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Baby Matusak, died January 21, 2011 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. Born in Warsaw, NY on January 21, 2012. Born to Matt Troisi of Silver Lake and Jolene Matusak of Silver Lake. Preceded in death by maternal grandmother Cheryl Matusak (2006).

Survived by a maternal grandfather Steve Fox of LeRoy; paternal grandmother Mary Ann Roessell of Retsof; brother Corbin Nichols of Silver Lake; Aunt Kristin (Koy) Langless of Perry; sisters Brooklyn and Shelby Troisi of Silver Lake.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately for the family. Memorials may be made to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

Age 95, of Oakfield, died peacefully Sunday evening January 22, 2012 at her home under the care of her loving family and Hospice. She was born February 18, 1916 in LeRoy, NY daughter of the late Louis & Josephine (Andalora) Baglio, also preceded in death by her beloved husband Samuel Forti in 2005; sisters Grace Baglio, Jennie Paladino, Josephine Maida, Mary Perry and a brother Frank Baglio. Mrs. Forti, is a longtime and the oldest member of St. Padre Pio Parish, former member of the Bishop's Committee for Christian Home and Family in the Diocese of Buffalo, welcoming families. In early years she was employed by the Edith Hartwell Clinic and the Jello Plant in LeRoy, also the E.N. Rowell Box Factory & JJ Newberry Co. in Batavia until her retirement in 1972.

Surviving are her loving children Joan (Art) Cichowski of Webster, Elaine Forti of Oakfield, Carol (Jim) Wigton of Rochester and David (Lorraine) Forti of Oakfield; sisters Rose Wallace, Carmen Cintorino, and Marion Ricci all of Batavia; brother-in-law Ralph Cintorino of Batavia; sisters-in-law Betty Forti of LeRoy, Grace Forti of St. Louis; 5 grandchildren Karen (Pasi) Cichowski-Janne, Mark (Shawn) Cichowski, Heather (Jeremy) Shaw, Brian (Marsha) Wigton & Andrew (Kristi) Wigton; 10 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 3-7 PM on Wednesday January 25, 2012 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:15 AM Thursday January 26 followed by an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site). Memorials in Sarah's memory are suggested to St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Street Oakfield, NY 14125 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. She will be laid to rest with her husband in St. Francis Cemetery in LeRoy. For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

Mr. Donald C. Britt, 75, of Byron, died Saturday (January 21, 2012) at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Britt was born January 28, 1936 in Batavia, a son of the late Gerald and Mary (Chapin) Britt.

Mr. Britt was a retired farmer and former partner at L-Brooke Farms in Byron.  Mr. Britt was a partner with G.F. Britt and Sons and also Byron Enterprises (now Oxbo International).  He served as a director for ProFac Cooperative. Don was a former Byron Town Supervisor and served on the Byron Town Board. He served on the Board of Directors for Cornell Cooperative Extension and NYS Farm Bureau. He was a past vice moderator for the Genesee Valley Presbytery and also a board member of the Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern.  He was a private pilot and the rarest of breeds, a liberal republican!

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Britt of Byron; a daughter, Kim (Mark) Dewey of Byron; a son, Donald B. (Chrystal) Britt of Byron; five grandchildren, Meghan Dewey of Chicago, Illinois, Sarah Dewey of Montclair, New Jersey, Nathan Dewey of Penfield, Benjamin Britt of Byron and Kylie Britt of Byron; a sister, Jane (John) Porter of Valley Center, California, a sister-in-law, June (Linderman) Britt of Fremont, Michigan, and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, Gerald Britt.  

Calling hours are Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Byron Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main, Byron.  A reception will be held immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be at a later date in Byron Cemetery, Byron.  Memorials may be made to the Byron Presbyterian Church, Furnace Fund, P.O. Box 206, Byron, NY 14422.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.   

     Age 77, of Batavia, formerly of Pawling, New York, died Thursday evening January 19, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born December 3, 1934 in Poughkeepsie, New York daughter of the late James & Irene (Fitzpatrick) Clark. She was employed for many years by IBM and was a member of St. John's Parish in Pawling.

     She is survived by her beloved husband Charles R. Utter Jr. of Batavia; loving children James (Beth) Utter of Poughkeepsie,NY, Charles (Jennifer) Utter of Upton, MA, Karen (John) Cima of Corfu and Anne (Dan) Pruzan of Redwood City, CA; a sister Jean Clark of Pawling, NY along with 5 grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.

