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Scott M. Gates

By T.J. Woodward

Scott M. Gates, 63, of Batavia passed away on November 2, 2023. He was born in Warsaw on December 4, 1959 to the late John Gates and Georgette (Cousineau) Gates of Leroy. In addition to his father, Scott is predeceased by sisters; Deborah McGinnis and Peggy Sullivan.

Scott was skilled at many things. He was a metal fabricator/ welder by trade for many years. He also enjoyed fishing, crosswords and home remodeling.

In addition to his mother, Scott is survived by his daughter; Katelynn (Alex) Kelleher; sisters Linda Vallance and Sharon (Dan Crawford) Gates; brothers Patrick (Susan Grimsley) Gates and Christopher (Marj Doty) Gates; grandchildren Fiona and Jack Kelleher, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately. 

To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020

James F. Crandall

By LaVern Falcone

James “Grandpa” Crandall, age 79, passed away peacefully at the Buffalo VA on November 6, 2023.   


  He was the youngest of 2 sons born on June 21, 1944 to Francis and Doris Crandall of Alma, NY.

     He is survived by 4 children: Tammy (James) Gleber of Carmel, IN; Kimberly (Michael) Myers of Pavilion, NY; Bradley Crandall of Hornell, NY; and Kelly (Jeff) Kanaley of LeRoy, NY.  He leaves behind six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 

     Jim was a proud veteran of the Vietnam  War, he was a founding member of the R.A.M.C., and he was employed by and later retired from the LeRoy Machine Shop. He worked hard and played hard and made many friendships with lots of laughs along the way. 

     His favorite hobbies included riding motorcycles, eating M&M’s, smoking cigars and watching westerns. 

     Your bike may be parked, but your spirit will always be on the road. 

     Ride In Peace❤️

    Services will be private at the convenience of Jim’s family.

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Katherine Ann Tice

By Lisa Ace
Katherine A. Tice

Katherine Tice - (1948-2023) was born January 3, 1948 in Lackawanna, NY to parents Edwin and Dorothy Rammacher. After a long courageous battle she passed away peacefully at home on All Saint’s Day, November 5,
2023 surrounded by family. 

Kathy graduated from Letchworth High School in 1966 with honors. While in high school she was very active in Latin Club, FHA, Chorus, was a student monitor and on the bowling
team. She spent the majority of her career in the restaurant business starting as a waitress and working her way up to management. Kathy was very involved in her church Trinity Lutheran in Medina
volunteering many hours. She had a love for all the beauty God created including her cats, the many flowers, plants and birds she tended to. She also had a passion for quilting and camping.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 56 years, Rowland, brother Joe (Diane) of Castile, daughter Lisa (Todd) of Albion, son David (Amanda) of Seminole, Florida, grandchildren Luke, Slade (Maylee), Emma,
Nick (Rachel), Brittany (Lauren), Wyatt (Brandy), Sarah (Michael) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her parents and sister Virginia Traufler.

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, November 19, 2023, 1:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1212 West Avenue, Medina, NY 14103.

Mrs. Rita F. Amend

By Joshua Smith

Rita F. Amend, age 92, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023 at her home.

She was born on October 25, 1931, in Attica, a daughter of the late Edward Graff and Agnes Szczepanski Graff.

She is survived by children, Kathleen (Volker) Schaal of Lancaster and Karl (Roxanne) Amend of Darien Center; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; her brother, Alfred (Sharon) Graff of Attica; her sister, Irene Cherry of Akron along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her children, James Amend, Diane Yaple and Arlene Underhill; her siblings, Harold Graff, Paul Graff and Edward Graff, Jr., Dorothy Winch and Mildred Glor.

There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Alexander Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by mail at JDRF, P.O. Box 5021, Hagerstown, MD,  21741-5021. To leave a condolence or light a candle in her memory, please visit

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Attica.

Winston G. Pottle, Jr.

By Joshua Smith
Winston G. Pottle, Jr. passed away at Crossroads House on Saturday, October 28 surrounded by friends and caregivers. He was born December 7, 1944 of Winston and Enid Pottle in Batavia NY, where he lived his entire life. 

Winston worked at the Sylvania plant until it closed and then at Eastman Kodak, where he retired. 

He is survived by a cousin, Deborah Williams of Honeoye Falls. 

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia on Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 pm. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence or light a candle please visit
Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E.Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Lawrence A. Folmar

By T.J. Woodward

Lawrence A. Folmar, 69, of Batavia passed away on October 25, 2023 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 25, 1954 in Batavia to the late Clair and Shirley (Bailey) Folmar of Alexander. In addition to his parents, Larry is predeceased by his eldest sister; Betty Schrengosh; great nephew Shawn Wolcott Jr.; cousins, aunts and uncles who will all greet Larry in Heaven. 

