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Oakfield - Eudocio Vazquez, 81 of Oakfield, passed away on Thursday, (December 24, 2020) at The Highlands at Brighton Nursing Facility in Rochester.

Mr. Vazquez was born March 20, 1939 in Salinas, Puerto Rico a son of the late Vidal (late Eugenia) Vazquez and the late Conception Rivera.

He was a former member of St. Padre Pio Parish and loved anything outside. Eudocio was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Eudocio is the husband of the late Edna (Osterstuck) Vazquez who passed away on May 7, 2020.

He is survived by his children, Anna (Joseph) Salone of Rochester, Connie (Russell Blumer) King of Batavia, Mary Davis of Batavia, Sarah Kreutz of Byron, Ashley Kreutz of Byron, and Adam Kreutz of Batavia; brothers, William Vazquez of Puerto Rico, Gabriel Vazquez, Miguel (Soraida) Vazquez, and Felipe (Rosalie) Vazquez all of Buffalo; sisters, Mina Vazquez of Puerto Rico, Lucy Garcia of Buffalo, Judith (late Bruce) Coleman of Puerto Rico, Maria (Edwin) Vazquez, Margarita Vazquez, Ana Cajigas, and Crusita Flythe all of Buffalo, and Martina (Ivan) Sanchez of Florida; a sister-in-law, Sharon Vazquez of Texas. 21 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Vazquez is preceded in death by a brother, Jose "Cookie" Vazquez; and a sister, Ada Vazquez.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Oakfield with Fr. Thaddeus Bocianowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, 6215 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100, Amherst, NY 14221.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Byron - Jane  L. Ivison, age 63, of Warsaw,  passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

Jane was born Monday, November 25, 1957 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Howard R. Ivison and Arlene Rudd Ivison.

 A 1976 graduate from Byron-Bergen High School, Jane retired from the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home in 2009 as their dietary supervisor. A lifetime member of South Byron United Methodist Church, she enjoyed playing Bingo, ceramics and her lottery tickets.

She is survived by her brother; Kenneth (Carole) Ivison of Union City, Pennsylvania; her sister; Karen (late Dave) Fuller of The Villages, Florida; five nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings; Beverly Ivison and William "Bo" Ivison.

There are no prior visiting hours. A celebration of life for Jane and Bo will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Byron Fire Department, P.O. Box 210, Byron, New York 14422.  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, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia - Edwin W. Schoenthal, 89 of Batavia passed away on Friday, (December 25, 2020) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Mr. Schoenthal was born June 4, 1931 in Alabama, a son of the late Walter and Mabel (Scharlau) Schoenthal.

Edwin graduated from Medina High School in 1949 and worked for many years at the former Genesee County Farm in Bethany. Upon the farm's closure, he began working as a Drill Press Operator at Batavia Metal Products.  A fireman for nearly 70 years, Mr. Schoenthal joined the Bethany Fire Department in 1951 where he was a life member and past chief; he was a life member and past president of the Stafford Fire Department; and a life member, former board member, and past vice president of the Alabama Fire Department where he worked bingo weekly. He received numerous awards over 7 decades in fire service including the Genesee County Fireman of the Year Award in 1968.  He was a member and past president of the Genesee County Chiefs Association; a past member of both the NYS and WNY Volunteer Firemans Associations.

Surviving along with his wife, Sally (Meisner) Schoenthal whom he married March 3, 1955 are his daughter, Judy Sanders of Batavia; grandchildren, Jeremy, Todd, Andy, Jason, and Jessie; brothers, Alan (Leticia) Schoenthal of Texas, and Lester (Janet) Schoenthal of Ontario; a sister, Gloria Lewis of Maryland. Numerous great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Ed is preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ann Long; and a grandson, Eric Fairbanks.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Edwin's Funeral Service will be held privately for his family, however will be live-streamed via the funeral home's website beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Fire Department, PO Box 798, Basom, NY 14013.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be limited to 25 people throughout the course of visitation. Please be prepared to wait outside. Face coverings and social distancing are required. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

Batavia - Joyce  L. Bassett, 87  of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Bassett was born March 23, 1933 in Warsaw, a daughter of the late Lewis Bush and Charlotte Stevens Bush.

She retired from the New York State School for the Blind as the kitchen supervisor and was the former manager at The Batavia Club. Along with her late husband, Robert, they were the original owners and proprietors of The Batavia Party House. She loved being with her family.

Joyce is the wife of the late Robert F. Bassett who passed away on April 11, 2005.

