Roberta L. (Monroe) Argue, 64, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., a former registered nurse at Emory L. Bennett Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona Beach, Fla., for five years, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Doris (Marchant) Monroe of Alden, NY.
Mrs. Argue was born on May 5, 1949, in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in Alden. She received her nursing degree from Genesee Community College. Roberta worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital, Batavia Nursing Home, Batavia Hospice, and Le Roy Village Green. She also worked at the Artman Agency in Batavia, NY. She moved to New Smyrna Beach in 2008.
During Roberta's life in New York, she was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia. She also performed in numerous Rotary Club and Batavia Players shows. She loved traveling, planning and hosting parties and events, music, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Alan G.; one son, John Cooke (Kelly) and children Madelyn and Theodore, of Brockport, NY; three daughters, Elizabeth Cooke (Michael) Harper and children Charlotte, John Michael and Finleigh, of Dunkirk, Md., Amanda Cooke (Brain) Tasler and children Ella and Ruby, of Paton, Iowa, and Alison Argue (fiance Craig Smeds), of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Charles Monroe, of Austin, Texas, and Jerry Monroe, of Marcellus, NY; one sister, Mary Lynn Monroe Kemp, of Chesapeake, Md., and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at St. James Episcopal Church. Friends and family are invited to share their memories, condolences and stories with the family at Bohn's Restaurant in Batavia immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32169.
LeRoy ~ Town Justice Kermit Arrington, age 86, of Craigie Street, passed away Sunday evening (June 16, 2013) at Crossroads House in Batavia.
Justice Arrington was a lifelong resident of LeRoy, born there on May 16, 1927 to the late Samuel M. and Daisy C. Arrington. He graduated from LeRoy High School in 1945 following an illustrious career in all sports, acting as quarterback on their championship team in his final year. Following high school, he served in the army in World War II and after discharge, spent the next 34 years working at the LeRoy Department of Public Works, and served as the superintendent for his final 20 years of his career.
Upon his retirement, he worked as a special investigator for Jones Chemical for 10 years. Mr. Arrington spent his life dedicated to sports in LeRoy, umpiring and refereeing baseball and football, from the Little League and Tyro through high school and college level. For many years, he was quarterback of the semi-pro All LeRoy football team. He was named LeRoyan of the Year in 1989, an award and honor he was proud of. He was elected LeRoy Town Justice in 1988 and served in that capacity until his death.
He was a lifelong member of the Excelsior Hook and Ladder and volunteer fire department, where he served as foreman for a term. His other associations include Rochester Football Officials Assoc., WNY District Umpires Assoc., WNY Superintendent Assoc., American Water Works Assoc., Genesee County Magistrates Assoc. and the American Judges Assoc. An avid sports enthusiast, he attended most of LeRoy’s football games, both home and away. All of the restaurants and inns in LeRoy, Batavia and beyond were familiar with him and his well-known, distinctive license plate. All and sundry knew when “Kermit was in the area”.
Kermit was predeceased by his parents and four of his siblings; Samuel M. (Irene) Arrington, Ralph T. (Geneva) Arrington, Winifred A. (Charles) Majors and Camilla A. (Adolph) Boyer. Surviving are his brothers; John C. (Thelma) Arrington of Webster, James L. Arrington of New York City; sister, Phyllis A. Jackson of LeRoy, dear friend, Christine Crocker and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2 ~ 4 and 6 ~ 9 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Route 19), LeRoy, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. Interment with military honors will follow in Machpelah Cemetery. The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either LeRoy Little League, LeRoy Historical Society or Crossroads House.
Mr. Arrington and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. For any additional information, please call Vern at 585-768-2400.
Age 68, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday afternoon June 13, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. He was born April 20, 1945 in Batavia to the late Leo & Gertrude (Heindl) Riggs.
Mr. Riggs was an active life member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba/Oakfield, and was a Eucharistic minister as well as a maintenance person for the two church sites. He designed and helped build the new shrine located at the Elba church site.
He graduated from Elba Central School in 1963, with honors, and was the Bausch & Lomb award winner for the highest cumulative GPA for math and science in 4 years of high school. He attended the University of Buffalo, where he majored in electrical engineering, and is a lifetime member of Gamma Phi fraternity. He was a member of the former Batavia Moose Lodge, and current member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge. An avid aviation enthusiast, he was a private, instrument rated, multi-engine, & commercial pilot, and flew from the Genesee County airport for over three decades. He was a ham radio operator under WB2CTF.
Mr. Riggs enjoyed farming, gardening, woodworking, construction, and always enjoyed an incredibly dry Beefeater martini!! He had a passion for antique and early model Mercedes-Benz cars.
In 1967, Mr. Riggs founded PCB Piezotronics in Lancaster, NY. The company manufactured piezoelectric quartz sensors, accelerometers, and associated electronics for the measurement of dynamic pressure, force, and vibration. He worked with several companies including NASA, Boeing, Smith & Wesson, Federal and Winchester ammunition. He performed ballistic testing, pressure and vibration sensor work for NASA, and accelerometer work with NASA and the U.S. Air Force. In the 1970's & 80's, he outfitted NASA with sensor gauges for the rocket boosters on the space shuttle.
