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Claude Caudill, 84, of Leicester died on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  He was born on December 16, 1929 in Fusonia, Kentucky a son of the late Riley and Abby (Singleson) Caudill.  Claude retired from Lapp Insulator in LeRoy.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Geraldine (Amburgy) Caudill whom he married on August 2, 1948. 3 sons, Norman (Debbie) Caudill of Wethersfield, Cleven (Theresa) Caudill of Perry, David (Cathy) Caudill of Perry, 4 daughters  Ruby Caudill of Batavia, Dorsy Caudill of Leicester, Claudia Caudill of Nunda, Abbie (John) Dueppengiesser of Perry; 17 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

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.

Margaret E. "Peggy" Riorden, 66, of Rochester formerly of Perry died on October 27, 2014 at her home in Rochester.  She was born in Rochester, New York on October 28, 1947 a daughter of the late Charles and Rita (Kelly) Simmons.  Peggy was a registered nurse while she lived in St. Louis for many years and worked in the US Postal Service in Rochester.  She was a member of the Celebrate Church in Leicester. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, antiques, shopping, crafts and loved animals especially her cat Mr. Miles.  Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a brother John Simmons.

Peggy is survived by a daughter Katherine (Eric) Bochetto of Rochester, 2 sons Jeffrey (Rosanna) Riorden of Durham, NC, Matthew (Sara) Riorden of St. Louis, MO, 5 sisters Theresa Richardson of Kodiak, AK, Barbara Simmons of Rochester, Marie (Joseph) Macko of Spencerport, Patricia Harper of Ovid, Christine Collins of Brooksville, FL, a brother James Simmons of Rochester, 3 grandchildren Alexandria Riorden, Brayden Bochetto and Quinn Riorden along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 10am – 1pm on Saturday November 1, 2014 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC.  98 North Main Street Perry, where funeral services will follow at 1:00pm.  She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm 99 Victor Road  Fairport, NY 14450 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.

Mark A. Cicero, age 46, of Perry, died on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Warsaw, New York on April 24, 1968 a son of the late Norman and Patricia (Losey) Cicero.  Mark served with the US Navy.  Mark was a graduate of Perry Central School Class of 1986. He had worked for the Rochester Laborer’s Union, the former A & A Metal in Perry, Graver Technologies in Lima, and was currently working as a metal fabricator at Klein Steel in Rochester.  He enjoyed playing horseshoes, cards, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his brother Vincent (Brenda) Cicero of Mt. Morris, 2 nephews Tylor and Dylan, 5 Aunts Shelby (Mark) Manous of Tate, GA., Shirley Biondolillo of Perry, Joyce Losey of Geneseo, Sharon (Gordon) Marble of Dansville, 2 Uncles Bobby Losey of Perry, Andrew (Gertrude) Cicero of Pensacola, FL., along with many cousins.  

Family and friends may call 4-7 pm on Saturday November 1, 2014 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main Street in Perry.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, New York 14642 or to the Livingston County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 11 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris, New York 14510.  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.

ELEANOR L. LUCE - 79, of East Pembroke, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon October 28, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 22, 1934 in Cowlesville, NY to the late Robert and Frieda (Grampp) Humel; also preceded in death by her siblings, Robert & Ernest Humel and Alice Martin.

   Mrs. Luce worked at the former Dohler-Jarvis, Kistner Concrete and Fontrick Door, Inc. She was a member of High Point Community Church, enjoyed old school country and bluegrass music, wild animals, her flower beds and Christmastime. A curious and simple woman who will be remembered as a wonderful and loving mother, sister and grandmother.

   Surviving are her loving children, Cheryl Luce of Batavia, LeeAnn (Brian) Swimline of East Pembroke and Michael (Ellen Blanc) Luce of Medina; brothers, Gordon (Jackie) Humel of Nashville, TN, Norman (Mary Lou) Humel of East Pembroke, Kenneth (Janet) Humel of Lake Norman, NC; sisters, Elsie Duckworth of Dunkirk, NY, Elfrieda (David) Bridge of Batavia, Shirley Evans of Fillmore and Linda (Steve) Dibble of Batavia; grandchildren, Samantha and Matthew Luce and Patrick Kempie; brother-in-law, Jerry Martin of Batavia; daughter-in-law, Rosemarie Luce of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and her church family.

   Family and friends may are invited to a Celebration of Eleanor's Life11:00 a.m. Saturday November 8, 2014 at High Point Community Church 1163 Main Road Corfu, New York 14036, celebrated by Pastor Bobby Dean. Memorials in her memory can be made to the church and a private family burial will be in Darien Cemetery.

