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johnny.jpg  Johnnie Brugman, age 78, of Perry passed away on February 18, 2016 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. Johnnie was born in Manhattan, NY on January 15, 1938 a son of the late Matias and Elba (Ronda) Brugman.  Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings: Matias, Eddie, Arthur, Stella, Robinson, Caroline and Alice Brugman.

Johnnie enjoyed watching Western movies, listening to 1950’s music, looking at pretty ladies, his snacks, and going to work at the Silver Lake Day Treatment Center.

He is survived by his family and friends at the Perry ICF Home and at the Silver Lake Day Treatment Center.

Family and friends may call from 10:00-11:00am on Tuesday February 23rd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry.  Funeral Services will follow at 11:00AM.  He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

navy.jpg  Michael J. Dermody, 56, of Batavia passed away on Thursday February 18, 2016. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 9, 1959.

Michael was a United States Navy Veteran.  He worked as a printer for Applied Business Systems Inc. in Batavia, which he loved.  Mike enjoyed riding his bike, once riding it all the way from Texas to New York.  He was very artistic and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his parents, Stephen (Joan) Dermody of Bergen; brothers Gregory Dermody of Le Roy, Timothy (Reba) Dermody of Sierra Vista, AZ and a sister Wendy (Chad) Caccamise of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday February 23, 2016 from 4:00-7:00PM at the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church 38 S. Lake Avenue Bergen, New York 14416 where a Funeral Service will immediately follow calling hours at 7:00PM.  Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church 38 S. Lake Avenue Bergen, New York 14416. 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, New York 14020.

defazio.jpgCHARLES A. DeFAZIO

Age 69, of Florida, died peacefully Wednesday February 3, 2016. He was born November 25, 1946 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Angelo DeFazio and Frances (Castronova) DeFazio residing at St. John's Home in Rochester. 

Chuck was raised in Batavia and graduated from Batavia High School, and he served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He studied Radiological Health technology in Ocala, FL and worked as a Radiation Protection Technician in the Nuclear Power Industry for over 30 years. Chuck was an avid outdoorsman, especially hunting and fishing which sparked his passion for being out on the open water. Always with a song in mind, Chuck was a well known karaoke singer and Frank Sinatra impersonator who often sang at the Valhalla Inn. He will be remembered for his "big heart" and larger than life personality, he will be truly missed by his family. 

Surviving along with his mother are his siblings, MaryAnn (Joseph) Refici of Rochester, Thomas DeFazio of FL and Jean (Scott Brown) Peca of Batavia; nephews, David (Loren) Refici, Joseph Refici; nieces, Jill (John) Kratz and Jaime Peca; great nieces and nephews, Kaylie, Kaitlin & Colin Kratz, Giada Peca, Trevor, Nathan & Zane Refici.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

There is no prior visitation, a Celebration of Chuck's Life will take place this summer in Batavia at a time and place to be announced. He will be entombed in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Chuck with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com

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

kowalczyk_joseph_-_photo.jpgJoseph F. Kowalczyk, 93 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (February 18, 2016) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

He was born May 4, 1922 in Batavia, a son of the late Aleksander and Wiktoria Kowalczyk.

Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served on the troop transport U.S.S. Queens, carrying troops to the Philippines, Iwo Jima and then into Japan after the peace treaty was signed. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

After returning home, he worked at Massey- Harris and then moved on to GTE Sylvania, working 25 years prior to his retirement. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing on his boat with his nieces and nephews on Silver Lake and Lake Ontario. A few fishing trips to Canada with his friend Matty Wojtczak were among his fondest memories. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his willingness to help all and his gentle sweet sense of humor. 
He was a member of the Town of Batavia Fire Department, Polish Falcons, Veness Strollo Post 1602 VFW and Ascension Parish.

He was the brother of the late Adam, John, Edward and Stanley Kowalczyk.

Survivors include 9 nieces and nephews, Richard Kowalczyk, Anne Gales, David Kowalczyk, Judith Ellis, Ronald Kowalczyk, John Kowalczyk, Ed Kowalcyk, Julieann Homsy and Christina Kowalcyk. Also survived by 9 great nieces and nephews and 11 great-great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (February 22th) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10:00am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church, Corner of Swan St. and Sumner St.). Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Expressions of condolence 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.

