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Corfu - James E. Lipinski, 52, of Richley Road, Corfu, passed away Wednesday (June 3, 2015) in a tragic ATV accident, in a field off of Colby and Richley Road. 

Jimmy will be remembered for his quiet strength and strong family ethic. Also for his excellence and dedication to his business and loyalty to his many friends; especially his four-legged girls, Abbie Lynn and Gracie Mae.

He is survived by his long time companion, Dawn Bosse and her son Sal; his loving parents, Frank (Mickey) and Donna Reinhardt; his two children, Jenna M. Lipinski and Brian J. Lipinski; his four siblings and their families, Terry and Jamie Branciforte, Debbie and Tim Baker, Kenny and Beth Lipinski, Penny and Scott Humel; his grandchildren, Dylan and Braiden Lipinski, Seth W. and Miranda W.; also his fourteen nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Daniel Miller and the Darien and Corfu EMT’s who got there so quickly and did everything they could. Also to the community and friends for all of the prayers and well wishes sent their way.

Family and friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the mortuary.

garden.jpgFrancis H. Bartz, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday June 5, 2015 at his daughters home in Penfield. He was born May 10, 1926 in Linden, NY to the late John (Flossie Harvey) Bartz. He is preceded in death by a grandson Jeramy Wise, brothers Albert, Robert, James and William Bartz; sisters Viola Heale, Julia Wallace and Mable Bartz.

Mr. Bartz retired from Dohler Jarvis in Batavia as well as owning and operating Bartz Cleaning, Inc. for 20 years. He was an avid gardener, volunteered to record all of Women’s Aglow in Western New York, member of Mens Full Gosple Ministries. In the late 1950’s and early 60’s he was a Boy Scout Leader. Mr. Bartz loved his children, adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and people in general along with having a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife Alice (Sanderson) Bartz of Batavia; children Donald (Diane) Bartz of AZ; Linda (Vince) Wise of Cuba, NY; Alice (Robert) Buckel of Batavia; Paula (Robert) Mendes of Penfield; step children Paul Francis of FL; Roger (Faith) Francis of Batavia; Doreen (Benny) DaSilva of ME; brothers John, Henry (Jane), Harvey (Laurie) Bartz; sisters Elizabeth Heale, Bertha Gage, 18 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren survive along with many, many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday June 8, 2015 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will follow on Monday June 6, 2015 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to spending quality family time with your loved ones. To leave a message of condolence 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.


Oakfield - Sandra Sanders, 52, of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, (June 2, 2015) at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Sanders was born April 19, 1963 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Hagen) Kingdollar.

Mrs. Sanders loved to spend time with her family and socialize with her friends.

She is preceded in death by two husbands, Dave Kendall and Gary Sanders.

Sandra is survived by her children, Coby (Emily) Sanders of Wyoming, Scott (Tracy) Sanders of Warsaw, and David (Jessica) Kendall of Perry; step-children, Rick Kendall of Batavia, Rob Kendall of Buffalo, Scott and Todd Kendall, both of Batavia; grandchildren, Jonathan Sanders, Steven Sanders, Troy Sanders, and Alyssa Kendall; brothers, Michael and Steven (Paula) Kingdollar; a sister, Darlene Kingdollar all of Batavia; a niece, Kayla Kingdollar of Batavia; nephews, Brandon Kingdollar of Batavia, and Jeff Butler of LeRoy.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, where Sandra’s Funeral Services will immediately follow calling at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.

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

Batavia - Norlene A. Fazio, 79, of Batavia was an active person who was dedicated to her family, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Fazio was born March 27, 1936 in Elba, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Ogreta Frens Boyce.

Her husband, William F. Fazio, Jr., passed away on August 26, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Crystal (Stephen Mullen) Hawley of Batavia, Michael (Kim Saxton) Fazio of Bergen and Bonnie (Lynn) Shuknecht of Elba; five grandsons, Daniel (Linda) Rimmer of Pittsford, Tim (Anne) Rimmer of Rochester, Alexander (Kate) Shuknecht of Elba, Eric (Kayla) Shuknecht of Elba and  Adam Shuknecht of DeWitt, Michigan; and four great-grandchildren, Reagan and Carter Rimmer and Avery and Jacob Shuknecht.

Her family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to her many wonderful friends at Hodgins Engraving for the love and caring that were given to their mother.

As per her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service, but rather a simple family gathering for a quiet, gentle woman. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Kevin M. Diehl, 40, of Brockport, NY passed away May 29, 2015 after a long illness. His is survived by his wife Mary, son Charlie, parents - George & Doreen Diehl of Claredon, NY, brothers - Mike (Kerri) Diehl of Byron, NY, Shawn (April) Diehl of Le Roy, NY, sister - Kylene (James) Smith of Rochester, NY, several nieces and a nephew. 
Donations can be made to the United Methodist Church of Claredon or Lakeside Beikirch Care Center in Brockport, NY in Kevin's memory.

williams_janice_-_photo.jpgMuch beloved Sister, Aunt, Teacher, Coach, Mentor, and Friend, Janice Sackett Williams, born in Riga, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 89.

