Local Matters

Recent comments

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

Elba - Donald Scroger, 80, of Elba, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, (October 7, 2015) at the United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mr. Scroger was born March 11, 1935 in Batavia, a son of the late Louis and Catherine (Merch) Scroger.

He is the husband of Kay (Neth) Scroger, of Elba.  The two were married in 1968.

In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by three brothers, Marvin (Shelia) Scroger of Lancaster, Clifford (Betsy) Scroger of MD, and Duane (Roberta) Scroger of Oakfield.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Richard Scroger.

There will be no visitation and services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

eatonwatsong1_0.jpgRichard Wyburn Scharet Jr, age 49, of Castile died on Monday October 5, 2015 from injuries suffered in a truck accident. He was born in Warsaw, New York on August 16, 1966 a son of Richard (Linda) Scharet Sr, of Castile and the late Barbara (Greene) Scharet.

Richard served with the US Army from 1985-1990 Based in Manhiem, Germany.
He was a graduate of Letchworth Central School. He worked at Alstom Signaling for 19 years as a software engineer, and was recently working for Schreiberdale Farms in Perry. Richard was a lifetime member of the Old Orchard Beach Taxpayers association, where he served as President for many years. He enjoyed hunting, boating, four wheeling and playing euchre at the sportsman’s club. He was an outgoing, talkative man who enjoyed doting on his wife and children. He enjoyed his family to the fullest.

He is survived by his Wife of 29 years Elizabeth (Stowell) Scharet; daughters Amanda Scharet of Rochester, Jessica Scharet of Perry and Alexandra Scharet of Castile; father-in-law Clayton “Beeper” (Brenda) Stowell of Silver Springs; sister: Roxanne Scharet of Castile; brother: Robert Scharet of Ocala, Fl.; step-sisters Casey (Jason Rhinehart) Wolcott of Silver Springs, Carey Cartwright of Perry; step-brothers David (Shelly) Connelly of Perry, Daniel (Tina) Connelly of Tampa, Fl.,brothers-in-law William Stowell of Perry, Raymond (Heidi) Stowell of Rochester, David (Kristy) Stowell of Perry, Christopher (Angel) Stowell of Silver Springs, Keith (Bobby) Muhlenbeck of Lockport, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 4-8pm on Thursday October 8th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry.Funeral services will be held on Friday October 9th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation www.nationalbreastcancer.org or to the Livingston Wyoming ARC www.lwarc.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.

eatonwatsong2.jpgJacqueline "Jackie" Wojtas, age 72, of Perry died on Monday October 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 19, 1943 a daughter of the late Val( Rose Ploster) Breitfuss. She is preceded in death by brothers Donald and James Breitfuss.

Jackie was a secretary for the former Champion Products in Perry and a bartender for the Perry VFW and the former Moose Club and Dom Polski’s in Perry. She is a member of the Perry VFW, former member of Dom Ploski’s and the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, playing dart and cards. She and her husband were founding members of the Oldie But Goodie Car Club in Perry.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years Robert whom she married on March 3, 1962; two children Laurieann (Thomas) Rogala of Chandler, AZ. and James Wojtas of Perry; two brother-in-laws Arthur Wojtas of Penfield and Ronald (Jill) Wojtas of Brockport; sister-in-law: Judy (Robert) Cox of Perry; two grandchildren Brady and Bryce Rogala of AZ., along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 4-7pm on Friday October 9th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Perry.

(In lieu of flowers) Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 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.

lake_4.jpgRobert E. Brennan, 82, of Perry, NY, died Oct. 3 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, NY. He was born in Nyack, NY, the son of the late Edward (Sonny) and Laura (Abbott) Brennan of Haverstraw and Perry, NY. He is predeceased by a brother, Edward.

Robert grew up in Rockland County, NY. His father was a New York State Palisades Park police sergeant and the family lived within Rockland Lake State Park where Robert developed a lifelong love of nature and caring for birds. Robert graduated from Congers (NY) High School in 1951. He earned an Associate’s Degree in retail business management in 1953 from Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1954-1955. After discharge, he married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Foss, on September 16, 1956. Later, while raising his family and working fulltime, he earned his BS in Economics in 1962 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J. A career accountant, Robert worked for American Cyanamid in New Jersey, Maryland and later on Long Island. He then moved the family to Pulaski, NY to work at Schoeller Technical Papers. In 1972 the family moved to Perry, where Robert worked as CFO for the former Robeson Appliance Div. of Van WYCK International. He then worked for 22 years as comptroller at the Morton Salt Company plant in Silver Springs, NY, before retiring in 1998. For more than 60 years, Robert devoted his spare time to multiple leadership roles in the Knights of Columbus, starting new councils in Hauppauge, NY, and Perry, and serving in its Fourth Degree Color Corps. He was a member of the Bishop McQuaid Assembly based in Rochester NY. Robert also served together with his wife Gloria as a team couple for many years with Worldwide Marriage Encounter, speaking at retreats to hundreds of couples in the greater Rochester area, and on the Bishop’s Pro-Life Committee for the Diocese of Buffalo. He served as a 4-H Club leader, parish council member, church lector and extraordinary minister. In 1976 he ran unsuccessfully for Wyoming County Treasurer.

