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dennisb.jpg Dennis G. Bzduch, age 63, of Perry, NY passed away on Saturday January 4, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Warsaw, New York on June 27, 1956 a son to Walter Bzduch of Perry and the late Stella J. (Szczepanek) Bzduch who passed away in 2010. Along with his mother he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law: Bobby Kruppner who passed away in 2018.

Dennis was a 1975 graduate of Perry High School. He graduated from Genesee Community College with an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistant, received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at SUNY Brockport and his Master’s degree in Health Education from the University of Alabama. Dennis worked for York Central School as a Physical, Health and Driver’s Education Teacher. He coached the Girls Varsity Basketball team, Track team and Varsity Football team at York Central, at Perry High School he coached Football and was the Director of Pools. He was a CPR and Lifeguard instructor for Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. He was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joesph’s Church) in Perry, Silver Lake Country Club and Davis Meadows Golf Course in Pavilion. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating, gaming, spending quiet times in the hot tub, vacations at Walt Disney World, playing Santa Claus for many events during the holidays, he was an avid Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Sabres fan and most importantly to him was his family.

He is survived by his wife: Wendy D. (Kruppner) Bzduch whom he married in 1985, 2 children: Chelsea (Ryan Winchip) Bzduch of Hamburg, Dennis “DJ” (Cortney Chamberlain) Bzduch II of Rush, his father: Walter Bzduch of Perry, mother-in-law: Patricia Kruppner of Silver Lake, sisters: Marian “Putza” Bzduch, Marcia (Dean) Preston both of Perry, brother: Edward (Celeste) Bzduch of Perry, sister-in-laws: Nancy (Al) Durfee, Lori (Gino) Standish both of Warsaw, granddaughter: Sophia Bzduch along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 3:00-8:00PM on Friday January 10, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202 or visit www.diabetes.org or to the American Red Cross 8550 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031 or visit www.redcross.org to 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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Betty S. Clark, 66, formerly of LeRoy, NY passed away on January 3, 2020 in Medina, NY. She was born in Batavia, NY to the late Claude J. and the late Joan (Johnson) Clark. She was preceded in death by her sister, Karen DellaPenta.

Betty was a former member of City Church in Batavia. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone that needed it.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Robert and Danielle Tooley of Oakfield; grandchildren, Gemma, RJ, and Rowan Tooley; sister, Kathy (Tom) Harper, of Florida; brother-in-law, Pat DellaPenta, of S. Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 12 pm- 2 pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 2 pm at the funeral home. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011

 

 

wolcott_pic.jpgDONNA M. WOLCOTT ~ Age 78, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday December 28, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born in Batavia, NY on March 18, 1941 to the late John and Catherine (Camaratta) Wolcott, also preceded in death by her siblings, John, Michael, David & Butch Wolcott and Joan Watches.

Donna was employed by the ARC Day Program for many years, she was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed crafts of any kind.

Surviving is her loving sister, Mary A. Fitch of Batavia; brother-in-law, Chauncey Watches, several nieces, nephews and her ARC family.

Donna’s family will be present from 11a.m. – 12p.m. on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKSI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Remembrance Service will begin at noon. She will be laid to rest in N. Byron Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.

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

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

larry_buck_pic_2.pngLARRY J. BUCK ~ Age 59, longtime public servant, died Sunday December 22, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a long illness. Larry was born February 19, 1960 in Dansville, NY to the late Charles and Gerri (Comardo) Buck; also preceded in death by his brother, Roger Buck.

Larry’s joy in helping others is what started his career in public service, which began in Attica as a Police Officer, moving on to be a Paramedic for the City of Batavia and finally settling in as a 911 Dispatcher for Genesee County also serving as a Genesee County Coroner for many years. He was an active member of the Genesee County Republican Party, enjoyed all sports, especially hockey, football, horse racing, baseball and NASCAR.   

Surviving is his beloved wife of 35 years, Donna (Gundell) Buck of Batavia; daughter, Michelle (John) Tracy of California and their children, Melody, Sarah & Benjamin; son, David Marniucci of Sodus, NY; sister, Sandra (Paul) Briggs of Dansville; brother-in-law, Fred Gundell of Batavia along with a special niece, Ashley (Chris) Politi.

Donna and family invite all to an afternoon of Celebrating Larry’s Life on Sunday January 12, 2020 from 1-4p.m. at the DIBBLE FAMILY CENTER at 4110 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 to enjoy food, drink, share pictures and memories of Larry. Memorials in his memory can be made to his family.

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

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

 

morton.jpgMarilyn Morton, of North Tonawanda, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019.  She was born on September 30, 1936 in Batavia, New York to the late Russell and Anne (Rogan) Morton.  Marilyn is predeceased by brothers Russell A. Morton, Jr.; and the Honorable Glenn R. Morton.

