Local Matters

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

PASTECKI, ELIZABETH0001.jpgIt is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth Eleanor Pastecki announce her death on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Genseee County Nursing Home on the first floor Memory Unit.

A long time Batavia resident, she was born in Buffalo, 98 years ago on November 2, 1911, a daughter of the late Lewis and Agnes Wozniak Sikorski.  Her husband, Anthony Adam Pastecki died on August 30, 1982.

Mrs. pastecki reitred from Melton Shirt Factory and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Polsih Falconettes.  She enjoyed playing bingo and cards and loved crocheting afghans.

Surviving are her children, Maryann Fasano of Batavia and her children, Michael Fasano III and Maria and Darryle Streeter.  David and Marilyn Pastecki of Batavia and their children, Robert and Anya Pastecki and Douglas Pastecki.  Peter and Kathleen Pastecki of Rochester and their children, Stephen and Bobbie Pastecki and Megan and Pablo Molina.  Her great grandchildren, Julia and Benjamin Streeter, Ryan Pastecki, Nicholas Pastecki and Cesar and Alex Molina.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  Prayers will be Wednesday at 8:45 AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home  followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3:45 PM at the Funeral Home on Tuesday. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee County Nursing Home first floor Dementia Unit, 278 Bank St., Batavia, NY  14020.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J .LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

 

bon2.jpgBonnie M. Paolucci, 56 of Depew, NY died September 9, 2010 at Hospice Buffalo, Inc. in Cheektowaga, NY. Born May 1, 1954 in Bradford, PA daughter of the late George (Joyce Norton) Sequerth. Bonnie was employed by YRC, Inc. in Buffalo. Preceded in death by a brother Daniel Sequerth. 
 
Bonnie is survived by her husband Americo “Rick” Paolucci of Depew, son Anthony Paolucci of Depew, daughters Michelle (Randy) Allen of Lancaster and Nicole Paolucci of Brockport. Brothers George (Anne) Sequerth III of Olean, Timothy (Anne Marie) Sequerth of Elba, sisters Barb Currier and Lisa Sequerth both of Batavia.  Two grandchildren Katelyn and Kimberly Allen of Lancaster, her father and mother in law Umberto and Frances Paolucci of Florida survive along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
 
Friends may call on Sunday September 12, 2010 from 3 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Monday at 10:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s), 122 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York. Burial in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy, NY. 
 
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. 225 Como Park Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.   For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
 

dworzack.jpg   Age 56, of Grand Island formerly of Batavia, NY died peacefully Thursday Sept. 9, 2010 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brave two year battle with breast cancer. She was born March 9, 1954 in New Orleans, LA daughter of Jack A. Randorf of Alden and the late Doris (Snowden) Randorf in 2004. Carol was employed at the UB North Campus in the University Bookstore and previously worked for K-Mart in Batavia & Buffalo and also for JoAnn Fabrics prior to her illness. A member of the Corvettes of Buffalo with her husband she enjoyed car rides and going to dinner. Carol loved to garden, feed birds, knit, garage sales and craft shows. She had an exceptional love for family especially her grandchildren. An avid reader Carol and her family had a yearly book reading competition that she won last year.

   Surviving along with her father is her beloved husband Steven Dworzack of Grand Island; loving children Kristy A. (Jonathan) Snyder of Hampton, VA; Kelly M. Stone of Batavia & David  A. Dworzack of Grand Island. Brothers Jeff (Patty) Randorf of East Aurora; John (Jamie) Randorf of Schenectady; grandchildren Kayla A. & Benjamin T. Stone both of Batavia; her mother-in-law Marian Dworzack of Batavia and sister-in-law Sheila Craver of LeRoy along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

   The family will be present from 4-8 PM Monday Sept. 13, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 west Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory are suggested to the family or to Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

Arrangements completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

 

 Alyce M. Syracuse, 98 of Rochester formerly of Batavia, NY died September 7, 2010 in Park Ridge Hospital, Rochester NY. Born July 12, 1912 in Batavia, NY daughter of the late James (Rose LoTempio) Munsell. Mrs. Syracuse was retired from Batavia Times where she was a proof reader for many years and a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s). 
 
