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Rochester, NY ~ Eric D. Maloney concluded 44 years of life on October 19, 2021 with the admiration of many.

     Missed will be his smiles, unique wit and fighting spirit.

     Eric was predeceased by his father, Kelvin Maloney, Fairport; grandparents Richard and Dorothy Maloney, Rochester; Anthony and Lena Serusa, LeRoy; and an aunt, Lynne Serusa. He is survived by his devoted mother, Jean Serusa and sister Jill (Sean) Hall of Buffalo, niece and nephew, Briana and Easton; dear uncles, aunts: Richard (Marlene) Maloney, Jr. of Syracuse and David (Julie) Maloney of Charlotte NC; cousins, Todd, Kevin, Katie, Bridget and Justine. April Smith and their dog, Murphee provided daily companionship. Extended family and friends completed Eric’s circle of support and love. 

     Nature provided solace and peace for Eric. A memory gift to www.adirondackcouncil.org will help conserve beauty for future generations. Eric also desired to assist further research at the Wilmot Cancer Institute (Lymphoma Research Fund) Strong Hospital, University of Rochester www.urmc.rochester.edu for link.

     Eric's family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 26 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 10:00 AM.

     To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit www.falconefuneralhome.com.

barbaralexer.jpgBarbara A. Lexer, 84 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Buffalo, on April 25, 1937 to the late Grant and Katherine (Halverson) Barnett. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years Richard “Big Dick” Lexer and her brother Grant Barnett.

Mrs. Lexer was an active parishioner of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batavia. She enjoyed her time teaching at Livingston County ARC, volunteering with the Friends of the Richmond Library in Batavia and raising her beloved Labrador Retrievers. She also was a proud graduate of The University of Wisconsin and a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

She is survived by her loving children, Laura (Drew) Mangerian-Smith of Fairport, John (Annie) Lexer of East Rochester, Susan (Mike) Smith of Cheverly, MD, Todd (Autumn) Lexer of Malvern, PA, 12 beautiful grandchildren, along with two nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. A 1:00PM Celebration of her Life will immediately follow at the church. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Thoughts and condolences may be left online at www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

lewiscvangalio.jpgLewis C. Vangalio, 89 of Victor, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Premier Genesee. He was born in Batavia, May 1, 1932 to the late Joseph and Mary Vangalio. He is preceded in death by his wife Mildred Vangalio.

Mr. Vangalio was a proud Veteran and served in Japan during the Korean War. He owned and operated his own vending business. Lewis was loved by many close friends and his family.

He is survived by special partner Jean Olmstead and her loving family, cousins, Jeanne Stefaniak and Michael DiMartino.

Friends are invited to attend an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St, Batavia, NY 14020 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum with Military Honors.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, 6215 Sheridan Dr. #100, Buffalo, NY 14221. Thoughts and condolences may be left online at www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

brent.jpg  And so, without warning, no last goodbye, our beloved son left the surly bonds of earth – on Tuesday October 19, 2021, Brent Austin Schum, loving son and brother passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at age 22. Brent was born June 2, 1999 in Rochester, NY to Gary Schum and Susan Dominesey-Schum.

Brent was a 2018 graduate of Alexander Central High School and a graduate of Alfred State University earning an AS degree in Welding and graduating Magna Cum Lauda in June 2020.He was employed as a welder and most recently foreman at Graham Corporation in Batavia, NY.

Brent was a lot of things, outdoorsman, athlete, master craftsman, friend, big brother, son, grandson, cousin. He played one year of varsity football in 2017 to honor his best friend Brian West. Brent took up horseback riding under his Mom’s tutelage and became a very good cowboy! He played 12 years of Batavia Ramparts hockey and his Dad had the privilege of coaching him every year. He became interested in Welding in 2015 and quickly focused his efforts to become one of the best. Brent was self-taught, learning to build and fly radio-controlled airplanes and drones. He became an avid hunter, equally adept using a bow or shotgun – we enjoyed many steaks and sausage from Brents efforts! Brent enjoyed many trips to Disney World over his lifetime and you would often find him camped out anywhere there was ice cream. One of Brents favorite pastimes was having his friends over for bon fires at his house and hosting all night parties. When he wasn’t working or playing you could find Brent in the barn rebuilding his ’72 Chevy Chevelle and when he wasn’t doing that you might find him on the couch watching continuous episodes of Family Guy and The Simpsons.

