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Hazel Vonceil Lamb

By Joshua Smith
Hazel Lamb

Hazel Vonceil Lamb, 96, formerly of Attica, NY, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at the NYS Veterans’ Home in Batavia.

Born on December 19, 1927 in O’Donnell, TX, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Mordie (Manning) Self.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Evan Charles Lamb, siblings Kathleen Farquhar and Billy Ray Self and brother-in-law Thomas Farquhar.

When Vonceil was three, the family made their way back to Central Texas from the Panhandle after the Dust Bowl ruined their cotton crop three years running. Vonceil’s grandfather gifted 125 acres on a small farm and a few head of cattle to get them started. She recalled her childhood as one of hot, dusty work, garbed in bib overalls, long sleeved shirts and split bonnets as she and her sister helped to pick cotton, pull broomcorn and bag oats, among other chores. Looking back, they were also happy, wholesome years spending time with family and neighbors in the rural Izoro community.

Following graduation from Evant High School in 1945, Vonceil left home to attend beauty school in El Paso, TX studying cosmetology. After earning her beautician’s license, she moved to Dallas, TX for work. It was there that she competed in two state hair styling competitions winning first place in 1949. While attending beauty school in El Paso, she met the love of her life, Evan, who was serving in the Army at the time and stationed in Fort Bliss, TX. They were married in Dallas on August 27,1949, honeymooned in Niagara Falls, and made their way to
Western NY where they settled and raised their family.

In 1952, Evan partnered with brother Gerald on the family farm in Darien where babies were welcomed and Vonceil perfected her sewing, baking, gardening and canning skills. The family later moved to Attica in 1963, when Evan was offered a teaching position. Vonceil resumed her hairstyling career, working out of her home salon for 30 years. She was an accomplished seamstress and shared her sewing talents with others, including many dresses/outfits for herself and her daughters. She added quilts, bedspreads, draperies and pillows to the home as well as crocheted afghans. Vonceil was also a gifted gardener and known for her beautiful landscape designs and flower gardens. She was a member of the Attica Garden Club and showcased her extensive gardens on sponsored home and garden tours.

A beloved member of her community, Vonceil was a faithful member of the Attica Trinity United Methodist Church for 55 years where she served in a variety of roles including the Women’s Ministry, Kitchen Ministry and Flower Committee. Vonceil made many homemade pies and fresh yeast rolls for various church social and fundraising events
and arranged beautiful bouquets for the church altar from her personal gardens. Her sewing skills extended to designing and assembling symbolic banners used as the seasons changed and making the first Chrismon's to hang on the church Christmas tree.

Vonceil was also an avid golfer and long time member of the Attica Golf Club. She enjoyed traveling across the US, Europe and South America with Evan and close friends. Although leaving her home in Attica in 2017 was difficult, she enjoyed her six years residing at The Manor House in Batavia and appreciated the activities, friends and devoted care she received there.

Vonceil is lovingly remembered for her inner and outer beauty, elegance and grace, giving heart, delicious southern cooking, extraordinary work ethic, common sense, strong Christian faith and devotion to family, church and community. She was known for her generosity and always looked for ways to help her family, friends and neighbors, preparing countless meals and baked goods for those in time of need. The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation for the professionalism and exemplary care provided to both Vonceil and Evan during their time as residents of the Veterans’ Home in Batavia.

Vonceil is survived by her loving children, Natalie (David) Paradowski of Colden, NY; Merely (Michael) Krol of Churchville, NY; Timothy (Susan) Lamb of West Falls, NY; AFS daughter Anita (Jose Pedro) Deiderich of Trinidad, Bolivia, SA; five grandchildren, Marisa (Daniel) Esler, Ryan (Natalie) Lamb, Grayson (Rebekah) Krol, Ethan Paradowski and Robert Lamb; two great-grandchildren, Hudson Krol and Mira Esler; brother, Evon (Donnis) Self of Lampasas, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. All are invited to attend Vonceil and Evan’s Celebration of Life Graveside Ceremony on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 AM at the Darien Cemetery, 1803 Broadway, Darien, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011 or the Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011.

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Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Shirley Cassatt

By Joshua Smith

Shirley Cassatt, age 82, of Batavia NY, and formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Premier Genesee Nursing and Rehabilitation, Batavia, NY.

