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Stafford- Mr. Robin Jon Branton, 52, a former employee at Automotive Corporation in Batavia, died Friday, August 31, 2012 at home.  He was previously employed as a Probation Officer for Genesee County and the Prudential Life Insurance Co.
 
Mr. Branton was born May 5, 1960 in Batavia, the son of the late Raymond and Jean Robertson Branton Platten of Stafford.
 
He was a member and past Assistant Chief and past Chief of the Stafford Fire Department, a lifetime member of the Stafford Fire Department Exempts and a volunteer with the Genesee County Auxiliary Police and the LeRoy Volunteer Ambulance.  In addition to being active with the Fire Department he enjoyed gardening, cooking, model trains and the Batavia Muckdogs.
 
Surviving along with his mother is his wife, Lyndy Saile Branton; his children Peter and Danielle; two brothers, Rick (Gretchen) Branton and Donn (Yvonne) Branton, both of Stafford; two sisters, Laurie (Norman) Itjen of Elba and Terri (Tom) Starowitz of Stafford; his mother-in-law, Mary Saile of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.
 
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at theH. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.  Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery.  

Carmen E. Miranda, of Alden, NY, passed away Aug. 28, 2012. He was the husband of Violetta L. Miranda, who preceded him in death. He was the dear father of Carmen Jr. (Joanne), Linda (Bernard) Fix, and Anthony (Teresa) Miranda.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Brother of Salvatore (Linda), Annamarie, Edward and predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 1) at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Alden. Family and friends will assemble at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home, located at 13228 Broadway, Alden, from 6 to 8 tonight and on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and also at 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NYS Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020

The online registry is at meyerfuneralhome.com

Nellie was born in Perry NY on January 12, 1936 a daughter of the late Ward O. Laura Belle Niver Maxson. Nellie was a 1954 graduate of Perry Central School. She had worked for the former Ben Franklin, Champion Products, Robeson Cutlery, and Perry Knitting Mill, the Perry Central School, Perry Public Library and retired from M&T Bank in 2004. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry, the Moose Club in Warsaw and the Tuesday Night bowling league. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, cooking, and especially enjoyed the company of her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her first husband Albert Townes who died in 2002; siblings Laura Schwab, Mary Dumbleton, Martin, Ward, Reginald Maxson and a brother-in-law Clayton Shirley.

She is survived by her husband Philip Lanckton whom she married in 2008, a daughter Susan Butler of Chipley, Fla., 3 sons: Steven (Patricia) Townes , Stuart (Lisa) Townes and Skyler (Carly) Townes all of Perry, 2 sisters: Betsy Shirley of Perry and Eva Mae (Devoughn) Speicher of Grants Pass, Or. Brothers and Sister in-laws: Mary (Jerome) Lemley of Pavilion, Frank Crawford of Fairbanks, Al.,12 grandchildren: Katie Barajas, Susan Martinez, Jenny, David and Patty Ziolkowski, Steven Jr., Amber, Joel, Matthew, Key, Briar and Alexander Townes and 12 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday August 29th at 3:00pm at Grace Cemetery in Castile. On Tuesday evening August 28th there with be a gathering at the Perry Vets Club for a Celebration of Life.

Memorials may be made to the Crossroads House P.O. Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021 or to Homecare and Hospice 405 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569. 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, New York 14530. 

 

Edward G. Herbert, 33, of New York City,  formerly of Castile and Rochester died Saturday (Aug, 25, 2012) unexpectedly at his home. He was born in Warsaw June 29, 1979, aa son of the late Robert Herbert and Rose Seavert Spencer of Castile. Edward was a 1997 graduate of Letchworth Central, received an associates degree in business from Monroe Community College and Continental Beauty School in Rochester. He was a self employed hairdresser who had owned and operated the former Kelly Edwards Salon in Rochester. He enjoyed traveling, loved his work, and was always the life of the party. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Herbert who died in 1994, a sister Christa Herbert who died in 1983, grandparents Jeanne Seavert, Edward (Ethel) Herbert.

Survivors include his mother Rose (James) Spencer of Castile; two sisters, Marie Herbert of Binghamton and Dawn (Jeff White) Ebner of Silver Springs; two step-brothers: Chris Spencer of Batavia and Scott (Tiffany) Spencer of Simpsonville, S.C.; his grandfather: Richard Seavert of Darien, Ga., a nephew, Shae Ebner; four nieces, Alexsis Ebner, Lakayla Herbert, Olivia and Ava Spencer along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, where services will follow visitation at 1.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the donors choice. 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, New York 14530.

 

Lawson J. Pontius, 102 of Batavia, August 27, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 10, 1910 on the family farm near Geneva to the late Paul (Abigail Gaffney) Pontius. Mr. Pontius has been a resident of Batavia since 1926. He worked for the Mancuso Auto Dealerships for 38 years. During the depression he and Tyler Peck operated the Main Garage in Batavia. During the war he worked at Curtiss Wright in Buffalo and he retired from McGregor Buick-Pontiac in 1976. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had served on the Board of Trustees. His interests included writing poetry and reading the history of vintage automobiles and airplanes. He also enjoyed being with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Emma Netzen Pontius who died in 2007, daughter and son in law Lois (Norris) Geer, son in law Gary Bauer and sisters Eleata Netzen, Edna Trout, Lucy Jewell and Helen Hottois.

