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Batavia – Miss Esther Thom, of Batavia, a secretary at Monroe Palburn, Inc. in West Seneca prior to her retirement, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Miss Thom was born in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Werner) Thom.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Batavia and a 1934 Graduate of Batavia High School.

She is survived by her niece, Jackie Digons of Mattituck; 3 great-nephews, Peter Digons of Charlotte, NC, Eric Digons of North Easton, MA and Luke Digons of Brookline, MA and 1 great-niece, Leigh Digons of NY, NY. 

She was the sister of the late Joseph Thom, Edward Thom, Margaret Thom, Cecelia Wasnick, Theresa Thom and Florence Thom.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 East Main St., Batavia, where services will follow at 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite #6, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.  Private burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

camoflag.jpg Paul R. Janes, 78, of Attica passed away on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the Garden View Senior Center in LeRoy surrounded by his family and caregivers.  He was born on October 27, 1937 in Warsaw to the late Ralph and Lois (Standish) Janes. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary (Kirby) Janes.

Paul attended Canisius College prior to getting married to Mary Kirby on June 10, 1961. He was a member of the United States Army Reserves from 1960-1965 and also belonged to Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish in Attica. Paul was a Civil Engineer for 45 years with the New York State Dept. of Transportation and various consulting firms. He was an avid Yankees fan, a Civil War Historian and collector.

Paul is survived by his children; Mark (Cynthia) Janes of Batavia; Michael (Tricia) Janes of Attica; Mary Beth (Keith) Kibler of Attica; Paul Jr. (Kristin) Janes of Attica; Dr. Peter (Margaret) Janes of Cowlesville; siblings Richard “Louie” (Rosie) Janes of Attica; Ralph “Buzz” (Mary Leigh) Janes of Attica; Sharon (Donald) Williams of Texas; Stephen (Carrie) Janes of Batavia; grandchildren Nadyne (Timothy) McNutt, Sophia, Pierson, Edward, Jack, Briana, Norah, Gabrielle, Henry, Meredith, Natalie and Wesley Janes, Grace, Jacqueline and Elizabeth Kibler and his first great grandchild that is expected in November.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday June 22, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 23, 2016 at St. Joachim & Anne 50 East Avenue Attica, NY 14011. Burial will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Stevens Memorial Library 146 Main St. Attica, NY 14011 or the Attica Booster Club PO Box 192 Attica.  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.

henning.jpg  Marilyn M. Henning, 77, of Stafford passed away on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.  She was born in Perry, NY to the late Carl and Mae (Peet) Earl. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Leland “Lee” W. Henning; brother Raymond Earl; sister Carol Adams and Sue Delplato; mother and father in law Verna and George Henning; brothers in law Edward, George and Robert Henning, Joseph Mogenhan

Marilyn worked for many years at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia.  She was a homemaker, loved gardening, animals and most of all being with her family.

She is survived by her children; Brett Henning of Stafford, Wendy (Dennis) Snell of Alabama, NY, Kim Henning of Stafford; sister Jacqueline Duckworth of Batavia and brother Christopher Earl of Batavia; her two grandchildren Aidan and Maria Snell; in-laws Lewis (Carrie) Henning, Arlene Henning, Joan (Don) Tullar, Linda (Glenn) Northrup, Betty Mogenhan and Shirlene Edwards, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday June 17, 2016 from 2:00-4:00PM & 7:00-9:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 18th at the First Presbyterian Church 300 E. Main St. Batavia. She will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church 300 E. Main St. Batavia. 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 Street Batavia, NY 14020.

 

angel.jpgMallory Ryan McDanel was born with angel wings.  She did not receive them on June 13th 2016 upon her passing; Mallory was a congenital messenger from God. What defines brief? Often, it is said of a novel man or woman that their life spent on this earth was brief, comparing it to the history of life as we know it and eternity after that.  So what would one say about Mallory’s 15 weeks and 6 days?

Pithy, terse, an aphorism. “One Love.” Mallory’s impact lives in the lessons she allowed those who knew her, if only through a computer screen, to auto-didactically process. These lessons are uniquely individualized by everyone, but stem from the purest form of life; the quintessential, non-conventional wisdom of love.

As a symbol of love, an icon of hope, and a denotation of faith, she broke down the fear of our own broken hearts.  She invited people to feel.  Compassion, Empathy, Admiration, Joy, Passion, Acceptance, Blessedness, Sympathy, Freedom, Peace; Mallory allowed all who knew her story to explore emotion rooted in love.  All from a hospital bed in Strong Memorial Hospital. The ripple effect started as she dropped into the giant pond of life and moved outward from her parents. The momentum transformed ripples into waves through the dedicated nurses and doctors who cared for her, who instantly saw a peculiar baby girl. It was at this point that it was unstoppable within her grandparents, relatives and family, and broadcasted in mainstream media. It will always be unclear to how many lives Mallory touched.

