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pilato1.jpg  Melchiora “Millie’ Pilato, 85, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Friday February 5, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on September 8, 1930 in Realmonte, Italy to the late Giuseppe & Anna (Zambito) DiSalvo.  

In addition to her parents, Millie is predeceased by her loving husband Calogero “Charlie” Pilato who passed away in 1988; a sister Giovanna Tutino; brothers in law Guiseppe Coco and Frank Pilato; sisters in law Rosina DiSalvo and Josephine Coco.  

Millie enjoyed cooking and baking many Italian specialties, especially “Millie’s” Pizza and Ossi di Morte cookies.  She was a seamstress for Alexanders Department Store in Batavia and her passion for sewing began in Italy where she was trained.  Millie was known for her love of God in her life, those that loved her knew they would always be fed and prayed for.  She was member of St. Anthony’s Church, Notre Dame Prayer Group, St. Joseph’s Table, the Alter and Rosary Society, St. Nick’s Club along with St. Michael’s Society.

She is survived by her three daughters; Paula (Thomas) Pilato Mullen of Virginia Beach, Anna Pilato of Fairfax, VA and Josette Pilato of Batavia; brothers Franceso DiSalvo of Penfield and Antonino DiSalvo of Italy; brother in law Alfonso Tutino of Italy, sister in law Antonina Pilato of Fairport, brother and sister in law Dr. Philip and Frances Pilato of Camp Hill, PA; her beloved granddaughter Katherine Elizabeth Mullen of VA along with many nieces And nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday February 8, 2016 from 3:00PM-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 Tuesday February 9, 2016 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

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

Batavia - Mary D. Davis, 85, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Davis was born May 17, 1930 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Angelo and Mildred Alwardt Stellato.

Mrs. Davis retired from the housekeeping department of the New York State School for the Blind. She, along with her late husband George, resided in Ocala, Florida from 1995-2005.

She was a talented seamstress, quilter who enjoyed playing cards. She loved painting and was a member of the Batavia Society of Artists. She will be remembered by her family as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the Lions Club of Batavia for helping to improve the quality of their mom’s life by making it possible for her to continue reading with one of their reading devices.

Her husband, George T. Davis, Sr., passed away on July 17, 2001.

She is survived by her children, George T. (Mary Jo) Davis, Jr. of Batavia and Nancy (Dick Bausch) Dugan of Batavia; her four granddaughters, Chaunda (Bill) Hertel of Batavia, Brooke (Vincent) Pontillo of Batavia,  Danielle (Jeff) Maniace of Pavilion and Jennifer (Chris) Brown of Alexander; and her six great-grandchildren; Ethan and Max Hutchins of Batavia, Benjamin and Nina Pontillo of Batavia; Madison Maniace of Pavilion and Kaylee Brown of Alexander.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Mary’s name to Lions Club of Batavia, P.O. Box 456, Batavia, New York 14021 or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  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.

Pittsford/Batavia - George S. Rohall, 84, of Pittsford, formerly of Batavia and Webster, owner of Calibrated Charts Corporation in Batavia, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Highlands Living Center, in Pittsford.

Mr. Rohall was born April 13, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late George and Mary (Smenyak) Rohall.

He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. from 1956 to 1959.  He was an active member at St. Joseph's Church where he served on the Finance Committee and was a former Trustee, and was a devoted supporter of Notre Dame High School.  He was an avid follower of the stock market and current events.  He loved and was deeply proud of his family and delighted in singing their praises to anyone who would listen. We will always cherish and desperately try to remember all the wonderful stories he loved to tell of his life experiences.

His wife, Joyce B. (Lukach) Rohall, to whom he was married for nine days short of fifty years, died March 26, 2009.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Lisa Marie (Brian) Bamberger of Rydal, PA and Adrianne J. (Brian) Dougherty of Batavia; a son, Gregory S. Rohall of Buffalo; 5 grandchildren, Jessica (Antonio) Ciaccia, Caitlin (Ryan) Bucari, Emma Mary Bamberger, Abigail Nicole Bamberger and Madison Elizabeth Bamberger; 2 great-grandsons, Franco Ciaccia and Rory Bucari, a sister, Elisabeth Koper of Philadelphia and several nieces and nephews.  

Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at H.E. Turner & Co, Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held for George at 10a.m.  Monday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Site, 303 E. Main St., Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228 or American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624 or St. Joseph's School, Attn: Tuition Fund, 2 Summit St., Batavia, NY 14020.   Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum in Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

norris.jpg  Samuel C. Norris, 91, of Batavia, (formally of Alexander), passed away in his home, after a brief illness on February 4, 2016. He was born on December 30, 1924 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late Samuel J. and May (Rogers) Norris. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Janette (Edwards) Norris, who died April 10, 2009. He was also predeceased by his son in law, Danby Best.

