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Lois A. Geer, 7of Alexander, NY died July 17, 2010 at her homegeer.jpg under the loving care of her family and Hospice. 

Born October 15, 1936 in Batavia, NY daughter of Lawson J. Pontius of Batavia and the late Emma (Netzen) Pontius. 

Mrs. Geer was a secretary at Alexander School for 22 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church where she was very active, sang in the Choir and was the membership secretary. She was a member of the Happy Agers and their trip coordinator, Meals on Wheels, Senior Citizen Advisory Council, the Alexander Tonawanda Valley Grange and past member of the Alexander Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Lois loved to cook and bake, travel and entertain.

Preceded in death by a brother in law Gary Bauer. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Norris L. Geer of Alexander whom she married on September 8, 1956. Three daughters Deborah (Tracy) Stokes of Batavia, Brenda (David) Luksch of Boulder, CO; Valerie (Scott) Letourneau of Newfield, NY. One sister Sally Bauer of Ontario, NY, 7 grandchildren Christopher (Lauren) Stokes, Emily Stokes, Laura Stokes, Benjamin Luksch, Jessica Luksch, Lilly Letourneau and Wesley Letourneau  who survive along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 1-3 and 6-8 PM on Tuesday July 20th at the Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM on Wednesday July 21st at the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Road, Alexander, New York 14005. 

Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Alexander, New York. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Road, Alexander, NY 14005 or to HomeCare and Hospice 550 E. Main 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. 


scan0001.jpgJustine E. Conway Moscicki, 86, of Batavia-Stafford Townline Road, died Thursday (July 15, 2010) at Highland Hospital in Rochester after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Linden, NY on October 3, 1923 a daughter of the late John and Olah Belle Schenck Conway.

Mrs. Moscicki graduated from St. Joseph School in 1939 and from Batavia High School in 1942.  She was a former employee of the former F. W. Woolworth in Batavia and was a life member of St. Joseph's Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  She most enjoyed cleaning St. Joseph's Church and worked on the parish lawn fete for forty years.  She enjoyed gardening and watching drum corps performances.

Her husband Stanley died on March 25, 1993 and her son Gregory died on September 1, 1999.

Surviving are three sons and daughters in law:  Ronald and Vicki Moscicki of Batavia, Daniel and Linda Moscicki of Rochester and David and Brenda Moscicki of Corfu.  A daughter and son in law, Kim and David Casilio of Rochester.  A daughter in law, Joanne Moscicki of E. Bethany.  Ten grandchildren: Mark (Donna) Moscicki, Kevin Moscicki, Jeniffer Moscicki, Sara Moscicki, Michelle (Justin) Mager, Ronald Moscicki Jr., Jill (Scott) Foulis, Amanda Moscicki, Karen Casilio and Justin Casilio.  Five great grandchildren: Ayana, Chelsea, Evan, Colin and Riley.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was the sister of the late: Vincent Conway, Eleanor Link and Dorothy Betters.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 1 to 5 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where prayers will be Monday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Site). Burial will follow in Grand View Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Resurrection Parish or to a charity of the donor's preference.

Expressions of condolence may be made at:  www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

Arrangements were entrusted to the: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, Ronald P. Konieczny, director & veteran.


Donald F. Klein, 84 of Batavia died July 16, 2010 at New York Stateklein.jpg Veteran’s Home in Batavia.

Born June 13, 1926 in Batavia, New York son of the late John (Margaret Winling) Klein. 

Mr. Klein was retired from the City of Batavia where he was a fireman; he also worked for 38 years at Falcone Electric in Batavia. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a long time member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s). 

Preceded in death by brothers Joseph, Edward, Cornelius and Paul Klein, and sisters Cecilia Zackey, Eileen Amedick, Margaret Radice, Henrietta Imbrecht and Regina Redivivo. 

Survived by his wife of 63 years Celia DiLaura Klein of Batavia, whom he married on June 7, 1947, two sons John Klein of Batavia and Donald (Joellen) Klein of Chicago, IL; one daughter Margaret (James) Brady of Henrietta, NY. One brother Henry R. (Bernice) Klein of East Pembroke, two sisters Helen Zorn, Veronica (Richard) Miller of Oakfield who survive along with 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Monday July 19, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited on Tuesday July 20, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Resurrection Parish – St. Mary’s site, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia, New York. 

The Family suggests memorials be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  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.



Oakfield - Enrico C. "Ed” or “Jr.," Nanni, Jr., 71, of Oakfield, the owner of the former Ed Nanni Plumbing and Heating in Batavia and Oakfield and a maintenance supervisor at Best Western in Batavia, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

Mr. Nanni, was born August 10, 1938 in Batavia, a son of the late Enrico and Filomena (DiNofrio) Nanni.

