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Albion - Charles A. Price, 61, of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Price was born August 24, 1953 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a son of Jean Jackson Price of Byron and the late Arthur Price.

Charlie enjoyed photography and traveling with his family. His true passion was boating and being out on the water. Charlie said he "felt closest to God while on the water."

Surviving along with his mother are his sister, Margaret J. (late Robert) Hayes of Byron; two brothers, John B. (Kari Simonetti) Price of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Kenneth A. (Ann) Price of Greeley, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Kathy Cromwell Price of Memphis, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends including Rich (Jodi) Gaines of Albion.

He is predeceased by his brother David L. Price.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Orchard Youth Sailing, 1103 Archbald Drive, Waterport, New York 14571. 

To light a candle, leave a condolence or share a story, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Louise R. Rees, 93, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday, March 29, 32015 in the comfort of her home with family by her side. Born November 22, 1921 in Rome, New York, Louise was the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Ruth Plato Wales. On August 26, 1944 she married Arland B. Rees, who predeceased her in death in January of 2013. She is also preceded in death by her father-in-law David A. Rees; Mothers-in law Mabel Rees and Shirley Rees; brothers Howard C., Leonard C. and Louis C. Wales and grandson Joshua David.

Louise graduated in 1940 from West Moreland Central High School; Rome, New York. She held 3 different positions at Houghton College; Secretary to the Dean of the college, Secretary of the Public Relations Office and Secretary to the Church of Relations Director. She was also Church Secretary at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Williamsville, Woolworth Memorial Methodist Church in Great Bend, Clyde Methodist Church in Clyde and East Bethany Presbyterian Church in East Bethany. She retired in 1998. Louise attended First Wesleyan Church and Northgate Free Methodist Church Both in Batavia. Louise was a very beloved person and Christian Example. She loved her family deeply and took much joy in helping others! Her smile was radiant and touched your heart.

Louise is survived by her children John A. (Kim) Rees of Batavia; Carol L. (Paul) Ensell of Belmont; 4 grandchildren David G. Rees of Batavia, Kelli (Jamie) McClurg of Warsaw, Tomas J. Ensell of Belmont, Cara M. Ensell of Elmira.

An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Monday April 6, 2015 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Houghton, New York

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northgate Free Methodist Caring Outreach Program 8160 Bank Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Audrey M. Lee, 85, of Batavia passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born July 26, 1929 in Batavia, New York to the late Albert (Laura Coons) Warner. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas M. Lee; sons Lawrence T. and Thomas K. Lee; brothers Gilbert (Betty), Donald and Irving Warner; grandson Richard T. Lee and son-in-law Ronald J. Stepp.

Mrs. Lee worked as a waitress at Steak House, and also worked at Sylvania Factory and Oliver’s Candies. She enjoyed her family, bingo, crossword puzzles and playing cards. She was the Treasure for the Birchwood Committee.

She is survived by her children Gregory (Elsie) Lee of Batavia, Diane Stepp of Batavia; brother Gerald Warner of FL; daughters-in-law Cheryl L. Lee, Louise Lee, Jo Ann Sivecz; sisters-in-law Rose Warner, Florence Fryer, Donna Lee; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday April 2, 2015 from 4 - 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday April 3, 2015 at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cross Roads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

                                 

Irvin H. Berkholder, 66, of Attica passed away Saturday March 28, 2015 at Leo Center for Caring after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 18, 1949 in Batavia, New York to the late Harvey (Rose Amantrano) Berkholder. He is preceded in death by his son Todd Berkholder and brother John Berkholder.

Irvin worked as a Mechanic at Waste Management in Rochester. He enjoyed driving his motorcycle, camping, and working in his garage.

He is survived by his loving wife Marian (McElwain) Berkholder of Attica; son Brad (Lea) Berkholder of Hamburg; daughters Evie Stringham of Attica, Cheryle Walline of Clarence, Carrie Varno of Avon, Christine Harper of Webster; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society https://donate.cancer.org .  For more information please call 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.

