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cashmore_chris_-_photo2.jpgChris M. Cashmore, 66 of Akron and formerly of Clarence, passed away Friday (October 7, 2022) at his residence under the comforting care of his family.

He was born March 5, 1956 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Robert and Laura Lanthier Cashmore.

Chris was employed as a purchasing manager by Filtration Unlimited in Akron for 35 years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping, attending concerts, hot air balloon rides, playing hockey and softball. He was known to his daughters as the best soccer dad a daughter could ever have. He will be missed by anyone who knew him.

He was the husband of the late Patricia Cashmore who passed away in 2020 and brother of the late Charles Cashmore.

Chris is survived by his loving daughters, Courtney (Andrew) Clouse and Ali (Anthony Scinta) Cashmore. Grandchildren, Austin and Evan Clouse and Kira Scinta. Brother, Curtis (Janis) Cashmore. Companion, Kathleen Herle McCarthy. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (October 15th) from 9am-11am at the Calvary Baptist Church, 12752 Lewis Rd, Akron, NY, where a Memorial Service will commence at 11am.

Memorial contributions in his name may be offered to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Batavia and Oakfield- Carol I. Lucas, 92 of
 Batavia, and formerly of Oakfield, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, (October 4, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.
Carol was born December 25, 1929 in Niagara Falls, New York a daughter of the late Robert and Fern (Rinker)Hartley.

She met the love of her life, Edward Lucas, during a night out at the roller skating rink. Carol was a loving mother who selflessly cared for her home and children. Later in her life she acquired her GED and worked as a House Mom for the NYS School for the Blind, until her retirement.

She was a member of the Oakfield Home Bureau, a proud supporter of the Oakfield- Alabama Grange, and a cub mom for the Boy Scouts. Carol enjoyed bingo, puzzle books, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, especially pinochle and flinch, and roller skating when she was younger. She loved little dogs, spending time with her family, and traveling to visit relatives.

Surviving are her children, Rebecca (John P.) O'Donnell, Thomas "Tom" (Valerie) Lucas, and Kathleen L. Lucas; grandchildren, John E. (Kate) O'Donnell, Jillian (Daniel) Massetti, and Patrick S. (Erica) O'Donnell; daughter-in-law, Susie Lucas; sister-in-law, Margarette Hartley; 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In death Carol is reunited with her husband, Edward; son, Howard Lee Lucas; parents, Robert and Fern (Rinker)Hartley; and siblings, Robert Hartley and Pearl (William) Reignhart.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside memorial service at Reed Cemetery, Judge Road in Oakfield, on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm, followed by a gathering and fellowship at the Caryville Inn, 24 Main Street in Oakfield, from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm . in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14021.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - On September 30, 2022, Elaine A. Tibbs passed peacefully surrounded by family, as she always was. 

Born to the late Fred & Evelyn (Mietz) Winters of Middleport, NY. Elaine spent her life in two of the most demanding and rewarding careers, agriculture and nursing. Having deep roots in her family farm operated by her widowed Mother, Elaine left the farm at 18 and went on to pursue a nursing career. She was graduate of St. Jerome School of Nursing. She worked most of career at St. Jerome Hospital and the VAMC. The grit and resilience she was known for on the farm helped her thrive in her over 70 year career as a Registered Nurse. Elaine is best remembered for her faith in God, being an excellent gardener, seamstress and cook. Her home was constantly filled with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Elaine is preceded in death by her husband, James Patrick Tibbs Jr., daughter Mary “Dietze” Rowcliffe, grandson, James Royal, and son-in-law Robert Dempsey. Her brothers, Arthur (Jean) Winters, Raymond Winters, Norman (Connie) Winters, John Winters, and sisters Margaret (Jack) Ryan, and Charlotte Stein.
She is survived by her brother, Darvin (Dorothy) Winters of Gasport, 5 children: Margaret (late Robert) Dempsey of Stafford, Jim (Kim) Tibbs of Texas, Rich (Cathy) Tibbs of Batavia, Besty (Mike) Royal of Maryland, Tom (Lisa) Tibbs of Middleport, and son-in-law Garth (late Dietze) Rowcliffe of Elba. Grandchildren; Robert (Mandy) Dempsey, Heidi Dempsey, Ryan (Sam) Dempsey, Megan (Andrew) Brown, Alexandra (Adam) Harrington, Ryleigh (Garth) Hinkson, Sarah Tibbs, Thomas Tibbs, James Tibbs, Nick (Sarah) Tibbs, Kaitlyn (Connor) Adcock, and Joseph Royal. Along with 15 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia. Elaine's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (October 13, 2022) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue in Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to Wilmot Cancer Center and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

