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Virginia C. Thompson, 95 of Madeira Beach, FL, passed away on Saturday December 28, 2013 at the Suncoast Hospice Facility in Pinellas Park, FL. She was born July 16, 1918 in Lackawanna to the late Ermilento (Matilda Dello Russo) Marrano. Mrs. Thompson was retired from the former St. Jerome’s Hospital in Batavia as a RN and Head Surgical Nurse. She was a member of St. Vincent’s Church in Attica for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband George M. Thompson who passed away on May 29, 1998.Also preceded in death sisters Lucy Eusanio; Viola Orazetti; Mary Ilardo;  brothers Carmen, Charles, and Victor Marrano.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her children George M. (Dawn) Thompson of VA; Michaelene (Robert) Dun of Attica; Andrew C.(Joanna) Thompson of CO; ; brother Ralph (Evelyn Marrano of Atlanta Ga.; 4 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

Memorials may be made to Stevens Memorial Library or Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas Park FL 33782. For more information please call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Alan Crawford King, 83, of Akron, passed away on Tuesday (December 30, 2013) at the Buffalo Hospice Palliative Care Center in Cheektowaga.

He was born in Buffalo on October 20, 1930, son of the late Albert and Ruth Ramsey King.

Mr. King was a graduate of Bennett High School and attended Empire College.  He served with the New York State National Guard and retired from the New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia Turner King of Akron. Children, Linda Harrington, Deborah (Mark) Medakovich, Karen (Richard) Bushen, Jeffrey (Lynnette) LaMontagne, Jacqueline Dillon, David (Elizabeth) LaMontagne.  Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Saturday (January 4th) from 9:30am-11:30am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11:30am.  Interment will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Akron.

Flowers are gratefully declined and the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Alan’s name be made to Buffalo Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227 or Hearts and Hands, 50 John St., Akron, NY 14001.

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 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Helen was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 25, 1921 a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Witek) Jaroszewski. Helen retired from the former Champion Products in Perry in 1986 where she worked in the folding department. She attended the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling and spending time with family. She is preceded in death by sisters Virginia Zarkowski and Lottie Bucci.

She is survived by a brother: Emil (Anna) Jaroszewski of Perry, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 12-2 PM on Saturday January 4, 2014 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow the visitation, 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Daniel J. Krzesinski, 86 of Bennington, passed away on Tuesday December 31, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born October 17, 1927 in Buffalo to the late Felix (Victoria Michalak) Krzesinski. Mr. Krzesinski is a United States Army Veteran, member of the DAV, American Legion, VFW, NYST, WNYST and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bennington. He attended Buffalo Technical High School, Canisius College (BS), New York State University at Buffalo (MS in Education). After serving in the military he was hired by the Buffalo Board of Education where he worked for forty years as a Science Teacher, Guidance Counselor and Administrator. His hobbies included lapidary, woodworking, leather, and wood carving. He is preceded in death by his siblings Edwin and Sonya Krzesinski.

Mr. Kresinski is survived by his wife Dolores M. (Okoniewski) Krzesinski of Bennington; children Victoria (Paul) Peters of Clifton Park; Noel (Alex) Krzesinski of Rochester; Richard (Laurie) Krzesinski of Herndon, VA; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Alexander, Damien and Sonja along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday January 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. A   10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday January 4, 2014 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Bennington Center) 1230 Clinton St. Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers (if sending flowers please send potted plants only) memorials may be made to the ECMC – TICU 462 Grider St., Suite G-1, Buffalo, NY 14215 or the UMMC – ER, 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

LeRoy ~ Donald B. Stenshorn, age 80, of Lathrop Avenue, passed away Tuesday evening (Dec. 31, 2013) at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

     He was born September 18, 1933 in Warsaw, a son of the late Sidney and Luella Perrine Stenshorn.

     Mr. Stenshorn was a retired welder from the Lapp Insulator Company.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the LeRoy American Legion, the Batavia RC Flying Club, the Empire State Antique Truck Association and the Pine Hill Airport Museum.

     He is survived by his wife, Jean Bossart Stenshorn, his sons, Dale (Stephanie) Stenshorn of Rochester, Thomas (Jeanette) Stenshorn of York, PA and David (Lisa) Stenshorn of Kendall, his siblings, Janet Chapek of FL, Dean (Bonita) Stenshorn of Silver Springs and Diane (Robert) Kranack of FL, 5 grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter in law, Sandra Stenshorn.

     Friends are invited to call on the family on Friday, Jan. 10 from 3 ~ 7 PM. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Don's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:00 AM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 E. Main Street, LeRoy.  Interment will be private in Stafford Rural Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Lake Plains Dialysis ~ Attn: Ellen, 587 E. Main St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020 or American Legion-Botts Fioritto Post 576, 53 W. Main St., LeRoy, N.Y. 14482.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Stenshorn's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com 

Hazel May Miller, 92 of Batavia, formerly of Alexander and Attica, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother died December 31, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born February 4, 1921 in Alexander to the late Earle (Fannie Williams) Kelsey.