   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 ELEANOR L. LUCE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

Ann Embury Gouinlock, 80 of Alexander, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (October 29, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center.
 
She was born in Warsaw, NY on February 24, 1934, a daughter of the late Philip and Jane Romeyn Embury.
 
Ann was a locally renowned master quilter and expert crafts person.  She was a founding member of the Museum Quilt Guild in Batavia and the Clarence Log Cabin Quilters.  She was also a former member of the Attica Presbyterian Church.
 
Survivors include her husband, Harold S. Gouinlock of Alexander. Sons, Dr. Robert (Rebecca) Gouinlock of Attica and Richard H. Gouinlock of Boston, MA.  Grandchildren, Elizabeth and William Gouinlock. Brother, Philip Embury of Fairport.
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Saturday (November 1st) from 5-8pm at the J.LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 8pm. 
 
Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to the Holland Land Office, 131 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.
 
Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net. 
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDRW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chester W. Lew, of Byron, died October 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Unity Hospital, Rochester  NY.

A lifetime resident of Genesee County and born September 25, 1931, in South Byron, enjoyed gardening, birds, dogs, travel (50 states) and all the greats.

He was the only son of the late William and Sophie Lewandoski.  Mr. Lew is survived and loved by his wife of 50 years, Eunice Bennett Lew.

Mr. Lew was a retired journeyman electrician, who worked 27 years at Owens-Illinois in Brockport, and 14 years at Adelman’s Electric in Batavia. He was a life member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, the Byron Historical Society, the West Batavia Hunt Club, the Polish Falcons’ Nest #493, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1602, the Tennessee Squire Club, the Bluebird Society, Volunteers for Animals, the GMP Union, and the YWCA. Mr. Lew was a member of the Gillam Grant Center and the Seven Springs Country Club.

He graduated from Batavia High School, attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Genesee Community College. Mr. Lew was in the US Army for four years during the Korean War and reached the level of Corporal. He retired from the Brockport Credit Union after 30 years as Board Member.

Surviving are an only son Eric (Janet) Saile of Batavia; daughter Sharon (Ron) Reynolds of Milan, Ohio; our two chosen daughters Laurie (Jim) Vogt of Byron and Nita Tolejko of Batavia; six grandchildren Jason Saile, Ellen Traver, Sarah Saile, Richard Ryan, Mary Ryan, Sara Brunner; three sisters Helen Sikorski and Jean Glowacki, Mary Luplow. He is preceeded in death by his four late sisters Mary McCarthy, Nellie Kearns, Fran Smith and Kay Miller.

There are no calling hours, but a memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia at 1 p.m. on November 1, 2014, with a luncheon to follow.  Honorary Bearers will include Nick D’Aurizio of Batavia, Jim Vogt of Byron, Earl Roth of Elba, Frank Wojak of Rochester, George Heins of Byron, and Todd Nowak of Byron.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621 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.

BATAVIA - Robert C. "Bob" Bird, of Batavia, New York died October 27, 2014 at UMMC.

He was born October 13, 1928 in Batavia, the son of Charles F. and Pearl (Morley) Bird.

He was very active in high school sports playing golf, basketball, baseball and football.  In 2002 he was honored to be among the first group inducted into the Batavia Blue Devils Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 1950, during the Korean War, he was drafted into the Army.  He was stationed in Germany where he played on the 2nd and 4th Division Golf Teams and played in the Berlin Open.  He was an Industrial Engineer at Sylvania and retired when the company closed their Batavia facility.  For several years he enjoyed working as a golf instructor at Terry Hills C.C.

Bob was a Member and Past-President of Stafford County Club.  In 1957 he set the course record of 65, which he held for many years.  He was Men's Club Champion sixteen times and was awarded an Honorary Membership in 2007.  Bob had his greatest golfing experience in 1984 when he qualified to play in the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Hill C.C. in Rochester, New York. His happiest days started at the YMCA where he would meet his lifelong friends for an early morning workout and swim - then out for coffee - then out to his second home at Stafford C.C. for an often profitable round of golf.  He lived the good life....

Although he had been in failing health for several years, he remained in good spirits and looked forward to going out for coffee with friends several mornings each week.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shirley (Mitzi) Bird; step-daughter Christine Steves of Wisconsin, and step-son Jim (Kim) Peterson of Conesus Lake; grandchildren Damian, Monica, Colleen, Erin (Pete) and Shannon, and great-grandson Dominik.  He is also survived by his first wife, Arlene C. Bird, and their daughters Robin Connelly of Bel Air, Md. and Julie (Rodney) Smith; grandchildren Laura, Carin, Brian and Jordan. Also sisters-in-law Marilyn (Charles) Wilson of Missouri and June (Gene, deceased) of Maine. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Shirley Paine.  Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Ted Paine, nieces Peggy (John) Cunningham and Judy (George) Ziobrowski, nephew John (Sue) Mikel and their families.

