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Batavia - Richard C. Kabel, 81, of Batavia, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Kabel was born May 25, 1938, in Oakfield, a son of the late Frederick and Marie Marks Kabel.

He owned Kabel Brothers Builders in Batavia for many years and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mr. Kabel enjoyed putting puzzles together and working his crossword puzzles. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife, Nadine B. Clark Kabel. She passed away on September 22, 2006.

He is survived by his fiancee, Kathleen Klehn of Batavia; his children; Kristen (Joseph) Prospero of Batavia and Rick (Shannon) Kabel of East Bethany; five grandchildren; Tom, Tyler, Christopher, Samantha and Madalyn; two brothers; John (Carol) Kabel of Black Mountain, North Carolina and Tim (Becky) Kabel of Oakfield; four sisters; Gwen Williams of Batavia, Sharron Kilby of Arkansas, Sandra (Ray) Mickey of Webster and Judy (Rick) Clark of Batavia; his brother-in-law; Kenny Lewis of Batavia; his beloved dog Charley and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his siblings; Thomas, Robert and James Kabel, Elaine Hoffman, Mary Jane Metcalfe, Shirley Dunlap and Nancy Lewis.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Dick's funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

wheat.jpgMichael Torok, 81 of Spencerport, passed away at Highland Hospital in Rochester on Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born January 2, 1938 in Budapest, Hungary to the late Peter (Iren Sandor) Torok. He is preceded in death by a son John Torok.  

Michael was an excellent chef and worked for many years at the former Mancuso’s Restaurant in Batavia.

Michael is survived by his son Danny Torok of Stafford, grandson Danny Torok Jr., special friends Cheyenne (Dave) Rice of Alexander.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave 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.

OAKFIELD - Stephen P. Rosone, 73, of Oakfield, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Stephen was born November 14, 1945, in Batavia, a son of the late Peter and Julia (Novick) Rosone.

He was a Maintenance man for US Gypsum Co. in Oakfield until his retirement.  He played drums and symbols for the Grenadiers Drum Corp., was a bowler and Buffalo Bills fan.  He loved watching his children play sport and was always an active spectator.  He was a talented woodworker, welder and mechanic.

Survivors include his son, Anthony P. Rosone of Oakfield; a daughter; Andrea C. Rosone of Jacksonville NC; a granddaughter, Rhianna Pearl Rosone of Middleport; 3 sisters, Alice Rice and Marie Rosone, both of Batavia and Nancy (Robert) Fazio of Elba;  a brother-in-law, John Alcorn of PA; several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Peter Rosone and Catherine Alcorn.

Friends may attend Stephen's graveside service at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Cecelia's Cemetery, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY followed by service at 11 a.m. at Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, 5329 South Gravel Rd., Medina, NY with Rev. Russ Peters officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stephen's memory may be made to Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship.  Arrangements were entrusted to Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Bergen - Clare Marie Sloat, 76, of Bergen, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Unity Hospital.

Clare was born December 8, 1942, in Batavia, a daughter of the late William and Julia (Terol) Shaw.

Clare was a member of Godfrey's Pond, Acorns and the Genesee Symphony, where she was also an officer.  She was also a member of the Batavia Players, where she was an officer and a performer.  Clare was a geocacher with over 30,000 finds and a member of the Bea Hive Geocachers.  She was an assistant director for the Batavia Rotary Shows for seven and half years, having performed in those shows for many years.  She was an usher for Geva Theatre and the JCC.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald W. Sloat of Bergen; children, Todd (Jeanie) Sloat of Stafford, Lynn (Rob) Hayes of Bath and Timm (Jeanne) Sloat of Byron; grandchildren, Catheryn Hayes, Deborah Hayes, Nathan Hayes, Sarah Hayes, Jordan Sloat, Lacey Sloat and Larisa Sloat; a brother, William (late Josephine) Shaw of Syracuse and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Calling hours are Monday, September 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held Tuesday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m.  Clare will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Clare's memory may be made to Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association, Inc., P.O. Box, 217, Batavia, NY 14021.

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

Bruce M. Bernard, 81, of Perry, NY passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry. Bruce was born in Perry, NY on April 3, 1938 a son of the late Martin and Roberta (Bates) Bernard. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Judith A. Bernard who passed away on August 29, 2019; a son Bruce who passed away in 2008, siblings Marilyn, Norman and Donald.

Bruce served with the US Air Force. He worked for Graham’s in Batavia and later retired from Brockport Sand and Gravel. He was a member of the former Perry Moose Lodge and the Perry Vets Club. Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing and welding stuff around the home.

He is survived by daughter: Sheila (Nathaniel) Boyd of Caledonia, son: Douglas (Barb) Bernard of Conesus, daughter-in-law: Jennifer Bernard of Perry, sister: Bonnie (Melvin) Huff of Perry, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 9:00AM-12:00PM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530 where Funeral Services will follow at 12pm at the Funeral Home.  He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry, New York.

