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Ron Ginter, a devoted servant of Christ, departed this world April 28, 2022 and entered his eternal home surrounded by loved ones at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fl.  He was 88.

Ron was born on October 22, 1933 to William Ginter and Bertha (Klane) Ginter in Detroit, Michigan. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Bernadine (Hinkel) Ginter of Jacksonville, Florida; brother, Leland Ginter of Clarkston, Michigan; daughter, Linda (Lynn) Eick of Batavia; sons, the late Mark Ginter of Florida, Stephen (Tonya) Ginter of North Carolina, late daughter-in-law Ronda Ginter, William (Cathy) Ginter of St. Johns, Florida; Grandchildren; Matthew, Jennifer, Daniel, David Eick, Christa (Tyler) Evans, Mariah (Matt) Horton, Arriel Campbell, Chad Ginter, Joshua Terrell, Alicia Terrell. Great Grandchildren, Edward, Maggie, Noelle, Grayson, Reese, Jordan, Jayden, Destiny, Caleb and Dillon. Devoted friends Connie Rogers, Jamie and Bella Laakman.

Ron graduated from Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan. After serving his country in the US Air Force he followed his calling and received his diploma from Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois.

Congregations served by this faithful man of God;  Granville, Ohio, Christ Lutheran, Oil City, Pa. Luther Memorial, Blackwood, NJ, St. Paul Lutheran, Batavia, NY.

He penned Lord, I Believe, a weekly article published in the Batavia Daily News. 

After “retiring” in 1995 he continued serving as a visiting or interim minister in St. Matthew, Rochester, NY, Faith Lutheran, Elma, NY, Concordia (Hope) Brockport, NY, Trinity Lutheran, Spencerport, NY, St. John, Hamlin, NY, St. Luke, Cheektowaga, NY, First Trinity, Tonawanda, NY, St. Johns, Farmington, NY. Despite suffering a stroke while on vacation in Florida he continued to serve his Lord by preaching the Gospel. He held Bible Class and Worship Services in the Senior Living Community of Calusa Harbor, Fort Myers and Brookdale Southside, Jacksonville, Fl. up until the week he left this life. 

“The ultimate last in life is eternity in heaven, God grant us all the grace in Christ Jesus to focus on the ultimate last, the day when we hear the Good Shepherd Say: Come, O blessed of my Father, and inherit the Kingdom prepared for you.” Quote from Lord, I Believe, by Rev. Ginter.

There are no prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Riga - Kim Maureen McGiveron, 60, of Riga, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (May 11, 2022) at her home.

She was born June 23, 1961 in Batavia, a daughter of Ronald and Mary Jane (Dillon) Heywood of East Bethany.

Kim was a graduate of Pavilion Central School, GCC, and she earned her bachelor's degree at Brockport State College. She was a bookkeeper for several local businesses, and an employee of Lenape.

She was a member and dedicated Deacon and Elder of the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, and also attended the Congregational Church of Riga. Kim was a loving, kind, thoughtful, giving person who always put others first; she will be sadly missed. We have lost a very bright light in our family, but she'll shine brightly in Heaven.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her fiance, Jerry Clark of Riga; daughter Danielle (Timothy) Dosch of Florida; son, Shawn McGiveron of Warsaw; grandchildren, McKenzie and Savannah; brothers, Doug (Peg) Heywood of East Bethany, and Richard (Melissa) Heywood of Tennessee; sisters, Bonnie (Ken) Morgan of Tennessee, and Linda (Randy) Page of Batavia. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Kim's funeral service will be held on Monday (May 16) at 11 a.m. at the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road in East Bethany. Burial will be in East Bethany Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

cote.jpg  Gerard A Cote, age 77, of Attica passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the NY State Veterans Home in Batavia NY. Gerard was born on May 26, 1944 in Manchester NH to the late Arthur J and Germaine Desfosses Cote. He is predeceased by his wife Jacqueline Kingston Cote, his brother Ronald W Cote, his daughter Tasha Sergel and granddaughter Cassidy Garrow. 

He was a graduate of Manchester High School Central class of 1962. He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam from 1962 to 1966 as a jet aircraft mechanic. He earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Lowell in Lowell MA in 1977. He retired from The Attica Correctional Facility in 2004 where he had worked for 20+ years. He had worked for Bluebird Bus Co. as a coach driver, Kollsman Instrument Co. in Merrimack NH as a Sr Engineering Planner and for Sanders Associates Inc in Nashua NH as a Material Planner. 

Gerard was a member of The American Legion Post 734 in Attica. He was also a member of the Attica Rod & Gun Club.

