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dills_pic.jpg  Thomas H. Dills, 65, of East Bethany passed away on November 20, 2021. He was born on September 7, 1956 to the late Edwin and Marilyn (Weaver) Dills. He is preceded in death by brother; Andrew Dills; his son-in-law David Campbell.

Tom was a third-generation dairy farmer. This was a business that he successfully ran his wife, Michelle. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed spending much of his time hunting and wandering through the woods. Tom was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Everyone that knew Tom was inspired by his outgoing energy and his desire to live life to the fullest.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years; Michelle (Fili) Dills of East Bethany; daughters Rachelle (Rick) Heller of Iowa City, IA, Renee (Stephen) Valle of Corfu; five grandchildren Vivienne Heller, Harper, Camille and Harlan Campbell and Juliette Valle.

Friends are invited to call on Friday November 26, 2021 from 3:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 27th at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main St. in Batavia.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021 www.crossroadshouse.comn.  To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Elba - Nancy E. Rowcliffe, 76 of Elba, passed away on Saturday, (November 20, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mrs. Rowcliffe was born September 4, 1945 in Warsaw, a daughter of the late Aubrey and Mary (Baize) Stewart. Following her parents' death at an early age, Nancy was raised by the late David Wiley.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed water aerobics at the YMCA. She was an avid pet and nature lover and liked to dry flowers.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Mark A. Rowcliffe of Elba; children, Ronald L. Rowcliffe of Elba, Melissa Penepent of South Carolina, and Sondra (Frank) Gury of Rochester; brother, Harold (Kathy) Stewart of Geneseo. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by a brother, JC Stewart.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Nancy 's Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, (November 27th, 2021) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue in Batavia.  Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba. Following burial, all are invited to a reception at the Elba Fire Department Recreation Hall, Rte. 98 in Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Co. Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020, or a charity of the donor's choice.

The family requests those in attendance at visitation and the funeral service to wear face coverings. We appreciate your cooperation and courtesy. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Lucille Voss Brodie, age 84, of Lake Street Road, passed away early Sunday morning (November 21, 2021) at home in the loving presence of her family.

   lucille_voss_brodie_0.jpg  She was born July 9, 1937 in Short Tract, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harold and Marjorie Piatt Voss.

     Lucille will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, who was devoted to her family and her faith.  She was a lady of elegance and also took much pride in keeping her home the same, both inside and out.  She had a love for flower arranging and decorating. She was also a dedicated  member and volunteer at the Stone Church Presbyterian Church.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, Brian (Deborah) Brodie, Ashley Brodie (Madison, Ronan, Noah), Garrett Brodie, Marty (Laura) Brodie, Adam Brodie, Jordan Brodie, Darren (Angelina) Brodie (Josephine, Isla) and Beth (Brodie) Jamieson, Emily; sister, Bette Rees; sister-in-law, Marge Voss; brother-in-law, Louis Crocker, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Brodie in 2012 and her siblings, Helen Towne, Marion Schere, Jerry Voss, Lee Voss, Dick Voss and Ann Crocker.

     A Memorial Service for Lucille will be held on Sunday, December 5 at 12:45 PM at Stone Church Presbyterian Church.  Interment in Stone Church Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stone Church Presbyterian Church, 7549

S. Lake Road, Bergen, N.Y. 14416.

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

Elizabeth M. Shultz, 93, formerly of Batavia, passed away on November 21, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital surrounded by family. Elizabeth was born in Batavia NY on September 28, 1928 to Earl and Marie Lawrence. On July 4, 1949 she married the love of her life, Donald Shultz Sr.

Along with her husband of 52 years, Elizabeth was predeceased by a daughter, Cathy Waggoner, two infant grandsons, her brother Robert Lawrence and sister Barbara White.

Elizabeth is survived by eight children, Michael Shultz (Irene), Deborah Pontillo (Michael), Christine Schaeffer (Terrell Price), Mary Lou Sima (Ronald), Donald Shultz Jr (Linda), Stephen Shultz (Mary), Elizabeth Hite (William), Margaret Schwallie (Thomas), sister Sandra Sluvecky and sister in law Fran Lawrence, and over thirty grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Throughout her life Elizabeth was very active in her many church parishes supporting Don, a Catholic deacon. She loved serving by his side. Elizabeth was widely known as a skilled crocheter as she made hundreds and hundreds of gifts such as doilies, afghans,  Christmas bells and angels. She loved all things Christmas which she passed down to her children. She was an avid gardener and had beautiful gardens in her many homes.

