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gerrard_wendy_-_photo.jpgWendy E. Gerrard, 73 of Batavia, was welcomed into the gates of heaven on May 20, 2021 after a courageous two year battle with leukemia.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 53 years, James Gerrard.  Daughter Tammy Gillard (Roy Watson Sr). Grandchildren, Brenden and Victoria Gillard all of Batavia.  She is also survived by her sister, Mary Kay (Frank) Schwerthoffer of Fort Mill, SC. Sister in law, Kathy Warren of Batavia. Brother in law, John Paul (Donna) Gerrard of Byron.  Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Agnes Warren, in laws, John and Irene Gerrard. Brother Elvin E “Gene” Warren Jr. Sister in law, Ginger (William) Stevens.

Wendy created many memories of summers at Silver Lake with her husband and daughter.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life, always supporting their endeavors.  In her later years of life she enjoyed corvette and golf cart rides with her husband.  She devoted much of her time studying God’s word and teaching Tuesday morning ladies Bible study.  Her motto from the beginning of her battle was “my momma didn’t raise no quitter.”  She stuck to her motto till the very end.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5 to 7 PM at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia, NY. A 7:00 PM memorial service will immediately follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice 29 Liberty St, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

 

 

emmajeangrant.jpgEmma Jean Grant, 86 of Alexander, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 20, 2021. She was born in Alexander, on March 24, 1935 to the late Howard and Edna (Johnson) Grant. She is preceded in death by a sister Virginia I. Meier.

Ms. Grant was a 1952 graduate of Alexander Central School. She worked as personal secretary to Mrs. E.N. Rowell, in December of 52’ she started at Genesee County Department of Social Services and was there for 20 years. Emma Jean transferred to Genesee County Health Department for 24 years and then retired in 1997 after 44 years with Genesee County.

She was a member of Alexander United Methodist Church, Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club, Alexander Happy Agers, Alexander Republican Committee, Alexander Town Board, and Alexander Village Board. She also dedicated a lot of her time to Genesee County Board of Elections, Town of Alexander Election Inspector and as a Census Taker for the Census Bureau.

She is survived by nephews, David (Cindy) Meier of Corfu, Douglas (Cathy Bishop) Meier of Alexander, John (Cherish) Meier of Alexander, niece Linda (John) Hume of Batavia, great-nephews Adam and Jacob Meier both of Alexander, great-nieces Lauren and Nicole Hume both of Batavia, brother-in-law Frank A. Meier Jr. of Alexander and cousin Jenell Carnes of Mumford.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 1 to 3 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 3:00 PM Celebration of Life will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest in Mumford Rural Cemetery.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required at the Funeral Home, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005 or to Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.

rodgers_william_-_photo.jpgWilliam J. Rodgers, 80 of Akron, passed away peacefully Thursday (May 20, 2021) at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice.

He was born April 20, 1941 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late William and Catherine Schumacher Rodgers.

William was employed by the Town of Newstead Highway Dept. prior to his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and was an outdoorsman.

Survivors include his sons, James (Chrys) Rodgers of North Carolina and Michael (Janet) Rodgers of Akron. Daughters, Kelly (Greg) Stahl of Pennsylvania and Melissa Rodgers of Amherst. Sisters, Ann Chalmers of Akron and Kathy Shepard of LeRoy. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and his dogs, Shorty and Sparky.

He was predeceased by wife, Nancy Bane Rodgers and his brother, Richard Rodgers.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (May 23rd) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY, where funeral services will be Monday at 11:00am.

He will be laid to rest in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Diane E. Howe Strock, 62, of Byron, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at her home.  A Celebration of Diane's Life will be announced at a later date.  

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

Arrangements for Diane were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

winters_henry_-_photo.jpgHenry M. Winters “Bo” “Hank”, 82 of Akron, passed away peacefully Tuesday (May 18, 2021) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1939 in Buffalo, a son of the late Henry and Nora Wagner Winters.

He served his country with the U.S. Army from 1963-1965. Hank was a pipe fitter for U.A. Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local 22 prior to his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his son, Russell Winters of Endicott, NY. Stepchildren, Sharon Winters of Akron and Barbara Wild of Buffalo. Sisters, Terri DiCesare of Lancaster and Renie Deck of Cheektowaga. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife’s, Bonita Louise Winters and Judy Winters and daughter, Leslie Winters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (May 22nd), 11am at High Point Church, 1163 Main Rd., Corfu, NY 14036.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WWERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST.., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

dellambryant.jpgDella Mae Bryant, 82 of Attica, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Absolute Care of Aurora Park in East Aurora. She was born in Batavia, on March 27, 1939 to the late Frederick and Elsie (Linsey) Lapp. She is preceded in death by a sister-in-law LouAnn Lapp.

