Obituaries

shreder.jpg  Robert William Shreder, 88, of Attica passed away at his home on June 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. The youngest of 14 children, he was born to the late Louis and Catherine Shreder. Robert was raised on the family farm in Alexander and resided in Attica for 63 years with his beloved Barbara “Babe” also deceased.

He was an ironworker with the local Union 6. Robert was known as “Attica Bob” by construction crews. He worked on numerous noteworthy local projects including the old War Memorial, the Skyway and the walls of the Attica Correctional Facility. In his early years, he owned a pool hall on Exchange St. where he acquired his nickname “Peanuts”. He was affectionately called “Tips” by close friends.  Robert served in the Korean War from 1950-53 as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, operating as an Artillery Gunner. His passion and love for turkey and deer hunting was immense and he was featured several times in local newspapers for his achievements. He also loved playing cards, going for car rides in the countryside, collecting antiques and quick drives to Hagen’s pool.

Robert was the father of Paula (Norman) Jones of Java Center, Raymond Shreder of Attica, Patricia (John) Ryan of Bennington, Joanne (Walter) Robinson of Attica and special godson Joseph Reynolds of Buffalo. Great joy came from the love of his grandchildren, Robert “Bo” Shreder, Denley “Big D” Ryan, Lewis “Little Lew” Ryan and Ruth “Ruthie” Robinson.

 “I hold my own death as a card in the deck to be played when there are no other cards left”

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Mass is planned for later in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Fire Department 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

cwilinski.jpg  Annette M. Cwiklinski, age 57, of Perry passed away at home on Sunday June 18, 2017. She was born on March 29, 1960 a daughter of the late Eugene Wetmore and Connie (Grisewood) Metcalf. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a brother-in-law; Rudy Damonti.

Annette was a 1978 graduate of Letchworth Central High School. She was a dialysis secretary for Noyes Memorial Hospital (Dialysis Center) in Geneseo. She was a volunteer for many years for Special Olympics. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening, doing jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family. She enjoyed life and was the center of attention at any function.

She is survived by her husband Kevin M. Cwiklinski whom she married in 1995; 2 daughters Erika Lorenz of Castile and Valerie (Timothy) Miller of Castile; a son Keith Gierke Jr. of Corfu; 2 sisters Theresa Damonti of Erie, PA., Gina Wetmore of Pike; 2 brothers Lance Wetmore of Perry and Mark Wetmore of Sharon, PA.; 3 grandchildren Alyssa Fox, Bryce Lorenz and Ayden Miller, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 2:00-4:00PM on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530 where services will follow at 4:00PM at the Funeral Home.

For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

hennig.jpg Brad E. Hennig, age 52, of Silver Lake passed away at home on Sunday June 18, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family. Brad was born in Batavia, New York on October 25, 1964 a son of the late Richard Hennig and Naomi Martin.

Brad was a 1982 graduate of Coco High School in Coco, Florida. He was a self employed carpenter. Brad was a member of the Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association, Niagara Trail Riders, Silver Lake Historical Preservation Society, Silver Lake Institute where he was a trustee and Silver Lake Pioneer Association. He enjoyed doing carpentry, mechanic, and welding work. Brad also enjoyed restoring vintage motorcycles as well as any type of antique engine. If something was broke Brad enjoyed the challenge to get it working. He volunteered for over 20 years at the Wyoming County Fair in their historical exhibits. He enjoyed riding his motor bike where he would race at Pavilion Motorcross.

He is survived by his wife: Lisa (Shepherd) Hennig whom he married on November 19, 1994, his children: Evan and Evelyn Hennig at home, his mother and father-in-law: Clifton (Lorna) Shepherd of Dansville, 3 sisters: Kay (Ronald) Harmon of South Byron and Silver Lake, Lynn (Craig) Bateman of Silver Lake and Kathie( Daniel) Moyles of Charlotte, NC, a brother: Leigh (Dawn) Hennig of Seattle, WA, a sister-in-law: Melissa (Sheldon) Omans of Dansville along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday June 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in West Perry Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the family. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

schum.jpg Loretta Kriger Schum, 93, of Attica, NY peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, June 16, at the Premier Genesee Healthcare Facility in Batavia. Born on September 25, 1923, she was the daughter of William and Edith Lyall Kriger.  Loretta was predeceased by her dear husband, Robert P. Schum, whom she married on February 14, 1953.

