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Michael E. Herec, 65 of Corfu, NY passed away Saturday (November 22, 2014) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born in Buffalo, NY on July 1, 1949, a son of the late Edward and Eva Punk Herec.

He was a Real Estate Appraiser for the New York State Office of Real Property Services. Michael enjoyed fishing, working around his yard and volunteering at St. Lukes Mission of Mercy in Buffalo, where he helped feed multitude of families.  He also served on the Town of Pembroke Planning Board. Most of all, Michael enjoyed spending time with his loving family especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Pasquarella Herec of Corfu. Daughter, Nadine (Keith) Heater of Pembroke.  Son, Thomas Trupo of Orchard Park. Grandsons, Brandon and Cody Heater. Brother, Dr. David (Dr. Laurie) Herec of Massachusetts. Sister, Judith Herec of Kenmore. Several nieces and nephews including Madeline (Justin) Poirier and Samuel Herec.  Brother in-law, Stuart Lindsay of Buffalo.

He was the brother of the late Barbara Lindsay.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share fond memories, condolences and thoughts on Tuesday from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, 11:00am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (18 Main St., Corfu, NY).  Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Crittenden, NY.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, 325 Walden, Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211.

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.

Mae B. Kopper, 85, of Alexander died on Friday November 14, 2014.  She was born May 4, 1929 in Medina to the late Fred (Louise Lennox) Nichols.  Mae retired from Sylvania in Batavia where she worked in quality control.  She was the wife of the late John J. Kopper who died in 1975, the mother of the late William Kopper and the grandmother of the late Richard John Kopper.  Mae is also preceded in death by her siblings Clifford, Francis, Fred, Robert and Catherine Nichols, Bonlyn Dombrowski, Ethel Hayes and Eleanor Mynitti.

She is survived by her children, Shirley Cappiello of East Rochester, Penny Meyers of Attica, Dennis (Danielle Trunfio) of Attica, Teresa (Mike) Hoover of Florida and Sean (Sandra) Kopper of Auburn; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren along with her brothers and sisters, Esther Halstead of Nevada, Monica (Frank) Neindorf of Florida and Richard (Barbara) Nichols of North Collins, NY.

There will be no prior calling hours.  A 10:00AM Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday December 6, 2014 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott Street Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

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

Batavia - Carmelo C. Calarco, 91, a retired muck farm owner and operator,  died Friday (November 21, 2014) at Sunrise Assisted Living in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Calarco was born September 16, 1923 in Elba, a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Nicosia) Calarco.

He was a member of Resurrection Parish, Past Grand Knight and life member of the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Kirby Council and the Fr. Capodanno 4th degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus and past president of the Genesee County Youth Board.

His wife, Nancy (DiGiovanni) Calarco died in 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony (Donna) Calarco of Texas and Thomas (Ingrid) Calarco of Virginia; two daughters, Carol Britton of Pittsford and Bernadette (Bart) Corsaro of Pennsylvania.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He is the brother of the late Alfonso, Frank, and Mary Severe.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  The Msgr. Kirby Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Resurrection Parish - St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Batavia.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fr.  Ivan Trujilio, c/o Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia, NY, 14020, for distribution to the food pantries in Bolivia.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Corfu - Mary R. Marszelewski, 84, of Corfu, passed away peacefully after a long illness, Sunday (November 16, 2014) at Crossroads House, Batavia.

Mary was born December 7, 1929 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Wladyslaw and Victoria Wieszczecinski Kawczynski. She went to Sloan High School and was a clerk at the Depew Agency in Depew. During the 20 years she lived in Lancaster, Mary was very active at Our Lady of Pompeii Church and the Girl Scouts. The next 40 years in Corfu, she and her late husband, Norbert Marszelewski, spent enjoying their family and friends. They also loved to travel and square dancing. Mary was predeceased by her sisters, Emily, Jean and Helen and her brother Joseph.

Surviving are her daughter, Deborah (Philip) Conti; two granddaughters, Carla and Gina Conti; a great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Noon at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

JOHN T. "JACK" BOYCE, SR. Age 56, of Oakfield, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning November 18, 2014 while at work. He was born June 19, 1958 in Batavia, a son of Roland and the late Nancy (Terry) Boyce.  

   Jack was working for Genesee County Facilities Management, previously with Genesee County Nursing Home Facilities Management and prior for 23 years at PW Minor & Son. His early years were working with his family at Boyce's Auto Service where he learned to be a mechanic. He was a Nascar fan, enjoyed motorcycling, taking care of and mowing his lawn and many of his neighbors lawns. Jack made the most of life, always with a smile and a helping hand to anyone that needed it, family, friend or stranger.

   Surviving along with his father, Roland (Gloria) Boyce of Pavilion; his beloved wife of 16 years, Delores (Carney) Young-Boyce of Oakfield; loving son, John T. "Jack" Boyce Jr. (Courtney Samanka) of Oakfield; step-children, James Young of Oakfield and Teresa (Ron) Tobolski of Oakfield; siblings, Cindy (late Dominic) Cerce of FL, Bill (Chrissy) Boyce of Pembroke, Randy (June) Boyce of Oakfield, Sue (Mark) Seweryniak of Batavia and Bob (Angela) Boyce of Batavia 7 grandchildren, Cayden Boyce, Jordyn, Kara, & Hunter Tobolski, Tyler, Jeremy & Danica Young along with many nieces and nephews.

   The Boyce family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. on Friday November 21, 2014 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC  4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020. In lieu of flowers memorials in Jack's memory are suggested to the family.  

