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PAUL A. MONACHINO ~ Age 88, of Elba, died peacefully Saturday evening September 10, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Elba, son of the late Sam & Clara (Palermo) Monachino, also preceded in death by his brothers Sam Jr. and James Monachino, sisters Philippa Monachino, Rose Tambe & Pauline Rizzardi.

Mr. Monachino was a retired onion farmer on the muck lands of Elba and a partner in Monachino Bros., Inc. A member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba, he and his wife loved to travel, especially trips to Las Vegas & Florida. Paul spent most of his life in and around the muck, but in later years his love for his grandchildren and their accomplishments brought him the most joy. Surviving is his beloved wife of almost 66 years Rose (Peca) Monachino of Elba; son Paul (Angela) Monachino of Oakfield; daughters Carol (Rich) Duganier of Elba & Joan (Michael) Brown of Rochester; brothers Norm (Cathy) Monachino of Batavia & Joseph (Lanor Markle) Monachino of Elba; 6 grandchildren Joseph, Michael, Christa, Cara, Nicole & Danny Monachino; sisters-in-law Ida Monachino of Batavia and Jine Monachino of Kansas along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 3-8 PM Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers 9:15 AM Thursday will be followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (Elba Site). Memorials in Paul’s memory are suggested to the church or a charity of the donor’s choice, burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

AMBER LYN DOBIESZ, 64, of Batavia, passed suddenly Thursday Sept. 1, 2011 at her home.

She was born May 2, 1947 to the late Edward & Amy (Butters) Dobiesz, also preceded in death by her brothers Robert and William. Amber was previously employed by Kodak and the US Postal Service.

A 1965 graduate of Attica High School, Amber left this world with no regret, a global traveler, soulful friend and selfless visionist. Her passing has fulfilled her efforts to emblazon the diversity of our existence on all she touched. Pioneering an understanding that we all are worthy investments, she stood as a pillar for the misunderstood. Amber is survived by her children, loving family and loving friends.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service for Amber 2PM Saturday September 24, 2011 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Rt. 5 Stafford, NY 14143.

Memorials in Amber’s memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice and to leave a message of condolence please visit Face book “In Loving memory of Amber Dobiesz” For more information please contact Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Mary Ann Medley, 71, of Le Roy died Thursday (September 8, 2011). Prior to moving to Le Roy in 2003, Mrs. Medley was a longtime resident of Batavia. She was born June 23, 1940, in Oneida, NY, to the late Clifford D. and Gladys B. Sawner. After graduating third in her class from VVS Central High School, in Verona, NY, Mary Ann went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY at Oswego, graduating with honors, and began her teaching career as a first-grade teacher in Vernon, NY.

Mary Ann moved to Batavia with her husband in 1965 where she raised her family while continuing her teaching career as a substitute teacher in the Batavia School District. In 1976, Mrs. Medley began a 27-year career at Elba Central School where she taught reading, before retiring in 2002. She earned both her master’s degree, as a Dean’s Scholar, and post-master's certificates in reading education from SUNY Brockport.

Mary Ann loved spending time with family and friends, teaching, music, gardening, sewing, reading, her pets, and attending sporting events with her husband, but her pride and joy were her five grandchildren, whom she adored. She was active in the Elba Central School Retired Teachers Association and volunteered with Polish Falcons Nest #493 in Batavia.

Mary Ann Medley is survived by: her husband of 49 years, Roger A. Medley of Le Roy; her four children, Sue Ann Medley (Bangor, Maine); Douglas Austin (Jenny) Medley (Watertown, NY), John William Medley (Rochester, NY) and Cynthia Marie (David) Evanetski (Rochester, NY); her five grandchildren, Emily Jean Medley, Allison Marie Medley, Jacob Austin Medley, Ainsley Marie Evanetski and Cassidy Medley Evanetski. She is also survived by: sisters, Kathryn Sawner and Joyce (David) Howard; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Delos) Presowitz; brother-in law, Douglas A. (Phyllis) Medley; nieces and nephews, Denice, Brenda, Matthew, Bonnie Jean, Annamarie, Jonathan and Christian, and their families.

Family and friends gathered Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home LLC, 2 Bogue Ave. Batavia. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for distribution to various organizations. 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 and proprietor.

