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Patricia A. “Sissy” Donley, 64 of Batavia, died October 16, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1947 in Batavia to the late Kenneth (Roslyn McBee) Sheehan.  Mrs. Donley was a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She was a lifetime member of the VFW post 1602 and the American Legion. 

She is survived by her husband of 43 years Stephen Donley, son Brian Donley of Batavia,  daughter Lori Ann Donley of Batavia, Brothers Robert (Bonnie) Sheehan of Batavia, Gary Sheehan of Florida, Michael Sheehan of Tennessee, and Francis Sheehan of Batavia, and a sister Bridget (Lee) Berkowitz of Florida.

Calling hours will be 12 to 1 PM on Friday October 21, 2011 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 1 PM Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia New York.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

     Age 78, of Basom, died Tuesday morning October 18, 2011 at the Batavia Nursing Home. She was born June 26, 1933 in Batavia, daughter of the late Clarence & Mary (Panek) Sumeriski, also preceded in death by her son Richard B. Wyder Jr. A member of St. Padre Pio Parish, Mrs. Wyder will be remembered as a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother.

     Surviving is her beloved husband of 58 years Richard B. Wyder of Basom; loving children Stephen (Diane) of Basom, Michael (Missy) of TX, Peter of Oakfield, David (Carrie) of Perry, Brenda (Steven) Burg of Batavia and Linda (Peter) DiLorenzo of CO; brother Clarence Sumeriski of AZ; sister JoAnn (David) Leaton of Byron; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Thursday October 20, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers 9:15 AM Friday October 21 will be followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site). Memorials in Anita's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Burial will be in the church cemetery and for more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF ANITA M. WYDER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020~(585)343-7500.

Francis E.Dahill, Ph.D., age 74, of Akron died suddenly Thursday, (Oct. 13, 2011) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

He was born in Hornell, NY on March 5, 1937, a son of the late Dr. Edmond and Lillian McGuane Dahill.

Surviving is his wife of over 47 years, Brenda E. (Dubiel) Dahill. His daughter, Christine Dahill of Akron and grand daughter Felicia Fortunato of Akron.

Fran was a psychologist for Maryvale Sr. High School in Cheektowaga for over 12 years prior to his retirment in 1999. Prior to that, he served for 20 years as guidance counselor at Maryvale.  He served on the Akron Central School Board for 3 years and was a member of the Budget Advisory and Strategic Planning Committees.

In his earlier years he served as an altar boy at his church and worked summers at Letchworth State Park.  He attended Alfred Tech, Oswego State and SUNY @ Buffalo having received his Masters in Education and Doctorate of Philosophy in Education.

In his leisure time he enjoyed playing guitar in Akron and Clarence Churches and participated in Folk Groups.  He enjoyed his family immensely as well living in his country home. Reading, woodworking, motor coach tours, and dancing were just a few of his many past times.  He was concerned about many aspects of society and how our society influences people's beliefs and behavior, committed to public education and its improvement.

His many memberships include, The Woodworkers Guild, WNY State School Psychologists Assoc., Phi Delta Kappa International, Epsilon Pi Tau, Niagara Frontier and NYS Reading Associations. He was active in the Newstead Historical Society and Newstead Senior Citizens.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 - 5 and 7 - 9PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN STREET, AKRON.    A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10AM at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, 5771 Buell St., Akron.
Please assemble at church.

Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery in Portageville, NY

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Akron of Newstead Volunteer Fire Companies.  

Expressions of sympathy may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the
J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN STREET, AKRON.  RONLAD P. KONIECZNY II DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR. 

Joan A. Hahn, 74, of Clarence Center, passed away peacefully October 10, 2011 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

She was born January 28, 1937 in Newstead, NY to the late Charles and Birdie Ludecker.

Joan had a love for flowers and owned the former Flowers & More in Clarence Center.  She was also very active within the Clarence Center Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Hahn and son in-law, Doug Monks.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Lawrence (Pam) Penvose of N. Canton, OH. Two daughters, Peggy Monks of Newstead and Debbie (Herman) Redman of West Jefferson, OH.  Eight grandchildren, Charles, Andrew, John and Lauren Penvose, Karie (William) Bellezza, Melissa Monks, Aaron and Derrek Coleman.  Great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Monks. Sister, Joyce Mooers of Clarence. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call Thursday from 2-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.   Services will be held Friday, 10:30am at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7700 Goodrich Rd., Clarence Center, NY.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarence Center Vol. Fire Dept.

Expressions of condolence can be sent to the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

 Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, PROPRIETOR.

Mrs. Walsh was born 68 years ago in Attica to the late Ralph and Marion (Tapp) Bruggman. She was retired from Golden Coin Laundry and was an active participant in the activities at the Genesee County Nursing Home where she had resided the past few years. She was preceded in death by a sister Elaine Burg.

