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Bergen - Maria Kowalczyk, 100, of Bergen, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at her home, in Bergen.

Mrs. Kowalczyk was born December 8, 1915 in Poland, the daughter of the late Alojzy and Alberta Filipowicz.

She was the oldest member of St. Brigid's Church and enjoyed flower gardening.

Her husband, Boleslaw "William"  Kowalczyk, who died February 9, 2008.

Survivors include two sons: Henry Kowalczyk of Bergen, and Stan Kowalczyk of Rochester; five daughters: Jadwiga Syfert of Bergen, Teresa Kowalczyk of Warsaw, Anna (Robert) Johnson of Lawrenceville, GA, Krystyna (Paul) Lang of Byron and Elizabeth Kowalczyk of East Bethany; 9 grandchildren: Kate Syfert of VA, Kristen (Carey) Ng of Long Island, Daniel (Allison) Schiraldi of CA, Mary (Andy) Lee of Seneca Falls, Laura (Timothy) Price of MI, Emily Schiraldi of TN, Stephanie (Andrew) Kloster of GA, Stan Adam Kowalczyk of Elmira and Nicholas Kowalczyk of Rochester.  7 great grandchildren, Abigail Ng, Zachary Ng, Victoria Ng, Carter Lee, Nolan Lee, Daniel Price and BryceSchiraldi.  

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  Mrs. Kowalczyk’s Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 am Thursday,at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in the form of Masses may be offered in her memory.   Burial will be in St. Brigid's Cemetery in Bergen.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

scan0001.jpgMILDRED R. CURTIS

Age 96, of LeRoy, formerly of Alexander died peacefully Thursday May 26, 2016 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born October 17, 1919 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Herman and Minnie (Pralow) Henschke also preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Curtis and a sister, Betty Volk.   

Mrs. Curtis was a Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter, Varysburg, NY. 

Surviving is are her loving children, Linda Snyder of Tampa, FL, Donald (Nancy) Curtis of Alexander and Robert (Renee) Curtis of Santa Monica, CA; grandchildren, Brett R. Snyder, Brad (Michelle) Rodon, Kathy (Todd) Bender and Amy Ellis; 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Millie's family will be present from 11:00 - 3:00PM on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, where a Service of Remembrance will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica and in lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home 10 Munson Street LeRoy, New York 14482. 

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

 

   

mom3.jpgANN JANE PRUCHA

Age 75, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday May 24, 2016 at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was born December 27, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Armstrong) Tucker; also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Prucha in 2004; brother, John Tucker and sister, Ruth Gebel. 

Mrs. Prucha was a loyal, faithful member of the Grace Baptist Church, she loved her family and friends, sewing, handcrafts and many types of needlework. She had a career as a librarian having worked for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Harris Beach PLLC  and the Eastman Kodak, Co. Jane will be remembered as a kind caring woman who loved to be with family. 

Surviving are her loving children, Craig (Marlene) Prucha of Pavilion, Cheryl (John) Penn of Chemung, James (Deanne) Prucha of Batavia, Lori (Donald) Childs of Batavia and Timothy (Leila) Prucha of Knoxville, TN; brother-in-law, John Gebel of Marengo, IL; sister-in-law, Ann Tucker of Huntington Station, NY; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 3 - 5 & 7 - 9PM on Tuesday May 31 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday June 1 at the Grace Baptist Church 238 Vine Street Batavia. She will be laid to rest in Dale Cemetery with her husband and memorials in her memory are suggested to the church. 

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

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

 

East Bethany – Mr. Francis “Fran” J. Davis, 63, of East Bethany, longtime mechanic at Dan’s Auto & Tire in Batavia, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Davis was born March 23, 1953 in Batavia, a son of the late Edward Davis, Sr. and Mary Catherine Tibbs Davis.

