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Batavia - Margaret E. Rumery, 92, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born June 2, 1927, in Hermon NY, a daughter of the late Grant and Mamie Jones Blandin.

Her husband, Fay S. Rumery, passed away on August 24, 1994.

She is survived by her children; Stephen (Rosalind) Rumery of Batavia, David (Kathleen) Rumery of Delaware and Wayne (Laurie) Rumery of Florida. Five grandchildren Laura (Dave) Cardinal; David (Vanessa) Rumery; Barbra (Michael) Rumery; Brian (Stacey) Frieday and Eric Frieday; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters; Ruth Peters of Ohio and Vivian Kindinger of Illinois; along with nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sister; Olive Case.

There will be no visitation.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Margaret’s name to United Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 330 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, New York 14607. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Brandy Thomas 46, went home to join her late Husband Otis Lee Thomas JR.(11/01/1961-09/21/2019) on Thursday April 9th 2020 in Landover,MD.  She was born on September 18th 1973 in Sun Valley, CA to the late Corporal Edward E. McGinnins and Doris McGinins.

Brandy will be remembered for her Love to Bake,Cook and Enjoy Family. She loved most all the time she spent with her Grandchildren. 

Brandy is survived by her son Nicholas D.Scott Batavia,NY.  Otis III (Nicole) Thomas of Batavia,NY. Victor (Kristyn)Thomas Batavia,NY. And Daughter Dionna Thomas of Batavia,NY.; grandchildren; Nya Thomas, Aireana Cephus, Adisyn Thomas, Teagyn Thomas. Tristan Cephus Jr, Gunnar Thomas, Marshall Thomas, King Wills and Mila Lee Scott all of Batavia,NY. Brothers; Jimmy Mordue, Las Vegas NV. Mike Marshall, State of Texas. Sisters; Gina,State of California and Susan,State of Utah. Along with a Host of nieces,nephews,cousins and Friends. 

The Thomas family plans to hold a Memorial Service in her honor at a later date.

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.


Hornell / LeRoy ~ Paxton Louis Bonacquisti, the beautiful little “Angel” of Brady and Megan Lowe Bonacquisti, took flight to Heaven shortly after his birth on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

     For what little time Paxton was with us, he will leave us with a lifetime of memories.

     In addition to mom and dad, Paxton will be sadly missed by his paternal grandparents, James and Michele Bonacquisti; paternal great-grandmother, Carol Bonacquisti; paternal great-grandparents, Warren and Barbara Tessier; paternal aunts, Erin (Jason) Dhaveloose and Katie Bonacquisti; cousins, Jase and Jackson Dhaveloose; maternal grandparents, John and Lynda Lowe; maternal great-grandmothers, Nancy Lowe and Karen Locke; maternal uncle, Andrew Lowe and maternal aunt, Amy Lowe.

     Family members ready to hug Paxton in Heaven include his paternal great-grandfather, Lawrence Bonacquisti, paternal aunt, Sarah Bonacquisti; maternal great-grandfathers, Thomas Lowe and John Locke.

     Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

     Your kind words of sympathy may be shared with Paxton’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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

navy.jpgKENNETH I. DART, JR. – Age 88, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday morning April 11, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born December 21, 1931 in Piffard, NY to the late Kenneth I. Dart, Sr. and Winfred (Texter) Dart.

Ken was a longtime member of the Batavia First United Methodist Church and was a retired Senior Groundskeeper at Genesee Community College. He attended Alexander Central School, graduating in 1950 and from Alfred Ag & Tech in 1952, he served our nation proudly with the United States Navy. Ken enjoyed collecting bottles and ash trays being a member of the Tonawanda Valley Collectors Club and a Life Member of the Town of Batavia Fire Department.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Doris June Dart of Batavia; loving daughters, Tammy Lynn Dart of OH and Lisa Ann (Brian) Russell of FL; cherished grandchildren, Erica Rowcliffe, Alex Rowcliffe, Hayden (Laura) Molner, Griffin Molner, Kayley Molner, Nicholas Russell, Lauren Russell; great-grandchildren, Peter and Oliver Molner; brother, Roger Dart of Chili; sister, Carol Wicks of FL along with several nieces and nephews.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic Ken’s funeral services will be held by the immediately family only. He will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba and memorials in his memory can be made to Volunteers for Animals 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020.

Please share your words of comfort with Ken’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



Churchville - Eugene C. Nowack, 75, of Churchville, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at The Highlands At Brighton.

Eugene was born November 18, 1944, in Rochester, the son of the late Milton and Anne (Lysak) Nowack.

A Vietnam War veteran, Eugene served with the United States Navy.  He was a machinist with Eastman Kodak in Rochester and was also a mechanic.

Survivors include his daughter, Barbara (John A.) Zinter of Bergen; his girlfriend,  Elaine Jamison of Linwood; sisters, Linda (Lee) Merski of Erie, PA and Barbara (late Wes) Burows of Rochester; grandchildren, Brittany (Adam) Drexler, Tiana (Jeff) Pack, Aurora Zinter, Devon Zinter and Sawyer Zinter; great-grandchildren, Shane and Alyssa Drexler; 6 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Eugene is predeceased by his wife, Barbara Nowack and a granddaughter, Alyssa Zinter.

