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William L. Safford, 81, of Perry died on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 2, 1933 in Perry to the late Elden (Verda Clark) Safford. He is preceded in death by his grandson Andrew Safford and a sister Betty Evans.

Bill served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Perry Central School and worked for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for over 40 years as a foreman in the turning department. He was a member of the Western New York Gas and Steam Association. Bill enjoyed going to the shows put on by the Gas and Steam Association, working on motors, going hunting with his hunting camp friends, shooting his black powered gun, and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Saralue “Sally” (Davis) Safford whom he married on January 16, 1953; sons William J. (Irene) Safford of Port Charlotte, Fl., Rodney (Barbara Ann) Safford of Mt. Morris, Scott (Nancy) Safford of Perry; sister Edna Schutte of Fairport; brother Roger (Donna) Safford of Lima; brother-in-law James Evans of Perry; 7 grandchildren Heather Ann (Michael) Seymore, William E. (Heather), Justin, Greg, Sara, Victoria and Samuel Safford, 8 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday October 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday October 18 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

 For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry New York 14530.

Viola G. Kozak, 94, of Perry passed away on Monday October 13, 2014 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. She was born April 1, 1920 in Attica to the late Edward (Harriet Benham) Greene. She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony Kozak who died in 1993, step son Robert Kozak and sister Ethel Greene.

Viola graduated from Attica Central School. She worked as a nursing assistant for the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw and also for the former Manor Oak in Warsaw where she retired in 1971. She was a member of the Perry Brick Presbyterian Church and the Senior Citizens Social Club through Silver Lake Meadows in Perry. She enjoyed reading, flowers, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with family especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Sharon K. (James) Genduso of Perry, William E. Nichols of Batavia and Kenneth (Marie) Nichols of Warsaw; step-son Anthony Kozak Jr. of Cheektowaga; 3 granddaughters Suzanne (Graham) Vlietstra-Johnsen, Lisa Hathcox, and Jennifer (Brandon) Silverman; 5 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday October 16 from 6-8 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Friday October 17 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Brick Presbyterian Church 6 Church St. Perry New York 14530 or to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry New York 14530.

Marjorie Lane Stroh Diehl, 78, of Attica passed away October 11, 2014 in Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo. She was born October 7, 1937 in Batavia to the late Lawrence (Ruth Rech) Lane. Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband George Diehl Sr., first husband Kenneth Stroh and Daughter Toni Moriaty.

Mrs. Diehl worked at the New York State Corrections Facility for over 30 years.

She is survived by her children Penny (Ed) Bensyle of Las Vegas, Candy Jo Mason of Arizona, Karen (Thomas) Binswanger of Attica, Pete (Lynette) Brade of North Carolina, Bobette (Dan) McCormick of Alexander, Denise (Kim) Stroh of Colorado, George (Michelle) Diehl II of Attica, James Diehl of West Seneca; brothers Ray (Renee) Lane of Missouri, Lawrence (Carol) Lane of Seneca Falls, 20 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute www.roswellpark.org/giving. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

Joseph J. Koziol Sr., 72, of Batavia, died Monday (October 13, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness. 
 
He was born in Batavia on September 14, 1942, a son of the late Joseph and Stella Gomula Koziol.  
 
He was retired from Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester where he was an optical designer.  He was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis working 14 to 16 hours a day to keep the EC-121 radar planes flying on the East coast. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills.  He was a devoted and loving husband and father who cherished and loved his family dearly. 
 
Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Suzanne (Mager) Koziol, two sons, Joseph J. Jr. (Kimberly) Koziol and Donald Koziol all of Batavia. Two grandsons, Peter Andrew and Philip Steven Koziol.  Three sisters, Theresa (Raymond) Seweryniak of E. Pembroke, Anne (James) Stevens of W. Seneca and Josephine (late Ogus) Sarac of Cheektowaga.  A brother, Edward Koziol of Indian Falls.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. 
 
Friends of the family are invited to share their thoughts, fond memories and condolences with the family on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where prayers will be Friday at 9:15am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (corner Swan and Sumner Sts.) at 10:00am.  Burial with full Military Honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Batavia. 
 
