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edna_cummings_photo.jpgEdna Mae Cummings, 92 of Wolcottsville NY, went home to be with her Lord on November 25, 2015 at the Brothers of Mercy Rehabilitation & Care Center/Hospice Buffalo.

She was born on April 19, 1923 in the town of Royalton, NY and was the youngest daughter of (10) to the late Rose (Handrich) & Rudolph Frisch of Wolcottsville, NY.

Edna was a homemaker, and later had a career in food processing with RJR Foods, Inc. in Lockport, NY until her retirement.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Hunts Corners.  

She was the wife of the late Leverne E. Cummings, who died February 8, 1996.

She is survived by one sister, Ruth Harold (97) of Medina, NY and 6 children, Dale (Rebecca) Cummings, Larry (Linda) Cummings, Clifford (Marilyn) Cummings, Jack (Roberta) Cummings, Gloria Cummings, and Claudia (Timothy) Hurne.   Edna was blessed with 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to call on the family Monday (November 30, 2015) from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St. Akron, NY.  A Celebration of Edna’s life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday (December 1, 2015) at 10:30 am, with burial following at Pioneer Cemetery, on Hunts Corners Rd, Clarence.  

Donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo or the SPCA. 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.

 

 

outdoor_scene.jpgRobert J. Stegura Sr. 71, of Sheldon, a local mechanic, passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at his home. He was born on June 6, 1944 in Buffalo to the late Charles and Emma (Schiffler) Stegura.  In addition to his parents, he is also predeceased by his brother Charles Stegura.

Robert was a beloved father and is survived by his children; Janice Marie (Sam) Zimblis, Robert (Michelle) Stegura Jr.; grandchildren Ken (Anne) Powers, Sara Powers and Sandra Powers; great grandchildren Kenny Powers and Mason Giles; Uncle Ed (Jean) Schiffler along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday November 30, 2015 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011 where a Funeral Service will immediately follow at 1:00pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sheldon Fire Department 996 Centerline Rd. Sheldon, NY 14145 or St. John Neumann Parish (St. Cecilia site) 991 Centerline Rd. Sheldon, NY 14145 . 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.

Randy Scott Schuld, 57, died November 5, 2015. He was born in North Tonawanda, NY and was employed as an audio engineer at National Audio in Baldwinsville for 3 years and most recently for I.A.T.S.E. Local 9 for the past 15 years. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph J. Schuld. Survived by his wife, Vincenza M. Marchese of Parish NY; his mother, Marilyn Scott-Schuld, -Britton of Attica, NY; his sisters, Diane (Robert) Franczak of Myrtle Beach, SC, Karen (Peter) Haen of Depew, NY and Wende (Dave) Reiner of Attica, NY. A Celebration of Randy's Life will be on Saturday, December 12 from 5 to 9 pm at the ONCENTER, Syracuse, NY meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3.  Donations in Randy’s name can be made to the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, www.donorrecovery.org, look for Financial Contributions.

146299ad23d4be6269062bc71267a54f.jpgRICHARD JOHN DOWNS

   Age 53, of Elba, died Monday November 23, 2015. He was born in Batavia on July 7, 1962, to Clarence (Vickie) Downs of Elba and the late Linda (Farren), also preceded in death by granddaughters, Destiny and Jasmine Lowe.

   Richie was a mechanic for many years, enjoyed working on cars, going to the races, watching NASCAR, loved his cat, "Growler" and most of all spending time with family and friends.

   Surviving along with his parents, sons, Richard (Abby) Lowe of Albion, Garrett Downs; daughter, Dina (Joe) Forone of Lyndonville; brothers, Carl J. Downs and James C. Downs both of Elba and his sister, Shawn (Daniel) Hargrave of Batavia; grandchildren, Richard Lowe, Jr., Baylee Mae Lowe, Ariana Bernal, Leo Poldo Bernal and Jayden Johnston; nieces/nephews, Krystle (Daniel) Robinson, Mikaela Frasier, Carl Amesbury, Triton Drock along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The family will be present from 6-8pm Friday November 27 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where a celebration of Richie's life will continue at the DIBBLE FAMILY & EVENT CENTER following visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the family.  

