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Mary M. Barone, 91 of Batavia, passed away on April 23, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born December 1, 1921 in Oakfield to the late Anthony (Florence Puccio) Ficarella. Mrs. Barone was a housewife who enjoyed baking and cooking. Her specialty was cream puffs and Italian cookies; over the years, many people enjoyed her talented baking. She also enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Louis R. Barone, Jr.; daughter Shirley Barone Yasses; brothers Alphonso (Mary) Ficarella, Frank (Sarah) Ficarella, Charles (Josephine) Ficarella; sisters Rose (Lewis) Schiavi, Florence (Robert) DeFreze; brother-in-law Frederick Hamilton; son-in-law Anthony J. Battaglia, Jr. 

Survivors include her son Louis (Marilyn) Barone of Niskayuna, NY; daughter Diane Sochalec of Batavia; brother Sam (Nancy) Ficarella; sister Pauline Hamilton; 4 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday April 24, 2013 from 7 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday April 25, 2013 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.    

Flowers gratefully declined; memorials may be made to the family or the donor’s choice. 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.
 

LeRoy ~ Russell A. Harvie, age 60, of Myrtle Street, passed away at home Sunday afternoon (April 21, 2013).

     He was born March 6, 1953 in Batavia, a son of the late Ross Harvie and Ruth Brady Harvie.

     Russ will be remembered for his quick, witty sense of humor and his kind heart.  He was a dear friend to many and maintained many extended friendships.

     He is survived by his dear mother, Ruth Harvie of LeRoy, daughter, Sophie (Dolan Matla) Carmichael of New Orleans and son, Ian Harvie of CA, sisters; Judy (Terry) Hair of TN, Ellen (Cliff) Faull of NC, Susan (Jeffery) Carmichael of CA and Patricia (Brian) Williams of LeRoy, brother, Stephen Harvie of RI, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bruce (Cindy) Haynes of LeRoy, a special nephew, Clif Williams, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his dad, he was also predeceased by his wife, Linda “Mona” Haynes Harvie.

     Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Thursday from 2 ~ 4 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, 8700 Lake Road (Rt 19 north), LeRoy, where a Memorial Celebration of Russ’ Life will be held at 4 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., P. O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021 

Cecelia V. Cino, 88, of Rochester and formerly of Batavia, died peacefully on Thursday (April 18, 2013) at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

She was born in Lancaster, NY on May 26, 1924, a daughter of the late Stanley and Catherine Zwolinski Dzierzanowski.

She was a homemaker for most of her life and enjoyed reading.  She was also a member of the Albion American Legion Post Auxillary.

Cecelia was the wife of the late Samuel J. Cino who died in 1996.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter in-law, Philip Shultz of Ogden and Vincent (Glenda) Cino of East Bethany.  Brother in-law, Edward Dyrbala of Rochester.  Sister in-law, Julia Dzierzanowski of Batavia.  Also survived by nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Virginia Dyrbala and Ben Dzierzanowski.

Friends are cordially invited to share condolences, thoughts and fond memories with the family on Thursday morning from 9:30am – 11:30am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where prayers will be recited at 11:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church).

Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in the form of Mass Offerings.

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.

Elba - Josephine Boldt, 76, of Elba, passed away Monday, (April 22, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Boldt was born August 19, 1936 in Geneva, a daughter of the late Antonio and Carmella (Picone) DiAntonio.

Josephine was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish - Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site as well as the Elba Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and was a good Christian.  She loved cooking; especially canning, and took great pleasure in gardening and feeding the birds.

She is the wife of Eugene Boldt, of Elba, whom she married July 19, 2003.

Surviving along with her husband are her children, Michael (Deborah) Gualtieri of LeRoy, Donna (John) Crowley of Albany, and John Gualtieri of Farmington; step-children, Dennis (Linda) Boldt of Medina, Douglas Boldt of Batavia, Diane (Jim) Snyder of Elba, and Gary (Diane) Boldt of Elba; a sister, Sarah (Eugene) Evangelista of Geneva.  16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Boldt is preceded in death by her first husband, Donato Gualtieri, who passed away in 1999 and her siblings, Angelo (late Clara) DiAntonio and Mary (late Salvatore) Nardozzi.   

