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Mrs. Ann L. Barnes, 74, of Bennington, NY died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Crossroads House in Batavia.  She was born October 9, 1940 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Hoerdt) Moorleghen.  Ann is predeceased by husband Walter Barnes of Bennington whom she married November 23rd, 1963 and her sister Phyllis Bokman of MD.
 
After moving to Arlington, VA, Ann graduated from Holy Trinity High School, in Georgetown, D.C., in 1958.  She received an Associate’s degree from Georgetown Visitation Jr. College in 1960, and worked as a medical secretary. After marrying Wally Barnes, they relocated to Attica, NY raising 5 children where she continued her education and received an Associate’s degree in nursing in 1995 from Genesee Community College and subsequently became an RN and worked for Hospice Home Care in Genesee County.  Ann was a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary formerly Sacred Heart in Bennington, NY where she was a leader in the church community,  teaching religious education, participating in Ladies of Charity, coordinating church dinners and volunteering in the church office.  She was an avid reader and could engage in discussions of a wide range of topics. She loved to keep in touch with her relatives who live all over the country and often visited them. Ann will be remembered for her faith, kindness, generosity, active lifestyle, and contagious smile, as well as for her love of family, but mostly for being first out on the dance floor with Wally.
 
Surviving are their children, Maureen (Mark) Gardner of Varysburg, Timothy Barnes of Jacksonville Florida, Kevin (Sandy) Barnes of Bennington, Brian (Karen) Barnes of Mason, Ohio and Bridget Barnes of Wyoming, NY; grandchildren Connor and Claire Gardner, Macayla and Brandon Barnes, and Lucy Barnes and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was the sister of John Moorleghen of California, Tom Moorleghen of Virginia, Jim Moorleghen of Tennessee, Paul Moorleghen of Virginia, Theresa (David) Moorleghen-Hafner of Hawaii, and Mark (Ginny) Moorleghen of Washington.
           
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011 and on Monday, February 2nd from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary (Sacred Heart), Clinton Street in Bennington.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 PM following calling hours.  She will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. 
 
Memorials are requested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020 and the Bennington Rescue Squad 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 St. Attica, New York 14011. 

Mrs. Sylvia A. Yueckstock, 80, a school teacher for over thirty-two years, passed away on Friday January 23, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  She was born January 24, 1934 in Attica, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Wolcott Young.

A 1951 graduate of Attica High School and a 1955 graduate of NYS University at Geneseo with a degree in Education, she was a dedicated elementary school teacher at Nunda Central, Castile, Attica and Alexander Central schools from which she retired in 1992.  Mrs. Yueckstock was member of the Attica Presbyterian Church.  Sylvia enjoyed her grandchildren, golfing, crocheting, as well as vacationing on her Island in Lake Temagami, Ontario.  She was even known to enjoy an occasional trip to the casino.  For over 20 years she enjoyed a golfing trip with other couples and friends around the 4th of July weekend and on Labor Day weekend traveled mostly to Pennsylvania with 3 other couples, again for golf.  All were memorable moments for Sylvia.

Surviving is her loving husband of 59 years, Charles Yueckstock of Attica; her children Charles (Linda Salamone) Yueckstock of Darien, Deborah (Michael) Monahan of Rindge, NH and Jody (John) Fanara of Cassadaga; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a sister Marilyn Hoffmeister of Medina. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 4-7PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday the 29th at 11:00AM.  She will be laid to rest in Darien Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department & Rescue Squad 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011, Darien Cemetery 10512 Colby Rd. Darien, NY 14040 or www.mercyflight.org.  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, New York 14011.

JOSEF A. YOUNG - age 49, of S. Alabama, died unexpectedly Friday January 23, 2015 at his home. He was born January 14, 1966 in Buffalo, NY to Mary (Wangler) of Corfu and the late Jack Young; also preceded in death by brothers, David and Martin.

   Joe was a Correctional Officer at the Orleans Correctional Facility. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, a quiet man who was adored by his family and all that knew him. Joe was most proud of his boys and loved nothing more than to make the "love of his life" Lori, smile.

   Surviving along with his mother, his beloved wife of 21 years, Lori (Roth) Young of S. Alabama; devoted sons, John and Gregory both at home; siblings, Constance (James) Fritschi of N. Tonawanda, John (Tammy) Young of Niagara Falls, NY, Loretta (Alan) Kurek of Batavia, Andrew (Denise) Young of Batavia, Amy (Jack) Chmielowiec of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Dawn Young of Upper Black Eddy, PA & Christine Young of Batavia; father and mother-in-law, Robert (Virginia) Roth of N. Pembroke along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

   Joe's Family will be present from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. The family asks you to join them 11:00 a.m. Wednesday January 28 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish (E. Pembroke Site) to celebrate Joe's Mass of Christian Burial. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to his family.

