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CORFU - James F. Cassidy, 70 of Corfu, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Crossroads House in Batavia, after a brave battle with cancer and surrounded by family.  He was born on July 19, 1952, the son of the late Francis Cassidy and Helen Judge.  He was also preceded in death by his brother Wayne Cassidy.

Jim graduated from Pembroke High School, Bryant & Stratton College, and was a retired accountant who enjoyed working with numbers.  He loved music and played guitar and sang vocals in many local bands throughout his life.  He especially loved The Beatles.  Jim looked forward to football games and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.  In retirement, Jim was passionate about photography and bird-watching.  He loved having cookouts for the family, spending time outside working on projects, and building model train sets.  He had some of the best stories and enjoyed sharing them with the people closest to him.  Jim’s favorite activities were having family game nights, and as a brownie connoisseur, would bake the best brownies each time.  ‘Thursdays with Gracie’ was something he looked forward to every week.  He was dedicated to watching his favorite television shows with friends and family throughout his illness.  Above all things, he was a devoted grandfather (Papa) to Jameson and Vaeda, playing ball on the trampoline, splashing in the swimming pool, and playing hide and seek with squirt guns.  Jim was strong, kind-hearted, and kept his witty sense of humor up to the very end.  

Surviving are his children; Kolleen Cassidy (Bradley Smith), Katrina O’Connor (Mark), and Karah Cassidy, loving mother of his children Kimberly Cassidy, longtime companion Marjorie Ribbeck, her son Jared Cecere (Kiana Perry) and their children, two grandchildren, and a niece and nephew.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia (Please use School Street entrance). Jim's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 8656 Church Street in East Pembroke. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, P.O. Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021.  www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.

In memory of Jim, the family asks that you remember his laugh, put on some good tunes, and kick back and watch the football game.  

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

sage_charles_-_photo.jpgCharles L. Sage, 86 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (November 11, 2022) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

He was born January 23, 1936 in Batavia, a son of the late William and Elsie Tiede Sage.

Mr. Sage served his country with the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. He was formerly employed by Doehler Jarvis in Batavia prior to his retirement. Charles was a member of the Cornerstone Church in East Pembroke. He enjoyed old classic cars, attending car shows, feeding animals around his home and gardening.  Mr. Sage was also a supporter of his fellow Veteran and would do anything he could for them. He loved his tractor, but most of all enjoyed time spent with family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving companion and best friend, Barbara Plock of Virginia. Daughter, Michelle (Bob) Grazioplene of Batavia. Grandchildren, Alex Grazioplene and Lyndsey Grazioplene. Brothers, Duane (Joanne) Sage and Lee (Diane) Sage. Sisters, Marilyn (late William) Kaness, Beverly (Bob) Bobzin and Diane Parker. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late William (Nancy) Sage, Paul (Peggy) Sage, Anita Sage and Eva Jane Sage.

Friends and family are invited to share memories on Thursday (November 17th) from 10am-12pm at the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4-6 Main St., Corfu, NY, where a funeral service will commence at 12pm. He will be laid to rest in the North Pembroke Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Church or the Activity Fund of the New York State Veterans Home.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE C.B. BEACH & SON MORTUARY, INC, 4-6 MAIN STREET, CORFU, NY 14036.

Holley/Batavia: Rhoda Broekhuizen, 91, passed away peacefully November 10, 2022, into the arms of her best friend and loving husband Ted. Mrs. Broekhuizen was a beloved teacher to many students over the years at Holley Elementary School. She enjoyed going to the casino with her friends, nieces and loved to travel to Maderia Beach FL., with her husband Ted. Rhoda enjoyed writing children’s books and even had one published. Rhoda was an active member of the Holley First Presbyterian Church and also sang in the choir.  Mrs. Broekhuizen’s greatest joy was her grandsons who she was extremely proud of. 

She was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend of 60 plus years, Theodore in 2016; siblings, John (Mary) Westervelt, William (Erien) Westervelt, Eleanor (George) Sears and Dorothy (Albert) Burd, brother-in-law, Lester (Jane) Broekhuizen. Rhoda is survived by her loving children, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Cliff of Batavia and Bruce Broekhuizen of Holley; loving grandsons, Ryen Cliff and Alexandre (Morgan Zakes) Cliff and several nieces, nephews, cousins. 

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Thursday November 17, from 4:00-7:00pm.  Rhoda’s funeral service will be held at the Holley First Presbyterian Church 34 E. Albion St. Holley, NY 14470 on Friday, November 18, at 11:00am.  She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Ted, at Hillside Cemetery. 
The family would like to thank everyone at the Manor for the care and love shown to Rhoda. 

