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Buffalo -- Jay E. Stocking, 48, of Buffalo, formerly of East Pembroke, passed away Thursday (March 29, 2012) at the Erie County Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Jay was born May 12, 1963 in Batavia, a son of Duane Stocking and the late Diane (Kemp) Stocking.

Some of Jay's favorite pastimes were spending time with his family and being in the outdoors. He had a great talent for restoring and refurbishing things. Jay will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jay is survived by his father, Duane Stocking, of Ocala, Fla; brother, Stephan (Bobbie) Stocking, of Corfu; nephew, Jesse (Jen) Stocking, of Corfu; niece, Casey (Mike) Graber, of Corfu, and great nieces, Emma and Hailey Graber. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday April 1 at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4-6 Main St., Corfu. At 4 p.m., there will be an informal service, a time of reflection and storytelling celebrating Jay's life. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke, will be held privately by the family.

Faye L. Strollo, 69 of East Pembroke, died March 26, 2012 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born May 2, 1942 in Batavia to the late Edward (Josephine Fuller) Pfalzer. She is preceded in death by her husband P. William Strollo, brother George Pfalzer and a brother-in-Law Michael Strollo.

She is survived by her sons Scott Strollo of E. Pembroke and William P. (Joanna) Strollo of Virginia, daughters JoAnn (James) Joyce of E. Pembroke and Sharon (Mike Nuwer) Smith of Batavia, brothers-in-law Dave (Dolores) Bielec of Corfu; Larry Strollo of Batavia; a sister-in-law Carol Strollo of Batavia, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews also survive.  

There will be no prior calling hours. 10:30 AM Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March 31, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place at the Old Buffalo Cemetery in E. Pembroke.   

Memorials may be made to the Notre Dame High School 73 Union Street Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

Genevieve A. Argulski, 100 of Batavia died March 27, 2012 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born October 2, 1911 in Buffalo, NY to the late John (Margaret Wellman) Tamila. Mrs. Argulski was a 35 year member of the Notre Dame Prayer Group and an 80 year member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Site) where she was a Eucharistic Minister, a teacher at R.G.I.A, a worker at the Octoberfest dinner dance, and she also served on the bereavement committee. She is preceded in death by her husband John Argulski; son Alan Argulski; daughter Connie Argulski; brothers Walter and Chester Tamila; three sisters Mary Swiatck, Sue Bishop, and Helen Rugala.

She is survived by her son Norm Argulski of Batavia and her sister Tosh (Robert) Rhode. 

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary's Church 18 Ellicott St. will be held on Thursday March 29, 2012. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Notre Dame Prayer Group Batavia, New York. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Age 84, of Oakfield, owner and operator of LeRoy Wallpaper & Paint for many years died peacefully Sunday evening March 25, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1927 in LeRoy, NY son of the late Anthony & Mary (Ange) Battaglia. Charlie was a US Army Veteran and in his younger years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 62 years Mary Lou (Versaggi) Battaglia of Oakfield; loving son Frank Charles (Loretta) Battaglia Sr. of Oakfield and their children Timothy Ryan of Batavia & Frank Charles Jr. of Oakfield; great-grandson Anthony Charles; brothers-in-law Joseph Versaggi of Batavia, Frank (Genevieve) Versaggi of Oakfield; sister-in-law Minnie Galline of Oakfield along with many nieces, nephews & friends.

Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Wednesday March 28, 2012 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM Thursday March 29 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site). Memorials in his memory are suggested to the Oakfield Fire Department or HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street Batavia. Charles will be laid to rest in the Battaglia Family Plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery with Full Military Honors. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

David W. King, Sr., 54 of Batavia, was tragically found on March 20, 2012, after he was missing along with his brother since February 19th in Rochester, NY.

He was born July 27, 1957 in Rochester, a son of the late James H. King and Jean LaPiana King of Batavia.

David enjoyed working on and fixing cars.  Most of all he loved being with his family and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughters, Jamie Hamill of Elba, Alicia King of Corfu.  Son, David W. King Jr. (Jacquelyn Hildebrant) of Webster.  Grandchildren, Teiona, Austyn, GG, Azure, Kadence and Logan. Brothers, Harold King and Daniel King, both of Batavia and James King of Florida.  Sister, Donna (Pat) Shandorf of PA.   Sister in-law, Donna Woodworth of Batavia.  Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Michael A. King.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, C/O Bergen Auto Recycling, 7652 Clinton St. Rd., Bergen, NY 14416.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Michael A. King, 46 of Batavia, was tragically found on March 20, 2012, after he was missing along with his brother since February 19th in Rochester, NY.

