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lake.jpgBoris “Pop” Tkatschenko, 86, of Alexander passed away in his home on November 16,  2015. He was born in The Ukraine on April 10, 1929.  Boris is predeceased by his wife Walburga (Dietrich) Tkatschenko.

Boris worked in New Jersey building oxygen machines until his retirement in 1994, bringing his love for building and fixing with him as he and his wife Wally moved to upstate New York. With a watchful eye and a lovingly stern word Boris watched over his grandchildren through the years and in his later years grew more loving and sweet with every passing day. He also loved cooking, fishing, caring for his gardens, tinkering, building things in his basement workshop and meals with his family. He and his wonderful Ukrainian accent will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his 4 children; Daniel (Kim) Tkatschenko of Attica, Boris Jr. Tkatschenko and Heidi (James) Knight both of Bound Brook, NJ and Vera (Kendall) Nodes of Warsaw; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday November 20, 2015 from 3:00pm-5:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  A 5:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

flowers.jpgDenise E. (Green) Fugle, 66, of Darien Center passed away Saturday November 14, 2015 at her home while surrounded by her family after a lengthy battle with leukemia. She was born on April 5, 1949 in Buffalo to the late Leigh Richard and Dorothy Loretta (Bohadlo) Green.

Denise served faithfully upon the Attica Central School Board of Education from 1988 to 2003, former Trustee for the Attica Landmark Preservation Society, and as Trustee of the Brainard Cemetery Association (Attica, NY).  She was an excellent cook, loved antiquing, a hot cup of tea, and was fiercely dedicated to her family and friends.  Now, Denise is at rest and we hold her close within us.  Please hold her close in your mind, spirit, and memories as well. 

She is survived by her husband and high school sweetheart Lawrence “Larry” J. Fugle who she married in April of 1969 in Attica and together they raised seven children; sons Brian of Attica and Dustin of Varysburg; daughters Teresa (David) Remington of Attica, Shannon (Jason) Hootman of Darien, Jolene (Jesse) Coots of Le Roy, Amanda (Ryan) Markwith of New York City and Lacey (Shawn) Hyman of N. Java; brother Bruce (Sue) Green of Lancaster; proud grandmother to 11 grandchildren; Spencer, Alexis, Parker, Owen, Jayden, Cricket, Trilly, Souly Etta, Larissa, Beau and Liesel.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday November 19, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.  A 10:00AM Memorial Mass will be held on Friday the 20th at St. Joachim & Ann Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. Burial will take place at Brainard Cemetery during a private ceremony

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials can be directed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of WNY (www.lls.org/western-central-new-york); Brainard Cemetery (send to: Marley Funeral Home, c/o Brainard Cemetery, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011); or a location of donor’s choice.  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 Street Attica, New York 14011.
 

Elba - Shirley Mae Conrad, 86, of Elba, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at her home in Elba under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

Mrs. Conrad was born January 3, 1929 in Warsaw, a daughter of the late George Merlin and Maude Amelia Raupp Stowe.

Her family was the center of her life. Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. She loved traveling with many trips to Europe and across the United States, with her favorite trip being traveling to Hawaii with her daughter. She loved painting ceramics with her daughters, square dancing, bowling, playing cards and dominoes with friends.

She had many careers throughout her life. She met her late husband Robert while working at GTE Sylvania in Batavia. She enjoyed her job, customers and co-workers at the former Fay's Drug Store.

Her husband, Robert L. Conrad, passed away on January 3, 2004.

She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (James) DiCasolo of Elba and Michelle (Jeffrey) Rath of Churchville; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Lindsay) DiCasolo of Scottsdale, Pennsylvania and Meggan DiCasolo of Batavia; two great-grandchildren, Reece DiCasolo of Scottsdale, Pennsylvnaia and  Finn Davies of Batavia and nieces and nephews also survive.

She is the sister of the late Arlie Slusarczyk.

There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Churchville United Methodist Church, 24 West Buffalo Street, Churchville, New York 14428. To leave a condolence, share a story or light visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

 

Elba - Timothy P. Allen, 53, of Elba, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Allen was born July 11, 1962 in Batavia, a son of Dorothy Panek Allen of Elba and the late Bernard T. Allen, Sr.

