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Roger A. Sondericker, 75 of Attica, passed away on February 14, 2020 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Batavia on April 2, 1944 to the late Ainsworth (Doris Grau) Sondericker.

Roger is survived by his wife Sandy (Wolcott) Sondericker, sons Steven (Susan), Dale (Amy) Sondericker all of Attica; sister Janet (Russell) Miller of Arcade, 4 grandchildren Katie, Lauren, Karly and William.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Attica Rescue Squad, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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

samuelson_ivy_-_photo.jpgOn February 13, 2020 Lily H. V. (Glans) Samuelson, age 95, passed away peacefully at home in The Woodlands TX where she resided with her daughter, Karen Trowbridge. She is predeceased by her husband Marvin E. Samuelson of Batavia NY and brother, Russell Glans of Williamstown, NJ.  Surviving are her children, Kenneth (Janice) of Sandia Park NM, Karen Trowbridge of The Woodlands TX, Karl (Cheryl) of Oakfield NY and Keith (Suzie) of Silver City NM and stepson Victor (Diane) of Hilton Head SC.  Lily is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Samuelson was born April 19, 1924 in Harwinton, CT to Hilda (Truedson) and Walfred Glans. After the passing of Hilda she was raised in Cleveland OH by her father and step mother Jenny (Truedson).

Lily was a longtime resident of Batavia NY where she was active in the First Presbyterian Church and the Genesee Memorial Hospital Guild. For many years, on Thursdays, she would be found serving to the lunch crowd at the hospital snack shop As a fantastic cook and baker she enjoyed cooking for her family.  Being an avid reader was one of her passions and would still read several novels a week well into her 90’s.

A memorial service will be held at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC in Batavia later this summer followed by internment beside her husband at Grandview Cemetery with the date to be determined at the convenience of the family.


sue_white_2.jpgSue White, 87, formerly of Attica, passed away on February 4, 2020 in Batavia. She was born in Lockport, NY on July 21, 1932 to the late Charles and the late Leantine (Barnes) Webster.

Sue is survived by her son, Michael (Robin) White; grandson Michael (Jessica) White; and Granddaughters Nicole and Tiffany and great grandchildren, Michael, Hannah, and Harper White.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. 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.


Batavia: Entered into rest on February 9, 2020, with her loving family by her side, at the age of 86.

Predeceased by her parents, and twin brothers, Douglas and Dwight Fell.

Survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Floyd G. Young; her children, Dolores (James) Jakubowski, Teresa Augrom, and Steven (Cheryl) Young; grandchildren, David (Carrie) Jakubowski, Sara Jakubowski, Jamie (Chad) Moran, and Russell (Christina), Kevin (Amber), and Aaron Henning; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen (Ron) Cole; brother, Dennis Fell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her “Boys” Patch and Bandit.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-7PM on Wednesday, February 12th, at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, NY.  A Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30AM on Thursday, February 13th, at St. Joseph Church, 303 E. Main St. Batavia, NY. Entombment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

jgrasso.jpgJANET M. GRASSO ~ Age 78, of Batavia, died Friday afternoon February 7, 2020 at Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport - SNF. Janet was born to the late Andrew and Evelyn Corcoran on March 25, 1941 in Batavia. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, James and Burton Corcoran, Mary Talbot and Linda Vallese.

Janet worked for Griffith Energy for many years and was a member of Ascension Parish, the former St. Anthony’s. She loved to take shopping trips with her sisters and travel with her husband as well as family. Janet most enjoyed her time spent with family especially her grandchildren.

Janet is survived by her husband of 39 years, Lewis Grasso of Batavia; children, Alan (Jennifer) Smith of Pittsford, Brian (Brenda) Smith of Webster, Jacqueline M. Grasso of Rochester, Michael J. (Nancy) Grasso of Scottsville, Jeffery A. Grasso of Rochester, Wendy S. (Brian) Winslow of Scottsville; brother, Edward (Beverly) Corcoran of Batavia; grandchildren, Brittany LaBore, Gina Grasso, Mallory Winslow, Jared Grasso, David Smith, Abigail Winslow, Sarah Smith & Nicole Grasso; great-granddaughter, Emelia along with several nieces and nephews.

The Grasso family will be present from 3-7p.m. on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited at 8:45a.m. on Thursday February 13 followed by a 9:30a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) celebrated by Rev. David R. Glassmire. Janet will be entombed in the Fr. T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021

Please share words of comfort with Janet’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


Batavia - LaVerne E. "Turk" Francis, age 87, of Batavia, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Turk was born May 8, 1932, in Cuba, son of the late Norman Francis, Sr. and the late Marjorie Banker Francis.