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Josephine’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday (April 25, 2013) at St. Padre Pio Parish - Our Lady Of Fatima Worship Site, 65 South Main St., Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Program - Office of Advancement at Strong Memorial Hospital, PO Box 278996, 300 E. River Rd., Rochester, NY 14627 or online www.urmc.rochester.edu/medicine/palliative-care/.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Oakfield  - Mrs. Irene R. Michalak, 94, a retired food service employee at the Oakfield - Alabama School and St. Jerome Hospital, died April 20, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Michalak was born September 21, 1918 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Gregory and Mary  (Wesolowski) Dymczak.

A lifetime member of St. Padre Pio Parish she prayed the Rosary daily and had a special affinity for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  She also belonged to the St. Jerome Guild. 

 She was the wife of the late Anthony Michalak, who died in 1968, mother of Dorothy Bishop who died in 2008 and Robert Michalak who died in 2010.

Survivors include two sons; Anthony (Peggy) Michalak of Basom and John (Patti) Michalak of Batavia; a     daughter-in-law, Susan Michalak of Batavia and a son-in-law, John Bishop of Texas.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 3 great great granchildren.

Mrs. Michalak enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Church, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Memorials may be made to the LeRoy Village Green Activities Fund, 10 Munson St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. NY  14125.  Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Robert H. Carlson, 91 of Williamsville died Saturday April 20, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born September 1, 1921 to the late Henry (Elsa Johnson) Carlson. Mr. Carlson was a WWII Navy Seabees Veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife Carol L. (Vallier) Carlson; son-in-law Fredrick Fletcher; brother Eric “Gordy” Carlson; sisters Betty Nuhn, Doris Schmidt, Janice VanSteenburg, Jean Wiegel.

He is survived by his beloved daughters Sharon Fletcher, Linda Wheeler, Patricia, Donna Carlson, Shirley (Richard) Yeates, Nancy Carlson, Dianne (Kevin) Colling, Holley (Paul) Laudico; 18 grandchildren, 17 great and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be private. Interment will take place at Acacia Park Cemetery in Tonawanda.

Memorials may be made to the NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.                                                                                        

 


 

Peggy A. McBride, 58 of East Bethany , died Wednesday April 17, 2013 at the Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born October 28, 1954 in Batavia to the late Herbert (Gloria Kinney) Scroger. Mrs. McBride worked for 32 years at Angelica Textiles in Batavia. She loved spending time with her friends, co workers and family.

She is survived by her beloved husband Thomas R. McBride of E. Bethany; son Thomas J. (Megan) McBride of Pavilion; daughter Jillian (Joseph) Welch of E. Bethany; granddaughter Piper McBride; grandson Isaac Furr; brother Herbert (Peggy) Scroger of E. Bethany; sisters Toni (Malcolm) Scott of Georgia; Tammy (David) Culver of S. Alabama; Tina (Bob) Kehlenbeck of S. Alabama; Kim (Dean) Knauss of E. Bethany, along with many nieces and nephews.   

Friends are invited to call on Friday April 19, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will be held on Saturday April 20, 2013 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bethany.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, NY 14020 or the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department 5253 Old Telephone Road E. Bethany, NY 14054. 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 –Mr. Wendell Douglas Call, a son of the late Wendell and Jean Aldridge Call, of Stafford, passed away Sunday (April 14, 2013) at home with his family.

