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Michael J., 60 and Cynthia M., 56 Laraby of Perry, died November 11, 2011 in Perry, NY. Michael was born in Rochester on May 14, 1951 and Cynthia was born in Warsaw on September 20, 1955.  His parents are the late George Laraby and Marian (Marks) Wielgoszynski. Her parents are the late Thomas Rice and Florence (Irwin) Rice of Perry. Mr. Laraby was a Corrections Officer, retired from Groveland Correctional Facility. He also worked at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia for many years and served as the Deputy Mayor of Perry for the past six years. Mrs. Laraby was the Bank of Castile branch manager in Gainesville, member of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and worked over 20 years for Champion products. They were both pillars of the community and devoted an endless amount of time to the Perry Fire Department. He was past Chief from 1987-1989, currently serving as the Treasurer and was a member for 41 years. She was a member for 38 years and an integral part of the Ladies Auxiliary. They are preceded in death by her brother Thomas Rice, his brother Stephen Laraby, step-father Kayo Wielgoszynski, step-mother Frances Laraby, step-sisters Carol Lawall, Sandra Mattoon. 

They are survived by 3 children Steve, Dave Laraby of Perry; Michele (Bill) Goulet of Silver Springs; 5 grandchildren Brady, Jacob Weber, Morgan, Dawson Laraby and Dillin Goulet; his brother John (Kim) Laraby of Perry, sisters Marcia “Martie” Ebersole of Warsaw; Joanne (Kip) Brown of Pavilion, Jill (Mike) Aaron of Perry; Jackie (Jose) Kelly of Leicester; Melissa (Kevin) Miller of Halstead, PA; step-brother Ron (Marcia) Mattoon of Perry; step-sister Pat Olin of Perry; her brothers Paul of Perry; Jeff (Mary) of Perry; Steve (Polly) of Leicester; Brian Rice of Perry; sister Linda (Bob) Shepard of Perry; along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call from 7-9 PM on Tuesday November 15, 2011 and from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will take place 11:00 AM on Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department or Ladies Auxiliary P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530.  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.


Wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Linda Brown, 69, of Elba, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

She was born June 29, 1942 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late Ursi and Dorothy Eifling Hudson.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sharing a tandem bike with her husband, and spending time  with her family.  She also loved to photograph and care for any wildlife that  happened by. Linda was always ready to lend a hand and known for her great sense of humor. She cared for others and volunteered playing the piano at church and in monthly nursing home services, as well as running The Clothing Depot, a secondhand store in Elba.  She and her husband, Edward, founded New Covenant Chapel together.  There, she faithfully sacrificed and served the ministry of the gospel for 17 years, as a pastors wife.  

Surviving are her loving husband of 50 years, Rev. Edward W. Brown, Jr of Elba.  Son and daughter in-law, Bill (Laura) Brown of Tampa, Fl. Daughters and sons in-law, Debbie (Scott) Reed of Elba, Dawn (Pat) Skillo of Chili and Laurie (Joel) Hamm of Oakfield. Sisters, Dottie (Ken) Szczesny of Alden, Karen (John) Briggs of Akron and Janice (Mark) Geffers of Northfield, MN.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday from 5-9pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia.  Funeral services will be Saturday, 11am at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street, Batavia.

Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the family for distribution to various organizations.

Expressions of condolence maybe 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.

Victor C. “Whitey” Kraft, 85 of Perry, died November 10, 2011 in the Wyoming County Community Hospital. He was born in Buffalo on March 21, 1926 to the late Victor (Viola Sutkowski) Kraft. Mr. Kraft was a WWII Navy Veteran and longtime member of the VFW. Mr. Kraft worked for many years for Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 435 of Rochester, NY. Whitey was a lifetime member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge; an avid coin collector, and he loved to gamble. Mr. Kraft was a man that cared dearly for his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Marks) Kraft (2005); daughter Susan Kraft Shepard; brother David Kraft.
  
