Obituaries

vivian.png Marjorie Hall Vivian, 69, retired administrator for the Batavia City School District, passed away on August 13th, 2017 in the comfort of her home in Darien Center. She was born in Buffalo, NY on October 17th, 1947 to the late Robert Wesley and Mildred Kleinfelder Hall. Mrs. Vivian is also predeceased by her brothers-in-law Thomas Weronski and Michael Pawarski.

Mrs. Vivian grew up in Buffalo and West Seneca, graduating from West Seneca West High School. In 1968, she married Allan Vivian. While Mrs. Vivian raised her family, she pursued her higher education attending GCC, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Geneseo. Mrs. Vivian touched numerous lives throughout her working career in the human services and education fields. Mrs. Vivian worked at the New York State School for the Blind, Broadway Acres of DePaul, Livingston-Wyoming ARC Children's Services and Batavia City Schools. Mrs. Vivian really enjoyed the students that she worked with, especially those who received their education at the administration building on Washington Avenue. Travelling and being in the outdoors gave Mrs. Vivian many years of enjoyment as she was very active in the scouts and enjoyed to visit new places. Mrs. Vivian joyfully shared her adventures on her various trips and cruises with lovely photographs. From an early age, Mrs. Vivian enjoyed a variety of projects beginning with painting. Many will remember her quilts, handmade cards, embroidery, scrapbooks and photography. All who visited her home received a fragrant welcome while looking at her gardens.

Mrs. Vivian is survived by her husband; Allan Vivian; her three children Steven (Lauri) Vivian, Lesa (Todd) VanSon and Kari (Terrance) Stevens. She will also be missed by her beloved grandchildren and great-granddaughter; Carter and Taryn Vivian, Dean (Michelle) VanSon and their daughter Emily and Jessi VanSon, Kayla, Amanda and Spencer Stevens. Mrs. Vivian is also survived by her brothers and sisters; Robert (Jean) Hall, Kathleen Weronski, Jaqueline Pawarski, Timothy Hall and Mikel Hall.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Friday August 25, 2017 at the Attica Masonic Lodge at 39 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Any donations can be made to Literacy Volunteers of Genesee County, 301 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

18.jpg Kay M. Leslie, 68, of Alexander passed away on August 9, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born on May 24, 1949 in Batavia to the late Ralph and Norma (Merle) Fisher. She is also predeceased in death by her sons; Luke and Matt Leslie; brother Tom Fisher and sister Debbie Harris.

Kay grew up in the Bethany area and graduated from Alexander High School.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years David H. Leslie of Alexander; sisters-in-law Joan (Vernie) Palzer of TX., Kathy Fisher of Batavia; brother-in-law Dean Harris of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Alexander Fire Dept. PO Box 336 Alexander NY, 14005. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

wright.jpg Bonnie L. Wright, 51, of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Thursday August 10, 2017 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born on May 30, 1966 the daughter of the late Barbara Ann (Turner) Laney and Robert Wright. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased be her step father Harold Laney.

Bonnie will be remembered as a good hearted person who always tried to help others. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family members as well as attending church. She will be sadly missed by all she touched.

She is survived by her children; Amanda Gillette and Brittany Wright both of Batavia, Nicole Wright of SC., Robert Wright of Elmira; sisters Sherry (Robert) Welker, Deborah (Gary) Pahura both of LeRoy, Beth Stanton of SC., Carol Meisner of Lancaster; brother Harold Laney of VA; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many extended friends she called family.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 1:00-2:00PM at the Assembly of God Church 24 N. Spruce St. Batavia, NY 14020 where a 2:00PM Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

delavergne.jpg Donald Vincent DeLaVergne, 90, of Leicester passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris where he had been residing. Donald was born in Pavilion, NY on May 11, 1927 a son of the late Judd Henry and Cornelia (VanCise) DeLaVergne. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife: Amie (DeVinney) DeLaVergne who died on May 8, 2014, and sisters: Vivienne Blanke and Mary Eberly.

Don was a graduate of Pavilion Central High School. He was a self employed farmer and retired as a heavy equipment operator for Retsof Salt Mine. He was an active member of the Covington United Methodist Church in Covington where he was a member of the board and was one of the first 20 members of the Geneseo War Museum in Geneseo. He was the former sexton of Mt. Ash Cemetery in Covington. He was a pilot who enjoyed flying his Cessna plane and once flew the famous “Memphis Belle” and loved his pet the late “Tinker”.

He is survived by five daughters: Sandra M. (Richard) Konarski of Rochester, Debra R. “Debby” (Fred) VanScott of Rochester, Melinda F.”Mindie ” DeLaVergne of Leicester, Laurel L. “Laurie” (Michael) Hamler Sr. of Leicester and Donna Jo (Glenn) White of Mt. Morris, a brother: Richard (Margaret) DeLaVergne of W. VA., 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 5:00-7:00PM on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 13th at 1:00pm at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Ash Cemetery in Covington, NY.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Covington United Methodist Church P.O. Box 81 Pavilion, New York 14525. For more information, please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530

dairyfarm.jpg James Robert Weber, of Attica passed away on August 8, 2017 at the age of 86. He was born on October 24, 1930 in Buffalo to the late Charles and Irene Weber. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his loving wife Patricia (Cunningham) Weber; son Charles Weber; mother and father in law Clifford (Marjorie) Cunningham; sister Eleanor Stiles; brother-in-law C. James Cunningham.

