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brick.jpg Jay Leo Brick, 82, of Perry passed away on Friday March 18, 2016 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw where he had been residing, surrounded by the love of his family. Jay was born in Rochester, New York on September 3, 1933. A son of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Clark) Brick. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Carmella who passed away on Feb. 23, 2016; a son Bruce Allan Brick who died on Oct. 11, 2015; a grandson Bruce Allan Brick Jr.; son-in-law Frank Spiotta and brother John Brick.

Mr. Brick served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver throughout his working career. In his early days he drove a beer truck, a milk truck for the former Morris Dairy in Leicester, was a crane operator for the former Kaustine Furnace and Tank Co. in Perry, drove a cement mixer for Cipriano’s in Mt. Morris, a bus driver for Trailways Bus Co. in Batavia and York and Pavilion Central Schools and retiring from Comstock Foods (the former Curtis Burns) in Mt. Morris where he proudly received a million miles safe driver award. He was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry, the Teamsters Union where he was a Union Steward, Perry Vets Club and a past member of the Perry VFW. He enjoyed attending classic car and railroad exhibitions as well as collecting model trains, trucks and cars and was an avid card player with family and friends.

He is survived by 3 daughters; Susan Marie Spiotta of Batavia, Paula Ann Parker of Perry and Sandra Lee (Stephen) Chauvin of Twinsburg, OH.; a sister Ruth Ann (George) Burns of York; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 6:00-8:30PM on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home on Wednesday March 23rd at 10:15AM preceding an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) in Perry. He will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery in Leicester.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, New York 14530. 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.

lake.jpg Rodney O. DeMun, 53, of Perry passed away on Thursday March 17, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on June 1, 1962 in Warsaw to Orlo G. DeMun of Dansville and the late Beatrice A. (Mehlenbacher) DeMun. Along with his mother he is preceded in death by grandparents; Clara Green, Rodney O. DeMun and Nelson Mehlenbacher

Rodney was a 1980 graduate of Perry Central School. He was a self employed painter who also enjoyed doing handy work for his customers as well. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Rodney enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, hiking, woodworking, spending time with family and friends and especially like to spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his fiancé; Diane (Walek) Cuozzo of Perry; daughter Ashley DeMun of Nunda; father Orlo G. DeMun of Dansville; step-son Richie (Stormie) Cuozzo III of Perry; grandmother Bernadine Mehlenbacher of Warsaw; brothers Robin (Genevieve) DeMun of Dansville, Ricky (Darlene) DeMun of Perry; half sister Veronica Bailey of Batavia; half brothers Shane (Tammy) DeMun, Jerry Slagger both of Nunda; Mother and father-in-law Chet (Jean) Walek of Perry; brother-in-law Mark (Sandy) Walek of Lewisville, NC, sister-in-laws Terry (John) Shumway of Myrtle Beach, SC, Valerie (Eric) Kelly of Perry; grandchildren Devon Rodney and Skyler Michael Hamilton, Isaac Valdimier Pusey and Zoey Bea DeMun, step-grandchildren Dakota and Haley Myers and Torry Cuozzo; his beloved dog Sneakers; nieces and nephews Morgan, Zach, Collin, Cade, Dorian and Celeste DeMun, Kati (Josh) VanNess, Jessica (Jeff) Smith, Daryl Walek, Rene(Chris) Shepard, Elise and Liam Kelly, along with many Aunts Uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00PM on Sunday March 20, 2016 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home at 10:15AM prior to an 11:00AM Funeral Service on Monday March 21, 2016 which will be held at The First United Methodist Church, 35 Covington St. in Perry. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the James P. Wilmont Cancer Center or to the Strong Memorial Palliative Care Unit 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, New York 14626. 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.

Mary E. Egloff (nee Ouderkirk), of Corfu,  passed away Wednesday (March 16, 2016) at Brothers of Mercy surrounded by her children.
 
Mary was born in Penn Yan, New York on April 14, 1937 to the late Carl and Alma Ouderkirk. She married the late Richard F. Egloff on October 2, 1954. She was the sister of the late Ellen (Jack) Drew.
 
Mary was a member of Pembroke Community Church and Corfu Senior Citizens Club. Mary spent her life as a housewife, raising and enjoying her family. She loved camping and traveling around the United States. In her later years, she was accompanied by her faithful companion, Ric Maurer.
 