Gerard is survived by his children Piper (Dana) Sharick of Corfu , Melissa (Richard) Blake of NH , Sarah ( Danny) Hall of NC , Cheri Ruck of Attica, Bobby Maples of TN , Julie Maples of Attica , Thomas  (Lisa) Doucette of AR, Robin Doucette of MA and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 4 to 7 pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harder-O’Donnell American Legion Post 734, 83 Market St, Attica, NY 14011. 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.   

jackson_jean-photo1.jpgJean L. Jackson, 91 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (May 6, 2022) at The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 22, 1930 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Fred and Henrietta Huber Ebert.

Jean was a former social worker for Genesee Memorial Hospital, St. Jerome Hospital and Hospice. She also served on the Board of Directors for Crossroads House, which was very dear to her. She enjoyed swimming, talking books, gardening and her guiding eyes dogs. Jean will be missed by all who knew her gentle heart.

Survivors include a son and daughter in-law. Craig (Loretta) Jackson of Batavia. Grandchildren, Ashley Fauth of Batavia and Dennis (Jennifer) Alexander of South Carolina. Great-grandson, Derek. Nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Arlene Nuwer.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or www.crossroadshouse.com.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




hurst.jpg Irma F. Hurst , age 86, of Castile passed away on Monday May 9, 2022 at home. She was born on April 12,1936 in Buffalo, NY a daughter to the late Walter J. and Ella Viola ((Durkee) Fox.
Irma was a 1952 graduate of Fosdick Masten High School in Buffalo.

She was a sales representative for Avon Products for many years, worked as a realtor for the former Ray Baker Real Estate, former Librarian at the Wyoming Public Library, helped with her husband on running the Hurst Acres Dairy farm on Fisher Road in Warsaw from 1972-2000.  Irma was a member of the United Church in Warsaw where she played the organ from 1974-2010. She had a total of 68 years playing organ for churches in Buffalo to Honeoye. She was a member of the Warsaw Eastern Star for many years. She enjoyed taking care of all her grandchildren before the entered school. She enjoyed cooking, baking, the love of music and gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years John R. Hurst whom she married on November 7, 1953, son: John W. (Debbie) Hurst of Wyoming, daughter: Rebecca S. (Thomas) Bush of Perry, 6 grandchildren: Amanda (Scott) Savidge, Jared (Jennifer) Hurst, Lauren Shearing, Colin (Andie) Shearing, Mikayla and Matthew Bush, 4 great grandchildren Justin and Brennan Savidge, Clare Hurst and Bryson Shearing, along with many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she was predeceased in death by a son: Paul S. Hurst who passed away in 2000, siblings: Pearl Thompson, Inez Houseknecht and Leonard Fox.

Family and friends may call from 10:00AM-2:00PM on Friday May 13th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St Perry, NY 14530,  where Funeral Services will follow at 2:00PM.
Irma will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

The family would like to thank her dedicated caregiver of 3 years Bridget Flint.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Castile Fire Department P.O. Box 98 Castile, New York 14427. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence
visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530

Robert Roy Aiken of Batavia, NY passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester at the age of 85.

He was born September 18, 1936 in Warsaw, NY a son of the late Harold Aiken and Louise (Safford) Griffith. He was a United States Navy Korean War Veteran and served from 1954-1958 and was a United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran and served from 1958-1966. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #1720 in Bliss, NY and was a former Commander, a member of AMVETS and the Bliss Masonic Lodge. He loved playing guitar, riding motorcycles and was a member of H.O.G.

He was a mechanic for National Fuel in Mineral Springs, NY.

He is survived by his children: Robi A. (Gregory) Aiken of Bliss, Tracey Olsowsky of Joliet, IL, Robert A. Aiken of Tucson, AZ, Becky J. (Todd Wallin) Aiken of Buffalo, Connie (Chuck) Embling of Mumford, David (Debbie Long) Gilbert of Bliss and Donna (George) Wright of Machias; also survived by 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wives: Sharon F. Conley, Eleanor J. Aiken and Sandy C. Aiken; his siblings: Loretta (Louie) Richnole and Lynn Aiken; as well as a grandchild.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 Main St., Arcade where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11am. Interment and Military Honors will be held in Lyonsburg Cemetery, Bliss, NY. Memorials may be made to the Batavia Rescue Squad, 18 Evans St., Batavia, NY 14020. Online condolences may be offered at wsdavisfuneralhome.com

jade.jpg  Jade Lynn LaForce, 29, of Dansville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022. She was born December 24, 1992 in Rochester to Joseph R. (Pam Loncao) LaForce and Dawn R. Jakubaszek. She is predeceased by her grandparents, Bob and Jane LaForce, Isabel “Dee Dee” and Joseph Jakubaszek, uncles Jim Meter and Joe Chase.