She is survived by two sons Jeffrey (Cheryl) Walsh of Bethany and Timothy (Beth) Walsh of Batavia. One brother Clyde (Diane) Bruggman of Attica, a brother in law Roger (Debbie) Burg of Arizona survive along with 4 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be private. Interment will take place at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Attica, NY. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Joseph A. DiLaura, 88 of Batavia, died October 8, 2011 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born May 3, 1923 in Batavia to the late Angelo (Angeline Tazzano) DiLaura. Mr. DiLaura worked for Laborers Union #435 in Rochester prior to his retirement. He was a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s), the Veness Strollo Post #1602 and the former St. Nicholas Social Club.
            Sailor Joe, as he was known by many, was a 20 year Veteran in the United States Navy, serving in WWII and the Korean War. A man of the “Greatest Generation” Mr. DiLaura saw action in eleven major battles of WWII. He was a part of the Pacific and the Atlantic Theaters, the invasion of North Africa and the invasion of Okinawa where he served aboard the flagship, U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV 17). The aircraft carrier Bunker Hill was the survivor of 2 kamikaze hits where 400 men were lost while engaged in the infamous “Turkey Shoot” on 11 May 1945.
             Joseph Andrew DiLaura was the recipient of many decorations, medals, and ribbons including the Presidential Unit Citation (1-star), WWII Victory Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Area (1-star), Asiatic-Pacific Area (9-stars), and the Philippine Liberation (1-star). During his career in the Navy he truly had been around the horn, literally, and always proud to have served his country.

He is preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Frank Minuto, James and Angelo DiLaura and a sister Lena Cutitta.
                                                                                                                        
He is survived by his wife Rose (Schiavi) DiLaura of Batavia sons Joseph J.(Marianne) DiLaura, Daniel (Ann Marie) DiLaura of Batavia; daughters Angela A. DiLaura of Ft. Collins CO and Laurie Ann (Max) Sheer of Caledonia. One sister Celia Klein, a sister in law Virginia DiLaura both of Batavia survive along with 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday October 14, 2011 at 9:30 AM in Ascension Parish – St. Anthony’s site, 122 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery, Bath New York.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 
  

Donald E. Parker, 87 of Silver Springs died October 9, 2011 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. He was born in Albion, New York on March 23, 1924 to the late Charles A. (Leona Handy) Parker. Mr. Parker is a WWII Navy Veteran and member of the American Legion. He was a member of St. Isidore’s Parish-St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs and the Castile Historical Society. Mr. Parker loved to travel with his wife. He is preceded in death by a sister Peggy Meyers.  

He is survived by his loving wife Catherine A. (Merlo) Parker of Silver Springs; sons Donald A. (Melinda) of Perry Center; Richard E. (Cindy) Parker of Castile; brother Charles (Suzanne) Parker of East Rochester; 5 grandchildren Donald J. Parker; Trisha M. (Sean) Atwood; Anthony Parker; Stephen Parker; Alexsandra Isabella; 1 great-grandson Donald A. Parker; along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Due to a family illness a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Springs.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Castile Rescue Squad P.O. Box 338 Castile, NY 14427 or to the Castile Historical Society 17 East Park Road Castile, NY 14427. 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. 

Age 92, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday evening October 9, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 26, 1918 in Oakfield, son of the late John & Theresa Vaiter, also preceded in death by a brother Tom; sisters Anna and Angie Vaiter. Mr. Vaiter was a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's) and worked for many years at Batavia Metal Products. He had a love for animals, enjoyed Bingo, horse races and was a collector of clocks. Andy has a passion for carpentry, always tinkering with things or building something original.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 46 years Rose (Syracuse) Vaiter of Batavia and a sister Helen Oles of Oakfield along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit fro 9-10:30 AM Saturday October 15, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:30 AM followed by a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Memorials in Andy's memory are suggested United States Fund for UNICEF 125 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and for more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF ANDREW E. VAITER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ (585)343-7500.

Ronald G. (58) and Cheryl L. (51) Ozzimo of Castile, died October 6, 2011 in Java from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Ron was born February 16, 1953 and Cheryl was born February 8, 1960 both in Warsaw. Ron’s parents are the late Grego (Lena Cicero) Ozzimo. Cheryl’s parents are Walter (Dorothy Snow) Montelone of Perry. Ron worked for the Rochester Laborers Local 435 and Cheryl worked at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. Ron was a newly found gardener and cook. Cheryl enjoyed arts and crafts, and entertaining her family every Sunday for dinner. They both loved their children and granddaughter dearly.

They are survived by children Jessica L. (Derek) Mellenthine of Rochester; Ronald G., Jonathan M. Ozzimo of Castile; Granddaughter Mikayla Mellenthine of Rochester; Cheryl’s siblings Walter (Cindy) Montelone of LeRoy; Michelle (Jeff) Osman of Kennedy; Jill (Jon) Sheffield of Perry; Ron’s brothers Sal Ozzimo of Perry; Peter Ozzimo of Dansville; along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call on Monday October 10, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at the Funeral Home.  A 7:00 PM Funeral Services will follow calling hours on Monday October 10, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to East Side Nursing Home 62 Prospect St. 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, New York 14530. 

 

Robert L. "Buster" Edson, 70, of East Bethany, died Tuesday  (October 4,2011) at his residence.

 He was born in Springwater, NY on July 20, 1941, a son of the late Arthur and Nina Warden Edson.

 Mr. Edson worked for many years as a mechanic for Lor-Rob Farms in E. Bethany.

 Surviving is his wife of over 49 years, Clara French Edson.  A daughter, Tammy (Phillip) Blake of Eau Claire, PA.  Three sons, Ronald F. (fiance, Pam) Edson of Wyoming, NY, Robin L. (Cheryl) Edson of Emlenton, PA and Brian A. (Tracy) Edson of Syracuse, NY.  Nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, great niece Rachael Brown, great, great grand nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be Sunday from 7 -9PM and Monday from 10 to 11AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where services will follow. 

 Interment will be in Mitchellsville Cemetery,  Mitchellsville, NY.

 Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the family.

 Expressions of condolence may be made at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net .

 Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC., 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor.

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