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Marvin E. Gilliatt Sr., 78 of Batavia, passed away August 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family under HomeCare & Hospice. He was born May 17, 1935 in Batavia to the late Clarence (Madeline Bartlett) Gilliatt. Mr. Gilliatt worked for many years at Agway Fertilizer in Batavia.  He was an avid hunter who loved to shoot trap and skeet.  Marvin belonged to the Five Points Gun Club. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette (Whipple) Gilliatt, son Marvin E. Gilliatt Jr. and Brother Melvin Gilliatt.

Marvin is survived by his three daughters, Debra (Grant) Carlson, Dawn (Steve) Boyki, and Linda Vigiano, all of Batavia. 9 grandchildren, Bethany & Shyann Ruffino, Robert Mack Jr., Kaylyn & Kiera Carlson, Adrienne, Jennifer & Joseph Boyki, Gregory Vigiano; 5 great-grandchildren, Zaylee Boyki, Ashton Houston, Isla Wolfe, Bailey & Kevin Newton-Vigiano, along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 from 4-7 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday August 16th, 2013. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.  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.


Russell L. Marchese Sr., 79, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully on August 8, 2013. He was a loving husband of 56 years to Antonia Marchese and a devoted father.

Born in Batavia, NY on March 2, 1934, to the late Joseph R. and Carrie Marchese Sr., Russ owned and operated Marchese National Food Stores in the Batavia community for many years.

He is survived by sons Russell L. Marchese Jr. (Diane Marchese), of Batavia, NY, and Matthew J. Marchese (Melody Marchese), of Williamsville, NY, as well as daughters Marianne L. Jensen (Billy Jensen), of Herndon, Va., Kathleen A. Dermody of Bergen, NY, Joan M. Marchese (David Foster), of Bolton, Mass., Lisa K. Marchese (Karen Evans) of Albuquerque, NM, and Jennifer L. Crockett (Timothy Crockett), of Grand Island, NY.

He will be missed by his 14 grandchildren: William Marchese and his spouse, Jessi Marchese; Sarah, Joanna and Rebecca Jensen; Kristina Marchese and her fiancé, Greg Thurber; Katelyn and Shannon Dermody; Owen and Henry Foster; Louis and Carmela Marchese; Zoe and Sasha Evans; Evan Crockett; and 2 great-grandchildren, Ronan and Elliot Marchese.

In addition, Russ is survived by a brother, Robert Marchese (Judith) of New Port Richie, Fla., and 2 sisters, Carolyn McGorray (Thomas McGorray) of Tucson, Ariz., and Dorothy Marchese of Batavia, NY, a brother-in-law, Louis Marazza (Marian) of Erie, Pa., and a sister-in-law, Arlene Gavazzi of Corry, Pa., as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Russ was predeceased by sisters, Rose Nigro and Florence Joy and brother, Joseph R. Marchese Jr.

While living in Batavia, Russ served the community for many years as a member of the Sertoma Club. When he retired to Florida he became an active member of the Sawdust Engineers in Sun City Center, Fla., to which he was elected President and served as a member of the board. He also sat on the Cypress View Community Board of Property Owners Association. He volunteered as a driver for Samaritan Services of Sun City Center and the Sun City Center Security Patrol.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on August 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Life Path Hospice, 3723 Upper Creek Drive Ruskin, FL 33573.

LeRoy - Joseph P. Dillon, age 83, passed away Saturday afternoon (August 10, 2013) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

     Mr. Dillon was born June 5, 1930 in Syracuse, a son of the late James and Emma (Schweitzer) Dillon.  He was the 11th of 13 children.

     Joe was drafted into the U.S. Army in June 1951.  The highlight of his service came while serving with the engineers from Fort Worden Washington responsible for building up Camp Desert Rock Nevada in 1952.  This service involved building up the Camp and participating in Operation Tumbler-Snapper.  He was one of many soldiers who observed and were exposed to multiple open air nuclear tests.  He received his Honorable Discharge in June 1953.

     After completing his military service, Joe went to work for The Continental Can Company in Syracuse. He relocated with CCC to Le Roy, NY in 1966 and retired from “the Can” in 1977.  Joe also later retired from the Genesee Country museum.  Joe also spent many years as a bartender at The Eagle Hotel, Downtown Le Roy and the American Legion Post 576 in Le Roy.

     He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Le Roy and the American Legion Post 576, Le Roy, N.Y.

