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kathryn_judge.jpgKathryn A. Judge, 71 of Attica, passed away December 13, 2022. She was born September 16, 1951 in Buffalo, to the late Leonard Darlack Sr. and Loraine Darlack. She is predeceased by her son David Judge Jr. and sister Debbie Vega.

She graduated from GCC. Afterwards she worked for McDonald’s Bus Service for many years. She was kind, had a great sense of humor and loved everybody.

Kathryn is survived by her sons Joseph, Kurt Judge both of Attica and Christopher (Heidi) Judge of Akron, daughter Angel (Chad) McDonough of Tenesee, brother Leonard Darlack Jr. of Buffalo, grandchildren Grace, Olivia, Ashleigh, Cheyenne, Savannah, Tiffany, Cassandra and Kaitlyn, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

starowicz_lottie_-_photo1.jpgLottie Starowicz (Wilkosz) of Batavia, New York passed away with her family by her side on December 12, 2022 at the age of 89.  She was born in Batavia on July 27, 1933 to father Leon Wilkosz and mother Bertha Wilkosz (Wrobel).  She lived in the same house she was born in for almost her entire life. Lottie was married to her husband, Paul Starowicz, for 67 years.  They had a long and happy life together. Paul passed away on January 10, 2022.  

Lottie was the youngest of three brothers (Leo, Stephen, and Edward), and two sisters (Ann Adamczyk and Helen Balonek). Lottie worked at the Batavia Daily News, and then at Jackson Elementary School as a lunch and teacher’s aide for over 20 years.  Her former students approached her in town for years after her retirement because of her kind and caring ways. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she appreciated the frequent and numerous visits with her several nieces and nephews. We will all cherish our memories of the fun times shared with Lottie and the way she made us all smile.

She is survived by children Gary (Deborah), James (Mary K), and Paul Jr. (Laura); grandchildren Sara (Brandon Doll), Becky, Kate, Lauren, Elizabeth, and Ryan; and great-grandchildren include Reece, Chloe, Thea, Reid, and Claire. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday December 18th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue in Batavia.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 am on Monday December 19th, followed by an internment service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum on Ellicott St. in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crossroads Comfort Care House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York, 14020 or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the Crossroads House staff and volunteers, who provided Lottie with wonderful care during her final days.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

parker.jpg  Hazel Luce Parker, at the age of 99, has passed peacefully during the evening of December 10, 2022, under her family’s care at the home of her daughter in Perry.

Hazel was born September 1, 1923, in Johnsonburg, Town of Orangeville, Wyoming County, the daughter of Vern and Dorothy Gerhardt Luce. She graduated from Attica High School in 1941, followed many of the women during the years of WWII into the work world by studying business at RBI in Rochester and working for Eastman Kodak until 1948…working by day and playing on their softball team by night. But it was square dancing, back in Wyoming County, that brought her and her future husband, Fletcher Parker (of Perry), together and they were married on her birthday in 1948. That launched her into her lifelong career as a dedicated homemaker, wife, and mother of seven children. Her dedication to the task was unmatched. During the nineteen-fifties, sixties, and seventies she was 24/7 a cook, seamstress, teacher, busing organizer, school and church activities promoter and supporter, etc. Hazel made sure the family was cared for, their responsibilities were taken care of, and the entire family was fully participating in school, church, and community activities. School sports and musical events attended must have numbered into the thousands as she and Fletcher watched their children and grandchildren all participate continually. Hazel embraced the role of getting seven children educated…from the earliest Sunday school and music lessons through all seven achieving at least a bachelor’s degree. She enjoyed the work…but it wasn’t all work. She enjoyed a game of Euchre with family and friends as often as possible…and for over 50 years she looked forward to her twice-a-month evenings with her eight Bridge playing friends.

Hazel is pre-deceased by her father in 1980 and mother in 1992, and her elder brother Frederick, and younger sisters Margaret Chamberlain and Zora Cox. She is also pre-deceased by daughter Lucinda A. Parker, in May of 2021 and an infant grandson, Andrew Spence Parker in 1974.

