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nestor.jpg  Mark A. Nestor, 73 of Batavia passed away on Thursday August 4, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born on November 6, 1942 in Pittsburg, PA to the late James Nestor and Elsie (Johnson) Nestor. He is preceded in death by siblings Dennis Nestor and Janice Meinel.

Mr. Nestor was a United States Navy Veteran and served admirably in Vietnam. He enjoyed playing tennis, music and was an avid card player. Mark was a car enthusiast and loved Saab’s. He was above all else a family man and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife Catherine (Macheda) Nestor of Batavia; daughters Marie (Tom) Martell of Oakfield; Jennifer (Paul) Ko of Princeton, NJ; sister Loretta Branciforte of Batavia; 4 grandchildren Olivia and Dylan Ko, Sophia and Malena Martell, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday August 7, 2016 from 2:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00AM on Monday August 8, 2016 at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

blew.jpgRobert D. “Bob” Blew, 82 of Basom passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday August 4, 2016 at Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born September 30, 1933 in Indian Lake, NY to the late Robert “Bill” (Dorothy King) Blew. Mr. Blew is preceded death by a daughter-in-law Patricia Blew, his brothers Harold and Bernard Blew.

Mr. Blew was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, NYS Farm Equipment Dealers Association, NYS Christmas Tree Growers Association, and the National Camel Club. Bob graduated from Alfred Ag & Tech with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, and was a member of Gama Theta Gama Fraternity. He owned and operated Blew Equipment, Inc. in Akron and the family farm Golden Blew Acres where they focused mainly on Christmas Trees and Exotic Animals. Bob loved caring for all of the animals but his greatest love was being in the company of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Rebecca V. (Simpson) Blew of Basom; children Terry (Barbara) Blew of Alabama, NY; Larry (Fiancé Elnora) Blew of Nyack, NY; Sherry (Bob) Valvo, Merry (Henry) Stachowski both of Batavia; Garry (Charise) Blew of Alabama, NY; 19 grandchildren Brooke (Eric) Mann, Justin (Yvette) Blew, Nathan (Michelle) Blew, Annie (Brennan) Morrison, Daniel Blew, Stephanie (John) Gianidda, Geoffrey (Andrea) Blew, Samantha (Fiancé Taylor) Valvo, Courtney (Joey) Baker, Joseph Stachowski, Ashley Stachowski, Anthony, Jacob, and Zachary Blew, Brandon (Samantha) Hall, Kyle Hall, Dominic (Vanessa) Anastasia, Derek (Fiancé Sarah) Harris, and Chanice Harris; 19 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Saturday August 6, 2016 from 10 to 11AM at St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at the Church 11:00AM on Saturday. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County, Inc. 14080 NY-31 Albion, NY 14411 or to Medina Fire Department & Ambulance 600 Main St. Medina, NY 14103. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Longtime Western New York Horseman, David A. Spaziano, of Rochester, New York, died on July 25, 2016 at age 76.

According to his family, “If we had to sum up David's life in one picture, this one says it all. Horses and horse racing were his heart and soul.”

Mr. Spaziano drove home 152 winners during his harness racing career. His trainees won over 70 races. Some of his most popular horses include Scorpion Prince and Passion Time. 

His last driving win came at Buffalo Raceway on November 12, 1997 behind Handsome Boy.

David is predeceased by Ida & Anthony Spaziano. David is survived by: daughters Laurie, Layna and Michelle; (former spouse Ann Marie Spaziano); son David (companion Gloria Jean Ricci); grandchildren Frankie, Michael, Shane and Kendra; sister Dolores (Lee) Capomaccio; and brother Al (Elaine) Spaziano. 

Celebrate David's life with a night at Batavia Downs. No calling hours.

camoflag.jpg Gordon A. Gluck, 90, of Batavia passed away on Sunday July 31, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Batavia on October 15, 1925 to the late Fred and Hazel (Greene) Gluck. He is predeceased by his wife Naomi (Roth) Gluck.

Gordon was a United States Army WWII Veteran. He and his wife spent the winters in Myrtle Beach for over 50 years prior to her passing in 2013. He lived life on his own terms and tried to live everyday to its fullest.

