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Corfu - Daniel M. “Danny” Thomas, 66, of Corfu, formerly of Le Roy, passed away Friday (December 13, 2013) at Strong Hospital, Rochester.
 
Danny was born on August 19, 1947, in Batavia, a son of Hazel A. Thomas of Avon and the late Joseph Thomas. A machinist by trade, Danny worked for LeRoy Machine in LeRoy. He was an outstanding athlete in LeRoy in his youth, especially in football. Family was the most important thing to Danny. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister Becky Holzer and a nephew, Sean Quamina.
 
Along with his dear mother, Hazel A. Thomas, Danny is survived by his loving wife, Ann E. Thomas of Corfu; his daughters, Raequel, Maurica, Danielle and Carla; his son, Adrian; step-sons Jonathan (Jessica) Connolly, Jeff (Danielle) Connolly and Michael (Natalie) Connolly; his siblings, Brenda L. Graham, Bruce Thomas, Rochelle A. Thomas, Beverly L. (Dee) Thomas-Robinson, Christine M. (Herbert) Thomas-Smith, Joseph M. (Anna) Thomas, Khem J. Lucas, Wanda L. Thomas, Cyncerie L. Thomas, Jeffrey Thomas, Wayne (Lisa) Thomas and Toby (Laurasue) Thomas; a brother-in-law, Carl Holzer and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends, also survive.
 
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is being planned for in the spring. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

GENEVIEVE "BUBBLES" WALKER Age 89, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday morning December 14, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1924 in Batavia to the late Bronislaus and Victoria (Twardowski) Moscicki, also preceded in death by her husband, James Walker Sr.; son, James Walker Jr.; daughter, Janice Ann Walker, grandson, Jason J. Gioia; brothers, Alfred "Fritz", Ray, Joseph "Chief", Henry "Honey" and Edward "Farmer" Moscicki; sisters, Irene Michalak, Gladys Konieczka and Antoniette Feary.

   Gen worked for over 20 years as a lunch aid at Jackson Elementary School and was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish and its Altar & Rosary Society. A fixture for many, many years along with her late husband she catered numerous events at the Sacred Heart Social Center. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who had a love for playing bingo.

   Surviving are her loving children, Patricia (Frank) Gioia and John (Wendy) Walker both of Batavia; sister, Rose Jacques of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Esther Moscicki and Pauline Walker; grandchildren, Frank (Angela) Gioia, Chad Gioia, John (Samantha) Walker, James Walker, Amber (Steve Hall) Bates, Karen Williams, Marcy (Jarred) Wenzler, Ashley and Morgan (Katie) Ramsey III; great-grandchildren, Ty Jason Gioia, Nikki Ramsey, Destany & Drake Foster, Bryce & Mackenzie Riegle along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Monday December 16, 2013 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited Tuesday December 17 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). (Please Note: The Altar & Rosary Society will recite the Rosary 3:30p.m. on Monday). Entombment will be in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum of St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials in her memory can be made in the form of mass offerings or to a charity of the donor's choice.           

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

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

 

Raymond W. Scroger, 63 of Alexander passed away on December 12, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born January 4, 1950 in Batavia to the late Ralph (Leora Fuller) Scroger. Ray was retired from Keeler Construction Company of Albion where he held several positions, most recently Low Boy Equipment Operator and formerly Foreman. Ray’s greatest love was spending time with his family and friends; along with hunting, competition archery, enjoying nature and the outdoors. Ray twice won the New York State Archery Championship as well as many regional and local archery competitions. He is preceded in death by sisters Sharon Oliver and Mary Louise Scroger; brother Ralph Scroger Jr.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife Paula (West) Scroger of Alexander; children Kimberly Statt of Rochester; Kristi (Sean Emerton) Scroger of Blue Hill, ME; Jeffrey (Janice) Cifelli of LeRoy; Scott (Melanie) Cifelli of Pavilion; Kevin (Amy) Cifelli of Medina; 12 grandchildren; sisters Linda (Douglas) Bentley; Lisa (Robert) Church; brothers Richard (Lita), Gary (Vicki), Dale (Judy), Earl, John (Diane) Scroger; brother-in-law David Oliver; along with several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.

