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Jennie K. Allbright, age 87 of Pike, died Wednesday February 19, 2014 at her home in Pike surrounded by her family. She was born in Pike, NY on October 21, 1926 a daughter of the late Charles A. and Doris Dunning King Newcomb. She was a 1944 graduate of Kenmore High School. She worked for the former Motorola in Arcade. She was a member of the Pike Community Church in Pike and the Pike Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother to her family members. She is preceded in death by brothers Edmund, Charles, and Albert King.

She is survived by three sons: David (Meredith) Allbright of Pike, Bruce Allbright of Pike, and Peter (Ruth Ellis) Allbright of Orlando, Fl., 3 sisters: Mary Adamowich and Judy King both of Moline, Ill., and Carol King of Pike, 8 grandchildren: Karen Giles, Peter Allbright, Elizabeth Altoft, Brian Allbright, Jason Allbright, Patricia Millen, Phillip Allbright and Andrew Allbright. 13 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery in Pike.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pike Rescue Squad. 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. 

Nicholas F. Zinni, 90 of Batavia, died Thursday February 20, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. He was born May 5, 1923 in Batavia to the late Salvatore (Angela Marie Gaultieri) Zinni. Mr. Zinni was a WWII United States Navy Veteran serving as a Radio Man on the USS Phantom Mine Sweeper in the Pacific Theater. He earned the Two Star Award for the Asiatic, Pacific Theaters, Victory and American Campaign Medals. Mr. Zinni was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Church, the Holy Name Society, serving as an Altar Boy and Usher. He was a life member of the former St. Nicholas Club in Batavia and served on the Executive Board for the club. Mr. Zinni worked at Tops Marked in Batavia for many years. He was an accomplished bowler and avid golfer. He is preceded in death by a brother Donald Zinni; sisters Mary Strollo and Elizabeth Ianni. 

Mr. Zinni is survived by his beloved wife Norma (Eccleston) Zinni, sons Nicholas C. (Ellen), David (Elisa), Vincent (Sabrina), Joseph (Jill) Zinni all of Batavia; daughters Rosanne Zinni, Theresa (Paul) McNally both of Rochester; sisters Rose DiSalvo of Batavia; Theresa DiVirgilio of North Tonawanda; 10 grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday February 23, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday February 24, 2014 at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Home Care & Hospice 29 Liberty St. Unit 6, Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Ricky Palermo Foundation at www.rickypalermo.org. For more information please call 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 York 14020.
 

DOLORES M. RICHARDSON - Age 75, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday afternoon February 20, 2014 at home with her loving family at her side. She was born August 19, 1938 in Batavia to the late Joseph and Margaret (Spiotta) Pappalardo, also preceded in death by her sisters, Theresa Valle and Ann Richmond.

   Mrs. Richardson is a member of Resurrection Parish, she worked at Sylvania, Vincent Jewelers and was a lunch aid at Batavia High School. She enjoyed music and dancing, cooking authentic Italian dishes her cats Ruby and Garnett, she also enjoyed spending time at her cottage in the 1000 Islands. Her most passionate role was that of a beloved and dedicated wife to her husband, Don and endearing mother to their children, she also enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren.

   She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Donald V. Richardson Sr. of Batavia; beloved daughter, Lori (John) Thompson of Attica and their children, Bryan, Steven and Owen; loving son, Donald V. "Duke" (Caroline) Richardson Jr. of Batavia and their children, Tanner and Sawyer along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Family and friends may visit from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica and in lieu of flowers those desiring may make memorial contributions to HomeCare & Hospice 29 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

CLETUS C. RITCHEY Age 67, of Rochester, died Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born March 19, 1946 in Johnstown, PA, to the late Cletus O. and Violet (Krause) Ritchey, also preceded in death by grandsons, Jeffery Ritchey and Kenneth Conrad.

   Mr. Ritchey worked for many years at LeRoy Machine and Nationwide Precision. He was a member of the VFW, Northwood's Sportsmen's Club and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 46 years, Onolee (Osborne) Ritchey of Rochester; sons, David of Rochester and Terry of Batavia; daughters, Debbie (Terry) Conrad of Basom and Tammy (Jack Aman) Litteer of Rochester; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren survive.

   Family and friends may visit from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday February 22, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will begin at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for future distribution.

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

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

 

Jeanne D. Price, 80, of Batavia, died Tuesday (February 18, 2014) at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in East Bethany, NY on April 30, 1933, a daughter of the late Arthur and Berniece Greening Mulcahy.

She was an employee for Kaufman Boot Factory in Batavia and Genesee Farms Store in LeRoy prior to her retirement.  Jeanne enjoyed attending church dinners and functions in the area.  She also enjoyed and loved garage sales, playing cards, traveling to the Batavia Downs Casino and caring for and feeding outdoor cats.

She was the wife of the late, Richard Price.  Mother of the late Carole Price and sister of the late Gloria Fox.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki L. Price (Joseph Combo, Jr.) of Batavia and Julie (Stephen Landes) Christensen-Landes of Byron.  Two sons, Richard Price, Jr. of California and Robert (Renee) Price of Stafford.  Five grandchildren, Stephanie Christensen, Jeffrey Christensen, Matthew Christensen, Edward Price and Richard Price.  Brother, Sidney Mulcahy of East Bethany.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Saturday from 2-5pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where funeral services will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 5pm.  Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for distribution to various organizations. Memories of Jeanne Price may be shared with her family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

SERENA M. STROLLO Age 91, of Batavia, died peacefully on Saturday February 15, 2014. She was born August 28, 1922 in Newark, NJ, to the late Anthony and Antoinette (Marciello) Cecere, also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Ralph Strollo in 2004, son, Ralph Phillip in 1949 and son Phillip in 1996. She was the sixth of eight siblings and the last surviving. Her siblings include brothers, Jacob and Rudolph Cecere, sisters, Lucille Carver, Marianne D'Antonio, Antoinette Suckey, Perie Denotaris and Gerie Granieri all from New Jersey; sister-in-law of the late, Dr. Alphonso Strollo, Pvt. Michael Strollo (killed in service, North Africa) and Mary (Strollo) Cecere.

