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Batavia - Mr. Joseph P. Welch, 83, a retired employee of Eastman Kodak Co., died unexpectedly on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Mr. Welch was born March 17, 1930 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the son of the late William L. and Natalie Trieskey Welch.

An active member of Resurrection Parish he was involved in many activities of the Church and St. Joseph’s School.  He served as President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Church and was a past President of the St. Joseph Home School Association.  He was an avid genealogist.

A veteran of the Korean he served in the US Army having been discharged as a 1st Lieutenant.

He is survived by his wife, Susanne Duhan Welch, whom he married June 9, 1956; his children, Joseph P. Welch, Jr of Batavia, Julie (Douglas) Burt of Cuba, NY, Mary Ellen (Robert) Zickl of Batavia, Kathleen (Daniel) Carr of Cheektowaga, Eileen (Brad) Zilliox of Webster, Sheila (Scott) Woodrich of Oakfield and Peggy (Robert) Swapceinski of Bergen and one sister, Mary Kammerer of Rochester.  He was the loving Grandfather to Susie, Sean, Sarah, Katie, Joanna, Hannah, Meghan, Matt, Haley, Brett, Joe, Danny, Zach, Jimmy, Emily, Adam, Josh and Caitlen.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St. Batavia.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 9:30 am at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, 303 East. Main Street. Members of St. Joseph Sodality will assemble at the Church at 9:00 am, preceding his funeral mass, to recite the Rosary.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St. or St. Joseph's School, 2 Summit St.; both Batavia, NY  14020.  Burial with full Military Honors will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Leah E. Mattoon Doneburg Kelly, 90 of Perry, passed away November 3, 2013 peacefully at her home with her family at her side. She was born in Avoca on December 18, 1922 to the late Harley (Pearl) Mattoon. Mrs. Kelly was a long standing resident of Perry, New York who loved her family and was embraced by many. To know her was to love her. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Perry. She is predeceased by her first husband Ellis H. Doneburg, who died September 3, 1970, and her second husband, Keith G. Kelly, who died April 5, 1989, her son Harley C. Doneburg, who died February 20, 2011. She is also predeceased by her brothers Elmo, Robert, Clayton, Verne, Harley, and Lee Mattoon.

She is survived by her son, Ellis A. (Marcia) Doneburg of Watagua, TX; daughter Diane (Kenneth) Thompson of Perry; grandchildren, Rhonda K. Doneburg of Ft. Worth, TX; Karlie Doneburg (Chris Colisimo) and Desiree Doneburg of Rochester; Harley (Leigha) Doneburg of Perry; Karri (Clarice) Thompson of Long Island; Michael Thompson of Geneseo, 9 great grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday November 8, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 9, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Warsaw Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Perry Volunteer Fire Department or the Perry Ambulance.  For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Frank J. Voll, Jr., 66 of Akron, died peacefully Saturday morning (November 2, 2013) at his residence while under hospice care.

He was born in Buffalo, NY on January 23, 1947, a son of the late Frank J. Voll and Dorothy McIntyre Voll of Clarence, NY.

Frank was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was formerly employed by Eastman Machine Company in Buffalo for over 22 years, starting as a mechanical engineer and later becoming Vice President of Operations.  Frank later moved on to work for Delphi where he retired in 2012.  He also was a member of the L.L. Tillman American Legion Post #900 in Akron.

Surviving is his loving wife of 44 years, Christine Wolters Voll of Akron.  Daughter, Wendy (Josh) Schadt of Middleport. Son, Raymond Voll.  Grandchildren, Andrew Seguin and Aaron Schadt, Collin and Katty Voll.  Brother James Voll of Ransomville.