Doug is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna Hunt Call; son, Christopher (Beth) Call an Army Special Forces LTC currently serving in Germany; son, Mathew (Jennifer) Call of Indiana; daughter, Courtney (Sam) Kennedy of Pennsylvania; sister, Carolyn Hotchkiss of Canandaigua; sister, Phoebe Dill of Delaware; sister, Roxanne Graney of Florida; brother, Murray Call of Stafford; sister, Abigail Call of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Doug, a graduate from LeRoy high school, Cornell University, Richmond Law School, and Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School, served as a judge advocate in the Air force for 7 years including assignments in Germany and Pakistan. Upon returning to Genesee County, he became Assistant County Attorney. In 1980 he was elected Genesee County Sheriff and served for 7 years. He was known as sheriff for helping to start restorative justice and victim’s assistance programs. Later, he served as Monroe County Director of Public Safety. He then practiced general law in Batavia, served as Stafford Town Judge, and was a Presbyterian Commissioned Lay Pastor.

Doug’s civic involvement included working with community and professional groups such as the Genesee County Bar Association, Genesee Memorial Hospital Board, NYS Attorney Grievance Ethics Committee, Genesee County Criminal Justice Council, the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department (as an attorney), and as a Presbyterian Elder. Doug enjoyed keeping up the family farm, making furniture, traveling, spending time with family. He was a loving family man and community leader who will be sorely missed.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia, 403 East Main Street.  Memorial services will be at 1:30 Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Leroy, located at the corner of Main Street and Clay Street in LeRoy.  Please note that no services will be held on Friday. 

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy or Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School (http://www.crcds.edu/give-to-crcds/).

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 


 

Anthony J. Battaglia, Jr. 81 of Batavia, passed away on April 13, 2013 at his home. He was born September 27, 1931 in LeRoy to the late Wanda Guarino Battaglia. Anthony was a member of Resurrection Parish. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He was a life member of the St. Nicholas Social Club; he was an avid golfer and hunter. He was a 45 year employee of LeRoy Machine Co. before retiring in 1992. He enjoyed dancing, karaoke and spending time with his grandchildren, his garden and visiting with neighbors and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Rosemary Tenebruso Battaglia; brothers Samuel (Helen) Guarino, Gregory (Irma) Guarino; sisters Grace (Samuel) Tortorice, Helen (Bob) Zielinski. 

Survivors include his wife Diane Sochalec; son Mark (Gina) Battaglia of Sonyea; daughter Deborah (Robert) Lenz of Yorba Linda, CA; sister Evelyn Battaglia Tabone; three grandchildren Gregory, Rebecca and Mark Battaglia; six great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday April 16, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.      

Flowers gratefully declined; memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. 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.
 

Age 76, owner/operator of Dick Bauer Logging, went home to our Lord, Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born January 29, 1937 in Lockport to the late George Bauer & Georgianna (Rossman) Bauer-Allen, also preceded in death by a son, Timothy in 1988; granddaughter, Alesia in 2004 and step-father, Randell Allen.

Mr. Bauer was a logger since the 1960’s and has run the saw mill in Oakfield with his family ever since. Dick was a nature guy at heart, he enjoyed westerns, bird watching, woodworking, boating and playing horseshoes. In the late 60’s he built a cottage on Bob’s Lake in Canada where a great many memories were shared with family and friends over the years. Dick was a regular at Sport of Kings for coffee and breakfast every day before heading off to work.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 55 years, Constance (Mathews) Bauer of Alexander; loving sons, Keith (Kimberly) of Oakfield, Robert (Michelle) of Akron and Kenneth of Alexander; brothers, Ralph of Oakfield, Garry (Jane) of Akron, Donald Allen of Spencerport and David Allen of Batavia; sisters, Jeanne (Tom) Fuller & Shirley (Butch) Sheelar both of Medina; 10 grandchildren, Samantha, Deena, Rachel, Darlene, Dylah, Lance, Jacob, Troy, Travis & Kaleigh; 5 great-grandchildren, Jaslynne, Gracie,Willow, Ashlyn & Ewan along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 1-3 PM on Saturday April 20, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will follow. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice; burial will be in West Bethany Cemetery.

Please share your memories of Richard with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

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