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Batavia – Henry M. Hough, age 82, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family while under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

He was born on January 22, 1941, in Batavia, a son of the late Elmer and Gladys Wright Hough.

A longtime employee of the Batavia City School District, Henry proudly served his country with the United States Air Force. A devoted and active member of Batavia Assembly of God Church, he enjoyed the Forever Young dinners that were held at church. He loved traveling, especially going on cruises. He will be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He always kept himself busy working two or three jobs to provide for them.  

Henry is predeceased by his wife, Nancy J. Luthart Hough who passed away on May 29, 2016 and his siblings, Richard Hough, Esther Hough and Douglas A. Hough.

He is survived by his sons, Mark H. (Pamela) Hough of Batavia, James A. (Debra Baker) Hough of Batavia and Matthew J. (Vicki) Hough of Rochester; five grandchildren, Aaron Hough, Brandi and Morgan Hough and Olivia and Faith Hough; two great-grandchildren, Anaya Richardson and Jenna Hough; his siblings, Rosemary Nobles of Batavia, Estelle Howe of Batavia, Donna Hough of Batavia and Paul (Dawn) Hough of Elba; special nephew, Mike Freyburger along with other nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 am at Batavia Assembly of God Church, 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia. Burial, along with military honors, will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials in his name may be made to Batavia Assembly of God Church, 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To send a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Lucia M. Costantino, 89, of Batavia, passed away on February 6, 2023 at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence.

Lucia was born January 6, 1934 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Dominic and Ida (Comino) Moretti.

Lucia was a member of Ascension Parish and a former deputy clerk for the Town of Batavia.  She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.  Lucia will be remembered for being a phenomenal cook.  

Surviving are her husband, Cosmo Costantino; children, Holly (Greg) Sharpe and Peter (Jeri) Costantino; grandchildren, Nicholas Costantino and Natalie Sharpe and several nieces and nephews.  

Lucia is a sister of the late Helen Moretti, Nicholas Moretti, William Moretti, Bernard Moretti, Louis Moretti, Splendora DiSanto, Mary Moretti and Anthony Moretti.

There are no prior calling hours and services will be held privately.  She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Mausoleum in Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements for Lucia were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Batavia - John L. Russo, 87 of Batavia passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia, New York.

He was born Wednesday, July 3rd, 1935 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph Russo and Rose Battaglia Russo.

John attended the Batavia school system and went onto work for The Batavia Times and then along with his sons starting their own business, American Legal & Commercial Printers, Inc.

John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Brinkman Russo; sons, Douglas (Jodi) and Brian; grandchildren, Bailey & Kieri along with nieces and nephews.  

He is predeceased by his siblings, Nunzio Russo, Francis Alfieri and Theresa Russo.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 10th from 2 to 4 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia (Please use School Street Entrance). Private burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in John's memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Buffalo - Colleen C.  Smith, 63 of Buffalo, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family under the care of Hospice Buffalo.

Colleen was born Thursday, July 9th, 1959 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late James Little, Sr. and Audrey Ashburn Little.

A graduate from the Pembroke Central School District, Colleen was a machinist for 20 years at Ever Fab, Inc. in East Aurora. She truly loved her work and was proud of her accomplishments while working at Ever Fab. A die-hard fan of the Buffalo Bills, she loved shopping especially for purses.

Colleen is predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Smith and her sister, Michelle Robb.

Surviving are her children, Eric (Alissa) Towne of Grantville, Pennsylvania and Lacey (Michael) Ruth  of Alamogordo, New Mexico; six grandchildren, Justice Towne, Jadeyn and Connor Goras, Bailey, Ethan and Elijah Towne; her sister, Dawn Mango of Batavia; her brother, James (Rolinda) Little, Jr. of Charleston, South Carolina. along with nieces and nephews.

Her family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the health care workers and friends who were involved with Colleen’s care during her illness.

