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ALLAN - Thomas E. 1/26/2002
Age 34 of Holland, NY, January 25, 2002, son of Paul and Amelia 'Sue' Allan; brother of Dennis (Joanne) Allan; also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, one niece, one nephew and two great-nephews. Friends may call 7-9 Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Sunday at the W.S. DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Arcade. Funeral service Monday at 11 AM from the Holland United Methodist Church. Memorials to Hospice Foundation (Kresge Residence), 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480.

BABICZ - Alice B. 1/26/2002
(nee Podoba) January 25, 2002, of Orchard Park, NY; beloved wife of Joseph A.; dearest mother of Shirley (David) Kaczanowski; daughter of the late Stanley and Catherine (nee Jusczyk) Podoba; sister of Tessie (late John) Williams and the late Matthew (late Helen), Gertrude (late Bronislaus) Chojnacki, Joseph, Stephen (late Jean), Edward (late Mildred), Teddy and Zigmund; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY, Monday morning at 8:30 and from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9. Visitation Sunday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

BERNHARDT - Helen M. (Rugg) 1/25/2002
January 24, 2002, beloved wife of the late Nicholas; dear mother of Christine (Mayer) Joseph Allen, Cynthia (Joseph) Dretzel, Deborah (Angelo) DiPasquale; grandmother of Paul Mayer, Sandina, Angela and Maria DiPasquale; sister of Gerald (Laura) Rugg, Gordon (Charlotte) Rugg, Ethel (John) Bingenheimer; sister-in-law of Anne (Ray) Hertel. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME INC., 335 Ontario St., Saturday 2-5 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where Funeral Services will be held Monday at 9:30 and a Mass of Christian Burial in All Saints Church, 205 Esser, at 10 AM. Donations may be made to the OCCS Oncology Center, 2960 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217.

CHIAVETTA - Josephine L. 1/26/2002
(nee Antonuccio) Age 88, of Brant, NY, January 25, 2002; wife of the late N.F. Chiavetta; beloved mother of Anna M. Chiavetta, Anthony N. Chiavetta (Marjorie Stewart), Marguerite A. Rammacher (Warren), Carol A. Schillace, John J. (Mary Ann), and David (Lisa) Chiavetta; sister of the late Pauline Mango, Peter, John, and Mary Antonuccio; also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 2-7 PM at the HEIMBURG-ADDISON FUNERAL HOME, 262 Main St., Angola, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Brant, NY (please assemble at church). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Farnham Volunteer Fire Company Rescue Squad.

COLE - John E. 1/26/2002
January 21, 2002. Wake services will be held Monday at 11 AM followed by a 12 Noon funeral service at UNITED MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3272 Bailey Ave. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

DANIELS - Thomas John 1/26/2002 January 25, 2002 of Lackawanna NY; son of the late John and Mary (Gorman) Daniels; beloved brother of Mary Beth (John) Bartus; dear uncle of Annemarie, Steven and Bethanne Bartus; nephew of Geraldine Hanley. Friends will be received Sunday only from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca where services will be held Monday at 8:45 AM and from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Daniels was a member of American Legion Post #63. Flowers gratefully declined.

DOHERTY - Rita M. (Kirsch) 1/25/2002
January 24, 2002, wife of the late Augustine M. Doherty; mother of Michael J. (Jean A.) and David W. Doherty; sister of John, Paul (Ethel), Delores Watkins, Lawrence (Margaret) and the late Thomas Kirsch. The family will be present to receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-8:30 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd.) Williamsville where a memorial service will follow at 8:30 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

DUKAT - Mary J. (nee Zimmerman) 1/26/2002
January 24, 2002, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of the late Raymond; dearest mother of Patricia Witkowski (James Garbarino); fond grandmother of Melissa Mary (Thomas) Fernandes and Rebecca Anne Witkowski; sister of Sister Mary Anise C.S.S.F., Rose Imiola; predeceased by Sister Mary Seraphine C.S.S.F., Rita Backlas, Celia Kazmierczak and Joseph Zimmerman; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) where funeral services will be held Monday at 9 AM and from Most Holy Redeemer Church at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

FOGARTY - Emily E. (nee Ellis) 1/26/2002
Of Amherst, NY, January 25, 2002, beloved wife of the late Gordon L. Fogarty; dear mother of Linda F. (Gary) Scott; and Lana D. Fogarty (Michael Nowak); grandmother of Jeffrey and Matthew; daughter of the late Levi B. and Emily (Cunningham) Ellis; sister of Eileen (Don) Palmatier and the late George (Virginia), Richard (Dorothy) Ellis, Leonette (Jack) Gorton; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Fogarty was a member of the American Legion A.J. Jurek #1672 Ladies Auxiliary, Amherst Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing Bingo and the slots. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE (824-6435).

GOTTHART - Charles D. 1/26/2002 January 24, 2002, dearest father of Joshua William Gotthart; son of the late William and Phyllis (nee Zimmerman) Gotthart; dearest brother of Lynda and Mark Gotthart; dear friend of Joanne Wiehe and Randy Lindell. There will be no prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial today at 9:30 AM from St. Lawrence Church. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME.

