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Batavia - Mildred Jane Henning, age 90, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Henning was born on Saturday, April 12, 1930 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Lewis Henning and Mildred Griswold Henning.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Lewis A. (Tammie) Henning of Batavia; three grandsons; Randal Henning, Matthew Henning and William Henning along with nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings; William Henning, Ronald Henning and Elsie Wazniack.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 56, Stafford, New York 14143.  To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

wfoster.jpg  Wayne D. Foster ~ Age 76, of Elba, died at home in the comfort of his two loving daughters on December 6, 2020, after his long and courageous battle with cancer. Wayne was born in St. Albans, VT on April 29, 1944, a son of the late Frederick and Kathleen (Paxman) Foster.

Wayne’s work on the family farm delayed his schooling until the age of seven, but he began his education in Montgomery, VT.  His family moved to New York in February 1956 where he first attended school in Caledonia and later graduated from LeRoy High School in 1964. He earned an Electrical Degree from DeVry Technical Institute in Illinois in 1966 and began working for the Space and Defense Center in Maryland until he was drafted by the U.S. Army in September 1966. Wayne battled beside his military brothers in the Armor Division in Vietnam where he proudly served his country from 1966-1968. Wayne received several military medals and decorations including the Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart. He was officially and honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1972. 

Wayne spent most of his life serving Genesee County, first working for the Sheriff’s Department and in 2002, retiring from the Genesee County Highway Department. He was a longstanding supporter of the DAV. He was also a longtime member of the Olive Branch Masonic Lodge No. 39 in LeRoy, NY where he and his lodge brothers proudly supported the community with fundraisers and programs. Wayne cherished their unity, brotherhood, and friendship. In October 2018, he was honored for his many years of service with the lodge. 

Wayne valued family and friends and found time spent with them to be his most precious treasure.  He cared about others, enjoyed giving to and helping people, and reveled in turning a stranger into a friend.  Wayne liked to be outside and found comfort in nature. He enjoyed camping and joyfully and eagerly anticipated every fishing and hunting season. He appreciated the peace provided by simplicity, found comfort in watching wildlife and sunrises, in drinking freshly melted snow streaming from a mountainside, in listening to the birds’ songs,  and in the calming sounds of soft, instrument music. He respected tradition and accomplished things the “old-fashioned” way, finding fulfillment in making something broken useful again and value in vintage items such as guns, clocks, classic cars, and in a variety of other antiques.  He liked to tinker in his garage, enjoyed logging for winter’s wood fires, eating pancake and maple syrup breakfasts, telling funny one-liners and jokes, playing card games, dancing, and sharing a drink and a laugh with visitors. 

Wayne is survived by his daughters, Rhonda (Cary) Pangrazio of Alabama, NY and Rachel Kilner of Portsmouth, VA; siblings, sister Janice (late Larry) Green of LeRoy, NY and brother, Bryan (Paula) Foster of Joliet IL; grandchildren, Cassandra Pangrazio, Chase Pangrazio, Elias Kilner, and Olivia Kilner as well as eight nephews, three nieces, beloved cousins and other extended family, great-nieces and nephews, lodge and military brothers, dear friends, and neighbors. He is predeceased by his sister, Bonnie (Larry) Riffel.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday December 13, 2020 from 2:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  A Private Service will be held for the family. Wayne will be laid to rest in the Western New York National Cemetery.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Lodge 39 12 Bank St. Le Roy, NY 14482. To leave a message of condolence 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.


Evelyn Printup Ramsey, age 80, of NC 226-North in Marion, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine, NC. 

Born in Genesee County, NY, she was the daughter of the late Llewellyn and Rose Chugg Printup. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son; Michael Dickinson and a brother; Duanne Printup. 

Evelyn was a graduate of the Elba Central School and a member of the Elba Baptist Church. She was proud of her Native American Heritage and took great pride in her contributions to Native American Charities. She spent many hours making dream catchers and medicine wheels. She enjoyed gardening, animals and her pet, Willow. 

Left to cherish her memories are her sons; Bob Dickinson of Bativia, NY and Mark Dickinson; her daughter, Rhonda Loss; her sisters; Dawn Printup of Brockport, NY and Jeanette Smith of Susquehanna, PA; her brother; Kenny Printup of Medina, NY; two special girls whom she considered her own; Christine and Pam; her significant other, Frank Erhardt and his sister, Gloria Gormly both of Spruce Pine, and several grandchildren. 

No services are planned at this time. 

Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Evelyn Ramsey’s name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Ramsey and is honored to be serving the Ramsey family. Mrs. Ramsey’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.


