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Judith E. Fedele

By Joshua Smith

Bergen - Judith E. Fedele, 77 of Bergen, passed away on Saturday, (October 7, 2023) at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Facility in Rochester.

Mrs. Fedele was born October 10, 1945 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Carl and Gertrude (Benwitz) Volkmuth.

Judith was a member of the Triangle Club in Bergen and enjoyed working word search puzzles. She loved being outside, flowers, and going to amusement parks. Most of all, Mrs. Fedele cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson.

Judith is the wife of the late Robert P. Fedele who passed away April 1, 2022.

Surviving are her children, Theresa (Shawn Nowatchik) Snyder, Carl Fedele, and Paul Fedele; grandchildren, Sidney (Kyle) Sickles, Adysen Birge, and JP Fedele; great-grandson, Fletcher Sickles; brothers, David (Sue) Volkmuth, and John (late MaryLou) Volkmuth; sisters, Sharon (Bob) Harster, and Beverly (Kenny) Kedzierski. Multiple nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, (October 12, 2023)  from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue in Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice, c/o Rochester Regional Health Foundations, 330 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, NY  14607.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at

Joan Rose Penvose

By T.J. Woodward

Joan Rose Penvose, 76 of Middleport, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. She was born in Buffalo, May 2, 1947 to the late Joseph and Lorrene (Harris) Schreier. She is preceded in death by grandson Tommy Manzella. 

Joan graduated from Kensington High School. She worked as a florist for many years. Joan loved her Rosie. She had a green thumb, crafts with her friends, enjoyed camping and being outdoors. Joan loved spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her beloved children, Janet (Dean) LaLone, Vince (Lori), Frank (Libby) and Tony (Diane) Manzella, grandchildren, Edward, Patrick, Andrew, Brittany, Chase, Austin, Sidney and Colton; 9 great-grandchildren, sister, Patricia (Mike) Kinney, along with nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital To leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Carmen John Copani

By Lisa Ace
Carmen John Copani

Carmen John Copani, 85, of Winter Haven, Florida passed away October 3, 2023 at Winter Haven Hospital Winter Haven, Florida. He was born on April 8, 1938 in Batavia, New York to Samuel and Mary (Aquino) Copani. Carmen was a retired Engineer in the Water Plant Industry. Carm (Papa) was an avid bowler, golfer, outdoorsman, Buffalo Bills fan, and loved spending time with family and friends. He was known for his handyman skills, helping others in the Batavia/Winter Haven communities. He was a coach and a mentor to girls' softball and boys' baseball teams. Carm was also a master storyteller, quick with a joke and befriended everyone he met. Throughout his 85 years, he impacted the lives of numerous people. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Carmen also served honorably in the United States Navy on the USS Wasp Air force Carrier from 1956-1961 as an E3.
He volunteered to be a part of the Air Rescue Team as a Pilot/Recovery Swimmer.

Carmen is survived by: his wife of 62 years Sandra. 2 daughters; Marygrace (Doug) Glotfelty of Mansfield, Texas and Virginia (Jerry) Lovelace of Lake Alfred, Florida; son Michael (Janet) Copani of Byron, New York. 9 grandchildren, Kristi Copani, Jacklyn (Tyler) Seger, Brandi (James) Wentworth, Clayton Lovelace, Jacob (Alicia Bowen) Lovelace, Lauren Glotfelty, Joshua Glotfelty, Connor Copani, and Samantha Copani. 7 great grandchildren; Corby, Kyri, Ryker, Lilliana, Colt, Elijah, and Carmen. He also leaves to cherish his memory, brother Jack (Carol) Copani, sister Grace (Jim) Deni and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, sisters, Josephine, Mary, Nicola, and Sandy.

The family will receive friends at Steele's Family Funeral Services on October 11, 2023 from 3:00PM - 4:00PM Memorial services will be at 4PM with Pastor Richard Hanley (Pastor Murphy) officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

Celebration of life will be scheduled in Batavia, New York at a later date.

Thank you for your support.

