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Corfu - Mrs. Audrey M. Reiss, 78, of Corfu, passed away Sunday (May 6, 2012) at Buffalo General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Audrey was born February 8, 1934, in Batavia, the dear daughter of the late Clarence and Beatrice Hale Cummings.  She was a graduate of Corfu High School and worked for many years in the Pembroke Central School District as an Aide.  Audrey was predeceased by her son Roy G. Reiss, Jr., who passed away in August 2011.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Roy G. Reiss of Corfu; her precious children, Rick (Debbie) Reiss of Corfu, Randy (Sandy) Reiss of Akron and Roxanne (Ron) Gabbey of Akron; loving sister of Arthur (Marion) Cummings of Corfu, Robert (Marjary) Cummings of Corfu, Richard Cummings of South Carolina and Thomas Cummings of Elba;  grandmother of eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

There is no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service that will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of WNY, 210 John Glenn Dr. # 3, Buffalo, NY 14228 or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631 Buffalo, NY 14240.

Mrs. Theresa E. Smith, 79, of Batavia, who enjoyed spending time with her family, died Friday (May 4, 2012)at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Theresa was born February 25, 1933 in Rochester, the daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Weiss) Mogenhan.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie (Chuck) Weaver of Batavia and Karen (Jason) Ceisner of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren, Dustin (Rachael) Potwora of Naples, FL, Adam Weaver of Batavia, Ryan Weaver of Batavia, Aiden Ceisner of Raleigh, NC and Kelcey Ceisner of Raleigh, NC; a great-granddaughter, Bayley Potwora of Naples, FL; a sister-in-law, Betty Mogenhan of Batavia and nieces and nephews.

She is the wife of the late Richard Smith, grandmother of the late Bailey Marie Weaver and sister of the late Joseph Mogenhan.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 1:00 also on Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association of Western New York, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 or online at www.lung.org/donate.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Batavia- Mrs. Josephine Stone, 91, a retired employee of Melton Shirt Factory died Thursday, May 3, 2012at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Stone was born November 24, 1920 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Stephen and Jennie Fiorella Lombardo.

She was a member of Ascension Parish, St. Anthony's Church.  Mrs. Stone enjoyed spending time with her family and loved bingo.  She will be remembered for her excellent cooking talent.

 Her husband, Leo Stone, died March 11, 2009.

Survivors include two daughters; Janet (Gregory) May and Mary Rose (Gary) Rademacker, both of Batavia and one sister, Carol (late Albert) Mruczek of Batavia.  She was the grandmother of Wendy (Angelo) Polito, Jody (John) McCulley and Holly Silverling, all of Batavia, Ricky Recchio of Florida and  Kristine (Thomas) Tucker of Tennessee.  Also surviving are 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 7, 2012 at Ascension Parish, St. Anthony's Church, 122 Liberty St., Batavia.  Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or Homecare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. Online Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Robert H. Shepard, age 69, died Wednesday May 2nd at his home. He was born in Warsaw, NY on December 14, 1942 a son of the late Harold and Doris (Kinney) Shepard. Bob worked for the Genesee-Wyoming railroad company, he worked for several constructions firms, a pipeline company in Dunkirk, and was a car painter for the former English Chevrolet in Perry. He was a member of the Perry VFW post 5009, Perry Vets Club, Silver Lake Sportmans Club, the former Perry Moose Club and former Oldies but Goodies Car Club in Perry. He enjoyed owning several antiques cars in the past and was an avid John Wayne collector and buff. He is preceded in death by a wife Susan (Kraft) Shepard who died in 1985; brother Herbert Shepard; father-in-law Thomas Rice; brother-in-law Tommy Rice; sister-in-law Cindy (Michael) Laraby.

He is survived by his wife: Linda (Rice) Shepard whom he married on Oct. 4, 1986, 2 sons: Mark (Nahir) Shepard of Colorado Springs, CO., John (Elizabeth) Shepard of Wendell, NC., 4 grandchildren: Taylor, Jordon, Samantha and Alison Shepard, a mother-in-law: Florence Rice of Perry, 4 brother-in-laws: Paul Rice of Perry, Jeff (Mary) Rice of Silver Lake, Steve (Polly) Rice of Leicester, Brian Rice of Perry, along with many nieces and nephews.

Their will be no prior visitation. Graveside services will be held on Sunday May 6th at 1:00pm at the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, NY 14530 or to the Perry VFW 20 Washington Blvd. Perry, New York 14530. 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. 

