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Mr. Clarence L. Torrey, 93, of Bethany, died Friday (September 6, 2013) at home.

Mr. Torrey was born February 7, 1920 in Stafford, the son of the late Lee and Nellie (Noble) Torrey.

A veteran with the United States Army, he served from 1942 to 1945.  He was a machinist at LeRoy Machine in LeRoy and enjoyed riding his bike, playing cards and gardening.

Survivors include four children, James C. Torrey of Stafford, Patricia A. (George) Harrison of Stafford, Louise J. Korpar of Henrietta and Robert (Deborah) Torrey of Batavia; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

His wife of 54 years, Edna Viola (Schramm) Torrey, died in 2000. He is the brother of the late Ruth Sanders and Elsie Schramm.  

Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6188 Route 5, Stafford.  Burial with full Military Honors will be in East Bethany Cemetery, Bethany.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or online at www.DAV.org.

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

Corfu - Joan M. Koch, 83, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (September 4, 2013) at the Genesee County Nursing Home, Batavia.
 
Mrs. Koch was born June 30, 1930, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Clarence and Mae Linder Moore. She was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church and a past member of the East Pembroke Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Koch was dedicated to all the children she transported as a bus driver for many years, first for the Pembroke Central School District and then for the ARC in Batavia. Some of her favorite pastimes were ceramics, knitting, crocheting and having coffee with "The Girls". Joan's beloved husband of 59 years, Norman C. Koch, passed away December 30, 2008. She will be deeply  missed by all who knew and loved her.
 
Survivors include her dear children, Alan Koch of Batavia, David Koch of West Batavia, Randy (Micky) Koch of Myrtle Beach, SC and Debbie Stocking of Corfu; seven cherished grandchildren and five precious great grandchildren; a sister, Sharon Kawecki of Bradenton, FL and many nieces and nephews.
 
Family and friends may call Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals.

 

Frank C. Warriner III, 63 of Elba passed away on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on November 19, 1949 in Buffalo to the late Frank C. (Lorraine M. Jordan) Warriner Jr. Frank was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba and was a Eucharistic Minister. He drove truck for the Keebler Company in Oakfield .  Frank loved horses and was a member of both the US Trotting Association and the Western New York Harness Horseman’s Association. He is preceded in death by a brother Mark Warriner and a sister-in-law Diane Warriner.  

Frank is survived by his beloved wife Georgia L. (Pahuta) Warriner of Elba; son Frank W. (Tina) of Byron; daughter Mary Warriner of Niagara Falls; two grandchildren Frank and Michael Warriner; brother Edward of Stafford; sisters Linda (Vito) DiAmbrosio of Hilton; Mary (James) Pacino of Batavia; Jane Maskell of Byron; Kathy (Gary Brown) Miller of Byron; Dawn (Dave) Herman of Brockport; sister-in-law Chana Warriner of Byron along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday September 8, from 1 to 5 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday September 9, 2013 at St. Padre Pio Parish 65 South Main St. Elba, NY 14058. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. 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.

Barbara L. Rumsey, 76 of Batavia passed away on September 4, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 21, 1937 in Rochester to the late Joseph Russo and the late Rose (Reginald Darrow) Melio. Mrs. Rumsey woked for 35 years as an Administrators Assistant for St. Jerome Hospital, Genesee Memorial and United Memorial. She loved spending time with her family.  

She is survived by her son Darrow Rumsey; brother Paul Russo and sister Joanne Vergona. 

There will be no prior calling hours or services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to distribute 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.
 

MARYANNA M. SITZLOW Age 77, of Batavia, died Tuesday morning September 3, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born July 30, 1936 in Lancaster, NY to the late John & Martha (Rogacki) Dudkowski, also preceded in death by brothers, Edward, Joseph, John, Walter and Henry (late Betty Lou) Dudkowski.  

   She was a tireless 20 plus year volunteer at the Batavia VA Medical Center. A life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Holley, she enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and loved her cat, "Pause". Maryanna will be remembered as a loving, caring mother, sister and grandmother.

   Surviving are her loving children, Sharon (Van) Vanvolkinburg of Darien Center, NY, Karen (Mike) Ciociola of LeRoy and William R. Sitzlow II of Tonawanda; sister, Verna (late Robert) VanSchoonhoven; sisters-in-law, Patricia, Elizabeth, Marcia and Lucy Dudkowski; 3 grandchildren, Randy Charles (Lindsay) Vanvolkinburg II, Toni Rose Edwards and Roxanne (Tim) Corey; 1 great-grandchild, Anna DeVay along with several nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Sitzlow's wishes were to have services held privately by the family and memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

 

 

 

Richard Carlton Glor, 87 of Batavia and formerly of Attica, passed away peacefully on Monday (September 2, 2013) at the Genesee County Nursing Home. 