Friends may call on Tuesday December 17, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held immediately following calling hours, 11:30 AM at the church. He will be laid to rest in the Alabama Cemetery, Alabama, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the WNY Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Foundation 331 Alberta Dr. Suite 106, Amherst, NY 14226 or [email protected]. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Randy was born in Dansville, New York on May 6, 1955 a son of the late Frank Barrett and Dorothy Holbrook Potter. Randy was a self employed handyman and painter. He served with the US Army. He enjoyed working on automobiles, fishing, and enjoyed the outdoors. He is preceded in death by brothers Frank and William Barrett; sister Patricia Howell.

He is survived by his wife whom he married on July 27, 1996 Sharon Barrett of Warsaw, 3 daughters: Dorothy Seiwell of Nunda, Diana Jordan of Nunda, Helen (Chris Curry) Barrett of Sevierville, Tn., 3 sons: Randy (Nicole) Barrett Jr. of Indiana, Frank (Karen) Barrett of Perry, Brent (Ann Marie) Barrett of Dansville, 2 stepchildren: Tammy (Rod) Huff of Warsaw, Shannon McDonald of Warsaw,1 sister: Sandra VanHorn of Bolivar, 1 brother: Wayne (Tammy) Barrett of Hicksville, Oh., 21 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday December 16th , 2013 from 1-2PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow the visitation at 2:00pm.

Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visist www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Doris Marie (Dominesey) Henneberger of Bartz Road, Sheldon, New York, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY.  She was 91.

Born March 15, 1922 in Sheldon, NY, she was married on June 7, 1947 to the late Richard W. Henneberger who died in 2001,.  She leaves three sons; Richard C. (Jackie) of Murray, KY, David W. (Sandy Robinson) of Cuba, NY and Daniel G. (Virginia) of Sheldon, NY, five grandchildren, Cheryl (Jason) Forester, Keith R. Henneberger, Christopher (Kathy) Henneberger, Julie (Shannon) Leach, Danielle Henneberger and two great grandchildren, Mya G. and Aiden R. Henneberger.

Doris was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 627 of Strykersville, NY. For years she was an active member holding numerous positions in the organization, including Auxiliary President of the Post and Wyoming county.  She was also an active member of the Senior Citizens Organizations of North Java, Strykersville and Wales Center and for several years was trip coordinator for the organizations.

For years Doris was a member of St. Cecilia's RC Church in Sheldon, NY and more recently had been a member of St. Nicholas RC Church in North Java, NY.

Doris was also predeceased by a daughter-in-law Jan (Schwab) Henneberger, two brothers and sister-in-laws; Charles F. (Carol Straus) Dominesey of Long Beach, CA, and Ellsworth J. (Janet McCrey) Dominescy of Mobile, AL.

She will be laid to rest alongside her husband Richard W. Henneberger in the Veterans National Cemetery, Bath, NY. For more information please call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

John L. Pariso, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends on December 7, 2013.  Beloved husband of Amy (Berry) Pariso, father of Jonni (Jamie) Sandolfini, Lukas, Emmie, Liam and Blake who all live in Darien.  One grandchild Cali. Also survived by his father Carmen (late Beverly) Pariso of Buffalo, Anthony (Elaine) Pariso of Grand Island and Filomena Pariso of Buffalo.  John also had several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and many close friends.

For those who would like to join the family in remembering John Parisos’ caring and colorful life we welcome you to join us Wednesday December 11 at the Lodge at Hidden Valley in Varysburg.  The family will receive visitors between 5 and 8 pm.  We welcome you to stop in and share your fondest memories of John or your stories of him to share.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Attica Youth Association or Attica Sports Boosters. For more information please call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Byron ~ Michael Lee Vainio, age 32, of Caswell Road, passed away on Thursday (Dec. 5, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center.

     Michael was born August 14, 1981 in Batavia, a son of Leo and Betsey Bell Vainio.

     He was a 1999 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School.  He enjoyed carpentry, had a great love for the outdoors and for his pets, Simone and Big Boi.   He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

     In addition to his parents, Leo and Betsey of Byron, he is survived by his wife, Susana Revelo Vainio, his siblings, Patrick Vainio of Cumming, GA, Dr. Shawn (Annjannette) Vainio of Kodiak, AK and Leigh (Erik) Johanson of Black Mountain, NC, a niece, Anja Vainio of AK and an uncle, Roy Bell of McLean, NY.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 ~ 7 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. Michael's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen, N.Y. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or The Genesee County Animal Shelter.

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

  

Byron - Robin M. Denniston-Keller, 44, of Byron, passed away Thursday, (December 5, 2013) at Monroe County Community Hospital, in Rochester, following a lengthy illness.  She was the co-owner of Den-Kel Jerseys, LLC in Byron.


