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LeRoy ~ Isabel M. "Bonnie" Gangi, age 93, of North Street, passed away Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24, 2020) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

     She was born November 22, 1926 in Sugar Grove, PA, a daughter of the late Guy and Mabel Nelson.

     Isabel will be remembered as the loving and devoted matriarch of her large family.  Her life centered around them. She cherished the opportunity to entertain and prepare meals for her family and her love of sewing enabled her to make gifts for them.  She had a lifelong career as a registered nurse and cared for many people at various health care facilities in the area.  Over the years, she enjoyed square dancing and traveling.

     She will be sadly missed by her children; Nancy Robords of Dansville, Thomas (Sandra) Gangi of Alliance, OH, Joan (Quentin) Call of Stafford, Paul (Norma) Gangi of Dansville, Daniel (Lorrie) Gangi of LeRoy, Mary Margaret (John) Scanlan of Bergen, Steven Gangi of Elba and Judy (David) Warner of LeRoy; sister, Betty Lou Nuttall of Youngville, PA; brother, John Roy (Dorothy) Nelson of Minneapolis, MN, foster brother, Jim Marquis of Warren, PA; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, very special cousins, Miles and Sally Nelson, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by the love of her life for 59 years, Sebastian Gangi in 2007, her sister, Cynthia Peterson and her brothers-in-law, Fred Peterson and Harold Nuttall.

     Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks are required.)    Her Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment will follow in Machpelah Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rochester Are Right To Life, 675 Ling Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14612

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

Marcia Calarco, 58, of Oakfield,  passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her home.

Marcia was born November 26th, 1961 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Mary Engles.

She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.   Marcia was a court stenographer for 28 years.  

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Nick Calarco and children, Michelle Calarco, Nick (Julie) Calarco, Frank (Michelle) Calarco, Vin (Jackie) Calarco and Paul (Kristen) Calarco; grandchildren, Eric Moore, Jake Moore, Nicholas Calarco, Natalie Calarco, Anthony Calarco, Olivia Calarco, Frankie Calarco, Vincent Calarco, Jr. and Brycen Calarco; sisters, Jean Wratney and Anne Moore and her beloved dog, Pokey.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 28th, from 4:00 pm  to 7:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Marcia 's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 29th at St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield with entombment to follow in St. Joseph's Mausoleum in Batavia.  

The funeral home and the church will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 https://www.stjude.org/donate/pm.html?sc_cid=sc_icid=heart-link.  

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

baker.jpg  Douglas D. Baker of Attica passed away September 23, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 78. He was born in Alexander, NY, January 5, 1942. He is the son of the late Charles and Emma (Hemaline) Baker.

Doug is survived by his loving sisters; Gail Richley of Batavia and Patricia Smith of Orangeville; brothers, Randy Baker of Kansas and Chauncey Baker of Pike, NY. He'll be missed by his lifelong friend; Kenny Bush of Warsaw. Douglas leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Doug enjoyed the outdoor life, hunting, fishing and trapping. He retired from Lapp Insulator and Bethlehem Steel. In his retirement he enjoyed helping farmers work their land.

The family would like to thank the Houghton Rehabilitation Facility for his care and well-being.

A private Service will be held at the family's convenience. Doug will be laid to rest at the Middlebury Cemetery with his mother and father.

For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

givens.jpg  Rosemary B. Givens, age 79 of Perry, New York passed away on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Philadelphia, PA. on August 22, 1941, a daughter to the late Charles and Catherine G. (Lucas) Beschen. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by siblings: Patricia Widick, Charles and Richard Beschen.

Rosemary was a graduate of West Philadelphia Girls Catholic High School class of 1952 and received her associates degree at Pierce Junior College in Philadelphia. She started her work career at General Electric in Philadelphia, after moving to New York she worked for Morton Salt Co. in Silver Springs, later owning and operating the former Sears Catalog Store and JJ Newberry’s Variety Store both in Perry, and retired from the Wyoming County Community Hospital in 2001 where she was a medical receptionist.

Rosemary was a member of St. Immaculate Conception Church in Pavilion. A member of the Perry Garden Club and former member of the Tuesday Club. She enjoyed line dancing, gardening, doing various crafts, decorating her home and loved spending time with her sons and their family.

