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Kenneth Alfieri, 71, of Tonawanda passed away on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. He was born on February 10, 1943 in Batavia to the late Joseph (Frances Russo) Alfieri. He is preceded in death by his brother John Alfieri.

He was a very loving; dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was a very unselfish man, his family always came first.  Mr. Alfieri was a United States Army Veteran. He worked as a logistics manager for Fisher Price in East Aurora, Department of Labor in Lockport and Kidspeace National Center which was very important to him. He belonged to St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church. He coached both tennis and baseball and was an avid tennis player. He loved baseball specifically the New York Yankees.

He is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn (Liberto) Alfieri of Tonawanda; children  Kenneth A. Alfieri of Forest Park, IL, Paul J. (Dena) Alfieri of Tonawanda, Wendy A. (Anthony) Fazzolari of Newfane; grandchildren Nicholas, Jonathon Alfieri, Maria, Gianna Fazzolari, Marissa Stainsby along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday October 3, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited 9:30 AM at the Funeral Home on Saturday October 4, 2014 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm & Carlton Street Buffalo, New York 14203 or Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Boulevard Cheektowaga, New York 14227. 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.

KAROL LAVRINCIK SR. Age 87, of Darien Center, died peacefully Monday morning September 29, 2014 at his home under the care of Wyoming County Hospice. He was born September 11, 1927 in Romania, a son of the late Jan and Maria Lavrincik.  

   Mr. Lavrincik was in the roofers local union #74 and was a self-employed farmer for many years. A member of Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, he enjoyed farming, gardening, growing his own grapes and making homemade wine, was a beekeeper and had a love of the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of over 50 years, Dorothy (Grigsby) of Darien Center; sons, Karl (Deb) Lavrincik Jr. of Warsaw, John (Ann) Lavrincik & Richard (Brenda) Lavrincik all of Attica; daughter, Kathryn (Tom) Lukasik of Attica; sister, Francesca Sfzarski of Attica; his wonderful caregivers, Gerri & Virginia; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday October 1, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewksi Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Wyoming County Hospice or the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department. Private burial will be in Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery.  

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

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

Everett G. Norris, 77, of Melborne Florida passed away on Monday September 29, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born on September 4, 1937 in Batavia to the late George (Margaret Smith) Norris. He is preceded in death by his brother Gordon Norris.

Everette worked for Pepperidge Farms in Rochester as a Bakery Distributor.  He was a member of the Palm Bay United Methodist Church and the Free and Accepted Masons.

He is survived by his beloved wife Doris A.  (Hitchcock) Norris of Melborne, FL; children Linda C. (Timothy) Anderson of Batavia, Jeffrey G. (Linda) Norris of Batavia, Lori A. (fiancé Richard Baldeck) Pietrzykowski of Churchville; grandchildren Michael, Kelly, Timothy; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Lukas, and Lucy along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Masonic Care Community of New York 2150 Bleecker Street Utica, New York 13501. 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.

William E. Sutter, age 83, of Perry, died on Monday September 29, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 1, 1931 a son of the late William and Agnes Sutten.

William worked for the Nickel Plate Road Railroad, Morton Salt Co. and the Rochester Laborer’s Union. He served with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was on the USS Hammer DD-718. He received the United Nations Metal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service medal and the China Service Medal. He was a member of the Perry VFW Post #5009, National Geographic Society, and the American Legion Post #799 in Buffalo. He enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, watching old war movies and talking about his experience in the war.

He is survived by his companion for 23 years Thelma Flint of Perry; step-daughter Kristie (Thomas) Fravel of Perry; step-sons Randy (Colleen) Newton of Livonia , Roy Newton of Perry; grandchildren Kenneth, Marissa, Dakota, Caleb, Aubrey, Mary and Lucy.

Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. 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.

Timothy “Poppy” Hasson, 60 of Batavia, passed way on Saturday September 27, 2014 at his home under the care of Hospice. He was born on June 16, 1954 in Batavia to the late Thomas (Therese English) Hasson. He is preceded in death by his wife Beverly (Joy) Hasson, daughter Jeri Bartholomew and brother Thomas Hasson.

Tim was retired from Rochester General Hospital where he was an electrician. He attended Discovery Chapel and he enjoyed camping.

Tim is survived by his fiancée Darlene Martaus of Batavia, sons Craig (Jackie) Alley of Deland, FL; Robert Alley of N. Tonawanda; daughters Beth (Michael) Whaley of N. Tonawanda; Pamela (Gary) Kilgore of Batavia; Sheree (Brian) Barto of Alexander; brother Gerald (Vickie) Hasson of FL; sisters Kathleen (Jerry) Reilley of PA; and Patty (Lou) Angelucci of PA; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday October 1, 2014 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be held at a later date.He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 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, NY 14020.
 

Jay M. Cummings, 65, of Darien passed away on Sunday September 28, 2014 at home. He was born February 5, 1949 in Batavia to the late Donald (Elizabeth McLaggen) Cummings. He is preceded in death by his brother Donald Cummings.

Jay owned and operated Cummings Collision, along with loving cars he was an avid fisherman. He loved his children very much and enjoyed spending time with his family.  

