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Arland B. Rees, 90 of Batavia, passed away on January 19, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born November 13, 1922 in Houghton to the late David A. (Mabel Benton) Rees. On August 26, 1944 he married Louise (Wales) Rees in Rome, NY. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy & Houghton College, attended Syracuse University and received his Doctorate from Buffalo State College. He was Assistant Principle/Guidance Counselor at Corning Free Academy, Professor of History at Houghton College, served several Churches in the Wesleyan Methodist and United Methodist denominations. Arland served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy during WWII.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Louise R. (Wales) Rees of Batavia; son John (Kimberly) Rees of Batavia; daughter Carol (Paul) Ensell of Belmont, NY; grandchildren David and Kelli Rees; Tomas and Cara Ensell; Michelle White.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday January 24, 2013 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in Houghton Cemetery, Houghton.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the NYS Veterans Home Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. To sign the online guest registry 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.
 

Age 72, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday morning January 16, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born March 1, 1940 in Alleghany, NY a daughter of the late Joseph E. & Letha (Tyler) Karl, also prceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Owens and a sister, Judith Karl.

Mrs. Owens was an active, faithful member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and the Legion of Mary. She was an avid Sabres' fan, and will be remembered for her beautiful smile and devotion to her family.

Surviving are her beloved daughters, Mary Beth (James) Demmer, Donna (Nelson) Weibel and Janet Owens all of Batavia; brother, Phillip J. (Cherie) Karl of Washington State; 5 grandchildren, James, Thomas (Amanda Ambrose), Peter, Benjamin Demmer and Cassandra Swanson all of Batavia along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 3-7 PM on Friday January 18, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West MaIn Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 8:45 AM Saturday January 19 followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (East Pembroke Site). Memorials in Lorna's memory are suggested to Lake Plains Dialysis or the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate & WNY 15 Prince Street Rochester, New York 14607. Burial will be alongside her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Age 60, of Batavia, died Monday afternoon January 14, 2013 at his home. He was born August 22, 1952 in Erie, PA a son of the late Leon J. & Noreen (McConnell) Stone-Keenan.

Michael was retired from the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was a United States Navy Veteran and a former member of the Army National Gaurd. He was a history buff, especially military history and was an avid Star Trek fan.

Surviving are his loving sons, Mr. & Mrs. Adam Stone, Andrew (Melody) Stone and Abram Stone all of Batavia; former wife, Debra Langford of Stafford; brothers, Martin (Sandra) Stone of North Carolina, Mitchell Stone & John Keenan; his step-father, Raymond Keenan all of Brockport; 4 grandchildren along with sevral nieces and nephews.

Funeral serivces will be held privatley by the family; memorials are suggested to the WNY Chapter of the American Diabetes Association 315 Alberta Drive Suite 102 Amherst, New York 14226. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Yvonne was born in Manhatten, NY on May 27, 1941 a daughter of the late John Stroman and Josephine Williams. She was a resident of the Perry ICF. She moved to the Livingston and Wyoming County area in 1988. She enjoyed being around people, especially her care givers at the various state homes she was in. She enjoyed the many parties at the home, going on different outings, and was known to be quite the jokester.

She is survived by the many caregivers at the Perry ICF.

Friends may call from 9:30-10:30am on Wednesday January 16th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 10:30am. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry, NY.

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

 

Age 71, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday afternoon January 13, 2013 at the Erie County Medical Center. He was born January 4, 1942 in Rochester, a son of the late Henry J. & Arline (Welker) Seager and also preceded in death by his son, James W. Seager in 2012.

He was the owner of Tom Seager Real Estate and Appraisal and was one of the original founders of the LeRoy Ambulance Service. A Veteran of the United States Army, he enjoyed playing cards and watching world news on CNN. Tom was a former vice president of the Batavia Area Jaycees, past president of Parents Without Partners, a local volunteer for MDA and the Jerry Lewis Telethon and he wrote frequent book reviews for the Batavia Daily News under the title, BKWMSEZ.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 25 years, Phyllis (Hottois) Seager of Batavia; loving son, Robert Seager of Batavia; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 10-11 AM on Saturday January 19, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Tom's Life will begin at 11:00 AM. Memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals of Batavia & Genesee County PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York 14021, National Parkinson's Foundation of WNY 5140 Main Street Ste 303-154 Williamsville, New York 14221 or the American Lung Association of WNY 210 John Glenn Drive Ste 3 Buffalo, New York 14228. Burial with Full Military Honors will be in Elmwood Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Joan Lois Bly, lifetime resident of Perry, New York was born to the late Arthur L. Barrows and R. Ruby Watson Barrows of Bacon Road on April 9, 1930, the youngest of five children. After her childhood on the family farm, Joan moved into the village, marrying Robert L. Bly also of Perry, on June 2, 1950. Joan’s career as a fashion model and salesperson for Lippman’s Style Shop ended with the birth of their first child. She devoted the rest of her life to caring for her family, her home and gardens and her closest friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Bly, and her two brothers Dean Barrows and Robert Barrows.

