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Attica ~ Timothy M. Zielinski, age 52, of Laurel Drive, passed away Wednesday morning (June 23, 2021) at Rochester General Hospital, in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born March 9, 1969 in Rochester, a son of Rhonda Behr Zielinski and the late Anthony W. Zielinski.

     Tim will be remembered for many things, but especially for his love of his family.  He was a very devoted and caring husband, father and grandfather, who also had a special loving bond with his in-laws. His 20+ year career as a registered nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital exemplified his compassion and devotion to others.

     He was passionate about all kinds of music, loved everything about nature, was a science and movie buff, enjoyed writing and anything to do with water.

     Tim will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Angelique Spring; his children, Garrett Wesley (Mandy) Spring and Victoria Faye Podwika; his dearly loved grandson, “Little” Wesley Ivan Spring II, his mother, Rhonda Zielinski and his sisters, Amanda Zielinski (Jamison) and Mary Zielinski (Michael).  Tim was also lovingly supported by his many in-laws and dear friends.

     Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Tim’s Life on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Rd., Batavia, N.Y.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tim may be made to his family, who will establish a music scholarship in his name.

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

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

Bergen - Cynthia S. Reynolds, 74 of Bergen, passed away on Wednesday, (June 23, 2021) at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Mrs. Reynolds was born December 10, 1946 a daughter of the late Stanley Ratajczak Jr. and Ann (Zamaitis) Ratajczak.

Cynthia was a parishioner of St. Brigid's Church in Bergen and greatly enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a hard worker who loved to antique and collect various things. Mrs. Reynolds was proud of her flower beds and liked to cook, work puzzles, and host family gatherings.   

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence "Larry" D. Reynolds of Bergen; children,  Michael Olander of Gates, Peter (Deana) Olander of Bergen, Sue (Mark) Barber of Bergen, and Robert (Carrie) Reynolds of Bergen; grandchildren, Tyler Lavare of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Zachary and Megan Olander of Gates, Jillaina Olander of Brockport, Jessica and Michael Olander of Churchville, Matthew and Aleah Olander of Bergen, Jaelynn Reynolds and Angela Young of Bergen; great-grandchildren, Arriel Shanley, and Ella Olander; a sister, Patricia (Michael) Kohlhagen of South Salem.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Anne Olander who passed away on May 24, 2005.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bergen Volunteer Fire Department or St. Brigid's Church.  

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

Shane Douglas Burger - Pavilion, passed away Monday June 21, 2021 at age 46 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born October 18, 1974 to Douglas and Lorna Burger, Shane graduated from Pavilion in 1993, and attended college at St. John Fisher. He worked for many years in restaurant management including; Batavia Downs, Creekside Inn, Taco Bell, Tully’s, Woody’s and others.

Shane was awarded the VITA Samaritan Award for performing CPR on a co-worker in cardiac arrest. He also was awarded the Carnegie Metal of Heroism and Hometown Hero Award both for rescuing a young girl from a burning car.

He is survived by his parents, his son, Kaden Burger, aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no calling hours. Donations in Shane’s honor will be accepted for a trust fund for Kaden Burger, 9766 Roanoke Rd., Pavilion, NY 14525. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit, www.leroyfuneralhome.com. Arrangement by Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home.

LeRoy / Campbell, NY ~ Jane E. Terrill, age 93, of West Avenue, passed away early Tuesday morning (June 22, 2021) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

     She was born June 6, 1928 on the family farm in Stafford, NY, a daughter of the late Blaine and Viola Hofmann Wight.

     While growing up in Stafford, Jane attended and graduated from the South Byron High School and went on to attend Houghton College, graduating with a teaching degree.  She went on to a long career in teaching high school math and science before retirement.  Jane ultimately moved from Campbell, NY in 2017 to The Greens in LeRoy.

     Jane is survived by her sisters, Nancy (Ronald) Johns of KY and June (Richard) Mullen of Byron; step-children, Robin (Gary) Woodbury and Doc (Jackie) Terrill; step-grandchildren, Nathan (Michele) Terrill and Matthew Terrill, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Warren Terrill and her sisters, Evelyn (Cal) Waterman, Mary (Charles) Torrey and Grace (Norman) Phelps.

     A special thank you to her nurse, Beth and caregivers, Katie and Shannon, as well as the staff at Highland Hospital's 5th Floor Blue-West.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     Contributions in memory of Jane are suggested to St. Ann's Foundation, "In memory of Jane Terrill of The Greens", 1500 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621 or the Thurston Fire Company, "First Responders", 7475 Co. Rt. 333, Campbell, NY 14821.

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

Wyoming/Ocklawaha, FL - Sandra  J. Van Buren, 78  of Ocklawaha, Florida and formerly of Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, (June 20, 2021) at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo.