He is survived by his daughter Sally Bauer of Ontario, NY, 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Wednesday August 29, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday August 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery.     

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Gladys Louise Shetler, 83 of Dansville, died August 26, 2012 after a long illness at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Dansville on October 29, 1928 to the late Harold (Mildred Holden) Cork. Gladys graduated in 1946 from Dansville High School. While attending school she started at the age of fourteen as a Candy Stripper and went on to become an LPN in Dansville Hospital and the Kings Daughters Home. Later she worked as a private in home nurse until she became disabled in 1972 and was forced to retire. Gladys remained active in her church (Dansville Free Methodist Church) where she served as a C.Y.C Director, Sunday School Teacher & led several Bible studies, she loved counseling, mentoring and worked on the Prayer Chain. She also served as a Den Mother in the Scouts. Gladys was known for her hospitality and her house was always full of love and good food. She is preceded in death by her husbands Ivan John Dale and Arthur William Shetler, one daughter Anna Faye Melenbacker and two siblings.

She is survived by one sibling Donald Cork of Greece; seven children Harold (Carol) Dale of Cohocton; Frances Magee of Perkinsville; David Dale of Dansville; Kathleen Slack of Dansville; Norma Monteleone of Warsaw; Wanda Jones of Gainsville; Gerald Shetler of Loomis, NE; 28 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and many wonderful friends.

Family and friends may call from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM on Thursday August 30, 2012 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow visitation 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Avon Nursing Home 215 Clinton St. Avon, NY 14414. 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, New York 14530.

Darien - Warren R. Schenck, 93, a life long resident of Darien, passed away Friday (August 24, 2012) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

Warren was born June 17, 1919, in Buffalo, a son of the late Horace and Mildred Rudd Schenck. He was a shop foremen at Boyle's Motor's in Batavia and retired from Doehler National Lead in Batavia. Warren was a World War II Veteran, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent in the 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion, serving in the Eastern European Theatre from 1942-1945. He loved having fun with his family, especially his grandson and great grandsons. Warren was well known for his garden, humor, pleasant personality and his mechanical skills.

Warren was the husband of the late Jeanette Krauss Schenck and brother of the late Willard Schenck, Myron Schenck and Alma Darling.

Surviving are two sons,  Jerry and (Kathy) Schenck of Darien and Victor Schenck of Darien; one grandson, Jerid (Cathy) Schenck of Darien and two great grandsons, Justin and Cooper Schenck; two sisters, Dorothy Willard of Corfu and Lois Schuhmann of Cheektowaga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Tuesday 3-7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Private burial at the convenience of the family in Darien Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for special distribution.

Age 81, of Batavia, died Wednesday morning August 22, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born February 3, 1931 in Buffalo, a son of the late Charles & Hanna (McCourt) Doyle, also preceded in death by a brother Charles and sisters Katherine Deubell, Mary Doyle & Helen Genco.

Mr. Doyle was a former employee of Bethlehem Steel, a coin collector, enjoyed golf, watching sports, especially WWF wrestling. A kind, caring man who enjoyed the holidays spent with his family and the special meals they fixed, his favorite being eggs and toast. His great-grandsons who called him "Small Papa" and his grandchildren brought him great joy, he loved to tease and fool with them.

Surviving are his loving daughters, Deby Schneider of N. Carolina, Dawn (Nelson) Scott of Batavia and Donna Doyle of N. Carolina; 6 grandchildren, Thomas & Rachel Scott, Ian & Erinn Schneider, Brandon Hardy & Colin Schneider; 2 great-grandsons Noah & Teddie Scott along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Friday August 24 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services will take place 11:00 AM Saturday August 25. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to IMAGINE at 1032 Altice Drive Raleigh, NC 27603 (a 501C3 non-profit that is responsible for providing increased mobility, independence & equipment for people w/disabilities). Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Batavia - Mrs. Rose Talone Condello, 89, of Batavia, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at St. John's Home, in Rochester.

 Mrs. Condello was born April 28, 1923 in LeRoy, the daughter of the late John and Lena Arango Talone.

She was a member of Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph’s Church for many years and truly enjoyed her family and friends.

She was married to Frank Condello who died in 2001 and was the sister of the late Jasper, Santo, John and Frances DiSalvo, Sadie Wilcox and Elvira Kittle.

Survivors include her daughter, Louise Condello of Batavia; her sister, Josephine Giordano of Florida and her aunt, Betty Zito of California. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

Friends may today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, 303 E. Main St.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.


 In lieu of flowers memorials to the family to be distributed to various charities.

To light a candle, share a story or leave a condolence please visit  www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Stanley J. Myka, 64 of Akron died August 20, 2012 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1947 in Buffalo to the late Stanley Myka and the late Ursula Banks. Mr. Myka worked as a Nuclear Power Instrument Technician for Givoo Consultants. He is a United States Army Veteran and member of VFW Post 3180 and the L.L. Tillman Post #900 American Legion in Akron, NY. He is preceded in death by a brother John Buczek.

He is survived by his children Eric Myka of Oakfield; Rachel Gleason of Akron; granddaughters Angel Myka, Maelynn Gleason; brothers James Henzler, Clayton LaForme, Mel LaForme, Dan Buczek; sisters Cynthia LaForme, Sueann Myka, along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday August 25, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Will follow calling hours at 1:00 PM Saturday August 25, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Akron.     

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to his granddaughters. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or 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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