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LeRoy ~ Alice C. Rubino, age 81, of Keeney Road, passed away  Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 30, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Mrs. Rubino was born May 2, 1933 in Pearl Creek, a daughter of the late Michael and Martha Bergholtz Shimburske.

     She will be remembered as the hardworking business partner, who with her husband, Augie, operated Rubino's Open Air Market in LeRoy for many years.

     She is survived by sisters-in-law, Connie Capuano of Batavia, Sarah (Ronald) Dusing of Rochester and Patty Rubino of Bergen, a special nephew and niece, Frank (Ann) Capuano of Batavia, along with many  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Augustine "Augie" Rubino on April 29, 2014, a brother, Albert (Geraldine) Shimburske, sisters, Irene and Agnes Shimburski, brothers-in-law, Frank Rubino and Salvatore Capuano and sister-in-law, Rose Marie Gervase.

     Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Joseph's Oratory, 27 Lake Street, LeRoy. Interment will be private in St. Francis Cemetery.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 W. Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY.

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

     Mrs. Rubino and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. 585-768-2400

Mary Helen Kilpatrick, 82, of the Town of Pavilion, NY passed away at her home, on December 30, 2014 from Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), resulting from a severe immune deficiency, arising from various treatments she had undergone.

     Since 2003, Mary Helen fought courageous battles with three different forms of cancer, each in turn ending in remission.  In 2009 a fall severely damaged her left ankle, which could not be repaired through surgery, thus resulting in her being wheelchair bound.

     Mary Helen Kilpatrick was born April 19, 1932 at Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Homer B. Rutherford and Mary T. (Stiles) Rutherford.

     She graduated from Amherst High School, Amherst, NY in 1950 and from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1954 with a BS Degree in Music Education.  Mary Helen taught vocal music first at Cassadaga Valley Central School, Sinclairville, NY, then at Lancaster Central School, Lancaster, NY and later at Royalton-Hartland Central School, Middleport, NY.

     While at Royalton-Hartland, Mary Helen assisted in the school musical productions, first in staging, then in leading the pit orchestra.  She also did the same for several Middleport Rotary Musicals and the Lake Plains Players.  Mary Helen was a founding member of the Middleport Community Choir.

     She was very active in the former St. Stephen's Catholic Church while living in Middleport, NY.  Serving as choir director and helped in the development of several parish ministries.  For 36 years she played French horn in the Amherst (NY) Symphony Orchestra.

     On April 28, 2002, Mary Helen was among some 40 others who were honored with the "Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker" by Bishop Henry J. Mansell at the Diocesan Cathedral in Buffalo, NY for their outstanding and dedicated service to the Church over many years.

     In 2002, Mary Helen and her Husband, Bob, built a retirement home in the LeRoy-Pavilion (NY) area.  Here as a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, LeRoy, NY she sang in the choir and again developed two parish ministries.

     Mary Helen had a special interest in gardening, growing roses and various spring and summer flowers.  She maintained a year around bird feeder to attract various birds in season and was very knowledgeable of the many types that visited.  She was an active participant in the Covington Daylighters, a craft group, until her recent illness.

     She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert T., four children; Kathryn Anne (Laurence) Symenow of Winchester, VA, Geoffrey Robert (Catherine) Lewis of Reston, VA, Dion Andrew (Lisa) Lewis of Amherst, NH.  These three were raised by the Kilpatrick's (Uncle & Aunt) upon the sudden death of their parents, Gordon and Mary Elizabeth (Kilpatrick) Lewis in an automobile accident, and Margaret Mary (Douglas) Thater of LeRoy, NY.  Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister, Janet Fuller and a niece, Katherine R. Fuller, both of Maryland, and another sister, Margaret Traynor Rutherford of Greene, NY.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Site, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY.  Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of mass cards.

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

     Mrs. Kilpatrick and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

Ronald C. Blythe, age 73, of Batavia formerly of Perry, died on Monday December 29, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Warsaw, New York on July 2, 1941 a son of the late J. Milton "Skip" and Marie (Reed) Blythe.

Ronald was a graduate of Perry High School, and he attended SUNY Alfred. He owned and operated Ron’s Heating and Plumbing in Perry for many years. He was a former member of the Perry Fire Department. Ronald was a Ham radio operator and a pilot. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying planes and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife Jeanette whom he married on July 26, 1990; son David of Rochester; 2 step-sons Jeremy (Karrie) Freeman of Henrietta and Nathan (Michelle) Behr of Sandy Hook, CT.; sister Jeanne (William) Gilbride of The Villages, Fla.; 3 brothers: Richard (Diane) Blythe of The Village, Fla., William (Linda) Blythe of Warsaw and Gary (Diane) Blythe of York; 4 step-grandchildren Olivia and Griffen Freeman, Trent and Sloan Behr along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 1-3 PM on Saturday January 3rd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530 where services will follow at 3 PM. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or to the American Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. 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.

