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americanflag.jpg Charles Arnold “Arnie” Wilson, age 75 of Perry, NY passed away on December 5, 2020 at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester.  He was born on January 18, 1945 on Warsaw, NY, a son to the late Charles Alan and Barbara (Hudson) Wilson. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a sister: Linda Chenaille, brother: James Wilson and brother-in-law: Donald Butler.

Arnie was a 1963 graduate of Wyoming Central School. He served with the US Army from 1966-68.  He worked for over 34 years with Pavilion Natural Gas Co. and Rochester Gas and Electric, retiring in 2003.  Arnie was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center where he was a deacon, a fireman for the Perry Fire Department where he was Past Chief, member of the Perry Fire Department Benevolent Association and a longtime member and Director of the Perry VFW.  He enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden where he grew pumpkins for sale, and especially enjoyed times spent with family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Carol Anne (Butler) Wilson who he married on September 4, 1965, daughter: Lisa Scarborough of Arizona, son: Chad (Laura) Wilson of N. Chili, sister: Sue (Steve) Lee of Warsaw , step-mother: Alice Wilson of Wyoming, grandsons: Tyler and Evan Scarborough, Cole, Chase and Cage Wilson, great granddaughter: Harper Scarborough, brother-in-laws: Jack (Nancy) Butler of Perry, Mike (Karen) Chenaille of Florida, sister-in-law: Joann Butler of Perry, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a Memorial service will be held in the summer of 2021.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, NY 14530 or the VFW 20 Washington Blvd. Perry, NY 14530 or to the donor’s choice. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com . Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, N.Y. 14530.

Batavia - Larry Dean Horine, 69 of Batavia,  passed away on Thursday, (December 10, 2020) at his home.

Mr. Horine was born June 2, 1951 in Higginsville, Missouri, a son of the late Floyd Horine and Mabel (Kelly) Horine.

Larry was a farmer and enjoyed anything outdoors.  He frequently could be found puttering around or working on his tractors.  Although he would never admit it, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Brinkman) Horine of Batavia; children, Timothy (Joanne) Horine of Pavilion, Kristina (Marty) Sanders of Albion, and Paul "PJ" Horine of Batavia; grandchildren, Tyler, Samantha, Mathew, Lindsay, Chloe, and Cayla.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, (December 14, 2020)  from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. A private funeral service will be held for his family.  Burial will be in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or online at www.crossroadshouse.com.  

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% occupancy throughout the course of visitation. A face covering and social distancing are mandatory. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

eleanorerosececero.jpgBorn May 13, 1923, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Peter and Lucy Mancuso, the eldest daughter and one of five children.  She was raised on the West Side, attended public schools, and graduated from Girls’ Vocational High School.

In 1950, she married Dominic Cecero and relocated with him to Batavia, N.Y., where she lived for 64 years.  Together, they raised two children, Diane and David.

She was a longtime employee of the New York State Department of Labor where she was known as The Unemployment Lady.  For years, she guided Batavians in their efforts to collect unemployment.  Her fluency in Italian was welcomed by many.

She was active at St. Anthony’s Parish, St. Anthony’s School, St. Mary’s School, Notre Dame High School, and St. Jerome’s Guild – spending countless hours organizing dances and breakfasts and fashion shows to raise money and friends.

Not only was she a working wife and mother, she was a traditional Italian woman – canning tomatoes and baking pizza, pies, and cookies for her family and friends.

Her marriage of 55 years ended upon Dominic’s death in 2005.  She remained in the family home until 2014 when a fall left her with a broken hip that forced her to relocate to Pittsford.

She reluctantly left Batavia but found a new home at Laurelwood Assisted Living where she charmed her new friends and lived happily for over six years.

Eleanore was adored by her husband, her two children, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, her siblings and in-laws, her nieces and nephews, and countless friends.  She is survived by her daughter Diane Cecero (Mark Whelan) of Pittsford, son David Cecero (Margie) of Southlake, TX, grandchildren Caroline Tolbert (Isaiah) of Brighton, Stephen Whelan (Maria) of Washington, DC, Jonathan Cecero (Monica) of Chicago, IL, Michael Cecero (Melissa) of Thompson Station, TN, Lindsay Cecero of Venice, CA, brother Sam Mancuso of Williamsville, NY, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her brother Stephen and sisters Mary and Josephine, her in-laws Theresa, Mary, Michael, Gloria, John, Anthony, Rose, and Joseph, Mary, Joan, Theresa, and Michael, and her niece Joanne and nephew Phillip.

She died peacefully at 97 surrounded by family on December 8, 2020.

