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     Age 23, of Byron, died Tuesday June 14, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital due to injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was born March 9, 1988 in Buffalo, NY daughter of James F. Thorman & Catherine A. Kurzdorfer of Byron and was mourning the loss of her younger sister Caroline L. Thorman who died on May 3, 2011. She was a 2006 graduate of Byron-Bergen High School where she also attended BOCES for auto mechanics. She participated in GCC's 1st year experience in 2010 and then completed her first full year studying criminal justice/forensics and was to return in the fall. Amber was looking forward to summer vacation so she could put more time into gardening which along with cooking she enjoyed immensely. She also enjoyed computers, riding motorcycles and swimming.

     Surviving along with her parents is her twin brother Adam B. Thorman of Byron; paternal grandfather James E. Thorman of Texas along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 10-11 AM Saturday July 30 at the First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life will take place at 11:00 AM. Memorials in Amber's memory are suggested to the family.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR AMBER D. THORMAN WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SEND FLOWERS PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.  

Basom- Mr. William D. “Billy” Maragliano, Jr., 22, of Basom, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 24, 2011at home.

He was born October 1, 1988 inWilliamsville, the son of William D. Sr. and Donna Bowlen Maragliano of Basom.

A 2006 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School and 2010 graduate of Buffalo State College, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving along with his parents are his sister, Sara Maragliano of Basom; grandparents, David (Carol) Maragliano of Oakfield and Joan Bowlen of Lawrenceville, Georgia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com

Lucia A. Jones, 52, of Rochester NY, formerly of Akron, died Wednesday (July 20, 2011) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She was born in Batavia, NY on December 8, 1958 a daughter of Wilma Poodry Ianni of Akron, NY.

Lucia was a member of the Turtle Clan on the Onondaga Nation.

In her younger years, Lucia was a member of 4-H where she was active in the Niagara County and State Fairs.  She was awarded for her prized horses and pony.  Lucia was a graduate of Akron Central High School where she played on the boys tennis team and then went on to the University of Buffalo to play on the womens tennis team.  She was a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Architecture where she achieved several awards on projects.  Lucia was employed by Wilmorite in Rochester, where she was assistant project manager of constructions such as the Irondequoit Mall and Rochester Convention Center.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her fiance, James Page of Rochester. Step-father, Angelo Ianni of Akron. Aunts, Janice (Guy) Falcone of Boston, MA and Suzanne Poodry of Batavia. Cousins, Deborah (Matt) Bace, Anthony (Stormy) Falcone and numerous cousins from Nedrow, NY.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Roy and Julia Poodry and uncle Neal Poodry.

Friends may call Sunday from 3-7 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.   Services will be Monday 11AM at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Dean officiating.

Interment will follow in the Tonawanda Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society at Lollipop Farm.

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

ARANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, II.  DIRECTOR.

     Age 48, of Batavia, died suddenly Saturday July 16, 2011 at home. He was born August 22, 1962 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Allen R. & Ruby (Henderson) Brock. Delton enjoyed riding his bike, cooking, reading and loved to plant flowers.

     Surviving is his daughter Tanasia Bell of PA; a sister Cecilia Brock of Brooklyn; 4 nephews and a host of great nieces and great nephews.

     Family and friends may attend a 2:00 PM Graveside Service Friday July 22, 2011 at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials in Delton's memory are suggested to the family.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Age 73, of Corfu, died peacefully Sunday July 17, 2011 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. She was born January 25, 1938 in Buffalo, NY daughter of the late Stanley & Florence (Szymanski) Trzaska. Mary Ann is well known in the Harness Horse Racing community as an accomplished owner, driver and trainer. She had a life-long passion for the industry, being one of the area's first women drivers having been a part of Batavia Downs and Buffalo Raceway since 1968 and was a member of the Western New York Harness Horseman's Association. She took pride in her Polish heritage and loved and prepared Polish foods. She was a lover of nature, animals, cooking and baking.

     She is survived by her loving husband of over 20 years Richard "Dick" Luce of Corfu; her children Daniel (Jaqueline) Sudyk of Spencerport; Carl (Michelle Roberts) Surdyk of Boston, NY; Lynette (Gregory) McGiveron of Basom and Scott (Deborah) Sarama of Elkridge, MD; three brothers Stanley (Joni) Trzaska of Lancaster; Raymond (Sylvia) Trzaska of W. Seneca and Gerald (Deb) Trzaska of Getzville; 10 grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

     Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Tuesday July 19 and from 6-9 PM Wednesday July 20 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM Thursday July 21 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish (East Pembroke Site), Celebrated by Father Robert Orlowski. Burial will be in St. Adalberts Cemetery in Lancaster and memorials in Mary Ann's memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SEND FLOWERS PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.


Frank P. Sanfratello  64, of  Horseheads, NY formerly of Batavia died Saturday July 16, 2011 at Elcor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Horseheads NY. He was born  January 20, 1947 in Batavia, NY to  the late Anthony P. and Theresa (Arena) Sanfratello.  Mr. Sanfratello worked construction in the Batavia and Rochester area prior to his retirement. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran, member of the American Legion Glenn S. Loomis Post #332, Veness Strollo Post #1602 Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the former St. Nicholas Social Club. Frank was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) and former usher.  He graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He also belonged to the East Pembroke Sportsman’s Club.  Frank was an avid outdoorsman loving to hunt, fish, and camp.

