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Jane A. Penkszyk, 90, of Alexander, died Friday (November 5, 2010) at Batavia Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Lackawana, NY on August 27, 1920 a daughter of the late John and Anna Bozek Penkszyk.

Miss penkszyk was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was a supervisor at the former W.T. Grant Co. in Batavia.

Surviving is a brother, Michael Penkszyk of Alexander.  Two sisters in law: Josephine Penkszyk of Batavia and Geraldine Penkszyk of N. Carolina.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is the sister of the late Walter, Joseph and Frank Penkszyk and Julia Latko.

Friends and relatives may call Tuesday from 8AM to 9AM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where prayers will be at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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.

Age 88, of Batavia, died Thursday evening November 4, 2010 at Orchard Manor, Inc. in Medina. She was born September 5, 1922 in East Pembroke, NY daughter of the late Glenn & Adelaide (Brownell) Dymond and also preceded in death by her husband Robert Husted in 1997. Mrs. Husted was formerly employed at Dohler-Jarvis, US Gypsum and the Batavia Equine Clinic, she and her late husband spent nearly 20 years in Florida before she returned to the Batavia area.

Surviving is her loving son & daughter-in-law Michael (Colleen) Husted of Batavia; brothers Douglas (Maryann) Dymond of Tonawanda, NY, Dean Dymond of Illinois, Robert (Gayle) Graham of FL and Ercel Dymond of CA; 3 grandsons Aaron, Andrew (Angela) & Christopher Husted all of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation and a Memorial Service will be announced at a future date. Memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL (585)343-7500. 

 

Austin James Russell 1 week old infant son of Brian L. Russell and Jamie A. Stiles of LeRoy died Wednesday November 3, 2010 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Austin was born on October 27, 2010.
 
In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother Zachariah Stiles of LeRoy, sister Tyann Stiles of LeRoy, maternal grandparents James (Judy) Stiles Sr. of Pavilion and paternal grandparents Bonnie Laska of Mt. Morris and Terry Russell of Honeoye, NY. Maternal great grandparents Tom (Alice) Greene of Oakfield, paternal great grandparents John (Charlottte) Russell of Nunda, Connie Craft of Florida and Michael Laska of Varysburg. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
 
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held on Monday November 8, 2010 at 12 Noon at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Family. For more information or to sign the online registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or phone 585-343-8260. Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Bergen - Mrs. Jane R. Ryan, 84, retired print shop manager at Union Bank of California located in El Cajon, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010at Lakeside Biekirch Care Center, in Brockport. 

Mrs. Ryan was born June 15, 1926 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Sidney and Ruth Sheridan Maher. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1945.
 
After her husband, Guy V. Ryan died in 2000, she moved back to the Bergen area.
 
Survivors include one brother, Robert (Kathleen) Maher of Bergen; four sisters, Donna (Robert) Powers, Barbara O'Grady and Marlene (James) Ireland all of Bergen and Geraldine Lichti of Florida; a stepdaughter, Bethel (Dan) Awtrey of Texas and several nieces and nephews. 
 
She was the stepmother of the late Marilyn Shafrath and sister of the late Norman Maher and Gladys Hill.
 
Friends may call on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen. Memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office Of Development, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494. Burial will be in Singing Hills Memorial Park, El Cajon.  
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
 
 

Kalleen Mary Holihan, 67,HOLIHAN, KALLEEN.jpg of Batavia died Sunday (October 31, 2010) at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Long Island on November 14, 1943, a daughter of the late Walter and Sheila Darrnell O'Brien.

Kalleen was a craft designer and featured her creations at many craft shows throughout the area.

She was always helping others, even the animals.  She was the most wonderful lady ever to her family and friends.

Surviving is a son, Walter E. (Tami) Sutton of Batavia.  A daughter, Teresa (Stephen) VanSon of Darien, NY  Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.  A brother, Timothy (Mary Ellen) O'Brien of Perry Ctr., NY.  She was the sister of the late David O'Brien.

Friends may call Wednesday from 1 - 2 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. where services will follow.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Expressions of condolnce 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.

TORCELLO, RALPH.jpgRalph F. Torcello, 86, a lifelong resident of Batavia, died Saturday (October 30, 2010) at Lakeside Hospital in Brockport, NY.

He was born February 14, 1924, a son of the late Frank and Amelia Kocur Torcello.  He was a 1942 graduate of Batavia High School and was very active in track and field and other sports.

A World War II veteran, he served as CPO 1st Class with the Naval Armed Guard Fleet in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres.  He was a member of the USN National Armed Guard WWII Veterans Accociation and the Sampson WWII Navy Veterans Inc.

He retired in 1985 as a skilled trades Supervisor from Delco Products in Rochester and was a member and Vice Commander of the Glenn S. Loomis Post 332 American Legion in Batavia.  He was a member and Past President of  Byron Kiwanis, member of the Batavia Moose Club, Perry Old Orchard Game Club,  Stafford Historical Society.  Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) and a former member of the Holy Name Society.

