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January 3, 2013 - 4:53pm

Bruce R. Branton

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Bruce R. Branton, 73 of Batavia passed away after a short illness on January 2, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born February 7, 1939 in Batavia to the late Robert T. Branton and the late Dorothy (Ray) Hamilton. Bruce was retired from Grand View Cemetery. He loved riding on his scooter with his dog Heidi and his friend Bruce around the city. Bruce also enjoyed taking his dog to the Genesee County Nursing Home to visit the residents including Everett. Mr. Branton is preceded in death by his daughter Tammy L. Branton in 1998; brother-in-law Chuck Keech; sister-in-law Margie Schum. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Peggy (Keech) Branton of Batavia; brother Gary (Nancy) Hamilton of GA; sister Jean (Steve) Zajaczkowski of Batavia; sister-in-law Jean (Mike) West of Gasport; brothers-in-law Alan Keech of Batavia; Maynard Schum of Varysburg; along with many nieces and nephews. Special friends Kelly & Trevor Day & family; Grant  & Dolan Matla & family.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee County Nursing Home Activities Fund 278 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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