HORBETT - Christine M. (nee McKenzie) 1/26/2002
Of East Aurora, NY, January 24, 2002, beloved wife of William M. Horbett; mother of William M. Jr., Ellen R. and James M.; daughter of Ruth and the late Neil McKenzie; sister of Linda (Dave) Sullivan, Colleen Cooper and Neil (Brigitte) McKenzie. Friends may call Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, 64 Maple St., East Aurora where prayers will be offered Tuesday at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 10:30. Memorials may be made to Caminul Felix Orphanage, Romania c/o Girl Scout Troop Leader Troop #698, 71 Maple St., East Aurora, NY 14052.

KIERA - Richard 1/26/2002
January 25, 2002, beloved husband of Charlotte (nee Scibor); dear father of Patricia, Katherine (James) Kuc, Mary Ann and Caroline; brother of Alfred; grandfather of Danielle, Nicole and Samantha; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday at 9 AM from the SITTNIEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 154 Weimar and at 9:30 AM from Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family present Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9.

LASCHINGER - Lawrence W. 1/26/2002
January 25, 2002, beloved son of Walter A. and the late Patricia A. (nee Buczynski) Laschinger; dearest companion of Marie Murphy; loving father of Nicholas Murphy; dear brother of Patricia (David) Skalski, Eric Laschinger, Thomas Laschinger and Lisa (Erik) Bojarski; also survived by nieces. Family will be present Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 569 Cleveland Dr., where Funeral Services will be held Monday at 9:15 AM and from St. John Gualbert Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.

LEWIS - Mary V. 1/26/2002
January 22, 2002, wife of the late Arthur F.; mother of Marshall A. Lewis and John B. Lewis; grandmother of Mark R. Lewis, Laura C. Szpak and Kyle M. Lewis. No prior visitation. Services private. Arrangements by the FROEHLEY-DENGLER FUNERAL HOME.

LUMMEL - Eleanor L. (nee Selbert) 1/26/2002
January 24, 2002, age 90, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Lummel; dear mother of Kenneth (late Donna) and Thomas 'Jeff' Lummel (Karen Kranz); dear grandmother of Kevin Lummel, Kim (Steve) Mitchell, Jill (Joseph) Tripi, Lynnelle (Joe) Olszewski, Jason (Brigett) Lummel and seven great-grandchildren; dear sister of Marie (late Bill) McCarthy; predeceased by ten brothers and sisters. The family will be present Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Dr. where funeral services will be held Monday at 8:45 and from St. Lawrence Church at 9:30.

MAZURCHUK - Julia (nee Zatlukal) 1/26/2002
January 25, 2002, beloved wife of the late Jacob; dear mother of Mary Ann (Bill) Janiga and Karen (Kevin) Borth; grandmother of Nicholas and Matthew Janiga, Nicholas, Jacob and Alicia Borth and the late Patrick Borth; daughter of the late John and Susan Zatlukal; sister of Mary (late Don) Fitzgerald, Lorraine (John) Murphy, Stephen (Doris), James (Maryanne) and the late John Zatlukal; friend of Josephine Giglio and Walter Burgon. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 8440 Main St., (near Harris Hill Rd.). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday from St. Teresa of Avila Church at 10 AM. Mrs. Mazurchuk was a member of the American Legion and Catholic Daughters and was formerly employed by OLV and was a long time employee of Krasner's Women's Apparel and Mr. K's.

McWHITE - Blanche (nee Forster) 1/25/2002
January 23, 2002, of Williamsville, NY; beloved wife of the late Eugene K. McWhite; mother of James (Belinda), Kenneth and Kevin (Barbara); grandmother of Lillian, Kenneth, Jr. and Lindsay; sister of Lee Forster, Patricia Swick (Bernie) and the late Dr. Karl, Dr. Michael and Marjorie Forster. Friends may call Saturday 2-4 and 7-8:30 PM at the HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy. at N. Bailey, where services will be held at 8:30 PM. Friends invited. If desired memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation.

MORRISON - Abe A. 1/26/2002 January 25, 2002, husband of the late Alice Z. Morrison; father of Rebecca (Frank) Palermo of North Carolina; grandfather of Eric and Jason Palermo; brother of the late Henry (Eva) and Louis (Renee) Morrison. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 11:30 AM from White chapel Cemetery. No prior visitations. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC.

OVERFIELD - Carol A. 1/25/2002
January 21, 2002 of Akron, NY, daughter of the late William J. Sr. and Elinore Patterson Overfield; sister of William J. Jr. (Bonnie) of Farmington, MN, Robert (Pamela) and Joan (John) Krieb of Murray, KY; dear friend of Robert Mingle; also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at Queen of Peace RC Church, Genesee & Foreman Sts. at 9 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Arrangements by the DANZER & DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, Bowmansville, NY.

