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buffalobills_0.jpgFrancis L. Shattuck Jr., 31, of Friendship, New York passed away February 23, 2016 at his home. He was born January 5, 1985 in Rochester, New York to Francis Shattuck Sr. of Dryden and Lorraine Gagner of Castile.

He was a graduate of Perry Central School where he played football and baseball. Fran loved music, fishing and was very artistic. He was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and was extremely passionate about football. In his memory the family would like anyone who wants to wear their Buffalo Bills attire to please do so.

He is survived by his fiancé Tonja Hopseker of Friendship; son Christopher Shattuck of Lima; brother Joshua (Fiancé Laura Brandes) Shattuck of Castile; sister Amanda (Fiancé Juan Rosario) Shattuck of Lakeville, their children Gabrielle and Sylus.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday March 1, 2016 from 4 to 6PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530. A 6:00PM Celebration of Life will immediately follow calling hours on Tuesday March 1, 2016 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for his son Christopher. 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.

hawley1_1.jpgHerbert, J. Hawley of Perry Center/Geneseo,passed away February 23, 2016 at the age of 90. He was born May 27, 1925 in Perry Center, New York to the late Fred (Marian Knox) Hawley. He is preceded in death by brother Fred Hawley, Jr., and sister Ruth Hawley Gibson.  He is survived by two nephews; Mark (Marie) Gibson of Rush, and James (Rose) Hawley of Rochester, grand-nephew, Corey Gibson of Rush and grand-niece, Nicole Gibson of Gainesville Florida.

Most of his life was lived in Perry Center and Geneseo.  He was the salutatorian of Perry High School Class of 1942.  He received a full scholarship to Cornell University and graduated with a degree in Government in 1946.Herb had a life-long love of theatre, music, and fine arts.  In 1964, he was awarded the Dramatist Play Service Scholarship at the Univ of Wisconsin.  He acted in plays at Perry High School, Cornell University, San Antonio, Texas, Little Theatre in Rochester, Batavia Players, and was actor, producer and director of Perry Players for fifteen years.  Herb was a long time member of First Congregational Church in Perry Center, Perry Center Fire Department, and Masons Constellation #404 of Perry.  He owned and operated an insurance and real estate business in Perry for 35 years. 

In 2005 he established the Jean M Besser Scholarship for a student in the arts at SUNY Geneseo.  He was the curator of the Stowell Wiles Art Gallery at the Perry Library, where he served as a trustee for 22 years, 8 of those years as president.  He retired from the library at age 80, but continued as the principal fundraiser for the library parking lot expansion plan.  He was also a volunteer at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support extended to us at this difficult time.

You are invited to join the family for Herb’s Memorial Service at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the First Congregational Church in Perry Center 7205 Perry Center Road Perry, New York 14530.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Perry Public Library70 Main Street  N, Perry, New York  14530 or the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association C/o Joan Sage7284 Route 20APerry, NY 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

don.jpg  Donald “Donnie” Edward Merlau, 56, of Cowlesville, NY passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Geneseo IRA.  Donald was born December 15, 1959 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY.  He was the second child and first son of Herbert Hartman and Mary Ann Merlau of Dunnellon, Florida.  

Donnie enjoyed participating in his daily household tasks, going out for coffee, lunch, or the movies, sending cards to his family on special occasions, and rocking in his favorite rocking chair. 

Don will be forever remembered by his loving sisters, Peg (Scott) Skellington of Seymour, CT, Pamela (Mark) Hondzinski of Sugar Hill, GA, and Jennifer (Paul) Ahr of Doylestown, PA; his devoted brothers, John Merlau of Kansas City, MO, and Thomas Merlau of Springfield, VT; his many nieces and nephews; and his countless friends at the Geneseo IRA and DOTY Day Services.

There are no calling hours.  A Graveside Service will be held Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00AM at the Cowlesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to The ARC of Livingston-Wyoming Counties at www.lwarc.org. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

air_force.jpg David J. Gavlak, 62, of Perry and Syracuse, passed away at his home in Syracuse on February 22, 2016. David was born in Whitinsville, Ma. on December 27, 1953 a son of the late John J. and Regina N. (Petrovitz) Gavlak.

He was a graduate of Perry Central School. David entered the Air Force in 1972 where he made a career out of it retiring in 1993. He was stationed with the Air Force in many states including Alaska, California, and Nevada as well as being stationed in Iceland and Greece. He received many medals during his career including the Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Longevity Service Award Ribbon with three oak leaf clusters, along with many other medals awards and ribbons. He then started working VA Hospitals retiring on December 31, 2015 from the VA Medical Center in Syracuse where he was a surgical technician.  He was a member of the Perry VFW Post #5009 and a booster club member of the Batavia Muck Dogs. He enjoyed going to the Batavia Muck Dogs games, going to air shows, collecting model trains, photography, traveling, and hot air balloons, often traveling around the United States to balloon festivals where he would work with the chase crew. 

He is survived by 3 sisters: Karen (Douglas) Heiby of Perry, Mary Jane Gavlak of Snowflake, AZ., Gina (Russell) Flint of Warsaw, 2 brothers: Steven Gavlak of Warsaw and Michael Gavlak of San Fidel, NM, 2 nieces Devon Lee (James) Abejo and Julie Grills, 4 nephews: Timothy (Bridget) Gavlak, Derek (Heather) Heiby, Thomas and John Grills, 2 great nephews: Ethan and Trenten Gavlak along with several Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2016. Service time to be announced. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or visit wounded warrior project.org/donate. 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.

Midwest City, OK- Dawn Christine Pehrson, 51, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, a certified nurse’s aide at Reliance Living Center in Oklahoma City, died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Alliance Health Midwest in Midwest. Ok.

