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     Age 95, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday afternoon March 11, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born April 27, 1915 in Glens Falls, NY, daughter of the late Louis & Mary (Grassucci) Tasciotti and also preceded in death by her husband Peter Orsini in 1968. Mrs. Orsini and her late husband were the owners of the LaCabanna Restaurant in Glen Lake, NY for many years.

     Surviving are her children Peter (Judy) Orsini of Atlanta, GA; Mary Orsini of Norwich, CT and Jeanne (the late John) Dermody of Elba; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

     There is no prior visitation and Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family with a private burial.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

     Age 74, of Oakfield, NY died Thursday March 10, 2011 at Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born January 1, 1937 in Bedford, PA, son of the late John L. & E. Louise (Smith) Lechliter and a brother to the late Joan Diveris. A 1955 graduate of Horseheads High School and a 1959 graduate of the Rochester General Hospital School of X-Ray Technology. During his lifetime, he was employed as an optician, thereafter as an x-ray technician in Ithaca, Medina and Batavia, retiring in 1999.

     Surviving is his wife Donna (Kyler) Lechliter whom he married Jan 1. 1962 of Oakfield; daughters Elizabeth (James) Delaney of Alpine, NY and Anna (Matthew) Waldron of Missouri. His brothers Gerald (Evelyn) Lechliter of Lancaster, PA; Daniel (Lori) Lechliter of Oxnard, CA; Don (Lisa) Lechliter of Elmira; sister Kathy (David) Robinson of Savona, NY and brother-in-law Hercules Diveris of Albany; 5 grandchildren Kyler, Alden, Rowan Delaney & Brody and Jacob Waldron along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 7-9 PM Sunday March 13 and 10-11 AM Monday March 14 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 AM. Memorials in his memory can be made to CARE-A-VAN Ministries 4 Lewis Place Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in White Church Cemetery, Hesston, PA.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC OF 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Oakfield - Mr. John J. Needham, age 75, of Oakfield, retired master mechanic for the former Country Motors in Oakfield for 47 years, died Monday, March 7, 2011 at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle.

Mr. Needham was born February 29, 1936 in Alabama, a son of the late Alfred and Lucy Watson Needham.

A member of the NRA and AARP, Mr. Needham was an avid hunter. A fan of Indy Car Racing, especially Danica Patrick, he helped build his children go-karts as they grew up and will be remembered by his family as a skilled mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Weatherbee Needham whom he married November 29, 1958; his children, Holly Needham of Oakfield, Steve Needham and Mitch Needham, both of Batavia and Wade Needham of East Pembroke; three granddaughters, Carrie (Justin) Ohlson of Oakfield, Christina Needham of Batavia and Madison Needham of East Pembroke; his brother, Barry Needham of Tonawanda and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 214 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in Alabama Cemetery, Alabama. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Santina “Sadie” J. Pricola, 85 of Elba, NY. Died March 5, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Born December 25, 1925 in Rochester, New York. She is daughter of the late Bartolo (Josephine Palermo) Dambra. Mrs. Pricola owned and operated the Elba House of Beauty for many years. She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish-Our lady of Fatima Church and its Altar Rosary Society. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony Pricola (1997); brothers Anthony, William, Alphonso and Thomas Dambra along with sister Carmella Dentino. She is survived by her sons James (Kathy); Barton (Mary Beth) Pricola both of Brockport; daughter Maria “Mary Jo” (Stephen) Richenberg of Elba; grandchildren Cory (Amanda), Stephanie Richenberg, Jamie, Molly, Emily, B. J., and Daniel Pricola, one great-grandson Liam Richenberg, two sisters-in-law Phyllis and Rose Dambra, along with many nieces and nephews also survive. 

Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 PM on Monday March 7, 2011 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 

Prayer will be recited 9:15 AM on Tuesday March 8, 2011 at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM St. Padre Pio Parish-Our Lady of Fatima Church 65 S. Main St. Elba, NY 14058. 

Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. Memorials may be made to the Elba Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad PO Box 58 Elba, NY 14058 or to St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. 

For more information or to sign his online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

Long Jr., John J.. 82 of Akron died Feb. 27, 2011. Father of Karl (Sandra) Long of TN; Karen (Douglas) Sandy of Clarence; Darlene (Jim) Dylag of Corfu; Christine (Jeffrey) Thuman of Barker; daughter-in-law JoAnn Long of Kenmore; sisters Donna (James) Moses of Kenmore; Janice Peltz of Cheektowaga; sister-in-law Josephine Long of OH; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren survive along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife Shirley M. (Miller) Long 2010; son Curtis Long; daughter Sharon Long; parents John J. (Florence K. Morris) Long Sr.; brother Duane Long. Mr. Long was a WWII Army Veteran.

He was a real history buff that loved fishing, target shooting, reading and most of all spending time with his family.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday March 19, at Grace Bible Church 6023 Dutton Pl. Newfane, NY 14108.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY.  

For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comor call (585) 343-8260. 

Batavia - Brian Michael Hillabush, 33, of Batavia, a sports writer for 14 years, most recently for The Batavian, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his residence, in Batavia.

Mr. Hillabush was born March 18, 1977 in Batavia, a son of Robert and Barbara (Ellingham) Hillabush of Batavia. An avid golfer, Colts, Yankees and Payton Manning fan, he graduated in 1996 from Oakfield-Alabama High School. He was a former writer with the Batavia Daily News, played T-Ball, Little League and Varsity Tennis in Oakfield, was a disc jockey at St. John Fisher and Genesee Community College where he was station manager, instrumental in station modernization and received an Associates Degree in Communication. He was a member of the Lions Club of Batavia, participated in GCC fashion shows, served as a mentor to high school students and enjoyed reading to children at the Richmond Memorial Library.

