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Deacon Robert E. Burns, 76, of Batavia, died Sunday (July 10, 2011) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Batavia after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Buffalo on June 8, 1935, a son of the late William and Ruth Panzer Burns.

Deacon Burns retired from the N.Y.S. Troopers in 1992 after 32 years. At the time of his retirement he was the Administrative Senior Investigator for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Troop A in Batavia.  He was also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Jamestown Community College, teaching  Investigative Proceedures and Interrogation.  In retirement he was a security officer at the Genesee County Building #2. From 1953 to 1955 he served with the US Army stationed in Iceland, achieving the rank of PFC. He was awarded the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  In addition, he obtained his Criminal Justice Degree from SUNY Buffalo. After many intense hours of studying, Bob was ordained a Permanent Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church on October 27, 1991.  He later served as Deacon at St. Peters RC Church in LeRoy and Sacred Heart Church in Batavia.  He was a member of and former Grand Knight of Msgr. Kirby Council 325 Knights of Columbus. As an avid runner he participated in numerous marathons, including the New York City Marathon.  Camping and canoeing with his family as well as enjoying the company of his extended family were some of his favorite past times. 

Surviving is his loving wife of over 51 years, Muriel Bedard, whom he married on May 14, 1960.  Two daughters and a son in law, Lori and Kirit Amin of Lansdale, PA ands Lisa Burns of Batavia.  A son and daughter in law, Wm. Brian and Renee Burns of E. Pembroke.  Nine grandchildren: Rachel, Sarah and Katie Amin, Angela Jazwiecki and Robert Burns, Ethan, Patrick, Christian and Sgt. William Burns, who is presently serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq.  One brother, James Burns of Lorraine, OH and a sister, Ruth Burns of Williamsville, NY.  He was the brother of the late William Burns, Marjorie Koepf and Mary Jane Burns.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 1 - 6 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. .  Deacon Burns will be transfered to Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) at 7PM Tuesday evening.  The Office of the dead will be recited by Deacons from various parishes and visitation will continue.  Family and friends are invited. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 AM at Ascension Parish. 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY  14020, or Gardenview Senior Care, 124 E. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or Batavia, V.A.M.C., 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.

Burial will follow in Grand View Cemetery with full military honors.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR.

 Age 82, of Wichita, KS, retired onion farmer with Monachino Bros., Inc. and lifelong Genesee County resident died peacefully Thursday July 7, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born April 28, 1929 in Elba, NY son of the late Sam & Clara (Palermo) Monachino, also preceded in death by his brother Sam Monachino Jr.; sisters Philippa Monachino, Rose Tambe and Pauline (late Walter) Rizzardi. Jim was a loving husband, proud father and grandfather who loved to travel across the U.S. and Europe. He was an avid collector of antique American items-especially clocks, metal toys and banks. His talent for fixing almost anything won him the appreciation of his neighbors and friends. Most recently Jim and his wife relocated to Kansas to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He was loved by many and will greatly missed by all.

     Surviving is his beloved wife of nearly 60 years Jine (Mitalski) Monachino of Wichita; children James S. (Melinda) Monachino of Sierra Madre, CA; Carla (Paul) Guarnere and their children Lisa, Sarah, Angela, Vera & Irina; Sandy McAllaster and her children Amanda & Jake; his brothers Paul (Rose) Monachino of Elba, Norm (Cathy) Monachino of Batavia, Joseph (Lanor Markle) Monachino of Elba; sister-in-law Ida Monachino of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 9-10:00 AM Wednesday July 13, 2011 at St. Padre Pio Parish  (Elba Site) which will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in Jim's memory are suggested in the form of mass offerings.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE 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.

James V. DiLaura Sr., 86 of  Batavia died July 8, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born January 15, 1925 in Batavia to the late Angelo (Angeline Tazzano) DiLaura. Mr. DiLaura worked for many years in construction as a Business Agent for the Rochester Local Union 435. He was a longtime member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church and the former St. Nicholas club in Batavia. Mr. DiLaura was a WWII Navy Veteran and Member of the VFW. He is preceded in death by his son James V. DiLaura Jr. in 2007; brothers Angelo DiLaura; Thomas and Frank Minuto; sisters Lena Cutitta and Mary Angela DiLaura.
                                                                                                                        

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Virginia (Bower) DiLaura of Batavia, son Donald (Paula) DiLaura of Batavia, daughters Mary (Edward) Pietrzykowski of East Bethany, Susan (Robert) Schultz of Elba, Janet (Ronald) Curry of LeRoy, daughter in law Blair DiLaura of Batavia; brother Joseph (Rose) DiLaura of Batavia; sister Celia Klein of Batavia; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephew also survive.


