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Fay Johnson Dumbleton, 81, of E. Bethany, died peacefully on Sunday (May 26, 2013) at Crossroads House.

She was born in Batavia on February 19, 1932, daughter of the late Charles B. and Hazel V. Hyde Johnson.

Fay was formerly employed by P.W. Minor Shoe Factory, New York Telephone Co. and Lawing Studio.  Fay was a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Assoc., Ontario CAVY (Guinea Pigs) Club, where she was a breeder and judge for over 35 years.  She volunteered for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and was a member and past officer of the Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post #332 Auxiliary.

She was the wife of the late Robert J. Coniber who died in 1964.

Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Dumbleton of E. Bethany. Three step-children, Cathy (Norm) Monachino of Elba, David L. Dumbleton of Wyoming, NY and Steven (Cindy) Dumbleton of LeRoy.  Also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and very dear friends, Denise and Bill Robertson of Canada.

No prior visitation.  A graveside service will be held Saturday (June 1st), 11am at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14621 or Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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.

 

Ray W. Luzier, 82, of Batavia, died Friday (May 24, 2013) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

He was born in Carthais, PA on February 9, 1931, a son of the late Kyle and Thelma McGonagail Luzier.

Ray was a volunteer driver for the Disabled American Veterans Van for many years. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Lackawana and was a bartender for over 15 years at Jim's Saloon in E. Pembroke. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia and a member of the United Auto Workers Union, Local 897.

Surviving is his wife of over 63 years, Janet M. Cupler Luzier whom he married on August 19, 1950. Two daughters and a son: Thelma and Rick Johnson of Marengo, OH, Cindy and Hal Kreter of E. Pembroke and Raymond and Lori Luzier of Joshua Tree, CA.

Six grandchildren: Kimberly (Jason) Reformat, Jason (Casey) Annis, Stephen (Kara) Kreter, Melinda Kreter, Justin (Amanda) Luzier and Vincent (Rachael) Luzier.  Seven great grand-children also survive. 

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA on Tuesday (May 28th) from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM.  Service will be Wednesday at 11 AM at the funeral home.

Those desiring may offer memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans Van Fund.

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.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY ll, Director & Proprietor. 

Age 88, of Batavia, died Wednesday morning May 22, 2013 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born May 29, 1924 in Batavia, NY  to the late Emil & Rose (Vendetta) Marone, also preceded in death by her husbands, Larry Merritt in 1963 and James E. White Jr. in 2013; brother, Emil "Buster" Marone and sister, Angeline Marone

Connie was a wonderful, caring mother and enjoyed her dog, Maggie.

Surviving are her loving children, Larry (Michelle Calick) Merritt II, Robert Merritt all of Batavia and Patricia (Wayne Arth) Merritt of Florida; step-daughter, Sherre (Vic) Maile of Batavia; brothers, Paul (Esther) Marone, Dominic Marone all of Batavia, John (Jane) Marone of Lancaster; sisters, Marie Starling and Geraldine Rowcliff both of Florida; granddaughter, Corinne Edelstein and grandson, Chris Boyd along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services 11:00 AM Saturday May 25, 2013 at the Father T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Connie's memory are suggested to the family to be distributed to various charities.

Please share your memories of Connie with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

Mike Pieri, 52 of Rochester, died of heart and diabetes complications on May 21, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 12, 1961 in Batavia, beloved son of Francis (Diane Mahoney) Pieri of Knoxville, TN. Despite his illness, since the age of four, Mike enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. He had a passion for nature, fishing, hunting, antiquing, art work, and history—especially the Civil War period and local Native American history. He cherished his Catholic faith, his family, his fraternity brothers, and his vocation. He graduated from Fredonia State University and Buffalo State University with a bachelors’ degree and masters’ degree respectively. Mr. Pieri was an educator having taught at the Batavia School for the Blind and within the Batavia Public School System – John Kennedy Elementary School – for approximately 20 years. His volunteer activities included service on the Board of Directors for the Holland Land Office and serving in the Paolo Busti Italian organization.

He was a devoted father to Chad Pieri of Rochester; beloved brother of Louis (Robin) of Columbus, OH; Charles (Linda) of Middlebury, IN; Joseph (Kathleen) Pieri of Syracuse, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday May 24, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will be at St. Vincent's Cemetery in Attica, NY.   

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

LeRoy - Douglas J. Marshall, age 58, of West Main Rd., died at home Friday morning (May 17, 2013) in the loving presence of his family.

     Doug was born September 22, 1954 in Rochester, NY, a son of Robert and Jane O’Connell Marshall.

     He will be remembered as a man who loved his family, his friends and the outdoors.

     In addition to his parents, Robert and Jane Marshall of Mohawk, NY, he is survived by his loving wife, Christina Kessler Marshall, children, Anthony (Meaghan) Marshall of Tuscon, AZ, Amy (Kevin) Simmons of Denver, CO and Alexander (Nichole) Kessler of LeRoy, his 7 grandchildren , a brother, Brian (Scottie) Marshall of Lake Placid, a sister, Sherry (Scott) Kendrick of Pittsburgh, PA, sisters in law, Karen Marshall of Lake Placid and Janet Wren of Mohawk.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Scott Marshall and Kirk Marshall.

