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Alvin Wood Jr. (Woody, Sonny) of Perry, was called to heaven on Tuesday February 24, 2015. Woody is preceded in death by his parents Alvin (Emma) Wood Sr.; daughter Kimberly Wood and brother Richard Wood.

Woody recently celebrated his 80th birthday on January 23, 2015. He was a graduate of the class of 1954 of Perry Central School. He was married to Coralyn (McClurg) Wood for 58 years. Woody was a member of the Laborers Union in Rochester, New York and worked as a Construction Foreman for many years. He was a life time member of the Perry Center Fire Department and former manager of the Perry Raceway. Woody was also a member of the Army Reserves where he was a Drill Sergeant. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Coralyn (McClurg) Wood; daughter Karen Robb; son Kevin (Lanette) Wood; sisters Evelyn Shaughnessy, Laura (Jim) Richards and sister-in-law Helene (Richard) Wood; grandchildren LeighAnn (Mitch) Res, Chelsea Robb, Brighton Wood, Kendrick Wood, Camden Wood Sarah Wood; and great-grandchildren Elijah and Sarah Rex.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday February 28, 2015 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  A 1:00 PM Service will immediately follow at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Perry Center Fire Department PO Box 204 Perry,  New York 14530. 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

Montagu J. Andrews, Jr. "Monty", 81 of Batavia, departed this world peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, as a resident of the Genesee County Nursing Home. 
 
He was born in Pavilion, NY on July 11, 1933, a son of the late Montagu J. and Teresa Aquino Andrews. 
 
Monty was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.  He was employed by the former Batavia Times on Center St., the proprietor of the former Genesee Liquor Store on E. Main St. in Batavia, and as a security guard at the Genesee County Nursing Home prior to his retirement. 
 
He was an avid gun collector and a proud member of the N.R.A., he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. Monty was also an active life time member of the former Saint Nicholas Club. 
 
He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Ratulowski Andrews of Batavia and their four children, Montagu Scott (Margie) Andrews of Virginia Beach, VA, Debbie (David) Olivani of Mesa, AZ, Mindy Andrews of Batavia, and Mark (Tina) Andrews of Slatington, PA and seven grandchildren Sara Olivani, Desiree Janiga, Michael Andrews, Autumn Janiga, Emily Olivani, Mary Olivani, and Melecia Andrews.  Monty is also survived by his brother, Gordon (Barbara) Andrews of Oklahoma City, OK and sister, Shirley Wallace of Rochester, NY as well as nieces and nephews. 
 
Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday, March 3rd from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERALHOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 4th at 12pm noon at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia, where full military honors will follow. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 
 
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.  RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Thomas J. Pierson, age 57, of Perry died on Thursday February 19, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Warsaw, New York on May 19, 1957 a son of the late Gordon J. Pierson and Gladys (Brown) Pierson of Perry. He is preceded in death by his father Gordon and a brother James.

Tom attended Perry High School. He first started out his working career at the family farm, later worked for Koch Trucking in Leicester, then M&T Trucking in Pavilion. Tom eventually became a self employed truck driver owning TJP Trucking Inc., after retiring from truck driving he went to work for the Town of Perry where he was the sexton of Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Pierson was a member of the Mt. Morris Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed gardening, wildlife, spending time out in the nature, and hunting with his sons. Many will remember Tom on how he liked to joke with people.

He is survived by his wife: Lucretia “Lucy” (Piraino) Pierson who he married on August 26, 1978, his mother Gladys Pierson of Perry; 2 sons Shane (Jennifer) Riolo of Rome, Joshua (Melissa) Pierson of Wyoming;  sister Jeanine Pierson of Warsaw; brother: Steven (Terry) Pierson of Perry;2 grandchildren Noah and Lily Riolo along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday February 27th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday February 28th at 2:00pm at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 1721 Rt. 20A in Leicester, New York 14481.

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.

Lois M. Bush, 84, of Silver Springs passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Sunday (February 22, 2015) surrounded by the unwavering love of her family.

Lois devoted her life to her loving husband, Tom, of 60 years and together they raised eight children.   She was employed at the former Agway Petroleum and at Bush Hill Florist. Lois was an active member of St. Isdore’s Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs), where she and Tom volunteered at Friday night bingo.  Lois was also a member of the Perry Chamber of Commerce for many years. 

Lois enjoyed Sunday gatherings with her family.  Lois and Tom celebrated each year by traveling to their favorite vacation spot in Florida.  She enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening.

She will forever be remembered by her family and friends for her generous spirit, warm hugs, unconditional love, and blueberry muffins.

