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barber.jpg Eleanor L. (nee Button, Kreutter) Barber, 92 of Cowlesville, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 2, 2017 at Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca. She was born February 11, 1925 in Franklinville, NY to the late Leon (Lavina Wheeler) Button. Mrs. Barber is preceded in death by her beloved husbands James A. Kreutter and George F. Barber; brothers Donald, Bruce Button; sisters Katharine Nordland, Evelyn DiBari, Jane Button; half-sister Lavina Patrickus, brother-in-law Edward Jaworski, sister-in-law Shirley Button.  

Eleanor was a member of Folsomdale Baptist Church and Gideons International Auxiliary. She worked for many years at Fisher Price in East Aurora.  

She is survived by her children Lavina (Allen) Schuessler, Caroline (Joseph) DiPardo of Cowlesville; Betty (David) Clark of Alpharetta, GA; Barbara (Michael) Wantuck, MaryJane (Randall) Heller of Cowlesville; Fred (Debra) Kreutter of Alden; step-children Ray, David (Mary) Barber; sister Shirley Jaworski; brother Peter Button; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday March 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Folsomdale Baptist Church, 1366 Folsomdale Rd. Cowlesville, NY 14037. Funeral Services will immediately follow 12:00 Noon at the church. She will be laid to rest in Cowlesville Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined, memorials may be made to the Folsomdale Baptist Church or Gideons International C/O David Bradley, 103 Linwood Ave. Warsaw, NY 14569. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

Oakfield - Daniel R. Gilbert, age 47, of Oakfield, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Gilbert was born July 12, 1969 in Batavia, the son of Ronald E. and Wanda L. (Sage) Gilbert of Oakfield.

A 1987 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama Central School, Dan received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Cortland and his masters degree from Canisius College. A member of Padre Pio Parish, he was the longtime coach of the varsity baseball program at Oakfield where he also coached jayvee football, modified basketball and varsity football. Dan also coached his son's little league baseball team and youth football; the Oakfield-Elba Titans.

Dan taught Health and Physical Education in the Oakfield-Alabama School District for 20 years. He loved sports, teaching kids and developed a passion for adaptive physical education for children with special needs. He truly wanted to make a difference in the lives of those he taught and coached.

Above all else, Dan's family mattered most and was the most important thing to him.

Surviving along with his parents are his wife, Susan M. (Szadek) Gilbert, whom he married July 28, 2000; his children, Matthew and Jenna Gilbert, both at home; two sisters, Dawn (Kevin) Fisher and Denise (Darrin) Bull, both of Oakfield; his grandmother, Myrtle Gilbert of Batavia; his mother-in-law, Marion (late Frank) Szadek of Corfu; three nieces;  Erika (Jason) Ranlett, Jessica (Dale) Brumsted and Colleen Fisher; a great-niece, Penelope Ranlett and great-nephew Hunter Brumsted.

There are no prior visiting hours. Dan’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  Father Thaddeus Bocianowski, rector of Padre Pio Parish and Pastor Dan Schmidt, lead pastor from Batavia Assembly of God will co-officiate Dan’s Mass. Private burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakfield-Alabama Central School, 7001 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, New York 14125. In memo, please designate for baseball program.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Dan’s memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

Elvin E. “Gene” Warren, Jr.

Age  63, of Batavia, former owner/operator of Slim Warren Mulch & Topsoil, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, March 1, 2017 under the care of hospice and his family. 

Gene was born April 8, 1953 in Batavia, NY, son of Agnes (Banglesdorf) Warren of Batavia and the late Elvin E. “Slim” Warren, and was a 1971 graduate of Pembroke High School. He was a self-employed custom applicator for ten years and worked as a construction equipment operator for the NYS DOT for 20 years before retiring in 2008. He belonged to St Maximilian Kolbe parish and was a lifelong member of  the Sportsmans Coonhunters Association. He enjoyed hunting, especially with his dogs, fishing, and playing cards with his friends. He was especially proud of his sons and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 

