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Michael J. Serventi, family business owner and devoted community serviceman, dies at 61.
Mike Serventi of Perry, NY, died on April 18, 2012, after suffering injuries from a bike accident.  Mike left his home in Vero Beach, FL at around 9:45am for his daily morning bike ride, and was hit from behind shortly after 10am by a car that had drifted into the bike lane.  He died from brain injuries within a few hours of the accident.

Professionally, Mike was the CEO of Lew-Mark Baking, a Perry, NY based commercial bakery founded by Mike’s father and uncle.  Mike’s father, Mark, put him to work in the bakery as a boy, instilling a strong work ethic and sense of accountability.  After beginning his career with Johnson & Johnson in Atlanta, Mike returned to Western NY to work and eventually run the family business before selling to a larger commercial bakery. Mike always attributed the success of the family business to the strong respect and consideration each family member gave to one another.

Following the sale of Lew-Mark Baking, Mike remained active in the business community, serving as an operating partner of Buffalo based Summer Street Capital Partners, and as an independent board member of several private and public companies in the financial services, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

In the local community, Mike was a committed member of the Perry Rotary Club where he was known for doing goofy dance routines at the annual charity minstrel show.  He dedicated time to the YMCA, where he and others worked hard to bring a YMCA facility to Warsaw, NY. He was also involved for many years with the Boy Scouts of America.
After graduating from Perry High School, Mike attended Ithaca College.  Mike was passionately committed to Ithaca, and was an active alum, ultimately serving on the board of trustees for 10 years. Mike was a member of Delta Kappa fraternity, and remained close with his brothers.  Mike completed his MBA at Suffolk University.

Above all, Mike was a committed family man and friend.  He had an insatiable curiosity and love for life, and spent his time listening to jazz and blues, reading, appreciating film, improving his golf game and spending time with his family. He is survived by Gail, his wife of 38 years; his son Jesse and his wife Lauren, their two sons, Luke and Cole; his daughter Michaela and her husband Erick; and his mother Charlotte.  Mike was a loving father, devoted husband and was close with his daughter- and son-in-law. He experienced profound joy in being a grandfather.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8pm at Eaton Watson Funeral Home in Perry on Friday, May 4. Mike’s memory will be honored at a memorial service at the Perry High School Auditorium at 5pm on Saturday, May 5.

In lieu of flowers, Mike’s family asks that you make a gift to the following organizations, Perry Rotary Club, Mike Serventi Memorial P.O. Box 103 Perry, NY 14530 or YMCA of Wyoming County, Scholarship Assistance Program, Mike Serventi Memorial, 115 Linwood Ave, Warsaw, NY 14569, attn: Patti Jarnot. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.



Fay L. Totten, 91of Stafford, died April 24, 2012 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.  He was born December 7, 1920 in Friendship, New York to the late Roland (Pearl Hilleshiem) Totten. Mr. Totten was a retired Dairy Farmer and owner of Hy-Hope Farms, Inc. in Stafford for 60 years He was a member and deacon of the Morganville United Church of Christ, member of Community Co-Op, Kesequea Grange, Genesee County Extension and Genesee County Fair Board.  He also loved caining chairs and loved to read. He is predeceased by a son Kenneth Totten, his brothers Milford, William, Verlin, Harold, Calvin, Harvey, Leonard, Bernard, and Buford Totten, sisters Bessie Armison, Regina Popp and Vione Loomis.    

Fay is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years Betty Buck Totten of Stafford, sons Richard (Bonnie) Totten of Morganville, Ronald (Barbara) Totten of Stafford, daughters Linda (Charles) Miller of Warsaw, Brenda (Masami) Iburi of Morganville, daughter in law Patricia Totten of Stafford.  14 Grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a 11:00 AM Funeral Service on Friday April 27, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in Morganville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to The Morganville United Church of  Christ, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford, NY  or to the Donors Choice  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 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Laurie L. McCoy, 49 of Batavia, was called home to the Lord unexpectedly on April 21, 2012. She was born August 13, 1962 in Batavia to the late Carlton C. Snell and Marilyn (Ross) Snell-Brown of Wellsville. Laurie was a Registered Medical Assistant and was working at Lamb Family Medicine in Batavia. She was a member of Northgate Free Methodist Church, MOPS, and in 2010 she received the Mother of the Year award given by the Genesee Valley Penny Saver. Laurie was extremely proud of her son Micah and all that he was involved in. She is preceded in death by her father.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her beloved husband Maury R. McCoy of Batavia; son Micah R. McCoy of Batavia; daughter Aime P. McCoy of Pensacola, FL; brother Carlton E. (Melanie) Snell of Wyoming, NY; sisters Karen Walsh-Riggi of Sun Prairie, WI; Margaret (Dan) Frank of LeRoy; Melissa (Steven) Paladino of LeRoy; Dawn Walker of Batavia; Susan Snell of LeRoy; 4 grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and 2 great nephews also survive.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 4 to 8PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will take place on Thursday April 26, 2012 at Northgate Free Methodist Church 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family in care of Joady Hyback-Schroth 59 River St. 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, NY 14020.

