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ROBERT J. SCHMIT "Bob" "Schmitter" - Age 60, of Batavia, passed away Sunday morning January 25, 2015 at Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born April 21, 1954 in Cleveland, OH and was the loving son of Pauline (Nies) Schmit of Corfu and the late Raymond J. Schmit.  

   Bob was a 1972 graduate of Alden High School and was a machinist at Excel Industries in Clarence, NY for over 30 years. As a member of the Batavia Rod & Gun Club he was an avid outdoorsman and shooting sporting clays and hunting waterfowl.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 35 years, Linda (Duszkiewicz) Schmit of Batavia and his devoted daughter, Shannon Schmit at home; sister, Robin (Scott) Waite of Corfu; mother-in-law, Dorothy (late Eugene) Duszkiewicz; brothers-in-law, David, Joey (Donna) and the late Donald Duszkiewicz; sister-in-law, Judy Duszkiewicz; niece, Melissa Duszkiewicz; longtime hunting companions, Danny Lapp and his special four footed companions, Ariel, Emmy & Sierra.

   Please join Bob's family for a Celebration of his Life 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 7, 2015 at Grace Baptist Church 238 Vine Street Batavia, New York 14020. Memorials in his honor may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia or Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY.

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

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

John “Jack” Elmore, 92, of Batavia formally of Attica died Wednesday January 28, 2015 at The Manor House in Batavia.  He was born April 24, 1922 in Batavia to the late Thomas J. (Elizabeth Goodenbury) Elmore.  Jack is predeceased by his brothers; Thomas (Doris Noel), Robert Emmett (Mary Deleo), William (Elizabeth Powers), Eugene “Gene” (Lucille Love Peters), Edward (Lenore “Norie” O’Connor), Joseph Leo, sisters; Helen “Gert” (Leo Gray), Anna Catherine (Lawrence Hale).

Jack was a veteran who served in the United States Air Force and Army during WWII.  He was a proud member of the P-38 Squad 428th in the South Pacific. “Klink” as he was referred to, retired from the Department of Corrections at Attica Prison as a Lieutenant / Shift Commander in 1980. He was a 60 year member of the Harder / O’Donnell American Legion and served as past Post Commander.  Jack was honored at this year’s Attica Holiday Parade as the Grand Marshall.  He was an avid sports fan, especially Notre Dame and the Buffalo Bills.  He attended all of his granddaughter Stacey’s Attica soccer and basketball games known as “Pops, with the candy”.  Jack enjoyed his Thursdays with his daughter Cindy watching his son-in-law Bob race sail boats on Lake Ontario from their porch. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father.

Husband to the late Ann Alice Wise, the love of his life, he is survived by his children; Gerald (Susan) Elmore of Attica, Ronald “RJ” Elmore of Batavia, Cynthia (Robert) Chaplin of Waterport; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sister in law and beloved friend Bev Wise along with several nieces and nephews.  He was the grandfather to the late Stacey Chaplin who died December 24, 2004.

The family of Jack would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Sue Naik and Mary Jane for their care, support and friendship. 

There will be no prior calling hours.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial Monday February 2, 2015 at St. Joachim & Ann Parish (Formally St. Vincent’s) 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011.  He will be laid to rest with full military honors in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Attica Rescue Squad, 11 Water St. in Attica and St. Joachim & Ann Parish, 50 East Ave. in Attica.  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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

Corfu - Marg Matuszewski, 77, passed away Tuesday (January 27, 2015) at United Memorial Medical Center.

Marg is the daughter of the late Michael and Frances Mierzejewski and devoted wife of the late Gerald Matuszewski.

Marg was an avid participant in the Corfu Grange, several are Senior Groups and actively participated in various church activities. She loved to travel and be around her many friends and family.

She is survived by her 4 children; Marylou (Duane) Moot of Canajoharie, NY, Anthony Matuszewski of Frederica, Delaware, Rose (Manuel) Quizon of Walsenburg, Colorado and Nancy (Nick) Demarco of Orchard Park, NY; and 8 grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster, NY.
 

Patricia J. Leaton, 85 of Byron, passed away on Monday (January 26, 2015) at Rochester General Hospital. 
 
She was born in Cortland, NY on November 12, 1929, a daughter of the late William and Ruth Crowter Alter. 
 
Patricia enjoyed working outside in her garden and caring for the birds in her yard. She also enjoyed evening movies, reading and spending time with her  family. 
 
She was the wife of the late Kenneth S. Leaton who died April 8, 2009 and sister of the late Barbara Svolos. 
 
