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Burton “ Bud” E. Hart, 84 of Elba, died peacefully surrounded by family November 19, 2012 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born March 12, 1928 in Elba to the late William (Fern Waterstreet) Hart. Bud was a lifelong farmer on the Elba muck lands and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. He was known for his sense of humor, gentle soul, and soft heart. He is preceded in death by a brother Howard Hart and sister Betty Andrews.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Eleanor M. (Dunn) Hart of Elba; son Todd (Valerie) Hart of Batavia; daughters Kim (Daniel) Scott of Byron; Pamela (Charles) Gugel of Batavia; grandchildren Katelyn and Jason Scott, Brett (Emily) Squire, Jeremy Squire, along with several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be 10:00 AM on Saturday November 24, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church 23 North Main St. Elba, NY 14058. Interment will take place in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14020 or to the First Presbyterian Church 23 North Main St. Elba, NY 14058. 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.

Francis “Fritz” Nicklas, 66 of Perry died November 17, 2012 in Dansville. He was born in Buffalo on December 20, 1945 to the late Francis (Doris Hitzel) Nicklas. Fritz was a United States Marine, member of the VFW, Vets Club and Sportsman’s Club in Perry. He was a retired from American Rock Salt. Fritz was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley M. Nicklas.

He is survived by brother Donald (Dawn) Nicklas of Perry; sisters Carol (Joe) Moorhouse of FL; Janice Brown of West Seneca; companion Terry Schoenemann of Perry along with nieces and nephews Joanne, Joey, Michael, Patty, Tom, Danny, Karen.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Friday November 23rd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 North Main Street, Perry. Services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday November 24, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. 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.

Carol was born in Geneseo, New York on August 16, 1923 a daughter of the late Walter and Neva Barber Davis. She retired from Archway Cookies in Perry where she was their office manager. She was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry. She enjoyed doing various crafts including tatting. She is preceded in death by her husband Cecil H. Carney who died in 2003; a daughter-in-law Kelly Carney; grandson Brett Demers; siblings Peg Orman, Iva Parnell and Walter Davis.

She is survived by a daughter: Cindy (David) Helmer of Warsaw, a son: Paul Carney of Perry, 4 granddaughters: Tara Demers, Sheila Donahue, Stephanie (Oren) Kauffman, and Angel Bray, 3 great grandchildren: McKenna Demers, Kylee and William Nolan IIII, a dear friend Raymond Kiley of Perry, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 3:30-5:30 pm on Sunday November 18th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry. Services will be held on Monday November 19th at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s / Dementia Society at www.alz.org or to the National Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org. 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.
 

Anna Marie McCahera, 79, of Batavia, died Saturday (Nov. 17, 2012) at Genesee County Nursing Home,

She was born in Batavia on January 29, 1933, a daughter of the late Samuel Sr. and Rose Marshall Patri.

She was a homemaker most of her life and a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Church).

Surviving are two daughters, Rita McCahera and Ann Marie McCahera both of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Three sons, Michael McCahera, John McCahera Jr. both of Arizona and Joseph Fisk of Seattle, WA.  Brother and sister in law, Samuel Jr. and Mary Patri of Batavia. She was the sister of the late Norfe Patri.

Private Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.   RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Laura Kowalik, 97, of Batavia, died Tuesday (November 13, 2012) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

She was born in Batavia on August 15, 1915, daughter of the late Michael and Frances Conforto.

Laura was employed by G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia prior to her retirement in 1980 and was a member of Resurrection Parish. 

She was the wife of the late Raymond Kowalik, mother of the late Raymond Kowalik, Jr. and predeceased by a brother and several sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Reger of Salem VA.  Sisters, Antoinette Marshall of Batavia and Molly Jankowski of Largo, Fl.  Grandchildren, Michelle Butler, Kristina Lobello, Brian Reger, Kevin Reger and Jason Reger.  Nieces and nephews also survive.

No prior visitation.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday (November 17th) at 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s site).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., Batavia, NY

Expressions of condolence may be made 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 & Proprietor.

Jerome E. Jazwiecki “Jerry”, 72, of Akron, died Tuesday (November 13, 2012) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born in Buffalo, NY on July 7, 1940, son of the late Valentine and Margaret Leach Jazwiecki.

Jerry was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and Past Commander of the L.L. Tillman Post American Legion in Akron.  He was a foreman at Whiting Roll-Up Door Co. in Akron prior to his retirement.