He was born July 25, 1965 in Rochester to Linda LaPiana.

Michael was employed at Bergen Auto Recycling and enjoyed fishing and humor, but most of all he loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Woodworth of Batavia. Mom, Jean King of Batavia. Son, Michael A. King, Jr. of Batavia. Step-daughters, Jennifer (Geoffrey) Cole , Christie Lee Colegrove and Desiree Colegrove, all of Rochester.  Grandchildren, Geoffrey, Brody, Guinevere, Tabitha and Richard.  Brothers, Harold King and Daniel King, both of Batavia and James King of Florida.  Sister, Donna (Pat) Shandorf of PA.  Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late David W. King, Sr.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, C/O Bergen Auto Recycling, 7652 Clinton St. Rd., Bergen, NY 14416.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

Grace Estler, 89 of Akron, died Thursday (March 21, 2012) at Absolute Rehab and Nursing Care in Gasport, NY.

She was born in Jersey City, NJ on March 26, 1922 a daughter of the late James and Grace Dressel Bolton.

Grace was the wife of Stuart E. Estler who died on February 14, 1992.  She was an avid gardener and ceramic artist.  Her favorite past time was enjoying her family and cooking for them.  She held a Bachelor of Science Degree from Douglas College in New Jersey and a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Columbia University in New York City where she taught for seven years. 

Surviving are her children; Kathy (Bruce) Truax of Akron, Janet Cox of Akron, Nancy (Michael) Grambo of VA and Stuart L. Estler of MD. Four grandchildren: Christy Truax, Wayne Cox Jr., Phillip and Rory Grambo.  Two great grandchildren: Samantha and Alexander Manning.

Friends of the family are invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Tuesday (Mar. 27, 2012) FROM 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON. Services will be private with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the donor's preference.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.  rONALD p. kONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR. 

Age 61, of Batavia, died Tuesday March 20, 2012 at Buffalo General Hospital. She was born December 22, 1950 in Donalsonville, GA daughter of the late Pete & Ida Mae Oliver also preceded in death by many brothers and sisters. Maxine loved to garden, watch western movies & cooking shows and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband Willie Thomas of Batavia; daughter Natasha Thomas of Buffalo; sons Derek of Buffalo, Willie & Veshaun both of Batavia; 15 grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit and share memories from 12-2 PM Saturday March 24 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral services will be held privatley and memorials in Maxine's memory are suggested to the family with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Age 65, of Batavia, died Tuesday March 20, 2012 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia. He was born June 28, 1946 in Batavia, NY son of the late Michael & Margaret (Zanghi) Colantonio also preceded in death by a brother Joseph and sister Susanna Seppe. An Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, John was a painter by trade and worked for various companies over the years. In his free time he enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving are his children Phillip Colantonio and Shannon Bolster both of Batavia; brothers Michael & Ron Colantonio; sister Rosalyn Colantonio all of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Friday March 23, 2012 at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Memorials in John's memory are suggested to the family with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Age 61, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday March 18, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family while under the care of Hospice. He was born February 19, 1951 in Shattuck, OK son of the late Cilfford W. & Thelma (Moss) Rexroad. From his logging company in the Rocky Mountains to salesman, Steve travelled the US and made friends wherever he hung his hat. He enjoyed and was quite knowledgeable of wine & cigars and was an avid collector. He had a passion for the drums, having played in his own "Burton Court Band"; he can be heard on session work for "Tommy James & The Shondells" and was a huge fan of the Beatles.

Surviving is his loving wife of 6 years Karen (McClure) Rexroad of Batavia; sons Steven (Kerri) Nash of Yukon, OK; Brandon Lee (Poppie) Rexroad of Carney, OK and daughter Nichole Marie (Steve) Powers of Charlotte, NC; step-children Brian McClure of the US Navy; Matthew (Autumn) McClure of New Woodstock, NY & Samantha (James) McDermott of DeRuyter, NY; sisters Jana Rae (CB) Kraft of Shattuck, OK & Chloe (Dave) Harrelson of Sarasota, FL; mother-in-law Barbara McClure of DeRuyter, NY; 7 grandchildren, 3 nieces and many friends.

Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday March 21, 2012 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 1:00 PM Thursday March 22. Memorials in Steve's memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

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