She was born on April 26, 1941,in Niagara Falls, NY, a daughter of the late Wert & Inez (Wensley) Knapp.

Shirley was a devout member of the Salvation Army Church. She was a Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed Knitting, Crocheting, Reading, studying her bible, traveling with Mark, Square dancing, and line dancing. Shirley loved her friends and family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a soldier in The Salvation Army and worked at J.J. Newberry for many years. She won the presidents volunteer service award in 2009.

Shirley is survived by her children, Lawrence “Larry” R. (Patricia) Cassatt of Elba and Cindy (Robert) Elliott of Batavia; ex-husband and good friend, Lawrence D. Cassatt of Batavia; longtime companion, Mark White of Barre; son in law, Bill Anderson; 8 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In death Shirley is reunited with her parents, Wert & Inez Knapp; daughter, Lorraine Anderson; siblings, Carol knight and Robert Knapp.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00am at the Salvation Army church. 

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Shirley’s memory to The Salvation Army-

Thomas S. Mitchell

By Lisa Ace
Tom Mitchell

Thomas Samuel Mitchell Jr., 53, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Friday, March 22, 2024, in Chicago, Ill., after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on March 4, 1971, in Huntington, N.Y., to Grace Furman Mitchell and the late Thomas Samuel Mitchell Sr. He is married to Cynthia Loree “Cindy” Mitchell.

After attending Elba Senior High School, Tom went on to study at SUNY Brockport University in New York. He earned his Medical Doctorate Degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico before training in surgery and then ultimately completing a family medicine residency at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. An accomplished medical professional, Tom practiced emergency medicine in various rural hospitals all over North Carolina and Virginia. He was also a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Tayler Mitchell and Madison Mitchell; granddaughter, Lillian Bloom; two sons, Lukas Mitchell and Isaac Mitchell; and two sisters, Anna Fenton and Elaine Say.

Those who knew and loved Tom will always remember him as a rockstar, a cherished husband, a compassionate doctor, and a loving dad. He was known to be kind to everyone he encountered. His presence filled every room he entered, not to mention his tall stature and memorable laugh. Tom’s zeal for life was well known and expressed through playing music as a young man, going to concerts with his daughters, and joining in his sons’ mischief and humor. He adored his wife and loved his family to the fullest and will be terribly missed by all.

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Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Troutman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately after the service and asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

Karl J. Dilcher, II

By Joshua Smith

Batavia - Karl J. Dilcher II, 42 of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, (March 22, 2024) at his home in Batavia.

Karl was born July 1, 1981 in Batavia, a son of Karl Dilcher Jr. of Oakfield and Rosemary (Carrubba) Campbell of Oakfield.

Karl’s magnetic personality and generous heart is what his friends and family will remember most. Family was everything to Karl. He was so proud of his children and loved being a dad. Growing up, Karl was surrounded by and always involved in his family’s horse racing business and he carried that love and passion for the horses into his adult life and never missed a race.

Along with his parents, Karl is survived by his stepfather, Steve Kiblin of Oakfield; fiancée, Janel Patterson of Batavia; children, Julianna and Olivia Dilcher; a step-son, Aiden Patterson; brothers, Samuel (Amber) Dilcher of Oakfield, and Craig (Racheal) Campbell of Basom; paternal grandmother, Lorraine Dilcher of Oakfield; uncle, Chris Carrubba of Batavia; aunts, Mary (Dennis) Bucceri of Oakfield, and Georgann Carrubba of Batavia; nephew, Weston Dilcher. Several cousins and friends also survive.

Karl is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Karl Dilcher; maternal grandparents, Samuel and Patricia Carrubba; uncle, Joseph Carrubba; and his aunt Kathy Kozlowski.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street in Batavia where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of the donors choice. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Franklin Ludwig

By Joshua Smith

Franklin Ludwig, of Oakfield, NY, formerly of Lancaster and Alden, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, at the age of 74.

He was born on Friday, July 15th, 1949 in Buffalo, NY, to the late Franklin and Irene Ludwig.

