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Marietta A. Richmond

By LaVern Falcone

Pavilion ~ Marietta A. Richmond, age 84, of Lake Road, passed away Sunday morning (August 6, 2023) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.



  She was born June 20, 1939 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Stevens Shirley.

     Marietta will be remembered for her love of family, especially being a part of her grandchildren’s lives.  She was an avid shopper and a loving care provider to all her feline companions.

     She is survived by her children; Deb Johnson (Ray Coniber), Dwight MacConnell (Vicki Chatel), Rhett (Dorothy) Richmond, Denise (George) Hahn and Michelle Richmond; her sister, Judy Rose, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ward Richmond and brother, Jerry Shirley.

     Family and friends are invited to her Graveside Service to be held on Monday, August 14 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Cemetery in LeRoy.

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Richard "Dick" Palone

By Lisa Ace
Palome Obit

Richard "Dick" Palone, Sr., age 86, of Medina went home to the Lord on August 4, 2023. Born in Oakfield, NY on October 30, 1936, he was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Bordner) Palone, Sr. On November 3, 1956 Dick married the love of his life, Wilda (Waldo) Palone. Dick was employed by various companies - Haxton Foods, Curtis Burns, Sylvania and lastly 30 years at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors in Lockport. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary's Church in Medina. He enjoyed gardening and was also a fan of the New York Yankees and the San Francisco 49ers. Dick loved spending time with his family, who will all miss him dearly. Dick and Wilda raised four children, Richard (Donna) Palone, Jr. of Medina, Susan Payne of Medina, Douglas (Shannon) Palone of Vermont and Steven Palone of Medina. Dick is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Patricia Murray of Batavia. In addition to his parents and his wife Wilda, Dick was predeceased by his siblings Joseph Jr., Donald, William, Robert, Jeanette and Geraldine. Although there will be no calling hours, his family would love for all his friends to join them at the graveside committal on Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. in Millville Cemetery. Dick's family would greatly appreciate memorial donations in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Orleans who made it possible for their father to remain in his home during his last days, at Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at

Jennie (Trigilio) Paradowski

By T.J. Woodward

Jennie (Trigilio) Paradowski, 101, of Batavia passed away on August 3, 2023 at the Grand Nursing Home. She was born in Oakfield on November 28, 1921 to the late Angelo and Sebastiana (Bordonaro) Trigilio. In addition to her parents, Jennie is predeceased by her son in law; Rob Diamond; 5 brothers John, Joe, Sam, Frank and Nick Trigilio; 4 sisters Rose Grasso, Ann Liberante, Josephine Papero and Angeline Paradise. 

Jennie loved music and dancing, going to the casino and above all else, spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her loving daughter; Ann Diamond of East Troy, WI; along with many nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 12:00PM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday August 5, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia where Jennie will be laid to rest. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 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.

Walter J. McBurney

By T.J. Woodward

Walter J. McBurney, 75, of Le Roy passed away on July 30, 2023 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born in Batavia on March 5, 1948 to the late John and Olga (Duboy) McBurney. 

Walter was a United States Army Veteran and worked as a Service Coordinator for Finger Lakes DDSO in Rochester for many years. 

Walter is survived by several cousins and friends. 

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in St. Francis Cemetery in Le Roy. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute 1335 Jefferson Rd. #23191 Rochester, NY 14692.  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.

Raymond E. Pagels

By T.J. Woodward

Raymond E. Pagels, 73, of Oakfield passed away on August 2, 2023 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born in East Bethany on October 11, 1949 to the late Raymond and Edna (Armstrong) Pagels. In addition to his parents, Ray is predeceased by a sister; Helena Pritchard; brother-in-law Charles Getch. 

Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years; Charlotte (Hallauer) Pagels; children Raymond (Luann) Pagels, Diane Krawczyk and Kenneth (Jamey) Pagels; siblings Patricia Getch, Norm (Evelyn) Pagels, Bill (Bridgette) Pagels and John Pagels; grandchildren Zachary Krawczyk, Justin Krawczyk, Kasey Pagels and Brook Pagels, along with several nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 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.

Kelly K. Johnson

By Joshua Smith

Oakfield - Kelly K. Johnson, 31, of Oakfield, passed away on Monday (July 31, 2023) at Unity Hospital after a long battle with heart complications.

