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Elba - Mea Marie Mack, three month old daughter of Frank W. Mack, III and Breea Carlson Mack of Elba, passed away on Wednesday (February 10, 2016) at her home under the care of her loving family and Buffalo Hospice.

Mea was born November 1, 2015 in Batavia.

Surviving along with her parents are her brothers, Tyler and Caleb Mack at home; grandparents, Frank W. Jr. (Judy) Mack of Albion and Knute (Barbara) Carlson of Batavia;  her great-grandmother, Martha Mack of Gasport; aunts and uncles,  Angela (Mike) Rogers of Batavia, Kristina (Justin) Tese of Albion, Dave (Emily) Carlson of Batavia, Rohn (Deanna) Carlson of Pavilion, Erik Carlson of Syracuse and Angela (Mat) Redmond of LeRoy along with several cousins.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice Foundation of WNY, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590 or online at https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/donate/give-hospice/ or to Support Organization for Trisomy, 2892 South Union Street, Rochester, New York 14624 or online at www.trisomy.org.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Mea have been handled by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

desw1_0.jpgDesirae D. "Desi" Withey, age 33, passed away on Saturday February 6, 2016 at her home in Perry. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Rochester, New York a daughter of Duane D. and Alice A. (Freeman) Withey. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Rev. Horace N. (Grace M. Rowley) Freeman and paternal grandparents Jesse D. (Virginia E. Starr) Withey.

Desirae worked for Creative Foods in Perry. Desi was a talented and creative woman. She was an artist who painted and enjoyed working with clay. She loved cooking for friends and family, music and dancing, and playing games. She had a fun and adventurous spirit and a great sense of humor. She cherished her daughters, friends and family, and loved spending time with them. She loved discovering new things and collecting beautiful pieces, reading, and writing poetry. She was loved by many.

She is survived by her daughters Sophia Isabel George and Zoe Madison Withey; parents Duane D.  (Alice A. Freeman) Withey of Livonia; sisters Bethany (Scott) Butler of Perry, Amy (Ted) McLean of Ontario, CA.; brothers Bryan (Therese) Withey of Huntersville, NC, Justin (Ashley) Withey of Columbia, TN; nieces Janna Withey and Sarah McLean; nephews Sam Withey, Christian and Zane Butler, Caleb and Joshua McLean, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, "and sisters and brothers at heart."

Friends are invited to call on Friday February 12, 2016 from 4 PM- 8 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to set up a fund for her daughters Sophia and Zoe. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Willard G. Johnson, age 69, born in Genesee Memorial Hospital, Batavia, NY, on January 29, 1947 passed away on February 5, 2016 in Manatee Hospital, Fla.

Survived by his wife Jennifer (Bentley) Johnson, also two sisters, Cora (Bob Wright), Fern (Mick Norway) and sons, William Johnson, (wife Sarah), Richard Johnson, (wife Danniel), daughter Sarah (Bill Evan), Joe Johnson, Nathan Johnson, (wife Liz), another daughter, Felica. Stepchildren Frederick Hartgrove, Timothy Hartgrove and Christopher Hartgrove, plus 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends and family will hold a memorial on Saturday, May 28, at sister’s homes located at 5397 and 5399 Watson Road, Elba (NY 14058) from 1 p.m. until ?

mlc1_0.jpgMary Louise Clark, 70, of Varysburg passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday February 7, 2016 at Cross Roads Hospice. She was born March 24, 1945 in Medina, New York to the late Clifford (Mary Stadel) Sipple.

Mary Louise, originally from Medina, NY, was a Family Support Assistant for Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties.  She loved her family and loved spending time with them.  She truly enjoyed nature:  morning walks with her walking buddies, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.  She was very active with the lovely, vast gardens surrounding her home.  Her favorite flowers were foxgloves and miniature hostas. She also enjoyed knitting blankets, reading, and completing a challenging puzzle.  She  was a beautiful, kind person who will be dearly missed.  Her husband, children, and grandchildren truly were the flowers in the garden of her heart.

