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Rochester / LeRoy ~ Mary L. Bell, age 74, formerly of LeRoy, passed away Saturday morning (Aug. 2, 2014) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

     Mrs. Bell was born March 18, 1940 in Warsaw, N.Y., a daughter of the late Francis and Marjorie McGee Lakas.

     She was a loving mother and grandmother, who cherished her grandchildren.  She enjoyed reading, painting, and spending time at the family cottage.   She also loved her cat, "Walter Anne".  Mary will also be remembered as a dedicated "voice" in the LeRoy community, having served over 31 years as a police, fire, ambulance, and highway dispatcher.

     She is survived by her children; Michael (Mia) Bell of Rochester, Susan (Alan) Drumheller of Pittsford and Gregory Bell of Rochester; her beautiful grandchildren, Katarina Bell and Ariana Bell, step-grandchildren, Lisa Drumheller and James Drumheller; a brother, Thomas Lakas of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Monica Lakas of TN, Mary Lakas of Varysburg and Elizabeth Bell of Tupper Lake, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Bell and brothers, James Lakas and John Lakas.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 5 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM.  Interment will follow in Machpelah Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Fire Dept., 3 W. Main St., LeRoy, N.Y. 14482

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mrs. Bell's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

LeRoy ~ Stanley R. Ugorek, age 82, of South St. Rd, formerly of Mill St.,  passed away Sunday evening (Aug. 3, 2014) in the loving presence of his family.

     Mr. Ugorek was born May 2, 1932 in Albion, a son of the late Stanley and Stella Chrzan Ugorek.

     He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, who cherished his time with his family.

     Mr. Ugorek is survived by his children, Mary Ann (Michael) Sullivan of LeRoy, Stanley Ugorek of San Diego, CA and JoAnn (David) Shaffer of Mooresville, NC; his grandchildren, Michael (Morgan) Sullivan, Lindsey (Craig) Johnson, Jacob Sullivan, Kelsey Sullivan, Danielle Shaffer and Emily Shaffer; his great-grandchildren, Holden and Harper; a brother, John (Barbara) Ugorek of Albion; sisters, Geraldine Janus of Rochester, Arlene (Earl) Burlock of Oakfield and Jeannette Ugorek of Albion, along with many nieces and nephews. 

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary Lodico Ugorek and his sister, Frances Ugorek.

     Mr. Ugorek's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Cindy and Dave of South Street Senior Care Facility for the professional and loving care they provided to their father and grandfather for over 2 years.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish - St. Joseph's Oratory, 27 Lake St., LeRoy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested, with memorials suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mr. Ugorek's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Mary L. Corteville, 69 of Akron, passed away Sunday (August 3, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

She was born in Buffalo, NY on October 7, 1944, a daughter of the late Oscar and Marguerite Volk Trimm.

Mary enjoyed horses, horse racing, baseball games and was an avid card player and reader.

She was the wife of the late Clarence J. Corteville.

Survivors include her sisters, Frances (Kenneth) Hicks of Clarence and Nancy (Richard) Lappel of Akron.  Also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.  

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

BERNARD J. GAZDA - Age 79, of Darien Center, died peacefully Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Elderwood Health Care in Cheektowaga with his loving family at his side. He was born August 20, 1934 in Buffalo, a son of the late John & Ida (Kolis) Gazda. In 2010, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian J. Gazda. He was also preceded by his siblings, Rose, Helen, Emily, Stanley, Eugenia and Richard.

   Mr. Gazda was a long time member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu and was retired from York International in Buffalo. Bernie was actively involved in the Darien Seniors group, enjoyed traveling, spending time with his dog, Ebony and was an incredibly devoted family man.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years, Cornelia (Krygier) Gazda of Darien Center;  his beloved children, Bernard F. (Laura) Gazda of Corfu, Karen (John) Kattato of Lima and Pamela McDivitt of  Reston, Virginia; brother, Ted Gazda of Cheektowaga; sister, Alice Castiglione of FL; 6 grandchildren, Kelly & Michael Mustillo; Amanda, Allison & Connor Kattato & Evan McDivitt along with many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3 and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday Aug. 4 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 5 followed by a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (Corfu Site). He will be entombed in the Morningstar Mausoleum in St. Adalbert's Cemetery in Lancaster. Memorials in his memory are suggested to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western & Central New York 4043 Maple Road Suite 105 Amherst, New York 14226 or to the Bernie Gazda Memorial Fund c/o Firstlight Home Care of East Buffalo 6245 Sheridan Drive Suite 114 Williamsville, New York 14221.           

Please share your memories of Bernie, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF BERNARD J. GAZDA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Lillian V. Reynolds, 97 of Cheektowaga, passed away on Thursday July 31, 2014 at Elderwood Nursing Home. She was born December 2, 1916 in Henry, WV to the late Austin (Nellie) Jack. She is preceded in death by her husband Wesley L. Reynolds, son Norman Reynolds, brother Robert Jack and sister Evelyn Krzyanowski.

Lillian worked at Warsaw Knitting Mill for many years.  She was very active in the Attica Senior Citizens group and volunteered with the American Red Cross.

She is survived by her son Roger (Margaret) Reynolds of Cheektowaga; brother Donald (Ruth) Jack of Arizona; sister Hazel (Ken) King of Great Valley; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 5, 2014 from 11 to 1 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will immediately follow calling hours 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Red Cross www.redcross.org .  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.
 

Jennie H. Kaczmarek, 89, of Johnsburg passed away on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born January 14, 1925 in Buffalo to the late Bronislaus (Mary Napora) Zymowski. Jennie is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Kaczmarek; son Daniel Vincent Kaczmarek; brother Chester Zymowski and sister Sophie Muniak.

