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Dennis W. White born August 15, 1942 (son of the late Almer and Myrtle White) former resident of Akron and Batavia NY, passed peacefully at his home in Carlsbad, New Mexico on October 30, 2018.

Loving father to Natalie White, Michelle White, James (Trena) White, Sarah Tsirtsakis, and Jennifer (Nick) Parisi. Brother to Maggie (Brian) Tiedt, Ruth (John) Grover, Richard (Fran) White, Susan Trinkle, the late Robert White.

Dennis is survived by 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life memorial for family and friends will be held on August 24, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. at Newstead Skyline Park across from the east entrance to Akron Falls Park.

Corfu -- Alice L. Harlach, 75, of Corfu, NY died July 24, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness. Alice was born September 10, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Mildred Bucci. Preceded in death by her husband Paul “Skip” Harlach and siblings Joseph Jr., Louis (Donna), and Rose. 

She is survived by her daughters Cindy (Herbie) Froebel and Jackie (Stephen) Swimline, 5 grandchildren Robin (Jeffrey) Czwojdak, Chad (Stephanie) Froebel, Allison (Michael) Czwojdak, Beau (Caroline) Froebel, Luke (Kari) Swimline, her brother Ralph, nephew Robert, her cute great grandchildren, Connor, Tessa, Ella, Theo, Grant, Rhen, and soon-to-be Veronica, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always put her family first. 

Family and friends may call on Monday, July 29th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 30th at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. 

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Joseph Topor, 84, of Darien Center, passed away on July 25, 2019. He was born on April 30, 1935 in Buffalo, NY.

Joseph was a Fireman for the Buffalo Fire Department for over 30 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Bennington. Joe was loved by many and will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Joseph is survived by his children, April Cummings, of Boston, NY, Thomas Cadena, of Denmark WI, and Shanon (Kyle) King, of Hatley, WI.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 10- 11 AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1230 Clinton St., Bennington, Attica, NY 14011. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at the church.

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.

 

Corfu - Violet A. Seweryniak, 80, of Corfu, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Violet was born September 24, 1938, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Frank and Clara (Kroll) Mutka.

Violet was a former member of the Alden Art Society and was an avid reader who loved using her computer and traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Leon J. Seweryniak; a daughter, Lisa Joan Seweryniak; brothers, Robert (late Bernadine) Mutak and Phillip Mutka; sisters, Helen (Ken) Kwitzer, Carol (late Henry) Klein and Diane (Ronald) Benzel and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.       

Violet is the mother of the late John Seweryniak and sister of the late Richard Mutak, Frank Mutka and Elizabeth Lewandowski.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Violet's Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3 at St. Maximillion Kolbe Parish, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke.  Violet will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia in a private ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or online at www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.

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

 

shea.pngDORIS J. SHEA – Age 79, of Batavia, died peacefully July 25, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Doris was born in Buffalo, NY on December 30, 1939, a daughter of the late Harry and Sally (Waldron) Schneider and was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wayne in 2006.

Doris was very active enjoying yearly trips to Florida and trips to Branson, Missouri, stops at the casino, NYS Fair, Erie County Fair and Christmas shopping for her grandchildren. She was an avid bowler, was always cheering on the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres and as many remember the painted pumpkins for Halloween on the corner of Main and Cedar Sts was the work of, Doris.

She is survived by her beloved children, Dan (Beth) Shea, Kathy Shea, Tom (Debbie) Shea and Tim (Kim) Shea all of Batavia; loving grandmother of Danny, Scott, Brandon (Ashley), Dylan, Kyle, Ryan; cherished G-Ma to Addison; great-grandmother of Anthony; sister, Sandra (Bill) Funke of E. Pembroke; sister-in-law of Richard (Angel) Shea of New York City along with 4 nieces and 1 nephew.

The Shea family will be present Tuesday July 30, 2019 from 4–8PM 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 take place 11AM Wednesday July 31. She will be buried alongside her husband in Grand View Cemetery and those wishing to make memorials in her memory can do so to a charity of their choice.

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

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

Batavia - Beatrice A. Hinton, 93, formerly of Maple Springs, NY, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2019 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness.  Beattie, as she was known by all, was born in Jamestown, NY. 

She was predeceased by her husband, L. Dexter Hinton in 2008. 

She is survived by her loving family, daughter, Marcia H. (Robert) Noonan; son, David M.(Susan) Hinton; grandsons, Ryan C. Noonan, Kevin R. Noonan, Dr. Brendan P. Noonan, Mitchell D. Noonan, David Dexter Hinton and Andrew J. Hinton and great-grandchildren Madeleine Eily Hope Noonan and Jaxon Colin Noonan.

Beattie loved life, her family, and helping anyone in need.  She had a cheerful personality and a smile for all of those around her.  Beattie loved cooking, baking and entertaining, always including family, neighbors and friends.  She will be missed by all, and consistent with her deep Christian faith, her family is confident that she is in a better place.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her name to the Sunshine Fund at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, New York 14482. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

campo.jpgJacqueline W. Campo, 92 of Batavia, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. She was born March 6, 1927 in Batavia, to the late Charles (Susan Elliott) Wilkes. Mrs. Campo is preceded in death by her husband Samuel Campo, daughter Teresa Giesler, siblings David Wilkes and Jane Castronova.

Mom lived her life showing her family what it meant to love, what strength looked like, and exemplified never allowing yourself to stop learning/growing.  Mom provided us with home, our safe place, our sanctuary.  There was always a bed, a place at the table, a hot meal, coffee, cookies, and most importantly an ear to listen. 

