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westfall.jpg  Brian E. Westfall, 52, of Batavia passed away on Friday March 13, 2020. He was born on October 16, 1967 in Rochester to the late Ronald and Carol (Gruner) Westfall.

Brian worked for many years at Eastern Molding in Batavia before he became ill.

He is survived by his son; Brandon Westfall of Bergen; siblings Sharon Herdtner of Batavia, Daniel (Laura) Westfall of Batavia, Brenda (Art) Lupe of Schenectady and Dennis Westfall of Hilton, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be private.

For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

Batavia - Beverly A. Grice, 85, of Batavia, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Grice was born September 21, 1934, in Batavia, daughter of the late Leon Hiscutt and Mildred Morrell Hiscutt.

Her husband, Robert F. Grice, passed away on February 27, 2005.

She is survived by her children; Susan (Mark Walkowski) Schuh of Cheektowaga, Steven (Lisa) Grice of Batavia and Jane (Kris) Petote of Bergen; five grandchildren; Brian (Gina) Buckley of Tonawanda, Carissa Schuh of Cheektowaga, Alex (Randi Zakes) Grice of North Chili, Casey (Ashley Bordenet) Grice of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Jacob Petote of Washington D.C.; four great-grandchildren; Evan, Gwen, Jenna and Gianna; her sister; Audrey (late Richard) Sheelar of Batavia.  She is also by her two dear friends; Carmen Ilacqua and Jean Nichols along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother, David Hiscutt.

A longtime employee of The Daily News in Batavia, she was a member of St. Joseph's Church. A movie fanatic and Elvis fan, she always saw the good in everyone she met and put their needs ahead of her own. A devoted "Granny" to her grandchildren, she would often remark that her children were "her whole world". She will also be missed by her four-legged "babies", Luke, Lacie and Penny.

Her family wants to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and nurses aides on the 2nd floor at UMMC.

Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will follow visitation. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for her immediate family at St. Joseph's Church. She will be entombed in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Beverly's memory may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Beverly's name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Rochester ~ Brendan D. "Mick" Spillane, age 52, formerly of LeRoy, passed away at home on Saturday afternoon (March 14, 2020) in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born January 19, 1968 in Batavia, a son of Ursula Drayo Spillane and the late Donald E. Spillane.

     Mickey’s education started in LeRoy, where he attended Holy Family School and became a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Batavia.  He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at New York University, New York and then proudly earned his Master of Arts degree in philosophy at The Graduate Faculty at The New School for Research, New York.  He was a scholarship recipient from the Wolfson Center for National Affairs at the World Policy Institute for his writing on social and political theory.

     Mick became the CEO, publishing consultant, editor and writer of his own company, Turn of Phrase Editorial Services.  He was a senior production editor for Harper Collins and Taylor and Francis Books, Inc.,  as well as an editor for many other notable editorial companies.

     In addition to his love of writing, Mick had a passion for gourmet cooking and creating new and exciting dishes.

     He will be enormously missed by his mother, Ursula Spillane of LeRoy; his loving companion of 14 years, Johanna Buran of Rochester; his sisters, Shannon Spillane (Thomas Welsh) of Annapolis, MD and Shawn (Joseph) Siconolfi of Rochester; nephews, Nicholas Vincent and Tyler Siconolfi; special uncle, William Klinkbeil of LeRoy; special cousins, Vicki (David) Clark, Kevin (Barbara) Klinkbeil and Kristopher (Catherine) Kliinkbeil, along with many other relatives and dear friends. He was predeceased by father, Donald in 2012 and his aunt, Rachel Klinkbeil in 2019.

    The services originally scheduled for March 21 for Mr. Spillane have been postponed until a later date to be announce.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, 115 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604 or the Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14613.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mick’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

 

LeRoy ~ Rebecca B. Makosy, age 86, passed away early Saturday morning (March 14, 2020) at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw, in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born July 29, 1933 in Apollo, PA, a daughter of the late Harry and Mae Bush Foy.

