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Lois Doreen Huth Wilkins, June 28, 1936 – August 23, 2020.After a courageous battle with cancer, Doreen passed away to heaven on August 23, 2020. Doreen was born in Clarence Center, New York on June 28, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Harold Huth and Pauline (Knapp) Huth.
Affectionately known as “Do”, she came to Akron with her mother and late sister (Janice Walker) in the 40’s and was a Village of Akron resident almost all of her life. Her residence since 1967 was on Main Street where she raised three sons, Craig (Sandra) Wilkins of Akron, Chris (Suzanne) Wilkins of East Amherst, and Terry (Robyn) Wilkins of Corfu.
Doreen loved her maternal grandchildren; Shawn, Pauline, Orrie, Cody, and Aaron as well as extended grandchildren;  Lisa and Ben. The family was blessed to watch her with her five great- granddaughters, Ema Jo, Kayleigh, Addison, and Gabriella. Baby Angelina died during childbirth. Known as Grandma GG to her great granddaughters, they recently sat with her and took turns reading pages from her favorite childhood book, “Little Rag Doll” that she was given as a child in the 1930’s.
Doreen graduated from Akron High School at age 16 and went on to study college courses in the clerical field. She applied those skills with her involvement as a Founding Charter Member of the Akron Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She married at 18 and worked at a handful of businesses in the area. Later, she would own her own business, Do’s Pounder Store on Main Road in Akron.
When family, including her niece Connie and friend Jean would stop to visit they would find her sitting within arm’s reach of her Bible and her companion “Skittles”, the bird, looking over her shoulder. As an avid walker who had each step measured; you could often see her on Main Street and in Russell Park visiting with merchants and friends.
Doreen enjoyed one on one time with her sons. She often attended country music concerts with her eldest son Craig. She was a big fan of Johnny Cash and the Statler Brothers, collecting their video and audio recordings. She was Craig's biggest fan, and supported and encouraged him in his music endeavors.
Her one on one time with middle son, Chris, was often spent studying and memorizing Bible scripture.  In her travels to Colorado Springs, CO while visiting Chris as he studied there in the Navigators Ministry, she found and loved the Glen Eyrie Castle. Chris will officiate at her services.
Her favorite one on one time with youngest son, Terry, was spent with the two of them in a small fishing boat on the waters of Lake Ontario, near Point Breeze and Olcott. The same waters she fished and boated in with her father as a pre-teen. Her three boys will place the flowers from her services in the currents there to float out to the lake in her memory.  
There will be no funeral or visitation services, as these are her wishes. A Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1 PM. at Eastern Hills Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. Masks are required to enter. A private burial will take place at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron. Doreen will be buried near her mother, Pauline Huth and great grandchild, Angelina Peluso. Arrangents by Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. Please visit rossakron.com.

Stafford - Mary Jane Carr , 86  of Stafford,  passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Batavia.  

Mrs. Carr was born December 9, 1933 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Reuben Howard, Sr. and Edith (Lauvey) Howard.

Following high school, Mary worked as a telephone operator with NY Telephone followed by working in the parts department for Trojan.  Finally, Mary worked in the cafeteria at Batavia Middle School where she enjoyed the children.  She volunteered along with her husband with the Genesee Co. History Department and enjoyed crocheting, working jigsaw puzzles, and reading.  She liked panda bears along with feeding and watching birds. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia.  

Surviving are her husband, James Carr of Stafford; children, Cindy Chudoba of Alexander, Nancy Forsyth of Batavia, David Chudoba of Alexander, Kristan (Franklin) Nash of Webster, and Scott (Len Cercone) Carr of Buffalo; a sister-in-law,  Marlene Howard; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson.  Mary is also survived by her beloved cat, Miracle.

Preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Reuben Howard, Jr.; sisters, Shirley Howard, Lorraine (late Harvey) Sebor, Dorothy Stevens, and Evelyn (late Robert) Phelps.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, (August 29, 2020)  from 11:00 am  to 12:00 pm  at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street in Batavia, where Mary 's Funeral Service will be held immediately following visitation.  Burial will be in the future Western New York Veteran's Cemetery in Pembroke.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

paulakrotz.jpgPaula Krotz of Gates, NY, formerly of Attica, passed away on August 24, 2020. Paula was born in North Collins, NY on April 25, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Labuzzetta. Paula is predeceased by her husband, Paul Krotz; son, Aaron; brother and sister-in-law, Theodore and Norma Labuzzetta.

