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Eric Helmut Fueglein

By Joshua Smith
Apr 24, 2023, 7:56am

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Eric Helmut Fueglein announce his passing on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the age of 87.

He was born October 28, 1935 in Schweinfurt, Germany and traveled to Batavia with his wife in 1955.  He served in the National Guard while also working as a plant engineer at Chapin Manufacturing Inc, where he eventually retired after 42 years.

Eric’s hobbies included wood working, bird watching, and photography. He will be fondly remembered as a very patient, meticulous, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, co-worker, and friend.

Eric is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gisela Fueglein, and his daughter Tamy (Mark) Butcher. He will be deeply missed and remembered as the best Opi to Aimee (Adam) Snyder and Kimberlee (Brian) Carpenter and to five great-grandchildren (Ava, Colin, Evan, Owen, and Camden).

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with entombment in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humane Society of Genesee County (

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Arrangements for Eric were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Maurice V. (Morie) Harrison

By Joshua Smith
Apr 22, 2023, 6:36pm

Maurice Harrison, 93, a lifelong resident of Batavia, passed away on March 6, 2023 at the Atkinson Home in Newbury, Vermont, where he had been residing for the past year.

He is survived by his children, Vicki Currier (Jay Fisher) of Batavia, and Marvin Harrison (Louise) of Newbury, Vermont; grandson, Reed (Annie); and great-grandchildren, Maggie and Chase in Portland, Oregon. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marian, in 2019; his sister, Arlene Slivinski; son-in-law, Bud Currier; and his parents, Benjamin and Mildred.

With stints at Rogers Dairy, Sealtest Ice Cream, Dairylea, and Genesee Community College, Morie enjoyed working close to home and with interesting teams of colleagues.

Morie was a longtime member of Godfrey's Pond and the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a Town of Batavia volunteer firefighter, devoting many years to service of the community and those organizations on their boards and committees.

He enjoyed cars and trucks, grounds keeping (no dandelion was safe in his reach) and general puttering to keep things neat and tidy, wherever he set foot. He noticed and was quick to comment on any place that was less than his opinion of 'neat and tidy.'

An informal celebration of life with refreshments will be held Saturday (April 29, 2023) at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 190 Oak Street in Batavia. Stories from Morie's past will be welcomed! Memorial gifts may be sent to the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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

Dennis A. Yaple

By Lisa Ace
Apr 22, 2023, 5:47pm

Dennis A. Yaple. With much sorrow, we announce the passing of Dennis A. Yaple, a hardworking, quiet, family man, who left us on April 19, 2023, from a broken heart after his beloved wife, Diane, passed away in 2021.

Born on January 31, 1948, in Buffalo NY, he was known for his work ethic and love for his family.  Dennis enjoyed simple pleasures, like a cold beer at any time of day. For the past 25 years, he cherished his Wednesday afternoon visits to the VFW Beachhead with his son-in-law, Kevin.

He is survived by his loving children Denise (Andrew) Young, Danielle (Kevin) Riggs, Lynette (Dan) Beaumont; adoring grandchildren Branden, Jacob, Alix, Nick, Lauren, Macie, Gavin, Andrew, and Joie; brother Lynn (Kathy) Yaple; mother-in-law Rita Amend; sister-in-law Kathy (Volker) Schaal; brother-in-law Karl (Roxanne) Amend; and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his wife and sister Sandy Baker, Dennis's memory lives on through his loved ones.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the VFW Beachhead in Alexander at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 10th. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Dennis's name.

Mr. Robert V. Call, Jr.

By Joshua Smith
Apr 22, 2023, 9:36am

Robert V. Call, Jr. “Bob” 96 of Oakfield, born to Robert V. Call and Lucille Hale Call on August 14, 1926, died peacefully at his residence on April 15th, 2023. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Lorinda “Rindy” Terry Call, sons, Robert Call III and baby boy Call, daughter, Patricia Riner, sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie (Elting) Wells, Evelyn (Harland) Brumsted, Elizabeth (Theodore) Kingsley, and brother, Richard “Dick” Call.

Bob was raised on the family farm on Lewiston Road in Batavia and was a 1944 graduate of Batavia High School. He served in the U.S. Navy as an Aircraft Technician working as a specialist in avionics. He then attended Cornell University’s College of Agriculture earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1950. In 1980, Bob completed the Small Business Company Management Program at Harvard University Business School.

