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James R. Goodenbery Jr., 60 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday December 20, 2013. He was born September 9, 1953 in Batavia to the late James R. (Irene Pietrzykowski) Goodenbery. Jim was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball and movies. Jim loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Janet M. (Peterson) Goodenbery of Oakfield, sons James R. (Sarah) Goodenbery III of Rodman, Jason P. (Casey) Goodenbery of Eagle River, AK; Jeffrey D. (Corissa) Goodenbery of Bergen and Joseph B. Goodenbery of Washington, D.C. Three brothers Mark of Batavia, Martin (Zina) of Kendall and Matthew Goodenbery of El Paso, TX, six sisters Teresa (Steve) Robinson of Batavia, Barbara (Michael) Crowley of Attica, Ann Goodenbery of E. Bethany, Irene Fuller, Rose Luce and Bernadette Goodenbery all of Batavia. 8 grandchildren Wyatt, Patricia, Rachel, Marianne, Elizabeth, Julianne, Peyton and Cambria survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday December 26, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday December 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125. He will be laid to rest in St.Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia NY 14020 or St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125. 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.
 

Batavia – Shirley M.  Foley, 77, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Friday, (December 20, 2013) at Crossroads House, in Batavia.

Mrs. Foley was born November 6, 1936 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Jack and Evelyn (Limon) Parker.

Shirley was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia.  She was a gifted singer; and enjoyed being a part of the church choir.  She loved to paint; and especially looked forward to family game night.  She will be remembered for her want to help people, having volunteered her time with the Home Visitor Program; and her knack for talking on the phone. 

She is the wife of Nelson Foley, of Batavia.  The couple were married in October of 1972 and spent 41 wonderful years together.

Surviving along with her husband are her children, Karen (Randy) Becker of Indian Falls, and Brian P. (Wendy) Smith of East Bethany; a grandson, Jason Becker of Indian Falls; step-grandchildren, Stacy Malone of Batavia, Sarah Malone of East Bethany, and Samuel Malone of Batavia.  Six step-great-grandchildren also survive.

Shirley is preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Smith.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, Shirley’s Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, (December 23, 2013) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Ryan was born on July 10, 1990 in Warsaw, a son to Randy and Leilani (Smith) Helmer. He died on December 17, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester surrounded by family. Ryan was a 2010 graduate of Letchworth Central School, he attended the Mt. Morris Day-Hab program through Livingston-Wyoming ARC. He had many interest, he enjoyed bowling, swimming, horseback riding listening to classic music from the 60’s-70’s and 80’s, hunting, playing his video games, and driving his golf cart around Castile. He was active in the Challenger Baseball program in Batavia. He was referred to as Romeo by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Donald (Violet) Helmer and Gordon (Mary) Smith; an aunt Cindy Helmer; uncle Stephen Helmer.

He is survived by his devoted parents Randy and Leilani (Smith) Helmer, brother: Travis (Tiffany Sheffer) Helmer of Castile, Aunts and Uncles: James (Chris Helmer of Fl., Susan Helmer of Castile, David (Cindy) Helmer of Warsaw, Kevin (Loretta) Helmer of Buffalo, Tracy Helmer of Castile, Ellie Helmer of Fl., Dana (David) Wright of Pike, Gordon Smith of Perry, Cindy (Angelo) Feroleto of Castile, and Cheryl (Robert) Bush of Geneseo, Godparents: Donna Diver and Richard Sanford both of Castile, along with many cousins and good friends.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 PM on Friday December 20, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 21st at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Alger Cemetery in Hume.

May be made to the Castile Fire Department, Livingston-Wyoming ARC or a Scholarship Fund will be set up in Memory of Ryan at Letchworth Central School. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Madeline Z. “Lynn” Hoffman, 61of Elba, passed away on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born October 1, 1952 in Batavia to the late Charles S. Zambito and Alta (Calarco) Zambito of Elba. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish. She worked at the United Memorial Medical Center in the Collections Department. Lynn loved cooking, reading and most of all spending time with her family.

Lynn is survived by her beloved husband Paul G. Hoffman of Elba; sons Paul M. (Debbie Gramza) Clark of Elba; Chris D. Hoffman of Batavia; Matthew R. (Andrea) Hoffman of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter Jaclyn Hoffman of Boone, NC; brothers Charles (Patricia) Zambito of Elba; Rocco (Linda) Zambito of Elba; Joseph (Kelly) Zambito of Punta Gorda, FL; sisters Paulette (Brian) Bird of Elba; Mary Zambito of Elba; Alta (Mark) Giuliano of Ft. Myers, FL; Anne (John) Lexer of East Rochester; one granddaughter Cam Hoffman along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday December 19, 2013 at St. Padre Pio Parish 65 South Main St. Elba, NY 14058. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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.
 

