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kujawski.jpgFLORENCE W. KUJAWSKI ~ Age 94, of Batavia, died Wednesday morning July 10, 2019 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born in Batavia, NY on March 8, 1925 to the late Frank and Wanda (Wisniewski) Gorecki, Sr. also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Martin J. Kujawski in 2005 and a brother, Frank Gorecki, Jr.

Florence was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) along with its Altar & Rosary Society and assisting with the Bereavement Committee. She worked for over 40 years at the former P.W. Minor Shoe Factory. Florence was extremely proud of her Polish heritage and loved spending tme with her family.

Surviving are her loving sons, Jerome “Jerry” (Kristin) Kujawski of Batavia and Steven (Diane) Kujawski of Batavia; cherished grandson, Bradley S. (Rebecca Iannello) Kujawski; great-grandson, Gibson Charles Kujawski along with several nieces and nephews.

The Kujawski family will be present from 4-8p.m. on Sunday July 14, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers recited at 9:15a.m. on Monday July 15 will be followed by a 10a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart). She will be entombed with her husband in the Mosignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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


madge_drinkwater_1948.jpgMADELINE E. HARDING – Age 91, of Batavia died July 7, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1928 in Yorkshire, NY to the late George L. and Matilda (Rauch) Drinkwater.

Madge was a graduate of Delevan Central High School, the Wyoming County Community Hospital School of Nursing and Genesee Community College. She worked at the former St. Jerome Hospital and Genesee County Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Batavia Senior Quilting Club, enjoyed traveling and watching sports. Especially loved were her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Frank, married 70 years, 3 sons, Richard of Schenectady, George (Yanasa) of Tonawanda and Mark (Nat) of Corfu and 1 daughter, Gail of Batavia; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; Sister-in-law Alice Harding of Florida along with nieces and nephews.

At her wishes there will be no services or calling hours. Burial will be at the Wyoming, NY Cemetery by the family at a date to be determined. Memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, Inc. 29 Liberty Street Suite #6; Crossroads House PO Box 403 or the Genesee County Senior Center 2 Bank Street #2 Batavia, NY 14020.

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


Kathleen Ann (Twiss) Sasenbury, 68, of Rochester passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Highland Hospital.

She was born in Batavia, NY on September 8, 1950 to the late Jeanette (Wisniewski) Ritz and Gordon E. Twiss. She was a 1968 graduate of Batavia High School and attended Bryant and Stratton Business School. Kathleen moved to Rochester in 1968 to work for the Rochester Telephone Company and later in the telecommunications industry. She moved back to Batavia for several years where her children attended high school but moved back to Rochester in 1988 where she lived for the rest of her life. 

Kathleen loved cooking, her kitties, putting on office parties and was full of life. She went through many hardships but remained a very loving, caring and giving person.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arlin Dale Sasenbury, and her daughter Joelle Lee Sasenbury who died on November 25, 2018.

Kathleen is survived by her son, Richard E. Sasenbury, of Rochester; her sisters, Connie (Chris) Stone and Becky Ritz; a stepsister, Sharon Piscitelli; a step father, Robert Ritz, all of Batavia; an uncle, Victor (Jeanne) Wisniewski, of Prince Frederick, MD, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 12:00pm-2:00pm with a service immediately to follow.

Julia Lee Burnison, 57 of Okahumpka, FL passed away on Saturday, July 06, 2019. Julia was born on October 03, 1961 in Batavia, NY to the late George and Mary Burnison. She moved to Florida from Attica, NY in 1985. Julia enjoyed reading and playing a varity of games on the computer. She was a loyal friend who was funny and kind. She is survived by her brothers: George (Laurie) Burnison, of Attica, NY, and Glen Burnison, of Astatula, FL; Sister: Merrie (Roddy) Harris, of Tucson, AZ; Nieces and Nephews: Tina Knapp, Susan Baker, Robert Burnison, Brian Burnison, Michelle Polhamus, Jennifer Theel, Elizabeth Grace Burnison, Glen Daren Burnison; And several Great- nieces and nephews. Julia was a beloved sister, aunt, and friend who will be deeply missed by many. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bennington Volunteer Fire Compony Inc. by mail at: 1353 Route 354, Attica, NY 14011.
Services have been entrusted to Steverson Hamlin and Hilbish Funerals and Cremations: located at: 226 East Burleigh Blvd. Tavares, Fl 32778. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on line at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com .

lobello.jpgPhilip LoBello, 86 of Batavia, passed away on July 7, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 20, 1933 in Batavia, to the late Salvatore (Josephine Tabone) LoBello. He is preceded in death by son Christopher LoBello, siblings Joseph LoBello, Mary Cecere-LoBello and nephew Joseph LoBello Jr.

