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AHRENS - Helen M. (Kelleher) 8/15/00
August 14, 2000 of West Seneca, NY; beloved wife of the late Edward L. Ahrens; loving mother of Edward, Sandy (David) Rounds and Timothy (Sandy) Ahrens; sister of Thomas (Rosemary) Kelleher, Patricia Griffin of San Diego, CA, and the late William Kelleher; grandmother of Kelly and Kimberly Rounds, Timothy and Christopher Ahrens; also survived by one great-grandchild. Family will be present to receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the South Buffalo Chapel of the JOSEPH K. QUINN FUNERAL HOME INC., 192 Abbott Rd. (near Southside Pkwy.) where services will be held Thursday 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. William's Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements THOMAS J. KELLEHER FUNERAL HOME.


ARENDT - Gerhard A. 'Gary' 8/14/00 Of Eden, NY, August 12, 2000, husband of Mary (Holmes); father of Debra (Gerald) Arendt; grandfather of Erich and Tyler Arendt; son of Anna and the late August Arendt; brother of the late Dorothy (Gene) Smith; brother-in-law of John Holmes. Memorial visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-8 followed by a Memorial Service at 8 PM from the LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2724 West Church St., Eden. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 11 Forest St., New Canaan, CT 06840. Mr. Arendt was a member of Beaver Meadows, National Audubon Society and Boston Valley Conservation Club.


BAER - William G. 8/14/00 Of Kenmore; August 12, 2000; beloved husband of Rosemary Kniffin Baer; dear father of Mary Ellen (Kevin) Mulvey, Richard (Barbara), Charles (Ellen), Judith (Karl) Frizlen, Kathleen (James) Gagola of Baton Rouge, LA, William (Alexandra) of New York City, Brian Baer of Akron, OH, Melissa (Richard) Bourgeois of Albany, NY; also survived by 16 grandchildren; brother of John (Marie), James (Joan) of Jamestown, NY, Robert (Lee) Baer of Macedon, NY and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore Monday 7-9, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral will be held Wednesday 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul's R.C. Church at 10:15 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


BOFFEY - Leslie J. 8/14/00
August 13, 2000. Husband of June Mathis Boffey; father of Gary (late Caroline) Boffey and the late Mary (John) Delmonte; also survived by five grandchildren; brother of Vera Pohlman, Joan Pohlman, Kenneth Boffey, Shirley Plucinski and the late Joyce Taylor, Fred, Donald and Lillian Mochol. Friends may call Monday 7-9, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS INC. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 AM.


CARPENTER - Edith T. (Potsch) 8/15/00
August 9, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Eugene F. Carpenter; devoted mother of Eugene F. (Ann) Carpenter Jr. of Sierra Vista, AZ and Susan (Thomas) Hurley of Youngstown, NY, and the late Caroline Gibson; sister of Susanna Struss of Patchaque, Long Island and the late Nicholas Potsch; grandmother of nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Friends are welcome to attend a memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11 AM at the Newman Center, 490 Frontier Rd. (SUNYAB, North Campus). Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the St. Gerard's Food Pantry. Arrangements by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME.


CIESIELSKI - Richard 'Poppy' 8/14/00
August 12, 2000, beloved husband of Elizabeth 'Boots'; father of Lynn, Susan (Douglas) Lukaszewski, Mary Ellen (Mark) Brockmyre and Lori; brother of Eleanor (Longin) Burzycki; grandfather of Chelsea, Luke, Devyn, Leah and Nathaniel; uncle of Judy and Heidi; close family friend of Heather 'Hed' D'Errico. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DONALD J. SIWEK FUNERAL HOME, 610 Hertel Ave. where services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 followed by a Mass at St. Florian's Church at 10 AM. Mr. Ciesielski was a member of the St. Florian's Holy Name and Ushers Club, Northwest Senior Center and the UAW Local #774. Donations to Kenmore Mercy Hospital for Hospice.


