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Coolidge, AZ - Geraldine M. Sims, 52, of Coolidge, AZ, formerly of Pavilion, passed away Wednesday, (May 13, 2015) in Arizona.

Mrs. Sims was born May 20, 1962 in Batavia, a daughter of Donald and Mona (Orr) Griswold, of Pavilion.

Geraldine was a graduate of Pavilion High School and was a Cub Scout den mother and enjoyed volunteering at her son's school.  She was active in youth soccer in Arizona and loved to travel.

Surviving along with her parents are her husband, Matthew Sims; her son, Joseph Sims; brothers, James (Jeni) Griswold of Cheektowaga, and David Griswold of Gainesville; sisters, Peggy (late Jim) Bianchi of Gates, and Roberta (Philip) Tracy of Pavilion.  Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

There will be no prior visitation.  Family and Friends are invited to a graveside service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday (June 6, 2015) at Stafford Rural Cemetery, Transit Road, Stafford.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

derekjeter_0.jpgGloria A. Kern, 93, of Bennington died peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Wyoming Co. Community Hospital in Warsaw, New York.

Gloria was born November 17, 1921 in Bennington, New York, daughter of  the late Roy and Mildred Kilian.  Gloria worked various jobs during her life including Bell Aircraft during WWII.  She eventually retired from the Food Service Department at the Attica High School. Gloria was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Attica and the church's Prayer
and Share Group.  She loved playing cards and watching the NY Yankees, especially her favorite player, Derek Jeter.  Many good times were spent with family at her brother's cottage on Silver Lake.  She also enjoyed occasional junkets to Las Vegas with family and friends.

Gloria was predeceased by her first husband, Richard E. Jensen; secord husband, Arthur F. Kern, Sr.; daughter, Judith Jensen; daughter-in-law, Eva Wheeler-Kern; brothers Lynn Kilian, William Kilian and Neal Kilian, and sisters Jean Reiner Nugent, Louine Druck, and Norma Kilian.

Gloria is survived by her sister, Shirley Midkiff of Attica, and sister-in-law, Ilah Kilian of Wisconsin; her children Richard (Norma) Jensen of Bennington, Wendy Jensen of Attica, Lori (Charles) Mattice of Johnsonburg, Patricia (Rob) Frew of Attica, Arthur Jr. (Mary) Kern of
Bennington, William (Lori) Kern of Varysburg; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church, 75 Main St., Attica, NY on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Her ashes will be interred at the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton St. Rd., Bennington, NY, following the Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Methodist Church in Attica or the Bennington Volunteer Ambulance Fund, 1353 Rt. 354, Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Niagara Falls - Eddie L. Miles, Sr., 73, of Niagara Falls, formerly of Batavia, departed this life on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

He was born February 17, 1942 in Roba, Alabama to William, Sr. and Estella Lee Miles.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing, and truly loved every day of his life.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 51 years, Bertha M. Miles; six children, Sandra (Ron) Horne of Colquitt, Georgia, Duane Edward (Stacey) Miles, Sr. of Niagara Falls, Stacy Miles-McNeill of Niagara Falls, Shawn Miles of Rochester,  Eddie L. (Pop) Miles, Jr. of Georgia  and  Serena Martinez of Northport, Florida; two brothers, Willie Adams of OH and William Miles of Somerville; two sisters,  Hattie (Benjamin) Ligon of Elba and Ethel Miles of Rochester;  a sister-in-law, Sara (Tobe) Green of Donalsonville, Georgia; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his son, Derrick Miles of Miami, Florida and his siblings, Frank Swanson, Lee Miles, Annie B. Crimes, Essie Owens, Missouri Whiteside and Cora Allison.

Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. His home going service will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 516 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Helen Teresa (Tuloweicki) Del Plato of Batavia passed away Friday morning May 29, 2015 at age 92. She was the beloved wife of nearly sixty-four years of the late Lewis T. Del Plato, former city councilman and council president and Genesee County Legislator, who died in 2006.

Helen was born in Medina, the daughter of Pelagia (Krukowski) and Anthony Tulowiecki. She was the youngest in a family of two brothers: Joseph (Victoria Lucas) Tulowiecki ("Touhey") of Clarendon, NY; William (Jane Szymanski) of Lancaster and four other sisters: Amelia (Charles Coushaine) of Buffalo, Jenny (George Beacham) of Buffalo and Lorain, OH; Martha (Karl Schultz) of Medina, and Florence. She also had four brothers-in-law: Carmen (Mildred); Peter (Margie); Daniel (Mary); and Angelo, sons of Michael and Raffaella DelPlato, all of Batavia.