Mary Ann Kutter (nee Vohwinkel) passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at home in the presence of her husband and children after a brief illness with cancer. She was born on April 29, 1932 in Buffalo, New York to the late Henry and Margaret Vohwinkel and was a life-long resident of Western New York. Mary Ann graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Amherst, NY. She was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Richard L., was a loving mother to six children, Joan Miner (late Joseph), Theresa (Dean) Russell, Richard W. (Faith), Robert (Lisa), Michael and Timothy (Jennifer), was blessed with nine grandchildren, Daniel, Ashley, Evan, Sara, Megan, Mara, Eric, Noah, Dianna and five great grandchildren. 

Mary Ann was a bookkeeper at Kutter's Cheese Factory for many years and was a member of the Pembroke School Board in the early 70's. She was also a volunteer at Crossroads House Hospice program and St. Luke's City Mission for several years. 

One of the hobbies Mary Ann enjoyed was crocheting, making many afgans and doilies for family and friends in addition to making hats and scarfs for various non-profit organizations. She also enjoyed gardening and doing daily Wonder Word puzzles. She was an avid Buffalo Bills football fan dating back to the early 1960's, she liked liked watching and attending games along with watching University of Notre Dame football. Traveling was another favorite activity and she visited such places as Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, the Czech Republic and the Virgin Islands. As her children were growing up, she loved camping in many areas of the United States. Mary Ann had a beautiful singing voice and passed her love of music and theatre to her children. 

There are no prior calling hours. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church at the convenience of her family. She will be laid to rest at the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Crittenden, NY. Memorials can be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Crossroads House or Homecare & Hospice in Batavia, NY. Funeral arrangements by C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 

 

donaldasuozzi.jpgDonald A. “Magoo” Suozzi , 86, of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia where he was receiving short term rehabilitative care. He was born in Batavia in 1934 to Daniel and Jenny Teresi Suozzi. Don was fortunate to be raised by his father “Danny Boy” and his loving Uncle Joe Teresi after his Mother’s untimely death. His Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins meant the world to him throughout his life.

Early on Don “Magoo” was the co-owner and operator (along with his Uncle Joe) of the New Hamilton Hotel. The people he met there gave him a lot of colorful material for the stories he enjoyed telling his family and friends. After the closing of the hotel, Don began a career as a car salesman. He worked for Charlie Mancuso at both Cousins and Mancuso Motors in Batavia. To this day people still say “He sold me my first car!” 

In his retirement years Don could be seen at Daily Morning Mass at Ascension Parish, McDonald’s for coffee and at Southside Deli to get his lottery tickets. As of late, his best friend Sootie had become his chauffeur. 

Don was loved dearly by his wife Rosemarie (Natolie) and three daughters; Donna Suozzi, Jacqueline (Thomas Balestra) Suozzi and Janice Della Penna and her cherished daughters; Papa’s World -Danielle Jo and Gabrielle Rose Della Penna. Also surviving are Don’s brother-in- law and sister-in-law Robert and Carol Frongetta along with their two sons Michael and Mark Frongetta  and their families.

The three most important things to Don were Faith, Family and Friends. Please remember Don in prayer and memorable stories.

Services will be held privately and He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Notre Dame High School 73 Union Ave, Batavia, New York 14020 or Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St., Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

burshtynsky_martin-photo.jpgMartin Burshtynsky, 92, of Batavia, NY, formerly of Buffalo, Attica, Warsaw and Lockport, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

He is predeceased by his wife Alice (Lensky) Burshtynsky who died in 2004.

Martin is survived by his four children, Mark (Loma), Roberta “Bobbi/Bert” (Fran) Norton, Joy (Bill) Hume, and Linda (Larry) Bartlett. His grandchildren David (fiance’ Felicia Horton), Mark, Jr. (Jackie), Amanda Burshtynsky, Greg (Jill), Kristie Norton (fiance’ Christopher Paonessa), Lindsay (Jeff) Johnson, Brian (Danielle) Gardner, Larry (Ashley) Bartlett, and Burgundy (Mike) Maurer. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren.

Martin was a veteran having served proudly in the Korean War. Marty loved the people at Havenwood Apartments and the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia, staff and residents alike. He loved socializing and telling stories to his friends and family. Marty spent years camping all over WNY with family. He loved the outdoors. Marty was a member of several Veteran Posts, including Post #624 Joseph Hriczko in Buffalo, Post #2535 in Lockport, Glenn S. Loomis NY Post #332 in Batavia, Post #532-Warsaw, VFW Post #6239-Alexander and many other various Lions, Legions, and Eagles Clubs.

It was Marty’s dream to be laid to rest in the WNY National Cemetery in Pembroke. With the long awaited opening of the Cemetery, Marty’s dream will be fulfilled. Private services for Martin Burshtynsky will be held for his immediate family.

Donations can be made to NYS Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family 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.

 

 

Pavilion ~ Paul T. Walton, age 79, passed away early Saturday morning (December 5, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

     He was born July 14, 1941 in Warsaw, a son of the late Stanley and Jennie Walton.

     Paul will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, who loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and playing cards.

