Local Matters

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

daurizio.jpgNicholas D’Aurizio Jr., 87, of Batavia passed away on January 23, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 29, 1932 in Batavia to the late Nicholas and Teresa (Tiberio) D’Aurizio Sr. In addition to his parents, Nicholas is predeceased by his son; Joseph D’Aurizio; sister and brother in law Mary (Alex) Neubert.

After completion of Batavia High School & Metal Trades Vocational School, Nicholas served as a Personnel Supervisor for four years in the US Air Force during the Korean War. In his professional life, he was a foreman for over twenty years at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory formerly of Brockport, NY. Nicholas retired from Hodgins Engraving in Batavia. 

Nicholas was a creative, intelligent and curious man who made an indelible impression on those that he met. He was known for his quick wit and one-liners that always brought appreciative and unexpected chuckles. He had many interests from hunting and fishing as a young man, to a voracious reader of biographies of classic movie stars, an avid Western movie watcher, a builder of intricate model ships. His two boston terriers, Popeye & Olive Oyl, brought him great joy. Nick was a memorable individual who never failed to create a strong impression in a brief period of time. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his children; Nicholas D’Aurizio III of Sulpher Springs, OK., Teresa (Daniel Ritzenthaler) D’Aurizio of Napa, CA., and Michael D’Aurizio of Orchard Park; brothers Frank (Jenny) D’Aurizio and Anthony (Connie) D’Aurizio both of Batavia; a granddaughter Gemma D’Aurizio of Orchard Park, ex-spouse Robin D’Aurizio, along with many close friends, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Monday January 27, 2020 from 5:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday January 28th at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activities Fund at the NYS Veterans Home 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. 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, NY 14020.

Susan Borgal Serinis, 71, of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Serinis (Michael Moore, Jr.), Heather Serinis, Victoria Collier, and her grandchildren, Serenity Fox, Veronica Fox, Matthew Dixon, Micah Collier, Marianna Collier; brother, John (Doreen) Borgal; sisters Patricia (Vernon) Kelly and Mary Dix, and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Victor Serinis; parents, Emerson J. Borgal and Florence D. Borgal; and brother, David Mead.

Susan was born on Dec. 5, 1948 to Florence and Emerson. From the time she graduated from High School until the day she retired, she was a nurse. She fondly shared the memory of meeting Victor. She was an allergy nurse for Victor’s mother, and she insisted that she meet her son. She spent most of her nursing career as a nurse with the VA Medical Center in Batavia, New York. She was one of the first PTSD nurses when the program opened in Batavia, and she took a lot of pride in helping the Veterans during their recovery.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia’s Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield, with a luncheon to follow at the fellowship hall at St. Cecilia’s Church in Oakfield.

Memorial contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125.

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

Arrangements for Susan were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

feeney.jpg  Alfred L. Feeney, formerly of Attica, passed away with his family by his side on January 22, 2020 in Peachtree, Ga. He was born in Worcester, MA on November 02, 1928 to the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Ryan) Feeney. He was the youngest of seven children.  Al was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Jean (Holahan) Feeney on March 16, 2019.

Al graduated from Case Western Reserve in 1953 and served in Japan with the United States Air Force from 1954-1957. He was a Little All American football player and was inducted to the Case Western Reserve Hall of Fame in 1987. He started his civilian career as a Physical Education teacher and coach.  His 1957-58 Jasper High School basketball team won the Section V Class D title.  He became a Guidance Counselor at Attica High School in 1962 and served as Principal from 1964 - 1991.  .

Al was proudest of his family and loved to brag about their accomplishments. Many a referee, coach, or teacher got his input on how they could do better by his kids. Like many of his era, he went without so that his kids could have more. Al touched the lives of many people in Attica and beyond. Many of his former students credit him with being a big part of their success.

Alfred is survived by his children, Sean (Kate), Margaret, Elizabeth (Phyllis), Kevin (Dana), and Timothy (Karyn) Feeney; grandchildren, Claire Feeney, Allison (Brian) Kinard, Tyler, Ben, Kaden, Kole, Trey, and Maggie Feeney; great granddaughter, Greer Kinard.

A Visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Roman Catholic Church, 50 East Ave. in Attica, NY.  Burial with Military Honors will be in St Michael’s Cemetery, Warsaw, NY.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Attica Booster Club PO Box 192 Attica, NY 14011.   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 St., Attica, NY 14011

 

 

Batavia - Esther M. Toal, 86, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing At Batavia.

Esther was born August 26, 1933, in Mt. Morris, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Jacobus) Zaso.

Esther was a cafeteria worker for Batavia City Schools and also worked at the former J.J. Newberry's in Batavia.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Toal of Batavia; children, Paula (David) Bromsted of Batavia, Linda (Richard) McSherry of Syracuse, Brenda (Steven) Grice of Culpeper, VA, Sandra (Robert) Hiscutt of Alexander, William Toal of Oakfield and Sheila (Todd) Shamp of Oakfield; a brother, Joseph (Jean) Zaso of Batavia; a brother-in-law, Donald (Betty) Toal of Nevada; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street in Batavia, where services will be held at 5:00 p.m. also on Sunday.   Esther will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorial contributions in Esther's memory may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, Alzheimers Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Ste. 6, Williamsville, NY 14221 or Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements for Esther were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

STAFFORD - Martha Ruth Thom, 39, of Stafford, passed away Wednesday, (January 22, 2020), surrounded by her loving family.

Martha was born November 14, 1980, in Brockport, a daughter of David E. and Debra (VanDuser) Thom of Byron.

She attended Northgate Free Methodist Church and enjoyed outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, boating, and gardening.  She liked crafts and country music, but most of all she cherished time spent with her family and cooking with her daughter, Peyton. 

Surviving along with her parents is her daughter, Peyton Goebert at home; partner, John Goebert of Stafford; brothers Matthew (Kristen) Thom of Holley, and David (Danielle) Thom of Bergen; her maternal grandmother Ruth VanDuser of Bergen; her paternal grandmother Norma Thom of Holley.  Several nieces and nephews along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

Martha is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Gordon VanDuser; and her paternal grandfather, Norm Thom.

At Martha's request, there will be no visitation.  Family and Friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life to be held at 12:00 noon on Friday (January 31, 2020) at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road in Batavia.  Private burial will be in White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Martha's memory may be made to the family, c/o H.E. Turner & Co., Inc., 403 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 to establish an education fund for Peyton.  Please make checks payable to David Thom.

Arrangements for Martha were entrusted to the care of H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Chris Churchill Zastrocky, 66, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Chris was born July 17, 1953, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Donald and Freida (Hale) Churchill.

Chris will be remembered as a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her cat and dog and doing yard work.  She was a member of the Twins Club in Bergen.

Survivors include her children, Thomas Zastrocky, Jr. of LeRoy, Timothy (Jennifer) Zastrocky of Bergen, Crystal Zastrocky of Rochester, Todd Zastrocky of Byron, Adam (Katelyn) Zastrocky of LeRoy and Aaron Zastrocky of Batavia; two sisters, Vicky Churchill of Buffalo and Valerie "Charlie" (Jim) Northup of Byron; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Chris is the mother of the late Jason Sullivan.

Calling hours are Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  At the request of Chris's family there will be no funeral services.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chris's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

EAST BETHANY - Sath P. Dhanda, 39, of East Bethany, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, (January 19, 2020).

Sath was born April 6, 1980, in Warsaw, a son of Ann M. (Mullen) Dhanda of East Bethany and the late Dr. S. Paul Dhanda.

He was an avid sports fan and golfer.  Sath greatly enjoyed cooking, trivia, watching Jeopardy, and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Surviving along with his mother are his brothers, Vijay (fiance Jullian Messina) Dhanda of FL, and Shan Dhanda of East Bethany; a step-sister, Dr. Paula (John Clark) Dhanda of CA; an aunt, Mary A. "Meme" Mullen of Batavia, uncles, Robert (Laura) Mullen of Batavia, Richard (June) Mullen of Byron, and William (Joyce) Mullen of Brockport; several nieces and nephews including Vijay P. Dhanda, Jr., Kyla Dhanda, Izabella Fantz, Amber Dems, and Jasmin Clark; a dear friend, Janet Polzin of Akron.  Many cousins also survive.

