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Byron - Mrs. Jean C. Forsyth, 79, of Byron and Winter Haven, Florida, office manager for the former Comstock Foods in Bergen, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010at St. John's Home Rochester

Mrs. Forsyth was born July 18, 1930 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Franklin H. and Florence Bower Churchill.

She was a member of South Byron United Methodist Church and a 61 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, Richard J. Forsyth, died in 1999.

Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Johnson of Churchville, Michelle (Steve) Alexander of Alabama and Debra (Kevin) Cummings of Churchville; six grandchildren,  Chad (Kelly) Johnson,  Adam (Diane) Cummings,  Amy Cummings,  Craig Alexander, Mark (Jenna) Alexander and Eric (Christina) Alexander; two great-grandchildren, Shaun and Dakota; a brother, Franklin (Joanne) Churchill of Brockport; a sister, Mary (Russell) Gillett of Perry and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She was the mother of the late David Johnson.

Friends may call on Thursday  from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Office for the Aging, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the Byron Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 210, Byron, New York 14422. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Eleanor R. (Wild) Schultz - Bergen - May 4, 2010, Age 90. 

She graduated from the Syracuse University and was a member of St. Brigid's Church, serving on its Bereavement Committee.

She was predeceased by her husband, George J. Schultz, a Xerox retiree. 

Mrs. Schultz is survived by her 7 children, George (Diane) Schultz of Westerville, OH, Terry (Margo) Schultz of Penfield, Christine (Vic) LaBaro of Webster, Cathy (Richard) Evert of Penfield, Mary (John) Lanphear and Barbara (George) Hogan, both of Bergen and Ann (Doug) Kimmel of Holley; 19 grandchildren, Stephen (Tracy) Schultz of Houston, TX, Suzanne (Ron) Frissora and David (Deborah) Schultz both of Westerville, OH, Tommy Taylor of Ithaca, Justine (Steve) Koenigsberg of Belmont, MA, Colleen (David) Labman, Carolyn (Michael) Linehan, Julie (Donald) Swartz, Michael Sprinkle, John Lanphear, Joey (Taryn) Lanphear, Rebecca Lanphear, Sarah Lanphear, Peter Lanphear, Kelly Hogan, Brian Hogan, Nicholas Kimmel, Zachery Kimmel and Jason Kimmel all of the Rochester area; 12 great-grandchildren, Jarrett, Morgan, Olivia, Nicholas, Emma, Lindsay, Ashley Eleanor, Joshua, Christopher, Haley, Jeremy and Samantha.  

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen. Her Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson St. Bergen. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Outreach Committ at St. Brigid's Church, P.O. Box 219, Bergen, NY 14416 or to Bergen Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, NY 14416. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Loren B. Manchester, Jr.
Batavia - Mr. Loren B. Manchester, Jr., 90, a retired teacher at Attica Central School, died Monday, May 3, 2010at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Manchester was born April 28, 1920 in Batavia, the son of the late Loren and Marie Brevick Manchester.

A lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia he served as a deacon, elder and trustee. He also was a member of many various committees of the Church and sang in the choir. A graduate of Alfred University with a BA degree and a graduate of University of Buffalo with a Masters in Education he taught science at Attica Central School for 35 years. During his tenure at Attica he was awarded two National Science Foundation grants in the field of Biological Science.

He was a World War II veteran with the US Army serving as a surgical technician at the 128th General Hospital both in the US and England.

Since retiring in 1981 he was involved in many community organizations. He was a Literacy Volunteer, served on the Board of the Genesee Symphony, past President of the Grandview Cemetery Association, a charter member of the Holland Land Harmonizers, a volunteer at UMMC and a member of the National Watch and Clock Association. For over 30 years he and his wife participated in many antique shows. He enjoyed repairing antique clocks, golf, gardening and playing the piano.

He was the husband of the late Esther Tanner Manchester, father of the late Loren B. Manchester, III, who was killed in an automobile accident and brother of the late Richard Manchester.

Survivors include his daughter, Nance (Jack) Francisco of Penn Yan; a granddaughter, Amie Francisco; a grandson, John Francisco and a dear friend, Robert Patrick of Batavia.

There will be no prior visitation. Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St., Batavia. Memorials may be made to Organ Fund of the 1st Presbyterian Church or the UMMC Foundation, 127 North St., both Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery. Arrangements were completed by the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, NY.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com


Bergen -  Richard J. Fink, M.D., 95, of Bergen, a physician for 53 years, died Saturday, May 1, 2010at New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia.

Dr. Fink was born November 27, 1914 in Rochester, the son of the late George B. and Lena (Hoak) Fink.

A graduate of the University of Rochester, he graduated from Georgetown Medical School in 1940 and served with the U.S. Army from 1941-1945. He was a physician for 53 years having affiliations with Bausch & Lomb, St. Mary’s Hospital and the former Park Avenue Hospital. A member of St. Brigid’s Church, he was a member of the Monroe County Medical Association, Morgan Manning House Historical Society, Historical Society of Bergen and was a life master in bridge. He was a former member of the Bergen Town Planning Board.

His beloved wife, Dorothy (Kraus) Fink, died December 6, 2007.

Survivors include 5 children, Dottie (John) Lootens of Rochester, Richard Fink II of Bergen, Ted (Jan) Fink, M.D. of Shelburne, VT,  Jeanne (Mike) Arnold of Syracuse and Gary (Kate) Fink of Bergen, 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Eric Anthony Fink and brother of the late Clara Beuckman and Alice Sadler.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson St., Bergen. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice in his name or to Bergen Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, NY 14416.  Burial will be in St. Brigid's Cemetery.   Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Joseph Michael Forti

Batavia - Joseph Michael Forti, 88, of Batavia, manager of the former Forti's Grocery Store in LeRoy, died Friday, April 30, 2010at Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia.