Mrs. Van Buren was born May 21, 1943 in Arcade, a daughter of the late Alvie and Helen Schriber Rogers.

Sandra was a member of the Morning Star Cowboy Church in Florida. Sandra and her husband, Doc were foster parents to many children over the years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In her younger years, she enjoyed horseback riding.

Surviving is her husband, Delbert "Doc" L. Van Buren of Ocklawaha, Florida; children, Kimberly (Dennis) Osborne of Buffalo, Scott (Karen) Van Buren of Wyoming, and Wyatt (Eilah) Van Buren of East Bethany; step-children, Amy (Allen) Wright of Bethany, and Kelly (Kerri) Page of Linden. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Sandra is preceded in death by several siblings.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, (June 27th, 2021)  from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Sandra 's Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery in Stafford.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, 1028 Main St., 4th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

josh.jpg  Joshua T. Hurlburt, age 39, of Perry, NY passed away on Tuesday June 22, 2021. He was born in Warsaw, NY on December 6, 1981, a son to Dale W. “Sookie” and Evelyn M. “Evie” (Stradley) Hurlburt. He is preceded in death by his brother; Jason A. Hurlburt who passed away on December 22, 2000.

Josh was a 2000 graduate of Perry Central School. He was a Sergeant with the US Army and worked as a group leader at American Rock Salt in Groveland. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding snowmobiles and four wheelers, playing softball and just being outdoors. He especially loved spending time with his son Dominic.

He is survived by Son Dominic Jason Hurlburt of Perry; parents Sookie and Evie Hurlburt of Perry; maternal grandmother Maryln Eastman of Warsaw; a special friend Karly, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday June 25th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. A 1:00 Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 26th at the Funeral Home. Joshua will be laid to rest in the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association www.heart.org. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.


UPDATED: Beatrice Ostrander of Allen, Texas passed away on May 8, 2020 at the age of 88. She was born on September 16, 1931 to Zachariah “Boo” and Mary (Marrow) Cox in Carlton, New York.  Beatrice is a former resident of Alabama, New York.  Beatrice married Donald Ostrander on July 29, 1950 at the Kent Baptist Church in Kent, New York.  She was "gramma Bea" to the children she would babysit, Bea to her coworkers at J C Penney in Medina and at the corner store, Alabama Holley Farm, Aunt Beattie to nieces and nephews.  Bea enjoyed working in her roses, sewing, cooking and being independent in spite of a loss in her vision. She has left us with so many memories.
 
Beatrice is survived by her children, Sandra (Russ) Weimer or Allen, Texas, David (Donna) Ostrander of Fort Myers, Florida, and Douglas Ostrander of Bergen, New York; grandchildren, Christopher Weimer, Tricia (Kevin) Shafer, Kimberley Chapman, Nicole Ostrander, Amber Ostrander, and Ryan Ostrander; 10 great grandchildren, a sister, Mary (Wilbert) Fraiser of Barre Center, New York; and numerous other loving family and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ostrander (2001); 4 brothers, Robert, Sydney, John, and Clayton (Jean) Cox; and sisters, Anna Mae (Harold) Germeo, Sara “Betty” Churchill, and Florence “Tootie” Roth, nieces, Kathy Cox and Virginia Marie Cox, a nephew, John Cox.
 
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Alabama-Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church Street, Alabama, New York 14013. An inurnment will be held The Alabama Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Alabama-Basom United Methodist Church, The Alabama Fire Department or Crossroads House @ PO Box 402, Batavia, NY 14020 or online at www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.

The family of Beatrice Ostrander is being cared for by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow, 2525 Central Expressway, North, Allen, Texas 75013. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit TJMfuneral.com

suozzi.jpg  Patrick D. Suozzi, 85, of Medina, passed away on Monday June 21, 2021 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born in Batavia on July 7, 1935 to the late Pasquale and Teresa (Longobardi) Suozzi. In addition to his parents, Patrick is predeceased by his wife; Theresa (Riso) Suozzi; brothers Joseph and Paul Suozzi;

Patrick graduated from Batavia High School and the University of Buffalo. He was a United States Naval veteran of the Korean War. Patrick was a longtime extremely successful youth football coach in West Seneca and Liverpool New York and was an avid sports fan of the Bills, Sabres and Yankees. He loved attending Batavia Muckdogs baseball games with his son and greatly enjoyed weekly gatherings with his High School friends. Patrick was a successful businessman and a decorated USPS Letter carrier, and will be forever remembered as a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his son; Terry (Alberta) Suozzi of Medina; brothers Donald Suozzi of FL., Ralph (Maria) Suozzi of FL., Dennis (Marg) Suozzi of IN., Jeffery (Joanne) Suozzi of PA; sister Pamela (Thomas) Gorman) of Henrietta, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday June 29, 2021 at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. in Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics www.specialolympics.org or any mental health group or organization of the donor’s choice. 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.

sojda_pamela_-_photo2.jpgPamela (Stell) Sojda, 66 of East Bethany, passed from this earth on May 28, 2021.

