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brewster.jpgVirginia “Ginnie” Brewster, 69, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2019 at home surrounded by her loved ones.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Providence Di Fazio.

Virginia began her teaching career at St. Joseph’s School and then moved on to Oakfield Alabama Central School District where she taught for 32 years.  She also worked for B.O.C.E.S. for ten years as an enrichment teacher for Summer Institute.  After her retirement, Ginnie continued to substitute for thirteen years.  She loved interacting with children and looked forward to being among her colleagues.  In addition to teaching, Ginnie worked as a temporary group leader for a technology company in CT for a short period of time.

Ginnie is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, John, two loving daughters, Karie (Steve) Kilner of Chili, Lorie (Albert) Perez of Chili and four cherished grandchildren:  Ryan and Alyssa Kilner and Gabriella and Ava Perez.  Also surviving are her sisters, Rosemarie (late Jerry) Acheson of Davenport, FL, Annette (Vincent) Gullo of Davenport FL, and Gloria (Steve) Enes of Rochester.  She was a sister- in-law to Jerome (LeAnn) Brewster of Attica, James (Deborah) Brewster of FL, and Janine (Paul) Cain of Pavilion.  Ginnie had thirteen nieces and nephews and eighteen great nieces and nephews.

Ginnie spent her lifetime committed to her family and friends.  Ginnie loved to travel with them, especially to warm places.  She also enjoyed baking cookies and pies for her family.  She was a volunteer for the bereavement committee and was a devout parishioner of Resurrection Parish.  She also served for a short time for All Babies Cherished. During the month of November, she devoted her time and energy in raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY.  With the help of her family and friends, over a period of ten years, she raised thousands of dollars.  Ginnie would often contact others who had cancer to offer positive support.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 Noon mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be dispersed among Ginnie’s favorite charities, Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York and Genesee Cancer Assistance. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Batavia - Carl Meleca, age 91, of Batavia, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the New York State Veteran's Home.

Mr. Meleca was born June 7, 1928, in Calabria, Italy, a son of the late Joseph and late Maria Cristina Baggetta Meleca.

A longtime barber in Batavia, Mr. Meleca was a member of St. Joseph's Church and proudly served his country with the United States Army.

He is survived by his daughters; Karen (Rick) Fredrickson of Melbourne, Florida and Christina (Ben) Gammack of Attica; his grandchildren; Dominic and Isabella Lamitina; two brothers; S. Anthony (Terry) Meleca and C. Benjamin (Jeanne) Meleca, both of Columbus, Ohio his sister; Olga Meleca of LeRoy and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother; Frank Meleca and his sisters; Frances Martino and Josephine Meleca. 

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia with Fr. Ivan Trujilio officiating. Entombment, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carl's memory may be made to the activities fund at the New York State Veteran's Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Carl's name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

shell.jpg  Michelle G. Buckenmeyer, 33, of Alexander passed away on September 28, 2019. She was born on July 3, 1986 in Batavia to Bernard Buckenmeyer Jr. and Marcia (Brown) Hirsch. Michelle is predeceased by her grandfather; Harold Brown.

Michelle graduated from Alexander High School in 2004. She was a lifelong dairy farmer, working on her family’s dairy farm in Alexander. She was an avid Red Sox fan, had a love for the outdoors and riding four wheelers. Michelle was full of life and always had a smile on her face. She had a way with animals, her dogs and cats, but especially the cows and calves she would always help if she could, no matter the time of day or how long it took.

Shell Bell will be irreplaceable at the farm and in our hearts and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her mother; Marcia (Paul) Hirsch of Alexander; father Bernie Buckenmeyer of Alexander; her loving daughter Madison Eddy; boyfriend Nate Beglinger of Alexander; siblings Todd (Matt Norman) Buckenmeyer of Alexander, Cory (Alisha) Buckenmeyer of Alexander, Sara Buckenmeyer of CO., Darin (CJ Schmidt) Buckenmeyer of CO., Adam (Abbie Kelley) of Alexander and Aaron (Leslie) Hirsch of Alexander; grandparents Bernie (Gerrie) Buckenmeyer, Clara (Donald) Kennedy, Marcia Brown; tons of aunts, uncles and cousins; her two favorite nieces and best farm helpers, Lilia Buckenmeyer and Peyson Foster and her nephew Henry Hirsch.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 1, 2019 from 5:00-8:00PM at the Alexander Fire Banquet Hall 10708 Alexander Rd. Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday October 2nd at the Fire Hall. Michelle will be laid to rest in the West Bethany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New York 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan Council Rock Wealth Advisory Group c/o Madison Eddy NYS College Savings Plan 113 Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

