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newimage.jpgAida E. Nogueira, 68 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo. She was born March 25, 1950 to the late Francisco (Silveria DeJesus) Nogueira. She is preceded in death by her fiancé James Roberts.

Aida worked for many years at St. Jerome Hosptial with her sisters. She loved traveling with James.

She is survived by her siblings Lucia, Tereza Nogueira; Lueza (Richard) Dunn; Laurentina Rosa; Ed (Ruth) Nogueira; niece Lorie Nogueira, along with half-sisters and half-brothers in Brazil, step brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be private. Aida will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

graff.jpg  Beatrice B. “Bea” Graff, 85, of Bennington passed away on September 19, 2018 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on February 19, 1933 in Amherst to the late Frank and Florence (Stanley) Brunner. In addition to her parents, Bea is also predeceased by her husband; Paul A. Graff; siblings Frank Carlton, David Brunner, Beverly Zoladz, Frances Wiltberger and Irene Wetzel.

Bea was the secretary of Graff Tire Service in Bennington and a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish.

She is survived by her children; Paul (Sandy Becker) Graff Jr. of Lancaster, Audrey Henry of Byron, Connie (David) Rethlake of Batavia and Hugh Graff  of Buffalo; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters Betty (Thomas) Dougherty of Darien, Patricia (Felix) Dougherty of Clarence; sisters-in-law Helen, Jane and Beverly Brunner along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior callings hours. A 10:00AM Memorial Mass will be held on Friday September 28, 2018 at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. Bea will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bennington Fire Dept. 1353 Route 354 Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Avoca/Oakfield - William D. Phelps, 70, of Avoca, formerly of Oakfield, passed away suddenly Wednesday, (September 19, 2018) at his home, in Avoca.

Mr. Phelps was born July 31, 1948 in Batavia, a son of the late Virgil E. and Louise E. (Mullen) Phelps.

He attended Oakfield-Alabama school as graduated as valedictorian of his class in 1966.  He went on to graduate from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1970.  He was a member of the AGR fraternity and a 40 year member of the Free & Accepted Masons. 

He felt bonded to the land, and spent his entire career on Virgil E. Phelps & Sons Farms first at Judge Road in Oakfield and later in Avoca.  He served as the bookkeeper in both locations. 

Surviving is his sister, Judy (Walt) Stevenson of Madison, WI, and brothers, Donald Phelps of Riviera, FL, and Neil (Teresa) Phelps of Caledonia.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.    

There will be no visitation.  Family and Friends are invited to attend Bill’s Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday (September 26, 2018) at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Allegany Road, Corfu.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.  Bill will be laid to rest beside his parents in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

In the middle of the night surrounded by the family she cherished, Lucy took her last breaths. She was hospitalized following an injury and three difficult weeks of treatment. She was 91.

Lucy was a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a social butterfly, an incredible conversationalist, a night owl, a party queen, a fashionista, a supporter of all things her children and grandchildren endeavored upon, an amazing cook, a party planner, a fierce loyalist to her family and more than mere words can describe. She was truly a formidable matriarch.

Lucy selflessly supported the businesses her family ventured upon. Her husband’s practice, her children’s restaurants- she contributed her many talents and energy so that others might find success.

She was predeceased by the love of her life Dr. Joseph Mendola, and suffered the unimaginable loss of her youngest son Joseph Andrew as a baby. Her beloved daughter in law Elizabeth (Morse) Mendola passed in 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Peter and Lucy (Tuffero) Fanara.

She is survived by her devoted children Rosalie Maguire Simon (Glenn), Frank Mendola ( Barbara Burgess), Lucy Barnett (Timothy) and Peter Mendola.  Grandchildren: Jessica Maguire-Tomidy (Alan), Andrew Maguire (Jamie) Adrienne Barnett, Lauren Barnett (Candice Borden), Joseph Mendola ( Caitlin Mulcahy) and Frank Mendola. She was bisnonna to her great grandchildren: Avelin, Alaria, and Alex Tomidy, Hadley and Drew Mendola and Lily Mendola.

There are no prior visiting hours. A celebration of life will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at The First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, 300 East Main Street. Memorials can be made in Lucy's name to The First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

hinz.jpg  Charlotte W. Hinz, 89, of Alexander passed away on Tuesday September 18, 2018 at the Villages of Orleans County in Albion. She was born on December 1, 1928 in Batavia to the late Frederick C. and Amelia (Egloff) Wickens. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hinz is predeceased by her husband; Wilbur Hinz.

Charlotte was the Laboratory Director at Upstate Farms Co-operative for 36 years until she retired in 1998. She was a member of the Western Association Sanitarians and the Rochester Area Sanitarians. Charlotte was the first woman President and lifetime honorary member of the NYS Food Protection Association, a lifetime member of the Dairy Practices Council and the past President and lifetime member of the Batavia Business & Professional Women’s Club. She enjoyed dinner conversations with the Gad Abouts.