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the N.Y.S. HOME FOR VETERANS Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. 
 
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. 
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

RONALD N. SULLIVAN - 56, of Batavia, accomplished musician and leader of the popular Western New York & Southern Tier Band "The Reflections" died Sunday afternoon October 12,  2014 at United Memorial Medical Center.

   Ronald was born December 21, 1957 in Springville, NY to Carol Viola (Christoff) of Springville and the late Robert D. Sullivan.

   Mr. Sullivan received his degree in music education from University of Buffalo and worked for 20 years at the Orleans Correctional Facility as an ABE Teacher. Ronald outside of his teaching career had a great love for music and the family band which dates back to his late father, he was an exceptional singer and there was not an instrument he couldn't play. "The Reflections" an eight piece band that included Ronald's dad and his triplet brothers that boasted playing hundreds of local and regional gatherings, including weddings, clubs and all kinds of parties. A true family man who had a great zest for life, he enjoyed his motorcycle, golfing, hunting, the outdoors and quiet car rides/trips with his dear wife, Paula

   Surviving along with his mother is his beloved wife of 33 years, Paula (Jesment) Sullivan of Batavia; loving daughters, Christine of Batavia and Maria of Philadelphia, PA; siblings; Betty Cherry, David (Rhonda) Sullivan, Duane (Laureen) Sullivan, Dennis (Cynthia) Sullivan and Mary Ballachino all of Springville, NY along with nieces, nephews and friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a celebration of Life service will be held Thursday October 16 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials in Ronald's memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice and he will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery.

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

 

Pavilion ~ Henry I. Janes, age 78, of W. Park Street, passed away into the arms of his Lord & Savior on Thursday (Oct. 9, 2014)  at 3:50 A.M. at the Batavia Health Care Center.

     Henry was born May 21, 1936 in Kalamazoo, MI to the late Raymond and Mary Kendall Rice Janes, formerly of Attica and Alexander.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, LeRoy in 1991 and a sister, Patricia Inderrieden in 2008.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Hirsch Janes, who he married on June 28, 1958; his sons, Douglas (Diane) Janes of LeRoy and Bruce (Wendi) Janes of Metlaketla, AK; his daughter, Karen (Tom) Propst of Pavilion; his 11 grandchildren, Charles (Corey) Janes, Jessie (Josh), Raeme, Justin, Madisyn, Jourdyn and Zakary Janes, Ricky (Kelly) Cooper, Amy Cooper, Abby (Dave) Wilson and Kelly Hammond; his 9 great-grandchildren, Zane and Nathanial Janes, Katie and Noah Hammond, Katalyn, Thomas and Scott Cooper and Brooklyn and Hannah Wilson; his brother, Myron (Janet) Janes of Idaho; his sister, Marjorie Ward of CA, a sister in law, Gloria Janes of UT, a brother in law and sister in law, William and Edith Hirsch of Alexander, a sister in law, Mary Hirsch of Batavia, and his beloved dog, Buddy and cat, Ella, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Henry graduated from Attica School in 1954 and served with the US Army for one year.  He was very active in the Pavilion United Methodist Church. He was a bible teacher, treasurer for 10 years and was part of a group of five members, who started a youth group after school for grades 5 – 12.  Henry was an avid bible reader and had read the entire bible three times, plus had read The Upper Room every day.  He was a bookkeeper for 40 years, working for Dipson Theaters, Charles Mancuso & Sons, the Batavia club, plus others.  He loved to crotchet and made many bedspreads, tablecloths and doilies, and won many awards for his work.  He also loved to work in his flowerbeds.  He was a former member of the Stafford Grange, the LeRoy Moose and was a member of the Pavilion United Methodist Church for 40 years.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 10 – 11 A.M. at the Pavilion United Methodist Church, where services will be held at 11 A.M.  Interment in Pavilion Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to the Pavilion United Methodist Church.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Henry’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Janes and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy. 

