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A Celebration of Life for the late Carla J. Wright will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Alexander Recreation Hall. It is located on Route 98 in Alexander (ZIP 14005).

Memorials may be made to the family.

East Bethany - Mary Frances Pietrzykowski, 85, of East Bethany, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Wyoming County Community Hospital, in Warsaw.

Mrs. Pietrzykowski was born January 19, 1931 in Batavia, a daughter of the late James and Mary Jane Sullivan Tibbs.

A member of Mary Immaculate Parish, she was a member of the altar and rosary society of the church. A member of the Lioness Club, the Falconettes, the Cookie Cutter Collectible Club, the Gadabouts and she was one of the original members of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She volunteered many hours at the Richmond Memorial Library and was honored as the volunteer of the year.

Above all else, she loved being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Edward F.  Pietrzykowski, Sr., passed away on May 1, 1988.

She is survived by her children, Patrick (Barbara) Pietrzykowski of East Bethany,  Patricia (Stephen P. Milinovich) St. Louis of Gambrills, Maryland,  Margaret "Peg" (Robert) Gorecki of Batavia, Edward "Chico" (Mary) Pietrzykowski, Jr. of East Bethany, the late Daniel (Lori) Pietrzykowski of Churchville, Dennis Pietrzykowski of East Bethany and Francis "Bummer" (Gretchen) Pietrzykowski of East Bethany; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law,  Elaine Tibbs of Batavia and  Millie Annis of West Virginia;  and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is the sister of the late Margaret, Joseph and James Tibbs, Katherine Davis and Mary Jane Annis.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at Mary Immaculate Parish - Immaculate Conception Site, 5865 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Friends of Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, New York 14054. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Winter Haven, FL ~ Ann E. Pursel, age 76, formerly of LeRoy, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida, after an extended illness.

     She was born August 16, 1939 in Batavia, N.Y., a daughter of the late Vernon Pursel and Josephine DeMars.

     Ann worked many years for the Bank of LeRoy and R G & E prior to her retirement.  She loved to bake and was an avid animal lover.

     She is survived by her sister; Arlene (late Raymond) Mancuso of LeRoy; brother, Donald (Marilyn) Pursel of LeRoy; along with many nieces, nephews, dear friends and her feline companion, Elle.  Special thanks to her "Florida family", Gloria and Joe Avino and Eldora Lyttle for all their love, friendship and care that they provided to Ann.

     She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret (Walter) Churchfield and her brothers, Joseph (Joan) Garrow, Robert (Betty) Pursel and Richard (Barbara) Pursel.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, May 14 from 2 ~ 4 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 4 PM.

     Memorials are suggested to either Volunteers for Animals or Genesee Cancer Assistance.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Ann's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Ms. Pursel and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

gt2.jpgGERALD J. TOMASZEWSKI, SR.

Age 76, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday May 6, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born September 16, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Wozniak) Tomaszewski; also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosemary (Stack) Tomaszewski and sister, Dorothy Argulski. 

Gerry was an owner/operator for many years with his partners of R.R. Gamble in Batavia which was the Budweiser distributorship in the area and was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. He was always a "farmer at heart", he enjoyed gardening, raising sheep and being on his tractors. Gerry enjoyed the family cottage on Moon Lake and spending time with his children, grandchildren and his dogs. 

Surviving are his children, Sharon (John) Newton of Batavia, Gerald J. (Alfred McGugin) Tomaszewski, Jr. of Washington, DC and Robert Tomaszewski of Batavia; sister, Carol (Harry) McCurn of Chili; sister-in-law, Eleanor Breen of Webster; brother-in-law, Robert (Kris) Stack of Pembroke; grandchildren, Nicholas and Alex Newton, Benjamin Tomaszewski along with many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present from 5-9PM on Tuesday May 10 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, where prayers will be recited Wednesday May 11 at 10:30AM followed by a 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). He will be laid to rest alongside his wife in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to St. Joseph's School 2 Summit Street Batavia. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Gerry with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

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

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Oakfield - William J. Boland, Jr., 81, of Oakfield, a music teacher at Oakfield - Alabama School, for 33 years prior to his retirement in 1992, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Boland was born May 22, 1934 in Rochester, a son of the late William J. (Sr.) and Gladys (Monk) Boland.

He served in Korea with the US Army from 1957 through 1958.  He is described as a "Loving Family Man", and enjoyed playing golf and traveling. 

He was a lover of history and spoke on the Civil War on many occasions.  He participated in the Folk Mass at St. Mary's Church, judged at the All County Music Festival, was a NYSSMA Judge and member of the Genesee County Judging Association.  He received the "Band Director of the Year” award by the Rochester Philharmonic.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne (Meerholz) Boland, whom he married on January 19, 1957; 4 daughters, Susan Boland of LeRoy, Kathleen (Todd) Swigert of Victor, Donna Boland Christman of LeRoy, and Amy (Dean) Joslyn of Oakfield; 6 grandchildren, Ronald Christman, Jr., William J. Christman, Gerald Christman, Katrina (John) Joslyn Gerber , Kaley Swigert and Kyle Swigert; a sister-in-law, Margaret Boland of Rochester; a niece, Pat Banks of SC and a great-nephew, Steven Banks of SC;

He was the brother of the late Joseph William Boland and Arthur James Boland.  