There are no prior calling hours. Private graveside services will be held in Hillside Cemetery, Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation, P.O Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

shanedobrien.jpgShane D. O’Brien, 48 of Alden, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Williamsville Suburban Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. He was born August 2, 1974 in Warsaw to Michelle (Mosicki) O’Brien of Warsaw and Robert O’Brien of Henrietta.

Despite being a quadriplegic life continued for Shane and he got the most out of it. He loved playing Rugby for the WNY Wreckers, ATV’s, boating and driving. Shane was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Along with his parents he is survived by his children, Dylan O’Brien of Tarrytown, NY, Kaydra O’Brien of Warsaw, siblings, Robert of CA, Clint O’Brien of Warsaw, Katy (John) Day of Wyoming, NY, niece Cassandra O’Brien of Warsaw, along with several other nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 5 to 7pm at Mt. Morris VFW, 3 Elm Street, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WNY Wreckers Rugby Team, www.wnywreckers.com C/O David Sprout, 1222 Waterbrook Crossing, Webster, NY 14580. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.  

buckenmeyer.jpgFrancis M. Buckenmeyer, 92 of Alexander, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2023 at LeRoy Village Green. He was born April 30, 1930 in Alexander to the late Charles and Margaret (Gilhooly) Buckenmeyer. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan (Hanley) Buckenmeyer, daughter Meg Buckenmeyer, son-in-law Bill Franz, all nine of his siblings, Elizabeth Buckenmeyer, Charles (Vie) Buckenmeyer, Mary (Larry) Falkowski, Catherine (Paul) Raines, George Buckenmeyer, Dorothy (Eddie) Moynihan, Lucy (Jim) Moag, Margie Hofmann, Bernie Buckenmeyer.

Mr. Buckenmeyer was a lifelong farmer and widely respected Cattle Dealer across Western New York. He was a family man that loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Buckenmeyer always had gum for any kids he may have run into. He was known for his one liners and used to say “If you can’t laugh at your own jokes, no one else will”.

Francis was an elite athlete of his time; he held the 220-yard track record at Alexander High School for 25 years. He was inducted into the Alexander Athletic Hall of Fame, he played football, basketball and track at SUNY Brockport. Francis was a life long member of the Alexander Fire Department. Mr. Buckenmeyer enjoyed playing golf and cards for most of his life.

He is survived by his son Michael (Debby) Buckenmeyer of Attica, daughters, Patty (Tom) Moynihan of Alexander, Susan Franz of Attica, Barbara (Jeep) Quinn of Alexander, Lori (Richard) Miller of Alexander, sisters-in-law, Geri Buckenmeyer, Dorothy Buckenmeyer, brother-in-law Jim Hofmann, 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the Alexander Fire Hall 10505 Main St, Alexander, NY 14005.

A special thanks to LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for their many years of care for our dad.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336 Alexander, NY 14005. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

cint.jpg  Diane Cintorino (Renz) entered into rest peacefully with her loved ones by her side at home on Saturday, February 4th, 2023.  Diane was born to the late William Renz Sr. and Josephine Renz (Giambrone) on April 4th, 1959 in Batavia, NY. 

Diane was the youngest of 3 children and is survived by her siblings William Renz Jr. and Nancy Kustas, both of Batavia.  

Throughout her life, Diane dedicated her heart and soul to caring for her family.  Diane is survived by her husband and best friend of 44 years, John Cintorino (Byron) along with her children, Michael (Suzanne) Cintorino of Byron, NY and Melissa (Kurt) Wegener of Palm Coast, FL.  Diane was delighted to have many grandchildren in her life including her favorite neighbors, Aerianna, Jaxon, and Evan Cintorino of Byron, NY; Kayla Wegener of Jacksonville, FL; Alan (Kylie) Wegener of Palm Coast, FL; Colton (KC) Wegener of Boca Raton, FL; and Adrianna Brandt of Palm Coast, FL.  

