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Charles W. Hephner, 71, of Alexander, passed away on Sunday August 25, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born November 9, 1941 in Hillsdale, MI to the late Harold (Alice Carrie) Hephner. Mr. Hephner spent 20 years in the United States Navy, he worked for a long time at Sabin Metal and also drove a truck for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He loved having coffee with his buddies. Mr. Hephner proudly found the Lord later in life and dedicated himself to prayer. He is preceded in death by his brother Carl Hephner.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife Kathy (Snyder) Hephner of Alexander; sons Kelly J. (Dana) Delikat of MD; Joseph Delikat of Oakfield.

As per Mr. Hephner's wishes his body was donated to the University of Buffalo Medical School. A 1:00 PM Memorial Service will be held at the Bethany Fire Department and will be officiated by Rev. John Hatch of the Pentecostals of Genesee, United Pentecostal Church on Saturday September 7, 2013.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department or to the East Bethany Fire Department. 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., 333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

JUDITH ELAINE HALL Age 61, longtime Batavia City School District teacher, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born August 11, 1952 to the late D. Earl & Esther (Pape) Bolles.

   Judi obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematics from SUNY Brockport, and began teaching in 1978. Her amazing teaching career spanned 30 plus years and touched the lives of thousands of students. She was an avid golfer and scored an epic hole-in-one on Terry Hills' signature island hole #14. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, RV-ing, tutoring, and an occasional trip to the casino. She loved her family vacations to Beckers, amusement parks, and Disney World. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, pets (Midnight, Jayden, Dakota), and the love of her life, Scott.

   Surviving is her beloved husband of 35 years, Scott Hall of Batavia; loving children, Amy K. (Jason) Harris of Michigan and their children, Matthew John & Elizabeth Kristine; David W. (Ashley) Hall of Batavia and Philip S. Hall of Colorado; brothers and sisters, late Daniel (Ruth) Bolles of Florida, Constance (Robert) Hummel of Kenmore, late Donald (Anne) Bolles of Texas, Richard (Joann) Bolles of Nevada, Janet (late Robert) Widmann of Florida, her twin brother, John (Liz) Bolles of Oregon and Carol (Daniel) Schrantz of Williamsville; sisters-in-law, Sharon Michie of North Carolina and Lynn Sutherland-Bolles of Colorado; sister-in-law, Wende (Sidney Richard) London of Batavia; brother-in-law, Ronald (Shellye) Dale-Hall of Elba; mother-in-law, Dorothy B. (late William D.) Hall of Batavia and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

   Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 and from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The celebration of Judi's life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013. All services will be held at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, and memorials in her memory are suggested to the family to be distributed to charities of Judi's choice.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth DiCenso Age 82, longtime Oakfield resident, died peacefully Wednesday evening August 21, 2013 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home with family at her side. She was born December 2, 1930 in Poggio Picenze, Italy (L'Aquila), daughter of the late Attilio & Mary Louise Centi, also preceded in death by her husband, Pasquale "Patsy" DiCenso on October 7, 1984.

   Elizabeth's amazing life story begins as an only child having survived bombings in her hometown during WWII and making her way to the United States in 1946. She graduated from Oakfield-Alabama Central School, Rochester Business Institute (RBI) and in 1953 boarded the Andrea Doria, sailing to Italy to be reunited with the "love of her life" Patsy, whom she married on June 14, 1953. Following a honeymoon in Rome, they travelled back and settled in Oakfield to begin their life together, proud and mindful of their Italian-American Heritage, days filled with hard work, always focused on family and their church. Elizabeth was an entrepreneur and owner of the Oakfield Lauderettes along with several other rental properties. She active member of Parish Outreach, St. Joseph's Table and The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Padre Pio Parish (formerly St. Cecelia's). Liz loved to travel back to her home country of Italy and in the U.S. Family and friends will remember her authentic Italian cooking, namely "Gnocchi's and Pizzelles", her beautiful rose bushes and her love for the "Chicken Dance". Elizabeth's greatest gift and legacy will always be her generous love for family, friends and church, her beautiful warmth will be forever missed.

