Obituaries

Jeanette M. Fryer, 78, of Batavia, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Crossroads House. She was a member of Ascension Parish. There will be no prior visitation and a Celebration of Life will be announced later. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

James F. Meyer, 64, of Batavia, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was a member and Road Captain of the 1776 Volunteer Riders and Sergeant Major with the 22nd Virginia South Battalion of the Civil War Reenactors. A Celebration of Life service will follow at a later date.  Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Doris C. Ransom, 101, of Batavia, formerly of Oakfield, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Premier Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Doris was a clerk for the former WT Grant Co., and operated a sewing business from her home for many years. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Morganville Cemetery in Stafford. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Volunteers for Animals, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Gary M. Scarborough, 72, of Batavia, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at home. He was an auto mechanic. Calling hours are on Saturday, August 17, from 9:30am to 11:30am at the funeral home. Graveside services will follow at noon, Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance. Arrangements by Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Eleanor D. Mason, 96, of LeRoy, formerly of Elba died Monday August 12, 2019 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. Eleanor was a teacher for Pembroke/Corfu Schools, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the retired Teachers Association. The Mason family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 15. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Ruth Virginia Hillabush Benz Crowley, 81, of San Benito, TX and formerly of the Batavia area died Wednesday August 8, 2019 at her home in San Benito. She worked at GTE Sylvania, Byron-Bergen Central School, and finally at Elba Central School where she was a secretary. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home with Rev. James R. Renfrew officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; Fun N Sun Angels, c/o Carolyn Crist, San Benito, Texas; Fun N Sun Faithful Singers, c/o Terry Turpinseed, San Benito, Texas or Byron Presbyterian Church, Byron. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Betty M. Ingram, 89, of Corfu, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, under Hospice Care after a brief illness. Betty retired from Dolls family restaurant where she was the manager and head cook for many years. Friends may call Friday, August 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. at C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. Corfu. Funeral service will be on Saturday, August 10th at 11 a.m. at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Corfu. Her final resting place will be at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by: the C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Peter A. Vandetta, 78, of Oakfield, served his country honorably in the US Army for over 20 years. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life Service 1:30p.m. on Sunday August 11, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, followed by Military Honors. Memorials in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice and he was laid to rest in Bath national Cemetery. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Quito V. Cassiano, 91, of Oakfield, died Saturday August 3, 2019 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Quito served honorably during the Korean Conflict with the US Army. Please join the Cassiano family 10a.m. on Wednesday August 7th at St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site) to Celebration Quito’s Mass of Christian, burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors. Memorials in his memory are suggested to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Marjorie (Hyde) Reiss, 90, of Alexander, died Thursday June 18, 2019 at Crossroads House. The Reiss family will be present from 1:30 – 3:30p.m. on Saturday August 10, 2019 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia, where Celebration of Life service will follow. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory are suggested to Crossroads House, Batavia, and she will be laid to rest with her husband in West Bethany Cemetery. Arrangements by: the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, Batavia.

Barbara A. Landry (Baker), 68, died August 2, 2019. Donations in her memory can be made to the American cancer society or Genesee Cancer Assistance. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Antoinette Rose, age 99, of Batavia, died Thursday, August 1, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Rose was a graduate from the Rochester Business Institute. Following her graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. and briefly worked for the federal government and was present for the 3rd Presidential Inauguration for Franklin D. Roosevelt. She worked for many years as the secretary to the chief dietician for the Batavia VA Medical Center in Batavia. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6th at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. at Ascension Parish, Batavia. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Ascension Parish, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Sandra J. McAndrew, 54, of Byron, died Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where Sandra’s Memorial Service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sandra’s name to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, Boone, IA or online at www.alsa.org. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Albert U. Strollo, 88, of Batavia, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. Albert was a hall of fame bowler having appeared on television for a number of weeks winning several tournaments and also repeated as champion. He was a veteran serving with the United States Army during the Korean War. Albert worked for the former Cecere Paving in Batavia. There will be no prior calling hours. Albert’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Ascension Parish, Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Albert’s memory may be made to Ascension Parish, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Gene C. Austin, 64, of Byron, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at United Memorial Hospital in Batavia. He was an Overhead Crane Operator for Alstom, Rochester, before retiring in 2018 and was a former Boy Scout Leader. Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where services will immediately follow at 5 pm. Private Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene’s memory may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Joann M. Szymanski, 70 of Batavia, died Tuesday morning (July 30, 2019) at home with her loving sisters by her side. She attended ARC Day Hab, where she made numerous Friends including loving Aides. Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (August 2nd) from 4 to 7pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia, where a funeral service will be Saturday at 10am. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elba Day Hab, C/O ARC of Genesee Orleans, Batavia. Arrangements by: the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, Batavia.

Raymond M. Follett, 66, of Attica, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY Brockport and was an Instructor’s Assistant at the NYS School for the Blind in Batavia, prior to retiring in 2016. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. Raymond’s Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection Parish’s – St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia with Fr. Ivan Trujilio officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Raymond’s memory may be made to Notre Dame High School, Batavia or to Attica Fire Department. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Audrey B. Mosier, 89, of Corfu, died Monday, July 29, 2019 . As per Audrey’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Private services at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Doris J. Shea – 79, of Batavia, died Thursday, July 25, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Calling hours are on Tuesday, July 30, 4pm to 8pm, at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, 11am. Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.

