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Carol J. Gozdziak, 77 of Batavia, died Sunday morning, January 12, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born July 5, 1936 in Barre, New York to the late John D. (Margaret White) Jacobs. Carol was retired from Maxpex Fibre Recycling in Medina and she also worked for many years as a home health aide. She used to sing and play guitar in a country western band with her late brother. She is preceded in death by her sons Thomas and Michael Horner, a daughter Sharon Horner. Brothers June Townsend and John Jacobs Jr., sisters Marjorie Narburgh, Haleda Reed and Onalee Hess.

Mrs. Gozdziak is survived by her children Kenneth (Kim) Horner of Georgia, Gary Rosenberg of Cheektowaga, Terry (A. Steven) Dick of Alexander and Debra Mucci of Ft. Wayne, IN;  11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday January 14, 2014 from 10 to 11 AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. Funeral Services will follow calling hours and be held at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.   

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263 or to the American Heart Association, 20 Northpointe Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14228. For more information please call (585) 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.
 

Robert was born in Smethport, PA. on January 23, 1925 a son of the late Robert L. and Vera Johnson Hull. Bob was a US Navy veteran who served on destroyer escorts from June 7, 1943 through February 28, 1946 in the South Atlantic and the Pacific. He graduated from Smethport High School in 1943 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey in 1950.

He worked as a tower operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad for two years and then went to work for the North Penn Co. in Port Allegany, where he worked for 33.5 years as an accountant. He also served as trustee, deacon, assistant treasurer, delegate to conference, on the board of administration, and usher in his past church ministry and was currently attending Rock Glen Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading, landscaping, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by a brother Howard Hull.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Sweet Tenglund Hull, whom he married on February 21, 1970, his sister Dorothy Hull of Niantic, CT., his brother Harold Hull of Dallas, TX., his step-daughter Janet (David) Phillips of Silver Springs, His step-son Gerald (Sue) Tenglund of Framingham, MA., 8 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 12-1pm on Tuesday January 14th at the Rock Glen Baptist Church 4311 Rt.19 S in Silver Springs, where services will follow the visitation at 1pm. He will be laid to rest in Rosehill Cemetery in Smethport, PA.

Memorials may be made to the Rock Glen Baptist Church Rt.4311 Rt.19S Silver Springs,New York 14550 or to Home Care and Hospice 405 N. Main St. Warsaw, New York 14569. 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.
 

LAWRENCE P. BROWN Age 53, of Batavia died Wednesday evening January 8, 2014 at his home, following a long battle with MS. He was born July 17, 1960 in Buffalo, NY to Jack R. Brown of Williamsville and the late Loretta K. (Laney).

   Larry spent 4 years with the United States Marine Corps, serving as an MP (K-9 Unit). Following his service to our country, Larry was employed in the printing industry, having graduated from Erie Community College with a degree in computer science. He went on to engage in the manufacturing of various items at his business, "Creative Design" located in the Batavia Industrial Center.

   Surviving along with his father, are his siblings, Virginia of Syracuse, Mark (Sandra) of Canandaigua, Peter (Dianne) of Fredonia, Patrick (Maura) of Woodbridge, NJ, Scott (Jean Peca) of Batavia and Lindsey (E.J.) Martin of Braselton, GA; dear friend, Mary Ann Forgie of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Larry's Life 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 15, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Military Honors will commence at the conclusion of the service. Memorials in his memory are suggested to the National MS Society - Upstate NY Chapter 1650 South Ave. Ste 100 Rochester, New York 14620-3901.

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

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

Walter W. Kolberg, 78 of Attica, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Wyoming County Community Hospital. He was born August 13, 1935 in Auburn to the late William H. (Mary Ryan) Kolberg. Mr. Kolberg worked at Attica Garage for many years, the Village of Attica as a mechanic as well as the Town of Attica where he was a mechanic and plow operator. He was a member of the Attica Fire Department for many years as a fireman, Chief, treasurer and he was also a member of the Masons. He is preceded in death by his sisters Florence Wagner and Mary Hartrick.

Mr. Kolberg is survived by his wife Leona M. Kolberg of Attica; children  Paul (Jamie) Kolberg of Batavia; Sharie (Richard) Vlack of Elba; Daryl Kolberg of Attica; 4 grandchildren, Ryan and Alan Vlack; Alex and Cristina Kolberg.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 Funeral Service will take place on Saturday January 11, 2014 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service at the Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department. For more information please call 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

DOUGLAS A. SHEARER Age 68, of Medina, died peacefully Sunday morning January 4, 2014 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born August 8, 1945 in Niagara Falls, NY, to the late Albert A. and Lorraine (Waldraff-Kramarz) Shearer also preceded in death by his sister, Charlene "Cookie" Joy.

