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Ralph D. “Bud” Williams, 92 of Batavia, died August 5, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. Born September 28, 1918 in Batavia, NY, to the late Earl S. (Ellen M. Downey) Williams. Mr. Williams was a WWII Army Veteran serving with the Signal Corp, member of the American Legion and Life Member of the VFW. Bud worked for many years as a printer at the Democrat & Chronicle and the Batavia Daily News. He was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church), Sertoma Club serving as Secretary and Vice President at one time, active member of the Republican Committee, Adirondack Mountain 46-R Club, and the Holland Purchase Historical Society. Bud was an amateur Ham Radio operator, loved wood carving, avid reader and writer that was known for his Letters to the Editor. He loved physical fitness winning 22 medals in all, 10 of them being gold at the Empire State Games and he was recognized for having swam 3,000 miles in the YMCA pool. He is preceded in death by his wife Jane F. (Johnston) Williams and brother Charles S. Williams.

He is survived by three daughters Susan Williams of Batavia; Kathy  (Bob) Stefani of Batavia; Patricia (Charles) Ziegler of Attica; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday August 7, 2011 from 1 to 5 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday August 8, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorials be made to a YMCA Camp Hough .  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Age 80, of Batavia, NY, died Wednesday August 3, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born May 11, 1931 in Buffalo, NY daughter of the late Harry & Mary (Waite) Atwell also preceded in death by brothers Ken & Gordon Atwell and sisters Arvilla Zagst and Doris Eberhardt. Mrs. Salvador worked for many years as a supervisor at the ARC. A kind, caring woman always helping others and had a deep devotion to her family and in later years found great joy with her faithful companion and protector Toby.

     Surviving is her loving husband Louis V. Salvador with whom she celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary on July 31, 2011; her daughter LuAnne (James) Kujawski all of Batavia, a son Douglas L. (Sally) Salvador of Chelsea, Oklahoma; sister Florence (George) Foster of Florida; 7 grandchildren David & Joseph Salvador of CA, Gregory & Christina Salvador of FL, Susan Salvador-Boss of Batavia, Jim (Beth) Kujawski of Attica and Melanie Roth of Batavia; 3 great-grandchildren Courtney & Amanda Boss, Tyler Roth along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may call from 6-8 PM Friday August 5, 2011 and from 10AM-12 Noon Saturday August 6, 2011 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 12:00 Noon. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu and memorials in Mildred's memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals, for more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR MILDRED A. SALVADOR WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ (585)343-7500.

Michael J. Fabio, 91, of Batavia, died Tuesday (August 2, 2011) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo after a brief illness.

He was born in Batavia on June 18, 1920, a son of the late William and Rose Adamski Fabio.

Mr. Fabio was the owner of Fabio Electric for over 50 years.  He served his country as a combat engineer in W.W.II having  attained the rank of Tech. 4. He served in the Pacific and European Theaters and was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with One Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the W.W. II Victory Medal.

He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church, the Holy Name Society and the Polish Falcons Club.  Throughout the years he performed countless volunteer hours with the church lawn fete, bingo and church usher. 

Surviving is his wife of over 68 years, Mildred Samul Fabio whom he married on May 8, 1943.  Two daughters and sons in law, Mary Ellen  and David Gear of Avon and Lori and Thomas McJury of Fairport.  Three sons and four daughters in law, David and Judy Fabio of Amherst, Paul and Karen Fabio of Pauline, SC, Michael and Debbie Fabio of Pittsburgh, PA and Sherrie Fabio of Elba.  Fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He is the father of the late Daniel C. Fabio who died in 2007 and brother of the late Anthony Fabio and Mary Burnham.

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.   Prayers will be Friday at 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church) with Rev. Eugene Slomba as Celebrant.  Full Military Honors will follow at the church.

The Sacred Heart Holy Name Society will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 3:45 PM Thursday.

Those desiring may make memorials to; Breast Cancer Coalition, 840 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14625 or Honor Flight of Rochester, P.O. Box 23581 Rochester, NY  14692 or Prader Willi Syndrome Assoc., 8588 Potter Drive, Suite 500, Sarasota, FL, 34238.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Daniel J. Russell, Sr., 54 of Silver Lake, died July 31, 2011 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born May 31, 1957 in Memphis, TN to the late Robert Russell and Chapete (Napper) Russell of Memphis, TN. Dan worked many years for Coca-Cola of Rochester and was a longtime member of the Masonic Constellation Lodge 404 in Perry. He was a musician known by many as “Dan the Sax Man”.    
 

He is survived by his wife Kathleen J. (Bosdyk) Russell of Silver Lake; son Daniel J. (Lacy) Russell, Jr. of Syracuse; daughter Tamara M. (Adam) Russell of Wyoming; grandsons Johnmichael, Christian, and Troy Russell; brothers Victor (Cindy); Robert (Elise) Russell both of TN; sisters Delores (Bill) Conklin; Judy (David) Moore; Andrea (John) Weaver all of MS; along with many nieces and nephews also survive.
 

Friends are invited to call from 5-9 PM on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will take place 11:00 AM on Thursday August 4, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.
 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Buffalo Hope Lodge 197 Summer St. Buffalo, NY 14222. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

Eileen B. Pezza, 81 of Perry, died July 28, 2011 at Wyoming County Community Hospital. She was born in Warsaw, New York on January 17, 1930 to the late Robert (Gladys Petherick) Cofield. Mrs. Pezza worked for many years at the Wyoming County Community Hospital. She was a past member of the Warsaw Moose and loved collecting frogs. She is preceded in death by her son Anthony R. Pezza and brother Robert Cofield.

