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dad_1.jpgCARL F. TOMASZEWSKI ~ Age 77, of Batavia, NY died peacefully Tuesday February 4, 2020 at home with family and dear friends with him. He was born in Batavia, November 2, 1942 to the late Maximillian and Rose (Siewierski) Tomaszewski, he was also preceded in death by siblings, Jean Ross and Ronald Tomaszewski.

Carl grew up in a modest, strict home with his father who had emigrated from Poland, mother from Buffalo and the youngest of three children. He attended grade school in the basement of Sacred Heart Church, attended vocational school and graduated from Batavia High School. His catholic upbringing was the center of his life growing up on the South side of Batavia and although in contrast to what are children have today, he always stated, “My parents loved me, and I always had what was needed.”

He was a strong, determined hard working man that always provided for his family, Carl worked at the former Trojan Industries for about 20 years prior to its closing and moved on to the Eastman Kodak Co. where he retired in 2002 all along working odd jobs to make his families lives better. He was an intelligent man who learned from reading and his hands-on experiences, there was nothing he could not create or fix. Carl was a perfectionist who never settled for anything less and appreciated the same from others all while teaching his children and grandchildren the same.

In raising his children Carl was active in their lives, from church, school and sports. He was a youth soccer coach, Batavia Youth Football Coach, President of the St. Joseph’s Home School Association and a tireless volunteer at the church lawn fetes of the former Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s Churches for many, many years.

When his children had grown and started their own lives, he grew quieter, more attached to home and began to travel and enjoy life with his dear Patty. Together they enjoyed vacations, overnight trips, dinners and the contentedness of just being together. Some 20 years ago as his health began to decline, they moved in with his son and daughter-in-law and supported the opening of the Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel and Dibble Family & Event Center. His enjoyment of cooking had him hard at work at Dibbles for the last 10 years, even when his failing body said, no, his heart brought him in.

Dad, your wish to spend your final days at home was granted on Christmas Eve and from there you spent the next 42 days finally letting us care for you and show you the love you had always shown us. Those days were a gift to us and your grandchildren because we saw you smile, and we told you how much we loved you. As you began to slip away Tuesday morning it was so peaceful, your final breath left so gently at 7:25p.m. as grandma and grandpa reached down from heaven and returned you to their care. Thank you, dad, we were blessed to have you and the many valuable lessons that you have left us with.   

Surviving is his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia Ann (Tubiolo) Tomaszewski of Batavia, son, Michael S. (Valerie) Tomaszewski of Batavia and daughter, Melissa Ann (Jim Valente) Tomaszewski-Nichols of Buffalo, dearest Poppi to, Sydni Jo Nichols, Madisyn Michael Tomaszewski and C. Max Tomaszewski along with several cousins.

Carl’s family will be present from 3-7p.m. on Sunday February 9, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15a.m. Monday morning February 10 followed by his Mass of Christian Burial 10a.m. at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) corner of Swan & Sumner Sts with Rev. David R. Glassmire Officiating. Memorials in his memory can be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 North Street Batavia.

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


Batavia - Wayne C. Gantt, 85, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Gantt was born June 14, 1934, in Knox County, Ohio, son of the late A. Lloyd and Carrie Day Gantt.

A graduate of Centerburg High School in Centerburg, Ohio Wayne served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 as an electronics specialist.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty L. White Gantt of Batavia; two daughters, Penny (Daniel) Mudrzynski and Shirley (Gregory) Gubb; five grandchildren; John (Carrie) Mudrzynski, Brad (Melissa) Mudrzynski, Bryan (Carol) Gubb, Tyler Gubb and Sarah (Sam) Brudz; nine great-grandchildren; Daniel, Joseph, Nathan and Derek Mudrzynski, Ethan, Carter and Addyson Gubb and Palmer and Emmy Brudz; his brother, Vaughn (Georgena) Gantt along with several nieces and nephews.

Wayne is predeceased by his four brothers and one sister.

There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. In lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made to the Genesee Senior Foundation, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Wayne's memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

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

jett.jpg Vernon E. Jett, age 60, of Perry, NY passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born in Brockport, NY on April 1, 1959 a son to the late Harvey E. and Margaret “Peg” (Hughes) Jett. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a sister: Connie Mulcahy and brothers: Bob and David Jett.

Vernon was a graduate of Wyoming Central School. He was a licensed hairdresser, and worked for Presto Lite in Arcade where he was a CNC machine operator. He enjoyed fishing, being outside doing yard work and gardening or just a simple ride with family to get an ice cream cone. He was also an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

He is survived by his wife: Audra M. (Chase) Jett whom he married on June 26, 1993, 2 daughters: Mikhayla and Maggie Jett of Perry, 2 sisters: Karen Evans and Lori (Michael Durfee) Jett both of Castile, 3 brothers: Harvey Jett Jr. of Gainesville, Douglas Jett of Castile, Darrell (Anna) Jett of Houghton, mother-in-law: Mary (Thomas) Baehr of Akron, 2 brothers-in-law: Arthur Mulcahy of Perry, Robert (Danielle) Chase Jr. of Akron, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from1:00-2:00PM on Saturday February 15, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530 where a Memorial Service will follow at 2:00PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14642 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. 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.

