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Brian M. Kearns, 57 of Batavia, passed away on Friday April 18, 2014  at his residenceHe was born on August 8, 1956 in Batavia, a son of  the late Rolland and Aneila Lewandoski Kearns.

Mr. Kearns worked for PW Minor as a Warehouse Supervisor for 12 years.

Brian is survived by his wife Joanne H. Kearns of Batavia; Daughter, Jennifer (Steven) Thomas; Step-Son Jeremy Boyce; Brother, William Kearns; Sisters, Sharon Falcone, Suzanne Kearns, Barbara Mittelstadt; Grandchildren, Lillian and Andrew Thomas along with  many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday April 21, 2014 from 4-8PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 1420.      

A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday  April 22, 2014 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020.  He will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Care Hospice Inc. 29 Liberty St. Ste 6, Batavia NY 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.

 

TERESA RUSSO Age 90, of Batavia, died Sunday evening April 13, 2014 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born November 26, 1923 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Joseph & Rose (Buscaglia) Russo, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Alfieri and brother, Nunzio Russo.

     Ms. Russo was a local waitress at many area restaurants for over 60 years, a fan of OTB and up to the age of 88 she rode her bicycle as her main mode of transportation.

     Surviving is her loving brother, John (Betty) Russo of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

     There is no prior visitation, family & friends are invited to celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 26, 2014 at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Site), 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020 and for more information please go to www.tomaszewskifh.com or call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Mr. David Lee Ikeler, age 68, of Lansing, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 2014 at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. John Barichivich officiating with military rites.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 1-2pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by a son; Danny Gunn, and two brothers; Frank Ikeler, Jr. and Dan Ikeler.

Mr. Ikeler is survived by his wife; Nancy DuBois Ikeler, one son; Derek Fleming and companion Ann of Deland, Florida, one daughter; Julie Barichivich and husband John of Warner Robins, Georgia, one brother; Fred Ikeler of Bliss, New York, two sisters; Barbara Stoffer and husband Carl of Gainesville, New York and Viola Henry of Palmyra, New York, three granddaughters; Jordan, Brittany, and Jessica Becker and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Those who knew and loved Dave, knew him as a:
Smoothie, Pancake Maker Master
"On it there"
Carpenter Extraordinaire
"On it there"
Leader and Teacher
"On it there"
Number 273 at the Mountain Auction Company
"On it there"
Campfire Builder
"On it there"
Ingenious Mind
"On it there"
Collector and Giver of Useful Random Stuff
"On it there"
Curator
"On it there"
Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Botanist, Chemist, Architect, Physicist, Master Welder - Farmer
"On it there"
Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Friend
"On it there"
- Written by the family

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, C/O Nancy Ikeler for memorial bench at the New River State Park, 327 Gandertown Road, Lansing, NC 28643.

You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.
 

Dorothy E. Conway, 92, of Attica died on April 15, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility.

Dot was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 6, 1921 to the late Thomas and Margaret Kennedy.  She married the late B. Joseph Conway on April 14, 1945, and moved to Attica thereafter.   The distance between Attica and her “Kentucky home” never interfered with her close relationship with her family, including her five siblings; Margaret Hartell (deceased), Mary Sills (deceased), Thomas J. Kennedy (deceased), Rose Renn, and Julia Goss.

For Dot, family was a paramount.  She loved spending time with her children, Jeanne (Albert) Beck, Joan Puccio, James (Conni) Conway, Joseph Conway, grandchildren; Richard (Debra) Puccio, Patrick (Candice) Puccio, Jennifer Schwartzott (Marvin Muller), Ryan (Amber) Conway, Erin Conway, Meghan Conway,  and great-grandchildren; Allison, Joseph, Ashyln, Aubrey Puccio, Mary, Maxwell Muller, Braden , and Shaelyn Conway, and they loved spending time with her.

To know Dot, was to lover her.  She “never met a stranger,” and made a positive, wonderful impression on everyone she met.  Dot was also a life-long sports fan, and could confidently recite the New York Yankees line-up on any given day.

Mrs. Conway was a long standing member of St. Vincent’s Parish in Attica, and was very proud that she was able to live long enough to see all eight of her great-grandchildren baptized.  She was also very proud of her Irish heritage, and was known to speak out an Irish blessing at family gatherings.

In addition to her children, and great-great grandchildren, Dot will be forever missed by countless nieces and nephews from Massachusetts to Kentucky.

Friends and family may call from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Easter Sunday at Marley Funeral Home in Attica.  The Funeral Service will be held at St. Joachim and Anne in Attica on Monday, April 21 at 10:30AM.  She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent's Cemetery in Attica.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 400 North Main Street, Warsaw NY 14569 or Attica Rescue Squad, 11 Water Street, Attica NY 14011.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

Louis J. Gayton, age 75 of Batavia, New York died on Monday April 14, 2014 at his home in Batavia. He was born in Warsaw, New York on July 26, 1938 a son of the late Howard J. and Claribel Flohr Gayton.

Mr. Gayton worked for Trojan Industries in Batavia from 1960-1991, was the former Town Highway Superintendent for the Town of Bethany from 1992-2001, was currently holding the position of Town of Bethany Supervisor since 2005 and was a self employed electrician. He was a member of the Bethany Fire Department for over 50 years, he was on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross (Batavia Chapter) and was a state fire instructor. He enjoyed writing computer programs for area highway departments, hunting, fishing, camping and watching his grandchildren at their sporting events.

