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Corfu - Sandra L. Mortellaro, 77, of Corfu, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

Sandra was born April 5, 1941 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Bill and Virginia (Johnson) Tiede.

Sandra was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batavia for over 40 years and sang in the church choir.  She was a teacher at the Pembroke Central School District, a member of the New York State Teachers Association, sang in the Genesee Chorale and enjoyed bowling and crossword puzzles.  She will be remembered as a cat lover.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Mortellaro of Corfu; a brother, Gerald (Ann) Tiede of Indian Falls; one sister, Charlene (Gerald Ridley) Tiede of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Sandra is a sister of the late Brian Tiede.  

Calling hours are Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia.  Sandra will be laid to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.

Memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021 or the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.




Barbara B. Douglas formerly of Peoria, NY entered into Heaven on January 2, 2018 in Rochester. Barbara was born June 19, 1935, the daughter of her late parents, John H. and Viola Munger Douglas. After graduating from college, Barbara became a Baptist Missionary. She worked for many years in various locations in Africa, spreading God’s word to the local people.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Helen Lenhard of Canandaigua, several nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Elise Jean Cohen, Margaret LeFever and brother, John Douglas. 

Friends may call this Saturday, June 23rd at 12pm noon at the Olivet Cemetery in Pavilion. There will be a graveside service by pastor Michael Erdel.

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

kevin.jpg  Kevin J. Richardson, 41, of Oakfield passed away on June 18, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1977 in Batavia to Raymond and Sheila (Brill) Richardson of Oakfield.

Kevin had a heart of gold. He was kind, loving and would do anything for anyone. His eyes were full of light that would shine through from the deepest part of his soul. Kevin was loved and will never be forgotten. Rest easy, Kev. “Buy me a drink, sing me a song; take me as I am, cause I can’t stay long.”

In addition to his parents, Kevin is survived by his beloved daughter; Aiyanna; sister Jessica Richardson of Austin, TX; brother Michael Richardson of Oakfield; nephews Augustus and Aren Carpenter; many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, along with his dog, Simba.

Family and friends are invited on Sunday June 24, 2018 at 2:00PM to celebrate Kevin’s life at the Polish Falcons 123 South Swan St. Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.




elsie.jpg  Elsie Annunziata, 84 of Lancaster, NY passed away on June 18, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital after an extended illness. She was born June 1, 1934 in Batavia to the late Chester and Ernestine (Schramm) Wiedrich. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Annunziata; Sister Shirley Brumber, brothers, Robert Wiedrich, Gerald Wiedrich, and Donald Wiedrich.

Elsie attended Oakfield-Alabama High School. She worked for the Genesee County Health Department as an aide prior to retiring. Elsie was a loving mother and Grandmother who enjoyed Singing, Big Band Music, the annual Wiedrich reunions and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by daughters; Tina Hammerling, Regina Strobele, Rose Rowcliffe and Ann Annunziata-Marin; sons-in-law James Hammerling, Jonathan Strobele, and Eric Marin.  She has 13 granddaughters; Arreal Hammerling, Zophia Hammerling, Athena Hammerling, Jami Hammerling, Lorelei Strobele, Briana Strobele, Rebecca Strobele, Julia Strobele, Emily Strobele, Jacki Rowcliffe, Isabella Marin, Aaliyah Marin and Gianna Marin; 2 grandsons Jensen Strobele and Anthony Rowcliffe.  She is also survived by a sister; Ruth Defazio, along with many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday June 22, 2018 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday June 23rd at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


Batavia - Burton H. Anthony, 74, of Batavia, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. 

Mr. Anthony was born September 23, 1943 in Batavia, the son of the late Mortimer and Marion (Hull) Anthony.

He was a graduate of Oakfield High School, University of Buffalo and Alfred State University and worked as a School Psychologist, occasionally a CSE chairperson, and was associated with the BOCES, in Attica, Wyoming, Alexander and Oakfield Schools.  He worked in the Byron Bergen School System for over 30 years, retiring in 2000, but continued his practice for 2 years in the Batavia City Schools. 