She is survived by her parents, Mark (Beckie) Johnson and Diane (Wayne) Scott; paternal grandmother, Elenor Johnson; boyfriend, Matthew Randall; daughter, Aaliyah Anderson; son, Raiden Randall; brother, Jeffrey Johnson; nephews, Jaxson and Lincoln Johnson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brother, Scott Johnson; and paternal grandfather, Randall Johnson.

Kelly loved animals and enjoyed being in nature. She had an amazing sense of humor and loved candy.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield, where Kelly's funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 6:00 p.m. Interment in St. Cecelia's Cemetery in Oakfield will be private. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at

Jeanne E. Haber

By Joshua Smith
Jeanne E. Haber

Batavia - Jeanne E. Haber, 97, of Batavia joined God’s heavenly choir May 24 where she resided at Le Roy Village Green nursing home.

Born September 21, 1925 in Batavia, she was the daughter of the late Marion F. and Jennie Winegar Ingalsbe.

Following graduation from Corfu High School she was accepted into the nurses’ training program at Wyoming County Community Hospital which provided her the opportunity to work at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.  While in New York she met her future husband whom she married October 18, 1947 on his twenty-third birthday.

Called home to care for her ailing mother she began her western New York registered nursing career at the former St. Jerome Hospital prior to becoming part of the nursing staff at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital.  After dedicating heart and soul to her patients for more than forty years she retired in 1986 from the Genesee County Health Department as a visiting nurse.  Her love of nursing never diminished in retirement as she was instrumental in founding Hospice in Genesee County, sat on its board as one of the first members, served as a volunteer for ten years and was named Genesee County American Cancer Society’s Nurse Hope.

Outside of nursing her other great passion was singing.  From the age of three years old her voice could be heard in churches, weddings too numerous to recount (including two of her daughters) and funerals.  Plus she thoroughly enjoyed performing in several Rotary show productions.  Her favorite and most-requested song was His Eye is on the Sparrow which earned her the nickname of “bird lady” in the community.  And as a great lover of the United States and the American flag she cherished every opportunity to “belt out” the National Anthem.  She was a member of Genesee Country Church in Oakfield.

She is survived by daughters, Carole Haber of Brookline, Massachusetts, Donna Jean (John) Herbert of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and Nancy (Matt) Paul of Manchester, Georgia; grandson Sean Widlake of Brookline, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty-seven years, John B. Haber, brothers Carlton Ingalsbe and Earl Ingalsbe and sisters Hazel Murchison, Evelyn Schultz and Aleatha Scroger.

Family and friends are invited at attend Jeanne's Celebration of Life on Monday (August 7, 2023) at 12:00 p.m. at Genesee Country Church, 3268 Drake Street Road, Oakfield.  A private burial, at the convenience of the immediate family, will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, 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

Marjorie A. Goodwin

By Joshua Smith
Marjorie A. Goodwin

Marjorie A. Goodwin, 94, of Batavia, passed away on August 2, 2023 at the LeRoy Village Nursing Home.

Marjorie was born February 16, 1929 in Batavia, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Rogers) Tracy.

Marjorie enjoyed volunteering with Volunteers for Animals in Batavia, where she would bring the shelter's cats and dogs to visit local nursing homes.  She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the VFW in Corfu.  Marjorie was an inspector with General Motors in Rochester and also worked at BJ's in Batavia for 10 years.

Surviving are her children, James (Diane) Bouton of Batavia, William (Elaine) Bouton of Alexander and Barbara (Don) Neilson of Utah; sister, Judy D'Angelo of Avon; sister-in-law, Fran Tracy of Batavia; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Orville Goodwin; son, Harold Bouton, Jr.; brothers, James, John, William and Richard Tracy; sister, Jean Orcini; step-daughter, Kathy Muhall; step-son, Keith Goodwin; sister-in-law, Betty Tracy and brother-in-law, Al Orcini.

There are no prior calling hours.  Marjorie's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10 at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, 150 Alleghany Road, Corfu.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021, or to Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

Teresa M. Prinzi

By Lisa Ace
Prinzi Obit

Teresa M. Prinzi, age 78 formerly of LeRoy, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2023 at St.Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, CO after a brief illness.