Lawrence was raised in Alexander but moved to Batavia. He worked for the former Angelica Health Care for many years before retiring. He was a hard worker. Larry loved to hunt, fish and watching wrestling was his favorite. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family and friends. 

Lawrence will be deeply missed by his 3 sisters; Ruth (Folmar) Yates and Mildred Wolcott; son Phillip Snyder and daughter Linda Snyder; his fiancé Robin Sprague, who were together over 25 years; grandchildren Mya, Mateo, Quilo, Tylea and Isiah, along with many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday November 10, 2023 from 11:00AM-12:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 12:00PM Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. 

To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Joseph A. "Jobi" Miceli

By LaVern Falcone

LeRoy ~ Joseph A. “Jobi” Miceli, age 57, of West Main Street, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

     He was born September 22, 1966 in Rochester, a son of the late John and Mary Carroll Miceli.  


   Jobi will be remembered as a very caring and loving man, who always looked for the positive things in life regardless of the negatives.  He was an avid bowler and enjoyed watching all sports with the “love of his life”, Sharon, who he had just celebrated 30 years of being together with.

     He will be sadly missed by his soul mate, Sharon Calmes Wickson; his brother, Michael Miceli; Sharon’s sons and grandchildren, Eric (Kelly), Timothy (Heather) and Sean (Angel); Olivia, Blake, Warner, Kinsley and Joseph; nieces, Mary-Kate Miceli, Hope Miceli, Patricia Miceli and Kayleigh Miceli-Soldi; lifelong friends, John Condidorio and Sam Steffenilla, along with numerous loved cousins.

     In addition to his parents, Jobi was predeceased by his brother, Patrick.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 5 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy.  Interment will be private in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jobi are suggested to LeRoy Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 56, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482 or Lake Plains Dialysis, 200 Ohio Street, Medina, N.Y. 14103.

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Luis A. Cotto

By LaVern Falcone

Batavia ~ Luis A. Cotto, age 57, of Porter Avenue, passed away early Sunday morning (Nov. 5, 2023) at the Northgate Health Care Facility in N. Tonawanda.   


  He was born June 3, 1966 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, a son of the late Guillermo Cotto and Virginia Rivera.

     Luis worked for the NYS Thruway Authority for many years as a toll collector.  He enjoyed bowling and baseball, and actually played semi-professional baseball in Puerto Rico.  He was also a fan of the NY Yankees and NY Giants.

     He is survived by his wife, Janice Gardner Cotto of Batavia; his daughter, Virginia Cotto (Raymond Ferrer) of New Jersey; grandchildren, Jaylene Ferrer and Jayden Ferrer; his brother, Eddie (Jasmarie) Calderon of Batavia; nephews Michael and Brian Calderon and niece, Edmarie Calderon.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 10 ~ 11 AM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy, where a brief service will follow at 11:00.  He will be laid to rest in the Mumford Rural Cemetery.

     Contributions in memory of Luis are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Luis’ family at

Douglas Stedman

By Joshua Smith

Attica - Douglas Stedman, 75, of Attica, passed away unexpectedly at his home on the morning of Saturday, November 4, 2023.

Douglas was born May 6, 1948 in Warsaw, a son of the late Paul Stedman and Dorothy (Coleman) Stedman.

Having graduated from Attica Central School in 1966, Douglas honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1968. Shortly thereafter, he married his high school sweetheart Roxann on August 9, 1969. Doug was a lifelong dairy farmer who enjoyed nothing more than the smell of freshly plowed earth and newly mowed hay. Douglas will be dearly missed and remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather; he especially cherished the precious time spent with his grandchildren.

Douglas is survived by his wife Roxann (Kriegel) Stedman; daughter Heather (Mike) Hojnicki, and son Paul (Melinda) Stedman; grandchildren, Sarah and Ellie Hojnicki, Savannah, Zachary and JP (Joseph Paul) Stedman; and sister, Laurie Ann Wine (Stedman).

In addition to his parents, Doug was predeceased by a son, Jared, brothers, Paul Gary Stedman and William Stedman, and sister, Gloria Paine (Stedman).

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 4:00PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at H.E. Turner Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM at SS. Joachim & Anne (St. Vincent's worship site) 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011, Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the to The Attica Ambulance Department, 11 Water Street, Attica NY 14011.

