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fugle.jpg  Cindy Fugle 5/23/64 - 10/8/20. On October 8th, 2020 we unexpectedly lost our beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Cindy (Walsh/Perry) Fugle, 56, of Varysburg, New York, has joined her brother “Peach” Robert Walsh Jr. in Heaven. After a strong battle with Cancer she succumbed to complications that followed while in the hospital.

Cindy put her love for her family above everything else. She was selfless, kind, courageous, and artistic, but most of all she was loved. Cindy lived passionately for creativity, gardening, her self-owned business and her grandchildren. She single handedly carried on a family tradition of woodworking, painting, and crafts when she rebranded a legacy into “The Old Homestead Gift Shop”. Cindy worked diligently with her dear friend Lisa Boxler and husband Mark up until her final weeks here trying to prepare a quaint substitute for Apple-Umpkin and the Letchworth State Park Craft Show. Cindy’s family and friends will mourn for her and the love they all shared for her.

Cindy is survived by: her husband Mark Fugle. Her children, son: Jeremy Perry (Lisa Peterson) and daughter: Catherine Perry (Jeffery Bloomer). Her parents, Robert and Brenda Walsh of Varysburg. Her siblings: Robin Walsh and Patrick Walsh (Jocelyn Berg). Cindy also leaves behind two wonderful grandchildren that she loved beyond words and often spoiled: Ryan Perry of Attica and Zaiden Bloomer of Perry.

She will live on in all of the hearts and memories of those she has touched, and shared her kindness and craft with over the years. We all Love You Cindy. 

A Christian Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Sts. Joachim & Anne Church in Varysburg, NY followed by festivities in her remembrance at a later date next Spring. Please contact the family closer to that time if you are interested in participating with us in the services for Cindy. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to this very special soul, she will be greatly missed.

If you choose to do so, please send flowers to The Old Homestead Craft Shop 2503 Main Street Varysburg, NY 14167. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to pay homage in her name to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org or Sts. Joachim & Anne church 50 East Ave. 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.

jameshoysr.jpgJames A. Hoy Sr. 86 of Bennington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw. He was born July 10, 1934 in Cheektowaga, to the late Harry (Edna Warsitz) Hoy Sr. He is preceded in death by a brother Harry Hoy Jr. and sister Marcia Linsey.

Mr. Hoy is a United States Army Veteran and served in Germany from 1954 to 1956. He worked at Trico Products in Buffalo for 20 years and the Town of Bennington Highway Department for 10 years.

James was a life member of the Bennington Volunteer Fire Company, president of the fire company for 12 years through the 1980’s. He was instrumental in getting ambulance service established through the Fire Company.

His hobbies included restoring old cars, cutting wood at the cabin and having a cold beer with friends. His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mr. Hoy is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Sharon (Haller) Hoy; children Julie (John) Perry, James (Cody) Hoy Jr., Jay (Patricia) Hoy; grandchildren John Henry (Kirsten) Perry; Casey Hoy; Hudson Hoy; Fenton Hoy; sisters Judy Dubois, Annette Miller and Karen Balduf; along with many nieces and nephews.  

There will be no prior calling hours, a Celebration of Life will be determined for a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions. He will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, Bennington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bennington Volunteer Fire Company, 1315 Clinton St. Rd. Attica, NY 14011; Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011 or to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

michaels.jpg  Nancy L. Michaels, 81, of Batavia passed away on October 11, 2020 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on November 7, 1938 in Collins, NY to the late Alfred and Agnes (Johnson) Warner.

Nancy was a graduate of the University at Buffalo. She worked for many years as a Medical Secretary for two different Surgeons at the VA Hospital in Batavia. Nancy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she belonged to the Attica Golf Club and loved to bake, cook and raised African Violets in the house. She enjoyed Art, painting and quilting.

She is survived by her husband; Brent Michaels of Batavia; children Amy (Jon) Hathaway of Attica, Chris Michaels of Arcadia and John Michaels of Batavia; Four grandsons Christopher Berardini, Colin (Morgan) Berardini, Alexander (Katherine) Berardini and Tyler Michaels; a Granddaughter Vaida Almeter; a great-grandson Aiden Berardini.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research www.cancer.org. 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.

