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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

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

 

 

Oakfield - Virginia R. Mullen, 86, of Oakfield, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Mullen was born September 10, 1931 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Anson and Helen Rowcliffe Speed.

A graduate of Elba Central School, Mrs. Mullen regularly attended services at East Shelby Community Bible Church. She enjoyed knitting and reading. Her greatest joy was being with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth  M.  Mullen, who passed away on September 16, 2015. They were married on June 14, 1952.

She is survived by her children, Stephen (Crystal Hawley) Mullen of Batavia, Deborah (Alan) Dennis  and John (Lisa) Mullen, both of Oakfield; three sisters, Lucille (late William) Schultz and Beverly (Jack) Hillabush, both  of Elba and Jeanette (late Gerry) Grazioplene of Batavia; her sister-in-law, Nancy Speed of Elba; ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother, Roger I. Speed.

Virginia’s family wishes to extend their most sincere thank you to the Emergency Room doctors and nurses and the nurses on the 2nd floor at United Memorial Medical Center for the comfort and care which was provided to their mother.

Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 East Shelby Road, Medina, where services will immediately follow visitation at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Virginia’s name may be made to East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 East Shelby Road, Medina, New York 14103. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements for Virginia have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

stone.jpg Louise Stone, 89, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Louise was born on March 4, 1929 in Paxton, Illinois, a daughter of the late Frances Fancher.

She graduated from Paxton High School in 1947, and at the age of 23 moved with husband Donald Stone and infant son to Batavia where she worked at the Fragrance & Cosmetic counter and as a fashion model for C.L. Carr’s Department Store for many years. As an active member of St. Joseph’s Church, she was one of the original committee members that started the annual Popcorn Ball event. Louise semi-retired to Boca Raton, FL where she also worked in fragrances at Burdines. She returned to Batavia in her later years to be with family.

Louise will be remembered for her smile, her spirit, her kindness, and being a loving mother, grandma (“MaMa”), and friend to many. She liked watching all sports on TV and attending her grandchildren’s games. In her final years, she enjoyed playing poker and having coffee with her friends at the Jerome Apartments.

She leaves behind her daughter, Cindy (Mark) Francis of Batavia; son, Rick (Karen) Stone of Boca Raton; sister Janet (Roger) Hinds of Mission Texas; cherished grandchildren, Dr. Sarah (Dr. Scott Maymon) Stone of Phoenix AZ, Philip Stone of Tampa FL, Kate and Emma Francis of Batavia, Ryan (Jordan George) and Kevin Francis of Rochester, and Rebecca, Rickey, and Mikey Stone of Boca Raton; great-grandchildren Philip Stone of Tampa FL and Lincoln Maymon of Phoenix AZ and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was the sister of the late Betty Miller and brother Wayne Fancher.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020.  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 - Robert H. Wiedrich, 94, of Batavia, an employee in the Food Service Department at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Batavia prior to his retirement in 1989, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

Mr. Wiedrich was born March 20, 1924 in Batavia, the son of the late Harry and Isabelle (Greschow) Wiedrich.

He served in Germany during World War II with the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in action.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Veness-Strollo Post 1602 in Batavia and the American Legion Botts-Fioritto Post 576 in LeRoy.

His wife, Elsie H. (Heddon) Wiedrich, died November 10, 2012.  He was the brother of the late Virginia Cheeseman.

Survivors include a sister, Ethel McClurg of LeRoy; 2 sons, Richard (Andrea) Greenaker of Farmington, NM and Edward (Mary) Greenaker of Oneonta; 2 grandchildren, Joshua Greenaker of Portland, OR and Sara (Chris) Bankich of Oneonta; 1 great-grandson, Benjamin Bankich; special niece, Mary Cheeseman, and 9 other nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on June 19, 2018 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia, where services follow at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.   Burial will be in the Stafford Rural Cemetery in Stafford, NY.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

KATHLEEN ANN WEISS ~ 

Age 48, of Oakfield, died peacefully Saturday March 24, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 17, 1969 in Batavia, NY a daughter of Joan (Nagorniak) of Florida and the late Phillip J. Weiss, Jr.                                                                                       

Kathleen lived the majority of her life in Oakfield and attended the ARC Day Program in Elba. Her family is forever grateful for the care she received at both places. 

Surviving along with her mother is a brother, Michael (Dawn) Weiss; sister, Maureen Weiss; nephew, Adam Weiss; niece, Megan Weiss all of Colorado along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Please join Kathleen's family 11am Friday June 15, 2018 to Celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). She will be laid to rest with her father in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020. Following the services all are welcome to join the family at the Dibble Family Center for a luncheon at 4110 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. 

Please share your words of comfort with Kathleen's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF KATHLEEN ANN WEISS WAS CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

 

 

ed.jpg Edward Gecewicz, 50, of Lancaster, NY passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018. Eddie was born in Buffalo on April 17, 1968.

