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 Obituaries
Mary Agnes Petrie Zinke
- Attica
Age: 99
Died: Saturday, August 22, 2015, at East Side Nursing Home, Warsaw. She was a lifelong member of St. Vincent DePaul church. Mary worked for Feed and Grain Brokers, Buffalo, for fourteen years and also worked for Rand McNally, Hardie Insurance Company, and Welcome Wagon. There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, September 1, 10am, at Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, 50 East Avenue, Attica. Memorials are suggested to the Church or donors choice of Charity.
Arrangements by: Marley Funeral Home, Attica.
 
Dorothy B. Hall
- Batavia
Age: 85
Died: Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Villages of Orleans Nursing Facility, Albion. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, Batavia. She loved music and gardening. There will be no prior visitation. Graveside services will be held Sunday, August 23, 1pm, at the Grand View Cemetery, Clinton Street Road, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the Church.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Judith A. Schumacher
-Corfu
Age: 74
Died: Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. She worked for many years at the Erie County Home & Infirmary. She was a member of the Faith Community Chapel. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, August 18, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where funeral services will be held 11am Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Maxine L. Gubb
- Elba
Age: 85
Died: Friday, August 14, 2015, at Batavia Health Care Center, Batavia. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Elba, and participated in the Bible study at Northgate Free Methodist. Calling hours are on Monday, August 17, from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Services will be held on Tuesday, 11am, at the Frist Presbyterian Church, Elba. Memorials are suggested to the Church or to Compassion International.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Alois H. Amend
-LeRoy
Age: 90
Died: Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home. He worked for Symington-Wayne Corp., in Depew for many years as a steel inspector. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, August 11, from 4pm to 7pm, at the funeral home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11am. Memorials are suggested in his memory to charity.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski funeral home, Batavia.
 
Paul Wesley Phelps
- Corfu
Age: 60
Died: Friday, August 7, 2015, at Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo. He was employed by US Gypsum for 34 years and a part time employee at Kreher's Sunrise Farm, Pembroke. He was currently serving as a leader for the Northgate Free Methodist Church Bible Trek Program. He was active in the community and High School Sports programs. He was a member of the Pembroke Town Planning Committee and Grievance board. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, August 14, 1pm, at Northgate Free Methodist Church, Bank Street, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to his family.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Sophie P. Morien
- Batavia
Age: 97
Died: Thursday, August 6, 2015, at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was formerly employed by Chains, Dohler-Jarvis, and the Batavia Daily News, but most of her married life was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish, Sacred Heart site. Calling hours are on Monday, August 10, from 4pm to 6pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, 11am, at Sacred Heart. Memorials are suggested in the form of Mass Cards, donations to the Parish, or sponsorships in the Alzheimer's Walk.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Elizabeth A. (Betty) Hakes
- Batavia
Age: 88
Died: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at her home. She was a loving homemaker. There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 9:30am Monday, August 10 at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph's Church. Memorials are suggested to charity.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Mary M. Bonarigo
- Batavia
Age: 88
Died: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She, along with her late husband, were the former owner and operators of the Checkerboard Restaurant and Big Daddy's Ale House. She was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish, St. Anthony's. Prayers will be recited 9am Friday, August 7, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at Sacred Heart site, 9:30am. Memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School Foundation.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Jean M. Metz ( Mrs. Pixley)
-Basom
Age: 71
Died: Sunday, July 26, 2015, at her home. She worked for over thirty years at Chapin Manufacturing, was a cake decorator for many area weddings and was an avid painter. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. Calling hours are on Thursday, July 30, 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Friday, 11am.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Frank L. Way
- Batavia
Age: 75
Died: Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home. He retired from the City of Batavia Fire Department with 23 years of service. He was also a singer in the band, Frankie & the Heartbreakers. He was the father of WBTA Sales Manager, Lornie Way, his brother Frank, and sister Darlene. A celebration of Frank's life will be held privately. Memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals % of the Genesee County Animal Shelter or to Homecare & Hospice.
Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Nancy C. Cifelli
- Batavia
Age: 67
Died: Sunday, July 19, 2015, at UMMC. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, July 22, from 4pm to 8pm, at the funeral home, where prayers will be recited on Thursday, 9:30am. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10am, Resurrection Parish, St. Mary's Site. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House or Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Nicholas M. Mruczek
- Alexander
Age: 21
Died: Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA. He was attending UTI, in Exton, PA. A 2012 graduate of Alexander Central School, he participated in football, wrestling, and track.  Calling hours are from 3pm to 9pm on Tuesday, July 21 at the funeral home, where prayers will be recited 9:30am Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Ascension Parish, Swan & Sumner Streets, 10am, Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to the Hackerman Patz House LVHN, Allentown, PA.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Thomas J. (Duck) Greene, Sr.
- Oakfield
Age: 72
Died: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Medina Memorial Health System, Medina. He was a retired parts manager at Allen's, Inc., Brockport. He was a generous supporter of youth programs in the area. Calling hours will be on Saturday, 1pm to 5pm, at the funeral home. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to YMCA Camp Hough.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.
 
