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thompson_therese_-_photo.jpgTherese A. Thompson, 71 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (December 3, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born June 30, 1944 in Bellows Falls, VT, a daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy Patch Frenette.

Therese was employed by Walmart in Batavia prior to her retirement. She enjoyed traveling to the casino, bingo, reading, vacationing to Vermont to visit family and friends and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She was a member of Ascension Parish and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard J. Thompson of Batavia. Brother, Edward Frenette of St. Claire Shores, Michigan. Sister in-law, Virginia Frenette of Bellow Falls, Vermont. Nieces and nephews also survive.

She was the sister of the late Ernest Frenette Jr.

There will be no prior visitation. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

 

 

Gail M. Rehac, 74 of Akron, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday (December 5, 2015) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a brief illness.

She was born October 20, 1941 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late John and Geraldine Murray Colleran.

Gail and her late husband, Rick, were the proprietors of Gail & Rick’s Tavern in Akron. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and was a longtime fan of the Buffalo Bills. Gail was also a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and the Akron community.

She was the wife of the late Fredrick “Rick” Rehac, who passed away in 1993 and sister of the late Sherry Fish.

Survivors include her children, Richard (Brenda) Rehac of Alden, Dawn (George) Emerling of Clarence, Kevin Rehac of Jersey City, NJ and Shawn Rehac of Akron, OH. Grandchildren, Molly Rehac, Daniel Rehac, Dustin Emerling, Laura Emerling, Katie Emerling and Kelsey Emerling. Brother, Ronald (Jeanne) Colleran of Hamburg. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (Dec. 8th) from 4-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCNADREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY, where a funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00am. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Akron.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Akron Fire Company or Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

orlando_john007.jpgBatavia - John A. Orlando, 82, of Batavia, a District Sales Manager at Gannett Rochester Newspapers in Rochester, died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia.

Mr. Orlando was born April 13, 1933 in Batavia, the son of the late John G. and Marie (Kissell) Orlando.

He served in Korea with the US Air Force from 1954 to 1958.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church where he had served on the Altar Society.  He played tuba in various bands around the county and enjoyed cars and watching airplanes.  He had volunteered at St. Mary's School and had worked in auto and insurance sales in the past.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Pratt) Orlando, whom he married August 11, 1962; 2 sons, Barry John (Ekaterina) Orlando of Painted Post and Robert Orlando of Caledonia; a daughter, Denise (Gary) Guiste of Chili, 5 grandchildren, Karissa Guiste, Steth Orlando, Devin Orlando, Nathan Orlando and  Austin Orlando; and several cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. H.E. Turner Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.   Mr. Orlando’s Mass of Christian burial will be at 12:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

zimerino.jpgMary R. Zimarino, 85, of Batavia passed away Friday December 4, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 7, 1930 in Italy Hills Penn Yan, New York to the late Angelo (Mildred I. Dixon) Zimarino.

Mary was a graduate of Batavia High School and was employed by the Veterans Administration Hospital in Batavia for 35 years before retirement. She was also a member of St. Anthony’s Church. Mary enjoyed bowling and dancing in her early years and then bingo. She loved spending time with her lifelong friends and you could never see her not smiling and laughing. She will be missed by all.

She is survived by her two brothers Philip L. Zimarino of Plymouth, NC, Thomas F. (Victoria) Zimarino of Bradenton, Fl and sister Roseann (Zimarino) Goebert of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 8, 2015 from 6 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 8 PM Prayer Service will follow calling hours at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers per Mary’s wishes, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 5796 Shelby Oaks Dr, #6, Memphis, Tennessee.  38134 . 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.

LeRoy ~ Norman D. “Don” Ball, age 69, of Selden Road, tragically passed away at home Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, 2015.

     He was born July 12, 1946 in Batavia, a son of the late Norman and Nina Hale Ball.

     Don will be remembered by his family as a very caring and loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, who would do anything for anyone.  He was also a proud Vietnam Veteran, having served with the U.S. AirForce. 

     He is survived by his children, Cherie (Craig) Wessel of LeRoy, Jeanette Keating of Spencerport, Ryan Ball of LeRoy and Shawna (Ken) Geil of Spencerport; his sister, Carolyn (William) VanHouter of Rochester, his brother, Charles (Cindy) Ball of Churchville; seven grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 ~ 12 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM.  Interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery with military honors will follow.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Don’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Ball and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

morton.jpgThe Honorable Glenn R. Morton, 81, of Batavia passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on September 27, 1934 in Batavia to the late Russell and Anna (Rogan) Morton. He is preceded in death by his brother Russell Morton.

Glenn was a devoted husband and family man along with accomplishing so many things in his life and devoted a lot of his time and effort locally to many clubs and organizations in and around Western New York, most notably; Board of Directors for Genesee Community College (GCC) foundation, Board of Trustees for GCC, and instrumental in creating GCC’s College Village (student housing); former member of Genesee County Legislature; former Town of Batavia Supervisor; graduated National Trial Judges College at the University of Nevada; former Director of the YMCA; an officer of the Lion’s Club; a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus; a member of ABA, NYSBA, Genesee County Bar Association; Erie County Police and Judges Association; Genesee County Magistrates Association; Batavia Elks Club (former officer); Genesee Fish and Game Protective Association; the American Legion; Boy Scouts Council (former President); former Assistant District Attorney; United States Navy, J.A.G. Corps (Admiral’s Staff); Retired Supreme Court Justice; Genesee County Chamber of Commerce; at one time Glenn held all three court positions (County, Surrogates, and acting State Supreme); and belonged to the Holland Land Office Historical Society.

