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Hornell - Regina L. Tanner, 56, of Hornell, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Elderwood at Hornell.

Miss Tanner was born October 31, 1961 in Batavia, a daughter of the late William E. and LaRue V. Paul Tanner.

Regina enjoyed reading and collecting butterflies and frogs. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching The Price is Right on television and loved the color green.

She is survived by her siblings; Edward M. Tanner of Oakfield, Michael A. Tanner of Hornell Milton H. (Deborah) Tanner of Bath and Teresa L. Tanner of Hornell; along with aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will follow at 1 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Cary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14620.To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

m._rock.jpgMARY K. ROCK ~ Age 87, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday July 23, 2018 at Premier Genesee Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 26, 1931 in Batavia, NY a daughter of the late William and Pauline (Cooper) Wescott also preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Rock and brother, Donald Wescott. 

Mary Kay was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) where she volunteered many years at the annual Lawn Fete and was an X-Ray Technician at the former St. Jerome's Hospital. She was a wonderful, caring, and giving mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.                                                    

Surviving are her beloved children, William (Paula) Rock of Batavia, Richard (Kathleen) Rock of Rush, Donald Rock of Oakfield, David (Lisa) Rock of TX and Virginia (James) Henning of Batavia; brother,  William (Joan) Wescott of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Wescott of VA, Eleanor (William) Thweatt of Batavia; 12 grandchildren, Benjamin, Michael (Brittany), Kenneth (Candice), Stephanie (Matthew), Jessica (Paul), Robert, Stacie (Travis), Matthew, Emily (Jeremy), Andrew, John & Natalie; 6 great-grandchildren, Travis Jr., Joshua, Annabel, Lyric, Jermiah, Ryan, and another beautiful baby girl who will arrive this Friday along with several nieces and nephews. 

Please join the Rock family to Celebrate Mary Kay's Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am Thursday July 26, 2018 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). She will be laid to rest alongside her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY 2805 Wehrle Drive Suite 6 Williamsville, New York 14221. 

Please share your words of comfort with Mary Kay's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

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

roses.jpg  Alice J. Willard. 82, of Attica passed away on July 21, 2018 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born on August 3, 1935 in Alden to the late Karl and Martha (Brunner) Schreiber.

In addition to her parents, Alice is predeceased by her husband Theodore J. Willard; baby daughter Allison Willard and several siblings.

She is survived by her children; Robert (Kathleen) Willard of Attica and Lesa (Leo) Stockschleader of Batavia; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Dept. 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

 

Gates - Phyllis M. Bellavia, 81, of Gates, a former employee of Stromberg-Carlson Div. of General Dynamics in Rochester, died Monday, July 23, 2018 at her home in Gates.

Miss Bellavia was born September 28, 1936 in Rochester, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Antoinette (Tarana) Bellavia.

Survivors include 2 brothers, James Bellavia of Bergen and Alphonse (Fran) Bellavia of East Rochester; a niece,  Lori Ann (Gordon) Kellogg of Bergen;3 nephews, Gregory Bellavia of Byron, Alphonse (Carol) Bellavia, Jr. of Honeoye and Marc (Maria Miller) Bellavia of OH; and a great-nephew, Adam (Brittany) Drexler of Scottsville.

There are no prior calling hours.  Friends may attend her graveside service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at Mt. Rest Cemetery, 78 South Lake Street, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.  Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.    Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

jones.jpgGertrude E. Jones, 91 of Perry, passed away peacefully on Monday July 23, 2018, surrounded by her family at Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. She was born April 24, 1927 to the late Samuel (Clara Z. Simmons) Gee. She is preceded in death by her husband Alvin L. Jones and several siblings.

Mrs. Jones retired from Champion Company in Perry after many years. She volunteered at the Perry Clothes Closet and was known as the “Mayor of Main Street”. Mrs. Jones was a lifetime member of Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry and volunteered there for most of her life. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life.

She is survived by children Walter (Norma) Gee of Perry; William (Sandra) Jones of Mulberry, FL; Dennis (Tina) Jones of Castile; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. Her Funeral Service will immediately follow, 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brick Presbyterian Church, 6 Church St. or to Community Clothes Closet and Thrift Store, 6 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

mike_fiorella.jpgMICHAEL P. FIORELLA ~ of Batavia, Age 66, died peacefully Friday morning July 20, 2018 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital following a courageous battle with ALS. Mike was born February 26, 1952, the son of the late Philip and Monica (Szczesny) Fiorella, he is also predeceased by his brother, Louis Fiorella; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Fiorella and brother-in-law, John Pickert.

Mike worked for Genesee County for many years as well as working at Terry Hills Golf Course in the Pro Shop. He was an avid bowler having achieved the perfect 300 on a couple occasions and had a pretty good golf game as well.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy (Pickert) Fiorella of Batavia; brother, Philip Fiorella of Rochester; mother-in-law, Marion Pickert; step children, Colleen (Tom) Kemp and Ronnie Odessa all of Batavia; grandchildren, Carissa (Brett) Doward, Rylie Odessa and Bryce Odessa; great-grandson, Brett Doward; sisters-in-law, Chris Fiorella, Cindy McDonald, Pat Christini, JoAnn Ficarella; brother-in-law, Donald Pickert; nephews, Brian Fiorella, Mark (Julie) Fiorella, Phillip (Christine) Fiorella; nieces, Melissa Fiorella and Tammy (Dave) LaVeck along with several great nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation, please join Mike's family to Celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial 11am Tuesday July 24 at Ascension Parish corner of Swan & Sumner Sts with Rev. Walter John Szczesny Officiating. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family that will be  shared with the various organizations who assisted Mike during his illness. 