     Known as ‘Poppy’ to his grandchildren, Joe is survived by his wife, Mary (Hewitt), children, Thomas (Teresa), Mary Ellen (Kevin) Hausman, Paul (Julie), Peter (Susan) and Siobhan (Todd) Salzman;  Grandchildren Meghan and Brenna Dillon; Emily Hausman and her husband Rabbi Joseph Robinson, Katie and Max Hausman, Jena, Sean, Enya and Quinten Dillon; Claire and Grace Dillon; Jack Salzman and Emily Chavez, great-grandchildren Ruth and Liam Robinson, sister Bernadette (Jim) Roberts, 18 nieces and nephews and several  grand nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his  brothers  John, James, George, Anthony, Alfred; and sisters, Ann Gallagher, Lucille Chiasson, Catherine, Mary, Jane and Emma.

     The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt 19), LeRoy.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 17 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter’s Church), 44 Lake Street, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery. 

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia,  Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Ave, Batavia, NY 14020.

     Mr. Dillon 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.

Lyle was born in Newark, New York on October 19, 1953 a son of the late Lowell and Ella Mae Willover Osborne. Mr. Osborne worked for Sabin Metal in Churchville as a machine operator, he had also worked for the former CID and Waste Management in Chafee. Lyle was a member of the Perry Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed playing steel guitar in bands or just at home, building pulling tractors, doing mechanical work, working on model cars and trucks, playing with his grandchildren, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Rose Cornelius Osborne, 3 daughters: Terry (Pepe Garcia) Cornelius of Dale, Holly (Jim) Osborne Townley of Hamburg, Dawn (Joe) Osborne Smith of Bliss, 2 sons: Jesse (Candase) Osborne of Perry and Jason (Amanda) Osborne of Delevan a sister: Dora Jean Cummings og Hermitage, 2 brothers: Lowell Osborne Jr. of Northfolk, Fla., and Melvin (Lori) Osborne of Perry, 13 grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday August 9, 2013 from 11am – 12pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 12 PM on Friday at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the family. For more information, please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guesr registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry New York 14530.

Robert John Van Wagnen, 87, of Batavia, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and cousin, passed away Tuesday (August 6, 2013) at New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.  Robert is now singing “How Great Thou Art” to his Savior God.

Mr. Van Wagnen was born February 8, 1926 in West Sparta, NY, a son of the late Howard and Helen (Webster) Van Wagnen.

He is a retired farmer and also worked for the NYS School for the Blind.

Robert loved tinkering, fixed many a washer and dryer.  He loved to play cards and won most of the time.  He also loved to square dance and listen to blue grass music and in his younger days was quite the trombone player.  After retirement, Robert took up shuffle board in Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Wilma (Armison) Van Wagnen of Batavia; a son, David (Esther) Van Wagnen of Ontario, NY; three daughters, Nancy (Raymond) Argulski of Cleveland, NY, Pamela (Raymond) White of Colorado Springs, CO and Patricia (Richard) Dutton of Batavia.  Nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive.

He is a brother of the late Donald Van Wagnen, Richard Van Wagnen and John Van Wagnen.

There are no prior calling hours.  Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials can be made to the New York State Veterans Home, Activities Department, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or to the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. 

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

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Age 83, of Batavia, a retired New York State Trooper (Troop A), retiring as an Investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, died peacefully Tuesday morning August 6, 2013 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born March 15, 1930 in Stoneham, MA to the late Samuel J. & Vera (Belle) Duken also preceded in death by a brother, Donald.  

   A United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. In addition to spending time with his family he enjoyed fishing, hunting, model shipbuilding and was a long time member of the Elks Club of Batavia.

   Surviving is his beloved wife, whom he married August 8, 1951, Arlene "Connie" (Horn) Duken of Batavia; loving children, Richard W. Duken of Wilmington, OH, Patricia (Michael) Reich, Diane (Benjamin) Bonarigo all of Batavia and; brother, Gilbert (Judith) Duken of Plattsburgh, NY; sister-in-law, Esperanza Duken of New Mexico; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Duken's wishes were to have services held privately by the family. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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






   Age 72, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday evening August 4, 2013 at his home under Family Hospice Care. He was born May 29, 1941 in Batavia, a son of the late Stanley C. & Mary (Torcello) Dombrowski.