A member of Mary Immaculate Parish in East Bethany, Fran was a member of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, the Batavia Rod & Gun Club and the Sportsmans Coonhunters Association. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting and camping. His greatest joy was being in attendance for his grandson's sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Melody “Mel” A. Black Davis, whom he married August 10, 1974; his sons, Jed (Jessica) Davis of Batavia and the late Benjamin J. Davis who passed away on January 29, 2001; two grandsons, Cole and Andrew Davis of Batavia; his siblings, Ellen (late Bill) Kingdon of Batavia,  Edward (late Rita) Davis, Jr. of Arizona, Cathy (David) Van Galio of Buffalo and the late Joseph Davis; his godson, Matthew Pietrzykowski of East Bethany and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Fran's name to the family to be distributed to their favorite charities. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Fran’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

amy.jpgAmy S. Weaver, 44, of Lockport passed away with her family by her side on Thursday May 26, 2016 at her home. She was born July 11, 1971 in Batavia to the late William Lampke and Carol (Demmer) Irwin of LeRoy. Amy is preceded in death by a son Christopher Weber, siblings William Lampke, Joann Miller and Ann Bohnm.

Amy worked and was highly respected as an RN, starting in Newfane and finishing at Eastern Niagara Hospital, Inc. in Lockport. She taught CPR and Medatech Services. Amy loved swimming, being a lifeguard and giving swim lessons. She was an avid Bowler, loved camping, cruises, traveling, going to movies, and above all else spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband Richard G. Weaver Jr. of Lockport; children David (Fiancé Rachel Donovan) Weber of Lockport; Jeffrey (Taylor) Weber of Colorado Springs, CO; Gregory Weber of Youngstown, NY; Eric and Ashley (Fiancé Joshua Brewer) Weaver of Lockport; siblings Rex (Janet) Lampke of Warsaw; Margaret (Craig) Hurley of LeRoy; Barbara (John) Viscove of LeRoy; Steven (Lisa) Lampke of Ithica; Robin (Mark) Hall of Batavia; Linda (late Douglas) Weig of LeRoy; Dale Lampke of NYC; 2 grandchildren Skyler and Colton, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:30 PM Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Reed Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Eastern Niagara Hospital, Inc. 521 East Ave. Lockport, NY 14094 or to the family. 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.

yanno.jpg Michael "Mickey" F. Yanno, 69, of Rochester passed away on May 22, 2016 at his home in Rochester. Michael was born in Warsaw, New York on July 20, 2016 a son of the late Michael J. and Julia (Loverdi) Yanno.  Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Francine Kledhammer.

Mike was a Sergeant in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a Green Beret stationed in Ft. Bragg and in Germany.  He was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School. He worked for the Local Union #13 in Rochester. A former member of the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club and the Perry Vets Club and the National Rifle Association. Mike was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed reading and watching movies.

He is survived by 3 daughters; Dawn (Marshall) Bennett of Michigan, Julie Yanno and Heather Yanno both of North Carolina; a son Michal (Ann) Yanno III of Rochester; 2 sisters Marie (Donald) Ambrose of North Carolina, Frances McCabe of Rochester, Nicholas Yanno of Perry, Frank Yanno of California and Richard Yanno of Florida; 8 grandchildren Erica Pedraza, Kristina (Jon) Geddes, Jessica Holland, Alton Pierce, Crystal Pratt, Storm, Autumn and Teryn Yanno, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 7:00-9:00PM on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday June 1st at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry at 11:00AM

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.

lantz.jpg  Steven L. Lantz, 49, of LeRoy passed away on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 23, 1966 in Batavia to the late Harvey Lantz and Dorothy (Risher) Tobolski of Oakfield. 

Steven was a truck driver for Angelica in Batavia. He was an avid bowler, loved golfing and playing cards.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by 2 sons; William (Ashley) Lantz of Caledonia, Joseph (Jill Hupp) Lantz of Buffalo; his girlfriend Laura Hupp of LeRoy; brothers Harvey (Kimberley) Lantz of Oakfield, Ronald (Theresa) Tobolski and Kevin (Julie) Tobolski both of Oakfield; and his 3 grandchildren Isabell, Kameren and Ryliee Lantz along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 5:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  He will be laid to rest in Millville Cemetery on East Shelby Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia Homecare & Hospice http://www.homecare-hospice.org/ 29 Liberty St. Ste 6, 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.

micha_michael.jpgMICAH G. GARD & MICHAEL J. GARDpaw_patrol_2.jpg

Age 2 1/2, of Batavia, twin boys, were carried to Heaven by the angels on Friday evening May 20, 2016. They were born December 9, 2013 in Batavia to Liin-Noshugaun and Heather Ace both of Batavia. They were preceded in death by grandfather, Gerald Gard and great-grandfather, Gaylord R. Ace. 

