Local Matters

Recent comments

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

Carole A. Winterhalter, 60 of Akron, passed away on December 6, 2013 at The Center for Hospice &Palliative Care in Cheektowaga. She was born February 7, 1953 in Wellsville to the late Erest (Mildred “Mitzi” Osgood) Winterhalter. Carole was retired from Buffalo General Hospital where she was a carpenter and member of Union #289. She loved gardening, being outdoors, spending time by the pool and baking especially cookies.

Carole is survived by her daughter Ashley (Shawn Hazlett) Koch of Corfu, brothers Richard Winterhalter of Belmont, Michael Winterhalter of Rochester, sisters Judy (James) Bliven of Belmont, Anne Winterhalter of NJ, Patricia Sweeney of West Almond, Lynda Jones of NJ, Teresa Winterhalter of Savannah, GA; along with many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Tuesday December 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. She will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Belmont.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to The Hospice Foundation of Western New York, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo NY 14240 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org . 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.

Leoma A. (Farnsworth) Hewson, 77 of Akron, passed away on Monday (December 2, 2013) at her residence to be with her Lord and Savior after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Sweden, NY on September 5, 1936, a daughter of the late Earl and Julia Markum Farnsworth.

Leoma was a loving family matriarch who enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. She was more than a mom or grandma but a roll model and will be dearly missed.

She was predeceased by her sister, Bernice Leaton and brother Clifford Farnsworth.

Survivors include her four children, Dale (Lori) Hewson of Indiana, Debra Hewson of NY, Dennis Hewson of Florida and Cheryl (John) Talone of NY.  She was joyful to have had 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, as well as nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of condolence may be made 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 & PROPRIETOR.

Beatrice  R. Grazioplene, 86 of Oakfield, passed away Wednesday December 4, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. She was born March 19, 1926 in Batavia to the late Louis (Mildred A. Jacobs) Salvador. She was retired from Genesee County Department of Social Services where she was a secretary, and was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. She is preceded in death by her husband Alexander Grazioplene who passed away in 1968; son Donald Grazioplene who passed away in 1967 and her brother Valentine Salvador.

She is survived by her son Kenneth (Joyce) Grazioplene of Oakfield, daughter Carol (Joseph) Wender of Greece, NY, sister Rita J. Salvador of Batavia; sister-in-law Antonette Salvador of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in St.Cecilia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. 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. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

LeRoy ~ Richard F. Mills Sr., age 53, of Maple Avenue, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday (Dec. 1, 2013).

     He was born February 15, 1960 in Batavia, a son of Robert and Donna Anchor Mills.

     Rick will be remembered as a Nascar fan, a loyal Buffalo Bills fan and a man who loved to fish.

     In addition to his parents, Robert and Donna Mills of LeRoy, he is survived by his loving companion, Betty Pelton, his sons, Brandon (Renee) Mills of LeRoy and Richard F. (Liz Carney) Mills Jr. of LeRoy, his sister, Susan (Timothy) McQuillen of Byron, a niece and nephew, Justin and Ashley McQuillen, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 2 ~ 5 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 5 P.M.  The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either the family or a charity of the donor's choice.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Mills' family at www.falconefuneralhome.com

                      

Batavia - Diane Bolster, 56, of Batavia, died Sunday (December 1, 2013) at Crossroads House in Batavia.

Diane was born October 15, 1957 in Dansville, the daughter of Myron “Mike” (Norma) Day of Oakfield and the late Betty (Baize) Day.

She was a registered nurse and care coordinator for Homecare & Hospice in Batavia.  Diane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, along with camping, horseback riding, antiques, flowers and fixing up her house.

Surviving along with her father and step-mother include her children, Mark Fanara of Batavia, Amie (Jaye) Horvath of Grand Island and Corey (fiancée Emily Barber) Fanara of Batavia; grandchildren, Rivers Fanara, Jaxson Fanara, Nicholas Fanara, Ava Barber and Brooke Horvath; two brothers, Jeff (Sharon) Day of Batavia and Tom Day of Alabama and five nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. 

Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, NY14020 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.

