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Edmund C. Parker, Jr. ”Dennis”, 59, of the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, died Wednesday (June 27, 2012) at Medina Memorial Hospital..

He was born in Buffalo on September 14, 1952, son of the late Edmund Sr. and Barbara Snyder Parker.

He was a graduate of Akron Central High School and Bryant & Stratton College.  Edmund was formerly employed by Scott Aviation in Lancaster.

He was a member of the wolf clan.

Survivors include two sisters, Jennifer (Ray Groff, Jr.) Parker and Sherri (David Dietz) Parker, all of Akron. Nephews, LeeRoy Parker, Jonathan Parker, Vincent Groff, Jacob Groff and Maison Parker.  Niece, Kristin Groff.

He was predeceased by his brother, Jeffrey Parker.

Friends may call Saturday (June 30th) from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, where funeral services will be Sunday at 11:30am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or American Kidney Foundation

Online condolences 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 P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

 

  

Age 50, of Corfu, owner/operator of Rod & Staff "The Cane Factory", died peacefully Tuesday June 26, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Batavia, December 18, 1961 a son of Glenn & Joanne (Tenney) Myers of North Carolina.

Guy was an active member of the Genesee Country Church in Oakfield and a past board member of Batavia Assembly of God.He enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball, riding his motorcycle and most loved being a part of whatever his kids were involved in. His family and friends will remember him as an "all around great guy", that will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Beverly (Martin) Myers of Corfu; beloved daughter Janoah Myers at home and son Brandon (Danielle) Myers of Oakfield; sister Rhonda (Tom) Harding of NC; father-in-law Milton Martin of Corfu; brothers-in-law Louis (Elizabeth) Martin of Alden, Russell (Sharica) Martin of Batavia and sister-in-law Julie (Lawrence) Lewis of Churchville along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday June 30th & Sunday July 1st from 4-8 PM at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Monday July 2 at Genesee Country Church 3268 Drake Street Road Oakfield, New York 14125. Burial will be in Indian Falls Cemetery, in lieu of flowers memorials in Guy's memory are suggested to his family which they will present to his favorite causes, Wilmont Cancer Center, Care-A-Van Ministries, Care-Net of Albion, Genesee Country Church and Ride to Recovery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

 

James A. Decker, 84 of Batavia, died June 21, 2012 peacefully at his home. He was born July 8, 1927 in Batavia to the late James M. (Ruth E. Hilbert) Decker. Mr. Decker served as the principle at the Lima Christian School. He actively participated in the ministries of the Lima Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church in LeRoy, Randall Baptist Church in Williamsville and most recently at the Batavia Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn Decker of Batavia; son Paul (Dondra) Decker of Williamsville; grandchildren James (Natalie) Decker, Grace (Fiancé Joe Santiso) Decker, Elizabeth and Joel Decker, great-grandson Eric Decker.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM on Friday June 22, and 2 to 4 PM on Saturday June 23, at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 3:00 PM Funeral Service will take place on Sunday June 24 at the Batavia Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 5220 Clinton St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at White Haven Memorial Park.     

Flowers gratefully declined, memorials may be made to the Lima Christian School Scholarship Fund 1574 Rochester St. Lima, NY 14485. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


 

Medina - Alvina M. Peterson, 102, formerly of Corfu, passed away at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina, where she had been a resident since July 2006.Alvina was born June 8, 1910 in Tracy, Minnesota, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Wedger Klehn.  She was the last surviving child of twelve children,  which included her dear twin sister, Christine Richley.  Alvina worked for Sylvania in Batavia before her retirement.  She was very handy at many things like sewing and upholstery work. She even re-upholstered a chair when she was 93 years old.  One of her very favorite pastimes was playing cards. Alvina was the oldest member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church.