MARGARET H. "MICKEY" YASSES Age 76, of Stafford, died peacefully Sunday evening December 15, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born October 17, 1937 in Batavia, NY, to the late Edward and Cecelia (Hughes) Hinkson also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and James Hinkson.

   She was a 1955 graduate of Batavia High School, enjoyed the many friendships made and class reunions she attended, and was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. Mickey worked at the Genesee County Department of Social Services for over 20 years, at retirement she was the Medicaid supervisor. A camping enthusiast who especially enjoyed trips with the ARGYS camping group, member of the Red Hatters, snow birding with her husband to Florida and time spent with the girls of the "BLAH" "BLAH" club. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and her children will always remember her love of Christmas time. 

   Surviving is her beloved husband of 55 years, Edwin Yasses of Stafford; son, Mark (Cheryl) Yasses of East Bethany; daughter, Kimberly (Timothy) Argenta of Stafford, Lorie (Kenny Radley) Yasses of Batavia; sister, Rita Zack of Batavia; brothers-in-law, Frank (Lorraine) Yasses and Leonard Yasses all of Batavia; sister-in-law, Alice Gean (Amelio) Taddei of Oakfield; grandchildren, Leeanne (Bradley) Grzybek, Jonathon Yasses & Marshall Argenta along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday December 20, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:30 a.m. Saturday December 21 followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's SIte). Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to the American Lung Association of Western New York, Inc. 210 John Glenn Drive #3 Buffalo, New York 14228.

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

THE FAMILY OF MARGARET "MICKEY" YASSES IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

Corfu - Daniel M. “Danny” Thomas, 66, of Corfu, formerly of Le Roy, passed away Friday (December 13, 2013) at Strong Hospital, Rochester.
 
Danny was born on August 19, 1947, in Batavia, a son of Hazel A. Thomas of Avon and the late Joseph Thomas. A machinist by trade, Danny worked for LeRoy Machine in LeRoy. He was an outstanding athlete in LeRoy in his youth, especially in football. Family was the most important thing to Danny. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister Becky Holzer and a nephew, Sean Quamina.
 
Along with his dear mother, Hazel A. Thomas, Danny is survived by his loving wife, Ann E. Thomas of Corfu; his daughters, Raequel, Maurica, Danielle and Carla; his son, Adrian; step-sons Jonathan (Jessica) Connolly, Jeff (Danielle) Connolly and Michael (Natalie) Connolly; his siblings, Brenda L. Graham, Bruce Thomas, Rochelle A. Thomas, Beverly L. (Dee) Thomas-Robinson, Christine M. (Herbert) Thomas-Smith, Joseph M. (Anna) Thomas, Khem J. Lucas, Wanda L. Thomas, Cyncerie L. Thomas, Jeffrey Thomas, Wayne (Lisa) Thomas and Toby (Laurasue) Thomas; a brother-in-law, Carl Holzer and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends, also survive.
 
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is being planned for in the spring. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

GENEVIEVE "BUBBLES" WALKER Age 89, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday morning December 14, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1924 in Batavia to the late Bronislaus and Victoria (Twardowski) Moscicki, also preceded in death by her husband, James Walker Sr.; son, James Walker Jr.; daughter, Janice Ann Walker, grandson, Jason J. Gioia; brothers, Alfred "Fritz", Ray, Joseph "Chief", Henry "Honey" and Edward "Farmer" Moscicki; sisters, Irene Michalak, Gladys Konieczka and Antoniette Feary.

   Gen worked for over 20 years as a lunch aid at Jackson Elementary School and was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish and its Altar & Rosary Society. A fixture for many, many years along with her late husband she catered numerous events at the Sacred Heart Social Center. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who had a love for playing bingo.

   Surviving are her loving children, Patricia (Frank) Gioia and John (Wendy) Walker both of Batavia; sister, Rose Jacques of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Esther Moscicki and Pauline Walker; grandchildren, Frank (Angela) Gioia, Chad Gioia, John (Samantha) Walker, James Walker, Amber (Steve Hall) Bates, Karen Williams, Marcy (Jarred) Wenzler, Ashley and Morgan (Katie) Ramsey III; great-grandchildren, Ty Jason Gioia, Nikki Ramsey, Destany & Drake Foster, Bryce & Mackenzie Riegle along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Monday December 16, 2013 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited Tuesday December 17 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). (Please Note: The Altar & Rosary Society will recite the Rosary 3:30p.m. on Monday). Entombment will be in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum of St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials in her memory can be made in the form of mass offerings or to a charity of the donor's choice.           

