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cap2.jpgJuanita M. Capuano, 88, of Batavia passed away with her family by her side on Friday November 6, 2015 at the New York State Veterans Home.  She was born October 2, 1927 in Genesee Falls, NY to the late Claire and Thelma (Dake) Lathrop. She is predeceased by her loving husband of over 60 years Vincent “Cappy” Capuano who passed away in 2005 and her sisters Arlene Constantino and Betty Gant.
Juanita was a lifelong member at St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia.  She was quite the restaurateur, owning The Post House and Scotland Yard Restaurant with her husband and also working at Cristina's.  She worked for GTE Sylvania and Batavia Downs in Batavia as well.  She was an avid bingo and card player. Most importantly, she was known for always having a smile on her face especially when surrounded by her loving great-grandchildren, Matt and Leah.
She is survived by her daughter Carol (Lindsay) Frens of Elba, Brother Harry Lathrop of Rochester; special grandchildren, Michele (Keith) Price of Corfu, Heather Frens of Batavia, Jeremy (Kristin) Frens of Batavia, Pamela (Shannon) Fry of Batavia; great-grandchildren, Matt and Leah Price, Teegan Frens, Brody Fry; step great-grandchildren, Scott, Haleigh, Sam and Hannah Fry; a special nephew Frank (Ann) Capuano along with several other nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday November 12, 2015 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Ascension) 15 Sumner St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, PO Box 334 Elba, NY 14058.  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.

LeRoy ~ Louis Nicholas Cinquino, age 94, of LeRoy, died November 6, 2015.

     He was born in Batavia on March 3, 1921, son of the late Michael and Elsie Moretto Cinquino.

      He was employed as Shop Supervisor at DeLuxe Machine and Tool until he retired in 1986.

He was honored with many civic awards including: the Outstanding Italian American Award, Paulo Busti Cultural Foundation of Genesee County in 2015; the LeRoyan Award in 1984; and

Silver Beaver and the St. George Medal from the Boy Scouts.

      A veteran of WWII in the Pacific, he served as a leader at home with the American Legion,

Botts-Fiorito Post as commander, county commander and post historian.

      A tireless community volunteer, he was Genesee County Chairman of the Variety Club Telethon; President of Holy Family Home-School Association, GrandKnight and Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus and member of the Town and Village Planning Boards.

      A graduate of Batavia High and the former Batavia Metal Trades and Vocational School,  he was a member of St. Joseph’s Church (LeRoy) Holy Name Society, LeRoy Historical Society and Notre Dame High School Sports Boosters. 

     His family and Italian heritage were the center of his life. He never missed one of his children’s sporting events. An avid reader, gardener and cook, he has been featured in Organic Gardening. He spoke often of his visit to Vasto, Italy, his father’s ancestral home. He spent the final year of his life at LeRoy Village Green, where he was a light of good cheer to fellow residents and staff.

     Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rita Argana Cinquino; children, Michael (Michele) of Lancaster, NY, Anthony (Susan) of Rochester, Mary Elizabeth Cinquino of Jamaica Plain, MA

and Louis of Bethlehem, PA; grandchildren, Nicholas, Rebecca, Eve and Lucia Cinquino and Maya Rodale; brothers, Joseph of Batavia, and John(Annette) of Kenmore, sisters, Louise Misiti of Medina and Nicolette (Daniel) Lista of Hatfield, PA and 34 nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary Joy, Elizabeth Burke and Antoinette Razzano.

           Family and friends may call on Sunday from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19).  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Notre Dame High School for the Rita Argana and Louis N. Cinquino Scholarship Fund.

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

     Mr. Cinquino and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

train1.jpgKevin R. Peck, 57, of East Pembroke passed away Wednesday November 4, 2015 at his home.  He was born on February 23, 1958 in Batavia to the late Russell & Evelyn (Zimmerman) Peck. 
Kevin was a long time restaurant and food service manager. He loved camping and boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.  His biggest enjoyment came from his love of trains as he was a huge rail fan and often traveled the country to see different trains.
He is survived by his sister Cheryl (Thomas) Ronan of Batavia; nephew Thomas E. (Kimberly) Ronan Jr. of West Henrietta, niece Joelle C. (John) Lyman of Ft. Myers, FL; an aunt, several great nieces and nephews as well as cousins.
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately.  He will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities.  For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Batavia - Jonathan Brent Marvin, 39, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his home.

