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Mr. Dennis M. Moden of Basom, went home to Heaven surrounded by his family on June 20, 2017 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.
Mr. Moden was born in Lockport, February 12, 1945, a son of the late George C. and Edith M. (Knickerbocker) Moden. A graduate of Medina High School, Class of 1963, he married the former Kimberly J. Peck on September 6, 1980. He was employed by Perry’s Ice Cream as a truck driver for over twenty years, and retired in 2007. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and golfing and was the happiest when spending time with his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed restoring a 1979 Camaro with his son, Matt.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly; daughter, Kelly (Andrew) Merkel and son, Matthew (Jennifer) Moden; his beloved grandchildren, Kaylee and Kaiya Merkel; 2 sisters, Linda (late Bruce) Blanc and Gail (Bill) Piskorowski; his brother, Jeff (Lynda) Moden; his mother-in-law, Kathalyn (late Harry) Peck; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life service on Saturday at 10AM at Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, 5329 South Gravel Road, Medina. Interment will be in Alabama Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lipson Cancer Institute - United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina.  Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

Orchard Park/Batavia - MSG Charles L. Higgins, 36, of Orchard Park, formerly of Batavia passed away suddenly on Monday (June 19, 2017) at his home.  A complete obituary will appear in the coming days.  Please refer to www.bataviafuneralhomes.com for up-to-date information as it becomes available.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

salisbury004.jpgNorth Chili - Mildred (Steedman) Salisbury, 97, of North Chili, passed away Saturday, (June 17, 2017) at Westwood Commons, in North Chili.

Mrs. Salisbury was born February 6, 1920 in Churchville, a daughter of the late Alexander and Isabel (Gibson) Steedman.

Mildred attended Roberts Beauty School, graduating in July 1939.  After which she owned Mildred’s Beauty Shop in Bergen for many years.  She retired at the age of 92, after 70 years as a hairdresser.  Upon which, the rolls changed: her daughter began to do Mildred’s hair every week.  She was the oldest living member of the Hesperus Chapter #823 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church. 

She was a resident of Sunset Beach, Waterport for 68 years.  Mildred loved to work in her flower beds and truly enjoyed her grandkids, and devoted daughter. 

Mrs. Salisbury is the wife of the late Milton Salisbury, who passed away in 1997.

Surviving is her daughter, Jane Oshea-Slack of Bergen; and two grandsons, Charles (fiancé Riley Wathen) Slack of San Francisco, CA, and Michael Slack of Bergen.

Mildred is preceded in death by a son, Charles Salisbury; a sister, Gertrude (late George) Denneville, and sons-in-law, Phil Oshea, and Michael P. Slack.

Friends may call on Saturday (June 24, 2017) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, where Mildred’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling hours at 4:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carlton Volunteer Fire Dept., 13504 Waterport-Carlton Rd., Waterport, NY 14571; Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Rd., Batavia, NY 14020; or the Mt. Rest Cemetery, c/o Jane Slack, 22 Townline Rd., Bergen, NY 14416.

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

cwilinski.jpg  Annette M. Cwiklinski, age 57, of Perry passed away at home on Sunday June 18, 2017. She was born on March 29, 1960 a daughter of the late Eugene Wetmore and Connie (Grisewood) Metcalf. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a brother-in-law; Rudy Damonti.

Annette was a 1978 graduate of Letchworth Central High School. She was a dialysis secretary for Noyes Memorial Hospital (Dialysis Center) in Geneseo. She was a volunteer for many years for Special Olympics. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening, doing jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family. She enjoyed life and was the center of attention at any function.

She is survived by her husband Kevin M. Cwiklinski whom she married in 1995; 2 daughters Erika Lorenz of Castile and Valerie (Timothy) Miller of Castile; a son Keith Gierke Jr. of Corfu; 2 sisters Theresa Damonti of Erie, PA., Gina Wetmore of Pike; 2 brothers Lance Wetmore of Perry and Mark Wetmore of Sharon, PA.; 3 grandchildren Alyssa Fox, Bryce Lorenz and Ayden Miller, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 2:00-4:00PM on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530 where services will follow at 4:00PM at the Funeral Home.

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

hennig.jpg Brad E. Hennig, age 52, of Silver Lake passed away at home on Sunday June 18, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family. Brad was born in Batavia, New York on October 25, 1964 a son of the late Richard Hennig and Naomi Martin.

Brad was a 1982 graduate of Coco High School in Coco, Florida. He was a self employed carpenter. Brad was a member of the Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association, Niagara Trail Riders, Silver Lake Historical Preservation Society, Silver Lake Institute where he was a trustee and Silver Lake Pioneer Association. He enjoyed doing carpentry, mechanic, and welding work. Brad also enjoyed restoring vintage motorcycles as well as any type of antique engine. If something was broke Brad enjoyed the challenge to get it working. He volunteered for over 20 years at the Wyoming County Fair in their historical exhibits. He enjoyed riding his motor bike where he would race at Pavilion Motorcross.

He is survived by his wife: Lisa (Shepherd) Hennig whom he married on November 19, 1994, his children: Evan and Evelyn Hennig at home, his mother and father-in-law: Clifton (Lorna) Shepherd of Dansville, 3 sisters: Kay (Ronald) Harmon of South Byron and Silver Lake, Lynn (Craig) Bateman of Silver Lake and Kathie( Daniel) Moyles of Charlotte, NC, a brother: Leigh (Dawn) Hennig of Seattle, WA, a sister-in-law: Melissa (Sheldon) Omans of Dansville along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday June 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in West Perry Cemetery in Perry.