     He will be sadly missed by his sons, Michael (MaryEllen) Walton of MI and Richard (Rebecca) Walton of Geneseo; stepchildren, Frank (Paula) Miller III, Jon (Cheryle) Miller, Helen (Jeffrey) Cunningham, David (Deanne) Miller, Caroline (Joshua) McAda, Nanette (Michael) Chiulli, Michelle (Thomas) Sherman and Michael (Amy) Miller; siblings, Bill (Sue) Walton of Pavilion, Agnes Park of Pavilion, Joan (Gary) Kobus of Webster and Joyce Jacobus of LeRoy; sister-in-law, Chris Walton; grandchildren, Mikayla, Mitchell, Michael, Morgan, Elizabeth and Benjamin, along with several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     He was predeceased by his wife of 24 years, Alison Gordon Walton; brothers, David Walton and Jim Walton and his brothers-in-law, Jack Park and John Jacobus.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family, however a public Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date to be announced.

     Memorials are suggested to the Pavilion Fire Dept., P.O. Box 156, Pavilion, N.Y. 14525.

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

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

LeRoy ~ Samuel J. Maloni, age 81, formerly of West Main Street Road, passed away Friday afternoon (December 4, 2020) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     He was born January 27, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Nunzio and Stella Macugowski Maloni.

     Sam will be remembered as a very kind and caring man, who loved to cook and bake.  He was known for delicious pizzas out of the LB Grand in LeRoy.  Growing up, Sam was a member of St. Joseph's Church and worked from time to time at his aunt Jenny Malone's grocery store on Bacon Street.  He went on to work for the Pembroke Central School District as a special education teacher and retired with 33 years of dedicated service.  He enjoyed attending the various luncheons and gatheringss with his retired teacher friends over the years.  He was also an avid horseracing fan.

     He is survived by his brother-in-law, Ronald Piazza; sister-in-law, Cindy Maloni; special great-niece, Nicolena; special great-nephew, Nathan, along with many other loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis "Dolly" Piazza, brother, Joseph Maloni and nephews, Joseph Jr., John and Nicholas.

     Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     Memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home - Sunshine Fund or to an organization of the donor's choice.

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

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

tanner_robert_-_photo1.jpgRobert U. Tanner, 81 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (December 3, 2020) at the New York State Veterans Home.

He was born February 10, 1939 in Homer City, PA, a son of the late Harry Samuel Tanner and Mable Mae Moore Tanner. He is preceded in death by a brother Harry Tanner.

Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved attending sporting events for his children and grandchildren and was infamous for bringing candy bars to them. He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and loved watching the Pirates, Sabres and the Army/Navy games. Bob was a four year Veteran of the US Navy, serving as a Signalman on the USS Independence during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired from Batavia Metal Products where he worked for 35 years, often times holding down a second job to provide for his family. He will be remembered most for his affectionate term, “I love you two bush”.

Bob is the husband of Ethel Kelly Tanner whom he married on January 6, 1962. Surviving along with his wife are his children, Ginny Leanen (Ron Trumble) of LeRoy, Terry (Michael) Freeman of Oak Ridge, TN, Kimberly (Raymond) DiPasquale of Conesus, Kelly (Steven) Mountain of Batavia and Steven (Leslie) Tanner of Batavia. Grandchildren, Jennifer (Billy) Gannon of Brockport, Karl (Dawn) Leanen of LeRoy, Christopher (Lacey) Freeman of TN, Robert Freeman of TN, Aimee Freeman of FL, Andrew Freeman of TN, Ryan (Robin Quataert) DiPasquale of Kent, NY, Brandon DiPasquale of CA, Chelsea Mountain of Lancaster, Melissa Mountain, Tanner Mountain, Scott Tanner and Rhys Tanner, all of Batavia. Also surviving are six great grandchildren, sister Patricia Schmitt of AZ and sister in-law, Donna Tanner of AZ.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (Dec. 8th) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. A funeral service will be held privately for the family.

Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery.

The funeral home capacity will be limited to 33% and a face covering will be required.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New York State Veterans Home Activities Dept., 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family 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.

 

 

marklewisphillips.jpgMark Lewis Phillips, 71 of Varysburg, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born on September 21, 1949 in Dunkirk to the late William W. (Arlene Koske) Phillips. He is preceded in death by dearest brother William W. Phillips Jr.  

Mr. Phillips proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He worked for many years at the United States Post Office in Buffalo.

Beloved husband of Karen (Opoka) Phillips, devoted father of Heather (David Mazur) Phillips, Derek (Rose) Phillips, Mark Teddy (Nicki Pierce) Phillips, loving grandfather of Jake Phillips, Hayden, McKenna and Brooklyn.

He will be laid to rest at Western New York National Cemetery, Pembroke.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Varysburg Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 638, Varysburg, NY 14167. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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