Joan is survived by her four children, Claudia Bly, Kirk Bly, Robert Bly and Meggan Humphrey; her two sisters, Laura McIntyre and Freda Reinheimer; her granddaughter, Courtney Bly; , along with nieces and nephews.

Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

In honor of Joan and her love of nature, memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, New York State Chapter, 1048 University Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. 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.


 

Wenole “Winnie” Deiter, 74 of Perry, died January 8, 2013 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born July 9, 1938 in Pike to the late Everett (Irene Burger) Ackerman. Mrs. Deiter was a longtime member of the Brick Presbyterian Church of Perry, very active in the church with women’s groups and bible studies. She volunteered for the March of Dimes and often participated in the Walkathons. Winnie was an avid bowler. She is preceded in death by a daughter Jody Jones Deiter (2000), grandson CJ Deiter (1983) and brother Lyle Ackerman (2006).
                                                                                                                        
She is survived by her beloved husband Paul Deiter of Perry; sons Collins (Donna) Deiter of Norfolk, VA; Brian (Bonnie) Deiter of Perry; daughter Theresa (Roy) Yamonaco of Leicester; brothers Gregory Ackerman of Iowa; Wendell Ackerman of Nunda; Everett Ackerman Jr. of Pike; sisters Virginia (Steve) Frazier of Gainesville; Shirley (Clark) Hurlburt of Gainesville; Mary (James) Fuss of Arcade; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM on Friday January 11, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs.

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

Mary was born in Lockport, New York on October 13, 1924 a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Smith. Mrs. Massaro worked for many years at the Batavia Nursing Home as a nurses aide and was also a private home health care provider. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She is preceded in death by her husband Dominic J. Massaro who died in 2006; sons Rodney Massaro who died in 2001, Robert Massaro who died in 2011; a sister Rose Martell, brothers Harold and Norman Smith.

She is survived by a daughter; Dolly (Antoni) Kowalski of Perry. a son; Richard (Danielle) Massaro of Ohio, sister-in-law: Donna Massaro of Akron, and brother-in-law: Americo Massaro of Iowa, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, dear friends; Mike Sparling and Lisa Wheeler of Perry and JoAnne Knapp of Warsaw, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday January 14th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry). Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Perry, NY.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Church 9 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information please call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

Helen was born in Hamburg, New York on July 18, 1919 a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Feldman Frink. Mrs. Emerling worked on the family farm doing the bookwork and tending to the farms vegetable stand in Boston. They moved to Perry in 1961 when they bought the Davis farm in Perry. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish, several bridge clubs, and the mutual friends of the Perry Public Library. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, making wool hooked rugs, knitting, embroidery, quilting and she found great joy in her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerome Emerling who died in 1982 and a daughter-in-law Val Jean Emerling who died in 1980.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Mary Jo (Dale) Hewitt of Perry, Martha (Richard) Garrett of Lewes, DE., 2 sons: John (Elizabeth) Emerling of Perry and Thomas (Margaret) Emerling of Billings, MT., 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 sister-inlaws, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday January 10th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry). Interment will take place in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Boston, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perry Public Library 70 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information please call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Age 51, of Elba, died peacefully Saturday evening January 5, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 11, 1961 in Batavia, daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Ficarella) Schiavi Sr.

Lisa was the former manager at the Family Dollar Store, she enjoyed the casino, shopping at any mall, camping, baking and playing cards with her family, especially at holiday time.

Surviving are her beloved daughters, Staci (Michael) Raphael of Batavia and Amy (Scott Outman) Hall of Depew; former husband James W. Hall Jr. of Elba; brother, Lew (Phyllis) Schiavi Jr. of Spencerport; sisters, Roseanne Taylor of Oakfield and Sharon (Walter) Tucker of Rochester; granddaughter, McCayla Barnes along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 10-11 AM on Thursday January 10, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Lisa's Life will begin at 11:00 AM. Memorials in Lisa's memory are suggested to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, she will be laid to rest with her parents at St. Joseph's Cemetery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF LISA M. (SCHIAVI) HALL IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

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