ROCHESTER - George J. Capp, 86, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, (February 2, 2020), at his home in Rochester.

Mr. Capp was born March 22, 1933, in Batavia, a son of the late John and Mary (Lis) Czapeczka.

Mr. Capp served his country honorably with the Air Force where he was a mechanic.  Following his discharge, he worked for many years as a mechanic with the US Post Office in Rochester. George, or as he preferred to be called, Capp, was the longest running patron of the Strathallen Hotel in Rochester.  He was a talented gardener, an expert craftsman, and an excellent chef.  He will be remembered for his love of classical music, and his willingness to help most anyone who he thought needed it.  He was always at the ready to mentor or to aid in any way he possibly could.

He leaves behind close friends, Mark Potter and Josh Nichols both of Rochester, and James Toepper of Brockport.  Several other dear friends also survive.

Capp is preceded in death by his sister, Lee Capp.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia, where Capp's funeral service and military honors will immediately follow calling hours at 4 p.m.  Private burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Capp's memory may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 or the Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

BERGEN - Rev. Jack A. Logan, 93, of Bergen, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020, at his home in Bergen.

Rev. Logan was born on October 18, 1926, in St. Petersburg, Florida, a son of the late Jelks and Ann E. (Zuck) Logan.

Rev. Logan graduated from Harbor Creek High School, Roberts Wesleyan College and Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity Degree.   He was a pastor at the Bergen 1st Presbyterian Church in Bergen, New York and had served with the Free Methodist Church for 50 years.

He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, serving the USNAS Banana River, Fl.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Kathryn "Katie" (Greenawalt) Logan, whom he married on January 1, 1946; four children, Stephen (Donna) Logan of TN, Connie Logan of Conesus, Keith (Theresa) Logan of MI and Mark (Ruth) Logan of Churchville; 12 grandchildren: Jonathan (Candice) Logan; Jason Logan; Jamie (Wade) Humphries; Allison Nichols; Meredith (Stefan) Bauroth; Nichole (Lt. Col Matthew) Rapp; Melinda Jamis, Melissa Logan; DeWayne (Emily) Logan; Jordan Logan; Tyler (Rebecca) Logan and Elise (Shane) Fraser; 27 great-grandchildren;1 great-great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Herbert (late Sally) Logan of TX and Ronald (Donna) Logan of Ransomville.

He was a brother of the late Joyce Neithermer. 

Friends may call on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street in Bergen.  Services will at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pearce Memorial Church, 4322 Buffalo Road, North Chili, NY with the Rev. Walter Fleming officiating.  Interment will be in North Chili Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Rev. Logan's name to Northeastern Seminary "Jack Logan Scholarship" 2265 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Byron - James G. Cudney, age 77, died on Feb. 3, 2020 at Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Nov. 3, 1942 in Batavia, first son of Glenn W. Cudney and Mildred J. Newcomb.   He was predeceased by his parents and his youngest brother, Gerald W. Cudney of Florida.

He is survived by his wife, of 52 years, Barbara A. (Chapman) Cudney whom he married on June 17, 1967.  One brother, Kenneth G. (Barbara J.) Cudney of Florida; a sister-in-law, Nancy Cudney of Florida, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jim was a Switch Technician at Rochester Telephone Co. for 34 years and and also at Adelphia Communications in Buffalo for 5 years.   He was a Life Member of Genesee County Fish and Game Prot. Association, a Life member of Telephone Pioneers and Local 1170 CWA.   He served from 1964 until 1966 as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war.   His pastimes included hunting deer and fishing in Canada with his group of best buds.   In retirement he served his community as Councilman of Byron for 5 years and Chairman of the ZBA for 4 years.  He was involved with several committees in Byron.  He was a member of the Leroy Historical Society and enjoyed local history.

At his request there will be no calling hours.   A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring with burial in the North Byron Cemetery and a military honor guard.

Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Arrangements for James were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia,(585) 343-8868.

Batavia - Amy L. Huntzinger (Netter), 62, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Jamie R. Netter and her sister, Kathy Berra.

She is survived by her husband John Huntzinger, sons, Steven (Nicole) Huntzinger of Rome, New York and Robert (Melissa) Huntzinger of LeRoy New York; three grandchildren, Abraham and Grace Huntzinger and Josephine Huntzinger. She is also survived by her siblings, George (Cheryl) Netter, John (late Nadine) Netter, Sharon Kinney, Ginny Marble, Lorrie (Timothy) Storrs, Susan Ausman and as well as eleven nieces and nephews.