Samuel was a veteran of the Canadian Army and served in WWII. His unit landed on Juno Beach, France on D-Day. His dream was realized when he revisited Juno Beach on June 6, 2005. He was able to attend the memorial service at the Canadian Museum to honor those men that landed on D-Day. Samuel was a life member, past president, and past assistant chief of the Alexander Fire Department. He was also a life member of WNY Volunteer Firemen’s Association. Samuel served as president in 2000. He was a member of the Attica Masonic Lodge. Mr. Norris retired from Griffith Oil. He worked part time at the Alexander Post office for many years.

 He is survived by his childrenSusan (Corky) Best of East Bethany, Charles (Lisa) Norris of Attica, Valerie (Ross) Dubin of Las Vegas, NV, Deanna (Daniel) Schwab of North Java; Grandchildren Jason (Jessica) Best of Bergen, Brian (Jennifer) Best of Batavia,Sarah (Mitch Zajac) Best of Depew, Ashley (Chuck) Hurd of Williamstown, Stephanie (Adam) Krebs of Warsaw, Jennifer Schwab of North Java, Kevin (Morgan Schmid) Schwab of North Java, Rachelle Dubin of Las Vegas, NV, Brandon Dubin of South Carolina; great-grandchildren Benjamin, Ashlyn, Rachel, Olivia, & Isabelle Best, Easton & Eve Krebs, and Mackenzie Zajac; sister Gertrude (Jergen) Dombrosky of Toronto, Canada along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday February 8, 2016 from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM. A 10:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at to St. James Episcopal Church 405 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in Alexander Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church of Batavia 405 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 or Alexander Fire Department P.O. Box 152 Alexander, New York 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.

rt3.jpgRocco T. “Rock” Tenebruso

Rocco T. "Rock" Tenebruso of Batavia, died on "his own terms" with the assistance of the Lord, Tuesday evening February 2, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

He was born February 13, 1934 in Batavia, NY. Son of the late Anthony (Maria Micheale Garofalo) Tenebruso, he was also predeceased by his sisters Dorothy (Sam) Zanghi, Rose Marie (Anthony) Battaglia and Angeline (Donald) Berardini as well as his niece Julie Grazioplene-Hahn. He was an ever- loving and eternally grateful brother to Anthony (Marcia) Tenebruso, Anna (Jack) Hamner, and Mickey (Roger) Grazioplene.  He was also a devoted and loving husband to the late Maureen (Kelley) Tenebruso.

Rocco was an Army Veteran and a retired supervisor at the ARC in Batavia as well as a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Church and Ascension Parish. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing the horses as the unofficially declared “Mayor” of Batavia Downs. He particularly enjoyed the company of family and friends every Monday afternoon carrying on the tradition of the famous Monday "Coffee Clutch” started by his mother over 35 years ago. He had a wonderful compassion and love for his friends and family by always putting their needs before him whenever he was capable. Rocco's happiness was most apparent when he was not only surrounded by his family but whenever his two boys came in from out of town to visit him.

Surviving are his two sons, Robert (Michelle) Tenebruso of Hamburg, NY and Joseph (Alesa) Tenebruso of Amherst, NY.  Rock was a very proud and eternally loving grandfather to his seven grandchildren, Steven, Alexandrea, Joseph, Stephanie, Lindsay, Adam, and Austin; he was also a wonderful great-grandfather to seven great-grandchildren, Tatum, Elijah, Caleb, Joey III, Elsie, Noah, and Ronan; he was also a constantly devoted friend to Stella Howe as well as a FAVORITE Uncle to his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends, family, and all loved ones may visit from 4 - 8pm on Saturday February 6th and Sunday February 7th from 2 - 6pm at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, where prayers will be recited at 9:30AM Monday February 8th followed by a mass of Christian Burial 10:00am at Ascension Parish, (corner of Swan & Sumner Sts.).  Military honors will follow his funeral mass and burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia, memorials in his memory can be made to the family for distribution to the charities of their choice. 

Rock’s two sons and extended family, wish to also thank all nurses and doctors at the VAMC and the UMMC in Batavia, NY for all the love, care, and support he received “during his time of struggle.”

“God has called for me to come home because He is the BOSS!  So since it is now time for me to ‘go bye-bye,’ would someone please…CUT THE CAKE?”

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

Batavia - Russell R. Stent, 74, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, (February 4, 2016) at Unity Living Center at St. Mary’s, in Rochester.

Mr. Stent was born March 16, 1941 in Batavia, a son of the late Stanley and Martha (Herrick) Stent.

Russell will be remembered as an extremely hard worker.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to car shows and watching movies.

He is the husband of Imogene (Goodenbury) Stent.  The two spent 57 wonderful years together.

Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Stanley (Diane Nicholas) Stent of Batavia; and a daughter, Mary Schwartz of Oakfield.  Also surviving are a grandchild, 4 step-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Heather Stent and an infant brother, John Stent.

