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Catherine M. Darch, 76 of Batavia died January 1, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 29, 1935 in Batavia to the late Frank (Assunta DeCelso) DiFilippo. Catherine was retired from WROTB in Batavia where she worked for many years as a telephone supervisor. She was a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s Church) where she was very active, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and she formerly taught CCD classes. She loved her family and entertaining company. She is preceded in death by her brothers Nicholas, Rocco, Joseph, Victor, Frank Jr. and Vincent DiFilippo.
                                                                                                                        
Catherine  is survived by her beloved husband Robert L. Darch of Batavia, son Kenneth (Angela) Darch of Batavia, daughter Cynthia (Kenneth) Kowalik of Elba, one brother Carmen (Penny) DiFilippo of Batavia. 5 Grandchildren Robert (Michelle) Darch of Batavia, Rebecca Darch of Buffalo, Ryan Darch of Batavia, Eric and Chad Kowalik both of Elba and one great grandchild Dominic Darch; brother-in-law Lawrence (Dee) Darch of FL, four sisters-in-law Bernice, Veronica, Susan and Amelia DiFilippo survive along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Thursday January 5, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers  will be recited 12 Noon Friday January 6, 2012at the funeral home followed by a 12:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial in Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s Church), 122 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14602. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

Anthony L. Peca, 88 of Batavia, died December 31, 2011 peacefully at his son’s home surrounded by his family. He was born August 31, 1923 in Batavia, NY to the late Samuel (Maria Michetti) Peca. Mr. Peca joined his father Sam in 1946 then later owned and operated Batavia Turf Farms from 1960-1997. He was a member of Rotary International, Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church and 4th degree Knight of Columbus. Mr. Peca was a proud WWII Army Veteran serving from 1943 to 1946 earning the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and Europe African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He is preceded in death by a daughter Joan Marie Peca, granddaughters Catie Hoch, Heather Elizabeth Peca, daughter-in-law Martha Peca, brother John Peca and sister Jenny Irrera.

He is survived by his beloved wife Theresa M. (Bellow) Peca of Batavia; sons Samuel of San Diego; Anthony L. (Geraldine) Jr. of Batavia; John (Debbie Murray) Peca of Batavia; daughters Anne Marie (Richard) Starowitz of Batavia; Gina (Laurence Hoch) Peca of Ballston Lake; Theresa Peca-Baker of Burnt Hills; sisters Florence Lullo of Batavia; Rose Monachino of Elba; Margaret Worth of Batavia; Julia (Anthony) Scalia of Batavia; 14 grandchildren Jennifer (Shane) Caiazzo, Jessica (John) Heffernan, Jill (John) Kratz, Theresa (Guy) Pellegrino, Emily Peca, Justin Sager, Kelly Peca, Jaime (Brittni) Peca, Anthony (Leah) Peca III, Amy Peca, Robby Hoch, Tess Baker, John Hoch, Ethan Baker, 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday January 4, 2012 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. There will be a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday January 5, 2012 at Resurrection Parish ( St. Joseph’s Church) 303 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his memory to his granddaughter's foundation The Catie Hoch Foundation 27 Southwood Drive, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

   
 

     Age 64, of Batavia, died Tuesday December 27, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. He was born January 20, 1947 in Buffalo, NY son of the late Myron & Alice (Schmidt) Bauer. He was a member of the Corfu Presbyterian Church, and an employee of The Hartford Insurance Co. Fred was a past master of the Hiram Mason Lodge and loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

     Surviving is his beloved wife of 46 years Cheryl (Stortz) Bauer; loving daughters Kristina (Tim) Flanagan & Rachel (Robert) Tatarka all of Batavia; sisters Cheryl Lyne (Robert) Paul & Melinda Joy (Leonard) Frears both of Buffalo; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     There is no prior visitation and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial in Fred's memory are suggested to the church. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF FREDERICK J. "FRED" BAUER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