IDA "LUCILLE" CAPAMAGGIO Age 87, of Byron, died Monday morning December 29, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born September 24, 1927 in Rochester, NY to the late Harry and Myrtle (Snyder) Kimball, also preceded in death by her husband Louis Capamaggio in 2012, siblings, Edna O'Keefe, Almon Kimball, Amy Baker, Chris Cipolla, Doris Kimball, Irene Minges.  

   Lucille was an avid reader, played the piano, sewed and knitted, she loved to sit outside enjoying nature to pass the time.

   Surviving are her children, Susan (John) Devery of Churchville, Gerard Capamaggio of Clarendon, Linda Elder of NC, Diane Kinder of PA, Patti (David) Coan of Byron, Philip Capamaggio of WV and Kevin (Debbie) Capamaggio of NC, over 100 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren survive along with many loving nieces and nephews.

   There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lucille's memory are suggested to the Byron Rescue Squad PO Box 210 Byron, New York 14422.  

Please share your memories of Lucille with her family www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF IDA "LUCILLE" CAPAMAGGIO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

DOROTHY C. MOYNIHAN - 80, of Batavia, died Saturday evening December 27, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center with her loving daughter and granddaughter at her side. She was born July 24, 1934 in Alexander, NY to the late Charles and Margaret (Gilhooly) Buckenmeyer, also preceded in death by her husband, Edward P. Moynihan in 2012; infant children, Edward, Patrick & Mary; siblings, Elizabeth and Charles Buckenmeyer, Mary (late Larry) Falkowski and Lucy Moag.

   Dorothy was a 1952 graduate of Alexander Central School, a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's) and the Catholic Daughters. A proud and caring woman who was always there to help family, friends or anyone in need. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening and shopping, she also loved to dance and never turned down a good party. She will be remembered for her quick wit, great sense of humor, and kind heart. Her beloved grandchildren were the light of her life and she adored spending time with them. Dorothy in the last couple of years struggled with many health issues but did so with dignity and grace and she did all her life, one of her final wishes was to enjoy lobster at the Red Osier, which she enjoyed greatly with her family.

   Surviving is her caregiver and beloved daughter, Elizabeth (Russell) Brinkman of Alexander; 2 cherished grandchildren, Chelsey Patricia and Russell Edward; siblings, Catherine Raines of Alexander, Francis (late Joan) Buckenmeyer of Alexander, George (Dorothy) Buckenmeyer of FL, Margaret (James) Hofmann of Attica, Bernard (Geraldine) Buckenmeyer of Alexander; sisters-in-law, Violet Buckenmeyer of Darien, Frances (late Richard) Driscoll of Batavia and Agnes (Ralph) Houseknecht of Stafford along with several nieces and nephews.

   Liz and her family will be present from 3-8 p.m. Friday January 2, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:30 a.m. Saturday January 3 followed by a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in her memory can be made to Genesee County ARC or Notre Dame High School.

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

THE FAMILY OF DOROTHY C. MOYNIHAN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

Anastasia Rumsey, 96, of Perry died on December 27, 2014 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, New York.  She was born in Jermyn, Pennsylvania on August 13, 1918 a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kutch) Rusiniak.  Mrs. Rumsey taught piano out of her home for over 58 years. She studied music at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA and voice at The Conservatory of Music in Scranton, PA.  She was an active member of the Baptist Church of Perry. She sang in the choir since 1946 and played piano for many services and occasions, taught Sunday school, was a deaconess, and was a member of the “Mutuals Friends” and “Class Original” clubs through the church. 

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Maurice W. Rumsey who died in 1999, a son-in-law Edward Cohen and siblings John and Andrew Rusiniak and Mary Waibel.

She is survived by her daughter Darlene Cohen of King of Prussia, PA.; her son Paul (Gail) Rumsey of Naples;  a sister Elizabeth Wargo of Olyphant, Pa.; 2 grandchildren  Leanne (Ben) Loyd of Acton, Mass. and Matthew Bergey of NYC  along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 3-7 pm on Friday January 2nd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 3rd at the Baptist Church of Perry 77 N. Main St. Perry at 11:00am.  She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Church of Perry 77 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530 or to the donor’s choice. 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.

