Obituaries

Albert A. Swift, 84, of East Bethany, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the NYS Veterans Home. A Celebration of Albert’s life will be held Saturday, July 21, at the Batavia Assembly of God, 24 North Spruce Street, at 3pm. Memorials are suggested to the NYS Veterans Home Activities Fund. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jennie Dispenza, 99, of Batavia, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Dispenza graduated from Batavia High School and was captain of the girls Basket Ball Team. She waited tables at Batavia Downs for 45 years, and was a lifelong listener of WBTA. She was a member of Ascension Parish her entire life and let her faith guide her. Friends are invited to call on Friday July 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. in Batavia. An 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday July 14 at Ascension Parish in Batavia. Mrs. Dispenza will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to the family. Arrangements by: the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc in Batavia.

Michael J Ayotte, Jr, 48, of Henrietta and Livonia, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at his home, in Livonia. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Graveside Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 13 at Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S.O.A.R.S. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen.

Lois Youngs, 85, of Bergen, died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Unity Hospital, in Rochester. Lois volunteered her time at the library in Bergen. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Lois’ Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association in Rochester or to the American Diabetes Association in Amherst. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen.

Evelyn A. Johnson, 94, of Oakfield, died Friday, July 6, 2018 at Batavia Health Care Center, in Batavia. She worked for 17 years at G.T.E. Sylvania as an inspector and spent summers working at the canning factory in Oakfield and Barre. Friends may call on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield, where Evelyn’s Funeral Service will immediately following calling at 11:30 a.m. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Cary Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakfield United Methodist Church in Oakfield. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield.

Donald L. Bausch, 75, of Batavia died Thursday, July 5, 2018 on the beach at the Outer Banks in North Carolina while on vacation. He was a class of 1960 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and worked for Westinghouse Electric Supply as regional manager for upstate New York. He was self-employed at Wagner Bausch Electric in LeRoy and once owned the former Scotty’s Charbroil in Batavia. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Notre Dame High School or Wilmot Cancer Institute. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia.

Bryant Wyder, 64, of Basom, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Buffalo General Hospital. He was employed for 23 years at Somerset Power. Calling hours are on Saturday, July 7, from 2pm to 6pm at the funeral home to Celebrate Bryant’s life. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Center, Ministry to the Niagara Medical Campus. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Nancy Lee (Colombo)Trendel, 75, of Batavia, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was a hair dresser and she and her brother ran Just Ducky Crafts for many years. Calling hours are on Thursday, July 5, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Friday, 11:30am. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Donald M. Endres Sr., 88, of Basom,  died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his home. Mr. Endres was a custodian at the Oakfield-Alabama School District for 33 years. Friends may call this Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, in Oakfield. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at Saint Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mr. Endres may be made to the Alabama Fire Department. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Lorie M. Cook, 53, of Batavia died Friday, June 29, 2018 at her home in Batavia. Mrs. Cook was a former Pharmacy Cashier at Wal-Mart in Batavia. She had enjoyed working out at the gym, running and loved her dogs. There are no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, Batavia.

Robert C. Weaver, 55, of Elba, died, Monday, June 25, 2018, at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo. He enjoyed fishing. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Eleanor M. Rosemark, 93, of East Bethany, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Corfu. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Batavia. She had worked at the former C. L. Carr. Calling hours are on Monday, July 2, from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Batavia.