At Bob's request there are no calling hours.  Friends and family are invited to share memories and celebrate Bob's life at a casual gathering to be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at Bohn's Restaurant, Clinton St. Rd. Batavia. Bob chose to be cremated and his remains will be buried at Byron Cemetery where services will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to a charity or organization of donor's choice.

To all of Bob’s golfing friends he leaves this reminder, “KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN AND FOLLOW THROUGH”

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

Arrangements were completed by the H. E, Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

John J. Gavlak, 87, of Perry, died on Sunday October 26, 2014 at the VA Center in Batavia. He was born on June 15, 1927 in East Douglas, MA. to the late Julius (Susan Susienka) Gavlak.
He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II and with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Francis Gavlak and a sister Helen Fox.

John retired from Cipriano Brothers Construction in Mt. Morris where he had worked for 36 years.
He was a former member of the Perry Kiwanis, and a member of the Perry VFW. He enjoyed gardening, reading, coin collecting, antiques, traveling and going to the casino. 

He is survived by his loving wifeRegina (Petrovitz) Gavlak whom he married on January 17, 1953; children Karen (Douglas) Heiby of Perry, Mary Jane Gavlak of Snowflake, AZ., Regina (Russell) Flint of Warsaw, David Gavlak of Syracuse, Steven Gavlak of Warsaw, Michael Gavlak of SanFidel, N.M.; sisters Pauline Gavlak of East Douglas, MA., Mary Plante of Manchaug, Ma.; brother Julius (Evelyn Cronin) Gavlak of Culver City, CA.; grandchildren Timothy (Bridget) Gavlak, Derek (Heather) Heiby, Devon (James) Abejo, Julie, Thomas,  John Grills; 2 great grandgrandsons Ethan and Trenton Gavlak, along with many nieces and nephews.

There are no prior calling and services will be held at a later date.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or by visiting www.lung.org.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Lorraine E. Jellison, age 83, of Silver Springs, passed away on Monday October 27, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  She was born in Buffalo, NY on April 4, 1931 a daughter of the late John and Eugenia (Schweichler) Dulak.  Lorraine was a home health aide who worked for Health and Wellness in Leicester. She always took time to care for others whether at work or at home.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Leicester, Moose Club in Warsaw and the VFW in Perry. She volunteered for the Wyoming County Victim Services for many years. Lorraine enjoyed cooking, gathering with friends at the community center at her apartment complex, and preparing food for some of their functions and  enjoyed spending time with her family especially seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a son: Harvey Jellison, a great grandson Tyler Stowell, 2 brothers Thomas and Russell Dulak and 2 sisters  Dorothy Brown and Joan Hyman.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Brenda (Clayton “Beeper”) Stowell, Dianne (David) Ott both of Silver Springs, a sister Arline Stoeckl of Cheektowaga, 10 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday October 29th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday October 30th at 11:00am at the funeral home.
 

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Office of the Aging (Meals on Wheels Program) 8 Perry Ave. Warsaw, New York 14569. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Rose J. Brandetsas, 81, of Perry died on Friday October 24, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Mt. Morris on April 5, 1933 a daughter of the late Samuel and Angelina (Amoroso) Bonadonna.  Rose was the office manager for her husband’s dental practice in Perry, and later worked for SUNY Geneseo as a secretary until her retirement.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Perry and the Silver Lake Country Club and a former member of the Tuesday Club in Perry.  Rose enjoyed cooking, knitting, going on walks, traveling, shopping, going out to eat and taking care of her family. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by 2 brothers Nicholas and Anthony Bonadonna
 

She is survived by her husband Dr. Peter Brandetsas whom she married on July 14, 1957. A son Craig (Terri) Brandetsas of Mentor, OH,  2 daughters Kim (Michael) Winter of Warsaw, Lisa Martin of Oakland, CA,  a sister Joanne (Kenneth) Warzocha of Rochester, 6 grandchildren Ken (Melissa) Winter, James (Megan) Winter, Michael (Rachel Hains) Winter, Christian, Chandler and Cameryn Brandetsas, 2 great grandchildren Talan and Mya Winter along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call 4-7 pm on Tuesday October 28th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday October 29th at 10:00am at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.
 

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Community Hospital 400 N. Main St. Warsaw, New York 14569 or to the James P Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704 Rochester, NY 14642. 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.

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