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NANCY L. (NEWCOMER) LAWSON - age 74, formerly of Corfu died peacefully Sunday afternoon April 12, 2015 in the care of her loving family. She was born April 17, 1940 in Turtle Creek, PA a daughter of the late John Robert and Dorothy (Fuhs) Newcomer also preceded in death by brother, Robert and sister-in-law, Jean Newcomer.

   Nancy was very artistically inclined you could always find her doing some type of craft, either knitting or crocheting a hat or blanket for somebody, painting a wood figurine or drawing a picture fee hand. She was always actively involved in the Home Bureau and PTA when her children were in school. She was a member of the Pembroke Historical Association in which she was involved with the Brick House Corners Fair until her declining health no longer allowed her to participate.

   A devoted mother and wife who was always willing to help out anyone in need, she will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.

   Surviving are her devoted children, John Sr. (Julie) of Corfu, Shirley, Jim (Terri), Bill (Rosann) all of Batavia; grandchildren, John Jr. (Jessica), Jennifer (Jesse) Stocking all of Corfu; Bruce and Jacob Lawson of Batavia; great-grandson, Waylon Lawson of Corfu; brother, Donald Newcomer of Lancaster along with many nieces and nephews..

   There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the family. Memorials in Nancy's memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice  

   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 NANCY L. LAWSON IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

Nellie Anna Bundrock, 91 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (April 16, 2015) at the Batavia Health Care Center. 
 
She was born February 20, 1924 in Clarendon, NY, a daughter of the late Claude and Margaret Kerr Brooks. 
 
Nellie grew up in Clarendon and lived most of her life in the Batavia area. She was employed by Sylvania in Batavia, General Electric and Black & Decker in Brockport prior to her retirement.  She was a resident of the 400 Towers in Batavia for 28 years and enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with her fellow residents. 
 
Nellie was predeceased by her husband, Melvin Bundrock who died in 1991 and her two brothers, Robert Brooks and William Brooks, both of Clarendon. 
 
Survivors include two sons, Brian (Barbara) Bundrock of Batavia and Brad Brooks and friend Kathy of Medina. Two daughters, Claudia (Brian) Dzuba of Binghamton and Sharon Rhodes and friend Mikey of Michigan. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren living in New York, Kentucky and Michigan. She was known as Grandma Mo by her grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family with burial in Hillside Cemetery in Holley, NY. Memorials may be made to the family and expressions of condolence may be shared 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.

Oakfield - Alan H. Myers, 88, of Oakfield, died Thursday, April 16, 2015 at his home while under Homecare and Hospice.

Mr. Myers was born January 24, 1927 in Batavia, a son of the late Charles and Marion (Balfour) Myers.

At age 11, he worked for adult wages on the Elba muck.  He delivered newspapers by bicycle, set bowling pins, and in the winter, ran a muskrat trap line.  He served during WWII with the U.S. Marine Corp and was awarded medals for marksmanship.  He was stationed in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. 

After an honorable military discharge, he was employed by U.S. Gypsum for 11 years and survived severe injuries from a mine tunnel collapse.  He farmed and ran a chicken egg business. 

He was trained as a draftsman under the Kennedy-Johnson Jobs program in 1952 and retired in 1989 from Eastman Kodak Co. as a master draftsman engineer.

Al Myers was an exceptional craftsman in home repair and antique restorations and a gifted landscaper.  His land and home was his passion.  An avid naturalist and protector of wildlife, Al was also a marble shooter, game player, chess player, hunter, lover of dogs, cats, and Laurel & Hardy.  He was a renowned billiards player, friend of Native Americans, and a Civil War enthusiast.  He helped found the 44th NY Volunteer Civil War Regiment and was instrumental in the development of the North South Skirmish Association, where he won many marksmanship medals in antique firearms competitions. 

He delighted in driving his restored 1941 military Jeep in local parades.  His sense of humor was beloved by friends and relatives.  He was a member and Past Commander of the Hiram G. Luhman Post 626 American Legion where served on the honor’s team and was active in the Memorial Day Flag Program, placing American flags on Veteran’s graves in many local cemeteries.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth (Rectenwald) Myers, whom he married on July 9, 1949; four children, Stephen (Bertha) Myers of Chicago, Patricia Smith of Oakfield, Jean (Edward) Seeber of Plattsburgh and Bonnie Madden of Oakfield; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 East Main St., Batavia.  A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue in Oakfield.  Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.  Burial will be in St. Cecelia's Cemetery, Oakfield. 

 

Cynthia (Wrotniak) Sanger, 55, of Bennington passed away April 14, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 11, 1960 in Batavia to the late Richard (Audrey Baker) Wrotniak. She is preceded in death by her brothers Richard and Robert Wrotniak.

Cynthia recently retired from the New York State School for the Blind where she worked for 34 years. She enjoyed traveling, going to garage sales and flea markets.  She loved to read and do puzzles.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years Ronald Sanger of Bennington; brother Dan (Cindy) Wrotniak of Bennington and sister Kathy (Robert Nelson) Altmer; nephews Richard Wrotniak, James (Gwen) Wrotniak and Brad (Stacie) Wrotniak and nieces Sara and Emily along with great nieces Roxie and Annabelle.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 AM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 25, 2015 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Bennington Center.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to a charity of your choice. For more information please call 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Marie A. Cima, 87 of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Monday April 13, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born January 19, 1928 in Penn, Pennsylvania to the late Anthony (Stella Kazariewieczz) Norkin. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Samuel Cima.  

