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Age 72, of Batavia, died peacefully Tuesday evening November 2, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born June 17, 1939 in Batavia, daughter of the late Earl G. & Florence (Driggs) Roth, also preceded in death by her husband William A. Dibble in 1985; brothers Carl A. & James Roth. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia and its 20-30 Club. A graduate of Elba Central School and the Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, Rose received additional training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and her advanced nursing degree from St. Joseph's College in Maine. She had a lifelong passion to be a nurse, having graduated from the same nursing school as her mother and great aunt and that passion gained her the respect of the doctors and staff she worked with and the patients she cared for. Rose travelled throughout Europe working at various hospitals and military bases then returned to nursing at the former St. Jerome's Hospital where she was instrumental in helping set up the Cardiac Unit finally ending her career as an ICU Nurse. A member of the Elba Historical Society, she enjoyed her fall trips to Maine for sailing and lobsters, summers spent at her cottage on Conesus Lake and tours with "Ramblin Lou".

Surviving are her beloved siblings Earl C. (Ann) Roth of Elba, Charles L. (Shirley) Roth of Albion and Irene (Tom) Griffith-Pierce of Elba; aunt Eleanor Mason of Elba; dear friend and fellow RN Darryl Tygart of LeRoy; 14 nieces, nephews, numerous great nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit Saturday November 5 from 6-8PM and Sunday November 6 from 1-3 & 6-8PM at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will take place 10:00 AM Monday November 7, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main Street Batavia with burial in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in Rose's memory are suggested to the church, Elba Historical Society or a charity of the donors choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF ROSE M. DIBBLE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC ~ 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Oakfield- Mrs. Carol L. Atkinson, 55, of Oakfield, died Saturday (October 29, 2011)at her home.

Mrs. Atkinson was born August 28, 1956 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Robert and Patricia (Burch) Houston.

Mrs. Atkinson was a registered nurse at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia for 15 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies, cruises, Jamaica and shopping, especially for purses.  Mrs. Atkinson was a Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan.  She also liked to play "that stupid game."   

Survivors include her husband, Marshall C. Atkinson of Oakfield, whom she married April 28, 1994; a daughter, Cara (Richard) Masters of Pembroke; two sons, Robert (Ashley) Greene of Batavia and Albert Atkinson at home; two grandchildren, Patrick and Leighana Masters of Pembroke; two sisters, Kathryn (Jeffrey) Gephart of Waterloo and Patricia (Thomas) Matthews of Ohio; dear family friend, Burnita Sample of Madison, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Atkinson is predeceased by her first husband, William Greene and two brothers, Robert Houston and Richard Houston.  

Calling hours are Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Services will be at 4:00 on Wednesday, also at the funeral home.  Burial will be at a later date in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.  Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.  

Viola Spaulding Klimczak, 92, of Roanoke, VA, formerly of Batavia, died Friday (Oct. 28, 2011) at Emeritas at Cave Springs Assisted Living Facility.

She was born in Alexander, NY on June 6, 1919, a daughter of the late Ralph Sr. and Julia Sattler Spaulding.

Mrs. Klinczak was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church) where she was active in the St. Joseph Sodality and also a member of Resurrection Church in Moneta, VA.  She enjoyed playing the organ, gardening and bingo.  Prior to her retirement she was an office worker at the former W.T. Grant Co. of Batavia.

On June 30, 1937 she married Stanley E. Klimczak who died on May 9, 2000.

Surviving is a son, Ronald (Marion) Klimczak of Hardy, VA., a daughter in law Barbara Klimczak of Sun City Center, FL.  Four grandchildren: Denise (Dan) Lagaly, Kelly (Shawn) Hite, Brian Klimczak and Cary Klimczak.  Three great grandchildren: Savannah, Noah and Makenna Lagaly. Several nieces and a nephew also survive.

