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Harry E. Lougheed, 66, of Batavia, passed away Saturday (November 16, 2013) at the Batavia Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born in Rochester, NY on August 3, 1947, the son of the late James and Dorothy Koehler Lougheed.

Harry was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War having served from 1967-1969.  He was also a machine operator for LeRoy Industries .

Survivors include his wife, Donna D’Ambrosia Lougheed of Batavia, whom he married March 11, 1967. Three sons, Dennie (Allison) Lougheed of Batavia, Joey (Kimberly) Lougheed of Ocala, FL and Jayson (Melissa Savage) Lougheed of Masaryktown, FL.  Three grandchildren, Samantha and Jackson Lougheed of Ocala, FL and Courtney Lougheed of Batavia.  Two step-grandchildren, Steven Corcoran of Venice, CA and Amy Corcoran of Rochester. One brother, James (Nancy) Lougheed of University Place, WA. Two sisters, Beverly (Charlie) Wenzel of Webster and Carol (Alfred) Gray of Perry, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Tuesday from 3-6pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERALHOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a full military service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 6pm.

Expressions of condolence may be made 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 & PROPRIETOR.

Pavilion ~ Deborah A. Long (Schoenthal), age 57, of Big Tree Rd., died peacefully early Saturday morning (Nov. 16, 2013), surrounded by her family.

     Mrs. Long was born April 25, 1956 in Batavia. She is survived by her parents, Edwin and Sally Schoenthal of Batavia.  She was a 1974 graduate of Alexander Central School.

     Debby was retired from the Genesee County Mental Health Dept. where she served as a supervisor of medical billing.  She was union president of the local CSEA, a member of the Pavilion Fire Dept. and attended the United Methodist Church of Pavilion.

     She enjoyed spending time with her family, scrap booking and travelling.

     Debby was predeceased by her first husband, Paul R. Thater.  She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Edward Long; three sons, Jesse (Kelly) Thater of Silver Springs, Andrew (Wendy) Thater of Pavilion and Jason (Christine) Long of LeRoy, a sister, Judy Fairbanks-Sanders of Batavia, 7 grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 2 ~ 4 and 7 ~ 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 AM at the Pavilion United Methodist Church, with interment to follow in Pearl Creek Cemetery.  Memorials in Debby's name are suggested to either Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020 or to Pavilion United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Pavilion, N.Y. 14525.

        Your memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with Debby's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Long and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. (585) 768-2400.

 

Shirley E. Brumber, 86 of Elba passed away Saturday November 16, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 30, 1927 in Batavia to the late Chester (Ernestine Schramm) Wiedrich. Mrs. Brumber worked for Black & Decker in Brockport. She is preceded in death by her first husband Lawrence Cooley; second husband Irving Brumber; son Douglas Cooley; stepson Dale Brumber; stepdaughter Nancy Rocklein; brothers Gerald and Donald Wiedrich.

She is survived by her son Larry Cooley; daughters Debbie (Mike) Kelly; Kimberly (Sharon) Brumber; brother Robert (Mary) Wiedrich; sisters Elsie Annunziata; Ruth (Joseph) DeFazio; 6 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday November 19, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

The family suggests memorials to the Batavia Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. 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.

Mary Rose Mogavero, 85 of Batavia, passed away on November 15, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born December 29, 1927 in Batavia to the late Matthew (Lena Cicero) Recchio. Mrs. Mogavero was a member of Ascension Parish. She is preceded in death by her husband Samuel A. Mogavero  in 2004, son Ralph J. “Ricky” Mogavero, daughter in law Kathleen Mogavero, brother Michael Recchio, and sister Helen DiPiazza.

Mary Rose is survived by her sons Matthew (Paula) Mogavero of Arizona, Charles Mogavero of Batavia, sister Antoinette Ciaccio of Batavia; brother Matthew Recchio of Florida. 3 Grandchildren, 2 great-grandchild; along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish at 303 East Main St. in Batavia. Entombment will take place is St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

George A. McConnell Age 87, of Batavia, died early Tuesday morning November 12, 2013 at his home. He was born December 25, 1925 in Brantford, Ontario to the late Gordon and Hilda (Barnes) McConnell.

