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Alan Charles Doctor, 56, of the Tonawanda Indian Territory,  entered into rest on Wednesday (August 24, 2011) at Erie County Medical Center.

He was born in Batavia on September 22, 1954, a son of the late LaJoie and Eloise Abrams Doctor.

Mr. Doctor was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served from 1972 to 1976. He achieved the rank of Sergeant E-5 and was awarded an Expert Rifle Badge, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Medal.  He is a member of the Wolf Clan and was an owner of Doc's Smoke Shop.

Surviving is his wife, Monica,  three Sons, Uriah, Isaiah and Eli Smoke, three brothers, Meredith (Shirley) Doctor, Bruce (Bonnie) Doctor and Paul Doctor.  A sister, Brenda (Jeff) Batt. Nine grandchildren also survive.

Visitation will be Saturday at the Tonawanda Indian Reservation Baptist Church from 11 am to 1 pm.  Services will follow at 1 pm with Rev. Robert Dean Officiating.

Burial will follow in the Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.

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.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, II DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Age 79, of Elba, NY, retired restaurant manager, died peacefully Tuesday morning August 23, 2011 at home with his wife by his side following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 13, 1932 in Elba son of the late Onofrio & Rose (Marabella) Monachino, also preceded in death by sisters Philippa (late George) Burns, Betty Capadano & Pauline Groulx; brothers Paul & Patsy Monachino; daughter-in-law Dawn and sister-in-law Joan Monachino. A graduate of Elba Central School and a United States Army Veteran, he was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish and a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. Sam was a kindhearted and generous man who had many interests and hobbies and who made friends wherever he went. His absolute joy in life was spending time with all the many people he loved and cared about - especially his family and cherished grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by so many but leaves behind a legacy of great spiritual faith, fortitude in the face of adversity, love & generosity of heart - all this will live on forever in the hearts of all who love and miss him.

     Surviving is his beloved wife of nearly 25 years Catherine (Ohl) Monachino of Elba; loving children Frank of Ft. Worth, TX, Michael of Clarence, Sandra (Angelo) Ciraolo of Clarence Center; brothers Onofrio (Nancy) Monachino, Joseph (Anne) Monachino all of Missouri, Thomas (Colleen) Monachino of Ohio & sister Suzanne (Donald) Drachenberg of Batavia; grandchildren Joshua, Lindsay, Courtney, Nicholas & Zachary; sisters-in-law Helen & Mary Ellen Monachino both of Batavia; brothers-in-law Amos Groulx of Ogdensburg & Harry Capadano of FL along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

     Family and friends may visit from 3:30-7:30 PM Saturday August 27 & Sunday August 28 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers 9:15 AM Monday August 29 will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (Elba Site). Memorials in Sam's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice, burial with Military Honors will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Monachino family gratefully requests that if you have a favorite pictue or written memory of Sam to please bring it to share with them. For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAM F. MONACHINO WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

     Age 52, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday Aug. 19, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born October 29, 1958 in Batavia, son of Margaret Kapperman-Hale of Batavia and the late Melvin Kapperman, also preceded in death by a nephew Chuck Hensel and step-father Harold Hale. Brian was a graduate of  Pembroke High School and was trained as an auto mechanic at the Lincoln Tecnical Institute in DC. An avid Nascar fan, he was a quadriplegic for 32 years and his family served as wonderful caretakers to him. Brian's family would like to thank all the health care professionals at Strong Memorial Hospital and the Genesee County Nursing Home for their care and compassion over the years.