Friends are invited to call on Monday July 11, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday July 12, 2011 at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia, NY   


In Lieu of flowers 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.

 

Portland, MI. -  Paul M Tretter, 87, of Portland, MI, formally of Lewiston NY died Sunday, July 3, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

Born In Elba, NY, December 23, 1923, to the later Mathias and Helen (Meyer) Tretter, he graduated from Elba Central School and attended Cornell University.

Paul served in the US Navy Air Corp during WWII.  He married Margaret “Peggy” Morrison February 15, 1948.  They lived and raised their family in Lewiston until moving to Michigan in 2002.  Peggy passed away October 23, 2008.

Paul retired as a foreman from the NY Telephone Co.  After his retirement he had a private business installing and repairing telephones. He was a member of the NY Telephone Pioneers, served on the Board of Directors of Rivershore, Inc., a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul Society and wa a  member of Immaculate Conception RC Church.  Paul was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and always willing to help others.

Survivors include his children, P Brian Tretter of Lewiston, Ted (Susan) Tretter, Alabama, Marietta (Alden) Leatherman, MI, Margaret Tretter, Niagara Falls, Katie (Mike) Sootheran, Middleport, Daughter-in-law, Debbie Tretter, former Daughter-in-law, Kathy Hogan, 9 grand children, 3 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Isabelle Rada, Joan (Don) Moynihan), a brother Carl (Irene) Tretter, brother-in-law Kenneth Dehm.  He was predeceased by 2 sons, Mark and Christopher Tretter and 3 sisters, Mary Tretter, Sister Teresa Marie Tretter and Teresa Dehm.

Funeral arrangements were made by Hardison Funeral Home, Lewiston,  Thursday, ( July 7) at Immaculaate Conception Church, Ransomville, NY,   Memorials may be made to Rivershore Inc, 765 Cayuga St., Lewiston, NY 14092

John D. Williams, 76 of Batavia, NY. Died July 4, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 18, 1934 in Batavia, NY to the late Francis J. (Ruth A. Donahue) Williams. Mr. Williams was retired from Coca Cola Bottling Company where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, an Army Veteran, a member of the DAV, and the Genesee County Police Auxiliary. He played semi pro football for 2 years and was an avid golfer. He is preceded in death by his brother Donald F. Williams, sisters Patricia Epke, Jayne Mason, Ruth Kowalik and Mary E. Luce.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Florence (Olmstead) Williams of Batavia, son John D. (Colette) Williams II of Maine, daughters Charise (James) Donahue of Batavia, Peggy (Daniel) McComb of Batavia, Christine Boyce of Rochester, Sandy Cory of Akron and Susan Stone of Akron. Also brothers James A. (Katherine) Williams, Lawrence Williams both of Batavia, sister in law Teresa Williams of Attica and brother in law John Kowalik of Batavia, who survive along with 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday July 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 PM  at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. Funeral services will take place on Friday at 1:00 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, New York. 

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Family. 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.
 

Florence I. Krolikowski, 83, of Batavia, died Monday (July 5, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Batavia on October 17, 1927, a daughter of the late William and Mary Wojtas Moscicki. 

Her husband, Henry Krolikowski died in August of 1997.

For many years she was a cosmetician at the former C.L. Carr Co. in Batavia and enjoyed socializing and organizing fund raisers and parties with her husband, especially for Sacred Heart Church.  She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. 

Surviving are two daughters; Darlene Krolikowski of Rochester and Eugenia (Joseph) Volino of Batavia.  A grand daughter, Krystal Volino of Buffalo. 

She was the sister of the late Eugene Moscicki who was killed in action in Korea.

Family and friends may call Friday from 9:30 am to 11 am at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where prayers will be at 11 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.

Walter E. Zielinski, 92, of Batavia, died Monday (July 4, 2011) at New York State Veterans Nursing Home in Batavia.

He was born in Batavia on November 7, 1918, a son of the late Vincent and Eleanor Twadowski Zielinski. 

Mr. Zielinski was a U.S. Army Veteran having served with the infantry in the European Theatre during WWII.   He was retired from the former Doehler-Jarvis Co. where he was a process inspector.  He devoted thousands of hours volunteering at Genesee County Nursing Home for over 37 years.  Many of his photo's of Backward Glances of Batavia were published by the Batvia Daily News. He enjoyed collecting post cards and historic photo's of Genesee County.  Walter was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church and the Holy Name Society.

