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Oakfield – Caroline A. Beach, 94, of Oakfield, an assembler at General Motors Corp. in Rochester, died on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at her home while under Homecare and Hospice.

Mrs. Beach was born November 2, 1924 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Ballon) Halat.

She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia’s Site.

She is survived by her loving husband, Eugene F. Beach, whom she married in 1952; a brother, Leon (Lillian) Halat of Oakfield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Sandra Mary Beach who passed away on May 21, 1993 and was the sister of the late Alphonso, Ray and Joseph Halat and Irene Cecere.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave. in Oakfield where prayers will be recited at 9 a.m. on Thursday.  Caroline’s Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia’s Site, 56 Maple Ave. in Oakfield. Memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave, Oakfield, NY 14125.  Burial will be in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Batavia - Ronald J. DiSalvo, 86, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. 

Ron was born October 28, 1932, in Batavia, a son of the late Salvatore and Mary (Miller) DiSalvo. 

A 1950 graduate of Batavia High School, Ron enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, golf and tennis.  In 1952, he joined the United States Army and is a Korean War Veteran. 

Ron was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Church, where he was a life member of the St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society and served as the society’s president.   

Ron operated the Army Navy surplus store on Main Street, called the Outdoor Store.  In 1966, he joined the Cultrara’s Shoe Store and would purchase the store in 1973.  In 1975, Ron changed the name of Cultrara’s to DiSalvo Shoe Store.  In August of 1976, DiSalvo’s relocated to the Genesee Country Mall becoming the first store to open in the mall.  Ron would be later joined by his wife and four children at the store.  A branch store was opened in 1982 in Niagara Falls, NY. 

Ron was the president of the Genesee Country Mall Association and the Brooklyn School PTA.  Ron was a life member of the VFW.  He served as the vice president of the City of Batavia PTA Council.  He also served on the board of directors for the YMCA. 

Ron was on the committee as chairman of Group I at St. James Church and was also a neighborhood commissioner with the Boy Scouts of America.

He was very involved with Pop Warner Batavia Youth Football, serving on the board of directors, co-chairman of the league, treasurer and ran the league refreshment stand.   

Ron was a member of St. Nicholas Club, Chamber of Commerce, Batavia Area Jaycees, Loyal Order of Moose, Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation, Community Betterment – Quality of Life in Genesee County, Crimestoppers of Batavia and the YMCA tennis club.

Survivors include his wife, Rose B. DiSalvo of Batavia; children, Michael DiSalvo of Batavia, Kathy (Dan) Reuter of Darien, David (Sandy) DiSalvo of Batavia and Sam (Michele) DiSalvo of Batavia; grandchildren, Stacie (Michael) Anderson, Kellie (Michael) Ottley, James (Christina) Stack, Katie (Scott) Helser, Aren (Lesha) DiSalvo, Valerie (Matthew) Cramer, Jessica DiSalvo, Samuel DiSalvo, Amanda DiSalvo and Sabrina DiSalvo; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Lucy, Olivia, Jacob, Mackenzie, Jeremy, Ethan, Briar, Rowan, Silas and Henry; brothers, Jim (Connie) DiSalvo of Stafford and Sam (late Viola) DiSalvo of Batavia; sisters, Florence (Joe) Condidorio of LeRoy and Kitty (Louie) Severino of Ohio; a brother-in-law, Paul (Marie) Ritter of California and several nieces and nephews.         

Calling hours are Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main St., Batavia. Ron's Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner St., Batavia. Entombment with military honors will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ronald's memory may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY, 14021, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate as well as National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter, 1650 South Avenue, Ste #100, Rochester, NY 14620. 

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

flag.jpgJames Wooster, age 82, of Perry passed away on Saturday July 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Amherst, NY on September 5, 1936 a son to the late William A. and Barbara M. (Cranston) Wooster. He is preceded in death by his wife: Diane (Parker) Wooster who passed away January 10, 2018, a granddaughter: Renee Greig who passed away in 1998, brothers: John and William Wooster Jr.

