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jmetz.jpgJEAN M. METZ

   "Mrs. P." "Mrs. Pixley", devoted mother, grandmother, mom to many more and friend to all, died suddenly Sunday morning July 26, 2015 at her home in Basom. Born May 20, 1944, in Batavia, NY, to Celia (Slominski) Ratulowski of Batavia and the late Aloysius Ratulowski.

   Jean worked for over 30 years at Chapin Manufacturing, was a cake decorator for many area weddings and was an avid painter with amazing artistic ability. She was a member of Resurrection Parish, enjoyed knitting, gardening, cooking and had a true love of animals, especially her four legged buddy, "Chewie." Jean's family will remember her for the wonderful caregiver she was, compassionate was and always there to lend a hand to help or ear to listen.

   Surviving along with her mother is her husband of 17 years, William R. Metz, Sr. of Basom; beloved children, James (Maryann) Pixley and their children, Patrick & Justin; Shawn (Julie) Pixley; Kimberly (Timothy) Shea and their son, Ryan all of Batavia; step-children, Melissa (Michael) Grasso of Rushford and their children, Mackenzie, Meredith and Mason; William R. (Amy) Metz, Jr. and children, Devin, Kyle, Kaylee, Jason (Andrea), Matt, Donny (Amber); 1 step-great grandchild; sister, Gloria (Monty) Andrews; brother, Ron (Kathy) Ratulowski all of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

   The family will be present from 4-8 PM on Thursday July 30 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday July 31. She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery and memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

   Please leave your words of comfort to Jean's family at and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.



woody1.jpgWoodams “Woody” P. Clark of Attica, New York passed away peacefully after a short illness on July24, 2015 at the age of 94.   Woody is predeceased by his parents Leland C. Clark and Helen Foote Clark , his wife of 64  years Rita Fuest Clark and brothers Dr. Leland C. Clark and Quentin S. Clark and grandson Andrew Klotzbach.

Woody was a member of the ‘Greatest Generation’ having been a World War II naval veteran.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served in Iceland, England and France.  Shortly after the landing in Normandy he was sent to the Pacific where he served till after the Japanese surrender.  He spoke at different times about returning from Europe on the Queen Mary with 20,000 other troops and passing the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.  “You could hear a pin drop.  No one said a word.”   But tears are silent.  After serving in the Pacific theater he was discharged in 1945.  He then returned to his home in Attica where he started his family. After the war, Woody first worked in the Family business at Clark’s Appliance and Delicatessen.  He was hired by Frigidaire Corp. in 1954 and worked as District Manager till his retirement in 1983.  Woody is a member of the American Legion and served as Chaplain for the Legion after World War II.  He is also an Exempt member of the Attica Fire Department.   As well as giving service to the Attica Landmark Society as past president and  the Attica Historical Society.  His life was for his family of 9 children whom he taught to care for others and to make others people’s lives better whenever they could. His last thoughts were of his family and his much loved wife.  “In a little while, surely you’ll be mine.  In a little while I’ll be there.  In a little while, this hurt will hurt no more.  I’ll be home love.”

He is survived by 9 children:  Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Clark, Mary Jo (John) Oldham, Kim (Nancy) Clark, Judy (Donald) Carpenter, Leland (Marianne) Clark, Janet (George) Klotzbach, Jane (Donald) Beechler, Mark (Alyce) Clark, James (Melissa) Clark; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren

A private burial service will be at Forest Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the Attica Fire/Rescue Squad 11 Water Street Attica, New York 14011, American Legion 83 Market Street Attica, New York 14011, or Stevens Memorial Library 146 Main Street, Attica New York 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

navy_0.jpgJohn "Jack" Harold Cook Jr., 85, passed away Sunday July 26, 2015 after a brief illness at Brothers of Mercy in Clarence where he had resided for the last 3 years. John was born August 17, 1929 in Warsaw to the late John (Hazel) Cook. John was pre-deceased by his wife of 49 years, Natalie Austin Cook who died in 2007, twin brother James (Audrey) Cook; sister Norma (Russ) Watson; sister Elaine (Elwin) Glor; brother Henry (Elaine) Austin.