Corfu - Dorothy R. Wells, 88, of Corfu, passed away peacefully Saturday (March 28, 2015) at the LeRoy Village Green.

She was born on April 7, 1926, in the Town of Alabama, the daughter of the late Everett and Esther Van Alstine Hale. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harley Wells in 1991 and her brother, Kenneth Hale.

Dorothy was a life long member of the Corfu Grange. Along with raising her family, she worked on her poultry farm selling eggs and later selling flowers at the Farmer’s Markets. Dorothy enjoyed cooking, going for rides and especially loving all her pets.

Surviving is her sons, Dale (Patty) Wells of Batavia and Lynn Wells of Corfu; four grandsons, Adam Wells, Eric (Kelly) Wells, Alex Wells and Brian Wells;  1 great granddaughter, Madelyn Wells, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu Fire Department, 116 East Main Street, Corfu, NY 14036 or the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Suite 102, Buffalo, NY 14226.

JANE M. CASTRONOVA - age 82, of Batavia died Wednesday evening March 25, 2015 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida. She was born March 11, 1933 in Batavia to the late Charles and Susan (Elliott) Wilkes also preceded in death by her  husband, Peter Castronova; son, Theodore Castronova and brother, David Wilkes.

   Mrs. Castronova was an elementary education teacher at Attica Central School for many years. She was an avid golfer, enjoyed swimming, reading, going out to dinner and picnics with family and friends. She had a love for animals, especially dogs and will be remembered with her faithful companion "Blue" always at her side.

   Surviving is her son, Chulhoon Yun (Michelle) and their children, Kyongae and Emily of Batavia; loving sister, Jacqueline Campo of Batavia; beloved aunt of, JoAnn (Phil) O'Geen, Deborah Smith, Cathryn (Patrick) McCay, Mary (John) Carr, Susan Wilkes, Valerie (Randy) Butts, James (Alison) Wilkes, Jeffery Wilkes, Dawn (Robin) Ho, Charles (Kerrie) Wilkes, Fred Wilkes and the late Teresa (Mark) Giesler.

   Jane's family will be present from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday March 31, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020, graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 1, 2015 at Grand View Cemetery where she will be buried alongside her late husband. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter/Volunteers for Animals 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020.  

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

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

 

LeRoy ~ Joan C. Cheeseman, age 84, formerly of South Street Road, passed away Thursday afternoon (March 26, 2015) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

     Mrs. Cheeseman was born February 26, 1931 in Rochester, NY,  a daughter of the late Joseph and Marguerite Neid Michel.

     She loved to work in her garden and was a past president and member of the LeRoy Garden Club.  She was also a member of the bridge club and the American Legion, where she was very active over the years. She was considered to be very "trendy", and loved to shop for clothes.   After raising her family, she became a part time realtor. 

     She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Wayne E. Cheeseman;  her children, Linda (Paul) Forti of LeRoy, David Cheeseman of Rochester, Daniel (Michele) Cheeseman of Webster  and Mark Cheeseman of Buffalo; 6 grandchidren, Michael (Breanne) Forti, Matthew Forti, Brandon Cheeseman, Gabrielle Cheeseman, Owen Cheeseman and Aidan Cheeseman; 3 great-grandchldren, Ava, Weston and Emerson; sister-in-law, Virginia Anchor of Bethany, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

     Family and friends may call on Sunday from 4 ~ 6 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), where services will be held at 6:00 PM.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     Memorials are suggested to either the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or LeRoy Town & Garden Club, c/o The Hobby Horse, 56 Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Cheeseman's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. Cheeseman and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

Rose T. Dambra, 94, of LeRoy passed away on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at LeRoy Village Green. She was born June 11, 1920 in Rochester, New York to the late Anselmo (Angelina Giordano) Magliocco. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas A. Dambra; sons Thomas and Samuel Dambra; brothers Peter, Frank, and Joseph Magliocco, and sister Viola LoTemple.

