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Paul Lagano, 84 of Batavia died July 4th at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia. Mr. Lagano loved music and playing the Accordion.

He is survived by two nephews Richard (Nancy); Robert (Beth) Weber both of Cheektowaga; two nieces Theresa (Alan) Turner of Fairport; Frances Smith of Buffalo.

A Graveside service will take place 11:00 AM on Sat. July 7th at Mt. Calvary Cemetery 800 Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14225.

Memorials may be made to the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

     Age 63, of Elba, died Tuesday July 3, 2012 at his home. He was born December 9, 1948 in Johnstown, PA, a son of the late Andrew & Henrietta (Kirchner) Komar.

     Ron was a former service manager at Vermeer in Alexander for many years, a 4H Leader, member of the 2 Cylinder Club and the current President of the Historical Society of Elba. In his free time he enjoyed going to auctions, gardening and most of all participating in parades and showing off his 1951 John Deere B, that he restored. Ron loved and was very proud of his grandkids and the time spent working and teaching them his many skills.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Norma (Knupp) Komar of Elba; daughters Laura (Thomas) Landolf of Hornby, NY, Amy (Ed) Vlack of Elba and April (David) Craig of Springville; 4 brothers; 4 sisters; 10 grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM on Friday July 6 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will take place 10:00 AM Saturday July 7. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Research Center @ Strong Memorial Hospital. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

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

    

     Age 76, of Batavia, known by many as "Junior" and former co-owner of Elchar Tool Specialists died Monday July 2, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 26, 1935 in Batavia, a son of the late Anthony J. and Michelina (Fraterrigo) Irrera.

     Anthony attended Batavia Vocational School and graduated from Batavia Hign School in 1954. He worked at Sylvania and Dohler Jarvis for many years where he learned his lifelong trade. In 1971, he and partners established Elchar Tool Specialists and later expanded to include Genesee Precision Co. In 1991, he retired due to ill health. This motivated him to explore new ventures that included cooking, woodworking, church activities and golf. He enjoyed spending Saturdays shopping for tools and gourmet Italian foods and morning breakfasts with friends and the staff at Miss Batavia Diner. He was a regular at Tim Horton's on Sundays with his church friends. He was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish, NYS National Guard, former St. Nicholas Club, Our Lady of Loretto and the St. Nicholas Society. The faith, strength, courage and humor he showed will always be held dear in the hearts of his family.

     He is survived by his wife of 53 years Lillian (Spadaro) Irrera of Batavia; daughters Julie (David) Corbelli of Elma and Cathy (Joseph) Stout of Attica; brother Roger (Carol) Irrera and sister Michelle (Michael) McNally both of Batavia; his grandchildren Ryan and Alex Corbelli and Collin and Lydia Stout along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     There is no prior visitation, family and friends are invited to attend a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial Thursday July 5 at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street or Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

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

Doris S. Bennion, age 90, of Perry, was born in Castile, New York on June 29, 1921 a daughter of the late George A. and May Torrens Stanton. Doris retired from the former Champion Products in 1983 where she worked in the sewing department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Perry, Methodist Women of the Church, and Senior Citizens Club of Perry. She enjoyed baking goodies for many people to enjoy, traveling, and most especially enjoyed the company of her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry Bennion who died in 1994, son Daniel Bennion who died in 2004, son-in-law Richard Bowles and a sister Hazel Parhalo.

She is survived by a daughter: Mary Bowles of Silver Springs, 2 sons: Dr. Donald (Gene) Bennion of Ann Arbor, MI, William Bennion of Perry, a daughter-in-law: Cathy Bennion of Perry, a sister: Susanne Blythe of Perry, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, her best friend: Mary Gates of Perry, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday June 29th (her 91st birthday) at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will be held on Saturday June 30th at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grace Cemetery in Castile.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, New York 14530 or to the Eastside Nursing Facility (Activities Fund) 62 Prospect St. Warsaw, NY 14569. 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. 

Edmund C. Parker, Jr. ”Dennis”, 59, of the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, died Wednesday (June 27, 2012) at Medina Memorial Hospital..

He was born in Buffalo on September 14, 1952, son of the late Edmund Sr. and Barbara Snyder Parker.

He was a graduate of Akron Central High School and Bryant & Stratton College.  Edmund was formerly employed by Scott Aviation in Lancaster.

He was a member of the wolf clan.

Survivors include two sisters, Jennifer (Ray Groff, Jr.) Parker and Sherri (David Dietz) Parker, all of Akron. Nephews, LeeRoy Parker, Jonathan Parker, Vincent Groff, Jacob Groff and Maison Parker.  Niece, Kristin Groff.

He was predeceased by his brother, Jeffrey Parker.

Friends may call Saturday (June 30th) from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, where funeral services will be Sunday at 11:30am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or American Kidney Foundation

Online condolences may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001. Ronald P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

 

  

Age 50, of Corfu, owner/operator of Rod & Staff "The Cane Factory", died peacefully Tuesday June 26, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Batavia, December 18, 1961 a son of Glenn & Joanne (Tenney) Myers of North Carolina.

