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Larry was born in Rochester, New York on October 11, 1946 a son of the late Andrew and Theresa Vulcano Zubert. Larry was a graduate of John Marshall High School in Rochester. He was a veteran of the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He had extensive experience in the food industry and for a period of time owned The Golden Key Restaurant in Chili, prior to his retirement he was the owner/operator of the Convenient Food Mart on Perry. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed and participated in a number of sports including softball, bowling and golf.

He is survived by children: Corrine Zubert Tobias and Larry A. Zubert both of Rochester, brothers: Charles Zubert of Farmington and Jerry Zubert of Clarks Summit, PA., 2 grandchildren Alannah Tosias and Kayla Monroe, 1 great grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday December 4th, 2013 from 2-4 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow at 4pm.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Jean N. Weiss, 92 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday (November 26, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center.
 
She was born January 26, 1921 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn Carroll Nichols.
 
Jean was a supervisor for the former American Bell Telephone Company in Batavia prior to her retirement. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish and the St. Joseph Sodality. She was also a member of Zonta, Telephone Pioneers of America and St. Jerome's Guild.  Jean was a tireless volunteer at the VA Hospital, St. Joseph's Carnival, the Jerome Center as well as a collection counter on Sundays at Resurrection Parish . 
 
Jean was the wife of the late Donald “Skinny” Weiss and sister of the late Carroll Nichols.
 
Survivors include a sister, Wilma Schloerb of Morristown, NJ and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
 
Family and friends may gather to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (December 2nd) from 5-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church).  Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
 
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA.
 
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.

KATHLEEN G. CIPOLLA Age 57, of Batavia, died Wednesday evening November 27, 2013 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She was born April 7, 1956 in Buffalo, NY to Clara C. (Borowiec) Gleason of Warsaw and the late Donald R. Gleason.

   Kathleen was a 1974 graduate of Warsaw Central School where she was the class valedictorian and a 1978 graduate of SUNY Albany earning her bachelor's in English. She was employed at the Beacon Center in Buffalo, a member of City Church and enjoyed her cats, Thumper & Scribbles. Kathy will be remembered for her strong faith in the Lord and being a wonderful, caring mother to her girls.

   Surviving along with her mother, her beloved daughters, April and Natalie Cipolla both of Batavia; brothers, Michael (Eileen) of Clinton, NY and Tim (Jean) of Oshkosh, WI; sisters, Susan of Belmont, NY and Joanna of MT; former husband, Thomas Cipolla of Stafford, NY; dear friends, Kathy Meacham, Mary Hecht, Melanie Connors and Margaret Peri along with several nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday December 1, 2013 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where Funeral Services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the family and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

James Richard (Dick) Garrettof the Town of Stanley entered into rest, November 15, 2013 at Brian Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.

Son of the late Ruth Lackey Garrett and Roy Garrett, he was born on August 27, 1921 and resided in Lawrenceville, Illinois for most of his childhood. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana he joined the United States Army and served in the Army Corp of Engineers as a 1st Lieutenant in Luzon Bay, Philippines during World War II. There he met his future wife, Virginia Wild of Darien, New York who was an Army nurse in the Philippines. They returned to the States and married on November 2, 1946, recently celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Garrett survives at Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton.

Mr. Garrett worked for RCA, Bethlehem Steel and AMAX Specialty Metals for over 35 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Attica, NY; Wheatridge, CO and Denver, NC. In his younger years he enjoyed running hurdles, bowling, golf, wordworking and playing baseball. He volunteered tirelessly at the Darien United Methodist Church and he loved to fish.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. In addition to his beloved wife, Virginia, he is survived by his son, Kenneth Garrett (Patricia) and James Garrett (Lynn) of Stanley, NC; daughter, Carol Mulqueen (Thomas) of Hyde Park; grandchildren, Shannon Mulqueen, Meredith Hodges (Mark) and Douglas Mulqueen (Victoria), Edward Gecewicz, Todd Gecewicz, Dara O’Toole; great-grandchildren, Addison Hodges, Connor Gecewicz, Grace Gecewicz, Matthew O’Toole and Emily O’Toole; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Garrett and his sister Betty Deakins.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC. A Christian memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 pm in the funeral home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dick’s name to Oxford Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

Corfu - Betty P. Strzelec, 88, longtime resident of Corfu for over 52 years, passed away Wednesday (November 27, 2013) at ElderWood at Williamsville.
 
