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Age 71, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday afternoon January 13, 2013 at the Erie County Medical Center. He was born January 4, 1942 in Rochester, a son of the late Henry J. & Arline (Welker) Seager and also preceded in death by his son, James W. Seager in 2012.

He was the owner of Tom Seager Real Estate and Appraisal and was one of the original founders of the LeRoy Ambulance Service. A Veteran of the United States Army, he enjoyed playing cards and watching world news on CNN. Tom was a former vice president of the Batavia Area Jaycees, past president of Parents Without Partners, a local volunteer for MDA and the Jerry Lewis Telethon and he wrote frequent book reviews for the Batavia Daily News under the title, BKWMSEZ.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 25 years, Phyllis (Hottois) Seager of Batavia; loving son, Robert Seager of Batavia; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 10-11 AM on Saturday January 19, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Tom's Life will begin at 11:00 AM. Memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals of Batavia & Genesee County PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York 14021, National Parkinson's Foundation of WNY 5140 Main Street Ste 303-154 Williamsville, New York 14221 or the American Lung Association of WNY 210 John Glenn Drive Ste 3 Buffalo, New York 14228. Burial with Full Military Honors will be in Elmwood Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Joan Lois Bly, lifetime resident of Perry, New York was born to the late Arthur L. Barrows and R. Ruby Watson Barrows of Bacon Road on April 9, 1930, the youngest of five children. After her childhood on the family farm, Joan moved into the village, marrying Robert L. Bly also of Perry, on June 2, 1950. Joan’s career as a fashion model and salesperson for Lippman’s Style Shop ended with the birth of their first child. She devoted the rest of her life to caring for her family, her home and gardens and her closest friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Bly, and her two brothers Dean Barrows and Robert Barrows.

Joan is survived by her four children, Claudia Bly, Kirk Bly, Robert Bly and Meggan Humphrey; her two sisters, Laura McIntyre and Freda Reinheimer; her granddaughter, Courtney Bly; , along with nieces and nephews.

Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

In honor of Joan and her love of nature, memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, New York State Chapter, 1048 University Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


 

Wenole “Winnie” Deiter, 74 of Perry, died January 8, 2013 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born July 9, 1938 in Pike to the late Everett (Irene Burger) Ackerman. Mrs. Deiter was a longtime member of the Brick Presbyterian Church of Perry, very active in the church with women’s groups and bible studies. She volunteered for the March of Dimes and often participated in the Walkathons. Winnie was an avid bowler. She is preceded in death by a daughter Jody Jones Deiter (2000), grandson CJ Deiter (1983) and brother Lyle Ackerman (2006).
                                                                                                                        
She is survived by her beloved husband Paul Deiter of Perry; sons Collins (Donna) Deiter of Norfolk, VA; Brian (Bonnie) Deiter of Perry; daughter Theresa (Roy) Yamonaco of Leicester; brothers Gregory Ackerman of Iowa; Wendell Ackerman of Nunda; Everett Ackerman Jr. of Pike; sisters Virginia (Steve) Frazier of Gainesville; Shirley (Clark) Hurlburt of Gainesville; Mary (James) Fuss of Arcade; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM on Friday January 11, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc. at www.kidney.org.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry, please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Mary was born in Lockport, New York on October 13, 1924 a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Smith. Mrs. Massaro worked for many years at the Batavia Nursing Home as a nurses aide and was also a private home health care provider. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She is preceded in death by her husband Dominic J. Massaro who died in 2006; sons Rodney Massaro who died in 2001, Robert Massaro who died in 2011; a sister Rose Martell, brothers Harold and Norman Smith.

She is survived by a daughter; Dolly (Antoni) Kowalski of Perry. a son; Richard (Danielle) Massaro of Ohio, sister-in-law: Donna Massaro of Akron, and brother-in-law: Americo Massaro of Iowa, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, dear friends; Mike Sparling and Lisa Wheeler of Perry and JoAnne Knapp of Warsaw, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday January 14th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry). Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Perry, NY.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Church 9 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information please call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

Helen was born in Hamburg, New York on July 18, 1919 a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Feldman Frink. Mrs. Emerling worked on the family farm doing the bookwork and tending to the farms vegetable stand in Boston. They moved to Perry in 1961 when they bought the Davis farm in Perry. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish, several bridge clubs, and the mutual friends of the Perry Public Library. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, making wool hooked rugs, knitting, embroidery, quilting and she found great joy in her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerome Emerling who died in 1982 and a daughter-in-law Val Jean Emerling who died in 1980.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Mary Jo (Dale) Hewitt of Perry, Martha (Richard) Garrett of Lewes, DE., 2 sons: John (Elizabeth) Emerling of Perry and Thomas (Margaret) Emerling of Billings, MT., 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 sister-inlaws, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday January 10th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry). Interment will take place in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Boston, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perry Public Library 70 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information please call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Age 51, of Elba, died peacefully Saturday evening January 5, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 11, 1961 in Batavia, daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Ficarella) Schiavi Sr.

Lisa was the former manager at the Family Dollar Store, she enjoyed the casino, shopping at any mall, camping, baking and playing cards with her family, especially at holiday time.

