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risley_onnolee_-_photo.jpgOnnolee D. Risley, 95 of Clarence Center, NY and formerly of Akron, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (May 3, 3016) at her residence.

She was born July 7, 1920 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late B.F. and Ada Harmon Hitchcock.

Onnolee and her late husband were the owners of the former C&E Furniture and Floor Covering Co. in Akron for several years prior to retirement. She enjoyed gardening and square dancing. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Akron and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Claude M. Risley, who died August 12, 2006 and brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her step-daughter, Claudia (Joseph) Twist of Maryland. Grandchildren, Trevor Twist, Kelsey (James Lee Schroeder) Twist Schroeder and Mallory (Michael Patrick Dunn) Twist Dunn. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, Hazel Twist Schroeder and Lillian Joy Schroeder; cousins, nieces, nephews and many close friends.

There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are cordially invited to her Memorial Service on Friday (May 6th), 12:00pm at the Vinecroft Retirement Community, 5945 Vinecroft Dr., Clarence Center, NY 14032. Interment will be held privately in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, NY.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY or to a charity of the donor’s preference. 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.

 

 

blanco.jpg Dannis J. Blanco, 62, of Batavia passed away on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born on June 13, 1953 in Niagara Falls, New York to the late Jose Blanco and Ardella (Earl Tatro) Smith. In addition to his parents, he predeceased by his sister Kathy Dauber.

Dannis worked for many years as a lineman for a cable company. He loved fishing and laws always laughing and joking. He was a free spirit who loved traveling to many places. To his friends and co-workers he was known as “Rhinestone” a Lone Wolf who howled at the moon.

He is survived by 3 daughters; Jamie (Chris) Constantine of PA, Lisa Blanco of Niagara Falls, NY, Tracy (Waylon) Miller also of Niagara Falls; past love Shirley Campbell of Niagara Falls; brothers William Blanco of Niagara Falls, Bronco Blanco of Batavia and Jessie (Bobby) Blanco of N.C.; sisters Gail Carpenter of Batavia, Sandra (Scott) Ohlson of East Bethany, Levine Scroger of N.C and Angela Blanco of Batavia; 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 1 great granddaughter and 1 great grandson along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 10:00-11:00AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will immediately follow his visitation at the Funeral Home.

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.

Lockport - Thomas W. Ellingham, 62, of Lockport, formerly of Batavia, passed away suddenly Monday, (May 2, 2016) at Eastern Niagara Hospital, in Lockport.

Mr. Ellingham was born November 13, 1953 in Batavia, a son of the late William and Frances (Gilliatt) Ellingham.

Tom was an avid football fan, especially the Buffalo Bills and was a former youth soccer coach. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his grandchildren. 

He liked to work with his hands and took pleasure in working on DIY Home Improvement projects.

Surviving are his fiancé, Angel Power of Lockport; his daughters, Kate (Michael) Whitcomb of Fairport, and and Melissa Yannello of Hilton; step children, Michael (Patricia) Power of Boston, Mass., and Shana (Eric) Jensen of Lockport; grandchildren, Andrew and Zack Whitcomb, Lilliana and Gianni Yannello, Griffin and Dahlia Power, Madelyn and Julia Jensen; two sisters, Ann Ellingham of Batavia and Patty (Tom) Kent of Oakfield.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Barbara (late Robert) Hillabush.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, where Tom’s Memorial Service will be held immediately following calling hours at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 20 North Pointe, Suite #130, Amherst, NY 14228.  Burial will take place privately at a later date.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

tree.jpg Charles L. Washburn, 78, of Batavia passed away Tuesday May 3, 2016 at the family home where he was born on November 16, 1937 in Batavia to the late Floyd and Myrtle (Ammoms) Washburn.

He was a former member of the New York National Guard, a long time member at the Calvary Baptist Church and was a tree surgeon for Todd Tree Service in Clarence.

Charles is survived by his loving wife, Marie Washburn of Batavia; 5 step children, Darlene (Kevin) Neuer, Francis Oberer, Michael Oberer, David (Lisa) Oberer and Mark Oberer; 2 sisters Lois and Evelyn; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild along many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 14, 2016 at the Calvary Baptist Church 3515 Galloway Rd. Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church at the address above. 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.

fenton_seth_-_photo.jpgSeth A. Fenton, 52 of Olivet, Michigan and formerly of Akron, NY, passed away unexpectedly, April 29, 2016, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst, NY. 

He was born August 17, 1963 in Batavia, NY, the son of the late Wm. Stanley and Dorothy Fenton. 

Seth was a 1985 graduate of Ithaca College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications. His passion for all things sports was evident from an early age.  While in high school he did play by play for the Akron Tigers. Seth's vocal style matured during his college years working at the college radio station WICB announcing for the Ithaca Bombers.  Seth was an on air personality for multiple radio stations in NY state. While at WCJW ,Warsaw, NY, he won The 1996 NYS Broadcasters Excellence In Broadcasting Award for high school football play by play. 

A fine musician and man of faith, Seth served at St. Michael's Lutheran Church during the 1990's as the adult choir conductor and vacation bible school music director. Moving to Michigan in 1999 he switched career paths using his second love numbers and stats working for Jackson National Life call center as a Senior Business Analyst  from 1999-12. He was currently employed by  Meritain Health in Okemos, Mi. as a Workforce Managenent Analyst. Seth's love for broadcasting never left him. Seth taught as an adjunct professor two terms at Olivet College and served as the advisor to the student run radio station. As recently as October Seth had the opportunity to do voice over with Lissa Marsolex  for a Christian Brothers Racing merchandise commercial. 

