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LeRoy / Florida ~ Edward P. Longhany, age 92, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at his residence in Florida.

     He was born February 24, 1927 in Batavia, N.Y., a son of the late Peter and Lucy Stephanie Longhany.

     Ed graduated from LeRoy High School and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Shortly after serving his country, Ed joined the New York State Police, where he served proudly in many capacities for 26 years, retiring as a senior homicide and narcotics detective working out of Henrietta, N.Y.  He eventually went on to serve his community of LeRoy as Town Justice for 8 years and was also involved in numerous civic organizations.

     He is survived by his children, Edward (Pat) Longhany of Wade, NC, Gary Longhany of Wade, NC, Luanne (Wes) Chestang of Bay Minette, AL and Ron (Betsy) Longhany of Felton, DE; sister-in-law, Bridie Longhany; 9 grandchildren, along with several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lil of 49 years and 5 siblings.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     Contributions in Ed's memory are suggested to the American Heart Association. 

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

Mary Jane Reding, 98, of Attica, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born in Akron, Ohio to the late Timothy G. and the late Mary (Doll) Hatch. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Richard on October 29, 2019, and her sons, Martin Carr and Gregory Reding.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughter, Laurie Miller, daughter-in-law, Peach Carr of Tennessee, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Roman Catholic Church, 50 East Ave. in Attica, NY.  Burial will be in St Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica, NY.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sts Joachim & Anne RC Church.   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 St., Attica, NY 14011

 

Corfu - Donna J. Stocking, 81, of Corfu, passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 26, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, with her family by her side.

Donna was born June 3, 1938 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John McJury and Sadie (Gilbank) McJury Law. She was the mother of the late John Stocking.

Donna was the owner and operator of Lazy S Tack Shop in Corfu for 35 years. She had a great love of horses. 

Donna is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Robert C. Stocking, whom she married on June 2, 1956; her children, Robbie (Donna) Stocking and Tracy (Mark) Fraterrigo; her sister, Helen Cummings; daughter-in-law, Paula Stocking; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Thursday, January 30th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donna’s memory may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021 or to the American Parkinson Disease Association.


YORK - Larry E. McClurg paased away on January 24, 2020, at age 69. Predeceased by his parents, Chester and Ruth McClurg, brother, Lewis McClurg, father-in-law, Bob McMcClurg and brother-in- law, David McClurg. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Dorothy, brother James (Pamela) McClurg, sisters Debra (Henry) Gorczynski, Cindy (Ginny Weisel) McClurg, Mother in law Betty McClurg, sisters in law Doreen (Dan) Snider, Marlene McClurg, many nieces and nephews. 
Larry retired from the York Highway Dept. He was the past assistant chief of the York Fire Dept. and member of the York Sportsman Club. Larry enjoyed camping, Nascar racing, and restoring antique tractors. 
Friends may call Wednesday 4-7pm at the Alhart Funeral Home 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia, where his Funeral Service will be held Thursday 11am. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to York Fire Dept. P.O. Box 409, York, NY 14592. 

 

griffin_harvey_-_photo.jpgHarvey E. Griffin “Gene”, 75 of East Pembroke, NY, passed away Friday (January 24, 2020) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness.

He was born December 23, 1944 in Caledonia, NY, a son of the late Mollie (Charles) Minor and Fredrick (Goldie) Griffin Sr.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Paula Griffin. Gene leaves to mourn his children, Keith (DeOnn) Griffin of N. Carolina, Kenneth (Carolyn) Griffin of Batavia and Tammy Griffin of East Pembroke. Also survived by 11 siblings, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Parker; sister, Mary Griffin and brothers, Fredrick, Benjamin, Gordon and James Griffin and Arthur Minor.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday (February 1st) from 2-4pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.

Expressions of sympathy 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.

 

biscaro_tosca_-_photo2.jpgTosca Ida Biscaro of Akron, NY and Boynton Beach, FL passed peacefully in San Ramon, CA on Monday evening, January 13, 2020.