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to the Holley First Presbyterian Church or the Community Free Library 86 Public Square, Holley, NY 14470. 
To share a special memory of Mrs. Broekhuizen, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com 

joan_donnelly.jpgJoan C. (Mader) Donnelly died at her home peacefully on November 5, 2022, at the age of 80. She was born on April 18, 1942 to the late Ervin George Mader and Flora (Blum) Mader. Joan was married to the late Donald J. Donnelly Sr. Joan was pre-deceased by her sisters Gloria and Barbara Mader.

Joan retired from Alexander Central School after 20 years of driving bus. Joan was very active in all of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Joan loved to bake and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bill and the Sabres. She will be dearly missed by all who have known her.

She is survived by her sister Karen Washburn and her brother John (Rose) Mader. Joan’s children are Beth (Bill) Shepherd, Fred Stringham, Paula Jo Carney, Brenda (Chuck) Scotchmer and Donald (Barbara) Donnelly Jr. Grandchildren included Nicholas Donnelly and Donald Donnelly III, Heather (Leo) Saia, Ron (Cassy) Carney, Caryn (Anthony) Bosse, Dalton Mori, Corrine Mori, Eliza (Mike Woods) Stringham and Emily (Jordan Martin) Stringham. Joan is also survived by six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Per her request, there will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 26th, 2022, from noon until 4pm at the Beachhead Veterans Club, 3188 Broadway Rd. in Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department, 10505 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Elba - Dorothy F. Allen, 95, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Thursday, January 27th, 1927 in Barre Center, New York a daughter of the late Albert Panek and Anna Polak Panek.

Dorothy was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish - Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site where she was active in the religious education program for many years. Dorothy crocheted numerous afghans for family and friends, prayed her daily devotions and loved being surrounded by her family.

Surviving are her sons, Bernard T. (Becky) Allen,  Jr. and Terry (Kathy) Allen, both of Elba; her daughter-in-law, Sherri Allen of Wendell, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Melissa (Tony) Ridder, Matthew (Jennifer) Allen, Trisha (Michael) Heale, Elizabeth (Justin) Calarco-Smith, Christine (Nathan) Buczek and Meghan (George) Borrasca; beloved "Twonies" to thirteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Florence Rodon of Oakfield and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is reunited in Heaven with her husband, Bernard T. Allen, Sr.; her son, Timothy Allen, her granddaughter, Heather Marie Allen, her great-grandson, Ian William Heale and her siblings, Albert Panek, Frank Panek, John Panek, Nellie Panek, Mary Sumeriski, Julia Gabriel, Anna Gloria Panek, Dr. Susan Coffey and Josephine Panek.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services, with burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Elba Fire Department Recreation Hall, 7143 Oak Orchard Road, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York 14125 or the Elba Fire Department, P.O. 58, Elba New York 14058.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

dale.jpg  Dale A. “Dooder” Emerson, 62, of Byron passed away on October 31, 2022 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Colver, PA on October 5, 1960 to the late William and Barbara (Foreman) Emerson. In Addition to his parents, Dale is predeceased by his sister; Linda Grimes and brother; William "Billy" Emerson Jr.

Dale enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors. It didn’t matter if it was hunting, fishing, snowmobiling or cooking chicken on the smoker; rain or shine he was out there. He enjoyed working on cars, small engines and giving his signature “fabrications”. Somehow out of duct tape, super glue, zip ties and a great deal of bondo he would make it work. Dale was definitely a person when you met him, you would never forget him and neither will we.

He is survived by his sons; Mike (LeAnn) Emerson, Greg (Sarah) Emerson; 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com. To leave 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.

resized_20200827_121924.jpegBatavia - Tanya L. Campbell, 43 of Batavia passed away, losing her long battle with cancer on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Tanya was born Tuesday, June 5th, 1979 in Dansville, NY, a daughter of James and Sheila Meyer. She was a proud, loving mother to her two boys, Skylar and Devin Harmon, working hard to build a strong foundation for them. Tanya married the love of her life, Daniel Campbell, on February 4, 2022. She worked as a Line Lead for Angelica Textile Services in Batavia.