Mrs. Strzelec was a devoted and active member of Mogadore Chapel, member of the Corfu Free Library Book Club, was a volunteer for numerous organizations including Heathwood Nursing Home, the Cancer Society and the gift shop at United Memorial Medical Center. Betty was a devoted friend, always ready to take anyone to doctor appointments or wherever they needed to go. Betty was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Strzelec, mother of the late Jackie Strzelec and sister of the late Audrey Rehbaum.
 
Surviving are her children; Elynn (Jae-Kyung Kim) Strzelec, Joe (Lori) Strzelec, Pam Whitney, Jim Strzelec, Wendy (Mike) Moriarty, Susan Vogel and Patricia Matlasz; eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
 
Family and friends may call Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mogadore Chapel 8063 North Pembroke Road, Batavia, NY. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mogadore Chapel or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Pavilion ~ Benedict A. "Benny" Joy, age 90,  of Pavilion Center Road, died Tuesday morning (Nov. 26, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     He was born October 10, 1923 in LeRoy, a son of the late John and Frances Marino Joy.

     Mr. Joy will be remembered as a beloved husband of 62 years to his late wife, Bernadette and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family.  He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed gardening.

     He is survived by his sons, John (Deborah) Joy of MA, James (Karla) Joy of Wyoming, NY, Charles Joy of Linwood, Francis (Shari) Joy of Pavilion, and Edward Joy of CA; his daughters, Kathleen (Hillsman) Williams of KY, Elaine Kearney of Buffalo and Monica (Robert) Diasio of KY; sisters, Rita DiFrancisco of LeRoy and Josephine Kozlowski of Batavia, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, M. Bernadette Joy in 2012 and his siblings, Charles Joy, Joseph Joy, Mary Joy and Savina Joy.

     Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Joseph's Oratory), 27 Lake St., LeRoy.  The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorial contributions suggested to the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia, Attn: Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, N.Y. 14020

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

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

                                                              

Kenneth R. Gardner, 64 of Oakfield, passed away Monday November 25, 2013 at the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens. He was born May 6, 1949 in Albion to the late John R. (Carol Rheinwald) Gardner. Mr. Gardner is a United States Navy Veteran and a member of the Oakfield Community Bible Church. He worked for the Parker-Hannifin Corporation in Fairport. When his boys were little he volunteered for the Oakfield Little League and took care of the field. He loved camping and fishing with his boys as well as woodworking. Ken’s pride and joy was his grandchildren, he loved them so very much. He is preceded in death by a son Cory Gardner; mother-in-law Janice Chamberlain; brothers-in-law Richard Knights and Larry Chamberlain. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Kathy J. Gardner of Oakfield; sons Shawn of Graham, NC; Brett (Melissa) Gardner of Penfield; sisters Jackie (Tom) Nicolay of Rochester; Kathi (Joe) Granchelli; Sue Knights; Barb (John) Daluisio; Diane (Bill) Rucinski; Roberta Poole; Christine Griffin all of Medina; 4 grandchildren Ayden, Allison, Kyle and Cole Gardner; father-in-law Marvin Chamberlain, brother-in-law James Chamberlain, sister-in-law Debbie Chamberlain all three of Oakfield; along with many nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed to various charities. To sign the online guest registry 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.

Evelyn E. Armitage, 94 of Batavia, passed away November 25, 2013 at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was born April 10, 1919 in West Valley to the late Herbert (Helen Gerwitz) Werich. Mrs. Armitage was a past member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Williamsville. She was a founding member of the Nature Sanctuary Society, member of Nature Conservancy, the Camera Club and the Botany Club. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles J. Armitage and a sister Norma M. Borrell.

