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Batavia - Mr. Gordie E. Hopkins, 56, of Batavia, died suddenly on the land that he loved in Holley on Saturday, July 3, 2010.

Mr. Hopkins was born May 19, 1954 in Buffalo, the son of the late Everett S. “Red” and Mary "Pat" (Stevens) Hopkins.

Mr. Hopkins enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and collecting rocks. A giving man, he loved to help people and was a skilled craftsman and carpenter.

Survivors include wife, Linne (Brooks) Hopkins of Batavia; two daughters, Kerry (fiancé Mike Karbowski) Hopkins of Lewiston and Lindsey Hopkins of Oakfield; a son, Ian Hopkins of Batavia; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Talia; two sisters, Ruth (Ronald) Zentz of Basom and Patricia (Jerry Power) Hopkins of Franklinville and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a son, Gordon Everett Hopkins.  

Calling hours are Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 at the Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Oakfield. Services will be at 2:00 Saturday also at the church. Memorials may be made to the family, to be distributed to various charities. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com

Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.


wolcott.jpgKim Wolcott50 of Batavia, NY died July 4, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Born January 12, 1960 in Batavia, NY son of the late Thomas De Salvo and Viola (Cratsenberg) De Salvo of Batavia. 

Mr. Wolcott was a driver for All American Discount Cab Company of Batavia and Lockport. He was a Navy veteran, a former member of St. Nicholas Club in Batavia. Preceded in death by his father Thomas De Salvo in 2007, two brothers, Andrew and John Wolcott and a sister-in-law Lisa Wolcott. He is survived by his mother Viola De Salvo of Batavia, three children Cassandra (Michael) Kinne of Medina, Thomas J. (Katherine) Wolcott of Batavia and Anthony Wolcott of Bergen. Brothers Thomas (Mary) De Salvo of Dansville, Robert (Mary) Wolcott of Ohio, Thomas De Salvo of Batavia. Sisters Millie Wolcott of Batavia, Toni De Salvo and Patricia Magglia both of Mt. Morris , Cindy (Jon) Bush of Batavia and Tammy (Joseph) Cicatello of Batavia.   

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Joseph, Tray, Devin and Khloe and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Tuesday July 6, 2010 from 7 to 9 PM and Wednesday July 7, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 9:30 AM on Thursday July 8, 2010 at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.  

 For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 



Batavia - Mrs. Judith J. Parker, 65, of Batavia, purchasing agent for the former St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia, died on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Parker was born September 19, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia, a daughter of the late William Harold and Dorothy Ernestine Kuhn Jahn.

Mrs. Parker graduated from the McCaulley School of Nursing and began her career at the hospital as nurse and later moved onto the position of purchasing agent. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, she enjoyed playing the piano and knitting. She was a member of the singing group Sweet Adeline's in Orchard Park.

Her children were her whole world and she absolutely loved and adored her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Byron "Rob" Parker; three daughters, Dawn (Chris) Chugg of Batavia, Jamie (Bob) King of Livonia and Melody (Albert) Ghiloni of Cincinnati, Ohio; two step-daughters, Lisa (Mike) Dranichek and Christine (James) Dowell, both of LeRoy; a step-son,  Jason (Heidi) Parker of Batavia; 12 grandchildren, Stephanie and Felicia Mortimer, Hailey and Phillip King, Erick Chugg, Gabriella and Mia Ghiloni, Alex, Parker and Eleah Dowell, Grace and Sydney Parker; two sisters, Karen (Robert) Koscianski and Cindy (Roger) Barnes, both of Buffalo; a step-sister,  Jane (Michael) Jeffords of Byron; a sister-in-law, Patricia Fraher of Maryland; a brother-in-law, Raymond Wilson of Buffalo; her step-mother, Betty Jahn of Brockport and several nieces and nephews.

She is the sister of the late Linda Wilson.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 123 North Street, Batavia. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Batavia - Mrs. Virginia E. Dash, 91, of Batavia, died Friday, (July 2, 2010)at the Batavia Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dash was born January 16, 1919 in Elba, the daughter of the late Howard and Milly (Scroger) Dash.

A 1937 graduate of Elba High School and Houghton College in 1941, she taught English for many years before retiring in 1972 as the Chairperson of the English Department at Batavia High School. Mrs. Dash was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elba and was very generous during her lifetime to many charitable organizations.

She left no living relatives.

As per Mrs. Dash’s wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.


Muriel A. “Pat” Heubusch, age 71, of West Buffalo Street, Warsaw, died June 26, 2010 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.

She was born June 29, 1938 in Ontario, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Arlene Poshva. For many years, she owned and operated Pat’s Upholstery Shop in Silver Springs.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Heubusch, whom she married in 1956; her sons, Jeffrey Heubusch, of Batavia, John (Ellie) Heubusch of Silver Springs; her daughters, Neva (Rex) Forkey, of Bethany, Suzanne (Terry) Flint, of Warsaw; her brother, Albert (Peggy) Poshva, of Holland, NY; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was the grandmother of the late John Hummel.