Bob, followed by his younger brother Dick, returned home to the family farm after graduating from Cornell. The two of them partnered together to buy the farm from their dad and incorporated Robert V. Call & Sons into My-T Acres, Inc., and Call Farms, Inc. in the late 1950’s.

Active in many agricultural, community and religious organizations, Bob’s generosity served many organizations well, not only financially, but also with his continued volunteering efforts. Bob was an active member of Farm Foundation and was a life member of the Cornell University Council.  He served as President of the NYS Vegetable Growers Association, President of Genesee County Farm Bureau, Chairman of the NY Council of Agricultural Organizations, and was founder of the NYS Vegetable Research Committee for Processing Vegetables at Cornell University. Bob also served as a director and Chairman for Farm Credit Bank of Springfield MA for 14 years as well as director of Farm Credit Council in Denver, CO. His visionary eye in rural land utilization was recognized when NYS Governor Nelson Rockefeller tapped Bob to be an original member on the Governor’s Commission on Preservation of Agricultural Lands that resulted in the formation of Agricultural Districts and Agricultural Use Farm Assessments.

Bob married “Rindy” in 1951 and they built their home on a piece of land adjacent to the home farm in 1960. It was there where they started their family and hosted exchange students from Oakfield-Alabama Schools and Cornell University along with many other domestic and international students and guests.

In 1961, Bob was instrumental in the formation of the Pro-Fac Cooperative, where he held a position on the Board of Directors, then in elected positions as Treasurer, Vice-President and President during his 39 years with the organization. During his time with Pro-Fac, Bob was instrumental in the acquisition of Birdseye Foods Business and the formation of Agrilink, Inc.

Recognized by many organizations, the Jaycees in 1960 named Bob as one of four “Outstanding Young Farmers” in the United States. He was named as an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University. The NYS Agricultural Society recognized Bob and his brother Dick as their Distinguished Service Recipients in 2008 for their dedication of a lifetime of service for outstanding contributions to New York State agriculture.

Looking for a way to support his farm, he became a majority owner with Roland “Kick” Kickbush of Batavia Farm Equipment, an International Harvester tractor dealership that helped build the farm’s fleet of tractors and implements. Understanding the need to market the farm’s dairy enterprise of over 400 Holstein cows, he and his brother Dick were part owners, with Alvin Scroger, of Genesee Farms Dairy Stores where the farm’s milk was bottled, made into homemade old-fashioned ice cream and marketed through the Dairy’s chain of stores.  Oliver’s Candy store of Batavia became part of Genesee Farms Dairy stores as Bob and Dick saw the opportunity to increase the reach of the candy throughout Genesee County using the chain of Dairy stores as outlets.

Bob served his community as a member of the YMCA and United Way Boards. As an elected official of the Batavia Town Board for 8 years, Bob was instrumental in negotiating the Town and City waste disposal system.

A real passion of Bob’s was his love of flying. Numerous family trips along with many business trips for the farm were made with Bob as the pilot. Receiving his pilot’s license while at Cornell, Bob bought his first plane in 1962 and for the next 50 years flew his planes across the United States, to Alaska, Canada and Mexico. Bob also traveled the world with his beloved Roberta with the Cornell Adult University.

In 1995, Bob married Roberta Bradley and in 1997 they built their dream home in East Oakfield, New York where they have resided since. The couple has been members and active in the West Barre Methodist Church where Bob served as the Church’s financial secretary.  Bob was a member of the Batavia First United Methodist Church for nearly 75 years where he sang in the choir and served the Church in many other capacities, prior to moving to the West Barre church.

He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of nearly 28 years, Roberta, his brother, Dr. David (Mary) Call, sister-in-law, Marie “Bee” Call, children, Catherine Desautels, Susan Call, Timothy (Dawn) Call, Steven (Honorable Nicole Bayly) Call, and Elizabeth (James) Riner, and son-in-law, Daniel “Pudgie” Riner. Also survived by Roberta’s children, Mary Beth Reid Pine (Mark Sayles), Michele Reid (late Stephen) Benner, Timothy (Gretchen) Reid, Kelley Anne Reid (Steven) Kinsey.  Dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, affectionately known as “G-Bob,” who adored him, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends, also survive Bob.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner Funeral Home in Batavia.  A Celebration of Life for Bob will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Batavia First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit

Kathleen M. Cutitta

By T.J. Woodward
Apr 21, 2023, 4:33pm

Kathleen M. Cutitta, lost her battle with cancer on April 20, 2023. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Dorothy Foster Amidon. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David Cutitta, and her precious children David (Irene) Cutitta, Karen (Paul) Gayton, Laurie (Jeff Morien) Cutitta, and Julie (Brian) Boneberg, as well as loving grandchildren Kaylee (Jack Mikols) and Zack Boneberg, Lexi Hoerner, Natalie, Ayden and Keira Odachowski, Jayce Condello and Jason and Leo Cutitta.