He is survived by a daughter Darlene (David) Swede of Perry; brother Kenneth (Helen) Kraft of Palm Bay, FL; sister Lillian Bailey of Jensen Beach, FL; 2 grandchildren Leanne (Hugh) Dillon of Leicester; David Swede Jr. of Perry; 5 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday November 12, 2011 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 1:00 PM Funeral Services will follow calling hours on Saturday November 12, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry
 

Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Moose Lodge 13 Frank St. Warsaw, NY 14569. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

Nina Castronova, 86 of Batavia, died November 8, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 12, 1925 in Batavia to the late Salvatore (Lucia Pulvino) Gugino. Mrs. Castronova was a member of Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church. She is preceded in death by son Joseph Castronova; son-in-law Thomas A. Smith; brothers Vincent, William and Anthony Gugino; sisters Anna Gugino; Mary Barone; Jenne Gian-Cursio; and Helen Viele. 

She is survived by her beloved husband John Castronova of Batavia; son John (Mary Ellen) Castronova of Chattanooga, TN; daughters Paula (James) Roden of Bethel, CT; Maria Castronova-Smith, of Ashville, NY; Nina (Edward) Castronova of Bloomington, IN; 11 grandchildren Kristin (Joseph) Pannozzo; Melissa (Michael) Courter; Kiley (Peter Ellard) Roden; David (Kristin) Marciniak; Megan (Chad) McDill; John (Carrie) Castronova; Korey (Mark Thorne) Roden; Jaime (Edward) Peterson; Paul, Luca, Malcolm Castronova; 9 great-grandchildren Theresa, Jacinta Courter; Joseph Pannozzo; Cecilia Courter; Caden Thorne; Peter Ellard; Colin Peterson; Kinley Thorne; Jonah McDill and expecting baby girl Castronova this month along with many nieces and nephews. 
 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday November 11, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested 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.

 

Patricia M. Ireland (Brasser), 55 of Bergen, died peacefully Thursday evening surrounded by family and loved ones at Strong Memorial Hospital. 

She was born February 4, 1956 in Rochester, daughter of Rita (Meisanzahl) Brasser of Rochester and the late Clarence “Mike” Brasser.  Survived in death by her children Katie, Jimmy and Beth; former husband Ed Ireland; long time boyfriend Steve Beswick; siblings John (Andree) Brasser, Jim (Beth) Brasser, Kathryn (Mike) Caramanna and Eileen Brasser; her aunts, Barbara Brasser and Frances Weeks; many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends – as well as her much loved dog, Sydney.

Patty was an active member of St. Brigid’s Church in Bergen and was employed by SUNY Geneseo (CAS).  She was a graduate of GCC and Roberts Wesleyan College and a member of the Class of ’74 of Our Lady of Mercy High School.  She was always involved in her children’s activities at their Alma Mater, Notre Dame High School of Batavia.  A devoted mother, Patty also made time for several interests; country line dancing, antiquing and gardening.  Known for her generosity, delightful sense of humor and the joy she brought to others, Patty will be greatly missed by family, co-workers and friends.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, NY.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Patty’s name may be made to Mercy Flight of Western NY, 100 Amherst Villa Rd., Buffalo, NY  14225 or the charity of the donor's choice.  Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Bruce William Litfin, 58, of East Pembroke, died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2011) at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Buffalo on February 22, 1953, a son of the late Kenneth and Mable Schurr Litfin.

Mr. Litfin was a data processor for Genesee County Health Department. 

Surviving is his step mother, Barbara Litfin of Akron, brothers, Kenneth Jr. (Carol) Litfin of Clarence Center and Gar y (Susan) Litfin of Cheektowaga.  Step sister, Susan (Joseph) Corona of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2011) at 7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR. 

Cathrine I. Rodgers, 93 of Akron, died Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2011) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Corfu on July 26, 1918, a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Heywood Schumacher.

Her husband, William E. Rodgers died in 1979.

Mrs. Rodgers was a member of St. Teresa of Avila RC Church in Akron and loved being with her family, gardening and crocheting.