Friends may call on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, where Russell’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Serving Upstate New York, 15 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

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

flowers.jpgSarah D.Cali, age 86, of Perry, passed away on Wednesday February 3, 2016 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo.Sarah was born in Rochester, New York on February 22, 1929 a daughter of the late Michael A. and Jennie A. (Pavone) Cali.  She is preceded in death by brothers Alfred and Vincent Cali.

Sarah was a graduate of Monroe High School in Rochester, Nazareth College, and University of South California at Los Angeles , she received her Master’s degree from University of Buffalo. Sarah was a physical therapist having worked for Strong Memorial Hospital, Gowanda Psychiatric Center and retired from Buffalo Psychiatric Center retiring in 1994as a rehabilitation counselor. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church ) in Perry where she was involved in many organizations Catholic Women of the Church, Right to Life Committee (past treasurer) Vicariate Counsel and fund raising committee and a National and State member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

She is survived by sister-in-laws  Mary Cali of Grand Rapids, MI., and Joyce Cali of Canandaigua, NY, 2 nieces, 6 nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 PM on Sunday February 7, 2016 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. The rosary will be recited at 3:45 for Sarah on Sunday. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday February 8, 2016 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry.
She will be laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) 8 Park Street Perry, New York 14530. 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.

camoflag.jpg  Mr. Charles G. Post, 86, of Darien Center, a Korean War Army Veteran died on Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia.  He was born February 7, 1929 in Rochester, NY, the son of the late Grant and Bertha (Scott) Post. Charles is predeceased by his wife, June (Woy) Post, who passed away on December 28, 2011; a brother Bud Post and a sister Jane Martinez.

Charles was a retired maintenance worker at Attica Westinghouse.  He was a member of the Alexander VFW and the North Darien Church. 

Charles is survived by four sons; Michael (Brenda) Post of Alexander, David (Angie) Post of Arizona, Mark (Connie) Post of Byron and Douglas (Ann) Post of Attica; Eight grandchildren and Three great grandchildren; a brother Raymond (Donna) Post of Perry, brother-in-law Gilbert Martinez of Warsaw along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours.  An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the North Darien Baptist Church 9762 Simonds Rd. Corfu, NY 14036.  He will be laid to rest in the Varysburg Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Darien Baptist Church, 9762 Simonds Rd.  Corfu, NY 14036. 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.

LeRoy ~ Dale R. Morrison, age 73, of Linwood Road, overcame his final battle on February 1, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     He was born June 25, 1942 in Watertown, N.Y., a son of the late Henry and Virginia Ward Morrison.

     He enjoyed being a husband and a dad, but loved being a "Papa" to his grandchildren.  He will be remembered as a man who was an avid NY Yankees fan and enjoyed watching most sports, horseracing and playing poker and euchre.  He also liked to travel and look for that next "new car deal".

     He is survived by his loving wife of over 52 years, Dolores "Dodie" Hadley Morrison; his children, Laura (Todd) Ward of LeRoy and Jeffrey (Julie) Morrison of Chili; his grandchildren, Tyler Ward, Zachary Ward, Hannah Morrison and David Morrison; his brothers, David (Patti) Morrison of Fairport, Terry Morrison of FL and William Morrison of FL; special niece, Kelly (Chris) Jahn and their children, Simon and Anna; special nephew, Matthew (Michelle) Morrison, along with other nieces and nephews.   He was also predeceased by a brother, Ronald and a sister, Carol.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation. www.parkinson.org

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

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

LeRoy ~ Francis E. Miggins, age 91, passed away Sunday evening (January 31, 2016) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

     Mr. Miggins was born January 8, 1925 in Batavia, a son of the late John and Myrtis Reid Miggins.

     He was known for his craftsmanship of being a cabinet maker, working in the local family business, Miggins Wood Products.  Over the years, he made and provided most of his family's furniture.  He was a proud US Army veteran, having served in the 1st Infantry Division and landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day.  After having been severely wounded during the war, he was honorably discharged and was the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge.

     He was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Maureen C. Miggins in 2014 and is survived by his son, Michael (Kay) Miggins of LeRoy and his daughter, Phyllis (Gerald) Ashley of LeRoy, grandchildren, Carrie (Mark) Baubie, Brian (Heather) Ashley, Robert (Lori) Miggins and Patrick (Raelle) Ashley; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Brody Baubie, Devin Sherman, Cole Ashley, Taylor, Morgan and Dylan Miggins and Jackson Ashley; sister, Barbara Brown of LeRoy, along with several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his brothers, Norbert Miggins and Robert Miggins.

     There are no prior calling hours. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  Memorials are suggested to the New York State Veterans Home, Veterans' Activity Fund, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, N.Y. 14020.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mr. Miggin's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com

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

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