Local Matters

Recent comments

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

Age 77, of Batavia, died suddenly Monday, March 4, 2013 at his home. He was born July 23, 1935 in Warsaw, NY to the late Noman & Alice (Schweizer) Woolley.

Mr. Woolley was a 20 year Veteran of the United States Airforce having served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam, retiring as a Master Sergeant, upon his retirement from the service he worked many years for the National Weather Service. A quiet, humble man he enjoyed his dog, “Minnie”, had a great love for his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his beloved wife of over 40 years, Sanae (Shimoda) Woolley of Batavia; loving daughter, Sandra (Robert) Oddo of Batavia and their children, Joseph & Jacob Oddo; loving son, Walter Woolley of New Jersey and his children, Joshua & Kristin Woolley; 5 sisters, Marlene (Chuck) Volk of Holland, Patricia (Nelson) Merlau of OH, Sandra (William) Franczak of Holland, Marcy Woolley of Dunkirk and Jackie (Dick) Henneberger of KY along with many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends are invited to share thoughts, memories and celebrate the life of Richard at 12 Noon on Friday March 8, 2013 at the Dibble Family Center 4124 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a luncheon will follow at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York 14021 and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

Virginia H. Barone, 85 of Batavia passed away on March 5, 2013 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. She was born on August 30, 1927 in Batavia to the late Lawrence (Ruby Beckwith) Hopp. Mrs. Barone was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church. She enjoyed knitting and sewing. Mrs. Barone is preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles Barone Jr. (May 19, 2000).

She is survived by her sons David (Shawn) of Batavia; Daniel (Theresa) of Rochester; Michael (Sheryl) Barone of CT; sister Suzanne (Earl) Dorman of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday March 8, 2013 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.      

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to East Side Nursing Home 62 Prospect Street Warsaw, NY 14569 or to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street 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.

Age 52, of Batavia, a former local printer passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, in the presence of his loved ones at his home. He was born November 3, 1960 in Buffalo the third of eight children, to Mary (Wangler) Young of Pembroke and the late great Jack Young, he was a brother to the late David Young who died in 2012.

A graduate of Alexander High School he lived for his family and friends. He worked at numerous printing establishments in the WNY area and achieved the position of plant manager. Marty was a musician, DJ, comedic extraordinaire and entertainer. He created and performed in numerous haunted houses.

Surviving along with his mother, Mary; his beloved wife, Christine (Bove) Young of Batavia; loving children Nigel and Lindsey of Batavia and Adrian of West Virginia; brothers, John (Tammy) of Niagara Falls, Joe (Lori) of Basom and Andrew (Denise) of Batavia; sisters, Constance (Jim) Fritschi of N. Tonawanda, Loretta (Alan) Kurek and Amy (Jack) Chmielowiec both of Batavia; sister-in-law Dawn Young of PA; mother-in-law, Ann Bove of Attica along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday March 9 at the Beachhead VFW Post, 3188 Broadway Road, Alexander, NY. In keeping with Marty’s wishes, a comfortable party to celebrate his life will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Age 91, of Batavia, NY died peacefully Thursday (February 28, 2103) at the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was born on September 18, 1921 in Maryville, TN to the late James E. & Anna White Sr.

Jim was a self-employed consultant and also the proprietor of Mr. Decal on Swan Street. A Marine Veteran of WWII, a recipient of the Purple Heart he also attended the Grace Baptist Church and had a love for dogs especially his own. 

Survivors include his beloved wife, Constance “Connie” (Marone) White of Batavia; 6 children, Sherre (Vic) Maile, Linda White, Susan Probst, Karen Rogers, Greg White, Judy Sowers; 3 step-children Larry, Robert and Patricia Merritt; 13 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, several great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews. 

Family and friends may visit from 10 – 12 Noon on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral and military services will follow at 12:00 Noon. Memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York 14021. Entombment will be in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF JAMES E. WHITE JR. IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

Marie R. Fragnito, 58, of Batavia, died Friday (March 1, 2013) at Crossroads House in Batavia.

She was born in Batavia on February 21, 1955, a daughter of Josephine Fragnito of Batavia and the late Mario Fragnito.

Ms. Fragnito was an executive secretary at the former Jones Chemical Co. of Caledonia and was currently employed as an Executive Administrative Assistant at ARC in Batavia.  Her greatest joy was being with her grand daughters.

She is survived by her mother, her daughter Vanessa Aquino of Batavia, 3 grandaughters, Makennah, Nakylie and Kamela.  Her sister and brother in law, Patricia and Richard Funke of Rochester,  brother and sister in law, Joseph and Patricia Fragnito of Batavia.  Nieces, Melissa Funke Mahar, and Jamie Fragnito, many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her nephew Richard J. Funke.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Sunday from 1 - 3 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.

Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the family for distribution to various charities.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

Corfu - Donald M. Chittenden, 60, of Corfu, passed away Thursday (February 28, 2013) at the Batavia Veterans Hospital.

Don was born July 24, 1952, in Batavia, a son of Myron Chittenden and the late Elaine (Schmidt) Chittenden. He worked at farming in his younger years and then worked for the Town of Pembroke Highway Department. Don served in the United States Army. Don was the husband of Jill M. (Bower) Chittenden, who passed away January 15, 2010.

Along with his Dad, surviving are Don's children; Jessica Chittenden and Edward (Shelly) Chittenden;  grandchildren; Devon Sargent, Drake Sargent, Savannah Sargent, Edison Chittenden, Molly Chittenden and Evelyn Chittenden; his brothers and sisters, Chris Chittenden, Frank (Sue) Chittenden, Betty Chittenden and Emily (John) Koch. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.

 

Nancy E. Hall, 67, of Batavia, died Thursday (February 28, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born in Ossining, NY on May 25, 1945, a daughter of the late David and Violet Donkin Harris. 

Mrs. Hall was an accountant, payroll officer and buyer expeditor for the former Eaton-Yale & Towne Corp. of Batavia.

Nancy was a very talented musician being an accomplished piano player.  She loved flower gardens and reading about England.

Surviving is her husband, Larry Hall.  A daughter and son in law, Jan and Bob Vanklootwyk of Agoura Hills, CA,  a son, Michael Hall of Batavia and a step daughter and son in law, Dawn and Mark Shaw of Attica.

Those desiring may made memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Genesee County Unit, and P.O. Box 365, Batavia, NY 14020.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Services will be at a date to be announced.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Batavia - Joanne Topolski, 57, of Batavia,  died Tuesday (February 26, 2013) at Strong Hospital after a lengthy illness. 

She was born on May 23, 1955, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Topolski.

Enjoying life as an avid horse and cow show person in her younger years,  Joanne also enjoyed painting, drawing, baking, and crafts.
Joanne's love of teaching began at St. Joseph’s School teaching 6th grade and Jr. High, and continued instruction in social studies at Batavia Middle School and Batavia High School.  Joanne retired after a total of 17 years in education.

She is the beloved sister of Carol & Rosalie Topolski, Nick (Lisa) DiFalco, and niece of Theresa Williams and Joanne Mazur, along with the loving care of Shirley Farley & Barb Zalar.

There are no calling hours.  A Christian mass will be held at Mary Immaculate Church, Rt. 63, E. Bethany on Friday at 5 p.m. 

Following the services, everyone is invited to the family home.

Monetary donations may be sent to the family for a scholarship in memory of Joanne for a graduating senior at Batavia High School.

John Cody Printup, 82, of Batavia, died Tuesday (February 26, 2013) at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in the Town of Alabama on June 13, 1930 a son of the late Cody and Florence Patterson Printup.

Mr. Printup was retired from Iron Workers Union Local # 33 in Rochester.  He served with the US Army during the Korean War and was the recipient of the United States Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and a  Purple Heart.

Surviving is his wife, Dorothy M. White Printup, three daughters, Patricia (Gerard) Potrzebowski of Batavia, Jody L. Printup of Batavia and Mary B. Printup of Batavia.  A son, John C. Printup Jr. of Batavia.  Four grandchildren, Naomi (Jeff) Hansen, Angus Abrams, Brett Judd and Aaron Printup.  A great grandson, Drew Hansen.   He was the father of the late Laurie Printup Judd and brother of the late, Arlene Logan, Patricia Logan, Gerald "Jim" Printup, Shirley Gaye Pritt, James "Flo" Printup and Neal Printup.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, fond memories and condolences with the family on Thursday from 4 - 8 pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where services will be Friday at 10am with Rev. Robert Dean officiating.   Interment will be in Grand View Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Those desiring may make memorials to The Chosin Few, C/O Frank Kaiser, 421 Lynnhaven Dr. Charleston, W. VA   25302.    

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

Suzanne Rene Poodry, 65, of Batavia, died Tuesday (February 25, 2013) at Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Buffalo on January 24, 1948, a daughter of the late Royden and Julia Crouse Poodry.

Ms. Poodry was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton Business Institute and attended SUNY Buffalo.  She was an office worker for Strippitt Co. in Akron for many years.

Surviving are two sisters, Janice (Guy) Falcone of So. Weymouth, MA and Wilma (Angelo) Ianni of Akron.  A nephew, Anthony (Stormy) Falcone and a niece, Deborah (Matt) Bace.  She is the sister of the late, Neal Poodry.

Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR AND PROPRIETOR.

Pages

Copyright © 2008-2022 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button

News Break