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winegar.jpg Marilyn J. Winegar, 83 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 23, 2017 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born April 9, 1933 in Batavia, to the late Albert (Marie Rider) Hale. Marilyn is preceded in death by husband Robert Winegar, siblings Edward, William Hale and Betty J. Smith; nephew David Kelsey.

Marilyn spent 48 years working for C.L. Carr Company in Batavia and most of those years were spent as the head of the Children’s Department. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. Marilyn enjoyed reading, bingo and most of all being with her family.   

She is survived by nieces and nephews Robert (Sue) Smith of Batavia; Betsey Kelsey of E. Bethany; Beckey (Jeff) Long of Batavia; Pamela (Robert) Denny of Oakfield; Bruce (Ruth) Smith of Batavia; Barbara Kubala of Attica; Rick (Joan) Hale of E. Bethany; Renee Hirsh of California; along with many great, great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday March 26, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Monday March 27, 2016 at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 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.

pheasants.jpg Joseph C. Wenzel Jr., 59 of Batavia, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Thursday March 23, 2017 at home. He was born on May 21, 1957, in Batavia to Joseph C. (the late Dorothy M. Lenhard) Wenzel Sr. of Batavia. Joe is preceded in death by siblings Mary Francis and Jonathan Wenzel.   

Joe was an avid outdoorsman and loved his pheasant farm. He enjoyed working on cars and being with his family.

He is survived by his children Joseph C. Wenzel III of SC; Matthew (Kody); Stanley both of Batavia; Stephen of PA; Nicole of NYC; Timothy, Melissa Wenzel both of Batavia; siblings Joan Szatkowski, Sharon (Dean Cadieux) Lyke, Jimmy (Stephany) Wenzel, Jeffrey (JoAnn) Wenzel, Jennifer (Ross) Jarvela, JodiAnn (Jim) Battistella, Jolene Morales, Heidi Schollard, Karen (Larry) Corp; 4 grandchildren along with 24 nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:30 AM Celebration of Joe’s life will take place on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Arbor House (Northgate Free Methodist South Campus) 350 Bank St. Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the 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.

snyder3.jpgJoseph D. Snyder, 68 of Alexander, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters, on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born January 3, 1949 in Batavia, to the late Casper “Jim” (Josephine Hendricks) Snyder. The youngest of seven, Joe is preceded in death by siblings David, Norman (Elsie) Snyder; brothers-in-law Joseph Mazur and Chuck Hephner.

Joe was a man who loved God. He was a carpenter, mechanic and a collector. Joe enjoyed singing, theatre and Jeopardy. A student of Organic Gardening in the 70’s, he planted fruit trees and tried his hand at tree-grafting. There is a tree in Alexander to this day which literally bears two different kinds of fruit! His passions were Civil War history and Biblical theology. He desired healing for holocaust victims. In life and in death, he was devoted to his children and his large, life-loving Snyder family. He is deeply missed.

He is survived by his daughters Kayla Silvernail of Batavia; Jennifer Snyder of Columbia, MD; Julie (Johnny) Zook of Halifax, PA; siblings Joanne Mazur of Attica; Edward (Linda) Snyder of Attica; Kathleen Hephner of Alexander; Dan (Rae) Snyder of East Bethany; sister-in-law Catherine Snyder of Cowlesville, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday March 26, 2017 from 1-2 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 2:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.

Flowers welcome! Memorials may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Cardiology Department 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

cina_2.jpgNANCY T. CINA ~ Batavia

Age 77, died peacefully Tuesday morning March 21, 2017 at PremierGenesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was born May 25, 1939 in Albion, NY, daughter of the late Edmund "Chuck" and Frances (Daniels) Bielinski.   

Mrs. Cina went to work at the Eastman Kodak Co. out of high school, spent a short time at the former Sylvania and then owned and operated the Smart n Sassy Shop in the Genesee Country Mall until 1981. Nancy spent some time at home raising her children and then returned to Kodak from which she finally retired. She was always active, had a keen eye for decorating, avid collector of Hall Tea Pots & antiques, loved to play Bingo and cards and was a religious education teacher for many years at the former St. Anthony's. Nancy and Dick enjoyed spending winters in Florida since 1999 and will be remembered as a fantastic cook and a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother. 

Surviving is her beloved husband whom she married September 16, 1961, Richard S. Cina, Sr. of Batavia; loving children, Clark Cina of Batavia, Richard S. (Kimberly) Cina, Jr. of Churchville, Timothy (Tina) Cina of Scottsville and Christine (Ray) Hernandez of Harrisburg, NC; brother, Roland (Frances) Bielinski of FL; cousins, Daniel (Deborah) Radzinksi of Spencerport, Ronald (Pauline) Radzinski of Albion, Bonnie (late Kenneth) Kaniecki of Albion and Roger (late Sue) Kaniecki of Albion; 7 grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, Rebecca & Charles Cina, Richard, Jessica & Eric Hernandez; 2 great-grandchildren, Samuel Hernandez and Emmanuel Cina.  

