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Barbara L. Rumsey, 76 of Batavia passed away on September 4, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 21, 1937 in Rochester to the late Joseph Russo and the late Rose (Reginald Darrow) Melio. Mrs. Rumsey woked for 35 years as an Administrators Assistant for St. Jerome Hospital, Genesee Memorial and United Memorial. She loved spending time with her family.  

She is survived by her son Darrow Rumsey; brother Paul Russo and sister Joanne Vergona. 

There will be no prior calling hours or services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to distribute to various charities. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

MARYANNA M. SITZLOW Age 77, of Batavia, died Tuesday morning September 3, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born July 30, 1936 in Lancaster, NY to the late John & Martha (Rogacki) Dudkowski, also preceded in death by brothers, Edward, Joseph, John, Walter and Henry (late Betty Lou) Dudkowski.  

   She was a tireless 20 plus year volunteer at the Batavia VA Medical Center. A life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Holley, she enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and loved her cat, "Pause". Maryanna will be remembered as a loving, caring mother, sister and grandmother.

   Surviving are her loving children, Sharon (Van) Vanvolkinburg of Darien Center, NY, Karen (Mike) Ciociola of LeRoy and William R. Sitzlow II of Tonawanda; sister, Verna (late Robert) VanSchoonhoven; sisters-in-law, Patricia, Elizabeth, Marcia and Lucy Dudkowski; 3 grandchildren, Randy Charles (Lindsay) Vanvolkinburg II, Toni Rose Edwards and Roxanne (Tim) Corey; 1 great-grandchild, Anna DeVay along with several nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Sitzlow's wishes were to have services held privately by the family and memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

THE FAMILY OF MARYANNA M. SITZLOW IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

Richard Carlton Glor, 87 of Batavia and formerly of Attica, passed away peacefully on Monday (September 2, 2013) at the Genesee County Nursing Home. 

He was the loving husband of Mildred Francis Glor of Batavia and the late Ida Elizabeth Glor.  Dick was also the father of the late Linda Glor Stonebraker of PA, Abby (Jeff) Kohl of Corfu and Lynn (Cynthia) Francis of Henrietta.  Grandchildren, Lisa Kohl (John Almendarez) of NC, Kathleen Kohl, Sarah Kohl and JoHannah Kohl of Rochester, Brent (Eileen) Francis of NC, Emily (Todd) Rosenzweig of Rochester, Bradley (Amy) Francis of Conesus, Brent and Heather Stonebraker, formerly of PA.  He also leaves behind great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Dick was the brother of the late William Glor, Evelyn Biggins and Helen Biggins.

Dick grew up in Attica, the youngest son of Carlton and Olivine Snyder Glor.  His family, the Snyders, were some of the earliest settlers in Wyoming County. The Glors were farmers and loggers in Orangeville, and Dick was the grandson of Paul Phillip Glor, a Union soldier during the Civil War.

Dick also served in the military overseas in both Germany and Japan in World War II.  After returning home he married and raised his family in Attica where he worked and retired as a Stationary Engineer from the Attica Correctional Facility. He was also very active in the union there for several years.  He was a member of the Attica Fire Dept. for many years and during that time, he served as President and was instrumental in obtaining scanners for the department.  Dick loved football and the Buffalo Bills, harness racing and bowling on several leagues.  He also spent many years boating on his favorite lake, Conesus.

All who knew Dick enjoyed his wit and great sense of humor.  He had a lot of really good advice; always look twice when crossing double train tracks, enjoy your children it is the best time of your life and most important, no matter what comes your way, be a survivor.  And he was usually, always right.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Friday from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Church).  Interment with military honors will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Attica Fire Dept.

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, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR. 

Batavia - Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Bliss, 67, of Batavia, passed away suddenly on Saturday, (August 31, 2013) at the United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Bliss was born March 1, 1946 in Sodus, a daughter of the late Zenus and Virginia (Greene) Hutchinson.

Ann's children and grandchildren were her world.  She loved doing crafts, cooking, working word puzzles, and Archie Comics.  She also enjoyed attending Chinese Auctions.  For many years she was a babysitter for several children in Bethany.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Bliss, Sr., whom she married in 1964; her children, Donald (Christine) Bliss, Jr. of Sardinia, Keith (Susan) Bliss of Savanah, GA, Scott (Kelli) Bliss of Batavia, and Shawn (Alicia) Bliss of Huntsville, AL.  20 grandchildren as well as several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews also survive.

Ann is preceded in death by a sister, Debra Hutchinson.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 7 pm at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where Ann’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 7.  Memorials may be made to the Bethany Vol. Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Nancy T. Talbot, 75, of Batavia, passed away Saturday, (August 31, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Talbot was born January 26, 1938 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Alan and Thelma (Potter) Mellenthein.

Nancy greatly enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing cards; but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Marvin F. Talbot, of Batavia, children, Theresa (Robert) Dearcop of Corfu, Kathleen (Clifford) Platek of Batavia, Marvin (Victoria) Talbot of Indiana, Lanny Talbot of Chili, and Jeannine (Jody) Balon of Attica; a brother, Tom (Rosa) Mellenthein.  18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Nancy is preceded in death by a grandson, Douglas Wandtke, Jr as well as brothers and sisters. 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Nancy’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 7.  Memorials may be made to the Talbot family.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Jason M. Jewett, 31, of South Byron, passed away on Friday August 30, 2013 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident inEden. He was born on May 30, 1982, in Batavia, to Joseph F. (Joyce E. Howard) Jewett III of Batavia. Jason was a Federal Agent at the Immigration Customs Enforcement & Deportation facility in Batavia along with being one of 13 instructors for the Special Response Team. He loved his job as an agent. Jason raised Siberian Huskies, was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed doing roofing projects. He was a patriot that loved his country especially the Wounded Warriors Project.

