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Batavia - Mrs. Josephine Pacer, 86, of Batavia, a retired inspector at Oliver's Candies, died Friday, (October 15, 2010) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mrs. Pacer was born August 18, 1924 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Louis and Rose Scammaca DeFino.

She was a member of Ascension Parish - St. Anthony's Church.

Survivors include three sons, Robert (Susan) Pacer of Stafford, Martin Pacer of Akron and Alan (Eileen) Pacer of Tennessee; grandchildren, Kevin Pacer of LeRoy, Kathleen Pacer of Cleveland, Martin (Danielle) Pacer of Corfu, Sarah Pacer of Clearwater, Florida, Andrew Pacer, Stacia Pacer and Vincent Pacer, all of Naples, Florida; great grandchildren, Annabel Rumenapp and Michael Pacer; a sister, Jennie Hawks of Batavia; two sisters-in-law, Alice (Frank) Anders of Medina and Rita (Homer) Warden of Akron and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Arthur F. Pacer died in 1997. She is the grandmother of the late Jason Pacer, sister of the late Salvatore "Spats" DeFino, Mary Klute, Anne LaFarnara, Millie Povorski and Betty Margarine and sister-in-law of the late Felicia Lotz and Donald Pacer.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main St. Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will at Ascension Parish - St. Anthony's Church, 122 Liberty St. on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery Memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

James V. Arena Jr., 59 of Batavia, NY. Died October 14, 2010 at his home. He had been in failing health for the last 2 years. Born August 6, 1951 in Batavia, NY. Son of the late James V. Arena Sr. (June 17, 1986) and the late Martha (Valery) Arena (Feb. 1, 2010). 

James worked for Conrail until he became disabled. He was best known for his role as lead guitarist in the rock band The Squires playing for the Lions Club, Buffalo Autorama shows, Batavia High School Plays and disabled children programs. He would teach exceptional children instruments which resulted in comments to the letters to the Editor in a time when long hair was in style “We do well to remind ourselves from time to time man looketh upon the outward appearance but God looketh upon the heart.” James had an exceptional gift of working with the disabled and will be sadly missed by little Eric. 

James had a heart of gold and will be deeply missed by his loving family. Brother Jerry Arena of Batavia; sisters Nancy Arena of Batavia; Mary (William) Davis III of Batavia; Dr. Linda Arena of Ohio. He leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews, Tina (Dwayne) Fonda Sr., Roger (Amy) Fagan, Evelyn Davis, Dwayne Fonda Jr., Taler Fonda, Tieryn Fonda, Tate Fonda, Travis Fagan Amy Lee Fagan and Tyler Arena Fagan. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday October 19, 2010 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee County ARC at 64 Walnut 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 the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

 

   Mary A. Sputore, 84 of Batavia, NY. Died October 15, 2010 at the New York State Veterans Home. Born September 28, 1926 in Batavia, New York, daughter of the late Ralph (Jennie Bonarigo) Soccio. Mrs. Sputore worked for many years at GTE Sylvania. She was a member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church. Mrs. Sputore was a past member of the Catholic Daughters and the Altar & Rosary Society. She was an avid bingo and card player. She is preceded in death by her husband John Sputore (1982) and brother Rocco Soccio. 
 
She is survived by son Paul (Mary) Sputore of Batavia; daughter Donna (Jeff) Gillard of Batavia; brothers Joseph (Shirley) Soccio of FL; James Soccio of Batavia; grandchildren Christopher (Carrie) Sputore, Geoffrey (Keri) Roche, Michael (Julie) Sputore, Melissa (Ryan) Biegasiewicz, 3 great-grandchildren survive along with several nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 5 PM on Sunday October 17, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Monday October 18, 2010 at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will take place at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia. 
 
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. 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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
  
 

CORBELLI, JOHN R.0001.jpgJohn R. Corbelli, 85, of Williamsville and Batavia, died Thursday (Oct. 14, 2010) at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga.

He was born in Minersville, PA a son of Italian imigrants Carlo and Domenica Tecca Corbelli.

Mr. Corbelli was a veteran of WW II during the Battle of the Buldge under General George Patton.   He achieved the rank of sergeant and was the recipient of a Bronze Star for heroism.   Prior to his retirement he was a corrections officer at Attica Prison and Wendy Correctional Facility in Alden.