CROSS - Lucy (nee Arcymowicz) 8/15/00
August 14, 2000; beloved wife of the late Andrew; devoted mother of Judy Cross, Carol (Jacob) Ulewski and the late Robert (Mary Ann) Cross; grandmother of Suzanne (Jerrold) Katrein, Jennifer Ulewski, Michael and Anthony Cross; great-grandmother of Sarah, Jessica and Jerry; sister of Albina (late Louis) Kurek, Celia (late Larry) Oleniewski, Chester (late Emily) Arcymowicz, Martha (late Wallace) Covier and late Adele (late John) Kurek. Family will be present Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 806 Clinton St., (852-4499) where services will be held Thursday at 9 AM and at Sts. Rita and Patrick Church at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Hospice Buffalo would be appreciated.


FAVA - Virginia K. (Grimm) 8/15/00
August 14, 2000, wife of Edwin M. Fava; mother of Rosemary (John) Zobel, Edwin M. (Donna) Fava Jr., Douglas (Barbara) Fava, MaryEllen (Michael) Forster and Melissa (John) Steblein; also survived by ten grandchildren; sister of Robert (Elaine) Grimm, Helen (Leonard) Froustet, Richard A. (Gretchen) Grimm Jr. and Ronald A. (Terry) Grimm Sr. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass in S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Williamsville, Thursday morning at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC.


FRAMPTON - Thomas L., Sr. 8/14/00
August 12, 2000, of Grand Island, husband of 55 years of Marie E. (Clayton) Frampton; father of Thomas L., Jr. (Sharon), Charles H. (Deborah), Patricia M. Biski, James E. (Zillah) and William B. (Laurette) Frampton; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother of Nona (Richard) Bimeal, Nina (Telford) Bash and the late Joey Henry. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Bible Presbyterian Church, Grand Island.


GASIEWICZ - Stanley F. 8/15/00 August 13, 2000, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved husband of Stephanie M. (nee Czajka); dearest father of Paul (Kathleen), Stanley (Rosemary), Martin (Camille); grandfather of seven grandchildren. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the MELVIN J. SLIWEINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd., (west of Harlem Rd.), where funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 AM and from Queen of Martyrs Church at 9:30 AM. Interment, St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mr Gasiewicz was a veteran of WW II, a member of Pvt. Leonard Post VFW #6251, member of Farther Justin Council K of C #5670 and a retiree of the US Postal Service. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc.


GIARDINA - Joseph C. 8/15/00 August 13, 2000, beloved husband of Angelina (nee Armenia) Giardina; dearest father of Janet Knapp, Michael J. Jr (Barbara) and Donna M. Giardina; dear Nonno of Michael J., Teresa M. and Michelle A.; brother of Rafaella (late Michael) Lupo, Josephine (Louis) Santonoto, John A. (Sadie) Giardina, Mary (Giovanni) Bin, Lucy (Joseph) Siracuse and the late Salvatore M. Giardina; also survived by 19 nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. The family will be present Tuesday, 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the (Tonawanda Chapel), AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 2600 Sheridan Dr., (at Parker), where funeral services will br held Thursday at 10'15 AM and from St. Edmund's Church at 11 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Assoc. of WNY, 1284 French Rd., Depew, NY 14043-4882.


GUYOT - Cassidy 8/14/00
August 6, 2000; of New Port News, VA; son of the late Cherie Monheim and James Smith; step-son of James J. Monheim; brother of Anthony and Jeffrey; grandson of Oma (Patricia) and Opa (Daniel) Cardi and Claudine Guyot and James Monheim Sr., Gross Oma and Opa of Adeline and Jerome Knavel and Sheila and James Monheim; cousin to Jasmine Monheim; nephew of Daniel Monheim and Dean Cardi; great-grandson of Cesar and Charlotte Cardi; also survived by many loving great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave, Lackawanna, NY, Wednesday morning at 10 AM and from Our lady of Bistrica Church at 10:30 AM. Visitation Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.


HAVAS - Elizabeth F. 8/14/00
Of Kenmore, NY, August 12, 2000, beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Havas; mother of William A. (Cynthia) Havas, Linda Hallen and the late Joseph F. Havas; grandmother of Julie A., Lisa M. and Gregory J. Havas. Family will receive friends Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Christ the King Church at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.