The funeral is private and a memorial will be planned when it safe to do so.  Memorial contributions may be made to Highlands at Pittsford Employee Appreciation Fund in memory of Eleanore Cecero. 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.

LeRoy ~ Elizabeth Jane Nicoll "Betsy" Darby, age 64, passed away late Tuesday evening (December 8, 2020) at home in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born August 4, 1956 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Armitage Nicoll.

     Betsy will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who always put her faith, family and friends foremost.  She was a very compassionate, charitable and devoted person who was well known to be a practitioner of good trouble. She was a member of the LeRoy United Methodist Church, where she was very active in church affairs.

     Betsy was beloved by many and will truly be missed by her loving and devoted husband of 37 years, Thomas Darby; her children, Justin Darby, Roselind Darby, David (Crystal) Darby, Deven Darby and Rachel (Zachary Park) Darby; grandchildren, Talyn, Wyatt, Milo and Robert; siblings, Barb Nicoll, Thomas Nicoll, William Nicoll and Jeffrey (Beth) Nicoll, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

     Mrs. Darby and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.   585-768-2400

Batavia - Joan Pietrzykowski, 54, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 from complications of COVID-19.

Joanie was born on November 14th, 1966 in Batavia, a daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Pietrzykowski, who preceded her in death as well as a sister Mary Ann (2006) and a brother John (Linda) (2020) who also preceded her in death.

Joanie is survived by siblings, Joseph, Lucy, Carol, all of Batavia and Robert (Nadine) of Katie, Texas, several nieces and nephews, a great-niece and several great-nephews, all who adored her.  As well as family, very special friends of many years include, Terry Warters, Debbie Prosser and Ken Palmer.

Joanie lived a very active and social lifestyle.  Many remember her delivering papers on Jackson Street for 19 years, which she gave up to work at the ARC sheltered work shop. She was very visible in the community, volunteering and attending ARC outings and dinner group with her many friends. Special thanks to Faith Community Chapel, where she attended faithfully.

Joanie’s smile was infectious, lighting up the lives of all her knew her. It was a privilege to be part of her life. She is loved and will be missed.

Service will be held when gathering is safe for all. 

Memorials may be made to Faith Community Chapel, 4131 Rose Road, Batavia NY 14020 or Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Road, Mumford, NY 14511 or online at https://www.gcv.org/give-join/give-now/.

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

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

LeRoy ~ Sheryl L. Russell, age 70, of Myrtle Street, passed away Monday afternoon (December 7, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     She was born April 2, 1950 in Battle Creek, MI, a daughter of the late Donald and Ardis Hill.

     Sheryl will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many.  She was known as a very giving and active member of the LeRoy Moose Center Chapter 1132, where she enjoyed volunteering for many projects and was the first female member to achieve the mark of signing up 25 new members for the chapter.  She was also a life member of the VFW Post 1602 in Batavia.

     She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 34 years, Bruce Russell, her daughter, Dawn Orlando of Batavia; her grandson, Cristian DeSalvo, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to her parents, Sheryl was predeceased by all of her brothers and sisters.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 2 ~ 4 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

carrow_elaine-photo1.jpgElaine M. Carrow, 81 of Lima, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday (December 6, 2020) at Strong memorial Hospital.

She was born February 11, 1939 in Perrysburg, NY, a daughter of the late Henry and Doris Slade Carrow.

Elaine was a avid gardener. She had a green thumb like no other. She was a member of the Moose Club, Elks Lodge and the American Legion. She loved helping with the luncheons and creating the beautiful flower centerpieces. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchild. She was the happiest when surrounded by her family. If you had the pleasure of knowing Elaine you knew she had an amazingly loving heart and the best sense of humor. 

She was predeceased by her son Jeffrey Rogers, longtime partner Carl Nelson, and several brothers and sisters. 

Survivors include her daughter Sylvia (John Hasnay) Rogers of Batavia. Son, Weston Rogers of Wellsville. Grandchildren, Christy (Richard) Fleig of Batavia and Niki Joos of LeRoy. Great-grandchild, Tanner Cook. Brother in law Ralph Stuart, Sister in law Laura Carrow and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held privately with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville, 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.

 

 

Ronald Jewel Drock “Candyman” of Oakfield, passed away on December 6, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.  

He was born August 5, 1940 in Batavia, a son of the late Jennie Greenbaum Drock.