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, where services will be at 11 am Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Florence E. Fryer, 95, of Batavia, died Friday (May 6, 2016) at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

Florence was born October 25, 1920 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Floyd and Mary (Marshall) Lee.

Florence was a member of Resurrection Parish, a soda fountain worker at the 5 and 10 Store in Batavia and enjoyed crocheting.  She loved her family dearly and lived her life to the fullest.

During her time at the Genesee County Nursing Home, Florence loved the people who were there and the feeling was mutual with her.  

Florence's family is very grateful for the care, love and support the staff at the Genesee County Nursing Home showed their mother.

Survivors include her children, James (Carol Ann Cinquino) Fryer, Sandra Della Penna, Robert (Elizabeth) Fryer and David (Sue) Fryer, all of Batavia; a son-in-law, Tony Kasmarek of Batavia; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Fryer of Campbell, PA; a brother-in-law, Clarence Bolas of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Donna Lee of LeRoy; twenty-four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Florence is predeceased by her husband, Irving Fryer; son, Irving Fryer; grandson, John Fryer; daughters, Gloria Dilcher and Geraldine Kasmarek and son-in-law, Nick Della Penna.  She is a sister of the late Floyd Lee, Thomas Lee, Lucy Altman, Rita Newark, Dorothy Bolas and Regina Tallman.  

Calling hours are Monday (May 9) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday (May 10) at 11:30 a.m., followed by Florence’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be Tuesday (May 10) at 12:00 p.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

sulky.jpgGERALD D. "BEAR" KEENE

Age 72, of Batavia, died Thursday May 5, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 12, 1944 in Corfu, NY a son of the late John and Josephine (Kurkowiak) Keene, also preceded in death by a daughter, Claudia Mohr-Klein; siblings, James and Edward Keene, Pauline "Nina" Lawrence and Elizabeth "Molly" Minick. 

Bear attended Alexander Central School, he was a horse trainer at many of the area Harness tracks namely Batavia and Buffalo, he enjoyed farming and was always there for his children. 

Surviving is his loving wife of 40 years, Sharon (Mast) Keene of Batavia; children, Jennifer Mohr, Clifford Keene and Stacy Keene all of Batavia; brother, Daniel (Pat) Keene of Attica; sister-in-law, Molly Keene of Cowlesville along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 1-3pm Tuesday May 10 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will immediately follow, memorials in his memory are suggested to the family. 

Please share your memories of Bear with his family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF GERALD D. "BEAR" KEENE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

18.jpg Joyce Reed Woika, 80, of Bennington passed away on Monday May 2, 2016 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born in Plattsburgh, NY on March 15, 1936 to the late Richard and Florence (Monroe) Reed.

In addition to her parents, Joyce is predeceased by her daughter Cherylynn Van Nostrand Lounsberry; sisters Geraldine (Douglas) Palmer, Marilyn (Emil) Johnson, Phyllis (Raymond) Slater; brothers Ronald (Dorothy) Reed and Ralph Reed.

Joyce retired from the Wyoming Correctional Facility where she was the Head Account Clerk for many years.

She is survived by her life partner, Roger Hyman; sons Jackson (Kathleen) Woika of East Bethany, Richard Woika of Attica; step daughter Kristina (Keith) Erickson of Tonawanda and son in law Kenneth Lounsberry of Attica. Also surviving are her grandchildren Haley Jo Woika, Jackson and Clayton Lounsberry and Josh Woika along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services and Internment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association www.heart.org. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Ione Elaine Omans, a long time resident of Portageville, NY passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Noyes Hospital in Dansville, NY at the age of 72. Mrs. Omans was predeceased by her husband James.

She is survived by her children George (Earline) Omans, Larry Omans, Bonnie Omans, Sheldon (Melissa) Omans , and Kevin (Michelle) Omans, sister, Sharon Preston of Madisonville,KY  and her brother Brian McRae of Kutawaher; grandchildren Alicia, Samantha, Brieanna, Charissa, Kalista, and Austin, and her great-granddaughter Melina.

Mrs. Omans was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1945. She was a long time employee of Champion Products in Perry, NY and retired from the Red Cross, in Warsaw, NY.

There will be a small grave side service on Friday, May 13th at 2pm at the Quakerhill Settlement Cemetery in Weathersfield, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send a small donation to the Pike Volunteer Ambulance Company. To leave a message of condolence 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.

Batavia – Mr. Roger K. Rada, 62, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 6, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Rada was born March 1, 1954 in Batavia, a son of Isabelle Tretter Rada of Batavia and the late Raymond Rada.

A 1973 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Batavia, he was a member of Resurrection Parish. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Coon Club in East Pembroke and the Batavia Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, camping, cooking and barbecuing.

He had a deep love for his children and grandchildren and was very devoted to this faith.

Surviving along with his mother are his wife,  Jolynne  Dickinson Rada, whom  he married November 18, 1976; his children, Amy (Jeff) Rozler of Hamburg, Ryan (Jamie) Rada of Oakfield and Jessica Rada of Pavilion; five grandchildren, Thomas Rada, Rennee, Andrew and  Zachary Rozler and Cameron Maxwell; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Donald) Hayles of Arizona,  Richard (Cindy) Rada and Helen (Mark) Weibel of Batavia and Donald (Christy) Rada of Byron; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Roger’s name to Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the American Heart Association, 20 North Pointe, Suite #130, Amherst, New York 14228. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Roger’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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