   Doug was a very proud veteran who served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing, as he aged he enjoyed cooking, Nascar and his simple country life in Western New York. Doug will be remembered as a quiet man with a wonderful sense of humor and quick wit.

   Surviving is his sister, Phyllis Hess of Medina; brother, Lawrence (Jeanette) Kramarz of Byron along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

   There is no prior visitation, funeral services and military honors will be held privately by the family.

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

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

 

Rochester ~ Clara G. Mancuso, age 93, formerly of LeRoy, passed away early Friday morning, January 3, 2014 at the Episcopal Church Home in Rochester, where she had resided the last few years.

     Miss Mancuso was born February 21, 1920 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late George and Carrie Caccamise Mancuso.

     Friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt 19), LeRoy.  Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

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

LeRoy ~ Catherine M. Green, age 96, formerly of St. Augustine, FL, passed away early this morning (Friday, Jan. 3, 2014) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

      Mrs. Green was born December 15, 1917 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Charles and Florence Gross Blood.

     She will be remembered for her artistic abilities, working with stained glass, water colors, sewing and wood working.  She was a member of the Homemaker Club and the German Club.  She also loved to attend the flea markets.

     Mrs. Green is survived by her children, Karen (Robert) Faulkner of Bergen, Charles (Margaret) Green of Minoa and Robert (MaryAnn) Green of Edgerton, KS, her sister, Jane Kerby of Dover, DE, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

     She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest "Chubby" Green, a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie (Mary) and Richard Keenan, a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sandra Green, and 3 siblings, Francis Blood, Virginia Lyttle and Raymond Blood.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Rite of Christian Burial on Monday, Jan. 6  at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's Church), 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.

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

     Mrs. Green and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  

Joseph was born in Buffalo, New York on June 15, 1946 a son of the late Henry and Catherine McCarthy Morgante. He served with the US Army during the Vietnam War. Joseph worked for many years at the Century Warehouse in Buffalo before moving to Wyoming County, he then went to work in the kitchen at the Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan, he enjoyed to read, and build model cars.

He is survived by a sister: Mary (Jeffrey) Morgante-Rice of Silver Lake, a brother: John (Barbara) Morgante of Attica, nephews: Patrick Morgante, Joshua, Travis, Zachary (Cassie) and Tyler Rice, and a niece Christine (Stacy) Tensley.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday January 6, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wyoming County Meals on Wheels C/O The office of the aging 5362 Mungers Mill Rd. Silver Springs, New York 14550. 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.

Shirley J. Williams, 78 of East Bethany, passed away on January 2, 2014 at her home. She was born July 13, 1935 in Corfu to the late William (Ella Maleski) Schosek. Shirley was retired from B.O.C.E.S. in Batavia and she was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Attica where she was very active for over 50 years. She volunteered at My Sister’s Closet in the YWCA and Meals on Wheels. She loved family gatherings, garage sales and baking especially pies. She is preceded in death by her husband Eldon F. Williams in 2008; brother Raymond Schosek, sisters Ruth Charvella and Ethel Perrone.

Survivors  include her  children Charles (Terry) Merritt of Batavia; Gary (Tracy) Merritt of LeRoy; Stephen (Danielle) Merritt of Batavia; Patricia (Dan) Brinkman of Elba; Judy Mills of LeRoy; Pamela (John) Saxon of Henrietta; Craig (Daneen) Williams of E. Bethany; Jeff Martin of Rochester; brother William Schosek of Ft. Myers, FL; sisters Dorothy Tupper of Clarence, Hazel Brownell of LeRoy, 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Monday January 6, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia. Funeral services will be held at 11AM Tuesday January 7, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 11 Washington Street, Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in East Bethany Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 11 Washington Street, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

Virginia C. Thompson, 95 of Madeira Beach, FL, passed away on Saturday December 28, 2013 at the Suncoast Hospice Facility in Pinellas Park, FL. She was born July 16, 1918 in Lackawanna to the late Ermilento (Matilda Dello Russo) Marrano. Mrs. Thompson was retired from the former St. Jerome’s Hospital in Batavia as a RN and Head Surgical Nurse. She was a member of St. Vincent’s Church in Attica for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband George M. Thompson who passed away on May 29, 1998.Also preceded in death sisters Lucy Eusanio; Viola Orazetti; Mary Ilardo;  brothers Carmen, Charles, and Victor Marrano.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her children George M. (Dawn) Thompson of VA; Michaelene (Robert) Dun of Attica; Andrew C.(Joanna) Thompson of CO; ; brother Ralph (Evelyn Marrano of Atlanta Ga.; 4 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

Memorials may be made to Stevens Memorial Library or Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas Park FL 33782. For more information please call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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