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KENNETH B. BARLOW

Age 78, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday evening May 10, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1938 in Warsaw, NY. 

Mr. Barlow was an electrician at the former Dohler-Jarvis and was retired from the Eastman Kodak, Co. and a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. 

Surviving is his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara (Dombrowski) Barlow of Batavia; loving daughters, Robyn (late Jeffry) Falcone and Lisa Gray both of Batavia; 5 grandchildren, Casey Gray, Brooke (Kevin) Kuszlyk, Benji Gray, Ashley Falcone and Tessa Cerefin. 

Please join the Barlow family 10:00am Saturday May 14 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site) to celebrate Ken's Mass of Christian Burial, he will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Joseph's Church 303 East Main Street or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

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

THE FAMILY OF KENNETH B. BARLOW IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

shreder.jpg Barbara Jean Priest Shreder, 87, of Attica, went to her heavenly reward on Monday May 9, 2016. She was born in Dannemora, NY on May 29, 1928 to the late Charles and Jean (Stewart) Priest and is the sister of the late Robert Priest. “Babe” was the loving wife of Robert “Peanuts” Shreder for 63 years.

She was the devoted mother of Paula (late Norman) Jones of Java Center, Raymond (Marianne) Shreder of Henderson, NV, Patricia (John) Ryan of Bennington, Joanne (Walter) Robinson of Attica and special godson Joseph Reynolds of Buffalo.  Also surviving are beloved grandchildren; Robert “Bo” Shreder, Denley and Lewis Ryan, Ruth Robinson and step grandsons John and Joey Lanuti, along with many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shreder was a First grade teacher for 25 years at St. Vincent De Paul School in Attica where she was presented with the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo “Teacher of the Year” Award in 1990 by Bishop Head. A published author, she was recognized as a ‘Poet of the Year’ in 1987 and received the US Golden Poet Award in 1989. Aside from her love for Shakespeare, Poe and all things Sinatra, she enjoyed animals, especially cats and dogs and in particular her Dachshund “Worm”.  Her hobbies included baking, gardening, needlework, shopping and decorating for the Holidays.   

Sunset and Evening Star

One Clear Call for Me

Let There Be No Moaning at the Bar

When I Push Out to Sea

             By Barbara Priest Shreder

There will be no prior calling hours. A 1:00PM Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday May 29, 2016 at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, New York 14011. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Wyoming County SPCA http://www.wyomingcountyspca.org/info/donate 808 Creek Road, Attica or the Attica Fire Dept. 11 Water St. Attica in her honor.  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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

the_blessed_mother.jpg Nancy R. Ficarella, 91, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.  She was born on April 10, 1925 in Batavia to the late Louis and Rosalie (Cardinelli) Columbo.  In addition to her parents, Nancy is predeceased by 10 siblings.

Nancy was very active in local organizations. She was a member of the PTA in the Batavia School District, the Band Boosters, City Charter Committee and City Youth Bureau in Batavia. She loved to read, made amazing Christmas cookies and above all else, loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Samuel J. Ficarella of Batavia; sons William (Erin) Ficarella and James (Kimberly) Ficarella both of Batavia; step daughter Cherie (Raymond) Myers of GA; 5 grandchildren, Amanda (Thomas) Coggiola, Michael (Natalie) Ficarella, Samantha (Zachary) Alwardt, Nicole (fiancé Shawn Easton) Ficarella and Jason (Elise) Myers; 7 great grandchildren, Benjamin and Lily Coggiola, Vincent Ficarella, Bryson Alwardt, Jacob Coggiola, Anthony Ficarella and Collins Myers, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday May 13, 2016 from 5:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home at 11:30AM on Saturday the 14th prior to a 12:00PM Mass of Christian Burial that will be held at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memory Unit Activities Fund at the Genesee County Nursing Home 278 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

A Celebration of Life for the late Carla J. Wright will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Alexander Recreation Hall. It is located on Route 98 in Alexander (ZIP 14005).

Memorials may be made to the family.

East Bethany - Mary Frances Pietrzykowski, 85, of East Bethany, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Wyoming County Community Hospital, in Warsaw.

Mrs. Pietrzykowski was born January 19, 1931 in Batavia, a daughter of the late James and Mary Jane Sullivan Tibbs.

A member of Mary Immaculate Parish, she was a member of the altar and rosary society of the church. A member of the Lioness Club, the Falconettes, the Cookie Cutter Collectible Club, the Gadabouts and she was one of the original members of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She volunteered many hours at the Richmond Memorial Library and was honored as the volunteer of the year.

Above all else, she loved being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Edward F.  Pietrzykowski, Sr., passed away on May 1, 1988.

She is survived by her children, Patrick (Barbara) Pietrzykowski of East Bethany,  Patricia (Stephen P. Milinovich) St. Louis of Gambrills, Maryland,  Margaret "Peg" (Robert) Gorecki of Batavia, Edward "Chico" (Mary) Pietrzykowski, Jr. of East Bethany, the late Daniel (Lori) Pietrzykowski of Churchville, Dennis Pietrzykowski of East Bethany and Francis "Bummer" (Gretchen) Pietrzykowski of East Bethany; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law,  Elaine Tibbs of Batavia and  Millie Annis of West Virginia;  and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is the sister of the late Margaret, Joseph and James Tibbs, Katherine Davis and Mary Jane Annis.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at Mary Immaculate Parish - Immaculate Conception Site, 5865 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Friends of Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, New York 14054. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Winter Haven, FL ~ Ann E. Pursel, age 76, formerly of LeRoy, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida, after an extended illness.

     She was born August 16, 1939 in Batavia, N.Y., a daughter of the late Vernon Pursel and Josephine DeMars.

     Ann worked many years for the Bank of LeRoy and R G & E prior to her retirement.  She loved to bake and was an avid animal lover.