She was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Mrs. Cima worked her whole life in the restaurant business, owning some with her husband. She and Sam enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida.  Marie was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and it was common to hear cheering for them on any given Sunday.  She truly loved her family and her face would light up whenever she talked about her granddaughters with whom she shared a very special bond.

She is survived by her son John (Karen) Cima of Corfu; daughters Patricia (Ward) Karns of Fremont, CA; JoAnne (Robert) Osburn of Kirkwood, MO; three granddaughters Caitlin, Allison Cima; Maggie (Mitchell Barklage) Osburn along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015 in St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (Holy Name of Mary) 8656 Church St. East Pembroke, NY 14056. She will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery, E. Pembroke.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Program at Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642 or to St. Maximilian Kolbe 18 West Main Street Corfu, NY 14036 and The Senior Center at the Genesee County Office for The Aging 2 Bank ST. Batavia. 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.
 

Batavia - Rose M. Tresco, 97, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday (April 11, 2015) in the Comfort Care Center at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born September 20, 1917 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella (Pappero) Suozzi.

Rose was a member of Ascension Parish and longtime employee of Alexanders Clothing Store.  She loved watching the New York Yankees, Buffalo Sabres, doing word search puzzles, gardening and cooking for her family.

Survivors include her loving son, Larry (Rita Nan) Tresco of Batavia; granddaughters, Amy (Steven) Fuchs of LeRoy and Christina M. Tresco, Esq of Maryland; grandsons, Michael (Gina) Corbelli of Batavia, Gregory (Dawn) Corbelli of Colorado and Daniel (Jennifer) Corbelli of Iowa; one sister, Angeline Peraino of Geneseo. Rose is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Rose is predeceased by her husband, Gabriel Tresco, daughter, JoAnn Corbelli Konarski, brothers, Dennis, Patsy and Donald Suozzi and beloved sisters, Loretta Strogen, Margret Cervone and Lucy Zanghi.   

Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.  

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.

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

 

 

 

Bergen – Ruel “Buz” Lovett, 82, of Bergen, a retired Supervisor at GM Delco, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, (April 12, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

Mr. Lovett was born April 4, 1933 in Finley, NC, a son of the late Dr. William D. and Geneva (Clark) Lovett.

Buzz served his country honorably during the Korean War with the Army.  He was a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church and the Hesperus Lodge F&AM.  A remarkable athlete, he played softball, enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer.

He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and working crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his wife, Patti (Heaton) Lovett, whom he married August 31, 1962.

Along with Patti, Buzz is survived by his children, Michael (Betsy) Lovett, and Karen (James) Howard both of Bergen; grandchildren, Kristine (Kasey) Weinert of Buffalo, Danielle Lovett of New York City, Kathleen (Glenn McKeever) Lovett of Amherst, Kimberly Lovett, Lindsey Lovett, Michelle Lovett, Amanda Eichenberger all of Bergen, H. JJ Howard of East Lansing, MI; great-grandchildren, Maddox Howard and Lucy Eichenberger; a brother, Charles (Jamie Pigott) Lovett of NC.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Frances, Marcelle, Lovie, and Dovie "Anne" as well as a sister-in-law, Dottie Lovett.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  A Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Buzz’s Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, (April 16, 2015) at Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Street, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various local charities that were important to Buzz.

Burial will be Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen.  Please light a candle, share a story, or leave a condolence at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Concetta “Connie” Capuano, 87, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Thursday April 9, 2015 at Crossroads House.She was born May 19, 1927 in LeRoy to the late Ignazio (Rosalia O’Geen) Rubino.  She is preceded in death by her husband Salvatore “Savie” Capuano, daughter Lucille Capuano Vanson, brothers Frank and Augustine “Augie” Rubio and Sister Rose Marie Gervase.  

She was a member of Ascension Parish, the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church. Connie enjoyed bingo, cards, going to the casino, cooking and baking.

Connie is survived by her loving son Frank (Ann) Capuano of Batavia; Sister Sarah (Ronald) Dusing of Rochester; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday April 12, 2015 from 3 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY.  A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday April 13, 2015 in Ascension Parish, corner of Sumner and Swan Streets, Batavia. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 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.

Batavia - Suzanne H. Dorman, 89, of Batavia, switchboard operator at the former St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia for over 30 years, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dorman was born February 24, 1926 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ruby Beckwith Hopp.

A member of the First Presbyterian Church since April 12, 1936, she was the second oldest living member of the congregation. She was active in the home bureau and served as a cub scout leader when her children were growing up. Mrs. Dorman enjoyed gardening, baking, garage sales and going to book reviews at the Seymour Library in Brockport.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Earl Dorman; her children, Judy (late David) Whitney of Avon, Karen (Ray) Gabriel of Brockport, Craig (Beverly) Dorman and David (Mary Ann) Dorman, both of Batavia; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Barone.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Donald A. “Don” Wicks, 86 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (April 7, 2014) at the Batavia Health Care Center.
 
He was born in Batavia, NY on January 19, 1929, a son of the late Ackley and Erma Kilner Wicks.
 
He served with the National Guard from 1950 to 1953. Don was the owner of the former Oakfield Independent prior to his retirement and was a member of American Legion Post #626 in Alabama, NY and First Baptist Church of Batavia.  He was an avid bowler and bowled for several leagues in and around Batavia.
 
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marlene Gahagan Wicks of Oakfield.  Son and daughter in-law, Gerald (Kimberly) Wicks of Clayton, NC.  Nieces and nephews also survive.
 
He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Wicks and sister, Mary Fox.
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday from 10-11am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA., where a funeral service will commence at 11am.  Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 306 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  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.  RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

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