Private services with military honors will be held for Eugene's family at Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eugene's memory may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, online at https://vva.org/donate/

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

halstead.jpg  Richard L. Halstead, age 66 of Perry, New York passed away on Saturday April 11, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Warsaw, New York on October 21, 1953, a son to the late Lawrence W. and Marcella B. (Caryl) Halstead. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a grandson Lucas Dillon who passed away in 2015, in-laws: Robert and Elcy Altoft, sister-in-law: Kyle Wixson Altoft, niece: Rachel Lafferty and nephew: Brad Altoft.

Rick was a 1971 graduate of Perry High School. He worked for Allen Bailey Tag and Label Company in Caledonia for several years moving onto JN White Designs in Perry where he held several positions at the company prior to his retirement in 2011 including printer, machine maintenance and plant operations production manager. Rick was a devoted member to the Perry Fire Department joining in 1986. He was past Chief, training officer, Jr. Fire Dept. advisor, fire prevention leader with the Perry Elementary School, and the Perry Fire Department Benevolent Association, Western New York Volunteer’s Fireman’s Association, was a former assistant scout leader for Boy Scouts, and was a hunter and bow safety instructor for many years. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Mary Jane (Altoft) Halstead whom he married on April 28, 1973, daughter: Valerie (Jeffrey Dillon) Halstead of Perry, 2 sons: Thomas Halstead of Perry and Adam (Vanessa) Halstead of Avon, 3 sisters: Lucinda (David) Rhodes of Az., Carol (Spencer) Willey of Perry, Donna (Jeff) Corey of Bergen, 3 brothers: Dennis (Lisa) Halstead of Warsaw, Ronald (Nancy) Halstead of Penfield, Robert (Ray Beekman) Halstead of Lockport, brother and sister-in-laws: Judy (Sigfried) Thewke of LaGrange, James Altoft of Galway, NY and Fl,, Gloria Altoft of Warsaw, William (Jill) Altoft of Oh., 8 grandchildren: Kayla, Adelyn, Joseph, Ethan and Edward Halstead, Timothy, Addison and Logan Dillon, along with many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held in LaGrange Cemetery on Wednesday April 15, 2020. A procession at 10:30am will precede Services at the cemetery from the Funeral Home using N. Main, Covington and N. Center streets where extended family, friends and community members can publicly pay their respects. A public Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, NY 14530 or the Wyoming County Nursing Facility (Activities Fund) 400 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

bertini_pic_2.pngNANCY C. BERTINI - age 90, of Batavia, N.Y., died peacefully Wednesday April 8, 2020, at home while under the care of her son, John Bertini; granddaughter, Mallory Boeva and the amazing caregivers from the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) and dear friends. Nancy was born July 20, 1929, in Fayetteville, N.C., to the late Robert I. and Ida M. (Buie) Sanders, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Peter D. Bertini along with several brothers and sisters.

Nancy was a member of Resurrection Parish; she was a seamstress and formerly worked as a banquet waitress for the Holiday Inn and The Treadway Inn in Batavia. She will be remembered for the wonderful mother she was to her three children and for her strong catholic faith.

Surviving are her loving children, Nancy, John and Peter Bertini; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic a Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be announced at a future date, she will be entombed in the Niche Garden at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia, N.Y. Memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14020 or the Visiting Nurse Association of Western New York, Inc. 7070 Telephone Road Pavilion, NY 14525.

Please share words of comfort with Nancy’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information, please call Michael at (585) 343-7500.


Oakfield – Diana A. Eddy, 73, of Oakfield, passed away Thursday (April 9, 2020) at Hildebrandt Hospice in Rochester.

Mrs. Eddy was born November 23, 1946 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude (Heaton) Krantz.  She graduated from Batavia High School.  Prior to her retirement, she was a clerk typist at Genesee –Valley Education Partnership.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dee enjoyed spending time with her husband and family, watching Chicago Med and the Good Doctor, dancing, talking your ear off when the mood struck her, surprising others with her sports knowledge by spending too many days in bad weather supporting her sons sporting events, but the light of her life was spending time with her grandchildren.   

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Robert; children, Todd of Oakfield, Chris of Basom; step-children, Robert Eddy Jr. of North Carolina, Jodie (Bill) Fryer of Akron, Nicole Eddy of Corfu; grandchildren, Ty and Cole Kornow, Jasmine, Dominque and RJ Eddy and Marissa Bucci.

Diana is predeceased by her brother, Robert and her sister, Maureen Krantz.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Diana’s memory may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, www.geneseecancerassistance.org/donate/ or Hildebrandt Hospice Center, Attn: Donations, Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Rd S, Rochester, NY 14623, www.lifetimecare.org/donate/ways-of-giving.

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

Arrangements for Diana were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325. 

airforce1.jpg David F. Graham, 82, of Attica passed away peacefully on April 7, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born on March 7, 1938 in Batavia to the late Leo and Clara (Hoffman) Graham. In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by one brother.

David was a United States Air Force veteran and a long time Correction Officer as Attica Correctional Facility.

He is survived by his wife; Elizabeth Graham of Attica; children Joseph (Laurie) Graham of Attica and Barbara Graham of Boulder City, NV; along with 2 granddaughters.  

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

For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

zanghi_pic_1.pngDAVID J. "DAVEY JOE" ZANGHI, SR. ~ Age 67, of Batavia and affectionately known as the "Unofficial Mayor" of the City's South side died peacefully Friday March 27, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic David's visitation and funeral mass will be scheduled as soon as deemed safe to do so.

Please share your words of comfort with David's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



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