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Carole M. Anderson, 61, of Elba passed away peacefully on Thursday July 24, 2014 at her home. She was born on December 16, 1952 in Batavia to the late Charles (Pauline Zambito) Augello. She is preceded in death by her brothers Charles “Chuck” Augello and Frank “Beech” Augello. Mrs. Anderson was retired from Graham Manufacturing. She was a member and former Trustee of the St Padre Pio Parish in Elba.

She is survived by her loving husband  Michael Anderson of Elba, sons Michael Anderson of Elba and Erik (Molly) Anderson of Elba, brothers Norman (Linda) Augello of Elba; Patrick (Jane) Augello of Elba, sister Pauline Ann Augello of Elba, sister-in-law Tamara Augello of Elba, grandson John Anderson along with many nieces and nephews.   

Friends are invited to call on Sunday July 27, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 28, 2014 at St Padre Pio Parish 65 South Main Street Elba, New York 14058. She will be laid to rest in St. Josephs Cemetery, Batavia

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.

John O. Block, 73, of Delevan passed away  July 24, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. He was born July 17, 1941 in Buffalo to the late Owen (Edith DeVine) Block.

Mr. Block was a retired Correction Lieutenant for the Attica Correctional Facility. He was a member of the Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club and the Holland Rod & Gun Club.

John is survived by his loving wife Patricia L. (Cooley) Block of Delevan, son Thomas (Linda) Block of Boston, NY, daughter Cathy Block of Buffalo, sister Barbara Block of Lakeland, FL, grandchildren; Melanie, Leighanne, Matthew and Thomas Block along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held private. John will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Delevan Yorshire Public Library PO Box 185 Delevan, New York 14042 or the Delevan Volunteer Rescue Squad PO Box 218 Delevan, New York 14042. For more information please call (585) 591-1212or 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.

LOUIS V. SALVADOR - Age 89, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon July 23, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born June 16, 1925 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph & Mary (Cifelli) Salvador, also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Atwell) Salvador in 2011, granddaughter, Christina Salvador and brother, Patrick Salvador.

   Mr. Salvador was a maintenance foreman with Lehigh Valley Railroad and retired from Conrail after 43 years. He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Veterans Association, past president of the Niagara Frontier Lodge No. 1473 and a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. He was an avid bowler who at the age of 73 rolled a perfect game of 300, an avid fisherman and he enjoyed collecting trains and coins. His favorite pastime was that of taking his beloved dog, Molly for boat rides on the Tonawanda Creek.

   Surviving are his loving children, LuAnne (James) Kujawski of Batavia and Douglas L. (Sally) Salvador of Oklahoma; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Salvador of East Bethany; sister, Rose (John) Polizzi of Rochester; 6 grandchildren, David & Joseph Salvador of OK, Gregory Salvador of FL, Susan (Dan) Boss of Batavia, Jim (Beth) Kujawski of Attica and Melanie Roth of Batavia; 5 great-grandchildren, Courtney & Amanda Boss, Tyler Roth, Aaron & Adam Kujawski along with many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 10-12 p.m. Saturday July 26, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road, New York 14020 where funeral services will take place at 12:00 Noon. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu and memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020.           

Please share your memories of Louis, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

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

Emma R. Walker, 101, of Clarence, formerly of Attica, passed away Tuesday July 22, 2014 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  She was born on August 13, 1912 in Buffalo to the late Rudolph (Emma Mier) Broeneman. Emma is preceded in death by her husband John Walker and brother John Broeneman.

Mrs. Walker was a stay at home mom and housewife where she raised her three children.  She was also a former member of the Williamstowne Village Senior Citizen Group.

Emma is survived by two sons; Ronald (Rosemary) Walker of Williamsville and Hans (Pat) Walker of Attica; daughter Louise McDougal of Waitsfield, VT, 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday July 25, 2014 from 12 to 2 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM on Friday July 25, 2014 at the Funeral Home. Emma will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Hospice Program 1540 Marle Road Williamsville, New York 14221. For more information please call (585) 591-1212or 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.