She was born February 15, 1945, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Falkowski of Alexander, NY. She will be forever missed by her loving husband of 59 years, Samuel Prinzi Jr: two children, Michele Prinzi and Samuel (Diana) Prinzi III; three grandchildren, Jesse (Rachel) Prinzi, Jeremy Prinzi and Jordan Prinzi; great grandson Kyber Prinzi; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Terrie was predeceased by her son, Robert Joseph Prinzi; brother, Joseph Falkowski Sr.; sister, Bernadette Falkowski; and parents-in-law Samuel and Jeannette Prinzi. Terrie was known for her sense of humor, mastery of cooking, both Polish and Italian food, and her abundance of thoughtful kindness to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial mass was held in her honor on July 18, 2023 in Lakewood, CO.

John H. Mikolajczyk

By Lisa Ace
John H. Mikolajczyk

John H. Mikolajczyk passed away on Monday, July 31, 2023, at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Batavia on July 8, 1942, he was the son of Frank and Genevieve (Cupicha) Mikolajczyk. He was a member of the 1960 graduating class of Oakfield-Alabama Central School. He proudly served in the US Navy and returned to Western New York where he met and married Barbara Bencal.

John and Barb built a house in Elba and lived there with their two children, Joe and Julie. He began working in the Purchasing Department at Graham Manufacturing in 1978 and remained employed there until his retirement in 2004. He became an active Boy Scout Troop Leader (Troop 17) and especially enjoyed the adventurous trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He was elected to the Elba Central School Board where he served several terms while his children were in high school. John and Barb sold the house in Elba in 2002 and after a short time in Dansville, pursued their retirement dream of building a lake house in New York’s Southern Tier. Their home on Tanglewood Lake in Campbell was a beloved gathering place for family and friends who came for many visits. John loved fishing on the lake and hunting on their land. The times they saw bears and deer right in their front yard (and on their porch!) were great reminders of how much they loved their life at the cabin.

He always had plans for how to improve things around every house and property and enjoyed tackling each new set of projects. John and Barb took many road trips to visit John’s sister Joan in Florida and their children and grandchildren in Florida and Arizona. Along the way, they would make detours to visit cousins and other family across the country.

In 2019, they moved to Lockport to be closer to family and so John could fulfill his dream of biking along and fishing in the Erie Canal. Each year he was filled with optimism that THIS would be the year for the Buffalo Bills. Their record didn’t matter, though – he was a loyal fan to the end.

John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara (Bencal) Mikolajczyk; children Joe and Julie Mikolajczyk; grandchildren Chloe, Sophia, and Lucy Mikolajczyk; and sister Joan Bezon and her children.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 10AM at St. Cecilia’s Church in Oakfield, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roswell Cancer Research Center at or Niagara Hospice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit

Lorraine M. Matyjasik

By Ronald Konieczny

Lorraine M. Matyjasik, 88 of Basom, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (August 1, 2023) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born August 9, 1934 in Brownville, NY, a daughter of the late Francis and Viola (Machajewski) Kwandrans.

Lorraine was employed by the University of Buffalo prior to her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, watching wrestling and was a fan of the Buffalo Bills. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her children, David (Charlene) Matyjasik of Lockport, Joyce (late Cal) Buchanan of Basom, Doreen (Ken) Matyjasik of Buffalo and Annette (Jim) Richley of Corfu. Son in-law, Ray O’Grady of Canada. Siblings, Florence Szyndel, Effie Kwandrans and Mildren Krawczyk. Sister in-law, Carol Kwandrans. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Matyjasik; son, Larry Matyjasik; daughter, Gloria O’Grady, 2 grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Family and friends are invited to share in her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (August 5th), 10:00am at St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple St., Oakfield, NY. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the Western New York National Cemetery.

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Elizabeth A. Crumb

By Ronald Konieczny

Elizabeth A. Crumb, 80 of LeRoy and formerly of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Friday (July 28, 2023) at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born April 27, 1943 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Watson and Elizabeth Farkas Cramer.

