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Buffalo -- Donna J. Edenholm, 60, of Buffalo, passed away unexpectedly Friday (June 3, 2016) at her home.
Donna was born August 26, 1955, in Springville, a daughter of the late Oliver and Ona (Schoembs) Becker. She was the granddaughter of the late Miles and Irene Schoembs.
Donna grew up in Alden and was a Girl Scout. She received a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College with a major in Business.
Donna was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted friend to many. She had a kind and generous nature and was willing to help anyone in need, always putting others' needs before her own. Donna had a huge heart. Donna was known to dress up as a clown for random occasions, Halloween, birthdays and picnics. She enjoyed gardening, especially yellow roses.
Donna is survived by her children, Jenn (Fred) Perry, of Batavia, and Sara Edenholm, of Rochester; her dog Max; her grandchildren, Braden and Lauren Perry; her siblings, Diane (Dave) Thomas, of Maryland, Ollie (Timi) Becker, of California, and her twin brother, Doug (Terri) Becker, of Alden. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Donna was a friend of Bill W. for 28 years. She is also survived by her grand-dogs, Daisy, Patches, Lil Lady, Joei and Dallas.
Friends may call Friday, June 10th from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m.

Basom - Charles E. Reno, 32, of Basom, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, (May 31, 2016) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, in Amherst due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Mr. Reno was born December 19, 1983 in Ogdensburg, a son of Ronnie and Martha (Newberry) Reno of Albion.

Chuck was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Albion.  He loved movies, Stephen King novels, painting, working in his yard, and tinkering around the house.  Most of all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and son.

He is survived by his wife, Anne-Marie (Weller) Reno.  The two were married July 3, 2006 in Ogdensburg.

Surviving along with his wife and parents are his children, Thomas and Rebecca Reno both of home; a brother, Raymond Reno of PA; sisters, Angel (Charles Sr.) Munoz of TX, Elizabeth (Jason) Lord of Darien, Lisa (Francisco) Duarte of Rochester, and Jennifer (Christopher) Hammons of Albion; nieces and nephews, Meagan, Marcus, and Charlie Munoz, Hayleigh and Connor Lord, Logan and Emma Dehn.

There will be no prior visitation.  Family and friends are invited to attend Chuck’s Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday (June 11, 2016) at Victory Baptist Church, 3713 Clarendon Road, Albion.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Reno Family.

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


Bergen - Warren Joseph Hunt, Sr., 76, of Bergen, a cement truck driver for 35 years at Manitou Construction in Rochester, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at his home, in Bergen.

Mr. Hunt was born October 11, 1939 in Churchville, a son of the late George and Caroline (Pimm) Hunt.

He was a lifetime farmer and member of Teamsters Local 398 in Rochester, the Churchville Loyal Order of Moose and the Farm Bureau.  He was an avid hunter, loved country music, playing euchre, deserts and meeting friends for coffee.  He participated in church league softball and was known as "Slugger" to some.  He was on the Dolomite Bowling Team.

He is survived by his wife, Susan A. (McGee) Hunt, whom he married on October 6, 1962; 4 children, Nancy (Robert Havens) Hunt of Ontario, Warren (Lauren) Hunt, Jr. of Byron, Diane (Tom) Corcoran of Caledonia and Joanne (Tim) Horine of Pavilion;  5 grandchildren, Mathew Horine, Lindsay Horine, Hannah Hunt, Hailey Hunt and Heidi Hunt; 4 sisters, Harriett Esten of Oakfield, Carolyn (John) Langdon of Clifton, Caroline (Dave) Bierbrauer of Mumford and Lucille Smith of NC; a brother Fred (Cathy) Hunt of Churchville; several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late George Hunt, Irv Hunt and Doris (Jack) Rowlinson.  

Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co., Inc., 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, where services will immediately follow at 6 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Of Orleans, Inc., P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411.  Burial will be in Riga Cemetery in Churchville.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Patrick Joseph Pedro, age 57, of Cazenovia, NY, passed away on May 28, 2016, after a difficult battle with ALS.