He was born November 25, 1975 in Warsaw, a son of Irv (Ginger) Emerson of Corfu and Nancy Marvin Emerson of Batavia.

He enjoyed fishing and helping his friends work on their cars. His greatest joys were spending time with his nieces and nephews and his animals.

Surviving along with his parents are his siblings, James (Natalie) Emerson of Oakfield, Leah (Wesley) Thigpen of Batavia and  Lisa (Nathan Durkee) Emerson of Stafford; nieces and nephews, Cameron and Lauren Emerson, Christopher, Trinity and Lonna Thigpen and Bennett Durkee; his step-brother, William Johnson, III of Corfu and his grandfather, Brent (Stephanie Sage) Marvin of Batavia.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Grace Cemetery, Castile. Memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021 or to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, New York 14228. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Stafford - Elizabeth M. Ruhland, 92, of Stafford, passed away Saturday, (October 31, 2015) at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Ruhland was born May 14, 1923 in Batavia, the daughter of the late George and Aida (Bohm) Roth.

Elizabeth was a traditional mother and enjoyed all things associated with that important role.  She loved to garden, can, cook, sew, knit, and do cross stitch.  She was also a Girl Scout troop leader.

She is the wife of the late Paul Ruhland who passed away on March 23, 2004.

Mrs. Ruhland is survived by her children, David (Anne Marie) Ruhland of German Town, TN, Marilyn (Hefni) Selim of Rochester, Tom (Betty) Ruhland of Stafford, and James (Leslie) Ruhland of Tiberon, CA.  13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Street, Bergen, where Elizabeth’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Office of the Aging, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

fisherman.jpgDAVID R. "SMITTY" SMITH

   Age 57, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Saturday October 31 at the home of his companion in Ogden, NY. He was born August 23, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN, son of Everett and Jean (Russell) Smith of Batavia.      

   Dave had spent the last year 30 years in Kansas where he ran his auto repair shop, Smitty's Automotive, until he moved back to be closer to his son and grandchildren. He had a love for the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and boating. He had a true love for his grandkids and was known for always "tinkering" with something while sipping on a Mt. Dew.

   Surviving along with his parents is his loving son, Michael (Kristina) Smith of Basom; sister, Deborah Robertson of Waco, TX; brother, Gordon (Cynthia Perez) Smith of Batavia; sister, Sharon (Craig) Belknap of Batavia; grandchildren, Arianna, Haley & Landon; his companion, Georgia Benson of Ogden along with several nieces and nephews.     

   The Smith family will be present from 11-12:00pm. Saturday November 7 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 12:00pm. Memorials in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association 20 Northpointe Drive Suite 130 Amherst, New York 14228.

Please share your words of comfort with David's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.




bop_headshot.jpegPATRICK J. "TYKE" CORONA, SR.

   Age 80, of Batavia, died peacefully under comfort care on Saturday October 31 at United Memorial Medical Center with his beloved wife at his side. He was born in Batavia on January 13, 1935, to the late Joseph and Lucy (DiSalvo) Corona, Sr., also preceded in death by a brother, Vincent Corona and sister, Joan (late Nathan) Mancuso.

   Mr. Corona was a United States Army Veteran, serving with the military police and Armored Cavalry. He was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish (formerly St. Anthony's), the American Legion and Life Member of the former St. Nicholas Club. Pat was a retired Captain with New York State Correctional Services, having worked in various facilities throughout the state until his retirement from the Albion Correctional Facility. He was a active member of the prison union, served as a VP and was well respected by his peers in the system. During the last 2 years he battled his illness with so much grace and dignity, never letting his struggle show, his wife, children and grandchildren supporting him every step, branding him, "Tyke Tough." Pat lead by example with his family, his country, his faith and his will to be remembered fondly by all who knew him. To his wife, he was by her side for 59 years, to his children, he was so proud of their accomplishments and to his grandchildren, any want, advice or love, simply "Ask Boppie." Tyke was known to his family as "dog whisperer" and loved many canine friends including Mickey, Minnie, Maddie and Maury.

