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matla_agnes_-_photo.jpgAgnes Ann Matla, 86 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday (June 25, 2016) at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester, surrounded by her loving children.

She was born July 15, 1929 in Batavia, a daughter of the late J. Raymond and Irene Lake Brice.

Agnes was a graduate of Batavia High School and was employed by P.W. Minor Shoe Co. in Batavia prior to her retirement. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and listening to the music events in Jackson Square.  Most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending their sporting events, music concerts and dance recitals. Agnes was also a long time parishioner of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Matla, who passed away in 1996.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen Gorom of Oakfield, Bruce Matla of Spencerport, Christine Matla of Medina and Wendy Williams of Churchville. Grandchildren, Nicholas (fiancé, Jennifer), Jessica and Jonathan (Katherine) Gorom, Nathan (Lori-Beth) Williams, Rachael Miller and Jeremy (Suzann Sullivan) Patterson.  Great-Grandchildren, Noah, Jacob, Marley, Axl, Samantha, Riley, Gabriella and Aniyah. Brother in-law, Ronald (Connie) Matla of Fairport. Also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (June 28th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10:00am at St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY 14125 or Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626. Expressions of condolence 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.

 

 

buffalo_bills.jpg Roger D. Porter, 74, of Oakfield passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on June 16, 1942 in Plasterco, VA to the late James and Ella Mae (Sanders) Porter. He is predeceased by a son, Roger D. Porter Jr., brother Monte Porter and sister Sharon Delahanty.

Roger was a devoted and loving family patriarch.  The umbrella of his love and generosity spread far and wide.  Roger was a fount of wisdom and provided a calming guiding hand to all he loved. Roger was an avid outdoorsman. When he was not growing his family, he enjoyed farming and hunting his land in West Barre. Roger was also a devoted Buffalo Bills fan.  He held season tickets for several decades and attended all four SuperBowls. In defense of our beleaguered franchise, he would often declare the Bills are the only true “red-white-and-blue” franchise in the NFL.

He is survived by his loving wife Lois Porter of Oakfield; daughters Cherie (Jamie) Egloff of Oakfield and Robyn (Mark) Godwin of Corfu; brothers Eddie (Debbie) Porter of N. Carolina, Tom (Mary Lou) Porter of Oakfield; sister Norma (Dave) Heale of Bergen; sister in law Anita Porter of Brockport; grandchildren Roger Scroger, Bradley and Melissa Shaughnessy, Krisha Godwin, 2 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately for the family. He will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/  or the Genesee County Animal Shelter http://www.vol4animals.org/ 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Batavia - Joshua Richard Hofert, 20, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday (June 22, 2016) at his home in Batavia.

Joshua was born May 15, 1996 in Warsaw, the son of Richard (Tina Brown) Hofert of Elba and Amy Heubusch of Batavia.

Joshua was an athlete and he especially enjoyed basketball, football, lacrosse, racing and fishing.  He liked to play video games, listen to music and watch movies on Netflix. Joshua was responsible and was a hard worker, working two jobs and he went to work everyday. He loved his family and friends and always put their needs before his own. 

Surviving along with his parents are his sister, Brianna (fiancé Austin Wester) Hofert of Elba; maternal grandmother, Judy Heubusch of Greece, NY; step-grandfather, Jeffrey Wright of Greece, NY and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Joshua is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Laverne and Mary Hofert, maternal grandfather, Dale Heubusch and an uncle, Irving Heubusch.  

Calling hours are Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday also at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

LE ROY — A memorial gathering has been planned in memory of Donald W. “Ben” Wright, who died May 13, 2016.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Moose Family Center, Bank Street, Le Roy

Colleen Ann “Nina” Hernandez

Rochester - Colleen Ann “Nina” Hernandez, 28, of Rochester, an employee at Panera Bread Bakery Co. in Rochester, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her home.

Nina was born April 29, 1988 in Rochester, a daughter of Alison (Marcos) Bussard Hernandez of Oakfield and Timothy Lawrence of Conesus.

She was an avid out-of-doors person and was known as being Happy-go-lucky.  

Along with her parents, she is survived by her grandfather, Willard (Betty) Bussard of VA; her husband, Ismael Hernandez of Mexico; 3 children, Isaiah Hernandez, Yasmine Hernandez and Zacarias Loaeza Hernandez all of Mexico; 3 sisters, Crystal Lawrence of Oakfield, Rachel Rojas of Gasport and Ashley Marcos of Hamilton, OH; a brother, Isail Hernandez of Oakfield; an aunt, Evelyn Meyers of FL and an uncle, Steven Bussard of Batavia; 11 nieces and nephews.  

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Oakfield Community Bible Church, 80 North Main St. in Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Alison Hernandez.    Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

antinore.jpg Rose J. Antinore, 97, of Le Roy, formally of Batavia passed away peacefully on Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Le Roy Village Green. She was born on November 12, 1918 in Batavia to the late Felix and Antoinette (Parrinello) Marchese. She is predeceased by her husband Samuel Antinore who passed away in 1975; a daughter Antoinette Antinore; daughter in law Betty Antinore; brothers Joseph, Anthony and Samuel Marchese; sister Marie Tiberio.

