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Bergen - Clare Marie Sloat, 76, of Bergen, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Unity Hospital.

Clare was born December 8, 1942, in Batavia, a daughter of the late William and Julia (Terol) Shaw.

Clare was a member of Godfrey's Pond, Acorns and the Genesee Symphony, where she was also an officer.  She was also a member of the Batavia Players, where she was an officer and a performer.  Clare was a geocacher with over 30,000 finds and a member of the Bea Hive Geocachers.  She was an assistant director for the Batavia Rotary Shows for seven and half years, having performed in those shows for many years.  She was an usher for Geva Theatre and the JCC.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald W. Sloat of Bergen; children, Todd (Jeanie) Sloat of Stafford, Lynn (Rob) Hayes of Bath and Timm (Jeanne) Sloat of Byron; grandchildren, Catheryn Hayes, Deborah Hayes, Nathan Hayes, Sarah Hayes, Jordan Sloat, Lacey Sloat and Larisa Sloat; a brother, William (late Josephine) Shaw of Syracuse and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Calling hours are Monday, September 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held Tuesday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m.  Clare will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Clare's memory may be made to Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association, Inc., P.O. Box, 217, Batavia, NY 14021.

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

Bruce M. Bernard, 81, of Perry, NY passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry. Bruce was born in Perry, NY on April 3, 1938 a son of the late Martin and Roberta (Bates) Bernard. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Judith A. Bernard who passed away on August 29, 2019; a son Bruce who passed away in 2008, siblings Marilyn, Norman and Donald.

Bruce served with the US Air Force. He worked for Graham’s in Batavia and later retired from Brockport Sand and Gravel. He was a member of the former Perry Moose Lodge and the Perry Vets Club. Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing and welding stuff around the home.

He is survived by daughter: Sheila (Nathaniel) Boyd of Caledonia, son: Douglas (Barb) Bernard of Conesus, daughter-in-law: Jennifer Bernard of Perry, sister: Bonnie (Melvin) Huff of Perry, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 9:00AM-12:00PM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530 where Funeral Services will follow at 12pm at the Funeral Home.  He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry, New York.

Memorial contributions can be made Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. 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.

2trigilio.jpgJoseph R. Trigilio, 66 of Attica, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born August 9, 1953 in Batavia to the late Joseph (Jennie Recchio) Trigilio.  

Joe loved his family and great circle of friends. He had many interests and was always on the go. Joe could often be seen at OTB where he enjoyed the horse races and his track buddies. Summers were spent golfing. Joe’s favorite pastime was his love for bowling. He was an active bowler at all the local establishments as well as Buffalo and Rochester. He often traveled to tournaments outside our area and was always a fierce competitor winning may of those tournaments. He was a very proud member of the Genesee Region USBC Association Hall of Fame.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen K. (Keizer) Trigilio of Attica; son Frank (Jennifer) Trigilio of Bergen; sisters Angela Earle of Batavia; Tammy (Mark) Schmidt of Batavia; grandchildren Gianna, Ciara and Frankie, mother-in-law Dorothy L. Keizer of Alexander; sisters and brothers-in-law Mary Ellen (Greg) Lewis of Alden; Jack (Carrie) Caccamise of Alexander; Gary Caccamise of Batavia; Marilyn (Dave) Grinnell of MI; along with several nieces and nephews.

A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY 14020. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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, New York 14020.

Oakfield - Helen Oles, 79, a resident of Oakfield for over 35 years, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Helen was born March 27, 1940, in Elba, the daughter of the late John and Hattie (Levandoski) Oles.

Helen loved her community and participated in community events, including being a member of the smiling dry bones and attending the Oakfield Community Bible Church.  She was also known and cared for by her Oakfield community.  Helen enjoyed attending the Oakfield Labor Daze and the Elvis impersonator, Terry Buckwald.  She will be remembered as a kind soul, who loved her cats and all animals.

Survivors include her brother, Stanley (Flor) Oles; a niece, Florence Beck; a nephew, Stanley Oles, Jr. and first cousins, Raymond Chudoba and Josephine Kukoski.

Calling hours are Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. also on Thursday with Rev. J. McMullen officiating.  Helen will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen's memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. 

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

LeRoy - Died peacefully at home on 8/16/19 at age 88. Predeceased by parents, Nathalee and Philo Gates; brother Olaf and infant brother, Nathan. Survived by Douglas, her husband of 66 years; daughters, Melissa (Richard) Zschoche and Martha (Jeffery) Lansberry; grandchildren;  Mark and Juliana Zschoche; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gates; nephews; Carl and Duane Gates; niece, Donna Gates, and dear friends Nina and Leslie Hungerford.

Helen was a retired earth science teacher from Oakfield-Alabama Central School District.

Her memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 7th at Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 S. Lake Ave., Bergen.

Donations may be directed to Bergen United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Bergen, NY 14416 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.

The family wishes to thank our team of loving caregivers and Genesee Home Care and Hospice.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue, Bergen.

BASOM - Frances A. Zigrossi, 90, of Basom, passed away Tuesday, (August 27, 2019), at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Frances was born May 28, 1929, in Basom, a daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Bacewski) Burbules.

Mrs. Zigrossi is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Zigrossi; and siblings, Charles (Adeline) Burbules, Mary (late Fred) Zigrossi, Helen (late Bill) Kumpf, and Henry (Lorraine) Burbules.  