jomarchese.jpg  Josephine “Jo” (nee Coppolino) Marchese, of Batavia passed away peacefully on October 3, 2022 at age 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Russell M. Marchese, Dearest daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Coppolino. Jo is also predeceased by her brother John “Jack” Coppolino and sister Joan (Bill) Davis.

Loving mother of Ann (Daniel) Celani, Marilyn (Bernd) Kutzscher, Russell (Wendy), David (Julie), Thomas (Linda), Robert (Teresa), Susan (John) Nicastro. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Elaine Scappa and Marilyn Coppolino; cherished grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, for many years Jo was involved with charitable and community causes, an active parishioner at St. Mary’s Church and a volunteer teacher at Notre Dame High School.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Babies Cherished 445 Ellicott St. in Batavia and The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation PO Box 267 Batavia, NY 14021. To leave a message of condolence please visits www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Nancy P. Horton, 89, of Elba, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

She was born August 19,1933 in Batavia, a daughter of Leo and Alberta (Colson) Post.

Nancy retired from Social Security and enjoyed many winters in Winter Haven, Florida with her husband Lorne, who she married March 14, 1953.  She loved to golf, play cards and do crossword puzzles and spend time with family and friends.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Darwin) Weller; son, Peter (Michele) Horton and beloved grandchildren, Kevin and Katie (Pat) Horton.

Also surviving are her brother, Kenneth (Louise) Post; brother-in-law, Sherm Horton and several nieces and nephews.

Nancy is predeceased by her husband, Lorne and son, Michael.

Calling hours are Thursday, October 13 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Nancy's funeral will be held on Friday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main St., Elba.  Nancy will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba.    

Memorials may be made to the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main St., Elba, New York 14058.

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

Donna M. King, 53 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully Wednesday (October 5, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born June 4, 1969 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of Theodore King Sr. of Elba and the late Katherine Zajaczkowski King.

Donna enjoyed crafts and diamond art. She also loved listening to her favorite country singer Kane Brown.

Surviving besides her father ate her siblings, Theodore King Jr. of Oakfield and Katie (David) Kinney of Oakfield. Nephews and niece, Austin Kinney, Zander Kinney, Theodore King III, Anthony King and Christina King.

She is predeceased by her canine friends, Mimi and Little Man.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Newton known to many as Skip passed away September 15, 2022, at his home in Big Bear California. He was born August 13, 1948, in Batavia NY, the son of the Late Newton Earl Worthington and Mary E. Worthington Walczak. He was also preceded in death by his sister Rosemarie.

Skip graduated from Pembroke High School in 1966 and shortly after enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He served in the Marine Corp from 1967 to 1971 with active duty in Vietnam. After discharge from the military he was self employed as a contractor in a flooring business in California. Skip loved music and in high school played in a drum corp and local band. He especially enjoyed Willie Nelson.

