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Helen Tomaselli, 92, of Batavia, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2012) at Genesee County Nursing Home.  She was born in Lancaster, NY on June 5, 1920 a daughter of the late Stanley and Scholastica Olewinska Cichocki.

She was the wife of George A. Tomaselli Sr. who died in 1989.  For over 10 years, she was employed by Doehler Jarvis Co, Division of National Lead as a die cast inspector.  Her memberships include Ascension Parish, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Apostleship of Prayer.

Surviving are three sons: George A Tomaselli Jr.(Maxine Parada) of Medina, Samuel (Nancy) Tomaselli of Batavia, James Tomaselli (Connie Chatley) of E. Pembroke, Daughter, Georginne (Jack) Majerus of Batavia. Son in law, Irvin Bartz of Batavia.  Eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Brother, John (Elaine) Cichocki of Akron and sister in law Barbara Cichocki of Medina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is the mother of the late Diane Bartz who died in 2011, mother in law of the late Joann Tomaselli who died in 2000,  grandmother of the late Risa Helene Bartz and Richard Allen Tomaselli and sister of the late Agnes Spiotta, Stephen Cichocki, Bertha Kopcieowski, Antonia Nayman, Sophie Adamczyk, Michael and Walter Cichocki.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA on Friday from 4 - 8pm. Prayers will be Saturday at 9:15am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the rosary at the funeral home on Friday at 3:30pm. 

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.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor.

 

Michael J. Shultz, age 48, of Oberlin, LA formerly of Batavia, NY, died Monday November 5, 2012 at CHRISTUS ST. PATRICK Hospital in Lake Charles, LA. He was born March 11, 1964 in Batavia, a son of Alan Shultz of Byron and the late Mary (Hale) Shultz, also prceeded in death by his brother Billy Shultz.

     Michael was a member and regularly attended the City Church before he moved to Louisiana and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

     Surviving along with his father, a sister, Jodi (Doug) Russo of Batavia; brothers, John (Debbie) Shultz of LeRoy, Jeff (Diane) Shultz of Batavia and Terry (Felicia) Shultz of NC; his companion with whom he resided, Vanessa Victorian of LA along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

     Family and friends may visit from 1-3 PM on Saturday November 10, 2012 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM. Memorials in Michael's memory are suggested to the Spina Bifida Association of Western New York 137 Warner Ave. Tonawanda, New York 14120. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery and for more information please call Micahel at (585)343-7500.

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

Edward L. King, 81of Oakfield, died October 27, 2012 peacefully at his home. He was born January 9, 1931 in Tide, PA to the late Lowry J. (Alice L.) King. Mr. King was a United States Air Force Veteran and served his country proudly for 14 years. He was retired from US Gypsum in Oakfield and was a member of the West Barre United Methodist Church. Ed loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Eileen J. (Hockenberry) King who passed in 2008; two sisters Della Guiste and Romayne Wheeler.

He is survived by sons Edward (Marlene), Ronald (Ava) King both of Batavia; daughters Kathy (Edward) Kastelic, Sharon King both of Oakfield; Robin (Tom Baker) Kirkum of Alabama; Tammy King of Oakfield; grandchildren Candy (Chris) Manes; Michelle (Ralph) Esten; Edward (Carie) Kastelic; Ritchie (Jennifer) Kirkum; Jason and Jared Kirkum; Megan, Christine, Brian, Edward (Stephanie) King; Deanna (David) Bellavia; Lisa (Brad) Mazur; 15 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 30, 2012 from 12 Noon to 2 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will follow calling hours on Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute at www.roswellpark.org. 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.

Ferris B. Hazlett II, 77 of Batavia died Saturday October 27, 2012 at the Crossroads House in Batavia. He was born October 5, 1935 in Sabinsville, PA to the late Ferris B. (Marie McCann) Hazlett. Mr. Hazlett was retired from Ausmus Trucking in Tonawanda. He was a longtime member of St. James Episcopal Church. Ferris loved auto racing especially NASCAR, he was an avid L.A. Dodgers fan, and loved camping at Silver Lake. He was predeceased by his wife of Carole (Penders) Hazlett; a brother Edwin Hazlett; sisters Elizabeth Ferris, Margaret Ackler and Sally Devling.

He is survived by sons Ferris B. (Bonnie) Hazlett III of E. Bethany; Kenneth (Darlene Higgins), Thomas (Cathi) Hazlett both of Batavia; daughters Sheryl Hazlett, Grace (Richard) Stewart, Michelle Hazlett all of Batavia; Lisa (Robert) Doran of Pavilion; brother Robert (Betty) Hazlett of Elkland, PA; sister Mary (Jerry) Swartz of Alleghany; sister-in-law Marcia Hazlett of Holand, NY; cherished grandchildren Nicole, Angelique, Erica, Shawn, Kelli, Jessica, Jordyn, Caroline, Will and Rebecca, great-grandchildren Paige, Brynn and Lloyd; proud owner of Tasker the dog along with many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Monday October 29, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church 405 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020 on Tuesday October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Pavilion Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org, Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. or Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. 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.

Clayton G. Schwab, 66, of Elma, NY and formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday (October 24, 2012) at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Batavia, NY on April 10, 1946, a son of the late Loren Schwab and Thelma Wagner Schwab of Batavia.

Clayton was a Vietnam Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army Green Berets Special Forces. He was a former Deputy Sheriff for Genesee County and was a Vascular Sales Representative for Unetixs Vascular, prior to his retirement.