The Cina family will be present from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Friday March 24, 2017 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020, please join Nancy's family to celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial 12 noon Saturday March 25 at Ascension Parish. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 North Street Batavia or Ascension Parish. 

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

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

 

   

harley_davidson.jpg Ricky L. Slusser , Age 62, of Perry  passed away on March 18, 2017. He was born in Warsaw, NY on March 24, 1954 to the late Paul and Elizabeth Jean (Casselberry) Slusser. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Cathy A. (Breeser) Slusser. This year would have marked 44 years of marriage. Along with his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Robert “Mickey” and James Slusser

Rick worked for Perry Central School for 20 plus years. He was an avid hunter and motorcycle enthusiast.

He leaves behind two sons; James (Christina Briggs) Slusser and David (Keri) Slusser; Four grandchildren, Austin, Alexander, Tehya, and Alexis Slusser; Two sisters Kathy Salada and Sue Andrews; One brother Paul “Butch” (Kathy) Slusser; One step sister Kim Collings; Three step brothers: Ernie (Linda) Collings, Rusty (Judy) Collings, and Keith (Charlene) Collings. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and his best friend and loyal companion, his golden retriever, “Jake”.

Family and friends may call from 12:00-4:00PM on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Perry Fireman's Building on Lake St. at the Perry Park where a celebration of Rick's life will be held. Food will be served, casual dress please.

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

scan0001.jpgMARCIA M. MICHALAK ~ Batavia

Age 58, died Saturday morning March 18, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born October 10, 1958 in Batavia, NY to the late Harold and Irene (Moscicki) Michalak also was preceded in death by her companion, Gerald "Korky" Korkowicz. 

Marcia was a faithful member of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church in Clarence for many years. As her health declined Marcia was a resident of the Genesee County Nursing Home where she was a social butterfly and remained very active. She was on the Resident Council, front desk receptionist on weekends, worked in the store and attended many on-site activities. Marcia enjoyed crocheting, Bingo, word search and crossword puzzles but most of all being around people, she cherished the visits, letters and cards received from family and friends throughout her stay. 

Surviving are her loving siblings, Ronald (Barb) Michalak of CA, Deborah (Paul) Rich of Medina, Kenneth Michalak of Buffalo; aunts, Esther Moscicki and Rose Jacques; nieces and nephews, Crystal & Adam of CA, Lauren of Depew, Megan of Buffalo, Sarah of Cheektowaga and Andrew of Buffalo. 

Marcia's family will be present from 10:30 - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday March 25, 2017 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Rd. Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Akron and memorials in her memory can be made to the family. 

Please share your memories of Marcia with her family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

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

Cazenovia - Dr. Conrad Joseph Kubiniec, 79, passed away on March 18, 2017 at the Syracuse VA Medical Center Hospice, surrounded by his family after a valiant 3-month battle with cancer.

He was born on March 30, 1937 in North Tonawanda, New York the son of the late Charles F. and Cecelia (Young) Kubiniec.

He graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1954. He was a proud member of the University of Buffalo Dental School Class of 1961.  Conrad went on to serve his country as an officer and dentist in the US NAVY at Great Lakes Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, Conrad returned to Western NY and opened his dental practice in Batavia.  He practiced dentistry for 40 years, the last 10 with his son, Michael.  While a Dentist, he was elected into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an International Honorary Dental Organization.  He was a member of the Tri-County Dental Society and the 8th District Dental Society.

Along with his successful dental practice, he was a member of The Batavia Lions Club, The Batavia Rotary Club and The Batavia Club.  He sang tenor in the Genesee Chorale and appeared in numerous Rotary Shows. He served on the Board of Directors of the Batavia YMCA and AAA of Western NY.  Upon retiring to St. Augustine Florida, he was an active member of St. Augustine’s Sunshine Rotary Club and the St. Augustine Bridge Club. He spent his summer months in Cazenovia, New York.

Conrad was rich with avocations.  He was an American Contract Bridge Life Master. He was an avid long distance runner and completed two Skylon Marathons in Niagara Falls. He ran for years with the Batavia Sunday Morning Running Club.  As an accomplished lifelong bowler, he achieved his goal of completing a sanctioned 300 game. He was a Master Gardener in the Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York and The University of Florida Cooperative Extension in Florida. He voluntarily tended plantings and community gardens in Batavia and at the St. Augustine Bridge Club and helped family, friends and neighbors with plans, plants and labor.