Born to Ryan Douglas McDanel and Kimmie Hill McDanel of Orchard Street in Perry, NY on February 23rd, 2016, Mallory Ryan McDanel started her journey with a congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. She came into this world with a single ventricle (half of a heart), but grew all of the hearts she touched ten-fold. Her legacy will remain in those hearts with a new zeal to treat every day as a blessing. Her pose of contentedness will serve as a reminder to our own humanness that God’s power is made perfect in weakness. Her smile defeated fear. Her life will be remembered with a message: One Love.

Mallory passed in peace in the arms of her earthy mother and father.  In Jubilation, one could confirm that life is not measured by the amount of breaths one takes, but by the moments that one’s breath is taken away. Her utopia was not what onlookers would consider bliss, but the quantity and quality of love for her was nothing short of a miracle.  She continues to make us all think differently about life and experiential, unconditional love. Her message brought unity by breaking down walls of certainty and created a critical environment to think and feel. Her innocence and her dignity in death will create a place for new life and one love for us all.

She is survived by her loving parents, Ryan and Kimmie McDanel; paternal grandparents Doug and Jackie McDanel; paternal great grandparent Ann McDanel; maternal grandparents Larry and Karlene Hill; paternal uncle and aunt James and Megan Samaniego; paternal cousin Sage Samaniego; paternal aunt Caitlin McDanel; maternal uncle and aunt Josh and Kristin Campbell; maternal cousins Elizabeth and Clayton Campbell.

Meet Mallory at the calling hours to be held Saturday June 18th, 2016, from 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Eaton Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry New York 14530.  There will be an all-inclusive “One Love” Memorial Potluck Dinner Picnic Celebration of Mallory’s life at the Perry Public Park on Saturday June 25th, 2016 in the North Pavilion by the Tennis courts and pond starting at 12:00PM until indefinitely

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Heart Center Research 601 Elmwood Ave Box 631 Rochester, NY 14620. 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.

 

millen_pic_2.jpgGERALD P. MILLEN

Age 81, of Elba, died peacefully Monday June 13, 2016 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born June 22, 1934 in Detroit, MI, a son of the late Rudolph and Clarice (Bondy) Millen; also preceded in death by siblings, Catherine, Mary Ann, Raymond, Francis, Helen, Thomas and Rudolph Millen, Bernice Blinke-Hanlin and  Ruth Blinke. 

Mr. Millen is a United States Air Force Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict and a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba. He worked many years for the federal government as a Quality Assurance Specialist, he was an avid golfer and was a "Member" of the "Coffee Club" at Monachino's Garage in Elba. 

Surviving is his beloved wife of 42 years, Sandra (Myers) Millen of Elba, son, William (Sarah) Millen of Batavia and their children, Samantha & Ryan; son, Mike (Mona) Millen of WI and their children, Karly, Reid & Hollie; daughter, Terry (Jeannie) Millen of WI; brother, Lawrence (Edie) Millen; sister, Clarice Kovala all of Michigan; sisters-in-law, Estelle Sniatkowski and Isabelle Millen both of FL along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 4 - 8PM on Friday June 17 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, where prayers will be recited 9:15AM Saturday June 18 followed by a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba. He will be laid to rest in Millville Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to the church of the Elba Volunteer Fire Department. 

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

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

 

trucking.jpgROGER O. ANDERSON

Age 81, of Batavia, died Tuesday June 14, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 12, 1935 in Middlebury, NY and preceded in death by his sister, Betty Amato.

Mr. Anderson worked for many years as a long haul truck driver. He had a love for Harley Davidson Motorcycles, was an avid bowler, enjoyed camping and truly enjoyed his work as a truck driver.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 25 years, Irene (Oakes) Anderson of Batavia; children, Timothy Anderson of Batavia, Dawn Brinson of Bergen, Vicki Berry of Batavia; step-children, Bernadette (Doug) Smart of Batavia, Sue (Greg) Okussick of GA, Linda (Dennis) Kupka of Albion and Tom (Dani) King of Oakfield; sister, Sue (Ron) Poorman of Waterloo; grandchildren Brandon & Tyler Smart along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and four legged friends, Ginger and Lucky Charm.

The family will be present from 6 - 8PM Thursday June 16 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will begin at 8:00PM, in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY.

