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Bernadine B. Foote, 72 of Elba, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (April 7, 2015) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.

She was born in Buffalo, NY on February 16, 1943, daughter of the late Frank and Florence Plewniak Bakos.

Bernadine was a former executive director for the Red Cross of Orleans County and office clerk for Dr. Ecker Dentistry  in Batavia prior to her retirement. She was a member of Ascension Parish where she volunteered at the church bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially around the holidays where she was able to show off her great cooking skills.

She was the wife of the late Arnold Foote who passed away in 1999.

Survivors include her daughter, Stacy (Jerome) Scharlau of Alexander. Son, Jason (Brooke) Foote of Elba. Grandchildren, Marissa and Jessica Scharlau , Jacob, Emma and Garrison Foote. Brothers, Thomas (Eleanor) Bakos of Batavia, Paul (Barbara) Bakos of Maryland, Frank (Darlene) Bakos of Tennessee, Stephen Bakos of Batavia and Bernard (Mary) Bakos of Batavia.  Nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 12 noon at Ascension Parish (corner of Swan and Sumner Sts.). Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

John C. Ellis, 71, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo on April 6, 2015 surrounded by his devoted family.  He was born in Batavia on September 23, 1943 to Elsie M. Woodworth (Tiberio-Ellis) and Charles J. Ellis. John was preceded in death by his fiancé Ruth Dutton, parents, step-father Deane P. Woodworth, and sister Sherry Woodworth Farnsworth.

He is survived by his loving children, Wayne Ellis of Fort Myers, Terry (Catrina) Penders, Tammy Nanni of Oakfield, Kathy (Donald) Park of Pavilion, Lynn (Gerald) Sanders of Batavia; sisters Ann Marie Ellis of Fort Myers, Susan (James) Moore of Valrico, Susan (James) Flagg of Tallahassee; brother James Woodworth of LeRoy. John's legacy includes his adoring 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.

He worked as a highway equipment operator employed by the New York State Department of Transportation.  As an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Ascension Parish, John demonstrated that his faith was always the center of his life. Throughout his life John enjoyed the great outdoors!   In his earlier years he camped with his children, raised horses, sponsored 4-H groups, and maintained a garden.  During his retirement years, when he wasn't traveling, one could find him spending time caring for his yard and flowers or you just might catch him sharing time with friends at the Pok-A-Dot.   John was proud to be a avid New York Yankee and Dallas Cowboy fan. He was the cowboy of the family.  Affectionately, he was called:  "Johnny Boots".  He liked everything western from his clothes to his music.  The message he left for us on his grave stone reads:  "Happy trails to you until we meet again!"

Come to CELEBRATE JOHN from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main St., Batavia.  A Prayer Service will be held at 7 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street Batavia, New York 14020 followed by interment at the Morganville Cemetery, Stafford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to the NYS Veteran's Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond Avenue Batavia, New York 14020 or a favorite charity. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Ann T. Huber, 81, of Attica passed away Saturday April 4, 2015 in Warsaw, New York. She was born July 26, 1933 to the late Peter (Anna Tronolone) Carnevale. She is preceded in death by her brother Michael Carnevale.

She was a devoted wife of Douglas Huber, loving mother to Keith (Leslie) and Kenneth (Debbie) Huber; grandmother to Bradley, Matthew and Kevin and sister to Peter “Eugene” (Patricia) Carnevale.

Ann and her brothers were raised by their parents in Attica. A first generation Italian-American, she earned a degree from D’Youville College. Eventually Ann built a career of over 40 years as a Medical Technologist at the Genesee County Lab in Batavia. Better known as “Boots” amongst friends and neighbors, she enjoyed golf and gardening in addition to being a faithful parishioner of her church. Ann spent many wonderful years together with loved ones on the family farm.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday April 10, 2015 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish) 1230 Clinton Street Bennington Center, New York 14011. She will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad 1353 Clinton Street Attica, New York 14011. For more information please call 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.

Connie Ann Meisner, 71, of Attica, died peacefully with her husband Tom at her side, at Genesee County Nursing Home on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Born on June 28, 1943 to the late Larry (Betty Jean Boyles) Wilson in Philippi, WV, Connie was the beloved wife of Thomas B. Meisner, loving mother of Scott (Laurie) Meisner, and Todd (Amy) Meisner.  She was a devoted and loving grandmother to her two grandchildren, JT and Alexis.