In 1994, Mr. Riggs founded Apollo Research Corporation in Buffalo, NY. The company conducted several research projects including a patient bed weighing system, a touch probe sensor, an implanted inner ear hearing device, and several other research projects in the medical and dental field. His most recent research was in development with NASA and the U.S. Air Force, which contained a self diagnostic accelerometer for mission critical health monitoring of aircraft and spacecraft engines. This device was most recently tested with NASA and the U.S. Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base on C-17 aircraft. Terry currently holds 7 patents registered with the U.S. Patent office.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 43 years, Jane C. (Klein) Riggs of Batavia; loving children, Jeanette (Dennis) Hillenburg of Villa Rica, GA, Michael Riggs of Batavia, Daniel Riggs of Palm Springs, CA and Kathleen (Mark) Allen of Batavia; dear cousins, Shirley Maloney of Batavia, Frederick (Betty) Wolf of East Aurora and Michael (Patti) Wolf of Orchard Park; sister-in-law, Diane Stackhouse of Elba; brother-in-law, Daniel Klein of Akron; nieces, Carrie Ohlson of Clarence, Katherine Schweigert of Clarence, Denise Stackhouse of Elba; nephews, David Klein of Akron and David Stackhouse of Elba.
Family and friends may visit from 3-8 PM on Monday June 17, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 AM Tuesday June 18, 2013 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM at St. Padre Pio Parish (Elba Site), with burial in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Oakfield. Memorials in Terry's memory can be made to the family who will distribute to various charities.
Please share your memories of Terry, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL "TERRY" RIGGS IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.
Age 65, of Batavia, NY died peacefully Thursday morning June 13, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born November 10, 1947 in Oakfield, NY to the late Geno and Angie (DiFiore) Martino also preceded in death by sisters, Irene and Joanie.
Mr. Martino worked for 38 years at the Batavia VA Medical Center where he retired as the supervisor of grounds and transportation. He served honorably with the United States Navy in the Vietnam War. Jerry was a member of Ascension Parish, VFW Post #1602, Polish Falcons Nest #493 and the former St. Nick's Club. A sports enthusiast, he was an avid Yankees and Bills fan, enjoyed golf and was a coach for Batavia freshman/JV football and freshman basketball. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Diana (Berardini) Martino of Batavia; son, Timothy (Krista) Martino and their children, Cara & Sean all of Virginia; daughter, Roxanne (Joel) Root and their children, Alexandria & Adam all of Churchville; brothers, Anthony (Carol) of WI and Gino of Buffalo; sisters, Linda (Charles) Cheavacci of Akron and Mary Martino of Buffalo; brothers-in-law, Donald Berardini, Robert (Sue) Berardini all of Batavia, Richard (Josie) Berardini of Webster and sister-in-law, Betty Daly of AZ along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Family and friends are invited Sunday June 16, 2013 from 3 – 7 PM to Celebrate Jerry's Life at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:00 AM Monday June 17 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory are suggested to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street or Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020 with entombment in St. Joseph's Mausoleum.
Please share your memories of Jerry, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF JERRY MARTINO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.
Alice was born in Perry, New York on April 24, 1924 a daughter of the late George and Hazel Gould Totten. Alice was a graduate of Perry High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, reading, doing puzzle books, watching soap operas and the Katie show. Her biggest accomplishments was raising her 11 children. She is preceded in death by her husband Chester Bzduch who died in 2008, a son Richard died in 2010; two infant children William and Susan; siblings George Jr. and Warren Totten; Evelyn Zingerella, Doreen Babcock.
She is survived by 5 daughters; Barbara Bzduch of Perry, Beverly (Jerry) Allard of Perry, Patricia Connolly of Batavia, Betty (Bill) Hendrickson of Warsaw, Lynn (Edwin Rosario) Bzduch of Dansville, 5 sons; John (Jean) of Perry, Robert of Carthage, NC., Steve of Batavia, Mike of Geneseo, and David of Perry, 26 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews including a special niece Hazel VanOrder.
Family and friends may call from 10-2pm on Monday June 17th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.
Memorials may be made to Interlakes Oncology and Hematology 1561 Long Pond Rd. Suite 120 Rochester, New York 14626. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visist www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend Raymond E. Riley lost his 3½ year battle with bile duct cancer on June 10, 2013. Ray was born in Depauville, New York on June 16, 1938 a son of the late Thomas and Flora Hatch Riley. Ray worked for the Cook Iron Store in Rochester. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a passion he shared with his son Jeff and grandson Adam. He served with the Army reserves. Ray is preceded in death by brothers Frankie and John Riley.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Marilyn J. (Handy) Riley, a son Jeffery (Cheryl) Riley of Orlando, Fl., 2 daughters Tammy (Rob) Shaw of Webster and Shelley (Dan) Elzer of Longwood, Fl., step-brother Adam (Carol) Koziel of Perry, 5 grandchildren Joshua (Heather) Leader, Nathan (Kristen) Leader, Kristen Shaw, Megan (Matthew) Bishop, Adam (Nicole) Riley, 3 great grandchildren Isaiah, Dylan and Blake Leader, 2 special friends Kyle (Kim) Marusarz and Al (Laurie) VanTassel, along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call from 5-8pm on Friday June 14th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 15th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shepherd Home 1959 Five Mile Line Rd. Penfield, New York 14526. For more information please call 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.
