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Pearl Creek ~ Elva A. Draper, age 93, of  Wyoming, N.Y., rejoined her husband in heaven on Saturday October 17, 2020.

     She was born April 14, 1927 in Covington, a daughter of the late Harry P. and Adeline Murphy Weber.

     She married Ivan Draper on July 1, 1944 and together raised their four children.  Elva was predeceased by her husband, Ivan; son Larry Draper; siblings, Maurice, Harry, Elwood, Kenneth, John and Mary Eva Weber and grandchildren, Michael Draper, Christopher Draper and Colleen Sue Hinrich.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, Gordon (Sandy) Draper of Pavilion, James (Betty) Draper of Pavilion, Darlene (Kevin) Hinrich of Wyoming and daughter-in-law, Donna Draper of Cheektowaga; her siblings, Jacob Weber of Pavilion, William Weber of Albion, Genevieve Hint of Perry, Vera Pursel of Pavilion, June Leake of York and brother-in-law, Verner Draper of Fulton, N.Y. ; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, October 23 from 11 AM ~ 1 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)    Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 PM. at the Pavilion First Baptist Church, 10956 Lake St., Pavilion.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pavilion First Baptist Church.

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

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

Rochester - Charles L. Earl, 52  of Rochester, formerly of Batavia, passed away on  September 28, 2020 at home in Rochester.

Mr. Earl was born June 7, 1968 in Rochester, a son of the late Bert C. Earl, Sr. and Shirley (King) Earl.

Chuck was a foodie and an amateur chef who enjoyed cooking for his family.  He was charismatic, charming, funny, and intelligent.  He deeply loved his family.

Surviving are his children, Damitre Dahl, Thailan Earl, and Xyla Earl; siblings, Bruce (Late Anne) Earl, Michael Earl, Suzanne (late Thomas) Pendleton, Bert C. (Cindy) Earl, Jr., and Rebecca (Jim) Smith.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Lyric Earl; brother, Richard Earl; and sister, Candy (late Andrew) Buck.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Earl Family.

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

Henry J. Brunea, passed away Oct.17, 2020 at the age  of 96 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia.  He was born Feb. 21, 1924 in the Town of Darien to Lambert and Anna (De Droog).  Henry served in the military during WW2 in the 342nd Armed Field  Artillery Battalion.  After his service, he worked various jobs and retired from General Motors Axle Plant in Buffalo after 35 years.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Indian Falls, NY, member of the Oakfield-Alabama Legion Post 626, 50 year member of the Alabama Fire Dept., member of VFW Post 1602 in Batavia, NY.  He was active in Boy Scouts, and served as cook at Camp Sam Wood in Pike, NY for many years.

Henry is survived by his wife Dolores (Poerschke) of 72 years, 3 sons; Michael of Fruitland Park, FL, Donald (Sharon) of Basom, NY, Scott of Basom, NY and 1 daughter Laurie (Harold) of Akron, NY, 5 granddaughters: Cassandra, Jennifer, Payadie, Erin and Ashley, 4 great-grandsons; Tyler, Andre, Keegan, and Chase, 3 great-granddaughters: Bianca, Alicia, Melissa, and 1 great great-grandson Dresden; his brother William (Irene) of Corfu, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by brother John of France, and sister Wilhelmina Kovach of Florida.

Friends are invited to call 5-8 pm on Wed. Oct. 21, 2020 at C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4-6 Main St. Corfu, NY.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Oct. 22, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Western New York National Cemetery at a later date. Due to Covid mandates, face coverings and social distancing will required.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Indian Falls United Methodist Church 7908 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY, Alabama Fire Dept., 2230 Judge Rd., Basom, NY, American Legion Post 626, 6554 Alleghany Rd., Basom, NY or VFW Veness-Strollo Post, 23 Edwards St. Batavia, NY.

army.jpg  Frank A. Corti, 90, of Batavia passed away on October 18, 2020 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born on October 6, 1930 to the late Frank and Estel (Wakeman) Corti. In addition to his parents, Frank is predeceased by his wife; Rosa (Seidl) Corti.

Frank was a United States Army veteran during the Korean War. He was part owner of the Willow Bend Inn.

He is survived by his step daughter; Carolla Soccio and step-granddaughter Maureen Soccio.

There will be no prior calling hours or Services. Frank will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia.

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

Paul  D.  Kruppa, 78, of Batavia,  passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Paul was born Saturday, August 15, 1942 in Batavia, a son of the late John and Dorothy (Wetzel) Kruppa.

Paul was an industrial arts teacher for 32 years at the Oakfield Alabama Central School District.  He was a member of Resurrection Parish and a former member of the Batavia Lions Club, where he served as the club's secretary for several years.  He was also the Lions Club district secretary.  Paul loved to golf and was a diehard Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Dodgers fan.  He was a classic car enthusiast, owning a 1957 Ford Thunderbird which he loved to take to car shows and out for rides.

