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Kristin V. Munger, 39, of Dalton, NY formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (April 19, 2012) at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born in Batavia on January 27, 1973, a daughter of Lawrence Munger of Dalton, NY and the late Linda Haynes Harvie.

She was a fun, loving and high spirited individual who could light up a room with her joyous personality.  She will be dearly missed by all who had their life touched by her.

Kristin is survived by her father and step-mother, Lawrence (Pamela Yakubek) Munger of Dalton.  Brother and sister in-law, Matthew (Sara) Munger of Apex, NC. Half sister, Sophia Carmichael of New Orleans, LA. Step sister, Fara Megargee of Baltimore, MD.  She is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and several friends.

She was predeceased by her mother, Linda Haynes Harvie.  Maternal grandparents, Carl and Sophia Haynes.  Paternal grandparents, Marian Zito and Bernard Munger.  Step grandfather,  Frank Zito.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Sunday (April 22nd) from 3-5pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, where services will follow at 5pm.

Online condolences may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

The family of Kristin V. Munger has entrusted arrangements to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor. 

Elba - Mr. Carl Anthony Barone, 73, of Elba, a Communications Specialist at New York State Police, Troop A in Batavia from 1972 to 1996, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Rochester General Hospital. 

Mr. Barone was born November 14, 1938 in Buffalo, the son of the late John C. and Carmella (Fricano) Barone.

He served with the Navy from June 28, 1952 to August 31, 1959.  Shortly after being discharged from the Navy, Mr. Barone worked for Pan-Am/RCA in support of the Eastern Missile Test Range.  He lived overseas at that time and traveled extensively to places such as Ascension, Trinidad and Antigua.  He was a 20 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elba, member of the NYS Retired Troopers Association and member of the former St. Nicholas Social Club.  He was an avid Golfer Bowler and Fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Faye A. (Pridmore) Barone whom  he married June 28, 1975; a daughter, Melissa Barone of Elba; a sister, JoAnne (Richard) Cobb of Oceanside, CA; several cousins including, Paula (Steve) Colangelo-Rosendahl of CO; a special family friend, Melanie McLeod of N. Tonawanda; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, at the First Presbyterian Church, 23 N. Main St., Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.  Burial will be in Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba.  

Mrs. Janie E. Stokes of Woodstock, GA passed away Tuesday April 10, 2012 at home with her husband Bruce and daughter Heather by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was 61.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 16, 2012 at Timothy Lutheran Church with the Rev. Stephen Constien officiating.  Visitation will be held Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Woodstock Funeral Home.  Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to www.gaovariancancer.org/donate/

Mrs. Stokes was born October 23, 1950 to the late Leon and Cynthia Cutler Martin in Potsdam, New York.  Janie attended Potsdam High School.  She obtained a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in English and Education at the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Gifted Specialist Degree from Berry College in Rome, GA.  Janie and Bruce were married August 19, 1972 in Potsdam, New York and were happily married for 39 years.  She had a lifelong love of children and her childhood ambition was to become an educator.  Mrs. Stokes realized her ambition by teaching for 35 years in New York, Michigan, Cobb and Cherokee Counties where she positively touched the lives of hundreds of young students.  She was honored as the Cherokee County Teacher of the Year in 1988 and the Cobb County Teacher of the year in 1994.

Janie’s other passion was making quilts.  She collected over 140 children’s story books that incorporated quilts in the story.  Her dream of using books and quilts based on the stories as an educational tool has been realized by an organization called “Story Book Quilts-Janie’s Dream”.  Her quilt guild, Chattahoochee Evening Stars, to date, has made quilts to compliment thirty-seven of the storybooks.  The quilts and books are lent to schools and libraries in the metro Atlanta area for their reading programs.

Janie is survived by her husband Bruce G. Stokes, Woodstock, GA.; daughter, Heather Elizabeth Wurst, (Peter),Pennsburg, Pennsylvania; one son, Nathaniel Martin Stokes, Central Square, New York; one granddaughter, Emma Elizabeth Wurst, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania; one sister, Catherine Yack, Huntsville, AL.; two brothers, Leon Martin, Jr., (Paula) Potsdam, New York, and Robert Martin, (Marie) Potsdam, New York;  mother-in-law, Alice Stokes, South Byron, New York; one brother-in-law, Douglas Stokes, Poway, California; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Gillard (Craig), Batavia, New York, and Kathy Cummings (Dan), South Byron, New York.