Marjorie G. Cervone, 91 of Batavia, passed away on Thursday October 9, 2014 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born on May 9, 1923 in Ithaca to the late Samuel (Minnie Bristow) Patterson. She is preceded in death by her husband Dominic “Murph” Cervone in 1996 and seven siblings.

Marjorie was retired from Genesee Memorial Hospital where she was a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Friends of the Library and she volunteered at the Holland Land Office.

She is survived by her sons  Thomas Cervone of Batavia, Gary (Theresa) Cervone of Houston, TX; daughter Lou Ann (Scott) Sedgwick of Phoenix, AZ, sister Edwena (Lester) Day of Weedsport and 3 granddaughters Sarina, Alyssa and Mikayla Sedgwick along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Funeral Services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia NY 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.

Kathleen M. Foster, 90, of LeRoy passed away on Monday October 6, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born on April 19, 1924 in Montgomery, VT  to the late George (Hazel Doe) Paxman. She is preceded in death by her husband Frederick C. Foster; brother Ernest Paxman; sister Beulah Jones and son-in-law Lawrence Green.

Kathleen was a member of the Roanoke Community Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs.Foster enjoyed being around family and friends. She also loved to play cards, paint and play bingo.

She is survived by her children Wayne (Kathy) Foster of Elba, Bryan (Paula) Foster of IL, Janice Green of LeRoy, Bonnie (Larry) Riffel of IL; sister Hattie Mayott of VT; sister-in-law Marjorie Paxman of VT along with 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and Funeral Service will be held in Vermont. She will be laid to rest in Richford Center Cemetery, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street, Batavia NY 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.

Predeceased by her first husband, William Henry Selden and second husband, Ward DeLong Crofoot; sisters, Ruth Woodley, Eudora Stevens, Frances Edson. She is survived by her children, Miriam Muehlig, Martha (David)  McCutchen, Grace Freeman, Mary (John) Cross; grandchildren, Jess Muehlig, Bethany Freeman, Colleen (Aaron) Garner; great –grandchildren, Sadie and Chloe Garner; sister, Martha (Raymond) Baxter; many nieces and nephews. Florence was church secretary for the 1st Presbyterian Church of LeRoy, and worked in accounts payable at B.R. DeWitt Company in Pavilion.  Florence was a loving mother to her family, and was very active in the Pavilion United Methodist Church.

Friends are invited to call Wednesday 1-3PM at the Cameron Brady and Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott Street, LeRoy where her Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM following calling hours.  Private interment Pavilion Cemetery, Pavilion.  Memorials may be made to the Pavilion United Methodist Church, 11115 E. Park St. Pavilion, NY 14525, or the Pavilion Fire Deprtment, PO Box 156 Pavilion, NY 14525 in her memory

Bennie W. Swanson Jr., 93, of East Pembroke passed away on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was born on April 23 1921 in Cheektowaga. He was the son of the late Bennie (Anna Boyle) Swanson Sr. He is preceded in death by his wife Margaret Holnbeck Swanson, son Nels Swanson, Brothers Pat, Edward, William, John and Robert Swanson and Sister Annabelle Stellrecht.   

Bennie was retired from Local 22 Buffalo Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union where he was a pipe fitter. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, Life Member of Local 22, member of VFW Post 7962 in Alden, former member of East Pembroke Fire Department, Life Member of Coon Hunters Club in East Pembroke. Bennie enjoyed farming and spending time with his grandchildren.

Bennie is survived by his children Robert (Patricia) Swanson, Stephen (Becky) Swanson all of Batavia, Benjamin (Susan) Swanson of Corfu, Mary (Jay) Horvath of Doylestown, PA, Margaret (Craig) Weber of Loveland, OH, Holly (Paul) Dougherty of Pavilion, Rose (William) Massett of Silver Springs, and Raymond Swanson of E. Pembroke; daughter-in-law Susan Shockley of Nashville; sister Marie Wynnings of Honeoye; 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday October 13, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at High Point Community Church, 1163 Main Road, Corfu, New York 14036. He will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke.       

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Batavia VA Home Based Primary Care, 222 Richmond Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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