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johnson_elaine_-_photo2.jpgElaine Canfield Johnson, 77 of Florida and formerly of Batavia, NY, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2019 in Florida.

She was born September 26, 1941 in Medina, NY, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Lavona Canfield.

Elaine worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a registrar, until her retirement. She relocated from Batavia to Florida in 1986, where she married Joe Johnson, WWII Bronze star recipient and who worked with McDonell Douglas on the Saturn 5 missions.

Survivors include her son, Lawrence (Susan) Grzebielucha and granddaughter, Sarah Evans, all of Houston, Texas. Daughter, Sharon Cino; grandchildren, Stacey Drozdowski, Stephanie Hoyt and great-grandchildren, Noah Bellinger, Robert Drozdowski and Rowyn Drozdowski, all of Batavia, NY. Daughter, Barbara (Greg) Totten; grandchildren, Gregory Totten and Jonathan Totten, all of Batavia, NY.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Johnson.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (September 21st) from 9am-10am at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, were a memorial service will commence at 10am. Interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery, Medina, NY.

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.

 

 

BATAVIA - Dorothy P. Hollis, 98, of Batavia, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion.

Dorothy was born January 24, 1921, in Lebanon, PA, a daughter of the late Marvin and Martha (Dillinger) Silvis.

She was a Charter Member of the Living Water's Church in LeRoy.

She was the wife of the late Carl M. Hollis who died on January 14, 2004.

Survivors include a son, Gordon (Betty) Hollis of Marysville WA; 4 daughters, Karen (Daniel) Schultz of Lyndonville, Charlene Frazer of Houston TX, Kathie Hollis of Cape Coral FL and Jeanette (Dennis) Ryder of Spencerport; a daughter-in-law Karrie Hollis of Ft. Collins, CO; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her son Roger Hollis; her brothers, Kenneth Silvis and Howard Silvis and her sisters Elizabeth Beatty, Mabel Allen and Doris Henneman.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia where services for Mrs. Hollis will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jack Hempfling officiating.  Memorials are suggested to Living Waters Church, 30 Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or to Hospice of Orleans County, Inc. 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY 14411.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or Light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Virginia (née Geitner) Meiser, 85, died peacefully on September 13, 2019 in Sarasota, Fla., with family at her side.

Virginia was born on January 31, 1934 in Bennington, NY. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Stella (née Brodowski) Geitner.

Virginia was married to Floyd Meiser and lived in Oakfield, NY, operating Meiser Chevrolet until their move to Venice, Fla.

Virginia loved golfing, sewing, reading and spending time with her family.

Virginia is predeceased by her husband, Floyd Meiser, brother James Geitner, sister in-law/brother in-law Alice and Marvin Childs, brother in-laws Leo Meiser and Dick Thompson.

Virginia is survived by her daughters Jeri Thomas (Ron), Barbara Stracener, son Larry Meiser (Donneda), brother Thomas Geitner, sister Lorraine Thompson, sister in-law Nancy Meiser, sister in-laws/brother in-laws Jean and Lloyd Schlagenhauf and Marvin and JoAnn Meiser. Virginia will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Becky, Misty, Melanie, Bethany, Nadia, Sheri, Evan, Christopher, Phillip and nine great-grandchildren.

At Virginia’s request there will be no services or calling hours. Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Flowers are gratefully declined.   A private burial will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla.

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William “Bill” Meisner, 81, of Attica, passed away at his home on September 17, 2019. He was born on April 10, 1938 in Attica, NY to the late Alton and the late Bernice (Wendler) Meisner.

Bill worked at Newels Dairy Farm after he graduated from Attica High school. He joined the Air Force in 1961 and was active for 4 years until 1965. He was an Aircraft and Engine Mechanic for US Airways until retirement. After retirement, he drove for Attica Bus Service. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was Grand Knight, a board member of the Attica Historical Society, and Co- President of the Attica Landmark Society. Bill was also a devout Christian of the Sts Joachim & Anne RC Church where he served as an usher and a greeter.

Bill is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Frances (Lenton) Meisner; his children, Jeffrey (Erin) Meisner, Heather Galusha, Kellie (John Ammerman) Meisner, and Russell (Jennifer) Meisner; siblings, Joan Wood, Harold Meisner, Margaret Meisner, and Janet (Bernard) Meinweiser; grandchildren, Emily, Caden, Caleb, Sarah, Emma, Eva, Anna, Julia, Ryan, Leah, Kira (Jerod) Ellis, Kinley, and Kennedy; great granddaughter, Hailey.

A Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10 AM at Sts Joachim & Anne RC Church, 50 East Ave., Attica, NY 14011..

In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family would be grateful if you would send a donation to Homecare & Hospice Wyoming County, 450 N Main St #3, Warsaw, NY 14569. 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.

 

 

 

jacek_karen_-_photo1.jpgKaren M. Jacek, 61 of Middlebury, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (September 17, 2019) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born December 12, 1957 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Roland Spink and Donna Glor Spink Rippel of Olean, NY.

She was employed as a press operator for Tompkins Metal Finishing in Batavia. Karen had a huge heart for people and animals and it showed in her daily life, especially her dedication to her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her gentle heart.

She is predeceased by her step-father, Harry Rippel and siblings, Douglas Rippel, Annie Rippel and Kevin Spink.

Survivors include her mother, Donna Spink Rippel of Olean, NY. Son, Christopher (Laura) Jacek of Attica. Grandchildren, Quentin Jacek and Bentley Jacek. Brother, Timothy Spink of Portville. Sisters, Kathleen Rippel of Olean and Janet Rippel of Cuba. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (September 22nd) from 2-4pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a memorial service will commence at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are graciously asked to be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Wyoming County Hospice or Wyoming County SPCA. 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.