Surviving are two daughters, Ann (late Duncan) Chalmers of Akron and Kathy (Robert) Shepard of LeRoy.  Two sons, William (Nancy) Rodgers of Akron and Richard (Pamela) Rodgers of Lockport.  Twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren also survive. along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday from 1 - 5 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron where prayers will be Monday at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10AM at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Akron Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

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.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor.

  

  

Carol A. Adams, 67, of Batavia, died Friday (November 4, 2011) at Crossroads House in Batavia following a brief illness.

She was born in Batavia on February 17, 1944, a daughter of the late Carl and Mae Peet Earl.

Mrs. Adams was a 1962 graduate of Batavia High School and was a produce clerk at the former Latina's Foods in Batavia.  She adored being with her grandchildren and loved cooking and baking.  Her favorite was home made fudge from her Mom's recipe.

Surviving are two sons, Rick Adams and Mark (Tina) Adams all of Batavia.  Two grandchildren: Benjamin and Gloria Adams.  Three sisters: Marilyn (late Lee) Henning of Stafford, Jacqueline Duckworth of Batavia and Sue (late Angelo) DelPlato of Irondequoit.  A brother, Christopher Earl of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is the mother of the late Jacqueline Sue Adams and sister of the late Raymond Earl.

Visitation will be Monday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where services will be Tuesday at 10 AM. 

Those desiring may make memorials to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020 or the March of Dimes, 85 N. French Rd., Amherst, NY 14228.

Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor.

 

Age 72, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday evening November 2, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born June 17, 1939 in Batavia, daughter of the late Earl G. & Florence (Driggs) Roth, also preceded in death by her husband William A. Dibble in 1985; brothers Carl A. & James Roth. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia and its 20-30 Club. A graduate of Elba Central School and the Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, Rose received additional training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and her advanced nursing degree from St. Joseph's College in Maine. She had a lifelong passion to be a nurse, having graduated from the same nursing school as her mother and great aunt and that passion gained her the respect of the doctors and staff she worked with and the patients she cared for. Rose travelled throughout Europe working at various hospitals and military bases then returned to nursing at the former St. Jerome's Hospital where she was instrumental in helping set up the Cardiac Unit finally ending her career as an ICU Nurse. A member of the Elba Historical Society, she enjoyed her fall trips to Maine for sailing and lobsters, summers spent at her cottage on Conesus Lake and tours with "Ramblin Lou".

Surviving are her beloved siblings Earl C. (Ann) Roth of Elba, Charles L. (Shirley) Roth of Albion and Irene (Tom) Griffith-Pierce of Elba; aunt Eleanor Mason of Elba; dear friend and fellow RN Darryl Tygart of LeRoy; 14 nieces, nephews, numerous great nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit Saturday November 5 from 6-8PM and Sunday November 6 from 1-3 & 6-8PM at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will take place 10:00 AM Monday November 7, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main Street Batavia with burial in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in Rose's memory are suggested to the church, Elba Historical Society or a charity of the donors choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Oakfield- Mrs. Carol L. Atkinson, 55, of Oakfield, died Saturday (October 29, 2011)at her home.

Mrs. Atkinson was born August 28, 1956 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Robert and Patricia (Burch) Houston.

Mrs. Atkinson was a registered nurse at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia for 15 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies, cruises, Jamaica and shopping, especially for purses.  Mrs. Atkinson was a Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan.  She also liked to play "that stupid game."   

Survivors include her husband, Marshall C. Atkinson of Oakfield, whom she married April 28, 1994; a daughter, Cara (Richard) Masters of Pembroke; two sons, Robert (Ashley) Greene of Batavia and Albert Atkinson at home; two grandchildren, Patrick and Leighana Masters of Pembroke; two sisters, Kathryn (Jeffrey) Gephart of Waterloo and Patricia (Thomas) Matthews of Ohio; dear family friend, Burnita Sample of Madison, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Atkinson is predeceased by her first husband, William Greene and two brothers, Robert Houston and Richard Houston.  

Calling hours are Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Services will be at 4:00 on Wednesday, also at the funeral home.  Burial will be at a later date in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.  Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.  

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