     Age 82, a Director and resident of Godfrey's Pond, died Saturday December 24, 2011 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born November 13, 1929 Oakfield the son of the late Alfred & Amy (Howard) Rumble and also preceded in death by his wife Arlene (Stegman) Rumble in 2009 and his brothers Howard, Donald, Wayne & Robert. A member of City Church, he was an employee of the former GTE Sylvania and the Eastman Kodak Co. A life member of the Oakfield Rod & Gun Club, Loyal order of Moose and the Genesee County Fish & game Protective Association. In his younger days he was an avid hunter, fisherman & trap shooter, spent many, many years attending harness horse races and loved the casino and OTB. He was a frequent visitor at Town & Country for breakfast and was always available for Sunday dinners with his family.

     Surviving is his loving son Kenneth A. (Cindy) Rumble Jr. of Stafford; brother Dale (Joan) Rumble of Batavia and sister Glenda Klase of Oakfield; beloved grandchildren Roger and Nicole Rumble & great-grandson Connor Moran along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     There is no prior visitation and funeral services will held privately by his family. Memorials in Ken's memory are suggested to the Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association or United Memorial Medical Center. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery and for more infromation please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Paul G. Edenholm Sr., 83, of Batavia, died Thursday (Dec. 22, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Buffalo, NY on November 7, 1928, a son of the late Lawrence and Hildagarde Walter Edenholm.

Mr. Edenholm was a carpenter and was employed by the former Rieker Construction Co. of N. Tonawanda prior to his retirement.

Surviving is his wife of over 46 years, Laura A Morse Edenholm whom he married on May 22, 1965.  His children; Paula (Scott) Neumann of Stafford, Tracy (Richard) Padilla of Buffalo, Lorna Edenholm of Batavia, Jacqueline (Richard) Beatty of Madison WI, Debra (Jim) Frayley of Haggerstown, MD, Jeffrey (Lynda) Edenholm of Stafford, Michael (Sandra) Edenholm of Batavia and Paul G. Edenholm Jr. of Haggerstown, MD.  He was the father of the late Mary Jane Moses.  Grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Monday from 5 - 8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where a service will be Tuesday at noon.  Burial will follow in Grand View Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorials to the family for distribution to various charities.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Gerald W. Foote, 88 of Perry, died December 22, 2011 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital. He was born in Warsaw, NY on March 21, 1923 to the late Charles (Anna L. Schmemann) Foote. Mr. Foote was a WWII Army Veteran that served most notably in the Philippines. He volunteered for many years with the Perry Fire and Ambulance services. Mr. Foote loved to work with wood, hunt and travel. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Pauline (Haynes) Foote, son Larry Foote, granddaughter Jennifer Foote, son-in-law Bow Beaumont and sister Viola Hopkins.

He is survived by sons Alan (Cindy) of Perry; Charles of Perry; Robert of Leicester; daughter Bonnie Beaumont of NC; sister Ellen (Fred Bliss) Whitmore of Warsaw; daughter-in-law Jill Foote; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 27, 2011 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 12:00 Noon Funeral Services will follow calling hours on Tuesday December 27, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


 

Batavia- Mr. Charles P. (Skip) Charvella, 64, of Batavia, Co-owner of Batavia Restaurant Supply, died Thursday, December 22, 2011at United Memorial Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Mr. Charvella was born September 8, 1947 in Batavia, the son of Charles F. Charvella of Batavia and the late Ruth  Schosek Charvella who recently died.

A 1965 graduate of Notre Dame High School and graduate of SUNY Brockport, Skip taught American History and General Science before working at the Batavia Restaurant Supply family business. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid Civil War Historian and belonged to the Civil War Round Table of LeRoy.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Karen Pompa.  Also surviving are four sons; Stefan Charvella of Fairport, Nathan (Paula) Charvella of Amherst, Nicholas (Rene) Pompa and Christopher Pompa both of Byron and one brother Michael P. (Beverly) Charvella of Batavia.  He was the grandfather of Ashton, Brady and Mila Rose Charvella and the father-in-law of Colleen Campanelli.  Also surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Monday, December 26, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to UMMC for the Hospice Care area or your favorite animal shelter.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com 