He is survived by his children; Steven Gluck of Charlotte, NC. Thomas (Laura) Gluck of Odessa, Fl. and Cheryl (Donald) Little of Churchville, MD; siblings David (Joanne) Gluck of North Ft. Myers, FL, Paul (Lorraine) Gluck of Batavia, Alma (Burt) Sliker of Bradenton, FL., and Lorraine (William) Harris of Silver Springs, MD; grandchildren Sarah, Adam and Morgan Little; Jacob, Naomi, Jennifer and Heather Gluck.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Friday August 5, 2016 from 10:00AM -12:00 noon at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A Graveside Service will immediately follow calling hours at Forest Hill Cemetery on Rt. 98 in Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Veterans Outreach Center 447 South Ave. Rochester, NY 14620.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

Darien Center - Joseph Robert Corona, 71, passed away at the Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

He was born in Batavia on August 16, 1944, to Joseph and Lucy (DiSalvo) Corona.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Joan McDonald; three children, Joseph Corona (Spouse) of Batavia, Mark Corona of Darien Center and Nicole Corona (Derek) of N. Tonawanda; the light of his life, his grandson Kyle Sadlocha.  He is also survived by a sister, Florence (Nicholas) Pascucci of Stafford; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister Joan (Nate) Mancuso and 2 brothers, Vincent (Carol) Corona and Patrick (Norma) Corona and a nephew Stephen Mancuso

Joe was a very proud Marine who served at numerous assignments, one of which was Seoul South Korea where his wife joined him.  After his discharge, he worked for the NYS Department of Corrections at Attica for 27 years. 

In his younger years, he earned his pilot's license and enjoyed flying with his father in their planes.  Another pastime as spent in his boat on Lake Ontario.  For the past 10 years, he and his wife spent their winters at their home in Ft. Myers, FL.

Friends may call from 10 to 11:45 am on Thursday at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street in Batavia.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. 

Memorials may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, 150 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, NY 14642.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia/Elba - Gerald C. Rowcliffe, 75, of Batavia and formerly of Elba, died Thursday (July 28, 2016) at the Batavia Health Care Center in Batavia.

 

Gerald was born May 14, 1941 in Batavia, a son of the late Roy and Beatrice (Carver) Rowcliffe.

He was an owner at Roy C. Rowcliffe & Sons Growers in Elba.  Gerald owned race horses with Row-Gil Stables, coached minor league baseball and worked part time at Max Pies in Batavia.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Ferrara) Rowcliffe of Batavia; his children, Carrie (Joe) DiFrancesco of Haliburton, Ontario ,Tara (Mike) Minor of Rochester and Shawn (Michele) Rowcliffe of Farmington; his grandchildren, Angi DiFrancesco, Danny DiFrancesco, Leah (TJ) Peca, Jimmy (fiancée Lindsay Manning) DiFrancesco, Maddie Minor, Travis Minor, Mitchel Minor and Olivia Rowcliffe; three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, Donald Rowcliffe and his grandson, Austin Rowcliffe.  

A Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at City Slickers (on the patio), 59 Main Street in Batavia.  Private burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, 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.

Gerald’s arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home of Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

 

 

Kent/Batavia- Louise E. Cockram, 106, of Kent, a longtime Batavia resident and clerk at F.W. Woolworth Store in Rochester, died Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Orchard Manor Residential Health Care Facility, in Medina.

Mrs. Cockram was born August 28, 1909 in West Bergen, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Lena (Dilcher) Redinger.

She had attended the City Church and enjoyed crochet and playing the piano.

She is predeceased by her first husband, Roy Spencer who died in 1954 and her second husband, Francis Cockram, who died in 1995.

She was the mother of the late Margaret Acker, William Spencer and Elwin Spencer and sister of the late Andrew, Ernest, Harold, Frederick, Richard, Carl, Emma, and George Redinger and Helen Lacy.