He honorably served with the Army and enjoyed hunting fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy (Penders) Nanni, whom he married May 6, 1989; 5 children, Raymond (Dr. Susan Knight) Nanni of TN, Teri (Scott) Boring, Jason Nanni, Ashley Nanni and Joshua Nanni, all of Oakfield; 9 Grandchildren, Allan Whitcroft, Jr., Jennifer Whitcroft, James Whitcroft, Laura Whitcroft, Megan Boring, Michael Boring, Samantha Boring, Ryan Nanni and Kayla Nanni; a brother, Ugo (Betty) Nanni of FL; a sister, Dora (Robert) Genesky of Oakfield, brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Lois Nanni, Marian Nanni, Terry (Catrina) Penders, Lynn (Gerry) Sanders, Kathy (Don) Park and Wayne (Jen) Ellis; several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late Arthur Nanni, Edmund Nanni, Eugene Nanni and Bruno Nanni.

Friends may call on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 


KISIEL, LOIS0001.jpgLois Kisiel of Batavia passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, two days before her 84th birthday, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She died from intestinal cancer, which was undetectable in spite of her regular tests and checkups.

Mrs. Kisiel was born Lois Ruth Quartley on July 16, 1926 in Oakfield.  She was the daughter of the lae Harold Clayton Quartley, Sr. and the lae Marion (Tully) Quartley.

Lois graduated from Batavia High School in the Class of 1944.  She began working at The New York Telephone Company as a local and long distance operator and as a Services Assistant.  She always prided herself on being able to remember all the old telephone numbers of her family, friends and local businesses and would amaze people on her instant recall of them.  She was working on the switchboard on two historic occasions, VE Day and VJ Day.  When remembering those wartime days she said, "the board lit up like a Christmas tree!"  Everyone was asked to work overtime to handle the flood of happy calls that would mark the end of the war and the return of the brave, young men and women who served in it.  This would include her own future husband, Henry John Kisiel, who was in the Navy serving on the Aircraft Carrier USS Cape Esperance.  She continued to work for The New York Telephone Company for 15 years and eventually left to devote her time to raising her three children.

Mrs. Kisiel's husband, Henry, has been in the die casting business for 68 years.  In 1972, the family die casting business, Pinnacle Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Batavia, was founded.  Mrs. Kisiel was a partner in the company and was working full-time up until Memorial Day of this year when she took ill.  She ran the office operation of the business at 56 Harvester Avenue in the Industrial Center.  She learned and mastered the computer programs in her late years, which she needed to automate the business.  Every day she enjoyed coming to work and found great fulfillment in her roll as a small business owner and the daily challenges it presented to her.

Those who know her, and others who came in contact with her, may have noticed the unusual hoarseness when she spoke.  Mrs. Kisiel suffered for years with a voice disorder known as "spasmodic dysphonia".  These involuntary "spasms" of the vocal cords affect the quality of the voice and cause interruptions of speech.

Mrs. Kisiel took great pleasure in her family and has enjoyed a rich life full of blessings.  She most loved her home, which was built for her by her husband in the country 54 years ago.  She often visited her children and grandchildren who llive in various parts of the United States, but she was always most content when she returned to her beautiful home and her beloved town of Batavia where she lived her entire life.

Lois Ruth Kisiel  is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Henry John Kisiel.  They were married in St. Mary's Church in Batavia on September 8, 1948.  She is survived by her only two sisters, Betty Gautieri and Dorothy Quarterley both of Batavia.  She had five deceased brothers, Harold Clayton Jr., John, Robert, William and Gerald.

Mrs. Kisiel leaves behind her three children.  Her daughter, Diane Kisiel (Hiram) Kasten of Los Angeles, California and Batavia, two sons, Kim Henry (Katy Call) Kisiel of Geneseo and Kevin John Kisiel of Vero Beach, Florida.  Six grandchildren; Millicent Kasten of Los Angeles, California and Batavia; Courtney (Benjamin) Lundberg of Surprise, Arizona, Michael Kisiel and Daniel Kisiel of Byron and Kaylie Kisiel and Laine Kisiel of Orlando, Florida.  Two great-granchildren; Kennedy Lundberg and Bryce Lundberg of Surprise, Arizona.  Five sisters-in-law; Barbara Quartley of Rochester, June Stack of Batavia, Wanda Pulvino and Eleanor DeFilippo of Batavia and Adeline Kisiel of Rochester.  A brother-in-law; Henry Kujawski Sr. of Batavia.  Her dear cousin, Carol Stevens Rogers of Oakfield and also many beloved neices and nephews.

Family and friends may call this evening, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia.  Prayers will be Saturday at 8:45 a.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Ressurection Parish (St. Mary's site) at 9:30 a.m..  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contrubutions to the family for distribution to various charities.

Expressions of condolence may be made at:  www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home of Batavia.  Ronald P. Konieczny, director & veteran.

