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ANTHONY P. (NINO) SCALIA SR. - Age 81, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday afternoon February 15, 2014 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia following a long battle with Parkinson's. He was born November 29, 1932 in Batavia to the late Peter and Jennie (Gallina) Scalia, also preceded in death by his grandson, Peter "PJ" Scalia Jr.; sisters, Jane Scalia and Mary Barone, and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

  He married his high school sweetheart Julia Peca on January 22, 1955 in St. Anthony's Church being the first couple to ever be married in a Catholic ceremony at the new church.

   Mr. Scalia was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He absolutely adored his wife and children and always put his family's happiness first, which is why he purchased a cottage on Silver Lake in 1966 providing his family with over 40 years of wonderful memories that will be with them always. He was a certified lifeguard at the age of 16 and loved swimming, boating, fishing. A boy scout who later attained the rank of Eagle Scout, being one of only a couple scouts in the area to achieve this, then moving on to be a Scout Master to the Explorers. He will always be remembered for his kind and thoughtful personality, his great sense of humor, his famous "one liners" and his beautiful long eyelashes.

   Mr. Scalia served in the U.S. Army as a machinist during the Korean War where he received medals for Korean Service, UN Service and National Defense. He was a member of the Batavia Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Ascension Parish. After serving in the military he took over the family business as a self-employed plumber in the Batavia area. He retired in 2002.

   He is survived by his loving honey of 59 years, Julia L. (Peca) Scalia of Batavia; four children, Peter (Nancy) Scalia, Deborah (Richard) Seymour and Anthony P. (AnneMarie) Scalia Jr. all of Batavia and John (Kathy) Scalia of Pelham, NH; grandchildren, Jason Scalia, Rachel Allen, Jacob Seymour, Lucas Seymour, Abbey Scalia, Trevor Palone, Ashley Scalia and Megan Scalia; two great-grandchildren, Kassandra and Samantha Scalia; sister, Anne Havens of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Rose Monachino, Florence Lullo and Margaret Worth all of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday February 18, 2014 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 a.m. Wednesday February 19 followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Entombment will be in the Father T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum in St. Joseph's Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020 or the Batavia Lions Club PO Box 456 Batavia, NY 14021.           

Please share your memories of Nino, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF ANTHONY P. SCALIA SR.  IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

 

 

John F. Messina, 89 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 2, 1924 in Batavia, to the late James (Sarah Ruffino) Messina. Mr. Messina was a lifelong muck farmer and former owner of the Mark Trail Motel. He was a member of Resurrection Parish, former Democratic Chairperson for Genesee County, member of the former St. Nicholas Social Club and active with the Salvation Army. He was an avid horseman who owned racehorses, he enjoyed farming and raising animals. Uncle John loved having family and friends around him, that’s why he hosted an annual pig roast to bring them closer together. The family would like to thank his caregivers for giving him the quality of life he so richly deserved. He is preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline Clark Messina in 1996, his brothers Harry, Joseph, Paul, Thomas and Charles Messina and his sister Rose Panepento.

He is survived by his sister Laura Baglio of Maryland, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday February 16, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Monday February 17, 2014 at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Salvation Army 529 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

JOSEPH L. FILIO SR. - Age 77, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday morning February 11, 2014 at Unity Health System in Rochester. He was born October 31, 1936 in Caledonia, NY to the late Leonard and Lena (Corcimiglia) Filio, also preceded in death by his son, Scott Filio; brothers, Samuel and Leonard Filio Jr. and his sister, Patricia (late William) Biggins.

  Mr. Filio is a former Sergeant with the Genesee County Sheriff's Department, worked for MetLife and most recently served as a Town of Batavia Justice for 6 years. He was a United States Army Veteran and member of Resurrection Parish. Joe was an avid golfer, enjoyed trips to the casino and playing cards.

   He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara (Biggins) Filio of Batavia; sons, Joseph L. Filio Jr. of Liverpool, NY and Todd Filio of Batavia; sisters, Carol (Larry) Hanley of Batavia, Barb (late John) Sharick of LeRoy; sisters-in-law, Angie and Sandy Filio both of LeRoy along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

   Family and friends may visit from 2-4 p.m. on Friday February 14, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Please join Joe's family 12:00 Noon Saturday February 15 for his Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with Military Honors and  memorials in his memory are suggested to the family.           

