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CORFU — Viola J. Reak, 85, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (May 23, 2018) at the Le Roy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born August 27, 1932 in East Pembroke, a daughter of the late Melvin and Myra York Snell.

Viola (Mom) will be remembered as an amazing and caring woman who touched so many lives. Someone said anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with her is a better person for it. Viola was always Mom to many of us. When you needed a friend she was always there. She enjoyed going to the casino and when she could she went on cruises.

 Her family would like to thank Viola’s nurses, aides and her niece (Sue Difilippo) at the Le Roy Village Green Nursing Home for their compassionate care and friendship.

She is survived by her children, Dawn (Kent) Silvernail, of Corfu; Brian (Anita) Reak, of Milton VT; Dale (Mary) Reak, of Eagan MN; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grand children, her sister-in-law, Lucy Snell, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Marvin C. Reak, and all her brothers and sister.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, May 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu NY. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Corfu.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

Batavia - William R. McCullough, 86, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, (May 22, 2018) at New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia.

Mr. McCullough was born March 19, 1932 in Batavia, NY, the son of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Thomas) McCullough.

William served his country honorably with the Army and was a shop manager at Batavia Farm Equipment/Monroe Tractor in Batavia for many years.  Agriculture was his life and he was known for his extensive knowledge of farm equipment.  He greatly enjoyed being outdoors and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.   

He was the husband of the late Dolores (Beechler) McCullough who died August 24, 1979.

Surviving are his children, Mark McCullough of Marion, Jane (David) Geissler of Elba, and Paul (Kimberly) McCullough of East Pembroke; grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Geissler of Elba and Molly (fiancé Andrew Rotando) Geissler of Rochester, Bryce McCullough of Irondequoit and Katie McCullough of Rochester; sister, Joyce (late Herbert) Diegelman of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no visitation.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Mr. McCullough will be laid to rest beside his wife in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activities Fund at the New York State Veteran’s Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020.   

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.

Everel Herbert Mastin, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 while recovering from heart surgery. Everel was born in Binghamton, NY on January 4, 1944 as the fourth of five children. Everel presently lived in Dillsburg, PA and previously resided in San Antonio, TX; Rutherford, NJ; Browns Mills, NJ; Westleton, England; Batavia, NY; and Binghamton, NY. Everel spent his young years in Binghamton. At 14, he moved to the dairy farm of his cousin, Ray Miller, in Batavia, NY and became a member of their family, gaining two more sisters and three more brothers. Everel attended Corfu High School until 1962 where he was an FFA member. He attended the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute from 1962-1963 in Chazy, NY. He attended SUNY Canton in Canton, NY from 1963-1965 and was a member of Zeta Alpha Phi, graduating with a degree in agriculture and then furthered his education by studying aeronautical engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview, TX from 1965-1967. Following college, Everel entered the Air Force and was stationed at Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base in England, serving as a mechanic on the F4 aircraft.
 
Everel is survived by his wife, Deborah Bringhurst Mastin; former spouse Brenda Mastin and their three children: Lawrence (Cari) Mastin of San Antonio, TX, Tanya (Mark) Crosbie of Dublin, Ireland and Daniel (Laura) Mastin of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his three siblings: Chalmer (Alice) Mastin of Kalamazoo, MI; Marold (Curtis) Murray of Binghamton, NY and Ray (Penny) Mastin of Binghamton, NY; his cousins: David (Anne) Miller, Dorothy Acomb, Lucille (Dave) MacKenzie, Charles (Laurie) Miller, and James (Elisabeth) Miller; his numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Everel is pre-deceased by his brother Richard E. Mastin and his parents Harold and Mabel Mastin and his second parents: Ray and Harriet Miller. Everel will be remembered for his acceptance of and willingness to help others and his love of travel. Prior to his recent heart surgery, many members of Everel’s family gathered at his home to celebrate his life and share their love with him. 
 