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

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

ALFRED P. "AL" SARACENI - age 71, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Thursday  January 22, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born January 28, 1943 in Batavia, NY to Josephine (Anzalone) of Batavia and the late Fred P. Saraceni in 2014.

   Mr. Saraceni was a 1961 graduate of Batavia High School and a United States Air Force Veteran. He worked for the New York State Public Service Commission for over 20 years. Al was an avid sports fan, especially the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills, he enjoyed fishing, trips to the casino and attending air shows. He was a friend to everyone, his "heart of gold" was larger than life and his devotion to his family was immeasurable.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 49 years, Jane(Shaffer) Saraceni of Batavia; loving children, Carol (Bernard) Pangrazio of Elba and their children, Lindsey & Nicole; David (Honora) Saraceni of Caledonia and their children, Joshua & Brandon; Steven (Julie Wallace) Saraceni of Batavia; siblings, Arthur Saraceni of Batavia, Karen Woods of Batavia, Germaine (Robert) Osborne of Oakfield and Amy (James) Thompson of FL along with many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

   Al's Family will be present from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday January 26, 2015 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday January 27, 2015. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association Buffalo/Niagara Region 20 Northpointe Suite 130 Amherst, New York 14228.

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

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

Cathy A. Waggoner, 64 of Batavia, passed away Thursday (January 22, 2015) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born in Batavia on March 25, 1950, a daughter of the late Deacon Donald W. Shultz Sr. and Elizabeth Lawrence Shultz of Batavia.

Cathy started her real estate career with Nothnagle Realtors in August 1999.  As an associate broker, she was the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career, including The Womens’s Council of Realtors Pinnacle Award, and consistent Nothnagle Gold and Platinum Awards for outstanding sales volume.  Cathy always went above and beyond for all of her clients. She was more than just a co-worker at Nothnagle, she was also a friend to all and would always take time to help a new agent.  Her real estate saying was “If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.” 

Cathy was a board member at Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County from 2010-present and served as board vice president prior to becoming board president for two years.  She helped lead habitat through capacity building seminars to increase their housing production.  She represented habitat at state and national conferences throughout her tenure on the board of directors, served a pivotal role in procuring the current real estate that serves as habitat headquarters and was instrumental in the opening of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  Cathy was also a wonderful mother to her children and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving besides her mother are her children, Michael J. (Kathy) Pastore of Alexander and Christine (Joseph) Prucha of Pavilion.  Brothers and sisters: Michael (Irene) Shultz of Oakfield, Deborah (Michael) Pontillo of Batavia, Christine Schaeffer of Charlotte, NC, Mary Lou (Ronald) Sima of Columbus, OH, Donald (Linda) Shultz Jr. of Owego, NY, Stephen(Mary) Shultz of Phoenix, AZ, Elizabeth (William) Hite of Columbus, OH and Margaret (Thomas) Schwallie of Lancaster, NY.  Grandchildren,  Amber (Kevin) Henning and Gracie (Joseph) Puls. Five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

She was predeceased by her grandson, Michael J. Pastore Jr.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Sunday (Jan. 25th) from 2-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  Funeral services will be Monday, 11am at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Rd., Batavia. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Cathy’s memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County, P.O. Box 711, Batavia, NY 14021.  Expressions of condolence can 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.

 

 

 

Angela R. Ilasi, 100 of Batavia, passed away Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born November 8, 1914 in Chicago, IL to the late Salvatore (Carmella Fuscaldo) Chereso. Mrs. Ilasi is preceded in death by her beloved husband Dr. Frank P. Ilasi in 1992; son and daughter-in-law Steven (Elaine) Ilasi; son-in-law John S. Iannello; great-granddaughter Coraline Iannello; brothers Freddy, Jimmy, Frank, Charlie and Mike Chereso; sisters Mary Contino and Rose Taylor.

Mrs. Ilasi was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish, Women’s Christian Group and NARFE. She participated in many events at the Manor House especially bowling, dancing and art. Angela loved to entertain and she was an excellent cook.

Mrs. Ilasi is survived by her sons Nicholas (Connie) Ilasi of Batavia; Salvatore Ilasi of Los Angeles; daughter Immaculata Iannello of Batavia; grandchildren Michael Ilasi, Nicole (Joseph) Lambert, Rose Ilasi, John F. and Joseph Iannello, Priscilla and Angela Ilasi, great-grandchildren Grace and Rae Iannello, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 1-4 PM Sunday January 25, 2015 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. Prayers will be recited 9:00 AM on Monday January 26, 2015 at the Funeral Home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 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.