Surviving is his wife of over 64 years, Joan D. Waclawski Torcello.  Four children: Patricia A. (Joseph) Catalina of Valatie, NY, Marcia A. (Joseph) Rice of East Liverpool, OH, Ronald R. (Mary Cane) Torcello of Churchville, NY and Robin J. (Stephen) Hodownes of Honeoye Falls, NY.  Eight grandchildren and one great grand daughter also survive.  

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary T. Colombo and brother, Frank J. Torcello.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA,  where prayers will be Wednesday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).

Interment with full Military Honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, American Cancer Society , Mass Offerings or a charity of the donors preference.

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.

Batavia - Mr. Keith G. Gerrish, age 64, of Batavia, formerly of Spencerport, an electrical engineer at Hover-Davis in Rochester, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Batavia Nursing Home.

Mr. Gerrish was born June 21, 1946 in Buffalo, the son of the late Donald and Barbara Lansinger Gerrish.
 
Mr. Gerrish's life was his engineering and enjoyed watching motorcycle drag racing where he often worked on the engines of his friend's motorcycles. He also worked as an electrical engineer at Eastman Kodak Co. and Precision Filters.
 
He is survived by his children, Christine (Michael) Heatherman of Macedonia, Ohio, Cynthia (Gordon Smith) Perez of Batavia and Kevin Gerrish of Seminole, Florida; four granddaughters; twins, Jessica and Amanda Heatherman of Macedonia, Ohio and Kelsey and Quinn Gerrish of Seminole, Florida and nieces and nephews.
 
There are no prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Center @ the University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14642.Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
 
 

Akron - Mr. John G. Spaeth, 95, of Akron, a test specialist at Niagara Mohawk Power Co., in Batavia, died Saturday, October 30, 2010at Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Lancaster.

Mr. Spaeth was born October 22, 1915 in Cheektowaga, a son of the late Christian and Sarah (Bennet) Spaeth.
He served during World War II with the Army, was a member of Oakfield United Methodist Church and a past long time member of the Akron United Methodist Church. He traveled to 49 states and was a member of the Avion Travel Club, American Legion, Glenn S. Loomis Post #332, was active in yearly reunions of the 876 a/B Engineer Aviation Battalion and enjoyed electronics. 
His wife, Viola (Harfman) Spaeth died in 2003.
Survivors include his son-in-law, James Houghton of Depew; 2 grandchildren, Rebecca (Matthew) Davidson of Rochester and Andrew (Theresa) Houghton of Attica; a brother, Christian Spaeth of Clayton; 2 sisters, Ellen Weiss of Buffalo and Barbara Wight of Akron, 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
He was the father of the late Joan Spaeth Houghton who died in 2003 and brother of the late David Spaeth and Charles Spaeth.  

Services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Oakfield United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy West, Amherst, NY 14228 or to Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 S. Main St., Oakfield, NY 14125. Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home of Oakfield. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

 

Mary A. Hamman, 83 of Batavia, NY. Died October 30, 2010 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Born March 23, 1927 in Akron, OH to the late Martin P. (Willamena Leuders) Gallagher. Mrs. Hamman worked for 50 years at Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia. She loved to bowl, play bingo and watch baseball. She is preceded in death by a daughter Laura Kunes (1965) and a sister Loveda Hall. 
 
She is survived by sons Frank Hamman of Las Vegas, NV; Martin (Carol) Kunes of Bennington; daughters Frances (Jerry) Robinson of York, SC; Carol (Terry) Harder of Attica; sister Shirley Chimino of Batavia; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren survive along with several nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM on Tuesday November 2, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 11:00 AM funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 3, 2010 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, NY. 
 
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty 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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.              

 

 
Alexander - Mrs. Julia Latko, 83, of Alexander, entered into eternal rest Thursday, (October 28, 2010)at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.
Mrs. Latko was born August 7, 1927 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Bozek) Penkszyk.
Mrs. Latko was employed for many years at the Batavia Downs Club House. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed deer hunting season, making coffee, food and making wonderful pies for her son John and daughter Christine's hunting buddies. Mrs. Latko also enjoyed driving the ATV in the back woods and visiting with family and friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Latko of Batavia and Christine (Steven) Pettine of Whitewell, Tennessee; a son, John (Providence) Latko of Batavia; three grandchildren, Edward (Michelle) Graff of Palm Springs, California, Teresa (David) Sanchez of Charlotte, North Carolina and Joshua (Andrea) Latko of Ludowici, Georgia. At this time Joshua is currently serving with the United States Army and is stationed in Iraqi. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Julia Jean Graff, Noelle and Noah Sanchez, Hannah Lynn Latko, Ethan John Latko and Elayna Joy Latko; a brother, Michael Penkszyk of Alexander; a sister, Jane Penkszyk of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.
She is the wife of the late Felix Latko who passed away in 1984. Mrs. Latko is predeceased in death by her brothers and sister, Walter Pawelski, Bella Cevick, John (Joe) Penkszyk and Francis Penkszyk.  
There are no prior calling hours and services will be private. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws of Love Dog Sanctuary, In memory of Julia Latko, P.O. Box 734, Jasper, Tennessee, 37347. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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