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SALVATORE R. FIANNACA Age 89, of Scottsdale, Arizona and formerly of Batavia died Thursday September 12, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley @ Eckstine in Scottsdale. He was born January 18, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Jacqueline (Graziano) Fiannaca also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph and sisters, Theresa and Josephine.

   Mr. Fiannaca was an Army Air Corp. veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre. He and his wife loved to travel and in the early 90's retired to Scottsdale. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 67 years, Lena (Pilato) Fiannaca; loving son, Joe (Rosemary) Fiannaca of Batavia; 3 grandchildren, Joseph (Kristin) Fiannaca of Rochester, Greg Fiannaca and Melissa (AJ) Kasmarek both of Batavia; brother, Jack (Jean) Fiannaca of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Frances Pilato and Fee McDermott both of Arizona and Jennie Bianconi of TN; 6 great-grandchildren, special niece, Karen McDermott of Arizona along with several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held privately by the family, burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials in Mr. Fiannaca's memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Please share your memories of Salvatore with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF SALVATORE R. FIANNACA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

Carol L. Guppenberger, 87 of Batavia, passed away on Monday October 7, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 29, 1926 in Ossining, New York to the late William (Lillian Sampson) Precht. Mrs. Guppenberger has been a proud member of Genesee Chorale since 1973. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish – St. Mary’s Church and its choir. Mrs. Guppenberger volunteered with Meals on Wheels, 25 years with the Genesee Chamber of Commerce Tourist Booth, served school lunches at St. Mary’s and later at St. Anthony’s. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles in pen. Mrs. Guppenberger is preceded in death by a son Mark F. Guppenberger.

She is survived by her beloved husband Francis J. Guppenberger of Batavia; sons Thomas J. (Cherie) of Washougal, WA; Peter W. (Carin Caruso) of Batavia; daughters Terri M. (Donald) Hunter of Bogota, NJ; Susan C. (William) Keidel of Churchville; Mary Beth (Robert) Lovria of Batavia; Ellen A. (Alan) Beideck of Saranac Lake; Linda L. (Alan) English of Central Square; Lisa K. (Dean) Hewitt of Perry; daughter-in-law Mary Lou Guppenberger of NC; 27 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with several sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday October 10, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the HomeCare and Hospice 550 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020; Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020; or to Glenmary Home Missioners at www.glenmary.org. 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.

BERTHA "BEA" HEMENWAY Age 96, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Wednesday September 11, 2013 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 2006. Bea had lived in Batavia since 2001, and had been a resident of Frankfort, NY, from 1944 until her move west. She was born April 12, 1917, in Cazenovia, NY, the only child of the late Glenn E. and Laura M. (Rathbun) Bender, also preceded in death her husband, Charles S. Hemenway Jr.

   Bertha graduated from Chittenango High School in 1933 and from Oneonta Normal School in 1936. She held teaching positions on Portlandville and VanHornesville, NY, before marrying Charles S. Hemenway, Jr., her husband of 53 years. She resumed her career in 1953 as a second grade teacher for the Ilion Central School District (Central Valley Central School) and remained in that position until her retirement in 1972.

   Bertha was the ultimate teacher and hostess, always striving to improve whatever activity she was engaged in and always viewing her own work with a practical and critical eye. She was keenly aware of her position as a role model in the community and did her utmost to live up to that standard. She was a long-time member of the Frankfort Baptist Church and its Young Women's Guild, and attended both the First Baptist Church of Ilion, where she was known as the "Story Lady", and the Batavia First Baptist Church. Bea was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Oneida Chapter, a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer, and a literacy Volunteer. She was an active organizer her whole life and could be counted on to initiate opportunities to socialize, especially if they could include her homemade cookies or a meal of some kind. Bertha was a cancer survivor who valued her friends and neighbors, remaining in close relationships with those she had known since before she had married. Her last several years were spent under the watchful and loving care of the excellent staff at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home, whose dedication will be long remembered and appreciated. Bea never overlooked an opportunity to make a salient point or teach an impromptu lesson, and that impetus to instruct has been highlighted be her final wish that her body be donated to the University of Rochester as an Anatomical Gift.