otis.jpg  Otis L. Thomas Jr., 57, of Maryland, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Saturday September 21, 2019 in Silver Spring, MD. He was born in Batavia on November 1, 1961 to the late Otis L. Thomas Sr. and Ruth (Hatcher) Stinson of Gates Chili. In addition to his father, Otis is predeceased his brother; Titus Stinson.

Otis will be remembered for his love for all who knew him, as he spread it abroad. Everyone could feel his love and his infectious smile could light up the room.  He was a loyal and caring man who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Otis is survived by his wife; Brandy (Mordue) Thomas of MD.; children Otis (Nicole) Thomas III of Batavia, Victor (Kristyn) Thomas of Batavia, Dionna Thomas of Batavia and Nicholas Scott of MD.; siblings Ocie (Al) Swilley of FL., Tyrone (Mary) Stinson of Buffalo, Kevin Thomas of Rochester, Charlotte Thomas of Gates, Tamar Stinson of Buffalo, Onita Thomas of Gates-Chili, Dexter Stinson of Rochester, Rosa (Abrham) Cotton of Rochester, Regina Stinson of Rochester and Michael Stinson of Peekskill; 8 grandchildren along with a host of  Godchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday October 3, 2019 from 6:00-9:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00PM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 5, 2019 at the Cornerstone Church 8020 Bank St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 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.

Tracy W. Matteson, 84, of Bennington, passed away on September 26, 2019 in Buffalo. Tracy was born in Varysburg, NY on December 14, 1934 to the late Jenison and the late Alice (Spink) Matteson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine (Romesser); siblings, Dick Spink, Shirley Wright, Thelma Reiter, Noel Matteson; and his granddaughters, Lillian Rose Irene Kilner and Sara Nicole Kilner.

Tracy was a Truck Driver for 25 years with WW Kimmons & Sons and then drove a car carrier for 30 years for various companies. In his younger years, Tracy worked at the Varysburg Garage. Tracy enjoyed his time with his family. His favorite moments were those spent with his grandchildren at the Twilight Meadows Restaurant in Attica, which was his favorite place to eat.

Tracy is survived by his children, Jeffery Matteson, David (Shelley) Matteson, and Laura (Eric) Holderle; siblings, Grant Matteson and Jenny Parmerter; grandchildren, Jeffery (Nicole) Matteson, Chris (Maegan) Matteson, Jessica Matteson, Marc (Heather) Matteson, Nicholas Kilner, Zachary Holderle, Victoria Kilner, Timothy Kilner, Maverick Kilner, and Baby Holderle who is expected in December; great grandchildren, Jacob, Chelsey, Easton, Peyton, and Luke Matteson.

A Visitation will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.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.

rogers.jpg  Charles Rogers, 50, of Darien Center passed away on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at his home. He was born in Buffalo on December 19, 1968 to the late Glenn Rogers and Patricia (Strimple) Rogers. In addition to his father, Charles is predeceased by his brother; Darrell Rogers.

Charles was a Correctional Officer at Wyoming Correctional Facility with 25 years of service. He loved riding motorcycles, hunting, and NASCAR. He was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle who was larger than life. Charles will be remembered for his unconditional love for this family, and those who weren’t but he still treated them as family.

He is survived by his loving wife; Nancy (Moore) Rogers; siblings Terry Rogers and Michael (Mary) Rogers; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and his dog, Dolly.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday September 29, 2019 from 1:00-5:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Monday the 30th at the Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main St. in Attica. Charles will be laid to rest in Summit View Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pet Connections Programs, Inc. 12935 Williston Rd. East Aurora NY, 14052 or Attica Prison Preservation Foundation 668 Exchange St. in Attica. 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.

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.

 

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