Viola is the mother of the late Donald Klimczak who died on December 30, 2002 and sister of the late: Ralph, Nelson, Warren, Theodore and Norman Spaulding.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 - 7 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will be Wednesday at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church).

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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

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

Dale Morton Perry, 65, of East Pembroke, died Thursday (October 27, 2011) at his residence following a battle with cancer.

He was born in Batavia on July 16, 1946, a son of the late Marlo and Esther Buchele Perry.

Dale was a graduate of Akron Central School and Alfred School of Technology.  He worked at his family owned business, Perry's ice Cream Co. Inc of Akron throughout his life until he left his role as Executive Vice President in 1994.  Dale assisted in the development of another successful company, Summit Lubricants in Batavia where he served as President.  After his retirement, he continued his entrepreneur interests in land development.

He served with the United States Air Force Reserves as well as the Akron Volunteer Fire Company.  He was an executive member of the Akron Rotary and Masonic Lodge.  His interests included traveling to Hawaii and playing golf.

He was the loving husband of Victoria (Gorczyca) Perry whom he married in 2000.  A dear father of Debra and (Gordon) Musilli of Batavia and Denise (Bob) Akin of Akron.  Grandfather of Megan, Madison and Grey Musilli, Zac, Will and Cole Akin. Brother of Thomas (Marilyn) Perry of Akron, Allyn (Marilyn) Perry of Wilson, NY, Linda (Joseph) Capan of Akron. Stepdaughters, Julie Betters, Christine (Kevin Tobin) Betters and Kathleen Betters. Step grand daughters, Leila, Nina and Kieran Tobin.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family will receive friends on Saturday (Nov. 5, 2011) at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, from noon to 3 pm. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Home Care and Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

 

 

  

Mary K. Muskopf, 80 of Stafford, died October 25, 2011 at her home. She was born September 20, 1931 in Batavia to the late Theodore (Anna Duda) Krywy. Mrs. Muskopf worked 43 years for the New York Telephone and AT&T in both Batavia and Buffalo. She also worked as a Town of Stafford Court Clerk. Mary was a 1949 graduate of Batavia High School, member of the Pioneers Club, St. Nicholas Club, Moose Club, 20/20 Dinner Club, Batavia Band Booster Volunteer and Stafford Fireman’s Carnival Volunteer. She had a passion for lawn care and gardening, enjoyed sewing, traveling, creating costumes for dance and holidays, decorating for the holidays, Friday night fish fry, shopping with her daughters and was an avid All My Children fan. She is preceded in death by her husband Frederick H. Muskopf (2007).    
                                                                                                                        
She is survived by her daughters Patricia (Lawrence) Weill of Walworth, NY; Sandra Jean (Kevin) Hyde of Beavercreek, OH; 2 grandchildren Kelly and Erin Weill; brothers Alex Krywy of Morganville; John (Pat) Krywy of Spencerport; sisters Sophie (Roy) McClurg; Betty (Frank) Loncz both of Stafford; along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 1 to 5 PM on Sunday October 30, 2011 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will take place on Monday October 31, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.
 

Memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.
 

Byron - Stephen P. Puls, 57, of Byron, went to be with our Lord Wednesday (October 26, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center.
 
Stephen was born June 1, 1954, in Batavia, a son of the late Henry and Estelle Glomb Puls. He was an avid sports enthusiast,  especially a huge Yankee fan and was a very gifted musician. A member of the Assembly of God Church in Batavia, Stephen was a faithful, devoted Christian and very dedicated to his church. He was the brother of the late David H. Puls and Daniel M. Puls.
 
Stephen is survived by his sisters and brother; Joan (John) Mattle of Bergen, Tina (Don) McCoy of Rochester, Patty (Mike) Gibson of Oakfield, Mary (Don) Mumford of Oakfield, Anne (late Pat) McKernan of Albuquerque, NM, John (Liz) Puls of Stafford and Susan Rouse of Lockport; a sister-in-law, Emma (late Dan) Puls of Columbus OH and a dear friend, Sylvia Colantonio of Batavia. Many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.
 
