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Guarino, Vincent J.jpgVincernt James Guarino, 76, of Batavia, died Monday (January 3, 2011) at Rochester General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Batavia on May 13, 1934, a son of the late Joseph and Angeline Battaglia Guarino.

Mr. Guarino was retired from the US Postal Service and was a well known bar tender in the Batavia area.  He was the proprietor of the former Guarino's Osteria in Batavia for many years.  He served with the US Marines during the Korean War as a Radar Technichian, having attained the rank of Corporal and receiving the National Defense Service Medal.  He was a member of the Polish Falcons Club, St. Nicholas Club, Elks Club and the American L:egion Post 332 of Batavia.  He was an avid NY Yankee and Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed bowling, golf and coin collecting.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter in law: Vincent Joseph and Nancy Guarino of Bergen and Michael and Jennifer Guarino of Batavia.  Four grandchildren: Nicholas, Joshua and Kristen Guarino of Bergen and Lilah Guarino of Batavia. He was the brother of the late Salvatore Guarino and Grace Kime.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 - 7:30PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will follow.

Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in LeRoy.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


Lutherville, MD/Batavia – Mrs. Catherine Ellen Page Munger, 102, of Lutherville, MD and formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday (December 29, 2010) at her home. 

Mrs. Munger was born December 3, 1908 in Batavia, daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Harris) Page.

She graduated from Batavia High School in 1927.

She is the beloved wife of the late Martin Darwin Munger and devoted friend of Charmaine Rogers-McGilveary. Loving sister of the late Sarah Page Seekins and dear sister-in-law of John R. Munger Sr. of Huntsville, AL. Also surviving are two nieces, Mary Beth Munger Johnson of Columbus, GA and Lee Munger Salmon of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and two nephews, Rev. Fr. Donald (Yvonne) Seekins of Marion, VA and John Russell Munger Jr. of Huntsville, AL.

A graveside service will be held in Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street Road in Batavia on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Calling hours were this past Tuesday (January 4, 2011) at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home in Baltimore. A Memorial Service was held in Smith Hall of the Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore also on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 or Hospice of Baltimore, 11311 McCormick Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Batavia - Donald C. Partis, 74, of Batavia, passed away Saturday, (January 1, 2011) at the Batavia Nursing Home. Don was born in Rochester September 22, 1936, a son of the late Sidney and Margaret Palmer Partis.

Don was a 1954 Madison High School, Rochester graduate and earned an electrical engineering degree from RIT in 1960. He worked as an electrical engineer at Magnavox and Sylvania for several years before becoming a sole proprietor for an Office Coffee Service for 20 years. Upon selling the business he was the office manager for Grandview Cemetery for 14 years. Don was active in Amateur Radio, especially emergency radio communications.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jeanette Armison Partis; two sons, Mark (Kathleen) Partis of Pennsylvania and Alan (Denis) Partis of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Camille and Sydney Partis; two brothers, Richard (Christine) Partis of Illinois and Frederick Partis of Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Duane (Mary) Armison of Franklinville and Lynn (Rebecca) Armison of Rushford; a sister-in-law, Dolores (Carl) Civiletti of Florida; father-in-law, Alfred Armison of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, followed by a Celebration of the Life of Donald Partis buffet at Bohn’s Restaurant, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 391, Batavia, NY 14021 or a charity of the donor's choice. Don requested his body be donated to the University of Rochester Anatomical Gift Program.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Sally A. Lock, 46 of Perry died December 31, 2010 peacefully at her home. Born September 5, 1964 in Buffalo, New York. She is daughter of Karl Krause of Olean and the late Rosalinda (Ceccarossi) Krause. Sally was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry. She worked at Wyoming County Community Hospital as an RN for many years. Sally loved baking, gardening, dogs, people, life, the ocean, her job and most of all her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband Charles E. Lock; sons David and Nicholas Lock all of Perry; daughter Sarah (Brandon) Bacon of Caledonia; grandchildren Landen and Haley Bacon; brothers Karl (Peggy) of Windsor; Fred (Kelly) of Ft. Worth, TX; Paul (Michelle) of Liverpool; Matthew (Kelly) Krause of Bath; sisters Susan (Thomas) Murphy of Warsaw; Linda (Oliver) Nagel of Alleghany along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Monday January 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fillmore, NY. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com  Or call (585) 237-2626Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530.  


Byron - Milton L. Mote passed away at home on December 28, 2010 at the age of 73 after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Mote was born in North Hornell on February 16, 1937.

He was a graduate of Letchworth Central School. Mr. Mote owned and operated Mote Farm Dairy Farm in Gainesville. 

The family raised registered holsteins and sold breeding stock in local sales, Canada and overseas.

Mr. Mote was past president of the Wyoming Co. Holstein Club and member of Upstate Milk Cooperative.

In later years the family moved to Byron and Mr. Mote worked for Ed Sharp & Sons, Inc.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kay (Perry) Mote; three children, Christopher Mote of Byron, Susan Jordan of Batavia and Paula Mote of Batavia; three granddaughters, Michelle and Rachel Jordan of Batavia and Melissa Mote of Batavia; cousins; sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, Wilbur and Evelyn Mote and a brother, Donald Mote.

