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Stafford - Yvonne T.  Youll, 96 of Stafford passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Youll was born Thursday, July 16th, 1925, in Hornell, New York a daughter of the late Stanley Hall and Maria LaLoire Hall. 

A member of St. Joseph's Church, she enjoyed going to yard sales and doing word search puzzles. She loved her pets, especially her cats and had a deep devotion for her family.

She is predeceased by her husband, Richard D. Youll, Sr. who passed away on March 29, 2002, her son, Daniel Youll who passed away on December 17, 2015, brothers, Charles Hall who was killed in action during World War II, Stanley Hall, sisters, Jacqueline Hawkins, Genevieve Griswold and her twin sister Bernadette Lewis. 

Surviving are her sons, Richard D. (Polly) Youll, Jr. of Rochester, Barry J. Youll of Rochester, Charles Youll of Rochester and Robert Youll of Stafford; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Ann C. Ehrhart, age 81, of Hilltop Drive, passed away at home unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

    ann_ehrhart_0.jpg She was born May 31, 1940 in Coudersport, PA, a daughter of the late Alvin and Helen Brown Thompson.

     Ann will be remembered for her deep love and devotion to her family, her faith and her community.  She had an extensive teaching career at LeRoy Central High School, teaching Latin and became known as the “magistra”.  Ann enjoyed baking, was a voracious reader and loved meeting up with her friends at McDonalds for coffee hour.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband, David Ehrhart Sr.; her children, Colleen (Michael) Antonio, Christine (William) Perrin and Timothy (Erika) Looney; step-children, David Ehrhart Jr., Douglas (Jackie) Ehrhart, Dale (Dawn) Ehrhart and Deborah Ehrhart; sister, Mary (Tom) Juerm; sister-in-law, Christine Thompson, along with grandchildren, nieces, nephews, dear friends and her loving and devoted feline companions, Lokie and Franklin.

     In addition to her parents, Ann was predeceased by her brother, Michael Thompson and granddaughter, Cassandra Perrin.

     Family and friends are invited to attend Ann's Rite of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with contributions in memory of Ann made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021.  www.crossroadshouse.com

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

     Mrs. Ehrhart and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Donald H. Smith, 70, of Pembroke, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, November 25, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Don was born on December 6, 1950, in Batavia, a son of the late Daniel and Margaret  Schultz Smith. He was the brother of the late Susan, Mary, Pearl and Daniel Smith.

Don served in the United States Army and retired from CSX Railroad. He was a life member of the Pembroke Fire Department. Some of Don’s favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, weekends at camp, bowling, softball and watching the Bills. He especially loved family gatherings and parties and taking the grandchildren to school and attending all their sporting events.

Don is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Debbie Harlach Smith; three children; Mike (Amy) Smith, Kim (John) Senko and Tyler (Amanda) Smith; nine grandchildren: Cody (Dez) and Trent (Scout) Smith, Kendall (Brad), Lilly, Tanner, Cooper and Mary Senko, Holly and Madison Smith; three great grandchildren; Lakelyn, Josh and Everly; brothers; Arthur (Patty), William (Charlotte), Robert (Dorothy), Earl (late Harriet) and Kevin (Bonnie) Smith; sisters; Sandra (Glen) Martin and Laureen Smith.
Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Services will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the Western New York National Cemetery at 11 a.m. with full military honors. 

David Lawrence Brooks, better known as Papa David in the Oakfield-Alabama athletic community, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters on Tuesday, November 30th. One of nine children, he was the baby of the family. He was born on his mother’s birthday, September 21st, 1941 to Bernard and Winfred Brooks and welcomed home by siblings; Bernard, Betty, Lucille, Dick, Bobby, Mary, Ester, and Margaret in Buffalo, NY.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis, who he married in 1967. Shortly after, they welcomed four daughters; Tammy (Mark) Cassidy, Dawn (Todd) Wheeler, Kelly Brooks, and Amy Brooks (Louis Gray) who they raised in Alabama, NY. He will be greatly missed by his brother in law, Stanley Popek, grandchildren; Erica, Jenni, Kelsey, Jordan, Justin, Jamie, Matthew, Megan, and great-grandchildren; Abby, Avery, Lila, Connor, and Olive. The root of our family tree, he loved and supported us all, bailing us out with minimal judgement no matter how badly we had screwed up.

He was an Air Force Veteran and retiree of Harrison Radiator in Lockport NY, a proud member of UAW 686. He was a lifelong supporter of the Buffalo Bills- in good times and bad. He was also a huge supporter of Oakfield-Alabama-Elba Football, as well as Oakfield -Alabama and GCC Softball Teams. He was well known among the teams and their families, considering himself their #1 Fan.

Friends and family are invited to gather in celebration of David’s life on Sunday, December 5th at 12 Noon at Caryville Inn, 25 Main St Oakfield. We are asking that everyone wear your best Buffalo Bills or Oakfield-Alabama-Elba Apparel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory can be made to Warrior House of WNY and mailed to 22 Mill St Oakfield, NY 14020 to support The Goose Community Center in Oakfield or to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Arrangements were entrusted to Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Stafford - David J.  Bridge, age 84 of Stafford passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Bridge was born Thursday, September 16th, 1937 in Batavia, New York a son of the late Rudolph Richenberg and Dorothea Bridge Burroughs.

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge were the former owners and proprietors of Bridge's Cottage Motel in Sylvan Beach. He owned a hunting camp in Canisteo where he would enjoy hunting, snowmobiling at Tug Hill and the many weekends that were spent at Black Lake. In his later years, he and his wife traveled extensively visiting Alaska and Greece amongst other destinations.  He enjoyed puttering around in his garage and visiting family in the south.