Loretta was a 1940 graduate of Alexander High School and editor of the school’s first yearbook.  She graduated from Rochester Business Institute with a business/secretarial degree.  She retired from NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services in 1991 and was an Avon Representative for 50 years, starting in1967.   Loretta was an active member of Ss. Joachim and Anne Parish, Attica, NY, in the past serving as an officer in the Altar & Rosary Society, Bishop’s Committee to aid new mothers, funeral luncheon committee, and library volunteer and Home School Association member at GWCCS Catholic School.  She was awarded “Fan of the Year” at Alexander Central School in 2005 for her support and attendance at her granddaughters’ sports events and was also active in the Red Hats Express. Loretta had a wonderful sense of humor throughout her life.  She loved music, books, and writing, but her biggest joy came from being with her family. 

She will be greatly missed by her children, Veronica (Robert) Frost, Catherine (George) Uhly, and Thomas Schum, granddaughters Katrina Uhly (husband Christian), Laura Uhly (fiancé John Swinton), and Diana Uhly (fiancé Brett Shirley), great-granddaughter Evelyne, sister-in-law Margaret Schum, and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Kenneth (Eva) Kriger, Dorothy (Floyd) Welker, Veronica Kriger, and Francis (Marjorie) Kriger.

Calling hours for Loretta will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday the 21st at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Attica. 

Memorials for Loretta may be made to St. Joachim & Anne Parish at the address listed above or the Gateway Home 91 Main St. Attica, NY 14011.  For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visitwww.marleyfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

sennott.jpgKathleen M. Sennott, 85, a lifetime resident of Attica, passed away peacefully on Friday June 16, 2017 surrounded by her family at LeRoy Village Green. She was born October 4, 1931 in Batavia to the late Gerald V. (Mary A. Kirsch) Sennott.

Kathleen graduated from Attica High School class of 1949 and attended Rochester Business Institute. She worked in the Attica Village Office for 40 years, 30 of which she was Village Clerk. She was a lifetime member of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish in Attica.

She is survived by her sister Maureen M. (Robert) Kirby of Attica; three nephews Gregory R. of Mr. Laurel, NJ; Stephen G. of Buffalo and Brian (Lori) Kirby of Orchard Park, along with their families.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday June 21, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

Memorials may be made to the Church or to Attica Fire Department 11 Water St. Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

Steven D. Pierson, age 62, of Perry, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday June 16, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with his family by his side. He was born in Warsaw, New York on July 13, 1954 a son to Gladys (Brown) Pierson of Perry and the late Gordon Pierson. Along with his father he is preceded in death by 2 brothers James and Thomas Pierson and brother-in-law: Todd Mazzarella

Steve was a 1972 graduate of Perry Central High School. He was a self employed crop farmer who loved to work. He was a great teacher whether it was about farming or his Bible based hope.

He is survived by his wife; Terry (Mazzarella) Pierson whom he married on October 20, 1973;  3 daughters  Amy (Todd) Wheaton of Penfield, Jessica (David) Johnson of Baldwinsville, Leslie (Max) Norman of Leicester; a son Seth Pierson of Lima; 10 grandchildren Connery, Jonathon, Jacob, Brandyn, Maryssa, Collin, Riley, Gage ”Bob”, Nicholas and Nolan; his mother Gladys Pierson of Perry; sister Jeanine Pierson of Warsaw; sisters-in-law Tracy (Mark) Calvert of Florida, Tina(David) Kramell of Wyoming, Lucy Pierson of Perry; brother-in-law Tammy Mazzarella of Florida, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday June 23, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Services will be held on Sunday June 25th at the Mt. Morris Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1721 Rt. 20A Leicester, New York 14481

Memorial contributions may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, New York 14530. 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.

humming.jpgJoyce R. Hoeppner, age 93, of Perry passed away on Thursday June 15, 2017 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Home in Warsaw where she had been residing. Joyce was born in Perry, New York on May 8, 1924 a daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Bartlett) Ferris Sr. She is preceded in death by her husband: Max Hoeppner Sr. who passed away in 1998, sisters: Dorothy Driver, Helen Dieter and Thelma Pierce, brothers Charles Ferris Jr. and Donald Ferris.

Joyce worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill and retired from Archway Cookie Co. She enjoyed knitting, doing various crafts and traveling each winter to Florida with her late husband.

She is survived by a son Max (Sarah) Hoeppner of Perry, a granddaughter: Tracy (Douglas) Hoeppner-Russell of Perry, a sister: Shirley Barone of Hume, along with many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Emergency Ambulance P.O. Box 288 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. 

renz.jpgJosephine A. Renz, 84 of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday June 14, 2017 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 4, 1933 in Batavia, to the late Louis (Rosalie Nicosia) Giambrone. Mrs. Renz is preceded in death by two brothers Vincent and Alfred Giambrone.