She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Medina High School in 1940. After raising eight children she graduated from Genesee Community College in 1979 with an AA degree in nursing.

Helen and Lew were married September 15, 1942. She worked for a short time as a secretary at Dohler Die Company. During WWII she was employed at Curtiss-Wright in Buffalo as a member of the secretarial pool. Then she installed clocks and altimeters in cockpits of P-40 air fighter planes and constructed carriers for "belly tanks" used to hold supplemental fuel. Helen and her husband worked at Del's grocery store, which they owned in Medina from 1944-46. Together they founded the Deluxe Machine and Tool Company in Batavia in 1957, where she was the secretary and treasurer. Before her marriage she worked as a medical secretary to surgeon Howard Lawrence in Medina producing transcriptions for medical records. Helen worked at the Wyoming County Community Hospital and the at the New York State School for the Blind as a registered nurse.

Until November 2014, Helen continued to live in the house that she and her husband built themselves in 1949 and where they raised their children. She is survived by six daughters: Carole LaValley of Batavia; Judy (Nick) Young of Raleigh, NC; Linda Bishop of Raleigh; Paulette (Timothy) Pickering of Batavia; Dr. Joan (Bryan Goodwin) of South Hadley, MA; and Ruth of Batavia, and two sons: Lewis Thomas (Lisa Gugino) of Webster, NY; and William (Dr. Elizabeth Richardson) of Gersham, OR. She had fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

Helen was an avid golfer and ladies club champion in the mid-1960's at both Terry Hills and Batavia Country Club (Byron Meadows) golf courses. She had a hole-in-lone in 1984. She also enjoyed bridge, bowling, ballroom dancing and walking. She was fluent in Polish, studied Italian and traveled to Italy twice with her husband Lew. Most recently, she participated regularly in Silver Sneakers exercise program at the YMCA since 2004; she was the program's oldest participant.

The family will be present from 4-7 PM on Sunday May 31, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30 AM Monday June 1 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish. Memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved Lew in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

   Please leave your words of comfort to Helen's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF HELEN T. DEL PLATO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

flag.jpgEvan N. Hinrich, 70, of Dalton passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 3, 1945 in Warsaw to the late Clarence (Doris Collister) Hinrich.  Evan is preceded in death by his sisters Gloria Bunch and Denise Hinrich.

Evan served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1968. He retired from Markin Tubing where he was a Tool & Die Maker for over 30 years. In his free time, Evan loved fishing and golf and shared a special love for music.  

Evan is survived by his loving wife Esther (Beardsley) Hinrich of Dalton; his children James (Cheryl) Hinrich of Dalton, Michael (Renee) Hinrich of Nunda. Lisa Hinrich of Dalton, Wendy (Jeremie) Fox of Dalton and David (Danielle) Hinrich of Cleveland; brother Kevin (Darlene) Hinrich of Wyoming; sisters Karen (Robert) Moyer of Perry, Gail Ayers of Perry and Linda (Fran) Badman of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 2-4PM & 7-9PM on Monday June 1, 2015 at New Testament Church 7080 Standpipe Rd. Perry, NY 14530. A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday June 2nd at the church. He will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery in Dalton.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

