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bradt.jpg Barbara A. Bradt, 81, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Sunday April 9, 2017 at Premier Genesee Nursing Facility in Batavia. She was born in Warsaw on April 24, 1935, the daughter of the late George and Doris (Irish) Motts. Mrs. Bradt is predeceased by her husband Lorenz C. Bradt.

Barbara graduated from Warsaw High School in 1952, Genesee Community College and the SUNY Brockport where she received her Master’s Degree in Education Administration. She was employed at Attica Correctional Facility as a Vocational Secretary and was the first female employee to work in the back of the correctional facility. Barb was promoted to the Mental Health Dept. at Attica before leaving to begin her career at G.C.C. as an Academic Advisor. She was then subsequently promoted to the Supervisor of Inmate Education program. In this position, she supervised the college education program at Attica, Albion and Groveland Correctional Facilities for two years prior to accepting a promotion as the supervisor of Volunteer Service at Wyoming Correctional facility until she retired in 1997.  After her retirement from the prison system, Barbara began her volunteer work in the community at many places including disabled clients supervised by the Dept. of Parole Supervision in Batavia, the city’s RAP hotline, All Babies Cherished, Community Action hotline and the Northgate Church.

She is survived by her son; Steven (Mary Jean) Durfee of Bennington, NY; daughter Julie Durfee, Moab, UT; step children Mark (Dawn) Bradt of Attica, Steve (Sandy) Bradt of Nunda, Kevin (Sue) Bradt of Oakfield, Collin (Carol) Bradt of Gilford, NY, Brian (Jollene) Bradt of Batavia, Candice (Steve) Stump  of Elmira; sisters Shirley (Fred) Gardner of Warrington, VA, Judy (Frank) Fine of Casselberry, FL, Caroline (Bruce) Lamar of Hollister, MO; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family to be determined at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northgate Church 8160 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign 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.

servanti.jpg Lewis J. Serventi, 95, of Perry, NY passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017. Lew was born on December 6, 1921, a son of Michael Serventi and Mary Ferretti Serventi of Rimersburg, PA.

Lew met the love of his life, Clelia ‘Cleo’ Martinelli Serventi, 96, during high school in Rimersburg, PA. They dated for six years and were happily married for another 73 years. Their nightly toast to each other was ‘we were meant to be’! Lew and Cleo raised two daughters, Michele ‘Mikey’ Rechberger (Wes Kline) of Perry, NY, and the late Debra Jones Duncan (Mike) of Charlottesville, VA. Lew was devoted to and passionate about his family, and passed along his joy of skiing, jazz music, and gardening. He also adopted the interests of those he loved, including his three grandchildren David (Leslie Stinson, Boulder, CO), Kristin (Enric Sala, Washington, DC), and Ed Rechberger IV (Karen), and three great-grandchildren, Derek (Carmen), Lizabeth and Gregory Rechberger.

A WWII veteran, Lew served as staff sergeant in the United States Air Corps from 1942-1946. He was stationed at Boca Raton, FL where he trained incoming squadrons in a new thing at the time called ‘radar’. His tour of duty took him to Saipan and Iwo Jima where his tent was at the base of Mount Suribachi. He could see the American flag waving above him. He was proud to serve the United States of America. After the war Lew returned to the family business of movie theatres in Rimersburg, PA. Later, being entrepreneurs at heart, Lew and his late brother, Mark, brought their young families to Perry, NY in 1954 to start and build the Lew-Mark Baking Company, which became the NY-NJ franchise of Archway Cookies. The baking business flourished and expanded for 46 years under three generations of family leadership, including nephew, the late Michael Serventi and grandson Ed Rechberger IV. Lew was dedicated to community service and was an active, often anonymous philanthropist. He served in the Perry Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow and a devoted photographer of the annual Perry Rotary Show. He was a great supporter of community organizations, including the Boy Scouts, Genesee Community College, Wyoming County Hospital, and Perry Central School. He was recognized regularly for his humble service. He often said ‘Make all you can honestly; Save all you can prudently; Give all you can wisely.’

Lew was known to be a generous gentleman, as well as a gentle man, full of kindness, good cheer and manners. He always, no matter what was going on, had time for the people in his life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In honor of Lew’s legacy, donations may be made to Livingston County Hospice, Building #2, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris NY, 14510 or to The Foundation for Perry’s Educational Future, Inc, 33 Watkins Ave, Perry, NY, 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

LeRoy ~ Jane E. Gillett, age 89, formerly of Hilltop Drive, passed away Tuesday afternoon (April 11, 2017) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born August 26, 1927 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Edward and Isabelle Fagan Criger.

     Jane will be remembered by her family as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who always took an interest in all her family's activities, especially her grandchildren's sporting events.  She enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, and later on in her life, took up bowling and golf.