John graduated from Attica High School in 1948, where he lettered in varsity basketball.
After graduation he joined the Navy where he continued playing basketball and served on the ship The USS Orion (AS-18). He was stationed in Argencia, Newfoundland and traveled to Haiti, Puerto Rico and Cuba from 1950 to 1954.  He attained the rank of Seaman Third.John recently received his 55 year Legion member card which he proudly displayed in his room.
John was a long-time member of the Attica Golf club where he registered two hole in ones and was a 30+ year league bowler at Attica Lanes.  John was also a long time member of St Luke's church in Attica. John worked at Massy-Harris and at Rochester Products before beginning his career job as a mail carrier, first in a walking route and then as a rural carrier in Attica.  John truly loved that job and often said "I knew everyone on my route and they all knew me by name."  John retired in 1985.In his retirement John and his wife enjoyed spending time traveling and golfing with many close friends. One of his fondest memories was walking the Augusta National Golf course for a Masters Tournament practice round. John and his wife could also be spotted in the casino many afternoons at Batavia Downs.  He loved watching the Yankees and the Bills games and was an avid reader.  John also enjoyed flea marketing and yard sales in search of coins and stamps. John most loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He could not say enough good things about the nurses and aides at Brothers who took very special care of him.  John basked in all the love and attention he received

He is Survived by children John (Ann) Cook  of York, PA, Cindy (John) Dries of Batavia, Tom (Fran Sprague) Cook of Oakfield; grandchildren Jarod and Jessie Cook  of York, PA; sisters- in-law Louise (Ray) Wechsler of Quogue, NY, Jeanne (Frank) Fulton of Quitman, GA along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours.  A Burial Mass will be held on Thursday, July 30th at 11am at St Luke's Church, 30 Favor Street, Attica New York 14011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name can be given to St Luke's Church 30 Favor Street Attica, New York 14011.For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

way.jpgFrank L. Way, 75 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 25, 2015 at his home in Batavia. He was born on May 20, 1940 in Morrisdale, PA to the late Robert J. (Rose Mattsock) Way. He is preceded in death by his Brothers Peter and Roy “Kenny” Way.

Mr. Way was retired from the City of Batavia Fire Department where he was a fireman for 23 years. He was a singer in the band Frankie & the Heartbreakers and recorded a record with them. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, bowling, football and baseball fantasy leagues and cash words. Most important to Frank was his family who he loved.

He is survived by his children Lornie Way of Elba, Frank D. Way of Batavia and Darlene Dorman of Albion; brothers Robert, George, Alvis, Alvin (Regina) Way sisters Violet Torcello, Sandy Strobele, Cindy (Roger) Morgan, close friend Fran Way of Batavia; 5 Grandchildren Jason, Brian and Melissa Dorman, Tyler Way and Ashley Suttell along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held privately.

Memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals c/o Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main St. Road Batavia, NY 14020 or to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street suite 6 Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Batavia - Beverly A. Shaw-Miller, 54, of Batavia, passed away on Friday (July 24, 2015) at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

She was born on August 24, 1960 in Yakima, Washington, the daughter of Richard (Kathleen) Shaw of Batavia and the late Barbara Allen Shaw Weyrauch.

Beverly loved family, caring for her cats, golf and having fun talking with her friends. She took great pride that she was the back-up quarterback on one of the first female pro football teams.

Surviving along with her father is her fiancé, Lou Perez of Batavia; a brother, Steven (Clare) Shaw of Corfu; two sisters, Marilyn (Gary) Almeter-Milbrand of Attica and Lori Wright of Morrisville, NC; her aunt, Karen Shaw of Batavia; three nephews, Timothy (Rachel) Almeter of Batavia, Eric (Alexandria Waite) Almeter of LeRoy and Casey Shaw of Corfu; two nieces,  Emily and Abby Shaw of Corfu and her great-niece, Evelyn Almeter of LeRoy.