Surviving are Paul's wife, Joanne (Gaeta) Kruppa of Batavia; sons, David (Robin) Kruppa of Warsaw, Steven (Karen) Kruppa of North Providence, Rhode Island and Kevin Kruppa of Buffalo; grandchildren, Jack (Jessi) Kruppa, Andrew Kruppa, Samuel Kruppa, Marylin Kruppa and Joshua Kruppa and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his brother, John Kruppa.  

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and mandated regulations, Paul's calling hours and Mass of Christian Burial will be held with his immediate family only on Thursday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church.  Entombment will be held at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Oncology Department, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 or Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263 or online at https://www.roswellpark.org/.

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

Arrangements for Paul were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Lockport, N.Y. ~ Charles M. Steffenilla, age 74, formerly of LeRoy, passed away Friday afternoon (Oct. 16, 2020) at McAuley Residence in Kenmore, N.Y.

     He was born August 14, 1946 in Batavia, a son of the late Michael and Mary Stellato Steffenilla.

     Charles will be remembered as a loving companion, father, grandfather and brother, who always had a joke for his family and friends.  He enjoyed reading, watching John Wayne western movies and coin collecting.  He was also known to be a history buff and although he was not a veteran, he studied and read everything about the Viet Nam Conflict and became very supportive of the veterans who served.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving companion of 17 years, Kathryn Millard; his children, Tod Steffenilla (fiancé, Brittany Hoyle), Tobi (Mark) Simeone; daughter-in-law, Lori Steffenilla; Sean Millard and Geoffrey (Jack) Millard; grandchildren, Joseph Simeone, Jacob Steffenilla, Kassidy Steffenilla, Lindsey Steffenilla, Grace Steffenilla, Zoie Steffenilla, Zachary Simeone and Arianna Millard; siblings, Angelo Steffenilla, Samuel (Shelly) Steffenilla, Robert (Katie) Steffenilla, Eileen (Dean) Fischer, Agnes (Dan) Snyder, Annette Showler and Joan (Rick) VanKuren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Thomas Steffenilla, sister-in-law, Nancy Steffenilla and brother-in-law, Ted Showler.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 3 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, N.Y. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)  His graveside service will be held on Friday, October 23 at 10 AM in Machpelah Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to WNY Heroes, Inc., 8205 Main St., Suite 1,

Williamsville, NY 14221  (wnyheroes.org/get-involved/donate/) or to any charity that supports our local veterans.

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

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

Elba - Irel  Dean  Boyce, age 87, of Elba  passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Facility in Rochester surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Boyce was born October 25, 1932 in Elba, a son of the late Benjamin Boyce and Ogreta Frens Boyce. 

A retiree from Graham Manufacturing after over 30 years of employment, Dean was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War. The former mayor of the Village of Elba, he was a fan of the Buffalo Sabres, New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills. He enjoyed spending time in his garden, attending his great-grandchildren's' sporting events, playing golf, baking and visiting the children of the neighborhood who lovingly called him "Papa Dean". 

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Shirley Ann Kipfer Boyce of Elba; his daughter, Marcy (Nicholas) Colantonio of Stafford; two sons; Scott (Michelle) Boyce of Churchville and Christian Boyce of Elba; his granddaughter; Rita (Sam) Vigiano of Elba; great-grandson, Mason Vigiano of Elba; step-granddaughter; Teresa (Ronald) Tobolski of Oakfield, New York; step-great-grandchildren; Jordyn, Kara and Hunter Tobolski of Oakfield; step-grandchildren; Jordan Croston of Churchville and Krysta (Eric) Nardone of West Henrietta; his brother; Roland (Gloria) Boyce of Pavilion, New York. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. 

He is predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial, with military honors, will be held in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, in care of Rochester Regional Foundations, 330 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, New York 14607.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Dean have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

Corfu - Donald  K.  Schmigel, Sr., age 74  of Corfu,  passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Mercy Hosptial of Buffalo.

He was born August 17th, 1946 in Boonville, Missouri a son of the late Donald R. Schmigel and Nora Steele. 

 An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Don enjoyed watching dirt track racing and NASCAR.  

Donald is the husband of Susan T. Domoj Schmigel. They were married on September 9, 1967. He is also survived by his daughter; Karie Schmigel of Stafford; his son; Donald K. (Jennifer Zynda) Schmigel, Jr.of Corfu; two grandchildren; Sheniqua Samol of Batavia and Matthew Scroger of Pennsylvania; his great-granddaughter; Lilly Avino; his brothers; Terrence Schmigel of Texas and William (Eileen) Schmigel of Missouri; his sister; Starre Szelag of Alaska; sister-in-law, Ginger Schmigel of Alabama, New York. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He is predeceased by his granddaughter; Sgt. Shaina B. Schmigel who passed away on May 30, 2014 and his brother, Lon Schmigel. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service which will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 726 Exchange St Suite 815, Buffalo, NY 14210.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

fischer.jpg  Gerald “Jerry” Fischer, 82, of Darien Center, was peacefully welcomed in to Heaven on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Jerry was born on October 23, 1937 in Wharton Township, PA., a son of the late Clem and Edna (Lake) Fischer. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 58 years; (Henrietta) Ann Fischer and a grandchild.