She was employed by P.W. Minor in Batavia prior to her retirement. She was a hard worker and enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets, Elvis and taking care of her flower garden. Most of all she loved her grandchildren and family and will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her children, Colleen (Michael) Freeman of Avon, Garrett Crumb of Penfield, Jinny (B. Thomas) Mancuso of Batavia, Curt C. (Mary) Crumb of Hamlin and Corine (Oscar) Vazquez of Arizona. Sisters, Dorothy Cramer of Pennsylvania, Carol Hagerty of Tonawanda, Bonnie Prunella of Williamsville and Watson Cramer of Pennsylvania. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth is predeceased by her husband, Sim A. Crumb, sons, Scott S. Crumb and Wesley A. Crumb, daughter, Dawn Smith and siblings, Lynne Zelasko and William Cramer.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Evergreen Hill Cemetery.




Cristal Nesbitt

By Joshua Smith

Batavia - Cristal Nesbitt, 43, of Batavia  passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Rochester General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Cristal was born Saturday, June 28th, 1980 in Rochester, New York a daughter of John Nesbitt and Gale Fritz-Jordan. 

She enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, baking, and spending time with friends and family. Cristal had a passion for art and was a talented and versatile artist.

She will be remembered by her son, Cameron Bontrager, and his father Derick Bontrager; mother, Gale Fitz-Jordan (Robert Chatman); father, John (Linda) Nesbitt; siblings, Eric (Krystal) Nesbitt and Alisha Chatman; nieces and nephews, Dakota Nesbitt, Zach Diegert, Lauren Diegert, Zaria Aslam, and Edward Allen; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In death Cristal is reunited with her brother, Jason Nesbitt.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street, Batavia, NY.  Cristal’s Funeral service will be held at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 300 E Main St, Batavia, NY on Wednesday August 9, 2023 at 12:00 pm.  Burial will be immediately following the funeral service in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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James P. "Jim" McMahon

By T.J. Woodward

James P. “Jim” McMahon, 64, of Darien, was called home to the Lord suddenly on July 31, 2023. He was born on February 24, 1959 in Buffalo to the late John and Anna Mae (Sennott) Shelby.  

Jim was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son and friend. The memory of Jim lives on in the love of his life of 26 years; Rosanne; his 4 loving sons Adam (Nikki) Sarvis, Jesse (Alicia) Sarvis, Ryan (Amber) Sarvis and Jason Sarvis (and the late Alexis Arthur). Jim loved being a grandfather to Hannah, Summer, Aiden, Madison, Tyler, Gavin and Brayden. 

He is also survived by his siblings; Patricia Carney of MI., Sheila (Paul) Merle of Alexander. He is preceded in death by Walter (Betty) Franz and Mary Gravenda. Jim was adored by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Jim was an amazing family man who always had a smile on and the most optimistic outlook on life. He loved spending time with his rescue beagle and best bud Louie and living his best life with Rosanne. Jim’s legacy and kindness will live on and will forever be close to our hearts. 

There will be no prior calling hours or Services. 

To honor Jim’s life, please donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and say a prayer of healing for his family. To leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.


Robert “Bob” Say

By Lisa Ace

Robert “Bob” Say, of Akron, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2023. He was born in Batavia, NY on February 13, 1941 to the late Irving and Lillian (Rich) Say. Bob grew up and attended school in Oakfield, NY and honorably served his country in the Army National Guard. He worked as a machinist for Strippit LVD until his retirement.

Robert was a man of many passions. He loved the outdoors and was a keen hunter and fisherman his entire life. He was also an avid golfer, and a master of the game of Euchre, always ready for a friendly competition. His love for puzzles, especially during COVID times, showed his patience. His woodworking and gardening skills were second to none, a reflection of his meticulous nature. He was a “Mr. Fixit” readily helping family and friends with their projects. He served as the Past Commander of the American Legion Post 900 in Akron, NY, a position he held with great honor.

Loving husband of Betty (Bruning) Say for over 50 years; beloved brother of Charles Say. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bob’s sisters, Carol Buck and Ruth Mastin predeceased him.

Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 3 - 7 PM at the L.L. Tillman Post 900, 9 Eckerson Ave., Akron, NY. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Robert's memory to the American Legion L.L. Tillman Post 900. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. To share memories and condolences with Bob's family please visit


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