Beverly Florist
CB Beach

WBTA AM 1490
113 Main Street 
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: 585-344-1490
Fax: 585-344-1441
 

 Obituaries
Dorothy R. Wells
-Corfu
Age: 88
Died: Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Leroy Village Green. She worked with her family selling eggs on their poultry farm and later selling flowers. Calling hours are on Tuesday, March 31, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Wednesday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the Corfu Fire Department or the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Violet L. Beverly
-Oakfield
Age: 87
Died: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Buffalo General Hospital. Prior to retirement, she worked at Doehler Jarvis Division of National Lead, Batavia. Calling hours are on Sunday, March 29, from 1pm to 4pm at the funeral home, where services will be held on Monday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to Agape Manor, Strykersville, NY.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield
 
Jane M. Castronova
-Batavia
Age: 82
Died: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL. Prior to retirement, she was an elementary education teacher in Attica Central Schools. Calling hours are on Tuesday, March 31, from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 11am, at Grand View Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, Volunteers for Animals.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Carmella P. Zilenski
-Oakfield
Age: 85
Died: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Medina Memorial Hospital. She was a long time member of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's site. Calling hours are on Sunday, March 29, from 2pm to 6pm at the funeral home, where prayers will be recited on Monday, 9:15am. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10am, in St. Cecilia's. Memorials are suggested to Orchard Manor Nursing Home Activities Fund.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
 
Pauline M. Higgins
-Oakfield
Age: 97
Died: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at her home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Batavia. Calling hours are on Friday, March 27, 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where services will be held 10am Saturday. Memorials are suggested to HomeCare and Hospice.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.
 
Shirley E. Buckley
-Batavia
Age: 87
Died: Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and was the Office Manager for Dr. Trifthauser. She also worked on the Election Boards. Calling hours are on Thursday, March 26, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, 9:30am, at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the Church, or to St. Jerome Hospital Guild.
Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Frank J. Mikolajczyk, Jr.
- Oakfield
Age: 80
Died: Sunday, March 22, 2015, at home. He was a retired general foreman from US Gypsum Company. He was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish. Calling hours are on Tuesday, March 24, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10am, Wednesday, at the Church, St. Cecilia's site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Memorials are suggested to the Church, or to the Arthritis Foundation.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.
 
Robert L. (Bob) Knapp
-East Pembroke
Age: 57
Died: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at UMMC. He was a transport engineer for JB Hunt, Cargill Feeds and active member of the Indian Falls United Methodist Church. Calling hours are on Friday, March 20, from 3pm to 8pm at the Church, Allegheny Road, Corfu, where services will be held Saturday, 11am.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Gloria G. Neubert
- Batavia
Age: 81
Died: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at UMMC. She worked as an operator for 35 years with the former NY Telephone. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. Calling hours are on Thursday, March 19, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where prayers will be recited  Friday, 9am. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 9:30am, at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph site. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Crossroads House, or HomeCare and Hospice.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia
 
Beverly J. (Bev) Cowell -
-Conway, SC (formerly of Corfu)
Age: 72
Died: Monday, March 9, 2015, at Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. He was an avid golfer and pilot. Calling hours will be Monday, March 16, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where a Celebration of life ceremony will be held Tuesday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the American Stroke Association, Buffalo.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Ruth N. Greene
- Batavia
Age: 88
Died: Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the NYS Veterans Home, Batavia. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed winters in Las Vegas, NV. Calling hours are on Tuesday, March 10, from 11am to noon at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life service will follow at noon. Memorials in her name are suggested to the Oakfield Historical Society or to the Downs Syndrome Parent Support Group of Genesee County.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Douglas R. Strang
-Batavia
Age: 71
Died: Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was employed by E. Sprague, Batavia, Electrical Contractors. He owned and operated one of the area's largest electrical construction firms. He served on the Pembroke School Board of Education for over ten years and had served as a councilman on the Batavia Town Board. Calling hours are on Saturday, March 7, from 7pm to 9pm and on Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Services will be held Monday, 1pm, at the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Alleghany Street, Corfu. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the Rachael Kenyon memorial fund, % the Pembroke Central School District.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Alyson D. Krzanak
- Corfu
Age: 18
Died: Saturday, February 21, 2015, at ECMC. A 2014 Pembroke Central High School graduate, she was attending Genesee Community College. She had planned to be a teacher to special needs children. She worked as a day care teacher at several locations and at JC Penney, Batavia. Calling hours are from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm Thursday, February 26, at the Pembroke Community Center, located at the Corfu Fire Hall, where services will be held Friday, 11am.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu
 
