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Irene Rose Donohue, 91, of Batavia died Saturday (August 13, 2011) at her residence surounded by her children. 

She was born in Batavia on July 25, 1920, a daughter of the late Bruno and Rose Wisniewski Dombrowski.

Her late husband, Richard Donohue died on June 17, 1975.

Mrs. Donohue was an insurance broker and operated the James Donohue Insurance Agency in Batavia. 

She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  In her younger years she bowled with the Polish Falconettes League.  She was a member of Resurection Parish (St. Joseph Church),St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Church Altar and Rosary Society, Polish Falconesste and its Legion of Honor and the Genesee Region Insurance Professionals.  Irene enjoyed spending good times with her dogs Dewey and Lucy.

Surviving are two sons, James W. (Dora) Donohue of Farmington, NY, Richard Donohue Jr. of Batavia. Two daughters, Rosemary (Joseph) Donohue of Castile, NY and Diane Donohue of Batavia. Five grandchildren, Jeremy Rich, Jon Donohue, Genessa Donohue, Jessica Jaszko and Joseph Jaszko.  Three great grandchildren, Quintin Rich, Roy Rich and Alaya Scott. 

She was the sister of the late Joseph Domobrowski and Tessie Dombrowski.

Family and friends may call Tuesday from 3 - 7 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Prayers will be recited on Wednesday at 11:15 AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon at Resurection Parish (St. Joseph Church).

The Rosary Society will recited the Rosary at the funeral home on
Tuesday at (to be announced).

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Those desiring may made memorial contributions to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home,LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.
Ronald P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor.

Gerald “Jerry” Worth, 80 of Batavia, died August 13, 2011 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born August 17, 1930 in Lockport, NY to the late Linus (Harriett Johnson) Worth. Mr. Worth was retired from Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac. He had previously worked as a car salesman for 25 years and prior to that he worked 27 years for Coca Cola. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), past member of the Batavia Lions Club where he served as President; he was a member of the Glenn S. Loomis Post #332 and Veness Strollo Post #1602. He enjoyed traveling, and working in his yard. He is preceded in death by his sister Virginia Worth and brother Jack Worth.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Margaret “Maggie” (Peca) Worth two daughters Trish (Peter) Wollke of Rochester, Mimi (Tom Atkinson) Worth of Marion, NY, one granddaughter Lauren Wollke and grand dog Lucky. One brother Paul Worth of Rochester, survive along with many other relatives, friends, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday August 16, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM on Wednesday in Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main St. Batavia. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York City, New York 10016 or the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.  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. 

Angeline Muchard, 86 of Batavia, died August 12, 2011 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. She was born December 4, 1924 in Batavia, NY to the late Louis (Mary Ambrosia) Piacente. Mrs. Muchard was retired as a New York State Correctional Officer where she worked at the Wyoming County Correctional Facility. She was a former member of St. Vincent’s Church in Attica and the devoted matriarch of her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Vincent A. Muchard,   a son Donald Muchard, brothers Ralph, Sam, Joseph and Thomas Piacente and her sister Helen Bartz.  

She is survived by her sons Ronald V. Muchard of Mt. Morris, Michael F. (Yvonne) Muchard of Newbury, NH, daughters Rosemary B. (Thomas) Sisson of Pavilion, Deborah L. (James Brick) Muchard of Batavia. A brother Frank (Gloria) Piacente of Depew, 10 Grandchildren David (Lisa) Muchard, Scott (fiancé Julia Schwartz) Muchard, Brian (Cheryl) Sisson, Christine (Derek Munn) Muchard,  Steve Muchard, Tara (Lukasz) Rogowski, Kristy (Carlos) Valdivia, Melissa (Neil) Burley, Kari Brick and Vincent “VJ” Brick. 7 Great grandchildren Samantha and Emily Muchard, Drew Sisson, Lea Rogowski, Lucy and Charly Sisson and Owen Burley survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday August 15, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 12 Noon in Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia New York 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.

