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Samuel was born in Perry, New York on November 15, 1924 a son of the late John and Frances Alissa Monteleone. : Sam retired from the Lapp Insulator Co. in LeRoy in 1985 where he worked as a machine operator. He was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic in Perry, the Knights of Columbus, and the Moose Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, working on puzzle books, and enjoyed the company of his family especially his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Marion W. Monteleone who died in 2010, sisters Anne Berg, Margaret Colvin, Mary McGuire, brothers Thomas, Fred and Joseph Monteleone.

He is survived by a daughter: Sharon (Ben) Midea of Albion, 2 sons: Samuel (Nancy) Monteleone and James (Darlene Martin) Monteleone both of Perry, 1 sister: Jane Esposito of Mt. Morris, 5 grandchildren: Theresa (Herbert) McClellan, Samuel (Jennifer) Monteleone, John (Amanda) Monteleone, Bryon (Liz Beaumont) Monteleone, James J. (Krista) Monteleone, 3 step-grandchildren: David and Jonathon McElver and Katelyn Swede, 9 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 3-8pm on Sunday October 7th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry. Prayers at the funeral home on Monday September 8th at 10:30 will precede a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, NY 14530 or the American Diabetes Association 1701 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 22311. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements are completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Stafford - Mrs. Elizabeth J. Tetter, 96, formerly of Stafford, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility, in LeRoy.

Mrs. Tetter was born February 10, 1916 in Batavia, the daughter of the late James and Mary (Peters) Randall.

She graduated of Russell Sage College in 1938 and taught Home Economics in Lyons, NY for 6 years and LeRoy High School for 3 years.  She worked at Genesee Hardware for 32 years before retiring in 1995.  She was a life member of the Batavia 1st Presbyterian Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, member of the Batavia Town & Country Garden Club, was an avid gardener as well as a Jeff Gordon and Buffalo Bills Fan.

Her husband, Robert W. Tetter, died on January 9, 1992.

Survivors include a son; James (Dona) Tetter of Elba; a daughter, Mary (David) Heale of Batavia; 6 grandchildren, Tammy (Dan) Rykert of Oakfield, Lisa (Rich) Biegasiewicz of Batavia, Bryan Heale of Rochester,  Kimberly (Gene) Kulp and Nate (Chrissy) Buczek, both of Elba and  Kimberly Buczek  of Cincinnati, OH and 5 great-grandchildren.   

She was the grandmother of the late Stacy Heale.

There are no calling hours.  Private services will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to Activities Fund at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson St., Leroy, NY 14482 or to 1st Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.   Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery.  Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

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

     Age 52, of Houston, TX, died Monday August 6, 2012. She was born June 14, 1960 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Derefinko) Zirbel.

     Sharee grew up in Batavia and moved to the Houston area after she graduated from Batavia High School in 1977. She worked for many years in the food service industry where she had a knack for getting people to smile and laugh within minutes of meeting her. She loved to cook, enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her dogs.

     Surviving is her loving husband Kurt Fickessen of Houston; sister, Lonnie Doughtery; brothers, John Zirbel both of Rochester and Steve (Paula) Zirbel of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     Family and friends are invited to attend a 12:00 Noon Memorial Mass Saturday October 6, 2012 at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). In lieu of flowers memorials in Sharee's memory are requested to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Carmela M. Natoli, 94 of Batavia died September 30, 2012 at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia. She was born January 13, 1918 in Holley, NY to the late George (Rose Salerno) Zazzara. Mrs. Natoli and her husband owned the Paddock Bar & Grill, she also worked for GTE Sylvania and Kodak. She was a member of Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, the St. Nicholas Club, and the Moose Club. She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony Natoli; brothers Peter, Joseph, James Zazzara and her sister Angeline Liberto.  

She is survived by her son Thomas (Sandra) Natoli of Chicago, Illinois; daughter Marilyn Natoli of California; brother Robert Zazzara of Elmira; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday October 3, 2012 from 3-7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 9:00 AM on Thursday October 4, 2012 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

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

     Age 48, of West Seneca, died peacefully Saturday morning September 29, 2012 at her home, with her family by her side after her courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born August 24, 1964 in Batavia, a daughter of John W. & M. Anne (Davis) Martin of Holley.
     Katie was a 1983 graduate of Notre Dame High School, attended Morehead State University in Kentucky and graduated from Genesee Community College where she majored in fashion merchandising. She was a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Clearwater, FL and Batavia, NY
     Surviving along with her parents, Katie’s beloved daughter, Megan E. Norman of Batavia; loyal and caring fiancé, Ron Zientek of West Seneca; loving sisters, Michelle Martin of Batavia, Mary Elizabeth (Joseph) Teresi of Batavia; brothers, Michael (Cynthia) Martin of Webster, Timothy (Ayron) Martin of Maryland & Peter Martin of Florida along with 10 nieces & nephews, 6 great nieces & nephews and her faithful companions Poppy, Molly & MerryBeth.
     Family and friends are invited from 3-7 PM Wednesday October 3, 2012 to share thoughts and memories of Katie at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, per Katie’s wishes, memorials are requested to Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm & Carlton Streets Buffalo, NY 14203 or to her beloved Megan. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF KATHLEEN M. NORMAN (MARTIN) IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

Corfu - Robert E. Brightenfield, 58, of Corfu, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday (September 25, 2012) at his home.

Bob was born February 26, 1954 in Batavia, a son of the late Edward and Alberta Smith Brightenfield.

He worked for 31 years for UPS before retiring. Bob had a passion for carpentry and loved working on motors. He was always fixing something, whether it be a watch, clock or timer. If it was broken, he would fix it so it was as good as new. Steam engines and antique cars were Bob's other favorite pastimes. He was the brother of the late Albert Brightenfield and James Brightenfield.

