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Pembroke -- Eileen M. Masters, 96, a lifelong resident of Pembroke, passed away Thursday (October 27, 2016) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.
 
Eileen was born August 24, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of the late Harvey and Ethel Rutty Nachtrieb. She was the wife of the late George W. Masters, mother of the late James W. Masters and sister of the late June Maurer.
 
Eileen attended the Pembroke School House and graduated from Akron Central School in 1938.
 
She is survived by her son, David (Nancy) Masters; her daughter, Coleen (Myran) Dean; a daughter-in-law, Diane Masters; grandchildren, Jeff, Scott, Todd, Tracy and Kristen; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Donald Nachtrieb and Harvey Lee Nachtrieb and a brother-in-law, Ric Maurer. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
 
There are no calling hours. Private services at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Pembroke Fire Department. 
 
Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc. 4 E. Main St., Corfu, NY.

Robert H. “Fuzzy” Mattia Jr., 77 of Wethersfield, passed away on Wednesday October 26, 2016 at Wyoming County Community Skilled Nursing Facility. Fuzzy was born October 5, 1939 in Nunda, the son of the late Robert Sr. and MaryHelen (Moore) Mattia.

Fuzzy was a retired sanitary welder for Twinco, where he was instrumental in developing, operating and maintaining production lines in various food plants throughout the United States. He had a passion for hunting and reloading and was usually found outside mowing, gardening or someplace in the woods. Fuzzy was often sought upon for his craftsmanship of gun smithing, farm equipment repairs and welding talents. In his early years he built stock cars for several Holland Speedway race teams and was a member of the North Java Fire Department.  He was also a member of the Java Village First Congregational Church.

He is survived by his wife Elaine Ruth (Bridges) Mattia whom he married November 16, 1957; his daughters Cyndy Mattia of Virginia, Debby (Daniel) Lamkin of Bennington, and Hiedi (Timothy) Librock of Darien; eight grandchildren Chelsea Bakos, Kevin Mullen, Lauryn Lamkin, Tayla Mattia, Seth Librock, Ethan Librock, Cyara Mattia, Wyatt Librock; and numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is the father of the late Mark Mattia who passed away on August 20, 1987 and John Mattia who passed away on May 1, 2004; also the brother of the late Patricia Mattia Brocius.

Friends may call on Sunday October 30, 2016 from 2 to 5PM at the Marley Funeral Home LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica New York 14011. Funeral Services will be held on Monday October 31st  at 10AM at the Java Village First Congregational Church, Holland Road, Java Village, New York 14083. He will be laid to rest at Quakertown Cemetery in Wethersfield, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Java Fire Department, 4274 Route 98, North Java, NY 14113 or to the American Diabetes Association https://donations.diabetes.org. 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.

LeRoy - Peter I. Rossi, 89, of LeRoy, passed away on Wednesday (October 26, 2016) at the New York State Veteran's Home in Batavia.

Peter was born December 21, 1926 in Batavia, the son of the late Frank A. and Caroline (Sala) Rossi.

A veteran, Peter served with the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War.  He is a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Northwoods Sportsmen Club and the VFW.  Peter enjoyed being a part of the McDonald's coffee club that would regularly get together.  He was a section foreman at Lehigh Valley Railroad in Batavia.  

Survivors include two sons, Frank A. (Barbara) Rossi of Kansas City, MO and Peter M. (Beverly) Rossi of Arizona; a grandson, Frank Rossi of Webster; a granddaughter, Alexandria Rossi of Arizona; a great-granddaughter, Ashlee Rossi of Gates and several nieces and nephews.

Peter is the husband of the late Clara S. Rossi and brother of the late Julia Spink and Laura Ballard.

Calling hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.  Peter’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Site, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  He will be laid to rest with full Military Honors in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy.  Memorials may be made to New York State Veteran's Home, Attention: Activities Fund, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020. 

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Peter’s memory at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

Bergen - John F. “Jack” Robinson, 74, of Bergen, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Unity Hospital.

Mr. Robinson was born August 21, 1942 in Bergen, a son of the late Carl and Helen Sherman Robinson.

