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Thomas P. McNally, 43 of Batavia, NY died September 2, 2010 peacefully at his home. Born January 16, 1967 in Batavia, New York son of the late Leo H. McNally and Shirley W. (Wood) McNally of Batavia. 
 
Thomas was an Army Veteran, avid Yankee Fan who loved to hunt and fish. He leaves behind many friends. Preceded in death by a brother in law the late Frank Glow. 
 
He is survived by his brothers James R. McNally, Michael L. (Michelle) McNally and a sister Maureen Glow all of Batavia. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. 
 
Friends may call on Wednesday September 8, 2010 from 11AM to 12 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon  at the Funeral Home immediately following calling hours. Burial at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. 
 
The family suggests memorials to Amyloidosis Support Groups, Inc, 232 Orchard Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191.   For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Batavia - Mrs. Marion I. Goodwin, 84, of Batavia, retired office manager for Prudential Life Insurance Company in Batavia, died Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Goodwin was born July 16, 1926 in Byron, a daughter of the late Floyd and Leora Gebhardt Blood.
 
A longtime member of the Assembly of God Church in Batavia, she was very involved in her church's activities and her "church family". She enjoyed doing word search puzzle and needlepoint.
 
Survivors include two sons, Wayne (Marlene) Goodwin of Henrietta and Douglas Goodwin of Batavia; her grandson, Douglas Goodwin, Jr. of Batavia; her brother, Myron (Jesse) Blood of Newfane; two sisters, Frances Samborski of Rochester and Florence Jannain of Batavia; dear friends Patricia and Francis Brunner and several nieces and nephews.
 
She is the mother of the late Paul E. Goodwin who died September 27, 2002 and David R. Goodwin who died January 10, 2007 and sister of the late Harold F. Blood and Catherine Sage.
 
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Batavia Assembly of God, 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery, Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Assembly of God Church, 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 
 
 Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Alabama - Mrs. Erma Maxwell, 82, a retired school bus driver for 28 years at Oakfield-Alabama Central School, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia following a brief illness.

Mrs. Maxwell was born November 12, 1927 in Alabama, the daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Rein) Hall.

She was a member of the Alabama-Basom Methodist Church; a wedding photographer for many years and loved spending time with family and friends. Her favorite pastime was solving jigsaw puzzles.

Her husband, Glen (Rusty) Maxwell died 2006.

Survivors include two sisters, Nina Hall of Batavia and Ruth (Earl) Geer of Alexander and two sisters-in-law, Jane Hall and Verna Hall, both of Basom and nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was the sister of the late Lloyd and Everett Hall.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Alabama Cemetery. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Alabama - Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church St., Alabama. Memorials may be made to Alabama Fire Department, P.O. Box 798, Basom, New York 14013 or the Alabama - Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church Street, Alabama, New York 14003.

Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Maxine A. Grasso, 68, of Batavia, retired food service manager at Notre Dame High School in Batavia, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Grasso was born June 21, 1942 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Max and Eugenia Halor Baszczynski.

A member of Ascension Parish and their Altar and Rosary Society, Mrs. Grasso enjoyed traveling with her husband.

She loved her grandchildren and her Notre Dame “family” where she devoted much of her time.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jerome Grasso; her children,  Nancy (Michael) Piscitillo of Boston, New York,  Lisa (Steven) Grice of Batavia and Jay (Hope) Grasso of LeRoy; her son-in-law, John Netter of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Matthew and Cara Piscitillo of Boston, New York,  Alex and Casey Grice of Batavia and  Zachary, Nicholas and Hailey Grasso of LeRoy; her brother, Robert (Marge) Baszczynski of Utah; her sister, Christine (Stan) Radwan of Evans and several nieces and nephews.

She is the mother of the late Nadine M. Grasso-Netter who died January 29, 2009.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Ascension Parish - St. Anthony's Church, 122 Liberty Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 Daniel E. Skivington, Sunday, August 29, 2010, at age 55.

He is a son of Elizabeth (Yeoman) Skivington of Rochester and the late Leon Skivington. Mr. Skivington was a machinist at Rochester Products.  

Surviving along with his mother are two sons, D.J. Skivington of Batavia and Jason Skivington of Chili; a daughter, Lindsay Skivington of Chili; a sister, Susan Skivington of Chili; his ex-wife Rhonda Skivington of Byron and several nieces and nephews. 

He is a brother of the late Michael Skivington.

There are no prior calling hours and services will be private. Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

 

mogavero.jpgKathleen A. (Rybarczyk) Mogavero, 62 of West Seneca, NY died August 29, 2010 at the Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park. Born July 3, 1948 in Buffalo, NY she is daughter of the late William J. (Harriet A. Marsh) Gohr. 

Mrs. Mogavero was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church. She graduated from Meyer Memorial Nursing School and practiced as a Registered Nurse at many hospitals in the Buffalo area before retiring from Health Care Plan in West Seneca. Preceded in death by her first husband Kenneth Rybarczyk. 

