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West Valley - Mr. Raymond L. Duckworth, 80, of West Valley, NY, formerly of Batavia, a retired employee of Strippit Industry in Akron, died November 12, 2010at Buffalo General Hospital.
Mr. Duckworth was born August 25, 1930 in Attica, the son of the late Lee Roy and Ethel  (Whitcomb) Duckworth.
He served during Korean War with the US Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross while serving in Korea.
 Survivors include one daughter, Debbie (Jason) Cole of West Valley; three sisters, Irene Duckworth and Arlene (Robert) Demarest both of Batavia and Carol (Frank) Aquino of Elba, 2 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of Olive Duckworth, Ruth Duckworth, Betty Duckworth, Elsie Duckworth and Bill Snyder.
Mr. Duckworth was the brother of the late Cleta Davis, Oma Reddick, Clara Snyder, Carl, Ida, Harold, Willard, Paul and Howard Duckwoth.
Services will be at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 E. Main St. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements made by H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.   Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Batavia - Edward F. Penders, 72, of Batavia, a kitchen designer at Chase Pitkins in Brockport, prior to his retirement in 1995, died Friday, November 12, 2010at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Penders was born May 29, 1938 in Edwards, NY, a son of the late John and Emma (Moss) Penders.
He served with the Air Force, was a member for over 25 years of the Leroy Loyal Order of Moose, Silver Lake Sportsman's Club and was an avid bowler, golfer, softball pitcher and coach.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Mary (Almeter) Penders; 2 daughters, Deborah (Bobby) Gladue  and Kathy (Steve) Schwartz,  of Georgia; a brother, John "Jack" (Nancy) Penders of Georgia; a step daughter, Julie (Steve Davis) Gill of Batavia; 2 step sons, Michael (Susan) Gill of OH and Jeff Gill of Utica; several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was the father of the late Thomas Penders.  

Friends may attend services at 10 a.m. Thursday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Oatka Cemetery in Pavilion.



Rittersback, Timothy0001.jpgTimothy Jon Rittersback, 43, of Batavia, died Friday (November 12, 2010) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

He was born in Batavia on February 27, 1967, a son of the late Gay Mager Parker and Thomas Rittersback.

He is a veteran of the US Marine Corps.  He was employed by Arctic Refrigeration for 17 years and was currently training as a school bus driver with First Student School Bus Co. in Batavia.  He enjoyed coaching baseball, fishing and spending quality time with his family.

Surviving is his wife of over 17 years, Denelle "Dee" Marsh Rittersback of Batavia.  Three sons: Trevor, Travis and Tyler Rittersback at home.   His stepfather, David Parker of Hancock, MD.  Maternal grandmother, Kathleen Mager of Batavia.  Sister, Tammy Kelly of Berkely Springs, W. VA.  Two aunts, Teresa (Rick) Tamfer and Jennifer (Jim) Jacobs both of Batavia.  Three uncles, Richard (Victoria) Mager, Michael (Jill Smith) Mager and William (Patti) Mager all of Batavia.   Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He is the grandson of the late Hester and Carl Rittersback and Henry Mager. and uncle of the late Jason Kelly.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  Prayers will be Wednesday at 8:45 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Full military honors will follow at the church.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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


SCHMITT, CAROL0001.jpgCarol E. Schmitt, 89, of Akron, died Thursday (November 11, 2010) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home inClarence after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Akron on November 20, 1930, a daughter of the late Ward and Ruby Danser Hunt. 

For many years, she was a sales clerk at Henry's Candies in Alden and was an accomplished sewer.  She was a a member of the Alden Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is her husband George Schmitt whom she married on Jan. 13, 1951.  Two sons.  Larry Schmitt of Los Angelus, CA and Lester (Laurie) Schmitt of Cooperstown, NY.  A daughter, Linda (Robert) Wideman of Akron.   Grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Brothers of Mercy Rehab Center, 10570 Bergtold Rd., Clarence, NY  14031

No prior visitation.  Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. 



dellapenna.jpgMildred R. (Falco) DellaPenna, 9of Batavia, NY died November 12, 2010 in United Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1914 in Batavia, NY. Daughter of the late Anthony (Angela Maria Paolino) DiFalco. Mrs. DellaPenna was a member of Resurrection Parish. She graduated from Batavia High School and attended the Rochester Business Institute. She is preceded in death by husband Thomas DellaPenna, step-daughter Rosemary Donald, brothers John, Joseph, Sebastian and Nicholas Falco. 
She is survived by her step sons Peter DellaPenna, Rocco (Georgine) DellaPenna and John DellaPenna all of Batavia, step-daughter Madeline Ferris of Batavia; step-daughter-in-law Judy DellaPenna and  sister-in-law Valerie Falco of Batavia. Nephews John (Sharon) Falco of Webster, Thomas Falco of Rochester; niece Ann M. Falco of Batavia; 11 step-grandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren, survive along with great nieces, nephews and cousins. 
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to join the family for a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Monday November 15, 2010 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s site) 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia. 
Memorials may be made in the form of Mass Offerings or Spiritual Bouquets. 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.

Mr. Pascoe was born in Trenton, New Jersey on March 9, 1942 a son of the late Joseph and Margery Smith Pascoe. Bob was a graduate of Perry High School class of 1960, Rutgers University Class of 1964 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical engineering, and Boston University School of Theology class of 1968 - STB. He was ordained Deacon in 1966 and Elder in 1968 in the Western New York Conference of the United Methodist Church. For more than 40 years, Bob served the United Methodist Church in Sheridan, Churchill Memorial in Boston, NY, Geneseo and Kenmore. He served a term as District Superintendent of the then Jamestown District of the United Methodist Church. A member of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church, he was active in the First United Methodist Church in Perry for many years. A member of the Perry Rotary Club and Silver Lake Country Club. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, reading, writing (being the creator of Chippy and Choppy), computers, photography, boating on Silver Lake, and was a Civil War buff. He is preceded in death by his father-in-law: Alfred Allen, brother John Pascoe.

Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years Jane Allen Pascoe whom he married on June 19, 1965, a son: Richard (Dawn) Pascoe of Perry, a daughter: Julie (Craig) Pierce of Redding, Ca., a brother: William (Carol) Pascoe of Ocala, Fla., sister-in-law: Gwen Pascoe of Lakewood, NY, mother-in-law: Frances Allen of Perry, 5 grandchildren: Allysa, and Chelsea Pascoe, Kayda, Alan “AJ” and Raylin Pierce, along with 10 nieces,and nephews also survive.

Friends and family are invited to call on Friday November 12th from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry. Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM on Saturday November 13th at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery Perry, NY.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Churches in Perry, Kenmore, and Geneseo or to the American Cancer Association.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.


   Richard E. Hunt, 85 of Rochester, NY died November 10, 2010 in Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester. Born January 5, 1925 in Batavia, NY. Son of the late George  and Kathleen (Weeks) Hunt Sr. Mr. Hunt worked for many years at George Smith Motors and Batavia Downs. He is a WWII Navy Veteran, member of the American Legion and a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church. He is preceded in death by his wife Harriet (Boucher) Hunt; daughter Michelle E. Marchese; brothers George Jr., Charles and Fred Hunt; sisters Jean Twardowski and Kathleen Chaddick. 
He is survived by son Richard (Kathy) Hunt of Spencerport; daughters Sharon (Richard) Graham of Chili; Diane Rohner of SC; Peggy (Richard) Graf of Derby; son-in-law Peter Marchese of Corning; sister-in-law Mary Bolenda of Batavia; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren survive along with many nieces and nephews. 
Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday November 14, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 11:30 AM on Monday November 15, 2010 at the Funeral Home followed by a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment with military honors will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, NY. 
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit 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.  

Elba - Mr. Carl H. Brinkman, 62, of Elba, an inspector at AGL in Rochester, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Mr. Brinkman was born January 10, 1948 in Batavia, a son of the late Holden Jerry and Loretta Woolever Brinkman.
Mr. Brinkman loved spending time with his family and served with the United States Army from 1968-1970. He enjoyed attending car shows and was the owner of Brinkman’s Sewing Machine Repairs.
His wife, Elaine Balduf Brinkman, died September 6, 2008.
He is survived by his children, Kevin (Kristine) Brinkman of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Brian (Danielle) Brinkman of Elba, Debora (Joel) Pocock of Bergen and Nicholas Brinkman of Elba; seven grandchildren, Allysen, Courtney, Holden and Dakota Brinkman and Jaden, Logan and Novalee Pocock; two brothers, Dennis Brinkman of Piffard and Donald (Janet) Brinkman of Batavia; two sisters, Barbara Brown and Bonnie (Larry) Horine, both of Batavia; his father-in-law, Loren (Betty) Balduf of Stafford; a brother-in-law, David (Patricia) Balduf of South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Donna (Larry) Stiles of Batavia and Bonnie Brinkman of Bergen; and several nieces and nephews.
He is the brother of the late Richard Brinkman who died in 1999.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Daws Corners Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Daws Corner Cemetery Association, c/o 74 South Pearl Street, Oakfield, New York 14125.
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Michael K. Ellingham, 41 of Batavia, NY. Died Saturday November 6, 2010 at his home. Born December 2, 1968 in Rochester, New York. Son of James Ellingham of Las Vegas Nevada and the late Keneta Joy Murray Ellingham. Mike worked as a Child Care Assistant at the NYS School for the Blind in Batavia. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed working with the children at the blind school. He enjoyed music, cooking and spending time with his son. He is preceded in death by his step mother Joan C. Ellingham. 
He is survived by his son Joshua M. Ellingham of Elba; brother Mark (Lisa) Ellingham of Bergen, his step sister Christine (James) Wheeler of Naples, FL and his girlfriend Mindy Moon of Batavia. 2 nieces and 2 nephews Jayson Ivison, Michael Wheeler, Morgan Wheeler and Kali Ellingham also survive. 
Friends may call on Wednesday November 10, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 32-333 W Main St. Batavia, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. 
Memorials may be made to NYS School for the Blind Miscellaneous Fund, 2 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Age 71, of Syracuse, NY, died unexpectedly Friday morning November 5, 2010 at Lee Memorial Health Systems in Ft. Myers, FL. She was born March 1, 1939 in Syracuse daughter of the late Carmen & Jane (Barba) Romano, also preceded in death by her husband Richard N. Stauss and daughter Barbara Stauss. Mrs. Stauss worked for Home Depot and was a member of Holy Family R.C. Church in Syracuse. She enjoyed trips to the casino, Florida and spending time with her family.

Surviving is her loving children Richard (Leslie) Stauss of Oakfield; Timothy Stauss of Syracuse and Tammy McKiernan of New Jersey; brother Frank (Arlene) Romano; sister Mary Jane (late Bruce) Olmstead both of Syracuse; 3 grandchildren Steven Stauss of Oakfield, Kaitlyn & Shannon McKiernan of New Jersey along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will be present from 5-8 PM Friday Nov. 12, 2010 at B.L. Bush & Sons Inc. 10 Main Street Camillus, New York 13031. A 9:00 AM Memorial Mass will be Saturday at Holy Family R.C. Church 127 Chapel Drive Syracuse, New York 13219. Interment will be Onondaga County Veteran's Cemetery and memorials in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.



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