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Batavia ~ Margaret "Peggi" Grogan Friedman, age 59, of Bank Street, passed away Friday evening (March 25, 2016) at Rochester General Hospital with her loving family at her side.

     She was born September 11, 1956 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Joseph William and Martha Bliss Grogan.

     She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, an avid reader, crossword puzzle enthusiast and had a deep love and appreciation for animals, especially song birds.

     Peggi is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Friedman and Suzanna Friedman; her significant other, Lynn Baker; her siblings, Patti Grogan, Maggi (Doug) Royle, Suzi (Brian) deBruijn, Kati (Bob) Baker and Kelli Grogan Brown, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Wednesday, Mar. 30 at 6:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, 300 E. Main Street, where a reception will immediately follow for a time of sharing memories with Peggi's family.

     Memorials are suggested to either the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia or to the Lupus Foundation of America.

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

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

suebrick.jpg Susan L. (Colwell) Brick, age 70, of Corfu passed away peacefully on Saturday March 26, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born on April 23, 1945, the daughter of Marion and the late William Colwell.

Mrs. Brick was a prior owner of numerous craft stores throughout Western New York, past president of the Niagara Frontier Craftsmen.  Having many interest in crafts, baking, gardening and friends. Sue’s true joy in life came from her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William N. Brick; daughters Kim (Mark) Hutton and  Shelly (John) Gloss; sons Lonnie (Terri) Brick, Jerry (Mary Beth) Brick and Christopher (Lauryn) Brick; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister of Kay (late Joseph) Helfrich, Donna Kroh and William (Cheryl) Colwell along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Family will be present on Tuesday March 29, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 30th at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish located at 8656 Church St. East Pembroke, NY 14056. She will be laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish P.O. Box 278
Corfu, NY 14036 or St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy 325 Walden Ave. Buffalo, NY 14211. 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

Laura Jane Fauth, 74, of Corfu, passed at her home, Tuesday (March 22, 2016) with her family by her side.

Laura was born on July 20, 1941, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Winifred and Esther (Commander) Fisher. She was a Darien Telephone Company operator and a beautician. Laura was a Life member of the Corfu Fire Department and a member of the Auxiliary. She was active in many different community organizations over the years.

Laura loved to go camping and boating with her family. Laura was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 57 years, Edward G. Fauth Jr.; dear children, Susan Fauth-Reckahn and Edward (Patricia) Fauth; precious grandchildren, Ben Reckahn, Glenn Reckahn, Megan (Justin) Benedict, Scott Fauth and Alex Fauth; one great grandchild, Jackson Benedict and three sisters, Mary Joy Toal, Winnie Ball and Sylvia Johnson. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation and remembrance on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pembroke Community Center (Corfu Fire Hall) 116 East Main Street, Corfu.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu Volunteer Fire Department, 116 E. Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu.

flowers.jpg  Eva F. Hamers, age 71, of Batavia passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.  She was the daughter of the late Archie and Jennette Hamers of Lancaster. Eva was predeceased by sister Beverly Crego of Amherst.

She is survived by sisters; Cora Sroka (Jerry) of Marilla and Janice Dawne (Howard) of Batavia; brothers Ron Gardner (Sandie) of Florida and Charles Hamers of Texas; surviving children include Michael Durkee, Charles(Sonya) Durkee , Jonathan (Marjorie) Hamers, daughters Mary (Bret) Jones and Wendy Davis. She has 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

Eva worked several jobs throughout her life including Mallory Timers, Attica State Prison as a seamstress for the Officers’ uniforms, Darien Knitting Mill, and until her passing at Home Depot in Batavia.  Eva enjoyed baking, sewing, arts and crafts and decorating for every holiday possible. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday March 28, 2016 from 4:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be private for family only. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the SPCA in Batavia to honor her love of animals, 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 http://www.vol4animals.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.

rzack.jpgRITA M. ZACK

Age 90, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday March 20, 2016 at Medina Memorial Hospital. She was born October 29, 1925 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Edward J. and Cecelia (Hughes) Hinkson also preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Zack whom she married June 8, 1946; son, Michael Zack in 2003; brothers, Bernard, James and Robert Hinkson; sister, Margaret "Mickey" Yasses and her dog, Buddy. 

Rita was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Church), she worked at GTE Sylvania for 21 years where she was a union steward and secretary, she also worked 10 years for Eastman Kodak Co. A life member and past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #1602 in Batavia. 

Surviving are her beloved granddaughters, Crystal (Shane) Leddon of Batavia, Michelle (Phillip Sage) Clor of Batavia and Elizabeth (Joseph) Vallese of Oakfield; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Macy Clor & Langdon Sage, Anthony & Andrew Vallese, Mason & Brooke Leddon; brother-in-law, Edwin Yasses of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.  