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

 

18_3.jpgBetty M. Bauer, 92, of Batavia passed away Sunday November 22, 2015 at Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born May 30, 1923 in Attica, New York to the late Harry (Esther Bey) Spring. She is preceded in death by her husband John Bauer, brother Earl Spring, sister Eleanor Beaver.

Mrs. Bauer worked as a Secretary at Attica Correctional Facility for many years and worked alongside her husband John on the family farm. She loved to bowl, golf and was an avid card player. Betty was a longtime member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish in Attica.

She is survived by her sister Barbara Spring of Batavia; sister-in-law Dorothy Keizer of Alexander; nieces and nephews Gary Caccamise, Marilyn (David) Grinnell, Jack (Carrie) Caccamise, Mary Ellen (Greg) Lewis, Kathy (Joe) Trigilio; great nieces and great nephews Chad (Wendy) Caccamise, Greg Grinnell, Melanie Grinnell, Rick Lewis, Ryan Lewis, Christian Caccamise, Aaron Caccamise, niece-in-law and friend Nancy Alfes, along with several great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday December 2, 2015 from 2:00-4:00PM at GilmartinFuneral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will immediately follow calling hours at 4:00 PM on Wednesday at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 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.

Stafford ~ Joseph C. O'Geen, age 75, of Main Road, passed away Sunday evening (November 22, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the presence of his loving family.

     He was born December 2, 1939 in Batavia, a son of the late Cosimo and Antoinette Filio O'Geen.

     Joe will be remembered by his family as a very caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.  He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, a veteran of the US Army and enjoyed collecting coins and model cars.

     He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret Yacuzzo O'Geen; his children, Christine (William) Carr of LeRoy, Joseph (Cherie) O'Geen of Davie, FL, Lynn O'Geen of LeRoy and Jennifer (Thomas) DeMarco of Caledonia; grandchildren, Jesselyn Carr, Shelbi O'Geen, Dustin Carr, Ashley O'Geen, Noah, Abby and Avery DeMarco; sisters, RoseAnn Donohue of LeRoy and Carm O'Geen of LeRoy; sister-in-law, Janet O'Geen of Batavia; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sam (Felicia) Yacuzzo of Jacksonville, FL, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his brother, Russell "Satch" O'Geen.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 24  from 6 ~ 9 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leukemia Society, 4043 Maple Road,  Suite 105, Amherst, N.Y. 14226

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

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

marvin1_0.jpgMarvin A. Chamberlain, 87, of Oakfield passed away Saturday November 22, 2015 at Crossroads House in Batavia. He was born August 4, 1928 in South Alabama, New York to the late Arthur and Alta (Wickham) Chamberlain. He is preceded in death by his wife Janice (Boyce) Chamberlain; son Larry Chamberlain; son in law Kenneth Gardner; brother Milford Chamberlain; step brother Robert Chamberlain and grandson Cory Gardner.  

Marvin worked as a mechanic for Comstock Foods for over 30 years, he was a member of the Oakfield Lions Club and the Historical Society of Oakfield.

He is survived by his children; James Chamberlain, Kathy Gardner and Debbie Chamberlain all of Oakfield; sister Nancy (Albert) Neibel of Byron; step brothers Roger Chamberlain of S. Alabama, John (Donna) Chamberlain of Albion; Step sister Beverly (Al) Higgins of Oakfield and step sister in law Benay Chamberlain of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 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.

18_2.jpgClara M. Tiberio, 80, of Batavia passed away Saturday November 21, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 2, 1935 in Akron, New York to the late Enrico and Mary (Falsioni) DeSanti. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Anthony J. Tiberio Sr.  

Mrs. Tiberio enjoyed cooking shows, puzzles and was an avid reader. She was a cat fanatic, always donating to the SPCA and Disabled American Veterans. Clara was a longtime member of St. Anthony’s Church.