She was born on June 24, 1929 in Clarence Center, NY one of five children to the late Carlo and Dora Biscaro.

After high school she moved to NYC where she attended Traphagen School of Design to become a dress designer and began work at Singer Corporation. She then worked in the medical field as a secretary until her retirement to Florida. She loved spending time with her family and friends, working in the garden growing flowers and vegetables, and later in life returned to enjoy one of her original hobbies as a child, creating dress designs for paper dolls.

She was predeceased by her sister Elda (Biscaro) Burton and her nephew Renato Macor.

Survivors include sisters, Lina (Biscaro) Macor and Louise (Biscaro) Rusnak; brother, Carlo Biscaro; brother in-law, Ed Rusnak; her niece, Vicky (Rusnak) Mikell and nephew, Ed Rusnak all formerly from Akron. Other nieces and nephews include John Burton, Jeff Burton, Paul Macor, Peter Macor, Anna (Macor) Palma, Matthew Biscaro and Nina (Biscaro) Lota.

Family and friends are invited on Friday, July 3rd at 10:00 am for a Celebration of Life at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church at 5771 Buell Street, Akron. Followed by interment at St. Teresa of Avila Cemetery and a gathering at the family home in Akron.

Memorial contributions may be offered in her name to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at www.pva.org , or a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001,. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

litfin_barbara_-_photo1.jpgBarbara Ann Faltisco Litfin, 86 of Akron NY, entered into rest Wednesday (January 15, 2020) at Hospice Buffalo.

She was born in Buffalo NY at Deaconess Hospital, a daughter of the late Helena Garbacz and Joseph Faltisco.

The longtime owner of Barbara Ann’s Bridal Salon in Akron was a well known custom dress maker and designer. After retirement, her lifelong compassion for the love of animals directed her to the breeding and raising of Yorkshire terriers and started Watson Kennels.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Kenneth Litfin in 1994 and George Watson in 2007 and mother of the late Bruce Litfin in 2011.

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth (Carol) Litfin of Clarence Center and Gary (Susan) Litfin of Cheektowaga. Daughter, Suzzane (Joseph) Corona of Batavia. Grandchildren, Michael Litfin, David Litfin, Jill Jarocki, Jesse Litfin, Josh Perry, Ethan Perry and Matthew Perry. Great-grandchildren, Mila, Lola and Zachary.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Saturday, February 8th from 10am - 12 noon at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY, where a memorial service will commence at 12:00 pm.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ETNRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

whiting_lauren_-_photo.jpgLauren C. Whiting “Cuppy”, 95 of Clarence Center, NY, passed away peacefully Saturday (January 25, 2020) at his residence while under care of Hospice.

Lauren was born in Downers Grove Illinois, February 9, 1924, a son of the late Theo and Laura Grey Whiting.

At the age of 16 the family moved to Akron New York. After attending Akron High School, Lauren joined the US Navy to serve in the war effort. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer as a motor mechanic aboard an LST and received several invasion battle ribbons from actions in the Pacific.  After returning from service he got a job at the Buffalo Transit company. In 1952 he joined the family company.

In 1953 the Whiting family (Theo, Donald and Lauren) manufactured custom garage doors. An inquiry was made to determine if the company could produce a roll-up door for trucks.  The industry was born and Whiting is now the premier manufacturer of roll-up doors for the transportation industry worldwide. Still a family owned enterprise headquartered in Akron New York (except for a brief period in the 1970’s as a subsidiary of the Apache Corporation) Whiting’s have expanded their product offerings to the construction and shipbuilding industries. Lauren served the company in many capacities and continued to make significant contributions until his retirement in 2018.

In 2000 Lauren pursued a dream of returning a WWII vintage LST to the United States as a floating museum in commemoration of his service in the Pacific theatre aboard one of the “Long Slow Targets”.  He and 28 other septuagenarians found a retired LST 325 in Crete. This ship had been decommissioned by the Greek Navy after having also served the US Navy in the European theatre.  The project included returning the aging ship to “sea-worthy” condition and sailed it to the port of Mobile Alabama in January of 2001.  The voyage made national news when the US Coast Guard suggested that the voyage should not be made and warned of severe consequences if the ship made an un-authorized trip to the United States.  The LST 325 has since been berthed in Evansville Indiana and makes annual voyages as the floating museum the “Gold Crew” envisioned.