Franklin was a dedicated father to his sons Kevin (Susan) Ludwig and Jeffery Ludwig. He adored his grandchildren Devyn (Cara) Ludwig, Karlie (Andrew) Ludwig, Noah Ludwig, Emma Ludwig, Abbey Ludwig, and Annabelle Ludwig, as well as his great grandchildren Jensen and Theodore. He is survived by his sisters Rosemarie Stolt and Patricia Reydner, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Franklin was a graduate of Lancaster High School and served in the National Guard as a Staff Sergeant. He owned West Alden Meats and worked as a butcher for Tops Friendly Markets. Franklin was a hard worker who enjoyed any task set before him. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Franklin was preceded in death by his siblings Sandra Cooke, Daniel Ludwig, and Jean Pierson.

The funeral arrangements are provided by H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. Franklin Ludwig will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace.

Donations may be made in Franklin's memory to the Brain Injury Association of America P.O. Box 7416 Merrifield, VA 22116-7416

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Amy (Sando) Perkins

By Joshua Smith

Amy (Sando) Perkins, 54, of Attica passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Amy was born October 26, 1969 in Batavia, the daughter of Robert Sando and the late Beth (Scharping) Ryan.

Amy attended Alexander Central School from kindergarten to 10th grade, graduating from Byron-Bergen in 1987. After High School Amy attended Genesee Community College, then went on to have a career working for Brockport College in administration.

A kind hearted woman, she had a great love for animals, especially cats and dogs. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends, camping and playing cards.

Survivors include her father, Robert Sando of Florida; Uncle, Vincent Sando (Nancy) of Florida, Aunt and Uncle Charlie and Linda Kiel of Batavia, Aunt Alice Scharping of Attica, brother Jason Sando, of Elba; Nephews, Garrett and Wyatt Sando, of Elba.

In passing Amy is now reunited with her mother, Beth Ryan and sister, Darcy (Sando) Detine.

The family would like to extend the most heartfelt gratitude to her wonderful friends Karen Bridge, Sharie Erb and Mike Hammon who cared for her throughout the years.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Albion Cemetery Route 31, Albion NY.

Memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.

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David G. Liles

By Joshua Smith
David G. Liles

David G. Liles, 89, From Stafford, NY. Passed away in his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Elba, NY February 9th, 1935 to Robert and Ruby (Ruck) Liles

He was married to Marilyn Bernice (Cofran) Liles for 68 wonderful and adventurous years. They traveled all 50 states along with many fishing trips in Canada.

He retired from R E Chapin and also worked at Terry Hills, Attica Bus, Batavia Machine & Tool. He was a standing member of the Hesperus Masonic Lodge in Bergen and Creekside OES in LeRoy. He was District Deputy Grand Lecturer and Patron of OES. He was a longtime member of the Byron Presbyterian Church and the South Byron Fire Dept.

He spent many years bowling in multiple leagues. He befriended many over the years at the YMCA Water X classes. His love for John Deere tractors shows in the extensive collection that accumulated over the years. He enjoyed playing cards and Bingo with his many friends.

He especially loved spending time with his family and those Great Grandkids!

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn (Cofran) Liles, his five children Larry (Cindy Fry) Liles, Cheryl (Robyn) Chaddock, Donald (Shirley) Liles, Douglas Liles, Robert (Heidi) Liles. He is also survived by 14 Grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren. Also survived by his sister Marcia Weber. Inlaws, Lois (Ronald) Starweather, Nancy Cofran, and Glenna Cofran. Also many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by a brother William Liles.

Calling and services will be at the Byron Presbyterian Church at 10:30 am on Saturday March 30, 2024. A reception and Celebration of his Life will be immediately following the service at the Byron Fire Dept. Please come and share your story.

Memorials can be made to the Byron Presbyterian Church.

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Arrangements for David were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

John Robert Hahn

By Ronald Konieczny

John Robert Hahn, 79 of Batavia, formerly of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on Friday March 22, 2024 at the Batavia VA Medical Center. 

He was born September 7, 1944 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late John and Mary (Curry) Hahn. 

John retired as a staff sergeant after 21 years of serving his country in the United States Army. He did one tour in Korea 1963-1964, and two tours in Vietnam 1965-1967, and 1968-1969. John loved hunting and fishing whenever he could. He also was a great baker and cook. He made the best BBQ sauce! He was a dedicated Bills fan, and loved playing poker, and gin rummy. 

