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Batavia- Howard A. Parker, 97, of Batavia, died Wednesday, (April 13, 2011) at Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mr. Parker was born April 10, 1914 in Castile, a son of the late Roscoe and Alice (Hare) Parker.

He was a graduate of Batavia High School, class of 1933, and served four years in the United States Army during WWII.  Mr. Parker was wounded twice and was awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge for front line duty.  He was one of the survivors of the Belgian Liner Leopoldville, which was sunk by a German torpedo on Christmas Eve 1944 off the coast of Cherbourg. 

He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans.  He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. 

Mr. Parker farmed for many years on the family farm in Batavia and later worked as a caretaker for P.D. Services in Pavilion.

He is survived by a niece, Joyce (Daryl) Kohorst of Corfu; two great-nephews, Jeff (Sandra Alba) Kohorst of Florida and Charles (Lenora) Kohorst of Corfu; three great-great-nephews, Jeffrey M. Kohorst of Stafford, Jacob and Joseph Kohorst both of Corfu.  One great-great-great nephew and many cousins also survive.

He is preceded in death by his brother, James Parker and step-brother John W. Ahl.      

Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where a funeral service will follow calling hours at 4 p.m.  Burial be in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Honor Flight Inc., Attn: Diane Gresse, 300 East Auburn Ave, Springfield, OH 45505. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

Age 97, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Sunday evening April 10, 2011 to be with her beloved husband Fred V. Pulvino and departed family members. She was born January 7, 1914 in Batavia daughter of the late Stanley & Gladys (Wisniewski) Kisiel, she was also preceded in death by her brothers Cecil & Stanley Kisiel, sisters Helen Johnson, Marian Pcionek, Dorothy Kujawski and Eleanor Di Filippo. She had to leave school while in the 8th grade to help her family during the depression and worked at a bakery in Buffalo. She then returned to Batavia and worked for the Roy & Alicee Mason Family on the Seven Springs Road. She also worked at the E.N. Rowell Box Factory, and when her brother Cecil Kisiel started the Kisiel Die Casting Company she worked as a supervisor for 20 years until she retired in July of 1973. Mrs. Pulvino was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart).

     Wanda married Fred V. Pulvino on April 27, 1940 and took great pleasure in her home, family and enjoyed a blessed life. She traveled often to visit her family wherever they were at the time. She was a great cook and her great-grandchildren always told her she had the best spaghetti sauce in the world. Wanda was a hard worker and never complained, always getting the job done. Wanda will be missed by her family and friends whose lives have been touched by this amazing woman.

     Wanda Kisiel-Pulvino is survived by her loving children, Carol (Leo) Kiebala of Atlanta, GA; Louis Pulvino, Sr. (Sue) of Rochester and JoAnn (Russell) Nephew of Batavia where she has lived for the past 1 1/2 years along with their dog Abbey whom she adored and who will miss her. A brother Henry Kisiel, brother-in-law Henry Kujawski both of Batavia; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a dear cousin Florence Kujawski of Batavia, dearest friend Marian Merton along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may attend visitation from 3-7 PM Wednesday April 13, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:00 AM Thursday April 14, 2011 followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and the family suggests memorials in her memory be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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, SEND FLOWERS OR A MEAL PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

Marilyn K. Rischenole, 88, of LeRoy, died Monday (April 4, 2011) at Batavia Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Olean, NY on July 21, 1922 a daughter of the late Lee and Florence Broadbent Palmer.  She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel J. Rischenole who died in 2005.

Mrs. Rischenole was a homemaker for most of her life.

Surviving is a son, Lyle (Sue) Rischenole of Stafford.  Four grandchildren:  Keith (Crystal) Muckle, Kevin Muckle, Kenneth (Megan) Muckle and Kimberly (Don) Lewis.  Nine great grandchildren also survive.

Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Belfast, NY

Arrangements wee entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KOIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Anthony C. Sinare, 94, of Spring Hill, FL, died Sunday April 3, 2011 at Spring Hill Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Brant, NY a son of the late Anthony C. Sr and Josie Sinare.

Mr. Sinare was retired from the Rochester Carpenters Union # 85 and was a Sergeant with the Army Air Force during W.W. II, having served with the Flying Tigers.

Surviving is his wife of 70 years, Rose Battaglia Sinare of Spring Hills, FL.  A daughter and son in law, Bernadette and Charles Penfield of Batavia.  Three grandchildren: Susan and Daniel Boss of Batavia, Shari and Chris Ange of Batavia and Eric and Colleen Johnson of Albany.  Five great grandchildren also survive.

