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Gerald W. “Jerry” Schenck, 76, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia, due to 
COVID-19.

Jerry was born in Batavia, August 14, 1944, a son of the late Warren and Jeanette Krauss Schenck. He was a proud veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers, earning the rank of E-5 and received many medals and honors. Jerry served in Vietnam for 1 year. He was the former owner of Three Buck’s Country Store in Darien, a Life member of the Alexander VFW Post #6239, Darien Volunteer Fire Department and President of Resident Council at the NYS Veterans Home.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Kathleen Schenck; loving son and daughter-in-law Jerid and Cathy Schenck; cherished grandsons, Justin and Cooper; sister-in-law Karol and brother Victor all of Darien. Several cousins and many friends also survive.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of the staff at the NYS Veterans Home for their excellent care. 

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Loves leaves a memory no one can steal.”

As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials in Jerry’s name may be made to the NYS Veterans Home Residents Fund, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

pimm086.jpgBergen - Larry D. Pimm, 74 of Bergen, passed away on Saturday, (January 16, 2021) at home.

Mr.  Pimm was born August 31, 1946 in Rochester, a son of the late Donald and Leona (Bovee) Pimm.

Larry served his country honorably with the Navy. For over 30 years, he worked at Wegman's; as a meat manager for 20 years and then a cabinet maker for 10 years. He enjoyed playing cards.

Larry is the husband of Anita A. Pimm of Bergen. The two were married August 30, 2002.

Surviving along with his wife is his step-children, Juanita Couch of Holley, Andrew (Mary Jo) Jenks of Kendall, and Sondra (Aaron) Aman of Albion; special nieces, Tammy (Frank) Read of Avon, and Lauren (James) Hollingworth of Macedon. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

He is the brother of the late Gregory Pimm and Ronald Pimm.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Batavia VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

flowersunset.jpgJean C. Lyons, 93, of Attica, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at East Side Nursing Home, Warsaw. She was born May 4, 1927, to the late Howard (Arlene) Lord. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Clifford E. Lyons.

Jean was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Attica. She enjoyed having talks on the phone with numerous friends and was an avid reader.

Jean is survived by her son Bryan (Patricia) Lyons, of Attica; three grandsons Gregory Lyons, Nicholas Lyons and Bradley Lyons; one great-granddaughter Addison Lyons.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 11am-1pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. You may be required to wait outside. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department & Rescue Squad, 11 Water Street, Attica NY, 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica New York 14011.

deancwright.jpgDean C. Wright, 83, of Alexander, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born on December 4, 1937 to the late Clarence (Grace McWain) Wright.

Mr. Wright retired from Attica Correctional Facility after 31 years and was a hostage in the 1971 prison riot. Dean was a member of the Attica Rodeo Club for 60 years, he enjoyed showing horses and team roping. Mr. Wright was very well known for breaking and training horses. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, cowboy and equine chiropractor.

Mr. Wright is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn M. (Newton) Wright of Alexander, sons Scott (Sharae) of Sanger, TX, Rob (Jo) of Alexander, Alan (Amy) of Wyoming, Bruce (Christina) Wright of Alexander, siblings Leon (Barbara) of Alexander, Gene (Jean) Wright of TX, Rita Tuttle of TX, 7 grandchildren Bailie, Clint, Kelsey (Josh) Farnsworth, Jayna, Kali, David and Carson, goddaughter Rhoda, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family. A Celebration of Dean’s Life will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Attica Rodeo & Show Association, PO Box 58, Attica, NY 14011 or to Alexander Fire Department, PO Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica New York 14011.

case_robert_-_photo1.jpgRobert J. Case, 87 of Buffalo, NY, passed away Thursday (January 14, 2021) at the New York State Veterans Home.

Robert was a Veteran having proudly served in the Korean War. Robert loved the people at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia, staff and residents alike. He loved socializing and telling stories to his friends and family.

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Jackie Lee Case who passed away in 2003.

Robert is survived by his son, John Case and grandchildren, Lydia Spencer and Ryan Spencer.

It was Robert’s wish to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke, NY. With the long-awaited opening of the cemetery, Robert’s wish will be fulfilled.

Funeral services for Robert J. Case will be held privately for his immediate family. Expressions of sympathy 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.

 

 

Rochester, NY ~ Rosemary W. Caito, age 90, formerly of Batavia, died Friday (Jan. 15, 2021) at The Friendly Home in Rochester, NY.

     Rosemary was born in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of the late William H. Watkins and Marguerite Maxwell.  She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Samuel J. Caito in 2014.

     She is survived by six children; Paul J. Caito of Rochester, Mary Eileen Caito of Amherst, Karen M. Caito of Painted Post, Patrice Caito of Penfield, Michael D. (Donna) Caito of Penfield and Catherine M. Caito (Douglas Wigton) of Batavia; grandmother of Patrick Caito Stevens, Maxwell Stevens, Alyson Caito, Andrew Caito and Haley Caito.  Also survived by her brother, Paul (Joan) Watkins of Amherst and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters; J. William (Evalyn) Watkins, Jean (Teresa) Watkins, James (Mary) Watkins, Margaret Mary (Henry) Zugger, Joan (Frank) Gerace and Sr. Patricia Watkins, GNSH.

