Byron ~ Timothy P. Smith, age 54, of N. Byron Road, passed away at home on Thursday evening (March 6, 2014) with his loving family at his side.
Mr. Smith was born January 20, 1960 in Batavia, a son of Mary Busse Smith and the late Lloyd A. Smith.
He was a 35+ year employee of Graham Manufacturing in Batavia, where he considered his fellow workers to be like family. He was also an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish.
In addition to his mother, Mary Smith of Byron, he is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Barbara Sickmond Smith, his daughter, Shawna Smith (Geoff Tuttle) of Byron, his siblings, Daniel (Nancy) Smith of LeRoy and Deborah (John) Loreant of Houston, TX, sister in law and brother in law, Debra (Joseph) DelleFave of Rochester, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. In addition to his dad, he was predeceased by his brother, Lloyd and a nephew, Matthew.
Special recognition and appreciation for the love and support offered to Tim and his family from the Young Farmers, Graham Manufacturing and Genesee Community College.
Friends may call on the family on Monday from 2 ~ 4 PM and 7 ~ 9 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where a Celebration of Tim's Life will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NPCF, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 or online at www.pancreaticcancerfoundation.com
Your memories and condolences may be offered to Tim's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com
Carol M. Reed, 73 of Batavia, died Tuesday March 4, 2014 at her home. She was born January 23, 1941 in Batavia to the late Lester (Mable Potter) Stevenson. Mrs. Reed was a very unique woman with a heart of gold. She never said a mean word about anyone and will be missed. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband William Reed and a sister Nancy Stevenson-Koehler.
Carol is survived by a niece Lisa (Paul) Koehler of Burlington, Ontario.
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Lockport, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information please call 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
Mary Louise Norton, 77 of East Bethany, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday March 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 5, 1936 in Batavia to the late Francis (Margaret Tenney) Bartz. Mrs. Norton was a member of Mary Immaculate Parish and a member of their Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed collecting angels, gardening, snowmobiling, singing and attending the sporting events of her grandchildren. Mrs. Norton was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and loved all of her animals especially her cat Izzy. Her greatest pleasure came from being with her family, family was her life and she loved them all so very much. Mary is preceded in death by a son Gregory Norton, grandson Daniel Fluker, brother Bernard Bartz and a brother-in-law Porter Clemens.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years Roger J. Norton of E. Bethany who she married on May 14, 1955; children Fran (Bobbi) Norton of Alexander; Cindy (Wayne) Ortiz of E. Bethany; Mark (Sue) Norton of E. Bethany; Sandy (Jeff) Fluker of Bethany; Jane (Brian) Dills of Alexander; 9 grandchildren Greg, Lindsey, Kristie, Ashley, Jason, Amanda, Drew, Bradley and Jamie along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday March 6, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday March 7, 2014 at Mary Immaculate Parish 5865 Ellicott St. Rd. East Bethany, NY 14054. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department 5253 Old Telephone Rd. E. Bethany, NY 14054 or to Mary Immaculate Parish 5865 Ellicott St. Rd. E. Bethany, NY 14054. 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.
John W. Herman, 86, of Akron, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (March 4, 2014) at Beechwood Nursing Facility in Getzville, NY.
He was born in Buffalo on November 2, 1927, son of the late John F. and Anne Laurencell Herman.
John was a chemical operator for O-Cel-O Sponge Company in Tonawanda prior to his retirement. He and his wife also enjoyed square and round dancing.
Survivors include his wife, Antoinette Schumacher Herman. Children, John F. Herman, Ann Marie (Brian) Morris, Lloyd J. (Julie Lim) Herman, Michael G. (Jeanne) Herman, Charles E. Herman, Conrad L. (Kimberly) Herman, Andrew P. (Mary Beth) Herman and Deborah L. (Daniel) Cygrymus. Also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Joseph F. Herman and Bernice Woodley.
Family and friends are cordially invited to share memories, thoughts and condolences on Friday from 2-4pm & 6:30-8:30pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 10:30am at St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Buell St., Akron. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Buffalo and memories 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. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.
Lois W. Wyant, age 83, of Perry, died Monday March 3, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born in Rushford, NY on December 22, 1930 a daughter of the late Elmer and Evelyn Arlie Davis Waite. She was a graduate of Perry High School and Rochester Business Institute. She was the manager at the Perry Central School District luncheon program for 25 years retiring in 1989. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center, Evening Women’s Group at the church, Wyoming County Home Bureau, Red Hat Society and The Winnebago Group. She volunteered at the Episcopal Church Thrift store in Perry and cut coupons with people in the church to distribute to families overseas who are serving our country. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, baking, cooking, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, going to senior luncheons with her friends, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Merton C. Wyant who died on March 3, 2011; siblings Bernida VanValkenburg, Velma Horton, Max and Harold Waite.
She is survived by a daughter: Doreen (Wayne Hibbard) Oliver of Holley, three sons: Douglas (Bobbie Huntz) Wyant of Perry, Donald (Karen) Wyant of Perry, Duane (Kristy Grisewood) Wyant of Castile, 2 sisters: Rowena Meiler of Cheektowaga and Betty Lou Acker of Helena, MT, 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call from 3-7pm on Thursday March 6th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow visitation at 7pm on Thursday at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry Center.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church in Perry Center. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
Salvatore Sanfratello Jr., 63 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born on August 28, 1950 in Batavia to the late Salvatore (Katherine Nicosia) Sanfratello Sr. Mr. Sanfratello was an avid fisherman and amateur photographer. He was a lifelong Yankee fan, attended sporting events across the country, coached Little League and particularly enjoyed the Olympics as well as track and field. He worked at Alliance Mold and went on to retire from Kodak as a Computer Programmer. Sal was instrumental in the implementation of cable TV in Batavia. He is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Edward Palone.
