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butch.jpgJOHN M. "BUTCH" PRIMUS

Age 74, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday September 29, 2016 at Crossroads House, his daughters at his side. He was born May 12, 1942 in Ransomville, NY a son of Mary (Cassenti) Primus of Tracy Ave. in Batavia. 

John was the founder of Tri-County Glass in 1972 and did glasswork for many years after it transferred ownership. He loved to travel with his daughters as they were growing up, tending to flower beds for his family and in later years trips to many casinos. 

Surviving along with his mother are his daughters, Nicole and Rene (Nick) all of Byron; four grandchildren, Marissa Brennan, Cortney (Travis Knowlton) Greene, Jonathan Smith and Dylan Cook, great-grandson, Jacob Knowlton along with many cousins and friends. 

John's generosity throughout his life led him to participate in furthering medical research with the donor program of Science Care. His family will be present to share fond memories of Butch with family and friends from 12-1PM on Sunday October 9 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where a Celebration of his Life will follow at 1:00PM with a reception being held at the Batavia Country Club after  services. Burial will be held privately and memorials in his memory can be made to the family to distribute to charities of their choice. 

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

THE FAMILY OF JOHN M. "BUTCH" PRIMUS IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

suranni.jpg Elizabeth M. Suranni, 74, of Depew, formerly of Batavia passed away on September 28, 2016 in Las Vegas. She was born on May 22, 1942 in Buffalo to the late Joseph and Mary (Gustafaro) Pelletterie. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph F. Suranni.

Elizabeth lived in Fort Eustis, VA while her husband Joseph was in the Army. When they moved back to Batavia, she worked for many years at St. Joseph’s School in the cafeteria and was also the food service manager at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was a lifelong member at Resurrection Parish in Batavia.

She is survived by her children; Sr. Joanne Suranni CSSF of Buffalo; Catherine (Russell) Frantz of FL, Tanya (Carl) Monti of Buffalo and Joseph (Carolyn) Suranni of FL; two grandchildren Anthony and Victoria Suranni.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday October 6, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited on Friday October 7th at 9:00AM at the Funeral Home prior to a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s) 303 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia. 

Memorials may be made to a charity of 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.

Mr. Robert J. Foss, Jr., of Medina, passed away suddenly while surrounded by his family at Strong Memorial Hospital on October 1, 2016. 
Bob was born in Medina, May 25, 1961, a son of Catherine (Ames) Foss and the late Robert J. Foss, Sr. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1979, Bob loved life. He enjoyed making others laugh and had never ending amounts of love for his two children. Bob was a former Pro-Bowler, and bowling was his second love. When he was growing up, his grandparents had little wooden pins and that is what started his love for bowling. At the age of fifteen, he won the NYS Bowling Championship in 1976. He was a contestant on the TV show, “Beat the Champ” in 1985. He won numerous awards including the GRUSBC Masters in 2012 at Oakfield and the GRUSBC Memorial Scratch Eliminator in 2013 at Bennington. Bob finished 2nd in a PBA regional. 
Survivors include his two loving children, Curtis Foss and Cassidy (Matthew) Oliver; his mother, Catherine Foss; brothers and sisters, Jim (Jody) Foss, Kenny (Cheryl) Foss, Dicki (Pam) Foss, and Jenn (Brian Smith) Foss; several nieces, especially Brianna whom he had a special love for, nephews; great nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Chloe. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Karen (Foss) Luthart and maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Archie Ames. 
Friends may call on Thursday (7-9) and Friday (11-1) at the First Baptist Church, 203 West Center Street, Medina. The Rev. Michael Stephenson will officiate at his Celebration of Life Service on Friday at 1PM at the church. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bob’s family would be appreciated. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com 

 

ault.jpg Evelyn R. Ault, 92, of Perry, passed away on Sunday October 2, 2016 at her home. She was born in Buffalo on October 26, 1923 a daughter of the late Leonard and Clara (Musielak) Langa.  Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert A. Ault whom she married in 1941. He died in 2008 and a grandson, Brian S. Pickett who died in 2015.