She is survived by her husband: Richard M. Givens whom she married on December 11, 1971, 2 sons: John (Jessica) Givens of Phelps, Mark (Bridget) Givens of Perry, 4 grandchildren: Mary, Matthew, Kara and Claire Givens, along with many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be announced at a later date. Rosemary will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Garden Club. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

Brien J. Tyoe, December 20, 1983 - September 21, 2020. “Loving Father, Son, Brother and Fiancé”

Brien J. Tyoe was born in Utica, NY and is the son of Robert K. Tyoe, Jr. and Joanne M. (Gagnon) Tyoe. 
He is predeceased by grandmother Marion E. Tyoe, grandfather Joseph Gagnon, mother JoAnne M. (Gagnon) Tyoe and brother Robert K. Tyoe III.  As well as, great uncles Robert VanEvera and Willard VanEvera. Surviving siblings are younger brother Matthew A. Tyoe with wife Kimberly Tyoe whom reside in Coatesville, PA.  As well as, step sister Rachael E. Crane who resides in Canastota, NY. Brien is also survived by his grandfather Robert K. Tyoe, Sr., who resides in Florida. As well as, father Robert K. Tyoe, Jr., and step-mother Marlene Karen Tyoe who reside in New Hartford, NY. 

Also surviving is grandmother Dorothy Gagnon and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as deceased family members, from the Gagnon, Zenobio and VanEvera families. Also survived by uncles and aunts, Rodney W. Tyoe and Gretchen Tyoe in Chadwicks, NY and Mark Tyoe and Debbie Tyoe in Liverpool, NY.  Along with numerous cousins from the Tyoe family. Brien has three surviving sons Brien J. Tyoe II, Colby M. Tyoe (sons of Kayla Walker) and Christian J. Tyoe (son of Marla Mugler).  Along with fiancée Marla A. Mugler of Batavia, NY and her daughter Madison M. Chatley.

Brien lived in Utica, NY before moving to New Hartford, NY where he attended New Hartford Central School District. Brien attended college at Genesee Community College in Batavia where he played baseball and earned an associates degree.

Brien settled in Batavia, NY after college, working at numerous jobs over the years.  Brien was recently employed working in auto sales. 
Brien was a dedicated athlete specifically excelling in baseball.  He was an avid sports fan who loved rooting for the NY Giants, NY Yankees and the NJ Devils.  Brien was a family man and animal lover.  Brien was a friend to everyone he met and his children were his whole life. 

Family and friends may call Friday, September 25, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. A brief prayer service will follow at 8 pm. Do to Covid-19 the funeral home is operating at 33% capacity.  All guests must wear a mask or other face covering and practice social distancing.  As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers,  donations may be mailed to C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc.  Attn: Marla Mugler PO Box 338 Corfu, NY 14036  in order to help support the family.

frank.jpg  Francis H. (Frank) Hemmerich, 66, passed away on September 19, 2020. He was born at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Florida on March 23, 1954 and was a lifelong resident of Batavia. Predeceased by his mother Vera (Hemmerich) Leone, Father Francis Hemmerich; brother Louis A. Leone.

Surviving family members include step father Louis Leone, sister Debbie Hemmerich-Olsowsky, brother David (Lisa) Leone, brother Vincent (Joanna) Leone, and several nieces and nephews.

His love for animals was evident as he was always surrounded by his many pets throughout the years. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to all he knew.

Visiting hours will be held from 4:00-6:00PM on Thursday September 24, 2020 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 with a Memorial Service to begin at 6:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be held at a private service by the family.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Frank’s account to assist with future pet animal costs. Contributions can be made to the family payable to the Perry Vet Clinic 3699 W. Main St. in Batavia (his account number is B03238). 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, New York 14020.

Leo  K.  Reak, 95, of Oakfield,  passed away on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Leo was born February 20th, 1925 in Alabama Center,  a son of the late Charles and Elsie (Spring) Reak.

A veteran, Leo served with the United States Army, earning the rank of Corporal T5.  During his service with the Army, Leo was a part of the supply and prisoner transport in the Philippines and office filing in Hawaii.   Leo enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and was a past member of the VFW.  He worked at Doehler Jarvis as a metal worker and as a miner at US Gypsum in Oakfield.

Surviving are his son, Paul (Alice) Reak of Elba; his daughter, Ellen (Douglas) Murrray of East Bethany, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Leo is predeceased by his wife, Ruth Reak, son, Ronald Reak, daughter-in-law, Mary Reak, great-granddaughter, Crystal Murray, brothers, Stanton Reak, George Reak and Raymond Reak and his sisters, Verna Morse, Irma Cavigliano and Ruth Jones.

Leo's service and military honors will be held privately at Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  

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

Arrangements for Leo were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Shirley M. Winters (nee Fitzgerald), 89, of Batavia, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at her home. 

Mrs. Winters was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Buffalo, NY, daughter of the late Marguerite Fitzgerald McDivitt and the late John J. Fitzgerald.