Jim was a graduate of York Central School. He served with the US Army. He worked for Akzo Nobel Salt Co. in Retsof from 1957-1997 and went to work for the Perry Central School District from 1997 to 2015. He was a member of the Perry VFW Post # 5009 and American Legion McKelton Post #350 in Perry and a former member of the Perry Rotary Club. He enjoyed gardening, cutting fire wood and was a painter who painted many homes in the Perry area. He was an avid Buffalo Bills and NY Yankees fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Laurie (David) Greig Jr. of Warsaw, Julie Hunt of Ft. Edward, NY, Sandy (Jeff) Hostetler of Warsaw, 5 grandchildren: Rachael Greig, Caitlyn Hunt, David Greig III, Brandon Hunt and Gracie Hostetler, 2 sisters: Louise Fisher of Getzville and Elizabeth (Neil) McColl of Fl., 2 sister-in-laws: Annabelle Wooster of Warsaw, Bettie Wooster of Leicester, brother and sister-in-law: Stanley (Nancy) Lubanski of Leicester, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 10am-1pm on Friday July 19th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 1 pm. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530 or to the Town of Perry Ambulance Service Inc. P.O. Box 205, Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of conddolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

flag.jpgCarlton L. Lafferty, age 87, of Perry, NY passed away on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at his home surrounded by family after a blessedly short battle with heart failure. Carl was born in Hume, NY on June 14, 1932 a son to the late Leland and Eunice (Kingsley) Lafferty. He is preceded in death by his loving wife: Judith Wheeler Lafferty, whom he married on August 1, 1958, a brother: Joel Lafferty, sister-in-law: Darlene Lafferty, brothers-in-law: Grant and Gerald Wheeler, and granddaughter: Jasmine Uveino.

Carl was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. He served his country in the US Army. He was a journeyman and toolmaker for LeRoy Machine Shop for many years. Carl loved all things flying. He enjoyed remote control planes, attending air shows, achieved his pilot’s license and owned his own plane, which he loved to take his wife Judy flying. He enjoyed family vacations, photography, boating, camping, fishing, traveling and tinkering in the garage.

He is survived by 3 sons: Benjamin (Debbie) Lafferty, Randy Lafferty and Michael (Judy Uveino) Lafferty, brothers: Leland “Bugsy” (Wanda) Lafferty and Raymond Lafferty, sisters: Dawn (Thomas) Friedl and Della (Woodrow) Cummings, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 3-5pm on Sunday July 14th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 5pm. He will be laid to rest in East Koy Cemetery in Pike.

For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of conddolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

kujawski.jpgFLORENCE W. KUJAWSKI ~ Age 94, of Batavia, died Wednesday morning July 10, 2019 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born in Batavia, NY on March 8, 1925 to the late Frank and Wanda (Wisniewski) Gorecki, Sr. also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Martin J. Kujawski in 2005 and a brother, Frank Gorecki, Jr.

Florence was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) along with its Altar & Rosary Society and assisting with the Bereavement Committee. She worked for over 40 years at the former P.W. Minor Shoe Factory. Florence was extremely proud of her Polish heritage and loved spending tme with her family.

Surviving are her loving sons, Jerome “Jerry” (Kristin) Kujawski of Batavia and Steven (Diane) Kujawski of Batavia; cherished grandson, Bradley S. (Rebecca Iannello) Kujawski; great-grandson, Gibson Charles Kujawski along with several nieces and nephews.

The Kujawski family will be present from 4-8p.m. on Sunday July 14, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers recited at 9:15a.m. on Monday July 15 will be followed by a 10a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart). She will be entombed with her husband in the Mosignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

madge_drinkwater_1948.jpgMADELINE E. HARDING – Age 91, of Batavia died July 7, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1928 in Yorkshire, NY to the late George L. and Matilda (Rauch) Drinkwater.

Madge was a graduate of Delevan Central High School, the Wyoming County Community Hospital School of Nursing and Genesee Community College. She worked at the former St. Jerome Hospital and Genesee County Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Batavia Senior Quilting Club, enjoyed traveling and watching sports. Especially loved were her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Frank, married 70 years, 3 sons, Richard of Schenectady, George (Yanasa) of Tonawanda and Mark (Nat) of Corfu and 1 daughter, Gail of Batavia; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; Sister-in-law Alice Harding of Florida along with nieces and nephews.

At her wishes there will be no services or calling hours. Burial will be at the Wyoming, NY Cemetery by the family at a date to be determined. Memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, Inc. 29 Liberty Street Suite #6; Crossroads House PO Box 403 or the Genesee County Senior Center 2 Bank Street #2 Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

Kathleen Ann (Twiss) Sasenbury, 68, of Rochester passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Highland Hospital.

She was born in Batavia, NY on September 8, 1950 to the late Jeanette (Wisniewski) Ritz and Gordon E. Twiss. She was a 1968 graduate of Batavia High School and attended Bryant and Stratton Business School. Kathleen moved to Rochester in 1968 to work for the Rochester Telephone Company and later in the telecommunications industry. She moved back to Batavia for several years where her children attended high school but moved back to Rochester in 1988 where she lived for the rest of her life. 

Kathleen loved cooking, her kitties, putting on office parties and was full of life. She went through many hardships but remained a very loving, caring and giving person.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arlin Dale Sasenbury, and her daughter Joelle Lee Sasenbury who died on November 25, 2018.

