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Batavia – Mrs. Ethel Goodenbury, age 99, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Genesee County Nursing Home, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Goodenbury was born June 20, 1916 in South Byron, a daughter of the late Clair and Laura Dusen Birge.

A member of the First United Methodist Church in Batavia, Mrs. Goodenbury was a member and past-president of the YWCA's Rainbow Club and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends on Saturdays at noontime at 400 Towers.

Her husband, Henry Goodenbury, passed away in 1983.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Rittersback of Batavia; four granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; her half-sister, Delores Dinapoli of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Richard Goodenbury who died in 1994 and sister of the late Kenneth Birge and Doris Brancato.

Friends may call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where services will follow at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, New York 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

kujawski_john_-_photo.jpgJohn S., Kujawski, 75 of East Bethany, passed away on Friday (December 25, 2015) at his residence after a brief illness. 

He was born May 7, 1940 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late John and Florence Tradowski Kujawski. 

John was a graduate of Batavia High School class of 1959 and then worked at Kisiel Die Casting until 1960, when he was inducted into the U.S. Air Force. He was a jet fighter mechanic with the 307 Tactical Fighter Squad 31st. After traveling all over the U.S., Europe and the Far East, he returned home and worked for R.E. Chapin in Batavia as a tool and die maker until his retirement in 2003. 

John enjoyed traveling with his family in his motorhome, fishing and exploring the outdoors. He enjoyed skeet shooting and became a registered referee in 1976, officiating several shooting competitions. He became an assistant chief referee with the National Skeet Shooting Association in 2005 and helped run several shoots throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was inducted into the New York Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2000 and the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2013. He remained extremely active in skeet shooting competitions throughout the country until his death. He was a member of the Five Point Rod & Gun Club in Wyoming, the Conesus Lake Sportsmans Club in Lakeville, Addision Rod & Gun Club, American Legion Post 303 of Bonita Springs FL and the Polish Falcons Post 498 of Batavia. 

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sheila Henries Kujawski, who died July 18, 2009. 

Survivors include his dear loving children, John (Jamie Lee) Kujawski of Bonita Springs, FL, Andrew Kujawski of Castile, Sarah (Jason) Flint of Caledonia and Matthew (Paula Bianchi) Kujawski of Attica. Grandchildren, Jonathan, Zachary and Hannah Kujawski and Samantha Marchisin. Sisters, Florence (Michael) Stanley and Barbara Goraczewski, both of Florida. Brothers, Joseph (Joann) Kujawski and Frank (Mary) Kujawski, both of Florida. Nieces and nephews also survive. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences, and fond memories on Sunday (January 3rd) from 3-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00am on Monday (January 4th) at Mary Immaculate Parish, 5865 Ellicott Rd., East Bethany, NY. 

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Bethany Vol. Fire Dept. or the Five Point Rod & Gun Club. 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.

 

 

joe_1.jpg Joseph Paul Nicosia, 55, of Corfu, passed away suddenly on December 23, 2015 at Millard Fillmore Suburban. Born in Cheektowaga, NY, on February 25, 1960 to Kathryn (Spring) Nicosia and the late Emmanuel Nicosia.

Joe was a 1978 graduate of Akron High School. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Northeast Diversification (Paving) in Lancaster for many years. An avid outdoorsman, Joe loved hunting, riding his Harley, and snowmobiling.  He was a member of the Genesee Sno-Packers.

Joe was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, godfather, and friend.  He took great pride in his family and loved making people laugh.

Besides his mother Kathryn, Joe is survived by his wife, Patti (Waite) Nicosia; his sons, Joseph (Kim) Nicosia of Batavia; Eric Leffel of Indian Falls; his daughter, Michelle (fiancé Mike Hope) Nicosia of Tampa, FL; his brother, David Nicosia of Akron; sister Mary Jo and the late Robert Janiszeski of Akron; sister Debra and the late Chuck Rebmann of Akron; mother-in-law Jean Waite, and the late Bill Waite; brothers-in-law, Larry Waite of FL, and Scott (Robin) Waite of Corfu; sisters -in-law Gail (Stephen) Mulleavy of VA, and Peggy (Patrick) Weissend of Corfu. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Friends and relatives may call from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at the Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC.;10 Eckerson Avenue, Akron, NY 14001 where a Funeral Service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

Charitable contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to: Genesee Sno-Packers, P.O. Box 62, Oakfield, NY 14125.

