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Elba - Mr. Carl H. Brinkman, 62, of Elba, an inspector at AGL in Rochester, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Mr. Brinkman was born January 10, 1948 in Batavia, a son of the late Holden Jerry and Loretta Woolever Brinkman.
 
Mr. Brinkman loved spending time with his family and served with the United States Army from 1968-1970. He enjoyed attending car shows and was the owner of Brinkman’s Sewing Machine Repairs.
 
His wife, Elaine Balduf Brinkman, died September 6, 2008.
 
He is survived by his children, Kevin (Kristine) Brinkman of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Brian (Danielle) Brinkman of Elba, Debora (Joel) Pocock of Bergen and Nicholas Brinkman of Elba; seven grandchildren, Allysen, Courtney, Holden and Dakota Brinkman and Jaden, Logan and Novalee Pocock; two brothers, Dennis Brinkman of Piffard and Donald (Janet) Brinkman of Batavia; two sisters, Barbara Brown and Bonnie (Larry) Horine, both of Batavia; his father-in-law, Loren (Betty) Balduf of Stafford; a brother-in-law, David (Patricia) Balduf of South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Donna (Larry) Stiles of Batavia and Bonnie Brinkman of Bergen; and several nieces and nephews.
 
He is the brother of the late Richard Brinkman who died in 1999.
 
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Daws Corners Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Daws Corner Cemetery Association, c/o 74 South Pearl Street, Oakfield, New York 14125.
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Michael K. Ellingham, 41 of Batavia, NY. Died Saturday November 6, 2010 at his home. Born December 2, 1968 in Rochester, New York. Son of James Ellingham of Las Vegas Nevada and the late Keneta Joy Murray Ellingham. Mike worked as a Child Care Assistant at the NYS School for the Blind in Batavia. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed working with the children at the blind school. He enjoyed music, cooking and spending time with his son. He is preceded in death by his step mother Joan C. Ellingham. 
 
He is survived by his son Joshua M. Ellingham of Elba; brother Mark (Lisa) Ellingham of Bergen, his step sister Christine (James) Wheeler of Naples, FL and his girlfriend Mindy Moon of Batavia. 2 nieces and 2 nephews Jayson Ivison, Michael Wheeler, Morgan Wheeler and Kali Ellingham also survive. 
 
Friends may call on Wednesday November 10, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 32-333 W Main St. Batavia, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. 
 
Memorials may be made to NYS School for the Blind Miscellaneous Fund, 2 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Age 71, of Syracuse, NY, died unexpectedly Friday morning November 5, 2010 at Lee Memorial Health Systems in Ft. Myers, FL. She was born March 1, 1939 in Syracuse daughter of the late Carmen & Jane (Barba) Romano, also preceded in death by her husband Richard N. Stauss and daughter Barbara Stauss. Mrs. Stauss worked for Home Depot and was a member of Holy Family R.C. Church in Syracuse. She enjoyed trips to the casino, Florida and spending time with her family.

Surviving is her loving children Richard (Leslie) Stauss of Oakfield; Timothy Stauss of Syracuse and Tammy McKiernan of New Jersey; brother Frank (Arlene) Romano; sister Mary Jane (late Bruce) Olmstead both of Syracuse; 3 grandchildren Steven Stauss of Oakfield, Kaitlyn & Shannon McKiernan of New Jersey along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will be present from 5-8 PM Friday Nov. 12, 2010 at B.L. Bush & Sons Inc. 10 Main Street Camillus, New York 13031. A 9:00 AM Memorial Mass will be Saturday at Holy Family R.C. Church 127 Chapel Drive Syracuse, New York 13219. Interment will be Onondaga County Veteran's Cemetery and memorials in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL (585)343-7500 OR VISIT BLBUSH.COM TO SIGN THE GUESTBOOK.

Jane A. Penkszyk, 90, of Alexander, died Friday (November 5, 2010) at Batavia Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Lackawana, NY on August 27, 1920 a daughter of the late John and Anna Bozek Penkszyk.

Miss penkszyk was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was a supervisor at the former W.T. Grant Co. in Batavia.

Surviving is a brother, Michael Penkszyk of Alexander.  Two sisters in law: Josephine Penkszyk of Batavia and Geraldine Penkszyk of N. Carolina.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is the sister of the late Walter, Joseph and Frank Penkszyk and Julia Latko.

Friends and relatives may call Tuesday from 8AM to 9AM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where prayers will be at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Age 88, of Batavia, died Thursday evening November 4, 2010 at Orchard Manor, Inc. in Medina. She was born September 5, 1922 in East Pembroke, NY daughter of the late Glenn & Adelaide (Brownell) Dymond and also preceded in death by her husband Robert Husted in 1997. Mrs. Husted was formerly employed at Dohler-Jarvis, US Gypsum and the Batavia Equine Clinic, she and her late husband spent nearly 20 years in Florida before she returned to the Batavia area.

Surviving is her loving son & daughter-in-law Michael (Colleen) Husted of Batavia; brothers Douglas (Maryann) Dymond of Tonawanda, NY, Dean Dymond of Illinois, Robert (Gayle) Graham of FL and Ercel Dymond of CA; 3 grandsons Aaron, Andrew (Angela) & Christopher Husted all of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation and a Memorial Service will be announced at a future date. Memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL (585)343-7500. 