   Surviving is his adoring wife, Norma Jean (Kogle) Corona of Batavia; his loving  children, Roxanne Corona-Redmond of Chili and her children, Kieran, Caitlyn (Anthony) Culotta and Kelley; Patrick J. (Barbara) Corona, Jr. of Batavia and their children, Christopher and Jonathan; Jody (James) Turcer of Alexander and their children, Courtney, Travis and Chelsea; brother, Joseph (Joan) Corona of Darien; sister, Florence (Nicholas) Pascucci of LeRoy; sister-in-law, Carol Corona-Wiley of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

   Pat's family invites all to celebrate his mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday November 4 at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) at 11:00am.. He will be entombed in the Father T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Volunteers for Animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter or to the Lopez Family "Go Fund Me" account at https://www.gofundme.com/qs583m4g  




american_flag.jpgTHOMAS M. SHERMAN

   Age 68, of Batavia, formerly of Buffalo, died Friday October 30, 2015 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia. He was born November 4, 1946 in Buffalo, a son of the late Roy and Lorraine (Mergler) Sherman.

   Tom was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years for the US Postal Service. 

   He is survived by his children, Justin and Jessica Sherman of Buffalo; sisters, Lorraine (Richard) Heine of Holland, NY, Roylene (Michael) Dombrowski of Buffalo and Mary (Paul) Orrange of N. Tonawanda along with many nieces and nephews.

   There is no prior visitation, Mr. Sherman will be laid to rest with full military honors in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

   Please share your memories of Tom with his family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


Batavia - Charlotte L. Greening, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015, All Saints Day, after a long illness.

The daughter of the late Frank A. Rathbun and Nelson and Kathryn Scholes Rathbun Spaulding was born in Nunda, NY January 4, 1932. She married Harold W. Greening on July 3, 1949 with whom she shared the love of travel and genealogy. He died January 7, 2007. She is also predeceased by her four year-old great-granddaughter, Coraline Victoria Iannello who died May 6, 2014.

Charlotte was a 1949 graduate of Attica High School and a 1993 retiree of the VA Medical Center, Batavia. She was employed by the Genesee County Historical Society on a part time basis after her retirement from the VA Medical Center. She was a member of the Elba First Presbyterian Church in Elba, NY; a member of the Elmwood Cemetery Association serving as secretary and later president; a 13 year member of the Anna Ingalsbe Lovell Chapter, NSDAR, Batavia, NY where she served as Recording Secretary for several years; and a member of the Collector’s Club.

She loved baking, especially during the Christmas Season when she would bake 200 dozen cookies and give them away to friends and family. She loved sewing and created dresses, suits and gowns for all occasions. She made quilts for her children and grandchildren, each one quilted by hand. She also enjoyed knitting hats, mittens, and scarves for her great-grandchildren and for the Mitten Tree at her church.

She loved life! Her passion was doing for others! There was never a task too big that she would not tackle. If you need help with anything or just wanted her to do it for you, all you had to do was ask.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Eldridge of Batavia; son, Nelson (Natalie) Greening of Batavia; four grandchildren, Corinne (Preston) Ptak of Burnsville, NC, Kathryn Iannello of Prescott Valley, AZ,  Nelson (Jennifer) Greening of Cincinnati, OH and Brian Greening of Batavia; eight great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Braeden, Nikolas, Kaeleah and Eleisha Ptak; Grace and Rae Elise Iannello and Joel Greening; a brother: Jerry (Phyllis) Spaulding of Clearwater, FL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her two dearest friends Donald and Barbara Lewis.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elba First Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba with Reverend Barbara Tipton officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, in Batavia

Memorials may be made to Elba First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 188, Elba, New York 14058 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, New York 14020.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.  

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

Batavia - Walter F. Chaya, 91, who formerly owned and operated the Batavia Paint & Wallpaper Store, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mr. Chaya was born February 10, 1924 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph and Sophia Adamczyk Chaya.

He was a member of Resurrection Parish and was a WWII veteran serving with the U.S. Army.

His wife, Alice Booth Chaya died December 12, 2014.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen M. Porter of Batavia; one sister, Gladys Balbick of Wyoming; two granddaughters, Katherine (Peter) Metzler of Batavia and Dr. Sarah Porter of Rochester, a great-granddaughter, Cora M. Metzler and several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late Raymond, Joseph, Edward, Kathryn Siwicki, Nellie Bridge and Josephine Chaya.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 3p.m. to 5 p.m. at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday,  9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, attn: Activities Fund, 10 Munson St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or Meals On Wheels, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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


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