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Joseph S. Grasso, Sr., 93 of Batavia, passed away Friday morning (September 20, 2013) at his residence.

He was born in Batavia on July 1, 1920, a son of the late Louis and Angeline Butera Grasso.

Joseph was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during World War II and was the Chaplain of the D.A.V. for several years.  He was the owner of the former Batavia Thrift Store on Jackson St. in Batavia prior to his retirement.  Joe’s life revolved around his family and was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandpa.  His presence will definitely be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Bessie A. Hale Grasso “Red” of Batavia. Two sons, Joseph (Carol) Grasso, Jr. of Batavia and Richard (Kathy) Grasso of Hilton. One daughter, Betty Ann Nash of Florida.  Sisters, Louise Capuano of Batavia and Sister Virginia Marie Grasso of Buffalo.  Sisters-in-law, Betty Grasso of Batavia and Nellie Grasso of Florida.  Also survived by 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren , great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Patsy, Frank, Andrew and Salvatore Grasso, Madeline Gabriele and Mary Jane Mruczek.

Friends and family may gather to share memories, thoughts and condolences on Tuesday from 3-6pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 6pm.  Private burial with full military honors will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for distribution.

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, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

 

Marilyn J. Beedham, 83 of Attica, passed away on Friday September 20, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 7, 1930 in Batavia to the late Raymond (May Graham) Sprague. Mrs. Beedham worked as an Aide in the maternity department at the United Memorial Medical Center and then worked as a Home Health Care Aide. She was an avid bingo and card player that loved to crochet. She is preceded in death by her husband George Edward Beedham in 2006; son Kevin; brother Richard Sprague; two sisters Virginia Willis and Barbara Hamm.

Marilyn is survived by her sons Dennis (Dayle) of Oakfield; Michael (Janice) of Attica; Brian (Cyndi) Beedham of Attica; sister Betty (Arnold) Tiede of Batavia; 11 grandchildren Dennis, Zachary Pope; Jen (Haven Armstrong) Beedham; Jamie (Ryan) Rada; Corey (Kristine) Beedham; Amanda (Mark) Rajewski; Lisa, Nicholas, Meridith, James and Hailey Beedham; 2 great-grandchildren Jacob and Hannah Pope along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a 10:30 AM Funeral Service on Tuesday September 24, 2013 at the Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. 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.

September 19, 2013, survived by Renee Tabone; dear father of Isaac Tabone; brother of the late Antoinette (Jim) Bray. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Rd., Williamsville, Tuesday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

 

 

 

 

 

Esther E. Brudz, 80 of Darien, passed away on Monday September 16, 2013 at the Batavia Nursing Home. She was born on April 16, 1933 in Buffalo to the late Andrew (Elizabeth Makowski) Glowniak. Esther completed her Interior Design Course at the Chicago Institute of Interior Design and retired as a self employed Interior Designer. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Council in Darien. She enjoyed traveling, playing Euchre and most of all spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by a daughter Betty Jane; sisters Clara Witkowski; Irene (Gerald) Gach; brothers William (Sophia) Glowniak; Henry (Cecilia) Glowniak.

Mrs. Brudz is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years Joseph Brudz of Darien; sons Mark (Colleen) Brudz of Batavia; Timothy (Rita) Brudz of Attica; daughter Amy (Edward) Wenck of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday September 27, 2013 at Our Lady-Good Council Church 10677 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Buffalo.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.

LOUIS A. CORBELLI Age 77, of Batavia, formerly of Oakfield, died peacefully  Monday September 16, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born in Altoona, PA, a son of the late Carlo and Domenica (Tacca) Corbelli, also preceded in death by his brother, John Corbelli and sister, Mary Jo Pilato.

Louis was a 1954 graduate of Oakfield High School and earned an associate's degree from Alfred State College. He was retired from the New York State Department of Transportation in Rochester where he held a civil engineering post for 37 years and was a member of the Highway of Engineers. He was also employed part-time at Batavia Downs for many years. He was a parishioner of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) and former member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's) where he was president of the Holy Name Society and also served as an usher. Mr. Corbelli was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer.

