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Chester W. Lew, of Byron, died October 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Unity Hospital, Rochester  NY.

A lifetime resident of Genesee County and born September 25, 1931, in South Byron, enjoyed gardening, birds, dogs, travel (50 states) and all the greats.

He was the only son of the late William and Sophie Lewandoski.  Mr. Lew is survived and loved by his wife of 50 years, Eunice Bennett Lew.

Mr. Lew was a retired journeyman electrician, who worked 27 years at Owens-Illinois in Brockport, and 14 years at Adelman’s Electric in Batavia. He was a life member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, the Byron Historical Society, the West Batavia Hunt Club, the Polish Falcons’ Nest #493, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1602, the Tennessee Squire Club, the Bluebird Society, Volunteers for Animals, the GMP Union, and the YWCA. Mr. Lew was a member of the Gillam Grant Center and the Seven Springs Country Club.

He graduated from Batavia High School, attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Genesee Community College. Mr. Lew was in the US Army for four years during the Korean War and reached the level of Corporal. He retired from the Brockport Credit Union after 30 years as Board Member.

Surviving are an only son Eric (Janet) Saile of Batavia; daughter Sharon (Ron) Reynolds of Milan, Ohio; our two chosen daughters Laurie (Jim) Vogt of Byron and Nita Tolejko of Batavia; six grandchildren Jason Saile, Ellen Traver, Sarah Saile, Richard Ryan, Mary Ryan, Sara Brunner; three sisters Helen Sikorski and Jean Glowacki, Mary Luplow. He is preceeded in death by his four late sisters Mary McCarthy, Nellie Kearns, Fran Smith and Kay Miller.

There are no calling hours, but a memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia at 1 p.m. on November 1, 2014, with a luncheon to follow.  Honorary Bearers will include Nick D’Aurizio of Batavia, Jim Vogt of Byron, Earl Roth of Elba, Frank Wojak of Rochester, George Heins of Byron, and Todd Nowak of Byron.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York  14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

BATAVIA - Robert C. "Bob" Bird, of Batavia, New York died October 27, 2014 at UMMC.

He was born October 13, 1928 in Batavia, the son of Charles F. and Pearl (Morley) Bird.

He was very active in high school sports playing golf, basketball, baseball and football.  In 2002 he was honored to be among the first group inducted into the Batavia Blue Devils Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 1950, during the Korean War, he was drafted into the Army.  He was stationed in Germany where he played on the 2nd and 4th Division Golf Teams and played in the Berlin Open.  He was an Industrial Engineer at Sylvania and retired when the company closed their Batavia facility.  For several years he enjoyed working as a golf instructor at Terry Hills C.C.

Bob was a Member and Past-President of Stafford County Club.  In 1957 he set the course record of 65, which he held for many years.  He was Men's Club Champion sixteen times and was awarded an Honorary Membership in 2007.  Bob had his greatest golfing experience in 1984 when he qualified to play in the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Hill C.C. in Rochester, New York. His happiest days started at the YMCA where he would meet his lifelong friends for an early morning workout and swim - then out for coffee - then out to his second home at Stafford C.C. for an often profitable round of golf.  He lived the good life....

Although he had been in failing health for several years, he remained in good spirits and looked forward to going out for coffee with friends several mornings each week.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shirley (Mitzi) Bird; step-daughter Christine Steves of Wisconsin, and step-son Jim (Kim) Peterson of Conesus Lake; grandchildren Damian, Monica, Colleen, Erin (Pete) and Shannon, and great-grandson Dominik.  He is also survived by his first wife, Arlene C. Bird, and their daughters Robin Connelly of Bel Air, Md. and Julie (Rodney) Smith; grandchildren Laura, Carin, Brian and Jordan. Also sisters-in-law Marilyn (Charles) Wilson of Missouri and June (Gene, deceased) of Maine. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Shirley Paine.  Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Ted Paine, nieces Peggy (John) Cunningham and Judy (George) Ziobrowski, nephew John (Sue) Mikel and their families.