Guy was an active member of the Genesee Country Church in Oakfield and a past board member of Batavia Assembly of God.He enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball, riding his motorcycle and most loved being a part of whatever his kids were involved in. His family and friends will remember him as an "all around great guy", that will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Beverly (Martin) Myers of Corfu; beloved daughter Janoah Myers at home and son Brandon (Danielle) Myers of Oakfield; sister Rhonda (Tom) Harding of NC; father-in-law Milton Martin of Corfu; brothers-in-law Louis (Elizabeth) Martin of Alden, Russell (Sharica) Martin of Batavia and sister-in-law Julie (Lawrence) Lewis of Churchville along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday June 30th & Sunday July 1st from 4-8 PM at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Monday July 2 at Genesee Country Church 3268 Drake Street Road Oakfield, New York 14125. Burial will be in Indian Falls Cemetery, in lieu of flowers memorials in Guy's memory are suggested to his family which they will present to his favorite causes, Wilmont Cancer Center, Care-A-Van Ministries, Care-Net of Albion, Genesee Country Church and Ride to Recovery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

 

James A. Decker, 84 of Batavia, died June 21, 2012 peacefully at his home. He was born July 8, 1927 in Batavia to the late James M. (Ruth E. Hilbert) Decker. Mr. Decker served as the principle at the Lima Christian School. He actively participated in the ministries of the Lima Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church in LeRoy, Randall Baptist Church in Williamsville and most recently at the Batavia Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn Decker of Batavia; son Paul (Dondra) Decker of Williamsville; grandchildren James (Natalie) Decker, Grace (Fiancé Joe Santiso) Decker, Elizabeth and Joel Decker, great-grandson Eric Decker.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM on Friday June 22, and 2 to 4 PM on Saturday June 23, at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 3:00 PM Funeral Service will take place on Sunday June 24 at the Batavia Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 5220 Clinton St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at White Haven Memorial Park.     

Flowers gratefully declined, memorials may be made to the Lima Christian School Scholarship Fund 1574 Rochester St. Lima, NY 14485. 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.


 

Medina - Alvina M. Peterson, 102, formerly of Corfu, passed away at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina, where she had been a resident since July 2006.Alvina was born June 8, 1910 in Tracy, Minnesota, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Wedger Klehn.  She was the last surviving child of twelve children,  which included her dear twin sister, Christine Richley.  Alvina worked for Sylvania in Batavia before her retirement.  She was very handy at many things like sewing and upholstery work. She even re-upholstered a chair when she was 93 years old.  One of her very favorite pastimes was playing cards. Alvina was the oldest member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church.

Alvina was the wife of the late Martin A. Peterson; mother of the late Eleanor P. Herman, Norman R. Peterson and Arthur Peterson; and great-grandmother of the late Nicole E. Herman.
She is survived by her son-in-law, Charles A. (Patricia) Herman of Indian Falls; nine grandchildren: Charles B. (Lori) Herman, Julie A. (Patricia Marvin) Herman, Richard B. (Debbie) Herman, Elizabeth A. "Betsy" (Sander) Abramson, Jan (Jim) Goodenbery, Barb (Ron) Thurber, Gerry (Cynthia) Peterson, Cathy (John) Marchese and Russ (Deb) Peterson: great grandmother of 23 and great-great grandmother of 11 and her former daughter-in-law, Mary (Don) Mumford. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. The funeral service will be held from the mortuary on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. I  lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036.

 

 

Albion- Jeffrey D. VanSlyke, 30, of Albion, formerly of Elba, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, (June 20, 2012)at his home, in Albion.

Mr. VanSlyke was born November 23, 1981 in Batavia, a son of David VanSlyke of Bergen and Laurie and Norm Itjen of Elba. 

Jeff was a member of the Morganville United Church of Christ.  He was a Boy Scout, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2000.  Jeff will be remembered as a gentle soul with an infectious personality.  He loved shopping and animals, especially his cats, Mama and Jasper.  He brought joy to others and to know him was to love him. 

Surviving along with his parents are two sisters, Jaime (Jeffrey) Thomas of Bergen, and Jodi VanSlyke of Elba; his maternal grandmother, Jean Branton-Platten of Stafford; a special friend, Katie (Chris) Smith of Akron.  Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.    

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond Branton as well as his paternal grandparents, C. Earl and Elaine VanSlyke. 

Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Jeff’s Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the Morganville United Church of Christ, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Orleans County Animal Shelter, 4125 Oak Orchard Road, Albion, NY 14411, or to the family to be distributed to various charities.  Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery, Stafford.  Please leave a message of condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Janice Chamberlain, 80 of Oakfield, died June 21, 2012 peacefully surrounded by her family at Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born August 11, 1931 in Batavia to the late Clayton (Thelma Meyers) Boyce. Mrs. Chamberlain was a homemaker. She was a member of the Community Bible Church and the Oakfield Historical Society. She is predeceased by son Larry Chamberlain, grandson Cory Gardner and Brother William Boyce.     

She is survived by her husband Marvin A. Chamberlain of Oakfield, son James A. Chamberlain, daughters Kathy (Ken) Gardner and Debbie Chamberlain all of Oakfield; sister Shirley (the late Wally) Mapes of Waterport, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Special nephew Mike (Linda) Warboys and dear friend Jeanne Woodhouse also survive.  

There will be no prior calling hours. A 7:00 PM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, New York or to the Community Bible Church in Oakfield. 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.

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