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     Age 14, of Byron, died Tuesday May 3, 2011. She was born September 23, 1996 in Batavia to James F. Thorman & Catherine A. Kurzdorfer of Byron. She was a student at Byron-Bergen, she enjoyed bike riding, computers and swimming. She was very much looking forward to getting her drivers license so she could drive  a car and a motorcycle. Caroline had a love for animals especially her pets Riley and Shana.

     Surviving along with her parents are twin siblings Amber and Adam Thorman of Byron, paternal grandfather James E. Thorman of TX along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

     Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Caroline's Life 11:00 AM Saturday June 4, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Road Batavia, New York 14020. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC OF 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Lynne M. Johnson, 61 of Batavia. Entered into rest May 31, 2011 following a short illnes at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. Born July 6, 1949 in Batavia, New York to the late Norman “Sy” Johnson and Mary (Lang) Johnson of Batavia. Ms. Johnson was employed by Five Star Bank and Wal-Mart, prior to that she worked for over 20 years at Tops Market where she started at the age of 16. Lynne enjoyed working with the public. She loved her four cats and flowers. She is preceded in death by her sister Bonnie Glenz in 2009.
                                                                                                                        
In addition to her mother she is survived by her brothers Charles Johnson, Mark (Susan) Johnson, Steven Johnson and Paul Johnson all of Batavia.  Sisters Kristie (Robert) Stack of  Batavia, Cathie Johnson of Batavia, Annette (Paul) Palmer of Spencerport, Mary (Matthew) Baldwin of Darien Center, a brother in law Arthur Glenz of Rochester and her dear friend Sam Pilato of Batavia. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and cousins also survive.     

Friends are invited to call 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM on Thursday June 2, 2011 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 9:30 AM in Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020, Comfort Care Center at United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. 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 Batavia, New York 14020.

Morris (Robinson), Patricia A., 66 of Batavia, passed from this world into Glory on May 29, 2011. She was met at the gates of heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her husband Raymond, and many other beloved friends and relatives who had gone before her. She is survived by her children Michael (Tammy), David (Carrie), Gary (Lisa) Wiest, Debby Owen, Mary (John) Bauer, Joseph (Ashley) and Beth Muniz, Amber Morris, brothers Shelby (Linda), Gary (Kathy), and Marty (Pam) Robinson; numerous grandchildren/ great-grandchildren nieces and nephews.
 

Patricia had a passion for touching peoples’ lives and dedicated her whole being mothering many. She also enjoyed gardening, singing, and cooking. She especially enjoyed singing with her brother Shelby and her children.
 

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 PM on Wed. June 1st at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 and 9:15 to 10:00 on Thur. June 2nd at the at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020, Funeral Services will follow at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. “His Lord said unto him, well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you a ruler over many things…Enter into the joy of the LORD”. A celebration of the Life and Love of Patricia A. Robinson Morris 8/30/1944-5/29/2011.  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.
                                                                                       


 

Age 90, of Batavia, longtime Pastor of the Church of Brotherly Love in Elba died peacefully at Friendship Village Healthcare in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday May 7, 2011. A complete obituary with visitation and service times will appear Monday May 9, 2011.

ARRANGEMENTS  BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585) 343-7500.

(Originally posted May 7)

Anna L. Richmond, 85 of Batavia. Died May 24, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. Born June 30, 1925 in Batavia, New York. She is daughter of the late Joseph (Margaret Spiotta) Pappalardo. Mrs. Richmond was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church and lifetime member of the former St. Nicholas club in Batavia. She loved her dog Molly. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard R. Richmond (2003); daughter Karen Richmond; granddaughter Rachel A. Richmond; sister Theresa Valle; brother-in-law James Richmond.
                                                                                                                                         She is survived by her sons Richard (Cynthia) Richmond II of Batavia; Robert Richmond of Batavia; sister Dolores (Donald) Richardson of Batavia; sisters-in-law Helen Richmond; Patricia (Charles) Mundy; Dorothy Cole; Edeltrude Richmond all of Niagara Falls, NY; grandchildren Joseph R., Michael A. and Amber M. Richmond all of Batavia; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.     

Friends are invited to call 9 to 11:30 AM on Friday May 27, 2011 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 11:30 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 Noon at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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, New York 14020. 
  

                                  
 

Rose M. Cvitanovich, 89, of Akron, died Monday (May 23, 2011) at Sacred Heart Home in Clarence.

She was born in Akron on January 29, 1922, a daughter of the late Matthew and Barbara Breletic Cvitanovich.

Rose was a homemaker all of her life and was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Barbara (Frank) Diorio of Akron and Doris Seymour of Saranac, Lake, NY. A niece, Mary Kobus of Marilla, NY  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  She was the sister of the late: John, Marco, Frank and Matthew Cvitanovich and Mary Sowinski.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 2 - 5 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC. 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, where prayers will be Thursday at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church.

Burial will be in St. Teresa of Avila Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorials in the form of Mass Offerings.

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

 Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., AKRON, NY.  Ronald P. Konieczny, director & veteran.

Doris L. Schildwaster, 82, of Batavia , died Wednesday (May 11, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Batavia on January 19, 1929, a daughter of the late Charles and Blance Warner Sauter.