Preceded in death by her husband Louis R. Syracuse who died in 1981, brother Peter Munsell, sisters Florence Walton, Anna Trimarche, Mary Polino and Josephine Dispenza. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Lehmann of Byron. 4 Grandchildren  Frederick Lehmann of Rochester, Michael (Melissa) Lehmann of Rochester, Kristina (Steve) Martino of California and Debora Lehmann of Byron,10 great grandchildren survive along with nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Thursday September 9, 2010 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited on Friday at 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s site), 122 Liberty Street, Batavia. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. 
 
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Genesee County ARC, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, New York 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 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.    
 

CORBETT, ARLENE0001.jpgArlene J. Moscicki Corbett, 85, of Akron, died Monday (September 6, 2010) at Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence.

She was born in Batavia on April 16, 1925 a daughter of the late Joseph and Hedwig Krzanowicz Moscicki.

Mrs. Corbett was a seamstress for many years and enjoyed cooking and friending with her classmates.  She loved eating out with her breakfast club and was a longtime member of St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church in Akron.  She was a teller at the Bank of Akron for many years prior to her retirement.

Surviving are two daughters and a son in law, Nancy Blair of Orlando, FL and Barbara and Ronald Walker of Depew.  Her son and daughter in law, Alan and Candice Corbett of Berea, OH. Five grandchildren, Sarah Blair, Ryan (Stacy) Walker, Andrew Walker, Jacqueline Corbett and Adam Corbett.  Four great grandchildren, Ryan Cash Walker, Vanessa Blair, Isabella Blair and Addison Corbett.

Two sisters, Eleanor (late Sal) Polito and Genevieve (late Eugene) Adamski both of Batavia.

She was the sister of the late, Stanley (late Justine) Moscicki and Leo (late Maxine) Moscicki.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON where prayers will be Friday at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church.  Burial will follow in St. Teresa's Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Teresa's Church or Akron Volunteer Fire Co.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

CUTTITTA, MARIE0001.jpgMaria Ardiri Cuttitta, 89, of Batavia, died Monday (September 6, 2010) from a short illness surrounded by her family at Crossroads House.

Thank you to the wonderful care of hospice, Crossroads House and Dr. Suarana Naiik.  Maria was an extraordinary and devoted woman, wife, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was born in San Piero Patti, Sicily on May 2, 1921, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rosaria Pricoli Ardiri.   Her husband, John (Giovanni) Cuttitta died in 1987.  They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary  on this date.

Surviving are her five children, Antoinette and Tino Camuti of Brampton, Ontario, Angelo and Mary Lee Cuttitta of Nevada, Missouri, Anthony and Heather Cuttitta of Attica, Joseph Cuttitta of Attiica and Maria and Churck Foley of Batavia.  Thirteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. 

Maria was one of eight children and has living siblings overseas, Carmello (Tindara) Ardiri of Pavia, Concetta, Rosa, Maria Teresa and Tindara.  She was the sister of the late Grazia and Catena, all of Sicily.  Several wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins in all parts of the world including, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and New York. 

Maria was a homemaker for most of her life.  She loved her flower and vegetable gardens which took up her whole back yard.  She was always giving and sharing with family and friends.  Maria was very proud of her gardens and was always complimented by everyone on them.  She truly was the best Mom ever.  She loved her children and grandchildren in her own special way, unconditionally.  Her passing is leaving a huge hole in all the hearts of those whose lives she touched. 

No prior calling hours.  Friends and family may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Church).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the family.  "Mom, you are forever in our hearts".

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN

bucky1.jpgBruce "Bucky" Lischer, 68 of Perry died September 3, 2010 peacefully at his home. Mr. Lischer was born in Buffalo, New York on May 8, 1942 a son of the late Donald and Norma J. Flemming Lischer. He owned and operated Brockport Lumber Co. in Brockport from 1961-1997. Bucky was a member of the Silver Lake Country Club, Brockport Lyons Club, Brockport Rotary Club, Bridge Club in Brockport, and the Hoo-Hoo International Fraternal Order of Lumbermen, a former member of the Stafford Country Club and Brockport Fire Department. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and was an avid card player.

