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flowers_2.jpgLois Ann Amey (Brauen/Gibbons), 80, passed away on October 16, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.

She worked at Harrison Radiator, loved garage sales and the Attica Library.

She is survived by her four children Cynthia Fiegel (Dennis Fiegel), Scott Brauen (Susan Brauen), Steven Amey Jr. (Kari Amey) and Frederick H Amey II( Kimberly Amey),her siblings, John Gibbons (Debbie Gibbons), Lee(Harold) Gibbons, Alice Brasky, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

She was loved by many in the community and will be missed by all that knew her.

There will be no calling hours. An 11AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 24, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church 115 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Stevens Memorial Community Library 146 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or 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.

Cheryl (Marien) Kelley, 49. Beloved by family and friends, passed away on October 19, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Born at Sister's Hospital on April 27, 1966 in Buffalo, NY and a long time resident of Amherst, NY. 
Cheryl is survived by her husband Raymond Kelly and son Richard Scott Gray, Jr., Michael M. Marien (father), Helen Marien (aunt), Michael W. Marien (brother), and Suezanne R. Balduf (sister). Along with neices, Allison and Samantha Balduf. Cousins Robert and David Marien, Loren Sexton also survives.
Cheryl loved gardening and being with friends and family members. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

graff_hilda_-_photo.jpgHilda Mabel Graff, 89 of Attica, passed away peacefully on Monday (October 19, 2015) at the home of her daughter in Darien Center, NY.

She was born May 7, 1926 in Alexander, NY, daughter of the late Martin and Ellen Milcarek.

Hilda enjoyed being with her family, crocheting, puzzles, flowers, gardening, baking, canning and anything she could do in her kitchen. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was the wife of the late Harold E. Graff who died February 15, 2008, grandmother of the late James Zajaczkowski and sister of the late Ivor and Ronald Milcarek.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon (Frank Dahl) Graff of Darien Center and Jean (Joseph) Zajaczkowski of Alexander. Two sons, Dennis (Hailey) Graff of Pavilion and Harold E. Jr. (Bonnie) Graff of Alexander. Sister, Ellen Bessie Meier of Alexander.  Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (Oct. 21st) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. A funeral service will be Thursday, 11:00am at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alexander Vol. Fire Dept., the Wyoming County SPCA or to a charity of the donor’s preference. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




outdoorforwoman1.jpgAbby Lyon Avery Stone, 60, of Attica, passed away October 10, 2015 at her home surrounded by the love of her husband and three sons.  She was born December 10, 1954 in Eastport, Long Island to the late Alan (Helen Lyon) Avery Sr. 

Though cancer took her life, it could not dim her smile, nor mute her spirit; the love, kindness and compassion she shared with family and friends shined through every day in spite of it.  

Abby was the youngest of her three siblings: Debbie, Libby and Alan. She grew up in Union Springs, NY and was a graduate of Union Springs High School. She studied marine biology at Southampton College of Long Island University and then received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where she did her thesis on the nesting habits of Pileated Woodpeckers. Abby and her husband Garry met at Camp Greenkill in Huguenot, NY where they were both counselor/naturalists and were married just seven months later on November 18, 1978. She worked as a special education aide in the Hudson Falls School System until the birth of her first child, Benjamin, in 1982.  She then became a full time mother devoting herself to the upbringing of her three boys. While in Hudson Falls, Abby and her husband, Garry, started the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society in Glens Falls, NY which is still active and functioning as a conservationist organization to this day. The family moved to Attica, NY in 1985 one week after the birth of their second son, Christopher, in order to be closer to family.  Her youngest son James was born in 1989 and after he enrolled in Prospect Elementary, Abby worked as a teacher assistant in the Attica School System for 17 years. Abby was an active birdwatcher and gardener.  She participated in numerous Christmas bird counts and Buffalo Ornithological Society counts and along with her husband completed the Master Gardener program with the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Genesee County.  She loved arts and crafts and specialized in driftwood Santa’s for Christmas.

She is survived by her loving husband Garry Stone of Attica; sons Benjamin and Christopher of Greece and James Stone of Rochester; siblings Alan (Kathleen) Avery Jr. of Toms River, Debbie (Wayne) Guenther of Batavia and Libby (John) Haus of Binghamton along with several nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church 115 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Abby's name to the Finger Lakes Land Trust, 202 East Court Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.  http://www.fllt.org/donate/.  For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.



marie_barone.pngMARIE L. BARONE

   Age 57, of Batavia, died Saturday October 17, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Batavia on February 8, 1958, to the late Nick and Janet (Borst) DelRe, also preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas DelRe.

   Marie worked for 35 years as a Pharmacy Tech at Kmart and also at Batavia Downs, she enjoyed camping and going to Broadway Shows. She was a kind, caring, quiet person who lived her life for family and her two beautiful children.