Her husband, Richard L. Schildwaster died in 1980

Mrs. Schildwaster was a legal secretary for the late James Murray, Esq. at Murray and Williams Law Firm of Batavia.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, making crafts and formerly taught line dancing at Washington Towers.

Surviving are her children: Scott and Judith Schildwaster of Batavia and Melissa L. and Robert J. Smith of Batavia. Four grandchildren: Richard (Kimberly) Schildwaster, Amy Smith, Megan Smith and Kelsey Smith.  Two great grandsons; Ryan and Nathan Schildwaster.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 -4 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW  FUNERAL HOME, LLC , 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA  were services will follow.

Memorials my be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc., 16 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.,

Diane J. Bartz, 70, of Batavia died Sunday (Mothers Day) at United Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Batavia on July 10, 1940 a daughter of Helen Cichocki Tomaselli of Batavia and the late George A. Tomaselli Sr.

Mrs. Bartz was a member of Ascension Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society, Church Choir, Bible Study, CCD Teachers, Bereavement Committee, Lenten Soup Kitchen, volunteer at Genesee County Nursing Home and the Art Therapy Program.   She was a teacher at Batavia Middle School, Byron Bergen Central, St. Anthony's School and Batavia and Mt. Morris B.O.C.E.S.  She enjoyed still painting, knitting, crocheting, reading her bible and prayer books.

Surviving besides her mother is her husband of over 48 years, Irvin M. Bartz whom she married on June 30, 1962.  Four sons: Michael Bartz (John Couri) of Fall River, MA, Eric (Sherrilyn) Bartz of Batavia, Christian (Celina) Bartz of Batavia and Kelly (Valerie Shotzberger) Bartz of Morrisville, NC.  Five grand daughters: Madeleine, Noelle, Taylor, Leda and Nina Bartz. Three brothers: George A. (Late JoAnn) Tomaselli Jr. (Maxine Parada) of Batavia, Sam (Nancy) Tomaselli of Batavia and Jim Tomaselli(Connie Chatley)of East Pembroke. A sister, Georginne (Jack) Majerus of Batavia. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She is the mother of the late Risa Helene Bartz.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will be Thursday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Burial will follow in Grand View Cemetery.

The Rosary Society will recite the Rosary on Wednesday at 5:45 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Ascension Parish or the church C.C.D. program.

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.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Lawrence Emil Regis, 81, of Perry, died Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was born in Rimersburg, PA, on Nov. 26, 1929, the son of Italian immigrants the late Angelo Regis and Catherine Maffeo Regis.  Larry graduated from Union High School in Rimersburg in 1947 and Duquesne University via ROTC with a Bachelor in Business Administration in 1951.  After serving in the Air Force, he moved to Perry to work as secretary-treasurer at Archway Cookies.  In 1956, he married Dorothy Housel; they raised four children.  He founded Cookies and Snacks with his best friend, Frank Niccolazo, and later worked as a sales representative for MEDENT of Auburn. Proud of his Italian Catholic heritage, Larry will be remembered as a devoted father and a gentle, patient, honest man.  He was president of Kiwanis Club in the 1960’s and was active in St. Joseph’s Church, including singing as a founding member in the men’s choir.  Larry was a strong supporter of Dorothy’s string music education program.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed music and traveling.  His siblings preceded him in death:  Joseph Regis, Mary Roppolo, Madeline Steltzer and Robert Regis. 
 

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Housel Regis; four children:  Catharine (George)     Regis-Green of Jamestown, NY; Gregory (Kathleen) Regis of Buffalo, NY; Suzanne  Regis of Wayne, PA; Edward (Carol) Regis of Patterson Heights, PA; nine  grandchildren:  Joshua, Nicole & Michael Regis of Buffalo; Patrick, William, Andrew,  Molly, Madeline & Maureen Regis of Patterson Heights; one great-granddaughter:  Charlotte Rose Regis of Buffalo; and six nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and on Saturday, May 14 11:00 to 12:30 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 N. Main St., Perry. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at St. Isidore’s Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530.
 

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and Disabled American Veterans.  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.

Rachael J. Orzel, 82 of Mt. Morris, formerly of Perry and Buffalo. Died May 8, 2011 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Rome, New York on February 1, 1929. She is daughter of the late William (Edna Barnes) Irvine and  was raised by the late John and Laura Schoeflin. Mrs. Orzel worked for many years at Martin Dry Cleaner and Laundry of Warsaw, she then moved to Buffalo and worked at the Pratt and Lambert Paint Factory until her retirement. She loved to crochet and embroider, making several afgans & quilts. Mrs. Orzel was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, loved dogs, a “good” cup of coffee and visiting with her niece. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Orzel (1998), brother Robert Irvine, Sr., sister Margaret (Frank) Pitcock, sister-in-law Florence Irvine, and great nephew Jason Weber.


 She is survived by her niece Carol (Carl) Weber of Perry, Nephew Robert Irvine, Jr. of Albion; brother-in-law Robert Orzel of Buffalo; great nephews Aaron (Pam) Weber of Avon; John (Elaine) Jones of Ortonville, MI; great niece Kimberley (Curtis) Schroth of LeRoy; along with 8 great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 6 to 7 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 N. Main St. Perry. Funeral services will be held 7:00 PM on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.


Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society ATTN: Stacie Waddell, Relay for Life Wyoming County Memorial for Rachael Orzel 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228. 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.

 

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