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flag.jpgHerman J. Miller, 84 of North Java, passed peacefully on July 14, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. He was born February 21, 1932 in Sheldon to the late Catherine (Collier) Miller. Mr. Miller is preceded in death by two sons David and Gregory Miller; granddaughter Randall Miller; along with nine siblings.   

Mr. Miller was a combat Veteran that served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a longtime member of the VWF, Legion, Moose Club, and Holy Family Parish. Mr. Miller was an avid fisherman, gardener, woodworker, and model airplane builder. He loved walking, traveling to Florida and being with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Esther J. (Glaus) Miller of North Java; children Doug (Nancy) Miller of Cowlesville; Donna (Bob) Duncan of OR; Marianne (Lee) Clark of Attica; Sandra (Dan) Zandrowicz of North Java; sister Grace (Pete) Damico of Syracuse; 8 grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday July 21, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday July 22, 2016 at Holy Family Parish 4316 Rt. 98 North Java, NY 14113. He will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Java.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Java Rescue Squad 4274 Rt. 98 North Java, NY 14113. 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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

ziccardi.jpgPeter Ziccardi, 94, of Batavia passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born on May 2, 1922 in Batavia to the late Daniel and Frances (Baudanza) Ziccardi. He is predeceased by his loving wife Grace (Turazzo) Ziccardi who passed away in 2006; brothers Samuel and Adam Ziccardi; brothers in law John DioGuardi and Nicholas DiFalco.

Mr. Ziccardi was a United States Army Veteran, serving during WWII with the Mechanized Calvary Unit in the South Pacific for over 3 years where he earned numerus Medals. After the war, he returned home and had a 30 plus year career with the New York State Department of Corrections prior to his retirement. He was a member at the VFW #1602, St. Mary’s RC Church and was a Life Member at St. Nicholas Club and a former member of the Moose Club in Batavia. Peter was avid outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing, golfing and making wine.

He is survived by a daughter Francine (Vincent) Chilano of Batavia; a son Peter (Beth) Ziccardi of Batavia; sisters Angeline DioGuardi of OH, Mary Ann DiFalco of Batavia; grandchildren Ashley (Fiancé Joshua Platt) Ziccardi of Batavia, Michael (Fiancé Tiffany Monde) Ziccardi of Rochester, Christopher Chilano of Batavia, Nicholas (Anna) Chilano of CA; 1 great grandson Luca Chilano, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday July 17, 2016 from 3:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 18 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.  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.

Batavia - Harry T. “Hatter” Morith, 96, of Batavia, a Rural Letter Carrier at US Postal Service in Batavia, prior to his retirement, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Harris Hill Nursing Facility, in Williamsville.

Mr. Morith was born March 4, 1920 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph and Winifred (Taylor) Morith.

He served with the US Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945, attended the First Baptist Church of Batavia and loved to dance.  He was with the US Postal Service for 31 years and previously with the Daily News for 20 years as an advertising salesman.

His wife, Betty Jane (Kelley) Morith, died November 30, 2011.

Survivors include 4 step-daughters, Judy (Samuel) Meyer and Marilyn (Jack) Mosier, both of Akron and Linda Fotheringham and Roberta Tabone, both of Las Vegas; a brother, Robert (Fay) Morith of Batavia; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late George E. Morith, Franklin J. Morigh, Charles P. Morith, William J. Morith, Gordon L. Morth, Gilbert Morith, Violet Armstrong and Gertrude Precore.  

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 E. Main St., Batavia, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. 

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 
Batavia - Wayne M. Markek, 64, passed away peacefully Monday evening (July 11, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Wayne was born March 20, 1952, in Batavia, a son of the late Steven and Ethel Markek. 
 
He enjoyed playing his guitar, going to Bingo, setting up trains with his son Tim, and enjoyed classic cars.
 
He is survived by his wife Cheryl (Swiatowy) Markek for 43 years; 3 children, Robert (Patricia) Markek of East Bethany, Erika (Jason) Ball of Ft. Mitchell, Ala., and Timothy Markek of Batavia; 3 grandchildren, Kali, Zander, and Ryder Markek; 4 sisters, Barbara (Late Alfred) Wagner, Shirley (Keith) Kraatz, Nancy (Leroy) Ball, and Susan Drybala; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Thursday, July 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B.  Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu. A funeral service will be held Friday at the Mortuary at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the family.

Byron – Mrs. Libby L. Geitner, 69, of Byron, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on July 13, 2016 under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

Mrs. Geitner was born January 18, 1947 in Lackawanna, a daughter of the late Walter and Rita Benjamin Brooks.

A member of St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia, Libby was the manager at Batavia Country Club for many years.  She loved cooking, especially making hor d'oeuvres and tending to her many gardens at home. She travelled the United States extensively and the Caribbean along with her husband Richard. Libby’s favorite time of year was Christmas, decorating her home for the season. She had a deep love for family especially spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family as a caring, beautiful, fun lady with a great zest for life.

She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Geitner, whom she married February 4, 1967; her children, Scott (Hollie) Geitner of Brockport and Laurie (John) Dehm of Bergen; three grandchildren, Kayla Hofer of Bergen, Nicole and Zackary Geitner, both of Brockport; two brothers, Barry (Gail) Brooks of Florida and Grant (Sharon) Brooks of Lockport; her sister, Bonnie (Steve) Redden of Florida and several nieces, nephews and beloved friends.  