   Surviving are two daughters, Lynne H. Whetzel of Ithaca, NY, and Marcia (John) Riley of Batavia, NY; four grandchildren, Susan L. Whetzel of San Francisco, CA, Karen E. Whetzel of Ithaca, NY, John C. (Jessica) Riley of Batavia, NY, and Kathleen R. (Fred) Pape of Lake George, NY; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Rebecca, and Elizabeth Pape, and John D. and Campbell Riley; a dear sister-in-law, Helen W. Hemenway, and three nieces, Patricia Harrison, Carol (Bob) Williamson, and Betty (Tony) Saba, all of Pennsylvania.

   Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Bertha B. Hemenway on Sunday October 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in Oak View Cemetery in Frankfort, New York and memorials may be made in Bertha's memory to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org) or Literacy Genesee-Orleans, 301 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Please share your memories of Bea, with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF BERTHA B. HEMENWAY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loretta J. Kempf Cain, 71of E. Pembroke  passed away on October 3, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born October 3, 1942 in Batavia to the late Elmer Kenneth (Emma Brady) Kempf. Loretta was an avid bowler and loved animals especially her pets. She is preceded in death by two brothers Douglas and Donald Kempf.

Loretta is survived by her husband of 50 years Gary Cain of E. Pembroke; son Ronald (Diane) Cain of Batavia; Candice C. Cain of Charlotte, NC; grandson Nicholas Cain, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately. Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery, E. Pembroke. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main St., Batavia 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Karl Fischer, 85 of Perry, passed away on October 3, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Rappendorf, Germany on September 8, 1928 to the late Anton (Victoria Neumier) Fischer. Mr. Fischer was a retired Dairy Farmer having owned Fischer Farms in Perry for many years. He loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Fischer enjoyed the outdoors and his motorcycles. Mr. Fischer is preceded in death by two brothers Frank and Anton Fischer.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Cynthia (McBride) Fischer of Perry; son Randy (Heather) Fischer of Middlebury; daughters Lisa (David) Reynolds of Warsaw; Lynnette (Paul) Schmieder of Attica; Alison (Ed) Smithley of Perry; several remaining siblings in Germany; 11 grandchildren, Scott (Roseanne), Matthew (Katie), Holly, Colin Fischer; Brandon (Haylee), Zach Reynolds; Dustin, Lauren, Shannon Schmieder; Kristin, Brian Smithley; 3 great grandchildren, Isabella, Cassandra Fischer; Devon Wilson; along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday October 6, 2013 from 2-5 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Monday October 7, 2013 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be to the Pulmonary Department of Buffalo General 100 High St. Buffalo, NY 14203.   For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

William E. Sawdey, 66 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 8, 1946 in Dansville, New York to the late Thomas Sawdey and Ella Hanes. Mr. Sawdey loved to mow his lawn and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife Alfreda M. (Bigelow) Sawdey, sons Joseph (April) Durkee, Shannon (Sarah) Sawdey, Brandon Sawdey all of Batavia; 4 grandchildren Mercedes, Jordan and Dakota Durkee; Bralynn Sawdey.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday October 5, 2013 from 10 to 11 AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. Funeral Services will take place Saturday following calling hours 11:00 AM at Elmwood Cemetery. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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.

Patrick L. Salvador 72, of Batavia passed away at his home under the care of his family after a courageous year long battle with cancer on Tuesday October 1st. He was born March 17, 1941 in Batavia. He was the son of the late Joseph V. Salvador and the late Mary Cifelli Salvador.

Pat was retired from Tops Market after 35 years of service where he was the produce manager. He also previously worked at the former Wandryk’s Market in Batavia. He was a 1958 graduate of Notre Dame High School, a long time altar boy and member of the former St. Anthony’s Church. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a member of the NYS Fox Hunter’s Association and Western New York Fox Hunter’s Association. He was known as the “Produce Man of Batavia” and as the “Appleman”.   