Oakfield - Mrs. Margo "Sissy" Vanderkooi, 62, of Oakfield, a devoted mother and grandmother, died Tuesday, (July 13, 2010)at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Vanderkooi was born March 12, 1948 in Wallacetown, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Thomas and Lucille (Fotheringham) Waye.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Vanderkooi of Oakfield; her three children, Rhonda (Joe) Barone of Batavia, Ronald (Theresa Osborne) Vanderkooi of Basom and Dawn Vanderkooi of Oakfield; a brother, James (Janice) Waye of Oregon; two sisters, Patty (George) Scott of Oregon and Martha Beechler of Oakfield; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by a sister, Thomasine Spencer.  

There are no prior calling hours and services will be private. Memorials may be made to the family. 

Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com. Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home.


Albion - Mr. Richard L. "Rick" Hollabaugh, 57, of Albion, died Sunday, (July 11, 2010)at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Hollabaugh was born January 18, 1953 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a son of the late William and Rose (Fliger) Hollabaugh.

Mr. Hollabaugh will be remembered for his great sense of humor. An animal lover, he enjoyed gardening and golfing.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen (Miller) Hollabaugh of Albion; three daughters, Sherie Norris, Leighann Bissette and Sara Hollabaugh, all of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Cameren Allen, Amber Bissette and Kayla Childers; a brother, William (JoLynn) Hollabaugh of Oakfield; three sisters, Nancy (Daniel) Coughlin of Oakfield, Sandra (Walter) Olszewski of Ballston Spa and Linda Snyder of Batavia; several nieces and nephews and his two cats, Shelby and Cally.  

Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, to be distributed to various charities. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.


Batavia - Miss Catherine Strollo, 92, of Batavia, a retired employee of the VA Medical Center, Batavia, NY, died Monday, July 12, 2010at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Miss Strollo was born July 9, 1918 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Frank and Philomena (Del Plato) Strollo.

She was a lifetime member of Ascension Parish - St. Anthony's Church.

Survivors include two special nieces, Judy (Eric) Olson and Gloria Jean (Pierluigi) Cipollone, a special nephew, Frank (Grace) Strollo and a sister-in-law, Virginia Strollo, all of Batavia. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

Miss Strollo was the sister of the late Michael, Umbardo, Ralph and Anna Strollo.

There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Ascension Parish, St. Anthony's Church, 122 Liberty St., Batavia. Memorials may be made to the Church. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Arrangements completed by the H. E. Turner and Co. Funeral Home of Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


mrs. siegel.jpgAge 57, of Bethany, a tireless Batavia City School advocate died Monday July 12, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a long battle with ALS Lou Gerhig's Disease. She was born April 21, 1953 in the Bronx, NY daughter of the late William Sauter and Agnes McWilliams of the Bronx. Mrs. Siegel received her Bachelor's from Lehman College in the Bronx and her Master's Degree from Brockport having been an RN in critical care and ER in New York City and Boston for 20 years. Most recently she was the nurse for Batavia High School until her illness prevented her from continuing. She was active with Volunteers for Animals, loved to travel and watch movies with her husband and kids who were her life. She should be remembered for her sense of humor, courage, strength and grace.

Pre-deceased by her loving and dedicated husband Dr. Alan L. Siegel on May 26, 2010. She is survived by her loving mother Agnes Sauter of Rochester, loving and devoted children William Siegel and Jacqueline (Stuart) McLean all at home, loving mother-in-law Phyllis Siegel of Florida; loving and devoted sister Whitey (Joseph) Valenti of Fairport; a loving niece Erin Valenti, loving nephew Jeffrey Valenti, a special devoted nephew Christopher Valenti, nephew Scott Siegel, and brother-in-law Bill Vido. Her dear friends who always supported her illness and her husband's illness Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Landfried, Deborah Johnson, Holly McAllister, Phil Smith, Marianne Samuelson, Pam Buresch, Tom Trosey, Kathy Broderick, Bev Hoy, Alexis Edelstien, Catherine Lodi, Laura Mulligan and Sharon May.She will be truly missed by her faithful companion, 3lb. Chihuahua Oji.

Roe and her family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Harold Lesser, Dr. John Markman, Dr. Mary O'Bear, Dr. Timothy Quill, and the nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit for the kindness, understanding, and compassion they showed. A special thanks to Veronica Leiser for her constant support and care of Roe while at home.

Visitation will be from 2-5 & 6-8 PM Friday July 16, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday July 17. In honor of Mrs. Siegel, her family requests donations be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia or Volunteers for Animals. 

Arrangements completed by The Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC of 4120 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 ~ Please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


Albion - Richard L. "Rick" Hollabaugh, 57, of Albion, formerly of Elba, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center. 

Arrangements are being completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York. 



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