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Kenneth Allen White, age 68, of LeRoy, New York, passed away on Wednesday June 24, 2020.

     Ken was born on December 14, 1951 in Batavia, New York to the late Richard and Arnes (Clark) White.  He grew up in Pavilion, New York and later moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 11.  A few years later, he returned to Pavilion, before finally settling in LeRoy, New York which he called home for the next 50 years.

     Ken worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York for over 40 years, eventually becoming Manufacturing Manager.  He received an Associate’s degree in Manufacturing Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He also co-owned and operated Dargan’s Hotel and Restaurant on Lake Street in LeRoy for several years.

     A loving husband and devoted father, his passions were sports, music, grilling, and above all else – family.  Ken was dedicated to coaching youth sports, including youth football and 11 years coaching LeRoy Little League.  He was a father figure to many and will be remembered by his family and friends for his easy-going style and his great sense of humor. 

     Ken is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Caccamise) White; his three sons, Brandon (Kristy) White of Gibsonia, PA, Bryan (Jolene) White of Hawley, PA, and Jayden (AyJay) White of Auburn, NY; his two sisters, Janet Urtel and Diane Hume; his brother, Robert White; his four grandchildren, Matteo White, Juliana White, Leo White, and Siena White; and many other close family and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Arnes (Clark) White; and his brother, Randall White. 

     A private burial will take place at Stafford Rural Cemetery, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion of LeRoy or to a charity of the donor’s choice.  

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Ken's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

LeRoy ~ Kevin John Gannon, age 57, of East Main Road, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

     He was born March 7, 1963 in Iwakuni, Japan, a son of Mary Ann Butkowski Gannon and the late David Gannon.

     Kevin will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, who cherished his time spent with his family, especially his grandsons.  He was a proud US Navy veteran, where he was an intermediate radio operator.  He enjoyed all outdoor activities including camping, hiking and kayaking.

     In addition to his mother, Mary Ann Gannon of Buffalo, he is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Karen Uberty Gannon; his sons, Brendan Gannon of N. Tonawanda and Kyle (Brianna) Gannon of LeRoy; his grandsons, Bentley and Beau; his brothers, Brian (Roseann) Gannon of Amherst and Todd (Jessica) Gannon of NC, along with many nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     A private family service will be held at this time with a public Celebration of Kevin's Life to be held at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Kevin are suggested to Mission 22 at https://mission22.com

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Kevin's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

elvis.jpgLINDA L. HEINEMAN ~ Age 73, of Oakfield, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon June 24, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was born on May 23, 1947 in Clarence, NY, a daughter of the late, Kenneth and Caroline (Schwartz) Finkney, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vincent E. in 2014; sisters, Lois Falker, Pamela Heineman and brothers, William, Gerald, Kenneth and Ronald Finkney.

Linda enjoyed sewing, camping, visits to the pond and rides in the car. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and sister who has a passion for “Elvis.”

She is survived by her devoted children, Jennifer of Rochester and Heath of Oakfield; siblings, Diane (Marvin) Rosenberg of Pembroke, Carol (Brian) O’Brien of Williamsville; brother-in-law, Gerard Heineman of Corfu; sisters-in-law, Nancy Finkney of Batavia and Betty Finkney of Corfu along with several nieces and nephews.

Linda’s family will be present from 1 – 5p.m. on Sunday June 28, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Linda’s Life will begin at 5p.m. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Evergreen Hill Cemetery and memorial contributions in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES FUNERAL HOME OCCUPANCY WILL BE CONTROLLED BY FUNERAL HOME STAFF ALLOWING ALL TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS, OUR FUNERAL HOME SUPPLIES ALL PPE IF NEEDED).

Please share your words of comfort with Linda’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com

THE FAMILY OF LINDA L. HEINEMAN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 – (585)343-7500

 

 


 

johnkirkwaldron.jpgJohn K. Waldron, 65 of Holley, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born on April 15, 1955 in Batavia to the late John (Ethel Mathes) Waldron.

John worked for 38 years at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia. He was an avid hunter and lifetime member of Holley Rod and Gun Club. John enjoyed welding and fabricating.

He is survived by his beloved wife Cynthia M. (Sommerfeldt) Waldron; children, John (Katherine) Waldron; Alicia (Adam) Andrews all of Holley; grandchildren Ethan and Brooke Waldron; sister Sharon Venuto of Batavia; along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2 to 5 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of John’s life will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in North Byron Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holley Rod and Gun Club care of the Youth Trap Team, P.O. Box 288, Holley, NY 14470. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

sharonkearnsfalcone.jpgSharon Kearns-Falcone of Batavia, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday June 23, 2020. She was born June 5, 1947 in Batavia, to the late Roland M. (Nellie Lewandoske) Kearns. Sharon was also predeceased by her husband Peter S. Falcone and brother Brian M. Kearns.

Sharon ran the concession stand at St. Mary’s Church Bingo for 15 years where many people enjoyed her soups and pies. She was a member of The American Legion Auxiliary in LeRoy, where she and her family members catered many events. Besides cooking and baking, Sharon enjoyed trips to the casino, but most of all spending time with her loving family.  