Paula was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables. She liked to cook, bake, play cards, play bocce, swim and complete crossword puzzles. She enjoyed winters in Eustis, FL and had many friends there also. Most of all she deeply loved her family and friends and kept in touch with those near and far through cards, letters and phone calls. Paula was a member of NYS Retired Teachers Association, Catholic Daughters of America and FVOA.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Krotz; daughter, Karen (Randy) Strothmann; beloved grandchildren, Paul Krotz (Danielle Kilgore), Stacy (Eric) Bolles, Timothy (Jennifer) Macomber, Gregory (Karen) Macomber and Nicole (Mark) Thomas; eleven great-grandchildren, Carter, Colin and Raegan Bolles, Lily, Ethan, Nolan, Isaac and Elijah Macomber, Zach Marshall, and Connor and Brynn Thomas.

Friends may call on Saturday, August 29th at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, 2771 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624 from 12-4pm (please wear a mask) or Sunday, August 30th at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011 from 1-5pm (please wear a mask). Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be observed and current restrictions may cause delayed entry. Thank you for your understanding. Interment will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Vincent Cemetery Fund, 50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011 or a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, 2771 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624 and Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY, 14011.

gluck1.jpg  Paul Gary Gluck, 78, passed away peacefully Monday (8/24) morning surrounded by his family at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Florida. Born the youngest of five children to Frederick and Hazel Gluck, Paul carved out a truly remarkable life for himself.

After graduating from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy in 1965, Paul married his high-school sweetheart Lorraine Gringer.  For the next 55 years they would be inseparable.  Together they raised three children, celebrated five grandchildren and ran a business. In 1968, Paul purchased Alberty Drugs in Batavia which began a long career caring for members of the community he so loved.  Paul found great fulfillment in helping people and he worked hard every day to serve his patients with care and compassion. After friends and family, Paul’s great passion in life was golf.  A longtime member of Stafford Country Club, Paul cherished his time spent on the golf course with friends.  Heaven was an early tee time on a clear, sunny morning. Much to his family’s enjoyment, cooking was another passion he pursued.  For Paul, cooking was one of the ways he expressed his love, so he took a special joy cooking for the people in his life.

Paul would want mentioned the fact that, as a young man, he enjoyed acting and was a member of the Batavia Players for many years.  Of course, Paul was a life-long Buffalo Bills fan.  Together with his best friend (the late) Trav Minor, he was a season ticket holder for decades.  With Paul and Trav, hope sprung eternal - they always believed that “this is the year we go all the way”. In retirement, Paul enjoyed spending his summers at the Chautauqua Institute and his winters in Florida at The Villages.  Wherever he was, Paul always had a circle of friends that he relished spending time with.  Of course, this usually involved golf and cooking.

For those who knew him, Paul will be remembered as a dedicated father and grandfather, a loving husband and a caring friend.  He was always quick with a smile, a joke, or a story.  Making people happy gave him his greatest pleasure.  Paul genuinely enjoyed life and was full of an optimism that was hard to resist.

Paul is survived by the love of his life, and wife of 55 years, Lorraine (Gringer) Gluck.  A dedicated father to Gregory (Mary) Gluck, Stephanie (Matthew) Mortellaro and David Gluck.  A loving grandfather to Madison, Natalie, Paul Gluck and Mateo, Tiago Mortellaro.  Paul is also survived by his brother David (Joanne) Gluck, sister Lorraine (Everett) Harris and sister-in-law J. Carol (Gringer) Bergstrom.

Paul is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Hazel Gluck, his brother, Gordon and his sister Alma.

There will be no calling hours.  A private Funeral is planned.

To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

macklem.jpg  Richard A. Macklem, 63, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Friday August 21, 2020 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry. He was born on July 29, 1957 in Buffalo to the late Robert W.D. and Marion (Dodd) Macklem. In addition to his parents, Richard is predeceased by his son in law; Isaac M. Styer “Ike”.

Rick was a loving father and grandfather. He always made family his first priority and he enjoyed spending quality time with them. His favorite hobby was restoring classic cars. He enjoyed playing chess with his kids and euchre with his friends at work. He had a great sense of humor and a kind heart. He was a hard and dedicated worker his whole life. He was a proud painter and rolls operator at Graham Corporation for the past 29 years. 

He is survived by his children; Christina Macklem of N. Chili, Jennifer Styer of Batavia, Robert Macklem of Attica and Joshua (Christy Chamberlain) Macklem of Batavia; siblings Brian Macklem of Hilton, Vincent Macklem of TX., Denise Macklem of OK., and Robert Macklem of Batavia; 4 beloved grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private for the family. Rick will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 


Paul F. Gaylord, 71, of Batavia, died tragically at the Buffalo VA Medical Center at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

He was born Aug. 7, 1948, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to the late Harry R. and Ruth (Botts) Gaylord, also preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Gaylord and granddaughter, Hannah Michelle.

