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       Age 83, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Saturday morning March 19, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1927 in Batavia, son of the late Policarpo & Antonia (Fornataro) Strollo and also preceded in death by brothers Modesto & George Strollo, sister Mary Strollo and granddaughter Michelle Thompson. Mr. Strollo was a corrections officer at Attica State Prison for over 25 years, a longtime member of Ascension Parish and the St. Michael's Society. A member of the former St. Nick's Club, he could be seen frequenting Harrington's Produce, the Farmer's Market and stops at the Pok-A Dot or Cookies-n-Milk for coffee with his pals. He enjoyed hunting pheasants and was an avid Notre Dame High School sports fan, especially watching his grandson play. Mr. Strollo will be remembered for the wonderful care he has provided his ailing wife, the love for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his infectious smile.

     Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years Barbara (Schumacher) Strollo of Batavia; loving children Patrick (Sharon) Strollo of St. Louis, MO; Thomas (Donna) Strollo of Chicago, IL; David (Judy) Strollo of Vancouver, BC; Therese (Leonard) Hanel of Grand Island; Marie (Stacy) Thompson of Batavia & Mary Ellen (John) Kososki of Spencerport; brother Anthony (Lucy) Strollo and sister Lucy Bucciferro all of Batavia. 16 grandchildren Aileen Hanel, Peter (Angela) Hanel, Katie (Dan) Slaiman, Erin Hanel, Kara, Nick, Kristin, Alaina Strollo, Matthew Thompson, Jason, Shannon Strollo, Jillian, Lauren, Jacob Kososki, Claudia & Celia Strollo; 4 great-grandchildren Dayla Sheshany, Dominick Hanel, Aileen Slaiman, Damion Hanel along with many nieces and nephews. 

     Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Tuesday March 22, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 11:00 AM Wednesday March 23 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site), celebrated by Monsignor Leo F. McCarthy. Memorials in Patsy's memory are suggested to Ascension Parish, Notre Dame High School Athletic Dept. or United Memorial Medical Center, burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC OF 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEND FLOWERS OR SEND A MEAL PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Margaret Mary Majerus, 91 of Batavia, NY. Died March 13, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. Born November 7, 1919 in North Java, NY. Daughter of the late Julius (Elizabeth Hanley) Grimm. Margaret was housekeeper and cook for over 50 years at St. Joseph’s Rectory in Batavia. She enjoyed her time at St. Joseph’s and became great friends with all of the Priests. She stayed in touch with them throughout the years and felt they were her extended family. For a short time she was a kindergarten teacher at St. Joseph’s School. She never had children of her own but always considered the children she taught as her children. Margaret was truly devoted to the church and attended mass daily. She is preceded in death by her husband Bernard “Barney” Majerus who passed away in 1997; sisters Elizabeth (John) Siler, Geraldine (Dez) Roblee, Eleanor (Francis) Tatarka, and brother Paul Norton.

She is survived by her loving nieces, nephews and godchildren. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday March 17, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Church or School 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  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.


 

Kathleen A. “Kathie” Catino, 60 of Batavia, NY. Died March 13, 2011 at her home. Born October 29, 1950 in Batavia, New York. Daughter of the late Howard Hartley and Mary (Kiley) Hartley of Batavia. Kathie was a member of Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church for many years. She truly loved the beach especially the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

She is survived by her husband James G. “Jim” Catino of Batavia; son Cain A. Catino of Rome, NY; daughter Kelly (Robert) Casey of Syracuse; grandchildren Liam, Norah and Finnegan Casey all of Syracuse; brothers Frank (Gretchen) Hartley of Houston, TX; Paul Hartley of CA; Thomas “Gorman” (Pamela) Hartley of Henrietta; Peter (Cindy) Hartley of LeRoy; Howard (Laurie) Hartley of Houston, TX; sisters Susan (Bart) Dambra of LeRoy; Mary Balonek of Virginia Beach, VA; Ann (Joseph) Zawicki of Elba; Eileen (Steve) Vincent of Rockport, TX, along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday March 17, 2011 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign his online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

Teresa M. Couillard, 96 of Batavia. Died March 12, 2011 In the Genesee County Nursing Home, Batavia. Born May 17, 1914 in Saranac, NY, to the late Edward (Lottie Greenwood) Jacobs. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene O. Couillard in 1984, brothers Fred, Lynn, Pearly, Richard, William, Harold and Manard Jacobs; sisters Mildred Salvadore, Maude North, Myrtle Wilsey, Jessie Pratt and Edna Rich.

She is survived by her son Richard (Bernice) Couillard of Batavia; granddaughters Paula Logdson of FL; Lynne Couillard of Webster; Debbie Crossett of Batavia; 6 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.     

No prior calling hours. Services will be private.

 Burial will take place at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rockhill, CT.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Genesee County Nursing Home Activities Fund 278 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit 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 77, of Oakfield, NY, died Sunday afternoon at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1933 in Newmine, PA, daughterof the late Cyrus W. & Rose (Lantz) Moore. She was also preceded in death by her hsuband Ronald G. Gibson Sr. on Dec. 15, 2010; brothers William & John Moore; sisters Minnie Jane Moore, Carrie Hellman, Dorothy Hellman-Davis, Mae Moore, Ruth Moore & Betty L. Kastelic; two great-grandchildren Ally Walker and Evan Ferchen. Mrs. Gibson was an avid bingo player, enjoyed crafts, crocheting, very accomplished at making wedding cakes and in her private, quiet time, loved to read the bible.