She is survived by her daughters Kimberly (Tina) Marple of Canandaigua; Kathleen (Marty) Hein of Batavia; step-children Peter (Theresa) Falcone of NC; Frank Falcone, Michaleen Falcone both of Batavia, and their families. Grandchildren Bobby (Linda) Dickinson, Brittany (Adam) Hein, Stacy (Eric) Hein, Chad (Miranda) Dickinson; great-grandchildren Olivia, Vinny, Payton, Emma, Colton, Harrison, Ani, Catherine, Gracie, Kacy and Brantley; sisters Suzanne Kearns of Batavia; Barbara (Mike) Mittelstadt of Lockport; brother William Kearns of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews. Also, her special friends Bob (Ruth) VanDorn, Dan (Judy) Ziccardi and Bob Dickinson.

Sharon’s family would like to thank the Wilmot Cancer Center, especially Dr. Kamath, and Dr. Fernaayes of Pembroke Family Medicine for their excellent care over the years along with VNA Home Care Services.

Services will be held privately for the family only. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 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, New York 14020.

earllgeer.jpgEarl L. Geer, 84 of Alexander, passed away (not from COVID – 19) on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 2, 1936 in Alexander, to the late Howard (Marion Lance) Geer. He is preceded in death by brother Norris (Lois A.) Geer and sister Doris (Stuart) Phillips; brothers-in-law George Murphy and Henry Kelver.

Earl was a 1953 graduate of Alexander Central School. Spent two years in the United States Army stationed at Fort Story, VA, in the amphibious unit. He was co-owner of Geer Farm Services, Inc. and member of Alexander United Methodist Church where he served as trustee for many years. Earl was a life member of Alexander Fire Department, Inc. where her served as Secretary from 1962-1965 and treasurer from 1966-1982. He earned Fire Service Award in 1982, member of the fire department bowling team which were state champions in 1966 and played trumpet in the Firemen’s Marching Band for many years. Mr. Geer enjoyed square dancing, camping, playing cards, working and being with his family.  

He is survived by his beloved wife Ruth M. (Hall) Geer whom he married February 15, 1958; sons Kevin E. (Sue) Geer of Hamlin; Keith E. (Ela) Geer of Purdon, TX; Jeffrey S. (Kathy) Geer of Alexander; sisters Norma Kelver of Strykersville, Phyllis (Chet Robinson) Murphy of Collegeville, PA; grandchildren Stephani (Jason) Austin of Norwich, NY; Kristin (Peter) Lawrence of Hamilton, NY; Michael Geer of Batavia; Mari (Paul) Hamilton of Batavia; Brett (Kelly) Geer of Purdon, TX; Dylan and Sean Geer of Hamlin; great-grandchildren Oakley, Rowan, Cooper Lawrence; Jeremiah Austin; Brett Geer II; Anthony Hamilton, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. All social distancing should be expected and only 25% occupancy of the Funeral Home at a time. A private Funeral Service will be held for the family. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005; Mt. Pleasant Cemetery C/O Ruth Geer, or Alexander Fire Department & Rescue Squad, P.O. 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, New York 14011.

Anthony (Tony) Emil Rocha passed away peacefully at home in University Park, Florida of natural causes after a full and rewarding life, on June 20th, 2020 during his 100th year, in the presence of his daughters Cezina Rocha and Emmeline Rocha-Sinha and his son-in-law Jagdish Sinha.  

Tony is preceded by his wife Livia Barbosa Rocha, his parents Gabriel and Stael (nee Pecus), his brothers Joseph (Nita), Douglas (Ida), Gregory (Tess who is alive), his sisters Dr. Ann Rocha, Emery Dean (Ken) and Teresa (Mark).  He is also preceded by his brother-in-law Dr. Louis Proto Barbosa (Alice) and sister-in-laws Eva Carvalho, Teresa Furtado and Dr. Maria Barbosa.  

He is survived by his loving daughters Emmeline Rocha-Sinha (Jagdish), Dr. Cezina Rocha and her daughters Serina Lidder and Dr. Alcina Lidder. He is also survived by his youngest sister Magda Fernandes (late Joe).  

He will be remembered fondly by his numerous caring nieces and nephews, their spouses and grand nieces and nephews and their spouses.   

Tony was born on January 29th, 1921 in Karachi and as a young man lived in Catholic Colony 1 in Karachi.  He later resided in India in the cities of Bombay, Agra, Lucknow and New Delhi where he spent several years working in Sales and Marketing for pharmaceutical company, Lederle Cyanamid.  While in India, he was active with several Catholic Charities including working personally with Saint Mother Theresa and her organization.  He emigrated to the USA in 1987 to join his family in Batavia, western New York and was proud to become an American citizen in 1998.  In late 2017 he moved to Florida to live with his daughter Emmeline.  

Tony was a charming quintessential gentleman of the old school and a role model to many.  He had a zest for life, always ready to socialize, have fun on a dance floor, regale folks with yarns and lived life full-sized with love and laughter, which brought smiles to many faces.  He was always young at heart and an inspiration to family and friends.   

He will be lovingly remembered and missed by all.