Funeral services are provided by C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. The viewing will be held on Friday, May 25 from 3:00 to 7:00pm at the North Darien Bible Church, 9762 Simonds Road, Corfu, NY. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 am at the North Darien Bible Church and will be followed by burial at Maple Hill Cemetery. Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at the North Darien Bible Church.
Donations may be made in memory of Everel H. Mastin to JDRF.ORG (Juvenile diabetes).

stiles.jpgLOWRY C. STILES ~ Batavia 

Age 70, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday May 20, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born December 23, 1947 in Homer City, PA a son of the late Daniel and Dolly (King) Stiles also preceded in death by siblings, William, Frank (Lucille) Stiles, Patricia Neth and In-laws, Elaine (Carl) Brinkman.                                                                                       

Mr. Stiles was an electrician for the US Gypsum plant in Oakfield for over 30 years and a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's). He enjoyed bowling, fishing, trips to Black Lake, a Matt Kenseth NASCAR fan, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. Larry was a huge Elvis fan, he will be missed by his four legged companions, Dot & Noah with his greatest joy being his children and grandchildren. 

Surviving is his beloved wife of 49 years, Donna (Balduf) Stiles of Batavia; loving children, Amy (Sean Roberts) Stiles of Batavia, Stacey (Kris) Crossett of Maryland, Charles L. (Erin) Stiles of Batavia, Betsy (Tim) Abdella of Washington, DC; cherished grandchildren, Chelsea (James Shute) Stiles, Gavin & Noah Stiles, Cameron Crossett, Gabriella & Lauren Abdella; great-granddaughter, Amelia Presley; father-in-law, Loren (late Dorothy) Balduf of Stafford; siblings, Dale (Beverly) Stiles of Batavia, Jim Stiles of Pavilion, Ione Johnson of Batavia, Sylvia (James) Marble of Nunda, Donna (Ron) Johnson of Batavia, Lori (Greg) Baldwin of Holley; sister-in-law, Nancy Stiles of Batavia; brothers-in-law, Tom Neth of Batavia and David (Patricia) Balduf of SC along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Larry's family will be present from 5-8pm on Thursday May 24, 2018 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30am Friday May 25 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). He will be laid to rest in St. Joachim & Anne Cemetery in Attica and memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. 

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

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

 

Batavia -R. L. Gray, age 77, of Batavia, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Gray was born February 1, 1941 in Batavia, a son of the late Leo W. and H. Gertrude (Elmore) Gray.

Survivors include a sister, Nancy E. of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Gary (Diane) of Hudson Falls and Robert (Sharon) of Stafford; four nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late Patricia Gray.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Please consider memorials to Batavia Minor League, 7565 Connelly Road, Bergen, New York 14416.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

Warsaw ~ Mary Lee Merrill, age 87, of Short Street, passed away on Sunday (May 20, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born August 17, 1930 in Varysburg, a daughter of the late Raymond and Bernice Neyerlin Donnelly.

     Mary Lee was a loving wife and mother, who was devoted to her family.  She was a telephone operator for Rochester Telephone Company and eventually completed her working career as a secretary for Warsaw TV-Cable.

     She is survived by her daughter, Linda L. Merrill of Warsaw; her son, Robert (Karen) Merrill of Richfield, OH; her brother, John Donnelly of Varysburg; her sisters-in-law, Elsa Donnelly of Varysburg, Barbara Ewell of FL, Lori Merrill (Charlotte Hamon) of Warsaw and Patricia Merrill of LeRoy, along with many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald L. Merrill in 2016, her brother, James Donnelly, sister-in-law, Beverly Donnelly and brothers-in-law, Vincent Ewell, David Merrill, Roger Merrill, Norman Merrill, James (Diana) Merrill and Donald Merrill.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday, May 23 from 3 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19 north), LeRoy, where services will be held at 7 PM.  Interment in the Warsaw Cemetery will be private.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

      Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Merrill’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

hendershott_pic.jpgROGER K. HENDERSHOTT ~ Batavia 

Age 81, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday morning May 14, 2018 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was born December 21, 1936 in Batavia, NY a son of the late Louis W. and Lisa Hendershott also preceded in death by siblings, Doug, Laverne, Donald Hendershott and Betty Brumber.                                                          

Mr. Hendershott was a machinist for many years at the former Trojan Industries, and an avid hunter, fisher and enjoyed reading. 