Evelyn moved to Perry in 1941. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill and Duracraft. She opened the former Custom Cake Shop in Perry in 1961 making customized cakes, breads, cookies and many other treats for all occasions. As well as running her bakery she also catered for special events. She was a caregiver caring for her late mother-in-law and husband in their last years of life. She was a member of St. Isidore's Catholic Parish in Perry, the Perry Kiwanis Club where she was a past secretary. She enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, baking, cooking, watching old movies, listening to music, especially theater music and spending time with family and friends. She supported St. Jude's for 50 years and St. Isidore's.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Dianne A. (Harold) Pickett of Webster, Star P. Ault of Briarwood, NY, 3 sons Robert J. (Carmel) Ault of Las Vegas, NV, Mark R. (Elizabeth) Ault of Logan, UT, Kirk O. (Rhonda) Ault of Glendale, AZ; a sister Gloria Piacenti of Lancaster; a brother Norbert (Arlene) Langa of Strykersville; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Wednesday October 5th, 2016 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Prayers at the Funeral Home on Thursday October 6th at 10:15AM that will precede an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Isidore's Catholic Parish (St. Joseph's Church) in Perry.  She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, NY 14530; Home Care and Hospice 405 North Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569; Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530 or to the Wyoming County Office for the Aging 8 Perry Ave. Warsaw, New York 14569. 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.

Batavia - Peter L. Arras, 77, retired Principal at Jackson School, died Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Crossroads House.

Mr. Arras was born September 1, 1939 in Batavia, the son of the late Millard and Phyllis (Dabrowski) Arras.

He graduated from Batavia High School and also was a graduate of SUNY Brockport where he served on the Board of Trustees.  A longtime member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Batavia he formerly was a Deacon and a member of the Board of Trustees.  He was a member and Past President of the Batavia Lions Club and a member of the YMCA and was a past President of the YMCA Board.  He also belonged to the NYS Retired Teachers Association and was active with Literacy Volunteers.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Simpson) Arras, having recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 9th.

Survivors include one son; John P. (Maria) Arras of Higham Ferrers, England; two daughters: Elizabeth A. Peinkofer of Honeoye Falls and Deborah (Gregory) Bump of Mt. Morris. He was the grandfather of  Grant & Tessa Peinkofer, Katherine, Lorenzo &  Ilenia Arras and  Sarah &  Charles Bump.  Also surviving is a brother in law and sister in law, Robert (Judy) Simpson of Pennsylvania.  He was the brother of the late Nancy Kieran.

Friends may call on Friday from 3pm to 7pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Services will be Saturday, 11am at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St., Batavia.  There will be a reception in the Church Hall immediately following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Morristown.  

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

myers2.jpgMARGRET E. MYERS

Age 100, of Batavia went peacefully home to the Lord, Friday evening September 30, 2016 at the home of her daughter, where she resided and just two days short of her 101st birthday. She was born October 2, 1915 in Conesus, NY a daughter of the late George and Minnie (Wassink) Conlon also preceded in death by her husband, Neal Myers in 1988, brother, James Conlon, sisters, Rosemary Bush and Anna Lapiana. 

Mrs. Myers was a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) and had a 50 plus year career as a Registered Nurse in the private sector working with the former St. Jerome and Genesee Memorial Hospitals, caring for patients well into her nineties. A very active woman into her 100th year, she would walk daily sometimes up to five miles, an avid bowler and golfer with her "lifetime member" status at Terry Hills Golf Course and a pair of "Hole-In-Ones", the last at the young age of 89. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, her kind, giving and caring demeanor bestowed upon her the honor of "Geneseean of the Year", in 1998 by the Chamber of Commerce.  

Surviving are her beloved children, daughter, Sharon (Edmund) Leising of Batavia; sons, Gary (Janet) Myers of Harrisburg, PA and Bruce (Dee) Myers of Arizona; grandchildren, Kristin (William) Duncan, Matthew (Ashley) Leising, Peri Myers, Patrick (Loree) Myers, Reid (Mary Elizabeth) Myers, Stephanie (Duane) Falker and Stacy (Kevin) Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Conlon, Mallory, Grant, Jayden, Kyle, Sydney, Maxwell & Isabella. 

The Myers family invites family and friends to join them in Celebrating Margret's Funeral Mass 11:00AM Thursday October 6, 2016 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site), she will be entombed with her husband in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in her memory are requested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia. 

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

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

motyka.jpgTheresa M. Motyka, 67, of Batavia passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday September 29, 2016. She was born December 29, 1948 in Buffalo to the late Felix and Valentina (Markiewicz) Fronckowiak. She is predeceased by a brother Norman Fronckowiak, sisters-in-laws Christine and Suzanne Fronckowiak.

Theresa was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to helping others in both her professional and personal endeavors. Theresa loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren and family.