After graduating from Alexander High School, Hazel became a Rosie the Riveter at Curtis Wright in Buffalo during the war effort and later went on to earn her license as a cosmetologist, a profession which allowed her to work from home while raising her 8 young children. Later she went to work at Batavia Linen Systems and P. W. Minor and Sons in Batavia.  Hazel was a member of Bethany Center Baptist Church and volunteered for several years at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was best known to family and friends as a woman who always offered an encouraging word and didn't have a mean bone in her body. She is preceded in death by her son Russ, granddaughters Rachel Miller and Meredith Schaefer; brothers Donald (infant) and Daniel Kelsey.   

Survivors  include her husband of 67 years, Edward A. Miller;  seven children, Maggie (Marsha) Miller of Batavia, Roger (Judy) Miller of Spring Grove, VA., Greg (Ann) Miller of  East Bethany, Jeff Miller of Port Charlotte, FL., Paul (Sheri) Miller of Alexander, Paula Miller-Schaefer (George) of Norfolk, VA. and Vicki (Jeff) Wolak of East Bethany; Daughter-in-law Belinda Miller (Rick) Cox,  19 grandchildren,  28 great grandchildren and 9 great, great grandchildren; three brothers William (Janet) Kelsey, Robert (Peggy) Kelsey, and Gordon “Gub” (Gaylene) Kelsey, nieces and nephews.  Also, family member  Julie Pearce of Sebring, FL.

Friends are invited to call on Friday January 3, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia. A celebration of Hazel’s life will be held at 11AM Saturday January 4, 2013 at Bethany Center Baptist Church, 10420 Bethany Center Road, E. Bethany, NY 14054. A private interment will take place at a later date.

Memorials in her name may be made to Bethany Center Baptist Church, 10420 Bethany Center Road, E. Bethany, NY 14054 or to Maple Lawn Cemetery Association, 10720 Bethany Center Road, E. Bethany, NY 14054. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

George A. Miller, 82 of Alexander, passed away on Friday December 27, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1931 in Batavia to the late John R. (Kathryn E. Eichelberger) Miller. Mr. Miller was retired from Traveler’s Insurance in Buffalo and he was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife Carol A. (Bunn) Miller who passed on December 1, 2012.

Mr. Miller is survived by his three children Jeffrey (Suzanne) Miller of Lancaster, Cheryl Silvestrini of Elbridge, Christopher Miller of Alden;  two grandchildren Jake and Megan Miller who survive along with his sister Janet Marriott of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday January 2, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. A   10:30 AM Funeral Service will take place on Friday January 3, 2014 at the Alexander United Methodist Church, 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department, Main Road, Alexander NY 14005. For more information please call 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Corfu - Ryan C. Bergman, 26, of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (December 25, 2013).

Ryan was born on March 15, 1987, in Amherst, NY. He was the son of Richard and Bernadette Maloney Bergman.

Ryan was an avid reader and loved computer gaming. He always had a book in his hand or had one waiting, already opened, ready to read.

Ryan is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Richard and Bernadette Bergman of Corfu; his brother, Jeffrey Stellrecht of East Aurora and his special friend, Annette Pawli and her daughters, Arrianna and Clarice.

Many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends also survive.

Friends may call Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph site) 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Alden Union Cemetery, Alden, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Mental Health Association 25 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky - Mrs. Evelyn A. McElwain, age 85, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Bradenburg Nursing and Rehab in Elizabethtown.

She was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a cook at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia.  

She is survived by a son, William R. Watkins of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; three daughters, Cherie L. (Joe) Feliciano of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Marion (Irv) Berkholder of Attica and Lauretta (Harold) Harper of Port Richey, Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Please consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite #6, Williamsville, New York 14221-7380.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

MICHAEL G. SULLIVAN Age 77, former Batavia resident, died peacefully Tuesday morning December 24, 2013 at the Wayne Center in Wayne, PA. He was born March 25, 1936 in Batavia to the late Michael L. and Sara (Kane) Sullivan, also preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalie (Carlino) and his son, Kevin C. Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan was raised in Batavia and was a 1953 graduate of Batavia High School. He served in the United States Army and upon his discharge started his career in the automotive industry. He worked for both American Motors and Chrysler Corporation where he was Director of Sales Promotion and ended his career at Chrysler by managing a Chrysler/Plymouth dealership in Huntington, WV. He then joined Carrier Corporation in the international sales division and had the opportunity to conduct business in over 27 countries. He also lived for 3 years in Bahrain where he was a manager in Carrier’s Middle East sales office. In his later years, Michael settled in southeastern Pennsylvania living a quiet life there with his wife Sharon, yet always keeping his ties to Batavia.       

Surviving is his loving wife, Sharon (Flanagan) Sullivan of Coatesville, PA; his sons, Michael  of Orange County, CA and John P. of Dallas, TX; step-children, Drew Gordon, Mac Gordon, Mike Gordon, and Shannon DiCandill; grandchild, Devan Brooke Sullivan.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 18, 2014 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Mr. Sullivan will be buried with his parents in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.           

Please share your memories of Michael, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OFMICHAEL G. SULLIVAN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

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