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Corfu - Donald M. Chittenden, 60, of Corfu, passed away Thursday (February 28, 2013) at the Batavia Veterans Hospital.

Don was born July 24, 1952, in Batavia, a son of Myron Chittenden and the late Elaine (Schmidt) Chittenden. He worked at farming in his younger years and then worked for the Town of Pembroke Highway Department. Don served in the United States Army. Don was the husband of Jill M. (Bower) Chittenden, who passed away January 15, 2010.

Along with his Dad, surviving are Don's children; Jessica Chittenden and Edward (Shelly) Chittenden;  grandchildren; Devon Sargent, Drake Sargent, Savannah Sargent, Edison Chittenden, Molly Chittenden and Evelyn Chittenden; his brothers and sisters, Chris Chittenden, Frank (Sue) Chittenden, Betty Chittenden and Emily (John) Koch. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.


Nancy E. Hall, 67, of Batavia, died Thursday (February 28, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born in Ossining, NY on May 25, 1945, a daughter of the late David and Violet Donkin Harris. 

Mrs. Hall was an accountant, payroll officer and buyer expeditor for the former Eaton-Yale & Towne Corp. of Batavia.

Nancy was a very talented musician being an accomplished piano player.  She loved flower gardens and reading about England.

Surviving is her husband, Larry Hall.  A daughter and son in law, Jan and Bob Vanklootwyk of Agoura Hills, CA,  a son, Michael Hall of Batavia and a step daughter and son in law, Dawn and Mark Shaw of Attica.

Those desiring may made memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Genesee County Unit, and P.O. Box 365, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Services will be at a date to be announced.


Batavia - Joanne Topolski, 57, of Batavia,  died Tuesday (February 26, 2013) at Strong Hospital after a lengthy illness. 

She was born on May 23, 1955, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Topolski.

Enjoying life as an avid horse and cow show person in her younger years,  Joanne also enjoyed painting, drawing, baking, and crafts.
Joanne's love of teaching began at St. Joseph’s School teaching 6th grade and Jr. High, and continued instruction in social studies at Batavia Middle School and Batavia High School.  Joanne retired after a total of 17 years in education.

She is the beloved sister of Carol & Rosalie Topolski, Nick (Lisa) DiFalco, and niece of Theresa Williams and Joanne Mazur, along with the loving care of Shirley Farley & Barb Zalar.

There are no calling hours.  A Christian mass will be held at Mary Immaculate Church, Rt. 63, E. Bethany on Friday at 5 p.m. 

Following the services, everyone is invited to the family home.

Monetary donations may be sent to the family for a scholarship in memory of Joanne for a graduating senior at Batavia High School.

John Cody Printup, 82, of Batavia, died Tuesday (February 26, 2013) at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in the Town of Alabama on June 13, 1930 a son of the late Cody and Florence Patterson Printup.

Mr. Printup was retired from Iron Workers Union Local # 33 in Rochester.  He served with the US Army during the Korean War and was the recipient of the United States Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and a  Purple Heart.

Surviving is his wife, Dorothy M. White Printup, three daughters, Patricia (Gerard) Potrzebowski of Batavia, Jody L. Printup of Batavia and Mary B. Printup of Batavia.  A son, John C. Printup Jr. of Batavia.  Four grandchildren, Naomi (Jeff) Hansen, Angus Abrams, Brett Judd and Aaron Printup.  A great grandson, Drew Hansen.   He was the father of the late Laurie Printup Judd and brother of the late, Arlene Logan, Patricia Logan, Gerald "Jim" Printup, Shirley Gaye Pritt, James "Flo" Printup and Neal Printup.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, fond memories and condolences with the family on Thursday from 4 - 8 pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where services will be Friday at 10am with Rev. Robert Dean officiating.   Interment will be in Grand View Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Those desiring may make memorials to The Chosin Few, C/O Frank Kaiser, 421 Lynnhaven Dr. Charleston, W. VA   25302.    

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


Suzanne Rene Poodry, 65, of Batavia, died Tuesday (February 25, 2013) at Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Buffalo on January 24, 1948, a daughter of the late Royden and Julia Crouse Poodry.

Ms. Poodry was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton Business Institute and attended SUNY Buffalo.  She was an office worker for Strippitt Co. in Akron for many years.

Surviving are two sisters, Janice (Guy) Falcone of So. Weymouth, MA and Wilma (Angelo) Ianni of Akron.  A nephew, Anthony (Stormy) Falcone and a niece, Deborah (Matt) Bace.  She is the sister of the late, Neal Poodry.

Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.


Age 86, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday morning February 24, 2013 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility. She was born March 14, 1926 in Washington, DC, a daughter, of the late Linwood D. & Agnes S. (McKnight) Eichelbeger, also preceded in death by her husband, James V. Pontillo Sr.; son, James V. Pontillo Jr.; sister, Mary V. Cook and granddaughter, Jeanne V. Pontillo

She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church and also attended the Faith Community Chapel. A switchboard operator in Washington before moving to Batavia where she was head teller for the former Marine Midland Bank. Jeanne was always active in Notre Dame High School while her children attended. She will be remembered as a loving, caring mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and baking.