Violet M. Panek
- Elba
Age: 95
Died: Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Leroy Village Green. She was a member of Ascension Parish, Sacred Heart Church. She had worked as a chef at The Country Kitchen Restaurant, Terry Hills Golf Course, and shared a catering business with her sister. Calling hours are on Monday, July 13, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 14, 10am, at Ascension Parish, Swan and Sumner Streets.
Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Maynard G. Priestley
- Elba
Age: 72
Died: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at home. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he worked as a federally licensed aircraft mechanic. His passion was motorcycle racing. Calling hours are on Friday, July 10 from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday, from 2pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Elba Rescue Squad or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia
 
David A. Campbell
- Batavia
Age: 31
Died: Monday, June 22, 2015, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at work. He worked as a Union Carpenter for Pike Structural. Calling hours will be from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, June 25 and from 3pm to 8pm on Friday, June 26th, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27, 11am, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main Street, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to his three children.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Josephine Hale
- East Pembroke
Age: 79
Died: Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Strong Memorial Hospital. She worked at a number of canning factories and Kutter's Cheese Factory. Calling hours are on Friday, June 19, from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Services will be held on Saturday, 3:30pm, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to her daughter, Becky.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Frances L. Cerri
-Oakfield
Age: 90
Died: Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Martin-Linsin Residence of Orleans Hospice. She was a life member of St. Padre Pio Parish. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, June 17, at the funeral home from 4pm to 8pm, where prayers will be recited at 10:15am Thursday. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11am, at the Church, Oakfield site. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the WNY Chapter JDR.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Theodore (Teddy) J. Hojnowski
- Corfu
Age: 86
Died: Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the NYS Veterans Home, Batavia. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was retired from the Operating Engineers Local 17. Calling hours are on Tuesday, June 16, from 5pm to 9pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 10am, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Church Street, East Pembroke.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
-Jesse J. Meyer
- Corfu
Age: 79
Died: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in the care of his family. He was a mechanic for many different companies in the area. There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
James E. Lipinski
- Corfu
Age: 52
Died: Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in an ATV accident. He was dedicated to his family and business. Calling hours are on Sunday, June 7, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home where services will be held at 2pm Monday.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Gladys M. Kedzierski
- Batavia  (formerly of Oakfield)
Age: 96
Died: Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home. She was a beautician for most of her life and a greeter at the former Kings Department Store in Batavia prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, Oakfield. There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, June 6th, 10am, at the Church, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Memorials are suggested to Leroy Village Green Nursing Home Recreational Program.
Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Dennis A. Kane
- Batavia
Age: 82
Died: Monday, June 1, 2015. He worked as an engineer at Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee, WI,  prior to transferring to Trojan Industries, Batavia. He also worked many years at Leroy Machine. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Resurrection Parish, St. Mary's site, Saturday, June 6, at noon. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House or to All Babies Cherished.
 
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