   Surviving are her beloved children, Jean "Jeannie" DiCenso of Oakfield and her children, Tara Marie (fiancé, Nolan) Ingalsbe and Ryan (Rachel) Ingalsbe; David (Diana) DiCenso of Alpharetta, GA and their children, Christian David DiCenso and Danielle Marie DiCenso; Joseph DiCenso of Oakfield and his daughter, Serena Elizabeth Strollo-DiCenso; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

   Visitation will be from 2-7 PM Sunday August 25, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM Monday August 26 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial, St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, New York 14125. Liz will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Patsy, in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials in her memory be made to St. Padre Pio Parish.

The DiCenso family wishes to thank the staffs of UMMC, LeRoy Village Green, Liz's church family and the many friends and extended family for their care, concern and prayers for their beloved mother.                   

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

Gerard I. Willis “Jerry”, 78 of Spencerport, formerly of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday (August 21, 2013) at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 22, 1935, a son of the late Irving and Helen Mcdonaugh Willis.

He graduated high school from St. John Preparatory School in Brooklyn.  Gerard served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and upon honorable discharge, attended the University of Buffalo.  He was the operator/owner of the Goodyear Shoe Repair that was located on Jackson St. in Batavia.

He was the husband of the late Providence “Prudy” Varco Willis who died November 10, 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeanine Vendetta of Rochester, Lisa (John) Sprague of Spencerport and Christa (Doug) Palmer of Batavia. Son, Steven Willis of Rochester.  Son-in-law, David Vendetta of Rochester.  Also survived by eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Robert Willis.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share condolences, memories and thoughts on Sunday from 12pm-3pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 3pm.  Burial with military honors will be in Bath National Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626.

The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff at the Jewish Home, RGH and Unity Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for the wonderful care he received.

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.

Corfu - James "Jake" Rudnik, 75, of Corfu, passed away Tuesday (August 20, 2013) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

He was born May 6, 1938 in Lancaster, a son of the late Frank and Mary Rudnik. Jake was a union carpenter for the Local 9 in Buffalo.

He is survived by his wife, Rosanne (Gazzo) Rudnik of Corfu; loving Dad of Timothy (Kathy) Rudnik, Dawn May, David (Kelly) Watts, Robin (late Donald) Neyman, Kim (Joseph) Ebeling and the late Deborah Watts. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 4 siblings. Predeceased by 3 siblings.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Refreshments at his residence following the service.

Corfu - Dorothy S. Bartlett, 86, went home to her loved ones in heaven, Tuesday (August 20, 2013) at the New York State Veterans Home, Batavia, surrounded by her family.

 
Dorothy was born September 15, 1926 in the Town of Darien, a daughter of the late John and Anna Klehn Skeet. She was a dedicated homemaker and her delicious pies will be missed by all. Dorothy was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu Rebekah Lodge 222 and was on the Victims Panel for GCASA. Dorothy was the wife of the late Walter Bartlett, sister of the late Florence Skeet and Raymond Skeet and grandmother of the late Mindy Beals. 
 
She is survived by her children: Lin (Skip) Bartlett-Taylor of Corfu, Carol "Cay" (Pat Fletcher) Bartlett of Buffalo and Charles Bartlett of Corfu; grandchildren: Scott Beals, Joel Taylor, Charles Bartlett II, Jeremey Bartlett and James Bartlett; 7 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Skeet of Batavia and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Family and friends may call Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. Memorials may be made to the New York State Veterans Home Activities Department (Bingo games) 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

There will be a celebration of life for Buddy who recently passed away in Colorado.

