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Lawrence Emil Regis, 81, of Perry, died Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was born in Rimersburg, PA, on Nov. 26, 1929, the son of Italian immigrants the late Angelo Regis and Catherine Maffeo Regis.  Larry graduated from Union High School in Rimersburg in 1947 and Duquesne University via ROTC with a Bachelor in Business Administration in 1951.  After serving in the Air Force, he moved to Perry to work as secretary-treasurer at Archway Cookies.  In 1956, he married Dorothy Housel; they raised four children.  He founded Cookies and Snacks with his best friend, Frank Niccolazo, and later worked as a sales representative for MEDENT of Auburn. Proud of his Italian Catholic heritage, Larry will be remembered as a devoted father and a gentle, patient, honest man.  He was president of Kiwanis Club in the 1960’s and was active in St. Joseph’s Church, including singing as a founding member in the men’s choir.  Larry was a strong supporter of Dorothy’s string music education program.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed music and traveling.  His siblings preceded him in death:  Joseph Regis, Mary Roppolo, Madeline Steltzer and Robert Regis. 
 

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Housel Regis; four children:  Catharine (George)     Regis-Green of Jamestown, NY; Gregory (Kathleen) Regis of Buffalo, NY; Suzanne  Regis of Wayne, PA; Edward (Carol) Regis of Patterson Heights, PA; nine  grandchildren:  Joshua, Nicole & Michael Regis of Buffalo; Patrick, William, Andrew,  Molly, Madeline & Maureen Regis of Patterson Heights; one great-granddaughter:  Charlotte Rose Regis of Buffalo; and six nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and on Saturday, May 14 11:00 to 12:30 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 N. Main St., Perry. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at St. Isidore’s Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530.
 

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and Disabled American Veterans.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry, please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Rachael J. Orzel, 82 of Mt. Morris, formerly of Perry and Buffalo. Died May 8, 2011 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Rome, New York on February 1, 1929. She is daughter of the late William (Edna Barnes) Irvine and  was raised by the late John and Laura Schoeflin. Mrs. Orzel worked for many years at Martin Dry Cleaner and Laundry of Warsaw, she then moved to Buffalo and worked at the Pratt and Lambert Paint Factory until her retirement. She loved to crochet and embroider, making several afgans & quilts. Mrs. Orzel was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, loved dogs, a “good” cup of coffee and visiting with her niece. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Orzel (1998), brother Robert Irvine, Sr., sister Margaret (Frank) Pitcock, sister-in-law Florence Irvine, and great nephew Jason Weber.


 She is survived by her niece Carol (Carl) Weber of Perry, Nephew Robert Irvine, Jr. of Albion; brother-in-law Robert Orzel of Buffalo; great nephews Aaron (Pam) Weber of Avon; John (Elaine) Jones of Ortonville, MI; great niece Kimberley (Curtis) Schroth of LeRoy; along with 8 great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 6 to 7 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 N. Main St. Perry. Funeral services will be held 7:00 PM on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.


Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society ATTN: Stacie Waddell, Relay for Life Wyoming County Memorial for Rachael Orzel 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

Gerald M. Olin, Jr. 76 of Perry, NY. Died May 3, 2011 in Bergen, NY due to a trucking accident. Born March 5, 1935 in Perry Center to the late Gerald M. (Lenora E. Mason) Olin, Sr.. Gerald drove truck for Kuszulyk of Batavia. Mr. Olin was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. He would often describe himself as a “Jack of all trades and master of none”. Mr. Olin was a member of the Warsaw Moose Club and enjoyed car races. He loved his family, loved to work and planned never to retire. He is preceded in death by a son Dale Olin.
  
He survived by his wife Patricia M. (Mattoon) Olin of Perry; sons Douglas (Ardell) Olin of Batavia; Daniel (Carrie) Olin of Perry; David (Katherine) Olin of Henrietta; Duane (Sheila) Olin of Perry; step-children Michelle (Timothy) Post of Perry; Kit (Greg) Potwora of Batavia; James VanScoter of Warsaw; brother Richard (Patricia) Olin of Crossville, TN; sisters Loretta (Merritt) Patrick of Leicester; Judy (Garrith) Seng of Topeka, KS; brother-in-law Ron (Marcia) Mattoon of Perry; 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with 8 nieces and 5 nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Friday May 6, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will take place 10:00 AM on Saturday May 7, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry Center.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Perry Fire Department PO Box 243 Perry, NY 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Batavia, New York 14530.

