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LUCILE M. (NORTON) LESSORD ~ Age 94, of Batavia, died Wednesday September 11, 2019 at the NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia. She was born in Middlebury, NY on December 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Lloyd B. and Lila M. (Fullington) Akin also preceded in death by children, Donna, Alton, Gregory and David Norton; brother, Lloyd Akin, Jr. and sister-in-law, Sandy Manley.

Lucille was an active member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, David Lessord of Batavia; children, Judith Harding of Batavia, Donald (Sue) Norton of Batavia, Suzanne (Charles) Crosley of Warsaw and Kenneth (Patty) Norton of LeRoy; sister-in-law, Rhoda Beabout of Brockport; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren with 2 more arriving soon; several nieces and nephews.

Lucile’s family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday September 28, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall 3601 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services will begin at 3p.m. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses c/o of the Kingdom Hall.

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


ron_williams.jpgRonald J. Williams – Age 86, of Batavia, passed away comfortably Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at Leroy Village Green Nursing Home. Mr. Williams was born in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Joseph L. and Cecelia E. (Romasser) Williams, also preceded in death by the love of his life, Anita M. (Platt) Williams in 2009 and sister, Norma O’Connor.

Mr. Williams is survived by his loving and only daughter, Christine J. (David) O’Geen of Batavia; brother, John C. (Sharon) Williams of Rochester; sister, Jo Ann (Thomas) Saltsgiver of Pa.; grandchildren, Jacqueline J. O’Geen of Tonawanda, Scott W. O’Geen of Batavia and great-granddaughter, Kamrie L. O’Geen of Tonawanda, along with several nieces and nephews.

Ron’s family will receive friends from 10 – 11a.m. along with a Celebration of Life immediately following the visitation on Saturday September 28, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery with full military honors.

Barbara “Bobbie/Barb” (Herzog) Clark of Buffalo, NY, Sept 23, 2019, at 82 years of age. Resided in Corfu for 35 years, and Leisurewood Park, Akron, NY and Naples, FL later in life.  Barbara graduated from Alfred State in 1957. She married the love of her life in 1958 and enjoyed more than 61 years of marriage and five children. Barbara was a devout Christian and lifelong member of the Catholic Church.  Barbara was known to help anyone that needed it. She was everything to everybody.  She enjoyed social activities being with friends and liked to play cards. She especially loved spending time with family.  
Survivors include: husband Elwood Clark; children Christopher Clark, Matthew Clark (Linda), Gregory Clark (Michelle), Elizabeth Weydig (Steven) and Aaron Clark (Corey); 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 34 nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Thursday, September 26th from 2 - 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY.  A Celebratory Mass of Barbara's life will be held at 10 AM Friday, September 27, 2019 at St. Teresa Catholic Church 5771 Buell Street,  Akron, NY with burial to follow at Cold Springs Cemetery, Lockport, NY

LeRoy ~ Herbert Earl Pfaff, age 87, of E. Bethany-LeRoy Road, passed away Sunday afternoon (September 22, 2019) at home surrounded by his loving family.

     He was born March 29, 1932 in Batavia, a son of the late Lloyd and Beatrice Proper Pfaff.

     Herb was a lifetime farmer, electrician, carpenter and true jack of all trades.  He loved spending time with family, playing sports, fishing, traveling and of course, working on the farm.  Herb was an animal lover and always enjoyed his many pets.

     Herb is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Donna; his five children, Jeffery (Sharon), Gregory (Sue), Douglas (Lorie), Daniel (Sally) and Kathleen (Paul); loving grandchildren; siblings, Pat, Nancy (Keith), Ginger (Ken), Richard (Ann), Shirley (Loren) and sister-in-law Joan Ridd, along with many nieces and nephews.  Herb had many close friends and a special thank you to his caregivers, Missy, Mandy, Michele and Lexy.

     Per Herb's wishes, there will be no calling hours and a private service will be held for the immediate family.

     Donations in memory of Herb may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, N.Y. 14450

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

     Mr. Pfaff and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy. 585-768-2400

LeRoy ~ Michael T. Leubner, age 21, of Linwood Road, passed away Wednesday evening (Sept. 18, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

     He was born December 9, 1997 in Batavia, a son of Robert W. Leubner and Charlene Griffith Cross.

     Michael will be remembered for his caring and sharing attitude.  He would do anything for anyone.  He enjoyed the outdoors - hunting, fishing, dirt bike racing and motocross.  His biggest passion though, was his loving baby boy, Ashton.

     He is survived by his father, Robert Leubner of LeRoy; mother, Charlene (Mark) Cross of Oakfield; sister, Traci (Zachary) Bosinski of Friendship, NY; son, Ashton Leubner; companion, Emily Batzel of Avon; grandfather, Basil Leubner; grandmothers, Judith Norton Harding and Barbara Cooper Griffith, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1 ~ 4 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

     Flowers are gratefully declined, with memorials suggested to the family c/o P.O. Box 187, LeRoy, N.Y.  14482.

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

Elizabeth A. "Betsi" Osterman, age 64, of Wyoming, NY, passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2019 under the care of her loving family and hospice.

She was born September 16, 1955 in New York City, daughter of the late Anna Elizabeth Glazer.

