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Batavia - Mr. Wayne L. Cole, 63, of Batavia, machinist at Graham Manufacturing Corporation in Batavia, retiring on March 31, 2009, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Crossroads House.

Mr. Cole was born March 2, 1947 in Batavia, a son of the late Floyd and Roberta Dixon Cole.

A 1965 graduate of Elba Central School and U.S. Army veteran, he worked at Graham's for 32 years, where he enjoyed pulling pranks on his fellow co-workers. Wayne was an avid lover of classic cars including his 1955 Chevy and Corvettes. In spite of his illness, he always maintained a positive attitude on life.

His wife, Susan Norton Cole, died May 11, 2008.

Survived by his loving children, Lisa (Nick Pieramico) Cole and Denice (Frank) Sage; step-sons, Daniel (Tracy Puzan) Milliman and Paul (Laura) Milliman; granddaughters, Samantha Sage, Cassandra Dembik, Clairissa Milliman and Trejah Mims; brother, Richard (Barb) Cole; sisters, Susan (David) Mudrzynski and Cheryl (Ken) Moore; brothers-in-law, Robert (Judy) Norton, Eugene (Josie) Boldt and Ellsworth Jr. (Carol) Norton; sisters-in-law, Beverly Reamer, Marjorie (Dave) German, Joyce (Ron) Sixt, Linda (late John) Richenberg and Sharon Cole and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother Gerald Cole.

Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba Flowers are gratefully declined. Please send memorials to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or donate online at www.crossroadshouse.com/donate.html.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Matilda J. Fairbanks, 94, of Batavia, died Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Fairbanks was born August 20, 1916 in Castile, a daughter of the late John and Matilda Spinnegan Coffey.

A member of the Batavia First United Methodist Church, Mrs. Fairbanks enjoyed bowling. She enjoyed spending time and traveling with her family.

Her husband, Lester Fairbanks, died March 31, 1968.

Survivors include two sons, Lowell (Elaine) Fairbanks of Batavia and Norman (Sharon) Fairbanks of Byron; a daughter, Carol (Carmelo) LoVerdi of Byron; her sister-in-law, Lorna Hoffman of Michigan; 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Mary Downing, Frances Morgan, Gertrude Moat, Catherine Van Scoter, Alice Coffey, Adelaide Sage, Cornelius, William and John Coffey and sister-in-law of the late Doris Taber.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston, Road, Batavia. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia. New York 14020.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Francis W. "Curly" Countryman, 82 died Sunday February 13 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Countryman was born in Milford, NY on December 4, 1928. He is son of the late Bert (Blanche VanDewerker) Countryman. He was a graduate of Afton Central School. Curly worked for many years as a farmer with his father and brothers, he owned Countryman Enterprises and retired as a manager from GLF & Agway. He was a workaholic and “Jack of all trades” that loved people and life to the fullest. He is preceded in death by son Richard Countryman; two brothers Ivan and Robert Countryman; sister Ruth Barnard and granddaughter Marissa Ozzimo.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Patricia (Richards) Countryman of Perry; daughter Kathleen Ozzimo of Perry; daughter-in-law Carol Countryman of Mt. Morris; sisters Betty Zimmer of Arcade; Shirley (Edward) Sargeaunt of Sarasota, FL; sisters-in-law Beverly Countryman of Lime Lake; Beverly Richards of Akron; Aloris Richards of Delevan; grandchildren Malena, Salena Ozzimo; Bryan, Evan Countryman along with many special friends, nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call from 4 – 8 PM on Wednesday February 16, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry, NY.

Memorials may be to the Perry Fire Department or to Perry Ambulance. 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.

LeRoy - Mrs. Nellie Crompton, 97, of LeRoy and formerly of Batavia, died Friday, (February 11, 2011) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Mrs. Crompton was born December 3, 1913 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Glenn and Edna (DeWolf) Hutton.

Mrs. Crompton was an assistant cook at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Batavia, where she belonged to the Wentworth Class. Mrs. Cromtpon was also a member of the Holland Purchase Historical Society, IARP and the Business Girls Home Demonstration of Cooperative Extension Agency.

Survivors include her dear friend, Barbara Dunton of Renton, Washington and her family.

She is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Crompton and her son, Paul Glenn Crompton.

Private services will be held at a later date at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to the Chemotherapy Department of Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14620. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Irmgard “Monica” Wohlsclagel, 82 of Batavia, NY. Died Saturday February 12, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born May 30, 1928 in Wormsam Rhein, Germany. Daughter of the late Adam (Anna Kafenberger) Weick. Mrs. Wohlsclagel is also preceded in death by her brother Klaus Weick.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Glenn Wohlsclagel of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. 2:00 PM Funeral Service will take place on Saturday February 18th at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at Bethany Center Cemetery.

Memorials be made to the Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

 

 

Doris B. "Midge" McKenzie, 71, of Wyoming, NY, died Monday, (February 7, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Wyoming, NY on April 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Walter Sr. and Carol Cook Mooney. 

She was a seamstress at Angelica Textile Services in Batavia prior to her retirement.  She was an accomplished oil paint artist and seamstress.  She also enjoyed reading, wood working and crocheting.

