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FAITH T. CRAWFORD Age 79, of Corfu died Saturday October 26, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born June 21, 1934 in Buffalo, NY to the late Earl & Elizabeth (Marshall) Switzer also preceded in death by her brother, Marshall Switzer.

   Mrs. Crawford was a co-owner for many years of the True Value in Corfu.

   Surviving is her loving husband of 59 years, Clarence Crawford of Corfu; sons, Gregory (Charlotte) Crawford of Darien, Lester Crawford of Corfu and William (Pamela) Crawford of Sardinia; sisters, Dolores Shimo of Amherst and Mary Elizabeth (David) Weil of Angola; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held privately by the family, burial will be in Old Buffalo Road Cemetery, memorials in Faith's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

Of Stafford, NY passed away October 26, 2013 at age 62; beloved wife of Edward Murnan and the late Michael Murray; dear mother of Patrick (Colleen) Murray; cherished daughter of Catherine Hartley and the late Harry Hartley; stepmother of Andrew (Liz) Murnan, Judy (Keith) Zullig and Major (Sel) Matthew (Agneta) Murnan; loving sister to Nanette Hartley (Arthur Hilson), William  (late Jennifer) Hartley, Barbara (Daniel) McDermott and Douglas Hartley (Kristy Long); devoted grandmother to Maddy Kate, Paddy and R. J. Murray and to Ethan and Joshua Murnan and to Ben Zullig; also survived by many nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.

Jane was born in Niagara Falls, NY on September 20, 1951.  She was a long time member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in LeRoy, NY.  She was employed by First Choice Travel in Batavia.  Jane was an avid gardener and loved flowers, music and reading.  Her home was always open to family and friends.  Her kindness, her devotion to family, her sense of humor and her love will be our treasured memories forever.

The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, NY.  Funeral services will be Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10 am at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1 E. Main St., LeRoy, NY.  Note there are no services on Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  To share a story, light a candle or send a condolence, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia – Freeman Edgar Edgerton, 86, of Sunset Terrace passed away peacefully in his sleep at home early Saturday morning (Oct. 26, 2013). Mr. Edgerton was born May 6th, 1927 in Batavia, a son of the late Clayton and Mabel (Millis) Edgerton, and a grandson of former Genesee County Sheriff Freeman, and Susan (Phelps) Edgerton. As a boy Freeman worked on various family farms in Elba and Barre. He graduated from Batavia High School in 1944. While attending BHS he completed the requirements for New York State Certification as an industrial machinist, in addition to earning his educational diploma. He then obtained an Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering from Erie Community College.

            Freeman turned seventeen in May of 1944, graduated from High School in June, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July. He served with honor in the U.S. Navy as a Ship’s Cook Third Class and a Master Gunner, where he received a Bronze Medal while serving aboard the U. S. S. Tyrrell. He was also awarded an American Theatre Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal Star, and the Victory Medal.

            After completing service in the Navy, Freeman enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a Corporal in Company B 716th Military Police Battalion. He later served as a Master Drill instructor preparing recruits for the Korean War Conflict. While stationed with the Military Police in Hyannis, Massachusetts he met and fell in love with his future bride Dorothy Landon of New Jersey.  Freeman was a lifelong employee of R. E. Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia, NY. Like his father Clayton he was a gifted tool and die engineer.

            For many years, he served as the Supervisor of the Tool Room and was instrumental in the development and maintenance of industrial equipment and machines relating to the production of industrial sprayers. In 1954, Freeman was involved in a major explosion that destroyed a significant portion of R. E. Chapin. He miraculously survived and continued to work there until his retirement in 1989. Freeman was also well known within Genesee County for his exceptional ability in building Open Wheel Sprint Cars and high performance racing engines. Freeman was extremely involved in the sport of Go-Kart racing at the local and national levels, where he captured many championships as a racer in various classes.