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

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

 

Raymond W. Scroger, 63 of Alexander passed away on December 12, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born January 4, 1950 in Batavia to the late Ralph (Leora Fuller) Scroger. Ray was retired from Keeler Construction Company of Albion where he held several positions, most recently Low Boy Equipment Operator and formerly Foreman. Ray’s greatest love was spending time with his family and friends; along with hunting, competition archery, enjoying nature and the outdoors. Ray twice won the New York State Archery Championship as well as many regional and local archery competitions. He is preceded in death by sisters Sharon Oliver and Mary Louise Scroger; brother Ralph Scroger Jr.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife Paula (West) Scroger of Alexander; children Kimberly Statt of Rochester; Kristi (Sean Emerton) Scroger of Blue Hill, ME; Jeffrey (Janice) Cifelli of LeRoy; Scott (Melanie) Cifelli of Pavilion; Kevin (Amy) Cifelli of Medina; 12 grandchildren; sisters Linda (Douglas) Bentley; Lisa (Robert) Church; brothers Richard (Lita), Gary (Vicki), Dale (Judy), Earl, John (Diane) Scroger; brother-in-law David Oliver; along with several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.

Friends may call on Tuesday December 17, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held immediately following calling hours, 11:30 AM at the church. He will be laid to rest in the Alabama Cemetery, Alabama, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the WNY Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Foundation 331 Alberta Dr. Suite 106, Amherst, NY 14226 or [email protected]. 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.

Randy was born in Dansville, New York on May 6, 1955 a son of the late Frank Barrett and Dorothy Holbrook Potter. Randy was a self employed handyman and painter. He served with the US Army. He enjoyed working on automobiles, fishing, and enjoyed the outdoors. He is preceded in death by brothers Frank and William Barrett; sister Patricia Howell.

He is survived by his wife whom he married on July 27, 1996 Sharon Barrett of Warsaw, 3 daughters: Dorothy Seiwell of Nunda, Diana Jordan of Nunda, Helen (Chris Curry) Barrett of Sevierville, Tn., 3 sons: Randy (Nicole) Barrett Jr. of Indiana, Frank (Karen) Barrett of Perry, Brent (Ann Marie) Barrett of Dansville, 2 stepchildren: Tammy (Rod) Huff of Warsaw, Shannon McDonald of Warsaw,1 sister: Sandra VanHorn of Bolivar, 1 brother: Wayne (Tammy) Barrett of Hicksville, Oh., 21 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday December 16th , 2013 from 1-2PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow the visitation at 2:00pm.

Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visist www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Doris Marie (Dominesey) Henneberger of Bartz Road, Sheldon, New York, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY.  She was 91.

Born March 15, 1922 in Sheldon, NY, she was married on June 7, 1947 to the late Richard W. Henneberger who died in 2001,.  She leaves three sons; Richard C. (Jackie) of Murray, KY, David W. (Sandy Robinson) of Cuba, NY and Daniel G. (Virginia) of Sheldon, NY, five grandchildren, Cheryl (Jason) Forester, Keith R. Henneberger, Christopher (Kathy) Henneberger, Julie (Shannon) Leach, Danielle Henneberger and two great grandchildren, Mya G. and Aiden R. Henneberger.

Doris was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 627 of Strykersville, NY. For years she was an active member holding numerous positions in the organization, including Auxiliary President of the Post and Wyoming county.  She was also an active member of the Senior Citizens Organizations of North Java, Strykersville and Wales Center and for several years was trip coordinator for the organizations.

For years Doris was a member of St. Cecilia's RC Church in Sheldon, NY and more recently had been a member of St. Nicholas RC Church in North Java, NY.

Doris was also predeceased by a daughter-in-law Jan (Schwab) Henneberger, two brothers and sister-in-laws; Charles F. (Carol Straus) Dominesey of Long Beach, CA, and Ellsworth J. (Janet McCrey) Dominescy of Mobile, AL.

She will be laid to rest alongside her husband Richard W. Henneberger in the Veterans National Cemetery, Bath, NY. For more information please call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

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