There are no prior visiting hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the convenience of his family. He will be entombed in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. 

LeRoy ~ Barbara Jean Walters, age 60, passed away on the morning of the Summer Solstice, a beautiful Saturday - June 20, 2020.

     She was born November 6, 1959 in Batavia, a daughter of Irene Blowers Walters and the late Royal G. Walters. 

     Along with her mother, Irene, she is survived by her daughter, Danielle Royal Titus; her siblings, Robert (Ann) Walters and Ronald (Gale) Walters; nieces and nephews, Brian, William and David Walters and Jennifer Hollebrandt-Walters.

     Barb was a graduate of LeRoy High School Class of 1978.  She was most herself and comfortable in the elements. From working year round on a recycling truck to cutting down trees and mowing lawns on the side. She ran a forklift in a factory and transferred large racks of medical waste from hospitals but couldn't wait to get home and get outside. She had the ability to revive nearly dead plants and save those suffering from drought. She was a highly sensitive person by nature and became 'mother' to just about anyone and anything that crossed her path. She hatched abandoned ducks and bottle fed raccoons. And grew plants bigger than anyone we've known. She even rigged a muffler in a college parking lot covered with fresh snow! 

    She wasn't afraid to "take over" when someone needed help, she wasn't afraid to speak up for the underdog, and she certainly wasn't afraid to put certain people in their place if they so deserved it. 

     She was tough with a kind Heart.  Unapologetic & Honest, Soft but Strong - she's had the ability to be harsh if needed, but still made a point to express her unconditional love and support for Danielle ~ She was an Exceptional mom.

     She was Loved by many in addition to her family! Be it Colleagues, neighbors, strangers, friends, and extended family through her ex‐husband (Daniel J. Titus) originally from Scottsville where they raised their daughter through grade school before cordially parting ways. Barb remained in touch with the Titus family long after she and her daughter moved back to LeRoy as they all held a special place in her heart.

     A special thanks to a long time friend and Petsmart Co‐worker, Karl, who was a shining example of what true friendship means. Karl was a constant source of support and strength to Barb through the hardest part of her journey and long after the shock factor of her motorcycle accident  from 2007 wore off.

     She exceeded all odds of surviving a traumatic brain injury as well as she did. She made the best of her life post TBI and carried on with the love and support of those she held dear. Nursing home life isn't easy for anyone, but she became mother hen to other memory care residents and easily bonded with several staff members over the years and we're all so grateful for that. 

     She had a significant charm with her cunning smile and sparkling laughter. She will forever be missed, loved, and cherished by all who knew her! We Love You Barbara Jean♡

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, June 25 from 1 ~ 3 and 6 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 25% during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)   Her graveside service will be held on Friday, June 26 at 11:00 A.M. in the Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various animal welfare organizations.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Barbara's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

clark1.jpg  Richard M. Clark, 65, of Batavia passed away on Saturday June 20, 2020 at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. He was born on December 13, 1954 to the late Maynard Clark and Evelyn (Gross) Clark of Batavia.

Rick will forever be adored as a loving and devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, son, brother, family member and friend. He was a man of great faith who always had a smile on his face and true joy in his heart. His three passions included his family, his faith, and his gardening. Rick was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and served on St. Paul’s school board. He took great pride in being a successful business owner of Batavia Garage Door, and the impact he made on the local community. He will be deeply missed but always cherished and remembered for the amazing man that he was.

In addition to his mother, Rick is survived by his loving wife; Judy (Kabel) Clark of Batavia; sons Timothy (Stefanie) Clark of Batavia and Jason (Melissa) Clark of Rochester; siblings Linda (Andrew) Doll of Rochester, Duane (Shannon) Clark of TN., and Kathy (Tom) Antinore of Batavia; grandchildren Logan, Alexa, Emma, Johnny and Timmy Clark, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday June 24, 2020 from 3:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020 (due to the COVID 19 virus, calling hours will be limited to 25% of the Funeral Home’s normal capacity, visitors may be asked to wait outside as we follow the New York State guidelines). A private Funeral Service will be held for the immediate family.  Rick will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran School 31 Washington Ave.  in Batavia. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 392-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

dadobit1.jpg  Thomas M. Ball of Batavia passed away on June 16, 2020 at the LeRoy Village Green. He was born on July 6, 1951 in Batavia to the late Patrick and Lucille (Pifalo) Ball. 
 
Thomas attended Batavia High School and graduated Class of 1970. Thomas worked for 37 years until his retirement from Xerox. Thomas loved Baseball and Football. Being a lifelong New York Yankees and Miami Dolphins fan.  He also regularly enjoyed hunting and fishing at Point Breeze. He was a jovial, kind-hearted man. Lovingly known as Bonehead. He was a jokester that loved socializing and spending time with friends and family. 
 
He is survived by his sons; Todd Ball and Bryan (Sabrina) Ball both of Niagara Falls; siblings Patrick Ball, John Ball, James Ball, Rosanne Ball, Joseph Ball, Daniel Ball, David Ball and Donna Ball-Brade; his beloved granddaughter Brynn Ball, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at a future date to be determined. Thomas will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.
 
To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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