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EAST BETHANY – Richard F. Fietz, Jr., 90, of East Bethany, passed away Tuesday (January 21, 2014) at his home.

Mr. Fietz was born October 30, 1923 in Boston, MA, a son of the late Richard F. and Edith Fietz.

A native of Boston, MA, a life-long public servant, and a devoted family man, Richard F. Fietz, Jr. served in the US Army as a combat engineer in the European Theater of Operations during WWII.  After the war, he attended Boston University, Middlebury College and Columbia University, graduating with a Masters in Psychology in 1950.

He was a deacon in the Kings Highway Baptist Church, a member of the Eastern Rod and Gun Club and an avid hunter and fisherman. 

He married his wife, Antoinette “Toni” (Adragna) in 1948.  They moved to Batavia in 1956 and lived in Bethany since 1958.  He was a member of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Company, serving as secretary, member of the board of directors and rescue squad.  He enjoyed traveling and in his last years surfed the internet avidly for international news.  His last international trip was in 1998 to Marseille, where he had been stationed for part of his service in WWII.

He was active in the American Correctional Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology and the International Halfway House Association. He established the halfway house on Greg Street in Rochester as the first one in New York State in the early 1970’s. He retired from his position as Deputy Superintendent of Attica Correctional Facility in 1983.

His wife, Toni, predeceased him in 2012.  He had been her dedicated caregiver for the last decade of her life and her companion of 63 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Lynne Fietz; three grandsons, Alexander Fietz Saldarriaga, Diego Fietz-Bogotá and Giovanny Fietz; two granddaughters-in-law, Yveth Saldarriaga and Ana Ruth Fietz-Bogotá; two great-grandchildren, Esmeralda Layla Saldarriaga and Piero Alessandro Saldarriaga; and his “baby” sister, Roberta Fitzpatrick.  The family is grateful to Sylvia Santana for the tremendous help that she provided to enable him to stay in his home and maintain his quality of life, as well as to his good neighbors and the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of visitation at 8.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054, in his memory.  Please leave a condolence, light a candle, or share a story at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Elizabeth J. Place "Betty", 92 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Monday (January 20, 2014) at the Weinberg Campus Nursing Facility in Getzville.

She was born August 17, 1921 in Eden, NY, a daughter of the late William John and Florence Strawbrich McGennis.

Betty and her late husband were the owners of the former Place's Grocery Store in Akron.  She was also a member of St. Teresa's R.C. Church.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, George A. Place and two sons, James and George W. Place.

Survivors include a sister, Violet Buckenmeyer of Darien and several nieces, nephews and dear friends including Eleanor, Nancy and Kathy.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Thursday from 9:00am-10:30am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St. Akron.  Prayers will be recited from the funeral home at 10:30am, followed by an 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa's R.C. Church. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in the Town of Royalton.

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.

Walter A. Lawton, 86 of Strykersville, went to be with the Lord on Monday January 20, 2014 at the Wyoming Country Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born April 12, 1927, son of the late Norris (Pearl Kummer) Lawton.

Survived by his wife of 65 years Dorothy (Wilson) Lawton; two children Karen Karan; Keith (Susan) Lawton; five grandchildren, two great-grandchild.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the Bennington Fire Department 1353 Rt. 354 Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call 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.
 

Gino L. Fava, 90 Oakfield, passed away on January 20, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born on May 11, 1923 in South Alabama, NY to the late Guiglielmo “William” (Antonietta Minello) Fava. He is preceded in death by his brother Edwin Fava.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Anna (Costantini) Fava of Oakfield; three children, Susan (Philip) Hubbert of Phoenix, AZ and Batavia; William (Cathy) Fava of Batavia; Debra (Robert) Cecere of Victor. Grandchildren are Majors Patrick (Brandy) Malone, son Alex of MD; Matthew (Kathryn) Fava, son William of VA; Ryan (Hannah) Fava, children Wyatt and Olivia of Ballston Lake; Philip (Kristine) Fava, daughter Elliana of Batavia; Patrick (Melody) Fava of Batavia; Drs. Dina (Mark) Dosch, children Mary Rose, Michael, and Joseph Dosch of Pittsburg, PA; Pamela Cecere of Sewickley, PA; step grandchildren Lucie Hubbert Cripe, daughters Madeline, Colby and Grace; and Sarah Hubbert (Rob) Bryan, sons Taylor and Cameron; sister Olga Fava Dean. In addition, there are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in the states, Canada, and Italy.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 25, 2014 at St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice 29 Liberty St. Suite 6 Batavia, NY 14020 or to St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. 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.
 

John T. Holota, 67, of Batavia, passed away Friday (January 17, 2014) at his residence.

He was born in Weiden, Germany on July 24, 1946, a son of Maria Kensy Holota of Batavia and the late Adam Holota, Sr.

