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Jennie Elizabeth (Wylaz) Hofmann, 87of Las Cruces, NM. Passed away peacefully on November 11, 2011 in Las Cruces, NM.  She was born November 8, 1924. Jennie and her beloved husband, Laverne Hofmann owned and operated the Byron Superette for forty years and upon their retirement moved to Batavia.She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Laverne Ernest Hofmann. 

She leaves behind three daughters who loved her dearly: Judith (Lloyd) Childs; Susanne (William) Neelin and Nancy (David) Hofmann Kurty. Jennie was blessed with four wonderful grandchildren: Philip (Kris) Kunes; Jennifer Kunes; Christina (Michael) Scarpulla; Kimberly (Jameson Sr.) Ricigliano and five great-grandchildren: Christopher Kunes, Jeremiah Carli Scarpulla; Jameson Jr.; Brayden Ricigliano. Jennie is survived by her brothers Edwin Motsenbocker; Albert Wylaz, and sister Marian (Richard) Anderson.

Friends may call on Wednesday November 16, 2011 from 7 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:30 AM Funeral Service will take place on Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Byron Presbyterian Church 6293 West Main Street Byron, NY 14422. Interment at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Byron Presbyterian Church 6293 West Main St. Byron, NY 14422. 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 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

  
 

     Age 95, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday morning November 12, 2011 at the home of her daughter while under the care of Hospice. She was born December 31, 1915 in Newport, RI daughter of the late Gitullio & Philomena (Georgie) Muratori, also preceded in death by her husbands Enzo Giuliani and Livio Sordoni; sisters Eleanor Perini & Mary Gaggi. She was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's). Gina enjoyed family picnics and will be remembered as a wonderful, kind, caring woman who had a deep devotion to her children and loved to cook for her children and grandchildren.

     Surviving are her children Alexander "Alex" (Barbara) Giuliani of FL, Enzo (Gail) Giuliani and Diana (Ron) Viele all of Batavia; 8 grandchildren Alex Giuliani, Catrina Madgett, Gina Thomas, Maria (George) Shiffino, Enzo A. Giuliani, Denise M. (Michael) Gallego, Paul (Reagan) Viele, Christina Darron and Katie Viele; 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends may visit from 9:30-11:30 AM Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited at 11:30 AM followed by a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in Gina's memory are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street Batavia, NY or to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

     Age 60, of Batavia, died Friday morning November 11, 2011 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born November 3, 1951 in Batavia, a son of Mae (Radley) of Batavia and the late Donald Dusen. Mr. Dusen was a United States Army Veteran, a former employee of US Chrome, member of the ASPCA of America, an avid fan of Rare Bear Racing and was a volunteer at the Batavia VA Medical Center.

     Surviving along with his mother is a son Jessi Dusen; brother James (Catherine) Dusen all of Batavia, granddaughter Kaitlynn Mae Dusen along with niece Lara and nephew Brad.

     Family and friends may visit from 10:00-12:00 Noon Tuseday November 15, 2011 at the Northgate Free Methodist Church 350 Bank Street in Batavia where Funeral Services will begin at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in Richard's memory are suggested to the family. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

     Age 92, of Batavia died peacefully Sunday morning November 6, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born November 12, 1919 in Buffalo, daughter of the late Piot & MaryAnna (Wiklinska) Elimnowski and was also preceded in death by her husband John. She worked for many years at General Electric, Irene was a quiet woman who had a deep faith and prayed the rosary daily, and was an avid Bills and Yankees fan.

     Surviving are her children Gerald of Buffalo, Robert A. of Honeoye Falls and Barbara Odachowski of Batavia; special granddaughter Dawn Jaszko of Pembroke, 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends are invited to an 11:00 AM Memorial Service Saturday November 12, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

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

Michael J., 60 and Cynthia M., 56 Laraby of Perry, died November 11, 2011 in Perry, NY. Michael was born in Rochester on May 14, 1951 and Cynthia was born in Warsaw on September 20, 1955.  His parents are the late George Laraby and Marian (Marks) Wielgoszynski. Her parents are the late Thomas Rice and Florence (Irwin) Rice of Perry. Mr. Laraby was a Corrections Officer, retired from Groveland Correctional Facility. He also worked at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia for many years and served as the Deputy Mayor of Perry for the past six years. Mrs. Laraby was the Bank of Castile branch manager in Gainesville, member of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and worked over 20 years for Champion products. They were both pillars of the community and devoted an endless amount of time to the Perry Fire Department. He was past Chief from 1987-1989, currently serving as the Treasurer and was a member for 41 years. She was a member for 38 years and an integral part of the Ladies Auxiliary. They are preceded in death by her brother Thomas Rice, his brother Stephen Laraby, step-father Kayo Wielgoszynski, step-mother Frances Laraby, step-sisters Carol Lawall, Sandra Mattoon. 

They are survived by 3 children Steve, Dave Laraby of Perry; Michele (Bill) Goulet of Silver Springs; 5 grandchildren Brady, Jacob Weber, Morgan, Dawson Laraby and Dillin Goulet; his brother John (Kim) Laraby of Perry, sisters Marcia “Martie” Ebersole of Warsaw; Joanne (Kip) Brown of Pavilion, Jill (Mike) Aaron of Perry; Jackie (Jose) Kelly of Leicester; Melissa (Kevin) Miller of Halstead, PA; step-brother Ron (Marcia) Mattoon of Perry; step-sister Pat Olin of Perry; her brothers Paul of Perry; Jeff (Mary) of Perry; Steve (Polly) of Leicester; Brian Rice of Perry; sister Linda (Bob) Shepard of Perry; along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call from 7-9 PM on Tuesday November 15, 2011 and from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will take place 11:00 AM on Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department or Ladies Auxiliary P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530.  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.


Wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Linda Brown, 69, of Elba, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

She was born June 29, 1942 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late Ursi and Dorothy Eifling Hudson.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sharing a tandem bike with her husband, and spending time  with her family.  She also loved to photograph and care for any wildlife that  happened by. Linda was always ready to lend a hand and known for her great sense of humor. She cared for others and volunteered playing the piano at church and in monthly nursing home services, as well as running The Clothing Depot, a secondhand store in Elba.  She and her husband, Edward, founded New Covenant Chapel together.  There, she faithfully sacrificed and served the ministry of the gospel for 17 years, as a pastors wife.  

Surviving are her loving husband of 50 years, Rev. Edward W. Brown, Jr of Elba.  Son and daughter in-law, Bill (Laura) Brown of Tampa, Fl. Daughters and sons in-law, Debbie (Scott) Reed of Elba, Dawn (Pat) Skillo of Chili and Laurie (Joel) Hamm of Oakfield. Sisters, Dottie (Ken) Szczesny of Alden, Karen (John) Briggs of Akron and Janice (Mark) Geffers of Northfield, MN.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday from 5-9pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia.  Funeral services will be Saturday, 11am at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street, Batavia.

Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the family for distribution to various organizations.

Expressions of condolence maybe made at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

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

Victor C. “Whitey” Kraft, 85 of Perry, died November 10, 2011 in the Wyoming County Community Hospital. He was born in Buffalo on March 21, 1926 to the late Victor (Viola Sutkowski) Kraft. Mr. Kraft was a WWII Navy Veteran and longtime member of the VFW. Mr. Kraft worked for many years for Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 435 of Rochester, NY. Whitey was a lifetime member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge; an avid coin collector, and he loved to gamble. Mr. Kraft was a man that cared dearly for his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Marks) Kraft (2005); daughter Susan Kraft Shepard; brother David Kraft.
  
He is survived by a daughter Darlene (David) Swede of Perry; brother Kenneth (Helen) Kraft of Palm Bay, FL; sister Lillian Bailey of Jensen Beach, FL; 2 grandchildren Leanne (Hugh) Dillon of Leicester; David Swede Jr. of Perry; 5 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday November 12, 2011 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 1:00 PM Funeral Services will follow calling hours on Saturday November 12, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry
 

Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Moose Lodge 13 Frank St. Warsaw, NY 14569. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

Nina Castronova, 86 of Batavia, died November 8, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 12, 1925 in Batavia to the late Salvatore (Lucia Pulvino) Gugino. Mrs. Castronova was a member of Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church. She is preceded in death by son Joseph Castronova; son-in-law Thomas A. Smith; brothers Vincent, William and Anthony Gugino; sisters Anna Gugino; Mary Barone; Jenne Gian-Cursio; and Helen Viele. 

She is survived by her beloved husband John Castronova of Batavia; son John (Mary Ellen) Castronova of Chattanooga, TN; daughters Paula (James) Roden of Bethel, CT; Maria Castronova-Smith, of Ashville, NY; Nina (Edward) Castronova of Bloomington, IN; 11 grandchildren Kristin (Joseph) Pannozzo; Melissa (Michael) Courter; Kiley (Peter Ellard) Roden; David (Kristin) Marciniak; Megan (Chad) McDill; John (Carrie) Castronova; Korey (Mark Thorne) Roden; Jaime (Edward) Peterson; Paul, Luca, Malcolm Castronova; 9 great-grandchildren Theresa, Jacinta Courter; Joseph Pannozzo; Cecilia Courter; Caden Thorne; Peter Ellard; Colin Peterson; Kinley Thorne; Jonah McDill and expecting baby girl Castronova this month along with many nieces and nephews. 
 

There will be no prior calling hours. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday November 11, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association at www.heart.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.

 

Patricia M. Ireland (Brasser), 55 of Bergen, died peacefully Thursday evening surrounded by family and loved ones at Strong Memorial Hospital. 

She was born February 4, 1956 in Rochester, daughter of Rita (Meisanzahl) Brasser of Rochester and the late Clarence “Mike” Brasser.  Survived in death by her children Katie, Jimmy and Beth; former husband Ed Ireland; long time boyfriend Steve Beswick; siblings John (Andree) Brasser, Jim (Beth) Brasser, Kathryn (Mike) Caramanna and Eileen Brasser; her aunts, Barbara Brasser and Frances Weeks; many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends – as well as her much loved dog, Sydney.

Patty was an active member of St. Brigid’s Church in Bergen and was employed by SUNY Geneseo (CAS).  She was a graduate of GCC and Roberts Wesleyan College and a member of the Class of ’74 of Our Lady of Mercy High School.  She was always involved in her children’s activities at their Alma Mater, Notre Dame High School of Batavia.  A devoted mother, Patty also made time for several interests; country line dancing, antiquing and gardening.  Known for her generosity, delightful sense of humor and the joy she brought to others, Patty will be greatly missed by family, co-workers and friends.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, NY.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Patty’s name may be made to Mercy Flight of Western NY, 100 Amherst Villa Rd., Buffalo, NY  14225 or the charity of the donor's choice.  Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Bruce William Litfin, 58, of East Pembroke, died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2011) at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Buffalo on February 22, 1953, a son of the late Kenneth and Mable Schurr Litfin.

Mr. Litfin was a data processor for Genesee County Health Department. 

Surviving is his step mother, Barbara Litfin of Akron, brothers, Kenneth Jr. (Carol) Litfin of Clarence Center and Gar y (Susan) Litfin of Cheektowaga.  Step sister, Susan (Joseph) Corona of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2011) at 7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.

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

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

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