A lifetime member of the Elba Fire Department, Tim selflessly donated his time annually to the Onion Fest cooking in the hot dog stand. He loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). He loved tinkering in his garage, camping, gardening with his late daughter Heather and had a great passion for cooking and barbecuing on the grill.

He will be remembered by his family for his fantastic sense of humor and his loving and affectionate manner.

Surviving along with his mother are his beloved wife, Sherri Haight Allen, whom he married September 25, 1982; his daughter, Meghan (George Conley) Allen of Lancaster; his son, David P. (Shannon Pennington) Patterson, III of Raleigh, North Carolina; two brothers, Bernard T. (Rebecca) Allen, Jr. and Terry (Kate) Allen, both of Elba; sisters-in-law, Patrice (late Curt) Haight of Batavia, Shelly (Keith) Weaver of Franklin, Pennsylvania, Sandra (Doug Williams) Denniston of Maine and Jill Anderson of Lovett, Texas; his brother-in-law, Mike (Deanna) Pieniaszek of Albion; his father-in-law, Stanley (late Donna) Pieniaszek of Albion along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tim is reunited in Heaven with his daughter Heather Marie Allen who passed away on February 25, 2008 and his furry canine companions, D.O.G.I.E. and Jasmine.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where members of the Elba Fire Department will gather at 6 p.m. for a fireman’s service. Tim’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia with Fr. Thaddeus Bocianowski, rector of Padre Pio Parish officiating. He will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, New York 14058. 

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

butterfly.jpgElizabeth A. "Betty" Pedersen, age 83, of Perry, died on Wednesday November 11, 2015 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw where sh had been residing. Betty was born in Perry, New York on August 18, 1932 a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth A. (Simens) Schofield. She is preceded in death by her husband: Richard whom died on July 21, 2009 and a brother: Robert Schofield.

Betty was a graduate of Perry Central School, she worked for many years at the M&T Bank in Perry where she was a personal banking advisor, she retired in 1992. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry where she was a former treasurer and a former member of the Perry Home Bureau. She enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling to Myrtle Beach, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter: Sally Elizabeth (James) Hare of Warsaw, 4 sons: Roy Richard (Barbara) Pedersen of Bradford, PA., Ronald Dean (Sandra) Pedersen of Wayne, PA., Russell Vincent (Terry) Pedersen of Homer and Eric Jon Pedersen of Perry, a sister: Shirley “Jean” (Chester) Walek of Perry, a brother: William (Irene) Schofield of Perry, a sister-in-law: Patricia Schofield of Perry, 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday November 13th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main in Perry.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 14th at the first United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. in Perry at 11:00 A.M.
She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 or visit www.parkinson.org,First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 14530 or to Boy’s Town 141 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE 68010 or visit www.boystown.org. For more information please call 585-237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

18.jpgJoan T. Moynihan, 78 of Batavia, passed away Wednesday November 11, 2015 at the Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born November 2, 1937 in Elba, New York to the late Matthias and Helen (Meyer) Tretter. She is preceded in death by her brother Paul Tretter, sisters Mary and Sister Theresa Marie Tretter and Teresa Dehm.

Joan worked as a property & casualty insurance underwriter for General Accident in Buffalo. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family to Cape Cod, Siesta Key, FL and more than one trip across the country. Joan and her daughter recently took a “bucket list” trip to Sainte Anne de Beaupre in Quebec. She enjoyed her weekly game of Dominos with her friends. More than anything Joan loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband Donald J. Moynihan of Batavia; daughter Deborah (Jeffrey) Skeele of Manlius, NY; brother Carl Tretter of Batavia, sister Isabelle Rada of Batavia, brother in law Kenneth Dehm of Batavia; 2 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday November 12, 2015 from 4:00-8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday November 13, 2015 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott St. in Batavia, NY 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Elba- Viola A. Schuler, 96, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mrs. Schuler was born July 20, 1919 in Batavia, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Colby) Kirkpatrick.

She was the wife of the late Elton H. Schuler who died in 1995, mother of the late Elton Schuler and  sister of late Vivian Taber, Lucille Derck and William Kirkpatrick.

At the time of her passing Mrs. Schuler was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elba.  She had the most continuous years of membership having joined the church in 1937.  In 1944 she and her husband were awarded a certificate of appreciation for their volunteer service with the Army Air Force aircraft warning service reserve during WWII.

