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scan.jpgBeulah M. Drachenberg, "Bea", 76, of Clarence Ctr., died Friday (October 22, 2010) at the home of her daughter in Middlesex, NY.

She was born in Alabama, NY on May 2, 1934, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Ella Ostrander Woodrich.

She was a shoe sewer at  P.W. Minor Shoe Factory in Batavia prior to her retirement and enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Surviving is her husband of over 29 years, Otto Drachenberg.  Two daughters and a son in law: Debra Ames of Middlesex, NY and Cindy and James Williams of St. Cloud, FL.  A son and daughter in law, Terry and (Deborah) Conrad of Alabama, NY.  Stepchildren: Linda and Joseph Cipriano of So. Carolinaand Todd and June Drachenberg of Sanborn, NY.   Two sisters in law: Gertrude Woodrich of Batavia and JoAnn Leaton of Byron.  Ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was the sister of the late: Alfred, Harold (late Shirely) and Lawrence Woodrich.

Friends may call Monday at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA from 4 - 7:30 PM.  Services will be Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia at 11 AM with Rev. Allen Werk, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Alabama Cemetery in Alabama, NY.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or Yates County Hospice, 756 Preemption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

 

Thomas B. Marchese, 67 of Batavia, NY died October 24, 2010 peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Born November 18, 1942 in Batavia, New York. Son of the late Thomas (Catherine Rosica) Marchese. Tom worked as the Banquet Manager at the Holiday Inn in Batavia for many years. 
 
He is survived by his partner of 21 years John Quinn of Batavia; son Mark (Sheila) Marchese of Corfu; daughter Jennifer (Stephen) Woeller of Batavia; brother John (Cathy) Marchese of Basom; sisters Jeanette Fryer; Maryanne Dugan both of Batavia; 8 grandchildren Joseph, Sarah Elmore, Talisa, Mercedes, Michayla, Arianna Marchese, Quinn and Peyton Woeller, 1 great-grandchild Emma Teresi-Marchese survive along with many nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends may call on Tuesday October 26, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 32-333 W Main St. Batavia, NY from 7 to 9 PM. A 1:30 PM Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday October 27, 2010 at the Holiday Inn 8250 Park Rd. Batavia, NY 14020.
 
 Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank 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.

 

Gaylord R. Ace Sr., 72 of Basom, NY. Died October 23, 2010 peacefully at his son’s home surrounded by his family. Born August 18, 1938 in Orchard Park, New York to the late Floyd (Edith Harmon) Ace. Mr. Ace worked for Batavia Wine Factory. He was a United States Navy Veteran. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing, listening to Bluegrass and Gospel music. 
 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mary Ann (Maltby) Ace of Basom; sons Gaylord R. (Cheryl) Ace Jr. of Ft. Smith, AR; Brian (Tracy) Ace Sr. of Batavia; Matthew Ace of Basom; daughters Terry (Dan) Yates of Batavia; Barbara (Tom) Bodie of Gassport; Mae (Bob) Shafer of Batavia; brother James (Carol) Ace of Belfast; sister Audrey Miller of Ft. Collins, CO; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren survive along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 
 
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM on Wednesday October 27, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will take place 11:00 AM on Thursday October 28, 2010 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama, NY. 
 
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the family.    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.       

 

Peggy J. Monachino, 70 of Batavia, NY. Died October 23, 2010 peacefully at her son’s home surrounded by her family. Born December 3, 1939 in Abingdon, VA daughter of the late Helen (Coe) Cumbo. Mrs. Monachino was retired from Wal-Mart. She loved reading, traveling, garage and yard sales along with being an avid animal lover. She loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Joseph Fragnito. 
 
Survivors include son Sam N. (Lori) Monachino of Batavia; brother Robert (Allison) Cumbo of Cumming, GA; sister Connie Fragnito of Rochester; 5 grandchildren Jessica, Christopher (Alaina), Benjamin, Michael Long and Chase Monachino, 2 great-grandchildren Jacob and Jasmin Long along with several nieces and nephews also survive.
 
Calling hours and funeral services will be private for family only. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. 
 
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Batavia Animal Shelter 3841 W. Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 or to HomeCare and Hospice 550 E. Main 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.

Batavia - Mr. Charles D. “Chip” Barnard, Sr., age 69, of Batavia, former controller for G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia, died Friday, October 22, 2010 at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Barnard was born April 21, 1941 in Batavia, the son of the late Glenn and Eleanor Norris Barnard.
 
A 1973 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, he was a  member of St. James Episcopal Church for over 46 years, he was a member of the Moose Club and loved watching trains and was an avid pheasant and deer hunter.
 
Following his employment from Sylvania, he worked at Fisher Price and Robison Appliance. Following his retirement he worked at Tops Markets as a product director and as a driver for GCASA.
 
At age 14, he began scuba diving and worked for many years as an underwater recovery scuba diver for the Genesee County Sheriff's Department. An animal lover, he will be dearly missed by his dogs Blondie May and Autumn Star whom he loved taking for walks.
 
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean M. Pratt Barnard whom he married June 28, 1963; a son, Charles D. Barnard, Jr.; a daughter, Kim (James) Ficarella of Batavia; two granddaughters, Samantha and Nicole Ficarella of Batavia; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Marilyn (John) Orlando of Batavia, Bill (Elaine) Pratt of Rochester, Mary Jo (George) Davis of Batavia and the late Margaret Wescott. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
 
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Restoration Fund at St. James Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Bette S. Evans, 76 of Perry died October 22, 2010 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw. Mrs. Evans was born in Silver Lake, NY daughter of the late Eldon Safford and Verda (Clark) Safford of Warsaw. She worked for over 20 years at Mallory Timers in Warsaw. She loved sewing, embroidering, computers and photography.