Dennis Larson, 85, of Batavia, died Saturday, June 23, 2018. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked as a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in city government. He worked in Minot, ND; Clarksburg, WVA; Rochester, NY; and for 25 years as City Engineer and Public Works Director in Batavia. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Calling hours are on Thursday, July 5th, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Memorial services will be held at the Church, 31 Washington Street, Batavia, on Friday, July 6th, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the Church, Crossroads House, or HomeCare and Hospice. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Rev. Lance B. Hattendorf, 66, of Bethany Center, died Friday, June 22, 2018. He was the Pastor of the Bethany Center Baptist Church. Prior to this he worked for the US Dept. of the Treasury as a Revenue Collections Officer and the Illinois Treasury Dept. Calling hours are on Friday, June 29th, from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A memorial worship service will be held at the Church, 10420 Bethany Center Road, Saturday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Paul A. Gillette, 77, of Barre Center, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Orleans Community Health, Medina. He worked for over thirty years at Eastman Kodak Co. and operated his 400 acre farm. He had been a member of the Barre Center Fire Department. Private funeral services will be observed by the family. Memorials are suggested to the Barre Center Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Sandra L. Mortellaro, 77, of Corfu, died Friday, June 22, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester. She was a teacher at the Pembroke Central School District, a member of the New York State Teachers Association, and sang in the Genesee Chorale. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Services will be at 10am on Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Sandra will be laid to rest in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. Memorials may be made to Volunteers For Animals in Batavia or the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Arrangements by: The H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Burton H. Anthony, 74, of Batavia, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at home. Prior to retirement, he worked as a School Psychologist, with BOCES in Attica, Wyoming, Alexander, and Oakfield Schools; also with Byron Bergen for over thirty years and Batavia City Schools for two years. Calling hours are on Sunday, June 24, from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Monday, 1:30pm. Memorials are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Kathleen M.(Cookie)  Shultz, 69, of Byron, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Batavia. She attended Calvary Westside Chapel and was a factory worker at Delco Products in Rochester. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at 10am, Friday, June 22, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Cure PSP. Arrangements by: H.E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Eugene A. (Geno) Jankowski, Sr., 84, of Batavia, Elba, and Largo, Florida, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at UMMC. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Ascension Parish, Batavia and St. Joseph’s Church, Largo. He retired as a Chief Draftsman at Graham Manufacturing. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, June 22, 9:30am, at Ascension Parish, Swan and Sumner Street, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Virginia R. Mullen, 86, of Oakfield, died, Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Premier Genesee  Center of Nursing and Rehabilitation. She attended services at East Shelby Community Bible Church. Calling hours are on Saturday, June 23, from 9:30am to 11am, at the Church, 5278 East Shelby Road, Medina. Services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

Robert H. Wiedrich, 94, of Batavia, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the NYS Veterans Home, Batavia. Prior to retirement, he was an employee in the Food Service Dept. at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Batavia.  He was a WWII Army veteran. Calling hours are on Tuesday, June 19, from 11am to 12:30pm at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice. Arrangements by: H.E. Turner & Company, Batavia.

Irma M. Altman, 93, of Stafford, died Friday, June 8, 2018 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.
She worked for many years as an office secretary at the Pavilion Central School District and as a library clerk Genesee Community College.
At age 63, she received her RN Degree and went on to work as a nurse at United Memorial Medical Center and The Batavia Nursing Home.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Services will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. She will be laid to rest in Stafford Rural Cemetery.
Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Brian D. Rynkowski, 47, of Niagara Falls, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was formerly employed by Value Home Center, Batavia. There will be no prior visitation. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Merritt S. Holly, 70, of East Bethany, died June 4, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Holley was a 1966 graduate of Pavilion Central School, and worked at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and six grandchildren. Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Bethany Presbyterian Church in East Bethany. He will be laid to rest in East Bethany Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the East Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia

Marguerite E. Giordano, 75, of Batavia, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Batavia Health Care Center.
She graduated from Notre Dame High School and from Bryant and Stratton. She worked for 35 years as an Administrative Assistant at Pratt & Lambert in Buffalo.
Friends may attend her Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Resurrection Parish – St. Joseph Site, E. Main St., Batavia.
Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia.

Charles R. Miller, 57, of Batavia, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at home. He was a US Air Force veteran. Calling hours are on Wednesday, June 6, from 2pm to 4pm at the funeral home, where funeral services will immediately follow at 4pm. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Gerald J. Krajna, 57, of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility, in Buffalo. He is survived by his wife and four children. There are no prior visiting hours. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1st at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Hospice Of Buffalo. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia.

Adam Wade Pitcher, 49, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at United Memorial Medical Center. He was a bass player for many area bands and a fiber optic cable installer for White Knight Communications. There will be a Celebration of Adam’s life Wednesday, June 13, at Ri-Dan’s Brewery and Sports Park, West Main Road, Batavia, from 5pm to 8pm. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Robert F. Moxham, Sr., 90, of West Valley, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Batavia Health Care Center, LLC. Mr. Moxham was a volunteer firefighter with the West Valley Volunteer Hose Company and proudly served his country with the United States Navy. He is survived by his three daughters, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. There are no prior visiting hours. Friends and family are invited to graveside services on Friday at 11 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in West Valley. Memorials may be made to VFW Post No. 5260 in Springville or to the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia.