Margaret Eddy, 91, of North Java passed away peacefully Sunday January 18, 2015 at Monroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. She was born April 15, 1923 in Sheldon to the late Andrew (Helena Fugle) Youngers. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence B. Eddy; brothers Donald, Richard and Carl Youngers and sister Mary (Eddy) Roche.

Margaret was a graduate of Bryant & Stratton. She was an Avon Cosmetics Consultant for 33 years prior to retirement.  Margaret and her husband Clarence made Rosary’s for several years.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Church and New Holy Family Parish as well as Our Lady of Lourdes, and Tri Town Senior Citizens.

She is survived by children John (Patricia) Eddy, C. David (Debbie) Eddy, Beverly (Carl) Mest, Jeanne (Edward) Hulme, Richard (Debbie) Eddy, Mary (Robert) Sendor, Mark (Heide) Eddy, Vincent (Mary) Eddy, Rosie (Terri) Burch, Ronald (Sue) Eddy, Francis Eddy; brother Andrew (Marlene) Youngers; sisters Theresa Neamon, Betty Koerner, Ann Koerner, Rosemary (Richard) Almeter; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call Saturday January 24, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:45 AM at Holy Family Parish 4316 Route 98, North Java, New York 14113.  An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 24, 2015 at Holy Family Parish.  She will be laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Holy Family Parish 4316 Route 98, North Java, New York 14113 or the North Java Fire Department 4274 Route 98 North Java, New York 14113. 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.

Angeline M. Gorecki, 76 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (January 20, 2015) at United Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Batavia, NY on November  18, 1938, a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Battaglia Sepi.

She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School class of 1956. Angeline was formerly employed by the former Sylvannia Electronics in Batavia and Batavia Downs prior to her retirement.  She was a member of Ascension Parish and the former Moose Lodge and St. Nicholas Social Club.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Eugene “Gene” Gorecki of Batavia and numerous cousins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Friday  from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 11am at Ascension Parish (Corner of Swan and Sumner Sts).

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 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.

Lucille E. (Wilder) Smart, 80, of Keller, TX. passed away on January 16, 2015 at Longmeadow Nursing Home.  She was born on December 7, 1934 in Batavia to the late Horace (Elsie Bowden) Wilder. She is preceded in death by her daughter Norma J. Smart; son Michael E. Smart and sister Virginia (Leroy) Dunlap.

Lucille was a 1953 graduate of Batavia High School. Prior to retirement in 1991, she was a receptionist at Genesee Community College.

Lucille is survived by her loving husband Robert D. Smart of Texas; daughters Susan (Frank) Henry of Texas, Janice “Jane” (George Arnold) Smart of Batavia; son Douglas (Bernadette) Smart of Batavia; daughter-in-law Janet Smart of Attica; grandchildren Jennifer (Torrey) Sweet, Erica, Kayla and Jessie Henry; Stephen (Katie) Cotter II, Jeremy Arnold; Douglas Jr., Brandon and Tyler Smart; Riley Malone; 3 brothers; 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday January 24, 2015 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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.

TERRENCE W. "TERRY" PETERS - age 72, of Batavia, former owner of Peter's Delicatessen and Peter's Treasures died unexpectedly Sunday morning January 18, 2015 at his home. He was born June 18, 1942 in Batavia, NY to the late J. Laverne and Margaret E. (Carson) Peters, also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Karen K. Peters on March 4, 2005; grandson, Richard Peters, Jr. and great-grandson, Marcus Peters.

   Terry operated Peter's Delicatessen and Peter's Treasures on West Main Street in the City for many years until his retirement, when he headed out to the country. There he enjoyed gardening and growing his" prized" tomatoes, bird watching and feeding many of the wildlife that waited by his door for a treat. He was an avid collector, compiling anything from tools to vintage tractors, he enjoyed going to auctions, stock cars, was a "Foodie"  at heart, he loved to cook and was known to his family as a "fantastic story teller." The greatest joys in Terry's life were his sweet, Jennifer and his angel, Bianca.

   Surviving is his beloved daughter, Jennifer (Jason) Dedman of Rochester, NY and their daughter, Bianca; son, Richard Peters, Sr. of Batavia and his daughters, Cindy, Sara & Elizabeth Peters; loving sister, Mary Ells; niece, Aimslee (Patrick) Cassidy and their children, Colin & Kaylee; nephew, Dereck (Mary Beth) Ells and their children, Cameron & Olivia all of Batavia; several great-grandchildren along with many friends.

   Terry's Family will be present from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday January 22, 2015 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday January 23, 2015. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Grand View Cemetery. Memorials in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association Buffalo/Niagara Region 20 Northpointe Suite 130 Amherst, New York 14228.

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

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

 

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