     Surviving are her dear children Ronald G. (Deborah) Gibson Jr. of Batavia; Michael L. (Patricia) Gibson of Oakfield; Gloria (Stephen) Ferchen of Lockport; Judith (Frank) Mack of Elba; Susan (Richard) Abraham of Akron & Betty (Lynn) Kirchner of Oakfield. Brothers James (Helen) Moore of Byron; Jack Moore of Florida; brother-in-law Edward Kastelic of Oakfield; sister-in-law Imogene Moore of Arizona; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild along with many nieces and nephews survive. 

     Family and friends may visit from 3-7 PM Wednesday March 16, 2011 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 10:00 AM Thursday March 17, 2011. Memorials in her memory can be made to the family to distribute to various charities and burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery.

ARRANGMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

     Age 95, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday afternoon March 11, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born April 27, 1915 in Glens Falls, NY, daughter of the late Louis & Mary (Grassucci) Tasciotti and also preceded in death by her husband Peter Orsini in 1968. Mrs. Orsini and her late husband were the owners of the LaCabanna Restaurant in Glen Lake, NY for many years.

     Surviving are her children Peter (Judy) Orsini of Atlanta, GA; Mary Orsini of Norwich, CT and Jeanne (the late John) Dermody of Elba; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

     There is no prior visitation and Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family with a private burial.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

     Age 74, of Oakfield, NY died Thursday March 10, 2011 at Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born January 1, 1937 in Bedford, PA, son of the late John L. & E. Louise (Smith) Lechliter and a brother to the late Joan Diveris. A 1955 graduate of Horseheads High School and a 1959 graduate of the Rochester General Hospital School of X-Ray Technology. During his lifetime, he was employed as an optician, thereafter as an x-ray technician in Ithaca, Medina and Batavia, retiring in 1999.

     Surviving is his wife Donna (Kyler) Lechliter whom he married Jan 1. 1962 of Oakfield; daughters Elizabeth (James) Delaney of Alpine, NY and Anna (Matthew) Waldron of Missouri. His brothers Gerald (Evelyn) Lechliter of Lancaster, PA; Daniel (Lori) Lechliter of Oxnard, CA; Don (Lisa) Lechliter of Elmira; sister Kathy (David) Robinson of Savona, NY and brother-in-law Hercules Diveris of Albany; 5 grandchildren Kyler, Alden, Rowan Delaney & Brody and Jacob Waldron along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 7-9 PM Sunday March 13 and 10-11 AM Monday March 14 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 AM. Memorials in his memory can be made to CARE-A-VAN Ministries 4 Lewis Place Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in White Church Cemetery, Hesston, PA.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC OF 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Oakfield - Mr. John J. Needham, age 75, of Oakfield, retired master mechanic for the former Country Motors in Oakfield for 47 years, died Monday, March 7, 2011 at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle.

Mr. Needham was born February 29, 1936 in Alabama, a son of the late Alfred and Lucy Watson Needham.

A member of the NRA and AARP, Mr. Needham was an avid hunter. A fan of Indy Car Racing, especially Danica Patrick, he helped build his children go-karts as they grew up and will be remembered by his family as a skilled mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Weatherbee Needham whom he married November 29, 1958; his children, Holly Needham of Oakfield, Steve Needham and Mitch Needham, both of Batavia and Wade Needham of East Pembroke; three granddaughters, Carrie (Justin) Ohlson of Oakfield, Christina Needham of Batavia and Madison Needham of East Pembroke; his brother, Barry Needham of Tonawanda and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 214 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Santina “Sadie” J. Pricola, 85 of Elba, NY. Died March 5, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Born December 25, 1925 in Rochester, New York. She is daughter of the late Bartolo (Josephine Palermo) Dambra. Mrs. Pricola owned and operated the Elba House of Beauty for many years. She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish-Our lady of Fatima Church and its Altar Rosary Society. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony Pricola (1997); brothers Anthony, William, Alphonso and Thomas Dambra along with sister Carmella Dentino. She is survived by her sons James (Kathy); Barton (Mary Beth) Pricola both of Brockport; daughter Maria “Mary Jo” (Stephen) Richenberg of Elba; grandchildren Cory (Amanda), Stephanie Richenberg, Jamie, Molly, Emily, B. J., and Daniel Pricola, one great-grandson Liam Richenberg, two sisters-in-law Phyllis and Rose Dambra, along with many nieces and nephews also survive. 

Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 PM on Monday March 7, 2011 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

Prayer will be recited 9:15 AM on Tuesday March 8, 2011 at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM St. Padre Pio Parish-Our Lady of Fatima Church 65 S. Main St. Elba, NY 14058. 

Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. Memorials may be made to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad PO Box 58 Elba, NY 14058 or to St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. 

For more information or to sign his online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Long Jr., John J.. 82 of Akron died Feb. 27, 2011. Father of Karl (Sandra) Long of TN; Karen (Douglas) Sandy of Clarence; Darlene (Jim) Dylag of Corfu; Christine (Jeffrey) Thuman of Barker; daughter-in-law JoAnn Long of Kenmore; sisters Donna (James) Moses of Kenmore; Janice Peltz of Cheektowaga; sister-in-law Josephine Long of OH; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren survive along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife Shirley M. (Miller) Long 2010; son Curtis Long; daughter Sharon Long; parents John J. (Florence K. Morris) Long Sr.; brother Duane Long. Mr. Long was a WWII Army Veteran.

He was a real history buff that loved fishing, target shooting, reading and most of all spending time with his family.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday March 19, at Grace Bible Church 6023 Dutton Pl. Newfane, NY 14108.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY.  

For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comor call (585) 343-8260. 

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