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Doris R. Gibney, 88 of Perry, died December 12, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in East Bethany, NY on July 6, 1923 to the late Walter (Matilda McLernon) Robinson. Mrs. Gibney taught 3rd grade at the Perry Elementary School for many years. She was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Gibney was a caring, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and was well-liked by all she knew. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband James S. Gibney (2008), brother Hugh Robinson and sister Alice Zangerle. 

She is survived by  her son David (Rita) Gibney of MD; daughters Ann (Peter) Straub of Thailand; Jane (Robert) Parker of Perry; sister Sarah Hammond of Mt. Morris, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Friday December 16, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM on January 7, 2012 at the Brick Presbyterian Church 6 Church St. Perry, New York 14530. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Brick Presbyterian Church 6 Church St. Perry, NY 14530.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


 

William J. Wymer, 89 of Brockport, died Monday (December 12, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Luthersburg, PA on July 21, 1922, the son of the late William and Mary Kridler Wymer.

William was an Army Veteran of WWII and was retired from Union Carbide in Niagara Falls, NY as a metalurgical tech. He was a member of the V.F.W. and D.A.V..

Survivors include a daughter and son in-law, Kathryn (Raymond) Johnson of Brockport. Son, Philip Wymer of Bradenton, FL.  Sister, Jayne Ruppert of Dubois, PA. Four grandchildren, Lisa Johnson, Eric (Karen) Johnson, Kelli Lovette and Philip Scott Wymer.

William was predeceased by his beloved wife, Eileen Voutour Wymer.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. 

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Larry N. Capuano, 85 of Batavia, died Sunday (December 11, 2011) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born in Batavia on December 13, 1925, the son of the late Frank and Lucy Cottichio Capuano.

Larry was a Navy Veteran of WWII and a bartender at the former Mancuso Restaurant  in Batavia for 45 years.  He was also a member of St. Anthony’s Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Louise Grasso Capuano of Batavia. Three sons, Gary (Laura) Capuano of Batavia, Dennis (Pam) Capuano of Alexander and Donald (Cheryl) Capuano of Byron. Two daughters, Linda Baker and Karen Capuano, both of Batavia.  Sister, Loretta (Jerry) Greco of Batavia. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was the father of the late David Capuano, father in-law of the late James Baker and brother of the late Marie Capuano, Vincent Capuano, Sal Capuano and Anita Capuano.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday (Dec. 13th), 11:30am at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony Site). Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Batavia- Mr. David V. Gates, 70, office manager at Statewide Machinery in Rochester died Friday, December 9, 2011at Highland Health System, in Rochester following a brief illness.

Mr. Gates was born February 10, 1941 in Weedsport, NY, the son of the late Charles and Ruth Tucker Gates.

He was a sales associate for Bob Harris Realty in Batavia, a member of Stafford Country Club, the Polish Falcons and formerly belonged to the BPO Elks and the St. Nick’s Club.  Always conscientious about physical fitness and exercising he was most proud of his “Silver Sneakers” award presented to him by the YMCA.  He was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and always enjoyed attending the games.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia F. Bielowicz Gates whom he married November 9, 1963.

Survivors also include one son; Craig (Tina) Gates; two daughters; Kim (Philip) Marcello and Kristen (Todd) Gates, all  of Batavia; one brother, Daryl (Laura) Gates of Michigan and one sister, Sarah (Kenneth) Walker of Ithaca, NY. He was the grandfather of Alex and A. J. Marcello, Calla Gates and Colton and Macey Martin.  He was the brother of the late Roger Gates.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 12, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 E. Main Street, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to American Lung Association Of Western New York, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 or the American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.   

Age 81, of Batavia died peacefully Thursday morning December 8, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 3, 1930 in Batavia, NY daughter of the late Anthony (Mary Garofalo) Tenebruso, also preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Zanghi, Rose Mary Battaglia, infant grandson Robert Michael Jensen, her father and mother-in-law Donato (Assunta Bellucci) Berardini. She was retired from GTE Sylvania, a lifelong member of Ascension Parish and its Altar & Rosary Society, the St. Michael's Society and Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation. Angie was a founding member of the St. Nicholas Women's Auxiliary and a past president, an active member of her 1947 reunion committee. She enjoyed ceramics, the casino and travelling to visit her kids and grandkids. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports.

Surviving is her husband of 57 years Donald A. Berardini of Batavia; her beloved children Donald A. Jr. (Terri) of Lake Forest, IL; Michael (late Lisa) of N. Chili; Brian (Frances) of Clayton, NC; Paul of Batavia; Suzanne (Donald) Jensen of Binghamton and Eva (Steven) Owens of Clayton, NC; loving brothers and sisters Rocco Tenebruso; Anthony (Marcia) Tenebruso; Mary "Mickey" (Roger) Grazioplene all of Batavia and Anna (Jack) Hamner of CA; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law Anthony Battaglia of Batavia; Richard (Josie) Berardini of Webster; Robert (Susan) Berardini; Diane (Jerry) Martino both of Batavia and Betty Daly of AZ along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 1-4 & 6-9 PM Friday December 9, 2011 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 Saturday December 10 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Memorials in Angie's memory are suggested to the Adult Day Care Program at the Genesee County Nursing Home or a charity of the donor's choice. For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

Angie's family wishes to sincerely thank the nurses on the 2nd floor (Comfort Care Staff) at UMMC and the love and support she received from the Adult Day Care Program Staff at the Nursing Home.

