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Batavia - John F. Torcello, II, 71 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, (April 29, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy.

Mr. Torcello was born November 19, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late John F. Torcello Sr. and Alice (Houck)Torcello.

John loved to paint, idolized Bob Dylan, and was a Bills and Yankees fan. In his younger years he enjoyed golfing.

Surviving is Janine Torcello of LeRoy; his daughter, Brooke (Deson) Tubbins of Batavia; grandchildren, D.J. and Ayla Tubbins; a sister Josephine Jackett of Batavia.

He is preceded in death by a brother, James Torcello.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 12:00 pm  to 2:00 pm  at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main Street in Batavia, where  John 's Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. 

Please note the funeral home will be restricted to 50% its normal capacity throughout the course if visitation and the funeral service. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

samuelson_lily_-_photo.jpgOn February 13, 2020 Lily Hilda Viola (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 Monday (May 10th), 11:00am at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Rd, Batavia, NY. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNREAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

alexislburket.jpegAlexis L. Burket, 24 of Varysburg, passed away April 28, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born on August 21, 1996 in Buffalo to John J. (Vincenza “Vinnie” Sciandra) Burket of Varysburg.

We lost our angel Wednesday. Words can’t even express how much we love you Lexi. You changed our lives forever & touched every person that met you. Walking you across the stage at graduation keeps replaying in my head. Mom and Dad were so proud of you and that day was so special to our family. We’re gonna miss hearing Lion King blaring in your room and you dancing to Dixie Chicks & Shania Twain. It’s so hard to say you’re in a better place but I know you are. We miss you and will think about you every day for the rest of our lives. I hope you’re listening to your music & playing with all our doggies who are in heaven with you. We love you Lexi, our beautiful angel.

Along with her loving parents she is survived by her sister Hannah Burket of Batavia, grandmother Patricia Baumgarten of Strykersville and aunt Robyn Hatley of Strykersville.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A private Celebration of Life will be held for the family. She will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

The Funeral Home will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SABAH, Spirited Athletes, Bold at Heart, 2607 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14207. 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.

carolachilds.jpgCarol A. Childs, 80, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born July 12, 1940 in Batavia, daughter of the late Joseph (Carmel Cappiello) Messina. She is preceded in death by her husband David Childs in 2008 and a sister Sara Petroline.  

Carol worked for many years at OTB, she was an industrious and dedicated worker. She loved children, animals and expressed a deep appreciation of nature. Carol was a very caring woman that placed others above herself. She was a devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by her sons Mark and Michael Childs of Batavia, sister Frances (John) Nowak of E. Amherst, along with several nieces and nephews.  

An 11:00 AM Celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Carol will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

The funeral home will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 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.

nogueira.jpg Tereza E. Nogueira, 80, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Tereza was born in 1940 in Salvador City, Brazil, daughter of the late Francisco (Silveria DeJesus) Nogueira. She is preceded in death by her sisters; Aida and Lucia Nogueira.

Tereza came to the United States in 1961 and has resided in Batavia since then. She worked at St. Jerome’s Hospital until she retired. Tereza enjoyed traveling, cooking and helping others.

She is survived by her sisters; Lueza (Richard) Dunn; Laurentina Rosa of Batavia; brother Edwardo (Ruth) Nogueira; niece Lorie Nogueira of Oakfield, along with family living in Brazil.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday May 5th, 2021 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 immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. Tereza will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.
The funeral home will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation 127 North St. in Batavia. 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.

Dennis M. Giles, 74, of Oakfield, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Dennis was born January 9, 1947 in Buffalo, a son of the late Eileen (Cleworth) Knaus.

Dennis was a member of the American Legion and the Alabama Basom United Methodist Church.  He was a NASCAR fan who enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and hunting.  Dennis was an avid collector. A veteran, Dennis served with the United States Navy. He sold trucks at Bison Ford  in the 70's and then moved to heavy duty truck part sales and then sales manager at various companies in the last years of his career.

Surviving are his wife, Anita Giles of Oakfield; son, David (Charmaine Bartolomei) Giles of Oakfield; brother, Jeff Giles of Orchard Park; sister, Jeanine Bailey of Hamburg; sister-in-law, Sandra Trimmer of Oakfield; step-granddaughter, Malena Bartolomei; nieces and nephews, Stacy, Jamie, Jessie, Emily Trimmer, Christopher (Joliene) Pritchard, Nicholas (Sarah Wilder) Pritchard and Jeremy (Jennifer) Pritchard and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceded in death by his brother, Gary Giles.