A lifelong employee at Oliver's Candies, Ron worked his way up to master candy maker.  He was a longtime member of Eagles Club, LeRoy Moose, and Godfrey's Pond where he served on the board.  Ron loved camping and flea marketing.  He also volunteered his time at the Salvation Army soup kitchen.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years,  Jean (Wetherwax) Drock; his three children; Linda Drock of Batavia, Brian (Gaye) Drock of Basom and Jennifer Maskell (Chris Grill) of Union, Missouri; six grandchildren; Triton Drock, Jessica Benson, Cassandra Drock, Kelly Maskell, Andrew Branam-Drock and Lukas Maskell; two sisters; Patricia Fisher and Mary Jane Fugle and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his siblings; Frank Drock, Raymond Miles, Edward Drock, Alice Kinney and Jim Happ.

In Ron's time of need his niece Sherry and Mark Reuter were a blessing to him.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will follow at 12:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron's name may be made to Genesee County Fish and Game Protective Association, P.O. Box 217, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Ron’s name, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, funeral home capacity is limited to 33%. Facial coverings and social distancing are required. We thank you for your cooperation.

Batavia- Ms. Gertrude C. Quaintance, 89, of Batavia went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Born in Buffalo, NY on May 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Elizabeth Pound Quaintance.

She loved people and children, working as a nanny for 20 years and also at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Best known as “Aunt Gertie” by so many, she will be remembered as a kind soul with a very generous and giving heart. She loved baking, canning, gardening and also enjoyed a special ministry to her church family by blessing the graduating seniors each year with a handmade quilt.

She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church, Batavia for 42 years.

She is predeceased by siblings Marjorie (Don) Woodruff, Joyce (Elmer) Toellner, Joan (Vern) Laity, Ernest (Donna) Quaintance, Ivan (Ruth) Quaintance and Donald (Betty) Quaintance.

Surviving family includes Stanley (Sharon) Quaintance of Alexander, Edward (Suzanne) of Williamsburg, VA, Gwen (Don) Stelley of Oklahoma City, Okla. and several nieces and nephews.

In addition, she is also survived by the Underwood family with whom she shared a special bond and loved dearly.

Calling hours are Saturday, December 12th at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine St, Batavia from 10am-11:30am.  Funeral services will be private.   She will be laid to rest in Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda.  

The church will be operating at 33% capacity per New York State guidelines, social distancing and face coverings will be required.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

LeRoy ~ David L. Graham, age 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning (December 3, 2020).

     David was born on April 13, 1933 in Batavia, NY,  the son of John and Isabelle Graham.  He lived the first part of his life in Stafford, NY, which he always fondly remembered.  The rest of his life would be spent in LeRoy, NY.

     He will be dearly missed by his daugther, Sarah (Mark) Tomaszewski, grandchildren, Conor (Travis Bleier) Tomaszewski and Krysta Graham Tomaszewski.  He is also survived by his brother, Jack (Marty) Graham and several nieces, nephews and his cherished "grand-dogs", Harley and Oakley.

     He was a veteran of the Korean War.  The story is that when he left to start his army career, his sister, Nancy would not say goodbye to him.  She was afraid that he wouldn't return.  It shows the bond between the two and his mom because he was called "home" on the same day (Dec. 3) as his sister and mother.

     I remember hearing stories about a red convertible that David and Jack would ride past the Ladd house in LeRoy to catch my mom's attention.  I am so glad it worked and they were happily married for 55 years.

     He is predeceased by his wife, Lynette "Scottie" Graham, his parents, John and Isabelle Graham, sister, Nancy Graham Grayson Heath, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and Richard Ladd.

     He was a fireman in both Stafford and LeRoy, and was very proud of that.  His first job after coming home from Korea would be selling insurance.  After that, he found his love of selling real estate.  This was where he met so many people in the area.  Wherever we went, he would make a connection with people he spoke with.  Later in life, he purchased The Graham's Edson House B & B.  He loved meeting and helping people on their travels.  So many international travelers would get off a plane in NYC and hop on the Thruway and think they would see the country in a week.  He helped these people realize how big the United States is and they would have to pick and choose what they could see.

     The past nine months were trying due to COVID, but his family feels very blessed for the ten days we were able to spend with him at the end of his life.  We would like to give a Big Thank You to the C Wing staff at the Village Green Nursing home and the Activities Department for all that they do every day to make sure our loved ones are safe and feel loved.  I would also like to say Thank You to the wonderful group of people that helped him to stay in his apartment.  You gave us a wonderful year.

     So many people have such fond memories of my dad being in his yard at the B & B, that it only seems appropriate to remember him this way.  If you would like to send a memorial in his name to the LeRoy Village Green, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, NY 14482, this will go towards extending the gardens that we started in his wife's memory.

     A Service for David will be announced in the Spring of 2021.

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

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

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