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Florence I. Krolikowski, 83, of Batavia, died Monday (July 5, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Batavia on October 17, 1927, a daughter of the late William and Mary Wojtas Moscicki. 

Her husband, Henry Krolikowski died in August of 1997.

For many years she was a cosmetician at the former C.L. Carr Co. in Batavia and enjoyed socializing and organizing fund raisers and parties with her husband, especially for Sacred Heart Church.  She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. 

Surviving are two daughters; Darlene Krolikowski of Rochester and Eugenia (Joseph) Volino of Batavia.  A grand daughter, Krystal Volino of Buffalo. 

She was the sister of the late Eugene Moscicki who was killed in action in Korea.

Family and friends may call Friday from 9:30 am to 11 am at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where prayers will be at 11 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.

Walter E. Zielinski, 92, of Batavia, died Monday (July 4, 2011) at New York State Veterans Nursing Home in Batavia.

He was born in Batavia on November 7, 1918, a son of the late Vincent and Eleanor Twadowski Zielinski. 

Mr. Zielinski was a U.S. Army Veteran having served with the infantry in the European Theatre during WWII.   He was retired from the former Doehler-Jarvis Co. where he was a process inspector.  He devoted thousands of hours volunteering at Genesee County Nursing Home for over 37 years.  Many of his photo's of Backward Glances of Batavia were published by the Batvia Daily News. He enjoyed collecting post cards and historic photo's of Genesee County.  Walter was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church and the Holy Name Society.

Surviving is his wife of over 64 years, Gladys L. Pigula Zielinski whom he married on September 14, 1946. Two daughters and sons in law; Karen and Charles Hamill of and Patricia and Robert McJury all of Fairport.A sister in law, Mary Wozniak of Batavia.  Three grand daughters: Abigail and Stephanie McJury and Amy Hamill. Nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive. 

He is the brother of the late; Adeline Kisiel, Alfred and Anthony Zielinski.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 3 - 7 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  where prayers will be Thursday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at Ascension Parish, (Sacred Heart Church).  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in the form of Mass Offerings or to Genesee County Nursing Home, 278 Bank St., Batavia, NY.

The Sacred Heart Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at 3PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY

Oakfield- Sarah R. “Betty” Churchill, 86, of Oakfield, a housekeeper at the former Treadway Inn, passed away Sunday, (July 3, 2011)at United Memorial Medical Center, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Churchill was born August 21, 1924 inCarlton, a daughter of the late Boo and Mary (Marrow) Cox.

She was the wife of the late Arthur Ames, Jr., the late Burt Richardson, and the late Floyd Churchill. 

A very independent person, she was a life long member of Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church, was an accomplished quilt maker, and loved to bake, sew, gardening, and traveling.  She especially enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are three daughters, Rose (Dr. Ronald Monacelli) Stoneham of Rochester, Mary (Neil) Barber of Port Orange, FL, and Sue (Allyn) Baubie of Bergen; a brother, Clayton (late Jean) Cox of Medina, three sisters, Beatrice (late Donald) Ostrander of Batavia, Florence Roth of Michigan, and Mary (Wilbert) Frasier of Albion. Five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.    

Mrs. Churchill is preceded in death by three brothers, Sidney, John, and Robert Cox; as well as a sister, Anna Mae Germeo.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where Sarah’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Oakfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, NY 14125 in her memory.  Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Tanina “Ida” Barone, 98 of Batavia. Died peacefully Sunday July 3, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at United Memorial Medical Center. Born January 4, 1913 in Rochester, NY to the late Frank (Anna Simonetti) DiPiazza Mrs. Barone became woman of the household at 15 upon the death of her mother to take care of her father and brothers. It was during this time she learned to bake bread and lovingly passed her recipe along to her nieces and daughter. She will be greatly missed at weekly Sunday dinners where a place left vacant at the table will be filled by wonderful memories of her in her family’s hearts. “Ida” as she was known to her family and friends enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy where she met and married her husband in 1950 while visiting family in Sicily with her father. She was employed by Doehler-Jarvis for 30 years before retiring in 1968. Tanina was a member of the Red Hat Society, the “Lets go Girls” and enjoyed collecting Red Hat memorabilia. She was also a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church). She was predeceased by her brothers Vito and Gasper DiPiazza.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years Peter; beloved daughter and son in law Marguerite (Epi) Badami, the joys of her life her grandsons Vinnie, Peter and Michael Badami. “Granddaughter” Crystal and “Great Granddaughter” Lexia Davis survive along with many nieces and nephews. 


Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday July 6, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11:30 AM at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Entombment will take place in the Msgr. Francis Schwartz Mausoleum in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made  to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Carlton and Elm Streets, Buffalo NY 14263 where she was successfully treated for breast cancer and became a cancer survivor for over 33 years, or the Michael Napoleon Foundation P.O. Box 267 Batavia, NY 14021-0267. 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.

Joseph A. Hale, 35 of Buffalo, formerly of Batavia. Died July 1, 2011 at Erie County Medical Center. Born August 23, 1975 in Buffalo, New York to Lawrence (Sandra Ficarella) Hale Sr. of Batavia. Mr. Hale worked at Derrick Corp in Buffalo as a purchaser.  He was a former member of St. Joseph Church and was a Babe Ruth Baseball coach for many years in Batavia.  Mr. Hale was an avid hunter and Boston Red Sox fan.