In addition to his mother, Gene is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathryn (Driscoll) Warren of Batavia, sons Mark (Jessica) Warren and Matthew (Maggie) Warren, both of LeRoy, NY, sisters Mary Kay (Frank) Schwerthoffer of Ft Mill, SC and Wendy (Jim) Gerrard of Batavia, mother-in-law Frances Driscoll, sisters-in-law Anne (Charlie) O’Geen, Pat (Jae) Choi, and Peg (John) Steele, brother-in-law  Rick (Jane) Driscoll, grandchildren Lucy, Isaac, Penelope, Patrick and Elliot, along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at the Michael Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, 4120 West Main Street, Batavia, NY where prayers will be recited 12 Noon Saturday, March 4th followed by a Mass of  Christian Burial at 12:30 pm at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s site) and will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, E. Pembroke. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gene’s name may be made to Homecare and Hospice, Inc. 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020, Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020, or St Maximilian Kolbe Church, PO Box 278, Corfu, NY 14036. 

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

THE FAMILY OF GENE WARREN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC.

 

18.jpgMichelle A. Cropo, 51 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 28, 2017 at her home. She was born January 13, 1966 in Batavia, to Alberta (Dixon) Strauss of Batavia and Carl Cropo.

Michelle worked as a Store Manager at Sugar Creek in Batavia.

She is survived along with her mother by a brother Michael (Ellen) Cropo of Hamlin, two nephews Carl and Alex Cropo; special aunt Margaret (Stephen) Delaney of Hamlin, along with several aunts and uncles.

Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday March 6, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Lung Association at www.lung.org. 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.

Oakfield - John W. Mills, 62, of Oakfield, a heavy equipment operator at the Genesee County Highway Dept. in Batavia, prior to his retirement in 2009, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Mills was born August 2, 1954 in Batavia, a son of the late George and Pauline (Bridges) Mills.

He enjoyed working on his farm.  

Survivors include his life partner, Carol Wilkosz of Oakfield; 3 brothers, Robert Mills, Olin (Lynne) Mills, and George (Toni) Mills, all of Alabama; several nieces and nephews.  

He is the brother of the late Barbara Kingdom and Joyce Starkweather.  

Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, where services will follow at Noon.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., Crossroads House or to Homecare & Hospice.  Private burial will be at Reed Cemetery in Oakfield.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

LEONARD A. "JON" JASINSKI, III

Age 49, of Batavia, died Monday afternoon February 27, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born October 19, 1967 in Batavia, NY to Kathleen (Pastecki) Jasinski of Batavia and Leonard A. (Sharon) Jasinski, Jr. of Batavia. He was preceded in death by uncles, David and Walter Jasinski. 

Jon was employed by Brylin Hospital as a Mental Health Technician, he loved his job and the and the many relationships he formed over the years. He was an avid sportsmen that enjoyed the quiet peace of the woods and had the talent to lure in the "Big Buck." 

Surviving along with his parents, is his maternal grandmother, Regina Hovey of Corfu; aunts and uncles, Patricia Epple of Batavia, Kimberly Hovey of Corfu, Julie (Tom) Madden of AL, Mark (Mary Frances) Hovey of LA, Richard (Mary) Jasinski of Elba, Sophie "Bridget" Zeagler of Batavia, Joan Dispenza of Batavia, Thomas (Sue) Jasinski of NC along with many cousins and dear friends. 

Jon's family will be present from 5-8 p.m. Thursday March 2, 2017 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC, where prayers will be recited 11:30 a.m. Friday March 3 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery, memorials in his memory can be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance c/o UMMC 127 North Street Batavia or Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Road Batavia, NY 14020 or a charity of the donor's choice. 

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

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

 

Batavia – Mrs. Frances Scafetta, 93, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Scafetta was born January 27, 1924 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Angelo and Catherine Colantonio Zimarino.