     Family and friends may call on June 8 from 1 ~ 2 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Route 19 north), LeRoy, where funeral services will be held at 2 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642.

     Mr. Marshall and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Age 61, of Memphis, TN, died peacefully Thursday  May 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. She was born December 31, 1951 in Batavia, NY to Genevieve (Moscicki) Walker of Batavia and the late James Walker also preceded in death by granddaughter, Trinity Foster; brother, James Walker Jr. and nephew, Jason J. Gioia.

Janice was a devoted mother and grandmother and she will live on in our hearts and memories forever.

Surviving along with her mother, are her loving children, Karen Williams, Marcy (Jarred) Wenzler, Ashley Ramsey and Morgan (Katie) Ramsey III all of Memphis; brother, John (Wendy) Walker; sister, Pattie (Frank) Gioia all of Batavia; grandchildren, Nikki, Destany and Drake of Memphis; nephews, Frank (Angela) Gioia, Chad Gioia, John (Samantha) Walker and James Walker; niece, Amber Bates all of Batavia along with many dear friends.

Family and friends may visit from 5-6 PM on Monday May 20, 2013 at the Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens 3700 N. Germantown Road Bartlett, TN 38133 where a Celebration of Life will begin at 6:00 PM. Memorials in Janice's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

Locally please share your memories of Janice with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Age 61, of Batavia, NY died peacefully Saturday morning May 18, 2013 at Crossroads House. He was born January 6, 1952 in Batavia, NY to Audrey M. (Warner) Lee of Batavia and the late Thomas K. Lee, also preceded in death by a son, Richard L. Lee.

Larry was well known in the Harness Horse Racing community having owned, drove and trained horses for over 20 years. He has also worked for 23 years with Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, helping people, Larry also enjoyed cooking and gardening, especially tending to his bushes. 

Survivors include his beloved wife, Louise D. (Morgan) Lee of Batavia; son, Steven (Alissa) Lee of New Jersey and their son Lincoln A. Lee; daughter Michelle Lee of New Jersey; step-daughter, Roxanne (Philip) Munger of Oakfield and their children, Morgan and Nicholas; step-daughter, MaryEllen Mercer of Virginia; sister, Diane (late Ronald) Stepp; brothers, Greg (Elsie) Lee, Thomas K. (Cheryl) Lee all of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews. 

Family and friends are invited Tuesday May 21, 2013 from 4 – 8 PM to Celebrate the Life of Larry at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street or Hospice Family Care 550 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Please share your memories with Larry's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF LAWRENCE T. “LARRY” LEE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

Age 90, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday morning May 18, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 31, 1922 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Thomas R. & Frances (Larsen) Coleman also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Snyder and a brother, Donald R. Coleman.

Mrs. Snyder and her husband owned and trained Harness Race Horses for many years. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her loving children, Thomas C. (Carol) Brown of Dunkirk, Margaret A. "Peg" (late Robert) Wetzel and Susann (Bruce) Welka-Passe all of Batavia; 5 grandchildren, Lori (Bob) Brumsted, Warren (Mindy) Welka, Karen (Michael) Vallese, Dawn (Wayne) Donnelly and Robyn (Adam) Benner along with 9 great-grandchildren.

There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Olga's memory are suggested to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dunkirk, New York.

Please share your memories of Olga with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

Willard P. Henry, Jr., 72 of Batavia, died Saturday May 18, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born January 6, 1941 in Spencer, MA to the late Willard P. (Irene Fairbrother) Henry, Sr.. Mr. Henry was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batavia, a United States Navy Veteran and a Town of Batavia Volunteer Fireman for over 25 years. He was an avid Yankee fan and loved to hunt. Willard loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Scott Henry in 1985, sisters Margaret Gay and Bernice Davis.    

He is survived by his beloved wife Jean M. (Lindke) Henry of Batavia; daughters Constance (Mark) Post of Byron; Lori (Andrew) Henry-Draper of Batavia; grandchildren Johnathan, Amanda Post, Sean, Coltin Henry; brothers Russell Henry of Holden, MA; George (Becky) Henry of Tonawanda; sister Barbara Starr of Lockport along with several nieces and nephews.  

Calling hours will be held on Monday May 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 31 Washington Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 31 Washington Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. 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, New York 14020.

 

Churchville – Harold A. Bernhagen, age 65, of Chili Riga Center Road, passed away early Friday morning (May 17, 2013) at the Leo Center for Caring in Rochester.

     He was born October 25, 1947 in Uniontown, PA, a son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Kovalcik Bernhagen.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Ann Ratcliff Bernhagen, a sister, Maryella Bernhagen of Yardley, PA, two step-daughters, his aunts and uncles, Vincent and Fran Kovalcik of Rochester, Joseph and Phyllis Kovalcik of PA and Edward and Polly Welsh of PA, along with many cousins.      

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday, May 22 from 10 – 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter’s Site, 44 Lake St., LeRoy), where his funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM.  Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Yardley, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482.

     Mr. Bernhagen and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy, N.Y.

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