Rita's family will be present from 3 - 7pm on Monday March 28, 2016 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers will be recited 9:30am Tuesday March 29 followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Road Batavia, New York 14020. 

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 RITA M. ZACK IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKSI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020

 

mrs._nanni.jpgMARIAN F. NANNI

Age 91, of Oakfield, died peacefully Tuesday March 22, 2016 at Rochester General Hospital, her family at her side. She was born on November 8, 1924 in Attica, NY, daughter of the late Nicholas and Lydia (Eichenberger) Bartholomew also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edmond Nanni; daughter, Christine Allen; siblings, Frank and Joseph Bartholomew and Marguerite Nanni. 

Mrs. Nanni was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield, an avid golfer, enjoyed reading, her computer and Facebook. A true "sports fanatic", she loved to watch professional golf, the Buffalo Bills and closely followed the Syracuse University basketball team. Marian's true joy in life came from her family, especially her children and grandchildren. 

Surviving are her children, Gary (Laurie) Nanni and Jamie (Gary) DiSalvo all of Oakfield; grandchildren, Lynn (Nick) Gehlert, Angus Abrams, Jennifer (Pete) Shaffer, Michelle and Christopher Nanni, Matthew (Jessica) DiSalvo, Christy (fiance, Daniel Campbell) DiSalvo, Kaeleigh, Nicole and Nathaniel DiSalvo, Mark (Kathy) Allen, Kevin (Kristie) Allen; great-grandchildren, Jake Gehlert, Levi DiSalvo, Addison, Emily & Chase Allen; son-in-law, David (Carol) Allen of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 3 - 9pm on Tuesday March 29, 2016 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 Wednesday March 30 followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial St. Padre Pio Parish (St. Cecelia's Site). She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Edmond   in the church cemetery and memorials in her memory can be made to the Oakfield Volunteer Fire Department 20 Albert Street Oakfield, NY or the Haxton Memorial Library 3 North Pearl Street Oakfield, NY 14125. 

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

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

sky.jpg  Allen C. Jones, age 74, of Perry passed away on Thursday March 24, 2016 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw surrounded by his family.  Allen was born in Hume, New York on December 3, 1941 a son of the late Francis and Myrtle Mae (Stevens) Jones.  Allen was a welder for the former O & K Trojan in Batavia.

He is survived by his wife Wanda L. (Shetler) Jones whom he married in 1962; a daughter Peggy A. Jones of Perry;  3 sons  Ronald A. Jones of Curriers, Randy (Linda) Jones of Dallas, GA. And Gary M. (Dawn) Jones of Warsaw; sister Naoma (Kirk) Hill of Niagara Falls, CA.;  4 brothers Norm (Betty) Jones of Pike, Doug (Lucia LaFrance) Jones of Perry, Stan Jones of Perry and Steve Jones of Leicester; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2:00PM-3:00PM on Saturday March 26, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  A 3:00PM Celebration of Life will follow visitation on Saturday March 26th at the Funeral Home.

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.

Corfu - Catherine Mildred Peterson (nee Hoyt) passed away Tuesday (March 22, 2016) at Genesee County Nursing Home surrounded by her family.
 
Mildred (Milly) was born in Medina, NY on Aug. 20, 1924 to the late James and Catherine (nee Gallagher) Hoyt. She married the late Alvin John Peterson of Corfu, NY on July 27, 1946. She was the sister of the late Marie Jeanette Buchholz, Loretta Vickland, Doris Rand, and Paul Smith.

Milly was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. She worked at Bell Aircraft prior to her marriage. She spent her married life raising her family. She lost her son, Gary Lawrence Peterson, in February 1975 due to a fatal car crash.

Milly is survived and will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Marla (Daniel) Paterson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kathleen (William) O’Shea of Corfu. She was blessed with six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Milly is also survived by a sister-in-law, Irene (Andrew) Staebell and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to calling hours Friday, March 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary on Saturday March 26 at 10 a.m.
 

covell.jpg Donald R. Covell, age 75, of Perry passed away on Saturday March 19, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Donald was born in Valhalla, New York on July 27, 1940 a son of the late Charles William and Marjorie (Shove) Covell.

