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Patrick Marone passed away peacefully at Highland Hospital, Rochester NY, on September 3rd 2021.

Pat was born on Easter Sunday (April 12th) 1925 and was known as Pasquale to his family and friends. He was the youngest boy and 11th of 12 children born to Rosaria and Domenico Marrone. His parents were both born in 1884 in Vasto Marina, Chieti, Italia.

Patrick grew up in Batavia, NY as a devout Catholic. His father was a mason and railroad worker and Pat inherited a strong work ethic and austere style of life –so he was always quick to ensure that his nickels were safe and spent wisely!

Pat attended Batavia High school and was a standout athlete in football, baseball, soccer, basketball and track. The local newspapers were fond of calling him the 'diminutive fullback' and although he was only 5' 7" he often led the basketball team in scoring.  He graduated high school in 1943 and, like his older brothers, enlisted in the Navy. Based on his excellent school grades he was sent to radioman school in Sampson, NY. He left Sampson in April of '44 and deployed to the Pacific out of San Diego. He served on the USS Farenholt as part of the 12th squadron that included the USS McCalla and Woodworth. He served in the navy until April 1946, becoming a WWII veteran. He earned the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the American Theater Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal 6 stars Victory Medal.

After the war Pat attended SUNY Brockport where he met his future wife Mary Cox. He graduated in January 1950 as one of 5 honors students in a class of 63 graduates, with a BS in Education. Mary and Patrick were married in 1951 and became school teachers in Batavia, NY. During that time Pat worked part time on a graduate degree, earning a MS in Education at SUNY Buffalo in 1952.  He taught in the Greece, NY school district for several years.

Pat left teaching in 1974, moved to Florida and became a club pro golfer. He was a scratch golfer for 20+ years and won several local tournaments including the 9th annual ALS Celebrity Golf Classic in 1998.

He will be greatly missed by his partner and dance mate of over 20 years, Lillian Maselli, and her children.  Pat is survived by two sons, Paul (Barb) and Chris (Eliza), and was preceded in death by his son Daniel, his daughter Mary Alice and his brothers and sisters.  He will be missed by his eight grandchildren: Kristy, Brian, and Wendy (Jared) of Rochester NY and Victoria (Marius), Daniel, Linda, Constantino, and Massimo of State College PA. In addition he leaves behind four great granddaughters:  Emily, Erin, Maizie Alice, and Finley Joy.  

Interment Private.  A celebration of life will be held in 2022.  Donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are welcome (https://givenow.lls.org). Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

forsyth.jpg  Donna Jean Forsyth, age 66 of Perry, NY passed away on Monday September 6, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. She was born on December 12, 1954 in Warsaw, NY, a daughter of the late Wayne F. and Onalee G. (Clark) Beeman. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a sister-in-law;Cheryl Beeman.

Donna was a 1972 graduate of Perry Central School. She worked for the former Perry Minimart and Champion Products where she was a supervisor. She currently was working at Tops Market in Warsaw as an office manager. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center and a former volunteer for the Perry Emergency Ambulance. She enjoyed reading books and doing ceramics. Family was the highlight of her life especially her 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: Michael, children: Julie (Shannon Illerbrun) Aaron of Castile, Jeffrey (Tina) Aaron of Warsaw, step-son: Mark Forsyth of Batavia, brother: Gary Beeman of Genoa, Ill., 9 grandchildren: Jennifer, Jonathan and Janeen Young, Brooke (Robert Hall) Allard, Nathaniel (Autumn Scott) Barnes, Bryce and Briana Allard, Emily and Donavyn Aaron, 7 great grandchildren: Logan and Levi Young, Kiersten and Kameron Scott, Derek, Jaxson and Avery Hall, along with many nieces, nephews and friends

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday September 12th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Funeral Services will be held on Monday September 13th at 1:00pm at the First Congregational Church in Perry Center.

Memorial contributions may be made JDRF PO BOX 37920, Boone IA 50037-0920 or visit www.JDRF.org to donate or to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or visit www.cancer.org to donate. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

colopy.png  Brian Arnold Colopy went to be with the lord on August 28th 2021 in Waco, TX at the age of 39. Brian was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Melvin and Mary Colopy and Fred Wehling.

