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Batavia - Mr. Raymond C. Tiede, 71, of Batavia, died Wednesday, (June 9, 2010)at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Tiede was born January 9, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Frank and Grace (Heide) Tiede.

Mr. Tiede worked at the former O&K Trojan in Batavia, was a member of Polish Falcons and also enjoyed hunting and golfing. A veteran, he served with the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Hulburt) Tiede of Batavia; a son, Craig (Maureen) Tiede of Corfu; a daughter, Tracy (Brandon) Hastings of Alexander; two brothers, Richard Tiede of Silver Lake and Roger Tiede of Connecticut; a sister, Dorothy (Bruce) Culling of Florida; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He is a brother of the late Frank Tiede Jr. and David Tiede.  

Calling hours are today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Batavia - Mr. Robert L. Swansbrough, 80, of Batavia, died Monday, (June 7,2010) at Crossroads House.

Mr. Swansbrough was born September 6, 1929 in Ithaca, a son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth  (Grover) Swansbrough.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers and Crossroads House and also to John and Deb Henning for all of their love and care.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Renae Swansbrough of Batavia and a special friend Dee Burdick of LeRoy.

There are no prior calling hours.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Batavia Assembly of God, 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.comArrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.


Beverly F. Lupi, 77 of Elba died June 6, 2010 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

She was born July 1, 1932 in Newark, NY daughter of the late Thomas (Myrtle M. Padget) Densmore.  

Mrs. Lupi was a registered nurse for over 25 years and she retired as a librarian from Brighton Memorial Library. She was a member of Padre Pio Parish (Our Lady of Fatima Church in Elba), the Altar & Rosary Society, a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elba Fire Department, she was formerly active in the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the Beginning Experience in Rochester. 

Preceded in death by her first husband William John Williams in 1993. She is survived by her husband  of 11 years Frederic Lupi of Elba, son Michael Eric (Kelly) Williams of Virginia, stepchildren Kenneth Lupi of Fairport, William Lupi of North Carolina, Stephen (Jenn) Lupi of Freeville, NY and Susan (David) Shalit of Illinois. 4 Step grandchildren and 2 nephews also survive. 

Friends may call on Thursday June 10, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass 10:00 AM on Friday June 11, 2010 in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 65 South Main Street, Elba, New York 14058. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Foundation, 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14692 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 550 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

For more information or to sign the online guest registry pleases visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260). Arrangements by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.


Bergen - Mrs. Barbara A. Stephens, 64, of Bergen, an electronics assembler at Eastman Kodak Co., in Rochester, died Monday, June 7, 2010at her home in Bergen.

Mrs. Stephens was born February 17, 1946 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Donald and Ester (Van Bell) Jones.

Her husband, Thomas R. Stephens, Sr., died October 17, 2008.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas R. Stephens, Jr. and Donald M. Stephens of Bergen; 3 brothers, Donald (Deborah) Jones of Albion, Harry (Cindy) Jones and David (Julie) Jones both of Holley; 2 sisters, Donna (Mark) Kramer of Bergen and Bonnie (Paul) Jary of Albion; 2 granddaughters, Shelby Stephens and Kimberly Stephens of Cuba; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, where services will follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy West, Amherst, NY 14228 or to Homecare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will be in Until The Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  


Age 89, of Batavia, died Monday morning June 7, 2010 at the Batavia Nursing Home. Born January 15, 1921 in Batavia to the late Nicholas & Rose (Syracuse) Martino he was also preceded in death by a sister Grace Biegas. A member of Ascension Parish he worked for many years at Delco.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 69 years Louise E. (Cervone) Martino of Batavia; loving daughter and son-in-law Gail (Enzo) Giuliani of Batavia; son and daughter-in-law Anthony J. "AJ" (Dinorah) Martino of Florida; his sisters Roslyn Sharp and Claudette (Richard) Biegasiewicz both of Batavia. 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation is private and the family invites all to join them for a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM Friday June 11, 2010 at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum and memorials in his honor may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC  at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ service information can be obtained by calling Michael at (585) 343-7500.


Stafford - Mr. Arnold A. Cone, 83, of Stafford, owner and proprietor of Arnold A. Cone - General Contractor, died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the New York State Veteran's Home in Batavia.

Mr. Cone was born February 22, 1927 in Bethany, a son of the late George and Edith VanZant Cone.

He was a member of East Bethany Presbyterian Church, and over the course of 30 years, he served on the Stafford zoning board of appeals, as Stafford town councilman and as Town Supervisor for Stafford for 30 years. He also served on the Republican Committee as the representative from Stafford. He was also a former member of the Five Point Rod and Gun club.

He was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and camping and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He served with the 16th Infantry Regiment with the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Army of Occupational Medal and Word War II Victory Medal.

