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Sharron Ann Lapp, 74 of Attica, passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born on February 16, 1940 in Batavia to the late Kenneth (Esther Landis) Jennings. Sharron is preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Lapp who died in 1993, step daughter Roberta and a brother Donald Jennings.

Sharron was a lifelong Attica resident, a graduate of Attica High School Class of 1957 and a member of the Senior Citizens Group. She was retired from Mallory Timers and P.W. Minor Shoe Factory. Her greatest joy was her family who she loved especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, she also loved to read and garden.

Sharron is survived by her daughter Suzanne J. (James) Donohue, step son Brad Lapp all of Attica, step daughter Debbie, a brother Kenneth (Susan) Jennings, two sisters Virginia (Kenneth) Skelton of Chiefland, FL and Shirley Jennings of Attica. 4 grandchildren Clinton, Breck, Patrick and Sabrina Donohue also survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday May 29, 2014 from 3 to 6 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. Funeral services will take place on Friday May 30, 2014, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Attica Class of 1957 in care of Margot Rood. 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

Fred J. Lord, 65, of Perry died on Thursday May 22, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Batavia, New York on March 5, 1949 a son to the late Frank and Ruth (Smith) Lord. Fred is preceded in death by a sister Joanne and brother Frank Jr.

Fred graduated from Batavia High School and retired from Marking Tubing in Wyoming. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed car racing at area speedways.

He is survived by his loving companion: Kathy Spence of Perry, a daughter: Samantha Lord of Rushville, two sons: Jason (Carrie) Lord and Evan (Tabitha) Lord both of Pittsburgh, PA., a step-daughter: Stephanie (Jeff) Spence Clarke of Raleigh, NC., a step-son: Jared (Kristin) Spence of Boston, MA., two sisters: Janette (Phil) Vigneri of Elba, Mary Pedone of Buffalo, a brother: Paul (Patti) Lord of LeRoy, six grandchildren: Anna, Mitchell, Nathaniel, and Monica Lord, Hailey and Jared Spence Jr. along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Tuesday May 27th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home,  LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visist www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Raymond C. Southard, 85, formerly of Attica, went to live with the Lord on Friday May 23, 2014   at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born on April 13, 1929 in Utica, NY to the late George and Florence (Smith) Southard.

Ray was devoted to his family and friends. He lived in Attica for close to 40 years where he was proud to work for the Attica School System as a Physical Education Teacher, Coach and then Middle School Principal. After retiring he and his late wife Jean moved to N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He had recently moved back to New York to be close to family. 

Mr. Southard is preceded in death by his loving wife of more than 60 years Jean (Krueger) Southard, and a son Michael Southard (1954)   

Ray was the father of George (Connie) Southard of Fishers, IN, Sherrie (George) Hertweck of Rochester, Laura (Russell) Batcho of Warsaw. He has 7 grandchildren Carrie Groothoff, Christine Rasche, Amy Southard all of Indiana, Bradlee Burns Jr. of Warsaw, Kimberly Douglas of Batavia, Aaron Hertweck of Rochester and Hannah Hertweck of Nairobi, Kenya, 11 great-grandchildren also survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday May 28, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. Funeral services will take place on Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the family to be distributed to Attica Central School for a scholarship in Mr. and Mrs. Southard's name or the Alzheimer's Association. For more information pleas call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of cndolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

BRADLEY D. OSTRANDER - Age 63, of Batavia, died Monday morning May 19, 2014 at his home. He was born June 9, 1950 in Torrance, CA to the late Howard M. and Merry (Vreeland) Ostrander and also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald. Brad was one of Jehovah's Witnesses belonging to the congregation in Batavia. He was a part-time employee for Genesee County Mental Health Services since retiring. He also was previously employed at Wal-Mart and was a district manager of Rug Doctor for 20 years.

   He had a great love of the Bible and all of God's creations. He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family but he especially enjoyed teaching his granddaughter to fish. In the last few years his health had deteriorated but he always kept a positive attitude. He always had an infectious smile and enjoyed making others laugh with his many stories and funny jokes. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to everyone.

