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Patrick L. Salvador 72, of Batavia passed away at his home under the care of his family after a courageous year long battle with cancer on Tuesday October 1st. He was born March 17, 1941 in Batavia. He was the son of the late Joseph V. Salvador and the late Mary Cifelli Salvador.

Pat was retired from Tops Market after 35 years of service where he was the produce manager. He also previously worked at the former Wandryk’s Market in Batavia. He was a 1958 graduate of Notre Dame High School, a long time altar boy and member of the former St. Anthony’s Church. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a member of the NYS Fox Hunter’s Association and Western New York Fox Hunter’s Association. He was known as the “Produce Man of Batavia” and as the “Appleman”.   

He is survived by his wife Roberta Almeter Salvador of Batavia; son Patrick D. (Jacqueline) Salvador of Liverpool, daughter Susan M (Dennis) Tresco of East Syracuse and three grandchildren Olivia & Joseph Salvador and Natalie Tresco. Two Brothers Louis (the late Mildred) Salvador of Batavia, Joseph (Ruth Ann) Salvador of East Bethany, Sister Rose (John) Polizzi of Rochester. Two step children Mark (Aimee) Falker of S.C., Duane (Stephanie) Falker of AZ, 4 step grandchildren survive along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Sunday October 6, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Monday October 7, 2013 Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia, New York.   

Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia 14020 or HomeCare & Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Baravia, NY 14020.

M. Joan Viscuso, 83 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Crossroads House. She was born May 11, 1930 in Buffalo, to the late Albert (Miriam Lowe) Butler. Mrs. Viscuso was employed in medical records at United Memorial Medical Center for over 40 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.  

She is survived by her brother Robert (Jeannie) Butler of California, sisters Marcia (Francis) Bieber of Tonawanda, Roberta (Richard) Haenggi of Williamsville, and Sharon (Ronald) Borrell of Pittsford. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

Calling hours will be held on Friday October 4, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the Family. Burial will take place in Grand View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Crossroads House, 11 Liberty 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.

David F. Thompson, 74 of Batavia, died Sunday evening (September 29, 2013) at Rochester General Hospital.

He was born in Batavia on December 20, 1938, a son of the late Frank and Catherine Neth Thompson.

David was formerly employed by Mercury Printing in Rochester prior to his retirement.  He had a love for animals, especially dogs, cats and horses. 

Survivors include two sisters, Lorraine Coppini and June (Earl) Pundt, both of Batavia.  Also survived by a nephew, three nieces and his canine companion, Maxine.

He was the brother of the late Doris Thompson.

There will be no prior visitation.  Services will be at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuenralhomes.net.

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Oakfield - Mrs. Gioia Sofia Vallese, 84, of Oakfield, died peacefully Friday (September 27, 2013) at her home surrounded by her loving family while under the care of Homecare & Hospice.

Gioia was born September 25, 1929 in Casalbordino, Italy, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Luisa (Tiberio) Cirilli. In Italy she attended two years of college to become a teacher before the onset of WWII and later married in 1948. Proud of sailing alone to reunite with her husband in America, she later worked as an electronic repair technician at the former Sylvania Plant in Batavia.

A member of Saint Padre Pio Parish, she loved her church and helping out at the many church functions, but always preferred remaining behind the scenes in the kitchen.  Two of her favorites were the spaghetti dinners and making Honey Cicerchiata for the St. Joseph's table. She was also a long time member of the Down Syndrome Parent Support Group.

Gioia cherished her family and enjoyed cooking her Italian dinners, making every Sunday an Italian holiday. She also loved baking Italian cookies, crocheting afghans, and knitting Christmas bootie slippers for her daughter's classroom students, along with her former years of gardening tomatoes for sauce and peppers for roasting.

Gioia loved to return to her hometown of Casalbordino, and was especially proud to be able to take her grandchildren to see her native roots, childhood home, her beach, and large extended family there.  She loved being the tour guide to what she always referred to as home.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Stephen) Northrup of Cumming, GA and Linda (Dennis) Beuler of Oakfield; grandchildren, Jason Northrup of Georgia, Janine (Rhett) Morgan of Plano, TX, Jonathan (Luz) Northrup of Ladera Ranch, CA, Jessica Northrup of Plano, TX, Ryan Beuler of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Peter Beuler and Kevin Beuler of Oakfield; a great-grandson, Brady Morgan of TX; a great-granddaughter, Reese Morgan of TX and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, Frank Vallese, who died September 22, 1976.  She is the sister of the late Dina Marchioli and Bruno Cirilli. 

Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  A decade of the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 on Tuesday night at the funeral home.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield.

Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020, Saint Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125 or the Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Genesee County, 2121 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, NY 14125.

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


 

Roxanna L. Farrington, 76 of Batavia, passed away on September 28, 2013at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on August 22, 1937 in Batavia to the late Charles (Eleanor Wright) Richmond. Mrs. Farrington worked for many years as a cook at the D & R Depot and the Red Osier Landmark. She is a United States Army veteran, serving as a cook from 1955-1957. Roxanna loved reading, music, knitting and most of all her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a son James Thompson Jr.

She is survived by her beloved husband Eldon J. Farrington of Batavia; sons Eldon (Jen) Jr. of Albion; Jeffrey of LeRoy; Richard (Laird) of Rochester; Gregory of Batavia; Keith of Batavia; Timothy of Webster; Kevin Farrington of Batavia; daughters Cheryl (Pat) Coonen of CA; Erin Farrington of Attica; Kellie (Scott) Beechler of Batavia; daughter-in-law Angela Thompson of Batavia; brother Charles (Sandra) Richmond Jr. of Elba; sister Alice Grady of Batavia; childhood friend Joyce (Richard) Godlove of Stafford; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at the Oakfield Community Bible Church 80 North Main St. Oakfield, New York 14125. Interment will take place in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

Memorials may be made to the Family for distribution to various charities. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Joan B. D’Angelo, 78 of Batavia, passed away on Friday September 27, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 6, 1935 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Winfred Beck and the late Jane Klespies. Mrs. D’Angelo worked for many years as a Nurse Aide at St. Jerome Hospital. She loved to knit, she and her friends formed a group called The Happy Hookers knitting lap blankets and baby hats. She knitted well over 1,000 baby hats and chances are if you had a baby in the last ten years the baby hat was knitted by Joan. She volunteered countless hours working the night shift at Crossroads House and knitting of course. Joan won multiple Community Service awards for most volunteer hours in a year. She is preceded in death by her husband Arcadio D’Angelo in 1987.

She is survived by sons Frank (Jane) D’Angelo of Leesburg, FL; Dr. Michael (Heidi) DeAngelo of Batavia; Dino (Jill) D’Angelo of Buffalo; daughter Donna (Jeff) Fauth of Corfu; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours or Funeral Services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Crossroads House 11 Liberty 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.

Oakfield - Kenneth R. "Froggy" Howard, Sr., 90, of Oakfield, an employee for 30 years at Harrison Radiator in Lockport, prior to his retirement in 1981, died Friday, September 27, 2013 at his home in Oakfield.

Mr. Howard was born August 6, 1923 in the Town Of Alabama, a son of the late Herbert and Alice (Cardus) Howard.

He served with the US Army during WWII and was awarded the “Purple Heart” for injuries sustained on January 22, 1945.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper.  He grew and sold blueberries and corn, created Howard's Pure Maple Syrup and loved bluegrass music.

His wife, Irene (Scroger) Howard, died May 28, 2003. 

Survivors include a son, Kenneth "Tad" (Bessie) Howard, Jr. of Oakfield; a daughter, Diane (Kevin) Skelton of Oakfield; his companion of 9 years, Mary Ann Will Brown of Oakfield; 4 grandchildren, John (Lindsey) Howard and Jason (Jackie Oetinger) Skelton, both of Rochester, James (Nicole) Skelton of Buffalo and  Stacy Martino of Oakfield; 3 great-grandchildren, Emma Howard and Evan Howard, both of Batavia and Masyn March of Oakfield; several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Gladys Howard, Reuben Howard, Carl Howard, Bernard Howard and Harold Howard.   

Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave, Oakfield, where services will immediately follow at 6 p.m.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery, Wheatville, Town of Alabama, NY. 