Please share your memories of Joe, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH L. FILIO SR.  IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE P. BROWN Age 53, of Batavia died Wednesday January 8, 2014 at his home. He was born July 17, 1960 to Jack R. Brown of Williamsville and the late Loretta K. (Laney).

   Larry was engaged in the manufacturing of various items at his business, "Creative Design" located in the Batavia Industrial Center.

   Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Larry's life 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 15, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Military Honors will conclude the services. Memorials in his memory are suggested to the National MS Society - Upstate NY Chapter 1650 South Ave. Ste 100 Rochester, New York 14620-3901. 

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

THE FAMILY OF LAWRENCE P. BROWN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

Joyce J. Shoup, 82 of Buffalo entered into eternal rest February 9, 2014. Joyce was the wife to the late Ernest Shoup. 

Surviving are Kenneth (Claire) Shoup of FL, Lynn Offhaus of Java and Dana Shoup of Buffalo; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service will be held February 15, 2014, 2:00 pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  

Memorials can be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Hale

Batavia - Mrs. Floreen M. Hale, 82, of Batavia, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Hale was born September 14, 1931 in Albion, a daughter of the late Mario and Sarah D'Orazio Papponetti.

A faithful member of St. Mary’s Church in Batavia, she was a graduate of Albion High School. Mrs. Hale was a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic Telephone in Batavia. She also worked at the former St. Jerome Hospital as a switchboard operator and was an active member of the St. Jerome Guild.

She was married to Edward A. Hale on May 12, 1953. They celebrated 60 years of marriage together.  He passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center.  Together, they enjoyed camping, talking long drives together but most of all spending time with their family in their home. Many of their winters were spent in their Florida Home.

She is survived by her children, Ricky (Joanni) Hale of East Bethany and Renee Hirsh of San Diego, California; three grandsons, Kyle Hirsh, Kevin (Macie) Hirsh and Keenan Hirsh, all of San Diego, California; her brother, Harry (Susan) Papponetti of Albion and Marleen (Richard) Fuller DeCarlo of Albion; and several nieces and nephews.

Batavia - Mr. Edward A. “Dizzy” Hale, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center, hours after his wife Floreen passed.

Mr. Hale was born November 9, 1930 in Batavia, a son of the late Albert and Marie Rider Hale.

He was a graduate of Batavia High School, Ithaca College, Cornell University and Erie Institute of Technology. Mr. Hale was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Church. He retired as the assistant city engineer for the City of Batavia in 1983.In addition; he consulted with the Town of LeRoy as an engineer for several years. He enjoyed watching sports and reading.

He is survived by his children, Ricky (Joanni) Hale of East Bethany and Renee Hirsh of San Diego, California; three grandsons, Kyle Hirsh, Kevin (Macie) Hirsh and Keenan Hirsh, all of San Diego, California; his sister, Marilyn Winegar of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late William Hale and Betty Hale Smith.

Calling hours for Mr. & Mrs. Hale will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where a prayer service will be recited at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Their Mass of Christian Burial will follow the prayer service at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Albion. Memorials for Mrs. Hale may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. Memorials for Mr. Hale may be made to St. Mary’s Church (Resurrection Parish), 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the overwhelming support and scheduling from several agencies who were involved to allow their parents to be together at the end for their final hours.

Thomas H. Dixon, age 60, died on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Warsaw, New York on October 16, 1953 a son of the late Thomas M. and Elma Lois Souci Dixon. Tom was a graduate of Letchworth Central School class of 1971 and a graduate of Monroe County Community College in Rochester. He worked several years for Morton Salt Co. in Silver Springs before becoming a correctional officer, he retired in 2010 from Attica State Correctional Facility in Attica. In 2005 he received an honor from the New York State Bar Association for outstanding contributions in the field of corrections.

He was also a part time school bus driver and was currently working for Wyoming Transit Service in Warsaw. He was a former Trustee and Mayor for the Village of Silver Springs, and was currently holding the position of Supervisor for the Town of Gainesville. He was a former Town of Gainesville tax assessor and American Red cross First Aid multi media and CPR instructor.

