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Batavia - Mrs. Nancy T. Talbot, 75, of Batavia, passed away Saturday, (August 31, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Talbot was born January 26, 1938 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Alan and Thelma (Potter) Mellenthein.

Nancy greatly enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing cards; but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Marvin F. Talbot, of Batavia, children, Theresa (Robert) Dearcop of Corfu, Kathleen (Clifford) Platek of Batavia, Marvin (Victoria) Talbot of Indiana, Lanny Talbot of Chili, and Jeannine (Jody) Balon of Attica; a brother, Tom (Rosa) Mellenthein.  18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Nancy is preceded in death by a grandson, Douglas Wandtke, Jr as well as brothers and sisters. 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Nancy’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 7.  Memorials may be made to the Talbot family.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Jason M. Jewett, 31, of South Byron, passed away on Friday August 30, 2013 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident inEden. He was born on May 30, 1982, in Batavia, to Joseph F. (Joyce E. Howard) Jewett III of Batavia. Jason was a Federal Agent at the Immigration Customs Enforcement & Deportation facility in Batavia along with being one of 13 instructors for the Special Response Team. He loved his job as an agent. Jason raised Siberian Huskies, was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed doing roofing projects. He was a patriot that loved his country especially the Wounded Warriors Project.

Jason is survived by his parents; brothers Joseph (Arlene) Jewett IV of Attica; Jeffrey Jewett of Basom, sister Jennifer (Ted) Elliott of Attica along with 9 nieces and nephews, one great-niece, one great-nephew, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Monday September 2, from 7 to 9 PM and on Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 3 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will be in North Pembroke Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.WoundedWarriorProject.org. 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.

 

Ana Rosa Rodriguez, 55, of Batavia, died peacefully on Tuesday (August 27, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born November 22, 1957 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, daughter of the late Juan Pablo Gallo and Cristina Tejeda Bardales Cardona.

Survivors include two sons, Luis Rodriguez of Batavia, Pablo Mejia Bardales of Belize. Daughter, Ana Mejia Bardales of Batavia.  Grandchildren, Hogen and Isaac Mejia.  Also survived by several brothers, sisters and other relatives.

Friends and family may attend a celebration of Ana’s life on Saturday from 12pm-2pm at New Hope Church, 8052 Bank St., Batavia.  Interment will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, NY.

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.

MARY C. IANNELLO Age 96, died on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Averill Park, NY while under care from The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County. She was born in Batavia, NY on July 9, 1917,  a daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Gaeta) Faso, also preceded in death by her husband, John J. Iannello who died in 1978, son, John S. Iannello in 1985 and sisters, Celia Corcimiglia, Sara Pontisso, Rose Fusco, Josephine Joy and brother, Joseph Faso.

   Mrs. Iannello was a 1935 graduate of Batavia High School. She was a senior stenographer for the Genesee County Probation Department and later, a senior account clerk for the Genesee County Department of Social Services-Child Support Unit for a total of 25 years. She retired in 1982. A member of the former St. Anthony's Church and a past member of its Altar and Rosary Society along with the American Legion Auxiliary Post #332. After retiring Mary volunteered at the Genesee County Nursing Home. Before coming to Averill Park, Mary resided at the Manor in Batavia and greatly enjoyed her many friends there.

   Surviving is her loving son, Richard (Anne) Iannello of Averill Park, NY; daughter-in-law, Immaculata Iannello of Batavia, NY and her sister, Geraldine (Dominic) Pollino of Batavia, NY. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Christine (Steve) Bachtel of Houston, TX, John (Kathryn) Iannello of Williams, AZ and Joseph Iannello of Albion, NY; five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, Charles (Carol) Iannello of Kenmore, NY; sisters-in-law, Joan Iannello of LeRoy, NY, Jan Nicosia of Williamsville, NY and dear friend, Shirley Clark of Batavia.

   Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Please join the family 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 31, 2013 for a Mass of Christian Burial, Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site) corner of Swan & Sumner Streets Batavia, New York. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144.           

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

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

 

Charles W. Hephner, 71, of Alexander, passed away on Sunday August 25, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born November 9, 1941 in Hillsdale, MI to the late Harold (Alice Carrie) Hephner. Mr. Hephner spent 20 years in the United States Navy, he worked for a long time at Sabin Metal and also drove a truck for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He loved having coffee with his buddies. Mr. Hephner proudly found the Lord later in life and dedicated himself to prayer. He is preceded in death by his brother Carl Hephner.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife Kathy (Snyder) Hephner of Alexander; sons Kelly J. (Dana) Delikat of MD; Joseph Delikat of Oakfield.

As per Mr. Hephner's wishes his body was donated to the University of Buffalo Medical School. A 1:00 PM Memorial Service will be held at the Bethany Fire Department and will be officiated by Rev. John Hatch of the Pentecostals of Genesee, United Pentecostal Church on Saturday September 7, 2013.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department or to the East Bethany Fire Department. 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., 333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

JUDITH ELAINE HALL Age 61, longtime Batavia City School District teacher, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born August 11, 1952 to the late D. Earl & Esther (Pape) Bolles.

   Judi obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematics from SUNY Brockport, and began teaching in 1978. Her amazing teaching career spanned 30 plus years and touched the lives of thousands of students. She was an avid golfer and scored an epic hole-in-one on Terry Hills' signature island hole #14. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, RV-ing, tutoring, and an occasional trip to the casino. She loved her family vacations to Beckers, amusement parks, and Disney World. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, pets (Midnight, Jayden, Dakota), and the love of her life, Scott.

