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EARL F. PUNDT - Age 84, of Batavia, died peacefully at Rochester General Hospital on August 12, 2014 in Rochester. He was born October 8, 1929 in Batavia, a son of the late Harry and Pearl (Goodenbury) Pundt, also preceded in death by brothers, Harry & George Pundt.

   Mr. Pundt was a US Army Veteran and a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. He was a former member of the Elba Volunteer Fire Department, enjoyed fishing and miniature golf.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 54 years, June A. (Thompson) Pundt of Batavia; loving children, Cheryl (Steve) Young of Batavia and Donald (Kathy McElfresh) Pundt of Akron along with 4 nieces, and a nephew.

   Private funeral services will be held by the family and burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.           

Please share your memories of Earl, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500. 



Sherwood J. Garigen, 104 of Darien Center, passed away on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born January 10, 1910 in Darien to the late John (Anna Ortner) Garigen. Mr. Garigen is preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth (Schmelzle) Garigen; son Allen, daughter Lu Ann Lapp; brother James; sisters Marie Marzoff and Elma Garigen. 

Mr. Garigen worked on the Railroad for Erie Company for many years. He was a longtime member of the Darien Fire Company and loved to play Euchre. 

He is survived by his son Lee Garigen of Pike; daughter Sherry Garigen of Darien Center; son-in-law Chuck Lapp; daughter-in-law Barb Garigen both of Darien; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday August 15, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday August 16, 2014 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Cowlesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Darien Fire Company 10537 Alleghany Rd. Darien Center, NY 14040 or to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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, New York 14011.

Stanley Edward Telga (aka Stan the Man) of Myrtle Beach age 80, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Born June 13, 1934 in Albion, NY he was a son of the late Stanley L. and Martha (Olzewski) Telga. Mr. Telga served in the U.S. Air Force Secret Service as a Radio Intercept Operator from 1952 to 1956.  He attained several awards and decorations. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1972.  He was a Business Education Instructor for BOCES in Mt. Morris and Batavia NY, an Adjunct Professor for Genesee Community College and Mutual Teller at Batavia Downs Racetrack.  He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and an hourly coordinator for Perpetual Adorations and a member of the Intercessory Prayer Group.  Mr. Telga was also a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernadine Swierzinski and Eleanor Ostrowski.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Janet (Teresi) Telga formerly of Batavia, NY; a son, Kevin (Margaret)  Telga of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Teresa (Scott) Shaw of Myrtle Beach; a son, Brian (Michele) Telga of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Cory Shaw of Myrtle Beach, Zachary and Alexis Telga of Rochester, NY; sisters, Shirley Zambito and Maxine Guzik both of Rochester, NY; sisters in law, Jessie Teresi of Batavia, NY and Margaret Teresi of Albany, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel, Murrels Inlet on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00PM.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 12,  2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church with inturnment following in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church Debt Fund, 542 Cypress Ave. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

An online guestbook is available at. www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries<http://www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries>

LeRoy ~ Russell A. Shepard, age 80, of Clay Street, passed Sunday evening (August 10, 2014) at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

     Mr. Shepard was born February 5, 1934 in Batavia,  a son of the late Harry and Pearl Sage Shepard.

     Mr. Shepard and his late wife, Susan, will be remembered for their love of antique dealing and furniture refinishing.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Susan M. Shepard and a daughter, Wendy Shepard.

     He is survived by his sons, Russell A. Shepard Jr., Richard (Linda) Shepard and Michael (Dena) Shepard; grandchildren, Thomas, Jamie, Michael, Nicholas, Wesley and Macy; his siblings, Ruby (Reid) Ackley, Dorothy (Peter) Kelly, Robert (Barbara) Shepard, Sandra (Gerald) Sherman and Sharon (Russell) Kelso, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 8 P.M.  at the Living Waters Church, 30 Main Street, LeRoy, where services will be held on Friday at 11 :00 A.M.  The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to the Living Waters Church.  Interment will follow in Machpelah Cemetery.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mr. Shepard's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Shepard and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Kenneth R. Geedy, age 74, passed away at Englewood Hospital in Florida on August 8th 2014. He was born in Castile PA. Mr. Geedy resided in Castile NY on Silver Lake and spent winters at his Florida home in Englewood. Mr. Geedy worked in the carpet installation business his entire adult life. He was an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife Karen M. Geedy and children, Kenneth (Terry) Geedy, of Wilmington NC, Wade (Connie) Geedy, of East Bethany NY, Bryan (Amy) Geedy of Castile NY, Scherina (Todd) Beam of Shippensburg PA, step children, Jeffrey (Amy) Kramarz, of Silver Lake NY and Kenneth (Becky) Kramarz of Stafford NY and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Wyoming Cemetery in Wyoming NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

Robert VanBuren, 94 of Rochester passed away peacefully August 8, 2014 at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester. He was born July 3, 1920 in Albany to the late Cornelius (Blanche Kaplan) VanBuren. Mr. VanBuren is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Jane (Benion) VanBuren and his second wife Betty (Beaver) Hardie VanBuren.

Mr. VanBuren was a World War II Army Veteran. He retired as an Industrial Supervisor in Albany, before that he was at Attica Correctional Facility. Mr. VanBuren was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Rochester, the Knights of Columbus, and loved to fish.

