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vandetta.jpgPETER A. VANDETTA ~ of Oakfield, age 78, was born August 10, 1940 in Batavia, NY, to the late Peter and Pauline (Orsini) Vandetta, also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carolyn (Carlo) Vandetta in 2002.

Peter served his country honorably in the US Army for over 20 years, a quiet man who enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

He is survived by his daughter, Ronda (Walter) Grabowski of Waterport, NY; grandchildren, Samantha (Tylor Heideman) Wilkins of Lyndonville and Joshua McAvoy of Waterport; great-granddaughter, Savanna Heideman along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Life Service 1:30p.m. on Sunday August 11, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 followed by Military Honors. Memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice and he was laid to rest in Bath National Cemetery.

Please share your words of comfort with Peter’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF PETER A. VANDETTA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

cassiano.jpegQUITO V. CASSIANO – Age 91, of Oakfield, died peacefully Saturday August 3, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Oakfield, NY on October 21, 1927, a son of the late Ercole and Jennie (Taddei) Cassiano and was also preceded in death by siblings, James and Nicholas Cassiano, Josephine Mosco and Nancy Steffinella.

Quito served honorably during the Korean Conflict with the US Army, a member of VFW Post #1602, lifelong member of St. Cecelia’s R.C. Church (St. Padre Pio) and a member of the Merry Men of the church. Mr. Cassiano enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, being well know for the garlic he grew well into his late 80’s.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Geraldine (Centi) Cassiano of Oakfield; loving children, Linda (Mike) Warboys, Nicholas (Judy Black) Cassiano and Deborah (Leo) Lynch all of Oakfield; cherished grandchildren, Yvette (Justin) Blew, Brittany (Taylor) Burns, Jonathon Cassiano & Todd Townsend; 3 great-grandchildren, Jayden, Trevor and Gabriella Blew; sister-in-law, Rose Cassiano of Batavia; brother-in-law, Angelo Steffinella of LeRoy along with several nieces and nephews.

Please join the Cassiano family 10a.m. on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site) to Celebrate Quito’s Mass of Christian, burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of their choice.

Please share your words of comfort with the family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF QUITO V. CASSIANO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.          
 

buffalo_bills.gifMARJORIE (HYDE) REISS ~ Age 90, of Alexander, died Thursday July 18, 2019 at Crossroads House. Marjorie was born February 11, 1929 in Batavia, NY to the late Fred L. and Mildred (Chandler) Hyde also preceded in death by her beloved husband, William; son, William D.; brother, Richard; sister, Joyce Kuehl and sister-in-law, Juanita Hyde.

Mrs. Reiss was proud of her Lutheran faith and was a member of the Alexander Ladies Auxiliary. A former Den Mother, she enjoyed camping, fishing with her husband, Bill, bird watching and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving are her loving children, Dawn J. (Kevin) McWhorter of Batavia, Pamela M. Reiss of Alexander, Robin D. Reiss of Alexander, Daniel E. Reiss of Corfu; 5 grandchildren, Stephenie, Madeline, Chase, Phillip, Katrina (Salvatore) Urso; 3 great-grandchildren, Madison, Salvatore Jr. and Brady; brothers, Fred L. (Sedra) Hyde, Jr. of Batavia, Ralph G. Hyde of Batavia and sister-in-law, Joanne Hyde of FL, Elsie (Al) Clattenburg of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

The Reiss family will be present from 1:30 – 3:30p.m. on Saturday August 10, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Celebration of Life service will follow. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, NY 14020 and she will be laid to rest with her husband in West Bethany Cemetery.

Please share words of comfort with Marjorie’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF MARJORIE REISS IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

Barbara A. Landry (Baker) - age 68 passed away on August 2, 2019. Survived by husband Douglas Landry Children Wayne and Pam Landry and three grandchildren.