July 20, 2014, at age 83, Ruth Gibson of Perry passed away. Survived by her son Mark Gibson, daughter-in-law Marie of Rush, two grandchildren, Corey and Nicole, and Brother Herbert J. Hawley of Henrietta as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Her Husband Paul Gibson whom she was married to for 54 years , Mother and Father Marian Knox Hawley and Fred Hawley and Brother Fred Hawley Jr predeceased her. 

Ruth was born on September 21, 1930 and lived her entire life in Perry Center.  She graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1956 with a degree in speech pathology, which became her life-long passion.  She was involved with Geneseo Alumni and received the SUNY Geneseo Meritorious Service Award and served on the Geneseo Alumni Board for many years.

She was a teacher in Warsaw and Wyoming schools and taught at Perry Central Schools from 1965 to 1992.  She supervised AFS and Rotary exchange for 45 years and was a second mother to many students from across the globe.  She loved to travel and visited some of her students in Italy, France and Switzerland.  Ruth directed many plays with Perry Central Drama Club and Perry Players.  She loved theatre, opera and the arts. Ruth was also a member of the Perry Rotary club and received their Paul Harris Fellow twice. She was a founding member of Project Read, worked extensively with Literacy Volunteers and was involved with the Perry Public Library.

From these many connections, she gained life-long friends and greatly valued her relationships with each and every one.  She had a kind heart and wanted to help anyone in need.  Her legacy was to try to make the world a better place through her many volunteer efforts.  She carried sincere pride for her son and grandchildren.  In later years, with her mobility decreasing, the phone and her computer remained her lifeline to continue to reach out and touch the world.  She will be greatly missed but her spirit will carry on in the hearts of all those she inspired on a daily basis. 

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support extended to our family during this difficult time. Please join us for calling hours at Eaton Watson funeral home on Tuesday, July 22 from 3-7 pm and a celebration of her life on Wednesday, July 23 at 1 pm also at Eaton Watson Funeral home located at 98 Main Street North, Perry, NY 14530.

She will be laid to rest at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorials in honor can be made to the Perry Rotary Club P.O. Box 103 Perry, New York 14530; Perry Public Library 70 N. Main St. Perry, New York 14530 or the charity of your choice. 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.

Wendy Michelle Bradley, 42 of Akron, passed away suddenly on Saturday (July 19, 2014) in Springfield, PA. 

She was born in Batavia, NY on October 23, 1971, a daughter of the late James and Cherry (Stanley) Harlach.

Wendy was employed by KAMCO Supply of New England in Buffalo.  She will always be remembered by her smile and how her open heart welcomed everyone into her home and life.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Bradley of Akron. Children, Justin Michael Bradley and Jenna Michelle Bradley, both of Akron.  Step-children, Amanda (Andy) Swindall of Topeka, KS.  Grandchildren, Angelina, Garrett, Connor and Nathan.  Brothers, James (Jennifer) Harlach, Troy (Kelly) Harlach and Brian Harlach, all of Pembroke.  Brother and sister in-law, Ertis “Bud” (Meredith) Bradley of Edinburg, TX and Lynn (Steve) Carlo of Williamsville, NY.  Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, condolences and thoughts on Thursday (July 24th) from 5-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY.  Funeral services will be Friday, 11am at the funeral home.

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.

Dorothy Parsons, 96, of Batavia passed away on July 20, 2014 at Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born December 3, 1917 in Batavia to the late Edward (Mary Jane Dean) Myers. She is preceded in death by her son Jack Parsons Jr.

Dorothy was a retired Senior Social Welfare Examiner for Genesee County Social Services. She was active in the former Rainbow Club at the YWCA; volunteered at Planned Parenthood and a member of the Professional Business Women’s Group.  Dorothy was known for being a great baker especially her signature chocolate chip cookies and fudge.  She fostered many animals over the years and had an amazing love for them, especially her cats.

