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Corfu - Audrey J. Doll, 90, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the Harris Hill Nursing Facility where she resided the last 16 months.

She was born in Buffalo, June 7, 1929, a daughter of the late Leo and Jean Meinweiser Johnson. She graduated from Corfu High School and Bryant and Stratton College.

Audrey married Franklin C. Doll on April 1, 1949. In 1958 they began what was to become a 40 year career; building and operating grocery stores in Corfu. It began as a Red & White store where Audrey would deliver groceries to those homebound. In 1973 a larger store was built and operated under the name Super Duper.; later changing to Jubilee Foods. The business was sold in 1998. Audrey and her husband enjoyed snowmobiling, motoring-cycling and traveling in their van across country to visit our National Parks and sites throughout the state of Alaska.

Audrey was baptized at the Corfu Presbyterian Church and has been an active member ever since. She was the official “caller” for the over 100 pie donations needed for the church’s annual turkey supper. Up until her death, she belonged to the Member Care Committee which showcased her compassion for sending people cards and encouraging notes. She was a member of the Corfu Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and made the famous firemen’s chicken BBQ sauce for their fundraisers.

Audrey loved to cook, bake and entertain. Reading, especially cookbooks and embroidery filled her days.

Audrey was predeceased by her husband Frank in 2005 and a grandson Matthew Schmigel in 2001.

Audrey is survived by her children, Andrew (Linda) Doll of Rochester, Scott Doll of Rome, NY and Dawn Doll of Corfu whom she lived with for five years prior to entering a nursing home. She was “Gramma” to her grandchildren, Brian (Brigid) Doll, Kimberly (Doug) Bohnel, Angela Doll, Katie (Brad) Doll/Bisbing, Joshua (Genevieve) Doll, Brandon (Sara) Doll and Audralee (Maximillian) Doll/Falkowski and Seven great-grandchildren with three more due this spring.
Audrey’s brother Merwin (Janice) Johnson survives along with their children, Pat Amidon and Rick (Debra) Johnson. Audrey considered Sophie Bouchet (Gerard) Audouin of Bordeaux, France, an AFS student who lived with her in 1973, a part of her family as well.

Those desiring to make memorial contributions may make them to Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY or to the Corfu Library, 7 Maple Ave., Corfu, NY 14036.

A private burial service will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu with a memorial service planned for a later date when people can again gather and partake in her favorite question she often asked of her customers, “Could you use a hug today?”

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

On Friday April 24th, after a long battle with heart failure Maxwell Jessop passed at the age of 15.  Max was born in Batavia on August 20th, 2004 and was a student at the New York State School for the Blind.  Those who knew Max will remember him for his mischievous nature, his passion for food, and his love for swimming, skiing and bouncing.  Without ever saying a word, he taught everyone he met what it meant to truly love. Max never complained about the burdens he carried throughout his life.  He lived his life without rules or judgment, and if he could help it - without clothes.  His magnetic nature changed the lives of anyone who was fortunate enough to know him.   

Max will reunite in heaven with his Granka (Janet Jessop), Grandma J., his Donnie, and finally meet his grandpa Mike.

Max will be dearly missed here on Earth by his parents Sean and Shannon (Murphy) Jessop,  his sister Ryan Jessop, his best friends Aunt Shawna and Roberta Drescher, his Nani (Susan Murphy), grandfather (John Jessop), his friends at the Blind School, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Max’s name to the New York State School for the Blind, Attention Marie Cone, 2A Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Max's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

neil.jpg  Neil P. Lewis, 48, of Brockport and Batavia passed away on April 22, 2020. He was born on September 17, 1971 to the late Donald Lewis and Susan (Sulim) Lewis of Batavia. In addition to his father, Neil is predeceased by grandparents; Katharine and Kenneth Lewis , John and Stephania Sulim; uncles William Lewis and Stanley Sulim; aunts Patty Lewis, Nancy Lewis and Marilyn Adams; and godmother Pat Grandillo.
 
Neil graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic then went on to practice Chiropractic Medicine in Albion for 23 years. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Neil will be remembered for his kind heart and his ability to put a smile on everyone's face.  He loved to help people and cared so deeply for his family, friends, and patients. 
 
In addition to his mother, Neil is survived by his wife; Katie Lewis; stepson Tyler Zahn; brother Daniel (Robert) of Buffalo; sister Marie (Thomas), Rochester; Godfather Kenneth Lewis, along with many nieces and nephews, several cousins, family, and friends of 
 
There will be no prior calling hours. There will be a private Mass of Christian Burial held at Resurrection Parish in Batavia. 
 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf www.brockportfoodshelf.org 14 State St. Brockport, NY 14420.  For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a 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

Pavilion ~ Brian H. Elliott, age 63, of St. Mary’s Street, passed away Friday afternoon (April 24, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born October 26, 1956 in Batavia, a son of Clifford H. Elliott Jr. and the late Shirley Johnston Elliott.

     Brian will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and dear friend to many.  He loved to spend time with and entertain his nieces and nephews at family functions.  He was a dedicated life time member of the Pavilion Fire Department, where he was a past chief and past chairman of the Pavilion Board of Fire Commissioners.  He was a fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Syracuse Orange basketball.  He enjoyed hunting and taking long rides on his Spyder with Nancy and their very special friends, Lynne and DR Roblee.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife of almost 43 years, Nancy Twichell Elliott; his son and daughter-in-law, Eric (Belle) Elliott; father, Clifford Elliott Jr. (Joyce Herold); his siblings, Karen (Gordon) Almeter, Debra (Brian) Bly, Joyce (David) Zaremski, David Elliott, Janet Elliott and Suzanne (Michael) Herold, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     A public memorial mass and celebration of Brian’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.  He will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pavilion at the convenience of his family.

