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Batavia - Mr. Carl L. Spikes Sr., 51, an employee of Cold Springs Construction in Akron, died Tuesday, (November 16, 2010) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Spikes was born July 15, 1959 in Pace, MS, the son of David Jones, Sr. of Florida and Oleatha (Olivia) Spikes Brown of Elba. 

He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

He was the father of Carl L. Spikes, Jr. Jermaine, Josiah, Christopher, Kayden, Shanda Spikes, Carla Spikes, Hannah Spikes and Leah; brother of Roosevelt Muhammad Jr., Laura Santiago, Naomi Brown and Jannie Brown; nephew of Drew, Levi, Oliver, Melvin, James and Dorothy Spikes and Jennie Sabb. Also surviving are grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was brother of the late Peter J. Greene.

Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. Batavia. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at City Church, 210 E. Main St. Batavia. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.Memorials may be made to family. 

Batavia - Mr. Robert G. (Poncho) Michalak, 66, of Batavia, the retired owner of Paint Decor, died Wednesday (November 17, 2010) at the Highland Health System, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Michalak was born December 26, 1943 in Batavia, a son of the late Anthony and Irene Dymczak Michalak who survives and lives in LeRoy.

He graduated from Oakfield-Alabama High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institue and was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially treasured his family vacations.

A veteran of the Vietnam War he served as a Platoon Sergeant with the 4th Infantry Division of the US Army.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan M. Berg Michalak; three daughters, Amy (Calvin) Nichols and Becky Michalak, both of Batavia and Sarah (Jeffrey) Zimmer of Williamsville; two brothers Anthony (Peggy) Michalak of Oakfield and John (Patti) Michalak of Batavia. He was the grandfather of Jake and Cali Nichols, Ethan Biscaro and Jack and Drew Zimmer; the brother-in-law of Jack Bishop of Texas, Tony (Shirley) Fasano of Batavia and Vernon (Donna) Berg of Indiana. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Bishop and infant twin sons.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be10:00 AM, Saturday at St. Cecilia's Church, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. Burial with military honors will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. Memorials may be made to Highland Hospital ICU, PO Box 63, Rochester, NY 14620, The VA of WNY, Attn: Paul Harrigan, Phd., 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or the family.

HURLEY, ANN.jpgAnn Marie (Hebell) Adamski Hurley, 59, of Batavia, died Monday (November 15, 2010) at her residence.

She was born in Batavia on June 24, 1951, a daughter of Russell and Marion Earl Hebell of Batavia.

Ann Marie was a 1970 graduate of Alexander Central School and a 1971 graduate of Catherine McAuley School of Practical Nursing.  She was an LPN for over 37 years at Genesee County Nursing Home prior to her retirement.  Spending quality time with her grandchild and family was her favorite past time along with attending City Church, jamborees and concerts.  She traveled to Italy two times and spent many vacations at Lime Lake.  Ann always put other people's needs befor her own.  She was the best loving mom, grandma, daughter, sister,  aunt  and friend ever.

Surviving besides her parents are her daughters: Christina (Michael) Bak of Basom and Pamela Adamski of Batavia.  Her grand daughter, Olivia Mae Walton.  Two step sons: Paul Adamski Jr. and Michael (Cynthia) Adamski both of NC.  A brother, David (Sylvia) Hebell of Batavia.  A sister, Linda Virgo of Wayland, NY.  One nephew Charles Hebell.  Two nieces: Milissa Rector and Deanna Virgo.  Great nephew, Noah Rector. Great niece, Jenna Jaszko.  An uncle, Lee (Linda) Hebell of Webster, NY.

She was the loving aunt of Matthew Hebell who died on May 3, 2008.

Friends may call Friday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.   Services will be Satueday at 11AM at the funeral home with Rev. Martin McDonald officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in E. Bethany.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at:  www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


FASANO, NORMA.jpgNorma C. Fasano, 83, of E. Bethany, died at the home of her daughter, Judy Loveland of E. Bethany, under hospice care on Sunday (November 14, 2010).

She was born in Canadea, NY on March 11, 1927, a daughter of the late John and Viola Bennett Curry.

Norma was a film inspector at Eastman Kodak in Rochester prior to her retirement. She was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed camping with her family.

Surviving is a daughter,  Judy (Gary) Loveland of E. Bethany.  Two sons; John Fasano of Batavia and Timothy Fasano of Texas.  Six grandchildren: Jennifer Doherty, Melissa Dettman, Tracy (Randy) Robbins, Noah Shaffer, Caleb (Rachel) Shaffer and Nathan Shaffer.  Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Three sisters: Wilma White of Fillmore, NY, Joan Emminizer of Batavia and Patricia Fenton of Scottsville, NY.  She is the sister of the late: William Curry, Leone Noniewicz, Lois Motts and Lillian Moscicki.

Cafling hours will be Wednesday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE. , BATAVIA  where prayers will be Thursday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Anthony's Church).

Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Home Care and Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY  14020.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net


Batavia - Mr. Edward Buczek Sr., 86, longtime resident of Elba and former machinist at Black & Decker in Brockport, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mr. Buczek was born October 25, 1924 in Perry, a son of the late Michael and Mary Ann Buczek.
Mr. Buczek was also a cash crop farmer for many years.
His wife, Betty L. Buczek died in 2006.
He is survived by five sons, Edward (Sharon) Buczek, Jr. of Elba, Anthony (Michelle) Buczek of East Bethany, Walter Buczek of Batavia, James (Donna) Buczek of Elba, and David Buczek of Elba; a brother, Stanley Buczek of Batavia; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There are no prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, New York 14221-7380.
Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Bob was born on June 7, 1969 a son of Robert Austin and Kathy Slusser Salada both of Perry. Bob was a graduate of Perry High School class of 1987. He worked as a carpenter for the Rochester’s Carpenter Union Local #85.He was a member of the Silver Lake Sportsmans Club, and the Perry Vets Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, doing carpentry work, cooking, playing football, baseball, and golfing.