Mr. Corbelli is survived by his loving wife, Annette (Pullinzi) Corbelli of Batavia, a son, David (Julie) Corbelli of Elma; daughters, Judith (Dennis) Minnick of Alden and Marianne (James) Richter of Illinois along with four grandsons, Ryan and Alex Corbelli, Reagan and Reese Richter; brothers, Bernard (Pat) Corbelli of Georgia, Sandy Corbelli of Williamsville, Peter (Barbara) Corbelli of Batavia, Leo (Sue) Corbelli of California, Octavio (Lynn) Corbelli of Arizona and Victor (Barbara) Corbelli of Texas; sisters, Antoinette Martin of Missouri and Elizabeth Seeberg of Arizona; sister-in-law, Antoinette Corbelli of Williamsville; brother-in-law, Frank Pilato of Arizona along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to recite prayers, 9:15 AM Saturday September 21, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, a Mass of Christian Burial will follow 10:00 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site).  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to PSP.org or CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Road Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093.           

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

THE FAMILY OF LOUIS A. CORBELLI IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Kevin Mark Doktor, 54, of Corfu,  died Sunday (September 15, 2013) accidentally at his residence while working with heavy machinery.

He was born in Batavia on February 20, 1959 a son of Richard Doktor of Corfu and the late Ramona Schmigel Doktor.

Kevin was a member of the Pembroke Community Church and proprietor of Doktor’s Welding in Corfu.  His hobbies were auto racing in Batavia and Perry, NY and implementing his engineering knowledge to create new inventions.   His favorite enjoyments were summer camping with his wife and children and working at Graham Manufacturing Co. in Batavia.

Surviving besides his father is his wife, Mary F. Morse Doktor whom he had married on December 12, 1992.  Three daughters, Rachel Doktor, Nicole Doktor and Samantha Doktor all at home.  One son Justin Doktor also at home.   A brother and sister in law, Douglas and Sonia Doktor of Corfu.  Three sisters, Cindy (Richard) Chilson of Holley, Dinene Hancock of So. Carolina and Dawn Murray of California.  His father in law, John (late Audrey) Morse of FL.  Three sisters and brothers in law, Anne and Ronald Walczak of FL, Paula and Paul Nenni of Clarence, NY and Diane and Robert Hawn of Stafford, NY.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are 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 Friday from 4 – 7 PM.   The funeral service will be Saturday, 10am at the Pembroke Community Church, 692 Main Rd., Corfu, (corner of Lake Rd. & Rt. 5) with Rev. Cindy Lempke Officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pembroke Community Church or National Autism Assoc., 20 Alice Agnew Drive, Attleboro Falls, MA  02763.

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.

Batavia ~ Robert F. Cripps, age 75, of State Street, passed away Sunday afternoon (Sept. 15, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center.

    Mr. Cripps was born Sept. 6, 1938 in Caledonia, a son of the late John and Minnie Stefani Cripps.

     He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served tours in both Korea and Vietnam.  He then worked as a trucking dispatcher up until his retirement.  He was a Buffalo Bills and an Elvis fan and he thoroughly enjoyed having conversations with his family and friends.

     He is survived by his wife, Barbara Favaro Cripps, his children; Robert (Heidi) Cripps of Canandaigua, Amber Marie Cripps of Richmond, VA, Jennifer Cripps of LeRoy and Heather (Richard) McClure of Albion; grandchildren, Trevor Cripps and Paityn Cooper; his siblings, John (Barbara) Cripps of NYC, Marion Roth of LeRoy, Ernest Cripps of Caledonia and Beatrice (Bill) Radley of Stafford, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc, 8700 Lake Road (Rt 19), LeRoy.  Rite of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Church), Batavia, with entombment to  follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 193, 53 Main Street, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482

     Mr. Cripps and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  (585) 768~2400

 

Esther R. Cianfrini, 93 of Batavia formerly of Oakfield, passed away on September 14, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born October 2, 1919 in Batavia to the late Guy (Lola Acanfora) Chiarolanza. Mrs. Cianfrini was retired from the Oakfield Alabama School System where she worked in food service for 23 years. She was a former member of St. Padre Pio Parish. She is preceded in death by her husband Ezio J. Cianfrini in 1997, a daughter Mary Ann Bermingham in 1992, a great grandson Andrew John Cianfrini in 2009, Brother Frank Chiarolanza, and Sisters Josephine Ficarella, Frances Seamans, Mary DiSanto, Margaret Pascucci; brother-in-law Paul Cianfrini.