Bucky is survived by Wife Gabrielle “Gabi” Fiabane Lischer whom he married on November 4, 1972; sons Terry (Teresa) Lischer of Livonia; Rick (Lori) Lischer of Brockport; daughters Chantal J. Lischer of Rochester; Laurie L. Lischer of Mansfield, MA; brother Mick (Andi) Lischer of Buffalo; sister-in-law: Joelle Lischer of Buffalo; 5 grandchildren Kendall Conti, Chelsea Randall, Caitlin Lischer, Troy Lischer. and Tim Lischer along with beloved pet MoMo. He is preceded in death by a brother Donald Lischer who died in 2008.

Friends may call on Friday September 10th from 4-8 pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday September 11th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

In Lieu of Flowers. Memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 687 Rochester, New York 14642. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call T.J. Woodward at 237-2626. Arrangements Completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.

 

Glenn A. Elliott, 72 of Byron, NY died September 4, 2010 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Born August 6, 1938 in LeRoy, NY son of the late Clifford (Alice Green) Elliott. Mr. Elliott was a retired carpenter having worked for Rochester Union Local 85 for 45 years. He was a Navy veteran and a loving father to all his children. Preceded in death by two brothers Jim and Alan and four sisters Wilma, Virginia, Beverly and Nancy. 
 
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Sandra (Gillett) Elliott of Byron; sons Ralph (Roxie) Elliott of Clarkson, NY; David (Melissa) Elliott of Hilton, NY; John (Karen) Elliott of NC. Daughters Kelly (Robert) Arnold of Byron, Heidi (Russ) Baylor of VA and Rachel (Kevin) Pangrazio of NC. Two sisters Jackie (Bill) Reynolds of Cheektowaga, Mary (John) Woodridge of GA, four brothers Paul Elliott of TN, Frank (Barb) Elliott of LeRoy, Gary (Paula) Elliott of OK, Doug Elliott of Byron and two sisters in law Marie Elliott and Janet Elliott both of LeRoy. 17 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren survive along with his best carpenter buddy Jackie Potter and several nieces and nephews. 
 
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. 
 
Memorials may be made to the South Byron Methodist Church, P.O. Box 135, South Byron, NY 14557. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
 
   

 

Batavia - Mrs. Eileen K. Forti, 79, of Batavia, died Monday, (September 6, 2010)at the Genesee County Nursing Home.
Mrs. Forti was born October 16, 1930 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Paul and Florence (Gallagher) Kelly.
She was a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Church and she loved her cats.
Survivors include three sons, Paul (Linda) Forti of LeRoy, Joseph Forti of Arlington, Virginia and Louis (Michele) Forti of Wyoming; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband of 54 years, Joseph Michael Forti, died April 30, 2010.  
 
There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Site, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, N.Y. 14021 or Sisters of Mercy, 625 Abbott Road, Buffalo, N.Y. 14220. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home.

 

 
Stafford - Jean C. Smith, 83, of Stafford, died Sunday, (September 5, 2010)at the United Memorial Medical Center.
She was born September 16, 1926 in Batavia, a daughter of the late C. Vernon and Florence (Thee) Carnahan.
A member of the Morganville United Church of Christ, she belonged to the Ladies Aid through the church. She was also a member of the local Red Hats Society, was an administrative assistant at Lapp Insulator for 27 years, volunteered at the Salvation Army and worked at the snack shop at United Memorial Medical Center. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and traveling.  
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Sikora of Bergen and Donna (Todd) Steverson of LeRoy; a son, Mark (Teresa) Smith of York; seven grandchildren and several cousins.
She is the sister of the late Nancy Carnahan.  
 
There are no prior calling hours. Services will be at 1:00 Saturday at the Morganville United Church of Christ, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford. Burial will be in Stafford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Morganville United Church of Christ, Attention: Ladies Aid, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford, N.Y. 14143 or American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, N.Y. 14228.
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Pages

Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 

Copyright © 2008-2020 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button