Mr. Forti was born May 24, 1921 in Batavia, the son of the late Michelangelo and Rose (Corcimiglia) Forti.

He was a member of Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph's Church and also worked at Tops Market.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen K. (Kelly) Forti whom he married  October 29, 1955; 3 sons, Paul (Linda) Forti of LeRoy, Joseph Forti of Arlington, VA and Louis (Michele) Forti of Wyoming, NY; a sister, Elizabeth Forti of LeRoy; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was the brother of the late John, Carmella, Anthony, Samuel and Nunzio Forti, Lena Macaluso and Sister Mary Forti, RSM

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St., Batavia. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Site. Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to Sisters of Mercy, 625 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum in Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  


Age 89, of Batavia, died Thursday morning April 29, 2010 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born August 31, 1920 in Neinkirchen, Austria daughter of the late Frank & Nowak (Parr) Forkl, also preceded in death by her sisters Mary Estrager, Frances "Vi" Yueckstock, Dorothy Weiner and brother Frank Forkl. She attended school #55 in Buffalo and the Burgard Night School, an X-Ray Tech for many years in California with McDonald Douglas and also Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo.

Surviving are her siblings Norm Forkl of N. Tonawanda, Ruth (Warner) Hopkins of Attica and Betty (George) Heissenberger of Rochester along with many dear nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday May 2, 2010 from 2-4 PM at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will immediately follow. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery and memorial suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585) 343-7500.

Antoinette M. Desimone, 91 of Batavia, NY died April 28, 2010 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born September 8, 1918 in Perry, daughter of the late Frank (Rose Massa) Sardina.  

Mrs. Desimone was a member of Ascension Parish St. Anthony’s Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Desimone (1968); two brothers Frank and Samuel Sardina; sister-in-law Grace Sardina. She is survived by Sons Charles A. (JoAnn) Desimone of FL; John (Carol) Desimone of Brockport; sister Josephine Natolie of Batavia; sisters-in-law Rose LaGeorgia and Lois Sardina both of Perry; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 PM on Monday May 3, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Tuesday May 4, 2010 at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020.

BURIAL: St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester 99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450 or to the donor’s choice. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, Ny 14020 

Batavia - Mrs. Marjorie H. Bollech, 87, of Batavia, died Thursday, (April 29, 2010) at her home.

Mrs. Bollech was born September 9, 1922 in Waterloo, a daughter of the late Glen and Jessie (Kehr) Kidd.

Mrs. Bollech was a teacher's aide at Genesee Valley B.O.C.E.S. in Batavia.  She was a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, where was a member of St. Joseph's Sodality. Mrs. Bollech was also a member of St. Jerome's Guild and enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Walter Thomas (Margaret) Bollech of Dover, Delaware and David (Linda) Bollech of Geneva; a sister, Alice (Earl T.) Wadhams of Phelps; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She is the wife of the late Walter Bollech and sister of the late Harold Kidd.

Calling hours are Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterloo. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com



Age 89. April 24, 2010 died peacefully at her home in Batavia, NY, where she was a long time resident.

Born in Shade Gap, PA on March 12, 1921, daughter of the late Francis & Elsie (Everett) Peck, she was the wife of the late Dr. James Robert Brill of Jamestown, NY. She was a 1943 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital School of Nursing (formerly known as Jefferson Medical College Hospital) in Philadelphia, PA, and served in WWII in the elite U.S. Army Nurse Corps, during which time she was a first lieutenant nurse anesthetist at Woodrow Wilson Hospital in Staunton, VA. She was one of the last surviving WWII women veterans in the Western New York area. During her nursing career, she worked in many area hospitals, and assisted her late husband in his practice in Randolph, NY.

She is survived by five children: Kandace (late Christian) Lombart, Amherst; Kirk (Barbara) Brill, NE; Kegan Brill, Kenmore; Kathryn Ann Brill, Ithaca; and Kayla (James) Biltucci, Rochester and eight grandchildren: Laurence Marie (John), Karine Anne, Patrick, Breton, Britanny (Josh), Trevor, Alana and Lilli.

Also surviving Mrs. Brill are two sisters, Artemus (Max) Reck, Ill.; Genevieve Salingo, FL; and one brother David (Ruth) Peck, PA; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. J.R. Brill who died Jan. 1 , 1980; by three sisters Margaret Burdge, Erma Smith Murphy; Hazel Pendergast Krick and by a brother Harry Peck.

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Friday April 30 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020 where prayers 9:30 AM Saturday May 1 will be followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site) 16 Ellicott Street in Batavia. Donations may be made to the Mary Kathryn Peck Brill Nursing Scholarship c/o the M.S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC. Burial will be with her late husband in Randolph Cemetery. Questions may be directed to Michael Tomaszewski at (585) 343-7500.


Alexander - Mrs. Joan L. Dwyer, age 61, of Alexander, who loved spending time with her grandchildren, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Dwyer was born December 2, 1948, in Dansville, a daughter of the late James and Maude Dann Dwyer.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Edward Woodrich of Alexander; two sons, Daniel Leiston of Batavia and John (Crystal) Leiston, Jr. of Alexander; a daughter, Alison Leiston of Basom; two brothers, James (Donna) Dwyer of Oakfield and Brian (Kathy) Dwyer of Oklahoma; five sisters, Cynthia (Richard) Brinkman of Elba, Colleen (Dwight) Porter of Missouri, Leslie Veeley of Oklahoma, Sharon Anzalone of Oakfield and Carline Kruchten of Mount Morris; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 10 to 12 p.m. Friday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue where a prayer service will be held at 12 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at burdettandsanford.com.




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