HOCA - Valerie S. (Harris) 8/15/00
Suddenly August 14, 2000, of Gowanda, NY, beloved eternal companion of Theodore V. Hoca; beloved mother of Regina, Benjamin, Christopher, Jonathan, Katie and the late Adam Hoca; daughter of Regina A. Schaefer and the late Leslie B. Harris; sister of the late Michael A. Harris. Friends may call Tuesday evening 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Rte. 62) North Collins, NY. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 AM from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Rte. 438, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. If desired memorials to the family would be gratefully appreciated.


HODGE-GRANLUN - Shirley J. 8/15/00
August 14, 2000, of Silver Creek, NY, wife of the late Carl E. Granlun; daughter of Marguerite Lockard of Buffalo; also survived by four uncles and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 16 at 3 PM from the HOLE-PARKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Silver Creek with Mr. John Olszewski Jr. officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery in N. Tonawanda. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriner's Hospital in Erie, PA or the Silver Creek Emergency Squad.


IVEY - Lois 8/15/00
Entered into rest Sunday, August 13, 2000 at the Brockville General Hospital. The former Lois McClintock at the age of 74 years. Beloved wife of F. Emerson (Bud) Ivey of Charleston Lake and East Aurora, NY. Loving mother of Jane Singlehurst (William) of Mexico and stepmother of Lorraine Davis (John Clifton) of Maryland, Lynn Brennan of Virginia and F. Emerson Ivey III (Constance) of West Virginia; dear sister of Donald of Montreal, John (Elaine) McClintock of Brockville, Hugh (Shirley) of Charleston Lake, Carol Verity (Victor Newburn) of Belleville and George (Catharine) of Scarborough; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James St. E., Brockville, Ontario (613-342-2828) on Thursday from 10-11 AM. The funeral ceremony in celebration of Lois' life will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 AM. In rememberance, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society will be gratefully acknowledged.


JACKSON - Betty Jean 8/15/00 August 12, 2000; beloved sister of Charles E. (Cassandra), Johnnie F. (Roslyn J.) and Richard A. (Denise) Jackson, Sr.; also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends Wednesday 10 AM at Greater Refuge Temple of Christ, 943 Jefferson Ave., where funeral services will follow at 11 AM. Internment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC.


JAY - Ann (nee Koza) 8/15/00
Formerly of Cheektowaga, August 12, 2000, in Florida. Beloved wife of Edward; dearest mother of Sharon (Timothy) Ratajczak of Colorado, Gordon 'Mike' of West Falls, NY; grandmother of Gabriel, Dillon and Gordon; sister of late Jenny Feher, Edward and Stanley; survived by nieces and nephews. Private services held at the convenience of the family. Sentiments may be made to Hospice of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, 14227. Arrangements by CICHON FUNERAL HOME.


KAMERA - Walter E. 8/14/00
August 10, 2000, husband of the late Dorothy; father of Dennis (Cheryl), Walter D. (Karen), Karen (late Al) Woods and Diane Dabeck; also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME (East Chapel), 1361 Hertel Ave. Wednesday only 4-7:30 PM where funeral service will be conducted at 8 PM. Flowers gratefully declined.


KELLY - John F., Sr. 8/14/00
August 13, 2000, beloved husband of Mary A. (Lyons); dear father of Brian A. (Theresa), John F., Jr. 'Sean', Patrick H. Kelly and the late Mary P. Kelly; grandfather of Shauna, Garrett and Kyle Kelly; brother of Annie, Peg Kelly, Eileen (Josie) Torsney and the late Jenny (late Anslem) Doyle; brother-in-law of Patrick (Mary) Lyons; uncle of Michael (Maureen) Lyons; dearest friend of Shirley Flood and numerous relatives in Ireland. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 335 Ontario St. Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where services will be held Thursday 9:15 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial in All Saints Church at 9:45. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Buffalo Hospice, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga 14227.


KOCHEL - Anna (nee Sobczak) 8/15/00
August 14, 2000; beloved wife of the late Walenty; dear mother of Helene (William) Depczynski, Marion Jadwiga, Michalene (Joseph) Banaskiewicz, Josephine (Stanley) Szarzanowicz, Sophia (Henry) Sikora, Christine (Sigmund) Mincel, Emilia (David) Heckler and the late John (late Sylvia); also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call Tuesday 7-9, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St., (897-2400) where services will be held Thursday at 9:45 and at 10 AM at St. Josaphat's Church. Anna was a member of the Lechici Club.