Lucille A. Capuano Vanson, 61 of Batavia passed away on June 12, 2013 at the Highlands at Brighton in Rochester. She was born February 13, 1952 in Batavia to the late Salvatore “Savie” Capuano and Concetta “Connie” (Rubino) Capuano of Batavia. Lucille worked at Forsyth Accounting for many years here in Batavia. She had a real passion for bowling, a hobby she enjoyed for over 40 years.
She is survived by two sons Erik (Vanessa) Schwable of Amherst; Michael (Jeniffer) Cummings of Batavia; brother Frank (Ann) Capuano of Batavia; grandchildren Justice Leisten-Schwable, Salvatore Schwable, Evan Cummings, Alysa Schwable; one nephew Mark Dvoroznak and one niece Sarah Gabbey.
Friends are invited to call on Monday June 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at the Funeral Home. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank St. Batavia, New York 14020. To sign the online guest registry 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.
Lorraine Gorecki, 83, of Batavia, went lovingly to the Lord on June 11, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center Comfort Care.
She was born in Batavia on August 24, 1929, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary L. Kornowski Gorecki.
Prior to her retirement she was an accountant at the former G.T.E. Sylvania Entertainment Products in Batavia. She was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish, an active member of the Polish Falconettes, member of the Red Hatters and the Altar and Rosary Society of Ascension Parish. She enjoyed good times with family and friends and was an avid reader and golfer.
Surviving are three sisters: Beverly (Robert) Terol of Batavia, Andrea Stromski of Batavia and Mary Ellen (Michael) Minuto of Greece, NY. Nieces and nephews: Jacqueline Terol, Jody Carey, Lynn Stromski, Jim Stromski, Richard Stromski and Dean Minuto. She was the life long love of the late Sigmund (Sax) Rock.
Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA on Friday from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to, Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. RONALD P. KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.
Jane A. Pratt Yasses, 79, of Batavia, died Sunday (June 9, 2013) at her residence with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Batavia on February 4, 1934, a daughter of the late Sam and Mary Priolo Giuliano.
Jane was widowed at the age of 41 when her husband, Edward Pratt died on May 10, 1975. As a single mother, she devoted herself to raising eight children. For over 25 years, she worked at the Pok-A-Dot restaurant in Batavia where she made many friends. She married Peter Yasses on August 4, 1984. Together they enjoyed retirement at their summer home in Consesus Lake. In her past time, Jane enjoyed watching old movies and spending time with her family.
Surviving besides her dear husband Peter Yasses are her loving children: Debbie (Bob) Torrey of Batavia, Mary Kirsch (Mike Harvey) of Rochester, Gary (Sue) Pratt of Rochester, Marty (Ann) Pratt of Batavia, Eddie (Cheryl) Pratt of Rochester, Tom (Sandy) Pratt of Batavia and John (Jana) Pratt of San Antonio, TX. Step children: Peter (Michelle) Yasses of Byron, Kim (late Clif) White of Batavia and Lisa (Buddy) Ogden of Greece, NY. She is the sweetest grandma of 27 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Sister, Patty Cameola (Sue Joint) of Rochester and brothers, Frank (Joan) Giuliano of Rochester and Louie (Linda) Priolo of Syracuse. She is the mother of the late Danny Pratt (2010) and Sammy Pratt (1960).
Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will be Thursday at 8:45am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Family Care & Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. Ronald P. Konieczny, director & proprietor.
LeRoy ~ Betty J. Carli, age 70, of Black Street Road, passed away at home Monday morning (June 10, 2013).
She was born March 13, 1943 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Charles and Marian Williams Cone.
Betty will be remembered as a very caring and passionate person when it came to her family and friends. She loved to shop, attend garage sales and refinish antiques. She also enjoyed working in her flower gardens and the occasional casino trip to try her luck with the slots.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 40 years, Ronald; her children, Robert (Trisha) Riggi of LeRoy, Joanne Riggi of LeRoy, John (Kathy) Riggi of KY, Angela Carli of LeRoy and Todd (Jamie) Carli of LeRoy, a brother, Charles (Jo) Cone of MI, a daughter-in-law, Terry Riggi of Alden, a special granddaughter, Samantha Riggi, a special friend, Jeanice Keaton, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, David Riggi, 7 siblings and her beloved yellow lab Buddy.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday at 1:00 P.M., followed by calling hours from 2 ~ 6 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, 8700 Lake Rd (Rt 19). Memorials may be made to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, P. O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627-8996
Mrs. Carli and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. 585-768-2400