She is survived by her husband Charles M. Mogavero of West Seneca; son Scott (Melissa) Rybarczyk of Buffalo; daughter Lisa J. Rybarczyk of Buffalo; step-son Samuel (Kristie) Mogavero of Hamburg; step-daughter Janine (Brian) Wilson of IN; mothers-in-law Irene Piesczynski of West Seneca; Mary Mogavero of Batavia; she was the sister of Clayton (Carol) Gohr of Orchard Park; Carol (George) Dewald of Springville; the late Jean (Robert) Dippold, the late William (Josie) Gohr and the late Grant (Joyce) Gohr. 4 Grandchildren survive along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family will be present from 4 to 7:30PM with a memorial service to follow at 7:30 PM on Wednesday September 1, 2010 at the Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapel, Inc., 4680 Clinton St. (corner of Borden Rd.) West Seneca, NY 14224. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday September 3, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to Hospice of Buffalo in Kathy’s name. Flowers are gratefully declined. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

MAGER, JOSEPHINE.jpgJosephine Emily Mager, 96, of Batavia died Sunday (August 29, 2010) at Genesee County Nursing Home.

She was born in Bethany Center on April 10, 1914 a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Dyrbala Waclawski.

Her husband Frank Mager died in 1986.

Joseph was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed family gatherings and holidays.  Crocheting and making afghans for her children and grandchildren were her favorite past times.  In past years she worked for the former E.N. Rowell Box Factory and Kisiel Die Casting Co.  For many years she worked bingo and lawn fetes at Sacred Heart Church.   She was a volunteer at the Senior Center and Genesee County Nursing Home for over 20 years.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Apostleship of Prayer.   For numerous years she was the treasurer of the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees.

Surviving are three daughers and two sons in law, Mary Lou (late James)  Klein of Batavia, Barbara and Richard Satkowski of Medina and Suzanne and Joseph Koziol of Batavia.  A son and daughter in law, Frank and Margie Mager of Alexander.  Ten grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren,  2 step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Her sister and brother in law, Joan and Ralph Torcello of Batavia.  A sister in law, Alfreda Waclawski of Virginia and a brother in law, Joseph Polec of Buffalo. 

She was the grandmother of the late Kathleen Mager and sister of the late, Helen Hunt, Julia Slusar, John Waclawski, Lt. Col. Walter Waclawski, Joseph Waclawski, Mary Dombroski, Sophie Adolph, Stella Kawacz and Frances Polec.

Friends and family may call Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Prayers will be Thursday at 8:45 AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Chrsitian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make  memorial contributions in the form of Mass Offerings or American Diabetes Assoc. 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.

The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 5:45 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AV.E, BATAVIA, NY  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Batavia - Mrs. Frances H. Slovick, 92, of Batavia, who worked in operations and programming at Doehler-Jarvis Division Of National Lead in Batavia for over 30 years, died Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the New York State Veteran's Home.

Mrs. Slovick was born December 21, 1917 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Frank and Wanda Stachowski Yasses.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and the Widow's group of the church. Mrs. Slovick also taught Data Processing at BOCES.

Her husband, John F. Slovick, died in 1975.

Survivors include three brothers, Frank (Lorraine) Yasses and Leonard Yasses, both of Batavia and Edwin (Mickey) Yasses of Stafford; three sisters, Genevieve Rudolph and Dolores Krantz, both of Batavia and Alice (Amelio) Taddei of Oakfield; several nieces and nephews including Laurie Hopkins, Sandra Hussar and Valerie Maher, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was a sister of the late Irene Bachulak, Alfreda Walton, Lorraine Maher, Theodore Yasses, and Henry Yasses.

There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers and memorials, please give your gift of time and visit an elderly family member or friend.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

Batavia - Rocco J. Zinni, 42, of Batavia, an employee at Tops Markets for the past 8 years, died suddenly, Thursday, August 26, 2010in Batavia.

Mr. Zinni was born April 30, 1968 in Batavia, a son of the late Valentine and Joan A. (Walker) Zinni.

He was a member of Ascension Parish, St. Anthony's Church and was described as “a man of few words, with a loving heart.”

Surviving are his fiancé Roxane Vanelli of Batavia; a brother, Val (Shelly) Zinni of Batavia and a nephew, Valentino Rocco Zinni of Batavia.

He was the brother of the late Joseph Zinni.  

Private services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021. Private burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements were completed by Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

 

 

DeFilippo, Eleanor.jpgEleanor F. DeFilippo, 83, of Batavia died Wednesday (August 25, 2010) at United Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Batavia on February 21, 1927 a daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys Wisniewski Kisiel.

Her husband, Rocco (Zock) DeFilippo died on September 14, 1991.

Mrs. DeFilippo was retired from Falcone Electric where she was a secretary for many years.  She was formerly a secretary for R. E. Chapin Manufacturing  and the former Kisiel Die Casting Co.

She enjoyed being with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Cooking, cleaning, canning and solving crossword puzzles were some of her favorite past times.  She was a member of Ascension Parish and the Polish Falconettes.

Surviving are four daughters and three sons in law: Cheryl and John Slane, Sharon Eaton, Deborah and Joseph Caruso and Roxanne and Michael Schulte all of Batavia. Eight grandchildren: Megan and Maren Slane, Paul (Jodi) Avery, Allison (Edward) Foley, Kelly Bishop, Michelle (Vincenzo) Faletti, Richard Wagner and Dana Schulte.  Three great grandchildren: Gianna Jo and Sophia Marie Faletti and Jacey Lynn Wagner.  A sister, Wanda Pulvino and a brother Henry Kisiel both of Batavia.

She was the grandmother of the late Joeph Paul Caruso III and sister of the late: Helen Johnson, Mary Pcionek, Dorothy Kujawski, Cecil Kisiel and Stanley Kisiel.

Friends and famfily may call Friday from 3 - 7 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart ).  Please assemble at church.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in the form of Mass Offerings or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020.

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, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

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