Mrs. Denniston-Keller was born December 6, 1968 in Sharon, CT, the daughter of Roy T. Denniston of North Chatham, NY and the late Deborah (Berry) Denniston.


She was a 1987 graduate of Ichabod Crane Central School in Kinderhook and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in 1991.


Robin had a passion for working with dairy cattle, beginning with her high school job, working at Dutch Hollow Farm. She was active in 4-H, served as an officer in both the ENY and State Junior Holstein Club, and was a Distinguished Junior Member of the New York Holstein Association. Working with her husband, Kip, she developed an outstanding herd of registered Jersey Cattle, selling several bulls to A.I. studs in the United States and Canada, and receiving the Outstanding Young Breeder Award from the American Jersey Cattle Association.  


Robin had many friends in the agricultural community. She was a 4-H Junior Holstein Club leader, and served as a state director for the Nioga Holstein Club, president of the Genesee County Farm Bureau, president of the NYS Jersey Cattle Club. Robin was elected a national director, representing New York for the American Jersey Cattle Association.  


Through her life, she enjoyed showing cattle with her dad at the county, state, and national levels.  
Robin was the wife of Kip Keller of Byron.  The two were married August 13, 1994.


Surviving along with her husband and father are her father-in-law, Robert B. Keller of Chatham; brothers-in-law, Paul (Joann) Keller and Kent (Roberta) Keller both of Kinderhook; sisters-in-law, Kim Ehlers of Stuyvesant, and Kristine (Timothy) Ooms of Chatham.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.


Robin is preceded in death by her mother and her mother-in-law, Judith (Atkinson) Keller.


Friends may call on Tuesday (December 10, 2013) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Robin’s memorial service will be held immediately following calling at 7.

A second service will be held Friday (December 20, 2013) at 11 a.m., at the North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274 New York 203, North Chatham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the AJCC Research Foundation, 6486 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 or the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226. 

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

Marilyn J. Colantonio, 80 of Batavia, passed away on Friday December 6, 2013 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. She was born June 22, 1933 in Albion to the late Leo (Lena Balester) Ludwick. Mrs. Colantonio was a graduate of Albion High School and St. Jerome’s School of Nursing in Batavia. She was a Registered Nurse having worked for Dr. Baker, Dr. Lee, Dr. Bissell and retired from Dr. Ahmed’s office in Batavia.  Mrs. Colantonio was a member of Ascension Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church.  She enjoyed collecting antiques having belonged to the Tonawanda Valley Collectors Club, she loved to go to the casino, camping and bowling. She also loved spending time with her family especially her great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Carol Ann Colantonio in 1962.

Mrs. Colantonio is survived by her husband of 59 years Raymond B. Colantonio of Batavia, whom she married on June 19, 1954, son Raymond (Karen) Colantonio of Arizona, daughter June (Randy) Boyce of Oakfield NY. 2 Grandchildren Kimberly (Herk) Handsaker and Anthony (Samantha) Colantonio both of Arizona, 2 step grandchildren Brittany & Shannon, 2 great-grandchildren Kayley & Hunter Handsaker of Arizona, survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, and from 10 to 11 AM on Thursday December 12, 2013 at Holy Family Parish, 106 South Main Street, Albion, NY 14411. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place following calling hours on Thursday, 11AM at Holy Family Parish 106 South Main Street, Albion NY 14411. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.   

The family suggests memorials be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 . For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

Carole A. Winterhalter, 60 of Akron, passed away on December 6, 2013 at The Center for Hospice &Palliative Care in Cheektowaga. She was born February 7, 1953 in Wellsville to the late Erest (Mildred “Mitzi” Osgood) Winterhalter. Carole was retired from Buffalo General Hospital where she was a carpenter and member of Union #289. She loved gardening, being outdoors, spending time by the pool and baking especially cookies.

Carole is survived by her daughter Ashley (Shawn Hazlett) Koch of Corfu, brothers Richard Winterhalter of Belmont, Michael Winterhalter of Rochester, sisters Judy (James) Bliven of Belmont, Anne Winterhalter of NJ, Patricia Sweeney of West Almond, Lynda Jones of NJ, Teresa Winterhalter of Savannah, GA; along with many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Tuesday December 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. She will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Belmont.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to The Hospice Foundation of Western New York, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo NY 14240 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org . For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to 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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