There are no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw. Online condolences at www.robinsonandhackemer.com.

sharon.jpgSharon L. Kennedy, 66 of LeRoy, NY died June 26, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Born July 24, 1943 in Wellsville, NY she is daughter of the late Walter E. (Dorothy L. Lever) Strouse, Jr.. 

Mrs. Kennedy worked for 35 years for Davidson & Fink law firm in Rochester, NY. She was an avid horse lover especially of quarter horses. Survived by her husband of 24 years, Donald G. Kennedy of LeRoy, her son Brian Kinney of LeRoy, her step-son Brian (Jessica) Kennedy of Indiana, her daughter Debra (Thomas) Donofrio of Rochester, and her step-daughter Kristen Kennedy of Rochester. She is also survived by her brother John (Sue) Strouse of Florida, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday July 24, 2010 at 12 Noon at the family residence. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice Room at United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia New York 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. 

Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.


Oakfield - Mrs. R. Onolee Jackson, 90, a lifetime resident of the Oakfield area, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Jackson was born April 13, 1920 in Alabama, New York, a daughter of the late Leo and Mildred Slusser Newton.

Her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Jackson was an avid golfer and participated in the league at Terry Hills for many years and enjoyed watching sports on television.

Survivors include one daughter, Sherrie (Rod) Rodriguez of Oakfield; a grandson, Scott M. Hartman of Oakfield; a granddaughter, Jodi (Scott) Nichols of Wyoming, New York; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Chelsea Hartman and Brett and McKenzie Nichols; a sister-in-law, Virginia Newton of Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

She was the wife of the late Stanley Jackson and sister of the late Gordon Newton, Doris Warner and Margaret Merkel.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor William Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to Oakfield Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Batavia - Mr. Ralph L. Royse, Sr. 75, of Batavia, retiree at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Batavia, died Saturday, June 26, 2010 at his home.

Mr. Royse was born February 27, 1935 in Akron, OH, the son of George Thomas (Sr.) and Beatrice Vera (Spade) Royse.

He was a member of Faith Community Church. He formerly raced cars and enjoyed motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Mead) Royse whom he married March 12, 1966; 10 children, G. Bill (Linda) Engelhardt, Helen (Patrick) Engelhardt, Ralph (Deb) Royse, Jr., Linda Royse Ruth (Tom) Gilliatt, Malynda (Billy) Blackshere, Ward (Michelle) Royse, Mabel Royse, all of Batavia, Irene McNutt of Oakfield, and Annie Royse of VA; 2 brothers, Joseph (Molly) Spade of PA and John (Josephine) Griffin of OH; 2 sisters, Wanita Bolas and Susan Prindle, both of PA; 37 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was the great-grandfather of the late Andrew Cianfrini and brother of the late Roger Griffin, Thomas Royse and Lena Fraticello

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. A graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ellicott Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Batavia - Mrs. Marie E. Raines, 82, a retired physical education teacher at both John Kennedy Elementary School and the Batavia Middle School, died Friday, June 25, 2010at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Raines was born December 5, 1927 in Boston, New York, the daughter of the late Carl and Hatti Petrie Emerling.

She attended SUNY Brockport and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1949. While at Brockport she met her husband, George and they married on August 27, 1949.

A longtime member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, Mrs. Raines was a member of the Sodality and a sacristan of the church. She and her husband were former members of Stafford Country Club for many years.

Along with her husband, she is survived by one son, Timothy Raines of Marietta, Georgia; one daughter, Maureen (Sal) Palatiere of Spring, Texas; one sister, Marcia Santoro of Bayside, New York and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Allsion Palatiere. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. 

She was the sister of the late Jerome, Harold, Robert and Maurice Emerling.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 2113 Chile Ave., Rochester, New York 14624. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Boston, New York. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Age 87, talented local artist of Batavia, died Thursday afternoon June 24, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born March 19, 1923 in Buffalo to the the Joseph & Clara (Schroeder) Zeis. Preceded in death by her husband Edward J. Hayes in 1990, sons Gary & Robert Hayes, brothers Jack & Bob Zeis, sisters Clarissa Siebert, Delores Lang and Toni McKay. A graduate of Akron High School, member of Resurrection Parish, she worked for Curtis-Wright, Mason Seal Factory, Massey-Harris and most recently as the Curator of the Holland Land Office. Many in the area would know and some own her original oil and water paintings; she was a member of the Batavia Society of Artists, GO ART and the Collectors Club. Roz had a real zest for life that had her taking dancing and piano lessons well into her 80's, frequently seen at local flea markets and in her garden. An avid reader she collected books and was the author & publisher of two children's books.

Surviving are her loving children Thomas (Brigid) Hayes; Nancy (James) Cifelli and Patricia (William) Cultrara all of Batavia; brother-in-law Robert Lang of East Pembroke. 10 grandchildren Lori (Kevin) Horkey, Alicia (Steve) Fitzsimmons, Chris (Paul) VanSickle, Brandi, Caitlin, Thomas, Shelby & Jamie Hayes, Kirsten & Julie Cultrara; 6 great-grandchildren, special niece Dorothy (Chuck) Kellog along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Sunday June 27, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers 9:00 AM Monday June 28 will be followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in her honor are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020 or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ For more service information please contact Michael at (585)343-7500


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