A 1941 graduate of Batavia High School, she was a longtime member of  St. Mary's Church in Batavia. Mrs. Scafetta was a member of the St. Jerome Hospital Guild where she dedicated many hours in the hospital gift shop. She enjoyed taking trips to the casino and baking and  cooking for her family and friends. She was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She worked in the publicity department at Batavia Downs with the late William F. Brown, Jr. for over 30 years. Prior to her time at Batavia Downs, Mrs. Scafetta worked as a ward clerk at the VA Hospital in Batavia

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Scafetta, Jr., whom she married November 15, 1947; her children,  Dennis (Nancy) Scafetta of Penfield, Angela (Bert) Pooler of Amsterdam and Nicholas (Shelly) Scafetta of Conifer, Colorado; four grandchildren, Andrew (Adriana) Scafetta of Arlington, Virginia,  Eric (Rachel) Scafetta of Irondequoit, Shannon (Robert) Schiller of Webster and  Jonathan Fabio of New York City; seven great-grandchildren,  Leo Scafetta,  Anthony, Lucas, Ella and Dylan Scafetta, Ava and Owen Schiller; her-brother-in-law, Charlie Gustaferro; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her sister, Carmella "Kay" Gustaferro.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4th  at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., in care of United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, New York 14226. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Stafford ~ Deborah S. Cone, age 65, of E. Bethany - LeRoy Road, passed away Monday morning, (February 27, 2017) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     She was born December 24, 1951 in Rochester, NY, a daughter of Gloria Cippola Burgess and the late Leon Burgess.

     Family was everything to Debbie, or “Nana”, as she was called by everyone.  She was a longtime Stafford resident and member of the Stafford Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, watching football, nascar and camping with her family.       

     In addition to her mother, Gloria Burgess, she is survived by her daughters, Lori (Shane) Totten of Stafford and Traci (Tim Wharton) DeWitt of LeRoy; granddaughters, Morgan DeWitt, Allison DeWitt and Ashley Totten; brother, Leon (Anne) Burgess Jr. of Rochester; sister, Gloria Latona (Herb Warters) of Rochester; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Steven (Marie) Cone of Stafford; sister-in-law, Sandra Burgess of FL along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to her father, Debbie was predeceased by her loving husband of 45 years, Richard A. “Dick” Cone, who passed on Jan. 7, 2017 and her brother, Dennis Burgess.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, March 3 from 4 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M.  Interment will be private at the convenience of her family.

     Contributions in memory of Debbie are suggested to either the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or Wilmot Cancer Institute, 262 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

reamer.jpg Douglas F. Reamer, 67, of Batavia passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the Hildebrandt Hospice Center in Greece. He was born on March 30, 1949 in Batavia to the late Willis and Laura (Cummings) Reamer.

Doug was a United States Army Veteran then was employed for over 40 years at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia. He was a truly devoted husband, father and grandfather that never missed a sporting event or school function that involved his children and more recently his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years Karen (Quagliano) Reamer of Batavia; children Melissa (Ryan) Gaebler, Matthew (Katherine Lefler) Reamer and Danielle (Josiah) Smith; sister Marcia Nesbit; Aunts Lucille Lowden and Joyce Nichols; grandchildren Cameron, Brianna and Gabriel Smith and Alexis Reamer; along with his nephew Clayton Nesbitt.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 2:00PM Memorial Service will be held on Sunday March 5, 2017 at the Oakfield United Methodist Church 2 South Main St. Oakfield, NY 14125 where Military Honors will take place immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakfield United Methodist Church at the address listed above.  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.

kelly.jpg Kelly McVay Boyce, 55, of Basom passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Unity Hospital in Rochester. She was born on March 23, 1961 in Batavia to the late Wesley Hollabaugh and Joyce (Rupp) Hollabaugh of Batavia.

In addition to her mother, Kelly is survived by her loving husband; Terry “T.A.” Boyce of Basom; children Jeremy and Eric Boyce both of Alabama and Brittany (Fiancé Stephen Clark) Boyce of Alden; sister Lynne (Billy Haxton) McVay of Batavia; brothers Greg (Carol) McVay of Florida and Seth (Melinda) Hollabaugh of Batavia; 6 grandchildren Zabryna, Mackenzie, Chance, Jada, Isabella and Emerson along with many nieces and nephews.

Kelly will be remembered for her love of animals, crocheting and reading. Above all else she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Kelly’s life on Saturday March 4, 2017 from 3:00-6:00PM at the Stafford Fire Hall 6153 Main Rd. Stafford, NY 14143.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to for Crohn’s Disease research. 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.

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