Services will be conducted at a date to be announced with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Expressions of condolence may be made at:www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

     Age 96, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday April 6, 2011 at Kirkhaven in Rochester. She was born June 15, 1914 in Philadelphia, PA and was married for many years to the late Irving Goodman.

     Surviving are her dear friends of many years Amanda (Geoff Wormley) Brown of Batavia and their daughter Allyson; Marsha Barton of Batavia along with many more friends.

     Visitation will be from 11am - 12 Noon Saturday April 9, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will follow at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Kirkhaven Pathways 254 Alexander Street Rochester, New York 14607.

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.

Virginia M. Oberle, 85 of Batavia. Died April 3, 2011 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw. Born March 2, 1926 in Batavia, NY. She is daughter of the late Charles H. (Madeline Walsh) Blood. Mrs. Oberle was a lifetime member of Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church. She worked for many years as a Supervisor for NY Tel in Batavia. Mrs. Oberle was always very caring to her nieces and nephews and will be sadly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband John M. Oberle; brothers Richard and Robert Blood; sisters Bernice Falardeau and Helen I. Quartley.      
                                                                                                                        
Loving aunt to several nieces and nephews along with great nieces and nephews.      

There are no prior calling hours. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday April 6, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Entombment will take place at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org .  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.
  

Cleland W. Odell, 81 of Oakfield, NY. Died April 2, 2011 at his home. Born December 10, 1929 in Lockport, New York. Son of the late Harry (Jennie Smith) Odell. Mr. Odell was a farmer and worked many years for Marky’s Wholesale in Elba. He regularly attended services at the Genesee Country Church in Oakfield. He loved Stock Car racing and going out to eat. Mr. Odell is preceded in death by a brother who died in WWII Robert Odell, his extended family that he lived with for 50 years Nelson (Beatrice) Osborne.

He is survived by brothers Wilbur (Alberta); Elthan (Marie) Odell both of Basom; sister Gwendolyn (Roger Rowles) Ott of Naples; the Osborne family; along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place 2:00 PM on Saturday April 9, 2011 at the Genesee Country Church 3268 Drake Street Oakfield, NY 14125. Burial will be private.   

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideons International at www.gideons.org.  For more information or to sign his online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

Batavia - Mr. Robert G. Turner, 78, of Batavia, died Friday, (April 1, 2011) at the Batavia Nursing Home.

Mr. Turner was born October 2, 1932 in Batavia, the son of the late Clair and Emily (Hampton) Turner.

He was a member of the South Byron United Methodist Church and the Genesee County Stamp and Coin Club. Mr. Turner worked for the New York State Department of Transportation for 35 years and then went to work at the Genesee Country Village & Museum. A veteran, Mr. Turner served with the United States Navy from 1951-1955. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Fuller) Turner of Batavia, whom he married in 1953; two sons, Randy (Patricia) Turner of Batavia and Rodney (Cindy Williams) Turner of Corfu; a daughter, Suzanne (Kevin) Dart of Elba; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Calling hours are Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the South Byron United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 135, South Byron, N.Y. 14557 or the Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford N.Y. 14511.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. 

James Edward Place, 66, of Akron, died Sunday (March 27, 2011) at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo.

He was born in Eden, NY on February 4, 1945 a son of Elizabeth (Betty) McGennis Place and the late George A. Place.

Mr. Place was a member of St. Teresa of Avila RC Church in Akron.  He was an avid artist and was a graduate of Eden High School.

Surviving besides his mother are several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is the brother of the late George W. Place.

Visitation will be Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at the  J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, where prayers will be Friday at 9:30AM followed ba a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church.

Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in the Town of Royalton.

Expressions of condolence may be made at:www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON,  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Karen Penkszyk, 52, of Alexander, died Tuesday (March 29, 2011) at Crossroads House in Batavia after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Batavia on April 24, 1958, a daughter of Michael Penkszyk of Alexander and the late Eleanor Kryzak Penkszyk who died in 1987.

Karen was a member of Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church).  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, needle point and knitting.

Surviving besides her father are three sisters:  Mary Ann Penkszyk, Rosemarie Penkszyk and Sharon Penkszyk all of Alexander.  Two brothers:  Michael Penkszyk Jr. of TN and David (Sandra) Penkszyk of Virginia Beach, VA.  Nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.

There are no calling hours. 


Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

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.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

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