Surviving are her beloved daughters, Staci (Michael) Raphael of Batavia and Amy (Scott Outman) Hall of Depew; former husband James W. Hall Jr. of Elba; brother, Lew (Phyllis) Schiavi Jr. of Spencerport; sisters, Roseanne Taylor of Oakfield and Sharon (Walter) Tucker of Rochester; granddaughter, McCayla Barnes along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 10-11 AM on Thursday January 10, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Lisa's Life will begin at 11:00 AM. Memorials in Lisa's memory are suggested to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, she will be laid to rest with her parents at St. Joseph's Cemetery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Alice Barniak, 92, of Oakfield, died Friday (January 4, 2013) at her residence.

She was born in Buffalo on June 4, 1920 a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Wozniak Siewierski.

Her husband Michael Barniak died on October 8, 2007.

Mrs. Barniak was a member of Ascension Parish and enjoyed working around her home, flower gardening and sewing. She was retired from the former GTE Sylvania Co. where she worked as an assembler.

Surviving are her children: Anthony (Elaine) Barniak of Byron, Ann (Earl) Roth of Elba and Jeanne (Tom) Covington of Ocala, FL.  Seven grandchildren: David (Lisa) Barniak, Wendy (Greg) Boetcher, Janice (John) Scott, Erik Roth, Jill (Timothy) Yasses, Karen Roth and Alan Roth. A sister, Gertrude Mason of Batavia. Twelve great grand-children and several nieces and nephews also survive along with her dog "Lady".

She is the mother of the late David Barniak who died in 1943, grandmother of the late Sheryl Covington who died in 1977 and
sister of the late: Rose Tomaszewski, Clara Klimczak, Florence Russell, Regina Dixon and Irene Wenzka.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Wednesday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  where prayers will be at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) with Rev. Eugene Slomba as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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.

Ruth Marjorie Fronk, 97 of Batavia died Wednesday Jan. 3, 2013 at home. She was born in Albany, NY April 11, 1915 and had been a Batavia resident since 1945. She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corp in WWII; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia; taught with Literacy Volunteers; was on the YMCA Board of Directors. As an Artist She belonged to many local and regional art groups as well as Longboat Key Florida; winning many art awards over the years. She was preceded in death by her husband James William Fronk (1963) and her son Jonathan Robert Fronk (1995).

She is survived by her children James A. Fronk and Deborah (Frank) Vanlandingham; her step daughter Diane (Richard) Platt; cherished granddaughters Katherine (Ted) Fronk Clark, Alyssa Fronk, and Jonna Fronk: great-grandson James Clark and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday Jan. 7, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia 300 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 on Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. For more information call (585) 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.                    

Blair was born in Brockport, New York on January 18, 1930 a son of the late E. Landis and Helen Blackford True. Mr. True was a graduate of Spencerport High School and Cornell University. He was a dairy farmer for many years with his family in Spencerport and moved to Perry in 1979 to operate True Farms with his sons. He was a town justice for 25 years with the Town of Perry. Blair was a member of the First Congregational Church of Perry Center, he was a former President of the Churchville Chili School board, a trustee for the Maple Grove Cemetery in Ogden, a member of the Farm Bureau, Dairyman’s League and Holstein Club. When he could find time for himself and family he enjoyed hunting, boating on Lake Ontario, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, ballooning, horses, and enjoying their cottage on Conesus lake. He is preceded in death by a sister Jane Richards.

He is survived by his wife; Ruth E. Mosholder True whom he married on September 11, 1954, 2 daughters; Nancy (Philip Harnden) McGuire of Spencerport and Ellen True of Livonia, 4 sons; Glenn (Amy) True of Perry, Jeffrey (Stacia) True of Perry, Brian (Diane) True of Perry and Barry (Sharon) True of Warsaw, 2 cousins; Beverly Brazill of Ca. and John Hawkins of Va.,14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Sunday Jan. 6th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry. Services will be held on Mon. Jan. 7th at 10am at the First Congregational Church of Perry Center with the Rev. David Schoobridge officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ogden, NY.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, NY 14530 or to the First Congregational Church 7205 Rt. 20A Perry, New York 14530. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Bruce R. Branton, 73 of Batavia passed away after a short illness on January 2, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born February 7, 1939 in Batavia to the late Robert T. Branton and the late Dorothy (Ray) Hamilton. Bruce was retired from Grand View Cemetery. He loved riding on his scooter with his dog Heidi and his friend Bruce around the city. Bruce also enjoyed taking his dog to the Genesee County Nursing Home to visit the residents including Everett. Mr. Branton is preceded in death by his daughter Tammy L. Branton in 1998; brother-in-law Chuck Keech; sister-in-law Margie Schum. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Peggy (Keech) Branton of Batavia; brother Gary (Nancy) Hamilton of GA; sister Jean (Steve) Zajaczkowski of Batavia; sister-in-law Jean (Mike) West of Gasport; brothers-in-law Alan Keech of Batavia; Maynard Schum of Varysburg; along with many nieces and nephews. Special friends Kelly & Trevor Day & family; Grant  & Dolan Matla & family.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee County Nursing Home Activities Fund 278 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information 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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