Conrad married Ann O’Grady Kubiniec of Cuba, New York in 1959. They shared 57 years of marriage and, together, they raised three children. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Dr. Michael (Sharon) Kubiniec of Batavia, Thomas (Juliet) Kubiniec of Cazenovia and Katherine (Kenneth) Dunn of Danvers, MA.  He was the beloved “Grandpa Alligator” to Austin, Robert and Thomas Kubiniec of Batavia, NY, Colton, Hailey and Charles Kubiniec of Cazenovia, NY, Madelyn, Kenneth Conrad and Garrett Dunn of Danvers, MA. He is also survived by his sister Dr. Cathleen (James) Morano of New Britain, PA and two brothers, Charles “Chip” (Janice) Kubiniec of North Tonawanda, NY and Craig (Mary Anne) Kubiniec of St. Petersburg, FL and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Friends and family are invited to the GO-ART Center - Seymour Place, 201 East Main Street, Batavia on Saturday, April 22nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. where Connie's family will be present to greet you. Memorials may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, Cazenovia Public Library or St. John’s County Library in St Augustine.  There would be no greater memorial than in lieu of sending flowers, to please plant some. 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, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohow permanent.”  - Walt Kelly

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Clarendon/Batavia - Raymond F. Patnode, Jr., 68, of Clarendon, formerly of Batavia, a machinist at Strong Forge & Fabrication, LLC in Batavia, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

Ray was born June 3, 1948 in Rochester, a son of the late Raymond F. Patnode, Sr. and Marie (Telfer) Farrington.

He was an avid camper and member of Red Rock Ponds in Hulberton, NY.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J.  (Doyle) Patnode, whom he married August 13, 1977; 2 sons, Raymond F. (Anna) Patnode, III of Batavia and James R. Patnode of Warsaw; a daughter, Christina M. (Tom) Theis of MD; 4 siblings, Francis R. (Sue) Patnode of Plattsburgh, Linda (Albert) Gibbs of Alexander, Gary (Cindy) Patnode of Basom and JoAnne Hart of Stafford; an aunt, Lucile Telfer of Rochester; a sister-in-law, Mary Doyle of E. Aurora; 2 brothers-in-law, Edward (Sue) Doyle of Palmyra and  John (Patty) Doyle of Elma; mother-in-law, Ann (late Gene) Doyle of E. Aurora; 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was the brother of the late Warren Patnode and Judy Patnode and brother-in-law of the late Robert Doyle.   

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 East Main St., Batavia, where services will be at 11a.m., Friday.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.   The family sends special thanks to unit 73400 and Cardiac Clinic at Strong for their wonderful care.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

cessna.jpgRussell P. Cessna Jr., 29 passed away unexpectedly on Thursday March 16, 2017. He was born November 17, 1987 in Batavia, to Mary (Ken) Falker of Corfu and the late Russell P. Cessna Sr. Russ is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Everett Rutherford, paternal grandfather Russell O. Cessna, soul mate Tessacca Tundo.

Russell Paul, known as “Pauly” by his aunt Sarah and grandma Rita, loved to read and enjoyed playing guitar. Everyone will remember Russ for his sense of humor and making everyone laugh. He enjoyed hunting, four wheeling and taking his daughter fishing. He was one of 12 out of hundreds of applicants selected for Cornell’s CPEP program and excelled at it. As a memorial please reach out to a youth whom is struggling so their path may be eased from some of the distress.

He is survived by his daughter Natalia Rayne Cessna of Kentucky; sister Heather (Frank) Demmer of Batavia; step-brothers Andrew Falker of Akron; Ben Falker of Corfu; maternal grandmother Rita Mallison of Batavia; paternal grandmother Elizabeth Cessna of East Bethany; along with many aunts, uncles & cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his daughter Natalia or to Roswell Park Cancer Institute www.roswellpark.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.

Elba - Robert B. Adams, 82, of Elba, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Batavia while under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

Mr. Adams was born January 18, 1935 in Elba, a son of the late Burtie and Gladys (Judd) Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite “Midge” (Buck) Adams, whom he married January 9, 1954; his children; Nora Adams of Batavia, Robert C. (Mary Jo Ryan) Adams of Odenton, Maryland and the late Paul Adams who passed away in 2008; his grandchildren, Cale Rice of Batavia, Heather (Rob) Burns of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Rachael (Daniel) Kelly of Columbia, Maryland; five great-grandchildren, Ben and  Emily Burns and Corinne, Alanna and Fiona Kelly; his sister-in-law, Betty (late Walter) Buck of Stafford and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, Charles Adams and his sister, Joyce West.

At his request, there will be no public visitation or services held.  Memorials in his name may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

 

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