   He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Diane (Platko) Ostrander of Batavia; beloved father of, Gregory J. Ostrander and Christine (Erik) Esposito all of Florida;  brother, Michael (Jan) Ostrander of Hawaii; sisters, Deborah (Curtis) Rice of Batavia and Gail (Glenn) Lusk of Hawaii; beautiful granddaughter, Raenoa along with many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial of his Life at 2:00 p.m., Saturday May 31, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3601 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.           

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

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

 

 

Doris M. Stack Hartwig, 81, of Batavia, died peacefully on Thursday (May 22, 2014) at her residence under hospice care.

She was born in Batavia on July 1, 1932, daughter of the late Christian and Ethel Sage Schramm.

Doris was employed at P.W. Minor Shoe Factory in Batavia prior to her retirement. For several years she enjoyed watching her grandchildren and making crafts for her family.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Richard Stack who died in 1978, John Hartwig who died in 1994 and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include four sons, Pau l(Connie) Stack of Elba, Thomas Stack of Batavia, David (Sharon) Stack of Illinois and Michael Stack of Alexander.  Four daughters, Teresa Stack of Batavia, Janet Ciociola of E. Bethany, Kathleen Kelso of Basom and Marianne (Stephen) Hackett of Batavia. Brothers, Leonard Schramm of Florida and Ronald Schramm of Bergen.  Sisters, Althea Penepent of Byron and Marie Uptgrove of Castile.  Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Tuesday from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Funeral services will be private with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411.

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.

Arthur Ray Travis, 92, passed away on May 12, 2014. He was born on December 22, 1921 in Elmira Heights, NY to the late Floyd and Leona Travis.  Arthur married Doris Bauer on August 25, 1943 and enjoyed 55 years of marriage until Doris passed away in 1998.  He is also preceded in death by his son Arthur Travis Jr.

Arthur was a Pearl Harbor Survivor, who went on to spend 20 years in the Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer.  Following his Navy retirement, he was a road crew worker for the State of New York which he also retired from.

He is survived by his sons; Terry (Mary) Travis of South Bend, IN,  John (Diane) Travis of Ruby, MI and Jeff (Tina) Travis of Indian Trail, NC; daughter-in-law Linda Travis of Newport, NC, along with 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 

Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 7 PM on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC.  135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011 with a Masonic Funeral Ceremony following at 7 PM.  An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held at the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, 3025 Route 98, Varysburg, NY 14167. There will be a Graveside Service with Military Honors at the Johnsonburg Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Arthur to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument  1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI 96818. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Stafford ~ David J. Panek, age 51, of Transit Road, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

     Mr. Panek was born June 24, 1962 in Batavia, N.Y., a son of the late Edward and Rosemary Lamendola Panek.

     He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley-Davidson and snowmobile.  He was also a Brother of the Steel Eagles Motorcycle Club.

     Mr. Panek is survived by his daughter, Nicole (Nicholas) Thompson of Wyoming, grandsons; Blake and Aidan Thompson; brothers, Duane (Carol) Lamendola of Chili, Ed Panek of Batavia, Robert Panek of Daytona Beach and Ronald (Gerri) Panek of Wyoming; sisters, Denise (Robert) Renouf of Hornell, Sheree Panek of Pavilion and Mary (David) Coates of LeRoy; mother and father in law, Kathy and Charles Snyder II of Osceola, NY, sister in law, Tara (Charles) Beck of Osceola, NY, brother in law, Charles Snyder III of Osceola, NY, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Heather Snyder Panek. 

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 1 ~ 3 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 3 P.M.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to David's family to establish an education trust fund for his grandsons. 

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

Henry A. Dylag, 80, of Corfu, passed away Sunday (May 18, 2014) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.
 
He was born in Lancaster, NY on October 18, 1933, son of the late Walter and Mary Ciesla Dylag.
 
Mr. Dylag was employed as a machinist at Conax in Cheektowaga for more than 33 years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the Sportsters Rod and Gun Club of Indian Falls for over 25 years and had a great love for the outdoors, nature, hunting and working in his garden.
 