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

rowinski_mark_-_photo.jpgMark J. Rowinski, 65 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (June 18, 2017) at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born February 16, 1952 in Perry, NY, a son of the late Marion and Alfreda Plaza Rowinski.

Mark enjoyed model trains and accumulated a large collection of trains over his lifetime. He was an avid fan of the Batavia Muckdogs, attending home games regularly and was a strong supporter of the Buffalo Bills, Bisons and Sabres.  He was a member of Ascension Parish in Batavia. Mark will be missed by all who knew him and the friendships he gained over the years.

He is survived by his cousin, Thomas Plaza of Sioux City, Iowa and several friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday (June 21st) from 4-6pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 11:00am at Ascension Parish (corner of Swan and Sumner Streets). Interment will follow next to his parents in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Expressions of condolence may be shared 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.

schum.jpg Loretta Kriger Schum, 93, of Attica, NY peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, June 16, at the Premier Genesee Healthcare Facility in Batavia. Born on September 25, 1923, she was the daughter of William and Edith Lyall Kriger.  Loretta was predeceased by her dear husband, Robert P. Schum, whom she married on February 14, 1953.

Loretta was a 1940 graduate of Alexander High School and editor of the school’s first yearbook.  She graduated from Rochester Business Institute with a business/secretarial degree.  She retired from NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services in 1991 and was an Avon Representative for 50 years, starting in1967.   Loretta was an active member of Ss. Joachim and Anne Parish, Attica, NY, in the past serving as an officer in the Altar & Rosary Society, Bishop’s Committee to aid new mothers, funeral luncheon committee, and library volunteer and Home School Association member at GWCCS Catholic School.  She was awarded “Fan of the Year” at Alexander Central School in 2005 for her support and attendance at her granddaughters’ sports events and was also active in the Red Hats Express. Loretta had a wonderful sense of humor throughout her life.  She loved music, books, and writing, but her biggest joy came from being with her family. 

She will be greatly missed by her children, Veronica (Robert) Frost, Catherine (George) Uhly, and Thomas Schum, granddaughters Katrina Uhly (husband Christian), Laura Uhly (fiancé John Swinton), and Diana Uhly (fiancé Brett Shirley), great-granddaughter Evelyne, sister-in-law Margaret Schum, and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Kenneth (Eva) Kriger, Dorothy (Floyd) Welker, Veronica Kriger, and Francis (Marjorie) Kriger.

Calling hours for Loretta will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday the 21st at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Attica. 

Memorials for Loretta may be made to St. Joachim & Anne Parish at the address listed above or the Gateway Home 91 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

sennott.jpgKathleen M. Sennott, 85, a lifetime resident of Attica, passed away peacefully on Friday June 16, 2017 surrounded by her family at LeRoy Village Green. She was born October 4, 1931 in Batavia to the late Gerald V. (Mary A. Kirsch) Sennott.

Kathleen graduated from Attica High School class of 1949 and attended Rochester Business Institute. She worked in the Attica Village Office for 40 years, 30 of which she was Village Clerk. She was a lifetime member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish in Attica.

She is survived by her sister Maureen M. (Robert) Kirby of Attica; three nephews Gregory R. of Mr. Laurel, NJ; Stephen G. of Buffalo and Brian (Lori) Kirby of Orchard Park, along with their families.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday June 21, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

Memorials may be made to the Church or to Attica Fire Department 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011. 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.

Steven D. Pierson, age 62, of Perry, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday June 16, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with his family by his side. He was born in Warsaw, New York on July 13, 1954 a son to Gladys (Brown) Pierson of Perry and the late Gordon Pierson. Along with his father he is preceded in death by 2 brothers James and Thomas Pierson and brother-in-law: Todd Mazzarella

Steve was a 1972 graduate of Perry Central High School. He was a self employed crop farmer who loved to work. He was a great teacher whether it was about farming or his Bible based hope.

He is survived by his wife; Terry (Mazzarella) Pierson whom he married on October 20, 1973;  3 daughters  Amy (Todd) Wheaton of Penfield, Jessica (David) Johnson of Baldwinsville, Leslie (Max) Norman of Leicester; a son Seth Pierson of Lima; 10 grandchildren Connery, Jonathon, Jacob, Brandyn, Maryssa, Collin, Riley, Gage ”Bob”, Nicholas and Nolan; his mother Gladys Pierson of Perry; sister Jeanine Pierson of Warsaw; sisters-in-law Tracy (Mark) Calvert of Florida, Tina(David) Kramell of Wyoming, Lucy Pierson of Perry; brother-in-law Tammy Mazzarella of Florida, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday June 23, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Services will be held on Sunday June 25th at the Mt. Morris Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1721 Rt. 20A Leicester, New York 14481

Memorial contributions may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. 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.

humming.jpgJoyce R. Hoeppner, age 93, of Perry passed away on Thursday June 15, 2017 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Home in Warsaw where she had been residing. Joyce was born in Perry, New York on May 8, 1924 a daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Bartlett) Ferris Sr. She is preceded in death by her husband: Max Hoeppner Sr. who passed away in 1998, sisters: Dorothy Driver, Helen Dieter and Thelma Pierce, brothers Charles Ferris Jr. and Donald Ferris.

Joyce worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill and retired from Archway Cookie Co. She enjoyed knitting, doing various crafts and traveling each winter to Florida with her late husband.

She is survived by a son Max (Sarah) Hoeppner of Perry, a granddaughter: Tracy (Douglas) Hoeppner-Russell of Perry, a sister: Shirley Barone of Hume, along with many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

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