KUNZ - Earl J. Sr. 8/15/00 August 13, 2000, beloved husband of Ruby (Brooks) and the late Margaret (Crosson) Kunz; father of Earl J. Jr. (Heidemarie), Thomas H. (Linda) and Helen Marie Kunz; grandfather of Margaret and Sarah Kunz. Private funeral services were held on Monday at the VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME.


LATHAM - Gladys Olson 8/15/00
Age 81, August 14, 2000, of North Tonawanda, NY, formerly of Boynton Beach, FL and Skokie, IL. Beloved wife of the late Harold J. Latham; loving mother of Carol Ann Latham of N. Tonawanda and Linda J. Lindblom of Windsor Heights, IA; dear sister of Harriet (Ivar) Wistrom of LaPort, IN and Dorothy (John) Peltzer of St. Petersburg, FL. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the BRUNNER FUNERAL HOME, 156 Robinson St., N. Tonawanda, NY on Thursday morning (August 17, 2000) at 11:00. Mrs. Latham was a member of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Oriental Shrine in Florida and Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Hospital in care of Ismailia Shrine Temple, 1598 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, NY 14224 (Linda's email: ljlindblom@juno.com)


LEWIS - Althea I. (Hoag) 8/15/00
Age 93, of North Tonawanda, NY, August 10, 2000, beloved wife of the late Alfred Lewis; dear mother of LaVern A. (Joan) Lewis and the late Donald (Louise) and Isabell Lewis; also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Payne Avenue Christian Church (corner Payne and Wheatfield, North Tonawanda) Thursday morning at 10:00. Memorials may be made to Payne Avenue Christian Church Building Fund. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE ( 824-6435).


LITTLE - Ellis F. 8/15/00
August 10, 2000, of East Aurora, NY, husband of Dorothy Thomsen Little; brother of Frank J. Jr. (Beverly); also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial service Saturday at 2:00 PM from the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, East Aurora, NY. Lawrence T. Howe, Licensed Manager.


LYSEK - Victoria 8/14/00
August 13, 2000, of Corfu, NY, wife of the late John; mother of Peter (Jan) Heckler, Sandra Wysocki and Cheryl (Douglas Warren) Sczepanski; grandmother of John, David and Lyle; sister of Ann (Wilbert) Eismann; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at C. B. BEACH & SON MORTUARY, INC., Corfu, Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Corfu, NY Wednesday at 10 AM.


MacLEAN - Jordon Dale, D.O. 8/10/00
August 7, 2000, age 41, in Alger Co., MI, formerly of Amherst, NY; dear husband of Ella (Choinski) MacLean; father of Jacob Ian, Luke Alan, Emily Dale, and Holly Marie MacLean; son of Beverly MacLean of Amherst, NY and the late Dr. Ian MacLean; brother of Dr. Craig (Angela) MacLean of Derby, NY, Ronald (fiancee Lisa Gaunt) MacLean of Buffalo, NY, Lori (Daniel) Bluff of Angola, NY and the late Glenn Ian MacLean. Dr. MacLean graduated from Amherst High School in 1977, from Michigan State University in 1982, and from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago in 1986. He moved to Cadillac, MI in August 1991 from Rural Kentucky, where he had practiced. Dr. MacLean served as Chief of Staff both in Kentucky and at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, MI. He practiced at Medical Arts/Great Lakes Family Care since 1991 and served as Medical Director at Center Lake Bible Camp and Spring Hill Camp. He was a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and was Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. MacLean was a man of very strong faith and was active in Temple Hill Baptist Church. He loved his family, people, fly fishing, backpacking, camping, and his career. He was a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society and enjoyed Grouse and turkey hunting. Funeral will be held Friday at noon in Temple Hill Baptist Church, Cadillac, MI. Rev. Mark Pietscher will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, MI. Visitation 2-4 and 6-9 PM Thursday at Peterson Funeral Home, (231-775-3411) Cadillac, MI. Memorials may be made to Center Lake Bible Camp or the Pregnancy Resource Center of Cadillac, MI.