Harriet A. Toan, 91, of Perry, NY, died September 3, 2011 at her home. She was born in Dansville, New York on January 25, 1920 to the late Carlos (Alice Plough) Toan. She was a descendant of Thomas and Elizabeth Toan, who settled in Perry in 1826.

She graduated from Perry High School as salutatorian, earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and later completed a master’s degree at Michigan State University.

An independent, adventurous woman, she traveled to 48 states, as well as Mexico and Ireland, and lived in four states. After working for many years as textiles and clothing specialist with the Cornell Extension Service, she retired to Perry in 1972 and became an active member of the Brick Presbyterian Church, Friends of Letchworth, and the Wyoming County Arts Council.

She is preceded in death by her stepmother, Ina, and two brothers, Herbert and James.

She is survived by: three sisters, Marian Hopkins of Chandler, Ariz., Margaret Tonne, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Audrey Edwards, of Charleston, IL; eight nieces and nephews, Stephen Hopkins, Susan Hopkins Ochs, Barbara Hopkins McGillivary, Serena Staffeld, Elizabeth Staffeld, Ollie Staffeld, Matthew Edwards, and Mary Edwards Remon; and 12 grandnieces and grandnephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service at the Brick Presbyterian Church is planned for a later date. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, people contribute to the Brick Presbyterian Church 6 Church St. Perry, NY 14530.

The family is deeply grateful to Howard Wood and Katie Vanduser, whose practical and moral support made possible Harriet’s wish to remain in her own home; Joanne Knapp, whose visits were the highlight of each week; long-term friends from her church; and her neighbors.

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 St. Perry, New York 14530.

Gary W. Pike

12/10/1951 - 9/3/2011

Gary was born in Rochester, NY, on December 10, 1951, a son of the late Everett W. and Ann Suzanne Godfrey Pike. A resident of Mt. Morris, Gary had lived in Perry and many years in Kansas. He made his career with the U.S. Army and had worked for Solomon Corp. in Kansas for several years. He was active in the VFW and American Legion in Salina, Kansas.

He is survived by: his wife, Donna DiSalvo Pike, whom he married on November 3, 1969; a son, Gary (Carrie Ann Grippo) Pike of Greece, NY; a daughter, Penny Pike, of Mt. Morris; three sisters, Sharon (Richard) Waite of Loxahatchee, Fla., Karen Hall of Nunda, Laura (Glenn) Spearman of Manitoba, Canada; two brothers, Everett (Hanna) Pike of Pavilion, Daryl Pike of Castalian Springs, Tenn.; A stepmother, Alberta Pike of Castalian Springs, Tenn.; four stepsisters, Denise Irwin of Chicago, Kathy Seighman of Nashville, Tenn., Laurie Irwin of San Diego, Calif., Beverly Daniel of Castalian Springs, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Mikaila and Justin Pike, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday September 12th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St., Perry.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial is in Mt. Ash Cemetery, Covington, NY.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.

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.

Jane E. Satter, 89, of Perry, died September 8, 2011 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born in Silver Springs on February 8, 1922 to the late Ralph (Mary Hume) Mullin.

Jane worked as a tax collector for the Town of Covington, in the cafeteria at Pavilion Central School, and she was happiest at home as a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Covington, UMW-United Methodist Women, and the Ladies Home Bureau.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers that she has had over the years.

She is preceded in death by her husband Melvin J. Satter (2008); brother Kenneth Sherwood; sisters Margaret Hildreth and Shirley Baker. She is survived by: her daughters Judith (William) Barrett of Covington; Betty (Tom Sylvester) Parker of Perry; Mary (John) Mooney of North Richland Hills, Texas; brother Ralph (Sharlie) Mullin of Arcade; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday September 12, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place 2 p.m. on Tuesday September 13, 2011 at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in Mt. Ash Cemetery, Covington.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Ash Cemetery Fund c/o Dennis DeLavergne 7545 Kendall Rd. Perry, NY 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.

Mike T. Biondolillo

9/17/1961 - 9/9/2011

Mike was born in Warsaw, NY, on September 17, 1961, a son of Ronald Biondolillo and Phyllis Minnick Scott. He was a graduate of North East High School in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a self-employed website designer, achieving several awards for his websites, and was a musician playing in the band 2nd Choice. He enjoyed music and playing his guitar.