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

Donald R. Carroll, 58 of Batavia died Wednesday morning September 25, 2013 in Strong Memorial Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born March 2, 1955 in Kansas City, KS a son of the late Eddie and Fannie Harris Carroll. After the death of his parents when he was five years old he and his sister, Debra, moved from Chicago to Oakfield, NY where they would be raised by their maternal aunt Ruth Anderson.

Don attended Oakfield-Alabama Central School and was a member of the Class of 74. He was very quiet and shy and learned many great lessons about life from his aunt. She was his inspiration and mentor. Don did not go on to college, but as an adult he devoted his life to making a big difference in the lives of youth and the less fortunate. All of his early life experiences and the lessons he learned from his aunt definitely played a role in shaping the man he would become.

For the last 36 years Donald has lived by his motto “Pay it Forward”. During this time he raised thousands of dollars for needy kids. He started by organizing a biathlon to raise money to send kids to camp and ran this project for 23 years. Donald then decided to focus his fund-raising on assisting with college expenses of needy students by providing scholarships at Genesee Community College. To accomplish this he organized annual 5K and 10K runs. In 2003 Donald decided to raise funds for toys for needy children, thus insuring every underprivileged child he was aware of was not disappointed on Christmas morning. This project has recently been expanded to provide grade school kids with supplies for school and winter coats. Donald R. Carroll the quiet, shy orphan who by chance grew up in Oakfield, NY has become a true “Guardian Angel” of the less fortunate children of Genesee County.

Don has received numerous community awards and certificates for his efforts. In 1997 he was named Geneseean of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce, in 2009 he was inducted into the Oakfield-Alabama Central School Hall of Fame, and last November he was named the MVP Health Care Ultimate Game Changer and was recognized across the state for his life work of helping others.

Don is survived by three sisters Georgia Bell of St. Louis, Missouri, Debra Diane Carroll of Buffalo and Anita Carroll of Chicago, IL.  In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his brothers George, James, Robert and Michael Carroll all of the Chicago, IL area. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

A Celebration of the Life of Donald R. Carroll will be held on Monday September 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, New York.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Donald R. Carroll Toys for Kids Fund, Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, NY 14020. There will be no prior calling hours and burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

John W. Hudson, 69 of Batavia, passed away with loved ones at his side on September 25, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1944 in Watertown, New York to the late William J. (Lillian Bisnett) Hudson. John was retired from Lapp Insulator in LeRoy where he worked for 23 years.

He is survived by his sister Beverly (Dr. Daniel) Gorecki of Batavia, niece Theresa Gorecki of Batavia, nephew William (Susan) Boudreaux of Pittsford, NY, his special lady and care giver Betty Murray and other devoted friends whom he cherished.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the Family. Burial will be private in Watertown, New York.

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

Pavilion ~ Alison A. Walton, age 72, of Pavilion Center Road, passed away in the presence of her loving family, early Tuesday morning (Sept. 24, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Mrs. Walton was born March 3, 1941 in Corfu, N.Y., a daughter of the late Wallace and Evelyn Mann Gordon.

     She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who was truly devoted to her family.  She will be remembered for her selflessness and love for her family and friends.  She also enjoyed reading, baking, gardening and playing cards.

     She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Paul T. Walton, her children; Frank (Paula) Miller III of LeRoy, Jon (Cheryle) Miller of TN, Helen (Jeffrey) Cunningham of LeRoy, David (Deanne) Miller of Batavia, Caroline (Joshua) McAda of TX, Nanette (Michael) Chiulli of Geneseo, Michelle (Thomas) Sherman of LeRoy, Michael (Amy) Miller of Batavia, Michael (MaryEllen) Walton of MI and Richard (Rebecca) Walton of Geneseo, her siblings; Helen (Edward) Layton of NJ, Wallace Gordon Jr. of Penn Yan and Mark (Jean) Gordon of Albany, her 27 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Karen Zambito and her sister in law, Carol Gordon.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 2 ~ 4 and 7 ~ 9 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be completed privately in Pavilion Cemetery.  Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the family for distribution to charities of their choice. 

     Mrs. Walton and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  (585) 768~2400

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