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Joseph R. Bucci Jr., 75 of Oakfield, NY. Died June 16, 2011 at his home in Oakfield. Born April 24, 1936 in Westchester, PA to the late Joseph R. (Mildred F. Pearson) Bucci Sr.. Mr. Bucci was retired from Shur Cast in Batavia. He was a past member of the Indian Falls Fire Department and he enjoyed working on old televisions. He is preceded in death by His brother Louis Bucci and his sister Rose Bucci in 2011.

He is survived by his children Robert (Cynthia) Bucci, William (Shelly) Bucci, Charles Bucci, Sandra (Dewey) Knapp, and Bonnie Bucci all of Oakfield, Peggy (Herbert) Scroger of Bethany, Deanna Bucci of Batavia and Debbie (Mark) Pierce of Lockport. Brother Ralph (Beth) Bucci of Batavia, Sister Alice Harlach of Darien, NY and sister in law Donna Bucci of Akron who survives along with 25 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 2 to 4 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. Funeral services will take place on Saturday following calling hours at 4PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family.  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.
 

Ronald C. Peio, 67 of Batavia. Died June 15, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. Born April 23, 1944 in Batavia, New York to the late Roger L. (Gladys Smigelski) Peio. Mr. Peio was a computer Engineer. 
                                                                                                                        
He is survived by a multitude of co-workers and friends along with his faithful companion Ranger.    

There will be no prior calling hours and funeral services will be private. 

Memorials can be made to The United Memorial Medical Center Intensive Care Unit 127 North Street Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Batavia Animal Hospital 3699 W. Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

     Age 23, of Byron, died early Tuesday morning at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She is the daughter of James Thorman and Catherine Kurzdorfer of Byron. A complete obituary and service announcement will be available at a later time.

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.

Edward M. Sheridan,  82 of Getzville, NY formerly of Batavia, died June 10, 2011 at  Hospice of Buffalo. He was born October 12, 1928 in Schenectady, NY. to the late Edward F.  and Margaret (Connolly) Sheridan.  Mr. Sheridan was a retired Senior Parole Officer at Albion and Attica Correctional Facilities where he worked for 32 years before retiring in 1985. Previously he taught history and science in the Worcester Central School System. He earned his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Albany and his masters at the University of Buffalo. He was an Army Veteran being stationed in Korea from 1946 to 1947. A member of Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post #332, an avid outdoorsman who loved animals, American history, antiques, and the Rollins Pond in the Adirondack’s. He was also a member of the Adirondack Council. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Batavia for over 44 years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Dorothy R. (Boisvert) Sheridan of Getzville, two sons Edward D. (Cathy) Sheridan of the state of Washington, Daniel P. Sheridan of Colorado, two daughters Nancy (Steve) Siegel of Buffalo, and Patricia Vargo of Batavia. One sister Margaret Goggins of Delaware, 9 grandchildren, one great grandchild survive along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday June 14, 2011 from 6 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 AM in Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials  be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or Hospice of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.   
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, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Batavia - Mr. Billy Joe Wendt, 81, retired president of R. A. Haitz Roofing, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at home.

Mr. Wendt was born February 14, 1930 in Witchita, Kansas, the son of the late William and Lena Troupe Wendt.

Mr. Wendt has been associated with the R. A. Haitz Roofing Company since 1958. He purchased the company and became President in 1983. His son, Rick, became President in 1996 and Mr. Wendt continued to work with the company up until his death. He was the town of Batavia Zoning Officer from 1976 to 1993 and served with the Army from 1955 to 1957.

His wife of 46 years, Peggy Philipps Wendt died in 1996. He was the brother of the late LeRoy Wendt and Anna Mae McKinney and grandfather of the late Ann Elizabeth Severino.

He was the father of Rick (Lori) Wendt and Sheri (Joseph) Severino, both of Batavia; Grandfather of Philip (Tricia) Severino, Michelle (Antonino) Falleti and Christopher Wendt and Great-grandfather of Joseph & Angelina Severino. Also survived by his faithful dog, Rudy.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. Batavia, where services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 with Patti Rowbottom officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St. or the Genesee County Animal Shelter, W. Main St. Rd., both Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

R. A. Haitz Roofing Co. will be open on Monday, closed on Tuesday and will re-open on Wednesday. 

Batavia - Mr. William J. “Bill” Seifert, 56, of Batavia, died Thursday, (June 2, 2011) at his home.

Mr. Seifert was born November 21, 1954 in Batavia, the son of the late Glenn and Mary (Brooks) Seifert.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batavia, Godfrey's Pond, Board of Directors for the Genesee Baseball Club and was a former member of the Batavia Jaycees. 

Mr. Seifert was a NASCAR, Philadelphia Phillies, Buffalo Bills and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Mr. Seifert was a loss mitigation relationship manager at Chase in Albion.

For 12 years he was the message board operator and programmer for the Batavia Muckdogs. Mr. Seifert also operated the 30 second shot clock for the Batavia High School boys and girls basketball teams. 