Mary is survived by four children, Michael (Beth), Pamela (Ron) Brady, Cathy (Dave) Miller, and Carol (Bill) Wilson; and a brother Robert (Roberta) Ouderkirk of Seattle, Washington. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
 
Friends are invited to calling hours held at Pembroke Community Church, 692 Main Road Corfu NY, 14036 on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral will be held on Friday at 11 a.m, also at Pembroke Community Church.
 
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Pembroke Community Church. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

Batavia – Bernard J. “Bernie” Bonczyk passed away Wednesday, (March 16, 2016) at Hospice Buffalo, Inc. surrounded by his loving family.

Bernie was born in Buffalo on July 24, 1946 to the late Edward and Elizabeth ”Betty” Bonczyk

In 1966 Bernie was drafted into the Army where he served in several positions, most notably as a tank commander in the Panama Canal Zone, and as a courier for top secret documents.

After returning home, Bernie married the love of his life Patricia (nee Nelson) on August 28, 1971. Together they moved to Colorado in 1975 so Bernie could pursue his training at the Colorado School of Trades to become a Certified Gunsmith. In 1977 they returned to WNY where Bernie took a job as the head gunsmith at Sterling Arms in Gasport. After the company closed, Bernie took a job as a precision machinist at Graham Manufacturing, where he stayed until his retirement in 2009.

Bernie was very active in many local Boy Scout troops and packs, serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner and Unit Committee Member. He was very generous of giving his time to the Scouts; volunteering many hours working with the Dewalt Crew fixing up the camps and working in the kitchen on camp weekends.  Bernie was also involved with the Alabama Hunt Club, a local muzzle loading gun club, where he was a life member. There he assisted in designing and setting up their sporting clays course.

Bernie is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia, his son Wesley (Linda) of Lancaster, his 3 beloved grandchildren Owen, Ian and Eryn, a dear sister Delphine (late Gary) Derenda of Buffalo, and a special cousin Gary (Cathy) Tokasz of Elma.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 4-8pm at the Kenneth Howe Funeral Home, 64 Maple St. East Aurora, and on Sunday from 4-8pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. Batavia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday 10am at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, 8656 Church St. East Pembroke. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. or to the Boy Scouts of America; Iroquois Trail Council.

Online condolences may be made at www.howefuneralhome.com.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

jacek_robert_-_photo.jpgRobert S. Jacek, 63 of Middlebury, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (March 15, 2016) at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born February 17, 1953 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late Stephen and Sophie Malinowski Jacek.

Robert was a graduate of Batavia High School and was employed for 41 years by R.E. Chapin in Batavia prior to his retirement.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, riding his motorcycle and gardening. Most of all he enjoyed the time spent with his family, especially taking his grandsons fishing. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Karen Spink Jacek of Middlebury. Sons, Christopher (Laura) Jacek of Attica and Steven (Laura) Jacek of Fishkill, NY. Sisters, Arlene Jacek (Brian Griggs) of Rochester and Patricia Potter-Kusciusko of Mississippi. Uncles, Louis Malin of Concord, CA and Julian Zielinski of Henrietta. Five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (March 20th) from 12pm-2pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. A funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Park Alliance, Elm and Carlton Sts, Buffalo, NY 14263, Homecare and Hospice, 450 N. Main St., #3, Warsaw, NY 14569 or Wyoming County SPCA, 808 Creek Rd., Attica, NY 14011. 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.

 

 

18_0.jpg   Anna Nicosia, 89, of LeRoy passed away peacefully on Thursday March 10, 2016 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born August 27, 1926 in Batavia, New York to the late Daniel (Jennie Battaglia) Menne. She is preceded in death by her husband Samuel J. Nicosia along with sisters Nelda Menne and Rose Ferrando.

Anna worked for Doehler Jarvis Manufacturing. She was a past member of St. Michael’s Society. Anna enjoyed bingo, dancing, baking, playing cards and crocheting.

She is survived by her step sons Benjamin and Joseph Nicosia; sister Audrey Dodd of Florida along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday March 19, 2016 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020 or 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.

game_warden.jpgGerald W. Sporer, 84, of Medina, formally of Oakfield, entered into rest on Sunday March 13, 2016 at The Orchard Manor Nursing Facility in Medina.  Mr. Sporer was born on March 23, 1931 in Honesdale, PA the son of the late Leo and Florentine (Greenfield) Sporer.  He is predeceased by his daughter, Sandra J. Sporer; sisters Margaret Polk and Lois Young; brother and sister in law Leo and Doris Sporer.