   Surviving are her beloved children, Christopher and Jennie Barone both of Batavia; brother, Joseph (Darlene) DelRe of TN, sister; Jeanette (Tim) Moore of Batavia; father & mother-in-law, Lawrence (Angeline) Barone of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Suzan (Vincent) Pellegrino of Stafford and Tina (Mark) Adams of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends also survive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

   Marie's family will be present from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday October 21 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 22. Memorials in her memory can be made to the family or on Marie's page at www.gofundme.com  





Pavilion ~ Howard E. Wellman, age 67, of Boyd Road, passed away early Monday morning (October 19, 2015) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

     He was born July 25, 1948 in Warsaw, a son of Betty A. Wellman and the late Lewis Wellman.

     Mr. Wellman was retired from Harris RF Communications.  He was a longtime member of the Pavilion United Methodist Church, served as Covington Town Justice and as a member of the Pavilion School Board.

     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sally Bryce Wellman; his children, Jayson Wellman of Rochester, Aaron Wellman of Corfu, Amy (Tristan) Jones of N.J., and Heather (Curtis) Bennion of N.C.; seven grandchildren;  his sisters, Deborah (James) Starr of Pavilion, Lucinda (Randolph) Starr of Pavilion and Ann (Duane) Stehlar of Alden; brother-in-law, William (Ernestine) Bryce of Pavilion, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday at 2:00  P.M. at the Pavilion United Methodist Church.  Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, York, will be at the convenience of the family.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Visiting Nurse Services-Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580 or Pavilion Food Pantry, PO Box 456, Pavilion, NY 14525.

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

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

flowers.jpgMary C. Jensen, 66, of East Pembroke passed away October 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Batavia on August 31, 1949 to the late Edward (Marion Campbell) Carney.

She is survived by her beloved husband Richard Jensen; daughters Danielle (Johnny) Jensen-Rodriguez, Tracy Jensen, Marrick (Jeremy) Hale and Kelly Jensen; her 6 grandchildren Scout, Quinn, Lilyana, Trey, Gunner and Ohlson; brothers Edward (Lesley) Carney and Paul (Laurel) Carney.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved dog Sammy.

Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday October 22, 2015 from 3:00-700PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday October 23rd at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish located at 8656 Church St. East Pembroke, NY 14056.  Burial will be held privately.

Flowers are gratefully declined.  If desired, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or Homecare & Hospice, Inc. 29 Liberty St. Suite 6 Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020

Dorothy T. McHale, 91 of Lancaster and formerly of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Friday (October 16, 2015) at Greenfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster, NY.

She was born July 5, 1924 in Binghamton, NY, a daughter of the late Stephen and Ludmilla Konecny Viskocil.

Dorothy was employed by Chrysler Corp. in Syracuse prior to her retirement.

She was predeceased by her husband Martin McHale in 1992.
Survivors include seven nieces, Barbara (Bernard) Thoma of Akron, NY, Joyce (James) Gentile of Endwell, NY, Kathleen Kifer of Maryland, Joan Viskocil of Woodstock, NY, Mary Ann Viskocil of Woodstock, NY, Carolyn (William) Licata of Lockport, NY and Tina (Michael) Cartusciello of Rockville Centre, NY. Nephew, Joseph (Marie) Viskocil of Hockessin, DE. Two sisters in-law, Wanda Viskocil of Woodstock, NY and Sandra McHale of Central Square, NY.

There will be no prior visitation. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday (Oct. 21st), 11:00am at St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church, 5779 Buell St., Akron. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt, NY.

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





Ralph H. Clarke went to be with his Lord on October 13, 2015. Ralph was born to William and Ruth Campbell Clarke on February 13, 1924 in the City of Buffalo.  He served as an American Citizen in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII.  Ralph retired from General Motors, Tonawanda in 1985,  completing a career as a Pattern Maker at the engine plant.  Ralph took great pleasure and pride in remodeling his homes in both Corfu and, later, Florida. As an avid outdoorsman, Ralph enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting and fishing.  Always smiling and joking, Ralph enjoyed his life to the fullest and, even in his later years, never complained even as his health declined.  

He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife Jane, as well as his brothers Frederick Clarke, Robert Clarke, Ronald Clarke and Alan Clarke.  He is survived by his brother William Clarke, daughters Pamela (Claude) Griffith, Ruth (William) Lang, sons Ralph A. Clarke, and Roy Clarke.  He is also survived by grandchildren Sarah Griffith, Matthew (Ashlee) Lang, Andrew (Monica) Lang, Renee (Jeremy) Peters, Ralph (Khrystina) Clarke, Christopher Clarke and Jennifer Clarke as well as 5 great grandchildren.  Ralph is also survived by his dear friend and caretaker Kyle Couchman.  

There will be no calling hours but friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Ralph’s life on October 17th, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

lake_6.jpgSteven Witkop, 49, of Batavia passed away Monday October 12, 2015 at his home.He was born September 30, 1966 in Batavia, New York to Artur Veltz of Batavia and the late Carol (Witkop) Veltz.

Steven enjoyed cooking and was an avid collector.

He is survived by siblings Donald (Patti) Stanley of Basom, Julie (Jeff) Clay of Middleport; nieces and nephews Nicholas, Jason, Sara Stanley; Krista (Josh) Coash, Timothy Clay along with great-niece and nephew Emma and Parker Coash.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice 29 Liberty Street, Ste 6 Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020


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