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 Lidia Cipollone, 94, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday (August 31, 2017) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Lidia was born March 16, 1923 in Scerni, Italy, a daughter of the late Luigi and Domenica (Pietropaulo) Sabatini.

Lidia was a member of Ascension Parish and the Notre Dame Prayer Group.  Along with her husband, Nicola, they were tailors at Jet Tailors, which later became Abruzzi Tailors.  Nicola and Lidia then purchased and owned Abruzzi Tailors, which operated out of their home on Liberty Street.  She enjoyed cooking and baking and was a seamstress at Charles Men's Shop.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Grace (Larry) Gardner of Rochester; one son, Pierluigi (Gloria Jean) Cipollone of Batavia; a daughter-in-law, Meg Cipollone of Middletown; four grandchildren, Nicholas (Rebecca) Cipollone, Jesse (Brittany) Cipollone, Kristin (Adam Pratt) Cipollone and Matthew (Meghan) Cipollone; three great-granddaughters, Stella Mia Cipollone, Gracyn Cipollone and Abigail Cipollone; two sisters, Ida (Nicola) Monachetti and Teresa (Domenico) DelPlavignano, both of Italy and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, Nicola Cipollone, a son, Mario Cipollone and her sisters, Concetta DiGhionno and Dorotea Sabatini.  

Calling hours are Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Lidia’s Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the family, to be forwarded to Fr. Enrico Gemma, director of CASA di Santa Maria. 

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

 

 

 

attica_correctional_services.jpg Richard A. Bridger, 63, of Attica passed away on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Millard-Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard was born in Buffalo on October 4, 1953 to the late Edward and Florence (Chapple) Bridger. In addition to his parents, Richard is predeceased by his brother Tom Bridger.

Rich loved the outdoors. You would often find him riding his bike around Attica.  He also loved to travel. Rich was a 20 plus year guard and retired from Attica Correctional Facility.

He is survived by his children; Matthew Bridger of Basom, Ashley Bridger of East Pembroke; Fiancé Mary Long of Buffalo; brothers Paul (Kay) Bridger of AZ., and Dave (Dorothy) Bridger of Wilson, NY.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 3:15PM Memorial Service will be held on Friday September 1, 2017 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. Interment will held privately.

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.

 

LeRoy ~ Bruce P. Vogel, age 70, of Warsaw Road, passed away Saturday afternoon (August 26, 2017) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born May 26, 1947 in Buffalo.

     Bruce was an avid "cruiser" and car show enthusiast, who loved his hot rods.  He also enjoyed hunting.

     He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Linda Fay Vogel; his brothers, Kirk (Ruth) Vogel of Warsaw and Darryl Vogel of Bennington, along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 6 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     Memorials are suggested to the family.

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

aquino.jpg Carl L. Aquino, 81 of Batavia passed away on Monday August 28, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born on October 11, 1935 in Batavia to the late Andrew (Bridgette Sepe) Aquino. He is preceded in death by brothers William and Andrew Aquino.  

Mr. Aquino retired as an Electronic Technician at Groveland Correctional Facility in Sonyea. He was an avid golfer, bowler and New York Yankee Fan. Carl was above all else a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  

He is survived by his beloved wife Priscilla J. (Campbell) Aquino of Batavia; children Linda (Jeffrey) Norris of FL; Mark (Heidi) Aquino of Wheatfield; siblings Frank (Carol) of Elba; Charles (Rosemary) of Batavia; Robert Aquino of Batavia; Mary DiSalvo of Batavia; grandchildren Rachel and Nicholas Aquino, along with many nieces and nephews.

A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday August 31, 2017 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, 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.

bartz.jpg Edward Francis Bartz, 71, a lifelong resident of North Java, died Friday August 25, 2017 after a brief stay in the hospital. Ed was born June 13, 1946, a son of the late Ferdinand and Annabell Bartz. On July 2, 1983 he married Michelle Lefort who preceded him in death on May 6, 2001.

Mr. Bartz was a member of the North Java Volunteer Fire Department and St. Nicholas and Holy Family Parishes. For over 30 years he was employed by the Town of Java. His love of different kinds of wood was apparent as he designed and crafted many pieces of furniture, bowls and ornaments for his family and friends.  He donated several of his items for the auction at Holy Family’s annual spaghetti dinner.

Surviving are four children; Monica (Matthew) Hepler of Emlenton, PA., Emily Bartz of Buffalo, Kimberly (Phillip) Clemmer of Leesburg, FL., and Brian Lefort of Buffalo; a sister Marie (Peter) Ochal and nephew Peter Ochal of Arcade; six grandchildren Taylor, Jolene, Sabrina, Erika, and Orie Hepler of Emlenton, PA., Alex Clemmer of Leesburg, FL., also surviving are several friends and relatives as well as a special childhood friend; Jim George who was never too busy to lend Ed a helping hand.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday August 31, 2017 from 9:30-11:00AM at the Holy Family Parish 4316 Route 98 North Java, NY 14113 where an 11:15AM Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow visitation at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charlotte House PO Box 123 North Java, NY 14113  http://charlottehouse.org/ or the North Java Fire Co. 4274 Route 98 in North Java. 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.

 

sliker.jpg Shelby G. Sliker, 91, of Leicester passed away peacefully on Friday August 25, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 1, 1926 in Perry, NY to the late Clarence and Gladys (Lines) Sliker. In Addition to his parents, Shelby is predeceased by his siblings; John Sliker and Ethel (William) Martz.