There will be no prior visitation.  Family and friends may gather for a memorial service on Saturday, November 9th, 11am at High Point Church, 1163 Main Rd., Corfu, NY, where full military honors will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Voll’s memory to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Elwood R. Claud was born in Dansville, NY a son of the late Paul and Susan Moultroupe Claud. Al retired from the Rochester Carpenters Union Local #85, he also helped out his late brother Robert Claud with his construction business. He was a member of the Perry VFW, Perry Vets Club, Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club, and Dom Polski’s. He enjoyed playing cards, cutting wood, and going to tractor pulls. He is preceded in death by siblings Dorothy Hanna, Julia Brooks, Betty Vickers, Helen Burley, Paul, Edward, Bill and Robert Claud.

He is survived by his wife Jean Claud whom he married on May 11, 1963, 3 daughters: Lisa (Kenny) Safford , Jody (Michael) Clark and Carol (Travis Fuller) Claud all of Perry, 1 son: Brian Claud of Penfield, 4 sisters: Theresa Aberth of Leicester, Sue (Donald) Clark of Perry, Charlotte (Marshall) Cox of Syracuse and Kay (Joe) Koch of Leicester, a sister-in-law: Sally Claud of Leicester, 6 grandchildren: Cassandra (Zach) Rice, Ryan Clark, Mitchell Claud, Patrick Claud, Craig Safford, and Cory Dillon, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Monday November 4th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday November 5th, 11:00 AM at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials are suggested to Home Care and Hospice 405 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569 or to the Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704 Rochester, NY 14642. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Gladys was born in Perry, New York a daughter of the late Clair and Jessie Lines McBride. She was a register nurse for several years before her marriage to Robert Graham in 1945 then stayed home on the farm to tend to her family. She was a member of the Portageville Baptist Church where she was active in many church activities. A volunteer for the Wyoming County Community Hospital where she worked in their gift shop, for the American Cancer Society and worked on many blood drives for the American Red Cross. She was active in the Memorial Hall in Hunt and helpful in their revitalization project, she was on the board for the former Nunda Community home and the election board for the Town of Portage. She was a former 4-H leader for the “Baking Buttons”. Gladys enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, swimming at the YMCA in Hornell, and spending time with her family especially with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a sister Helen McBride and brother Kenneth McBride.

She is survived by her husband whom she married on November 9, 1945 Robert J. Graham Jr., 3 daughters: Pemba (Dwight) Harder of Castile, Kathryn (Stephen) Lewis of Hunt, Christina (David) Vanderbosch of Prattsburgh, 1 son: Rodney (Linda) Graham of Hunt, 1 sister: Cynthia Fischer of Perry, 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews, good friends and neighbors.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday November 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Sunday November 3rd at 1:00pm at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

may be to Livingston County Hospice 2 County Campus Mt. Morris, NY 14510 or to the Portageville Baptist Church 6668 Pike St. Portageville, New York 14536. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

PAUL JON "PJ" PORTER Age 57, of Batavia, died Thursday morning October 31, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born July 27, 1956, in Batavia, NY, to Laura (Yaw) of Batavia and the late Gordon M. Porter.

   Paul was a 1975 graduate of Batavia High School, he attended GCC, Buffalo State, and the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. He graduated from Riverside School of Aeronautics in Utica, NY in 1982 and was an avid fan of airplanes and flight. He was an employee of I SQUARED R Element Co., Inc. in Akron.

   Surviving along with his mother is a sister, Deborah L. Conroy; 3 nieces, Emily, Jessica and Rebecca all of Batavia; an aunt, Patti Netzley of Batavia and uncle, Joe (Charlotte) Yaw of San Diego, CA, along with many friends.

   A time of sharing and celebration of PJ's life will be from 3-4 p.m. Friday November 8, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Road Batavia, New York 14020 and memorials in his memory are suggested to the church.

Please share your memories of PJ, with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF PAUL JON "PJ" PORTER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

LEONA B. NOGROSKY Age 99, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday morning October 31, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born November 20, 1913 in Rathmel, PA to the late Michel and Catherine (Stanisweski) Maxim also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Nogrosky; brothers, Michael, Stanley, Joseph, John & Raymond Maxim; sisters, Mary Gustimbell and Jule Dickey.