At Bob's request there are no calling hours.  Friends and family are invited to share memories and celebrate Bob's life at a casual gathering to be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at Bohn's Restaurant, Clinton St. Rd. Batavia. Bob chose to be cremated and his remains will be buried at Byron Cemetery where services will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to a charity or organization of donor's choice.

To all of Bob’s golfing friends he leaves this reminder, “KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN AND FOLLOW THROUGH”

Please share a story, light a candle, or leave a condolence at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com

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

John J. Gavlak, 87, of Perry, died on Sunday October 26, 2014 at the VA Center in Batavia. He was born on June 15, 1927 in East Douglas, MA. to the late Julius (Susan Susienka) Gavlak.
He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II and with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Francis Gavlak and a sister Helen Fox.

John retired from Cipriano Brothers Construction in Mt. Morris where he had worked for 36 years.
He was a former member of the Perry Kiwanis, and a member of the Perry VFW. He enjoyed gardening, reading, coin collecting, antiques, traveling and going to the casino. 

He is survived by his loving wifeRegina (Petrovitz) Gavlak whom he married on January 17, 1953; children Karen (Douglas) Heiby of Perry, Mary Jane Gavlak of Snowflake, AZ., Regina (Russell) Flint of Warsaw, David Gavlak of Syracuse, Steven Gavlak of Warsaw, Michael Gavlak of SanFidel, N.M.; sisters Pauline Gavlak of East Douglas, MA., Mary Plante of Manchaug, Ma.; brother Julius (Evelyn Cronin) Gavlak of Culver City, CA.; grandchildren Timothy (Bridget) Gavlak, Derek (Heather) Heiby, Devon (James) Abejo, Julie, Thomas,  John Grills; 2 great grandgrandsons Ethan and Trenton Gavlak, along with many nieces and nephews.

There are no prior calling and services will be held at a later date.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or by visiting www.lung.org.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Lorraine E. Jellison, age 83, of Silver Springs, passed away on Monday October 27, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  She was born in Buffalo, NY on April 4, 1931 a daughter of the late John and Eugenia (Schweichler) Dulak.  Lorraine was a home health aide who worked for Health and Wellness in Leicester. She always took time to care for others whether at work or at home.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Leicester, Moose Club in Warsaw and the VFW in Perry. She volunteered for the Wyoming County Victim Services for many years. Lorraine enjoyed cooking, gathering with friends at the community center at her apartment complex, and preparing food for some of their functions and  enjoyed spending time with her family especially seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a son: Harvey Jellison, a great grandson Tyler Stowell, 2 brothers Thomas and Russell Dulak and 2 sisters  Dorothy Brown and Joan Hyman.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Brenda (Clayton “Beeper”) Stowell, Dianne (David) Ott both of Silver Springs, a sister Arline Stoeckl of Cheektowaga, 10 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday October 29th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday October 30th at 11:00am at the funeral home.
 

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Office of the Aging (Meals on Wheels Program) 8 Perry Ave. Warsaw, New York 14569. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Rose J. Brandetsas, 81, of Perry died on Friday October 24, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Mt. Morris on April 5, 1933 a daughter of the late Samuel and Angelina (Amoroso) Bonadonna.  Rose was the office manager for her husband’s dental practice in Perry, and later worked for SUNY Geneseo as a secretary until her retirement.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Perry and the Silver Lake Country Club and a former member of the Tuesday Club in Perry.  Rose enjoyed cooking, knitting, going on walks, traveling, shopping, going out to eat and taking care of her family. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by 2 brothers Nicholas and Anthony Bonadonna
 

She is survived by her husband Dr. Peter Brandetsas whom she married on July 14, 1957. A son Craig (Terri) Brandetsas of Mentor, OH,  2 daughters Kim (Michael) Winter of Warsaw, Lisa Martin of Oakland, CA,  a sister Joanne (Kenneth) Warzocha of Rochester, 6 grandchildren Ken (Melissa) Winter, James (Megan) Winter, Michael (Rachel Hains) Winter, Christian, Chandler and Cameryn Brandetsas, 2 great grandchildren Talan and Mya Winter along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call 4-7 pm on Tuesday October 28th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday October 29th at 10:00am at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.
 