Don served with the US Air Force. He was a 1958 graduate of Columbia High School and went on to SUNY Brockport for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Health and Physical Education, later completing advanced degrees in school administration at University at Albany. Don began his teaching and coaching career at Churchville-Chili High School, moving in 1970 to Scotia-Glenville, where he became that district’s first Drug and Health Education Coordinator and, later, Assistant High School Principal. In 1979, Don moved to Trumansburg, where he enjoyed 10 years as High School Principal, before becoming assistant superintendent of the Vestal Central School District. Continuing to progress up the administrative ladder, Don first became superintendent of schools in Mt. Markham, then returned to western New York in 1992, spending the rest of his full-time career as superintendent of the Livonia Central School District. Although he officially retired in 1997, Don was believed he had more to contribute to the field of educational administration. Thus in his retirement, he enjoyed numerous interim positions as principal and superintendent in Perry, Dansville, Geneseo. Alexander, and Warsaw Central School districts. Throughout his “retirement,” Don served as visiting assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration at The College at Brockport, and was proud to spend several years as chair of that department. In 2011, he returned to the K-12 field as superintendent of the Keshequa Central School District, from which he retired in 2014. A Masters level track and field athlete, Don competed in the Empire State Games, medaling in discus and shot put. With his wife, Sarah, Don bred Smooth Fox Terriers under the Foxcove kennel name and was a longtime member of the American Fox Terrier Club where he served on the Board of Governors until his death. He was proud to help found and serve as first president of the Lake Effect Fox Terrier Club of Western New York. In addition, Don was a former Rotarian (Trumansburg), member of the Trumansburg American Legion, and former member of the Silver Lake Country Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved camping, gardening, bird watching, golfing and being outdoors. He had a glorious bass baritone voice and sang in many church choirs during his younger years.

He is survived by his wife; Sarah (Perkins) Covell whom he married on March 14, 2000; a daughter Michelle Strenk of Scotia; sons Scott (Christine) Covell of Fairport and Tom (Cheryl) Covell of Trumansburg; step-daughter Keturah (Vincent Reedhead) Bosarge of Perry; step-son Adrian (Jessica) Bosarge of Lockport; sisters Lucy Ortega of Cedar Rapids, IA and Sue (Russell) Arelian of Sand Lake NY; brother Charles (Carolyn) Covell of Calcium NY; 10 grandchildren, Matthew and Tyler Strenk, Sam, Nick and McKenzie Covell, Josephine, Lillian, Sydney and Molly Covell and Gideon Bosarge, along with many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to acknowledge the medical team of Strong Memorial Hospital’s 8-3400 unit for their untiring care and compassion. He knew he was in the best of hands and hearts, and for that we are profoundly grateful. Family and friends may call from 1:00-2:00PM on Sunday April 3, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. A Celebration of Life will follow visitation at 2:00PM on Sunday April 3rd at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Fox Terrier Club Rescue Fund, c/o Susan Hogan, Treasurer, 133 Weston Rd., Plainfield CT 06374. 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.

Basom - Pauline R. Covert, 103, of Basom, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, (March 22, 2016) at Medina Memorial Hospital, in Medina.

Mrs. Covert was born December 20, 1912 in Shelby Center, a daughter of the late Arthur James and Cora Bell (Parsons) Johnston.  Predeceased in death by her sisters Bernice Hewitt and Hildred Ehrens. 

Pauline’s beloved husband, Orson Covert passed away on April 24th, 1996.  The couple began their 62 year journey of wedded bliss in March of 1934.  Their devotion to one another was steadfast, as reflected in Pauline’s account of how she and Orson wrote letters to one another, every single day while Orson was stationed overseas during WWII.

Both Pauline and Orson were baptized by immersion at the Oakfield-Alabama Baptist Church close to the time they had become married.  When they settled their home in Basom, it was decided they would attend their neighboring church, Basom United Methodist until its closure, which took Pauline to Alabama United Methodist where she worshiped regularly for the past several years. 

Pauline is survived by a niece, Gail (David) Clarke of Rochester and Florida as well as many neighbors and friends, all of which will hold her memory dear.

Pauline enjoyed entertaining friends that would “call on her” later in life, with animated narratives of her 103 years of adventures and experiences.

As a young child, Pauline vividly described the excitement that ensued in the Town of Shelby neighborhood where she grew up, when the New York State Troopers would pass through on horseback, patrolling every few months (circa 1920).

Her most endeared topic of recollection was that of she and Orson’s passion for dancing.  Especially entertaining were the stories of frequenting barn dances, early on during the days of prohibition and then later becoming steady customers at the Indian Falls Hotel, where they would dance the night away.  She chuckled while reliving how friends all piled into old roadsters, the women typically relegated to the rumble seat, even in the dead of winter, keeping themselves warm by hunkering down underneath heavy Buffalo Blankets.  A favorite memory was of how she and Orson “dressed to the nines” to attend a ball where Guy Lombardo was the bandleader.

Friends may call on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where Pauline’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alabama United Methodist Church, 1392 Church Street, Basom, NY  14013.  Burial will be in Millville Cemetery, Medina.  Please light a candle, share a story, or leave a condolence at www.burdettandsanford.com.

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