PENKALSKI - Stephania D. (nee Dobosz) 1/26/2002
Of Elma, NY, formerly of Buffalo, NY, January 24, 2002; beloved wife of the late Edward S. Penkalski; dearest mother of Edward A. 'Pinky' (Roberta) and Estelle (Joseph) Bykowicz; fond grandmother of six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; sister of the late Lottie Bartkowiak, Jean (late Chester) Palys and Teddy (Jane) Dobosz; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St. (corner Borden Rd.), West Seneca (668-5666), where funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:45 and from St. Gabriel's Church at 9:30 O'Clock. Friends are invited.

RAICHEL - Bruno F. 1/25/2002
January 23, 2002; beloved husband of the late Arlene (Witucki) Raichel; devoted father of Sandra (Cy) Fortier and Robert (Sharon) Raichel; loving grandfather of Scott, Stephen (Dee), Marc, Robert, Amanda and Kevin; great-grandfather of Alyssa, Natalie, Mikalya and Alec; dear brother of Walter (Lillian), John (Diane) Raichel, Frances (John) Kruczak, Mary (late Joseph) Kasinski and the late Julius (Ann) and the late William (late Helen) Raichel and the late Jenny (late Ted) Wolski; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC, 2005 Clinton St. (corner of South Ogden) Saturday at 9 AM and at St. Bernard Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Raichel was a member of the Parish Holy Name Society. Visitation Friday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

RAMGOPAL - Suresh M. 1/25/2002 1st Lt., U.S. Army Of Lawton, OK, formerly of Orchard Park, NY, January 21, 2002, husband of Sherrone Ramgopal; son of Patricia E. (nee Colicchia) (fiance Philip) and Dr. Chinniah Ramgopal; brother of Rajesh and Seshi Ramgopal; grandson of Lucy (late Anthony) Colicchia and Chinniah and Jayamma; nephew of several aunts and uncles; also survived by many cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-9 PM at F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St., (Rt. 20-A), Orchard Park. Services from the Funeral Home Monday, 8:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Nativity of Our Lord Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to Orchard Park Community Education Lacrosse Camp, c/o Paulette Tice, Orchard Park High School, 4040 Baker Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127.

REJENT - Robert A. 1/25/2002 January 12, 2002, survived by his beloved Evelyn Walters; loving father of Robert Regent Jr., Patti (Luciano) Gonzalez and Rosemary (Richard) Harrison; dear brother of Rita (Richard) Jenczka and Patricia NuDyke; also survived by three grandchildren, a niece and 2 nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Casimir Church Monday at 9 AM. Mr. Rejent was a Navy veteran of WWII and retiree of the Buffalo Fire Dept.

RUTKOWSKI - Matthew J. 1/25/2002 January 24, 2002, beloved husband of Helen (nee Mortowski); dear father of Barbara (Richard) Twarog and Joanne (Jerry) Ruda; grandfather of Mark Twarog, Tracy (Ron) Zglinicki, Michael (Michelle) and Scott (Jodi) Ruda; great-grandfather of Justin, Emma, Joshua, Zachary and Madeline; brother of the late Frank (late Sophie) and Henry Rutkowski. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.) Monday 9 AM and Corpus Christi Church 9:30. Family present Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9

SAGER - Martin J. 1/26/2002
January 24, 2002, of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Orchard Park, NY, husband of the late Mildred (Burdick) Sager; beloved father of Gary L. Sager, of Hollywood, CA; pre-deceased by brothers George, Frederick, Sidney and Robert; sisters Hazel Lumley and Helen Ahrens; survived by in-law Emma Sager and Homer (Jean) Burdick, nieces and nephews. Friends received on Sunday, 1-4 and 7-9 PM, at the FRANCE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3875 N. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, where services will be held on Monday at 11 AM.

SMITH - Florence A. (nee Wilson) 1/26/2002
January 25, 2002, beloved wife of Loren W. Smith; dear mother of Judith (John) Krug of Arlington, TX and Patricia Smith of Euless, TX; grandmother of Loren, Katherine and Jake Krug; sister of the late Robert and Jack Wilson. Calls may be made at the SCHLAGER FUNERAL HOME INC., 4614 Main St., Snyder, where the family will be present Sunday 2-5 PM. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services Monday morning at 10 at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy. Mrs. Smith was a member of Amherst Community Group No. 16 for over 30 years.

SPENCER - Betty Ann 1/26/2002
January 24, 2002, beloved daughter of the late Arley and Addabell Spencer; loving mother of Robin (David) Leys, Alberto, Addabell and Jonathan Rodriguez of Buffalo. dearest grandmother of Christopher, Maria, Nikcolerose, Crystalynn, Danarae, Stephen, Alberto Jr., Kathryn, Kelly and Ashley; great-grandmother of Brandon, Trey and Aries; also survived by seven sisters, two brothers, predeceased by two brothers. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS INC., MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Monday 11 AM.

SUTLIFFE - Ray K. 1/26/2002 January 25, 2002, beloved husband of Clara Randazzo Sutliffe; dear father of Rick (Janice) and Ronald Sutliffe; dear grandfather of Nicole, Kelly and Jennifer Sutliffe; brother of the late Wanie Wise. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DENGLER & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, Rolling Chapel, 3000 Delaware Ave. Kenmore where funeral will be held Monday morning at 10:30. Friends invited.