Ed graduated from Attica High School. He loved camping and working on race cars.  He was known by many and loved by all and touched the lives of many people in his community and was always willing to help a friend out with his generous acts of servitude and his gracious heart.  We were all blessed to have known Ed. He is blessed to be in heaven and heaven is blessed to have him. 

He is survived by his father; Jerry Gecewicz; mother Pat Haller Garrett; stepfather Ken Garrett; brother Todd Gecewicz; nephew Conner; niece Grace and friend Wendy Bishop. 

A visitation will be held on Friday June 15, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  A 1:00PM Celebration of Eddie’s life will be held on Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Bennington Lanes on Clinton St. in Bennington, NY.

The family of Ed wishes to thank Pastor David Kennedy who provided care for him and support for his loved ones.

In lieu of flowers memorials donations can be made to the Gateway Comfort Home 91 Main St. Attica, NY 14011 or www.gatewayhomeattica.com.  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.

charvella.jpg Charles F. Charvella, 99, of Batavia passed away on June 10, 2018 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on February 7, 1919 in Batavia to the late Sabastian and Cosima Charvella. In addition to his parents, Charles is predeceased by his wife; Ruth Charvella; son Charles “Skip” Charvella; brothers Joseph, Sam, James and Louis Charvella; sisters Hazel Alessi and Anna Chiavetta.

Charles served his country bravely in the United States Army Veteran during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during his service. In 1958 Charles purchased a small business named Specialty Distributors on Ellicott St. in Batavia. In 1969 they moved the business to Swan St. and incorporated, then changed the name to Batavia Restaurant Supply in 1981 when they moved to West Main St. where it is currently still operating.

He is survived by his son; Michael P. (Beverly) Charvella of Batavia; daughter-in-law Karen Pompa; grandsons Stefan (Marie), Nathan (Paula) and Christopher (Dana) Charvella; great-grandchildren Ashton, Brady, Morgan, Mila, Vincent and Cora Charvella along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 4:00-7:00PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday June 14, 2018 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House https://crossroadshouse.com/ PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021. 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.

Stafford - Mrs. Irma M. Altman, 93, of Stafford, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Altman was born December 3, 1924 in Sherrill, the daughter of the late Jacob and Estelle Doxtater Miller.

She worked for many years as an office secretary at the Pavilion Central School District and retired from Genesee Community College in 1987, where she worked as a library clerk. At age 63, she graduated from Genesee Community College with her RN Degree. Irma was very proud of this accomplishment and went on to work as an RN at United Memorial Medical Center and The Batavia Nursing Home until the age of 69.

 A member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Stafford, Irma was an avid hunter in her earlier years with her late husband, Carl and traveled extensively, visiting several national parks, numerous trips to the Adirondacks and going on a Disney cruise. She also was a nurse at Wyomoco 4-H Camp in Varysburg and Camp Loyaltown in Hunter. She was a guide for Beaver Meadows in Java and served as an election inspector and Zoning Board Member for the Town of Stafford.

She is predeceased by her husband, Carl E. Altman, who passed away on May 19, 1986.

She is survived by her children, Cathy Pfalzer, Terry Altman and Carl Altman, all of Stafford; three grandchildren,  Crista (Steve) Boldt of Stafford,  Jake Altman of Colorado and Hunter Altman of Florida; and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Alex Boldt, both of Stafford.

She is predeceased by her great-grandson, Evan Carl Boldt who passed away on February 27, 2005.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will follow visitation immediately at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to  the charity of the donor’s choice.  She will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery. 

Passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018, at age 97.  Survived by her children, Richard Reynolds, Donna (late Tom Fischer) Pringle, Gary (Bernie) Reynolds, James (Robin) Reynolds, Sharon (John) Lohman; step-sons, Ken John and Bill (Mari) John; grandchildren, Debra (Wayne) Klieger, Rich (Sue) Pringle, Brandy Reynolds, Brett (Annie) Reynolds, Brian (Catherine) Reynolds, Jay (Felisa) Reynolds and Matthew McGill; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Ethel is predeceased by her husbands, Merton Reynolds and Lee John and is the sister of the late Dorothy Hopson.  There are no prior calling hours and Ethel’s Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Street, Bergen.  A reception will follow the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church.  Private burial in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen.  Memorials to Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake St., P.O. Box 216, Bergen, NY 14416. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210. 

angel.jpg Treasel Lee Ward-Speck, 81, of Warsaw passed away on June 5, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. Tina was born on May 18, 1937 in Lincoln, AR., to the late George and Bertha (Brunback) Waller.

Tina was born and raised in Arkansas, the youngest of 7 children. She was an accomplished vocalist, seamstress and square dancer. In her younger days, Tina played in a country band and was a seamstress for all the folks she square danced with. She worked with the Easter Seal Association and handicapped children, and then later in life was a supervisor at Westwood Pharmaceuticals where she later retired. Tina enjoyed her family, pets, gardening, reading, dancing, music and playing her harmonica in the home she built in Darien Center.

She is survived by her loving son; Kevin Lee (Michelle) Ward of Attica, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.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.

 

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