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Age 93, of Batavia, retired Pembroke School Nurse died peacefully Monday evening July 26, 2010 at the home of her sister while under the care of Hospice.

She was born March 22, 1917 in Batavia to the late Paul & Concetta (DiCarlo) Martino, also preceded in death by brothers Danny, Paul & Vincent Martino; sisters Beatrice Messina, Helen Gaurino & Fanny Bolognese; brothers-in-law Sam Ognibene, Sam Gaurino, Charles Messina & Frank Bolognese; sisters-in-law Sarah and Laura Martino.

Rose was a member of Ascension Parish and very devoted to her large extended family, who adored her for her generosity, giving nature, her pies and jello. Although having no children of her own, she cheerfully spoiled the children and grandchildren of her brothers and sisters. It was not unusual to get a call to stop by her house, she might have "goodies" for the kids, chocolate cream pie or a nice bread pudding. Many nieces and nephews owe their extensive knowledge of birds and bird feeding to Aunt Rose, who was particularly fond of woodpeckers.

Surviving is her dear sister and caretaker of the last few months Kay Ognibene of Batavia; her brother Anthony (Helen) Martino of Grand Island along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There is no prior visitation. Prayers will be recited 9:30 AM Friday July 30, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site) celebrated by Father Eugene Slomba. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street or Homecare & Hospice 550 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

 

Adeline Kisiel, 92 of Rochester, NY died July 27, 2010 at Westgate Nursing Home in Rochester.

Born October 31, 1917 in Batavia, NY daughter of the late Vincent (Eleanor Twardowski) Zielinski. Mrs. Kisiel worked for many years at Kisiel Die Casting in Batavia. She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Church.

Preceded in death by her husband Cecil Kisiel (1972); brothers Anthony and Richard Zielinski. Survived by her sons Cecil (Pauline) Kisiel of Rochester; David (Rosalie) Kisiel of Batavia; brother Walter (Gladys) Zielinski of Batavia; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. 

No prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a 12:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday July 28, 2010 at Ascension Parish-Sacred Heart Church 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Batavia - Mrs. Joan C. Waters, 79, of Batavia, died Monday, July 26, 2010at Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mrs. Waters was born October 11, 1930 in Watertown, a daughter of the late Ray and Lois (Lawton) Eveleigh.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, was active in the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed her family.

Her husband, Stanley O. Waters, died July 23, 1996.

Survivors include 4 sons, Mark Waters and Andrew (Janet) Waters, both of Lehigh Acres, FL, Lance (Margaret) Waters of Naples, FL and Ray (Diane) Waters of Batavia; 2 daughters, Cynthia (John) Ciszkowski of Blasdell and Amy Guthrie of Batavia; 2 sisters, Kay Phillips of Watertown and Gail (Robert) Barnes of NM; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother of the late Duff Waters and sister of the late Jean Lunderman.

Friends may attend services 3 p.m. Friday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Private burial will be in Brookside Cemetery in Watertown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Inc., 45 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

 

CORTRIGHT, THOMAS0001.jpgThomas Alan Cortright, 56, of Basom, died Sunday (July 25, 2010) at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Batavia on December 17, 1953, a son of Eleanor Sullivan Cortright of Basom and the late William Cortright.

Mr. Cortright was employed as a grounds keeper for the NYS Police Troop A Headquarters in Batavia.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a restorer of fine treasures.   He was devoted to veterans organizations and a member and Past Commander of the Holley Post # 202 Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 193 and a member of the Alabama Volunteer Fire Co.

He served with the US Army "Blue Ghost, 49th Cavalry Division," in the Vietnam War and was the recipient of, The Distinguished Flying Cross, "For Heroism While Participating in Aerial Flight Over the Republic of Vietnam on January 15, 1973."  The Army Air Medal, "For Meritorious Achievement While Participating in Aerial Flight Over the Republic of Vietnam during the Period of November 9, 1972 to November 26, 1972." The Army Commendation Medal, "For Performance of Meritorious Service in Support of Military Operations Against Communist Aggression in the Republic of Vietnam, Absolutely Performed Under Extremely Adverse Conditions During the Period From August 2, 1972 to February 5, 1973." The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/ 60 Dev., Aircraft Crewman Badge, National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Surviving, besides his mother, are: his wife, Mary Ann Brodfuerer Cortright; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Jennifer Brodfuerer, of North Dakota; a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Brian Boldt, of Akron; two grandchildren, Dominick Boldt and Sara Brodfuerer; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ana and David Weatherbee, of Alabama, NY, and Donna and Wayne Riexinger, of Corfu; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, William and Faith Cortright of Wyoming, NY, John Cortright (Sherry Williams), of Batavia, Robert and Sandy Cortrigh, of Alabama, NY, and Frank Cortright, of Pembroke. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN STREET, AKRON, on Monday from 4 - 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. A funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Alabama Cemetery with full military honors.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to: Homecare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY  14020.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. Or by calling 716-542-4747.

