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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.

Anthony J. Pries, age 25, of Perry died on Monday April 21, 2014 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Thomas Scharet Sr. who died in 1992; Ernest Pries who died in 2001; aunt Sue Stewart and uncle Thomas Scharet Jr.

He was born in Warsaw. New York on July 27, 1988, a son of William and Joann (Scharet) Pries. Anthony was a graduate of Perry Central High School, he was currently a plumber for Mr. Rooter in Rochester, he had previously worked for the Pingrey and Parker farms, Letchworth State Park and delivered the Batavia Daily News as a child. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting, working on vehicles and hanging out with friends and family.

He is survived by his parents: William and Joann (Scharet) Pries of Perry, a brother: Zack (Rachel Miller) Pries of Perry, a nephew: Matthew Joseph Pries, grandmothers: Isabel Pries of Warsaw and Bonnie (Carl) Wass of Warsaw, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends are invited to call from 10-11:00 AM on Friday April 25th at the Mt. Zion Tabernacle Church 5503 Broughton Rd. in Silver Springs, where services will follow at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest at Warsaw Cemetery.

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

Melvin R. Loder, 68 of Elba, passed away on Saturday April 19, 2014 at his home. He was born November 12, 1945 in Batavia to the late Adolph (Anna Mastin) Loder. He is preceded in death by his son Robert R. Loder.

Mr. Loder retired as an Instrument Maker at Eastman Kodak in Rochester and was a United States Navy Veteran. Melvin was a Jack of all trades and an extremely helpful neighbor. He was a pilot, HAM Radio operator, had his CDL, and lived to ride his four wheeler or motorcycle. Melvin was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the NRA, Bergen Rod & Gun Club, and took great pride in being a member in the Elba Fire Department. He could often be found discussing the world’s affairs at the Pok-A-Dot.

Melvin is survived by his beloved wife Linda L. (Greil) Loder of Elba and brother Ronald (Victoria) Loder.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM on Thursday April 24, 2014 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department 4 South Main St. Elba, NY 14058. For more information please call 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

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