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ROSELLA R. NOBLE Age 88, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday afternoon February 1, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 2, 1926 in Clarion, PA to the late Clarence and Bertha (McClain) Madill, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Beryl Charles Noble in 1991; daughter, Nancy Noble-Zack in 2008; brother, Jerry Madill and sister, Constance Wassell.

  Mrs. Noble was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, where she was also a Pioneer Girls leader. She enjoyed and taught ceramics, crocheting, crossword puzzles and reading. A member of the DAR (Daughter's of the American Revolution), Mrs. Noble had a great love for her family and a strong faith in the Lord.

   She is survived by her loving children, BC Noble of Batavia, Rosemary (Irwin) Crosby of S. Byron, Carolynn (Richard) Sharpe of Batavia, Barbara (James) Haralson of Texas, Sharon (Craig) Angst and Alice (Brian) McFerron all of Arkansas; brothers, Thomas (Debbie) Madill of Buffalo; sisters, Carol (Ellsworth "Chubby") Norton of Elba and Susan (David) Kinsman of Arkansas; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday February 6, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday February 7 at the Grace Baptist Church 238 Vine Street Batavia with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the church.           

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

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

 

 

 

Patricia A. Dale, 72 of Attica, passed away February 3, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born April 15, 1941 in Warsaw to the late Helen M. Truax. Mrs. Dale owned and operated Dale Standardbred Farms in Attica. She is preceded in death by her husband Ronald Dale who passed in 2005.

She is survived by her sons Dean Dale of Attica; Tim (Melanie) Dale of Lockport; daughter Robin (Mark) Shaw of Honeoye Falls; sister Sandra (Michael) McGuire of Mt. Morris; grandchildren Michael (Amber) Shaw, Morgan Shaw, Lindsay and Emily Dale; great-grand-children Carrigan Shaw and Collin Dale along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday February 6, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011. Funeral Services will be private. She will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery, Leicester.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Good Days www.campgooddays.org or to the Wilmot Cancer Center 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon, NY 14506. 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 St. Attica, New York 14011.
 

Elfreda M. Scroger, 78 of Batavia, passed away on Sunday February 2, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born on February 17, 1935 in Grand Marion, Michigan to the late William J. (Mary Thornton) Scroger. Elfreda worked for many years at Eastman Kodak. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Batavia and was an avid bingo player.

Elfreda is preceded in death by her brother William Scroger of Batavia.

She is survived by her sons; Rick ( Nicolette) Lang of Batavia; Timothy ( Helen) Lang of North Carolina; daughters; Deborah (John) Konieczny of Batavia; Holley (Edmund) Zaremski of East Oakfield; Jennifer (Ike) Behe of Gasport; sister Judy (Thomas) Jenkins of Batavia; Pat (John) Pangrazio; along with 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday February 5, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Thursday February 6, 2014 at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.

Edward C. Penepent, 82 of Batavia passed away on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.  He was born on November 15, 1931 in Batavia to the late Charles (Cora) Penepent.  Edward worked for many years at the Ragu Foods Packing Company in Rochester.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and belonged to the American Legion in Batavia. 

He is preceded in death by his second wife Martha (Gilbert) Penepent of Bergen;Sister Luella Bennett of Leroy.

Edward is Survived by his first wife Irene Penepent of Batavia; son Edward (Terri) Penepent of Pennsylvania; daughters Wende Ferguson of Byron; Alice (Kevin) Zito of Wyoming; Brothers Ronald (Anne) Penepent of Batavia and Raymond Penepent of Florida; sister Joyce (Jack) Ferrara of California along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Funeral Services will be at the Genesee County Nursing Home on Monday February 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM.  He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee County Nursing Home 278 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020.  To sign the online guest registry 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

Betty Ward Nanni, 84, of Batavia, NY and Redington Shores, Fl., passed peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Fl., surrounded by her family. Born June 17th, 1929 in Batavia, NY., daughter of the late James and Emmeline Eichenberger Ward. Betty was employed at the former New York Telephone Company, in Batavia for 34 years where she was a telephone operator and later tested telephone lines for repairmen. She was a long time member of the YMCA in both Batavia, NY., and Largo, Fl. With her devoted husband and daughters by her side, she enjoyed traveling, boating, waterskiing, snow skiing, bike riding, and was an avid fitness enthusiast.

Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ugo C. Nanni of Batavia, NY., and Redington Shores, Fl., daughters Sherill (Al) Desiderio of Kenmore, NY., and Karen (Barry) Glover of Pinellas Park, FL., grandchildren Cellina (Vince) Ciotoli, Reece Baskin, Joseph Martin, Carmen Desiderio, Griffen Glover, and great grandchildren Mychela Chittenden, Isabella, Lucas, and Caitlyn Ciotoli. Also survived by sister, Barbara Mcwethy of Batavia, NY., and brother James Ward of Houston, Texas. A private family service will be held at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Largo, Fl., with burial at nearby Serenity Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.mossfeasterlargo.com.

