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Batavia - Tracey Y. Dwyer, 42, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Tracey was born August 29, 1973 in Warsaw, a daughter of Douglas Jellison of Attica and Karen Monteleone Jellison of Attica.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Batavia and taught for many years at Rainbow Preschool in Batavia.

Surviving along with her parents is her husband, Brian T.  Dwyer; her children, Jordan and Connor Dwyer, both at home; two sisters, Valerie Jellison of Alexander and Rachel Arricale of Darien; her grandmothers, Ardith Bookmiller  and Nancy Jellison, both of Attica; her father and mother in law, Thomas (Jan) Dwyer of Batavia;a brother-in-law, Dennis Dwyer; six sisters-in-law, Colleen (Patrick) Donegan, Lisa (Todd) Lenhart, Susan (Chris) Schukin, Margaret (Scott) Niedzwiecki, Kathleen Dwyer and Carolyn (Stephen) Babcock;  and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is predeceased by her infant daughter, Molly Shannon Dwyer.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Tracey’s name to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 267, Batavia, New York 14021-0267.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light in Tracey’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Corfu ~ Aaron L. Wellman, age 40, of Main Road, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning (August 26, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     He was born February 7, 1976 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late Howard Wellman and Linda Mowers of Syracuse.

     Aaron will be remembered as a very caring family man, who was always willing to lend a hand to a friend.

     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Dylan Wellman of Batavia; his significant other, Stacey McCoy of Corfu; his stepmother, Sally Wellman of Pavilion; his siblings, Jayson Wellman of Rochester, Amy (Tristan) Jones of N.J. and Heather (Curtis) Bennion of N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Betty Wellman of Warsaw, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     Family and friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 11:00 A.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pavilion Food Pantry, PO Box 456, Pavilion, NY 14525.

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

R. Stephen Hawley, 94, of Green Valley, Arizona and formerly of Batavia, passed away on Thursday (August 25, 2016) at the Silver Springs Adult Living Facility in Green Valley, Arizona.

The Honorable R. Stephen Hawley, son of Warren Waldo Hawley Jr. and Emma Charlotte Morris was born in Batavia on December 16, 1921. 

He graduated from Batavia Public Schools and from Cornell University in 1943 with a BS Degree in Agricultural Economics. 

Mr. Hawley served for three years with the U.S. Army, two years in the China-Burma-India Theatre as captain in the Field Artillery during World War II.  After completing his service, he entered into the family business with his father and brother as farm manager of Hawley Stock Farms.

Mr. Hawley is an honorary member, Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Rotary Club of Batavia, past president of the YMCA Board of Directors, past director of the Batavia Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Committee of the Genesee Council of Boy Scouts.  He is a member of the American Legion and VFW, the former Loyal Order of the Moose, the Batavia Lodge No.475 F.&A.M., the former Batavia Club, the Town of Batavia Fire Department, the Stafford Grange and Elks Club of Green Valley, Arizona.  Mr. Hawley is a member and past president of the Empire Livestock Marketing Cooperative, Pro-Fac Cooperative, Cooperative Extension, Cornell University Council and was a member of the Agway Council.  Mr. Hawley is a member and past director of the Genesee County Farm Bureau.  He served 10 years on the Town of Batavia Planning Board, 13 years on the Town of Batavia and Genesee County Republican Committee, six years on the Batavia Board of Education of which he was president and four years on the Genesee County Legislature, from 1969 to 1973.  Mr. Hawley along with his late wife, Ellen, were strong supporters of the establishment of Genesee Community College.  As a County Legislature, he helped supervise the construction of the present college. 

Mr. Hawley was elected to the New York State Assembly in a special election in 1973 and remained a State Representative until his retirement in 1993.  His district was the 137th which encompasses Genesee, Orleans, part of Wyoming and Monroe counties. 

The proudest accomplishment of his career was the establishment of the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia, which was the work of over 10 years of Assemblyman Hawley’s.

Survivors include his wife, Gennette (MacNair) Hawley of Green Valley, AZ; his children, Assemblyman Stephen M. (Theresa Doyle) Hawley, James W. Hawley and Theodore P. (Patricia) Hawley, all of Batavia, Susan Hawley of Florida and Charlotte (Chris) Kinner of Wyoming; two step-daughters, Susan (Edward) Walbridge of Naples, FL and Barbara Cotta of Dover, NH; ten grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hawley is predeceased by his first wife, Ellen Hawley and he is a brother of the late Elizabeth Fancher, Nancy Richter and Warren Hawley.

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia.  A reception will be held at the conclusion of the funeral in the fellowship hall of the church.  Private burial with Full Military Honors will be at Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the New York State Veterans Home, Attention: Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or Batavia Rotary Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 347, Batavia, NY 14021-0347.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Mr. Hawley’s memory at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

beach008.jpgBatavia - James L. Beach, 74, of Batavia, a mechanic at George Smith Motors, prior to his retirement, passed away Friday, (August 26, 2016) at the Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mr. Beach was born May 14, 1942 in Wellsville, a son of the late Laverne J. and Ethel M. (Atkinson) Beach.