Survivors include her son and daughter in-law: John and Karen Leaton of York, PA. Two daughters and a son in-law: Jacqueline Leaton of Dansville, NY and Jane and Ronald Eygabroad of Ontario, NY.  Grandchildren: Krista (Michael) Caccamise,  Kathryn (Brian) Miller and Kelly Hepner. Great-grandchildren: Chelsey, Taylor and Zachary (Nina Torres) Cratsley, Brianna, Noah and Lauren Miller and Matthew Hepner. Great-great-granddaughter: Yaritsa “Grace” Torres Cratsley.  Sister: Judith Schuh of Mayfield, NY. Brother in-law and sister in-law: Edwin and Arlene Leaton of Batavia.  Several nieces, nephews and close friends also survive. 
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (February 8th) from 1-3pm at City Church, 210 East Main St.,  Batavia, where a service will be conducted at 3pm. Interment will be the Byron Cemetery. 
 
The family will have another memorial service later in the spring for out of state family and friends at a date and time to be announced. 
 
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to City Church, Crossroads House or South Byron Fire Dept.
 
Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.  
 
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020.  RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.
 
 
 
 
 

CLAUDIA M. MANCUSO - age 72, of Batavia, NY died peacefully Wednesday January 28, 2015 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina. She was born May 29, 1942 in Batavia, NY to the late Samuel and Sara (Salvania) Mancuso.

   She was a member of Ascension Parish and worked for years at United Memorial Medical Center. Claudia enjoyed Native American History and its Culture, was an avid New York Yankees and Chicago Bears fan. She loved to travel and enjoyed her road trips to the water, but what brought her the most joy was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren

   She is survived by her loving children, Mark (Mary Margaret) Mruczek of TX & their children, Rachel & Renee; Pat (Jeanette) Mruczek of Alexander and their children, Justin, Nicholas & Marissa; Noreen (Ryan) Mooney of Oakfield and their children, Ryan (Trish), Zachary (Amy) Stehlar & Sara; Kellyann (Derek) Tefft of MI and their children, Collin & Avery; 2 great-grandchildren, Kaliegh & Lucy; sisters-in-law, Alice and Janet Mruczek, former husband, Francis Mruczek of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

   Claudia's family will be present from 11-1:00 p.m. on Saturday January  31, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will immediately follow. Memorials in her memory can be made to the family for a future memorial.

   Please leave your words of comfort to Claudia's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF CLAUDIA M. MANCUSO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

AIKEN, SC – ALAN GORDON TAYLOR, 90, husband of the late Val Smoter Taylor, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA.

A native of Hudson, MA, Alan was a son of the late Alan Frederick and Annie Lavinia Croad Taylor. He worked in a defense factory after finishing high school until he was old enough to enlist in the Army Air Corps. He served as a radioman during World War II and taught code. He was also stationed in the Fiji Islands where he was a swimming instructor. Following the war he worked as a police officer in Hudson, MA. Alan later moved to Batavia, NY where he went to work with GTE Sylvania, retiring after 30 years as a quality control engineer. He lived in Batavia for 50 years and was a 4-H leader for 25 years. An accomplished musician, Alan played trumpet in several bands as well as leading his own band, "The Variety Kings".  He was a certified instructor for the National Rifle Association and was a HAM Radio operator. Mr. Taylor lived in Tennessee for 7 years before moving to Aiken SC a year and a half ago. He was a member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in East Pembroke, NY, the American Legion, VFW in Batavia, and the Pembroke Community Band.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Austin, New Orleans, LA, Kathryn Tucker (Don), Aiken, SC; two sons, Alan Taylor (Lin), Corfu, NY, Jeff Taylor (Vicki), Watertown, TN; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Memorials in his memory may be sent to
     "Pembroke Community Band"
c/o Beverly Neeland
       941 Sumner Rd.
       Darien Center, NY 14040
                        OR
"Joint Veterans Honor Guard of Genesee County"
c/o American Legion Post 332
      8960 Alexander Rd.
      Batavia, NY 14020

PAUL S. "KILLER" JAQUAY - age 74, of Hampden, MA/ Naples, FL died peacefully Sunday January 25, 2015 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born April 16, 1940 in Batavia, NY to the late John and Muriel (Klein) Jaquay; also preceded in death by a brother, John.

   Paul was a United States Air Force Veteran and retired from the Xerox Corporation. He loved to play golf and would often entertain family and friends with his wild stories. He had travelled the world and was in constant search of his next great adventure. Paul shared his final words with his daughter proclaiming, "I was a great dancer".

   He was a loving father to his son, John-Paul and daughter, Lauren both of Floral Park, NY; devoted brother to, Joel (Anne) Jaquay of LeRoy and favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.

   At Paul's request there will no prior visitation and funeral services will be held privately by his family. In lieu of flowers his children request memorials be made in memory of Paul S. Jaquay to Prostate Cancer Research . 

   Please leave your words of comfort to Paul's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Mrs. Ann L. Barnes, 74, of Bennington, NY died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Crossroads House in Batavia.  She was born October 9, 1940 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Hoerdt) Moorleghen.  Ann is predeceased by husband Walter Barnes of Bennington whom she married November 23rd, 1963 and her sister Phyllis Bokman of MD.
 