     She is survived by her son, David (Sue) Gillett of Perry; grandchildren, Brent (Bree) Gillett, Peter (Rebecca) Gillett and Meghan (Josh) Trombley; great-grandchildren, Mia, Maddox, Talen and Riley; sister, Mary Lois Caruthers of FL ; step-brothers, Rex Miller of LeRoy and David (Darlene) Miller of Avon; brother-in-law, Joe Crnkovich of LeRoy, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Carol Crnkovich; step-sister, Elizabeth Shepherd, step-sister-in-law, Mary Ann Miller, nieces, Sharon Wilkerson and Barbara Ellingham.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, April 30 from 1 ~ 3 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.,  8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M.  Interment will be private in Fairview Cemetery, Pavilion.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the South Byron United Methodist Church, 7526 Byron-Stafford Road, S. Byron, NY 14557.

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

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

butterfly_photo.jpgJolene J. Goodell, 37 of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday (April 1, 2017) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born October 16, 1979 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Gregory Goodell.

Survivors include two daughters. Her boyfriend, Myron Hartford. Brothers, Lyndon Goodell, Jeremy Goodell, Michael Goodell, Daniel Goodell and John Goodell. Sister, Tammy Goodell – Newton. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts and condolences on Wednesday (April 19th) from 6-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. 

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family 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.

tullar_robert_-_photo1.jpgRobert L. "Tully" Tullar, 69 of Byron, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday (April 9, 2017) at Rochester General Hospital.

He was born April 16, 1947 in Batavia, NY, a son of Mildred Grice Tullar and the late Ronald Tullar.

Robert served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a truck driver for Boyles Motor Sales for over 45 years prior to his retirement. Bob was a lifetime exempt member of the E. Pembroke Fire Department. He enjoyed playing bingo, driving trucks especially his tow truck, playing euchre and visiting the casino. 

Surviving besides his mother is his loving wife, Mary Larnder Tullar of Byron. Children, Sheri (Skip) Jansen of Paris, TX, John (Kelly) Tullar of Scottsville, NY and Robert II (Erica) Tullar of Batavia, NY. Grandchildren, Autumn Jansen, Alexis Jansen, Brooke Jansen, Lawerence Tullar and Ava Tullar. Brothers, Michael Tullar, Donald (Joan) Tullar, Jerry (Carol) Tullar and Rick (Kim) Tullar. Sisters, Yvonne Davies and Dawn (Tim) Mayer. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his step-mother, Carolyn Tullar.

There will be no prior visitation and services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery in E. Pembroke, NY.

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVAI, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

Oakfield - Gerald F. Herbst, Sr., “Jake,” 83, of Oakfield, passed away on Monday (April 10, 2017) at his home under the care of hospice and his family.

Gerald was born November 25, 1933 in Buffalo, a son of the late Raymond J. and Evelyn (Bell) Herbst.

Gerald enjoyed camping and bowling and he belonged to social clubs. He loved being around people, especially his friends and family.  He was a truck driver at Miller Lumber Company in Buffalo.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly M. (Geary) Herbst, of Oakfield, whom he married February 27, 1954; his children, Gerald F. (Judy) Herbst, Jr. of Buffalo, Carol Miller of Oakfield, Richard Herbst of Oakfield and Candy (Jim) Hockwater of Newstead; two brothers, Robert (Doreen) Herbst of Niagara Falls and Bert (Maureen) Atkins of Canada; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Gerald is the father of the late Kenneth Herbst and brother of the late Raymond Herbst, Richard Herbst and Delores Fallacaro.  

There are no calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to the Herbst family.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Gerald’s memory at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325

John Richard Suozzi, age 65 of Hampstead passed away Wednesday April 5,2017 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born January 24, 1952 in Brooklyn NY, son of the late Vito and Josephine Dolcemaore Suozzi. He was also predeceased by brothers William Anton Suozzi and Michael Suozzi.
John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann Logsdon Suozzi of Hampstead; daughter Jodi Marie Suozzi (Nickolas) of New York; son John Anthony Suozzi (Samantha) of Wilmington; two grandchildren Nathan and Leah; brother Michael Suozzi (Erlinda) of VA; sisters Tess Suozzi (Cathy) of NY and Donna of PA. John is also survived by several loving brother and sister in laws; many nieces and nephews; and a strong brotherhood with Fire, EMS, Law, and the Red Knights.

John blessed our community with 21 years of service with Pender EMS and Fire as a firefighter EMT I and Rescue Tech. He loved to ride motorcycles and was a lifetime member of the Red Knights. John loved Racing and was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. He also enjoyed being a NY Yankee and UNC Tarheel fan.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was and operating engineer in New York.

