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Nacy Theresa Pastore, 92, of Batavia, died Thursday (September 29, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Batavia on May 29, 1919, a daughter of the late James and Jennie Ricotta.

Her husband, Nicholas "Jim" Pastore died on May 28, 1998.

Mrs. Pastore was a sales clerk at the former W.T. Grant Co. of Batavia and was a line worker at GTE Sylvania prior to her retirement in 1975.

She was a member of Resurrection Parish and enjoyed bingo and playing cards.

Surviving is a son, Bob (Karen) Pastore of Batavia.  Five grandchildren, Bill (Michelle) Pastore, Bob Pastore, Michael (Kathy) Pastore, Chrissy (Joe) Prucha and Debby (Mike) Riggi.
Five great grandchildren, James, Cassidy, Valerie, Masha and Chloe.
A sister, Sarina Barone of Rochester.

She is the mother of the late James Pastore who died in 1997 and sister of the late Joseph Ricotta.

Visitation will be Monday (10/3/11) from 8AM to 9:15AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where prayers will follow.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10AM at Resurrection Parish, (St. Mary's Church). Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be made to the Genesee County ARC, 64 Walnut St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to a charity of the donors preference.

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.

LeRoy - Gwendolyn M. Smith 93, of LeRoy, formerly of Corfu, passed away Sunday (September 25, 2011) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Miss Smith was born June 5, 1918, in Pembroke, NY, a daughter of the late Cassimer and Ruby Silliman Smith.  She worked for Wilsey's Nursery for many years.

Survivors include many cousins and her dear friend and companion Eddie Conibear of Albion.

Family and friends may call Friday from 1:30 - 2:30 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main St., Corfu. Services will follow at 2:30 PM. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.

Corfu - Douglas C. Kempf, 74 of Corfu, passed away Monday (September 26, 2011) at the home of his sister while under Hospice care.

Doug was born July 11, 1937, in North Pembroke, a son of the late Elmer K. and Emma Brady Kempf.

Doug worked for over 39 years for National Fuel in Batavia. He was a devoted member of Mogadore Chapel, served as a volunteer and fire police with the East Pembroke Fire Department and proudly participated in the Ride for Roswell for seven years.  Doug had a passion for gardening and also enjoyed fishing. He also served in the Coast Guard Reserves for eight years. He was the brother of the late Donald Kempf.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 45 years, Linda (Knapp) Kempf of Corfu; a daughter, Dawn Kempf of Batavia: his sister, Loretta Kempf (Gary) Cain of Corfu: a niece, a nephew and a few cousins also survive.

Family and friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held thursday at 11 AM at the Mogadore Chapel 8063 North Pembroke Road, Batavia, NY 14020.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church in Doug's memory.

Age 79, of Batavia, was called home peacefully Monday evening September 26, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 25, 1932 in Batavia, son of the late Genaro & Antoinette "Lulu" (Penta) Fasano, also preceded in death by brothers Patrick, Angelo & Genaro; sisters Lorraine (late John) Nowaka, Deanne (late John) Muscarella and Marcelene Drage. Mr. Fasano was a United States Army Veteran who served in Germany from 1956-1958 with the 62nd Tank Battalion attached to the 10th Mountain Division, a member of the VFW Post #1602 where he was Post Commander from 68-69. I lifelong member of Ascension Parish he worked 45 years at the Marshall's Newsstand. Jim was active in youth sports as a Minor League Baseball Caoch, participated in softball leagues, one of the founders of Batavia High Schools Touchdown Club, and was a Golden Gloves Champ going undefeated in 13 fights. He was very family, community & politically oriented serving as the Safety Chairman of Jackson School in 1969, Crime Prevention & Transportation Boards, spent many years on the County Republican Committee, ward 6 Republican Chairman for many years and in 1986 received the Citizenship Award from the City of Batavia Firefighters for his work establishing the former Rescue Squad. Jim was a WWII buff and an extremely knowledgeable sports enthusiast. An accomplished family man he lived by the code of God, Country, Family, was extremely proud of his boys and grandchildren and deeply devoted to his wife. He took great pride in his home and his roots to Batavia & Genesee County always giving back to them, never asking for anything in return.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 56 years Joan (Torcello) Fasano of Batavia; 2 sons Jimmy john (Margaret "Maggie") and David (Rachel) both of Batavia; brother Anthony "Butch" (Shirley) Fasano of Batavia and sister Kathleen "Kay" Alianell of Rochester; sisters-in-law Win of New Mexico, Mary & Harriett both of Batavia; 2 grandchildren Benjamin James (Kimberly) Fasano of Elba & Jenna Marie (Kevin) Arroyo of Batavia and their children Addison Marie & Jonah Fasano-Arroyo; brother-in-law William Drage of Ohio along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 3-8 PM Friday September 30, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Remembrances can be made in the form of floral bouquets and memorials in Jim's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500 and condolences online may be sent to [email protected].

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

Woodrow Wilson Wilt "Woody", 96 of Bergen, died Saturday (September 24, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born July 28, 1915 in Williamsport, PA.

Woodrow was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and held various occupations during his life.

He is survived by friends in the Bergen area, including John and Natalie Peevey.

Private services and interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery with full military honors.

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 and proprietor.
 

