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East Pembroke - Mark A. Newton, 57, of East Pembroke died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Mark was born on March 28, 1955 in Batavia, a son of Margaret (Bartlett) Newton and the late Norman Newton. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Newton.

Mr. Newton was Vice President of Ron & Newt's in East Pembroke, where he worked since his early teenage years. Mark took pride in his mechanical work and was known to have had great relationships with his customers. Throughout the early-mid 1980’s Mark and his brother Bob built and operated Genesee Speedway in Batavia (currently Raceway 5). Mark was well known for driving his orange #55- double nickel-orange blossom special. He had a successful racing career driving asphalt modifieds at Lancaster and Spencer Speedways. He also raced in special events at race tracks in Holland, Martinsville, Va., Poconos, Pa., Stafford Springs and Thompson Speedways in Ct. from 1972 into the mid-80s. He loved his family and enjoyed restoring old cars, especially corvettes and was a diehard Dale Earnhardt fan.

Mark is survived by his mother, Margaret "Peg" Newton of East Pembroke; his devoted wife of 32 years, Marjorie (Esten) Newton; daughters Michelle (David) Purcell of Hamlin, Amanda Kopper of Batavia, and Kristen (Jeffrey) Maxwell of Batavia; grandchildren Macy Purcell (8), Anthony Kopper (5), Aiden Kopper (4), Michael Barry (2), and Josiah Wright (1); brothers, Larry (Brooke) Newton of Longwood, Fla., Don (Elaine) Newton of Batavia, and Wayne (Robin) Newton of Auburndale, Fla., mother-in-law Harriet (late Roger) Esten of Oakfield; brother-in-law Ralph (late Laurie) Esten of Oakfield, Doug Esten of Oakfield, and Roger (Lisa) Esten of Elba; sister-in-law Carol Esten of Oakfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11 a.m at the Cornerstone Church 2583 Main Road, East Pembroke, with burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Angling Road, East Pembroke.

Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Newton family.

 

Batavia - Lyle Richard Allen, 76, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years, Kathleen (Geise) Allen, his daughters Michele (Wayne) Gilbert, Kristen (Daniel) Frey, and his son, Jeffrey (Darla) Allen.  He was also the proud grandfather of Sara Gilbert, Eric Gilbert, Michael Allen, Kaitlyn Allen, and Zachary Frey.  His brother George “Bud” (Nita) Allen also mourns his passing. 

Lyle was predeceased by his parents Harold W. and Grace E. (Bridge) Allen as well as his step-fathers Howard Schuler and Kenneth Monfort and a brother William “June” Allen.

After serving honorably in the US Navy, Lyle worked most of his life as a salesman and upon retirement spent 13 years as one of the first greeters at the Batavia WalMart.  He was known by many for the smile and friendly welcome when they entered the store.  Lyle was a member of the Oakfield Community Bible Church and was proud to have helped establish a weekly church service with Pastor Bill Smith of OCBC at the Manor House in Batavia where he and Kathy resided until his passing.

Friends may call from 1 pm until 5 pm Sunday, August 12th at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave. Oakfield.  Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, August 13th at 11am.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakfield Community Bible Church, 80 North Main St., Oakfield, NY 14125.  Burial at the St Cecelia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

     Age 47, of Batavia, died suddenly Thursday afternoon August 2, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1965 in Burbank, CA, a son of Thomas (Phyllis) Seager of Batavia and Sandra (Lionel) Grudin of MA.

     James was a fantastic chef and worked at many area restaurants. He had a love for animals, especially dogs and was always there to lend a helping hand.

     Surviving along with his parents is a brother Robert Seager of Darien, his nephew Sean Henry Seager, his companion with whom he resided Laurie Comer of Batavia and many friends.

     There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be at a time and place to be announced. Memorials in James memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals of Genesee County and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Batavia - Mr. Richard A. Tiede, 61, of Batavia, the Senior Public Safety Officer at Genesee Community College, died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center.

 
Mr. Tiede was born February 27, 1951 in Batavia, New York, the son of Arnold and Betty  (Sprague) Tiede of Batavia.
 
Along with his parents he is survived by his wife, Brenda (Amatrano) Tiede, whom he married August 3, 1973; one son, Richard Brendan (Meghan) Tiede of Batavia; two granddaughters, Hannah and Julieanna Tiede, both of Batavia; his mother-in-law, Mary Amatrano of Batavia and a special friend, Douglas Brooks of Webster, New York. 
 
He was also very proud to call the entire Public Safety Department of GCC his second family.
 
Dick was very active in the many law enforcement associations in the area and a member of the first graduation class of the Rural Police Training Academy.  
 