Online condolences may be offered at

Jessica L. Pfenninger

By Lisa Ace

Jessica L. Pfenninger 42, passed away after a long tough battle with her illness, on Thursday, November 2, 2023, surrounded by family at Unity Hospital in Greece, NY. Jessi was born to Kathleen M. Miles and Gaylord R. Ace, Jr. Jessi is preceded in death by Robert & Linda Miles of Corfu (Grandparents), Lynn J. Draves of Alexander (Aunt), Gaylord R. Ace, Sr., of Basom (Grandfather), Brian K. Ace of Batavia (Uncle), Richard A. White of Avoca (Father-in-Law) and Karen Wilt of Akron (Aunt). 

Jessi was a marching band member as well as a soccer player in High School. Jessi was a dedicated employee at Marquarts & Sons Trucking and CSS Farms prior to her passing. Jessi was a beloved devoted wife, mom, sister, aunt, cousin and friend of many. Jessi is survived by her mother Kathleen Miles, Father Gaylord Ace; David C. Pfenninger her loving husband of 7 years (that she had been with for 26 years), their children William J.J. Beach of Cameron, Jordana (Justin) Miles of Corfu, Amanda R. Pfenninger of Cameron, Micheal F. Pfenninger of Alden, and Tucker (Makaila) Pfenninger of Alden. Jessi and David have 6 grandchildren DJ Garder,  Bradley D. Gordon, Hakan Beach-Woodworth, Scarlett Beach, Braxtyn R. Miles, and are expecting another grandson Samuel L. Pfenninger in a few months.
Brother and sister-in-law Roy (Kristen) Ace; nieces Rylie P. Ace, Keigan P. Ace; nephews Aiden G. Ace and Cameron G. Ace of West Batavia, Sister Jamie Ace of Corfu, Brother and sister-in-law Eric (Meghan) Pfenninger; nephew Mason J. Pfenninger of Victor, Sister and brother-in-law Amy (Jason) Earsing; nieces Jaiden E. Rodas and Carly M. Rodas of LeRoy, Father-in-law David Pfenninger of LeRoy and Mother-in-law Tammy Kent of Portageville. Jessi is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The Draves families, The Wilt family, The Madejrich family, The Lesch family, The Miles families, The Paper family, The Ace families, The King family, and many, many others.

Jessi’s hobbies included many nights at 4-H group event with her children. She spent a lot of nights as an active rodeo member of the Attica Rodeo Association. Where she ran horse shows, cattle penning and helped with the rodeo for many years. Jessi loved plastic canvas, puzzles, watching birds with her grandchildren and spending quality time with her family. Jessi was lost too soon; she will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of loving her. May she rest in paradise. 

Jessi’s family invites all who knew her to express their condolences and say their goodbyes at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc.,4 East Main Street Corfu, NY 14036 on Friday, November 10th from 6 to 9 p.m. for calling hours. Jessi’s funeral will be at the mortuary on Saturday, November 11th at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of life with her family.

Monica E. Barry

By LaVern Falcone

Pavilion ~ Monica E. Barry, age 100, of Lake Street, passed away peacefully at home on Friday morning, November 3, 2023.   


  She was born November 12, 1922 in Covington, a daughter of the late Francis and Nellie Whalen Barry.

     Monica will be remembered as a caring aunt and friend, who was proud of her independence and being able to live in the family home for so many years.

     She is survived by her nephews, Gary (Gerrie) Platek, Randy (Donna) Platek and Patrick (Joan) Barry; nieces, Gayle Strathearn, Marsha Biggie, Nancy Canepa and Gigi (Bill) Beach, along with many great-nieces & nephews and great-great-nieces & nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Marian (Theordore “Ted”) Platek and brothers, Donald (Virginia) Barry and Richard (Charlene) Barry.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family. 

     Contributions in memory of Monica are suggested to the Pavilion Fire Department.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Monica’s family at

John F. Flint

By LaVern Falcone

LeRoy ~ John F. Flint, age 86, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

     He was born April 18, 1937 in Batavia, N.Y., a son of the late Kenneth and Elsie Vitale Flint.   

john flint

  John will be remembered as a very caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend to many.  He was dedicated to his faith and community, which was represented by his loyalty as a 61 year Mason member and served as Right worshipful Grand Steward from 2018-2021 and his membership in the LeRoy Baptist Church for over 55 years.  John served his country honorably with the US Army from 1963 – 1965. He also served the residents of Genesee County as the Deputy County Treasurer for 19 years and County Treasurer for 10 years.  John enjoyed gardening and had a love for birds, especially hummingbirds.