Shirley was a member of the St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church and a retired school bus driver for the Batavia City School District and Arc. She was active in local politics, which led to serving as Batavia Town Clerk and Batavia Town Supervisor.

She is predeceased by her husband Wesley W. Winters, whom she was married to for 52 years until his death; her brother John Fitzgerald, and her sister Kathleen Sobczak.

Surviving are: her children Beverly (Barry) McCabe, of East Pembroke, Diane Winters, of Batavia, Wesley A. (Ann) Winters, of Batavia, Wendy Hake, of Whitesboro, and Pamela (David) Zielinski, of Amsterdam; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Shirley was the sister of Agnes (Donald) Nelson, of Corfu, Jane (Ray) Ehrmentraut, of Churchville, Mike (Debbie) McDivitt, of Hilton, and DeEtta (Frank) Silvestro, of Clarence. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church Hall, 8656 Church St., East Pembroke, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. A face covering will be mandatory as well as safe, social distancing. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Church 18 W. Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or the Batavia branch of The Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., Batavia NY. 

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu.

Byron - Conrad C. Gifford Sr. of Byron, passed away on September 14th, 2020, his 90th birthday at Crossroads House in Batavia.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Roselin Gifford of Oneonta, his brother Gordon and his beloved wife Marie E. (Parsons) Gifford.

Conrad served his country as a member of the US Army and a veteran of the Korean War where he was awarded his combat infantry badge with 5 bronze stars as well as several other decorations.  During the war, Conrad served in both the 24th and 25th Infantry Divisions, initially with the 29th Regiment and then as a proud member of the 27th Regiment Wolfhounds.

A life-long patriot, Conrad was an avid member of the VFW, the Korean War Association, the American Legion and the Honor Guard.  As a notable entrepreneur in the Batavia area, Conrad was the original owner and proprietor of Golden Coin Laundry and the Golden Mobile Home Park as well as several other businesses and properties.

Conrad was a loving father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family.  Conrad is survived by his son Conrad Gifford Jr. and his wife Margaret, his daughter Colleen Lamie and her former husband Larry, his grandchildren: Chelsie Lamie and husband David Alfonso, Brad Lamie and partner Alex Wood, and Callista Dehart and husband Jason, as well as his great-grandchildren: Michael Alfonso, Henrey Alfonso and Brody Ace.  

Services will be held at a future time when Conrad and his wife Marie are laid to rest in the future Western New York Veterans Cemetery in Pembroke. Memorials to Conrad’s legacy can be made to the Korean War Veterans Association, PO Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920 or Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or can be made online at www.CrossroadsHouse.com.

Arrangements for Conrad were entrusted to the care of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia.  Please leave a message of condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Silver Springs / Castile, N.Y. ~ Bayne Freeman Johnson,  age 76, of Silver Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020.

     Born on October 26, 1943 in Warsaw, NY, he was the son of the late Wilburt and Jessie Kennedy Johnson Gentner.

     He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, dear friend, and role model to many.  Well known as a master teacher and coach, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, wine making and boating on Silver Lake.

     Bayne’s passion for coaching and his accomplishments as a coach made him well known throughout Western New York. As a varsity football coach,he received both awards and recognition for teams he coached at Notre Dame of Batavia, Oakfield-Alabama and Pittsford-Sutherland Central Schools and the University of Rochester where he served as an offensive line coach.

     Besides coaching football, Bayne also enjoyed great success as a basketball coach.  He was the Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity Coach at Notre Dame the year the team won the Manhattan Cup Championship at the old War Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY in 1969. He then followed in roles as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Oakfield-Alabama and finally as the varsity girls’ coach at Pittsford Sutherland, where he also took teams from both schools to sectional playoffs.

     He was inducted into the Section V Football Hall of Fame in 2008 for his coaching accomplishment in both sports.  His 1973 Notre Dame High School football team, which was the Bishop Smith League Co-Champion, was also inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame.

     Bayne is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Sobolewski Johnson; son, Bayne Johnson Jr.; grandchildren, Deliah Ribaudo-Johnson (Fiancé, Jerome Battle) and Dylan J. Johnson; great-grandchildren, Marina Ribaudo-Johnson and Bryson Battle; aunt, Leia Sherman; brother-in-law, Robert Moscicki; niece, Saundra Moscicki (partner, Carmen Stief), along with many cousins and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Lee Moscicki, and nephew, Bruce Moscicki.

     A Celebration of Bayne’s Life will be held on Friday, October 2 from 12 ~ 3 P.M. at “The Chalet” of the East Hill Creamery, 346 S. Main Street, Perry, N.Y.  (Face masks are required and social distancing restrictions apply)

     In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bayne’s name to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of one's choice.

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

     Mr. Johnson and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

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