Her brother Ray Luce and sister Norma Luce survive as do her children Eric (Peggy) Parker of Perry; Laurie (Howard is deceased) Hartley of Spring, Texas; Kristin (Brian) Cox of Perry; Calvin Parker of Perry; Beth (Sarah Fogler) Parker of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; and Brian (Kathy) Parker of Wyoming, NY. Her seventeen grandchildren are Nathan (Tammy) Parker (Trumansburg), Erin (Frank Stewart) Parker (Bozeman, MT), Rachel (Thomas) Parker (Woodbridge, VA); Matthew Hartley, (Spring, TX), Margo Hartley; Timothy (Ashley) Cox (Daniel Island, SC), Meghan (William) Hayes (Churchville), Gregory (Vivian Lim) Cox (Singapore), Wesley (Becky) Cox (Scottsville), Eliza Cox; Leah (Hunter) Wooster, William Parker, Jan Lawrence Parker; Parker Fogler (Victoria, BC), Calvin Fogler (Santa Clara, CA); Haley (Tyler Eagleton) Parker (Boston, MA), and Abigail Parker. Seventeen great-grandchildren are Tess (Hunter Ford) Parker (Boise, ID), Annalee and Elias Parker (both Trumansburg); Lily, Lucas, and Jonah Parker (all Woodbridge); Annabelle Shutter-Hartley (Spring); Warren, Henry, and Abraham Cox (all Daniel Island); and Fletcher, Dorothy, Russell, and Peter Hayes (all Churchville); Dawn Cox (Singapore); Athalia and Everett Cox (both Scottsville).

Hazel taught service and lived service. She was very much self-sacrificing. She was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon starting in 1965. Her interest in her church and unmatched ability to cook and sew meant she was a critical behind-the-scenes master of making church dinners and craft bazaars successful. She learned her sewing skills at home from her mother, but her expectations of herself to be the best led to her winning a national sewing contest, with an automobile as the top prize, with a dress made for one of her children. Those skills also made Hazel an incredible resource for our local and Wyoming County 4-H programs. She led a 4-H club, the Peppy Perryettes, and dozens of children, for decades and served on the county advisory committees from the early 1960s until just a few years ago, nearly 60 years of dedication to that organization.

To celebrate a long life, purposefully lived, friends and neighbors may call during the hours of 4:00 to 7:00PM on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530. A Memorial Service and reception is being planned for 11:00AM, Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry.

Consider a memorial gift to the Brick Presbyterian Church, 6 Church Street, Perry, NY 14530, or to Wyoming County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program. A gift in Hazel’s name may be made to a charity of your choice, as well. 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.

terri.jpg  Terri J. Kloiber, 71 of Colden, passed away peacefully at Premier Genesee Center on Monday, December 12, 2022. She was born December 15, 1950 in Annapolis, MD to the late Harvey and Natalie (Brunell) Mann. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gary R. Kloiber and a granddaughter, Jordyn Fisher.

Terri began her career on the line at Fisher Price and worked her way up to Senior Logistics Manager before she retired. She was a Colden Town Councilwoman for many years. Terri was a quiet, shy, intelligent woman that enjoyed reading and her home. She was an amazing mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her beloved daughters, Shannon (Steven) Campagna of Batavia, Casey (John) Kuhn of Erie, PA, Joett Nye, siblings, Kim (Larry) Boyd of Avon, Harvey “Skip” (Karen) Mann Jr of Marilla, 6 grandchildren, Tim, Jamie Nye, Connie Campagna, Carl, Robbie and Nate Kuhn, one great-grandchild, Jacey, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00pm, where a Celebration of her Life will immediately follow at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

stephan.jpg  Stephan A. Reisdorf, 74 of Pavilion, NY, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Premier Genesee in Batavia.  He was born on February 21, 1948 in Batavia to the late Aloysius J. Reisdorf and Florence B. (nee George).  In addition to his parents, Stephan was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth J. Reisdorf.

Stephan was an employee of George’s Dairy, the family business from age 14 until it closed then worked for Plattens Agricultural Service, Buckleys, and Carolina Eastern Crockers for many years.  He was an agricultural consultant and sales person, loved the outdoors, competitive shooting, and traveling in Puerto Rico, the islands and cities in the south.

He is survived by his sisters; Donna M. Flood (James D.) of Clarence, Mary Ann Sandgarten (Michael) of Lago Vista, Texas, and sisters-in-law; Leslie (Jeffrey) Hutchinson of Canandaigua and Cindy Barnowski of Florida, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend visitation on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 11:00AM-1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.  A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation at the Funeral Home.  Stephan will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm, www.lollypop.org.  To leave a message of condolence, visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020


Lisa A. Weidman, went home to be with the Lord on December 1, 2022. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on October 6, 1977, the daughter of Rev. David G.M. Weidman and the late Rev. Linda Shisler Weidman.  She was also the stepdaughter of Mrs. Carol L. Weidman and the niece of Mr. Richard B. Weidman.

