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Stafford ~ David J. Panek, age 51, of Transit Road, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

     Mr. Panek was born June 24, 1962 in Batavia, N.Y., a son of the late Edward and Rosemary Lamendola Panek.

     He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley-Davidson and snowmobile.  He was also a Brother of the Steel Eagles Motorcycle Club.

     Mr. Panek is survived by his daughter, Nicole (Nicholas) Thompson of Wyoming, grandsons; Blake and Aidan Thompson; brothers, Duane (Carol) Lamendola of Chili, Ed Panek of Batavia, Robert Panek of Daytona Beach and Ronald (Gerri) Panek of Wyoming; sisters, Denise (Robert) Renouf of Hornell, Sheree Panek of Pavilion and Mary (David) Coates of LeRoy; mother and father in law, Kathy and Charles Snyder II of Osceola, NY, sister in law, Tara (Charles) Beck of Osceola, NY, brother in law, Charles Snyder III of Osceola, NY, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Heather Snyder Panek. 

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 1 ~ 3 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 3 P.M.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to David's family to establish an education trust fund for his grandsons. 

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with David's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Henry A. Dylag, 80, of Corfu, passed away Sunday (May 18, 2014) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.
 
He was born in Lancaster, NY on October 18, 1933, son of the late Walter and Mary Ciesla Dylag.
 
Mr. Dylag was employed as a machinist at Conax in Cheektowaga for more than 33 years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the Sportsters Rod and Gun Club of Indian Falls for over 25 years and had a great love for the outdoors, nature, hunting and working in his garden.
 
He was predeceased by a son, Henry John Dylag and siblings, Joseph, John and Edwin Dylag, Mary Darmstedter, Victoria Jankowski, Adeline Raykowski, Helen Kokot, Jane Kokot and Alice Konieczko.
 
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Hilda Guenther Dylag of Corfu. Daughters, Linda (David) Yohn of Corfu and Jane (William) Bergmann of Clarence.  Sons, Donald (Joan) Dylag of IndianFalls, Michael (Shelly) Dylag of Attica and Robert Dylag of Corfu.  Sister, Stella Balicki of Lackawanna. Sister in-law, Elizabeth Dylag and Brother in-law, Michael Konieczko.Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Wednesday (May 21st) from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu, NY.  Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Crittenden, NY.
 
Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indian Falls Vol. Fire Dept., 8030 Allegany Rd., Corfu, NY 14036.
 
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to the Indian Falls Vol. Fire Dept. and Visiting Nurse Assoc. for the compassion and care that was extended to Henry.
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

 

Oakfield – Jeffrey E. Muntz, 31, of Oakfield, a Fork Lift Operator at US Gypsum, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, (May 15, 2014) at Medina Memorial Health Care System, in Medina.

Mr. Muntz was born March 28, 1983 in Batavia, a son of Roy and Shelly (Waite) Muntz, Jr. of Oakfield.

He greatly enjoyed fishing, riding his wheeler, and his dogs.  Jeff had an incredible sense of humor.  He was a practical jokester who loved to laugh and make others laugh.  He had a heart of gold, and would help anyone he could. 

 

Jeff will be remembered for his belief that you only live once, for his love of pizza, and most of all, for his smile.

He is the husband of Lindsay Ryan-Muntz, of Bergen.  The two were married June 18, 2011.

Surviving along with his wife and parents are his brothers, Roy Muntz, III of Batavia, Alan and Robert Muntz both of Oakfield; maternal grandparents, Darwin Waite of NC, and Doris Waite of Oakfield; paternal grandparents, Roy and Evelyn Muntz, Sr. of Oakfield; a nephew, Roy Muntz, IV of Batavia.  Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends also survive.

He is preceded in death by an uncle, Brett Waite.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  A Memorial Service will be held at a time to be announced by the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, 20 Albert Street, Oakfield, NY 14125.  Please share a story, light a candle, or leave a condolence at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Donald A. Smith, 91, of the Manor House, Batavia (formerly of Alexander) passed away Wednesday (May 14, 2014) at the United Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on August 18, 1922, in East Syracuse, the son of Arthur and Ida (Bethka) Smith.

After graduating from East Syracuse High School Donald entered the 8th Air Force, 305th Bomb Group, in England as a tail-gunner. Upon returning from WWII, he graduated from Cornell University, and was initially employed with the American Agricultural Chemical Co. He then worked as a Counselor and Parole Officer at Attica State Prison, then was Assistant Director at Rochester Community Correction Center, and returned to Attica to retire.

Donald lived for 57 years with his family in Alexander, and enjoyed vegetable gardening, golfing, playing cards, traveling, and many winters spent in Florida at Campers Holiday. He was a long time member of the Alexander Fire Department and the Alexander United Methodist Church. For the past two and a half years, he has loved the warm support and companionship of residents and staff at the Manor House Senior Living Apartments in Batavia.

Donald was predeceased by his wife, Joan (Morgan) who died December 29, 2011; sister and brother-in-law, Betty L. (Dr.Charles V.) DeFuria; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma (Steve G.) Orman, sister Beulah R. (Earl) Stone, brother Carl B. Smith and son-in-law Jack (Donna) Long.

He is survived by his six children, Morgan (Lynae) Smith of Rochester, Nancy (Hogaku) Tsurumaki of Tokyo, Japan, Barbara (Allen) Johnson of Rochester, Audrey Watson of Syracuse, Donna Long of Pulaski, VA., Carol (Brian) Vaci of Myrtle Beach S.C., 13 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

A memorial gathering will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12 at the Alexander United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alexander Fire Department, P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005 and the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolance visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Roxanna L. "Roxy" Lawless, age 75, of Perry died on Wednesday May 14th at the home of her son in Florida. She was born in Albion, New York a daughter of the late Richard (Jean Howes) Brown. She is preceded in death by her brother Richard Brown II.

