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Elinor B. Fisher, 75 of Batavia, died July 17, 2012 peacefully United Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1936 in Stafford. Mrs. Fisher worked as a Nurse for many years at the VA Hospital in Batavia. She was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church in East Bethany. She is predeceased by three husbands Edward Fisher, Clifton Young, Samuel Guiliano; daughter Mary Ann Sanchez and her parents.

She is survived by her daughter Loretta (Kevin) Helmer of Buffalo; many brothers and sisters; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday July 19, 2012, 1:00 PM at Stafford Rural Cemetery in Stafford.

Memorials may be made to HomeCare and Hospice 550 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Gerald L. Winter, 76 of Pavilion, died July 16, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Perry on June 28, 1936 to the late Kenneth (Amy Wellman) Winter. Mr. Winter owned and operated Winterman Farms with his brother Charles for many years. He was a member of the LaGrange Baptist Church, Wyoming County Holstein Club, New York State Holstein Club, 4-H, Perry Grange, and the Future Farmers of America. Mr. Winter also used to show cattle. Gerald is preceded in death by a brother Charles Winter and sister Lois J. Griffith.

He is survived by his beloved wife Etta M. Winter of Pavilion; son Michael (Kim) Winter of Perry; daughters LuAnne (Lawrence) Meyer of Perry; Kelly Leitten of Perry; sister MaryAnn (Lee) Close of Avon, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday July 21, 2012 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow calling hours, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in LaGrange Cemetery.

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


 

Marvin E. Gilliatt Jr., 45 of Batavia died July 13, 2012 at his home. He was born June 6, 1967 in Batavia to Marvin E. Gilliatt Sr. of Batavia and the late Jeanette A. (Whipple) Gilliatt. Marvin worked as a mechanic and it was his passion, he loved to work on cars.

He is survived by his beloved wife Gina M. Ruffino of Batavia; his daughters Bethany and Shyann Ruffino of Batavia; sisters Debra (Grant) Carlson of OH; Dawn (Steve) Boyki, Linda Vigiano both of Batavia; along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 10:00 AM Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his girls. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

September 26, 1910 - June 10, 2012

Peacefully passed away in her sleep on June 10, 2012 at Morningside/Park Vista Skilled Nursing in Fullerton, CA. at age 101.

Born,  Ethel Boller Foster on September 26, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois to Rolland Clyde Foster and Zillah Gweendolyn Dodds Foster. Ethel spent her childhood in Chicago with fond memories of horseback riding in Lincoln Park along the shores of Lake Michigan with her father and working in his stockyard cattle business in Chicago.

Her family resided for many years at 7140 Princeton Avenue in Chicago and were active in the community.

She was a graduate of Chicago Parker High School and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1933 with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Education (division of social sciences).

After graduating, Ethel was employed by the City of Chicago as a social worker serving the residents of Chicago during the Great Depression.  Her passion to help those less fortunate would continue throughout her life.  Ethel was an enthusiastic supporter of the HollyGrove Orphanage in Los Angeles, receiving its special recognition Angel Award and the Woman's Club of Hollywood.

She was active in her local Episcopal Church while living in Chicago, Batavia, New York and Los Angeles.

On September 23, 1937 Ethel married the love of her life, Frank (Tubby) Robinson Stafford, a recent civil engineering graduate from Northwestern University who would later become a trainmaster for the New York Central Railroad in Batavia, New York.  During World War II, Tubby served as a major in the army in North Africa, Italy and Germany.  During their 57 year marriage Tubby and Ethel enjoyed traveling and cruising.

In 1960, Tubby and Ethel moved to the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles, Ca. when Tubby retired from the railroad. Tubby passed away in 1994.  Ethel's enjoyment of cruise ships continued on with many excursions to the Carribean, Mexico, Alaska and the Panama Canal with her sister Betty, nephews and nieces.

She always treasured her family and her many friends and neighbors.

Ethel lived a long and wonderful life and has touched us all in a special way.  She will be dearly missed.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her sisters Mary Abrahamson and Pearl Philip.

Ethel is survived by her sister Zillah (Betty) Frost of Holland, Michigan.

She will be sadly missed by numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ethel's life July 14, 2012 at 3:00PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park located at 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA. 91205.  Please arrive at "The Last Supper Window" by 2:30PM to participate in the procession to the niche site.  Following the memorial service, family and friends are invited to the Tam O'Shanter Restaurant located at 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90039.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association

Phyllis, E. Gray, 94, a long-time resident of Batavia, died Sunday (July 8, 2012) at the home of her daughter in Las Cruces, NM, where she had resided since 1998.

She was born in Batavia on November 2,1917, the youngest child of Harry J. Hawkins and Ida P. Hunter Hawkins.  She is predeceased by sisters; Mildred (late John) Valentine, Carolyn (late Pete) Gifford, Evelyn (late Alfred) Gover and her brother Ernie (late Ethel) Hawkins.  She was the mother of the late Sue Ellen Jackett who died in 2004.

