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FRANCES L. "FRAN" HORZEMPA - 78, of Elba, died Saturday evening December 20, 2014 at Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born January 21, 1936 in Oakfield, NY to the late John and Frances (McMahon) Allyn, also preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Hank" Horzempa; son, Michael G. Horzempa; brothers, Daniel, Douglas, Lyle, Carl, James and Lee Allyn; sisters, Evelyn, Mary & Fern Allyn.

      Surviving are her loving children, Mary E. Webster of Elba and Major James J. Horzempa, USMC, Retired; 7 grandchildren, Joseph (Wendy) Webster, David (Katie) Webster, Julie (Thomas Klycek) Webster, Anne (Tony) Hutchinson, Michael (Matt) Horzempa, Maggie & Anna Horzempa; 3 great-grandchildren, David, Theresa Webster & Madison Hutchinson; very special niece, Judy Allyn; special nephew, Carl Foust along with several nieces and nephews.

   The Horzempa Family will be present from 4-8 p.m. Monday December 29, 2014 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in Maple Lawn Cemetery and memorials in her memory can be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York or 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 FRAN HORZEMPA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Pamela J.  Frisby, 65, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 24, 2014 after 1 ½ year long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on January 11, 1949 in Batavia to the late Donald J. (Dorthy) Little and to the late Phyllis Wheatley.

Pamela was a payroll supervisor at Keeler Construction prior to retirement. She was a former member of the Quota Club, a prior member and president of the Batavia Marching Band, a former member and tour guide of the Genesee Country Village and Museum. She enjoyed scrapbooking, crocheting, knitting, ghost hunting and most of all being a grandmother.  

She is survived by her children Jeff Frisby of Bethany and Marci (Jeff) Lear of Batavia; sisters Patricia (Mike) Fels of AZ, Deborah (Steve) Poje of AZ; step-brothers James (Kay) Jackett of TX, Ronald (Brenda) Jackett, Gene (Josie) Jackett, Allen (Donna) Jackett all of Batavia; granddaughters Katlyn Adair and Krista Lear along with many nieces, nephews and her constant companion Kaleigh, her ever faithful dog.

Friends may call on Tuesday December 30, 2014 from 2 to 5:30 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St. Batavia New York. Funeral Services will immediately follow at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Country Village & Museum 1410 Flint Hill Road Mumford, New York 14511. 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.

Lee R. Hendershott, 66 of East Bethany, died December 24, 2014 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 19, 1948 in Batavia to the late Laverne R. (Dorothy Dean) Hendershott. Lee is preceded in death by his brother Duane Hendershott.

Lee a retired assembler at American Axle and MFG in Buffalo. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 424 Buffalo & G.A.G. He enjoyed geneaology, local history, and building models. He had worked as a parts and service manager at various dealerships in the area and was an avid Chrysler and railroad fan.

He is survived by his wife Mildred (Clark) Hendershott; Sons Tracy and Matthew (Ellen) Hendershott; daughters Lori, Michelle and Marjie Hendershott; sisters Sandra (Paul) Oberlander and Sheila (John) Henderson; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday December 26, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St. Batavia New York. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 27, 2014 at the Funeral Home. Lee will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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 - Peter R. Corbelli, 80, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mr. Corbelli was born April 13, 1934 in Robertsdale, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Carlo and Dominica Tacca Corbelli.

A member and usher at Ascension Parish, Mr. Corbelli was a retiree from the Post Office in Batavia. Mr. Corbelli served his country during the Korean War with the United States Army.

An avid golfer and card player, he loved people and life. A devoted fan of the New York Yankees, he was a gifted athlete who played semi-pro football.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Burns Corbelli, whom he married December 30, 1961; two sons, Peter R. (Jennifer) Corbelli, Jr. of Batavia and Paul (Julie) Corbelli of LeRoy; four grandchildren;  Brianne Elizabeth Corbelli and Paul A. Corbelli, Jr., both of LeRoy,  Pierce Joseph Corbelli and Parker Aidan Corbelli, both of Batavia; four brothers, Bernard (Patricia) Corbelli of South Carolina, Santi (Rita) Corbelli of Harris Hill, Octavio (Lynn) Corbelli of Arizona and  Leo (Susan) Corbelli of Nevada; two sisters, Antoinette Martin of Missouri and Elizabeth Seeburg of Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Antoinette Corbelli of Buffalo and Annette Corbelli of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late John, Louis and Victor Corbelli and Mary Josephine Pilato.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. His Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ascension Parish - Sacred Heart Site, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Stafford Fire Department  Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 56, Stafford, New York 14143. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery.   Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Angelo J. Branciforte, 92, of Batavia passed away Tuesday December 23, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on August 8, 1922 in Mt. Morris to the late Michael and Rose (Gioia) Branciforte. He is preceded in death by his first wife Jane (Seymour) Branciforte; son Michael Branciforte; brothers Joseph, John and Michael Branciforte; sisters Josephine Rudgers, Theresa Barrows, Mary Gray, and Rose McMasters.