Survivors include 2 step-sons, Robert Cockram of Lansing, NY and William (Janyce) Cockram of Kent, 3 step-daughters, Janet (Loren) Wetzel of Williamsville, Jean Edwards of Provo, UT and Helen Hill of Bergen; one beloved granddaughter, Evonne Spencer of Ramona, CA;, 15 step-grandchildren, 40 step-great grandchildren, several great-great and great-great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may attend graveside services 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Byron Cemetery, Town-line Road, Route #262, in Byron.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 20 North Pointe, Suite #130, Amherst, NY 14228.  Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co., Inc. of Batavia, NY.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

pj2.jpgPAULINE JOHNS

Age 86, of Oakfield, died peacefully Thursday afternoon July 28, 2016 at Home while under the care of Orleans Hospice and her loving family. She was born June 13, 1930 in Rochester, NY a daughter of the late Alex and Edna Marks, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Lester Johns; brothers, Alex, William and Charles Marks; sisters, Matilda Harvey, Marian Wielgosgynski, Dorothy Kraft, Ethel Kiehl and great-granddaughter, Julia Kay Cory. 

Pauline was a former member of the Oakfield Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon. A former Zonta Club member she was very active in the Oakfield community being a member of the Oakfield Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, working for the Genesee County Election Committee and a volunteer on the first committee for Oakfield Labor Daze, now an annual tradition. She enjoyed her flower gardens, playing cards and home in Florida but nearest her heart was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Surviving is her beloved children, Robert (Tammy) Brion of Middleport, James (Susan) Brion, Gregory Johns, Linda (Raymond) Smith all of Oakfield, Lizabeth (Lyle) Starkweather of Basom, Barbara (Jim Anderson) Rose of Port Charlotte, FL and Leslie (Richard) Stauss of Oakfield; brother, Robert Marks of IL; sister, Margaret Warner of Geneseo; daughter-in-law, Kay Brion of Oakfield; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. 

The John's family will be present from 5-8PM on Tuesday August 2 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where a Celebration of Pauline's Life will  begin at 11:00AM Wednesday August 3. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Cary Cemetery and memorials in her memory can be made to Hospice of Orleans, Inc. 14080 State Rt. 31 Albion, New York 14411. 

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

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

 

 

dlavrincik.jpgDOROTHY J. LAVRINCIK

Age 74, of Darien Center, died peacefully Wednesday July 27, 2016 at her home under the care of Hospice and her family. She was born October 17, 1941 in Triangle, VA a daughter of the late Silas and Elizabeth (Horton) Grigsby also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Karol Lavrincik, Sr. in 2014; brothers, Roy and Edward Grigsby. 

Mrs. Lavrincik was a long time member of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church and a lifelong homemaker. She will be remembered as a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Surviving are her loving children, Karl (Deb) Lavrincik, Jr. of Warsaw, John (Ann) Lavrincik of Attica, Richard (Brenda) Lavrincik of Attica and Kathryn (Tom) Lukasik of Attica; brother, Robert Grigsby of VA; sister-in-law, Frances Szfarski of Darien; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. 

There is no prior visitation and the Lavrincik family invites all to celebrate in Dorothy's Mass of Christian Burial 10:30AM Saturday July 30 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, a private burial for the family will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory are suggested to Wyoming County Hospice or the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Dorothy with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

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

 

hoy.jpg Harry A Hoy Jr., 90, of Batavia passed away on July 20, 2016 at the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia. Harry was born in Buffalo on September 23, 1925. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 65yrs Lucille (Spoth) Hoy.

Harry served in the Air Force during WWII. He enjoyed family, church, playing the harmonica, gardening, hunting, fishing and volunteering doing the prison ministry at Attica Prison.                

He was the devoted father of Harry Hoy III, David (Diana) Hoy, Susan (Michael) Daugherty, Daniel Hoy, Paul (Lynn) Hoy, Claire (Philip) Reiner, Michelle (Gary) Midkiff, Peter (Susan) Hoy, Elaine Hoy; Dear brother of late Marcia(Don)Lindsey, James(Sherry) Hoy, Judy Hoy, Annette (late Louis) Miller, Karen Balduf; in laws Robert Spoth, Al (Jean Turton) Lou B. Spoth; blessed with 23 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday August 27, 2016 from10:00-11:00AM at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church 8445 Greiner Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 where an 11:00AM Memorial Service will immediately follow visitation. There will be a luncheon to follow at the church.

For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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