He is survived by his brother; Ronald (Patricia) Fischer; children Sherry (Stephen) Zimmerman, Laurie Reale, Cathy (Daniel) Cutter and Richard Fischer; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.   

Jerry lived his faith daily, demonstrating love for the Lord, his family, friends and complete strangers. He had a passion for living and a passion for helping others. It was common to find him pulling stranded motorists out of snow banks. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him, called him a ‘true gentleman’. He loved to encourage others (especially his children and grandchildren), attending as many church, school and community functions as he could. He enjoyed photography and had a side gig as a wedding photographer. He shared this passion with his kids, teaching us how to take and develop photographs and started a photography club at the local 4-H.

Jerry graduated from Uniontown High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Antietam. He worked as an electronics technician for the FAA, bus driver for the Alden Central School District and was later employed by the Genesee County Center of Independent Living. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Attica, NY for many years, where he volunteered in several capacities.

At Jerry’s request, there will be no visitation and arrangements will be made in the spring due to NYS COVID restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home 91 Main St. in Attica. 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 St., Attica, New York 14011.

William (‘Bill’ ’Bongo’) Barton - age 63, of Silver Springs, NY, went home to be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ on the morning of Wednesday, October 14, 2020. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home on Silver Lake, after a courageous 13-year long battle against multiple myeloma. 
Bill was born in Batavia on March 12, 1957 to Charles and Nancy Barton. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob, father-in-law Ralph Houseknecht, brother-in-law Edward Houseknecht, and nephew Michael Houseknecht. Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Kay (Houseknecht) Barton; their children, Will (Catherine) Barton of Osprey, FL, and Paul (Jessica) Barton of Batavia, NY; his grandchildren: Luke, Connor and Cole; his siblings: Dave Barton of Las Vegas NV, Pam Barton of Coronado CA, and Sue Barton of Latrobe PA.  Bill is also survived by his “2nd mother,” Agnes Houseknecht of Stafford NY, and Mary Kay’s siblings - Greg of Batavia NY, Buddy (Kate) of Bonita Springs FL, Tom (Lynn) of Batavia NY, Tim (Sue) of Interlaken NY, John (Kimberly) of Wyoming NY, and Katie Berger (Gary) of Stafford NY. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as their spouses and children. 
Bill graduated from Batavia High School in 1976. He loved sports, excelling in football and basketball in school. In his later years, he spent time at the YMCA, where he was passionate about weightlifting with his buddy, ‘Moose’ Pastore. Bill worked in the skilled trades until marrying Mary Kay in 1983 at St. Mary’s Church in Batavia, after which he began his career at Pepsi-Cola and Loose Ends Vending. 
Bill worked relentlessly. His belief that he could not ask people to do something he was not willing to do himself endeared him to his employees/co-workers during his years at Pepsi and Loose Ends. Bill always credited his success to all the dedicated employees at Pepsi and Loose Ends who were like family, especially his secretary Gail Hull. Any hard worker he met instantly became a friend. Even greater than Bill’s love for a solid work ethic, Bill loved to help people. He was truly selfless.  Even in his last days, Bill was most concerned about inconveniencing his family as they cared for him.  He was also persistent about silly things like changing the lower unit oil in the boat engine and explaining the process of winterizing the plumbing in the house to his boys so ‘Mom wouldn’t have to worry about it.’ Bill was unwavering in his strength of character.  He was a rock.
Bill’s pride and joy was always his family.  Some of Bill’s favorite memories included time spent watching hockey at the Batavia ‘Royal Rink,’ cheering on his boys and their friends on the Ramparts and Ice Devils. Bill also loved fishing and hunting with his sons and good friends – especially Mike McNally - teaching his sons how to water ski at Silver Lake, and sharing good times and laughs with all their family, friends and neighbors around a roaring campfire.
Bill’s happiest moment was the day he and his wife, Mary Kay were baptized at East Shelby Community Bible Church – affirming their love and belief in Jesus Christ.  Bill took every opportunity to share his faith in Jesus with all the people he met on his journey through cancer.  He credited the Holy Spirit with divine intervention in removing all his fear as he was on the way to receiving his diagnosis in 2007.  Bill shared that miraculous story with everyone he encountered. Bill’s resolute faith allowed him to face his mortality entirely absent of fear, something he prayed will happen for everyone.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 17th at 11:00 AM at East Shelby Community Bible Church, located at 5278 East Shelby Road, Medina, NY 14103. Immediate family and close friends will be allowed inside the church. The service will also be broadcast in the church parking lot over the radio (as has been the practice through the coronavirus), and live streamed on East Shelby Bible Church’s Facebook page for those who are unable to attend in person.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Bill’s honor be made to any of the following organizations: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org), ARC of Genesee County (www.arcgo.org/donate), Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org/), Ricky Palermo Foundation (www.rickypalermofoundation.org). 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 of Batavia.

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