     Contributions in memory of Brian are suggested to the Pavilion Fire Department, P. O. Box 156, Pavilion, N.Y. 14525.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Brian’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Elliott and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

marino.jpg  Mary Jane Marino, 87, from the Town of Batavia and of Albion passed away peacefully on April 23, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 14, 1933 in Elba to the late Harry and Beulah (Hicks) Cosway. In addition to her parents, Mary Jane is predeceased by a daughter Joanne Marino-Perry; her siblings Frank and Robert Cosway, Grace Pahuta, Beatrice Hatch and Dorothy Merkle-Elbel.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 ½ years; Joseph Marino of Albion; children James (Susan) Marino of Spencerport, Jon Marino of Virgina, Janelle (Gene) Flammger of Albion, Son-in-law, Clair Perry of Akron; 7 grandchildren, Nicole, Matthew, Dan, Christopher, Jennifer, Joe, Jolene and one special great-grandchild, Brianna, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was a Secretary of Administration at St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia. Her love of travel took her to many places around the world and to all but three states in the USA. She loved to play games, garden, sew, quilt and was well known for her chocolate chip cookies and themed decorated birthday cakes. She had a kind and generous heart who was always there to help anyone. She was loved by all and will be deeply missed.

There will be no prior calling hours and a Celebration of Mary Jane’s life will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Akron.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St Jude www.stjude.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020    

Orchard Park/Batavia - Eleanor F. Found, 95, of Orchard Park and formerly of Batavia, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020, at her daughter's home in Orchard Park.

Eleanor was born May 14, 1924, in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Glenn and Grace (Giffen) Ferguson.

Eleanor was a long time teacher’s aide for the Batavia City School District. She also served in many volunteer capacities including the snack shop at Genesee Memorial Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Literacy Volunteers, and many church ministries at First Presbyterian Church. Eleanor was instrumental in helping many young children begin their lives in a way that set them on a course of becoming all they could be. She loved being involved with her family’s activities, and delighted in spending time at the Chautauqua Institute and their family cabin in Quebec each summer. Eleanor was beloved by many for her helping spirit and always caring for the needs of the people around her.

Survivors include her children, Marilyn Found of Orchard Park, Ernest Found, Jr. of Iowa City, IA and Grace (Mark) Hedges of Hamburg; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Eleanor is predeceased by her husband, Ernest Murray Found, Sr., son, Daniel Found, granddaughter, Caroline Found, daughter-in-law, Ellyn Found and brothers, Richard Ferguson, Robert Ferguson and James Ferguson.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions in Eleanor's memory may be made to Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

mertens_robert_-_photo.jpegRobert Bruce Mertens, 85 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (April 22, 2020) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

He was born June 9, 1934, a son of the late George and Mary Johnson Mertens.

Bruce as he was known by so many people was the owner of Merts Wholesale Auto Parts in Akron.  Bruce had served his country with the U.S. Army from 1954-1956.  He was a longtime member of the Akron Newstead Rotary Club and was also a member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed collecting stamps and coins and was an avid history buff.

He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Mertens and son, Michael Mertens.

Surviving are his children, Robert (Patti) Mertens of Buffalo, Deborah (Michael) Kiel of Cheektowaga, Todd (Laurie Ann) Mertens of Cheektowaga and Patricia (late Walter) Sherron of Richmond, VA. Daughter in-law, Ginny Mertens of Arizona. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at a later date due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Interment will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Akron.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New York State Veterans Home Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

OAKFIELD - Michael Sabatino, age 78, went to his eternal home on April 21, 2020. He was born in Batavia on January 31, 1942, the son of the late Frank and Patricia (Lipani) Sabatino. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Frank Sabatino Jr.

Mike was an active member of the Batavia Assembly of God church for over 35 years. He was a lively character that loved telling everyone he met about the love of Jesus. He had a heart for the imprisoned and served many years ministering to those in the Genesee County Jail as well as Attica State Prison.

Mike also served as the ASA softball commissioner in the area, organizing softball leagues throughout the county for over 35 years; and he also would never give up an opportunity to tell you about his love for horseracing.

He is survived by his wife, Christy, and children Michael (Deanna) of Palmetto, FL, Wendy (Jason) of Bradenton, FL, Jeremy (Rachael) of Oakfield, and Caleb (Alycia) of Attica; as well as ten grandchildren,one great‐grandchild, and one nephew.

Due to COVID‐19, a memorial service honoring Mike’s life will be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia Assembly of God Church, 24 N. Spruce St., Batavia,NY 14020. 

Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Corfu -- Shirley M. (Glidden) Schmigel, 92, of Corfu, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at Premier Genesee Center, Batavia, NY.

Shirley was born May 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Maurice and Ethel (Peters) Glidden. She was the sister of the late Ellen Brockway and grandmother of the late Matthew Schmigel.

Shirley had a lifelong passion for gardening and will be remembered for her fruit and vegetable roadside stand that she famously operated for many years. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and making arts and crafts.

Shirley is survived by four children, Sandi Daily, Duane Schmigel, Cathy Kingdon and Deborah (Gary) Starowicz; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours and services will be held privately. She will be lain to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shirley’s honor may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu.

Shirley M. (Glidden) Schmigel, 92, of Corfu, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at Premier Genesee Center, Batavia, NY.

Shirley was born May 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Maurice and Ethel (Peters) Glidden. She was the sister of the late Ellen Brockway and grandmother of the late Matthew Schmigel.

Shirley had a life long passion for gardening and will be remembered for her fruit and vegetable roadside stand that she famously operated for many years. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and making arts and crafts.

Shirley is survived by four children, Sandi Daily, Duane Schmigel, Cathy Kingdon and Deborah (Gary) Starowicz; 8 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours and services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shirley’s honor may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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