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

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

 

 

lfiannaca.jpgLENA M. FIANNACA

Age 91, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday morning June 13, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born July 24, 1924 in Oakfield, NY a daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine (Cina) Pilato, she was preceded in death by beloved husband of 67 years, Salvatore Fiannaca on September 12, 2013. 

Mrs. Fiannaca was retired from NY Telephone where she worked as an operator and repair clerk for 35 years and was an active member and volunteer with the Telephone Pioneers. She was an avid gardener, bowler, sports fan, especially the New York Yankees and a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. Mrs. Fiannaca and her husband spent several years in Scottdale, AZ when they retired and enjoyed travelling the US and abroad. 

Surviving is her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Joe (Rosemary) Fiannaca of Batavia and their children, Joseph (Kristin) Fiannaca of Rochester, Gregory Fiannaca of Batavia and Melissa (AJ) Kasmarek of Stafford; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kathryn & Samantha Fiannaca, Jacob, Kelsey & Andrew Kasmarek; sisters, Frances Pilato and Fee McDermott both of Scottsdale, AZ and Jennie Bianconi of TN, brother-in-law, Jack (Jean) Fiannaca of Rochester along with several nieces and nephews. 

Please join Lena's family to celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial 10:00AM Saturday June 18 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site), she will be laid to rest with her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

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

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

 

MARJORIE V. TRIPP

Age 89, of Bergen, died peacefully Thursday June 9, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born October 16, 1927 in Bergen, NY, a daughter of the late Olin and Florence (Yarnell) Bissell also preceded in death by her husband, Guy Tripp; brother, James Bissell and a sister, Marian Kenner.     

Mrs. Tripp enjoyed country music, playing cards, taking trips and most importantly family and time spent with them. 

Surviving are her loving sons, Gary (Kathryn Sobresky) Tripp and James (Terry) Tripp all of Batavia; grandchildren, James Tripp, Jeremy (Jessica) Tripp, Robert (Mindy Snyder) Tripp, Christopher (Elizabeth) Tripp and Kelly (Will) Smith; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Scott, Shawn, Natalie, Nicholas, Collin, Brooklyn, Liam, Alaina, Amelia & Owen Tripp and Harper Smith; former daughter-in-law, Cindy Tripp of Basom; sister, Kathleen Miller of FL and sister-in-law, Phyllis Bissell of NC along with several nieces and nephews.  

At Mrs. Tripp's request there is no visitation and funeral services will be held privately by her family. She will be buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen and in lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to either, Town of Batavia or East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Departments. 

Please share your words of comfort with the family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

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

 

   

Elba - Shelley R. Hale, 66, of Elba, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at her home in Elba.

Mrs. Hale was born May 26, 1950 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Thomas Fisher Sr. and Helen Ray Fisher.

Shelley was a longtime employee at the Genesee County Daycare Center and ABC Daycare. She enjoyed gardening, reading and knitting. Shelley's pride and joy were her beloved cats, Freaky, Marlon Brando, Grey and Sean Bean.

She is survived by her husband, Robert C.  Hale, whom she married April 1, 1975; her son, Jacob Hale; three brothers, Steve (Mary Kay) Fisher, Brian Fisher and Thomas Fisher, Jr. along with several nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 11 a.m. at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home, 600 Bates Road, Medina.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Shelley have been completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

Byron –Mary Ellen (Lynch) Barnard, 88, of Byron, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Mary was born October 25, 1927 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Judson and Elsie Anderson MacConnell.

She was a member of Byron Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Hesperus Chapter #823 and the Byron Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Mary loved listening to Lawrence Welk, playing cards and sitting on the front porch of her Byron home. She enjoyed playing golf and traveling with her late husband Les, whom she married on July 11, 1980. She traveled extensively including trips to Italy, Spain, India and Hawaii. Mary worked for over 30 years at General Electric in Brockport.

Mary is predeceased by her husband, Lester J.  Barnard, who passed away on April 5, 2013 and her brother, Robert (Jean) MacConnell.

Mary is survived by her sons, Robert (Sue) Lynch of Titusville, Florida and Twilly (Pam Boshart) Lynch of Byron; two grandchildren, Mallory J. (Chris) Scopano of Bergen and Shannon K. Lynch of Port St. John, Florida; two great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Kerri Lynch of Port St. John, Florida; her step-son, Norm (Sharon) Barnard of El Paso, Texas; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law including MaryAnn (Bud) Alexander of Byron and Arlene Boldt, of South Byron. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Her funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Byron Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main, Byron. Private burial will be held at Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Byron Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Byron, New York, Byron Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 326, Byron, New York 14422, Byron Fire Department, P.O. Box 210, Byron, New York 14422 or to South Byron Fire Department, P.O. Box 22, South Byron, New York 14557. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Mary’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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