Paul served his country honorably with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He has been serving as the commander of the DAV and was an active member of the Joint Veterans Honor Guard of Genesee County, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion and the VFW. He served as a veteran mentor for the Genesee County Drug Court, a member of Ascension Parish and a 4th Degree Knight/Grand Knight with the Monsignor Kirby Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Paul will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a man of faith in the Lord. He was a friend to all that knew him, just met him and those who had not. Paul, the world is a little less bright knowing that you have gone home to rest in eternal peace with the Lord.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Michelle (Zanghi) Gaylord of Batavia; children, Christian Gaylord, Oliver (Karen) Gaylord, Shawn Gaylord, Aaron (Jessica) Gaylord, Joshua (Joyce) Gaylord and Samantha (Emmett) Maguire; 13 cherished grandchildren, Brandon, Olivia, Cambrie, Trey, Ethan, Lily, Dominic, Sebastian, Rocco, Vincent, Thomas and Christianna Jean; siblings, Peggy (Nick) Falanga, Carol (James) Brandes, Robert (Millie) Gaylord, Donna (Sherman) Gaylord; sisters-in-law Rosanne (Robert) Wray, Mary Ellen (Jeffrey) Wilber, brothers-in-law Philip Zanghi, and the late David Zanghi, along with many nieces and nephews.

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, Paul’s visitation has been scheduled for Sept. 2, 2020 from 3p.m. to 8 p.m., at Michael Tomaszewski’s Funeral Home, limiting visitation to 33% capacity. A memorial service will be at Michael Tomaszewski’s Funeral Home on Sept. 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. Paul will be laid to rest in the future Western New York Veterans Cemetery. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

The family of Paul F. Gaylord is being cared for by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, 4120 W. Main Street Road, Batavia NY 14020.

barbarajvanson.jpgBarbara J. (Switzer) Van Son, 73 of Attica, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 21, 2020 while vacationing with family. Barb was born January 25, 1947 to the late Bernard (Evelyn Ward) Switzer. She is also preceded in death by sisters Shirley Weatherbee, Patricia Van Son and brother Melvin Switzer, all who she dearly missed.  

Barb was an Attica famous bartender working at several local establishments for over 25 years, she was also a sewing machine operator and childcare provider. She loved camping, going to Chinese auctions, gun raffles, bowling, spending time with family, baking, knitting and chocolate making. Barb loved hosting family events including an annual Easter Egg Hunt at her home.

Barb was married to her loving and devoted husband Douglas R. Van Son of Attica, for 55 years. She is also survived by her children Stephen (Teresa) Van Son of Darien Center; David (Kathleen) Van Son of Akron; Michelle (Harold) Trapper of Clarence; grandchildren Jordon (Cassy) Janiszewski, Joshua (Oliva) Van Son, Nicholas Van Son, Savannah (Jordan) Phillips, Tyler Janiszewski, 3 great-grandsons and 3 great-granddaughters with another arriving soon. Siblings Dennis (Inez) Switzer, Kenneth (Sue) Switzer, Darryl (Nina) Switzer and Laurie (Mike) Corcimiglia.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org. 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.


 

sutherland_william_-_photo1.jpgWilliam J. Sutherland, 71 of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Sunday (August 23, 2020) at his residence.

He was born May 14, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late William S. and Mary A. Freeman Sutherland.

For 41 years, Coach Sutherland shaped the hearts and minds of generations of Notre Dame students. During his storied tenure he taught Global Studies and Physical Education.  Coach served several stints as Director of Athletics.  In addition, he filled in as acting Principal in 1994 when dear friend and beloved Principal Nick Borrelli was hospitalized and ultimately passed away.  The lives he touched are too numerous to list. 

In 2007 the Section V Hall of Fame rewarded the legendary coach on the completion of his stellar career which included 7 GR League Football titles, 13 GR League Baseball titles as well as Section V Titles for Football in ’78, 80, ’81 and ’99.  Section V Baseball Titles in ’79, ’80, ’86, ’87, ’02 and ’03.  Retirement kept coach active as he added Sectional Titles for Golf in ’12, ’13 and ’14.  Coach’s teams won big games.  In 15 Section V Championship appearances, his teams won 14 times.  While pursuing his Masters Degree in History at SUNY Brockport, Bill was hired in 1986 as Offensive Line Coach, and later Offensive Coordinator for the Brockport Golden Eagles, where he was instrumental in reviving the longtime program.  Coach was always proud to have been selected as Coach for the prestigious Eddie Meath All Star Football game in 1996 alongside fellow legends Mike Monacelli of Cal-Mum and Brian Moran of LeRoy.  In addition to the Section V Hall of Fame, Coach Sutherland was also enshrined in the Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame and the Western NY Baseball Hall of Fame.  He was an avid golfer and a proud member of Batavia Country Club, where he spent numerous days in the warm weather golfing with friends and family.