Mrs. Pehrson was born January 29, 1965 in Sunbury, PA, the daughter of Ronald Dawson of AZ and Ruth (Weist) Dawson of Shortsville, NY.

She graduated from Genesee Community College

Survivors include her companion of 30 years, Raymond Chudoba of Midwest, OK; 2 sons, Chadwick Chudoba of Del City, OK and Joshua Pehrson of Batavia; 2 grandchildren, Isaac and Alexandra; 3 sisters, Tammi, Tina and Tanya; and numerous nieces and nephews. .

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, 531 Ellicott Street, Batavia. Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

brick1.jpg  Carmella D. Brick, 84, of Perry passed away on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born on October 5, 1931 in Arnprior, Ontario Canada to the late Paul S. and Auldia (Mallette) Dioguardi. 

Carmella is predeceased by her son Bruce A. Brick; grandson Bruce A. Brick Jr.; son in law Frank A. Spiotta; sister Ann Ochal and brothers Paul, Ronald and Steven Dioguardi.

Carmella was a long time secretary at Comstock Foods in Mt. Morris.  She enjoyed knitting, cooking and going to the casino, but above all else loved being with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband Jay L. Brick who she married in 1953; daughters Susan M. Spiotta of Batavia, Paula Parker of Perry and Sandra L. (Stephen) Chauvin of Twinsburg, OH; brothers Donald (Sally) Dioguardi of Byron and Brian (Maxine) Dioguardi of Batavia; a sister Carol (Henry) Lukas of Chaffee; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Sunday February 28, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530. Prayer’s will be recited at 10:15AM at the Funeral Home on Monday February 29th prior to an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial that will take place at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry. She will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, NY 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.

 

Stafford/Warsaw ~ Robert E. Roggow, age 68 of Fargo Road, passed away on Tuesday morning (February 23, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

     He was born June 20, 1947 in Batavia, a son of the late Ward and Mabel Graham Roggow.

     Bob was very proud of his service with the US Air Force, where he served as a weapons mechanic and weapons maintenance supervisor.  After his tour of duty, Bob went to work for IBM in Rochester as a computer technician for over 30 years.  He was a devoted member and past commander of the Batavia VFW Post 1602, as well as a member of the Batavia American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of Amercia, the LeRoy Moose Family Center and the Perry Sportsmans Club.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving fiancée, Linda Morgan; his children, Pamela (Steven) Tiede of Painter, VA and Michael Roggow of Norfolk, VA; his sister, Roberta (John) Webb of Silver Springs; his brother, Herbert (Donna) Roggow of Warsaw; his grandchildren, Megan, Emily, Glory, Asher, Judah, Thomas and Noah; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Roggow.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2 ~ 4 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services with military honors will be held at 4:00 P.M.  Interment in the Warsaw Cemetery will be at the convenience of his family.

     Contributions in Bob’s memory are suggested to Batavia VFW Post 1602.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Roggow and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

miller_ruth_-_photo.jpgRuth M. Miller, 91 of Batavia, passed away on Sunday (February21, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

She was born March 16, 1924, in the Town of Wethersfield, New York, a daughter of the late William and Mabel Niver Rosborough.

Ruth was employed for over 30 years by the former Genesee Memorial Hospital in patient care being known for her steadfast dedication and kindness to all she served. Her caring nature continued with devoted care to her husband of over 60 years in the last years of his life.  She enjoyed travelling with her husband and spending time with family and friends far and near.

Survivors include her son, William H. (Cheryl) Miller of Batavia. Grandsons, Christian W. Miller of Williamsville and Adam J. Miller of Los Altos, California. Sister, Mary Rose Silliman of Corfu. Sisters in-law, Pauline Warner of Loveland Colorado, Veronica Miller of Oakfield, Ann Miller of Rochester. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry F. Miller; brothers, Claremont Rosborough, Claude Rosborough, Howard Rosborough and sister, Dorothy Rosborough Miller.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (February 26th) from 10:00am- 12:00pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. A funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 12:00pm. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Genesee County Office for the Aging, 2 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Batavia - Rose J. Smith, 91, of Batavia, a secretary at the Genesee County Department of Social Services, prior to her retirement, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Batavia Health Care Center.

Mrs. Smith was born July 6, 1924 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Bruno and Mary (Oldkowska) Sulimowicz.

She was a member of St. Cecilia's Church.

She is predeceased by 2 husbands, Frank P. Balonek, Sr. who died in 1969 and Howard J. Smith who died in 2007. 

Survivors include 2 sons, Frank P. (Sue) Balonek, Jr. of Elba and Leonard (Betty) Balonek of Elizabeth City, NC; 4 grandchildren, Valerie (Charles) St. John of Murray, Cynthia Sanfratello of North Chili, Jennifer Balonek and Kathryn Balonek, both of VA; 2 sisters, Lottie Borkowski of Rochester and Florence Salviski of FL; a sister-in-law, Betty Sulim of FL; 6 great-grandchildren Noah and Madelyn St. John, Jon and Leah Sanfratello, Jacob Foster and Jacob Carter; several nieces and nephews.

She is the sister of the late Sofie Matla, John Sulim, Joseph Sulimowicz, Anthony Sulimowicz and Leon Sulim.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY 14125.  Private burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

18.jpg  Regina Krause, 96, of Batavia, formally of Buffalo, passed away on February 22, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.  She was born on August 14, 1919 in Buffalo to the late Walter and Magdalina (Pilarski) Borkowski. She is predeceased by her husband William P. Krause and a son James Krause.

Regina is survived by her daughter; Gloria (Lawrence) Brzoska of Depew; a son Mark Krause of Batavia and daughter in law Gail Krause of Hamburg; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours.  A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. She will be entombed in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum in Cheektowaga.

For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements  completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

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