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Adolph A. Mruczek, 84, of Batavia, died Friday (January 18, 2013) at his residence.

He was born in Batavia on June 9, 1928 a son of the late Andrej and Karolina Twardowska Mruczek.  His wife Stephanie Dudek died in 1997.

Mr. Mruczek was a professional home builder all his life and constructed over 100 custom homes in the Genesee County area.  He was a life member of Ascension Parish in Batavia where he served as an alter boy and usher in his later years.  He was also a member of the Holy Name Society and Polish Falcons of America, Nest 492.  In his younger years, he was fondly known by his friends as “Polka” but by his parents and siblings he was affectionately known as “Dollie”.

Surviving are his children: Susan (Peter) Hoy, Frederick (Mary Ann) Mruczek, Thomas (Barbara) Mruczek and Gregory (Maria) Mruczek all of Batavia.  Eleven grandchildren: Eric, Stephanie, Alexandra “Sasha”, Brittany, Casimir, Leah, Gregory Jr. and Andrew Mruczek, Noah, Zachary and Stephanie Hoy.  Brother and sister in law, Alexander and Caroline Mruczek of Belin, NM.  Sisters in law, Mildred Mruczek of Corfu and Carol Mruczek of Batavia.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.  He was the brother of the late: Blanch Mruczek, Caroline Hyback, Helen Konieczny, Chester, Edward, Walter, Albene and Stephan Mruczek. 

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Tuesday from 4 – 9 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where prayers will be Wednesday at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020 or the American Diabetes Assoc., P. O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.  Ronald Konieczny II, Director& Proprietor.

 Age 84, of Batavia, retired President of the former Beardsley’s Clothing Store, died peacefully Saturday morning January 19, 2013 at the Martin-Linsin Residence @ Hospice of Orleans. He was born April 22, 1928 in Batavia, a son, of the late Eldoune A. & Elsie (Ruoff) Thornton Sr., also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Janet (Moore) Thornton in 2005, and a sister, Marilyn Thornton Dilcher in 2003.

     Mr. Thornton was a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, attended Syracuse University and Bryant & Stratton College. In 1950 he entered the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was discharged a Master Sergeant in 1952. Al started as a salesman at E. J. Beardsley Co. clothing store in 1947, then with two associates purchased the business in 1964 and was the first retail store to rebuild on Main Street in 1967, during the Court Street Urban Renewal Project. He was later joined in the business by his two sons, Dwight & Timothy; they expanded into women’s clothing and a sports department, known as Beardsley’s Fan Stand. Al’s wife also operated a craft department in the store until 1997. He was long active in the Batavia community, an honorary member and past president of the Batavia Rotary Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow, one of Rotary’s highest honors. He was instrumental in forming a committee to operate the concession stand for the Rotary Club at Dwyer Stadium, co-chairing the project for twenty five years. A past president of the Batavia Junior Chamber of Commerce, served as secretary/treasurer of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, past president of the former Genesee Memorial Hospital Board, past president of the Children’s Home Association, was one of the founders of Batavia Youth Football and served as secretary/treasurer for many years, served on the City of Batavia Water & Sewer Board, Urban Renewal Agency and former treasurer of the Hawley Assembly Committee for former New York State Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley. A former member of the Batavia Club, former Moose Club and Elks Lodge, member of the American Legion Post #332, a fifty year member of the First Presbyterian Church, former Deacon, Elder and Clerk of Session and President of the 20-30 Club. An avid baseball fan, he enjoyed woodworking, rebuilding player pianos, a selfless man who was always giving to his family and back to the community.

     Surviving are loving sons, Dwight (Tina) Thornton and Timothy (Margaret) Thornton both of Batavia; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     Family and friends may visit from 4-7 PM on Tuesday January 22, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Prayer Service will celebrated by Monsignor Leo McCarthy at 7:00 PM. Memorials in Al’s memory are suggested to Notre Dame High School Union Street Batavia, New York 14020 or Hospice of Orleans 14080 Rt. 31W Albion, New York 14411. He will be laid to rest with his wife in Grand View Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

 

Arland B. Rees, 90 of Batavia, passed away on January 19, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born November 13, 1922 in Houghton to the late David A. (Mabel Benton) Rees. On August 26, 1944 he married Louise (Wales) Rees in Rome, NY. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy & Houghton College, attended Syracuse University and received his Doctorate from Buffalo State College. He was Assistant Principle/Guidance Counselor at Corning Free Academy, Professor of History at Houghton College, served several Churches in the Wesleyan Methodist and United Methodist denominations. Arland served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy during WWII.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Louise R. (Wales) Rees of Batavia; son John (Kimberly) Rees of Batavia; daughter Carol (Paul) Ensell of Belmont, NY; grandchildren David and Kelli Rees; Tomas and Cara Ensell; Michelle White.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday January 24, 2013 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in Houghton Cemetery, Houghton.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the NYS Veterans Home Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

Age 72, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday morning January 16, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born March 1, 1940 in Alleghany, NY a daughter of the late Joseph E. & Letha (Tyler) Karl, also prceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Owens and a sister, Judith Karl.

Mrs. Owens was an active, faithful member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and the Legion of Mary. She was an avid Sabres' fan, and will be remembered for her beautiful smile and devotion to her family.