Darien Center - Shirley M. Shamp, 81, of Darien Center, passed away Saturday (April 21, 2012) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

Shirley was born May 3, 1930, in Darien, the daughter of the late Henry and Florence Moser Kohlhagen.  Shirley was a 50 plus year member of the Corfu Grange, a member of the Genesee County Pomona Grange, New York State Grange and National Grange.  She was also a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church.

Shirley was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.  She took great pride in holding on to family traditions, with special days set aside for things like baking Christmas cookies to coloring easter eggs.  Besides taking care of her own family, she was a caregiver for many children in the area.  Shirley loved to cook.  Flowers and gardening were two of her favorite pastimes.  She had a gentle, soft and loving way about her, that will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.  Shirley's beloved husband of 61 years, Harold R. Shamp, passed away November 19, 2011.

Shirley is survived by two dear daughters, Kathy Miller of Varysburg and Connie (Paul) Alonzo of Darien Center;  four precious grandchildren, Kristie Miller (Michael Plitt) of Darien Center, Katie (Rasmus) Miller of Aalborg, Denmark, Andrew Alonzo of Darien Center and Amy Alonzo of Darien Center; two great-grandchildren, Imogene Plitt and Henrik Miller.

Family and friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home.. Burial will be in the Alden Union Cemetery, Alden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Heritage Trust - Darien Lake State Park, 10475 Harlow Rd., Darien Center, NY 14040.

Donald Hughes, age 86,of Perry died Tuesday April 17, 2012 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Freedom, New York on May 6, 1925 a son of the late Carroll and Margaret(Davis)Hughes. Don served with the US Army during WWII under General George Patton, he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and Utah Beach landing and liberation of Bergen/Belsen Concentration Camp. He graduated from Ithaca Collage with a Bachelors in Music in 1949, and Alfred University with his Masters in Administration. He was the music teacher for Panama Central School in Panama, NY for 5 years. In 1954 he ran Castiglia’s Music Store in Hamburg until 1956, and accepted the music teacher position at Perry Central School where he worked until his retirement in 1986. Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry for 55 years where he was the choir director for 50 years. A member of the Perry VFW Post 5009, Perry Vets Club, Perry Rotary Club where he was a former President, he directed the Rotary Musical for over 50 years, he had 2 Big Bands for many years the Universal Swing and the Full Swing and he had a 4 piece Jazz band called the Don Hughes Quartet. His love for music was evident through out the community with his teaching and playing, besides music he enjoyed golfing, playing chess, reading and especially spending time with his family. Don is preceded in death by son Michael Hughes who died in 2011; daughter Beth Ann Zawisza who died in 2012; brother Lawrence Hughes and a brother-in-law Charles Jankovits.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Salley(Feraldi) Hughes whom he married on September 13, 1947, 2 sons: Steven (Barb) Hughes of Omaha,NE, Patrick (Karen) Hughes of Cedarburg,WI, a daughter: Robin (Mike) Fitch of Warsaw, a son-in-law: Norman Zawisza of St. Albans VT, a daughter-in-law: Dawnne Hughes of LeRoy, a sister: Janis Jankovits of Spencerport, a brother: Floyd (Gretchen) Hughes of Rochester, 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Family and friends are invited to call from 1-4 and 7-9pm on Friday April 27th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 28th at 11 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Interment will be in the West Perry Cemetery, Perry, NY. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made tot the First United Methodist Church (Chair lift project) 35 Covington St. Perry, New York 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


Kristin V. Munger, 39, of Dalton, NY formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (April 19, 2012) at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born in Batavia on January 27, 1973, a daughter of Lawrence Munger of Dalton, NY and the late Linda Haynes Harvie.

She was a fun, loving and high spirited individual who could light up a room with her joyous personality.  She will be dearly missed by all who had their life touched by her.

Kristin is survived by her father and step-mother, Lawrence (Pamela Yakubek) Munger of Dalton.  Brother and sister in-law, Matthew (Sara) Munger of Apex, NC. Half sister, Sophia Carmichael of New Orleans, LA. Step sister, Fara Megargee of Baltimore, MD.  She is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and several friends.

She was predeceased by her mother, Linda Haynes Harvie.  Maternal grandparents, Carl and Sophia Haynes.  Paternal grandparents, Marian Zito and Bernard Munger.  Step grandfather,  Frank Zito.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Sunday (April 22nd) from 3-5pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where services will follow at 5pm.

Online condolences may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

The family of Kristin V. Munger has entrusted arrangements to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor. 

Elba - Mr. Carl Anthony Barone, 73, of Elba, a Communications Specialist at New York State Police, Troop A in Batavia from 1972 to 1996, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Rochester General Hospital. 

Mr. Barone was born November 14, 1938 in Buffalo, the son of the late John C. and Carmella (Fricano) Barone.