There will be no calling hours. A 9:30 a.m. Mass and Celebration of Life will be held Friday, November 26, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18 Ellicott St, Batavia NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 1298 Main St, Buffalo NY 14209. To leave thoughts or condolences please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Julie A. Stymus, 45, of Batavia, passed away on November 19, 2021.

Julie was born December 3, 1975 in Albion, a daughter of the late Ed Baxter and Carol (Jaczynski) Stymus.

She loved music and cooking and her grandchildren meant the world to her.  Julie will be remembered for her sense of humor and outgoing personality.

Surviving are her children, Christina Cotter, Manuel Mendoza Stymus, Jose Mendoza Stymus and Celena Deuel; grandchildren, Carson Cotter, Tahlia Mendoza, Princeton Mendoza, Lorenzo Brewer and Logan Deuel; brothers, Jeff Stymus and Mark Stymus; sister, Lisa Pitts; step-father, Paul Brown; her boyfriend, Jose Gutierrez and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her sister, Kim Burns.

At the request of Julie's family there will be no services.

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

Arrangements for Julie were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Harold C. Gould, age 93, of South Street Road Pavilion, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2021, at Highland Hospital in Rochester.
Harold was born in Walton, New York, the son of the late Richard Leon Gould and Harriet Lucinda Inman Gould. He graduated from Walton High School and served honorably in the United States Army with the 31st Field Artillery Battalion during World War Two. Harold earned his B.S. in Agriculture form Cornell University. After college, he managed the GLF “Agway” in Wyoming. He and Rose resided in Pavilion since 1956, where they owned and operated HaR-GO Farm LLC, a dairy farm that the family continues to operate today. Harold served his community through Farm Bureau, Cooperative Extension, and Soil Conservation, as well as on Pavilion School Board for many years. He was also an active longtime member of the Mary Immaculate Parish in Pavilion. 

Harold was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rose Marie Maimone Gould on September 21st 2019, whom he married on June 27th 1953. Survivors include his two sons; Charles Gould of Batavia, John (Susan) Gould of Pavilion, a daughter; Patricia (Richard) Merrill of Carlisle, PA, seven grandchildren, Kathleen (Bill) Zimmerman of Fairport, Michael (Theresa Brugarolas) Gould of Philadelphia, Stephen (Jill) Gould of Pavilion, Matthew (Melanie) Gould of Batavia, Daniel Merrill of Carlisle, PA, Sarah (Kevin) Finke of Manchester, MD, Elise Merrill of Bellefonte PA, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends of Harold “Mike” Gould may call on Monday, November 22nd, 2021 from 2- 4 and 7-9 pm at the Weeks Funeral Home 123 N. Main Street Warsaw, NY 14569. Please visit www.weeksfuneral.com to offer condolences. A mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am, Tuesday, November 23rd 2021 at the Saint Mary's Site of Mary Immaculate Parish in Pavilion. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the Pavilion Fire Company at PO Box 156 Pavilion, NY 14525. 


georgebparrishjr.jpegGeorge B. Parrish, 96 of Alexander, passed away at the home he built on November 20, 2021, where he was cared for by his family and dear caregivers. Staff at UMMC and Premier Genesee also provided great care for George.

George’s ancestors, some of the original pioneers who settled in Alexander, came from Randolph, VT in 1806. His ancestors were well known and prosperous dairy and grain farmers, on land they owned on Sandpit Road.

George grew up on the farm, helping his father with all of the farm work, milking cows and working in the fields. His farm was adjacent to the farm that the love of his life grew up on, Shirley J. Waite, whom he later married.

In July 1942, after George’s 17th birthday, he went to Buffalo and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After basic training, he was stationed in Philadelphia, New Zealand, the Marshall Islands, and Guam. He was discharged in 1945. He returned to Alexander, a proud Marine and always proud of his service with the Corps. Semper Fi!

After coming home from active duty, he worked in his father’s hardware store, worked in construction in the plumbing trade, and worked and retired as manager of Attica Super Duper in 1987. After that retirement, he went back into the plumbing trade, working with several local building contractors. His work was his hobby, up until he again retired at the age of 90.

George worked on each of his children’s homes when being built, as well as the homes of many family members and people in the community. George volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, receiving the Golden Hammer Award for his 10 years of service working on their projects. He was a longtime member of Alexander United Methodist Church.

