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horse_racing1.jpgTimothy T. Cole, 51, of Batavia died peacefully Friday June 12, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital.  He was born July 2, 1963 to Ted Cole and the late Bernice Cole. He is preceded in death by his brother Gregory Cole.

Timothy was a loving father, grandfather with an immense passion for his religion. He also enjoyed horse racing.

Timothy is survived by his wife Julie Cole of Batavia; 5 daughters Marya Cole, Kristin (Jayson) Dersham, Sierra Cole, Constance Schramm, Yazmine Cole all of Batavia; 3 brothers Michael (Betsy) Cole of Hartford, CT., Curtiss Cole of Corning, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Cole of Batavia; 2 sisters Ellousie (Victor) Evans of Slyvester, GA., Hellen Allen of Rochester; 4 grandchildren; Uncle Ulysses (Annie) Jones of Batavia; aunts include  Loretta Clark, Dorthy Billington, Betty Martin, Hazel Tucker and a host of nieces and nephews.

An 11:00 AM Funeral Services will be held Friday June 19, 2015 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, INC. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cole Family. To leave a message of condolence 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.

FRANCES L. CERRI

   Age 90, of Oakfield, died peacefully Monday morning June 15, 2015 at the Martin-Linsin Residence of Orleans Hospice. She was born March 21, 1925 in Dunkirk, NY a daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (LaDuca) Bondi, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Salvatore Cerri in 2008 and infant daughter, Constance Joan.

   Mrs. Cerri was a lifelong member of St. Padre Pio Parish, a very talented artist, she enjoyed travelling and watching old movies. She will be remembered as a loving, caring mother and grandmother who cherished her family.

   Surviving are her devoted children, Louise M. (Dr. Robert) George of Rochester, Christine Cerri of Oakfield, Patricia Ellis of Palermo, ME, Laura (Rick) Pastecki of Oakfield and Annette (Holly Browne) Jaszko of Greece; son-in-law John Jaszko of Brockport; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren also survive.

   The family will be present from 4-8 PM on Wednesday June 17 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:15 AM Thursday followed by a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site). She will be laid to rest with her husband in the church cemetery, memorials in her memory are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or WNY Chapter JDRF 331 Alberta Drive Suite 106 Amherst, New York 14226.

The Cerri family wishes to express much gratitude to the staff at the Martin-Linsin residence for the wonderful care and genuine concern shown to their mother.

   Please leave your words of comfort to Fran's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

Oakfield - Edward W. Starkweather, 79, of Oakfield, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Starkweather was born December 8, 1935 in Batavia, a son of the late Fay and Florence Branton Starkweather.

A member of the East Pembroke Fire Department exempts, he was also a member of the VFW. Following his retirement from G.T.E. Sylvania, where he was a purchaser, he worked for the Town of Oakfield mowing lawns and at the town dump until it closed. He loved mowing his lawn and was meticulous about its appearance.

A member of the United States Navy, Mr. Starkweather was part of the atomic bomb testing in Bikini Atoll.

His wife, Catherine J. "Pep" Krtanik Starkweather, passed away on May 25, 2008.

He is survived by his brother, Donald Starkweather of Batavia; his aunt, Alice Dix of Akron; several nieces, nephews and dear friends including Roy (Aggie) Lindsley of Oakfield.

He is the brother of the late Paul D. and Duane Starkweather.

There are no prior visiting hours. Graveside services, with full military honors will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. at  Cary Cemetery, 21 Albert Street, Oakfield.  Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider memorials to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

lewis.jpegDonald R. Lewis, 75 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 13, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on December 1, 1939 in Batavia, to the late Kenneth (Katharine Waskey) Lewis. He is preceded in death by his sisters Marilyn Adams and Patricia Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was a graduate of John Carroll University, retired as Associate Administrator of St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was a United States Army Veteran and member of Veness Strollo Post 1602 VFW in Batavia. He was a lifetime member of Resurrection Parish, Parade Chairman of the St. Joseph’s Lawn Fete, and currently a member at St. Pius X in Chili. Don volunteered at the Senior Center in Batavia, Chili, and Stephen’s Table soup kitchen in Batavia.

He is survived by his children Daniel (Robert) Lewis of Buffalo; Marie (Thomas) Banach of Rochester; Neil (Katie) Lewis of Clarkson; grandchildren Ashley, Joshua, Anthony, Ryan and Tyler; brothers Kenneth (Nancy) of Batavia; William Lewis of Rochester; brother-in-law James Adams of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday June 16, 2015 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.  He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity 780 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218. To leave a message of condolence 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.

outdoorforwoman1.jpgFrances R. Gravanda, 92, of Williamsville passed away on Friday June 12, 2015 at her residence.  She was born November 4, 1922 in Batavia, New York to the late Andrew (Josephine Zito) Riso.  She is preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Gravanda; brothers Harry, Andrew and Nicholas Riso and sister Josephine Battaglia.
 
Frances worked for GTE Sylvania as an Office Clerk.  She was a member of Resurrection Parish and the Bridge Club.  Frances later in life enjoyed golf, but most of all she loved spending time and taking care of her family.
 
She is survived by her children John (Dori Fish) Gravanda of Erie, PA., Joan Gravanda of Williamsville; sisters Rose Battaglia of FL., Pauline Gullo of FL., Mary Davidson of Clarence, Terri Suozzi of Medina; 2 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and loving friends.
 