 

Corfu - Joseph M. Murray,  "Joe", 84, of Corfu, passed away Friday (August 12, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Joe was born June 19, 1927, in Frankfort, NY, a son of the late Merton and Mary Gibbons Murray. He was a sales representative for the Thomas J. Lipton Company. In his younger years, Joe was very dedicated in serving his community. His past accomplishments include Pembroke Babe Ruth League Baseball Manager, First Commissioner of Pembroke Little League Football and was instrumental in the formation of the Oatka Junior Football League, Committeeman of Boy Scout Troop 67 in Corfu and Chairman of Joint Youth Recreation Commission. Joe proudly served two terms as a former Mayor of Corfu and then went on to serve as Town of Pembroke Supervisor.  On June 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Winona Sliker Murray.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Winona Murray of Corfu; two sons, Michael (Karen) Murray of Doylestown, PA and Timothy (Wendy) Murray of Bennington; four grandchildren, Jackson, Breanna, Keith and Kyle; one sister Margaret Yardley of Oneida.

Family and friends may call Monday 6-8 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church 7908 Allegheny Road, Corfu, NY. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donors choice. Arrangements were completed by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. Corfu, NY.

Ronald F. Ellingham Sr., 75 of Stafford, died August 12, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born October 31, 1935 in Batavia, NY to the late Robert (Carmelita Blatt) Ellingham. Mr. Ellingham worked for many years as the Postmaster in Oakfield. He was a former member of Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, Oakfield Lions Club, and he was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Ron loved the outdoors, landscaping and traveling. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by a brother Jerry Ellingham.

He is survived by his wife Josephine M. (Campesi) Ellingham of Stafford; son Ronald F. (Lara) Ellingham Jr. of Fairport; daughter Terri L. Snyder of LeRoy; sister Mary Skeet of Batavia; brothers Robert (Sandra) of Elba; James of FL; Timothy and David Ellingham both of Rochester; 6 grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be private. Entombment will take place at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.  

The family suggests memorials be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to the Pluta Cancer Center at www.plutacancercenter.org . 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.

Diane G. Kruszelnicki, 59 of Batavia died August 10, 2011 at the Batavia Nursing Home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 19, 1952 in Batavia, NY to the late William  and Vivian (Donnelly) Lambert.  Mrs. Kruszelnicki was a homemaker, and a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (Holy Name of Mary – E. Pembroke). She was a kind and generous person who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Kruszelnicki in 1999, a brother Thomas Schlonski and two sisters Barbara Muoio and Carol  Grant.

Diane is survived by her son David B. Kruszelnicki of Fulton, NY, a brother Donald (Barb) Schlonski of LeRoy and a sister in law Donna Schlonski of Webster, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Friday August 12, 2011 from 6 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  A 9:30 AM Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday August 13, 2011 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish – Holy Name of Mary site, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke. Burial will take place Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke, NY. 

Memorials are suggested to the family. 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.

   
 

Clarence E. Alvut Jr., 81 of Batavia died August 6, 2011 at the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia. Born May 28, 1930 in Penfield, NY to the late Clarence (Edna E. Swager) Alvut Sr.. Mr. Alvut was retired from Delco Products/GM where he worked for 32 years. He served in the US Army where he was in the Honor Guard during the Korean Conflict. Clarence was a member of Ascension Parish-Sacred Heart Church, the former Moose Club and the AR-GYS Camping Group. Woodworking, gardening and watching his grandchildren play sports were among his favorite pastimes.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Kowalik) Alvut, a daughter Sandy (David) DiSalvo, a son James (Brenda) Alvut, all of Batavia, his grandchildren Aren and Valerie DiSalvo and Emily and Michael Alvut; brother George (Ginny) Alvut of Florida, 4 sisters Jean (Ike) Stanton of Hamlin, Shirley Radley and Beverly Squires both of Batavia and Victoria (Gary) Walbridge of Alabama survive along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 9, 2011 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday August 10, 2011 at Ascension Parish-Sacred Heart Church 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.    

The family suggests memorials be made to NYS Veterans Home Activity Fund, 220 Richmond Avenue, 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.

