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kress_marilyn_-_photo.jpgMarilyn Y. Kress, 79 of Lockport, passed away peacefully on Thursday (April 28, 2016) at Medina Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 16, 1936 in Middleport, NY, a daughter of the late Gerald and Marjorie Anderson Vanderwalker.

Marilyn enjoyed baking, gardening and the scenes of nature. Her main joy in life was spending time with her loving family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Russell J. Kress, who died February 28, 2012. Mother of the late David Kress and sister of the late Clifford Vanderwalker.

Survivors include her daughter, Jean Bedford of Akron. Four sons, James (Beverly) Kress of Lockport, Robert Kress of Lockport, Edward (Sandy) Kress of Gasport and Brian (Brenda) Kress of Newfane. Also survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences, and fond memories on Sunday (May 1st) from 1-5pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II. DIRECTOR.

 

 

 

 

 

snyder.jpg Norman J. Snyder, 78, of Alexander passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on April 28, 2016 due to complications resulting from a fall at his Alexander farm.  He was born on May 14, 1937 in Crittenden, NY to the late Casper “Jim” and Josephine (Hendricks) Snyder.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Elsie M. Snyder; a brother David Snyder and a great grandson Damien Ortner.

Norman graduated from Alexander High School in 1955, he then attended Morrisville College majoring in their Agriculture Program. After college he married the love of his life, Elsie Marie Spring on August 23, 1958.  He was a farmer for over 50 years, a supervisor at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for 15 years, worked for the former Salways Hardware in Batavia, Buffalo Crushed Stone and Alexander Central Schools.  Norm lost his right arm in a farming accident in 1978, but managed to overcome many obstacles and continued to farm.  He will be remembered for many things; his love for John Deere tractors and being in the fields, “top of the hill, Where God was”, his love of all animals especially his cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, cats and horses, always hiding treats in his pocket for them.  He loved old county music, Hank Williams and Crystal Gayle.  Always smiled and had a story to tell and believed a handshake was his word, but his “little piece of Heaven” was watching his grand children and great grandchildren play.

He is survived by a his daughter; Teresa (James) Wright of Darien Center; step daughter Shirley (the late William) Relyea; brothers Edward (Linda) Snyder of East Bethany, Joseph Snyder and James (Rae) Snyder both of Alexander; sisters Joanne (the late Joseph) Mazur of Attica and Kathleen (the late Charles) Hephner of Alexander; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday May 2, 2016 from 3:00-7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC.  135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday the 3rd at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department PO Box 336 Alexander, NY 14005 or Mercy Flight www.mercyflight.org.  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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

Stafford ~ Kenneth A. Rumble Jr., age 58, of Sweetland Road, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

     He was born September 5, 1957 in Batavia, a son of the late Kenneth and Arlene Stegman Rumble Sr.

      Kenny was an avid harness racing fan for most of his life, and even ventured into actual ownership of some race horses for the last four years.  He was very proud of his barn-stable name "Thatsideofthefence, LLC".  He also thoroughly enjoyed family trips and vacations.

     He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lucinda "Cindy" Wolcott Rumble; his children, Roger (Katie) Rumble of Bergen and Nikki (Gary) Hopkins of Bergen; his grandchildren, Connor Moran, Cora & Violet Rumble, Logan Hopkins and baby girl Hopkins; longtime dear friends, Dale & Florence Ford and their children, Jackie and Danni Ford; his father-in-law, Roger Wolcott of Cohocton; brothers-in-law, Matt Wolcott, Kenny Wolcott and Jon Wolcott, all of Cohocton; sisters-in-law, Ann (Tim) Smith, Lois (Mike) Gordon and Lynn (Dale) Leslie, all of Cohocton; an uncle, Lester Stegman; aunts, Joan Rumble and Joyce Rumble, along with several cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, Kenny was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Linda Wolcott.

     Services will be private at the convenience of Kenny's family.  The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to the family for distribution to charities of their choice.

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

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

yasses_peter_-_photo.jpgPeter Yasses, 81 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (April 27, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

He was born June 8, 1934 in Batavia, a son of the late Steven and Helen Bachulak Yasses.

Peter was a firefighter for the City of Batavia Fire Department for over 23 years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed car races, spending his summers with his family at Conesus Lake and was a member of the Polish Falcons, former St. Nicholas Social Club and V.F.W. Veness Strollo Post #1602.  He enjoyed his family and will be missed by all who knew him.

Peter was predeceased by his wife, Jane Yasses, who died June 9, 2013.