            During his lifetime, Freeman was a member of the Batavia Masonic Temple, the Batavia Moose Lodge, Limerock Speedway, and the local C. B. Club. He is predeceased by infant son Thomas Clayton Edgerton, and survived by his loving wife of almost 65 years Dorothy D. Edgerton, two sisters Marilyn Beechler of Batavia and Susan Carlson of Delaware, his children Linda (Ken) Butler-Weddington of Indiana, Janet Edgerton of Batavia, and Timothy (Lettie) Edgerton of Oakfield, ten grandchildren, Frank Jarkiewicz, Tammy Siford, Jennifer Huff, Shelley Tallon, Thomas Horton, Erin Verratti, Afton and Ashleigh Butler, Kasey and Emily Edgerton, and 16 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

            Freeman was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who also adored his two canine companions Missy and Bella. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. His service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at H.E. Turner & Co. and internment with military honors will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Buffalo Women and Children’s Hospital, and the American Diabetes Association.   To share a story, light a candle or send a condolence, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

TERESA W. GIESLER, LPN – Age 61, of Batavia, died Friday afternoon October 25, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born April 10, 1952, in Batavia, NY, to Jacqueline  (Wilkes) Campo of Batavia and the late Wayland E. Cotter.

   Teresa was employed as a unit coordinator at the Harris Hill Nursing Facility, a dedicated nurse, who on more than one occasion received "Nurse of the Year" awards. She had a passion for horses, enjoyed quilting and reading, most important was the love for her children and grandchildren

   Surviving along with her mother is her husband of 32 years, Mark Giesler of Batavia; loving daughters, Amy (Tony) Ilacqua of Oakfield, Jessica (Philip) Farley of Syracuse; sons, Chad (Jennifer) Giesler of Batavia and Matthew (Amanda) Giesler of Stafford; sisters, Joann (Phil) O'Geen of LeRoy, Deborah Smith of Batavia and Cathryn (Patrick) McCay of PA; eight grandchildren, James, Anthony, Victoria, Jordan, Madison, Alexander, Brenna and Lauren along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday October 29, 2013, at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will be held privately and memorials may be made in care of the family for a scholarship to a future nursing student in Teresa's memory.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batavia - Mrs. Virginia Louise Bray, 88, was received by her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Mrs. Bray was born June 24, 1925 in Burlington, Vermont, the daughter of the late Walter and Mamie  Johnson Opdyke. 

A member of the Calvary Baptist Church for many years, she formerly was employed at UMMC and the Batavia Nursing Home.

She was the wife of the late James W. Bray, mother of the late Paul Bray, mother-in-law of the late Antoinette Bray and great grandmother of the late Christopher Malo.

Survivors include one son, James (Ann Marie Wood) Bray of Batavia; two daughters, Elizabeth (Larry) Burlew and Verna Bray, both of Rochester; one brother, Robert Opdyke of Virginia; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many dear and precious friends.

Friends may call on Monday from 3pm to 7pm at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Rd, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House. PO Box 403, Batavia, NY  14021 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY  14020.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

LeRoy ~ Richard A. Vogel, age 72, of Craigie Street, passed away at home early Friday morning (Oct. 25, 2013) in the presence of his loving family.

     Mr. Vogel was born April 7, 1941 in Rochester, a son of the late George and Genevieve LaBar Vogel.

     He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retiree of Case-Hoyt after 36 years of service.  Richard loved to travel and attend air shows.  He loved his family and feline companions, Snow, Midnight, Barney, Fred and Dumb Dumb.  Richard also enjoyed eating at his favorite restaurant, Settlers in Batavia, where he loved their fish, clam chowder and prime rib.  He wanted to thank them for several years of good food.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Lorritta M. Vogel, his children, Alan Vogel of AZ, Michael  Vogel of AZ, Samantha Vogel of AZ, Daniel Vogel of LeRoy and Bethany Vogel of Liverpool, his brothers, Norman (Phyllis) Vogel of CA, Edward (Barbara) Vogel of Rochester and John Vogel of Rochester, his sister, Theresa (Gary) Perkins of FL/Rochester, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 2 ~ 4 and 6 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19).  His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's Church), 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family.