Please share your words of comfort with Mike's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL P. FIORELLA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020

LeRoy ~ Thomas N. Hassett, age 90, of Platt Avenue, passed away Friday morning (July 20, 2018) in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born June 10, 1928 in Rochester, a son of the late Thomas M. and Mary Fisher Hassett.

     Tom was a very loving and caring person, who was devoted to his family and his faith.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, a 25 gallon blood donor over his lifetime and an avid reader.

     He is survived by his wife, Alice Stefani; his children, Valerie (Wayne) Blaisdell of Scottsville, Christine (Douglas) Frew of NC and Neil (Elisa) Hassett of CA; step children, Marcia (Timothy) McMullen of Castile, Mark (Rita) McKeon of Rochester, John (Kathy) McKeon III of NC, Patricia Iamon of Byron, Robert (Tammy) Stefani Jr. of LeRoy, Deborah (Larry) Reeves of MN, Laura (Douglas) Platt of Byron and Allen (Cindy) Stefani of LeRoy; siblings, Gerald (Sharon) Hassett of Rochester, Robert (Patricia) Hassett of Caledonia and Marie (Robert) Sickles of FL; sisters-in-law, Joyce Hassett of CA and Carol Ann Hassett of Rochester; special nephew, Glenn (Deborah) Sickles of Scottsville; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his wives, Carol Hassett and Eleanor Hassett and brothers, Paul Hassett and Edward Hassett.

     The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beth Miller for her compassionate care of Tom.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 W. Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Hassett's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

LeRoy ~ Terry P. "Tuba" McQuillen, age 62, formerly of Fredonia and Rutland, VT, passed away peacefully at home early Wednesday morning (July 18, 2018).

     He was born August 18, 1955 in Batavia, a son of Margaret "Peg" Chambers McQuillen and the late Robert McQuillen.

     Terry was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Batavia and his work eventually took him away to Fredonia and Rutland, VT, before returning back to his home town.  He had a deep love for his family and enjoyed playing cards, golf and going to the racetrack.  He was also an avid NY Yankees fan.  Over the last 3 years as Tuba bravely battled cancer , he never once lost his wickedly funny sense of humor , his generous spirit to others, or his positive outlook on life.

     He is survived by his mother, Margaret "Peg" McQuillen of LeRoy; his siblings, Patricia (David) Daansen of LeRoy, Mary Lynn (Richard) Jacko of Pittsburgh, PA, Stephen (Sheila) McQuillen of Stafford, Peter (Judy) McQuillen of LeRoy, Timothy (Sue) McQuillen of Byron and Amy (Jeff) Sturm of Erie, PA; his children, Joseph (Becky) McQuillen of FL and Jennifer (Jerod) Richardson-Crouch of FL, and their children; good friend, Maxine Balch of Rutland, VT, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Robert in 1996.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Terry's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

neubert.jpg  Alex A. Neubert, of Batavia died peacefully on July 21 at the age of 83.  He was born on September 1, 1934 in Batavia New York to the late William Albert and Louise (Kisella) Neubert. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary D. Neubert, his sisters Irene (Edward) Brenkus, Mary (Dominic) Mancuso, Blanche (Robert) Schrock, and Frances Neubert, and his brothers John (Mabel), Julius (Roslyn) and Frank (Gloria).

He is survived by his son, Alex Neubert (Jay Sackett) of Rochester; his in-laws Frank (Bunny) D'Aurizio, Nicholas (Robin) D'Aurizio and Anthony (Connie) D'Aurizio, and several nieces and nephews. 

After high school, Alex served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  Upon return home, he worked briefly for Pepsi Cola Bottling Corp. and then went to work for R. R. Gamble where, after many years on the road as a salesman for the company, he and his business partners, Frank Markwica and Gerald Tomaszewski Sr., owned and operated the business until it was sold in 1997.

He was a lifelong member of Resurrection Church (St. Joseph's) in Batavia.  He enjoyed nothing more than “being out on the course” and was a longtime member of Stafford County Club, along with numerous social clubs including the Polish Falcons and the former St. Nicolas Social Club.  In his younger days he enjoyed weeknight bowling leagues, and weekend fishing and hunting adventures with his brothers-in-law.  The Yankees were his team, through the good years and the bad.  More recently “Uncle Alex” could often be found most afternoon’s at his favorite stomping grounds enjoying time with his friends.  Anyone who knew him, knew that he loved life and lived it to the fullest. 

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday July 25, 2018 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  9:00AM Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday July 26th followed by a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Church) 303 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  Interment with Military Honors will take place at Father Bernard Kelly Mausoleum, Batavia, where he will be laid to rest with his wife.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020; or any favorite charity of your choice. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

dairy_farm.jpg  John F. Gebel, 88, of North Java passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry. He was born April 26, 1930 in North Java, NY to the late Leo J. and Catherine M (Perl) Gebel.  John is predeceased by his wife; Sharon Gebel; two sisters Evelyn (Frances) Brunner of North Java and Theresa (late Roy) George of North Java.  

He was a life-long dairy farmer in North Java with a passion for baseball and music.  

John is survived his children; David (Robin) Grover of Wilmington, NC., Kenneth Grover of Java Center and Susan Grover of Warsaw; three sisters Mary (late Nicholas) Perry of Sheldon, Ann Marie (late Robert) Dimick of Bennington and Clarine (Raymond) Meisner of Bennington; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday July 24, 2018 from 5-7PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday July 25th at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish 2311 Attica St. Varysburg, NY 14617. He will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery in North Java.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Java Rescue Squad 4274 Route 98, N. Java, NY 14113 or Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St Perry, NY 14530. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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