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Pavilion - Leora Zillman Reinhart, born in Batavia on February 9, 1919, longtime resident of Pavilion, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the age of 100.

She was the widow of Paul F. Reinhart, Sr. of Pavilion who passed away on August 27, 1977. They were married in 1941. She is survived by her sister, Alice Chapin of Atlanta, Georgia and is preceded in death by her sister, Shirley (Harold) Kingdon of Stafford. She is also survived by three sons, Paul F. (Emily) Reinhart, Jr., Ronald Reinhart of Rochester and Gregory Reinhart of Paris, France and several nieces and nephews.

She was known and remembered by many while employed as the medical secretary and assistant to Dr. Walter Heuman in Pavilion for 17 years and to Dr. Julius Katzenstein in Batavia for 11 years. Before entering the Village Green in LeRoy, she resided for 20 years at Washington Towers in Batavia. Preceding that she maintained the family home for 50 years in Pavilion since 1946. She was active in St. Mary's Church in Pavilion with The Ladies of Charity, before joining Resurrection Parish in Batavia.

Her love of music brought the lifelong pleasure, which she passed onto her sons. Her knitting, needlepoint and crochet work were greatly appreciated. She cultivated garden flowers of every type and was well-known for her talent as a baker of pies and cakes. As long as the late bit of her eyesight permitted, she read the Bible daily.

Her happy life was brimming with memories of loving grandparents on Alexander Road in Batavia, where she was born while her father served overseas during World War I. She told inspiring stories of working and struggling during the Great Depression, of music with friends and family at home around the piano, watching her parents house burn to the ground in Oakfield and the sacrifices of World War II.

She loved animals and enjoyed watching wild birds at the feeder. She always had a dog as a companion and even raised two goslings to adulthood. They would follow her every step.

She traveled every year with Paul to points such as St. Anne's Cathedral at Trois Rivieres, Montreal and to her beloved lakes in the Adirondacks. Especially after retiring, her life was punctuated with travel to San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston and Paris, France. He 100th birthday was celebrated surrounded with friends and family.

The sweet, fun loving nature she freely shared taught many to bear with pain and loss as she did so bravely at the end of her life. All who met her remember her gentleness and patience to the very end.

Per her request, there will be no calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 3rd at 10 a.m. at Mary Immaculate Parish, St. Mary's Site, 11095 St. Mary's Street, Pavilion. Private burial will be in Oatka Cemetery.  Charitable donations may be given in her name to Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Road West, Linwood, New York 14486. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Corfu - Phyllis B. Fauth, 91, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the LeRoy Village Green.

Phyllis was born was on July 14, 1928 in Corfu, a daughter of the late Albert and Hazel Beach Herman. She was the wife of the late Clifford A. Fauth, mother of the late Russell D. Fauth and sister of the late Ruth Lennon Case.

Phyllis was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church for over 77 years and the church secretary for over 35 years.
She was a member of the Genesee Country Button Club and longtime member of the Corfu Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Phyllis was a devoted Yankees fan and was happiest just spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children; Hazel (Charles) Barber, Bruce (Mary) Fauth, Phil (Lyn) Fauth and Jeff (Donna) Fauth; 9 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; her brother, Charles A. (Patricia) Herman and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Friday, January 31st from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036.

 

 

jclang.jpgJacob A. Lang, 36 of Batavia, passed away on January 28, 2020. He was born in Buffalo on October 5, 1983 to Ricky G. (Niki S. Tundo) Lang of Batavia. He is preceded in death by his twin brother Jason D. Lang.   

Jacob had a duel Master’s Degree in Sociology and History. He was dedicated to his work, extremely passionate about teaching and worked as a college professor for many years. Jacob was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish.

Jacob is survived by his parents, sister Brandi M. Smith of Buffalo, grandmother Marie Tundo, grandfather Nick Tundo both of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Funeral Home, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.   

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

r_stone.jpgROBERT M. STONE – Age 76, of Byron, died Monday January 20, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born October 25, 1943 in Rochester, NY to the late Robert and Mary (Menzie) Stone.

Bob worked as a butcher for various area markets, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, golfing and was an avid bowler.