BARBER - Alan R. 2/8/2002
February 5, 2002, beloved husband of Karen M. (nee Mundt) Barber; dearest father of Lisa M. (Rob) Lichak, Renee K. (Vincent) Giannoni and Brad A. Barber; loving grandfather of Madison and Sheridan Lichak; son of Clara F. and the late Alphonse Barber; brother of the late Linda Bushart; also survived by several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangement by the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC.

BEICKE - Sharon J. Goodwin 2/7/2002
Of Lancaster, NY, February 6, 2002, wife of Edward Biecke; mother of Mark (Kelly), Matthew, Scott (Wendy), Keith and the late Lynn (Kevin) Dzwigal; sister of Diane E. (Helmut) Boening and the late Robert (Mary) Goodwin Jr.; brother-in-law of Paul (Marilyn) Beicke; grandmother of Jessica, Adam and Patrick; aunt of Tracy and Lydia. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS INC., MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 350 Main St., Elma Saturday at 10:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to American Cancer Society. (See obit.)

BERGER - Louis L., Jr. 2/8/2002
February 6, 2002, beloved husband of the late Gloria B. Berger; loving father of Lauren (Sheldon) Cantor of Millburn, NJ and Karyl (Peter) Cafiero of Brooklyn, NY; devoted grandfather of Theodore Louis Berger Cantor, Paula Eleanor De Gara Cafiero and Louise Claudia Berger Cafiero; brother of Miriam B. Rashman and Roslyn B. Orlin of Sarasota, FL. Memorial Services will be held Sunday at 10:00 AM from Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave. No prior visitations. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis' memory to Crime Stoppers, Kids Escaping Drugs or the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site. Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC.

BINGA - Gertrude (nee Jelinski) 2/7/2002
February 6, 2002; beloved wife of Wilbert W. Binga; dearest mother of Douglas (Doris) Guerdat, David (Mia) Guerdat, the late Thomas (Victoria) Guerdat and step-mother of Kathleen Binga; dear grandmother of nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family will be present on Thursday and Friday 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Hopkins Rd) where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

BOTTITA - Helen H. (Wood) 2/8/2002
January 28, 2002; Of Las Vega, Nevada, formerly of Buffalo; beloved wife of the late Stephen Bottita; mother of Benny (Jackie) Bottita, Carrie Frost, George (Willanna) Bottita, Nickolema (Joel) Moran; step-mother of Mike Bottita, Stephen (late Connie) Bottita, Theresa (late Don) Frank, Catherine (late Peter) Kulpa, Concetta (late Jim) Lamantia, Jack (late Doris) Bottita, Mary (late Angelo) Lepore and the late Joseph (Lucy) Bottita and Tony (late Theresa) Bottita; survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Family present Saturday only 1-3 PM at PERNA FUNERAL HOME INC, 1306 Hertel Ave (near Colvin Ave) where service will immediately follow visitation at 3 PM. Internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

COYLE - Celeste Stokes 2/7/2002
February 6, 2002, wife of the late Eugene C. Coyle Jr.; mother of John J. (Mary) Coyle MD of Chicago and Mary Celeste (Donald) Steinwachs of Williamsville; sister of Sister Mary Agnes Celine BVM and the late Margaret Duffy; also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday morning 9:00-10:00 at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd. Williamsville where services will be held at 10:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gregory the Great Church at 10:45. Friends are invited.

DelCol - Mary P. (Fenato) 2/7/2002
February 5, 2002, wife of the late Federico; dear mother of Rose (Donald) Bettinger, Theresa Blank and Gloria (Louis) LaTragna; also survived by 12 grand- children, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandsons; sister of Regina Stevanato, Helen Boucher, Maffalda Fenato and Ida Marcuzzi. Friends received Friday from 1-5 PM at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME INC., 250 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, where prayers will be said Saturday at 10 AM, and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bonaventure R.C. Church at 10:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Mrs. DelCol was a member of Amherst Home Bureau.

DUNPHY - Catherine 'Kitty' (Benedict) 2/7/2002
February 6, 2002, wife of the late William E. Dunphy; beloved mother of William J. and James P. (Kim) Dunphy; loving grandmother of Coni (Scott) Majchrowicz, Christina, Colleen, Laura, Amy and Kaileen; dear sister of Mary 'Bess' Robinson, Francis (Joanne) Benedict, Cecelia Bezuszko and Robert Benedict; sister-in-law of Edward (Ruth) Dunphy and the late Paul (Maryalice) Dunphy. Friends may call Thursday and Friday 2-4, 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd (corner Red Jacket Pkwy) where services will be held Saturday at 8:30 AM and at St. Teresa's R.C. Church at 9 AM. Friends invited. Kitty was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 721 and a member of American Legion Matthew Glab Post 1477 Auxiliary and the Scranton Club.

