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Walter H. Williams, 80, formally of Oakfield, NY passed away peacefully on Friday, Aprl 7, 2017 at the Oak Orchard Manor in Medina.

Surviving are 3 sons; Scott, Tim and Brian. He leaves behind several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

Walter served his country in both the Marine Corp and the Air Force. His body was donated to UB Medical Science Department. No services or calling hours.

kmicinski.png Sally Ann (Reisdorf) Kmicinski, 75, of North Java passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 19, 2017 after spending a lovely Easter surrounded by her sister, her children and her grandchildren.  She was born on October 2, 1941 to the late Charles and Edith Reisdorf. In addition to her parents, Sally is predeceased by her husband Charles Kmicinski and sister Lesa Reisdorf.

Sally was a determined woman who “beat polio” at age 9 and kept that spirit her whole life. She made the world a more beautiful place. Sally was an elite gardener, talented quilter, crafter, decorator and an excellent cook. She lived life by her own set of rules which usually ended up with a good story that had everyone laughing. Sally was a “kid at heart” and adored her children, grandchildren and family. She was an avid traveler having visited numerous countries; England, Russia, Peru, France, Italy, Greece and Holland plus extensive travel within the United States and Canada.

She will be greatly missed by her children; Christopher (Robin) Kmicinski, Jeffery Kmicinski, Gregory (Nikki) Kmicinski and Katherine (Jobe) Wheeler; siblings Richard (Sue) Reisdorf, Martin (Joanne) Reisdorf, Charles “Chip” (Robert Fish) Reisdorf, Larry (Lori) Reisdorf, Christine Reisdorf and Elizabeth (Frank) Puddu; grandchildren Darren, Chad, Matthew, Emma, Kasey, Kameron, Kendall, Chloe, Noah, Lily and Phebe along with  numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Family and friends are invited to call from 2:00-4:00PM & 6:00-8:00PM on Friday April 21, 2017 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 12:00 noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday the 22nd at Holy Family Parish 4316 Route 98 North Java, NY 14113. She will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery in N. Java.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Java Fire Department 4274 Route 98, North Java NY 14113. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

waldron.jpg Dennis T. Waldron, 80, of Brockport, formally of Batavia passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Greece. He was born on July 6, 1936 in Batavia to the late Horace and Mary (Mckenna) Waldron. Dennis is predeceased by his siblings; Fawn Coughlin, Winifred Cook, Horace Waldron and Patrick Waldron.

Dennis worked for many years in the construction business. He was a United States Army Veteran. Dennis made the decision to return to school in the early 90’s to complete his GED from GLSW BOCES in Batavia all while working for Coach USA in Rochester as a bus driver.

He is survived by his loving wife; Josephine (Swiatowy) Waldron of Brockport; children Colleen Comins of FT. Worth, TX., Dennis P. (Kathie) Waldron of McKinney, TX., Laurie (Jaime) Downey of Rochester, Joyce Liles of Churchville, Tammy Jo (Joseph) Manz of Albion and Shane Waldron of Albany; siblings Loretta Brooks, Joyce Harezga, Benjamin Waldron, Jim Waldron, Christine Moore and Margaret Gilchrist; 10 grandchildren along with many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Morganville Cemetery on Morganville Rd. in Stafford, NY where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center 2652 Ridgeway Ave. Rochester, NY 14626. 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.



Michael “Herb” Will, 70, of Alabama, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a long illness.
Mike was born in Batavia on September 25, 1946, a son of the late Charles and Sophie (Stuzenski) Will. He graduated from Oakfield-Alabama High School in the class of 1964 and went on to serve his country during Vietnam from 1971-1977 in the U.S. Army.  Mike worked as a truck driver for several companies and retired after many years. He was a parishioner of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church in Oakfield. Having lived most of his life on the family farm on Ham Road, Mike had an instilled passion for farming.  He also enjoyed mowing and catching various critters on the property. He will be remembered as a very kind and generous person, who helped many people over the years.

Besides his parents, Mike was predeceased by his wife, Ruby D. (Van Buren) Will on January 25, 2008. He is survived by his 2 children, Michelle Will of Port Charlotte, FL and Jeremy (Christopher Klubek) Will of Buffalo; 3 sisters, Mary Ann Brown, Irene Will and Susan (David) Fryer; also many nieces, nephews & relatives.

Friends may call on Thursday from (4-8PM) at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, NY 14103. The Rev. Thaddeus Bocianowski will celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at (10AM) at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church in Oakfield. Interment will be in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Town of Alabama Fire Dept.- P.O. Box 798, Basom, NY 14013 or to the family. Please share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com

LeRoy - Mary Beth LaVare, 53, of LeRoy, died on Monday (April 17, 2017) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 25, 1963 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Charles Douglas and Marguerite (Johnson) Laird.