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Community Hospital 400 N. Main St. Warsaw, New York 14569 or to the James P Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704 Rochester, NY 14642. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com.   Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Barry W. Bower, 81, of Hanover, Pa., entered into God’s eternal care Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2014) at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was the husband of Suzanne M. (Del Barto) Bower of Hanover.

Born Oct. 26, 1932, in Batavia, he was the son of the late Roland H. and Vivian (Chapman) Bower.

Barry was retired from Scott Foresman Company in New Jersey after working there many years. He was a graduate of Le Roy High School and the State University Teachers College in Geneseo. He was a member of Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, the Rotary, Torch Club in Gettysburg, Republican Club, Southeastern Adams Volunteer Emergency Services (SAVES), he also worked the local elections and was a former Batavia City Councilman. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Barry enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer. He loved the Batavia Muckdogs, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Lynn B. Riccobono and her husband Francis of Batavia, and Wendy S. Hagerman and her husband Philip A. of Hanover; six grandchildren, Jennifer Kowalcyk, Patrick Witt, Amanda Kowalcyk, and Stephen Kowalcyk, Brandi Mayers, Ashley Albaugh, and one great-granddaughter, Cheyene Rudisill; four siblings, Brian, Robin, Candace, and Craig Bower.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Bower and Roland Bower Jr.

A graveside service was held at Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown, Pa., with Pastor Louis Nyiri officiating.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Life from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Terry Hills Restaurant and Banquet Facility Conference Room, 5122 Clinton Street Road, Batavia, NY.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Barry to Southeastern Adams Volunteer Emergency Services, 5865 Hanover Road, Hanover, Pa. 17331.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at:  www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com

Charles W. Roche, 76 of Batavia formerly of North Java died October 25, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

He was born in North Java on January 19, 1938, son of the late Charles F. and Alice Schier Roche.

He served in the National Guard for six years obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and completed his infantry training at Fort Dix, NJ and Fort Bliss, TX.

After military service, he worked for Charles Kerwin Construction for 5 years.  Then employed by Trojan Industries, a heavy equipment company for 28 years in Batavia. He then worked for Bennett Manufacturing Company in Alden, NY for six years before retiring. After that he worked for 10 years part time as a security guard at the Veterans State Nursing Home in Batavia.

He belonged to the North Java Fire Co for 45 years and was an avid baseball player for the town of Java and a long time Bowler. He spent several years coaching minor league and little league baseball in Batavia.

As a long time member of the American Legion Post #637 in Strykersville he held many offices including three year Commander.  He was a three-time Wyoming County Commander, and 8th District Aide as well as Sergeant-at-Arms for the Department of New York in 2009.

Surviving are his two sons, Dr. Charles L. (Stacey) Roche of Buffalo and Thomas (Elizabeth) Roche of Suwanee, GA and six grand children. Five sisters, Mary Borek of Florida, Rita Marvin of Tennessee, Rowena (Norm) Gerhardt of Marilla, Ann (Ken) Bush of Chili Center, and Theresa (Don) Simons of Strykersville, along with several nieces and nephews and special friend Joan Smith.  He was the brother of the late Francis, Robert, Vincent, Donald and Florence (Leo) Bauer.

