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zinni.jpg  Lydia V. Zinni, a long time former resident of Batavia, passed away on March 19, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL. Lydia was born on May 14, 1922 in New York City. She was the only child of Ernesto and Mary Bertone.

She enjoyed many outdoor activities including horseback riding, tennis, cross country skiing, and ice skating. She always believed that exercise was important and was taking aerobic classes into her 80’s! Lydia was an excellent cook and advocated healthy meals even before it was the fad! She made everything from scratch. Her pie crusts were unbeatable and her strawberry rhubarb pies will not be forgotten. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed sewing costumes and clothing for her daughters, and even tackled re-upholstering furniture. Lydia also enjoyed traveling throughout the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and several Caribbean Islands. Prior to marrying the love of her life, Donald Zinni, in 1950, and moving to Batavia, she was an executive secretary at the Montgomery Ward Headquarters in NYC. Lydia was a devoted and loving wife and mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was the most important thing in her life. Her loving and caring ways will be cherished forever.

Lydia is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Donald; her daughters & son in laws: Lynne Stager (John), Virginia Reist (Charles), Paula Reeger (Terry); seven grandchildren: Kevin Stager, Maria Stager, Erik Reeger, Erin Katzman (Andy), Danielle Dallas (Scott), Rachel Reist, and Harland ( Andrea) Reist; six great grandchildren: Mollie, Ian,& Margaret Dallas, Hailey Reist, Jacob & Micah Katzman. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Rose Marie Szadek and Elizabeth Zinni, and brother-in-law George Massar, along with several nieces and nephews.

Lydia was a faithful member of St. Anthony Church and Ascension Parish. She was a wonderful role model for her daughters. Lydia enjoyed life and was always up for a good time. She will be sadly missed.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday April 27, 2019 at Ascension Parish 15 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020. Mrs. Zinni will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

The family requests no flowers. The family kindly requests that memorials in Lydia’s memory be made to The Sisters of Mercy NY, PA, Pacific West Community Development Office 625 Abbott Rd. Buffalo, NY 14220-2092 www.sisterofmercy.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.

William Joseph Ward  William Joseph Ward, 87 of Perry, passed away on Sunday April 14, 2019 at his home. He was born in Hume, NY on April 4, 1932 a son to the late Warren and Minnie (Burkart) Ward.

He was a graduate of Castile High School. Bill worked for the Conable and Southview Farms in Castile for many years retiring at the age of 85. He loved farming and his family.

He is survived by his wife Eileen (MacQuarrie) Ward whom he married on Nov. 30, 1985, 2 daughters Brenda Converse of Harrison, NY and Rebecca Arft of Piffard, NY, 2 sons: Keith Ward of Hawaii, Dennis (Kathy) Ward of South Carolina, 3 brothers: Arnold Ward, Warren “Jr.” (Zieska) Ward and Raymond (Charlene) Ward all of Castile, 4 grandchildren Gary G. Converse II, Charissa J. Converse, Robert William Converse, Keneke Keka Ward, 6 great grandchildren Devin Donnelly, Cohen Donnelly Elizabeth Donnelly, Nicholas Converse, Gary G. Converse III and Dakota Converse, along with several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parent he is preceded in death by a sister Betty Livingston and sister-in-law Patricia Ward.

Family and friends may call from 11:00AM-1:00PM at Eaton Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530 on Monday April 22, 2019, where Funeral Services will follow at 1:00PM at the Funeral Home. William will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family. 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.

Joseph M. Cobb, 25 of Perry passed away on Saturday April 13, 2019 at his home. Joseph was born in Dansville, NY on June 15, 1993 a son of Monique (Veilleux) Welch and James M. Cobb.
He was a graduate of Wayland-Cohocton High School.

Joseph was employed by Creative Foods in Perry and had previously worked for a greenhouse in Springwater. He enjoyed landscaping and gardening.

He is survived by a son: Carter James Cobb, his parents: Monique (Adam) Welch of Cohocton, James M. Cobb of Hunt, girlfriend: Megan Heap of Attica, grandmother: Christine (Paul) Dieter of Perry, 2 sisters: Morgan L. Cobb of Nebraska, Cerabeth L. Galloway of Corning, 2 brothers: Donald D. Cobb of Farmington, James C. Cobb of Hunt, along with several Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 1:00-2:00PM on Wednesday April 24, 2019  at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530, whereFuneral Services will follow at 2:00PM at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude 501St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.  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_nielsen.jpgMARY S. NIELSEN ~ Age 69, of Batavia, died peacefully Sunday morning April 14, 2019 at the Unity Hospital in Greece, NY. Mary was born March 11, 1950 in Rochester, NY to the late George J. and Rhoda J. (Weeks) Dash, Jr.

Mary was retired from the Eastman Kodak Co. and DeRidder Inc., enjoyed gardening, sitting in her Sunbeam, cooking and watching her cooking shows, Candy Crush w/friends among other pasttimes. Her greatest joy was her family and time spent with them.

Surviving is her loving companion of 34 years, Allen McFollins of Batavia; devoted daughters, Stacey McJury of Ft. Myers and children, Samuel Y. Dennis, IV and Alicia J. Perez; Kristen (Michael Guerinot) Hawkins of Rochester and children, Cori A. (Jose Berrios, Jr.) Brimacomb, Zachery D. (Jordan) Brimacomb & Alexis Guerinot; brother, Bud Dash of Rochester, NY; her companions children, Jason McFollins, Aaron (Ashley) McFollins both of Batavia and their children, Jamaicia, Tequira, Memphis, Jayda, Mason, Ayden, Javin and Carter; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Javier, Jose III “Chuie” and Ellie, “Ms. Ellie” along with a host of friends.