     She is survived by her sister; Arlene (late Raymond) Mancuso of LeRoy; brother, Donald (Marilyn) Pursel of LeRoy; along with many nieces, nephews, dear friends and her feline companion, Elle.  Special thanks to her "Florida family", Gloria and Joe Avino and Eldora Lyttle for all their love, friendship and care that they provided to Ann.

     She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret (Walter) Churchfield and her brothers, Joseph (Joan) Garrow, Robert (Betty) Pursel and Richard (Barbara) Pursel.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, May 14 from 2 ~ 4 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 4 PM.

     Memorials are suggested to either Volunteers for Animals or Genesee Cancer Assistance.

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

     Ms. Pursel and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

gt2.jpgGERALD J. TOMASZEWSKI, SR.

Age 76, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday May 6, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born September 16, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Wozniak) Tomaszewski; also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosemary (Stack) Tomaszewski and sister, Dorothy Argulski. 

Gerry was an owner/operator for many years with his partners of R.R. Gamble in Batavia which was the Budweiser distributorship in the area and was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. He was always a "farmer at heart", he enjoyed gardening, raising sheep and being on his tractors. Gerry enjoyed the family cottage on Moon Lake and spending time with his children, grandchildren and his dogs. 

Surviving are his children, Sharon (John) Newton of Batavia, Gerald J. (Alfred McGugin) Tomaszewski, Jr. of Washington, DC and Robert Tomaszewski of Batavia; sister, Carol (Harry) McCurn of Chili; sister-in-law, Eleanor Breen of Webster; brother-in-law, Robert (Kris) Stack of Pembroke; grandchildren, Nicholas and Alex Newton, Benjamin Tomaszewski along with many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present from 5-9PM on Tuesday May 10 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, where prayers will be recited Wednesday May 11 at 10:30AM followed by a 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). He will be laid to rest alongside his wife in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to St. Joseph's School 2 Summit Street Batavia. 

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

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

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Oakfield - William J. Boland, Jr., 81, of Oakfield, a music teacher at Oakfield - Alabama School, for 33 years prior to his retirement in 1992, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Boland was born May 22, 1934 in Rochester, a son of the late William J. (Sr.) and Gladys (Monk) Boland.

He served in Korea with the US Army from 1957 through 1958.  He is described as a "Loving Family Man", and enjoyed playing golf and traveling. 

He was a lover of history and spoke on the Civil War on many occasions.  He participated in the Folk Mass at St. Mary's Church, judged at the All County Music Festival, was a NYSSMA Judge and member of the Genesee County Judging Association.  He received the "Band Director of the Year” award by the Rochester Philharmonic.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne (Meerholz) Boland, whom he married on January 19, 1957; 4 daughters, Susan Boland of LeRoy, Kathleen (Todd) Swigert of Victor, Donna Boland Christman of LeRoy, and Amy (Dean) Joslyn of Oakfield; 6 grandchildren, Ronald Christman, Jr., William J. Christman, Gerald Christman, Katrina (John) Joslyn Gerber , Kaley Swigert and Kyle Swigert; a sister-in-law, Margaret Boland of Rochester; a niece, Pat Banks of SC and a great-nephew, Steven Banks of SC;

He was the brother of the late Joseph William Boland and Arthur James Boland.  

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, where services will be at 11 am Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Florence E. Fryer, 95, of Batavia, died Friday (May 6, 2016) at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

Florence was born October 25, 1920 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Floyd and Mary (Marshall) Lee.

Florence was a member of Resurrection Parish, a soda fountain worker at the 5 and 10 Store in Batavia and enjoyed crocheting.  She loved her family dearly and lived her life to the fullest.

During her time at the Genesee County Nursing Home, Florence loved the people who were there and the feeling was mutual with her.  

Florence's family is very grateful for the care, love and support the staff at the Genesee County Nursing Home showed their mother.

Survivors include her children, James (Carol Ann Cinquino) Fryer, Sandra Della Penna, Robert (Elizabeth) Fryer and David (Sue) Fryer, all of Batavia; a son-in-law, Tony Kasmarek of Batavia; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Fryer of Campbell, PA; a brother-in-law, Clarence Bolas of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Donna Lee of LeRoy; twenty-four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Florence is predeceased by her husband, Irving Fryer; son, Irving Fryer; grandson, John Fryer; daughters, Gloria Dilcher and Geraldine Kasmarek and son-in-law, Nick Della Penna.  She is a sister of the late Floyd Lee, Thomas Lee, Lucy Altman, Rita Newark, Dorothy Bolas and Regina Tallman.  

Calling hours are Monday (May 9) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday (May 10) at 11:30 a.m., followed by Florence’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be Tuesday (May 10) at 12:00 p.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.  

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

sulky.jpgGERALD D. "BEAR" KEENE

Age 72, of Batavia, died Thursday May 5, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 12, 1944 in Corfu, NY a son of the late John and Josephine (Kurkowiak) Keene, also preceded in death by a daughter, Claudia Mohr-Klein; siblings, James and Edward Keene, Pauline "Nina" Lawrence and Elizabeth "Molly" Minick. 

Bear attended Alexander Central School, he was a horse trainer at many of the area Harness tracks namely Batavia and Buffalo, he enjoyed farming and was always there for his children. 

Surviving is his loving wife of 40 years, Sharon (Mast) Keene of Batavia; children, Jennifer Mohr, Clifford Keene and Stacy Keene all of Batavia; brother, Daniel (Pat) Keene of Attica; sister-in-law, Molly Keene of Cowlesville along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 1-3pm Tuesday May 10 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will immediately follow, memorials in his memory are suggested to the family. 

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

THE FAMILY OF GERALD D. "BEAR" KEENE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

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