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Patricia A. Maxwell, 72, of Alden, died Wednesday (November 13, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born in Buffalo on November 28, 1940, a daughter of the late Richard and Florence Dziadaszek Hudomint.

Her husband, Ralph H. Maxwell died on June 25, 1990.

Patricia worked in the quality control department of Mennen Medical in Clarence, NY.

She is survivied by her children: Julie (Michael) Stachura of Alden, Donna Reinhardt (Michael Saeli) of Alden and Brenda (Thomas)
Griffin of Clarence. Stepchildren:
Donna (James) Smith of Akron, Daniel (Elaine) Maxwell of Depew and Darren (Emily) Maxwell of Alden.  Five grandchildren: Richard Donovan, Shawn (Megan) Donovan, Michael (Becky) Szczepanski, Nicholas Szczepanski and Chelsea Szczepanski. Her sisters: Arlene Jack of Williamsville, Joan (Eugene) Dziekan of Mesa, AZ and Jeanette (late Jerome) Jazwiecki of Akron.  Two brothers: Dennis (Eunice) Hudomint of Akron and Robert (Sandy) Hudomint of Akron.  Her dear friends, Nick Pelz of Lancaster and Charlie Enser of Lancaster.  She is the sister of the late Richard Hudomint and Michael Hudomint.

Family and friends are invited to share their thoughts, fond memories and condolences on Saturday from 1 to 5 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST. AKRON.  Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 101 James Audubon Pkwy., W. Amherst, NY. 

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneeralhomes.net.

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN STREET, AKRON, NY  14001.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Carole J. Pettinella of Batavia went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday (Nov. 14, 2013) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville after a long illness.

She was born in Batavia on Oct. 31, 1934 to the late Joseph and Mary Gugino Barone. She graduated from Batavia High School in 1952 and married her high school sweetheart Angelo Pettinella on Feb. 20, 1954 at St. Anthony’s Church. In the 1970’s, Carole worked as manager of the Short Stop convenience store and Henry’s Restaurant, and as office assistant at Beltone, all in Batavia.

Carole accepted Jesus as her Savior in 1976, and was active in the church, participating in Bible studies, seminars and evangelical crusades. A member of Women’s Aglow International, she will be remembered as a strong witness for Christ through her compassion for others and through her angelic praise and worship.  Her favorite verse was Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

“Nana,” as she was known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, loved spending time with her family, and was especially proud of all their accomplishments. Family and friends loved Carole’s delicious meals and desserts; she truly enjoyed cooking and baking, and generously shared with all who came to their home. She also was an avid bowler, having participated in leagues at Mancuso Bowling Center in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. She enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends, whether they were praising the Lord, dining or shopping.

She was predeceased by her son, David (July 22, 2007); grandson, David Jr., (Aug. 30, 2005), and sister-in-law, Judith Barone (July 20, 2008).

Carole is survived by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Angelo; son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Wendy) Pettinella of Batavia; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas (Betsy) Pettinella, of Batavia; brother, Anthony (Marge) Barone of Batavia; grandchildren, Teressa Pettinella, Leanna (Dan) DiRisio, Bryan Pettinella, Adam Pettinella, Jennifer Cudney and Kelly Cudney, all of Batavia, and Philip Pettinella and Matthew (Meghan) Chartraw, both of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Christian Peek, Jenae Colkey, Haylee Thornley, Vincent DiRisio, Luciana DiRisio, Brycen Pettinella and Gage Pettinella, all of Batavia; nieces, Jodi (Scott) Fisher of Oakfield, Suzanne Barone, Toni (Ron) Funke, Amy Barone and Nicole (Rich) Boyce, all of Batavia; great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

As per Carole’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation and the family will gather to celebrate her life at their convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carole’s name can be made to Kaleida Health Foundation, 1260 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14209, or to The 700 Club, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Va., 23463.

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.

 

Stafford - Mrs. Sharon Lee Voorhees Oderkirk, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Hildenbrandt Hospice Care Center.

She was born November 11, 1942 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Harold and Edna Warren Voorhees.

She worked for the New York State Thruway Authority and was secretary for the First United Methodist Church of Batavia. She served as secretary for the Genesee County Agricultural Society for 30 years, Bergen Historian and was a member of the Bergen Grange. She enjoyed traveling, puzzles, researching genealogy on the Voorhees side of her family, playing the Wii and her dog, Zena.

She is survived by her husband, David G. Oderkirk; her former husband, Warren C. (Ann) Pocock of Bergen; three children, Dawn (Ryeder) Dilcher of Byron, Heather (Ken) Gillette-Nenni of Albion and Brian (Laurie) Pocock of Stafford; her step-children, Warren Oderkirk of Byron, Andrew (Michelle) Oderkirk of Michigan, Audra Bates of Byron, Christa Oderkirk of Batavia and Pam (Aaron) Sharp of Byron; 20 grandchildren; her great-granddaughter Anna and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is the sister of the late Ralph Voorhees.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Oderkirk family.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Kelli was born on August 10, 1973 in Batavia, New York a daughter of L. Stephen (Candice Wilson) Snider. She passed away November 10, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by the love of her family after a 33 year brave and courageous battle with cancer. Kelli was a 1992 graduate of Perry High School, and graduated from SUNY Cortland with her masters degree in education. She was a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Keshequa Central School in Nunda for 15 years. She enjoyed teaching her students at Keshequa, trying to make a difference in each of their lives. She enjoyed camping, animals, and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Shirley Snider and Verna (Charles) Wilson; father-in-law Harry J. Graves Jr.