A memorial service to honor his life will be on Thursday April 13, 2017 at 10:30am at Pender EMS & Fire Station 4 at 801 Flake Ave Topsail Beach. A procession of emergency vehicles will leave Kiwanis Park 586 Sloop Point Loop Rd and proceed to EMS Station 4 where the service will be conducted by Pastor Jeff and Pastor Joey. A celebration of his life will be held in New York at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to LCF Hospice 1406 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401 or Pender EMS & Fire Explorers 805 Ridgewood Ave. Burgaw, NC 28425. You are invited to sign the guest book above and write a tribute to the family if you wish, CLICK HERE.

klotzbach.jpgSHARON SUE (JULIANA) KLOZBACH ~ Corfu

Age 78, entered eternal life on Friday April 7th, 2017. Her loving, curious and animated spirit is carried on by her husband, Charles Frank Klozbach; their seven children; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and three surviving siblings. She was born in Batavia, New York on July 27, 1938 and was raised by her loving Uncle and Aunt; the late Cydie and Myra Yankee of Albion, NY.

During the first part of her career, she proudly cared for others as a nurse at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia. In the second chapter of her career, she served as a loving wife and mother to her family while going back to college in preparation to become an elementary school teacher. Upon completion of her undergraduate and graduate education degrees, she devoted herself to expanding the imagination and education of children throughout her years as an elementary school teacher at Pembroke Central Schools. Hundreds of people were impacted by her passion for nurturing the development of children and ensuring no child felt unloved or unworthy. Her legacy as a devoted and passionate champion of children will be carried on for many years to come through those whom she has directly and indirectly impacted.   

Sharon’s love for creative writing, music, singing, gardening and continuous learning was contagious to her family and loved ones who knew her best. Her Christian faith and deep love for her husband and family kept her grounded throughout each season of her life.  

She is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren who surrounded her with perpetual love and gratitude: Charles Frank Klozbach; Thomas (wife Sandy); Michael (Lisa, children, Jacquie, Benjamin and Ryan); Patrick (children, Kelsey and Kiara); Jay (wife Wendy, children, Justin and Matthew); Kathleen Klozbach-Rivers (husband Jonathan, children, Krystal and Mikaela); Kelly Klozbach-Harlach (husband Troy, children, Brittany and Dakota; great-granddaughter Lila); and Elizabeth Klozbach-Cipolla (husband Michael, children, Nicholas, Anthony and Olivia); siblings Joan Smith, Sheila Kendzierski and Geoffrey Giuliano; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but never forgotten. Sharon is reunited with her brother, Robert Juliana.

The Klozbach family will be present from 4 - 7pm on Sunday April 9 at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church 7908 Alleghany Road Corfu, NY 14036 where a Celebration of Life Service will take place 11am Monday April 10, Pastor Karen Grinnell - Officiating. She will be laid to rest in Indian Falls Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to the North Darien Baptist Church or Albion Schools Alumni Association. 

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

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

dick_pic.jpgGREGORY T. DICK ~ Batavia

Age 64, went peacefully Wednesday afternoon April 5, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1953 in Batavia, NY a son of the late Alan and Helen Dick along with his birth mother, Joan (Lambert) who died when he was only 5; also preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Dick.

Mr. Dick worked for the Eastman Kodak, Co. for many years, a military enthusiast who enjoyed building military models, enjoyed golf and reading. Greg's joy in life was family, especially the "Apple of his eye", granddaughter, Felicity.

Surviving is his wife, Karen Balkwill-Dick of Batavia; daughters, Elizabeth "Liz" (Stephen Gardner) Dick and Shannon Dick all of Batavia; siblings, Richard (Sonia) Dick of Hamlin, Gary (Patricia) Dick of Williamson, Alan "Steve" (Terry) Dick of Alexander, Mary Jo (George) Davis of Batavia & Timothy (Darralee) Dick of Batavia; granddaughter, Felicity Dick of Batavia; sister-in-law, Cheryln of Scottsville along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

The family will be present from 5 - 8 pm on Tuesday April 11 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services will take place at 11 am Wednesday April 12. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery and memorials are suggested to UMMC c/o 2nd Floor 127 North St. Batavia.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Greg with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com

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

 

 

Byron - Mary E. Tribotte, 73, of Byron, passed away on Thursday (April 6, 2017) at her home in Byron under the care of her family and hospice.

She was born August 27, 1943 in Clifton Springs, a daughter of the late Emerson and Pearle (Hendricks) Curtis.

Mary loved spending time with her family and worked assembly at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Joelle) Palermo of Webster; her daughter, Diana (Lee) Fuller of Byron; five grandchildren, Lee (fiancée Taylor Crist) Fuller, Brenden (Ashly Brenkus) Fuller and Tabitha Fuller, all of Byron, Elizabeth Palermo and Victoria Palermo, both of Webster; great-grandchildren, Rylee Fuller and Ezriel Fuller; one brother, Emerson (Barb) Curtis of Palmyra; three sisters, Naomi Dillon of Rochester, Joan Volpe of Buffalo and Sandra Pursati of Spencerport; step-children, Renee (Randy) Hanks, Joseph (Erica) Tribotte and Nicole (Joe) Ferrara all of Rochester; several step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mary is the wife of the late Gerald W. Tribotte and a sister of the late June Talbot, Betty Pollott, Elaine DeGraves and Barbara Barnaba.  

Calling hours are Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday also at the funeral home.  Mary will be laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., c/o United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

 

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