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Bergen - Robert D. Ridley, 82, of Bergen, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Robert was born August 6, 1937, in Batavia, a son of the late Dale and Ethel (Scott) Ridley.

Robert retired from Kodak in 1991 after 29 years and then began to farm.  He was a founding member and volunteer for the LeRoy Volunteer Ambulance and also a founding member for the Coast Guard Flotilla of Conesus Lake.  He was a member of the Conesus Lake Association.  Robert won the DSA Award for the town of LeRoy.  He sat on the planning board for both the town of Livonia and Bergen.  Robert was the tin smith for the Genesee Country Village and Museum.  He was a member of the Jaycees, Hesperus Lodge #837 Masons and the LeRoy Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen (Daniel) Redinger of Byron; four grandchildren, Ashley Redinger of Batavia, Zachary Redinger of Byron, Matthew Ridley of Geneseo and Nicole Ridley of LeRoy; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ridley of Geneseo;  a special niece, Evonne Spencer of San Diego, CA; two sisters, Judith Ridley of LeRoy and Sylvia Traxler of LeRoy; a  sister-in-law, Sherri Ridley of Rochester and several nieces, nephews and good friends.

Robert is predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Ridley who passed away in 2013, the two were married June 14, 1958.  He is also predeceased by his son, Robert Ridley who died in 2010; a grandson, Christopher Ridley and two brothers, Richard Ridley and Francis Ridley.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Ave., Bergen, where services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.  Robert will be laid to rest in Mumford Rural Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions in Robert's memory may be made to the Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY 14511.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Roger L. Baranyi of Alden, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Erie County Medical Center.

Roger was the son of Lorraine Nelson and the late Charles Baranyi and William Nelson and brother of the late Bernie Baranyi.

Roger was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union #17 and was a former Lancaster Speedway race car driver.

Along with his Mother, Roger is survived by sisters, Donna (Dick) Miller and Cindy Elliott (Dave) and long time companion Barb Graff. Three nieces, Shannon Cinotti, Ashley Brook and Amber Sharick also survive. 

Services to be held with immediate family only. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

BATAVIA - Frank J. Wratny, Jr., 91, of Batavia, passed away Friday, (January 17, 2020), at his home under the loving care of his family.

Mr. Wratny was born June 26, 1928, in Batavia, a son of the late Frank J. and Mary (Blascak) Wratny, Sr.

Frank served with the Army during both World War II and Korea and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Cornell in Agricultural Finance.  He went on to have a long career with Marine-Midland Bank, retiring as the branch manager of the bank's Gowanda location.  Mr. Wratny and his wife lived in Gowanda for 60 years, where he was a 50 year member of the Gowanda Country Club, a 30 year member of the Lake Wales Country Club and upon returning to Batavia, was a 6 year member of Terry Hills.  He was a long time member of St. Joseph's Church in Gowanda where he served on the Finance Committee.  He was the last surviving founding member of the Gowanda Lion's Club.  Frank was also a member of Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph's Church in Batavia, the VFW Post #5007 and American Legion Post #409 in Gowanda.

He is the husband of the late Elinor (Miller) Wratny who passed away in 2005.

Surviving are his children, Stephen J. (Joanne) Wratny of Clarence, Gail (Donald) Feathers of Piffard, and Karen (David) Olsowsky of Leicester; grandchildren, Lindsay (Adam) Klose of Lancaster, Ryan Feathers of Rochester, David (Aracely) Feathers of Scottsville, Rachel Feathers of Corfu, Eric Olsowsky of Geneseo, and Bryan (Christopher Navin) Olsowsky of Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Addison and Austin Klose, and Trace Niedermaier; a sister, Katherine (late William) Gfeller of Livonia; a sister-in-law, Jean Wratny of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Frank is preceded in death by four children, Frank J. Wratny, III, Mary Wratny, and two who passed away prior to being named; two brothers, Alfred Wratny, and William Wratny; and a nephew, William Gfeller, Jr.

Friends may call from 3 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia. Frank's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 23, 2020) at the Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank's memory may be made to Gowanda Free Library, 56 West Main Street, Gowanda, NY 14070.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

BATAVIA - Frances P. Cirillo, 95, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, (January 14, 2020), at the NYS Veteran's Home in Batavia.

Mrs. Cirillo was born December 13, 1924, in Alexander, a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Avino) Parise.