Glenn is survived by his loving wife Joyce (Attardi) Morton; children Glenn (Dana Rizzotto) Morton III of N. Tonawanda, Timothy-Jay Morton of Trnava, Slovakia and M. Rogan (Joseph Cardinal) Morton of Buffalo; sister Marilyn Morton of Plattsburgh; grandchildren Carly and Camden Cardinal and nieces Melissa Clark and Katherine Nicoletti.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday December 5, 2015 from 12:00-2:00PM & 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott Street Batavia. He will be entombed in St. Josephs Mausoleum in Batavia.

Due to family allergies flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center Foundation www.ummc.org/foundation. 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.

 

craig1.jpgCraig K. Gartley, 65, of Alexander passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born December 15, 1949 in Warsaw to the late Kenneth and Helen (Gardner) Gartley.  

Craig's love for his family was unconditional. He will especially be missed by his beloved wife Chrissy who was his soul mate, and his rock. He adored his three daughters with all of his heart. Craig was known as Pa to his grandchildren, who he also cherished from the bottom of his heart. He loved watching wildlife and nature. Craig loved reading anything and everything, playing cards and drinking Schmidts. He will be missed by all who knew him, as he impacted anyone who crossed his path.

He is survived by his wife Christine (Adams) Gartley of Alexander; daughters Melissa (Chad) Valyear, Noelle (Nicholas) Gerlach, and Mariah Gartley all of Alexander; sisters Diane (Gary) Dean of Pavilion and Mary (John) Falcone of TN; brother Kenny Gartley of Chili; 5 grandchildren, Brian and Justin Valyear, Quinntin and Elainna Gerlach and Reese Smith along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Gary Gartley and sister Sandy Bunnell.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday December 4, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00 Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 5th at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately.

Memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice http://www.homecare-hospice.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

3385315.jpgJohn A. Bilodeau-Redeye, 63 of Basom, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (November 13, 2015) in Belen, New Mexico. 

He was born April 23, 1952 in San Francisco, CA, a son of the late Norma Poodry and Nicholas Redeye of Belen, NM. 

John was employed by New York State as a Peace Officer prior to his retirement and also worked at the T.P. Deli. He was president of the TIRCA Board and member of the Canadian Sledders Inc., Siberian Husky Club of Niagara Falls, the Seneca Siberian Husky Club and the co-owner of BiliRed Sled Dogs 

Survivors include his wife,Catherine Bilodeau-Redeye of Basom. Brother, Thomas Redeye of Spokane, WA. Step-sister, Sharon LeRoy. Nieces and nephews, Jonathan, Barbara, Melanie and Robin Redeye. 

He was the brother of the late Glenn Redeye.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (December 11th) from 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCNADREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. A funeral service will be held Saturday (December 12th), 11:00am at the Tonawanda Indian Baptist Church, 565 Bloomingdale Rd., Basom, NY 14013. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Open Arms of WNY or Volunteers for Animals.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Corfu - Donald B. Bigelow of Corfu, entered into rest December 1, 2015, at age 86. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon; sister, Ann (Peter) Van Horn; son, Jeffrey (Susan) Bigelow; and daughters, Deborah (Ross) Fuller and Pamela (Daniel) Gurbacki. He is grandfather to Adam (Stacy) Bigelow, Thomas (Elina) Bigelow, Tracy (JP) McCallin, Philip (Lauren) Gurbacki, Bradley Gurbacki and Jeffrey Gurbacki. Great-grandfather to Ryan, Lauren, Matthew, Morgan, Ian and Derek. He is also survived by his Aunt Jean Roda.

Donald retired from New York Telephone after 42 years of service and moved to Lakeland, Florida where he enjoyed golfing. A private memorial service will be held. Memorials may be made to Alden Presbyterian Church, 13298 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

flag.jpgArthur E. “Jack” Bigelow, 88, of Attica passed away on Monday November 30, 2015 at the LeRoy Village Green.  Jack was born on October 31, 1927 in Warsaw to the late Alfred and Mildred (Denvi) Bigelow.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by sons Terrance and Randy Bigelow and sisters Eleanor Snyder and Norma Freas.

Jack served with the United States Army and the Merchant Marines during WWII, then worked and retired from the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He loved to play the guitar and sing old time country songs and had a special love for animals.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley Bigelow of Attica; children Mary (Peyton) Herman , Crystal (Tommy) Hyde both of Alabama, Tressa (Mike) Riggi of Batavia and Jackie (Chuck Miller) Bigelow of Batavia; sister Edna Bissell of Wyoming, NY; 5 step sisters, many grandchildren and great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday December 6, 2015 from 12:00 - 4:00pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  A 10:00am Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 7th at the funeral home.  He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

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

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