Private services will be held.   Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St. or the Visiting Nurses Association, 61 Swan St., both  Batavia, NY  14020.  Arrangements handled by the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.  To light a candle, share a story or send the Tiede family a condolence please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Emma J. Scarborough, 87 of Batavia, died August 2, 2012 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born January 21, 1925 in Newstead, New York to the late David (Margaret Klehm) Peterson. Mrs. Scarborough was a retired hairdresser who worked at Mar-C Beauty Shop in Akron. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Group and a member of the former First Wesleyan Church. She is preceded in death by husband Herman J. Scarborough, sons Richard and Paul Mirrione, brothers Louis and Richard Peterson, sisters Marion Butler and Ruth Peters.

She is survived by her children Mary Ann Halecki of Akron, Margaret (Daniel) Odell of Akron, David (Teresa) Mirrione of Batavia, and Vincent (Deborah) Mirrione of Batavia.  One sister Christine (Charles) Kern of Florida, 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 2  to 6 PM on Sunday August 5, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 6PM Sunday August 5, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu, NY.     

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Robert E. Gillmor, 94 of LeRoy, died July 31, 2012 at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur, NY. He was born July 16, 1918 in Clarkson, NY to the late Henry H. (Helen Rudman) Gillmor. Mr. Gillmor was retired from Eastman Kodak in Rochester where he was a Supervisor and Chemical Engineer. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy, a volunteer at the VA Medical Center, did taxes for the AARP as a volunteer and was a voluntary EMT for the LeRoy Ambulance Corp.  At age 52 he started skiing, learned to windsurf at 70 and saved snowboarding until he was 72.  We will remember his laugh, his faith in God, his constant insights into world affairs, science, and philosophy, his generous nature, and his gentle approach. He was loved by all he touched. He is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn B. Gillmor in 2011.

He is survived by his children Sharon (Kenneth) Wall of LeRoy, Rodney Stuart of New York City, Lynn Steinberg of Illinois, Greg (Linda) Gillmor of Pavilion, Ann (Daniel) Thomas of Corfu and Jeffrey (Ellen) Gillmor of Rochester. One sister Eleanor Amos of Ohio, 11 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren survive along with one nephew and one niece.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place at the First Presbyterian Church 7 Clay St. LeRoy, NY 14482 on Saturday August 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. 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, NY 14020.

Batavia - James D. Riley Sr., 89, formerly of Corfu. passed away Monday (July 30, 2012) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

Mr. Riley was born April 10, 1923, in Buffalo, a son of the late Tom and Louise Riley. Jim was a veteran who served in the Army Air Force. He worked and retired from Bell Telephone/ AT&T. Jim married Katherine Kulichik on April 17, 1948. He was a member of the VFW Post in Akron and a former member of the Corfu Fire Department. Jim was an avid bowler, Euchre player and horseshoe player but he most especially enjoyed being with his family and friends. Jim is predeceased by his brother Ronald Riley.

Jim is survived by his wife Katherine Riley; daughters, Karen Palloni, Susan Riley and Phyllis Riley; sons, James (Sally) Riley, Michael Riley and Brain Riley; grandchildren, Greg (Jen) Palloni, Melinda Robinson, Brain Palloni, Steven (Gina) Robinson and Michael Palloni; great grandchildren, Erin Robinson, Aidan Palloni, Ashlyn Robinson and Roman Palloni;  brother of Dorothy Day, Muriel (late Joe) Bellanti, MaryAnn (Late Don) Thomas and Tom (Mill) Riley; brother-in-law of Helen (late Joseph) Thomas, Nancy (Frank) Swaciak and Alex (Norma) Kulichik. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friend may call Thursday 4-8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Friday from the mortuary at 11:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu Fire Department 116 East Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or to the VFW Post in Akron, NY. Arrangements by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. Corfu, NY.

Age 88, of Bethany Center, died Monday morning July 30, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born October 19, 1923 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Lewis & Marion (Ward) Root, also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Donald C. Ford, grandson John H. Ford II, along with two brothers Lawrence and Gerald Root.

