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Stafford - Mr. Charles Douglas Laird, 83, of Stafford, foreman for Graham Manufacturing in Batavia, died Thursday, June 17, 2010at his home in Stafford.

Mr. Laird was born May 1, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Lloyd and Bessie Nutting Laird.

A graduate of Attica High School, he served with the United States Army during World War II. He was a  member of Immaculate Conception Church, Mr. Laird was a member of the VFW, Graham Retiree's and a former member of the Stafford Fire Department. Mr. Laird also served as foreman at the former Jell-O Factory and at Doehler-Jarvis.

He enjoyed old cars and conversations, all types of animals and loved his grandchildren dearly.

His wife of 50 years, Marguerite Johnson Laird, died on May 15, 2000.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas (Kathy) Laird of Stafford, Kenneth (Debra) Laird of East Bethany and Douglas Laird of Philadelphia, Pa.; three daughters, Catherine (William) Plaisted and Nancy (Dale) Thompson, both of Stafford and Mary Beth (Ricky) LaVare of LeRoy; a daughter-in-law, Jeri Laird of LeRoy; ten grandchildren, Jodi, Michael, Scott, Kimberly, Brian, Justin and Katelyn Laird, Jeffrey Plaisted and Joseph and Kelsey LaVare;  five great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Lucey of Rochester; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Crane and Sarah "Sue" Johnson, both of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late Ellsworth Laird and was predeceased by his step-mother, Hazel Bauer Laird and four step-sisters.

There are no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 5865 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Johnsonburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia - Mrs. Lois H. Folger, 94, of Batavia, a secretary for the former Kozak Auto Dry Wash in Batavia, died Friday, (June 18, 2010)at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Folger was born March 11, 1916 in Phelps, a daughter of the late Lewis and Verna (Dunn) Hollenbeck.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Greene of Batavia; two granddaughters, Betsy (Thomas) Pettinella and Mary Jo (Roger) Hume, both of Batavia; six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Philip, Adam, Cady, Jenna and Abbey and nieces and nephews.  

She is the wife of the late Robert Folger, who died in 1991.

There are no prior calling hours. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

sikora3.jpgAdele M. Sikora, 83 of LeRoy died June 15, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Born July 5, 1926 in Wilkes Barre PA. Daughter of the late Michael (Mary Daugela) Baikauskas. Mrs. Sikora was a retired from the Erie County Library in Buffalo where she was a library clerk.

She was formerly a member of St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford, New York. 

Preceded in death by  her husband Edward F. Sikora in 1999 and a sister Mary Hamersloy. She is survived by a daughter Judy (Perry Woodfin) Sikora of Batavia and a son Daniel (Ann) Sikora of Hamburg, NY. Two sisters Rita (Al) Freda and Albena Nedswick both of New Jersey survive along with 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Thursday June 17, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM at the Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited on Friday June 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s) 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be at Bradford Cemetery in Bradford, New York. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Sussman Palliative Care Unit, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 687, Rochester, NY 14642.

For more information or to sign the online guest registry pleases visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

 

Penkszyk, Francis, J. III0001.jpgFrancis J. Penkszyk Jr., 56, of Alexander, died Sunday (June 13, 2010) at United Memorial Medical Center shortly after being admitted.

He was born in Batavia a son of Geraldine Tresco Penkszyk of Garner, NC and the late Francis J. Penkszyk Sr. who died in 2003.

He enjoyed reading, traveling with his dad  and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Penkszyk was in International Sales Manager for R.E. Chapin Mfgr. in Batavia.

Surviving besides his mother are two sons and a daughter in law:  Francis J. and Deborah Penkszyk III of Batavia and Aaron A. Penkszyk of Hopkinsville, KY.  A daughter, Jacinta M. Penkszyk of Silver Springs, FL.  Two sisters and a brother in law:  Deborah Geib of Clayton, NC and Teresa and Donald Doran of Garner, NC.  Three grandchildren:  Francis J. Penkszyk IV, Alannah Jaide and Arianna Jeannine Penkszyk.  Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

There are no calling hours.  Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with entombment in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Diabetes Assoc., Buffalo Office, 315 alberta Drive, Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226.

Expressions of condolence may be made at :  www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net or by calling the McAndrew Funeral Home at (585) 343-6158.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard Mcandrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Ronald P. Konieczny, director & veteran.

Donald Anson Litzenberger Stafford - Mr. Donald Anson Litzenberger, 77, of Stafford, died Monday, (June 14, 2010)at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Litzenberger was born October 9, 1932 in Greece, a son of the late Louis and June (Heidrick) Litzenberger.

Mr. Litzenberger was an engineer at Olin Chemical Corporation in Rochester for 35 years. He was a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Church, Byron Fire Department & Rescue Squad and the LeRoy Moose Club. A veteran, he served with the United States Army.

Survivors include wife, Catherine (Linsler) Litzenberger of Stafford; two sons, Glenn Litzenberger of Pavilion and Gary Litzenberger of Batavia; a daughter, Lynne (Gary) Hopkins of Attica; three stepsons,  William K. Emminger of Fredericksburg, Virginia, John (Mary) Emminger of Batavia and Keith (Jennifer) Emminger of Dansbury, Connecticut; two step-daughters, Kathy (Joseph) Giambra of Lewiston and Linda Emminger of Batavia; three brothers, George (Donna) Litzenberger, Louis (Janet) Litzenberger and  Ralph (Janice) Litzenberger, all of Rochester; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Site, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Noel "Butch" Elmore, 65, of Batavia, died Sunday (June 13, 2010) at Rochester General Hospital.

