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Kasmarek, Geraldine0001.jpgGeraldine Kasmarek, 68, of Batavia died Monday (January 17, 2011) at her residence after a lengthy illness while under hospice care.

She was born in Batavia on May 20, 1942, a daughter of the late Irving Fryer and Florence Lee Fryer of Batavia.

Mrs. Kasmarek was dedicated to her family and loved helping others.  She was an avid shopper, not only for herself but for friends as well.

Surviving besides her mother is her husband of over 46 years, Anthony "Tony" Kasmarek, whom she married on July 4, 1964.  Three daughters, Pamela (Anu) Atwel of Rochester, Wendy Shako of Batavia and Missy (Jay) Aquino of Batavia.  Her son, Anthony Jr. " A.J." Melissa Kasmarek of Stafford.  Six grandchildren, Savanna Atwel, Nicole Kasmarek, Ally Aquino, Jacob., Kelsey and Andrew Kasmarek.  A great grandson, Sonny Kasmarek.  A sister, Sandra (Nick) DellaPenna of Batavia.  Three brothers, James (Carol Ann Cinquino) Fryer of Batavia, Robert (Elizabeth) Fryer of Batavia and David (Sue) Fryer of Batavia.  A sister in law, Peggy  Fryer of Batavia.

She was the sister of the late Gloria Dilcher and Irving Fryer Jr.

Friends and family may call Thursday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will be Friday at 8:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Resurection Parish (St. Joseph Church).  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

Those desiring may make memorials to Homecare and Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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

Mrs. Haynal, 20001.jpgEvelyn Hanel, 72, of Pratt Rd., Batavia died Sunday (January 16, 2011) at her residence after a lengthy illness while under hospice care.

She was born in Buffalo on January 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Allan and Florence Kieser Luce.

Mrs. Hanel was an excellent flower and vegetable gardener and was an outstanding cook.  She enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband of over 51 years, George Hanel whom she married on September 26, 1959.  Three sons, Daivd (Sue) Hanel of MO, Karl (Dawn) Hanel of Corfu and Mark (Tracy) Hanel of Bergen.  Her daughter, Maureen Smith of Batavia. Eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Two brothers, Richard (Mary Ann) Luce of Corfu and Kenneth (Patricia) Luce of Cape Vincent, NY.  Three sisters, Florence "Jackie" (Gordon) Humel of Goodlestville, TN, Sandra (Ralph) Richley of Bloomfield, NY and Geraldine "Gerry" Henry of Warsaw, NY.  A special aunt, Ruth Luce of Batavia. 

Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 4 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where services will be Thursday at 10:30 AM with Rev. Robert Dean officiating.

Burial will be in Grand View 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, NY.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Gertrude G. Witzigman, 105, of Batavia, formerly of LeRoy, died Monday (January 17, 2011) at Genesee County Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Rochester, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Jane Roach Laufer.  Her husband, Emmett T. Witzigman died in 1986.

Surviving is a daughter, Daiane Wendorf of Mt. Carmel, PA and a grand daughter Maureen Ann Kelley of Allen Park, Mich.

Services will be in Florida at a time to be announced.

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

 Elba - Mr. Albert E. Hough, 53, of Elba, ironworker for Ironworkers Local 33 in Rochester for 20 years, died Monday, January 17, 2011at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

Mr. Hough was born May 28, 1957 in Batavia, a son of the late Albert J. Jr. and Marjorie Lillian Beal Hough.
 
Albert will be remembered by his family as a jack of all trades who enjoyed playing interactive on-line games with his brothers and spending time with his family. He served with the United States Navy from 1973 to 1975.
 
Survivors include three daughters, Stacy (Dan) Brenkus of North Carolina, Amanda (Chris) Holley of Pavilion and Alicia Hough of Elba; three brothers, Sam (Gracie) Hough of West Henrietta, Robert (Renee) Hough of Ashland, North Carolina and Jeff (Linda) Hough of Retsof; two sisters, Diane (Glenn) Schmitt of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and Karen (Jose) Correa of Rochester; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
 
He is the brother of the late Virginia Murphy.
 
Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at City Church, 210 East Main Street, Batavia. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, New York 14228.
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com
 

Elba - Mrs. Velma Rose Benton, 100, formerly of Elba, died Monday, January 17, 2011 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home a day after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Mrs. Benton was born January 16, 1911 in Albion, the daughter of the late William and Jennie (Groves) Shephard.

She retired from the Elba Central School where she was employed as a registered nurse. She belonged to the Elba Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Genesee County Retired Teacher’s Association. After her graduation from Elba Central School, Mrs. Benton attended Rochester Business Institute for two years and then entered Rochester General Hospital’s School of Nursing.

Her husband, the late Leicester H. Benton died in 1992. Mrs. Benton was the mother of the late Patricia Grower, great grandmother of the late Matthew Saile and Ryan Gough and sister of the late Lelia Foss, Alpha Shephard, Mildred Rowlciffe and Marion Taber.