Jason is survived by his parents; brothers Joseph (Arlene) Jewett IV of Attica; Jeffrey Jewett of Basom, sister Jennifer (Ted) Elliott of Attica along with 9 nieces and nephews, one great-niece, one great-nephew, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Monday September 2, from 7 to 9 PM and on Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 3 to 8 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 be held on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will be in North Pembroke Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.WoundedWarriorProject.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.

 

Ana Rosa Rodriguez, 55, of Batavia, died peacefully on Tuesday (August 27, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born November 22, 1957 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, daughter of the late Juan Pablo Gallo and Cristina Tejeda Bardales Cardona.

Survivors include two sons, Luis Rodriguez of Batavia, Pablo Mejia Bardales of Belize. Daughter, Ana Mejia Bardales of Batavia.  Grandchildren, Hogen and Isaac Mejia.  Also survived by several brothers, sisters and other relatives.

Friends and family may attend a celebration of Ana’s life on Saturday from 12pm-2pm at New Hope Church, 8052 Bank St., Batavia.  Interment will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, NY.

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, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

MARY C. IANNELLO Age 96, died on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Averill Park, NY while under care from The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County. She was born in Batavia, NY on July 9, 1917,  a daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Gaeta) Faso, also preceded in death by her husband, John J. Iannello who died in 1978, son, John S. Iannello in 1985 and sisters, Celia Corcimiglia, Sara Pontisso, Rose Fusco, Josephine Joy and brother, Joseph Faso.

   Mrs. Iannello was a 1935 graduate of Batavia High School. She was a senior stenographer for the Genesee County Probation Department and later, a senior account clerk for the Genesee County Department of Social Services-Child Support Unit for a total of 25 years. She retired in 1982. A member of the former St. Anthony's Church and a past member of its Altar and Rosary Society along with the American Legion Auxiliary Post #332. After retiring Mary volunteered at the Genesee County Nursing Home. Before coming to Averill Park, Mary resided at the Manor in Batavia and greatly enjoyed her many friends there.

   Surviving is her loving son, Richard (Anne) Iannello of Averill Park, NY; daughter-in-law, Immaculata Iannello of Batavia, NY and her sister, Geraldine (Dominic) Pollino of Batavia, NY. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Christine (Steve) Bachtel of Houston, TX, John (Kathryn) Iannello of Williams, AZ and Joseph Iannello of Albion, NY; five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, Charles (Carol) Iannello of Kenmore, NY; sisters-in-law, Joan Iannello of LeRoy, NY, Jan Nicosia of Williamsville, NY and dear friend, Shirley Clark of Batavia.

   Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Please join the family 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 31, 2013 for a Mass of Christian Burial, Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site) corner of Swan & Sumner Streets Batavia, New York. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144.           

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

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

 

Charles W. Hephner, 71, of Alexander, passed away on Sunday August 25, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born November 9, 1941 in Hillsdale, MI to the late Harold (Alice Carrie) Hephner. Mr. Hephner spent 20 years in the United States Navy, he worked for a long time at Sabin Metal and also drove a truck for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He loved having coffee with his buddies. Mr. Hephner proudly found the Lord later in life and dedicated himself to prayer. He is preceded in death by his brother Carl Hephner.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife Kathy (Snyder) Hephner of Alexander; sons Kelly J. (Dana) Delikat of MD; Joseph Delikat of Oakfield.

As per Mr. Hephner's wishes his body was donated to the University of Buffalo Medical School. A 1:00 PM Memorial Service will be held at the Bethany Fire Department and will be officiated by Rev. John Hatch of the Pentecostals of Genesee, United Pentecostal Church on Saturday September 7, 2013.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department or to the East Bethany Fire Department. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

JUDITH ELAINE HALL Age 61, longtime Batavia City School District teacher, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born August 11, 1952 to the late D. Earl & Esther (Pape) Bolles.

   Judi obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematics from SUNY Brockport, and began teaching in 1978. Her amazing teaching career spanned 30 plus years and touched the lives of thousands of students. She was an avid golfer and scored an epic hole-in-one on Terry Hills' signature island hole #14. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, RV-ing, tutoring, and an occasional trip to the casino. She loved her family vacations to Beckers, amusement parks, and Disney World. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, pets (Midnight, Jayden, Dakota), and the love of her life, Scott.

   Surviving is her beloved husband of 35 years, Scott Hall of Batavia; loving children, Amy K. (Jason) Harris of Michigan and their children, Matthew John & Elizabeth Kristine; David W. (Ashley) Hall of Batavia and Philip S. Hall of Colorado; brothers and sisters, late Daniel (Ruth) Bolles of Florida, Constance (Robert) Hummel of Kenmore, late Donald (Anne) Bolles of Texas, Richard (Joann) Bolles of Nevada, Janet (late Robert) Widmann of Florida, her twin brother, John (Liz) Bolles of Oregon and Carol (Daniel) Schrantz of Williamsville; sisters-in-law, Sharon Michie of North Carolina and Lynn Sutherland-Bolles of Colorado; sister-in-law, Wende (Sidney Richard) London of Batavia; brother-in-law, Ronald (Shellye) Dale-Hall of Elba; mother-in-law, Dorothy B. (late William D.) Hall of Batavia and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

   Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 and from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The celebration of Judi's life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013. All services will be held at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, and memorials in her memory are suggested to the family to be distributed to charities of Judi's choice.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

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