Bob is survived by his longtime and loving companion, Patricia Navas of Corfu; his sister, Mary (Bud) Ulander of East Pembroke; a sister-in-law, Lori Brightenfield of Stafford; 8 nieces and nephews; 7 great nieces and nephews and many extended family members.

Family and friends may call Saturday 1-3 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. A brief funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Darien Fire Department.

Mary A. Hartley, 90 of Batavia  died September 24, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. Mary was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, on September 26, 1921, to George and Agnes Kelly Kiley of Randolph, MA. She was a graduate of the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing. Mary served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She worked as both a staff nurse, and a private duty nurse at St. Jerome Hospital, the Veterans Hospital in Batavia, and as a case worker for the Genesee County Department of Social Services. She was active in the women’s organizations of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Elba and St. Mary’s Church in Batavia. Mary was active at the Senior Center and with the Independent Association of Retired Persons following her retirement. Her greatest joys in life were her family, her church, the Boston Red Sox and the Buffalo Bills. She is preceded in death by a daughter Kathleen Catino; brothers George and Thomas Gorman Kiley; sisters Therese Sullivan; Irene Sylvain and Joan Colbeth. 

She is survived by sons Frank (Gretchen) of The Woodlands, TX; Paul of Vontville, CA; Thomas (Pamela) of Rochester; Peter of Churchville; Howard (Laurie) Hartley of Spring, TX; daughters Susan (Barton) Dambra of LeRoy; Mary Balonek of Virginia Beach; Ann (Joseph) Zawicki of Elba; Eileen (Steve) Vincent of Rockport, TX; brother John Paul Kiley of MA; sister Jane Delorey of MA; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Thursday September 27, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday September 28, 2012 at Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the New York State Veterans Home Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020, United Memorial Medical Center 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

John L. Bernard, 51 of Amherst died unexpectedly September 20, 2012. He was born on August 12, 1961 in Orlando, FL to LaVern “Barney” (Mary Martino) Bernard of Batavia. Mr. Bernard was the proprietor of Third Base Sports Bar in Buffalo for the past 30 years. He was a member of Christ the King R.C. Church in Amherst. John was a 1980 graduate of Batavia High School. He was very active his whole life in sports, he played college football at the University of Buffalo where he was an All American Safety, and he signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills. He coached his daughter Katie in softball and always said she was the love of his life.

In addition to his parents his is survived by his daughter Katherine “Katie” Bernard of Snyder, NY, brothers James (Cheri) Bernard of Topeka, KS and Joseph (Nancy) Bernard of Mesa, AZ. One niece, 4 nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Friday September 28, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday September 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM  in Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church), 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York. Burial will take place in  St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia, NY     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities and to further the research of sports related concussions. 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.

 

Grace was born in Bradford, PA. a daughter of the late Grant and Elizabeth Beardsley Webster. Grace worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Mallory Timers in Warsaw and retired from Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw at the age of 79 where she worked as a dietary aide. She enjoyed cooking, making fudge, shopping, going to yard sales and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her first husband Floyd Bogardus; second husband John Goldfuss; son Thomas Bogardus; daughter Sandra B. Safford; sisters Doris Kish, Luella Troutman, Geraldine Perry and Dorthea Petry.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Cindy (David) Mateer of Warsaw, Pam (Larry) Eastman of Perry, and Darla Goldfuss of Advance, NC, 6 grandchildren: Keith Safford, Kenny (Lisa) Safford, Joey (Stella) Safford, Kristie (Bob) Ball, Matthew (Liz) Mateer and Elizabeth (Darren) Fox, 4 great grandchildren: Craig, Michael, and Ashlee Safford and Evelyn Mateer along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 3-7pm on Tuesday September 25 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry. Services will be held on Wednesday September 26th at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Wyoming County. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Age 80, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday morning September 24, 2012 at LeRoy Village Green. He was born August 4, 1932 in Batavia, a son of the late Chester & Cecilia (Pastecki) Mruczek and also preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane (Grasso) Mruczek in 1998.

Chester was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish and served in the Merchant Marine. He worked at the former GTE Sylvania, Terry Hills and was the owner/operator of Chet's Janitorial and Angelina's Pizzeria. He most enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, time spent with his family, vacations and being at his cottage at the lake.

He is survived by his loving children, Steven Mruczek of Canandaigua, Richard (Carolyn) Mruczek of Bennington, Robert (Lori) Mruczek, Deborah Mruczek all of Batavia and Angela (Frank) Ferri of Medina; brother, Fran (Frannie DiFlippo); sisters, Janet and Alice Mruczek all of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Sister Virginia Marie Grasso of Buffalo, Louise Capuano, Betty Grasso both of Batavia, Nellie Grasso of Florida; brother-in-law, Joseph (Betty) Grasso of Batavia; 11 grandchildren, Tammy (Dan) Rykert, Kimberly (Gene) Kulp, Lisa (Rich) Biegasiewicz, Gabriella (Joe Pawlak) Ferri, Melissa & Chad Mruczek, Erica (Phil) Grazioplene, Brian (Erika) Mruczek, Nick (Danielle) Mruczek, Jonathan Mruczek and Curtis Gallagher; 11 great-grandchildren, Courtney & Zachary Biegasiewicz, Dylan Rykert, Vincent, Gina & Miranda Grazioplene, Giana, Lokada, Hunter, Dominic & Miah Mruczek along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Wednesday September 26, 2012 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30 AM Thursday September 27 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site), with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Village Green 10 Munson Street LeRoy, New York 14482, in Chester's memory. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF CHESTER B. MRUCZEK JR. 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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