Micah and Michael warmed the hearts of everyone from the minute they were born, twins they were, but there was an amazing bond between them, even sharing their own language. Michael was always happy, physically bigger than Micah, but he had the bigger personality. They both had a love of animals, their favorite cartoon was Paw Patrol and both has a tremendous love of their grandparents. 

Surviving along with their parents are a brother, Malachai Gard and sister, Milliana Gard; maternal grandmother, Della (Nana Bear) Martinez of Batavia; maternal great-grandmother, Dollie Williams of Batavia; paternal grandparents, Brian (Tracy) Ace of Batavia; paternal great-grandmother, Maryann Ace of Alabama; great-grandparents, Gerri Steger of Rochester and Clarence (Maryjane) Steger of Arizona; uncles, Brian Ace, Francisco Martinez, Jr. and Cody Harloff; aunts, Nashabia Gard, Shantrionna & Fantazzia Martinez, Rosella Williams, Erica & Amber Ace along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. 

The family will be present from 11:00 - 1:00PM Saturday May 28 at City Church 210 East Main Street where a Celebration of the Boy's Life will begin at 1:00PM. They will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.

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

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

 

colton.jpg Ann K. Colton, 80, of Attica passed peacefully on May 23, 2016 at Wyoming County Community Hospital. She was born November 20, 1935 in Batavia to the late Chauncey S. (Catharine Cornwell) Kibbe.

Mrs. Colton is preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles M. Colton who passed in 2013; niece Kelly Colton.   

Ann was a longtime member of the Attica Golf Club, an avid bowler and made it a point to attend all of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events especially their high school athletics. She was a lifetime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Attica. Ann loved her family dearly and cherished the time that she spent with them.

She is survived by her sons Thomas (Sherry) of Attica; James (Pamela) of Rochester; John (Elena) of Attica; daughters Susan Colton of Attica; Catharine (Richard) Smithley of Attica; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren along with one niece and one nephew.    

Friends are invited to call on Friday May 27, 2015 from 4-8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Road Attica, NY 14011 or to All Babies Cherished 445 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

Mr. Stephen W. Maier, Jr., “KZ2R” of Medina, passed away at his home on Monday, May 23, 2016.

Mr. Maier was born in Medina, September 8, 1946, a son of the late Stephen W. and Helen (Stefaniak) Maier, Sr. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1963, he married the former Marlene Quintern on December 30, 1967. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the church board of which he was a past president.

Active in the community, Mr. Maier was a member of the Sacred Heart Club and a Past President of Medina Area Jaycees. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a hunter, fisherman, camper and golfer. He enjoyed poker and participated in poker tournaments and, participated in pool, bowling, and softball leagues. HAM Radio was his passion. He was a life member of the American Radio Relay League, a member and Past President of the Orleans County Amateur Radio Club, and participated in many HAM Radio contests worldwide.

Mr. Maier was employed by Eastman Kodak Company for 36 years in multiple roles including software engineering, retiring in 2004.

Survivors include four children, Stephen W. (Lisa) Maier, III, Thomas Bradley (Kim) Maier; Peter Eric (Jeanine) Maier and Rachel Joy (Shaun) Coolbaugh; 8 grandchildren, Stephen W., IV, Brian, Erik, Dylan, Trevor, Jacob, Hannah and Tabitha; a brother, James (late Darlene) Maier and his sister, Phyllis (Dr. John) Ganter; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marlene, on March 12, 2011.

Friends may call on Wednesday (2­4, 7­9) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1212 West Avenue, Medina. Interment will be in Millville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Orleans County Amateur Radio Club at 14064 West County House Road in Albion, NY 14411. 
Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com 

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