Arrangements were entrusted to the, J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

 

american flag.jpgOf Batavia, NY ~ Age 94, a lifelong carpenter died peacefully Saturday morning July 24, 2010 at the New York State Veteran's Home @ Batavia. He was born May 21, 1916 in Medina, NY to the late John & Frances (Rybarczyk) Morien. Preceded in death by his son Lance Morien, brothers Edward, Joseph, Thomas & Stanley Morien, sisters Regina Morien, Bernadette Dutcher & Cecelia Morien. He attended Sacred Heart and Medina High School, Mr. Morien entered the United States Army with Co. F of the 108th Infantry and served in the Asian Pacific Theatre. Wounded in battle he received the Purple Heart and various other service medals for the time he served until he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on August 5, 1945. He joined the Louis Viele Construction Co. before retiring from the Rochester Local #85. Mr. Morien enjoyed woodworking, gardening and was an avid fisherman. A member of Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) and its Holy Name Society, Polish Falcons of America Nest #493, Life Member of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the Veness Strollo Post #1602 of the American Legion.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 68 years Sophie (Zaremski) Morien of Batavia; loving children Linda (James) Nalbach of Batavia and Randy (Susan) Morien of Honoye Falls, NY; daughter-in-law Irene Morien of PA; 6 grandchildren Jay (Kelly Gannon) Nalbach, Eric Nalbach, Chelsey, Karlie, Anna & Riley Morien; two great-granddaughters Isabella & Haylie Morien; sister Roslie (Gerald) Sullivan of N. Tonawanda, NY; sisters-in-law Helen Tomski of Batavia & Helen Morien of Medina; brother-in-law Raymond Zaremski of PA along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Visitation will be from 2 - 5 PM Tuesday July 27, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday July 28 at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site) by Father Euegene Slomba. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with Full Military Honors and memorials in his memory are suggested to the New York State Veteran's Home @ Batavia Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

 

 
 
  Sigmund “Ziggy” Karas, 87 of Albion formerly of Elba died July 23, 2010 at The Villages of Orleans in Albion, NY. Born December 16, 1922 in Depew, NY son of the late Casmir (Valeria Vicinski) Karas. Mr. Karas was a muck farmer, worked at GTE Sylvania in Batavia and retired from Trojan Industries in Batavia after 23 years. He was a past member of the Batavia Moose Club and St. Padre Pio Parish (Our Lady of Fatima) for many years. Ziggy was a 3rd Degree Knight with the Msgr. Kirby Council of the Knights of Columbus in Batavia and was a member of Holy Family Church in Albion. Preceded in death by his first wife Pearl (Trybek) Karas in 1988; second wife Anna (Gavel) Mickey Karas in 2009; brothers William, Joseph, and Edward Karas and a sister Mary Hamera. Survived by his children Stephen (Deborah) Karas of Albion; Barbara (Bill) Hepola of IL.,  7 step-children Joseph Mickey of Elba; Gary (Tina) Mickey of Brockport; Linda (Robert) Cunningham of Orchard Park; Susan Mickey of Batavia; Carol (A.J.) Gifaldi of Holley; Sharon (Steve) Lauzze of Corfu; Nancy Mickey of Batavia; sisters-in-law Clara Karas of Elba; Josephine Trybek of Mt. Morris; five granddaughters Allison (Andy) Poker of NJ; Carly Hepola of Washington, D.C.; Sarah and Rachel Karas both of Albion; Nicole Mickey of Batavia; great-granddaughter Magdalena Poker of NJ; 8 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4 to8 PM on Tuesday July 27th at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Padre Pio Parish (Our Lady of Fatima Church 65 South Main St. Elba, NY 14058) on Wednesday July 28, 2010. Burial will take place at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba, New York. The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave, Oakfield, NY 14125 or to Holy Family Church Main St. Albion, NY 14411    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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
 
 
  
 
                                  

Veronica (nee, Marciniak) Kornowski Wojtas, formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday (July 21, 2010)  in Covington, LA.  She was born in Buffalo on June 20, 1912 a daughter of the late Francis and Mary Anna Majerowicz Marciniak.

She is the wife of the late Walter Kornowski and is survived by their children: Walter Kownowski Jr. (Nilly Levine) of Bethany, WV, Gail Kornowski (Ron) Case) of Covington, LA and Claudia Kornowski (William) Bearman of Eden Praire, MN.