He is survived by his children, Christine Fore and Scott Stone both of Byron, granddaughter, Nicole Fore of Buffalo, sister, Patricia (late David) Chupp of Byron, nieces, Paula (Don) Hohn, Roxanne (Joe) Noeth and nephew, Brian Chupp.

As per Bob’s wishes funeral services will be held privately and memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

THE FAMILY OF ROBERT M. STONE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NY 14020

LYNN R. BROOKS - age 69, of East Bethany, N.Y., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Unity Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Lynn was born March 2, 1950, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Donald Books of Attica, N.Y., and the late Corinne K. (Wiltberger) Brooks.

Lynn worked at the former Westinghouse Foundry in Attica and for 17 years at United Memorial Medical Center. He enjoyed trips to the casino, a sports enthusiast, including the Buffalo Sabres, and was a true Buffalo Bills fanatic!

Surviving along with his father are his siblings, Evelyn “Peach” (Ronald) Merrill of Alexander, Marty (Susan) Brooks of Vermont, Donna (Cliff) Bagg of Batavia, Morris (Phyllis) Brooks of Georgia, Terry (Ray Messecar) Saluste of Batavia, Kerry (Carrie DeMun) Brooks of Attica, along with several nieces and nephews.

Per Lynn’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery in Attica, N.Y., and memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

DIANNA L. RUMBLE ~ of Batavia, age 55, died unexpectedly Saturday January 18, 2020 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born in Batavia, NY on October 11, 1964, to the late Roland and Elizabeth (Andrews) Sprague.

Dianna worked at Walmart in Batavia and was a member of Godfrey’s Pond. She had a love for the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, camping always with her dog, Tundra in tow.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, Randy Rumble of Batavia; loving children, Randy (Amanda) Rumble of E. Bethany, Jeffrey Sprague of MA, Heather Gawlik of E. Amherst, Patrick Rumble of Oakfield, 6 grandchildren, siblings, Pamela (Scott) Milner of MA, Douglas Sprague of Batavia, Ronald (Michelle) Sprague of E. Bethany, Rebecca (Gene) Day of Alexander, Penny Sprague of Lockport, Jackie (Larry) Long of FL, John Sprague of Oakfield along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held later and memorials in her memory can be made to the family.

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

THE FAMILY OF DIANNA L. RUMBLE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

american_flag.jpgJOHN W. HOPKINS ~ Age 69, of Rochester, NY died Friday January 17, 2020 at the Monroe Community Hospital. He was born in Batavia, NY on December 21, 1950 to the late John E. Hopkins and Rosemary (Schultz) Warboys.

John served his country honorably with the elite Old Guard, serving as a Sentinel at The Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery, his time also included service at the White House. John worked for Kaplan Container in Rochester and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving is his longtime companion, Amy Franklin; siblings, Daniel (Laurie) Hopkins of Elba, Michael (Linda) Warboys of Oakfield, Cathy (late Larry) Kirkpatrick of FL, Laurie (Jerry) Fry, Susan (James) Brion, Janet (Mike) Borkholder all of Oakfield along with many nieces and nephews.

At John’s request funeral services will be held privately by the family and memorials in his memory can be made to the family.

Please share your 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 W. HOPKINS IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

gifford.jpgMARIE ELOISE GIFFORD ~ Age 88, of Byron, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday January 5, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Marie was born to Riley and Minerva (Appleton) Parson on May 8, 1931 on a houseboat on the Little Wabash River in New Haven, Illinois.

Marie was a 1949 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, Indiana, as well a graduate of the Lockyear Business College in Evansville, Indiana and the Continental School of Beauty in Rochester, New York. In 1952, she met Conrad Gifford while working at Camp Breckinridge in Morganville, Kentucky. After a three-week courtship, they married and spent the next sixty-six years together. Marie traveled through almost every state in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and countless European countries. Along with her husband, she owned and operated many successful local businesses before her retirement, including the Golden Clip, Golden Hair Pin, Golden Coin Laundromat and Golden Mobile Home Park. Marie loved playing mahjong, reading, and her dachshund, Rusty. She had sparkling blue eyes and loved telling a good joke.