Batavia - ­ Harry E. Dilcher, Sr., 87, of Muncy, PA, formerly of Batavia, passed away Friday, (December 25, 2015) ​at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Facility in Muncy, PA.

Mr. Dilcher was born October 8, 1928 in Bergen, the son of the late Fred and Mildred (Nye) Dilcher, Jr.

He served his country honorably with the Army during the Korean War. Many Elba residents will recall his barbershop that he ran from 1960 ­ 1970. Prior to retiring in 1991 from the housekeeping department at the VA Medical Center in Batavia, Mr. Dilcher worked in various businesses and industries.

Surviving are his children, Dr. Harry (Karen) Dilcher, Jr. of Muncy, PA; and Paul (Karin) Dilcher of Wyoming, MI. Seven grandchildren and twelve great­grandchildren also survive.

Harry is preceded in death by his sister, Betty Plue.

There will be no visitation and services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

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

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Carol S. Marsh, 76, of Corfu passed away Thursday December 24, 2015
peacefully at her home.  She was born January 11, 1939 in Brighton, New York
to the late Reginald (Virginia Bryan) Smith.  She is preceded in death by
her twin sister Jean Raffa.

Carol loved the farm, horses, being outdoors and most of all being with her
family and friends. Carol was an avid horsewoman.  She began her career
training horses and playing polo.  She was the Committee Chairman of the
1974 Rochester/Canandaigua Horse Show.  She enjoyed driving carriages and
owning standard bred race horses.    She was part of the Genesee County 4-H
Horse Committee where she was committed to helping kids learn horsemanship.

She is survived by her husband Roy N. Marsh Jr. of Corfu; daughters Laura
(Bruce) Bender of Brighton; Anne (Chip) Reitz of Hemlock; Pauline Marsh of
Fairport; Denelle Marsh-Rittersback of NH; Julie Marsh-Racinowski (Matt) of
Rochester; Scott Marsh of PA; Lisa Marsh of Rochester; brothers Wallace
(Mary) Smith of Boise, ID; Phillip (Beth) Smith of Edgewater, FL; 11
grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from
4:00 - 7:00 pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333
West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.  Funeral Services will be held at the
convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16
Bank St. Batavia, New York 14020 or Alzheimer's Association of Western New
York https://act.alz.org/site/Donation .  For more information please call
585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit
www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral
Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York
14020.




 

ALICE G. MAZUR

Age 94, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born September 2, 1921 in Depew, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Gonglewski) Gales, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, John F. Mazur, Jr.; sisters, Frances Szelewski, Stella Gales; brothers, Norbert, Stan and Frank Gales; brothers-in-law, Walter and Joseph Mazur; father and mother-in-law, John F. (Katherine) Mazur, Sr.

 

Mrs. Mazur along with her late husband owned and operated Johnny's Bar in Batavia since 1955 and today run by their daughter, Linda. Alice was a longtime member of Ascension Parish, an avid Bills fan, enjoyed Bingo and playing gin rummy. She will be remembered as a wonderful, caring mother and grandmother who always put her family first.

 

She is survived by her loving children; Greg (Jude) Mazur of FL, Linda Mazur of Batavia and James (Annette) Mazur of Batavia; grandchildren, Christine (Tim) Trottier of MD and J.J. Mazur of Batavia; great-grandchildren, Emma, Dylan & Blake; brother, Caesar Gales of Lancaster; sisters-in-law, Helen Boorom of Batavia, Rose (George) Sheelar of Malone, Maryann (Robert) Bowen of Batavia; brother-in-law, Richard (Barbara) Mazur of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.

 

The Mazur family will be present from 3-7pm on Monday December 28, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30am Tuesday December 29 followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart). Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice, Mrs. Mazur will be laid to rest alongside her husband in St. Joseph's cemetery.

