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Batavia - Alice V. Chaya, 85, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Chaya was born January 16, 1929 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Webster and Gladys Shattuck Booth.

A member of Resurrection Parish she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Walter F. Chaya, whom she married October 28, 1949; her daughter,   Kathy M. Porter of Batavia; two granddaughters, Katherine (Peter) Metzler of Batavia and Dr. Sarah Porter of Rochester; her sister-in-law, Gladys Balbick of Wyoming and special friend and care giver, Regina Abdella.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother-in-law of the late Stephen Porter and step-daughter of the late George Poste.

There are no prior calling hours.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Site, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Senior Center, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.   Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

 Basom - James R. Houser, 80, of Basom, passed away Friday, (December 12, 2014) at Buffalo General Medical Center, in Buffalo.

Mr. Houser was born March 4, 1934 in Batavia, a son of the late James B. and Blanche (Warren) Houser, Sr.

Jim enjoyed doing word search puzzles and painting.  His cats, Fluffy, Gizmo, and Salem as well as his dog, Zeus were the loves of his life.

He is survived by his close friends, Linda (Mike) Fitzsimmons of Basom.

His is the brother of the late Sybil Jamison, Shirley Wood, and Dorothy Worthington-Johnston.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where Jim’s Funeral Services will immediately follow calling at 7:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  Burial will be in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield.  

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

Batavia ~ Elizabeth A. "Betty" Welsh, age 95, of Oak Street, passed away early Monday morning (Dec. 8, 2014) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     She was born January 11, 1919 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Hart Stoneham.

     Betty will be remembered as that warm and loving owner and hostess of many businesses in the LeRoy area.  She and her late husband, Thomas, owned and operated their bakery business, LeRoy Home Bakery, for many years.  She also worked for many years at the Red Osier and the D & R Depot.  She and Thomas also ran the Homewood Greenhouse on the former Woodward family estate.

     She is survived by her loving daughter, Patricia (Patrick) Forsyth of Batavia; her grandchildren, Kevin Forsyth and Megan Forsyth; a brother, George Couture, sisters, Elinor Bell and Joan Peers, brother-in-law, Earl Horn of LeRoy, very dear friend, Louise Browne, along with many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, Thomas, she was predeceased by her siblings, Arthur Stoneham, Ethyl Genier and Viola Morrissey.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 5 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19) LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.

     Memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, N.Y.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Welsh's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Welsh and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

Frederick G. Schmieder Sr., 92, of Alexander passed away on Sunday December 7, 2014 at his home. He was born September 5, 1922 in Reichenbach, Germany to the late George (Rosa Beck) Schmieder. Frederick is preceded in death by his wife Marlyn (Courtwright) Schmieder; daughter Gretchen Schmieder; brothers Arnold and Paul Schmieder; sisters Hilda Lippold and Irma Andre.

Mr. Schmieder worked for the NYS School for the Blind in Batavia prior to retiring.

He is survived by his sons Dr. Frederick (Karen) Schmieder of Strongsville,OH, James (Nancy) Schmieder of Springwater, NY, Wlliam (Cathy) Schmieder of Alexander, John (Marcie) of Springfield, NE; daughter Heidi Sikes of Wayland; brothers George Schmieder of Batavia; Herbert (Anita) Schmieder of Alexander; sister Shirley Plescia of Rochester; 18 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Alexander Fire Department 1055 Main Street Alexander, New York 14005. . 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.

Thomas K. Lee, 51, of Batavia passed away on December 8, 2014 at his residence. He was born on November 12, 1963 in Batavia Audrey Warner Lee of Batavia and the late Thomas Lee. He is preceded in death by his brother Lawrence T. Lee, brother in law Ronald Stepp, and father in law Robert Myers.

Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to hunt with his English setter Diamond. He enjoyed antiques, tools, loved to putter around and was very handy. He had a great sense of humor, was big hearted and always willing to lend a hand. Tom was an avid Yankee and Bills fan. He was supportive of his children and all they did.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife Cheryl (Myers) Lee, children Garrett, Trevor and Catherine Lee;  brother Gregory (Elsie) Lee, sister Diane Stepp , sister in law Louise Lee, mother in law Joan (Bill) Stevens all of Batavia, brother in law Gregory Myers of Warsaw along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 3 to 7PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia NY.  An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday December 12, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family to be distributed to various charities. To leave a message of condolence 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.

REGINA R. KOWALCYK - 84, of Batavia, died Sunday morning December 7, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born October 14, 1930 in Batavia, NY to the late Walter and Catherine (Januzak) Kosiorek, also preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Kowalcyk in 2007; infant son, Gregory; brothers, Walter, Andrew, John, Raymond, Norman & Leonard Kosiorek; sisters, Irene Butlak, Helen Coffey and Jane Sarceno.

   Mrs. Kowalcyk was a member of Resurrection Parish for many years. She was an avid sports fan, enjoying baseball, the Buffalo Bills and the Ohio State Buckeye's. Regina had a love for the holiday's, especially Christmas, playing badminton, cribbage, baking, crocheting and in her younger years, snowmobiling.