MANQUEN - Helen (nee Deren) 8/14/00
August 13, 2000, beloved wife of the late Frank Sendziak and Joseph P. Manquen; dear mother of Joan (late Conrad) Weiffenbach; sister of Jane (the late Edward) Dzielski, Joseph (Penney) Deren and the late Stanley and Walter Deren; sister-in-law of Edith and Betty Deren. The family will be present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Cleveland Dr. Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 569 Cleveland Dr. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 and from Resurrection Church at 10:00. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


McANDREW - Joseph P. 8/15/00
Of Ellicottville, August 14, 2000. Calling hours Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the O'ROURKE FUNERAL HOME, 411 Rock City Street, Little Valley. A Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10 AM, from the Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.


MERGENHAGEN - Ruth S. (nee Stevens) 8/14/00
August 11, 2000, beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Mergenhagen; dear friend of Larry Burch. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near West Ferry St.) where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:00 AM and from Blessed Sacrament Church at 9:30 AM. If desired, contributions may be made in Mrs. Mergenhagen's memory to the American Cancer Society of WNY or Hospice Foundation.


MILLER - Bernadine J. (Chojecki) 8/14/00
Of West Seneca, NY, August 13, 2000, beloved wife of Harry Miller; dearest mother of James (Susan) and Gary (Holly) Miller; grandmother of Veronica, Bradley and Matthew Miller; sister of Col. Chester Chojecki, Aurelia Pace and Joseph Chojecki. Friends received Tuesday only from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca where funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 AM and from Queen of Heaven Church at 9 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Buffalo Hospice. Mrs. Miller was a member of Buffalo Fine Arts League and East Aurora Arts Society.


MONHEIM - Cherie L. (nee Guyot) 8/14/00
August 6, 2000; of Newport News, VA; beloved wife of James. J.; dearest mother of Anthony, Jeffrey and the late Cassidy; daughter of Claudine Guyot, daughter-in-law of Daniel (Patricia) Cardi and James Monheim Sr.; daughter of John Guyot; sister-in-law of Daniel Monheim and Dean Cardi; granddaughter of Jerome and Adeline Knavel and James and Sheila Monheim; aunt of Jasmine Monheim; friend of Misty Frungillo; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY, Wednesday morning at 10 AM and from Our Lady of Bistrica Church at 10:30 AM. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.


MULVIHILL - John J. 8/15/00
August 14, 2000, of West Seneca, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Shanahan) Mulvihill; dearest father of Maureen (Donald) McMullan and Patricia (Thomas) Mulvihill Wallace; loving grandfather of John, Lori and the late Brian McMullan and Thomas John and Mary Elizabeth Wallace; dear brother of Josephine Cullen and Elizabeth Hine. Funeral from the CHAS. F. MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME INC., 982 Abbott Rd, Thursday at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Queen of Heaven RC Church at 9 AM. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.


NICOSIA - Rose (nee Affrunti) 8/14/00
August 13, 2000, wife of the late John; dear mother of Charles (Barbara), Mary Ann (Martin) Bauer, Rosaadele (late Pasquale) Raimonde, Patricia (Edward) Pozdyn, Joann (James) Lahrs and the late Marie (late Herbert) Berger; grandmother of 20 grand and 22 great-grandchildren; sister of Anna Conti and Jane Mongiovi; predeceased by seven other sisters and a brother. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, 2275 George Urban Blvd. (two blocks east of Dick Rd.) Wednesday 9:30 and Our Lady Help of Christians Church 10 AM. Family present Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Mrs. Nicosia was a member of OLHC Ladies Auxiliary. Flowers gratefully declined.


PETERS - Norman J. 8/15/00
August 13, 2000, beloved husband of Lucille (nee Kibler); dear father of Norman G., Susan (Pasquale) Abbarno, Patricia Tiede, Cynthia Jaje; grandfather of nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brother of Lawrence, Mildred Benson and the late Mabel Arnst. Funeral services from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.) Wednesday at 11 AM. Family present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.


POND - Lillian F. 8/15/00
Aug 13, 2000, wife of the late Arthur; mother of Peter, Paul (Dale), Victoria (David) Ross and Michelle; sister of Estelle (late Earl) Graham, Arthur (late Emila) Roman and the late Raymond Roberts, Walter Roberts, Jean Nagy, William Roman, Zena Celke and Camille Kempski; sister-in-law of Mary Roberts, Estelle Roman and Fred Celke; grandmother of Jessica, Laura and Ben; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9, at the D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, where services will be held Thursday at 9, followed by a Mass at St. Andrew's Church at 9:30 AM.