Her husband, Steve Miller, passed away on July 14, 1998. She is also predeceased by her grandparents, Norman and Monica (Merry) Shaw.

Calling hours are Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Beverly’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

Please consider memorials to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021 or online at  

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit

Pavilion ~ Henry B. "Hank" Wright, age 94, formerly of W. Park Street, passed away Thursday evening,(July 23 , 2015) at the  East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw.

     Mr. Wright was born March 7, 1921 in Rochester, N.Y., a son of the late James and Amelia Deissinger Wright.

     Hank enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed the visits with his twin granddaughters, Michele and Mary Beth and eating ice cream with them. 

     He was a 1940 graduate of LeRoy High School.  He was a WWII veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 until 1946 as a Crew Chief and Flight Engineer on a B-17 bomber.  He worked at Lapp Insulator for over 45 years.  Hank was dedicated to serving his community.  He volunteered his service to many organizations.  He was a member of the Pavilion United Methodist Church for 65 plus years, a Life member, of 65 plus years, of the Pavilion Fire Department, where he performed many duties.  He was most noted for being the Fire Dept. Chaplain for many years.  He was a Scoutmaster for the boy scouts for 17 years.  He served as Justice of the Peace for over 35 years and was a member of the Genesee County Magistrates Association.  He was also a town councilman for Pavilion.  In 1992, Hank was selected as Geneseean of the Year.  On June 9, 2004, the town park in Pavilion was renamed the Henry B. Wright Park in honor of dedication of services to the town.  He belonged to the Young at Heart senior citizens club, where he served as president for a time.  He was a volunteer driver for Genesee County's Road to Recovery, providing rides for cancer patients to and from their appointments.  He also enjoyed being a grandparent reader for the first graders at the Dorothy B. Bunce Elementary School in Pavilion.

      Mr. Wright is survived by his sons, Douglas (Kathy) Wright of Pavilion and David Wright of Pavilion, his daughters, Ginger Sackel (Marjorie Wilkison) of Flatrock, NC and Phyllis (Dr. Mark) Hagen of Westfield, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Wright of LeRoy,  along with many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Frances Louise Wright on July 20, 2014 and his brother, Donald Wright Sr.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 2 ~ 4 and 6 ~ 9 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at the Pavilion United Methodist Church.  Private interment to follow in the Pavilion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to either the Pavilion United Methodist Church or the Pavilion Fire Department.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mr. Wright's family at

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

farm.jpgBernard P. Perl, 93, a lifelong resident of Sheldon, New York died peacefully Saturday July,25, 2015. Bernard was born April 19, 1922 to Michael and Mary Perl.  He operated a dairy farm in Sheldon in partnership with his brother, Edward, from 1952 until Edward’s death in 1995.  He continued the operation with his son, Jim, until his retirement in 2012.  He was a contributing member of many area farming organizations over the years. Bernard was also a lifelong member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church (now a part of St. John Neumann’s).
He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Benz) Perl for 63 years and the devoted father of James B. (Cathy) Perl and the late Gary Perl.  He was the loving grandfather of Stacy (Jeffery) Marcheson, James G. (Maura) Perl, and Tanya (Shaun) Koch. Bernard was the dearest great-grandfather to Kierra Perl; Leah and Hanah Rosenbeck; Lilian, Madeline, Allison, and Olivia Koch; Asher Perl and his baby sibling expected in January.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Cornelius, Francis, and Edward Perl; and two sisters, Margaret Almeter and Cecilia Ash.
Bernard's family will be present from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Tuesday, July 28, at the Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Attica, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Neumann Parish (St. Cecilia site), 991 Centerline Rd, Sheldon, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Internment will be in St. Cecilia’s cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.