She is preceded in death by a brother, Walter "Skip" Brooks

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Libby’s funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia.  Private interment will be held in North Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Libby’s name to the family or to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Libby’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

lakin.jpg Kenneth J. Lakin Jr., age 83 of Perry passed away on Sunday July 10, 2016 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. Kenneth was born in Warsaw, New York on January 19, 1933 a son of the late Kenneth J. and Helen (Yencer) Lakin Sr. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn “Kay” (Wilcox) Lakin whom he married on August 12, 1950 she passed away on August 25, 2004; a son Randy Lakin who passed away on July 11, 2004; a daughter Kathy Wright who passed away on November 14, 2013; granddaughter Gina Ashcraft who died on April 15, 2001 and a brother Jack Lakin.

Kenneth retired from the Retsof Salt Mine in 1996 after 30 years of employment as a master mechanic. He was a former and founding member of the Perry Emergency Ambulance, an officer for the International Brothers of Mine Workers Association and was involved in the search and rescue at Retsof Salt Mine. He enjoyed camping, fishing, going to beaches, swimming, golfing and roller skating when he was younger. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by 2 daughters; Sandra (Bruce) Kelly, Linda (Peter) LeBlond both of Perry; a son Kevin (Pamela) Lakin of Winchester, VA.; a sister June (Bob) Stuerbezecher of Cortland, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2:00-3:00PM on Saturday July 16, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. A 3:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the ARC of Livingston – Wyoming 18 Main Street Mount Morris, NY 14510 or visit www.lwarc.org.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Stafford - Karen F. Clement, age 66, an administrative assistant for the town of Stafford, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Highland Health System.

Mrs. Clement was born January 31, 1950 in Batavia the daughter of the late Warren and Mary (Grace) Fargo who survives of Corfu.

She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church in Irondequoit.  Mrs. Clement previously belonged to St. James Episcopal Church of Batavia where she served on the vestry and was the choir director.  She enjoyed playing the piano and spending summers on Lake Ontario.  Before her employment for Stafford she was a telephone operator for NY Telephone.

Surviving along with her mother is her husband, Robert Clement, whom she married January 6, 1990.  Also surviving are  three daughters; Melissa (Gary Fore) Bowen of Batavia, Kathryn Bowen of Stafford and Michelle (Christopher)  Iwasko of  N. Chili; one brother, James (Amy) Fargo of Batavia, grandchildren; Kayleigh Perez, Whitney Athoe and Aidan and Katrina Iwasko and a great-grandchild, Zoey Keith.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where her services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. She will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, c/o Fr. David Harnish, P.O. Box 233, Pittsford, New York 14534 or the charity of the donor's choice.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Karen’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Russell E. Phillips, age 52, of Batavia, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Russ was born January 12, 1964 in Rochester, a son of the late Gary and Jacquelyn Magee Phillips.

Russ was an amazing cook who loved to garden and feed the birds. He will be remembered by many as a good neighbor who was always willing to lend a hand; whether it was shoveling their driveway, cooking a meal for them or any other task that was asked of him.

Above all, he loved being with his family and spending time with his children.

He is survived by his children, Jaymi Sullivan of Gray, Maine and Eli Mitscher of Attica; his siblings, Greg (Christine) Phillips of Asheville, North Carolina, Tracy Phillips of Warsaw, Betty (Howard) Bogle of Perry and Kelly (David) Warren of Batavia; and many nieces and nephews that he dearly loved.

Friends may call on Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where his memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to your favorite charity or to the family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Edward M. Gutowski 1934 – 2016 of Cheektowaga, NY, following a short illness and a long life in  service of others.

Loving son of the late Edward H. and Agnes (Pryzbyl) and devoted husband of the late Dorothy (Kowal) Gutowski.

Loving father of his sons, Edward A. (Mary) and Alan J. (Jennifer),daughters, Paula A. (Steve) Noyes and Laura L. (Michael) Russo. Also, seven adoring grandchildren, as well as nephews and nieces. Brother of Donald (Barbara), Patricia (David) Brant and Gerald (Donna).

Retired Service Technician from Sears, Roebuck & Co. after 42 years of dedicated service. Long-time parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi R. C. Church and dedicated past volunteer for Habitat for Humanity (Orleans). Lover of all things God-given: family, nature, music, art and baseball.

Calling hours at C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St. Corfu, NY, Monday, July 11from 4 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St. Corfu, NY, Tuesday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Internment service for family at Evergreen Hill Cemetery Corfu, NY following mass.

Donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity.

Batavia - Louanne J. Tidd, 46, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, (July 7, 2016) at the Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia, following a long illness.

Mrs. Tidd was born September 21, 1969 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Charles and Virginia (Perkins) Davis.

Louanne was a loving, forgiving and head strong person.  She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed collecting dolphins and unicorns.  She will be remembered for her love of hot pink and black.  Most of all, she loved her family dearly. 

She is the wife of Alan Tidd, Sr., whom she married July 21, 1988 in Albany. 

Surviving along with her husband are her children, Charlene Tidd of Oakfield, Alan Tidd, Jr. of Batavia, and Zachary Tidd of Elba; grandchildren, Marcia and Adon of Oakfield; brothers, Charles Davis of Oakfield, and Stephen (Jane) Davis of Albany; sisters, Frances (Daryl) Hooten of Oakfield, Roxanne (Dean) Pittman of Albion.  Several nieces and nephews along with many friends at the Genesee County Nursing Home also survive.

She is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Tidd and an infant grandson, Jacob "Jaz" Tidd. 

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Genesee County Nursing Home for the wonderful and compassionate care they provided for Louanne.   

Friends may call on Monday from 10 to 12 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, where Louanne’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling hours at 12.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  Private burial will take place at a later date.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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