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LeRoy ~ Raymond L. "Papa" Mancuso, age 89, of Wolcott Street, passed away Monday evening (July 28, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

     Ray was born June 30, 1925 in Lime Rock, a son of the late Joseph and Christina Regoni Mancuso.

     Ray retired from Lapp Insulator and Pulsafeeder where he worked for over 40 years.  He will be remembered as a very caring and loving man, who lived life to its fullest.  He was dedicated to his family, friends, church and the NY Yankees.

     He was drafted at the age of 18 and served as a Navy Seaman 1st class aboard the USS Roche DE197 during World War II.  After his honorable discharge, Ray returned to his hometown of Lime Rock, where he worked for LeRoy Lime Stone Crusher and played 2nd base for the Lime Rock Rockers.  He received his high school diploma in June 2010 from LeRoy Central Schools through Operation Recognition.  Ray was a member of the American Legion-Caledonia Post and USS Roche Association.

     He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Arlene J. Mancuso, daughters, Sharon (Tom) Royce of LeRoy, Debbie (Vern) Falcone of LeRoy and Laura (Dean) McClurg of Warsaw, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and favorite dog, Raina.

     He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters in law, George (Helen) Mancuso and Gene (Dale) Mancuso.

     Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery with full military honors.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either the LeRoy Fire Department, 3 W. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or Golisano Children's Hospital (In honor of Hailey Coniber), 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642

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

William F. Strong, age 83, of Perry died on Sunday July 27, 2014 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. He was born on July 6, 1931 to the late Frank and Agnes Strong.  He is preceded in death by his wife Luella (Baldwin) Strong who died in 2009.

William retired from Pavilion National Gas and RG & E where he worked as a lineman for 35 years. He volunteered for the Wyoming County Civil Defense Program in the 1970’s. He served with the US Army. He enjoyed hunting deer, squirrel and fishing and also belonged to a hunting club in Canisteo.

He is survived by a daughter: Mary (Joseph) Randazzo of Leicester, 2 grandchildren: Tonya (Joel) Clester of Perry, Travis (Amy) Gayton of Warsaw, 3 great grandchildren: Rowan and Demitri Clester and John Gayton along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Wednesday July 30th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. in Perry. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in the West Perry Cemetery in Perry.
 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s 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.

Bergen ~ Marian E. Airth, age 93, of N. Lake Road, passed away early Sunday morning (July 27, 2014) at Rochester General Hospital.

     She was born March 8, 1921 in Bergen, N.Y., a daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Seward Long.

     Mrs. Airth will be remembered as a very quiet and gentle person, who enjoyed going out to lunch and dinner, and especially going on picnics with her grandchildren.  She liked her afternoon soap opera, putting puzzles together and doing her crossword puzzles.  She had a fondness for nature and loved her flowers and watching her hummingbirds.  She also loved her church, Stone Church Presbyterian Church, where she was a lifetime member.

     She is survived by her children, Shirley Hasenauer of Churchville, Harley (Terri) Airth Jr. of Cleveland, NY and Helen Airth of Albion; a sister in law, Elizabeth Long of Bergen, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harley Airth Sr, her brother, Robert Long and her grandson, Michael Hasenauer.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10:00 A.M. at the Stone Church Presbyterian Church. 

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to Stone Church Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 128, Bergen, N.Y. 14416.

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

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

B. John Olivadoti, 91, of Stuart, FL. formally of Batavia, passed away Wednesday July 23, 2014 at Catholic Hospice in Ft. Lauderdale.  He was born on April 11, 1923 in Gardenville, New York to the late Giovanni (John) & Santa (Repice) Olivadoti.  Mr. Olivadoti is predeceased by his wife Harriet Ross Spendelow Olivadoti who passed away on May 30, 1994, siblings; Carmella Olivadoti Constable, Mary Olivadoti Bilotta, Katharine Olivadoti Bilotta, Victoria Repice DeVirgilio, Ray Olivadoti all of Buffalo.

John was a member of the United Sates Navy during WWII in the Pacific Corridor and survived being sunk on the USS Hornet. He was an insurance agent for Mutual of Omaha Companion of New York for 50 years and was an avid golfer.  Mr. Olivadoti was a member of the Batavia First United Methodist Church and the Peace Presbyterian Church in Stuart, FL. He is survived by his son Richard Olivadoti of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and daughter Kim Olivadoti Martin of Hurst, TX along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 29 at 11:00AM at St. Joseph's Cemetery Mausoleum in Batavia.

Memorials may be made in John’s honor to the Alzheimer's Association, www.ALZ.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.

 

Carolyn J. Ross, 85 of  Attica, passed away on Saturday July 26, 2014 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She was born March 13, 1929 in Meadville, PA to the late Clarence (Virginia Faulkner) Johnson. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband James D. Ross who passed away on February 11, 2010.

Mrs. Ross was a member of Attica First Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star. She was a retired secretary from Attica Correctional Facility.

Carolyn is survived by her children Stephan Ross of Arkansas; Terry (Nelson) Green of Bergen; Randall Ross of Johnsonburg; brothers David of CA; Bo (Peggy) Johnson of Attica; sisters Lonnelle (Cliff) Sutliff of PA; Barbie Johnson of OH; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday July 30, 2014 from 1 to 3 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. Funeral services will immediately follow calling hours at 3:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

Memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department Rescue Squad 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011. 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.
 

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.

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