Marie is survived by her husband, Conrad Gifford, Sr. of Byron, her son, Conrad (Margaret) Gifford, Jr. of Pavilion, NY, her daughter, Colleen Lamie of Elba, NY, her sister, Ruth Collen (Mark) Finks of McLean, VA, grandchildren, Chelsie Lamie (David Alfonso) of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Bradley Lamie (Alex Wood) of Elba, NY and Callista (Jason) DeHart of Grovetown, GA and three great-grandchildren, Michael Alfonso, Henry Alfonso and Brody Ace.

Per family wishes funeral services will be held privately and Marie will be laid to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery upon its completion, memorials in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

 

 

Oakfield/Byron - James F. Moore, Sr., age 93, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Jim was born December 3, 1926, in Jewel, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Cyrus and Rose Lantz Moore.

In 1945, Jim fibbed his age "a little" to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy, serving during World War II in the Pacific Ocean.

On September 7, 1946 he married the love of his life, Helen A. Fulmer. They would have celebrated 74 years of marriage. Out of 73 years of marriage they had three children; James F. (Penny) Moore, Jr. of Appleton, Kenneth (Cheryl) Moore of Elba and Helen (Howard) Austin of Batavia.

"Old Pap" was also very proud of his six grandchildren; Tammy (Michael) Boudreau, Jim III (Amy) Moore, Jeffery (Carrie), Michael, Jason (Kim) and Kimberly Austin. He also had twelve great-grandchildren; Haley, Kylie and Mackenzie Moore, Tyler and Gracie Boudreau, Cameron, Ava, Abigail, Allison, Liam and Brycen Austin and Brynn Peters. He is also survived by his wonderful brother-in-law, Edward Kastelic who was his coal mining and New York Yankees buddy along with many nieces and nephews.

He missed his little four legged kid, Killer.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, William (Imogene), Jack (Judy) and John Moore; sisters, Minnie, Mae and Ruth Moore, Carrie (Wilburn) Helman, Dorothy Davis, Betty Kastelic and Jean (Ron) Gibson and his brother-in-law, Dean (Edith) Fulmer.

Jim worked as a coal miner at several mines in Pennsylvania and then at the U.S. Gypsum Co. in Oakfield for over 35 years.

Upon retirement, he and his bride did a lot of traveling around the United States with their friends. Jim was a life member of the Oakfield Rod and Gun Club and American Legion Post 626 for over 45 years. He was a member of the IOOB's, Oakfield Chapter where he held all their offices. Jim bowled on several leagues and in his younger years he loved to hunt, fish, pitch horseshoes and play baseball, softball and golf. He and mom wintered for many years in Silver Springs, Florida where he had a hole-in-one.

Friends may call from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will immediately follow visitation at 6 p.m. Rev. James Renfrew will be officiating. Burial, with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cary Cemetery in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Byron First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Byron, New York 14422. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.


Hinsdale, NY Jason Kenneth Oakley, 42, of Sherlock Hollow Rd., passed away Friday (January 24, 2020) at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI after a long illness. 
Born July 1, 1977 in Bossier City, LA, he was the son of Kenneth and Carol Oakley, currently of Batavia and Jan Brewington, currently of Seffner, FL. On August 2, 2014 in Hinsdale he married Michelle "Shellie" Clark who survives. 

Jason was a 1995 graduate of Hinsdale Central School. In 1999 he enlisted in the US Army where he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving with the 9th battalion, with four of those years as a Calvary Scout. He fought the war on terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bosnia and received the Purple Heart for his injuries. 
After his return home, he served a term as commander of the Hinsdale American Legion and later as the commander of the Cattaraugus County American Legion. Jason most enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his kids. 

Surviving in addition to his wife Michelle, and his parents, are 5 children Kaili Morris of Buffalo, Haeven Clark, Rylie Manring, Warren Oakley and Nora Oakley, all of Olean; 1 sister Andrea (Adam Rose) Oakley of Olean; a nephew Dylan Oakley; a niece Alexus Fisk and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was predeceased by a son Kristian Oakley; a stepfather Robert Brewington; paternal grandparents James W. and Sibyl Oakley; and his maternal grandparents Everett and June Edgar. 
The family will be present to receive friends on Monday (Feb 3, 2020) from 3-5pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. A memorial service will begin at 5pm in the funeral home. Rev. Bruce Levine, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Olean, will officiate. Burial will be in Curry Cemetary, Wilkesville Ohio. A reception will be held at the Hinsdale American Legion, beginning at 6pm. All are invited
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com

 

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