Brian was born October 18th 1981 in Batavia, New York to Arnold and Elaine Colopy. He was a graduate of Oakfield – Alabama High school in 2001. Shortly after graduating, Brian moved to Houston, TX to follow his passion of becoming a funeral director. He accomplished his goal December 16th, 2012, where he graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, TX, with his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service. Brian was a very special part of our family here at McNutt Funeral Home. He enjoyed serving the community of Lufkin, TX while also being a proud member of the Lufkin Rotary Club in his free time. Brian was the gold standard for funeral directors; he was very patient and caring with families, which was something he took great pride in. Although Brian was from New York, he was a tried-and-true Texan. He will be greatly missed.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving girlfriend Christine Caballero, his parents Arnold and Elaine Colopy; his brothers Timothy and Samuel Colopy; his sisters Amanda and Clara Colopy. His long time best friend’s Chrissy McRae-Smith, Todd and Julie Liem. He is also survived by his very caring and loving grandmother Betty Wehling, who he loved dearly.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday September 14, 2021 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM at the Oakfield-Alabama Baptist Church 2210 Judge Rd. Oakfield, NY 14125. A 1:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Church. He will be laid to rest in Indian Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakfield-Alabama Baptist Church 2210 Judge Rd. Oakfield, NY 14125. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to send 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.

lesa.jpg  Lesa J Stockschlaeder, 61, of Attica passed away suddenly on Monday (September 6, 2021). She was born May 8, 1960 in Batavia, daughter of the late Theodore (Teddy) and Alice Schrieber Willard.

Lesa was a fun loving soul; traveling and camping when she could.  Her heart was always in the sands of a beach.  She traveled extensively to Florida to enjoy the warm sands and the ocean and shared that experience with her close friends.  Lesa also enjoyed playing cards with her friends during the winter.  She also loved spending time with her grandson and going to his sporting events. Lesa also volunteered in the Attica Fire Department from September 1984 until 2007.  She was also an 18-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 734.

Lesa is survived by her partner for 13yrs Leo Geitner III, her brother Robert (Catherine) Willard of Attica, son Alex (Skylair) Stockschlaeder and grandson Aiden.  She also has two nieces and two nephews.

There will be a private burial at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica next to her infant sister Alison (deceased Feb 1966). Please join us for a Celebration of Life at the American Legion Post 734 in Attica on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 1pm to 5pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Attica Fire Department Station 1, 11 Water Street Attica, NY 14011 or The American Legion Post 734 - 83 Market Street Attica, NY 14011. For more information or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011

Linford V. "Lin" Gamin of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully Tuesday, (September 7, 2021) at Alzheimers Luxury Care Facility in Las Vegas.

Lin was born April 28, 1942 in Batavia, a son of the late Vernon L. and Gladys A. (Brewer) Gamin.

A retired United States Marine Corps Veteran, he proudly served his country in Vietnam.

He is predeceased by his sisters Grace M. Allen and Bonnie L. Neindorf, and by his grandmother Julia D. Gamin.

Survivors include his two children, Michelle and Teresa and grandson, Dylan, all of North Carolina; his sister, Loretta "Lori" Gamin of Batavia; Nephews, Scott (Sandy) Allen of Basom and Fred (Joellen) Neindorf of Arkansas; Nieces, Sheri Allen of Batavia and Wendy (Terry) Allen-Thompson of Basom; Great-Nephew, Tucker (Susanna) Allen of Basom and Bekki (fiance Danny) Allen of Basom. Long time Best Friend Mike Warner of East Bethany and Life-Long Friend/Cousin, Marilyn Masters of Alaska, one Aunt and many cousins.

Services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Western New York National Cemetery in Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Loretta "Lori" Gamin.

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

 "Always My Hero...My Brother...My Marine"   ❤️

gladyseworthington.jpegGladys E. Worthington, 89 of Bergen, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. She was born January 14, 1932 in Alexander to the late Lewis and Cordelia (Goodman) Wight. She is predeceased by her husband Roy J. Worthington, four brothers, Elmer, Leon, Carlton and Wallace.

Mrs. Worthington worked for many years at Alexander Central School. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist in Williamsville and Sweet Adeline’s Group. Mrs. Worthington loved her flowers and spending time at the family cottage they had on the St. Lawrence River. Her family was the most important part of her life.

Mrs. Worthington is survived by her beloved children, Nancy Worthington of Ceresco, MI, Thomas (Miriam) Worthington of Jay, NY, Stefan (Marlene) Worthington of Alexander, siblings, Winifred Beats of FL, Loren (Bernice) Wight of Bergen, Marian Worthington of Batavia, Shirley (Gary) Goetz of FL, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A Celebration of her Life will immediately follow at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to Boys Town, www.boystown.org, 14100 Crawford St., Boystown, NE 68010. 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.

vereecken.jpg  Troy B Vereecken, 53, of Bergen, (formerly Elba) NY passed away June 11, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family, friends and his endless record collection playing.
Troy was born November 11, 1967 to Sue & Brian Vereecken. He is preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Seefeldt & father Brian Vereecken.

