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duane_pender_pic.jpgDUANE I. PENDER ~ Age 72, of Basom, went peacefully home to the Lord on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born March 17, 1947, in Batavia, NY a son of the late Irving James and Florence (Hale) Pender.

Duane worked for many years at Batavia Machine and Tool until retiring from Corfu Machine. He was an accomplished bowler who in his younger days achieved the “perfect game” of 300, and an 815 series. A die-hard fan of the New York Giants and New York Yankees, avid Horseshoe thrower, and played in numerous Softball leagues in the area for many teams. Duane held a seat “on the board” at the Basom Hotel.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 52 years, Nancy (Bieliski) Pender of Basom; his loving children, Kimberly (Todd) Metz of PA, Tim (Joy) Pender of Honeoye Falls and Dion (Julie) Pender of Fairport; sisters, Karen (late David) Easton of Medina, Sue (Ken) Gibson of Basom; mother-in-law, Audrey (Ted Baker) Bieliski of Medina; sisters-in-law, Margo (Frank) Sarchia of Middleport and brother-in-law, late Jimmy (Donna) Bieliski of Medina; sister-in-law, late Carol Viza; cherished grandchildren, Hannah, Elijah, Bella, & Ava; “Best Goombas” Ron Zentz and “Air Bag” Richard Howell; along with several nieces and nephews.    

The Pender family will be present from 2 - 6p.m. on Wednesday May 1, 2019 at the  MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Duane’s Life begins at 6p.m. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF FUNERAL HOME. He will be laid to rest in Alabama Cemetery and memorials in his memory are suggested to the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department or Shriners Hospitals for Children (Burn Care) 2900 North Pointe Drive Tampa, FL 33607.

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

THE FAMILY OF DUANE I. PENDER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NY 14020

3371912.jpgArlene Bird, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (April 25, 2019) at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Batavia.

She was born January 16, 1930 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late Raymond and Hazel Harmon Cleveland. Mrs. Bird was a lifelong resident of Batavia and was formerly employed for several years as a hostess for the former Treadway Inn and Alex’s Place.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie Smith and Robin Bird Connelly; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous friends.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made 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.

mr._mills.jpegDONALD N. MILLS ~ Age 94, of Oakfield, died peacefully Thursday April 25, 2019 at the home of his daughter under the care of his family and Hospice. Donald was born in the Town of Alabama, NY on March 27, 1925 a son of the late John and Edith (Boyce) Mills also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Louise Mills and siblings, Olin, Harold, George, Edward, Bertha Mills and Ida Borkholder.

He managed the Brundage and Mills Farms for many years and later managed the Oakfield Alabama School bus garage until retiring in 1999.  

He is survived by three daughters, LeAnne Cleveland, Linda (Rich) Miller and LaNora (Bob) Thompson all of Oakfield; nine grandchildren, Chris (Jeff) Covel, Bill (Anita) Cleveland, Michael (Dawn) Cleveland all of Oakfield, Cathy Cleveland and Derek Bell of Rochester, John (Melessa) Cleveland of Corfu, Jason (Kim) Miller of N. Chili, Kevin Miller of FL, Dan (Kate) Manges of Oakfield, Diana (Philip) Harrison of Dansville; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashley and Alex Covel, Chelsea and Christian Cleveland all of Oakfield, Angelina and Juliana Cleveland of Corfu, Ryan and Alaina Manges of Oakfield, Kaelyn Oliver and Brennan Harrison of Dansville along with many nieces and nephews.

At Donald’s request funeral services will be held privately by the family. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield. Memorials can be made to Homecare & Hospice, Inc. or the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department.

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

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

scan0001.jpgWAYNE R. LADD ~ Age 97, of Batavia, formally of Orangeville, NY died peacefully Sunday April 21, 2019 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia. Wayne was born August 13, 1921 in Dansville, NY to the late Myron and Florence (Hartman) Ladd, preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret; grandsons, Joseph and Kevin Ladd; great-grandson, Elliott Carver along with numerous brothers and sisters.

Wayne was proud to have served with the Army Air Corp during WWII in Africa until honorably discharged and a member of the Walter Klein American Legion Post #532 in Warsaw, NY. He was a Tool & Die Maker for GRS for many years, a member of the NAWCC Chapter 13, Western, NY and a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge #413 in Varysburg, NY

Surviving is his beloved wife of 65 years, Emma (Mori) Ladd of Batavia; children, Mark (Cecilia) Ladd of Batavia, Martin (Patricia) Ladd of Greece and Mary (late Frank) Perry of Fairport; grandchildren, Frank (Kelley) Evans, Daniel Ladd, Tia Inclima, Jason Perry, Michael Perry and Jennifer (James) Carver; great-grandchildren, Walker, Hayes and Hadley Evans, Tabitha Perry, Isabelle and Sierra Carver; adopted sons, Lee Done and Glenn Stevens; nephew, J. Paul (Sharon) Ladd of Rochester along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be announced at a future date and Mr. Ladd will be laid to rest in White Haven Memorial Park in Fairport, NY. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals PO Box 1621 Batavia, New York 14021.

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

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

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James “Jim” Francis Kisicki, age 76, of Varysburg, NY passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in Buffalo, NY on August 14, 1942 to the late Frank and the late Rose (Cwanek) Kisicki. He was preceded in death by his siblings, the late Eugenia (the late John) Closs, the late Geraldine Ratajczak and the late Francis (the late Susan) Kisicki.

Jim served in the US Army and was a member of the Varysburg Fire Department.

