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Age 86, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday morning February 24, 2013 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility. She was born March 14, 1926 in Washington, DC, a daughter, of the late Linwood D. & Agnes S. (McKnight) Eichelbeger, also preceded in death by her husband, James V. Pontillo Sr.; son, James V. Pontillo Jr.; sister, Mary V. Cook and granddaughter, Jeanne V. Pontillo

She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church and also attended the Faith Community Chapel. A switchboard operator in Washington before moving to Batavia where she was head teller for the former Marine Midland Bank. Jeanne was always active in Notre Dame High School while her children attended. She will be remembered as a loving, caring mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and baking.

Surviving are her loving daughters, Carol J. Carney of North Carolina and Linda (Joseph) Pratt of Ohio; brothers, Alfred (Anita) Eichelberger and James Eichelberger both of Maryland; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Friday March 1, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday March 2. Memorials in Jeanne’s memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Burial will be alongside her beloved husband in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



Scott R. Paul, 57 of Batavia, died February 26, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born August 8, 1955 in Auburn, NY to Robert (Yvonne) Paul of Perinton, NY and the late Helen (Cregg) Paul. Scott owned and operated Center Street Smokehouse with his brother Cregg. He loved graphic design and did all of the graphic design work for the restaurant along with designing the interior of the building with Cregg. He graduated from the University of Maryland and went on to work at Booz Allen. Scott was an avid golfer that loved music, photography and played the guitar. He is preceded in death by a sister Ellen Shucker.

He is survived by his beloved companion Donna Sullivan of Batavia; father Robert (Yvonne) Pual of Perinton; brother Cregg Paul of Batavia; sisters Lisa (Ron) Benke of Greece; Denise (Jim) Peterson of East Rochester; Amy (Robert) Digby, Jennifer (Craig) Coughlin both of Virginia along with 7 nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Scott’s life for family and close friends will take place on Friday March 1st from 1 to 4 PM at Center Street Smokehouse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 4th 10:30 AM at Holy Family Church 85 North Street Auburn, NY 13021. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to family to be distributed to various charities. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.


Stafford – Harley M. Hunneyman, 92, of Stafford, passed away on Tuesday, (February 26, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Mr. Hunneyman was born July 15, 1920 in LaFargeville, NY, a son of the late Erle S. and Lottie (Decker) Hunneyman.

He served during World War II with the Army Air Corps and was in the Aleutian Islands.  Harley was a member of the Moose, VFW and the American Legion.  He was a lifetime carpenter and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family.

Harley’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Michelle and Becky for all of the care they showed him.  It will never be forgotten.  

He is the husband of the late Jean (Chapell) Hunneyman who passed away in 2005.

Surviving are his sons, Gary (Carolyn) Hunneyman of Las Vegas, Craig (Carol) Hunneyman of Huntington Beach, CA, and Mark Hunneyman of Rochester; a grandson, Chaston Hunneyman of Huntington Beach, CA.  A sister-in-law, Sandy Hunneyman of Cape Vincent, NY also survives.

Harley is preceded in death by his brothers, Roger, Erle (late Pauline), Lyle (late Helen) and Ralph Hunneyman as well as his sisters, Violet Hunneyman and Catherine (late Jim) Cummins.  

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen, where Harley’s Funeral Services will immediately follow calling at 6:00.  The family asks for the courtesy of no flowers.  Please consider making memorials in Harley’s name Honor Flight, PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14629 or VA of Western NY, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in Byron Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Surfside Beach, SC - Mrs. Margaret K. Saunders, 85, of Surfside Beach, SC and formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday (February 20, 2013) peacefully at her home with her husband at her side.

Mrs. Saunders was born October 24, 1927 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Smith) Klue and the sister of the late Wally Klue.

A native of Batavia Margaret worked for over 30 years providing the community with financial services starting out at Genesee County Savings and Loan in her early 20’s and working her way up to Vice President prior to its acquisition by Dime Banking Savings and Loan Association in 1974 where she worked for an additional 10 years.  She continued to serve the community at the Tonawanda Federal Credit Union until her retirement.  Through the years she was affiliated and active with a variety of organizations including the Quota Club, the Methodist Church, and the Grandview Cemetery.  Margaret was a kind, loving, compassionate and generous wife, mother and friend to many who had a great love for animals and her flowers. 

She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Richard A. Saunders, whom she married July 14, 1951; her two sons, Rick Saunders and his wife Lou of Batavia, and Jeff Saunders of New York City; and her three grandchildren, Jennifer Baier and her husband Randy and her great grandson, Aiden Baier of North Carolina, Amanda Saunders of New York City and Kevin Saunders of Batavia.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

George Joy, 65, of George Road, Maynard, MA, died suddenly, Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Batavia, NY on June 14, 1947 son of the late Joseph T. and Josephine (Gallo) Joy. He was the husband of Linda A. (Balonek) Joy and they had been Maynard residents since 1978. Mr. Joy had been a manager at Digital Equipment Corp. formerly in Maynard and later for local gasoline stations before retiring. He was an avid bowler and collector car enthusiast and was a member of the Maynard Area Auto Club. He drove his El Camino carrying the Red Sox Green Monster "Wally" in December's Christmas Parade in Maynard. In recent years he enjoyed fishing, kayaking and dominoes with his neighbor.