He is survived by his wife whom he married on June 15, 1985 Virginia Campbell Gayton, 5 daughters: Darla of NJ, Karen (David) Grice of Andover , Barbara (Thomas) Czworka of East Bethany, Brenda (Mark) Roller of Alliance, Ohio, and Melody (Ed Fryer) Heale of Batavia, 4 sons: Kim of NJ, James Heale of Hartford, CT., Victor (Malaine) Heale of Colorado Springs, Co., Gordon (Jeanne) Heale of Bergen and Mark Heale of Batavia , a sister: Doris Krauss of Perry, 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, a great great granddaughter, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 4-8 PM on Thursday April 17, 2014 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 18, 2014, 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.  For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry, please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

Viola A. DeSalvo, 76, of Batavia passed away on Monday April 14, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on June 4, 1937 in Buffalo to the late Susan E. Cratsenburg.  Mrs. DeSalvo worked for many years as a seamstress for Angelica Health Care Services in Batavia.  She enjoyed doing puzzles, walks with her son and loved having lunch with friends at the Salvation Army Church.  Viola loved her family very much and loved spending time with them. 

Mrs. DeSalvo is preceded in death by her husband Thomas DeSalvo, sons John (Butch) Wolcott and Kim Wolcott, Grandson Andrew Wolcott and Great-grandson Shawn Wolcott. 

Viola is survived by her daughter Tammy (Joseph) Cicatello of Batavia; Son’s Thomas (Pattie) DeSalvo of Batavia and Thomas (Mary) DeSalvo of Dansville, Millie Wolcott former wife of John Wolcott and chosen daughter of Viola; Step-daughters Toni DeSalvo of Mt. Morris and Patty DeSalvo of Rochester; many brothers and sisters; grandson Cristian J. DeSalvo; granddaughters Leah Cargill and Joelynn Cicatello along with 33 other grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday April 17, 2014 from 3-7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 1420.
 
An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday April 18, 2014 at the funeral home.   Entombment will take place at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in 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.

 

Ernest A. Klein, 79, of Attica  passed away on Friday April 11, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center.  He was born on January 11, 1935  in Buffalo to  the late Ernest (Ester Baer) Klein.  Ernest served in the United States Army with the Military Police and was stationed in Germany.  He retired from Attica Correctional Facility in 1998 after more than 30 years of service.  

Mr. Klein is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan (Foster) Klein; a daughter Cindy (Brian) Beedham of Attica; a son Brian (Gloria) Klein of Alden; two granddaughters, Amanda (Mark) Rajewski of Alden and Lisa (Tyler Schwab) Beedham of Attica. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday April 18, 2014 from 2-4PM and 6-8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday April 19, 2014 at St. Luke’s Church, 30 Favor St. in Attica.  Internment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department, 11 Water St. Attica or the Stevens Memorial Library, 146 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.  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.
 

Timothy R. Grice, 52, of Oakfield, passed away Tuesday (April 8, 2014) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

He was born in Batavia, NY on September 8, 1961, son of the late Robert E. Grice and Joan Henning Tullar of Batavia.

Timothy was a construction worker for Wormley Construction of Batavia and a member of City Church.

Surviving besides his mother is his step-father, Donald Tullar of Batavia. Brother, Ramie (Kelly) Grice of East Bethany. Sister, Pamela Lowe of Rochester. Half brother, Steven Grice of Batavia and half sister, Tonya Grice of Austin, TX. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a great nephew.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share in a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday (April 15th), 1:00pm at City Church, 210 East Main Street, Batavia. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.

Expressions of condolence and memories of Tim may be shared 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.

Elizabeth A. Whitbeck, 94, of Rochester and formerly of Akron, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (April 9, 2014) at Wesley Gardens Nursing Home in Rochester.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 22, 1920, daughter of the late John and Mary Haley Pfohl.

She was formerly employed by Fisher Price Co. in Medina prior to her retirement and enjoyed gardening and making different kinds of crafts.

She was the wife of the late John Louis Whitbeck who died in 1975 and mother of the late George E. Whitbeck.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth (Dale) Whitbeck of Akron and James (Sally) Whitbeck of East Rochester. Daughter-in-law, Carma Whitbeck of Florida. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, brothers and a sister.

Elizabeth was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Sunday (April 13th) from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10am at St. Teresa’s R. C. Church in Akron. Interment will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Gardens Nursing Home, 3 Upton Park, Rochester, NY 14607 or in the form of Mass Offerings.

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 JOHN ST., AKRON, NY 14001. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Helen K. Zorn, 86 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on September 24, 1927 in Batavia to the late John (Margaret Winling) Klein. Mrs. Zorn retired from Joanne Fabrics in Batavia after 32 years. She was a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and any type of needle work.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed baking and collecting cardinals. Mrs. Zorn is preceded in death by her husband Donald F. Zorn;  brothers Joseph, Paul, William, Donald and Cornelius Klein ; sisters Cecilia Zackey, Eileen Amedick, Henrietta Imbrecht, Margaret Radice, and Regina Redivivo, along with her brother-in-law Richard (Sybil) Zorn.

Helen is survived by her daughters Diane (Anthony) Totaro of Dublin CA, and Donna (Michael) Kowalczyk of Oakfield; son Daniel F. (Laura) Zorn of Pendleton; brother Henry (Bernice) Klein of Batavia; sister Veronica Miller of Oakfield; sisters-in-law Celia Klein of Batavia; Daisy Klein of Pembroke, along with 5 grandchildren, Lynn Marie, Andrew, Donald, Erin and Zachary.

Friends are invited to call on Friday April 11, 2014 from 4-8PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 1420.  A 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.  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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