He is survived by his sons Jay R. Cummings of Greece, Steven M. Cummings of Darien; daughter Danielle E. Cummings of Spring Hill, FL; sisters Joyce Gold of Depew, Nancy (Ken) Alfis of Batavia, Peggy (Dave) Thompson of Churchville; granddaughter Jaylynn Cummings along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday October 1, 2014 from 5 to 9 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Funeral Service will take place on Thursday October 2, 2014 at the Funeral Home. Mr. Cummings will be laid to rest in Darien Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice 29 Liberty St Suite 6 Batavia, New York 14020 or Mercy Flight Western New York 100 Amherst Villa Road Buffalo, New York 14225. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Marley Funeral Home. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

Dr. Paul C. LaValley, 70, passed away on September 21, 2014.  
 
He was born July 13, 1944 in Ithaca, NY to the late Edward C. LaValley and Mildred ("Midge") Fagan
 
Dr. LaValley was a United States Navy veteran and former Commander of the American Legion, Post 332. He volunteered extensively with the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Batavia.  He received a Presidential Service Award in 2009 for his volunteer service.
 
He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Michael's College (VT), a Master of Arts from the University of Vermont, and a Doctorate in English Literature from the University of Toronto.  He served as Assistant to the City Manager (Batavia) and worked at the Dolomite Company in Leroy.  A passionate teacher, Paul taught English at The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT), Genesee Community College, Notre Dame High School (Batavia, NY), and at the Attica Correctional Facility.   
 
He is survived by wife, Pamela Wyeth of Connecticut.  Siblings, Edward (late Beatrice) LaValley of Batavia and Louise (John) Henderson of Holley, NY.  Daughters, Claire (Dean) Angle of Buffalo, NY and Susan LaValley of Batavia, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 
There will be no prior visitation.  A memorial service with military honors will be held on Friday (October 3rd), 11am at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC,  2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia, NY.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Susan LaValley in care of J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC. 
 
To leave a message of condolence visit www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.
 
 
 

LeRoy ~ Palmina "Pam" M. O'Geen, age 82, of Gilbert Street, passed away early Saturday morning (Sept. 27, 2014) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     Miss O'Geen was born July 6, 1932 in LeRoy, a daughter of the late Joseph G. and Pauline Maloni O'Geen.

     She will be remembered as a loving and compassionate sister and aunt, who was devoted to her family.  She enjoyed baking and spending time with her nieces and nephews.  She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Church and was a retired telephone operator, having worked at Lapp Insulator Company and Eastman Kodak.

     She is survived by her siblings, Sarah Zinni of Batavia, Frank (Rose) O'Geen of Batavia, Salvatore (Joan) O'Geen of LeRoy, Philip (JoAnn) O'Geen of LeRoy, Joseph A. (Donna) O'Geen of LeRoy and Connie Cecere of LeRoy, along with many loving nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, James M. O'Geen.

     Family and friends are invited to attend her Rite of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Joseph's Oratory, 27 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Private interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Crossroads House or American Heart Association.

     Your memories and condolences may be offered to Miss O'Geen's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Miss O'Geen and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Marianne “Annie” D. Divers, 91 of Rochester passed away on Thursday Sept. 25, 2014 at Cottage Grove.  Annie is predeceased by her husband of 59 years Raymond T. Divers and her beloved sister Margot D. McVoy.

She was a proud WWII veteran having served in the Women’s Army Air Corps at the Rome NY air base during the War and in the Reserves for a number of years afterward. She worked as a research chemist for Alllied Chemical in Solvay NY for nearly 40 years and competed in many bridge leagues in Syracuse until moving to Rochester in 2009. Annie was a Bronze Life Master in the American Bridge League. She was an accomplished chef, seamstress, and artist as well. The Family wishes to thank all of her caregivers at Cottage Grove, especially Cathy Casey and Marva Williams.

She is survived by her daughters Pamela D. Korte and Lorrie D. Divers of both of Rochester, former son in law John M. Korte, Luis Arzu (AFS son), brother and sister in law Kenneth (Dorothy) Divers, several nieces, nephews and grand-dogs Gina and Blush

Friends are invited to call on Monday Sept. 29th from 4- 6 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 6PM at the Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Rochester Presbyterian Home, 256 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY 14624 or to www.pawsandstripes.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

                                                                                       

Linda Kay (Strong) Clark, 65, originally of Alexander, NY and most recently from Virginia Beach, VA passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Earl Strong and sons Martin Clark II and Daniel Clark. 

She was survived by daughter, Kelly Nordby, son-in-law JR Nordby, grandchildren Cole and Finley Nordby and Mackenzi and Hagen Clark, daughter-in-law Danielle “Katie” Clark, sister Sharon Meisner, brother Ralph Marvin, nieces Lorie Wawrzyniak, Patty Charles, Kristy Bowen, and nephews Jimmy Barrett and Bradley Meisner. 

She was an active community member throughout her life.  Her involvement included a Sunday School teacher at Alexander Methodist Church and color guard captain in the Alexander Fire Department Band.  She graduated from Alexander Central School in 1967 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from The College at Brockport: State University of New York in 1971 and her Master’s Degree in Education at Old Dominion University in 1983.  She was a Reading Specialist and Assistant Principal in Chesapeake, VA for 25 years.   Linda will be remembered for her fun-loving spirit and her passions for singing, cooking, her golden retrievers and especially her grandchildren. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday September 26, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday September 27, 2014 at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linda Clark’s name to American Kidney Fund at http://www.kidneyfund.org/. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. 

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