Surviving is his loving wife of 42 years, Jeanette Hudomint Jazwiecki of Akron.  Son, James (Jennifer) Jazwiecki of Akron.  Daughter, Dawn (Mark) Smith of Depew.  Grandchildren, Angela, Robert and Emily Jazwiecki, Brock and Camden Smith.  Brother, Val (Dorothy) Jazwiecki of Cheektowaga.  Sisters in-law, Arlene Jack of Clarence Center, Joan (Gene) Dziekan of Cape Vincent and Patricia Maxwell of Alden.  Brothers in-law, Dennis (Eunice) Hudomint  and Robert (Sandra) Hudomint, both of Akron.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may gather to share memories and condolences on Tuesday (November 20th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCNADREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10am at St. Teresa of Avila  R.C. Church (Buell St., Akron). 

Interment with full military honors will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, 26 Shanley St., Buffalo, NY 14206.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001.  Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Jack was born in Perry, NY on July 11, 1935, a son of the late Dwight (Ruth Brown) McClurg. Jack was a graduate of Perry Central School, after graduation he enlisted with the US Army, he was a self-employed farmer for many years, after farming Jack worked and retired from Butler Construction in Perry. He enjoyed bowling, working outside whether it was mowing a yard or gardening and enjoyed walks with his Beloved Dog “Dolly”. He is preceded in death by a brother Robert McClurg.

He is survived by his wife: Carol (MacRae) McClurg who he married in 1957, a son: Shawn (Lori) McClurg of Elba, a daughter: Lisa (Joseph) Ferraro of Spencerport, 3 grandchildren: Aidan McClurg, Kayla and Audrey Butler, his dog: Dolly, 5 sisters: Betty White of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lois Taylor of Leicester, Lynn (Alvin) Wood of Perry, Barb Anderson of Batavia, Virginia (Edward) Culver of Sun City West, Az., 2 brothers: Don (Joan) McClurg of East Bethany and Larry (Ruthie) McClurg of Perry along with many nieces, nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. 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. 
 

Ruth C. Dutton, 71 of Batavia died Monday November 12, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born November 16, 1940 in Batavia to the late Kenneth (Bernice Parks) Bump. Mrs. Dutton was retired from Lewis Myers in Bergen. She enjoyed dancing, entertainment and reading. She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Her hobbies were her family and grandchildren along with traveling. She is predeceased by her husband Lloyd Dutton, Brother Richard Bump, Sisters Marlene Schultz and Beverly Weber.

She is survived by her fiancé John C. Ellis of Batavia; sons Thomas Dutton of Virginia, Mark Dutton of Batavia; daughters Shelly Duignan of Batavia and Vicki (Darrel) Harris of Caledonia. One brother William (Nelda) Bump of Texas; sisters Dorothy Myers of North Carolina, Lillian Turazzo of Newark and Jean Ferris of Oakfield, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday November 15, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday November 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Burial will take place in Morganville Cemetery, Stafford, NY.

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

Delbert P. Howard, 93 of Batavia, went peacefully home to be with the Lord November 9, 2012 at the Villages of Orleans in Albion. He was born June 20, 1919 in Brockton, NY to the late Enos (Libby Brown) Howard. Mr. Howard was a United States Navy Veteran and served his country proudly in WWII. He was retired from GTE Sylvania and also ran Ben Del’s Donut shop in Alexander. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, the VFW and American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Howard cherished the time he spent camping with his family and had a real passion for his pet dogs. He is reunited with his beloved wife of 59 years Catherine (Paas) Howard who died in 2007; daughter Donna Howard Hickox; great-grandson Caleb Cere; sisters Marion Kessler; Doris Sixt; Lorraine Speed; and Helen Howard. 

He is survived by daughter Dawn (David) Sisson; son Delbert (Susan) Howard; both of Batavia; 4 grandchildren Kevin (Cheryl) McAllister; Daniel Howard; Heather Bibbins; Kailee Sisson; 3 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday November 12, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday November 13, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

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

Helen A. Idzik, 81, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Oakfield, died Sunday (October 28, 2012) at the Johnston Willis Hospital in Richmond.

She was born in Oakfield on November 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Balonek.

Helen was a cafeteria aide for Oakfield – Alabama Central School, prior to her retirement.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her loving family.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was the wife of the late J. Frank Idzik and mother of the late Gary Idzik.

Survivors include three daughters, Maryanne (Wayne) Altizer and Diane (James) Armstrong, both of Richmond, Debra (Robert) Cesarano of Oakfield.  Grandchildren, Robert and Kristina Cesarano, Joshua Altizer, Sarah and Matthew Armstrong.  Sister, Gladys Kedzierski of Batavia. Brother, Walter Balonek of Elba.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

She was the sister of the late Joseph, Frank and John Balonek and Ann Odre.

No prior visitation.  Friends and family may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (November 10th) at 10am at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield site) 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Interment will be in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.  Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

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