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Age 81, of Batavia, NY, died Wednesday October 12, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 23, 1935 in Warsaw, NY a daughter of the late Lee and Olive (Richardson) Vanvalkenburg. 

Mrs. Angst was a retired telephone operator working for AT&T for many years.

Surviving are her children, Susan (late Jim) Coulter of Batavia, Donna Angst of Rochester, Craig (Sharon) Angst of Arkansas, Debra (Gary) Barnes and Susan Wolter all of Batavia; brother, Michael Strollo of NJ; sisters, Joanne (John) Platman of Maryland, Bev (Jerry) Brady of Batavia along with many grandchildren, great, great - great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held privately by the family with burial in Elmwood Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

Please share your memories of Joyce with her family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



Richard Leslie Hyde, 82, of Tavares Florida and Byron and Alexander, New York passed away peacefully in his home of Friday, September 23, 2016 with his wife of 60 years, Joanne, at his side. He was born January 21, 1934 in Batavia, New York to the late Fred and Mildred Chandler Hyde. Richard graduated in 1953 from Batavia High School and Metal Trades Vocational School. He worked for Graham Manufacturing for three years and then started an apprenticeship in 1956 at Doehler Jarvis. On April 21, 1956 he married Joanne Gerould. Rich was drafted into the U.S. Army in December of 1956. He had basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and continued training on offset press at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and then served in Tokyo for 18 months.

Rich was discharged from the Army in December of 1958 and returned to Doehler Jarvis to finish his apprenticeship and became a Tool and Dye maker. He left Doehler Jarvis in 1969 and went to Eastman Kodak Company as a Master Mold Maker. He retired in January of 1991 to Tavares, Florida. For many years Rich enjoyed hunting in the Adirondacks, fishing on Lake Ontario and vacationing at Cranberry lake. He will be missed by his loving wife Joanne; his two children, Debra (Bob) Spiers of Alexander, New York, and Richard Hyde Jr (Terri Steger) of Batavia, New York; Two grandchildren, Samantha Jo (Keith) Stevenson of Waterloo, New York and Daniel Spiers of Alexander, New York; Two sisters, Joyce (Chuck) Kuehl and Marjorie (William) Reiss; Two brothers, Ralph (Juanita) Hyde and Fred (Sedra) Hyde. Richard’s Memorial Service and Lunch will be held on October 29, 2016 at 11:00AM at Alexander Recreation Fire Hall located at 10708 RT 98, Alexander, NY (Casual Attire). In memory of Rich, donations may be made for First United Methodist Church - 8221 Lewiston Road - Batavia, New York 14020 and to Alexander Fire Department – “New Ambulance Fund” - 10505 Main Street - Alexander, New York 14005. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at http://www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com/ 

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Albion -- Arthur Edward Conibear, formerly of Corfu, passed away peacefully Wednesday (October 12, 2016) at The Villages of Orleans in Albion.
Eddie, as he was known by all his friends, was born November 13, 1930 in Elba, a son of the late John E. and Anna Clase Conibear. He was predeceased by his brothers, George, Lester, Ralph, William and Glenn Conibear.
Eddie was a custodian for Pembroke Central School. He was a member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church. Eddie was a kind soul and always helpful. He was very thoughtful and would send get well cards if he knew someone was ill or birthday cards to brighten the recipient's day. 
Eddie is survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends at church and in the village of Corfu.
Friends may call Monday, October 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  
Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., Corfu, NY.

riley.png Riley C. Ohlson, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.  He was born on February 7, 2016 in Rock Hill, SC to Timothy Ohlson of South Carolina and Sondra Olcott of Batavia.

Riley will always be remembered for being very curious. He loved everything that he could get his hands on and loved being with his siblings.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings; Dora DeVay of Batavia, Hannah and Noah Ohlson of SC and Bela Olcott of Batavia; Grandparents Gene (Josephine) Jackett of Batavia, Tim (Diane) Ohlson of Darien and Maureen (Dale) Tompkins of Rock Hill, SC; aunt Lori (Ron) Haas of Brockport and Uncle Chris (Sian) Ohlson of Middletown, VA.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday October 17, 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 be held immediately following the visitation at the Funeral Home. Riley will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House 780 W. Ferry St. Buffalo, NY 14222 http://rmhcwny.org/ . 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.