Phil was a graduate of the Batavia High School class of 1950.  He then served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  Phil worked for many years at GT Sylvania and Batavia Downs, until his retirement.  He spent his retirement babysitting and chauffeuring his granddaughters and working part-time at his daughter's law office.   

Phil was a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Church and later, Resurrection Parish.  He was also a member of the St. Nick's Social Club, the Knights of Columbus, and served as President of the Batavia Downs Independent Employees' Union for many years.

Phil was an avid sports fan and especially loved the New York Yankees.  He also loved his coffee groups, Sunday sauce, nice cars, and sharp clothing.  More than anything, Phil was proud of his family and adored his five granddaughters and great-granddaughter.    

Mr. LoBello is survived by his wife Joyce (Porter) LoBello of Batavia; children Debra (Mark) Burhans of Elba; Philip M. (Kristina) LoBello; 5 grandchildren, Karen (Joseph) Colangelo, Gretchen (Thomas) McManama, Lauren (William Arpin) Burhans, Nicole (Nate) Recht, Lucia LoBello; great-granddaughter Cecilia Joyce Colangelo, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4 to7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.   

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

flowers.jpgJacqueline D. Hough, 93 of Warsaw, NY, passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. She was born in Buffalo, NY on February 25, 1926 a daughter to the late John Edward and Mabel M. (Court) Decker. She is preceded in death by her husband: James A. Hough who passed away on Jan. 13, 2001, siblings John (Sue) Decker, Robert (Joanne) Decker and Thelma (Walter) Martin, 2 great grandchildren: Alexisia Crawford and Emily Wolfe.

She was a 1944 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo. Jackie worked for Robeson Cutlery in Perry and later for Mallory timers in Warsaw for over 30 years retiring from them at their closing in 1986. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center where she taught Sunday school, was the church clerk since 1964 and sung in the church choir. Jackie loved to bake, many who knew her called her the “Cake Lady” she made decorative cake for all occasions.

She is survived by a son Kevin (Kay) Hough of Warsaw, 6 grandchildren: Vicki (Paul) Hinsken, Derrick Hough, Alicia (Gene) Huff, Trisha (Matthew) Wolfe, Bridgette Flint, Barbara (Christopher) Kribbs, 16 great grandchildren: Austin, Kallie, Mason and Dylan Hinsken, Joshua and Aiden Hough, Autumn and Matthew Huff, Leanne Wolfe, Nikita and Kylee Hess, Micaela Van Buren, Jesika, Brock and Christie Jones, NovaLea Kribbs, 1 great great grandson: Brayden Hinsken, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 11am-3pm on Saturday July 13th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral services will be held on Sunday July 14th at 12:00 noon at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, New York 14530 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or visit act.alz.org/donate. 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.

PAVILION - Ruth M. Harloff Higley Starr Weber, 101, of Pavilion, passed away Sunday, (July 7, 2019), at her daughter's home in Stafford under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and her family. 

Ruth was born March 12, 1918, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Bert and the late Annabell (Stackhouse) Harloff.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert A. Higley after 44 years of marriage on March 31, 1981; George H. Starr on July 20, 1989; and Maurice G. Weber on September 11, 2004.  Ruth is also preceded in death by a son, Myron E. Higley on June 5, 1989; and a brother, SSGT Donald J. Harolff in July 1943.

For 32 years, Ruth was in business with her sons, operating Higley's Welding Service in Pavilion.

Surviving are her daughters, Beverly A. (late Leon) Hess and Barbara (late Bill) Barber; sons, Roger (Patricia) Higley and Richard (Sandra) Higley; daughter-in-law, Donna Higley; step-children, J. Randolph (Lucinda) Starr and Richard (Joan) Weber; step-daughter-in-law, Deborah (late James) Starr; brother, Harold B. (late Jean) Harloff; sister, Marjorie (late Ralph) Long.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, step-children, brothers and sisters-in law with special thanks to Vera Pursel. 