Raised in Albion, NY, Lisa was a 1998 graduate of Albion Central High School and a resident of Medina, NY for the past several years.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main St., Batavia New York, with a Memorial Service of Resurrection  following the visitation hour at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary. Please use the school street parking lot and main entrance located immediately behind the church. There will be a meal immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lisa's memory to the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. To share memories and condolences with Lisa's family please visit rossakron.com.

porter_roy_-_photo.jpgRoy Clinton Porter, 92, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2022. He was born March 15, 1930, a son of the late James and Lutie Mae Porter.

He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth E. Porter; grandson Kevin Porter and great-grandson Kyle Michaels.

He is survived by his children, Pattie (Pat) Morietti, James E. Porter, Ellen (late David) Wood, Deborah M. Claw, Sharon (Lynn Allen Wood) Porter-Wood and Linda M. (Vincent) Maurer. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Roy served in the U.S. Army and retired from the bakery business after 50 years. He loved to bake and owned several bake stores where he was a professional cake decorator, his specialty at Easter time was lamb cakes and Alligator bread. He would later occasionally bake from his home. Roy enjoyed talking about his life to his children and friends, mainly because he was a people person. He would talk about the Bible and read it often, taking him back to when he was an ordained minister for several years.

He loved to sit in his sitting room, watching his birds and enjoyed feeding them and the squirrels and deer. He enjoyed sitting in his backyard and building bird houses out of old license plates. His loving pet was Coco and she was everything to him. He was happy with life and enjoyed being around his children and family.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE VAE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 


Robert E. Smith, age 76, of Batavia passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Rochester General surrounded by his family. 

Bob was born March 22, 1946 in Indian Falls, NY,  a son of late Daniel and Margaret Schultz Smith. He was the brother of the late Susan, Mary, Pearl, Donald and Daniel Smith. 

Bob had many joys in his life.  A lifetime member of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, he served many years as fire chief. Bob treasured time spent with friends and family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Dorothy Kimmel Smith; loving father of Cheryl (Richard) Malinowski, Sharon (Michael) Szadek and Christine (Jeremy) Sadler; adored grandfather of Andrew (Stephanie), Steven (Stephanie) and Kimberly Foss, and Joshua and Ava Szadek, and Morgan, Mackenzie, Hayden, Avery and Cameron Sadler; great grandfather of Anastasia and A.J. Foss; and brother of Laur, Kevin, Buzz, Bill, Art and Sandy; in addition to many nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.,  Friday, December 16, 2022, at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the mortuary.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, NY. 

Corfu - Turkey Jack Stellrecht, 70, of Brown Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

He is survived by his flock.

Family and friends may call Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

Gobble ~ Gobble

Arrangements by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

Corfu - Allan M. Starkweather, 74, passed away on November 30, 2022.

Allan was born in Batavia on January 29, 1948, son of the late Clyde and Wilma Potter Starkweather. He was the brother of the late Sandra Thomas.

Allan graduated from Pembroke High School in 1966 and from SUNY Geneseo in 1970.

Allan taught Sixth grade at the Corfu Intermediate School from 1970-1971. He then worked for Jay E. Potter Lumber in Corfu from 1971-1978. He lived in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1978-2001. In Las Vegas, he worked for Von Tobel’s Home Center from 1978-1985. He was then the Safety Director at Houston Lumber Company in Las Vegas from 1986-2001. Allan returned to Corfu and worked for Jay E. Potter from 2001 until his retirement in 2010.

Allan has been the Village of Corfu historian and Town of Pembroke Co-historian since 2003. He has written many local historical brochures and co-authored a Town of Pembroke History Book in 2012.

Allan liked local history, model trains and railroading. He was a member of the Pembroke Historical Society since 1999, Brick House Fair Committee since 2002, Genesee County Historians since 2003 and secretary since 2014, government appointed Historians of WNY since 2008, The New Society of the Genesee History Group since 2008 and The Holland Land Office since 2012. He was also a member of The Toy Train Operating Society since 1970, the Lionel Collectors Club since 1973, The Silver State Train Club of Las Vegas since 1992 and the National Railroad Historical Association since 2003.

Allan was a Commissioner of the Corfu Fire District from 2004-2011, Member of the Corfu Fire Department from 1964-1978 and from 2006-present day, and on the Corfu Zoning Board of Appeals. He was on the Board of Directors of the Genesee County Baseball Club (Muckdogs) since 2004. He was a lifelong member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church.

Allan is survived by his aunt, Alice Dix and several cousins.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu, NY at 1 PM. Allan will be buried in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu,
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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159, Corfu, NY 14036 or to the Corfu Fire Department, PO Box 418, Corfu, NY 14036.

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

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