In addition to his wife Gloria (Foss) of Perry, he is survived by four children Laura (Bill) Pentland of Rocky Hill, CT,  Patrick (Diane) Brennan of Stratford, CT, Kelly (Romualdo) DeSouza of Bloomington, IN, Janel (Alfred) Tillmann of Hyattsville, MD; eight grandchildren Bridget and Jonathan Brennan, both of Brooklyn, NY, Sarah Pentland of Providence, RI,and Emily Pentland of Rocky Hill, CT, Zarya DeSouza of Bloomington, IN, and Joshua, Ava and Nathaniel Tillmann, all of Hyattsville, MD, and cousin, Betty Ann Brady of Orlando, FL.

There are no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, at St. Isidore’s Roman Catholic Church (St. Joseph’s Church), 71 Leicester St., Perry. Entombment will be at the columbarium of St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert’s name to the Letchworth Park Nature Center, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427, or online at www.letchworthnaturecenter.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.

Byron - Mikel A. Anderson, 24, of Lockport, formerly of Byron, passed away suddenly on Monday, (October 5, 2015) at his mother’s home, in Byron.

Mr. Anderson was born March 3, 1991 in Rochester, a son of Basil Scott Anderson of Warsaw and Dawn (Marvin) Anderson of Byron.

Mikel greatly enjoyed helping others that were struggling with their lives.  He worked tirelessly at Lockport Cares and mentored others that had similar experiences as he did.

Surviving along with his parents are a sister, Casandra Anderson of LeRoy; half-brothers, Charles, Joshua, and Zachary Anderson all of Vero Beach, Fla.; a step-brother, Raymond Rosten of Fredonia; a step-sister, Rebecca Rosten of Virginia Beach, VA.  Mikel’s paternal grandmother, Katherine Anderson of Stafford also survives.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Roland and Sandra (Barnard) Marvin as well as his paternal grandfather, Lewis Anderson.

Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Mikel’s Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, (October 10, 2015) at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lockport Cares, PO Box 586, Lockport, NY 14095.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Margaret Ann Morasco, 91, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Crossroads House.

Mrs. Morasco was born September 25, 1924 in Ashley, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Sarah Ann Duffy McCann.

A member of St. Joseph's Church, Mrs. Morasco enjoyed painting, reading, ceramics and writing in her journals.

She will be remembered by her family as being the "quiet one" who loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Michael Morasco, passed away on February 7, 2006. They were married on October 19, 1946.

She is survived by her children, Pat (Ken) Roblee of Corfu, Michael Morasco, Vincent Morasco, Rev. James (Martha) Morasco and  Brian (Teressa) Morasco all of Batavia; four brothers,  Edward McCann of New Hampshire, Joseph McCann of New Jersey,  Fr. Thomas McCann of Scranton, Pennsylvania and  John (Mary) McCann of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; her sister, Patti (Frank) Palumbo of Washington, DC;two brothers-in-law, Greg Hurley of Washington, DC and Frank (Angela) Morasco of Mooresville, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sister, Stella Hurley.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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

flowers.jpgLillian Treat Aylsworth, 88, of Attica passed away Thursday October 1, 2015. She was born May 23, 1927 in Attica to the late Charles and Bernice (Eichenberger) Treat.  She is predeceased by her husband, Robert G. Aylsworth and brothers Robert and Charles Treat.

Lillian was a bookkeeper and retired from Attica Westinghouse.  She was a longtime member of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Attica.

She is survived by her children; Robert G.(Kathleen) Aylsworth Jr. of Attica and Deborah (James) Wood of Attica; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; sister Carol Hopkins of AZ and brother Norman (Patricia) Treat of FL along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday October 16, 2015 from 3-7PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday the 17th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 30 Favor St. Attica.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 30 favor St. Attica. 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.

