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Sarah E. "Sally" Burt, 93 of Perry died July 20, 2012 at Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw. She was born in Cuylerville on November 13, 1918 to the late Alex (Ellen Rainer) Johnson. Mrs. Burt owned and operated Burt’s Lumber for 59 years. She was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church for 60 years. She is preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" Burt in 1997. 

She is survived by her children Joyce (Joe) Kennedy of Rochester, Robert Burt of Perry, and Judy (Dave) Phillips of Silver Springs, 2 grandchildren Morgan and Sarah, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM on Monday July 23, 2012 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will beTuesday July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Brick Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery.

In Lieu memorials may be made to the Brick Presbyterian Church, 6 Church Street Perry, NY 14530 or to the East Side Nursing Home, 62 Prospect Street Warsaw, NY 14569.
For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530.

Martha Ciurzynski, 95, of Akron, died Wednesday (July 18, 2010) at Genesee County Nursing Home.

She was born in Glenns Falls, NY on December 20, 1916, a daughter of the late George and Carrie Joseph Abraham. 

Her husband, Chester Ciurzynski died on October 22, 1990.

Mrs. Ciurzynski was a member of St. Teresa of Avilla RC Church and the Church Ladies Guild.  She enjoyed the neighborhood sewing club, knitting and crocheting. 

Surviving are two sons, Richard (Lynne) Ciurzynski of Ft. Myers, Fl and  Chester (Kay) Ciurzynski of Basom.  Seven grandchildren: Michael, David, Mark, Alan, Laura, Benjamin and Jenny.  Several great grandchildren also survive.   Daughter in law, Shirley Ciurzynski of Akron.  Sister, Carrie Brockway of Lockport.  She is the mother of the late Robert Ciurzynski who died in 2011 and sister of the late Joseph and George Abraham, Janet Newcomb, Mary Day and Julia Richardson.

Friends of the family are invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Friday from 4 – 8 pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST., AKRON where prayers will be Saturday at 10:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. Teresa of Avilla RC Church, Akron.

Burial will follow in St. Teresa’s Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Genesee County Nursing Home Activities Unit, 278 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, LICENSED DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR. 

Age 25, of Batavia, died Sunday July 15, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born October 14, 1986 in Fern Park, FL, a daughter of Martha (Winer) Pontillo of New Mexico and the late James V. Pontillo Jr.

Jeanne graduated in 2005 from Batavia High School with a regent's diploma and was voted most inproved in her senior year. A member of the Faith Community Chapel and its choir, she volunteered at the Gensee County Nursing Home and did mission work in Honduras, Mexico, Belize & Texas with her brother Jimmy. Jeanne was always of sound mind and full of grace, kind, generous and forgiving. She had a love of children and they loved her, Jeanne was fascinated by the Japanese and Egyptian cultures and someday hoped to visit both.

Surviving along with her mother is her brothers, Jimmy of Byron, Luke of New Mexico, sister Corrina (Jeff) Holmes of New Mexico and half-brother Nicholas of LeRoy; paternal grandmother Jeanne E. Pontillo of LeRoy; maternal grandmother Mercedes B. Winer of San Diego, CA; special great uncle Jim Eichelberger of Maryland, uncles Eric & David Winer both of San Diego; nieces Ariel Pontillo of Byron & Amorah Holmes of New Mexico along with many cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit from 3-7 PM on Friday July 20 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of her Life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday July 21. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in Jeanne's memory are suggested to the family to be used for her favorite charity. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Sammie Lee Scott, 49 of Batavia, died July 14, 2012 peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. He was born October 23, 1962 in Rochester to Sammy (Alice McKnight) Scott of Rochester. Sammie was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, he loved cooking, gardening and listening to music. He was a Chef, working locally at the Red Osier, Terry Hills, Sport of Kings and most recently at Settlers. Mr. Scott was a past member of New Bethel CME Church in Rochester. He is preceded in death by a son Scotty Johnson.  

Surviving along with his parents he is survived by his beloved wife Diane M. (Johnson) Scott of Batavia; son Jeffrey Johnson of Oakfield; daughter Kelly Johnson of Oakfield; step-son John Rolle of Elba; sisters Deborah Alexander, Alicia Scott, Jequesse Scott all of Rochester, along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to attend calling hours from 11AM to 12 Noon on Friday July 20, 2012 at New Bethel CME Church 270 Scio St. Rochester, New York 14605. 12:00 Noon Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 20, 2012 at the Church.Interment will take place at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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, NY 14020.
 

Elinor B. Fisher, 75 of Batavia, died July 17, 2012 peacefully United Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1936 in Stafford. Mrs. Fisher worked as a Nurse for many years at the VA Hospital in Batavia. She was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church in East Bethany. She is predeceased by three husbands Edward Fisher, Clifton Young, Samuel Guiliano; daughter Mary Ann Sanchez and her parents.

She is survived by her daughter Loretta (Kevin) Helmer of Buffalo; many brothers and sisters; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday July 19, 2012, 1:00 PM at Stafford Rural Cemetery in Stafford.

Memorials may be made to HomeCare and Hospice 550 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. 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 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

Gerald L. Winter, 76 of Pavilion, died July 16, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Perry on June 28, 1936 to the late Kenneth (Amy Wellman) Winter. Mr. Winter owned and operated Winterman Farms with his brother Charles for many years. He was a member of the LaGrange Baptist Church, Wyoming County Holstein Club, New York State Holstein Club, 4-H, Perry Grange, and the Future Farmers of America. Mr. Winter also used to show cattle. Gerald is preceded in death by a brother Charles Winter and sister Lois J. Griffith.