Survivors include his son, Peter (Michelle) Yasses of Byron. Daughters, Kim (late Cliff) White of Batavia and Lisa (Buddy) Ogden of Greece. Sister, Rose Marie Yasses of Batavia. Brothers, Joseph (Marianne) Yasses of Buffalo and Richard Yasses of Batavia. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, special cousins of the Szymanski family, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (May 1st) from 1-3pm & 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where his funeral service will be Monday at 11:00am. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the South Byron Vol. Fire Department, P.O. Box 30, South Byron, NY 14557. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

 

flower1.jpg Janice N. Patterson, age 69, of Perry, passed away on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Highland Hospital in Rochester surrounded by her family.  Janice was born in Wellsville, New York on February 18, 1947 a daughter of the late Beryle and Doris (Rogers) Barnett.  Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Wallace Patterson who died in 1986, a companion Donald Schmidt who died in 2002 and a brother Roger Barnett.

Janice was a graduate of Wellsville High School.  She worked for the former Champion Products in Perry for over 24 years and retired from Aldon Corp in Avon in 2013 after 13 years of service. She was a member of the former Moose Club in Perry, loved butterflies and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by 2 sons; Robert (Robin) Patterson of Gainesville, Wallace (Joyce) Patterson of Belfast, sisters: Grace Bogle of Perry, Laverne (Mark) Maxcy of Wellsville; a brother Dale (Tina) Barnett of Wellsville; sister-in-law Nancy Barnett of Hallsport; 5 grandchildren Nicole (Robert) Kinnaird, Cody Patterson, Logan Patterson, Tasha Patterson and Brandon Patterson; a great grandchild Summer Rain Kinnaird along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 1:00-3:00PM and 5:00-7:00PM on Saturday April 30, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday May 1st at 1:30PM at the Funeral Home.  She will be laid to rest in Hallsport Union Cemetery in Willing, New York.

Memorials may be made to the Community Action Food Pantry in Perry.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

 

bobo.jpgMICHAEL A.  "BOBO" FASANO, JR.

Age 83, of Batavia, former president and CEO of the V.J. Gautieri Construction Co. died peacefully Tuesday April 26, 2016 at his home under the care of his loving family family and Hospice. He was born August 18, 1932 in Batavia a son of the late Michael A. and Antoinetta (Penella) Fasano, Sr., also preceded in death by brother, Patrick, sisters, Natalie Cerreta, Angeline Lynch and former wife, Mary Ann (Pastecki) Fasano. 

Mr. Fasano was a graduate of Batavia High School and R.I.T. Construction Technology, he served our country honorably as a member of the U.S. Army, a member of the V.F.W. Veness Strollo Post #1602 and American Legion Post #332 of Batavia. A lifelong member of Ascension Parish (former St. Anthony's), its Holy Name Society, and received St. Joseph the Worker Award from the Diocese of Buffalo and the Parish in 1973. Michael was with the V.J. Gautieri Construction Co. for over 50 years where he oversaw the completion of numerous building projects in our area and throughout New York State and also served on the board of the Management Group at Washington Towers. 

Surviving is his daughter, Maria (Darryle) Streeter of Batavia and their children Julia and Benjamin; son, Michael A. Fasano, III of Batavia; beloved sister, Mary Francine Fasano, RSM (Sisters of Mercy) of Batavia; many nieces and nephews especially Geri (Joseph) Graff along with many great nieces, great nephews, cousins and his 4 legged companion, Duchess. 

Bobo's request was for family and friends to join and celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial 9:00am Saturday April 30 at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart). Entombment will be in the Rev. T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to St. Joseph's School 2 Summit Street Batavia or Notre Dame High School 73 Union Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Bobo with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

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

ARLENE M. "CONNIE" DUKEN

Age 86, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday afternoon April 24, 2016 at Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born July 25, 1929 in Buffalo, NY, daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (LoHouse) Horn also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Winfield in 2013; siblings, Betty Boling, Dorothy Spengler and Alva Ritchie. 

Mrs. Duken worked for Charles L. Mancuso & Son and at Darien Lake. She enjoyed camping, playing pinochle, had a love for animals especially cats, her greatest joy was time spent with family. 

Surviving are her loving children, Richard W. Duken of Wilmington, OH, Patricia (Michael) Reich and Diane (Benjamin) Bonarigo all of Batavia; 7 grandchildren, Kelly (Sarah Ravely) Reich, Ben (Lisa Clattenberg) Bonarigo, Jr., Adam (Sarah) Reich, Justine (Brennan) Briggs, Elizabeth Bonarigo, Richard and Stacy Duken; 4 great-grandchildren also survive along with several nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Duken's wishes were to have funeral services held privately by her family. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery with her husband and memorials in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Carol Grasso, mom's dear friend and hairdresser for over 45 years and especially the last 3 for all the love, support and kindness shown our mother. 

