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mogavero.jpgKathleen A. (Rybarczyk) Mogavero, 62 of West Seneca, NY died August 29, 2010 at the Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park. Born July 3, 1948 in Buffalo, NY she is daughter of the late William J. (Harriet A. Marsh) Gohr. 

Mrs. Mogavero was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church. She graduated from Meyer Memorial Nursing School and practiced as a Registered Nurse at many hospitals in the Buffalo area before retiring from Health Care Plan in West Seneca. Preceded in death by her first husband Kenneth Rybarczyk. 

She is survived by her husband Charles M. Mogavero of West Seneca; son Scott (Melissa) Rybarczyk of Buffalo; daughter Lisa J. Rybarczyk of Buffalo; step-son Samuel (Kristie) Mogavero of Hamburg; step-daughter Janine (Brian) Wilson of IN; mothers-in-law Irene Piesczynski of West Seneca; Mary Mogavero of Batavia; she was the sister of Clayton (Carol) Gohr of Orchard Park; Carol (George) Dewald of Springville; the late Jean (Robert) Dippold, the late William (Josie) Gohr and the late Grant (Joyce) Gohr. 4 Grandchildren survive along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family will be present from 4 to 7:30PM with a memorial service to follow at 7:30 PM on Wednesday September 1, 2010 at the Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapel, Inc., 4680 Clinton St. (corner of Borden Rd.) West Seneca, NY 14224. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday September 3, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to Hospice of Buffalo in Kathy’s name. Flowers are gratefully declined. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

MAGER, JOSEPHINE.jpgJosephine Emily Mager, 96, of Batavia died Sunday (August 29, 2010) at Genesee County Nursing Home.

She was born in Bethany Center on April 10, 1914 a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Dyrbala Waclawski.

Her husband Frank Mager died in 1986.

Joseph was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed family gatherings and holidays.  Crocheting and making afghans for her children and grandchildren were her favorite past times.  In past years she worked for the former E.N. Rowell Box Factory and Kisiel Die Casting Co.  For many years she worked bingo and lawn fetes at Sacred Heart Church.   She was a volunteer at the Senior Center and Genesee County Nursing Home for over 20 years.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Apostleship of Prayer.   For numerous years she was the treasurer of the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees.

Surviving are three daughers and two sons in law, Mary Lou (late James)  Klein of Batavia, Barbara and Richard Satkowski of Medina and Suzanne and Joseph Koziol of Batavia.  A son and daughter in law, Frank and Margie Mager of Alexander.  Ten grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren,  2 step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Her sister and brother in law, Joan and Ralph Torcello of Batavia.  A sister in law, Alfreda Waclawski of Virginia and a brother in law, Joseph Polec of Buffalo. 

She was the grandmother of the late Kathleen Mager and sister of the late, Helen Hunt, Julia Slusar, John Waclawski, Lt. Col. Walter Waclawski, Joseph Waclawski, Mary Dombroski, Sophie Adolph, Stella Kawacz and Frances Polec.

Friends and family may call Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Prayers will be Thursday at 8:45 AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Chrsitian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make  memorial contributions in the form of Mass Offerings or American Diabetes Assoc. 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.

The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 5:45 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AV.E, BATAVIA, NY  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Batavia - Mrs. Frances H. Slovick, 92, of Batavia, who worked in operations and programming at Doehler-Jarvis Division Of National Lead in Batavia for over 30 years, died Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the New York State Veteran's Home.

Mrs. Slovick was born December 21, 1917 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Frank and Wanda Stachowski Yasses.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and the Widow's group of the church. Mrs. Slovick also taught Data Processing at BOCES.

Her husband, John F. Slovick, died in 1975.

Survivors include three brothers, Frank (Lorraine) Yasses and Leonard Yasses, both of Batavia and Edwin (Mickey) Yasses of Stafford; three sisters, Genevieve Rudolph and Dolores Krantz, both of Batavia and Alice (Amelio) Taddei of Oakfield; several nieces and nephews including Laurie Hopkins, Sandra Hussar and Valerie Maher, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was a sister of the late Irene Bachulak, Alfreda Walton, Lorraine Maher, Theodore Yasses, and Henry Yasses.

There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers and memorials, please give your gift of time and visit an elderly family member or friend.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

Batavia - Rocco J. Zinni, 42, of Batavia, an employee at Tops Markets for the past 8 years, died suddenly, Thursday, August 26, 2010in Batavia.

Mr. Zinni was born April 30, 1968 in Batavia, a son of the late Valentine and Joan A. (Walker) Zinni.

He was a member of Ascension Parish, St. Anthony's Church and was described as “a man of few words, with a loving heart.”

Surviving are his fiancé Roxane Vanelli of Batavia; a brother, Val (Shelly) Zinni of Batavia and a nephew, Valentino Rocco Zinni of Batavia.

He was the brother of the late Joseph Zinni.  

Private services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021. Private burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements were completed by Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

 

 

DeFilippo, Eleanor.jpgEleanor F. DeFilippo, 83, of Batavia died Wednesday (August 25, 2010) at United Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born in Batavia on February 21, 1927 a daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys Wisniewski Kisiel.

Her husband, Rocco (Zock) DeFilippo died on September 14, 1991.

Mrs. DeFilippo was retired from Falcone Electric where she was a secretary for many years.  She was formerly a secretary for R. E. Chapin Manufacturing  and the former Kisiel Die Casting Co.

She enjoyed being with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Cooking, cleaning, canning and solving crossword puzzles were some of her favorite past times.  She was a member of Ascension Parish and the Polish Falconettes.