 

Joan J. Vandenberg, 89, of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Joan served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1955. She was predeceased by her sisters, Helena Vandenberg and Clara Fehrenbach.

Joan is survived by her brother-in-law, Robert Fehrenbach; a nephew, Robert (Michelle) Fehrenbach; a great nephew, Robby and great niece, Samantha. Also surviving is her dear friend, Michelle Smith.

Friends may call Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 3 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, with full military honors.

 

 

Clarendon - Donald W. Sparks, 88, of Clarendon, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Donald was born May 16, 1931, in Clarendon, a son of the late Wallace and Rose (Hovey) Sparks.

A veteran, Donald served with the United States Navy.  He was a heavy equipment operator for Cold Springs Construction, a member of the American Legion and loved all animals. 

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sparks of Clarendon; children, Donald M. (Elizabeth) Sparks of Clarendon, George Sparks of Clarendon and Sandra (Peter Dreher) Sparks of Spencerport; a granddaughter, Ashley (Patrick Mancine) Sparks of Buffalo; a great-grandson, Wyatt Sparks Mancine; a sister, Carol Morgott of Clarendon and several nieces and nephews.

Donald is a brother of the late Dorothy Ferguson, Gilbert Sparks and Bruce Sparks.

Calling hours are Sunday, September 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue, Bergen, where services will be held at 3:00 p.m. also on Sunday. 

Memorial contributions in Donald's memory may be made to the Clarendon Fire Department, 16169 East Lee Road, Holley, NY 14470.

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

young.jpg  Philip S. Young, Jr, 87, passed away on September 16, 2019 in Warsaw, NY. He was born on May14, 1932 in Buffalo, NY to the late Philip S. and the late Hedwig (Escher) Young, Sr. Philip was preceded in death by 6 siblings.

Philip was a Truck Driver for PVS Chemical in Buffalo, NY for many years. He was an avid Bills and Sabres fan and he loved hunting and fishing with his boys. He also loved to spend time in his garden. Philip was known to putter around in his barn. He was a former member of the Varysburg Fire Department. Philip was a devout Christian and helped out in his church, Sts Joachim & Anne RC Church, whenever he was needed.

Philip is survived by his wife, Barbara (Stawicki) Young; his children, Roy (Cheryl) Young, Philip (LuAnne) Young III, and William (Sally) Young; Sisters, Mary Young and Carol Bella; 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday the 19th at 10:00AM at Sts Joachim & Anne RC Church, 2311 Attica Road, Varysburg, NY 14167.

In lieu of flowers, Please consider a Memorial in honor of Philip’s memory to the Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St, Batavia, NY 14020 or the Gateway House, 91 Main St, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

colombo_richard_-_photo1.jpgRichard R. Colombo, 64 of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (September 10, 2019) at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY.

He was born February 11, 1955 in Batavia, NY, a son of Robert and Josephine Mocciaro Colombo of Batavia.

Richard was a graduate of Batavia High School where he played football. He enjoyed golfing, photography and being a jokester to his family. Also a NASCAR fan, his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon.

Surviving along with his parents, are his children, Nicholas Colombo of Joplin, MO, Kimberly (Jason) Austin of Bakersfield, CA and Steven R. Colombo of Batavia. Grandchildren,  Ashley Lynn Colombo, Brianna Colombo, Amanda Noelle Colombo, Abigail Austin and Allison Austin. Great-grandson, Xavier. Sisters, Barbara Speed of Rochester, Janis (Brian) Palmer of Batavia and Joann (John) Baiocco of Batavia. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (September 14th) from 12 pm-1pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a Memorial Service will commence at 1pm.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. 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.

Batavia - Dennis "Denny" W. Meyers, 74, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening (Sept. 9, 2019) after a 20-month battle with brain cancer. Dennis was surrounded and comforted by his family and the caregivers at Crossroads House at the time of his passing.

Dennis was born in Batavia on August 23, 1945, the second son of the late Edward and Doris (Foster) Meyers. Later raised by his mother and beloved step-father Edwin O'Leary.

Dennis was drafted into the Army in the late 1960s, where he served for two years as a military police officer. During his service, he married Penelope Haigler and had two children. Later they settleddown in Houston, TX where he worked for many years in a printing company as a senior printer. 

Dennis enjoyed playing pool, golf, and years of bowling. Boy could he put a puzzle together in a flash too. After twenty years in the Houston area, he returned to his hometown of Batavia. It was then that he rejoined his highschool sweetheart and love of his life Luana, whom he married September 15, 2015. Together they served their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father Edward Meyers, mother and step father Doris and Edwin O'Leary, sisters Lorraine Andrews Charter and Jessie Meyers Frier, and brother Paul Andrews Sr.

Dennis is survived by wife Luana "Lu" Meyers of Batavia; a daughter, Kimberly Meyers Shank of Killeen, TX; a son, Roger (Brandie) Meyers of Conroe, TX; a step-son Rob (Lyndsey); step-daughter, Bobbie Jo (fiance Adam Cook) Williams of LeRoy; grandchildren James and Travis Shank, Caitlyn Cortina, Zachary Groll, Rachel, Rebecca, and Jordan Meyers, Lilly, and Ben Williams; Great grandchildren, Kayli and Zaiden Cortina; brothers, Gary (Carla) Meyers, James (Vanessa) Andrews, and David (Vicki) Andrews.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2019) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Batavia Assembly of God Church, 24 N. Spruce St., Batavia, where Denny's funeral service will immediately follow at 6 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or online at www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.  Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery.   Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home.  Please share a story, light a candle, or leave a condolence at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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