James served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He married Patricia Cunningham on November 12, 1949; they were married for 62 years before she passed away. James moved to Attica in 1967 where he bought a dairy farm and eventually transitioned it into a veal farm before retiring from farming in 2000. James was a very hard worker on the farm. He didn’t talk on the phone much until he got involved with Experience Works where he would find work for retired people who were in financial hardship. If he was helping someone try to find work, his family said it was very hard to get him off the phone because be wanted to help everyone who needed it.

He is survived by his sons; Michael (Darlynne) Weber of Attica, James (Diane) Weber of Attica, Bradley (Amy) Weber of Castile; a daughter Eileen Weber of NH; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Interment will be held privately for the family at Pleasant View Cemetery in Orangeville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gateway House 91 Main St. Attica,  NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

aratari.jpgAlbert J. Aratari, 86 of Holley, passed away on Saturday August 5, 2017 peacefully at Hospice of Orleans Inc. surrounded by his family. He was born November 23, 1930 in Rochester, to the late Cecido (Lucy Borso) Aratari. Mr. Aratari is preceded in death by brothers Alfred, Dominick, Alex, Peter, Frank and Louis; sisters Annie Recino, Florence Sofia, Rosie Bell and Jean Esposito.

Mr. Aratari was retired from Kodak. He was an avid New York Yankees Fan and enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his beloved wife Carol A. (Rigard) Aratari of Holley; children Kim (Loren) Parsels of Byron; Deborah Aratari of Greece; Joseph Aratari of Holley; Michael (Lori) Aratari of Batavia; sisters-in-law Ginny Rigard of OH; Mary Aratari of Irondequoit; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.   

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday August 8, 2017 from 3-7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. Batavia, New York 14020. He will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, Inc. P.O. Box 489 Albion, NY 14411-0489.  For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

walsh1.jpg Margaret D. Walsh, 82, of Batavia passed away July 27, 2017 at Premier Genesee Nursing Facility after a short illness.She was born May 17, 1935 in Batavia, New York to the late Raymond and Rosalie (Kirsch) Dunham. Mrs. Walsh is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Frederick (Bob) Walsh who passed away on July 2, 2017, a son Donald (Chip) Hibsch; son-in-law Paul Donnelly; and sister Anne (Nelson) Parsons.

Marge was a 1952 graduate of Attica High School where she participated in the Junior Plays, Sr. Play Prompter, Orchestra, G.A.A and Glee Club. A note in her yearbook said, “I hope you have oodles of kids”, she did. Mrs. Walsh was the former co-owner of the Varysburg Hotel and retired employee of St. Jerome Hospital and J.C. Penny (May 19, 1997) where she made life-long friends with the ‘rat pack’. Marge loved spending time with her childhood sweetheart, Bob, reading, cooking, gardening, and crossword puzzles. She loved watching her grandchild grow into adults and took great pride in marking their accomplishments with them. Marge’s blue eyes, smiles, chicken & biscuits and apple pies will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. **143 CCRP**

She is survived by her children Cathy (Carm) Carmestro, Connie Donnelly, Robin Watts (Walt Murray), Ronald (Nancy) Hibsch, John (Nancy) Hibsch, Edward (Laurie) Hibsch, Paul (Christy) Hibsch; daughter-in-law Lynette Hibsch; Jeffrey (Sherry) Walsh, Timothy (Beth) Walsh, brother Joseph (Mary) Dunham; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Marge will also be missed by close friends Mary Swingle and John Pugliese.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

zito.jpg Mrs. Celia Zito, 89, of Batavia passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday July 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 12, 1928 to the late Ferdinando (Maria Cecela) Cianfrini. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Anthony “Butch” Zito, mother and father-in-law Salvatore (Concetta) Zito; son-in-law Bill Ray, siblings Lena Giordano, Violet Wolert, Anna Czekanski, Paul, Eddie, John and Joseph Cianfrini. Sister-in-law to James Barone, Sam Paladino, Manuel, Frank, Harry, Eileen, Virginia, Joe, Patty, June, Marian Zito; Whitey Czekanski, Ester Cianfrini, Josephine Paladino, Anna Amato, Lorenzo Amato, Tony Giordano, Edward Wolert, Althea and Danielle Cianfrini.

Celia was a member of Resurrection Parish, St. Mary’s R.C. Church and the Knight-N-Gals. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Celia was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and attended her first game at the age of 87. Mom enjoyed Sunday dinners with her sister-in-laws Mary, Joe, Rhonda, and Bella Barone. Celia retired from Robert Morris Elementary School as a Lunch Aide after 29 years. Mom loved us all beautifully and perfectly, she will be missed by all.