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Robert G. Brady

By Lisa Ace
Robert G. Brady

Robert G. Brady
Corfu - Bob (Robert) Brady, age 87, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023, at home surrounded by family and friends as wished.  He was born in Akron, NY, July 12, 1936, to Robert & Maybelle Brady.  
He was proceeded in death by his wife, Barbara J. Brady, who passed away on October 20, 2019; Sister Mary (Bill) Knowlton and Brother-in Law Charles (Betty) Mittlestadt.

Bob and Barb are survived by their three children, Maureen (Craig) Tiede of Pembroke, NY, Laurie (Wade) Schwab of Alexander, NY, and David (Fawn) Brady or Perrysburg, OH. Blessed with 9 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  Also survived by his sister, Annette (Frank) Pfalzer; Sister-in law Carol (Richard) Drum, along with several nieces and nephews.
Bob was a loving, supportive husband, father and grandfather.  Finally united with the love of his life and his travel partner Barb. They enjoyed traveling the United States in the RV and experienced many Overseas Trips. He was a military veteran in the United States Army and provided for his family as a machinist for many years.

There will be no calling hours. Burial with full military honors will be held in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu,  at the convenience of the family. 

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. Corfu, New York.

Edward J. Rider

By LaVern Falcone

Batavia ~ Edward J. Rider, age 68, of James Street, passed away early Saturday morning (October 7, 2023) at United Memorial Medical Center in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born February 10, 1955 in Batavia, a son of the late John and Phyllis Scott Rider.

     Ed will be remembered for his love of family and he just adored his grandchildren. He loved to scuba dive and travel. Ed was also a very active supporter of the Batavia Recovery Community.

     He will be sadly missed by his children, Jason Rider, Justin Rider, Jared (Meghan) Rider and Jaime (Sean Wood) Rider-Lee; his cherished grandchildren, Kailyn Lee and Darik Wood; his brothers, David (Debbie) Rider and Thomas (Pam) Rider; niece, Katie (Shannon) Whaley; nephews, Danny (Erin) Rider, Nathan Rider, Micah Pastore and Timothy Pastore, along with many dear friends.

     At Ed’s request, there will be no visitation or services. 

     Contributions in memory of Ed can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959 

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David Gilhooly

By Joshua Smith

Batavia - David Gilhooly, 63 of Batavia passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

David was born Wednesday, November 18th, 1959 in Batavia, New York a son of George and Carol (Moore) Gilhooly.

He retired from Baskin livestock, where he started in Jan 10, 2005. He was always a hardworking man who enjoyed farming and spent his free time with his children and grandchildren.

David will be remembered by his daughters, Amanda Anderson of North Carolina and Angie Nylund of Texas; mother; Carol Gilhooly; three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Wyatt and Izzabella; brother, Randy Gilhooly of Alexander; two sisters, Sharon Gilhooly of Chili and Tina Gilhooly of Batavia; and many nieces. Dave was proceeded in death by his father George Gilhooly.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. There will be a celebration of life ceremony at West Bethany Baptist Church on Friday October 13 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in David's memory to, Homecare & Hospice, 550 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020 or the West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 W Bethany Rd, East Bethany, NY 14054.

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James (Jim) Kenneth Carey

By Lisa Ace
James Carey

James (Jim) Kenneth Carey was born in Bath, NY on April 29, 1938 to Ken and Thelma Carey. James has lived in Vermont, New York, and Arizona. He married Ellen Klotzbach on December 12, 1959, and they were blessed by the Lord to spend 63 wonderful years together.

James graduated from Clarence High School and continued his education at Alfred State Tech. He and Ellen operated a Dairy Farm on Gorton Road, in Basom, NY for forty years before moving to Sun City, Arizona, in 2000.

James graduated to glory on September 20, 2023 with the name of Jesus on his lips and his wife, Ellen holding his hands. He was 85 years old. James was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his wife, Ellen, his sister JoAnne (Marvin) Meiser, his brother, Lawrence (Bea) Carey, and his sister, Linda Carey.

Also survived by his three children, Deborah (Scott) Thurber, Lisa (Kevin) Mayer, and James Brendan (Heidi) Carey. James leaves eight grandchildren: Andrew, Matthew, Nathanael, Rachel, Timothy, James, Amy and Colin; and ten great grandchildren, Jude, Caleb, Ann, Ezekiel, Scott, Luke, John, Benjamin, Rebekah, and Josie.