A member of the Genesee Country Church, Turk faithfully served as a greeter of the church and as head usher for over 30 years. He enjoyed traveling with Nancy, was proud of his antique tractor collection and loved to wash and detail his car. He proudly served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Manhardt Francis. The two were married August 23, 1952. Also surviving are his daughter, Lynda (Daniel) Lyons of Oakfield; three grandchildren, Jessica (late Derrick) Baity of New York City, Colleen (Paul) Kowtun of North Tonawanda and Kyle Lyons of Oakfield; three great-grandchildren, Elijiah Jones, Mason Baity and Parker Kowtun; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Francis of South Carolina, Irene Francis of Texas and Barb (late Dave) Conn of East Bethany along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Sharon L. Francis who passed away on August 31, 2009 and his brothers, Herbert Francis, Norman Francis, Jr., Walter Francis and Melvin Francis.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Genesee Country Church, 3268 Drake Street Road, Oakfield, where funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Turk's name to the Al Sigl Foundation, Inc., 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300, Rochester, New York 14620 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607. He will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Joyce E. (Skeet) Groth, 82, of Corfu, New York passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020. She was born on December 7, 1937 to the late Harold and Viola (Hansen) Skeet. She was the sister of the late Kermit Skeet.
Joyce was a member of the Corfu High School Class of 1955 and the East Pembroke Cornerstone Church.  She was a bank teller at M&T Bank in Corfu for 18 years before retiring.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, gardening, and spending her winters in Bradenton, FL where she loved to play Mahjong and visiting with friends.  Joyce also enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

She is survived by her loving husband Dennis Groth whom she married on June 7, 1958, two children, Gregory Groth and Joan (Matthew) Worth.  A sister Marilyn (Charles) Percey.  Six grandchildren, Meghan Groth, Benjamin Groth, Adam (Rebecca) Worth, Kathryn Worth, Bailey Groth, Camryn Groth, and two great-grandchildren, Luke and Natalie Worth, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 12 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke, 2583 Main Road, E. Pembroke NY 14056. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke, P.O. Box 189, East Pembroke, NY 14056 or the East Pembroke Fire Dept. Rescue Squad, 8655 Barrett Drive, Batavia, NY 14020

Brockport - Robert G. Beyer passed away on February 6, 2020 on this 94th birthday after a brief illness.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen; daughter, Vivian Chapell; and son-in-law, Roy Tennity. 

He is survived by his sister, Eunice Miner; son, Robert (Norma) Beyer; daughters, Doris (Jarl) Boyst, Deborah Tennity; son-in-law, Terry Chapell.  10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive.

Robert was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War earning a Bronze Star during World War II.  He was able to travel on Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in 2005 and the World War II Museum in New Orleans with the Gary Sinese Foundation in October of 2019. 

Family and Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St. in Bergen.  Robert's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson St. in Bergen.  Burial with military honors will be in the spring in St. Brigid's Cemetery in Bergen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert's name to the Mary Cariola Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite #100, Rochester, NY 14620 or the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, c/o Lifetime Care, Attn: Donations, 3111 Winton Rd S, Rochester, NY 14623.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

russell.jpg  Judy L. Russell, 68 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020 surrounded by her family at Gateway Home in Attica. She was born in Batavia on April 22, 1951 to Lee Klawer of Batavia and the late Ruth (Clute) Klawer.    

Mrs. Russell, worked as a hair stylist for over 30 years and was co-owner of Russell Alarm in Batavia. She is a longtime member of Cornerstone Church in East Pembroke where she was very involved and volunteered in many of the church activities. Judy loved gardening, doing puzzles, baking, camping, vacations to Myrtle Beach and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.     

Judy is survived by her beloved husband James R. Russell of Batavia; children Amy Russell of Batavia; Kelly (Alan) Heizmann of Rochester; Brian Russell of Batavia; brother Randy (Christine) Klawer of East Pembroke; grandchildren Abigail Russell, Benjamin Heizmann, Alyssa Salamone, Brooke Heizmann along with many nieces and nephews.    

Friends are invited to call from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke, 2583 Main Street, East Pembroke, 14056. She will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.      

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.   

Niagara Falls - Bruce Wayne Evans, "Wink", 64, of Niagara Falls, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

Bruce was born December 2, 1955, in East Chicago, IN, a son of the late Odie and Constance Evans, Jr.

Bruce was a veteran serving with the United States Army, a Buffalo Bills fan and loved spending time with his family and friends and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife, Ella (Sumeriski) Evans of Batavia; step-children, Shawn Drennen of Batavia, Philip Rumble of Daytona, FL, Virginia Martinez of Batavia, Cody Proctor of Shortsville and Katara Ames of Batavia; brothers, Derrick (Nina) Evans of Niagara Falls and Sean Evans of Florida; sisters, Debra Evans of Niagara Falls, Kimberly Evans Dixon of Niagara Falls, JoAnne White of Indiana, Donna Evans Patikas of East Chicago, IN, Michelle Evans of Gary, IN and Moshfilay (James) Anderson of Indianapolis, IN, 16 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bruce is predeceased by his brother, Michael Evans and a step-daughter, Reba Taylor.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Bruce's funeral service will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bruce's memory may be made to the Evans family.

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




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