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FRANCIS "GENE" CUTITTA - age 70, of Batavia, died Sunday afternoon January 11, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 4, 1944 in Batavia, NY to the late Dominic and Catherine "Lena" (Minuto) Cutitta.

   Gene enjoyed the outdoors and classic cars, especially Chevy, was a very generous man who had a deep love for his family.

   Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth (DiSanto) Cutitta of Batavia; children, Geno (Yogi) Cutitta of Salem, MA and Michelle Cutitta of Batavia; 2 grandchildren, Brandon and Cody Cutitta; 2 brothers and a sister along with several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held privately by the family and memorials in Gene's memory can be made in the form of flowers or to the family to be distributed to various charities.

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

THE FAMILY OF FRANCIS "GENE" CUTITTA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Donald O. Willett, 78 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Monday (January 12, 2015) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

He was born in Batavia on September 1, 1936, a son of the late William and Grace Lawvey Willett.

Mr. Willett was employed by R.E. Chapin in Batavia for 40 years prior to his retirement and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served his country from 1954 to 1958.  Don was also a member of the Polish Falcons and VFW Veness-Strollo Post of Batavia.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rita Kaleta Willett.

Survivors include his sister, Marjorie (Michael) Cochrane on Hilton. Nieces, Nancy Klein of Hamlin, Susan (Doug) Jones of Albion. Nephew, Thomas (Lisa) Cochrane of Green Bay, WI. Grand-nephews, Dan Klein of Hamiln, Ryan Jones of Albion and Michael Jones of Brockport. Grand-nieces, Becca Klein of Hamlin and Caytie Cochrane of Green Bay, WI.  Also survived by several dear friends and acquaintances.

There will be no prior visitation.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family with burial in Grandview Cemetery.

Those desiring may offer memorial contributions to a charity of the donors preference. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020.  RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Batavia - Harry P. Leanen, 88, of Batavia, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Batavia Health Care Center.

Harry was born August 13, 1926 in Batavia, a son of the late Frank and Amy (Pamphilon) Leanen.

Harry enjoyed playing golf with Andy and Gary and working in his yard, especially gardening.  He loved his cats and was a Buffalo Bills fan.  Harry was an assembler at the former O&K Trojan in Batavia.

Survivors include his daughter, Shelley Macdonald of Batavia; two grandchildren, Gary E. Macdonald and Melody (Andy) Stone, both of Batavia; one sister, Mary Waterman of LeRoy and several nieces and nephews.

He is the husband of the late Betty Leanen and brother of the late Edward Leanen.   

There are no prior calling hours.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Burial will be at a later date in Morganville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family. 

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

 

 

 

Marvin Floyd Childs, 84, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.  He was a loving and wise man who will be forever missed by everyone who was blessed to know him.

He was born April 6, 1930 in Indian Falls, the only child of the late Floyd and Martha (Klotzbach) Childs.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice Meiser Childs, a son Donald (Lori) Childs, daughters Marval Matyas, Denise (Scott) Lynk, Darla (Jerry) Jaszko,  10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Marvin was a retired lifelong poultry farmer and in retirement worked fifteen years for the Adesa Auto Auction.  He served as a Town of Alabama Councilman for 24 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.  He was a car enthusiast, enjoyed music and singing, and was well known for his great sense of humor.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church,  238 Vine Street, Batavia.  Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

Mary Czapeczka, 90 of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (January 7, 2015), at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Mary was born on August 7, 1924, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Albert and Katherine Moynihan Kohl. She was the wife of the late Joseph Czapeczka and sister of the late William Kohl, John (late Regina) Kohl and Courtney Kohl.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.She was a dedicated caregiver, always putting others first and doing whatever was needed. Her door was always open to anyone.  Mary was a woman of many talents; she was a  gardener, a seamstress, an excellent cook and a carpenter. Mary drove a team of horses as a young woman, worked as a switchboard operator and later worked the line at the Chevrolet plant during the war. She seemed to fix anything with some thought, duck tape and a few popsicle sticks. Mary’s philosophy of life was, "There is never anything too difficult to tackle, it was all in how you looked at it.”  She took great pride in taking care of her family and in whatever she did. She was a special person and she will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.

Mary is survived by her children; Joseph Czapeczka Jr. of Corfu, Frank (Deb) Czapeczka of Batavia, Paul (Anita) Czapeczka of Wyoming, Ann Bantle (Jamie) of Arcade and Mary Czapeczka of Missouri; grandchildren, Adam, Jacob and Rachel;  great grandchildren, Evan, Ava and Finley; two sisters, Pauline (Leo) Pelton of Alexander and Martha (Lee) Schrader of Indiana and a sister-in-law, Clara Kohl of North Java. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Friends and family may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 am Saturday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Crittenden. In lieu of flowers and to honor her caring of animals, memorials may be made to Spay Our Strays.