Mr. Beach was a long time member of City Church in Batavia, and took great pride in the church's Bus Ministry.  He was a farmer and mechanic along with being an avid Buffalo Bills Fan.  He enjoyed tractor pulls, car racing, and motorcycles; but most of all, he cherished time spent with his family.  His wife, children, and grandchildren were truly his world and no matter what - they came first. 

He is the husband of Dorothy (King) Beach of Batavia.  The two were married in Byron on June 29, 1963.

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Ella (Sterling) Stroman, Robin (Henry) Cook, James L. (Rebecca) Beach II all of Batavia, Christopher (fiance Michele Diehl) Beach of Depew, and Matthew (Corrie) Beach of Batavia; brothers, Albert Beach, Bruce Beach both of Avon and Roger (Phyllis) Beach of Mt. Morris; sisters, Edna (Ted) VanSon of Avon, Gladys (Stephen) Luce of Scottsville, and Cynthia (late Gary) Knapp of Caledonia.  21 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at City Church, 210 East Main Street, Batavia, where James’ Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, (August 31, 2016). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City Church - Bus Ministry, 210 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford.  

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, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-8868. 

flower1.jpg Jeanette Kriner, 93, of Linden, NY passed away on August 25, 2016 with her family by her side at Brothers of Mercy in Clarence. She was born on August 1, 1923 in Batavia to the late Howard and Rena “Irene” (Hale) Tooley and spent her formative years in Oakfield, NY.  She is predeceased by her husband Alden “Bob” Kriner who she was married to for 54 years and beloved daughter Lorena Jean Kriner who passed away in 1978.

Her life revolved around Jesus Christ, Bob, and her loving family. Jeannette & Bob raised their 4 children in Linden over the past 65 years surrounded and supported by many lifelong friends and neighbors. Jeannette was a faithful member of West Middlebury Baptist Church for over 65 years and served on many board positions, most recently the Memorial Committee.  While primarily working with Bob, who was a local builder, she especially enjoyed her last job and acquaintances at the Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union for many years, until she retired in 2003.

Jeannette is remembered and will be dearly missed by her sons Gary (Joanna) Kriner of Clarence; Robert (Linda) Kriner of Elma; Tom Kriner of North Carolina; her 4 grandchildren Joshua (Tiffany), Lisa (Nathan), Zachary (Melissa), Emily (Eric); and her 7 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 30, 2016 from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday August 31st at the West Middlebury Baptist Church 4950 West Middlebury Rd. East Bethany, NY 14054, where a light lunch will follow.  She will be laid to rest in West Middlebury Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Middlebury Baptist Church at the address listed above. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

campfire.jpgRACHEL M. UBANEY

Age 72, of Batavia, went peacefully to her Lord on Friday August 26, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born December 4, 1943 in Dunkirk, NY a daughter of the late Samuel and Philomena "Fannie" (Zappi) Barone also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Anthony "NeNe"(Lorraine) Barone. 

Mrs. Ubaney worked for many years as a recording secretary at Batavia Downs. She enjoyed many years of camping at Lei Ti Campground and was devoted to her family and friends. 

Surviving is her beloved husband of 48 years, Frank J. Ubaney, Sr. of Batavia; loving sons, Frank J. (Brenda) Ubaney II of Churchville and Nicholas Ubaney of Las Vegas, NV; siblings, Theresa (Paul) Leone of Dunkirk, Kathy (Mark) Dimmer of Dunkirk, Patrick (Susan) Barone of Long Island along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Mrs. Ubaney's family will be present from 4-8PM on Tuesday August 30 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, please join her family 10:00AM Wednesday August 31at Ascension Parish (corner of Swan & Sumner Sts.) to celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial. Memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice and burial will be held privately by the family. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Rachel with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

THE FAMILY OF RACHEL M. UBANEY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

airforce1.jpg Stephen C. Dermody, 77, of Bergen, NY passed away on Thursday August 25, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Stephen was born on January 16, 1939 in Ogden, NY to the late Joseph and Josephine (Steigerwald) Dermody. He is predeceased by his son Michael Dermody, a brother, John Dermody and sister, Elin Covalciuc.