Frances worked for over 37 years at Alexander Central School, retiring as business manager.  She was a former member of St. Anthony's Church in Batavia and a current member of Resurrection Parish.  She and her husband owned a home in Florida and enjoyed snow birding there for 32 years.  Mrs. Cirillo loved to bake deserts and make candy, as well as crochet blankets and afghans which she donated to various community organizations. 

She was an avid Yankees fan and may best be described as a feisty, funny, loving, generous, warm woman who could be unfiltered. 

She is the wife of the late Joseph D. Cirillo who passed away on May 10, 2012.

Frances is survived by two step-children, Linda Jestin of Baldwinsville, and Charles (Joan) Cirillo of Batavia; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeff) Dyett of Windsor, PA, Kathleen Jestin of Baldwinsville,Christina (Tom) Meeker of Brewerton, and  Emma Cirillo of Batavia; great-grandchildren, Logan and Ashlyn Dyett, and Jacob and Lacie Jean Meeker; a brother, Ralph (Joan) Parise of Batavia, sisters, Jovannah (Russ) Pieri of FL, Mary (late Joseph) Marchese of Batavia, and Amelia (late Gerald) Sheelar of East Bethany.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Cirillo is preceded in death by two brothers, Carmon (late Mary) Parise and Salvatore (late Patricia) Parise.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street in Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 21, 2020)  at the Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances's memory may be made to New York State Veteran's Home, Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

kelly.jpg  Wilma E. Kelly, age 92 of Perry passed away on Tuesday January 14, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Wilma was born in Orangeville, New York on July 29, 1927 a daughter to the late Glen W. and Leilah L. (Spink) Wolfe. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Donald P. Kelly who passed away in 1992, and 2 brothers: Paul and Francis Wolfe.

She was the salutatorian for the Warsaw High School class of 1944. Wilma worked for several different employers staring with the ration board in Warsaw during World War II, the Department of Labor in the unemployment office in Warsaw, secretary of admissions at Geneseo State college, bookkeeper for Kelly Motors, and part owner with her late husband at Kelly’s Garage in Perry Center working well into her 80’s. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Perry. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, baking and was an excellent cook. She loved all animals especially her pets at home.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Susan (Daniel Onisk) Kelly of Orangeville, Paula Kelly of Perry, 3 sons: Michael (Glenda) Kelly, Karl (Kathy) Kelly and John Kelly all of Perry, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, 3 sisters-in-law: Joyce, Lois and Grace “Joanne” Kelly all of Perry and a niece: Patsy Wolfe, along with many friends.

Family and friends may call from 2:30-4:30pm on Sunday January 19, 2020 at the First Congregational Church 7205 Rt 20A in Perry Center where Funeral Services will follow at 4:30PM.  She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

graham.jpg Robert J. Graham Jr., age 99 of Hunt, New York passed away on Monday January 13, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born in Leicester, New York on January 12, 1921, a son to the late Robert John and Eloise Goodwin (Horton) Graham Sr. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Gladys Ellen (McBride) Graham who passed away in 2013, a sister and her husband: Erestine (George) Cox.

Robert was a 1928 graduate of Perry High School. He served with the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Robert was a farmer his entire life owning Oxbow Farms in Hunt. He was a member of the Portageville Baptist Church, Farm Bureau of Livingston County. He was active in the 71st squadron Fighter Group through the US Air force. He enjoyed playing euchre and bridge with friends, reading, restoring antique tractors, working on his sawmill at the farm, was a history buff particularly in WWII, and spending time with his family and lifelong friends.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Pemba (Dwight) Harder of Castile, Kathryn (Stephen) Lewis of Hunt, Christina (David) Vanderbosch of Prattsburgh, 1 son: Rodney (Linda) Graham of Hunt, a brother: Gerald (Madeline) Graham of Perry, 17 grandchildren: Janet (Kary) Lewis Forth, Jeremy (Barbara) Harder, Molly (Peter) Vanderbosch Sauder, Jessie (Kelvin) Vanderbosch Slayton, Erin (Jonathan) Vanderbosch Slayton, Robert Graham (Juanita) Vanderbosch, Hannah (Nathan) Vanderbosch Charles, Asa Vanderbosch, Mary Ellen (Phillip) Vanderbosch Nissley, Jabob, Jerusha and Laura Vanderbosch, Eloise (Kyriakos) Graham Kyriakou, Caitlin Graham, Rebecca (Ari) WolfeCooperman, Emily (Daniel) Wolfe Schulz and Matthew (Krista) Wolfe, 24 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Monday January 20th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday January 21st at 11:00AM at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Portageville Baptist Church 6668 Pike St, Portageville, NY 14536 or to the Nunda Volunteer Ambulance PO Box 652 Nunda, NY 14517. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

draper.jpg Linda A. Draper, age 70, of Perry NY passed away on Sunday January 12, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Warsaw, NY on August 14, 1949, a daughter to the late Roy and Wilma (Burr) Austen.