Friends may call from 1 - 4 PM on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Ruth's Funeral Service will immediately follow calling hours at 4 PM. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to First Baptist Church of Pavilion, 10956 Lake St., Pavilion, NY 14525 as well as HomeCare & Hospice, 450 North Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569.

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

Oakfield/West Seneca - Zollie Jackson, Jr., 56, of Oakfield and formerly of West Seneca, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center.

Zollie was born September 5, 1962 and attended day habilitation.  He will be remembered by his family from Maple Avenue in Oakfield.

There will be no prior calling hours. Graveside services for Zollie will be held on Friday (July 12) at 12:00 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street Road (Route 33) in Batavia.

Memorials may be made in Zollie’s memory to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, www.geneseecancerassistance.com/donate or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY, 14021, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate

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

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

rudolph.jpgWilliam G. Rudolph, 67, passed away on July 5, 2019. He was born on September 11, 1951 in Batavia, to the late Wilbur C. (Helen Sonricker) Rudolph.

Bill worked 22 years at Dave Reisdorf, Inc., then 10 years as Metal Shop Forman at Attica Correctional Facility and for the last ten years owned Rudolph’s Christmas Tree Farm with his wife Mary. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bill enjoyed golfing and the many memories at Quiet Times. He loved spending time with family and friends’, especially attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Mary E. (Reisdorf) Rudolph of Attica; sons Gregory (Renee Ficarella) Rudolph of Attica; Douglas (Veronica) Rudolph of San Antonio, TX; sister Judith (Ronald) Almeter of Darien; grandchildren Simon, Olivia, Payton and Arianny, brother-in-law of Thomas (Betty) Reisdorf, Kathleen (Thomas) Hooper, John (Judy) Reisdorf, Diane (Roger) Adkisson, Jane (John Reynolds) Iannello, Nancy (Larry) Carter, Patricia (Joseph) Schofield, Donna Reisdorf, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Varysburg Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 638, Varysburg, NY 14167. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

brasky_alice_-_photo1.jpgAlice Gibbons Brasky, 83 of Batavia, died peacefully on July 3, 2019 at her home with her loving children by her side.

If you were to ask her what she felt was her most important accomplishment in life, she would answer, "Raising up a fine family." Though she had met with business success in her senior years, Alice felt that having a lasting influence in the lives of her children and grandchildren has been her most satisfying achievement.

Born Alice Carol Gibbons in 1936 to Robert and Mabel Gibbons in Niagara Falls, New York, Alice was the 5th of 8 children. She graduated from Akron High School.  In 1954, Alice met her life-long love, Myron Brasky, moving to Myron’s hometown of Batavia after they were married in 1955, where they raised their family.  After her children were grown,, Alice began a career of her own.  Partnering with Denise LeBlanc Chatt, she opened the Dancing Place Dances Studio and in 1992 she opened the Dancewear Outlet, both of which she ran until her retirement in 2015.

Alice was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Myron R. Brasky  and her beloved grandson Eric Hiscutt,  Survivors include her two daughters, Patricia (John) Chadwick of Batavia and Nancy (James) Schmieder of Springwater, and a son, Buddy Brasky of Batavia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jenilee (Rich) Winch,, David Hagen,, T.J. (Denisse) Hagen,, Adam, Alex and Jake Brasky, Stacie (Mike) Beccaria, Gretchen (Sam) Fire, Josh and Laura Schmieder and five great-grandchild, Ali Winch, Cole Hiscutt, GiGi ,Sammy, and Alex Fire, Sam Arellano and Henryk Hagen.  She was the sister of the late Robert Gibbons, Paul (Eva Jane),Gibbons, Carl (Sandra) Gibbons, Peg (Bob) Gould, Lois Amey, Lee Gibbons and John (Debbie)Gibbons.

There will be no prior visitation. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUENRAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, on Monday, July 15th at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fresh Air Fund (www.freshair.org), a charity that was near and dear to Alice's heart or the Alzheimer's Association.(www.alz.org).

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.







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