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Angelo A. Scapa, 84 of Batavia, died December 21, 2011 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born February 10, 1927 to the late Anthony (Dominish Mosco) Scappa. Mr. Scappa was retired from Akron Central School where he was a long time teacher and athletic coach. Mr. Scappa was a member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia, and a World War II Navy Veteran. Angelo was an avid sports fan. He is preceded in death by a grandson Eric Scappa, a sister Rose Zambito and a brother Joe Tacca.

He is survived by his  beloved wife Elaine (Marchese) Scappa of Batavia; 7 children Marianne (David) Barton of Las Vegas, NV, Anthony Scappa of Las Vegas, NV, Michael (Dianne) Scappa of Needville, TX, Nancy Scappa of Yreka, CA, Joan (J.C.) Trulen of New Orleans, LA; Angelo Scappa Jr. of Las Vegas, NV and James Scappa of Batavia. Two grandchildren Aaron Chamberlain and Stacy Scappa, one great granddaughter Peyton Chamberlain, sister Anna Hagerdon of Hamburg, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Friday December 23, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM the Funeral Home on Saturday December 24, 2011, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish ( St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

   

 

 

Corfu - Clyde E. Starkweather, 86, of Corfu, passed away Tuesday (December 20, 2011) at the New York State Veterans Home, Batavia.

Mr. Starkweather was born February 25, 1925, in Alabama, NY, a son of the late Myron and Mary Crosby Starkweather. He graduated from Oakfield-Alabama High School and served in the United States Navy from 1943-1946. A very caring man, Mr. Starkweather gave deeply of himself, serving his community, youth and family. He and his late wife, Wilma Potter Starkweather, owned Jay E. Potter Lumber in Corfu from 1968-1982. He worked at Potter Lumber for 57 years, from 1947-2003.

Mr. Starkweather was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church from 1946- present, and served as a Trustee, Session member and on many different committees. He was also a Village of Corfu Trustee (1948-1950 and 1957-1958), Village of Corfu Mayor (1959-1960), former member of the Corfu Rescue Hook & Ladder Co., former member of the Corfu I.O.O.F. Lodge # 634 and the Corfu VFW. Mr. Starkweather served on the Genesee County Baseball Club Board of Directors from the 1970's-1990's, was a member of the Muckdogs Booster Club and is on the Ed Dwyer Society Wall of Fame at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.  He also was also a member of many other local and lumber related organizations. Besides his wife, Wilma, Mr. Starkweather is predeceased by his sisters, Edith Hilchey and Dorothy Branch and a brother, Fay Starkweather.

Mr. Starkweather is survived by his son and daughter, Allan Starkweather and Sandra Thomas, both of Corfu; his companion, Audrey Mosier of Corfu; two sisters, Alice Dix of Akron and Eva Sharp of Byron; along with many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church at 11 AM on Friday. A luncheon will be held at the Pembroke Community Center 116 Main St., Corfu, immediately following the service. Burial will be private at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159, Corfu, NY 14036 or to Crossroads House,11 Liberty St.,  PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements are being completed by the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc.. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu, NY

Bertha V. Baker, 100 of Alabama, formerly of Lakewood, NY, died December 20, 2011 in Alabama. She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 18, 1911 to the late John (Victoria Domagalska) Strozewski. Mrs. Baker was a longtime member of St. Stanilaus Kostka Church in Perry, Sacred Heart Church in Lakewood, the Women’s Group at Church, the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Women’s Auxiliary and she was an avid bowler. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Clement Baker who died in 1979, along with 13 brothers and sisters. 

She is survived by a sons Gerald “Gary” (Barbara) of Niagara Falls; Kenneth of Lakewood; Ronald (Patricia) of Headland, AL; James (Margaret “Peggy”) of Perry; Gregory (Andrea) Baker of St. Petersburg, FL; 11 grandchildren; along with many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial on Friday December 23, 2011 at St. Isidore’s Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to HomeCare and Hospice.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

Sandra L. Wittkopp, 48 of Batavia, passed peacefully December 17, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born June 17, 1963 in Lackawanna to the late James Barberio Sr. and Marie A. (Miller) Barberio of Batavia. Sandra was employed at the LeRoy Village Green health care facility as a CNA for 6 years. She was a true professional throughout her work career, a loving wife, and will be sadly missed by her husband, family and co-workers. Sandra Rest in Peace!   

She is survived by her beloved husband of 16 years Emmett B. Wittkopp of Batavia; brothers James Barberio Jr. of Batavia; Christopher (Joy) Barberio of Elba; sisters Cheryl (Dan) Boyce of Elba; Connie Barberio of Batavia; Robin (Dan) Wissinger of Oakfield along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday December 26, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will be private. Interment will take place at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Mary Jean Morrow, 77 of Batavia, died December 18, 2011in the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw, NY. She was born January 3, 1934 in Medina, New York to the late John (Ivy Jenkinson) Donahue. Mrs. Morrow was retired from Scotch Game Call in Elba. She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid collector of photos. She is preceded in death by her husband Frederick W. Morrow in 2008 and sons John W. Smith Lee and Earl E. Smith. 