Amy graduated from Pembroke Central School and attended Genesee Community College. She volunteered at the Corfu Fire Department and was the first female firefighter in Genesee County. Additionally, she worked at Genesee Memorial Hospital for 17 years, beginning as a nurse's aide and subsequently becoming an EMT in the emergency room. She began working at H&R Block as a Tax Specialist and retired after 32 years. Amy enjoyed scrapbooking and spending time with her grandchildren. The kids were the loves of her life.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Celebration of Life will immediately follow visitation. A luncheon will immediately follow at The Oasis Restaurant located at the Quality Inn, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Amy's memory may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Amy's name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

barnard.jpg  Jean M. Barnard, 75, of Batavia passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on July 16, 1944 in Batavia to the late William and Mary (Lambert) Pratt. In addition to her parents, Jean is predeceased by her husband; Charles D. Barnard Sr.; brother William Pratt and sister Margaret Westcott.

Jean worked for many years at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia where she was a part of a great group of colleagues, which she thought of like family. She was a parishioner at St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia and a lifetime member at Godfreys Pond. Jean loved living in the country with her daughter and son in law, being outside and watching the animals and above all else spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

She is survived by her children; Charles D. (Lisa Burns) Barnard Jr. and Kimberly (James) Ficarella of Batavia; sisters Marilyn (Don) Orlando Norse of FL., Mary Jo (George) Davis of Batavia; 2 grandchildren Samantha (Zach) Alwardt and Nicole (Shawn) Easton; 3 great-grandchildren Bryson, Brooklyn and Whitley, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday February 6, 2020 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday February 7th at St. James Episcopal Church 405 E. Main St. in Batavia. Jean will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gateway Home 91 Main St, Attica, NY 14011 or Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia. 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, NY 14020.


Leo L. Pelton, 100, of Attica passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the NYS VA Nursing Home in Batavia. Leo was born on December 1, 1919 in Erie PA, to the late Myron and Julia (Leonard) Pelton. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline (Kohl) Pelton, his first wife Mary Rauber and their son Jonathan of Wayland NY; his siblings Agnes (Mike) Zak, Bertha (Clarence) Reiter, Allen Pelton and Hannah (Tom) Donahue

In his 100 years and 62 days upon this good earth, Leo always found a way to make himself useful. He kept busy his entire life. He is best known as a gentleman farmer and certainly knew his way around all his farm equipment and all the tools on his property. He often said, “It is better to wear out than to rust out.” He could be spotted driving his tractor on the family farm up until the snows arrived this past October. Leo could carry a tune and loved to sing Irish ballads and country songs. He is remembered for his quick wit and his cheerful laugh. Leo treasured humility and self-reliance. “Never think you are better than anyone else, but always think you are just as good.” He led a balanced life, and when the hard work was done, he encouraged everyone to “Take a break!” Leo graduated from Alexander Central High School in 1938. He was working second shift at the Batavia Metal Trades School in 1941 when he was drafted into the Army. He served in the Army in WWII, in the IV Division, 12th Infantry, Company A. He took part in 3 European battle campaigns including D Day and the Battle of the Bulge (Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland). His military awards include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the American Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Service Medal, the WWII Victory Medal and the Combat Infantry Medal. Upon returning home, Leo held a factory job during the day and worked the family farm in the evenings and weekends. Over the years he worked at Cornell Aeronautical Labs in Buffalo, and Yale & Town and Doehler Jarvis in Batavia.

Leo is survived by his children Jerome (Sharon) of Texas, Sharon (John) of California, Daniel of Stafford, Charles (April) of Attica, Andrew (Debra) of Attica, Nicholas (Holly) of East Bethany and Myrna of Wayland; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 4 PM and 7 Pm at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 AM Friday, February 7, 2020 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Catholic Church, 50 East Avenue Attica, New York 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica. Luncheon will follow internment.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alexander Fire Department P.O. Box 336, Alexander, NY 14005. 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.

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, Belva Ruth Calnan, loving Mother and Sister, passed away in Jacksonville, FL at the age of 83. Belva was born on June 11, 1936 in Forty-Fort, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her son, Robert Calnan with whom she resided and was well taken care of, her sister; Donna Chamberlain of Albion, NY, her nieces; Melissa and Heather Chamberlain also of Albion, NY, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Belva graduated from Oakfield-Alabama Central School in 1954. Her career included working as a teacher for special needs children at BOCES which was the job she truly loved, and later as a caretaker for mentally challenged adults for ARC, both of which are in Batavia, NY. She also worked earlier as a secretary for Vanguard Abrasives in LeRoy, NY. Belva’s favorite activities were reading, bowling, bingo, playing games on her computer, and watching football. She was known for her warm smile and her kind and compassionate spirit.

Belva was preceded in death by her parents, John and Irene (Golden) Calnan, her Brother-In-Law John Chamberlain, as well as her beloved niece, Linda Michalak. 

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, where services will immediately follow visitation. Burial to follow at the Cary Cemetery, 21 Albert Street, Oakfield. A luncheon will follow graveside services at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 2 Main Street, Oakfield, NY.

To leave a condolence, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com. Arrangements by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, NY.




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