She is survived by her husband John P. Clark of Varysburg; sons Zachery (Lindsey) Clark of Bennington; Matthew (Danielle) Clark of Johnsonburg; grandchildren Brittany, Brad, Brody and Madison; great-grandson Talyn; and brother Jim (Kathy) Sipple of Medina.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cross Roads Hospice 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

flag.jpgStanley B. Victor, 99 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning (February 6, 2016) in Marietta, Ohio.

He was born December 25, 1916 in Elkland, PA, a son of the late John and Katherine (Brzykowski) Victor.

Stan grew up in Gowanda, NY, attended Gowanda High School and graduated from St. Bonaventure University. Following college, Stan served as a WWII Army officer in the China Burma India region from 1942-1945. 

After serving our country in the United States Army, Stan moved to Akron, NY. From 1946-1979, he taught and later became the business manager for Akron Central School. He married Elaine (Schrantz) Victor in 1948 and together they built their home on Parkview Drive.

Stan was a longtime member of the Akron Lions Club (past president; past treasurer; Melvin Jones Fellow), the L. L. Tillman Post 900 of the American Legion in Akron (past commander), the Gowanda VFW Post 5007 (past commander), the VFW Newstead Memorial Post 3180, and the Buffalo Eye Bank. He served as a past president of the Akron Faculty Association and was a past president of the W.N.Y. School Business Association. Stan was a past treasurer for the Akron School Employee Federal Credit Union for 17 years. He enjoyed officiating football, woodworking, spending time with family and friends, and being a part of life in Akron, NY. 

Stan was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elaine (Schrantz) Victor; parents, John and Katherine Victor; brothers, Frank Victor and John Victor and sisters, Blanche Gabel and Sally Elvin.

Stan is survived by his three children, Chet (Debby) Victor of Marietta, OH, Julie Gassaway of Atlanta, GA and Ken (Kim) Victor of North Huntingdon, PA; seven grandchildren Brian (Kate) and Paul Victor; Jaclyn and Troy Gassaway; and Jaison, Ryan, and Alyssa Victor; two great-grandchildren Owen and Tara Victor; sisters, Helen Kubasiak; Dorothy (Louis) Selan; brother, Richard (Lenora) Victor; several nieces and nephews, and many, wonderful friends.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday, February 12, from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 11am at Saint Teresa of Avila Church, 5571 Buell St., Akron. Interment will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery. 

For those wishing to commemorate Stan, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Akron Lions Club or St. Teresa of Avila Parish.

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.

litfin_patricia_-_photo.jpgPatricia A. Litfin, 83 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Monday (February 8, 2016) at the Brookdale Senior Living Facility in Williamsville. 

She was born November 23, 1932 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Frank and Dolores Tollner Armbruster. 

She was employed by Strippitt Inc. in Akron prior to her retirement. Pat had a very strong faith and was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Akron. 

She was the wife of the late Richard Litfin Sr. who died January 23, 2012 and sister of the late Donald Armbruster and Judith Pask. 

Survivors include her children, Richard Litfin Jr. of Akron, Nancy Byrd of Florida, Diane (Mark) Graziano of Akron, Linda Kulik of Sloan, Brian (Cindy) Litfin of North Carolina, Karen VanOsch of Crystal Beach, Ont., Alan Litfin of Florida and Christine (Mark) Hellenbach of Akron. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (Feb. 11th) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 11am at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 5571 Buell St., Akron. Interment will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery. 

For those desiring, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Teresa of Avila Church, 5571 Buell St., Akron, NY 14001. 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.

flowers_1.jpgElsa Ortiz, 88, formerly of New York City where she lived until moving to the nursing home in January of this year, passed away peacefully on Friday February 5, 2016 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina. She was born April 21, 1927 in San-German, Puerto Rico to the late Louis (Monserrate Alvarez) Ramirez Gomez. She is preceded in death by her husband John Anthony Ortiz; son Charles Anthony Ortiz; along with several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dr. Wayne (Cindy Norton) Ortiz of Bethany along with 2 grandchildren Ashley and Jason Knickerbocker.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately.

