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Laura Kowalik, 97, of Batavia, died Tuesday (November 13, 2012) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

She was born in Batavia on August 15, 1915, daughter of the late Michael and Frances Conforto.

Laura was employed by G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia prior to her retirement in 1980 and was a member of Resurrection Parish. 

She was the wife of the late Raymond Kowalik, mother of the late Raymond Kowalik, Jr. and predeceased by a brother and several sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Reger of Salem VA.  Sisters, Antoinette Marshall of Batavia and Molly Jankowski of Largo, Fl.  Grandchildren, Michelle Butler, Kristina Lobello, Brian Reger, Kevin Reger and Jason Reger.  Nieces and nephews also survive.

No prior visitation.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday (November 17th) at 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s site).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., Batavia, NY

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.

Jerome E. Jazwiecki “Jerry”, 72, of Akron, died Tuesday (November 13, 2012) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born in Buffalo, NY on July 7, 1940, son of the late Valentine and Margaret Leach Jazwiecki.

Jerry was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and Past Commander of the L.L. Tillman Post American Legion in Akron.  He was a foreman at Whiting Roll-Up Door Co. in Akron prior to his retirement.

Surviving is his loving wife of 42 years, Jeanette Hudomint Jazwiecki of Akron.  Son, James (Jennifer) Jazwiecki of Akron.  Daughter, Dawn (Mark) Smith of Depew.  Grandchildren, Angela, Robert and Emily Jazwiecki, Brock and Camden Smith.  Brother, Val (Dorothy) Jazwiecki of Cheektowaga.  Sisters in-law, Arlene Jack of Clarence Center, Joan (Gene) Dziekan of Cape Vincent and Patricia Maxwell of Alden.  Brothers in-law, Dennis (Eunice) Hudomint  and Robert (Sandra) Hudomint, both of Akron.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may gather to share memories and condolences on Tuesday (November 20th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCNADREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10am at St. Teresa of Avila  R.C. Church (Buell St., Akron). 

Interment with full military honors will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, 26 Shanley St., Buffalo, NY 14206.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001.  Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Jack was born in Perry, NY on July 11, 1935, a son of the late Dwight (Ruth Brown) McClurg. Jack was a graduate of Perry Central School, after graduation he enlisted with the US Army, he was a self-employed farmer for many years, after farming Jack worked and retired from Butler Construction in Perry. He enjoyed bowling, working outside whether it was mowing a yard or gardening and enjoyed walks with his Beloved Dog “Dolly”. He is preceded in death by a brother Robert McClurg.

He is survived by his wife: Carol (MacRae) McClurg who he married in 1957, a son: Shawn (Lori) McClurg of Elba, a daughter: Lisa (Joseph) Ferraro of Spencerport, 3 grandchildren: Aidan McClurg, Kayla and Audrey Butler, his dog: Dolly, 5 sisters: Betty White of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lois Taylor of Leicester, Lynn (Alvin) Wood of Perry, Barb Anderson of Batavia, Virginia (Edward) Culver of Sun City West, Az., 2 brothers: Don (Joan) McClurg of East Bethany and Larry (Ruthie) McClurg of Perry along with many nieces, nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 
 

Ruth C. Dutton, 71 of Batavia died Monday November 12, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born November 16, 1940 in Batavia to the late Kenneth (Bernice Parks) Bump. Mrs. Dutton was retired from Lewis Myers in Bergen. She enjoyed dancing, entertainment and reading. She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Her hobbies were her family and grandchildren along with traveling. She is predeceased by her husband Lloyd Dutton, Brother Richard Bump, Sisters Marlene Schultz and Beverly Weber.

She is survived by her fiancé John C. Ellis of Batavia; sons Thomas Dutton of Virginia, Mark Dutton of Batavia; daughters Shelly Duignan of Batavia and Vicki (Darrel) Harris of Caledonia. One brother William (Nelda) Bump of Texas; sisters Dorothy Myers of North Carolina, Lillian Turazzo of Newark and Jean Ferris of Oakfield, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday November 15, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday November 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Burial will take place in Morganville Cemetery, Stafford, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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.

Delbert P. Howard, 93 of Batavia, went peacefully home to be with the Lord November 9, 2012 at the Villages of Orleans in Albion. He was born June 20, 1919 in Brockton, NY to the late Enos (Libby Brown) Howard. Mr. Howard was a United States Navy Veteran and served his country proudly in WWII. He was retired from GTE Sylvania and also ran Ben Del’s Donut shop in Alexander. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, the VFW and American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Howard cherished the time he spent camping with his family and had a real passion for his pet dogs. He is reunited with his beloved wife of 59 years Catherine (Paas) Howard who died in 2007; daughter Donna Howard Hickox; great-grandson Caleb Cere; sisters Marion Kessler; Doris Sixt; Lorraine Speed; and Helen Howard. 

He is survived by daughter Dawn (David) Sisson; son Delbert (Susan) Howard; both of Batavia; 4 grandchildren Kevin (Cheryl) McAllister; Daniel Howard; Heather Bibbins; Kailee Sisson; 3 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday November 12, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday November 13, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.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.

Helen A. Idzik, 81, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Oakfield, died Sunday (October 28, 2012) at the Johnston Willis Hospital in Richmond.

She was born in Oakfield on November 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Balonek.

Helen was a cafeteria aide for Oakfield – Alabama Central School, prior to her retirement.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her loving family.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was the wife of the late J. Frank Idzik and mother of the late Gary Idzik.

Survivors include three daughters, Maryanne (Wayne) Altizer and Diane (James) Armstrong, both of Richmond, Debra (Robert) Cesarano of Oakfield.  Grandchildren, Robert and Kristina Cesarano, Joshua Altizer, Sarah and Matthew Armstrong.  Sister, Gladys Kedzierski of Batavia. Brother, Walter Balonek of Elba.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

She was the sister of the late Joseph, Frank and John Balonek and Ann Odre.

No prior visitation.  Friends and family may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (November 10th) at 10am at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield site) 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Interment will be in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.

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

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

Shirley Boyd, 88, of LeRoy, died Wednesday (November 7, 2012) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born in Batavia, NY on November 24, 1923 to the late James M. and Sybil Blossom Smith.

She worked for J.C. Penny’s department store in Rochester prior to her retirement.

Shirley was the wife of the late Robert Boyd who died in 2001 and sister of the late Betty Gartley.

Survivors include one son, Paul (Jane) Boyd of Penn Yan. Three daughters, Cheryl (Michael) Schrader of Batavia, Christine (James) Hertzog of Webster and Robin (Ronald) Glazier of Byron.  Nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Christopher) Rollins, Scott (Christine) Schrader, Michael (Julia) Boyd, Daniel (Julie) Boyd, Marnie (Scott) Baker, Matthew (Kathleen) Glazier, Ryan (Colleen) Glazier, Benjamin Hertzog and Emily Hertzog.  Also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday (November 11th) from 2:15pm – 3:00pm at the Byron Presbyterian Church, 6293 W. Main St., Byron.  A memorial service will follow at 3pm.

Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Bataiva, NY 14020.

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 Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

 

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.

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