He was a chairperson for CSE.  He enjoyed talking to people where ever he went and was known for his great sense of humor.  He participated in bowling leagues with other teachers, enjoyed playing in golf leagues and loved sports and gardening.  He was a diehard Yankees Fan and dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild and also always attended their school events.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. (Vilder) Anthony, whom he married on October 23, 1965; 3 daughters, Lisa (Bill) Forsyth of Byron, Christine (Brent) Sadler of South Byron and Susan Johns of Batavia; 6 grandchildren, Connor Forsyth, Lauren Forsyth, Riley Sadler, Clayton Sadler, Chelsea Anthony and Brandon Johns and a great-grandson, Levi Bush.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 1:30 pm, Monday at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main St., in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, NY 14020. 


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anita.jpg  Mrs. Anita Iva Schmieder, 90, of Alexander, died June 16, 2018, at Premier Genesee. She was born November 10, 1927, in Darien, NY, the daughter of the late Otto and Esther Ames Welker.

Surviving is her husband of 70 years, Herbert (Herbie) Schmieder of Alexander; five children, David Schmieder of Attica, Rosalie (Kenneth) Lyons of Attica, Priscilla (Nicholas) DiRisio of Batavia, Robert (fiancée Mary Jo Schilling) Schmieder of Cowlesville, and Doreen Tambe of Attica; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; twin sister Alita Green of Batavia.  She was the sister of the late Nelson Welker and Phyllis (Harold) Hebding.

Mrs. Schmieder was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church, the church choir group, Golden Reapers, and Women in Christ.

There will be no prior calling hours.  An 11:00AM Celebration of Life will be held on Monday June 25, 2018 at the Alexander United Methodist Church 10540 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005. Anita will be laid rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Attica.

Memorials may be made to the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.


Byron- Kathleen M. Shultz, "Cookie", 69, of Byron, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Batavia.

Kathleen was born January 4, 1949 in Fulton, a daughter of the late James and Beatrice (Denny) Hicks.

Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, woodworking, sports, nature and drawing.  She attended Calvary Westside Chapel and was a factory worker at Delco Products in Rochester.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra (Michael) O'Grady of Holley; a son, Vernon (Christine) Howard of Elba; a step-son. Clifford Shultz of Pembroke; grandchildren, Nicole, Brendan, Jackie, Maddi, Zachary, CJ and Christopher and brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Gary L.  Shultz, died on July 17, 2006. Kathleen is predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

There are no prior calling hours.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Kathleen will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery, Byron.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cure PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) at CurePSP, 404 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018 or at www.psp.org.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Kathleen were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.




higgins.jpg John T. Higgins born December 15, 1953 in Batavia NY passed away June 15, 2018.  He left behind his wife of 31 years Barbara E. Higgins and two daughters Karie A. Matteson (Tracy) from MA. And Kimberly J. Snyder from Alexander NY.   Six grandchildren Alexandra Matteson, Joshua Matteson, Summer Snyder, Daniel Knoepfler, Byranna Snyder and Jacob Knoepfler.  Two great grandchildren Abigail and Emma from California. Two brothers James Higgins of California and Douglas Higgins (Barbara) from Pifford NY.     

John had dual citizenship here in USA and Ireland.  He was very proud of where his family came from, he enjoyed visiting Ireland were his grandmother had lived in Cappoquin Ireland.  John had an Associate’s degree from Genesee Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from Buffalo University in Business and made his career in the Land Mobil Industries starting with Motorola. He then worked for Sinclair Radio where he was a national salesman’s.  John then decided to become an independent rep and rep many different companies such as Maxrad, TXRX, Multiplier, Webster and Sigma.  John retired in 2016.  John was inducted into the Radio Club of America in Nov 21, 2008 as a follow.  In 2009 John and the Attica baseball team of 1972 were inducted into the Attica hall of fame.  In 2010 he also received a certificate of recognition for pitching an undefeated baseball for the 1972 season from the Attica Hall of fame. John like to spend time in his back yard with his dog Trixie and his wife Barb, he also like to take his dog Trixie to the park every day for a walk no matter what the weather was like.  He hunted and fished since he was a kid.  John liked to travel to different places like Germany and Ireland.  He did route 1 in California, John also like to spend time in Florida.  John was on the County Planning Broad and the Attica Town Planning Broad.   John took both of these position very seriously and enjoyed being part of a team that made a difference.  

Calling Hours will be Wednesday June 20, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM and 4:00-7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 Funeral Service will be held on Thursday the 21st at the Funeral Home.  John will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Wyoming County SPCA http://www.wyomingcountyspca.org/ PO Box 269 Attica, NY 14011 or the Attica Fire Department 11 Water St. in Attica. 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.