Dorothy is survived by her children Gail (Leif) Nicolaisen of Oneida Castle; Ronald Parsons of Gladewater, TX; Connie (Charles) Boyd of Batavia; cats Wally & Miss Kitty; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in the Historic Batavia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, Inc. PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14020 or to Planned Parenthood 222 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Corfu - George L. Wells, 81, of Corfu, passed away at his home Saturday (July 19, 2014) in the loving care of his family.

George was born December 17, 1932 in Batavia, a son of the late Elbert and Mildred North Wells.

George was proud of his United States Army military service, where he was hand selected to work security for the CIA guarding Russian spies, and as General Lucian Truscott’s personal chauffeur while stationed in Germany during the Korean War.
George enjoyed deer hunting with his boys, who always made sure his blind was warm and dry. He enjoyed maintaining his property with his John Deere equipment. He loved large family gatherings at his home where he always wanted a head count to brag to friends. George drove truck for Angelica Health Care until retiring at the age of 65. George was a member of Holy Name of Mary Parish. George was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Anna Kuehnlein Wells and his three brothers, Harley Wells, Ralph Wells and twin brother John Wells.

Surviving are his children; Linda (Mark) vonKramer, Carol (Tim) Ahrens, Richard (Claudia) Wells, George Jr. (Cindy) Wells, Steven (Traci) Wells, Michael (Sharon) Wells and Joe Hendry; 14 grandchildren; Matt (Kelly), Jeff (Jaime), Krista (Josh), Autumn, Jesse (Kelly), Katelyn (Ryan), Morgan, Amanda, Teri (Josh), Ashley (Chad), Josh (Audrey), Zac (Erica), Michael Jr. and Danny; 11 great grandsons, 3 great granddaughters and was looking forward to the birth of 2 more in a few weeks. Sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Pembroke Fire Department or  the American Diabetes Association 315 Alberta Drive # 102 Buffalo, NY 14226.

Pavilion ~ Frances Louise Wright, age 89, formerly of W. Park Street, passed away Sunday morning (July 20, 2014) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

     Mrs. Wright was born October 3, 1924 in Columbia, TN, a daughter of the late Irvine and Virginia Clark Scribner.

     She will be remembered as a very caring and compassionate person, who was totally devoted to her family.  She was a charter member of the Pavilion Firemen's Auxiliary and "Woman of the Year", a girl scout leader during the 1960's and a member of the Pavilion Senior Citizen's organization, "Young at heart".

      Mrs. Wright is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Henry "Hank" Wright, her sons, Douglas (Kathy) Wright of Pavilion and David Wright of Pavilion, her daughters, Ginger Sackel (Marjorie Wilkison) of Flatrock, NC and Phyllis (Dr. Mark) Hagen of Westfield, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by 9 siblings and her brother in law, Donald Wright Sr.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 ~ 8 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced at the Pavilion United Methodist Church.  Interment will be private in the Pavilion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Pavilion United Methodist Church.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Mrs. Wright's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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

Bergen ~ Elaine A. Fisher, age 79, of Pondview Drive, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

     She was born July 22, 1934 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Harrington Root.

     Elaine will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, who had a passion for her family.  She was also a dedicated social worker for the Lockport Senior Citizen Center and a long-time volunteer with Girl Scouts.

     She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, LaVerne Fisher, her children, Linda (Alan) Meerow of Davie, FL, Susan (Richard) Riggi of Caledonia, Stephen (Amy) Fisher of West Hartford, CT and Nancy (Richard) Matton of Falls Church, VA; a sister, Helen Schieffer of Merrick, NY; grandchildren, Sara, Andrew and Erica Meerow, Rick, Dan and Matt Riggi, Kevin, Mike, Tim and Nick Fisher, Clara, Sophie and Calvin Matton, along with many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Elaine was predeceased by a sister, Mary Rosenbluth.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, July 20 from 12 ~ 1 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, NY where her funeral service will be celebrated at 1:00.  Interment will be private.

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

Mrs. Fisher and her family are being cared for by the

Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. 

585-768-2400

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