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CUTTITTA, MARIE0001.jpgMaria Ardiri Cuttitta, 89, of Batavia, died Monday (September 6, 2010) from a short illness surrounded by her family at Crossroads House.

Thank you to the wonderful care of hospice, Crossroads House and Dr. Suarana Naiik.  Maria was an extraordinary and devoted woman, wife, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was born in San Piero Patti, Sicily on May 2, 1921, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rosaria Pricoli Ardiri.   Her husband, John (Giovanni) Cuttitta died in 1987.  They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary  on this date.

Surviving are her five children, Antoinette and Tino Camuti of Brampton, Ontario, Angelo and Mary Lee Cuttitta of Nevada, Missouri, Anthony and Heather Cuttitta of Attica, Joseph Cuttitta of Attiica and Maria and Churck Foley of Batavia.  Thirteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. 

Maria was one of eight children and has living siblings overseas, Carmello (Tindara) Ardiri of Pavia, Concetta, Rosa, Maria Teresa and Tindara.  She was the sister of the late Grazia and Catena, all of Sicily.  Several wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins in all parts of the world including, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and New York. 

Maria was a homemaker for most of her life.  She loved her flower and vegetable gardens which took up her whole back yard.  She was always giving and sharing with family and friends.  Maria was very proud of her gardens and was always complimented by everyone on them.  She truly was the best Mom ever.  She loved her children and grandchildren in her own special way, unconditionally.  Her passing is leaving a huge hole in all the hearts of those whose lives she touched. 

No prior calling hours.  Friends and family may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Church).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the family.  "Mom, you are forever in our hearts".

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

bucky1.jpgBruce "Bucky" Lischer, 68 of Perry died September 3, 2010 peacefully at his home. Mr. Lischer was born in Buffalo, New York on May 8, 1942 a son of the late Donald and Norma J. Flemming Lischer. He owned and operated Brockport Lumber Co. in Brockport from 1961-1997. Bucky was a member of the Silver Lake Country Club, Brockport Lyons Club, Brockport Rotary Club, Bridge Club in Brockport, and the Hoo-Hoo International Fraternal Order of Lumbermen, a former member of the Stafford Country Club and Brockport Fire Department. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and was an avid card player.

Bucky is survived by Wife Gabrielle “Gabi” Fiabane Lischer whom he married on November 4, 1972; sons Terry (Teresa) Lischer of Livonia; Rick (Lori) Lischer of Brockport; daughters Chantal J. Lischer of Rochester; Laurie L. Lischer of Mansfield, MA; brother Mick (Andi) Lischer of Buffalo; sister-in-law: Joelle Lischer of Buffalo; 5 grandchildren Kendall Conti, Chelsea Randall, Caitlin Lischer, Troy Lischer. and Tim Lischer along with beloved pet MoMo. He is preceded in death by a brother Donald Lischer who died in 2008.

Friends may call on Friday September 10th from 4-8 pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday September 11th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

In Lieu of Flowers. Memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 687 Rochester, New York 14642. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call T.J. Woodward at 237-2626. Arrangements Completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.

 

Glenn A. Elliott, 72 of Byron, NY died September 4, 2010 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Born August 6, 1938 in LeRoy, NY son of the late Clifford (Alice Green) Elliott. Mr. Elliott was a retired carpenter having worked for Rochester Union Local 85 for 45 years. He was a Navy veteran and a loving father to all his children. Preceded in death by two brothers Jim and Alan and four sisters Wilma, Virginia, Beverly and Nancy. 
 
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Sandra (Gillett) Elliott of Byron; sons Ralph (Roxie) Elliott of Clarkson, NY; David (Melissa) Elliott of Hilton, NY; John (Karen) Elliott of NC. Daughters Kelly (Robert) Arnold of Byron, Heidi (Russ) Baylor of VA and Rachel (Kevin) Pangrazio of NC. Two sisters Jackie (Bill) Reynolds of Cheektowaga, Mary (John) Woodridge of GA, four brothers Paul Elliott of TN, Frank (Barb) Elliott of LeRoy, Gary (Paula) Elliott of OK, Doug Elliott of Byron and two sisters in law Marie Elliott and Janet Elliott both of LeRoy. 17 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren survive along with his best carpenter buddy Jackie Potter and several nieces and nephews. 
 
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. 
 
Memorials may be made to the South Byron Methodist Church, P.O. Box 135, South Byron, NY 14557. 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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
 
   

 

Batavia - Mrs. Eileen K. Forti, 79, of Batavia, died Monday, (September 6, 2010)at the Genesee County Nursing Home.
Mrs. Forti was born October 16, 1930 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Paul and Florence (Gallagher) Kelly.
She was a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Church and she loved her cats.
Survivors include three sons, Paul (Linda) Forti of LeRoy, Joseph Forti of Arlington, Virginia and Louis (Michele) Forti of Wyoming; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband of 54 years, Joseph Michael Forti, died April 30, 2010.  
 
There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Site, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, N.Y. 14021 or Sisters of Mercy, 625 Abbott Road, Buffalo, N.Y. 14220. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home.

