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scottrgraham.jpgScott R. Graham of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2021 at the age of 56. Scott, the son of the late Richard “Dick” Graham and Cynthia (nee Palicki) Rodkey, he graduated from Batavia HS and ECC. He worked within the dental laboratory field for over 30 years. He was proud owner of Batavia Dental Laboratory for the past 4 years.

Scott is survived by his sons, Colin Graham and Jared Graham both of Oakfield, mother Cynthia (Robert) Rodkey of Batavia, late father Richard (Shari) Graham of Chili, sister Sandy (Mike) Anchor and nephews, Zack, Josh and niece Jessica all of Batavia, along with his former wife Bobbie Graham of Oakfield.

Scott enjoyed childhood summers at Horseshoe Lake, loved golfing, sailing and scuba diving. He was a past member of the Batavia Jaycees and took pride in having a “plethora of random knowledge”.

A remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held at Kiwanis Park, 3808 W Main St Rd, Batavia, NY, on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 2 to 4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. 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.

Shortsville,  William “Billy” Stubinger-Plaisted age 15, was called back to heaven on June 25th, 2021. Billy the Brave passed away a hero. He fought as hard as he could to come back to us before his beautiful heart couldn't fight anymore. He then gave the gift of life with his organs.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life for Billy the Brave on Friday July 2, 2021, 10am at Wellspring Church 22 Teft Ave. Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Contributions for Billy’s family may be made to Rosalie and Jeffrey Plaisted 330 Fall Brook Circle Clifton. Springs, NY 14432.

Billy was a kind and gentle soul, too sweet for this world. He loved his family and we love him so much. He was the best son and best big brother anyone could ask for. He wanted to be a soldier in the army and an animal control officer. He loved being at the lake with his family, playing with his siblings, being with his cats and dogs, playing video games, riding his bike, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, and growing vegetables in his very own garden at grandma and grandpas. Mommy and daddy love you and adore you and miss you so much Billy. My precious first born baby, mommy and daddy and all your brothers and your sister will be with you at the lake again someday. 

Billy is survived by his parents Rosalie and Jeffrey Plaisted, Brothers Johnathan and Donovan Stubinger, Jeffrey Plaisted and sister Grace Plaisted. Paternal grandparents William and Catherine Plaisted, Aunt Shelly (Brian) Alvaro, Uncles Billy (Angela Ridley) Erti and John (Diane Wade) Erti, Cousins Hudson and Wyatt Erti, Sara Chase and many friends and extended family.
Funeral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home, 70 Main Street, Phelps.

larrylhinz.jpgLarry L. Hinz, Sr, 81 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Laurel, DE on August 12, 1939 to the late Frank (Josephine Hoffman) Hinz. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Margaret (Johnston) Hinz, brothers, William and Frank Hinz, sister Patricia Johnston.

Larry worked as an Over the Road Truck Driver and then went on to work and retire from PW Minor in Batavia. He was proud to serve in the Army Reserves and National Guard, he was also a member of the Alexander Fire Department for many years. Larry was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. Family was most important to Larry, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

He is survived by his children, Margaret (Michael) Taylor of LeRoy, Larry (Patricia) Hinz Jr of Batavia; Roxanne (Michael) Sentiff of Brockport, sisters, Dorothy Sanfrantello of Batavia, Ruth Ann Hinz of Alexander, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.


Dorothy L. Batchellor, age 98, formerly of Oak Orchard Road in the Town of Barre, passed away December 2, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia following a brief illness. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, July 16 at 10am at Holy Family Parish in Albion.

peteaprial.jpgPete A. Prial, 62 of Attica, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 27, 2021. He was born May 6, 1959 in Warsaw to June Pope of Attica and the late William Prial. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Brian and Ronald Prial.

Pete served in the US Army in the Netherlands where he met his wife, he was very proud of his service to his country. He was a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 60 for many years and it was one of his greatest joys, teaching them what he had learned so many years ago. Pete was a retired truck driver, avid hunter, fisherman and all around outdoorsman. He tried to take full advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Pete will be missed so very much, he was liked and loved by so many.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Jacqueline Prial of Attica, children, Lindsey (Robert) Patton of Pittsford, Ian (Alexis) Prial of Attica, Trenton and Carter, brother Victor Prial, sisters Rose (Scott) Hubbard of Akron, Lorrie (Lauren) Berger of Texas, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Nancy Ann (Galland) Gardner, 59, of Arizona, formerly of Darien, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021.

Nancy was born on June 20, 1962, in Ontario, Canada. She was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Nancy Topham Galland.