Memorial contributions can be made Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, New York 14530.  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.

2trigilio.jpgJoseph R. Trigilio, 66 of Attica, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born August 9, 1953 in Batavia to the late Joseph (Jennie Recchio) Trigilio.  

Joe loved his family and great circle of friends. He had many interests and was always on the go. Joe could often be seen at OTB where he enjoyed the horse races and his track buddies. Summers were spent golfing. Joe’s favorite pastime was his love for bowling. He was an active bowler at all the local establishments as well as Buffalo and Rochester. He often traveled to tournaments outside our area and was always a fierce competitor winning may of those tournaments. He was a very proud member of the Genesee Region USBC Association Hall of Fame.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen K. (Keizer) Trigilio of Attica; son Frank (Jennifer) Trigilio of Bergen; sisters Angela Earle of Batavia; Tammy (Mark) Schmidt of Batavia; grandchildren Gianna, Ciara and Frankie, mother-in-law Dorothy L. Keizer of Alexander; sisters and brothers-in-law Mary Ellen (Greg) Lewis of Alden; Jack (Carrie) Caccamise of Alexander; Gary Caccamise of Batavia; Marilyn (Dave) Grinnell of MI; along with several nieces and nephews.

A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY 14020. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave 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.

Oakfield - Helen Oles, 79, a resident of Oakfield for over 35 years, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Helen was born March 27, 1940, in Elba, the daughter of the late John and Hattie (Levandoski) Oles.

Helen loved her community and participated in community events, including being a member of the smiling dry bones and attending the Oakfield Community Bible Church.  She was also known and cared for by her Oakfield community.  Helen enjoyed attending the Oakfield Labor Daze and the Elvis impersonator, Terry Buckwald.  She will be remembered as a kind soul, who loved her cats and all animals.

Survivors include her brother, Stanley (Flor) Oles; a niece, Florence Beck; a nephew, Stanley Oles, Jr. and first cousins, Raymond Chudoba and Josephine Kukoski.

Calling hours are Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue in Oakfield, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. also on Thursday with Rev. J. McMullen officiating.  Helen will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen's memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. 

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

LeRoy - Died peacefully at home on 8/16/19 at age 88. Predeceased by parents, Nathalee and Philo Gates; brother Olaf and infant brother, Nathan. Survived by Douglas, her husband of 66 years; daughters, Melissa (Richard) Zschoche and Martha (Jeffery) Lansberry; grandchildren;  Mark and Juliana Zschoche; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gates; nephews; Carl and Duane Gates; niece, Donna Gates, and dear friends Nina and Leslie Hungerford.

Helen was a retired earth science teacher from Oakfield-Alabama Central School District.

Her memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 7th at Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 S. Lake Ave., Bergen.

Donations may be directed to Bergen United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Bergen, NY 14416 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.

The family wishes to thank our team of loving caregivers and Genesee Home Care and Hospice.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue, Bergen.

BASOM - Frances A. Zigrossi, 90, of Basom, passed away Tuesday, (August 27, 2019), at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Frances was born May 28, 1929, in Basom, a daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Bacewski) Burbules.

Mrs. Zigrossi is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Zigrossi; and siblings, Charles (Adeline) Burbules, Mary (late Fred) Zigrossi, Helen (late Bill) Kumpf, and Henry (Lorraine) Burbules.  

She was a loving sister, aunt, and god-mother who was proud of her Polish-Lithuanian heritage.  

She is survived by her sister, Beatrice (late Roy) Cook of Medina along with many nieces and nephews.  

There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend Frances' Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM Thursday (September 5, 2019) at the St. Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield with Rev. Thaddeus N. Bocianowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield. 

BYRON - Winfield S. Cooper, 82, of Byron, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019, at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility in LeRoy.

Winfield was born November 20, 1936, in Rochester, the son of the late Leonard and Eva Cooper.

He was a driver for Lift Line in Gates, and formerly worked at the Eastman Kodak Co. and Trailways.  He was a former member of the Bergen Rod and Gun Club.

His wife, Charlotte (Callery) Lambe Cooper died on December 6, 2018.

Survivors include 3 grandchildren, Niki Dupont, Jamie Dupont and Zoe Sanders; 7 step-children, Sarlynn Bennage of Penfield, Deborah Scofero and Charlene Williams, both of Byron, Joyce (George) D'Ambrosia of Greece, Steaven Lambe of Canisteo, Jim (Stef) Lambe of Penfield and Scott (Mary) Lambe of Churchville and several step-grandchildren.

He was the father of the late Cathy Ann Cooper who died in 2017. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Winfield’s name to the VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY  14020.  Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Street, Bergen, NY 14416. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

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