Surviving are her daughter, Stacey (William) Bradley of Batavia; her daughter-in-law, Robin Bassett of Batavia;  five grandchildren; Melissa (Chad) Maniace, Marla Bassett and Justin, Brandon and Ethan Bradley; two great-grandchildren; Brooke and Brielle Maniace along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her son, Wayne William Bassett, who passed away on February 12, 2019 and her siblings, Gerald, Homer, Wayne, Richard Bush, her twin brother Jack Bush, June Monagan, Phyllis Irwin, Diana Dumbleton and Marilyn Cristie.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.   She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. A public celebration to honor Joyce will be held during the summer at a time, date and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter,6215 Sheridan Dr #100, Buffalo, New York 14221 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Le Roy, NY - Mary Ann (Coats) Vink, loving wife, mother, Nana, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening (December 23, 2020) at the age of 63 at Le Roy Village Green Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Randy; her children, Nicole (Joel) Cleveland, Jeremy Vink, and Sarah (Craig) Freeman; her grandchildren, Brynn, Edwin, and Clark Cleveland, and Connor Freeman; her mother, Louise; her siblings, Cindy and Bob; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Hugh.
     Mary Ann was born September 8, 1957 in Scio, NY where she graduated from Scio Central School before moving to Rochester, NY. It was while working at Kodak that Mary Ann met her husband, Randy and they married on May 22, 1982. She loved her husband unconditionally and her children and grandchildren wholeheartedly. Mary Ann was witty, silly, an amazing cook, and she was a mother to so many more than just her children. Her kitchen was always open to anyone who was hungry. Those that knew Mary Ann would say her greatest passion in life was her grandchildren, and there was nothing she wouldn't do for them.
     Due to Covid restrictions, there are no plans for a memorial service at this time. 

     In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the LeRoy Food Pantry, 48 Main Street, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482.

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

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

jamescworthington.jpgJames A. Worthington, 82 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Silver Creek, NY on January 11, 1938 to the late Charles (Irene Ransom) Worthington. He is preceded in death by a brother Richard Worthington and sister Joyce Kelly.

Mr. Worthington worked for many years at Gerber Products in Fremont, MI. He was also a very talented painter and carpenter. Jim was a longtime member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and in his younger years was very involved in church societies.

Jim loved working on cars, especially with his boys and loved watching his girls play sports. He was a very hands on father that loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Harriet (Lang) Worthington whom he married on July 28, 1956; children James C. (Roberta) Worthington of Amherst, Cynthia (James Ponzi) Ward of Jamesville, NY, Jeffery (Grace) Worthington of Durham, NC, Ann Marie DiLaura of Batavia; brothers Ralph of LeRoy, Paul of Buffalo and Wesley Worthington of TN; 8 grandchildren, Charlotte, Clara, Sean, Alexa (Jacob), Cherie, Kimberly, Danielle, T.J. (Hailey); 2 great-grandchildren, Kasen and Jesse; two special nieces Marie DeFreze and Susan Johnson, along with many nieces and nephews.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 W. Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Pavilion ~ Marna J. Twichell, age 94, passed away early Wednesday morning (December 23, 2020) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     She was born August 8, 1926 at home in Chili, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Clara Daugherty Voke.

     Marna was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many.  She enjoyed bowling, golf, playing cards and doing needlepoint.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, David Twichell of Batavia, Nancy Elliott of Pavilion and Brian (Anne Ngu) Twichell of Texas; grandchildren, Eric (Belle) Elliott, Elizabeth Twichell, Joshua Pedraza (Anna) and Nicole (Otis) Thomas; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter, along with many nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert L. Twichell, sisters, Alta (Leonard) Sherman and Joan (Donald) Jacobs, son-in-law, Brian Elliott and grandson, Timothy Evan Robert Backes.

     A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Interment in the Pavilion Cemetery will be private.

     Marna's family wish to acknowledge and thank the staff of the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for their compassion and wonderful care of their mother and grandmother during her stay there.

     Contributions in memory of Marna are suggested to the Sunshine Fund at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson St., LeRoy, NY 14482

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

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

Major Kemp Sr., age 80, courageously surrendered his life to the Lord on December 22nd , 2020 at his home in Batavia, New York.  Major was born on February 5th, 1940 in Greenville, Alabama to the late Mr. and Mrs. Hillary and Catherine (Steel) Kemp.

