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Corfu -- Marjary M. Cummings, 87, of Corfu, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home.
 
Marjary was born April 27, 1931 in Pembroke, a daughter of the late Howard and Bertha Niederlander Aylsworth. She was predeceased by her brother, Frederick (Janice) Aylsworth and sister, Marion (Dale) Wruck Sr.
 
Marjary worked for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in Batavia and was a member of the Pembroke Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed casino trips, crocheting, bowling, cooking and being surrounded by her family.
 
Marjary is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert Cummings Sr.; her dear children, Bonnie (Bruce) Doctor, Bob (JoAnn) Cummings Jr., David (Aimee) Cummings, Chuck (Char) Cummings and Tammy Cummings; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
 
Family and friends may call Friday, February 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m at the mortuary.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Drive, Suite 327 Aurora, IL. 60504.

emerson.jpgBarbara A. Emerson, 82 of Byron, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was born on December 10, 1936 in Coalport, PA to the late Samuel (Helen Rhoades) Foreman. She is preceded in death by a son William G. Emerson Jr; along with several brothers and sisters.  

Mrs. Emerson was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Byron. She loved going to thrift stores and doing puzzles.

She is survived by her beloved husband William G. Emerson; children Dale Emerson and Linda Grimes all of Byron; sister Iris (Clyde) Wells of OH; 4 grandchildren Michael, Greg, Jessica and Sara; 5 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10AM to 12:00 Noon at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will immediately follow at 12:00 Noon. Mrs. Emerson will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Byron, 6293 W. Main Street, Byron, NY 14422 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, New York 14020. 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.

Batavia - Florence I. Miller, 84, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in Bergen.

Florence was born May 21, 1934, in Batavia, a daughter of the late George T. Miller and Roselin Walbridge Miller.

Known to many as "Grandma Flo", she enjoyed playing Bingo, cards and working word search books. She was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as being feisty, yet very caring. She always made sure her opinion on a matter was heard. An employee at SUNY Brockport for over 10 years, she also worked at the Batavia Nursing home.

Surviving are her daughter, Darlene (late Ken) Hazlett of Byron; two grandchildren, Matthew Johnson of Byron and Sarah (Michael) Keech of Roanoke, Virginia; three great-grandchildren, Aria Gayton, Kyleigh and Raelynn Keech; her brother, Edward (Late Lee) Walbridge of Stafford; her sister, Imogene (Late Howard) Bane of Bergen and several nieces and nephews. 

She is predeceased by her brother, Robert Miler and her sister, Betty Hadelton.  

There will be no prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Florence's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, New York 14228. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

Churchville ~ Gina M. Fry Pangrazio, age 67, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born October 14, 1951 in Dublin, Ireland, a daughter of the late William and Muriel Allen Fry.

     Gina will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who enjoyed camping, working in her flower gardens and decorating.  She especially loved spending time with her canine companion, Zoey.

     She is survived by her devoted husband of 30 years, John E. Pangrazio; her daughter, Jennifer (Oliver) Bell; her son, Justin Chabot; and 3 grandchildren, Emily, Evan and Megan, all of Ottawa, Canada; her siblings, Diana (Bob) Vaux, John (Beverly) Fry, David (Karen) Fry and Robert (Kirsti) Fry all of Toronto, Canada, along with her niece and nephews, Ryan, David, Christopher, Matthew, Katherine and William.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, February 22 from 5 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Street Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her services will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 A.M.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

     Contributions in memory of Gina may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Institute, 300 East River Road, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, N.Y. 14627-8996.   

 www.urmc.rochester.edu/cancer-institute/giving.aspx

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

vida.jpgMARIA VIDA (MANGULABNAN) DiSALVO ~ Age 80, of Batavia, Vida was born April 8, 1938 in Alasas, San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines to Silverio and Marciana (Lagman) Mangulabnan, died peacefully Sunday afternoon February 17, 2019 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation with her family by her side. Along with her parents Vida was predeceased by her siblings, Ricardo Mangulabnan, Raquel Pineda and Esperanza Bernardo.

Vida was an amazing woman, she did so much for everyone in her life, for her family and friends and anyone lucky enough to cross paths with her. Vida loved to help others and this quality was instilled in her at a young age by living with family members to help take care of their children. Many years later, Vida spent much time visiting with elderly neighbors, friends and her in-laws, with a smile, kind word, she gave love unconditionally with her caring spirit and generous heart. She was an amazing cook and often experimented with different cuisines, she frequently would cook enough dinner to share with others and if you were one of those lucky ones you undoubtedly tasted a piece of heaven.