After moving to Arlington, VA, Ann graduated from Holy Trinity High School, in Georgetown, D.C., in 1958.  She received an Associate’s degree from Georgetown Visitation Jr. College in 1960, and worked as a medical secretary. After marrying Wally Barnes, they relocated to Attica, NY raising 5 children where she continued her education and received an Associate’s degree in nursing in 1995 from Genesee Community College and subsequently became an RN and worked for Hospice Home Care in Genesee County.  Ann was a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary formerly Sacred Heart in Bennington, NY where she was a leader in the church community,  teaching religious education, participating in Ladies of Charity, coordinating church dinners and volunteering in the church office.  She was an avid reader and could engage in discussions of a wide range of topics. She loved to keep in touch with her relatives who live all over the country and often visited them. Ann will be remembered for her faith, kindness, generosity, active lifestyle, and contagious smile, as well as for her love of family, but mostly for being first out on the dance floor with Wally.
 
Surviving are their children, Maureen (Mark) Gardner of Varysburg, Timothy Barnes of Jacksonville Florida, Kevin (Sandy) Barnes of Bennington, Brian (Karen) Barnes of Mason, Ohio and Bridget Barnes of Wyoming, NY; grandchildren Connor and Claire Gardner, Macayla and Brandon Barnes, and Lucy Barnes and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was the sister of John Moorleghen of California, Tom Moorleghen of Virginia, Jim Moorleghen of Tennessee, Paul Moorleghen of Virginia, Theresa (David) Moorleghen-Hafner of Hawaii, and Mark (Ginny) Moorleghen of Washington.
           
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011 and on Monday, February 2nd from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary (Sacred Heart), Clinton Street in Bennington.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 PM following calling hours.  She will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. 
 
Memorials are requested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020 and the Bennington Rescue Squad 1353 Rt. 354 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 St. Attica, New York 14011. 

Mrs. Sylvia A. Yueckstock, 80, a school teacher for over thirty-two years, passed away on Friday January 23, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  She was born January 24, 1934 in Attica, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Wolcott Young.

A 1951 graduate of Attica High School and a 1955 graduate of NYS University at Geneseo with a degree in Education, she was a dedicated elementary school teacher at Nunda Central, Castile, Attica and Alexander Central schools from which she retired in 1992.  Mrs. Yueckstock was member of the Attica Presbyterian Church.  Sylvia enjoyed her grandchildren, golfing, crocheting, as well as vacationing on her Island in Lake Temagami, Ontario.  She was even known to enjoy an occasional trip to the casino.  For over 20 years she enjoyed a golfing trip with other couples and friends around the 4th of July weekend and on Labor Day weekend traveled mostly to Pennsylvania with 3 other couples, again for golf.  All were memorable moments for Sylvia.

Surviving is her loving husband of 59 years, Charles Yueckstock of Attica; her children Charles (Linda Salamone) Yueckstock of Darien, Deborah (Michael) Monahan of Rindge, NH and Jody (John) Fanara of Cassadaga; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a sister Marilyn Hoffmeister of Medina. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 4-7PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday the 29th at 11:00AM.  She will be laid to rest in Darien Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department & Rescue Squad 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011, Darien Cemetery 10512 Colby Rd. Darien, NY 14040 or www.mercyflight.org.  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 St. Attica, New York 14011.

JOSEF A. YOUNG - age 49, of S. Alabama, died unexpectedly Friday January 23, 2015 at his home. He was born January 14, 1966 in Buffalo, NY to Mary (Wangler) of Corfu and the late Jack Young; also preceded in death by brothers, David and Martin.

   Joe was a Correctional Officer at the Orleans Correctional Facility. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, a quiet man who was adored by his family and all that knew him. Joe was most proud of his boys and loved nothing more than to make the "love of his life" Lori, smile.

   Surviving along with his mother, his beloved wife of 21 years, Lori (Roth) Young of S. Alabama; devoted sons, John and Gregory both at home; siblings, Constance (James) Fritschi of N. Tonawanda, John (Tammy) Young of Niagara Falls, NY, Loretta (Alan) Kurek of Batavia, Andrew (Denise) Young of Batavia, Amy (Jack) Chmielowiec of Batavia; sisters-in-law, Dawn Young of Upper Black Eddy, PA & Christine Young of Batavia; father and mother-in-law, Robert (Virginia) Roth of N. Pembroke along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

   Joe's Family will be present from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. The family asks you to join them 11:00 a.m. Wednesday January 28 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish (E. Pembroke Site) to celebrate Joe's Mass of Christian Burial. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to his family.

   Please leave your words of comfort to Joe's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF JOSEF A. YOUNG IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

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