Kathleen is survived by her son, Richard E. Sasenbury, of Rochester; her sisters, Connie (Chris) Stone and Becky Ritz; a stepsister, Sharon Piscitelli; a step father, Robert Ritz, all of Batavia; an uncle, Victor (Jeanne) Wisniewski, of Prince Frederick, MD, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 12:00pm-2:00pm with a service immediately to follow.

Julia Lee Burnison, 57 of Okahumpka, FL passed away on Saturday, July 06, 2019. Julia was born on October 03, 1961 in Batavia, NY to the late George and Mary Burnison. She moved to Florida from Attica, NY in 1985. Julia enjoyed reading and playing a varity of games on the computer. She was a loyal friend who was funny and kind. She is survived by her brothers: George (Laurie) Burnison, of Attica, NY, and Glen Burnison, of Astatula, FL; Sister: Merrie (Roddy) Harris, of Tucson, AZ; Nieces and Nephews: Tina Knapp, Susan Baker, Robert Burnison, Brian Burnison, Michelle Polhamus, Jennifer Theel, Elizabeth Grace Burnison, Glen Daren Burnison; And several Great- nieces and nephews. Julia was a beloved sister, aunt, and friend who will be deeply missed by many. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bennington Volunteer Fire Compony Inc. by mail at: 1353 Route 354, Attica, NY 14011.
Services have been entrusted to Steverson Hamlin and Hilbish Funerals and Cremations: located at: 226 East Burleigh Blvd. Tavares, Fl 32778. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on line at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com .

lobello.jpgPhilip LoBello, 86 of Batavia, passed away on July 7, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 20, 1933 in Batavia, to the late Salvatore (Josephine Tabone) LoBello. He is preceded in death by son Christopher LoBello, siblings Joseph LoBello, Mary Cecere-LoBello and nephew Joseph LoBello Jr.

Phil was a graduate of the Batavia High School class of 1950.  He then served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  Phil worked for many years at GT Sylvania and Batavia Downs, until his retirement.  He spent his retirement babysitting and chauffeuring his granddaughters and working part-time at his daughter's law office.   

Phil was a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Church and later, Resurrection Parish.  He was also a member of the St. Nick's Social Club, the Knights of Columbus, and served as President of the Batavia Downs Independent Employees' Union for many years.

Phil was an avid sports fan and especially loved the New York Yankees.  He also loved his coffee groups, Sunday sauce, nice cars, and sharp clothing.  More than anything, Phil was proud of his family and adored his five granddaughters and great-granddaughter.    

Mr. LoBello is survived by his wife Joyce (Porter) LoBello of Batavia; children Debra (Mark) Burhans of Elba; Philip M. (Kristina) LoBello; 5 grandchildren, Karen (Joseph) Colangelo, Gretchen (Thomas) McManama, Lauren (William Arpin) Burhans, Nicole (Nate) Recht, Lucia LoBello; great-granddaughter Cecilia Joyce Colangelo, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4 to7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.   

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

flowers.jpgJacqueline D. Hough, 93 of Warsaw, NY, passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. She was born in Buffalo, NY on February 25, 1926 a daughter to the late John Edward and Mabel M. (Court) Decker. She is preceded in death by her husband: James A. Hough who passed away on Jan. 13, 2001, siblings John (Sue) Decker, Robert (Joanne) Decker and Thelma (Walter) Martin, 2 great grandchildren: Alexisia Crawford and Emily Wolfe.

She was a 1944 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo. Jackie worked for Robeson Cutlery in Perry and later for Mallory timers in Warsaw for over 30 years retiring from them at their closing in 1986. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center where she taught Sunday school, was the church clerk since 1964 and sung in the church choir. Jackie loved to bake, many who knew her called her the “Cake Lady” she made decorative cake for all occasions.

She is survived by a son Kevin (Kay) Hough of Warsaw, 6 grandchildren: Vicki (Paul) Hinsken, Derrick Hough, Alicia (Gene) Huff, Trisha (Matthew) Wolfe, Bridgette Flint, Barbara (Christopher) Kribbs, 16 great grandchildren: Austin, Kallie, Mason and Dylan Hinsken, Joshua and Aiden Hough, Autumn and Matthew Huff, Leanne Wolfe, Nikita and Kylee Hess, Micaela Van Buren, Jesika, Brock and Christie Jones, NovaLea Kribbs, 1 great great grandson: Brayden Hinsken, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 11am-3pm on Saturday July 13th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Sunday July 14th at 12:00 noon at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, New York 14530 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or visit act.alz.org/donate. 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.

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