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

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

East Pembroke -- Margaret “Peg” Helen (Bartlett) Newton, 87, passed away Monday (April 25, 2016) at her home, surrounded by her family.
 
Peg was born in the Town of Pembroke on January 26, 1929, a daughter of the late Frank Bartlett and Lucy Gould Bartlett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Norman “Newt” Newton Jr., and her sons, Mark Allen Newton and Robert James Newton.
 
Peg, along with her husband Newt, owned and operated “Ron & Newt’s Sales & Services” in East Pembroke. In addition, Peg worked for Kodak in Rochester from 1972 until her retirement. Peg loved watching the wildlife out in the back of her house, and nothing thrilled her more than the spring return of the hummingbirds. As soon as weather permitted, Peg could be found working in her beloved flower beds.
 
Peg is survived by her sons, Larry Norman (Brooke) Newton of Longwood, Fla.; Donald Edward (Elaine) Newton of East Pembroke; Wayne Douglas (Robin) Newton of Auburndale, Fla., and daughter-in-law Marge Newton of East Pembroke. Peg was also blessed to have left 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
 
Friends may call Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu. Funeral services will be held from the mortuary on Friday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Hillside Cemetery on Angling Road in Corfu. Memorials in honor of her memory are suggested to the East Pembroke Fire Department.

thomas_maryjane_-_photo.jpgMaryjane (Perry) Thomas, 66 of Wellsville, passed away peacefully on Monday (April 25, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Maryjane was born in Wellsville, NY on December 11, 1949 to the late Oland and Jean Perry. 

She is survived by her three sons and two grandchildren.  Chad (Tammy) Perry of Greensboro, NC,  Bruce (Chrystal) Burritt Jr of Orange, MA, Walter “Jake” Hilliard and his daughter Annabelle of Fredericksburg, VA and her granddaughter Porscha (Adam) Perry-Meade of Greensboro, NC.  Maryjane has four surviving sisters and three brothers;  Suzanne Amidon of Wellsville, Carol (Dick) Dodge of Wellsville, Lois Whiteman of Wellsville, Brenda (Don) Hays of Oswayo, PA,  Fred (Chickie) Perry of Wellsville, Ron (Linda) Perry of Friendship and Milt (Janet) Nolan of Cuba.  As well as many, many nieces, nephews and longtime friends Linda Woodworth, Connie Morris and Darcy Ennis. 

Maryjane was a 1968 graduate of Andover High and later received her accounting degree from Alfred State University. She volunteered for the Wellsville Ambulance for nearly 20 years and worked as a dispatcher for the Belmont Ambulance/Fire Department for 7 years. In 1996, she moved to North Carolina where she took up long haul trucking before retiring in Bassett, Virginia.  Jane was an active member of the American Vets Auxiliary, Moose Club and past Madame President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Collinsville, VA.  Jane loved cooking and baking. She owned MJ’s Cafe in Allentown for several years and loved treating family and friends to a big meal whenever she could.  Maryjane was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed NASCAR, crocheting, playing cards and was looking forward to becoming a great grandmother this July. 

Graveside services will be held Saturday (April 30th), 12pm at Reed Cemetery (2635 Judge Rd. in Oakfield, NY).  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to F.O.E. Charity Fund Diabetes Research Center in the name of Maryjane Thomas by logging on to http://www.foe.com/Donate.aspx. Expressions of condolence can be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Batavia - Irene M. Duckworth, 82, of Batavia, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Irene was born January 16, 1934 in North Java, a daughter of the late Lee Roy and Ethel P. (Whitcomb) Duckworth.

She was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Batavia.

Survivors include 2 sons, Douglas (Pat Heaman) Meyers and Donald (Sally) Meyers both of Batavia, 2 sisters, Carol (Frank) Aquino of Elba and twin sister, Arlene (Robert) Demarest of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, Sarah Whiteside, Michael Meyers, Deanna Meyers and Matthew Meyers; several great-grandchildren. 

She was the sister of the late Howard Duckworth, Raymond Duckworth, Paul L. Duckworth, Carl Duckworth, Harold Duckworth, Willard Duckworth, Cleta Davis, Clara Snyder Ida Duckworth and Oma Reddick.  

Friends may attend graveside services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grand View Cemetery, Clinton Street, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228.  Arrangements were completed by Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia, NY.   Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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