     He will be sadly missed by his children, LouAnn (Al) Falcon, Tom (Deb) McCullough and Peter (Ann) McCullough; longtime companion, Phyllis Caccamise; brother-in-law, David Gluck; sister-in-law, Sarah Flint, along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Louise (McCullough) Flint, brother, Ret. Col. Robert Flint and sister, Joanne Gluck.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, November 4 from 12 ~ 3 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd., LeRoy. Services for the family will be private. John will be laid to rest at the Western NY National Cemetery in Pembroke at a later date.

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

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with John’s family at

Hugh McCartney

By Joshua Smith

Bergen - Hugh F. McCartney, 72 of Bergen passed away on Monday, October 30, 2023 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Mr. McCartney was born Friday, December 8th, 1950 in Batavia, a son of the late Hugh A. and Helen T. (Tomsett) McCartney.

Hugh lived his life in service to others. He joined the Bergen Fire Department in 1969, holding most positions within the department including past fire chief and a member of the Board of Directors for over 30 years. Hugh was an active member of many organizations such as the NYS Fire Chiefs Association, FASNY, Monroe County Fire Chief's Association, and WNY Fireman's Association. He graduated from Byron-Bergen Senior High School and attended Genesee Community College. Hugh worked for Genesee Valley BOCES as a Building and Grounds Foreman in Leicester, Mt. Morris, Geneseo, LeRoy and many other school districts.

Hugh will be remembered by his sister, Christine A. "Chris" McCartney; brother, Dennis M. (Renee') McCartney; niece, Kristy (Scott) Murphy; nephews, Daniel and Jason McCartney; a special cousin, Barbara Bates, many other cousins, and in the life of everyone he ever touched.

In death Hugh will be reunited with his mother, Helen T. McCartney, and father, Hugh A. McCartney.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 17, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Bergen Fire Station, 10 Hunter St, Bergen, NY 14416.  Hugh's funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at The Bergen Fire Station, 10 Hunter St, Bergen, NY 14416. Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen. Arrangements are under the care and direction of H. E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home, Bergen, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bergen Fire Department, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, NY 14416.

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James "Jim" Edward Porter

By Ronald Konieczny

James “Jim” Edward Porter, moved to his heavenly home October 26, 2023, the anniversary date of his mothers passing.

Jim was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 24, 1951. His father, Roy C. Porter, mother Bernice Swift and brother Kenneth W. Porter all passed previously and welcomed him home in heaven.

He leaves behind his companion of 6 years, Anne Haas of LeRoy, NY and his two daughters; Kellie Brink of Columbus, Ohio and Angela Lynn Porter of Clinton, Ohio; as well as the four grandchildren he adored, Kaitlyn, Hayden Aaleyah and Jaydon. Jim is also survived by sisters, Ellen (late David) Wood of East Bethany, NY, Debbie Claw of Canton, Ohio, Sharon (Lynn) Porter Wood of East Bethany, NY, Linda (Vince) Maurer and Patti (Pat) Moretti, both of Kentucky. 

His hobbies were playing Beatles music on his guitar or keyboard and singing along. Jim was a stand-up comedian, always cracking jokes and making them up spontaneously. Although he attended the Batavia Lake Plains Dialysis Unit, Jim kept everyone there laughing. His friends and staff there will miss his uplifting personality.

Jim was an avid Browns fan (proudly wearing his leather Cleveland Browns jacket). He played football himself at Dalton High School in Ohio, as well as Rittman High School where he graduated in 1969. After graduation, Jim served in the United States Navy on the USS Regulus.

He will be interred at the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu, NY with services and military honors held at the convenience of the family. There will be no prior calling hours.

Memorials can be offered to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at




Paul A. Smith

By Ronald Konieczny

Paul A. Smith, 82 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Monday (October 30, 2023) at the Absolut Care Nursing Facility in Gasport, NY.

He was born December 13, 1940 in Buffalo, NY a son of the late Frank and Margaret Kerr Smith.

Paul was a car hauler for Penske Lease Way in Lewiston prior to his retirement and was a career member of the Teamsters Union Local #449. 

He is survived by his children: Michael (Deborah) Smith, Jeffrey (Karen) Smith, Jennifer (Timothy) Manchester, Brenda (Daniel) Schultz, Leanne Smith; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother. David (Judy) Smith and sister Margaret Jean (late Dale) Wiley.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (Nov. 6th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, where a funeral service will commence at 7pm. Burial will be private in White Chapel Cemetery, Buffalo, NY.

Memorial offerings may be made to White Whiskers Dog Sanctuary, 35 Lewis Rd., Akron, NY 14001. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at




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