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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. 

Batavia - Brian Michael Hillabush, 33, of Batavia, a sports writer for 14 years, most recently for The Batavian, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his residence, in Batavia.

Mr. Hillabush was born March 18, 1977 in Batavia, a son of Robert and Barbara (Ellingham) Hillabush of Batavia. An avid golfer, Colts, Yankees and Payton Manning fan, he graduated in 1996 from Oakfield-Alabama High School. He was a former writer with the Batavia Daily News, played T-Ball, Little League and Varsity Tennis in Oakfield, was a disc jockey at St. John Fisher and Genesee Community College where he was station manager, instrumental in station modernization and received an Associates Degree in Communication. He was a member of the Lions Club of Batavia, participated in GCC fashion shows, served as a mentor to high school students and enjoyed reading to children at the Richmond Memorial Library.

Surviving along with his parents are his brother, Devin Hillabush of Batavia; nephews, Alexander Heatherman and Aden Hillabush; and an aunt, Fawn Ettinger of Batavia

Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia where services will follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. Condolences may be made at  www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Norman B. Hill, 79, of Basom, died Tuesday (March 1, 2011) at Buffalo General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Buffalo on September 19, 1931, a son of the late Joseph Hill and Harriet Sundown.

Mr. Hill was a Sachem Chief of the Wolf Clan of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.  Doni ho geh weh  ”He holds the door open”.  Prior to his retirement he worked for the NYS Department of Transportation in Clarence, NY, American Airlines, Ward Hydraulics and Houdaille Strippit. He is an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Myron Ground Post American Legion, I.O.O.F. of Attica and the  Tonawanda Men’s Singing Society.  He enjoyed Baseball, Harley-Davidson riding, gardening, fishing, reading maps and atlases, solving crossword puzzles and being with his grandsons.

Surviving is his wife of over 47 years, Bernadette “Birdie” Parker Hill.  Children: Norman B. Hill Jr. of Basom, Karl Hill of Basom, Wayne Abrams of Basom and Krystal (Brian) Pollworth of Gasport.  Grandsons: Joseph B. Clark, Connor G. Pollworth and Liam M. Pollworth.  Sister, Aleda “Gigi” Ground of Basom. Half brother, Hilton (Darthea) Hill of Wisconsin.  His aunt, Lorena (Ralph) Patt of Kendall, NY.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. He is the brother of the late: Robert Hill, Ivan Ground and Betty Hill.

Family and friends may call at the family residence, 7415 Reuben Rd., Basom on Thursday.  Services will be Friday 1PM at the residence followed by a 2PM service at the Long. House with full Military Honors.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC. 32 John St., Akron.   Ronald P. Konieczny, Director & Veteran.

Mickelina L. Irrera, 96 of Batavia died February 27, 2011 in United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. Born November 16, 1914 in Batavia, NY. Daughter of the late Philip (Loretta Tripi) Fraterrigo.

Mrs. Irrera was retired from Jackson School where she worked in the Cafeteria; she also previously worked at the Horowitz Shirt Factory. She was a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s), the Altar & Rosary Society, Our Lady of Loretto, St. Ann’s Society, Notre Dame Prayer Group, a Girl Scout Leader, Batavia High School Band Booster, a member of the Bishop’s Committee, and the Election Board.

She left her family a very special gift- HER FAITH.

She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony A. Irrera Sr. in 1997, brothers Louis and Joseph Fraterrigo and sisters Laura Vilardo, Lucy Holton, and Maria Fraterrigo, also a granddaughter Melissa McNally. She is survived by her children Anthony (Lillian) Irrera Jr., Roger (Carol) Irrera, and Michelle (Michael) McNally all of Batavia. 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 5:00 to 8: 00 PM on Wednesday March 2, 2011 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited on Thursday at 9:00 AM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s R.C. Church), 122 Liberty Street, Batavia at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the National Centre for Padre Pio Inc. 2213 Old Rt. 100 Barto, PA 19504.

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.

Churchville - Mrs. Arietta W. Fuller, 97, of Churchville, died Sunday, (February 27, 2011) at the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Lockport.

Mrs. Fuller was born September 24, 1913 in Warsaw, the daughter of the late George and Blanche (Brodie) Wilson.

She was a member of the Churchville United Methodist Church, Woodman Monroe #642 in Rochester and the former Rebekah Lodge in Bergen.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Fuller and Kenneth (Elaine) Fuller, both of Churchville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Idelbert Fuller, died in 2001. She is the sister of the late David Wilson and Gerald Wilson.

Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Churchville United Methodist Church, 24 West Buffalo Street, Churchville, where services will be at 7:00, also on Friday. Burial will be in Creekside Cemetery, Churchville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Churchville United Methodist Church, 24 West Buffalo Street, Churchville, NY, 14428 or Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 104 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, NY 14094.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Arrangements by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

 

Corfu- Mrs. Thelma A. Scott, 87, of Corfu, who was employed as a registered nurse at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, died Sunday, February 27, 2011at Crossroads House.

Mrs. Scott was born December 19, 1923 inLockport, a daughter of the late Joseph "Dutch" and Agnes Hebler Gerner.

A very active member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish- Holy Name of Mary Worship Site, she, along with her late husband Glenn, was involved with many church activities. She had a special love for all children especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Glenn W. Scott, died July 9, 2007.