Alvina was the wife of the late Martin A. Peterson; mother of the late Eleanor P. Herman, Norman R. Peterson and Arthur Peterson; and great-grandmother of the late Nicole E. Herman.
She is survived by her son-in-law, Charles A. (Patricia) Herman of Indian Falls; nine grandchildren: Charles B. (Lori) Herman, Julie A. (Patricia Marvin) Herman, Richard B. (Debbie) Herman, Elizabeth A. "Betsy" (Sander) Abramson, Jan (Jim) Goodenbery, Barb (Ron) Thurber, Gerry (Cynthia) Peterson, Cathy (John) Marchese and Russ (Deb) Peterson: great grandmother of 23 and great-great grandmother of 11 and her former daughter-in-law, Mary (Don) Mumford. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. The funeral service will be held from the mortuary on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. I  lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036.

 

 

Albion- Jeffrey D. VanSlyke, 30, of Albion, formerly of Elba, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, (June 20, 2012)at his home, in Albion.

Mr. VanSlyke was born November 23, 1981 in Batavia, a son of David VanSlyke of Bergen and Laurie and Norm Itjen of Elba. 

Jeff was a member of the Morganville United Church of Christ.  He was a Boy Scout, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2000.  Jeff will be remembered as a gentle soul with an infectious personality.  He loved shopping and animals, especially his cats, Mama and Jasper.  He brought joy to others and to know him was to love him. 

Surviving along with his parents are two sisters, Jaime (Jeffrey) Thomas of Bergen, and Jodi VanSlyke of Elba; his maternal grandmother, Jean Branton-Platten of Stafford; a special friend, Katie (Chris) Smith of Akron.  Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.    

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond Branton as well as his paternal grandparents, C. Earl and Elaine VanSlyke. 

Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Jeff’s Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the Morganville United Church of Christ, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Orleans County Animal Shelter, 4125 Oak Orchard Road, Albion, NY 14411, or to the family to be distributed to various charities.  Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery, Stafford.  Please leave a message of condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Janice Chamberlain, 80 of Oakfield, died June 21, 2012 peacefully surrounded by her family at Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born August 11, 1931 in Batavia to the late Clayton (Thelma Meyers) Boyce. Mrs. Chamberlain was a homemaker. She was a member of the Community Bible Church and the Oakfield Historical Society. She is predeceased by son Larry Chamberlain, grandson Cory Gardner and Brother William Boyce.     

She is survived by her husband Marvin A. Chamberlain of Oakfield, son James A. Chamberlain, daughters Kathy (Ken) Gardner and Debbie Chamberlain all of Oakfield; sister Shirley (the late Wally) Mapes of Waterport, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Special nephew Mike (Linda) Warboys and dear friend Jeanne Woodhouse also survive.  

There will be no prior calling hours. A 7:00 PM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, New York or to the Community Bible Church in Oakfield. 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 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Batavia- Robert Richard "Bud" Currier, 81, of Batavia, a retired patrolman for the Batavia City Police Department, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Hildenbrandt Hospice Care Center, in Rochester.

Mr. Currier was born July 8, 1930 in Indian Falls, NY, a son of the late Kenneth Manning and Iva Melrose (Sanders) Currier.

He served honorably with the US Navy during the Korean War.  He was a patrolman for the City of Batavia Police Department for 30 years, 15 years of which were as a motorcycle traffic officer.  He most recently, worked for the security department at Genesee County Department of Social Services, was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veness - Strollo Post 1602, member of the Western New York Police Conference, past president of the Police Benevolent Association in Batavia and owner of the former Bud's Mobile Station.  He received great enjoyment in building and remodeling and operated a building trade business in Batavia for 40 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Vicki L. (Harrison) Currier whom he married May 14, 1976, 4 children, Judith (Robert) Bartz of Batavia, Robert K. (Susan) Currier of Hamlin, Wendy Jo (Michael) Pettinella of Batavia and Richard S. Currier of Chili; a brother, Kenneth D. (Roberta) Currier of Batavia; two sisters, Audrey (Garrett) Myer of Decker, MT and Charlotte (Joseph) Yaw of Chula Vista, CA; his father in-law and mother-in-law, Maurice & Marian Harrison of Batavia; a brother-in-law, Marvin (Louise) Harrison of VT; 7 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  

Bud’s request was that there be no services in his memory. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 190 Oak Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Mildred E. Niblock, 92, of Akron, died Monday (June 18, 2012) at the home of her daughter.