Jade was artistic, and nerdy, awkward, yet fierce. She lived her life unapologetically doing what she wanted, like rooting for the Cleveland Browns even though she’s from a family of Bills fans. Jade had the admirable gift of seeing the beauty in things that others would not have. Whether that be her passion in helping animals big or small, or the joy she felt weeding her vegetable garden. But what most will say about Jade is that she brought love and joy to the lives of so many.

If you were lucky enough to know Jade, you were taken in with open arms to her own unique world filled with mom jokes, heavy metal and endless movie quotes. In Jade’s memory, continue ‘livin the dream’ and even if it sounds corny, don’t ever let no one tell you, you ain’t beautiful.

She is survived by her parents, her two beautiful children, Mia Brietzke and Lucas Mower, brother JoJo (Cassandra Gross) LaForce, sister Robbi Boss, fiancé Ryan Garrison, aunts and uncles, Sarah (Carl) Wagner, Beaver (Kathy) Rider, Denise Jakubaszek, Joshua and Jason Chase, Desiree (Gerry) Watkins, Erin Meter, Mike LaForce, Barbara LaForce, Pete (Marcia) LaForce, Bob (Pam) LaForce, Dave (Carol Johnson) LaForce, cousins, Bill Meter, Mandy Meter, Mara Carey, Mike Carey, Lacey Unger, Karson LaForce, Megan Woodward, Andy LaForce, Becca LaForce, Genna Darrah, Jonathan LaForce, Joshua Chase and Jason Chase.   

Friends are invited to a Celebration of her Life on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 3 to 7 pm at Union Hose Club Rooms, 66 Elizabeth Street, Dansville, NY 14437.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for her children. 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.

Michael J. Warner, 79, of East Bethany, passed away on May 9, 2022.

Michael was born July 17,1942 in Batavia, the son of the late LaVerne and Ruth (Nevin) Warner.

After his retirement from Kodak, Mike owned and operated his own business, Auldtech.  He was a Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed target practice and computers.  A veteran, he served with the United States Marines, with part of his service in Okinawa.

Surviving are his sons, Tim (Jill) Warner of Rochester, Barry (Jen) Warner of Batavia and Jeremy (Lindsay) Warner of LeRoy; grandchildren, Victoria Warner, Leyna Warner, Alexis (Tanner) Smith, Caleb Warner, Dylan Warner, Allessanda Warner, Brody Warner, Anthony Warner, Michael Warner, John Warner and Lia Warner; two great-grandchildren, Adaline Smith and Sienna Smith and two nieces, Amy (Nate) Johnson and Erin Albee.

Preceded in death by his wife, Linda Warner and son, Ryan Warner.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia, where services will be held at 6:00 p.m. also on Friday.  Private entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

Batavia - Jason E. Phelan, 48 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, (May 4, 2022) at his home in Batavia.

Mr. Phelan was born September 12, 1973 in Binghamton, a son of Patricia A. (late Henry) Larson of Batavia.

Jason was an avid NY Jets fan. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dog/best friend Max.

Along with his mother, Jason is survived by his children, Ashley (Phelan) Demmer, Christopher Phelan, and Richard Phelan all of Batavia, and Jason Phelan, Jr. of Geneva; his sister, Teresa "Trixie" (Raymond) Eighmey of Pavilion. Several grandchildren also survive.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held for Jason in Grandview Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.

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.

peterlbartz.jpgPeter L. Bartz, 90 of Alexander, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born December 26, 1931 in Alexander, to the late Alfred and Mary (Geitner) Bartz. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Clarice W. (Mower) Bartz, sister and brother-in-law, Catherine (Roger) Timm, son-in-law Hugh Graff.

Mr. Bartz was a longtime member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish in Attica. He began working on his uncles farm before going to Attica Lumber, he then retired as Head Janitor for Alexander Elementary School. Mr. Bartz was a very talented carpenter, he did electrical and plumbing as well. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Paul (Janice) of Rochester, Daniel (Patricia) of E. Bethany, Steven (Della) Bartz of Byron, Barbara Graff of Corfu; siblings, Mary Ann (Richard) Scharlau of Alexander, David (Sherry) Bartz of Honeoye; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 4 to 7 pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave., Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. To leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.



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