Mark M. Stroka, 48 of Corfu, died December 21, 2011in the Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born January 13, 1963 in Buffalo to the late Matthew Stroka and June (Schmitt) Stroka of Lancaster, NY. Mark was a employed by the New York State Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer at the Albion Correctional Facility. He was a Marine Corp Veteran serving from 1982-86, and was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (Holy Name of Mary). He loved to fish, and was a loving family man to his children, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn A. (Nowicki) Stroka, son Matthew H. Stroka II, Molly K. Stroka, Lauren E. Stroka all of Corfu. Two brothers Patrick (Karen) Stroka of Lockport, Bruce (Linda) Stroka of Basom, one sister Susan Stroka of Lancaster and many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 27, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.    Prayers  will be recited on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at the funeral home at 9:15 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (Holy Name of Mary), 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke, New York. Interment will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery, Lancaster, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to All Babies Cherished, 445 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


 

                                  

 

Angelo A. Scapa, 84 of Batavia, died December 21, 2011 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born February 10, 1927 to the late Anthony (Dominish Mosco) Scappa. Mr. Scappa was retired from Akron Central School where he was a long time teacher and athletic coach. Mr. Scappa was a member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia, and a World War II Navy Veteran. Angelo was an avid sports fan. He is preceded in death by a grandson Eric Scappa, a sister Rose Zambito and a brother Joe Tacca.

He is survived by his  beloved wife Elaine (Marchese) Scappa of Batavia; 7 children Marianne (David) Barton of Las Vegas, NV, Anthony Scappa of Las Vegas, NV, Michael (Dianne) Scappa of Needville, TX, Nancy Scappa of Yreka, CA, Joan (J.C.) Trulen of New Orleans, LA; Angelo Scappa Jr. of Las Vegas, NV and James Scappa of Batavia. Two grandchildren Aaron Chamberlain and Stacy Scappa, one great granddaughter Peyton Chamberlain, sister Anna Hagerdon of Hamburg, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Friday December 23, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM the Funeral Home on Saturday December 24, 2011, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish ( St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

   

 

 

Corfu - Clyde E. Starkweather, 86, of Corfu, passed away Tuesday (December 20, 2011) at the New York State Veterans Home, Batavia.

Mr. Starkweather was born February 25, 1925, in Alabama, NY, a son of the late Myron and Mary Crosby Starkweather. He graduated from Oakfield-Alabama High School and served in the United States Navy from 1943-1946. A very caring man, Mr. Starkweather gave deeply of himself, serving his community, youth and family. He and his late wife, Wilma Potter Starkweather, owned Jay E. Potter Lumber in Corfu from 1968-1982. He worked at Potter Lumber for 57 years, from 1947-2003.

Mr. Starkweather was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church from 1946- present, and served as a Trustee, Session member and on many different committees. He was also a Village of Corfu Trustee (1948-1950 and 1957-1958), Village of Corfu Mayor (1959-1960), former member of the Corfu Rescue Hook & Ladder Co., former member of the Corfu I.O.O.F. Lodge # 634 and the Corfu VFW. Mr. Starkweather served on the Genesee County Baseball Club Board of Directors from the 1970's-1990's, was a member of the Muckdogs Booster Club and is on the Ed Dwyer Society Wall of Fame at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.  He also was also a member of many other local and lumber related organizations. Besides his wife, Wilma, Mr. Starkweather is predeceased by his sisters, Edith Hilchey and Dorothy Branch and a brother, Fay Starkweather.

Mr. Starkweather is survived by his son and daughter, Allan Starkweather and Sandra Thomas, both of Corfu; his companion, Audrey Mosier of Corfu; two sisters, Alice Dix of Akron and Eva Sharp of Byron; along with many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church at 11 AM on Friday. A luncheon will be held at the Pembroke Community Center 116 Main St., Corfu, immediately following the service. Burial will be private at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159, Corfu, NY 14036 or to Crossroads House,11 Liberty St.,  PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements are being completed by the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc.. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu, NY

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