Throughout Mary Beth’s whole life dealing with her illness, she was a fighter.

Survivors include her husband, Rick LaVare of LeRoy; one son, Joseph (Kimberley) LaVare of Williamsville; one daughter, Kelsey LaVare of LeRoy; two grandsons, Blake LaVare and Bertram LaVare; three brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Laird of Fort Pierce, FL, Kenneth Laird of East Bethany and Douglas Laird of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Catherine (William) Plaisted of Clifton Springs and Nancy (Dale) Thompson of Stafford and several nieces and nephews.

Mary Beth is predeceased by twin daughters, Jill and Rebecca LaVare.

Calling hours are Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. also on Saturday.  Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226 or online at http://www.diabetes.org.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Mary Beth’s memory at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

Cazenovia - Dr. Conrad Joseph Kubiniec, 79, passed away on March 18, 2017 at the Syracuse VA Medical Center Hospice, surrounded by his family after a valiant 3-month battle with cancer.

He was born on March 30, 1937 in North Tonawanda, New York the son of the late Charles F. and Cecelia (Young) Kubiniec.

He graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1954. He was a proud member of the University of Buffalo Dental School Class of 1961.  Conrad went on to serve his country as an officer and dentist in the US NAVY at Great Lakes Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, Conrad returned to Western NY and opened his dental practice in Batavia.  He practiced dentistry for 40 years, the last 10 with his son, Michael.  While a Dentist, he was elected into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an International Honorary Dental Organization.  He was a member of the Tri-County Dental Society and the 8th District Dental Society.

Along with his successful dental practice, he was a member of The Batavia Lions Club, The Batavia Rotary Club and The Batavia Club.  He sang tenor in the Genesee Chorale and appeared in numerous Rotary Shows. He served on the Board of Directors of the Batavia YMCA and AAA of Western NY.  Upon retiring to St. Augustine Florida, he was an active member of St. Augustine’s Sunshine Rotary Club and the St. Augustine Bridge Club. He spent his summer months in Cazenovia, New York.

Conrad was rich with avocations.  He was an American Contract Bridge Life Master. He was an avid long distance runner and completed two Skylon Marathons in Niagara Falls. He ran for years with the Batavia Sunday Morning Running Club.  As an accomplished lifelong bowler, he achieved his goal of completing a sanctioned 300 game. He was a Master Gardener in the Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York and The University of Florida Cooperative Extension in Florida. He voluntarily tended plantings and community gardens in Batavia and at the St. Augustine Bridge Club and helped family, friends and neighbors with plans, plants and labor.

Conrad married Ann O’Grady Kubiniec of Cuba, New York in 1959. They shared 57 years of marriage and, together, they raised three children. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Dr. Michael (Sharon) Kubiniec of Batavia, Thomas (Juliet) Kubiniec of Cazenovia and Katherine (Kenneth) Dunn of Danvers, MA.  He was the beloved “Grandpa Alligator” to Austin, Robert and Thomas Kubiniec of Batavia, NY, Colton, Hailey and Charles Kubiniec of Cazenovia, NY, Madelyn, Kenneth Conrad and Garrett Dunn of Danvers, MA. He is also survived by his sister Dr. Cathleen (James) Morano of New Britain, PA and two brothers, Charles “Chip” (Janice) Kubiniec of North Tonawanda, NY and Craig (Mary Anne) Kubiniec of St. Petersburg, FL and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Friends and family are invited to the GO-ART Center - Seymour Place, 201 East Main Street, Batavia on Saturday, April 22nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. where Connie's family will be present to greet you. Memorials may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, Cazenovia Public Library or St. John’s County Library in St Augustine.  There would be no greater memorial than in lieu of sending flowers, to please plant some. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohow permanent.”  - Walt Kelly

Jane Bonney Mason was an Elba girl born May 22, 1921, the daughter of muck farm manager and talented homemaker, Harry and Erma Bonney. Jane was always climbing a tree or on a horse or persuading neighbor kids to act in her plays in the barn. Her active life continued in Elba High School and Mary Washington College where she rode horses, performed in dances, participated in theater, choir and band. She worked for WBTA Radio as a "Penny Wise" (a radio announcer who gives grocery store prices). 