 

 


 

Frederick was born in Perry, New York on April 26, 1931 a son of the late Gerald and Jenny Pattenella Caito. Fred was a graduate of Perry High School. He served with the US Air Force. Fred worked for the former Roberts Drug Store in Perry, later opened and operated the Silver Isle Restaurant in Perry for several years and retired from Family Furniture in Perry after 30 years of employment. Fred was a member of the Perry Vets Club, Warsaw Barbershop Quartet and the Perry Kiwanis. He was an avid bowler. He is preceded in death by a brother Anthony Caito.

He is survived by his wife whom he married on December 27, 1952:Colleen Calkins Caito, 2 sons: David (Christina) of Leicester, Steven (Kelley) of Perry, 1 daughter: Susan (Joseph) Schrader of Dansville, 1 brother: Gerald Caito of Georgia, 5 grandchildren: Nathan (Sheena) Caito, Emily (Al) Palmer, Felicia (Aaron) Richberger, Heather Schrader and Joseph Caito, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, 11:00 AM at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish in Perry. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visist www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Francis was born in Perry, Nerw York on May 12,1923 a son of the late Thomas and Charity Holt Blanc. Franny graduated from Perry High School. He worked for NYSEG retiring in 1978. He served with the US Marine Corp during WWII. He was a member of the Perry VFW. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by brothers Gene and Thomas Blanc; sisters Marie Pethrick, Virginia Mattoon and Janet MacDonald.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Mavis (Ford) Blanc, their sons Michael (Patricia Coy) Blanc of Spencerport and John Blanc of Perry, a grandson: Bryan Blanc of New Hampshire, sisters: Barbara Figler of Avon, Anna Antonio of Batavia, Monica (Al) Fratelli of Deleware and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 3-7 PM on Monday December 2, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday December 3rd at 10:00 am at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Teresa House 21 Highland Dr. Geneseo, NY 14454. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Larry was born in Rochester, New York on October 11, 1946 a son of the late Andrew and Theresa Vulcano Zubert. Larry was a graduate of John Marshall High School in Rochester. He was a veteran of the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He had extensive experience in the food industry and for a period of time owned The Golden Key Restaurant in Chili, prior to his retirement he was the owner/operator of the Convenient Food Mart on Perry. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed and participated in a number of sports including softball, bowling and golf.

He is survived by children: Corrine Zubert Tobias and Larry A. Zubert both of Rochester, brothers: Charles Zubert of Farmington and Jerry Zubert of Clarks Summit, PA., 2 grandchildren Alannah Tosias and Kayla Monroe, 1 great grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday December 4th, 2013 from 2-4 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow at 4pm.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Jean N. Weiss, 92 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday (November 26, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center.
 
She was born January 26, 1921 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn Carroll Nichols.
 
Jean was a supervisor for the former American Bell Telephone Company in Batavia prior to her retirement. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish and the St. Joseph Sodality. She was also a member of Zonta, Telephone Pioneers of America and St. Jerome's Guild.  Jean was a tireless volunteer at the VA Hospital, St. Joseph's Carnival, the Jerome Center as well as a collection counter on Sundays at Resurrection Parish . 
 
Jean was the wife of the late Donald “Skinny” Weiss and sister of the late Carroll Nichols.
 
Survivors include a sister, Wilma Schloerb of Morristown, NJ and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
 
Family and friends may gather to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (December 2nd) from 5-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church).  Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
 
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA.
 
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.

KATHLEEN G. CIPOLLA Age 57, of Batavia, died Wednesday evening November 27, 2013 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She was born April 7, 1956 in Buffalo, NY to Clara C. (Borowiec) Gleason of Warsaw and the late Donald R. Gleason.

   Kathleen was a 1974 graduate of Warsaw Central School where she was the class valedictorian and a 1978 graduate of SUNY Albany earning her bachelor's in English. She was employed at the Beacon Center in Buffalo, a member of City Church and enjoyed her cats, Thumper & Scribbles. Kathy will be remembered for her strong faith in the Lord and being a wonderful, caring mother to her girls.

   Surviving along with her mother, her beloved daughters, April and Natalie Cipolla both of Batavia; brothers, Michael (Eileen) of Clinton, NY and Tim (Jean) of Oshkosh, WI; sisters, Susan of Belmont, NY and Joanna of MT; former husband, Thomas Cipolla of Stafford, NY; dear friends, Kathy Meacham, Mary Hecht, Melanie Connors and Margaret Peri along with several nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday December 1, 2013 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where Funeral Services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the family and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

Pages

Copyright © 2008-2022 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button

News Break