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image.jpg Mildred C. George, 93, formally of Sheldon, NY passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at Pines Health Care in Machias. She was born November 2, 1922 in Strykersville, NY to the late Raymond and Bernadine (Petz) Schiltz. Mrs. George is preceded in death by her husband Francis L. George; son Lawrence George; granddaughter Pam Roth; great-granddaughter Nevaeh; sister Margaret Bartz and son-in-law Jack Zittel.

Mildred was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church (St. John Neumann). She was a member of the church choir as well as a member of the Ladies Sodality of Sheldon. She was a graduate of Holland Central School. A wife of a hardworking farmer, she was a great cook, a wonderful mother and great-grandmother who loved her family tremendously.

She is survived by her sons Norman George, Francis (Diana) George and Ronald (Becky) George; daughters Madonna Zittel and Melanie (Dave) Rayner; daughter-in-law Becky George all of Sheldon; brother Carl Schiltz of Strykersville; Sister Florence Ziegler of Arcade; 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday August 26, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011 and Saturday August 27th from 9:00-9:45AM at St. John Neumann Parish (St. Cecilia’s site) 991 Centerline Rd. Sheldon, NY 14145. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at the Church. She will be laid to rest in St. John Neumann Cemetery at the St. Cecilia’s site in Sheldon.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sheldon Fire Company 996 Centerline Rd. Strykersville, NY 14145 or St. John Neumann (St. Cecilia’s site) at the address listed above. 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.

keller.jpg Paul Keller (Michael P. Keller), 68, of Batavia passed away peacefully on August 22, 2016 at Crossroads House with his wife, Karen Keller by his side. He was born November 5, 1947 in Batavia, NY to the late Earl J. (Luella Kilner) Keller. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son-in-law Gerald Flores.

What Paul enjoyed most was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband and worked hard most of his life to provide for his family. He invested and sacrificed so willingly into the lives of his children and grandchildren. He was a very faithful member at Calvary Baptist Church for over 33 years and loved to serve wherever he could. His children were all actively involved there as well and all five are still in church serving the Lord.  He may be absent from this world but we know that he is alive and well in Heaven looking down with great pride and joy. He would often brag and boast to friends and family with a twinkle in his eye about his 24 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, who literally were the loves of his life and a tremendous legacy to leave behind.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen (Wight) Keller of Corfu who had been married for almost 49 years; sons Mathew (Vicki) Keller and Jason (Corrie) Keller; Daughters Lori Flores, Stacy (Ken) Lake, Abby (Nate) Lake; 2 siblings Sharron and Charles; his pride and joy 24 grandchildren; Jennifer Flores, Ricky Flores, Kenneth Lake IV, Zak (Chelsea) Keller, Ryan Lake, Michael (Amy) Flores, Steven (Taylor) Lake, Emily Keller, Hannah Flores, Katelyn Lake, David Flores, Alyssa Lake, Elijah Lake, Malachi Lake, Caleb Lake, Adrian Lake, Paul Keller, Ethan Lake, Bailey Lake, Anthony Lake, Seth Keller, Azaiah, Miranda Lake and Joy Keller and 4 great-grandchildren Amelia and Cassidy Keller, Parker Lewis and Mia Flores.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday August 26, 2016 from 5:00-8:00PM at Calvary Baptist Church 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia NY 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church listed above. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave 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.

 

Oakfield - Audrey L. Plouse, 90, of Oakfield, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Batavia Health Care Center, LLC.

Mrs. Plouse was born April 29, 1926 in Sagamore, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Elwood and Irene Anderson Caylor.

Mrs. Plouse traveled extensively, loved reading and spending time with her dog Trouble. She spent much time socializing with her many friends she met while playing Bingo. She worked for many years at G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia and was the first female hired to work in the maintenance department for the company.

Her husband, Arthur C.  Plouse, passed away in 1978.

She is survived by her children, Cliff (Rita) Plouse of Oakfield and Sandra Shutt of Jefferson City, Missouri; two grandsons, George and William Shutt; her sister, Ruth Yeomans of Creekside, Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Private graveside services will be held at Cary Cemetery. Memorials in Audrey’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite #6, Williamsville, New York 14221-7380. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Audrrey’s memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Celia C. Ratulowski, 97, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday (August 23, 2016) at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

Celia was born November 11, 1918 in Forks, NY, a daughter of the late Anthony and Gladys (Sulinski) Slominski.

A member of Resurrection Parish, Celia enjoyed bingo, cooking, word searches and bicycling.  She will be remembered for baking her excellent pies.  Celia was a press operator at R.E. Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia.

Survivors include her children, Gloria (the late Monty) Andrews and Ronald (Kathy) Ratulowski, both of Batavia; two sisters, Regina Hovey of East Pembroke and Irene Yourkovic of Florida and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.

Celia is the wife of the late Aloysius C. Ratulowski and mother of the late Jean Metz.  She is a sister of the late Anthony Slominski, Stanley Slominski, Pearl Tatko, Rita Boring, Wanda Tempio and Helen Best.  

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 9:00 a.m. followed by Celia’s Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.  

Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Celia’s memory at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

Michelle G. Robb, 58, of Corfu passed away on Monday August 22, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on November 14, 1957 in Buffalo to the late James and Audrey (Ashburn) Little.     

Michelle enjoyed country music, watching Ghost Hunters and especially spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Robb of Corfu; step-children Jennifer (Jason) Waldron of Batavia and Christopher (Meg) Robb of Charleston, SC; siblings Dawn Mango, Colleen Little and James (Rolinda) Little; 5 step grandchildren Jacob, Meghan and Madison Swiatowy,  Austin and Landon Robb; 1 great grandson Bryson Swiatowy along with several nieces and nephews.                           

