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Batavia - Mrs. Marie E. Raines, 82, a retired physical education teacher at both John Kennedy Elementary School and the Batavia Middle School, died Friday, June 25, 2010at the United Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Raines was born December 5, 1927 in Boston, New York, the daughter of the late Carl and Hatti Petrie Emerling.

She attended SUNY Brockport and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1949. While at Brockport she met her husband, George and they married on August 27, 1949.

A longtime member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, Mrs. Raines was a member of the Sodality and a sacristan of the church. She and her husband were former members of Stafford Country Club for many years.

Along with her husband, she is survived by one son, Timothy Raines of Marietta, Georgia; one daughter, Maureen (Sal) Palatiere of Spring, Texas; one sister, Marcia Santoro of Bayside, New York and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Allsion Palatiere. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. 

She was the sister of the late Jerome, Harold, Robert and Maurice Emerling.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 2113 Chile Ave., Rochester, New York 14624. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Boston, New York. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Age 87, talented local artist of Batavia, died Thursday afternoon June 24, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born March 19, 1923 in Buffalo to the the Joseph & Clara (Schroeder) Zeis. Preceded in death by her husband Edward J. Hayes in 1990, sons Gary & Robert Hayes, brothers Jack & Bob Zeis, sisters Clarissa Siebert, Delores Lang and Toni McKay. A graduate of Akron High School, member of Resurrection Parish, she worked for Curtis-Wright, Mason Seal Factory, Massey-Harris and most recently as the Curator of the Holland Land Office. Many in the area would know and some own her original oil and water paintings; she was a member of the Batavia Society of Artists, GO ART and the Collectors Club. Roz had a real zest for life that had her taking dancing and piano lessons well into her 80's, frequently seen at local flea markets and in her garden. An avid reader she collected books and was the author & publisher of two children's books.

Surviving are her loving children Thomas (Brigid) Hayes; Nancy (James) Cifelli and Patricia (William) Cultrara all of Batavia; brother-in-law Robert Lang of East Pembroke. 10 grandchildren Lori (Kevin) Horkey, Alicia (Steve) Fitzsimmons, Chris (Paul) VanSickle, Brandi, Caitlin, Thomas, Shelby & Jamie Hayes, Kirsten & Julie Cultrara; 6 great-grandchildren, special niece Dorothy (Chuck) Kellog along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Sunday June 27, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers 9:00 AM Monday June 28 will be followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in her honor are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020 or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ For more service information please contact Michael at (585)343-7500

longchamps.jpgKelly George Longchamps, 50 of Batavia died June 24, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Born July 11, 1959 in Buffalo, New York, son of Harriet (Carson/MacRae) and Theodore Longchamps. Kelly was an incredible human being whose great heart finally outgrew its mortal frame.

He called Batavia his home for most of his life but for a brief time he resided in Florida. Kelly was employed by the Veteran’s Hospital in Batavia for many years and enjoyed work as much as he did his leisure time. He was an avid gardener and handyman and spent much of his time tending his garden and renovating his home. Kelly enjoyed hunting for & unearthing old bottles and had an impressive collection. He liked to place an occasional wager and spent some of his happiest hours gaming with his nephews & friends.

He leaves behind many an aching heart and will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Survived by his parents as well as three brothers; James D. (Joan) MacRae III of Batavia; Eric (Raylene) MacRae of Salisbury Mills, NY; Patrick (Peggy Berndt) MacRae of Verona, NY; three sisters Ellen (Steven) Hagen of Batavia; Kristine Flicker of Newport Beach, CA and Kathleen Longchamps of Batavia along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Calling hours will be held Wednesday June 30 from 2 to 4 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. Immediately after a gathering in his honor will take place at his sister & brother-in-law’s home in Batavia. Any & all are welcome to come share a moment, a story or a parting glass. 

Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to 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/Oakfield - Mrs. Ann D. DiSalvo, 90, of Batavia, a food services worker at Oakfield - Alabama School, until her retirement, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010at Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mrs. DiSalvo was born March 26, 1920 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Concetta (Pastore) Morette.

She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia's Worship Site, since 1941, served on the Altar and Rosary Society and enjoyed crochet.

Her husband, Joseph "Sheik" DiSalvo, died January 14, 2001.

Survivors include 2 sons, David (Nancy) DiSalvo of Batavia and Raymond DiSalvo of MO; a daughter, Joanne DiSalvo of Batavia; a sister, Kitty Tessitore of Batavia; 2 sisters-in-law, Cecilia Morette of Clarence and Kim Morette of Utica; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Richard DiSalvo and sister of the late Michael Morette, Vincent Morette, Rosemarie Kenyon and Josephine Patterson.  

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Ave., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com. 

 

Age 60, of Syracuse, NY, died at home early Friday morning June 18, 2010. Born March 4, 1950 in Barcelona, San Juan to the late Luis M. & Juanita (Torres) Caballero and was also preceded in death by his former wife Alexis Y. Caballero. He was employed by COYNE Textiles & Services of Syracuse. Santiago was a loyal and committed friend, fun loving, hard working and had a unique sense of style. He enjoyed swimming, playing softball and family BBQ's, enjoyed music and loved to dance.

