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ridley.jpgGARY P. “DOC” RIDLEY ~ of Batavia, age 83, died peacefully Tuesday evening October 1, 2019 at the Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing @ Batavia. He was born in Batavia, NY on April 2, 1936, to the late John W. and Lois J. (Haynes) Ridley also preceded in death by sons-in-law, Barry McKeown and Brian McDonald; grandson, Cale McKeown and siblings, David J. and Linda Ridley.

Mr. Ridley worked for over 40 years at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy, he was a member of the Pavilion Volunteer Fire Department, Life member of the NRA and an avid Buffalo Sabres and New York Yankees fan

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Betty (Coniber) Ridley of Batavia; son, Gary (Patty) Ridley of OH; daughters, Wendy (Richard Sprague) Ridley-McDonald and Roberta McKeown both of Pavilion; 8 grandchildren, Gary P. Ridley III, Bobby G. Ridley, Marcy (Ryan) Morgan, Christine McDonald, Megan McDonald, Clay (Amy) McKeown, Kyle (Ashley Waite) McKeown, Karisa McKeown; great-grandchildren, Hope, Brock, Lennox & Patrick; special niece, Barbara Kostecke-Horton.

Gary’s family will be present from 2 – 5p.m. on Monday October 7, 2019 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 immediately follow at 5p.m. He will be laid to rest in East Bethany Rural Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 N. Street Batavia, NY or Volunteers for Animals 3841 W. main St. Road Batavia, NY.

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

THE FAMILY OF GARY P. “DOC” RIDLEY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

mcclurg.jpg Carol A. McClurg, age 81, formerly of Perry and Ogden, NY passed away on Sunday September 29, 2019 at Unity Living Center in Rochester where she had been residing. Carol was born in Dedham, Mass on April 5, 1938 a daughter to the late Walter and Mary Ann (Haskell) MacRae.
Carol was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed sewing, yearly vacation trips to the Cape Cod and spending time with family and friends.

She was the office manager for J.N. White designs in Perry prior to her retirement.

She is survived by a daughter; Lisa (Joseph) Ferraro of Spenceport; son Shawn (Lori) McClurg of Elba; 3 siblings Norma (Mike) Comoletti Sandy (Adrian) Zaccaria and Walter (Virginia) MacRae all of Boston, Massbrother-in-law: John Frucci of Boston, Mass.; 3 grandchildren Aiden McClurg, Kayla (Anthony Dellanno) Butler and Audrey Butler; step-grandchildren Joey Ferraro and Krysta (Derrick) Cunningham, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 pm on Friday October 4th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday October 5th at 11:00AM at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, New York 14011. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

marciniak.jpgJAMES F. MARCINIAK – Of Corfu, Age 72, died unexpectedly Monday September 30, 2019 at his home. He was born December 14, 1946 in Batavia, NY to the late Ignatius and Eleanor (Szczepanski) Marciniak.

Mr. Marciniak served his country honorably during the Vietnam War with the US Marines, he was an aviation mechanic, sharpshooter and a member of the Veness-Strollo Post #1602 of the VFW, Harder-O’donnell American Legion Post #0734 in Attica. He was employed at the former Buffalo China and Tonawanda Coke prior to retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid bowler rolling numerous 300 games. He was a Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan along with the former Brooklyn Dodgers. Jim enjoyed gardening, shopping but most of all his time spent with his “little sweetheart,” Juliana.

He is survived by his sons Jamie Marciniak of Batavia and Jonathan (Kimberlee) Marciniak of Attica; cherished granddaughter, Juliana Marciniak; former wife, Mary Grace “Mitzi” Marciniak of Batavia; brother, David (Anita) Marciniak of SC along with several cousins.

The family will be present from 4-6p.m. on Sunday October 6, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, please join the family to celebrate Jim’s Mass of Christian Burial 10a.m. Monday October 7 at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart), he will be laid to rest with his parents in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army 529 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 or Volunteers for Animals 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia.

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

THE FAMILY OF JAMES F. MARCINIAK IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NY 14020

starkweather.jpgDONALD F. STARKWEATHER ~ Age 87, of Batavia, died Monday September 30, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. Don was born May 8, 1932 in Batavia, NY to the late Fay and Florence (Branton) Starkweather also preceded in death by his brothers, Edward (Pep), Paul and Duane.