Surviving is his wife of over 55 years, Antoinette Wandryk Corbelli.  Two sons and a daughter in law, Richard and John (Jane) Corbelli.  Three grand daughters, Mary, Jennifer and Annie.  Sisters, Elizabeth and Antoinette and the late Mary Jo.   Brothers: Bernard, Sandy, Peter, Louis, Octoavian, Leo and Victor Corbelli.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. where prayers will be Monday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph site).  Full military honors will follow at the church.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd.  Cheektowaga, NY  14427-1480 or American Heart Assoc.,  P.O. Box 3094, Syracuse, New York.  13220-3049

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

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Batavia - Ronald P. Dixon, 54, of Batavia, a truck driver at Lynn H. Scott Inc. of Blossvale, NY, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Dixon was born May 22, 1956 in Batavia, the son of Virginia (Jeffers) Dixon Ackers and the late Willis Dixon.

He served with the Marine Corps from 1974 to 1976. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler, camper, and NASCAR fan who followed Jeff Burton. He was also a member of the Genesee County Fish and Game Protective Association at Godfrey's Pond.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife, Linda (Hirsch) Dixon, whom he married December, 12, 1978; a son, Ronald (Desiree') Dixon Jr. of Batavia; a daughter, Danielle Dixon Ryan of Batavia, 2 brothers, William (Terry) Dixon of NC and Dennis (Holly) Dixon of Painted Post, a sister, Peggy (Jon) Landin of Corfu; 5 grandchildren Hailey Dixon of Batavia, Sarai-Lyn Dixon of Batavia, Kolyan Ohlson of Batavia, Arianna Ohlson of Batavia and Blake Carpenter of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will follow at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

   Age 72, of Batavia, died Monday October 11, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was born November 7, 1937 in Batavia daughter of the late Lewis & Margaret (Say) Markle. Mrs. Davis lived in San Jose, CA with her youngest daughter Dawn for 20 years. She moved back to the Batavia area 5 years ago after retiring, to be closer to her other children and grandchildren to whom she was very devoted to. When not with her family, you would most likely find her working in her yard and in her many flower gardens.

   Surviving are her loving children Sandra (Kennedy) "Skip" Wilson of East Bethany, Brenda (Rick) Rehac of Alden, William (Maureen) Davis of Batavia and Dawn Davis of San Jose, CA. Brothers & sisters Ray Markle of Albion, Dick (Nancy) Markle of NC, Lee (Terri Haines) Markle of Albion, Reed (Joy) Markle of Albion, Sue (Ron) Woodworth of Albion, Eleanor (Bob Saltzman) Kerstetter of TX and Helen (Bill) Shetler of Albion. She is also survived by her 3 grandchildren Justin Davis of Batavia, Molly & Daniel Rehac both of Alden along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and her very special friend Margie Rodak.

   The family will be present from 3-7 PM Thursday October 14, 2010 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 immediatley follow. Memorials in her memory can be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020 or a charity of the donor's choice. Interment will be in West Barre Cemetery.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

 

   Age 82, of Oakfield, devoted mother and grandmother died peacefully Thursday afternoon October 7, 2010 at her home. Born May 26, 1928 in Batavia daughter of the late Paul & Anna (Stanek) Starowitz Sr. She was also preceded in death by her husband Richard T. Pcionek Sr. in 1989 and brothers Chester (late Regina) Starowitz, Henry (late Adeline) Starowitz, Rudolph (late Irene) Starowitz, Edmund Starowicz, Aloysius (late Eleanor) Starowitz and the late Stephen Starowitz. She was a lifetime member of Ascension Parish (former Sacred Heart) and its Altar & Rosary Society. She was a secretary at Elba Central Schoool for nine years, bookkeeper for her husband's paving business which is now run by her sons and worked for the Genesee County Board of Elections. She had a fondness for politics and served as Vice Chairperson of the Democratic Party in the 60's. She was an avid gardener, loved to travel and had a passion for photography.

