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barone1.jpg Russell Salvatore Barone, 90, passed away peacefully in Mount Morris, NY on July 15th, 2016 in his daughter’s home surrounded by the love of his family. 

Born July 10th, 1926, Russ was the first of three sons raised by Frank and Rose (Cappadonia) Barone of Stanley Street in Mount Morris.  Upon graduating from Mount Morris High School in 1944, Russ enlisted in the Army and served throughout Europe during WWII.  He received an honorable discharge from the Armed Services on August 19th, 1946. A handsome young man, many girls chased Russ but it was Margaret Miceli who captured his heart.  They were married for 25 years and raised two daughters, Michelle and Rosemary.  Margie passed away in 1974 after battling breast cancer, in the same home where Russ passed years later.  He is also predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Louis Barone, who like Russ served in the military and enjoyed careers as school principals.

Russell used the G.I. Bill to become the first member of his family to attend college, graduating from Geneseo Teachers College in 1952.  He went on to become the beloved principal of Perry Elementary School from 1970-1985.  During his tenure Mr. Barone enriched the lives of countless students and teachers, and will forever be remembered as a pillar of his community. Russell was married to Julie (Richards) in October 1976.  They were married for 39 years and enjoyed many good times together by traveling, spending time with their families, wintering in Florida, and performing educational puppet shows under the name ‘Arjay Productions’. 

Russ loved sports, playing baseball, basketball, and soccer in his youth.  Later he became an avid walker and golfer.  A member of Silver Lake Golf Course, Russ enjoyed many rounds of golf with friends and family, highlighted by making two ‘holes-in-one’ during a week in 1985.Russell Barone wrote in his journal, “The heart is healthiest when it beats for others”, which he embodied through his devotion to his family.  He wrote letters to us often and signed them “Love, Your Poppy”, as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren.  To everyone lucky enough to share their life with him, Poppy always gave his full attention and made you feel special.  He found the best in others and made people feel like the best version of themselves.  He will forever be remembered as a shining example of what a man should be.  We Love You Poppy, and will live each day to make you proud. 

Russ is survived by his daughters Michelle and Rosemary; his wife Julie; his stepchildren Ron, Larry, and Carol; his 10 grandchildren; Corey, Chelsey, Dylan, Cara, Jessica, Ben, Natalie, Melissa, Michael, and Juliana; and his 8 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry, NY on Thursday, July 21st from 3:00-9:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 71 Leicester Street in Perry, NY on Friday July 22nd at 11:00AM.  Russell Barone will be laid to rest in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Mount Morris, NY. 

The family encourages making donations in Russell’s name to Livingston County Hospice at 2 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris, NY 14510 https://donations.hospicecarenetwork.org/tribute/    more information please call (585) 237-2626.  To leave a message of condolence visit\ www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530.

Byron - Jonah Robinson Moshier, 21 months, of Byron, went to be with Jesus with his loving family by his side on Sunday (July 17, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Jonah was born October 12, 2014 in Rochester, a son of April Elizabeth (Moshier) Prinzi of Byron.

Jonah was a joy ever since he was born, always smiling and laughing, even when he was in clinic.  Throughout his fight, he never complained.

He loved his mother and the time they spent snuggling together and taking long walks in his baby wrap with her.  Jonah loved when his big brother would tickle his toes and play little piggy with him and when his big sister would read him his bed time story.

He was always splashing in the wave pool and kept his favorite stuffed monkey close to his side.  Jonah loved riding and being pushed around in his little car.  Jonah enjoyed listening to the Banana Boat Song and Claude Debussy.

Jonah, there is no more tubes or pain, you can see now.

Surviving along with his mother are his brother, Carter Prinzi of Byron; his sister, Natalie Prinzi of Byron; grandparents, Ron and Gwen Moshier of Beaver Dams; uncle, Brad Prinzi of Bergen; uncle and aunt, Steve and Jessica Moshier of Horseheads; two cousins, Christopher Moshier and Parker Moshier, both of Horseheads and his loving and extended church, hockey and work families.

Jonah is predeceased by his great-grandmother, Viola Moshier and a special cousin, Dustin Drake.  

Calling hours are Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia.  Services will be at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday also at the church.  

Memorials may be made to the family to establish college funds for Carter and Natalie.

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

Jonah’s arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Berta M. Poole

Batavia - Berta M. Poole, 73, of Batavia, and Paden City, WV, a former employee in the bakery at Jubilee Foods in Batavia, died Friday, July 15, 2016 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, in Wheeling, WV.

