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Batavia ~ Howard LaVerne Austin, age 70, passed away on June 4, 2022 in the loving presence of his family.

    howard_austin_0.png Howard's passions were working on cars.  He had his own Auto Body Shop for years and later worked for K & M Automotive.  He loved auto racing of all kinds.  He raced Micro Sprints at several tracks around the Northeast USA.  He loved teaching his skills and passions of life and racing to his children and grandchildren.  We will always carry his memory in our hearts.

     He will be sadly missed by his wife, Helen L. (Moore) Austin; his children, Jeffrey (Carri) Austin, Michael Austin, Jason (Kimberly) Austin and Kim (Frank) Cuttitta; his grandchildren, Cameron, Ava, Brynn, Abbie, Alli, Liam and Brycen; brothers, David (late Carol) Austin, Harold (late Andrea) Austin and the late Gene (Vicki) Austin; sister, Donna (Norbert) Barber; mother-in-law, Helen Moore; brothers-in-law, Ken (Cheryl) Moore and Jim F. (Penny) Moore Jr., along with several nieces and nephews.

     Howard was predeceased by his parents, Percy M. H. Austin and Dorothy (Hart) Austin Brown and his father-in-law, James F. Moore Sr.

     A Celebration of Howard's Life will be held at a later date.

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

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

Jennifer K. Roblee, 47, of Maple Ave., Le Roy, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

   jennifer_roblee_batavian_0.jpg  She was born Feb. 14, 1975 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of Elizabeth Powers and Bruce (Mary) Platek.

     Jennifer will be remembered for her courageous battle with cancer and her contagious beautiful laughter and smile. Loving Mother to her daughters, Madison and Presley. Her family and friends were her world.

     Jennifer is survived by her loving husband, Scott, of 22 years; daughters, Madison and Presley; sisters, Maureen (Jeff) Estabrooks, Samantha and Sara Platek, mother-in-law, Sue Roblee and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

     She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Darrell Roblee (2015) and brother-in-law, Jon Roblee (2021). 

     Family and friends may call at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd, LeRoy, on Monday, June13 from 3 - 6 PM. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 14 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. Interment will be at Machpelah Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to Le Roy Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 56, LeRoy, NY 14482

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

Elba – Scottie Ligon, age 40, of Elba passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

He was born on July 18, 1981, in Batavia, a son of Hattie B. Miles Ligon of Elba and the late Benjamin J. Ligon, Sr.

Surviving along with his mother are his daughter, Addison Ligon; his brother, Benjamin J. Ligon, Jr.; sisters, Patricia (Ira Moss) Stephens of Fultondale, Alabama and Shirley Wood of Auburn, Alabama along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Scottie adored spending time with his daughter Addison. He loved being outdoors, enjoyed fishing, hunting, fixing cars and spending times with friends and loved ones. He was a supervisor at Custom Molding Solutions in Churchville.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Scottie’s funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 am at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 516 Ellicott Street, Batavia. He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


December 21, 2019 Patricia Ann (Link) Pittler passed away and moved on to be with her family, relatives and friends. Patricia was born on February 8, 1947.

Patricia Ann [Link] Pittler is the daughter of Earl and Eleanor Link of Batavia, New York. They were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Batavia NY where she was married on May 3, 1969 to Thomas Alan Pittler for 51 years.

Patricia was a Dental Hygienist and part time fashion model. 
 
Patricia passed while living in Dallas Texas. She and her husband moved away from Western New York August, 1980, periodically returning on occasion over those 40 years. Patricia and her husband had one child, Bradley Pittler who lives in Dallas Texas.
 
A memorial service will be held in the Batavia area at Pembroke Community Church, 692 Main Road, Corfu New York, 14036 on August 27,  2022 beginning at 11 a.m.
 
The service will be a celebration of Patricia's life and will be dedicated to both the devine loss along with up living stories of her life with her husband. 
 
Her family and friends have not seen Patricia in decades. A collage of photos covering 54 years have been prepared (162 pictures), available at the service and during the lunch which will be served in the church following the service.
 
Please make donations to the church where the service is being held. We are extremely grateful they have allowed us to hold the service in their Church. Flowers will be provided by Mr. Pittler's family.
Everyone is welcome to attend this service and the lunch.
 

Monica Marie Gress, 55, of Elba, passed away on June 6, 2022 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Monica was born May 19, 1967 in Batavia, the daughter of Paul (Beth) Weslow and Patricia (Robert) Fehr.

Monica enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and walking her property with her faithful companion, Riley.  

Surviving along with her parents are her husband, Dale Gress; daughter, Melissa Marshall; grandchildren, Jenna Bader and Charlee Marshall and brother, Bach Weslow.   

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Monica's Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. also on Tuesday.

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

gwynne1.jpg  Edwin I Gwynne, 91, of North Boston, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born November 2, 1930 in Buffalo to the late Allen and Nellie (Greene) Gwynne.


He is survived by his wife, Mary (Mead) Gwynne; three children, David, Donna (Chris) Burns Sr., and the late Belinda (Robert) Ersing; five grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Pacino, Robert (Allison) Ersing Jr, Christopher Burns Jr (Brittany Burroughs), Mandi (Tim) Klinger and Anita Burns; five great-grandchildren, Connor, Emma, Alanna, Bobby, & Anthony; and his sister Velma Rennicks. He is predeceased by 6 siblings.

