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Batavia - Francis W. Whitmyre, Sr., 78, of Batavia, formerly of Holley, passed away Tuesday, (December 29, 2015) at his home, in Batavia.

Mr. Whitmyre was born March 8, 1937 in Milton, PA, a son of the late John and Margaret (Coup) Whitmyre.

Francis was a member of the VFW in Holley and was a great supporter of the post.  He loved wrestling, gardening, wood working, and was an avid lotto player.  He also greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are his children, Pamela Whitmyre-Dickinson, Margaret Whitmyre, April (James Jr.) Connors, and Francis Whitmyre Jr. all of Batavia; grandchildren, James (Amber) Connors III of Rochester, Anna Connors of NC, Joshua and Rachael Pashong both of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a son, John William Whitmyre as well as a brother and two sisters.  

There will be no prior visitation and services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, NY 14020

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

camoflag_1.jpgEmil P. Jaroszewski, age 91, of Perry, died on Monday December 28th at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw where he had been residing.Emil was born in Perry on July 5, 1924 a son of the late Stanley and Mary (Witek) Jaroszewski. He is preceded in death by 3 sisters: Lottie Bucci, Virginia Zarkowski and Helen Chilson.

Emil served with the US Army during WWII with the 17th Airborne.Emil was a graduate of Perry High School. He retired from the former Champion Products in 1987.He was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry, lifetime member of the Perry VFW Post #5009 which he helped construct, a former member of the Perry Fire Department and a member of the Perry Fire Department Exempts. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bowling and spending time with his grandchildren. He was one that was able to fix anything that was put in front of him.

He is survived by his wife  Anna (Carney) Jaroszewski whom he married on July 2, 1949; daughter Sandra Ann (Larry) Bauer of Hamburg, a son; Todd (Tamara) Jaroszewski of Harrisburg, PA.; 4 grandchildren Bradley (Caitlyn Gorham) Bauer, Bethany (Dr. Andrew) Bukowinski, Kira and Marisa Jaroszewski; 2 great grandchildren Benjamin and Colin Bukowinski along with many nieces and nephews.
 

Family and friends may call from 11am-1pm on Saturday January 2nd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where funeral services will follow at 1pm. He will be laid to rest in the West Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530 or to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, New York 14530.For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.

cygan_0.jpgJane H. Cygan, age 93, of Perry, died on Sunday December 27, 2015 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born in Tonawanda, New York on May 25, 1922 a daughter of the late Walter and Katherine (Hartig) Schumacher. She is preceded in death by her husband John A Cygan who passed away in 1982; sons Daniel and David Cygan; great grandson  Derek Richards and siblings Lllian, Robert, William and Kenneth Schumacher.

Jane worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill in Perry and retired in 1979 from the former Robeson Cutlery after 33 years of service.She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church). She enjoyed roller skating and dancing in her younger years. She was an avid euchre and pinochle player.

She is survived by a daughter Donna (Doug) Austin of Mims, FL; son Anthony “Skeeter” (Patricia) Cygan of Conroe, TX;  sister Delores Reitmeier of Kenmore; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 3-7pm on Wednesday December 30th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 7pm.She will be laid to rest in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.

Batavia – Mrs. Ethel Goodenbury, age 99, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Genesee County Nursing Home, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Goodenbury was born June 20, 1916 in South Byron, a daughter of the late Clair and Laura Dusen Birge.

A member of the First United Methodist Church in Batavia, Mrs. Goodenbury was a member and past-president of the YWCA's Rainbow Club and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends on Saturdays at noontime at 400 Towers.

Her husband, Henry Goodenbury, passed away in 1983.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Rittersback of Batavia; four granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; her half-sister, Delores Dinapoli of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Richard Goodenbury who died in 1994 and sister of the late Kenneth Birge and Doris Brancato.

Friends may call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where services will follow at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, New York 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

kujawski_john_-_photo.jpgJohn S., Kujawski, 75 of East Bethany, passed away on Friday (December 25, 2015) at his residence after a brief illness. 

He was born May 7, 1940 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late John and Florence Tradowski Kujawski. 

John was a graduate of Batavia High School class of 1959 and then worked at Kisiel Die Casting until 1960, when he was inducted into the U.S. Air Force. He was a jet fighter mechanic with the 307 Tactical Fighter Squad 31st. After traveling all over the U.S., Europe and the Far East, he returned home and worked for R.E. Chapin in Batavia as a tool and die maker until his retirement in 2003. 

John enjoyed traveling with his family in his motorhome, fishing and exploring the outdoors. He enjoyed skeet shooting and became a registered referee in 1976, officiating several shooting competitions. He became an assistant chief referee with the National Skeet Shooting Association in 2005 and helped run several shoots throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was inducted into the New York Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2000 and the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2013. He remained extremely active in skeet shooting competitions throughout the country until his death. He was a member of the Five Point Rod & Gun Club in Wyoming, the Conesus Lake Sportsmans Club in Lakeville, Addision Rod & Gun Club, American Legion Post 303 of Bonita Springs FL and the Polish Falcons Post 498 of Batavia. 

