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LeRoy ~ Josephine V. Biggs, age 96, passed away early Sunday morning (April 27, 2014) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     Mrs. Biggs was born January 27, 1918 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Charles and Agnes Gioia Leone.

     She will be remembered as a very loving person, who was a very active, lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

     She is survived by her sister, Agnes (Dan) Iannicello of Baldwinsville, a step-son, Garnet (Norma) Biggs of VA, along with several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Biggs and her siblings, Mary Kownaski, Frank Leone and Thomas Leone.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 10 ~ 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Joseph's Oratory, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the American Legion's Ladies Auxiliary or the "Sunshine Fund" of the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Biggs' family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Biggs and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  (585-768-2400)

Roger P. Case, 61, of Darien Center, passed away at his home, Friday (April 25, 2014).

Roger was born on July 30, 1952, in Batavia, a son of the late Elmer and Victoria Rudney Case.

He was a load operator for Edward Arnold Scrap Processors.  Roger loved the Yankees, fishing, camping, spending time with his grandchildren and just “puttering” around.

Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Cheryl (Heidenreich) Case of Darien Center; his daughters, Victoria (Jason) Czworka of Bennington and Stephania Case (Mark McElfresh) Of Gainesville;  grandchildren, Dominic Case, Mark McElfresh, George Czworka, Colby McElfresh, Elizabeth Czworka and Haylee McElfresh; one brother, Elmer (Patricia) Case of Corfu and one sister, Shirley Philips. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Roger was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Case and Gerald Case and a sister, Helen Kashuba.

Family and friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Joseph L Tremblay, 93, of Perry passed away peacefully on Friday April 25, 2014 at NYS Home for Veterans in Batavia.  He was born February 10, 1921 in Vermont.  Joseph was a WWII and Korean War veteran in the US Army and was preceded in death by a son, Patrick J. Tremblay, Vietnam War in 1968.

He is survived by 5 sons and 1 daughter; Michael (Mary) of Prattsburg, NY; Tony (Patricia) of Cohocton, NY; Marie (John) Nettnin, Perry, NY; Francis (Judy) of Rochester, NY; Peter (Pam) of Coudersport, PA, Henry (Jeanine) of Georgia;  11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter along with many nieces and nephews.

Joseph loved gardening, flowers and vegetables.  He also loved drawing and painting and was involved in the Grandparents Program and volunteered at Avoca and Perry Elementary Schools.

There will be no prior calling hours.  A private graveside service will be held by the immediate family.  Mr. Tremblay will be laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery on Shelly Road in Livonia, NY

For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Robert W. Clark, 70, of Batavia passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at St. Ann's Community-Leo Center for Caring in Rochester.

He was born on Sept. 17,1943 in Batavia, the son of the late William R. and Delores I. (Pixley) Clark.

He was an Army veteran and worked over 30 years at the former Genesee Parts Supply in Batavia. He enjoyed playing baseball, softball, bowling and horseshoes and was a member of various teams throughout the area. Bob was an avid NY Mets fan and loved the Batavia Muckdogs. In later years his passion was playing horseshoes and enjoyed going to and participating in various tournaments throughout the area.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Richard C. Clark.

Survivors include his daughter, Julie Clark of Rochester and a brother, L. Brian (Sandi) Clark of Batavia. In addition, there are nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There are no prior calling hours. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc., 16 Bank St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020.
 

Robert W. (Bob) Clark, 70, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at St. Ann's Community-Leo Center for Caring in Rochester.

He was born on Sept. 17,1943 in Batavia, the son of the late William R. and Delores I. (Pixley) Clark.

He was an Army veteran and worked over 30 years at the former Genesee Parts Supply in Batavia. He enjoyed playing baseball, softball, bowling and horseshoes and was a member of various teams throughout the area. Bob was an avid NY Mets fan and loved the Batavia Muckdogs. In later years his passion was playing horseshoes and enjoyed going to and participating in various tournaments throughout the area.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Richard C. Clark.

Survivors include his daughter, Julie Clark, of Rochester, and a brother, L. Brian (Sandi) Clark, of Batavia. In addition, there are nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There are no prior calling hours. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020.

ELBA - Gertrude M. Schad, 88, of Elba passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (April 22, 2014) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She was born Feb. 13, 2926 in Michigan, a daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Kelly) Schad.

Gertrude graduated from Alexander Central School and Nursing School. She was a registered nurse and anesthesiologist for more than 33 years, working at Rochester General, Highland Hospital and Willcare.

