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Elba - Marvin L.  Stokes, 90 of Elba passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital.

Mr. Stokes was born Tuesday, June 11th, 1931 in Oakfield, a son of the late Raymond Stokes and Bertha Rich Stokes.

A member of the Elba Presbyterian Church for over 55 years, he was a member of the 2 cylinder club and a member of Godfrey’s Pond for over 50 years. Marvin loved to garden and had an uncanny ability to grow beautiful long stem roses. A gifted mechanic, he could fix anything mechanical if you could get it in his garage. He enjoyed old tractors, especially Massey-Ferguson and John Deere, hunting and fishing with his brothers and going to the Alexander Steam Show annually. A proud Army veteran, he cherished his time with his family, especially his daughters and grandsons.

Marvin is the husband of Viola M. Buck Stokes who passed away on November 9, 2021.

Surviving are his daughter, Barbara (Jeffrey) Benedict  of Rochester; his son-in-law,  John Jurs of Albion; grandsons, Joshua (Robin) Jurs and Jacob (Katherine) Jurs, both of Barre; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Jurs; his great-grandchildren Elizabeth Jurs and Mason Jurs; his brother, Raymond (Shirley) Stokes of East Bethany; sisters, Esther Johnson  of Oakfield, Edith Bezon of Byron and Dixie (Charles) Rudolph of Batavia; his sister-in-law, Doris Stokes of East Bethany along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Jurs who passed away in 2015 and his siblings, Robert Stokes and Virginia Kidney.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. His funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 11 am at The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba. Burial, with military honors will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba, New York 14058. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

BAUDHUIN, Dennis J. - Pembroke, NY, entered into rest on February 17, 2022.  Dennis was born January 11, 1949 in Niagara Falls, NY. 

Dearest father of John Baudhuin and Jessie (Michael) Molle’, Grandfather of William, Kate, Jack and Xander.  Loving son of the late Donald and Jeanette (Rogala) Baudhuin and the late Grace Baudhuin.  Dear brother of the late sister Laura (William) Mulligan, David (Tischa) Bradman, James (Deborah Garvey) Bradman, and Darlene (James) Graczyk; also survived by nieces, nephews and special friends Cliff and Michelle Black.

Dennis was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1969 – 1972. He was a member of the Newstead Memorial VFW Post 3180, was a classic car and car show enthusiast, and loved the Green Bay Packers.

It was his wish to not have formal services.  A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at a later date. Final interment will be at the Western New York National Cemetery.

Virginia Ann Schaefer, 98, of Oviedo, Florida and formerly of Batavia, NY, passed away on February 4, 2022 at Life Care Center of Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Virginia was born April 22, 1923 in Rochester, the daughter of the late George and Eleanor (Beidenbach) Klee.

A member of Resurrection Parish, in Batavia, NY, Virginia was involved in various bible study groups and was dedicated to Our Lady, Mary. She enjoyed her weekly bridge club, was also an avid golfer and member of Stafford Country Club. She worked as a secretary for the Selective Service System in Batavia, NY, and then as a secretary for her late husband’s law office, George E. Schaefer Law Office. While in Batavia, she enjoyed attending all her grandchildren’s athletic
games and other school performances, with her husband, George.

After moving to Florida in 2009, Virginia became an active member of the bible study group at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Oviedo, FL. She liked going for walks in the warm weather, floating in the pool, attending activities at the Senior Center, such as water aerobics, line dancing, and playing bridge, and watching every golf tournament on TV. She loved going to Disney World, the beach, the local high school football games, the UCF football games, and
especially enjoyed the halftime bands, as well as any and all musical performances from her era. She loved cheering for her granddaughter’s high school basketball and lacrosse teams, with the other grandmothers, and never missed a game.

Surviving are her children, Joan (Fred) Francis of Oviedo, FL and George (Paula Miller) Schaefer III of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Freddie Francis of Locust, NC, Karen (Chris) Jones of Newnan, GA, Eddie Francis of Oviedo, FL, Kristen Francis of Denver, CO, Kathren (fiancé Trey Koons) Francis of Winter Park, CO, George Schaefer IV of Greenville, SC, and Molly (Bryan) Hickey of Durham, NC; great-grandchildren, Ethan Jones, Jacob Jones, & Blakely Eleanor Jones of Newnan, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Schaefer, Jr. and brother, Dick Klee.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. Virginia 's Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 26 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Virginia will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.

ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY are invited to join us for a Luncheon at Batavia Country Club, 7909 Byron Rd., Batavia, NY, immediately following the funeral Mass. Everyone is also invited to join us for a short memorial service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum after the funeral, or to go directly to the Batavia Country Club Luncheon.

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- Gloria E. Allein, 99, of Batavia passed away on Friday, February 18th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence.

Mrs. Allein was born January 8th, 1923, in Buffalo, NY. She is the daughter of the late Harold W. Athoe and Frieda H. Athoe.

Gloria was a longtime and active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia, NY. She was a member of the church choir, bell choir, Ladies Auxiliary and taught both Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. She volunteered her time for many years at Genesee Memorial Hospital. She married Fred J. Allein on December 17th, 1944, upon his return home from World War II. While he was still active with the Air Force they lived in Germany and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Gloria enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. You only had to meet Gloria once and you would fall in love with her infectious smile and loving heart.

Surviving are her children, Gloria (Robert) Chapman of Stafford, James (Cheryl) Allein of Attica, her son-in-law, David R. Whitcombe of Batavia; grandchildren, Brent (Judy) Chapman, Rebecca (Matthew) Roggow, Robert (Molly) Chapman, Jeffery (Shannon) Whitcombe, Ryan (fiancé Meghan Dwyer) Whitcombe, Becky Whitcombe, Abby Allein, Alyssa Allein, and Braden Allein; eleven great-grandchildren with her twelfth due in June; her sister, Wilma Meyer of Batavia; her brother, Harold W. Athoe II. of Batavia; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Fred J. Allein, who passed away on October 15th, 2010; her daughter, Pamela Whitcombe who passed away on August 13th, 2021; her grandson, Richard Whitcombe who passed away on July 24th, 2006; and her sister, Jeanette Briggs who passed away on March 17th, 1969.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 23rd, from 10 am to 11 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, NY. Her funeral services will immediately follow visitation and begin at 11 am. Burial will be at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, NY14020. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Michael K. McEvoy, 75 of Batavia passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. McEvoy was born Friday, September 27th, 1946 in Cortland, New York a son of the late Gerald McEvoy and Joyce Pursey McEvoy.

Michael attended Cortland High School and graduated in 1965. After graduation, he went to Canton Tech to pursue his degree in Technology and Buffalo State to complete his degree in Education.

He began his teaching career at Cheektowaga High School, where he spent 3 years. He spent the next decade at Sweet Home High School, before moving to Pembroke Jr./Sr. High School in 1984, where he spent the remainder of his educational career teaching technology and met his wife Susan, a music teacher. Michael and Susan married on September 28, 1985 and remained at Pembroke until their retirement.

Michael had a passion for woodworking, watercolor painting, and photography. Throughout his life, he practiced his art, including photographing weddings professionally throughout the 80s and 90s.

Michael is survived by his wife of 36 years, Susan Hoverson McEvoy of Batavia; daughters, Sara McEvoy of Boulder, Colorado, Amy (Eric) Forden of Cumming, Georgia, Katie (Mark) Weber of Ithaca, New York and Sara (Mike) Glynn of Batavia, New York; four grandchildren, Addison and Ian Glynn and Alexander and Adam Forden; his brother, Kevin (Karen) McEvoy of Cortland and his niece, Kary McEvoy (Phillip Valenta) of Whitney Point.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 24th, 2022 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 am at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. He will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, WNY Chapter, 1650 South Avenue, Suite 100, Rochester, New York 14620 or Visiting Nurses Association of Western New York, 650 Airborne Parkway, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

olverd_julie-photo1.jpgJulie Catherine Olverd, 48 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday (February 15, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 2, 1973 in Clifton Springs, NY, a daughter of Cathy Creswell Slayton and the late Howard Martin; also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Martin. 

Julie enjoyed most time spent with her family, friends and children most of all. She was loyal and hardworking. Julie was a great lover of football. She was Buffalo Bills’ biggest fan. She devoted herself to her children and family. Julie had a heart of gold and selfless character. 

Surviving besides her mother is her husband, Eric Olverd of Batavia. Daughter, Morgan Olverd of Batavia. Son Kaiden Olverd of Batavia. Also survived by three brothers, four sisters, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (February 20th) from 2-4pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. A memorial service will follow visitation at 4pm.