PROCHOWNIK - Walter A. 8/15/00 Of Buffalo, August 14, 2000. Husband of Sarah (nee Everett) Prochownik; dear father of Deborah (Kevin) Mielcarek, Joanne (Lynn) Everard, Louisa (Jeffrey) Levine and Grace Jerauld; brother of Gertrude (late Walter) Zaremba, Annette (Stanley) Cioutuszynski, Josephine (Joseph) Jaworski, the late Edward (late Charlotte) Prochownik and Victor (Gloria) Prochownik; grandfather of Brian and Jessica Everard, Adam Mielcarek and James and Henry Levine. A memorial service to celebrate Walter's life will take place Thursday (August 17th) at 5:30 PM. For location of services, please call NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna (824-4000). In lieu of flowers, contributions in Walter's memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 1284 French Rd., Depew 14043-4882.


PUSZERT - Ferdinand F. 8/14/00
August 13, 2000, husband of the late Jean; dear father of Juliann (Alexander) Daniszewski and the late Paul (Barbara Lee) Puszert; grandfather of Tammie Lee; great-grandfather of Michael and Matthew; brother of Gerard (Barbara Jean) Puszert; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (two blocks east of Dick Rd.) Wednesday 9 AM and St. John Kanty Church 9:30. Friends invited. Family present Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.


QUACKENBUSH - John J., Sr. 8/15/00 August 13, 2000, beloved husband of the late Gertude Anderson Quackenbush; loving father of John J. Jr. (Diane), David (Donna), Michael (late Patricia), Patricia (Joseph) Paolucci, Renee (James) Neff, Joyce and the late Robert Quackenbush; grandfather of 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Stephen's R.C. Church 2100 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, NY, Saturday August 19 at 10 AM. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined, memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480. Arrangements by the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME INC., 266 East St. at Austin.


REINAGEL - Patricia W. (nee Welch) 8/15/00
August 13, 2000, wife of the late James H.; dear mother of Linda (Paul) Borden, Eric (Betty), Russell (Liz), Lisa (David) Czyzewski, Bruce (Barb) and Joseph (Carol); also survived by 14 grandchildren; sister of Nelson (Pat) Welch, Joan Klink; sister-in-law of Ann Reinagel, Tom (Terry) Reinagel and John (Maryann) Ash. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Amherst (between N. Bailey & Niagara Falls Blvd.) where prayers will be offered Thursday at 9:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Mother of Divine Grace Church at 10:30. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.


RUTKOWSKI - Eleanor 8/14/00
August 13, 2000, of Dearfield Beach, FL, formally of the Town of Tonawanda, wife of the late Stephen Rutkowski; mother of Kenneth (Judy) Rutkowski of Chicago, Nancy (William) Weis of Grand Island, Dr. Robert (Leanne) Rutkowski of Culpepper, VA and Audrey (Dr. Warren) Pleskow of Rancho Sante Fe, CA; grandmother of Stacy (William) Karcher, Blake, Evan, Morgan, Meryl and Emmett Rutkowski, Jonathan and Jason Weis, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Loder and Nicole Pleskow; sister of the late Raymond Szczepanski and Joan Hammerl. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 AM at St. Stephen's church.


SCHNEIDER - Caroline E. (Hoffmaster) 8/14/00
August 13, 2000, wife of the late William H.; dear mother of Susan (David) Kelsey and Joan (Mark) Shelden; grandmother of Sarah and Joshua Shelden; sister of the Rev. Paul (Ruth) Hoffmaster and the late Ruth Natemeier. Friends received Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4614 Main St., Snyder (same location as Schlager Funeral Home) where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Those desiring may send memorials to Bethany Lutheran Church or the Arthritis Foundation.


SHIPMAN - Isabelle M. 8/15/00
August 14, 2000; wife of Everett Shipman; mother of Barbara (Ben) Fontanelle and Frank (Jean) Shipman; also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister of Ruth Leuice. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to Hiawassee United Methodist Church, PO Box 609, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Arrangements ROBERTS & DENGLER FUNERAL HOME.