   Mrs. Nogrosky was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site), a Eucharistic minister and volunteer at Bingo. She worked at Massey Harris, Pocketbook Factory, E.N. Rowell Box Factory, Chapin's and retired from GTE Sylvania, where she assisted in organizing the union. Leona volunteered as a driver/companion for senior citizens who were homebound and in her free time enjoyed sewing, reading and embroidery.

   Surviving is a loving daughter, Mary Ann (late Vincent) Spiotta of Batavia and loving son, Don Norse of Florida; 3 grandchildren, Vickie Klein, Samuel (Yvonne) Monachino and Scot Monachino; 2 great-grandchildren, Erin Klein and Maggie Grace Monachino along with several nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 3-7 p.m. Sunday November 3, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:00 a.m. Monday November 4 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials are suggested to the Genesee County Nursing Home 278 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020.           

Please share your memories of Leona, with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF LEONA B. NOGROSKY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

Christopher P. Wierda, 43 of Manchester, NH and formerly of Alabama, NY, died unexpectedly on Saturday (October 19, 2013) at his residence.

He was born April 9, 1970 in Buffalo, NY, a son of James and Susan Schlenker Wierda of Batavia.

Christopher was employed as a computer programmer for Wapac Labs in Manchester, NH.  He was a graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School, where he excelled and enjoyed participating on the track team.  Christopher was a U.S. Army Veteran and served his country during Operation Desert Storm. He enjoyed photography, camping in the Adirondacks and was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature.  He was also very fond of computer technology and artistry.

Surviving besides his parents is a son, Dimitri Wierda. Step-son, Daniil Petlvannay and their mother, Oksana Wierda, all of Williamsville. Brother, Derk Wierda of Batavia. Sisters, Lindsay Wierda and Jessica (Thomas) Lewandowski, all of Batavia.  Maternal grandmother, Alice Schlenker of Tonawanda. Aunt, Mari Schlenker of Tonawanda.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Saturday, November 2nd, from 10am-12pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A funeral service with full military honors will commence in the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation at 12pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

LeRoy ~ Duffy S. Falcone, age 86, of Platt Avenue, passed away Sunday evening (Oct. 27, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Mr. Falcone was born February 13, 1927 in LeRoy, a son of the late James and Josephine Teresi Falcone.

     He was a retired maintenance supervisor of the LeRoy Post Office and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  In his earlier years, he was also the manager of the Red Osier Restaurant and the LeRoy Country Club.

     He is survived by his daughters, Joanne Sallah of Jacksonville, FL and Gloria (Joseph) Avino of Batavia, sisters-in-law, Joanne Falcone of LeRoy and Ann Dillon of Fowlerville, daughter-in-law, Rebel Falcone of NC, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. 

     Duffy was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Thelma, his son, William, and his siblings, Ralph Falcone, Carrie Sandroni, Christina Zalacca, Josephine Falcone, Philip Falcone, Joseph Falcone and Salvatore Falcone.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 ~ 7  PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19).  His Rite of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Joseph's Oratory) 27 Lake St., LeRoy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.  Memorials in Duffy's name may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

     Your memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with Duffy's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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

FAITH T. CRAWFORD Age 79, of Corfu died Saturday October 26, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born June 21, 1934 in Buffalo, NY to the late Earl & Elizabeth (Marshall) Switzer also preceded in death by her brother, Marshall Switzer.

   Mrs. Crawford was a co-owner for many years of the True Value in Corfu.

   Surviving is her loving husband of 59 years, Clarence Crawford of Corfu; sons, Gregory (Charlotte) Crawford of Darien, Lester Crawford of Corfu and William (Pamela) Crawford of Sardinia; sisters, Dolores Shimo of Amherst and Mary Elizabeth (David) Weil of Angola; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held privately by the family, burial will be in Old Buffalo Road Cemetery, memorials in Faith's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

Please share your memories of Faith with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF FAITH T. CRAWFORD IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

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