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The family of Kelsey Milks would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who sent cards, food, flowers, called, visited, face-booked, organized prayer vigils, hosted the bonfire, held our hands, wiped our tears, and shared sweet memories of our very special girl. We cannot find the words to thank our incredible family and friends that stood by our sides and held us up through this very difficult time. We are very blessed to live in a truly amazing community where there is so much love and compassion.

Thanks to C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. for the kindness and understanding they showed us. Thanks to Pastor Karen Grinnell for the beautiful memorial service at Indian Falls United Methodist Church, all of the kind words, and help during this difficult time.

Thank you all... Greg, Roxane, and Aleah Milks

Roy J. Wullich, 85, of Batavia passed away peacefully with his wife and son by his side on February 16, 2013.  Mr. Wullich was a resident of the New York State Veteran’s Home at Batavia the last several years.

Mr. Wullich was born on January 22, 1928 in Buffalo, NY to Joseph and Ida (Lichtenwalter) Wullich.  He graduated from East High School in Buffalo.  On June 29, 1954 he married Marion E. (Betty) Whelpley who survives him.

Mr. Wullich was a World War II veteran. After working briefly for the New York Central Railroad, Mr. Wullich went into the New York State Police.  Upon his retirement after 23 years of service he ran for the office of Sheriff of Genesee County and served as Genesee County Sheriff for two terms.

Mr. Wullich later worked for the Ford Gum and Machine Co. of Akron, NY.  He was an Eagle Scout and member of the National Eagle Scout Association.  He was active with volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America for over 35 years in a variety of positions at both the local unit and council level.

In addition to Scouting, Mr. Wullich, was active in the Association of Former New York State Troopers, New York State Dept. of the American Legion and the Glenn S. Loomis Post 332 in Batavia.

Mr. Wullich is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty, also a resident of the NYS Veteran’s Home at Batavia; son, Roy II of Santa Clara, CA; and a sister Ethel M. Schopf of Buffalo, NY, along with several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister the late Elsie Kraengel.

The family wishes to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to the skilled and compassionate staff of the NYS Veteran’s Home at Batavia.

There will be no visitation hours and a private family service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and sent to Roy Wullich II, 3770 Flora Vista Ave. #404, Santa Clara, CA 95051 for distribution to his favorite organizations. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Robert W. Morris, 55, of Buffalo, died Wednesday (February 13, 2013) at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.

He was born in Buffalo on June 22, 1957 a son of the late William and Velma DeFields Morris.

Mr. Morris was a truck driver for the Buffalo Municpal Housing Authority.

Surviving is his wife of 13 years, Irene S. Morris. Step daughter, Candice Marie McReynolds of North Carolina.  Three grandchildren, John Wesley McReynolds, Mina Irene McReynolds and Jim Rece Jones.  Sister, Kathleen Carter of Buffalo. 

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME,LLC. 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.   RONALD P. KONIECZNY II DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Age 66, of Batavia, NY died Wednesday (February 13, 2103) at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Jack was born on September 14, 1946 in Batavia, NY to the late John H. & Joanna (Longhini) Docking.

Jack was a United States Army Veteran who enjoyed his dogs and horse racing. He will be most remembered as a very accomplished artist and sign painter in this area. 

Survivors include; brothers, William (Mary) of FL, Robert (Diane) of Batavia and Donald (Linda) of LeRoy; sister, Ann Marie Docking of Batavia along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service 1:00 PM on Monday February 18 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Memorials in Jack’s memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy, New York and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF JOHN C. “JACK” DOCKING IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

Jean A. Bernard, 71 of Piffard, died February 13, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Buffalo, NY on July 27, 1941 to the late Earl J. White and the late Viola J. Darling.  Jean retired from the APW school district in 1997, she worked as an elementary school secretary at the Altmar Elementary School. She is preceded in death by a brother Ronald White and sister Barbara Hyden.

She is survived by her beloved husband Arnold Bernard whom she married in 1959; sons Matthew (Gale) of York; Michel Bernard of Bloomfield, NJ; daughter Maxine (Jeffrey) Wray of Liverpool; brother Earl (Gloria) White of Phoenix, AZ; sisters Virginia Eckel of CO; Maryann (George) Livingston of NC; 4 grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-6 PM on Sunday February 17th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry. Prayers will be recited 10:30 AM on Monday February 18th at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM at St. Isidore’s Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the York Central School District. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

Sally A. Caryl, 68 of Perry, died February 12, 2013 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Warsaw on September 9, 1944 to the late Charles Stenson and the late Mary Ellen McCarthy. Sally retired as the Postmaster in Silver Springs. She was an avid Buffalo Sabres and NASCAR fan especially Jeff Gordon. Sally is preceded in death by a sister Eileen Doyle and two infant brothers.