She was very active in Elba Ladies Auxiliary, loved to travel, bowl and gardening. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Ms. Schad was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, Paul and John Schad, one sister, June; a great-grandson, Michael C. Schad and her longtime friend, Charles Allen.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Karen) Schad of Elba; grandchildren, Michelle and Michael Schad of Elba; great-granddaughter, Haylee Breemes of Elba; two sisters, Catherine Schad of Albion and Patricia Wright of Batavia; niece, Rebecca (late Joseph) Valentine of Albion and several great nieces and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Her calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at H.E. Turner & Company Inc. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the family or Elba Fire and Rescue or Elba Ladies Auxiliary, 4 South Main St., Elba, NY 14058.Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

East Bethany - John Ralph Sanders, 75, of East Bethany, passed on Thursday (April 24, 2014) at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

Mr. Sanders was born February 3, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Ralph E. and Ruth (Torrey) Sanders.

John was a lifelong Bethany farmer, having retired from LorRob Farm in 2014.  John served on the Bethany Town Zoning Board of Appeals and was a trustee and moderator of the official board at the West Bethany Baptist Church.  He was a 1957 graduate of Alexander School.   John was known for his infectious laugh and generous spirit. 

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Linda (Roth) Warner Sanders; six children, David (Dale) Warner of Rochester, Tammy (Vincent) Foster of Attica, Penny (Mark) Riekstins of S.A., Australia, Shelley (Greg) Shultz of Camden, NY, Mary Jane (Dr. William) Coles of St. Croix, V.I. and Darcy (James) Slusser of Silver Springs; a sister, Alice (Richard) Good of Hurst, TX, mother-in-law, Jane Howard of LeRoy, several grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and special friends Steve Breckenridge and Roland Cox. 

He is predeceased by an infant brother, Jerry Lee, a brother Charles and a sister Jean Sanders Surratt.  

Calling hours are Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 West Bethany Road, East Bethany.  Burial will be in East Bethany Cemetery.  At the conclusion of the services on Saturday, the reception will be held at the West Bethany Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054, Buffalo City Mission, 100 East Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203 or the Memory Care Unit at the Genesee County Nursing Home, 278 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.

 

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

Ruth E. Halsey, 96, of Perry died on April 22, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.  She was born  July 1, 1917 in Warsaw, New York to the late Leslie (Jessie) Wilklow. 

Ruth was a graduate of Warsaw High School.  She and her husband owned and operated Lake Road Farm Products and Larry’s Barbeque in Horseheads, NY from 1952-1968.  She also worked at Bailey’s Sewing Center in Perry for 7 years.  Ruth was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center, Perry Senior Social Club and Council of Rural Woman.

Along with her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence who died in 1968, a daughter Diane Stedge, a brother Carol Wilklow, and sisters; Lucille Scholes and Esther Jamowicz.

Ruth is survived by two sons; David Halsey of Castile and Richard Halsey of Rochester, two grandchildren; Martin Stedge and Nancy Burd, two great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 1:00PM at Grace Cemetery in Castile.  

For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Marjorie W. Alden, age 86, of Warsaw formerly of Perry, died on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. She was born in Hume, New York on April 21, 1928 a daughter of the late Claude (Laura Miller) Webster. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Alden who died in 1995 and a brother Beverly Webster.

Marjorie worked for M & T Bank in Perry for many years before her retirement. She was active in the Perry Alumni Association, and Order of the Eastern Star in Perry. She enjoyed doing number puzzles, crocheting, embroidery, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. She was known for her chocolate chip cookies.

She is survived by siblings: Leah Thater of LeRoy, Arlene Culbertson of Lima, Merle (Sharon) Webster of Perry and Graydon (Judy) Webster of Perry, a sister-in-law: Lolly Webster of Southern Pines, NC., along with many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday April 24th, 2014 from 2 to 4:30 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530 , where funeral services will follow at 4:30PM. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cloister Activities Program 171 N. Maple St. Warsaw, New York 14569, Wyoming County Nursing Facility Activities Program 400 N. Main St. Warsaw, New York or to the First Congregational Church 7205 Rt. 20A Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Rose Marie Pillo, 81 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on August 23, 1932 in Batavia to the late Philip (Rose Sanfratello) Pillo. She is preceded in death by a brother Philip Pillo Jr. and sister-in-law Margaret Pillo.

Ms. Pillo worked at Genesee Lumber for 40 years. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony’s Church, the Holy Name Society, Altar and Rosary Society and St. Nicholas Society.

Rose Marie is survived by two brothers Angelo (Shelia) Pillo of Byron; Carl Pillo of Batavia, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday April 25, 2014 from 4-8PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 1420. Prayers will be recited 11:30 AM on Saturday April 26, 2014 followed by a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.  She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia NY 14020.  To leave a message of condolence 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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