Mrs. Armitage is survived by her son David H. (Dona LaValle) Armitage of Batavia and a grandson Jeffrey Charles Armitage. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday November 30, 2013 at St. Vincent De Paul Church 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. Entombment will take place in St. Peter and Paul Chapel Mausoleum, Williamsville, NY. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Adopt a Pet at www.adoptapet.com. For more information please call (585) 591-1212.  Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Harland E. Page of Pavilion passed away on November 23, 2013 at the Highland Hospital in Rochester surrounded by his family. Harland was the second of five sons born to the late Edward and Mona (Hodges) Page. He was born in Perry, NY on April 14, 1923 into a family where farming and music were very important. Harland graduated from Perry High School and during WWII he was proud to work as a precision hand polisher, polishing gun lenses for Bausch and Lomb in Rochester. Following that he worked for GLF (Agway) on Batavia. But in 1948 he was able to begin his life’s work of farming, sharing in that with his wife of 37 years, Jean (Ager) Page. During those years they raised three children Elaine, Carol and Randy. The family farm in Pavilion was a place where family and friends gathered and cherished memories where created. In 1978 Harland retired from farming to care for Jean in her last year of life.

As he began to rebuild his life he was introduced to Mary (Herman) McIlroy and their friendship soon became a commitment to marriage that was a blessing for Harland. His family grew by welcoming Mary’s sons into the family. Mary and Harland celebrated 34 years together. They traveled and most especially Harland was able to return to playing music. For 23 years he played his Martin guitar with the Wyoming County Senior citizens band, and at various churches and nursing homes. With Mary’s help in coordinating their calendar, they were able to meet many special friends. Although Harland loved farming and gardening, he often bragged about his best “crop” when he referred to his family. When Harland wasn’t busy with family or farming he would find time to hunt pheasant and quail, attend meetings or activities at the Constelation Lodge #404 of the Free and Accepted Masons in Perry or attending church at Covington United Presbyterian Church. He is preceded in death by his first wife Jean Page who died in 1979, his parents Edward and Mona and brothers Keith, Red, and Gordon.

He is survived by his wife Mary (McIlroy) Page of Pavilion, 2 daughters: Elaine (James Volke) Page of N. Chili, Carol (Gary) Freeman of Pavilion, 1 son: Randy (Linda) Page of Batavia, 2 step-sons: James McIlroy of Pavilion, Joe (Patty) McIlroy of York, 1 brother: Richard (Jean) Page of Perry, 3 sister-in-laws: Della Page of LeRoy, Evelyn Page of Castile, and Anna Page of Perry, 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to join Mary and family at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. in Perry on Tuesday November 26th from 4-9pm. A Celebration of Harland’s life and faith will be held on Wednesday November 27th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Harland will be laid to rest in the Pavilion Cemetery in Pavilion.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Covington United Presbyterian Church music program or to the Pavilion United Methodist Church. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Corfu - Robert J. Bowman, “Old Man Winter”, 70, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (November 20, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

Bob was born on July 24, 1943, in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the late Lavern and Florence Hiller Bowman. He worked for a chemical plant in Niagara Falls for 7 years and then went to work for Fisher Price in Medina for 22 years. Bob worked his way up at Fisher Price during those years, first as a mechanic, then lead mechanic and finally to the position of Maintenance Supervisor on the second shift.  Bob loved to hunt and fish, watch Nascar, football and baseball. He was a member of the LaSalle Sportsman Club in Niagara Falls, was a lifetime member of Buckmasters and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Bob was the brother of the late John Bowman, Jeanette Geist, Calvin Bowman and Peggy Bowman.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 39 years, Linda (Muntz) Bowman of Corfu; his children; Brenda (Robert) Kent of Basom, Richard (Maureen) Cox, Jr., of Batavia and Jeffery (Jessica Schwab) Bowman of Corfu; 6 grandchildren, Matt, Jenna, Amanda, Hayley, Jacob and Adriana; 2 brothers, Lavern A. (Rosalie) Bowman II of Niagara Falls and Richard Bowman of Lakewood; 2 sisters, Sandra (Richard) Alessi and Gwendolyn (Dennis) Kearney both of Jamestown; and his aunt, Clara Hildabrant of Niagara Falls. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

There are no calling hours as per Bob’s wishes. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Memorials may be made to the East Pembroke Fire Department. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

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