There will be no calling hours. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Lake Plains Dialysis Center, 587 East Main Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.


John P. Burke 88, of Batavia, died December 28, 2010 at the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1922 in  Batavia, New York to the late Peter and Agnes (Nowik) Burke. Mr. Burke was retired from the Batavia VA Medical Center where he worked for 40 years. He was a World War II Army Veteran, a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), Veness Strollo Post #1602, and a former member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Glenn S. Loomis #332.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph and Frank Burke, sisters Pauline Bachorski and Martha Anzalone. 
He is survived by sons Joseph (Geri) Burke of Batavia, John Burke of South Carolina, daughters Kathy (Robert) White of Rochester and Karren (Tom) Cifelli of Warsaw, NY. Thirteen grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive. 
Friends may call on Thursday December 30, 2010 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. Prayers will be recited on Friday at 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 
Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.  Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.


Florence C. Bonarski, 94 of Perry died December 27, 2010 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. Born in Depew, New York on December 4, 1916 to the late Theofil (Catherine) Bekiel. Mrs. Bonarski was a devoted church member and belonged to St. Stanislaus Kostka for many years. She worked at the Perry Knitting Mill. As the matriarch she ran the family Christmas tree business for over 50 years and was an avid gardener. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Bonarski, brothers Walter, Chester, Charlie and Joe.
She is survived by sons Gary (Janet) Bonarski of Perry; Daniel (Judy) Bonarski of Coraopolis, PA; 6 grandchildren Kathy (Bob) Gault, Christy, Tim (Kim), Marie, Michael and Melanie Bonarski, 3 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call on Wednesday December 29th from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Prayers will be recited 10:30 AM on Thursday December 30th at the Funeral Home followed by a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Isidore’s Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. Interement in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Perry, NY. 
Memorials may be made to the St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery Fund or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  

Brockport - Mrs. Lucille Burke, 98, of Brockport, died Saturday, December 25, 2010at Lakeside Biekirch Care Center, in Brockport.

Mrs. Burke was born April 17, 1912 in Rochester, a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Mattern) Helmbold. 
Survivors include a son, Donald E. (Pat) Burke of Gates; 2 daughters Kathleen K. (Langton) Bentley of Churchville and Patricia A. (John P.) Swapceinski of Bergen; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren including the late Tyler Joseph and Edward James "Teddy" Burke.
Friends may attend her Mass of Christian burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen. Memorials may be made to Lakeside Foundation, 156 West Avenue, Physicians Office Bldg. Suite 101, Brockport, NY 14422 to benefit activities on the 4th floor at Lakeside Beikirk Care Center. Burial will be in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Bergen. Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home of Bergen.   Sincere gratitude to the Lakeside Beikirk Living Center's 4th floor staff for their compassionate care. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Batavia - Mrs. Jean Anne Lewis, 69, died Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Batavia Nursing Home.

Mrs. Lewis was born December 30, 1940 in Fulton, NY, the daughter of the late John and Genevieve Chapell Spath.

A member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church for many years she served on the Parish Council and also was a Sacristan. She often referred to herself as a “domestic engineer”.

She was the wife of James V. Lewis, who she married on April 15, 1961. Surviving are two sons, Christopher (Angie) Lewis of Maryland and Patrick (Susan) Lewis of Virginia; two daughters, Kelli Berrios and Heather (Frank) Markowski, both of Batavia; three brothers, William (Sally) Spath and Terrence (Patricia) Spath both of Oswego and John (Marla) Spath, Jr. of Virginia; two sisters, Michelle (Timothy) Barker and Patricia Butler, both of Oswego. She was the grandmother of Alicia Berrios, Joshua, Karlee and McKenzie Lewis and Jesse Markowski. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Nettie Lewis of Oswego and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, 303 E. Main St. Batavia, Tuesday, December 28th from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 am at the Church. Masses may be offered in her memory or memorials may be to the Sacristans at St. Joseph Church to purchase a gift in her memory, Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021, Susan Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.Condolences may be made at ww.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia, 343-8868.

 Batavia - Mr. Paul A. Rotenberg, 76, a lifetime Batavian, died Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Rotenberg was born August 5, 1934 in Batavia, the son of the late Harry and Pearl Pupick Rotenberg.
He was a 1951 graduate of Batavia High School and a 1955 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance. From 1956 to his retirement in 1976 he owned and operated the former Batavia Furniture Store, which was located on West Main St.   A devoted husband, father and grandfather he enjoyed playing Bridge and traveling.
He is survived by his wife of over 46 years, Joan Walter Rotenberg. Also surviving are two sons, James (Ellen) Rotenberg of Bronxville, NY and William (Susan) Rotenberg of Geneva, NY and one sister, Muriel (Saunders) Sennet of Buffalo. He was the grandfather of Jacob, Benjamin, Mary, Sam, Charlotte, Sarah and Daniel Rotenberg.
There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228 or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 11 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714. Arrangements completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia. 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


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