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Katherine Rose Snyder Williams, 100 of Batavia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday January 23, 2014. She was born November 17, 1913 in Alexander, daughter of the late Edward G. and Cora Meyers Snyder. A graduate of Attica High School and Buffalo State Teachers' College, Katherine taught for many years in the Attica area.  She was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, taught Bible Club in her home, and gave Bible classes at the Batavia Nursing Home, where she was affectionately known as "Katie." Katherine is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Williams, died February 7, 1987; sisters Viola Yablonski and Marian Taylor.

Surviving is a daughter, Beth Ann (Bruce) McNeill of Richmond, Virginia; three grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew, both of Richmond, and Erin McNeill Durand, of Hope Mills, North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday January 29, 2014 Marley Funeral Home, LLC.  135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica. 

Memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church located at 238 Vine St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Mildred A. Voorhees, 83, formerly of Oakfield, passed away Jan. 17, 2014, at Le Roy Village Green, where she had been residing.
 
The eldest of four children, she was born in Batavia, the daughter of the late Alford “Pat” R. Voorhees and the late Ellen G. (Mason) Voorhees on Dec. 1, 1930.
 
She earned her Accounting Diploma graduating in 1950 from the Batavia branch of the Rochester Business Institute and held several financial positions at various businesses in Genesee County as well as in Rochester and Buffalo. She was a member of the North Darien Baptist Church where she was organist for 15 years. She also played organ for several years at the VA Hospital in Batavia. Her life was dedicated to bringing the love of Jesus Christ into each of her children’s lives.
 
She is survived by her sons, R. Thomas Neth of Batavia, Emanuele (Donna) Neth of Holley, Robert (Pamela) Neth of Lakeland, Fla., Timothy Neth, and William (Kalle) Neth of Batavia; daughters, Deborah (David) Kovach of Parrish, Fla., Donna Elliott, Mary (Todd) Scoins, and Gloria Moretti of East Pembroke; and her sister, Dorothy Pontillo of Zephyrhills, Fla.; her brothers Charles (Linda) Voorhees of Cape Vincent and James Voorhees of Orick, Calif.; her 30 grandchildren, Lisa Atkinson, Adam Neth, Christopher Neth, Laura Carlie, Kevin Neth, Melanie Wilhelm, Brande Kenworthy, Steven Elliott, Michelle Czechowicz, Amanda Elliott, Michael Neth, Sarah Neth, Emily Neth, Bryan Neth, Matthew Neth, Brandon Scoins, Gregory Scoins, Tyler Scoins, Joseph Neth, David Neth, Jason Neth, Andrew Neth, Elizabeth Neth, Monica Neth, Benjamin Neth, Jacob Neth, Alex Moretti, Brittany Moretti, Mackenzie Moretti and Gabriella Moretti; her two step-grandchildren, Christopher Glow and Jeremy Glow, 20 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
She is predeceased by her eldest son, John Neth and her daughter-in-law Patricia Neth.
 
There are no prior visiting hours. Private services and a Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family. 
 
Memorials in Mildred’s memory may be made to Homecare & Hospice of Genesee County, 29 Liberty St. Suite No. 6, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, 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.

Corfu - Karen L. Turner, 67, of Corfu, passed away Thursday (January 23, 2014) at Buffalo General Hospital.

Mrs. Turner was born on September 4, 1946 in Utica, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas R. and Evelyn L. (Wardell) Alton.

She was a graduate of Poland Central School Class of 1964. Karen worked in the Utica area for Mele Manufacturing, General Electric and several restaurants. She also worked at the Batavia Senior Center and for the Pembroke Central School District where she was a bus driver for 16 years. Karen truly loved driving her bus and retired due to health problems in 2006. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Harley G. Turner, whom she married on December 18, 1965. She was the loving mother of Melissa Turner and Scott (Cindy) Turner all of Corfu; stepmother of Judy Turner of Camillus, NY and Donna (Dave) Maycumber of Syracuse; loving grandmother of Erika (Andrew) Gabbey, Shelby Turner and Dakota Parson and step grandmother of Andrew Strack.

She is also survived by a sister, Jean Konieczny of Tulsa, Ok;  a brother Robert Alton of Hamilton, NY and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Corfu - Evelyn M. Worthington, 92, of Corfu, passed away Tuesday (January 21, 2014) at her home.