East Bethany - Stephanie Colantonio, 97, of East Bethany, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at her home.

She was born November 23, 1918 in Herne Westfalen, Germany a daughter of the late John and Mary Wozniak.

Her family came to the United States in 1922, settling on the family farm where Stevie spent the next 94 years.

She is predeceased by her husband, John P. Colantonio and her siblings; sister Irene Wozniak, sister Wanda Raymond and her late husband Howard Raymond and brother, Ted Wozniak.

Survivors include her loving sons; David Colantonio and Ron Colantonio; a brother-in-law, Raymond Colantonio; a sister-in-law, Catherine Colantonio and several nieces and nephews including Elaine and Bill Dearcop and Paul and Danis Raymond.

Stevie was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church, East Bethany since its beginning.

She was a generous  fun lady with many interests who praised God for His blessings of a long and faith filled life.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 5865 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mary Immaculate Parish, P.O. Box 98, East Bethany, New York 14054 or Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, New York 14054.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Stevie’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

ann1.jpg Sebastiana “Ann” Liberante, 100, a long time resident of Buffalo and Batavia passed away on October 6, 2016 at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was born on July 30, 1916 in Oakfield to the late Angelo and Sebastiana (Bordanaro) Trigilio.

Ann turned 100 on July 30th. She was the sixth of 10 children born to Angelo and Sebastiana Trigilio of Oakfield. She is the mother of Richard Liberante and grandmother of Richard and Dana Liberante of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Ann celebrated her birthday with her siblings John Trigilio and Jennie Paradowski, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Liberante enjoyed cooking and baking for family parties and loved the freedom of driving her own car and visiting local casinos, was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church. She participates in all the activities, events and field trips organized by the staff at BHCC. Ann said she is very grateful for her good health, long life, good friends, a loving family and the gentle care she receives at BHCC.

There were no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service was held on October 13, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia where she will be entombed.

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.

burling.jpgBatavia – Jackson J. “Jack” Burling, 89, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, (October 11, 2016) at Crossroads House, in Batavia following a brief illness.

Mr. Burling was born May 5, 1927 in Byron, a son of the late John and Lydia (Schultz) Burling.

Jack served honorably with the Army and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he served as Head Usher.  He was also a board member of West Middlebury Cemetery Association, and a 50 year member of the Free & Accepted Masons, having been elevated to Master Mason.  For many years he owned and operated Burling's Barber Shop in Batavia.


He loved fishing and had a boat called "Clipper-Jack" that he used to take out on Lake Ontario.  Ice fishing was another favorite pastime.  Jack also had a woodworking shop.  He loved to make furniture and restore antiques.  He was very proud to have made a grandfather clock for each of his grandchildren. 

He is the husband of Bertie (Pruitt) Burling of Batavia.  The two were married March 20, 1948 and spent 68 years together.

Surviving along with his wife is his daughter-in-law, Marlene Burling of Batavia, grandchildren, Preston (Tracy) Burling of Harrisburg, PA, Lyle (Sharie) Burling of Scranton, PA, and Christine (Greg) Smalley of Morrisville; a sister, Frances Burling of Batavia; nephews, John (Mary) Butler of Batavia, Jackson Butler of Batavia, and Daniel (Jeanie) Burling of Warsaw; great-nephews, James Burling, Jr., Marc Burling, and Richard Burling; a great-niece, Denise Burling O’Toole. 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren also survive.

He is preceded in death by his son, James A. Burling who passed away Dec. 26, 2013, and his brothers, George and James (late Joyce) Burling.  

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 190 Oak Street, Batavia, where Jack’s Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.  Burial will be in West Middlebury Cemetery, East Bethany.  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, Batavia.

