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Batavia - Mrs. Mary Ann Caito, 73, the retired office manager for Washington Towers, died suddenly, Thursday, September 23, 2010at home.

Mrs. Caito was born December 8, 1936 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Francis and Rose Matla.
She was a member of Resurrection Parish where she currently served on the Parish Council and was a former trustee of St. Mary’s Church. She belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society, St. Joseph Sodality and the Batavia Garden Club. A member of the UMMC League she served as its' Treasurer for over 40 years and also volunteered with the Girl Scouts.
 She was predeceased by her husbands, Paul Caito in 1960 and A. Edward Caito in 2004.
Survivors include one son; Paul (Cathleen) Caito of Ohio; one daughter; Kathryn (Lee) Liolios of Lancaster, NY and a sister, Joan MacKenzie of West Seneca. She was the grandmother of Lindsay (Chris) Dunlap, Chelsea, Mitchell and Jake Caito and Sophia Liolios.
 There will be no prior visitation. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 9:30 am at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church. Memorials may be made to Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., or the United Memorial Medical Center League, 123 North St., both Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements completed by the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Oakfield and Winter Haven, FL- Mrs. Esther Evelyn Phelps Schaal, 95, of Oakfield and Winter Haven, FL, a Registered Nurse at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital, in Batavia for 12 years prior to her retirement in 1985, died Thursday, September 23, 2010 while under hospice care in Auburndale, FL.
 

Mrs. Schaal was born May 6, 1915 in Pembroke, NY, the daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (Klotzbach) Phelps.
 

She was a member of Indian Falls United Methodist Church, associate member of St. Johns United Methodist Church in Florida since 1985, East Pembroke Grange and was the former secretary of the Genesee County Fair.
 

Her husband, Warren R. Schaal, died August 25, 2004.
 

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie (Lee) Schoenthal of Corfu; 2 sons, Dean (Jane) Schaal of Oakfield and Dale (Mary) Schaal of Winterhaven, FL; a brother, Wayne (Myra) Phelps of Basom; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
 

She was the grandmother of the late Cherie Schoenthal and sister of the late Revere Phelps, Maurice Phelps and Virgil Phelps.
 

Friends may call on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, and Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church where services will immediately follow at 3 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Allegany Road, Corfu, NY 14036.  Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama, NY.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

 

 

Batavia - Mr. LaVerne S. “Butch” Hale, 90, of Batavia, retired inspector at Doehler-Jarvis Division of National Lead in Batavia, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010 under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.
Mr. Hale was born July 24, 1920 in Oakfield, a son of the late Howard L. and Margaret A. Rutter Hale.
He was a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church, the quarter century club at Doehler-Jarvis, the Good Sam Club and the former Moose Lodge in Batavia. An avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, he volunteered at the Senior Center and Msgr. Kirby Lunch Program. Following his retirement from Doehler-Jarvis in 1975, Mr. & Mrs. Hale resided in Florida from 1979-1993.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Norma L. Foster Hale whom he married September 16, 1944; a son, Richard L. (Sheila) Hale of Batavia; two daughters, Margaret (Frank) Zambito of Elba and Patricia Diaz of Batavia; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Gordon) Amidon and Doris Pask, both of Batavia and Peggy Foster of Crofton, Maryland; several nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Larry (Sandi) Hale.
He is the father of the late Daniel F. Hale who died in 1978 and brother of the late Lawrence Hale.  
There are no prior calling hours. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Lake Plains Dialysis Center, 587 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or HomeCare & Hospice, 550 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

