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schumacher_thomas_-_photo1.jpgThomas W. Schumacher, 80 of Akron, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (November 28, 2020) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

He was born July 18, 1940 in Batavia, NY, son of the late Francis and Arline Staebell Schumacher

Tom was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving his country from 1957-1960. He was employed by Strippit in Akron for over 45 years prior to his retirement. Tom enjoyed woodworking and over the years made over 50 jewelry boxes for family and friends. Most of all, he enjoyed his family especially his grandchildren who will have many memories of him roller blading, camping and spending special times with them.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sharon Lederhouse Schumacher of Akron. Children, Wayne (Cheri) Schumacher of Akron, Pebbles (Michael) Hess of North Carolina, Paul (Michelle) Schumacher of Florida, Katherine (Charles) Turner of Alden, Andrea (Ron) Dawydko of Akron and Angela (William) Earle of Akron. Siblings, Francis (Norma) Schumacher of Akron, John (Karen) Schumacher of Akron, Teresa (Richard) Warner of Akron, Joseph (Cheryl) Schumacher of Cheektowaga and Anthony (Mary Jo) Schumacher of Akron. Also survived by son in-law, Brian Blakeslee, 24 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Darlene Blakeslee and brother of the late Marie Schumacher.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (Dec. 2nd) and Thursday (Dec. 3rd) from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 10am at St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, 5771 Buell St., Akron.

Please be understanding of the possible wait times to enter the funeral home due to covid-19 regulations.

Burial with military honors will be held in St. Teresa’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Newstead Fire Dept., 5691 Cummings Rd., Akron, NY 14001. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

flowersunset.jpgPauline F. “Kitty” Caselli, 88 of Bennington, formerly of Hamburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born January 15, 1932 in Lackawanna, to the late Thomas (Mary) Cott. She is preceded in death by a sister Loretta (Bronislau) Wedzina.

Mrs. Caselli owned and operated South Park Nurseries in Hamburg with her husband Dante. She worked for many years at Darien Lake Theme Park.

Mrs. Caselli is survived by her beloved husband Dante Caselli Sr., her children, Dante (Connie) Caselli Jr., Deena (John) Mack, Darrel (Cindy) Caselli, sister Connie (Richard) Bochenek, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.   

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bennington Fire Co, 1353 NY-354, Attica, NY 14011. 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 St., Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - Julieanne George, age 59, of Batavia passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Julieanne was born Saturday, September 23, 1961 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Jerome J. George and Doris M. Keem George.

Julieannne's family wishes to extend special thanks to the ICU at United Memorial Medical Center and to Tina Winters and her staff at the Ellicott Street Road and Ross Street group homes.

She is survived by her sisters;  Janet (late Thomas) Dwyer and Patricia (John Colagrande) Matla; her sister-in-law, Teresa George;  her nieces and nephews; Dennis Dwyer, Colleen (Patrick) Donegan, Lisa (Todd) Lenhart, Susan (Christopher) Schukin, Margaret (Scott) Niedzwiecki, Kathleen Dwyer, Carolyn (Stephen) Babcock, Brian Dwyer, Nina (Tony) White and Jerome P. George along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She is predeceased by her brother, John George.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery. A public Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish – St. Cecilia’s Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield will be scheduled at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Mary Anne Graney Memorial Scholarship in care of ARC of Genesee Orleans, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Julieanne’s name, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

Leslie D. Wotherspoon, 85, of Darien, NY passed away on Saturday November 28, 2020 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Buffalo on March 29, 1935 to the late David and Katherine (Neidermeyer) Wotherspoon. In addition to his parents, Leslie is predeceased by a brother; Clark Wotherspoon and sister, Janet Holmes.

After serving in the Naval Reserves, Leslie opened an auto shop in Buffalo. He moved to a career in real estate and became an owner of L.A. Grant Realty. Leslie enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and hunting.

He is survived by his daughter; Kim (Jason) Long of Corfu; a granddaughter Norah Long.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Akron American Legion 9 Eckerson Ave. Akron, NY 14001. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

betyaward.jpgBetty A. Ward, 67 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Friday, November 27, 2020 at Premier Genesee in Batavia. She was born July 16, 1953 in Wellsville, NY to the late Merle (Marjorie Gardner) Butler. She is preceded in death by her beloved son Charles Ward.

Betty worked at Genesee Community College.

Surviving is her daughter Marjorie (Mike) Richmond of Batavia; brothers Bob Butler of Kendall and David Butler of NJ, grandchildren Graydon and Morgan Richmond; along with 3 nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will immediately follow calling hours at 1:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, Kendall.

Memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

Shirley A.  Scofield, 86, of Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Shirley was born October 22, 1934 in Alabama, a daughter of the late Burdett and Lillian (Wagner) Newton.

A founding and active member of the Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, Shirley loved being with her family.