He was a loving and caring husband, and father who will be missed and forever in our hearts. 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Taylor) Hahn. Children, Kelly (Frank) Kowalski of Elba, John Robert Hahn Jr of Buffalo, Scott Hahn of Buffalo, Brian Hahn of Buffalo. Grandchildren Shawn Hahn of Colorado, Frank (Rachael) Kowalski III of Batavia, Elizabeth Kowalski of Florida, Donald Hahn of Tonawanda, and Adam Kowalski of Elba. Great-grandson Frank Kowalski IV. Brother in-law, Dennis (Francine) Taylor of Buffalo. Cousins, Mary Ann (Mike) LoGrosso of Tonawanda, Francis J Hahn of Texas. Along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to extend the most heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful people on Maple Lodge at the VA who cared for him. Your caring and loving hearts were so evident and were greatly appreciated by our family. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday, March 28th from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia NY, where funeral services will be Friday at 10:00am. Burial will follow in the Western New York National Cemetery. 

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Gerald Verne Harrington

By Lisa Ace
Gerald Verne Harrington

Gerald Verne Harrington "Lefty" or "Gerry", 91 of Indian Falls, NY and Port Orange, FL passed away peacefully on March 8, 2024 at his winter residence in
Port Orange, He was born April 30, 1932 in Leicester, NY, the son of William Harington and Marjorie Blacklack. In 1950 he graduated from Batavia High School and then from Simmons School of Embalming.

Gerry proudly served his country with the US Army from 1952 thru 1954 in Korea where he was wounded and earned the purple heart after which he spent a year working for the Graves Registration in Japan. He retired as a Facilities Superintendent from Fisher Price Toys at an early age to pursue his hobby and love of buying, selling and collecting antiques. He and his wife, Marlene of 64 years spent most of those years participating in antique shows and flea markets. Gerry lived a full life and most will remember his great sense of humor and how he enjoyed people and animals. He took great pride in his home and especially
his yard and gardens. It was his greatest joy to be outdoors and never considered any of it work. He was also an artist at heart. Most all his life he would draw caricatures for his friends which were treasured by many.

Survivors include his wife Marlene (Keller) of Indian Falls, NY and Port Orange,FL, son Kevin of Port Orange, FL, grandson Casey and great grandson Marley of Bergen, NY. 

Gerry will be buried at the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu, NY at a later date with memorial service at that time where friends and family will
be invited to attend. Donations may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021 or an animal shelter, AmVets, VFW or the Legion of choice in Gerry's memory.

Leonard S. Yasses (Butch)

By Joshua Smith
Leonard Yasses

Leonard S. Yasses (Butch), 89, of Charlotte, North Carolina and formerly Batavia, NY, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2024.

Butch was a loving husband to Patricia (Pat) for 44 years.  He was an amazing father and grandfather.  Born in Batavia, New York in 1935, Butch lived a majority of his life in Batavia, but also called Orange Park, FL, and Charlotte, NC home during his lifetime.  Butch was employed by Graham Manufacturing in Batavia for 42 years.  He enjoyed bowling with his Graham team.  He loved to golf, especially when it was in the south.  His interests included caring for his rose garden, his pool, and sharing those passions with family during frequent summer clambakes where there were cold beers, grilling and lots of laughter.  Butch also loved Sunday football. He was known more for his armchair quarterbacking and thoroughly enjoyed critiquing the Buffalo Bills coaching staff every week.  In his childhood, Butch was an avid baseball player carrying his love for the game by cheering for the New York Yankees where we all heard more of his armchair coaching come to life each season.

Butch proudly served his country in the US Army, stationed in Germany from 1953-1955. Upon his return, he married the love of his life, Patricia (Pat) Fee, and eventually started their family of four children.

He was one of 12 children and was the last of his siblings to enter heaven…He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Wanda Yasses, his siblings: Henry, Frances, Jenny, Irene, Dolores, Frank, Edwin, Jeannie, Lorraine, Ted, & Alfreda.

Butch was also predeceased by his wife Pat in 1999, daughter-in-law JoAnn in 2010, and grandson Sean Ashworth in 2017.

Surviving are his four children: Pam Yasses of Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian (Judy) Yasses of Montgomery, Alabama, David Yasses of Columbus, Ohio, Timothy (Jill) Yasses of Batavia, New York; his ten grandchildren: Brandon (Gloria) Yasses of New Jersey, Carly (Sydney) Yasses of Montgomery, AL, Haley Yasses of Montgomery, AL, Zachary Yasses of Columbus, OH, Ashlee (Jason) Schulz of Webster, NY, Sydney Ciaschi of Charleston, SC, Courtnee Yasses of Batavia, NY, Sara (Eric) Kager of Buffalo, NY, Jason (Carley) Minderler of Los Angeles, CA and Lindsey (Danny) Wessinger of Columbus, OH.  