Survivors include two sons; Kelly (Susan) Schuler and Scott (Susan) Schuler, both of Elba; three daughters, Kay (William) Benton of Batavia, Ann (Gary) Mattice of Avoca and Nancy  (Dennis) Scafetta of Webster;  one sister, Shirley Pashong of Batavia; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and  2 great great grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058.  Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.  Arrangements were completed by the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Pauline May Grice, 78, of Batavia died Saturday, Nov. 7 at her home. A native of Nottingham, England, Pauline was born on May 16, 1937 to the late Joseph and Frances Stevenson.

She was named one of London's top beauties and worked for an electric company when she met her husband, the late David Grice, while he was in England serving in the Air Force.  After they married she moved to the United States and they settled in Batavia, where they had a family business and raised two children. She changed her immigrant status by proudly becoming an American citizen.

Pauline loved to sing, laugh and tend to her garden. She was a proud grandma who enjoyed watching her granddaughters participate in sports, dance and gymnastics events. She also enjoyed musicals, country line dancing and doing ceramics. She was a faithful member of St. James Episcopal Church and, after the family business closed, she was "the health and beauty lady" at Wal-mart before it became a Super Center.

She enjoyed her job and helping people, which was recognized with Employee of the Month distinctions. She had a good sense of humor and was always an English lady. A survivor of breast cancer she more recently battled Alzheimer's disease. She remained at home and her family is ever grateful for the care she received from several home health care aides over the years. She is, at last, at peace and hopefully enjoying a nice cup of tea.

Pauline was predeceased by her husband, her mother and father, her beloved granddogs Corky and Scooter, sisters-in-law Ruth Wagner and Terry Grice and brothers-in-law Squire Wagner, Harold Tootell and Harold "Buddy" Grice.

She will be missed by her children, Stephen (Brenda) Grice and Joanne Beck, both of Batavia; grandchildren Stephanie Grice and Michelle (James) Bagg, both of Virginia; her sisters Yvonne (Thomas) Swyers of Castile and Doreen (Robert) Hedley of Australia; sisters-in-law Doris Tootell of Batavia and Audrey Aradine of Brockport; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There are no calling hours. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main St., Batavia. Friends and family are invited to attend and stay for a light lunch afterward.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main St., Batavia, NY, 14020 or to Alzheimer's Association of Western New York.

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, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

3371912.jpgShirley A. Cummings, 65 of Batavia and formerly of Akron, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (November 4, 2015) at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion, NY.

She was born February 4, 1950, the daughter of the late John and Mable Withey Cummings.

Shirley was predeceased by her companion, Meredith “Butch” Doctor and brothers, Raymond Withey, Howard Cummings, Andrew Cummings, and John Cummings Jr.

Survivors include two sisters, Elvira Cummings of Lockport and Eva Bebier, formerly of Sandhill.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The will be no prior visitation. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Expressions of condolence 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. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

cap2.jpgJuanita M. Capuano, 88, of Batavia passed away with her family by her side on Friday November 6, 2015 at the New York State Veterans Home.  She was born October 2, 1927 in Genesee Falls, NY to the late Claire and Thelma (Dake) Lathrop. She is predeceased by her loving husband of over 60 years Vincent “Cappy” Capuano who passed away in 2005 and her sisters Arlene Constantino and Betty Gant.
 
Juanita was a lifelong member at St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia.  She was quite the restaurateur, owning The Post House and Scotland Yard Restaurant with her husband and also working at Cristina's.  She worked for GTE Sylvania and Batavia Downs in Batavia as well.  She was an avid bingo and card player. Most importantly, she was known for always having a smile on her face especially when surrounded by her loving great-grandchildren, Matt and Leah.
 
She is survived by her daughter Carol (Lindsay) Frens of Elba, Brother Harry Lathrop of Rochester; special grandchildren, Michele (Keith) Price of Corfu, Heather Frens of Batavia, Jeremy (Kristin) Frens of Batavia, Pamela (Shannon) Fry of Batavia; great-grandchildren, Matt and Leah Price, Teegan Frens, Brody Fry; step great-grandchildren, Scott, Haleigh, Sam and Hannah Fry; a special nephew Frank (Ann) Capuano along with several other nieces and nephews.
 
There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday November 12, 2015 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Ascension) 15 Sumner St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, PO Box 334 Elba, NY 14058.  For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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