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paulfrobbins.jpegPaul F. Robbins, 74 of Attica, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1947 in Warsaw, to the late Carl (Lila Stapleton) Robbins. He is preceded in death by his oldest grandchild, Brian Robbins and brother Albert Robbins.

Paul was a proud United States Army Veteran. He worked for Westinghouse before going on to retire from Ed Arnold Scrap Metal. Paul was an avid hunter.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen M. (Reiss) Robbins, son, Michael (Megan) Robbins, daughter Jennifer (James) Robbins all of Attica; 5 grandchildren, Jaelyn, Jerald, Carissa, Allen and Kristopher, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest at 11:00 AM with Military Honors on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 MainStreet, Attica, New York 14011.

Lorraine F. Siuta Hough, 75, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away on Thursday, (August 26, 2021). Until 2017 Lorraine had been a lifelong resident of Genesee County she spent the last 4 years in North Carolina with her daughter and family after the passing of her beloved husband, Douglas A. Hough.

Lorraine was born August 3, 1946 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Pirro) Siuta.

Lorraine retired from United Memorial Medical Center where she worked in the ambulatory surgery department. Before that, while her daughter was in school she worked part time at Alexander Central School as a cashier in the lunch room. She was well loved by the kids. Lorraine was a lifelong member of Batavia Assembly of God church and very involved in many programs at the church during her years there. She served her church in many ways; for many years she taught Sunday school, ran the Missionettes girls club, helped run the Sunday school dept, and sang in the church choir. When she moved to NC, she joined Zamar Church in Lancaster, SC and made many new friends these last 4 years. When the doors were open, she was there. She served the Lord her whole life and loved his church and his people. Always active she was part of a “neighborhood” ladies bible study as well.  

She is survived by her daughter, Lynne (Scott) Herr of Waxhaw, NC, her grandson Noah Herr of Waxhaw. Her brother, Raymond (Deborah) Siuta of Wyoming, NY. Her stepdaughter Sarah VanPragg of Albany, NY. Nephews Ray (Lisa) Siuta and Erik (Ashley) Siuta; 2 great-nieces Ella and Maddie Siuta and 2 step grandsons Devin and Reilly Van Pragg. Brothers-in-law Henry Hough, Paul (Dawn) Hough; sisters-in-law Donna Hough, Rosemary Nobles, Stella Howe, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Douglas A. Hough and her sister Doris A. Siuta.

Due to illness in the family, Lorraine's services will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either one of these charities Lorraine sponsored: Care-A-Van Ministries, PO Box 1611, Batavia NY 14021 (community outreach) or Batavia Assembly of God Church, 24 N. Spruce Street Batavia, NY 14020. Attn: BAG kids area transformation and remodel. (She and her husband Doung, loved to teach Sunday school with young kids.).

Arrangements have been 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.

Mildred C. Stambach, 97, of Batavia passed away on Sunday August 29, 2021 at the Seneca Health Care Center. She was born in Batavia on March 3, 1924 to the late Edward and Louise (Brundage) Allen. In addition to her parents, Mildred is predeceased by her husband; William Stambach who passed away in 1978; siblings Edward Allen, Freeling Allen, Gloria Allen, Florence Wood and Arlene Allen.

Mildred graduated from St. Joseph’s School, Batavia High School and Eastman School of Dental Hygiene. She worked for many years for Dr. Marchese in Batavia. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Summerdale Junction Restaurant and Motel in Harrisburg, PA, along with managing many other restaurants in NYC for years. Her family will be remembered as The Flying Allen’s, a hot air balloon company. She enjoyed traveling, having traveled to every state in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. Mildred also was a part of the history of the early explorers and loved to volunteer at St. Joseph’s Church.

She is survived by her dear nieces; Karen (Christopher) Miller and Millie Pasch; many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters in law and brothers in law, good friends and her Dunkin Donuts friends.

Funeral Services will be private. Mildred will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish (St. Joe’s) 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

Cynthia F. Davis, 66, of Knob Noster, Missouri, formerly of Corfu, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. 

Cynthia was born on July 2, 1955, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Herbert H. Froebel and Joanne Hahn Ferguson. She was a 1973 graduate of Pembroke Central School. A veteran of the Cold War, Cynthia proudly served for over 20 years in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant  Her favored pastimes were painting, crocheting, tatting and spinning but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Cynthia is survived by her mother Joanne Ferguson, her children Dale (Dana) Davis, Noel (Katrisha) Davis and Dana (Morgan Hardman) Davis; grandchildren Erin, Gaiya, Eric, Aaron and a new grandson on the way; siblings Herbert (Cindy) Froebel, Elizabeth (Brian) Miller and Robert (Amy) Froebel. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Burial with full military honors will take place Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Western New York National Cemetery, Indian Falls Road, Corfu, NY.

Bernice E Klein, 95, of LeRoy and longtime resident of Batavia, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021, at Rochester General Hospital.

Bernice was born September 9, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Clara Haller Kelley.

She enjoyed being a homemaker, baking, sewing and gardening. She worked part time for many years at the Daily News. Bernice and her husband Henry, who preceded her in death on September 25, 2019, enjoyed a love of the great outdoors; boating, fishing, skiing, hunting, camping with their grandchildren and traveling in their motor home. Bernice and Henry were avid square dancers and belonged to the Batavia Twirlers.