Surviving are her husband, Everett Scofield; daughters, Deborah (Greg) Smart of Marysville, PA, Lori (Fred) Aquina of Batavia and Sandra Smart of Alabama; a sister, Janice (late Leo) Snyder of Alabama; grandchildren, Hillary (Nicholas) Amici, Jacob Smart, Joel Hiscutt, Danielle Hiscutt, Lydia Aquina, Tiffanie (Dave) Amerine, Haven Smart, Tucker (Tara) Smart and Corde Smart; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Alexander, Aurora, Elija, Josiah, Bentley and Colton and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor Goldsmith and Geraldine Hawley.

A private service will be held for immediate family with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.  Shirley will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, 5329 South Gravel Road, Medina, NY 14103.  

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements for Shirley were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

Dale A. Krawczyk, 69 of Attica, was peacefully welcomed into heaven on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born April 24, 1951 in Buffalo, to the late Herman (Rita Witczak) Krawczyk.

Mr. Krawczyk retired as a Sargent from Wyoming Correctional Facility.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Jane (Hamill) Krawczyk of Attica, brothers Brian (Carin) Krawczyk and Darren (Christine) Krawczyk; sister-in-law Cheryl Peplin; brothers-in-law Ed Jr., Jerry, Duane, Tim, Russell and Jay Hamill; along with many nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to Wyoming County Homecare & Hospice Inc. 450 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 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 St., Attica, New York 14011.

Oakfield - Robert A.  Gerould, age 86, of Oakfield, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Gerould was born November 12th, 1934 in Batavia, a son of the late Gordon Gerould and Florence George Gerould.

Mr. Gerould retired from Graham Manufacturing in 2000. An avid bowler, his family camped at the Conesus Lake Campground for 54 years.

His wife, Karol Nye Gerould, passed away in 2008.

Surviving are four sons; Richard Gerould of Allegany County, David Gerould of Oakfield, Michael Gerould of Oakfield and  Jeff (Sherry) Gerould of Pembroke; four grandchildren; Jessica Gerould, Stephanie Gerould, Chad Gerould and Amanda Gerould; three great-grandchildren; Katelyn, Erica and Emily Gerould; his sister; JoAnn Hyde of Florida; his brother; Edward Gerould along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, David Gerould.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, New York 14125.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Samantha Ann Mangas on Saturday November 21, 2020, at the age of 54 years.  She passed peacefully with her brother, Matthew, by her side and her mother and siblings on the phone.

She will be lovingly remembered by her Mother, Olive Larson, Her siblings: Doug Mangas, Debbie Williams, Lisa Gershenson, Jessica Jaeger, Matthew Mangas, Jim Mangas, and Rachel Moniz, and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews

She will also be dearly missed by, Tammy Stremovihtg and her dear friends, family, and caretakers at her Maple Avenue home.

She was predeceased by her loving sister Jennifer Mangas, her father Kenneth Mangas, Rocky Moniz, Kristen Malec-Mangas (nee Struzyk) and Richard Larkin.

Samantha Mangas was born in Wheaton, IL to Olive & Kenneth Mangas on November 1st, 1966. Born developmentally disabled, her family and friends seldom saw her limitations.  She could smile. She could laugh. She could love without condition. She could even drink more coffee than her Brother Matt.  Through her challenges, she gave us the gift of perspective and she taught us kindness and patience.

A private visitation at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home will be on December 1st, 2020.  Samantha will be laid to rest with her Grandparents at Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva NY.

Memorial Donations may be made in Samantha’s name to The Arc of Genesee Orleans  https://www.arcgo.org/donate Arc of Genesee Orleans offers support, advocacy, services, and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and their families in Genesee and Orleans counties.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Maple Avenue home for their care and compassion.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Anna Will Marciniak, age 98, of the Town of Barre, entered into rest at the Crossroads House of Batavia on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 with her loving family at her side.

Born on September 28, 1922 in Medina, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Benderwicz) Satkowski. Anna was a graduate of Medina High School class of 1940. She married the late Peter J. Will of Oakfield on June 20, 1941 and worked on their family farm on Ham Road in Oakfield. They produced cash crops, milk, broilers, turkeys and eggs. Her husband, Peter sadly died on July 10, 1967, 26 years later. She then worked at the Genesee Farms Bakery in Oakfield for many years. Anna enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, hummingbirds, playing on her kindle and cards. She married the late Martin B. Marciniak on April 23, 1977. She was a parishioner of the former St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Wheatville and upon its closure became a parishioner of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church in Oakfield.

Survivors include her three children, Peter J. (Judith) Will of Bellview, FL, Robert (Carol) Will of Oakfield and JoAnn (Dan) Haas of Oakfield; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Martha (late Leon) Simbida; brother, Richard (Barbara) Satkowski; also several nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents and first husband, Peter Will, Sr., she was predeceased by her second husband, Martin Marciniak in 2016; brothers, Anthony (Emma) Satkowski and Ben (Anna) Satkowski; and sisters, Valeria (John) Byledba and Helen (Joseph) Witkor.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Thaddeus Bocianowski on Monday, Nov. 30th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. Interment in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crossroads House of Batavia, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020 or to St. Padre Pio Parish. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

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