He is survived by three brothers Anthony A. (Stella) Sanfratello of Colorado, Samuel J. (Audrey) Sanfratello of Painted Post, NY and Daniel Sanfratello of Fairport, NY. Nieces, Nephews and Cousins also survive.

Friends may call on Wednesday July 20, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York.  Prayers will be recited on Thursday July 21, 2011 at the funeral home at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Mary’s R.C. 18 Ellicott St. Batavia.

Burial with military honors will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to 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.

Charles was born in Warsaw, NY a son of the late Kenneth and Amy Wellman Winter. He was a graduate of Perry High School, he was a self employed dairy farmer his entire life and was a former Town of Perry Assessor. He was a member of the LaGrange Baptist Church, Dairylea Cooperative Inc. and the Grange. Mr. Winter is preceded in death by his first wife Mildred (Yunker) Winter, and a sister Lois Griffith.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty (Habkirk) Winter; daughter Charlotte Hewitt of Schenectady; sons Curtis (Virginia) Winter; Clayton (Paula) Winter both of Perry; step-children Tracy (Fred) Goebel of Kitty Hawk, NC; Mg. Scott (Laurie) Holden of Kempner, TX; sister Maryanne (Lee) Close of Avon; brother Gerald (Etta) Winter of Perry, loved by 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th from 3-7pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. 1:00 PM Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 18th at the funeral home. Interment at LaGrange Cemetery in Pavilion.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or to the American Heart Association. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

 

Rose Pierson, 76 of Corfu. Died July 14, 2011 at Rochester General Hospital. Born November 22, 1934 in Batavia, NY to the late Joseph (Mary Armenia) Ottaviani. Mrs. Pierson was retired from the City of Batavia Inspection Department where she worked for over 25 years.  She was a member of the East Shelby Bible Community Church; she loved to dance especially country and western. She was an avid musician playing organ, saxophone, accordion, piano, guitar and harmonica, an avid artist, she enjoyed feeding birds and growing mums and other flowers. She is preceded in death by her brother Peter Ottaviani.
                                                                                                                        

She is survived by her daughters Deborah (Ronald) Sanders of Waterport, NY and Rebecca (Joseph) Hoak of Alexander, 6 grandchildren Maranda Jackson of Attica, Gregory Narburgh of Oakfield, Sarah Sanders and Veronica Sanders of Waterport, Douglas Hale of East Pembroke, and Jennifer Hale of Batavia. 9 Great grandchildren, one niece Linda Sheehan of Akron, great niece Denise Prior and great nephew James Sheehan III also survive.


Friends are invited to call on Monday July 18, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Will take place on Tuesday July 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu.   

The family suggests memorials be made to the East Shelby Community Church, 5278 East Shelby Rd., Medina, NY 14103. 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.
 

Virginia G. Cleveland  86,  of Albion, NY formerly of Batavia died July13, 2011 at Medina Memorial Hospital. She was born  May 14, 1925 in Batavia, NY to the late  Howard and Henrietta (Smith) Fellner.  Mrs. Cleveland worked for over 35 years at M & T Bank in Batavia.  She was a past member of St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia. She was preceded in death by  by her husband Donald Cleveland in 1998.  

Survivors include a daughter Suzanne (Ronald) Pappalardo of Oakfield, a son Donald (Madelyn) Cleveland of Georgia, a sister Delores Burroughs of Mass. and a brother Richard (Margaret) Fellner of Fld. Five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the Family.  The family suggests memorials  be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 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, NY 14020.

 Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020

 

     Age 84, of the Town of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday July 13, 2011 at home. He was born February 20, 1927 in Oakfield son of the late Alfred & Amy (Howard) Rumble, also preceded in death by his beloved wife Dorothy B. (Prentice) Rumble on Sept. 21, 2001 and by brothers Howard, Donald & Wayne. Mr. Rumble was a US Navy Veteran serving on the Destroyer USS Grayson during WWII. He was retired from Niagara Mohawk as a hot stick lineman after 40 years. He served 30 years on the Batavia Town Planning Board, 7 years on the Tax Assesment & Review Board, past president of the Loyal Order of the Moose Club and was a member of the VFW & American Legion Posts.

     Surviving are his loving children Joanne (Ronald) Spears of Bradenton, FL; Laura (Charles) Yueckstock of Batavia; Diane (Dennis) Zuch of Alexander and John (Elizabeth) Rumble of Ridgeway; brothers Kenneth of Bergen; Dale (Joan) of Batavia and a sister Glenda Klase of Oakfield; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 7-9 PM Saturday July 16 and from 12-2 PM Sunday July 17 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM, officiated by Pastor Greg Brotzman. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield with Full Military Honors. Memorials in Bob's memory are suggested to the East Pembroke Fire Department.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE BEING COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION OR SEND FLOWERS, PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

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