George was born in Alexander, on June 27, 1925, the son of George and Ruth Parrish. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by the love of his life, Shirley, who died February 16, 2019 and his sister Helen (Frank) Hampton. He is survived by his children, Laura (Joe) Schmieder of Alexander, Bob (Beth) Parrish of LeRoy, and Karen (Allan) Cecchini of Warsaw. Also surviving are grandchildren, Noel (Robyn) Good, Max Parrish, and Kate (Andy) Bogdan; two great-grandchildren, Nevan Good and Clara Bogdan; brother Arnold (Jane) Parrish, sisters Lois (late Charles) Newton and Delores (Brian) Martin; and many special nieces and nephews; and Darlene, his special caregiver.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St, Attica, NY. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church; Habitat for Humanity, 230 Ellicott St, Batavia, NY 14020 or Alexander Ambulance Fund, PO Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

russellfhart.jpegRussell F. Hart, 81 of Darien Center, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, March 9, 1940 to the late Russell (Leola) Hart. He is preceded in death by his siblings.  

Russell was a proud United States Navy Veteran. He worked for many years at Erie County Water Authority. He was an avid NASCAR fan that enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking and baking.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary J. Hart of Darien Center, sons, Mark (Liane) Hart of Indiana, Todd Hart of Syracuse, Dwayne (Anne) Hart of Batavia, Patrick (Jackie) Kennedy of North Carolina, Christopher Kennedy of Livonia, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St, Attica, NY. A 1:00 PM Celebration of Life will immediately follow. He will be laid to rest in WNY National Cemetery, Corfu.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charlotte House, PO Box 123, North Java, NY 14113. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

farmer_richard_-_photo1.jpgRichard D. Farmer, 65, of Alexander, passed away on Tuesday (November 16, 2021) at Rochester General Hospital, due to complications of Covid-19.

Rich was born November 9, 1956, in Lancaster, NY, a son of the late Lawrence and Geraldine Gloss Farmer.

He was a quiet, gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor. Rich was a machinist by trade, but he most loved playing his bass guitar and singing in many popular bands in the Buffalo and Rochester areas. He loved being outdoors in nature, particularly in the mountains. Rich was devoted to his family and loved spending time at home with his wife Liz who he called his ‘Angel’ and his son, James, of whom he was extremely proud. Rich had a soft-spot for animals and loved his dogs, Oliver, Gracie and Reggie, along with several cats.      

Survivors include his beloved wife of 32 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Athoe Farmer of Alexander; cherished son, James R. Farmer of Alexander; brothers, Lawrence Jr. (Marie) Farmer of New Jersey, Frank (Sue) Farmer of South Carolina and Fred (Nancy) Farmer of Lancaster; sisters, Jean Farmer of North Carolina and Veronica (Ted Hinton) Farmer of Lancaster; father in-law, Harold W. Athoe, II, of Batavia; brothers in-law, Daniel (Debra) Athoe of Batavia, John (Vicki) Athoe of Batavia, Peter Athoe of Kentucky and Paul Athoe of Batavia. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother in-law, Marilyn Athoe, sisters in-law, Deborah DeMay and Laura Athoe, and his beloved nephew, Thomas Farmer.

Rich’s family will cordially receive guests at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s site), 18 Ellicott St., Batavia, on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 9-9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial which will begin at 9:30 am. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





Harold Lynn Wilt (Linnie), 64, died on November 18, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.  

Harold was born at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia on August 28, 1957 to Robert and Virginia (Waterson) Wilt, and he graduated from Oakfield-Alabama Central School in 1976.

Before relocating to Norfolk, Virginia, he worked at the US Gypsum mines from 1977-1988. Well-respected for his excellent work ethic, Harold recently retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation where he had been employed for 30 years.

A dedicated family man who loved to swim and spend time at the ocean, Harold recently returned to the area because he wanted to spend more time with family and friends.  

Harold is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Shamblin) Wilt, whom he married in Hawaii on September 17, 1994; one daughter, Mandy (Randy) Gotham and two grandsons, Joseph and Nicholas, all of Orchard Park, New York; two brothers, Robert (Debbie) Wilt of Salem, Virginia and Terry (Julie) Waterson of Oakfield, New York; two generations of nieces and nephews as well as many friends and in-laws who loved him very much.

Harold was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Karen Wilt.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 11 to 12 noon at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield, where Harold's Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.




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