Sath is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Mullen; and a nephew, John Paul Clark,

Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Prayers will be recited on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.  Sath's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from  St. Jospeph's Church, 303 East Main Street in Batavia with Rev. Thaddeus N. Bocianowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sath's memory may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Peter A. Wyskiel, age 70, of West Main Street, passed away at home unexpectedly on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

     He was born December 20, 1949 in Manchester, N.H., a son of the late Joseph and Georgette Langlois Wyskiel.

     Peter will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was a proud veteran, having served over 11 years with the U.S. Air Force. He also enjoyed woodworking and photography.   

     He is survived by his children, Bryan (Sarah) Wyskiel of LeRoy,  Joshua (Melanie) Wyskiel of Caledonia, Tracy Moore (Brian Thornley) of LeRoy and Tim (Jennifer) Johnson of CO; 12 grandchildren; his sisters in law and brother in law, Joelene (David) Forrester, Barbara (Edward) Foley and Kenneth "Chip" (Christine) Smith II., along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sharon Smith Wyskiel and his son, Steven K. Wyskiel.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday from 1 ~ 3 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy, where a sharing of memories to celebrate Peter's life will be held at 3:00 P.M. 

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to any veteran organization in Peter's memory.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Peter's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Pavilion ~ Neva A. Hettrick, age 100, passed away Saturday evening (January 18, 2020) at the Highlands of Pittsford Living Center.

     She was born August 10, 1919 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Williams Harmer.

     Neva lived in Byron before moving to Pavilion in the 1930's, where she eventually graduated from Pavilion Central School in 1937.  She married James Hettrick in 1940.  She liked to travel, crochet and work around her flower gardens.  Neva worked for Kemp & Rudgers service station as a bookkeeper and was a part-time postal clerk at the Pavilion Post Office.

     She is survived by her nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, James and her brother and his wife, Wesley and Ina Harmer.

     Services and interment in the Pavilion Cemetery will be private at the convenience of her family.

     Memorials are suggested to the Pavilion Fire Department.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Neva's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Hettrick and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

wright.jpg James W. Wright, age 84, of Perry, NY passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Perry, NY on July 19, 1935 a son to the late Leslie H. and Doris E. (Watrous) Wright. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife: Joyce E. (Farley) Wright second wife: Marguerite T. (Hauslauer) Wright, sisters Betty Farley and Mary Kohring

Jim was a 1953 graduate of Perry High School. He went to work on the family farm raising corn, wheat, oats and alfalfa, He did custom planting, spraying, combining and silo filling for area farmers throughout Wyoming and Livingston County. In 1958 he purchased his own farm and continued to work with his father. He worked part time plowing snow for the Town of Perry and later became the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Perry in 1977. He retired from the town in 1997. He returned back to work working for Suit Kote in Buffalo where he was a lab technician and retired from there in 2013. He was very active in the community. He was a life member of the Perry Center Fire Department for over 50 years, he volunteered for the Perry Emergency Ambulance, appointed to the Town of Perry Zoning Board of Appeals, was a instructor for the hunter safety courses, and was a member of the Wyoming County Republican Committee, Wyoming County Highway Superintendents Association and Constellation Lodge #404 of the Free and Accepted Masons. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, playing cards, making wine and especially enjoyed his family.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley (Litteer) Wright whom he married on July 9, 1994, 2 daughters: Linda (Michael) Palucki of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Colleen (Michael) Bradley of Dansville, 2 sons: Harold (Cindy) Wright and Chuck (Teresa) Wright both of Perry, 3 step-sons: Patrick (Traci) Wester of Pembroke, Jason (Becky) Bump of Pavilion, Derek (Karrie) Bump of Bethany, a sister: Lois Sliker of Leicester, brother: Lawrence (Linda) Wright of Albuquerque , New Mexico, 13 grandchildren: Jennifer (Todd) Shoemake, Kristi (Annie Giangrosso) Bradley, James Bradley, Eric Wright, Sara (Mark) Eberstein, Alex Wright, Elizabeth Wright, Austin Wester, Nick Wester, Nick Wood, Zach Wester, Maverick Bump, Mason Bump and Melanie Bump., 2 great grandchildren: Raeha Eberstein and Hailee Wester along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Thursday January 23, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry New York 14530.  A Fireman’s Service will be held at 6:45pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday January 24th at 11:00am at the Funeral Home.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorial contributions can be made to Perry Center Fire Department P.O. Box 204 Perry, Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry and First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 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.

Pages

Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 

Copyright © 2008-2019 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button