ESCH - Russell S. 2/7/2002 February 5, 2002, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee Mucciaccio); dearest father of Gloria (Paul) Densbenger; grandfather of Paul Jr.; brother of Henry, Harry (Alice) of Omaha, NE, Irene (Richard) Schmitt, late Robert, late Lawrence W. and the late Eleanor; survived by many nieces and nephews; great-uncle of Zachary Lundy. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd (west of Harlem Rd), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 AM and from Queen of Martyr's Church at 9:30 AM. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Esch served in the U.S. Army and was a retiree of Sahlen's Meat Packing.

FREEMAN - Arondall 2/8/2002
February 6, 2002. Friends may call Saturday 10:00 AM at H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC., 968 Jefferson, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM.

GALLERT - Frank T. 2/7/2002 February 7, 2002; beloved husband of the late Eleanore (Andrzejewski) Gallert; devoted father of Cynthia M. (Hans-Jurgen) Jakobs, Gerald J. (Dawn) Gallert and Michelle M. (Robert) Scordato; loving grandfather of Eric and Sarah Gallert; dear brother of Theodore (Rosemary) Gallert; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to assemble at the Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 5776 Broadway, for a Funeral Mass of the Resurrection, Saturday at 9 AM. Mr. Gallert was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of VFW Leonard Post, Jr. Post #6251 and Y.M.S. of the Resurrection. Visitation Friday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2005 Clinton St.

GLANOWSKI - Kamryn Rae 2/7/2002
February 6, 2002; beloved daughter of Daniel and Barbara (nee Kraus) Glanowski; dear sister of Gabrielle, Halee, Rebekah, Anastasia, Emma and the late Chelsea and Davin; granddaughter of Raymond and Lorraine Glanowski and Peggy (late Ronald) Kraus; also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd). Services at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, S-4999 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg, Saturday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.

GOETZ - Anna F. (Repich) 2/7/2002
February 6, 2002; beloved wife of the late John 'Hans' Goetz; dear mother of Joseph (Judith) Goetz and the late Richard I. Goetz; grandmother of Kathleen (Joseph) Hrusovsky and Deborah (Damon) Bowyer; great-grandmother of Nate, Olivia and Dalton; dear daughter of the late Robert and Rose Repich; sister of Joseph (Jenny) Repich, Barbara (late John) Malloy, Mary (John) Horvath, Rose Repich and the late Stephen, Edward, George and Robert; sister-in-law of Jean and Angie Repich; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday 5-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington, where services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM. Anna was owner at the Goetz Home Bakery, 504 Northampton, Buffalo, NY for over 25 years.

GONZALEZ - Serafin 2/8/2002
February 6, 2002; husband of Maria (Duran) Gonzalez; father of Carlos (Sally) Gonzalez; grandfather of Diana and Carol Gonzalez; brother of Zoraida (Antonio) Gonzalez of Spain; predeceased by brothers and sisters in Spain; brother-in-law of Elena (Thomas) Wojdyla; also survived by many nieces and nephews in Spain. Family present to receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave) where services will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Holy Spirit Church (Dakota Ave) at 9:30 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Cerebral Palsy Association of Rochester, 3399 Winton Rd. South, Rochester, NY 14623

GROVE - Gertrude A. (nee Badgley) 2/7/2002
February 3, 2002, of Clarence, NY, beloved wife of William Grove; dear mother of Alice Forthman of Clarence and Robert (Candy) Grove of Dallas, TX; aunt of Jeanne Patafio of Philadelphia, PA; also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandsons. A Eucharistic Thanksgiving of her life and a Eastern Star Service will be Saturday at 10 AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4275 Harris Hill Rd., Williamsville 14221. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Church or Brothers of Mercy, 10570 Bergtold Rd., Clarence 14031

HASHEM - Martha M. (nee Hatem) 2/7/2002 Of Lackawanna, N.Y., entered into rest, February 5, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Hashem; devoted mother of Paul G. (Deborah) Hashem; cherished grandmother of Wendy (John) Penrod, Sarah, Charles and Elizabeth Hashem; fond great-grandmother of Nathaniel and Andrew Penrod; loving daughter of the late George and Rose (nee Joseph) Hatem; dear sister of Theresa (late Edward) Ode and Ernest (Evelyn) Hatem; also survived by relatives and many friends. Relatives and friends may visit LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Dr., (Williamsville) on Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

HAYDEN - Agnes N. 2/8/2002
February 6, 2002, in Alto, GA. Wife of the late Robert E.; mother of Robert A., Jack M. (Sue), James (Lisa), Wenda (Fred) Duncan, June Hayden, Jayne Martin (Curtis); grandmother of eight including Genievene and Geneane Durfee; great-grandmother of three; sister of Euretta Bauder, Alberta Stevenson, Eleanor Graves (Paul), Velma Rennicks, Edwin (Mary) Gwynne, Fred Gwynne and Marsha Allshouse. Friends may call on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, 64 Maple St., East Aurora, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM.