He served with the Navy from June 28, 1952 to August 31, 1959.  Shortly after being discharged from the Navy, Mr. Barone worked for Pan-Am/RCA in support of the Eastern Missile Test Range.  He lived overseas at that time and traveled extensively to places such as Ascension, Trinidad and Antigua.  He was a 20 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elba, member of the NYS Retired Troopers Association and member of the former St. Nicholas Social Club.  He was an avid Golfer Bowler and Fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Faye A. (Pridmore) Barone whom  he married June 28, 1975; a daughter, Melissa Barone of Elba; a sister, JoAnne (Richard) Cobb of Oceanside, CA; several cousins including, Paula (Steve) Colangelo-Rosendahl of CO; a special family friend, Melanie McLeod of N. Tonawanda; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, at the First Presbyterian Church, 23 N. Main St., Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.  Burial will be in Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba.  

Mrs. Janie E. Stokes of Woodstock, GA passed away Tuesday April 10, 2012 at home with her husband Bruce and daughter Heather by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was 61.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 16, 2012 at Timothy Lutheran Church with the Rev. Stephen Constien officiating.  Visitation will be held Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Woodstock Funeral Home.  Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to www.gaovariancancer.org/donate/

Mrs. Stokes was born October 23, 1950 to the late Leon and Cynthia Cutler Martin in Potsdam, New York.  Janie attended Potsdam High School.  She obtained a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in English and Education at the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Gifted Specialist Degree from Berry College in Rome, GA.  Janie and Bruce were married August 19, 1972 in Potsdam, New York and were happily married for 39 years.  She had a lifelong love of children and her childhood ambition was to become an educator.  Mrs. Stokes realized her ambition by teaching for 35 years in New York, Michigan, Cobb and Cherokee Counties where she positively touched the lives of hundreds of young students.  She was honored as the Cherokee County Teacher of the Year in 1988 and the Cobb County Teacher of the year in 1994.

Janie’s other passion was making quilts.  She collected over 140 children’s story books that incorporated quilts in the story.  Her dream of using books and quilts based on the stories as an educational tool has been realized by an organization called “Story Book Quilts-Janie’s Dream”.  Her quilt guild, Chattahoochee Evening Stars, to date, has made quilts to compliment thirty-seven of the storybooks.  The quilts and books are lent to schools and libraries in the metro Atlanta area for their reading programs.

Janie is survived by her husband Bruce G. Stokes, Woodstock, GA.; daughter, Heather Elizabeth Wurst, (Peter),Pennsburg, Pennsylvania; one son, Nathaniel Martin Stokes, Central Square, New York; one granddaughter, Emma Elizabeth Wurst, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania; one sister, Catherine Yack, Huntsville, AL.; two brothers, Leon Martin, Jr., (Paula) Potsdam, New York, and Robert Martin, (Marie) Potsdam, New York;  mother-in-law, Alice Stokes, South Byron, New York; one brother-in-law, Douglas Stokes, Poway, California; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Gillard (Craig), Batavia, New York, and Kathy Cummings (Dan), South Byron, New York.

Online condolences may be made to www.woodstockfuneralhome.com



Age 70, of Punta Gorda, FL and formerly of Buffalo, NY entered into rest Wednesday March 14, 2012. Born November 10, 1941 a son of the late Donald Irene (Leonarczyk) Whalen. Don was a lifelong law enforcement officer, retiring from the Buffalo Police Department after 20 years of service, he then relocated to Florida in 1985 and worked as an investigator for the State Attorneys Office for 23 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Wynn (Roundtree) Whalen; loving children, Brian (Shiela); Katie (Joe) Polewski & Kelly (Joe) Zimmer; brother of Jane (Angelo) Pinterpe & Barbara (Dennis) O'Keefe; 12 grandchildren Derrek, Katelyne, Megan, Erin, Justine, Sidney, Shawn, Madison, Joey, Joshua, Faith & Grace; former wife Christine (Nowicki); step-father of Tim (Chanel) Demonbreun & Megan Demonbreun along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a 9:30 AM Memorial Mass on Saturday April 21, 2012 at St. Martin's R.C. Church 1140 Abbott Road Buffalo, New York 14020, Celebrated by Donald's nephew, Father Patrick O'Keefe. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice and burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


Age 92, of California, formerly of Batavia died Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Home in Grass Valley, CA. She was born in Batavia, daughter of the late John & Phyllis Alfieri, also preceded in death by her husbands Ross Gangemi in 1971 and Jim Halliwell in 2000; sisters Anna DeJaneiro, Sarah Scafetta; brothers Sam, Tom & Joe Alfieri. A member of Ascension Parish, she worked for many years at Sylvania in Batavia and later for GTE in Southern California. She loved life and enjoyed spening time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son Ron (Jan) Gangemi of Grass Valley, CA; grandsons John of Ft. Worth, TX & Ryan of Auburn, CA; granddaughter Natalie (Jake) Van Dusen of Bozeman, MT and great-granddaughter Jessica Gangemi along with numerous nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation, Ron & Jan will be present and ask family and friends to join them at 3:00 PM Saturday June 9, 2012 at St. Joseph's Cemetery for Committal Services and then at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site) where the 4:00 PM Mass will be Celebrated in her memory. Memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



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