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LeRoy ~ Francesco A. "Frank" Antinoro, age 91, of Lake Street, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (August 18, 2016) surrounded by his loving family, at United Memorial Medical Center.

     He was born June 24, 1925 in Cianciana, Sicily, a son of the late Antonino and Maria Assunta Condissa Antinoro.

     Before coming to America in 1960 with his family, he served in the Italian military.  As a youth, he developed a passion for gardening, he brought that passion to America.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He always spoke of his homeland of Sicily, which was forever instilled in his heart.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Filippa Costa Antinoro; children, Maria Sue (Sam) DeFazio, Elisabetta "Lee" Antinoro-O'Gee (Mark) of LeRoy and Antonino Antinoro of Fairport; grandchildren, Rob (Emily) DeFazio, Annemarie (Sean) Mulkeen, Sam (Brighan) DeFazio, Lisa (Curtis) Hampton, Frank Antinoro, Carly (Josh) Antinoro, Dan O'Gee, Mark (Mayumi) O'Gee and Kristin O'Gee; 11 Great-Grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank & Rose Ciliberto, Roxy & Josephine Ferrara, Paul Costa, Joe & Kathy Costa, Bruno & Lee DeFazio, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Frank and Elisabetta Costa and his granddaughter, Amanda Antinoro.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, August 22 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19).  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Ambulance Service, the donor's choice or as mass intentions.

     Your memories and condolences may be share with Mr. Antinoro's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com

harris1.jpg Betty R. Harris, 77, of Oakfield passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at her home. She was born July 21, 1939 in Batavia to the late Joseph (Mary) Ruffino. Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her son Scott Harris; brothers Harry, Larry and Anthony; sisters Laura Spadacino and Sarah Ficarella.

Mrs. Harris was a woman of faith as a member of St Padre Pio in Oakfied and the former St. Anthony's in Batavia. She is retired from Comstock foods, Strippit and was a beloved “lunch lady” at Batavia Middle School.  Betty was a long time member of the OOYC. She was a devoted wife, mother, Noni, and great-Noni. Family was everything to her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Jack M. Harris of Oakfield; daughters Suzanne (Tim) Schultz of Oakfield; Pamela (Ron) Bordinaro of Batavia; Jacqueline Cole of Oakfield; daughter-in-law Karen Harris of Oakfield; sister-in-law Connie (Loren) Clark of Batavia; 13 grandchildren Rochelle (Grant) Matla, Ashley (Ryan) Torchia, Nicholas (Nina) Harris, Kyle (Kim) Hunt, Jillian (Brett) Jasinski, Corey Harris, Bronson Cole, Mckenzie Harris, Casey Cole, Evan Cole, Harmony Bordinaro, Ryan (Danielle) Schultz and Joshua Schultz; 7 great-grandchildren Liam, Jackson, George, Isabella, Kaysen, Tanner and Zane, along with many nieces and nephews.   

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Boaters Against Cancer C/O David Bentley 1086 Norway Road Kendall, NY 14476. 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.

Bergen - Howard A. Janas, 91, of Bergen, passed away Tuesday, (August 16, 2016) at New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia, following a brief illness.

Mr. Janas was born June 20, 1925 in Garfield, NJ, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Wutsch) Janas.

Howard served his country honorably during World War II with the Marine Corps.  He was a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church and the Bergen Fire Department.  He worked for Gerber Foods for 30 years, followed by 15 years at Wegmans, both in Rochester. 

He is the husband of the late Mary J. (Pratt) Janas who passed away in 2008.

Mr. Janas is survived by his children, Duane Janas of Bergen, Dale (Laura) Janas of Clifton Springs, Dianne (Bob) Van Dunk of GA, and Karen Janas of Bergen; grandchildren, Scott (Sarah) Janas of Clifton Springs, Sarah (Jason) Nackley of NC, and Dennis (Jennifer Kane) Janas of Chili; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Harper Janas, Keeley and Emerson Nackley.

Along with his wife, Howard is preceded in death by his twin brother, Frank as well as his sister, Jan Perrine.

Family and Friends may call on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen.  Howard’s Funeral Service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 S. Lake St., Bergen.  He will be laid to rest beside his wife in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bergen United Methodist Church, PO Box 216, Bergen, NY 14416 or the Bergen Fire Department, PO Box 248, Bergen, NY 14416.