HOWELL - Edward Davison 2/7/2002
February 7, 2002, beloved husband of Helen (Stith) Howell; father of Cecelia (Adolph) Spitta, Emerson (Robert) Nagel, Captain Edward (Linda) and Peter Howell; grandfather of Zachary and Lillie Howell, Nathaniel and Katherine Nagel; brother of Spencer (Claire) and Peter (Lee) Howell. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday at 11:00 AM in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Association. Arrangements by VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME.

KAISER - Wesley J. 2/8/2002
February 5, 2002 of Buffalo, NY; dear friend of Bill W. and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Joseph's Cathedral (Chapel), Saturday morning at 9:30.

KLAUS - Sally H. (Husch) 2/8/2002
February 6, 2002; of Hamburg, NY; beloved wife of Richard M. Klaus; dearest mother of Lindsay and Jeffrey Klaus; loving daughter of Richard Mary Jean (Wilson) Husch; sister Gail Husch, Nancy (Peter) Meister and David (Linda) Husch; aunt of Christine, Hayley Meister, Joel and Andrew Husch. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS INC., HAMBURG CHAPEL, 207 Main St. Funeral services will be held Monday 11 AM at the Hamburg Presbyterian Church, 177 Main St. (please assemble at the Church). Friends invited. Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated.

KOEPPEL - Faith A. (Felser) 2/6/2002
February 5, 2002, beloved wife of Alan J. Koeppel; dear mother of Alan K. (Kim), Carl (Kathy) and John Koeppel; grandmother of Megan, Michael, Melissa and Alexa Koeppel; sister of Grace Williams of Rochester and the late Donald, Coleman and Charles Felser; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 7-9, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Amherst where prayers will be offered Saturday at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Edison St.) at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo.

LALLEY - Elizabeth M. (Ryszka) 2/7/2002
February 4, 2002, in Chicago, IL, wife of the late Michael F. Lalley; beloved mother of Michael (Diane) Lalley, Patrick (Kathleen) Lalley, Marie Therese (Dennis) Daley, Myles (Peggy) Lalley, Loretta (Wayne) Wheatley and Timothy Lalley; loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; dear sister of Gertrude (late George) Greendonner and the late Ruth Winnert, Helen and Loretta; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday 2-4, 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd (corner Red Jacket Pkwy) where services will be held Saturday at 10 AM and at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 10:30 AM. Friends invited. Mrs. Lalley was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

LIPINOGA - John F. Jr. 2/7/2002 February 5, 2002, beloved husband of the late Margaret; dearest brother or Edward (late Katherine), Harry (Mary) and the late Raymond (Jean) and Frances (Arthur) Kujawa; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of William St.) Saturday morning at 9:30 and at St. Andrew's Church at 10:00. Interment in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Lancaster. Family present Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Lipinoga was a member of the Parish Holy Name Society (Friday 6:45) and B-14 Club.

McCABE - Jean M. (nee Varshay) 2/7/2002
February 6, 2002; beloved wife of the late Thomas W. McCabe, Sr.; loving mother of Thomas (Amy), Kim Pusateri, Debra Schrader, Timothy, James, Jeffrey (Jennifer), Coleen and Andrew (Lin) McCabe; grandmother of fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Betty Bertch and the late Kenneth and Bob Varshay. The family will be present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gregory the Great Church at 9:30. Friends invited.

McDOUGAL - George D. 'Mac' 2/8/2002 Age 70, of the Town of Tonawanda, February 7, 2002 at his home after a long illness. He was a Korean Conflict veteran, an avid hunter and fisherman and for 35 years he owned and operated the McDougal Construction Co. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Lindquist) McDougal, father of Sandra (Frank) Banks of North Tonawanda, Cindy (Philip) Alejandro of Tonawanda, Donna (James) Broadley of Wheatfield, Lisa (Mark) Norton of Lancaster, Julie (David) Raff of Lockport and Marcie (Shawn) Domroes of Tonawanda; grandfather of 13 grandchildren, brother of Dilly (Sterling) Bagley of Maine, Harvey (Barbara) McDougall of Syracuse and Delbert McDougall of Connecticut, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM from St. Ameila R.C. Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Roswell Memorial Park Hospital.

NAPIERALSKI - Adeline B. (nee Swiatek) 2/7/2002
February 6, 2002, beloved wife of the late Edward; dearest mother of Rita (late Daniel) Stachowiak, John (Dori), Len (Debbie), and Ray (Kathy) Napieralski; loving grandmother of Kathleen (Brian) Herod, David (Judi) Stachowiak, David, Danielle, Joshua, Joel, Kerri and Nichole; great-grandmother of Kyle and Kelsey; sister of Lorraine and predeceased by other brothers and sisters; prayer services commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of William St.) Saturday morning at 9:00 and at St. Josaphat Church at 9:30. Family present Friday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

NICHTER - Jane M. (Albert) 2/7/2002
Of Depew, NY, February 5, 2002, loving mother of Donald, Martin (Stephanie), Susan (Edward) Koziol, Lynne (Bill) West; sister of Jim (Jean) Albert and Charlene (late William) Schiffler; grandmother of 11. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday from 4-8 PM at the WENDEL & LOECHER FUNERAL HOME, 27 Aurora St, Lancaster with a Memorial Service being held at the Faith Lutheran Church of Elma, NY Saturday at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UCPA or the Lancaster Senior Center.