     Surviving along with his mother are sisters Barb (Jim Carpenter) Kapperman of Batavia; Brenda (Dick) Stearns of Canandaigua; Bev (Bruce) Torquato of Covington and his brother Brad (Jan Kent) Kapperman of Batavia; adult nieces & nephews Allsion (Dennie) Lougheed of Batavia; Laura (Mark) Kulikowski of Byron; Nikki (Mike Pepe) Hall of Caledonia & Geoff (Amie) Handy of Gates; great nieces & nephews Steven & Amy Corcoran; Samantha Becker, Jessica Hensel, Spencer & Melanie Kulikowski and Courtney Lougheed; his godmother Jean Vine of Cheektowaga along with several aunts, uncles & cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 6-8 PM Wednesday Aug. 24 & 11-1 PM Thursday Aug. 25 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials in Brian's memory are suggested to Strong Memorial Hospital (Unit 5-1400), Genesee County Nursing Home, Paws & Purrs Animal Rescue or the Genesee County Park. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.  

ARRANGEMENTS FOR BRIAN J. KAPPERMAN WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

Oakfield - Rose Anna Desjardins, 93, of Oakfield, passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mrs. Desjardins was born October 2, 1917 in Fort Coulonge, Quebec, the daughter of the late John and Rosalee (Bertrand) St. Jean.

She emigrated to the United States from Quebec, Canada on July 23, 1955. She was a housewife in Oakfield where she raised her children. She enjoyed spending her summer months at Fort Coulonge, Quebec, Canada at her summer home. Rose Anna will rest there now with her beloved husband and family. Au revoir, Ma Ma

Her husband, Oswald F. Desjardins, passed away in 1999.

Survivors include 6 children, Mona (Gary) Sulimowicz, Frank (Darlene) Desjardins and Richard (Pam) Desjardins all of Oakfield, John Desjardins and Annette Desjardins, both of Batavia and Nancy (Joseph) Richthammer of Basom; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She had 3 sisters and 5 brothers - 4 are still living. All of her siblings remained in Canada throughout their lifetimes - Rose Anna was the only one to leave.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 7 pm at Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, 5329 S. Gravel Rd, Medina, NY - Rt 63 just north of Alabama Center. Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield. Memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Fort Coulonge, Quebec. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Cora F. Wiederhold  60 of Batavia, died  August 18, 2011  in United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.  She was born  April 17, 1951 in Glens Falls, NY to the late Frank  and Helen (Johnson) Bruno. Mrs. Wiederhold was a homemaker, she enjoyed bingo and going to parks, was an avid Trace Adkins fan, and she was devoted to her family especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband’s Bernard LaCarte and Walter J. Wiederhold, a daughter Amber Lynn and a sister Clara.
                                                                                                                        

She is survived by her sons Jeremy (Tanya) LaCarte of Florida, Matthew (Stephanie) LaCarte of Batavia, daughters Brandi (Michael) LaCarte Greene and Autumn (Fiancé Reinaldo Fernandez) Harrington all of Batavia. 8 grandchildren also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will take place Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, New York.   


Memorials be made to the Family. 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 New York 14020.

Doris E. Miller, 86 of Batavia, died August 17, 2011 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born June 18, 1925 in East Pembroke, NY to the late LaVerne (Georgeanna Nichols) Parker. Mrs. Miller was retired from the New York State School for the Blind where she worked for 15 years. She was a former member of the East Pembroke Federated Church, the Home Bureau, and the former Moose Club. She was an avid New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Muckdogs fan. Mrs. Miller was very devoted to her family. She is preceded in death by her husband’s George A. Lear in 1984, Lester Miller in 1994, brothers Merton “Danny” Parker, Gordon Parker and sister Eleanor Warner.

She is survived by her sons LaVerne A. (Sue) Lear of Holley; Gary Lear of Lockport;  daughters Renee (Glenn) Miller of Wyoming, NY;  Victoria Krueger of Newfane; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, awaiting the birth of her 10th great grandchild along with many  nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday Aug. 21st from 3:00 to 7:00 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 Monday Aug 22nd at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the New York State School for the Blind Children’s Activities Fund 2A Richmond Avenue 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 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Barbara G. Mirrione, 65 of Batavia died August 17, 2011 at her home. She was born March 10, 1946 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late George (Melvadine Grube) McClemont. Mrs. Mirrione enjoyed NASCAR, arts and crafts. She is preceded in death by her husband Paul Mirrione; brother Richard McClemont.