Janice graduated from Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, and went on to teach physical education and coach women’s field hockey for over 45 years, the predominance of which were spent at Akron Central School, Akron, NY.  She still holds a record as one of the most “winning” coaches in women’s high school field hockey in the state of New York.  More importantly, she was ahead of her time in teaching young women that they were not second class citizens to young men, and impressing upon her corner of the world that she expected her female students and athletes to be treated equally with the male students and athletes.  After her retirement, she spent time with her friends and family, travelled the world, and enjoyed her life to the fullest.  She will be greatly missed, was one of a kind, a force to be reckoned with, and loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lemuel and Florence Wells Sackett, her husband, Merle F. Williams, and her nephew John L. (Rose) Sackett, III.

Janice is survived by her three siblings, Jane S. Uhle, Joan S. (Ralph) Spaulding and John L. (Jean) Sackett, Jr., her two nieces, Deborah S. (Jay) Miller and Alexandra Spaulding, a nephew, Charles (Amy) Sackett , several grand-nieces and nephews, and many, many dear friends.

A  Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Akron Masonic Lodge, 63 John Street, Akron, N.Y., from 3-6pm, with a Tribute to Janice beginning at 4pm. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the U.S. Field Hockey Association, Lock Haven University, The Heifer Project, The Community School of South Tamworth, N.H., your local Humane Society or the charity of your choice would be appropriate. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


Batavia - Barbara L. Donaghue, 79, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly in Largo, Florida.

Miss Donaghue was born December 9, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana, a daughter of the late Roger and Louise Stevens Donaghue.

She was a retired office manager at the New York Life Insurance Company in Receda, California.  A member of Resurrection Parish she graduated from Batavia High School in 1952.

Survivors include her brother, Gerald (Dolores) Donaghue of Batavia; two nephews, Patric Donaghue of Honeoye and Michael Donaghue of Utica and great nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. To light a candle, share a story or leave a condolence, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

Ruth Elizabeth Arnold

Ruth passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday (May 31, 2015) at the age of 93. She was born in Buffalo on July 19, 1921 to Jerome and Margaret White. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Paul W. Arnold.

She is survived by her three children Lynn (James) Mancuso, Gary (Delia) Arnold, and Dale (Dawn) Arnold. She leaves behind seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel at Acacia Park Cemetery in Tonawanda, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E.Main St., Corfu, NY.

Stafford - Shirley Arlene Acheson Lang, 86, of Stafford, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 31, 2015, as was her wish, surrounded by her family. 

She was born March 4, 1929 in Buffalo, to the late George and Edna L. Eick Acheson. 

She graduated from Batavia High School in 1947 after surviving Polio and spending two years in Children's Hospital in Buffalo.  She later married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Ernest W. Lang on June 28, 1953.  They made their life together residing in Stafford, raising a family for nearly 62 years.   She was a faithful member of the New Apostolic Church since 1949.  She will always be remembered for her kindness, putting her children first and being a faithful and devoted wife.  She was a lover of animals, gardening, antiques, shopping, and all things "on sale".  She appreciated the small things in life and taught her family much about being grateful to have each other.  Having survived a battle with Polio and the loss of her mother as a young girl, she possessed a deep sense of compassion and empathy for others.  

She is survived by her loving husband and was the devoted mother of Lorene R. (Michael) Knapp of Jamestown, Marc E. (Nancy) Lang of Overland Park, KS and George A. Lang of Independence, MO; and proud grandmother of Matthew M. Komula, Julie A. (Eric) Eckberg, Allison E. Knapp, all of Jamestown; Catherine A. Lang, Ryan M. Lang and Andrew E. Lang, all of Overland Park, KS; Bradley W. Lang of Olathe, KS; Chad A. Lang  and daughter-in-law Lesley Lang, both of Johnstown, CO.  She was great-grandmother of Mallory, Elyse, and Benjamin Eckberg of Jamestown. 

Other survivors include sisters-in-law Elizabeth Lang of Batavia and Ruth Hemry of Bergen; brother-in law, Fred Born of Rochester; cousins Anita (Walter) Gibala of Stockton, and Rosmarie Acheson of Batavia and many nieces and nephews.  

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her infant daughter, Lisa Ann Lang (1957) and half-brother, Kenneth J. Biro of Niagara Falls, NY, brother-in-law, Walter Lang of Batavia, sister-in-law, Helen Lang of Spencerport, brother-in-law, Herbert Hemry of Bergen and cousin Gerald Acheson of Batavia. 

Calling hours are Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at New Apostolic Church, 750 Marshall Road, Rochester.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. 

The family suggests memorials may be made to Home Care & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

moscicki_dorothy_photo_1.jpgDorothy A. Moscicki, 84 of Castile, passed away peacefully on Monday (June 1, 2015) in Warsaw, NY at the home of her daughter.

She was born September 7, 1930 in Lackawanna, NY, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Klimowicz.

Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her late husband. Fishing together on Oneida Lake was pure enjoyment for each of them. She also enjoyed gardening and tinkering outside of her home.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond J. Moscicki who died on May 2, 2008.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle “Mickey” O’Brien of Warsaw. Son, Gerald Moscicki of Cowlesville.  Seven grandchildren, Robert Jr., Shane, Clint and Katy O’Brien, James and Jessica Moscicki and Carol Magoffin. Sisters in-law, Rose Jacques and Esther Moscicki of Batavia.  Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCNADREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where funeral services will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 7pm.

Interment will be private in Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery in Darien, NY. Memorial contributions may be offered in Dorothy's name to a charity of the donor's preference. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.






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