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

THE FAMILY OF JOHN T. "JACK" BOYCE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

LeRoy ~ Anthony M. Lasaponara, age 97, formerly of South St. Rd., passed away Tuesday morning (Nov. 18, 2014) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     Mr. Lasaponara was born July 22, 1917 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late Gerardo and Philamino Venturi Lasaponara.

     He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, who cherished his time with his family.  He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. from 1934 - 1935 and was retired from Eastman Kodak and General Motors where he worked for many years as an electrical welder.

     Mr. Lasaponara is survived by his children; Deborah (Thomas) Stella of LeRoy and Terry (Catherine) Lasaponara of Churchville; his grandchildren, Jodie (Thomas) Kinsey, Michael (Megan) Lasaponara and Julie (Steven) Moda and his great-grandson, Nathaniel Kinsey.

     He was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Jody Samara Lasaponara and his brothers, Victor, Albert and Rocky.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, Nov. 21, from 4 ~ 7 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Services and Entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will be private.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to the Sunshine Fund of the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson St., LeRoy.

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

     Mr. Lasaponara and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585-768-2400

Mount Dora, FL ~ Edith Andolora, age 89, formerly of Perry, NY, passed away on Friday (Nov. 14, 2014) in Mount Dora, FL, with her loving family at her side.

     Mrs. Andolora was born May 17, 1925, a daughter of the late Harry and Mildred Lord Barber.

     She married the love of her life, Michael Andolora in 1944 and they moved to Leesburg, FL from Perry in 1980.

     She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Michael Joseph Andolora, her son, David (Suzanne) Andolora of Henrietta, NY; her grandchildren, Terrence (Michon) Ball and Beth (Christopher) Ball Kovach; her great-grandchildren, Evan, Elyse and Lucas Ball, Chloe and Delia Kovach; a sister-in-law, Margaret Stotts of Austin, TX, along with many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Virgil Barber.

     A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Interment in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy, will be at the convenience of the family.

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

     Mrs. Andolora and her family's local arrangements are being completed by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Dr. Cuneyt V. Okay, 87 of Batavia, passed away Monday morning (November 17, 2014) at his residence after a lengthy illness.
 
He was born in Istanbul, Turkey on March 11, 1927.
 
Dr. Okay graduated from the University of Istanbul and did his pathology training at the  Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute.  He spent his career working at Medina Memorial Hospital and for Genesee County.  He was known and loved for his commitment to his family and friends, his intellectual and emotional depth, his generosity, and his contagious laugh.  He  was passionately interested in  politics and history,  and enjoyed tennis, sailing, chess, and bridge.   
 
Survivors include his loving wife, Evelyn Kirk Okay of Batavia. Children, Jale Okay of Amherst, MA, Mehmet Okay of Batavia and Kammie (Robert) Scott of Philadelphia, and his two grandchildren, Madeline and Lucas Scott.
 
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family with burial in New Calvary Cemetery in Parlin, New Jersey.   The family has requested no flowers.  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.

CLAUDE E. CUMMINGS - 97, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday afternoon November 15, 2014 at the New York State Vets Home @ Batavia. He was born September 30, 1917 in Strattanville, PA to the late Harry S. and Ethel (Noerr) Cummings; also preceded in death by his wife whom he married October 12, 1940, Catherine V. (Greenwalt) in 2004, siblings, Wilbur Cummings, Alda Dwyer, Mary Dills and Mildred Johnson.

   Prior to moving to this area, Claude was a laborer farmer, coal miner and brick maker. He worked for Westinghouse before and after WWII, where he served in the US Army. A self-taught car mechanic and body/fender repair man in Sligo, PA, he moved to Batavia in 1954 where he worked for Saupe Tool & Die of Corfu, John Roach Motors of Batavia and retired from Drake Street Motors of Elba and during the 70's he owned Cummings & Jones Auto Service in East Pembroke. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia since 1954 and had a passion for woodworking, making grandfather clocks, covered wagons and carved horses. He was an avid painter and did many beautiful oil paintings over the years, he loved country music and bingo.

   Surviving are his loving children, Edgar D. (Michelle) Cummings of Byron and Salinda J. Cramer of Batavia; 5 grandchildren, Zane Cummings of VA, Jennifer (Mark) Powell of VA, Tina (Dan) Eck of Batavia, Teri (Dale) Tobola of Lancaster and Russell (Tammy) Cramer of TX; 4 great-grandchildren, Joshua & Melissa Ohlson, Ethan & Benjamin Cramer along with several nieces and nephews in PA.

   The Cummings family will receive friends on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 10 -11:00 a.m. at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory can be made to Volunteers for Animals/Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. He will be entombed in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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

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

 

Joseph “JJ” Zambito, 23, of Elba passed away on November 16, 2014.  He was born on October 1, 1991 in Batavia to Anthony (Chantal) Zambito Jr. of Elba and Joan Bissell of New York City.  J.J  was going to Genesee Community College to become a Sleep Apnea Technician.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed snowboarding, fishing, and playing the guitar.

He is survived by siblings Angela (Derek) Brown of Canton, Johnny Zambito of Elba, Anthony Zambito of Elba, Lucia Zambito of Elba along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on­­­­ Wednesday November 19, 2014 from 4-8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday November 20, 2014 at St. Padre Pio Parish 65 South Main Street Elba, NY 14058.  He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Padre Pio Parish 65 South Main Street Elba, New York 14058. 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.

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