Dennis's Memorial Service is by invitation only.  His service can be viewed live Monday at 5:00 p.m. by logging onto https://www.bataviafuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Dennis-Giles/.  Private burial will be in Alabama Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021,www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.  

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

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

eugenensmith.jpegEugene N. Smith, 82, of Attica, passed away peacefully at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. He was born on July 25, 1938 in Buffalo to to the late Felix (Harriett Bryant) Smith. He is preceded in death by grandson Aiden Durmotte Smith, siblings, Paul, Willard, Joseph, Bernard and John Smith; Agnes Ortez, Margaret Reddus, Barbara Cambell.

Mr. Smith was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Janet (Nicholson) Smith of Attica, children, Gordon (Roseanne) Smith of Lancaster, Kathleen (Anthony) Cangianiello of Java, James Smith of Attica, Andrew (Julie) Smith of Lancaster, sister Eileen (Vincent) Ventien of Tonawanda; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 4th at Sts Joachim & Anne RC Church, 50 East Ave., Attica, NY 14011.

The church will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

siuta.jpg  Doris A. Siuta, 64, of Perry passed away on April 27, 2021. She was born on January 15, 1957 to the late Edward and Rose (Pirro) Siuta.

Doris loved bowling, the Buffalo Bills and listening to music, especially Elvis Presley.

She is survived by her siblings; Raymond (Deborah) Siuta of Wyoming, NY, and Lorraine Hough of Waxhaw, NC; a niece Lynne (Scott) Herr and nephews; Ray (Lisa) Siuta and Erik (Ashley) Siuta; 2 great nieces Ella and Maddie Siuta and a great-nephew Noah Herr.

Friends are invited to call on Monday May 3, 2021 from 10:00-11:30AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00PM noon Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. Doris will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

The funeral home and church will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming 18 Main St. Mt. Morris, NY 14510  www.lwarc.org. 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.

George H. Yager, 69 years of Goodyear Lake and formerly of Byron passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his home.

He was born September 30, 1951 in Fulton the son of the late Rev. George Howard and Edna (Topliffe) Yager.

George served his country in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. 

George was 1969 graduate of Alexander Central School and a 1981 Genesee Community College graduate with and associates degree in model making.

After moving to Goodyear Lake from Byron, George began working at ONC BOCES as a teacher’s aide. George enjoyed model making, photography, riding an ATV, watching NASCAR, boating and jet skiing on the lake and hosting his annual 4th of July gatherings. 

He was a member of the Veterans Association, the Goodyear Lake Association and ONC BOCES.

George is survived by his two sons, David and Mariana Yager and Michael and Laura Yager of Ft. Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Lucas, Julia, Sophia, Micaela and Emilia Yager; the mother of his children, Judy Yager of Byron; and one sister, Alice and Raymond Barone of Penn Yan.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM. A private celebration of life service with Rev. Stephen D. Fournier officiating.

For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to either Goodyear Lake Association, PO Box 62, Colliersville, New York 13743 or to the Yager family in loving memory of George H. Yager.

To send the family an online condolence please visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

It is with deep sadness that the family of Scott Christopher Brown II ("Scooter") announce his unexpected death on April 21, 2021.

Scott is the son of Scott C. Brown, Lobelville, Tenn., and the brother of Abigayle R. Brown, Charlotte, N.C.

Scott was born on May 5, 1988 and graduated from Pembroke High School in 2006.

He resided in Charleston, S.C., and was a valued member of the "Family" at Oak Steakhouse in Charleston. 

Scott was predeceased by his grandparents "Babe" and "Dolly" Gioia, Jack and Loretta Brown, cousins Teddy Corbett, Jason Gioia, uncles Johnny Gioia and Larry Brown, all of whom were so special to him.

Scooter will be greatly missed by his father Scott (Jean Peca), sister Abigayle (Peter Grollitsch), his loving aunts and uncles, cousins, coworkers and many friends.

Arrangements are currently being finalized and a memorial service/internment will be announced at a future date.

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