Rocky River, Ohio - Evelyn Frances Harloff, 89, of Rocky River, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Normandy Manor Skilled Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Harloff was born January 11, 1926 in Elba, a daughter of the late Clark B. Churchill and Bessie A. Conniber Churchill.

Evelyn's mother died of pneumonia when she was a child. Life was hard on the farm, electricity and running water were in the future and at age 10, Evelyn was working with horses in the field with her dad.

She graduated from Elba high school, and then waited until she was 18 to marry because she didn't want to ask for permission. Evelyn married a farmer and trucker, Wesley James Harloff on January 13, 1944. He passed away on May 16, 1999.

After his passing, Evelyn lived in Bradenton with her son, Larry until 2006. She then moved to North Olmsted, Ohio and lived with her son Gary and daughter-in-law Sally until 2012. Her eyesight had been diminishing so she became a resident of Normandy Care Center in 2012.

She was a professing Christian and also enjoyed music, dancing and putting puzzles together.

Survivors include three sons; Gary James Harloff of North Olmsted, Ohio, Richard Roy Harloff of South Africa, and Larry Francis Harloff of Bradenton, Florida; nine grandchildren, June Harloff of Ohio, Eve (Rob) Eacott of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Susan (Matthew) Boothe of St. Petersburg, Florida, Nancy Harloff of North Olmsted, Ohio, Morgan Harloff of Boston, Massachusetts, Mason Harloff of San Diego, California, George Harloff of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wesley and William Harloff both of Orlando Florida; four great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Jessica and Victoria Eacott of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Grant Boothe of St. Petersburg, Florida.

She is the youngest and last surviving of eight children; Floyd A. (Joyce) Churchill, Laura Mae (Jack) Wilcox and Carmon, Dorothy A. (Everett) Johnson, Marion E. (Elmer) Wilks, Virginia (Fred) Pilgrim, Alice E. (John) Griswold and (Archy) Oltz and Harold E. Churchill.

There are no prior visiting hours. Friends and family are invited to graveside services on Saturday, October 10th at 2:30 p.m. at Grand View Cemetery, 86 Clinton Street, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Ann Pauline Falsioni, 99 of Franklin, TN and formerly of Akron, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday (October 2, 2015) at the Claiborne-Hughes Health Center in Franklin, TN.

She was born in Akron, NY on August 27, 1916, the 6th child in a family of 8 children, daughter of the late Dominic and Rita Paolinelli Falsioni.

Ann was a graduate of Akron High School and worked as a stenographer for the Strippit-Houdaille Co. for 24 years and retiring in 1981. She was a lifetime member of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church and was a longtime volunteer at the Akron-Newstead Senior Center. Ann enjoyed walking, reading and history, and her travels throughout the United States and Europe, especially Italy and Switzerland with her good friend Irma Fox. She was a loyal and lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the N.Y. Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. Ann was always with a happy, upbeat disposition which could be noticed in her wonderful smile.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Andrew, Otto, Leo, Daniel and Peter Falsioni, Mary Medole and Gloria Kruse.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (October 6th) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10:00am at St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Buell St., Akron. Interment will take place in St. Teresa’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Akron Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Rd., Akron, NY 14001.  Expressions of condolence 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 & PROPRIETOR.

 

 

Elizabeth A. Harrington, 66 of Akron, passed away peacefully on Friday (October 2, 2015) at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.

She was born June 21, 1949, daughter of the late Roland and Ruth Schumacher Laese.

Elizabeth was formerly employed as an L.P.N. for the Erie County Home and Infirmary prior to her retirement. She was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Auxiliary  in Akron. She enjoyed reading, shuffleboard, crocheting and NASCAR racing, where her favorite racer was Dale Earnhardt, Jr.. She was a very humorous individual and enjoyed being with her grandchildren, especially her grandson Isaac whose football games she would attend regularly. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Harrington who died in 2009 and son, James Groff.

Survivors include her sons, John Groff and Raymond (Jennifer) Groff of Akron. Daughter, Laurie (Eric) Schmidt of Akron. Daughter in-law, Elizabeth Groff of South Carolina. Grandchildren, Vincent Groff, Kristin Groff, Jacob Groff, Ian Groff and Isaac Schmidt. Brothers, Richard (Anne) Laese of Florida and Albert (Andi) Laese of Ohio.

Family and friends are invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (October 4th) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. A funeral service will be Monday 1:00pm at the funeral home.

Expressions of condolences 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 & PROPIETOR.

 

 

Pages

Copyright © 2008-2022 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button

News Break