Nancy L. Tucker, 75 of Rochester, formerly of Perry Center died, April 30, 2012, at St. John’s Home in Rochester where she had been residing. She was born in Perry Center on August 10, 1936 to the late Edward P. (Margaret M. Silsbe) Fancher. Mrs. Tucker was 1954 graduate of Perry Central School. She was  a home health aid, nurses aid, painter and wallpaper hanger. She was also a former 4H leader. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, knitting, painting pictures, sewing, winemaking, music, and especially enjoyed being a mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband William J. tucker who died in 2009 and a granddaughter Elizabeth M. White.

She is survived by 1 son: Seth Tucker of Rochester, 2 daughters: Shelle (Timothy) White of Scottsville and Leslie (Hans) Kunze of Wyoming, 3 sisters: Vada E. Good of Greece, Sandra M. (Herbert) Heins of Hilton Head, SC, Jane A. (Roger) Stephens of Silver Springs, 2 brothers: James E. (Jacqueline) Fancher of Laurel Hill , NC, John  F. Fancher of Warsaw, 1 sister-in-law: Lois (Nunzio) Bonefede of Silver Lake, 4 grandchildren: Phillip White, Karl, Mary and Grace Kunze along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 12-4 pm on Sunday May 6th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC.  98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow visitation at 4pm at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Home 150 Highland Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 or to the Lifetime Care Hospice 3111 S. Winton Rd. Rochester, NY 14623. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

Denise R. Goatseay, 59 of Batavia, died April 29, 2012 at her home. She was born May 3, 1952 in Buffalo, to the late Albert P. (Ruth Sweitzer) Goatseay. Mrs. Goatseay was an occupational therapist who worked at several school districts in the area including Pembroke, Attica and Elba. She was an avid runner and she enjoyed reading. Denise loved her family, friends and students.

She is survived by her daughter Kelsey Lee Conn of Rochester, sister Jacquelyn (Robert) Swinarski of Batavia, three special cousins Pauline (James) Sweet of Orchard Park, Robert (Pat) Groth of East Aurora, and Cheryl (Jerry) Malczewski of Orchard Park. 

Friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday May 5, 2012 at the Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Road, Batavia. A Celebration of Life Service will follow calling hours at 11:00 AM at the Church on Saturday. Interment will take place in Batavia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Homecare & Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY 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.

LeRoy~Age 80, of West Main Street, died Friday evening (April 27, 2012) at United Memorial Medical Center with his loving family at his side.

     Mr. Spillane was born Febraury 22, 1932 in Batavia, a son of the late James and Anna Wallace Spillane.

He will be remembered as a very loving and kind man, who was extremely proud of his Irish heritage. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and dedicated member of the LeRoy American Legion. He started his employment years working at the Jell-O Factory and eventually worked several years for and retired from Eastman Kodak. He was also a volunteer fireman with the LeRoy Fire Dept. and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was very involved with his parish, Our Lady of Mercy, serving as a Eucharistic Minister. In his leisure time, he enjoyed bowling, playing bocce and golfing.

     Mr. Spillane is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ursala Drayo Spillane, daughters; Shannon (Thomas Welsh) Spillane of Annapolis, MD and Shawn (Joseph) Siconolfi of Rochester; son, Brendan Spillane (Johanna) of Rochester; grandsons, Nicholas Vincent and Tyler Siconolfi; brother in law, Arnold Shockow; sister in law and brother in law, Rachel and William Klinkbeil; nephews, Kevin (Barbara) Klinkbeil and Kristopher (Catherine) Klinkbeil and a special aunt, Andy Frank.

     A special thanks to Dr. Rumi and United Memorial Medical Center for their many years of dedicated care.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday May 1, 2012, from 4-7 PM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's SIte), 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, where his Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow his mass in St. Francis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either Holy Family School or Notre Dame High School.

THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MR. DONALD E. SPILLANE ARE ENTRUSTED TO THE FALCONE FAMILY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE, INC.  FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL VERN AT (585)768-2400.

 

THE FUTURE SITE OF THE NEW FUNERAL HOME WILL BE 8700 LAKE STREET LEROY, NEW YORK 14482.

KEVIN LAWRENCE BERL, age 57, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in his home in LeRoy on April 28th 2012.

He was born May 21st 1954, in Rochester, NY of the late Lawrence H. Berl & Dolores (Siplo) Berl of Penfield. He was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather.  He was a 1972 Penfield High Graduate who would have attended his 40th high school reunion this Year.  He worked a full time job as a machinist for more than 30 years. Many people knew him as having a part time passion for being a DJ.  He had a loving passion for God and his Family which was evident in his daily life.   He will be remembered by many as “that tall guy with the cowboy hat” he had an answer for everything and anything for many people, and could hold a conversation for hours with anyone as long as you gave him the time! Gadgets and gizmos and computers were of plenty for this man, and always willing to help a fellow man in need.  God has truly opened the heavens to receive an amazing spirit that his family and friends will forever remember.