He is survived by his wife Dana (Dmoch) Hale and son Dominic Hale of Buffalo; brother Lawrence (Diane) Hale Jr., sister Stephanie (Edward) King both of Batavia; along with several aunts, uncles, 7 nephews and many cousins also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday July 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his son Dominic c/o Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Hale, 6 Fisher Park, 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.
 

Mrs. Lemley was born on September 6, 1918 a daughter of the late James and Grace Gallipaeu Ellis. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Robeson Cutlery in Castile, Archway Cookies, and retired in 1982 from Holcomb School (SUNY Geneseo) where she was a supervisor in the school cafeteria. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry, the Catholic Women of the Church, and the Perry Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed cooking and baking, often making baked goods for the church bazaar and having them bought up by the late John Matson before they reached the church. She enjoyed camping, traveling, especially on a trip where she flew over the Grand Canyon, golfing and crocheting. She was an adventurous lady always trying something new, she learned to ride an bicycle and to swim when she was in her forties. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Mrs. Lemely is preceded in death by her husband whom she married in April of 1939 Frank Clyde Lemley he died in 1982, a son Joseph D. Lemley, 6 brothers: Leonard, Walter, John, Herbert, Edward, and Roy Ellis, 2 sisters: Ruth Barnhardt, and Rita Losey, and several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by a son Jerome D. (Mary) Lemley of Wyoming, 3 daughters: Diane E. (Robert) Kneeppel of Perry, Patricia A. (Jakob) Rewa of Perry, and Leota M. Lemley (Wayne Comstock) of Rochester, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
 

Friends are invited to call on Sunday July 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, NY 14530. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 4th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or to the Eastside Nursing Home (activities fund) in Warsaw. 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.

 

 

CARMELLA "LARUSSA" DELVECCHIO, 93, of Batavia died Thursday (June 30, 2011) at Genesee County Nursing Home. 

She was born in Batavia on November 7, 1917 and was the wife of the late Albert DelVecchio who died in WWII. 

She was known to her friends and family as "Minnie" or "Carm". For many years she was a secretary at Notre Dame High School prior to her retirement.  Carmella was a great cook and baker, she also loved to draw and paint. 


Surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her nine siblings: Frances Rotondo, Vonnie Rotondo, Gus LaRussa, Mary LaRussa, Tony LaRussa, Margaret Oleson, Laura Tabone, Josephine LaRussa and Jennie Gervase.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 - 10:30 AM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where prayers will begin 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Ascension Parish, (St. Anthony's Church) where she was a life member. 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Foundation.

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

Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum.

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

Douglas G. Simmons, 55 of Batavia died June 25, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Born February 11, 1956 in Buffalo, New York to the late Howard (Mary McGavern)  Simmons. He is preceded in death by his brothers Howard Jr.; Richard and Thomas Simmons. 
                                                                                                                        
He is survived by his sister Mary Lou (David) Shannonhouse of Marietta, GA; a niece Megan and Nephew Matthew Shannonhouse.     

There will be no prior calling hours and funeral services will take place at a later date. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice. 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.

Robert was born in Perry August 9, 1925. Son of the late Lawrence and Vinnie Streming Lewis. Robert was drafted out of high school and served with the US Army during WWII, after the war he was a self-employed electrician, and had also worked as an electrician for Bausch and Lomb Inc. in Rochester. After retiring he and his wife moved to Florida, where they currently live. He was a member of Perry Baptist Church in Perry, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Bessie and his children,and watching John Wayne movies. 

His wife of 64 years Bessie Workman Lewis who he married in 1946, a daughter: Nancy (Jeffer) Mahmot of Ashburn, Va. a son: Robert (Ilene) Lewis Jr.of Perry, 5 grandchildren: Jeremy and Sean Lewis, Kevin, Carey, and Lori Mahmot, along with 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews He is preceded in death by a sister: Helena Altmeyer, and two brothers: Ernest and David Lewis.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 2, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry VFW Washington Blvd. 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.

 

 

 

Linda Anne Engelhardt, 42 of Batavia, NY. Died June 29, 2011 peacefully at her home. Born August 6, 1968 in Batavia, NY to Anthony “Britt” (Providence Gullo) DiMartino of Batavia. Mrs. Engelhardt was a graduate of Canisius College and was formerly employed as a manger of Barbara Moss and Jeans West in Buffalo. She was also a manager for over 7 years of the Family Dollar Store in Batavia and was last employed by the Batavia Daily News.  She was a former secretary of Cub Scout Pack # 69 and a committee chair for Boy Scout Troop # 332.  She enjoyed cake decorating and crocheting.  Mrs. Engelhardt was a member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia. She is preceded in death by her grandson Andrew Cianfrini.

She is survived her husband G. Bill Engelhardt of Batavia, her children George Engelhardt of Oakfield, Ronnie Engelhardt, Brandon Hines-Engelhardt, Ricky Engelhardt, Jessica Engelhardt, and Mary Noel Engelhardt all of Batavia;  brothers Phillip (Susan) DiMartino, Frank (Maria) DiMartino both of Batavia and Anthony (Helen) DiMartino of Oswego, NY; 6 grandchildren survive along with many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Friday July 1, 2011 from 4 to 7 PM at the 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 Saturday July 2, 2011 at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made 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, NY 14020.

 

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