Tanya loved her family and spending time with them. She was the life of the party, the strongest, the most compassionate, and brought joy to everyone's heart. She enjoyed riding on the motorcycle, and crafts. Christmas was her favorite season, with many decorative trees in her home, including an all-seasons tree for every holiday. Tanya loved to visit people and talk while relaxing in the sun. She was a loyal friend and always watched out for others. She was a confidant for her sisters, and loved having morning coffee.  She loved her dog (Lily) and grand-dog (Darcy). 

Tanya is survived by her husband, Daniel Campbell, of Batavia; children, Skylar Harmon and Devin Harmon, of Batavia, ; and stepchildren, Mikael Campbell, Cody Campbell, Delilah Campbell, and Makenna Campbell, of Binghamton; mother, Sheila Meyer, of Batavia, her sisters, Janette (Paul) Cipra, of East Bethany, and Jessica (Joe) Hewitt of Batavia; nieces and nephews, Sage (Kyle) Hopkins, Makayla Meyer-Corkery, Jasmine Hewitt, Dana (Shelby) Cipra, Allison and Dana Cipra, Jr., Breanna Peorier; mother-in-law, Debra Chidester; 3 aunts, a uncle, and several cousins.

In death Tanya is reunited with her father, James Meyer; brother, Shane Dann, and Grandmother, Ruth Recktenwald.

Per the family's wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Memorial contributions may be made to Lipson Cancer Center or Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc.-127 North Street Batavia, NY 14020. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H. E. Turner & Co,. Inc Funeral Home, Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Jack O. Hillabush Jr., died peacefully Sunday after a long illness.  Jack was a contracting carpenter for almost 40 years in Elba and the surrounding area.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and boating.  He had many close friends who he loved to spend time with.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly Speed Hillabush; his two sons, Michael A. Butler of Elba and Peter C. (Katie) Butler of Maryland; a daughter-in-law, Kim Butler of Oakfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Diana (Danny) Campbell of Clarendon and Donna (Scott) Capamaggio of North Carolina; four brothers, Greg (Donna) Hillabush of Elba, Jeff (Sharon) Hillabush of Albion, Ray (Diann) Hillabush of Clarendon and Mark (Cynthia) Hillabush of Rochester; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Speed Schultz of Elba and Jeanette Speed Grazioplene of Batavia and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack is predeceased by his mother and father, Doris and Jack Hillabush Sr., daughter-in-law, Debra Nichols Butler, son, Thomas S. Butler, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Virginia and Kenneth Mullen, brothers-in-law, Roger Speed, William Schultz and Gerald Grazioplene.

Calling hours are Thursday, November 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Jack's funeral will be held on Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba.  He will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058 or the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058.

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

karl_meyers.jpgKarl L. Meyers, 62 of Attica, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at his home in Attica. He was born May 27, 1960 in Buffalo, to the late Charles and Lee (Sobottka) Meyers. He is predeceased by his sister, Barbara Smithson and his brother, Bruce Meyers.

Karl enjoyed a simple life and could most often be found enjoying the outdoors, or chatting with friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Gwendlyn Meyers of Collinsville, TX, son Michael (Kayleigh) Meyers of Darien Center, NY, sisters, Diane (David) Meyer, Charlene Meyers, Kathy (Jim) Hakes, Karen (Bruce) Budney, Alicia (Russ) Spanitz, brother, Dan (Carol Rey) Meyers, grandchildren, Oaklyn and Brodie, along with many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vets Home in Batavia, 220 Richmond Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

schmidt_arthur_-_photo1.jpgArthur M. Schmidt, 72 of Lockport, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening (November 3, 2022) at his residence under the loving care of his family and Niagara Hospice.

He was born September 8, 1950 in East Stroudsburg, PA, a son of the late Arthur F.P. Schmidt and Anne Smith Wilhem.

Art was an underwater commercial diver and was the C.E.O. of his company, Underwater Consultants International, Inc for many years. He loved everything fast. Fast cars and fast motorcycles. His dream was to travel the country and race his street car. He was a lover of food and enjoyed cooking and generously taking out family and friends to fine dining establishments. Art will be missed by all who knew his caring ways.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Kress Schmidt of Lockport. Son, Art Jr. (Ann) Schmidt of Wind Gap, PA. Step-children, Sue (Chad) Rudolph of Batavia, Jody (Dan) Miles of Batavia, Ken Matthies of Akron and Faith (Chris) Milhollen of Akron. Grandchildren, Savannah, Brielle Schmidt, Hunter Miles, Grace Rudolph, Brooke Milhollen, Darel Matthies and Henry Matthies.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (Nov. 8th) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11am.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105. 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.

 

 

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