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dylag_elizabeth_-_photo.jpgElizabeth J. Dylag, 93 of Orleans, MA and formerly of Akron, NY, passed away Monday (December 14, 2015) at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 2, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Katherine Lacz Rzeznik.

Elizabeth was a waitress for the Park Country Club prior to her retirement. Her family and friends were very dear to her and it showed very much in the hospitality which she showed. Elizabeth was a longtime parishioner of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church in Akron. Along with her late husband, they were foster parents to over 35 children.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph P. Dylag; son, Joseph Dylag and siblings, Mary Liszka, Laura Zajac, Catherine Bonnin, Joseph Rzeznik, Irene Piechota, Robert Rzeznik and Florence Moskal.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen Dylag of Orleans, MA, James (Darlene) Dylag of Corfu and Judith (Harold) Schilling of Oakfield. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews..

Family and friends are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (December 18th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. Her funeral service will be Saturday, 11:00am at High Point Community Church, 1163 Main Rd., Corfu, NY 14036. Interment will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery in Akron, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Newstead Memorial VFW, 35 Lewis Rd., Akron, NY 14001.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Rochester - Anita M. Gomez-Ferns, 53, of Rochester, died Monday (December 14, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

Anita was born October 24, 1962 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Jose and Gloria (Schiavi) Gomez.

Anita will be remembered for her constant smile, her bubbly and infectious laugh along with her big heart for everyone.  She was a medical secretary at Highland Hospital in Rochester.  She loved to dance and loved her family, especially her daughter, Sarah, who is the center of her universe.

Survivors include her daughter, Sarah Ferns of Cranston, RI; her step-daughter, who she loved deeply, Haleigh Youll; her  fiancé, Dan Youll, of Rochester, who she was going to marry March 7, 2016; her brothers and sisters, Linda (Bill) Walsh of Scottsdale, AZ, Suzanne Gomez-Fuerschbach of Marshfield, MA, Gloria (Amos) Williams of Batavia, Paul Gomez of Austin, TX, Peter Gomez of Batavia, Tom (Kristen) Gomez of Batavia and Joe (Helen) Gomez of Batavia and several nieces and nephews, who loved Aunt Anita deeply.

She is predeceased by her sister, Delores Gomez-Durham and her husband, Eddie Ferns.  

Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to the family or to Golisano Children's Hospital. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Batavia - Rosemary Smith, 90, of Batavia, formerly of Corfu, passed away Friday (December 11, 2015) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.
Rosemary was born on April 16, 1925, in Alexander, a daughter of the late Claude and Melvina Clute Spencer. She worked at the E.N. Rowell Box Factory in Batavia. Rosemary was the wife of the late Laverne A. Smith.

Surviving are three sons, Laverne (Pat) Smith, Gary (Helen) Smith and Gerald Smith; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials made be made to the family. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.


Age 52, of Lancaster NY, died peacefully Friday December 11, 2015 at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Batavia, NY on January 26, 1963, to Sharon (Downey) Witthun and the late Kerry Ball also preceded in death by a brother, Kerry Ball.

Jeanne was a CNA at United Memorial Medical Center until her illness prevented her from working. She loved birds, butterflies, flowers and was an avid gardener. She enjoyed music, crafts and playing the guitar. A truly loving and caring woman that was always there for her own family and was willing to give anyone in need her last dollar.

Surviving along with her mother are her children, Carissa Visalli of Batavia, Casey Chamberlin of Lancaster, Christy Chamberlain of LeRoy and Shaylyn Lockwood of NYC; siblings, Andrew French of FL, Deborah Murphy of Batavia and Karlyne Yeargin of FL, step-brothers, Kenny Ball of Elba and Kevin Ball of Oakfield; step-mother, Kathy Ball of Elba along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews survive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The family will be present for a Celebration of Jeanne's Life from 11-12am Tuesday Dec. 15 in the Fellowship Hall at The First Baptist Church of Batavia 306 East Main Street Batavia, New York where a luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.


fugle1.jpgRussell Charles Fugle, 52, of Woodruff, South Carolina, originally from Attica passed away on Sunday November 29, 2015.  Russ was the son of George “Burt” and Virginia A. (Kriger) Fugle. 

Russell was a Turf Technician with Elite Turf, Inc. in Greer, SC owned by his brother Jeff Fugle.  He loved to deer hunt and go fishing.  While living in South Carolina for many years, he also helped many people work on and around their homes.

In addition to his parents, Russ is survived by his brother Jeff (Shirley) Fugle, a nephew Evan Fugle and his family and a niece Carissa Fugle all of Duncan, SC; a son, Josh Kelsey and his mother Belinda of Alexander and family members Rena and Gene DeMay of Batavia along with aunts, uncles and cousins who also survive.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday December 18, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday December 19th at St. Maximillian Kolbe RC Parish 8656 Church St. East Pembroke, New York 14056 by Father Jim Fugle along with Rev. Cindy Beth Klopfer McCune.  Everyone is invited to attend the luncheon directly following the service at the adjoining banquet hall.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main St. Attica or St. Maximillian Kolbe RC Parish P.O. Box 278 Corfu, NY 14036. 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.

cintorino_ralph-photo.jpgRalph S. Cintorino, 91 of Byron and formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday (December 11, 2015) at Crossroads House.

He was born in Batavia, NY on December 2, 1924, son of the late Anthony and Antoinette Risso Cintorino.

Mr. Cintorino was employed by Doehler-Jarvis Co. in Batavia prior to his retirement. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a Parishioner of Resurrection Parish.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Carmen Baglio Cintorino of Byron. Son and daughter in-law, John (Diane) Cintorino of Byron. Grandchildren, Melissa (Kurt) Wegener of Florida and Michael Cintorino of Batavia. Great-granddaughter, Kayla Wegener. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Andy, Joe, Pete, Nick, Benny and Sam Cintorino.