Connie is survived by her brother, L. Greg (Paula) Wilson, niece Tiffany (Brad) and nephew Dane (Meghan) along with aunts, uncles and many cousins.

Connie spent her early childhood in Philippi, WV and then moved to Oakfield, NY in the early 1950’s.  She attended nursing school after graduating from high school.  She always enjoyed caring for others.  Over the years she worked as a bus aide for the handicapped children and as a home health aide caring for those who needed her.  Most recently, Connie was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Attica participating in the Prayer and Share group.  This group wrote cards weekly to recognize birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions of people in the community.

Connie was a loving soul who looked for the good in others.  She would befriend strangers, take time to visit and chat and always have a smile on her face.  She shared her love with her dogs, Cocoa and Suzie. Connie was a free spirit and shared her creativity with others.

Friends are invited to call on Friday April 10, 2015 from 4-8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 11, 2015 at Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  For more information please call 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.

Batavia - Jessie E. Frier, 68, of Batavia, died Sunday (April 5, 2015) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Jessie was born March 28, 1947 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Edward and Doris (Foster) Meyers.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jessie will be remembered for her dedication to taking care of people.  She was a certified nurses assistant at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn Frier of Batavia; children, Kathleen (James) Grasby of LeRoy, Deborah (Douglas) Brown of Cowlesville and Bradley Frier of Batavia; grandchildren, Douglas Brown Jr., Danielle (Jon) Winter and Jason Grasby; great-grandchildren, Faith Winter, Leland Winter, Ava Brown and Blake Brown; brothers, Gary (Carla) Meyers of North Carolina, Dennis (LuAnn) Meyers of Batavia, David (Vicky) Andrews of Rochester and James (Vanessa) Andrews of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

She is a sister of the late Paul Andrews and Lorraine Chartrand.  

There are no prior calling hours and services will be private.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.   

Memorials may be made to the family or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-9856.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

 

 

 

Philadelphia — Michael R. Phillips, 58, of Washington Crossing, PA, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, while in the company of his loving fiance and family.
Michael was born June 30, 1956, in the Batavia, son of the Dr. Paul J. and the late Dorothy Phillips of Batavia, NY.

Michael graduated from Paul Smith College in Lake Placid, NY, and received his bachelor's degree in hotel management from Florida International University. 

Michael was an avid animal lover, and his passion was horses.  He spent the last 10 years volunteering many, many hours at Reindancer Therapeutic Riding Center, an organization that works with individuals with a range of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social special needs including military veterans through horses.

Surviving along with his father, is Michael's finance, Dr. John "Yanni" Styliaras, three brothers, Paul (Lisa Bosley) of Loveland, Colo., Edward of Babylon, NY, and Daniel (Jacquie) of Batavia; three sisters, Anne of Batavia, Constance Chisolm of Rochester and Katie (Robert) Brown of Batavia; many nieces and nephews, as well as, his dear friend, Richard Oriolo.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at Thursday, April 9 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph's Church at 9:30 a.m.  Memorials in honor of Michael's memory, can be made to the Reindancer Therapeutic Riding Center (www.reindancer.org).

Anthony J. "Tony" Ilacqua, 82 of Batavia, passed away Saturday (April 4, 2015) at United Memorial Medical Center.

He was born in Geneva, NY on November 8, 1932, son of the late Joseph and Angela Giaimis Ilacqua.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served his country with the U.S. Air Force. Anthony was employed as a printer for The Daily News prior to his retirement and was the former owner of Caito’s Liquor Store in Batavia.  He had also worked for some time at the Batavia Downs and was a member of the Glenn S. Loomis Post 332 American Legion.  Anthony enjoyed spending time with his family and was affectionately known as “Papa” by his loving grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carmela Colantonio Ilacqua of Batavia. Two daughters, Angela (Phil) Heiman of Pavilion and Maria (Jim) McAndrew of Mechanicsburg, PA. Son, Anthony (Amy) Ilacqua of Oakfield.  Grandchildren, Kevin, Caroline, Scott, Brian, Eric, Michael, Anthony, Jordan and Brenna. His feline friends, Muffin, Lucky and Holly.