Surviving are his loving children Jerry (Jenifer) Wheaton of Rochester; Justin (Janet) Caballero of Rochester; Yolanda (Christopher) Barbella of East Stroudsburg, PA and Elena Caballero-Henderson of Syracuse, sisters Anna (John) Ramos of Long Island and Nydia Caballero of New York City along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Caballero family welcomes all to join them for a 10:00 AM Memorial Service Saturday June 26, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery and memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chappel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For more service information please contact Michael at (585) 343-7500.

 

Shultz.jpgByron - Mrs. Mary Jane Shultz, 71, of Byron, died Wednesday, (June 23, 2010)at her home.

Mrs. Shultz was born December 18, 1938 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Ola (Sprague) Hale.

Mrs. Shultz was a garage sale nut and also collected dolls.

Survivors include her husband, Alan Shultz of Byron; four sons, John (Debra) Shultz of LeRoy, Jeffrey (Diane) Shultz of Batavia, Mike Shultz of Greece, N.Y. and Terry Shultz of Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Jodi (Doug) Russo of Batavia; ten grandchildren, Joey, Jacob, Jeremy, Autumn and Brittany Shultz; Bailey and Kiera Russo; Katie, Stephanie and Josh Shultz; two sisters, Gloria Cotter of Batavia and Loretta Sackel of Auburn and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by a son, WilliamShultz; a brother, Donald Hale and two sisters, Bertha Downey and Jeanette Schultz.  

Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Batavia - Mrs. Grace L. Clark, 93, of Batavia and formerly of Bergen, died Monday, (June 21, 2010)at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Clark was born December 3, 1916 in Byron, the daughter of the late H. Edward and Emma (Sager) Schilling.

Mrs. Clark was a co-owner of Clark Farms in Bergen. She was an avid horse lover and rider and also was a Bergen resident since 1936.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol A. Lendall of Coffeyville, Kansas; a grandson; six granddaughters and several great-grandchildren. 

She is the wife of the late Philip S. Clark, mother of the late Barbara Newcomb and the sister of the late Wilbur Schilling.  

There are no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery, Bergen. Memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, N.Y. 14021. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

Stafford - Mr. Charles Douglas Laird, 83, of Stafford, foreman for Graham Manufacturing in Batavia, died Thursday, June 17, 2010at his home in Stafford.

Mr. Laird was born May 1, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Lloyd and Bessie Nutting Laird.

A graduate of Attica High School, he served with the United States Army during World War II. He was a  member of Immaculate Conception Church, Mr. Laird was a member of the VFW, Graham Retiree's and a former member of the Stafford Fire Department. Mr. Laird also served as foreman at the former Jell-O Factory and at Doehler-Jarvis.

He enjoyed old cars and conversations, all types of animals and loved his grandchildren dearly.

His wife of 50 years, Marguerite Johnson Laird, died on May 15, 2000.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas (Kathy) Laird of Stafford, Kenneth (Debra) Laird of East Bethany and Douglas Laird of Philadelphia, Pa.; three daughters, Catherine (William) Plaisted and Nancy (Dale) Thompson, both of Stafford and Mary Beth (Ricky) LaVare of LeRoy; a daughter-in-law, Jeri Laird of LeRoy; ten grandchildren, Jodi, Michael, Scott, Kimberly, Brian, Justin and Katelyn Laird, Jeffrey Plaisted and Joseph and Kelsey LaVare;  five great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Lucey of Rochester; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Crane and Sarah "Sue" Johnson, both of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late Ellsworth Laird and was predeceased by his step-mother, Hazel Bauer Laird and four step-sisters.

There are no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 5865 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Johnsonburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were completed by the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia - Mrs. Lois H. Folger, 94, of Batavia, a secretary for the former Kozak Auto Dry Wash in Batavia, died Friday, (June 18, 2010)at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Folger was born March 11, 1916 in Phelps, a daughter of the late Lewis and Verna (Dunn) Hollenbeck.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Greene of Batavia; two granddaughters, Betsy (Thomas) Pettinella and Mary Jo (Roger) Hume, both of Batavia; six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Philip, Adam, Cady, Jenna and Abbey and nieces and nephews.  

She is the wife of the late Robert Folger, who died in 1991.

There are no prior calling hours. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, N.Y. 14021. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

 

sikora3.jpgAdele M. Sikora, 83 of LeRoy died June 15, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Born July 5, 1926 in Wilkes Barre PA. Daughter of the late Michael (Mary Daugela) Baikauskas. Mrs. Sikora was a retired from the Erie County Library in Buffalo where she was a library clerk.

She was formerly a member of St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford, New York. 

Preceded in death by  her husband Edward F. Sikora in 1999 and a sister Mary Hamersloy. She is survived by a daughter Judy (Perry Woodfin) Sikora of Batavia and a son Daniel (Ann) Sikora of Hamburg, NY. Two sisters Rita (Al) Freda and Albena Nedswick both of New Jersey survive along with 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Thursday June 17, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM at the Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited on Friday June 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s) 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Burial will be at Bradford Cemetery in Bradford, New York. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or to Sussman Palliative Care Unit, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 687, Rochester, NY 14642.

For more information or to sign the online guest registry pleases 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. 

 

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