James B. Hanley 86 of Batavia died December 19, 2010 in United Memorial Medical Center. He was born March 4, 1924 in Fulton, NY a son of the late Bernard and Nora (Goss) Hanley. Mr. Hanley was retired from the City of Batavia School District where he taught Industrial Arts for 30 years and also taught Driver’s Education at the High School and Genesee Community College. He was a World War II Army Veteran, a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s). He was also a member of the former Elks Club, St. Nicholas Social Club, and a member of Veness Strollo Post 1602, Glenn S. Loomis Post #332 American Legion and the New York State Retired Teachers Association. Jim loved his garden and was a Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees Fan. He is preceded in death by his wife Norma O’Neil Hanley in 1996 and his brothers Paul, Lawrence, Gene and John Hanley.
He is survived by his sons James J. Hanley of Rochester and Kevin (Nancy) Hanley of Johnstown, NY. His dearest friend Rosemarie “Rosie” Lester of Batavia, 2 grandchildren Gary Call and Robert Kraemer survive along with nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call from 3 to 7 PM on Tuesday December 21, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday December 22 at 9:00AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, NY. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.