Of all of his accomplishments, Coach Sutherland was most proud of the coaches that learned at his side, and later continued on with successful careers of their own, including Coach Denny Tresco and more recently ND great Rick Mancuso, who walked the sidelines next to him for most of 30 years.  A proud member of the local community, he was always happy to have spent his life here in Batavia with childhood pals and coaching greats Jim Briggs and Jim Fanara.

Survivors include his loving wife, Melanie Montague Sutherland of Batavia. Son, Billy (Ashley) Sutherland of Batavia. Daughter, Jen (Kevin) Forsyth of South Alabama. Grandchildren Nora Ryan Forsyth and Patrick William Forsyth. Siblings, Kathleen (Chris) George of Batavia, Ann (late Corky) Pringle of Batavia, David (Annie) Sutherland of Rochester, Mary Sutherland of Batavia and Jim (Tracy) Sutherland of Batavia. Sisters in-law, Judy Della Penna of Batavia and Wendy (Charles) Pero of Atlanta, GA. Also survived by his canine companion, Molly and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was the uncle of the late Ryan Sutherland.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (Aug. 26th) and Thursday (Aug. 27th) from 4-8pm in the gymnasium of Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 11am at Notre Dame High School. Interment will be in St. Brigid’s Cemetery in Bergen.

Wearing of a face covering and social distancing will be enforced throughout visitation and funeral service.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the family for distribution to various charities. 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.

 

 

Mary L. Knowlton, 81, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

Mary was born on September 21, 1938, in Akron, a daughter of the late Robert and Maybelle Rosenthal Brady. She was the wife of the late William C. Knowlton and grandmother of the late Kelsey N. Milks.

Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She loved being in the kitchen and was known for making the best coffee. Mary loved attending all the party’s that were held at 400 Towers when she lived there and doing puzzles.

Mary is survived by her son, Randy (Antionette) Savage; daughters, Robin Parks and Roxanne (Greg) Milks; sister, Annette (Frank) Pfalzer; brother Robert (late Barbara) Brady; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Family and friends may call Friday, August 28, 2020, from 11 am to 1 pm at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Graveside services will immediately follow at 1 pm in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. A face covering is required at the funeral home and capacity limited to 33% due to  COVID-19 restrictions.


BRACKETT - Phillip W. “Joe”, of Batavia, NY, died peacefully at Premier Genesee Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 in Batavia, NY at the age of 82. He is survived by his children, Sharon Brackett of Baltimore, MD and Jeffrey Brackett and wife, Marcy of Webster, NY; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily, and Erica Brackett of Webster, NY and Steven Brackett of Baltimore, MD and Jessica Brackett of Laurel, MD; sister Donna Hatcher of Akron, NY. His wife Doris preceded him in death in 2017. 

Joe was born on February 2nd, 1938 in Akron, NY to Wilbur and Gladys Brackett. He graduated from Akron Central School in 1956. Following high school, Joe found himself working as an orderly at Genesee Memorial Hospital where he met his future wife, Doris, a nurse. They were married in Batavia, NY in 1960. Leaving the hospital in the early 1960’s Joe then worked for many years at McAlpine-Barton and later Charles Mens Shop in Batavia until his retirement. In that role he dressed and outfitted many people from around Western NY who would seek him out for his keen eye on professional attire. Even after retirement he could be found still working at the store around holiday times and for many years designed and laid out the store windows. Always having a creative spirit you would find him with projects like painted birdhouses or colorful drawings.  In his retirement he became known for crocheting hundreds of winter caps and donating them to charities like the Salvation Army or Community Action of Orleans & Genesee. Joe was a kind, generous, and gentle soul who loved everybody he met.  He often said if you cannot say something nice about somebody then say nothing at all. We will all miss him greatly.

Due to COVID-19 concerns a private memorial service will be held on August 27th, 2020 at the Ross Funeral Home, 10 Eckerson Ave, Akron, NY 14001, with internment in a private ceremony at the Pioneer Cemetery in Akron, NY immediately following the service. Pastor Bobby Dean will officiate the ceremony. We ask that in lieu of flowers, you please send donations to the Community Action of Orleans & Genesee.  Donations should be made out to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, 5073 Clinton Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020, or online (https://www.justgiving.com/communityactionoforleansandgeneseeinc). Please reference "In memory of Joe Brackett" on your check. Arrangements were made by ROSS FUNERAL HOME OF AKRON, LLC. Please visit rossakorn.com.

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