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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. 


Penkszyk, Francis, J. III0001.jpgFrancis J. Penkszyk Jr., 56, of Alexander, died Sunday (June 13, 2010) at United Memorial Medical Center shortly after being admitted.

He was born in Batavia a son of Geraldine Tresco Penkszyk of Garner, NC and the late Francis J. Penkszyk Sr. who died in 2003.

He enjoyed reading, traveling with his dad  and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Penkszyk was in International Sales Manager for R.E. Chapin Mfgr. in Batavia.

Surviving besides his mother are two sons and a daughter in law:  Francis J. and Deborah Penkszyk III of Batavia and Aaron A. Penkszyk of Hopkinsville, KY.  A daughter, Jacinta M. Penkszyk of Silver Springs, FL.  Two sisters and a brother in law:  Deborah Geib of Clayton, NC and Teresa and Donald Doran of Garner, NC.  Three grandchildren:  Francis J. Penkszyk IV, Alannah Jaide and Arianna Jeannine Penkszyk.  Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

There are no calling hours.  Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with entombment in St. Joseph Mausoleum.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Diabetes Assoc., Buffalo Office, 315 alberta Drive, Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226.

Expressions of condolence may be made at :  www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net or by calling the McAndrew Funeral Home at (585) 343-6158.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard Mcandrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Ronald P. Konieczny, director & veteran.

Donald Anson Litzenberger Stafford - Mr. Donald Anson Litzenberger, 77, of Stafford, died Monday, (June 14, 2010)at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Litzenberger was born October 9, 1932 in Greece, a son of the late Louis and June (Heidrick) Litzenberger.

Mr. Litzenberger was an engineer at Olin Chemical Corporation in Rochester for 35 years. He was a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Church, Byron Fire Department & Rescue Squad and the LeRoy Moose Club. A veteran, he served with the United States Army.

Survivors include wife, Catherine (Linsler) Litzenberger of Stafford; two sons, Glenn Litzenberger of Pavilion and Gary Litzenberger of Batavia; a daughter, Lynne (Gary) Hopkins of Attica; three stepsons,  William K. Emminger of Fredericksburg, Virginia, John (Mary) Emminger of Batavia and Keith (Jennifer) Emminger of Dansbury, Connecticut; two step-daughters, Kathy (Joseph) Giambra of Lewiston and Linda Emminger of Batavia; three brothers, George (Donna) Litzenberger, Louis (Janet) Litzenberger and  Ralph (Janice) Litzenberger, all of Rochester; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph’s Site, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.






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