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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.


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.


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.  

Laura (Martin) Walrath,  passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy, NY.

Laura was born on November 13, 1926 in Avon, NY, a daughter of the late Eldon and Florence Lee. Laura is predeceased by her husband Howard and her brothers, Raymond and Eldon Lee, Jr.

Laura is survived by her daughter Jill Smith (Michael Mager) and granddaughter Meghan Gallagher. 

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family invites donations in Laura’s memory to the YWCA of Genesee County, 301 North Street, Batavia, NY. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street Corfu, NY.

Betty D. Sobczak, 88, of Corfu, passed away with her family by her side on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.
Betty was born on June 16, 1930, in Batavia, the loving daughter of the late Myron and Jessie (Pfennig) Dieter, of Corfu. She attended and graduated from Williamsville schools just before they moved to their farm in 1948.
Betty married Bernard F. Sobczak October 9, 1954, at Holy Name of Mary Church in East Pembroke. They resided at their “little slice of heaven” to this day on the family farm.
Betty retired in 1995 from M&T Bank in Corfu after 38 years as a teller and secretary. After retiring she was able to spend even more time enjoying the family that she built as it continued to grow to include three great-grandchildren; Taylor, Ethan and Loxley. As well as her spoiled grand dogs; Cloey, Otis, Callie, Murphy, and Earl.
She enjoyed life to the fullest, always putting family first. If she wasn’t in the kitchen cooking, you could find her watching QVC or in her beloved “beer garden” enjoying her family or her favorite view of the farm.
She is survived by: her best friend and devoted husband of 64 years, Bernard Sobczak; son John (Diane Smith) Sobczak; daughter Julie (Richard) Allein; granddaughter Loni (Randy) Fancher; grandson, Andy Sobczak; granddaughter Kelsey (Nick) Stephan; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends and Family are invited to call at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 E. Main Street, Corfu on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24th at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church (Holy Name of Mary site) 8656 Church St., East Pembroke, followed by internment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo General Hospice Care, Evergreen Hill Cemetery or the family.

patsy.jpg  Patsy Palermo, 89, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the Premier Genesee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on November 29, 1929 in Elba, NY to the late Anthony and Lena (Marbella) Palermo. In addition to his parents, Patsy is predeceased by his son-in-law; Joseph Fragnito; siblings James Palermo, Betty Palermo, Florence Smith,  brother Onofrieo (Barbara) Palermo, Rose (Eugene) Marcello.

Patsy was a self-employed Muck Farmer working in the family business in Elba for many years and was also a machinist at Delco Products for over 28 years. He was a member of the St. Nicholas Club, the Holy Name Society, an alter server and a member of St. Joseph’s RC Church. Patsy was an avid sports enthusiast. He dedicated much of his life to research for spinal injuries through the Miami Project. He loved to sing, dance and make Sunday sauce. Patsy will forever be remembered as a steady family man, a loyal, respected, devoted and loved husband, father, grandpa, Nanu and friend. Everyone loved Patsy.

Mr. Palermo is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 65 years; Virginia (Gringer) Palermo of Batavia; children Patty A. Fragnito of Batavia; James (Nancy) Palermo of Batavia and Ricky Palermo of Batavia; siblings Carm (late Larry) Dunn of Chili, JoAnn (Edward) McDonnell of Rochester and Carol (late James) Gagliano of CA.; brother in law Donald Smith of Churchville; granddaughters Jamie M. (Eric) Peskor, Amy (Greg) Ciszak and Annie Palermo DPT; great-grandchildren Luke Peskor, Lena and Wesley Ciszak, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday April 23, 2019 from 12:00PM-1:45PM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s site) 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020, where a 2:00PM Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow visitation. Patsy will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis http://www.themiamiproject.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.

angelo_pettinella_2.jpgAngelo V. Pettinella ~ of Batavia, 84, entered eternal peace with Jesus Christ on Thursday (April 18, 2019) at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation after a lengthy illness. He was born in Batavia on July 23, 1934, to the late Dominick and Theresa (Mastriano) Pettinella. He married his high school sweetheart, Carole Barone, on Feb. 20, 1954 at St. Anthony’s Church. They raised three sons and were married for nearly 60 years until her death on Nov. 14, 2013.

Angelo worked for the Pettinella Family onion business in his younger years, before embarking on a 30-year career as a long-distance truck driver with an impeccable driving record. After that, he helped his son, David, with his business, Dave’s Trucking and Dave’s Produce in Elba, for several years before retiring due to health concerns.

He was an avid fan of all professional sports, rooting for the Yankees and Knicks while growing up and then teams from Boston (Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics) in his later years. A passionate, generous and caring man, he took pride in all the accomplishments of his sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Angelo was predeceased by his son, David (July 22, 2007); grandson, David Jr. (Aug. 30, 2005); brothers, Louis Caiazza and Dominic (Don Taylor); sister and brother-in-law, Antoinette (Joseph “Jack”) Versaggi, and sister-in-law, Judith Barone.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael (Wendy) Pettinella of Batavia, and Thomas (Betsy) Pettinella of Pittsford; brother and sister-in-law, Charles (Margaret) Pettinella of Rochester; brother-in-law, Anthony (Marge) Barone of Batavia; grandchildren, Teressa Pettinella of Batavia, Leanna (Dan) DiRisio of Batavia; Philip (Ali) Pettinella and Matthew (Meghan) Chartraw, both of Charlotte, N.C.; Adam (Mackenzie) Pettinella of Chili, and Bryan (Rebecca Morse) Pettinella of Batavia; Kelly (Jared Chaddock) Cudney and Jennifer (Clinton Anderson) Cudney of Batavia; great-grandchildren, Christian Peek, Jenae Colkey, Haylee Thornley, Vincent DiRisio, Luciana DiRisio, Brycen Pettinella, Gage Pettinella, Renzo Pettinella, all of Batavia; Leah and Aubrey Chartraw of Charlotte, N.C.; Gio Pettinella of Charlotte, N.C.; Brecken Pettinella of North Chili; nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service for the family will be held. Memorials in Angelo’s name can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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





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