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CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS CONABLE, 83, July 19, 2013 in Sarasota, FL after a long battle with cancer. Born in Buffalo, daughter of the late Garnet and Charlotte (Seitz) Williams. Graduate of Lafayette High School, Cornell University and George Washington University. Sarasota resident since 2003 with her husband, the late Barber B. Conable, Jr., former WNY Congressman and World Bank President 1986- 1991. Survived by her four children, Anne (Peter Umbras) of Bennington, NY; Jane (Bernard) Schmieder of East Bethany, NY; Emily of White Hall, MD; and Sam of Sarasota, FL; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services at a later date in Alexander, NY. Donations in her memory to Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund of the World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, J2-202, Washington, DC 20433, www. mmmf-grants.org

Wayne T. Smith, 58 of Castile, passed away on July 20, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Charleston, SC on March 28, 1955 to the late Edward J. Smith
and the late Madeline M. Murphy. Wayne was a longtime member of the Perry Vets Club; Sportsman’s Club and Dom Pulski. He was an avid hunter and fisherman that loved old “classic” movies. Wayne is preceded in death by a sister Kathe Joslyn and brother George Smith.

He is survived by his daughter Patience Smith of WA; sisters Cherol (Gene) Shoup; Marge (Richard) Downs; Madeline Smith; brother Edward (Sue) Smith all of Perry; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday July 23, 2013 from 2 to 4 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 4:00 PM on Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery; Silver Springs.

Memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice 450 N. Main St. Suite 3, Warsaw, NY 14569.  For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530.

 

Deacon John J. Stone, 88, died peacefully after a long illness, Thursday, July 18th with his loving family by his side.  He was born in LeRoy on November 26, 1924 a son of the late Philip and Mary E. Fiorito Stone.

At 18, he joined the Navy and became Torpedo Bomber/Gunner, flying countless missions against the Japanese, taking off and landing on aircraft carriers such as the USS Enterprise, USS Lexington and USS Yorktown.  He earned the Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Conspicuous Service Medal and also the American Theatre and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign medals.  After the war, John went to Canisius College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

After college he worked for Doehler-Jarvis Manufacturing in Batavia for twenty six years as an administrator. He also belonged to the local musicians union and played bass fiddle with several area bands such as the Warren Fargo Band and the Mike Ellingham Band.  They entertained for hospitals, nursing homes, schools and played for dances and weddings.

He found a calling to serve the Lord and spent several years at Christ The King seminary where he was ordained a Deacon in 1980.  Through the years he touched the hearts of many with his homilies at weddings, baptisms and funerals.  His greatest passion was that of serving the Lord and that is what he did as a Deacon for thirty- four years.  He served as Chaplin for the Knights of Columbus, St.Joseph’s Sodality and also the Manor House where he resided.  He was one of the oldest surviving members of the American Legion, (Botts/Fiorito Post in LeRoy) for many years.

Deacon John loved to play golf and was considered by many as the world’s greatest Yankee fan.  When his wife Eleanor was alive, they enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii, the Adirondacks and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where they spent numerous winters.

In addition to John’s service to his country, as an administrator at Doehlers and his many years serving the Lord, he was also a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He always gave tirelessly of himself to better the lives of his family.  He was a wonderful man, full of love and adoration for his children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren.

We are very proud of his accomplishments and the fact that he played an instrumental role in improving the lives of so many people during his time as a Deacon.   He had a heart most uncommon in that he would go to great lengths to help others.  He was dearly loved by his family and all who knew him.  He will be deeply missed. 

Survivors include his daughter, Deborah (Edward) Manahan of Alexander; son, Douglas (Ernest Fogarty) Stone of Rochester; brother, Donald Stone of Florida; sisters-in-law, Louise Stone of Batavia and Kay Stone of LeRoy; grandchildren, Jeremy (Katie) Manahan of Williamsville and Renee (Rob) Radley of Batavia; great - grandchildren Lucas, Ella and Nolan Radley of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of fiftythree years, Eleanor Potwora Stone in 2005.  He was the brother of the late Alfred, Leo and Francis Stone, Helen Merola, Rose Shortino, Nina Guidici and Rita Madalena.

Family and friends may call at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph Church, on Friday July 26, 2013, from 3 – 7 pm. followed by a Vigil Service by the Diaconate Community.   The Deacons will be fully vested.  The Knights of Columbus will hold a prayer service at 5 pm.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2013, preceded by the Sodality of St. Joseph’s Rosary at 9:30 am.  Entombment with full Military Honors will be at St. Joseph Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s School, 2 Summit St. Batavia, NY  14020. 

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

 

Age 94, of Batavia died peacefully Tuesday morning July 16, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born January 5, 1919 in Batavia, NY to the late John & Michaelina (Jackowski) Szydlowski also preceded in death by his adoring wife Henrietta "Henia" Szydlowski in April 2013.