Sal is survived by his sisters Frances Palone; Josie (Joseph) Corcimiglia both of Batavia, along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be held privately for the family. A 6:30 PM Memorial Service will be held on Monday March 10, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church 7484 West Bergen Road, Bergen, NY 14416. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to All Babies Cherished 445 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.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.
Batavia - Mr. Leonard Charles Guarino, age 94, formerly of Oakfield, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 as a resident of the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia
Leonard was born April 11, 1919, in Mount Morris, the youngest of ten children to the late Joseph and Mary Muscato Guarino.
He served honorably in World War II as a member of the United States Navy and again in the Korean War as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Leonard was a member of the Teamsters Union working at Empire State Motor Express in Lime Rock where he retired from in 1980.
He was a loving and devoted husband and father who deeply loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After his retirement, he enjoyed outdoor activities especially fishing, mowing his kids’ lawns, building screen houses, gardening, spending time telling his stories and sharing his tremendous sense of humor and jokes. In 1992, Leonard and his late wife, Margaret, became members of the Oakfield Recreation Club and established their summer residence there, keeping their winter home in Florida.
He is predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Margaret E. (Underwood) Wadams Guarino.
He is survived by his children, Terry (Valerie) Wadams of Oakfield, Debbie (Roger) Cornell of Retsof, Gary (Sue) Wadams of Oakfield, Pamela Wadams of Batavia and Lennie Colley of Batavia; ten grandchildren, Carrie Monachino of Oakfield, Mark (Stefanie) Wadams of Mahopac, Ronald (Tracy) Cornell of Rochester, Todd Cornell of Rochester, Jeremy Cornell of Retsof, Tara (Vince) Fasso of Livonia, Jaime (Scott) Kelly of Perry, Brandi (Jon) Suro of Getzville, Nicole Hurlbutt of Batavia and Brena Hurlbutt of Cheektowaga; 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery, Dansville. Memorials may be made to the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia where Leonard was loved by all that cared for him there. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.
Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.
Geraldine A. Foster, 84 of Batavia, died Thursday February 27, 2014 at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was born May 17, 1929 in LeRoy to the late Learine (Helen Randolph) Fuller. Ms. Foster worked for many years at Ebling Laundry. She was a past member of the Salvation Army. She is preceded in death by her special friends Myron Bogue and David Ebling, sisters Shirley Munt, Doris Wozniak, Betty, Gertrude and Mildred Fuller.
Ms. Foster is survived by sisters Mary Snyder of Batavia, along with many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday March 2, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 2:00 PM on Sunday at the Funeral Home.She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army 529 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
Faye Jane Frances Kelly, age 75, of Perry Center, died Thursday February 27, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born in Livonia Center, New York on January 23, 1939, a daughter of the late Dudley and Lanie Elizabeth (Ball)Mann Sr. Faye was a waitress for the former Olympus Restaurant in Avon, she retired in 2001. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center, and a member of the Perry VFW and Vets Club. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, cooking, and doing crossword puzzles. She is preceded in death by children Martin Unamann, Virginia Unamann-Lane; siblings John Sylvester Mann, Dudley Mann Jr., Betty Levey and Alice Schmidt.
She is survived by her husband Frederick “Red” Kelly of Perry, Center, 3 children: Robert (Bobby Massengall) Unamann of Ridgeland, SC, Judith Birchenough of Beaufort, SC., Sandra (Fay) Unamann of Avon, 3 step-children: Jeffrey Kelly of Perry, Linda Maust and Todd Kelly both of Florida, 3 siblings: Edith Hill of Honeoye Falls, Gene Mann of New Hampshire, and Regina Davis of Florida, 6 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call from 1-4 pm on Sunday March 2nd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 4:00 pm. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry Center.
Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, NY 14530 or to the Perry Center Fire Department P.O. Box 204 Perry, NY 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
Rose L. Blair, 83 of Varysburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Wyoming County Community Hospital. She was born on January 24, 1931 in Warsaw to the late John (Mary Janik) Satola. Mrs. Blair worked at the Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center in Varysburg for 46 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bennington Center. Rose enjoyed raising chickens and geese as well as gardening. She was a devoted fan of Earnest Tubb and John Wayne. Rose had a love for music, teaching her children to play many instruments especially her favorite instrument the fiddle. She loved babies, all babies, her children and grandchildren often referring to them as her “Little Dupies”.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert A. Blair who passed in 1990, daughter Janet Blair, grandson Todd Thornton, brothers Frank, Stanley and Steven Satola, sisters Katherine Satola, Mary Wagner and Sophie Widelski.
Mrs. Blair is survived by sons Kenneth (Cindi); Wayne (Judy) both of Varysburg; Roger Blair of Bennington; daughters Joanne (David) Thornton of Attica; Patricia (Scott) Meidenbauer of Varysburg; Susan (Tracy) Mallon of Bennington; brothers Raymond (Agatha) Satola of OH; Leonard (Alice) Satola of Depew; sister Helen Pierce of Alden; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Monday March 3, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 1230 Clinton St. (Bennington Center) Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Varysburg.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. 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.