Local Matters

Recent comments

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

Henry Gorski, 88 of Batavia died September 16, 2012 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born April 8, 1924 in Buffalo to the late Valentine (Kunegunda Balcerak) Gorski. Mr. Gorski was a WWII Army Veteran and took part in both the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy. He was retired from Trojan Industries. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by six brothers Julian, Stanley, Joseph, Raymond, Edward, and Alfred Gorski along with two sisters Cecelia Kendall and Viola Travinski.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Gertrude C. (Sivret) Gorski; son Charles (Susan) Gorski; daughters Patricia Ann Zanghi all of Batavia; Cecelia (Tony Ortiz) Gorski of Lackawanna; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 12:00 Noon on Wednesday September 19, 2012 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the New York State Veterans Home Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, New York 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

     Age 55, a resident of Upper Black Eddy, PA died suddenly Wednesday September 12, 2012 at his home. He was born July 15, 1957 in Buffalo, a son of Mary (Wangler) Young of Pembroke and the late Jack Young.

     David moved to New Jersey in 1984, where he resided until 2012, when he moved to Pennsylvania, yet always holding ties to the Buffalo and Batavia area. He was the owner/operator of Tailor Cut Produce in North Brunswick, NJ, a proud member of the Republican Club of Upper Black Eddy, National Rifle Association and enjoyed making his homemade wine.

     Surviving along with his mother, Mary; his beloved wife of 24 years Dawn (Makwinski) Young; loving children Matthew William, Jack Andrew and Samantha Dawn; 4 brothers Marty (Chris) Young of Batavia, John (Tammy) Young of Niagara Falls, Joe (Lori) Young of Basom and Andrew (Denise) Young of Batavia; 3 sisters Connie (Jim) Fritschi of N. Tonawanda, Lori (Alan) Kurek and Amy (Jack) Chmielowicz both of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

     Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of David's Life 11:00 AM Friday September 21, 2012 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish 18 West Main Street Corfu, New York 14036, celebrated by Father Robert Orlowski. Memorials in David's memory are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 2600 US Highway1 North Brunswick, NJ 08902, a reception will follow at the East Pembroke Church Hall and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

LOCALLLY THE FAMILY OF DAVID JOHN YOUNG IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

    

 

Batavia- Mr. George T. Raines, 90, a retired teacher and coach at Batavia Public Schools from 1949 to his retirement in 1984, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012at Crossroads House, in Batavia.

Mr. Raines was born January 26, 1922 in Rochester, the son of the late Guy M. and Ruby Clark Raines.

He attended Canandaigua Institute and graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1949.  While at SUNY Brockport he met his future wife, Marie Emerling and married on August 27, 1949. Mrs. Raines died June 25, 2010.  Both he and his wife loved golf and were former members of Stafford Country Club.  He was a member of Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph’s Church. In 2005, Mr. Raines was inducted into the Batavia Blue Devils Athletic Hall of Fame.

A veteran of World War II he served with the US Navy from 1942 to 1945.  He was a pharmacist’s mate stationed in Seattle, Washington.

 In addition to his late wife, Marie, he was predeceased by his siblings, Guy M. Raines, Jr., Margaret O’Brien and Virginia Moore.

Survivors include a son, Tim Raines of Marietta, Georgia and a daughter, Maureen (Sal) Palatiere of Spring, Texas.    Also surviving are two grandchildren, Benjamin Palatiere and Allison (Daniel) Herrin, nieces and nephews.

 There will be no prior visitation.  Mass will be at 9:30 AM, Monday, September 17, 2012 at Resurrection Parish St. Joseph Church, 303 E. Main St., Batavia.  Burial will follow at 1:00 PM, at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 6657 Mill St., Boston, NY.  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.

Arrangements were completed by the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, NY  14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Corfu - Constance Plummer Miller, 93, passed away Sunday (September 9, 2012) at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The daughter of Clayton and Grace Plummer, she was born in Buffalo, August 14, 1919.

Following graduation from William Smith College in Geneva NY with a B.A. in sociology, Mrs. Miller joined the Red Cross and was stationed in India where she spent nine months at Air Force Headquarters. She then moved to China for a second tour of duty where she was responsible for radio publicity and broadcasted two shows daily from Radio Tokyo. She was also stationed in Japan during WWII and was a volunteer plotter for the Army Air Corps Early Warning System, where she tracked and identified all aircraft in the area. 

