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bermingham.jpgAge 45, a Batavia native having returned from 12 years in North Carolina died peacefully Tuesday August 10, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 30, 1964 in Batavia to Patricia (Panepento) Bermingham of Batavia and the late Donald J. Bermingham also preceded in death by his uncle Charles "Sonny" Panepento. He was Vice President of Operations with US LEC/ Paetech. Robert participated in the APA Pool League in North Carolina, played with the Genesee Creamers Rugby team in Batavia. He was an avid outdoorsman especially hunting and fishing. In the years spent in the South Robert adopted true "Southern Hospitality" always with a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. Although his life on earth was short, he lived every day to the fullest and had a deep love for family and friends.

Surviving along with his mother, Patricia is his loving son Joshua R. Bermingham of NC; his former wife and son's mother Lynn Lambreth of NC; his dear sisters Julie Bermingham of Rochester and Kelly Bermingham of Batavia; girlfriend Kimberly Southwick of NC; aunts Marguerite Lachnict, MaryJane (Gary) Keifer, Elizabeth Hakes, Rita (Joseph) Potwora, Shirley Bermingham all of Batavia & Rose (Richard) Wright of LeRoy along with many cousins.

Visitation will be Saturday Aug. 14 from 6-8 PM and Sunday Aug. 15 from 3-7 PM at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Please join the family to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM Monday Aug. 16 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Entombment will be in the Father T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials in his memory can be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020 of a charity of the donor's choice.

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. 

 

Donald J. Brockenshire, 80 of Batavia, NY died August 11, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center. Born October 23, 1929 in Buffalo, son of the late Harold J. (Margaret Rhodes) Brockenshire. 

Mr. Brockenshire was a Korean War veteran having served in the US Army. A past member of the VFW in Randolph, NY and past member of the East Pembroke Coon Hunters Association. Don was formerly employed at the former St. Jerome’s Hospital in Batavia for over 18 years before retiring.

Preceded in death by his wife the late Mary Brockenshire in (2000) and daughter Carol Carnafel in (1996). 

Survived by a son Norman (Mary) Brockenshire of Batavia, 3 sisters June (Richard) Rice of FL, Margaret (Frances) Murphy of Friendship and Dorothy Penvose of OR; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren survive along with several nieces, nephews and  a dear friend Josephine Hanson of Batavia. 

Friends may call on Friday August 13, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM on Saturday August 14, 2010 at Holy Name of Mary Church 8656 Church St. East Pembroke, NY 14056. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke. 

Memorials may be made to the family. 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 - Mr. Dennis D. Hendershott, 54, of Batavia, died Tuesday, August 10, 2010at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Hendershott was born December 8, 1955 in Batavia, the son of Ann E. Hansen Hendershott of Oakfield and the late Donald Hendershott.
 
A resident of Oakfield for many years, Dennis loved horses.
 
Surviving along with his mother are five sisters, Judy (Terry) Kolb of Oakfield, Donna (Joe) Macaluso of Batavia, Diana Hendershott of Oakfield, Jane Brooks of St. Petersburg, Florida and Sally (David) Amend of Oakfield and several nieces and nephews.  
 
There are no prior calling hours. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield. Memorials may be made to the family to distribute to various charities. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

maniace.jpgAge 47, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Saturday morning August 7, 2010. She was born July 28, 1963 in Hornell, NY daughter of Joyce Ann (Faish) Brown of PA and Lawrence R. Brown of FL. Deborah was a friendly, open-hearted woman who treated everyone with love. A 1980 graduate of Batavia High School she received an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Genesee Community College. She will be deeply missed and always loved by her family and all who knew her.

She is survived by her beloved children Matthew M. Maniace, Justina M. Maniace, LeeAnna S. Maniace & Maria L. Martinez all of Batavia; brother Robert W. Brown of Batavia and sister Janet L. (Timothy) Cook of East Bethany; a granddaughter Sienna J. Maniace; her companion Luis Martinez along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews.

Friends and family may visit from 1-3 & 5-7 PM Friday August 13, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC where a Funeral Service will be held at 7:00PM. In her memory donations can be made to the family c/o Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel.

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

Mr. Krawczyk was born on April 4, 1923 in Buffalo, New York a son of the late Adelbert and Victoria Orliski Krawczyk Sr.. Mr. Krawczyk worked for the Laborer’s Union Local 435 in Rochester for 32 years retiring in 1985.He served with the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of the St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry) and the Perry VFW. He enjoyed gardening, traveling especially to Cape Cod and to Florida where he and his wife would spend the winters, and he had a great interest in the farming community. Preceded in death by his wife Lillian Starczewski Krawczyk who died in 2006. brother: Raymond Krawczyk and sister Dorothy Piechoki.
 

Survived by 5 nephews: Edward and Michael Piechoki Dennis and Tim Krawczyk and Gary Swider, a niece Sylvia Hanlin along with many close friends.
 

Friends may call on Friday August 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry.

Prayers at the funeral home on Saturday August 14th at 10:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry at 11:00 am. Burial will take place in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in Perry.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to St. Isidores Catholic Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530, Home Care and Hospice 405 N. Main St. Warsaw, N.Y. 14569 or Livingston County Hospice 2 Livingston County Campus Mt. Morris, N.Y. 14510. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit 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.

Stella was born in Batavia, New Yor on June 21, 1931 a daughter of the late Adelbert and Agnes Kramasz Sczcepanek.She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Perry Bakery, and Champion Products.She was a member of the St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry). She was a cake decorator for many years, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, knitting, crocheting, playing bingo, going to the casino, and most importantly spending time with her family. Preceded in death by brothers: Henry, Joseph, and Edward Szczepanek.