Nancy loved to evangelize anyone who needed to hear of the love of Jesus.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Richard Gardner, her son, Anthony (Carissa) Ferris of Arizona and her daughter, Kristy Weremblewski of Buffalo; her precious grandchildren, Clark Ferris Whiteside, Anthony John Ferris, Aliza, Cheyenne, Aaliyah and Jocelynn Weremblewski, Olivia Carter and Josiah Rodriguez; her sisters, Joan (Ken) Brauner, Elizabeth (Mark) Sheldon; brothers, Francis (Wendy) Galland and Daniel Galland; survived by her spiritual mother, Dorothy Antoine. Several nephews and a niece also survive.

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu, NY. 

Local arrangements by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Perry ~ Bruce Allen Hettler, age 75 of N. Main Street, passed away on Sunday (June 27, 2021) at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Home in Warsaw.

     He was born December 18, 1945 in Brockport, NY, a son of the late Carlton and Anna Marie Campbell Hettler.

     Bruce was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who cherished his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He will be remembered as a very hardworking, yet quiet man, who loved NASCAR races and enjoyed the outdoors and watching the news to keep up on current events.

     He is survived by his devoted wife, Gail Anderson Hettler; his children, Missy Hettler (Jeff) of PA, Corrina (Wayne) Taylor of Pavilion and Michael Scott Nicholson; his step-children, Daniel Anderson of FL and Christopher (Christina) Anderson of LeRoy ; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his brother, Carl (Donna) Hettler of Palmyra; nephews, Brian Hettler and Tommy Hettler, along with several loving in-laws and dear friends.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bruce's family for distribution to charities of their choice.

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

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

Elroy Milton Wrathall, 95, of Bergen, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

Elroy was born November 6, 1925 in Medina, a son of the late Frank and Mabel (Amos) Wrathall.

A veteran, Elroy served with the United States Army.  He was an inspector for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy.

Surviving are his daughters,  LuAnn (John) Wells of Bergen and Deborah (David) Roggow of New Mexico; four grandsons, nieces and a nephew.

Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Wrathall and his brothers, Everett, Franklin and Keith Wrathall.

Elroy's family would like to thank the staff at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia for the wonderful care they provided for their father.

Elroy's services will be held privately by his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New York State Veterans Home, Donation Fund, Attn: Administration, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

Arrangements for Elroy were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

Byron ~ Martha M. "Marty" Saxman, age 73, of Tripp Road, passed away Sunday evening (June 27, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     She was born November 12, 1947 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Marie Neiner Pape.

     Marty will be remembered as a very caring and kind person, who was devoted to her family.  She enjoyed her coffee time and playing cards with family and friends.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband of 54 years, David D. Saxman; her children, David Saxman Jr., Dawn (Dan) Clark, Herbert (April) Saxman and Christopher (Sue) Saxman; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Beverly Layton and Betty Christ, along with many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by many brothers and sisters.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, July 2 from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy. 

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

whitbeck_kenneth_-_photo3.jpgKenneth M. Whitbeck, 77 of Akron, passed away suddenly on Friday (June 25, 2021) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born February 1, 1944 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late John “Louie” and Elizabeth Pfohl Whitbeck.

Survivors include a daughter, Dawn L. Whitbeck of Akron. Son, Tom Whitbeck of Akron. Grandchildren, Christopher M. Borchert, Matthew H. Borchert, Bryan A. Whitbeck and Tyler J. Whitbeck. Brother, James S. (Sally) Whitbeck of East Rochester. Nephews, Adam J. Whitbeck (Holly)(3 Great Nephews), Andrew J. Whitbeck (Sarah), Amanda M. Morabito (Michael)(3 Great Nieces)

Ken was predeceased by his wife, Dale H. Whitbeck (Hutchinson); son, Steven A. Whitbeck and brother Everett G. Whitbeck.

Mr. Whitbeck was retired from General Motors after working at the Tonawanda Engine Plant for 33 years. He was a proud Veteran, having served his country with the U.S. Army from 1965-1967.

In retirement, Ken was able to give more time to the hobbies he loved to do with his family.  Some of the hobbies included wood working, where he would cut or carve out many items for mom to paint and share with his children and grandchildren for birthdays and holiday gifts.  He enjoyed taking care of his flowers and lawns, for all to enjoy.  Fishing was a hobby he shared with many friends and family members, on Lake Ontario and Lake Allice.  In the evenings he enjoyed watching the Yankees play baseball.  Weekends were spent relaxing at Lake Allice with family and friends, and enjoyed being “Captain Ken” for the pontoon boat rides. For many years he travelled to Florida with his late wife, enjoying the sites and warm weather. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Ken will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, memories and condolences on Thursday (July 8th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, where a memorial service will be Friday (July 9th) at 10:30am. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery. The family invites friends to a memorial luncheon at 12pm at the American Legion L.L. Tillman Post 900, located at 9 Eckerson Ave, Akron, NY  14001.

Memorial contributions in his name may be offered to American Legion L.L. Tillman Post 900. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

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