Madeline M. Bartz, 14, of Batavia, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Madeline was born Oct. 3, 2007 in Cortland, New York, a daughter of Sarah (Pat) Fedus and Tom Bartz.
Madeline’s passion was cheerleading. She also loved the arts: singing, dancing, performing, drawing and painting. You could also find her outdoors: climbing trees, riding her cousin’s horses, skateboarding with friends, catching (and “training”) frogs and other nature’s creatures. She loved animals, especially her dogs, Zeus and Elaina, and ferrets, Luna and Bear. Madeline was spunky, loved the spotlight, and goofy. She loved to laugh and make others laugh. Madeline will be remembered for putting everyone’s feelings before her own and being a wonderful source of strength for others.
Surviving along with her parents are her brothers, Alex Bartz, Jackson Bartz, Derrick Fedus, sisters Natalie Bartz and Kyra Fedus, grandparents, Ruth Watkins, Richard Watkins, Tom and Betty Bartz, Joe and Loretta Fedus and her many loving cousins, aunts and uncles. Other loving family members to be included are Kimberlie Miller and the Miller family.
Family and friends are invited to call on Nov. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, where Madeline’s funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 23.
Madeline’s family is asking that you wear bright colors to her funeral to honor her life: a last wish of Madeline’s. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/donate/.
Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements for Madeline were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.