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LeRoy ~ James L. Koska, age 49, of Myrtle Street, died Monday morning (May 27, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

     He was born February 15, 1964 in Buffalo, NY, a son of Daniel and Carolyn Miazga Koska.

     Mr. Koska will be remembered as a loving dad, who enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially fishing and hunting.    

     In addition to his parents, Daniel and Carolyn of Brimfield, MA, he is survived by his children; Brianna Koska of LeRoy, Gabrielle Koska of Penfield and Ryan Koska of Pavilion, his siblings; Judy (Susie) Koska of Buffalo, Cheryl (Mike) Tetrault of VT, Walter Koska of Warren, MA, Charlene (Michael) Moynahan of Monson, MA and Andrea (Armand) Thebert of Broomfield, MA, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Denielle Hugli on May 11, 2012.

     Family and friends are invited to remember and share their memories of Jim at a Memorial Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 Lake Street (Rt. 19), Bergen, NY. 

     Mr. Koska and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Age 91, of Depew, died peacefully Wednesday March 6, 2013 at Sisters of Charity/St. Joseph's Campus in Cheektowaga.

Mr. Mawer served with the Royal Corp. of Engineers in WWII and was a member of St. Martha's Parish in Depew. An avid woodworker, he loved the outdoors, especially gardening, plants and bird watching. He and his wife enjoyed their cottage on Lake Simcoe and traveling throughout the US and Europe.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 63 years, Jean (Libawski) Mawer of Depew; loving daughters, Peggy (Gordon) Dibble of Corfu, Linda (Ken) Kruger of Rochester & Erica Mawer of NYC; loving son, John (Cathy) Mawer of Lancaster; brother-in-law Leon (Renate) Libawski of Canada; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass 11:00 AM Saturday June 1, 2013 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish (Corfu Site) and a luncheon 1:00 PM at the Dibble Family Center 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wilfred's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

 

 

Joanne M. Calverley, 52 of Perry, died May 30, 2013 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born in Cleveland, OH on April 30, 1961 to the late Bernard Calverley and Elizabeth (Young) Calverley of Sardinia, NY. Joanne worked as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Parish in Perry and was very active in the church. She belonged to the Garden Club, enjoyed photography and being outdoors but most of all being with her family. She is preceded in death by a brother Andrew Calverley and sister Joyce Berg.

She is survived by 3 children Eric Glasner of Watertown; Daryl Glasner of Perry; Emily  (Jack) Phetteplace of Glenwood, NY; grandson Jackson Phetteplace; brothers David (Bobbi) of Scottsdale, AZ; Tony Calverley of Sardinia; sister Linda (Tom) Nernestruk of Scottsdale, AZ along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday June 3, 2013 at St. Isidore’s Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Perry. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. 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.

Indian Falls - Frances Laudisio, 89, of Indian Falls, passed away Wednesday (May 29, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Laudisio was born June 5, 1923, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Del Corso Piccolo. She was a Book Keeper for Indian Falls Lake. She was also part owner of Kidz-N-Company Daycare but her greatest passion in life was her dedication and love of her family. Bingo was her favorite pastime. Mrs. Laudisio was the wife of the late Herman Laudisio.

Frances is survived by two daughters, Donna (late Carl) Schafer of Indian Falls  and Andrea (David) Odachowski of Batavia;  five grandchildren, Jen (Mark), Aaron (Andrea), Michelle (Chas.), Brian (Julie) and Dawn (Joe);  16 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Julie (Donald) Little of Lockport.

Friends may call Sunday 3 - 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia. Flowers are gratefully declined and memorials may be made to the church or to the Indian Falls Fire Department. 

Lorraine was born in Buffalo, New York on October 9, 1925 a daughter of the late George and Marion Herring Aberth. Lorraine was a graduate of Leicester High School. She worked for the former Robeson Cutlery in Castile and retired from the former Champion Products in Perry. She enjoyed doing various crafts including decorative painting and loved animals. She enjoyed being around her family, grandchildren, and her sisters. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Willey, son-in-law: John Schum, granddaughter Kendall Willey, and brothers Harold and Robert Aberth.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Donna Fraser of Honeoye Falls, Patricia Dean of Perry and Susan (Bill) Jones of Hunter, 4 sons: David (Susan) Willey of Perry, Michael (Kim) Willey of Geneseo, Stephen (Bonnie) Willey of Leicester and Dennis Willey of Honeoye Falls, 2 sisters: Eileen Olin and Jean Boothe both of Perry, 2 sister-in-laws: Eleanor Aberth of Silver Lake and Teresa Aberth of Leicester, 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday June 1st from 1-4pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm 99 Victor Rd. Fairport, NY 14450. 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.

Sandra Lynn Shadduck Jackson, 76 of Batavia, died May 27, 2013 at the Leo Center for Caring in Rochester. She was born May 6, 1937 in Tunkhannock, PA to the late Bruce (Jean Cleveland) Shadduck.