Don owned and operated Starkweathers Egg Farm for many years and in his retirement delivered auto parts for NAPA. He had a love for sports, especially basketball along with attending his grandchildren’s sports events and Batavia Downs to watch harness horse racing.

Surviving are his beloved children, James (Kathleen) Starkweather of Batavia, John (Stefanie) Starkweather of E. Bethany, Kathy (Mark George) Russell of Stafford and Sharon (James) Laskett of Batavia; cherished grandchildren, Kelly Mallaber, Adam Starkweather, Angela (Matthew) Sage, Stacey Lane, Shannon Russell, Jillian (Peter) Mittiga, TJ Henderson, Justice Fagan, Jorden & Tyler Prescott; great-grandchildren, Lennox, Ava and Caden; sister-in-law, Roz Starkweather of Albion; aunt, Alice Dix of Batavia along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Starkweather family will be present from 3-6p.m. on Sunday October 6, 2019 at the DIBBLE FAMILY CENTER 4110 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to the East Shelby Community Bible Church 5278 East Shelby Road Medina, New York 14103.

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

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

BATAVIA - Wilford "Bill" L. Oakes, 83, of Batavia, passed away Monday, (September 30, 2019), at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Wilford was born February 29, 1936, in S. Alabama, the son of the late Clifford and Dorothy (Lawton) Oakes.

Bill was a member of the former Oakfield 1st Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, and Trustee.  He served his country honorably with the United States Air Force and was the Village of Oakfield Superintendent for many years.  Bill was also a truck driver with the former Paille Express of Oakfield.  He enjoyed antique cars, flea markets, boating on Seneca Lake, and golfing. 

He is the husband of Gretchen (Cope) Oakes of Batavia.  The two were married on December 28, 1954 and enjoyed nearly 65 years together. 

Surviving along with his wife are his daughters, Kathy (Rev. Clark) Sawyer of Butler, PA, Sandra Giraulo of LeRoy, Bonnie (Anthony) Lipari of Fairport, and Janet (Jeffrey) Bates of Oakfield; Grandchildren, Matthew Mueller, Brian (Elisha) Mueller, Emily (Michael) Lyons, Jordan Port, Stephanie (Steven) Haber, Andrew Lipari, Kristin (Richard) Long, Jonathan Bates, and Jacob Bates; Great-Grandchildren, Evan, Arthur, Grier, Peden, Fitz, Brodie, Olivia, Mickey, and Wyatt.

He is predeceased by his sister, Doris Oakes.

There will be no visitation.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Sampson Veterans Cemetery, in Romulus. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wilford's memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021 or  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

Walter S. Zon, 94 of Corfu, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 30, 2019 at Premier Genesee Center, Batavia.

Walter is predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (Nowak) Zon.

He was a long time member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu and served in the Army Corp. of Engineers during World War II. Walter is survived by many nieces and nephews and a large church family.

Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

 

dzierzanowski_julia_-_photo1.jpgJulia M. Dzierzanowski, 86 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Saturday (September 28, 2019) at Hildebrandt Hospice Care in Rochester.

She was born May 18, 1933, in Warsaw, NY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marian Hottois Goodie.

Julia was formerly employed by Star Market and United Memorial Hospital in Batavia prior to her retirement. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. Julia enjoyed ceramics, yodeling, working outdoors and cooking. Most of all she enjoyed her family and will be dearly missed by those who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard “Benny” Dzierzanowski in 2001; son, Rex Dzierzanowski in 1980; brothers, Joseph, John and Leo Goodie; sisters, Myrtie Neider, Estella Mae Byers and Mary Ellen Campbell.