   Surviving is her loving children Richard T. (Bernadette) Pcionek Jr. & James (Joyce) Pcionek both of Elba and Joanne Pcionek of Oakfield; brothers Leo (Delores) Starowitz of Elba; Paul (Lottie) Starowicz of Batavia; sisters-in-law Mary Starowicz of Batavia and Jennie Starowitz of Bergen; two granddaughters Jessica & Jamie Pcionek of Elba along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

   The family will be present from 4-8 PM Sunday Oct. 10, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:00 AM Monday Oct. 11, 2010 followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site) celebrated by Father Robert Orlowski. Memorials in her memory can be made in the form of Mass cards, HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery Batavia.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Batavia - Matthew Lieberman, 23, of Batavia died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo following a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

 
Matthew was born July 22, 1987 in Buffalo, a son of Linda Lee Terrell Lieberman of Batavia and the late Howard Lieberman.

Fighting his cancer for the entirety of his senior year, Matthew graduated on time with a Pre-Medical Bachelor
s of Science focusing on Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. Despite his battle, Matthew remained a committed leader on campus as president of the Sports Medicine Student Association.
 
Matthew’s love for sports extended outside the classroom.  He was a longstanding fan of the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees, and would watch football and baseball games as often as he could.  His knowledge of and skill in technology and computer science proved his talent knew no bounds. Nor did his heart: he loved dogs, cared for his family and was dedicated to his beloved fiancée, Jenelle Remington.

Surviving along with his mother are his siblings, Joshua Lieberman of New York City and Alicia Lieberman of Batavia; his fiancée, Jenelle Remington of Penfield; several aunts and uncles including, Teri and David Tanenhaus of Binghamton, NY and Marcia Lieberman of Lexington, MA and several cousins and friends.

Friends may call on Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, Harvester Avenue, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 267, Batavia, NY 14021 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA. 01202. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Mavis E. Patterson, 89, of Batavia, a nutritionist at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Batavia for 20 years, died October 5, 2010at the Batavia Nursing Home.

Mrs. Patterson was born April 22, 1921 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Harold and Blanche Raab Griswold.
 
She worked as a nurse at the former St. Jerome Hospital prior to working at Cornell Cooperative and following her time at Cornell Cooperative, she worked as a secretary at Orleans Community Action in Batavia.
 
She was a member of the Zonta Club, American Legion Post No. 332. She enjoyed reading, loved to play bingo and was a fan of the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.
 
Her husband, Reubon O. Patterson, died January 8, 1988.
 
Survivors include one son, Keith O. Patterson; a foster son, John (Judy) Ladd of Batavia; a brother, Gary (Beverly) Griswold of Syracuse; grandchildren, Melissa Metcalf of Batavia, Kelly Patterson, Kurtis (Angela) Patterson, Aaron Patterson and  Brett Patterson, both currently serving with the United States Navy and John Ladd, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jenna Kent, Megan Ladd, Kadin Patterson, Allison Patterson and Makayla Davis; her dear friend, Ann Squires of Jacksonville, Florida and  nieces and nephews.
 
She is the mother of the late Lucinda Patterson Metcalf.
 
There are no prior calling hours. Her services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 420 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in West Bethany Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

hopfer.jpgRonald C. Hopfer, 80 of Batavia, NY died October 4, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. Born April 23, 1930 in Bronx, NY. He worked for over 20 years for the City of Rochester School District where he was the director of purchasing before retiring. After retiring he enjoyed spending his winters at Ft. McAllister in Savannah, Georgia as a park ranger and camp host. Mr. Hopfer was a member of the Lone Wolf Car Club with his famed 1977 Matador, an avid drum corps enthusiast being involved for many years with St. Joseph’s Drum Corps. He was also a Marine Corps Veteran, obtaining the rank of Staff Sgt. Serving from 1950 to 1954 and a member of the VFW Post in Batavia. 
 
Survivors include his wife of 58 years Sylvia (Burdsal) Hopfer of Batavia, a son Russell (Sandy) Hopfer of Pavilion, 2 daughters Vicky (Dean) Devie of Long Island, and Cindy (Edward) Carroll of Rochester, NY. 6 grandchildren Thomas and Meghan Carroll, Adam (Mary) Capizzano, Steffani (Justin) Murry and Katie and Kyle Hopfer. 
 
Friends are invited to call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday October 11, 2010, at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday October 12, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329- 333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY at 11:00 AM. 
 
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Camp Good Days & Special Time 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., PO Box 665, Mendon, NY 14506.  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 W. Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.
 

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