A private family graveside service will take place in Batavia later this year.

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Peter W. Coleman

By LaVern Falcone

LeRoy ~ Born July 26, 1966, Peter W. Coleman (age 57)  left this adventurous world far too soon when he passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening (March 19, 2024) at Strong Memorial Hospital with family by his side. 

pete coleman

    In June of 1987, Pete met the love of his life, Roxanne, cruising the wild streets of Batavia.  It was then that his greatest adventures in life would begin.  Pete and Roxanne would marry and went on to have a son, Kyle.  Kyle, being Pete’s most prized creation; he often spoke of how proud he was of his hard work and life decisions.  Soon, Pete and Roxanne settled in the small town of LeRoy, starting their life’s journey together.

     Being in the great outdoors and sharing adventures with his wife, Roxanne, was Pete’s passion.  He was an adventurous soul who lived life to the fullest.  He looked forward to his summers, where he enjoyed riding his sxs and relaxing by the campfire with a Coors Light in hand.  Pete always had an invaluable knack for telling the perfect campfire story or had a great anecdote to share with a valuable life lesson attached. Pete was at one with nature, whether he was sitting on his deck, watching the deer or traversing the trails in his sxs, with Roxanne by his side. The only thing he loved more than the outdoors was the people he enjoyed it with the most, Roxanne and Kyle. 

     Pete was the best husband, father, and friend you could ask for. Those that had the pleasure of knowing Pete will tell you that he was a fierce and true friend, a stranger to no one.  He built a wonderful life full of goofiness, laughs, adventure, and surrounded himself with family and friends.  There was never a person who wasn’t enthralled by his infectious personality.  People that met him along his journey in life were easily drawn into conversations with Pete.  He was a savior of witty remarks, and known for his classic one liners.  Pete would be described as a giving and caring man, who was always willing to help anyone in need.  He was full of life and love; Pete generously gave from his heart to family and friends alike.

     Pete was the devoted husband to his beloved wife, Roxanne (Staba) Coleman and loving father to son, Kyle W. (Becca) Coleman. He was the beloved son of the late Merle and Patricia Coleman and cherished big brother to Allen (Heather) Coleman.  He was the treasured son-in-law to Charles and Susan Sztaba and the late Darlene (Dennis) Sztaba.  He will be greatly missed by his brother-in-laws and sisters-in-laws Jim (Sue) Staba, Melissa (Randy) Staba-Busch, and Susie (Mark) Ott along with many cherished nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 1-3 PM, at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Route 19), LeRoy.  Please honor Pete by wearing casual attire.  The family asks that you join them afterwards for a celebration of Pete’s life at the LeRoy American Legion, 53 W Main St, LeRoy.  

     In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to The American Heart Association.

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Shelby Selover

By T.J. Woodward

Shelby Selover, 70, of Avon passed away on March 19, 2024 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. She was born in Rochester on August 14, 1953 to the late Kenneth and Shirley (Horn) Tripp. In addition to her parents, Shelby is predeceased by her husband; Donald Selover; brother Dale Tripp.

Shelby worked as a Chef in Las Vegas for many years. She was a long time member of the Moose Club in LeRoy and American Legion 1830 in Scottsville. Shelby is now at peace after a long and difficult health journey. 

She is survived by her children; Erryn (Larry) Selover of Bergen, Brandy (Todd) Selover of LeRoy and Kenneth Stasiw of Gates; her sister Loren Tripp of Lakeville; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Avon Fire Department 74 Genesee St. Avon, NY 14414. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Kenneth A. Dehm

By T.J. Woodward

Kenneth A. Dehm, 105, formally of Batavia, passed away on March 19, 2024 at Atria Greece Assisted Living. He was born on February 27, 1919 in Syracuse, NY; third son of Edward and Anna (Wahl) Dehm. In addition to his parents, Ken is predeceased by his wife; Teresa (Tretter) Dehm; brothers Harold, Donald and Robert. 