 

Austin James Russell 1 week old infant son of Brian L. Russell and Jamie A. Stiles of LeRoy died Wednesday November 3, 2010 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Austin was born on October 27, 2010.
 
In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother Zachariah Stiles of LeRoy, sister Tyann Stiles of LeRoy, maternal grandparents James (Judy) Stiles Sr. of Pavilion and paternal grandparents Bonnie Laska of Mt. Morris and Terry Russell of Honeoye, NY. Maternal great grandparents Tom (Alice) Greene of Oakfield, paternal great grandparents John (Charlottte) Russell of Nunda, Connie Craft of Florida and Michael Laska of Varysburg. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
 
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held on Monday November 8, 2010 at 12 Noon at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Family. For more information or to sign the online registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or phone 585-343-8260. Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Bergen - Mrs. Jane R. Ryan, 84, retired print shop manager at Union Bank of California located in El Cajon, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010at Lakeside Biekirch Care Center, in Brockport. 

Mrs. Ryan was born June 15, 1926 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Sidney and Ruth Sheridan Maher. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1945.
 
After her husband, Guy V. Ryan died in 2000, she moved back to the Bergen area.
 
Survivors include one brother, Robert (Kathleen) Maher of Bergen; four sisters, Donna (Robert) Powers, Barbara O'Grady and Marlene (James) Ireland all of Bergen and Geraldine Lichti of Florida; a stepdaughter, Bethel (Dan) Awtrey of Texas and several nieces and nephews. 
 
She was the stepmother of the late Marilyn Shafrath and sister of the late Norman Maher and Gladys Hill.
 
Friends may call on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen. Memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office Of Development, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494. Burial will be in Singing Hills Memorial Park, El Cajon.  
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
 
 

Kalleen Mary Holihan, 67,HOLIHAN, KALLEEN.jpg of Batavia died Sunday (October 31, 2010) at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Long Island on November 14, 1943, a daughter of the late Walter and Sheila Darrnell O'Brien.

Kalleen was a craft designer and featured her creations at many craft shows throughout the area.

She was always helping others, even the animals.  She was the most wonderful lady ever to her family and friends.

Surviving is a son, Walter E. (Tami) Sutton of Batavia.  A daughter, Teresa (Stephen) VanSon of Darien, NY  Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.  A brother, Timothy (Mary Ellen) O'Brien of Perry Ctr., NY.  She was the sister of the late David O'Brien.

Friends may call Wednesday from 1 - 2 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. where services will follow.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

TORCELLO, RALPH.jpgRalph F. Torcello, 86, a lifelong resident of Batavia, died Saturday (October 30, 2010) at Lakeside Hospital in Brockport, NY.

He was born February 14, 1924, a son of the late Frank and Amelia Kocur Torcello.  He was a 1942 graduate of Batavia High School and was very active in track and field and other sports.

A World War II veteran, he served as CPO 1st Class with the Naval Armed Guard Fleet in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres.  He was a member of the USN National Armed Guard WWII Veterans Accociation and the Sampson WWII Navy Veterans Inc.

He retired in 1985 as a skilled trades Supervisor from Delco Products in Rochester and was a member and Vice Commander of the Glenn S. Loomis Post 332 American Legion in Batavia.  He was a member and Past President of  Byron Kiwanis, member of the Batavia Moose Club, Perry Old Orchard Game Club,  Stafford Historical Society.  Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) and a former member of the Holy Name Society.

Surviving is his wife of over 64 years, Joan D. Waclawski Torcello.  Four children: Patricia A. (Joseph) Catalina of Valatie, NY, Marcia A. (Joseph) Rice of East Liverpool, OH, Ronald R. (Mary Cane) Torcello of Churchville, NY and Robin J. (Stephen) Hodownes of Honeoye Falls, NY.  Eight grandchildren and one great grand daughter also survive.  

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary T. Colombo and brother, Frank J. Torcello.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  where prayers will be Wednesday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).

Interment with full Military Honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, American Cancer Society , Mass Offerings or a charity of the donors preference.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Batavia - Mr. Keith G. Gerrish, age 64, of Batavia, formerly of Spencerport, an electrical engineer at Hover-Davis in Rochester, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Batavia Nursing Home.

Mr. Gerrish was born June 21, 1946 in Buffalo, the son of the late Donald and Barbara Lansinger Gerrish.
 
Mr. Gerrish's life was his engineering and enjoyed watching motorcycle drag racing where he often worked on the engines of his friend's motorcycles. He also worked as an electrical engineer at Eastman Kodak Co. and Precision Filters.
 
He is survived by his children, Christine (Michael) Heatherman of Macedonia, Ohio, Cynthia (Gordon Smith) Perez of Batavia and Kevin Gerrish of Seminole, Florida; four granddaughters; twins, Jessica and Amanda Heatherman of Macedonia, Ohio and Kelsey and Quinn Gerrish of Seminole, Florida and nieces and nephews.
 
There are no prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Center @ the University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14642.Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
 
 

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