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




mgraz.jpg  Margaret Elaine Grazioplene, 97, went to her heavenly home on Monday, February 14, 2022 after spending her last few days at the Aurora House Comfort Care Home in Spencerport, NY. Elaine was a loving and joyful person, who embraced life with enthusiasm and graciousness. She cherished being with family and friends and, even while facing declining health, impaired eyesight and restricted mobility, made the most of any gathering.

Elaine enjoyed games, particularly the card game Quiddler, one in which her many years as a crossword puzzler gave her a stockpile of obscure words. Well into her early nineties, she would adventurously climb into a canoe or kayak, compete in a bocce game or get down on the floor to play with great grandchildren. Elaine loved milkshakes, homemade pasta, Grace Livingston Hill books, Jeopardy and traveling adventures. She was a devoted sports fan, closely following her Buffalo Bills, professional golf and the Olympics.

Elaine’s faith in Christ was evident in her daily life. She was devoted to reading Scripture and loved listening to hymns and worshiping with her Edgewood church family. She was a bright spot for the many who knew and loved her. Although her presence on earth will be missed, she eagerly anticipated her new home in heaven.

Elaine was born on May 12, 1924 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late Carman and Frances Beaird Solo. She graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1946 and started her career teaching elementary students in Oakfield, NY. She later taught middle school at St. Mary’s School in Batavia and then tutored math students at Genesee Community College until she retired at the age of 87.

Elaine is survived by her son, James (Ann Marie) Grazioplene; her daughters, Mary Margaret (Walter) Fleming, Elizabeth (Dean) Powley, Christine (Wil) Franz; her sister, Patricia Emerson and her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Grazioplene; her son, Thomas (Holly) Grazioplene; her sister, Catherine Solo and her brother, Frances (Lucy) Solo.

A Service to celebrate Elaine’s life and Christ’s faithfulness will be held on Sunday, February 27 at 2:00 PM at Edgewood Church (111 E Jefferson Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534). Live streaming of the service will be available via YouTube (search for Edgewood Church Rochester NY).

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Edgewood Church or to the Aurora House Comfort Care Home (495 S Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559). 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.

Barbara R. Kern, 86, of Basom, passed away peacefully at her home, with her family by her side, on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Barb was born May 15, 1935, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Jacob and Helen Blish Klotzbach.

Barb was a longtime member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church and the church organist for 60 years. She was a member of the Apostles Class and sang in the church choir. Music was a very important part of Barb’s life. She taught piano lessons for many years and at one time had 15 students under her calming guidance. When she wasn’t busy with her church activities and her piano students, Barb helped out at Kern’s Farm Market. She was very dedicated to the family farm. Her favorite hobbies were crocheting and bowling. Barb was a devoted Christian and loved her grandchildren dearly.

Barb is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Ronald M. Kern; her sons, Scott (Karla) Kern and Gregory (Deborah) Kern; 5 grandchildren, Jackie (Josh) Kurcoba, Ronda Marie Kern, Stefanie (Ben) Kitanik, Andrew Kern and Jeremy Kern; one great grandson, Jack Kitanik; her brothers, Lawrence (Linda) Klotzbach and Keith (late Helen) Klotzbach. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Friday, February 18, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Alleghany Road, Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Indian Falls Cemetery, Indian Falls, NY.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

Elba - Larry D. Williams, 64 of Elba passed away on Tuesday, (January 25, 2022) at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo.

Mr. Williams was born September 25, 1957 in Charleston, West Virginia a son of the late Willie Williams and Velma (Gross) Williams.

Larry is survived by his wife, Colleen (Say) Williams of Elba, along with children and grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute at roswellpark.org.

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.

Batavia - Joseph G. Battaglia, III, 82 of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (February 7, 2022) at home.

Mr. Battaglia was born May 17, 1939 in Batavia,a son of the late Joseph P.  Battaglia, II and Lucille (Hale) Battaglia.

He was a former parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Batavia. He enjoyed the horses, football, gardening - especially tomatoes, and raising chickens.

Surviving are his daughters, Tina Marie (Clarence) Winspear of Cameron, North Carolina, LuAnne Battaglia of Lockport, and Jolene Battaglia of Chili; his companion, Hazel Preedom of Batavia; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Joe is preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph G. Battaglia, IV; a brother, Michael Battaglia; and a sister, Rose Marie Monte.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


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