 

 

LeRoy / Stafford ~ Grace W. Cooper, age 91, of E. Bethany-LeRoy Road, passed away Friday morning (Feb. 19, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center.

     Mrs. Cooper was born November 14, 1924 in York, N.Y., a daughter of the late Lester and Edith Doane Ingalls.

     She will be remembered as the loving and devoted matriarch of her family.  Her grandchildren were her inspiration. She loved to go camping with them and watch her grandsons race.  She was a devoted member of the LeRoy United Methodist Church, worked at the LeRoy School in the laundry dept. and was the bookkeeper for Cooper Collision. Aside from her family, she enjoyed quilting, embroidery and working in her rose gardens.

     She is survived by her son, Ricky (Laurie) Cooper of Stafford; grandchildren, Denny (Shannon) Yauchzee, Ricky (Kelly) Cooper, Amy Cooper, Abbey (Dave) Cooper Wilson, Katie Bogan, Larry (Sarah) McLaughlin, Luke Yauchzee and Gavin Yauchzee; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Tommy and Scott Cooper, Hanna, Brooklyn and Bailey Wilson, Taylor (Chris Parker) Yauchzee  and Cole Yauchzee, Will and Jonathan Bogan; great-great-grandchildren, Chloe, Xander and Marley Parker; sister-in-law and brother -in-law, Betty (Connie) Snyder of LeRoy, sister-in-law, Janice Cooper of LeRoy, along with several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Oliver P. Cooper Jr. in 2014, her daughter, Linda Yauchzee and 5 siblings.

     Family and friends may call on Monday from 3 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the LeRoy United Methodist Church, 10 Trigon Pk.  Interment in Machpelah Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either her family or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.

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

     Mrs. Cooper and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

woods.jpg  Edward J. Smith II, age 74, of Perry passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2016 peacefully at his home.  Edward was born in Philadelphia, PA, on February 4, 1942 a son of the late Edward J. Smith Sr. and Madeline (Murphy) Smith-Dieterle.  Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Edward Smith III, a sister Kathleen Joslyn and brothers, Wayne and George Smith.

Ed was a graduate of Perry Central School. He worked many years for Star Market, starting out in Perry and eventually in Brockport where he was the store manager. He retired from Sewer Specialty Services Co., Inc. in Leicester. He was a member of the Perry VFW and Vets Club in Perry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being out in nature, working in his vegetable and flower gardens, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his companion of over 30 years, Susie Blythe of Warsaw; a son William Smith of Lafayette, CO.; step-children Rhonda Subject of Rochester and Christopher Blythe of Silver Springs, sisters, Cherol (Gene) Shoup, Marge (Richard) Downs and Madeline Smith all of Perry; a grandson Nicholas Subject, along with many nieces, nephews and good friends.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Ed will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery in Silver Springs.

Memorials may be made to Noyes Center for Kidney Disease and Dialysis 4616 Millennium Dr. Geneseo, NY 14454.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Byron - George Haroian, 91, of Byron, went to be with the Lord on Monday (February 8, 2016) at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

 

George was born December 18, 1924 in Wankigan, Illinois, a son of the late Peter and Catherine Haroian.

A veteran with the United States Army, George served from 1943 to 1946, including the Asia Pacific Theatre.  During his service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.  In the 1980's, he worked on the construction and building of the Calvary First Church in Haines City, Florida.  He was a construction worker for the Rochester Labor Union, an avid coin collector and a Christian. 

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Jacque) Barber of Bergen; three sons, David Haroian of Springwater, Richard Haroian and Robert Haroian, both  of Tampa, FL; a granddaughter, Melanie (Brett) VanAmburg of Watkins Glen; a great-grandson, Eric VanAmburg of Watkins Glen and several nieces and nephews.

George is the husband of the late Ruth S. Haroian and a brother of the late Andy Haroian and Lilly Haroian.  

There are no prior calling hours.  Services with full Military Honors will be on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Byron Cemetery, Townline Road, Rt. 262, Byron.  Memorials may be made to City Church, 210 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements were completed by the H.E Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Bergen.

 

 

 

camoflag.jpg  Donald Billings, age 88, of Silver Springs, passed away on Monday February 15, 2016 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.  Donald was born in Perry on July 11, 1927 a son of the late Frank and Clara (Close) Billings. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Florence and 6 siblings.

