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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.

Dorothy F. Bash, 93, of Batavia passed away on Sunday October 5, 2014 at Batavia Health Care Center. She was born on October 18, 1920 in Batavia to the late Andrew (Florence Lobach) Snyder. She is preceded in death by her first husband Vincent Panzone Sr. who was killed during World War II Battle of the Bulge in 1945; her second husband Arthur R. Bash who passed away February 13, 2010; sister Helen (Harry) Wagner; brother-in-law John Panzone; sisters-in-law Ada (Gordon) Hyde and Grace (Anthony) Bonadonna.

Dorothy worked as a telephone operator for New York Telephone Company. She was an avid bowler and loved the outdoors and enjoyed golfing and playing cards.

She is survived by her sons Vincent Panzone Jr. of  IL, Edward (MaryAnn) Panzone of Batavia, brother-in-law William Bash of Co; grandchildren Kerry Panzone, Daniel Panzone, Melanie (Jonathon) Panzone Read, David (Tereza) Panzone; great-grandchildren Alexander, Henry Read, Rosemarie, Amelia Panzone 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 American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org or donors choice. 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.

Caledonia ~ Richard "Hulio" Vangalio, age 63, of Ida's Lane, passed away Sunday afternoon (October 5, 2014) at home surrounded by his loving family.

     He was born April 21, 1951 in Batavia, N.Y., a son of the late Samuel and Florence Embroli Vangalio.

     Richard will be remembered for his love of family and friends.  He was known for his sense of humor and easy going demeanor.  He was a proud veteran, having served with the US AirForce.  His love of carpentry and personal craftsmanship, eventually led him to establish his own business, Van-Gal Inc.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Theresa Miller Vangalio, his children; Peter Vangalio of LeRoy, Heather (Ryan) O'Reilly of Caledonia and Richard (Renee) Vangalio of Churchville; his grandchildren, Kaden Vangalio, Madeline O'Reilly, Teagan O'Reilly and Ryker Vangalio; his sister-in-law, Deborah (Lee) Rogers of Moravia, along with many nieces, nephews,aunts and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Joyce Wickson.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of the Americas Church, 864 East Main St., Rochester, with entombment to follow at Ascension Garden Mausoleum.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Stray Animal Fund, York Animal Hospital, 2275 Main St., York, N.Y. 14592.

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

     Mr. Vangalio and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.   585-768-2400

Margaret Rose Dart Valderrey, 70 of Charlotte North Carolina

Margaret passed into the arms of her Lord October 2, 2014, with her husband Daniel by her side.  Step mother Juan Manuel of Argentina and Melana of Australia.

Daughter of Hobart and Beatrice Dart of Alexander New York, sister of David (2003), Gloria (Wafik) Girges, Elaine Dart, and Marie (Dart) McClurg. 

Aunt of Joshua (Dannielle) Girges, Sarah (Dwayne) Buck, Allison Pangrazio and Jeremiah (Dr. Susan Hibbard) McClurg .  Margaret will be missed by her nieces, nephews, family and all of her many wonderful supportive neighbors and co-workers. 

Margaret lived her life in service to her savior and to the love of Nursing.  Graduating from Rochester Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, RN; Case Western Reserve B.Sc. and, B.A and Syracuse University, Masters in Science. 

After her warrior like attitude against Cancer, she has shown us what a wonderful hero she truly had become.  Margaret has asked that her friends, neighbors and co-workers know just how much she loved them.  Thank you to all her medical care providers, it is with great loss we say goodbye.

A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at West Bethany Baptist Church 10333 West Bethany Rd, East Bethany, NY 14054 on Wednesday October 8, 2014.  Viewing to take place 10:30 am and funeral to follow at 11:00am. She will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Levine Dixon Hospice House, 8919 Park Road, Suite 1000 Charlotte, North Carolina, 28210. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.Marley Funeral Home.com Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

 

Kenneth Alfieri, 71, of Tonawanda passed away on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. He was born on February 10, 1943 in Batavia to the late Joseph (Frances Russo) Alfieri. He is preceded in death by his brother John Alfieri.

He was a very loving; dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was a very unselfish man, his family always came first.  Mr. Alfieri was a United States Army Veteran. He worked as a logistics manager for Fisher Price in East Aurora, Department of Labor in Lockport and Kidspeace National Center which was very important to him. He belonged to St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church. He coached both tennis and baseball and was an avid tennis player. He loved baseball specifically the New York Yankees.

He is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn (Liberto) Alfieri of Tonawanda; children  Kenneth A. Alfieri of Forest Park, IL, Paul J. (Dena) Alfieri of Tonawanda, Wendy A. (Anthony) Fazzolari of Newfane; grandchildren Nicholas, Jonathon Alfieri, Maria, Gianna Fazzolari, Marissa Stainsby along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday October 3, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:30 AM at the Funeral Home on Saturday October 4, 2014 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm & Carlton Street Buffalo, New York 14203 or Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Boulevard Cheektowaga, New York 14227. 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.

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