She is survived by her children; Daniel Hinz of OH., Julie (Paul) Linsey of FL., Martin (Jill) Hinz of Alexander and Eric (Terri) Hinz of FL.; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren along with many cousins and their families.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday September 24, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Charlotte will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery privately for the family.

Flowers are respectfully and gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia or the Salvation Army 529 E. Main St. in Batavia. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Elba - Penny Louise Bridge, 68, of Elba, a co-owner of Dan Bridge Farms in Elba, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her home under the care of her family and Homecare & Hospice.

Mrs. Bridge was born August 4, 1950 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late John M. and Brenda (Dorf) Carver.

Penny was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elba.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Bridge, of Elba, whom she married on September 25, 1970; two sons, Jason (Christie) Bridge of Corfu and Jeffrey (Melissia "Missy") Bridge of Elba; four grandchildren, Jayden Bridge of Corfu and Danica Bridge, Sophia Bridge and Savanna Bridge, all of Elba; two brothers, John N. (Nancy) Carver of Albany and Shane (Mary) Carver of Stafford and two nieces.  

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058 or to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, NY 14020. 

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, (585) 343-8868. 

 

 

 

East Bethany - William C. Tapp, 76, of East Bethany, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Batavia.

Mr. Tapp was born August 24, 1942 in Batavia, the son of the late Charles Tapp and Margaret Mathers Tapp.

A former member of Godfrey's Pond, he enjoyed to hunt and fish.

He is predeceased by his wife, Evalene Smith Tapp and his sons, Larry Tapp and Kevin Tapp.

Surviving are his grandsons, William A. (Kayleigh) Tapp of LeRoy and Grandson, Robert C. Tapp of Batavia.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visitt www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

dziekan_eugene_-_photo.jpgEugene L. Dziekan “Gene”, 79 of Akron, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully Saturday (September 15, 2018) at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga.

He was born August 24, 1939 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late John and Jennie Kropatwinski Dziekan.

Gene grew up in Batavia and later was employed by Delco Products in Rochester for over 34 years. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominos, poker and spending time at his cottage in the Thousand Islands. He was known to fix anything and if he could not fix it, then it needed to be thrown away. Gene was also known to be the “Best Grill Man” to his family and friends. He was a member of the Polish Falcons and Sons of the American Legion. Most of all, he cared for his family and enjoyed the time spent with them where he showed his sense of humor often.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Hudomint Dziekan of Akron. Children, Lawrence, Edward, Karen, Paul and Stephanie Dziekan. Stepdaughters, Beverly (Stephan) Carlson, Lynne Klawer and Suzanne. Brothers, Andrew Dziekan. Sister, Helen (Wayne) Robbins. Sisters in-law, Katherine Dziekan and Anita Dziekan. Brother in-law, Douglas Seward. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Steven Dziekan and brother of the late John, Francis and Richard Dziekan, Rose Dillon, Eleanor Starowitz and Josephine Seward.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (Sept. 18th) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday (Sept. 19th), 10:00am at St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church, 5771 Buell St., Akron.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228 or Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Expressions of sympathy may be shared 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.

 

Oakfield - Beverly M. Herbst, 83, of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Beverly was born August 16, 1935 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late William M. and Florence E. (Banks) Geary.

Beverly loved reading, camping, playing bingo and pull tabs and being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a factory worker at Philpac in Buffalo.

Survivors include her children, Gerald F. (Judy) Herbst, Jr. of Buffalo, Carol Miller of Oakfield, Richard Herbst of Oakfield and Candy (Jim) Hockwater of Newstead; one brother, Bert (Maureen) Atkins of Canada; two sisters, Joan (late Omar) Azeez of Irving and Donna (late Gene) Eberheart of Irving; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Beverly is the wife of the late Gerald F. Herbst, mother of the late Kenneth Herbst and a sister of the late Billy Geary, Jr. and Mary Geary.

There are no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family.    

Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, NY 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

 

 

american_flag.jpgJOSEPH P. MICKEY ~ age 64, of Elba, NY, died peacefully September 11, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 13, 1954, in Batavia, NY, the son of the late Joseph J. and Anna J. (Gavel) Mickey. 

Joe served country honorably in the US Navy aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. He was retired from the NYS Thruway in Batavia where he was employed for over 20 years. Joe enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, boating, fishing and gardening, he was most proud of his Polish heritage and enjoyed making sauerkraut with family and friends. He loved the Miami Dolphins, had an extensive "Crazy Hat" collection, but the true joys of his life were, his granddaughters, Kelly, Halle and Laney.

He is survived by his loving son, Joseph D. (Sarah) Mickey of Elba; beloved siblings, Linda Cunningham, Susan Mickey, Carol (Angelo) Gifaldi, Nancy Mickey, Gary (Tina) Mickey and Sharon (Steven) Lauzzie along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews.

Please join the Mickey family on Saturday October 13, 2018 at, 4940 Barrville Road Elba, NY 14058 for a Celebration of Joe's Life. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's  Cemetery with his parents, and memorials in his memory can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital or Genesee Cancer Assistance. 

Please share your words of comfort with Joe's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH P. MICKEY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020

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