Following a long career working at Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia, Diane spent her retirement focusing on taking care of her family.  She lovingly cared for her mother Josephine and father “Big Bill” alongside her sister Nancy and brother Billy.  Diane also cared closely for her in-laws who lived with her, Ralph and Carmen Cintorino (Baglio).  In her spare time Diane loved to camp, swim, and spend time with her family and friends.  Diane especially loved to be able to look out her window and see her grandchildren playing.  

Friends are invited to call on Thursday February 9, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday February 10th at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia or Crossroads House www.crossroadshouse.com. To leave messages of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

klotzbach_keith_-_photo.jpegKeith Martin Klotzbach, 93, of Akron, NY, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

Keith was born in the middle of nine children to Jacob and Helen (Blish) Klotzbach on February 3, 1930. 

He was a loving and adoring husband, father and grandfather. Keith served his country with the United States Air Force from 1950 -1954. He was a life-long member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church and choir. Keith had an adventurous spirit, was a world traveler with a quirky sense of humor and quiet wisdom.  Most of all, he was devoted to his family and cherished them. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Helen (Anderson) Klotzbach, and his siblings Winton (Jean) Klotzbach, Richard (Claudine) Klotzbach, Doris (Bernard) Cummings, Donald Klotzbach, Bruce Klotzbach, Barbara Kern, and Robert Klotzbach, and sisters-in-law, Grace (Donald) Green, and Julia Brady.

He is survived by three children: Julie Klotzbach (Gary Diamond), Douglas Klotzbach (Maria Fletch), and Jill Bogart (Chris). His loving grandchildren are Theresa Klotzbach, Joshua Bisson, Sarah Klotzbach, Leah Bisson, Hannah Klotzbach, Dean Bogart, Cara Klotzbach, Seth Bogart, Evan Bogart, and Aubrey Bogart. Brother, Lawrence (Linda) Klotzbach. Brothers-in-law, Ronald Brady, Sr. and Ronald Kern. Sisters-in-law, Joan Dermody, Roberta Mazza, Harriett Klotzbach, and Frieda Klotzbach. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share in a Memorial Service on Saturday (February 11th), 11:00am at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions may be offered to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14227 or Indian Falls Church, 7908 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY 14036. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Rita Giuliano, 87, of Oakfield, New York, passed away on Feb. 3, 2023 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Pozzuoli, near Naples, Italy on May 11, 1935 to Lucia (née DiBonito) and Giuseppe Lubrano. She spent her early life in Italy, completing high school and some higher education before marrying her husband, Reno Giuliano, on Jan. 10, 1961 in Naples. She came to America in 1962, settling in Oakfield.

A proud mother and grandmother, she adored her children and her grandchildren, who loved her deeply. She served her community as a longtime member of St. Padre Pio Parish and enjoyed baking, walking, gardening, playing bingo and going to the casino.

She is survived by her husband, Reno; her children, Cindy (Jim) Hayes and Frank (Tom King) Giuliano; her grandchildren, Maria and Emily (Daniel Giovino) Hayes; her sister, Ida (Raffaele) Di Giorgio of Milan, Italy; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Gerardo Lubrano, and her sisters: Maria Rosaria Lubrano, Filomena Esposito, and Angelina Fry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8 at St. Padre Pio Church, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Genesee Senior Foundation, Inc., 2 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

LeRoy ~ Dolores M. LoCastro, age 70, of Church Street, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 1, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

  locastro_0.jpg   She was born September 23, 1952 in Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy, a daughter of the late Arcangelo and Nellie Neri.

     Dolores will be remembered as loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend. 

     She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 40 years, Anthony LoCastro; son, David (fiancé, Wendy Pratt) Rymer, granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Garrett and brothers-in-law, John LoCastro and Salvatore LoCastro.  She was predeceased by her son, Robert L. Rymer Jr.

    A Celebration of Dolores’ Life will be held at a later date.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Dolores’ family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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