     There is no prior visitation and funeral services will held Tuesday January 24, 2012 at St. John's R.C. Church in Pawling with burial in the church cemetery. Memorials in Margaret's memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF MARGARET C. UTTER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

Darryl Tyndell, 40 of LeRoy, died January 16, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born August 18, 1971 in Washington DC to Henrietta (Robert Wise) Tyndell of Brockport. Darryl was a member of Living Waters Church in LeRoy.

He is survived by wife Shannon (Valdes) Tyndell of LeRoy; daughters Kyiera of Japan; Briyana, Carissa of LeRoy; son Jaden Tyndell of LeRoy; brothers Adrian (Mary) of Neversink; Herbert of Niagara Falls, Raheem of Brockport; sisters Tonya (Douglas) Chubb of MD; Glenda Wise of FL along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sat. Jan. 21st from 11 AM to 12 Noon at the Assembly of God Church 24 N. Spruce St. Batavia, NY, 14020. 12:00 Noon Funeral Services will follow at the Church. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. 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.

Douglas R. Miller, 53 of Perry, died peacefully at his home on January 17, 2012. He was born June 28, 1958 in Buffalo to the late Norman J. Miller (2003) and Irene (Kuhn) Miller of Cowlesville. Doug got his Masters Degree from Buffalo State College and then went on to teach technology at Letchworth Central School. He had a passion for sports and coached many sports at Letchworth including Jr. High Basketball from 1984-86, head Girls Track from 84-89, assistant Girls Soccer from 85-87, Jr. High Track from 87-89, assistant Modified Football 89-90 then Head Coach from 90-92, JV Boys Basketball 90-91, Head Varsity Football Coach from 1992-2001 receiving Coach of the Year every year from 1994-1998, mini Perry Blaze Girls Softball, organized and coached Perry Girls Little League Softball, First Base Coach this past summer for the Rochester Revenge Softball Team, and was currently keeping stats for the Perry Varsity Girls Basketball Team. Doug was a Driver Education Instructor at Letchworth from 1987-2000, in Warsaw from 2001-2010, and gave countless 5 hour pre-licensing courses all over the area. He was a former member of St. Joseph’s Church in Perry. Doug is preceded in death by a brother Robert Miller.  

He is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen (Kramell) Miller married August 11, 1990 of Perry; daughters Erika Lynn Miller of Alfred University; Ashley Ann Miller of Perry; mother Irene (Kuhn) Miller of Cowlesville; sister Linda (Jeff) Papke of Angola; brothers Paul (Lisa Pritchard) Miller of Oakfield; Thomas Miller of Cowlesville; mother-in-law Nancy (David Spencer) Kramell of Pavilion; brothers-in-law David (Tina) Kramell, Dan (Nadine) Kramell both of Perry; sister-in-law Kristina (Jake Gordon) Schofield of Queens Creek, AZ along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

Friends are invited to call on Friday January 20, 2012 and Saturday January 21, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 2:30 PM Funeral Services will take place on Sunday January 22, 2012 at the Letchworth Central School 5550 School Road Gainesville, New York 14066.  Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry Center.   

Flowers are gratefully declined. It was Doug’s wish as his final gift to his daughters to have memorials made to a fund set up for their college education at www.thebigal.com. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Mildred B. Cina, 88 of Batavia, died January 16, 2012 at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia. She was born March 11, 1923  in Batavia to the late Salvatore Cina and the late Paulene Columbo. Ms. Cina worked for 42 years at the VA Medical Center in Batavia and also volunteered at the VA and St. Jerome’s Hospital after her retirement. She was a member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church, the Altar & Rosary Society, St. Jerome’s Hospital Guild and taught church school at St. Anthony’s School.  She is preceded in death by her brother Charles Cina.
                                                                                                                        
Ms. Cina is survived by her aunt Nancy (Samuel) Ficarella of Batavia; cousin James (Kim) Ficarella of Batavia, who helped her greatly in her later years along with many other cousins. 

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday January 21, 2012 at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church, 122 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


 

Frederick J. Nichols, 83 of Corfu died January 16, 2012 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born March 6, 1928 in Medina, NY to the late Frederick H. ((Louise L. Lennox) Nichols. Mr. Nichols worked 42 years for Niagara Mohawk as a General Line Foreman. He was a WWII Army Veteran, member of the Cornerstone Church in East Pembroke, and an antique car collector. He is preceded in death by brothers Cliff, Robert, and Francis Nichols; sisters Eleanor Myntti, Bonalyn Dombrowski, and Ethel Hayes.   