SHIPPY - Seward H. 8/15/00
Of Youngstown, NY, August 14, 2000, age 89, husband of Marion B. (Bradley) Shippy; father of Harold (Nancy) Shippy, Neal (Betty) Shippy and Daniel (Na Myung) Shippy; also survived by seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and one cousin Marion Lutz. Friends may call at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC., 3648 Ransomville Rd, Ransomville, NY, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Services Thursday at 11 AM from the funeral home. Memorials to the Youngstown Fire Company Ambulance Fund or to the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.


SISTER MARY ANDREW FASANELLO - F.M.D.C. 8/15/00
(Marie Bridget Fasanello) August 14, 2000, age 81. Beloved daughter of the late Michael and Philomena (nee Tronolone) Fasanello; sister of Marge (late William) Chamberlin and the late James Fasanello and Peter Fasanello; also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-9 PM at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child, 6380 Main St., Williamsville, NY where a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday morning in the Chapel at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.


SISTER MARY ANNETTE F.S.S.J. - 8/14/00
(Emily M. Krauska) August 13, 2000, loving daughter of the late John and the late Lottie (nee Polaczek) Krauska; dearest sister of the late Raymond (late Genevieve), late Eugene (Mildred), late Arthur (Irene) and the late Mildred (late Raymond) Stys; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 9 AM from the Immaculate Conception Convent Chapel, 5286 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral arrangements by the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY.


SKIERCZYNSKI - Jane E. (nee Terech) 8/14/00
August 12, 2000, beloved wife of the late John J.; dear mother of John (Kathy), Anthony M. and Betty (Frederick) Piskorz; fond grandmother of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; dear sister of the late Stephen (Sophie), Stanley and Chester (late Anne) Terech; also survived by nieces and nephews; dearest friend of Dorothy Molnar. Funeral from the KOLANO FUNERAL HOME, 396 Amherst St. (near Grant) Wednesday 8:45 and St. Andrew's Church at 9:30 AM. Friends are invited. Family will be present Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Jane was a member of the Polish Union of America, Post #1041 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Assumption Church Rosary Society whose members assemble Tuesday at 3:30 PM for prayers. Donations may be made to the Kenmore Mercy Foundation. Interment Mt. Olivet


SOBIERAJ - John V. Sr. 8/15/00
August 13, 2000. Husband of Anna C. (Majtyka) Sobieraj; father of Marilyn Zsebehazy of Niagara Falls, Beatrice Kelchlin of Buffalo, Anne E. (Donald) Hipp of Ohio, Jane M. Kifner of Gowanda, John (Michelle) Sobieraj Jr. of Clearwater FL, Walter (Christine) Sobieraj of Williamsville; brother of Anna Jurek of Alden and Henry Sobieraj of Buffalo; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by his parents, Albert and Anna (Zrojewski) Sobieraj; one daughter, Joan Paluch; two sisters, Jane Krull and Francis Richter; one brother, Stanley Sobieraj. Friends may call at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 105 East Main St., Gowanda, today from 7-9, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, followed by a service on Thursday at 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda or the Gowanda Fire Department or the Leon Fire Department.


TURO - Harold H. 8/15/00
Of Orchard Park, NY; August 13, 2000; beloved husband of Sadie (McConnell) Turo for sixty-four years; father of Loretta S. (late Alfred) Curnew; grandfather of James H. (Kathy), Jack H., Jody H. and Jeffrey H. (Emily) Curnew; also survived by four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday 7-9 PM at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker ST., Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Thursday 10 AM. Friends invited. Harold was a F. & A.M. West Seneca Lodge #1111 for 53 years.


WALZ - Alice (Sheehan) 8/15/00
August 13, 2000 of Buffalo, NY; beloved wife of the late William M. Walz; dear mother of Mary Alice Walz, Sister Sally Walz R.S.M., and William (Anne) Walz Jr.; sister of Agnes (late Milford) Diggins, and the late Mary (George) Duggan, John (Marie) and Joseph (Nora) Sheehan, and Helen (Orlo) Sylven; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the RAY O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 2286 South Park Ave., where funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ambrose Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions to the Sisters of Mercy, 625 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220. Mrs. Walz was a life member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a founding member of the St. Ambrose Senior Citizens. Internment in Holy Cross Cemetery.


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