Dean W. Barrows, 89 of Mt. Morris, formerly of Perry. Died May 3, 2011 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. Born in Perry, New York on January 13, 1922 to the late Arthur (Ruby Watson) Barrows. Mr. Barrows was involved in farming all of his life. He owned Barrows Trucking along with his own farm on the Geneseo Flats. He was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Perry. Mr. Barrows is preceded in death by his wife Rita Barrows (2009) and daughter Diane Barrows (1949).

He is survived by his son Randall Barrows of Perry; two grandchildren Mary Foley of Silver Springs; James Barrows of Perry; brother Robert Barrows of Mt. Morris; sisters Laura (Norm) McIntyre of Perry; Freda Reinheimer of Portland, OR; Joan Bly of North Chili; 6 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday May 5, 2011 from 10 to 11 AM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday May 5, 2011 at the funeral home. Interment will take place in West Perry Cemetery.
 

Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation 11 Murray Hill Drive Mt. Morris, NY 14510. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 
 

Batavia- Miss Margaret E. Wagner, 86, of Batavia, secretary for MetLife Insurance in Batavia for 26 years, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Miss Wagner was born April 5, 1925 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Rogers Wagner.

She was a member of the Batavia First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and also kept the records for the Sunday school classes.  She also worked and volunteered at the Salvation Army and for the Beckwith Insurance Company in Pembroke. She loved working in her yard, enjoyed outdoor activities and, no matter the situation; she always had a smile on her face.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Lois (Joseph) Gerace of Batavia, Rita Greco of Port Orchard, Washington, William (Elizabeth) Wagner of Alexander and Jane Sheppleman of Columbus, Ohio; great-nieces and great-nephews, Robert Gerace, John (fiancée Rhonda Saulsbury) Gerace and Karen (Scott) Rowland, all of Batavia, Nicolette (James) Linneman of Mississippi, Cindy Pfalzer of Michigan, Debbie (Barry) Newman and Hank Pfalzer, both of Texas, Cristin (Larry) Taylor of Washington, Richard (Jennifer) Wagner and Eric (Krista) Wagner, both of Alexander, Heidi (Eddie) Malowski of New Jersey and Jennifer (Troy) McLeland of Colorado and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She is the sister of the late Forrest Wagner.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia.  Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery, Alexander.

Memorials may be made to the Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, New York 14020, Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Salvation Army, 529 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

Age 74, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Monday May 2, 2011 at Crossroads House surrounded by his devoted family. He was born July 18, 1936 in Brooklyn , NY to the late Eugene & Charlotte (McNay) Brasington, he was also preceded in death by a brother Kenneth.

     He is a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Batavia. He worked for many years as a Special Education Teacher at BOCES until his retirment in 1992. He worked part-time at the former Wick's Lumber and Valu Home Center. He enjoyed woodcarving, gardening, camping and traveling. He and and his wife enjoyed Florida in the winter months until his health prevented it. A very loving grandfather and great-grandfather he will be remembered as a wonderful father and husband.

     He is survived by his beloved wife Phyllis (Scoville) Brasington with whom he celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on April 25, 2010; loving daughters Charlotte (Greg) Crawford, Rhonda Brasington all of Batavia, Michelle (Bill) Smith of Corfu; brothers William (Ona) of Troy, PA; Douglas (Linda) of Maryland and Timothy Brasington of Cincinnati, OH; sadly missed by his 8 grandchildren Derrick (Emily) Crawford, Rick Blatt, Deanna (Rick Rumble Jr. ) Crawford, Ryan (Shannon McQueen) Blatt, Josh Farnsworth, Katelyn Gutowski & Samantha Smith; 6 great-grandchildren Liam & Norah Crawford, Kristian & Kaylee Tundo, Ricky & Logan Blatt along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Family and friends may attend visitation from 9-11 AM Wednesday May 4, 2011 at the Grace Baptist Church 238 Vine Street Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 AM, Celebrated by Pastor Donald Shirk. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family to distribute to Jim's favorite charities.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE 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.

Jacklyn M. “Jackie Peanut” Rodgers, 27 of Caledonia, New York. Died April 26, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Dansville, New York on August 18, 1983 to Timothy Rodgers and Joyce (Barnhardt) Rodgers of Piffard. Jacklyn was a 2001 graduate of York Central School. She enjoyed scrapbooking, playing games, traveling, spending time with her niece and 2 nephews, her dog and cats, and just enjoyed “life”. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Frank (Margaret) Rodgers and grandfather Carl Barnhardt.