He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Ilacqua.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME​, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 12pm noon at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia. Entombment will be in Fr. T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum.

Those desiring may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. 

 

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Dora Louise Popp-Milliron, 93, of Buffalo formerly of Perry died on Friday April 3, 2015 at her home in Buffalo surrounded by family.  She was born in Perry on June 5, 1921 a daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Lowery Barber. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband: John Popp who died in 1966, and siblings: Ruth Marcucci, Clifford and John Barber.

Dora was a graduate of Perry High School. She worked for the former Champion Products in Perry, and after moving to Buffalo 47 years ago she worked for The University of Buffalo in the Credit Union Department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts.

She is survived by her husband Edwin whom she married in 1969, 2 sons: Dr. A. John (Margaret Vosburgh) Popp of Albany, Tom (Holly) Popp of Seneca Falls, a step daughter: Deborah Hough of Buffalo, a sister: Harriett Gill of Perry, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday April 7th from 11:30am – 12:30pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 12:30pm. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 14530 or to the Perry Central School Alumni Association.

To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

DENNIS P. O'KEEFE - age 74, of West Seneca died suddenly Thursday afternoon April 2, 2015 at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital. He was born January 17, 1941 in Buffalo, NY to the late John M. and Kathryn (Homegardner) O'Keefe also preceded in death by brothers, John "Jack" and Michael O'Keefe and sister, Marianne Lopez.

   Mr. O'Keefe was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Hamburg and worked for many years at General Motors prior to his retirement. He is a US Marine Corps Veteran and a former school board member in Orchard Park.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 49 years, Barbara (Whalen) O'Keefe of West Seneca; loving sons, Dennis (Linda) O'Keefe of Guilderland, NY, Rev. Patrick O'Keefe (formerly in residence at St. Padre Pio Parish Elba/Oakfield) of Hamburg and Kevin (Sue) O'Keefe of Winchester, VA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews survive.

   The O'Keefe family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Monday April 6 and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday April 7, 2015 at the Hoy Funeral Home 3855 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14224. Please join the family in Celebrating his Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 8, 2015 at Saints Peter and Paul R.C. Church 66 East Main Street Hamburg, New York 14075. Mr. O'Keefe will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery Lackawanna, NY and memorials in his memory can be made to D'Youville College 320 Porter Ave. Buffalo, new York 14201 or J.P.'s Foundation, Inc. at www.jpsfoundation.org  

   Please leave your words of comfort to his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or www.hoyfuneralhome.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

Gerald A. Dedoszak, 63, of Varysburg died Wednesday April 1, 2015 peacefully at his home under the loving care of his immediate family and hospice.  He was born February 27, 1952 in Buffalo to John and Helen Beglinger Dedoszak.

Jerry retired from Motorola, Inc. after 35 years of service.  After retirement, he held several part time jobs and owned harness race horses.  He enjoyed golfing, bowling, watching his horses race, working in his yard and woods, and watching the Buffalo Bills and NY Yankees.  He mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Jerry was a proud member of the Varysburg Lions Club, the Wyoming County Veterans Club, Sons of the American Legion, and several harness racing associations.  He was a former member of St. Nicholas RC Church in North Java.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Tamara (Cartwright) Dedoszak; daughters Krystal (Brian) Dominick of Varysburg and Cassandra Shearing of Milwaukee, WI; sister Jeanne (David Schwenkbeck) Eck and brother Steven (Michele) Dedoszak;  sisters-in-law Kimberly (Charles) Schwab and Sueanna Cartwright; brother-in-law Arthur Cartwright; parents-in-law Andrea Lavery, Joseph (Brenda) Lavery and Chyra (Steve Balmas) Bowles, along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  Jerry was also expecting his first grandchild in June.

Family and friends may call from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and 3:00PM – 7:00PM on Monday April 6, 2015 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC.  135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 10:00AM at the Nativity Lutheran Church on Route 20A in East Aurora. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Nicholas Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Varysburg Lions Club- Rt 20A Varysburg, New York 14167, Homecare & Hospice 450 North Main Street, Ste3 Warsaw, New York 14569, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm Street & Carlton Street Buffalo, New York 14203 or an organization of the donor’s choice. 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.

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