Patrick was born in Pendleton, Ore., on Dec. 7, 1958, and grew up in Oakfield, NY, where he later became the 2008 Inductee in the Oakfield-Alabama High School Alumni Hall of Fame. He received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University -- magna cum laude and a Law degree from University of Notre Dame and received awards at graduation for legal writing and appellant advocacy. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Patrick was an attorney employed by Bond, Schoeneck and King in Syracuse in 1984, became a partner in 1993 and practiced there his entire career until his retirement at the end of 2014. He practiced primarily in the areas of business law and health care law, and his clients ranged from start up companies to some of the most prominent individuals and businesses in central and northern New York State. At BS&K, he was deputy Dept. chair of the Business Law Dept., chair of the Health Law Practice Group and the Firm's Marketing Partner. Patrick was a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, and a recipient of the 40 under 40 Award in its inaugural year to name just a couple of his recognitions in his professional life.

Patrick enjoyed his family life in the Fayetteville and Manlius area, where he was a member of the FM Education Foundation, worshipped and served at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville.

He was a proponent and patron of the arts. Whether as a performer, board member or audience member the arts were a very important part of Patrick's personal and community life. He served more than 20 years on the Board of the Syracuse Opera Company, some of that time as its president and served as a trustee and president of the Everson Museum of Art. Patrick loved performing as well, participating in numerous shows with the Central New York Community Theatre, including the Shakespeare Festival, Appleseed Productions and The Talent Co.

Every relationship was approached with love and respect, always making others' days and lives better. He not only cherished life but truly cherished his role in the lives of everyone around him.

He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Julie; and daughters, Melissa and Maria; son-in-law, Jordan Levin; his mother, Margaret Pedro; brothers, Michael, Jeffrey and Andrew Pedro; and sister, Catherine Garrison; and nine nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Pedro.

Burial was in Fayetteville Cemetery. 

If people would like to give to a cause special to Patrick, contributions to the following organizations would be greatly appreciated. The ALS Association, 890 7th North St. #108, Liverpool NY 13088.- www.alsa.org, or to Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066-icfayetteville.org

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LeRoy ~ Catherine Rose Lapp, age 100, was welcomed home to the Lord on Thursday evening (June 2, 2016) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     She was born October 11, 1915, the loving daughter of the late Karl and Rosalie (Ritzenthaler) Zimmermann.

     Mrs. Lapp was a lifelong resident of LeRoy and was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish since her birth.

     Mrs. Lapp was most proud of her family.  She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Diane Lapp; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Lapp and her son-in-law, John Wujcik; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and dear friend to those who knew her.

     She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence "Gooey" A. Lapp; her sons, Richard C. Lapp, Joseph C. Lapp and James F. Lapp and her daughter, Carole Lapp Wujcik; her brothers, Francis Zimmermann, Henry Zimmermann and Carl Zimmermann, and her grandson, Jason M. Wujcik.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482.

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


Age 89, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday June 3, 2016 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was born February 15, 1927 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Angelo and Adeline (Sangus) Cecere; also preceded in death by her husband, Francis X. "Babe" Gioia; son, John Gioia; grandsons, Jason Gioia and Teddy Corbett; brothers, Anthony, Joseph, Victor, Arthur, Louis, Lester, Richard and William Cecere; sisters, Dolores Figlow, Mary Chaya and Edna Predmore. 

Mrs. Gioia was one of 14 in her family and along with her husband raised 7 of their own and worked as a telephone operator prior to having a family. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, served on the bereavement committee now Resurrection Parish, member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Gold Star Mothers, St. Jerome Hospital Guild and volunteered as an escort. Dolly was avid Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan and enjoyed travelling to PA and Texas and wintered there with their son. 

Surviving are her loving children, Frank (Patti) Gioia of Batavia, Angelo (Tina) Gioia of TX, Christine (Bill Adams) Corbett of PA, Adeline (Thomas) Losito of Syracuse, Teresa (Timothy) Bartz of Corfu and Rose Marie Brown of NC; brother, Donald Cecere of FL; sister-in-law, Mary G. Cecere of Batavia; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 4 - 8PM on Monday June 6 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, where prayers will be recited 9:30AM Tuesday June 7 followed by a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St, Mary's Site). She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Dolly with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 



maliszewski_casimer_-_photo.jpgCasimer A. Maliszewski, 67 of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (June 4, 2016) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

He was born March 17, 1949 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Edward and Mary Rutkowski Maliszewski.

Casimer was a graduate of Alexander High School where he was valedictorian of his class. He would later graduate from the University of Buffalo Pharmacy School and worked in the area as a pharmacist for Alberty’s Drug Store and Kmart, prior to his retirement. He had a passion for farming and took part in the operations of the family farm, where he was known in the area for his tractor mechanics. He was a very religious man was a member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Mocciaro Maliszewski of Batavia. Step-children, Patricia Meyers of Batavia, Joseph Mordell of Batavia and Janet (William) Plock of Owego, NY. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was the brother of the late E. Ronald Maliszewski.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (June 7th) from 1-4pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia. He will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.