LEROY – James Daniel Henry Sr., 87, of LeRoy, passed away Tuesday (May 26, 2015) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
     Mr. Henry was born July 18, 1927 in LeRoy, the son of the late George and Anna Lucille (Campbell) Henry.
     A lifelong resident of LeRoy, James was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy and a member of the LeRoy High Class of 1946.  James left school at the end of his junior year to join the U.S. Navy.  After serving 10 months in the Philippines, James returned home to earn his diploma.  He then attended RIT and learned the oil burner service business which served him well during his 34 years with the Townsend Oil Corporation in LeRoy.  He worked at a variety of LeRoy based companies in his day, including Jell-O, The LeRoy Gazette News, Lapp Insulator, and the Derrick Monument Co.  He retired after a 6-year stint with Ray LeChase Construction of Rochester, NY.
     Mr. Henry was a village of LeRoy fireman/fire police officer during his 38 years with the LeRoy Fire Department.  He served as the Financial Secretary for the Chemical Hose of LeRoy during his 60+ years with the group.  He was a social member of the LeRoy Oatka Hose and also was a member of the LeRoy Oatka Fish & Game Club, LeRoy Jaycees (Vice-President 1963), Chemical Hose Drill Team, and the LeRoy American Legion for 68 years.  Mr. Henry served as a LeRoy Village Trustee from 1969-70 after being the top vote-getter in the local spring election.  He was also a Trustee and Vice-President for LeRoy’s Machpelah Cemetery for 20+ years.  He took great pride and joy working for Camp Good Days and Special Times (Branchport, NY) where he was a 10-year member of their wood working department creating wood-based projects for children at the camp who were afflicted with cancer.  Over the years he collected tens of thousands of aluminum pull tabs so that the cash payout for the collected metal could be donated to local kidney dialysis centers.
     Mr. Henry was known for his warm and friendly demeanor, quick wit, desire to help others, fierce loyalty, and his engaging humbleness.  He was an avid coin collector and fine wood crafter.  He so enjoyed constructing his custom-made Adirondack style chairs for family and friends.  He also possessed a penchant for local LeRoy history.  He installed many of the bricks now on display at the LeRoy Historical Society’s Jell-O Brick Road.  He was a letter-earning member of the undefeated 1943 LeRoy High varsity football team that was elected into the 2012 inaugural class of the LeRoy High Oatka Knights Sports Hall of Fame.  He was a fixture at LeRoy football games, both home and away, for 70+ years. He was known as the official historian of LeRoy High football due to his large LeRoy football catalog of retro stories, stats, and images that chronicle the program from its inception in 1897 to the present.  Mr. Henry also maintained a similar status with the LeRoy High wrestling program as he regularly attended scholastic dual meets and tournaments for 40+ years, always equipped with his note pad and pencil.

     Mr. Henry was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Beatrice Coppini Henry, and a daughter, Angela Marie.  He was a brother-in-law to the late Velma and Joseph Merola, James and Ruth Coppini, Albert Coppini, Angelo Coppini, Olimbia and Sam DiLiberto, Carmen and Pat Coppini, Joseph Coppini, Louise and Thomas Paladino, and Rita Ianiro.

     Survivors include five children: James (Bonnie) Henry of LeRoy, George (Jennifer) Henry of Essex Junction, Vermont, Edward (Karen Barrera) Henry of LeRoy, Gary (Sue) Henry of Clarence Center, and Rebecca (Bill) Seeley of LeRoy.  Three sisters: Dorothy Papke (late Ray) of LeRoy, Florence Glena (late Robert) of Henrietta, and Elizabeth Stewart (late Thomas) of Canandaigua.  Seven grandchildren: Taryn Henry of Batavia, Christie, Angela, Peter, and Nick Henry, all of Vermont, and Jayce and Dalton Seeley of LeRoy.  One great grandchild: James Henry of Batavia.  Five sister-in-laws: Faye, Mary, Pearl, and Barbara Coppini of Caledonia, and Lorraine Coppini of Batavia.  Three brother-in-laws: Peter and Anthony Coppini, and Frank Ianiro of Caledonia.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 28 from 2 ~ 4 and 6 ~ 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, His funeral service will be held on Friday, May 29 at 10:00 AM at the LeRoy First Presbyterian Church, Rts. 5 & 19, LeRoy, with interment to follow in Machpelah Cemetery.
     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorial donations suggested to the LeRoy Historical Society, P.O. Box 176, LeRoy, NY  14482.

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

     Mr. Henry and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Batavia – Celia Grace Chilson, 97, of Batavia, passed away Monday, (May 25, 2015) at her daughter’s home, in Brockport, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Chilson was born July 21, 1917 in Batavia.  She was one of 13 children born to the late Daniel and Edna (Spencer) Rich.

Celia enjoyed reading, vegetable and flower gardening and crocheting.  She often would sell her crochet creations at craft shows.

After her husband passed away in 1975, she remained very independent up until recently.  She loved to spend time with her family and would defend them fiercely as the need arose. 

She is the wife of the late William A. Chilson.

Surviving are her daughter, Deanna Chilson of Brockport, grandchildren, Joanne (Andrew) Greene-Blose of Penfield, David (Angela Salemi) Greene of Hilton, and Julia (Lou) Applebaum of Victor; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Ashlynn Blose, Benjamin and Hannah Applebaum; sisters, Alice (late George) Stokes of South Byron, Shirley (late Loren) Mowers of Bergen, and Doris (late LaVern) Boshart of Alden; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rich of Gates, Lucille Rich of Batavia, and Ann Rich of Hilton.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Charles (late Alberta) Rich, Harold Rich, Raymond (late Marjorie) Rich, Theodore Rich, and Paul Rich; sisters, Bertha (late Raymond) Stokes, Ida (late Martin) Raymond, Lillian (late Ervin) Say, and Marion Rich.