Surviving is an adopted son, Bruce (Jennifer) Johnson of Leicester, NY, a sister, Joan A. "Judy" Maniace of Batavia, a brother, Walter "Butch" Mooney of Wyoming, NY.  Several nieces and nephews.  Her step children, Theresa (John) Summers of Corfu, Deborah A (Rick) Hagen of Pavilion, Kathy (Chris) Livermore of Stafford, Eileen (Robert) Ostrander of Oakfield, Barbie (Dan) Koladzinski of Batavia and Patrick (Jennie) Hart of LeRoy.   A step brother, Roland (Marilyn) Glosser Jr. of Warsaw, step sisters, Judy (Henry) Harrison of Rochester, Beth (John) Hicks of Henderson, NY, Janette Hart of Vermont, Mickie Hart of Rochester, Rev. Edward (Lorraine) Hart of Vermont, Gerald Hart and Peter Hart both of California. Several grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

She is the mother of the late Steven, Thomas and Bethany.  Aunt of the late, Matthew Mooney and  great aunt of the late Eric Mooney.  Step daughter of the late Roland Glosser Sr. and long timer partner of the late David Hart.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4 - 8PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where services will be Friday (Feb. 11, 2011) at 1PM. 

Memorials may be made to the family.

Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery. 

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, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Rowena M. Landers, 85, formerly of Dellinger Ave., Batavia, died Friday (February 11, 2011) at Genesee County Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Batavia on May 12, 1925, a daughter of the late Stuart and Mary Shirley Myers.  Her husband Thomas Landers died in 1979. 

Mrs. Landers was a member of St. Joseph Church and enjoyed knitting and cooking.  She was an accomplished sewer and made many of her young children's clothes.

Surviving are four sons: Thomas (Vicki) Landers of Hudson, FL, Timothy (Linda) Landers of Byron, Francis (Maryanne) Landers of Rochester and Kim (Ruby) Landers of Brockport.  A daughter, Colleen Scroger of Bergen. A sister in law, Betty Myers of Long Island.   Eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother of the late Dennis Landers who died in 1995 and sister of the late William Myers, Stuart Myers and Margaret Osterlitz. 

There is no visitation.  Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with interment in Stafford Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Crossroads House, P. O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020.

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, NY .  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Batavia - Miss Jeannette R. Pridmore, 81, of Batavia, formerly of Buffalo, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Genesee County Nursing Home, after a long illness.

Miss Pridmore was born November 6, 1929 in Byron, a daughter of the late Andrew M. and Evelyn M. Wigton Pridmore.

She graduated from Elba Central School in 1947 and took nurses training at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, where she worked for many years. She later worked as night supervisor at Children's Hospital until her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed traveling when she was able and a cruise trip and a trip to Hawaii were highlights. She was a long time, active member of West Avenue Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, holding several offices until suffering a stroke in late 2009.

Survivors include two sisters, Faye Anne (Carl) Barone and Margaret C. (late Donald) Parker, both of Elba, several nieces and nephews from Elba, Auburn and Georgia and a dear "daughter", Melanie McLeod of North Tonawanda.

She is the sister of the late Lawrence W. (late Carol) of Waterloo, Allan L. (Lillian) of Riverdale, Georgia, Raymond J. and Linda Lou, both of Elba.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba. Memorials may be made to Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba, New York 14058. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Dorothy M. (Wiedrich) Petty, 92, of Batavia, retiree from the Batavia VA Medical Center in Batavia, died Monday, February 7, 2011 at Batavia Nursing Home.

Mrs. Petty was born August 13, 1918 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Neil and Lydia Wiedrich Smock.

A graduate of Batavia High School, she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the former Moose Club of Batavia. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed going to horse races and stock car races. She would take bus trips to the area casinos where she loved playing bingo. She was a strong supporter of the Batavia Winter Guard and would wait tables wherever her late husband's band would play.

Her husband, Charles U. Petty, died January 18, 1990.

Survivors include her son, Gordon (Michal) Petty of Batavia; three grandchildren, Sarah (Michael) Wahl of Batavia, Christina (Adam) Lusk of North Carolina and Steven Petty of Batavia; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Lyle and Savannah Grace Lusk, both of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mr. Richard F. Meier, 81, of Batavia, a teacher of agriculture at Genesee-Wyoming BOCES in Batavia, prior to his retirement in 1991, died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at his home in Batavia.

Mr. Meier was born May 27, 1929 in Alexander, a son of the late Frank and Dora (Wagner) Meier.

He graduated from Cornell University, was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and a social member of the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid reader of westerns and enjoyed farming, gardening and especially enjoyed growing tomatoes. He was a member of NYSUT, Retired Ag. Teachers of NY, and was a Future Farmers of America (F.F.A) leader for many years and was active after his retirement. 

He is survived by his wife, Jane C. (Casterline) Meier whom he married July 30, 1955; a daughter, Debra L. Meier of Grand Island; a son, James L. Meier of Batavia; a brother, Frank (Virginia) Meier, Jr. of Alexander; a sister-in-law, Ellen "Bessie" Meier of Alexander; several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late Leonard Meier and Allen Meier. 

Friends may attend services at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New York FFA Foundation, 9340 Long Pond Rd, Croghan, NY 13327 (Please place Dick Meier Campership Fund in memo line). Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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