Shirley A. Radley
- Batavia
Age: 79
Died: Thursday, February 19, 2015,  at The Highlands at Brighton. She retired from Rochester Institute of Technology and also worked at Chloride and Leroy Dry Cleaners. She was a former 4-H leader. Calling hours are on Monday, February 23, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 10am on Tuesday, February 24. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance or to the Genesee ARC.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Gordon R. Amidon
-Batavia
Age: 95
Died: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at the NYS Veterans Home. A WWII Marine Corp veteran, he was a life long truck driver, working for Dohler -Jarvis for many years. Calling hours will be on Friday, February 27, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where prayers will be recited on Saturday, 10:30am. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11am, at Resurrection Parish, St. Mary's site. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO  Box 758517 Topeka, KS.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Margaret A. Bristow
- Corfu
Age: 86
Peggy was born July 30, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She enjoyed playing the piano, knitting and watching old movies, with Shirley Temple being her favorite. Peggy’s greatest passion in life was her family and taking care of her children and many grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of the late James Bristow. Family and friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee County Nursing Home, 278 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.
 
 
Nancy J. Kriger Stack
Age: 38
- Nancy passed away peacefully in her mother's arms on Wednesday morning, February 18th at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. into the arms of Jesus in Heaven. She was born on June 1, 1976 in Batavia, NY to the late Richard L. Kriger, 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. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Attica. There will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of Nancy's life will be held in Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to be distributed to charities of their choice. 
Arrangements by: Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street, Attica.
 
Francis J. "Frank" Mangefrida
- Le Roy
Age: 78
He was born July 21, 1936, in Pavilion, NY.  Army and served with the Military Police Group, Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, Sandia Base,  Albuquerque, New Mexico.  After his service with the military, Francis began his 40-year career in broadcast radio. In addition to radio, Frank worked for the US Bureau of the Census serving as Regional Director for the 1980, 1990 and 2000 Censuses.  He also was active in the Genesee County Democratic Party and served as the Democratic Election Commissioner. There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass od Christian burial will be held Saturday, February 14, 10:30am, at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, Leroy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Andrea Lynn Mangefrida Memorial Fund c/o Stepping Stones Learning Center, 2111 Hudson Ave., Irondequoit, NY 14617; Le Roy Knights Incorporated, 7 East Ave., Le Roy, NY 14482; The Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia (BTRVA), P.O. Box 10090, Manassas, VA. 20108. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.
 
Dr. John Tiong Hua Chua
-Batavia
Age: 78
Died: Monday, February 2, 2015. Dr. Chua served for the U.S. Army during Vietnam. In, 1970, he came to Batavia and joined Dr. Roth and Dr. Green in their OB-GYN practice, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Batavia. He was a member of the Medical Societies of Genesee County and NYS and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a former member of the Batavia Kiwanis Club. There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 16, 10:30am, at the Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia. A luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church at the conclusion of the Memorial Service. Memorials are suggested to UMMC, Maternity Ward; First Presbyterian Church; or Homecare & Hospice.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Richard H. (Grump) Godlove
-Stafford
Age: 78
Died: Saturday, February 7, 2015, at UMMC. For many years, he worked as a truck driver for various local companies. Calling hours are from 4pm to 8pm Wednesday, February 11, at the funeral home. A celebration of Richard's life will take place 2pm, Thursday, at Calvary Baptist Church, Galloway Road, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to HomeCare and Hospice.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Margaret Schlossel
- Batavia
Age: 90
Died: Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon, Tuesday, February 10, at St. Joseph's Church. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Harry S. Bucceri
--Oakfield
Age: 89
Died: Sunday, February 1, 2015, at his home. He owned and operated Harry's Beauty Shop in Oakfield for many years. He was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish. Calling hours are on Thursday, February 5, from 4pm to 6pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, 10am, at St. Cecilia's Church, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Memorials are suggested to the Oakfield Fire Department.
Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
John (Jack) Elmore
-Batavia (formally of Attica)
Age: 92
Died: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at The Manor House, Batavia. He served in the U.S. Air Force and Army during WWII. He retired from the Department of Corrections at Attica Prison as a Lieutenant Shift Commander. There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, February 2, 11am, at St. Joachim & Ann Parish, formerly St. Vincent's, 50 East Avenue, Attica. Memorials are suggested to the Attica Rescue Squad, or to the Church.
Arrangements by: Marley Funeral Home, Attica.
 