He is survived by his loving wife Gloria Berl (LeRoy) who he married on August 20th 2004 and sons Kendric & (Cortney) Berl (LeRoy) Jason (Vanessa) Berl (Webster) Geoffrey &( Joeylyn) Berl (LeRoy) & Daughter Stephanie Sumeriski Berl (Batavia). Step-daughters Tiffany & (Ryan) Appleton (Long Island, NY) & Cori Majors (Batavia). And 14 grandchildren Dylan, Brooke, Kristopher ,Kaleb, Jaden, Calleigh, Mikah, Micheal, Collin, Jacob, Olivia, Morgan, Elizabeth, and Amber.

Family & friends may call at the Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St. (Rt. 19 South) LeRoy, on Wednesday from 4-7PM.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30AM at the Cavalry Baptist Church, 8703 Lake Street Road, LeRoy.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family ICO Kendric Berl, 9252 Robbins Rd. LeRoy NY 14482.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.LeRoyFuneralHome.com

Kathleen L. Alianell, age 83, entered into rest April 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born September 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Genaro and Lula (Paine) Fasano.   Kay and her late husband, Charles J. Alianell, owned and operated Kay’s Floral and Gift Shop in Batavia for nearly 50 years.  Survivors include her loving children, Dr. Gary (Michele) Alianell of CA, Charlene (Robert) Frye of Rochester, and LaDonna (Michael) Della Gala of CA; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alecia Alianell, Charles J. (Christine Hsieh) Frye, Margaret K. (Caswell) Smith, Daniele, Gina, Maria, and Michael Della Gala; great-grandchildren, Lorenzo Charles and Sabrina Valentina Smith;  also survived by her brother Anthony (Shirley) Fasano, sisters-in-law Win (the late Patrick) Fasano, Mary (the late Angelo) Fasano,  Joan (the late James) Fasano, Harriet (the late Genaro Fasano),  many nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by sisters Lorraine (the late Jack) Nowatka, Deanne (the late John) Muscarella, Marcelene (the late William) Drage. 

Kathleen’s life was all about love for family and friends and helping others in their time of need.  She was a gifted floral designer who believed in the joy and happiness which flowers bring.  Her courage and perseverance through life’s challenges were an inspiration to all who knew her.  Kathleen was kind and generous and her simple gifts touched so many.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 3 – 7 pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York.  Prayers will be recited on Wednesday at the funeral home at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, at 9:30 am.  Memorials are suggested to the Robert P. Huben, Professorship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Sts., Buffalo, New York 14263.  Flowers are also graciously accepted.

Entombment will take place in Christ Our Light Mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.

Kathleen’s Family would like to thank Dr. Alan Barcomb and his staff, Dr. John Gibbs, and the late Dr. Robert Huben for the excellent care, kindness, and compassion shown to Kathleen.

For more information or to sign the on line 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, New York 14020.

LeRoy ~ Age 23, of Lake Street, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday evening (April 25, 2012) at Strong Memorial Hospital, with his loving family at his side.

     Matt was born October 22, 1988 in Brockport, a son of Daniel & Nancy Stanton Smith.

     He will be remembered as an all-around sportsman, who was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a craftsman, who enjoyed doing handiwork of all kinds. He recently has a passion for playing the guitar, and a sincere passion for the Miami Dolphins.

     In addition to his mom & dad, Matt is survived by his precious daughter, Peyton Marie Smith; fiance, Melissa Gray, sister, Jamie (David Heurtas) Kremer, brother Daniel Platt, paternal grandmother, Mary Smith of LeRoy, Uncle Tim (Aunt Barbara) Smith, special cousin, Shawna Smith, Aunt Deborah (John) Loreant; maternal granparents, Clayton and Nancy Gill of Pavilion; Uncle Bob (Aunt Sheila), Aunt Penny (Uncle John), Uncle George (Aunt Holly), Uncle Joe (Aunt Crystal) and Aunt Pam; along with many other cousins, a niece, a nephew and dear friends. Matt was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Lloyd Smith, cousin, Doug Wandtke and nephew, Christian Kremer.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 4-7 PM at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The courtesy of NO FLOWERS is requested with memorials being made to the family to establish a trust fund for Peyton Marie.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MATTHEW L. SMITH WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE FALCONE FAMILY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE, INC. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL VERN AT (585) 768-2400.

(FUTURE SITE OF FUNERAL HOME WILL BE 8700 LAKE ROAD LeROY, NEW YORK 14482)

 

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