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Alice Barniak, 92, of Oakfield, died Friday (January 4, 2013) at her residence.

She was born in Buffalo on June 4, 1920 a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Wozniak Siewierski.

Her husband Michael Barniak died on October 8, 2007.

Mrs. Barniak was a member of Ascension Parish and enjoyed working around her home, flower gardening and sewing. She was retired from the former GTE Sylvania Co. where she worked as an assembler.

Surviving are her children: Anthony (Elaine) Barniak of Byron, Ann (Earl) Roth of Elba and Jeanne (Tom) Covington of Ocala, FL.  Seven grandchildren: David (Lisa) Barniak, Wendy (Greg) Boetcher, Janice (John) Scott, Erik Roth, Jill (Timothy) Yasses, Karen Roth and Alan Roth. A sister, Gertrude Mason of Batavia. Twelve great grand-children and several nieces and nephews also survive along with her dog "Lady".

She is the mother of the late David Barniak who died in 1943, grandmother of the late Sheryl Covington who died in 1977 and
sister of the late: Rose Tomaszewski, Clara Klimczak, Florence Russell, Regina Dixon and Irene Wenzka.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Wednesday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  where prayers will be at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) with Rev. Eugene Slomba as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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.

Ruth Marjorie Fronk, 97 of Batavia died Wednesday Jan. 3, 2013 at home. She was born in Albany, NY April 11, 1915 and had been a Batavia resident since 1945. She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corp in WWII; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia; taught with Literacy Volunteers; was on the YMCA Board of Directors. As an Artist She belonged to many local and regional art groups as well as Longboat Key Florida; winning many art awards over the years. She was preceded in death by her husband James William Fronk (1963) and her son Jonathan Robert Fronk (1995).

She is survived by her children James A. Fronk and Deborah (Frank) Vanlandingham; her step daughter Diane (Richard) Platt; cherished granddaughters Katherine (Ted) Fronk Clark, Alyssa Fronk, and Jonna Fronk: great-grandson James Clark and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday Jan. 7, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia 300 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 on Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. For more information 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.                    

Blair was born in Brockport, New York on January 18, 1930 a son of the late E. Landis and Helen Blackford True. Mr. True was a graduate of Spencerport High School and Cornell University. He was a dairy farmer for many years with his family in Spencerport and moved to Perry in 1979 to operate True Farms with his sons. He was a town justice for 25 years with the Town of Perry. Blair was a member of the First Congregational Church of Perry Center, he was a former President of the Churchville Chili School board, a trustee for the Maple Grove Cemetery in Ogden, a member of the Farm Bureau, Dairyman’s League and Holstein Club. When he could find time for himself and family he enjoyed hunting, boating on Lake Ontario, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, ballooning, horses, and enjoying their cottage on Conesus lake. He is preceded in death by a sister Jane Richards.

He is survived by his wife; Ruth E. Mosholder True whom he married on September 11, 1954, 2 daughters; Nancy (Philip Harnden) McGuire of Spencerport and Ellen True of Livonia, 4 sons; Glenn (Amy) True of Perry, Jeffrey (Stacia) True of Perry, Brian (Diane) True of Perry and Barry (Sharon) True of Warsaw, 2 cousins; Beverly Brazill of Ca. and John Hawkins of Va.,14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Sunday Jan. 6th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry. Services will be held on Mon. Jan. 7th at 10am at the First Congregational Church of Perry Center with the Rev. David Schoobridge officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ogden, NY.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, NY 14530 or to the First Congregational Church 7205 Rt. 20A Perry, New York 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Bruce R. Branton, 73 of Batavia passed away after a short illness on January 2, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born February 7, 1939 in Batavia to the late Robert T. Branton and the late Dorothy (Ray) Hamilton. Bruce was retired from Grand View Cemetery. He loved riding on his scooter with his dog Heidi and his friend Bruce around the city. Bruce also enjoyed taking his dog to the Genesee County Nursing Home to visit the residents including Everett. Mr. Branton is preceded in death by his daughter Tammy L. Branton in 1998; brother-in-law Chuck Keech; sister-in-law Margie Schum. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Peggy (Keech) Branton of Batavia; brother Gary (Nancy) Hamilton of GA; sister Jean (Steve) Zajaczkowski of Batavia; sister-in-law Jean (Mike) West of Gasport; brothers-in-law Alan Keech of Batavia; Maynard Schum of Varysburg; along with many nieces and nephews. Special friends Kelly & Trevor Day & family; Grant  & Dolan Matla & family.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee County Nursing Home Activities Fund 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.
 

Evelyn was born in Bliss, New York on August 1, 1917 a daughter of the late Allen J. and Gertrude Helser McCall.She was a graduate of Bliss High School where she was the class valedictorian. She worked with her late husband on the family farm until his death in 1966. She was a member of the Castile Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star in Pike, Ladies Luncheon Club of the Hermitage Baptist Church and the Senior Citizens Club in Pike. Evelyn enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, embroidery work, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Ellsworth M. Flint who died on March 3, 1966 and a granddaughter Lori Stevenson who died in 2010.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Marion (Paul Baker) Wagner of Castile, Marilyn (Gerald) Fuller of Gainesville, 2 adopted grandsons; Douglas (Linda) Flint, Jeffrey (Teresa) Flint both of Pike, 2 grandchildren; Lisa (Brian Deel) Stidfole of Conesus, Bradley Stevenson of Gainesville, 9 great grandchildren; Eric, Daniel, Steven, Robert, Jessica, Rachael, Cody, Stacy and Kelly, and 2 great great grandchildren; Kyra and Addison.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday January 5th from 11am-2 pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow visitation at 2:00pm at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Gainesville, NY.

