JAMES G. FASANO
Age 79, of Batavia, was called home peacefully Monday evening September 26, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 25, 1932 in Batavia, son of the late Genaro & Antoinette "Lulu" (Penta) Fasano, also preceded in death by brothers Patrick, Angelo & Genaro; sisters Lorraine (late John) Nowaka, Deanne (late John) Muscarella and Marcelene Drage. Mr. Fasano was a United States Army Veteran who served in Germany from 1956-1958 with the 62nd Tank Battalion attached to the 10th Mountain Division, a member of the VFW Post #1602 where he was Post Commander from 68-69. I lifelong member of Ascension Parish he worked 45 years at the Marshall's Newsstand. Jim was active in youth sports as a Minor League Baseball Caoch, participated in softball leagues, one of the founders of Batavia High Schools Touchdown Club, and was a Golden Gloves Champ going undefeated in 13 fights. He was very family, community & politically oriented serving as the Safety Chairman of Jackson School in 1969, Crime Prevention & Transportation Boards, spent many years on the County Republican Committee, ward 6 Republican Chairman for many years and in 1986 received the Citizenship Award from the City of Batavia Firefighters for his work establishing the former Rescue Squad. Jim was a WWII buff and an extremely knowledgeable sports enthusiast. An accomplished family man he lived by the code of God, Country, Family, was extremely proud of his boys and grandchildren and deeply devoted to his wife. He took great pride in his home and his roots to Batavia & Genesee County always giving back to them, never asking for anything in return.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 56 years Joan (Torcello) Fasano of Batavia; 2 sons Jimmy john (Margaret "Maggie") and David (Rachel) both of Batavia; brother Anthony "Butch" (Shirley) Fasano of Batavia and sister Kathleen "Kay" Alianell of Rochester; sisters-in-law Win of New Mexico, Mary & Harriett both of Batavia; 2 grandchildren Benjamin James (Kimberly) Fasano of Elba & Jenna Marie (Kevin) Arroyo of Batavia and their children Addison Marie & Jonah Fasano-Arroyo; brother-in-law William Drage of Ohio along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may visit from 3-8 PM Friday September 30, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Remembrances can be made in the form of floral bouquets and memorials in Jim's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500 and condolences online may be sent to [email protected].
THE FAMILY OF JAMES G. FASANO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.