Betty M. Smith, 87 of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Corfu, died Friday, July 12, 2019 at Tidewell Hospice House in Bradenton, FL. Betty worked for M&T Bank in Corfu for 27 years before retiring and moving to Florida. Family will be present to greet friends on Saturday, August 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. A memorial service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota, FL. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Violet A. Seweryniak, 80, of Corfu, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. Violet was a former member of the Alden Art Society. There will be no prior calling hours. Violet’s Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3rd at St. Maximillion Kolbe Parish, East Pembroke. Violet will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, Batavia or online at www.crossroadshouse.com/donate. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home Inc., Batavia.

Alice L. Harlach, 75, of Corfu, died July 24, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness. Family and friends may call on Monday, July 29th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 30th at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. Arrangements by: the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu.

Judith E. Alwardt, 81, of Batavia, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital, a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia. A gravside service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford with Rev. Dr. Roula Alkhouri officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gollisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester, Gift & Donor Records, Genesee Cancer Assistance; or Genesee Co. Agricultural Society, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

John F. “Jack’ Andrews, 81, of Batavia, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing At Batavia. He worked with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen then joined Charles Mancuso & Sons in Batavia. Moving on, he then opened his own firm with Paul Tenney. He then partnered with Paul Battaglia and Tim Moag to form BAM, (Battaglia Andrews and Moag), years later they merged with Freed Maxick, Sachs and Murphy, in Buffalo. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia. Jack’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider memorials in Jack’s name to St. Joseph’s Regional School, Batavia, or to Crossroads House, Batavia. Arrangements by: the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Beatrice A. Hinton, 93, of Batavia, formerly of Maple Springs, died July 23, 2019 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her name to the Sunshine Fund at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility, LeRoy. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Averyl H. Murphy, 87, of Batavia, died Monday, July 22, 2019, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility. Averyl was an organist and pianist with a beautiful singing voice, who used her talents to serve the Lord. Calling hours are Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where services will be held at 4 p.m. also on Friday. Averyl will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials in Averyl’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Rev. Carole Grant-White, 76, of Lockport, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Brompton Heights of Williamsville. Carole worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Portsmouth, NH and Lockport, NY as well as serving as occasional nurse and chaplain in three hospices. In 1970 she began teaching English and Drama at Wyoming Central School and held positions at three WNY BOCES. She was ordained as an Episcopal/Anglican Priest in 1989. Though there will be no calling hours, we pray your presence at a celebration of Carole’s life and invite all to join in the Communion of All Saints at Holy Eucharist at Christ Episcopal Church, Lockport on Friday, July 26th at 11 a.m. Carole will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Marilla. Please consider memorials to Niagara County SPCA, Niagara Falls; Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga; Christ Episcopal Church, Lockport; or to St. James Episcopal Church, Batavia. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Ronald J. DiSalvo, 86, of Batavia, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at UMMC. He served in the US Army during Korea and a member of St. Anthony’s Church. He had operated the Army Navy Surplus Store on Main Street, called the Outdoor Store and worked for Cultrara’s Shoe Store before purchasing it and changing the name to DiSalvo Shoe Store in the Genesee Country Mall. He was very active in the community, serving on a number of boards and organizations. Calling hours are on Sunday, July 14, from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, at noon, in Ascension Parish,, Sumner Street. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House or the National MS Society. Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

Jane E. Read, 75, of Corfu, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at home. Prior to retirement, she was a physical education teacher at Pembroke Primary School. She was an active member of the Cornerstone Church. Calling hours are Friday, July 19th, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at the Cornerstone Church, Pembroke, on Saturday, July 20, 10am. Memorials are suggested to the Church or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.

Ruth M. Harloff Higley Starr Weber, 101, of Pavilion, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Stafford under the care of HomeCare & Hospice and her family. For 32 years, Ruth was in business with her sons, operating Higley’s Welding Service in Pavilion. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, where Ruth’s Funeral Service will immediately follow calling hours at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church of Pavilion, as well as HomeCare & Hospice, Warsaw. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Helen Heale, 90, of Batavia, died July 4, 2019 at her home. She retired from GTE Sylvania then worked at ABB Kent Taylor in Rochester and the Office for the Aging for RSVP in Batavia. She also volunteered at the Genesee County Veteran’s Service Office. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends may attend Helen’s Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph’s Church at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 6th. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home, Batavia.

Zollie Jackson, Jr., 56, of Oakfield and formerly of West Seneca, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at United Memorial Medical Center. There will be no prior calling hours. Graveside services for Zollie will be held on Friday July 12th at 12 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made in Zollie’s memory to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Batavia, www.geneseecancerassistance.com/donate or to Crossroads House, Batavia, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Anthony S. Nigro, 68, of Batavia, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Nigro served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Pawcatuck. He was a tournament fisherman and competed with Bass Masters fishing series. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday July 13th at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia where Military Honors will be rendered at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Anthony’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Mary A. (Guppenberger) Yunker, 94, a longtime resident of Oakfield, died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, July 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, Oakfield. Mary will be buried in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor’s choice. Arrangements by: the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.

 

 

 



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