 
Oakfield - Mr. Norman E. Fagnan, 72, of Oakfield, died Monday, (September 20, 2010)at home while under the care of HomeCare and Hospice.
Mr. Fagnan was born March 27, 1938 in Buffalo, the son of the late Norman and Catherine (Hutchins) Fagnan.
Mr. Fagnan was a former superintendent at Oakfield - Alabama Central School. He was a member of Saint Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Church, where he sang in the church choir, was a lector and belonged to the Men's Group. Mr. Fagnan was also a member of the Oakfield Lions Club, GCASA, Western New York School Study Council, New York State Council of School Administrators and was a past trustee and president of the Haxton Memorial Library. He enjoyed reading, playing tennis, traveling and was an avid sports fan.
Survivors include his wife, Alice (Zynczak) Fagnan of Oakfield, whom he married July 2, 1960; a daughter, Michele (Guy) Boretti of Glenville; a son, Michael (Ana) Fagnan of Amherst; three grandchildren, Melina Boretti, Sofia Fagnan and Christopher Fagnan; two sisters, Kathy (Ken) Melston of Rockwall, Texas and Mary (Michael) Krickminer of Fairport; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Parrinello of Huntington and several nieces and nephews.
He is the father of the late Leslie Ann Fagnan.  
Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Prayers at the funeral home Saturday at 9:00 a.m. will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30, also on Saturday, at Saint Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield. Memorials may be made to Saint Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, N.Y. 14125 or Haxton Memorial Library, 3 North Pearl Street, Oakfield, N.Y. 14125. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

perry.jpgAnn Perry, 78 of Corfu, NY, died September 21, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center. Born September 14, 1932 in Lackawanna, New York, daughter of the late William (Agnes Clements) Grace. Mrs. Perry was a Telephone Operator for 25 years at New York Telephone. Preceded in death by two husbands Donald Smart in 1966 and William Perry in 1991. 
 
She is survived by son David (Rosana) Smart of CA; daughters Carol Sue (Douglas) Yaeger of Indian Falls; Marianne Smart of E. Pembroke; a sister Mary Grace Fargo of Batavia; grandchildren Jennifer Smart, Jaclyn Smart, David Smart, Ashley Dinger, Juliann Yaeger, one special step-grandson Daniel Perry, great-granddaughter Sara Pina along with several nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends are invited to call from 11 AM to 1 PM on Friday September 24, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Service will follow calling hours 1:00 PM on Friday September 24, 2010 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia. 
 
The family suggests memorials be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020.    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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 
 

 

longch.jpgHarriet Kathryn (Carson/MacRae) Longchamps left this life peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2010. She was born March 23, 1925 to Francis & Kathryn (Keenan) Carson of Buffalo, NY but rooted to Batavia for the majority of her adult life. She worked several jobs, but those who knew her will always remember her as being owner/operator of Longchamps Telephone Answering Service in Batavia from the mid 1960’s until its close in the late 1980’s. Her soothing, bass voice was a perfect match for the phone lines. 
 
She weathered many adversities in life, but never fell prey to self pity. Choosing, instead, to meet the challenges, gather strength from her trials & find the good in every living moment. 
 
If any single attribute could define her, it would be motherhood and its continuous ripples from one generation through to the next, over and again. Her legacy lies not only in her own children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, but in the innumerable other young ones that she pulled into the fold. 
 
She will be remembered for her countless tabletop coffee consultations, her endless supply of tales to tell and her enormous heart and humor. 
 
She was predeceased by her son, Kelly Longchamps who, no doubt, will have a room ready for her & a cup of coffee waiting. 
 
She is survived by her sons; James D. (Joan) MacRae III of Batavia; Eric J. (Raylene) MacRae of FL; Patrick (Peggy Berndt) MacRae of Verona; as well as her daughters Ellen (Steven) Hagen; Kathleen Longchamps of Batavia; Kristine Flicker of Newport Beach, CA. She also leaves behind grandchildren James, Patrick & Bridget MacRae, Jocelyn McKim, Nicholas, Margaret & Grace Flicker, Bevan, Ethan, Martin, Emma & Adah Hagen, Rachael Ciociola, Tammy Morgan & Tina Hartgrove, as well as several great & great-great-grandchildren. 
 
Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 PM on Friday September 24, 2010 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A Mass of remembrance to be held at a later date. A gathering of friends, family and anyone who wishes to stop by will take place @ 2:00 PM on Saturday September 25, 2010 at her daughter’s home. 
 
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. 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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Bernard Alan Squires, 57 of Conroe Texas entered into eternal rest on Friday September 10, 2010. Born November 30, 1952 in Batavia New York, son of the late John Edwin "Ed" Squires and Teresa George Squires of  Warsaw. Bernard attended Albion Central High School and was awarded both bachelors and masters degrees in chemistry from Niagara University. His passion for science and computers led him to an international career in technology, most recently with Baker Hughes of Houston where he was laboratory manager. 
 
In addition to his mother he is survived by his brothers John (Mary) Squires of Brockport, Gregory (Sandra) Squires and Jeffrey (Sara) Squires all of Prattsburgh, his sister Barbara (Joseph) Sanguiliano of Manalapan, New Jersey, and loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 
 
There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 25, 2010 at 10:00AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
 
 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of the donor’s choice. 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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Donald A. Dundon, 79 of Batavia, NY, died September 19, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center. Born February 14, 1931 in Buffalo, New York son of the late Walter (Jeanette Leney) Dundon. Mr. Dundon was retired from the Niagara Mohawk where he worked for 39 years. He served eight years in the Army National Guard, was a member of Terry Hills Golf Course. He was an avid bowler. Mr. Dundon is preceded in death by his wife Joyce (Aubert) Dundon on November 10, 2002 & a son, Robert Dundon, Sr. in 2003.
 
 He is survived by his sons Kevin Dundon of Lancaster, Donald Dundon of Alden, William Dundon of Texas, a daughter Lynette Dundon of Georgia and a step son Rick Flowers of Bethany, NY. One sister Joyce Brown of Cheektowaga and a brother Raymond Dundon of Maryland survive along with 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
 
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society – 101 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY 14228.    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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
 

 

Richard J. Dimick, 76 of Stafford, NY died September 17, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital, NY. Born June 17, 1934 in Batavia, NY, son of the late Clayton (Evelyn Stokes) Dimick. Mr. Dimick was retired from Upstate Milk in Batavia. He was a member of the Stafford Methodist Church and a Veteran. He is preceded in death by a brother Rodney Dimick and sister Mary Papp-Fuller. 
 
Mr. Dimick is survived by his wife of 55 years Diane A. (Barber) Dimick of Stafford; son Paul R. Dimick of Rochester; daughters Deborah L. Dimick of Scottsville; Michelle A. (Matthew) Haire of Derry, PA; brothers Clayton D. (Lois) Dimick of LeRoy; William D. (Shirley) Dimick of LeRoy; sister-in-law Sylvia Dimick of LeRoy; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews. 
 
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM on Sunday September 19, 2010 at the Stafford Methodist Church, Main Rd. Stafford, NY 14143. Interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery. 
 
The family suggests memorials to Stafford Methodist Church, Volunteers for Animals www.vol4animals.org or to a charity of the donor’s choice.    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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

dawson.jpgJacquelyn B. Dawson, 65, of Batavia, NY, died September 14, 2010 in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Born December 6, 1944 in Key West Florida. Daughter of the late Joseph (Doris Voorhees) Benty. Mrs. Dawson was retired from the Genesee County Courthouse where she worked as a legal secretary.  She was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s), the Red Hat Society and the Christian Women’s Club. 

She is survived by her Fiancé James Galvin of Batavia, son Michael W. Dawson of Batavia, daughter Michelle L. (Mark) Mistretta of Rochester. Brother David (Sharon) Benty of Oakfield, sisters Patricia Lowder of Oakfield and Tina (Gregg) Wolff of Batavia, 2 granchildren Terrell Bloom and David Mistretta, one great grandson Jonah Elsenheimer who survive along with several nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours will be held on Friday September 17, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 18, 2010 at 12 Noon at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s site) 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorials be made to Lollipop Farms, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450.    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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

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