As a brother, like any young brothers, Brent and older brother Grant would have their moments of torment but in later years they became best of friends often hanging out in the barn (perhaps having a cocktail or two) or snowmobiling and skiing together in the winter months. One of our favorite events was watching Brent and Grant match wits as they tried traded barbs about each other. He was Courtney’s older brother and being the middle child Brent was often tasked with occupying his little sisters time whether it was playing school, camping out in a tent or in later years helping refine her skills by shooting pucks at her or having a catch for softball. No matter what the request, Brent was always there to support his siblings.

As a son, he was as perfect as they come – dependable, caring, selfless, hardworking, tolerant, quick-witted and had a hugely big heart – Brent was always willing to share some of his time no matter what the ask was. Brent also had the distinction of being born on the same day (June 2nd) as his Dad and his Grandpa Earl – making a special day even more special. We are counting on Grandpa Bill and Brian West to take good care of our little Brent until we all meet again.

Brent is survived by his mother Susan Dominesey-Schum, father Gary Schum, brother Grant Schum, sister Courtney Schum, Grandparents Jean & Earl Dominesey, Grandmother Meryl Schum and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours will be Monday October 25, 2021 from 4-8PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 W Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00am Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday October 26, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. There will be a lunch gathering following the service at the Alexander Fireman’s Recreation Hall, 10708 Alexander Rd, Attica, NY 14011.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Genesee Amateur Hockey Association, PO Box 9, Batavia, NY 14021-0009. To leave message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Linford V. "Lin" Gamin of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully Tuesday, (September 7, 2021) at Alzheimer's Luxury Care Facility in Las Vegas.

Lin was born April 28, 1942 in Batavia, a son of the late Vernon L. and Gladys A. (Brewer) Gamin.

A retired United States Marine Corps Veteran, he proudly served his country in Vietnam.

He is predeceased by his sisters Grace M. Allen and Bonnie L. Neindorf, and by his grandmother Julia D. Gamin.

Survivors include his two children, Michelle and Teresa and grandson, Dylan, all of North Carolina; his sister, Loretta "Lori" Gamin of Batavia; Nephews, Scott (Sandy) Allen of Basom and Fred (Joellen) Neindorf of Arkansas; Nieces, Sheri Allen of Batavia and Wendy (Terry) Allen-Thompson of Basom; Great-Nephew, Tucker (Susanna) Allen of Basom and Bekki (fiance Danny) Allen of Basom; brothers-in-law, Richard (Carolyn) Allen, and Fred Neindorf both of Elba. Long time Best Friend Mike Warner of East Bethany and Life-Long Friend/Cousin, Marilyn Masters of Alaska, one Aunt and many cousins.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Lin's Memorial Service on Wednesday (October 27, 2021) at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue in Batavia. Burial will be in Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Loretta "Lori" Gamin.

Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 "Always My Hero...My Brother...My Marine"   ❤️

Donald L. Torcello, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the home of his son, Joseph.

Donald was born in Batavia, NY.  He was the second son of two children, his brother, the late Anthony Jr., sons of the late Anthony and Mary (Smiegelski) Torcello.

Donald attained his undergraduate degree from SUNY at Brockport, and, he is remembered as a teacher of junior high school science at the Corfu-East Pembroke High School.  He retired in the middle 1980s, relocating to Granada Hills, CA for the remainder of his life.

Donald was married to his surviving and loving wife, Dolores K (Pirro) Torcello, for 66 years.  He was a man of many talents.  He loved working with his hands in fields as diverse as making bread, homemade Italian sausage, and doing carpentry, upholstery, and dress making.

In California, friends and family alike, will fondly remember being invited to and served a 'family style' dinner seated around the table at their home.  During his retirement years, Donald pursued his passion for artistic wood carving; winning many awards at carver's conventions across Southern California. 

Donald cherished the company of, and is survived by his wife, Dolores, their immediate family; sons, Joseph, John, daughter-in-law, Carol, and grandson, Justin, and his wife, Maggie.

In the final days of his life, Donald asked, in lieu of flowers, those who felt compelled, to make a donation in his memory, to either the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, or, an unrestricted donation to the Corfu-East Pembroke 'Dollars for Scholars' program.

jeromeeloranty.jpgJerome E. Loranty, 85 of Attica, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on October 20, 2021. He was born in Batavia, February 15, 1936 to the late John and Mary (Wawczynczak) Loranty. He is predeceased by his daughter, Terri Almeter and siblings, Theodora Gorsey, Ida Kowalczyk, Charles, Theodore, Joseph, Chester, Edward, and Stanley Loranty.