She is survived by her daughter Ann Pokornowski of Batavia; Son Anthony Tiberio Jr. of Florida; grandchildren Anthony D. (Tricia) Tiberio of NYC, Christi (fiancé Dan Noble) Pokornowski of Xenia, OH and Erik Pokornowski of Batavia; sisters Elaine Mangani of Clarence and Laura (Dorran) Vogler of Indiana, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at Ascension Parish 15 Sumner St. Batavia, New York 14020.  She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to DENT Neurologic Institute 3980 Sheridan Drive Amherst, New York 14226. 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 - Russell E. Gillett, 87, formerly of Byron and Perry died Friday, November 20, 2015 at the New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia following a brief illness.

Mr. Gillett was born January 27, 1928 in LeRoy, the son of the late Clayton F. (Pete) and Maysel Beth (Boatfield) Gillett.

In 1952 he joined his father in operating Gillette Hardware Store in South Byron, purchased the business in 1958 and moved the store to Byron where it is presently located.

He was a graduate of South Byron High School and was the point guard on the South Byron Varsity Basketball team that was Section V, Class C Champions in 1945.  He played basketball with both the South Byron and Byron town  basketball teams until 1955.

Rusty, as most people knew him, was the youngest person to be elected Supervisor of the Town of Byron in 1955. Supervisors, at that time, were not only the chief fiscal officer of the town, but represented the town at the county level as a member of the Genesee County Board of Supervisors.  Rusty served as chairman of that board for 2 terms and as supervisor for 12 years until the Board of Supervisors became the Genesee County Legislature.  He then served 9 years as a Genesee County Legislator representing the towns of Byron, Bergen and Elba.  During his tenure at legislature he served two terms as it Chairman.

A veteran of WWII, he served with the US Army from 1945 to 1947. Rusty belonged to many community and  civic organizations.  He was a Past President and life member of the South Byron Fire Department, member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, member of the Sackett, Merrill, White Post #575 American Legion, past master of Hesperus Masonic Lodge #837 in Bergen, 32nd degree Mason and member of Damascus Temple of the Perry Shrine Club.

In 1968, he and 36 other men from Byron formed the Kiwanis Club of Byron.  He served as Chapter President and was Past Lieutenant Governor of the Genesee Division of New York District of Kiwanis International.  He attended both the Congregational Church of Perry and the South Byron Methodist Church.  He enjoyed bowling and golfing at the Silver Lake Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. (Churchill) Gillett whom he married in 1993.  Also surviving are one son,  David R. (Sue Ann) Gillett;  two sisters, Barbara (Robert) Bedson and Sandra (late Glenn) Elliott; Step-children, Mary Jo (Carl) Penna-Cook and Stephen (Michelle) Penna; grandchildren, Brent (Bree) Gillett, Peter (Becca) Gillett, Meghan (Josh) Bromley, Kari Psomas, Emma Psomas, Nicholas Penna, Daniella Penna and great-grandchildren, Mia & Madox Gillett.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, where services will be held Monday at10:00 am. Burial with military honors will follow at the Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kiwanis Club of Byron. 

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

 

lorainechurch02.jpg Loraine Batchelor Stipp, of Corfu, NY, born May 8, 1928, died November 7, 2015, at the age of 87. Loraine was the wife of the late Roy E. Batchelor (died 1995) and Robert A. Stipp (died 2011). She was the loving mother of Susan (Daniel) Yox, (late Jeffrey), John, and Mark (late Sandi) Batchelor. Cherished grandmother of Ben Toth, James and Emily Yox, and Austin and Chase Batchelor. Loraine was the youngest of 6 children; only one survives her, Nelson Cronin, of Alden, NY. She has many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends in the Corfu community who enriched her life. She was a long-time member of the Corfu Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder and on a number of church committees, spanning many decades. In the past, she was also active as a member of the Auxiliary of the Corfu Volunteer Fire Department. Graveside services will be private. Friends and family are invited to visit with the family at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall, 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu, NY, on Friday, November 20, from4-7 PM. There will also be a memorial service on Saturday, November 21, at 11 AM, at the church to celebrate Loraine’s life. Memorials may be made to a hospice of your choice or to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 E. Main St., Corfu.

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