He is survived by his beloved wife Virginia Nichols of Corfu; sons Roger (Lorna) of CO; Mark of Corfu; Steven (Cheryl) Nichols of Windermere, FL; brother Richard Nichols of N. Collins; sisters Esther Halstead of NV; Mae Kopper of Alexander; Monica (Frank) Neindorf of FL; 4 grandchildren Brooke (Gabe) Milter, Lindsay (John) Carr, Shelby (Shawn) Gibbons, Makaila Nichols, 3 great-grandchildren Colby, Bailey and Jayden along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on from 3 to 7 PM on Thursday January 19, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home and Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will take place on Friday January 20, 2012 at the Cornerstone Church 2583 Main Road East Pembroke, NY 14056. Interment will take place in the Grand View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Church. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

   
 

Age 89, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday morning January 13, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center with his beloved daughter Cheryl at his side.

He was born in Batavia, August 7, 1922, the fifth of ten children of the late John and Frances (Wozniak) Kowalik. he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth (Williams) Kowalik in 2007, sisters Irene Kulikowski, Connie Brazzell, Delores Slater, and brothers Raymond & Jerome Kowalik.

John was a World War II Navy Veteran of the Bombing Squad 151, Pacific Theater. He was awarded the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, American Campaign, World War II Victory, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, and Air medals.

John retired from Dohler-Jarvis, and worked for the US Census Bureau. He belonged to Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart), Holy Name Society, Sacred Heart 20 Week Club, Polish Falcons Nest #493, where he started the Polish Falcons Bowling League, Polish Civic Club, life member of VFW and D.A.V., Dohler-Jarvis Quarter Century Club, former President of the Dohler-Jarvis retirees, and a member of the former Moose, Elks, and Saint Nicks Clubs; and a lifelong member, former trustee, and a member of parish council, of Sacred Heart Church. John also played baseball for the Polish Falcons. John was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt, trap, and fish, bowler, and loved the NY Yankees, playing poker and Bingo, traveling to Seneca Casinos, and wintering in Bradenton, FL.

He leaves behind his daughter Cheryl Kowalik, and daughter by affection Barbara Matarazzo both from Batavia, sisters Barbara Alvut of Batavia, Virginia Kowalik of Rochester, brothers Robert (Betty) Kowalik of Webster, and Arthur (Beverly) Kowalik of N. Chili, sisters-in-law Laura Kowalik, Florence Williams both of Batavia, brothers-in-law Donald Brazzell of Medina, Larry (Lorraine Nolan) Williams, Sister-in-law Terry Williams of Attica, and Arthur (Cathy) Williams all of Batavia, several nieces and nephews, and loving and caring friends.

Family and friends may visit from 4-8:00 PM on Friday January 20, 2012 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a eulogy and prayers will be heard at 11:00 AM followed by a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial in Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). Memorials in John's memory can be made in mass offerings or to the family for donations to several organizations. Entombment will be in the Monsignor Frances L. Schwartz Mausoleum in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500 and members of the Holy Name Society are asked to assemble at 6:00 PM Friday evening at the Funeral Home to recite the Rosary.

THE FAMILY OF JOHN K. "JACK" KOWALIK IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Myron R. “Breezy” Brasky, Sr., 84 of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday (January 15, 2012) at his residence with his loving wife and children by his side.

He was born in Batavia on February 15, 1927, a son of the late Myron A. and Rose Kapusciarz Brzeczkowski.

 Myron was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and the Korean War.  After his service to his country he was a draftsman for Graham Manufacturing Co. in Batavia for 45 years until his retirement.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Holy Name Society, Polish Falcons Nest #493, VFW Veness Strollo Post and the former St. Nicholas Social Club.  Myron enjoyed sports, especially tennis, racquetball, softball and was a fan of the Buffalo Bills, New York Yankees and Batavia Blue Devils Basketball.  He was also a parishioner of Ascension Parish and volunteered at the church lawn fete french fry stand for several years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Alice Gibbons Brasky of Batavia, proprietor of The Dancing Place Dance Studio and The Dancewear Outlet. Two daughters, Patricia (John) Chadwick of Batavia and Nancy (James) Schmieder of Springwater, NY. A son, Buddy Brasky of Batavia.  Grandchildren, T.J., Jenilee and David Hagen, Adam, Alex and Jake Brasky, Eric Hiscutt, Stacie (Mike) Beccaria, Gretchen (Sam) Fire, Josh and Laura Schmieder.  One great-grandchild, Cole Hiscutt.  Two sisters, Fran (Herb) Oakes and Eleanor (Loren) Ferruci.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Delores Mitchell.

There will be no prior visitation.  Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday (January 19th), 9:30am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Burial will be in the spring at St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association.

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 P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

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