Lois considered her life to be blessed in countless ways including her loving children, Joe Bush of Silver Springs, Sue (Greg) Walton of Bliss, Debbie (Brian) Gross of Castile, Marty (Doug Hammond) Bush of Rochester, Linda J. Bush of Silver Springs, Lori A. Bush of Cape Coral, Florida, Tim (Linda) Bush of Silver Springs, and Tom (Becky) Bush of Perry along with 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Bush, who passed away in 2013 and parents, Gordon and Genevieve (Granger) Woodard. 

Family and friends are invited to call from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the Eaton-Watson Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St. Perry. Prayers at 10:15am at the funeral home will precede a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs.

She will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Springs. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs, 23 Church St., Silver Springs, NY 14550; James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY  14642; or Silver Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 117, Silver Springs, NY 14550. 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.

SHIRLEY A. RADLEY - age 79, of Batavia, NY went home peacefully to her heavenly Father on Thursday afternoon February 19, 2015 at The Highlands at Brighton. She was born January 27, 1936 in Rochester, NY to the late Clarence and Edna (Swager) Alvut, also preceded in death by her son, Gregory; brothers, E. George Alvut & Clarence Alvut, Jr.; sisters, Jean Stanton and Beverly Squires.

   Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Byron Bergen Central School and retired from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1999, she also worked at Chloride and Leroy Dry Cleaners. She was a life time member of the Stafford Ladies Auxiliary and the Batavia Bridle & Saddle Club. A member of the Flip-Flop Club and Morganville Hobby Club along with being a past 4-H leader. Shirley loved and adored her grandchildren, playing cards, reading, knitting, following hot air balloons and enjoyed being a horse show mom/grandma.

   Surviving are her loving children; Roy (Judy) of LeRoy, Dennis (Florine) of Basom, Deborah (Jerry) Klotzbach of Basom, Thomas (Barbara) of Stafford, Judy (Michael) Anderson of Stafford, Kenneth (Lorie Yasses) of Batavia, Susan (William) Meier of Corfu and Ronald (Julie) of Batavia; sister, Vicki (Gary) Walbridge of AL; sisters-in-law, Barbara Alvut of Batavia and Virginia Alvut of FL; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and many special friends.

   Shirley's family will be present from 4-8 p.m. Monday February 23, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where a Celebration of Life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday February 24. She will be laid to rest in Morganville Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia or Genesee ARC  64 Walnut Street Batavia, New York 14020.  

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

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

 

Roland John Lamb, 99, of Cowlesville, NY, died on Tuesday, February 17 at home. Born in Darien, NY, Roland was the son of the late Henry Champany and Ida Welker Lamb.  He attended Corfu High School, where he was active in 4-H and played baritone horn in the band.  After graduation, Roland continued working on the family farm and taking night shifts at Curtiss Wright Aircraft as well as marching in local bands including a clown band and a variety of Volunteer Fireman bands.  Enlisting in 1941, he proudly served in the US Army and rose to the rank of Captain.  Roland saw action in the European Theater including the Normandy Invasion.

Roland married Carolyn Reileinon February 23, 1946 and they settled into the business of running the family dairy farm and raising a family.  Later, they both worked at Scott Aviation in Lancaster NY. He had an active and curious mind and enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm for astronomy and the natural world around him.  Upon retirement, he discovered  his love of baking and his hobo bread, scones and brownies were much appreciated by all.  He was the family historian and could be counted on to tell many entertaining stories of growing up on the family farm.

Roland is predeceased by his wife Carolyn, sister Elsie and brothers and sister-in-laws Leslie (Margaret) and Kenneth (Marion).  He is survived by his brothers Gerald (Grace) and Evan (Vonceil) ; daughters Alyson (John) and Debra; grandchildren Meghan (Nathan) and Jeremy (Alyson) Deans, Kate (Jeff) and Nathan Henry and great grandchildren Michael and Matthew Smith.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a much loved extended family.

There will be a memorial service held this spring.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Home Care and Hospice of Wyoming County, the Cowlesville Fire Company, The USO or a charity of your choice. 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.

Nancy passed away peacefully in her mother’s arms on Wednesday morning, February 18, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY into the arms of Jesus in Heaven. She was born on June 1, 1976 in Batavia, NY to the late Richard L. Kriger, who passed away March 17, 2010, and Shirley L. (Cramer) Kriger of Attica. Nancy was in her early 30’s when she was diagnosed with Gordon Holmes disease at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Nancy graduated from Alexander Central School, Genesee Community College, and SUNY Brockport, with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Among other jobs, she was a probation officer for the Genesee County Probation Department. Nancy liked to line dance and listen to country music. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Attica.