James is also survived by four sisters-in-laws and one brother-in-law, Jeanne Klotzbach, Eleanor Kreutter, Jean Rudolph, and Kathryn and Roger Thurber, and many loving nieces and nephews.

James loved and cherished his whole family, spent his life entertaining them with his many stories. He will be missed by family and many friends, until that great reunion in the sky! Jim was in love with his wife, Ellen and his most cherished relationship was with Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior, whom he told many people about.

A Memorial Service will be held at Victory Full Gospel Church, Akron Road, Akron, NY on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Glenn Irving Dembowski

By T.J. Woodward

On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Glenn Irving Dembowski, beloved father, grandfather, neighbor, and friend, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 89, joining his loving wife, May "Toady" Dembowski, who passed away in July 2022.

Glenn was born July 22, 1934, and raised in Attica, NY, the youngest of 6 children.  He met May (Toady), his future wife, in the fourth grade at Alexander School. Graduating in 1952, they were married in 1958 and celebrated their 64th anniversary in March 2022. They enjoyed sitting on the porch together drinking their coffee and bird watching. 

Glenn received his Agricultural Engineering degree from Morrisville College where he played baseball. He served in the US Army overseas in Germany from 1955 to 1957. Working in and around the stone quarries for most of his career, he went to work for Genesee Explosives in Rochester, NY, blasting and  servicing explosives and ended up at the Dolomite Products quarries as their in-house blaster for many years, until retirement. 

A member of the Dale Baptist Church in Dale, NY, Glenn was hardworking, devoted, athletic, and sociable. His hobbies included gardening, cooking, canning a variety of foods, playing cards and working in the woods. He also enjoyed going out to breakfast and men’s Bible study.

Glenn will be remembered by his son Gregory (Laurie) Dembowski, daughter Aurora (Tim) Whiting; and his granddaughters: Allison (Kris) Hamann, Anna (Kevin) Lotz, and April Whiting (Jacob Patterson); also including Mary Ann (Ron) Saeva and Shirley (Mike) Wagner, who became part of the family early on. He is also survived by his sisters Irene Arrington and Jean Coomber, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and cousins. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 1:00PM Memorial Service will follow at the Funeral Home, followed by interment at the Dale Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dale Baptist Church or the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department. To leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Doris Mae Richenberg

By T.J. Woodward

Doris Mae Richenberg, age 87, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida. She was born in Batavia, NY on October 25, 1935, to Edith and James Donohue. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E Richenberg, age 81, who died on February 20, 2017 surrounded by family in Naples FL., her parents, and both of her brothers. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richenberg are survived by her children, three sons and two daughters. Her sons, Tim (Natalie) of Williamstown, NY, Ron (Sue) of Stafford, NY, Gary (Carla) of Louisville, KY and daughters Susan (Eliot) of Ames, IA, and Rebecca (Tony) of Naples, FL. She was blessed with many grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her grandchildren include Philip & Gianna of Florida, Molly & Reese of Ohio & Iowa, Abigail (Justin) of Michigan, Jake (Katie) of Kentucky, Adam (Elisa) of Indiana & Chris (Heidi) of Montana, John (Chantel), Katelyn (Doug) & Michelle (Jared), Robert, David (Caleigh), Chris & Rachel (Jack) all of New York. Great Grandchildren include Zach, Henry, Ada, Emmeline, Betty, Sophia & Olivia Doris. In addition, she is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Karen Baxter, and Juanita Richenberg. 

Doris was a loving and supportive mother. Whether it was watching cross country running, motor cross racing, basketball, volleyball, or softball, she was the steady fan in the crowd. She also loved to volunteer and serve. She led Scout troops, both Boys and Girls, delivered meals on wheels with Aunt Rae, stocked shelves at the local food pantry, collected baked goods for the parish lawn fete, organized St Joseph’s annual Popcorn Ball, deliver communion to the sick & homebound and donated countless gallons of blood. She loved to give of herself for the benefit of others. She will be remembered for making her delicious chocolate crinkle cookies, frosted brownies, homemade sweet rolls, and dirt cake. She will live on through our memories and stories. 