Don served with the US Army during World War II. He retired in 1989 from the former Champion Products in Perry after many years of service and was a member of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Perry.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years: Lucille, 2 daughters: Linda (Paul) McKenna of West Seneca, Susan (Gary) Lipski of Lewsiville, NC, 6 step-children: Philip (Marylyn) Hewitt of Delevan, Douglas (Sharon) Hewitt of Concord, NC., Ruby Hewitt of Mississauga, CA., Barbara Hewitt of Warsaw, Dale (Mary Jo) Hewitt of Concord, NC., Valerie (James) Qutermous of Castile, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church 88 South Main St. in Perry on Saturday March 12, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.  He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church 88 South Main St. Perry, New York 14530.   For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Elba - Genevieve M. Mudrzynski, 90, of Elba, passed away Tuesday, (February 16, 2016) at the Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mrs. Mudrzynski was born January 10, 1926 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Orin and Mabel (Kingdom) Dutton.

A member of Elba United Methodist Church, she was a member of the Elba Historical Society, Elba Grange and the Home Bureau in Elba.

She enjoyed square dancing with her late husband, Walter and playing bingo.

Mrs. Mudrzynski loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a tremendous affection for animals and especially enjoyed the animals that were brought to the Genesee County Nursing Home during her time there. Mrs. Mudrzynski enjoyed visiting with the staff, other residents and everyone who came to the facility.

Genevieve's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff at the Genesee County Nursing Home for the compassionate care they provided to their mother while she resided at the nursing home.

She is the wife of the late Walter Mudrzynski, who passed away July 25, 1999.

Genevieve is survived by her children, David (Susan) Mudrzynski and Dan (Penny) Mudrzynski both of Elba; her grandchildren, Jeff (Nicole) Mudrzynski of Batavia, Jennifer (Jack) Gang of Williamsville, John (Carrie) Mudrzynski, Bradley (Melissa) Mudrzynski, Brian (Kimberly) Walczak, and Jill Hart all of Elba; great-grandchildren, Mary, John, and Claudia Gang; Daniel, Nathan, Joseph, and Derek Mudrzynski; Brynn, Colton, and Jake Walczak; and Justin Hart; brothers-in-law, Anthony Mudrzynski of Oakfield; Henry (Janet) Mudrzynski of Batavia; and Ralph Bauer of Oakfield.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Bruce, Lloyd, Gilbert and Laverne Dutton and Ruth Gould; and her sisters-in-law, Amelia Brown, Josephine Mudrzynski, Bernice Marble, Helen Bauer, and Helen Mudrzynski.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where Genevieve’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  The Rev. Harold Coller will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department-Rescue Squad, PO Box 58, Elba, NY 14058 or the Elba United Methodist Church, 8 Chapel Street, Elba, NY 14058.  Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. 

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

STEPHANIE R. SAGE

Age 85, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday February 13, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born on August 20, 1930 in Oakfield, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Koziel, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene Sage in 1986, brothers, Francis, Leo, Louis, Peter and John Koziel; sisters, Rosemary Koziel, Nellie Sumereski, Bertha Yunker and Dorothy Pickard. 

Stephanie was a member of Resurrection Parish and worked at the Shoe Factory, Sylvania and Kodak prior to retirement. She was very proud of her Polish heritage, always up for a good Polka, enjoyed bowling, reading and crafts of any kind. She found great joy in her family, attending reunion's and was always there to lend a helping hand to any family or friend. 

Surviving are her children, Linda Sage of Batavia and Daniel Sage of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, Craig (Rachel) Rozewski of Buffalo and Kristin (John) Colantonio of Batavia, Stacy and Briann Sage both of Batavia; great-grandson Declan Colantonio; her companion of 25 years, Brent Marvin along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present from 9:30 - 11:30am on Wednesday February 17 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited at 11:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 12:00pm at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Burial will be in St. Cecelia's Cemetery in Oakfield and memorials in her memory to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia or the VNA of WNY, Inc. 2100 Wehrle Drive Williamsville, NY 14221. 

Please share your memories of Stephanie with her family at http://www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF STEPHANIE R. SAGE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

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