Surviving are four daughters and three sons in law: Cheryl and John Slane, Sharon Eaton, Deborah and Joseph Caruso and Roxanne and Michael Schulte all of Batavia. Eight grandchildren: Megan and Maren Slane, Paul (Jodi) Avery, Allison (Edward) Foley, Kelly Bishop, Michelle (Vincenzo) Faletti, Richard Wagner and Dana Schulte.  Three great grandchildren: Gianna Jo and Sophia Marie Faletti and Jacey Lynn Wagner.  A sister, Wanda Pulvino and a brother Henry Kisiel both of Batavia.

She was the grandmother of the late Joeph Paul Caruso III and sister of the late: Helen Johnson, Mary Pcionek, Dorothy Kujawski, Cecil Kisiel and Stanley Kisiel.

Friends and famfily may call Friday from 3 - 7 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart ).  Please assemble at church.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in the form of Mass Offerings or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Batavia - Mrs. Julia A. Burns, 90, a retired employee of the Richmond Memorial Library, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Crossroads House in Batavia.

Mrs. Burns was born October 16, 1919 in Olean, the daughter of the late Donato and Angelina Defemia Fontasia.

She was a member of and volunteered at the St. Jerome Guild, the Salvation Army and the Friends of Richmond Memorial Library.

Her husband, Edward W. Burns died in 1982. Survivors include two sons: Edward (Mary) Burns of Batavia and Patrick (Traci) Burns of Missouri; three daughters: Barbara (Peter) Corbelli of Batavia, Kathleen (Frank) Fear of Michigan and Jeanette (Buddy) Campbell of Orchard Park. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her extended family at Washington Towers.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2010 at Resurrection Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia. Memorials may be made to Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia, NY 14020 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.   Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

 

Bergen - Barry R. Aradine, 50, of Bergen, a lifelong farmer, most recently at Torrey Farms in Elba, died Friday, August 20, 2010at his home, in Bergen surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Aradine was born July 2, 1960 in Batavia, a son of Robert (Jackie Toscano) Aradine of Bergen and Bonnie (Robert) Drews Behage of Ellenton, FL. He was the grandson of Virginia Drews of Byron.

He was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He was a wonderful man who enjoyed the simple things in life and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was always a giver, never a taker. He loved his work, farming, snowmobiling, Saturday nights at the races with the 12B team, but most of all he loved his family. He was very loved by all whose lives he touched.  He will be dearly missed.

He was a member of Bergen United Methodist Church, Genesee Snow Packers and former member of the Future Farmers of America. He was a 1978 graduate of Byron Bergen High School.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife, Patricia (Zipfel) Aradine whom he married September 17, 1983; 2 sons, Brandon (Megan Mallaber) Aradine and Justin Aradine, both of Bergen, a special niece, Amy Herman of Warsaw; 2 brothers, Richard (Sharon) Aradine and Jeffrey (Liz) Aradine, both of Bergen; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, 1st Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 N. Main St., Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be distributed among various charities.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Paul T. Hermann, 44 of Batavia, NY died August 16, 2010 in the Bahamas. Born May 13, 1966 in Rochester, New York he is son of the late Gustav Hermann and Mary (Shaffer) Hubbard of Batavia. Paul loved music, computers and golfing with his son Nicholas.

Survived by his wife Sheila (Falcheck) Hermann of Batavia; sons Kevin and Nicholas Hermann; step-son Steven Falcheck; daughter Stephanie Falcheck all of Batavia; grandson Dawson Hermann along with many aunts and uncles. 

Friends may call on Wednesday August 25th from 5 to 6 PM at the Salvation Army 529 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A memorial service will follow calling hours at 6 PM. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.   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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Elba - Mrs. Nancy J. Warner, 58, of Elba a 2nd grade teacher at Elba Central School, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

Mrs. Warner was born August 23, 1951 in Batavia, a daughter of Dorothy (Newcomb) Miller of Brockport and the late Jack Miller.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed music, computers and travel.

Her husband, James H. Warner, died in August of 1994.

Survivors include a son, Andrew Warner of Elba; a daughter, Beth (Paul) Colburn of Boston, MA; a brother, David (Jean) Miller of Bergen; several nieces and nephews and a great-nephew.  

Friends may call on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, where services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elba Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058 or to the family. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Batavia - Mr. William H. Young, 59, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 15, 2010 while on vacation with his family Ocean City, New Jersey.

Mr. Young was born April 18, 1951 in Patterson, New Jersey, the son of the late Frederick and Helen Young, who survives. 

A graduate of SUNY Cobleskill and Delaware Valley College he was employed by Upstate Niagara as the Supervisor of Membership Services. He was a member of the Batavia Rotary Club, the City of Batavia Republican Committee, past president of the NYS Sanitarians Association and the Batavia Area Jaycees, past vice-president of the Batavia City School Board, the United Way Board, Youth Bureau, city Zoning Board, and the city Safety Committee. He formerly taught Defensive Driving at GCC and was an instructor for the hunter’s safety program.

Along with his mother he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Calarco Young; children; Christopher (Lauren) Young of Congers, NY, Jennifer (John) Reale and Julie (Jeff) Grover, both of East Syracuse; grandchildren; JJ Reale, Olivia Young and Lilly Grover. He was the brother of Bob Young and Linda (David) Macdonald, son-in-law of Lillian Calarco and brother-in-law of Sally Bywater, Terry (Bernard) Gabriele and Thomas Calarco. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia. Memorials may be made to UMMC Surgical Expansion Project, c/o the UMMC Foundation, 127 North St., Batavia, New York 14020. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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