Stephen was a United States Air Force Veteran. He retired from Kodak where he worked in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning after 25 years then went to work for Terry Hills Golf Course where he worked for another 20 years. He loved golfing, gardening, and hunting and was very active in the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his loving wife Joan (Cave) Dermody of Bergen; sons Gregory Dermody of Le Roy and Timothy (Reba) Dermody of Sierra Vista, AZ; daughter Wendy (Chad) Caccamise of Batavia; sisters Judith (Robert) Zangas of MO, Naomi Dermody Hanlon of Glens Falls and Christine (Ray) Sexton of Greece, NY; sister-in-law Jeanne Dermody of Elba; 8 grandchildren, Katelyn Dermody and Shannon Dermody, Justin (April) Johansen, Sara (Michael) Borlaug Jennifer (Sean) Barrett, Jared Dermody, Stephen (Katherine) Christner, Emily Caccamise; 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 30, 2016 from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  An 11:00AM Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday the 31st at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church 38 S Lake Ave, Bergen, NY 14416 with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 S Lake Ave, Bergen, NY 14416 or the donor’s choice. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or 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.

image.jpg Mildred C. George, 93, formally of Sheldon, NY passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at Pines Health Care in Machias. She was born November 2, 1922 in Strykersville, NY to the late Raymond and Bernadine (Petz) Schiltz. Mrs. George is preceded in death by her husband Francis L. George; son Lawrence George; granddaughter Pam Roth; great-granddaughter Nevaeh; sister Margaret Bartz and son-in-law Jack Zittel.

Mildred was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church (St. John Neumann). She was a member of the church choir as well as a member of the Ladies Sodality of Sheldon. She was a graduate of Holland Central School. A wife of a hardworking farmer, she was a great cook, a wonderful mother and great-grandmother who loved her family tremendously.

She is survived by her sons Norman George, Francis (Diana) George and Ronald (Becky) George; daughters Madonna Zittel and Melanie (Dave) Rayner; daughter-in-law Becky George all of Sheldon; brother Carl Schiltz of Strykersville; Sister Florence Ziegler of Arcade; 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday August 26, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011 and Saturday August 27th from 9:00-9:45AM at St. John Neumann Parish (St. Cecilia’s site) 991 Centerline Rd. Sheldon, NY 14145. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at the Church. She will be laid to rest in St. John Neumann Cemetery at the St. Cecilia’s site in Sheldon.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sheldon Fire Company 996 Centerline Rd. Strykersville, NY 14145 or St. John Neumann (St. Cecilia’s site) at the address listed above. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

keller.jpg Paul Keller (Michael P. Keller), 68, of Batavia passed away peacefully on August 22, 2016 at Crossroads House with his wife, Karen Keller by his side. He was born November 5, 1947 in Batavia, NY to the late Earl J. (Luella Kilner) Keller. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son-in-law Gerald Flores.

What Paul enjoyed most was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband and worked hard most of his life to provide for his family. He invested and sacrificed so willingly into the lives of his children and grandchildren. He was a very faithful member at Calvary Baptist Church for over 33 years and loved to serve wherever he could. His children were all actively involved there as well and all five are still in church serving the Lord.  He may be absent from this world but we know that he is alive and well in Heaven looking down with great pride and joy. He would often brag and boast to friends and family with a twinkle in his eye about his 24 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, who literally were the loves of his life and a tremendous legacy to leave behind.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen (Wight) Keller of Corfu who had been married for almost 49 years; sons Mathew (Vicki) Keller and Jason (Corrie) Keller; Daughters Lori Flores, Stacy (Ken) Lake, Abby (Nate) Lake; 2 siblings Sharron and Charles; his pride and joy 24 grandchildren; Jennifer Flores, Ricky Flores, Kenneth Lake IV, Zak (Chelsea) Keller, Ryan Lake, Michael (Amy) Flores, Steven (Taylor) Lake, Emily Keller, Hannah Flores, Katelyn Lake, David Flores, Alyssa Lake, Elijah Lake, Malachi Lake, Caleb Lake, Adrian Lake, Paul Keller, Ethan Lake, Bailey Lake, Anthony Lake, Seth Keller, Azaiah, Miranda Lake and Joy Keller and 4 great-grandchildren Amelia and Cassidy Keller, Parker Lewis and Mia Flores.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday August 26, 2016 from 5:00-8:00PM at Calvary Baptist Church 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia NY 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church listed above. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or 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.

 

Oakfield - Audrey L. Plouse, 90, of Oakfield, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Batavia Health Care Center, LLC.

Mrs. Plouse was born April 29, 1926 in Sagamore, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Elwood and Irene Anderson Caylor.

Mrs. Plouse traveled extensively, loved reading and spending time with her dog Trouble. She spent much time socializing with her many friends she met while playing Bingo. She worked for many years at G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia and was the first female hired to work in the maintenance department for the company.

Her husband, Arthur C.  Plouse, passed away in 1978.

She is survived by her children, Cliff (Rita) Plouse of Oakfield and Sandra Shutt of Jefferson City, Missouri; two grandsons, George and William Shutt; her sister, Ruth Yeomans of Creekside, Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Private graveside services will be held at Cary Cemetery. Memorials in Audrey’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite #6, Williamsville, New York 14221-7380. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Audrrey’s memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

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