He is survived by: his parents Phyllis Minnick Scott of Largo, Fla. and Ronald Biondolillo of Perry; a daughter, E. Michelle (Brett) Shoemaker of Richmond, Texas; two sisters, Michelle (Jeroen) Keesen of Gardner, NY, and Kathleen (Michael) Pisani of Louisville, Ky; two brothers, Todd Biondolillo of Pinella Park, Fla., and Ron Scott Biondolillo of Nunda, NY; two grandchildren, Gregory and Tyler Shoemaker; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 17th at 3 p.m. at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St., Perry.

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.

Jerica Louann Marra, 22, of Fallsburg, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2011. She was born July 20, 1989 in Batavia. Her father was Adam Ingber and her mother Jonnelle Marra Ingber.

Before moving to South Fallsburg, Jerica attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Batavia High School. She was a former member of Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Batavia. Jerica graduated in 2007 from Fallsburg Central High School where she played volleyball, soccer and basketball. She then continued her education at SUNY Cortland.

Jerica was employed at the Berman House, Center for Discovery. Jerica was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to all those who knew her.

She is survived by her parents Adam and Jonnelle, sisters Johnni and Addison, brothers Brian and Jaxon, maternal grandmother Carole DiSanto, paternal grandmother Linda Ingber, uncles Jamie (Paula) Marra, Noah Ingber, Zachary Ingber, aunts Luanne Marra, Nicole DiSanto, Sara (Eddie) Ingber, cousins, Daisy Marra, Eva Saab, Ava and Kate Marra, and Aiden Fernandez. Proceeded in by her maternal grandfather John O. Marra, great-grandparents James and Marie Marra and paternal grandfather Brian Ingber.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday September 12, 2011 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 9 a.m. at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday September 13, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020.

Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Family. 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 and Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Oakfield- Mr. Paul H. Mansfield, 91, of Oakfield, died Tuesday, (August 30, 2011) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, in Buffalo.

Mr. Mansfield was born December 9, 1919 in Ashville, PA, a son of the late Henry and Eleanor (Smith) Mansfield.

Paul was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp when he was 17 and served honorably in the United States Army for nine years with the 517thParachute Infantry; achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He served in several campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge, Rome-Arns, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.  In 1941, Paul served as a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.  He was a longstanding member of the American Legion Post #262 in Basom and a founding member of the VFW Post #4315 in Ashville, PA.

He worked for the U.S. Gypsum Co. in Oakfield for 8 years as well as the IBEW Local 1249 out of Syracuse for 22 years as a welder and mechanic.  He loved tinkering in his garage, golfing, and spending time with his family.  Paul was also a long time member of St. Padre Pio Parish – St. Cecelia’s Site, Oakfield.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Helen (Moran) Mansfield; daughter, Paulette (David) Brown of Batavia; two grandchildren, Samuel and Natalie, who meant the world to him.  Several nieces and nephews as well as his favorite and only godchild, Ronald Becker also survive. 

Mr. Mansfield is preceded in death by his son, Kenneth, who passed away March 25, 2001; sister, Betty; and brothers, Don, Jack, and Jim.        

Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Paul’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish -  St. Cecilia's Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Memorials may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish, or the American Legion Post #626, 6554 Alleghany Rd., Basom, NY, 14013.  Burial, with full military honors will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield.  Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Scott D. Slocum, 50 of Perry died Saturday August 28, 2011 at his home. He was born May 25, 1961, in Warsaw, son of Douglas L. Slocum of Perry and Patricia Kelly Humphrey of Osprey, FL. Mr. Slocum attended Perry High School, he had worked for the Laborers Union Local No. 435 in Rochester, and drove truck for Prescott Inc. in Scottsville, M&T Trucking in Pavilion, Joe Uveino Trucking in Perry and Baker and Baker in Warsaw. He was currently working for Halo Farms in Perry. He was an avid sportsman who liked hunting, being in the outdoors, and riding motorcycles. He is preceded in death by an infant sister, Laura Ann Slocum; a brother, Michael P, Slocum; grandparents Leon and Lida Slocum; Leonard and Laura Kelly.

Along with his parents he is survived by a daughter, Karissa (James) Sardina, and a son, Gregory Slocum, both of Perry; two sisters, Suzette (Todd) Barvian of Varysburg, and Sara Jackson (Robert Yencer) of Tuscarora; one brother, Steven Slocum of Warsaw; five grandchildren, Brody, Shea and Cameron Sardina; Beau and Brooke Slocum; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close friends also survive.

Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home LLC, 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow the visitation at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 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.

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