East Pembroke - Norman Dusen, 80 of East Pembroke, passed away on Wednesday, (October 7, 2020) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Dusen was born January 6, 1940 in Batavia, a son of the late Lloyd and Lois (Scoins) Dusen.

Mr. Dusen was a member of the Oakfield United Methodist Church.  He was a lifetime member of the East Pembroke Fire Department, Oakfield Rod & Gun Club, and Godfrey's Pond.  He was a member of the Genesee Society of Model Engineers in Oakfield.  He is a former member of Pioneer Youth Athletics where he was a Football Commissioner and Softball Coach, he is a former Boy Scout Leader in South Byron and East Pembroke.

The Dusen family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of UMMC's 2nd Floor, the ICU, and Wound Clinic.

Norman is the husband of Marilyn (Jackett) Dusen.

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Lynda Dusen of Stafford and Timothy Dusen of East Pembroke; his sister, Elaine (Tony) Barniak of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Shirley Jackett of Hornell.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Gary and Kenneth Jackett.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 17, 2020  from 10:00 am  to 12:00 pm  at Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street in Oakfield where Norman's Funeral Service will immediately follow at 12:00 pm. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Pembroke Fire Department, Oakfield United Methodist Church, or PHS Pink Game.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the church will be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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.

Arlene  M.  Demarest, 86, of Batavia, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Arlene was born January 16, 1934 in North Java, a daughter of the late LeeRoy and Ethel (Whitcomb) Duckworth.

Arlene enjoyed being outside, gardening and flowers.

Surviving are her daughter, Karen (John) Gallo of Batavia; grandchildren, Amy (Charles) Hathaway of Churchville and Jason (Amanda) Gallo of LeRoy; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Makenna and John "Jack"; a sister, Carol (Frank) Aquino of Elba; sisters-in-law, Ruth Duckworth of Oregon and Betty Duckworth of Batavia; a brother-in-law, Bill Snyder of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.

Arlene is the wife of the late Robert Demarest and sister of the late Clara Snyder, Cleta Davis, Oma Reddick, Ida Duckworth, Harold Duckworth, Willard Duckworth, Paul Duckworth, Carl Duckworth, Howard Duckworth, Raymond Duckworth, Irene Duckworth and Ida Duckworth.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Arlene 's Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street Road, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, NE Regional Office, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037, https://www.lupus.org/northeast/home-ne.  

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

Arrangements for Arlene were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Batavia - James  R.  Fargo, 68 of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, (October 6, 2020) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Fargo was born September 12, 1952 in Batavia,  a son of Mary (Grace) Fargo of Pembroke and the late Warren Fargo.

James served his country honorably with the Air Force and enjoyed building models and collecting sports memorabilia.  He was an avid bowler, Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.  Mr. Fargo and his wife, Amy also enjoyed traveling.  

He is the husband of Amy (Wolfe) Buck Fargo of Batavia.

Surviving along with his wife and mother are his children, Jason (Jennifer) Buck and Janice (Christopher) Hare both of Batavia; grandchildren, Amanda (Ifran) Figueroa of Virginia, Christopher (Paige) Hare of North Carolina, Matthew Hare, Brandon Buck, Camryn Buck, and Liam Hare all of Batavia; a great-grandson, Mateo Figueroa; a brother-in-law, Bob Clement of Stafford.  Several nieces also survive.

Preceded in death by his sister, Karen Clement.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 14, 2020  from 4:00 pm  to 7:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia.  James' Funeral Service will be held privately for his family.  Burial will be in the future Western New York Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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

wendell1.jpg  Wendell Newton Bryan was born on December 23, 1953 in Batavia, NY. He was the fourth son of seven children. Wendell transitioned to eternal life on October 7, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Sydney mother, Elaine; brothers Sedley, Everett, Jerome, Nigel Bryan.

Wendell began his Christian journey as a small child at East Bethany Presbyterian Church in East Bethany N.Y., He met the Love of his life at a young age, his wife Melinda Bryan, and this union was blessed with three boys and one daughter. 

While attending Pavilion Central School. He was a Master Wrestler and loved music. Wendell played the organ, keyboard, drums and guitar. He graduated from Madison High School in Rochester, N.Y. While he lived in Jamaica, W.I. as a young child and went to school there, that's where he picked up his wrestling skills and mischievousness. So back he came with his brother Everett and he never got on a plane again. He was a hard worker and could fix and build anything. 