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday August 24, 2016 from 7:00-9:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Thursday August 25, 2016 at Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke where she will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans https://www.dav.org/.  For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave 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.

 

 

carnation_2.jpgNancy J. Johnson, 75 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Sunday (August 21, 2016) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarence, NY. 

She was born December of 1940 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Jack and Gladys Rogers Balduf. 

Nancy was a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Akron prior to her retirement. 

Survivors include her three children, Sue (Scott) Bates, JoAnn (Dave) Stahli and John Falker.Grandchildren, Ted (Beth) Getman, Dan Getman, Melanie (Rob) Tumminello, Hillary Bates (Kyle Paille) and John and Jack Falker. Also survived by 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Karen King and JoAnne (Paul) Tenney and many nieces and nephews. 

She was the sister of the late Robert Balduf and Barbara Meyer. 

Private services will be held 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.

 

 

 

worthington.jpgBetty J. Worthington, 71 of Batavia, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday August 20, 2016 at Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. She was born May 16, 1945 in Robinson, PA to to the late David (Freda Johns) Little. She is preceded in death by a grandson Justin Jacobs.

Mrs. Worthington owned Betty’s Ceramics where she not only sold ceramics but taught classes as well. She enjoyed country music, canning, cooking, baking, and traveling especially long rides in the country. Betty loved spending time with her family.  

She is survived by her beloved husband John S. Worthington of Batavia; daughters Winifred (Scott) Gildner of Alexander; Anna (Ray) Patnode of Batavia; Patty Jacobs of Alexander; son Ken (Bonnie) Worthington of FL; siblings Mary Graham, Winnie Wawrzyniak, David (Chiquita) Little all of Batavia; Paul (Linda) Little of Elba; Patty Little of Batavia; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 23, 2016 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at the Funeral Home.She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave 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.

lawall_josephine_-_photo.jpgJosephine J. Lawall, 93 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday (August 20, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born March 19, 1923, in Boston, NY, a daughter of the late Martin and Anna Zymowski Jagusiak.

Josephine was employed by Mallory Timers in Warsaw, NY prior to her retirement. She was also a waitress for the Glen Iris Inn in Letchworth State Park and at one time along with her husband operated a popcorn concession stand at the former Boulder Park in Indian Falls, NY. Josephine enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting, dancing, gardening and cooking.

She was the wife of the late Norman J. Lawall who died in 1978 and sister of the late Evelyn Balcerzak, Florence Stalica, Anthony Jagusiak, Chester Jagusiak, Sophie Grzybek and Clara Puzan.

Survivors include one sister, Irene Lewandowski of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (August 24th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 11:00am at Ascension Parish (corner of Swan and Sumner Streets.). Burial will be in Warsaw Cemetery, Warsaw, NY.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made in the form of Mass Offerings. 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.

 

 

 

LeRoy ~ Francesco A. "Frank" Antinoro, age 91, of Lake Street, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (August 18, 2016) surrounded by his loving family, at United Memorial Medical Center.

     He was born June 24, 1925 in Cianciana, Sicily, a son of the late Antonino and Maria Assunta Condissa Antinoro.

     Before coming to America in 1960 with his family, he served in the Italian military.  As a youth, he developed a passion for gardening, he brought that passion to America.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He always spoke of his homeland of Sicily, which was forever instilled in his heart.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Filippa Costa Antinoro; children, Maria Sue (Sam) DeFazio, Elisabetta "Lee" Antinoro-O'Gee (Mark) of LeRoy and Antonino Antinoro of Fairport; grandchildren, Rob (Emily) DeFazio, Annemarie (Sean) Mulkeen, Sam (Brighan) DeFazio, Lisa (Curtis) Hampton, Frank Antinoro, Carly (Josh) Antinoro, Dan O'Gee, Mark (Mayumi) O'Gee and Kristin O'Gee; 11 Great-Grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank & Rose Ciliberto, Roxy & Josephine Ferrara, Paul Costa, Joe & Kathy Costa, Bruno & Lee DeFazio, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Frank and Elisabetta Costa and his granddaughter, Amanda Antinoro.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, August 22 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19).  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Ambulance Service, the donor's choice or as mass intentions.

     Your memories and condolences may be share with Mr. Antinoro's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com

harris1.jpg Betty R. Harris, 77, of Oakfield passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at her home. She was born July 21, 1939 in Batavia to the late Joseph (Mary) Ruffino. Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her son Scott Harris; brothers Harry, Larry and Anthony; sisters Laura Spadacino and Sarah Ficarella.

Mrs. Harris was a woman of faith as a member of St Padre Pio in Oakfied and the former St. Anthony's in Batavia. She is retired from Comstock foods, Strippit and was a beloved “lunch lady” at Batavia Middle School.  Betty was a long time member of the OOYC. She was a devoted wife, mother, Noni, and great-Noni. Family was everything to her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Jack M. Harris of Oakfield; daughters Suzanne (Tim) Schultz of Oakfield; Pamela (Ron) Bordinaro of Batavia; Jacqueline Cole of Oakfield; daughter-in-law Karen Harris of Oakfield; sister-in-law Connie (Loren) Clark of Batavia; 13 grandchildren Rochelle (Grant) Matla, Ashley (Ryan) Torchia, Nicholas (Nina) Harris, Kyle (Kim) Hunt, Jillian (Brett) Jasinski, Corey Harris, Bronson Cole, Mckenzie Harris, Casey Cole, Evan Cole, Harmony Bordinaro, Ryan (Danielle) Schultz and Joshua Schultz; 7 great-grandchildren Liam, Jackson, George, Isabella, Kaysen, Tanner and Zane, along with many nieces and nephews.   

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Boaters Against Cancer C/O David Bentley 1086 Norway Road Kendall, NY 14476. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave 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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