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Batavia - Barbara L. Donaghue, 79, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly in Largo, Florida.

Miss Donaghue was born December 9, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana, a daughter of the late Roger and Louise Stevens Donaghue.

She was a retired office manager at the New York Life Insurance Company in Receda, California.  A member of Resurrection Parish she graduated from Batavia High School in 1952.

Survivors include her brother, Gerald (Dolores) Donaghue of Batavia; two nephews, Patric Donaghue of Honeoye and Michael Donaghue of Utica and great nieces and nephews.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. To light a candle, share a story or leave a condolence, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

Ruth Elizabeth Arnold

Ruth passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday (May 31, 2015) at the age of 93. She was born in Buffalo on July 19, 1921 to Jerome and Margaret White. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Paul W. Arnold.

She is survived by her three children Lynn (James) Mancuso, Gary (Delia) Arnold, and Dale (Dawn) Arnold. She leaves behind seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel at Acacia Park Cemetery in Tonawanda, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 E.Main St., Corfu, NY.

Stafford - Shirley Arlene Acheson Lang, 86, of Stafford, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 31, 2015, as was her wish, surrounded by her family. 

She was born March 4, 1929 in Buffalo, to the late George and Edna L. Eick Acheson. 

She graduated from Batavia High School in 1947 after surviving Polio and spending two years in Children's Hospital in Buffalo.  She later married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Ernest W. Lang on June 28, 1953.  They made their life together residing in Stafford, raising a family for nearly 62 years.   She was a faithful member of the New Apostolic Church since 1949.  She will always be remembered for her kindness, putting her children first and being a faithful and devoted wife.  She was a lover of animals, gardening, antiques, shopping, and all things "on sale".  She appreciated the small things in life and taught her family much about being grateful to have each other.  Having survived a battle with Polio and the loss of her mother as a young girl, she possessed a deep sense of compassion and empathy for others.  

She is survived by her loving husband and was the devoted mother of Lorene R. (Michael) Knapp of Jamestown, Marc E. (Nancy) Lang of Overland Park, KS and George A. Lang of Independence, MO; and proud grandmother of Matthew M. Komula, Julie A. (Eric) Eckberg, Allison E. Knapp, all of Jamestown; Catherine A. Lang, Ryan M. Lang and Andrew E. Lang, all of Overland Park, KS; Bradley W. Lang of Olathe, KS; Chad A. Lang  and daughter-in-law Lesley Lang, both of Johnstown, CO.  She was great-grandmother of Mallory, Elyse, and Benjamin Eckberg of Jamestown. 

Other survivors include sisters-in-law Elizabeth Lang of Batavia and Ruth Hemry of Bergen; brother-in law, Fred Born of Rochester; cousins Anita (Walter) Gibala of Stockton, and Rosmarie Acheson of Batavia and many nieces and nephews.  

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her infant daughter, Lisa Ann Lang (1957) and half-brother, Kenneth J. Biro of Niagara Falls, NY, brother-in-law, Walter Lang of Batavia, sister-in-law, Helen Lang of Spencerport, brother-in-law, Herbert Hemry of Bergen and cousin Gerald Acheson of Batavia. 

Calling hours are Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at New Apostolic Church, 750 Marshall Road, Rochester.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. 

The family suggests memorials may be made to Home Care & Hospice, 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

moscicki_dorothy_photo_1.jpgDorothy A. Moscicki, 84 of Castile, passed away peacefully on Monday (June 1, 2015) in Warsaw, NY at the home of her daughter.

She was born September 7, 1930 in Lackawanna, NY, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Klimowicz.

Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her late husband. Fishing together on Oneida Lake was pure enjoyment for each of them. She also enjoyed gardening and tinkering outside of her home.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond J. Moscicki who died on May 2, 2008.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle “Mickey” O’Brien of Warsaw. Son, Gerald Moscicki of Cowlesville.  Seven grandchildren, Robert Jr., Shane, Clint and Katy O’Brien, James and Jessica Moscicki and Carol Magoffin. Sisters in-law, Rose Jacques and Esther Moscicki of Batavia.  Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCNADREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where funeral services will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 7pm.

Interment will be private in Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery in Darien, NY. Memorial contributions may be offered in Dorothy's name to a charity of the donor's preference. 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 & PROPRIETOR.