 

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

 

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

jacuzzo.jpgPhyllis “Mary” Jacuzzo, 84 of Perry passed away peacefully at her home on December 25, 2015. She was born in Leicester, England on November 14, 1931 to the late Cecil (Beatrice Ball) Towers. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph Jacuzzo, brothers Ronald and Reginald Towers, sister Doris Nagle.

Mary was a longtime member of St. Isidore’s Parish in Perry. She was a woman that lived her faith as it permeated through her. She always felt so blessed to have her four beautiful children. Mary was a kind, generous and loving woman that would do anything for her family.

She is survived by her children Joseph (Amy) Jacuzzo of Seneca Falls; Sally (Peter) Sullivan of Satellite Beach, FL; Joanne (James) Knapp of Warsaw; Lisa (John) Wheeler of Perry; sister Patricia Granger of SC; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 29, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. An 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday December 30, 2015 at St. Isidore’s Parish 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Street Light Program (part of Shands Hospital/University of Florida to help terminally ill children) www.streetlight.ufhealth.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.

roberts1.jpgJames R. Roberts, 70, of Bolivar, passed away on December 24, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  He was born on August 6, 1945 in Wellsville, NY to Alice (Bates) Roberts and the Late Paul Roberts. 

James was an E-8 Master Sergeant in the United States Army, active for 28 years, also playing in the Army band.  He was a hydro-axe operator for Lewis Tree Service in Henrietta. James was a man of many hobbies, James loved to travel, ski, roller-skate, and enjoyed flying as he had his pilot’s license.  He loved to travel to Nashville, spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and loved throwing parties.  

James is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Tamara) Roberts of Hamlin; his mother Alice (Bates) Roberts of Batavia; Ada Nogueira, his companion for nearly 28 years of Batavia; a  brother Floyd (Christine) Roberts of Warsaw and a sister Pauline (Charles) Griswold of Oakfield; 2 grandchildren,  Jayden and Kade Roberts along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 29, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 noon Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday the 30th at the Funeral Home.  He will be laid to rest in Bath National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.org/. 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.

 

flowers.jpgSandra Gayle (Smith) Grant, 62, of Attica left this earth behind early Christmas morning.  She was born on December 17, 1953 in Lafayette, GA.  She joins her daughter Penny Michelle Morris in Heaven. 

She is survived by her husband of 38 years Pastor Robert J. Grant; 4 sons, Alton Carter of Richmond Hill, GA, Robert A. Morris of Huntsville, AL, Andrew and Joshua Morris of Attica, a daughter, Lea Renee (Grant) SIgg of Longmont, CO; a sister Carol Gonzales of Lafayette, GA; 3 brothers Michael Smith of Lafayette, Donny and Jeff Smith of Longmont; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday December 30, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00PM and Thursday the 31st from 11:00-11:45AM at New Life Fellowship Church 909 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011.  A 12:00 noon Funeral Service will be held on Thursday following the callings hours at the church.  Interment will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

Oakfield – David “DJ” Beehler, Jr., 37, of Oakfield, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

DJ was born August 2, 1978 in Brockport, the son of Bonnie Fee Beehler of LeRoy and the late David Beehler, Sr.

A past member and captain of the Pavilion Fire Department, DJ was a current member of the Elba Fire Department and was EMT certified. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a member of ABATE of New York Motorcycle Club.

A longtime and well-known DJ in the area, he loved his music, mud-racing and participating in demolition derby’s. He was a member of the Moose Club #1132 in LeRoy.

Above all, DJ loved his family, making those around him laugh and smile. His family will remember him for his selfless giving nature and his playful, mischievous side.

Surviving along with his mother are his children, Aprile and Kodi Beehler, Michael Pfendler and Abigail Russell, all at home; his fiancée, Jennifer Cardinali of Oakfield who he was to marry on October 8, 2016; three sisters, Colleen Sortore of Batavia, Tonya (Jason Raffel) Lichti and Jennifer (John Lyons) Andrews, both of LeRoy; nieces and nephews,  Tyler Andrews, Keegan Sortore, Brianna Sortore, Kayla Lichti, Emma Andrews and Karmyn Lyons and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.

Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home,  403 East Main St., Batavia, where DJ’s fireman’s service will be held at 7 p.m. His services will be held at 10 a.m.  Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, Pavilion. 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.

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