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shults1.jpg Sally M. Shults, 87, of Batavia passed away on September 24, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 20, 1932 in Oakfield, the daughter of the late Hiram and Fannie (Casper) Sumeriski.

In addition to her parents, Sally is predeceased by her husband; Delton Shults; brothers Clarence, Floyd, Cedric, Edward and Donald; sisters Eloise Blackburn, Adaline Sulimowicz, Betty Sumeriski and Shirley Weber; son-in-law Matthew Burns and great-grandchilden Frank Raymond Ball and Addie Marie Burns.

Sally enjoyed traveling, going to the casino and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters; Cynthia (Stephen) Hall, Cathy Burns and Cheryl (Robert) Ball; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and her long time companion, Paul Nonnenberg.

There will be no prior calling hours per Sally’s request. She will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield at the convenience of her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

waldron_2.jpg James Waldron, 80, of Utica and Ocala, FL, passed away on Monday September 23, 2019 at Faxton St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford. He was born on August 7, 1939 in Batavia to the late Horace and Mary Catherine (Mckenna) Waldron. James is predeceased by his siblings; Fawn Coughlin, Loretta Bauer, Winifred Cook, Horace Waldron, Patrick Waldron, Dennis Waldron.

James was a United States Army Veteran. He worked at the Utica Psychiatric Center for 38 years. He will be remembered as a wonderful and loving brother and uncle.

He is survived by his siblings; Joyce Harezga, Benjamin Waldron, Christine Moore and Margaret Gilchrist; nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 1, 2019 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:30PM Graveside Service with Military Honors will immediately follow the visitation at Morganville Cemetery on Morganville Rd. in Stafford, NY where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stanley Theatre 261 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13501 www.thestanley.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

marie.jpg Marie B. Niles, age 82 of Silver Springs, NY formerly of Castile, passed away on Sunday September 22, 2019 at Highland Hospital in Rochester.  She was born in Buffalo, NY on March 19, 1937 a daughter to the late Arthur “Jack” and Dorothy (Radder) Cady.

She was a 1955 graduate of East High School in Buffalo. In her teens Marie was a camp counselor for Camp Fire Girls, after graduation she worked as a long-distance telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. in downtown Buffalo. Marie worked as an inventory clerk for Fisher Price and Sears, but mostly worked in retail working for retailers Murphy’s 5 & 10, Grants, Sattler’s and Picture Island and retired from the former Champion Products Factory Outlet Store in Geneseo. A big part of her career was owning and operating Shado Lawn Dairy Farm in Delevan until 1976 and then Shado Lawn Strawberry Farm which later developed into Shado Lawn Farm Market in Castile with her late husband. In the fall the market became an attraction to many for the Pumpkin Tree they put together. After retirement she returned back to work working for Dollar Tree in Warsaw and for Letchworth State Park in camp contact.  Marie was a member of the NYS Federation of Home Bureau since 1971 in Machias, Gainesville and Perry. She enjoyed cake decorating, learning to do many crafts which she started but didn’t always finish, gardening, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children: Douglas (Ellen) Kelsey of Austin, TX., Mary “Peggy” (Jon Kersh) Gilbert of Arcade, Laurie (Ron) Falconer of Arcade, Joshua (Sandra) Kelsey of Boynton Beach, Fl., Michael (Margo Doughty) Niles of Perry, Nancy (Joseph) Cappadonia of Castile, siblings: Peg Germann of Cheektowaga, John (Bonnie) Cady of Rushford, Michael (Patricia) Cady of Cuba, Dorothy Krucynski of East Aurora, Randy (Maryann) Cady of SC., In-laws: Bernice (Raymond Burdick of Canaseraga, Amy (Duke) Bowman of Wyoming, Melvin (Marcia) Niles of Perry, Marvin (Ann) Niles of Warsaw, Pearl (Joseph) Eliasz of NJ, 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Ervin A. Niles who passed away in 2015, son: Matthew H. Niles, grandchildren: Naish Cappadonia and Rachel Niles, and In-law: Louis Germann, Lois (David) Price.

Family and friends may call from 7-9pm on Friday Sept. 27th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry and on Saturday Sept. 28th from 9-11am where funeral services will follow at 11am. She will be laid to rest in Siloam Cemetery in Freedom.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fries Family (to benefit Marie’s nephew “Luke Fries” who is battling cancer) 8584 Jackson Hill Rd. Friendship, NY 14739. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

j._lounsberry_2.jpg  Jackson R. “Jake” Lounsberry, 30, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Attica, NY. He was born on February 20, 1989 in King City, California to Kenneth and the late Cherylynn (Van Nostrand) Lounsberry.