Roxy graduated with her Bachelors degree in education from SUNY Geneseo. She taught school at many area schools, retiring from Warsaw Elementary School in 2003 where she taught 4th grade for 11 years, prior to Warsaw Elementary she was a substitute teacher for Perry Central School. Her love was to teach children, she was a mentor to many people, she was considered by many as a mother or grandmother. She enjoyed spending her time with her family.

She is survived by her husband whom her married on January 2, 1974 Leo Lawless, a daughter: Monica Salamone of Ft. Myers, Fl., 3 sons: Mark (Katrina) Barone of Ocala, Fl., Matthew Lawless of Kearny, NJ, Christopher Lawless of Jeffersonville, VT., a sister: Linda (John) Dale of Albion, 10 grandchildren: William (Sara) Emmons, Nicholas Emmons, Michael Sturm, Jacob Cartwright, Krista Barone, Joel Barone, Sarah Safford, Justin Safford, and Victoria Safford, 8 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday 18th, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7-9pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530. Graveside services will be on Monday May 19th at 1:00 pm at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolance visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

LeRoy ~ Rosemary Wagner, age 89, of Bradnell Avenue, passed away Thursday morning (May 15, 2014) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

     Mrs. Wagner was born February 7, 1925 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late James and Mary McElroy Hurley.

     She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and was actively involved with many other community organizations.

     Mrs. Wagner is survived by her children; Ann Marie (William) Dowdle of Whitinsville, MA, Robert (Connie) Wagner of Jamestown, Susan (Peter) Weaver of LeRoy, Daniel (Carolyn) Wagner of Pittsford, Gretchen (John) Cecchini of Allentown, PA and Michael (Kristin) Wagner of Troy, IL; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Angela (Frank) O'Connor of NJ; several nieces and nephews and many treasured friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Wagner, along with 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 ~ 6 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's Church), 44 Lake St., LeRoy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to the "Wagner Scholarship Fund" at Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mrs. Wagner's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.  

     Mrs. Wagner and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  For additional information, please call Vern at 585-768-2400.

Timothy Jay Hensen, 57, of Cowlesville passed away on Monday May 12, 2014 at his home. He was born September 27, 1956 in Buffalo, NY to the late Donald E. Hensen (Virginia M. Killian) Hensen. Mr. Hensen was a member of the United Church of Christ.

Timothy is survived by a brother Craig (Kathleen) Hensen and a sister Donna Bischoff  both of Cowlesville. 

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the Family. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cowlesville Fire Department, 789 Church Street, Cowlesville, NY 14037. For more information please call 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.
 

Batavia - Mrs. Jean V. Schelle, 90, retired administrative assistant at M & T Bank in Batavia, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Schelle was born April 15, 1924 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Conley) Sheer.

Her husband, Arthur (Bus) Schelle, died in 2002.

Survivors include one daughter, Marlene (Francis) Lambert of Rochester, a special niece, Sandra (Roger) Bohn of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Richard Sheer, Donald Sheer, Rosemary Gonyea, Beverly Betties, Dorothy Bennett and Virginia Sheer.

There will be no prior visitation.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00am

at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  Memorials may be made to SPCA.  Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home of Batavia.

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

H. Calvin Whitmore, 80 of Alexander, passed away on Monday May 12, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 28, 1933 in Gouverneur, NY to the late Howard (Gladys Grant) Whitmore. Mr. Whitmore is preceded in death by two sisters Clela Estes and Elnina Bates.

Mr. Whitmore owned and operated Top Notch Manor Farm in Adams Center, NY and implemented strip cropping before it was a popular form of farming. He was a 4-H Leader and won many awards. He was awarded Best Conservation Farmer in Delaware County and Dairy of Distinction in Adams. Mr. Whitmore was a Board Member of New Life Fellowship Church in Attica. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Whitmore is survived by his beloved wife Barbara M. (Mugglin) Whitmore of Alexander; sons Daniel (Roxanne) of Alexander; Thomas (Susan) of Watertown; Grant (Cathy) Whitmore of Alexander; daughters Charolette (Robert) Abrams of Rodman; Joanne (Bob) Sonricker of Attica; Jane (Lyle) Roach of Watertown; Mary (Steve) Dumas of Kannapolis, NC; Linda (Fred) Damon of Adams Center; foster-son Christopher (Carol) Lall of Adams; brother Merrill Whitmore of Dryden; sister Ortha (Ronald) Sibbitts of Canton; 35 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life, 10:00 AM on Sunday May 25, 2014 at New Life Fellowship 909 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com . Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Mary B. Joose, 63 of Attica, passed away on Sunday May 11, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on October 12, 1950 in Batavia to the late Raymond Beitz Sr. and Leona (Knauber) Beitz of Attica. Mrs. Joose was retired from Attica high school where she was the School Nurse for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and physical fitness.

Mary is survived by her husband Robert C. Joose of Attica; sons Jason (Ann) Joose of Ft. Hood, TX,  Kevin Joose of Retsof; brothers Raymond (Ellen) Beitz Jr. of Caldwell, Philip (Brenda) Beitz of Mesquite, TX, Norman (Karen) Beitz of Florissant, Co, Thomas Beitz, Paul (Elaine) Beitz both of Attica; sister Sandra Pettit of Johnstown; grandchildren, Brionna, Alexander, Addison and Alayna Joose, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday May 19, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at New Life Fellowship, 909 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department located at 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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