She is survived by her sons David W. Smith of Elba, Paul A. (Cheryleen) Morrow of Batavia, Thomas J. Morrow of LeRoy and Jeffrey Morrow of Elba. A daughter in law Vicky Smith of Maryland survives along with 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Thursday December 22, 2011 from 2 to 4 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral services will follow calling hours on Thursday at 4PM at the Funeral Home. Interment at Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba.

Memorials may be made to the Family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

   
 

Oakfield – Jeffrey W. Falker, 55, of Oakfield, passed away on Sunday (December 18, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia following a brave fight against lung cancer. 

Mr. Falker was born September 10, 1956, in Batavia, a son of Donald A. and Mary L. (Roth) Falker.

 

Jeffrey was a faithful member of the Genesee Country Church in Oakfield.  He had a passion for weight lifting, movies, farming, and above all, family.  He served his country honorably with the US Marine Corps. 

 

Surviving along with his parents, are his siblings, Steven A. Falker of Oakfield, Timothy P. Falker of Newark, Barbara J. (Mark) Falker-Crandall and Donna L. (Kyle) Harris both of Oakfield.  Many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins also survive. 

 

He is preceded in death by a sister, Penny A. Falker, who passed away in 1980. 

 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Jeffrey’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Genesee Country Church, Drake St., Oakfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or the Oakfield Volunteer Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, NY 14125.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.  Condolences at www.burdettandsanford.com.  

      Age 70, of Corfu, died peacefully Sunday December 18, 2011 at his home with his beloved wife and children at his side. Family and friends may visit from 1-4 & 6-9 PM Tuesday December 20 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers 9:15 AM Wednesday December 21 will be followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish (Corfu Site). A complete obituary will appear on Monday afternoon.

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

     Age 51, of Batavia, departed this life peacefully on Monday December 12, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Born August 29, 1960 to the late Thomas J. & Celestine (Terrell) Burrell, Sue was the youngest of five children, preceded by two brothers Paul L. and Thomas M. Susan grew up in LeRoy, where she was educated at LeRoy Central School and was a proud member of the Class of 1978. Susan was employed for a short period of time at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Susie was a quiet, dedicated woman who loved the Lord, her family, and in particular her great nieces & nephews. She loved to laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was active within the Batavia community, where she served on the board of Directors for the Genesee Region Independent Living Center, Inc. for numerous years. Through her years of community service, in November 2002, she received from the New York State Senate, the "Community Spirit Award", Certificate of Special Recognition and citation from the New York State Assembly for her continual volunteerism and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. Susan never let her disability limit her lifestyle, as she could be seen "scooting" around town in her electric wheelchair by many, always with a smile, kind word or good deed for others.

     Loved and cherished by many, Susan leaves to mourn her sisters, Ann (Burrell) Loatman of New Jersey & Dawn Livingston of Rochester; 5 nephews John Loatman, Benjamin D. Loatman, Bryyan (Tyran) Loatman, Derek Loatman and Robert Adams; 3 nieces Syreeta Loatman, Dominique & Noel Adams; devoted, dedicated and very special brother-in-law Edward Loatman; 4 great nieces Jone', Aniyah, Aaliyah, & London; 6 great nephews Julien, Jayden, Bryyan Jr., Anthony Jr., Jonathan & Maxwell along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

     Visitation and Funeral Services will be held privately by Susie's family. Burial will be in Macpelah Cemetery in LeRoy and memorials are suggested to the family. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Norman E. Fleming, 79 of East Bethany, died December 16, 2011at the Batavia Nursing Home. He was born September 10, 1932 in Batavia to the late G. Arnold (Florence Peck) Fleming. Mr. Fleming was a self employed dairy farmer and a life member of the Bethany Fire Department. He is preceded in death by a brother Harold Fleming.    
                                                                                                                        
He is survived by his wife Joyce (Koester) Fleming of E. Bethany, sons Calvin (Joanne) Fleming of Batavia, Norman P. (Louise) Fleming of East Bethany, and Dana (Kathy) Fleming of East Bethany.  Grandchildren Matthew, Ryan (Jocelyn) Jordan and Kristin; One great-grandchild Liam survives along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Sunday December 18, 2011 from 1 to 5 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will take place at the Funeral Home on Monday December 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place in East Bethany Rural Cemetery, East Bethany, NY.

Memorials are suggested to the Bethany Fire Department. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


 

                                  

 

 

Oakfield- Mr. James E. Pinson, 71, a retired machine welder at Chapin Manufacturing, died Thursday, December 15, 2011at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Pinson was born May 1, 1940 in Anniston, Alabama, the son of the late Wilbur and Millie Denny Pinson.

He was a “Friend of Bill”, a member of the Northgate Free Methodist Church and was a visitor and helper at Covenant Acres Youth Camp for many years.  Jim enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Bauer Pinson whom he married January 25, 1966.   He was the father of Mary Ann (Michael) Diemoz of Attica, Peggy Sue (Matthew) Hamm-Johnson of Alexander, James E. Pinson, Jr. of Oakfield, Glenda Trussel, Diane Hall and Kenneth Pinson all from the state of Alabama and the  brother of Tommy Pinson, Jake Pinson, Calvin Pinson and Javiolet Porter.  Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at Sunday, 3:00 pm, at the Northgate Free Methodist Church (South Campus), Bank St., Batavia.  Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities or to Covenant Acres, c/o Northgate Free Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.   Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

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