 

 
Stafford - Jean C. Smith, 83, of Stafford, died Sunday, (September 5, 2010)at the United Memorial Medical Center.
She was born September 16, 1926 in Batavia, a daughter of the late C. Vernon and Florence (Thee) Carnahan.
A member of the Morganville United Church of Christ, she belonged to the Ladies Aid through the church. She was also a member of the local Red Hats Society, was an administrative assistant at Lapp Insulator for 27 years, volunteered at the Salvation Army and worked at the snack shop at United Memorial Medical Center. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and traveling.  
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Sikora of Bergen and Donna (Todd) Steverson of LeRoy; a son, Mark (Teresa) Smith of York; seven grandchildren and several cousins.
She is the sister of the late Nancy Carnahan.  
 
There are no prior calling hours. Services will be at 1:00 Saturday at the Morganville United Church of Christ, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford. Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Morganville United Church of Christ, Attention: Ladies Aid, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford, N.Y. 14143 or American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, N.Y. 14228.
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

Thomas P. McNally, 43 of Batavia, NY died September 2, 2010 peacefully at his home. Born January 16, 1967 in Batavia, New York son of the late Leo H. McNally and Shirley W. (Wood) McNally of Batavia. 
 
Thomas was an Army Veteran, avid Yankee Fan who loved to hunt and fish. He leaves behind many friends. Preceded in death by a brother in law the late Frank Glow. 
 
He is survived by his brothers James R. McNally, Michael L. (Michelle) McNally and a sister Maureen Glow all of Batavia. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. 
 
Friends may call on Wednesday September 8, 2010 from 11AM to 12 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon  at the Funeral Home immediately following calling hours. Burial at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. 
 
The family suggests memorials to Amyloidosis Support Groups, Inc, 232 Orchard Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191.   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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Batavia - Mrs. Marion I. Goodwin, 84, of Batavia, retired office manager for Prudential Life Insurance Company in Batavia, died Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Goodwin was born July 16, 1926 in Byron, a daughter of the late Floyd and Leora Gebhardt Blood.
 
A longtime member of the Assembly of God Church in Batavia, she was very involved in her church's activities and her "church family". She enjoyed doing word search puzzle and needlepoint.
 
Survivors include two sons, Wayne (Marlene) Goodwin of Henrietta and Douglas Goodwin of Batavia; her grandson, Douglas Goodwin, Jr. of Batavia; her brother, Myron (Jesse) Blood of Newfane; two sisters, Frances Samborski of Rochester and Florence Jannain of Batavia; dear friends Patricia and Francis Brunner and several nieces and nephews.
 
She is the mother of the late Paul E. Goodwin who died September 27, 2002 and David R. Goodwin who died January 10, 2007 and sister of the late Harold F. Blood and Catherine Sage.
 
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Batavia Assembly of God, 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery, Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Assembly of God Church, 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 
 
 Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Alabama - Mrs. Erma Maxwell, 82, a retired school bus driver for 28 years at Oakfield-Alabama Central School, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia following a brief illness.

Mrs. Maxwell was born November 12, 1927 in Alabama, the daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Rein) Hall.

She was a member of the Alabama-Basom Methodist Church; a wedding photographer for many years and loved spending time with family and friends. Her favorite pastime was solving jigsaw puzzles.

Her husband, Glen (Rusty) Maxwell died 2006.

Survivors include two sisters, Nina Hall of Batavia and Ruth (Earl) Geer of Alexander and two sisters-in-law, Jane Hall and Verna Hall, both of Basom and nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was the sister of the late Lloyd and Everett Hall.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Alabama Cemetery. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Alabama - Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church St., Alabama. Memorials may be made to Alabama Fire Department, P.O. Box 798, Basom, New York 14013 or the Alabama - Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Church Street, Alabama, New York 14003.

Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Maxine A. Grasso, 68, of Batavia, retired food service manager at Notre Dame High School in Batavia, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Grasso was born June 21, 1942 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Max and Eugenia Halor Baszczynski.

A member of Ascension Parish and their Altar and Rosary Society, Mrs. Grasso enjoyed traveling with her husband.

She loved her grandchildren and her Notre Dame “family” where she devoted much of her time.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jerome Grasso; her children,  Nancy (Michael) Piscitillo of Boston, New York,  Lisa (Steven) Grice of Batavia and Jay (Hope) Grasso of LeRoy; her son-in-law, John Netter of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Matthew and Cara Piscitillo of Boston, New York,  Alex and Casey Grice of Batavia and  Zachary, Nicholas and Hailey Grasso of LeRoy; her brother, Robert (Marge) Baszczynski of Utah; her sister, Christine (Stan) Radwan of Evans and several nieces and nephews.

She is the mother of the late Nadine M. Grasso-Netter who died January 29, 2009.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Ascension Parish - St. Anthony's Church, 122 Liberty Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 Daniel E. Skivington, Sunday, August 29, 2010, at age 55.

He is a son of Elizabeth (Yeoman) Skivington of Rochester and the late Leon Skivington. Mr. Skivington was a machinist at Rochester Products.  

Surviving along with his mother are two sons, D.J. Skivington of Batavia and Jason Skivington of Chili; a daughter, Lindsay Skivington of Chili; a sister, Susan Skivington of Chili; his ex-wife Rhonda Skivington of Byron and several nieces and nephews. 

He is a brother of the late Michael Skivington.

There are no prior calling hours and services will be private. Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

 

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