Vida loved to sew, knit, crochet and for 50 years was a dress maker, she designed and created spectacular wedding gowns, bridesmaid, prom gowns and one of a kind outfits. She loved to garden and enjoyed sharing her “Garden of Eden” with others. Every plant was meticulously placed to create her masterpiece often used for wedding and school pictures.

Vida loved music, dancing, singing and was an avid bowler, for over 30 years you would see her at Mancuso Lanes actively involved with the Women’s Housewife League and Koffee Klutch. She enjoyed organizing the banquets and once was just a few pins shy of the perfect 300 game! Vida and Sam dancing together often caught the attention of those around at Jackson Square, 4th of July picnics, Batavia Downs and dance parties in Buffalo.

Vida loved the Lord and her church, being a member of St. Anthony’s and Ascension Parish for many years where she was very active. A passionate, meticulous woman who enjoyed life to the fullest and her gift of compassion and mercy never quit. In the last couple of years, the Vida everyone knew slowly began to fade away, but what stayed constant was her beautiful voice and gift of storytelling. In her final days, as the flame in her heart began to fade, she sang one final time, Happy Birthday to her love of 60 years, Sam.


Surviving is her husband, Samuel D. DiSalvo of Batavia; loving children, Erlinda (Mike) Suozzi of VA, Gary (Jamie) DiSalvo of Oakfield; beloved grandchildren, Michael V. Suozzi, Matthew (Jessicca) DiSalvo, Adam (Jessica) Suozzi, Christy (Daniel) Campbell, Kaeleigh, Nicole & Nathaniel DiSalvo; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Erlinda Santos and Juanito Mangulabnan of the Philippines along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.


The DiSalvo family will be present from 4-8pm on Friday February 22, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:15am Saturday February 23 followed by her Mass of Christian Burial 11am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart), she will be entombed in the Fr. T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Ascension Parish or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

 

sutherland.jpgEdward J. Sutherland, 91 of Batavia, formerly of Oakfield passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born on March 5, 1927 in Toledo, OH to the late Lloyd (Gladys Somers) Sutherland. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Constance A. (Zogaib) Sutherland, daughter Suzanne Levine and brother Martin Sutherland.  

Mr. Sutherland was a proud WWII United States Army Veteran. He taught Social Studies and  History at Oakfield Alabama for 32 years. Mr. Sutherland also served as Dean of Students, football and baseball coach in Oakfield. Mr. Sutherland spent many years refereeing football and ran the Oakfield summer recreation program. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and telling stories, both fact and fiction. Edward was honored as Veteran of the Month while he was at the NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia. He loved his family more than anything and will be missed dearly.

He is survived by his loving daughters Elaine Sutherland of Batavia; Colleen (Joseph) Head of Buffalo; Ann Sutherland of Batavia; Maria Sparaco of Milton; 3 grandchildren Kaitlin (Daniel) O’Keeffe, Richie and John Sparaco, along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 2 to 8 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 Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Funeral Home. Mr. Sutherland will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia, Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, New York 14020. 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.

Batavia, NY -- Joan Marie (Perkins) Rumble, 76, of Batavia, entered into Heaven on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Joan was born on Sept. 18, 1942 in Darien, NY, to the late Loren and Frances Perkins.

Joan loved to listen to old country, Elvis being her favorite, and Christian music as well. She loved to read, crochet, and do ceramics. Joan attended City Church in Batavia since 2002 and was a steady member in her seat that everyone knew. All who knew her knew that she was caring and spunky, too.

Joan was married to Dale D. Rumble on Sept. 27, 1958 until his passing on Jan. 11, 2014.

Joan is survived by her children, Dale (Gloria) Rumble, Barbara Snyder, Teresa (companion Hal Mitchel) Rumble, Randy (Diane) Rumble, Michelle (companion Randy Barclay) Wheatley. She has 15 grandchilden and 17 great-grandchilden who loved her. She is also survived by two sisters -- Joyce Rumble and Donna Reichle, a brother, Loren Perkins, and many nieces, nephews, and other friends and family who loved her.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the City Church Generation Center, located at 15 Center St. in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Plains Dialysis Center, Unity Hospital, or to the family to donate as they would like.

