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Batavia - Celia C. Ratulowski, 97, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday (August 23, 2016) at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

Celia was born November 11, 1918 in Forks, NY, a daughter of the late Anthony and Gladys (Sulinski) Slominski.

A member of Resurrection Parish, Celia enjoyed bingo, cooking, word searches and bicycling.  She will be remembered for baking her excellent pies.  Celia was a press operator at R.E. Chapin Manufacturing in Batavia.

Survivors include her children, Gloria (the late Monty) Andrews and Ronald (Kathy) Ratulowski, both of Batavia; two sisters, Regina Hovey of East Pembroke and Irene Yourkovic of Florida and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.

Celia is the wife of the late Aloysius C. Ratulowski and mother of the late Jean Metz.  She is a sister of the late Anthony Slominski, Stanley Slominski, Pearl Tatko, Rita Boring, Wanda Tempio and Helen Best.  

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 9:00 a.m. followed by Celia’s Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.  

Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Celia’s memory at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

Michelle G. Robb, 58, of Corfu passed away on Monday August 22, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on November 14, 1957 in Buffalo to the late James and Audrey (Ashburn) Little.     

Michelle enjoyed country music, watching Ghost Hunters and especially spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Robb of Corfu; step-children Jennifer (Jason) Waldron of Batavia and Christopher (Meg) Robb of Charleston, SC; siblings Dawn Mango, Colleen Little and James (Rolinda) Little; 5 step grandchildren Jacob, Meghan and Madison Swiatowy,  Austin and Landon Robb; 1 great grandson Bryson Swiatowy along with several nieces and nephews.                           

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday August 24, 2016 from 7:00-9:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Thursday August 25, 2016 at Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke where she will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans https://www.dav.org/.  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, New York 14020.

 

 

carnation_2.jpgNancy J. Johnson, 75 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Sunday (August 21, 2016) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarence, NY. 

She was born December of 1940 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Jack and Gladys Rogers Balduf. 

Nancy was a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Akron prior to her retirement. 

Survivors include her three children, Sue (Scott) Bates, JoAnn (Dave) Stahli and John Falker.Grandchildren, Ted (Beth) Getman, Dan Getman, Melanie (Rob) Tumminello, Hillary Bates (Kyle Paille) and John and Jack Falker. Also survived by 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Karen King and JoAnne (Paul) Tenney and many nieces and nephews. 

She was the sister of the late Robert Balduf and Barbara Meyer. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

 

worthington.jpgBetty J. Worthington, 71 of Batavia, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday August 20, 2016 at Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. She was born May 16, 1945 in Robinson, PA to to the late David (Freda Johns) Little. She is preceded in death by a grandson Justin Jacobs.

Mrs. Worthington owned Betty’s Ceramics where she not only sold ceramics but taught classes as well. She enjoyed country music, canning, cooking, baking, and traveling especially long rides in the country. Betty loved spending time with her family.  

She is survived by her beloved husband John S. Worthington of Batavia; daughters Winifred (Scott) Gildner of Alexander; Anna (Ray) Patnode of Batavia; Patty Jacobs of Alexander; son Ken (Bonnie) Worthington of FL; siblings Mary Graham, Winnie Wawrzyniak, David (Chiquita) Little all of Batavia; Paul (Linda) Little of Elba; Patty Little of Batavia; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 23, 2016 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at the Funeral Home.She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 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 Street Batavia, New York 14020.

lawall_josephine_-_photo.jpgJosephine J. Lawall, 93 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday (August 20, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born March 19, 1923, in Boston, NY, a daughter of the late Martin and Anna Zymowski Jagusiak.

Josephine was employed by Mallory Timers in Warsaw, NY prior to her retirement. She was also a waitress for the Glen Iris Inn in Letchworth State Park and at one time along with her husband operated a popcorn concession stand at the former Boulder Park in Indian Falls, NY. Josephine enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting, dancing, gardening and cooking.

She was the wife of the late Norman J. Lawall who died in 1978 and sister of the late Evelyn Balcerzak, Florence Stalica, Anthony Jagusiak, Chester Jagusiak, Sophie Grzybek and Clara Puzan.

Survivors include one sister, Irene Lewandowski of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (August 24th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 11:00am at Ascension Parish (corner of Swan and Sumner Streets.). Burial will be in Warsaw Cemetery, Warsaw, NY.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made in the form of Mass Offerings. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

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

 

 

 

LeRoy ~ Francesco A. "Frank" Antinoro, age 91, of Lake Street, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (August 18, 2016) surrounded by his loving family, at United Memorial Medical Center.

     He was born June 24, 1925 in Cianciana, Sicily, a son of the late Antonino and Maria Assunta Condissa Antinoro.