Survivors include three daughters; Carol A. (Rex) Zillman of Longview, Tx, Nancy E. (Richard) Hickox of Las Cruces, NM and Cheryl J. (William) Miller of Batavia.  Eleven grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Friday (July 20th) from noon to 1 pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where services will follow.  Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Flowers are greatfully declined.  Memorials are suggested to The First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, PROPRIETOR AND LICENSED DIRECTOR

Donald T. Lawrence, 61of Attica, Passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness under the care of his wife and HomeCare & Hospice on July 10, 2012. He was born on June 19, 1951 in Albion to Helen Lawrence of Medina. Mr. Lawrence worked for Conway Beam Leasing in Brighton. He was a United States Army Veteran. Don enjoyed gardening, trains, racing, and working on cars especially his Monte Carlo. He was a huge Buffalo Sabres fan and avid fisherman. Don loved spending time with his wife at Point Breeze and the 1000 Islands. He is preceded in death by his first wife Joyce Lawrence; sons Steve McClary Sr.; Edward Stephens; daughter Janet Cratsley; brother Harold Walter Jr.; and a sister Carol Jean Vaquez. 

He is survived by his beloved wife June A. Lawrence of Attica; sons Donald (Janet) McClary Jr. of Medina; David DeLude of Batavia; John DeLude of Varysburg; daughter Sharon Murphy of Batavia; brother Carlos Vaquez of Medina; sister Delores Vaquez of Medina; 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to attend calling hours from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM on Friday July 13, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 14, 2012  at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Howard Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Louisville, Colorado  -    Leonard Bogdan, 88, of Louisville, CO, formerly of Corfu, NY, passed away, Wednesday (July 4, 2012).  Up until 2009, Mr. Bogdan had been a life-long resident of western New York, with 45 of those years in Corfu.

He was born October 11, 1923 to Joseph and Anna (nee Lempicki) Bogdan in Syracuse, NY.  He graduated from Angola High School, and received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in physics from the University of Buffalo in 1944.  Mr. Bogdan served in the U. S. Army from 1944 – 1946, and during that time was involved in experimental work at Los Alamos, NM in support of the Manhattan Engineering Project.

Mr. Bogdan was employed as an aeronautical engineer and research physicist with Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory (later Calspan Corporation and Arvin Industries) in Buffalo from 1946 – 1982.  He worked on development of aircraft instrumentation and conducted wind tunnel model testing for NASA’s Space Shuttle program.  Later in his career, he was involved in vehicle research, including studies of emission control technology and tire property testing.

He married Margaret Derejko in 1955 in Cheektowaga.  Besides being an avid stamp collector throughout his life, Mr. Bogdan had enjoyed designing and building high fidelity audio systems during the 1950s.  He was a member of Sigma Xi, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Physical Society.  He was preceded in death by his wife in 2002.

Survivors include his son, Thomas (Barbara Cardell) of Boulder, CO, a daughter, Paula (Timothy Sawka) of Mt. Prospect, IL and his sister, Colette (the late Edwin) Jankowski.  Family and friends may call Saturday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder & Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026 or  Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association, 108 E. Main St., Corfu, NY 14036, will be appreciated.

 

BATAVIA - Richard V. Hartley, 90, of Batavia passed away on Thursday (July 5, 2012) at the New York State Veteran’s Home, in Batavia.  

He was born in Batavia on August 18, 1921, a son of the late Vance and Anna (Baker) Hartley.  

Richard served his country honorably with the Army Air Corps during WWII and was a independent insurance agent in Batavia until 1979 when he and his wife moved to Florida.  

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Dixie Jane (Haring) Hartley of Hilton; children, Bonney (Ron) Knoble of N.C., Charles V. Hartley, III of C.A., Terri Hartley of O.H., Kim Hartley of F.L., Scott (Anita Gross) Hartley of Seattle, W.A., and Jan (Bart) Dentino of Elba.  9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild also survive.  

There will be no visitation and services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hartley Family, 4269 Drake St. Rd., Elba, NY 14058 to be distributed to various charities.  To leave a message of condolence, light a candle, or share a story please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia (585) 343-8868.  

Neil A. Anderson, 59 of Stafford, died July 6, 2012 suddenly at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 18, 1952 in Jamestown to the late Norman (Esther Hahn) Anderson. Neil got a Bachelor’s degree from Lakeland University in Wisconsin. He was retired from the Post Office in Batavia and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

He is survived by his beloved wife Sandra S. Lucas of Stafford; sister NormaJean Anderson Keiffer of GA; niece Mikaela Anderson Keiffer of Washington, DC; aunt Sylvia Hahn; special friend Janice Lucas along with many cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Monday July 9, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in East Aurora.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

 

     Beautiful baby daughter of TJ & Jessica (Johnson) Newton of Pembroke went home with the angels at birth on July 1, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     Surviving along with her parents are grandparents Jim (Pam) Johnson of Oakfield, Don (Elaine) Newton of Pembroke along with her great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorials in Avery's memory are suggested to the family for a charity of their choice and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF AVERY LYNN NEWTON 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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