She was born March 20, 1955, the youngest daughter of the late Max R. Stell and Esther (Bartell) Stell and grew up on Lewiston Rd. in Batavia. She moved to East Bethany with her late ex-husband, Julian Sojda in 1983, residing there for over 30 years.

Pam graduated from Oakfield-Alabama Central School and continued her education at Alfred State College and Genesee Community College. She was a teller at HSBC Bank for 11 years and an employee of Offhaus Farms, Inc. for over 25 years. She started working part time on the farm while still working at the bank, eventually going full time in 1991. Pam also worked part time at Noblehurst Farms where along with her co-worker, she helped with the development of the newsletter Calving Ease, which helped calf raisers do a better job of raising healthy calves on area dairy farms. A monthly meeting group called Heifer Discussion Group evolved from the newsletter, continued for over 10 years and helped those raising calves.

Pam’s love of animals was apparent and she enjoyed sharing her home and her life with many felines over the years. At times she was the loving caregiver of 5 cats in need of a good home and spoiling for a lifetime. She related that however long they would be a part of her life, she would make their lives happy, no matter how brief that time would be.

Pam was a person interested in a variety of things. She loved to cook and bake, trying new recipes and ingredients. She enjoyed being a homeowner, siding her own house, painting, wall-papering and laying floors. Along with her sister’s help, she built her own chicken coop and raised chickens as her father did when she was a child. Whatever project needed doing, Pam would try to do it herself, learning along the way. Pam enjoyed gardening, canning and freezing her produce and following her mothers passion for putting up what she grew. Pam enjoyed watercolor painting as well sewing her own cloths. Her knowledge of wildflowers, medicinal plants and birds became a passion in her teen years and continued throughout her lifetime.

A member of the Genesee Valley Bottle Collectors Assoc. of Rochester since the early 1970’s, she enjoyed collecting antiques and antique bottles. She was a person whose life was rescuing everything from baby birds, motherless bunnies and cats, to old broken and discarded things. Old furniture in need of love and repair became part of her furnishings.  She learned to refinish, repair and upholster along the way. Pam enjoyed having a home computer, creating spreadsheets and task lists for any need around her home. She enjoyed emailing and writing often times lengthy diatribes of her experiences with various happenings. The recipients of those emails, often funny, sometimes sad, related how talented a writer she was.

Pam served as a member and secretary of the Town of Bethany Zoning Board of Appeals for over 30 years. She was also a proud member of the NRA and SCOPE, having obtained her pistol permit when she was 59 years old.

She is survived by her sister, Deborah A. Konieczny and cousins. She is also survived by her longtime friend, Gordon Offhaus.

Friends and family may gather to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (June 30th) from 5-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where a memorial service will commence at 7pm after the conclusion of visitation.

Donations in Pam’s memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14020 or the Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program, P.O. Box 900, Buffalo, NY 14226. 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.

Stafford ~ Donna L. Ashley, age 86, passed away Saturday (June 19, 2021) at home, in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born October 29, 1934 in Emporium, PA, a daughter of the late Frank and Helma Van Epps Ellis.    

     Donna, better known as “Mom-Mom” will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and a dear friend to many.  She was a graduate of Cameron County High School in Emporium, PA and went on to received her degree as a registered nurse from Buffalo General Nursing School.  Her career as a devoted nurse spanned 40 years when she retired from the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home in 1996.

     She is survived by her children, Mark (Laura) Ashley, Michael Ashley, Matthew (Rebecca) Ashley and Anne Phillips; her grandchildren, Misty Ashley, Deanne Ashley, Andrew (Jennalee) Ashley, Ethan Ashley and Dylan (Alyssa) Ashley; several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William Ashley, Ray (Regina) Ashley and Gerry (Phyllis) Ashley, along with 4 nephews.

    She will be sadly missed by her dearest and lifelong friend, Janie (the sibling she never had) and the whole Vathy family. Also a special thank you to her dear friend, Aggie for always being there for her.

   She was predeceased by her husband of almost 61 years, Francis C. Ashley; her son, Andrew Ashley; sister-in-law, Peggy Ashley and son-in-law, George Phillips

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Bethany Fire Dept., 5253 Old Telephone Rd., East Bethany, NY 14054 or Home Care & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Ste. 6, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

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