Surviving is his beloved wife of 54 years, Carol (Berdy) Hendershott of Batavia; loving sons, John Hendershott of Batavia, Philip (Alice) Hendershott of Medina; cherished grandchildren, Daniel and Zachary; sisters-in-law, Annie and Pat Hendershott along with many nieces and nephews. 

Roger's family will be present from 4-6pm on Saturday May 19, 2018 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 begin at 6pm. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association 20 Northpointe Drive Suite 130 Amherst, NY 14228 or the Alzheimer's Association 280 Wherle Drive Suite 6 Williamsville, NY 14221. 

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

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

 

 

clouds.jpg Theresa J. Suozzi, 83, of Medina passed away peacefully on Thursday May 17, 2018 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Batavia on February 4, 1935 to the late Andrew and Josephine (Zito) Riso. In addition to her parents, Theresa is predeceased by her grandson; Sean Stevens; sisters Rose Battaglia, Josephine Battaglia, Frances Gravanda and Pauline Gullo; brothers Andrew, Harry and Nicholas Riso.

She is survived by her loving husband; Patrick Suozzi of Medina; son Terry (Alberta) Suozzi of Medina; sister Mary Davidson of Clarence along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. All are invited to attend a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Special Olympics https://www.specialolympics.org/or the Orleans County Department of Mental Health 14014 Route 31 West Albion, NY, 14411. 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 York14020.

burns_helen_-_photo.jpgHelen J. Burns, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (May 16, 2018) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born November 4, 1928 in Batavia, NY, the youngest child of John and Julia (Krawiec) Niedzialek.

She was a simple, quiet person from humble beginnings to her humble end. She was known for her loving kindness and generosity for family, extended family, friends and neighbors. Her great joys were taking care of anyone she considered family, always opening her door to visitors, her kitchen to feed and her pocketbook for anyone in need. She never asked why you need something, instead only asking what you need.

Helen was a lifelong resident of Batavia and retired from P.W. Minor. She was a member of Resurrection Parish and enjoyed working outside, feeding birds, cats and other animals around her home. Helen loved her poodles. Most of all, she enjoyed time with her family and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul J. Burns, and celebrated 67 years of marriage before his passing on August 4, 2016. She is also predeceased by her siblings, Della Platt, Edward Niedzialek, Walter Niedzialek, Joseph Niedzialek and Stanley Niedzialek.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra J. Niedzialek – Burns of Dansville, NY. Son, Paul J. (Cheryl) Burns Jr. of Tucson, AZ. Grandchildren, Kristen (Joseph) Balonek of Rochester, Jaime (Carl) Catlin of Chittenago, NY, Benjamin Seekins of Batavia and Eleanor Kidder of Tucson, AZ. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share in her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (May 19th),   9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in the form of Mass Offerings to Resurrection Parish, 18, Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020 or Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of condolence 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.

 

 

Batavia - Betty J. Showler, 83, of Batavia, an employee at Angelica Textile Services, in Batavia, prior to her retirement, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Batavia Health Care Center.

Mrs. Showler was born August 15, 1934 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Albert H. and Lila Fern (Johnson) Showler.

She loved to garden and enjoyed the flowers that she grew.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra L. (William) Chupp of Batavia; her grandson, Michael Chupp of Batavia and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the sister of the late Ronald Robert Showler and Theodore Marvin Showler.  

Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia.  Graveside services will be at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, 12 Maple Ave., in Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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