He is survived by two sons Kameron Austen of Clifton Springs, Bobby Austen of Murfreesboro, TN; fiancé Jonica Hare of Perry, 3 sisters JoAnn (Bradley) Gardner of Castile, Shelley (Gary) DeVinney of Silver Springs, and Kristen (Jarrod Blaszak) Austen of Warsaw, 5 nieces and nephews Nathan, Noah and Matthew Gardner of Castile; Brooke and Carson Devinney of Silver Springs, Jonica’s brother Kenny Bagg, and sister Jamee Thornton both of Warsaw, along with many friends also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Friday November 19th from 4-8pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will be on Saturday November 20th at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery; Perry, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Kathy Salada to set up a fund for Bob’s sons. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  

Melissa was born October 17, 1949 in Warsaw, New York. Daughter of the late Crandall and Harriett Clark DeGroff. Melissa worked for over 13 years for McClurg Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Perry where she was a their secretary/receptionist/title clerk. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Perry, a Jr. Star (Order of Eastern Star) in Perry, a former Girl Scout leader, and a loving and caring fulltime mother/grandmother. She enjoyed snowmobiling, NASCAR racing, gardening, ceramics, sewing, crocheting, counted cross stitch, and traveling with her husband, children, and grandchildren especially to Old Forge. She is preceded in death by mother and father in-law Frank and Marian Murphy.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Murphy Sr. whom she married on November 11, 1967. Two daughters Patricia (Wesley) James of Perry, Michelle (Daniel) deLeeuw of Avon, son Dennis Murphy Jr. of Perry, brother Ronald (Barbara) DeGroff of Webster, 6 Grandchildren Samantha , Matthew, and Timothy James, Miranda, Zachary, and Alexis deLeeuw, Brother-in-law: Terry (Diane) Murphy of Perry, 5 nieces and nephews Debbie Stojanov, Christopher DeGroff, and Laurie Loveless, Ryan and Megan Murphy,along with herdogs Maggie and Tippie.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday November 18th from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow calling hours 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704 Rochester, New York 14642. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  

Wayne was born in Cleveland, Ohio August 27, 1932, son of the late Harry D. and Vida M. Denour Clark Sr. Mr. Clark owned and operated Winchell’s Donuts in Elcajon, Cal. for over 15 years. He sold the business and moved to New York State and worked as a truck driver for DeWitt Inc. in Pavilion. He was a member of the Perry Vets Club. He volunteered at the Silver Lake Day treatment in Perry as a grandparent. He enjoyed cooking, mowing his lawn, and gardening, playing games on the computer, watching sporting events, especially his team the Cleveland Browns, traveling, camping, and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Geneva Clark who died in 2005, brothers Harry Jr., Roland , Dick , and Melvin Clark.

He is survived by two daughters Norma ( Marty ) Coleman of Warsaw, Velinda Clark of West Virginia, three sons Wayne Clark Jr. of Perry, Thomas Clark of Jefferson, Ohio, and Michael (Jody) Clark of Perry, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday November 17th from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to Noyes Kidney Disease and Dialysis Center 50 E. South St. Geneseo, NY 14454. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

gioia.jpgAge 82, of Batavia, well known area pharmacist and owner of the former Gioia's Drugstore on the Southside died peacefully Monday afternoon Nov. 15, 2010 at Crossroads House surrounded by his family. He was born in Batavia May 5, 1928 son of the late John D. & Rose (Radziszewski) Gioia Sr., also preceded in death by son John Gioia, grandsons Jason Gioia & Ted Corbett, brothers John D. Jr. & Anthony Gioia and sister Rita Scibetta. Mr. Gioia along with the drugstore was retired from Chapin Manufacturing. He was a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's), Polish Falcons Nest #493, VFW Post #1602, American Legion #332 and the Eagles Club in LaPorte, TX.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 62 years Adeline "Dolly" (Cecere) Gioia of Batavia; loving children Frank (Patti) Gioia of Batavia, Angelo (Tina) Gioia of Texas, Christine (Bill Adams) Corbett of Warren, PA, Adeline (Thomas) Losito of Syracuse, Teresa (Timothy) Bartz of Corfu and Rose Marie Brown of North Carolina; brothers-in-law Joseph Scibetta of Buffalo & Donald Cecere of Arizona; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

The family will be present from 4-8 PM Thursday Nov. 18, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Please join the family for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial Friday Nov. 19, 2010 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020.



West Valley - Mr. Raymond L. Duckworth, 80, of West Valley, NY, formerly of Batavia, a retired employee of Strippit Industry in Akron, died November 12, 2010at Buffalo General Hospital.
Mr. Duckworth was born August 25, 1930 in Attica, the son of the late Lee Roy and Ethel  (Whitcomb) Duckworth.
He served during Korean War with the US Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross while serving in Korea.
 Survivors include one daughter, Debbie (Jason) Cole of West Valley; three sisters, Irene Duckworth and Arlene (Robert) Demarest both of Batavia and Carol (Frank) Aquino of Elba, 2 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of Olive Duckworth, Ruth Duckworth, Betty Duckworth, Elsie Duckworth and Bill Snyder.
Mr. Duckworth was the brother of the late Cleta Davis, Oma Reddick, Clara Snyder, Carl, Ida, Harold, Willard, Paul and Howard Duckwoth.
Services will be at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 E. Main St. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements made by H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.   Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com


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