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Batavia - Mary Lou Stetka, 74, of Beaufort, North Carolina, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Cobble Hill Nursing Home in Brooklyn.

Mrs. Stetka was born May 21, 1947 in Batavia, a daughter of the late George and Wilma (Nutting) Johnson.

She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Batavia and earned a Bachelors in Education from the University of Massachusetts. She worked as an elementary and middle school teacher in California and Massachusetts, and as a substitute teacher in Orchard Park, NY. She and her husband, the late Daniel J. Stetka, co-founded a genetics laboratory, Diagenetics, in the 1990s. She managed the finances there until they closed the business in 2015. She loved historical literature, dogs (especially golden retrievers), antiques, baking, and genealogy. She is remembered lovingly for her generosity and exquisite taste.

Surviving are her son, Bret (Amanda) Stetka, of Garrison, New York; a granddaughter, Nico Stetka; brother, Mike (Sharyn) Johnson; sister, Suzanne (Simon) Prensky.

There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend Mary Lou's Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on January 10, 2022 at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Cure PSP (psp.org).

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Batavia - Tess Bonczyk, 91 of Batavia, passed away Monday evening (December 27, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center.

Tess graduated from Catherine McAuley School of Nursing in Batavia. She began her career of nursing as a scrub nurse at St. Jerome Hospital. She also worked at the former Genesee County Nursing Home, and retired from St. Luke’s Manor in Batavia.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Jerome Bonczyk, and Ronald (Debra) Bonczyk, I; a granddaughter, Toni (Brandon) Connolly and their children, Sydney and Keegan; a grandson, Ronald (Shannon) Bonczyk, II and their children, Connor, Corrine, and Reese.

A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Tess will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.Bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Linda A. Kirsop, 77 of Batavia, passed away on Friday, (December 31, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mrs. Kirsop was born June 28, 1944 in Medina, a daughter of the late Millard and Ellen Thompson.

Linda retired from the Genesee County Nursing Home where she worked as a CNA. She enjoyed playing online games, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. In her younger years she was an avid bowler. Linda was a caregiver at heart and truly enjoyed caring for others.

Surviving are her husband, Timothy P. Kirsop of Batavia; children, Charles (Debbie) Weaver, Scott (Cathy) Weaver, Tina (Rich) Hagen all of Batavia; Todd Weaver of Middleport, and Josh (Stephanie) Kirsop of Henrietta; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; along with several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bailey Weaver; great-grandson, Landon Taylor; brother, Raymond Thompson; sisters, Lois (late Ben) Starr, Loretta (late Jerry) Martino, Mary (late Al) Smith, and Katie Feldman.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, (January 6, 2022)  from 5 to 7 p.m.  at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia, where Linda 's Funeral Service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of the donor's choice. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Daniel Julian Plapus. 74, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021.

He was born July 26, 1947 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Julian Plapus and Sophie Kowalczyk Plapus.

He resided in Batavia, NY, Conesus Lake, NY and Bonita Springs, FL.

He was “invited” as he would say to join the Army in 1969, where he proudly fought for our country and served with the 5th Mechanized Armor Division known as the Red Diamond in the Vietnam War.  He was humbled to be supporting the Marines along the DMZ line. He was awarded several medals including the Bronze Star. He seldom spoke of his time in Vietnam, but on one rare occasion, he noted one of the proudest moments in his life was that no one under his leadership lost their lives.

He earned a journeyman pipefitter status, working first at Doehler-Jarvis, then joining General Motors Rochester Products, and retiring from General Motors Tonawanda/Buffalo in 2008. 

He was a member of VFW Post 1602 serving as quartermaster for 24 years, American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He volunteered at the St. Joseph’s Church Lawn Fete for several years. He also volunteered at Notre Dame High School, and helped coach his daughter’s soccer team.

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Joan Elmore Plapus, his precious daughter, Danielle Plapus (Christopher George) of Buffalo, NY and his beloved granddaughter Roane George. His “girls” were the pride and joy of his life! He was happiest when they were with him, and cherished the time they spent together traveling the world. His last overseas trip was to show his granddaughter his ancestral roots in Poland. 

Other survivors include his sister, Gloria (late Vincent) Gautieri, his brother, David Plapus; brother-in-law, Dennis Elmore (Diane Hale); sisters-in-law, Carol (Glenn) Hilchey, Peggy (Larry) White, and Cindy Elmore; family pets including Linus the Great Dane and Fat Louie the cat, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no calling hours due to COVID. The family will celebrate his life at Mass when conditions permit. He will be laid to rest in Western New York National Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be sent to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his name please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia- Cinnomon Shyneque Shepherd, age 26, was called to Heaven by the Angels on December 22, 2021.

She was born on May 9, 1995 to the proud parents of Nathaniel Shepherd, Jr. and Jacqueline Colleen Shepherd in Batavia.

Cinnomon loved life and enjoyed seeing everyone around her enjoying her life with her. Cinnomon was an awesome mother and when her son Javari came into the room her face automatically light up. Cinnomon loved to sing in the church choir and praise dance. Waging War was her favorite song to praise dance to. Cinnomon’s mom gave her the nickname of Muffy and as she grew older she became Badd Cinnomon which was her own special logo.