Surviving are her sisters Tammy (the late Charles) Augello and Dawn (Paul) Hough, sister-in-law Angie Varco, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ron (Diana) Cutitta. She was predeceased by sister Donna Babcock. Also surviving are her aunt Norma Hale and many nieces, nephews and cousins including a very special cousin/sister Peggy (Frank) Zambito.

Kathy’s family was the most important part of her life. She also loved beautiful fall and spring days, rainy days, music and reading. To really know her, read the words to John Lennon’s song “Imagine.”

After her children had all entered school, she attended and graduated from GCC and enjoyed her work as a Teacher’s Assistant along with her revered coworkers at the NY State School for the Blind until her retirement in 1998.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 4 to 7pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Crossroads House in Batavia. www.crossroads To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 

Mabel Irene Deuel

By Joshua Smith
Apr 21, 2023, 11:29am

East Bethany - Mabel Irene Deuel, 87 of East Bethany, passed away on Friday, (April 14, 2023) at the LeRoy Village Residential Health Care Facility, Inc. in LeRoy.

Mrs. Deuel was born October 10, 1935 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Francis and Irene (Burnside) Kelly.

She was a former parishioner of Mary Immaculate Parish in East Bethany. Mabel was known for her incredible homemade bread, her love of shopping, and always having a Pepsi handy. She enjoyed playing games on her iPad; but most of all she cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In death, Mabel is reunited with her husband Bernard J. Deuel, Sr.; son, Bernard J. Deuel, Jr.; and brothers, John (late Carol) Kelly, Francis (late Dorothy) Kelly, and Edwin Kelly.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Marc) Fiegl of Perry, and Penny (Douglas, Sr.) Ferris of East Bethany; grandchildren, Dougie (Jacqueline) Ferris of LeRoy, Heather (Chad) Ferris of Warsaw, and several other grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Skylar Ferris-Bastedo, Emma Paradise, Nathan Ferris, Jacob Ferris, and several other great-grandchildren; great-great-granddaughter, Bailey Elizabeth Silvernail; brother, James (Jody) Torbicki of Cowlesville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mabel's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of LeRoy Village Green for the wonderful care they provided over the past several months.

There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend Mabel's Mass of Christian Burial on Monday (April 24, 2023) at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery in Stafford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Bethany Vol. Fire Department, 10510 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany, New York 14054.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at

Mary M. Szelagiewicz

By Lisa Ace
Apr 21, 2023, 11:04am

Mary M. Szelagiewicz, of Corfu, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Mary was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Szelagiewicz. Daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Dippold) Frye.  Sister of the late Joseph (Verna) Frye, Anna (Melvin) Ohl, Dorothy (Francis) Billiar, Arthur Frye, Irene (Norman) Jopp, Catherine (Arthur) Mayer, Gertrude (John) Frey, Rita (Joseph Conklin and Jack Peters) Conklin, John (Mary) Frye and Richard (Doris) Frye.
Mary loved to playing cards, bingo and doing puzzles. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mary was the mother of Joseph (Kathleen) Szelagiewicz, Mary Tuberdyke (partner Terry Long), Judith (late Joseph) Ritter and Michael (Betsy) Szelagiewicz. Grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Sister of Cecelia (late Robert) Houtz and Eleanor (late Edwin) Pers.  Many nieces and nephews also survive. 
Family and friends may call Sunday, April 23rd from 4 to 7 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 24th at 11 AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 W. Main St., Corfu, NY.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

Raymond J. Eley

By T.J. Woodward
Apr 20, 2023, 2:21pm

  Raymond J. Eley, 90, of Batavia, formerly of North Java, went to be with the Lord on April 20, 2023. He was born in North Java on November 29, 1932 to the late William and Pearl (Gibney) Eley. In addition to his parents, Raymond is predeceased by his first wife of 56 years; Eileen Eley.

Raymond served proudly in the United States Army in Korea and retired from Attica Correctional Facility in 1990. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Wyoming County.