Cheryl Lynn Gates, 56, of Batavia passed away on Friday October 7, 2016 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.   Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, on February 7, 1960, Cheryl was the third daughter of Ira MacDonald Gates and Irene Hogg Gates. She is survived by her father; sisters Susan J. Blanchard (Tom) of Lockport, NY, and Evalyn I. Gates (Eric Pelander) of Cleveland; nieces Kate Kleismit (Jeff) of Lockport, Anna Blanchard of Pittsburgh, PA, and Kendall Pelander of Denver, CO; nephews Greg Pelander (Shawna) of Portland, OR, and Jordan Pelander (Nicole) of Denver, CO; great-nephews Nathan Kleismit, Rowan Pelander and Cael Pelander, and great-niece Madeline Pelander.

Cheryl was a 1978 graduate of Batavia High School, and attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona.  Following college she moved to San Francisco, California and was a research analyst for Bailard, Biehl & Kaiser, an investment firm in the city. 

It is impossible to picture Cheryl without a beautiful and contagious smile on her face.  As a young child she was always the first one awake in the morning - singing, dancing, and giggling as she snuck into her big sister’s room to jump on her bed.  She had a wonderful mischievous streak, which she never lost, and her love of animals began before she could talk, when she snuggled her first puppy in her arms.

Throughout her life she was a caring and generous friend.  She was always there if someone needed support and love; and the one to instigate fun or adventure. Her wit and ability to inject silliness when needed will be long remembered by all of her friends and family. 

She was fearless in trying new ventures – whether heading across the country to live in a new city, hopping onto a surfboard or galloping across mountain trails on a horse. She loved California living and had many adventures with her friends there, driving a bright red pick-up truck to the beach, to the mountains or up into wine country.  She and a friend took 3rd place in the novice category for wine-tasting in 1986 at the Greenwood Ridge Vineyards.

She returned to Batavia in 1987 when she suddenly became ill with what was eventually diagnosed as ME/CFIDS.  As she struggled with the challenges of ME/CFIDS in the following years, she also fought to help others, encouraging and supporting many friends, old and new. She was a dedicated advocate for research into the causes and treatments of this illness. 

She was also deeply devoted to her pets and committed to caring for all animals.  In addition to the many cats and kittens she rescued, a young ferret and an injured crow were nursed back to health under her care. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends – human and other.

Services will be held this Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia N.Y. The family will receive family and friends at the church at 1:30 p.m in the church parlor; services will begin in the Sanctuary at 2:30 p.m. and there will be a dinner and party as Cheryl requested immediately following the service at 4:00 pm at Bohn’s Restaurant, 5256 Clinton Street Road, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Cheryl may be made to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020, http://www.vol4animals.org; or Solve ME/CFS Initiative, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 806, Los Angeles, CA 90036, http://solvecfs.org/donate/

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Cheryl's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

butter.jpgBonnie L. Collings, age 75, of Perry, passed away on Saturday October 8, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Bonnie was born in Warsaw, New York on June 23, 1941 a daughter of the late Vernon and Phoebe (Graves) Upright.

Bonnie was a graduate of Perry High School. She worked for the former Champion Products in Perry working as a photoart lab operator. She retired from Champion in 1996 after 15 years of service. Bonnie enjoyed working on cross stitch, reading, watching movies and loved her pet cats Mr. Wickers and Pretty Girl.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Deborah (Daryl) Johnston and Erin Collings both of Perry, 1 son: Scott Collings of Florida, Perry, 8 grandchildren: Kenneth (Nicole) Johnston, Justin (Johnna) Johnston, Joshua Collings, Kara (Nathan Serfass) Collings, Taylor Collings, Jakob Kiehle, Lucas and Chloe Sears and 5 great grandchildren: Kolten, Ava, Jaxon and Jameson Johnston and Jonah Kiehle.

Friends may call from 11am-1 pm on Monday October 10th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St in Perry where services will follow at 1pm. She will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, New York 14530 or to the donors choice. For more information please call 585-237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


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