Mrs. Zito is survived by son Salvatore A. Zito of Rochester; daughters Concetta “Connie” Ray of Batavia, Carol (Brian) Wolfley of Alexander, grandchildren Sal (Aimee Michno) Zito, Jr. of Rochester, Anthony (Chaka) Ray, Sr., Jaime (Jason) Pratt both of Batavia; great-grandchildren Anthony “Butchie” Ray, Jr. of Batavia; Tory & Ryley Zito of Rochester, Anna Pratt, Naz Pratt and Adonis Davis all of Batavia; long time family friends Mr. Al (late Pat) Francis & family, Gail Francis Schnable; Mike (Kathy) Jackson, Matt & Teresa Jackson, Sam (Mary Jane) Sallome & Family. Loving friends & caregivers, Mary Beth Ells, Calla Wolfley, Leslie Hirsch, Olivia George, Roxanne Schulte, Gail Giuliani, Johnny’s Angels; Thank You; sisters-in-law Mary Barone and Kay Cianfrini of Batavia; brother-in-law John Miller of Rochester along with several nieces and nephews.

Celia loved color and the family would like you to please wear pastel colors to her visitation and funeral.

Friends are invited to call on Friday July 28, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St.; UMMC Foundation, 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to a charity of the donors choice.  For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

shaw_2.jpg Mary J. Shaw, 77, of Alexander passed away peacefully on Sunday July 23, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Batavia on October 17, 1939 to the late Henry and Odelia (Schunk) Kreutter. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a son; Duane Shaw; daughter-in-law Arleen Shaw; brothers Henry and Elmer Kreutter; sisters Grace Pistorio, Alice Walton, Betty Gephart and Ethel Wilkes.

Mary was a long time member at St. Vincent’s Church in Attica and belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America. She will forever be remembered as a loving mother and caregiver, and excellent cook and her love for flowers and gardening.

She is survived by her loving husband; Donald Shaw of Alexander; children Dean Shaw of OK., Douglas Shaw of Batavia, Donna (Michael) Ciurzynski of Akron, Daniel Shaw of Alexander, Denise (Paul) Jones of Batavia and Deborah (Paul) Remsen of Batavia; brother John (Jeannie) Kreutter of Wyoming, NY., sisters Clara (Tom) Elliott of Attica and Doris (Burt) Elliott of Wyoming; sister in law Letha Kruetter of Alexander; 11 grandchildren Timothy (Jessica) Ciurzynski, Katie (Tyler) Reagan, Melissa Ciurzynski, Jacob and Alison Jones, Marc (Nisha) Remsen, Molly Remsen, Shawn and Sharon Shaw, Mikhayla and Erika Shaw; 3 great grandchildren Sebastian, Oliver and Emilia Ciurzynski along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday July 25, 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday July 26th at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. in Attica. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department PO Box 336 Alexander, NY 14005. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

 

lapple.jpg Fredrick W. Lapple passed from this life on July 3, 2017, at age 90 with his family by his side.

Survived by his wife Jean (O’Halloran), children Fredrick (Marie) Lapple of Rochester, Thomas Lapple of Leesburg, VA., Marie (Dan) Davidson of Charlotte, NC, and William (Angela) Lapple of LeRoy, along with 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents Fredrick and Carmel (Coyle); and 2 brothers, Gerald and Howard.

Fred grew up in the “Butterhole” section of Clinton Ave in Rochester and attended St. Michael’s grammar school and Benjamin Franklin High School.  He was awarded a full football scholarship to Syracuse University, but joined the Coast Guard during World War II. Upon returning, he was employed by Tobin Packing Company, building a career from truck driver to Sales Manager. He was elected in the 1966 inaugural class of the Monroe County Legislature representing East Irondequoit. He later became the Director of Civil Service and Personnel for Monroe County and finished his career as a two-term elected Supervisor for the Town of Irondequoit.  Fred’s passion was public service, and he was proud to help all people regardless of their affiliation. He supported Catholic Education and was instrumental in starting the Bishop Kearney Parents Club which, for years, was the main fundraising arm of the school.  His devotion to his community was evident through his memberships in many organizations including St. Salome’s Parish Council, Point Pleasant Fire Department (a 50-year member), Pop Warner Football, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Police Chief’s Association, The American Legion, and many others.  He served as Chairman of the SUNY College of Optometry College Council and was a long-time member on the Board of the Monroe County Employees Federal Credit Union.

His family wishes to thank the compassionate caregivers at the New York State Veterans Nursing Home in Batavia where he lived his final month.

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Christ the King Church (of St. Kateri Parish) 445 Kings Highway S. Rochester, NY 14617.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Depart Benefit Fund, the Fred and Jean Lapple Scholarship Fund at Bishop Kearney High School, or the World War II Museum in New Orleans (of which Fred was a charter member). For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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