     Before coming to America in 1960 with his family, he served in the Italian military.  As a youth, he developed a passion for gardening, he brought that passion to America.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He always spoke of his homeland of Sicily, which was forever instilled in his heart.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Filippa Costa Antinoro; children, Maria Sue (Sam) DeFazio, Elisabetta "Lee" Antinoro-O'Gee (Mark) of LeRoy and Antonino Antinoro of Fairport; grandchildren, Rob (Emily) DeFazio, Annemarie (Sean) Mulkeen, Sam (Brighan) DeFazio, Lisa (Curtis) Hampton, Frank Antinoro, Carly (Josh) Antinoro, Dan O'Gee, Mark (Mayumi) O'Gee and Kristin O'Gee; 11 Great-Grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank & Rose Ciliberto, Roxy & Josephine Ferrara, Paul Costa, Joe & Kathy Costa, Bruno & Lee DeFazio, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Frank and Elisabetta Costa and his granddaughter, Amanda Antinoro.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, August 22 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19).  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the LeRoy Ambulance Service, the donor's choice or as mass intentions.

     Your memories and condolences may be share with Mr. Antinoro's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com

harris1.jpg Betty R. Harris, 77, of Oakfield passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at her home. She was born July 21, 1939 in Batavia to the late Joseph (Mary) Ruffino. Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her son Scott Harris; brothers Harry, Larry and Anthony; sisters Laura Spadacino and Sarah Ficarella.

Mrs. Harris was a woman of faith as a member of St Padre Pio in Oakfied and the former St. Anthony's in Batavia. She is retired from Comstock foods, Strippit and was a beloved “lunch lady” at Batavia Middle School.  Betty was a long time member of the OOYC. She was a devoted wife, mother, Noni, and great-Noni. Family was everything to her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Jack M. Harris of Oakfield; daughters Suzanne (Tim) Schultz of Oakfield; Pamela (Ron) Bordinaro of Batavia; Jacqueline Cole of Oakfield; daughter-in-law Karen Harris of Oakfield; sister-in-law Connie (Loren) Clark of Batavia; 13 grandchildren Rochelle (Grant) Matla, Ashley (Ryan) Torchia, Nicholas (Nina) Harris, Kyle (Kim) Hunt, Jillian (Brett) Jasinski, Corey Harris, Bronson Cole, Mckenzie Harris, Casey Cole, Evan Cole, Harmony Bordinaro, Ryan (Danielle) Schultz and Joshua Schultz; 7 great-grandchildren Liam, Jackson, George, Isabella, Kaysen, Tanner and Zane, along with many nieces and nephews.   

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Boaters Against Cancer C/O David Bentley 1086 Norway Road Kendall, NY 14476. 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, New York 14020.

Bergen - Howard A. Janas, 91, of Bergen, passed away Tuesday, (August 16, 2016) at New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia, following a brief illness.

Mr. Janas was born June 20, 1925 in Garfield, NJ, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Wutsch) Janas.

Howard served his country honorably during World War II with the Marine Corps.  He was a member of the Bergen United Methodist Church and the Bergen Fire Department.  He worked for Gerber Foods for 30 years, followed by 15 years at Wegmans, both in Rochester. 

He is the husband of the late Mary J. (Pratt) Janas who passed away in 2008.

Mr. Janas is survived by his children, Duane Janas of Bergen, Dale (Laura) Janas of Clifton Springs, Dianne (Bob) Van Dunk of GA, and Karen Janas of Bergen; grandchildren, Scott (Sarah) Janas of Clifton Springs, Sarah (Jason) Nackley of NC, and Dennis (Jennifer Kane) Janas of Chili; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Harper Janas, Keeley and Emerson Nackley.

Along with his wife, Howard is preceded in death by his twin brother, Frank as well as his sister, Jan Perrine.

Family and Friends may call on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen.  Howard’s Funeral Service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 S. Lake St., Bergen.  He will be laid to rest beside his wife in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bergen United Methodist Church, PO Box 216, Bergen, NY 14416 or the Bergen Fire Department, PO Box 248, Bergen, NY 14416.

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

Batavia - Brian C. Morasco, 57, of Batavia, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. Brian was currently fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Morasco was born June 2, 1959 in Batavia, a son of the late Michael and Margaret Ann McCann Morasco.

An avid fisherman, Brian took great pride in his lawn and enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his garage. His family meant everything to him and Brian loved being with his sons and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Teressa M. DeFazio Morasco, whom he married June 5, 1982; two sons, Christopher (Nicole) Morasco and Matthew (Stephanie) Morasco, both of Batavia; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Anna and Ryan Morasco; his sister, Pat (Ken) Roblee of Corfu; three brothers, Michael Morasco. Vincent Morasco and Rev. James (Martha) Morasco, all of Batavia; along with several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, P.O. Box 704 Rochester, New York 14642. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Brian’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Bergen ~ Alissa A. Fodge, age 26, of W. Bergen Road, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2016.

     She was born November 17, 1989 in Rochester, a daughter of Thomas Fodge and Paula Troger Olds.

     Alissa will be remembered as a very kind and fun loving person, who opened her heart to many.  She was a LeRoy High School graduate, where she had a love for and participated in many sports.  She also had a deep love for her family, especially her son, Aiden.

     In addition to her son Aiden Gorecki-Fodge, she is survived by her parents, Thomas Fodge (Sue Bentley) of Bergen, her mother, Paula (Cliff) Olds of Brockport; her sister, Stephanie Fodge of Bergen, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends may call on Friday from 1 ~ 4 PM and 6 ~ 9 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Services and interment will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to establish an education fund for Aiden c/o Paula Olds, 20 Tudor Rd., Brockport, NY 14420.

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

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

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