Claudia M. Mancuso
-Batavia
Age: 72
Died: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Medina. She was a member of Ascension Parish and worked for years at UMMC. Calling hours are on Saturday, January 31, at the funeral home from 11am to 1pm. Funeral Services will immediately follow.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia
 
Alphonse Spiotta
-Batavia
Age: 84
Died: Wednesday, January 28, 2015. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a machinist tool maker at Batavia Machine and Tool. He was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Calling hours are on Sunday, February 1, from 1pm to 4pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, 10am, at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, Church Street, East Pembroke. Memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Marg Matuszewski
-Corfu
Age; 77
Died: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at UMMC. She was a participant in the Corfu Grange and several area senior groups and church activities. Calling hours are on Monday, February 2, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Services will be held Tuesday, 11am, at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu
 
Ira R. McCoy, Sr.
-Elba
Age: 79
Died: Friday, January 23, 2015, at UMMC, Batavia. He was a retiree of National Fuel Gas. He served honorably with the Army National Guard and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Calling hours are on Wednesday, January 28, from 11am to 2pm at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow at 2pm. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia
 
Alfred P. (Al) Saraceni
-Batavia
Age: 71
Died: Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Rochester General Hospital. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he worked for the New York State Public Service Commission for over twenty years. Calling hours are on Monday, January 26, from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Tuesday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Alan Gordon Taylor
-Aiken, SC
Age: 90
Died: Thursday,January 22, 2015, at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA. A native of Hudson, MA, he served as a radioman in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked as a police officer in Hudson, MA, after the war. After moving to Batavia, he worked at GTE Sylvania for thirty years as a quality control engineer. He played trumpet in several area bands. He was a member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, East Pembroke. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the Pembroke Community Band, Darien Center; or Joint Veterans Honor Guard of Genesee County, American Legion Post 332, Batavia.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Josef A. Young
-Alabama
Age: 49
Died: Friday, January 23, 2015, at his home. He was a Correctional Officer at the Orleans Correctional Facility. Calling hours are on Tuesday, January 27, from 3pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 11am, at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, East Pembroke site..
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
 
Angela Ilasi
-Batavia
Age: 100
Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Rochester General Hospital. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. Calling hours are on Sunday, January 25, from 1pm to 4pm at the funeral home, where prayers will be recited 9am Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 9:30am, St. Mary's Church. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House.
Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Norma W. O'Connor
-Bergen
Age: 88
Died: Monday, January 19, 2015, at her home. She was a program assistant at Gillam Grant Community Center, Bergen and lifetime member of St. James Episcopal Church. She was the secretary of the Genesee County Office of the Aging's Genesee Senior Foundation and formerly worked at the Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Gilliam Grant Community Center or the Office of the Aging, Meals on Wheels.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Terrence W. (Terry) Peters
-Batavia
Age: 72
Died: Sunday, January 18, 2015, at his home. Prior to retirement, he operated Peter's Delicatessen and Peter's Treasures, on West Main Street, Batavia. Calling hours are on Thursday, January 22, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home where services will be held 11am Friday. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Alton R. Rupp
-Batavia (formerly of Darien)
Age: 84
Died: Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the NYS Veterans Nursing Home. A veteran of the Korean War, he was retired from Chevrolet, Buffalo. Calling hours are on Wednesday, January 21, from 4pm to 7pm. Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Kenneth Dispenza, Sr.
-Marathon, FL (formerly of Batavia)
Age: 65
Died: Wednesday, January 14, 2015. He was an accomplished tattoo artist. Calling hours are on Wednesday, January 21, from 5pm to 8pm, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, 10am, at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia.
Arrangements by: Gilmartin Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Florence K. Bressette
- Batavia (formerly of North Syracuse, NY)
Age: 84
Died: Sunday, January 18, 2015, at UMMC. She was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Parish, North Syracuse. Prior to retirement, she worked at Goldberg Furniture as a bookkeeper. Calling hours are on Tuesday, January 20, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where services will follow at 7pm. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Helen C. Dunn
-Batavia
Age: 92
Died: Friday, January 16, 2015, at UMMC. She was a member of Ascension Parish, Sacred Heart site. Calling hours are on Tuesday, January 20, from 9:30am to 11am, where prayers will be recited at 11am. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:30am, at Ascension Parish.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Marvin Floyd Childs
-Basom
Age: 84
Died: Saturday, January 10, 2015, at UMMC, Batavia. He was a retired lifelong poultry farmer and in retirement worked fifteen years for the Adesa Auto Auction. He served as a Town of Alabama Coucilman for 24 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Calling hours will be from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, January 13, at the Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia. Services will be held at the Church, 10am, Wednesday.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Mary Czapeczka
-Corfu
Age: 90
Died: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home. She was a dedicated care giver of many talents. Calling hours are on Friday, January 16, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11am, Saturday, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Corfu. Memorials are suggested to the Spay Our Strays program at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Bernard J. Ronan, Jr.
-Batavia
Age: 81
Died: Monday, January 5, 2015, at UMMC. He was a former City of Batavia Police Officer and Town of Batavia Justice. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and longtime member of St. Anthony's R. C. Church and was a current member of St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, East Pembroke. Calling hours are on Thursday, January 8, from 6pm to 9pm at the funeral home, where prayers will be recited 9:15am Friday. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10am at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, East Pembroke site, followed by full military honors. Memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
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