Surviving are his children; Dana Worthington of CA, Keith (Dina) Worthington of Big Bear, CA, Christian (Marci) of Big Bear, CA , Dianna Towns of Big Bear CA, April (Matthew) Nolte of Senora, CA and Cathren (Ryan) Salzano of Knoxville, TN. Also long time companion Susie Burchit of Big Bear, CA.  He is survived by 10 grandchildren 5 great grandchildren, and his siblings, Patricia (Richard) Dibble of Texas, Rosann (David) Lowder of Varysburg, Clinton (Barbara) Worthington of Batavia, Pamela Stadler of Batavia, and Keith Worthington of Corfu, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu NY on Friday, October 14,  from 5 to 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 15, at 11 AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu, followed by a Graveside Burial with military honors in Indian Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donors choice .

Renae Swansbrough, 70, of Batavia, passed on September 26, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Renae's services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, 532 Ellicott Street, Batavia.   She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.  

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

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

Susan Elizabeth (Page) Ridall was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven after a strong fight with cancer at her home in West Middlebury on September 29, 2022 at the age of 73.
Susie was born at home on Nov. 14, 1948 in Wyoming to the late Harry and Dorothy (Wolcott) Page.

She worked as a resident assistant for 31 years at Genesee County Nursing Home where she took pride in her work and taking care of “her people.” She stopped working to babysit her grandchildren and many other kids. She was a member of the Dale Baptist Church. She was a youth leader where she was known as “Grandma Susie” to many children. She was also a member of Bethany Volunteer Fire department. She catered numerous weddings and made beautiful cakes.

Susie loved a good mystery book, a good bingo game, a serious poker game, and playing cards with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years Howard “Butch” Ridall III. Her daughters Sarah (Todd) Deuel of Wyoming and Betsy (Gary) Farnsworth of Alexander. Her grandchildren Howard “Rocky” Ridall V, Brent Ridall, Mindy Sue (Andy) Bittner, Michelle Ridall (Peter Saxman), Joshua (Kelsey) Farnsworth, and Jacob Farnsworth. Her great grandchildren David and Isabella Bittner, Gemma, Ava and Piper Saxman.

Also surviving are her brothers Ray (Dede) Brad (Judy), Charlie (Diane), Tim (Chris), Doug (Sissy) Page. Her sisters. Sally Page and Candy (Wally) Urf. Her sister-in-law Marlene Page. She is predeceased by her only son Howard “Howie” Ridall IV and her oldest brother Jim Page.

We’d like to say a special thank you to Dr. Lauren Loss for all her help in keeping Mom comfortable. Being always a generous giver Susie donated her body to UB Medical Science.

You are invited to join Susie’s family for a memorial on Saturday Oct. 8, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Dale Baptist Church, located at 1291 Dale Rd, Dale, NY 14039. A light luncheon will be held immediately after the service at Wyoming Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to make donations to Dale Baptist Church or St. Jude.

pullen_steven_-_photo1.jpgSteven E. Pullen, 72 of Batavia, passed away on Friday (September 30, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born July 18, 1950 in Nampa, Idaho, a son of the late Jesse Pullen and Dorothy Corttis Pullen Cox.

Steven and Connie met in May of 1972 and married May 4, 1974. Fifty years together and 48 years married. They raised 4 fine children in Perry, NY. where they lived until 2010.

Steven worked as a steel fitter at Graham Corporation in Batavia for over 45 years. For many years he also worked as a white water raft guide, primarily in Letchworth State Park. Over the years he was a Boy Scout, a member of the NRA, an American Red Cross instructor, and a volunteer ambulance responder among other things. He had enjoyed traveling around the US since his retirement, revisiting many spots he had seen as a child.  He had a life time love of photography and miniature trains.

He was predeceased by his daughter Lucy Pullen who died in 2018.

Survivors include his wife, Constance Kline Pullen of Batavia. Daughter, Sandra (Terry) Rawleigh of Dansville. Sons, James “Jamie” Pullen and William “Willie”, both of Batavia. Grandchildren, Madelynn and Alexander Rawleigh. Brothers and sisters, Julie Grant, Robert Pullen, Janice Palumbos, Debra Pendergast and Lillian Hashimoto. Also survived by sisters in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (October 8th) from 3-5pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a remembrance service will commence at 5pm.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





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