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dr. siegel portrait.jpgDr. Alan L. Siegel, a prominent local Ophthalmologist died Wednesday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 57 while under the care of Hospice.

He was born January 3, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Samuel Siegel & Phyllis (Dobry) Siegel of Florida. Dr. Siegel received his Bachelor's from Colgate University and his Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and served his Ophthalmology residency at Boston University Hospital.

Upon coming to Batavia Dr. Siegel along with his partners established University Eye Specialists in Batavia which was later expanded to many communities throughout Genesee, Livingston & Wyoming counties.

Active in the community he was a member of the Batavia Lions Club, Board Member of Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., Batavia City School Board where he served two years as its President, Past President of the Medical Staff at UMMC, Board of Trustees for UMMC and its Chief of Ophthalmology. An avid Sabres and Yankees fan he was a wonderful son, husband and father. The last few years were dedicated to caring for his wife Rosemary who suffers from ALS and spending time with his children whom he was most proud of.

Surviving along with his mother is his beloved wife Rosemary (Sauter) Siegel of Bethany; loving son William Siegel and loving daughter & son-in-law Jacqueline (Stuart) McLean all at home. Mother-in-law Agnes McWilliams of the Bronx; brother Howard (Marcia) Siegel of Pittsburgh along with a niece Bryna (David) Finer of Vermont and nephew Scott (Megan) Siegel of Florida, 

The Siegel family will be present from 2-5 PM & 6-9 PM Saturday May 29, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC where a Celebration of Life for Dr. Siegel will take place at 1:00 PM Sunday May 30, 2010. In lieu of flowers in his honor the family requests contributions be made to HomeCare & Hospice, Volunteers for Animals or the UMMC Hospital Foundation. 

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ for more information call  (585) 343-7500.

Mr. Kenneth Mosholder, 45, passed away Monday, (May 17, 2010) after suffering a heart attack.

Mr. Mosholder was born December 2, 1964 in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of William and Margaret (Smith) Mosholder.

Survivors include two daughters, Tiffany Laird of Austin, Texas and Kendra Mosholder of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a son, Daniel Mosholder of San Marcos, Texas; a brother, William Mosholder of Oakfield; his ex-wife, Sandra Mosholder of San Marcos, Texas; five grandchildren; three nephews; a niece and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

There are no prior calling hours.  Services will be at 1:00 Thursday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  A reception will be held at Barbara Mullen’s residence following the service.  Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

Sally M. Hunt, 83, of Batavia died Tuesday May 25, 2010 at Crossroads House in Batavia.

Born February 12, 1927 in Watertown, New York daughter of the late Ernest (Kathryn) Marchand. Mrs. Hunt worked for many years as Food Administrator for the Watertown Public Schools.

Preceded in death by her husband Francis G. Hunt. Survived by her son Danny F. Hunt of Batavia; grandchildren Kyle F. Hunt; Jillian R. Hunt; Harmony Bordinaro; grandchildren’s mother Pamela Bordinaro all of Corfu; sister Lois Sawyer of Watertown; niece and nephew Ron & Carol Sawyer. 

No prior calling hours. Services will be private.

Burial in Watertown. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020.  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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

vince.jpgMr. Vincent D. Bianchi, 65, of Stafford died Monday May 24, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Born November 12, 1944 in Rochester, NY son of the late Vincent (Elizabeth Cocuzzi) Bianchi.  

A veteran of the US Army, Vincent was a commercial Painting Contractor. He was the owner of “Vincent D. Bianchi Painting and Wallcovering”, a business that he started 30 years ago. Vince had a great love of dogs and has owned many over the years. This love got him involved in showing and breeding and together with his wife Bonnie; they started “Archangels Bullmastiffs & Boxers”. The Archangel traits have made a contribution that is still evident in the show ring today. Vincent was a member of the “American Bullmastiff Association”, “The American Boxer Club”, “Upstate New York Boxer Club” and “Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club”.

Also an avid fisherman all of his life, Vince started “Vince Bianchi’s Spinner shop” 8 years ago as a new business to keep him busy in his retirement. He handmade all of his Musky Lures in a shop in his home, assisted by his son “Hooch” and sometimes his granddaughter Bianca. The business will be continued by the family. Vincent was involved in several fishing associations and was very involved in the conservation of Muskies. 

He was the loving husband of 43 years to Bonnie (Pappalardo) Bianchi; devoted father of Vincent “Hootch” Bianchi Jr. of Stafford; Rhonda (Richard) Nolt of East Bethany. His pride and joy of life were his grandchildren Bianca & Nick Nolt. He is also survived by his sister Janice (Joel) Durham of Fairport along with several nieces and nephews. No prior calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Memorials may be made in Vince’s memory to: American Boxer Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 8667, Spokane, WA 99203 www.abcfoundation.org or to the Chautauqua Bait Fish Fund, checks can be written to: Mostly Muskies, 268 Harrison Ave. Buffalo, NY 14223 or www.mostlymuskies.com/reports.htm.  

For more information or to sign the online guest registry pleases visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260).

Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Age 85, of Batavia, died Wednesday afternoon May 19, 2010 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Born April 23, 1925 in Batavia daughter of the late Joseph A. & Frances B. (Huml) Toman and was also preceded in death by her husband James F. Culley. A member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) she worked many years for New York State was a crossing guard and worked at Darien Lake after her retirement.

Surviving is her sister Cecilia G. Toman of California along with several cousins.