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife; Melinda Bryan; three Beloved sons Mr. Andre' Bryan, Mr. Julian Bryan, Mr. Devin Bryan; One daughter Celina Bryan; grandchildren; Tezni Bryan, Julionna Bryan, Sophia Bryan; Great grandchildren,  Dre’dyn and Zariella; Two sisters; Leonie Bryan Beecher, Michelle (Candy) Bryan Wattley (Kenneth) and step-sister Vivienne Myers and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 11:00AM-12:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00PM Funeral Service will follow the visitation at the Funeral Home. Wendell will be laid to rest in East Bethany Cemetery.

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. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia. 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.

kalicki_janice_-_photo1.jpgJanice M. Kalicki, 94 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 6th, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She was born April 22nd, 1926 in Batavia NY, a daughter of the late Edgar and Oloween Burbee Domm.

Janice began her working career as a telephone switchboard operator and quickly moved up to the position of supervisor. More recently she was well-known for her 20 years of volunteer work at My Sister's Closet which was part of the YWCA, overseeing the jewelry display and donations. She received recognition from President George W. Bush for her many years of selfless volunteer work. She always enjoyed shopping for antiques and spent many years attending auctions.  She was a devoted mother and wife, a talented seamstress and loved to cook and bake pies and other treats for her family and friends. In later years she became known as "the crossword queen" as she was a whiz at solving crossword puzzles. She enjoyed many meals at Settlers and Sport of Kings, local diners where everyone knew her and she would browse the newspapers for the puzzles.

She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Kalicki, son Eric Kalicki, daughter Laurie  Kalicki, siblings Jack Domm from Houston Texas, Joyce Motz of Batavia New York, and Joanne Gerhardt of Auburndale Florida.

Survivors include her daughters Candace Bullock and Beth Gregory, both of Colorado, grandson Christopher Bullock and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation and services will be private for the convenience of the family and friends with burial at Grandview Cemetery.

Expressions of condolence 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.

 

 

Margery F. Bridge, 78, of Batavia, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.
 
Marge was born on February 17, 1942 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Richard and Irma Stone Babel. She was predeceased in death by her brothers Ernie Babel and Charles Babel.
 
Marge worked as an accountant for the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. She was a member of CSEA Union and the Corfu United Presbyterian Church. Marge was very talented at sewing and arts and crafts. Her beautiful handiwork was brought to life in the handmade puppets and stage she made for the Sunday School children at church and Marge helped them put on several productions. She also loved to collect and refurbish silhouette pictures.
 
Marge is survived by her daughter, Bonita (Aaron) Cornelius; her son, Aaron Bridge; her dedicated caregiver and companion, Robert Babel; her brother, Gary (Sue) Babel and her sisters, Sharon (Phil) Kennedy and Judy (late Dick) Rodgers. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
 
Friends may call Friday, October 9, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. A brief prayer service will follow at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036.

Mary Cecere, 96, of Batavia, faithful wife and devoted mother of 7 died Tuesday October 6th 2020 at 5:55 a.m. peacefully in her sleep at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia, NY.  Mary was born May 15th 1924. Mary is predeceased by her husband Louis Cecere (October 12, 2004) and by her parents Thomas Glannan and Ellen Dilworth Glannan, as well as three sisters and one brother, in addition to in-laws Angelo and Adeline Sangus Cecere.

Survived by a sister, Margaret in the UK, and children Thomas (Felicia), Albert, Louis, Mary Lou (Darryl), Ellen, Margaret, and Peter (Kathleen). Survived also by 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  

Her life was devoted to her family and her Roman Catholic faith as well as her native English heritage. She was an active member of the St. Joseph’s Church choir for many many years as well as the Catholic Daughters. Mary was also a loyal and longtime employee of Combs, Forsyth, and Phillips Veterinarians.

Due to COVID 19 and the mandated regulations, Mary's Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately by her immediate family at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph's Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Elementary School, 2 Summit Street, Batavia, NY 14020, Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements for Mary were entrusted to the Bohm-Calaro-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

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