NOE - James E., Sr. 2/7/2002 Of Lackawanna, NY, February 6, 2002; beloved husband of Rita (Kinmartin) Noe; dearest father of Patricia (Douglas) Bruch, Michael (Deborah), Linda (Norman) Stramowski, David (Elaine), Louise Hale, James E., Jr. (Karen) and Raymond (Valerie) Noe; also survived by fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 12-5 PM and 7-9 PM at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS, INC., Memorial Chapel, 1820 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Saturday 10:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian burial from St. Barbara's Church at 11 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.

PERRY - Benjamin L. 2/8/2002
Of Orchard Park, NY, February 6, 2002; husband of the late Esther E. (nee Heath); father of Marge Marshall, Joan Moritz, Harold (Joan) Perry and the late Robert Perry; also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren; predeceased by three brothers and five sisters. Family will be present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME INC, 3855 Seneca St, West Seneca, where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11. Friends invited

PERSONS - Mary (Hanavan) 2/7/2002
Of East Aurora, NY, February 4, 2002, wife of the late F. J. Persons; mother of Donald (Donna), Wende and Penny Persons; grandmother of Brian J. Persons; great-grandmother of Bradley J. Persons; sister of Jean Addington, Peg Burr and Yvonne Jackman; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora, Main and Paine Sts., East Aurora, NY Saturday at 1:00 PM. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to FISH of East Aurora, Inc., 960 East Main St., East Aurora, NY 14052 or the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora. Arrangements by KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME.

PONICHTERA - Henry F. 2/8/2002 Unexpectedly, February 7, 2002, of Sloan, NY, beloved husband of Stella (nee Skowron); dearest father of Michael (Judy) and Robert (Elaine) Ponichtera; loving grandfather of Stacey, Nicholas and Christopher; brother of Genia (late Edward) Tracz, late Chester (Adele) and late Edward (late Cecelia) Ponichtera; brother-in-law of Marie (Benedict) Malachowski and late Joseph (Bonnie) Skowron; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway, Cheektowaga-Buffalo City Line, Monday morning at 9:45 and at St. Andrew's Church at 10:15. Interment in St. Matthew's Cemetery. Family present Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

QUANT - Russell G. 2/8/2002 February 7, 2002, of Buffalo, NY; beloved husband of Evelyn (Wendt) Quant; dear father of Joanne (David) Kazmierczak, Gail (Richard) Markowski; loving grandfather of Amy (William) McCann, Stacy (Brian) Mekelburg, Jeffrey Pencek and Kelley Bain; brother of Lucille Duffin, Carol Grover and the late Marian and late Frank Quant; survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St., near Union Rd., Cheektowaga, Saturday 2-4 & 7-8 PM where services will be held at that time. Mr. Quant was a WWII veteran.

ROSCOVER - Ruth A. (Retallack) 2/8/2002
February 7, 2002, wife of the late Alexander A. Roscover; step-mother of Raymond (Norma) Roscover; sister of the late George (Dorothy) Retallack; aunt of Ruth Ann (Ronald) Blair, Robert (Kim) and William (Carol) Retallack; friends may call Sunday 1-4:30 PM at the VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME, 2549 Main St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in SS. Peter & Paul Church on Monday at 9:30 AM. Interment in Cold Spring Cemetery, Lockport, NY. Memorials in Ruth's memory may be made to the Blind Assoc. of WNY.

RUMMELL - June (nee Gross) 2/8/2002
February 7, 2002; beloved wife of the late Howard E. Rummell; loving mother of Christine (Harold 'Butch') Lesser, Cathleen (John) Sacco, Thomas (Brenda) Rummell, Correen (David) McCormick, Laurie (Robert) Metzger, Andrew (Tracy) Rummell, Ronald (Joan) Rummell and Rita (Rick) Guido; loving Nana of 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; dearest sister of Rita Brunn, Ronald (Laura) Gross and Linda Grosss; also survived by many nephews and nieces. The family will be present Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 569 Cleveland Drive, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

SANDECKI - John C. 2/7/2002
February 5, 2002, loving husband of Anita (nee Giglia) Sandecki; devoted father of John, Mark and Adam; son of the late John and Helen Sandecki; dearest brother of Susan Sandecki, Mary Ellen (Anthony) Caputa and Thomas (Noel) Sandecki; beloved son-in-law of Samuel and Ann Giglia; also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will be present Thursday evening 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:45 AM and from St. Leo the Great Church at 10:30 AM. Friends are invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

SHEVLIN - Alice M. (Buchholz) 2/6/2002
February 5, 2002, beloved wife of Anthony 'Lefty' Shevlin; dearest mother of Thomas (Carol) of Toronto, Ontario, James of Arcade, NY and Patricia Shevlin; grandmother of Colin and Molly Shevlin; sister of Geraldine Russell of Tarzwell, Ontario and Carol Buchholz of Fulton, TX; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Calls may be made Thursday 7-9, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Amherst, where prayers will be offered Saturday morning at 8:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church at 9:30.