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

Batavia - Brian C. Morasco, 57, of Batavia, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. Brian was currently fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Morasco was born June 2, 1959 in Batavia, a son of the late Michael and Margaret Ann McCann Morasco.

An avid fisherman, Brian took great pride in his lawn and enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his garage. His family meant everything to him and Brian loved being with his sons and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Teressa M. DeFazio Morasco, whom he married June 5, 1982; two sons, Christopher (Nicole) Morasco and Matthew (Stephanie) Morasco, both of Batavia; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Anna and Ryan Morasco; his sister, Pat (Ken) Roblee of Corfu; three brothers, Michael Morasco. Vincent Morasco and Rev. James (Martha) Morasco, all of Batavia; along with several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, P.O. Box 704 Rochester, New York 14642. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Brian’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Bergen ~ Alissa A. Fodge, age 26, of W. Bergen Road, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2016.

     She was born November 17, 1989 in Rochester, a daughter of Thomas Fodge and Paula Troger Olds.

     Alissa will be remembered as a very kind and fun loving person, who opened her heart to many.  She was a LeRoy High School graduate, where she had a love for and participated in many sports.  She also had a deep love for her family, especially her son, Aiden.

     In addition to her son Aiden Gorecki-Fodge, she is survived by her parents, Thomas Fodge (Sue Bentley) of Bergen, her mother, Paula (Cliff) Olds of Brockport; her sister, Stephanie Fodge of Bergen, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 1 ~ 4 PM and 6 ~ 9 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Services and interment will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to establish an education fund for Aiden c/o Paula Olds, 20 Tudor Rd., Brockport, NY 14420.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Alissa's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Alissa and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

LeRoy ~ Everette J. Bridgeman, age 58, of Gilbert Street, passed away early Monday morning (August 15, 2016) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

     He was born February 19, 1958 in Brockport, a son of the late Everett and Etta Thurley Bridgeman.

     Everette will be remembered as a very gentle and quiet man, as well as a loving husband and father.  He worked for many years driving truck for Dolomite.  He was a member of the Bergen Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed farming and building bird houses.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Debora Miller Bridgeman; his daughter, Amber Bridgeman of LeRoy; his sister, Betty Hinz (George), along with many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Eva Jean Watson.

     There are no prior calling hours and a Celebration of Everette's Life will be held at a future date.

     Memorials are suggested to the Center for Liver Disease, Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Everette's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Bridgeman and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

riner1.jpg Mrs. Patricia “Patti” Lynn Riner, of Batavia died August 14, 2016 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born December 7, 1954, a daughter of Robert V. Call Jr. and the late Lorinda Terry Call. She is predeceased by her brother Robert V. Call III; her father-in-law Paul J. Riner; and a special family friend Helen “Nanny” DePetro.

Mrs. Riner graduated from Oakfield-Alabama High School in 1973 and Otterbein College in 1977. She was partner with her cousins Nathan, Peter, and Philip Call of My-T Acres, Inc of Batavia. The family farm, which was founded by her grandparents and then operated by her father and late Uncle Richard C. Call, has grown in a half-century to be one of the largest farms in New York State. Mrs. Riner was an advocate for women in agriculture. Mrs. Riner was an avid supporter of Dove Missions helping improve the lives and futures of children at risk and in crisis in the Dominican Republic. She was a two time breast cancer survivor and provided support and encouragement to many others. She was a board member of the Batavia Zonta Club, and as membership chair empowered and connected women. She was an active member of Northgate Free Methodist Church, and she loved working in her flower gardens and giving her beautiful bouquets.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Dan “Pudgie” Riner; her daughters, Abbie R. (Chris) Bellamy, and Molly M. (Dale) Kotarski, and son Bradley D. Riner; six grandchildren Erica M. Kotarski, Matthew G. Kotarski, Helena M. Kotarski, Brayden V. Kotarski, and Harrison C. Bellamy; three sisters Catherine (Thomas) Desautels, Susan Call, and Elizabeth (James) Riner; two brothers Timothy (Dawn) Call, and Steven (Deborah) Call; mother-in-law Luan Riner; sister-in-law Sue Riner; brothers-in-Law PJ (Ruth) Riner and Michael (Alison) Riner; sixteen nieces and nephews; many children from around the globe she has opened her home and heart for; and her Big Happy Family.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday August 18, 2016 4:00-8:00PM and Friday August 19, 2016 4:00-8:00PM at Northgate Free Methodist Church 8160 Bank St., Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Celebration of her life will be held at Northgate Free Methodist Church on Saturday August 20, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Patti Riner Memorial Foundation for Dove Missions in care of Dan Riner 8113 Lewiston Road, Batavia, NY 14020. 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

Batavia ~ Philip J. Olverd, age 91, passed away Saturday afternoon (August 13, 2016) at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia in the loving presence of his youngest son, Philip.