Upon her return to the US Mrs. Miller worked with the USO in Texas, Virginia and Massachusetts prior to returning to Buffalo and earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The State University at Buffalo.  Mrs. Miller was employed by the State of New York at Buffalo Psychiatric Center where she held several positions and was the first female non-medical professional to hold the position of Unit Chief.  She retired from the Buffalo Psychiatric Center in 1980 but remained very active in the community. Her professional and public service careers showed an extraordinary commitment to those in our community who have been afflicted with mental illness. She helped found the Restoration Society in Buffalo to serve recovering mental health clients.

In 1988 Mrs. Miller was honored to receive the Susan B. Anthony Award from The Interclub Council of Western New York.  This prestigious award honors women of distinction who have exemplified the characteristics and spirit of Ms. Anthony which include her undaunted courage and unselfish devotion to many philanthropic purposes and to the cause of equal rights for women.

After Moving to Genesee County in 1981 and discovering that services to the mental health community were limited, she helped to found the Genesee County Mental Health Association.  More recently, The Constance E. Miller Award for Commitment to Excellence, was created in her name by the staff at the Mental Health Association in Genesee County and is given annually to an organization or individual for conspicuous service on behalf of people with mental illness.

Mrs. Miller served by appointment of the New York State Governor to the Rochester Board of Visitors of the Rochester Psychiatric Center. She served on the Community Services Board of Genesee County, Living Opportunities of Western New York and DePaul Community Services Board.

She receive many other honors for her dedication to the community in the course of her lifetime, including the Hyman Levin Professional Award from the Western New York Mental Health Association in 1974, the Volunteer of the Year Award in 1995 from the New York State Mental Health Association, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Commission of Mental Health in 2002.

Mrs. Miller was very active for many years in The Women’s Overseas Service League (WOSL), the only national veteran’s organization composed of women from all services; civilian, military and government.  She served as WOSL’s Historian, First Area Director, Executive Board Member, Carry On Editor and the Buffalo Unit’s President

An avid gardener, she enjoyed tending her extensive vegetable gardens at her summer home in Cohocton, New York. The fruits of her labor were appreciated by many, as she also enjoyed preserving the bounties of the harvest by canning.

Mrs. Miller was pre-deceased by her parents Clayton and Grace Plummer and her sister, Lois Plummer, MD. She is survived by her son Douglas (Robin) Miller of Corfu, grandson Darren Miller of Rochester and granddaughter Andre’ Miller of Corfu.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu.  Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to The Genesee County Mental Health Association.

Patricia was born in Nunda, New York on September 22, 1941 a daughter of the late Robert Franklin and Mabel Stocking Losey. She passed away at her home on Friday September 7th surrounded by her family. Pat worked for the Rochester Telephone Company, the former Sears Store in Perry, Harts Insurance Co. in Perry, Wyoming County Bank, Glenn Iris Inn, and Rite Aid in Perry. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Mt. Morris, VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Perry and Silver Sneakers Club at the YMCA. She was an avid gardener, she enjoyed playing cards, traveling, going on trips to the casino, Broadway shows and concerts, and had a great love for music.

She is survived by her husband Norman Cicero whom she married on Oct. 17, 1964, 2 sons: Vincent (Brenda) Cicero of Mt. Morris and Mark Cicero of Perry, 4 sisters: Shirley Biondolillo of Perry, Shelby (Mark) Manous of Canton, Ga., Joyce Losey of Geneseo and Sharon (Gordon) Marble of Dansville, 1 brother: Robert (Sandy) Losey of Perry, 2 grandchildren: Dylan and Tylor along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday September14th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will be held on Saturday September 15th at 10 A.M. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice 405 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569. or to the James P. Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

 

Anne was born in Plattsburg, NY on February 19, 1923 a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Ross) Myers. She passed away at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw where she had been residing on Friday September 7th, 2012. Mrs. Fountaine was a 1941 graduate of Lion Mountain High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her 3 daughters, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. She is preceded in death by her husband Victor P. LaFountaine who she married in 1945 he died in 1981, a daughter Patricia “Susie” Moomey who died in 1998; siblings and their spouses Frances (George) Remes, Patricia (John) Gill, Jane (Ralph) Compagnone, Peggy (Douglas) St. John, and Harry and Ross Myers.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Joan (Brian) Salisbury of Endicott and Bonnie (David) Davis of Perry a son-in-law: Charles Moomey of Endicott, a sister: Doris McCaully of Plattsburgh, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Merrillsville Cemetery Loon Lake, NY. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Robert S. Stachowski, Sr., 82 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (September 4, 2012) at his residence surrounded by his caring family.