His wife, Elnora Legg Cone, died on February 22, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Richard A. (Deborah) Cone and Steven A. (Marie) Cone, both of Stafford, two granddaughters, Lori (Shane) Totten and Traci Cone, both of Stafford; three great-granddaughters, Morgan, Allison and Ashley; a sister-in-law, Joan Cone of Stafford and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in East Bethany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New York State Veteran's Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Eugene M. Nanni

Batavia - Mr. Eugene M. Nanni, 87, of Batavia, died Friday, (June 4, 2010)at Vasser Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

Mr. Nanni was born December 30, 1922 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Enrico and Filomena (DiNofrio) Nanni.

He was a service manager in the publications department for G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia.  Mr. Nanni also worked as a professional photographer. He loved to travel and was devoted to his family.

Survivors include a daughter, Valerie (Peter) Matina of Hopewell Junction; four grandchildren, Thomas (Paulette) Kubiak, Christopher (Kelly) Kubiak, Jennifer Kubiak and Rebecca (Chance) Vorster; two brothers, Ugo (Betty) Nanni of Florida and Enrico (Tammy) Nanni Jr. of Oakfield; a sister, Dora (Robert) Genesky of Oakfield; two sisters-in-law, Lois (late Arthur) Nanni of Alabama and Marion (late Edmund) Nanni of Oakfield;  many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Nanni is the husband of the late Gina (Perozzi) Nanni and a brother-in-law of the late Midge Nanni.  

Calling hours are Monday (June 14th) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (June 15th) also at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.


Batavia - Mrs. Doris G O'Leary, 86, of Batavia, who was a foster parent for more than 80 children over a 30 year period died Thursday, June 3, 2010at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. O'Leary was born February 14, 1924 in Alexander, a daughter of the late Fred and Jessie (Austin) Foster.

She was a member of New Hope Ministries and enjoyed crochet and crafts. She was a truck driver, along with her late husband Edwin, for National Trailer Convoy.

Her husband, Edwin C. O'Leary, died on March 2, 2010.

Survivors include four sons, Gary E. (Carla) Meyers of Bear Creek, North Carolina, Dennis W. (Luana Williams) Meyers of Batavia, David (Vicki) Andrews of Rochester and James (Vanessa) Andrews of LeRoy; a daughter, Jessie (Glenn) Frier of Batavia; a brother, Kenneth (Carmen) Foster of California; two sisters, Loretta Maberry of Kansas and Wyona (Dick) Burrs of Warsaw; 26 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother of the late Paul Andrews and Lorraine Chartrand and sister of the late Gerald and Fred Foster.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at New Hope Ministries, 8052 Bank Street, Road, where services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to New Hope Ministries, 8052 Bank Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.


Ruth L. Allyn, 85 of Batavia died June 3, 2010 in the Genesee County Nursing Home.

She was born September 8, 1924 in Bergen, NY daughter of the late Nicholas (Florence Hunt) Sherman. 

Mrs. Allyn was a former City of Batavia School Crossing Guard for over 15 years. She was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) and lifetime member of the ladies auxiliary of the Sackett Merrill White American Legion Post in Bergen. She and her husband raised many foster children and took in many exchange students, she was an avid gardener and music lover who enjoyed playing the piano.

Preceded in death by an infant daughter Tina L. Allyn. Survivors include her husband of 62 years Lee F. Allyn former City Council President and retired City Firefighter of Batavia, daughters RuLee Allyn of Batavia and Shirley (Richard) Piwowarski of Lancaster, NY and a special cousin Diane (Donald) Donnelly of Bergen. 

Friends may call on Monday June 7, 2010 from 9 to 11 AM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. Memorials may be made to the Family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry pleases visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 



Scan_PicJULIA B. POODRY0001.jpgJulia B. Poodry, 95, of Basom, died Tuesday (June 1, 2010) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born on the Onandaga Nation in Nedrow, NY on March 8, 1915, a daughter of the late Livingston and Lillian Green Crouse.  Her husband, Royden Poodry died in 1997.

Mrs. Poodry was a member of the Turtle Clan and had formerly worked for Harrison Radiator Co. in Lockport.  She was the proprietor of a craft and gift shop that she operated out of her own home for many years.  She was so proud of her age and was the oldest living resident on both, the Onandaga Nation and Tonawanda Seneca Nation.  In her high school days she was an outstanding baseball, volleyball, basketball and softball player.  She was a fine cook and loved gardening.

Surviving are three children: Wilma (Angelo) Ianni of Basom, Janice (Guy) Falcone of Boston, Mass and Suzanne Poodry of Batavia.  Three grandchildren: Deborah (Matt) Bace, Lucia Jones (James Page) and Anthony (Stormy) Falcone.  Five great grandchildren: Katherine, Sarah and Alex Bace, Melody and Aria Falcone.  

She was the mother of the late Neal Poodry who died in 2005.

Friends may call Friday from 3 - 7 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 32 John St., Akron.  Services will be Saturday at 11 AM at the Tonawanda Presbyterian Church on Meadville Rd. in Basom.   Burial will be in the Tonawanda Church Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memroiral contributions to the Tonawanda Presbyterian Church or the Tonawqnda Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements were entrusted to the:


Expressions of condolence may be made at: www. mcandrewfuneralhomes.net


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