Donations in her memory can be made to the American cancer society or Genesee cancer assistance. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Stafford ~ James "Jim" Edwin Williams, age 69, passed away on August 2, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

     Jim was born on July 25, 1950 in Wellsville, NY, a son of the late James H. and Virginia Shepard Williams.  He attended Wellsville Schools before moving to Henrietta.  He attended Rush-Henrietta, where he was an outstanding football and basketball player.  He graduated in 1968 and then attended Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.

     During his working career, he worked at L. P. Brady Distributor, Agway Energy Products and Townsend Propane and Oil Co.

     Jim was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping, playing cards and board games with family and friends.  He also enjoyed watching his children's and grandchildren's sports, dancing and other activities.

     Jim is survived by his loving wife, Margaret "Peggy" Zimmerman Williams; daughters, Shannon (Tom) Ingles, Stacie (Patrick) Major and Katie Williams; son, David (Mindy) Williams; grandchildren, Joshua & Andrew Englerth, Delaney & Allie Ingles, Walker, Morgan & Madison Major, Connor Hyde, Ellison, Anneliese, Quincey and Ledger Williams; sisters, Ann (Ron) Rowley, Nancy Ewart, Debra (Doug) Bleier; brother-in-law, Don Mayer, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Jane Mayer and Dixie Uhler, brothers-in-law, Jay Hasbrouck and James Ewart, niece, Lisa Wilusz and nephews, Pete Stannard and Bob Rowley.

     Jim's family would like to thank Wilmot Cancer Center, VNA and Homecare & Hospice of Genesee County for their wonderful and compassionate care.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, August 9 from 2 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where a Remembrance Service will be held at 5:00 PM.

     In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital (www.stjude.org) per his request.  He said "Help the children, they have their whole lives ahead of them".

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Jim's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

BYRON - William A. Berkoski, Sr., 86, of Byron, formerly of Southampton, NY and Paradise Valley, Arizona, passed away Thursday, (August 1, 2019), at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Batavia, NY.

William was born June 18, 1933, in Southampton, son of the late William F. and  Julia (Weinclawski) Berkoski.

He was the owner and operator of Berkoski Ice in Southampton for many years prior to his retirement.  Always especially mechanically inclined, William owned a gas station in Bridgehampton and later a refrigeration repair business prior to founding Berkoski Ice.  In his youth, Mr. Berkoski was a potato farmer, where he developed a life long love of tractors - especially John Deere.  William was a past member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department and enjoyed being involved with his brother, and later his son, Bill Jr. racing stock cars at Riverhead Raceway. 

William is the husband of Dorothy C. Berkoski of Byron. (Also formally of Southampton, NY and Paradise Valley, Arizona.)

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Catherine (James) Glazier of Byron, and Alan Berkoski of Manhattan; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Caruso, Amanda (Eric) Frantzen, Lisa (Robert ) Graziano, Michael (Virginia) Glazier, Kristin Glazier, Lindsey Glazier, Bryan Glazier; great-grandchildren, Tessa and Eleanor Caruso, Natalie and Charlotte Frantzen; brothers, John (Joan) Berkoski of Bridgehampton, Raymond (Margaret) Berkoski of Hampton Bays, and Arthur (Helen) Berkoski of Florida; a sister, Celia (Robert) Robertson.  Also surviving are his God-family, Ray (Olga) Berkoski and their son, Ray, III of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.   

He is predeceased by a son, William A. Berkoski, Jr. and daughter-in-law Teresa F Berkoski.

There will be no visitation.  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Poland in Southampton at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary R.C. Cemetery, Southampton.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in William's name to the Coalition for Women's Cancers, c/oSouthampton Hospital Foundation, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968-5090 (Please make check payable to Southampton Hosptial Foundation and include CWC on the memo line).  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake Ave., Bergen (585) 494-1210.

BYRON - Sandra J. McAndrew, 54, of Byron, passed away Thursday, (August 1, 2019), at Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Sandra was born July 17, 1965, in Rochester, a daughter of Alvina M. (Barker) Bok of Rochester, and the late Andrew J. Bok.

She enjoyed crafting, working in her flower gardens, skiing, and spending time at her cottage in Pillar Point, NY.