She is survived by her sons Paul Mirrione Jr. of Batavia; George F. (Michelle) Mirrione of Pavilion; 3 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday August 20, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be private. Interment will take place at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu.    

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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, New York 14020.

Mary Grace Zambon, 88 of Batavia, died August 15, 2011 at her home in Batavia. She was born July 2, 1923 in Batavia, to the late Guiseppe (Francesca Macchia) Spiotta. Mrs. Zambon worked for years at GTE Sylvania and the Golden Shield. She was a member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s church. She was a very loving grandmother that enjoyed gardening. She is preceded in death by her husband Hamil J. Zambon in 2010 and daughter-in-law Maureen Zambon.                                                         

She is survived by her son Dr. Joseph Zambon of Williamsville, daughter Gloria (Robert) McCracken of Crossville TN, 7 grandchildren Sarah G. Zambon, Dr. Margaret M. (Brian Meyer) Zambon, Katharine F. (Eli Dickinson) Zambon, Brendan J. Zambon, Michael G. (Jessica) McCracken, Joshua J. McCracken and Celeste L. McCracken. 2 Great grandchildren Charleston and Matthew survive along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place Saturday August 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, New York. Burial will take place in Grand View Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. 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, New York 14020.

Irene Rose Donohue, 91, of Batavia died Saturday (August 13, 2011) at her residence surounded by her children. 

She was born in Batavia on July 25, 1920, a daughter of the late Bruno and Rose Wisniewski Dombrowski.

Her late husband, Richard Donohue died on June 17, 1975.

Mrs. Donohue was an insurance broker and operated the James Donohue Insurance Agency in Batavia. 

She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  In her younger years she bowled with the Polish Falconettes League.  She was a member of Resurection Parish (St. Joseph Church),St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Church Altar and Rosary Society, Polish Falconesste and its Legion of Honor and the Genesee Region Insurance Professionals.  Irene enjoyed spending good times with her dogs Dewey and Lucy.

Surviving are two sons, James W. (Dora) Donohue of Farmington, NY, Richard Donohue Jr. of Batavia. Two daughters, Rosemary (Joseph) Donohue of Castile, NY and Diane Donohue of Batavia. Five grandchildren, Jeremy Rich, Jon Donohue, Genessa Donohue, Jessica Jaszko and Joseph Jaszko.  Three great grandchildren, Quintin Rich, Roy Rich and Alaya Scott. 

She was the sister of the late Joseph Domobrowski and Tessie Dombrowski.

Family and friends may call Tuesday from 3 - 7 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Prayers will be recited on Wednesday at 11:15 AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon at Resurection Parish (St. Joseph Church).

The Rosary Society will recited the Rosary at the funeral home on
Tuesday at (to be announced).

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Those desiring may made memorial contributions to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St., Batavia, 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 P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor.

Gerald “Jerry” Worth, 80 of Batavia, died August 13, 2011 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born August 17, 1930 in Lockport, NY to the late Linus (Harriett Johnson) Worth. Mr. Worth was retired from Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac. He had previously worked as a car salesman for 25 years and prior to that he worked 27 years for Coca Cola. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), past member of the Batavia Lions Club where he served as President; he was a member of the Glenn S. Loomis Post #332 and Veness Strollo Post #1602. He enjoyed traveling, and working in his yard. He is preceded in death by his sister Virginia Worth and brother Jack Worth.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Margaret “Maggie” (Peca) Worth two daughters Trish (Peter) Wollke of Rochester, Mimi (Tom Atkinson) Worth of Marion, NY, one granddaughter Lauren Wollke and grand dog Lucky. One brother Paul Worth of Rochester, survive along with many other relatives, friends, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday August 16, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM on Wednesday in Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main St. Batavia. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York City, New York 10016 or the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, 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 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

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