   Mr. McConnell was retired from the US Postal Service in Batavia where he worked for many years. As a young man he quit school to join the United States Army during WWII and served in the European Theatre, many years later under the program Operation Recognition, George was able to receive his High School diploma of which he was most proud. He was a life member of the VFW, avid bowler, former member of the Elks and Moose Lodges, member and tireless volunteer of the SPCA for 9 years, a great fan of baseball and the New York Yankees. George will be remembered as a kind, gentle, generous man with a wonderful sense of humor who was loved by all who came in contact with him. George's greatest loves, his dear Candee, the SPCA and his cats.

   Surviving is his beloved wife with whom he was to celebrate their 25th anniversary November 19, Candee (Duttweiler) McConnell of Batavia; sons, Brian of Rochester and Gordon of Alabama; sister, Shirley (Robert) Buckley of Batavia; cousins, Ray (Bridgette) Hughes and their daughter, Carolann all of Oakville, Ontario, Alison (Bob) Rosborough of Maine, Georgia (Ben) Oh of Virginia; dear friends, Dana (Joe) Roman of Rochester; 2 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services are private and memorials are suggested to the SPCA in the form of donations or families willing to adopt a cat or kitten, 808 Creek Road Attica, New York 14011.           

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

THE FAMILY OF GEORGE A. McCONNELL IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

 

 

Patricia A. Maxwell, 72, of Alden, died Wednesday (November 13, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born in Buffalo on November 28, 1940, a daughter of the late Richard and Florence Dziadaszek Hudomint.

Her husband, Ralph H. Maxwell died on June 25, 1990.

Patricia worked in the quality control department of Mennen Medical in Clarence, NY.

She is survivied by her children: Julie (Michael) Stachura of Alden, Donna Reinhardt (Michael Saeli) of Alden and Brenda (Thomas)
Griffin of Clarence. Stepchildren:
Donna (James) Smith of Akron, Daniel (Elaine) Maxwell of Depew and Darren (Emily) Maxwell of Alden.  Five grandchildren: Richard Donovan, Shawn (Megan) Donovan, Michael (Becky) Szczepanski, Nicholas Szczepanski and Chelsea Szczepanski. Her sisters: Arlene Jack of Williamsville, Joan (Eugene) Dziekan of Mesa, AZ and Jeanette (late Jerome) Jazwiecki of Akron.  Two brothers: Dennis (Eunice) Hudomint of Akron and Robert (Sandy) Hudomint of Akron.  Her dear friends, Nick Pelz of Lancaster and Charlie Enser of Lancaster.  She is the sister of the late Richard Hudomint and Michael Hudomint.

Family and friends are invited to share their thoughts, fond memories and condolences on Saturday from 1 to 5 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST. AKRON.  Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 101 James Audubon Pkwy., W. Amherst, NY. 

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

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN STREET, AKRON, NY  14001.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Carole J. Pettinella of Batavia went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday (Nov. 14, 2013) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville after a long illness.

She was born in Batavia on Oct. 31, 1934 to the late Joseph and Mary Gugino Barone. She graduated from Batavia High School in 1952 and married her high school sweetheart Angelo Pettinella on Feb. 20, 1954 at St. Anthony’s Church. In the 1970’s, Carole worked as manager of the Short Stop convenience store and Henry’s Restaurant, and as office assistant at Beltone, all in Batavia.

Carole accepted Jesus as her Savior in 1976, and was active in the church, participating in Bible studies, seminars and evangelical crusades. A member of Women’s Aglow International, she will be remembered as a strong witness for Christ through her compassion for others and through her angelic praise and worship.  Her favorite verse was Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

“Nana,” as she was known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, loved spending time with her family, and was especially proud of all their accomplishments. Family and friends loved Carole’s delicious meals and desserts; she truly enjoyed cooking and baking, and generously shared with all who came to their home. She also was an avid bowler, having participated in leagues at Mancuso Bowling Center in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. She enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends, whether they were praising the Lord, dining or shopping.