Bernard S. George, 86, of Batavia passed away Thursday January 8, 2015 at Batavia Health Care Center. He was born on November 17, 1928 in Batavia to the late Sylvester (Mary Petz) George. Bernard is preceded in death by brothers Paul, Lawrence, Harold and Francis George; sisters Florence Reisdorf, Mary George and Teresa Squires.

Bernard owned and operated George’s Dairy Farm prior to retirement. He was a private pilot who loved aviation. He enjoyed working on cars and traveling. Bernard was an avid gardener and also a lover of ice cream

Bernard is survived by his loving wife Mary (Zielinski) George of Batavia; children Douglas (Janet) George of Atlanta, GA., Daniel George of Stafford, Patricia (Mark) Grabosky of Fairport, Christina (Steven) Brown of Webster; sister Shirley (Thomas) Edbauer of North Tonawanda; 4 grandchildren Sidney, Eric, Tabitha and Ross along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday January 12, 2015 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020.  He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School Foundation 73 Union Street Batavia, New York 14020 or Leukemia Society www.lls.org. 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.

 

Dr. Herman J. Ianni, 93, of Batavia, passed away Thursday January 8th, 2015 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Dr. Ianni was born December 17, 1921 in Oakfield, NY to Giovanni and Elizabeth Ianni.

He graduated from the University of Buffalo Dental School in 1945 with honors and was a well-respected dentist in Batavia for 43 years before retiring in 1988. He served as a Captain in the Army prior to opening his practice. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Josephine Cosmano Ianni.

Dr. Ianni is survived by his brother, Angelo (Wilma) Ianni of Akron, sisters, Rose (Alfred) DeAngeli of Naples, FL, and Helen (Ralph) Santilli of Rochester; his children, John (Kerry) Ianni, Lynn (Andrew) Ianni Bagnall; and his grandchildren, John Anthony, Joseph, James, Brooke and Courtney.

Family and friends are invited to call from 3 – 5pm or 7 – 9 pm Monday, January 12th at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. Services will be held at 9:30 on Tuesday January 13th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org.  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.


 

Johanna Cromwell, 95 of Batavia, passed away Monday January 5, 2015 at Livingston County Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was born on June 22, 1919 in DuBois, PA to the late Andrew (Rose Polewka) Slusar. Johanna is preceded in death by her husband Herold Cromwell; sisters Cecilia Wojkowski, Frances Wudyka, Agnes Tamila; brothers Stanley Slusar, and Henry Slusar.

Johanna worked at Chapin and Melton Shirt Factory in Batavia prior to retirement. She was a loving housewife and mother.

Johanna is survived by her children Wayne (Wilma) Cromwell of Felton, DE., Dianne Wampole of Nunday, Rollin (Elaine) Cromwell of Canaseraga; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in South Sparta Cemetery.

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.
 

Stafford / West Palm Beach ~ Matthew D. VanAlst, age 32, formerly of Roanoke Road, passed away at his home in Florida on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

     Matt was born May 13, 1982 in Warsaw, a son of William and Karen Schiller VanAlst of Stafford.  He attended LeRoy High School, and graduated from Springfield College, MA, where he also played football. 

In addition to his parents, William and Karen of Stafford, Matt is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Kate VanAlst of Webster; his niece, Gianna VanAlst; his godson, John Sheehan, a great-aunt, Dorothy Cesarano of Miami, FL, special uncle and aunt, Don and Judy Laurie of LeRoy, his beloved dogs,  Butkus & Shadow, along with many additional aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. 

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, January 11 from 2 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday at 11 AM.  Interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Camp Good Days & Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon, NY 14506 or Big Dog Ranch Rescue, 10948 Acme Rd., Wellington, FL 33414.

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

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

LeRoy / Batavia ~ Viola L. Roblee, age 94, formerly of Robbins Road, passed away Tuesday morning (Jan. 6, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital with her loving family at her side.

     Mrs. Roblee was born April 19, 1920 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Philip and Edna Clarke Schwingle.

     She will be remembered as a very caring and loving mother and grandmother, as well as a dear friend to many.  She loved showing her devotion to her family by attending all of her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's sporting events.  She touched many people in her many years of employment in secretarial work with the New York State Police, the Union Steel Chest and the Genesee County Sheriff's Office.  She was a past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the LeRoy United Methodist Church and an avid Buffalo Bills fan. 

     Mrs. Roblee is survived by her daughters, Priscilla Nelson (Walt) of Durham, NC and Marcia McKenzie (Jerry Warren) of Pavilion; her grandsons, Michael (Michelle) McKenzie and Scott McKenzie; her great-grandchildren, Maxin, Maveric and Maicen McKenzie, along with several nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Leland Roblee and her sister, Eleanor Fugle.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Jan.10 from 11 A.M. ~ 2 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), where her funeral service will be held at 2 P.M.  Interment in Machpelah Cemetery will immediately follow her service.

     In lieu of flowers,  memorials are suggested to either the LeRoy United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

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