Survivors include her daughters, Dawn Sachs of Rochester and Deborah (Ronald) Foster of Batavia. Son, James (Paula) Dzierzanowski of Oklahoma. Brother, Elmo Goodie of Poland, NY. Sister, Esther Carmel of Pavilion. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (October 4th) from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

 ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

hilburger.jpgGARY WRIGHT HILBURGER

Rochester ~ September 27, 2019, suddenly at the age of 73, following his long battle with Parkinson’s Disease while at the NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia. Gary is predeceased by his parents, Lenard (Clara) Hilburger, In-laws, Richard (Phyllis) Chaffee, brother-in-law, Rick Chaffee. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda, beloved children, Rachael Hilburger, Eric (Lilly VanReenen) Hilburger, Nathan (Erica) Hilburger, Rebecca (Damon) Heckle, cherished grandchildren, Ellie & Luke Heckle, Avery & Michael Hilburger, sister, Janice Hilburger, 2 sisters-in-law, 4 brothers-in-law along with many nieces and nephews.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Gary received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Buffalo. He worked as a Senior Service Engineer and Technical Writer at the Eastman Kodak Co. & Polychrome Graphics for over 32 years. He valued education, poetry, music and a good slice of key lime pie (or any sweet for that matter). Gary was an avid Bills fan. Gary was always ready with a dad joke, earning him the name of “Big Pun.” He enjoyed a good hug on a rug, and on fall Sundays, throwing pillows at the tv, and awkwardly talking in funny voices. He always taught us to do the right thing and be a “Man (Woman) of your word.” He traveled the world during his time spent in the Navy. However, his proudest moments were spent with his family. Now, “Go knock your socks off!”

Family will receive friends from 3-7p.m. on Thursday Oct. 3, at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 W. Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020, where a Celebration of Life and Military Honors will immediately follow. The family wishes to thank the staff of the NYS Veterans Home for their outstanding care, In lieu of flowers consider donating to the Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 or NYS Veterans Home @ Batavia 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY.

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 GARY W. HILBURGER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.    
 

j_stucko.jpegJOHN J. STUCKO, JR. ~ Age 89, of Elba, died peacefully Saturday September 28, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born in Albion, NY on January 24, 1930, a son of the late John J. and Florence (Zwiefka) Stucko, Sr. also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sophia (Jacek) Stucko in 2017.

Mr. Stucko served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Wisconsin which not long ago his grandson was re-enlisted on. He worked for many years at GTE Sylvania prior to its closing and retired from Genesee Community College. He was a longtime member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba, member of the VFW and former member of the Elba Volunteer Fire Dept. John loved to fish, hunt and be outdoors, especially the Adirondack Mountains namely “The Flow.” He was an amazing woodworker and carver, he prospected for “gold” with his son-in-law in Alaska and was a fantastic cook and baker. Many in the area will attest to his delicious homemade Rye Bread that he would drop off on his, “Bread Route.”

He is survived by his beloved children, Marty (Amy) Stucko of Elba; Jim Stucko of Oakfield and Zoe (Dell) Jeffery of Newcomb, NY; cherished grandchildren, Meg and Collin Stucko, Nick (Megan) Stucko, John (Hannah) Stucko, Nathan (Jess) Jeffery, Jess (Eric) Ackerson; great-grandson, Wyatt Jeffery; sisters, Mary Allen of Rochester and Marcia (Phil) Ciarico of Albion.

Please join the Stucko family on Friday October 4, 2019 to Celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial 4p.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish (Elba Site). He will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the church or Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021.

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 JOHN J. STUCKO, JR. IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.          
 

John A. Rauth, 79, of Varysburg, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2019 at U.M.M.C. after a courageous battle with C.M.L.. He was born in N. Tonawanda on June 28, 1940 to the late Karl and the late Margaret (Schultz) Rauth. John was preceded in death by his brothers, Karl and Paul.

John made his home in Varysburg, NY. He was a Journeyman for General Motors. He will be remembered for his many smiles. John enjoyed socializing and telling stories of his days in the Air Force.

John is survived by his loving wife, Bernice (Mitrowski), their children, Heidi K. Rauth and Jonathan S. Rauth; nephews, Rick and Chris Rauth, Evan and Adrian Bylewski; niece, Jennifer Rauth Piper; adopted granddaughters, Jordan Renee and Kendall Maylie Cizdziel.  John’s family would like to thank their dear friends, Judy, Bill, Betty, Patty, April, Pat, Paul, and friends at Crossroads in Batavia.

There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Sts. Joachim & Anne RC Church- Varysburg site, 2311 Attica Road, Varysburg, NY 14167. Burial will be in Union Park Cemetery, Warsaw, NY. 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.

 

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