He is survived by his wife Roberta Almeter Salvador of Batavia; son Patrick D. (Jacqueline) Salvador of Liverpool, daughter Susan M (Dennis) Tresco of East Syracuse and three grandchildren Olivia & Joseph Salvador and Natalie Tresco. Two Brothers Louis (the late Mildred) Salvador of Batavia, Joseph (Ruth Ann) Salvador of East Bethany, Sister Rose (John) Polizzi of Rochester. Two step children Mark (Aimee) Falker of S.C., Duane (Stephanie) Falker of AZ, 4 step grandchildren survive along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Sunday October 6, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Monday October 7, 2013 Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia, New York.   

Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia 14020 or HomeCare & Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Baravia, NY 14020.

M. Joan Viscuso, 83 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Crossroads House. She was born May 11, 1930 in Buffalo, to the late Albert (Miriam Lowe) Butler. Mrs. Viscuso was employed in medical records at United Memorial Medical Center for over 40 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.  

She is survived by her brother Robert (Jeannie) Butler of California, sisters Marcia (Francis) Bieber of Tonawanda, Roberta (Richard) Haenggi of Williamsville, and Sharon (Ronald) Borrell of Pittsford. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

Calling hours will be held on Friday October 4, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the Family. Burial will take place in Grand View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Crossroads House, 11 Liberty 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.

David F. Thompson, 74 of Batavia, died Sunday evening (September 29, 2013) at Rochester General Hospital.

He was born in Batavia on December 20, 1938, a son of the late Frank and Catherine Neth Thompson.

David was formerly employed by Mercury Printing in Rochester prior to his retirement.  He had a love for animals, especially dogs, cats and horses. 

Survivors include two sisters, Lorraine Coppini and June (Earl) Pundt, both of Batavia.  Also survived by a nephew, three nieces and his canine companion, Maxine.

He was the brother of the late Doris Thompson.

There will be no prior visitation.  Services will be at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuenralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

 

Oakfield - Mrs. Gioia Sofia Vallese, 84, of Oakfield, died peacefully Friday (September 27, 2013) at her home surrounded by her loving family while under the care of Homecare & Hospice.

Gioia was born September 25, 1929 in Casalbordino, Italy, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Luisa (Tiberio) Cirilli. In Italy she attended two years of college to become a teacher before the onset of WWII and later married in 1948. Proud of sailing alone to reunite with her husband in America, she later worked as an electronic repair technician at the former Sylvania Plant in Batavia.

A member of Saint Padre Pio Parish, she loved her church and helping out at the many church functions, but always preferred remaining behind the scenes in the kitchen.  Two of her favorites were the spaghetti dinners and making Honey Cicerchiata for the St. Joseph's table. She was also a long time member of the Down Syndrome Parent Support Group.

Gioia cherished her family and enjoyed cooking her Italian dinners, making every Sunday an Italian holiday. She also loved baking Italian cookies, crocheting afghans, and knitting Christmas bootie slippers for her daughter's classroom students, along with her former years of gardening tomatoes for sauce and peppers for roasting.

Gioia loved to return to her hometown of Casalbordino, and was especially proud to be able to take her grandchildren to see her native roots, childhood home, her beach, and large extended family there.  She loved being the tour guide to what she always referred to as home.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Stephen) Northrup of Cumming, GA and Linda (Dennis) Beuler of Oakfield; grandchildren, Jason Northrup of Georgia, Janine (Rhett) Morgan of Plano, TX, Jonathan (Luz) Northrup of Ladera Ranch, CA, Jessica Northrup of Plano, TX, Ryan Beuler of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Peter Beuler and Kevin Beuler of Oakfield; a great-grandson, Brady Morgan of TX; a great-granddaughter, Reese Morgan of TX and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, Frank Vallese, who died September 22, 1976.  She is the sister of the late Dina Marchioli and Bruno Cirilli. 

Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  A decade of the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 on Tuesday night at the funeral home.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield.

Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020, Saint Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125 or the Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Genesee County, 2121 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, NY 14125.

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


 

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