Age 81, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday afternoon September 26, 2011 at the New  York State Veterans Home @ Batavia. She was born April 30, 1930 in Batavia, daughter of the late Nicholas & Rose (Syracuse) Martino, also preceded in death by two brothers Anthony & Joseph Martino and sister Grace Biegas. Mrs. Biegasiewicz is a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) and loved her friends, family, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Mickey enjoyed traveling and shopping.

Surviving is her beloved husband of 61 years Richard Biegasiewicz Sr. of Batavia; 4 sons Richard (Gail) Jr. of Batavia, Gary (Tina) of Tonawanda, Rodney (Jerry) of Niagara Falls and Nicki of Batavia; dear sister Rose Sharp of Batavia; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 3-7 PM Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:00 AM Thursday Sept. 29 followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Memorials in Mickey's memory are suggested to Resurrection Parish or the New York State Vets Home @ Batavia, 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 CLAUDETTE "MICKEY" BIEGASIEWICZ IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

Marlin S. Prentice, 91 of Rochester, died September 25, 2011 at the St. John’s Home in Rochester. He was born June 10, 1920 in Warsaw to the late James W. (Grace Bernard) Prentice. Mr. Prentice worked for the New York State Department of Labor for over 20 years. He was a past Elder at the Bergen First Presbyterian Church and in years past he was involved in Stephen Ministries, Odd Fellows. He was a World War II Veteran. Mr. Prentice enjoyed crafts and reading. He is preceded in death by his wife Velma (Dennis) Prentice 2006, brothers Merle, J. Arthur, Alvin Prentice, sisters Marion and Arlene Prentice.
                                                                                                                        
He is survived by son David Prentice of Central Square; daughters Judith (David) Onderdonk of Kendall; Merry (Robert) Hodgson of Medina; Kathleen (Robert) Reynolds of Rochester; foster-sons Darwin (Pamela) Weller of Elba; Darryl Weller of Batavia; sister-in-law Eugenia Prentice of Baldwinsville; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren along with 2 nieces also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Friday September 30, 2011 from 11 AM to 12 Noon at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will take place 12:00 Noon on Friday September 30, 2011 following calling hours at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Warsaw Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Bergen First Presbyterian Church 38 S. Lake Ave Bergen, NY 14416 or to the St. John’s Home 150 Highland Ave. Rochester, NY 14620. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com  or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

  

                                  
 

Julie A. Stephens, 54 of Batavia, died September 26, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born July 24, 1953, in Batavia to the late Henry (Martha Coniber) Stephens. Julie was a homemaker all of her life, she enjoyed her family to the fullest.

She is survived by 2 sister’s Vanessa (James) Andrews of Batavia; Rosine Gray of Bergen; step-father Werner Raisch of Leroy, NY along with 5 nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to a graveside service 11:00 AM on Tuesday October 4, 2011 at the East Bethany Rural Cemetery. Interment will take place in East Bethany Rural Cemetery.

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


  

                                  

 

 Victor S. San Fratello, 78 of Batavia, died September 25, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born October 30, 1932 in Elgin, IL to the late Charles (Laura Blandino)San Fratello. Mr. San Fratello graduated from the University of Buffalo and went to work for General Motors at the Tonawanda Engine Plant as an Industrial Engineer. He was a lifetime member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church, member of the Batavia Lion’s Club, and Terry Hills Golf Course. Mr. San Fratello was a Navy Veteran. He was instrumental in starting the Pop Warner Football program in Batavia. Victor loved to play bridge, poker and golf. He is preceded in death by brothers Michael, Jasper, Lawrence, Father Sennen O.F.M, John San Fratello, sisters Mary Colombo, Josephine Siemens, and Grace Curd.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Carol A. (Glenn) San Fratello of Batavia; sons Michael G. (Sarah) of Atlanta, GA; Mark C. (Kimberly) San Fratello of Grafton, MA; daughter Lisa A. (Dr. Richard) McCutcheon of Ithaca; sisters Katherine Gringer of Batavia; Laura J. Bohm of Batavia; 10 grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday September 28, 2011 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home 9:00 AM on Thursday September 29, 2011 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.    

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642 or 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, NY 14020.   
 


 

Louise G. McDuffie, 83, of Batavia, died Sept. 22, 2011 at the New York State Veterans Home, Batavia.

McDuffie was born July 19, 1928 in Tarboro, N.C. to the late William M. Grimmer and the late Mamie L. (Coburn) Grimmer.

McDuffie served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. She retired from Amtrak in Buffalo.

McDuffie is proceeded in death by her bothers Dennis, Cecil, Mack Grimmer; sisters Faye G. Muchow, Mary Catherine, and Lucy.

She is survived by her son Wesley G. McDuffie of Batavia; grandsons Kevin Bowman of FL; Levi McDuffie of Batavia; sister Melba G. Pomante of Tarboro, NC, along with many  nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday October 13, 2011 at the Batavia Assembly of God Church 24 North Spruce St. Batavia, New York 14020.

Burial will be private.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Care-A-Van Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 1611 Batavia, NY 14021. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260.

GILMARTIN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION COMPANY, INC., 329-333 WEST MAIN ST., BATAVIA, NY 14020, PHONE 343-8260, FAX 345-1327, www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com

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