SNYDER - Cheryl A. 2/8/2002
February 6, 2002, of East Aurora, NY. Beloved daughter of Albert and Ann Langendorfer Snyder; loving sister of Brenda Zintz (Todd) of Orchard Park; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Family will receive friends on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM. Private Interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

SPENCE - Donna M. 2/8/2002
Februay 6, 2002; wife of Robert A. Spence Jr., mother of Dawn (Paul) Podkanowicz, Tracy Raslawsky, Amanda Ross and Mark (Clare) Raslawsky; grandmother of Brittany, Amber, Tyler, Jonathan and Mark; sister to Mary Johnson. Memorials to the American Lung Association. Arrangements under the direction of BABBIT & EASTON FUNERAL HOME, Franklinville

STROZYK - Lisa Marie (Hilburger) 2/8/2002 February 7, 2002; beloved wife of Scott B. Strozyk; dear mother of Andrew, Matthew and Hannah; daughter of James E. and Carole A. (Bonn) Hilburger; sister of Susan A. Hilburger; daughter-in-law of Ronald B. and Karen A. Strozyk; sister-in-law of Brian J. (Susan) Strozyk and Michelle L. (Daniel) Derenda. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St., near Union Rd., Cheektowaga, Monday at 9 AM and in Randall Memorial Baptist Church at 10 AM. Family present Saturday 4-8 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. If desired memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, the Peter Black Foundation, the American Cancer Society or the National Brain Tumor Foundation.

TOMASZEWSKI - Ted P., Sr. 2/7/2002 February 5, 2002, beloved husband of JoAnn (Mackay); dear father of Ted Jr., Mark, Linda (Tom) Conrad, Matthew and Steve (Tiffany); survived by nine grandchildren; dear brother of Stanley (Stella), John (Irene), Gene (Anthony) Zygmunt, Edward (Irene), Alex (Terry), Dolores (James) Jones, Rita (Harold) Lus, Betty (late Alex) Lis, Lottie (Bob) Zielinski, Raymond (Jane) and the late Fred (Sally); survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends received on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave., near Tifft where services will be held on Saturday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Ambrose Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Mr. Tomaszewski was a member of VFW Post 898, American Legion Post 63, AMVETS 989, USWA Local 2604, and was a retiree of Bethlehem Steel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or VA Hospital of Buffalo.

VAN WERT - Lou B. (nee Bostian) 2/8/2002
February 6, 2002, age 77, beloved wife of Paul H. Van Wert; dear mother of Johanna (Michael) Thompson of Charlotte, NC, Punkie (Bill) VanAs of Aurora, IL, Sue (Jeff) Loustaunau of Castine, ME, and Paul H. 'Tom' (Virginia) Van Wert III of Rochester, NY; grandmother of nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Dr. Edgar (Carol) Bostian of Pittsburgh, PA. The family will receive friends Friday evening 7-9 PM in the Coventry Room at Canterbury Woods, 775 Resaissance Dr., Williamsville, NY. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM at Ascension Lutheran Church ELCA, 4640 Main St., Snyder. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, 6399 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.

WALTERS - Helen J. (nee Gawrys) 2/8/2002
Age 73; of the City of Tonawanda and formerly of North Tonawanda; unexpectedly February 6, 2002 at her residence, wife of the late Harold 'Corky' Walters Jr.; loving mother of John V. Walters, Cynthia R. (Kenneth) Stevenson and Elaine M. (Stephen) Marsh; beloved grandmother of Jacquelyn and Laura Stevenson and was the best friend of Norma Richau. Friends may call Friday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 25 William St. (between Morgan and Broad Sts.) City of Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam St., City of Tonawanda, Saturday (February 9th) at 9 AM. Friends invited. (Please assemble at the Chapel) Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Tonawanda, NY 14150.

WELFARE - James B. 2/7/2002 Suddenly February 6, 2002, of Grand Island, father of Darlyne (Gary) Kennedy, Gordon (Lisa) Welfare, Heidi (Donald) Topolski and Heather Welfare; also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Betty A. (Vince) Phillips; son of the late James and Harriet Welfare. Friends may call Friday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM.

WENDEL - George H. 'Mike' 2/8/2002 February 6, 2002. Beloved husband of Theresa 'Terry' Wesley and the late Shirley (nee Becht) Wendel; dearest father of Deborah (Daniel) Wroblewski, Michael (Eileen) and Keith (Deborah) Wendel; step-father of Donna (Arthur) Smith, Victoria (Peter) Gendron and Gloria Queeno; loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother of Joan (Kenneth) Amann. The family will be present on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Dr., where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:30 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial from Mother of Divine Grace Church at 9 AM. Friends invited. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration Volunteer Services or the Charity of your choice. Mr. Wendel was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.


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