He is survived by his beloved wife; Pearl (Hawker) Eley; the loving father of Donald (Diane) Eley, Robert Eley, Kenneth (Pamela) Eley, William (Kimberly) Eley, Noreen (Mike) Adams, and Dennis (Amy) Eley; brother of the late Rosemary (Norman) George, Helen (Fran) Kersch, Charles (Barbara) Eley, Bernie (Monica) Eley, Margaret (Neil) Miller, Joan (Frank) Minkle, James (Ingred) Eley; a grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 9; also his extended family Ronnie Hawker, Linda (Ken) Catino and the late Reggie Hawker, along with many wonderful nieces and nephews.  

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday April 25, 2023 at Holy Family Parish 4316 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113. Ray will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charlotte House 4316 NY-98, North Java, NY 14113. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Elizabeth Jane Tiffany

By Lisa Ace
Apr 20, 2023, 1:49pm

Elizabeth Jane Tiffany (March 19, 1920 - March 25, 2023) 
Elizabeth Tiffany (Betty) lived an abundant, wonderful life.  Born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Lillian Olive Flad and George William Flad she attended St. Paul Central High School, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota where she earned her Masters Degree in social work. Throughout her life she expressed a gift for joyful service to her communities, and worked countless hours in support of the YWCA, Neighborhood House on St. Paul’s West Side, the Schubert Club, P.E.O., House of Hope Presbyterian Church and the Girl Scouts. 

She married Robert Elliott Jr. in 1946.  Betty and Bob had four children: Ann, Robert, Bruce and Katherine.  A  devoted Mom, Betty continued her volunteer work in service to the broader community throughout their marriage.  Following Bob’s death in 1967, Betty went to work full time at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital where she excelled as Director of Volunteer Services, building new bridges of respect and cooperation between the professional staff and the volunteer organizations within the hospital. 

In 1977, Betty married Francis B. Tiffany, and  her family grew to include the Tiffany children, Randy, Anne, and Deborah.  Betty and Frank traveled the world, and loved their home  in Sunfish Lake Village where they tapped Maple Trees, maintained beautiful gardens and enjoyed their many and varied groups of friends. When they weren’t traveling or at home, they could be found at their beloved cabin on the North Shore of Lake Superior where they enjoyed hiking, canoeing and trips in the boundary waters with friends and family alike. Now retired  from St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, Betty continued her life-long service to others through volunteer and church activities. 

Following Frank's death in 2005, Betty remained in Minnesota for five years until she moved to live with her daughter, Kate, and son-in-law, Larry, in Batavia, New York. Kate was honored to be Betty’s caregiver for the rest of Betty's life. Betty and Kate split their time between Batavia and Betty's cabin on the North Shore. Throughout her eighties, nineties and to the end of her life Betty continued her inspirational practice of serving others. Betty volunteered as a Reading Buddy, knitted hundreds of prayer shawls and pairs of mittens, traveled to Zimbabwe on a mission trip, made over 1,000 dresses for the "Little Dresses for Africa" program, led knitting classes, served on church committees in New York and Minnesota, hosted gatherings of all sorts enriching the lives of her fellow travelers with a smile and handshake along the way. Betty loved people, took nothing for granted and woke each morning full of joy for the blessing of a new day. 

Betty died peacefully at her cabin on the North Shore, looking out over Lake Superior, the warmth of the morning sun upon her, her life complete. She loved God, her family, and her life in service to others. And she was really, really fun. She is survived by the seven Elliott/Tiffany children, Ann Elliott, Robert Elliott III (Suzanne), Bruce Elliott (Susan), Kate Riegel (Larry), Randy Tiffany (Linda), Anne Tiffany (Jeff), Deborah Tiffany, and by her 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Betty’s family is deeply grateful to Kate Riegel, who was the linchpin for Betty's care and the engine that allowed Betty's desire to serve the people and communities she loved to continue in her later life. The family is deeply grateful as well  to the wonderful persons on Betty’s caregiving and hospice teams who for years provided loving, joyful, expert care. 

Betty’s service will be held at the United Church of Two Harbors, 531 3rd Ave., Two Harbors, Minnesota on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. The service will immediately follow a visitation at the church at 1:00 P.M. to which all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Two Harbors Area Food Shelf, 2124 10th St., Two Harbors, MN 55616 or to St. Croix Hospice, 1725A Maple Grove Rd., Duluth, MN 55811.  The family expects that a service will also be held in Batavia, New York, at a later time.


