Rozanski) Kane of Perry, Jennifer (Matthew Polizzi) Rice of Avon, Stephanie (Jay) Ballard of Perry, Son: Benjamin (Karin) Rice of Perry, sister: Linda Shepard of Silver Lake, 2 brothers: Jeffrey (Mary) Rice of Silver Lake, Brian (Lee) Rice of Perry, 4 grandchildren: Beau and Brooke Slocum, Jaelyn Kane and Russell Polizzi, mother-in-law: Jane McBride of Perry, 2 sister-in-laws: Pamela and Patricia McBride both of Perry,2 brother-in-laws: Daniel (Sandra) McBride and Stephen (Sharon) McBride both of Perry, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with his father he is preceded in death by siblings: Tommy Rice, Cynthia (Michael) Laraby and Paul Rice, father-in-law: Kenneth McBride, grandmother: Mildred Perkins, and brother-in-law: Robert Shepard.

A Fireman’s Service will be held on Friday October 25, 2019 at 3:00PM followed by a Funeral Service at 3:30PM at  Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530, immediately followed by a procession to the Perry Fireman’s building where visitation and a celebration of Steve’s life will be from 5:00-9:00PM. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530. 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.

koziej_dorothy_-_photo.jpgDorothy “Dot” Koziej, 89 of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday (October 9, 2019) at her residence.

She was born in Buffalo, NY on June 7, 1930.

Dorothy was employed by the former G.T.E. Sylvannia’s and Mancuso Bowling Lanes in Batavia. She bowled on many leagues and won many awards and trophies throughout her career. She also enjoyed playing bingo and traveling to different bingo halls with her friends.

She is predeceased by her husband, Phil Koziej, who she married in 1952 and her brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Stanley and Frank Kwasniak.

Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy M. (Gordon) Williams of Amherst. Grandchildren, Courtney (Jason) Pastore of Mountainside, New Jersey and Zachary Williams of Amherst.  Sisters, Florence (Vincent) Ferrando of Churchville, NY and Helen (Richard) Barnard of Batavia, formerly of Byron, NY. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and her beloved canine friend: "Buddy-O".

A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





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