In 2000 Seth and Janora were married in Las Vegas. This was the first of many travel adventures. Together they experienced the views of the Grand Canyon, seeing the redwoods in Yosemite, the Albuquerque balloon fiesta and many family vacations with Alexis, their God-daughter.  Seth enjoyed playing on golf leagues with friends both during his time in NY and in Michigan. A wealth of " useless information" he played on different teams in his local area on dj trivia nights. 

He will be missed by his wife, Janora Stevens-Fenton of Olivet, MI. Sister, Thea Fenton Wheeler of Akron, NY. Mother-in-law, Lorainne Stevens of Olivet, MI. God Daughter, Alexis Lynne  Cornwell. Cousins, Joan and Warren Clark of Corfu, NY. Many friends and extended family through the states.

There will be no prior visitation. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. 

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the WICB-FM Ithaca College Advancement Services Gift Processing, 953 Danby Rd.., Ithaca 14850.  Espressions 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.

 

 

weaver2.jpgH. DEAN WEAVER

Age 84, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday April 29, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 16, 1931 in Cayuga, NY, a son of the late Harold L. "Mose" and Elsie (Brinker) Weaver also preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Weaver.    

Dean served honorably in the United States Army and was a lifelong worker in the natural gas and oil fields in Pennsylvania and New York. He was a devoted member of the Blind Veterans Association as well as a tireless volunteer at the Batavia VA Medical Center where he enjoyed meeting and making friends.

Surviving is his beloved wife of over 52 years, Barbara (Kilby) Weaver of Batavia; son, Bill (Peg) Weaver of Wyoming; daughter-in-law, Traci Weaver of Wyoming; sisters, Marilyn (Edward) Dills of Warsaw, Sonia (Bill) Whaley of Pavilion, Nancy Weaver of Farmington and brother, Dana Weaver of Pavilion; grandchildren, Mindy Kilby, Michelle (Andy) McIlroy, Jonathan, Joshua and Tyler Weaver; great-grandson, Reed McIlroy  along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Please join Dean's family 11:00am Friday May 6, 2016 at the Pavilion Methodist Church for a Celebration of Life Service followed by Military Honors. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory can be made to the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia of the Pavilion Methodist Church. 

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 H. DEAN WEAVER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020

 

scott.jpg JoAnn M. Scott, 77, of Perry passed away on Monday May 2, 2016 at Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw. She was born in Warsaw, New York on May 21, 1938 a daughter of the late Robert "Bud" and Lucille (Wilkow) Scholes. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Cedric A. Scott who died in 2012, and a sister Mary Jean Songer.

JoAnn was a graduate of Letchworth Central High School. She was a self employed home health aide, and had worked previously for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Motorola and Archway Cookies.She enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Kathleen (David) Andres of Sandusky, Colleen Howlett of Fla., 4 sons; Theodore (Jackie) Scott of West Plains, MO, Marshall Scott of Perry Gregory Scott of Perry and Curtis (Susan) Scott of Castile 2 sisters; Roberta Carney and Margaret (Gary) Wilcox both of Raleigh, SC; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1great great granddaughter, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Graveside services will be held on Friday May 6, 2016 at 2:00PM at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Springs. She will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Springs.

Memorials may be made to the family. 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.

flowers.jpg Laura L. Orzeszek, 47, of Darien Center passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday April 30, 2016. She was born on May 17, 1968 in Canton, NY to the late George Orzeszek and Marilyn (Zimmerer) Orzeszek of Darien Center.

Laura graduated from Alexander High School in 1987 and received her Associates Degree from both Genesee Community College and Bryant & Statton. She worked for Tops Markets in Alden.

She is survived by her mother Marilyn Orzeszek of Darien Center, along with several cousins.

There were no prior calling hours. Funeral Services were held on Monday May 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Attica. Interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. 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.

 

 

camoflag.jpg George W. Orzeszek, 86, of Darien Center passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday April 30, 2016 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Amherst. He was born on April 3, 1930 in Buffalo to the late Steven and Henrietta (Pieper) Orzeszek. 

George served his country for both The United States Army and United States Navy. He was a member of the Depew American Legion and worked for 37 years for the United States Postal Service. 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Marilyn (Zimmerer) Orzeszek and brother Bobby Orzeszek, along with many nieces and nephews.  George’s daughter, Laura L. Orzeszek also of Darien Center passed away suddenly the same day.

There were no prior calling hours. Funeral Services were held on Monday May 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Attica. Interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. 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.

morrow.jpg  Georgina A. Morrow, 59, of Batavia passed away with her family by her side on Sunday May 1, 2016 in the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born December 2, 1956 in Batavia to the late Lorenzo Amato and Anna (Zito) Amato of Palermo, Sicily

Mrs. Morrow worked at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy. She was a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia. Gina loved spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.  She was an excellent cook and loved feeding her family, friends and neighbors. Gina traveled to Palermo, Sicily as much as possible to spend time with her loving family. Everyone who knew her loved her for her kindness, generosity and selflessness. She will be greatly missed and forever loved.

She is survived by her beloved husband Daniel L. Morrow of Batavia; son Jason (Kristine) Morrow of Tonawanda; daughters Danielle (Scott) Tooley of Batavia; Amy (Tony) Ilaqua of Oakfield; Jessica (Philip) Farley of Liverpool; brother Dominick Amato, sister Ramona Amato both of Palermo, Sicily; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.  

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday May 5, 2016 from 3:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday May 6, 2016 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642 or the Wilmot Cancer Institute P.O. Box 704 Rochester, NY 14642. 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.

 

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