Surviving are her children, Cindy (Larry) Lee of Williamsburg, Virginia; John Scott of Batavia, Jeanne (James) Schmidt of Clarence and Margaret (Nathan F.) Call of Batavia; three grandchildren, Ted (Rebecca) Lee of York, Pennsylvania, Andrew (Allison) Lee of Yorktown, Virginia and Anne Marie (Joseph) Bezon of Barre; three great-grandchildren, Travis Lee of York, Pennsylvania, Abby and Drew Lee, both of Yorktown, Virginia; two sisters, Aldine Finley of Newfane and Jeanette (William) Travers of Lockport; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Gerner of Lockport and Mary (Bob) Kay of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Robert Umhoefer of California; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is the sister of the late Lucille Umhoefer, William Gerner and Geraldine (late George) Holly.

There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish - Holy Name of Mary Worship Site, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke.  Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.


 

Elba- Mrs. Anna M. Dorf, 90, of Elba, died Saturday, February 26, 2011at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Dorf was born May 31, 1920 inBarre, a daughter of the late Charles and Jessie Kingdollar Allen.

A member of Padre Pio Parish - Our Lady of Fatima Worship site, Mrs. Dorf was a former member of the Home Bureau and Elba Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and traveled extensively with her family. Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of her caregivers during her illness.

Her husband, Ferdinand "June" Dorf, died September 24, 1995.

Survivors include three daughters, June Ellen Dorf of Elba, Lynda (Kris) Porter of Lewiston and Gail (Joseph) Gabriel of Brockport; two grandsons, Jeffrey Porter and David (Paula) Porter, both of Washington, two great-granddaughters, Courtney Anna and Mary Beth Porter, both of Washington and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She is the sister of the late Bernard T. Sr. (Dorothy) Allen, late Charles K. (Gertrude Schad) Allen, late Arthur (late Ethelyn) Allen, late Roland (Virginia) Allen and the late Elsie Ahl.  

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Padre Pio Parish - Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site, 65 South Main Street, Elba.  Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. Memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058 or to Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York 14125. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

     Age 98, of Elba died peacefully Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born October 18, 1912 daughter of the late Charles & Pauline (Monachino) Zambito; she was married to Frank Mingionie who preceded her in death in 1981 and by siblings Frank, Paul, Anthony, Joseph, Charles, Philippa Zambito and Pauline Augello. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be remembered for her beautiful smile. A devoted member of St. Padre Pio Parish where she attended regularly until her health prevented her from doing so.

     Surviving is her beloved daughter Mary Ann Conley of Elba and her children Nicholas & Anmarie Conley; sisters Rose Dowd of Rochester and Sue Zambito of Elba; sister-in-law Alta Zambito; special niece Carol Anderson along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 3-8 PM Friday Feb. 25, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM Saturday Feb. 26, 2011 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM at St. Padre Pio Parish (Elba Site), Concelebrated by Father Art Mattulke & Father Pat O'keefe. Memorials in her memory may be made to the family and burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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

Mr. Hugh F. Underhill Darien Center - Mr. Hugh F. Underhill, 84, of Darien Center, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at his home while under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

Mr. Underhill was born December 23, 1926 in Batavia, a son of the late George and Caroline Cooper Underhill. Mr. Underhill also worked at Batavia Metal Products for 21 years prior to working at Attica Package Company. He served during World War II with the Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Alice J. Warner Underhill whom he married November 6, 1948 two sons, Donald Underhill of Wyoming and William (Maryann)  Underhill of Tonawanda; a daughter, Linda (David) Edinger of Tully; six grandchildren, Michelle Taubman, Matthew and Courtney Edinger, Megan and Joshua Underhill and Ryan; three great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Judy) Underhill of Batavia; two sisters, Carolyn (Jay) Smith and Ruth (David) Rigerman, both of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Florence Underhill of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late Charles, Ted and Archie Underhill.

There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DAV chapter 166 - Van Fund, and in the memo to designate "Van Replacement Fund", VAMC Batavia, Room 2-102, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 550 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com

Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

Albert Emerson Hay, 87, of Akron, died Sunday (February 20, 2011) at Weinberg Campus, Rosa Coplon Nursing Facility in Getzville after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Windsor, Ontario on July 9, 1923, a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Sayers Hay.

Mr. Hay was retired from Westinghouse  in Cheektowaga and enjoyed living at his cottage. 

Surviving is his wife, Thelma "Ozzie" Getman Hay of Akron.  Step children, Pamela (Melvin) Faulker of Akron, JoAnne (Mark) Forbach of Williamsville, Elizabeth Riccio of West Seneca, Amy (Steven) Parke of Kempner, TX, Michael (Sue) Getman of Waterford, NY and Theodore (Tracy) Getman of Orangeport, NY. Twelve grand-children, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. He is the brother of Dorothy Hooper of Buffalo and the late Barbara Hay, James Hay, Jerold Hay, Michael Hay, Salina Noonan and Eileen Ziolkowski.

Friends and family may call 4-8PM Tuesday (Feb. 22, 2011) at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 32 John St., Akron where services will be Wednesday at 10AM with Rev. Msgr. Robert Williamson.  Memorials may be made to;  Akron - Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Rd., Akron, NY  14001

Expressions of condolence may be made at mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

Burial will be in the United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY.

Arrangements entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC. RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

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