     Rebecca will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend, who had a deep devotion to her faith.  She enjoyed doing puzzles and traveling, and was a retiree of General Motors, where she worked for 30 years.

     She is survived by her children; Charles (Carla) Makosy of TX, Sandra (Allen) Sellhorst of LeRoy, Stephen (Robin) Makosy of W. Seneca and Anna Mae (John) Yingling of Clarence; five grandchildren, Amy Sellhorst, Heather Sellhorst, Sarah Makosy, Benjamin Makosy and Kaylee Makosy; great-grandson, Aiden Dyer; siblings, Leona (late Donald) Farmer of TN and Donald (Marilyn) Foy of OH, along with many nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband, George Makosy in 1990.

     Local visitation and services will be private for immediate family only at this time. A public memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.  Mrs. Makosy will be laid to rest at Holy Ascension of Christ Cemetery, Colver, PA on Friday, March 20 at 1:00 P.M.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the WCCHS Activity Dept., Attn: Sue Winiecki, 400 N. Main Street, Warsaw, N.Y. 14569.

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

Paulette B. Zambito-Bird, 70, of Elba passed away on March 13, 2020 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on September 26, 1949 in Batavia to the late Charles Zambito Jr. and Alta Calarco of Elba. In addition to her father, Paulette is predeceased by her sister; Lynn Hoffman.

Paulette was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan. She loved her nieces and nephews so much and spoiled them whenever she could.

In addition to her mom, she is survived by her husband; Brian Bird of Elba; siblings Mary Zambito of Elba, Alta (Mark) Giuliano of Ft. Myers, FL., Charles (Patricia) Zambito of Elba; Rocco (Linda) Zambito of Elba; Anne (John) Lexer of East Rochester, Joseph (Kelly) Zambito of Punta Gorda, FL.; brother-in-law Paul Hoffman of Batavia; along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for immediately family only at St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jordyn Torrey Augello Memorial Foundation 27 S. Main St. Elba, NY 14058. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

 

 

 

lucian.jpg  Lucia S. Nogueira, 82, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  Lucia was born in 1938 in Salvador City, Brazil, the oldest daughter of the late Francisco (Silveria DeJesus) Nogueira. She is preceded in death by her sister; Aida Nogueira.

Lucia was a nun in Brazil and traveled to Spain and then to the US where she resided in LeRoy in 1958. She became a United States citizen in 1963 and lived in Batavia for 62 years. Lucia enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading books and traveling with her family. She retired from St. Jerome’s hospital, where she worked for 41 years.

She is survived by her sisters Tereza Nogueira; Lueza (Richard) Dunn; Laurentina Rosa of Batavia; brother Edwardo (Ruth) Nogueira; niece Lorie Nogueira of Oakfield, along with family living in Brazil.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday March 19, 2020 from 1:00-2:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 2:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home.  Lucia will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation 127 North St. in Batavia. 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.

3371912.jpgAudrey C. Stopa, 83 of Williamsville, formerly of Akron, passed away peacefully on Sunday (March 15, 2020) at Hospice Buffalo.

She was born February 17, 1937 in Alden, NY, a daughter of the late William and Grace Shelberg Kron.

Mrs. Stopa was employed by the WNY Swap Sheet prior to her retirement. After retirement, she found enjoyment in her fruit and flower stand she had at her home in Akron.

She was the wife of the late Michael J. Stopa, Jr.; mother of the late Charles Stabell and Joseph Stabell and sister of the late William Kron, Raymond Kron and Dorothy Mugel.

Survivors include her children, Larry (Pat) Stabell, Edward Stabell, Michael Stabell, James (Nancy) Stabell, Kenneth Stabell and Thomas (Dawn) Stabell.  Several grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sisters, Florence DeWolf, Carol Simon and Ruth Dersam.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with interment in the future WNY National Veterans Cemetery in Pembroke, 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, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

lorettamprusak.jpgLoretta M. Prusak, 89 of Attica, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility, Warsaw. She was born January 6, 1931 in Strykersville, to the late Lavern (Loraine Reisdorf) Schlitz. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Eugene J. Prusak, siblings Lavern, Larry, Leslie Schiltz; Leona McCormick, Luella Eckert, Lorma Barker.