Major was committed to his work, living life & family.  He was a dedicated brother, uncle, lover, father, grandfather & great grandfather.  He served his country as a member of the United States Army in 1957.    Major will be forever missed.  He leaves the following family behind to cherish his wonderful memories:

Girlfriend -  Brenda Terry

Children - *Stephon “Bud” (LaDel) Cook – Whitney (Joel) Grace, Stephon Jr.(Kiesha) Cook,  Aundrea, Xavier and great granddaughters Jordyn, Jaida and Mckinnely.  *Ronnie (Cecelia) Moore - LaTonnia and great granddaughter Aliyah Rose.  *Gwendolyn.   *Todd (Linda) Kemp - Craig, Micah, Trey, Maddy, Yvonne.  *Heather  Kemp – Devin, great granddaughters Serenity and Carson.  *Brian (Beth) Kemp – Parker, Talidy, Myloh, & Aslan.  *Danny (Chris) Kemp – Teiona, Alyssa, Eli & Eva.  *Katie (Joe) Smith – Tezni, Antwain, Kwame, Joma, Nunu, great grandson Dre’dyn and great granddaughter Zariella.  *Major Jr. (Kari) Kemp– Cody, Makenzie (Ryan) King, Kaelin, Major “Malik” the 3rd & Ty Kristopher.

Siblings  –  Willie “Jay” (Michelle) Kemp– Brandy (Damian) Jefferson and 4 children.  Sabrina (Tino) Taylor and 3 children, Andrea (Carlos) Brown and 3 children, Krystal Kemp and 3 children.  Ricky Kemp.  Pre-deceased by Brothers Robert Kemp, Willie “James” Kemp, William “Earl” Kemp and Sister Leola Kemp.

Best Friend – Marge Behl and many, many other friends and acquaintances.

Major was a friend, motivator & mentor, always willing to help those in need.  A fair and honest man that had a teachable moment in every life learned story that he told.  An amazing  man  -  truly a jack of all trades.  Even in the end, he showed us his strength & determination to make it home to be with his family. He had been there for us all our lives and we were there for him.   Now, his work here is done.  He received his call, an offer he couldn't refuse.  A reunion with family & friends he hasn't seen in a long  time.

Don't grieve for me, now I'm free.

Following the path God laid for me.

Taking his hand, when I heard him call,

Turning  my back & leaving it all.

Visitation will be held on Monday form 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial, with military honors, will be held at Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Donald R. Carroll Toys for Kids Fund, 37 Center Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Major's name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

*Due to the ongoing pandemic, funeral home capacity is limited to 25 people. Social distancing and facial coverings are required. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation*

Byron - Ronald I.Schramm, 82 of Byron, passed away on Sunday, (December 20, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Schramm was born March 27, 1938 in Batavia, a son of the late Christian Schramm and Ethel (Sage) Schramm.

Ron was outdoorsy and enjoyed playing horseshoes, boating, and fishing. He also enjoyed bowling. He was an avid Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan. Ron along with his late wife adopted 18 children and fostered over 170. 

Ronald is the husband of the late Theodora J. "Teddie" Schramm who passed away October 14, 2019.

Surviving are his children, Peter (Elizabeth) Schramm of New Bern, North Carolina, Raymond (Edna) Schramm of Batavia, Scott (Lori) Schramm of Middleport, and Cindy L. Day of Alabama; a daughter-in-law, Mary Schramm of Bergen; a brother, Leonard (Esther) Schramm of Ocala, Fla.; sisters, Althea (late Richard) Penepent of Batavia, and Ethel (Roger) Uptegrove of Castile. 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Ron is preceded in death by a son, Ronald H. Schramm, Sr.; a brother, Donald (late Ann) Schramm; sisters, Daris (late Richard) Stack, and Edna (late Charles) Torrey.

There is no visitation. A memorial service will be held for Ron at a later date to be announced. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery in Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Marilyn  B. Thurau, 89 of Batavia,  passed away on Monday, (December 21, 2020) at Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia.

Mrs. Thurau was born January 21, 1931 in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Franklin and Catherine (Havelaar) Brown.

Marilyn was a graduate of Batavia High School and thereafter the State University College for Teachers at Buffalo. She taught Elementary Art in the Batavia School System in the 1950s. She was a bridal consultant at C.L. Carr Department Store from 1981-1988.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal church, a past member of the Altar Guild, past member of the Vestry, and former Sunday School teacher. A past member of the Genesee Memorial Hospital League and past member of the YWCA Board of Directors.

Marilyn is the wife of the late Don M. Thurau; mother of the late Sara (late Ray) Rogers; and sister of the late Joan (late Dean) Dymond.

She is survived by her daughters, Beth (Bernard) Newhard of South Dennis, Mass., and Carrie (Eric) Kress of Livonia; grandchildren, Abigail, Samantha, and Erin Kress, Bridget and Patricia Newhard, and Terese Rogers.

There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at a date to be announced at St. James Episcopal Church. Mrs. Thurau will be laid to rest in the St. James Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Arrangements for Marilyn were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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