Sandra is the wife of Walter "Tom" McAndrew, III of Byron.  The two were married on August 20, 1983.

Along with her mother and husband, she is survived by her daughters, Nicole (Matthew) Panek of Pavilion, Melissa McAndrew of Bergen, and Anita McAndrew of Pavilion; grandchildren, Harper Panek, Christopher and Logan McAndrew; a brother, Steven (Peg) Bok of Spencerport; sisters, Diane (Norm) Trembly of Hamlin, and Kathy Bok of Rochester.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia where Sandra's Memorial Service will immediately follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sandra’s name to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037 or online at www.alsa.org. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Antoinette Rose, age 99, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born July 21, 1920, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Dominic and Laura Maggione Tiberio.

A longtime and devoted member of Ascension Parish, Mrs. Rose was a graduate from the Rochester Business Institute. Following her graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. and briefly worked for the federal government and was present for the 3rd Presidential Inauguration for Franklin D. Roosevelt. She worked for many years as the secretary to the chief dietician for the Batavia VA Medical Center in Batavia. She loved to read, play cards and Skip-Bo with her friends and grandchildren and working word search puzzle books. She had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and prayed her rosary daily.

Her husband, Frank J. Rose, Sr., passed away on July 5, 1995.

She is survived by her son; Frank J. (Susann) Rose, Jr. of New Philadelphia Ohio; three grandchildren; Frank J. (Rebecca) Rose, III of Rocky River, Ohio, Lisa M. (Carl) DeCourcy of New Philadelphia, Ohio and Michelle A. (Anthony) Maltempi of Stow, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; Grace, Maria, Faith and Frank J. Rose IV; Colin DeCourcy and Valentina and Vinny Maltempi; her sister, Theresa Lovria of LeRoy and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She is predeceased by her brother, Nicholas Tiberio.           

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6th at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. at Ascension Parish, corner of Swan and Sumner Street, Batavia. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Bergen ~ Richard S. "Dickie" Cordaro, age 68, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, doing what he loved. He had a passion for skydiving, completing 7,355 jumps.

     He was born October 1, 1950 in Batavia, a son of the late Samuel L. and Rose M. Onorati Cordaro.

     He is survived by his daughter, Heather (Brian Dobra) Cacner; grandchildren, Steven T. Cacner Jr., Abbey L. Cacner, Jazlyn J. Stone, and Selina M. Stone; significant other, Megan J. Ellinwood, her children, Jessica (Peter) Delcour, Richard (Liz) Mills and her grandchildren, William, Seth, Logan, Erik, Drake, Ryleeann, and Grace; brother, Samuel C. Cordaro; sister, Susan M. Cordaro, beloved canine child, "Sweetie", along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, dear friends, and skydiving family.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday, August 7 from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 8 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals, 3841 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020 or International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame, 1648 Taylor Road, Suite 514, Port Orange, FL 32128.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Cordaro's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

BYRON - Gene C. Austin, 64, of Byron, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at United Memorial Hospital in Batavia.

Gene was born August 8, 1954, in Batavia, a son of the late Percy and Dorothy (Hart) Austin.

He was a Overhead Crane Operator for Alstom, Rochester, before retiring in 2018.  Gene was a member of the Byron Presbyterian Church, enjoyed car racing at Lime Rock Speedway, Camping and was a great NASCAR fan.   He was a former Boy Scout Leader.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki L.(Barnard) Austin, whom he married January 31, 1975; a daughter, Stacey J. Austin (Christopher Reynolds) of Attica; 2 sons, James C. (Aimee) Austin of South Byron and Joseph A. Austin (Erin Shaughnessy) of Batavia;, 3 grandchildren, Jasmine Coveny of Batavia, Austin Coveny of  Attica and Evan Austin of South Byron; 4 siblings, David (Sandy) Austin of Medina, Donna (Norbert) Barber of Batavia  Harold Austin (Marcia Lambert) of Byron and Howard (Helen) Austin of Batavia and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia where services will immediately follow at 5 pm.  Private Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene's memory may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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