Survivors include her daughters: Christine (Charles) Kuehl of East Bethany and Barbara (Paul) Hart of San Antonio, Texas; a son , David Klein of Groveland, Florida; six granddaughters; Jennifer Nagelhout, Stacey (Kelly) Mileham; Melissa (Christopher) Lacey, Ruth (Roger) Rodriguez, Amy (George)DeRosa, Paula (JR) Rodriguez; ten great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Daisy Klein, and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brothers Benjamin (Patricia) Kelley, Charles (Sally) Kelley, and sister Florence (Robert) Landcastle.

Friends may call from 5-7 pm on Thursday, September 2 at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott St, Batavia at 10:00 am Friday, September 3, 2021. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia DAV Chapter #166, 3680 Rose Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or American Heart Association of WNY, 5488 Sheridan Dr #300, Williamsville, NY 14221. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Corfu - Patrick  E. Lewis, 52  of Corfu, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, New York.

Pat was born February 28, 1969 in Batavia, a son of the late James V. Lewis and Jean Anne Spath Lewis.
A United States Navy veteran, he proudly served his country from 1987-1995 with the Norfolk Navy Station in Virginia.

Surviving are his wife; Susan E. Junga Lewis; his children; Josh (Nicole) Lewis  of Webster, Karlee Lewis of Corfu and Makenzie Lewis of Gilbert, Arizona; his granddaughter; Tessa Lewis of Webster; siblings; Christopher (Angie) Lewis of Maryland, Kelli Berrios of Florida and Heather (Frank) Markowski of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Pat’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Beverly F. Baumgarte, 73, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the Leroy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility.

Beverly was born July 3, 1948 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Robert and Rita (Dudwick) Kendall.

Beverly enjoyed cooking and sewing.  

Surviving are her husband, Dennis Baumgarte of Batavia; son, Scott Baumgarte of Batavia; daughter, Lisa (Larry, Jr.) Wenner of Lovettsville, VA; grandchildren, Isabelle, Jacob, Larry III and Chase; daughter-in-law, Jessica Baumgarte of Middletown; brother, Bob (Nancy) Kendall of Batavia; sisters, Debbie Kendall of Batavia, Doreen Kendall of Lancaster and Bonnie Kendall of Strykerville and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her sons, Kevin Baumgarte and Brian Baumgarte.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Beverly's service will be held at 9:30 a.m. also on Saturday, September 4.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia.  A reception will be held at the VFW in Batavia at the conclusion of Beverly's services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leroy Village Green Residential Health Care Facility, attention: activities fund, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, NY 14482.  

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

reddix_martha_-_photo1.jpgMartha Ann Reddix, 88 of Rochester and formerly of Batavia, passed away Tuesday (August 24, 2021) at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester, NY.

She was born February 26, 1933 in Buena Vista, GA, a daughter of the late Earnest and Pennie Donnan Brown.

Martha’s presence put joy in the hearts of all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 25 years, George Reddix and sister, Mattie Prather.

Survivors include her two children, Curtis (Tessie) Brown and Emma (William) Morrison. Sister, Nora Smith and two brothers, Cleveland Brown and Willie Brown. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester, NY 14618.

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




leclaire_june_-_photo1.jpgJune H. LeClaire, 97 of Akron, passed away on Tuesday (August 24, 2021) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 23, 1924 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late John and Euphemia Kirkland Hannah.

In her early ears, she was responsible for publishing the technical materials from the Engineering Department at Bell Aircraft. An accomplished artist, she enjoyed exhibiting her work in many WNY art shows.

After raising her family, she pursued her dream and in 1985 received her MFA from the University at Buffalo. Her other interests included photography, gardening and bird watching.

Although never wanting pets of her own, a special bond developed with her little grand-dog Bitsy, who enjoyed riding in her lap around the nursing home.

She was the beloved mother of Jackie (Mark) Krueger, Suzette (Richard) Travis and Phillip (Mary Ann) LeClaire. Loving grandmother of Ken (Carrie) McCoy, Ben (Erin Wetter) Plaza and Leenna (Garth) Schulte. Step-grandmother of Aaron (Robin) Krueger, Michele Farrell, Mike (Nicole) Farrell and Jessica Farrell; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by cousin Connie (Bob) Berry, many nieces and nephews. Dear longtime friend Barbara Barone. Anita Pawlak, who cared for mom while still home, became and remained a close friend. Heidi (David) Pasqualini, family friend with whom she shared a special friendship.

June was predeceased by her loving brother John Hannah.

To the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, a heartfelt thank you for the almost 5 years of wonderful care. Thank you also to Hospice Buffalo for guidance and care these past few months.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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




Stafford ~ Mary Louise Vicary-Reinegal, age 83, of Main Road, passed away July 30, 2021 at home in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born January 6, 1938 in Albion, N.Y., a daughter of the late Louis and Mary Pecorella Manfredi.

     Mary Lou was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.  She was a well known and successful business owner in the real estate market.

     She is survived by her second husband, William Reinegal; daughter, Charlotte (Matthew) Maser; sister, Fran Platek; brother-in-law, David Vicary, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Mary Lou was predeceased by her first husband, William Vicary; her daughter, Lisa Marie Burch; her sister, Jennie Manfredi and sister-in-law, Nina Vicary.

     Services and interment were held privately.

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





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