Friends may visit from 11:30 - 12:00 Noon on Tuesday May 25, 2010 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site) where a Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials are suggested to the church.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ for more information call  (585) 343-7500.

 

Oakfield – Mr. Everett S. “Red” Hopkins, 83, of Oakfield, died Friday, (May 21, 2010)at his home.

Mr. Hopkins was born June 25, 1926 in Mill City, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Gordon and Edith (Honey) Hopkins.

Along with his late wife, Mary "Pat" Hopkins, they were owners of the former Coffee Cup Restaurant in Oakfield. Mr. Hopkins was an inspector with General Motors in Tonawanda and was known for his sense of humor. He enjoyed sports, especially bowling and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A veteran, he served with the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth (Ronald) Zentz of Basom and Patricia (Jerry Power) Hopkins of Franklinville; a son, Gordie (Linnie) Hopkins of Batavia; two brothers, Robert (Bonnie) Hopkins and  William (Elaine) Hopkins, both of Pennsylvania;  nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife, Mary "Pat" Hopkins; a brother, Emerson Hopkins and a sister, Shirley Logan.  

There are no prior calling hours. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Cary Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Oakfield. A reception will be held at Mr. Hopkins residence after the service. Memorials may be made to the Oakfield Rescue Squad and Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, N.Y. 14125. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.comArrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

 

James D. McGinley, 55 of Pavilion, NY died Friday May 21, 2010 unexpectedly at his home.

Born April 1, 1955 in Phillipsburg, PA son of the late James D. (Catherine N. Maines) McGinley. Mr. McGinley was a 1974 graduate of Pavilion High School. He worked for over 12 years at Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia. 

He is survived by sisters Patricia Hubler of Brockport; Donna (Lynn) English of Morrisdale, PA; Kathy (Douglas) Coveny of Byron, along with several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday May 25, 2010 from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. Funeral services will follow calling hours 7:00 PM on Tuesday May 25, at the Funeral Home. Burial Will be private.

Memorials may be made to the family. 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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Oakfield - Mrs. Bernice I. Ianni, 88, of Oakfield, machine operator and line worker at the former Comstock Foods in Bergen, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.

Mrs. Ianni was born March 15, 1922 in Barre, a daughter of the late Charles and Lovina Rowley Weatherbee.

Mrs. Ianni enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, games, putting puzzles together and playing rummy cube. She enjoyed sports, especially the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.

Her husband, Umberto "Umba" Ianni, died in January, 1976.

She is the loving mother of Laura Ianni of Medina; sister-in-law of Mario Ianni of Lockport, Angie (Joseph) Mattioli of Akron, Mary (Benny) Giambrone and Rose Ianni, both of Oakfield. She is also survived by a special friend, Mary Clark of Medina, several nieces and nephews including Donna Chloe Bartholf of Oakfield. Mrs. Ianni will also be missed by her beloved dogs, Brandy and Josie.

She is the sister of the late Duane and Stuart Weatherbee and Geraldine Hale.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 to 12 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will follow at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, New York 14226 or to Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua, New York 14424. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

miner.jpgHelen C. Miner 89 of Rochester, formerly of Batavia, died May 17, 2010 at the Park Ridge Living Center in Rochester.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years Raymond C. Miner of Rochester; sons R. Charles (Marguerite F.) Miner of Buffalo; Gregory J. (Susan V.) Miner of Portland, OR; daughters Catherine M. (George A.) Criticos of Rochester, and Mary Margaret Miner of Winston Salem, NC; sister Marian (James) McLellan of Buffalo; sister-in-law Patricia Maney of Leroy; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren survive along with several nieces and nephews.  

Mrs. Miner pursued a Master’s Degree at Catholic University in Washington, DC, after graduating from D’Youville College in 1942.

She began her teaching career at Alexander Central and

continued as a High School Drama Teacher at Attica Central School and as a substitute at Notre Dame and Batavia High Schools.

She was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) in Batavia for many years.

Preceded in death by her parents William G. (Louise Brown) Maney, a son Peter W. Miner, brother John Maney and a twin sister Margaret Maney.

No prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St Joseph’s Church) 303 E. Main St. Batavia, 12:00 Noon on Friday May 21st.

The family will receive guests following the committal service at Terry Hill’s Restaurant 5122 Clinton St. Rd. Batavia.  

Burial in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers family suggest memorials to Resurrection Parish 303 E. Main St. Batavia. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260.

 

Ralph L. Torcello, 84 of Batavia and Silver Lake died Monday May 17, 2010 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

He was born August 26, 1925 in Batavia, New York. Son of the late William A. (Gertrude Perry) Torcello.

Mr. Torcello was a master plumber and the owner of Torcello Plumbing and Heating in Batavia for many years.

He was a World War II Army Veteran, member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s Church), the Knights of Columbus and the former St. Nicholas Social Club.

He is preceded in death by his brothers William M. and Michael Torcello and a sister Marguerite Yerger.

Ralph is survived by his sisters Mary Vallese and Grace Nichols, both of Batavia, and Rosemarie (Darrel) Canfield of Las Vegas, NV, a brother Arthur Torcello of Las Vegas, NV. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Friends are invited to attend calling hours from 8 to 9 AM on Thursday May 20, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

Prayers will be recited at 9:00 AM on Thursday following calling hours at the Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Ascension Parish, St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. 

The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice or for Mass Offerings in his name.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

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