She is survived by her children Michael (Wanda) Caryl of Rochester; Scott (Caroline) Caryl of Silver Springs; Carleen Caryl of Caledonia; Heath Stenson of Tampa, FL; Heather (Ken Ellsworth) Stenson of Warsaw; companion Larry Baker of Leicester; brother Terry Stenson; sister Barbara Brasky of New London, CT; 19 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday February 14, and Friday February 15, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 16, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in the East Arcade Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Timothy C. Hall, 60 of Perry, died February 9, 2013 at his home. He was born in Springville, New York on December 21, 1952 to the late Edvardo (Betty Weller) Hall. Tim worked at Broughton Farms and was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs. He was a Scout Master for Many years, avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. Tim loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Tim was preceded in death by his brothers Dennis and Ernest Hall.

He is survived by his beloved wife Jean (Caryl) Hall of Perry; sons Jeffery Hall of Perry; Brandon (Jen) Hall Sodus; daughter Meagan (Robert) Vennard of Perry; brother William (Cheryl) Hall of Little Valley; 5 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Esther M. Bemiss, 81 of Batavia died on February 5, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Bemiss was born in New Lebanon, NY to the late Albert Crosby and Nellie Howes. She was a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Batavia for many years.

She is survived by her children.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be Private.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Larry was born in Warsaw New York on March 29, 1940 a son of the late Dwight and Ruth Brown McClurg. Larry graduated from Perry Central School and Brockport State with a bachelor’s degree in Education. He taught school in Rochester for several years, managed a restaurant for Marriott in Maryland, owned and operated the Perry Bowling Center, and was a probation officer for Wyoming County from which he retired in 2002. He was a former member of the Perry Fire Department, and a member of the Perry VFW Post #5009. He is preceded in death by his step-mother Maxine McClurg; two brothers Jack and Robert McClurg.

He is survived by his wife whom he married on September 8, 1979 Ruth Palmer McClurg, a son Tad (Alyssa) McClurg of Colorado Springs, Co., a daughter Molly (Joe) Bochenek of Peru, 3 grandchildren; Gus, Emma and Megan Bochenek, 5 sisters; Betty White of Palm Beach Gardens, FL., Virginia (Ed) Culver of Sun City West, AZ., Barbara Anderson of Batavia, Lois Taylor of Leicester and Lynn (Alvin) Wood of Perry, a brother Donald McClurg of East Bethany, 2 sister-in-laws; Carol McClurg of Ogden, and Betty McClurg of Silver Springs, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many friends.

At Larry’s request there will be no visitation, services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department Box 243 Perry, NY 14530, Perry Emergency Ambulance Box 288 Perry, NY 14530, Camp Good Days Box 665 Mendon, NY 14506 or to Home Care and Hospice 405 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569. For more information call (585) 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
 

Age 85, of South Colton, NY died Sunday morning (January 27, 2103) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. Sonny was born on March 29, 1927 in Massena, NY to the late Kennedy Roosevelt and Olive (Brown) Wilson and also preceded in death by a sister, Olivia “Sis” Hunter Phelps. 

He attended the Massena School District while working with his family at their business, Wilson’s Dairy. Sonny enlisted early in the US Navy in 1944.  He trained at the Sampson Base in the Finger Lakes before being assigned to duty in the Pacific. After returning from duty, Sonny continued his work at the dairy, and then worked and retired from the NYS Liquor Authority after selling the dairy in the 1970’s. He also was a professional photographer and a private pilot. Sonny was an enthusiastic outdoorsman.  His favorite days were spent fishing or in the woods hunting. He belonged to a number of Deer Hunting Clubs in the Adirondack Region, and loved going Moose Hunting in Canada. Another of Sonny’s true passions was his involvement with the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, and their related Masonic organizations. He was just recently honored for being a member of the Massena Masonic Lodge for 60 years. 

Survivors include his wife, Hazel (MacKillican) Wilson of Schenectady; daughters, Lynn Wilson, Gail Jefts, Leslie (Dave) Piotrowski, all of Schenectady; son, Kennedy “Skip” (Sandy) Wilson of East Bethany; brother, Willard “Butch” Wilson of Greensburg, PA; 3 grandchildren, Amanda (Joel Kessler) Jefts, Andy and Kelly Piotrowski, and great grandson Rylan Kessler all of Schenectady along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

A service will be held in Massena, NY the latter part of April or early May; date and time to be published. Memorials in his memory are suggested to the R.E. Kennedy Wilson Memorial @ Shiner’s Children’s Hospital 516 Carew Street Springfield, MA  01104, (413)787-2000.

THE FAMILY OF KENNEDY WELLS “SONNY” WILSON IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 (585)343-7500.

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