Mrs. Prusak was a longtime member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, Catholic Daughters and honorary member of Attica Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She worked for many years at Super Duper in Attica. Mrs. Prusak was very active with the Wyoming County Senior Citizens, she enjoyed playing cards, word search, Yahtzee, baking and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Her family always came first, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children John (Chris) Prusak; James (Denise) Prusak; Ann (Doug) Post all of Attica; Susan (Phil) Ulm of Wyoming; siblings Leon Schiltz of Holland, NY; Lynn (Daryle) Schiltz of Colden; sister-in-law Sharon Schiltz of Perry; 9 grandchildren Randi (Brian), Justin (Jen), Joshua (Deanna), James (Megan) Jr., Alexis (Trenton), Aaron (Renee), Courtney, Valerie, Jarrod,  and 2 great-grandchildren Austin and Makayla, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday March 17, 2020 from 2-4 PM & 6-8PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the immediate family only. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.   

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, 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.

williamrenzsr.jpgWilliam J. Renz Sr., 88, of Batavia passed away on Thursday March 12, 2020 at Gateway House in Attica. William was born on March 25, 1931 in New Orleans, LA to late Fred (Gladys Cuevas) Renz. Mr. Renz is preceded in death by his wife; Josephine (Giambrone) Renz.

Mr. Renz was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Air Force and the Army during WWII and the Korean War. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was always willing to give for his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved children; William J. Renz Jr., Nancy Kustas both of Batavia; Diane (John) Cintorino of Byron; brothers Joseph (Leah) Renz of Brownsville, TX., Lou (Patricia) Renz of Kenner, LA.; sister-in-law Mary Giambrone of Oakfield; 2 grandchildren, Michael (Suzanne) Cintorino of Batavia, Matthew (Rachel) Renz of Churchville; great-granddaughter Arianna Cintorino, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday March 17, 2020 from 4-7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday March 18th at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gateway House, 91 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

Basom - Rose M. Hodgins, 97, of Basom, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Beechwood Continuing Care in Getzville.

Rose was born August 6, 1922, in Akron, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Skocic) Wukman.

A member of St. Padre Pio Parish, Rose enjoyed cooking, entertaining and gardening.  She catered weddings in the Oakfield Alabama area and took the dog census for the town of Alabama.  Rose was a school bus driver for the Oakfield Alabama Central School District for 30 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Gail (Larry) Vogt of The Villages, FL and Sue (Joel) Davis of Concord, NH; grandchildren, Melisa (John) Schrock of Akron, Jeremy Vogt of Port Orford, OR, Aaron (Whitney) Vogt of Land O'Lakes, FL, Andrew (Melissa) Davis of Hopkinton, NH and Kevin (Pamela) Davis of Hopkinton, NH; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Cahill and Erin (Trevor) Gray, Rylee and Taylor Vogt, Jack and Grant Davis and Birch and Ivy Davis; a great-great-granddaughter, Ameila Rose Gray; sisters, Mary Wukman of Williamsville, Catherine Gorman of Clarence and Millicent (Sidney) Rosenburg of Georgia and several nieces and nephews.

Rose is the wife of the late Curtis Hodgins, mother of the late Thomas Hodgins and sister of the late John Wukman and Anna Miller.

A Celebration of Life for Rose will be held at a later date.  She will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rose’s name may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590 or online at https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/giving/give-hospice/ or to the Oakfield Alabama Hall of Fame, attn: Hall of Fame Treasurer, OACS Alumni Hall of Fame, PO Box 35, Oakfield, NY 14125.

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

Arrangements for Rose were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

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