Obituaries for June 8, 2010:
Eugene M. Nanni
BATAVIA — Eugene M. Nanni, 87, of Batavia, died Friday, (June 4, 2010) at Vasser Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
Mr. Nanni was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Erie, Pa., a son of the late Enrico and Filomena (DiNofrio) Nanni.
He was a service manager in the publications department for G.T.E. Sylvania in Batavia. Mr. Nanni also worked as a professional photographer. He loved to travel and was devoted to his family.
Survivors include a daughter, Valerie (Peter) Matina of Hopewell Junction; four grandchildren, Thomas (Paulette) Kubiak, Christopher (Kelly) Kubiak, Jennifer Kubiak and Rebecca (Chance) Vorster; two brothers, Ugo (Betty) Nanni of Florida and Enrico (Tammy) Nanni Jr. of Oakfield; a sister, Dora (Robert) Genesky of Oakfield; two sisters-in-law, Lois (late Arthur) Nanni of Alabama and Marion (late Edmund) Nanni of Oakfield; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mr. Nanni is the husband of the late Gina (Perozzi) Nanni, brother of the late Bruno Nanni and a brother-in-law of the late Midge Nanni.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. June 14 at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield. Services will be at 10 a.m. June 15 at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.
Thaddeus E. ‘‘Ted’’ Mazur
Thaddeus E. “Ted” Mazur, 80, of Rochester, died Sunday (June 6, 2010) at Unity Park Ridge Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Rochester, on July 22, 1929, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Malinowski Mazur.
Mr. Mazur was a production engineer at Eastman Kodak for more than 30 years before his retirement. Ted was also very fond of constructing model ships with intricate detail.
He was predeceased by his son, Stephen Mazur.
Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Mary Hokula Mazur; a daughter, Christine (Jim) Raeford of Virginia; two sons, Thomas (Sandy) Mazur of Arizona and James Mazur of Spencerport; grandchildren, John Boles of Maryland, Cassie Mazur of Arizona and Melony Mazur of Spencerport; a sister, Sr. M. Michelle, Felician Sisters of Buffalo. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, 2125 Chili Ave., Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Rd. Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.alvahhalloranandson.com or by calling the funeral home at 247-7590.
Anthony A. Martino
BATAVIA — Anthony A. Martino, 89, of Batavia, died Monday morning (June 7, 2010) at the Batavia Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 15, 1921, in Batavia to the late Nicholas and Rose (Syracuse) Martino he was preceded in death by a sister Grace Biegas. A member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s) he worked for many years at Delco.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 69 years Louise E. (Cervone) Martino of Batavia; loving daughter and son-in-law, Gail (Enzo) Giuliani of Batavia; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony John “AJ” (Dinorah) Martino of Florida; his sisters, Roslyn Sharp and Claudette (Richard) Biegasiewicz, all of Batavia; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Visitation is private, the family welcomes all to join them for a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s Site). Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum and memorials in his honor are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC, 4120 West Main St., Batavia. For more information, please call Michael at 343-7500.
MEDINA — Arlene Miller, 91, a life-long resident of Medina, passed away on Friday (June 4, 2010) after a short illness.
She was born in 1918, the daughter of the late Fred and Una (Young) Morgenberger. She married Charles A. Miller in 1946. She graduated from Rochester Business Institute and worked for many years as a secretary for the R.H. Newell Co. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She dearly loved her home, her family and her pets.
She is survived by a son, David (Gail) Miller; a daughter, Barbara (John) Grimes; grandsons, John L.M. Grimes and Charles A. Grimes, all of Medina; a sister, Marilyn Spears; nieces, Betsy (Sabas) Avila, Kathy (Ralph) Hendrick, all of Texas, and six great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles, brother-in-law, Johnnie Spears and sister-in-law, Ruth Telis.
There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will take place in West Ridgeway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arlene’s name to Lee-Whedon Library, 620 West Ave. Medina, NY, 14103. Or to: P.A.W.S. P.O. Box 244, Albion, NY, 14411. Arrangements where made through the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina. Please sign the on-line register book at www.batestuttle.com
George C. Stratford
George C. Stratford, formerly of Churchville, passed away on the morning of Saturday (June 5, 2010) at Batavia Nursing Home.