She was the past owner of the Batavia Open Air Market with her husband Sam and son Vincent. Rose was a past member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church. She was an avid dancer and loved to work, retiring at the age of 90, but above all else she loved her family.

Rose is survived by her son Vincent (Susan) Antinore of Batavia; a brother Louis (Joann) Marchese of Batavia; sister Katherine Cianfrini of Batavia; 7 grandchildren, Timothy (LeAnne) Antinore, Christine (James) Saraceni, Karen (James) Merica, Samuel (Lisa) Antinore, Shannon (Sean) Jessop, Shawna (Chris) Weicher and Michael (Kim) Murphy; 18 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Monday the 27th at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Le Roy Village Green 10 Munson St. Le Roy, NY 14482. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Bergen - Patricia A. Ruge, 73, of Bergen, went to be with our Lord at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday (June 16, 2016) at Unity Health System – Parkridge Hospital ICU in Greece.

She was born October 10, 1942, to the late Anthony and Laura (Ruffino) Spadacino in Batavia.

Patti was a sweet, loving, caring and feisty wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, step-mother, step-grandmother, and sister.

She is survived by her husband, who still loves her, Allen Ruge of Bergen. The two were married June 26, 1982; three sons, David (Mary) Post, Frank (Christine) Post, and Daniel (Dorothy) Post; step-daughter, Tanya (Roy) Hafner; step-son, Shane Ruge; two sisters, Sharon Spadacino, and Mary Snyder; a brother Michael (late Betty) Spadacino of LeRoy. 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also survive along with nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Robert Post.

She most recently worked as a Home Care Aid in the Bergen area but spent the past 10 years at home.

Family and friends may call on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Ave., Bergen from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Patti's Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 S. Lake Ave., Bergen. Burial will be held privately in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 S. Lake Ave., PO Box 206, Bergen, NY 14416.

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

hall.jpg Nina L. Hall, 92, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 21, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on December 22, 1923 in Basom, the daughter of the late Earl & Mary (Rein) Hall. Nina is predeceased by sister and brother in law Erma and Glenn Maxwell, nephew Lee Hall and niece Sandra Macrae.

Nina graduated from Oakfield High School in 1940 and attended RBI for six months. She retired from the personnel Dept. of the VA after working there for 39 years. Nina was an avid bowler and went to the National Bowling Tournaments for many years. She was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and attended many of their games in Cleveland, also enjoyed playing cards and being with her family.

She is survived by her sister Ruth M. (Earl) Geer of Alexander; sisters in law Jane (late Everett) Hall of Basom, Verna (late Lloyd) Hall of Batavia; nephews Kevin (Sue) Geer of Hamlin, Keith (Ela) Geer of TX, Jeffrey (Kathy) Geer of Alexander, Lynn Hall of Basom, David (Betty) Hall of Basom; nieces Cheryl Totten of Basom, Darlene (Gary) Anderson of Basom, along with many great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday June 24, 2016 from 11:00AM-1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow the visitation at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in North Pembroke Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

plath.jpg JoAnn M. Fisher-Plath, 60, of Batavia passed away on Monday June 20, 2016.  She was born on July 8, 1955 in Batavia to the late Baldon and Gladys (Valery) Palaszynski.  She is predeceased by her loving husband Daniel “Boots” Plath.

JoAnn was a Sales Associate at Wal-Mart in Batavia.  She loved gardening, but above all else she was a proud mother of two children, a loving wife and a beloved friend to many.

She is survived by her two children; Dan’l Fisher of Batavia and Kelly Fisher of Kailua, HI; brothers Roger Palaszynski of Batavia and Ronald Palaszynski of Stafford; nephew James and niece Jamie Palaszynski along with her great niece Kyah Way.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 11:00AM-12:00 Noon  at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will immediately follow the visitation at the Funeral Home.

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

 

carpenter.jpg Richard Allen Davis Sr., age 51, of Castile passed away on Monday June 20th at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester surrounded by his family. Richard was born on October 23, 1964 in Dallas, Texas a son of the late James and Anna Lou (Parker) Davis. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a sister; Linda Martin, brother; Montie Davis and Grandson Richard Allen Davis III.

Richard was a self employed carpenter. He enjoyed spending time with family especially with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Lorraine (Chapman) Davis whom he married on August 5, 2013; 3 daughters Brandi (Jeremy LaFrance) Davis of Perry, Melissa (Justin) Carpenter of Pike, Richandra (Wilfredo) Ortiz of Ft. Reiley, KS.,; 5 sons Richard (Carrie Dibble) Davis Jr. of Warsaw, Mitchell Chapman III of Castile, Brandon Flake of Wellsville, Aaron Mathews of Castile and Devin Mathews of Castile, 2 sisters: Deborah Barrett and Kathy Martin both of San Antonio, TX., 3 brothers: Larry Hulo of Florida, James (Susie) Davis II of Castile, David (Laurie) Davis of Hinesville, GA., 13 grandchildren: Donovan and Rylee Bush, Laya, Temperance and Thaddaeus Davis, Jade, Luke and Lili Carpenter, Domique Davis, Julian and Joseph Espinosa, Maximus and Jonathon Ortiz, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 1:00-2:00PM on Saturday June 25, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 2:00PM at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Castile Rescue Squad PO Box 338 Castile, NY 14427. 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.

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