   Mr. Szydlowski was a navigator on a B24 in the United States Air Force during WWII, he was shot down over Austria and was held for many months in a German Prison Camp. His efforts in the war earned him a Purple Heart, POW Medal and a member of the distinct Caterpillar Club. An employee of Dohler-Jarvis a Division of National Lead,  lifelong member, lector and communicant of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, the Holy Name Society and St. Vincent DePaul Society. A Gold Star member of the Polish Falcons of America and local Nest #493, he enjoyed puzzles, woodworking and was a picture framer for many years.

   Surviving is his loving son and daughter-in-law, David (Jill) Szydlowski of Pittsford, beloved "Papa" to Jaime, Carly and Matthew of Pittsford and sister, Joanne Szydlowski of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation will be from 10-11 AM Saturday July 20, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services and Full Military Honors will be presented at 11:00 AM. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum and in lieu of flowers memorials in Matthew's memory are suggested to Ascension Parish.

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

 

THE FAMILY OF MATTHEW L. SZYDLOWSKI IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

Age 89, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday morning July 16, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center . He was born May 4, 1924 in Batavia, a son of the late Anthony J. & Mary (Capella) Delson Sr., also preceded in death by his  beloved wife, Florence I. (Schwanke) Delson in 2004 and sister, Lucy Dombrowski.

   Mr. Delson was employed at US Chrome and remained a "fixture" there for 53 years, having just retired in January of 2013. A sergeant in the Army Air Corp. during WWII, member of the VFW Post #1602, avid golfer, bowler, card player and many years ago played semi-pro football in Batavia.

   Surviving is his loving daughter, Linda (late Donald) Palone of Batavia and her daughters, Joanna L. (John N.) Palone-Borrelli with their children, Jacklyn and Nicole D. all of Rochester, Stacy L. (Scott) Palone-Berchou with their children, Samantha N., Jason D. & Joseph M. all of Clarence; loving son, Robert A. (Traci) Delson of San Diego, CA and his sons, Anthony N. and David R. Delson of San Diego, CA; brother, David J. Delson of Batavia and sister, Frances "Babe" Gentile of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends

   Visitation will be 10-12 NOON on Friday July 19, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 PM. Burial with full military honors will be in Grand View Cemetery, memorials in Anthony's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.  

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

 

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

 

 

Pavilion ~ Our Beloved father, Gerald Thomas Harding, age 79, of Fox Place Road, passed away early Wednesday morning (July 17, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

     Mr. Harding was born May 27, 1934 in LeRoy, a son of the late Edward and Marion Campbell Harding.

     He was a dear dad and grandfather and was known for his love of his children. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and an avid hunter.  One of his biggest passions was racing. He was an avid race car fan and sponsor.

     He is survived by his children; Diana Lynn Schulz of Colorado Springs, Christel Gayhart of LeRoy, Kelly (Dennis) Crowe of Bergen, Edward Harding of Batavia, Richard Leubner of Arkansas, Robert Leubner of LeRoy, Gary Harding of Pavilion and Gerald (Acacia) Harding of Pavilion, a dear cousin, Jacque Reamer of Pavilion, along with 18 adored grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many dear friends.  He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Harding.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, July 19, from 2 ~ 9 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. Funeral services will be private.  Memorial contributions may be offered to the family, who will organize a sponsorship of a future memorial race in Jerry’s honor.

     Mr. Harding and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.   For any additional information, please call Vern at 585-768-2400.

 

May 7, 1927 – July 16, 2013

Ernest “Ernie” Murray Found Sr. died Tuesday in Batavia, NY at the age of 86.  A more loyal and devoted husband is challenging to find. He shared 65 years of marriage with his beloved Eleanor.

Born in York, NY, Ernie graduated from Pavilion High School and enrolled in college at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio at age 16.

There he met Eleanor Ferguson as students and they were married in 1948 on the day he graduated.

During his time at Muskingum he served a year in the U.S. Navy in 1945-46 in the Pacific Theater.

Ernie devoted a 43-year career practicing law in Batavia, including serving as District Attorney for nine years. He was a partner at the firm Stakel, Suttel and Found.

He cherished his children’s activities, serving as their coach, accompanist and confidant.

One of his gifts – which he shared often – was a wry, gentle smile. It warmed those around him and put anyone at ease.

He would listen before he spoke and was patient with anyone he came upon.

Ernie enriched his time in retirement with Eleanor by traveling across America in elder hostels and making regular trips to Myrtle Beach, SC and Chautauqua, NY. A special retreat was the family cottage in Notre Dame-du-Lac, Quebec.

He loved baseball and taught his grandson three simple keys to pitching:

1) step back,

2) balance, and

3) follow through.

It is long suspected that he was teaching those as keys to life as well.