Online condolences may be made to www.woodstockfuneralhome.com



Age 70, of Punta Gorda, FL and formerly of Buffalo, NY entered into rest Wednesday March 14, 2012. Born November 10, 1941 a son of the late Donald Irene (Leonarczyk) Whalen. Don was a lifelong law enforcement officer, retiring from the Buffalo Police Department after 20 years of service, he then relocated to Florida in 1985 and worked as an investigator for the State Attorneys Office for 23 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Wynn (Roundtree) Whalen; loving children, Brian (Shiela); Katie (Joe) Polewski & Kelly (Joe) Zimmer; brother of Jane (Angelo) Pinterpe & Barbara (Dennis) O'Keefe; 12 grandchildren Derrek, Katelyne, Megan, Erin, Justine, Sidney, Shawn, Madison, Joey, Joshua, Faith & Grace; former wife Christine (Nowicki); step-father of Tim (Chanel) Demonbreun & Megan Demonbreun along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a 9:30 AM Memorial Mass on Saturday April 21, 2012 at St. Martin's R.C. Church 1140 Abbott Road Buffalo, New York 14020, Celebrated by Donald's nephew, Father Patrick O'Keefe. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice and burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


Age 92, of California, formerly of Batavia died Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Home in Grass Valley, CA. She was born in Batavia, daughter of the late John & Phyllis Alfieri, also preceded in death by her husbands Ross Gangemi in 1971 and Jim Halliwell in 2000; sisters Anna DeJaneiro, Sarah Scafetta; brothers Sam, Tom & Joe Alfieri. A member of Ascension Parish, she worked for many years at Sylvania in Batavia and later for GTE in Southern California. She loved life and enjoyed spening time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son Ron (Jan) Gangemi of Grass Valley, CA; grandsons John of Ft. Worth, TX & Ryan of Auburn, CA; granddaughter Natalie (Jake) Van Dusen of Bozeman, MT and great-granddaughter Jessica Gangemi along with numerous nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation, Ron & Jan will be present and ask family and friends to join them at 3:00 PM Saturday June 9, 2012 at St. Joseph's Cemetery for Committal Services and then at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site) where the 4:00 PM Mass will be Celebrated in her memory. Memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


LaVerne C. Gell, 79 of Perry, died April 14, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born September 4, 1932 in Castile, NY to the late Custer (Ruth Dumbleton) Gell. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. Mr. Gell was an Electrician for many years at Eastman Kodak. He loved camping, woodworking and took great pride in taking care of his yard.

LaVerne is survived by his wife Delores (Monteleone) Gell of Perry; sons Christopher Gell of FL; Kirk (Stacey) Gell of Perry; daughter Brenda (Ronald) Wineland of PA; grandchildren Andrew, Adam Gell; Krista and Sean Wineland; sister Gloria Henry of Perry along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to calling hours from 7 to 9 PM on Tuesday April 17, 2012 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. 1:00 PM Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery Silver Springs, NY.

Memorials are suggested to Noyes Kidney Disease and Dialysis Center 4616 Millenium Drive Geneseo, NY 14454.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


Russell C. Hebell, "Butch", 86, of Batavia, formerly of East Bethany, died Saturday (April 14, 2012) at the NYS Veterans Nursing Home in Batavia. 

He was born in Alexander, NY on August 24, 1925, a son of the late Carl F. and Marie Horn Hebell.

Mr. Hebell was a WWII veteran of the US Army from 1944 to 1946 where he served with the 89th Infantry division.  He was retired from Tri-County Ford where he was a salesman and Batavia Downs where he was a State Patrol Judge.  He was a former president of the Genesee County Democratic Party, former Town of Bethany Chairman, charter member of the Bethany Center Vol. Fire Co. and member of the Joseph M. Collins Post VFW in Alexander. He enjoyed gardening, pitching horseshoes, traveling and spening his retirement in Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marion Earl Hebell whom he married on January 31, 1944. His children, David (Sylvia) Hebell of Batavia, Linda (Russell) Sutfin of Wayland, NY.  Grandfather of, Milissa Rector, Deanna Virgo, Christina (Michael)Bak, Pamela Adamski and Charles Hebell.  Great grandfather of, Noah Rector, Jenna Jaszko and Olivia Walton.  Step grandchildren, Doug, Rachel, Kelly and Rob.  Step great grandchildren, Joseph, Jake and Anna.  A Brother of Lee (Linda) Hebell of Webster, NY.  A niece and nephew, Lindsey and Lee Hebell.