She is survived by her beloved husband Gregory M. Graves whom she married on October 6, 2006, her loving parents; L. Stephen and Candi Snider of Warsaw, her daughter: Bayley Graves at home, a step-daughter; Amanda Graves of Friendship, a paternal grandfather; Lawrence Snider of Holley, mother-in-law; Marguerite Graves of Springhill, Fl., sister-in-law; Brenda (Robert) Borne of Wellsville, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and her extended family at Keshequa Central School.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Avon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gregory Graves to set up an education fund for her daughter Bayley @ P.O. Box 312 Avon, NY 14414. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Timothy C. Costanzo, 43 of Batavia, passed away Tuesday November 12, 2013 at his home in Batavia. He was born January 13, 1970 in New Hartford to Robert A. (Jane E. Mullen) Costanzo of Batavia. Tim was a member of Resurrection Parish. He is preceded in death by his sister Nadine Costanzo.

He is survived by his brother Scott (Shannon) Costanzo, his niece Eva Costanzo, nephew Cade Costanzo all of Chili and close friend James Preedom of Batavia.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday November 17, 2013 from 2-6 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday November 18, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

The family suggests memorials 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.

Dillard A. Judd, 78, of Batavia, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday (November 9, 2013) at Genesee County Nursing Home.

He was born in Starke, FL on October 10, 1935, a son of the late Dillard and Celia Judd.

Dillard grew up in Starke, FL and was an animal control officer prior to moving to Batavia.  He was a carpenter for numerous business’s in the Batavia area.  He was also involved with the Civil Air Patrol in his younger years.

Dillard was the husband of the late Ruth Ann Judd.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan (Marty) Sellers of Starke, FL. Brothers, Thomas (LaVerne) Judd of Graham, NC, John (Nancy) Judd of Ashville, NC.  Sister, Judy Stastny of Keystone Hieghts, FL.  Also survived by nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation.  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, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Leonard E. Rospierski, 71 of Chaffee, NY, died Monday (November 11, 2013) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
 
He was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on November 25, 1941, a son of the late Alexander and Frances Gull Rospierski.
 
Leonard was an Electrical Foreman at the University of Buffalo South Campus prior to his retirement. He enjoyed nature, woodworking, automobiles and his canine friends.
 
Survivors include his companion of 26 years, Mary Irene Brewer of Chaffee. Children, Len (Susan) Rospierski, Jill (Jeff) Moore and Jeffrey (Jodi) Rospierski, all of Alden.  Grandchildren, Jacob, Kristina, Shaunna, Hailey and Justin.  Sisters, Janice (Evan) Evans of Buffalo and Debra Lamancusa of Tonawanda.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
 
Family and friends may gather to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Wednesday (November 13th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday 10am at St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church, Buell St., Akron, NY.  Burial will follow in St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Cemetery.
 
Those desiring may offer memorial contributions in Leonards name to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
 
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.

Randall A. "Randi" Miller, 26 of Lancaster formerly of Cowlesville  passed away November 9, 2013. She was born May 19, 1987 in Warsaw to Douglas H. (Nancy M. Kilian) Miller of Cowlesville. Randi loved the outdoors, doing landscaping and she was a very talented artist. She was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ in Bennington. Randi was an excellent athlete especially softball. She will be remembered as being very kind hearted. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Ralph R. Kilian. 

Randi is survived by her parents; sisters Alexandria R. Miller, Georgie A. Miller, grandmother Arlene Kilian all of Cowlesville; grandparents Herman (Ester) Miller of North Java; loving boyfriend Jake Wujek of Lancaster along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday November 14, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 15, 2013 at Holy Family Parish 4316 Route 98 North Java. She will be laid to rest in the Cowlesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.wish.org or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. For more information please call (585) 591-1212.  Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Genevieve Jo Shaffer, of Perry passed away on November 7, 2013 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born November 6, 2013 to Chad M. (Hillary T. Beaumont) Shaffer of Perry.

Along with her parents Genevieve is survived by her grandparents Ward (Barb) Beaumont; Dave (Dawn) Borden; uncles Matt Beaumont; Shane Shaffer; William (Heather Dates) Borden all of Perry along with numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call from 4-7 PM on Thursday November 14, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC.  98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held privately for family only.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York at www.rmhcwny.org; Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo 219 Bryant St. Buffalo, NY 14222 or to the Wyoming County Community Hospital 44 Memory Box Program c/o Traci Provo 400 North Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com . Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Punta Gorda, FL/Batavia – Frank Strollo, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fl and formerly of Batavia, passed away suddenly on Monday (October 28, 2013) at his home.

Mr. Strollo was born May 14, 1942, a son of the late Ralph and Virginia (Fiore) Strollo.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda and a former member of St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia.  He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Batavia Golf Club as well as the St. Andrews South Golf Club in Punta Gorda.  He was a retired corrections officer and was a member of the Forgotten Victims of Attica.

Frank is the husband of Grace (Almeter) Strollo of Punta Gorda, Fl.  The two were married May 1, 1979 and enjoyed 34 wonderful years together.

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Frank J. Strollo of Rochester, Christine (Scott) Harris of Point Venture, Tx, Michelle (Michael) Perkins of Pavilion, Philip Boss of East Bethany, and Luanne Jacobs of Batavia; grandchildren, Frank, Anthony, Ethan, Mason, Zachary, Hannah, Kaleigh, Taylor, and Jenna; siblings, Anthony (Kathleen) Strollo of Albany, Florence (Donald) Skinner of Batavia, Mary Ann Strollo of Rochester, and Delores (Michael) Fee of Rochester.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Friends are invited to Frank’s Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday (November 13, 2013) at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish – St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Private entombment will be held at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia at the convenience of the family. 

To light a candle, share a story, or leave a condolence, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

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