     He was born December 3, 1924 in Mt. Morris, a son of the late Joseph and Rose Gambino Olverd.

     He will be remembered as a very loving family man, who had an amazing sense of humor.  He also loved to play guitar, even though he could not read the music.

     He is survived by his sons, Joseph Olverd of Batavia and Philip Olverd of Pittsburgh; his daughters, Phyllis (Jack) Pata of Rochester and Rosalie (late Vincent) Pusateri of Avon; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

     He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Harriet Horton Olverd, his brothers, Russell, Joseph, Michael and Louis and his sisters, Frances Radesi, Virginia Plane and Rose Olverd.

     His family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 10 ~ 12 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel LLC, 4120 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, where services will be held at 11:45 AM.  Interment in the Mumford Rural Cemetery will be private.

 

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Batavia - Merle G. Quinn, 78, of Batavia, a Surgical Technician at Wyoming County Community Hospital, died Friday, August 12, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Quinn was born February 4, 1938 in Batavia, a son of the late Thomas and Ninabel (Merle) Quinn.

He served with the Air Force, Marine Corps and the Navy from 1956 to 1972 and was trained as a medic stationed in Libya.  He coached and played softball with the Baptist Church in Attica and was an avid bowler in many local leagues.

His wife, Marlene M. (Austin) Quinn, died October 7, 2015.

Survivors include 4 children, Shawn M. Quinn (H. Bruce Henning) of Hemlock, Lisa (Ronald L.) Worthington and Timothy A. Quinn, both of Batavia and Kevin L. (Tanya) Quinn of Alden; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late Patrick Quinn, Bruce Quinn, Thomas E. Quinn, Ann Wilchak and Mary E. Quinn.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, 403 E, Main St., Batavia, where services will immediately follow at 11 a.m.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

peterb.jpg Peter Barone, 97, of Batavia died peacefully on Thursday August 11, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 21, 1919 in San Giuseppe Lato, Sicily, Italy to the late Antonio & Margherita (Inalzata) Barone.  He predeceased by his wife Tanina, who passed away in 2011 after 60 years of marriage along with five brothers and three sisters.

He was an avid gardener, best known for his hundreds of tulips. A carefully tended vegetable garden yielded an abundance of fruits and vegetables which he generously shared with friends and neighbors.  His fig tree was one of his most prized possessions. A member of the Italian Air Force during WWII he recounted many stories, his favorite being those of Mussolini that one will never read in a history book. Peter married Tanina DiPiazza in September 1950 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1951. He attended Angela Branciforte’s citizenship classes where proudly became a U.S. citizen. His culinary skills and love of cooking filled the home with the aroma of spaghetti sauce, bread, pies, etc. After retirement from LeCesse Construction he enjoyed many years of traveling, most often to visit relatives abroad.  As a long time member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) he was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and Monsignor Kirby’s group, a very devout Catholic with special prayers to the Blessed Mother. He will be greatly missed at weekly Sunday dinners where a place left vacant at the table will be filled by wonderful memories of him in his family’s hearts.

A special thank you to the visiting nurses, especially Shirley and Laura along with his caretaker Julie and her “little girl” Anna Maria who lovingly cared for him for many years.

Peter is survived by his devoted daughter and son in law; Marguerite and Epi Badami as well as the joys of his life, grandsons; Vinnie, Peter and Michael Badami.  Additionally his “granddaughters” Crystal and Lexia Davis who full filled his desire to remain in his home for the past five years.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a 10:45AM Mass of Christian Burial that will be held on Saturday August 13, 2016 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. in Batavia, Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. in Batavia or Roswell Park Cancer Institute  Elm and Carlton Streets Buffalo, NY 14263 (where he was successfully treated and became a cancer survivor for over 40 years). 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

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