She was also married to the late Wlater Wojtas who is survived by Dolores Wojtas (Al) Parkhurst of Batavia.   Nine grandchildren:  Lincoln (Heather Barranger) Case, Tyler (Joanna Brandt) Case, Adam Case, Nicole Bearman Parks, Jennifer Bearman Heiken, Bob (Wilamina) Parkhursst, Cheryl Parkhurst (Charles) Andre, Debra Kornowski (late Michael) Giblin and Dorine Kornowski (Peter) Laack.  Ten great grandchildren: Maggy, Lilly, Helen and Julia Case, Chuck, Christina and Matthew Andre, Skylar Giblin and Aidyn Laack. 

While living in Batavia, Veronica was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, the Altar and Rosary Society,  Polish Falconettes and the Polish National Alliance.  I

Visitation will be Thursday(July 29th) at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) from 9-10am where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10am.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of Mass Offerings or to a charity of the donors preference.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Ronald P. Konieczny, director & veteran

 

Ida J. Kotlik of Amherst died July 23, 2010 at McAuley Residence Nursing Facility in Tonawanda, NY. Born in Perry, New York daughter of the late Anthony (Josephine Maggio) Caito. Mrs. Kotlik was a long time member of St. Anthony’s Church along with its Altar and Rosary Society. She was very involved in the Catholic Church for many years. Preceded in death by her first husband James Amatrano (1983), son Ronald Amatrano (1983), brothers Charles, Frederick, Ignatius and Joseph Caito, sister Josephine Battaglia. She is survived by her husband Bernard Kotlik of Amherst; brother Angelo (Rose) Caito of Erie, PA; two nephews Anthony (Jenny) Battaglia of FL and Alfred Battaglia of FL. Calling hours will be held on Sunday July 25, 2010 from 1 to 5 PM at the Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM Monday July 26, 2010 at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum Batavia, NY. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
 
   

Oakfield - Mrs. Bernice E. Murray, 93, of Oakfield, a retired cafeteria employee at Oakfield - Alabama Schools, died Friday, July 23, 2010at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Murray was born January 31, 1917 in Bethany, a daughter of the late Dean and Leola (Phillips) Stevens.
She was a member, for over 60 years, of the Oakfield - Alabama Baptist Church. She enjoyed crochet.
She is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth N. Murray.
Survivors include one son, Oren K. (Kathy) Murray of Byron; 5 grandchildren, Oren K. (Liz) Murray II of Singapore, Rochelle (Brian) Warner of Alexander, Devin Kenneth Murray of Byron, Mark (Lisa) Ellingham and Michael Ellingham; 4 great-grandchildren, Talon Murray, Shanya Murray, Kali Ellingham and Jason Ellingham; several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Keneta Ellingham and sister of the late Oren Stevens, Esther Dunn and Frances Waldron.

There are no prior calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakfield - Alabama Baptist Church, 2210 Judge Road, Oakfield, NY 14125. Private burial will be in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield. Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY.

Novato, CA. Age 87, passed on to her Heavenly Father on Sunday July 18, 2010 at her home after a lengthy illness. 

A native Batavian she was the aunt and godmother to former Batavian, Barbara A. Nigro.

She was born on October 23, 1922 in Batavia to Joseph & Nicole Maria (Soccia) Zinni.

Dear sister of Matilda DiSantis, Mary Coppini, the late Nicholas, Rocco, Valentine Zinni and Lucy Nigro; sister-in-law of Nancy Zinni, Sam Nigro, Joan Zinni, the late Ernest & Angelo.

Rosie was an avid bingo player in the Genesee County area. Her early years were spent working at the late great "Red Top" hot dog stand in Batavia and she went on to 25 years of uninterrupted service at the Veterans Hospital as a dietary assistant, never once taking a sick day in her entire time of service to them. After retirement from the VA she retired to Cape Coral, FL and then headed West to California to be by her great niece Samantha Ustin Zane and her great-great grandnieces, Sierra, Lucia and Stella Rose (her namesake). They gave her great joy, much love and laughter during her last years. She also has a great-great niece namesake Nicolette Rose Ustin of Hamlin, NY daughter of her great nephew the late Christopher M. Ustin who she adored dearly. Her niece and godchild Maria Coppini Lauffer of Caledonia, NY was also exceptionally dear to Rose. She was always ready for a good laugh, card game or a night of Bingo, an avid reader, puzzle books kept her mind sharp to the last days of her life. MSN & CNN kept her keenly interested in US and World politics.

She is survived by her sisters Matilda DeSantis, Mary Coppini, several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews who all lovingly called her "Ro Ro".

Private services will be at a time set by the family. Arrangements were completed by the Daniel's Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa, CA. Memorials in her honor may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, NY 14020 with the hope they can help her friends and family in future years.

"DANCE RO RO, DANCE" I'll Love You Forever, Barbara...

Local Arrangements completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. 

 

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