Surviving are her beloved daughters, Mary Beth (James) Demmer, Donna (Nelson) Weibel and Janet Owens all of Batavia; brother, Phillip J. (Cherie) Karl of Washington State; 5 grandchildren, James, Thomas (Amanda Ambrose), Peter, Benjamin Demmer and Cassandra Swanson all of Batavia along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 3-7 PM on Friday January 18, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West MaIn Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 8:45 AM Saturday January 19 followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (East Pembroke Site). Memorials in Lorna's memory are suggested to Lake Plains Dialysis or the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate & WNY 15 Prince Street Rochester, New York 14607. Burial will be alongside her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Age 60, of Batavia, died Monday afternoon January 14, 2013 at his home. He was born August 22, 1952 in Erie, PA a son of the late Leon J. & Noreen (McConnell) Stone-Keenan.

Michael was retired from the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was a United States Navy Veteran and a former member of the Army National Gaurd. He was a history buff, especially military history and was an avid Star Trek fan.

Surviving are his loving sons, Mr. & Mrs. Adam Stone, Andrew (Melody) Stone and Abram Stone all of Batavia; former wife, Debra Langford of Stafford; brothers, Martin (Sandra) Stone of North Carolina, Mitchell Stone & John Keenan; his step-father, Raymond Keenan all of Brockport; 4 grandchildren along with sevral nieces and nephews.

Funeral serivces will be held privatley by the family; memorials are suggested to the WNY Chapter of the American Diabetes Association 315 Alberta Drive Suite 102 Amherst, New York 14226. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Yvonne was born in Manhatten, NY on May 27, 1941 a daughter of the late John Stroman and Josephine Williams. She was a resident of the Perry ICF. She moved to the Livingston and Wyoming County area in 1988. She enjoyed being around people, especially her care givers at the various state homes she was in. She enjoyed the many parties at the home, going on different outings, and was known to be quite the jokester.

She is survived by the many caregivers at the Perry ICF.

Friends may call from 9:30-10:30am on Wednesday January 16th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 10:30am. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry, NY.

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

 

Age 71, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday afternoon January 13, 2013 at the Erie County Medical Center. He was born January 4, 1942 in Rochester, a son of the late Henry J. & Arline (Welker) Seager and also preceded in death by his son, James W. Seager in 2012.

He was the owner of Tom Seager Real Estate and Appraisal and was one of the original founders of the LeRoy Ambulance Service. A Veteran of the United States Army, he enjoyed playing cards and watching world news on CNN. Tom was a former vice president of the Batavia Area Jaycees, past president of Parents Without Partners, a local volunteer for MDA and the Jerry Lewis Telethon and he wrote frequent book reviews for the Batavia Daily News under the title, BKWMSEZ.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 25 years, Phyllis (Hottois) Seager of Batavia; loving son, Robert Seager of Batavia; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 10-11 AM on Saturday January 19, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Tom's Life will begin at 11:00 AM. Memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals of Batavia & Genesee County PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York 14021, National Parkinson's Foundation of WNY 5140 Main Street Ste 303-154 Williamsville, New York 14221 or the American Lung Association of WNY 210 John Glenn Drive Ste 3 Buffalo, New York 14228. Burial with Full Military Honors will be in Elmwood Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Joan Lois Bly, lifetime resident of Perry, New York was born to the late Arthur L. Barrows and R. Ruby Watson Barrows of Bacon Road on April 9, 1930, the youngest of five children. After her childhood on the family farm, Joan moved into the village, marrying Robert L. Bly also of Perry, on June 2, 1950. Joan’s career as a fashion model and salesperson for Lippman’s Style Shop ended with the birth of their first child. She devoted the rest of her life to caring for her family, her home and gardens and her closest friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Bly, and her two brothers Dean Barrows and Robert Barrows.

Joan is survived by her four children, Claudia Bly, Kirk Bly, Robert Bly and Meggan Humphrey; her two sisters, Laura McIntyre and Freda Reinheimer; her granddaughter, Courtney Bly; , along with nieces and nephews.

Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

In honor of Joan and her love of nature, memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, New York State Chapter, 1048 University Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


 

Wenole “Winnie” Deiter, 74 of Perry, died January 8, 2013 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born July 9, 1938 in Pike to the late Everett (Irene Burger) Ackerman. Mrs. Deiter was a longtime member of the Brick Presbyterian Church of Perry, very active in the church with women’s groups and bible studies. She volunteered for the March of Dimes and often participated in the Walkathons. Winnie was an avid bowler. She is preceded in death by a daughter Jody Jones Deiter (2000), grandson CJ Deiter (1983) and brother Lyle Ackerman (2006).
                                                                                                                        
She is survived by her beloved husband Paul Deiter of Perry; sons Collins (Donna) Deiter of Norfolk, VA; Brian (Bonnie) Deiter of Perry; daughter Theresa (Roy) Yamonaco of Leicester; brothers Gregory Ackerman of Iowa; Wendell Ackerman of Nunda; Everett Ackerman Jr. of Pike; sisters Virginia (Steve) Frazier of Gainesville; Shirley (Clark) Hurlburt of Gainesville; Mary (James) Fuss of Arcade; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM on Friday January 11, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc. at www.kidney.org.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry, please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Mary was born in Lockport, New York on October 13, 1924 a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Smith. Mrs. Massaro worked for many years at the Batavia Nursing Home as a nurses aide and was also a private home health care provider. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She is preceded in death by her husband Dominic J. Massaro who died in 2006; sons Rodney Massaro who died in 2001, Robert Massaro who died in 2011; a sister Rose Martell, brothers Harold and Norman Smith.

She is survived by a daughter; Dolly (Antoni) Kowalski of Perry. a son; Richard (Danielle) Massaro of Ohio, sister-in-law: Donna Massaro of Akron, and brother-in-law: Americo Massaro of Iowa, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, dear friends; Mike Sparling and Lisa Wheeler of Perry and JoAnne Knapp of Warsaw, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday January 14th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry). Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Perry, NY.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Church 9 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information please call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

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