Dick’s families are throughout the country and he managed to stay in touch with all of them as he was very tech savvy. Whether texting, emailing or face-timing Dad was always in touch, usually from his desk by the window. Dick was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY with a BS In Mechanical Engineering. He had a 41 year career at Graham Manufacturing Co in Batavia NY as a Vice President. Travelling to England, Germany, Spain & Brazil, Dick was loved by all he encountered. “Wichard” will be missed by everyone he touched in life.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday October 29, 2023 from 10:30AM-12:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. A 12:00PM Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. 

Memorials can be made to Avow Hospice in Naples, FL, or Meals on Wheels America. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 

Arthur C. Koert

By T.J. Woodward
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Arthur C. Koert, 84, of Batavia, passed away on October 3, 2023. He was born in Batavia on June 29, 1939 to the late Russell and Ruth (Keidel) Koert. In addition to his parents, Arthur is predeceased by his siblings; Russell Koert, Sylvia Cecere, Nancy Ameigh and Kathy Trader.

 He is survived by his wife of 43 years; Shirley (Toye) Koert; daughters Joanne Koert, Pamela (Sal) Costa and Renay (Gregg) Stone; grandchildren Jasmine (Chris) Billman, Andrew (Brandi), Ethan and Tia Stone; great-grandchildren Samantha and Annabella Billman, Kaydence Denea and Scarlett Stone; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Art was a lifelong tinkerer.  He loved to figure out how things worked, and if something was broken he would fix it.  He was a great handyman and mechanic and had the skills to fix anything. He turned his love into a successful career as a mechanic.  He owned Art's Auto, and for the last 15 years prior to retirement worked as a mechanic for UPS. In his spare time, Art would pilot small airplanes, boats, and snowmobiles. If it had an engine Art wanted to fly, drive or sail it. Art loved to vacation with his wife Shirley, including traveling around the country in their motor home. Art loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved playing with his grandchildren. At family events, he could often be found at the kids table.  He was a prankster and had a great sense of humor. At family events Art acted as the event photographer, he would always be taking pictures or videos of the gathering.  He was a loving, caring, man and we are all blessed to have had Art in our lives and we will miss him every day.

 There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Monday October 9. 2023 at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

 Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital To leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Captain Tyler A. Nixon

By Joshua Smith

Captain Tyler A. Nixon, age 27, passed away suddenly on September 23, 2023 in San Antonio, TX.

Tyler was born on January 1, 1996 in Brockport, NY to Michael and Megan Nixon, of San Antonio TX, formerly of Oakfield NY.

Tyler was a graduate of OACS and Canisius College; he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 2018 as a Medical Officer in the US Army and achieved the rank of Captain.

Tyler loved serving his country as an officer and made many, many friends along the way, from ROTC to Ft. Bliss to Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He also loved playing Rugby with the Canisius Crabbies and Honeybadger Club in Germany and was proud to be part of those teams. He enjoyed his motorcycles, video games, and especially treasured his fur-babies, Kit and Mipha.

Although Tyler was only 27 at the time of his passing, he lived his life to the fullest. He worked hard, played hard, and loved hard. He would fill a room with his energy and laughter and cared deeply for his family and friends.

Tyler leaves behind his loving family: Parents Michael and Megan Nixon, Brother Jacob, Sister Alison, and Niece Cora. Grandparents Dale and Elaine Tucker, Michael and Kathy Nixon. Polly Barron whom he loved dearly. With many in his extended family including; Aunt Marlene and Uncle Lon Harshman, Aunt Melanie Nixon, Uncle Jerry Tucker. He is also survived by cousins, Kori, Alex, Dylan, Kaden, and Kiley.

Friends and family may call on Friday, October 6th from 6 PM to 9 PM at Burdett-Sanford Funeral Home 11 Maple Ave, Oakfield NY. Tyler’s Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, October 7th at 10 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church 303 E. Main St. Batavia NY. He will be buried with military honors in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Oakfield, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Tyler’s name to Dogs on Deployment online at

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Harry Martin “Marty” Yaeger Jr.