Survived by Loving husband of 61 years: Walter Bzduch whom she married on June 25, 1949, 2 sons: Edward (Celeste) Bzduch; Dennis (Wendy) Bzduch all of Perry, 2 daughters: Marian “Putza” Bzduch and Marcia (Dean) Preston all of Perry, grandchildren: Jeff (Venus) Preston, Dean (Becky) Preston, Gina (Jeff) Chamberlain, Christopher (Beth) , Nathan, Amanda, D.J. and Chelsea Bzduch, great grandchildren: Jessica and Joshua Preston, and Dominic, Cameron, and Hayden Chamberlain, along with many nieces and nephews, godchildren and friends.
 

Friends may call Tuesday August 10th from 4-8pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 pm on Wednesday August 11th at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry.

Memorials suggested to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Tx 75231 or to St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY. For more information please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or cal T.J. Woodward at 237-2626.

Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.  

Basom - Joshua K. Durham, 21, of Basom, died Saturday, (August 7, 2010) as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Albion Road in the town of Oakfield.

He was born July 28, 1989 in Batavia, a son of Scott Durham of Basom and Tina (Corcoran) Durham of Batavia.

Joshua enjoyed baseball and hunting. He loved his family and was a great uncle and brother.

Surviving along with his parents are two brothers, Matthew (Jackie) Durham of Oakfield and Stephen Durham of Batavia; a sister, Katie Durham of Basom; grandparents, Shirley Durham of East Pembroke and Edward and Beverly Corcoran of Batavia; a niece, Savannah Durham; a nephew, Gavin Durham and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is a grandson of the late Donald Durham and Lenora Durham.  

Calling hours are Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday also at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Pembroke Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

Oakfield - Matthew Ryan Ware, 22, of Oakfield, a roofer with A to Z Construction in Batavia, died Saturday, August 7, 2010 as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Albion Road in the Town of Oakfield.

Mr. Ware was born August 13, 1987 in Batavia, a son of Colleen Alexander Ware of Oakfield and Byron Ware of New Jersey.

He was a member of United Pentecostal Church, was a graduate of Oakfield Alabama High School where he was active in football for 6 years, basketball for 3 years, baseball for 1 year, outdoor track for 4 years and indoor track for 1 year. He was on the All-star League and All State Team.

Surviving along with his parents are a brother, Nicholas Alexander and Daniel Ware, both of Oakfield; a sister, Tanisha Majors of Oakfield; his step father, Jeffery Patrick of Oakfield; maternal grandmother, Constance Alexander of Batavia and grandfather, Hunter Alexander of Batavia; paternal grandparents, Albert & Betty Ware of NJ; a great-grandmother, Claudine Meney of Batavia; survived by numerous cousins.  

Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at United Pentecostal Church, 180 Oak St., Batavia, where services will follow at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield.   Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

 

Todd was born on January 12, 1958 a son of Joseph (Patricia) Mazzarella of Perry and Betty Mazzarella of Venice, Florida.

Mr. Mazzarella was a graduate of Perry High School and Geneseo State Collage. He was a self employed painter and pressure cleaner in Florida. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall South Venice Congregation. He enjoyed playing basketball and was an avid NY Yankees fan. He especially like spending time with his family.

Survived by his wife M. Catherine Mazzarella whom he married on April 20, 2008, 3 sons Michael and Joseph Mazzarella both of Sarasota, Fla, and Tate Wharton of Venice, Fla, 2 daughters: Tonya Pupko of Venice, Fla. And Torri Roberts of Daphne, Alabama, a granddaughter: Talia Phillips of Venice, Fla. mother and father-in-law: Bart and Margaret Cook of Bradenton, Fla., 5 sisters: Terry (Steve) Pierson of Perry, Tracy (Mark) Calvert of Venice, Fla., Tina (David) Kramell of Perry, Victoria (Rob) Cicero of Perry, and Trini Zintel of Perry. a brother: Tammy Mazzarella of Venice, Fla. Brother-in-law: R. Taylor Cook II of Ellenton, Fla. Sister-in-law: Susan (Nathan) Clouser of Ellenton, Fla. along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday August 8th at 3:00 pm at the Mt. Morris Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1721 Rt. 20A . Leicester, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call Timothy J. Woodward at 237-2626.

Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.

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Batavia - Mrs. Elizabeth C. Crane, 91, of Batavia, a clerk at The Daily News died Wednesday, August 4, 2010at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.
Mrs. Crane was born August 23, 1918 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Elmore) Johnson.
A member of the Batavia High School Class of 1939, she was member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Site, and its Sodality. She enjoyed her family and family gatherings were very important to her.
Her husband, W. Kenneth Crane, died in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Paul (Pat) Crane of Gates; 6 daughters, Maureen (Jim) Bowers of Liverpool, Mary Margaret (James) Eaton of Salem, NH, JoAnn (Richard) Peffer of Sackets Harbor, Janice (Alan) Forsyth of Chattanooga, TN, Donna (David) Cole of Fairport, and Rita (Terrence) McCormack of Batavia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sue Johnson of Batavia, Jane McCormick, Joseph Crane and Gertrude Crane, all of Rochester and Sally Annas of Florida; 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 
She was the grand mother of the late Aidan McCormack who died May 29, 1999 and sister of the late George Johnson, Elmore Johnson and Marguerite Laird.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Saturday followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Site, 303 E. Main St., Batavia. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's School, 2 Summit Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum.

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