Alice (Janette) King Reed Miller

By Lisa Ace
Apr 20, 2023, 11:46am

In loving memory, Alice (Janette) King Reed Miller passed peacefully at the age of 98 years in Ormond Beach, Florida on Dec 1, 2022. Janette was the daughter of Albert (Leon) King and Marietta Phillips, born on January 2, 1924 in Batavia, New York.

Janette met her husband, John W. Reed in 1938 at a skating rink at the age of 14. They were married 4 years later on December 10, 1942. Janette worked as a switchboard operator to support her husband while he completed his college degree. They went on to have 3 children: Leon, Barbara and Marilyn.

Janette was a strong and resilient woman, following her husband by train to different military bases across the US during his training in World War II. Janette was a gifted seamstress, ahead of her time when she designed and wore her own women’s pants. The family camped for pleasure, traveling across the US and Canada, all the while teaching her children many life lessons. Janette returned to the workplace working for Xerox Corporation, once her children reached middle school to ensure that all of them had the opportunity to attend college. Janette always put her family first.

After the passing of her husband, she married John P. Miller and enjoyed 17 years of companionship and travel before he passed. 
Janette is survived by her son, Leon Reed (Denise) and her daughter, Marilyn Meeske (Steven). She was pre-deceased by her other daughter, Barbara McCoy and brother, Richard King of Batavia, NY. She leaves her 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

A private family celebration of life will be held at the convenience of family. If anyone wishes to donate in her memory, Halifax Hospice of Daytona Beach, Florida at

Alexis Marie Arthur

By Joshua Smith
Apr 20, 2023, 10:56am

Alexis Marie Arthur, 41, of Alexander, passed away after a 9 month battle with cancer, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Alexis was born August 15, 1981 in Batavia, a daughter of Gail Davis of Alexander and the late Anthony L. Arthur, who passed away in 1999.

Alexis was a direct service professional for the ARC GLOW and also worked at Marshall's in Batavia.  She enjoyed crafts, painting, drawing, attending art shows, craft fairs and parades.  Alexis will be remembered for always doing things for others.

Alexis was a beautiful soul who was well loved by everyone she encountered.

Surviving along with her mother, Gail, are her step-father, Cedric Davis, Jr.; her boyfriend, Jason Sarvis of Amherst and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Joyce Alberti and Albert and Mary Arthur.

Calling hours are Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Alexis's Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's, 18 Ellicott Street in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GO2 For Lung Cancer, online at

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Patrick "Pat" Steven Davis

By LaVern Falcone
Apr 19, 2023, 6:57pm

Oakfield ~ Patrick “Pat” Steven Davis, age 58, passed away Monday evening (April 17, 2023) at Rochester General Hospital.


  He was born April 30, 1964 in Batavia, a son of Gordon Davis and the late Loretta “Ret” Whalen Davis.

     Pat will be remembered for his love of his family and his love for sports.  He enjoyed watching as well as participating in golfing, basketball, baseball and football.  He also enjoyed shooting at the local rifle range.  He was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed his weekly visits to Batavia Downs Casino.

     He will be sadly missed by his father, Gordy Davis; brothers, David (Stacie) Davis, Richard (Pam) Davis and Steven (Jennifer) Davis; nieces and nephews, Zachery, Matthew, Stephanie, Tyler and Cole; aunts and uncle, Jackie Lapp and Richard “Mike” (Sandy) Whalen, along with many cousins and dear friends.

     In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his nephew, Jeremy Davis.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, April 22 from 2 ~ 4 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church Site, 11095 St. Mary’s Street, Pavilion, NY.  Interment will immediately follow in the Pavilion Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pavilion Fire Department or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Susan M. Mondi

By T.J. Woodward
Apr 19, 2023, 10:50am

  Susan M. Mondi, 77, of Batavia passed away on April 17, 2023. She was born on December 14, 1945 in Utica to the late Donald Hensel and Carol (Cary) Ulrich. In addition to her parents, Susan is predeceased by her son; Matthew Mondi; brother Paul Hensel.

Sue spent the majority of her life involved in the horse business.  Starting with her marriage to retired harness driver Peter Mondi, Jr., working as a telephone operator and then in the marketing department at Batavia Downs, and lastly, working in the race office part time.  She retired from the Clarion Hotel where she was the event coordinator to spend more time with her family. 