He was the loving husband of Mildred Francis Glor of Batavia and the late Ida Elizabeth Glor.  Dick was also the father of the late Linda Glor Stonebraker of PA, Abby (Jeff) Kohl of Corfu and Lynn (Cynthia) Francis of Henrietta.  Grandchildren, Lisa Kohl (John Almendarez) of NC, Kathleen Kohl, Sarah Kohl and JoHannah Kohl of Rochester, Brent (Eileen) Francis of NC, Emily (Todd) Rosenzweig of Rochester, Bradley (Amy) Francis of Conesus, Brent and Heather Stonebraker, formerly of PA.  He also leaves behind great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Dick was the brother of the late William Glor, Evelyn Biggins and Helen Biggins.

Dick grew up in Attica, the youngest son of Carlton and Olivine Snyder Glor.  His family, the Snyders, were some of the earliest settlers in Wyoming County. The Glors were farmers and loggers in Orangeville, and Dick was the grandson of Paul Phillip Glor, a Union soldier during the Civil War.

Dick also served in the military overseas in both Germany and Japan in World War II.  After returning home he married and raised his family in Attica where he worked and retired as a Stationary Engineer from the Attica Correctional Facility. He was also very active in the union there for several years.  He was a member of the Attica Fire Dept. for many years and during that time, he served as President and was instrumental in obtaining scanners for the department.  Dick loved football and the Buffalo Bills, harness racing and bowling on several leagues.  He also spent many years boating on his favorite lake, Conesus.

All who knew Dick enjoyed his wit and great sense of humor.  He had a lot of really good advice; always look twice when crossing double train tracks, enjoy your children it is the best time of your life and most important, no matter what comes your way, be a survivor.  And he was usually, always right.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Friday from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Church).  Interment with military honors will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Attica Fire Dept.

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. 

Batavia - Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Bliss, 67, of Batavia, passed away suddenly on Saturday, (August 31, 2013) at the United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Bliss was born March 1, 1946 in Sodus, a daughter of the late Zenus and Virginia (Greene) Hutchinson.

Ann's children and grandchildren were her world.  She loved doing crafts, cooking, working word puzzles, and Archie Comics.  She also enjoyed attending Chinese Auctions.  For many years she was a babysitter for several children in Bethany.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Bliss, Sr., whom she married in 1964; her children, Donald (Christine) Bliss, Jr. of Sardinia, Keith (Susan) Bliss of Savanah, GA, Scott (Kelli) Bliss of Batavia, and Shawn (Alicia) Bliss of Huntsville, AL.  20 grandchildren as well as several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews also survive.

Ann is preceded in death by a sister, Debra Hutchinson.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 7 pm at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where Ann’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 7.  Memorials may be made to the Bethany Vol. Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Nancy T. Talbot, 75, of Batavia, passed away Saturday, (August 31, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Talbot was born January 26, 1938 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Alan and Thelma (Potter) Mellenthein.

Nancy greatly enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing cards; but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Marvin F. Talbot, of Batavia, children, Theresa (Robert) Dearcop of Corfu, Kathleen (Clifford) Platek of Batavia, Marvin (Victoria) Talbot of Indiana, Lanny Talbot of Chili, and Jeannine (Jody) Balon of Attica; a brother, Tom (Rosa) Mellenthein.  18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Nancy is preceded in death by a grandson, Douglas Wandtke, Jr as well as brothers and sisters. 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Nancy’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 7.  Memorials may be made to the Talbot family.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Jason M. Jewett, 31, of South Byron, passed away on Friday August 30, 2013 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident inEden. He was born on May 30, 1982, in Batavia, to Joseph F. (Joyce E. Howard) Jewett III of Batavia. Jason was a Federal Agent at the Immigration Customs Enforcement & Deportation facility in Batavia along with being one of 13 instructors for the Special Response Team. He loved his job as an agent. Jason raised Siberian Huskies, was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed doing roofing projects. He was a patriot that loved his country especially the Wounded Warriors Project.

Jason is survived by his parents; brothers Joseph (Arlene) Jewett IV of Attica; Jeffrey Jewett of Basom, sister Jennifer (Ted) Elliott of Attica along with 9 nieces and nephews, one great-niece, one great-nephew, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Monday September 2, from 7 to 9 PM and on Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 3 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will be in North Pembroke Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.WoundedWarriorProject.org. 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.

 

Ana Rosa Rodriguez, 55, of Batavia, died peacefully on Tuesday (August 27, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born November 22, 1957 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, daughter of the late Juan Pablo Gallo and Cristina Tejeda Bardales Cardona.

Survivors include two sons, Luis Rodriguez of Batavia, Pablo Mejia Bardales of Belize. Daughter, Ana Mejia Bardales of Batavia.  Grandchildren, Hogen and Isaac Mejia.  Also survived by several brothers, sisters and other relatives.

Friends and family may attend a celebration of Ana’s life on Saturday from 12pm-2pm at New Hope Church, 8052 Bank St., Batavia.  Interment will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, NY.

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.

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