Mrs. Evans is survived by her husband James E. Evans of Perry; sons David Evans of Buffalo; Daniel (Holly) Evans of Perry Center; brothers William (Sally) Safford of Perry; Roger (Donna) Safford of Lima; sister Edna (Harold) Schutte of Fairport; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild along with many nieces, nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Monday October 25th from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday October 26th at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Silver Springs.

Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.

 

Warsaw - Mrs. Onalee E. Mills, 93, of Warsaw and formerly of Genesee County, died Thursday, (October 21, 2010)at the Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw.
Mrs. Mills was born October 1, 1917 in Basom, the daughter of the late Luwellyn and Luella (Sprague) Hatch.
She was a registered nurse at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital and former St. Jerome's Hospital for 25 years. Mrs. Mills was a member of First Baptist Church of Batavia and attended the Batavia Christian Women's Club. She also belonged to The Genesee County Historical Society and participated in The Current Books and Topics Club. 
Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Charles) Canon of Wyoming and Gail (James) Richert of Lakeport, Michigan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mills is predeceased by her two husbands, Albert Neth, who died in 1970 and Olin Mills who died in 1980. She is also predeceased by her brothers, Edward Hatch and Lloyd Hatch.  
Calling hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Bergen - Mrs. Lori Ann Nelson, 49, of Bergen, a bookkeeper for the Town of Bergen and Joanne Amon, CPA, died suddenly on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Nelson was born February 10, 1961 in Jamestown, the daughter of John "Jack" and Mary (Tornstrom) Rounds of Las Vegas, NV.

She was a member for 11 years and Vice President for 8 years of the Byron Bergen Central School Board of Education, a voting delegate to the New York State School Board Association, and served on the Executive Board of the Genesee Valley School Boards Association. She was a member of the Byron Bergen Sports Boosters and volunteer for school musical productions. She remained active in student activities long after her children had graduated from Byron Bergen High School and was active in Boy Scouts and former Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts as well as volunteering at the Bergen 1st Presbyterian Church Nursery and Vacation Bible School.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Nelson whom she married October 10, 1981; a son, Mitchel Nelson of Bergen; 2 daughters, Bobbi Gayle Nelson of Niagara Falls and Regina Nelson of Herkimer, 2 brothers, Randy (Bonnie) Rounds of Las Vegas and David Rounds; several nieces, nephews and many close friends whom she welcomed into her family.  

Friends may call on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen. Services will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Bergen 1st Presbyterian Church.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

 

LeRoy - Mr. Michael C. Steuber, 67, of LeRoy, retired forklift mechanic for Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, died Sunday, October 17, 2010at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Steuber was born May 29, 1943 in Rochester, a son of the late Edward Carl and Margaret Henrietta Steuber.
 
Mr. Steuber served with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War attaining the rank of sergeant. He worked on jet engines at Da Nang Air Base and received five medals for his service.
 
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Gloria Greenman Steuber; his son, Keith (Lydia) Steuber of North Carolina; his step-daughter, Lisa (Dan) Tasmer of Friendship; his brother, Edward Steuber of Kendall; four grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends.
 
There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in North Byron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of LeRoy, 5 East Main Street, LeRoy, New York 14482. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
 
Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner &Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia - Fred J. Allein, 88, of Batavia, a retired Master Sergeant of the US Air Force and retired Director of the Emergency Management Services, Disaster Preparedness, died unexpectedly Friday, October 15, 2010at New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia.

Mr. Allein was born November 24, 1921 in Buffalo, the son of the late Joseph and Helen Allein.
 
In January of 1942, Mr. Allein enlisted in the Army Air Force. Overseas assignments followed in June of 1942 and he was shipped to Port Tufie, Egypt. He became one of the first Americans in Africa in support of the British Eighth Army, being assigned to the British 376th “Hell” Bomb Squadron. He then spent a year in Italy and returned to the US in 1944. In February of 1953 he was recalled to active duty. In November of 1953 he was ordered to Germany, where he spent 5 years and then to Alaska. He eventually retired from the US Air Force while stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, SAC, on August 31, 1967.
 
He was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, former member of Stafford Country Club, Batavia Country Club, BPO Elks, LOOM, Polish Falcons, Godfrey’s Pond and St. Nick’s Club. Mr. Allein belonged to the American Legion where he served as Commander and was a member of the VFW. He especially enjoyed playing cards.
 
Surviving is his wife, Gloria Athoe Allein whom he married December 17, 1944. He was grandfather of the late Richard Whitcombe who died in 2006 and brother of the late Shirley Jahries.
 
Also surviving are one son, James (Cheryl) Allein of Attica; two daughters, Gloria (Robert) Chapman of Byron and Pamela (David) Whitcombe of Batavia and one sister, Joan Summers of Rochester. He was the loving grandfather of Brent Chapman, Robert Chapman, Rebecca (Matthew) Roggow, Jeffrey (Shannon) Whitcombe, Ryan Whitcombe, Abby Allein, Alyssa Allein and Braden Allein; great-grandfather of Jared and Jacob Roggow, Kaelin Chapman, Andrew, Noah and Cora Whitcombe. Also surviving are a granddaughter-in-law, Rebecca Whitcombe and several nieces and nephews.  
 
Friends may call on Monday from 3:30 to 7:30 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, NY. Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or
the Alzheimers Association, 2805 Wehrle Dr. Ste. 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380. Burial with full military honors will be in Grand View Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com
 

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