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Elba - Mayte Sanchez Vargas, age 18, of Elba, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening at Children’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family after battling Leukemia.

Mayte was born March 29, 1998 in San Jose De Pala, Mexico, a daughter of Felix Sanchez Torres and Marbella Vargas Delgado of Elba.

Mayte was a senior at Elba Central School where she was in the top three of her class. She exemplified the traits of a Lancer by striving for dedication, hard work, integrity perseverance and excellence in all she did. She loved soccer, reading, and her family and will be remembered for her most loving smile.

Surviving along with her parents are her siblings, Cristian Sanchez Vargas and Yatziry Sanchez Vargas, both of Elba and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, 780 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, New York 14222. She will be laid to rest in Mexico. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle for Mayte, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Oakfield - Carrie J. Cory, 71, of Oakfield, passed away on Tuesday (February 21, 2017) at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Carrie was born August 9, 1945 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Tom and Delphine (Blackchief) Jones.

Carrie owned and operated Cory's Pizza Shop in Basom.  She was a member of the Beaver Clan and also volunteered with the American Red Cross.  Carrie enjoyed traveling, cooking, crafts, reading, listening to music, being with family and friends and gardening.

Survivors include her son, James Cory of Oakfield; her daughter, Jessica (Bruce) Naas of Oakfield; four brothers, Hiram Jones, Loren Jones, Darwin (Janet) Hill and Malcom Hill, all of Basom; one sister, Audrey Hill of Rochester; her grandchildren, Brett Naas, Chelsea Naas, Erin Naas, Dylan Cory and Alexa Cory, all of Oakfield; a great-granddaughter, Genevieve Delphine Crawford of Oakfield and nieces and nephews, Janet (Mike) Barber of Basom, Leslie (Dean) Cohan of Glenwood, Desi Martinez and John Martinez, both of Rochester and Roger Hill of Basom.

Carrie is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Cory, granddaughter, Julia Cory, brothers, John Paul Jones, William Hill and Murray Hill and her sisters Phyllis Parker and Kathleen Hill.   

Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or online at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation or to a charity of the donor's choice.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Carrie’s memory at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

 

 

flowers.jpgCarol D. Merrill, 86 of Darien Center, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born March 21, 1930 in Pavilion to the late W. Elton (Mabel Jones) Duguid. Mrs. Merrill is preceded in death by her husband Robert Merrill and sister Joyce Anchor.

Mrs. Merrill worked 30 years as a Supervisor for Genesee County Department of Social Services. She was an avid collector, loved gardening, canning and had the best pickled beets in the world. Mrs. Merrill never lost her sense of humor. She was a loving mother, “grandmother” and devoted wife that took incredible care of her husband.  

She is survived by her son Scott R. Merrill of Darien Center; siblings Donald (Sandra) Duguid; Al (Lee) Duguid both of Phoenix, AZ; Sandra (Henry) Gerstman of West Caldwell, NJ; brother-in-law Bob (Virginia) Anchor of LeRoy along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 3-6 PM at West Middlebury Baptist Church 4950 West Middlebury Road, East Bethany, NY 14054. Funeral Services will immediately follow 6:00 PM at the church. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bethany Center.

Memorials may be made to the Family. 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.

Stafford ~ Ruby I. (Paddon) Weber, age 99, formerly of E. Bethany-LeRoy Road, passed away Friday evening (February 17, 2017) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born August 24, 1917 in Riga, N.Y., a daughter of the late David and Jessie Mattice Leathersich.

     Ruby was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in LeRoy, the Stafford Ladies Auxiliary, a past Grange member and State Deputy.

     She is survived by her son, Donald (Nancy) Paddon of Stafford; her grandchildren, David (Donna) Paddon of Pavilion, Susan (James) White of Stafford, Julie (Paul) Ehrmentraut of Stafford, Robert Paddon of CT, Elizabeth Ouelette of CT and Faith Paddon of CT; step-grandchildren, Thomas (Sharon) Weber, Daniel (Luanne) Weber and Marlene (Craig) Prusha; 16 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

     She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilbur Paddon and second husband, Lawrence Weber; her son, Robert Paddon; and her sisters, Lillian Bater and Alma Agness.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 2 ~ 4 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 P.M..  Interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery will be private.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wilbur Paddon Memorial Award, c/o LeRoy Central School District, 2-6 Trigon Park, LeRoy, NY 14482.

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

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

bonefede.jpg Lois J. Bonefede, age 82, of Perry passed away on Friday February 17, 2017 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Morris. Lois was born in Perry, New York a daughter of the late Seth and Maude (Keating) Tucker. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a brother; William Tucker.

Lois was a graduate of Perry Central School class of 1950. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Mallory Timers in Warsaw and owned and operated Tucker’s Boat Livery on Silver Lake with her husband until their retirement in 1980. She was a member of the Perry Overseas Vets Club in Perry. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, reading, fishing, collecting bears, going to flea markets, and traveling with her love “Newt”.

She is survived by her husband; Nunzio “Newt” Bonefede whom she married on January 28, 1961; two step-children Patricia (Donald) Johnson of Scotia, NY, Nunzio J. Bonefede of Geneseo; 3 grandchildren Stacy (Joseph) Rossi, Gregory (Jessie) Johnson and Michael (Bobbie Jo) Bonefede; 8 great grandchildren; 2 nieces Shelly (Timothy) White, Leslie (Hans) Kunzie, and nephew Seth Tucker.