Survivors include his three sisters, Kathleen (Kerry) Ball of Elba, Deborah (William Berry) Seifert of Buffalo and Marjorie (Carlos) Aguilar of San Diego, California; five nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are Tuesday (June 14th) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 15th) also at the Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

Norman Lloyd McIntyre passed away on June 5, 2011. He was born in Perry, NY, on August 4, 1924 in the home he lived in all his life. He was a graduate of Perry High School and attended Cornell University until he returned home to help his father on the farm. Norm excelled in athletics including golf, basketball, tennis and baseball, playing as the first baseman for the Perry Red Sox town team for numerous years. He was an avid New York Yankee fan. Norm served his community as president of the Chamber of Commerce and president of the Silver Lake Golf Club. Known as an “end man” in the annual Rotary show for many years, Norm was dedicated to his Perry Rotary Club where he served as president, twice received the Paul Harris Fellow Award and had a record perfect attendance of 2,698 meetings.
 

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Laura (Barrows), sister Lois Lowden of AZ, daughter Becky (Peter) Bone of CO, sons Marc of AZ and Richard (Lydia) McIntyre of CO, as well as his grandchildren Erinn, Ryan, Meredith, and Morgan, and great-grandchildren Miles, Alex, Finn and Westin.
 

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place 2:00 PM on Saturday June 11, 2011 at the First Untied Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 14530.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Perry Rotary Foundation P.O. Box 103 Perry, NY 14530 or to the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 14530, where Norm was a life-long member. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

 Age 84, of Oakfield, retired owner of Lester Johns, Inc. died peacefully Sunday June 5, 2011 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born October 17, 1926 in Oakfield, NY son of the late Harry & Bertha (Rechter) Johns, also preceded in death by a brother Harry Johns and sister Mary Schultz. A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Johns was the owner and operator of his excavating company for many years. An active member of the Oakfield community, he was a member of the Oakfield Lions Club, Oakfield Rod & Gun Club, Life Member of the Oakfield Fire Dept. and the American Legion. A wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing and had a passion for farming.

     Surviving is his wife of 45 years Pauline (Marks) Johns of Oakfield; sons Robert (Kay) Brion, James (Susan) Brion, Gregory Johns all of Oakfield; his daughters Leslie (Richard) Stauss, Linda (Raymond) Smith both of Oakfield, Lizabeth (Lyle) Starkweather of Basom and Barbara Rose of Port Charlotte, FL; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Wednesday June 8, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday June 9, 2011. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery and memorials in Lester's memory are suggested to the Oakfield Fire Dept. or Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, New York 14227.

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 OR SEND FLOWERS   PLEASE CONTACT MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Donald A. Butts, 66, of Batavia died Friday (June 3, 2011) in Rochester.

He was born in Dunkirk, NY on November 30, 1944 a son of the late Frank and Julia Barber Butts.

Mr. Butts was a principal of Albion Central Primary School prior to his retirement.  He was a loyal and dedicated educator with an intense desire to motivate his staff.  He was a member and past president of the Albion Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Award for exemplary service.  Participating in fundraising activities was one of his enjoyments and educating his children was his strong passion in life.  Being a good example to his children was one of his strong traits.  Sunday mornings were dedicated to making pancakes for his family after church. Don was a member of the School Administrators Association of NYS and Ascension Parish in Batavia.

Surviving is his wife of over 42 years, Marie A. Panek Butts whom he married on June 29, 1968.  Two daughters and sons in law; Michelle and Brian Trott of Pittsford, NY and Melissa and Ruhong Ma of Bethesda, MD.  His son and daughter in law, Donald J. and Kristen Butts of Milford, CT.  Two grandchildren, Ashley and Brandon Trott.  A brother, Richard Butts of Fredonia, NY  A sister, Shirley Schaffer of North Carolina.  His mother in law, Violet (late Albert) Panek of Elba.  Brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  He was the brother of the late Frank and Robert Butts.

Family and friends may call Monday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at the  J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATVIA where prayers will be Tuesday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorials to the Donald Butts Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

 Marie C. “Mady” McConnell, 83 of Batavia, died June 2, 2011  at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia. She was born  October 17, 1927 in Batavia, NY to the late Anthony  and Agnes (Aquino) Antignani. Mrs. McConnell was retired from Batavia Tailors where she worked for 20 years and prior to that she worked at Kresge’s. She was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), the Altar & Rosary Society of the Church. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who also enjoyed cooking. She is preceded in death by her brother Louis Antignani.

She is survived by her sons Gordon McConnell of Oakfield, and Brian (Diane) McConnell of Rochester. Two grandchildren Christopher (Kimberly) McConnell and Erin (Derrick) DiCesare, and two great grandchildren Mady Marie McConnell and Connor Ryan DiCesare and a sister May Sorge of California also survive. 

Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Sunday June 5, 2011 from 4 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Prayers will be recited on Monday at 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in  Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.  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.

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