Jerry graduated from Honesdale Catholic High School and soon after moved to Attica. He worked a few different jobs before becoming a New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Officer in October of 1954.  He retired as a Lieutenant Game Warden after 37 years of adventures and misadventures related to his field. Jerry was a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Batavia Fire Dept. in the 1960’s and 70’s.  After taking courses in Montour Falls, he became a NYS Fire Instructor for multiple volunteer fire departments in the area.  

He is survived by his devoted wife; Dixie Sporer of Oakfield; a daughter Mary Claire Sessamen of Corfu; sons Gary (Katy) Sporer of Garden, MI, Jeffrey (Ann Marie) Sporer of Lake Ariel, PA and Gregory (Tina) Sporer of Gainesville, FL.; brothers John (Pat) Sporer and Thomas (Kathy) Sporer both of Honesdale, PA.; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 2:00 -4:00PM & 6:00 – 8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday March 17, 2016 at St. Padre Pio Parish 56 Maple Ave. Oakfield, NY 14125. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2 or American Heart Association https://donatenow.heart.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.

Batavia - Joan M. Pfeifer, 88, of Batavia, a Physical Education Teacher at Batavia Middle School for 36 years prior to her retirement in 1984, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility. 

Miss Pfeifer was born June 18, 1927 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Walpole) Pfeifer.

She graduated from Batavia High School in 1945 and from SUNY Brockport in 1951 with a Bachelor’s degree.  She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Buffalo in 1963, was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, Genesee County Retired Teachers Association and was a volunteer at United Memorial Medical Center, North Street and for Meals on Wheels.  She was also a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the Batavia Club's and Senior Center's Bridge Clubs.  She was the treasurer of the NYS Softball Officials Organization, Genesee Tennis Club and Midtown Tennis Club of Rochester.

She is survived by several cousins.

Friends may attend services at 11:00 am, Friday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Batavia, NY  14020 or St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia, NY  14020.  Private burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LORRIANE D. (METZ) FLEMING

Lorraine D. Fleming 94 of Corfu, formally of Cheektowaga entered into eternal rest peacefully at home and into the loving arms of the angels on Saturday, March 5th surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Buffalo, New York on Mother's Day & her mother's birthday - May 9, 1921. She married Linn A, Fleming who departed from this life in Sept. 1993. They were married 46 years. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Dorothea (Haun)Metz, sister of the late Marjorie Metz Fleming and sister of the late Lawrence Metz, Jr.

Lorraine is survived by her son Rev. Robert W. Fleming and his wife Suzanne. Grandchildren: Craig & Veronika Smith of Colorado, Crystal Fleming of Tonawanda, NY, Christopher Fleming of Rochester, NY. Great Grandchildren: Matthew & Eva. Also survived by her brother-in-law Roger Fleming of California, many nieces and nephews. Special friends Theresa Michalski and Adam Moninski of Clarence, NY. Also survived by her loving cat Babe.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Saturday, March 19th at 1pm at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Dr., in Amherst with Pastor Sara Campbell presiding. Flowers are graciously declined. Memorials may be made in her memory to the church she held so dear to her heart.

The family is being cared for by: Carlton Ullrich Funeral Home in Amherst. Interment services will be private and at a later date.

Palm Bay, Florida - Lola Bishop, 98, of Palm Bay, formerly of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Bethesda Nursing Home, in Palm Bay.

Mrs. Bishop was born April 14, 1917 in Rochester, the daughter of the late Glen and Alma Lambert Cooley.

Her husband, Addison A. Bishop, passed away on April 7, 1997.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Charles R.) Ruffino; grandchildren, Cheryl (Donald) Chmielowiec, Colleen (Bridget Borsa) Ruffino and Charles A. (Laura) Ruffino; great-grandchildren,  Elena and Maura Chmielowiec, Alex and Stephen Ruffino, nieces and her dear friend Joann Russell.

Mrs. Bishop worked for Graham Manufacturing, Genesee Hardware and the Batavia City School district where she retired from in 1982.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, was an avid reader and especially enjoyed her pets.

There are no prior visiting hours. Services will be held at a date to be announced with burial in Grand View Cemetery. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle for Lola, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Mrs. Bishop have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

 

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