   Stanley was a machine repair specialist at Batavia Metal Products for many years until his retirement in 2004. At a young age he developed a passion for cars and that passion carried on, and was shared with his family. In 1964 he was the NHRA Class Champion (modified production), member of the Right Coast Association, Inc. (street rods), the Lone Wolf Cruisers of Batavia and loved to take his 1931 Ford Coupe to car shows. Family, friends, cars and his dog, "Flash" were Stan's life.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 53 years, Lorraine (Palone) Dombrowski of Batavia; loving son, Stan (Sheri) Dombrowski of Oakfield; brothers, Russ Columbo of East Bethany, Tony (Sheila) Dombrowski of TN; brother-in-law, Alan (Ginger) of Dansville; sister-in-law, Harriet Scopano of Batavia; grandchildren, Kelly of Batavia and Stanley of Oakfield; favorite nephew, Frank (Tammy) Scopano of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

   Stan's wishes were to have services held privately, memorials in his memory are suggested to the family and a special "THANK YOU" to his visiting nurse and friend, Kelly Whitmore for everything she has done, going above and beyond her call of duty.                                                                                                                                               

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






   Age 67, of Batavia died peacefully Saturday evening July 20, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born December 7, 1945 in Batavia, NY to the late Edward J. & Ethel (McGiveron) Cole.

   Mr. Cole was formerly employed at O&E Growers and was an avid hunter

   Surviving are his children, Heidi (Charles Keating) Cole of Albion and Edward (Melissa) Cole of Pembroke; former wife, Diane Cole of Batavia; sister, Jane (Frank) Zielinski of Elba; niece, Terry Hirsch and nephew, David Zielinski.

   Visitation will be from 7-9 PM Tuesday August 6, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in Daw's Corners Cemetery and memorials in Bill's memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia or the Genesee County Nursing Home.

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



Leo S. Mager, 89, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (August 4, 2013) at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

He was born in Batavia, NY on August 9, 1923, a son of the late Stanley and Anna Kosciolek Mager.

Leo attended Sacred Heart School and Batavia public schools.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Monterey as a gunner’s mate.  His wartime duty saw action in the Pacific Theater and the Philippines.  Leo was honorably discharged in 1946, receiving the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal.  In 1947, Leo and his brother Henry began Arctic Refrigeration Co. in Batavia and worked throughout the years with his family until his retirement in 1989.  In his retirement years, Leo was a master woodcarver and enjoyed traveling with his wife.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Dunn Mager of Batavia. Daughter, Karen (Charles) Hart of Marion, NY. Two sons, Douglas (Diane) Mager of Belchertown, MA and David (Donna) Mager of Warsaw, NY.  Six grandchildren, Caitlyn (Adam) Bishop, Taylor Hart, Carly Hart, Andrew (Kristine) Mager, Forrest Mager and Holly Mager.  Brother, Joseph (Rosemary) Mager of Batavia. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was the grandfather of the late Charles Hart, Jr. and brother of the late Henry (Kathleen) Mager.

Family and friends may gather to share condolences, memories and thoughts on Wednesday from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Prayers will be recited on Thursday at the funeral home at 8:45am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) at 9:30am.  Burial will be in Millville Cemetery in East Shelby, NY.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020 or Joint Veterans of Genesee County, C/O American Legion, 8960 Alexander Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements for Leo S. Mager were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Gary Paul Loveland, 63, of E. Bethany, died Friday (August 2, 2013) at his residence while under Family Hospice Care.

He was born in Batavia on August 15, 1949 a son of the late Albert Loveland and Dorothy Gray Loveland of Pavilion.

Gary was a heavy equipment operator for the Genesee County Highway Department for over 40 years where he was fondly known as "Boxcar".  He served with the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971.  While serving in Vietnam, Specialist 5th Class Gary Loveland received a Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.  He successfully completed the Airborne Course on August 7, 1969 at Fort Benning Georgia and served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Upon his Honorable Discharge he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with w/60 Dev., 2 Overseas Bars and the Army Commendation Medal.

Surviving besides his mother is his wife of over 26 years, Judith Fasano Loveland, two daughters: Jennifer Doherty of Batavia and Melissa Dettman of Pavilion.  Five grandchildren: Emily Doherty, Megan Doherty, Jacob Dettman, Sarah Lis and Zachary Dettman.  Brother and sister in law, Richard and Judy Loveland of Pavilion. 

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors.

There are no calling hours.  Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Family Homecare and Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  Ronald P. Konieczny Proprietor & Director.


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