Della held many administrative positions through her career and retired from NYS Correctional Department at Attica State Prison.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Dawn (Richard) Harvey of Lancaster, siblings, Charles Lapp of Darien Center, Gwenn Amedick of Springfield, VA, grandsons, Jeremy (fiancée Sarah Piasecki) Harvey, Sean (Amy) Harvey, one niece and two nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, Bennington.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required at the Funeral Home, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica, Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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 ~ Edith M. Paladino, age 88, formerly of Randall Road, passed away early Tuesday morning (May 18, 2021) at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

     She was born September 16, 1932 in Nunda, N.Y.

     Edith will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, who was well known for her baked goods.  She loved her dogs dearly and enjoyed cooking and gardening.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Paladino in 2007 and her siblings, Bob and Marie.  She is survived by her daughters, Pam Roblee and Audrey (Ron) Stella, and her son and personal care provider, Anthony Paladino, along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

     Mrs. Paladino and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Batavia - Daniel S. Grandillo, Jr., age 91 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.  Due to NYS DOH rules, during the past 14 months our dad was unable to enjoy visiting with family privately inside or outside in the fresh air.  It wasn't until his final days that family was allowed to visit with him in his room, two at a time without supervision from the facility.  Please advocate for our elderly in care facilities, they need to be able to enjoy the time they have left with family.  They have missed so much due to the lockdown.

He was born June 29, 1929 in Buffalo, a son of the late Daniel S. and Mary Grandillo.

Along with his late wife Patricia, they were the owners of Granny's Attic in Batavia from 1971 until 1978. He worked for 20 years at G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia retiring as a supervisor. A longtime member of the former St. Nicholas Club, he also worked for the Rochester City School District for 22 years and delivered flowers for Flowers by Dick Burton.

Daniel is predeceased by his wife Patricia Dewey Grandillo, brother & sister-in law Stephen (Beatrice) Grandillo and nephew Stephen Grandillo, Jr. 

Surviving are his daughters; Mary Ellen Davis of Denver, Colorado, Cheryl Grandillo of Batavia, Patti (Philippe) Muths of Denver, Colorado and Dana (Michael) Kelley of Clearwater, Florida, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 nieces and the son he never had Mark Tepedino.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia where services will follow immediately at 4 p.m. He will be entombed in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Memorials in his name may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Facial coverings and social distancing are encouraged.

hess.jpg  Patricia “Patty” Hess, 67, of Rochester, formerly Le Roy, passed away on May 17, 2021 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Batavia. She was born in Hornell on May 7, 1954 to the late Leon Hess II and Marta (Pascoe, Hess) Gardner.

Patty grew up in Le Roy where she graduated from Le Roy High School in 1972. She worked as an Art Illustrator at Kodak for many years and also worked at the Nature Center in Pittsford. Patty was a very talented artist, hair dresser and she loved to sew, making many of her own clothes. She loved animals, especially horses which she would often ride in her younger days. Her favorite pet was her cat “Jack”. She loved her friends and family, spending time visiting, shopping and going out for lunch.

She is survived by her siblings; Leon Hess III of TN, Dean (Joyce) Hess of Stafford and Marion (Dennis) Gorman of Wilson, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank Patty’s friends for all their support during her illness, especially Margaret and Linda for all their kindness and thoughtfulness. Patty will be sadly missed by all.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Patty will be laid to rest in Canaserega Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County SPCA www.vol4animals.org.  To leave messages of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

jane.jpg  Jane E. Costanzo, 86, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Monday May 17, 2021. She was born on March 6, 1935 in Utica to the late Patrick and Annie (Clermont) Mullen. In addition to her parents, Jane is predeceased by her children; Timothy and infant daughter Nadine; brothers Patrick Jr., Thomas and Robert Mullen; sisters Shirley Kloczkowski and Theresa Moorehead.

Jane was raised in Whitesboro, NY. She attended Whitesboro Central Schools and St. Francis de Sales High School in Utica, then went on to the College of St. Rose in Albany and University of Buffalo. She married her husband Robert Costanzo on Aug. 19, 1967 in Whitesboro. Jane taught for many years in the Catholic Schools in the Syracuse and Albany Diocese and the Whitesboro Central School district. She was a substitute teacher in the Batavia City Schools and St. Anthony’s for eight years and also taught full time at John Kennedy Elementary School as the Library Media Specialist for ten years. Jane was a member of both the NY State and Batavia Retired Teachers Associations. She was a part of the Notre Dame Prayer Group, Ascension Parish Right to Life Committee, the Ascension Bible Study Group and a former Eucharistic Minister and bereavement group member. She was a Professed Sister of St. Joseph of Carondolet for twelve years and was a member of the Devine Mercy Prayer Group. Jane will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and faith.

She is survived by her husband; Robert Costanzo of Batavia; son Scott (Shannon Broderick) Costanzo of Chili, NY; sisters Karen Kienle-Harries of FL., Cynthia (Dennis) Day of NC; grandchildren Cade and Eva Costanzo.

Visiting hours will be held 3:00-7:00PM on Monday May 24, 2021 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Tuesday May 25th at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoluem. The funeral home and church will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com or Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. in Batavia or the donor’s choice. To leave messages of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co., Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia.

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