She is survived by her brother, Richard L. Kriger, Jr., of Attica; her sister, Shelly L. (Sean) Sweeney of Orlando, FL; nephews, Mark J. (Hannah) Ostertag, Jr. of Bergen; Sean M. Sweeney, Jr. of Orlando, FL; grandnephew Micah Ostertag of Bergen; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be held in the Spring. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to charities of their 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 Street Attica, New York 14011.

Charlotte B. Schultz passed away peacefully at the Village Green nursing home in LeRoy, NY on February 14th 2015.  She was ninety two.

 

Born on December 17th 1922, she was the daughter of Clarence L. (Pete) and Marion A. Buchholtz.

She was a graduate of the University of Rochester, earning a degree in Sociology before becoming a Social Worker for Genesee County.  An accomplished golfer, Charlotte was the first woman to record a hole in one at Stafford Country Club and added another, acted as captain of the Travis Cup Team, and won the Women's Club Championship nine times.  She is an Honorary Member of Stafford Country Club.  Charlotte was also an active member in the Batavia community, volunteering for the Genesee Memorial Hospital, and serving on the Alter Guild at St. James Church.

Charlotte is survived by: her sister, Helen B. Church of LeRoy, NY, her two sons, Lawrence H. Schultz III, and wife Melissa of Germantown, MD and Peter G. Schultz, and wife Caroline of LeRoy, NY, and her five grandchildren, Rachael C. Schultz, Russell T. Schultz, Audrey M. Schultz, Lauren R. Schultz, Marshall L. Schultz and niece, Charlotte N. Church, and husband Jon Gaines of Bronxville, NY.

She will be remembered for her trademark wit and her unerring devotion to family and friends.  

Services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

 

 

GORDON R. AMIDON - age 95, of Batavia, NY died peacefully Wednesday morning February 18, 2015 at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia with his family at his side. He was born March 26, 1919 in Batavia, NY to the late Ralph and Ruth (Mapes) Amidon, also preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Dorothy (Foster) Amidon on July 21, 2012; infant daughter, Darylynn; daughter, Madonna Babcock and brother, Gerald Amidon.

   Mr. Amidon was a Marine Corp Veteran having served with the 2nd Marine Division during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Area and participated in action against the enemy in Okinawa. He was a lifelong truck driver working for Dohler-Jarvis for many years along with other various companies in the area and was an avid reader of the newspaper. He and his late wife loved to travel, enjoyed the years they spent in Florida and the many animals they shared over the years.

   Surviving are his loving daughters, Kathleen (David) Cutitta of Batavia, Tamara (late Charles) Augello of Elba and Dawn (Paul) Hough of Elba; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

   Gordon's family will be present from 4-7 p.m. Friday February 20, 2015 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 prayers will be recited 10:30 a.m. Saturday February 21, 2015 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. at Resurrections Parish (St. Mary's Site). He will be laid to rest with full military honors alongside his wife in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.  

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

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

 

 

Rolland Gustav Kickbush, “Kick”, 87, passed from this life on February 13, 2015, in Evanston, IL .  He has joined his wife of 47 years, Carol Kickbush, who died in 1998.  A long term resident of Batavia, New York, he is survived by three daughters, Karen and her husband, Allan Dennis of Evanston, IL; Julianne and her husband, Morris Haas of Richmond, Virginia; and Barbara Kickbush and her spouse, Kathy Nicol of Pulaski and Buffalo, New York.  He is also survived by three granddaughters, Amanda, Carrie and Kirby, and three great grandsons, Atticus, Finneas and Calder, along with his brothers and sister: Jeanette Kickbush of Gowanda, New York (wife of his late brother Robert), Raymond (and Nancy) Kickbush of Valparaiso, Indiana; Richard (and Sherry) Kickbush, of Branson, Missouri, Edna (and the late Paul) Kuder of Gahanna, Ohio; and 19 nieces and nephews scattered across the U.S.

Rolland is the son of Rena Boberg and Leonard Kickbush of Cattaraugus, New York.  He served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, and recalls his time in Japan handling army discharge paperwork as an adventure for a boy from a small town in Upstate New York.  Following the war, he took classes at Bryant Stratton Business School in Buffalo, New York, and worked for International Harvester.  In the early 1960s he became Manager of Batavia Farm Equipment for many years. He also enjoyed golfing and playing cards with friends, Scrabble and Buffalo Bills football games with his daughters.  Rolland loved people and life itself and his family will celebrate his life in a Memorial Service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batavia where he was a member for years, on Tuesday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions in Rolland’s name may be made to Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL  60040, www.mya.org, a non-profit music school founded by his son-in-law, Allan Dennis, who was Orchestra Director at Batavia High School in 1970-71. For more information call Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. (585) 343-8260

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