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sheila Henries Kujawski, who died July 18, 2009. 

Survivors include his dear loving children, John (Jamie Lee) Kujawski of Bonita Springs, FL, Andrew Kujawski of Castile, Sarah (Jason) Flint of Caledonia and Matthew (Paula Bianchi) Kujawski of Attica. Grandchildren, Jonathan, Zachary and Hannah Kujawski and Samantha Marchisin. Sisters, Florence (Michael) Stanley and Barbara Goraczewski, both of Florida. Brothers, Joseph (Joann) Kujawski and Frank (Mary) Kujawski, both of Florida. Nieces and nephews also survive. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences, and fond memories on Sunday (January 3rd) from 3-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00am on Monday (January 4th) at Mary Immaculate Parish, 5865 Ellicott Rd., East Bethany, NY. 

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Bethany Vol. Fire Dept. or the Five Point Rod & Gun Club. 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.

 

 

joe_1.jpg Joseph Paul Nicosia, 55, of Corfu, passed away suddenly on December 23, 2015 at Millard Fillmore Suburban. Born in Cheektowaga, NY, on February 25, 1960 to Kathryn (Spring) Nicosia and the late Emmanuel Nicosia.

Joe was a 1978 graduate of Akron High School. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Northeast Diversification (Paving) in Lancaster for many years. An avid outdoorsman, Joe loved hunting, riding his Harley, and snowmobiling.  He was a member of the Genesee Sno-Packers.

Joe was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, godfather, and friend.  He took great pride in his family and loved making people laugh.

Besides his mother Kathryn, Joe is survived by his wife, Patti (Waite) Nicosia; his sons, Joseph (Kim) Nicosia of Batavia; Eric Leffel of Indian Falls; his daughter, Michelle (fiancé Mike Hope) Nicosia of Tampa, FL; his brother, David Nicosia of Akron; sister Mary Jo and the late Robert Janiszeski of Akron; sister Debra and the late Chuck Rebmann of Akron; mother-in-law Jean Waite, and the late Bill Waite; brothers-in-law, Larry Waite of FL, and Scott (Robin) Waite of Corfu; sisters -in-law Gail (Stephen) Mulleavy of VA, and Peggy (Patrick) Weissend of Corfu. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Friends and relatives may call from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at the Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC.;10 Eckerson Avenue, Akron, NY 14001 where a Funeral Service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

Charitable contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to: Genesee Sno-Packers, P.O. Box 62, Oakfield, NY 14125.

Batavia - ­ Harry E. Dilcher, Sr., 87, of Muncy, PA, formerly of Batavia, passed away Friday, (December 25, 2015) ​at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Facility in Muncy, PA.

Mr. Dilcher was born October 8, 1928 in Bergen, the son of the late Fred and Mildred (Nye) Dilcher, Jr.

He served his country honorably with the Army during the Korean War. Many Elba residents will recall his barbershop that he ran from 1960 ­ 1970. Prior to retiring in 1991 from the housekeeping department at the VA Medical Center in Batavia, Mr. Dilcher worked in various businesses and industries.

Surviving are his children, Dr. Harry (Karen) Dilcher, Jr. of Muncy, PA; and Paul (Karin) Dilcher of Wyoming, MI. Seven grandchildren and twelve great­grandchildren also survive.

Harry is preceded in death by his sister, Betty Plue.

There will be no visitation and services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

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Carol S. Marsh, 76, of Corfu passed away Thursday December 24, 2015
peacefully at her home.  She was born January 11, 1939 in Brighton, New York
to the late Reginald (Virginia Bryan) Smith.  She is preceded in death by
her twin sister Jean Raffa.

Carol loved the farm, horses, being outdoors and most of all being with her
family and friends. Carol was an avid horsewoman.  She began her career
training horses and playing polo.  She was the Committee Chairman of the
1974 Rochester/Canandaigua Horse Show.  She enjoyed driving carriages and
owning standard bred race horses.    She was part of the Genesee County 4-H
Horse Committee where she was committed to helping kids learn horsemanship.

She is survived by her husband Roy N. Marsh Jr. of Corfu; daughters Laura
(Bruce) Bender of Brighton; Anne (Chip) Reitz of Hemlock; Pauline Marsh of
Fairport; Denelle Marsh-Rittersback of NH; Julie Marsh-Racinowski (Matt) of
Rochester; Scott Marsh of PA; Lisa Marsh of Rochester; brothers Wallace
(Mary) Smith of Boise, ID; Phillip (Beth) Smith of Edgewater, FL; 11
grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from
4:00 - 7:00 pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333
West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.  Funeral Services will be held at the
convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16
Bank St. Batavia, New York 14020 or Alzheimer's Association of Western New
York https://act.alz.org/site/Donation .  For more information please call
585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit
www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral
Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York
14020.




 

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.

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