Sandy Springs, Georgia - Richard Joseph Gentner, formerly of Batavia, born April 24, 1936 in Batavia, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Atlanta, after his courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Richard was 79 years old.

He is survived by his son, Chris Gentner Sr.(Heather) of Sandy Springs, Georgia and his daughter, Dea Gentner, of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his grandson, Christopher Daniel Jr. "CJ" Gentner, and granddaughter, Kyleigh Elizabeth Gentner, both of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Merna Gentner of Batavia of Batavia and his sister, Patricia Ellen Gentner of Washington, DC.

Friends may call on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Graveside services, with full military honors, will follow the visitation at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia at 10 a.m. Richard faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to fight ALZ at http://act.alz.org/goto/RichardGentner. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Coolidge, AZ - Geraldine M. Sims, 52, of Coolidge, AZ, formerly of Pavilion, passed away Wednesday, (May 13, 2015) in Arizona.

Mrs. Sims was born May 20, 1962 in Batavia, a daughter of Donald and Mona (Orr) Griswold, of Pavilion.

Geraldine was a graduate of Pavilion High School and was a Cub Scout den mother and enjoyed volunteering at her son's school.  She was active in youth soccer in Arizona and loved to travel.

Surviving along with her parents are her husband, Matthew Sims; her son, Joseph Sims; brothers, James (Jeni) Griswold of Cheektowaga, and David Griswold of Gainesville; sisters, Peggy (late Jim) Bianchi of Gates, and Roberta (Philip) Tracy of Pavilion.  Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

There will be no prior visitation.  Family and Friends are invited to a graveside service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday (June 6, 2015) at Stafford Rural Cemetery, Transit Road, Stafford.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

derekjeter_0.jpgGloria A. Kern, 93, of Bennington died peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Wyoming Co. Community Hospital in Warsaw, New York.

Gloria was born November 17, 1921 in Bennington, New York, daughter of  the late Roy and Mildred Kilian.  Gloria worked various jobs during her life including Bell Aircraft during WWII.  She eventually retired from the Food Service Department at the Attica High School. Gloria was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Attica and the church's Prayer
and Share Group.  She loved playing cards and watching the NY Yankees, especially her favorite player, Derek Jeter.  Many good times were spent with family at her brother's cottage on Silver Lake.  She also enjoyed occasional junkets to Las Vegas with family and friends.

Gloria was predeceased by her first husband, Richard E. Jensen; secord husband, Arthur F. Kern, Sr.; daughter, Judith Jensen; daughter-in-law, Eva Wheeler-Kern; brothers Lynn Kilian, William Kilian and Neal Kilian, and sisters Jean Reiner Nugent, Louine Druck, and Norma Kilian.

Gloria is survived by her sister, Shirley Midkiff of Attica, and sister-in-law, Ilah Kilian of Wisconsin; her children Richard (Norma) Jensen of Bennington, Wendy Jensen of Attica, Lori (Charles) Mattice of Johnsonburg, Patricia (Rob) Frew of Attica, Arthur Jr. (Mary) Kern of
Bennington, William (Lori) Kern of Varysburg; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church, 75 Main St., Attica, NY on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Her ashes will be interred at the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton St. Rd., Bennington, NY, following the Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Methodist Church in Attica or the Bennington Volunteer Ambulance Fund, 1353 Rt. 354, Attica, NY 14011. 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.

Niagara Falls - Eddie L. Miles, Sr., 73, of Niagara Falls, formerly of Batavia, departed this life on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

He was born February 17, 1942 in Roba, Alabama to William, Sr. and Estella Lee Miles.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing, and truly loved every day of his life.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 51 years, Bertha M. Miles; six children, Sandra (Ron) Horne of Colquitt, Georgia, Duane Edward (Stacey) Miles, Sr. of Niagara Falls, Stacy Miles-McNeill of Niagara Falls, Shawn Miles of Rochester,  Eddie L. (Pop) Miles, Jr. of Georgia  and  Serena Martinez of Northport, Florida; two brothers, Willie Adams of OH and William Miles of Somerville; two sisters,  Hattie (Benjamin) Ligon of Elba and Ethel Miles of Rochester;  a sister-in-law, Sara (Tobe) Green of Donalsonville, Georgia; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his son, Derrick Miles of Miami, Florida and his siblings, Frank Swanson, Lee Miles, Annie B. Crimes, Essie Owens, Missouri Whiteside and Cora Allison.

Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. His home going service will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 516 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Helen Teresa (Tuloweicki) Del Plato of Batavia passed away Friday morning May 29, 2015 at age 92. She was the beloved wife of nearly sixty-four years of the late Lewis T. Del Plato, former city councilman and council president and Genesee County Legislator, who died in 2006.

Helen was born in Medina, the daughter of Pelagia (Krukowski) and Anthony Tulowiecki. She was the youngest in a family of two brothers: Joseph (Victoria Lucas) Tulowiecki ("Touhey") of Clarendon, NY; William (Jane Szymanski) of Lancaster and four other sisters: Amelia (Charles Coushaine) of Buffalo, Jenny (George Beacham) of Buffalo and Lorain, OH; Martha (Karl Schultz) of Medina, and Florence. She also had four brothers-in-law: Carmen (Mildred); Peter (Margie); Daniel (Mary); and Angelo, sons of Michael and Raffaella DelPlato, all of Batavia.

She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Medina High School in 1940. After raising eight children she graduated from Genesee Community College in 1979 with an AA degree in nursing.

Helen and Lew were married September 15, 1942. She worked for a short time as a secretary at Dohler Die Company. During WWII she was employed at Curtiss-Wright in Buffalo as a member of the secretarial pool. Then she installed clocks and altimeters in cockpits of P-40 air fighter planes and constructed carriers for "belly tanks" used to hold supplemental fuel. Helen and her husband worked at Del's grocery store, which they owned in Medina from 1944-46. Together they founded the Deluxe Machine and Tool Company in Batavia in 1957, where she was the secretary and treasurer. Before her marriage she worked as a medical secretary to surgeon Howard Lawrence in Medina producing transcriptions for medical records. Helen worked at the Wyoming County Community Hospital and the at the New York State School for the Blind as a registered nurse.

Until November 2014, Helen continued to live in the house that she and her husband built themselves in 1949 and where they raised their children. She is survived by six daughters: Carole LaValley of Batavia; Judy (Nick) Young of Raleigh, NC; Linda Bishop of Raleigh; Paulette (Timothy) Pickering of Batavia; Dr. Joan (Bryan Goodwin) of South Hadley, MA; and Ruth of Batavia, and two sons: Lewis Thomas (Lisa Gugino) of Webster, NY; and William (Dr. Elizabeth Richardson) of Gersham, OR. She had fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

Helen was an avid golfer and ladies club champion in the mid-1960's at both Terry Hills and Batavia Country Club (Byron Meadows) golf courses. She had a hole-in-lone in 1984. She also enjoyed bridge, bowling, ballroom dancing and walking. She was fluent in Polish, studied Italian and traveled to Italy twice with her husband Lew. Most recently, she participated regularly in Silver Sneakers exercise program at the YMCA since 2004; she was the program's oldest participant.

The family will be present from 4-7 PM on Sunday May 31, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:30 AM Monday June 1 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish. Memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved Lew in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

   Please leave your words of comfort to Helen's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF HELEN T. DEL PLATO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

flag.jpgEvan N. Hinrich, 70, of Dalton passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 3, 1945 in Warsaw to the late Clarence (Doris Collister) Hinrich.  Evan is preceded in death by his sisters Gloria Bunch and Denise Hinrich.

Evan served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1968. He retired from Markin Tubing where he was a Tool & Die Maker for over 30 years. In his free time, Evan loved fishing and golf and shared a special love for music.  

Evan is survived by his loving wife Esther (Beardsley) Hinrich of Dalton; his children James (Cheryl) Hinrich of Dalton, Michael (Renee) Hinrich of Nunda. Lisa Hinrich of Dalton, Wendy (Jeremie) Fox of Dalton and David (Danielle) Hinrich of Cleveland; brother Kevin (Darlene) Hinrich of Wyoming; sisters Karen (Robert) Moyer of Perry, Gail Ayers of Perry and Linda (Fran) Badman of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 2-4PM & 7-9PM on Monday June 1, 2015 at New Testament Church 7080 Standpipe Rd. Perry, NY 14530. A 1:00 PM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday June 2nd at the church. He will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery in Dalton.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

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