In 1949, she married Max W. Mason, Jr.,  discovered golf at Stafford County Club,  so much so that she was able to win the Women's Championship more than once. Also, birdwatching became a lifelong interest for the couple. Max and Jane were married for 68 years! Jane was a caring and active wife, generous mom and grandmother.  She is famous in her family for "Bommy's" chocolate chip cookies and apple pie. She helped care for Max in his last years until his death last September 2016. She loved her birds at the feeders and her Elba onions and potatoes. Jane was predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth (Betty) Bonney Stratton and Suzanne Bonney Duguid.

Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne (Suzie) Mason Salo (Glenn P. Salo) from Pittsburgh, Pa and her son, Marc Preston Mason (Lisa Bartlett) from Keuka Lake, NY, her grandsons Marc Edward Salo and Scott Mason Salo from Pittsburgh, Pa, also her nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Stratton (Jim), Beau Stratton (Carol), Holly Dill,  John Bertrand (Victoria Bertrand), Alison Bertrand, James Bertrand (Joann Bertrand)and several great nieces and nephews.  Many fabulous neighbors, mail retrievers, caregivers and friends from all over will miss her. Jane died peacefully after a stroke. Family and friends said goodbye on April 11, 2017.   Instead of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. A private family celebration of Jane will be planned in the future.

 

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

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

smith.jpg Gloria J. Smith, 73, of Byron passed away on Thursday April 13, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  She was born in Lock Haven, PA., on June 14, 1943 to the late Albert and Priscilla (Huntington) Lomax.  In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a brother Linford Huntington.

Gloria was employed by Student Transportation of America where she drove a school bus for many years and was also a member of the Byron Ladies Auxiliary. She will forever be remembered as a very strong woman who above all else loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband Hardman G. Smith of Byron; children Sonya (Charles) Durkee of Byron, Laura Smith of FL., and Hardman Smith Jr. of FL.; brother Glenn Lomax of W. Middlebury; 4 grandchildren Chelsea Smith, Madysson Smith, Charles Durkee II and Nathan Durkee; 1 great-grandchild Bennett Durkee, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend an 11:00AM Funeral Service on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Gloria will be laid to rest in North Byron Cemetery Rt. 237 in Byron.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Byron Rescue Squad and Fire Department 6357 Townline Rd, Byron, NY 14422. 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.

shirley.jpg Shirley A. Ellsworth, 82, of Attica passed away on her beloved mother’s birthday, April 12, 2017 at home surrounded by family.  She was born on August 5, 1934 in Elmira to the late Frederick and Thelma (Ball) Redner. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Paul Ellsworth; brother Frederick Redner and sister Arlene Harris.

Shirley worked as a bookkeeper at Greco's Sales and Service in Darien for 14 years. She retired from Attica Ford Garage in 1996. Shirley arrived in Attica from Elmira in 1961. Her first order of business was a door to door collection to replace the worn Christmas decorations that adorned the Attica street lights.  Later she organized the first ever ecumenical Living Nativity, bringing the true meaning of Christmas to Attica. She was a faithful member of St. Luke's Episcopal church and served on the vestry for several years. As the old pipe organ began to fail, Shirley took action and raised 25k to restore it to its original condition. Her devotion to the church was evidenced by her friendship with the Bishop. When budget concerns threatened the Attica Blue Devils sports program Shirley employed her accounting skills discovering a Five thousand dollar deficit. After restoring sports, she was elected to the school board, cheerfully serving for 12 years. Shirley was a devoted wife and mother, loved by young and old. A visitor never came to her home without a hug at the door, nor left without a full belly. She is best remembered for her brutal honesty, feisty personality.....and most of all, her cookies. A lifelong friendship ensued after moving next door to Pat and Jack LaVarnway, the family with all the kids! Shirley and her family are thankful and comforted by their love and support then and now. She and Pat enjoyed luncheons, shopping and a dream vacation to England. 

She is survived by her children; Kelley (Greg) Howell of Ballston Spa, Kristie (Robert Payton) Lyons of Attica, Karen Burdett of Virginia Beach and Paul Ellsworth II (Lida Mosouich) of Varysburg; brother Albert Redner of Big Flats, NY; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 30 Favor St. Attica, NY 14011. Interment will be held at a later date. Shirley will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department 11 Water St. in Attica. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - Allene M. Geitner, 75, of Batavia, died on Monday (April 10, 2017) at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Allene was born September 22, 1941 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Leo and Rachel (Wilson) Geitner.

A member of Resurrection Parish, Allene sang with the choir at the church and also with Genesee Chorale. She worked cancer research at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include one brother, Jay (Marlies) Geitner of Batavia; two nephews, Leo Geitner III of Batavia and Eric (Sara) Geitner of LeRoy and two great-nephews, Case Geitner and Ben Geitner.

There are no prior calling hours.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or online at https://www.kidney.org/support or to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

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