Mr. Loranty was a proud United States Army Veteran. He retired as a Corrections Officer from Attica Correctional Facility and was a longtime member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish.

Jerome is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret (Amedick) Loranty, children, Barbara (Randy) Gorski, Mark (Ann Marie) Loranty, Bonnie (Mike Hodgins)  Loranty, Tina (Dwight) Thornton, 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC., 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 Sts Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in WNY National Cemetery, Corfu.  

Flowers are gratefully declined, memorials may be made to the church or to Gateway Home, 91 Main St, Attica, NY 14011. Thoughts or condolences can be left at www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Martin D. Maher, 69 of Oakfield, passed away on October 17th, 2021 at home.  He was born in Buffalo, NY on July 7th, 1952, to the late Robert and Anna May (Feeney) Maher.   He is preceded in death by his wife Gina (Barone) Maher, who passed away in 2016. 

Martin was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He was employed by RailComm in Fairport, NY.

Survivors include his beloved children:  Son, Matthew (Anmarie) Maher of Batavia; daughter, Megan (Jesse) DeNardin of Amherst; and son, Nicholas Maher of Oakfield.  Other survivors include his sister, Noreen (David) Tillotson of Pavilion; cherished grandchildren Amelia, Hannah and Connor; and longtime good friends Darlene and Robert Penepent of Batavia.

From a young age, Martin was curious about how things worked.  He was self-taught on everything from wiring electronic devices to computer programming languages.  That curiosity led to a career as a software developer.  Combining his knowledge and his shared love of music with his children, he created sound systems for their homes.  

Whether it was taking long hikes with his daughter or fishing with his sons (one of his favorite joys), Martin loved the outdoors.  Vacations on Conesus Lake became a family tradition and the highlight of his year.   He loved spending time with his family, and every get-together was special, simply because they were together.   His children’s endeavors were always met with love, encouragement, and great fatherly advice.   

Martin will be remembered for many things including his kindness, gentle nature, and humor.  But most of all, he will be remembered for his complete and selfless devotion to his family.   There was nothing he wouldn’t do for them, and he will be forever missed.

There will be no calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am on Monday, October 25th at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia Worship Site, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Gregory Rhodes passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at the age of 66.  Gregory was born in Gloucester, England July 8, 1955, to parents Judy and Curtis Rhodes. His family moved to Batavia, N.Y., where he graduated from Batavia High School in 1974.
Greg joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1977. He was first stationed at Indian River, then in Milwaukee, Wis., where he crossed the Arctic Circle twice. In 1991 he became a law enforcement agent for the Delaware Department of Fish and Wildlife and rose to the rank of sergeant. He retired in 2016 after 25 years working for the State of Delaware.  

Greg enjoyed working outdoors on the water most of all throughout his career, and in his free time he enjoyed boating, riding his motorcycle, restoring his Landcruiser, and watching live music. Gregory was a talented carpenter and mechanic who undertook many home renovation projects at his homes in Seaford and the beach. Since retirement, he worked as a handyman to keep himself busy, and always helped any of his friends, family, or strangers any time he was needed. 

He is survived by his immediate family, Judith Madden Rhodes, Ellen Hugh Cole; his children Sean (Michele), Kyle and Mallory; and his four grandchildren, Malaki, Finley, Elliot and Joseph. He is also survived by his mother Judy Greer; his brother Nick (Laura); his sister Elizabeth (Scott); and his nieces and nephews.  

Memorial services will be held outdoors at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., with a reception following. Flowers and condolences can be sent to Judith Madden Rhodes and Ellen Hugh Cole.

Batavia - Shawn A. Bush, 51 of Batavia passed away on Thursday, (October 7, 2021) at his home in Batavia.

Mr. Bush was born May 13,1970 in Batavia, a son of Linda (Livingston) Bush of Elba and the late Richard Bush, Sr.

Shawn enjoyed playing music, watching movies, his pets, and spending time with children.

Along with his mother, Shawn is survived by his son, Angel Maldonado of Cortland; brothers, Richard (Lori) Bush, Jr. of Wyoming, and Jeffrey (Pam) Bush of Way Cross, Georgia; sisters, Kimberly (Dan) Bush of Rochester, and Marsha (Mark) Frey of Way Cross, Georgia.

There will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements for Shawn were entrusted to the care of Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. To leave a message of condolence, share a story, or light a candle please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.  


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