Surviving along with his parents are his brother, Devin Hillabush of Batavia; nephews, Alexander Heatherman and Aden Hillabush; and an aunt, Fawn Ettinger of Batavia

Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia where services will follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. Condolences may be made at  www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Norman B. Hill, 79, of Basom, died Tuesday (March 1, 2011) at Buffalo General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Buffalo on September 19, 1931, a son of the late Joseph Hill and Harriet Sundown.

Mr. Hill was a Sachem Chief of the Wolf Clan of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.  Doni ho geh weh  ”He holds the door open”.  Prior to his retirement he worked for the NYS Department of Transportation in Clarence, NY, American Airlines, Ward Hydraulics and Houdaille Strippit. He is an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Myron Ground Post American Legion, I.O.O.F. of Attica and the  Tonawanda Men’s Singing Society.  He enjoyed Baseball, Harley-Davidson riding, gardening, fishing, reading maps and atlases, solving crossword puzzles and being with his grandsons.

Surviving is his wife of over 47 years, Bernadette “Birdie” Parker Hill.  Children: Norman B. Hill Jr. of Basom, Karl Hill of Basom, Wayne Abrams of Basom and Krystal (Brian) Pollworth of Gasport.  Grandsons: Joseph B. Clark, Connor G. Pollworth and Liam M. Pollworth.  Sister, Aleda “Gigi” Ground of Basom. Half brother, Hilton (Darthea) Hill of Wisconsin.  His aunt, Lorena (Ralph) Patt of Kendall, NY.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. He is the brother of the late: Robert Hill, Ivan Ground and Betty Hill.

Family and friends may call at the family residence, 7415 Reuben Rd., Basom on Thursday.  Services will be Friday 1PM at the residence followed by a 2PM service at the Long. House with full Military Honors.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC. 32 John St., Akron.   Ronald P. Konieczny, Director & Veteran.

Mickelina L. Irrera, 96 of Batavia died February 27, 2011 in United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. Born November 16, 1914 in Batavia, NY. Daughter of the late Philip (Loretta Tripi) Fraterrigo.

Mrs. Irrera was retired from Jackson School where she worked in the Cafeteria; she also previously worked at the Horowitz Shirt Factory. She was a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s), the Altar & Rosary Society, Our Lady of Loretto, St. Ann’s Society, Notre Dame Prayer Group, a Girl Scout Leader, Batavia High School Band Booster, a member of the Bishop’s Committee, and the Election Board.

She left her family a very special gift- HER FAITH.

She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony A. Irrera Sr. in 1997, brothers Louis and Joseph Fraterrigo and sisters Laura Vilardo, Lucy Holton, and Maria Fraterrigo, also a granddaughter Melissa McNally. She is survived by her children Anthony (Lillian) Irrera Jr., Roger (Carol) Irrera, and Michelle (Michael) McNally all of Batavia. 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 5:00 to 8: 00 PM on Wednesday March 2, 2011 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited on Thursday at 9:00 AM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s R.C. Church), 122 Liberty Street, Batavia at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the National Centre for Padre Pio Inc. 2213 Old Rt. 100 Barto, PA 19504.

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, New York 14020.

Churchville - Mrs. Arietta W. Fuller, 97, of Churchville, died Sunday, (February 27, 2011) at the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Lockport.

Mrs. Fuller was born September 24, 1913 in Warsaw, the daughter of the late George and Blanche (Brodie) Wilson.

She was a member of the Churchville United Methodist Church, Woodman Monroe #642 in Rochester and the former Rebekah Lodge in Bergen.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Fuller and Kenneth (Elaine) Fuller, both of Churchville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Idelbert Fuller, died in 2001. She is the sister of the late David Wilson and Gerald Wilson.

Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Churchville United Methodist Church, 24 West Buffalo Street, Churchville, where services will be at 7:00, also on Friday. Burial will be in Creekside Cemetery, Churchville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Churchville United Methodist Church, 24 West Buffalo Street, Churchville, NY, 14428 or Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 104 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, NY 14094.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Arrangements by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen.

 

Corfu- Mrs. Thelma A. Scott, 87, of Corfu, who was employed as a registered nurse at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, died Sunday, February 27, 2011at Crossroads House.

Mrs. Scott was born December 19, 1923 inLockport, a daughter of the late Joseph "Dutch" and Agnes Hebler Gerner.

A very active member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish- Holy Name of Mary Worship Site, she, along with her late husband Glenn, was involved with many church activities. She had a special love for all children especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Glenn W. Scott, died July 9, 2007.

Surviving are her children, Cindy (Larry) Lee of Williamsburg, Virginia; John Scott of Batavia, Jeanne (James) Schmidt of Clarence and Margaret (Nathan F.) Call of Batavia; three grandchildren, Ted (Rebecca) Lee of York, Pennsylvania, Andrew (Allison) Lee of Yorktown, Virginia and Anne Marie (Joseph) Bezon of Barre; three great-grandchildren, Travis Lee of York, Pennsylvania, Abby and Drew Lee, both of Yorktown, Virginia; two sisters, Aldine Finley of Newfane and Jeanette (William) Travers of Lockport; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Gerner of Lockport and Mary (Bob) Kay of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Robert Umhoefer of California; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is the sister of the late Lucille Umhoefer, William Gerner and Geraldine (late George) Holly.

There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish - Holy Name of Mary Worship Site, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke.  Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.


 

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