Survivors include his children, Theo (Michael) Abraham of Kingston, NH, Steven C. (Delia) Tee of Barker NY, Robert (Phyllis) Whiting of Akron, NY, James C. (Christine) Tee of Medina, NY, Rodney (Luanne) Whiting of Lyndonville, NY, Nancy (Timothy) Girard of Clarence, NY and Alice (John) Worrall of Mount Wolf, PA. Sister, Laura Mattioli of Akron, NY.  Twenty two grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren also survive.

He is predeceased by his wife of over 48 years, Alice Marie Whiting, who died August 18, 2012; Siblings, Donald Whiting, Theodore Whiting, William Whiting and Ruth Fisher, Virginia Bushammer and Theo Kronen.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Wednesday (January 29th) from 3-7pm and Thursday (January 30th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. Services will be Friday, 11am at the Chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY. Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the U.S.S. LST Ship Memorial, 840 LST Dr., Evansville, IN 47713; www.TheLSTMemoiral.org/donate or your local Habitat for Humanity organization. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

daurizio.jpgNicholas D’Aurizio Jr., 87, of Batavia passed away on January 23, 2020 at the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 29, 1932 in Batavia to the late Nicholas and Teresa (Tiberio) D’Aurizio Sr. In addition to his parents, Nicholas is predeceased by his son; Joseph D’Aurizio; sister and brother in law Mary (Alex) Neubert.

After completion of Batavia High School & Metal Trades Vocational School, Nicholas served as a Personnel Supervisor for four years in the US Air Force during the Korean War. In his professional life, he was a foreman for over twenty years at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory formerly of Brockport, NY. Nicholas retired from Hodgins Engraving in Batavia. 

Nicholas was a creative, intelligent and curious man who made an indelible impression on those that he met. He was known for his quick wit and one-liners that always brought appreciative and unexpected chuckles. He had many interests from hunting and fishing as a young man, to a voracious reader of biographies of classic movie stars, an avid Western movie watcher, a builder of intricate model ships. His two boston terriers, Popeye & Olive Oyl, brought him great joy. Nick was a memorable individual who never failed to create a strong impression in a brief period of time. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his children; Nicholas D’Aurizio III of Sulpher Springs, OK., Teresa (Daniel Ritzenthaler) D’Aurizio of Napa, CA., and Michael D’Aurizio of Orchard Park; brothers Frank (Jenny) D’Aurizio and Anthony (Connie) D’Aurizio both of Batavia; a granddaughter Gemma D’Aurizio of Orchard Park, ex-spouse Robin D’Aurizio, along with many close friends, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Monday January 27, 2020 from 5:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday January 28th at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activities Fund at the NYS Veterans Home 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Susan Borgal Serinis, 71, of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Serinis (Michael Moore, Jr.), Heather Serinis, Victoria Collier, and her grandchildren, Serenity Fox, Veronica Fox, Matthew Dixon, Micah Collier, Marianna Collier; brother, John (Doreen) Borgal; sisters Patricia (Vernon) Kelly and Mary Dix, and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Victor Serinis; parents, Emerson J. Borgal and Florence D. Borgal; and brother, David Mead.

Susan was born on Dec. 5, 1948 to Florence and Emerson. From the time she graduated from High School until the day she retired, she was a nurse. She fondly shared the memory of meeting Victor. She was an allergy nurse for Victor’s mother, and she insisted that she meet her son. She spent most of her nursing career as a nurse with the VA Medical Center in Batavia, New York. She was one of the first PTSD nurses when the program opened in Batavia, and she took a lot of pride in helping the Veterans during their recovery.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia’s Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield, with a luncheon to follow at the fellowship hall at St. Cecilia’s Church in Oakfield.

Memorial contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125.

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

Arrangements for Susan were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

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