He is the father of the late Ann Adamski Hurley and grandfather of the late Matthew David Hebell.

Family and friends 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 Tuesday from 3 - 7 PM. Services will be Wednesday at the funeral home at 10 AM followed by burial with full military honors at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bethany Center Road, Bethany.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Bethany Center Vol. Fire Co. or NYS Veterans Home.

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

The family entrusted arrangements of Russell C. "Butch" Hebell to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR

Age 67, of East Bethany, died Thursday April 12, 2012 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Rochester, NY on September 14, 1943, a son of the late Patsy & Jennie (Marabella) Guiliano. A member of Resurrection Parish, he worked for many years at Automotive Corp. in Batavia. Simon enjoyed gardening, fishing, his dog "Bruno" and time spent with his grandchildren, especially his great-grandson, Rocco.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Ann (Ange) Guiliano of East Bethany; his sons Jason (Rebekha) Guiliano of Mt. Morris & Tony Guiliano of East Bethany; daughter Dawn Guiliano of LeRoy; sister Florence Guiliano of East Bethany; sister-in-law Anita Iannello of LeRoy; four grandchildren Erica, Jake, Luci & Genevieve; great-grandson Rocco; one niece and three nephews.

There is no prior visitation, Simon's family requests that all join them at 12:00Noon on Tuesday April 17, 2012 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary' Site) for his Mass of Christian Burial. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


Age 78, of Alexander, died Thursday evening April 12, 2012 at his home. He was born in Alexander on May 25, 1933, a son of the late Max & Regina (Trojanowski) Tomaszewski also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Arthur (Rose) Tomaszewski. Whitey was a member of Batavia High School Class of 1951. As a youth he worked on the family farm in Alexander and the mucklands in Elba. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1955-57; as a City of Batavia Fireman from 1957-62; and in the New York State Department of Correctional Services from 1962-88, from which he retired with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a part time farmer for many years, member of Ascension Parish, the Beachhead VFW Post #6239 in Alexander, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was President of the Polish Falcons of America Nest #493 in Batavia from 1984-94, and was a recipient of the Polish Falcons Silver Legion of Honor Medal. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and talking to people.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Patricia Ann (Barbeau) Tomaszewski, whom he married April 23, 1960 in LeRoy; his son, Paul Tomaszewski of Batavia; two daughters, Peggy Tomaszewski of North Chili and Regina Tomaszewski of Batavia; one brother-in-law, Henry (Margaret) Barbeau of LeRoy; two sisters-in-law, Rosemary (Tom) Whaley of Pearl Creek and Gloria (the late Rev. John) Barbeau of Orlando, FL; two cousins Martin (Anna) Marciniak of Shelby and Thaddeus Konieczka of Elba; four nieces and seven nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 3-7PM on Sunday April 15, 2012 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30AM Monday April 16 followed by a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). Memorials in Whitey's memory are suggested to the Alexander Fire Department, Rt. 98 Alexander, NY 14005 or the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Memorial Program PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


Rose (Cecero) Marchese, 95 just five days away from her 96th birthday, of Batavia, died April 12, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center following a short illness. She was born April 17, 1916 in Batavia to the late Vito (Anna Tenebruso) Cecero. Mrs. Marchese was a member of Ascension Parish, the Altar and Rosary Society, St. Michael’s Society and the St. Joseph’s Table Committee which she helped to establish. She was also a member the St. Jerome Hospital Guild. Prior to her retirement Rose was employed by the NYS Department of Labor – Unemployment Office, Oliver’s Candies, Don’s Dinette and along with her husband they ran Batavia Washing Machine and Appliance Company. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Marchese in 1978, daughter Joanne M. Monachino in 2003, daughter in law Joan Koziel Marchese, brothers Anthony, John, Michael and Dominic Cecero and two sisters Theresa and Mary Cecero.

She is survived by her beloved sons Francis G. Marchese and Victor C. (Fiancée Brenda Scalia) Marchese of Batavia. 2 grandsons Paul (Sandra) Marchese of Batavia, Robert (Melayne) Marchese of Austin Texas, two great grandsons Joseph and Michael Marchese of Batavia. Sisters in law Eleanor Cecero and Joan Marchese of Batavia, brothers in law Steve (Rose) Marchese of CA and Vincent March of Batavia who survive along with several nieces and nephews who loved Rose.

Calling hours will be held on Friday April 13, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited on Saturday April 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s), 122 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia, NY.

Memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or the Batavia Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box  347, Batavia, NY 14021-0347. 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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