He is survived by his beloved wife Etta M. Winter of Pavilion; son Michael (Kim) Winter of Perry; daughters LuAnne (Lawrence) Meyer of Perry; Kelly Leitten of Perry; sister MaryAnn (Lee) Close of Avon, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday July 21, 2012 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow calling hours, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in LaGrange Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the LaGrange Baptist Church or to the LaGrange Cemetery.
For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


 

Marvin E. Gilliatt Jr., 45 of Batavia died July 13, 2012 at his home. He was born June 6, 1967 in Batavia to Marvin E. Gilliatt Sr. of Batavia and the late Jeanette A. (Whipple) Gilliatt. Marvin worked as a mechanic and it was his passion, he loved to work on cars.

He is survived by his beloved wife Gina M. Ruffino of Batavia; his daughters Bethany and Shyann Ruffino of Batavia; sisters Debra (Grant) Carlson of OH; Dawn (Steve) Boyki, Linda Vigiano both of Batavia; along with several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 10:00 AM Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.     

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his girls. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

September 26, 1910 - June 10, 2012

Peacefully passed away in her sleep on June 10, 2012 at Morningside/Park Vista Skilled Nursing in Fullerton, CA. at age 101.

Born,  Ethel Boller Foster on September 26, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois to Rolland Clyde Foster and Zillah Gweendolyn Dodds Foster. Ethel spent her childhood in Chicago with fond memories of horseback riding in Lincoln Park along the shores of Lake Michigan with her father and working in his stockyard cattle business in Chicago.

Her family resided for many years at 7140 Princeton Avenue in Chicago and were active in the community.

She was a graduate of Chicago Parker High School and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1933 with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Education (division of social sciences).

After graduating, Ethel was employed by the City of Chicago as a social worker serving the residents of Chicago during the Great Depression.  Her passion to help those less fortunate would continue throughout her life.  Ethel was an enthusiastic supporter of the HollyGrove Orphanage in Los Angeles, receiving its special recognition Angel Award and the Woman's Club of Hollywood.

She was active in her local Episcopal Church while living in Chicago, Batavia, New York and Los Angeles.

On September 23, 1937 Ethel married the love of her life, Frank (Tubby) Robinson Stafford, a recent civil engineering graduate from Northwestern University who would later become a trainmaster for the New York Central Railroad in Batavia, New York.  During World War II, Tubby served as a major in the army in North Africa, Italy and Germany.  During their 57 year marriage Tubby and Ethel enjoyed traveling and cruising.

In 1960, Tubby and Ethel moved to the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles, Ca. when Tubby retired from the railroad. Tubby passed away in 1994.  Ethel's enjoyment of cruise ships continued on with many excursions to the Carribean, Mexico, Alaska and the Panama Canal with her sister Betty, nephews and nieces.

She always treasured her family and her many friends and neighbors.

Ethel lived a long and wonderful life and has touched us all in a special way.  She will be dearly missed.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her sisters Mary Abrahamson and Pearl Philip.

Ethel is survived by her sister Zillah (Betty) Frost of Holland, Michigan.

She will be sadly missed by numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ethel's life July 14, 2012 at 3:00PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park located at 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA. 91205.  Please arrive at "The Last Supper Window" by 2:30PM to participate in the procession to the niche site.  Following the memorial service, family and friends are invited to the Tam O'Shanter Restaurant located at 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90039.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association

Phyllis, E. Gray, 94, a long-time resident of Batavia, died Sunday (July 8, 2012) at the home of her daughter in Las Cruces, NM, where she had resided since 1998.

She was born in Batavia on November 2,1917, the youngest child of Harry J. Hawkins and Ida P. Hunter Hawkins.  She is predeceased by sisters; Mildred (late John) Valentine, Carolyn (late Pete) Gifford, Evelyn (late Alfred) Gover and her brother Ernie (late Ethel) Hawkins.  She was the mother of the late Sue Ellen Jackett who died in 2004.

Survivors include three daughters; Carol A. (Rex) Zillman of Longview, Tx, Nancy E. (Richard) Hickox of Las Cruces, NM and Cheryl J. (William) Miller of Batavia.  Eleven grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Friday (July 20th) from noon to 1 pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where services will follow.  Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Flowers are greatfully declined.  Memorials are suggested to The First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Rd., Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, PROPRIETOR AND LICENSED DIRECTOR

Donald T. Lawrence, 61of Attica, Passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness under the care of his wife and HomeCare & Hospice on July 10, 2012. He was born on June 19, 1951 in Albion to Helen Lawrence of Medina. Mr. Lawrence worked for Conway Beam Leasing in Brighton. He was a United States Army Veteran. Don enjoyed gardening, trains, racing, and working on cars especially his Monte Carlo. He was a huge Buffalo Sabres fan and avid fisherman. Don loved spending time with his wife at Point Breeze and the 1000 Islands. He is preceded in death by his first wife Joyce Lawrence; sons Steve McClary Sr.; Edward Stephens; daughter Janet Cratsley; brother Harold Walter Jr.; and a sister Carol Jean Vaquez. 

He is survived by his beloved wife June A. Lawrence of Attica; sons Donald (Janet) McClary Jr. of Medina; David DeLude of Batavia; John DeLude of Varysburg; daughter Sharon Murphy of Batavia; brother Carlos Vaquez of Medina; sister Delores Vaquez of Medina; 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to attend calling hours from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM on Friday July 13, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. 11:00 AM Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 14, 2012  at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Howard Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. 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, NY 14020.

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