She was born in the Town of Newstead on January 24, 1920, a daughter of the late Irving and Maude Hunt Beeman.

Mildred was an accountant with United Telephone Co. in Florida and a member of the Tice & Shores Women of the Moose #562 in Florida.

She was the wife of the late Keith Niblock. 

Surviving is a daughter and son in law, Sharon and Thomas Schumacher of Akron. Sons and daughters in law, Ronald and Patricia Lederhouse of Akron, Gary and Carol Lederhouse of the Town of Royalton and Thomas and Joanne Lederhouse of Akron. Twenty grandchildren, forty one great grandchildren and nine  great, great grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is the mother of the late Richard (late Frances) Lederhouse.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST., AKRON from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 PM on Thursday where services will be Friday at 11AM.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY  14227 - 1480. 

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.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR. 

     Age 87, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday June 14, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 7, 1924 in Holley, daughter of the late Charles & Rose (DeCarlo) Fallato, also preceded in death by her brother Anthony Fallato; sisters Mary Mower, Anna Spell & Viola Starkweather.

     Lucy was a member of Ascension Parish and worked as department manager for the former Montgomery Ward Co. before her retirement. She and her husband enjoyed 26 wonderful years in Jensen Beach, FL where she had many dear friends and loved to play bingo, cards and going to the casino every chance she had. She will be remembered as a loving, caring person who especially loved her family.

     She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Anthony Fallato; beloved daughter Donna (Allen) Jackett; sons Anthony & Robert Strollo all of Batavia; 5 grandchildren Courtney Jackett of Batavia, Shawn Jackett of Fairport, Andy Strollo of Batavia, Lacie (Jason) Snell of Stafford & Katie (Jeremy) Cosimeno of Batavia; 5 great-grandchildren Peyton Armison, Bryson Snell, Gianna & Gabriella Strollo and Nicholas Cosimeno; sister Florence Passarell; sister-in-law Lydia Fallato both of Holley along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the family. Memorials in Lucy's memory are suggested to the family for the Alheimer's Association. Lucy's family would like to acknowledge the 2nd floor staff at UMMC & the staff of the Batavia Nursing Home for their excellent care "You are truly angel's earth". For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF LUCY (FALLATO) STROLLO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

Batavia- Mr. Joseph F. Vanelli, 85, of Batavia, passed away Friday, (June 15, 2012)at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Vanelli was born October 29, 1926 in LeRoy, a son of the late Anthony and Blanche (Hale) Vanelli.

Joe was an avid Yankee and Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He loved going to flea markets as well as garage sales.  Mr. Vanelli was a lover of antiques and liked to pass time by playing cards as well as completing jigsaw puzzles.  He also enjoyed making lamps.    

He is the husband of Alice E. (Henry) Vanelli.  They were married June 6, 1948 and recently celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary. 

Along with his wife, Joesph is survived by his daughter, Darcia (David) Barone of Batavia; four grandchildren, David (Tonya) Barone, Holly (Scott) Pownell, Marybeth (Justin McGirr) Stefani, and Timothy Barone, all of Batavia; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Loretta) Vanelli of Batavia; sister, Betty (Joe) Matinez of Stafford; and a sister-in-law, Betty Vanelli of Batavia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

He is preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Michael Barone, who passed away in 1996; four siblings, Leonard (late Dorothy) Vanelli, Margaret (late Brownie) Pietrowski, Pearl (late John) Byzduzh, and Robert Vanelli. 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia; where Joseph’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  Burial, with full military honors, will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  To leave a message of condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.   

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