By Lisa Ace
Harry Martin “Marty” Yaeger Jr

April 1, 1945 - September 27, 2023

Roanoke Rapids, NC - Harry Martin “Marty” Yaeger Jr., age 78, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Marty was born in Akron NY and was the son of Harry Martin Yaeger Sr and Lillian Kushuba. He lived most of his life in Rochester, NY, and retired to North Carolina in 2019.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years Nancy Pellam Yaeger, children Jennifer Lead (Scott Lead) and Melissa Dettman (Doug Jones). Step-children Kenneth Bauer (Kim Bauer), Anne Schwalbach (William Schwalbach), Marya Murray-Diaz (Carlos Diaz Picasso), and Byron Murray, III. Grandchildren Emily Doherty, Megan Doherty, Jacob Dettman, Sarah Lis, and Zachary Dettman. Brian Bauer, Heather Bly, Christopher Bauer, Troy Schwalbach, Alexander Bauer, Joshua Murray, Selena Morales, Lucia Diaz, Gabriel Murray, and Carlos Diaz.

Great grandchildren Marshall, Isabella, Jaxon, Theodore, Winston, Rosalyn, Owen, Liam, and Saint.

Marty was an architectural engineer who was fundamental in the execution of many major construction projects, primarily in Western New York. He was also a history and trivia aficionado who loved sharing his appreciation of military aircraft and history with his loved ones. Marty made incredible homemade bread, buffalo-style chicken wings, and barbeque ribs. He loved talking politics, cracking jokes, being a stickler for game rules, loading the dishwasher just right, and turning his backyard into Shangri-la. He will be truly missed by his loved ones.

A memorial service to celebrate Marty’s life will be held Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Wrenn Funeral Home, 1015 W 5th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

Steen L. Bordonaro

By Joshua Smith

Steen L. Bordonaro, age 57, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023, at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

Steen was born July 25, 1966, in Batavia, a son of Lawrence “Larry” and Arlene (Heier) Bordonaro.

Steen is survived by his children, Dylan, and his significant other, Alyssa Hendrix, of Batavia and Dustin Bordonaro of Ithaca; grandchild, Rowan Bordonaro of Batavia; mother, Arlene Bordonaro of Batavia; siblings, Alyce (Mark) Clark of Batavia; brother in law, Greg Johnson of Caledonia and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, and cousins.

In death Steen is reunited with his father, Larry Bordonaro; brother, Frank Bordonaro; sister, Christina Johnson; grandparents, Frank (Dorothy) Bordonaro

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023 at Resurrection Parish- St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

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Carol Ann (Knobloch) Shreder

By Joshua Smith

Carol Ann (Knobloch) Shreder, 90, a resident of Wyoming Skilled Nursing Facility, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2023.

Carol, affectionately known as “Knobby,” was a daughter of the late George and Mabel (Brade) Knobloch, a stepdaughter of the late Ann Knobloch and the loving wife of the late Richard “Dickie” Shreder, who she was married to for over 50 years.

Carol worked at the Attica/Wyoming Correctional Facility for 34 years as a highly respected and dedicated secretary to the superintendent. She was a lifelong Attica native and a prominent member of the community, involved in many organizations including the Attica Historical Society, the Woman’s Republican Committee and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

During her free time, she enjoyed singing along to WBTA, reading the Batavia Daily and solving crossword puzzles. Her favorite pastime was playing pinochle at the Attica Hotel with her best friend, Bev, and the girls. She was a meticulous and fun-loving hostess. Knobby and Dickie’s front porch was always filled with friends, family and good cheer.

She will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors who loved her.

She is survived by a sister Jean Rosier of Maine, stepsisters Carol Ann Neely of Wisconsin and Peggy Gilhooly of Attica, and her sister-in-laws Helen (Honey) Spring of Attica and Joanne Pass of Lockport.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday October, 10, 2023 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at 11 Washington Street in Attica, NY at 11:00 AM, followed by a luncheon at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, where Carol was a lifelong member for over 75 years. To leave a condolence, please visit Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Attica.

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