He is survived by children Katherine (William) Campbell; Mark (Susan), Brian (Robbie), Miles (Cindy) VanBuren; James (Betty), Robert (Janet) Hardie; Sue (Don) Townsend; Judith Hardie; Donna (H. Andrew) Fay; Nicholas (Katherine) Hardie; Mary Ellen (Chris) VanSon; William (Mary Beth) Hardie; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 AM, Monday August 11, 2014 at Sts Joachim & Anne Church 50 East Ave, Attica NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York at www.alz.org/WNY/. For more information please call (585) 591-1212or 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.

Anita D. Scott of Perry died on Thursday August 7, 2014 at her home under Hospice Care surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Warsaw, New York a daughter of Louise Ellis Parker. Anita was a graduate of Perry High School. She was a bartender at the Vet’s Club in Perry and had worked prior at Scott’s Market in Perry Center selling fruits, vegetables and flowers. She was a member of the Perry Vet’s Club and the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, especially to Myrtle Beach, and the Adirondack and Poconos Mountains. Anita enjoyed the company of her family, friends and her two grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a sister; Tammy Reed who died in 1983, her maternal grandparents; John (Doshie Amburgey) Ellis Sr. and an uncle, Thomas Ellis.

Anita is survived by a Son Brandin Scott of Perry, her Mother Louise Ellis Parker of Perry, her Fiancé: Greg McClurg of Perry, 2 Sisters: Barbara Chapman of Perry, Sandra (Bret) George of Castile, 3 Brothers: Fred (Shannon) Reed of Filmore, Eric (Trish) Carr of Yorkshire, Todd Carr of Rochester, 2 Grandchildren: Jada Rae and Jacob Cole Scott, 2 special Friends Debbie Johnston and Vicki Bradner both of Perry, along with many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

Family and Friends may call from 11:00am -1:00pm on Sunday August 10, 2014 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC.  98 North Main St. in Perry.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:00pm. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the family to set up a fund for her grandchildren.  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.

John "Jack" Edward Ostertag, 87, of Attica, NY, went to heaven Tuesday August 5, 2014. He was born to the late Ted and Alice Ostertag, October 21, 1926, in Attica and was married to the late Jean Zinke Ostertag. Jack and Jean had ten children: Suzanne, Jacque, Nancy, Mary, Jeanne, John, Bettie, Mark, Robin, and the late Patricia.

He was a Building Construction Engineer in Charge for New York State General Services Design & Construction Group and a Consulting Project Manager for Construction Management Companies. Jack was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army and Merchant Marines.  He was a regular at the American Legion, Moose Club and VFW. Jack was also an avid boater and fisherman. In his younger years he was a great athlete and loved bowling and golf.

A viewing will be held from 2:00–4:00 and 7:00–9:00 Monday, Aug. 11th at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, Aug. 12th at St. Joachim & Anne Church 50 East Ave, Attica NY 14011.        

Jack was a huge Buffalo Bills fan and is the great grandfather to former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly’s late son, Hunter.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, P.O. Box 643, Orchard Park, NY  14127, or online at www.huntershope.org. For more information please call (585) 591-1212or 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.

Charlotte Puccio, 85 of Oakfield, passed away Wednesday (August 6, 2014) at Crossroads House in Batavia.

She was born in Medina, NY on August 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie Banazak Jablonski.

Charlotte enjoyed spending time with her family, trips to the casino and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield.

She was the wife of the late Frank Puccio, who passed away in 2004, mother of the late Dennis Puccio and sister of the late Laura Clark, Helen Capelli, Josie Ehrenreich and Matthew “Mitch” Jablonski.

Survivors include her children, Robert (Michelle) Puccio of Idaho, Gloria (William) Yantz of Oakfield and Ronald (Dianne) Puccio of Batavia.  Sister, Dorothy Corica of Williamsville. Brother, Edward (Carol) Jablonski of Virginia.  Also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Friday (Aug. 8th) from 2-6pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10am at St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Interment will be in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020.

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


Oakfield - Christopher Brian Skelton, age 30, of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at his home.

Chris was born July 18, 1984 in Batavia, a son of Brian T. Skelton of Oakfield and Linda C. (Dan Duffy) Meldrum Skelton of Rochester.

A 2002 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School, Chris attended the University of Rochester where he studied economics and was enrolled in the R.O.T.C. program. He was previously employed as a truck driver for Perry's Ice Cream in Akron.

Chris participated in several triathlons’ in the area and ran in many marathons. He enjoyed water skiing and camping in the Adirondacks. An avid Buffalo Bills fan, he went to several games with his cousins, Jason and James. He enjoyed going to country concerts, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle but most of all cherished his time with his son, Mattox.

Surviving along with his parents are his son, Mattox Simms of Bath; his brother, Matthew Skelton of Oakfield; paternal grandmother, Elaine (late James) Skelton of Oakfield, an uncle, Kevin (Diane) Skelton of Oakfield; an aunt, Lyn (Robert) Maute of Batavia; several cousins, including Jason (Jackie Oetinger) Skelton of Chili and James (Nicole) Skelton and their daughter, Amelia Rose Skelton of Buffalo; maternal grandparents, William (Carol) Meldrum of Palm Springs, California; uncles, Richard (Elba) Meldrum of Florida and William (Lori) Meldrum of Waterloo and an aunt, Sandra Jones of Texas.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Private burial will be in Cary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial designations for his son, Mattox. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.


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