Roland “Bud” Bower Jr., son of Roland and Vivian Bower of Leroy, is survived by his wife, Marietta Stevens-Bower and children Julie, Cheryl (Donnie), Heather (Johnny) and Kevin (Jennifer) Bower, and stepchildren Tim, Tom and Mike Stevens. He is also survived by his brothers, Barry (Suzanne), Brian (Kate), Robin (Mary), Craig (Pat) and sister Candace Bower, along with many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bower was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bruce, daughter Debra Lynn, mother-in-law Isabele and his stepson Danny.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the home of his sister Candace Bower, 10 Wilson St., Le Roy. Please join us between the hours of 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and help honor this wonderful man.

Bergen ~ Carole Ann Hemmer Alianell, age 78, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     She was born September 9, 1934 in Wayland, New York to the late Fred and Harriet Hemmer. 

     Mrs. Alianell was a retiree of the Taylor Instrument Company in Rochester after 25 years of service as their payroll clerk.

     She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Alianell, her children, sons, David Alianell of Rochester and Dr. Sam (Alice) Alianell of The Woodlands, TX, daughter, Diane (John) Carson of Sanford, NC, her beloved grandchildren, Albert , Amy (Tony), Colton, Jeshua & Sammy and great grandsons Aiden and Austin, sisters Marilyn (Donald) Pursel of LeRoy, Jean (Ron) Pangrazio of LeRoy, brothers Jim (Mickey) Hemmer of CA, Tom (Joanne) Hemmer of CA and many loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Butler, and a brother and sister in law, Charlie and Kathleen Alianell.

     A special thank you goes out to the staff of Emeritus at Landing of Brockport and the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for the wonderful support and care you provided to our beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

     There are no prior calling hours.  Her Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, (St. Peter's Church), 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY.  Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.

     Mrs. Alianell and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  (585) 768-2400

MARY M. ESTEN Age 54, of Batavia and Elba, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon August 13, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born March 27, 1959 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Lewis & Margaret (Sheridan) Esten II, also preceded in death by her grandmother, Anne (Clark) Esten and great nephew, Michael C. Schad.

   Mary was employed at United Memorial Medical Center and Darien Lake. She was a lifetime member of the Elba Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Western New York Gas and Steam Association and Elba Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, bowling, camping with family and helping at the Elba Plow Days with her family. Mary will be remembered as a person that would go out of her way for anyone to help.

   Surviving are her brothers, Lewis H. (Ginger) Esten III of Elba, Charles Esten Sr. of Albion; sisters, Terry (Rick) Seiler of Lakeland, FL, Karen (Michael) Schad and Donna Esten both of Elba; very close friends, Gertrude Schad of Elba and Thomas (Elaine) Boss of Warsaw; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

   Visitation will be from 1-4 & 6-9 PM Sunday August 18, 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 Monday. Burial will be alongside her mother and father in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba with memorials suggested to the Elba Fire Department 4 South Main Street Elba, New York 14058 or to the family.

PLEASE NOTE: Elba Fire Department/Ladies Auxiliary will meet Sunday at 7PM.                  

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

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

 

 

 

 

Marvin E. Gilliatt Sr., 78 of Batavia, passed away August 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family under HomeCare & Hospice. He was born May 17, 1935 in Batavia to the late Clarence (Madeline Bartlett) Gilliatt. Mr. Gilliatt worked for many years at Agway Fertilizer in Batavia.  He was an avid hunter who loved to shoot trap and skeet.  Marvin belonged to the Five Points Gun Club. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette (Whipple) Gilliatt, son Marvin E. Gilliatt Jr. and Brother Melvin Gilliatt.

Marvin is survived by his three daughters, Debra (Grant) Carlson, Dawn (Steve) Boyki, and Linda Vigiano, all of Batavia. 9 grandchildren, Bethany & Shyann Ruffino, Robert Mack Jr., Kaylyn & Kiera Carlson, Adrienne, Jennifer & Joseph Boyki, Gregory Vigiano; 5 great-grandchildren, Zaylee Boyki, Ashton Houston, Isla Wolfe, Bailey & Kevin Newton-Vigiano, along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 from 4-7 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday August 16th, 2013. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to 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.


 

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