Sandra started working as a nurse’s assistant when she was a junior at Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock, Pa. She loved the work so much that right after graduating in 1955 she went to nursing school at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
During nursing school, for a time she kept in touch with her boyfriend from high school -- he had played football while she sang in the school musicals – but after a spat she gave back his fraternity pin. When school ended, she took her registered nurse’s degree to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Her old boyfriend, Roger Jackson, was in New York, too, selling luggage at Saks Fifth Avenue after quitting college. He proposed. She said “Yes,” with one condition: he had to return to college. They eloped during his spring break, spent their wedding night in Allentown, Pa. and drove to Tunkhannock to tell their parents, Bruce and Jean Shadduck, and Ethel and Clark Jackson, who was in a hospital and died two days later. While Roger finished college, Sandy worked at Tompkins County Hospital in Ithaca, N.Y., where their first son, W. Kent Jackson, was born in 1960. After Roger graduated from Cornell University, the family moved to Batavia, N.Y. where Sandy nursed servicemen at the Veteran’s Hospital, cared for children in the pediatrics ward of the former Genesee Memorial Hospital and then worked in the office of the obstetrician, Dr. Laurence G. Roth, who had delivered her second son, Bruce Wood Jackson, in 1963. Sandy sang in the choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, and she and Roger ran the refreshment stand for the Pop Warner Youth Football League in Bataiva. When Dr. Roth retired in 1998, so did she. Sandy said she never outgrew her love of nursing, though in 30 years she never earned more than $9 an hour. After retiring, she had one final patient. Her husband was stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She nursed him in their home by herself until he died in 1996 at 56. After his death, Sandy continued to live in Batavia, but always visited her sons and their families, especially her five grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her beloved husband W. Roger Jackson in 1996.

She was the loving mother of Kent and his wife, Karen, live in Conyngham, Pa. Their daughter, Lauren, lives in Philadelphia, and their son, Colin, in Chicago.
Bruce and his wife, Amy, live in New Rochelle, N.Y. with their daughter, Kiera, and sons, Calvin and Oscar.

There will be no prior calling hours.  A 1:00 PM Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Interment in Tunkhannock, PA.   

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, 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.


 

Fay Johnson Dumbleton, 81, of E. Bethany, died peacefully on Sunday (May 26, 2013) at Crossroads House.

She was born in Batavia on February 19, 1932, daughter of the late Charles B. and Hazel V. Hyde Johnson.

Fay was formerly employed by P.W. Minor Shoe Factory, New York Telephone Co. and Lawing Studio.  Fay was a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Assoc., Ontario CAVY (Guinea Pigs) Club, where she was a breeder and judge for over 35 years.  She volunteered for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and was a member and past officer of the Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post #332 Auxiliary.

She was the wife of the late Robert J. Coniber who died in 1964.

Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Dumbleton of E. Bethany. Three step-children, Cathy (Norm) Monachino of Elba, David L. Dumbleton of Wyoming, NY and Steven (Cindy) Dumbleton of LeRoy.  Also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and very dear friends, Denise and Bill Robertson of Canada.

No prior visitation.  A graveside service will be held Saturday (June 1st), 11am at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14621 or Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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.

 

Ray W. Luzier, 82, of Batavia, died Friday (May 24, 2013) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

He was born in Carthais, PA on February 9, 1931, a son of the late Kyle and Thelma McGonagail Luzier.

Ray was a volunteer driver for the Disabled American Veterans Van for many years. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Lackawana and was a bartender for over 15 years at Jim's Saloon in E. Pembroke. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia and a member of the United Auto Workers Union, Local 897.

Surviving is his wife of over 63 years, Janet M. Cupler Luzier whom he married on August 19, 1950. Two daughters and a son: Thelma and Rick Johnson of Marengo, OH, Cindy and Hal Kreter of E. Pembroke and Raymond and Lori Luzier of Joshua Tree, CA.

Six grandchildren: Kimberly (Jason) Reformat, Jason (Casey) Annis, Stephen (Kara) Kreter, Melinda Kreter, Justin (Amanda) Luzier and Vincent (Rachael) Luzier.  Seven great grand-children also survive. 

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA on Tuesday (May 28th) from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM.  Service will be Wednesday at 11 AM at the funeral home.

Those desiring may offer memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans Van Fund.

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.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY ll, Director & Proprietor. 

Age 88, of Batavia, died Wednesday morning May 22, 2013 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born May 29, 1924 in Batavia, NY  to the late Emil & Rose (Vendetta) Marone, also preceded in death by her husbands, Larry Merritt in 1963 and James E. White Jr. in 2013; brother, Emil "Buster" Marone and sister, Angeline Marone

Connie was a wonderful, caring mother and enjoyed her dog, Maggie.

Surviving are her loving children, Larry (Michelle Calick) Merritt II, Robert Merritt all of Batavia and Patricia (Wayne Arth) Merritt of Florida; step-daughter, Sherre (Vic) Maile of Batavia; brothers, Paul (Esther) Marone, Dominic Marone all of Batavia, John (Jane) Marone of Lancaster; sisters, Marie Starling and Geraldine Rowcliff both of Florida; granddaughter, Corinne Edelstein and grandson, Chris Boyd along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services 11:00 AM Saturday May 25, 2013 at the Father T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Connie's memory are suggested to the family to be distributed to various charities.

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

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

 

Mike Pieri, 52 of Rochester, died of heart and diabetes complications on May 21, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 12, 1961 in Batavia, beloved son of Francis (Diane Mahoney) Pieri of Knoxville, TN. Despite his illness, since the age of four, Mike enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. He had a passion for nature, fishing, hunting, antiquing, art work, and history—especially the Civil War period and local Native American history. He cherished his Catholic faith, his family, his fraternity brothers, and his vocation. He graduated from Fredonia State University and Buffalo State University with a bachelors’ degree and masters’ degree respectively. Mr. Pieri was an educator having taught at the Batavia School for the Blind and within the Batavia Public School System – John Kennedy Elementary School – for approximately 20 years. His volunteer activities included service on the Board of Directors for the Holland Land Office and serving in the Paolo Busti Italian organization.

He was a devoted father to Chad Pieri of Rochester; beloved brother of Louis (Robin) of Columbus, OH; Charles (Linda) of Middlebury, IN; Joseph (Kathleen) Pieri of Syracuse, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday May 24, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will be at St. Vincent's Cemetery in Attica, NY.   

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org. 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.

 

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