Mrs. Poole was born April 23, 1943 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Raymond and Arlene (Dunham) Little.

She was a member of the Oakfield United Methodist Church, Corfu Garden Club and was an avid quilter, gardener and baker.  She served as a secretary and past president and was active for over 50 years with the Town of Batavia Fire Department Auxiliary and was as active firefighter with the fire department for 30 years. 

She is survived by her husband, Gregory A.  Poole, whom she married on May 18, 1963; 3 children,  Tammy (Robert) D'Agostino of Oakfield, Raymond (Suzanne) Cassata Poole of Canandaigua and Charlene Poole of Batavia; 6 grandchildren, Ronald, Christopher, Dominic, Kyle, Tyler and Justin and 2 great-granddaughters, Nuria and Fatima; a sister, Sally (George) Bell of Batavia and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother of the late Wendy L. Poole.  

Private Services will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 20 North Pointe, Suite #130, Amherst, NY 14228.  Private burial will be at Cary Cemetery in Oakfield.  Arrangements were completed by Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave. in Oakfield, NY.   Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

schoff2.jpgMARTIN H. SCHOFF

Age 83, of Pavilion, died peacefully Friday July 8, 2016 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. He was born February 14, 1933 in Buffalo, NY a son of the late Edward and Isabella (Hammerschmidt) Schoff.

Mr. Schoff was a longtime employee of LeRoy Machine, in his younger years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid fan of Sherlock Holmes novels.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years, Cecelia (Howard) Schoff of Pavilion; children, Jennifer Schoff of Pavilion, Bridget Schoff of Avon, Isabella Poss of Chili, Marty (Diane) Schoff of E. Pembroke and Christopher (Cecilia) Schoff of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Kelly, Nichole, Lynda, Garret, Kyle, Rhebeka, Matthew, Chris, Emily, Katie, Eric & Zachary along with 10 great-grandchildren.

There is no prior visitation and the Schoff family invites all to attend Martin's Mass of Christian Burial 2:00PM Saturday July 23 at Immaculate Mary Parish 5865 Ellicott Street Road East Bethany. Memorials in his memory are suggested to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department.

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



flag.jpgHerman J. Miller, 84 of North Java, passed peacefully on July 14, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. He was born February 21, 1932 in Sheldon to the late Catherine (Collier) Miller. Mr. Miller is preceded in death by two sons David and Gregory Miller; granddaughter Randall Miller; along with nine siblings.   

Mr. Miller was a combat Veteran that served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a longtime member of the VWF, Legion, Moose Club, and Holy Family Parish. Mr. Miller was an avid fisherman, gardener, woodworker, and model airplane builder. He loved walking, traveling to Florida and being with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Esther J. (Glaus) Miller of North Java; children Doug (Nancy) Miller of Cowlesville; Donna (Bob) Duncan of OR; Marianne (Lee) Clark of Attica; Sandra (Dan) Zandrowicz of North Java; sister Grace (Pete) Damico of Syracuse; 8 grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday July 21, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday July 22, 2016 at Holy Family Parish 4316 Rt. 98 North Java, NY 14113. He will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery, North Java.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Java Rescue Squad 4274 Rt. 98 North Java, NY 14113. 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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

ziccardi.jpgPeter Ziccardi, 94, of Batavia passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born on May 2, 1922 in Batavia to the late Daniel and Frances (Baudanza) Ziccardi. He is predeceased by his loving wife Grace (Turazzo) Ziccardi who passed away in 2006; brothers Samuel and Adam Ziccardi; brothers in law John DioGuardi and Nicholas DiFalco.

Mr. Ziccardi was a United States Army Veteran, serving during WWII with the Mechanized Calvary Unit in the South Pacific for over 3 years where he earned numerus Medals. After the war, he returned home and had a 30 plus year career with the New York State Department of Corrections prior to his retirement. He was a member at the VFW #1602, St. Mary’s RC Church and was a Life Member at St. Nicholas Club and a former member of the Moose Club in Batavia. Peter was avid outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing, golfing and making wine.

He is survived by a daughter Francine (Vincent) Chilano of Batavia; a son Peter (Beth) Ziccardi of Batavia; sisters Angeline DioGuardi of OH, Mary Ann DiFalco of Batavia; grandchildren Ashley (Fiancé Joshua Platt) Ziccardi of Batavia, Michael (Fiancé Tiffany Monde) Ziccardi of Rochester, Christopher Chilano of Batavia, Nicholas (Anna) Chilano of CA; 1 great grandson Luca Chilano, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday July 17, 2016 from 3:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 18 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

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

Batavia - Harry T. “Hatter” Morith, 96, of Batavia, a Rural Letter Carrier at US Postal Service in Batavia, prior to his retirement, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Harris Hill Nursing Facility, in Williamsville.