He is predeceased by his wife Lilah.
Mr. Stratford is survived by several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St. (Rt. 19 South) Le Roy, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence, visit www.LeRoyFuneralHome.com.
Beverly F. Lupi
ELBA — Beverly F. Lupi, 77, of Elba, passed away Sunday (June 6, 2010) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was born July 1, 1932 in Newark, the daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle M. Padget Densmore.
Mrs. Lupi was a registered nurse for more than 25 years and retired as a librarian from the Brighton Memorial Library. She was a member of Padre Pio Parish (Our Lady of Fatima Church in Elba), the Altar & Rosary Society and a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elba Fire Department. She was formerly active in the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the Beginning Experience in Rochester.
She was predeceased by her first husband, William John Williams, in 1993.
She is survived by her husband of 11 years Frederic Lupi of Elba; a son, Michael Eric (Kelly) Williams of Virginia; stepchildren, Kenneth Lupi of Fairport, William Lupi of North Carolina, Stephen (Jenn) Lupi of Freeville and Susan (David) Shalit of Illinois; four step-grandchildren and two nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 65 South Main St., Elba. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Foundation, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14692 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY,14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry, visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260.
Barbara A. Stephens
BERGEN — Mrs. Barbara A. Stephens, 64, of Bergen, an electronics assembler at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, died Monday (June 7, 2010) at her home in Bergen.
Mrs. Stephens was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Rochester, the daughter of the late Donald and Ester (Van Bell) Jones.
Her husband, Thomas R. Stephens Sr., died Oct. 17, 2008.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas R. Stephens Jr. and Donald M. Stephens of Bergen; three brothers, Donald (Deborah) Jones of Albion, Harry (Cindy) Jones and David (Julie) Jones both of Holley; two sisters, Donna (Mark) Kramer of Bergen and Bonnie (Paul) Jary of Albion; two granddaughters, Shelby Stephens and Kimberly Stephens of Cuba; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, where services will follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy West, Amherst, NY 14228 or to Homecare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY, 14020. Burial will be in Until The Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
Sister Jeanne Stack
Sister Jeanne Stack died Thursday (June 3, 2010) at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio.
She was born to Warren and Jeanne Stack on March 14, 1925, in Batavia.
She entered the convent on Jan. 19, 1961, made her First Profession of Vows on Aug. 10, 1963, and her Final Vows on Aug. 10, 1968.
Sister Jeanne spent most of her life in health care ministry first as a nurse, then as a nursing instructor, director of Providence School of Nursing in Sandusky, Ohio, administrator and president of Providence Hospital in Sandusky and director of education and mission effectiveness for Franciscan Services Corp. in Sylvania. Her other accomplishments are many and varied and those she was most pleased with were her teaching at various educational levels, developing the Values Program for FSC, and keeping the Sylvania Franciscan Archives organized and up to date.
Sister Jeanne had a lifelong interest in nursing education, genealogy and quilting. She was a lifelong learner and attended many courses and workshops in theology, Scripture and spirituality. Her love of learning extended to travels to Canada and Europe and she helped others learn by participating in the Read for Literacy Program in Toledo.
In the course of her long life, Sister Jeanne contributed her organizational skills and knowledge to a long list of professional, scientific, cultural, religious and civic programs and committees.
She received many awards and honors and had several articles published. Sister Jeanne was still engaged in ministry as chairperson of Franciscan Properties in Sylvania and participated in many opportunities for growth and enrichment offered at Rosary Care Center. She will be missed by her Sisters in community and her loving family.
She was welcomed home on June 5, in a special ceremony in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the Motherhouse of the Sylvania Franciscans. A liturgy celebrating her life was on June 6, in the Chapel.
Donations and memorials may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio. Arrangements made by Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio.
BATAVIA — Robert Swansbrough, 80, of Batavia died Monday (June 7, 2010) at Crossraods House in Batavia.
Arrangements are being completed by H.E. Turner & Company Funeral Home in Batavia.