She is survived her husband Raymond Motyka of Batavia; children Timothy (Amber Scott) Motyka of Batavia; Louise (Charles Daul) Motyka of Rochester; siblings Phil (Rebecca) Fronckowiak of W. Seneca, Frank Fronckowiak of England, Christine (Robert) Delucci of MI; Thomas (Jan) Fronckowiak of Orchard Park; Joseph (Maureen) Fronckowiak of FL; Theodore Fronckowiak of WA; sister-in-law Theresa Fronckowiak of CA; grandchildren Macie (Michael), Jameson, Jonah, Marlowe, Alexa and Alyssa, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday October 3, 2016 from 2:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020 or the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation PO Box 267 Batavia, NY 14020 http://www.michaelshope.org/. 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.

LeRoy ~ Kenneth R. MacGregor, age 79, of Warsaw Road, passed away Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 28, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born December 17, 1936 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, a son of the late Alex and Margurite Plante MacGregor.

     Ken was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, who was devoted to his faith and his community.  He was a 4th degree member of the Fr Vincent Capodanno Assembly 0755 where he served as past Faithful Navigator, and a 3rd degree member of the Edward Powers Council 2936 of LeRoy, where he served as a past Grand Knight.  He oversaw the K of C golf tournament for 14 years and also ran bingo for 13 years.  He was an extraordinary minister and longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish.  He was past president of the Home School Association, an instructor for the AARP defensive driving course and was instrumental in initiating a kindergarten program at Holy Family School. Ken also developed many friends and relationships during a 33 year career with Allstate Insurance.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Regone MacGregor; his children, Lori MacGregor, K. Mark (Shari) MacGregor, Lisa (Daniel) Mills and Lynn (Robert) Cesare; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his brother, Ronald (Edith) MacGregor of LeRoy; his sister, Dorothy Howarth of St. Catherines, ON, Karen (Gerard) Sciera, RoseMarie (Thomas) O’Grady, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law, Dan Howarth.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday from 2 ~ 4 and Sunday from 1 ~ 3 and 6 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  The Knights of Columbus will have a prayer service on Sunday at 6:00 PM.  Ken's Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy. 

     Memorials are suggested to either Our Lady of Mercy Parish or the American Cancer Society.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. MacGregor’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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

LeRoy ~ John W. Purcell, age 66, of South Street Road, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

     He was born November 8, 1949 in Batavia, a son of the late John Q. and Barbara Sandford Purcell.

     John attended and graduated from Pavilion Central School and Black Hills State University in South Dakota.  He worked for 30 years for the USDA / Farm Service Agency in the Tompkins County Office in Ithaca and the Genesee County Office in Batavia.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Elmore Purcell; stepdaughter, Amy Puccio (Joseph) Barry of DE; grandchildren, Madeline and Riley; sister, Sandra Purcell (Ted) Howard of Pavilion; nephews, Tad (Katie) Howard of CO and Adam (Rose) Howard of Elba; brothers-in-law, Patrick (Cleo) Elmore of E. Bethany and Robert (Angela) Elmore of FL and sister-in-law, JoAnn (James) Hanna of FL, along with many dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, September 30, from 3 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19).  Services will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with John’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.  

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

Richard Leslie Hyde, 82, of Tavares Florida and Byron and Alexander, New York passed away peacefully in his home of Friday, September 23, 2016 with his wife of 60 years, Joanne, at his side. He was born January 21, 1934 in Batavia, New York to the late Fred and Mildred Chandler Hyde. Richard graduated in 1953 from Batavia High School and Metal Trades Vocational School. He worked for Graham Manufacturing for three years and then started an apprenticeship in 1956 at Doehler Jarvis. On April 21, 1956 he married Joanne Gerould. Rich was drafted into the U.S. Army in December of 1956. He had basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and continued training on offset press at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and then served in Tokyo for 18 months. 
Rich was discharged from the Army in December of 1958 and returned to Doehler Jarvis to finish his apprenticeship and became a Tool and Dye maker. He left Doehler Jarvis in 1969 and went to Eastman Kodak Company as a Master Mold Maker. He retired in January of 1991 to Tavares, Florida. For many years Rich enjoyed hunting in the Adirondacks, Fishing on Lake Ontario and vacationing at Cranberry lake. He will be missed by his loving wife Joanne; his two children, Debra (Bob) Spiers of Alexander, New York, and Richard Hyde Jr (Terri Steger) of Batavia, New York; Two grandchildren, Samantha Jo (Keith) Stevenson of Waterloo, New York and Daniel Spiers of Alexander, New York; Two sisters, Joyce Kuehl and Marjorie (William) Reiss; Two brothers, Ralph Hyde and Fred (Sandra) Hyde. In memory of Rich, donations may be made for First United Methodist Church - 8221 Lewiston Road - Batavia, New York 14020 and to Alexander Fire Department – “New Ambulance Fund” - 10505 Main Street - Alexander, New York 14005.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at http://www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com 

 

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