Born and raised in Rochester, Rose went to Jefferson High School and later attended Cosmetology school. She was a beautician in a shop on Park Avenue for several years and later worked in East Pembroke at the Thruway restaurant. Rose was also active at Our Lady of Fatima Church and volunteered at the Batavia Senior Center. She dedicated herself to providing a loving home and was a constant support for all around her. Most of all, family meant everything to Rose. She was a devoted wife, caring mother, and an enthusiastic grandma and great-grandma. Rose was admired for her strength, generosity, and great sense of humor. She could easily chat with everyone she met and instantly put them at ease with a few kind words. The stories and laughs she has shared will always be cherished by her family and friends.

She will be missed and forever loved by her children Barton (Susan) Dambra, Peter Dambra; sister Frances Natale; grandchildren Tom (Molly) Dambra, Heather (Michael) Fedele, and Eileen Dambra; great-grandchildren Abby, Ellie, and Maura Dambra, Ava and Michael Fedele, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday April 9, 2015 from 3 - 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday April 10, 2015 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish 44 Lake Street LeRoy, New York 14482. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department 4 South Main Street Elba, New York 14058, Our Lady of Mercy Parish 44 Lake Street LeRoy, New York 14482 or LeRoy Village Green Activities Fund 10 Munson Street LeRoy, New York 14482. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

CARMELLA P. ZILENSKI - age 85, of Oakfield, NY died Wednesday morning March 25, 2015 at Medina Memorial Hospital. She was born July 7, 1929 in Oakfield to the late Vincenzo James and Mary (Cancelleri) Cardinali also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph J. Zilenski in 2007 and siblings, Joseph Cardinali, Rose DeAngelo and Jennie Frawley.

   Mrs. Zilenski was a longtime member of St. Padre Pio Parish (former St. Cecilia's), she enjoyed boating in her early years, relaxing on her porch and time spent with her family.

   Surviving are her loving children, Terry "Bear" (Susan) Zilenski of Oakfield and Carla (Steve) Cuillo of Kirkville, NY; 3 grandchildren, David Zilenski, Jeffrey (Colleen) Hyde and Julie Hyde; 2 great-grandchildren, Bodie & Pipper Hyde; sister, Angeline (James) Haehl of Lockport along with many nieces, nephews and her extended family at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina.

   Carmella's family will be present from 2-6 p.m. Sunday March 29, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 a.m. Monday March 30 followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (St. Cecilia's Site), she will be buried alongside her late husband in the church cemetery. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Orchard Manor Nursing Home Activities Fund 600 Bates Road Medina, New York 14103.  

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

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

 

Harry John “Jack” Boyd, 84, of Medina, passed away on Monday March 23, 2015 under loving care of grandson and caregivers Tim (Lynda) Kelso Jr. He was born March 18, 1931 in Batavia, New York to the late Harry (Marjorie Price) Boyd. He is preceded in death by the love of his life Leona “Trudy” (Kelso) Boyd.

Harry was a 1949 Batavia High School graduate and graduated from Suny Brockport with a degree in Arts & Science. He was proudly dedicated working maintenance for over 40 years at 400 Towers as well as working maintenance at Edward Street Apartments. Harry was proud to have served in the United States Air Force as an Airman 2nd Class and Gun Battalion as well as serving in the United States Army. He was an active member of the American Legion for 48 years. Harry enjoyed bowling, collecting trains, working on and using computers as well as researching his family’s genealogy. What Harry was truly proud of and loved, was reminiscing about his life experiences and sharing his stories with family and friends.

He is survived by his children Tim (Brenda) Kelso Sr. of SC., Vikki (Peter) Mazza of NM., Lindy Koepp of Batavia; brother Jim Boyd of Batavia,7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held Monday March 30, 2015 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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