Mrs. Renz was a lifelong member of Resurrection Parish. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family. Josephine’s grandchildren were the love of her life.

She is survived by her beloved husband William J. Renz Sr., children William J. Renz Jr., Nancy Kustas all of Batavia; Diane (John) Cintorino of Byron; brother Benny (Mary) Giambrone of Oakfield; 3 grandchildren, Michael Cintorino, Matthew Renz both of Batavia; Melissa (Kurt) Wegener of Palm Coast, FL; along with many nieces and nephews.    

Friends are invited to call on Monday June 19, 2017 from 3-7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to VNA of WNY 61 Swan St. Batavia, 14020.  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.

shear.jpg Gladys Alden Sheer, 94, a longtime resident of North Java died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Known to her family and friends as “Billie”, she was born at her home in Bliss, NY on September 11, 1922 to the late Flora Moore and Frank Alden, a direct descendent of John Alden who was a crew member on the historic pilgrim ship Mayflower. In addition to her parents, Billie is predeceased by her husband Clarence Sheer; sister Doris David; brother Don Alden and son in law Tom Standish.  

As a young woman, Billie held interesting jobs that fit her vivacious character. Through her high school years she worked as a housekeeper and nanny for Fran Striker, an American writer for radio and comics, best known for creating the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon characters. During World War II she was employed by Curtiss-Wright Aircraft where she drove scooters on the runway and joined her pilot friends on countless test flights before being promoted to Executive Secretary for management.  In 1946 she married her childhood sweetheart, Clarence Sheer, and they had a long and happy life on their farm. Always working together, they grew and sold sweet corn, pumpkins and squash, operated a cattle hauling business and were award winning sellers of seed to farmers across the Wyoming County for over 35 years. Billie was well known for her skills in the kitchen and especially for her fudge. She was often referred to as the “fudge lady”. She was an avid card player and loved nothing more than a competitive but fun game of cards with her bridge club friends of more than 60 years. Billie was a woman of great faith. Her laughter could light up a room. Billie was loved by family and friends alike and will be greatly missed. She will above all be missed by her beloved grandchildren who referred to her as “big grandma”, not because of her stature, but because of her big heart.

Billie is survived by her children; Pat (late Tom) Standish of Strykersville, Beverly (Richard Jr.) Herman of Varysburg, Jeanne (David) Dobinski of S. Wales, Donna (Patrick) Harrington of N. Java and Fran (Harold) Bush of Silver Springs; 6 grandchildren, Kristine (Larry) Wheeler, Richard (Ronda) Herman III, Troy (Jessica) Standish, Connie Herman, Ali Dobinski and Meg Dobinski. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday June 19. 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.  An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 20th at St. John Newman Parish (St. Cecilia’s Church) 991 Centerline Rd, Strykersville, NY 14145. Lunch will immediately follow in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Billie’s honor can be made to “Angel Action” 6470 Rt. 20A Suite #1 Perry, NY 14530 or online at wccainc.org. 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.

vanallen.jpg Mary G. VanAllen, 79, of Perry passed away on Sunday June 11, 2017 at her home.
Mary was born in Silver Springs, NY on February 5, 1938 a daughter of the late Forrest H. and Ethel (Gell) Green. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband; Howard “Red” VanAllen who passed away in 2009; brothers Thomas Green Sr., Forrest Green Jr., Lester Green, Walter Green, Roger Green and Ronald Green and sister Doris Amberger.

She was a 1955 graduate of Silver Springs School. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill and G & L Laundry in Perry. She retired from the former Champion Products in Perry after 30 years of service. She was a former member of the Perry Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Wyoming Valley Antique Car Club. She enjoyed bird watching, tending to her flower gardens and loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter; Cindy (James F. “Rick”) Bramer of Warsaw; son James (Charlene) Van Allen of Perry; sister Evelyn Hamilton of Leicester; 2 sisters-in-law Carolyn Van Allen of Perry and June Green of Silver Springs; 4 grandchildren Tim (Jenny) Bramer, Michael (Jess) Bramer, Christina (Jim Slusser) Briggs, and Sarah Briggs; 5 great grandchildren Rowan, Keegan and Brooklynn Bramer, Noah and Logan Preen, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday June 16th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main Street Perry, New York 14530. Graveside services will be held on Saturday June 17th at 11:00 A.M. at Elmwood Cemetery in Silver Springs.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Elmwood Cemetery C/O Town of Gainesville 2 Toolhouse Rd. Gainesville, New York 14066. 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.

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