Surviving is his wife of over 64 years, Gladys L. Pigula Zielinski whom he married on September 14, 1946. Two daughters and sons in law; Karen and Charles Hamill of and Patricia and Robert McJury all of Fairport.A sister in law, Mary Wozniak of Batavia.  Three grand daughters: Abigail and Stephanie McJury and Amy Hamill. Nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive. 

He is the brother of the late; Adeline Kisiel, Alfred and Anthony Zielinski.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 3 - 7 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  where prayers will be Thursday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at Ascension Parish, (Sacred Heart Church).  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in the form of Mass Offerings or to Genesee County Nursing Home, 278 Bank St., Batavia, NY.

The Sacred Heart Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at 3PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

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

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY

Oakfield- Sarah R. “Betty” Churchill, 86, of Oakfield, a housekeeper at the former Treadway Inn, passed away Sunday, (July 3, 2011)at United Memorial Medical Center, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Churchill was born August 21, 1924 inCarlton, a daughter of the late Boo and Mary (Marrow) Cox.

She was the wife of the late Arthur Ames, Jr., the late Burt Richardson, and the late Floyd Churchill. 

A very independent person, she was a life long member of Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church, was an accomplished quilt maker, and loved to bake, sew, gardening, and traveling.  She especially enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are three daughters, Rose (Dr. Ronald Monacelli) Stoneham of Rochester, Mary (Neil) Barber of Port Orange, FL, and Sue (Allyn) Baubie of Bergen; a brother, Clayton (late Jean) Cox of Medina, three sisters, Beatrice (late Donald) Ostrander of Batavia, Florence Roth of Michigan, and Mary (Wilbert) Frasier of Albion. Five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.    

Mrs. Churchill is preceded in death by three brothers, Sidney, John, and Robert Cox; as well as a sister, Anna Mae Germeo.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where Sarah’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Oakfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, NY 14125 in her memory.  Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Tanina “Ida” Barone, 98 of Batavia. Died peacefully Sunday July 3, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at United Memorial Medical Center. Born January 4, 1913 in Rochester, NY to the late Frank (Anna Simonetti) DiPiazza Mrs. Barone became woman of the household at 15 upon the death of her mother to take care of her father and brothers. It was during this time she learned to bake bread and lovingly passed her recipe along to her nieces and daughter. She will be greatly missed at weekly Sunday dinners where a place left vacant at the table will be filled by wonderful memories of her in her family’s hearts. “Ida” as she was known to her family and friends enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy where she met and married her husband in 1950 while visiting family in Sicily with her father. She was employed by Doehler-Jarvis for 30 years before retiring in 1968. Tanina was a member of the Red Hat Society, the “Lets go Girls” and enjoyed collecting Red Hat memorabilia. She was also a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church). She was predeceased by her brothers Vito and Gasper DiPiazza.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years Peter; beloved daughter and son in law Marguerite (Epi) Badami, the joys of her life her grandsons Vinnie, Peter and Michael Badami. “Granddaughter” Crystal and “Great Granddaughter” Lexia Davis survive along with many nieces and nephews. 


Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday July 6, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11:30 AM at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Entombment will take place in the Msgr. Francis Schwartz Mausoleum in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made  to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Carlton and Elm Streets, Buffalo NY 14263 where she was successfully treated for breast cancer and became a cancer survivor for over 33 years, or the Michael Napoleon Foundation P.O. Box 267 Batavia, NY 14021-0267. 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.

Joseph A. Hale, 35 of Buffalo, formerly of Batavia. Died July 1, 2011 at Erie County Medical Center. Born August 23, 1975 in Buffalo, New York to Lawrence (Sandra Ficarella) Hale Sr. of Batavia. Mr. Hale worked at Derrick Corp in Buffalo as a purchaser.  He was a former member of St. Joseph Church and was a Babe Ruth Baseball coach for many years in Batavia.  Mr. Hale was an avid hunter and Boston Red Sox fan.

He is survived by his wife Dana (Dmoch) Hale and son Dominic Hale of Buffalo; brother Lawrence (Diane) Hale Jr., sister Stephanie (Edward) King both of Batavia; along with several aunts, uncles, 7 nephews and many cousins also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday July 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his son Dominic c/o Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Hale, 6 Fisher Park, Batavia, NY 14020. 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.
 

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