She was a loving sister, aunt, and god-mother who was proud of her Polish-Lithuanian heritage.  

She is survived by her sister, Beatrice (late Roy) Cook of Medina along with many nieces and nephews.  

There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend Frances' Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM Thursday (September 5, 2019) at the St. Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield with Rev. Thaddeus N. Bocianowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances'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.burdettandsanford.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield. 

BYRON - Winfield S. Cooper, 82, of Byron, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019, at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility in LeRoy.

Winfield was born November 20, 1936, in Rochester, the son of the late Leonard and Eva Cooper.

He was a driver for Lift Line in Gates, and formerly worked at the Eastman Kodak Co. and Trailways.  He was a former member of the Bergen Rod and Gun Club.

His wife, Charlotte (Callery) Lambe Cooper died on December 6, 2018.

Survivors include 3 grandchildren, Niki Dupont, Jamie Dupont and Zoe Sanders; 7 step-children, Sarlynn Bennage of Penfield, Deborah Scofero and Charlene Williams, both of Byron, Joyce (George) D'Ambrosia of Greece, Steaven Lambe of Canisteo, Jim (Stef) Lambe of Penfield and Scott (Mary) Lambe of Churchville and several step-grandchildren.

He was the father of the late Cathy Ann Cooper who died in 2017. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Winfield’s name to the VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY  14020.  Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Street, Bergen, NY 14416. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Robert J. Graham, of Alexander, NY, age 87, joined his loving and cherished wife Rita, of 64 years, in heaven on August 26, 2019. Bob passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his devoted family. Surviving are loving children: Robert (Cher), Donald (Doreen), Thomas (Eva), James (Lisa Wall), David, Susan (Kristopher) Kautz, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sister Jean Johnson and sister-in law Lynne Graham, both of Buffalo NY along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by parents Robert and Margaret Graham, brother James and brother-in-law Carl Johnson.

Bob retired as plant manager from Sylvania in Batavia, NY. Subsequent to his retirement from Sylvania, he ran his own business, A1 Painting and Wallpapering, for nearly 20 years. He and his sons also operated Vacationland boarding kennels.

Bob was an avid deer hunter and also enjoyed field training beagles, rabbit hunting and ice fishing. The thrill of opening day and hunting season was ongoing. He passed this passion on to his five sons and grandchildren, enjoying many exciting times together. Bob enjoyed years of riding his Harley with sons and close friends.

Bob and Rita spent the last 26 years wintering in Palm Springs, Florida, where they enjoyed going to the ocean, shuffleboard and club activities. Bob would hold Rita so tightly while dancing to their old-time favorites. An accomplished pool player, Bob earned numerous trophies. Euchre was a sociable game enjoyed by both. Traveling together, including trips to Ireland, Hawaii, Alaska and Caribbean cruises with family and friends was another favorite pastime.

So many cherished memories were made when Bob, Rita and all their children would gather together at the family camp in Shamokin, PA, target shooting, searching for bears, and playing cards. The simple things, like sharing a meal together, sitting around the table telling hunting stories and laughing were the times Bob treasured. For many years, the family gathered together each summer for a family vacation at Kring Point in the 1000 Islands.

Bob was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather, family was everything to him and he will be sadly missed by all. The family takes comfort knowing that inseparable in life, Bob and Rita are joined together again for eternity.

The Graham family welcomes you to attend a memorial service at the Alexander United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM. All are welcome to join in the celebration of Bob's life immediately following at the Attica Golf Club from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.

Contributions/Donations may be made to the Gateway Hospice Home of Attica NY.

LeRoy ~ Trevor M. Breemes, age 4, gained his angel wings on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

     He was born May 24, 2015 in Batavia, a son of Kirk A. Breemes and Felicia A. Dumar.

     Trevor touched the lives of so many people.  He was so full of joy and the smallest things made him happy.  He loved cars and spending time with his family and friends.

     He will be sadly missed by Mom and Dad; brother, Thomas Breemes; sister, Tinsley Breemes; maternal grandmother and grandfather, Mildred Johnson and John Dumar; paternal grandmother and grandfather, Lillian and Thomas Breemes, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 10:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where Trevor's Service of Remembrance will be held at 12:30 PM.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Trevor are suggested to AutismUp, 855 Publishers Pkwy, Webster, N.Y. 14580  (www.autismup.org)

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

Tim B. Stoneham, 53, of East Pembroke, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27th at Premiere Genesee Nursing with his family by his side. He is predeceased by his father Charles Stoneham and niece Brandi Vincent.

Tim was self-employed with his father Chuck with their father son business, Chuck and Sons Carpet Service for more than 30 years. He had pride in his work and his business. He was also a life time member, serving more than 25 years with the East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, where he formed a loyal 2nd family. He was a proud dad and even more proud the day he became a grandpa. 

Tim is survived by his mother Shirley Stoneham of East Pembroke, Daughter Magen (Jake) Martin of Bethany NY, Sister Debra (Danny) Vincent of East Pembroke, Brothers Rick (Lori)Stoneham of Corfu NY, and John (Ginny) Stoneham of Stafford NY, Granddaughter Autumn Nicole Martin of Bethany NY, along with many nieces and nephews and a great niece and nephew.

Friends may call Friday, August 30th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the mortuary. 

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