She was predeceased by her son, David (July 22, 2007); grandson, David Jr., (Aug. 30, 2005), and sister-in-law, Judith Barone (July 20, 2008).

Carole is survived by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Angelo; son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Wendy) Pettinella of Batavia; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas (Betsy) Pettinella, of Batavia; brother, Anthony (Marge) Barone of Batavia; grandchildren, Teressa Pettinella, Leanna (Dan) DiRisio, Bryan Pettinella, Adam Pettinella, Jennifer Cudney and Kelly Cudney, all of Batavia, and Philip Pettinella and Matthew (Meghan) Chartraw, both of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Christian Peek, Jenae Colkey, Haylee Thornley, Vincent DiRisio, Luciana DiRisio, Brycen Pettinella and Gage Pettinella, all of Batavia; nieces, Jodi (Scott) Fisher of Oakfield, Suzanne Barone, Toni (Ron) Funke, Amy Barone and Nicole (Rich) Boyce, all of Batavia; great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

As per Carole’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation and the family will gather to celebrate her life at their convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carole’s name can be made to Kaleida Health Foundation, 1260 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14209, or to The 700 Club, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Va., 23463.

Expressions of condolence may be made 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 & PROPRIETOR.

 

Stafford - Mrs. Sharon Lee Voorhees Oderkirk, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Hildenbrandt Hospice Care Center.

She was born November 11, 1942 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Harold and Edna Warren Voorhees.

She worked for the New York State Thruway Authority and was secretary for the First United Methodist Church of Batavia. She served as secretary for the Genesee County Agricultural Society for 30 years, Bergen Historian and was a member of the Bergen Grange. She enjoyed traveling, puzzles, researching genealogy on the Voorhees side of her family, playing the Wii and her dog, Zena.

She is survived by her husband, David G. Oderkirk; her former husband, Warren C. (Ann) Pocock of Bergen; three children, Dawn (Ryeder) Dilcher of Byron, Heather (Ken) Gillette-Nenni of Albion and Brian (Laurie) Pocock of Stafford; her step-children, Warren Oderkirk of Byron, Andrew (Michelle) Oderkirk of Michigan, Audra Bates of Byron, Christa Oderkirk of Batavia and Pam (Aaron) Sharp of Byron; 20 grandchildren; her great-granddaughter Anna and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is the sister of the late Ralph Voorhees.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Oderkirk family.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Kelli was born on August 10, 1973 in Batavia, New York a daughter of L. Stephen (Candice Wilson) Snider. She passed away November 10, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by the love of her family after a 33 year brave and courageous battle with cancer. Kelli was a 1992 graduate of Perry High School, and graduated from SUNY Cortland with her masters degree in education. She was a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Keshequa Central School in Nunda for 15 years. She enjoyed teaching her students at Keshequa, trying to make a difference in each of their lives. She enjoyed camping, animals, and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Shirley Snider and Verna (Charles) Wilson; father-in-law Harry J. Graves Jr.

She is survived by her beloved husband Gregory M. Graves whom she married on October 6, 2006, her loving parents; L. Stephen and Candi Snider of Warsaw, her daughter: Bayley Graves at home, a step-daughter; Amanda Graves of Friendship, a paternal grandfather; Lawrence Snider of Holley, mother-in-law; Marguerite Graves of Springhill, Fl., sister-in-law; Brenda (Robert) Borne of Wellsville, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and her extended family at Keshequa Central School.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Avon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gregory Graves to set up an education fund for her daughter Bayley @ P.O. Box 312 Avon, NY 14414. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Timothy C. Costanzo, 43 of Batavia, passed away Tuesday November 12, 2013 at his home in Batavia. He was born January 13, 1970 in New Hartford to Robert A. (Jane E. Mullen) Costanzo of Batavia. Tim was a member of Resurrection Parish. He is preceded in death by his sister Nadine Costanzo.

He is survived by his brother Scott (Shannon) Costanzo, his niece Eva Costanzo, nephew Cade Costanzo all of Chili and close friend James Preedom of Batavia.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday November 17, 2013 from 2-6 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday November 18, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice. 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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