Betsi was a veteran of the U.S. Army. She worked for many years at the Wyoming County Jail in Warsaw and in more recent years, worked as a custody officer at the Batavia Federal Detention Center prior to her retirement.

Betsi was a life member of the Wyoming Hook & Ladder Company where she served as a firefighter, EMT and EMT captain. She was a proud 9/11 first responder from Wyoming County.

With her husband, Gary, Betsi cared for over 50 foster children over a 10-year span. She also had a great love for all animals, especially her birds, and at one time owned and operated an exotic pet shop. Betsi was also very proud of her 2010 Camaro Transformer Bumble Bee vehicle.

Betsi’s life was guided by her deep devotion to her Lord. It showed in her service to her community and her love for her family. She had a great fondness for Israel and made several trips to the Middle East and the Holy Land.

Surviving are: her husband of 42 years, Gary Osterman; her children, Kristen (Jeffrey) Wysocki, of Wyoming, and Aaron (Lindsay) Osterman, of Batavia; grandchildren, Conner, Rylee and Aaron II; her brother, Edward (Becky) White, of Pennsylvania; her mother-in-law, Betty (the late Wallace) Osterman, of Wyoming; brothers-in-law, Karl (Melody) Osterman, of Pavilion, Jim (Mary Jane) Osterman, of Florida; sister-in-law, Judy (Mike) Strathearn, of Wyoming; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. A firefighter’s memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Betsi’s funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wyoming, Main St., Wyoming. Burial will follow in Wyoming Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 450 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569 or the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240. Online condolences at www.robinsonandhackemer.com.

Oakfield - Juanita A. Brooks, 93, of Oakfield, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at her home under the care of her family and HomeCare and Hospice.

Juanita was born December 5, 1925, in Butler, the daughter of the late Aaron and Florence (Finch) Thomas.

Juanita was a member of the Oakfield United Methodist Church since 1936, where she was the choir director.  She founded the Smiling Dry Bones, was on the board for the Office for the Aging, a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Lions Club, where she served as the zone chairman.  Juanita was also the choir director at the Elba United Methodist Church and was a secretary at the former American Stone Mix in Batavia.  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Juanita loved her roses and animals, especially birds.

Survivors include her husband, Wilfred Brooks of Oakfield, whom she married on October 24, 1947; children, Craige Brooks of Oakfield, Braad (Dianne) Brooks of Oakfield, Linne (late Gordon) Hopkins of Dansville and Heather Brooks of Oakfield; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street in Oakfield, where services will be held at 6:00 p.m. also on Monday.  Juanita will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield. 

Memorial contributions in Juanita's memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. 

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

angel.jpgAlberta M. Strauss, 79 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born October 13, 1939 in Batavia to the late Elmer (Ruth Dunn) Shultz. She is preceded in death by two husbands, Carl Cropo and Charles Strauss; daughter Michelle Cropo and her brother Robert Dixon.  

Mrs. Strauss retired from Valeo in Rochester, she worked there for many years while it was Delco. Alberta was fiercely independent, strong willed and a lover life.  

She is survived by her son Michael (Ellen) Cropo of Hamlin; sister Margaret (Stephen) Delaney of Hamlin; grandchildren Carl and Alex Cropo along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 2 to 5 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association at www.lung.org or a charity of the donor’s choice. 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.

johnson_elaine_-_photo2.jpgElaine Canfield Johnson, 77 of Florida and formerly of Batavia, NY, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2019 in Florida.

She was born September 26, 1941 in Medina, NY, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Lavona Canfield.

Elaine worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a registrar, until her retirement. She relocated from Batavia to Florida in 1986, where she married Joe Johnson, WWII Bronze star recipient and who worked with McDonell Douglas on the Saturn 5 missions.

Survivors include her son, Lawrence (Susan) Grzebielucha and granddaughter, Sarah Evans, all of Houston, Texas. Daughter, Sharon Cino; grandchildren, Stacey Drozdowski, Stephanie Hoyt and great-grandchildren, Noah Bellinger, Robert Drozdowski and Rowyn Drozdowski, all of Batavia, NY. Daughter, Barbara (Greg) Totten; grandchildren, Gregory Totten and Jonathan Totten, all of Batavia, NY.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Johnson.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (September 21st) from 9am-10am at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, were a memorial service will commence at 10am. Interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery, Medina, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




BATAVIA - Dorothy P. Hollis, 98, of Batavia, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion.

Dorothy was born January 24, 1921, in Lebanon, PA, a daughter of the late Marvin and Martha (Dillinger) Silvis.

She was a Charter Member of the Living Water's Church in LeRoy.

She was the wife of the late Carl M. Hollis who died on January 14, 2004.

Survivors include a son, Gordon (Betty) Hollis of Marysville WA; 4 daughters, Karen (Daniel) Schultz of Lyndonville, Charlene Frazer of Houston TX, Kathie Hollis of Cape Coral FL and Jeanette (Dennis) Ryder of Spencerport; a daughter-in-law Karrie Hollis of Ft. Collins, CO; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her son Roger Hollis; her brothers, Kenneth Silvis and Howard Silvis and her sisters Elizabeth Beatty, Mabel Allen and Doris Henneman.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia where services for Mrs. Hollis will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jack Hempfling officiating.  Memorials are suggested to Living Waters Church, 30 Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or to Hospice of Orleans County, Inc. 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY 14411.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or Light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.





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