Memorials may be made to the Pike Rescue Squad or to the Eastside Nursing Home. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

Lorraine M. Murray, went to be with her Lord and personal savior Jesus Christ on December 21, 2012. She graduated from high school near Roanoke, VA and then went on to graduate from Monroe Community College where she received her associates degree in Business Management and Accounting.

She is survived by her husband Charles S. Hoover; long time friend Thomas A. Alexander; sister Diana Aesy, niece Victoria Aesy, nephew Charles Aesy III, aunt Jeanette Ellis, son Mr. & Mrs. Shawn M. Hoover, many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, along with her extended family and friends at the LeRoy Heritage Manor.

A Celebration of Life in Christ Our Lord and Savior will take place on Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:00 PM at the LeRoy Heritage Manor 8678 Lake Street Rd. LeRoy, New York 14482.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information please call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Age 97, of Batavia, formerly of Greece, NY, died peacefully Tuesday January 1, 2013 at the Batavia Health Care Center, her family at her side. She was born March 28, 1915 in South Livonia, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Sharp) Grant. She was also preceded in death by brothers Ulysses S. (Red), John, Barney and Bill Grant.

Marjorie lived a wonderful active life, enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her many, many dear friends. She was a member of the Wayland Methodist Church.

Surviving are her loving children, sons, Ernest (Norma) Herington of Lima, Roger Herington of TN; daughters Virginia (Harry) Tesch of Corfu, Nancy (Leland) Durkee of Honeoye and Beverly Ross of PA; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a 11:00 AM Memorial Service Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Memorials in Marjorie's memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice; burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, South Livonia. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

The Herington family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Batavia Health Care Center for the kind, caring and compassionate care given to Marjorie during her brief stay.

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

Leonard P. Campobello, 100 of Clarence, formerly of Batavia died January 2, 2013 at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehab Center in Clarence. He was born November 30, 1912 in Batavia to the late Salvatore (Margaret Mondo) Campobello. Mr. Campobello was a farmer for many years. He was a past member of Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, the St. Nicholas Club and the Elks Club. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Viola M. (Wasnock) Campobello who passed in 2005; siblings Josephine (Ross) Campesi; James Campobello; Russell (Mary Vangalio) Campobello; Mary (Charles) Sciacca; Sam (Mary Tassone) Campobello; Sadie Gennaro; Harry and Rosario Campobello.  

He is survived by a brother-in-law Anthony Gennaro, sister-in-law Mary Campobello along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Prayers will be recited 10:15 AM on Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehab Center 10570 Bergtold Road Clarence, NY 14031. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Irene was born in Buffalo, New York a daughter of the late John and Victoria Rynkowski Domachowski. Irene worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, Perry Herald - Perry Pennysaver , helped her parents at the Commodore Hotel and volunteered at the Holy Apostles thrift store. She was a 35 year member of the Holly Apostles Episcopal Church in Perry, a member of the Perry Garden Club, and Perry Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed oil painting, various crafts, and playing bingo. She is preceded in death by sisters Genevieve Canby and Loretta "Lori" Domachowski, aunt Josephine DeAfflito.

She is survived by her son Robert Renz of Dallas, TX, 2 nephews; John Canby of Rancho Cordova, Ca. and Michael Canby of Hailey, Ok. along with many friends.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on January 5th, 2013 at the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Perry at 10 A.M. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011 or the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church 88 S. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information please call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 
 

 

Stafford - Blanche E. Wetzel, 92, of Stafford, passed away Wednesday, (December 26, 2012) at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Wetzel was born March 20, 1920 in Morganville, a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret (Lesner) Hawker.

She was a long time member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Stafford and one of the founding members of the Stafford Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  Blanche enjoyed collecting and making dolls and bears.  She also liked to spend time doing needle point and crocheting.

She is the wife of the late John Wetzel, who died in 1984.

Surviving are a son, Ronald (Patricia) Wetzel of MD, a daughter, Eleanor (late David) Scott of LeRoy, grandchildren, James Wetzel of MD, Carolyn (Andrew) Meyer of CO, Julie (Jonathan) Kopp of MD, and AnneMarie Wetzel of MD; nieces, , Brenda Wetzel of Batavia, Dora (David) Henry of Stafford, Carrie Booth of Akron, Margaret Dillon of LeRoy.  6 great-grandchildren also survive.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph (late Edith) Hawker, Marshall (late Sarah) Hawker, Clifford Hawker and Joseph Hawker; and her sister, Mabel (late James) Baker.  

Friends may call on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Blanche’s Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6188 Route 5, Stafford, NY 14143.  Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford.  Plese leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

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