Shelby proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his service, Shelby was a lifelong farmer along with wife Lois and his parents, raising black angus beef cattle on his century old farm. He was a 4-H Leader for 10 years. As an active member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center, Shelby held several offices over the years. He was a member of Walter Klein Post 532 American Legion. Shelby was also a 65 plus year member of the Free Masons Constellation Lodge No. 404. Shelby and wife Lois shared 70 years together building more memories than most could hope for.

He is survived by his loving wife; Lois (Wright) Sliker of Leicester; daughter Lisa (Walter) Wolinski of Leicester; grandchildren Melissa (Robb) Yoder of Webster, Caryn (Michael) Van Hook of Ontario, NY., and Michael (Tina) Wolinski of Rochester; sister in law Dorothy Sliker; great-grandchildren Kyrann and Tegann Yoder, Colin and Dylan Van Hook, Jaxson Wolinski along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 29, 2017 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday August 30th at the Funeral Home. Shelby will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church 7205 Perry Center Rd. Perry, NY 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

 

 

 

 

butter.jpgAvis J. Weinert, 93, of Byron passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Bethany, NY on January 10, 1924 to the late Floyd and Ethel (Noakes) Putnam. In addition to her parents, Avis is predeceased by her loving husband William H. Weinert who passed away in 2001; sisters Lorraine Dunham and Irene Baker.

Avis was a long time member of St. Paul’s Church in Stafford, a volunteer at the South Byron Fire Department and the Byron Grange and would always lend a hand with the Red Cross with their blood drives.

She is survived by her children; Keith, Kirk, Kevin Weinert all of Byron, Karl (Marilyn) Weinert of S. Byron, Ruth Ann (Ted) Genegon of Oakfield, Jo Ann Toal of Byron, Sue Ann Cole of Byron, Cheryl Ann (Greg) Richenberg of Holley and Jacqueline Ann (Zeech) Ilazi of Rochester; brother Lawrence Putnam of Warsaw; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 29, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 4:00 PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Byron Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary 7389 Rt. 237 Byron, NY 14422. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

toporczyk.jpg Martin K. Toporczyk, 49, of Darien Center passed away suddenly in Warsaw on Saturday August 19, 2017. Marty was born in Buffalo on December 4, 1967 to the late Daniel M. Toporczyk and his mother Dolores Kleps.

Marty was a mason at Pike Construction.  Marty loved to fish, collect coins, and was an all-around nice guy.  A people person with the gift of gab.  He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his children Brittany K. Toporczyk of Alden and Morgan K. Toporczyk of Springhill FL., brother Mark Toporczyk (Tonya Hackett) of East Bethany; nephew Brandon K. Toporczyk of California, serving in the U.S. Navy; niece Brianna C. Toporczyk of Alexander; Aunt MaryAnn (Paul) Reese of Arizona; Cousin Jeff Reese of Connecticut; and girlfriend Ann Cox of Warsaw

There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to Our Lady of Good Counsel 10677 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040.  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.

kriger.jpg Sally Ann Kriger, 71, of Attica passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday August 22, 2017 after a long stubbornly fought battle with cancer. She was born in Lackawanna, NY to the late Walter and Jessie (Arndt) LeFort. In addition to her parents, Sally is predeceased by her son Wayne Kriger.

Sally enjoyed antiquing, gardening and will forever be remembered as the rock and caretaker of her family.  

She is survived by her husband of 54 years Norman Kriger; children Peggy (Dale) Knab of Bennington, Bruce (Kristen) Kriger of Attica and Connie (Anthony) LeFort of Alden; grandchildren Kristina, Kristy, Christian, Benjamin, Tiffany and Scarlett along with many other family members.

Family and friends can call on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 10:00-11:00AM where Prayers will immediately follow at the Funeral Home. The family would like to invite all who would like to honor Sally and Wayne’s burial as they will be laid to rest at 10:00AM on Saturday September 2, 2017 at Summit View Cemetery in Bennington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bennington Fire Department 1353 Clinton St. Rd. Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

cleveland_2.jpgBONNIE J. CLEVELAND ~ Batavia

Died peacefully Friday August 18, 2017 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia at the age of 95. She was born February 2, 1922 in Placentia, CA a daughter of the late Oscar and Angela (Mansur) Carlson also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert G. Cleveland; son, Donald Cleveland and sister, Shirley Lipps. 

Mrs. Cleveland was raised in California and remained proud of those roots, that is where she met her sweetheart, Robert while he was in the service. His dream was farming, so they came back to the area and the farm where they raised their family, that Cleveland homestead farm is still in the  family some 200 years later. Bonnie worked many years at the Oakfield Bank and enjoyed knitting.           

Surviving are her loving sons, Michael (Lorie) Cleveland of Batavia, Steven (late Barbara) Cleveland of Henrietta; 10 grandchildren, Christine (Jeff) Covel, William (Anita) Cleveland, Michael (Dawn) Cleveland II, Cathy (Derek Bell, MD) Cleveland, John (Melessa) Cleveland, Shannon( (Kevin) Abt, Eric (Stacy) Cleveland, Tara (Erik) Block, Beth (Charles) Wu and Carrie Cleveland; 18 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. 

Private funeral services will be held at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATON CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest with her husband in St. Cecelia's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory are suggested to the Activities Fund for the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Bonnie with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

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

 

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