David is the husband of Elfrieda G. Humel Bridge who passed away on October 15, 2021.

Surviving are his sons, Mark (Katie) Bridge, James (Karen) Bridge and Randy (Irene) Bridge; four grandchildren, Jessica (Garrett) Tarnowski, Justin (Nicole) Bridge, Alexis (Josh) Armstrong and Matthew (Madelyn) Bridge; four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Randy L. Helmer, age 64 of Castile, NY passed away on Monday November 29, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  He was born on January 27, 1957 in Warsaw, NY to the late Donald A. and Violet M. (Knox) Helmer

Randy retired from the Rochester Laborer’s Union Local #435. After he retired he went back to work for a few years at Cidec in Batavia.  He was a member of the Castile Fire Department. Randy enjoyed hunting, riding his Harley, spending time with his family and friends, and was always willing to help out anyone in need whether it was mowing a yard or clearing out a driveway.

He is survived by his wife: Leilani (Smith) whom he married on September 13, 1986, son: Travis (Erin Tetreault) of Castile, grandchildren: Chesney, Brystol and Kade, sister: Ellie Marble of Fl., brothers: James (Christine) of Fl., David (Cindy) of Warsaw, Kevin of Buffalo, sister-in-laws: Dana (David) Wright of Pike, Cindy (Angelo) Feroleto of Castile, Cheryl (Robert) Bush of Geneseo, brother-in-law: Gordon Smith of Perry, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his son: Ryan M. Helmer who passed on Dec. 17, 2013, sister: Cindy Helmer, brother and sister-in-law: Steven (Susan) Helmer and sister-in-law: Loretta Helmer, niece: Riley Jo Helmer and nephew: Jared Bush.

Family and friends may call from 12-3pm on Saturday December 4, 2021 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530, where Services will follow at 3:00pm. Randy will be laid to rest in Alger Cemetery in Hume.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Castile Fire Department P.O. Box 98 or to the Castile Rescue Squad P.O. Box 338 Castile, NY 14427. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

Batavia - Linda M.  Doody, 73 of Batavia passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

She was born Monday, May 3rd, 1948 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph P. Caruso Sr. and Rose Merica Caruso.

A 1966 graduate of Notre Dame High School, Linda was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Batavia. She worked for many years as a lunch aide at John Kennedy School and Robert Morris School and with her daughters at Center Stage Dance Company for fifteen years. She will be remembered by her family as being selfless, always putting others' needs ahead of hers. She was happiest when she was with her family or in attendance at a school play, dance recital, sporting event or school concert. She lived for her family and her grandchildren.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 50 years, Edward R. Doody of Batavia; loving children, Edward Doody Jr. of Pavilion, Patti (Jose) Arroyo and Lisa (Sam) Antinore, both of Batavia; seven grandchildren; Christopher Doody, Jay Antinore, Zoey Arroyo, Mazey Arroyo, Chase Antinore, Brody Arroyo and Jaxon Arroyo; her brothers, Anthony (Bonnie) Caruso and Joseph P. (Debbie) Caruso Jr., both of Batavia, New York and nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

kreydt.jpg Virginia Mary “Kelly” Kreydt, of North Lyon St. in Batavia passed on Monday, November 29th with her family at her side, she was 89.  She was born in 1932 in Ellicottville, New York. She was the daughter of John and Cecelia Kelly, and was a graduate of Ellicottville High School and Mercyhurst College. 

She taught home economics at Batavia High School and Batavia Middle School, and she was the quintessential coach’s wife to her husband of fifty seven years John Kreydt.  She was an amazing cook, seamstress and baker who loved to teach her grandchildren all she knew, but most of all she lived for her family.

She is survived by her husband John of Batavia, her son Mark (Marcie) Kreydt of Ithaca, NY; daughter Molly (Michael) Drogo of Camillus, NY; grandchildren Kelsey (Ryan) St. Denis, Courtney, Trey, Katie and Anna, her sister Rosemary of Ellicottville, brother Joseph of Olean;     

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 9:30 am at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A private family internment service will follow.                             

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631 Buffalo, NY 14240 https://www.roswellpark.org/giving. 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.

Wilma I. Van Wagnen, 91, of Batavia, went home to be with Jesus on November 28, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility.

Wilma was born November 29, 1929 in Olean, the daughter of the late Laurence and Bessie (Totten) Armison.

Growing up on a farm instilled a strong work ethic in Wilma.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batavia, where she was involved in several ministries at the church.  Wilma was also a member of the ladies auxiliary for the Town of Batavia Fire Department and was a seasonal resident of Winters Mobile Park in Florida.  She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, crafting, baking pies and her gardens.

Wilma's family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent care that she received while at the LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility.

Surviving are her children, David (Esther) Van Wagnen of Fort Myers, FL, Nancy (Raymond) Argulski of Cleveland, NY, Pamela (Raymond) White of Boulder City, NV and Patricia (Richard) Dutton of Batavia, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Wilma is the wife of the late Robert J. Van Wagnen and sister of the late Maynard Armison.

Family and friends are invited to Wilma's services on July 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Morris Cemetery.  Following the services at the cemetery a reception will be held at the First Baptist Church of Wyoming where all are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or the LeRoy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility, attention: activities fund, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, NY 14482.  

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

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

Dorothy J. Rohauer, 85, passed away on November 24, 2021 at the Gateway Home in Attica. She was born on February 12, 1936 in Indiana, PA to the late Fred and Ruth (Donahue) Carley. She is also predeceased by her husband; Donald Rohauer. Dorothy is survived by 4 children.

There will be no prior calling hours or Funeral Services. She will be laid to rest in Pine Hill Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home 91 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhom.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011.

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