 

Ralph D. “Bud” Williams, 92 of Batavia, died August 5, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. Born September 28, 1918 in Batavia, NY, to the late Earl S. (Ellen M. Downey) Williams. Mr. Williams was a WWII Army Veteran serving with the Signal Corp, member of the American Legion and Life Member of the VFW. Bud worked for many years as a printer at the Democrat & Chronicle and the Batavia Daily News. He was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church), Sertoma Club serving as Secretary and Vice President at one time, active member of the Republican Committee, Adirondack Mountain 46-R Club, and the Holland Purchase Historical Society. Bud was an amateur Ham Radio operator, loved wood carving, avid reader and writer that was known for his Letters to the Editor. He loved physical fitness winning 22 medals in all, 10 of them being gold at the Empire State Games and he was recognized for having swam 3,000 miles in the YMCA pool. He is preceded in death by his wife Jane F. (Johnston) Williams and brother Charles S. Williams.

He is survived by three daughters Susan Williams of Batavia; Kathy  (Bob) Stefani of Batavia; Patricia (Charles) Ziegler of Attica; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday August 7, 2011 from 1 to 5 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday August 8, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorials be made to a YMCA Camp Hough .  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.

Age 80, of Batavia, NY, died Wednesday August 3, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born May 11, 1931 in Buffalo, NY daughter of the late Harry & Mary (Waite) Atwell also preceded in death by brothers Ken & Gordon Atwell and sisters Arvilla Zagst and Doris Eberhardt. Mrs. Salvador worked for many years as a supervisor at the ARC. A kind, caring woman always helping others and had a deep devotion to her family and in later years found great joy with her faithful companion and protector Toby.

     Surviving is her loving husband Louis V. Salvador with whom she celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary on July 31, 2011; her daughter LuAnne (James) Kujawski all of Batavia, a son Douglas L. (Sally) Salvador of Chelsea, Oklahoma; sister Florence (George) Foster of Florida; 7 grandchildren David & Joseph Salvador of CA, Gregory & Christina Salvador of FL, Susan Salvador-Boss of Batavia, Jim (Beth) Kujawski of Attica and Melanie Roth of Batavia; 3 great-grandchildren Courtney & Amanda Boss, Tyler Roth along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call from 6-8 PM Friday August 5, 2011 and from 10AM-12 Noon Saturday August 6, 2011 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 12:00 Noon. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu and memorials in Mildred's memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals, for more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR MILDRED A. SALVADOR WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ (585)343-7500.

Michael J. Fabio, 91, of Batavia, died Tuesday (August 2, 2011) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo after a brief illness.

He was born in Batavia on June 18, 1920, a son of the late William and Rose Adamski Fabio.

Mr. Fabio was the owner of Fabio Electric for over 50 years.  He served his country as a combat engineer in W.W.II having  attained the rank of Tech. 4. He served in the Pacific and European Theaters and was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with One Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the W.W. II Victory Medal.

He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church, the Holy Name Society and the Polish Falcons Club.  Throughout the years he performed countless volunteer hours with the church lawn fete, bingo and church usher. 

Surviving is his wife of over 68 years, Mildred Samul Fabio whom he married on May 8, 1943.  Two daughters and sons in law, Mary Ellen  and David Gear of Avon and Lori and Thomas McJury of Fairport.  Three sons and four daughters in law, David and Judy Fabio of Amherst, Paul and Karen Fabio of Pauline, SC, Michael and Debbie Fabio of Pittsburgh, PA and Sherrie Fabio of Elba.  Fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He is the father of the late Daniel C. Fabio who died in 2007 and brother of the late Anthony Fabio and Mary Burnham.

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.   Prayers will be Friday at 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) with Rev. Eugene Slomba as Celebrant.  Full Military Honors will follow at the church.

The Sacred Heart Holy Name Society will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 3:45 PM Thursday.

Those desiring may make memorials to; Breast Cancer Coalition, 840 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14625 or Honor Flight of Rochester, P.O. Box 23581 Rochester, NY  14692 or Prader Willi Syndrome Assoc., 8588 Potter Drive, Suite 500, Sarasota, FL, 34238.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

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