Jake was a loving and devoted son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend and neighbor. He was a talented artist and musician. He could fix anything!!He loved to walk in the woods and enjoy nature. Jake was known for his sense of humor and his fun-loving personality. Jake enjoyed skateboarding, drawing, painting, playing guitar, concerts, kayaking, bonfires with friends, and gazing up at the night stars.  He touched many lives and was a caregiver to all. His legacy and kindness will live on and will forever be close to many hearts.

Jake is survived by his father, Kenneth R. Lounsberry; his brother, Clayton (Courtney) Lounsberry; sister, Tamara Klaple; grandmother, Margaret Van Nostrand; his great aunt, Kay Van Nostrand; aunts, Cheryl (Ralph) Beckley, Denise Lounsberry- Saunders; uncles, Richard Woika, Jack (Kathy) Woika, James T. Lounsberry, William G. Lounsberry, and Jeff Van Nostrand; and special cousins, Josh Woika and Madison Van Nostrand, many cousins, relatives and friends.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11-1 pm at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 1 pm at the funeral home. 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.


LeRoy- Henry R. Klein, 94, of LeRoy, longtime resident of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center.

Henry was born June 12, 1925, in Batavia, a son of the late John and Margaret Winling Klein.

He retired from the City of Batavia Fire Department after 30 years of service. For over 20 years, he ran a fire extinguisher sales and service business throughout the community. A life-long member of St. Joseph's Church, he was a member of the American Legion and a life member of the DAV. He and his wife were avid square-dancers who enjoyed camping. He proudly served his country with the United States Navy during World War II and stormed Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion in France.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Kelley Klein, whom he married January 17, 1953; his daughters; Christine (Charles) Kuehl of East Bethany and Barbara (Paul) Hart of San Antonio, Texas; his son; David Klein of Groveland, Florida; six granddaughters; Jennifer Nagelhout, Stacey (Kelly) Mileham, Melissa (Christopher) Lacey, Ruth (Roger) Rodriguez, Amy (George) DeRosa and  Paula (JR) Rodriguez; nine great-grandchildren; his sister; Veronica Miller; his sisters-in-law; Celia Klein and Daisy Klein, and several nieces and nephews. 

He is predeceased by his brothers; Donald, Joseph, Edward, Cornelius and Paul Klein and his sisters; Helen Zorn, Cecilia Zackey, Eileen Amedick, Margaret Radice, Henrietta Imbrecht and Regina Redivivo.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation. Fr. Ivan Trujilio will be officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Henry's memory may be made to the activities fund at the New York State Veteran's Nursing Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

graber.jpegJEANNE MARIE GRABER ~ Age 83, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday September 22, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Jeanne was born March 20, 1936 in Niles, Ohio to the late Edward and Kathleen (Gratz) McConnell also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Jean Graber and sister, Lynne Black.

Mrs. Graber was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) for many years, she held many civil service positions in the area and was a tireless advocate for youth sports. She was one of the original board members of GAHA (Genesee Amateur Hockey Association) and GASA (Genesee Amateur Soccer Association) as her children participated along with being a volunteer with both and Genesee Community Action as well.  

Surviving are her loving children, Gary Graber of Darien, Timothy (Lisa) Graber of Lockport, Jane Graber of Batavia, Donald (Lori) Graber of OH and Anthony (Jessica) Graber of NC along with 9 cherished grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.

Please join the Graber family in celebrating Jeanne’s Mass of Christian Burial 9:30a.m. Saturday September 28, 2019 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’ Site). Memorials in her memory are suggested to the Batavia Ramparts/GAHA PO Box 9 Batavia, New York 14021.

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


Jacqueline A.A. Bates, 58 of Corfu, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Jacqueline was the daughter of the late Edward and Claudia (Wittman) Alexander. She was predeceased by a granddaughter Willow Godlove.

Jacqueline was a merchandiser for Hallmark Cards for 25 years. Jacqueline was positive and kind and loved to make people feel welcome and loved. 

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Donald A. Bates; three children, Alex Bates, Jessica Meland and Shannon Godlove; her son-in-law, Matthew Godlove; five grandchildren, Alexandria, Jade, Maddox, Harper and Ivy; her Uncle Bob and Aunt Gerry Alexander; a sister-in-law, Cindy (Barry) McCracken and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call Friday, September 27th from 4 to 8 p.m and Saturday from 11a.m to 1 p.m at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Services will follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS of Upstate New York

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





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