He was predeceased by a son, Henry John Dylag and siblings, Joseph, John and Edwin Dylag, Mary Darmstedter, Victoria Jankowski, Adeline Raykowski, Helen Kokot, Jane Kokot and Alice Konieczko.
 
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Hilda Guenther Dylag of Corfu. Daughters, Linda (David) Yohn of Corfu and Jane (William) Bergmann of Clarence.  Sons, Donald (Joan) Dylag of IndianFalls, Michael (Shelly) Dylag of Attica and Robert Dylag of Corfu.  Sister, Stella Balicki of Lackawanna. Sister in-law, Elizabeth Dylag and Brother in-law, Michael Konieczko.Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Wednesday (May 21st) from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu, NY.  Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Crittenden, NY.
 
Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indian Falls Vol. Fire Dept., 8030 Allegany Rd., Corfu, NY 14036.
 
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to the Indian Falls Vol. Fire Dept. and Visiting Nurse Assoc. for the compassion and care that was extended to Henry.
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

 

Oakfield – Jeffrey E. Muntz, 31, of Oakfield, a Fork Lift Operator at US Gypsum, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, (May 15, 2014) at Medina Memorial Health Care System, in Medina.

Mr. Muntz was born March 28, 1983 in Batavia, a son of Roy and Shelly (Waite) Muntz, Jr. of Oakfield.

He greatly enjoyed fishing, riding his wheeler, and his dogs.  Jeff had an incredible sense of humor.  He was a practical jokester who loved to laugh and make others laugh.  He had a heart of gold, and would help anyone he could. 

 

Jeff will be remembered for his belief that you only live once, for his love of pizza, and most of all, for his smile.

He is the husband of Lindsay Ryan-Muntz, of Bergen.  The two were married June 18, 2011.

Surviving along with his wife and parents are his brothers, Roy Muntz, III of Batavia, Alan and Robert Muntz both of Oakfield; maternal grandparents, Darwin Waite of NC, and Doris Waite of Oakfield; paternal grandparents, Roy and Evelyn Muntz, Sr. of Oakfield; a nephew, Roy Muntz, IV of Batavia.  Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends also survive.

He is preceded in death by an uncle, Brett Waite.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  A Memorial Service will be held at a time to be announced by the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, 20 Albert Street, Oakfield, NY 14125.  Please share a story, light a candle, or leave a condolence at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Donald A. Smith, 91, of the Manor House, Batavia (formerly of Alexander) passed away Wednesday (May 14, 2014) at the United Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on August 18, 1922, in East Syracuse, the son of Arthur and Ida (Bethka) Smith.

After graduating from East Syracuse High School Donald entered the 8th Air Force, 305th Bomb Group, in England as a tail-gunner. Upon returning from WWII, he graduated from Cornell University, and was initially employed with the American Agricultural Chemical Co. He then worked as a Counselor and Parole Officer at Attica State Prison, then was Assistant Director at Rochester Community Correction Center, and returned to Attica to retire.

Donald lived for 57 years with his family in Alexander, and enjoyed vegetable gardening, golfing, playing cards, traveling, and many winters spent in Florida at Campers Holiday. He was a long time member of the Alexander Fire Department and the Alexander United Methodist Church. For the past two and a half years, he has loved the warm support and companionship of residents and staff at the Manor House Senior Living Apartments in Batavia.

Donald was predeceased by his wife, Joan (Morgan) who died December 29, 2011; sister and brother-in-law, Betty L. (Dr.Charles V.) DeFuria; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma (Steve G.) Orman, sister Beulah R. (Earl) Stone, brother Carl B. Smith and son-in-law Jack (Donna) Long.

He is survived by his six children, Morgan (Lynae) Smith of Rochester, Nancy (Hogaku) Tsurumaki of Tokyo, Japan, Barbara (Allen) Johnson of Rochester, Audrey Watson of Syracuse, Donna Long of Pulaski, VA., Carol (Brian) Vaci of Myrtle Beach S.C., 13 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

A memorial gathering will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12 at the Alexander United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005 and the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolance visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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