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ALICE G. MAZUR

Age 94, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born September 2, 1921 in Depew, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Gonglewski) Gales, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, John F. Mazur, Jr.; sisters, Frances Szelewski, Stella Gales; brothers, Norbert, Stan and Frank Gales; brothers-in-law, Walter and Joseph Mazur; father and mother-in-law, John F. (Katherine) Mazur, Sr.

 

Mrs. Mazur along with her late husband owned and operated Johnny's Bar in Batavia since 1955 and today run by their daughter, Linda. Alice was a longtime member of Ascension Parish, an avid Bills fan, enjoyed Bingo and playing gin rummy. She will be remembered as a wonderful, caring mother and grandmother who always put her family first.

 

She is survived by her loving children; Greg (Jude) Mazur of FL, Linda Mazur of Batavia and James (Annette) Mazur of Batavia; grandchildren, Christine (Tim) Trottier of MD and J.J. Mazur of Batavia; great-grandchildren, Emma, Dylan & Blake; brother, Caesar Gales of Lancaster; sisters-in-law, Helen Boorom of Batavia, Rose (George) Sheelar of Malone, Maryann (Robert) Bowen of Batavia; brother-in-law, Richard (Barbara) Mazur of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

 

The Mazur family will be present from 3-7pm on Monday December 28, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30am Tuesday December 29 followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart). Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice, Mrs. Mazur will be laid to rest alongside her husband in St. Joseph's cemetery.

 

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

 

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

jacuzzo.jpgPhyllis “Mary” Jacuzzo, 84 of Perry passed away peacefully at her home on December 25, 2015. She was born in Leicester, England on November 14, 1931 to the late Cecil (Beatrice Ball) Towers. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph Jacuzzo, brothers Ronald and Reginald Towers, sister Doris Nagle.

Mary was a longtime member of St. Isidore’s Parish in Perry. She was a woman that lived her faith as it permeated through her. She always felt so blessed to have her four beautiful children. Mary was a kind, generous and loving woman that would do anything for her family.

She is survived by her children Joseph (Amy) Jacuzzo of Seneca Falls; Sally (Peter) Sullivan of Satellite Beach, FL; Joanne (James) Knapp of Warsaw; Lisa (John) Wheeler of Perry; sister Patricia Granger of SC; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 29, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday December 30, 2015 at St. Isidore’s Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Street Light Program (part of Shands Hospital/University of Florida to help terminally ill children) www.streetlight.ufhealth.org . For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

roberts1.jpgJames R. Roberts, 70, of Bolivar, passed away on December 24, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  He was born on August 6, 1945 in Wellsville, NY to Alice (Bates) Roberts and the Late Paul Roberts. 

James was an E-8 Master Sergeant in the United States Army, active for 28 years, also playing in the Army band.  He was a hydro-axe operator for Lewis Tree Service in Henrietta. James was a man of many hobbies, James loved to travel, ski, roller-skate, and enjoyed flying as he had his pilot’s license.  He loved to travel to Nashville, spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and loved throwing parties.  

James is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Tamara) Roberts of Hamlin; his mother Alice (Bates) Roberts of Batavia; Ada Nogueira, his companion for nearly 28 years of Batavia; a  brother Floyd (Christine) Roberts of Warsaw and a sister Pauline (Charles) Griswold of Oakfield; 2 grandchildren,  Jayden and Kade Roberts along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 29, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 noon Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday the 30th at the Funeral Home.  He will be laid to rest in Bath National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.org/. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

flowers.jpgSandra Gayle (Smith) Grant, 62, of Attica left this earth behind early Christmas morning.  She was born on December 17, 1953 in Lafayette, GA.  She joins her daughter Penny Michelle Morris in Heaven. 

She is survived by her husband of 38 years Pastor Robert J. Grant; 4 sons, Alton Carter of Richmond Hill, GA, Robert A. Morris of Huntsville, AL, Andrew and Joshua Morris of Attica, a daughter, Lea Renee (Grant) SIgg of Longmont, CO; a sister Carol Gonzales of Lafayette, GA; 3 brothers Michael Smith of Lafayette, Donny and Jeff Smith of Longmont; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday December 30, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00PM and Thursday the 31st from 11:00-11:45AM at New Life Fellowship Church 909 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011.  A 12:00 noon Funeral Service will be held on Thursday following the callings hours at the church.  Interment will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.org/.   For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

Oakfield – David “DJ” Beehler, Jr., 37, of Oakfield, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

DJ was born August 2, 1978 in Brockport, the son of Bonnie Fee Beehler of LeRoy and the late David Beehler, Sr.

A past member and captain of the Pavilion Fire Department, DJ was a current member of the Elba Fire Department and was EMT certified. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a member of ABATE of New York Motorcycle Club.

A longtime and well-known DJ in the area, he loved his music, mud-racing and participating in demolition derby’s. He was a member of the Moose Club #1132 in LeRoy.

Above all, DJ loved his family, making those around him laugh and smile. His family will remember him for his selfless giving nature and his playful, mischievous side.

Surviving along with his mother are his children, Aprile and Kodi Beehler, Michael Pfendler and Abigail Russell, all at home; his fiancée, Jennifer Cardinali of Oakfield who he was to marry on October 8, 2016; three sisters, Colleen Sortore of Batavia, Tonya (Jason Raffel) Lichti and Jennifer (John Lyons) Andrews, both of LeRoy; nieces and nephews,  Tyler Andrews, Keegan Sortore, Brianna Sortore, Kayla Lichti, Emma Andrews and Karmyn Lyons and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.

Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home,  403 East Main St., Batavia, where DJ’s fireman’s service will be held at 7 p.m. His services will be held at 10 a.m.  Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, Pavilion. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

flag_2.jpgWerner Carl Ziehm, 91 of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (December 22, 2015) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo.

He was born in Stetin, Germany on January 25, 1924, a son of the late William and Martha Boehme Ziehm.

He was a decorated Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII. He was a heavy bomber and was a P.O.W. for one year in Germany after his plane was shot down. Werner received such medals as the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed Hunting, walking through the woods, fishing, sports, reading history books and gun collecting.

Survivors include his wife, Aileen Sanders Ziehm of Corfu. Daughter, Sonia (Doug) Doktor of Corfu. Grandchildren, Brian Doktor of Corfu and Rebecca Doktor of Charlotte, NC. Great-grandchildren, Jenna and Emily Doktor.

There will be no prior visitation. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family with full military honors in The Old German Cemetery (Indian Falls Cemetery), Indian Falls Road. 

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Joint Veterans Honor Guard of Genesee County, 8960 Alexander Rd., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family 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.

 

 

 

pelton1_0.jpgPauline Pelton, 89, of Attica passed away Tuesday December 22, 2015 at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home. Pauline was born on August 2, 1926, in Batavia to the late Albert (Katherine Moynihan) Kohl. She is preceded in death by her siblings Mary (Joseph) Czapeczka, William Kohl, John (Regina) Kohl, Courtney Kohl and Catherine Kohl

Pauline graduated from Cortland University in 1947 with a degree in Physical Education.  She taught recreation and elementary school PE at a number of area schools.  She taught at Mount Morris early in her career, at Arcade, Bliss and Pike in 1961, at Attica and Alexander schools from 1962 - 1965 and at Oakfield Alabama from 1965 until her retirement in 1981.Pauline was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was very generous with everyone she met and loved to make everyone laugh.  She loved games and activity.  She taught swimming, badminton, volleyball, square dancing, the "hokey pokey" and cheerleading.  She took great pride in her family and in everything she did. She was a special person and she will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.

Pauline is survived by her husband Leo Pelton of Attica; her children, Jerome (Sharon) of Texas, Sharon (John) of California, Daniel of Stafford, Charles (April) of East Bethany, Andrew (Debra) of Alexander and Nicholas (Holly) of East Bethany; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Martha (Lee) Schrader of Indiana; sister-in-law Clara Kohl of North Java along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family may call Monday December 28, 2015 from 12-3 PM and 5-7 Pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 11:00 AM Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday December 29, 2015 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Catholic Church, 50 East Avenue Attica, New York 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020.  For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Bergen - Clara M. Crowell, 79, of Bergen, NY, an assembler at Bausch & Lomb in Rochester prior to her retirement died Friday, December 18, 2015 at Unity Health System, in Rochester.

Mrs. Crowell was born July 21, 1936 in Hornell, a daughter of the late Sam and Rose (Dennis) Rathbun.

She enjoyed wintering in Sebring FL for many years, was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed her grandchildren.  It is said that she will be truly missed and was described a "really good person".

She is predeceased by her husband, Erwin Crowell.

Survivors include 2 daughters Rosemary (Thomas) Anthony of Bergen and Cindy (Tim) Jessop of Churchville; a son-in-law, Randy Taylor of Bergen; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie (Jon) Strange, Shauna, Zachary and Kyle (Bridget) Eichenberger, Steven Crowell, Devin and Trevor Jessop and Ryan (Christie) Flaherty; 8 great-grandchildren,  Tyler and Peyton Strange, Brennan and Layden Maskinis, Maddox Howard, Nixon Eichenberger, Aiden and Alexis Flaherty; a brother, Robert (Carol) Rathbun of Rochester; a brother-in-law, Jerry Blind of Bergen; and special friends, Clyde Thurley, Mitch Eichenberger and Bryan Flaherty.

She was the mother of the late Kathy Tayor and sister of the late Barbara Blind.

Friends may attend services at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bergen, 38 South Lake Street, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lupis Foundation of America, P.O. Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629.  Arrangements were completed by H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Bergen. 

Oakfield - Evelyn L. Smith, 97, of Oakfield, former Housekeeper at the NYS School for the Blind, died Monday, December 21, 2015 at her home, in Oakfield.

Mrs. Smith was born January 12, 1918 in Jeannette, PA, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Fleming) Lowry.

She had volunteered for over 20 years at the Batavia VA Medical Center and loved crossword puzzles.

Her husband, John T. Smith, died May 13, 1977.

Survivors include a daughter, Marylu (Henry) Stachowski of Oakfield; 2 sons, Thomas Smith of Oakfield and Jack (Norma) Smith of GA; 7 grandchildren, Henry (Merry) Stachowski, Stacey Stachowski, Becky (Brian) Costello, Tommy (Janelle) Smith, Rachell Hill, Scott Smith and Michael Smith; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Thomas Lowry, Mary Houston and Elsie Creech.  

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  Private burial will be in Cary Cemetery.  Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Shirley A. Davis, 71, of Batavia, a housekeeper at several businesses in Batavia, died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her home. 

Mrs. Davis was born July 15, 1944 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Gordon L. and Cleta E. (Duckworth) Baker.

She is survived by a son, James (Pam) Buszka of New York, NY; her companion, Jeffrey Strong of Batavia; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was the mother of the late Jackie L. Buszka.

Friends may call on Saturday (December 26, 2015) from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St, Batavia, where services will immediately follow at 11 a.m.    Private burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Alexander.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  

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