Mrs. Worthington was born in El Cerrito, California on March 11, 1921, the daughter of the late Clayton and Josephine Blachford Mosier. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Rochester Business Institute. Until his retirement, Evelyn and her husband Stanley, owned and operated Pembroke Exxon. She was a long time member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member of the Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association.

Evelyn was an avid genealogist, and enjoyed sewing and gardening. She loved the out doors and spending time with her granddaughter and nieces.

Evelyn was the wife of the late Stanley Worthington, sister of the late Catherine Dunn and the late Clayton Mosier.

She is survived by her sons, Ralph of Lansdale, PA and Russell of Corfu; her granddaughter Lindsey of Trumansburg, NY; her sister Mildred Whitehead of Cape Coral, FL; her sister-in-law Audrey Mosier of Corfu and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036 or to HomeCare and Hospice 550 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Ray E. Willis, 87 of Albion, died Tuesday January 21, 2014 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born October 15, 1926 in Erwin, TN to the late John (Lacresia Cody) Willis. Mr. Willis worked for Maislin Transport in Buffalo. He was a United States Army Veteran and member of the National Guard. He is preceded in death by a brother John Willis; two sisters Mary Tipton and Geneva Shirton. 

Mr. Willis is survived by his beloved wife Lucille (Bigsby) Willis of Albion; son Earl Willis of Batavia; daughters Agnes (Gary) Gates of Warsaw; Renee (Donald) Long of Batavia; brother James Willis of TN; 26 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place 11:30 AM on Monday January 27, 2014 at the Alabama & Bason United Methodist Church 1392 Church St. Alabama, NY 14013. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.
 

ANTHONY M. LAZIK Age 40, of Batavia, died Tuesday morning January 21, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 7, 1973 in Batavia to Deborah (Pratt) Gravanda of Batavia and the late Anthony John Lazik who died in 1996

  Anthony was employed at Chesley's Automotive in Batavia, doing what made him most happy, working as a mechanic. He was an avid Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan, enjoyed his mothers cooking and loved to spend time with his girlfriends daughter, Kaylyn.

   Anthony is survived by his mother and step-father, Deborah (Fred) Gravanda of Batavia; his sweetheart, Amber Wade and her daughter, Kaylyn Hale of Batavia; brothers, Jeremy Weatherbee and Theodore (Theresa) Lazik both of Batavia; maternal grandparents, Carr (Barbara) Magel of Auburn; uncles, Michael (Weiling) Lazik of Batavia, David (Robbie) Lazik of Brooklyn, Jason (Michelle) Magel of AZ; aunts, Paula Savage of Batavia, Tamara Magel of Long Island, Jamie (Shawn) Rathbone of Auburn; great-aunts, Ann and Floretta Fenello both of Batavia along with many cousins and friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 3-7 p.m. Friday January 24, 2014 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Anthony will be buried with his father in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to the family.           

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

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

 

 

 

ROBERT L. SZELES Age 55, of Byron, died peacefully Monday January 20, 2014 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 16, 1958 in Rochester, NY, to the late Lewis W. and Meryl (Galen) Szeles also preceded in death by his nephew, Jon Krenzer.

   Robert was employed at O-AT-KA Milk Products and enjoyed radio controlled model airplanes.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 32 years, Debbie (Drummey) Szeles of Byron; step-daughter, Debbi (Aaron) Brenkus of Elba; sister, Barbara (Charles) Klinkbeil of Holley; step grandchildren, Jonathan & Taylor Brenkus; 2 step great-grandchildren; niece, Heather (Rich) Held and great-nephew, Carter Held along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

   There is no prior visitation, funeral services will be held privately by the family and in liue of flowers memorials can be made to a charity of thye donor's choice.

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

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

Oakfield - Lillian M. Scroger, 86, of Oakfield, a retired Housekeeper at Batavia Treadway Inn, passed away Tuesday, (January 21, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia following a brief illness.

Mrs. Scroger was born February 24, 1927 in Pottsville, PA, a daughter of the late Merritt A. and Effa (Shiery) Shingle.