Cinnomon is survived by her son, Javari Shamar Shepherd; mother, Jacqueline C. Shepherd; father, Nathaniel Shepherd, Jr.; brothers, Naquan J. Shepherd, Tyler S. Williams, Camron Shepherd and Shurodd Shepherd, all of Batavia, and Derrick Dunning of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters, Imahni M. Floyd of Batavia, Shalaya Dunning and Karyanna Bell of Columbia, South Carolina; three nephews, Kaison, KyZimere and Savion and one niece Nova, all of Batavia; her grandmother, Alberta Williams of Bradenton, Florida; her grandfather, Nathaniel Shepherd, Sr., special friends, Sjohnai McCarthy and Porchea Ford of Syracuse and Keyanna Gibson; a special loving aunt, Keitha Shepherd and a host of cousins uncles, aunts and loved ones.

She is predeceased by her great-great grandmother, Lucille Williams, great-grandmother, Margaret Shannon and her mother-in-law, Carolyn Shepherd.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 516 Ellicott Street, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

lazarony1.jpgHorace J. Lazarony Jr., 90 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (December 28, 2021) at Premier Genesee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born September 26, 1931 in Dunkirk, NY, a son of the late Horace J. Lazarony Sr. and Winifred Doyle Lazarony.

Horace was the owner for over 25 years of the former Kentucky Fried Chicken which was located on East Main St. in Batavia. He was an avid horseback trail rider and enjoyed camping. He loved his family and cherished time spent with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, David (Mary) Lazarony of PA, Jay (Donna) Lazarony of Batavia, Jerry Lazarony of Ohio, Ruth (Joe) Jensen of Avon and James (Diana) Lazarony of Corfu. Sister, Janet Lazarony of Florida. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane Minich Lazarony. Brothers, Joseph Lazarony and John Lazarony.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (January 3rd) from 5-8pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

golino_rose_-_photo1.jpgRose M. Golino, 95 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (December 29, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born June 7, 1926 in Utica, NY, a daughter of the late Francesco and Vincenza Girinei Pensiero.

Rose was retired from Clairol Cosmetic Co. in Connecticut and moved to Batavia, NY to be closer to family about 15 years ago. She was a strong, caring and kind hearted person who loved her family. They were the center of her life and will be missed dearly.

She was predeceased by her husband, Antonio Golino and brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her children, Cecilia (Frank) Chesnick of Batavia, Antonio (Andrea) Golino III of Byron and Vincenza (Ashraf) Ammar of Batavia. Sisters in-law, Victoria Pensiero and Mary Golino, both of Stamford, CT. Also survived and cherished by 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation and funeral services will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Darien, CT.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

baer_anna_-_photo1.jpgAnna Louise Baer, 88 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Thursday (December 30, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born January 1, 1933 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Arthur and Nellie Gage Gould.

Survivors include her children, Jackie (Craig) Washabaugh of Frankfort, KY, Martin Baer Jr., Michael (Loretta) Baer and Richard Baer, all of Batavia. Sister, Charlotte Draper of Batavia. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Nora Wenzel and Ailene Wenzel and predeceased by 4 sisters and a brother.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (January 4th) from 4-7pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7pm. Graveside services will be Wednesday, 11am at Elmwood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrerwfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Dorothy Ann “D.A.” Jamalkowski, 88 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Friday (December 31, 2021) at United memorial Medical Center.

She was born May 13, 1933 in Batavia, a daughter of the late David and Dorothy Volz Walters.

She was a former bookkeeper for Terry Hills Golf Course prior to her retirement.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Raymond Jamalkowski of Batavia. Son, Tom Jamalkowski of Batavia. Brother, William (Judith) Walters of Macedon and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfunralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Gerald during this holiday season on December 30, 2021.  He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (Rathbun) Blind; his brothers, Donald (Doris), Roland (Loraine), Edward (Caroline) and James (Shirley) Blind.

He is survived by his sister Patricia Marciano; his son Stephen (Pam) Blind and daughter Patricia (Edward) Dries; Grandchildren; Joshua (Denise) Dries, Cassandra (Jason) Bleuer, Melissa (Jeremy) Wannike, Christopher (Rebecca) Blind, and Michael (Candace) Blind; several great grandchildren; nieces, Virginia Tress, Susan (Michael) Martin; nephews, Jim Blind, Kevin Blind, Bob (Patricia) Blind, Bill Blind, Larry (Teresa) Blind, Tom (Mary) Blind, John, Edward, and Daniel Bielaski; and his good friend David Hurlbutt.

Gerald was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. When he returned home he started his career and retired with Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E).  Gerald enjoyed his time in the Amish Country of Pennsylvania and offered up his time to chauffeur the elderly to their appointments in Tel Hai. Gerald was a New York Yankees fan, loved automobiles, country music, minced pie, and staying warm in good flannel clothes.

No prior visitation. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Greece. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House at www.crossroadshouse.com. Online condolences at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arr. by H.E. Turner & Co. Inc., 51 S. Lake Ave., Bergen.

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