Mary’s family will be present from 1 – 3p.m. Saturday April 20, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 3p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Rochester Chapter of the JDRF 1200 Scottsville Rd. Suite 100 Rochester, New York 14624.

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

THE FAMILY OF MARY S. NIELSEN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

JUNE A. PUNDT ~ Age 84, formerly of Elba, died peacefully Saturday April 13, 2019 at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. June was born in Batavia, NY on June 29, 1934, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Neth) Thompson also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Earl F. Pundt in 2014 and siblings, David Thompson and Doris Thompson.

June worked at the former Elba Drug Store and Grundler’s Bakery in Batavia, and a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s). She is remembered as a wonderful mother who enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, word search and coloring.

June is survived by her devoted children, Cheryl (Steve) Young and Donald (Kathy McElfresh) Pundt all of Batavia; sister, Lorraine Coppini of Batavia along with two nieces, Nancy and Cathy Coppini.

At June’s request funeral services will be held privately by the family. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020.

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

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


David S. Sallome, 58 of Batavia, passed away peacefully at Premier Genesee Rehab & Nursing Center on Palm Sunday, April 14th, surrounded by his family, after a 5 year battle with cancer. He was born on December 18th, 1960 to Samuel J. and MaryJane (Pappalardo) Sallome. 
If you knew Dave, you knew that he rarely put himself before others. He would do anything for anyone. He was such a kind soul and was loved by many. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time visiting with his family and friends who meant the world to him. He worked as a mechanic for many years until joining his brother at Sallome Heating where he worked until his illness prevented him from doing so. 
Surviving along with his parents are three brothers, John (Marianne); Stephen (Penny) and Samuel II (Jaime) all of Batavia, along with several nieces and nephews; Adam, Maria, Jenna, Stephen Jr, Emily, John, Jr., Samuel III, Emma and one great niece, Alivia. 
David, even in death, wanted to help others, so he donated his body to the University at Buffalo Medical Research Center. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorials for David are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance C/O United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North St., Batavia NY 14020 or to a Charity of the donor’s choice. 

 

OAKFIELD - Helen M. Mansfield, 91, died peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2019 at home.  

Mrs. Mansfield was born July 31, 1927, in Ashville, Pa, - a daughter of the late Charles and Colletta Moran.

After high school graduation, Helen was employed at the Publix Shirt Corporation in PA.  She retired after 20 years from the United States Postal Service where she was employed, first as a rural route/mail carrier and then a window clerk - a job she loved.

She was a National Active and Retired Federal Employee (NARFE) member and a long-standing member of the American Legion Post No. 262 in Basom, NY.

She loved taking care of her family and home, and really enjoyed golfing.  Helen was a longtime member of St., Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecelia's Site in Oakfield, NY.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Paul, who passed away in 2011, and her son, Kenneth in 2001.  She is survived by her daughter Paulette (David) Brown and two grandchildren, Samuel and Natalie, who were her pride and joy.  Several nieces and nephews as well.

Mrs. Mansfield is preceded in death by her sisters, Olive, Janet, and Marge.

There will be no prior calling hours.  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 

Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY.  Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

BATAVIA - Joseph Michael Marranco, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at home in Batavia.

Joseph was born January 17, 1971, in Buffalo, a son of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Kornell) Marranco.

He found his calling in the culinary arts as he was a talented chef that truely enjoyed cooking.

He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by his son, Joseph Michael Marranco of Batavia; his wife, Kimberly Montemarano Marranco of Batavia; sister, Eve (Kenneth) Powers of Yorkshire; 2 brothers, Paul (Kathleen) Marranco of Cheektowaga and Sam (Stephanie) Marranco of Buffalo; father-in-law, David Montemarano of FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.         

Private Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joseph's memory may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Inst., P.O Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-9856.  Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

everhart.jpgSusan M. Everhart, 66 of Batavia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born September 5, 1952 in Niagara Falls, NY; to the late Stuart (Phyllis Clark) Moffatt. She is preceded in death by an infant son.

Susan was very artistic with crafts, especially sewing and needlepoint. She was an avid reader and a fantastic cook.  Susan was a brave and courageous woman who battled MS for over 40 years. Even given the limitations of her body she still had a smile and a positive attitude. She will truly be missed.

She is survived by her loving husband George Everhart, her two daughters Sarah Beard & Deborah Snow, her grandchildren Erin & Anthony Snow her loving brother Ronald Moffatt and her dear friend Stacey Ziminski who loved and cared for her as if she were her own mother for the last 9 years.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Graveside Service will take place at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssoiciety.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 - Donald William Brinkman, 74, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at home surrounded by family while under HomeCare & Hospice.

Don was born in Batavia on August 11, 1944, to the late Holden and Loretta (Woolever) Brinkman. 

He served honorably with the United States Army from 1965 to 1967.  He then returned to his previous employment at Lapp Insulator until he retired from there in 2009.  Don will be remembered as a hardworking, quiet, loving family man.  He very much enjoyed family gatherings and cherished time spent with his three young granddaughters, especially fun at "Grandpa's" pool.

Surviving are his devoted wife, Janet (German) Brinkman, whom he married on November 6, 1965; his loving daughter, Julie Brinkman of Batavia; his son, Rodney (Sabrina) Brinkman of Seneca, SC; three granddaughters, Kirsten, Sara and Caitlyn Brinkman also of South Carolina; two sisters, Barbara Brown and Bonnie (Larry) Horine, of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Brinkman of Bergen; a brother-in-law, David (Marjorie) German of Batavia; a sister-in-law, Maureen German of Tennessee and many nieces, nephews and cousins.      

Donald was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Richard Brinkman Sr., Dennis and Kathleen Brinkman and Carl and Elaine Brinkman.

Calling hours are Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  Donald will be laid to rest with full military honors in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials in Donald's memory may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

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