   Surviving is her beloved husband of 35 years, Scott Hall of Batavia; loving children, Amy K. (Jason) Harris of Michigan and their children, Matthew John & Elizabeth Kristine; David W. (Ashley) Hall of Batavia and Philip S. Hall of Colorado; brothers and sisters, late Daniel (Ruth) Bolles of Florida, Constance (Robert) Hummel of Kenmore, late Donald (Anne) Bolles of Texas, Richard (Joann) Bolles of Nevada, Janet (late Robert) Widmann of Florida, her twin brother, John (Liz) Bolles of Oregon and Carol (Daniel) Schrantz of Williamsville; sisters-in-law, Sharon Michie of North Carolina and Lynn Sutherland-Bolles of Colorado; sister-in-law, Wende (Sidney Richard) London of Batavia; brother-in-law, Ronald (Shellye) Dale-Hall of Elba; mother-in-law, Dorothy B. (late William D.) Hall of Batavia and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

   Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 and from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The celebration of Judi's life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013. All services will be held at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, and memorials in her memory are suggested to the family to be distributed to charities of Judi's choice.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth DiCenso Age 82, longtime Oakfield resident, died peacefully Wednesday evening August 21, 2013 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home with family at her side. She was born December 2, 1930 in Poggio Picenze, Italy (L'Aquila), daughter of the late Attilio & Mary Louise Centi, also preceded in death by her husband, Pasquale "Patsy" DiCenso on October 7, 1984.

   Elizabeth's amazing life story begins as an only child having survived bombings in her hometown during WWII and making her way to the United States in 1946. She graduated from Oakfield-Alabama Central School, Rochester Business Institute (RBI) and in 1953 boarded the Andrea Doria, sailing to Italy to be reunited with the "love of her life" Patsy, whom she married on June 14, 1953. Following a honeymoon in Rome, they travelled back and settled in Oakfield to begin their life together, proud and mindful of their Italian-American Heritage, days filled with hard work, always focused on family and their church. Elizabeth was an entrepreneur and owner of the Oakfield Lauderettes along with several other rental properties. She active member of Parish Outreach, St. Joseph's Table and The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Padre Pio Parish (formerly St. Cecelia's). Liz loved to travel back to her home country of Italy and in the U.S. Family and friends will remember her authentic Italian cooking, namely "Gnocchi's and Pizzelles", her beautiful rose bushes and her love for the "Chicken Dance". Elizabeth's greatest gift and legacy will always be her generous love for family, friends and church, her beautiful warmth will be forever missed.

   Surviving are her beloved children, Jean "Jeannie" DiCenso of Oakfield and her children, Tara Marie (fiancé, Nolan) Ingalsbe and Ryan (Rachel) Ingalsbe; David (Diana) DiCenso of Alpharetta, GA and their children, Christian David DiCenso and Danielle Marie DiCenso; Joseph DiCenso of Oakfield and his daughter, Serena Elizabeth Strollo-DiCenso; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

   Visitation will be from 2-7 PM Sunday August 25, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM Monday August 26 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial, St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, New York 14125. Liz will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Patsy, in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials in her memory be made to St. Padre Pio Parish.

The DiCenso family wishes to thank the staffs of UMMC, LeRoy Village Green, Liz's church family and the many friends and extended family for their care, concern and prayers for their beloved mother.                   

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

Gerard I. Willis “Jerry”, 78 of Spencerport, formerly of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday (August 21, 2013) at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 22, 1935, a son of the late Irving and Helen Mcdonaugh Willis.

He graduated high school from St. John Preparatory School in Brooklyn.  Gerard served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and upon honorable discharge, attended the University of Buffalo.  He was the operator/owner of the Goodyear Shoe Repair that was located on Jackson St. in Batavia.

He was the husband of the late Providence “Prudy” Varco Willis who died November 10, 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeanine Vendetta of Rochester, Lisa (John) Sprague of Spencerport and Christa (Doug) Palmer of Batavia. Son, Steven Willis of Rochester.  Son-in-law, David Vendetta of Rochester.  Also survived by eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Robert Willis.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share condolences, memories and thoughts on Sunday from 12pm-3pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 3pm.  Burial with military honors will be in Bath National Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626.

The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff at the Jewish Home, RGH and Unity Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for the wonderful care he received.

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.

Corfu - James "Jake" Rudnik, 75, of Corfu, passed away Tuesday (August 20, 2013) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

He was born May 6, 1938 in Lancaster, a son of the late Frank and Mary Rudnik. Jake was a union carpenter for the Local 9 in Buffalo.

He is survived by his wife, Rosanne (Gazzo) Rudnik of Corfu; loving Dad of Timothy (Kathy) Rudnik, Dawn May, David (Kelly) Watts, Robin (late Donald) Neyman, Kim (Joseph) Ebeling and the late Deborah Watts. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 4 siblings. Predeceased by 3 siblings.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Refreshments at his residence following the service.

Corfu - Dorothy S. Bartlett, 86, went home to her loved ones in heaven, Tuesday (August 20, 2013) at the New York State Veterans Home, Batavia, surrounded by her family.

 
Dorothy was born September 15, 1926 in the Town of Darien, a daughter of the late John and Anna Klehn Skeet. She was a dedicated homemaker and her delicious pies will be missed by all. Dorothy was a member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu Rebekah Lodge 222 and was on the Victims Panel for GCASA. Dorothy was the wife of the late Walter Bartlett, sister of the late Florence Skeet and Raymond Skeet and grandmother of the late Mindy Beals. 
 
She is survived by her children: Lin (Skip) Bartlett-Taylor of Corfu, Carol "Cay" (Pat Fletcher) Bartlett of Buffalo and Charles Bartlett of Corfu; grandchildren: Scott Beals, Joel Taylor, Charles Bartlett II, Jeremey Bartlett and James Bartlett; 7 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Skeet of Batavia and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Family and friends may call Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. Memorials may be made to the New York State Veterans Home Activities Department (Bingo games) 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

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