     Your memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with Richard's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com .

Mr. Vogel and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. (585) 768-2400.

Twila Sara Whalen, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2013 in Elk Grove, California.  She was 97 years old. Twila was born in in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on November 5, 1915 to Margaret "Effie" (Clowes) and John Christian Wagener. A talented artist, Twila attended Buffalo State University and graduated in 1938 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Art Education and began her career as a high school art teacher. She married William Whalen in 1946 and moved to Attica New York where they raised their two daughters, Margaret and Maureen.  She was an art teacher at Alexander High School for 22 years and in 1976 she retired after a total of 27 years of teaching. Twila was a dedicated Christian and active member in her church, the New Life Fellowship in Attica, New York.  She enjoyed hosting weekly Bible Study groups and spending much of her efforts for God.  She loved to draw and paint and she showed her appreciation of natures beauty in her artwork.

Twila is survived by her brother, Phillip Wagener, her nephew, Robert Wagener, her daughter, Margaret (Whalen) LaPlaunt and her husband, Greg, her granddaughter Erin (LaPlaunt) Hohl, grandson Gregory LaPlaunt and Great- Grandson, Tommy Hohl.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Age 72, of Lancaster, died peacefully Wednesday evening October 23, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital with his family at his side. He was born January 15, 1941 in Bergen, NY to the late Morris and Monica (Lynch) Cunningham also preceded in death by his brother, John and sister, Ann Murphy.

   Robert was an Army Veteran and then served many years with the USAFR at the Niagara Falls Air Base, retiring in 2001 as a Tech. Sergeant. He had an extensive career in public service, having been a City of Batavia Fireman, served with the LeRoy Police Department and retired as a Senior Officer with the East Aurora Police Department. As he retired, Bob developed a passion for golf, enjoyed woodworking and refinishing furniture.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 43 years, Linda (Mickey) Cunningham of Lancaster; sons, Daniel of Bloomfield, Michael (Joanne) of FL, Steven (Julie) of Bergen; daughter, Charlene (Mark) Baylor of Holley; brother, George (Marjorie) Cunningham; sister-in-law, Norma Cunningham all of Bergen; 7 grandchildren, Joshua, Robert, Sean, Seth, Ainsley, Eagan & Venus; 3 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Jackson & Emily; brothers and sisters-in-law, Susan Mickey of Batavia, Carol (Angelo) Gifaldi of Holley, Joseph Mickey of Elba, Nancy Mickey of Batavia, Gary (Tina) Mickey of Brockport and Sharon (Steve) Lauzze of Corfu along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 2-8 p.m. Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday October 27. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery with Full Military Honors, in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227 or the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.           

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

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

 

 

 

Freda Little, 91 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1922 in Robinson, PA to the late Harry (Minnie Mae Henderson) Johns. Mrs. Little was retired from the Daily News and she previously worked at Cooperative Extension. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed canning and candy making. Her greatest joy was taking care of her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband David Little Jr. in 1984, great-grandson Justin Jacobs, son-in-law Norman Wawrzyniak, brothers Ralph, Paul, Art, Tom Johns, and sister Laurabelle Mack.

Freda is survived by her sons David (Zoraida) Little III of Batavia, Paul (Linda) Little of Elba, daughters Mary Graham, Winifred Wawrzyniak, Betty (John) Worthington and Patty Little all of Batavia. 13 Grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren,      8 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday October 27, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will be held on Monday October 28, 2013 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials are suggested to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

LeRoy ~ Thelma M. Ash, age 86, of West Avenue, passed away early Sunday evening (October 20, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     There will be no calling hours and services will be announced at a later date.

     Mrs. Ash is being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. (585) 768-2400

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