Survivors include two sons; L. William (Kay) Benton and John (Linda) Benton, both of Batavia; one daughter: Mary Ellen (Donald) Ames of Elba and a son-in-law, Donald Grower of Elba. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H. E. Turner & Co Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. Batavia. Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Elba. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 N. Main St., Elba, NY 14058 or the Activities Fund of the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson St. LeRoy, NY 14482. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

MINUTO, ROSE.jpgRose Pontillo Minuto, 93, of Batavia, died Tuesday (January 11, 2011) at Genesee County Nursing Home.

She was born in Batavia on February 8, 1917, a daughter of the late Michael and Phillipa  (Fannie) Condello Pontillo. Her husband, Thomas Vincent Minuto Sr., died on November 28, 1996.

Mrs. Minuto was a member of St. Anthony's Church and retired from Batavia Downs where she worked the concession stands for many years.  Her love was knitting hats to give to others and baking, especially at Christmas time.  She was known as the "cookie lady" to many of her friends.  For many years she was a short order cook at the former Checkerboard Restaurant in Batavia and was an avid crossword puzzle solver and Court TV viewer.

Surviving is her daughter and son in law, Patricia and Pasquale Cesarano of Batavia.  A son and daughter in law, Michael and Mary Ellen (Gorecki)  Minuto of Rochester.  Grandchildren: Joseph (Wendy) Cesarano, Thomas (Amy) Cesarano, Patrick Cesarano, Robby (Debbie) Cesarano, Michael (Denise) Cesarano, Dean Minuto and Jody (Michael) Carry.  Eleven great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister of Jennie Dispenza of Batavia and Florence Pontillo of Batavia.

She is the mother of the late Thomas Vincent Minuto Jr., who died in July of 2002 and sister of the late Vincent and Frank Pontillo.

Friends may call from 4 - 7PM on Friday at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will be Saturday at 8:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Church).

Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

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, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Alexander - Mr. Donald F. Koch, age 58, of Alexander, truck driver for Angelica Textile Services in Batavia and TW Metals in Rochester, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Koch was born March 25, 1952 in Batavia, a son of Elon and Leona Ewert Koch of Batavia.

An avid fisherman, Mr. Koch also enjoyed camping, hunting and woodworking and was a fan of the New York Yankees.

Surviving along with his parents are his wife of 34 years, Rose Purvee Koch; his children, Amy (Bob) Koch of Alexander, Jake (Sarra) Koch of Alexander, Angela Koch of Batavia and Amanda (Marques Wright) Koch of Alexander; two brothers, Ron (Ruth) Koch of Stafford and John Koch of Alexander; a sister, Sandy (Chuck Curry) Koch of Nunda; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. A reception will follow calling hours at 5 p.m. at the Alexander Fire Department Recreation Hall, 10708 Route 98, Alexander. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Viola Mae Lyons, 97, of Batavia, a line worker at Snyder’s in Albion, died Monday, January 10, 2011at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Lyons was born April 5, 1913 in Albion, a daughter of the late Clement and Ida Allis.

She will be remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed baking pies, cakes, and bread for her family.
 
Survivors include three sons, Chester (Mary Lew) Lyons of Delevan, Richard (Tanya) Lyons of Wellsville and Franklin Lyons of Phoenix, Arizona; a daughter, Evelyn Lyons of Los Angeles, California; a sister, Edna Cusimano of Albion, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.    
 
Friends may call on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery, Albion.  
 
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Mary I. Tatarka, 88, of Batavia, died Sunday, (January 9, 2011) at her home.

Mrs. Tatarka was born September 29, 1922 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rosina Davi.

Mrs. Tatarka was an inspector at Doehler Jarvis and a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, taking trips to the casino and spending time with her friends.

Survivors include a son, John J. Tatarka Jr. of Batavia; two step-daughters, Connie (Ron) Matla of Fairport and Barbara Schlossel of Lockport; a brother, Phillip (Arlene) Davi of Ocala, Florida; a sister, Louise Hinton of California; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, John J. Tatarka Sr. died January 5, 1993. She is also predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

There are no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to the family. 

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home of Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

 

Philadelphia - Roger Bruce Fargo, 72, of Philadelphia, a statistical analyst at Bell Atlantic in Philadelphia for 30 years, died Saturday, January 1, 2011while visiting familyin Rochester.
Mr. Fargo was born July 17, 1938 in Rochester, the son of the late Cyrus Lewis and Mildred (Mathes) Fargo.
He served with the National Guard in the early 1960’s as a border guard in Texas. He was a member of Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Broomall, PA, was a member of the Batavia High School Class of 1956, received his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and was studying for his Doctorate at Temple University. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. While in the area, he was a Boy Scout with Troop 76 in Batavia and later was active with the "Open Door Mission". He was a world traveler and missionary to Asia in 2003 and 2008, an avid World Cup Soccer Fan and active in the Republican Party. 
Survivors include 4 children, Automn (John Shepard) Fargo of Rochester,  Barbara Fargo of Wellston, OH, Craig Fargo of Apopka, FL and Deborah A. (Kevin) Williams of Honeoye Falls; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  

Services for Mr. Fargo will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia YMCA Camp Hough on Silver Lake, 4163 W. Lake Rd., Silver Springs, NY 14550-9752. Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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