She was known as Grams, Gram, Grandma, and Grandma Sue to her grandchildren, and they were the light of her life. She cherished family get togethers and vacations and attended every one of her grandchildren’s sporting/school events. She was the craft queen and spent every spare moment she had doing some type of craft project.  Sue loved driving “around the horn” which were country roads and appreciated a beautiful sunset. She was the most caring, selfless woman and always put others first.  She was an avid Bills fan and never missed a game. One of her favorite moments was dancing with Paul Anka at one of his concerts. Sue loved her trips back home to Utica to spend time with family and she would want us all to continue “making memories”.

Susan is survived by her children; Peter J. (Rebecca) Mondi III of E. Bethany, Carolyn (Thomas) Della Penna of Batavia, Shannon (Rick) Kabel of E. Bethany; step daughter Ryan (Ray Fisher) Swift of Lancaster; brothers Scott (Margaret) Hensel of Vero Beach, FL., Don (Debby) Hensel of Whitesboro, Robin (Renee) Hensel of Conesus; 8 grandchildren Matt, Andrea, Sydney, Samantha, Madalyn, Christopher, Kyle and Cooper, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Friday April 21, 2023 from 4 to 8pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 11:00am Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Matthew Mondi Memorial Scholarship Fund 4640 Lehigh Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Kathryn Logan

By Joshua Smith
Apr 17, 2023, 1:30pm

BERGEN - Kathryn Logan, 96, of Bergen, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023, at her home in Bergen.

“Katy” Logan was born on November 7, 1926, in Shippenville, PA, the daughter of the late Milton and Mabel Greenawalt. Katy graduated from Shippenville High School and served with her husband Jack Logan in the pastoral ministry of the Free Methodist Church for 50 years. In addition, she worked as the manager of the bookstore at Roberts Wesleyan College for several years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Logan, whom she was married to for 73 years.

Kathryn is survived by; four children, Stephen (Donna) Logan of TN, Connie Logan of Bergen, Keith (Theresa) Logan of MI and Mark (Ruth, deceased) Logan of Churchville; 14 grandchildren; Jonathan (Candice) Logan, Jason Logan, Jamie (Wade) Humphries, Allison Nichols, Meredith (Stefan) Bauroth, Nicole (Matthew) Rapp, Maria Baltazar, Melinda (Jonathan) Cardenas, Melissa (David) Fite, DeWayne (Emily) Logan, Jordan (Raina) Logan, Tyler (Rebecca) Logan and Elise (Shane) Fraser; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchilden; 1 sister, Arvella Sherman of Erie, PA.

She was the sister of the late DeWayne Greenawalt; Norman Greenawalt; Junior Greenawalt; & James Greenawalt.

Friends may call on April 22, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church, 4322 Buffalo Rd., N. Chili, NY. Memorial Service will be immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at Pearce Memorial Church, with the Rev. Walter Fleming officiating. Interment will be in North Chili Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Kathryn Logan's name to Northgate Free Methodist Church toward “Gahanda Rwanda Fund”, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Mary Ann Schnaufer

By Lisa Ace
Apr 17, 2023, 10:47am

Mary Ann Schnaufer (nee’ Hennekey), of Pembroke, NY, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, April 14, 2023, under hospice care after a short battle with cancer at the age of 81.  Born on January 3, 1942, in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Coral and Dolores (Willig) Hennekey.

Mary Ann is survived by husband of 63 years, Kenneth R. Schnaufer; her daughter Patricia Schnaufer, her sons Robert (Tonya) Schnaufer, and Andrew (Karen) Schnaufer of Florida, her son in law, John Ritter, Jr, her grandchildren Jennifer (Bruce) Pritchett, Adam (Jessica) Schnaufer, Nathan Schnaufer, Rachael Cortright, and Kyleah Schnaufer, her great grandchildren, Ethan and Rebecca Pritchett and Hunter and Aurora Schnaufer, sisters Christine (George) Miller, Kathleen Hennekey, Dolores Sullivan, and Alice (Andy) Publow.  Mary Ann is predeceased by her daughter JoAnne Ritter, grandson Brandon Cortright, and great granddaughter Helen Pritchett.

Mary Ann was loved by everyone she met.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was actively involved at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church serving as a volunteer, eucharistic minister, and member of the Wiggle Group which made prayer shawls and baptism blankets.

Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, April 18th from 4 to 7 pm at the  C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at 9 am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Burial will follow at 11 am at the Western New York National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Corfu Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, PO Box 159, Corfu, NY 14036.

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