She was a member of the Alabama-Basom United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 626 Women's Auxiliary in Oakfield.  She enjoyed knitting, traveling, eating out at many local restaurants, especially The Caryville Inn; she greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is the wife of the late Howard E. Scroger who passed away November 18, 1987.

Lillian is survived by her children, Ann (Dan) Waterman of Oakfield, and John (late Jayne) Scroger of Westmont, Il; a son-in-law, Jim Wolan of Churchville; grandchildren, Ann Marie (Carl) Shetler of Alabama, Richard (Toni) Allen of Barker, James (Manisha) Wolan of Linden, NJ, Erin (Bob) Silvarole of North Chili, Christa (Tom) Jordon of Chicago, Il, and Jeff Scroger of Utah; great-grandchildren, Daniel Freeman, Michael Freeman, Carl Shetler, Michael Shetler, Kirstie Allen, Richard Allen, Rachael Allen, Zachery Hill, Kristopher Wolan, Lillian Silvarole, and Ian Jordon; a great-great grandson, Carson Shetler.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Wolan; sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Shingle, Francis Esterly (late Leroy) Gehris, and Emma Kathryn "Kit" (late Vincent) Hofmann.

Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Lillian’s Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, (January 25, 2014) at Alabama - Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church Street, Alabama. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021, Alabama Fire Department, P.O. Box 798, Basom, NY 14013, Alabama - Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church Street, Alabama, NY 14003, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society WNY Chapter, 4053 Maple Road, Suite #110, Amherst, NY 14226 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby in the spring.  Please leave a condolence, light a candle, or share a story at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

EAST BETHANY – Richard F. Fietz, Jr., 90, of East Bethany, passed away Tuesday (January 21, 2014) at his home.

Mr. Fietz was born October 30, 1923 in Boston, MA, a son of the late Richard F. and Edith Fietz.

A native of Boston, MA, a life-long public servant, and a devoted family man, Richard F. Fietz, Jr. served in the US Army as a combat engineer in the European Theater of Operations during WWII.  After the war, he attended Boston University, Middlebury College and Columbia University, graduating with a Masters in Psychology in 1950.

He was a deacon in the Kings Highway Baptist Church, a member of the Eastern Rod and Gun Club and an avid hunter and fisherman. 

He married his wife, Antoinette “Toni” (Adragna) in 1948.  They moved to Batavia in 1956 and lived in Bethany since 1958.  He was a member of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Company, serving as secretary, member of the board of directors and rescue squad.  He enjoyed traveling and in his last years surfed the internet avidly for international news.  His last international trip was in 1998 to Marseille, where he had been stationed for part of his service in WWII.

He was active in the American Correctional Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology and the International Halfway House Association. He established the halfway house on Greg Street in Rochester as the first one in New York State in the early 1970’s. He retired from his position as Deputy Superintendent of Attica Correctional Facility in 1983.

His wife, Toni, predeceased him in 2012.  He had been her dedicated caregiver for the last decade of her life and her companion of 63 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Lynne Fietz; three grandsons, Alexander Fietz Saldarriaga, Diego Fietz-Bogotá and Giovanny Fietz; two granddaughters-in-law, Yveth Saldarriaga and Ana Ruth Fietz-Bogotá; two great-grandchildren, Esmeralda Layla Saldarriaga and Piero Alessandro Saldarriaga; and his “baby” sister, Roberta Fitzpatrick.  The family is grateful to Sylvia Santana for the tremendous help that she provided to enable him to stay in his home and maintain his quality of life, as well as to his good neighbors and the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of visitation at 8.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054, in his memory.  Please leave a condolence, light a candle, or share a story at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Elizabeth J. Place "Betty", 92 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Monday (January 20, 2014) at the Weinberg Campus Nursing Facility in Getzville.

She was born August 17, 1921 in Eden, NY, a daughter of the late William John and Florence Strawbrich McGennis.

Betty and her late husband were the owners of the former Place's Grocery Store in Akron.  She was also a member of St. Teresa's R.C. Church.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, George A. Place and two sons, James and George W. Place.

Survivors include a sister, Violet Buckenmeyer of Darien and several nieces, nephews and dear friends including Eleanor, Nancy and Kathy.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Thursday from 9:00am-10:30am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St. Akron.  Prayers will be recited from the funeral home at 10:30am, followed by an 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa's R.C. Church. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in the Town of Royalton.

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.

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