Mr. Schwab was an avid hunter and enjoyed storytelling, traveling and riding his motorcycle.  He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Ohio, where he traveled on several mission trips.   Clayton and his wife also attended The Chapel in Getzville, NY.  But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving besides his mother, is his wife of 22 years, Beverly Ehrhardt Schwab of Elma. Daughter, Tamara Boothe of Florida. Grandchildren, Leo Schwab, Shona (Matthew) Ramos and Loren Clayton Schwab. Great-granddaughter, Abrianna. God children, Samantha, Brittney and Nicholas Meek. Sisters, Bonnie Morgan of Batavia and Kathleen Sparks of Williamson, NY. Father in-law and mother in-law, Robert and Martha Ehrhardt of North Chili, NY.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Friends may gather to share memories and condolences with the family on Sunday (October 28th) from 2-5pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where services will be Monday at 11am, officiated by Pastor Lud Golz.

Interment with full military honors will be in North Byron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

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 Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Thomas A. Sabo, 55, of Beaver, Pennsylvania, died October 23, 2012 after a brief illness. The last weeks of Tom’s life were spent in Katy, Texas, in the home of his sister Lynn (Robert) Guzik.  He was under hospice care while in Texas with his mother and sisters embracing him with love and care. He had the joy of being surrounded by his beloved nieces.

Mr. Sabo was born February 17, 1957 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, the son of Jean Henderson and the late Thomas C. Sabo. Tom spent most of his life employed as a mechanical engineer. He was a kind, intelligent, good man with a beautiful smile and a great sense of humor. He made us laugh many times during his last days. He spent his life studying the Bible and worshipping the Lord. If you had the pleasure of meeting him, you loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, the late Thomas C. Sabo.

In addition to his mother Jean Henderson, Tom is survived by sisters Joanne (James) Pero of Batavia, NY.,  Mary (Joseph) Patton of Allentown, Pa., Lynn ( Robert) Guzik of Katy, Texas, and nephews and nieces Alecia (Kaus), Jennifer (Sullivan), Zachary and James Pero, Jenny, Thomas and Anna Patton and Claire and Leah Guzik. He is also survived by many wonderful cousins and friends.

A service in celebration of his life will be held on November 23, 2012 in Beaver, Pennsylvania.  Details will follow.

The family requests memorials are made to NAMI Pennsylvania (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at 2149 North 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA 17110-1005.

 

Batavia - Florence L. Jannain, 84, of Batavia passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Jannain was born December 23, 1927 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Blood. 

Mrs. Jannain was a past president of the VFW  Ladies Auxillary and was very active in the Pavilion Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles, especially crosswords.  She loved spending time with her family and was a dedicated collector of various knickknacks.

She was the wife of the late Lester N. Jannain, who died in 1996.

Surviving are her children, Linda (William) Jannain-Hume of East Bethany, Marcia Reeser of Pheonix, AZ, and Raymond Jannain of Rochester.  She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters as well as nieces and nephews.

Florence is preceded in death by a son, James Lester Jannain, and daughters, Victoria Rockefeller and Cynthia Jannain.  

Friends may call on Saturday from 11- 12 Noon at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Flowers are gratefully declined and memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228.  Burial will be in Oatka Cemetery, Pavilion.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Sarah M. Passamonte, 87 of Batavia, died October 22, 2012 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born September 27, 1925 in Batavia to the late Samuel (Antoinette Irrera) Oddo Sr.. Mrs. Passamonte was retired from Off Track Betting in Batavia and was a member of St. Anthony’s Church for many years. She loved to cook, bake and spend time with her family. She is preceded in death by her brothers Nicholas, William, Anthony Oddo and a sister Angeline M. Oliver.  

She is survived by her beloved husband Charles Passamonte Jr.; brothers Joseph (Frances); Samuel (Theresa); Richard (Donna) Oddo all of Batavia; sisters Katherine (Bart) Turchiarelli of Williamsville; Anne (Nicholas) DiStefano of West Seneca along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Thursday October 25, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:30 AM on Friday October 26, 2012 at the Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.       

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

     Age 49, of Buffalo/Batavia, formerly of Plymouth, ME died peacefully Thursday morning October 18, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 26, 1963 in Pittsfield, ME a daughter of the late Kenneth & Jeanne (Langley) Bubar.

     Teresa was a groom at Batavia Downs and Buffalo Raceway. A wonderful mother who worked hard all her life with the horses she loved so much.

     Surviving are her loving children, son, Samuel S. Smith and daughter, Mae J. Smith both of Buffalo; her companion of 26 years, Carl Smith of Buffalo; sisters, Suzy (Robert) Hamilton, Tori Bubar; brothers, James Fletcher, Kenneth (Lorie) Bubar Jr. & Kevin (Trisha) Bubar; step-mother, Janice Bubar; step-sister, Martha Knight all of Maine along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

     Services will be held privatley by the family with burial in the Detroit Village Cemetery, Detroit, ME. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Teresa's memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

     

Alabama - Barbara Jean Kingdom, 66, of Alabama, a Cook at Oakfield - Alabama School, passed away Friday evening, (October 19, 2012) at her home.

Mrs. Kingdom was born July 3, 1946 in Batavia, a daughter of the late George and Pauline (Brydges) Mills.

Barb had a love of flowers, and the holidays. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed helping on the family farm. Mrs. Kingdom enjoyed feeding hummingbirds and traveling with her cousins. Most of all, she loved her family. There was a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, and she was always there for them.

She is the wife of the late Leonard Kingdom, who died in 1995.

Survivors include one son, Brian Kingdom and one daughter, Joyce Kingdom both of Alabama; four brothers, Robert Mills, Olin (Lynne) Mills, George (Toni) Mills, and John Mills all of Alabama; and a brother-in-law, Lyle (Betty) Starkweather of Alabama. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Barbara is preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Starkweather.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where Barb’s Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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