Marilyn was involved in nursing throughout her life, as an RN, LPN, Public Health Nurse, and through her significant community involvement.  Marilyn began her career as a surgical nurse in Batavia and Buffalo, New York and then became an instructor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  At Plattsburgh State, Marilyn held several positions instructing students, headed the Nursing Department, and also participated on the College's Steering Committee and Faculty Senate.  Marilyn earned her Master’s degree at Tulane University focusing on Public Health Nursing which she used throughout her career, as well as volunteering for community health initiatives, and through her Parish, Saint Peters.

Marilyn was active in many community, health, and religious events and organizations including: fundraisers, community outreach programs for the sick and elderly, helping to bring Hospice to Clinton County, and was also active in local historical events.  She was a lifelong learner and community supporter and she enjoying knitting, needlepoint, and gardening in her spare time.

Marilyn is survived by her nieces and nephews; Melissa Clark of Rochester PA, Katherine (James) Nicoletti (James) of Webster NY, Glenn (Dana) Morton III of North Tonawanda, Timothy-Jay Morton and M. Rogan (Joseph Cardinal) Morton of Buffalo; and many grand nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) 303 E. Main Street Batavia.  She will be entombed in St. Josephs Mausoleum, Batavia.

Due to family allergies, flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Plattsburgh State College Foundation, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, www.alumni.plattsburgh.edu. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

rosica.jpgRosalie M. (LoCastro) Rosica, 87 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born in Dunkirk on September 22, 1932 to the late Anthony (Mary Conti) LoCastro. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Thomas R. Rosica, whom she married on June 28, 1958; brother Joseph LoCastro; sister-in-law to Michael Lovria, Noma LoCastro, Lena and Paul Palmer, Sabastian and Ada Rosica; daughter-in-law to Charles (Mary Di’Angelo) Rosica and her niece Frances LoCastro.

She was a 1951 graduate of Batavia High School and 1953 graduate of Jamestown School of Practical Nursing where she earned her LPN Degree. After graduation, she was a nurse at the former St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia for several years before becoming a homemaker, which she was most proud of. A current member of Resurrection Parish, she was a past lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church before it’s closing where she was instrumental in several of the church societies including, St. Nicholas, St. Loretta, St. Josephs Day Table founders and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Rosalie was a devoted wife, mother and “Nannie” to her dear husband and family. Her family and friends meant everything to her. She loved to cook and share a good meal with them. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, ceramics and playing cards over the years. She was an avid animal lover from the time she was a child when she would bring home strays and take care of them to her golden years with her felines Bootsie and Frisky. She will be truly missed by all who knew her and for her witty, loving and charming personality.

Mrs. Rosica is survived by her dear sister Pearl Lovria of Batavia, whom she cherished very much, brother Frank LoCastro of LeRoy, beloved children Thomas C. Rosica, Mary Ann (Joseph) Raphael, Victoria (Daniel) Jacques; most precious grandchildren Jenna (Robert) Gallitto, Jared & Andrea Raphael, Megan and Marissa Jacques, along with many nieces and nephews.    

There will be no prior calling hours, please join the family for a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 (the family will greet people prior to mass at 11:30 AM). She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for distribution to local charities. 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, NY 14020.   

fgsert3e.jpgSheila M. Stavisky, age 70, of Castile, NY and Norvelt, PA. passed away on Monday December 30, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Elmira, NY on March 11, 1949, a daughter to the late Terrence M. and Desailes M. (Brague) McConnell. She is preceded in death by a brother James McConnell who passed away in 2007.

Sheila was a 1967 graduate of North Penn High School in Blossburg, PA., and graduated in 1970 from Mansfield University with a Bachelors of Science in Education. She was a special education teacher of early childhood Education through Jr. High. Sheila worked for several school districts in Pennsylvania including Wellsboro School District in Wellsboro, Tunkhannock Area School District in Tunkhannock and Greensburg-Salem School District in Greensburg where she was very proud of serving as a writing coach. She retired from Greensburg-Salem in 2006.

Sheila was a member of the Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Greensburg and attended St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Warsaw. She was an active member of the Perry Garden Club where she was past treasurer and the Greater Latrobe Art Conservation Trust in Latrobe, PA. Sheila enjoyed cooking, entertaining, home décor especially during the holidays, arts and crafts. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, or just quiet days at the lake with Bill.

She is survived by her husband whom she married on August 28, 1971 Dr. William D. Stavisky, daughter: Bethanie (Kevin) Swartz of Victor, son: Dan (Gina) Stavisky of Orchard Park, 5 grandchildren: John, Allison, Clare, Elyse and Graham. sister-in-law: Sarah (Martin) Fry of Coudersport, PA., and brother-in-law: Dan (Mary) Stavisky of Port Allegany, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday January 3rd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church 171 N. Main St. in Warsaw at 10am.
She will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Garden Club C/O Sue Marinaccio 65Water St. Perry, New York 14530, Cancer Wellness Connections 7 Brickston Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534 or to the Art Conservation Trust Greater Latrobe School District 131 High School Rd. Latrobe, PA. 15650. 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.