Charles F. “Butch” Johnson, 82 of Attica, passed peacefully with family on January 29, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born at home on February 26, 1931 in Attica to the late Emil (Florence Wunsch) Johnson.

Butch was a Veteran of WWII, the Japanese Occupation, the Korean War and the Cold War. He quit school and joined the Army in 1948 at the age of 17, did his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ. He then graduated from English Drafting School at Fort Belvoir, VA and was shipped to Tokyo, Japan. Butch was assigned to GHQ, G-2 Intelligence in the Dai-Ichi Seimei Building in General Douglas MacArthur’s General Headquarters with a Top Secret Clearance. He served there during the Japanese Occupation and Korean War for over 3 years.

Mr. Johnson was the recipient of the American Presidential Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, WWII Japanese Occupational Medal, United Nations Medal-Korea, South Korean Presidential Medal, Cold War Medal, “Roc Korean” Service Medal, American Defense Medal, the 50 year Korean Service Medal. He also received “Letters of Commendations” from General MacArthur, General Charles Willoughby G-2 and General Ennis Whitehead G-2. He was presented with a “Letter of Appreciation” from South Korean Government for the work in G-2 on maps and for the “Inchon Invasion” in Korea, September of 1950.

Mr. Johnson retired after over 25 years as a Prison Guard at Attica in 1981. He was a life member of Alexander VFW Post 6239, over 50 year member of Harder O’Donnell Post in Attica State Retirees Association, charter member of WWII War Memorial and AARP.

Butch loved to be outside in his flower gardens and watching birds. He was very proud of his service time and his Swedish Heritage. Butch loved to tell people how “he was over General MacArthur in Tokyo because he was on the 7th floor of the Dai-Ichi Building and his boss was on the 6th floor. He repaired and made up bicycles with a friend during his WWII days and found himself still doing this 46 years later. He also made and sold Butch’s Mustard for over 50 years. After he went around the world he literally came home and married the girl next door. He enjoyed his wife, children and grandchildren more than anything.

He was married for 46 years to the late Mary E. (McGinnis) Johnson who died in May of 2001. He is also preceded in death by a son Donald E. Johnson who died in June of 1959; brothers Walter, David, Norman, Emil Johnson Jr., sisters Olga Cummings, Thelma Straszewski and Joan Clark.

Survived by his children Patti (Mark) Lippold of Portland, ME; Bob Johnson of Attica; David (Sandra) Johnson of Sugarland, TX; Chuck Johnson of Attica; Cheryl (Bob) Seipel of Attica; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday February 3, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 11 Washington Street Attica, New York 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Attica Rescue Squad 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011. 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.

 

 
      Margot H. Perkins, 81, of LeRoy,  passed away peacefully at Unity Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
     Margot was born in Batavia, New York October 12th, 1932.  Following her graduation from LeRoy High School, as Valedictorian in 1950, she attended Syracuse University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1954 with a B.S. in sociology. Margot was a member of the Lambda Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha.  She returned to LeRoy, where she raised her family while also working as a legal secretary and in retail. Margot is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Stanley and Elizabeth Hare, her Aunt Catherine and Uncle Merton Powers, and her beloved sister, Fay Neville.

     Margot will be remembered by her family and friends as a woman with a keen mind, sharp sense of humor, and a quiet grace. She had a gift of making those around her feel welcomed and comfortable.
     Margot is lovingly remembered by her children, Kevin (Renee), of Hollis, New Hampshire; Paula Orenstein (Edward), of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; Sean (Pattie), of Dover, New Hampshire; April Dombkowski (Richard), of Apex, North Carolina; and Megan, of Rochester, New York. She will also be missed by her nine grandchildren, Allison, Max, Molly, Alexandra, Martin, McHale, Zachary, Noah, and Joshua, along with her two nieces, Elizabeth Neville Skidmore, of Carlisle, Massachusetts and Moya Neville of Alpharetta, Georgia, as well as many other relatives and close friends.
     Friends may call on the family on Saturday from 9 ~ 11:30 AM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, 8700 Lake Road (Rt 19), LeRoy, where a Catholic funeral service will follow at 11:30 AM. Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be in the spring at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave  #300, Rochester, NY 14620.

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

David J. Davis, 71, of Perry died Monday January 27, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Warsaw on May 25, 1942, son of the late Paul and Catherine Dorrenbacher Davis. David served with the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Perry High School. Dave worked for the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department for 37 years as an investigator retiring in 2003. He also worked for Swain Ski and Sports for 20 years as a ski instructor and ski school director, and he currently was working at Bristol Ski Resort as a snowboard instructor. He was a Perry Village trustee for eight years, and was on the Wyoming County Republican Committee for many years.