In addition to his wife he leaves his son Jeffrey Joy of Columbia, MD, his daughter Beth A. Garbitt of Dennis; his beloved grandchildren: Madeline J. Joy, Emily Joy Garbitt, Olivia J. Joy and Matthew David Garbitt and two brothers Russell Joy of NY and Michael Joy of CA. He was predeceased by a daughter Kristi Lyn Joy.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced.

Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to a fund established for his grandchildren's continuing education c/o Jeffrey G. Joy, 6983 Newberry Dr. Columbia, MD 21044. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.fowler-kennedy.com. Arrangements completed by Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Service, Inc. 42 Concord St. Maynard, MA 01754.

Mary C. Fasano, 83, of Batavia, died Thursday (February 21, 2013) at Batavia Health Care Center.

She was born in Batavia on February 28, 1929, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Aquino Copani. 

 Her husband Angelo Fasano died in 1987.

Mrs. Fasano was a Pharmacy Technician at the former St. Jerome Hospital of Batavia prior to her retirement and was a life member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Church). Mary was a long time employee of the S.S. Kresge Co. of Batavia and a former manager for the Plaid Stamp Redemption Center also of Batavia.  She worked for the former HY-Top Pharmacy of Batavia. She was very fond of her dog Sam and cat Magic and was an avid bowler and enjoyed flower gardening around her home.

Surviving is her son, Jerry (Candy) Fasano of Albion, sisters: Josephine Burke of TN, Nicola (late Lon) Midkiff of Batavia and Grace (James) Deni of Batavia, brothers: Jack (Carol) Copani and Carmen (Sandy) Copani, all of Batavia.  Many nieces and nephews also survive along with her best friend, Florence Pontillo of Batavia.  She was the sister of the late Sandy Orr.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Tuesday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where prayers will be at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum. 

Those desiring may make memorials to: Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

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


The family of Kelsey Milks would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who sent cards, food, flowers, called, visited, face-booked, organized prayer vigils, hosted the bonfire, held our hands, wiped our tears, and shared sweet memories of our very special girl. We cannot find the words to thank our incredible family and friends that stood by our sides and held us up through this very difficult time. We are very blessed to live in a truly amazing community where there is so much love and compassion.

Thanks to C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. for the kindness and understanding they showed us. Thanks to Pastor Karen Grinnell for the beautiful memorial service at Indian Falls United Methodist Church, all of the kind words, and help during this difficult time.

Thank you all... Greg, Roxane, and Aleah Milks

Roy J. Wullich, 85, of Batavia passed away peacefully with his wife and son by his side on February 16, 2013.  Mr. Wullich was a resident of the New York State Veteran’s Home at Batavia the last several years.

Mr. Wullich was born on January 22, 1928 in Buffalo, NY to Joseph and Ida (Lichtenwalter) Wullich.  He graduated from East High School in Buffalo.  On June 29, 1954 he married Marion E. (Betty) Whelpley who survives him.

Mr. Wullich was a World War II veteran. After working briefly for the New York Central Railroad, Mr. Wullich went into the New York State Police.  Upon his retirement after 23 years of service he ran for the office of Sheriff of Genesee County and served as Genesee County Sheriff for two terms.

Mr. Wullich later worked for the Ford Gum and Machine Co. of Akron, NY.  He was an Eagle Scout and member of the National Eagle Scout Association.  He was active with volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America for over 35 years in a variety of positions at both the local unit and council level.

In addition to Scouting, Mr. Wullich, was active in the Association of Former New York State Troopers, New York State Dept. of the American Legion and the Glenn S. Loomis Post 332 in Batavia.

Mr. Wullich is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty, also a resident of the NYS Veteran’s Home at Batavia; son, Roy II of Santa Clara, CA; and a sister Ethel M. Schopf of Buffalo, NY, along with several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister the late Elsie Kraengel.

The family wishes to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to the skilled and compassionate staff of the NYS Veteran’s Home at Batavia.

There will be no visitation hours and a private family service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and sent to Roy Wullich II, 3770 Flora Vista Ave. #404, Santa Clara, CA 95051 for distribution to his favorite organizations. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Robert W. Morris, 55, of Buffalo, died Wednesday (February 13, 2013) at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.

He was born in Buffalo on June 22, 1957 a son of the late William and Velma DeFields Morris.

Mr. Morris was a truck driver for the Buffalo Municpal Housing Authority.

Surviving is his wife of 13 years, Irene S. Morris. Step daughter, Candice Marie McReynolds of North Carolina.  Three grandchildren, John Wesley McReynolds, Mina Irene McReynolds and Jim Rece Jones.  Sister, Kathleen Carter of Buffalo. 

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

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


Age 66, of Batavia, NY died Wednesday (February 13, 2103) at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Jack was born on September 14, 1946 in Batavia, NY to the late John H. & Joanna (Longhini) Docking.

Jack was a United States Army Veteran who enjoyed his dogs and horse racing. He will be most remembered as a very accomplished artist and sign painter in this area. 

Survivors include; brothers, William (Mary) of FL, Robert (Diane) of Batavia and Donald (Linda) of LeRoy; sister, Ann Marie Docking of Batavia along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service 1:00 PM on Monday February 18 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Memorials in Jack’s memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy, New York and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



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