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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.

Elaine M. Emasie, 92 of Batavia, died October 21, 2011 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born October 25, 1918 in East Pembroke to the late Seward Waldron and the late Helen Waldron Osborn. She was employed by Sylvania for 25 years. She began working for them the day they opened until the day they closed. Mrs. Emasie was a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church. Her hobbies which she loved doing were reading, puzzles, and crocheting. For years she donated afghans to the Genesee County Nursing Home.
        Elaine was a beautiful, loving, caring, honest lady who touched many people. Her family, friends, and all who knew her were lucky and blessed to share their lives with her. The words faith, family and friends have always described what was most important to Elaine. She will be greatly missed each and every day. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband Anthony Emasie October 10, 1990, they were married when she was 16 years old. One brother, 3 sisters and 3 infant children also precede her in death. 

She is survived by 2 children, Marie (Nick) Tundo of Batavia; David (Linda) Emasie of Columbia, SC; 10 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren; brother Thomas (Jean) Waldron of Jefferson, OH; along with several nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Friends may call on Monday October 24, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM in Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to 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. 

 

Age 89, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday morning October 20, 2011 at Batavia Nursing Home in the Rehabilitation Unit. She was born July 8, 1922 in Batavia, daughter of the late Frank & Antoinette (DiPietro) DiMartino, also preceded in death by a brother Alfred DiMartino. She was a member of Resurrection Parish and worked for 39 years at Dohler-Jarvis. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, bingo, trips to the casino, reading and crossword puzzles. Mrs. Wyrwa loved family and the time spent with them, most of all the "light of her life" her cherished grandson Samuel.

Surviving is her beloved husband of 57 years Edward Wyrwa; loving daughters Diana Wyrwa and Maryann (Todd) Bowman; brother Anthony "Britt" (Providence) DiMartino and a sister Mary DiMartino; grandson samuel Bowman all of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Sunday October 23, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers 9:00 AM Monday October 24 will be followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Memorials in Angeline's memory are suggested to St. Joseph' School, Richmond Memorial Library or GCASA. Entombment will be in the Father T. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery and for more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF ANGELINE WYRWA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ (585)343-7500.

Rochester - Phyllis C. Prill, 80, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday (October 19, 2011) at the Monroe Community Hospital.

Phyllis was born June 8, 1931,  in Corfu, a daughter of the late Erwin and Evelyn Smith Schurr. She was a member of the Eastern Star No. 314 in Rochester.
Phyllis was predeceased by her daughter Rosemary Schwarze and her son John Schwarze.

Survivors include her daughter Carolanne Schiro of Tampa, FL;  her brother Paul (Audrey) Schurr of Ada, MI; 4 nieces and nephews and 3 great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Thursday 5-7 PM and Friday from Noon - 2 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu, where funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 PM.  Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu.

Patricia A. “Sissy” Donley, 64 of Batavia, died October 16, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1947 in Batavia to the late Kenneth (Roslyn McBee) Sheehan.  Mrs. Donley was a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She was a lifetime member of the VFW post 1602 and the American Legion. 

She is survived by her husband of 43 years Stephen Donley, son Brian Donley of Batavia,  daughter Lori Ann Donley of Batavia, Brothers Robert (Bonnie) Sheehan of Batavia, Gary Sheehan of Florida, Michael Sheehan of Tennessee, and Francis Sheehan of Batavia, and a sister Bridget (Lee) Berkowitz of Florida.

Calling hours will be 12 to 1 PM on Friday October 21, 2011 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. 1 PM Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia New York.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. 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.
 

     Age 78, of Basom, died Tuesday morning October 18, 2011 at the Batavia Nursing Home. She was born June 26, 1933 in Batavia, daughter of the late Clarence & Mary (Panek) Sumeriski, also preceded in death by her son Richard B. Wyder Jr. A member of St. Padre Pio Parish, Mrs. Wyder will be remembered as a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother.

     Surviving is her beloved husband of 58 years Richard B. Wyder of Basom; loving children Stephen (Diane) of Basom, Michael (Missy) of TX, Peter of Oakfield, David (Carrie) of Perry, Brenda (Steven) Burg of Batavia and Linda (Peter) DiLorenzo of CO; brother Clarence Sumeriski of AZ; sister JoAnn (David) Leaton of Byron; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Thursday October 20, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers 9:15 AM Friday October 21 will be followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site). Memorials in Anita's memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Burial will be in the church cemetery and for more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF ANITA M. WYDER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020~(585)343-7500.

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