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.

Josephine M. Geib, 92, of Batavia, died Monday (February 8, 2016) at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Josephine was born January 12, 1924 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Vincenza (DelPlato) Anastasio.

A member of Ascension Parish, she was a chef at the former Cristina's and Steakhouse Restaurant's in Batavia.  Josephine loved life, her family, cooking and taking care of other people.  She had a very good sense of humor and was generous and kind hearted to everyone she knew.  Along with her late husband, Arthur, they enjoyed dancing together. 

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara (Les) Gates of Easton, KS; one son, Robert (Laurie Slocum) Geib of Batavia; six grandchildren, Derek Geib of Batavia, Gina (Kevin) Dennis of Colorado, Amy (Mark) Bagley, Dana (Ashley) Stevens, David (Elizabeth) Gates and Suzie (Eric) Thorne, all of Kansas; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Josephine is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Geib and she is a sister of the late Floyd Anastasio, Anna Torcello, Mary George, Chris Anastasio, Anthony Anastasio, Victor Anastasio, Lucy Greer, Margaret Anastasia and Donald Anastasio.   

Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Josephine’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Corfu - Edward W. Newman, 76, of Corfu, passed away Tuesday (February 2, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

Ed was born May 20, 1939 in Buffalo, a son of the late Walter and Eleanor Weismore Newman. He was a supervisor in the machine shop at Attica Correctional Facility. Ed’s favorite pastimes were fishing and gardening and he was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees. He was the brother of the late Phyllis Balduf, James Newman and Jerry Newman.

Ed is survived by his wife, Barbara Witkowski Newman; daughters, Leanne (Eugene Jr.) Jankowski and Teal (Scott) Strollo; grandson, Nathaniel Mullen; a brother, Austin Newman; two sister-in-laws, Carol Newman and June Newman; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Lois) Witkowski; two special nephews, Nick Newman and Jed Balduf and many other nieces and nephews. Ed also leaves behind several very special neighbors and co-workers who were always there for him.

There will be no calling hours. Memorials in memory of Ed may be made to the Volunteers for Animals, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020 in honor of his sweet dog Ellee, who was his faithful companion. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

dairy_farm.jpg  Donald L. Norton, 86, of West Bethany passed away Friday February 5, 2016 at Crossroads House in Batavia surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bethany, NY on August 30, 1929 a son of the late Jesse and Ethel (Tapp) Norton.

Donald is predeceased by his wife Marlene (Burg) Norton who passed away July 2, 1994 and his son Thomas who passed away June 2, 2006.  He is also predeceased by his brothers George and Richard Norton and his sister Doris Lewis.

Donald was a lifelong dairy farmer on the family farm in West Bethany, working up until this past September.  He was a member of the West Bethany Baptist Church.  He enjoyed gardening, watching Westerns, chicken barbecues, and spending time with his children and many grandchildren.

Donald is survived by his children; Suzanne (Mark) Hulme of Nescopeck, PA, Christine (Kevin) Hollenbeck of Churchville, NY, David (Shari) Norton of Stafford, NY, Julie (Brian) Foeller of Bergen, NY, Judith (Rusty) Breton of Alexander, NY and daughter-in-law Tina Norton of West Bethany; eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother Roger Norton, a sister Evelyn Bigelow, sister-in-law Betty Norton along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home. LLC.  135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday the 10th at West Bethany Baptist Church, 10333 W Bethany Rd. East Bethany, NY 14054. He will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Bethany Baptist Church 10333 West Bethany Rd Batavia, NY 14020 or to Crossroads House 11 Liberty 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

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