A 1985 graduate of Elba High School, Troy was a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills & the NY Yankees. He absolutely loved to hunt and spending time with his hunting crew. Troy was an amazing cook & baker and would enjoy discussing his BBQ & smoking techniques with his brother-in-law Rick. He leaves behind several very close & amazing friends: Jane & Kris Petote, Donny (Lori) Wray, Frank (Lisa) Penna & Mark (Carol) Benz, who's endless visits, euchre playing and watching cooking shows kept Troy going and laughter in the house.

Troy is survived by his wife of 28 years, Denise (Tracy) Vereecken and his children: Jennifer (Isaiah Mapp) Vereecken formerly of Los Angeles California, Caitlin (Emily) Vereecken of Rochester and Alexander Vereecken of Bergen.

Family and friends are invited to attend a 12:00PM Celebration of Life on Sunday September 12, 2021 at the Elba Fireman’s Recreation Hall 7143 Oak Orchard Rd, Elba, NY 14058.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to send 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.

waters_ray_-_photo1.jpgRay A. Waters, 58 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (September 5, 2021) at his residence under the loving care of his family.

He was born January 4, 1963 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Stanley and Joan Eveleigh Waters.

He is predeceased by his sister, Amy Guthrie; brother, Dusty Waters and canine friend, Lucy.

Ray and his family moved from Watertown to Batavia when he was a young child and graduated from Batavia High School. He then served his country with the U.S. Navy for eleven years. He currently was employed by Byron Bergen Central School District where he worked in the building maintenance department for several years. Ray was an avid Buffalo Sabres fan as him and his wife were season ticket holders, looking for that breakout year.

Most of all, Ray will be remembered for his generosity. Whether it be for his family, friends or neighbors, he was always looking to help others. Always going all out for someone else if it was just to put a smile on their face. Ray was known in his neighborhood for having the most extravagant lighting display for Halloween and Christmas and looking to make the next year bigger and better.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His huge heart, expertise of exterior illumination and laughter will be truly missed by all who knew this great man.

Survivors include his loving wife, Diane T. Waters of Batavia, Son, Matthew Waters of Dallas, TX. Daughter, Samantha (Brandon) Hall of Elba. Grandsons, Gavin, Jaxon and Corbin Hall. Sister, Cindy Ciszkowski of Blasdell. Brothers, Mark (Jennifer) Waters, Lance (Margaret) Waters and Andrew (Janet) Waters, all of Florida. Ray is also survived by several nieces, nephews, family members from England and the “Queen of the House”, Prudence.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (September 17th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY, where a Celebration of Life Service (Otherwise to be known as the final Roast to Ray Waters) will be Saturday at 2pm.

Ray will be laid to rest among his fellow Hero’s in the Western New York National Cemetery.

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.

 

 

A joint memorial service for Sherwin A. “Josh” Radka and Valera D. Radka will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. at The Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Oakfield. Mrs. Radka passed away on March 2, 2021 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home and Mr. Radka passed away on June 22, 2021 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Memorials in their names may be made to The Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Oakfield. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in their names, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

ralph1.png  Ralph D Parise, Jr, 85, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, December 16th. He was the husband of Joan (Meyers). Ralph and Joan were married on June 28th, 1958, celebrating 62 years of marriage. He was born in Alexander on May 20th, 1935, son of the late Ralph and Mary Avino Parise.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by five children, Mary Joan (Jeff) Martin, Helen (Mark) Dickinson, John Parise, Paul Parise and Kathleen (Doug) Boje. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Eric Martin, Joey Dickinson, Elaina Dickinson, Nicholas Martin, Zach Boje and Anna Boje.

Also surviving are sisters, Jovanna (Russell) Pieri, Mary (the late Joseph) Marchese and Amelia (the late Gerald) Sheelar, and several nieces and nephews.

Ralph was predeceased by siblings Frances (Joseph) Cirillo, Carmen (Mary)Parise and Samuel (Patricia) Parise. He was the son-in-law of the late John and Cecilia Meyers. He was also predeceased by several sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita and Asher Borton, Walter and Virginia Meyers, Ann and Gerard Buckenmeyer, Maryknoll Seminarian Jack Meyers and Helen Meyers.

Ralph graduated from Alexander Central in 1953. He volunteered for the Korean War (1954-56). After his service, Ralph was sole proprietor of Parise’s Gas For Less where he started AAA Emergency Towing in Genesee County. He retired at the age of 50 in 1986. After retirement, Ralph enjoyed coaching basketball for the Alexander Central School’s 8th grade boys basketball team. Ralph was a member of Resurrection Parish, earlier serving as an usher for St. Anthony’s Church. He was a 3rd Degree Msgr. Kirby Council Knights of Columbus member. He was also a member of the American Legion Genesee Veterans Club.

The family of Ralph invites you to join them on Saturday September 11, 2021 at 11:00AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s site) 303 East Main St. in Batavia. Ralph will be laid to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu.

Memorials may be made to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-9913. 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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