   Surviving are her loving children, Edward (Suzanne Falise) Kowalcyk of Oakfield, Juliann (Michael) Homsy of Dublin, OH and Christina Kowalcyk of Southwick, MA; brother, Ronald (Cathy) Kosiorek of Stafford; sisters, Lorraine Kuczynski of Batavia, Mary Asaro of MI; brother-in-law, Joseph Kowalczyk of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Stephen Kowalcyk, Alexander Homsy; dear friends Arnold (Betty) Tiede and Polly Hunter along with several nieces and nephews.

   The Kowalcyk Family will be present from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday December 10, 2014 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:00 a.m. Thursday December 11 followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in her memory can be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street Batavia.

   Please leave your words of comfort to her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF REGINA R. KOWALCYK IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

Corfu - Elmer G. Case, Jr., 70, of Corfu, passed away peacefully Sunday (December 7, 2014) at Buffalo General Hospital, with his loving family by his side.

Elmer was born on September 5, 1944 in Buffalo, a son of the late Elmer Sr. and Victoria Rudney Case. Elmer was a self-employed mechanic. He loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Elmer was predeceased by his brothers and sisters; Roger, Robert and Gerald Case, Helen Kashuba and Shirley Philips.

Elmer is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia Koziej Case; his dear children, Chester (Beth) Case of Darien, Ann Case of Corfu and Darlene Mutter of Darien; grandchildren, Candy (Damian), Krystal, Tabitha, Ralph IV and Chester Jr; six great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Case. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the mortuary. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 

Pavilion ~ Rose J. Barber, age 73, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 6, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Mrs. Barber was born December 9, 1940 in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of the late Patsy and Philomina Zampatori Distaffen.

     “Rosie” will be remembered as being very caring and devoted to her family.  She enjoyed spending time with her enormous circle of friends and keeping her ties strong to her "family" at the Genesee Country Museum.  Rose also had a passion for historical cooking, classical music and regional history.  She experimented with many historical recipes and was avid reader of early American journals and diaries.  She was enthralled with Jane Austen’s novels and read them repeatedly.

     Mrs. Barber is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Daniel M. Barber, her son, Jonathan (Karen Collett) Barber of Pavilion, a brother, Rocco Distaffen of Rochester, a sister-in-law, Darlene Distaffen of Gainesville, very close friends, George and Kathy Hamell of Penfield and Dick and LuAnn McKenzie, her generous and caring neighbors, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Pat Jr. and Guy.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 1 ~ 2 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where the family will share words of remembrance at 2:00 PM.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to Lake Plains Dialysis, 587 E. Main Street, Batavia, NY

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Barber's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Barber and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

LeRoy ~ Grace B. Ingalls, age 82, of Summit St. Rd., passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening (Dec. 6, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Mrs. Ingalls was born February 27, 1932 in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Jeanette Zeiner Miller.

     She will be remembered as a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother, who always put her family first.  She was very active with community activities and enjoyed crafts and playing cards.

     She is survived by her children, Susan (Jefry) Spence of LeRoy and James (Robin Gardner) Ingalls of LeRoy; grandchildren, Robert (Jennifer) Morehead, Corey Ingalls, Jaimie Ingalls and Leslie Ingalls; great-grandchildren, Dannielle and Taylor Morehead; siblings, Shirley (James) Gobeyn of WA, Dolores Whaley of KS, Gladys (Bruce) Cowles of FL and Robert (Darlene) Miller of Rochester; sister-in-law, Grace (Oliver) Cooper of LeRoy, along with several nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Ingalls and several siblings.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt 19), where her funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM.  Interment will follow in Machpelah Cemetery.

     Memorials are suggested to LeRoy Ambulance Service, Inc., P.O. Box 56, LeRoy, N.Y.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Ingalls' family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Ingalls and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

Hugh T. Richmond, 70 of Alexander, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (December 2, 2014) at his residence while under the care of his family and hospice.
 
He was born in Dansville, NY on June 16, 1944, a son of the late Eben and Virginia Gould Richmond and the youngest sibling of five brothers and one sister.
 
Mr. Richmond retired as a tool and die maker from Strong Forge & Fabrication in Batavia. He was a US Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War where he received the rank of Sergeant. To Mr. Richmond, family always came first, and he was a great educator of life to his children.  Hugh was a very loving man who was very involved with Tri-Town Football in Alexander, where he coached for several years. He enjoyed working around his home, fishing, camping and being the “Best Grandpa” to his grandchildren.  He was also a member of Resurrection Parish of Batavia.
 
Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Morrill Richmond of Alexander; son, Eric Richmond of Albion; daughters, Ellen (Stanley) Skora of Lockport and Billie (Bradley) Elliott of Nebraska.  Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
 
There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial, Friday (Dec. 12th), 12:00pm at St. Mary's Church of Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia, where full military honors will follow at the conclusion of the Mass.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alexander Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, 1055 Main St., Alexander, NY 14005 or Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

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