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mickey.jpgOakfield - Ronald J. Mickey, 73, of Oakfield, passed away Tuesday, (November 29, 2016) at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, in Rochester.

Mr. Mickey was born October 18, 1943 in Batavia, a son of the late Frank and Frances (Bezon) Mickey.

Ronald was a member of the East Shelby Community Bible Church and a retired milk truck driver having worked for many years for DG Rowcliffe Milk Hauling in Medina. 

He was a model train enthusiast, enjoyed woodworking, reading, and sports; especially the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. 

Mr. Mickey was proud to have constructed his own home and will be remembered for his homemade ice cream.  Most of all, he cherished time spent with his granddaughter, who was his world. 

He is the husband of Carol (Rhodey) Mickey of Oakfield.  The two were married in West Barre on July 8, 1972. 

Surviving along with his wife are his daughters, Sarah (Scott) Sutton of Churchville, Sherri Mickey, and Shelly (Dan) Fenlon both of Rochester; his granddaughter, Mackenzie Sutton; a brother, Frank Mickey of Elba; sisters, Katherine (late Thomas) Putney of Brockport, and Christine Mickey of Elba; a brother-in-law, Ronald Rhodey of Barre; sisters-in-law, Lottie (late Jim) Garland of VA, and Donna Rhodey of Barre.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Ronald’s Memorial Service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, (December 3, 2016) at East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 East Shelby Road, Medina.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 East Shelby Road, Medina, NY 14103 or Hildebrandt Hospice, c/o Lifetime Care Hospice, Attn: Donations, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623.  Burial will be in East Shelby Cemetery, Medina.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

magavero.jpg Charles J. Mogavero, 84, of Maricopa AZ, formally of Batavia passed away November 16, 2016 in Chandler, AZ under hospice care following a lengthy illness.

He was born September 23, 1932 in Leroy, NY to Antionette George and Charles Mogavero.  Mr. Mogavero worked construction for many years retiring in 1992.  He also had a garbage disposal company, enjoyed farming and was an avid hunter. 

Charles is survived by his wife, the former Suzanne DiTillio whom he married March 17th, 1990.  Sons; James (Yong), Richard of Batavia NY, Steven (Joanne) of Yulee, Fl, and daughter, Stephanie (David) Choate of Spenceport NY,  sister, Lorraine (Donald)  Kilner of AZ, 12 grandchildren , 7 great grandchildren, step daughters; JoAnne Clemm of AZ, Michelle Lang of NC, and 4 step grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased in death by his first wife Elaine Constantino, son, Charles Jr. and brother Joseph. 

Funeral Services will be announced at a later date.

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 St. Batavia, New York 14020.

 

LANA R. MOWER

Age 71, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday morning November 28, 2016 at her home under the care of Hospice and her family. She was born August 13, 1945 in Batavia, NY a daughter of the late Lamont and Laura (McCabe) Frens, also preceded in death by siblings, Robert & Eugene Frens.

Mrs. Mower was a Laboratory Technician for many years beginning with Genesee County and finally at Medina Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed painting, gardening, projects around the house and her dogs, McKenzie, Scarlett and Ferguson. Lana's family was her passion, her husband, children and being the wonderful "GMA" to her grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband of 49 years, Curtis Mower of Batavia; Jamie (Ben Lesold) Hageman of Gasport and children, Juliann, Jaina, Sara & Hannah; Cory (Lisa) Mower of Batavia and children, Hannah & Olivia; "adopted son", Kyle Russell; "adoptive daughter", Christine Swan; siblings, Larry, Lindsay and Lance Frens, Pauline Walker along with several nieces and nephews.

Lana's family will be present from 4-6PM on Thursday December 1, 2016 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKSI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 6PM. Memorials in her memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals c/o Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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

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

hopfer.jpg Sylvia A. Hopfer, 81, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Saturday November 26, 2016 at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was born on August 13, 1935 in Savannah, GA to the late Virgil Raymond Burdsal and Mamie Ruth (Holder) Mallard.  She is predeceased by her husband Ronald Hopfer; brothers Charles Lee Burdsal and Virgil Burdsal

She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia. Sylvia will always be remembered for being a devoted and loving Mother and Grandmother.