Batavia - Dolores "Dee" Elizabeth Ognibene, 84, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing in Batavia.

Dolores was born February 5, 1935, in Batavia, to the late Vance Frisby and Alice Gund Grice.

She was a beloved wife, mother and sister who was a devoted Catholic. She loved animals and started riding quarter horses at the age of 39. She traveled all over New York State, along with Canada, Texas and the Eastern United States for over 30 years winning numerous awards that include World Championship in Oklahoma and All America Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 64 years, Joseph; beloved children; Stephen Joseph (Loretta) Ognibene, Joni (Thomas) Yaskulski, Rosanne (Mark) Bertolani, Michael (Bonnie) Ognibene and Maria Dolores (Scott) Soeffing; beloved grandchildren; Sara, Joseph, Matthew, Stephen Ryan Ognibene, Melanie (Daniel) Deemer, Michael (Rema) Yaskulski, Mark (Carol) Bertolani, Anthony Bertolani,Samantha (Ryan) Macdonald, Jennifer (Jonathan) Flannery, Kristine Elizabeth (Steven) Cummings, Mariah and Mia Ognibene, Philip, Amo, Vincent, Angelina, Dylan and Jesse Soeffing; beloved great-grandchildren; Thomas and Benjamin Deemer, Michael II and Eden Yaskulski, Ryan Jr. and Andrew Macdonald and Maximus and Mercedes Flannery; her loving and devoted sister; Elizabeth (Nicholas) Spiotta; sisters-in-law Katherine Ognibene and Mary Dee Ognibene along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her son, Joseph; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Ognibene; grandchildren, Timothy and Stephanie Ognibene; brothers-in-law, Lawrence and Samuel Ognibene and sisters-in-law; Josephine Ognibene and Rose Giordano.

Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow visitation at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Bonacci officiating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.


Lucy Taylor Snell, 81, of Corfu, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 surrounded by her family.

She was born August 5, 1938 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Clifford and Elizabeth Taylor. Lucy graduated from Kensington High School in Buffalo. She attended Buffalo State Teachers College and graduated in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education. Lucy then went on to be a 4-H economics agent with Genesee County, where she met her loving husband Roger Snell. Roger and Lucy dedicated their lives to their Airville Farm until his death in 1990.

Lucy was an active member of the Sigma Kappa Alumna and the Pi Kappa. Lucy was also a 50-year member of the East Pembroke Grange. Lucy also enjoyed her lunch outings and time spent with the MADD support group. She was known as “Cowgram” and “Hockey Gram” to all who knew her.

Lucy enjoyed gardening, farming, cooking, sewing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her two puppies Baily and Halo. She was an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabers Fan. She was very proud of her Buffalo roots and loved following the revitalization of Buffalo.

Lucy is survived by her children Susan (Frank) DiFilippo of Corfu, and Sally (Jeff) Corbett of Monroe, NC; grandchildren, Ryan DiFilippo, Jordan DiFilippo, Elyse Corbett, Garret (Celina) Corbett and Mara Corbett. She is also survived by her sister Lois (late Henry) Rehfeld of Bradenton, FL and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

 

a_taddei_pic.jpgALICE J. TADDEI ~ Age 89, of Oakfield, died Friday afternoon December 27, 2019 at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. She was born in Batavia, NY on October 13, 1930 to the late Frank and Wanda (Stachowski) Yasses, also preceded in death by her beloved Husband, Amelio R. Taddei, siblings Genevieve Rudolph, Dolores Krantz, Irene Bachulak, Alfreda Walton, Lorraine Maher, Frances Slovick, Frank, Theodore, and Henry Yasses.

Mrs. Taddei was a longtime member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield and worked at the former Sylvania plant before its move. She was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed cooking, playing cards with her sisters but most of all time spent with family and at Red Lake fishing with her beloved, Amelio.

Surviving are her loving daughters, Carol (Martha Standish) Taddei of Pavilion, Marie (John) Blaine of Pittsburgh, PA and Marilyn (late Keith) Sheron of Batavia; cherished grandchildren, Dr. Maria (Brian) Sheron-Chung and Officer Derek (DeAnna) Blaine; great-grandchildren, Weston & Wyatt Blaine; brothers, Leonard “Butch” Yasses of NC, Edwin Yasses of Stafford; sister-in-law, Lorraine Yasses of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the Taddei family. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Padre Pio Parish.

Please share your words of comfort with the Taddei family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

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