Mrs Kaczmarek was a dietary assistant at the Warsaw Hospital.  She was a member of the American Rosie The Riveter Association, Timesavers Home Bureau, AARP, Disabled American Vets, SPCA, Audubon Society. She was the Chaplain and Sunshine Lady of Tri-Town Seniors and was also an Avon Lady for 53 years.

She is survived by sons Gerard (Michelle) Kaczmarek of AZ; David (Rhonda) Kaczmarek of Castile; daughter Judith Kaczmarek of Varysburg, brothers Michael (Patricia) Zymowski of FL; John Zymowski of AL, sister Rita Piacente of FL, sister-in-law Patricia Zymowski of Bennington, grandchildren Christopher Kaczmarek; David Kaczmarek II; Amy Kaczmarek; Nicholas Kaczmarek, several great-great-grandchildren survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday August 4, 2014 from 11 to 1 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will immediately follow calling hours at 1:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to charities of their choice. 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.

Eugene C. "Chick" Halsey Sr., 80, of Perry, passed away on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born April 5, 1934 in Buffalo to the late Clair (Helen White) Halsey Sr. He is preceded in death by his grandson Bruce Brick Jr. and siblings Joan Fox and Clair Halsey Jr.

Eugene served with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a construction supervisor for the Rochester Building Trades. Eugene enjoyed fishing and woodworking and was also a devoted Democrat who had a great interest in politics.

He is survived by 5 daughters, Wendy Brick of Lakeland, Fla.; Cindy (Mark) Stokes of Chili; Jill Lapergola of Rochester; Kelly (Jeff) Valera of Petaluma, CA.; Samantha Halsey of Manhattan, 2 sons, Mark (Penny) Halsey of Spring, TX.; Eugene “Chip” Halsey of Perry, 9 grandchildren, Jenny (Dave) Brooks; Jay (Amanda) Brick; Casey Halsey; Brett (Candice) Halsey; Eric Halsey; James Halsey; Michael Stokes; Dana Stokes; and Calder Valera, 6 great grandchildren, Layla Halsey; Zoey Brick; Cameron and Nicholas Brooks and Kendall and Tyler Brick, along with 2 nephews and a niece.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday August 2nd at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Community Hospital 400 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569 or to the First United Methodist 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 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.

LeRoy ~ Raymond L. "Papa" Mancuso, age 89, of Wolcott Street, passed away Monday evening (July 28, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

     Ray was born June 30, 1925 in Lime Rock, a son of the late Joseph and Christina Regoni Mancuso.

     Ray retired from Lapp Insulator and Pulsafeeder where he worked for over 40 years.  He will be remembered as a very caring and loving man, who lived life to its fullest.  He was dedicated to his family, friends, church and the NY Yankees.

     He was drafted at the age of 18 and served as a Navy Seaman 1st class aboard the USS Roche DE197 during World War II.  After his honorable discharge, Ray returned to his hometown of Lime Rock, where he worked for LeRoy Lime Stone Crusher and played 2nd base for the Lime Rock Rockers.  He received his high school diploma in June 2010 from LeRoy Central Schools through Operation Recognition.  Ray was a member of the American Legion-Caledonia Post and USS Roche Association.

     He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Arlene J. Mancuso, daughters, Sharon (Tom) Royce of LeRoy, Debbie (Vern) Falcone of LeRoy and Laura (Dean) McClurg of Warsaw, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and favorite dog, Raina.

     He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters in law, George (Helen) Mancuso and Gene (Dale) Mancuso.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery with full military honors.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either the LeRoy Fire Department, 3 W. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or Golisano Children's Hospital (In honor of Hailey Coniber), 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642

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

William F. Strong, age 83, of Perry died on Sunday July 27, 2014 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. He was born on July 6, 1931 to the late Frank and Agnes Strong.  He is preceded in death by his wife Luella (Baldwin) Strong who died in 2009.

William retired from Pavilion National Gas and RG & E where he worked as a lineman for 35 years. He volunteered for the Wyoming County Civil Defense Program in the 1970’s. He served with the US Army. He enjoyed hunting deer, squirrel and fishing and also belonged to a hunting club in Canisteo.

He is survived by a daughter: Mary (Joseph) Randazzo of Leicester, 2 grandchildren: Tonya (Joel) Clester of Perry, Travis (Amy) Gayton of Warsaw, 3 great grandchildren: Rowan and Demitri Clester and John Gayton along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Wednesday July 30th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in the West Perry Cemetery in Perry.
 

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

Bergen ~ Marian E. Airth, age 93, of N. Lake Road, passed away early Sunday morning (July 27, 2014) at Rochester General Hospital.

     She was born March 8, 1921 in Bergen, N.Y., a daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Seward Long.

     Mrs. Airth will be remembered as a very quiet and gentle person, who enjoyed going out to lunch and dinner, and especially going on picnics with her grandchildren.  She liked her afternoon soap opera, putting puzzles together and doing her crossword puzzles.  She had a fondness for nature and loved her flowers and watching her hummingbirds.  She also loved her church, Stone Church Presbyterian Church, where she was a lifetime member.

     She is survived by her children, Shirley Hasenauer of Churchville, Harley (Terri) Airth Jr. of Cleveland, NY and Helen Airth of Albion; a sister in law, Elizabeth Long of Bergen, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harley Airth Sr, her brother, Robert Long and her grandson, Michael Hasenauer.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10:00 A.M. at the Stone Church Presbyterian Church. 

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to Stone Church Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 128, Bergen, N.Y. 14416.

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

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

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