Sylvia is survived by her children; Cynthia (Edward) Carroll of Greece, Vicky (Dean) DeVie of Batavia and Russell (Sandra) Hopfer of Pavilion; sister Ruth Krauss of GA; 6 grandchildren Megan and Tommy Carroll, Adam Capizzano, Steffanie (Justin) Murray, Kaitlyn Hopfer and Kyle Hopfer; 2 great grandchildren Gage and Grant Murray along with several nieces and nephews.  

Family and friends are invited to attend a 6:00PM Memorial Service on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. 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 St. Batavia, New York 14020.

 

szczesny_joseph_-_photo.jpgJoseph A. Szczesny, 94 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2016. Born July 4, 1922 in Buffalo, he was the son of Walter and Veronica Pastecki Szczesny. Joseph’s life was centered around his family and his faith.  He was proud of his Polish culture and heritage and enjoyed traveling and gardening. Joseph was a Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He retired from the former Doehler-Jarvis Manufacturing Co. in Batavia after 35 years. He was a member of Ascension Parish, the Holy Name Society and the Polish Falcons.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Antoinette “Tosh” Szczesny, who died January 28, 2012, brother, Walter Szczesny sister, Monica Fiorella, brothers-in-law, Nicholas DiFilippo, Joseph Fortunato and Philip Fiorella, and sister-in-law, Rose Szczesny. 

Joseph is survived by his children, Thomas (Frances) Szczesny, Marlboro, N.J., Mary (Van) Rodenhizer of Oakfield, the Reverend Walter J. Szczesny of Lockport, Veronica (Jerzy) Ryszkiewicz, Staten Island, Timothy (Donna) Szczesny, Binghamton and Joseph (Allison) Szczesny of Minot, ME. He leaves behind treasured grandchildren, Spencer (Elana), Alex, Laura and Timothy Szczesny, Kathryn (Christian Guirreri) Rodenhizer, Paula and Thomas Ryszkiewicz. great-granddaughters, Abigail and Sadie Szczesny, sisters, Helen Fortunato and Veronica “Dolly” DiFilippo, both of Batavia and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend Walter J. Szczesny, 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia. Interment will follow services in St. Cecelia Cemetery, Oakfield.  

Memorial contributions in Joseph’s name may be made to All Saints Parish, 76 Church Street, Lockport, NY 14094. To forward condolences please visit www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

JoAnn Leggo died peacefully with family on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at The Crossroads House from a 5 month struggle with Cancer.  JoAnn was born December 8, 1934 to Roy and Mae Ailene (Denney) Peters in Rochester, New York.   She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Martin B Leggo; two daughters, Jacqueline “Jacky”, husband Ronald “Skip” Smith; Kathleen “Kathi”,  husband Fred Mintz; one son Martin “Joe” (Elan Neal) Leggo. 

JoAnn was “Grandma” to Kyle Pangrazio and wife Jessica, Rebecca “Becki” (Pangrazio) Rodriguez and husband Richard, Joseph A Mintz, Colby Leggo, Justine Baker, Dawn (Rob) Marsceill, Abby (Ryan) Rutherford, Beth (Steve) O’Shea, Cathi (Jason) Zimmer, Derek and Toby Neal.  JoAnn was Great Grandma and affectionately called “GG” to Jo, Hunter, Joseph, Emily, Isabella, Cache, Ava, Cheyenne, Xander, Cooper, Brandon, Ella and Dominic.  Auntie JoAnnie was loved by her niece and family Karen (Jack) Dearing of Florida and her nephew and family Richard (Vicki) Stenner of Arizona.  She had many close friends whose visits, cards, and phone calls meant a lot to her.

At the request of JoAnn the family will celebrate her life privately without a public memorial service. Her wishes to donate her body to science were honored. Memorials can be made to The Crossroads House, PO Box 403 Batavia NY 14021, or online at http://crossroadshouse.com/donate/

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.

 

 

 

Honeoye Falls - Donald W. Klick, 83, of Honeoye Falls, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Schofield Residence in Kenmore.

Mr. Klick was born March 16, 1933 in Honeoye Falls, a son of the late Frederick and Ethel Brown Klick.

Mr. Klick was a longtime dairy and crop farmer in Honeoye Falls. A lover of animals, he had a special passion for walking Mendon Ponds Park as well as walking the back roads of Rush, Mendon and Honeoye Falls with neighborhood friends. He enjoyed being outdoors as he loved the peace and quiet that nature offered to him.