There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Center of Solitude PO Box 114 Belmont, New York 14813. To leave a message of condolence 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.
flag.jpgWilliam "Howard" Richenberg died peacefully on Tuesday, May 19th at the age of 74 in his home in Lexington, NC.  He was born to the late William and Wilma Richenberg, September 10, 1940 in Albion, NY.  Howard graduated from Holley High School. He joined the US Army in 1962 and served through 1965. Howard married Sally Marks in 1973 and lived in Bergen & LeRoy for many years before relocating to Lexington, NC.  He enjoyed his days as a farmer and retired after many years working as a diesel mechanic.  Howard loved spending time working on tractors and automobiles.

Howard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sally of Lexington, NC, daughter, Caren Hollady (Drew), one grandson,William Hollady of Thomasville, NC and sister, Elizabeth Wilcox of Caledonia.  Howard was preceded in death by his brothers, Herbert and Harlan of Lexington, NC and sisters, Patricia Dodson of Clarendon and Caroline Mon of Texas.
 
Burial will take place on Friday, June 19th at 1:00 pm at the North Byron Cemetery. The family will visit with friends at the Brockport Exempts Club at 248 West Avenue Brockport, NY from 4-7pm on Friday, June 19th.  For more information please call Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 585-343-8260

pierce1_0.jpgJohn A. Pierce, 94, a 55 year resident of Bethany Center, who most recently resided at The Manor House in Batavia, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, and the love of his life, Millie (Kilby) Pierce who passed away in October 1999; two sisters Emma and Violet; and brothers Eugene, Richard, Robert and Victor Bisig.

Mr. Pierce proudly served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as a B-25 pilot. He worked for Franklin Mills Whole Wheat Flour which was demolished with the Batavia Urban Renewal Project. He later owned and operated FM Mills in Bergen with his partners George (Red) Vincent and Bruce Ireland. When they closed that business, Mr. Pierce, at age 50, was appointed by Genesee County to the position of Executive Secretary to the Civil Service Commission and subsequently was appointed as the first Genesee County Personnel Officer from which he retired in April 1983. He often said how much he loved his job.

He is survived by his son, James (Brenda) Pierce; daughter Cheryl (Lance) Glover; grandchildren Holly (James) Piljay, Troy Glover, Nicole Gaiser, Amy (Christopher) Stahl, Tracy Pierce, and Kelly Pierce. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. He has one surviving brother, James (Katy) Bisig of Columbia, MO., and many surviving nieces and nephews.

To honor his wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Private Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Maple Lawn Cemetery Association, C/O Lyle Embt, Treasurer, 10720 Bethany Center Road East Bethany, New York 14054 or to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department 5253 Old Telephone Road East Bethany, New York 14054. To leave a message of condolence 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.

camping1.jpgGerald M Eleczko, 63, of LeRoy passed away on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 25, 1952 in Buffalo, New York to the late Stanley (Lottie Komorowski) Eleczko. He is preceded in death by his brother Ronald Eleczko.

Gerald Worked for Phaudler in Rochester as a Machinist.  He was a United State Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. Gerald enjoyed fishing, cards and camping. He loved gardening and just being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Annette C. (Macomber) Eleczko of LeRoy; children Brandon ( Megan) Miller of Kenmore, Michelle Eleczko of Kansas, Jerry Eleczko of Bliss, Andrew (Lori) Draper of Batavia, Jaime Valentine of Batavia; sister Joyce (Bob) Wyzykiewicz of Las Vegas, NV; sister in law Merry Jo Eleczko of Michigan; grandchildren Aidan Eleczko, Eli Doll and Lyla Doll along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday June 14, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, LLC 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will immediately follow at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence 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.

mccarthy_james_-_photo.jpgJames W. McCarthy, 80 of Batavia, passed away peacefully Sunday evening (June 7, 2015) at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

He was born August 5, 1934 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Earl McCarthy and Lois McCarthy Kelly.

James was employed by American Stone in Batavia prior to his retirement. He was a participant of Care-A-Van Ministries and a member of Discovery Chapel in Batavia. He was also a long time member of the Polish Falcons, Veness-Stollo VFW Post, and the Batavia Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Ann Blasczyk McCarthy of Batavia. Daughters, Susan McCarthy of Batavia and Debbie Green of Conesus.  Grandchildren, Branden (Barbara) Green of Apex, NC, Rachel (Josh) Halpenny of Sparta, NY and Josh McCarthy of Batavia. Great-grandchildren, Ty, Cameron, Payton and Cooper. Brother, Richard McCarthy of Texas. Sister in-law, Barbara Maryjanowski of Batavia. Special friends, Barbara and Mike Crowley, Amanda Crowley, Rob and Stacey Crowley and Denny.

There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Sunday (June 14th), 2:00pm at Discovery Chapel, 315 W. Main St., Batavia. Private interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in James memory may be made to Care-A-Van Ministries, P.O. Box 1611, Batavia, NY 14021. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME.LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Wyoming – Carolee Joan Lorenz, 85, of Wyoming, passed away November 25, 2014 in Canton, TX.

Mrs. Lorenz was born March 10, 1929 in Colden, a daughter of the late Edward and Georgiana (Eldred) Adams. 

She is the wife of the late Henry Anthony Lorenz.

Surviving are her son, Henry A. (Jeannine) Lorenz II of Burlington, NC; grandchildren, Morgan Julie Lorenz and Hailey Jean Lorenz, both of Burlington, NC; a brother, Stuart E. (late Lottie) Adams, Sr., of Canton, TX.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Adams; sisters, Julie (late Gene) Battaglia, Emogene (late Samuel) Heinrich, and Shirley (late Steve) Czernaik; and a nephew, Stephen Czerniak.

There will be no prior visitation.  Carolee’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (June 13, 2015) at St. George Catholic Church, West Falls.  Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Boston.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Let Them Hear Foundation at letthemhear.org.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Please light a candle, share a story, or leave a condolence at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
 

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