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Batavia - Mr. Edward Buczek Sr., 86, longtime resident of Elba and former machinist at Black & Decker in Brockport, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mr. Buczek was born October 25, 1924 in Perry, a son of the late Michael and Mary Ann Buczek.
Mr. Buczek was also a cash crop farmer for many years.
His wife, Betty L. Buczek died in 2006.
He is survived by five sons, Edward (Sharon) Buczek, Jr. of Elba, Anthony (Michelle) Buczek of East Bethany, Walter Buczek of Batavia, James (Donna) Buczek of Elba, and David Buczek of Elba; a brother, Stanley Buczek of Batavia; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There are no prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, New York 14221-7380.
Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Bob was born on June 7, 1969 a son of Robert Austin and Kathy Slusser Salada both of Perry. Bob was a graduate of Perry High School class of 1987. He worked as a carpenter for the Rochester’s Carpenter Union Local #85.He was a member of the Silver Lake Sportsmans Club, and the Perry Vets Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, doing carpentry work, cooking, playing football, baseball, and golfing.

He is survived by two sons Kameron Austen of Clifton Springs, Bobby Austen of Murfreesboro, TN; fiancé Jonica Hare of Perry, 3 sisters JoAnn (Bradley) Gardner of Castile, Shelley (Gary) DeVinney of Silver Springs, and Kristen (Jarrod Blaszak) Austen of Warsaw, 5 nieces and nephews Nathan, Noah and Matthew Gardner of Castile; Brooke and Carson Devinney of Silver Springs, Jonica’s brother Kenny Bagg, and sister Jamee Thornton both of Warsaw, along with many friends also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Friday November 19th from 4-8pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will be on Saturday November 20th at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery; Perry, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Kathy Salada to set up a fund for Bob’s sons. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  

Melissa was born October 17, 1949 in Warsaw, New York. Daughter of the late Crandall and Harriett Clark DeGroff. Melissa worked for over 13 years for McClurg Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Perry where she was a their secretary/receptionist/title clerk. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Perry, a Jr. Star (Order of Eastern Star) in Perry, a former Girl Scout leader, and a loving and caring fulltime mother/grandmother. She enjoyed snowmobiling, NASCAR racing, gardening, ceramics, sewing, crocheting, counted cross stitch, and traveling with her husband, children, and grandchildren especially to Old Forge. She is preceded in death by mother and father in-law Frank and Marian Murphy.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Murphy Sr. whom she married on November 11, 1967. Two daughters Patricia (Wesley) James of Perry, Michelle (Daniel) deLeeuw of Avon, son Dennis Murphy Jr. of Perry, brother Ronald (Barbara) DeGroff of Webster, 6 Grandchildren Samantha , Matthew, and Timothy James, Miranda, Zachary, and Alexis deLeeuw, Brother-in-law: Terry (Diane) Murphy of Perry, 5 nieces and nephews Debbie Stojanov, Christopher DeGroff, and Laurie Loveless, Ryan and Megan Murphy,along with herdogs Maggie and Tippie.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday November 18th from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow calling hours 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704 Rochester, New York 14642. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  

Wayne was born in Cleveland, Ohio August 27, 1932, son of the late Harry D. and Vida M. Denour Clark Sr. Mr. Clark owned and operated Winchell’s Donuts in Elcajon, Cal. for over 15 years. He sold the business and moved to New York State and worked as a truck driver for DeWitt Inc. in Pavilion. He was a member of the Perry Vets Club. He volunteered at the Silver Lake Day treatment in Perry as a grandparent. He enjoyed cooking, mowing his lawn, and gardening, playing games on the computer, watching sporting events, especially his team the Cleveland Browns, traveling, camping, and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Geneva Clark who died in 2005, brothers Harry Jr., Roland , Dick , and Melvin Clark.

He is survived by two daughters Norma ( Marty ) Coleman of Warsaw, Velinda Clark of West Virginia, three sons Wayne Clark Jr. of Perry, Thomas Clark of Jefferson, Ohio, and Michael (Jody) Clark of Perry, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday November 17th from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to Noyes Kidney Disease and Dialysis Center 50 E. South St. Geneseo, NY 14454. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

gioia.jpgAge 82, of Batavia, well known area pharmacist and owner of the former Gioia's Drugstore on the Southside died peacefully Monday afternoon Nov. 15, 2010 at Crossroads House surrounded by his family. He was born in Batavia May 5, 1928 son of the late John D. & Rose (Radziszewski) Gioia Sr., also preceded in death by son John Gioia, grandsons Jason Gioia & Ted Corbett, brothers John D. Jr. & Anthony Gioia and sister Rita Scibetta. Mr. Gioia along with the drugstore was retired from Chapin Manufacturing. He was a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's), Polish Falcons Nest #493, VFW Post #1602, American Legion #332 and the Eagles Club in LaPorte, TX.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 62 years Adeline "Dolly" (Cecere) Gioia of Batavia; loving children Frank (Patti) Gioia of Batavia, Angelo (Tina) Gioia of Texas, Christine (Bill Adams) Corbett of Warren, PA, Adeline (Thomas) Losito of Syracuse, Teresa (Timothy) Bartz of Corfu and Rose Marie Brown of North Carolina; brothers-in-law Joseph Scibetta of Buffalo & Donald Cecere of Arizona; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

The family will be present from 4-8 PM Thursday Nov. 18, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Please join the family for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial Friday Nov. 19, 2010 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020.