His loyalty extended to his affection for the St. Louis Cardinals, an affection shared among his descendants.

He enjoyed softball, handball and racquetball as well as his time in the Lions Club and Jaycees. He served as deacon, elder and trustee at First Presbyterian Church in Batavia.

An enthusiastic piano player since childhood, he found joy in music.

Though Parkinson’s late in his life robbed him of some of his dexterity, the condition seemed to vanish when he sat at the piano bench and his hands found the keys. His hands danced on the piano keys with the familiarity of a professional.

He joins in eternal peace those who preceded him in death: his parents, Charles and Grace; his siblings, Ellsworth, Marjorie and twins Clarence and Clayton; his son, Daniel; his daughter-in-law, Ellyn and his granddaughter, Caroline.

His legacy lives in those he is survived by: his wife, Eleanor; his daughters, Marilyn and Grace; his son, Ernie Jr.; his son-in-law, Mark; several nieces and nephews; his grandchildren Sarah and Jason, Emily and Joshua, Rachel and Christian, Anna, Gregory and Catharine; and his great grandchildren Eleanor and Andrew and his brother-in-law, Richard Ferguson.

Calling hours for Ernie will be held at the H.E. Turner Funeral Home in Batavia on Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial service will take place at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church in Batavia.

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

 

 

 

The much loved Salvatore V. “Sam” Cintorino, 96 of Batavia, passed away on July 12, 2013 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia. He was born on November 8, 1916 in Brooklyn to the late Antonio (Antonia Riso) Cintorino of Palermo, Italy was one of seven brothers and one sister-all deceased except for Ralph of Batavia. During the great depression as a high school senior Salvatore joined the government sponsored CC Work Camp to cut down redwoods in Washington State. He fought as an amateur light-weight boxer Sal “Sammy Divine” won at least 5 Golden-Gloves recognized by the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame. Sam is a WWII Army Veteran that fought in Europe and was a Purple Heart recipient along with many other honors. He was a longtime employee of Doehler Jarvis and Batavia Downs. He loved to entertain family and friends with his harmonica, hobbied as an artisan woodmaker and was a card playing member of the St. Nicholas Social Club. He loved golfing and Dunkin Donuts. “We love you much dad (Bapa)”.

Salvatore is survived by his loving wife Angeline (Suozzi) Cintorino of Batavia; daughter Maria Kinsella of CT; two sons Salvatore Dominic (Margaret) of VT; David (Nancy) of VA; 5 grandchildren Julie and Kristine Kinsella; Jason (Jessica) Cintorino; Keaton and Lucas Cintorino; two great-grandchildren Maya and Dominic Cintorino; along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday July 15, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  Prayers will be recited 9:30 AM on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at the Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish 15 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s 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. 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.

 

Age 40, of Batavia, died suddenly Monday July 8, 2013 in Rochester, NY from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident while at work. He was born May 30, 1973 in Jacksonville, FL a son of Terry Wetmore of Pembroke and Nancy (Toal) (Dan) Gannon of Charleston, SC.

Shawn was employed by Tompkins Metal Finishing of Batavia. He was a self taught mechanic and enjoyed working on cars, action movies, especially The Fast & Furious series, swimming, his cats and daytrips taken with his wife. Shawn's faith and his family were most important along with time spent with his children.

Surviving along with his parents; his loving wife whom he married August 29, 2010, Melissa (Judd) Wetmore of Batavia; daughter, Lynsey Wetmore of Batavia and son, Alex Wetmore of Buffalo; step-children, Nicholas, Christopher Clark and Ryan Burdick all of Corfu; step-sister, Crista (Justin) Stimson of Pembroke; father-in-law, Raymond (late Lucille) Judd of East Pembroke; special aunt, Barbara Toal; uncle, Larry (Patti) Toal along with their children, Brianne & Ryan Toal; a niece and many friends.

Visitation will be 4-8 PM on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Shawn's Life will take place 11:00 AM Wednesday July 17. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu and memorials in Shawn's memory are suggested to GCASA 430 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  

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

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

 

 

Judy L. Ables, 66 of Batavia, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on July 4, 2013. She was born December 19, 1946 in Dallas, TX to the late Ralph (Ruth) Ishmael. Mrs. Ables worked for many years at Fisher Price Toys in Medina. She loved doing yard work, flowers, pulling pranks and making friends but most of all spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her son Richard (Tamara) Ishmael of Batavia; best friend Arlene Chiarolanza of Batavia; granddaughters Amber of Albion, Crystal Ishmael of Batavia; step-grandchildren Sabrina, Kayla, Nicholas Twardowski of Batavia; Corporal Jacob Twardowski (US Army) of Fort Bliss, TX; brother Eddie (Judy) Ishmael of TX.    

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday July 9, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services and Interment will be 12:00 Noon on Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to HomeCare and Hospice 550 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

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