Mark A. Cole, 67, formerly of Calaboga Rd., Hammond, NY, died unexpectedly Monday, June 11, 2018 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY. 
Born on November 13, 1950 in Alexandria Bay, NY, he was a son of Guy A. and Betty L. Schermerhorn Cole. He graduated from Hammond Central School in 1968 and Canton ATC in 1970 with a degree in Agronomy. 
Upon graduation, Mark worked in management for AGWAY for 30 years at various locations in NY and PA. For the better part of the past two decades, Mark worked in Chemgro Seeds’ expanding seed division in the New York and New England region. Mark built a full, rich life with his wife of 40 years, Patricia (née Stine) Cole. Mark’s greatest joy was being helpful and supportive of his wife, children, and grandchildren. Mark’s steadfast devotion to his family was shown in his quiet championship and continuous generosity. He saw and appreciated the beauty in everyone and everything. He imparted these values on his eight beloved children: Tammy (Michael) Sack, Heather (John) Impelliter, Liza (Roosevelt) Smith, Adam, Clayton, Joshua (Jessica), Logan, and Julia Cole. 
Mark had a deep affection for each of his grandchildren: Heidi, Dustin, Gretchen, Liam, Deacon, Malachi, Nadia, Roman, Solomon, Andrew, and Genevieve. He was an avid fitness fanatic. He enjoyed weight lifting, running, biking, and swimming, especially with his grandchildren. 
He is survived by his brother Ned (Martha) Cole and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Andy Cole. 
There may be no words to fully describe the light that Mark brought to this world, but it reflects off every person whom he showed it to, especially in these times that seem so shadowed. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. 
Funeral Services will be 1 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY, with Rev. Allan J. Ferguson of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Redwood Cemetery, Redwood, NY. Calling hours will be 6-9 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the funeral home. 
Donations may be made to the Adoption Fund of The Genesee Country Church, 3268 Drake Street Road, Oakfield, NY 14125. 
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com


jankowski_eugene_-_photo1.jpgEugene A. "Geno" Jankowski, Sr., 84 of Batavia and recently Elba, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday (June 14, 2018) at United Memorial Medical Center, one day shy of his 85th birthday.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Amelia "Molly" Jankowski after almost 60 years of marriage. 

He was born June 15, 1933 in Batavia, a son of the late Frank and Jennie Brzeczkowski Jankowski.

Geno was dedicated to his wife and his 5 children, as well as his grand and great- grandchildren, often mentioning how much his family meant to him.  He and Molly were snowbirds for many years, spending winters in Largo, Florida and summers at Silver Lake in Perry, NY.  His sense of humor was a trait that drew people in.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing.  He was also a lover of all sporting events and spent many of his younger days coaching baseball as well as watching his children and grandchildren engage in their individual sports.

He was a diehard Buffalo Bills fan who hoped every year for a Super Bowl win, and was a season ticket holder for many years.  He passed on that love (and heartache) of the Bills to many of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Ascension Parish in Batavia and St. Joseph's Church in Largo, where he was an usher.

He was employed for almost 50 years as a Chief Draftsman at Graham Manufacturing prior to his retirement and took up a job in Largo at a golf course during the winter.

He was a Korean war era veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955,   and traveled throughout Europe before coming home and marrying his wife.

Geno was a loving father and husband and will be missed but never forgotten.

Eugene is survived by his five children, Eugene (Leanne) Jankowski Jr. of Batavia, Sandra (John) Wojtaszczyk of Elba, Donald (Jeni) Jankowski of Marana, AZ , Mary Klein and Daniel Jankowski of Batavia. Grandchildren, Bryan Jankowski, Jennifer (Josh) Price, Dr. Julie  Thomas, Lisa Wojtaszczyk, Matthew (Danielle) Wojtaszczyk, Nathaniel Mullen, Marissa Klein, Arielle Arsenault, Kristen Klein, Jessica and Blake Jankowski. Great-grandchildren, Austin, Ella and Gina Price, Dawson, David, Annabella and Deacon Wojtaszczyk, David III and Alexander Thomas. He was also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and his sisters and brother, Rita Byrne, Jeanette (Robert) Terry and John (Marilyn) Jankowski.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

The family will celebrate Eugene’s life during a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (corner of Swan and Sumner) on Friday, June 22nd at 9:30am.  Burial and full military honors will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his honor be made to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org). Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net







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