Calling hours will be from 5-8 PM on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the Marley Funeral Home in Attica, 135 Main St.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Thursday October 30, 2014 at the Holy Family Church in North Java (formerly St. Nicholas) 4316 Route 98 North Java, NY 14113.  Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery North Java.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Heart Association www.donate.heart.org/.   For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

Paul A. Marone, 92 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday October 25, 2014 peacefully at his home. He was born on April 16, 1922 in Newark, New York to the late Emil (Rose Van Detta) Marone. He is preceded in death by brothers Dominic and Emil Jr.; sisters Concetta Merritt-White, Marie Rollins-Starling and Angeline Marone.

Mr. Marone was a proud WWII Army Air Corp Veteran. He was the first Registered Pharmacist at Genesee Memorial Hospital serving the hospital for 30 years until his retirement. He also worked part time at Dean’s Drug Store, and in 2009 retired from Burling Drug, Corfu. He was an avid tennis player and won some local tournaments in years past. Mr. Marone was a member of Resurrection Parish.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Esther (Burk) Marone of Batavia; children Pamela (John) Notebaert of Bloomfield; David (Regina) Marone of Brimley, MI; Margaret “Peggy” Marone of Batavia; brother John (Jane) Marone of Lancaster; sister Geraldine Rowcliffe of Brooksville, FL; 7 grandchildren Danielle (Thomas Feeley) Notebaert M.D., Andrew (Angela) Notebaert, Brigid (Steve) Heiny, David (Shannon) Marone Jr., Daniel Marone, Kathleen Marone, Nikole Marone; 12 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 2-4 and 7 -9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday October 30, 2014 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Dr. Lawrence J. Nacey, 85 of Rochester and formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (October 22, 2014) at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester.
 
He was born in Rochester, NY on September 14, 1929, a son of the late Dr. Lawrence and Elizabeth Lenden Nacey.
 
Dr. Nacey was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served his country from 1957-1960.  He was a physician for many years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Batavia and was a member of the American College of Physicians, Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Kirby Council and  4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Batavia Assembly.
 
Survivors include his loving wife, Joanne (Breiner) Nacey of Webster. Daughter, Ann Marie (Jeffrey) Robinson of Maryland. Son, Michael J. Nacey of Maryland. Daughter in-law, Kimberly Nacey. Grandchildren, Madeline, Elizabeth and Sarah Robinson and Mark Nacey.
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Sunday (Oct. 26th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 11:30am at St. Ann’s Chapel, 1500 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY.  Interment with military honors will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
 
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Ann’s Foundation, 1500 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621 or the Society Of Our Lady Of The Most Holy Trinity, 1200 Lantana St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78407.
 
Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.
 
 
 
 
 

ADELBERT A. "DEL" SHAMP - 75, of Batavia, died peacefully Monday evening October 20, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born January 18, 1939 in Batavia, NY to the late Everett C. and Elsie J. (Kiedel) Shamp; also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn (Weller) Shamp and a brother, Ronald Shamp.

   Mr. Shamp is a United States Army Veteran and was a dedicated employee for over 40 years at both Tops Market and the former Batavia Animal Hospital. Del was a real "people person", had a great love for animals, the outdoors, Nascar and Indy Racing. He was always up for a ride in the car with a family member and will be remembered for the wonderful husband, father and grandfather he was.

   Surviving are his loving children, Todd (Sheila) Shamp of Oakfield and their children, Rachel & Alyse; Deborah (Edward) Duciaume of Oswego, NY and their children, Stephanie (RJ) & Joshua; Stacey (Todd) Gallup of Elba and their children, Christopher, Sydney, Victoria & Allison; Lisa (David) Fenton of PA; brothers, William (Diane) Shamp of Oakfield and Gerald Shamp of DE; sisters, Martha (Morris) Jones of SC and Nellie Grasso of FL ; great-grandson, Derek along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. on Friday October 24, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will held 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 25. Memorials in Del's memory can be made to the family and he will be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife, Carolyn in Elmwood Cemetery. The family would like to invite all to attend a luncheon at the Elba Rec. Hall following cemetery services.

   Please leave your words of comfort to his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

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