John served from 1966-1968 with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a general laborer for various companies in the area. John was a member of the Polish Falcons Nest #493 and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his little buddy Riley.

Surviving besides his mother, is his son, Dr. Paul Holota of Virginia Beach, VA. Fiancée, Lonnie Bump of Batavia. Brother, Adam Holota of Batavia. Nephews, Matthew Holota of Batavia and David Holota of Fairbanks, Alaska.  Extended family, Jodi and Scott Williams and was a loving Papa to Riley Williams. 

Family and friends may gather to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Wednesday from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  9:30am on Thursday at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).

Interment with full military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.

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.

Jack was born in Warsaw, New York on September 23, 1945 a son of the late Leonard and Leona (Clark) Hurlburt. Jack graduated from Perry High School. He was a truck driver for the former Agway Petroleum in Perry and worked for the former Ames Department Store in Warsaw. He was a very active member of the Perry Fire Department, and Western New York Fireman’s Association. He is preceded in death by two brothers Ralph (Lois) and Ted Hurlburt.

He is survived by his wife: Sue Ann (Smith) Hurlburt whom he married in 1967, a son: Todd Hurlburt of Perry, a brother: Clark (Shirley) Hurlburt of Gainesville, a sister: Joyce Martin of Perry, a sister-in-law: Charlotte Hurlburt of Perry, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be announced at a later date. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 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.

Stacky was born in Perry, New York on March 28, 1929 a son of the late Walter and Anna (Krawczak) Odymala. Stacky served with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Perry Central School and received his associate’s degree at RIT in Rochester. He retired from the Rochester Carpenters Union Local (85) 276 in Rochester. He was a member of the St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry. He was a member of Dom Polski’s, the Perry VFW, Perry Vets Club and the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club.

He is survived by his wife Dolores Aaron Odymala whom he married on October 9, 1982, a step-daughter: Kelly (Richard) Cicero of Leicester, 4 step-sons: Douglas McClurg of Avon, Charles (Senia) McClurg of Clarksville, Tenn., Gregory (Anita Scott) McClurg of Perry and David (Lori) McClurg of Perry, along with 10 grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday January 19th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home, 10:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530 at 11:00 AM on Monday January 20, 2014. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. For more information please call (585) 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.

Brockport ~ Rosemary W. Kingsley, age 76, of The Landing, formerly of Chili, passed away Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 15, 2014) at Unity Hospital with her loving family at her side.

     Mrs. Kingsley was born Sept. 25, 1937 in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of the late Raymond and Elsie (Webster) Wolf.

     She was a very active and dedicated member of many organizations which included the Grace Baptist Church of Brockport, Germana Rebekah Lodge #83, Pax Theta Rho #24, Ladies Patriarch Militant, and the Chili Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a retiree of Eastman Kodak.

     She is survived by her daughters, Dawn (Dale) Ehrhart of LeRoy and Laurali (Thomas) Waldmiller of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Derek Tesch, Caitlin & Amie Waldmiller and Karl Ehrhart; her siblings, Shirley Gatti of Rochester, Gloria O'Mara of Albion, William (Susie) Wolf of Montgomery, AL, Cindy (Frank) Cape of North Port, FL, Carol (Tom) Durfee of Myakka City, FL, and Raymond C. Wolf of Clermont, FL, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Kingsley and a sister, Ellen Wolf.

     Friends may call on the family on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2 ~ 4 P.M. at the Grace Baptist Church of Brockport, 5220 Lake Road South (Rt. 19), Brockport, where services will be held at 4:00 P.M.  Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church.

     Mrs. Kingsley and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mrs. Kingsley's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com

George F. Henry, 77 of Batavia, passed away on January 14, 2014 peacefully at his home. He was born on December 6, 1936 to the late Wilson (Eleanor Nagel) Henry. George worked at the State School for the Blind for many years.  He was a long standing member at the Calvary Baptist church in Batavia.  George enjoyed fishing, reading and playing Euchre. He is preceded in death by his wife Charlene (Kirk) Henry; two sisters, Patricia and Susan.   

Survivors include his children David (Dora) Henry of Stafford; Daughters Ruth Spedding of Lockport; Catherine (John) Newton of Kendall; sister Sharon Thompson of Watkins Glen.

Friends are invited to call on Friday January 17, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church located at 3515 Galloway Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held 11:00AM Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest in the Calvary Baptist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church located at 3515 Galloway Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.
 

MICHAEL G. SULLIVAN Age 77, former Batavia resident, died peacefully Tuesday morning December 24, 2013 at the Wayne Center in Wayne, PA. He was born March 25, 1936 in Batavia to the late Michael L. and Sara (Kane) Sullivan, also preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalie (Carlino) and his son, Kevin C. Sullivan.

   Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 18, 2014 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Mr. Sullivan will be buried with his parents in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.           

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

THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL G. SULLIVAN 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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