He was born in Batavia on July 9, 1944 a son of the late Thomas and Doris Noel Elmore.

He was a member of Resurection Parish (St. Joseph Church) in Batavia and was retired from the Batavia Department of Pulbic Works.

Surviving is his wife of over 43 years, Dorothy A. Batchelor Elmore whom he married on July 9, 1944. Two daughters and sons in law: Kim and Paul McCullough of E. Pembroke and Cindy and Sean Galt of W. Palm Beach, FL.  Three brothers and two sisters in law: Thomas and Joann Elmore, Richard Elmore and Paul and Roseann Elmore. Four sisters and two brothers in law: Sandra and Keith O'Brien, Ann and Kenneth Downs, Mary Jane Stafford  and Collen Harmon.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was the brother of the late: James, Robert and Genevieve Elmore.

There are no calling hours.  Friends and family may attend a graveside funeral service on Wednesday at 11AM at St. Joseph Cemetery (Section L).

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the family for distribution to various charities.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net or by calling the McAndrew Funeral Home at (585) 343-6158.

Arrangements were entrusted to the: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Ronald P. Konieczny, Director & Veteran.

 

LeRoy/Stafford - Mrs. Ruth E. Smith, 69, of Stafford, a school teacher for 15 years prior to her retirement in 1993, died Thursday, June 10, 2010at her home, in the town of Stafford.

Mrs. Smith was born March 19, 1941 in Dunkirk, a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Marion (Mansfield) Weiss.

She was a charter member of Bethel Baptist Church (established in 1978), was a 1959 graduate of Hamburg High School and graduated in 1963 from Houghton College with a BA in English. She was the church pianist and served in Children's Ministries and was the church clerk. 

She taught at the Pembroke Central, Pavilion Baptist Christian and North Baptist Christian Schools.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence M. Smith whom she married February 12, 1966; four children, Daniel L. (Tasha) Smith of Byron, Steven M. (Denise) Smith of Lebanon, IN, Elizabeth (Robert) Corcimiglia of South Byron and Andrew M. (Stacey) Smith of Batavia; a brother, John Weiss of OH; 4 sisters, Bonnie Weiss of Buffalo, Carol Weiss of Nyack, Nancy (Sean) Meade of CA, Joanne (Davey) Janus of SC.  

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 1 niece and 1 nephew.  

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethal Baptist Church, 7484 W. Bergen Rd, Bergen, NY 14416. Burial will be in North Byron Cemetery.

 

Batavia - Mrs. Revina P. Rich, 80, of Batavia, peacefully passed on to be with the Lord on Friday, June 11, 2010at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mrs. Rich was born December 22, 1929 in Batavia, a daughter of the late George and Inez O'Dell Porter.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Batavia and former member of the Oakfield-Alabama Baptist Church. Mrs. Rich was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed attending church and social events with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel with her husband in their motor home, visiting 48 different states in approximately 10 years.

Revina is survived by her loving husband, Dean E. Rich, whom she married May 28, 1949; 7 children, Gregory (Marcy) Rich, Kevin (Kathy) Rich, Laurie (Mark) Castiglione, Shelley (Mark) Mikolajczyk,  Doreen (Ronald) Wickings, Paul (Debra) Rich and Beth Ann (David) Chase; a sister, Marlene (Donald) Bausolel; 17 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and one the way.  

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will be in West Bethany Cemetery. 

 

Batavia - Mrs. Sally J. Cabrera, 62, of Batavia, died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at her home in Batavia. Her family mourns the sudden loss.

Mrs. Cabrera was born August 21, 1947 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Anthony and Esther Keebler George.

She enjoyed spending with her family - especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to travel.

She is survived by her children, Kris (Paul) Chiarello of Rotterdam, John Cabrera of Philmont, Toni (Scott) Douglas of Batavia and Buddy Cabrera of Rotterdam; her sister, Barbara Jordan of Corfu; her 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren that she loved dearly and 2 nieces.

Friends may call on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Batavia - Mrs. Carolyn J. Fisher, 61, of Batavia, an assistant teacher at Alexander Central School through Genesee Valley BOCES, died Friday, June 11, 2010at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

Mrs. Fisher was born December 27, 1948 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Fernie and Josephine DeRose Gibble.

A member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, Mrs. Fisher sang in the church choir. An avid golfer, she played in the Monday Night Women's League at Batavia Country Club and the Wednesday Night Women's League at Bethany Hills. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years Jay Fisher; her daughter, Krista (Ralph) Schodel of Batavia; her son, Adam (Danielle) Fisher of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Sara and Hunter Schodel of Batavia and Aidan & Owen Fisher of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts; two brothers, Ronald Gibble of Batavia and Richard Gibble of Rochester; an aunt, Connie (Ralph) Scarson of Rochester; an uncle, Jack DeRose of Rochester; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is the sister of the late Justine O'Brien.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020.Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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