He is survived by his brother, Robert (Margaret) Klick of Bath; several nieces and nephews including Catherine Johnston of Stafford and Anne (Mark) Johnston-Fera of Buffalo; great-nieces and great-nephews including  Dustin Fera of Buffalo and Sarabeth Fera of Los Angeles, California.

He is predeceased by his siblings, Kenneth (Hazel) Klick of Sodus, Harry (Eva) Klick of Arizona, Albert Klick of Rush, Arthur Klick of Honeoye Falls and Edna (Valentine) Frauenhofer of Batavia.

There are no prior visiting hours. His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Stafford United Methodist Church, 6134 Main Road, Stafford.  He will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Henrietta. In lieu of flowers, contributions for a memorial to Donald for Mendon Ponds Park may be sent to Lamberton Conservatory, 180 Reservoir Avenue, 14620. Please make checks payable to Monroe County Parks, in the memo please write "In memory of Donald W. Klick”. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

tractor.jpg Donald R. McClurg, 85, of East Bethany passed away on Monday November 21, 2016 at the LeRoy Village Green in where he had been residing. Donald was born in Perry,NY on June 6, 1931 a son of the late Dwight and Ruth (Brown) McClurg. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Joan McClurg who passed away in 2013; 2 daughters Donna McClurg and Debbie Moore; a son Larry McClurg; sisters Barbara Anderson and Lois Taylor and brothers Jack, Larry and Robert McClurg.

Donald owned and operated the former Discount Service Center in Batavia. He was also a truck driver who drove for Tyler’s in Oakfield, DeWitt in Pavilion and Howards Express. He enjoyed collecting toy trucks and tractors.

He is survived by 3 sons; Dennis McClurg of East Bethany, Daniel (Cindy) McClurg of Warsaw, Dean (Laura) McClurg of Warsaw; 3 step-daughters LuAnn George of Ca., Sherrie Klimeck of VA., Kimberly (Michael) Burek of Alexander; a step-son Michael Georgia of VA.; Sisters Betty White of Palm Beach, FL, Virginia (Ed) Culver of Sun City West, AZ., Lynn Wood of Perry;14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Saturday November 26, 2016 at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry where he will be laid to rest.

Memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, or to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Road Attica, NY 14011. 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.

Mount Dora, FL ~ Michael J. Andolora, age 94, formerly of Perry, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

     Mr. Andolora was born July 25, 1922, a son of the late Louis and Antonia Andolora.

     He married the love of his life, Edith Barber in 1944 and they moved to Leesburg, FL from Perry in 1980.  He will be remembered as a loving family man and was the last of his generation.

     He is survived by his son, David (Suzanne) Andolora of Henrietta, N.Y.; grandson, Terrence (Michon) Ball; granddaughter, Beth (Christopher) Ball Kovach; great-grandchildren, Evan Ball, Elyse Ball, Lucas Ball, Chloe Kovach and Delia Kovach, along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Edith Andolora, and his brothers and sisters, Josephine, Sarah, Sam, Margaret, Joseph, Phillip and Pearl.

     A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Interment in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy, will be at the convenience of the family.

     Memorials in his name are suggested to Autism Up, 855 Publishers Parkway

Webster, NY. 14580

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

     Mr. Andolora and his family’s local arrangements are being completed by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.

Fredericksburg, VA ~ Aaron A. Seitz, age 44, formerly of Batavia and Orlando, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

     He was born May 27, 1972 in Denver, CO, a son of Loretta Fiorella Seitz Vosburgh and the late LeRoy J. Seitz.

     Aaron was a 1990 graduate of Batavia High School.  After graduation, he enlisted with the U.S. Marines.  Upon completing his service with the Marines, Aaron moved south, where he worked for himself as a mechanic and body repairman.  Those who knew Aaron, knew that he always lived life to the fullest.

     He is survived by his mother and step-father, Loretta (Manley) Vosburgh of Bergen; his sister, Erica (Ian) Jermy of Stafford; his niece, Sophia Jermy; his fiancée , Ryan Kennedy and her son, Eddie, of Fredericksburg, VA, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

     Services and interment will be private.

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

     Mr. Seitz and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.

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