Ronald P. Konieczny, 70, of Akron and Batavia, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Roswell Cancer Institute. A U.S. Army veteran, he owned and operated J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Akron and Batavia. He was very active in many veterans groups and local organizations. He was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church, Akron.  Calling hours are on Tuesday, May 29, from 3pm to 8pm at the funeral home in Batavia and from 3pm to 8pm on Wednesday, at the Akron location. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 10am, at the Church, 5771 Buell Street, Akron. Memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School or St. Joseph’s School or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Akron.

Viola J. Reak, 85, of Corfu, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Calling hours are on Tuesday, May 29, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Wednesday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Lowery C. Stiles, 70, of Batavia, died Sunday May 20, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Stiles was an electrician for the US Gypsum plant in Oakfield for over 30 years and a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s). Larry’s family will be present from 5 to 8pm on Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel in Batavia, where prayers will be recited 9:30am Friday May 25 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Site). He will be laid to rest in St. Joachim & Anne Cemetery in Attica and memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel in Batavia.

Richard Leo (Moose) Gray, 77, of Batavia, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center.
There are no prior visiting hours. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, East Main Street, Batavia.

Arlene M. Leaton, 94, of Batavia, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at UMMC. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement, she worked as a telephone operator at New York Telephone. There are no prior calling hours. Services will be held at 11am Friday, June 15, at the Church, Lewiston Road. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Batavia.

Everel Herbert Mastin, 74, formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 while recovering from heart surgery. He served in the Air Force as a mechanic on the F4 aircraft. The viewing will be held on Friday, May 25 from 3 to 7pm at the North Darien Bible Church in Corfu. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 11am at the North Darien Bible Church and will be followed by burial at Maple Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made in to the Juvenile diabetes foundation at JDRF.ORG Arrangements by: the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., Corfu.

Helen J. Burns, 89, of Batavia, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at UMMC. She retired from P W Minor. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. Her Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, May 19th, 9:30am, at the Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the Church or to Crossroads House. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Donald A. (Dapper Dan) Berardini, Sr., 88, of Batavia, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Batavia Healthcare Center. A U.S. Army veteran serving during Korea, He worked for Sylvania and for many years as a Mutual Clerk at Batavia Downs. He was a member of Ascension Parish, St. Anthony’s church. Calling hours will be from 1pm to 4pm and 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, May 17, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10am, Friday. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Robert A. (Bob) Boyce, 51, of Corfu, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Erie County Medical Center. He was the owner and operator of Christine Auto and a bus mechanic for Pembroke Central Schools. Calling hours to Celebrate his Life,  will be on Friday, May 18, from 3pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Josephine Fragnito, 88, of Batavia, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at UMMC. Prior to retirement, she worked at Batavia Downs Race Track. Calling hours are on Monday, May 14, from 10am to 11am at Ascension Parish (Swan Street), where her Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow. Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.

Stylianos (Steve) Spyropoulos, 66, of Batavia, died Friday, May 11, 2018. He and his wife owned and operated Settler’s Family Restaurant and Billy Goat Tavern. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, May 15, from 3pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, May 16, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 962 East Avenue,  Rochester, 10am. The Trisagio Service will be held 6pm Tuesday in the Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home.

James A. Corcoran, 81, of East Pembroke, died Thursday, May 10, at Rochester General Hospital. He had worked for Beckwith Machine Shop, Batavia and the Shop Foreman for the Genesee County Highway Dept. He also owned and operated Jim’s Garage and Machine Shop. Calling hours are on Monday, May 14, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, 11am, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, East Pembroke. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Arthur H. Marshall, III, 83, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at UMMC. A U. S. Marine Corps veteran, he worked in Marshall’s News Store and the Batavia Times Publishing Company. He was involved in many area agencies and boards. There will be no prior visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2pm, at St. James Episcopal Church. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: H.E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Alan Shadders, 57, of Batavia, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at home. He worked in sales at Crazy Cheap Cars, Oakfield. Calling hours are on Thursday, May 17, from 11am to 1pm at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, where services will immediately follow. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Frances R. Ford, 101, of Batavia, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at UMMC. She was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church, Stafford. Calling hours are on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30am to 11am at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

Roger D. Hopkins, 70, of Bergen, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at his home in Bergen.
He served with the US Navy during the Vietnam War, was a driving instructor with Batavia Driving Academy prior to his retirement,
and was a former firefighter, serving with the Byron Fire Department for 17 years and later, the Bergen Fire Department.
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. in Bergen, where services will be at 11 am, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, in Bergen.

Willard H. (Willie) Bennett, II, 39, of Batavia, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at home. Surviving along with his parents are his seven children. There will be no prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to GCASA. Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.

 



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