The family of Richard 'Dick' Calkins wishes to thank all the people who attended the memorial, sent cards, flowers, food and offered other expressions of sympathy during this time.


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flower6.jpgNANCY J. HOUGH

Age 72, of Batavia, died Sunday May 29, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 16, 1944 in Java Center, NY a daughter of the late Arthur and Irene (Conrad) Luthart also preceded in death by 3 sisters and 6 brothers. 

Mrs. Hough was a member of the Batavia Assembly of God Church, formerly worked at J.J. Newberry and Jackson School. She had a passion for cooking and baking, but most of all being a wife and mother. 

Surviving is her loving husband of 45 years, Henry Hough of Batavia; sons, Mark of LeRoy, James A. of Batavia and Matthew (Vicki) of Irondequoit; brothers, Arthur Luthart of Middleport, Dave Luthart of Medina and sister, Pat (Doug) Hessler of Alabama; grandchildren, Aaron, Brandi, Morgan, Faith & Olivia along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 11-1PM Thursday June 2 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will begin at 1:00PM, she will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Assembly of God Church 24 North Spruce Street Batavia, NY. 

Please share your memories of Nancy with her family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 




ralph.jpg  Ralph William Houseknecht Sr. - age 89, a lifelong resident of Batavia and retired President of Batavia Pepsi-Cola and Loose Ends Vending, went home to be with the Lord Jesus, surrounded by his loving family, on May 30th.

Ralph was born on December 24, 1926.  Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Seward and Kathryn (Dustin) Houseknecht; four brothers (Paul, Seward, Richard and brother Robert); a son Edward; and grandson Michael earlier this year.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Agnes (Moynihan) Houseknecht;  their children: Greg of Batavia, Ralph Jr. (Katy) of Silver Springs, Mary Kay (Bill) Barton of Silver Springs, Tom (Lynn) Houseknecht of Batavia, Tim (Sue) Houseknecht of Interlaken, John Houseknecht of Wyoming, and Katie (Gary) Berger of Stafford; beloved grandchildren: Joshua, Will, Paul, Mark, Craig, Eric, Ted, Sarah, Jake, Sara, Jack, and Bella; great grandchildren, Meghan and Ella, and their Mom, Jen (Thornton) Houseknecht;  sisters-in-law, Frances (Moynihan) Driscoll of Batavia, Barbara Houseknecht (Greensboro, N.C.), and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Ralph left high school early to join the service during World War II, where he served in the U.S. Navy after training at the Sampson Naval Training Station on Seneca Lake. Ralph was deployed to the Pacific, where he served with the Seabees, part of the Naval Construction Forces.  When the war ended, Ralph returned safely home to Batavia and finished high school, after which he and his sweetheart, Agnes, were wed on April 3, 1948 at St. Mary’s Church in Batavia. They settled on Franklin Street next to Aggie’s parents, started their family, and Ralph began his career at Pepsi-Cola.  

The loss of Ralph and Aggie’s third child Edward at the age of three spurred a lifelong dedication to supporting the Genesee County ARC in Batavia. Pepsi-Cola of Batavia was the first business in the area to hire ARC associates, twice earning ARC’s business of the year award. Ralph humbly accepted the award, saying, “We do it out of love.”  In his many years managing Pepsi, Ralph was a firm believer that you should never ask an employee to do something that he wouldn’t do himself.  His door was always open for any employee or customer to come in, creating a true family atmosphere in the workplace.

Ralph was a loving, dedicated husband and father, who was always at Sunday Mass with Agnes and their family. When one of his grandsons asked their Grandpa what he thought was the biggest problem in the world today, Ralph replied without hesitation, “The breakdown of the family.” Ralph was a great example of what a father should be: loving, caring, forgiving, and funny. Ralph’s friends and golfing buddies will remember him as the guy who always loved a good joke.  

Ralph always showed his unwavering love, no matter the circumstance, and was always ready to lend a hand financially to anyone who needed it. Ralph’s children and grandchildren are forever grateful for the man he was, and his spirit will live on in them. Ralph will be missed, not only by his family, but his friends, employees and the community he loved.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow calling hours. Mr. Houseknecht will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

Flowers are graciously declined. Memorials may be made to Genesee ARC, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Notre Dame High School 73 Union St. Batavia. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence 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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