Linda was a graduate of York Central School and Bryant and Stratton in Rochester. Linda worked for the former Champion Products in Perry, H&R Block in Perry and sold jewelry for Accessories Associates Inc. in Rhode Island. She was a former member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge. She enjoyed photography, knitting, crocheting, sewing and painting ceramics.

She is survived by 2 sons: Dariel (Cindy) Draper of Perry, James (Jill) Draper of Orchard Park, brother: Ronald (Deb) Austen of Manassas, VA., 4 grandchildren: Donovan Draper, Jennifer (Bill) Wilson, Stacey Beagle and James Becker, great grandchildren: Devon and Tyler Wilson, Ethan and Emma Beagle, niece: Katie (Calvin) Edson and nephew: Timothy Austen. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death a sister: Carol Austen.

Family and friends may call 1:00-3:00PM on Sunday January 19, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. A 3:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery in Leicester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation 636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A Short Hills, NJ 07078 or visit www.christopherreeve.org to donate. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.


 

 

orologio.jpg  Lucy T. Orologio, 86 of Perry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville. She was born April 7, 1933 in Hornell to the late Malvina Schiavi. She is preceded in death by her beloved son Jack Orologio and her sister Mary Kiefer.

Lucy worked for many years in the business office at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, NY. Family was everything to her, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children Cindy (Norm) Carney of Palmetto, FL; Coleen (Bob) Wiggins of Hornell; Cathy (Joe) Van Remmen of Perry; Vinny (Jill) Orologio of Fairport; grandchildren Chris Carney, Brett (Jess) Carney, Melissa Wiggins, Erin (Steve) Shinebarger, Brittni (Derek) Kwiecien, Samantha, Bree, Vincent, Bella, Sophia Orologio; great-grandchildren Wyatt, Colton, Bennett, Gianna, Carson, Preston and Elliana; along with several close relatives, including her nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There are no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 18, 2020 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph's Church) 71 Leicester Street
Perry, NY 14530. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Meals on wheels/office of the aging 8 Perry Ave. Warsaw, NY 14569 or to Dementia Society of America www.dementiasociety.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

shoemaker_pic.jpgMARIE R. SHOEMAKER ~ Age 83, of West Barre, died peacefully Saturday January 11, 2020 at her home. She was born August 28, 1936 in Buffalo, NY to the late Norman and Loretta (Koch) Axford; also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willis H. Shoemaker, Jr. in 2014 and her brother, Richard N. Axford.

Marie worked for 30 years as a corporate secretary in Buffalo until 1979 when she married the love of her life and moved to West Barre. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her extended family of all creatures great and small (except mosquitos). Marie was always cheering for the Buffalo Bills, attending harness horse racing and doing family genealogy   

Surviving is her loving son, Grant (Heather) Shoemaker of Medina; grandchildren, Riley, Kayla, Maya, Jennifer, Cody and Ayden; several nieces, nephews, cousins and her pet friends, Lacey, Peach & Tigger.

The Shoemaker family will be present from 11a.m. – 2p.m. on Friday January 17, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Marie’s Life will begin at 2p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to any PAWS location or please consider planting a tree in her memory as Marie always tried to grow love throughout her life.

Please share words of comfort with Marie’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

SUSAN E. MONTREAL ~ Age 62, of Pavilion, died Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Batavia. She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 17, 1957 to the late William and Thelma (Wood) Letson.

Sue worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, collecting snowmen and her four-legged friends, Coco & Moomoo.

Surviving is her loving companion of 20 years, Donald Hale of Pavilion; children, Michael (Corinne) Padilla of Rochester, Christopher Padilla of Chafee, NY and Elizabeth Padilla of Batavia; sister, Carol Montreal of Batavia; brother, Thomas Montreal of Pembroke; aunts; Roberta Baker and Beatrice McCulley both of FL and uncle, Wayne (Karen) Wood of Alabama.

Sue’s family will be present from 2p.m. – 6p.m. at the Hope Center of LeRoy 42 Main Street LeRoy, New York 14482 on Saturday January 18, 2020 where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 3p.m. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Hope Center of LeRoy.

Please share your words of comfort with Sue’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

 

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