There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are cordially invited to his Mass of Christian Burial,  Tuesday (Dec. 15th), 12:00pm noon at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020.

Expressions of condolence may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.




Oakfield - James B. Cassiano, 94, of Oakfield, a manager at Pfaudler, Inc., in Rochester, prior to his retirement, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mr. Cassiano was born April 2, 1921 in Vancouver, BC, the son of the late Ercole and Jennie (Taddei) Cassiano.

He was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish and Oakfield Rod and Gun Club.  He enjoyed hunting and loved to walk.  He was an accomplished accordion player and taught many students at Roxy's Music Store.  He was the leader of a local orchestra called the Casanovians.

He is survived by his wife, Rose (Bovenzi) Cassiano, whom he married April 7, 1945; 3 sons, Coley J. (Meta) Cassiano of Summerfield, NC, Guy A. (Deborah) Cassiano of Oakfield and John (Dana) Cassiano of Orchard Park; a son-in-law, Patrick F. Reilly of East Aurora; a brother: Quito (Geraldine) Cassiano of Oakfield; 2 sisters, Josephine (Frank) Mosco of Batavia and Nancy (Angelo) Steffenella of LeRoy; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

He was the father of the late Margaret Ann Reilly and brother of the late Nicholas (late wife Angeline) Cassano.

Mr. Cassiano’s Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 am Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site in Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Nursing Home, 278 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14020.  Private burial will be in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.  Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Byron - Randy L. Boyce, Sr., 58, of Byron, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Randy was born April 16, 1957 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, a son of the late John Patchen and Mary Freeman Boyce.

A member of the Four Seasons Sportsman's Club in Elba, Randy loved spending time on his property on Pt. Peninsula, NY. He loved to fish, boat and hunt. A lover of animals, Randy will also be missed by his four legged companions, Frisco, Rascal and Sissy.

Randy lived life on his terms and lived each day to its' fullest. He will be remembered as the life of the party who loved telling jokes.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen L. Coveny Boyce, whom  he married May 16, 2009; his children, Randy L. (Jennifer) Boyce, Jr. of Alden and Joy Lynn Boyce of North Chili; four grandchildren, Mason Boyce, Perry Bethune, Jr., Dominic and Jonathon Bethune; brothers and sisters, Bill (Kay) Boyce of Massachusetts,  Carol (John) Dixon of Bradford, Pennsylvania, Peggy (Ronald) Porter of Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Kenneth (Pat) Boyce of Massachusetts, Robert (Margie) Boyce of Massachusetts, Marylou (Greg) Taylor of Byron and Rod (Bonnie) Boyce of Clearfield, Pennsylvania; three brothers-in-law, Douglas (Kathy) Coveny of Byron, Charles Coveny of Byron, and  Thomas (Marcey Crandall) Coveny of Batavia; his mother-in-law, Dorie Bater of Cape Vincent along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Randy is predeceased by his brothers, Donald and David Boyce and his nephew Carl Gilt, Jr.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Randy's name to the Byron Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 210, Byron, New York 14422.Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Robert E. Doyle Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Knoxville, Tennessee on December 6, 2015. He was born December 21, 1929 in New York City. Robert was a devoted father, husband, and very successful Industrial Designer. He was a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City, NY and remained as an active alumni throughout his professional career.
From the early 1950’s through the early 1960’s, he worked at International Harvester in Fort Wayne, IN and then Philco, Philadelphia, PA respectively.

In 1962, he worked at Sylvania in Batavia, NY as a designer and ultimately became the Head of Design of GTE Sylvania in Batavia from 1962 to 1981. Sylvania was purchased by Magnavox’s parent company, North American Phillips and moved its operations to Knoxville, Tennessee. Robert ultimately retired from Magnavox but remained active in the Industrial Design field right up unto the past year. One of his television designs of the late 1950’s, the Philco Predicta, is in the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper Hewitt Museum.

Robert attended Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Batavia, NY. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Georgia. Sister Sheila (Emil) Rohner of New Bern, NC, Sons, Joel (Paula) Doyle of Rochester, NY, Paul (Lee) Doyle of North Chili, NY, Mark (Suzanne) Doyle of Rutherfordton, NC, and grandchildren Sarah (Jim) Golden, Jordan Doyle, Matthew Doyle, Hannah Doyle, Katrina Doyle, Amanda Doyle and Audrey Doyle. He is predeceased by his son David (Annette) Doyle.

The family will have a Receiving of Friends at the Doyle residence. Friday December the 11th 12-2pm and 5-7pm. For more info email [email protected] Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel 6200-Kingston Pike, Knoxsville, TN is in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook at www.rosemortuary.com.

fonda1_0.jpgJudy Ann Fonda, 66, of Batavia passed away Saturday December 5, 2015 at her residence. She was born October 4, 1949 in Batavia, New York to Joseph Salvador of East Bethany and the late Florence (Sauter) Salvador.  

Judy watched hundreds of children including her grandchildren, and treated each child as if they were her own. She loved to collect bears and working outside in her flower gardens.

She is survived by her husband Donald J. Fonda Sr. of Batavia; sons Donald (Wendy) Fonda Jr. of Byron, Dwayne (Tina) Fonda of Batavia; daughter Julie Mullin of Batavia and grandchildren Donald (Amanda) Fonda III, Cameron Fonda, Katie Fonda, Dwayne Fonda Jr., Taler Fonda, Tate Fonda, Tieryn Fonda, Kailyn Mullin and David Mullin.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday December 9, 2015 from 4:00-7:00PM at 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 Thursday December 10, 2015 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery.

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 585-343-8260 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.


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