He was a member of the St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish where he attended St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs, he enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, riding bike, taking walks, or just enjoyed the frequent visits from friends and family. He would be seen around town taking care of others’ lawns and driveways.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie LaFountaine Davis whom he married in 1966; two daughters, Vicki (Tom) Mucher of Ranson, W.Va., Nannette (Aaron) Galvin of Mount Morris; two brothers, Paul (Donna) Davis of Rochester, Patrick (Jan) Davis of Knox, Ind.; a sister, Kathleen “Kitty” (Steve) Schmidt of Leslie, Mo.; three grandchildren, Madison and Reagan Mucher and Adam Galvin; a close friend, Mark (Catrina) Kingsley of Perry; along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main St., Perry, NY 14530. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Springs. Memorials may be made to St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish, 8 Park St., Perry, NY 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Gary A. Jurkowski, 69, of Perry passed away peacefully on Saturday January 25, 2014 while surrounded by family at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Warsaw on May 31, 1944, son of the late John Jurkowski and Helen Szymanski-Jurkowski.

Gary was working as a patrolman with the Perry Police Department when he answered the call to serve his country and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1966. He completed basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, and then completed Advanced Individual Training in Biloxi, Miss. Gary became qualified as an Air Traffic Controller and Weather Observer at the Laredo AFB in Texas.

He was a 1962 graduate of Perry High School. Following his service to his country, he returned to Perry in 1970 and went to work for the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department as a patrolman. A year later, he returned to his former job as a patrolman with the Perry Police Department and worked his way through the ranks to become sergeant. In 1977 he became the police chief.

Gary enjoyed working closely with children in the village and instituted the “Officer Bill” program at Perry Central Schools, before the more current D.A.R.E program was established. He was involved with the Bicycle Rodeo in the interest of bicycle safety offering locally sponsored savings bonds and trophies in the 1970s. During his career in law enforcement, he also worked part-time for the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department for 13 years on Marine Lake Patrol on Silver Lake. He continued to work as the police chief of Perry until his retirement in 2000. Gary continued his career in law enforcement and became the municipal court justice for the Village of Perry until retiring in 2012.

He was a member of the St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry, the Constellation Lodge 404 of the Free and Accepted Masons in Perry. A member of the Magistrates Association, Knights of Columbus Council 10983, Perry Firemen Benevolent Organization, lifetime member of the New York Chiefs of Police Organization. Gary was also a member of the McKelton Post 350 American Legion and the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 193 and past member of the Perry Ambulance Corps. He belonged to the Patriot Guard Association honoring the transporting of the deceased veterans’ ashes to Bath, N.Y.

Gary was recognized in 2012 for 15 years of service, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration observer where he compiled statistics for the National Weather Service based in Buffalo and hometown papers and news stations in Rochester. Among other activities, he drove a tractor trailer with Diagnostic Cat Scanners and MRI equipment to various hospitals and drove freight runs to Ohio for Kaustine Furnace and Tank. He also enjoyed driving truck for local farms. Gary enjoyed railroading and loved showing his Army 2 1/2-ton truck at various local events and parades. He was known for his compassion, respected for his wisdom and insight and a mentor to many.

He is survived by two daughters: Tamara (James) Quilty of Dallas, Texas, and Kathy Narowski of Pavilion; two brothers, John (Ginni) Jurkowski of Rochester and Edward (John Harris) Jurkowski of Perry; a sister, Marie (Jack) Beachel of Castile; three grandchildren, Konner Narowski, Lexi and Avery Quilty along with many nieces, nephews and long-time friend, Judy Bryant. The family would like to extend much gratitude to Carolyn Grieve for her loving care during his illness.

Gary’s memory will be honored with calling hours on Friday, June 13, and a memorial service on Saturday, June 14, at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home in Perry. Times will be announced at a later date. Burial immediately following will be in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorials in Gary’s name to be made to the American Juvenile Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

ANTHONY "SARGE" STROLLO Age 92, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday morning January 27, 2014 at the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was born October17, 1921 in Batavia to the late Polycarpo and Antonia (Fornataro) Strollo, also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Lucy in 2012; brothers, George, Pat & Modesto and his sister Mary Strollo.

  Sarge was a foreman for the Rochester Labor Union , a member of Ascension Parish and a WWII Veteran of the United States Air Force. For over 20 years he and wife resided in Jensen Beach, FL, enjoyed hunting, fishing, family picnics and  love of Italian food. Most of all he had a great love for his family.

   He is survived by his sons, Anthony & Robert Strollo and a daughter, Donna (Allen) Jackett all of Batavia; sister, Lucy Bucciferro of Batavia; grandchildren, Courtney & Shawn Jackett, Andy Strollo, Lacie (Jason) Snell and Katie (Jeremy) Cosimeno; great-grandchildren, Peyton Armison, Bryson Snell, Gianna & Gabriella Strollo, Nicholas & Sadie Cosimeno along with many nieces and nephews.

   A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date, both Anthony and Lucy will be buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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