Esther is survived by her son John (Jean) Cianfrini of Batavia, son in law John (Barb) Bermingham of Rochester, 4 grandchildren Terry (Ken) Todd of California, Debbie (Owen) Guile of Pavilion, Pamela Vernaccini of Michigan and Kristen Cianfrini of Batavia.   5 Great Grandchildren also survive along with sisters in law Cecelia Zito, Catherine Cianfrini both of Batavia, Anna Czekanski of Ford City, PA.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday September 17, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be take place on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

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

Loretta A. Sobon, 93 of Batavia died Friday (September 13, 2013) at the New York State Veterans Home.

She was born in Machias, NY on December 27, 1919, a daughter of the late Conrad and Emma Rossmann Allenbrandt.

She was the widow of the late Stephen Sobon who died on December 24, 1978.

For many years she was a clerk cashier at the Market Basket Grocery Store in LeRoy.  She volunteered at the V.A. Hospital for over 28 years and enjoyed soft music, knitting crocheting.  With her talent as a fine seamstress she also made her own clothing.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia for many years.

Surviving is her brother, Albert (Elizabeth) Allenbrandt of Piffard, NY her sister, Anna Dye of Franklinville, NY Anna Mae Allenbrandt of Caledonia, NY.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:30 to 11am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 where services will follow.  Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Machias.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the church.

The family of Loretta Sobon would like to thank everyone at the Veterans Home of Batavia for their compassionate and loving care that they gave to Loretta.

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

Arrangements were completed by the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

 

 

Corfu - Eleanor W.. Klotzbach, 91, of Indian Falls, passed away Friday (September 6, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

Mrs. Klotzbach was born August 23, 1922 in Ray, NY, a daughter of M. Merlyn and Grace (Hickox) Woodruff.

She was a graduate of Alexander Central School and SUNY at Morrisville.  After graduation from college she became a school dietician at Holland Patent, NY and later managed a cafeteria at Doehler-Jarvis in Batavia during WWII.  Following her marriage, she became a mother, homemaker and packed eggs for neighboring farms for many years.

Her interests included reading, sewing, gardening, food preservation, birding and a love of her family and friends.  Most of all, she wished for all persons she encountered to know the Love, Grace and "the Peace that passes all understanding" which Jesus Christ offers to Mankind. The World was Eleanor's Mission-field!

In the community, she was very active in the Indian Falls United Methodist Church as a junior and senior choir director; a leader at the local and district level of the United Methodist Women; Missions chairman and treasurer; Sunday school teacher and Release Time instructor in addition to being a member of the Friendship SS Class. She actively supported the Gideons International and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Her multiple talents were shared with several organizations including Home Bureau, Farm Bureau and the Dairyman's League as well as assuming a leadership role with 4-H. For many years she loved exhibiting at the Genesee County Fair.

Eleanor is survived by her four children, Kathy (Richard) Craig of Indian Falls, Peter (Carole) Klotzbach of Buffalo, R. Thomas (Mary) Klotzbach of Livermore, CA and Joy (Randy) Yousey of Basom; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. A sister, Harriet Miller also survives, along with many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Roy Klotzbach, sister Marge Lawrence, brother Donald Woodruff, grandson Matthew Klotzbach and many in-laws.

Friends may call  from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m  Wednesday at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Allegheny Road, Corfu, NY 14036. The funeral service will be held at the church, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Indian Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indian Falls United Methodist Church or to the family to be distributed to Gideons International or Wycliffe Bible Translators. Arrangements are being made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

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