Leaburn (Marrs) Wilcox passed away on February 16th after a lengthy bout with lung cancer.  She was born on December 8, 1940 in Newhall, West Virginia to Dewey and Athlene Marrs.  Leaburn’s father was an underground coal miner who left West Virginia in the early 1950’s upon the advent of strip mining, something he felt was wrong because of its impact on nature, with a view to finding underground mining work in a place he could raise his family.  Dewey travelled to Oakfield, NY to mine gypsum for USG where he built a home for his family and lived until his death in 1987.  Leaburn was the eldest of five sisters, all of whom attended Oakfield Central School and raised families of their own in Western New York. 

Leaburn was married to Louis Assenato of Rochester, NY in 1962, father of four of Leaburn’s seven children, Michael, Mark, Mary and Paula Assenato.  Several years after divorcing her first husband, Leaburn married her second husband, John P. Wilcox of Batavia who had two sons from a previous marriage, John P. Wilcox Jr. and James D. Wilcox.  In 1973, Leaburn and John had a son, Shawn Wilcox who now resides with his family in Montana.

Leaburn was a committed Mother who made it her mission to provide the best life she could for her children; not an easy task on a single NYS Trooper’s Salary in the 1970’s.  John Wilcox retired from the NYS Police in 1977 after a high-speed pursuit and crash that shattered one of his legs.  John and Leaburn, or “Lea” as she was known to friends and family started a small locksmith business in 1978 called, Genesee Locksmiths. The Wilcoxes ran this business in several locations in Batavia until John passed away from cancer in 2006 and the business was closed.  Mrs. Wilcox lived in Batavia for the remainder of her life.

John and Leaburn were members of St. James Episcopal Church and were both actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America serving as Troop Master and Den Mother, respectively.  Her hobbies included fishing, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where her services will follow at 5 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield. Please consider memorials in her name to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, New York 14228. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

BATAVIA - John W. Anna, Sr., 84, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Rochester General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born January 29, 1935, in Utica, New York, the son of the late John W. and Ethel (Patterson) Anna.

John earned a Master’s Degree and several other degrees from several colleges and universities in New York State.  He was a New York State Trooper for 38 years retiring as a Senior Investigator in 1993.  He was the head of the Major Crimes Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation as well as co-founder of the DWI Program at Genesee Community College.  He was the Chairman of the Stafford Republican Party and loved to be in the outdoors.  He was a hunter, fisherman and boater.  He enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. (Stockbridge) Anna, whom he married on December 29, 1960; three children, Kathleen Gonzalez of Batavia, John W. (Felicia) Anna, Jr. of Baltsville MD and Kimberly (Jeff) Worthington of Batavia; grandchildren, Rachael Heatherman, Curtis Heatherman, Shawn Harris, Jamie Harris, Cory Anna, Kara Anna, Zachary Ireland, Troy Ireland, Gabrielle Henderson, Ian Sanfratello and Kyla Sanfratello and several great-grandchildren.          

Friends may call from 1 - 3 pm on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia where a Time of Sharing will follow at 3 pm.   In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to The NYS Trooper Foundation 3 Airport Park Blvd., Latham, NY 12110-1441.   You may send a donation, payable to "The NYS Trooper Foundation State of New York".   To light a candle or send a condolence, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

roger_muehlig.jpgROGER A. MUEHLIG ~ of Batavia, age 73. Roger died peacefully Friday afternoon February 15, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. Born in Buffalo, NY on October 1, 1945, a son of the late Louis and Mabel (Barker) Muehlig.

Mr. Muehlig served honorably with the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Roger may be most remembered locally as a journalist for 42 years with the Batavia Daily News where he was well respected by his peers. A genuine, fair man who was very proud of being left-handed, was a life-long Chicago Cubs fan who finally saw them win the 2016 World Series for the first time. To his family he was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, caring son, brother and devoted friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna (Scheuing) Muehlig of Batavia; children, Mitchell (Vanessa) Muehlig of Batavia, Brittany Walker of Webster, Drew (Erika) Muehlig of Elba; his grandchildren, Madison, Aiden, Caden, Kalen, Lily, Liam; brothers, Gary (Carol) Muehlig of Pavilion, Jack Muehlig of SC; sister-in-law, Sharon Cone of Wyoming along with several nieces and nephews.

The Muehlig family will be present from 4-7pm on Thursday February 21, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZESKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, where prayers will be recited 10:45am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:30am Friday February 22 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Site) along with Military Honors, he will be laid to rest in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy, NY. Memorials in Roger's memory can be made to the Lipson Cancer Center via Rochester Regional Health Foundation 100 Kings Highway South Suite 2300 Rochester, NY 14617 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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

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