   Mrs. Strollo was a member of St. Anthony's Church until its closing and was a lifetime member of the Altar & Rosary Society serving as president on two occasions. She worked for the former Holiday Inn, enjoyed Celtic & Opera music, learned to swim at the age of 62 and went on to be a swimming instructor. Mrs. Strollo had a strong volunteer spirit, loved being with her precious granddaughter, Serena and her Holy Family friends whom she loved as her own family. Her family and her great home state of New Jersey were ever first in her heart and mind and she welcomed the chance to share her love of both.

   Surviving are her children; loving daughter, Anita (Joe Forsyth) Strollo of Batavia and her daughter, Serena Strollo-DiCenso with whom she remained in the care of until her passing; son,Michael (Barbara) Strollo of Florida and his son, David (Karen) Strollo of Virginia, and their son, her great-grandson, Nicolas; daughter-in-law, Leslie Strollo and her children, Dr. Nina (Dr. Michael Chopko) Strollo and Dr. Brian Strollo;  sister-in-law, Carmella Cecere of New Jersey along with truly doting and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Dr. Antoinette Cecere of New Jersey who remained a faithful and loving niece.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Friday February 21, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 12:00 Noon Saturday February 22 followed by a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's Site) in LeRoy, burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery alongside her dear, Ralph. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for future distribution.

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

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

 

 

Batavia ~ Roger T. Rizzo, age 65, formerly of Texas, passed away early Sunday morning (Feb. 16, 2014) in the presence of his loving family after an extended illness.

     Mr. Rizzo was born December 7, 1948 in Batavia, a son of the late Samuel and Rose Penepento Rizzo.

     Mr. Rizzo graduated from Texas Women’s College in 2005 with a master’s degree in Nursing.  He worked for Methodist Medical Center in Houston as a nurse practitioner and administrator.  Since 2011, Roger served the neurology department at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple. As a clinician, he provided extraordinary care and compassion to his patients and their families. 

Devoted to his family, loyal to his endless and ever growing circle of friends, and a dedicated clinical care giver, he positively impacted all who crossed his path.  He was the “fun” Uncle who was quick to smile, easy to laugh, and never met a stranger.  He was a cherished friend and a man devoted to his faith. 

     Mr. Rizzo is survived by his loving family and caregivers - sister, Rozella Smith of Batavia, brother, Samuel Rizzo of LeRoy, and many devoted nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Philip Rizzo, Leonard Rizzo, Joseph Rizzo, Irene Alfieri and Mary Ann Cimetta.

     Friends of the family may call on Friday from 4 ~ 7 P.M.  at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19 north), LeRoy.  Roger's mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Joseph's Oratory, 27 Lake Street, LeRoy. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to one of the following: HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020; Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021; Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, TX  76508; or The V Foundation, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513.

 

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

William C. Merkle, 70 of Attica, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 16, 2014. He was born March 14, 1943 in Batavia to the late Ellsworth (Geraldine Sondericker) Merkle. Mr. Merkle was a Dairy Farmer for many years. He is preceded in death by a brother Edwin Merkle.

Mr. Merkle is survived by his beloved wife Carol (Almeter) Merkle, children Todd Merkle, Paula (Joseph) Orlowski, Kristie (James) Rohauer all of Attica; Denise (Rick) Scimia of Darien; loving grandpa to Ashley, Collin and Connor Merkle; Joe Nathan, Ryan Orlowski, Dominic and Gia Scimia; sisters Melody (Matt) Bey and Sandy (Greg) Willey, along with several nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 21, 2014 at Ss. Joachim and Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, New York 14011. He will be laid to rest in Pleasant View Cemetery, Orangeville.

Memorials may be made to Home Care & Hospice 450 North Main St. Warsaw, New York 14569. 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.
 

Dorothy E. Benz, 102 of Perry, died on Saturday February 15, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born in Williamson, New York on August 9, 1911 a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Hance Heath. Dorothy was a self employed hairdresser opening Dot’s Hair Fashion in 1960 and she retired in1998. She was a member of the former Christian Scientist Church in Perry, she was very strong in her faith which passed down through her children and grandchildren and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Perry. She enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, painting, making braided rugs, and gardening. She is preceded in death by her jusband John O. Benz whom she married in 1932, he died in 1959. Two granddaughters Robin and Charmaine Mosher.

She is survived by her 6 children: Elizabeth “Bette” Croft of Victor, Barbara (Ronald) Mosher of Warsaw, Margaret “Peggy” Haley of Rochester, Robert (Darlene) Benz of Archer City, TX., Linda (Dan) McGuire of Warsaw, and William Benz of Rochester, a sister: Edna Orlopp of Williamson, 21 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday February 21st at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be on Saturday Feb 22nd, 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Pultneyville, New York.

Memorials may be made to the Mary Gooley Hemophilia Center 1415 Portland Ave. Rochester, New York 14621 or to a scholarship fund that will be set up in memory of John and Dorothy Benz given to a graduating Perry Central School senior who will be going into a teaching career. (Linda McGuire 4841 St. Rt. 20A. Warsaw, NY 14569). 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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