His first job began at age 11 as a paper boy, covering many country miles on his bike to supplement his family income during the Depression. After graduating from East Syracuse High School, Ken worked for GLF in Middletown, NY. Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41 changed the course of his life when he enlisted in the Navy on January 1st, 1942. He served until 1-23-46, with three years on board the USS Barnegat AVP-10, a seaplane tender in the North and South Atlantic, and one year with the Air Ferry Service Squadron at Floyd Bennett Field, NY, escorting fighter planes across the USA.

After serving in WW2, he went back to HS for one year to qualify for entrance to college. Ken graduated from Cornell University in 1950 with a BS degree in Economics. He was selected to Ho Nun De Kah, an honor society for men majoring in agriculture. He met and married the beautiful Teresa Tretter while living in Batavia, NY, who remains the love of his life. He worked for J.I. Case Co., then on to Climax Co. in Batavia as Vice President and Financial Comptroller. He retired from Jones Chemical in Leroy, NY at the age of 70. He was also a member of the Honor Society for Men at St. Mary’s Church in Batavia. He enjoyed playing cribbage for many years with a gregarious group of friends, including some Saturday Poker! He traveled three times to the Pacific with his lovely bride, through all states of the US. He is forever grateful to his neighbors and friends, Sam, Terry, and Carl for keeping a watchful eye and clear yard, and friends for all the rides to and from cribbage! The last two years of his life he spent at Atria Greece Assisted Living where he was well loved. Living there reignited his love of art and competitive and collaborative play….many, many thanks to the compassionate staff and residents for making Ken’s last two years happy ones. 

Ken is survived by one brother; Ray Dehm and sister Annamae Herholtz whom he deeply loves, as well as his 3 children; Marie (Craig) Peterson, John (Laurie) Dehm and Jayne (Mark) Mariano; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren who have all inherited a bit of his tenacity! 

Please extend a random act of kindness in his honor, and feel free to let his children know of your experience….our hearts will sing in the knowing!

Friends are invited to call on Monday March 25, 2024 from 9:30AM-11:30AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:30AM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Megan Ann McNally

By T.J. Woodward

Megan Ann McNally, 34, of Batavia passed away on March 18, 2024 surrounded by her family at Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born on July 10, 1989 to the late Gordon T. Musilli and Debra (Perry) Musilli of Amherst. 

In addition to her mother, Meg is survived by her beloved husband Cody McNally; son Leo M. McNally; sister Madison (Zack) Jacobs of Holley; brother Grey (fiancé Kelsey) Musilli of Rochester; grandmother Beverly Perry of Akron; father and mother-in-law Michael and Michelle McNally of Batavia; sisters-in-law Megan (Jason) Menzie of Bergen, Caitlin McNally of Corfu, niece and nephews, Holten Jacobs, Miller, Marleigh, and Lincoln Menzie, along with aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Meg graduated from Batavia High School in 2007 and Geneseo University in 2011. She went on to receive her Masters Degree in Education, becoming a High School English teacher at both Warsaw and Notre Dame, where she was a honorary diploma recipient. 

Meg enjoyed road tripping across the country, writing novels, and inspiring others through her blog ( She loved spending time with her family, especially her son Leo, who was the light of her life. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday March 22, 2024 from 3:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. A 7:00PM Celebration of Life will follow visitation at the Funeral Home.  

Meg selflessly made an anatomical donation to the National Ataxia Foundation for research in hope of developing a cure. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NAF or the Crossroads House To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Paul Warren

By Joshua Smith

Paul J. Warren, age 64, of Byron NY, passed away after a long illness at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, NY.

He was born on February 29, 1960, a son of the late Edward and Helen (Huber) Warren.

Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the casino, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Dorothy Calkins; daughter, Salena Warren; siblings, Linda (Ric) Hall, Sharon Warren, Ronald (Cathy) Warren, Edward (Karen) Warren, Sandra (Rick) Faro, Ken (Michelle) Warren, Diane Warren, Bruce Warren, Valerie (Jean Guy) Warren, and Dawn Vergari; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews.

In death Paul is reunited with his parents, Edward and Helen Warren, and his brother, William J. Warren.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. Funeral Home, Batavia. As per the family there will be no services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Paul’s memory to  Genesee Cancer Assistance, or United Memorial Medical Center, 330 Summit Street, Batavia, NY 14020

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