Sophia (Rakowski) Snyder, 94, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. She was born on June 9, 1921 to the late John (Jadwiga Jeruzewicz) Rakowski.She is preceded in death by her husband Orville Snyder, son Robert Snyder, daughter Nancy Barvian; siblings: Dorothy (Roland) Kennedy, Helen (Stanley) Dudek, Joseph (Linda) Rakowski, Jean Rakowski, Laura (Thomas) Kane, Mary (Richard) Adamski, John (Anne) Rakowski, William (Helen) Rakowski; stepfather Walter Truczkowski; grandchildren Michael Boll and James Donnelly; mother and father in law Orville (Julia) Snyder;sister in-law Ethel (Tom) Baurer, brother-in-law Harold(Norma) Snyder, sister in-lawMarney (Sam) Leone.

She married Orville Snyder on July 7, 1945; they were married for 44 years before his passing in 1989. Sophia was also known as Sal or Sally to many and to her grandchildren, “Cookie Grandma”. She loved to Crochet, Cook and Bake. Sophia worked as a cook at Byrncliff Resort in the 70’s; she also worked at the Theater Restaurant in Attica and The Spring Brook Hotel. She became famous for her pie baking at the Mini Mart Motel in Orangeville in the early 90’s. The pies were so delicious that a reporter from the Buffalo News wrote an article about her and her pies. Sophia is survived by sons Chester (Carol) Snyder of Lancaster, William (Chele) Snyder of Steamburg; daughters Marilyn (Kenneth) Amico of Attica, Jane (Peter) Donnelly of Attica, Carol (Gary) Martinelli of Amherst;  daughter-in-law Nancy Snyder; and a sister in-law Judith Snyder of Warsaw; 16 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Attica on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility Comfort Care Unit 400 North Main Street Warsaw, New York 14569; Strykersville Rescue 594 Minkel Road Strykersville, New York 14145; Harris Corners Rescue 585 Route 20A, Strykersville New York 14145 or Sheldon Rescue Department 996 Centerline Road Strykersville, New York 14145. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

cifelli.jpgNANCY C. CIFELLI

   Beloved wife, loving mother, caring grandmother, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday afternoon July 19, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center, she was 67 and resided in Batavia. She was born July 26, 1947 in Batavia, NY a daughter of the late Edward J. and Rosalind (Zeis) Hayes also preceded in death by two brothers, Gary & Robert Hayes.

   Mrs. Cifelli was a member of Resurrection Parish, enjoyed pottery, collecting antiques, gardening, cooking and baking. She loved animals, especially her four legged companions, Molly & Maggie. Nancy was a true inspiration for all that knew her, she took her illness in stride, battling every setback always with a smile on her face and a kind word to share.

   She is survived by her husband of 34 years, James J. Cifelli of Batavia; daughter, Lori (Kevin) Horkey of MN and their children, Brooke C. & Logan James; step-son, Stephen (Chris) Cifelli of WA and their son, Dylan; step-daughter, Debra (Roger) Toal of SC and their children, Josh, Mitchell & Nathan; brother, Thomas (Brigid) Hayes of Batavia; sister, Patricia (William) Cultrara of Batavia; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Richard) Oshea of LeRoy; brother-in-law, Thomas (Karren) Cifelli of Warsaw along with several nieces and nephews.

   The family will be present from 4:00 ~ 8:00 PM on Wednesday June 22 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30 AM Thursday July 23 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in her memory are requested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York or Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020.

   Please share your memories of Nancy with her family at and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



buffalobills1.jpgDavid A. Brown, 75 of Perry, passed away on Saturday July 18, 2015 at his home.  He was born in Warsaw, June 19, 1940 to the late Clyde A. (Gertrude Schneider) Brown.

David worked taking care of the Ball Park for the Buffalo Bisons and truly loved his job. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and a big history buff.

He is survived by his sister Cindy (Len) Lounsbury of Perry, nephew Chad Cousins of Perry and niece Erin Lounsbury of Mr. Morris.

An 11:00 AM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday July 25, 2015 at Pavilion Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.





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