A longtime employee of the Village of Bergen's Department of Public Works, Jack was instrumental in developing, operating and maintaining Robinson's Driving Range and Golf Course. He loved mowing lawns, golfing, hunting and watching wrestling. He enjoyed trips to Batavia Downs, going to the Rose Garden to play Quick Draw with his son and the daily “outings” he took with his wife, Shirley.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Davis Robinson, whom he married March 29, 1962; his children,  John Robinson of Bergen,  David (Kelli) Robinson of Churchville, Paul Robinson of Bergen, Todd (Karen Crusoe) Robinson of Livonia and Teresa (Jay) Whalin of Bergen; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan, Sam, Heidi, Justin, Nick, Josh and Brett; four brothers: Robert (Barb) Robinson of Churchville,  Ralph (Barb) Robinson of Bergen,  Melvin (Cyndy) Robinson of Florida and James (Lori) Robinson of Batavia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is the father of the late Richard L. Robinson who passed away on April 29, 2004, grandfather of the late Christopher L. Miller who died on August 22, 2003 and brother of the late Carl Robinson.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Avenue, Bergen. Graveside services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m.at Mount Rest Cemetery, Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bergen Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, New York 14416. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Jack’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

price.jpg Gladys E. Price, age 76, of Perry passed away on Saturday October 22, 2016 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Gladys was born in Portage, New York on June 21, 1940 a daughter of the late George and Bearneadean (Lee) Niles.  Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband David Price who passed away on March 29, 2004, a sister Eleanor Organski and brother Ervin Niles.

Gladys was a graduate of Perry Central School class of 1959. She and her late husband were former owners of the Sea Serpent Inn in Perry. She was employed by the former Star Market and Champion Products in Perry and retired from JN White Designs in Perry.
She was a member of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Perry. She enjoyed knitting and doing needle point.

She is survived by 2 brothers: Melvin (Marcia) Niles of Perry, Marvin (Ann) Niles of Warsaw, 3 sisters: Bernice (Raymond) Burdick of Canaseraga, Amy (Duke) Bowman of Wyoming and Pearl (Joseph) Eliasz of NJ, 3 sisters-in-law: Vicki (John) Naylor of Perry, Verna Lee Traber, Marie Niles of Silver Springs, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 6:00-9:00PM on Friday October 28, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday October 29th at 10:00AM at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or visit www.cancer.org, Kidney Foundation of Rochester 1344 University Avenue Suite 270 Rochester, NY 14607 or visit www.kidney.org, or to the American Heart Association PO Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or visit www.heart.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.

Byron - Trevor J. Mathisen, 13, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Trevor was born November 15, 2002 in Batavia, the son of John M. and Amy Mills Mathisen of Byron.

Trevor loved to play hockey and was a member of the Buffalo Stars. He enjoyed 4 wheeling, riding dirt bikes and spent countless hours at Godfrey's Pond fishing. Trevor was involved with 4-H and recently began showing cattle. He loved being outdoors and loved all animals.  Trevor had a personality that was larger than life, a smile that could brighten any room and a laugh that was contagious.

Surviving along with is parents are his sister, Autumn Mathisen of Byron; grandparents, Elmer F. Mills, Jr. of Byron and Diane (Brad Thomas) Mathisen of Cheektowaga; his great-grandmother, Estelle Rodman of Conesus; his aunt, Tammy (Rick) Saglimbeni and their daughter Anna Saglimbeni of Tarpon Springs, Florida; his uncle, Richard Mills of Byron and his son, Kodey Mills of LeRoy.

Trevor’s celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 30th at 5939 Griswold Road, Byron.  All are encouraged to wear Trevor’s favorite color, lime green and arrival by 4 wheeler, dirt bike or tractor is strongly encouraged. There will be many activities throughout the day to honor Trevor’s memory including a bonfire.

Memorials in Trevor’s name may be made to Golisano's Children Hospital's PICU, in care of Office of Gift & Donor Records, P.O. Box 270032, Rochester, New York 14627. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Trevor's memory, please visit www.bataviafunerahomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

KENNETH A. FRIESEMA

Age 67, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday September 30, 2016 at Unity Healthcare in Rochester. He was born May 25, 1949 in West Seneca, NY, a son of Jon and Jean (Schmidt) Friesema of West Seneca. 

Ken was a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Music with a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance. Ken enjoyed working for M&T Bank at branches throughout the area, but his passion was singing. He was known for his corny jokes, but the world would stop to listen whenever he would sing. Ken was a member of the Mason's West Seneca Lodge #1111 and participated in all of their musical programs as long as his health allowed. 

Surviving is his beloved wife of 33 years, Laura (Fulcomer) Friesema of Batavia as well as his children, Christopher (Sara Tracy) Friesema, William Friesema and Julia Friesema all of Batavia; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Julian & Aurora Friesema, Kaylub Dunn and Peyton Mickey all of Batavia; sister, Joanne (James) Daly of Cheektowaga; niece, Tara; nephew, Michael along with aunts, uncles and cousins.  