Friends may call on Wednesday (May 27, 2015) from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co., Inc., 51 South Lake Street, Bergen; where Celia’s Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, (May 28, 2015). Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623 or the American Heart Association, 20 North Pointe, Suite #130, Amherst, NY 14228. 

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

snyder1.jpgDavid W. Snyder, 80, of Cowlesville passed away Monday May 25, 2015 at Wyoming County Community Hospital. He was born October 4, 1934 in Crittenden, New York to the late Casper (Josephine Hendricks) Snyder.

Dave was married to the former Catherine Fiebelkorn on November 16, 1963. After marriage they moved to their home in Cowlesville, New York where they raised 7 children. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired as a High Lift Operator at Buffalo Crushed Stone, where he was known as “TEX” to many of his co-workers. He enjoyed raising a variety of animals, gardening, producing maple syrup, hunting, fishing and just plain tinkering. He was a founding member of the Niagara Frontier Dairy Goat Association and was involved with the Buffalo and Western New York Poultry Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family and looked forward to his Tuesday night gatherings at the We Blew Inn in Bennington.  He was the President of the Snyder Family Reunion where everyone enjoyed his lively auctioneering and frequent pig roasts. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Catherine (Fiebelkorn) Snyder of Cowlesville; children Peter Snyder of Cowlesville, Wayne (Amy) Snyder of Darien Center, Matthew Snyder of Attica, Andrew (Dawn) Snyder of Attica, Curt Snyder of Cowlesville, Edward Snyder of Varysburg, Elizabeth (Bradley) Johnson of Attica; siblings Edward (Linda) Snyder of Attica, Norman Snyder of Alexander, Joseph Snyder of Alexander, Dan (Rae) Snyder of East Bethany, Joanne Mazur of Attica, Kathy Hephner of Alexander; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 3PM – 7PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday May 29, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Church 1230 Clinton Street Bennington, New York 14011. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Attica Rescue Squad 11 Water Street Attica, New York 14011. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com  Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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Joseph H. Albiez , formerly of Batavia, NY entered into rest at  Memorial Hermann Medical Center of The Woodlands, Texas, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was born in New York, New York on July 3, 1929, the son of the late Joseph  F. (1976) and Elizabeth Obrist Albiez (1994). He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, June D. (Rogers) Albiez (2005), and his brothers, William and Bob.

He lived in Batavia for nearly two decades, serving as the General Manager for Eaton Yale & Town; served as Deacon for many years at the First Presbyterian Church; enjoyed his service with the Batavia Rotary Club, and the former Elk’s Lodge for many years. Moving to Illinois in 1979 he continued working for Eaton serving as GM in Carol Stream, Ill. ; then on  to Texas in 2013 to live closer to family.

He is survived by his two sons, Joseph R. (Erin) Albiez of the Woodlands, Texas ; Mark (Doris Holvey) Albiez of Lockport, NY; and daughter Kim (Stephen) Davies of Alexandria , Va.; grandfather to  Joseph, Kaitlin, Haven and Jeffrey Albiez,   Sister-in-Law, Cathrine (William) Albiez; Uncle to many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Funeral services will be held immediately following with interment at Grandview Cemetery. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

flag_0.jpgGerald A. Aberth, 53, of Perry passed away Sunday May 24, 2015 at his home. He was born in Warsaw, New York on March 2, 1962 to the late Harold Aberth and Eleanor (Richardson) Aberth of Perry. He is preceded in death by his brother Paul Aberth.

He was a graduate of Perry High School after graduation he enlisted with the US Navy. He worked for Patriot Towers in Scottsville as a master electrician. He was a member of the Oatka Valley Snowmobile Club, and the Perry Vets Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, canoeing, camping, riding his four wheelers, snowmobiles, motorcycle and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Jeriann (Willey) Aberth of Perry whom he married in December 2013, daughter  Jennifer Aberth of Winter Park, FL.; sons  Joel Aberth of Winter Park, FL., and Jeremy Swain of Perry; step-children Joshua Willey of Nunda, Nicholas Willey of York and Kristle Willey of Nunda; sisters Sandy (David) DeLavergne of Pavilion, Linda (Steve) Poydock of Oswego, Carol (Donald) Bach of Elma, Vicki (Paul) Sczypierowski of Orchard Park, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Friday May 29, 2015 from 11:00 AM -2:00PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will follow at 2 PM at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

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