Family and friends may call from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 22nd at the Funeral Home.
She will be laid to rest in Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or visit www.diabetes.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

cecere.jpg Donald J. Cecere Sr., 85, of Gainesville, FL. formally of Batavia passed away peacefully on Saturday February 11, 2017 at the North Florida Hospital surrounded by his loving family. he was born on June 21, 1931, a son of the late Angelo and Adeline (Sangus) Cecere. In addition to his parents, Donald is predeceased by Mary LoBello Cecere; brothers Albert, William, Victor, Anthony, Richard, Joseph, Arthur, Louis and Lester Cecere; sisters Mary Chaya, Edna Predmore, Dolores Figlow and Adeline Gioia.

Donald was a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia. He was a United States Army Veteran in the Korean War and also was a member of the National Guard. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers and was in the construction business most of his life. Don was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his children, grandson, nieces and nephews more than anything. He was an avid sports fan who loved watching the Buffalo Bills and going to UF softball games. You could always find him in his shop working on his projects. Donald will never be forgotten by everyone who felt his love, kindness and sense of humor.

He is survived by his son; Donald J. Cecere Jr., of Gainesville, Fl.; daughters Ann M. Cecere of Gainesville, Mary J. Cecere of Gainesville and Therese M. (David Stupp) Zigrossi of Batavia; his beloved grandson Andrew Zigrossi, who was his pride and joy; along with his pals Georgie and Dexter.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial on Monday February 20, 2017 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. 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.

Batavia  -Mrs. Judy M. Calarco, 73, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at The LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Calarco was born March 11, 1943 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Edward and Irene Schmitt.

A waitress at The Windmill in Elba for many years, she was a member of Assembly of God Church in Batavia, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher. Judy had a deep devotion to her faith reading her Bible on a daily basis. A fan of the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees, she enjoyed watching cooking shows on television. Judy enjoyed travelling with her husband Tony to Florida and Las Vegas.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony J.  Calarco, Sr. whom she married March 21, 1987; her children,  Dawn (Randy) Piazza of Batavia, Darlene (Scott) Watson of Wellsville, Carl Larson of North Carolina,  Frank (Jackie) Calarco of Maybrook, Denise (Robert Lyness) Calarco and Anthony J. (fiancée Diana Kindig) Calarco, Jr. both of Batavia;  ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home followed by entombment in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. Memorials in Judy’s name may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or Rochester General Hospital Foundation, 100 Kings Highway South, Suite 2300, Rochester, New York 14617. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Judy’s name please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Evelyn Tabone, age 88, passed away Wednesday morning (February 15, 2017) at United Memorial Medical Center.

     She was born October 11, 1928 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Anthony and Wanda Samolyk Battaglia.

     Evelyn will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. 

She was very devoted to her family, her friends and her faith.  She was most at ease in her kitchen, where she enjoyed baking and canning, only to give the proceeds to others.  Her generosity and caring ways toward others was very evident and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

     She is survived by her loving son and daughter in law, David (Susan) Tabone of Batavia; her granddaughter, Danielle (Jared) McDonald-Bourbeau; her great-grandchildren, Rowan, Jaxon, Weston and Paisley, along with many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Joseph and her siblings, Sam (Helen) Guarino, Gregory (Irma) Guarino, Anthony (Rose) Battaglia, Grace (Sam) Tortorice and Helen (Bob) Zielinski.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 ~ 4 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19).  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either Crossroads House or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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

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

seal_of_the_us_air_force_svg.pngKENNETH R. GARDNER

Age 59, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday morning February 14, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born June 26, 1957 in Buffalo, NY a son of Mary Wingate of LeRoy and Ralph (Marta) Gardner of Wilson, NY. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Marie Yingling and sister-in-law, Kathy Yingling   

Ken served his country honorably with the USAF Security Police Squadron from 1976 thru 1995, he then spent a short time as a toll collector on the NYS Thruway before becoming a Communications Specialist with the New York State Police, Troop A, from 1998 thru March 2016 as his health declined. His life revolved around his own family, his military family and his State Police family, he had a love for the outdoors, especially fishing and trips to Alleghany State Park. 

Surviving along with his parents is his beloved wife of 35 years, Susan (Yingling) Gardner of Batavia and their loving daughters, Jacquelyn and Michelle both of Batavia; his cherished grandchildren, Lathan, Gianna & Gabriella; sisters, June Embert of DE, Janice (Luis) Cotto of Batavia, Susan (Steve) Patruska of Oklahoma; father-in-law, James Yingling of Eden, NY; sisters & brothers-in-law, Tina (Dave) Cole, Marian Engle, Steve (Leslie) Yingling, Dave (Grace) Yingling, Theresa (Joe) Buziak, Jane (Dan) Lochner along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

The Gardner family will be present from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. on Friday February 17 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020, please join Ken's family to celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday Feb. 17 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site) followed by Full Military Honors. He will be laid to rest in the future National Cemetery being constructed in Pembroke and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 660 Rochester, NY 14642. 

Please share your words of comfort with Ken's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF KEN GARDNER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020

 

   

18.jpgDorothy (Marchese) Komosinski, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. She was born June 5, 1927 in Batavia, to the late Joseph (Carrie Guggino) Marchese. She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony Komosinski; siblings Rose (Alphons) Nigro, Florence (Anthony) Joy, Joseph and Russell Marchese.

Mrs. Komosinski worked with her son at Plaza Spirits in Batavia.

She is survived by her children Ann C. (Peter) Sewert of Byron; John Komosinski of Batavia; granddaughter Carrie Sewert of Rochester, great-grandson Jaxon, sister Carolyn (Thomas) McGorroy of AZ; brother Robert (Judith) Marchese of Virginia; sisters-in-law Mary Marchese of Batavia, Antonia Marchese of FL; Irene (Dean) Hagen of FL; along with many nieces and nephews.  

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be private. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 or to HomeCare & Hospice 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

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