The Friesema family will be present from 2-3PM on Saturday October 29 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life will begin at 3:00PM. Memorials in his memory are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice. 

The family wishes to thank everyone who came along with them in Ken's Life journey. 

Please share your words of comfort with Ken's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

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

 

   

silvernail2.jpg  Charles J. Silvernail, 59 of Alexander, passed away Sunday October 23, 2016 at Highland Hospital in Rochester surrounded by his family. He was born February 1, 1957 in Batavia, to the late Norman & Vera (Snyder) Silvernail. He is preceded in death by a sister Tammy Silvernail.  

Charles was an avid hunter, fisherman and longtime member of A-On-Do-Wa-Nuh Sportsman Club in Leicester. His grandchildren were everything to him.

He is survived by his loving wife Robin L. (Dioguardi); daughter Cheryl (Dan) Hollands of East Bethany; sisters Jane (John) Peters of Ormond Beach, FL; Betty Jones of Daytona Beach, FL; Terry (Ray) Saluste of Batavia; grandchildren Connor Daniel and Emma Rae Hollands, along with several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday October 26, 2016 from 4-8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday October 27, 2016 at New Life Fellowship 909 Creek Road Attica, New York 14011. He will be laid to rest in West Middlebury Cemetery.  

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to James P. Wilmot Cancer Center PO Box 278996 Rochester, NY 14627. 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 St. Batavia, New York 14020.

LeRoy / Wyoming ~ Andre Carmel, age 79, of Transit Road, passed away Saturday morning (October 22, 2016) at Rochester General Hospital in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born April 27, 1937 in St. Bruno, Quebec, a son of the late Armand and Delia Many Carmel.

     Andre was a loving man, who was dedicated to his family, not only locally, but also to his family in Canada.  He was known for his friendly demeanor and his devoted religious faith.  Those that had the pleasure to be called his friend, knew what a hard worker he was.  It seemed as though work was a hobby to him.  He enjoyed being a mason and a business owner.  He also loved to travel and meet new people.

     He was predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen Collins Carmel in 1997, along with 7 siblings.

     He will be sadly missed by his wife of 16 years, Esther Goodie Carmel; his children, Andre (Eileen) Carmel of LeRoy, Kathleen (Andrew) Hulme of Pavilion, Douglas Bauer of Elba, Laura Cunningham of Attica, Carol Robinson of Batavia and Jeffrey (Kim) Bauer of Batavia; 14 grandchildren; brother, Laurent (Suzanne) Carmel of Quebec, sister, Lucienne Carmel of Quebec, along with several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Visitation, services and interment for Andre will be held in his hometown of St. Bruno, Quebec later in the week.  A local memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Lipson Cancer Institute, c/o United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Carmel’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.  

     Mr. Carmel and his family are being cared for locally by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

hoover2.jpgWILLIAM E. "BILL" HOOVER

Age 95, of Elba, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon October 19, 2016 at his home while under the care Hospice and his loving family. He was born July 24, 1921 in Batavia, NY a son of the late John and Agnes (Burr) Hoover, also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Georgia (Dewey) Hoover in 2013 and siblings, June Leonard, Jean Swanson and Harvey Hoover. 

Mr. Hoover has been a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia and a 40 year career with NY Telephone known as Verizon today, after retirement he spent 20 years working at Terry Hills Golf Course. He was a former President of the Genesee County Agricultural Society, a 4H Leader, member of the Elba Volunteer Fire Department and the Telephone Pioneers. Bill was always proud to share stories of his semi-pro baseball career that saw him play with the original Batavia Clippers in the PONY League now the Muckdogs, one of his finest moments was catching for Hall of Famer, Bob Feller. Bill was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather who loved to travel and winter in New Smyrna Beach with his wife.    

Surviving are his children, Susan Hoover of Rochester, Alice (Paul) Reak and Charles "Chuck" Hoover all of Elba; brother, Robert (Leah) Hoover of Attica; sisters, Pat (Dan) Keene of Attica and Joyce Meisner of Batavia; grandchildren, Jennifer (Scott) Rowe, Jessica Carlson, Aimee (Jeff) Rose and Casey Hoover; great-grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Ella, Noah, Jason, Celia along with several nieces and nephews. 

The Hoover family will be present from 4-8PM on Thursday October 27 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC, funeral services will be held 11:00AM Friday October 28 at the First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main Street Batavia. He will be laid to rest burial in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to the church or Homecare & Hospice, Inc. 29 Liberty Street Batavia. 

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

THE FAMILY OF BILL HOOVER 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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