Jim is survived by his wife, Diane (Snyder); his children, Cheryl Kisicki, Janine (Heath) Szymczak, James Kisicki II,  Leanne (Kevin McDonald) Kisicki, Danielle Porter, Joel Brown, and Randy Brown; granddaughter, Katarina Szymczak; Siblings,  Ellen (Thomas) Kocialski, and Ronald (Wanda) Kisicki; brother-in-law, Robert Ratajczak.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday April 29, 2019 from 4:00PM-7:00 PM at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Ss Joachim & Anne RC Church, 2311 Attica Rd., Varysburg, NY. Burial will be in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Varysburg, NY

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Jim to the foundation of your choice . 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 St., Attica, NY 14011.

Batavia -- Ione E. Johnson entered into eternal rest on April 23, 2019, at the age of 75.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Katherine Stiles; daughter, Katherine Lynn; sister and friend, Patricia Neth; and brothers, Frank, Bill, and Larry Stiles.

She is survived by a son, Terry Daniel (Kristine); daughters, Linda Marie (Tim), Tammy Lee (Patrick), Lori Ann, and Jody Renee (Rob); grandchildren: Adam, Joey, Dougie, Timmy, Ryan, and Katelynn; 10 great-grandchildren; sister and best friend, Sylvia (James) Marble; brother and best friend, Jim Stiles; brother, Dale Stiles; sisters, Donna Johnson and Lori Baldwin, her dog, Zoey; bird, Lucy; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Monday, April 29th, from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020, where a Memorial Service will be held immediately following at 1 p.m., with Pastor David Weidman officiating. Burial in the Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

alice_le_fort_2.jpg  Alice LeFort, 90, of Attica, NY passed away on April 23, 2019 in Warsaw, NY surrounded by her family. She was born in Porterville, NY on July 20, 1928 to the late Edward    and the late Emma (Ott) Arndt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon in 1999.

Alice and her husband were farmers. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and canning. Her favorite thing to do was to drive her tractor.

Alice is survived by her children, Sharon (the late Peter) Davis, Richard (Jackie) LeFort, Linda Mattice, Patricia LeFort, Rita (Scott) Welker, and Mary (Ron) Motz; her sister, Myrtle Rammacher; 14 grandchilkdren and 24 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday April 27, 2019 from 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 11:30 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, NY.
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 St., Attica, NY 14011.

ottaviani_donna_-_photo1.jpgDonna M. Ottaviani, 88 of Akron, passed away Monday (April 22, 2019) at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born July 29, 1930 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Harold and Carrie Halstead Westcott.

Donna was employed by Alden Scientific prior to her retirement. She enjoyed crafts, painting, crocheting, reading, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed bowling in her younger years. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her loving heart.

Survivors include her daughter, Lynda C. Ottaviani Sheehan of Akron. Son, Christopher (Pamela) Ottaviani of Phoenix, AZ. Grandchildren, Denise (Scott) Prior of Darien, James (Stacey) Sheehan IV of Lewiston and Christopher Ottaviani Jr. of Phoenix, AZ. Great-grandchildren, Wyatt Prior, Caleb Prior and Liam Sheehan.

She was the mother of the late David Ottaviani who passed away in 2002.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (April 26th) from 2-4pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, where a funeral service will follow at 4pm. Interment will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for future distributions to charities. Expressions of sympathy 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 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

mcmullen_richard_-_photo1.jpgRichard R. McMullen “Rocky”, 66 of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on Monday (April 22, 2019) at the Hill Haven Nursing Home in Penfield, NY.

He was born May 15, 1952 in Pembroke, NY, a son of the late John and Margaret Morrison McMullen.

Rick was formerly employed by Coca Cola Co. in Batavia and Rochester and retired from R.B. U’Ren Equipment in Rochester. He was a dedicated fan of the Buffalo Bills.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Pappalardo McMullen of Rochester. Step-daughter in law, Brenda (John) Crabtree of Virginia and grandchildren Katelyn Crabtree of Buffalo and Liam Crabtree of Virginia. Very close friend, Randy Williams of Rochester. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share in a memorial service on Saturday (May 4th) at 2:00pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Open Door Mission, 156 N. Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608 or Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd, Fairport, NY 14450. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to 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.

roberts.jpg  Dennis F. Roberts, 79 of Attica, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born in Buffalo on June 10, 1939 to the late Fredrick (Norma Ruth) Roberts. He is preceded in death by a sister Shirley Limpinsel, brothers-in-law Robert Heller, Matthew “Sonny” Parrish and fur baby Gidget.  

Denny was a member of Attica Volunteer Exempt Fire Department Benevolent Association, WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association and past member of the Mighty St. Joe’s Drum Corp. He retired from Town of Attica Highway Department and was caretaker of St. Vincent’s Cemetery for many years. Denny was a longtime member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish in Attica.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Mary Jane (Parrish) Roberts of Attica; loving daughter Jody (Tim) Lutey of Stafford; beloved Pa to Rachel (Michael) Blecha of East Bethany; Matthew (Emily) Lutey of Batavia; Pop Pops beloved pride and joys, Macey & Preslee Blecha; Kylie & Claire Lutey; fur babies Cabela & CeCe. Beloved siblings, Paul (Linda) Roberts of Michigan; Ronald (Barbara) Roberts of Florida; Daralee (Donald) McCulloch of Attica; Michelle Carr and Frank of Arizona; Yvonne (Rex) Bishop of Colorado; brother-in-law Gene Limpinsel of Elma; sisters-in-law, Ann Heller of Florida; Joann Parrish, Nancy (David) Dimick of Attica; Cathy (James) Perl of Varysburg; Goddaughter Breanna Hummel, along with many loving nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday April 27, 2019 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, 50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011. Denny will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.    

Flowers are gratefully declined, memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011 or to Wings Flights of Hope, P.O. Box 872, Orchard Park, NY 14127. 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.  

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