Richard F. Thomas, 68, of Perry died on Friday December 26th at his home in Perry. He was born on February 25, 1946 in Rochester, New York a son of the late Edward F. and Bernadine R. (Houck) Thomas.  Richard had worked for the former Sonyea State Home in Sonyea as a cook.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching TV, playing chess and painting on glass.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a sister and her husband Bernadine (William) Jackson

He is survived by his wife Shirley D. (Schafer) Thomas whom he married on January 27, 1979, a daughter Katrina Thomas of Dansville, a step-son  Lance (Christine) Lawton of Perry; 2 step daughters Marcia (Charles Thomas) Lawton of Arkport, Mona (Robert) Lawton-Yott of Bath; a sister Sue Thomas of Perry; 4 brothers Edward (Mary) Thomas of Brockport, Robert Thomas of Fl., Kenneth Thomas of Rochester, Gordon (Donna) Thomas of Avon, along with several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 11am-1pm on Wednesday December 31st at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 1pm.  He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

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.

James Edward Soggs Sr., 78, died Monday December 29, 2014 in Batavia. James was the son of the late Marvin and Elizabeth Soggs. He was born May 22, 1936 in Saltville,Virginia. He is preceded in death by two sisters Mrs. Jennie Eva Worley, Mrs. Kathleen Austin; three brothers Roscoe Soggs, Marvin Soggs and George Patterson.

James and his two brothers came to Batavia to work at the US Gypsum in Oakfield. He settled in Batavia where he raised his family. James was professional truck driver for 33 years, retiring from Emerson Express in 1997. James was loved by his family and will be greatly missed.

James is survived by his loving wife Onie Ruth Soggs; sons David (Ellie) Soggs of Buffalo, James E. Soggs Jr. of Batavia; two step sons Robert Burney of TX, Tom (Jackie) Burney of FL; daughters Lisa Soggs of Buffalo, Cynthia (Robert) Thurston of Batavia; step daughter Cassandra Burney of GA; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will be held Saturday January 3, 2015 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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.

LeRoy ~ Oliver P. Cooper Jr., age 91, of Genesee Street, passed away Sunday afternoon (Dec. 28, 2014) at the home of his son, surrounded by his loving family.

     Mr. Cooper was born December 26, 1923 in Henrietta, N.Y., a son of the late Oliver and Alice Burns Cooper Sr.

     He was a very loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, who supported and attended all of his children's and grandchildren's events.  He was a very proud veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served during WW II, earning the good conduct medal and the Bronze Star.  He was a member of the LeRoy American Legion and was an avid golfer.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Grace Ingalls Cooper, a son, Ricky (Laurie) Cooper of Stafford; grandchildren, Denny (Shannon) Yauchzee, Ricky (Kelly) Cooper, Amy Cooper, Abbey (Dave) Cooper Wilson, Katie (Bill) Bogan, Larry (Sarah) Mclaughlin, Luke Yauchzee and Gavin Yauchzee; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Tommy and Scott Cooper, Hanna and Brooklyn Wilson, Taylor and Cole Yauchzee, Will and John Bogan; great-great-grandchild, Chloe Parker; sister, Betty (Connie) Snyder of LeRoy, sister-in-law, Janice Cooper of LeRoy, along with several nieces and nephews.

     Mr. Cooper was predeceased by his daughter, Linda Yauchzee; his brothers, Franklin Cooper, John, Walter "Bea" and Stanley Unamen and his sisters, Harriett Huntley and Arleen Ingalls.

     Family and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 1:00 P.M. at the LeRoy United Methodist Church, 10 Trigon Pk.  Interment in Machpelah Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Veterans Outreach Center Inc., 459 South Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14620 

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

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

Ann L. Pirro, 98, of Batavia passed away Sunday December 28, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on August 6, 1916 in Lawrence, MA to the late Angelo (Lucia Pappalardo) Borzi. She is preceded in death by her husband Norfe J. Pirro; sons Salvatore J. Pirro, Thomas D. Pirro and her brother Tony Borzi.

Ann worked as a Maternity Nurse’s Aide at St. Jerome’s Hospital prior to retirement. She was a member of Ascension Parish and Focal Point Member. Ann enjoyed her time at St. Elizabeth Gardens in Florida, crocheting, ceramics, and playing bingo.  She was an excellent cook, and loved shopping for gifts for her family.

Ann is survived by her children Lucy A. Pirro of Corona, CA; David N. (Donna) Pirro of Eustis, FL; Diane L. Calarco of Pompano Beach, FL; Mark S. Pirro of Van Nuys, CA; sisters Mary Meleca of Batavia; Josephine (Jack) Gianni of FL, Rose Marie Borzi of MA; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday January 2, 2015 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St. Batavia New York. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 3, 2015 at Ascension Parish 15 Sumner Street Batavia, New York 14020. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.

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