Angelo attended Suny Geneseo and Buffalo State. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters Degree. Mr. B. taught in Niagara Falls, the East School and Brooklyn School in Batavia and was the Principal at John Kennedy Elementary School from which he retired in 1990. He established and managed the Batavia school transportation system for 25 years. Mr. Branciforte also taught English and Citizenship for 25 years, helping to prepare immigrants for US Citizenship. He was a charter member of the Homemaker Service and the First Mental Health Association. Mr. Branciforte served as President and held many positions in the Batavia Teachers Association as well as the Genesee County Elementary Principals Association. During his free time he also served in the Paolo Busti Association and in the New York State Mental Health Association. Mr. Branciforte was an active Rotarian for 42 years and received the Paul Harris Award. With his children and grandchildren, he enjoyed his summers at Silver Lake, fishing, boating, and swimming. Mr. Branciforte also served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe in the 3rd and 7th Armies and ended his Army career as a Sergeant in the 271st Combat Engineers in Austria. He volunteered for many organizations and advises that everyone should volunteer and give back to the community.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Cappelli) Branciforte of Batavia; sons Thomas (Sharon) Branciforte of  Clarkston, MI, John Branciforte of LeRoy, James (Theresa) Branciforte of LeRoy, Joel (Janet) Branciforte of Byron; daughter Elizabeth (Gerald) Seeley of East Greenbush; sister-in-law Mildred Branciforte; brother-in-law Robert Barrows; 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Monday December 29, 2014 from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia NY.  A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday December 30, 2014 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Angelo J. Branciforte Scholarship 260 State Street Batavia, New York 14020 or the New York States Veterans Home at Batavia Activities Fund 220 Richmond Avenue 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

Frank A. Spiotta, 75, of Batavia entered into peaceful rest on Sunday December 21, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was born on November 1, 1939 in Batavia to the late Michael (Virginia Lomanto) Spiotta.

Frank retired from United Parcel Service in 1999 as a delivery driver serving his customers for over 30 years. While employed by UPS, Frank was a member of the Teamsters Local 118 serving many years as the Local’s Union Steward.  He also worked part-time for over 30 years at Batavia Downs Raceway as a wager teller. He was also a former member of the St. Nicholas Social Club. In years past, Frank was an avid musician playing the saxophone while he was a member of a local band named “The Rockets.” He enjoyed games of chance and golfing with the guys. More recently he loved spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren. Above all else Frank was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved  wife  of 30 years, Susan M. (Brick) Spiotta of Batavia, children Michael (Sandy) Spiotta of Rochester, Danielle (Jeremy) Pietrzykowski, Brooke (Scott Partridge) Baker, sister Frances (Richard) Tracy, grandchildren Paityn and Mariusz Pietrzykowski all of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday December 26, 2014 from 3 to 7PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia NY.  An 11:00 AM Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 27, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s. 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.

Joseph E. “Spike” Glaus Jr., 83, of Batavia, formerly of Cardinal Hill Varysburg, passed away December 13, 2014 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia with his family by his side. He was born October 8, 1931 in Weathersfield to the late Joseph (Clara Schenko) Glaus Sr. He is preceded in death his loving wife Irene Glaus; daughter Jennifer Hirschberg; brother Robert Glaus and sister Ruth Glaus.

Joseph owned and operated Johnsonburg Construction for many years prior to his retirement. He served in combat in the Korean Conflict; receiving 2 bronze stars. Joseph attained the rank of SGT and was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge; he also loved to deer hunt, play cards and drink beer.