THE FAMILY OF ANGIE M. BERARDINI IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

 

Angelo L. Seppe, 89 of Batavia, died December 4, 2011at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born September 19, 1922 in Batavia, New York to the late Frank (Angeline Gustaferro) Seppe. Mr. Seppe was a 23 year navy veteran retiring as Chief Warrant Officer. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict enlisting in 1942 and retiring in 1964. He served on the USS Philippine Sea, USS Midway, USS Intrepid, USS Jupiter and USS Nitro. He also was stationed at Norfolk, VA, in Brazil with the Fleet Air Wing 16, Corpus Christi, Texas; Patuxen River, MD and New York City, NY. During his service he was awarded the following medals – American Campaign Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European, Africa, Middle East Campaign Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal three times. He was also retired from GTE Sylvania, and a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s). He is preceded in death by his wife Olive Norris Seppe in 2009, brothers Philip, Carl, Dominic, Louis and Gabriel Seppe, sisters Bridget Aquino, Rose Seppe and Josephine Battaglia. 

He is survived by many nieces and nephews in the Aquino, Seppe and Battaglia families. 

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday December 9, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church), 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested 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.

   
 


 

Charles R. Pero, 83, founder and proprietor for over 50 years of Charles R. Pero Plumbing and Heating, died Saturday, December 3, 2011at Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Pero was born September 29, 1928 in Rochester, the son of the late Charles R. and Adeline Colaianni Pero.  He was a member of Ascension Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, where for many years he and his family operated the food stand at the annual lawn fete. He also belonged to the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Holy Name Society of the Church and was a member of the American Engineering Association.

 His wife, Marien Pixley Pero died May 17, 2005 and he was the grandfather of the late Michael Napoleone.

Survivors include two sons; Charles (Linda) Pero of Buffalo and David (Trish) Pero of Batavia; two daughters: Adelyn Pero of Florida and Laurie (Mark) Napoleone of Batavia; nine grandchildren, Amy Southcott, Michael (Beth) Pero, Nick Pero, David (Heather) Pero, Jeffrey Pero, Gina Pero, Mark Napoleone, Ashley Napoleone and Christen Napoleone. Six great grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, PO Box 267, Batavia, NY  14020, (www.michaelshope.org) or the Buffalo Christian Center, 512 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY  14202.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

 

Ruth E. Charvella, 84 of Batavia, died December 3, 2011at Crossroads House. She was born December 19, 1926 in Buffalo to the late William (Ella Mallewsky) Schosek. Mrs. Charvella worked for many years at the Batavia Restaurant Supply. Ruth was longtime member of Resurrection Parish. She was an avid reader that liked to cook and garden. Mrs. Charvella loved to entertain, especially spending time with her family and friends at their cottage. She is preceded in death by a brother Ray Schosek and a sister Ethel Perrone.    
                                                                                                                        
She is survived by her husband Charles F. Charvella; sons Charles P. “Skip” (Karen Pompa) Charvella; Michael P. (Beverly) Charvella of Batavia; grandsons Stefan, Nathan (Paula), Christopher Charvella; great-grandchildren Ashton, Brady, Morgan, Mila Charvella; brother William (Betty) Schosek of FL; sisters Dorothy Tupper of Clarence; Shirley Williams of E. Bethany; Hazel Brownell of LeRoy along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 6, 2011 from 4 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday December 7, 2011 at Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 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.


 

                                  

LeRoy- Mr. John R. Smith, 83, of LeRoy, a retired employee of Rochester Telephone and Batavia Downs died Monday (November 28, 2011)at Highland Health System in Rochester.

Mr. Smith was born August 6, 1928 in Hornell, a son of the late Daniel P. and Mary Jane (Reese) Smith.

He served with the US Army from 1950 to 1952 and belonged to the Botts-Fiorito American Legion Post in LeRoy. He was a member of East Bethany Presbyterian Church and Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Exempts.

Surviving is his wife, Elma L. (Glor) Smith whom he married April 4, 1953; two sons, Jeffrey R. (Theresa) Smith of LeRoy and Gregory Smith of Georgia; two sisters, Diane Wheatley of Batavia and Nancy (Charles) Rieks of Florida and a twin brother, James (Agnes) Smith of East Bethany.

He was the grandfather of Maggie, Allison, Matthew and Ryan Elizabeth Smith.   His loving companion pet, “Cool Cat” also predeceased him.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the East Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5735 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany.  Burial with Military Honors will be in East Bethany Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, East Bethany Presbyterian Church or to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

 

Paul R. Courter, 64 of Batavia, died peacefully on Saturday (November 26, 2011) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in the Town of Tonawanda, NY on June 24, 1947, the son of the late John and Cathlyn Lienert Courter.

Paul was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting and was the owner of Paul R. Courter, CPA in Batavia.  Paul was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Sharyl Welsh Courter of Batavia.  Son and daughter in-law, Andrew Paul (Ashley) Courter of Bristow, VA.  Daughter, Karen Courter of Batavia. Grandson, Ryan. Sisters, Diane Courter of Grand Island and Peggy Getman of Buffalo. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Carl Courter and Cathlyn Saylor.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 pm & 6-9pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A funeral service will be Wednesday 11am at the funeral home.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., P.O. Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642.

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 P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

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