West Valley - Mr. Raymond L. Duckworth, 80, of West Valley, NY, formerly of Batavia, a retired employee of Strippit Industry in Akron, died November 12, 2010at Buffalo General Hospital.
Mr. Duckworth was born August 25, 1930 in Attica, the son of the late Lee Roy and Ethel  (Whitcomb) Duckworth.
He served during Korean War with the US Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross while serving in Korea.
 Survivors include one daughter, Debbie (Jason) Cole of West Valley; three sisters, Irene Duckworth and Arlene (Robert) Demarest both of Batavia and Carol (Frank) Aquino of Elba, 2 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of Olive Duckworth, Ruth Duckworth, Betty Duckworth, Elsie Duckworth and Bill Snyder.
Mr. Duckworth was the brother of the late Cleta Davis, Oma Reddick, Clara Snyder, Carl, Ida, Harold, Willard, Paul and Howard Duckwoth.
Services will be at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 E. Main St. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements made by H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.   Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Batavia - Edward F. Penders, 72, of Batavia, a kitchen designer at Chase Pitkins in Brockport, prior to his retirement in 1995, died Friday, November 12, 2010at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Penders was born May 29, 1938 in Edwards, NY, a son of the late John and Emma (Moss) Penders.
He served with the Air Force, was a member for over 25 years of the Leroy Loyal Order of Moose, Silver Lake Sportsman's Club and was an avid bowler, golfer, softball pitcher and coach.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Mary (Almeter) Penders; 2 daughters, Deborah (Bobby) Gladue  and Kathy (Steve) Schwartz,  of Georgia; a brother, John "Jack" (Nancy) Penders of Georgia; a step daughter, Julie (Steve Davis) Gill of Batavia; 2 step sons, Michael (Susan) Gill of OH and Jeff Gill of Utica; several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was the father of the late Thomas Penders.  

Friends may attend services at 10 a.m. Thursday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Oatka Cemetery in Pavilion.



Rittersback, Timothy0001.jpgTimothy Jon Rittersback, 43, of Batavia, died Friday (November 12, 2010) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

He was born in Batavia on February 27, 1967, a son of the late Gay Mager Parker and Thomas Rittersback.

He is a veteran of the US Marine Corps.  He was employed by Arctic Refrigeration for 17 years and was currently training as a school bus driver with First Student School Bus Co. in Batavia.  He enjoyed coaching baseball, fishing and spending quality time with his family.

Surviving is his wife of over 17 years, Denelle "Dee" Marsh Rittersback of Batavia.  Three sons: Trevor, Travis and Tyler Rittersback at home.   His stepfather, David Parker of Hancock, MD.  Maternal grandmother, Kathleen Mager of Batavia.  Sister, Tammy Kelly of Berkely Springs, W. VA.  Two aunts, Teresa (Rick) Tamfer and Jennifer (Jim) Jacobs both of Batavia.  Three uncles, Richard (Victoria) Mager, Michael (Jill Smith) Mager and William (Patti) Mager all of Batavia.   Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He is the grandson of the late Hester and Carl Rittersback and Henry Mager. and uncle of the late Jason Kelly.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  Prayers will be Wednesday at 8:45 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Full military honors will follow at the church.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

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

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


SCHMITT, CAROL0001.jpgCarol E. Schmitt, 89, of Akron, died Thursday (November 11, 2010) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home inClarence after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Akron on November 20, 1930, a daughter of the late Ward and Ruby Danser Hunt. 

For many years, she was a sales clerk at Henry's Candies in Alden and was an accomplished sewer.  She was a a member of the Alden Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is her husband George Schmitt whom she married on Jan. 13, 1951.  Two sons.  Larry Schmitt of Los Angelus, CA and Lester (Laurie) Schmitt of Cooperstown, NY.  A daughter, Linda (Robert) Wideman of Akron.   Grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Brothers of Mercy Rehab Center, 10570 Bergtold Rd., Clarence, NY  14031

No prior visitation.  Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. 



dellapenna.jpgMildred R. (Falco) DellaPenna, 9of Batavia, NY died November 12, 2010 in United Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1914 in Batavia, NY. Daughter of the late Anthony (Angela Maria Paolino) DiFalco. Mrs. DellaPenna was a member of Resurrection Parish. She graduated from Batavia High School and attended the Rochester Business Institute. She is preceded in death by husband Thomas DellaPenna, step-daughter Rosemary Donald, brothers John, Joseph, Sebastian and Nicholas Falco. 
She is survived by her step sons Peter DellaPenna, Rocco (Georgine) DellaPenna and John DellaPenna all of Batavia, step-daughter Madeline Ferris of Batavia; step-daughter-in-law Judy DellaPenna and  sister-in-law Valerie Falco of Batavia. Nephews John (Sharon) Falco of Webster, Thomas Falco of Rochester; niece Ann M. Falco of Batavia; 11 step-grandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren, survive along with great nieces, nephews and cousins. 
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to join the family for a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Monday November 15, 2010 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s site) 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia. 
Memorials may be made in the form of Mass Offerings or Spiritual Bouquets. 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.


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