He is survived by his sons Joseph (Janette) Glaus III of Attica, Benjamin (Tisha) Glaus of Philo, CA; daughters Brenda (James) Buda of Rochester, Julie (Ben) Gallinaro of Canandaigua; son-in-law Alex Hirschberg of Davidson, NC; brother Ernest Glaus of Varysburg; sister Esther (Herman) Miller of North Java; grandchildren Allison Buda, Vanessa (Brendan) Newhart, Ashley Buda, Sarah Gallinaro, Meghan Hirschberg, Trevor Hirschberg, Zachery Glaus, Erin Glaus, Joseph Glaus IV, David Glaus and great granddaughter Emily Newhart.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made the North Java Fire Department 4274 Route 98 North Java, New York 14113 or the Varysburg Rescue Squad 2446 Main Street Varysburg, New York 1401.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conesus / LeRoy ~  Ann M. Bachorski, age 80, of East Lake Road, formerly of LeRoy, passed away Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 16, 2014) at Rochester General Hospital.

     Mrs. Bachorski was born October 30, 1934 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Joseph and Consuel Foriero Petracca.

     She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed working in her flower gardens and travelling.  She was a member of St. Matthew Church in Livonia, where she was very involved with church activities and was also a member of the garden club.

     Mrs. Bachorski is survived by her children, Connie Kemp of FL, Paula (Todd) Lokken of LeRoy, Susan (John) Loberg of TX, Chet (Maria) Bachorski of Rochester, Dyanne (Mike) Swick-Jones of NC, Joann (Tim) Collins of Livonia and Suzie Gall-Bachorski of LeRoy; grandchildren, Jason Kemp, Rebecca (Robert) Limmer, Jennifer (William) Clarke, Kelly (Christopher) Kapsales and Taylor Bachorski; great-grandchildren, Robert & Madeline Limmer and Emily & William Clarke; sister-in-law, Lorraine Patrick of MA; Louis Damico and many other friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Patrick.

      Family and friends may call on Friday, Dec. 19, from 4 ~ 7 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Joseph's Oratory, 27 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     Memorials are suggested to St. Matthew Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Rd. P.O. Box 77, Livonia, NY  14487.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Bachorski's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Bachorski and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

Audrey J. Cook, 82, of Attica passed away on December 16, 2014 at Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw.  She was born on May 16, 1932 to the late Milner (Mildred Leaton) Harding.  Audrey was a beautician in Attica for over 40 years.  She was very involved with the American Legion and her church St. Luke’s Episcopal in Attica.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Cook; brothers Edwin and Gordon Harding of Attica and a sister Norma Flick of Oak Grove.

Audrey is survived by her sons Terry (Susan) Allen of Attica, Steele (Julie) Cook of Attica; a daughter Paula (Edward) Donnelly of Attica; a sister Barbara Nadeau of Missouri; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours.  An 11:00 AM memorial service will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church located at 30 Favor St. Attica, New York 14011. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 30 Favor St. in Attica or Attica Rescue Squad 11 Water St. in Attica. 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.

Byron - Thomas R. Hartwig, 63, of Byron, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Tom was born August 25, 1951 in Batavia, a son of the late John and Marjorie (Hilborn) Hartwig.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Tom was a loss control engineer for Travelers Insurance.  A veteran, he served with the United States Navy and was a past member of the South Byron Fire Department and the Byron Ambulance squad.  Tom was the president of the Genesee Camp of Gideons.  He loved woodworking and trap shooting.  Tom was an advance lay speaker for the United Methodist Church and since June, he was preaching at the Roanoke Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane (Greene) Hartwig of Byron; two sons, Chad (Jodi) Bates of Byron and Derek (Tina) Hartwig of Woodstock, VA; grandchildren, Cameron and Samantha Bates and Makenna and Maelyn Hartwig; two brothers, Jack (Kathy) Hartwig of Batavia and Robert Hartwig of Chambersburg, PA; one sister, Laurie (Gene) Bischoff of Williamson and several nieces and nephews.  

Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday also at the funeral home.  Private burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield. 

Memorials may be made to the South Byron United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 135, Route #237, South Byron, NY 14557, Gideons International Genesee Camp, P.O. Box 50, Batavia, NY 14021 or Roanoke Community Church, in care of Josie King, 9840 Lake Road, Pavilion, NY 14525

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

 

 

 

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