Mrs. Ford was a member of the Bethany Center Baptist Church, she worked at Sylvania, Sierra Research, owned & operated Ford's Red & White with her late husband at the family homestead for many years. Audrey had a passion for gardening and was well known for her amazing flower gardens, she enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking and sewing. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her loving sons Donald L. (Peggy) Ford of CO, Daniel L. (Shirley) Ford of Alexander, Randy L. (Linda) Ford & Jack (Carrie) Ford both of Attica; her grandchildren Todd (Sharon) Ford, Daniel L. (Shannon) Ford Jr., Michelle Ford, Jennifer (Josh) Berry, Stefanie (Mark) Wadams, Rachel (Brian) Metz, Wesley & Spencer Ford; 9 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 12-4 PM on Saturday August 4 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 4:00 PM. Memorials in Audrey's memory are suggested to the Bethany Center Baptist Church or the Bethany Fire Dept. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bethany Center and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Pastor Charlie Piscitello, 69, of Batavia, died peacefully at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on July 30, 2012. He was born December 4, 1942 in Buffalo to the late Anthony (Anna Gullo) Piscitello. Born with cataracts and glaucoma, and having several childhood accidents resulting in the removal of both eyes, Charlie (then known as Chuck) attended the New York State School for the Blind. It was there on a coal pile that he found a guitar. Grounded to his room for being off limits, he taught himself to play the guitar, and later formed a band with several classmates and an instructor at the school. Charlie’s first recordings of his music were made there on heavy vinyl disks. After leaving the school in 1961, Charlie formed his own band, playing various Western New York venues.
        Charlie later moved to the Southern Tier and hired a manager, John Parialis, with Pyramid Sound, based in Ithaca, NY. He began touring more widely, eventually being in the “right place at the right time” to fill in for the Eagles, whose transportation failed to get them to their gig as the opening act for Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Charlie’s music and charm impressed members of the band, who offered him a contract to continue the tour. With the stage name “Charlie Starr,” Charlie cut several single 45 rpm recordings as well as two albums, entitled “Just Plain Charlie” and “Tough and Tender.” Charlie’s musical career spanned all fifty states, touring with individuals and groups which included the Moody Blues, James Taylor, Johnny Cash and the Carter family, Tina Turner, and the Carpenters, in addition to a tour of Europe with Yes. James Taylor graciously offered Charlie his song, “One Man Dog” in reference to Charlie’s guide dog, Princess, pictured on Charlie’s “Just Plain Charlie” album cover.
        Charlie rarely talked of his musical career in the later decades of his life, as his first love was Jesus. Abandoning fame and fortune to tune pianos and serve the Lord, Charlie left his musical career and dedicated his music and his life to the Lord. In 1991, while living on a dairy farm in Greene, NY, Charlie met his wife, Judi, and not long after their marriage in 1992, Charlie began a small Bible study group in their home here in Batavia.
        While completing his associate degree in counseling at Genesee Community College (GCC), Charlie worked at the Genesee Region Independent Living Center, and upon completion of his bachelor’s degree from Empire State College in 1994, he was hired by GCC to work for the Center of Academic Progress. In 1997, he was ordained as a pastor by the Worldwide Church of God. Pastor Charlie founded the Batavia Christian Fellowship, which later became one with Faith Community Chapel.

In 2002, he was among the first to be awarded the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award by Senator Mary Lou Rath. When his health began to fail, he pastored A Little House Church. During the early years of his ministry, Pastor Charlie was a member of the Batavia Lions Club, volunteer for the Regional Action Phone, and the Salvation Army Disaster Team. More recently, Pastor Charlie was involved in the Monday morning prayer ministry of Care-A-Van Ministries, and occasionally joined the Care-A-Van Band, sharing the wonderful gospel of Jesus at every opportunity. He is preceded in death by a brother Dominic and sister Louise.

He is survived by his beloved wife Judi (Ingram) Piscitello; sons Dominic (Tracy), Joe (Julie), Michael (Terra) and Angelo; six grandchildren JoAnna, Emily, Dominic, Paige, Joey and Kathryn Rose (Kate) Piscitello; siblings Anthony (Sandy), John (Diane), Randy (Henny), Robin (Gotowka) Piscitello, sister-in-law Patricia along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday August 4, 2012 at Discovery Chapel 315 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 2:00 PM Funeral Services will take place on Saturday August 4, 2012 at the Church. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.     

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Care-A-Van Ministries 4 Lewis Ave. Batavia, New York 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Myron E. Bogue, 73, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Monday (July 30, 2012) at his residence.

 He was born in Elba, NY on February 28, 1939, a son of the late Myron A. Bogue and Vera Markham Bogue of Batavia.

Myron was a transportation driver for ARC Recycling in Batavia prior to his retirement.  He enjoyed collecting clocks and building model trucks and cars.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela (William) Crawford of Sardinia, NY and Annette (Timothy Slivinski) Estrada of LeRoy.  Son, David Bogue of Batavia. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sisters, Essie Torres of Depew and Sharon Choka of Bergen. Brothers, Robert Bogue of PA and Timothy Bogue of  Eden.  Dear friend, Geraldine Foster of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was the brother of the late Hank Bogue and Delores Taggart.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family from 5-7pm on Wednesday at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A funeral service will be conducted at the conclusion of visitation at 7pm. 

Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare and Hospice.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

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