Mr. Morith was born March 4, 1920 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph and Winifred (Taylor) Morith.

He served with the US Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945, attended the First Baptist Church of Batavia and loved to dance.  He was with the US Postal Service for 31 years and previously with the Daily News for 20 years as an advertising salesman.

His wife, Betty Jane (Kelley) Morith, died November 30, 2011.

Survivors include 4 step-daughters, Judy (Samuel) Meyer and Marilyn (Jack) Mosier, both of Akron and Linda Fotheringham and Roberta Tabone, both of Las Vegas; a brother, Robert (Fay) Morith of Batavia; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late George E. Morith, Franklin J. Morigh, Charles P. Morith, William J. Morith, Gordon L. Morth, Gilbert Morith, Violet Armstrong and Gertrude Precore.  

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co, Inc., 403 E. Main St., Batavia, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. 

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

Batavia - Wayne M. Markek, 64, passed away peacefully Monday evening (July 11, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Wayne was born March 20, 1952, in Batavia, a son of the late Steven and Ethel Markek. 
He enjoyed playing his guitar, going to Bingo, setting up trains with his son Tim, and enjoyed classic cars.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl (Swiatowy) Markek for 43 years; 3 children, Robert (Patricia) Markek of East Bethany, Erika (Jason) Ball of Ft. Mitchell, Ala., and Timothy Markek of Batavia; 3 grandchildren, Kali, Zander, and Ryder Markek; 4 sisters, Barbara (Late Alfred) Wagner, Shirley (Keith) Kraatz, Nancy (Leroy) Ball, and Susan Drybala; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Thursday, July 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B.  Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E. Main St., Corfu. A funeral service will be held Friday at the Mortuary at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the family.

Byron – Mrs. Libby L. Geitner, 69, of Byron, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on July 13, 2016 under the care of HomeCare & Hospice.

Mrs. Geitner was born January 18, 1947 in Lackawanna, a daughter of the late Walter and Rita Benjamin Brooks.

A member of St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia, Libby was the manager at Batavia Country Club for many years.  She loved cooking, especially making hor d'oeuvres and tending to her many gardens at home. She travelled the United States extensively and the Caribbean along with her husband Richard. Libby’s favorite time of year was Christmas, decorating her home for the season. She had a deep love for family especially spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family as a caring, beautiful, fun lady with a great zest for life.

She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Geitner, whom she married February 4, 1967; her children, Scott (Hollie) Geitner of Brockport and Laurie (John) Dehm of Bergen; three grandchildren, Kayla Hofer of Bergen, Nicole and Zackary Geitner, both of Brockport; two brothers, Barry (Gail) Brooks of Florida and Grant (Sharon) Brooks of Lockport; her sister, Bonnie (Steve) Redden of Florida and several nieces, nephews and beloved friends.  

She is preceded in death by a brother, Walter "Skip" Brooks

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Libby’s funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia.  Private interment will be held in North Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Libby’s name to the family or to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Libby’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

lakin.jpg Kenneth J. Lakin Jr., age 83 of Perry passed away on Sunday July 10, 2016 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. Kenneth was born in Warsaw, New York on January 19, 1933 a son of the late Kenneth J. and Helen (Yencer) Lakin Sr. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn “Kay” (Wilcox) Lakin whom he married on August 12, 1950 she passed away on August 25, 2004; a son Randy Lakin who passed away on July 11, 2004; a daughter Kathy Wright who passed away on November 14, 2013; granddaughter Gina Ashcraft who died on April 15, 2001 and a brother Jack Lakin.

Kenneth retired from the Retsof Salt Mine in 1996 after 30 years of employment as a master mechanic. He was a former and founding member of the Perry Emergency Ambulance, an officer for the International Brothers of Mine Workers Association and was involved in the search and rescue at Retsof Salt Mine. He enjoyed camping, fishing, going to beaches, swimming, golfing and roller skating when he was younger. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by 2 daughters; Sandra (Bruce) Kelly, Linda (Peter) LeBlond both of Perry; a son Kevin (Pamela) Lakin of Winchester, VA.; a sister June (Bob) Stuerbezecher of Cortland, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2:00-3:00PM on Saturday July 16, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. A 3:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the ARC of Livingston – Wyoming 18 Main Street Mount Morris, NY 14510 or visit www.lwarc.org.  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.


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