He was born in Batavia on March 24, 1930 to the late Stanley and Mary Jsztrebeski Stachowski.

In 1955, he was professed a Brother in the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi, where he was known as Brother Anthony. Robert was a eucharistic minister for the Genesee County and  LeRoy Village Green Nursing Homes for several years.  He was also a demitted member of the Blazing Star Lodge of East Aurora, NY, 32nd Degree member of the Buffalo Consistory and a Noble Shriner of the Buffalo Ismalia Temple.

Robert was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War with prior service in the Territory of Alaska where he performed many air rescue missions both military and civilian.  He was employed by Moog Inc. as a machinist and supervisor until his retirement after 37 years of service.  Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing and competed in the Bassin Magazine BBWC Championship where he finished 5th in the state of New York.  He was a musician and composer and enjoyed playing the accordion and piano, composing several musical works.

He was the husband of the late Fern Cudmore Stachowski who died in 1992 and Rosemary Shevlet Stachowski who died in 2011.

Survivors include four daughters;  Deborah (Paul) Glick of Amherst, Kathleen Calmes of Holland, Jacqueline (Ron) Zyglis of Lancaster and Sharon (Steven) Koziol of East Aurora. A son, Robert Stachowski, Jr. of Lancaster.  Ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was the brother of the late Edward Stachowski, Rose Wierzbicki and Alicia Potrzebowski.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Friday from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 9:30am at Resurection Parish (St. Joseph Church). 

Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads House.

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 Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Carl "Mike" Robbins, 73 of Batavia, died Monday (September 3, 2012) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on March 17, 1939, to the late Leo and Ella Dahlke Robbins.

Mr. Robbins was employed by Rochester Products prior to his retirement.

Survivors include two brothers, Ralph (Virginia) Robbins of Alexander and David (Barbara) Robbins of Hamlin.  Nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Keith E. Bell, 58 of Oakfield died September 3, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 10, 1954 in Batavia to the late Floyd (Loraine Wohlsclagel) Bell. Mr. Bell is a United States Army Veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post 626 in Oakfield. He was retired from the US Gypsum. Keith loved bowling, horseshoes and NASCAR.  He is preceded in death by a brother Bruce Bell.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Judy (Bihl) Bell of Oakfield; daughters Jennifer (Keith) Emminger of Danbury, CT; Danielle (Jeff Lang) Bell of Batavia; grandson Matthew Emminger; brother Robert (Sandra) Bell of Orchard Park; sister Dawn (Larry) Patton of Clearwater, FL, along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday September 7, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will follow calling hours on Friday September 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Batavia- Mrs. Virginia E. Temple, 91, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Temple was born February 6, 1921 in Elba, the daughter of the late John and Huldah Bratt Krueger.

A member of St. James Episcopal Church since 1947, Mrs. Temple was a member of the women's afternoon group of the church. She also belonged to the So & Sew Hobby Club in West Bethany and the Happy Agers in Alexander.  Mrs. Temple was formerly employed at the P. W. Minor Shoe Factory in Batavia where she and her husband met. She was a self-employed draper and also worked for Robert Stevens Custom Drapery.

Her husband, William M. Temple, died August 19, 1992. She was the mother of the late Carol Smith and Kenneth Temple, sister of the late John Kreuger and mother in law of the late Carmella Temple.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen M. (Lawrence) Belluscio of Byron; two sisters, Betty Lander of Batavia and Bertha Oliphant of Oregon.  She was the grandmother of William (Ronald) Russell-Tuohey, Danielle (Norman) Schollard, Matthew Temple, Kristen Temple, Ross Temple, Virginia (James) Barber and Katrina Smith and step grandmother of Donald (Tonya) Belluscio and Aaron (Jamie) Belluscio.  Also surviving are 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and 5 step great grandchildren; a son-in-law James Smith and nieces and nephews.  

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Pages

Copyright © 2008-2022 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button

News Break