She is survived by her parents Timothy and Joyce Barnhardt Rodgers of Piffard, a sister: Stacy Rodgers of York, grandparents: Neal (Barbara) Green of Perry, Phyllis Barnhardt of Mt. Morris, Andrew “Papa” (Annie) Nobles of Victor, a niece: Ariel Stroud, 2 nephews: Zane and Logan Kingston, her best friend Tarryn Macauley of Charleston, SC, along with many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Friday April 29th from 1-3 and 7-9pm at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 30th at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Rd. Bethesda, Maryland 20814. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com  or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
 

 Batavia- Mr. Paul N. Monachino, age 85, of Batavia, a retired manager of Texaco Inc.’s Ontario Station, past president of the board of directors of Genesee Region Independent Living Center and Sertoma Club of Western New York, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011at Unity Health System, in Rochester following a brief illness.

Mr. Monachino was born September 21, 1925 inBatavia, a son of the late Onofrio and Rose Marabella Monachino.

Mr. Monachino graduated from Elba High School and later moved to Batavia where he served on the City Zoning Board and with the Knights of Columbus. In 1986, he was elected Governor of the Sertoma Club of Western New York and was honored as Sertoman of the year for his work in speech and hearing therapy in 1990 and 1991. He also received the Community Spirit Award from the Genesee Region Independent Living Center in 2005.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Colantonio Monachino; daughter, Rosemarie Monachino of Batavia; daughter, Cheryl (Gary) Schmelzer of Depew and their family: Jill (Eric) Szpylman, Gary Schmelzer Jr. and Christine (Michael) Lopardi and their children: Alexander Hammann, Christina, Maria and Isabella Lopardi; daughter, Mary Jean (Rick) DiMartino of Cuba and their children: Megan, Richard, Eric and Shellie DiMartino; son, Paul (late Joan) Monachino of Elmira and their children: Kylie, Patrick and Ethan Monachino; four brothers, Samuel (Catherine) Monachino of Elba, Onofrio (Nancy) Monachino and Joseph (Anne) Monachino, both of Missouri and Thomas (late Joan) Monachino of Ohio, a sister, Suzanne (Donald) Drachenburg of Batavia; two brothers-in-law, Harry Capadano of Florida and Amos Groulx of Ogdensburg; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Monachino of Batavia and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is the brother of the late Patsy Monachino, Philippa (George) Burns, Betty Capadano and Pauline Groulx.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Prayers at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Ascension Parish - St. Anthony's Church, 122 Liberty Street, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021 or to Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Eli Charles LaMendola, 67 of Batavia. Died April 24, 2011 at Lake Shore Health Center in Irving, NY after a long battle with the physical effects of Agent Orange exposure while on active duty during the Vietnam War. Born July 22, 1943 in Hamtramck, Michigan. He is son of the late Charles (Mariangela Castronova) LaMendola. Mr. LaMendola was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Latham NY and returned to work for the Batavia Newspapers until he retired in 2010. He was a 1962 graduate of Notre Dame High School; he studied Business Administration and Accounting graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Armstrong University in Berkley CA. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran earning the Army commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, served with the 25th Infantry Division and he was proud to be a member of the Tropic Lightning Association. Eli loved to read, bicycle and he was a true conservationist; Eli was involved in preserving the environment and he frequently encouraged others to be aware of the earth’s limited resources. He was a quiet person who got along well with everyone and he rescued and cared for his longtime pet cat Brownie.

He is survived by his brothers Peter J. (Patricia) LaMendola of Olean NY, and Charles M. (Jacquelyn) LaMendola of Barneveld, NY. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.     

Calling hours will be held on Thursday April 28, 2011 from 9 to 11 AM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment in Grand View Cemetery with Military Honors.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross 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 & Creamation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Mrs. Pillo was born in Ireland 78 years ago to the late Thomas and Nora Crehan Flanagan. Mrs. Pillo was retired from the former St. Jerome Hospital where she worked in the dietary department for over 25 years and she also worked for Advanced Imaging in Batavia. Margaret was a long time member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s),where she was a Eucharistic Minister, the Legion of Mary, the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church. She was a member of St. Jerome Hospital Guild and she loved to garden. She was preceded in death by her brothers Patrick, Thomas, Seamus and Christopher Flanagan and a sister Carmel Flanagan.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Carl J. Pillo of Batavia, son Sean Pillo of North Carolina and daughter Deidre (fiancé Scott Emminger) Pillo of West Seneca. One Brother Larry Flanagan of Ireland, sisters Bridget Flanagan of Florida, Monica (James) Meehan and Elizabeth (Joseph) Stump both of Pennsylvania who survive along with 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday April 28, 2011 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Prayers will be recited Friday at 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s ), 303 East Main Street, Batavia NY 14020. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020, Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia NY 14020 or to a Charity of 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.

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