She is survived by daughters Anne Marie (Richard) Faustmann of Huntsville, AL; Mary “Becky” (Bill) McQuillan of West Palm Beach, FL; Barbara (Jocko) Ferris of Perry; sister Audrey (Dale) Davis of NM; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Monday August 1st from 4-8pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Services will be held on Tuesday August 2nd at 10:00am at the funeral home. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.
 

Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or the Office of the Aging 8 Perry Ave. Warsaw, NY 14569.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530.

 

Helen Fuehrer Zupko a long time resident of Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehab, died July 29th. She was 90. Born January 5, 1921 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Augustive and Harriett (Schultz) Fuehrer. Helen loved books, making up poems, animals and her garden. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a joy in her life. Also preceding her in death are her loving husband John R. Zupko (2002), sisters Dorothy (Angelo) Alfano; Marion (Robert) Barrett; great-granddaughter Madeline Connelly.

She is survived by her only child Linda (Richard Scharet) Connelly of Castile; grandchildren David (Shelley) Connelly of Perry; Casey (Daniel) Wolcott of Perry; Daniel (Tina) Connelly of Gibsonton, FL; Carey (Shannon) Cartwright of Warsaw; 9 great-grandchildren McKensie, Taylor Connelly; Jennah, Jayden, Jordyn Wolcott; Jon, David Connelly; Peyton and Parker Cartwright.

Services will be private with burial at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or your local SPCA. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

Kristine M. Suttell, 56 of Batavia, died July 27, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 9, 1955 in Batavia, NY to the late J. Richard (Mary Jane O'Connor) Suttell. Ms. Suttell worked for many years as a Registered Nurse at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia and loved taking care of people. She was a member of Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church and a monthly Euchre Club. Kris loved shopping, cooking, Christmas, spending time with her family and grandchildren especially.

Survivors include a daughter Erica (Philip) Grazioplene of Batavia; sons Brian (Fiancé Erika Jakubowski) of Batavia; Nicholas (Danielle) of FL; Jonathan Mruczek of Batavia; brothers Richard (Ann Marie) of Batavia; Edward “Ted” of Depew; Timothy (Paula) Suttell of Batavia; sister Kathleen (Ritchie) Fisher of Caledonia; aunts Elizabeth Suttell of Batavia; Rita O’Connor of LeRoy; 8 grandchildren Miranda, Vincent, Gina Grazioplene; Hunter, Dominic, Miah, Giana, and Lakoda Mruczek along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday July 31, 2011 from 1 to 5 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday August 1, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will take place at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Inc. at www.michaelshope.org,  Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Bryan W. Phelps, 57, of Basom, NY, passed away suddenly on July 25th, 2011, while working on the family farm. Bryan was born on January 21, 1954, a son of Wayne and Myra (Rudolph) Phelps of Basom.  He was a 1972 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama Central School, and was a partner of Wayne E. Phelps Ent. Inc., of Basom.

He was an active member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, the East Pembroke Grange, Genesee County Pomona Grange, New York State Grange, and National Grange.  Bryan was also a member of New York Flying Farmers, and was a former member and chairman of the Planning Board of the Town of Alabama, and a member and past President of the Genesee Agricultural Society. 

He was one of the founding members and an adamant supporter of the Genesee County Down Syndrome Parent Support Group.  In his spare time, Bryan loved to fly his plane and play his trumpet with his family in the Alexander Fireman's Band.   He also used his musical talents playing for numerous church activities, area pit bands, and entertained at many community and civic events with The Phelps Family Band. Bryan was a long-time vocal advocate for protecting the beautiful farmlands in the Town of Alabama, where he was a life-long resident.

In addition to his parents, Bryan is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 35 years, Dana Gregory Phelps; a son, Derrick (Diane Edwards) Phelps of Basom; two daughters, Melissa (Larry) Childs of Corfu and Corinne Phelps at home; and one dear grandson, James Childs of Corfu.  Also surviving is his brother, Dennis (Joan) Phelps of Basom; his sister, MaryJo Hinkson of Basom, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He is also survived by his in-laws, Floyd and Betty Gregory of Binghamton, NY.

The family will be present at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Alleghany Rd., on Friday, July 29th, from 4 to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 to 11 am, where services will be held at 11 am, with the Rev. Karen S. Grinnell officiating.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY 14036 or Genesee ARC, 64 Walnut St., Batavia, NY 14020

     Age 23, of Byron, died Tuesday June 14, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital due to injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was born March 9, 1988 in Buffalo, NY daughter of James F. Thorman & Catherine A. Kurzdorfer of Byron and was mourning the loss of her younger sister Caroline L. Thorman who died on May 3, 2011. She was a 2006 graduate of Byron-Bergen High School where she also attended BOCES for auto mechanics. She participated in GCC's 1st year experience in 2010 and then completed her first full year studying criminal justice/forensics and was to return in the fall. Amber was looking forward to summer vacation so she could put more time into gardening which along with cooking she enjoyed immensely. She also enjoyed computers, riding motorcycles and swimming.

     Surviving along with her parents is her twin brother Adam B. Thorman of Byron; paternal grandfather James E. Thorman of Texas along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 10-11 AM Saturday July 30 at the First United Methodist Church 8221 Lewiston Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life will take place at 11:00 AM. Memorials in Amber's memory are suggested to the family.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR AMBER D. THORMAN WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SEND FLOWERS PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.  

Basom- Mr. William D. “Billy” Maragliano, Jr., 22, of Basom, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 24, 2011at home.

He was born October 1, 1988 inWilliamsville, the son of William D. Sr. and Donna Bowlen Maragliano of Basom.

A 2006 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School and 2010 graduate of Buffalo State College, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving along with his parents are his sister, Sara Maragliano of Basom; grandparents, David (Carol) Maragliano of Oakfield and Joan Bowlen of Lawrenceville, Georgia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com

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