She was fond of horses to the point where we all had riding lessons and eventually horses of our own, she raised and showed purebred Schipperkes, a small Belgian dog, with no small success in the dog show circuit.  She loved to bake and garden, she was dedicated to her job, she loved to walk and do crossword puzzles to keep her mind sharp, she was an avid reader and a good cook.

Mom, Grandma, Aunt Jackie, you will be dearly missed and we will be forever grateful that you made our world a much happier place because you existed.

She is survived by her loving daughters JoAnn (Philip) O’Geen of LeRoy; Deborah Smith of Batavia; Cathryn (Patrick) McCay of Pittsburgh, PA; son-in-law Mark Giesler of Batavia; 9 grandchildren Mark (Sarah) Tomaszewski, Donald O’Geen, Amy (Tony) Ilacqua, Jessica (Phillip) Farley, Chad (Jennifer) Giesler, Matthew (Amanda) Giesler, Sara Smith, Ryan and Charles McCay, 14 grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday July 28, 2019 from 2 to 5 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Monday July 29, 2019 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smile Train (to help children with clefts) www.smiletrain.org. 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.

BECAUSE OF CROSSROADS GARAGE SALE THAT IS OCCURING TODAY, WE ENCOURAGE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO ARE ATTENDING CALLING HOURS TO EITHER PARK ON EAST MAIN STREET OR IN ST. JOSEPH'S PARKING LOT.

Batavia - John F. "Jack' Andrews, age 81, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing At Batavia.

Jack was born November 6, 1937, in Batavia, son of the late Victor T. and Marjorie Francis Andrews.

Jack is survived by his wife, Sharon Stephens Andrews whom he married on June 25, 1966; his daughter, Stacy (Aidan) Brewer of Ossining; his beloved grandchildren; Arina Brewer and Lonya Brewer; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Andrews of Buffalo, Sharon Andrews of Wallkill and Lynda Stephens of Buffalo; his cousin, Sharon Hensel of Buffalo and several nieces and nephews.

Jack is predeceased by his daughter, Carolann K. Andrews who passed away on June 28, 1998 and his brothers, Lee and Donald Andrews.

When Jack was 15 he was stricken with polio and was told he would never walk again. Because of his strength, determination, and fortitude he defied the odds and went on to graduate from Niagara University and became a well respected CPA in the area. 

He started out with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen then joined Charles Mancuso & Sons in Batavia. Moving on, he then opened his own firm with Paul Tenney. He then partnered with Paul Battaglia and Tim Moag to form BAM, (Battaglia Andrews and Moag). Years later they merged with Freed Maxick, Sachs and Murphy, in Buffalo.

In addition to his work he was always ready to serve the community on many boards, including: The Saint Jerome Hospital Board, Eastern Health System, UMMC, Genesee County IDA, Genesee Community College Foundation, and was a longtime trustee of St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff on the 2nd floor of UMMC and the ICU for the wonderful care they gave Jack. Also the wonderful staff at The Grand who administered to him in his final days.

Last but not least, we want to thank the staff of Johnny’s Angels for sending us the most compassionate girls to care for Jack during the past year. They became a big part of our family.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Jack's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Flowers are gratefully declined.  Please consider memorials in Jack's name to St. Joseph's Regional School, 2 Summit Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

 

BATAVIA - Judith E. Alwardt, 81, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital, a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Judith was born October 22, 1937, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Stanley and Doris (Barnard) Davis.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, enjoyed playing cards, going to the Senior Center and the Genesee County Fair.  Judy loved to go out to eat and made it a goal to be the first person through the door of any new restaurant or store that openend in the area. 

She is the wife of Robert Alwardt, of Batavia.  The two were married August 1, 1981.

Surviving along with her husband are her children, Michael (Judy) Anderson of Stafford, Paula Helms of California, Wendy (Christopher) Hilbert of Bergen, Kristine (Kevin) Brinkman of South Dakota; step children, Kenneth Alwardt of Florida, Karen Warren of Batavia, Susan (Lowell) Farnsworth of Oakfield, Sharon Wall of Batavia; brothers, Jack (Stella) Davis of Virginia, Douglas (late Ida) Davis of Pavilion, Stephen (late Mary) Davis of Warsaw; a sister, Deborah (Harold) Seelman of Forest Point; sister-in-law, Susan Davis of Churchville; brother-in-law, George Squires of Byron.  11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.

Judith was predeceased by a brother, David Davis.

Friends may call from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  A gravside service will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM in Stafford Rural Cemetery, 8971 Transit Road, Stafford with Rev. Dr. Roula Alkhouri officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gollisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester, Gift & Donor Records, PO Box 270032, Rochester, NY 14627 (https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital.aspx); Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020 (www.geneseecancerassistance.org/donate); or Genesee Co. Agricultural Society, PO Box 355, Batavia, NY 14021.
 
Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

gigi2.jpgMILDRED “LOIS” REINHARDT Age 76, of Corfu, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday March 2, 2019 at her home.

The Reinhardt family invites family and friends to attend a Celebration of Life at 4p.m. on Saturday July 27, 2019 at the family home/pond located at 8757 South Lake Road Corfu, New York 14036. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Pembroke Youth Association, PO Box 386 Corfu, NY 14036.

Words of comfort can be shared online at www.tomaszewskifh.com

THE FAMILY OF LOIS REINHARDT WAS CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

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