     Rosemary was a 1948 graduate of The Academy of the Sacred Heart, which at the time was under the auspices of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.  She was a long time member of St. Mary's Altar & Rosary Society and the St. Jerome Hospital Guild.  We celebrate her life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She gave unselfishly to her family always placing their needs before her own.  Her deep Catholic faith was her life's guide.

     Due to Covid restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph's Church Site, Batavia.  Entombment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Father Kelly Mausoleum.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116 or Notre Dame High School.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with the Caito family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

robertehess.jpgRobert B. Hess, 96 of Alexander, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo. He was born in Benton, PA on January 22, 1924 to the late Khor (Hester A. Everitt) Hess. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Beverly (Shadbolt) Hess, son James Hess, siblings, Martha, Peg, Dean and Ralph.

Mr. Hess was a proud United States Army Veteran; he served in WWII with the 73rd Bomb Disposal Squad and received 3 Bronze Stars along with other medals and commendations. He was a Shriner with the Masons, accomplished bowler and avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. After retiring from AJ Trucking in Buffalo, Mr. Hess enjoyed going back and forth to Florida in the winters with his wife. He was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.     

Mr. Hess is survived by his children David (Joan) Hess of Alexander, Debora Hess of East Hampton, CT, 5 grandchildren, Amanda, David Jr., Patricia, Victoria and Kathleen, two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Ellie, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 5 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. Funeral Services will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, with Military Honors.  

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. You may be required to wait outside. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department, PO Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011.   

Bergen - Elizabeth (Betty) C. Cummings, 100 of Bergen passed away peacefully on Tuesday (January 12, 2021) at Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport.

Mrs. Cummings was born January 16, 1920 in Bergen, a daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Healy) Fodge.

Betty was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Parish - St. Brigid's Church. She was a loving, fierce, selfless, deeply caring woman who raised seven children all of whom are like her in some way or another. She instilled the importance of education, a strong work ethic, a great sense of humor, and a respect to care for one another no matter what the circumstance.

Elizabeth is the wife of the late Donald A. Cummings; mother of the late Peter Cummings; and sister of the late Rita (late Earl) MacConnell.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Melanie) Cummings, John (Chris) Cummings, Robert (Jane) Cummings, Liz (Ron) Vergamini, Kevin (Debra) Cummings, Paul (Susan) Cummings ; sisters, Ann (late James) Maher, and Helen (late Chuck) Pfleger; sisters-in-law, Lucille (late Allen) Lowden, and Joyce (late Warner) Nichols. 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Betty's family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport for the love, care and support they provided to their mother.  

Due to the current COVID Pandemic, there will be no visitation. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Brigid's Church in Bergen. Burial will be in St. Brigid's Cemetery. A public memorial will be held for Elizabeth at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Brigid's Church.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Byron - Dorothy C. Berkoski, 88 of Byron, formerly of Southampton, NY and Paradise Valley, AZ, passed away on Tuesday, (January 12, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy.

Mrs. Berkoski was born July 23, 1932 in Southampton, New York a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Zaneski) Eames.

Dorothy is the wife of the late William Berkoski, Sr. who passed away in 2019, mother of the late William A. Berkoski, Jr.; and mother-in-law of the late Teresa F. Berkoski.

Dorothy or “Dottie,” as she was known to all, worked for many years as a hairdresser in Southampton where she owned her salon, “The Hairitage.” She touched many lives there and in her personal life. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and loved all children. She had a special corner chair just for childrens’ haircuts in her salon.  Dottie readily made friends of all the children at mass in their church in Arizona, usually bringing them little gifts on Sundays.  She was known to all as a Teddy Bear collector and donated many bears over the years to the ambulance company in Scottsdale for children to hold when they got hurt.  She spoiled and loved each one of her grandchildren, often sending care packages.

Dottie had many friends, making them everywhere she touched with her sparkling presence. She was a self-proclaimed “hugger” and many fondly recall the warmth of her signature embrace.  Our mom loved with her whole heart and everyone she knew was considered family.  Whether you called her Mom, Bachie, Chochie, or just plain Dottie, she was loved by all!  

She is survived by her children, Catherine (James) Glazier of Byron, and Alan Berkoski of Manhattan; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Caruso, Amanda (Eric) Frantzen, Lisa (Robert ) Graziano, Michael (Virginia) Glazier, Kristin Glazier, Lindsey ( Jacob) Waliszewski, Bryan Glazier; great-grandchildren, Tessa and Eleanor Caruso, Natalie and Charlotte Frantzen, Josephine Glazier. Also surviving are her God-family, Ray (Olga) Berkoski and their son, Ray, III of Arizona.

There will be no visitation.  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Poland in Southampton at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary R.C. Cemetery, Southampton.  

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dorothy's name to the Coalition for Women's Cancers, c/o Southampton Hospital Foundation, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968-5090 (Please make check payable to Southampton Hospital Foundation and include CWC on the memo line).  

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Ave., Bergen (585) 494-1210. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

hennessey.jpg  Marcella Hennessey, 90, of Le Roy passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at the Le Roy Village Green. She was born in Buffalo on February 12, 1930 to the late Cecil and Ruby Carroll. In addition to her parents, Marcella is predeceased by her husband; Richard Hennessey

Marcella was a talented artist and an avid gardener.

She is survived by two sons; Richard and Patrick Hennessey; her granddaughter Christine (Christopher) Long and 3 great grandchildren; Carson, Cora and Cullen Long.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be private. Marcella will be laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Buffalo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY www.alz.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.

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