Surviving are her loving daughters, Carol J. Carney of North Carolina and Linda (Joseph) Pratt of Ohio; brothers, Alfred (Anita) Eichelberger and James Eichelberger both of Maryland; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Friday March 1, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday March 2. Memorials in Jeanne’s memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Burial will be alongside her beloved husband in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.



Scott R. Paul, 57 of Batavia, died February 26, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born August 8, 1955 in Auburn, NY to Robert (Yvonne) Paul of Perinton, NY and the late Helen (Cregg) Paul. Scott owned and operated Center Street Smokehouse with his brother Cregg. He loved graphic design and did all of the graphic design work for the restaurant along with designing the interior of the building with Cregg. He graduated from the University of Maryland and went on to work at Booz Allen. Scott was an avid golfer that loved music, photography and played the guitar. He is preceded in death by a sister Ellen Shucker.

He is survived by his beloved companion Donna Sullivan of Batavia; father Robert (Yvonne) Pual of Perinton; brother Cregg Paul of Batavia; sisters Lisa (Ron) Benke of Greece; Denise (Jim) Peterson of East Rochester; Amy (Robert) Digby, Jennifer (Craig) Coughlin both of Virginia along with 7 nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Scott’s life for family and close friends will take place on Friday March 1st from 1 to 4 PM at Center Street Smokehouse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 4th 10:30 AM at Holy Family Church 85 North Street Auburn, NY 13021. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn.

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


Stafford – Harley M. Hunneyman, 92, of Stafford, passed away on Tuesday, (February 26, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Mr. Hunneyman was born July 15, 1920 in LaFargeville, NY, a son of the late Erle S. and Lottie (Decker) Hunneyman.

He served during World War II with the Army Air Corps and was in the Aleutian Islands.  Harley was a member of the Moose, VFW and the American Legion.  He was a lifetime carpenter and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family.

Harley’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Michelle and Becky for all of the care they showed him.  It will never be forgotten.  

He is the husband of the late Jean (Chapell) Hunneyman who passed away in 2005.

Surviving are his sons, Gary (Carolyn) Hunneyman of Las Vegas, Craig (Carol) Hunneyman of Huntington Beach, CA, and Mark Hunneyman of Rochester; a grandson, Chaston Hunneyman of Huntington Beach, CA.  A sister-in-law, Sandy Hunneyman of Cape Vincent, NY also survives.

Harley is preceded in death by his brothers, Roger, Erle (late Pauline), Lyle (late Helen) and Ralph Hunneyman as well as his sisters, Violet Hunneyman and Catherine (late Jim) Cummins.  

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen, where Harley’s Funeral Services will immediately follow calling at 6:00.  The family asks for the courtesy of no flowers.  Please consider making memorials in Harley’s name Honor Flight, PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14629 or VA of Western NY, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in Byron Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Surfside Beach, SC - Mrs. Margaret K. Saunders, 85, of Surfside Beach, SC and formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday (February 20, 2013) peacefully at her home with her husband at her side.

Mrs. Saunders was born October 24, 1927 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Smith) Klue and the sister of the late Wally Klue.

A native of Batavia Margaret worked for over 30 years providing the community with financial services starting out at Genesee County Savings and Loan in her early 20’s and working her way up to Vice President prior to its acquisition by Dime Banking Savings and Loan Association in 1974 where she worked for an additional 10 years.  She continued to serve the community at the Tonawanda Federal Credit Union until her retirement.  Through the years she was affiliated and active with a variety of organizations including the Quota Club, the Methodist Church, and the Grandview Cemetery.  Margaret was a kind, loving, compassionate and generous wife, mother and friend to many who had a great love for animals and her flowers. 

She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Richard A. Saunders, whom she married July 14, 1951; her two sons, Rick Saunders and his wife Lou of Batavia, and Jeff Saunders of New York City; and her three grandchildren, Jennifer Baier and her husband Randy and her great grandson, Aiden Baier of North Carolina, Amanda Saunders of New York City and Kevin Saunders of Batavia.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

George Joy, 65, of George Road, Maynard, MA, died suddenly, Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Batavia, NY on June 14, 1947 son of the late Joseph T. and Josephine (Gallo) Joy. He was the husband of Linda A. (Balonek) Joy and they had been Maynard residents since 1978. Mr. Joy had been a manager at Digital Equipment Corp. formerly in Maynard and later for local gasoline stations before retiring. He was an avid bowler and collector car enthusiast and was a member of the Maynard Area Auto Club. He drove his El Camino carrying the Red Sox Green Monster "Wally" in December's Christmas Parade in Maynard. In recent years he enjoyed fishing, kayaking and dominoes with his neighbor.

In addition to his wife he leaves his son Jeffrey Joy of Columbia, MD, his daughter Beth A. Garbitt of Dennis; his beloved grandchildren: Madeline J. Joy, Emily Joy Garbitt, Olivia J. Joy and Matthew David Garbitt and two brothers Russell Joy of NY and Michael Joy of CA. He was predeceased by a daughter Kristi Lyn Joy.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced.

Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to a fund established for his grandchildren's continuing education c/o Jeffrey G. Joy, 6983 Newberry Dr. Columbia, MD 21044. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.fowler-kennedy.com. Arrangements completed by Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Service, Inc. 42 Concord St. Maynard, MA 01754.


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