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July 8, 2011 - 8:52pm

JAMES A. MONACHINO

posted by Michael Tomaszewski.

 Age 82, of Wichita, KS, retired onion farmer with Monachino Bros., Inc. and lifelong Genesee County resident died peacefully Thursday July 7, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born April 28, 1929 in Elba, NY son of the late Sam & Clara (Palermo) Monachino, also preceded in death by his brother Sam Monachino Jr.; sisters Philippa Monachino, Rose Tambe and Pauline (late Walter) Rizzardi. Jim was a loving husband, proud father and grandfather who loved to travel across the U.S. and Europe. He was an avid collector of antique American items-especially clocks, metal toys and banks. His talent for fixing almost anything won him the appreciation of his neighbors and friends. Most recently Jim and his wife relocated to Kansas to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He was loved by many and will greatly missed by all.

     Surviving is his beloved wife of nearly 60 years Jine (Mitalski) Monachino of Wichita; children James S. (Melinda) Monachino of Sierra Madre, CA; Carla (Paul) Guarnere and their children Lisa, Sarah, Angela, Vera & Irina; Sandy McAllaster and her children Amanda & Jake; his brothers Paul (Rose) Monachino of Elba, Norm (Cathy) Monachino of Batavia, Joseph (Lanor Markle) Monachino of Elba; sister-in-law Ida Monachino of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 9-10:00 AM Wednesday July 13, 2011 at St. Padre Pio Parish  (Elba Site) which will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in Jim's memory are suggested in the form of mass offerings.

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

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