A 42 year member of the Silver Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad, where he held several positions including Vice President and President of the Fire Department, Wyoming County Republicans Committee and a Board member of the Wyoming County Community Action. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching his children and grandchildren during their sporting events, and will be remembered by many who knew him as Santa though out Wyoming County.

He is survived by his wife: Lynelle Kelly Dixon whom he married on May 31, 1975, a daughter Suzette (Jason Bush) Dixon of Hermitage, 2 sons: Matthew (Heather Van Epps) Dixon of Silver Springs, and Andee (Mary) Dixon of Mahwah, NJ, a daughter-in-law: Angela Akin of Perry, 3 grandchildren: Raeha Dixon, Dylan O’Brien, and Caeden Dixon, nieces and nephews: Danielle, Nicole, Bradley, Kellie and Aaron and close friends the Sands and Stewart families.

Family and friends may call from 4-8pm on Wednesday and Thursday at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. A firemens service will be held on Thursday at 7:30pm. Funeral Services will be on Friday Feb 14th, 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs.

Memorials May be made to the Silver Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad P.O. Box 251 Silver Springs, New York 14550. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Sue Ann Hurlburt, age 66, of Perry died on Sunday February 9, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Warsaw, New York on December 18, 1947 a daughter of the late Merle and Doris Page Smith. She was a graduate of Perry High School and Bryant and Stratton College in Rochester. She retired from SUNY Geneseo where she was a secretary in the financial aid department. She was an active member of the Perry Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Western New York Firemens Association. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack who died on January 15, 2014.

She is survived by a son: Todd Hurlburt of Perry, a sister: Karen (Kurt) Clemons of Richmond, Virginia, along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours for Sue Ann and Jack Lee Hurlburt will be on Friday February 14th from 5-9pm with a Firemens service at 8:30pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services for Sue and Jack will be held on Saturday February 15th, 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. They will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York, 14530.

Raymond D. Schwab, 89 of North Java, passed peacefully on Saturday February 8, 2014 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born December 6, 1924 in North Java to the late John E. (Anna Seewaldt) Schwab. Ray was a lifelong resident of North Java. He and his late wife Rosemary owned and operated several businesses’s including a dairy farm, Ironwoods Hideaway Campground and Schwab’s Maple Products. Ray was a member of the North Java Fire Department for 69 years. Ray is preceded in death by his beloved wife Rosemary Schwab along with brothers and sisters.

Survived by two daughters Donna (Thomas) Grove of South Carolina; Julie (Justin) Hackett of North Java; son Ronald (Donna) Schwab of North Java; four grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Hayden, Stephen (Andie) Mueller both of North Carolina; Elise (Eric Meyer) Hackett of Darien Center, Jason Hackett of North Java; three great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday February 12, 2014 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday February 13, 2014 at Ss. Joachim and Anne Parish 2311 Attica St. Varysburg, NY 14167. He will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Java. 

Memorials may be made to the North Java Fire Department 4274 Route 98, North Java, NY 14113 or to the North Java Rescue Squad PO Box 137 North Java, NY 14113. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - Delores “Dee” E. Diver, 85 of Batavia, formerly of East Pembroke (Mogadore), passed away Saturday (February 8, 2014) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Diver was born on March 9, 1928, in the Town of Alabama, NY, a daughter of the late Elva and Mary Storye Falker.

Dee and her late husband, Larry, were well known in the area as the owners/proprietors of Dee’s Diner at Brick House Corners for many, many years. She was the head cook at the diner. Before owning the diner, Mrs. Diver was a cook at Genesee Memorial Hospital and then at the Holiday House at the Pembroke rest area on the thruway. She was very active with the Boy Scouts and the Grange and helped to put on many of the dinners that they held. She was a member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church. Dee was the wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” E. Diver, Sr., who passed away December 17, 2008. She was also predeceased by several brothers.

Surviving are three sons, Lawrence (Kathleen) Diver, Jr. of the Town of Pembroke, Mark (Linda) Diver of Waterford, Pa. and Gordon (late Debbie) Diver of Indian Falls; one daughter, Linda (Timothy) King of Indian Falls; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; one brother, Loren “Rip” Falker of Indian Falls; a brother-in-law, David (Bonnie) Diver and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Diver. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no prior visitation.  Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Indian Falls Fire Department, 8030 Allegheny Road Corfu, New York 14036. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

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