Family and friends may call Friday 5-7 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Saturday at the Assembly of God Church 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.


Audrey J. Little, 76 of Batavia, died October 25, 2011 at the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville. She was born July 6, 1935 in Buffalo to the late Walter Ashburn and the late Grace (Mack) Kellogg. Mrs. Little was a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She enjoyed Bingo at the Washington Towers and any social event in the lounge. She is preceded in death by her husband James A. Little.    
                                                                                                                        
She is survived by her son James (Rolinda) Little of SC; daughters Dawn Mango of Batavia; Michelle (Randy) Robb of Corfu; Colleen (Robert Smith) Little of Buffalo; sister-in-law Susan Gibson of Clarence; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be private. Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke.
 

Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. 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.

 

Anthony F. Fazio, 85 of Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Batavia, died October 24, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL. He was born March 14, 1926 in Batavia to the late Frank (Rose Scalia) Fazio. Mr. Fazio was a member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church and the former St. Nicholas Club. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He worked at Doehler Jarvis, GTE Sylvania, and lastly as an Inspector for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. Mr. Fazio loved baseball, coaching Little League and was an avid New York Yankee fan. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Filomena (Dattoli) Fazio (2005); granddaughters Cristine Marie, Cara Rose Fazio and brother Nathan Fazio.

He is survived by two sons Frank Fazio of Palm Beach, FL; James (Nicolina) Fazio of Batavia; grandsons James and Ryan Fazio of Batavia; along with several nieces and nephews.
 

Friends are invited to call on Friday October 28, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home 9:30 AM on Saturday October 29, 2011 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.     

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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, NY 14020.

   

 

 

Lon Midkiff, Jr., 81 of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday evening (October 22, 2011) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Batavia.

He was born in Salt Rock, West Virginia on April 26, 1930, the son of the late Lon and Blanche Walker Midkiff.

Lon served with the U.S. Army and retired after a career of 22 ½ years of dedicated service.  He was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was truly proud of his military service to his country.  In his spare time he enjoyed walleye fishing on Lake Erie, landscaping around his yard and was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.  Most of all, he adored his loving family and held a high integrity towards life, always speaking the truth about matters.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nicola Copani Midkiff of Batavia.  Two sons, Michael Midkiff (Susan Connell) of Whitesboro, NY and Mark (Valerie) Midkiff of Anderson, SC.  Four grandchildren, Mitchell, Connor, Gianna and Aiden Midkiff.  A brother, Sherrill (Cora) Midkiff of Huntington, WV.  Two sisters, Janice Burns of Huntington, WV and Julie Carr of Lexington, VA.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Prayers will be Thursday at 8:45 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony Site). 

Entombment will be in the Fr. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors.

Those desiring may make memorials to the Veterans Administration Medical Center of Batavia.

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 14020.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

 

Mildred S. Fabio, 93, of Batavia, died Friday (October 21, 2011) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia after a brief illness.

She was born in Buffalo, NY on January 24, 1918, a daughter of the late Ignatius and Katarzyna Samul.

Mildred was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  Throughout the years she performed countless volunteer hours with the church lawn fete and bingo.  Devotion to her family and faith were her highest priority.  The countless acts of kindness and warmth to her family will always be remembered.

Surviving are two daughters and sons in law, Mary Ellen (David) Gear of Avon and Lori (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. A brother, Charles Samul.  Fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was the wife of the late Michael Fabio who died August 2, 2011, mother of the late Daniel C. Fabio who died in 2007 and also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Prayers will be Tuesday at 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).

The Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 3:45 PM Monday.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorials to; Breast Cancer Coalition, 840 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14625 or Prader Willi Syndrome Assoc., 8588 Potter Drive, Suite 500, Sarasota, FL, 34238.

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 14020.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, Director and Proprietor.

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