Friends and family are invited to an 11:00AM Graveside Service on Wednesday July 6th at the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu. a Celebration of life to take place at Southtowns Walleye Club (Hamburg, NY) on Saturday August 6th with a time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southtowns Walleye Club, 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075. 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.

 

Ronald E. Leaton, age 75, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, (January 5, 2022).

Born August 20, 1946 in Batavia, NY, he was the son of the late Edwin and Arlene Leaton, and brother of the late Kibbie Leaton.

To carry on his memory are his sons, Chris (Denise) Leaton and Kevin (Karin) Leaton, his two grandsons, Cole and Caden Leaton, and his siblings, Rick (Marcia) Leaton, Susie (Larry) Aiello, and Tom (Judy) Leaton. Ron will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Ron had a long and fulfilling career with Continental Can, Heekin Can, and Ball Corporation, calling Evergreen, Colorado home for more than 20 years. During his time in Colorado, Ron honed his skill of woodworking, enjoyed to cook and bake, and loved celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Ron enjoyed sports and was an avid Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, and Denver Broncos fan, but he never lost his loyalty to his hometown team, the Buffalo Bills. He was a longtime member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Ron’s retirement years were spent in Palm Coast, FL and St. Simmons Island, GA. To be closer to his grandsons, Ron moved to Dallas, TX, where he spent the final years of his life.  

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 11:00 am in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. A celebration of Ron's life will immediately follow at Batavia Country Club, 7909 Byron Road in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory can be made to the PAN Foundation, CLL. https://www.panfoundation.org.

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

Florida / LeRoy ~ Frank D. Pierce, age 88, of Port Charlotte and Gully Road, passed away Sunday evening (June 5, 2022) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

   frank_pierce_0.jpeg  He was born November 18, 1933 in Rochester, a son of the late Frank and Jessie Gates Pierce.

     Frank will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend to many. He was a U S Army veteran and a long time junior high science teacher in the Wayne Central School District.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Jane Lumley Stein-Pierce; his children, Holly Kelleher of Walworth and Scott (Jill) Pierce of Ontario; grandchildren, Brianna (Jeffrey) DiPasquale, Alicia Kelleher, Shannon Kelleher, Jackson Pierce and Katherine Pierce; great-grandson, Nolan DiPasquale, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Justine E. Pierce and his four siblings.

     Family and friends are invited to Frank’s Celebration of Life Service to be held on Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Frank are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14344 Jamison Way, Port Charlotte, FL  33953

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

LeRoy ~ Helen P. Nugent-Mangefrida, age 84, of Exchange Street, passed away Sunday evening (June 5, 2022) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

  helen_nugent-mangefrida_0.jpg   She was born October 6, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Ronald and Bernadette Campion Nugent.

     Helen will be remembered as a very loving and caring mother and dear friend to many.  When you first met Helen, you knew that you had a friend for life.  She had so many passions in life to mention.  Her energy and compassion for people led her to nursing and eventually opening an adult care home, Elder Care, where she and her son, John, cared for so many and ran together from 1991 - 2004. She enjoyed travelling, especially to Boston and Las Vegas, casino trips, reading, gardening, was an animal lover and was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and the Boston Red Sox.  She was a great cook, especially known for her chicken cutlets and potato salad, and a lover of any music by John Tesh.

     She will be sadly missed by her son and care provider, John Schutte of LeRoy; her daughter, Helen Remington of New Jersey and special friends, Missy Johnson and Kimberly Randall.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, June 11 from 3 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 7:00 PM.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Woodward Memorial Library, 7 Wolcott Street, LeRoy, NY 14482

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

gordoneoffhaus.jpgGordon E. Offhaus, 86 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at LeRoy Village Green. He was born November 15, 1935 in Buffalo to the late Earl and Irene (Dorschide) Offhaus.  

Gordon grew up along the Buffalo Creek in Porterville and Wales Center. As a young boy he worked on his grandfather’s farm as well as neighboring farms with his uncle Ken Offhaus. Gordon graduated from high school at the age of 16 in 1952 and went to work driving dump truck and breeding cows for ABS. He married Joady Ertel in 1957 and had two sons.

In 1959 he bought 18 cows, equipment and rented a farm until 1972 when he purchased a farm in Batavia with his brother Bruce and cousin Ken Hall. Gordon was a Free Mason and a member of Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #694 for over 60 years. He received many agricultural awards and achievements, he had a true passion for farming. He served the Town of Batavia Planning Board for over 40 years.

He enjoyed new equipment, technology and watched the industry advance from hand milking, horse drawn equipment to fully automated milking and GPS guided equipment. He appreciated all the ag related business in Genesee County and the people that make it happen. Due to a broken body from two head on collisions and being run over by a tractor he spent his last two years at LeRoy Village Green where he peacefully passed Sunday evening. He was most proud of his grandchildren.  

He is survived by his two sons, Dan and Scott Offhaus; five grandchildren, Travis (Cassy) Offhaus, Sarah (Jaemin) Yandow, Levi, Elizabeth and Danielle Offhaus; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel Yandow, Mason and Savannah Offhaus; sister Barbara (Frank) Spanitz, their sons, Gary, Russell and Jeff; brother Bruce (Donna) Offhaus, their sons, Gregory and Joel.  

Friends are invited to call on Monday, June 13, 2022 from 4 to 8 pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A private Funeral Service will be held at St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church in East Aurora. He will be interred at Maple Rest Cemetery, Marilla.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center Hospital Foundation, 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 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.

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